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London-area dairy farm worker Carl Gregg remembered as generous family man - London Free Press

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Carl Gregg, whose workplace death is being probed by Ontario’s Labour Ministry, spent his life on the farm.Born in Sussex, N.B., Gregg grew up on his family’s farm in nearby Mount Pisgah.After moving to Ontario as a young man, he worked a handful agriculture jobs, most recently at Wicketthorn Farms on the outskirts of London.Gregg lived less than a kilometre away from the London-area dairy farm, where he’d worked for the last 16 years.The 58 year old was working alone at the Woodhull Road farm last Tuesday when he fell through an opening into a manure pit, according to Ontario’s Labour Ministry, which is now probing Gregg’s death.Longtime friend Michael Appleton remembers the time he needed to return to New Brunswick to attend his grandmother’s funeral.After asking Gregg for help, Appleton said his friend arrived within an hour ready to make the 1,200-kilometre drive.Gregg visited with family — his two sisters live in New Brunswick — while Appleton spent three days with his grieving relatives.“And then he picked me up and drove me all the way back without even a hesitation,” said Appleton.An avid o...
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/02/27/carl-gregg-farm-worker-who-died-on-job-remembered-for-generosity-to-family-friends

Retired Sergeant Lawrence George Reid - Thompson Citizen

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hospital.  Larry was born in Salt Springs, NB on June 9, 1929, is the husband of Diana (Bidwell) Reid and a son of the late Stanley and Jean (Ferguson) Reid. He attended the Agricultural school in Sussex and upon graduation Larry worked for the Sussex Cheese and Butter Company, delivering milk to Bloomfield and other local areas, prior to joining the RCMP in 1952. He began his RCMP career in Cape Breton and received the honour of holding the ribbon at the opening of the Canso Causeway in 1955. Later postings took him to Labrador where he met his wife Diana in 1966. Following postings in Newfoundland, Larry then was posted to Thompson in Northern Manitoba. After retiring from the RCMP Larry worked for CMHC and a local real estate company. Larry was appointed as a Magistrate by the Manitoba Government. In 1997 Larry moved back home to New Brunswick to retire. Hobbies over the years include showing his Labrador Retrievers, curling, card playing and owning standard bred race horse mares and foals. Larry is survived by his wife Diana of 50 years; sons Mark (Nicole) of Kamloops, BC, David (Rachael) of Winnipeg, MB; grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Jonathan, Abby, Finley; brother Gordon (Joyce) and sister-in-law Carolyn Banks (Murray); several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Besides his parents, Larry is also predeceased by his infant sister Dorothy and broth...
http://www.thompsoncitizen.net/obituaries/retired-sergeant-lawrence-george-reid-1.7154708

Nipigon native Joseph DeLaronde rescued injured soldiers to earn medal - The Chronicle Journal

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

While recuperating from a bullet wound to his leg, Joe was helped back to health by an 18-year-old nurse named Daisy Sutton of Eastbourne, Sussex. The Times Journal wrote: “Cupid’s arrow sped swiftly from his bow and pierced the heart of Private Joseph DeLaronde, M. M., of Nipigon, who won the love of a winsome English hospital nurse who tenderly waited upon this stalwart young Indian when he lay wounded.” He wooed her with stories of the “vast spaces of Canada, and the sweep of lake, forest and stream,” using “the courtly grace of his French progenitors and the untamed spirit of the Indian race” to sweep her off her feet. They were quickly married in “an ancient English church.” Joe was offered a commission but turned it down, choosing to remain a private. He was one of many DeLarondes to join the army: his cousin Denis, the first member of the 52nd to enter an enemy trench, was killed in June 1916, and Alex was wounded and sent home, but re-enlisted at the first opportunity. Others included Charles who fought with the 141st and Joseph Jr. who was with the 94th. By late 1917, the newspaper could boast that almost 100 men from First Nations in Northwestern Ontario had enlisted. Joe had been a trapper and guide in his early years but became a mail contractor after moving to Port Arthur following the war. He and Daisy had two young children when, in 1929, Joe contracted pneumonia and died after a month-long battle. He was only 35. Members of the 52nd Old Boys’ Association acted as a guard of honor and as pallbearers at his funeral. He was buried at St. Andrew’s cemetery. Looking Back is written weekly by one of various writers for the Thunder Bay Museum. For further information visit the museum at 425 Donald St. E., or view its website at www.thunderbaymuseum.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/opinion/nipigon-native-joseph-delaronde-rescued-injured-soldiers-to-earn-medal/article_6c91cc56-cb71-11e6-9609-0bc03b0f310c.html

