Amherst NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He volunteered, at the age of 18, to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the cold war, serving from 1951 to 1987, as a jetfighter pilot. During flight training he was the recipient of the JD Siddley trophy for best performance, receiving his commission as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF in 1952. He served two tours in Germany, initially flying CF-86 sabres with 434 Squadron in Zweibrucken from 1953-54 and then returning to command 441 and 439 Squadrons flying CF-104 starfighters in Lahr and Baden-Sollingen from 1969-72. After his first tour overseas he married his high-school sweetheart and lifelong love, Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College a...
The real 'Father of Confederation' – Part 2 - Cumberland News Now - Cumberland News NowWednesday, July 05, 2017
By this time, he was “Canada’s Grand Old Man”. He had outlived all his contemporaries. His last stop was in Amherst. The town celebrated for a whole week. The Canadian Prime Minister (Robert Borden) attended, as well as public figures from far and wide. Thousands of school children gathered and cheered, each waving a small Union Jack. Just two years later, on Oct.30, 1915, he died in England.His body was brought to Halifax for burial next to his wife. The city and Province gave him the greatest state funeral of its time. The funeral procession was over a mile long, which included some 5,000 troops.Many schools, public buildings and even a mountain in the Rockies have been named after Sir Charles. As we celebrate 150 years of Confederation, it is most appropriate that we honour his memory with pride and gratitude and recognize his rightful place in the history of our country.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Victim of fatal car crash saves five people through organ donation - Windsor StarWednesday, July 05, 2017
Out 241,974 Health Card holders, 65,738 people are registered organ donors. Windsor ranks 158th out of 170 communities listed at the Trillium website beadonor.ca.In Amherstburg, 7,158 people are registered to donate out of 17,271 Health Card holders. That is a donor registration rate of 41 per cent, which puts Amherstburg at 82 on the list of Ontario communities.Kingsville is ranked 106th with a 39 per cent donor rate. From a total of 13,281 Health Card holders, 5,205 people are registered to donate.Leamington’s rate is 30 per cent with 6,812 registered to donate out of 22,767 Health Card holders.Windsor Regional Hospital spokesman Ron Foster said more up-to-date statistics will be released in July. He expects they will show an increase in the number of donors after an awareness campaign the hospital did in April.Somewhere out there, Jacob Purdy’s heart still beats.It’s the only comfort there is – knowing his organ donations saved five other people – after the young Amherstburg man’s death from a car crash.The 21-year-old leaves behind grieving parents, two brothers and a pregnant girlfriend.“It’s the only good part of this whole tragedy,” his mother Debra said Wednesday at the family’s Amherstburg home. “It made me very proud that he will be helping somebody else, knowing that your child is going to live on, even if it’s with somebody else.”Purdy was driving a car that collided with a pickup truck May 27 at County Road 10 and Concession 8 North. Amherstburg police said both drivers suffere...
Angelo D. Lauria, founder and proprietor of Angelo's Hair Stylist salons - Buffalo NewsWednesday, December 14, 2016
Hendry; a sister, Stephanie Gambacorta; two brothers, Louis and Charles; and three grandsons.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17 in Lombardo Funeral Home, 885 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
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Murla FinleyWednesday, November 30, 2016
Loving grandmother of Katelyn, Kristina (Brandon), Adam, Chris (Bev) and great grand child Jemma. Fondly remembered by Adam, Emily and Katie. Dear sister to Mary Catherine Smeltzer of Amherstburg, Deanna Peterson (Grant) of North Rustico, P.E.I and Ivor Caddel (Irene) of Hamilton, brother-in-law Doug Cannard of Big Lake, Ont and sister-in-law Gail Caddel of Sault Ste. Marie Ont. Sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by siblings Margaret Cannard and Morrison Caddel. In keeping with Murla’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements in the care of the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville (613-968-5588). The family will hold a service at a later date. If desired, donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a complaint of alleged fraud against S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home in Sydney.The complaint came from Service Nova Scotia, which regulates the funeral industry in Nova Scotia.News of the police investigation comes just weeks after a suspicious fire at the funeral home, which is closed indefinitely.The department first launched an investigation into the home's financial records after a family complained about a funeral service in December of 2017.Officials found that the family had a contract with the funeral home for a prepaid service, but their money had not been placed in trust."There was a general concern that we had at the time which is why we decided to put a notice out to the public in the spring of 2018," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services for Service Nova Scotia.'This is unusual for us to see'Service Nova Scotia suspended Chant's licence to sell prepaid funerals. And in the following months, 49 other people came forward with contracts amounting to about $170,000, said Gregg. The department worked with the funeral home to have that money re...
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Calvin and Eugene and her half-brothers Whiley and Richard.
She is survived by loving husband Mike Mahovlic, daughters Pearl (Colin) Drolet and Jory Smith; son Larry (Stephanie) Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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No applicants yet for public seats on Nova Scotia funeral board - Cape Breton PostWednesday, March 27, 2019
SYDNEY, N.S. -
Anyone upset over what's happening in the funeral industry in Nova Scotia now has an opportunity to pull up a chair and do something about it.
For the first time, the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is offering two board seats to public advocates not connected to the funeral industry, measures taken following a bizarre and emotional mix up at a Nova Scotia funeral home last year.
"That way the public can get involved in enforcement actions when they need to be taken by the board as we'd have the consumer advocate perspective as well," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services in Nova Scotia.
However, Gregg said, his concern is that no one has applied for the positions and the positions start in June.
"Right now, we haven't received any applicants for these positions," he said.
"For us it's a great opportunity for there now to be consumer representation on the board to represent the consumer's interest."
The board previously consisted of just the registrar and five othe...