Port Hawkesbury NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Cape Breton politician known for his ties to Strait area - Cape Breton PostThursday, December 14, 2017
Acadian cabinet minister in the province’s history. He served as the minister of education, minister of youth, provincial secretary and minister of emergency measures.He owned CIGO in Port Hawkesbury between 1975 and 1985 and that’s where present station president Bob MacEachern first met him.“I was an employee of his company for about six years,” said MacEachern on Friday. “I didn’t work closely with him — I got to know him after that.”MacEachern said Doucet may have left Cape Breton to work as a lawyer in Halifax and as a consultant in Ottawa but the Strait area was never far from his mind.“He was always very much connected to the Strait region and what was going on.”Doucet is survived by his wife, Vida, five children, 13 grandchildren and four brothers. Snow’s Funeral Home in Halifax will announce the funeral information once it is firstname.lastname@example.orgLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Port Hawkesbury's Deveaux broke Royal Canadian Legion gender barrier - Cape Breton PostThursday, March 09, 2017
Under the Map acting troupe.And, she was also involved in politics, having served as campaign manager for longtime Port Hawkesbury Mayor Billy Joe MacLean, who stepped down last October after more than a half century in politics.“Jean Marie was a little lady, but she was six-feet-tall when it came to standing up for somebody’s rights or when it came to speaking her mind,” recalled MacLean.“Whatever she took on she made sure she did it well, so she gained a reputation around town as the one to talk to if you needed something done — she was well-respected in the community, she was a good mother, a good resident and a very smart girl.”Deveaux was also known for her moving speeches and her excellent writing skills that she put on display when writing articles for The Torch, the Royal Canadian Legion’s quarterly newspaper.Both a legion tribute service today and funeral mass on Saturday will be held in Port Hawkesbury this email@example.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Shortage expected to grow as baby boomers retire, say Cape Breton funeral operators - CBC.caFriday, September 02, 2016
North America faces a shortage of trained professionals and a wave of retirements loom, according to funeral home directors in Cape Breton.
In Port Hawkesbury, John Green, a funeral home director and vice president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada, is feeling the pinch.
"My own operation here in Port Hawkesbury we're seeking a full-time person and it's not the easiest to find," he says.
Funeral homes are looking far afield. Green says it's "not uncommon" for the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia to receive emails from funeral homes in British Columbia trying to find people to work.
Part of what's driving people away from the industry, Green says, is the long hours and the requirement to be constantly on call.
John Green is vice president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada. He says there's a shortage of trained funeral home workers across the country. (www.greensfuneralhome.ca)
There's also limited training opportunities. Green said the Nova Scotia Community College now only takes new students every two years, which means the system isn't turning out as many graduates.
And that's means fewer people to replace...
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...
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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