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Dr. Barrie deVeber, founder of bioethics institute, dies at 90 - The Catholic RegisterWednesday, March 27, 2019
If it was up to Dr. Barrie deVeber, his name would not be on the institution dedicated to researching all aspects of human life.
Alas, there were others who thought otherwise, and in 1982 the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research was born and continues to thrive to this day.
"He always said I didn't vote for that," said Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, but he was overruled by the board of what was then called the Human Life Research Institute.
"He wasn't seeking any spotlight," said Schadenberg.
Dr. deVeber, one of Canada's leading pro-life proponents, died Feb. 28 at the age of 90.
Dr. deVeber's hands were all over the pro-life movement in Canada. He founded Defense of the Unborn, the first official pro-life group in Canada, and was national president of Alliance for Life when it presented a pro-life petition to then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with more than one million signatures.
In addition to being founding president of the deVeber Institute, he was also founding...
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...
Famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter did it his way, reverend tells funeral - HalifaxToday.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
MARTINS POINT, N.S. - An American man who dedicated his life to finding treasure on Nova Scotia's Oak Island was remembered Monday as a larger-than-life figure who became a pillar in the community he made home for more than 50 years.
Roughly 120 people packed a small wood-panelled church in the coastal community of Martins Point for the funeral of Dan Blankenship.
Blankenship, a U.S. Army veteran who became fixated on the Oak Island mystery, died March 17 at age 95.
The service included a rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way."
"He enjoyed his life," said Rev. Ron Barkhouse of St. Mark's Anglican Church, where Blankenship would often attend services.
"He had 95 years to do what he wanted to do."
Blankenship was a staple on "The Curse of Oak Island,'' a reality TV series on the History channel set on the 57-hectare island on Nova Scotia's south shore.
David Eisnor, a longtime family friend, said during a eulogy that Blankenship was known around the world for being a treasure hunting legend, but he had many interests.
"His resume would...
Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:56AM EDT
The Ford government was in damage control mode Monday, denying allegations that an outspoken legislator was expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus for raising concerns about possible "illegal and unregistered" lobbying by the premier's friends and advisers.
Randy Hillier, a veteran politician who represents the eastern Ontario riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, was ousted Friday after the party said he was unwilling to be a team player.
But in an open letter Monday, Hillier gave his version of events, claiming he was turfed after pushing back against party operatives who he alleged are silencing elected politicians.
"Like many people, I had high hopes and expectations with the election of a PC government after 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, scandals, and harmful policies," Hillier said. "I could not stand by and tolerate operatives engaging in similar and more egregious acts."
Hillier, who wasn't at the legislature Monday, alleged he was condemned for a variety of activities including raising concerns of possible illegal and unregistered lobbyi...
Family remembers decorated WWII veteran - Brantford ExpositorWednesday, March 27, 2019
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A decorated veteran of the Second World War is being remembered as a devoted family man who enjoyed many hobbies. Jim Miklos, a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who served with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, died Sunday at Stedman Community Hospice. He was 96."He was devoted to his family and a man of many talents, a kind of Mr. Fix-it," his daughter Carole Miklos said. "I can't ever recall my mom or dad calling someone in to do repairs."They had seven kids to raise and there wasn't a lot of money around so if a repair was needed, dad would figure out how to do it himself."Born in Hungary in 1922, Mr. Miklos was four when his family came to Canada. They lived in New Waterford, Nova Scotia before moving to Brantford. A tool and die maker, Mr. Miklos volunteered for service overseas when the Second World War broke out in Europe.He served with the First Canadian Battalion, an elite airborne infantry battalion formed in 1942."When they found out that I was Hungarian they wanted me to become a ...