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Sweeny's Funeral Home

51 Phoenix St
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2H8
(902) 543-2587

Bridgewater NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Joan Fanais

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Paris, on Wednesday January 25, 2017, formerly of Nova Scotia, and Windsor, Ontario in her 84th year. Beloved mom to Marie Bellmore (the late Robert) of Paris, Ontario and Randy Whynot (Annette) of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; cherished Nana and Nanny to Branwen Maden of London, Ontario; Stephen Whynot (Patti) of Allen, Texas; Mandy Benedict (Jason) of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; and Jillian Whynot (Simon Rogers) of Edmonton, Alberta. Great-Nanny to Dominic, Madison , Logan, Jenny, and Kayden. Dearest sister to Alice Michaels (the late Walter) of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois; Polly Mauldin (Hank) of Modesto, California; and Edwin Mills of Calgary, Alberta. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Allan and Marie Mills, former husband Sam Fanais and her beloved dog, Taffy, who was waiting to greet her at the Rainbow Bridge. Joan enjoyed many years cooking for the priests at Sacred Heart Church in Windsor. After retirement she spent many happy days baking the best goodies for friends, family, and the Seniors Centre in Windsor now known as Life After Fifty, of which she had been a member for many years. Joan was a member of the Trefoil Guild- Girl Guides of Canada, a former member of the Royal Canadian Leg...
http://www.wmkippfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2829150/Fanais-Joan/service-details.php

Marie Aitkenhead

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Place, Paris Ontario on Monday January 2nd, 2017, in her 98th year. Marie is the beloved wife of the late Harold (Harry 1988); dear mother of George Aitkenhead and his wife Jeanette (Creeden) of Bridgewater, NS; Peter and his wife Lynda (Treanor) of Hammonds Plains, NS; Harold and his wife Christine (Knibbs) of Calgary AB; Charles (Chuck) of Brantford, ON and John Aitkenhead of Miramichi, NB. Cherished Grandmother of seven Grandchildren; Jeffery, Bethany, Crystaleen, Heather, Andrew, Philip and Oliver with five Great Grandchildren. Friends and Family will be received for a Funeral service and visitation at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home 184 Grand River St N., Paris, on Tuesday January 10 2016 after 12:00 PM. Funeral Service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 PM. Interment Paris Cemetery Donations may be made to the Brantford Salvation Army in remembrance of Marie. Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519 442 3061...
http://www.wmkippfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2813959/Aitkenhead-Marie/service-details.php

Gordon K. Macmichael, Toronto Ontario Temple president, dies at 71 - Deseret News

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A funeral was held in Brampton, Ontario, and broadcast to LDS chapels in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Dartmouth and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The LDS Church News is an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The publication's content supports the doctrines, principles and practices of the Church. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865669380/Gordon-K-Macmichael-Toronto-Ontario-Temple-president-dies-at-71.html

Funeral insurance comes to Nova Scotia: What you need to know - CBC.ca

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sept. 1, offers more options and reduces red tape for funeral homes. But it hasn't "reinvented the wheel," according to Adam Tipert, owner of Sweeney's Funeral Home in Bridgewater and chairman of the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.  "We've always had prefunded funerals in Nova Scotia with a trust company." Funeral home trust vs funeral insurance That allowed people to preplan their funeral and prepay funeral homes, either in full or installments. The money was placed in trust, guaranteed to cover funeral expenses and protected until the person died. "All we're doing now is looking at the option of instead of funneling all those monies to a trust company we can now send it to an insurance company and they can look after the financial aspects of it," Tipert said. Rodger Gregg, registrar of Cemetery and Funeral Services with Service Nova Scotia, said funeral insurance can mean more manageable payments "that can make it easier to afford a prearranged funeral." In line with 6 other provinces He said the change was made at the request of the funeral and insurance industries to bring Nova Scotia "in line with the rest of the country." Currently, B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec all allow it. "It's a type of life insurance," according to Michael Smith, Nova Scotia district manager for Canada Purple Shield insurance. He said all insurance is based on risk. "The older we are the greater chance we have of death," he said. "The younger we are the less cha...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/funerals-insurance-business-consumers-1.3792970

Finderne Rescue Squad Founding Member Passes Away - Patch.com

Friday, September 30, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Finderne Rescue Squad Founding Member and Ex-Captain George Lazo passed away on Monday, Sept. 12."George was an extraordinary man who touched many people's lives and will be deeply missed. George, may you rest in peace and watch over us as we continue on with the legacy that you helped to create," Finderne Rescue Squad posted.Bridgewater Funeral Home Obituary:George Lazo, WWII Navy Veteran, 89, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at R.W.J.H. –Somerset in Somerville, NJ. ]Son of the late, Peter and Anna (Kotulics) Lazo, George was born in Beaver Meadows, PA and resided in Bridgewater since 1953. He was a 1945 graduate of Hazleton High School. George retired from General Motors Delco Remy Battery Plant in New Brunswick, NJ where he worked for 30 years retiring as Chief of Security. George was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville and St. Mary’s Byzantine Church in Hillsborough. He was a Charter member of Finderne First Aid & Rescue Squad which was...
http://patch.com/new-jersey/bridgewater/finderne-rescue-squad-founding-member-passes-away

7 white caskets as Halifax says goodbye to children lost in house fire - CBC News

