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A pioneering WWII vet died alone. But she’ll get a hero’s farewell. - Charlotte ObserverSaturday, March 2, 2019
Word of Dupre's passing at a Concord nursing home came from a Cabarrus County veteran services officer. She asked whether Powles Staton, which specializes in services for veterans, could help. Roakes and his colleague in a family-owned business, Andrea Lefko of Carolina Cremation in Salisbury, went to work.
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Dupre raised a stepson, but he couldn't be located at her death, they learned. Neither could a sister who was also in her 90s.
Dupre grew up in Pennsylvania and joined the War Department as a clerk and typist when war broke out, according to a 2008 Observer article on Dupre. She later joined what would become the Women's Army Corps, and her battalion became the only all-black unit deployed to Europe in World War II.
The U.S. military was still segregated at that point, and black WACs were not supposed...
Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Red Deer College this weekend, which has also been postponed. The Griffins will return to the ice Monday for practice in preparation for two games against Concordia University on Feb. 8 and 9."It doesn't feel real at the moment, I'm sure in the next coming days it'll settle in a bit more," Gotaas said. "It gives you time to reflect how much we miss him, how much we're going to miss him and what a great person he was."Nothing is ever going to be the same, but if we can move forward trying to carry on Nakehko's legacy, that's something we're trying to build around on and off the ice because he was such an impactful person in the community as well."Lamothe was a member of two championship teams with the Griffins, who are looking for their third Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference title this season."I was fortunate enough to play on Nakehko's last shift with him," Yaremchuk said. "We were down by two goals and they got an empty-netter, so we were going to set the tone for the next game and he said to me, ‘Yammer, let's go and have some fun, let's kick these guys' ass and let's go have some fun doing it.' I just think that really speaks to how he lived his whole life."I think my big memory that I have is spending that last game with him and he did what he loved and that was his last night and he was doing what he loved to do."
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Letters to the Editor, March 02 - Toronto SunSaturday, March 2, 2019
Come on.Kassandra GulliConcord(As Dr. Johnny Fever said … you've got the healing prescription)SOUNDING THE ALARMI have been reading about the thoughtless people who complained about the loud Amber Alert announcements regarding little Riya Rajkumar. At least someone heard the message and reported the licence plate of the vehicle. Unfortunately, little Riya was dead at the time. We need these alarms to help us all. As a small child growing up in the U.K. during the war, sometimes we heard a very loud siren going alerting us that planes were coming over to bomb, mostly at nighttime. Take cover or get into a shelter. Let's just say that a tornado, or a hurricane, was forming quickly and fast approaching your area at night and no announcements were made. After the deaths and destruction, who would be the first to complain that no warnings were given out. So before you yell, think of what can happen if no warnings are given out. In today's world, things can happen fast and you have to be ready to move quickly in order to save yourself or others. Unfortunately, we don't have national service here whereby some people could learn some discipline, responsibility, backbone and thought for others instead of just themselves.David VoegeliGeorgetown(Ridiculous people would complain when a child's life is in danger. Shame on them)
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Carol Peterson Obituary - The Local Ne.wsThursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.Born Dec. 2 1958 in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, Carol’s family moved to America in 1967 and lived in Ipswich.Later Carol moved to the to the Concord, N.H., area.While living in New Hampshire Carol made the decision to pursue higher education as her children grew older.She attained a Master of Science in Psychology with a focus on forensics. This was an accomplishment she was particularly proud of, as was her family.She will be dearly missed by many. She is survived by her children Chet Bowen, Alan Peterson and Sara Libby; her siblings Maureen Stolle Andrews and Douglas Stolle.She will be missed by her wonderful friends Ernie Gamblin, and Laurie and Amanda Hume who provided emotional support during this difficult time.She was predeceased by her parents Karl Stolle and Linda Stolle.A memorial service is planned at the Living Faith UMC Methodist Church, 31 North Main St., in Ipswich on Saturday Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments to follow.Share this:Like this:LikeLoading...Comments commentsLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Harriet Regina 'Jean' Haines, 90 - Herald-Mail MediaThursday, September 14, 2017
Harry Michael and Pearl Elizabeth (Hamilton) Whisner.Harriet was a graduate of Frederick High School, Class of 1943, and St. Agnes Nursing College in Baltimore. She was a longtime member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. She worked as a telephone operator before going to work as a librarian at SAIC in Germantown. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping and spending time outdoors. She loved listening to music, reading and especially her dog, Lil Nell.Harriet is survived by five children, Lisa Olive and husband, Craig, Barbara Best and husband, John T. II, Andrea Burrier and husband, Kenneth, Eric Haines and wife, Eileen and Mark Haines and wife, Donna; 11 grandchildren, Robert Moxley, Jason Moxley, Aaron Moxley, Erika Seibert, Adam Martin, Seth Martin, Ian Sprague Haines, Sarah Haines, Matthew Haines and Victoria Haines, and special granddaughter, Kelly Snurr, who lived with and cared for her grandmother; 23 great-grandchildren; and the Popp family.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marguerite Hess, Janice Harrison and Ann Eanes.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The funeral service will begin at noon on Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. William Pekari will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.In lieu ...
