Barrington NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
More than 600 at funeral for NS boy who died in fire - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
You had something so magical about you, you are such an old, wise soul."
Hundreds of people had gathered Sunday at a chapel in Barrington, N.S., for a service for seven-year-old Mya Prouty, while a joint service is being held Tuesday for four-month-old Winston Prouty and four-year-old Jayla Kennedy.
Monday's service opened with the Elton John song "Tiny Dancer," which Plaizier said was the boy's favourite song.
Rev. Mitchell DeWare, a 36-year-old Baptist minister who has been providing pastoral care to the family, said during prayer that the tragedy continues to take a heavy toll on the small communities of the families.
He called on the friends and family members to "lean in" to one another and offer mutual care and assistance as they go through various forms of pain, sadness, numbness, fear and anger.
"Heavenly Father, this tears the heart out. This last couple of weeks has shaken the lives of so many people in this room and those who can't be here today. We're hurting and some of us hurt very badly," he prayed.
Both DeWare and Plaizier said in interviews that they wished to convey a message of Christian hope amidst the sadness, while giving mourners the opportunity to grieve deeply.
"It's all the more important to remember your faith foundation when your world is crumbling beneath your feet," said Plaizier in an interview from his office prior to the service.
Plaizier has been providing pastoral care to Emma Kennedy and Phillip Prouty, who both managed to get out of the house after the fire started raging.
"The wounds are so raw, and everybody wants to help ... but the family aren't sure what they need now. There is still just a gaping wound," the minister said.
Kennedy and Prouty are the parents of four-month old Winston Prouty.
According to obituaries, Phillip Prouty is also the father of seven-year-old Mya Prouty, while Mya's mother is Tamera Smith. An obituary says Kennedy is the mother of four-year-old Jayla Kennedy, and Jayla's father is Joshua Renouf.
Plaizier described Mason Grant as a cousin to the other children, but couldn't provide complete details of the relationships.
A fire marshall's report on the cause of the blaze is expected within days with recommendations on fire safety, but police have ruled out foul play in the tragedy.
Fundraising efforts were continued Monday in several communities, with the latest at Dennis Point Cafe in Lower West Pubnico.
Restaurant owner Vernon D'Eon donated a day's worth of his restaurant's food sales to the families.
"It's a small community here. The Prouty family have been in our community for hundreds of years. ..
Phillips, Bruce Foster - The ChattanooganWednesday, November 23, 2016
Roman Gruszecki (Franciszek (Nina)) of Poland, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers, Wilfred Barrington "Barry" Phillips, Jr., and Michael Kelley Phillips, as well as his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Florence Kelley, with whom he was very close.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Father Mike Nolan officiating, followed by burial with military honors.
Procession to the site will leave from Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, Tn. 37343, at 11:05 a.m. and attendees are asked to meet at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Immediately following the service, there will be a celebration of his life at the Pinnacle from 12:30 PM to 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care Facility, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416 in memory of Bruce.
Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share words of condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423 531-3975.
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A Cleveland Park 'gingerbread house' is for sale for the first time - Washington PostFriday, September 9, 2016
Photo by HomeVisit) The house was ordered from the Sears catalogue for the owner’s grandparents. The Barrington model was described as retaining “the dignity of an old English home.”Affectionately referred to as the “gingerbread house,” this Cleveland Park home is for sale for the first time.
The house has changed little since it was built in 1929 for the grandparents of owner Clarissa Bonde. According to Bonde, her great-grandfather O.F. Carlson, a doctor from Fort Worth, bought the land and ordered the house from the Sears catalogue for his daughter, Dagmar Carlson Leggett.
The Barrington model was described in the catalogue as retaining “the dignity of an old English home” and the “practical interior of modern American architecture.”
[A real retrofit: Housing their modern family in his dad’s midcentury showpiece]
Dagmar Carlson met Eugene Leggett at the Detroit Free Press in 1923. She was a Texan. He was a Canadian. They married the following year and had a son in 1925.
