Peel NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Montreal fugitive Joseph Pallotta, 38.Deabaitua-Schulde was shot dead shortly before noon on Monday outside a gym in Mississauga at 700 Dundas St. E., near Cawthra Road.Peel Regional Police chief Chris McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous.Peel Regional Police announced on Thursday that they have arrested two Montreal men and that Pallotta is their third suspect.None of the three suspects are members of biker gangs but they are linked to organized crime, Peel Regional Police acting Supt. Martin Ottaway said at a press conference on Thursday.Marckens Vilme, 28, of Montreal was also charged with first-degree murder for Deabaitua-Schulde’s death, Peel Regional police announced on Thursday.Article Continued BelowVilme has a lengthy criminal record that shows a long-standing association with a Montreal street gang called the Ruffriders, and connections to Quebec Hells Angels.The Ruffriders are considered by police to be associated with a larger Montreal street gang called les bleus, who in turn are close to the Quebec Hells Angels.Vilme’s record includes convictions for violence and drug trafficking in Pierrefonds and in the west part of Montreal island.Vilme was sentenced to 21 months in jail for drug trafficking in June 2011 and eight months for conspiracy and extortion in February 2014.He also has an outstanding assault charge in Laval.A third suspect Brandon Reyes, 24, of Montreal, was charged on Wednesday night with accessory after the fact.Peel Regional Police had earlier identified him as Jonathan Martinez-Reyes, 26, before issuing a clarification Friday afternoon. Deabaitua-Schulde was a member of the Niagara Region charter of the Hells Angels. One of his fellow Niagara Region members has been seen in Montreal several times recently, according to a Quebec source.Peel police recovered a burned blue Honda Civic at the corner of Rymal Road and Tomken Road shortly after the murder on Monday.Peter Edwards is a Toronto-based reporter primarily covering crime. Reach him by email at email@example.comTOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX.div class="banner-inner-content_...
What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Canadian Hearing Society and his brother-in-law was working for LifeLabs and the Ontario government.
Ashka and Anushka were both students in the Peel District School Board.
Manant said the girls were "brilliant in academics." He said that Ashka was a talented singer while Anushka excelled at traditional Indian dance and computers.
He said that his parents were very healthy and always "taking care of me and the kids."
Special education teacher Dawn Tanner
Dawn Tanner was the head of the special education department at Hagersville Secondary School in Hagersville, Ont., according to a statement from the Grand Erie District School Board.
The school board says Tanner joined the school in 2005 as a learning resource teacher and had aspirations of one day becoming a principal.
"We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Dawn's family, her friends and everyone connected to this tragic loss," the school board wrote in the statement.
Flags at the school were flown at half-mast on Tuesday in Tanner's honour.
Cody French, Tanner's son, wrote on Facebook that his mother was "the strongest woman I have known."
"My mother was an extraordinary woman who had a positive impact on numerous individuals but none more than my brother and I," he wrote in the post.
Jennifer Joseph, whose daughter was one Tanner's students, told CTV Kitchener that Tanner always went out of her way to help.
"She had my daughter's interests at heart," she said. "From what I saw, she was a very good teacher."
Tanner also worked part-time as a homework helper at the Six Nations Polytechnic Homework Support Centre in Brantford, Ont.
Micah John Messent, B.C. government employee
Messent was a member of the Red River Metis Nation and the youngest of five siblings in a family from Courtenay, B.C.
The First Nations Leadership Council said that Messent graduated from Vancouver Island University and was planning to study law.
In the meantime, he was working for the B.C. government in Indigenous relations and spent his spare time sailing, according to the FNLC.
Monica Phung, who knew Messent, called him energetic, enthusiastic, smart and driven. "He is so accomplished," she said.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of BC Parks employee and recent Indigenous Youth Intern Micah Messent," B.C. Premier John Horgan said in a statement Monday. "Mica...
Regimental funeral to be held Aug. 18 for 2 Fredericton officers killed in shooting - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Queen St., starting 10 a.m. Monday.In Saint John, books of condolences will be available at 1 Peel Plaza, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., also starting Monday."We invite any member of the community who would like to express their sympathies and condolences to visit the station," Saint John interim police Chief Bruce Connell said in a statement.The books will be presented to the families of Costello and Burns on behalf of the Saint John force and citizens of the Greater Saint John area on the day of the funeral, he said.Chief Leanne Fitch, pictured on the right, issued a statement Sunday extending 'sincere thanks' on behalf of the force for the public's support. (Wildinette Paul/Radio-Canada)Costello, a 20-year veteran, worked on various teams throughout his career. He leaves behind his partner and four children.Burns, who had only been on the force for two years and served as auxiliary for two years prior, leaves behind her husband and three children.Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, is in custody and faces four counts of first-degree murder.He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Police arrest two men, searching for third in daylight killing of Hells Angels biker at Mississauga plaza - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Region arm of the Hells Angels, who have about 550 members nationwide.He had been working out at the Huf Gym at the busy plaza at 700 Dundas St. E. near Cawthra Road the morning of the murder, Peel Regional Police acting Supt. Martin Ottaway told a press conference.“It’s an example of the reckless disregard for public safety that criminals have,” chief Chris McCord said.McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Martins Vilme, 28, and Jonathan Martinez-Reyes, 27, were arrested on Wednesday night in Montreal on charges of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact, respectively.The suspects are believed to be associated to organized crime but are not members of any outlaw motorcycle gang, Ottaway said.Joseph Pallotta, 38, of Montreal’s St. Leonard district, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder.Deabaitua-Schulde was close to a senior Hells Angel member from London, Ont., who moved to the Niagara Region to bolster its strength, multiple sources told The Star.“He was known to police,” Ottaway said of Deabaitua-Schulde.A source told the Star that one of Deabaitua-Schulde’s close contacts from the Niagara Region Hells Angels charter has visited Montreal several times recently.Deabaitua-Schulde was a gym member and had worked out in the gym at the plaza that morning, Ottaway said.Deabaitua-Schulde was bleeding heavily when officers arrived in droves after 911 calls reporting the shooting shortly before 1...
Candlelight vigil held for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar in Brampton - CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Garden Square, members of the community remembered Grade 5 student Riya Rajkumar, who was tragically killed on Valentine's Day.
Speaking in front of the crowd at the event, Interim Peel Regional Police Chief Chris McCord read a statement on behalf of Riya's mother, Priya Ramdin.
"She was a social butterfly who loved to spend time with family and friends. She was a great dancer and singer. She loved Drake and could beat anyone at a card game of speed. She touched a lot of lives with her laughter and contagious big smile. It breaks my heart to know I will no longer be seeing that smile, hearing her voice and knowing I will never have her in my arms again," Ramdin's statement read.
"I can't believe that she is no longer here with me. I remember our last moments on her birthday Feb. 14. Earlier that day we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red. She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter would not return back to me."
In her statement, Ramdin said Riya wanted to become a doctor, drive a Lamborghini, and own a mansion.
Attendees of the vigil voiced their support for Riya's mother and shared their condolences.
"Honestly my heart is just broken. It was absolutely just horrible what happened to her. I feel for her mother, as a mother myself I could not imagine what she is going through," an attendee of the vigil told CP24.
"Every time I see a post about her online my eyes tear up and I hug my son because it's just heartbreaking. I just want her mother to know that the community is here to support her. I just wanted to be here to honour this little girl."
Peel Regional Police launched an investiga...
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....
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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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...