Lamont AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
LaRue Olson Tracy - IroncountytodayThursday, April 12, 2018
LaRue is survived by her devoted husband LeGrande Tracy and their six children: Lee (Tina) Tracy, LaMonte (Robyn) Tracy, LaVerl (Cyndie) Tracy, LeRene (Joseph) Wickham, LaNae (Joseph) Garrett, LaNette (Courtney) Sowby; her siblings: Ilene Waldron, Louise Porter (twin), Joan (Bob) Weaver, Norman (Vicki) Olson; 16 grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews who adore her. She is preceded in death by her parents, two children LaVal and unnamed, and one grandson Vaughn, who welcomed her back to our heavenly home. Funeral services were held on?Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 a.m.?at the Enoch West Stake Center, 3575 N Minersville Hwy, Enoch, Utah. A viewing was held on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Stake Center and then again on?Saturday, April 7, 2018?at the Stake Center from?9:30-10:30 am.?Interment was in the Enoch City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at?www.sumortuary.com. We are grateful to the dedicated staff at the Intermountain Southwest Cancer Center and ask you to please consider making a donation to the ISCC, 1303 N Main, Cedar City, UT 84721 in her name, website?https://intermountainhealthcare.org/locations/cedar-city-hospital/giving-volunteering/ Share this:Vote Up Vote Down Let's block ads! (Why?)...
From the ivory tower to the halls of power: Jean-Yves Duclos - Life in QuebecFriday, April 21, 2017
October 2015 election in the downtown riding of Québec. He is the first Liberal from the area to be at the centre of federal power since 1983, when the late Gilles Lamontagne, a former mayor of Québec City, served under Pierre Trudeau.It had been a good plan, worked out by a patient staffer in the minister’s office, allowing time to chat between caucus meetings, a sit-down lunch in Duclos’ office, a visit to his office at the Ministry of Families, Children and Social Development in Gatineau after question period, and an afternoon discussion session with university students.Then this tweet, at 11:31 p.m. on Sunday, January 29: J’annule toutes mes activités prévues demain et je rentre à Québec. Je devais être de retour à la Chambre des Communes mais je serai dans ma ville, à vos côtés. Soyons forts et unis face à la peur . If there ever was an eloquent example of how rapidly and dramatically the lives of public officials can change, this was it. A murderous rampage against innocent people gathering in prayer, a city in shock and grief, a community and nation stirred to compassion and solidarity; the eyes of the world were on Québec City, and Duclos and other elected officials were suddenly the public face of a city in crisis.Duclos first learned of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec via a text from his daughter. With Parliament set to reconvene after the Christmas break, the tragedy in the city’s Ste-Foy neighbourhood had suddenly seized the attention of the nation.“Immediately I felt it was our entire community that was being hit, as opposed to one community or region, so it was extremely obvious to me we needed to be close together,” he sa...
OBITUARY – Lamontagne – Todayville.com - Todayville.com Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Report ContentReal F.J. Lamontagne of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the age of 58 years.Real will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Bonnie; his two sons, Christopher (Chandra) Lamontagne of Red Deer; Daniel Lamontagne also of Red Deer; his daughter, Pauline (Brad) Weinberger of Edmonton; and his son-in-law, Simon McMullen of Red Deer; in addition to seven cherished grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents, Fern and Loretta Lamontagne of Saskatchewan; his mother-in-law, Raymonde Fusick of Saskatchewan; three brothers: Marcel (Dorothy) Lamontagne; Andy (Millie) Lamontagne; and Mark (Marcella) Lamontagne, all of Saskatchewan; and six sisters: Paulette (Steve) Williams of B.C.; Lynn (Terry) Friske; Yvette (Alex) Bon; Michelle (Rodney) Rue; Roxanne (Hartley) Diesen; and Cindy (Todd) Hood, all of Saskatchewan; in addition to numerous niec...
Gilles Lamontagne, former Quebec City mayor and federal cabinet minister, dead at 97 - CBC.caWednesday, November 30, 2016
Former Quebec City mayor and federal cabinet minister Gilles Lamontagne has died at the age of 97.A statement issued by the city, where Lamontagne was mayor from 1965 to 1977, did not reveal a cause of death.Following his time as mayor, Lamontagne was elected as a Liberal MP in a byelection in May 1977 and retained his seat in the 1979 and 1980 federal elections.Lamontagne served as defence minister in the Pierre Trudeau government and also held positions as acting minister of Veterans Affairs and Postmaster General.He resigned from federal politics in March 1984 and served as Quebec's lieutenant-governor until 1990.Lamontagne, who was born in Montreal in 1919, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and was a prisoner of war in Germany from March 1943 until May 1945.
He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991.In a statement posted on the Quebec City website, current mayor Régis Labeaume said he was deeply saddened by the death of one of the city's "great mayors.''
He said Lamontagne was a man of heart and...
Gilles Lamontagne funeral held in Quebec City - CBC.caWednesday, November 23, 2016
The funeral for former Quebec City mayor, and one-time cabinet minister, Gilles Lamontagne took place Saturday at the Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral-Basilica.
Quebec City's current mayor, Régis Labeaume, spoke at the funeral, saying Lamontagne "naturally inspired respect."
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement paying his respects to Lamontagne, who also served as defence minister, more than 30 years ago.
"He survived two years as a prisoner of war after being shot down over the Netherlands in 1943," Sajjan said.
"And military service was only one part of his life-long contribution to the public good."
Lamontagne died June 14 at the age of 97. He was mayor from 1965 to 1977.
He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991.
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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?)...