Dieppe NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Oscar Maillet - Hartford CourantThursday, April 12, 2018
He was born December 9 1926 and raised in St. Maurice N.B. Canada. He was the son of the late Firmin and Elise (Cormier) Maillet. Oscar married the former Ida Poirier on September 14 1948 in Dieppe N.B. Canada and relocated to Hartford in 1949. They moved to Avon in 1955. Oscar was a builder and developed Birch Ridge and Maillet Lane in New Hartford and built homes in the Avon Canton and Simsbury area until 1982 when an accident ended his career. Oscar was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Avon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pius XII Council 4376 and past Grand Knight. Oscar attended many retreats at the lmmaculata Retreat House in Willimantic and the Holy Family Retreat House in Farmington. He was a member of LaRencontre belonged to the Avon Senior Center and was a member of the United Ostomy Association. Oscar enjoyed spending his summers in Bouctouche N.B. Canada and fishing and hunting. Oscar is survived by his wife of 69 years Ida; two sons; Claude Maillet and his wife Karen of Vernon and Ronald Maillet and his wife Christina of Canton and Old Lyme; and a daughter Mrs. John (Francine) Ahrens of Winsted. He is also survived by six grandchildren who knew him as Grandpa and Pepere Mrs. Patrick Friday (May Ahrens) Benjamin and Sheryl Ahrens; William and Kimberly Ahrens Leonard and Mi...
Friend of Riverview biker killed this week calls on NB to launch aggressive motorcycle safety campaign - Globalnews.caFriday, June 02, 2017
Monday. RCMP say it appears Matthews was cut off by a driver who was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way.READ MORE: Riverview, N.B. motorcyclist dead after collision with van in Dieppe“172 dollar and 50 cents for someone’s life is a slap in the face to their loves ones. It’s disgraceful really,” Butler said.But instead of calling for stiffer penalties for drivers who don’t yield to bikers, Butler is calling on the province to launch an awareness campaign.According to N.B. media relations advisor Brian Taylor, in 2001 Nova Scotia declared May as motorcycle safety awareness month and put up billboards and signage reminding drivers share the roads with bikers.WATCH: As the weather warms up, more motorcycles are finally getting a chance to hit the road. Liane Langlois from the Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society has some advice.Story continues belowBut Elaine Bell from the province’s Department of Justice and Public Safety said there are no plans to launch a similar campaign.“Currently we have a campaign going on called ‘We Are All Traffic,’ which is specifically geared toward drivers and people on bicycles. So we have advice for bicyclists and motorcyclists,” she said. “Whether you are on four wheels or two everyone has a responsibility to share the road.”That is just not good enough, Butler said.According to N.B. Public Safety, 18 people have died in New Brunswick on motorcycles since 2014. Butler says three of the victims were her friends.“As riders, we know that we have to make ourselves more visible, we have to ride defensively, we have to be more aware of our surroundings than anybody else,” Butler said. READ MORE: ‘Motorcycles don’t have airbags’: City of Edmonton safety reminder as temperatures climbBut she says motorcycles are still at the mercy o...
Jewelry nabbed from Dieppe woman by worker in house - CBC.caTuesday, December 20, 2016
A woman from Dieppe wants justice, after she alleges $8,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her bedroom at the same time two young men she hired to build her a fireplace were in the house, all while she was there.
Nicole DeGrace said she and her husband were referred to a masonry company when they were looking to remodel their brick fireplace last month.
The recommendation came from a well-known brick shop and the two young contractors seemed nice enough, so DeGrace felt she was in good hands.
While the young men were working on the main floor, DeGrace and her husband went to their basement to avoid the dust.
It was only a week later, when DeGrace opened her jewelry box to look for a diamond bracelet to wear at her mother's funeral, that she realized items were gone.
DeGrace said two of the missing pieces in particular have an important sentimental value. (CBC)
''I noticed I wasn't missing just one piece, I was missing 12,'' said DeGrace.
''I was so upset.''
Feeling let down by police
'Brutally taken away': Fundraisers for murder victims' funerals - CTV NewsFriday, September 30, 2016
Family members and friends of two people who died earlier this month say the murder victims were both parents of young children, and taken too soon.
Officers were called to a home on Dieppe Drive in Vancouver on Sept. 18, where 24-year-old Xuan Vanvy Ba-Cao and 29-year-old Samantha Le were found dead.
A four-year-old child, who family members say was Ba-Cao's son, was found terrified but unharmed in the home. A third adult was abducted from the home, police said, but was rescued the next day during a takedown of three suspects in New Westminster.
Three men were taken into custody and charged with the abduction, but no charges have been laid in the murders.
Online fundraisers have been set up on GoFundMe for both Le and Ba-Cao, who each had their own child.
The page set up by Le's sister said the victim "wasn't prepared" for her death.
"She thought she had decades of living left. She thought she would see her daughter grow up. She thought she had time to prepare for the future," Minh Le wrote.
The page says Le was close with her family, speaking almost daily though the sisters live on different coasts.
"We rooted for each other, we helped each other. We loved each o...
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...
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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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....