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The real 'Father of Confederation' – Part 2 - Cumberland News Now - Cumberland News NowWednesday, July 05, 2017
By this time, he was “Canada’s Grand Old Man”. He had outlived all his contemporaries. His last stop was in Amherst. The town celebrated for a whole week. The Canadian Prime Minister (Robert Borden) attended, as well as public figures from far and wide. Thousands of school children gathered and cheered, each waving a small Union Jack. Just two years later, on Oct.30, 1915, he died in England.His body was brought to Halifax for burial next to his wife. The city and Province gave him the greatest state funeral of its time. The funeral procession was over a mile long, which included some 5,000 troops.Many schools, public buildings and even a mountain in the Rockies have been named after Sir Charles. As we celebrate 150 years of Confederation, it is most appropriate that we honour his memory with pride and gratitude and recognize his rightful place in the history of our country.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Recounting Paul Martin's early days in Pembroke - Pembroke Daily ObserverFriday, June 02, 2017
During the conscription debate, Paul had his first exposure to politics. He accompanied his father to a speech being delivered by Prime Minister Robert Borden at the O'Brien Opera House. As he was a great admirer of Sir Wilfred Laurier, the former prime minister and current Liberal leader, Paul came to oppose conscription as well.The dispute over the Ontario Conservative government's implementation of Regulation 17, which wasdesigned to shut down French-language schools at a time when Francophones from Quebec were moving into eastern Ontario, sharpened Paul's views as a Liberal.“The dissent in Pembroke did not match the animosity felt in Ottawa but it concerned us just the same, perhaps because of the deep involvement of Bishop Lorrain,” he recounted later. “Certain people rightfully strove to extend the teaching of French in the town. At our separate school, we were taught only in English, and there was just one French teacher, despite the fact that nearly half my classmates were of French descent.”In 1918, Paul left Pembroke to attend high school at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec. Initially he sought to enter the priesthood, however, he changed his mind during his third year and was admitted to St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. Although his polio prevented him from participating, Paul managed the intramural hockey and intercollegiate football teams at the school. In the summer of 1921, Paul came to Pembroke to work in the mills. His experiences in the lumberyards of Pembroke helped to shape his attitudes and political philosophy including the struggles of the working man and trade unions. Sadly, it also changed his opinion of his hometown, which until this point he had viewed through a rather innocent lens.“Pembroke really belonged to five or six men who lived beside one another, sat on each other's boards, and called all the tunes,” Martin wrote later. “I became acu...
Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers Mobilize for Josiah Begg Funeral - Net NewsledgerFriday, June 02, 2017
Indigenous leaders in Thunder Bay have called for inquests to be held into the deaths.Sergeant Peter Moon is the public affairs ranger for the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Photos in this article were taken by Warrant Officer Ron Wen, Canadian Army.Our entire team at NetNewsLedger express our heartfelt thoughts and prayer to the family and friends of Josiah Begg and to the community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Fielder (n. Brown), Marilyn Frances, (March 2, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 04, 2017
Dear sister of Keith (Connie) Brown and also survived by many nieces, nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her parents Thelma and Borden Brown. Marilyn loved spending time with her family at the home she loved and in the oasis that she and Ken built. The family would like to thank Ryan (VHA) and the PSW’s at Bayshore for their wonderful care while Marilyn was at home. Special thanks to Dr. Maddison and Dr. Crombeen for their wonderful care. A very heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff of the St. Joseph’s Hospice. This amazing group of people went above and beyond to take care of mom. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, March 10, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.caLet's block ads! (Why?)...
No explanation for Desmond murder-suicide, priest tells Nova Scotia funeral - Nanaimo News NOW Friday, February 17, 2017
These attributes, no doubt, were the primary reason he went to serve in the Armed Forces in September of 2004.""He married Shanna Borden and they brought into this world a little daughter, and he provided so well for them. They were both so proud of her."The couple first met when they were in high school. Shanna Borden trained to be a hairdresser, but she later worked as a nurse at St. Martha's Regional Hospital in nearby Antigonish, N.S.The bodies of all four family members were found in the Desmond home in nearby Upper Big Tracadie, N.S.Desmond, a former member of the Second Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after a tour in Afghanistan in 2007, and a military source later confirmed he had received treatment before he left the military and returned to Nova Scotia in July of 2015.Family members say the retired corporal also spent time at a medical clinic in Montreal last year, but they say he continued to struggle when he returned home.On his Facebook page, in which he called himself "Lionel Demon," he made it clear he was aware of his mental illness and was committed to dealing with his PTSD, and a head injury that left him with "post-concussion disorder."In one post, he said his mental-health challenges helped explain "my jealousy towards my wife and being over-controlling and (my) vulgar tongue towards my family."Family members say Desmond appeared to be coping well in recent weeks, but they say he would sometimes let loose with fits of rage and swearing, symptoms common to those suffering from PTSD.Still, relatives said Shanna Desmond and her husband were working together to deal with the illness, and they even took part in counselling over the phone. On New Year's Eve, the family gathered with relatives for a lobster dinner, during which Desmonds seemed to be at ease and enjoying themselves.But at least two relatives later said Lionel Desmond was not getting the help he needed, saying the Canadian Armed Forces did nothing for him once he left military.A day after the slain family was discovered, a relative said she couldn't understand why Lionel Desmond was recently refused treatment at the mental health unit at St. Martha's — an allegation flatly denied this week by a hospital official.Last Thursday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said an investigation will look into how the province's health-care system dealt with Lionel Desmond.Michael MacDonald, The Canadian PressLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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