11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, March 2, 2019
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:05PM EST
BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father in southern Ontario was a dreamer, a dancer and a singer who "always saw the good in every situation."
It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Rajkumar gathered on Wednesday.
In a eulogy delivered during the Hindu service, which was held at the Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre on Wednesday morning, Riya was described as a "positive child" who loved life and "saw the good in every situation."
On Tuesday night, about 100 mourners gathered to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ont.
"My daughter Riya was taken from me too early," Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord.
"She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I'm ever upset, she would say 'Mama, don't be sad, look at the positives."'
The day Riya died -- Valentine's Day -- was also her and her mother's birthdays.
"Early that day, we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red," Ramdin said.
"She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter woul...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-StandardSaturday, March 2, 2019
Australia.She described their life Down Under as "very comfortable," and admitted their new one in Kingston was a significant transition. She wants to work, but she's found that Ontario's social assistance has made it next to impossible. She said the problem is that if you earn more than $500 a month, the province starts taxing it dollar-for-dollar up to 50 per cent. After 50 per cent, a person loses social assistance and any benefits, she said."It makes it frightening. I know why people don't want to get off of it," Wiwchar said."I went to an employment agency and was told basically I'm unemployable to them … I went home and I cried. How am I unemployable? I worked as a medic, as a makeup artist, I managed retail, and I have office training."Kerry is also on disability due to severe arthritis and is diagnosed bipolar. Her life has not been an easy one. In the winter of 2016 she says police recommended she reach out to Interval House because her ex-boyfriend, who constantly assaulted and stole from Kerry, had been released on parole and hadn't attended his halfway house."He just came and went as he pleased," Kerry said of her relationship with the man. "His whole family for six years just totally took over my life … he would inject me [with hydromorphone] while I was sleeping."At one point, she said, he kept her overdosed for three days so that he could steal her medications. Her 10-year-old son and dog at the time waited for her to wake."My son just laid with me," Kerry said. "He should have called an ambulance but he was afraid he'd be taken away."Taking her medications left her mentally unstable and unable to fully care for herself. Eventually it hospitalized her for five months, forcing Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to take her preteen son away.Kerry was once a successful medical secretary. She says she was good at her job, but she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was introduced to the drug by another former partner who was also abusive.When she learned that her former partner was being released and was on the run, she was scared that he'd kill her. She called Interval House, stayed in the shelter for six months, and then lived in one of Robin's Hope's accessible units for nearly a year and a half.Kerry has been clean for three and a half years and gives back to Interval House by running painting classes at Robin's Hope. Kerry has also done her best to separate herself from destructive people, and while her sister has custody of her son, she said that relationship is becoming stronger every visit.Kerry explains you have to want to get better."I wanted to do the programs. You don't realize about how naive you are about red flags [in relationships] and boundaries," Kerry said. "I didn't realize how much of a sucker I felt I was, but also how mentally unhealthy I felt that I was to let someone control my mind like that. Call you stupid, make you feel less than."Making Claire feel she was "less than" was her former spouse's strategy to control her. A highly educated woman with a doctorate, Claire was often invited to speak at conferences around the wo...