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 02, 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 07, 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...
Grand Falls-Windsor Pays Tribute to Man Known for Keeping Town Clean - VOCMWednesday, March 27, 2019
The Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor is paying tribute to a man who became a fixture in and around the central Newfoundland town.Billy Ballard was a familiar sight, traveling around town with his bike and cart picking up garbage and recycling items.
(Photo by Glen Fewer on Facebook.)
Ballard passed away on Sunday, September 2 at the age of 75.
Mayor Barry Manuel says Ballard made a “significant contribution” to the community. By keeping the town clean and beautiful.
The funeral mass will take place tomorrow morning at 11:00 from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Grand Falls-Windsor.
View the obituary at this link.
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Convicted sex offender Donnie Snook allowed escorted absence from prison - CBC NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Police say Snook, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for abusing boys in two provinces, will be in St. John's, N.L., until Saturday.Correctional Service Canada notified the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of Snook's arrival in St. John's earlier this week, according to Const. James Cadigan."He's only permitted to attend particular locations in the accompaniment of correctional officers and he'll be returned," Cadigan said.Snook's father died Feb. 24. The funeral will be held in St. John's on Friday, according to an obituary.Snook will be held at Her Majesty's Penitentiary, a provincial jail, overnight during his time in St. John's, Cadigan said.In 2013, Snook admitted to 46 sex crimes against children, including sexual assault, making and distributing child pornography, and extortion.'He hurt a whole community'Snook's crimes sparked outrage and shock in Saint John, where he was a popular youth pastor in the south end.For years, Snook ran a hot lunch program for underprivileged children, "deliberately" placing himself "in the positions to abuse young boys and seriously harm the community which supported him," Judge Alfred Brien wrote in Snook's sentencing decision.Snook was paraded through Saint John City Hall by RCMP following his ...
Deer Lake council follows through on appealed decision and formally rejects crematorium application - The Western StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
The opponents protested outside the town hall during several subsequent council meetings.
The decision of council was appealed by residents Kayla Critch and Stephen Brent. In February, the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board conducted a hearing of the appeal and eventually decided to reverse council's decision.
That set the stage for council to revisit the application, which finally made its way to the council agenda this week.
The vote to reject the application was unanimous. Coun. Dave Parsons, who was absent from the public meeting, would not have been permitted to vote if he had been there due to his conflict of interest.
Coun. Myra Spence, whose husband's company could have been considered for work on the crematorium project, was deemed to not be in a conflict of interest and was allowed to vote Monday.
The appeal board had based its decision on the fact a crematorium is not listed as a permitted or a discretionary use within the Town Centre zone in the town's municipal plan.
Mayor Dean Ball said there are likely several undertakings within Town Centre that the municipality has actually approved in the past, but which are not specifically mentioned in the town's plan.
He gave the example of the cannabis outlet that recently opened in the area. It was not listed as a specific discretionary use when it was approved since the sale of cannabis has only recently become legal.
"This is the first time this has happened to us that I'm aware of," said Ball. "There are lots of things not listed as itemized as discretionary use that we've done in the past.
"I guess with this being a bigger issue with a higher profile and closer to people's hearts, the appeal board decided the decision should be reversed."
Ball said the original decision was based on information provided by staff and this discretionary use issue was not foreseen. He said Parsons could always apply again, but the mayor doesn't believe that will happen.
Parsons could not be reached for comment as of deadline Tuesday to see if he still plans to pursue the crematorium. He has said in the past that, despite the rising demand for a crematorium service in the Deer Lake area, it would not be feasible for his business to build one somewhere other than at the funeral home's location on Main Street.
A new municipal plan the town is awaiting approval by the provincial government does specifica...