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Country Haven Funeral Home

167 Country Rd
Corner Brook, NL A2H 4M5

Fillatre's Funeral Home

4 St Marks Ave,
Corner Brook, NL A2H 7H7
(709) 634-0077

Corner Brook NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The Telegram

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dwayne Parsons will find out some time in the next three weeks whether the City of Corner Brook erred in denying him a permit to build a crematorium. Parsons owns and operates Country Haven Funeral Home on Country Road in Corner Brook. In the summer of 2017, he was confident there would be little objection to his application to the city for an expansion that would add a crematorium at the funeral home premises. Related stories: Corner Brook council turns down application for crematorium on Country Road Tied Corner Brook city council vote puts Country Haven's crematorium plans on hold Deer Lake crematorium appeal postponed Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium Deer Lake resident files appeal of council decision on crematorium location approval Despite City of Corner Brook staff recommending council approve Country Haven's application, the first time it was voted on resulted in a 3-3 tie. Charles Pender, who was mayor at the time, abstained from voting because his home was in the same neighbourhood as Country...
https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/regional-appeal-board-deliberating-corner-brook-city-councils-denial-of-country-haven-crematorium-plans-243371/

Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home - The Western Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The funeral home is owned by Coun. David Parsons, who had applied to council for the expansion of his business prior to the municipal election in September.Related stories:Corner Brook council turns down application for crematorium on Country RoadStephenville funeral home says crematorium smoke is not from human remainsParsons was exempted from any discussion or voting on the issue by council after declaring he would be in a conflict of interest to do so.There was one dissenting vote among the six town councillors who decided on the crematorium issue. Coun. Mike Goosney said he felt he never had enough information about emissions to give his support.The approval comes on the heels of the City of Corner Brook recently declining an application for a crematorium in the city because of concerns over emissions in the proposed location, which included nearby residences. There was also some recent concern raised about emissions from the crematorium located in Stephenville by residents living near that facility.Parsons Funeral Home is located near residences, schools and other businesses, but Mayor Dean Ball said the town did its due diligence before voting to approve the permit.“For us to turn it down we would have to have had a good reason to do so and we did not have one,” said Ball.The mayor sa...
http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/deer-lake-town-council-approves-crematorium-for-main-street-funeral-home-157122/

Willis Tapper

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jessie Barnes , Fanny Barnes, Margaret Tucker & Betty & Ross Barnes, nephews Gilbert & Paula Allen (Red Deer), Nelson & Alma Cluett (Corner Brook). Special friend Jeannie Mitchell (Dennis deceased)Kansas City, USA and other relatives and friends. Visitation in the James J. Hickey Memorial Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Tuesday & Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1 pm from St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Topsail. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Topsail. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Old Church Upkeep Fund or the Cemetery Upkeep Fund. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
http://www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2908426/Tapper-Willis/service-details.php

'Why didn't he have a helmet on?' Cab driver shaken by deadly crash at Humber Valley Resort - CBC.ca

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pollard died from his injuries Sunday at noon at Western Memorial Regional hospital in Corner Brook.'No helmet to be seen, no gloves, no suit, nothing. They were in jeans and a sweat shirt.'- Joe Vokey, first to arrive at accident scenePolice said a 26-year-old man who was a passenger on the snowmobile, and one person from the taxi, a Birchy Cab van, were also sent to hospital with injuries.Vokey said the collision happened at the beginning of the bridge when the van was attempting to enter the resort. When he approached the scene, he heard the van driver say 'Where the f--- did he [the snowmobiler] come from?' No helmetsVokey said the van was pushed up against the bridge railing, so close to the rail, four unharmed passengers had to climb out on the opposite side. What surprised him most was how the pair on the snowmobile were dressed."No helmet to be seen, no gloves, no suit, nothing. They were in jeans and a sweat shirt. That's what blew me out of the water, especially on a big machine like that. It was a brand new machine. Why didn't he have helmet on? If he did have one on it would have been a different outcome," Vokey said. RCMP are still investigating the crash and do not know if alcohol was a factor. (CBC news )Once he knew help was on the way, he helped move the snowmobile to the side of the bridge and headed back to Corner Brook. "I was shaken. When I got home and situated, I called RCMP in here. They came at 5 o'clock and I gave a statement. I was that tired and shook up … I couldn't do nothing. There was nothing I could do," Vokey said. Friends and family of Justyn Pollard told CBC News he was on the west coast for a snowboarding trip to Marble Mountain.RCMP told CBC the investigation into what happened is still in its early stages, but snowmobiling is not allowed on the bridge to Humber Valley Resort.It's not clear if alcohol played a role in the collision. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/justyn-pollard-dies-snowmobile-crash-head-on-taxi-1.3991199

George Yates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Land Surveyor and was commissioned in 1951. While working for CN Rail, he was sent to Newfoundland to survey the railway. It was there he met 18 year-old Catherine Cossitt at a dance in Corner Brook while she was home from university for the summer. When Catherine is asked what attracted her to George, she is always quick to reply, “he was gorgeous and he was the only one there taller than me”. George enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an Ontario Land Surveyor. He was a partner with his brother Don at Yates & Yates Ontario Land Surveyors and PhotoMap Air Surveys. George, while modest, accomplished much; trustee and chair of two school boards in the 1960’s, chair of the Unionville Home Society Foundation and appointment to the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS). When George retired in 1997, he started his second career providing back up emergency child care for his grandchildren, a task he handled with massive amounts of both love and patience. George was a born and bred Torontonian. That, combined with his long career as an OLS meant that he knew every street from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe. He couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone he went to school with, did a survey for, or was related to. He was a long-time member of the Albany Club and the Fitness Institute. He was actively involved in politics and was a dedicated Progressive Conservative (of the Red Tory variety) which led to many lively discussions with his some of his more left-leaning children and grandchildren. George was a devoted Catholic and a long-time parishioner of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Thornhill. George loved Ray Charles and Oscar Peterson, beautiful clothes, red wine, Starbucks coffee, corned beef from the Centre Street Deli, extra old cheddar cheese, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Blue Jays (and much to his chagrin) the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a natural athlete, and continued his daily runs well into his late 70’s. He taught all of his kids, at a very young age, to both swim and play poker (which worked out pretty well) and tried desperately to teach those same kids math (which didn’t work out so well). He was a stone-skipper extraordinaire. You could put him anywhere in the world and he could tell you where due North was. George was the definition of a decent man, generous, fair, honest and courteous. He was both gracious and graceful and always, always looked like a million bucks. Visitation will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Thornhill on Saturday,...
http://www.dixongarland.com/book-of-memories/2827887/Yates-George/service-details.php

Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The Telegram

Saturday, 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...
https://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/regional-appeal-board-deliberating-corner-brook-city-councils-denial-of-country-haven-crematorium-plans-243371/

2 N.L. funeral homes with suspended licences still offer prepaid services to new clients - CBC.ca

Saturday, 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...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-funeral-homes-suspended-licences-1.4641701

Regional appeal board reverses Deer Lake town council's decision to approve crematorium - The Western Star

Saturday, 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...
https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/regional-appeal-board-reverses-deer-lake-town-councils-decision-to-approve-crematorium-287974/