Brossard QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Woman who denied she was a killer for hire now admits to murder - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 02, 2019
May 2005 of the 1981 first-degree murder of Germain Derome, a 56-year-old funeral home director, and the attempted murder of his partner, Julien Bessette.Lepage became a suspect in the Brossard murder 19 years after it was carried out. Initially, homicide investigators were unable to determine whose fingerprints were recovered from a glass inside Derome's home. A Longueuil police investigator working on cold case files in 2000 asked that the fingerprints be run through a national database and that provided a match to prints recorded in 1974, when Lepage was arrested for shoplifting.While Longueuil police finally had a face behind the fingerprints in 2000, they had no other evidence and no motive to link Lepage to the murder. So they asked the RCMP to carry out a so-called Mr. Big sting operation. In 2001, the RCMP placed Lepage under surveillance to get a portrait of her life. Then, in 2002, they began a lengthy and elaborate operation during which they used several undercover officers to gradually convince Lepage she was being drawn into a criminal organization. The goal was to convince her she could make a lot of money working for the organization. The final part of the operation placed her alone in a hotel room with "Mr. Big," the leader of the fictitious criminal organization.During the meeting at the hotel, held on Nov. 21, 2002, the man posing as Mr. Big pretended to have connections with the police and told Lepage he knew her fingerprints were recovered inside Derome's home after he was killed. He told Lepage if she wanted to continue making money with his organization he had to know everything about her, including her past crimes.The meeting was recorded as Lepage admitted to the murder. But some of the details she provided did not match key evidence - notably what she did with the firearm after she killed Derome. She told Mr. Big she tossed the gun in a river when, in fa...
'They're no different than us': Montreal mosques open doors to public - CBC.caThursday, March 09, 2017
Street.Masjid Alfalah at 1885 Nielsen Street, in Saint-Hubert.ICNA Montreal Centre de Resources et Banque Alimentaire at 5876 Upper Lachine Road.Islamic Community Center at 5905 Grande Allée, in Brossard.Centre Communautaire Musulman De Longueuil at 1398 De Chambly Road, in Longueuil.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Longueuil police bring in cadaver dogs to search home for missing woman, son - CBC.caWednesday, March 01, 2017
Friday afternoon.They did not disclose if anything was found.Earlier Friday, police spokesman Const. Jean-Pierre Voutsinos said the search of the two-storey house on Sabourin Crescent in Brossard was prompted by new information in the case. "We decided to proceed with an extensive search inside the house," Voutsinos said. The dog team being used in the search was on loan from the Ontario Provincial Police. "The dogs have specific skills which our dogs don't possess," Voutsinos said.A company specializing in concrete-penetrating radar was also brought in as part of the search.Plainclothes Longueuil police arrive with tools at the home of Jian Ping Li, who went missing with her infant son on April 30, 2014. (Ainslie MacLellan / CBC)Renewed investigationLi and her son shared the house with her husband, Hong Hui Lu, and their two other children.Police said Lu co-operated with the search, which came after Longueuil police set up a command post in the neighbourhood Jan. 12.At that time, Voutsinos said investigators had recently met with Lu, who had agreed to a polygraph test.However, a person that Voutsinos described as "a member of the husband's entourage" had refused the test, which led police to establish the command post to corroborate some new information.The information that led to Friday's search came through the command post operation, Voutsinos said.Jian Ping Li was an active member of Montreal Chinese Alliance Grace Church. (Lirong Cheng)Disappeared April 30, 2014Police se...
James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
A fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism.'
James Shea of Aylmer, an educator and minority language rights advocate, died on Saturday. He was 76.Chairman of the Western Quebec School Board and retired superintendent of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Shea was also the former president of the Quebec Communities Group Network (QCGN) and immediate past president of the Regional Association of West Quebecers.
In a communiqué issued Monday, current QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers described Shea as "a fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism," adding he was "serving at the helm when QCGN successfully advocated for increased support from the federal government's Official Languages strategy as well as recognition from the provincial government that f...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious ...
Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Star.Hells Angels' biker Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, who was gunned down in Mississauga on Monday. (GoFundMe)A Quebec man with Hells Angels ties is already in custody on first-degree murder charges and police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for another Montreal man who has a history of weapons possession, fraud and possession of false documents, and is awaiting trial for allegedly intimidating someone connected to the court system.The funeral of Deabaitua-Schulde, a father of two, is set for Saturday, March 23 at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge, according to the funeral home’s website. A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Deabaitua-Schulde’s name.“God called Michael on Monday March 11, 2019, at the age of 32,” his online obituary begins. “He will be forever missed by his loving spouse, Ashley and his children … He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.”Article Continued BelowAs his funeral is being planned, police continue to hunt for Montreal fugitive Joseph Pallotta, 38.Deabaitua-Schulde was shot dead shortly before noon on Monday outside a gym in Mississauga at 700 Dundas St. E., near Cawthra Road.Peel Regional Police chief Chris McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous.Peel Regional Police announced...