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FERGUSON,, Virginia Louise Dawson - Roanoke Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Christmas cards. Jenny Lou loved Budweiser and Hank Williams taken together. After deciding she had enjoyed enough beer for a lifetime, she discovered Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Fortune, Linda and Robin Williams and The Irish Tenors. A voracious reader, a trait learned from her mother who was the Town of Salem Librarian, she took her time reading and rereading passages in a book savoring every word. Left heartbroken by her passing are her husband, Warren; children, Scottie (Bill), and Jeb (Rori) and Sister Betsy who she loved so very much. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Katie and great granddaughters, Scarlett and Kennedy. Other survivors are her sister, Becky, and "favorite cousins" Mary Page Stinnett and John Kyle Shewey, along with a number of other relatives. Left to share in the loss are her dear lifelong, faithful friends, Mary Louise Scarborough and Mary Ed Williams, her friends of 50+ years, Byron and Nancy Yost and just about anybody who was lucky enough to come in contact with her. The family would also like to thank Dr. Souha Khawam for her many years of kind, exceptional care for Jenny Lou. An animal lover, Jenny Lou used to ride her horse, Silver all over Salem in her teen years. Later she and Warren had goats, chickens, a raccoon and the World's neatest Bassett Hounds, Tank and Tinker. If you would care to, I am sure a donation to Angels of Assisi, 415 Campbell Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016 would be appreciated by her. A private memorial in memory of one of God's special people will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.simpsonfuneral.com.#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.roanoke.com/obituaries/ferguson-virginia-louise-dawson/article_e9b64749-1446-52fb-9d17-fb0fe580805f.html

New haunted escape rooms test logic and courage - CBC.ca

Thursday, September 14, 2017

All rooms follow single storylineThe rooms are all connected to the story of the Carthien family, who found misfortune in the house. The goal of each room is not only to escape, but to solve a piece of the mystery to eventually find out what happened to that family.One room is open now with plans of eventually having four rooms, which will solve the Carthien family mystery. There are plans for a fifth room which will allow guests to remedy the haunting of the house. Mitch Bresciani and his family built the Carthien Family story to encompass the entire house. (CBC)"We're trying to build up the suspense and build up the tension and ratchet up the fear factor a little bit as we go along," said Bresciani.'Haunted Hunt' for HalloweenThe Halloween season will be a big one for the Mystery Mansion.Mitch Bresciani has run The Dead Zone, a haunted maze in Regina for the past two years. This year the maze will not open but the Mystery Mansion will take its place, becoming home to a "Haunted Hunt" which will have guests searching for clues to escape the haunted house."It will be a scavenger hunt where we will open up most of the house and have people going through with flashlights and having to solve and find things going through the house," said Bresciani.Mystery Mansion has one escape room open to the public. The cost of the experience is $25 per person.One room is open to the public to solve the death and disappearance of Joseph Carson. (CBC)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-escape-room-haunted-1.4272330

Capital Voices: RCMP commissioner's unforgettable case: 'The murderer sent me a Christmas card' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Pritchard showed up with one of Myles’s direct dealers and put it all together in his head.“Abe Wall was the direct dealer, from Burns Lake, and Abe’s brother was Bill Wall. And Bill Wall had the misfortune of being social with Pritchard. They would hunt longhorn sheep together, and in fact, if Pritchard was good at anything other than killing people and ripping off drugs, it was hunting.“Bill and Dave were tight, and they went out to visit Abe. Pot came up in conversation and they went out to Myles’s farm to meet Myles, and Dave put it all together.“So one day in 1995, Myles’s brother, who lives on Vancouver Island, died. So Myles had to go to the funeral. Now Myles’s wife, Pirkko Skolos, who was loved by all the people in the community, stayed at home when Myles went off to his brother’s funeral. And when he comes back, his wife is gone. She’s just gone.“There’d been a snowstorm and he sees tracks leading out to the woods where their stash of pot is kept, and tracks coming back to the ATV, and that’s it. So he calls the police.“So Myles gives us the whole story EXCEPT for what was out there. He says ‘I deal pot,’ but he’s not giving up who his sub-dealers were.“I tried to impress upon him, ‘Somebody knew that this pot was here and how it arrived.’ So over the next couple of days he starts to give it up, because he gets the consent of all these people and because I’m persuasive in saying I’m not interested in the pot dealing. So I meet his grower, who had a distinctive way of packaging his dope and putting it in trunks with this meticulous wrapping and bags. There were two trunks at the Skolos farm. One was gone and one was empty, with all the wrapping all thrown around the stash site. But no body and no blood.“So the only path to figure out who did it was through his sub-dealers. And that’s how we get to know Abe Wall. And Abe talked about having been to the farm in the summer with his brother Bill and this crazy guy named Dave.“So I interviewed Dave, an exploratory interview. Meanwhile, my partner interviews this other woman, Kim McCarthy, who we find out is Dave’s girlfriend.“I’m interviewing Dave in what we call a non-custodial interview. I’m being very systematic, because he’s not quite a suspect, but he’s a person of interest. So we start having a little talk, and I realize ‘Oh, I’m into something big here with this guy,’ to the point where I shift gears and I go accusatory, thinking that somehow I’m going to persuade him to tell me about it because it’s quite clear to me that this is the guy. And at one point when I’m accusing him, he gets so mad he gets...
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/capital-voices-the-murderer-sent-me-a-christmas-card

