Dalhousie NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Corps Program when she died in the crash, according to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Rehhorn was a participant in the CFW's Canadian Conservation Corps program.
The 24 year old attended Dalhousie University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree and was working on a bat conservation project, according to the CWF.
"She was especially interested in the marine environment and looked forward to expanding her experience in this area," the CWF said in written statement.
"Angela shared the excitement and optimism of volunteering and working to improve our world," said CWF CEO Rick Bates. "Her life is an inspiration to us all."
Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born professor at Carleton University, age 47
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Sanaz Shirshekar Envisions Saint John As 'Playground For Architects To Experiment' - Huddle TodaySaturday, March 02, 2019
I'm working on a variety of projects, so it keeps us really busy and engaged."
With lots of projects on the go, Shirshekar recently hired her first employee, a recent graduate from Dalhousie University's architecture program. They are currently working out of her home office in Rothesay, but the long-term goal is to establish her own firm somewhere uptown.
"As we get more work, there will be demand for more hands on deck," she says. "I'm finding there are a lot of...
Cape Breton politician known for his ties to Strait area - Cape Breton PostThursday, December 14, 2017
Doucet, 80, died Thursday in Halifax. Born in Grand Étang in 1937, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and went on to earn a law degree from Dalhousie University in 1961. He was first elected as the member for Richmond to the Nova Scotia Legislature when he was 26 years old and he became a cabinet minister nine months later. He was the first Acadian cabinet minister in the province’s history. He served as the minister of education, minister of youth, provincial secretary and minister of emergency measures.He owned CIGO in Port Hawkesbury between 1975 and 1985 and that’s where present station president Bob MacEachern first met him.“I was an employee of his company for about six years,” said MacEachern on Friday. “I didn’t work closely with him — I got to know him after that.”MacEachern said Doucet may have left Cape Breton to work as a lawyer in Halifax and as a consultant in Ottawa but the Strait area was never far from his mind.“He was always very much connected to the Strait region and what was going on.”Doucet is survived by his wife, Vida, five children, 13 grandchildren and four brothers. Snow’s Funeral Home in Halifax will announce the funeral information once it is firstname.lastname@example.orgLet's block ads! (Why?)...
'Wade had his own style': Community remembers Halifax principal who died after cancer battle - Globalnews.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
Mantley had coached with Smith one year when he was at St. Patrick’s High School, played against him when he attended Dalhousie and Smith was at St. FX, and had recently been coaching with him as part of Basketball Nova Scotia.He told Global News that the U-17 team had practice on the weekend following Smith’s death and during that practice people were putting flowers, cards and candles in front of Citadel.Our sincere condolences go out to Principal Wade Smith's family, friends, colleagues & students today. He will be deeply missed #wadestrong— NS Education (@nseducation) June 5, 2017Practice had a “sombre mood,” he said, but that the players kept “plugging through”.“They realized that Wade would want us to do that even though he’s not with us at this present moment, but he is looking down upon us and coaching from above,” Mantley said.Hudson said she’d remember him for how people followed him and how he treated them.“Wade had his own style,” she said. “He was just his own person and remember, he’s a coach, so he coached basketball, so he had a lot of people who followed him because of basketball but he also made an impact in terms of what he wanted to see happen within the education system.”She said she believes he wanted to reach out and get other people to understand the issues that exist within society, especially in Nova Scotia, and the difference that can be made.“I would see him as being a warrior, a very strong individual with a strong personality, but very kind-hearted in terms of the impact he wanted to make for all learners and students,” Hudson said.In Smith’s obituary on Dignity Memorial.com, which was something he wanted to write himself but “time didn’t permit” and so instead was “told by my brother Craig”, it pays tribute to his family.“It is readily apparent that Wade accomplished more than most on and off the basketball court, but his most accomplished and trusted assets were with his devoted wife Sherry and his two incredibly talented, loving, and well equipped for life sons Jaydan and Jaxon,” the obituary reads.“The three of them were the centre-piece of his life and most notably, his most accomplished acts in his life.”In the obituary, it asks that instead of flowers Smith “would suggest you spend time with your children and loved ones, toast your great friendships, keep things simple, keep things smooth, and keep things moving.”Donations can be made to the Wade Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund or Education Fund for Jaydan and Jaxon via Scotiabank.An open visitation will take place Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. at Snows Funeral Home on Lacewood Drive. A celebration of life will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Pockwock Road in Upper Hammonds Plains.—With files from Jennifer Grudic, Global NewsLet's block ads! (Why?)...
