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Cape Breton politician known for his ties to Strait area - Cape Breton Post

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Acadian cabinet minister in the province’s history. He served as the minister of education, minister of youth, provincial secretary and minister of emergency measures.He owned CIGO in Port Hawkesbury between 1975 and 1985 and that’s where present station president Bob MacEachern first met him.“I was an employee of his company for about six years,” said MacEachern on Friday. “I didn’t work closely with him — I got to know him after that.”MacEachern said Doucet may have left Cape Breton to work as a lawyer in Halifax and as a consultant in Ottawa but the Strait area was never far from his mind.“He was always very much connected to the Strait region and what was going on.”Doucet is survived by his wife, Vida, five children, 13 grandchildren and four brothers. Snow’s Funeral Home in Halifax will announce the funeral information once it is known.news@cbpost.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/cape-breton-politician-known-for-his-ties-to-strait-area-164853/

Funeral industry says Saskatchewan funding for poor people still confusing - CBC.ca

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

We would like to relook at it. We have some thoughts of going down ... what would be your concern,' and then we could sit down and look at it," Berthiaume said Tuesday in a phone interview from Hawkesbury, Ont."Costs of providing service for rituals are not going down. They're not cheap."But all families "regardless of your status in life" need to be shown respect as they say goodbye to their loved ones, Berthiaume said.As of July 1, the province cut the amount it will pay to funeral homes for clients on social assistance from $3,850 to $2,100 as a way to save the cash-strapped province money.In March, the province said it would cover basic preparation of a body, transfers, a standard casket or urn and regulatory fees, but families would have to foot the bill for additional things such as viewings.Advocates for low income and homeless people called the cuts dehumanizing for those who are already marginalized.On Monday, Social Services Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said the government made a mistake when it cut some aspects of the coverage, and announced the province will provide up to $700 more for viewings or rituals when requested by next of kin.She said the government also will provide up to $700 for embalming if needed and an additional $925 for cremation fees."If I calculate the $2,100 and then the $700 for the embalming and the $925 for cremation, well then we're back up at $3,700, so what's the ministry want to accomplish at that point?" asked Berthiaume. "I don't know."Berthiaume maintained there is still confusion over what's covered and what isn't."If the family doesn't have a plot, do they pay for the plot or not?" he asked. "It's not only the funeral. What do we do to bury ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-funding-for-poor-people-still-confusing-1.4181432

Port Hawkesbury's Deveaux broke Royal Canadian Legion gender barrier - Cape Breton Post

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Under the Map acting troupe.And, she was also involved in politics, having served as campaign manager for longtime Port Hawkesbury Mayor Billy Joe MacLean, who stepped down last October after more than a half century in politics.“Jean Marie was a little lady, but she was six-feet-tall when it came to standing up for somebody’s rights or when it came to speaking her mind,” recalled MacLean.“Whatever she took on she made sure she did it well, so she gained a reputation around town as the one to talk to if you needed something done — she was well-respected in the community, she was a good mother, a good resident and a very smart girl.”Deveaux was also known for her moving speeches and her excellent writing skills that she put on display when writing articles for The Torch, the Royal Canadian Legion’s quarterly newspaper.Both a legion tribute service today and funeral mass on Saturday will be held in Port Hawkesbury this weekend.david.jala@cbpost.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2017/2/23/jean-marie-deveaux-broke-royal-canadian-legion-gender-barrier.html

Firefighters one hour late to blaze that destroyed Ontario home ... - National Post

Friday, January 06, 2017

The farmhouse burned down on the morning of Dec. 27 after Deschênes and her partner Ken Tremblay and their 20-month-old son Caleb were out grocery shopping. The family headed out to nearby Hawkesbury. While they were out, Deschênes got a text from neighbour Ron Legault, who had noticed black smoke billowing from the farmhouse on Horse Creek Road just south of Alfred. The village is about 80 kilometres east of Ottawa and only a few kilometres from the Ottawa River, which separates Ontario and Quebec.. “We did a U-turn and went home,” said Deschênes. Legault had already called 911. And this is where the problem began. His cellphone had a Quebec number, so the call was relayed to Quebec. The dispatcher there called a fire station in St. Isidore, about 30 minutes away, even though the fire station in Alfred was only a few minutes away. The firefighters had to fill their tank with water from a nearby creek before they could tackle the fire. By the time Deschênes and Tremblay got home, their house was already engulfed in flames. “It was almost completely destroyed,” said Deschênes The firefighters from St. Isidore put out the fire, but could do nothing to save the house. The family dog, Booboo, perished in the inferno, but three horses in a nearby barn were not injured. Legault and Janice Winsor, who live next door on the dead-end road, had a mix-up happen to them on Nov. 27, 2015, after a fire broke out in an outdoor electrical panel. Winsor called 911, and the dispatche...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/firefighters-one-hour-late-to-blaze-that-destroyed-ontario-home-because-911-call-came-from-quebec-number

Shortage expected to grow as baby boomers retire, say Cape Breton funeral operators - CBC.ca

Friday, September 02, 2016

North America faces a shortage of trained professionals and a wave of retirements loom, according to funeral home directors in Cape Breton. In Port Hawkesbury, John Green, a funeral home director and vice president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada, is feeling the pinch. "My own operation here in Port Hawkesbury we're seeking a full-time person and it's not the easiest to find," he says. Funeral homes are looking far afield. Green says it's "not uncommon" for the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia to receive emails from funeral homes in British Columbia trying to find people to work. Part of what's driving people away from the industry, Green says, is the long hours and the requirement to be constantly on call. John Green is vice president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada. He says there's a shortage of trained funeral home workers across the country. (www.greensfuneralhome.ca) There's also limited training opportunities. Green said the Nova Scotia Community College now only takes new students every two years, which means the system isn't turning out as many graduates. And that's means fewer people to replace those who...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/funeral-worker-shortage-1.3241717

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316