Minto NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Janette "Etta" AlexanderWednesday, August 02, 2017
Hamilton, Scotland. Etta arrived in Canada in 1958 along
with her husband Ed and settled in Grimsby in 1968. Etta
will be remembered as a long time avid badminton player
and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Etta
dedicated much of her time being involved in her family's
activities and took pride in all of their accomplishments.
She is survived by her husband Ed and three children
Dianne (John), Jan (Chris), and Craig (Cathy),
grandchildren Steven (Ashley), Michael (Nicole), Keaton,
Carissa and Blake, and great-grandchildren Grayson,
Emery and Harper. She was a special lady as she was
blessed with twin grandchildren and twin greatgrandchildren.
To honour Etta's wishes cremation will take
place. A Celebration of Life will be held at
STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11
Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm. Private
interment will follow Thursday, August 3, 2017. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions to McNally House would
be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Jan Magee learned of his induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame hours before passing away - Peterborough ExaminerFriday, June 02, 2017
Mr. Magee excelled in all kinds of sports from baseball to football, bowling and golf but lacrosse is where he made his name. He won two Minto Cups for Peterborough in 1972 and 73; a 1976 Mann Cup with New Westminster; five Ontario box championships; one WLA championship and three Ontario Field championships.He was the first rookie drafted to the new Professional Lacrosse League in 1974 scoring 105 points in his first year with the Rochester Griffins who moved to Long Island in 1975 where he scored 160 points.“The lessons I learned from sport helped in my life challenges,’’ Mr. Magee said, at the time of his induction into the local Hall. “I learned discipline, determination, stamina and skill. Any success I had was due to being part of a team. My teammates were my friends and my parents my role models.’’Funeral arrangements were not immediately firstname.lastname@example.orgLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Remembering Gus Froese - Moose Jaw Times-HeraldTuesday, April 04, 2017
Moose Jaw Honours Award for dedication to art, education and community service (2006).Froese also painted many of Moose Jaw’s murals.Froese’s funeral will be on April 5 at 1 p.m. at Minto United Church.For more on this, including others’ memories of Gus Froese, see the April 1, 2017 print or online edition of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Float plane crash victim lived life to the fullest - Sudbury.comFriday, September 30, 2016
Brian was an excellent athlete, excelling at alpine skiing, badminton, and more recently curling and golfing. Brian and his family enjoyed many happy times at their cottage in Haliburton before he sold it and took part in the building of a new camp at Lake Agnew where he worked and played tirelessly for the past many summers.”
The obituary added that since his retirement four years ago, Hickey enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Uxbridge and at the curling club.
“He will be missed terribly by all who knew him. A full life well led, too soon ended,” the obituary said.
A visitation takes place at Lougheed Funeral Home on Regent Street from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30.
A funeral mass takes place at St. Pius X Church in Lively on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. A celebration of Hickey's life will be held at the Uxbridge Curling Club on Oct. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels programs in Sudbury or Uxbridge (phone 905-852-7445).
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Brian HickeyFriday, September 30, 2016
From the youngest age he loved anything with a motor, and spent long hours tinkering and fixing up motors of all size and description. Brian was an excellent athlete, excelling at alpine skiing, badminton, and more recently curling & golfing. Brian and his family enjoyed many happy times at their cottage in Haliburton before he sold it and took part in the building of a new camp at Lake Agnew where he worked and played tirelessly for the past many summers. Since retiring four years ago, Brian has enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels in his local community of Uxbridge and at the curling club. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him. A full life well led, too soon ended. The families extend a heartfelt thank you to all who helped at Fairbank Lake.
Visitation at Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street at Hazel Street, Sudbury
on Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, Lively on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at the Uxbridge Curling Club on Saturday Oct 15, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels programs in Sudbury or Uxbridge (Community Care at 905 852-7445)...
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....