Dartmouth NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituary — Raymond “Ray” Grant - Nation Valley News (blog)Thursday, December 14, 2017
At age 17 he became a professional athlete. Ray went to Olympics trials in 1964 for gymnastics in the province of BC. He became a professional firefighter 1967 to 1976 Dartmouth NS. Ray continued to help when he moved to Iroquois became a volunteer firefighter for the Iroquois Fire Dept. for twenty-five years. He was a self-employed sign painter for over 25 years, did many outstanding signs from Kingston to Cornwall for many local businesses. Retiring from sign business 1998 he moved forward and started his own janitorial business from 1998-2017 for Royal Bank and Ross Video. Ray loved camping, fishing, curling, traveling , gardening, bird watching, and of course his favourite sports teams were the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays. He also loved NASCAR. Ray’s love for his family and friends and his home was extremely important to him. Ray chose not to have a funeral but left the following message. “I want to express my thanks to all my friends, family and extended family who have enriched my life by their loving friendship, wisdom, humour and especially our grandson Buddy (Tyler) who brought such joy into our family. Don’t cry for me we will be back together.”Cremation has taken place. A private family interment service will be held at Oxford Pine Grove, NS. at a later date. Donations to Winchester and District Memorial Hospital and Canadian Cancer society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughin.com.Share this:Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Nadine Waterman Livingstone May 10 1924 December 11 2017 - DanielleThursday, December 14, 2017
Last Updated On: décembre 13, 2017)LIVINGSTONE, Nadine W. – 93, of Dartmouth passed away December 11, 2017 in Oakwood Terrace. Born in Harmony Mills, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Waterman) Frail. Nadine is survived by Brother, Henry (Barbara), Longueuil QC; Daughter-in-law, Margaret, Dartmouth; grandson, Christopher; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Aubrey; son, Paul; brothers, Eugene, Royce and Rodney; and sister, Irene. Funeral Service will be held at 11am Thursday, December 14 in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Rev. David Watt officiating. Interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada – Atlantic Division. Special thanks to the staff of ‘D’ Unit at Oakwood Terrace for your kindness and care shown to Nadine. She called Oakwood home since 2004. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.comNos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Nadine Waterman Livingstone May 10 1924 ...
Mary EdwardsTuesday, May 9, 2017
Stan and Hilda, and her brother, Peter Griffin. She will be greatly missed by her husband of almost 60 years, Reginald, and their children: Glen (Patricia) of Grand Falls, NL; Valerie (Colin Boyd) of Dartmouth, NS; Nancy (Ian Fergusson) of Dartmouth, NS; Stephanie (Brian Greening) of Hammonds Plains, NS; and Jennifer of Head of St. Margaret’s Bay, NS; and grandchildren, Heather Edwards, Martha Edwards-Osmond (Ryan Osmond), Alex Boyd, Connor Boyd (Kara Melendy), Griffin Boyd and Mikayla Greening; and one great grandchild, Erica Osmond. She will be especially missed by her sister, Anne Griffin, of Grand Falls.
Visitation will take place at Central Funeral Home, Union Street, Grand Falls-Windsor, on Thursday, May 4 at 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on May 5 at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Church Road, Grand Falls-Windsor. The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff of the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre and the Palliative Care team at the Carmelite House for their generous care and compassion. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes. Donations may be made to the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Nova Scotia funeral home to soon start selling alcohol during visitations - Nova News NowFriday, January 6, 2017
METRO HALIFAX - A funeral home in Dartmouth will soon become the first in the province to give those grieving the loss of a loved one the chance to do so with a drink.
Atlantic Funeral Homes’ Main Street location was granted a liquor licence in April, and has plans to start serving booze at visitations in July.
“Everyone always talks about the old Irish wakes,” general manager Mark Hooftman said June 15
“When you’re celebrating a life, the celebration could be many things to different people, and for some people it could mean alcohol.”
Hooftman says the company was getting requests from many of its customers for alcohol at visitations. That meant applying for a special occasion licence every time someone wanted to toast a dead relative with, for example, a bottle of the dearly departed’s favourite whiskey.
There is no liquor licence for funeral homes, per sé, but Hooftman says he applied for a licence with the province’s Liquor Control Board anyway, and they made what he calls a “groundbreaking” exception.
Gordon K. Macmichael, Toronto Ontario Temple president, dies at 71 - Deseret NewsTuesday, December 20, 2016
He had a passion for family history, choir, gardening and other outdoor activities.
A funeral was held in Brampton, Ontario, and broadcast to LDS chapels in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Dartmouth and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
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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 ...
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...
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...