Whitbourne NL Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Highway deaths met with shock, sadness and anger in Trinity Bay - CBC.caFriday, September 2, 2016
She was such a gentle soul. It's just unfair," Gulliver Keating wrote.
Thornlea is a quiet community of roughly 100 residents in Trinity South, about 42 kilometres northwest of Whitbourne.
Crash victim was recent high school grad
Meanwhile, Hannah Thorne of New Harbour, a recent graduate of Crescent Collegiate, died Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Route 73, not far from her hometown.
Funeral services were scheduled for Monday afternoon, and the school was open over the weekend so students and staff could mourn together.
Thorne, 18, was in a vehicle driven by her 81-year-old grandmother when it collided head-on with another vehicle on a stretch of highway known as the New Harbour Barrens.
Sources say the other vehicle was attempting to pass on the two-lane stretch of road when the collision occurred.
Police investigators would not confirm this, but described the case as a "very serious file."
Thorne's grandmother received leg injuries, and is expected to recover.
The 30-year-old male driver of the other vehicle also received what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is continuing into both incidents, police say.
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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?)...
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?)...
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...