Holyrood NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Kathleen Rose nee GushueWednesday, August 02, 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 08, 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 07, 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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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 ...
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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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...