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 h...
Crash victims identified - The Kingston Whig-StandardFriday, June 2, 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 9, 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 7, 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...
Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Funeral service held for radio broadcaster, 'amazing man' Tyler Bieber - Saskatoon StarPhoenixThursday, April 12, 2018
Nipawin, was confirmed to be one of the victims of the of the crash. (Supplied)SASwpLyndon Friesen, president of Bolt FM’s parent company, Golden West Radio, travelled from Manitoba to attend Thursday’s service with other employees. Friesen called Bieber’s death “tragic” and said it had a huge impact on those who work there.“He was a critical piece to the station,” Friesen said in an interview.Maureen Johnson, who knows Bieber’s mother and has a child Bieber’s age, wore a jersey to the service. She said she attended the funeral to show support not only for Bieber’s family, but “to show strong support for the kids in the hospital.”The collision between the Broncos bus and a semi-trailer took place last Friday around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale as the Broncos travelled to Nipawin from Humboldt in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) semifinal series against the Nipawin Hawks. Of the 29 people on board, 16 died in the collision and 13 were injured. The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured.Bieber was vice-president of the Humboldt touch football league, involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor and was set to start coaching at a football academy in Saskatoon three days a week. Bieber was also a fan of the NFL’s New England Patriots. When Patriots owner Robert Kraft learned that, he sent flowers on behalf of the team to Thursday’s service and also left a voicemail for Bieber’s mother expressing condolences, according to ESPN.“My son was one amazing man,” Bieber’s mother, Marilyn Hay, said last week. “He would get up at 5:30 every morning and go to work, but his day didn’t stop there. After, he would volunteer with the high school kids — teaching them basketball, football, he taught the girls flag football — he had a real passion for that.“Tyler was rarely at home between running from work to volunteer jobs,” she said. “He wasn’t in it for the money, he’d get paid extra for being an announcer, but he’d drop that to go be a volunteer coach instead.”In a post on Facebook, his brother Brandon said, “I don’t know what to do or say right now but I know one thing is you will always be true in my heart, RIP my sweet brother, I miss you and love you dearly.”In addition to several services across Western Canada scheduled for the coming days, three other funerals are set to take place in Humboldt.A celebration of life has been announced for Jacob Leicht, 19, on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Elgar Petersen Arena. According to an obituary for L...
The first of 16. Funeral for play-by-play announcer of Humboldt Broncos - Surrey Now-LeaderThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt.Adam Herold, who would have turned 17 today, will have his funeral in his hometown of Montmartre.Players on the Broncos were from communities across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.Related: Dayna Brons, trainer for Humboldt Broncos, dies in hospitalRelated: Tom Cochrane reworks lyrics to honour Humboldt BroncosBill Graveland, The Canadian PressLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Mississauga woman whose life was saved by expensive drug pushes BC to cover its costs like Ontario does - Globalnews.caThursday, December 14, 2017
Dix did say he feels for the family and other patients suffering from the disease, but that his staff would consult with the Ontario government — along with those of Manitoba and Quebec, the other two provinces that cover Soliris — and make an informed decision based on what they find.Wanting to do moreBack in Mississauga, Saiphoo says the B.C. government’s unwillingness to cover the drug goes against evidence of the drug’s efficacy, and rejects the idea that there’s a lack of concrete results.“I’m speechless, I don’t know what to say about that,” she said.“The results are me sitting here now being able to talk to you. Being in the comfort of my own home.“I mean, I’m proof [that it works].”Saiphoo says now that she has access to the drug, all she wants to do is share it with people like Anaquod.“I have an infusion coming up on Saturday,” she said. “If I could just give her that infusion I would gladly do it, because I know it would help.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...