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BCMF Sends Condolences to Member Earlene Bitterman with the Passing of her Father

(Hudson Hope, BC) The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) volunteer staff and long time supporter Earlene Bitterman is mourning the loss of her father this past week. Mr. Earl Debolt from Hudson Hope lost his battle with cancer at the age of 81.

BCMF President Keith Henry stated; “Our board and members send out our sincere condolences to Earlene and her family. It is so hard to lose a parent and family member at any age and we acknowledge their family during this difficult time. It is time for our Métis community to rally and support her family as they prepare for the funeral this week. Remember to consider sending Earlene a note, card, or attending once the family funeral arrangements are announced. It is time for our differences within our community to be put aside during these difficult times; we are all family in the end. ”

BCMF President Keith Henry concluded; “Earlene our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family continues to showcase your Métis pride and BCMF leadership and members offer our prayers, love and support.”

Media Inquiries:

Keith Henry

President

BC Métis Federation

#300-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

Office 1-604-638-7220

Cell 1-778-388-5013

Email k.henry@bcmetis.com

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7 Responses to BCMF Sends Condolences to Member Earlene Bitterman with the Passing of her Father

  1. Harold Morin October 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    My condolences go out to Earlene and family. Take care and let the spirits guide you. You are truly a remarkable woman.

  2. Earlene Bitterman October 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Thank you Harold. It has been a trying week. The most important thing in life is your family, protect it, and enjoy every moment with your elders as their time is limited with us. Take the knowledge that they have provided and cherish to its fullest. My dad is in the happy hunting grounds now with my mother Joyce Whitford. The ‘Celebration of his Life’ is on Sunday, October 23rd 2011 at 1 pm the Hudson’s hope community hall, surrounded by his family and extended family. He leaves behind Earl Jr. Debolt, Serena Debolt, Renata Debolt, Reginald Debolt, Gregory Debolt, David Debolt and many grandchildren…. We will miss him dearly. Thank you BCMF for making family important….that is the Metis way take care of family and our community.
    Earlene
    Whitford Genealogy
    http://www.metis.000a.biz

  3. Russ Roy October 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your loss Earlene.

    Our condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Russ Roy

  4. Metis 2011 October 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Our condolences Earlene, and family. BCMF would not be a reality without your assistance in communication. Take care of your family

  5. Tim St. Denis October 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    My condolences Earlene. Your father must have been very proud of his independent and strong willed daughter. Indeed he is in a happy hunting ground now.
    Regards
    Tim

  6. Richard Lucier-larson October 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Our condolences Earlene. Your father must have been very proud of his independent and strong willed daughter. Indeed he is in a happy hunting ground now.
    Regards
    Richard and Family

  7. Fort St John Metis Society October 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    The Fort St John Metis Society wishes to offer their belated condolences Earlene. We just heard about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as we understand with the loss of 3 of our elders and one youth this summer how hard things can be. Take care and look after you and your family.
    President
    Jacqueline Alderking
    Fort St John Society

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