Ladner BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH: Stakes season starts in Saint John - The GuardianFriday, February 17, 2017
The open mares start their season on June 18 at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with the first leg of the Atlantic aged pacing mares series while the invitational pacers kick off in the Cecil Ladner memorial on June 24 in Charlottetown.The two-year-old pacers, along with all the trot divisions, start off during Governor’s Plate week racing in Summerside. The Meridian Farms Atlantic Sires Stakes trot starts its season on Tuesday, July 11, for the two- and three-year-old trotters. The two-year-old pacing fillies start their careers off in Atlantic Sires Stakes action on Wednesday, July 12, with the two-year-old pacing colts headlining the Thursday, July 13, race card in sires stakes competition.Horse Racing New Brunswick will also revive the Barrieau-MacIsaac memorial as a late closer for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies with a tentative race date of Aug. 7 in Saint John.P.E.I. SceneIsland racing has lost the matriarch of one of its great racing families.Shirley Hennessey, 91, passed away earlier this week in Charlottetown but leaves behind a family to be proud of. Her funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home.Hennessey’s husband, the late Joe Hennessey, was an accomplished trainer-driver on the East Coast circuit until his passing in 2007.Hennessey’s children include U.S., Canadian and P.E.I. Hall Of Fame member Wally Hennessey, best known for driving greats like Moni Maker and Gallo Blue Chip while amassing 9,275 driving wins and $62 million in purse earnings. Jody Hennessey made a name for himself as leading driver at Exhibition Park Raceway in New Brunswick in the 1980s while winning 2,071 races in the sulky, while Gordie Hennessey is still active in the bike on P.E.I. and has 1,332 wins to his credit. Danny Hennessey has...
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 ...
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...
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...