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Betty McMillan, Stratford's first female mayor, dies - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
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Betty McMillan, Stratford’s first female mayor, dies
By Mark BrownFebruary 18, 2019 8:24pm@markbrownradio
A pioneer in Stratford politics has passed away.
Betty McMillan, who served for many years as an alderman on Stratford municipal council and became Stratford’s first female mayor, died Saturday at the Spruce Lodge long-term care facility. She was 95.
According to the obituary provided by W.G. Young Funeral Home, McMillan had worked as a teacher and a realtor before developing an interest in politics, having worked on several election campaigns. In addition to serving as mayor of Stratford in the 1970s, McMillan had also served on council and for one term on the Stratford Board of Education.
Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson tweeted his condolences to the McMillan family, calling McMillan a “kind, thoughtful and great leader”. Mathieson has ordered all flags at Stratford city buildings to be lowered to half-staff.
Saddened to learn of the passing of former @cityofstratford Mayor Betty McMillan. Betty was a kind, thoughtful & great leader. On behalf of all citizens please accept our heartfelt condolences, flags to be lowered on city buildings this week in her memory https://t.co/F8NxB044wn
- Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) February 19, 2019
McMillan was born Betty Ashbourne and was ...
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall to close - Standard FreeholderWednesday, March 27, 2019
Program co-ordinator Gisele Roy, left, and office co-ordinator Ileen Cayer stand in front of the lending library at the Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall and Area office on Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Cornwall, Ont. Alan S. Hale/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network
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Death and the grief that follows is an inescapable reality of the human condition.Even if you have never experienced the grief of losing a loved one, it will happen to you eventually. And after that, someone else will experience it when it is your own time to go.But at the end of May, there will be one less place in Cornwall to get help as the Bereaved Families of Ontario – Cornwall and Area (BFO) is closing.For many years, the volunteer-led group has been helping grieving people in the city and the townships work out their feelings by letting them talk to people who been through the same thing. It wasn't grief counselling per se – because...
Donald Michael “Don” Lemiski - Vernon Morning StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Donald Michael (Don) Lemiski was born on August 6th, 1933 in Vegreville, Alberta and moved with his parents to Vernon, B.C. in 1944. He graduated from Vernon High School and studied at the University of Alberta where he met his future wife, Shirley Sutherland. They married and returned to Vernon to raise their family and start a dental practice. Don was a well known and respected dentist for 43 years in downtown Vernon and he also helped establish a permanent dental theatre in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and Michael Lemiski; his first wife, Shirley; one sister-in-law, Janet Lemiski and his dear friend, Beryl Rook.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Brigitte; two brothers, Frank and Michael (Hedy); his four children, Doug (Nathalie), David (Norma), Bill (Dawn) and Carol Ryan (Dan). His memory will be forever cherished by his nine grandchildren, Brett and John (and their mother, Mardy), Evan and Mica, Adrian and Sean, Josie, Elle and...
Bane, Jean Hypes - NRVN NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
After 93 years, four months and five days, Jean Price Hypes Bane has departed this life to go to her final home with the Lord. Born October 19, 1925 in the family home in the Sinking Creek Valley of Craig County, VA, Jean was the only daughter of Laura Beatrice Trenor and James Watson Hypes.
She graduated from Maywood High School and then earned a BA degree in Mathematics from Radford State Teachers College and an MEd in Counseling from Radford College. Jean began a life-long career with the school systems. She taught math at Covington High School and Pearisburg High School where the Class of 1960 captured a piece of her heart as a special group of students. She finished the last twenty-four years of her career as a guidance counselor at Giles High School in Pearisburg, VA. She married William Doak Bane, Sr. of Pearisburg, VA on August 14, 1948; they had seventy fulfilling years of marriage. They were blessed with two children and a life-long career together of remodeling the old family home at Cedar Grove...
Becoming a seafarers' chaplain was not exactly his retirement plan - CatholicPhilly.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Deacon Dileep Athaide, a chaplain from the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia, who ministers to seafarers aboard cargo ships, poses March 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Agnieszka Ruck, The B.C. Catholic)
By Agnieszka Ruck • Catholic News Service • Posted March 27, 2019 DELTA, British Columbia (CNS) — A few years ago, Deacon Dileep Athaide could never have guessed he’d become a frequent visitor on the immense coal and container ships dotting the horizon in Delta and Vancouver.
Yet nearly every day, he finds himself donning a hard hat, reflective vest and steel-toed boots, chatting with security guards who recognize his white collar and climbing high ladders into cargo ships as a chaplain to seafarers.
“It’s only three years that I’ve been doing this, but it feels like 10 years — in a good way,” Deacon Athaide, 69, told The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, while on board a Japanese coal carrier at Westshore Terminals...