Lachute QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
MacKimmie Funeral Home closing after 157 years in business - The Review NewspaperThursday, December 14, 2017
At the end of this year, MacKimmie Funeral Home will close its doors, ending the history of the 157-year-old Lachute business.For Richard MacKimmie and his sister, Bonnie, it is the end of a fifth-generation family business and according to Richard, the closure means the loss of yet another of Lachute’s businesses owned by a longstanding English-language family.In a conversation with The Review, Richard said that the decision to close came about for several reasons. The exodus of many anglophones to Ontario during the past few decades led to a decrease in local clientele for the funeral home, Richard noted. And unlike generations past, there were no young family members interested in becoming part of the family business.“My daughter works in Montreal and she is not interested in coming back here to the family business,” Richard said.But it was the death of a close friend which brought Richard to a clear decision.“My sister has been a mainstay of this business, keeping things going with me. But then I got to thinking of the pressure that would fall on my sister if something were to happen to m...
High-ranking Hells Angels member shot in Lachute - Montreal GazetteThursday, September 15, 2016
The Sûreté du Québec is investigating after someone tried to murder a high-ranking member of the Hells Angels in Canada while he was riding a motorcycle in Lachute on Saturday.
A police source has confirmed media reports identifying the victim as Philippe Boudreau, the vice-president of the outlaw biker gang’s Nomads chapter based in Ontario. Boudreau was injured in the shooting and was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are not considered life threatening.
A newspaper in Sudbury has identified the victim as an Ontario-based Hells Angel and former Olympic boxer whose name is actually Phillip (Phil) Boudreault, 41, but the Montreal Gazette was unable to confirm this on Sunday.
“It all transpired at around 10:30 in the morning (on Saturday),” said SQ spokesperson Sgt. Daniel Thibodeau. “We were called for possible gunshots on Béthany (Road) in Lachute. Upon arrival we found a man in a ditch. He apparently went off the road while on his motorcycle. Further examinations revealed he had been struck by at least one projectile that was shot in his direction from the suspect vehicle (an old sport utility vehicle).”
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...