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Funeral director John Walker at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in Chilliwack on March 11, 2021 with the home’s COVID19 wreath out front, honouring all those lost in the pandemic on this the national day of observance marking one year since the WHO declared a global pandemic. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack funeral homes honour those lost after one year of COVID-19 pandemic

‘This is something we will only see once in our lifetime’: Woodlawn Mt. Cheam manager

 

Darrell Baker is shown in this undated handout photo. Courtney Baker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with the urn she’s picked out for her little brother’s ashes. They were supposed to arrive by express post from Edmonton to Vancouver more than two weeks ago, but after the expected delivery date was pushed back several times, she’s come to the conclusion that they may be lost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Courtney Baker *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Sister in B.C. waits for little brother’s ashes that seem to be lost in transit

The ashes were supposed to arrive by Christmas Eve

 

Fort Langley Cemetery was created as a local community burial plot in 1881, and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council mulls allowing mausoleum in old Fort Langley cemetery

Councillors had some concerns about the possibility of a new way to inter families

 

Friends, family remember victim of Langley possible triple-homicide fire at memorial

Friends, family remember victim of Langley possible triple-homicide fire at memorial

Memorial held for one the of three found dead at a house fire in Langley Meadows last month

Friends, family remember victim of Langley possible triple-homicide fire at memorial
Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funeral homes face PPE shortage as COVID crisis continues

From Langley across the country, funeral professionals need PPE to stay safe

Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
In normal days, Stewart McLean would sit right next to a grieving client at his funeral home, but now a table separates him from people he’d like to be able to comfort. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

The changing face of funerals in the COVID-19 crisis

Stewart McLean says hugs and hand pats are important in grief, but can’t be supplied right now.

In normal days, Stewart McLean would sit right next to a grieving client at his funeral home, but now a table separates him from people he’d like to be able to comfort. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Sarah Cotton with her daughters Chloe (left) and Aubrey (right) taken in October 2017. (Photo Ryan MacDonald Photography)

VIDEO: A thousand come out to honour two B.C. girls found dead Christmas Day

Mourners gather in massive Victoria cathedral

Sarah Cotton with her daughters Chloe (left) and Aubrey (right) taken in October 2017. (Photo Ryan MacDonald Photography)