Mont Royal QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Parc Ave.'s old Greek soul flickers in its restaurants and shops - Montreal GazetteFriday, October 28, 2016
For nearly three decades, through the ’60s and ’70s and into the ’80s, Parc Ave. was the centre of Greek life in Montreal. In the blocks between Bernard Ave. in the north and Mont Royal Ave. in the south, there were Greek restaurants and tavernas, grocery stores, bakeries and cafés, nightclubs, banquet halls and theatres, Greek travel agents and funeral parlours, and even a branch of the National Bank of Greece. The neighbourhood was home to more than 45,000 residents of Greek origin, along with Hasidic Jews, Italians and Eastern Europeans who also called it home.
When Greeks first started to come to Montreal in large numbers in the 1950s, fleeing poverty in post-war Greece, they settled around Mont-Royal and Parc Ave. But as restaurants like Meraklis taverna opened farther up the street, people followed, and with Expo 67, even more Greek restaurants opened. By the end of the 1960s, there were more than 30 Greek restaurants on Parc Ave.
“It’s sad, but there are only four of us left now,” says Mangafas, 76, the street’s unofficial record-keeper.
George Mangafas and his wife, Georgia, at Rodos. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette
Most of the Greek families have long since moved away, first to Park Extension, then Chomedey, Laval, and the West Island. Fewer than 800 Greeks are still living in the area, most of them elderly. Many of the street’s old clothing shops, drapery stores and restaurants have shut down, replaced by a Mexican snack bar, a Marseillais hangout or a trendy buvette.
But you’ll still see Parc Ave.’s Greek side in the blue and white flag above a stationer’s shop or a dry cleaner’s, in a clutch of old Greek men congregating at the Cretan Association or the Laconian Brotherhood, or in the sound of live bouzouki music blasting from a Saturday-night party at Mythos Ouzeri.
These days, Chery laments, people from outside the neighbourhood use Parc Ave. as a “highway,” speeding along the reserved lanes, never bothering to stop and get out. But wander around on foot, look up at the beautiful old buildings, peek into the shops with blue and white flags and you’ll find flickers of the street’s Greek golden age, when nightclubs like the one called Grecian Nights flew in stars from Athens for sold-out shows, and every bakery on the street did its own rendition of the syrup-drenched custard-filled sweet known as galaktoboureko.
Take a tour of Chery’s favourite Parc Ave. places. A good starting point is her own shop, Melina’s:
Joanna Chery cuts spanakopita at Melina’s Phyllo B...
A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
She is set to undergo a court-ordered mental health assessment.Jan. 29, 2017: Six men were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both called the shooting a terrorist attack.Aug. 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during morning or afternoon rush hour. Driver detonated an explosive device in a taxi cab before police killed him.Oct. 22, 2014: Parliament Hill security and police shoot and kill Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he killed Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed the Parliament Buildings.Oct. 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife. Couture-Rouleau was wanted for running down warrant officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent died of his injuries.
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Family calls for action against bullying in wake of Longueuil teen's death - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Proulx declined to comment on the specifics of the case.Simon Dufour (left) is seen here as a young boy with his father Martin Dufour.(Submitted by Martin Dufour)The Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention called for caution before associating bullying too quickly with suicide, since there is often not just one cause, but a combination of factors behind such deaths.But Simon's family said he was tormented by bullying. Longueuil police confirmed its investigation into his death has expanded to include the high school he attended. Investigators met with school staff earlier this week.The Criminal Code includes articles for cases of verbal abuse, such as harassment.Where to get helpKids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (phone), live chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.caCanadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centreFor parents of children who are the targets of bullying, the Mental Health Commisssion of Canada offers advice here.If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs: Suicidal thoughts.Substance abuse.Purposelessness.Anxiety.Feeling trapped.Hopelessness and helplessness.Withdrawal.Anger.Recklessness.Mood changes.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zot...