Yarmouth NS Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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-ol...
More than 600 at funeral for NS boy who died in fire - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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YARMOUTH, N.S. -- A seven-year-old boy was remembered Monday as "an old, wise soul" who gazed in wonder at the stars and imagined clouds were heaven's islands, as family members said goodbye at the funeral for one of four children killed in a Nova Scotia house fire.
"You met him once and you would never forget him," Mason Grant's father, Jeremy Grant, said in a eulogy read by Rev. Adriaan James Plaizier, the pastor at Yarmouth Wesleyan Church.
More than 600 people attended the second of three funerals from the devastating fire that swept through a fisherman's home two weeks ago. Mason died Jan. 7 while staying overnight at the Pubnico Head residence.
Jeremy Grant's eulogy described Mason as an active boy who loved outdoor activities such as hunting -- and who asked for a list on how to be a good big brother after he learned his little sister was on the way.
"I hope you hold those memories close to you and you use them to get through this hard time," he said.
Michel Boudreau read Mason's mother's recollection of lying with he...
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. ...
Forest funeral being held in Halifax to mourn loss of province's trees - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, December 14, 2017
Nova Scotia’s forests.
The Healthy Forest Coalition is inviting all Nova Scotians to attend. The event, which is expected to draw participants from Yarmouth to Sydney, begins at 1 p.m. at Parade Square. From there, participants are planning to march to Province House in an effort to send a message to elected officials “to end the irresponsible, wholesale clear cutting of our forests,” a news release says.
Pallbearers, led by a bag piper, are to carry caskets of wildlife and trees.
Participants are expected to include woodlot owners, forestry workers, scientists, tourism promoters, and rural and urban citizens.
Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft will deliver a eulogy for the forests, with other speakers and musicians taking part to mark the life and loss of Nova Scotia forests.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Minetta M. Hamilton - Nantucket Island InquirerFriday, April 21, 2017
Donald H. Johnson. She is survived by her son David's wife Joyce Hamilton of Wells, ME; her son Richard W. Hamilton of Rochester, NH; her daughter Jeanette M. (Hamilton) and husband Steven Villani of Yarmouth, MA; her brother John S. Johnson of Wiscasset, ME; her grandchildren Brian D. Hamilton of AZ, Dr. Scott L. Hamilton and wife Danielle of Wells, ME and Natasha and husband Stephen Brown of Addington, MA. Minetta is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren.Friends and Relatives are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10a.m. to 12noon at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main St. (Route 28), W. Harwich, MA 02671 followed by a 1p.m. Funeral Service at the Church of the Nazarene, 209 Upper County Rd., S. Dennis, MA 02660. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, E. Harwich, MA.For online condolences please visit www.doanebealames.com.Doane, Beal & AmesFuneral Home508-432-0593Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He volunteered, at the age of 18, to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the cold war, serving from 1951 to 1987, as a jetfighter pilot. During flight training he was the recipient of the JD Siddley trophy for best performance, receiving his commission as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF in 1952. He served two tours in Germany, initially flying CF-86 sabres with 434 Squadron in Zweibrucken from 1953-54 and then returning to command 441 and 439 Squadrons flying CF-104 starfighters in Lahr and Baden-Sollingen from 1969-72. After his first tour overseas he married his high-school sweetheart and lifelong love, Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1...
CP Explains: How bodies are identified by the authorities - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
That’s often the easiest and quickest way to identify a body,” said Dr. Matt Bowes, chief medical examiner for Nova Scotia.Another option is using genetic matching. The problem is that it can take time to get the DNA comparisons done.“You want to give information to families quickly and you want to figure things out as quickly as you can, so it’s always at the moment thinking what is the best approach to take,” Huyer said.Related: Dyed hair a factor in Humboldt bus crash victim mix-upWhat difficulties did the Saskatchewan coroner face in the bus crash?The situation in Saskatchewan was complex for several reasons. One of them was the large number of victims who had suffered terrible injuries that rendered them less recognizable. Further compounding the problem was that the teammates had dyed their hair blond for the playoffs, were of similar age and similar build.“In addition to that, the coroner is probably under a tremendous amount of pressure to clear the scene for obvious reasons of compassion,” Bowes said. “Nobody likes to stand in the way of reuniting of the family and the loved one. This is certainly the kind of thing where an error could occur.”Given the frailties inherent in any identification process, errors can and do occur, Bowes said.“They’re famous in our community,” he said. “They’re one of the things we’re very mindful of.”In one case, a man in Toronto was hit by a commuter train in 2004 and a visual identification by his sister was done. The family was at the funeral, when the man himself arrived at the sister’s house to say he wasn’t dead. “That would be one of the most extraordinary examples in Canadian history,” Bouwer said.What should be done when ID mistakes do happen.The important thing is to be very upfront and honest about what happened, Bowes said. He gave authorities in Saskatchewan credit for doing just that.“We all have to remember these things do happen,” Bowes said. “Most people are tremendously forgiving when you’re humble and forthcoming with your error.”Bowes also suggested a staff meeting to re-examine standard operating procedures to see what might have been done differently to prevent a recurrence of the mix-up. Even the best written procedures can be rewritten, he said.Fortunately, the situation in Saskatchewan is an extraordinarily rare circumstance in Canada, Bowes said.“A mass-fatality event with 15 dead is almost unknown in Canada. You can practically count them on the fingers of your hands. They are rare.”Colin Perkel, The Can...
Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
She was also a member of the board of the United Way of Pictou County, the African United Baptist Association, AUBA Women’s Institute, Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Pictou County Council of Churches, Pictou County Seniors Festival and Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care. Her volunteerism did not go unnoticed as she was the recipient of awards from the Black Cultural Centre, United Way, Pictou County Music Festival as well as a cultural heritage award from the Town of New Glasgow to name a few.
“I have been here (in Pictou County) since 1989 and what always amazed me was her quiet gentleness and anything you asked her do, it was done excellently,” said Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson of New Glasgow.
Aleta Williams: The first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media. She worked for The Evening News in New Glasgow for 20 years and continued to write for the newspaper well into her 80s. #newglasgow#aletawilliams#violadesmondpic.twitter.com/PKj0oaH9C4 — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) April 12, 2018
Many people will remember Williams for her career accomplishment as the first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media.
But this wasn’t the job that Williams was looking for when she sat down for an interview with Harry Sutherland, owner of The Evening News, now known as The News. She had applied for a position in business administration but Sutherland was so impressed with her, he asked her to work in his editorial department. She accepted and within a few months was named women’s editor.
“Aleta is a true pillar in her community and has been a trailblazer her entire life, without even realizing it,” said Jackie Jardine, editor of the Pictou Advocate and former community editor at The News. “She went to work at a time when most women were just entering the workforce and continued to work long after retirement. In fact, she was still writing newspaper columns when she was well into her 80s.”
For 20 years, she worked as family and community editor for The Evening News and was known for putting people at ease. Widowed at a young age and while most of her children were still at home, she never missed their school, music or sports events. Nor did she cut back on her commitments to her church or her community involvement.
“As a journalist, she knew her community,” said Dave Glenen, regional editor for Nova Scotia for Saltwire Network. “As we chased the fires, the mayors, the crime, she sought out the ordinary and drew out their stories. While most hoped not to be a target of some of our stories, all celebrated being in one of Aleta’s. It was common to hear on the weekends, people talking about the latest Aleta feature.”
Throughout her career she believed passionately that everyone has a story to tell and immediately put people at ease in the telling while she ...