Macgregor MB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Mourners gathered for the funeral of Nadia El-Dib at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes (14441 Bannister Rd. S.E.,) in Calgary, Alta. Sunday, April 1, 2018.Lisa MacGregor, Global NewsRacha said Nadia had gone out with friends on Saturday night. Her body was found in the back yard of a Marlborough Park home the following morning, on March 25.READ MORE: Victim found dead in Marlborough Park backyard identified as 22-year-old Calgary womanA Canada-wide warrant was issued for 21-year-old Adam Bettahar who was wanted for first degree murder in connection with El-Dib’s death. Friends say the two had been in a relationship.Abderrahmane Bettahar, who police said goes by Adam, is described as 6’0” tall, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.Calgary PoliceStory continues belowRacha El-Dib told Global News last week that her sister Nadia was the funniest person she had ever met. “She was so beautiful on the outside but when you got to know her you wondered how someone could be so good both on the outside and the inside.” Racha said.READ MORE: Family of murder victim Nadia El-Dib remembers her as ‘beautiful inside and out’Racha said Nadia and Bettahar were “friends of friends.”“She had told me that he had tried to pursue her but she didn’t want to be with him. This was kind of a situation where if ‘I can’t have you, nobody can have you.’ It’s just so upsetting.”Bettahar was killed and a senior RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to sto...
Crash victims identified - The Kingston Whig-StandardFriday, June 02, 2017
The occupants of that vehicle have been identified as Kingston residents Christine Hanrahan, Pierre Courville, Mitchell Caird and Zack MacGregor. On Friday night the Compton Street neighbourhood hosted a memorial in their honour. GoFundMe pages have been established to support family with funeral and other expenses.Two other people in the commercial truck were taken to hospital with serious injuries as a result of the crash.OPP have charged 37-year-old Dunhill Tabanao, of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., with four counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He was arrested at the scene.To support the Hanrahan family, go to www.gofundme.com/funeral-costs-and-family-help.To support James' family, go to www.gofundme.com/zack-james-memorial-fund.-- The Whig-Standard Let's block ads! (Why?)...
John JohnsonTuesday, May 09, 2017
Canadian family: Mavis Rowe, Kelly Karpowicz and Garth Bray, Christopher, Stefan and the late Joey Karpowicz and Maya Karpowicz. He will also be missed by his special friends Steven & Noella MacGregor. John was proud of his service in the Royal Navy and his long career at McDonnell-Douglas. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach , Ontario on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. for the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Father Mounir El Rassi, Parish priest of St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, presiding. Reception to follow. John’s urn will be returned to the United Kingdom where he will be laid to rest in his family plot. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com
Johnson, John Joseph
Died suddenly but peacefully on Saturday April 15, 2017 at his residence in Toronto, Ontario in his 81st year. Known to many as Uncle John, he will be dearly missed by so many including his life- long partner, Mavis Rowe. His step-daughter, Kelly Karpowicz Bray and her husband Garth Bray. His step-grandchildren, Christopher (Tina), Stefan and the late Joey Karpowicz (Domonique) and Maya Karpowicz. He will also be missed by his United Kingdom family: Joan & Mike McCombe, Peter McCabe, Michael & Rachel McCabe, Peter & Venessa McCabe & family, Christopher & Helen Price & family, Stephen & Lynn McCombe & family, Paula, Archie & Morgan, John & Natalie McCombe. John will be missed by his friends in Wasaga Beach. John was proud of his service in the Royal Navy and his long career at McDonnell-Douglas in Malton. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach C...
Chase Martens vigil remembers toddler, comforts grieving family - CBC.caWednesday, December 07, 2016
Sunday morning in Austin, about 175 people attended a church service at Austin Evangelical Fellowship. A prayer was said for Chase at the Easter service.
Darren Toews, a father of three from nearby MacGregor, Man., was at the service. He said families in the country are more free when it comes to letting kids explore.
"It's not something I would ever blame the parents for. It's just one of those things," he said. "We don't have our kids in fences and stuff; we let them play outside to their appropriate age group."
The builder of peace - St. Albert GazetteWednesday, November 30, 2016
Here I am, send me!’” Lacombe writes in his memoirs.
Lacombe was uniquely suited to the harsh life of a missionary amongst Canada’s aboriginals.
