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Heartache in Yarmouth after young girl’s death following Christmas parade tragedy - The VanguardSaturday, March 2, 2019
I will be again looking for people who are interested in providing a meal to the family each day," Robicheau wrote on the group's Facebook page. "Grieving is consuming and exhausting. Making meals are last on the list if remembering to eat at all. This family is grieving the loss of a child while also caring for others."
In an interview on Sunday, Robicheau said the response to the request has been wonderful. She says this was something that was done for her in her time of grief and it was very meaningful. "It's just something easy that we can do to take the burden off for the family. There's been a huge outpouring already. I'm guessing the meal schedule will be pretty filled to the end of December." Meals will be delivered to Robicheau's home, and in turn delivered to the family.
"I'm proud to be from here," she said. "The community definitely pulls together, for sure."
Decorations made by children adorn the Christmas tree outside the Yarmouth town hall. TINA COMEAU PHOTO
RESOURCES OFFERED...CANDLELIGHT VIGIL PLANNED
There are many areas where people are pulling together. The little girl was a pre-primary student, and so support will be extended on that front.
The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education has implemented its Crisis Management Plan in response to this situation. Regional staff will be working with schools to assess the needs of the students and staff over the coming days. "Members of the crisis management team will be in schools on Tuesday morning to provide support for our staff and students," the regional centre said Sunday, saying it will not be commenting further on this incident out of respect for the family.
A grief session for people who witnessed the incident or others who simply wanted to talk was held Sunday evening at the Grand Hotel, facilitated by Bertha Brannen, an RN and Grief Recovery Specialist.
On Monday evening, a candlelight vigil is being held in Frost Park at 7 p.m. Organized by Kendra Mills and Chellesey Lusk, the vigil will include songs and prayers and donations will be accepted for the girl's family. Mills said Sunday evening it is good to see the community pulling together to show their support.
STATEMENT FROM THE TOWN
Because this tragedy happened at an event that takes place in communities across the province and country, the pain being felt in Yarmouth is being shared elsewhere. But it hits hardest close to home.
"As the devastating news settles on our town, we send prayers and comfort to this dear family on their tragic loss. We are grieving with you and we are here for you," said Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood on Sunday. "There are so many affected by this tremendous loss. We think of the family first, our first responders, hospital staff, those who attended the parade and so many others. We all grieve differently and the grieving process is important as we move forward. Grief sessions have been set up and I beg you take part if you are in any way affected – and we all are. Let's be here for each other."
Mayor Mood said even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had reached out to offer his condolences to the family and community, and to all who have been impacted by this terrible incident.
"The outpouring of support, prayers and deep sorrow has come from across the entire nation. I spoke with Prime Minister Trudeau who graciously extended his heartfelt condolences an...
HAROLD DON “DONNIE” WATERS JR. - Buffalo ReflexThursday, April 12, 2018
NASCAR, going on trail rides and spending time with friends. His greatest love in life was his children.Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie (Webster) Huff.Survivors include his son, Austin Waters, Macks Creek; his daughter, Chelsea Waters, Springfield; his father, Don and wife, Jhayne Waters, Tunas; three brothers: Todd Waters, Macks Creek, Rodney and wife, Kelli Waters, Roach, and Jimmy Huff, California; three sisters: Mary Sue and husband, Jimmy Carpenter, Edwards, Ellen Porter, Kansas City, and Amy and husband, Dirk Linton, Macks Creek; and multiple uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Cathy Sue Byler (April 27, 1969 - April 9, 2018) - Lake ExpoThursday, April 12, 2018
Byler of Springfield, Missouri, the joy of her life, her grandson Augustus J. Paul Byler; a brother, Steve Schussler and wife Shelly of Blue Springs, Missouri; three nephews, Adam, Andrew, and Austin; her cousin who she loved like a sister, Jeanann Gately; her in-laws, J.C. Byler and wife Vera of Linn Creek, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.Cathy spent her younger years in Independence, Missouri before moving to Versailles, Missouri where she graduated from high school. She had been attending college to become a Radiology Technician. She really enjoyed her time in school.Cathy had accepted Christ and was a member of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church.In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the creek. She had a special talent for doing arts and crafts and baking. She had shared her positive outlook on life with her family and friends and always found the good in every situation. She shared with many that she felt everything in life happened for a reason. Cathy treasured the time that she spent with her family especially when she was spoiling her grandson. Cathy has blessed her family and friends with many wonderful memories. They will treasure the jokes that have made them laugh, her mischievous smile and the love that she bestowed on each and everyone of them. She was loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law and a caring neighbor and friend.“God has gained the most jolly, joking, loving lady in the whole world.”Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Linn Creek Baptist Church, Linn Creek, Missouri. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal, Missouri. Visitation will be held 12:00 noon until time of service.A memorial has be established to assist the family and may be left at the church or mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15 Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.Arrangements are under the...
Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple LeafThursday, April 12, 2018
AugerAUGER, Brian – It is with great sadness we announce that Brian, beloved husband of Patricia for 61 years, dear father of Nigel and David, loving father-in-law to Jodi, and cherished Poppa of Austin and Aaron, passed away peacefully in his 84th year on March 12, 2018. He is predeceased by his sister Dorothy and will be missed by his nephew John and family in the U.K. Brian was an avid sailor enjoying both competitive and leisure sailing, and was also a talented woodworker and watercolour painter. He enjoyed a long and successful career as an architect based in Toronto. After retiring, Brian designed a custom retirement home and he and Patricia enjoyed 22 years of retirement in the lakeside community of Port Dover, Ontario. We wish to thank the nursing staff at Norfolk General Hospital and, a special thanks to Dr. Nagrani, for their compassion and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation http://www.ngh.on.ca/donating/ways-to-donate.html or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian’s life for family and friends is planned at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com.Ted DeckerDECKER, Theodore James – It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Ted Decker. His seven-year battle with cancer ended on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Windsor-Essex Hospice. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Rita. Left to mourn are his loving wife June (Sloat), brothers...
