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Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street
Glace Bay, NS B1A 2P6
(902) 849-7520

V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home

16 Reserve St
Glace Bay, NS B1A 4V8
(902) 849-4505

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Looking back on Jewish community’s impact on life in Cape Breton - Cape Breton Post

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Epstein, Yazer, Allen, Shore, Simon, Gold, Rosenblum, David, Ein, Chernin, Moraff, Spinner and Mendelson were once commonplace on storefronts and shops in the downtowns of Sydney, Whitney Pier, Glace Bay and New Waterford. But names familiar to older generations are now unknown to many young people. So, what happened to these once vibrant Jewish communities? A Matter of Survival To understand why Jewish immigrants came to Cape Breton, one needs only to look at world history and specifically that of the Jewish people whose existence has always been punctuated with persecution. It dates back long before the Holocaust in which more than 6,000,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis during the Second World War. Indeed, some 200 years before Christ, the Greek-controlled Seleucid Empire (that included the Holy Land) made it a capital offense to be in the possession of Jewish scriptures. By the Middle Ages, many Christians came to hold the Jewish people collectively responsible for the killing of Jesus. Jews were massacred during the Crusades, blamed for the plagues that devastated Europe, and discriminated against almost everywhere they settled. Rabbi David Ellis The Jewish people who arrived in Cape Breton in the late 1800s and early 1900s were also on the run. Most escaped Russian-governed Eastern European territories, including present-day Belarus and Ukraine, where rampant anti-Semitism targeted Jews in organized, violent and wide-scale government-condoned attacks known as "pogroms" in Russia. Halifax-based Rabbi David Ellis said that while they fled across the globe, those who came to Cape Breton were quick to recognize the opportunities afforded by the area's burgeoning coal and steel industries. "Give...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/looking-back-on-jewish-communitys-impact-on-life-in-cape-breton-291378/

Body of missing Glace Bay man found - Cape Breton Post

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Police were contacted by Simmons' family on Nov. 19, after they had not seen or heard from the 64-year-old Glace Bay native since Nov. 13 and were concerned for his health and well-being. Last week, police said Simmons was last seen in the early afternoon of Nov. 15, walking on Plummer Avenue in the direction of Hinchey Avenue towards the ocean. They believe Simmons was at the New Waterford emergency room earlier that day and spent a few minutes speaking to two people in the entrance area. A search was conducted by Cape Breton Search and Rescue in New Waterford on Nov. 27. Related: • Search for missing Glace Bay man shifts to New Waterford • Police asking for help to locate Glace Bay man Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/body-of-missing-glace-bay-man-found-265127/

Former Glace Bay church turned into funeral home - CBC.ca

Friday, June 02, 2017

Operators of a Glace Bay funeral home say they get a lot of unusual requests: some people want to get married or have their children baptized, while others drop in to pray. The building that houses the funeral home was once Holy Family Church. It was one of several Catholic churches closed in the Glace Bay area in 2013.Trevor Tracey, who is originally from Glace Bay, bought the building to start his second T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists funeral home.'Cape Breton hospitality'"The intent was to save the church," said Tracey's sister and funeral home employee Debbie Tracey. "It was such an integral part of the community."Debbie said the funeral home is open to former parishoners who want to visit. She said they have heard from community members they are glad the church is being preserved.  T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists renovated the former church to turn it into a funeral home. (CBC News)"It's a whole lot of Cape Breton hospitality here," she said."It's very unique because i...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/glace-bay-funeral-home-holy-family-church-1.4055223

Former Glace Bay church turned into funeral home - Nova Scotia ... - CBC.ca

Friday, April 21, 2017

Operators of a Glace Bay funeral home say they get a lot of unusual requests: some people want to get married or have their children baptized, while others drop in to pray. The building that houses the funeral home was once Holy Family Church. It was one of several Catholic churches closed in the Glace Bay area in 2013.Trevor Tracey, who is originally from Glace Bay, bought the building to start his second T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists funeral home.'Cape Breton hospitality'"The intent was to save the church," said Tracey's sister and funeral home employee Debbie Tracey. "It was such an integral part of the community."Debbie said the funeral home is open to former parishoners who want to visit. She said they have heard from community members they are glad the church is being preserved.  T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists renovated the former church to turn it into a funeral home. (CBC News)"It's a whole lot of Cape Breton hospitality here," she said."It's very unique because i...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/glace-bay-funeral-home-holy-family-church-1.4055223

Cape Breton soup kitchen founder dies - CBC.ca

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Melvin Sangster, co-ordinator of Harvest House Ministries, a charity in Glace Bay and North Sydney, N.S., that supplies homeless people with hot meals and clothing, died Friday.  Members of the community have praised the popular outreach worker for his dedication to improving the lives of the less fortunate. But he has a darker past. Sangster was convicted in the 1990s of sexually assaulting four girls between the ages of 11 and 12 and was sentenced to two years behind bars. CBC News has revised this story to reflect his criminal past after being contacted by a victim. Sangster is a native of Guysborough County, where the sexual abuse against the girls occurred. His funeral is scheduled to be held there Friday. 'He paid his debt to society' His daughter, Sabrina Sangster, said this week she had expected her father's past would surface after his death became known. But she said he dedicated his life to the work of God and to the service of others after his release. "We don't want the past to overshadow the good that mom and dad were able to do. He paid his...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harvest-house-sydney-melvin-sangster-dead-1.3937345

Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud - CBC.ca

Wednesday, 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...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/chant-s-funeral-home-police-investigate-fraud-1.5042454

Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley News

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.albernivalleynews.com/obituaries/joan-elnora-mahovlic/

No applicants yet for public seats on Nova Scotia funeral board - Cape Breton Post

Wednesday, 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. Rodger Gregg "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...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/no-applicants-yet-for-public-seats-on-nova-scotia-funeral-board-295042/