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).”
Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Laval resident Christine St-Onge, 41, who went missing in Mexico on Dec. 5, 2018.
The body of a woman believed to be that of a Quebecer missing in Mexico for more than a week was found near a hotel in Los Cabos, provincial police said on Thursday.Laval's Christine St-Onge, 41, had been missing since Dec. 4.Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, said although an autopsy was already performed in Mexico, a second autopsy will have to be done when the body returns to Quebec to determine the cause of death and to formally identify the body.Denis said investigators had already informed St-Onge's family of the discovery.Denis said the investigation is complicated because SQ investigators are far from where the body was found. An RCMP liaison officer is now on site, which will make it easier to communicate with local authorities, he said. The RCMP will have to positively identify the body and then arrange for it to be repatriated.BCS Noticias, a Mexican news website, quoted local police as saying it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in the hotel room where she was staying. They estimated she had been dead for at least five days.RelatedThe woman's body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel where St-Onge had been vacationing since Nov. 29 with a male co...
Bernard Landry to be honoured with state funeral - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Tributes poured in Tuesday for the former Quebec premier, who died at the age of 81.
"He was a remarkable man, a man of great talent," former Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said about Bernard Landry.
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QUEBEC - As tributes poured in Tuesday, Premier François Legault announced former premier Bernard Landry will be honoured with a full state funeral.Emerging from his office to comment on the death of Landry, Legault said he had spoken to Landry's widow, Chantal Renaud, and offered the state funeral.Renaud accepted.Clearly moved, Legault added his own tribute to Landry, who was his boss when he was a Parti Québécois minister in Landry's cabinet. Quebec's 28th premier, Landry governed from March 2001 to April 2003.He revealed he and Landry had spoken last week on the phone and had planned to get together soon to talk politics. His death came as a surp...
Canadian Forces dealing with 17 streptococcal infection cases at recruit school in Quebec - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 2, 2019
The Canadian military is dealing with 17 cases of streptococcal infection at its recruit facilities in Saint-Jean, Quebec, the second such outbreak in less than a year.The cases of Group A Streptococcus bacterial infection, also called GAS, were identified among the roughly 1,500 recruits at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. The Canadian Forces Health Services is monitoring the increase in cases of GAS pharyngitis, also known as strep throat, Canadian Forces spokesman Maj. Travis Smyth said. There have been no serious cases of GAS infection and no hospitalized cases.In early April, Postmedia reported that more than 1,800 military personnel had been given antibiotics after an outbreak of streptococcal infections at the same military facility. Six recruits from the Saint-Jean Garrison were hospitalized. Of those there was one confirmed invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) case and one probable invasive GAS case, according to the Department of National Defence.The garrison, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., is the basic training base for recruits in the Canadian Forces.Smyth said antibiotics are being provided ...