Aylmer QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Gatineau family unsure when they can leave Mexico following deadly crash - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Reinthaler has since developed a fever and is being monitored in a Mexican hospital, according to his mother, Carole Pommet. The family won't be able to return home to Gatineau's Aylmer district until his fever abates."I would really like to be with my son, because they have no family at all at the moment," said Pommet.Pommet hopes the family will be able to catch a flight home to Gatineau tonight or tomorrow. Embassy worker takes care of childrenShe said the entire family is in shock over Horwood's death. The situation is even more stressful because the children are so far away from the rest of their family.She said the girls saw their mother at the crash scene with a sheet over her body, but they didn't understand that it meant she died until a cruise line employee told them the news yesterday afternoon.The girls are being looked after by an employee of the Canadian Embassy at the same hospital where their father is being treated.Pommet said it makes her feel powerless that she can't hold them."I'm not there with my son and my little girls," she said.'The most wonderful person'The family will return to Canada as soon as Reinthaler's health will allow, but coming home will not be easy, especially during the holidays.Stephanie Horwood, 42, was killed in a bus crash in eastern Mexico early Tuesday. Her partner and their two daughters were injured.(Facebook)"He left with all his family, the four of them, and when he comes back one will be missing," Pommet said."We still cannot believe it, that s...
'Take advantage of the timing': Hull-Aylmer MP wants Gatineau to jump on Ottawa tramway idea - CBC.caTuesday, December 20, 2016
The timing has never been better to invest in a tramway running between Ottawa and Gatineau, according to Hull-Aylmer MP Greg Fergus, who also wants to see that tramway connect to Ottawa's new light rail system.
Fergus spoke Monday evening at a public transit forum he helped organize to kick off a week focused on sustainable transportation in Gatineau.
He wants the tramway to connect the fast-growing Aylmer neighbourhood to downtown Gatineau at the Canadian Museum of History, with possible connections to fast-growing neighbourhoods in the Plateau as well as a route over the Prince of Wales Bridge to Ottawa.
"This is an opportunity to take advantage of the timing," said Fergus, highlighting the perfect storm of recent federal and provincial funding opportunities, along with an impending plan by Gatineau's STO (Société de transport de l'Outaouais), to improve service to western Gatineau.
The STO has already invested $250 million to build up its Rapibus system serving the Hull neighbourhood and eastern regions of Gatineau.
There would be a cost to waiting, according to the MP, with the possibility...
13-month-old dies after choking on food at daycare - CTV NewsWednesday, December 14, 2016
Gatineau, police say.
Gatineau police say the incident happened around the lunch hour at a provincially-funded daycare called the centre de la petite enfance La Ribambelle d'Aylmer.
Daycare staff immediately tried to rescue the 13-month-old boy while they called an ambulance. Paramedics took the boy to hospital, but he was pronounced dead, police said in a news release.
Police say the information they have so far leads them to believe the death was “a tragic accident.”
There were eight staff members on duty watching 39 kids at the time. All staff were trained in first aid and they followed emergency protocol when the boy started choking, a spokesperson for the daycare told CTV Ottawa.
Other parents at the daycare were informed of the death and psychological services were offered to staff.
Gatineau police are now investigating, which they say is standard procedure in deaths of children under the age of six, even if no crime is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted in the coming days.
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For someone who can't do much, Ethel is doing lots - St. Thomas Times-JournalWednesday, November 23, 2016
Air weekend magazine, heard host Mary Ito say this weekend past as she introduced a regular feature.
“That’s how one resident told the Storymobile when she shared her Tale of a Town about Clarke’s in Aylmer.”
Though Aylmer-born BARBARA THORSON has lived 40 years in Calgary, the accomplished lyric soprano was concertizing two years ago in PEI when she recalled the town’s landmark Talbot St. E. cafe and gathering spot:
“My mom’s house where she still lives is one block from main street. So, every morning, she walks to coffee and meets all of her friends and they go to Clarke’s Restaurant. Which has the same sign, I’m sure — the same sign which was probably erected in 1940 and it’s still there. And the same little booths are all still there.
“They talk about each other, and they talk about the town and they talk about the neighbours. They talk about projects they work on because they’re all churchgoing ladies and they help out in the community. . . . But mostly, they just sit and talk. And they do it every day. You’d think they run out of stories but they never do.”