First, as noted by historian James MacGregor in Father Lacombe, Lacombe was very tough to kill, surviving isolation, cold, heat, bugs, disease, bullets and, in 1857, a roaring forest fire, which he only escaped by diving into a river.
“The fact of death he often faced, but the fear of it never,” MacGregor writes.
Bolstering that courage was Lacombe’s strong religious faith. Like many clergymen of the time, Lacombe saw it as his divine mission to bring civilization and Christianity to the Indian tribes. He would come back from the field tanned, clothes shredded and smelling of smoke, he writes in his memoirs, yet happy and laden with merit from souls saved and sins prevented.
Lacombe had a profound love for aboriginals, especially the Métis, and writes in glowing terms about them in his memoirs. He felt a kinship with them, likely due to the fact that his great-grandmother had two children with an Ojibwe man. Lacombe’s love came through in his actions, earning him the respect of many aboriginal leaders, particularly Chief Crowfoot, MacGregor writes.
Lacombe was also very charismatic, and won many influential friends in his travels.
“He seems to have gotten along with everybody,” Huel notes, being equally at home having tea with the governor general or Crowfoot in his tent – no mean feat in an age where differences in language or religion were grounds for suspicion and enmity.
Lastly, his intellect. Lacombe had a great talent and desire for learning languages. He was fluent in English, French, Greek, Latin, Cree and Blackfoot, allowing him to communicate with the many peoples of the west.
Lacombe’s smarts helped him make several academic contributions to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, of which he was a member.
Lacombe was the first Oblate to hit upon the idea of an itinerant mission, Huel says. Instead of waiting by a trading post for the Cree and Blackfoot to come to him, as others did, he travelled with them on their hunts, giving him much more time to preach to them. Many missionaries would follow his example.
He also created a compact “Catholic ladder,” an illustrated summary of the Church’s teachings, that was of great help when it came to teaching new converts, Huel says. Hundreds of these were printed, and some missionaries were still using them as late as the 1950s.
Lacombe also wrote several dictionaries of aboriginal language, notes Father Camille Piché, an Oblate at the Vital Grandin Centre on Mission Hill. These texts were of tremendous help to missionaries, and are still used by researchers today.
“When you think of the amount of effort it takes to write a dictionary like that, it’s really, really incredible,” he says.
Piché’s office is just a few paces away from one of Lacombe’s most enduring legacies: the Father Lacombe Chapel. Now the oldest building in Alberta, it was the first structure built in the new mission of St. Albert.
How it came to be is well documented in Black Robe’s Vision.
After about nine years of using Lac Ste Anne...
Two Carnival Legends Lost - VenuesNowWednesday, March 27, 2019
They didn't want me in the business," she said. But she met Bingo, and the rest is history.
In his youth, Bingo was in a hurry to get out of Brandon, Manitoba, where he said there were only three occupations – policeman, and he was too short to be one; crook, and he was too nice to try that; and carnie. He hitched a job on Royal American Shows working the sideshows and then Myerhoff Shows.
And then he met Simba, the lion. "The lion was jealous of me," Jackie said.
Simba the Lion loving on a young Bingo Hauser.
From Simba, Bingo moved on to an alligator, a boa constrictor and a monkey. They all grew up in the Hauser household, some in the kitchen, some in the living room. Once the monkey escaped and hid in a farmer's truck to make his getaway. Hours later, Bingo had to bail the monkey out of jail.
They travelled with the menagerie for years, but then the animals grew too big.
The time came to switch from fur to iron. Bingo knew he had to "get rid of anything you have to feed all winter." Jackie didn't want Bingo to get into the carnival business, but he did.
Like Tony, Bingo was gregarious and bigger than life. Jackie remembered that when he asked her to marry him, she thought, "You and me and how many others?" But he managed to propose and they bought a Merry-Go-Round and West Coast Amusements was born.
There was a carousel horse from that Merry-Go-Round at Bingo's funeral Oct. 16 in Langley, B.C., spruced up and set up by his son Bob.
West Coast Amusements now includes more than 100 rides and operates three units. The season begins in April and ends in September. The family has the route covered and is working on details of the 2016 season now.
On RCS, Bil Lowry has taken over Tony's responsibilities.
Life goes on, but the loss of two giants in the industry is felt by many hundreds of people, evidenced in the tributes paid.
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Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 02, 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...
Gaydha Uldine MUNRO (nee ASHLEY) - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 02, 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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