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Erminie Cohen, former Canadian senator and activist, dies at 92 - Yahoo News CanadaSaturday, March 2, 2019
Friday night in Saint John, where she grew up.She was appointed senator by then prime minister Brian Mulroney. She was a lifelong member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs offered his condolences in a statement released on Saturday. "On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I want to express my deepest condolences on the passing of former New Brunswick Senator Erminie Cohen," said Higgs."As Premier of New Brunswick, my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends."Advocacy " data-reactid="28" Advocacy Erminie Cohen grew up in Saint John and graduated from Saint John High School before attending Mount Allison University. Both before and after her time as senator, Cohen was known for her social advocacy."I know she cared about a lot of causes and I think they all kind of intersected," said Suzanne Kingston, executive director of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation. It was a foundation Cohen was involved with from its origins. The organization helped double the number of adoptions in the province.In 1978, she became a part of the first New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and founded the non-profit organization Saint John Women of Action. That organization would go on to create shelters for abused women and children. Kingston said that when Cohen would get involved with a cause, it would mo...
Mourners gather in Quebec for funeral of RCMP constable killed in collision - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
I will always remember his huge smile, his joy in life that was as large as his presence, and his compassion and love for his family," wrote a former colleague from New Brunswick.Many thanked him for his contribution to communities in both Quebec and New Brunswick.Gasse said the RCMP was grateful for the presence of hundreds of uniformed police officers and emergency first responders from across Canada."The RCMP, we have a very big 'esprit de corps,' and its very important for us to see other police forces coming shoulder to shoulder with us," Gasse said.A native of Joliette, Que., Dubuc began his career with the Codiac Detachment in New Brunswick in November 2009.RCMP Const. Richer Dubuc was killed in the line of duty in southwestern Quebec on March 6. (RCMP/Canadian Press)He joined the Integrated Border Enforcement Team based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., in January.Prior to becoming a member of the RCMP, Dubuc was a paramedic and served as an emergency medical technician with the tactical and emergency response units in the province.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Obituary: Edgar J. Bourgeois, of East Haven - East Haven, CT PatchSaturday, March 2, 2019
HomeEdgar J. Bourgeois, of East Haven died just two days after his 73rd. birthday on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife Diane Ferrucci Bourgeois. Edgar was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Ernest and Theresa Doucette Bourgeois on January 27, 1946. He worked for US Airways in customer service for 45 years until finally retiring in 2008. Edgar played guitar in a country band called The Tumbleweeds for many years. He was also an avid sports fan who especially loved his Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He is survived by a son Jack Bourgeois of New Haven, a daughter, Virginia (Thomas) DeMatteo of East Haven, three sisters, Geraldine Legere and Bernice Bourque both of Canada and Francine Lewandowski of PA, three grandchildren, Lauren (Brandon) Piche, Kristen and Marissa DeMatteo, a great grandson, Nolan Piche and two sister-in-laws, Rita Bourgeois and Barbara Paulsen. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Ronald Bourgeois. There will be a Memorial Mass in the Parish of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Foxon Rd., Saturday morning at 11 am. Friends may call prior to the mass at East Haven Memorial Longobardi – Brennan Funeral...
Erminie Cohen, former New Brunswick senator and activist, dies at 92 - CTV NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Former New Brunswick senator Erminie Cohen has died at the age of 92.
According to an obituary on the Brenan's Funeral Homes and Crematorium website, Cohen died Friday at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
In a statement, Premier Blaine Higgs describes her as a "community leader, passionate member of the Jewish community and life-long social justice advocate."
The statement says Cohen was named to the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women in the 1970s, before founding the non-profit group Saint John Women for Action.
She was appointed to the Senate by former prime minister Brian Mulroney in 1993 and served for eight years before retiring in 2001, when she continued her work on issues such as adoption and poverty.
Cohen received the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick for her work.
Her funeral will be held on Monday.
Saddened to hear of the passing of former NB senator and community leader Erminie Cohen. An Order of NB recipient, she was a life-lo...
Heroes for a nation: 2 Fredericton police officers honoured at regimental funeral - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
Sara has always been my hero and my angel," he said during his eulogy at the regimental funeral Saturday in the New Brunswick capital. "But now she is a hero and an angel for a community, a province and a nation."Just over a week after they were killed in the line of duty along with two civilians, Burns and Costello were honoured before more than 1,000 family members, friends, first responders and dignitaries from across Canada, in a service filled with personal stories of love and dedication to their jobs. The 90-minute service, in the Aitken University Centre arena, was also live streamed at two public locations - the Grant Harvey Centre at 600 Knowledge Park Dr. and Hope City Church, formerly known as Sunset Church - following an hour-long street procession.Watch a 2.5-minute recap of the funeral for Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns, killed on Aug. 10 after responding to reports of gunfire. 2:41Costello, 45, and Burns, 43, were killed while responding to a report of gunfire at an apartment complex at 237 Brookside Dr. on the city's north side the morning of Aug. 10. Donnie Robichaud, 42, and his girlfriend, Bobbie Lee Wright, 32, also died.The flag-draped casket for Costello is carried past members of the Fredericton police department, family, and friends during the funeral ...