Mount Pearl NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Mount Pearl man being mourned after pickup truck accident on bridge in Terra Nova - The TelegramSaturday, March 02, 2019
People in Mount Pearl and across the province are still dealing with the shock of the sudden death of the man who died as a result of an accident near Terra Nova over the weekend.
Keith Hendry - whose body was found Monday, a day and a half after the pickup truck he had been in with three others plunged from a wooden bridge into the water of Lake St. John - is being mourned by many who knew and loved him.
The 37-year-old is being remembered as a tireless volunteer, a devoted family man and genuinely nice person.
He was particularly well known in the sports community in Mount Pearl, where he grew up playing hockey and coached minor hockey and minor baseball.
"It's a tough one to take," Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association president Trevor Murphy told The Telegram Tuesday.
"When I heard the news, there was a big knot in my stomach and my heart just sank. We're a close-knit community, so many people will miss him.
"He was good with the kids and he was very well respected. It's a big loss. Our...
Silas BarrowTuesday, May 09, 2017
Abitibi Price. Si is predeceased by his wife Bride and son Russell. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his sons; Ron (Carol) of Grand Falls-Windsor and Butch (Valerie) of Mount Pearl, daughters; Sandra (Gordon) of Carbonear and Vicky (Brian) of Canmore, Alberta. Also leaving to mourn is his sister Louise Byrne, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; good friend Mike O’Reilly, as well as many nieces and nephews along with many loyal friends and customers. Rev. Kim Waite will conduct the funeral service at the Memorial United Church on May 5th, 2017, assisted by Guest Clergy Rev. Wilson Gonese. Interment will be at the Interfaith Cemetery. Pallbearers are Geoffrey Barrow, Jonathan Barrow, Neal Saunders, Jennifer Dawe, Butch Pinsent, and Joe McDonald. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Michael Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes. Flowers gratefully received or donations may be made to the Memorial United Church. Reception to follow at Masonic Lodge, 25 Memorial Avenue Grand Falls-Windsor.
Raymond PitcherFriday, March 17, 2017
Winnie McKenzie and sister in law Iris Pitcher; sons Raymond Griffin (Bernadette) of Grand Falls-Windsor, Dennis Etheridge of Grand Falls-Windsor, William Etheridge (Shirley) of Mount Pearl, Paul Etheridge of St. John’s, David Etheridge of St. John’s, Christopher Etheridge of St. John’s; daughters Bonnie Beresford (Patrick) of Grand Falls-Windsor, and Sister Marie Etheridge. Also leaving to mourn are 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a large circle of nieces and nephews, and his special friends at Kelly’s Corner. Reverend Randy Lockyer will conduct the Funeral Service at Central Funeral Homes Chapel on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes. Reception will be held at the Elks Club following the service. All are welcome to attend.
Victor WrightThursday, January 19, 2017
Mother Phyllis (Jefferies), Grandson Andrew and Son-in-law Des Janes. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his Daughters: Beverly MacQuarrie (Jerry) of Kippen’s, NL, Sharon Downey of Mount Pearl, NL, Judy Lewis (Dave) of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and Diane Janes of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Victor also leaves to mourn his Grandchildren: Peter Walsh (Aletha), Sara Downey (Bryan), Katie Downey, Mark Downey, Stephanie Wood (Darren), Chad Lewis, Kristi Janes-Stone (Jason), Robert Janes (Krista) and eight Great Grandchildren; life-long friends John Keane and Cecil Tiller; special friend Mabel Pearson and her family. Interment will be in St, John’s and will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Michael Goodyear of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences, please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca...
Trudeau attends funeral in Cape Breton - Cape Breton PostFriday, August 12, 2016
Several Liberal MPs also attended the funeral, including Cape Breton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner, Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking and St. John’s South-Mount Pearl MP Seamus O’Regan.
On Twitter Monday afternoon, Gerald Butts described the funeral as a great send-off for his mother.
“Thanks to so many friends & family for coming. She lived a long, full life. May we all be so blessed,” he wrote. “My dad died six years ago today, and today we buried our mom. You don’t get to choose your parents, but man did we luck out.”
In an interview with the Cape Breton Post last year following Trudeau’s election victory, Rita said she was excited for her son, who at that time was one of Trudeau’s key advisers.
"I'm so grateful that he accomplished what he set out to do," she said. “He enjoys what he does, that’s what makes it even that much more special."
Caroline McNeil, a friend of a member of the Butts family, attended Monday’s funeral and said she didn’t know Trudeau was there when she first took her seat in the church, but saw him as he helped a woman to her seat following communion. She said it was nice to see Trudeau there in support of Gerald and the Butts family.
“I thought it was just so sweet,” he said. “Being the prime minister, he thought of his friend and wanted to be here for his friend.”
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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...
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 ...