Digby NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Frances Agnes Wyles - Nova Scotia - Machias Valley News ObserverWednesday, August 02, 2017
Wyles, Frances Agnes, age 90 of Digby, Nova Scotia passed away July 6, 2017 in Digby General Hospital. She was born in Lubec Maine, the youngest daughter of the late Howard and Theresa (Sullivan) Gardner. Frances attended the Halls Mills School and Washington Academy. She graduated from a High School in Connecticut as her parents went there to work for the war effort. She also graduated from Beauty school in Bangor.Frances met Louis (Gene) Wyles while they were working at The New Atlantic Restaurant in Bangor and they were married on May 5, 1951 in Worcester, Massachusetts. They worked side by side in Gene’s many business ventures for 66 years until his passing on April 15, 2017. He always said he could not have done it without her. Their love for one another was very strong.Frances is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Sweeny of Bangor, Sister Margaret Gardner of Baltimore, Maryland, and brother-in-law Basil Wyles of Florida. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Frances was predeceased by her husband Ge...
Monkeys on the move in New Waterford - Cape Breton PostFriday, October 28, 2016
NEW WATERFORD - Dale Kearney is coming home and bringing jobs with him.
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Dale Kearney of Digby, a native of New Waterford, and his wife Sherrie, pack up some of their sock monkeys as they prepare for their move to New Waterford. Kearney, who left the area 25 years ago, said they are expanding their business and decided they wanted to do it in New Waterford.
“It’s my hometown,” said Kearney, 45, who with wife Sherrie, 52, own an online business that sells original and custom-made sock monkeys.
“I haven’t lived home in 25 years and the last time I was there was 10 years ago.
“We want to expand our business and thought, why not do it back home? People need the employment there.”
Kearney said they have hired three people in the New Waterford area.
“They know how to sew and stuff, we just have to train them to do what they need to do.”
The business makes 45 different sock monkeys but also fills custom orders. They make everything from ballerinas to mermaids, chefs, cats, dogs and horses.
“We can make pretty well anything.”
Orders have come from teams, schools, sp...
Firsts motor past Clan - St. Albert GazetteFriday, September 02, 2016
Last year the thirds finished 12-3 as winners of the Visser Cup championship in the ERU and the Digby Dinnie Cup at provincials.
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Calling all chowderheads: 10 tastings on Nova Scotia's chowder trail - The Boston GlobeThursday, August 18, 2016
England?” on us, let’s just say . . . sure, if you like clam chowder. We’ve done the Boston Chowder Fest many times. But Nova Scotia brings something special to the table — chowder made with plump Digby scallops, shrimp, smoked haddock, salmon, mussels, and lobster, or some combination of them, all pulled from local waters. Cream is typically involved, though not always, and seasonings vary by chef. The Nova Scotia chowders we sampled include a curried version, one made with almond broth, and one garnished with kale. If you’re a true chowderhead, Nova Scotia should top your bucket list.
There are 60-plus stops on the official Chowder Trail (recently re-labeled the “Seafood Trail”) but a tour de chowder offers a bonus beyond great eats: gorgeous scenery along the way, including beaches, lighthouses, and verdant hillsides dotted with wineries. Our goal: to sample 10 different versions of chowdery excellence on our tour. Here’s a report.
Day 1: CAT ferry from Portland, Maine, to Falmouth, Nova Scotia
Chowders sampled: 0
Yes, you can drive the entire way, but then you’d miss the potential whale and porpoise sightings aboard the new CAT ferry, run by Bay Ferries Ltd. (www.ferries.ca/thecat), mid-June to Oct. 1.) Unlike the old ferry that required an overnight stay aboard, this one takes just 5-and-a-half hours, departing Portland at 2:30 p.m., and arriving in Nova Scotia that night. Walk on or bring a car; just be ready for a wait at the customs gate when you disembark.
After a long travel day, all you really want to do is conk out, no? We were happy to decamp at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel (www.roddgrandyarmouth.com), located about five minutes from the ferry dock.
The seafood chowder with beer broth at Charlotte Lane Cafe.
Day 2: Yarmouth to Lunenburg via Shelburne
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Calvin and Eugene and her half-brothers Whiley and Richard.
She is survived by loving husband Mike Mahovlic, daughters Pearl (Colin) Drolet and Jory Smith; son Larry (Stephanie) Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a complaint of alleged fraud against S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home in Sydney.The complaint came from Service Nova Scotia, which regulates the funeral industry in Nova Scotia.News of the police investigation comes just weeks after a suspicious fire at the funeral home, which is closed indefinitely.The department first launched an investigation into the home's financial records after a family complained about a funeral service in December of 2017.Officials found that the family had a contract with the funeral home for a prepaid service, but their money had not been placed in trust."There was a general concern that we had at the time which is why we decided to put a notice out to the public in the spring of 2018," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services for Service Nova Scotia.'This is unusual for us to see'Service Nova Scotia suspended Chant's licence to sell prepaid funerals. And in the following months, 49 other people came forward with contracts amounting to about $170,000, said Gregg. The department worked with the funeral home to have that money re...
No applicants yet for public seats on Nova Scotia funeral board - Cape Breton PostWednesday, March 27, 2019
SYDNEY, N.S. -
Anyone upset over what's happening in the funeral industry in Nova Scotia now has an opportunity to pull up a chair and do something about it.
For the first time, the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is offering two board seats to public advocates not connected to the funeral industry, measures taken following a bizarre and emotional mix up at a Nova Scotia funeral home last year.
"That way the public can get involved in enforcement actions when they need to be taken by the board as we'd have the consumer advocate perspective as well," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services in Nova Scotia.
However, Gregg said, his concern is that no one has applied for the positions and the positions start in June.
"Right now, we haven't received any applicants for these positions," he said.
"For us it's a great opportunity for there now to be consumer representation on the board to represent the consumer's interest."
The board previously consisted of just the registrar and five othe...