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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

CP Explains: How bodies are identified by the authorities - Salmon Arm Observer

Thursday, 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...

Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway News

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/community/2018/3/5/cornwall-and-area-death-notices.html

Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Thursday, 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 ...
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1561544-aleta-williams-trailblazing-journalist-with-deep-church-connection-dies-at-age-94