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 09, 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...
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...