SMU's McBride made future leaders - TheChronicleHerald.caFriday, June 02, 2017
By 1967, he was teaching at Saint Mary’s, where he remained with the faculty until his retirement in 1994. During his career he also taught for four years with Dalhousie Law School, according to an interview he gave in 1993. In 2012, SMU awarded Prof. McBride an honorary doctorate of civil law, and the good professor became Dr. McBride. The essence of McBride’s lessons were those places where “the restless dynamics of politics and the black letter of the law” would collide.He taught students the American constitution using baseball analogies — sections of the document explained in innings and players on base.Canadian federalism and jurisprudence was taught by comparison, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was a primary interest and focus of his study, writing and teaching. He would get students to prepare for mock trials based on fabricated constitutional scenarios to test the application of the Charter, still in its infancy after it was adopted in 1982. His lectures sparked reasoned debate about events in Canadian law and politics that happened, or almost happened, before their time. McBride deeply inspired those he taught by leaving lasting impressions, not solely about law and politics, but about themselves, their sense of duty, and to develop what he called their “imaginative intellect”. It’s no surprise that in 1987, 10 years before his retirement, he received the SMU’s William A. Stewart Medal for Excellence in Teaching.But what he really cherished were the stories and accomplishments of his students long after they left the poli-sci wing of the Loyola building.Professor McBride was fiercely proud of those who would go off to become tomorrow’s leaders: lawyers, judges, politicians, administrators and journalists.One of his former students is provincial cabinet minister Lena Diab, who tabled a resolution in the House of Assembly on the occasion of his 80th birthday in March 2014.“He had a way of helping you see your own potential, and when I saw him after my 2013 election, he was so happy and told me he always knew I would get somewhere,” she said in an interview days after her re-election. “He was so proud of all his students.”Diab said McBride’s influence on her and others was as unique to them as as his with JFK was to him, and part of what motivates her to s...
Saskatchewan police officers attend regimental funeral - Global News ReginaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saskatoon Police Service, two from Moose Jaw, and one from Weyburn are representing the south of the province.Three Regina Police Service members who attended are originally from New Brunswick, including one from Fredericton.
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Sanaz Shirshekar Envisions Saint John As 'Playground For Architects To Experiment' - Huddle TodayWednesday, March 27, 2019
It allowed me to do both."
It also allowed her to work at two renowned firms in Canada and the United States and has now brought the Toronto-born architect to New Brunswick to start a business of her own.
After graduating from architecture school at McGill in 2006, Shirshekar started working for Toronto-based KPMB as a project architect. There, she got to work on projects such as the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, the UBC Alumni Centre, The Globe & Mail's new interior offices and the Fort York Branch Library.
"We were aiming for it to be the 100th public library in Toronto, and it turned out to be the 101st," says Shirshekar, "which is still cool."
Fort York Branch Library (Image: torontopubliclibrary.ca)
From there she went to work in New York with Yabu Pushelberg as a senior designer. She was in the heart of Soho, working on projects that were more private and high-end, including a resort for Hyatt in Los Cabos, Mexico, and a project for a residential client in Bejing. For Shirshekar, it helped make her architecture experience more versatile.
"I took that opportunity on because at KPMB I was getting a lot of those community, public space building projects. But I also wanted to be a little bit more seasoned as an architect and get some architectural interior experience," she says. "Yabu Pushelberg is really the expert for that. They are world renowned. They're really good at what they do and they're internationally known for their interior design excellence, so I really wanted to bring the architecture and the interior design together."
Shirshekar recently moved to New Brunswick to be with her husband, Jamie Irving, the vice-president of Brunswick News. At that point, she was ready to start her own practice, Studio Shirshekar.
"I feel all architects at some point, you feel like you've gotten enough experience and you want to give yourself an opportunity to try it out," she says. "Maybe it's not for everyone, but for me, I think i...
Surviving the death care business - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
MacDonald said."Some of it is burnout. You have to make sure with all the stress you deal with on a daily basis you know how to relax yourself, how to unwind."The New Brunswick Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association doesn't keep statistics on retention rates, however, funeral homes are "constantly looking for licensed funeral directors," said executive director Marc Melanson.While the pay can be appealing - $47,319 annually according to the Department of Post Secondary Education Training and Labour - compassion fatigue is a reality, along with unconventional work hours."It's not a Monday to Friday nine-to-five job," said Melanson. "It's evenings, weekends and holidays."People who get into the funeral profession genuinely want to help people. But a funeral home is never closed."Viewing rooms are often rearranged, making physicality a key component of the job. (Sarah Trainor/CBC News)The workday can be fluid and intense. It might start with MacDonald doing prep work on an infant that would afford parents more time with their child, then a full shift in gears to oversee a 103-year-old's celebration of life service in a space filled with laughter."You wear a lot of different hats and it changes so quickly," she said."I could be making funeral arrangements with a family, I could be directing a funeral, I could be painting - like literally building maintenance."We get dirty in our suits. We garden, mow the lawns, wash the cars, we do it all."The job requires a good deal of physicality. Viewing rooms are frequently rearranged to make space for what families want to bring to a visitation. Personal touches have been as dainty as jewelry and as grand as a motorcycle.Some scenes hard to processNot everyone is in a bed when they die, and moving a body can take some physical and mental effort."Some things you see you don't ever forget, and you wish you could. Especially when you walk into a scene where you can imagine their last moments."MacDonald said those moments can be difficult to process."It's hard to think of them as being a person in the way that you're protecting your mental state," she said."You say, 'I have to move them from one place to another,' and after, you reflect on that and think, 'OK, that was a human being and I feel terrible for them. And I'm going to probably have bad dreams for a while....