Sackville NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Nova Scotia funeral home to soon start selling alcohol during visitations - Nova News NowFriday, January 6, 2017
For now, only the Main Street location will be licensed, but Hooftman says he has a meeting with the board Wednesday to discuss licences for the company’s other two locations – in Sackville and Halifax.
Hooftman sees little risk for the board in giving Atlantic Funeral Homes a licence; he says his employees will be well trained, and because people will only be there for a few hours, it’s not likely that someone will abuse alcohol.
“If a family member does have too much to drink, we have a fleet full of limousines … we can drive people home,” he said.
Hooftman stresses the practice will be considered on a case-to-case basis, but he envisions, “At one time, if it’s meaningful and appropriate to the family, that we could have a bar set up across the hall during their visitation.”
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Man testifies he saw Toronto pastor perform sex act on friend - MetroNews CanadaThursday, November 17, 2016
The purported events simply did not take place. I will fight, with all that I have, these accusations.''According to the "Support Brent'' website, Hawkes attended Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., and later moved to the Annapolis Valley from 1973 to 1976.Hawkes, originally from Bath, N.B., has been the senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for 38 years. Considered one of the spiritual leaders of Toronto's gay community, he is also known as a vocal proponent of same-sex marriage, and in 2007 was appointed to the Order of Canada.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Alex Colville: A gracious giant of the art world - Kings County Register/AdvertiserThursday, November 10, 2016
Bergen-Belsen death camp. After experiencing war first hand, he once said, “you were grateful at the end of the day to have sheets.”
Later, he returned to teach at Mount A. in Sackville, N.B., where the couple raised four children. Colville said he finished his first good painting in 1950. Thirteen years later, he decided to stop teaching and paint full time.
Colville’s work was exhibited at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 1962 and he was commissioned to design commemorative coins for the centennial of Confederation in 1967.
In the early 1970s, the family moved to Rhoda’s hometown of Wolfville, where she cared for her elderly mother and Alex continued his work.
His prints and paintings are included in major art collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que.
He was a member of the Order of Canada. In 2003, Colville was awarded the Governor General’s Visual Arts Award for lifetime achievement.
In 2010, his painting Man on Verandah sold at auction for over $1.1 million - the highest price one of his works has received to date.
Alex served as chancellor of Acadia University for ten years.
“I met the Colvilles shortly after they moved to Wolfville in 1973 and ended up forming a lifelong friendship with these two remarkable people,” James Perkin, a past university president and author of 1995 book on Colville - Ordinary Magic, said after Alex’s death last week.
“Alex was very generous with his time while Chancellor and often met with students who sought him out for his wisdom and guidance. He was a very straightforward speaker with an ability to say very little, but to cut directly to the heart of any matter."
Read more memories of Alex Colville here and here.
Alex Colville’s funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., July 24 in Acadia’s Manning Memorial Chapel.
An extraordinary couple
Alex and Rhoda, who died late last year, are remembered fondly by many in Wolfville.
She was his muse for seven decades and often his model – Rhoda is depicted in a canoe, walking dogs, riding a bike and peeking into an oven. There is even an image of her loading groceries into a car in front of the Wolfville post office.
Rhoda was known for her kindness, as well as her good humour. Once, amidst a neighbourhood furor, she spoke out in favour of a L’Arche Homefires group home across from her home. In a letter to this newspaper, she wrote, “people have been nice to me all my life and I think we should be nice to each other.”
The tragic deaths of her father, Charles Wright, brother, Graham, sister Jean, a grandfather and an aunt that occurred when she was nine, was a watershed in her life. The family group was killed when a train hit their car at a level crossing in Falmouth.
Rhoda was a gifted artist in her own right. Her witty poetry was popular with family and friends and, in 2005, she published a booklet of poems - Rhymes for Alex.
When asked how she felt about being a nude model for her husband, she would speak of going into the grocery store in Wolfville, knowing that everyone there h...
The Irvings' media monopoly and its consequences - National ObserverFriday, August 12, 2016
We are in a pretty bad state when it comes to media diversity, particularly when there is a big issue – that’s when we see it most,” says Erin Steuter, a sociologist at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, who’s studied the Irvings’ media holdings. “They have a bit of a stranglehold and it's causing problems in our communities.”
Screenshot of Erin Steuter in video speaking about media ownership in New Brunswick
Indeed, many of the controversial issues roiling New Brunswick inevitably involve the Irvings – directly or indirectly. And not surprisingly, experts like Steuter find their newspapers take editorial positions mostly supportive of the Irvings’ business interests. Or, when internal issues within the family happen, she maintains, “it’s not covered at all, and there is a big cone of silence around that.”
Take, for instance, what happened in November of 2007 when Gordon Pitts, a Globe and Mail business reporter, managed to talk to JK Irving at...
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,...
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...