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Sudden death in family prompts sale of Almaguin's Opatovsky Funeral Home - NorthBayNipissing.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
And I am proud of that," he continued. "They are not going to walk in and change that. It's status quo. They are maintaining the same level of service we have committed to for decades."
The purchase, chair and CEO of Parklawn Andrew Clark explains, fits well in with a recent expansion of funeral homes in the district of Muskoka.
Along with Opatovsky Funeral Home, the company recently purchased a Huntsville funeral home to add to the 100+ businesses within their portfolio which include cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service.
"We believe in working with strong and professional local staff and hope to further enhance the positive and caring experience provided to the families we serve," Clark added.
And that is all Opatovsky could hope for as he prepares to head into early retirement.
"I will still be around the business in some capacity until I am a client here," he said with a laugh. "But I don't want to wait to go enjoy some time on the beach until I can't actually walk the beach so I am going to do it now and I am confident that my business will continue to serve this community well for many years to come."
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WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 - Lethbridge HeraldWednesday, March 27, 2019
Southern Alberta as well as in construction alongside Gus Peters (Peter's Drive In) in Calgary. In 1959, his brother Tony came to join him in Canada where they both worked together to eventually purchase a farm and start a dairy. They started with one cow, a stool and a hand separator. Together they built a successful dairy. Eventually Ted bought the farm across the road from the dairy and he tended to the land, raised pigs and beef cattle and eventually was content to farm the land. Ted sold the farm to his brother Tony in the early 1990's and moved to Lethbridge, where he turned his entire backyard into a garden and spent many years growing fresh produce for the food bank there. His backyard garden was able to donate up to 1 ton of produce in a year. Ted always had patience for his nieces and nephews who were often underfoot and loved to ride in the tractor with him. Known to us as "Teddo" he always had a joke for us, and all the kids had their turn to sit on his knee as we were growing up. Ted always was there for suppers and special occasions, greeting us with his signature handshake. We often went to Ted's to see what he was fixing, doing or inventing. Ted was the ultimate example of getting hard work done!
Ted had a passion for charity. Living through the war and seeing the poor in Indonesia spurred him to live a humble, simple life and he was able to donate to a variety of charities over many years. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the ST. CATHERINES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00PM, on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the ST. CATHERINES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0. Ted will be laid to rest in a private family Graveside Service. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank Society, 1016 2 Avenue...
Sydney funeral home closing its doors - Cape Breton PostWednesday, March 27, 2019
To close a funeral home, you have to give 30-day notices to purchasers, you have to give notice to the registrar - there's certain information that has to be sent out. The purchasers who have a prearrangement with the funeral home would need to know what their options are."
Gregg said what's concerning for them is that since last spring Service Nova Scotia has put out a few press releases encouraging people to come forward if they'd paid money to S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home for prearranged funerals.
"People are still coming forward," he said.
In June 2018, Service Nova Scotia announced a six-month suspension of S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home's licence to sell prearranged funeral plans and permanently revoked its ability to sell trust funds after investigating a complaint where a couple had each signed prearranged funeral plans but their monthly payments went into the funeral home's operating account instead of being placed in trust.
Owner Sheldon Chant apologized to the family and refunded the money for both contracts. He also agreed to set aside money for the husband's funeral to compensate for the family's unpleasant experience.
In the meantime, over the course of the summer, Gregg said 49 people came forward with a total value of contracts of about $170,000.
"That money was taken by the funeral home and not placed in trust," he said.
"We worked with the funeral home and they refunded all the money that we identified."
However, Gregg said, since recently announcing the suspension of the funeral home's licence following the fire, three more people have come forward regarding contacts totalling about $10,000, "where money was taken and not placed in trust."
Now with the funeral home closing, he said they are in a position where they're concerned whether there might be more people out there with prearrangements with the funeral home.
"We want to encourage anyone who has paid money to Chant's funeral home for a prearranged funeral to please come forward and contact our office," he said.
Gregg said the funeral home does still has cremated remains but in a secure location.
