Obituary

Olivia Newton John performs during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Olivia Newton-John, beloved star of Grease, dead at 73

Newton-John ‘passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning’

 

FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichols more recently known for role in TV series ‘Heroes’

 

FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Russell was first ever Black head coach of any major U.S. sport

 

Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)

Former North Island Gazette owner/publisher passes away

In 1974 Mavis partnered with Roland Shanks to buy the Gazette from Shanks’ parents

Ross Mavis. (Submitted photo)

Thomas Daniel Bernicot

November 23, 1942 - June 12, 2022In loving memory ~ Tom passed…

  • Jun 12, 2022

Glenn Florin Hufnagel

August 21, 1953 - May 16, 2022In loving memory ~ Glenn Florin…

  • May 16, 2022

Mary Edith Beck (nee Fader)

January 23, 1926 - March 22, 2022In Loving Memory ~ The family…

  • Mar 22, 2022

Hildred Ridley Ridley

February 28, 2022Hildred Ridley nee Wilson passed away in the early hours…

  • Feb 28, 2022

Ingrid Caroline Hicks

January 2, 1950 - February 21, 2022In Loving Memory ~ The time…

  • Feb 21, 2022

Carolyn May Wold

January 28, 2022In loving memory It's with great sorrow we announce the…

  • Jan 28, 2022

Eva Catherine LeFort

November 25, 1928 - January 22, 2022In Loving Memory ~ Mom began…

  • Jan 22, 2022
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Meat Loaf gestures during an interview for “Bat Out of Hell - The Musical’” in Toronto on Monday, May 15, 2017. The singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Johnny Vallis worked with the late Ronnie Spector during an 80-show house tour of the Legends of Rock and Roll in 1993. He said her loss on Jan. 12 is significant both for him personally, and for the music industry as a whole. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Vallis)

Langford singer reflects on performing with late rock legend Ronnie Spector

Johnny Vallis worked on 80 shows with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, who died Jan. 12

Johnny Vallis worked with the late Ronnie Spector during an 80-show house tour of the Legends of Rock and Roll in 1993. He said her loss on Jan. 12 is significant both for him personally, and for the music industry as a whole. (Photo courtesy of Johnny Vallis)

Ruth Johnson

December 30, 2021With her husband and son by her side, Ruth Johnson…

  • Dec 30, 2021

Sandra Norma Bellamy

September 15, 1948 - December 26, 2021In Memory ~ Sandra Norma Bellamy,…

  • Dec 26, 2021

Jacques Paul Dewitte

February 18, 1942 - December 25, 2021Jacques (Jack) Paul Dewitte aged 79…

  • Dec 25, 2021

Kevin Anthony Davis Scott

September 30, 1956 - December 21, 2021In loving memory ~ On the…

  • Dec 21, 2021

Maureen Elaine Faville

February 25, 1934 - December 15, 2021In loving memory ~ Maureen passed…

  • Dec 15, 2021

Reginald Hugh Shanks

November 12, 1945 - December 10, 2021Former Port Hardy resident Reginald Hugh…

  • Dec 10, 2021

Dolores ‘Dolly’ Morris

May 6, 1934 - November 13, 2021In loving memory ~ Passed peacefully…

  • Nov 13, 2021