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Looking back on Jewish community’s impact on life in Cape Breton - Cape Breton PostWednesday, March 27, 2019
Nathanson, whose lecture on the island's Jewish history attracted a full house to the society's new home in the former Bank of Montreal building at the corner of Charlotte and Dorchester streets.
img alt="Sydney native Stephen Nathanson presented an overview of Jewish life in Cape Breton in January when he addressed a packed house at the Old Sydney Society’s home in the old Bank of Montreal building at the corner of Charlotte and Dorchester streets in Sydney. The audience included several members of Cape Breton’s remaining Jewish community including Moe Lieff, owner of Captain Capers Fish and Chips in Baddeck and former proprieto...
A mother speaks out about workplace safety - Sarnia ObserverFriday, April 21, 2017
London's Western University.“I got out of the car and I said, 'I'll see you tonight bud.'”Jeremy BowleyJeremy was playing in a baseball game that evening in Dorchester where Kilbourne's aunt lives and they were planning to get together at the ballpark.“I took a second look at the vehicle as it was driving off,” she said.It was a normal day at work, although she remembers everyone was looking forward to the long weekend coming up.Jeremy was working that summer to help pay for what would have been his fourth year in the criminology program at King's University College in London.Kilbourne said he wanted to work in law enforcement and she thought he might up with the Ministry of Natural Resources because he loved being outdoors and camping, fishing and hunting.He also loved sports, including pitching with the London Nationals baseball team.“He was just a gentle soul” and “kind of a quiet guy, until he got to know you,” she said.Jeremy embraced the friendships he had with a group of buddies.One of their traditions was playing a football game each New Year's Day.“Rain, snow, sleet, it didn't matter, they always got together,” Kilbourne said.“They loved doing that.”Most of the players on the ball team were also Jeremy's friends from when he went to Jack Chambers Public School and A.B. Lucas Secondary School in London's north end.That night's ball game came up in a message Jeremy sent Kilbourne later in the day, that said: “Mum, there's no way we're going to done this project, so I've already let the coach know I won't be able to make it to the game.”Kilbourne said that after she returned home that evening they heard on the evening news about a fatal accident involving a crew putting up a wedding tent near Watford.Just the night before, Jeremy had sat on the counter at home and talked about how rough a day he'd had at work, and how they were being sent out the next day to set up for the wedding in the country.He told her he had thought about quitting, but they talked about how the summer was nearly over, and how the money would help with school.“Everyone has bad days at work, that is a part of life,” Kilbourne said.“He was like, 'Well mum, I wouldn't quit today becau...
Francis W. Pirtle, 76, of Hudson - Community AdvocateTuesday, January 31, 2017
Ind., the son of Frank Jr. and Esther (Eakins) Pirtle.
He leaves his wife, Leona (Pouliot) Murphy Pirtle; his children, Susan Mahara and her husband Rudolph of Fort Wayne, Ind. and David Pirtle of Dorchester, Neb.; his grandchildren, Rudolph Mahara Ill., Carol Mahara, Katherine Randolph, Navy Petty Officer First Class Nathan Pirtle, and Navy Airman Joanna Pirtle; and his great-grandchildren, Cole Randolph, Rudolph Mahara, Ella Mahara, and Adelyn Mahara. He also leaves behind step-children Kathleen and her husband Michael Bilancieri of Marlborough and Edward Murphy and his wife Jennifer of Hudson, as well as step-grandchildren Julia and Jared Bilancieri, and Nathan, Matthew, and Katelynn Murphy.
Bill earned his PhD. from Purdue University, and was a mechanical engineer for CTI, Arthur D. Little, and Raytheon before retiring.
He was an avid model railroader and was an active member of the Metrowest Model Railroad Society, where he served as president for several years. Bill enjoyed camping with his wife in his later years and was a member of the Family Motorcoach Seacoasters Association. He also enjoyed classical music, playing the trumpet, and singing in the Men’s Ensemble and choir at Trinity Church in Bolton, where he was a longtime member.
A celebration of Bill’s life will take place Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m., at Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., ...
Mentally ill inmates don't belong in prison, coroner's inquest hears - CBC.caTuesday, December 27, 2016
A retired social worker who worked with a dying inmate in the Shepody Healing Centre in Dorchester told a coroner's inquest Thursday that mentally ill people should not be in a federal penitentiary.
John Lutz was testifying at the inquest into the 2010 death of Glen Edward Wareham, 28, of New Waterford, N.S., who died as a result of complications from extensive self-harm.
"A mental health psychiatric facility is where he should be, but the justice system was responsible for putting him there," said Lutz.
The Shepody Healing Centre is the Correctional Service of Canada's facility in Atlantic Canada for inmates with mental health issues.
Lutz said a mental health psychiatric facility would be a more appropriate setting for inmates like Wareham.
"The Shepody Healing Centre, key people are correctional officers," said Lutz. "At a psychiatric facility there are no officers to egg patients on."
Lutz said some correctional officers came off as "indifferent" in their dealings with Wareham, who was routinely restrained in an effort to prevent him from harming himself.
"I came unde...
Glen Wareham inquest hears inmate pushed system 'beyond its limit' - CBC.caTuesday, December 20, 2016
Shepody Healing Centre in dealing with Glen Edward Wareham was to protect him from himself, an inquest into the inmate's death was told on Tuesday.
Louis Blanchard, an institutional psychologist in Dorchester, testified he started working with Wareham in May 2007 and stated that all treatment options for Wareham had been exhausted and staff at the Shepody Healing Centre were mainly waiting for Wareham to be transferred elsewhere by the Correctional Service of Canada.
Wareham, 28, from New Waterford, N.S., died in hospital in Moncton in 2010 from complications from self-harm. He was an inmate at the Shepody Healing Centre, which is a mental health facility for prisoners operated by the Correctional Service of Canada. Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell is presiding over an inquest into Wareham's death in Moncton.
Blanchard testified that for the three months he dealt with Wareham in 2007, the inmate was in restraints, which were used as a last resort.
Blanchard said Wareham was a special case because of his chronic high risk of self-injury.
"None of us was comfortable with this," said Blanchard. "We were trying to find a way to remove them."
Blanchard said self-harm cases are commonly dealt wi...
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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...