Fabreville QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dawson College marks solemn 10th anniversary of mass shooting - Montreal GazetteThursday, September 15, 2016
Kimveer Gill, the black-clad 25-year-old from Fabreville who fired 72 bullets with his semi-automatic rifle before shooting himself, just after 12:45 p.m.
He had hundreds of extra bullets in his bag.
“There’s a reason why they are called assault rifles and not protect rifles,” Gueorguiev says, borrowing a line from an Australian comedian about the need for gun control. “But in Nice it was a guy with a truck (who barrelled through a crowd). … What was going through his head? What went through (Gill’s) head to do what he did? His rifle was just a tool. I wish people would pay more attention to mental health issues.”
Gun control amid more school shootings
In the 10 years since the Dawson shooting, there have been a handful of school shootings in Canada, most recently in La Loche, Sask., where two people were killed and seven injured. (Another two students were killed in their home.)
In the U.S., since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, there have been another 10 incidents at schools in which the shooter intended to commit mass murder.
At the same time, gun control in both countries has faltered.
In Canada, the long-gun registry set up after the Polytechnique massacre in 1989 was abolished by the Harper government — with all records, including those from Quebec, ordered destroyed by the Supreme Court in March 2015.
Bystanders flee Westmount Square, Sept. 13, 2006, after false reports that there was a second shooter in the mall. Among them were Dawson College students who were on the street having fled the shooting rampage in the school. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette files
Public security personnel lead children down De Maisonneuve Blvd. away from a daycare on the Dawson College campus, where a gunman opened fire on students, Sept. 13, 2006. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette files
Montreal police use a small table to carry out a victim after the shooting rampage at Dawson Colle...
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...