Remembrance Day 2016: what's open and closed in Ottawa - CBC.ca

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Street closures: To accommodate the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial the following streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Rideau and Wellington streets between Sussex and Colonel By Drive and Bank Street. Queen Street between O'Connor and Elgin streets. Elgin Street between Wellington and Albert streets. Metcalfe Street between Wellington and Albert streets. O'Connor Street between Wellington and Queen streets. For street closures in other communities click here. OC Transpo/STO OC Transpo and Para Transpo will operate a regular weekday schedule on Nov. 11 but if it's safe to do so, buses will pull over to the side of the road at 11 a.m. to observe two minutes of silence. The Last Post will be played over the radio of OC Transpo buses. Veterans wearing their uniform or medals can ride OC Transpo and STO for free from Nov. 5 to 11. STO will operate a special schedule on Nov. 11. Staying on schedule No changes to garbage, green bin or recycling collection. City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions apply. On Nov. 11, vehicles with a veteran's licence plate will be allowed to park for free in the parking garage at City Hall. Recreation services and programs will continue on regular schedules. The SITE mobile van will operate from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the OAG Annex at City Hall will be open. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/remembrance-day-closed-2016-1.3841696

Gerald Kolke 1933 - 2016 - Estevan Mercury

Friday, October 28, 2016

Street. This home was where they would remain until long after Gerald retired. In 2003 the decision was made to downsize and downsize they did, joining several good friends and making many more at Sussex Arms, part of the Beefeater group. They lived there happily until the need for daily care came in 2015. It was a blessing to both Gerald and Doreen to find a welcoming and caring group at Hillview Manor. Through the years, Gerald was a stock car racer, a curler, golfer and snowmobile enthusiast. Gerald never hesitated to help family and friends with almost any project. Some of his favourites were the Estevan Fire Department (serving over 40 years) and Estevan Legion (life-member award). Until just recently Gerald and Doreen found time to travel to visit family at least a couple times each year and also went on some memorable vacations (Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, and Australia were their most memorable). Gerald was predeceased by his wife Doreen; parents, Hank and Ella, brother and sister-in-law Loren and Lorraine Kolke, brother and sister-in-law George and Isabelle Storey, sister-in-law Margaret (Vernon) Perkins and parents-in-law, Frank Storey and Clara (Joe) Debienne. He is survived by his son Ken (Eileen) Kolke and grandchildren, Shari Kolke and Ben Kolke; daughter Shelley (Paul) Carroll and grandchildren, Rob Carroll and Brendan Carroll; brother Marvin (Rose) Kolke, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. The Funeral service for Gerald was held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan with Sandy Dalziel officiating. Interment took place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, SK. The lunch reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion, Estevan. In memory of Gerald, memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion - Estevan Branch, 1317—4th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 0X1. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.estevanmercury.ca/classifieds/obituaries/gerald-kolke-1933-2016-1.2374378

Brothers in arms: Ron and Ryan Anderson both survived tours in Afghanistan — but not PTSD - CBC.ca

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/anderson-brothers-ptsd-1.4589733

Oscar Maillet - Hartford Courant

Thursday, 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...
http://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-oscar-maillet-20180403-story.html

Do-it-yourself casket kit adds life to New Brunswick woodworker's business - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, 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,...