Liverpool NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Today in Music History - July 15 - National PostWednesday, July 05, 2017
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014 as the disease limited her ability to travel.In 1958, Julia Lennon, John Lennon’s mother, died in a car crash in Liverpool.In 1959, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver was officially opened by the Queen. A gala concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan and Nicholas Goldschmidt, with violinist Betty-Jean Hagen and soprano Lois Marshall. The theatre was actually first used four days earlier for a Vancouver Symphony concert.In 1960, American opera singer Lawrence Tibbett died in New York at age 63.In 1972, Elton John registered his first No. 1 album when “Honky Chateau” topped the Billboard 200 Album chart.In 1973, singer Ray Davies announced during a concert in London that he was leaving “The Kinks.” He returned after a few days.In 1980, pop stars Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival in a production of “Gilbert and Sullivan’s” “The Pirates of Penzance.” The production moved to Broadway in 1981, and Ronstadt and Smith both starred in a later movie version.In 1982, musician-arranger Bill Justis, whose 1957 recording of “Raunchy” sold a million copies, died in Nashville at the age of 55. “Raunchy,” an alto-sax dominated instrumental, made both the pop and country top-10.In 1986, Columbia Records dropped country star Johnny Cash after 28 years. Cash had not had a solo top-10 hit since “The Baron” in 1981. But he was a member of “The Highwaymen” quartet with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson and they hit the top of the country charts in 1985. Cash signed a recording contract with Polygram later in 1986.In 1987, Lee Gaines, founder of the gospel-styled vocal group “The Delta Rhythm Boys,” died in Helsinki of cancer at age 73. Gaines wrote lyrics for many songs, including Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train.” “The Delta Rhythm Boys” had a hit in 1946 with “Just a Sittin’ and A-Rockin,” and appeared on Ella Fitzgerald’s hit recordings of “It’s Only a Paper Moon” and “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons.” At Gaines’s funeral a week after his death, another member of “The Delta Rhythm Boys,” Hugh Bryant, dropped dead of a heart attack.In 1988, MTV banned the video for Neil Young’s “This Note’s For You” because it ridiculed MTV sponsors.1989, more than 200,000 people crammed into Venice, a city of 83,000, for a free concert by “Pink Floyd.” The band performed on a floating stage in the Italian city’s lagoon. Residents complained about violence, drug use and littering, and 80 people were slightly hurt in a scuffle before the show began. Concert-goers also complained — about inadequate toilets and emergency facilities.In 1993, the Australian rock band “Midnight Oil” played a free concert in a field of tree stumps at Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The show was part of ...
Bruce MakosFriday, March 17, 2017
Len Bentham, and Karen’s siblings also mourn the loss of an amazing man and good friend.
A celebration of Bruce's life will be held at The Lake House, 600 Liverpool Road, Pickering, on Sunday, April 9, at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you visit kiva.org and consider a loan and/or donation.
Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba ChronicleThursday, March 09, 2017
Ontario, flying Cornells, Harvards, Cessna Crane Twins, and instructing in Avro Ansons in Saskatchewan - all before he was 20-years-old.
In January, 1944, he sailed on the SS Normandie back to Liverpool.
Kenneth Alan Wilkinson served during the Second World War.Contributed
From there he was stationed at Harrogate, Sywell, Lincolnshire, and Scotland training in Oxfords, Blind Flying Blenheims, Beauforts, night flying in ice and snow as well as Beaufighters and Mosquitoes.
A lifelong friendship was formed with his navigator Paddy (Harold) McNabb, who was a teacher from Belfast.
With victory in Europe, the war was over but Ken and Paddy joined the No12 Ferry Unit at Melton Mowbray, where they tested aircrafts.
On July 29, 1945, Ken and Paddy left for the 20th Squadron. They travelled to Poona, India via France, Malta, Cairo, Habanyia - Barhein, Nagpur to Poona.
From March 1946, they started ferrying Mosquitoes and Sunderlands to Singapore and Penang as well as Dakotas to Changi.
They were involved with Air Sea Rescue for planes, after which Ken was in charge of the Air Sea Rescue Officers shop in Raffles Square.
Ken was demobbed in October 1946, after which he did a business course, then worked with Wallace Arnold Tours.
The little union jack flag that flew with Ken and Paddy has continued for the past 70 years to travel each Christmas, with Ken and Paddy each keeping it for a year.
In 1948 at a ball in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, Ken met Rita Smurthwaite, whom he married in Burley- in-Wharfedale's St Mary's church on April 21, 1948.
They sailed soon after with Rita's family to New Zealand, but moved to Toowoomba in April 1952.
Soon after arriving in Toowoomba, Ken joined the Repertory Society and Toowoomba Choral Society so each year the family learnt and sang the words for the musicals.
Ken kept the programs of every show he performed during the next 50 years.
Most of the portraits in these show programs were done by Ken as photography was a big part of his life with a photographic record of anything and everything he was involved in.
Rita and Ken's four children were born in Toowoomba - Christine, Peter, Wendy and Jeremy.
Ken's brother -in-law, John Dunbar starte...
Liverpool loses one of its most successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists - The AdvanceFriday, September 30, 2016
LIVERPOOL - Dr. Bill Murphy, 84, died at home on Sept. 28.
He was the co-founder and president of Mersey Seafoods for more than half a Century.
Murphy graduated with a degree in dentistry in 1956. He married Janet Roper the same year, and moved to Liverpool, where he ran a family dentistry practice.
In 1964, he co-founded Mersey Seafoods Ltd. He later gave up his dentist practice to run Mersey Seafoods. He grew the business to include plants in Moose Harbour, Guysborough County, Petit de Grat, and Souris, P.E.I. His son joined the business in the early 1980’s They oversaw the building of three pioneering freezer trawlers - Mersey Viking (1980), Mersey Venture (1987), and Mersey Phoenix (2002) - and the expansion of markets for once-underutilized species. At its peak, Mersey Seafoods employed close to 2000 people.
He was appointed to many industry panels, government advisory boards, and international trade commissions. He was particularly honoured to have served as two-term Chair of th...
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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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...
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...