Botwood NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
What happens is the funeral is paid in full, that price is obviously locked in and money goes into a trust account, and obviously there would be no further payments then."Employees for Botwood, Sunset Memorial and Gordon Woolfrey funeral homes, which are all owned by Terry Green, said they either accept money through an insurance agent, in trust, or a combination of the two, respectively. (Facebook)A Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home employee described the process there."Usually how a pre-arrangement works is somebody pays their funeral - say if somebody pays for their funeral today, then your price is guaranteed," the employee said."Say if you pass away 10 years down the road, and the price of funerals goes up, but you've already paid it now, then it doesn't make a difference. Whatever you pay today is what your funeral will cost then. That's usually how it goes. Money is usually put in trust or into an insurance, whichever way the family would prefer, until the time of passing."When later contacted by CBC News, Terry Green - who owns both funeral homes - declined to comment about prepaid funeral services."I should basically concentrate on what we do best - that's serve families," he told CBC News.Terry Green is the owner of Botwood, Sunset Memorial and Gordon Woolfrey funeral homes. (Terry Green/Facebook)During the undercover investigation, a third funeral home initially said money from new customers would be put into trust, before later saying that information was incorrect.Service NL - the provincial department in charge of the industry - declined to make anyone available for an interview. The department instead responded to questions via email."The funeral homes [with suspended licences] are not permitted to take money in trust," the email stated.5 businesses with suspended prepaid licencesIn total, there are five businesses on the island whose prepaid funeral licences have been suspended.
FALLEN WORKERS: Bridgework in Merritton claims worker - St. Catharines StandardThursday, December 14, 2017
Pollard was the son of Abraham and Lillian (Gillard) Pollard. Few details are known about his early life. He was married in October 1912 to Hannah Mary Adams (born December 1892) at Botwood, in the District of Twillingate, Newfoundland.Hannah (a.k.a. Annie or Anna) was the daughter of Adam and Matilda (Jenkins) Adams. Two children were born as a result of this union, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Matilda.In November 1917, Pollard was certified as a fireman and was living at Reserve Mines in Cape Breton, N.S. At some point after this, the family moved to the Niagara area.The 1921 census showed that the Pollard family lived on Burgar Street in Welland. Matilda Adams, Pollard’s mother-in-law, had remarried to Elkanah Sheppard, a carpenter who lived just one street away on Garner Avenue. Pollard was described in records at that time as being employed as a labourer. He and his family were active members in the Salvation Army, and Pollard served as a colour sergeant.Pollard was eventually hired as an iron worker (bridgeman) by Canadian Bridge Co. On the morning of Sept. 7, 1929, he had reported to work at Bridge No. 5 which was under construction where the old St. David’s Road (now Glendale Avenue) crosses the canal. The newspaper account of the events of that day reported that Pollard and his co-worker, Murdock McArthur, were underneath the bridge, removing scaffolding and handing the planks to the workmen above. At the same time they were responsible for maintaining at a certain height the jacks that were under the bridge.At about 11:20 a.m., Pollard had climbed up onto a narrow lateral brace when he apparently slipped and lost his footing, and plunged headfirst 12...
Gary MoulandFriday, March 17, 2017
Bruce and Rodger. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sisters Louise (Bill) Pinsent of Bishop’s Falls, Susan (Elvis) Hemeon of Ottawa and Verna (Carl) Curtis of Botwood; brother Gerald (Lorraine) Mouland of Ottawa, a large number of nieces and nephews, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Majors Marilyn and Maurice Blackler will conduct the funeral service at Central Funeral Homes Chapel on 45 Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor. Interment will be at the Interfaith Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes.
Vida AntleTuesday, December 20, 2016
NL, Robert Antle (Inger) of Edmonton, AB, Ralph Antle of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Perry Antle of Edmonton, AB; daughters Shirley Edwards, Dale Pelley, Edna (Peg) Gwillim, Kimberly Chayter (Dennis) of Botwood, NL. Also leaving to mourn are her 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Vida was a social lady who dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved reading, knitting, and was involved in a card club until her late eighties. Vida was an animal lover especially for cats. Her personality was full of wit and humor. Her special saying “It is a wonderful thing to be loved by your family”. Reverend Jeff Blackwood will conduct the funeral service at Central Funeral Home, Bishop’s Falls on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the Anglican Cemetery, Bishop’s Falls, NL. Pallbearers are Bill Antle, Albert Antle, Marcus Chayter, Dennis Chayter; honorary pallbearer Darrell Edwards. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences or to listen to this funeral service online, please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca...
