Drummondville QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Veronica HebertWednesday, November 30, 2016
Dustin Stokes. Dear sister of Cecile Sawyer, Claire Sawyer, Alice Martel, Harry Sawyer Jr., Beatrice Forcier, Irene Sawyer, Linda Sawyer and Diane Dagenais. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Drummondville, Quebec. A ceremony to Celebrate Veronica’s life will be held in the spring of 2017. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel. If desired, donations to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Veronica’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com...
Mayor Denis Coderre says existing pit bull owners will be allowed to keep their dogs - CBC.caFriday, September 02, 2016
Pointe-aux-Trembles home June 8. Police believe she was mauled by a pit bull.
Her family has since been calling for a ban on the dogs. They gathered Saturday Saint-Cyrille de Wendover, near Drummondville, Que., for Vadnais's funeral.
Montreal's planned legislation will be designed to deal with pit bulls in the short term while being broad enough to cover other types of dangerous dogs, Coderre said.
"There is a situation regarding pit bulls that demands public authorities to take a stand," Coderre said.
Coderre did not clarify how the city would define a dangerous dog, other than to say that pit bulls would be among the breeds singled out.
In April, four Montreal suburbs announced plans to deal with dangerous dogs, which they defined as:
Bites, tries to bite, attacks or tries to attack a person or another animal.
While off its owner's property, manifests aggression towards a person or an animal by snarling, growling, showing its teeth, barking ferociously or acting in any way that suggests the dog may bite or attack.
In the meantime, Coderre said the city will begin a publicity campaign to ensure dog owners are aware of their responsibilities.
Dog owners are already supposed to register their animals with the city, but out of an estimated 145,000 dogs living in the city just under 14 per cent (20,123) are currently registered.
Dog owners are also supposed to inform the city if their dog bites someone. Between 2014 and 2016, 637 dog bites were reported to the city.
The city will hire more inspectors in order to increase patrols of the city this summer to ensure dog owners are respecting current municipal regulations.
The body of Christiane Vadnais, left, was discovered in her backyard after she was mauled by what police believe was a pit bull. (Facebook)
Montreal's SPCA criticized Coderre's proposal. They said it opens the door to banning specific breeds, which they say "supports the false premise that dogs that happen to look a certain way are inherently 'dangerous.'"
The SPCA considers breed-specific legislation a form of discrimination. It warned that such policies could lead to the deaths of otherwise well-behaved dogs.
"We are not going to let that happen here," Nicholas Gilman, the group's executive director, said in a news release.
The SPCA said it is exploring options about how to prevent the ban from coming into effect, including legal challenges.
"We know that the Montreal community understands that using hysteria, fear and prejudice as a means to push legislation ...
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...
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...