Stonewall MB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
FERGUSON,, Virginia Louise Dawson - Roanoke TimesThursday, September 14, 2017
FERGUSON, Virginia Louise Dawson June 5, 1942 - September 13, 2017 On June 5, 1942, in Stonewall Jackson's former residence in Lexington, Va., while war raged across the world, God took time to create a beautiful baby girl for her parents, Lewis E. Dawson, Jr. and Virginia Shewey Dawson. Jenny Lou is now reunited in Heaven with her parents that she loved with all her heart. Jenny Lou lived in Buena Vista, Bluff City, and Salem as her father moved for his employer, Leas McVitty Tanneries. She attended Andrew Lewis High School and was chosen as the "Wittiest" girl in her senior class. They should have also added "Prettiest" but custom did not allow for double winners. This sense of humor became necessary for her to tolerate her husband, Kenneth Warren Ferguson for 55 years. It was love at first sight for Warren when he met his beautiful blind date arranged by her friend Mary Louise Trussell. This love never diminished over all the years they were together. The early years of their marriage flew by as they frequented The Tradewinds and The Coffee Pot where they loved to lis...
Thunder Bay police face allegations of 'systemic' racism - Toronto StarFriday, September 30, 2016
OPP for investigative assistance into the matter at this time.”Levesque added he would review the situation at the end of the external review.Falconer called this a “stonewall” by police. “This smacks purely of reprisal,” he said.“What we are now hearing is that the service that is most acutely being investigated can’t assign out its homicide investigations because it is being investigated. This is Alice in Wonderland,” Falconer said.During the joint inquest into the deaths of the seven students, the jury examined the conduct of the Thunder Bay Police, said Falconer. The inquest had more than 145 recommendations aimed at all levels of government, educators and law enforcement.The OIPRD outlined their intentions in a July 4 letter to Falconer’s lawyer Meaghan Daniel. The OIPRD could not be reached for comment.“In terms of the complaints made by Mr. Brad DeBungee and Chief Jim Leonard, these complaints will be investigated by the OIPRD with the purpose of determining the facts surrounding the death of Stacey DeBungee and whether the investigation carried out by members of the Thunder Bay Police Service gives rise to a finding that reasonable grounds exist that misconduct under the Police Services Act occurred,” the letter said.“The investigation will probe the approach taken generally to such or similar cases as well as drawing on information and evidence from the current inquest into the deaths of aboriginal youths,” the letter said.“The above will not only inform the outcome of the conduct investigation but will also lead to Director (Gerry) McNeilly’s determination as to how a broader systemic review into these issues will be conducted in the fall and in conjunction with the conclusion of the conduct investigation,” the letter said.At the conclusion of oversight investigations, the chiefs of police and the OPP Commissioner are responsible for disciplining officers and holding hearings.It is now time to appeal to a higher ground, said Leonard.“We need to go further up the chain and get the attorney general, the province involved, the premier, the MPPs, legislators,” he said.Philip Klassen, a spokesman for Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, said they cannot comment on specific complaints made to the OIPRD or about their investigations.“The Ontario government is fully committed to effective and fair civilian oversight of police. The OIPRD is an independent agency responsible for receiving and dealing with public complaints about police in Ontario. The OIPRD makes decisions independent of government, police and the community,” Klassen said.This is not the first time the DeBungee family has suffered miscarriages of justice.Brad and Stacey DeBungee’s three aunts — Edith Quagon, Kathleen McGinnis and Sarah Mason — all were brutally killed and their story was featured in the Star series “Go...
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...