Lunenburg NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Passings - Leominster ChampionWednesday, February 8, 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.
Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
She was also a member of the board of the United Way of Pictou County, the African United Baptist Association, AUBA Women’s Institute, Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Pictou County Council of Churches, Pictou County Seniors Festival and Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care. Her volunteerism did not go unnoticed as she was the recipient of awards from the Black Cultural Centre, United Way, Pictou County Music Festival as well as a cultural heritage award from the Town of New Glasgow to name a few.
“I have been here (in Pictou County) since 1989 and what always amazed me was her quiet gentleness and anything you asked her do, it was done excellently,” said Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson of New Glasgow.
Aleta Williams: The first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media. She worked for The Evening News in New Glasgow for 20 years and continued to write for the newspaper well into her 80s. #newglasgow#aletawilliams#violadesmondpic.twitter.com/PKj0oaH9C4 — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) April 12, 2018
Many people will remember Williams for her career accomplishment as the first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media.
But this wasn’t the job that Williams was looking for when she sat down for an interview with Harry Sutherland, owner of The Evening News, now known as The News. She had applied for a position in business administration but Sutherland was so impressed with her, he asked her to work in his editorial department. She accepted and within a few months was named women’s editor.
“Aleta is a true pillar in her community and has been a trailblazer her entire life, without even realizing it,” said Jackie Jardine, editor of the Pictou Advocate and former community editor at The News. “She went to work at a time when most women were just entering the workforce and continued to work long after retirement. In fact, she was still writing newspaper columns when she was well into her 80s.”
For 20 years, she worked as family and community editor for The Evening News and was known for putting people at ease. Widowed at a young age and while most of her children were still at home, she never missed their school, music or sports events. Nor did she cut back on her commitments to her church or her community involvement.
“As a journalist, she knew her community,” said Dave Glenen, regional editor for Nova Scotia for Saltwire Network. “As we chased the fires, the mayors, the crime, she sought out the ordinary and drew out their stories. While most hoped not to be a target of some of our stories, all celebrated being in one of Aleta’s. It was common to hear on the weekends, people talking about the latest Aleta feature.”
Throughout her career she believed passionately that everyone has a story to tell and immediately put people at ease in the telling while she ...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He volunteered, at the age of 18, to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the cold war, serving from 1951 to 1987, as a jetfighter pilot. During flight training he was the recipient of the JD Siddley trophy for best performance, receiving his commission as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF in 1952. He served two tours in Germany, initially flying CF-86 sabres with 434 Squadron in Zweibrucken from 1953-54 and then returning to command 441 and 439 Squadrons flying CF-104 starfighters in Lahr and Baden-Sollingen from 1969-72. After his first tour overseas he married his high-school sweetheart and lifelong love, Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1...
CP Explains: How bodies are identified by the authorities - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
That’s often the easiest and quickest way to identify a body,” said Dr. Matt Bowes, chief medical examiner for Nova Scotia.Another option is using genetic matching. The problem is that it can take time to get the DNA comparisons done.“You want to give information to families quickly and you want to figure things out as quickly as you can, so it’s always at the moment thinking what is the best approach to take,” Huyer said.Related: Dyed hair a factor in Humboldt bus crash victim mix-upWhat difficulties did the Saskatchewan coroner face in the bus crash?The situation in Saskatchewan was complex for several reasons. One of them was the large number of victims who had suffered terrible injuries that rendered them less recognizable. Further compounding the problem was that the teammates had dyed their hair blond for the playoffs, were of similar age and similar build.“In addition to that, the coroner is probably under a tremendous amount of pressure to clear the scene for obvious reasons of compassion,” Bowes said. “Nobody likes to stand in the way of reuniting of the family and the loved one. This is certainly the kind of thing where an error could occur.”Given the frailties inherent in any identification process, errors can and do occur, Bowes said.“They’re famous in our community,” he said. “They’re one of the things we’re very mindful of.”In one case, a man in Toronto was hit by a commuter train in 2004 and a visual identification by his sister was done. The family was at the funeral, when the man himself arrived at the sister’s house to say he wasn’t dead. “That would be one of the most extraordinary examples in Canadian history,” Bouwer said.What should be done when ID mistakes do happen.The important thing is to be very upfront and honest about what happened, Bowes said. He gave authorities in Saskatchewan credit for doing just that.“We all have to remember these things do happen,” Bowes said. “Most people are tremendously forgiving when you’re humble and forthcoming with your error.”Bowes also suggested a staff meeting to re-examine standard operating procedures to see what might have been done differently to prevent a recurrence of the mix-up. Even the best written procedures can be rewritten, he said.Fortunately, the situation in Saskatchewan is an extraordinarily rare circumstance in Canada, Bowes said.“A mass-fatality event with 15 dead is almost unknown in Canada. You can practically count them on the fingers of your hands. They are rare.”Colin Perkel, The Can...