Lunenburg NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Passings - Leominster ChampionWednesday, February 08, 2017
Leominster, passed away Jan. 1, 2017 at her home. Regina’s funeral was held Jan. 5, with a Mass in Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster. Burial will be in the spring in South Cemetery in Lunenburg. Arrangements are under the care of the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller- Masciarelli Funeral Homes in Lunenburg. (masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net)
Christos Tournas, 89
Christos L. Tournas, 89, of Leominster, passed away Jan. 6, 2017. The funeral was held Jan. 10 at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. Burial was held at Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. Arrangements are under the care of Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut. (dracutfuneralhome.com)
Beatrice Ussrey, 87
Beatrice D. (Lesnoski) Ussrey, 87, of Leominster, passed away Jan. 5, 2017 in the Life Care Center of Leominster. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 14 in Holy Family of Nazareth Church in Leominster. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home in Leominster. (richardsonfuneralhome.net)
Samuel Valera, 72
Samuel Joseph Valera, 72, formerly of Leominster, passed away Dec. 10, 2016 in his home in Randolph, Maine. A funeral Mass celebrating Sam’s vigorous and loving life will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at St. Anna’s Catholic Church in Leominster. Arrangements were under the care of Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner, Maine. (staplesfuneralhome.com)
Judith Welch, 59
Judith Anne (Roche) Welch, 59, of Leominster, passed away Dec. 27, 2016. A memorial service for the family and friends is planned for 11 a.m. Jan. 14 in Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster. There will be a reception following the service in Leominster for family and (by invitation only) close friends. Arrangements are under the care of Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., in Leominster. (wrightroyfuneralhome.com)
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Nova scotia: Charm of an Atlantic port - Philippine StarThursday, September 22, 2016
We opt for the latter and head straight to the old town of Lunenburg.
Established 1753, this UNESCO World Heritage listed site is considered to be the best preserved British colonial town in North America. Lunenburg’s main draw is its collection of painted historic homes that line its hilly streets. Among the town’s main highlights are the eye-catching Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic whose bright red façade dominates the waterfront and Saint John’s Anglican Cathedral with its noteworthy ‘Carpenter Gothic’ style that combines the traceries and pointed arches of Gothic architecture with boat-building techniques all interpreted in wood.
Nearby at Mahoney Bay, we get another taste of provincial maritime life where the bay-side scenery, punctuated by the towers of three Christian churches, is easily one of the most famous postcard pretty view of the region.
From Lunenburg, it’s a 45-minute drive to Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. On the way, the magic of the Nova Scotia countryside truly reveals itself as our driver and guide skips the quicker expressway route and take us on the longer but unquestionably more scenic back roads.
Suddenly, the landscape turns into a canvass of forested lanes which open up to little beaches, shimmering lakes and secluded coves with traditional fisherfolk communities. Among these is Peggy’s Cove, a rural lobster-catching locality of 670 people that attracts more tourists than its population. Fortunately, local knowledge prevails and our guide Greg Inglis of Kiwi Kaboodle tours timed our arrival for late afternoon when the big tour buses have departed.
So there we were at sunset, standing beneath the lighthouse that’s indisputably one of Canada’s most iconic spots, the cold wind blowing and the colossal waves of the Atlantic crashing in front us. This is the Nova Scotia of my imagination. And it is so much better than I had imagined.
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Calling all chowderheads: 10 tastings on Nova Scotia's chowder trail - The Boston GlobeThursday, August 18, 2016
Wright Globe correspondents August 12, 2016
‘In Nova Scotia, you’re judged by the quality of your chowder and your fish cakes,” said restaurateur and innkeeper Adam Bower of the Grand Banker in Lunenburg. While fish cakes don’t ring our culinary chimes, chowder is another kettle of fish. We love the stuff — which is why we decided to explore Nova Scotia one bowlful at a time, on the Nova Scotia chowder trail.
Before you get all “don’t we have great chowder right here in New England?” on us, let’s just say . . . sure, if you like clam chowder. We’ve done the Boston Chowder Fest many times. But Nova Scotia brings something special to the table — chowder made with plump Digby scallops, shrimp, smoked haddock, salmon, mussels, and lobster, or some combination of them, all pulled from local waters. Cream is typically involved, though not always, and seasonings vary by chef. The Nova Scotia chowders we sampled include a curried version, one made with almond broth, and one garnished with kale. If you’re a true chowderhead, Nova Scotia should top your bucket list.
There are 60-plus stops on the official Chowder Trail (recently re-labeled the “Seafood Trail”) but a tour de chowder offers a bonus beyond great eats: gorgeous scenery along the way, including beaches, lighthouses, and verdant hillsides dotted with wineries.
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...