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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

Glace Bay NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Body of missing Glace Bay man found - Cape Breton Post

Saturday, March 2, 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 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

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

7 white caskets as Halifax says goodbye to children lost in house fire - CBC News

Saturday, 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...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-fire-victims-barho-family-1.5030677

Details emerging about Gerald Cotten, the young founder of QuadrigaCX - Burnaby Now

Saturday, 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. article continues below Trending Stories 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...
https://www.burnabynow.com/details-emerging-about-gerald-cotten-the-young-founder-of-quadrigacx-1.23626982

A 'warm embrace' for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims - OrilliaMatters.Com

Saturday, 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...
https://www.orilliamatters.com/national-news/a-warm-embrace-for-grieving-parents-at-funeral-of-seven-young-fire-victims-1257277