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Fighting the fire within: Ex-firefighter's death raises questions about support - Richmond NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
And we're all a little bit different. We've taken on a bit more or a bit less. But once you're full, you're full. You can't take any more," Wilkinson said.
He hopes the department's education efforts give them the ability to process and "shed" that trauma.
Jim Dickson, another Richmond firefighter, is a Resilient Minds trainer who delivers the program to his peers.
In the workshops, firefighters role play scenarios. Some involve responding to calls where a member of the public is in crisis. Other times, it's a colleague.
"You definitely get a sense from the room that it's not an easy topic, even though we're just role playing. They're not easy conversations -- but they're necessary," Dickson said.
Vancouver Fire-Rescue also implemented the program, and 70 per cent of members who went through it said they use the techniques regularly at work and at home.
Dickson remembers the very first Resilient Minds class he ran was on the Monday after Bryan Kongus' funeral, a Richmond firefighter who died as a result of work-related PTSD. Needless to say, there was buy-in from members to participate.
Although, today, it is strongly impressed on new recruits that Richmond Fire-Rescue takes mental health seriously, that wasn't always the case.
Wilkinson, Dickson and Cory Parker, president of Richmond's firefighter union, are all more than 25 years into their firefighting career. They all said when they started, things were much different.
"The follow-up 20 years ago was the captain saying ‘you ok?'," Parker said.
"Well, a number of years back you would have a couple of drinks. So basically, you dull the feelings," Wilkinson added.
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Funeral scheduled for young girl who died in Christmas parade tragedy - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
I kind of left the hospital empty handed, with nothing, and not really anywhere to go to."
Robicheau, 29, along with another friend who lost a child to SIDS, started Anchor for Hope, a non-profit organization that provides support for parents who have experienced child and infant loss, as well as stillbirths and miscarriages.
This support comes in the form of "Hope Boxes" -- packages given out at hospitals filled with comfort items like bubble bath and chocolates, as well as a list of resources for parents grieving the loss of a child. They also make meals for families in mourning.
The day after Saturday's tragedy, Robicheau made a social media request asking people to donate food items for meals for MaCali's grieving family.
"When you're grieving the loss of a child, it's really hard to remember to feed yourself, along with other children in the home," she said.
"It's just kind of a way to say, 'We're here, we love you,' and just to offer support."
She said the request was met with a lot of response, and Anchor for Hope had enough food to provide the family with supper every night until the end of December.
MaCali's obituary, posted on the funeral home website, said she enjoyed swimming, camping, horseback riding, dancing and watching YouTube videos.
Since Saturday, condolences have poured in from across the country and the rest of the world.
Devan Boudreau, a close family friend who had known MaCali since her birth, said she was a friendly, happy girl who always wanted to be part of what was going on.
"She was a very, very great kid. So full of love and life. It's unbelievable. Even if you were a stranger and you walked by her in the mall, and you looked at her, she'd say hi or give you a hug," Boudreau said.
-- By Alex Cooke and Aly Thomson in Halifax
Sarah Robicheau started a fundraiser to help the family of MaCali Cormier. Within an hour of putting up a post online she says dozens of people offered to make meals for the family. pic.twitter.com/fdr9a0Hs29
- Natasha Pace (@NatashaPace) November 27, 2018
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Jason Geerts remembered as dedicated police officer, family man - The London Free PressWednesday, March 27, 2019
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Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafWednesday, March 27, 2019
Spring. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to donate in memory of Peter are asked to consider the Wheels of Hope or the Cancer Support & Resource Program. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com or 519-426-0199.
Published March 6, 2019
Jacqueline ClarkCLARK, Jacqueline Scovil (nee Yerex), formerly of Port Dover and Delhi, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019 in her 86th year at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto, surrounded by her three children. Predeceased by her husband Joseph R. Clark and her brothers Andrew, Hilton, David and Patrick. She was treasured by her family and friends for being loving, supportive, curious, animated, insightful and wise and will be greatly...
Longtime family physician dies - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Rapids Family Health Team – Access to Care Centre.
She said the task force and Dr. Prendiville’s family are in talks with a family physician to resume the practice and hope to confirm a successor in the near future.
Funeral details were not yet available prior to publication.
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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...