Shediac NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Jewelry nabbed from Dieppe woman by worker in house - CBC.caTuesday, December 20, 2016
I will have my jewelry back. I know they're somewhere," said DeGrace, for whom the pieces have an important sentimental value.
Meanwhile Codiac RCMP confirm they have arrested a 25-year-old man from Shediac and charged him with theft of property over $5,000.
They said the man, Jamie Clements, who is known to police, has been released with promise to appear in court on Jan. 18.
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Marion ReidWednesday, November 30, 2016
Reid. Marion Ida
It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Marion, in her 82nd year; at Belleville General hospital, on Sunday November 27th 2016. She was born in Shediac NB. The ninth of eleven children of the late Clarence and Nellie Atkinson. Marion is survived by Donald, her husband of over 58 years. Sons David of Toronto, Richard (Brenda) of Ottawa and Robert of Belleville. Also surviving are grandchildren Rebecca, Alec and Liam. Surviving brothers of Roy of Orillia and Lloyd of British Columbia are the last surviving siblings. Marion and Don met in Bagotville QC. while both were in the RCAF and lived in Alberta, France, Saskatchewan and Quebec, before coming to Belleville. In accordance to Marion’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Visitation will be held at JOHN R BUSH FUNERAL HOME 80 Highland Ave. Belleville, ON. K8P 3R4 (613) 968 – 5588 On Thursday December 1st from 7:00pm – 9:00pm with service to follow on Friday December 2nd at 1:00pm. A private family inurnment will take place at the Belleville Cemetery immediately following the service. The family would like to express our Thanks to the VON and PARAMED personnel and to the many...
Colourful, charismatic Mark Lee: Jukebox Jive pioneer leaves legacy in radio - CBC.caWednesday, November 23, 2016
Rush, April Wine, Trooper, and, perhaps most notably, the Beach Boys.
"The Beach Boys thought they were dealing with some east coast country bumpkin," said Kliffer.
"They looked at the size of Shediac, and they thought, 'this guy is crazy.' They took a contract for a low price. But dad knew Maritimers and he orchestrated a media frenzy around that concert," said Kliffer.
Mark Lee, pictured with his son Jody, was a family man, leaving behind his sons Jody, Charles, and Matthew, daughter Chelsea Kliffer, and their mother, Barbara Kliffer. (Submitted by Jody Kliffer)
"The Beach Boys came out on that day in 1989 and looked out at 60,000 people on a beach," said Kliffer, "and if you believe dad's legend, they turned around and fired their road manager for not getting them a cut of ticket sales."
Shediac has been a hotspot for concerts ever since.
"Dad was the only guy doing that in this region at that time," Kliffer said. "And he was a shrewd businessman, he was really clever and a good negotiator."
His oldies show, The Jukebox Jive, which ran after the morning talk show on CFBC from 11 a.m. to noon, remained popular for over a decade.
'Just play the tunes'
Lee was also known for spotting talent and offering opportunities to those starting in the business.
When Brian McLain was living England in the 1980s, he said, it was partly Lee's encouragement that led him to come back to work in Saint John.
"He valued loyalty, and he got loyalty in return," said McLain. "He made coming to work every day fun."
Mark Lee, left, playing a charity hockey tournament with fellow radio broadcasters Donnie Robertson and Tom Young. (Submitted by Jody Kliffer)
What's more, said McLain, "he knew how to program a radio station. He programmed CFBC, and it became number one in the city. I remember there was one ratings period where the station had 40,000 listeners which is just incredible for a city this size."
When Lee left CFBC in 1988 to program K100, McLain said, "that station became number one in the ratings as well."
"He had an ear for radio talent and for music," said McLain. "He'd tell the announcers, 'you don't get paid by the word: just play the tunes!'"
Lee's career in music was exciting and at times lucrative, but the radio, unfortunately, "changed over the years, and not for the better, due to cutbacks," said Brian McLain.
Lee's health, too, declined.
Mark Lee passed away of a heart attack on Saturday, Nov. 19.
"For all the good he did for the community and his family, he was never very good at taking care of himself. Everything the doctors would tell you to do, he pretty much categorically didn't do," said Kliffer.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Kliffer called to see if Lee, a Montreal fan, wanted to watch the Habs play Toronto.
When he didn't respond, they went over. Lee had passed away of a heart attack, just a few days after his 69th birthday.
'A dominating presence' in radio
Lee's charisma helped boost radio and live music in Saint John to a level not previously seen in the 1970s and 1980s.
"He will be remembered as a dominating presence in this industry for almost 4 decades," said McLain. "He started just as an announcer, and rose up the ranks, just from his knowledge of radio."
"There was no one better, and that was recognized by everyone."
Lee's funeral will be held Thursday in Saint John.
Funeral today for Elsie Wayne, former MP and Saint John mayor - CBC - CBC.caThursday, November 10, 2016
Saint John mayor and Progressive Conservative Party MP Elsie Wayne.
Wayne died in her home Tuesday at the age of 84.
Her funeral began at 11 a.m.at RiverCross Church in Saint John.
Wayne was born in Shediac, N.B., on April 20, 1932.
In 1977, she was elected to Saint John council and later became mayor in 1983. Ten years later, Wayne was elected to the House of Commons and served until 2004.
Former PC MP Jean Charest spoke at Wayne's funeral. He recalled in the 1993 federal election when only he and Wayne were elected to the House of Commons to represent the Progressive Conservative Party.
Charest said they both felt "shell shocked" and that they were in charge of a "trainwreck."
He then spoke fondly of his former colleague, noting that she was known in Canada by her first name. This recognition, Charest said, is "quite a compliment" in political life. He added that Wayne had a tireless work ethic and never gave up a fight until the answer was "yes."
Charest said there will never be another person like her.
CBC's Matthew Bingley is in Saint John today covering the funeral.
Jean Charest now delivering the eulogy. "Let me start by 1993..." pic.twitter.com/Z4NmHQShg3
So far Wayne's funeral is a who's who of politics and business. Several former...
Popular Saint John mayor and MP Elsie Wayne dies at 84 - The Globe and MailFriday, September 9, 2016
Saint John.”Born in Shediac, N.B., Elsie (Fairweather) Wayne moved to Saint John at an early age. She was first elected to Saint John common council in 1977 and became the city’s first female mayor in 1983.McKenna said, despite the fact they came from different political backgrounds, he and Wayne worked well together, trying to complete many projects in a short period of time.“Even though sometimes her methods might lack a bit of finesse, nobody could doubt her motivation, it was always in the best interest of Saint John,” McKenna said.In 1993, Wayne and Jean Charest were the only Progressive Conservative MPs to win their seats in the House of Commons. She represented the riding of Saint John until 2004.Trevor Holder was a Tory member of the New Brunswick legislature at the time, and said Wayne was “one of a kind.”“She was a larger-than-life figure. When Elsie walked into a room, you knew that she was there. She had a presence. She had a presence because she connected with people,” he said.“You knew that she was the same person if she was in a boardroom in Toronto, fighting for the interests of Saint John, as she was walking through the City Market. I think that’s what made Elsie special. I think people had a sense that they could reach out and touch her at any time.”Wayne quickly earned a reputation as a fierce combatant on issues she cared about — the City of Saint John, funding for the Canadian Forces and benefits for merchant mariners.She was one of only a handful of Canadian politicians known simply by her first name.“It’s just Elsie,” she once said proudly.In early 2004 she drew criticism for her remarks during debate on same-sex marriage.During a speech, Wayne said she wondered why men would want to appear “dr...
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...