Emily Joyce Conner Gothreaux - Jennings Daily NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Krysten, Hunter, Amie Grace, Anna Kay, John Alex, Drew, Allie, Andrew, Elisabeth, Patrick, Nicholas, William, Matthew, Andy, Catie Claire, Georgia Glynn, Mackenzie, Hailey, Kelsie, Landon, Cameron, Austin, Gavin, Maggie, Emily, Lanie, Joshua, and Noah. Great great-grandchildren include Brylee and Jayden.She is survived by her siblings, Donelda Casteel of Sulphur and R.B. “Bob” Conner of Westlake and numerous, cherished nieces, nephews and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy, and her siblings: Nolan Conner, Margaret LeBert, Amos Conner, Alberta Freston, Elmer Conner, and Melba Kull. Pallbearers will be her grandsons; Doug Gothreaux, Todd Gothreaux, Jimmy Daigle, Billy Gothreaux, Aaron Gothreaux, Justin Chapman and Conner Gothreaux.Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Gaydha Uldine MUNRO (nee ASHLEY) - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 2, 2019
Cam, who was the love of her life. She was also predeceased by her parents, Norman and Loveday, her brother Mackay, and her sister Carol.
Gaydha was born and raised in Manitou, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she went to business college and began a career working in various administrative positions including with the Manitoba Telephone System and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Soon after, she met Cam, her true love, and they married on August 6, 1960. After settling in Winnipeg, they welcomed their three daughters and began the family life they so enjoyed. Cam’s career took the family from Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. During that time, Gaydha was a dedicated wife and mother, roles she was very proud of. Following retirement in 1990, she and Cam returned to Red Deer, Alberta, where they would enjoy spending time with their family and especially their cherished grandchildren. Those who knew Gaydha were touched by her strength, spirit, enthusiasm, and passion. She would take the occasions in life to celebrate others with generosity and joy, providing an example that will endure in the hearts of her family.
A special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, especially Shannon and Sarah, and to the exceptional staff of the Red Deer Hospice. In keeping with Gaydha’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com
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Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
MacEwan and in his third year with the Griffins. He also played with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (2013-2014), the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (2013-2015) and the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (2015-2016).Lamothe was a graduate of the Vimy Ridge Academy and also played for the Edmonton South Side Athletic Club. The official cause of death has not been released."He was a real salt-of-the-earth guy," said Griffins forward and another Sherwood Park product Nolan Yaremchuk, 25. "He really thought about other people before he thought about himself. I think that Nakehko was so special in so many different ways. For one, he was so funny, he had a charismatic personality, and he was always wanting to come to the rink to get better. His drive for hockey was something I'd never seen before. He loved playing hockey."
Grant MacEwan Griffins hockey player and Sherwood Park product Cam Gotaas speaks about the death of teammate Nakehko Lamothe. Greg Southam/Postmedia Network
Part Dene and part Cree, Lamothe was a role model for Indigenous youth. He grew up on the Bigstone Cree Nation at Calling Lake and helped run youth hockey programs. Last February, Lamothe invited youth from his community to spend a day with him at MacEwan."He was an incredible teammate and he was very well liked in the dressing room," Griffins head coach Mike Ringrose, a former player for the Sherwood Park Crusaders, said. "He was infectious in terms of his attitude and his work ethic. He was easily the fittest player on our team. Anytime we did any type of fitness competition, he was the one that always came out on top and took care of his body and his diet. He was a leader for us in that regard. On the ice, he was extremely competitive, worked exceptionally hard and was hard to play against. The type of guy you were certainly happy to have on your team and you didn't want to see on the other side."According to teammates the six-foot-three, 210-pound forward was dedicated to fitness."We had a team party one time and us being university guys, some guys brought beer to the party and Nakehko brings 12 eggs," Gotaas said. "He was just a health consci...
Victor Pobihushchy - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 2, 2019
Runnymede, Saskatchewan, the son of Ukrainian Immigrant Parents, Stephan Pobihushchy and Josephine Mysko. The youngest of ten children,
Victor was educated at the Brickburn School in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. He grew up playing baseball and hockey. Victor’s musicality was impressive; he sang in four part Choir from age seven to eighty-four years, played Mandolin and Harmonica, from the age of five years, and performed in Comedy Shows and Musical Events from British Columbia to Newfoundland. At the age of seventeen, he moved to Alberta to work in the Oil Patch. At age twenty-three, he had moved up to the position of Driller; working on the deepest hole drilled in Canada, at the time, at Robb, Alberta. It was almost three miles deep.
Victor married the love of his life, Doris Head in August of 1956. Together they raised six children. In 1961, Victor built his first Rat Hole Drilling Machine. Together, with the help of Doris, they operated Vic-Air Drilling for fifty years. Victor built his own Drilling Equipment, Piledrivers, Pile Extractors and Hydrovacs; with some of his equipment being Patented. His greatest joy was his family and grandchildren. Many Sundays were spent after Church, with the little children dressed in their Sunday best, walking through the Pine’s Forest looking for Elephants and Alligators. Victor and his grandchildren sang at the Festival Of Trees...