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416 McGill Street
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1R2
(877) 632-8511

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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 5, 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 9, 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 6, 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 2, 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

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flyers and Marlboros.  (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj — City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal