Epitaph for Prince Rupert Daily News

Over a hundred years old, Prince
Rupert Daily News
is one of the papers that will shut down
following its acquisition by Black Press. Long-time employee Ann
Ferguson wrote an epitaph
to remember the paper. She’s worked for the paper since 1971, and provides a roster of employees past and present.

Ferguson wrote:

“I started working for the Daily News in 1971 just after I graduated and stayed there until just a few years ago.

“I did have some time off but it was to have children and then it was back to work. When I was in the hospital having my first child in 1974 Iris Christison the publisher at the time, called up to the hospital and sent me a message to hurry up because I was supposed to be at work that day.

“And that is how it went in those days. We worked at the paper like it was our paper and we took pride in its content and composition. The town also felt an ownership to the paper because it was so much a part of the community. Those were the days when the town and the paper thrived. We were all proud to be a part of the Daily News.

“But now the last call for Page One has come for the Prince Rupert Daily News, it has been a good run, that is for sure. Owners have come and gone and so have all the good people who worked at the paper with great dedication over the years. There was never a dull moment for me and that was because of the people I worked with.

“Some of those people who I will always remember and so will the community are:


David Radler
Ed Van Der Lilly
Iris Christison
Rob Ritchie
Les Yates
Linda LaFleur
Chad Graham


Len Hadland
John Geddes
Wanda Deverson
Lorraine Brash
Marlene Burry
Trevor Kayzer
Darren Muir
Joyce Rochon
Bill Musson
Jerry Gauthreau
Irene Gauthreau
Gordon Mah
Rose Thompson
Doug Standring
Charlene Rilcoff
Dave Jones
Shelly Hallock
Cathry Wright
Fred Miner
Blaze Dodlin
Maurice Bullied
Virginia Joanason
Paula McKay
Darryl Omeasoo
Terry Hyde


Donna Eisele
Loretta Green
Val Campbell
Dayle Alexcee
Bev Pilfold
Jackie Loendorf
Claudia Chittaro
Elaine Hidber
Bernie Miners
Blanche Emes
Jean Nixon
Lenore Heal
Karen Goode
Judy Derry
Diane Rico
Carman de la Nuez
Amy Kelsey


Jim Kirk
Chris Keehn
Heidi Frank
Penny Brown
Ed Evans
Barb Burton
Mike Slubowski
Leona Astoria
Bhupinder Parwar
Nicle Silab
Coral Carr
Lisa Denluck
Maynard Angus
Donna Mintenko
Kathy Butterfield
Kathy Norton
Emilia Ruperto
Nancy Green


Phylis Bowman
Gladys Blyth
Len Harrington
Tony Athterton
Al Price
Chris Ladd
Maurice Potvin
John Farrell
Ellen Marsh
Jeremy Hainsworth
Jean Rysstad
Avis Hopkins
Shelly Brown
Peter Van Der Lilly
Doug Gilmour
Serge Rattan
Theresa McKeown
Earle Gale
Chris Yates
Jay Kates
Scott Crowson
Rudy Kelly
Alan Metrick
Wendy Webb
Iain Lawrence
Patrick Witwicki
Rod McNish
Kim Pemberton
Natalie DeBoo
James Vassallo
Leanne Ritchie
Kris Schumacher
Heather Colpitts
Pat Krupa
Rodney Venis
Don Smith
George T. Baker
Monica Lamb-Yorski


Margaret Bob
Barb Christenson
Libby Harding
Sarah Hardy
Margaret Bunkowski
Kay Deinstadt
Vinette Macarenko
Antoinette Remple
Bernice Prier
Nona Allan
Debbie Hill
Gayann McKay
Betty Hadland
Emmet Stokes
Judi Clark
Pam Morrison
Olivia Morrison