Carlson was an unusual woman for the times. After graduating from the University of Texas, she traveled through ...
John W. Tierney, 80, of Hudson - Community AdvocateFriday, September 2, 2016
Hudson AMVETS, Hudson Eagles and the Hudson V.F.W. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Michael’s Church in Hudson.
He leaves his loving children, Vicky T. Tierney and her partner Lynne Grey of Barrington, N.H., John J. Tierney and his wife Sherrie of Hudson, and Jerold W. Tierney also of Hudson. He leaves his adoring grandchildren, Alysha LaFountain of Charlestown, John J. Tierney III of Brentwood, N.H., and Cameron White of Marlborough; the mother of his children, Irene Tierney of Hudson; former wives Suzanne Tierney and Nancy Tierney of Hudson; and his niece, Karen Hannigan of Westbrook, Maine, along with many other family members and friends.
John had many interests throughout his life, most of which included spending time on Sebago Lake in Maine and vacationing on Cape Cod with family and friends. His love and passion of the water and boating will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren for the years to come.
John loved to cook and would often share his culinary creations with family and friends. He also enjoyed getting out on the golf course with his longtime friends. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren who fondly referred to him as “Grampy,” and always looked forward to Christmas and other holidays when the family gathered. His youthful spirit, unique personality and the special love and affection he shared with his dogs, Sebago and Hyannis, as well as other family members’ pets, will always be remembered by those who loved and knew him.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday Aug. 30, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Monday, Aug. 29, from 5-8 p.m., at Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson (www.tighehamilton.com).
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.
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Funeral services for late William 'Bill' Williamson to be held today - Cape Breton PostFriday, August 12, 2016
We all looked up to him for advice. He was a great guy to talk to, was friends with all the firefighters, even on a personal level."
Lenny Barrington, chief of the New Waterford Fire Department, said their department was sad to hear the news of Williamson.Barrington, involved in the fire department for 40 years, knew him as not only a devoted chief, but also for his dedication to the community.
"He was a pretty outgoing fellow, always involved with whatever was on the go, whether as fire chief, for the fire service or as councillor. "
Barrington said Williamson use to drop down to the New Waterford fire station to see what was going on and to say hello to everyone.
"Bill was very humorous and very knowledgeable. He and Harold (Williamson’s son) were like two peas in a pod, always together."
Butch Chiasson served as chief of the New Waterford Fire Department for 20 years, including when Williamson was chief in Scotchtown. He said they had a close relationship.
"The New Waterford, Scotchtown and New Victoria fire departments were always close, like one family," he said.
"However besides the fire services, we were good friends."
Chiasson said Williamson
was not only an excellent fire chief but was always willing to help the fire service in any way possible.
"We did a lot of travelling to conventions and meetings together.
"Crombie was a fine man, a good guy."
Dist. 11 Coun. Lowell Cormier also expressed sadness over the death of Williamson.
"It's very sad, a tremendous loss for the community."
He said although Williamson was a former councillor and had a deep passion for the fire department, he was also very involved in sports.
"He coached the famous Scotchtown Raiders, who won several Nova Scotia and Maritime titles in fastball."
Williamson was inducted into the New Waterford Sports Hall of Fame three years ago, he added.
Cormier said he would bring up the days when the Scotchtown team was the best in the Maritimes when he'd meet with Williamson. He said Williamson always downplayed his own involvement.
"He was a very humble man."
Williamson was the longest serving member of the Scotchtown Fire Department, joining in 1951 and still active 64 years later. He was a member of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Associat...
