Grand Falls NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
An undercover CBC News investigation has found that Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor said it would take money in trust for prepaid services, while Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home in Lewisporte said it would accept money in trust or through insurance.A Sunset Memorial employee explained how it works over the phone."What happens is obviously a person would come in and select the funeral of their choice, the services and things like that," the employee said."And what happens is then, basically you have a couple of different options in regards with the payments, that sort of thing. What happens is the funeral is paid in full, that price is obviously locked in and money goes into a trust account, and obviously there would be no further payments then."Employees for Botwood, Sunset Memorial and Gordon Woolfrey funeral homes, which are all owned by Terry Green, said they either accept money through an insurance agent, in trust, or a combination of the two, respectively. (Facebook)A Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home employee described the process there."Usually how a pre-arrangement works is somebody pays their funeral -...
Grand Falls-Windsor woman disgusted by online death database - The TelegramThursday, April 12, 2018
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL – It was easy to hear the pain in Cynthia Downton’s voice as she described her family’s experience finding her sister Anne Gardner’s obituary listed on the website Afterlife. Afterlife is self-described as “Canada’s largest database of deceased people.” The website sells virtual candles and flower delivery services through links next to each obituary on its website. The site has recently come under fire for copying obituaries posted on funeral home and newspaper websites without permission. Downton told the Advertiser it broke her heart when she saw someone had used her sister’s obituary for personal gain. “We were raised in an honest household and I can’t even wrap my mind around how sick a person has got to be … to try and take advantage of people.” She said the website is taking advantage of not only the families of the deceased, but people wishing to send condolences. Families do not receive notification of candles lit or flowers purchased through Afterli...
Leslie RoweWednesday, August 2, 2017
Leslie F. Rowe
June 24, 1931 – July 25, 2017
The family of Leslie Rowe is sad to announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on July 25, 2017 in Grand Falls-Windsor at the age of 86 years. Pre-deceased by his parents Basil and Beatrice (Coish) Ivany, and Robert Leslie and Jessie Rowe, and his brother Reginald Ivany. Leslie will be forever missed by his wife, Ida (Andrews) Rowe, sons, David (Shelly), Dale (Cathy), daughters, Karen, Sheila (Nick), Brenda, and Judy (Bob). Grandchildren, David Jr, Hillary, Lauren, Terry (Amy), Greg (Caitlin), Richard (Andrea), Mark, Andrew, and Jeffrey. Great-grandchildren, Claire and Chloe. Also, left to mourn are sisters-in-law Kitty (Art) Haggett, Kay (Gerald) Marsh, Sandra Andrews and brother-in-law Reg Andrews, and many other relatives and friends. Leslie retired from Abitibi-Price in 1989 after being employed for over 40 years. He was a good co-worker and friend to many people in the Accounting Department and throughout the mill and a highly-respected supervisor in his final years before retirement. He will be remembered as a real gentleman, his quiet personality, kindness towards ot...
Leonard BuckleWednesday, August 2, 2017
Leonard Joseph Buckle
1944 - 2017
It is with great sadness that the family of the late Leonard Joseph Buckle announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Healthcare Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor on July 4, 2017 at the age of 72. He was retired from PBM Masonry and predeceased by his parents Leonard and Maggie Buckle, his son Paul Buckle and his brothers, Jerry and Bernard Buckle. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his daughters, Joan (Lee) Hils of Dundas, ON, Dianne (Ryan) Buckle of Hamilton, ON, and daughter-in-law Beryl Buckle of Pilley’s Island NL. Also leaving to mourn is his sister Lorraine and his brother Monty, grandchildren, Maggie (Jason), Matthew (Ashley), Jessica (Dave), Christopher (Carley), and Nicolas. Great grandchildren, Danielle, Avery, Sawyer, and Paul. The funeral service will be at the United Church Pilleys' Island at 2:00 PM, July 7, 2017. Interment will be at the Pilley’s Island Cemetery.
John SweeneyWednesday, August 2, 2017
Jack) Francis Sweeney
1935 - 2017
It is with great sadness that the family of the late John (Jack) Francis Sweeney announce his passing at the Central Newfoundland Regional Healthcare Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor on July 3, 2017 at the age of 81. Jack was retired from Abitibi and is predeceased by his parents; Patrick and Mary Sweeney and brother Gord. Jack leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Joan; daughter Diane of Grand Falls-Windsor; sons; Rick (Sandra) of Trenton, ON, Terry (Carol Ann) of Porters Lake, NS, Sean (Nancy) of Grand Prairie, AB. Also leaving to mourn sister; Marlene Andrews; 7 grandchildren; Jennifer, Jeff, Mike, Jasmine, Sierra, Brett, Abigail and Faith; 3 great grandchildren; Sofia, Grace, and Benjamin, along with a large number of nieces and nephews as well as a large circle of relatives and many friends. Funeral Mass will be at the Immaculate Conception on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the Interfaith Cemetery.
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 ...
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...
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...