Placentia NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Mary EdwardsTuesday, May 9, 2017
She studied piano to a high level, achieving her Higher Local in the Trinity College of Music Piano Examinations, an accomplishment in which she took great pride. Summers were spent in Placentia, the birthplace of her parents, Stan and Hilda.
After high school, Mary worked as a secretary for the A.N.D. Company. She married Reg in May 1957 and became a stay-at-home mother. She dedicated many years to raising and caring for their five children. Sunday drives around central Newfoundland and swimming trips to Badger Lake and Leech Brook kept five busy children out of trouble!
In 1980, she embarked on a new chapter, returning to work outside the home as secretary to the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls, Most Reverend J. Faber MacDonald. She remained in this position for over 20 years, continuing as secretary to Bishop Martin Currie until her retirement. Her professionalism, dedication, and confidentiality in this role gained her much respect from the clergy, her co-workers, and members of the parish.
Mary was a lifelong faithful parishioner of Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, contributing to her church community through her service as a reader, Liturgy Committee member, choir member, and member of the Catholic Women’s League (serving as President of the local chapter for a term). She also participated, along with Reg, in many programs and special events offered by the parish through the years. Mary’s strong faith was reflected in her years of selfless service to her church community.
Mary had a great passion and appreciation for the arts, and a great love of classical music. She attended numerous concerts and productions at the Arts and Culture Centre through the ye...
Deer Lake town council approves crematorium for Main Street funeral home - The Western StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Ball.The mayor said the town researched the issue and the particular unit Parsons Funeral Home is proposing to use.Newfoundland and Labrador does not have emission standards that are specific to crematoriums, but Ball said every indication was that the emissions from the crematorium unit would easily meet all the existing standards in the province.The funeral home is already in a zone designated as commercial, so no rezoning was required to permit the crematorium.Ball said council understands the sensitive nature of the topic, but believes they made the right decision.“Today’s technology has all the checks and balances needed and we don’t think there is any reason for anyone to be alarmed,” he said.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Protestors want Deer Lake funeral home owner to consider another location for crematorium - The Western StarThursday, April 12, 2018
After the meeting, Mayor Dean Ball said council recognizes the people’s concerns but there is nothing it can do right now as the issue is before the West Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board.Steve Brent and Kayla Critch filed the appeal. The couple lives just one property away from the funeral home and has been vocal in opposing the decision since it was approved.Outside the town office Brent declined to comment and noted they are seeking legal advice before saying any more on the issue.Parsons also declined to comment on the matter until the appeal process is completed.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Mother of NL comedian/actor Mark Critch has died - AdvertiserThursday, April 12, 2018
Mark Critch, Newfoundland writer and performer, announced in a tweet Saturday morning that his mother, Mary Critch, 80, died on Thursday.Critch, who is one of the stars CBC’s “This Hour has 22 Minutes” tweeted, “It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my mom. She was busting with love and family pride. She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket. Thanks to all who have been asking about her over the past couple of months.”She had a laugh that you could wrap around yourself like a blanket.-Mark CritchShe is survived by sons Michael and Mark, daughter-in-law Kathy; her grandchildren Jacob, Will and Lucy; her sisters Diane, Bertha and brother David. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Caul’s Funeral Home LeMarchant Road on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place on Dec. 28 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Teresa’s Church. Inurnment to follow at Belvedere Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the O'Brien Farm Foundation.Let's...