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Mariah Carey pays tribute at Manchester bomb victim funeral - Sudbury.comWednesday, July 5, 2017
LONDON — Mariah Carey sent a video message and the stars of the long-running British TV show "Coronation Street" were among the mourners at a funeral for Manchester concert bombing victim Martyn Hett.The music-loving 29-year-old was a self-professed "superfan" of the Manchester-set soap opera.Hett was one of 22 people killed May 22 when a suicide bomber struck concertgoers leaving an Ariana Grande show in the city in northwest England.Hett's "Coronation Street"-themed coffin was taken to Stockport Town Hall in Greater Manchester by horse-drawn carriage Friday for his funeral. A producer and several actors from "Coronation Street" were among hundreds of mourners at the service, whose dress code was "black and fabulous."In a video message, Carey said "I know you're shining down on us from heaven."Hett's father, Paul Hett, told the gathering that his son "was inspirational and this in turn inspired everyone around him.""In a very nice way, Martyn loved being in the limelight and the centre of attention," he said. "He would be loving every minute of this fantastic celebration of hi...
John DaciukTuesday, May 9, 2017
During his last year, John took great comfort in his family and friends and the small things in life. He was very fond of Coronation Street, his couch, country music and any kind of candy he could get his hands on. The family wishes to give special thanks to long-time friends Joseph Pierce of Ancaster and Nick Kovljenic of Hamilton whose regular visits to St. Peter’s kept Johns’ spirits up. Special thanks also to the late Bruce Nicholson of Grimsby and Gerry Garand of Aldershot who brought laughter, companionship and comfort to his time at St. Peter’s. The family is especially grateful to Dr. Richard Seeley for a lifetime of care, and to Dr. Shaad and for the staff on 3West who took great care of John at St. Peter’s. Deep gratitude to those on 3West and 2East who came together and went over and above to ensure that John passed away with the comfort and closeness of his wife next to him. He will be missed. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 2-5 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 1 p.m. Reception to follow where food, refreshments and libations will be served. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Hillwood Chronicles Life of an American Diplomat in 1820s Russia - The Washington DiplomatFriday, April 21, 2017
Emperor Alexander I, the Decembrist revolt and the coronation of Emperor Nicholas I.The exhibit also focuses on the social aspects of diplomacy. The people the Middleton family encountered during their St. Petersburg years are rendered in meticulous watercolor portraits, with great concern given to depicting the individuality of the subject in their expression and attire. These portraits capture the fashions and trends of the day, with many of the women wearing dramatic, puffed skirts and sleeves, corseted waists, elaborate hairstyles and hourglass silhouettes that reflect the emerging romantic era.Daughter Eleanor's social diary also paints a detailed picture of the family's life in St. Petersburg, along with letters that Henry's wife Mary Helen wrote to her younger children left in the care of family in England. The writings include meticulous descriptions of the array of sumptuous balls, banquets, receptions and parades that the family attended, as well as their visits to St. Petersburg's gardens, palaces and parks.The response of the D.C. diplomatic community to the exhibition has shown that in many ways, the profession has changed little since the years documented in "Friends and Fashion," curator Angie Dodson told The Washington Diplomat."Their message to me about their takeaway from the exhibition has been that the more things change, the more they stay the same," she said, noting that it has been interesting "for them to look at what diplomacy looked like in the 1820s in Russia and see their own experience in that."One aspect that has sparked questions from visitors connected with the diplomatic world is why Henry Middleton was a minister and not an ambassador to Russia.portrait of La Baronne de Meyendorf Dodson explained that Middleton held the lower-level post because the United States was still a very young nation at the time and did not "have that kind of standing on the international scene just yet.She added: "The leader of the free world having to remember our humble roots before we attained the position of power that we have today — that's been a subject of fascination for our retired diplomats and the active diplomats who are posted here now who have visited."The portraits on display are strikingly intimate and personal, and the exhibition provides historical context to build out the very vivid world in which the sitters lived.Two of the portraits from the family album are by painter Pyot...
Smith won Stanley Cup with Carolina - Waterloo RecordFriday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday in Cambridge at the Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd. A memorial reception will be held Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at the Galt Country Club, 750 Coronation Blvd.
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Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016 - WJHLFriday, January 6, 2017
Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic “Cool Hand Luke.” Feb. 28.
Tony Warren, 79. British writer who created the long-running soap opera “Coronation Street.” March 1.
Thanat Khoman, 101. As Thailand’s foreign minister, he helped cement his country’s close relations with the United States during the Vietnam War. March 3.
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...