Family Notices

Some past family notices that have appeared in the Buzzette paper edition. Do you have an announcement? Contact us.


Arlo Kobb b. October 20th, 2019

Arlo Cobb

Gary and Krystal Cobb are delighted to announce the arrival of their son Arlo Don Anthony Cobb. Born October 20th, 2019 at 1:56 pm, 7 lbs, 5 oz. Proud grandparents are Boyd & Sheila Anderson of McBride, Edward Cobb of Mackenzie & Kim Cobb of Nanaimo.

In Memoriam

Gerard Lavoie

GERARD LAVOIE 1948 — 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, papa and friend after a brave battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mackenzie and District Hospital Palliative unit

Glen Everett Howse

“Gone Fishing”

Glen Everett Howse

July 28, 1949 December 28, 2017

We are saddened to announce the passing of avid father, outdoorsman, and Abitibi retiree, Glen Everett Howse. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Corinne Howse (Brayden Bell), granddaughter Jordyn Bell, sister Rita Leask, and brothers Dennis and Grant Howse. Predeceased by mother Margaret and father Everett Howse, and sister Verna Birnie

A warm, grateful thank you to all Dad’s Mackenzie & District Hospital homecare workers, especially Wanda, for driving him to PG to meet his granddaughter; Alana for your companionship and gifts; and Joy, for staying with him during his passing so he was not alone.

Jeanette Crespeigne

Jeanette Crespeigne
April 1, 1968 – July 18, 2017

Jeanette Crespeigne (nee Kyrstein), a Parksville resident who spent most of her life in the North Central region of British Columbia, passed on to a better place on July 18th at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Born April 1st, 1968 in Hamilton Ontario, Jeanette moved to BC with her parents in 1980 and remained in the Mackenzie and Prince George areas until 2012. Jeanette is survived by her three children (Asia, Torin and Atia all of which were loved deeply by her), her parents John and Anne Kyrstein of Vernon BC, her siblings Jan (Kate) Kyrstein of Merritt BC and Debbie (Luke) Drapeau of Prince George BC, her in-laws; Betty Baranieski – Mackenzie BC, Jerry Crespeigne – Mackenzie BC, Tony Crespeigne – Mackenzie BC, Michele (Steve) Dumond – Parksville BC, her nieces and nephews, family and friends and her husband Gerald. Jeanette is predeceased by her loving Grandmother Else Jensen, together again may they both find happiness.

Sonya Rommel

Sonja Regina Rommel d. April 9, 2017

Born on August 10, 1939, Mom had a beautiful journey filled with good, bad and so much love. For over 61 years her soul mate and best friend Walter Rommel shared in her travels.

After raising four children, Mom and Dad opened their home and hearts to many foster children that needed a family.

Her passion of knitting provided many beautiful articles made with love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her green thumb filled her gardens with colour and life. Our home was always filled with the sounds of many animals, which made it feel like a zoo sometimes.

Left to cherish Sonja’s memories are: Husband Walter; Children Cary (Dave), Kelly, Kelvin (Cathy), Brian (Kaitlyn), Barry. 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Meeting mom with a fresh pot of coffee and a cigarette are her daughters Debbie and Toni. Love you, Mom.