Gibsons United Church Obituaries/ Death Notices
Convicted sex offender Donnie Snook allowed escorted absence from prison - CBC NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Grace Murphy volunteered with Donnie Snook, serving hot lunches to children. She doesn't agree with the decision to allow him an escorted temporary absence from prison. (Graham Thompson/CBC)Murphy said she is sorry to hear Snook's father died, but she disagrees with the decision to allow him to leave prison, even if he'll be escorted by correctional officers."That was a horrendous, horrendous crime that he committed against those children," she said."Those children are suffering a life sentence."Six years after her picture of Snook was shattered, Murphy still finds it difficult to trust people who are working with children or to believe they won't do the same harm."He hurt a whole community, not just 18 children."Snook was eligible for parole in JuneCorrectional Service Canada would not confirm Snook's temporary absence from prison, citing privacy concerns."The Privacy Act prevents me from discussing the specifics of an offender's case," Correctional Service Canada spokesperson Lucinda Fraser wrote in an emailed statement.The institutional head of a prison has the power to grant an escorted temporary absence up to five days in duration, according to Correctional Service Canada.Unescorted temporary absences require a Parole Board of Canada hearing."If this offender applied for an unescorted temporary absence the Parole Board would schedule a hearing and any registered victims would be notified of the application, provided an opportunity to submit a statement and be able to attend the hearing," spokesperson Heather Byron wrote in an emailed statement.Snook would have been eligible for full parole this June, but he waived his right to "a legislated full parole review," Byron wrote.His next review for full parole is scheduled for April 2024.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war in Quebec fought against the Rock Machine MC.View photosPaul Smith/CBCspan data-...
Hockey legend to lie in state Friday - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Lindsay. A 1995 TV film, Net Worth, chronicled Lindsay’s activism.
Lindsay later worked as a TV commentator, doing play-by-play on local television for the New York Rangers, then analysis for NBC. He was the centre of one of the few bright spots of the so-called “Dead Wings” era of the 1970s and early 1980s. He became the Wings’ general manager in 1977, and the following season Detroit made the playoffs for the first time since 1969. He also served as head coach of the Wings at the start of the 1980-81 season.
The NHL is also joining the Red Wings in tribute to Lindsay. For games played through Sunday, all 31 NHL arenas will display Lindsay’s #7 on their arena boards.
From March 7th through March 10th, rink boards in all 31 NHL arenas will feature this tribute to Ted Lindsay in honor of his incredible career, trailblazing spirit and love of the game. #RIP7 @NHLPA @TedLindsay07 pic.twitter.com/YFMffwxKxw
- NHL (@NHL) March 6, 2019
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Funeral today for Fredericton woman police say was victim of homicide - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Excellent' mom'We all want to know what happened,' said Stevens's friend Ashley Denny, who lives in Woodstock. 'We want to know why it happened.' (Ed Hunter / CBC)Ashley Denny met Stevens in 2006 in Woodstock. She said Stevens spent several years living with a friend on Woodstock First Nation, a small Wolastoqey community.Denny was "shocked" when her sister, Chrissy Denny, and another friend drove from Fredericton to break the news of Stevens's death in person.Stevens was "there for me a lot," Denny said, adding the two bonded over their kids.Stevens was known for having a "strong attitude, that's for sure," Denny said."She would definitely let you know what was on her mind when she felt a certain way. But she was a great person: if you didn't have something, and she had it, she would definitely give it to you."'We want to know why'Candace Stevens, left, with friend Chrissy Denny. Denny and her sister Ashley are remembering Stevens as a loyal friend and a loving mother. (Submitted by Chrissy Denny)While Stevens "sometimes didn't make the best choices," Denny said, "No one deserves to have something like that happen to them."With hashtag #JusticeForCandace circulating on social media, Denny said that for her, "justice" means allowing police and RCMP to complete a thorough investigation."We all want to know what happened," she said. "We want to know why it happened."It doesn't deserve to happen to anybody. Even with the statistics stating how many Aboriginal women are missing and murdered, I never thought that one would be my friend."Police seeking informationStevens is survived by her daughter, Alexa L. Stevens, brother and sister-in-law Richard Stevens and Samantha Stevens of Fredericton, brother Alexander Stevens-Abigosis of Toronto, cousin Crystal MacPherson, and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will take place at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Friday at 75 Main St. in Fredericton from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Galbraith and Rev. Paul Ranson officiating.A memorial service for Candace Stevens will be held Friday at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Fredericton. (Submitted)Remembrances can be made to Autism Connections Fredericton Inc., and personal condolences may be offered through York Funeral Home's website.On Wednesday, Fredericton police said the investigation into Stevens's death is continuing and further updates will be provided as they become available.Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Fredericton police at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimenb.ca.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
David John Couch - Vernon Morning StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Enderby Legionnaires all the way to provincial victory. The playing turned to watching and he spent many a day “coaching” the Boston Red Sox from his easy chair in addition to the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks. A funeral service will be held at Bowers Funeral Home in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday March 11th. Bowers Funeral Service
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