Gibbons AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Today in History - Daily AstorianFriday, January 6, 2017
Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 80. Actress Joyce Bulifant is 79. Actress Liv Ullmann is 78. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 75. TV producer Steven Bochco is 73. Former Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is 72. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 71. Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 70. Actor Ben Cross is 69. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 67. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 65. Actor Xander Berkeley is 61. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 57. Actor Sam Robards is 55. Actor Jon Tenney is 55. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 53. Country singer-songwriter Jeff Carson is 53. Actor-comedian JB Smoove is 51. Actress Miranda Otto is 49. Actor Daniel Cosgrove is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michael McCary is 45. Actor Jonathan Scarfe is 41. Actress Krysten Ritter is 35. Actress Zoe Jarman is 34. Country musician Chris Scruggs is 34. Actor Theo James is 32. Actress Amanda Setton is 31. Rock musician Dave Rublin (American Authors) is 30. Actress Hallee Hirsh is 29. Actress Anna Popplewell is 28. Actor Stephan James is 23.
Thought for Today: "Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma." — Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Dutch-born journalist and lecturer (1882-1944).
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Catherine KnightThursday, September 15, 2016
Landing and Leslie Curtin of California, and her 5 grandchildren: Sarah and Christine Curtin (Desmond), Jessie and Dylan (Victor)
Catherine along with her husband Fred established Kay’s Place at 14 Gibbons Street in Oshawa. They both enjoyed meeting their customers and celebrating their love of artwork and collector plates for many years. After selling the business Fred and Catherine enjoyed travelling to Ireland visiting with Catherine’s family. As well they enjoyed travelling to Florida in the winter.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Villages of Taunton Mills in Whitby, 2nd floor assisted living for their loving care and support. We greatly appreciated the efforts of everyone to make Kay comfortable in the last few months of her life.
Cremation to take place followed by a private family interment at Thornton Cemetery in Oshawa.
Online condolences may be made at Armstrong Funeral Home, www.armstrongfuneralhome.net...
Edmund MoriarityThursday, August 18, 2016
M.B. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Monica, son Ed (Christine), daughter Marlene (Will), grandchildren Haley, Gavin and Marissa. Special friends Peggy Ryan, Sharon and Lloyd Gibbons, good neighbors George and Sandra. Also a large circle of family and friends. Special thanks to the nurses and medical Staff of 7 East and West of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm and 7 - pm. Funeral Mass in St. Edward’s Church, Kelligrews on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. Visitation in Sacred Heart Church, St. Vincent’s on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9 am – 10 am follow by a Prayer Service and Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
Margaret GibbonsFriday, August 12, 2016
GIBBONS, MARGARET -
Margaret Gibbons, 71, of Unionville, Ontario, died in her sleep on August 6, 2016, at Markham-Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Ontario. Born September 22, 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland, she is predeceased by her parents, George and Jean Anderson of Glasgow, Scotland.
Beloved wife of David for 53 years. Loving mother of David (Sandra) Gibbons of Cardinal Ontario, and Ken (Francie.) Gibbons of Aurora, Ontario. Proud grandmother of Adam, Scott (Stephanie), Ryan, Brianna and Kamren.
Margaret was a mother and a compassionate health care volunteer. She loved the sun and travelled to Naples, Florida every winter. She will be missed by all of her extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the DIXON-GARLAND FUENRAL HOME, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham on Wednesday, August 10 from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 am.
Donations in Margaret’s memory, may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to The Lung Associat...
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?)...
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...