Cole Harbour NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Peter BarrettSaturday, October 29, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in his 78th year.
Beloved son of the late Walter and Theodate Barrett; dear father of Joy Barrett (Glen) of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and proud grandfather of Charisa, Audrey and Alex all of Cole Harbour. Loving supportive companion of Cecile Morrison of Mississauga, ON. Survived by two brothers, Bob and Kevin Barrett of Paris, ON, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by brothers Bernard, Kenneth, Gerald, Walter and Finlay and sisters Christina (Dodo) Gilroy and Eleanor Dunn.
Relatives and friends may call at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris, on Thursday October 6, 2016 from 7-9 PM. Parish Prayers will be said at 8:45 p.m. Rite of Christian Burial will be conducted from Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 17 Washington St., Paris, on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. Fr. Michael Bennett officiating. Reception to follow back at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations to Brantford General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, C7 would be appreciated.
Online Condolences and Donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting WM KIPP 519 442 3061.
Daverico Downey funeral service held at North Preston church - CBC.caThursday, September 15, 2016
Downey had been a member.
He was found dead near Downey Road in North Preston on April 23.
Downey's family gave CBC permission to attend the service.
Downey attended Cole Harbour District High School, played for the North Preston Bulls basketball team well as the Dartmouth Destroyers football team, according to the funeral service program.
Smith decried the violence that led to Downey's death.
"That's not why you were created. To take each others lives," he told the congregation. "I pray to God today that something positive, something good, will come out of this service."
Daverico Downey's mother, Carry Beals-Downey, leans over the casket during the funeral service. (Elizabeth Chiu/CBC)
A group of Downey's friends, some wearing sunglasses, others fighting back tears, spoke of their respect for him.
"Over the years, I got to know Davie and got to feel him out. You are a very good guy, like, I need you as my friend because you can't find too many friends like Davie," said a friend.
"God only takes the best," said another.
'This has to stop'
Neville Provo, who told the crowd he'd coached Downey in basketball since the age of five, had a message for the people in attendance.
"This has to stop," Provo said of recent violence. "He didn't want to hurt nobody."
In the month before Downey's death, there were three other fatal shootings.
Rev. Wayne Desmond from Cherry Brook United Baptist Church spoke of the violence as he gave the invocation prayer at Tuesday's service.
"We are at a loss for understanding the reasons for the sudden death of a friend and loved one," he said. "Father God, we are confused as to the shadow of death that has once again crossed our path."
On Tuesday afternoon, Nova Scotia's Justice Department announced it's offering up to $600,000 for...
Gloria Fisher, beloved Dartmouth entrepreneur, dead at 94 - CBC.caFriday, September 2, 2016
She remembered exactly what they bought. She could tell you whether that person bought wedding invitations from you in 1965. She was just that kind of person," said Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, who is one of her grandchildren.
'That grandmotherly feel'
He says that most of her customers called her Mrs. Fisher, which was a sign of the respect they had for her.
Fisher took an interest in her customers lives and remembered even the most minute details. In later years, loyal customers helped out by cleaning the store and putting items on shelves.?
"She became a friend to all," said Darren Fisher.
Fisher's Stationery started in 1959 at the suggestion of Fisher's husband, Harold, who pre-deceased her.
The business lived through good and bad economic times in downtown Dartmouth and closed in 2013 when poor health forced Fisher to retire.
Fisher says his grandmother would have loved to see what's happening in downtown Dartmouth, which has become a trendy area to live and work.
'Something she always hoped for'
"I'm sure if she had a regret, it's that she wasn't able to hold on long enough to see the rebirth of the downtown area because downtown is becoming a booming area and it's something she always hoped for," he said.
Fisher was a comforting presence for the people who shopped there, such as customer Lorna Randall. She began shopping there in the 1960s and says that even when she was pressed for time, she would always stay a little...
Details emerging about Gerald Cotten, the young founder of QuadrigaCX - Burnaby NowSaturday, 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.
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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...
7 white caskets as Halifax says goodbye to children lost in house fire - CBC NewsSaturday, 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...
A 'warm embrace' for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims - OrilliaMatters.ComSaturday, 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...