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 2, 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...
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...
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...
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 ...