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

Friday, June 2, 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

Holy Family's resting place comes as a funeral home - The Catholic Register

Friday, September 9, 2016

Growing up in Glace Bay, N.S., Trevor Tracey watched funerals pass by the windows of his elementary school and dreamed that one day he would be the man leading the procession. By the end of the month, Tracey’s dream will have come true when T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists opens in Glace Bay. Tracey recently completed a deal with the Diocese of Antigonish to purchase Holy Family Church, one of six Glace Bay-area Catholic churches to close since 2013, and turn it into a funeral home. “In Grade Primary I would watch the funeral processions coming down the street,” he said. “I used to be really, really intrigued by that. (My teacher) would come and she’d have to close the blind so that I would pay attention.” Tracey came by his passion for the funeral business early. When the final school bell rang for the day many of his classmates would turn their attention to hockey, but not Tracey. Instead he learned the trade of grave digging from his uncle. “My father died when I was young so I’d chu...
http://www.catholicregister.org/item/21806-holy-family-s-resting-place-comes-as-a-funeral-home

Funeral service for Coun. Darrell Flynn set for Tuesday - Cape Breton Post

Friday, September 9, 2016

GLACE BAY - The community continues to mourn the loss of Dist. 10 Coun. Darrell Flynn. A funeral service for Darrell Flynn, the councillor for District 10 on the Cape Breton Regional Municipality council, is scheduled for Tuesday. Other news Friend Frank Canova of Dominion, described Flynn as, “The type of person who made a difference in your life. Darrell changed things for a lot of people —including for me — through his kindness. He was truly a great guy.” Flynn, 58, was hospitalized June 22 battling complications related to pneumonia. He died July 6 surrounded by his family. Canova said many of his own children and grandchildren have worked at Swiss Chalet — which Flynn owned and operated in Sydney — a grandson still works there. He said the staff thought the world of their boss. “When they heard he died, they closed the restaurant, they were sharing stories and crying.” Canova said Flynn was an awesome councillor who would never seek the limelight, but would help anyone he could...
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2016-07-08/article-4582267/Funeral-service-for-Coun.-Darrell-Flynn-set-for-Tuesday/1

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

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...

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