Funding cuts threaten James Hornell Boys and Girls Club: director - AdvertiserWednesday, December 7, 2016
In central Newfoundland there are Liberal MHAs – our MHA Al Hawkins, MHA Jerry Dean, representing the Botwood club and Hon. John Haggie, representing Gander,” he says. “I do hope (they) are working behind the scenes to have this senseless decision reversed. The time for standing up and being counted is getting very close. To all ministers with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in their districts, including Hon. Dale Kirby, please put it on all of your calendars to act as pallbearers at our funeral when we close our doors,” he added.Noftle was also appalled to hear Premier Dwight Ball say that there were no cuts to ‘core’ funding. “Under the Conservatives our grant was $37,440. (The premier) just signed a letter – I thought I had won the 6/49 – telling us of all the great things we and other organizations like us do; (then that we) would receive $25,500,” said Noftle. “To add insult to injury, (the premier) had the face to come on NTV News and say no one was cut. Please explain this new math, as it should come from additional money made available in the GTYO funding, not by cutting our grants which have not been increased in ten years!”Noftle noted that the House Speaker Tom Osborne has been talking about increased spending for MHA districts’ allowances because they have not been increased since the MHAs’ constituency-spending scandal and thus an increase might be needed.“Our organization was not involved in any spending scandals, yet (the government’s) answer to us is massive cuts,” Noftle said, “Please tell me what's wrong with this scenario? If government were directly providing the services we in the non-profit sector are providing, their expenses would be 10 times that of ours. There would be no employees working at minimum wages and without benefits, yet we do not complain.”Noftle has some advice for the present government and he says they can afford it because it is free.“In 12 short months, you have lost touch with the people who elected you,” he said.“You are starting to believe your own PR – which we pay for. Failure to (keep in touch with the people) may very well result in your stay on the governing side very short, and the way organizations like ours are being treated, not short enough.“This government was less than truthful on the campaign trail about the direction (it) would take us. This (they) have accomplished in one year. I am afraid to imagine (their) record in three year’s time.”Noftle...
Regional appeal board reverses Deer Lake town council's decision to approve crematorium - The Western StarSaturday, March 2, 2019
Two of those opponents, Stephen Brent and Kayla Critch, appealed council's decision.
The appeal was heard in Deer Lake last week. In its decision released Tuesday, the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board reversed the council's decision to issue a permit. After hearing evidence at the hearing, the board found that a crematorium is not listed as a discretionary use within the town centre zone in which the funeral home is located and the town didn't exercise its authority appropriately in issuing the permit.
A funeral home is listed as a permitted use in the zone, but a crematorium is not mentioned specifically.
The town must now reconsider the application from Parsons Funeral Home in accordance with its current municipal plan, regulations and any other applicable legislation.
"It's too bad," Parsons said Wednesday. "There are people around town who do support this, but they just don't want to come out and say it publicly because of the way some of the people against it have been getting on."
The Town of Deer Lake recently submitted a new draft municipal plan to the provincial government for approval. In it, there are specific mentions that crematoriums will not be permitted anywhere in the town centre or in the commercial general zones.
The plan does allow for crematoriums to be discretionary uses in either the industrial general zone or the commercial-light industrial zone.
The plan also stipulates that a crematorium will not be located closer than a distance of 100 metres from the boundary of any other zone, except the environmental protection, commercial-light industrial, airport, utility, highway corridor, and rural zones.
It also states that applications for crematoriums must be made separately from applications for new funeral homes.
Parsons said it's not really feasible for his business to purchase land in the town's industrial park and hopes to still find a way to expand his Main Street location to include the crematorium.
He noted it was interesting the appeal board did not fault the town's consideration of the environmental and esthetic concerns brought forth by the crematorium's opponents. He...
Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The TelegramSaturday, March 2, 2019
Coun. Bernd Staeben, who had initially voted in support of the request, had a change of heart.
Parsons appealed the decision and a hearing was held by the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board in Deer Lake Thursday morning.
The appeal board's mandate is not to determine the merit of Country Haven's application. Rather, it must determine if city council abided by the proper rules and regulations in considering its decision.
Board chairperson Lloyd Walters asked if the city had provided a specific reason why the application had been rejected.
Lori Lee Sharpe, the city's solicitor, noted that city staff must cite a specific reason if its recommendation to council is to refuse an application. In this case, staff's recommendation had been to approve it, but the final decision was still left to city council's discretion.
Sharpe said each member of council voted according to their own consciences and the resulting decision did not legally require providing a justification of each council member's reasons for voting how they did.
The board was also told each council member, before they cast their votes, had access to both feedback received from a public notice about the crematorium proposal advertised in The Western Star and the results of surveys sent to 150 households in the area immediately around the funeral home.
There was also some discussion about whether the city correctly treated the crematorium as a discretionary use for the funeral home or if it should have been treated as an accessory use. Sharpe said, either way, the process would have resulted in city council voting according to their own consciences.
Parsons told the board that a story published by The Western Star three days before council's second vote may have been a factor in swaying council's vote. In that story, a woman living near a crematorium in Stephenville, complained about the emissions coming from the facility.
The owner of the Stephenville crematorium refuted what the woman was claiming. Likewise, Parsons contends the emissions from the controlled burning of a state-of-the-art crematorium is safer than a backyard barbecue.
Parsons also told the board he was asked by the city to hold a public forum with his funeral home's neighbours just days before the vote took place. He said that was an impractical request, given such short notice and it would have had to be held on a weekend.
Parsons does want to hold a public forum and will if he gets another chance to add the c...
2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
Two Newfoundland funeral homes that had their licences for prepaid funerals suspended two years ago still appear to be accepting money from new clients for these services.An undercover CBC News investigation has found that Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor said it would take money in trust for prepaid services, while Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home in Lewisporte said it would accept money in trust or through insurance.A Sunset Memorial employee explained how it works over the phone."What happens is obviously a person would come in and select the funeral of their choice, the services and things like that," the employee said."And what happens is then, basically you have a couple of different options in regards with the payments, that sort of thing. What happens is the funeral is paid in full, that price is obviously locked in and money goes into a trust account, and obviously there would be no further payments then."Employees for Botwood, Sunset Memorial and Gordon Woolfrey fu...