Salisbury NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
A pioneering WWII vet died alone. But she’ll get a hero’s farewell. - Charlotte ObserverSaturday, March 02, 2019
She asked whether Powles Staton, which specializes in services for veterans, could help. Roakes and his colleague in a family-owned business, Andrea Lefko of Carolina Cremation in Salisbury, went to work.
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Dupre raised a stepson, but he couldn't be located at her death, they learned. Neither could a sister who was also in her 90s.
Dupre grew up in Pennsylvania and joined the War Department as a clerk and typist when war broke out, according to a 2008 Observer article on Dupre. She later joined what would become the Women's Army Corps, and her battalion became the only all-black unit deployed to Europe in World War II.
The U.S. military was still segregated at that point, and black WACs were not supposed to be sent overseas. But the mail in Europe was piling up, so the Army deployed 800 women, many of them hand-picked for the assignment.
They were, the battalion's commander later recalled according to a Defense Department history, "the best WAC unit ever sent into a foreign theater. … The eyes of the public would be upon...
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 r...
Richard J. Turpin, 84, Paramus Resident - Paramus Daily VoiceTuesday, April 04, 2017
Annunciation Parish and the Holy Name Society.
Turpin is survived by his wife, Eileen (Brick) Turpin; son Timothy; siblings Betty Coffee of Forked River, Dr. Stephen Turpin of Salisbury, North Carolina, and Edward Turpin of Ontario; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, Ellen and Verno Turpin, and siblings Josephine Giddy, Monnie Edwards, Maude Diamond, and Aloysius, William and Thomas Turpin.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the
Vander Plaat Memorial Home,
113 South Farview Ave., in Paramus. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. mass at the Church of the Annunciation, 50 West Midland Ave., in Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, you can make memorial donations to Sisters of Charity of New York, Mount St. Vincent Convent,
by clicking here,
or by mail to 6301 Riverdale Ave., Bronx, NY, 10471.
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Ken Applegate, 1940-2016 - Columbia Daily TribuneFriday, September 30, 2016
Sunday, Oct. 2, at the new location of Parker-Millard Funeral Service, 12 E. Ash St. A private graveside service will take place at a later date at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Salisbury.
Ken was born Jan. 2, 1940, to Charles and Dorothy (Davis) Applegate in Neptune, N.J.
Ken graduated from Michigan State University, where he served as President to the Les Gourmet Club and worked at Win Schuler’s Restaurants in Marshall and Grand Haven, Mich. Ken’s expertise led him to Kansas City to work for Gilbert Robinson. He operated their commissary, which supplied five restaurants in the Kansas City area and was placed in charge of running their Top of the Towers 30th Floor Dining Facility as well as the Kansas City Downtown Airport Food Service. He later followed his dream to be a general manager and worked for Putsch 210 on the Plaza in Kansas City while working with the famous trio of Jud Putsch, Bruce McMullins and Robert Kenney. In 1970, he became the Food and Beverage director for Tan-Tar-A Resorts and worked with Pano & Paul, restaurateurs of Atlanta, Ga. In 1971, the University of Missouri Student Union brought Ken to Columbia. While managing the cafeteria — which no longer exists — he initiated the first Sunday Night International Dinners, which became famous with the Hawthorn Room.
Ken realized ...
Champion gravity racer Stevie Smith learned to ride on fierce BC trails - The Globe and Mail (subscription)Thursday, August 18, 2016
World Cup circuit – at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que.; Hafjell, Norway; and Leogang, Austria – to claim the UCI (Union Cycliste International) World Cup championship in a narrow margin over Gee Atherton of Salisbury, England. As he streaked across the finish line in the final race, Mr. Smith spun his bicycle in the air before discarding it to pump both fists in the air.At the world championship race later that year at Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Mr. Smith crashed in the first corner before finishing 63rd among 68 competitors.In 2010, Mr. Smith thrilled a hometown crowd – and announced his arrival in the sport – by finishing second in the world championship race in slick conditions at Mont-Sainte-Anne. He had suffered a separated shoulder in practice earlier in the week. The racer finished third in the world championship race in 2012 at Leogang.“I’ve had silver and bronze,” Mr. Smith said after that race, “so hopefully the next one will be gold.”He leaves his girlfriend, Caily Schenkeveld, as well as his mother, Tianna Smith, and a sister, Kara Harrington. He also leaves his grandmother Judi. A celebration of life will be held May 21 at the Vancouver Island Convention Centre in Nanaimo.The day after his death, a legacy fund was launched to assist young athletes. The fund reached its goal of $25,000 in a single day thanks to contributions by more than 200 donors.
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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....
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...