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...
Do-it-yourself casket kit adds life to New Brunswick woodworker's business - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
A New Brunswick woodworker has designed a “do-it-yourself” casket kit to alleviate funeral costs.Woodworker Jeremy Burrill of Fredericton says he is a no-nonsense kind of guy, which is likely why his business mantra sounds like it was taken straight from an old-fashioned country song. “Just bury me in a pine box,” said Burrill, who owns the Fiddlehead Casket Co.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awarenessBurrill said he wanted to give people a simpler, cheaper and more environmentally friendly option for their end of life send offs. He started handcrafting old-fashioned pine box coffins from his workshop in Fredericton, kind of like the ones used in the old west.“They are fastened with wooden dowels so there are no screws and no metal or anything in it,” Burrill said.The caskets sell for roughly $700 and even the bed lining is made of wood shavings. So so every part of the coffin is biodegradable. Over time,...
Brothers in arms: Ron and Ryan Anderson both survived tours in Afghanistan — but not PTSD - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Maureen and Peter Anderson)Ron and Ryan Anderson were built for war.The brothers grew up in a military family, moving around the globe before settling near New Brunswick's Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. Their father, Peter, was a sergeant major.There was never any doubt that Ron and Ryan would follow in their father's footsteps. They grew up playing "army" and following their dad to work.Both enlisted as soon as they finished Grade 10. Their parents couldn't have been more proud."I figured it was a good life," Maureen said.Ron and Ryan quickly racked up tours in conflict zones: places like Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Eritrea and, finally, Afghanistan. Ryan Anderson, in the middle, is pictured during his tour to Afghanistan. Years later, he'd spend hours telling his mother stories about his time fighting in the war.(Maureen and Peter Anderson)They were well-trained, reliable soldiers and the medals piled up. During his first tour in Afghanistan, Ron, the eldest, received a commendation for treating an injured Afghan child in the middle of a hostile crowd.Ron didn't hesitate when he was asked to deploy to Afghanistan a second time, his fifth tour in a combat zone.It was what he was trained to do.A mother's intuitionMaureen didn't want Ron to go back. He wasn't the same after coming home from the country the first time. Didn't he have enough tours under his belt?"I really didn't want him to go," she said. "I just had a bad feeling."The Andersons — Ron, Ryan, Peter and Maureen — smile on Ryan's wedding day. Maureen worried about her sons going to Afghanistan.(Maria Jose Burgos/CBC)But she didn't say anything. Ron was looking forward to being deployed.And it would be Ryan's first tour in Afghanistan. Ron was going to keep an eye on his younger brother.They didn't know the carnage that awaited them.On Easter Sunday in 2007, six Canadian soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing west of Kandahar City.Five of the six men were from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment at tight-knit CFB Gagetown, where the Anderson brothers were posted. They included Sgt. Donnie Lucas, one of Ron's close friends."It was the first men to be killed in our unit in a very long time," said Blair Williams, who was also in Afghanistan at the time.After the blast, Ryan was dispatched to the site, a job that may have seen him picking up his friends' remains.Days later, Ryan travelled in the light armoured vehicle carrying Lucas's casket in the ramp ceremony, held before a soldier's body is sent home.Soldiers carry a casket during a ramp ceremony for six soldiers killed in a blast on Easter Sunday in 2007. Many of the victims were Ron and Ryan Anderson's friends.(CBC)The scenes from that ceremony stuck with Ryan, according to Williams."It touched his heart. Another friend that's not going to get to go home."A harrowing weekTwo months later, on June 13, 2007, Ron was in the Afghan desert when his heart started pounding. He was sweating heavily and his body was vibrating.Ron went to the medic, and the doctor knew exactly what was happening. It was the soldier's first panic attack, and the first sign that something was very wrong."It was just after my buddies got blown up," a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...
Oscar Maillet - Hartford CourantThursday, April 12, 2018
Oscar Maillet 91 of Avon and Bouctouche New Brunswick Canada died at home with his loving family by his side on Saturday March 31 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...