Grand Manan NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Frederick LuffThursday, January 19, 2017
Amos Luff; sisters-Jeanetta Tucker and Leona Knight brothers-Chesley Luff and Herbert Luff. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife Evelyn and daughters-Roxanne Luff (Howard) of Grand Manan, NB, Thresa Saunders (Loomas) of Burlington and Patsy Anstey (David) of South Brook. Also leaving to mourn are grandchildren-Justin, Brittany and Alex; great grandchildren-Jaren, Jake and Jaina; his sister, Rosie Lear. Capt. Anthony Stokes will conduct the funeral service from Central Funeral Homes in Springdale on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at the Salvation Army Cemetery in Jacksons Cove. Pallbearers are Justin Roberts, Brittany Roberts, David Anstey, Loomas Saunders, Patsy Anstey, Roxanne Luff and Thresa Saunders. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences on line and to listen to the funeral service please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca...
Phillip Ells Jr., 50, was killed in an ATV crash on Grand Manan Island on Sunday. (Ells Funeral Home) - CBC.caFriday, September 30, 2016
Grand Manan is mourning the loss of two-term village councillor and well-known funeral director Phillip Ells Jr., who was killed in an ATV crash on the island over the weekend.
Ells, 50, died in hospital following a collision between his off-road vehicle and a motor vehicle on Hill Road in Castalia on Sunday, shortly before noon.
"The community is in shock; a lot of disbelief," said Grand Manan Mayor Dennis Greene, who had known Ells since the 1980s and was speaking to him just a few nights ago during the visitation for another community member.
Greene had heard something he wanted to share with Ells, but he couldn't recall at the time what it was. "And he said, 'Ah well, it will come to you. We'll get together later and have a talk about it,'" Greene recounted.
"So that's what little we know about life."
'He looked after everyone he met in one way or another with his generosity and kind heart.' - Obituary
There is no word yet on the cause of the crash, RCMP Sgt. Ross Davis said in a...
Grand Manan air charter company sued following deadly crash - CBC.caFriday, September 2, 2016
WorkSafe New Brunswick is suing the Grand Manan charter service, Manan Air Services Inc. and the estate of a deceased pilot, in relation to a plane crash that claimed the life of a pilot and paramedic.
The lawsuit claims Manan Air Services Inc. and the captain of the flight were negligent.
Court documents show the lawsuit was filed on Aug. 12, on behalf of the estate of William Dwight Mallock. William (Billy) Mallock, 60, was the paramedic who died in the crash of a Piper PA-31 aircraft along with pilot and co-owner of the flight company, Klaus Sonnenberg.
Documents claim the captain of the airplane, Sonnenberg, commenced flight with a single headset onboard, and the flight took place in weather that obscured visual references needed for landing.
The fatal plane crash took place in an open field next to the airstrip where the plane should have landed in the early hours of Aug. 16, 2014. Both Sonnenberg and Mallock were residents of Grand Manan.
Paramedic William "Billy" Mallock killed in the 2014 crash. (CBC)
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...
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...
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,...