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Barho family from the community."It wasn't just the Muslim community suffering, it was all Haligonians, everyone in Nova Scotia was suffering and everyone in Canada was also suffering," Hussein said.There were 1,800 chairs and all were filled. An estimated 1,000 people stood for the whole funeral, which was more than an hour.The service was in both English and Arabic.The seven Barho children, from top left: Rola, 12; Ahmed, 14; Ola, 8; Mohamad, 9; Hala, 3; Rana, 2; and three-month-old Abdullah. The children died Tuesday morning after a fire swept through their Halifax home. (Submitted)"Today, we feel the pain of losing these children. And for many people here, we feel the pain as if it were their own children," said Sheikh Abdallah Yousri."The pain and grief that we are feeling is very deep and very genuine. And all our hearts and prayers are for the children and for their father Ebraheim and their mother Kawthar."'We loved them and we love you'The Barho family arrived in Nova Scotia in September 2017 as refugees from the war in Syria.The group that sponsored them, the Hants East Assisting Refugee Team Society (HEART), spoke at the funeral to thank all the people who helped the Barhos after the fire."On what is our darkest day, we see the best of humanity when we look out into the sea of faces in front of us," said Natalie Horne, a member of HEART.Horne said HEART was grateful to the Barho family for including the organization in their lives for the last 16 months."Our li...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-fire-victims-barho-family-1.5030677

A 'warm embrace' for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims - OrilliaMatters.Com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

It was a common theme throughout the funeral - a desire for the tragedy to lead to love and unity. "Life is short and temporary. Live it the best way possible," Hamza said. Nova Scotia deputy premier Karen Casey told Barho "we will not abandon you. We will not leave you alone." "Please accept our love," Casey said. "Please accept our warm embrace." Halifax MP Andy Fillmore told Barho the community would be there for her in the hard times to come. But he acknowledged it's family that brings the greatest comfort, and said the federal government is trying to bring her overseas relatives to Canada quickly. "We are working as hard as we can to get your family here as quickly as possible so they can be by your side," Fillmore said. Mourners, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, said they came because they had been deeply affected by the tragedy, and wanted to show their support for Barho as she faced unimaginable grief. "She doesn't know me, I don't know her, but I know I'm here. And she's our family - their whole family is our family. I want to be here for all of them," Cindy Samson said in an interview. Adnan Aboushahla said it was a "shock for anyone - not only for Muslim people, but for Christians and other religions," to witness such a tragedy. "We want to do whatever we can - either give support, money, feelings, this grief," said Aboushahla. Following the funeral service, the combined honour guards of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and Halifax Regional Police carried each coffin back outside, one at a time, to the waiting hearses. There was to be a burial at a Muslim cemetery in Hammonds Plains following the funeral. Peter Andrews, Halifax fire deputy chief of operations, said it was a "huge honour to be invited to participate in this family's darkest day." He said none of the firefighters that responded to the horrific blaze were part of the funeral's honour guard. "We put on a brave face today," he said. "We'll grieve in our own way in the weeks ahead." The children's father, Ebraheim Barho, remained in hospital Friday recovering from extensive burns. He was in critical, but stable condition. The cause of the blaze in the Halifax suburb of Spryfield early Tuesday remains unclear. Mourner Tareq Hadhad, a Syrian refugee who founded Peace by Chocolate in Nova Scotia, said it is hard for the parents to handle all the pain by themselves. "I would say it's the most devastating period that I have ever lived, even though we lost family members back home in Syria. The loss of seven kids at once really has had a very devastating impact on the entire community here," he said. Mourner Mouna Manna praised the outpouring of support, and said the mother's burden is unimaginable. "I don't even know where to begin to imagine how this would be, to lose not one or two but seven of them all at once ... it's a huge, huge devastation," she said. The scale of the tragedy for the young family that arrived in Nova Scotia in the fall of 2017 as refugees has struck a chord with Canadians. A GoFundMe campaign had raised about $585,000 by Saturday evening. The Barho family lived in Elmsdale, a 30-minute drive north of Halifax, when they first arrived in Nova Scotia, and were embraced by reside...
https://www.orilliamatters.com/national-news/a-warm-embrace-for-grieving-parents-at-funeral-of-seven-young-fire-victims-1257277

Details emerging about Gerald Cotten, the young founder of QuadrigaCX - Burnaby Now

Saturday, March 2, 2019

HALIFAX - A clearer picture is emerging of the young man at the centre of the mysterious demise of one of Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Gerald Cotten, a Nova Scotia resident originally from Ontario, was 30 years old when he died suddenly while travelling in India on Dec. 9 - leaving his virtual company, QuadrigaCX, without access to $180 million in Bitcoins and other digital assets. article continues below Trending Stories His widow, Jennifer Robertson, has said in court documents that Cotten was the only person with access to his laptop, which is thought to contain the digital keys to the so-called cold wallets containing the missing cryptocurrency. The circumstances surrounding Cotten's death - and the way he conducted his business from the couple's home in Fall River, N.S. - has led to a flurry of speculation and allegations in internet chat rooms, with some former QuadrigaCX users coming forward to raise questions about the $250 million in cash and cryptocurrency owed to 115,000 of them. Cotten signed his will on Nov. 27, 2018 - less than two weeks before he died at a private hospital i...
https://www.burnabynow.com/details-emerging-about-gerald-cotten-the-young-founder-of-quadrigacx-1.23626982