Holyrood NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Kathleen Rose nee GushueWednesday, August 2, 2017
Joe, (Christine), Willie (Marg), Jimmy (Pam), and sister, Mary (Jim), sister-in-law Bernadine, also nieces, nephews and large circle of friends. Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, Holyrood on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2P.M. - 4P.M. and 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. Monday, July 17 from 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. and 7P.M. – 9P.M. Funeral Mass in Assumption Church, Avondale on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment in Assumption Cemetery, Avondale. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donation in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Baccalieu Trail SPCA . To sign the guest book or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
James HickeyWednesday, February 8, 2017
Hickey James Joseph
Passed peacefully away at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Home in the presence of his loving family on Friday, February 3, 2017, of Holyrood, age 79 yrs. Predeceased by his loving wife of fifty years Viola (2013), parents James (1978), Josephine (1997), brothers- in-law Richard Lewis (2014), Greg Barron(2015), Kenneth Tubrett(1994), sister-in-law Geraldine Tubrett (2003). Leaving to mourn his children Leigh Ann (Mike Mulrooney), Jackie (John Foley), Rhoady (Linda Watton), Jamie (Angie Trahey), Andy (Jennifer), precious grandchildren Alyssa, Katelyn, Jenna, Megan, Kate, James, Abby, Emma and Alexa, sister Marcia Lewis, sisters-in-law Margaret Barron, Mary Hickey (Jim), Helen Crawley (Larry), brother in-law Leo (Lois), and friend Cecelia Murray. Also nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Visitation at Hickey’s Funeral Home, Holyrood on Sunday and Monday from 12 pm – 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11 am from Holy Cross Church, Holyrood. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Southside, Holyrood. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the Heart an...
Marion PowerWednesday, December 7, 2016
Passed peacefully away at the Glenbrook Lodge on Friday, December 2, 2016, age 62 yrs, (formerly of Holyrood). Predeceased by her parents: Rose and Ted Power, brothers: Patrick, Bob, David and nephew Ricky. Left with loving memories sister: Sharon Woodford (Bert) and also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Special thank you to Alison’s Manor and Glenbrook Lodge for their compassion and Kindness. Inurnment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holyrood on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
James FureySaturday, October 29, 2016
Passed peacefully away at Tobin’s Guest Home, Holyrood on Friday, October 14, 2016, age 90 yrs of Avondale (formerly of St. Joseph’s, S.M.B.) Leaving to mourn his wife Georgina of 64 years, daughter Carol Furey, grand-daughter Allison Youden (Rodney) great-grandson Riley. Also nieces, nephew, relatives and friends. Special thanks to Tobin’s Guest Home for their kindness and compassion. Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, Holyrood on Monday October 17,2016 from 6:30p.m. -9p.m. Funeral Mass will take place 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from Assumption Church Avondale. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
Sharon BishopSaturday, October 29, 2016
Buckle, Theresa (Jim) Morrissey, Geraldine Buckle (Richard Fewer), Eileen Hynes, Bernice (Richard) Silvester, Joan (Kevin Crossman) and many nephews and nieces.
Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, Holyrood on Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm, Thursday from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Mass to take place on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30 am from S.S. Peter & Paul Church, Hr. Main. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Health and Stroke Foundation. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca
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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...
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...
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...