Moncton NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituary: Edgar J. Bourgeois, of East Haven - East Haven, CT PatchSaturday, March 02, 2019
Funeral HomeEdgar J. Bourgeois, of East Haven died just two days after his 73rd. birthday on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife Diane Ferrucci Bourgeois. Edgar was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Ernest and Theresa Doucette Bourgeois on January 27, 1946. He worked for US Airways in customer service for 45 years until finally retiring in 2008. Edgar played guitar in a country band called The Tumbleweeds for many years. He was also an avid sports fan who especially loved his Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He is survived by a son Jack Bourgeois of New Haven, a daughter, Virginia (Thomas) DeMatteo of East Haven, three sisters, Geraldine Legere and Bernice Bourque both of Canada and Francine Lewandowski of PA, three grandchildren, Lauren (Brandon) Piche, Kristen and Marissa DeMatteo, a great grandson, Nolan Piche and two sister-in-laws, Rita Bourgeois and Barbara Paulsen. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Ronald Bourgeois. There will be a Memorial Mass in the Parish of St. Pio of Pietrelcina at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Foxon Rd., Saturday morning at 11 am. Friends may call prior to the mass at East Haven Memorial Longobardi &ndas...
RCMP return to scene of Brady Francis's death as pressure mounts for an arrest - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
More than 40 days have passed since Brady Francis, 22, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Saint-Charles. No charges have been laid.A rally calling for #JusticeforBrady is being held Saturday in Moncton.On Thursday, shortly after 10 p.m., New Brunswick RCMP posted on Twitter that a portion of the road Francis was killed on — St-Charles Sud Road — would be closed "until further notice" to allow police to "continue their investigation" into his death. The road opened back up to traffic early Friday morning."Motorists are advised to take an alternate route," read a tweet from the verified @RCMPNB account.Chemin Saint-Charles Sud is closed between chemin de l’Église and rue Jean-Baptiste until further notice to allow @RCMPNB to continue its investigation into the hit and run death of Brady Francis. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route. 22:12 pm1/2—@RCMPNBThe public is also asked to stay away from the closed section — between chemin de l'Église and rue Jean-Baptiste — "so as not to interfere with the ongoing police investigation."Organizers of the weekend rally are calling for the driver who struck Francis to turn themselves in, or for police to make an arrest.According to Mi'kmaq tradition, "people who take responsibility are given a second chance," said Susan Levi-Peters, former Chief of Elsipogtog First Nation.Susa...
Oscar Maillet - Hartford CourantThursday, April 12, 2018
Oscar was predeceased by a daughter in 2009 Janice of Avon widow of the late William Lonabaugh. He was also predeceased by five brothers: Martin Leondre and Tilmon formerly from Moncton N.B. Canada Alcide formerly of South Windsor CT and Ivan formerly of West Palm Beach FL and three sisters Madeleine Maillet formerly of Dieppe N.B. Canada Rita Richard formerly of Rogersville N.B. Canada and Lea Cormier of Moncton N.B. Oscar also leaves many nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the United States. Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Wednesday April 4th. Funeral will be at 10:30 am on Thursday April 5th at St. Ann Church 289 Arch Road in Avon. Interment will be at St. Ann's Cemetery Avon. In lieu of flowers of flowers donations may be made in his memory to ORTV (Office of Radio & Television) in support of the daily television Mass 15 Peach Orchard Road Prospect Connecticut 06712-1052 or donations in his memory to St. Ann's Church 289 Arch Rd. Avon CT 06001. Please visit Oscar's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.Vincent Funeral Homes120 Albany TurnpikeCanton 06019-2506(860) 693-0251WebsiteLet's block ads! (Why?)...
One last ride: a convoy fit for a beloved tow truck driver - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. 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?)...
Make Salisbury Road safe for cyclists, Moncton man says - CBC.caWednesday, July 05, 2017
A resident who lives on the Salisbury Road in Moncton is concerned over a bike lane that ends abruptly, leaving cyclists on a narrow shoulder with gravel.Henry Phillips says the route is popular with cyclists and he's worried someone could get hurt.The bike lane is also on a blind hill."It's a highway the size of a street, that's the problem," said Phillips. "You make a bicycle lane that goes four or five miles and then it stops on a hill to nothing, you're playing with people's lives."Phillips said once a cyclist heading towards Salisbury leaves the bike lane, they encounter guardrails and an 80 km/h speed limit.Henry Philips says he doesn't want to see anyone hurt when cycling on the Salisbury Road. (Kate Letterick/CBC)He added it's dangerous for motorists, attempting to go around a cyclist."Pretty scary, there's no place for a car to go when the bicycle is there because right behind you is another car doing 80 clicks."Phillips said he's seen a few close calls, and doesn't want to see anything happen down the road. "I have lots...
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...