CP Explains: How bodies are identified by the authorities - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
That’s often the easiest and quickest way to identify a body,” said Dr. Matt Bowes, chief medical examiner for Nova Scotia.Another option is using genetic matching. The problem is that it can take time to get the DNA comparisons done.“You want to give information to families quickly and you want to figure things out as quickly as you can, so it’s always at the moment thinking what is the best approach to take,” Huyer said.Related: Dyed hair a factor in Humboldt bus crash victim mix-upWhat difficulties did the Saskatchewan coroner face in the bus crash?The situation in Saskatchewan was complex for several reasons. One of them was the large number of victims who had suffered terrible injuries that rendered them less recognizable. Further compounding the problem was that the teammates had dyed their hair blond for the playoffs, were of similar age and similar build.“In addition to that, the coroner is probably under a tremendous amount of pressure to clear the scene for obvious reasons of compassion,” Bowes said. “Nobody likes to stand in the way of reuniting of the family and the loved one. This is certainly the kind of thing where an error could occur.”Given the frailties inherent in any identification process, errors can and do occur, Bowes said.“They’re famous in our community,” he said. “They’re one of the things we’re very mindful of.”In one case, a man in Toronto was hit by a commuter train in 2004 and a visual identification by his sister was done. The family was at the funeral, when the man himself arrived at the sister’s house to say he wasn’t dead. “That would be one of the most extraordinary examples in Canadian history,” Bouwer said.What should be done when ID mistakes do happen.The important thing is to be very upfront and honest about what happened, Bowes said. He gave authorities in Saskatchewan credit for doing just that.“We all have to remember these things do happen,” Bowes said. “Most people are tremendously forgiving when you’re humble and forthcoming with your error.”Bowes also suggested a staff meeting to re-examine standard operating procedures to see what might have been done differently to prevent a recurrence of the mix-up. Even the best written procedures can be rewritten, he said.Fortunately, the situation in Saskatchewan is an extraordinarily rare circumstance in Canada, Bowes said.“A mass-fatality event with 15 dead is almost unknown in Canada. You can practically count them on the fingers of your hands. They are rare.”Colin Perkel, The Can...
Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
She was also a member of the board of the United Way of Pictou County, the African United Baptist Association, AUBA Women’s Institute, Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Pictou County Council of Churches, Pictou County Seniors Festival and Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care. Her volunteerism did not go unnoticed as she was the recipient of awards from the Black Cultural Centre, United Way, Pictou County Music Festival as well as a cultural heritage award from the Town of New Glasgow to name a few.
“I have been here (in Pictou County) since 1989 and what always amazed me was her quiet gentleness and anything you asked her do, it was done excellently,” said Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson of New Glasgow.
Aleta Williams: The first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media. She worked for The Evening News in New Glasgow for 20 years and continued to write for the newspaper well into her 80s. #newglasgow#aletawilliams#violadesmondpic.twitter.com/PKj0oaH9C4 — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) April 12, 2018
Many people will remember Williams for her career accomplishment as the first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media.
But this wasn’t the job that Williams was looking for when she sat down for an interview with Harry Sutherland, owner of The Evening News, now known as The News. She had applied for a position in business administration but Sutherland was so impressed with her, he asked her to work in his editorial department. She accepted and within a few months was named women’s editor.
“Aleta is a true pillar in her community and has been a trailblazer her entire life, without even realizing it,” said Jackie Jardine, editor of the Pictou Advocate and former community editor at The News. “She went to work at a time when most women were just entering the workforce and continued to work long after retirement. In fact, she was still writing newspaper columns when she was well into her 80s.”
For 20 years, she worked as family and community editor for The Evening News and was known for putting people at ease. Widowed at a young age and while most of her children were still at home, she never missed their school, music or sports events. Nor did she cut back on her commitments to her church or her community involvement.
“As a journalist, she knew her community,” said Dave Glenen, regional editor for Nova Scotia for Saltwire Network. “As we chased the fires, the mayors, the crime, she sought out the ordinary and drew out their stories. While most hoped not to be a target of some of our stories, all celebrated being in one of Aleta’s. It was common to hear on the weekends, people talking about the latest Aleta feature.”
Throughout her career she believed passionately that everyone has a story to tell and immediately put people at ease in the telling while she ...
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 at RAF Manby in 1...