Westville NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 02, 2019
DANVILLE - Albert Frank Czapski, 90, of Danville, formerly of Westville, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2019) at North Logan Health Care Center.
He was born May 8, 1928, in Danville, to Teofil and Catherine (Shandor) Czapski. He married Delores Jean Mikel on Oct. 23, 1948, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westville; she survives. Also surviving are his son, Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park.
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
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New Waterford Strands star Leo Fahey dies at 93 - Cape Breton PostSaturday, March 02, 2019
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
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Jane M. Tarbell - WatertownDailyTimes.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Ky, Kason, Kendra, Kakwiranoron, Iotsienhiio, Roneratatenion, Jolee, Jase, Jaelyn, and Haiden; and a great granddaughter, Iesohtsherine. She is also survived by her mother, Janet of Westville; her sisters, Faye Ross and her companion, John Simons of Moira and Karen Brown of Westville; her brothers, Reid St. Ann of Westville and Tom and Donna St. Ann of Fort Covington; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.She was predeceased by her father, Lester; her sister-in-law, Carole St. Ann; and her brother-in-laws, Howard Ross and Jim Brown.Friends may call at her home, 1100 State Route 37, beginning 11:00 AM Thursday until 11:00 AM Friday, when a brief celebration of her life will be held. A memorial meal will follow the services at the American Legion, the family kindly invites all those wishing to honor Jane to attend.Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Theresa MacRaeThursday, August 18, 2016
MacRAE, Theresa of Bayshore Road, Presqu’ile Park, Brighton, passed away on August 9, 2016. Born in Westville, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Augustus Peter Chabassol and the late Margaret (McMullen) Chabassol. She was a Park resident since she retired in 1986 when she moved to Brighton from Toronto. She volunteered in the community and her church and actively enjoyed cards, darts and bingo. Theresa was a loving mother, nana, great-grandma, aunt, great aunt, sister and dear friend. She will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew her, including her daughter Patricia Voycey (Ralph) of Presqu’ile Park, and her sons, John (Cheryl) of Halifax, Micheal (Lori) of Innisfil, and Sinclair (Lisa) of Calgary, Alberta. Her grandchildren, Derek Voycey (Karen), Tara Selig (Chris), Paul and Michael MacRae, Christena McCain (Ross), Darryl MacRae (Amanda), Ashley Saariaki (Adam), Lianne MacRae, Clara, Jack and Will MacRae, her great grandchildren, Ben and Owen Voycey, Grace and Lucas Selig, Owen and Cole MacRae, and Emily and Hunter McCain. Dear sister of Bernie (Sally) Chabasso...
Newspaper plays important role in community - Danville Commercial NewsFriday, August 12, 2016
When Bob called my house to ask me what I thought of his column, I felt as though Michael Jordan was on the phone, asking me for tips on how to play basketball.
For a guy who grew up in Danville and Westville — and who probably learned to read by reading the funny papers in the The Commercial-News — it was an honor to write about my own District 118, my own Danville Area Community College, my own Schlarman High School, local politics and Danville City Hall. The years chased one another like kittens chasing their tails.
But I digress. Back to 1866.
A booming town
The Danville that gave rise to The Commercial was, to a large extent, the Danville that Lincoln knew as he rode the judicial circuit in the 1840s and 1850s. The Vermilion County Courthouse of 1832, where he argued countless cases, was still in use, as was the McCormack House, where he, circuit judges and fellow circuit riders often lodged. Many log buildings survived, as did some of the settlers who built them. Streets shifted from dust to mud to dust again.
But Danville, even then, was no jerkwater village. Half of that first, four-page inaugural newspaper was filled with classified and display advertisements for local businesses that occupied commercial blocks along Main and Vermilion streets. Danville was a county seat and growing market town with railroads, factories, schools, professional offices, seminaries, shops, saloons and churches.
The Danville Commercial’s first home, from 1866 until 1891, was above a hardware store at the southeast corner of Main and Walnut streets. After six years at 121 W. Main St., it moved to its present location on North Street.
A simple cast iron hand press — like the wooden version that Benjamin Franklin manned more than 100 years earlier — was used at first. It was hard, tedious, back-breaking work. All type was set by hand, one letter and one space at a time. It took two men a full day to print 200 four-page papers.
In 1874, that press was replaced by a steam-driven A. B. Taylor Cylinder Press, the first “power” press seen in Vermilion County. Business grew; The Commercial became a daily publication on Sept. 10, 1878.
The printing plant also featured a Gordon job press, which the printer powered with a foot treadle. With it, he printed business cards, invitations, funeral notices, handbills, tickets and other small orders br...
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...
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...