Beloved matriarch of the Thomson family - The Globe and Mail

Friday, June 02, 2017

All three of the Thomsons’ children were born in Toronto, David in 1957, Taylor in 1959 and Peter in 1965.Family life changed in the mid-1960s, after Mrs. Thomson’s father-in-law made a fortune in North Sea oil, was granted a hereditary peerage and acquired The Times of London. By then, he was ready to retire, or at least to slow down, and so his son, Ken, moved to London with his family to run the British operations.“I think it will be quite a challenge living on this side,” Mrs. Thomson told a Globe correspondent in London in October, 1966, while on a house-hunting trip for her family. “Social life in Canada, as you know, is very informal and I imagine it will be much different here,” she said. “Of course, we are looking forward to visiting Europe. I think it will be very exciting.”After Roy Thomson’s death from a stroke in 1976, Ken Thomson began shifting the focus of the Thomson empire to North America. Back in Toronto, Mrs. Thomson did not take an active role in running the media conglomerate, which her husband expanded and transformed, but she shared her husband’s love of dogs, supported his fascination with visual arts and collecting and was his stalwart companion.David Binet, CEO of Woodbridge, the Thomson family holding company, recalled how Mrs. Thomson sparkled at social events. “She always seemed to be in a Chanel suit, and looked stunning even into her 80s,” he said.When Mr. Thomson died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006, she handled the loss of her husband, after 50 years of marriage, with “grace and dignity,” according to her long-time friend Gwen Whittall.By then, Mrs. Thomson was already suffering memory lapses, Ms. Whittall said. Mrs. Thomson had “the most dazzling smile and was a warm, affectionate, supportive and loyal friend,” she added.Susan Doherty Hannaford met Mrs. Thomson in 2005 when both were members of the RCM’s board. The two women shared a love of music and art and worked together on fundraisers including a gala for the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.Mrs. Thomson was no longer driving, so Ms. Doherty Hannaford was behind the wheel for theatrical excursions to the Stratford Festival and escapades to music halls and...

Willis Tapper

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tapper, Willis Henry in his 93 year passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences surrounded by family. He was a long time resident of Topsail formerly of Frenchman’s Cove, Fortune Bay. Predeceased by wife Jean (2010), brother Leslie & sister-law Margaret, sisters Ethel Allen & brother-in-law Douglas,Laura Cluett & brother-in-law Gar, brothers –in law Arthur Barnes, Cecil Barnes, Harold Tucker. Leaving to mourn daughters Joan & Gary Szangulies, Linda Corker (Edmonton), Patricia & Paul Badcock (Stoney Plain), grandsons Kirk & Debbie (Fort McMurray), David & Karen (Fort McMurray), granddaughters Stephanie & Greg Greeley (Foxtrap), Kim & Blair Kosakewich (Edmonton), 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law 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 fro...
http://www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2908426/Tapper-Willis/service-details.php

Deer Lake council follows through on appealed decision and formally rejects crematorium application - The Western Star

Wednesday, 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...
https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/deer-lake-council-follows-through-on-appealed-decision-and-formally-rejects-crematorium-application-295364/

Convicted sex offender Donnie Snook allowed escorted absence from prison - CBC News

Wednesday, 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 ...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/snook-temporary-absence-1.5037098

Grand Falls-Windsor Pays Tribute to Man Known for Keeping Town Clean - VOCM

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://vocm.com/news/grand-falls-windsor-pays-tribute-to-man-known-for-keeping-town-clean/