Yarmouth NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral scheduled for young girl who died in Christmas parade tragedy - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:33AM AST
YARMOUTH, N.S. -- A funeral will be held Thursday for a young girl who died in a tragic Christmas parade accident in Yarmouth, N.S.
The small town of 7,000 people was left devastated when four-year-old MaCali Cormier died Saturday night after she fell under the wheels of a float during the annual Parade of Lights.
A visitation has been scheduled at the Yarmouth Wesleyan Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the same church.
H.M. Huskilson's funeral home in Yarmouth has chosen to absorb the funeral costs, and instead, donations can be made to a trust fund for MaCali's younger siblings.
Grief counsellors were dispatched to local schools on Tuesday, as students returned from a previously scheduled day off.
Her obituary said MaCali was a pre-primary student at Yarmouth Central School and "couldn't wait" to go to the new school that is being built across the street.
A candlelight vigil was held at Frost Park in Yarmouth Monday night in memory of MaCali, who was the oldest of three children.
Meantime, a woman who has gone through lo...
Heartache in Yarmouth after young girl’s death following Christmas parade tragedy - The VanguardSaturday, March 02, 2019
YARMOUTH, N.S. – It's always been a magical night. A family night. A community night.
A night where Christmas lights twinkle and holiday decorations shimmer. Where parade participants - bundled up for the weather, decked out for the season - wave and smile to the spectators lining the route.
Where those watching the parade - mostly children and families, equally dressed for the weather in hats, mittens, gloves and scarfs – smile and wave in return. "It's so pretty!" people exclaim as the colourful floats pass by. And when he appears - Santa! - squeals of excitement from kids replace the holiday music that's been filling the air.
It's just a perfect family outing to ring in the season. And one that repeats itself in communities everywhere.
This is how Saturday's annual Parade of Lights in Yarmouth was supposed to be.
And it's how the parade started out.
But it's not how it ended.
The Nov. 24 event that brings the community together in celebration instead has brought the comm...
EDITORIAL: Parade precautions | Editorials | Opinion - TheChronicleHerald.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
The heart-wrenching tragedy in Yarmouth, N.S. last Saturday left people shaking their heads in disbelief. How could such a happy event like a Christmas parade result in such a horrible accident?
As it turns out, very easily.
The death of a four-year-old girl left her family and friends stricken and the town shaken. The entire Atlantic region and beyond grieves with the family of McCali Cormier. She fell under a float and was fatally injured in full view of scores of horrified onlookers.
The accident leaves municipalities, police departments, parade organizers and volunteers asking if such a similar tragedy could happen in their community. The answer is yes.
The potential for an accident lurks everywhere. Many Christmas parades don't begin until dusk or dark, to add extra sparkle for the lights and decorations on floats. But it makes the events more dangerous. It's harder for drivers to see; children get caught up in the excitement and want to get closer for a better view, and people are distracted. If there is i...
Funeral arrangements finalized for 3 of 4 children who died in Pubnico Head, NS fire - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
He loved to tell jokes even though they rarely made sense,” the obituary read.A Facebook Live stream will be available for viewing on the Yarmouth Wesleyan Church Facebook PageStory continues belowREAD: Family that lost children in fatal Pubnico Head, N.S. fire ‘needs a lot of prayer’: relativeA joint funeral service for Winston Prouty and Jayla Kennedy will be held on Jan. 23 at 2 p.mWinston was just four-months-old at the time of his death.“Winston loved to jump in his jolly jumper and watch Baby Einstein when he wasn’t cuddling up to his mom and dad,” the infant’s obituary read.“During his short stay on earth he touched many lives and was deeply loved by family and friends. He truly was a special gift to us. Some people only dream of angels, we held ours in our arms.”READ: Man rescued from fatal house fire ‘struggling to stay alive’: relativeJayla Kennedy “was happiest when she made others happy and will always be remembered for her beautiful and contagious smile.”According to the four-year-old’s obituary, she loved riding her bike, swimming, beach combing, dancing or “bugging her mommy” and loved playing with all her siblings and cousins.In both Winston and Jayla’s obituary’s, the family says they would like to thank “the first responders, funeral homes, hospital staff and everyone near and far that has went above and beyond to help our families in this difficult time. It will not be forgotten.”WATCH: ‘It’s never weak to speak’: First responders encouraged to seek help following fatal Nova Scotia fireThe services for Jayla, Winston and Mason are under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home.The service for seven-year-old Mya, the...
Dr. Wilfrid A. Cloutier - CapeNews.netThursday, April 12, 2018
Dr. Wilfrid A. Cloutier, 96, of West Yarmouth, a veteran of the Korean War, died on March 12. He leaves family in Sandwich.He was the husband of Rolande Cloutier for 59 years; she died in 2008.Born in Lewiston, Maine, to Fedora (Bisson) Cloutier and Amédée Cloutier, he attended Collège de Montréal.After finishing medical school at Université Laval in Montreal, he completed his surgical residency at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, where he was named chief resident and surgical instructor.Shortly after his marriage to Rolande Lanoue in 1949, Dr. Cloutier served as a thoracic surgeon at Tokyo Army Hospital during the Korean War. After two years in Japan, he was honorably discharged as a captain from the US Army.From 1953 to 1991 he practiced surgery in Lewiston, Maine, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, where he served as chief of surgery for 13 years. In May 1998, he and his wife moved to Cape Cod, living at Kings Way in Yarmouthport, to be closer to several of their children. He leaves...
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...