Miramichi NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral today for Fredericton woman police say was victim of homicide - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Friends and family are paying their respects Friday to Candace (Cree) Stevens, a young Indigenous single mother whose body was discovered Saturday on a rural road southwest of Miramichi.Her funeral will be held in Fredericton, two days after city police issued a statement that her death is being treated as a homicide. Police have not said anything about how she was killed or how long ago. Her remains were found near Route 8 and Route 415 in Upper Derby. 'Wish I could have saved her'Stevens, 31, is being remembered by best friend Teri-Lynn Backs as a 'fighter' who 'pushed herself even when she felt like quitting. She knew she had to keep going for her daughter.' (Submitted)Stevens was born in Saint John on Jan. 20, 1987, to Alexander Stevens and the late Violet Abigosis. As a child, she was placed in foster care.Close friend Teri-Lynn Backs described her as "the strongest person I know," saying the two shared an instant connection."I also grew up in the foster system," Backs said. "That is what bonded us instantly. … I met her through an ex-boyfriend. We were both in very toxic, abusive relationships. She helped [me] esca...
One last ride: a convoy fit for a beloved tow truck driver - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
He was 73. (Bishop's Funeral Home)DeWitt took Dunphy under his wing, allowing him to explore what he could do as a towing operator.Tow truck operators came from Moncton and Miramichi as well to be apart of the convoy.'A hard working guy'For John Carter, an organizer of the convoy and operator at AA towing, said that despite a fierce competition among towing companies in the city, operators will come together for the right reason."For these guys to come together like they did to support the family and give the respect they did was, for making the journey, it was really surprising, I was really happy with the outcome," Carter said.He said the other operators were acknowledging Carter's commitment and his contribution to the towing community.Lloyd Munn, a retired tow truck operator who remembers being called to accidents with DeWitt, holds a photo of both of them out on a job. (Nathalie Sturgeon/CBC )"Bob was a hard-working guy, really hard-working guy, hard to get along with at times but he always done the job," said Carter. "He's always poured out his life [for] the community, he's always been around for people in need."30 years of experienceDiscussion of memories could be heard over the hum of the large trucks, telling stories of DeWitt and his character. Retired tow truck operator Lloyd Munn held up an picture showing him and DeWitt going to an accident when the Jemseg bridge was being built.He said there was an accident between a transport and a car and both he and DeWitt were called to help move the vehicles. The photo shows both Munn and DeWitt arms outstretched and smiles on both their faces.Brian Clarke of Clarke's towing said that DeWitt was there whenever anyone needed him."He was a good friend," he said. "He would do anything for you, so that's why I'm here today."Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Marie AitkenheadThursday, January 19, 2017
Creeden) of Bridgewater, NS; Peter and his wife Lynda (Treanor) of Hammonds Plains, NS; Harold and his wife Christine (Knibbs) of Calgary AB; Charles (Chuck) of Brantford, ON and John Aitkenhead of Miramichi, NB. Cherished Grandmother of seven Grandchildren; Jeffery, Bethany, Crystaleen, Heather, Andrew, Philip and Oliver with five Great Grandchildren.
Friends and Family will be received for a Funeral service and visitation at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home 184 Grand River St N., Paris, on Tuesday January 10 2016 after 12:00 PM. Funeral Service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 PM. Interment Paris Cemetery
Donations may be made to the Brantford Salvation Army in remembrance of Marie. Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519 442 3061...
Funeral for late Miramichi mayor Gerry Cormier set for Friday - CBC.caFriday, August 12, 2016
Adam Lordon, deputy mayor of Miramichi, says Gerry Cormier will be remembered for his positive attitude and his strong leadership during tough economic times. (Kate Letterick/CBC)
The funeral for Miramichi's beloved late mayor Gerry Cormier will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Miramichi.
Cormier, 66, died on Sunday evening in hospital after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.
Born in Bathurst, Cormier spent much of his life in Miramichi where he served as a city councilor from 1995 to 2004 and as mayor since 2008.
?Close friend Susan Butler says she will always remember Cormier's positive attitude.
"It was his infectious smile and his passion for Miramichi. He wasn't born and raised in Miramichi but he was certainly our son," Butler said.
"He could take something that was negative and just turn it around and make something positive out of it and if it was negative he'd say, 'Well we've got to work on that.'"
Susan Butler, a long time friend to Gerry Cormier, says Cormier had a...
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....
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...