Mom is Pat Johnson and though Barbara shared her story some while ago, Pat and the ladies still meet every day at Clarke’s, Barbara said this week on the phone from Calgary.
A regular returnee to her hometown, Barbara always drops by to serenade the group with a song or two, often with singing partner and dashing Argentinian tenor Jorge Aviles. She sang a snippet for the radio.
“I always sing when I go there,” she smiled on Thursday from Calgary.
A longtime member of Calgary Opera chorus (they are rehearsing Die Fledermaus to open S...
Avid marathoner killed in fatal Gatineau hit and run - Ottawa SunWednesday, November 23, 2016
Montreal for an autopsy and a date hasn't been set for his funeral.
The collision happened at 9:05 a.m. on Lucerne Blvd. between Frank Robinson Ave. and Grands-Chateaux St. in the Aylmer sector.
According to allegations in the report filed in Gatineau courthouse, the accused "caused the death of the victim".
"Knowing he was dead or not caring that death would result...(the accused) failed, with intent to escape civil or criminal liability, to stop, to give his name and address...and (saw) Mark Laviolette pretending to need or in need of help, offered no help," the court records alleged.
The allegations have not yet been tested in court.
Charlebois' Monday court appearance was brief, as his Ottawa-based lawyer, Michael Smith, wasn't in attendance.
Charlebois will remain in custody until at least Thursday, where he is set to appear in court for his bail hearing.
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Bernard Landry to be honoured with state funeral - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Tributes poured in Tuesday for the former Quebec premier, who died at the age of 81.
"He was a remarkable man, a man of great talent," former Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said about Bernard Landry.
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QUEBEC - As tributes poured in Tuesday, Premier François Legault announced former premier Bernard Landry will be honoured with a full state funeral.Emerging from his office to comment on the death of Landry, Legault said he had spoken to Landry's widow, Chantal Renaud, and offered the state funeral.Renaud accepted.Clearly moved, Legault added his own tribute to Landry, who was his boss when he was a Parti Québécois minister in Landry's cabinet. Quebec's 28th premier, Landry governed from March 2001 to April 2003.He revealed he and Landry had spoken last week on the phone and had planned to get together soon to talk politics. His death came as a surp...
Canadian Forces dealing with 17 streptococcal infection cases at recruit school in Quebec - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 2, 2019
The Canadian military is dealing with 17 cases of streptococcal infection at its recruit facilities in Saint-Jean, Quebec, the second such outbreak in less than a year.The cases of Group A Streptococcus bacterial infection, also called GAS, were identified among the roughly 1,500 recruits at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. The Canadian Forces Health Services is monitoring the increase in cases of GAS pharyngitis, also known as strep throat, Canadian Forces spokesman Maj. Travis Smyth said. There have been no serious cases of GAS infection and no hospitalized cases.In early April, Postmedia reported that more than 1,800 military personnel had been given antibiotics after an outbreak of streptococcal infections at the same military facility. Six recruits from the Saint-Jean Garrison were hospitalized. Of those there was one confirmed invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) case and one probable invasive GAS case, according to the Department of National Defence.The garrison, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., is the basic training base for recruits in the Canadian Forces.Smyth said antibiotics are being provided ...
Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Laval resident Christine St-Onge, 41, who went missing in Mexico on Dec. 5, 2018.
The body of a woman believed to be that of a Quebecer missing in Mexico for more than a week was found near a hotel in Los Cabos, provincial police said on Thursday.Laval's Christine St-Onge, 41, had been missing since Dec. 4.Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, said although an autopsy was already performed in Mexico, a second autopsy will have to be done when the body returns to Quebec to determine the cause of death and to formally identify the body.Denis said investigators had already informed St-Onge's family of the discovery.Denis said the investigation is complicated because SQ investigators are far from where the body was found. An RCMP liaison officer is now on site, which will make it easier to communicate with local authorities, he said. The RCMP will have to positively identify the body and then arrange for it to be repatriated.BCS Noticias, a Mexican news website, quoted local police as saying it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in the hotel room where she was staying. They estimated she had been dead for at least five days.RelatedThe woman's body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel where St-Onge had been vacationing since Nov. 29 with a male co...