Kentville NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes found not guilty - durhamregion.comTuesday, January 31, 2017
KENTVILLE, N.S. — Prominent Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes has been found not guilty of gross indecency and indecent assault in a Nova Scotia case stemming from the 1970s.
Provincial court Judge Alan Tufts handed down the verdict Tuesday in Kentville, N.S., saying he found significant inconsistencies in the testimony of the witnesses.
Hawkes, a high-profile rights activist who officiated at former NDP leader Jack Layton's state funeral, was at the time a teacher in his mid-20s in the Annapolis Valley.
A man said Hawkes led him down a hallway naked during a drunken get-together at his trailer and forced oral sex on him in a bedroom when he was about 16 years old.
Two other men also testified they attended the get-together as teenagers, and one said he witnessed Hawkes performing oral sex on the complainant.
Tufts said Tuesday it's not clear what happened in the bedroom that night.
"It's easy to speculate, but that's not something that's permitted here," said the judge.
The complainant held...
Man testifies he saw Toronto pastor perform sex act on friend - MetroNews CanadaThursday, November 17, 2016
KENTVILLE, N.S. — Witnesses at the trial of a well-known Toronto pastor described the religious leader performing a sexual act on a teenage male and walking down a hallway nude during an alcohol-fuelled party at his Nova Scotia trailer in the 1970s.One witness said he watched Rev. Brent Hawkes perform oral sex on his friend on the floor of his home in the Greenwood, N.S., area during a party sometime in the mid-1970s."I couldn't believe it," the man testified in Kentville provincial court Monday at the trial of Hawkes, an influential gay rights advocate who officiated at former NDP leader Jack Layton's state funeral in 2011.The witness said he knew Hawkes when he was a student and that Hawkes was a basketball coach and teacher at a school in the Annapolis Valley.He said he was about 16 years old when a group of people went to Hawkes' home. The witness said he remembers only a few things about that night."It's not so much what I remember but what after 40 years I've been unable to forge...
Jeep funeral for little boy who 'loved getting muddy' - CBC.caFriday, October 28, 2016
It was a fitting send-off for 4-year-old Jacob Stern — dozens of Jeeps parading through Kentville, N.S., in his memory.
Stern lost his battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of aggressive muscular cancer, Monday at his home in Centreville, N.S., surrounded by his family.
The Jeep club, Pirate Off Road Nation, coordinated the parade.
"He would know every jeep, every colour of jeep, and whose jeep it was. He knows Jeeps, that little guy," said Roger Urquhart, a friend of Stern's family.
Love of Jeeps
Stern's family introduced him to the club two years ago and the connection was instant. The club surprised Stern in March 2015 with a convoy of 50 Jeeps to help take his mind off cancer. They also bought him a child-sized Jeep.
"He was all about the jeeps. He loved them, going off-road, going in the woods, and he loved mud. He loved getting muddy," said Jeff Hiltz, the founder of Pirate Off Road Nation.
About 100 members of the Jeep club participated in the convoy. The pirate flags on the Jeeps were flying at half-mast. Len Spencer, a Jeep club member,...
Solveig BullisFriday, September 02, 2016
Hospital on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. Solveig Bullis of Belleville in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Ronald Bullis. Loved mother of Michael (Linda) Bullis of Wasaga Beach; Mary Anne Bullis of Kentville, NS; Patricia Bullis of Belleville; and Christopher (Yvonne) Bullis of Courtney, BC. Ever remembered grandmother of Nicole, Erin, Jacob, Hillary, Conor, Emma; great-grandmother of Hailey-May and Owen. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered from St. Peter's Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. Father Timothy Harrison officiating. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
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...