Pictou NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
New Waterford Strands star Leo Fahey dies at 93 - Cape Breton PostSaturday, March 02, 2019
Melvin Gadd and Doug Petrie. The team called them up and that line was the leading scorers in the playoffs."
Fahey, whose contributions to sport in both New Waterford and Pictou County are near-legendary, moved to Stellarton in 1947, living most of his life there with his wife Lillian and family.
"He could shoot the puck both ways and I never heard of a guy that could do that," said Cormier. "I talked to Bruce Campbell and those guys and that's very rare that a person can shoot the puck with either hand."
Along with his hockey career, Fahey was also a Maritime boxing champion who was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame.
Fahey also played senior baseball with the Stellarton Albions, along with coaching hockey, track and field, and rugby at Stellarton High School for many years.
In later years, Fahey was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame as well as the New Waterford and District Sports Hall of Fame. He's also an inductee to the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2005, the Town of Stellarton honoured Fahey, renaming a street after him - Leo Fahey Way.
"He's a legend in the Stellarton area because he coached so many teams and built so many programs in baseball and hockey," said Cormier.
Fahey is survived by his sons Trevor (Jeayn), Gus (Lynn), daughters Lee and Alanna as well as his nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home in Westville.
The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Name in Westville with Father Bernie MacAdam officiating.
• Hometown: New Waterford• Resided: Stellarton
• Died: Age 93
• Sports: Hockey, baseball, boxing, track and field and rugby
• He was a star player for the New Waterford Strands hockey team in 1945-46. He also played with the Stellarton Royals
Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
NEW GLASGOW — A local woman who has left her mark in her community, her faith and in newsprint passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital Wednesday.
Aleta Williams, 94, was known to many in Pictou County for her kindness and strong sense of community. At a young age, she graduated from Maritime Business College and from there went to work in the Halifax dockyards. Marriage brought her to New Glasgow where she and her husband Murray raised their seven children, Murleta, Marty, Norma, Charla, Renny, Kerry and Julia.
She volunteered her time with the Canadian Girls in Training and was choir director of the Baptist Youth Fellowship at Second United Baptist Church in New Glasgow. She has a 70-year history of playing the organ in churches of many denominations. Believing music is as important as academics, she had all seven of her children in piano lessons at the same time and she was a passionate supporter of Pictou County’s Kiwanis Music Festival. It was also she who handled the results of the weeks-long festival year after year.
“She was always a happy and jovial person,” said Rev. Morley Shaw of New Glasgow. “I really noticed that every time I looked down from the pulpit.
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...