North Sydney NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Campaign raising funds for family of 13-year-old Nova Scotia girl who died by suicide - MetroNews CanadaWednesday, July 05, 2017
She was loved by all. Please lets stand up for Madison and stop bullying,” the description of the fundraising page reads.Madison’s parents, Chris Royal and Amylynn Wilson of North Sydney, N.S., have said bullying led the death of their daughter and more needs to be done to ensure it doesn't happen to other young people.They said Madison was subject to verbal abuse at school and through social media.The page had reached $860 of the $1,000 goal by Friday afternoon.Wilson's death was the third this year alone in the Cape Breton Victoria School board. -With files from The Canadian PressLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Cape Breton soup kitchen founder dies - CBC.caTuesday, January 24, 2017
Melvin Sangster, co-ordinator of Harvest House Ministries, a charity in Glace Bay and North Sydney, N.S., that supplies homeless people with hot meals and clothing, died Friday.
Members of the community have praised the popular outreach worker for his dedication to improving the lives of the less fortunate.
But he has a darker past. Sangster was convicted in the 1990s of sexually assaulting four girls between the ages of 11 and 12 and was sentenced to two years behind bars.
CBC News has revised this story to reflect his criminal past after being contacted by a victim.
Sangster is a native of Guysborough County, where the sexual abuse against the girls occurred. His funeral is scheduled to be held there Friday.
'He paid his debt to society'
His daughter, Sabrina Sangster, said this week she had expected her father's past would surface after his death became known. But she said he dedicated his life to the work of God and to the service of others after his release.
"We don't want the past to overshadow the good that mom and dad were able to do. He paid his debt to societ...
Cape Breton police search for plant poacher - TheChronicleHerald.caFriday, August 12, 2016
Police are asking for help solving the theft of plants from a North Sydney Funeral Home.
A man was allegedly spotted taking approximately 20-30 plants at about 9 p.m. Monday from W.J. Dooley Funeral Service at 107 Pleasant St.
According to a Cape Breton Regional Police news release, a witness said they walked towards the property and saw the suspect drive away in an older, blue, single-cab pickup truck with a loud muffler. When yelled at, the suspect sped through a stop sign at Pleasant and Court streets, turning right onto Archibald Avenue.
The suspect is described to be in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, with a heavyset build. He was wearing a blue and orange striped shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-563-5151 or place an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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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...
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...