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WHITE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME

100 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, NS B4N 2E4
(902) 678-3339

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Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes found not guilty - durhamregion.com

Tuesday, 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...
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7094429-toronto-pastor-brent-hawkes-found-not-guilty/

Man testifies he saw Toronto pastor perform sex act on friend - MetroNews Canada

Thursday, 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...
http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/11/14/prominent-toronto-pastor-to-face-trial-on-decades-old-sex-crime-allegations.html

Jeep funeral for little boy who 'loved getting muddy' - CBC.ca

Friday, 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 Jeep surprise1:45 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,...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/jeep-funeral-jacob-stern-1.3827090

Solveig Bullis

Friday, September 2, 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...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/2695229/Bullis-Solveig/service-details.php

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

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