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, t...
'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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A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
She is set to undergo a court-ordered mental health assessment.Jan. 29, 2017: Six men were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both called the shooting a terrorist attack.Aug. 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during morning or afternoon rush hour. Driver detonated an explosive device in a taxi cab before police killed him.Oct. 22, 2014: Parliament Hill security and police shoot and kill Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he killed Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed the Parliament Buildings.Oct. 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife. Couture-Rouleau was wanted for running down warrant officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent died of his injuries.
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Family calls for action against bullying in wake of Longueuil teen's death - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Proulx declined to comment on the specifics of the case.Simon Dufour (left) is seen here as a young boy with his father Martin Dufour.(Submitted by Martin Dufour)The Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention called for caution before associating bullying too quickly with suicide, since there is often not just one cause, but a combination of factors behind such deaths.But Simon's family said he was tormented by bullying. Longueuil police confirmed its investigation into his death has expanded to include the high school he attended. Investigators met with school staff earlier this week.The Criminal Code includes articles for cases of verbal abuse, such as harassment.Where to get helpKids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (phone), live chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.caCanadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centreFor parents of children who are the targets of bullying, the Mental Health Commisssion of Canada offers advice here.If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs: Suicidal thoughts.Substance abuse.Purposelessness.Anxiety.Feeling trapped.Hopelessness and helplessness.Withdrawal.Anger.Recklessness.Mood changes.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zot...