"It's not unusual for a funeral home to have unclaimed cremated remains."
Nova Scotians who have a funeral contract with S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home are encouraged to contact Service Nova Scotia at 902-424-5819.
After the Post spoke with the Service Nova Scotia spokesman, Nemis was again contacted and asked if it was true that Chant's was surrendering its licence.
"That's not anything that was ever discussed with me," Nemis said, adding she was completely unaware of any plans to close.
"This is ridiculous for them to say something like this unless someone is pretending to act on our behalf."
Nemis said it would be impossible for them to...
2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
During CBC's undercover investigation, employees for the other businesses said customers can make "pre-arrangements" or "pre-plan" their funeral services, and pay for it now through policies purchased from an insurance agent."They put your money in, and that way … your money's guaranteed for the rate of inflation and everything," said a worker for Serenity Funeral Home.An employee for Serenity Funeral Home in Burin Bay Arm said paying ahead with an insurance agent for funeral services means your money is guaranteed for the rate of inflation. (Google Maps)Owner Rex Blundon was not available for an interview, but his wife, Lorraine Blundon, said they sell pre-planned funerals, and use agents with Purple Shield insurance to handle the financial aspect."Really, it's the client's choice … And to pre-arrange, you don't have to financially exchange any money," she said.Lorraine Blundon later clarified through email: "Our clients are contacted by a licensed agent who sells them insurance, not any employee of the funeral home."Rex Blundon, pictured with his wife Lorraine Blundon, owns Serenity Funeral Home in Burin Bay Arm. (Rex Blundon/Facebook)Meanwhile, during the undercover investigation, a worker for Oram's Funeral Hom...
My Son The Hurricane to launch "Ride The Bullet" tour in Stratford - The Beacon HeraldSaturday, March 02, 2019
Lawrence Welk. It's all smiles, there's a lot of dancing, and there's a lot of volume. We will really fill up the sound of that church."At $20 each, tickets for Hurricane's Stratford show can be purchased at www.msthofficial.com/, but act fast as the show is already 80 per cent sold out.As for "Ride The Bullet," the album will technically drop on April 12, but O'Shea said the band will be selling advance copies at each of its live shows - a special bonus for fans. Produced by the band's own record label, Vegas Funeral Records, "Ride The Bullet" includes songs written by band members whose writing talents haven't been featured on either of their previous records."Everything on this album is better. Our performances are better, the songwriting is better, the studio quality is better. Everything is just top-notch," O'Shea said.The new album is also available for pre-purchase at www.kickstarter.com/projects/mysonthehurricane/my-son-the-hurricane-ride-the-bullet-new-album-pre?ref=user_menu. For more information, check out @mysonthehurricane on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.email@example.com
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J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Chelsea to work at the Chelsea Pharmacy, and also part-time at the Mercywood Sanitarium in Ann Arbor. It was at Mercywood where Vince met his wife to be, Shirley Ann Tuckey, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. She was a registered nurse and was in charge of the pharmacy. They wed on August 18, 1956 and raised six children.During his lifetime, Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3092, where he was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight, the Chelsea Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Bur...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of 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 ...
Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ellen White, Kwulasulwut, died Tuesday at age 95, and her funeral was held Saturday morning at the Beban Park Social Centre.
White was a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and her obituary remembers her as an "educator, cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, and political activist and advocate."
She was one of the founders of the Tillicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre and was an elder-in-residence in Vancouver Island University's First Nations studies program.
"She possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart," said Les Malbon, who described himself as one of White's adopted grandchildren as he delivered her eulogy Saturday.
White's name, Kwulasulwut, translates to ‘many stars' and Malbon alluded to that as he addressed the people gathered in the social centre.
"I look out now and I see the many stars," he said. "I see how she impacted the community. I see how much she loved her family and I appreciated, personally, how much that love changed me and how it's changed all of us to be better people and behoove us to be kind to one another and to work towards a world of unity."
Malbon said the White home was always filled with visitors, and Ellen White also travelled to meet people and sh...