Repentigny QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
High-ranking Hells Angels member shot in Lachute - Montreal GazetteThursday, September 15, 2016
SharQc. The biker gang has since been able to re-establish at least two of its chapters in Quebec.
Boudreau proudly wore the notorious biker gang’s colours on Nov. 7, when he attended a funeral in Repentigny for Lionel Deschamps, a longtime members of the Hells Angels’ Montreal chapter who died of cancer. The funeral was attended by dozens of Hells Angels from across Canada, and Boudreau could be seen walking side-by-side with Martin Bernatchez, 35, a former resident of Granby, who is the president of the Nomads chapter in Ontario. Both men stood out at the gathering as they both donned red jackets while most of the other gang members were wearing the black leather jackets that Hells Angels are normally seen in.
Nomads chapters are considered as “elite” among the Hells Angels. Police experts have testified in past court cases that the Nomads designation means the chapter’s members can operate without the territorial limitations other chapters are generally expected to respect when it comes to activities like drug trafficking.
Operation SharQc was an investigation that focused on a very violent period between 1994 and 2002 when the Hells Angels in Quebec were at war with members of rival criminal organizations. While police estimated that more than 160 people were killed during the conflict, only a few among that number were Hells Angels. That included Normand (Biff) Hamel, the last Hells Angel to be killed in the province of Quebec by rival gang members. Hamel was shot in Laval, on April 17, 2000, in the parking lot of a commercial building. The murder was later linked to the Bandidos, one of the criminal organizations the Hells Angels was at war with until the conflict ended in 2002.
The Sûreté du Québec is asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact them on their tip line (Centrale de l’information criminelle) at 1-800-659-4264.
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Hells Angels funeral ends with 1 arrest, 2 vehicle seizures - Globalnews.caFriday, September 02, 2016
REPENTIGNY, Que. – There was a heavy police presence at a funeral in Quebec for a man who investigators say was a long time member of the Hells Angels Montreal chapter.Members of the RCMP, Quebec provincial police and at least five municipal police forces were in Repentigny, east of Montreal Saturday for the funeral of Lionel Deschamps, who died of cancer at the age of 63.Deschamps was arrested in 2009 under a widespread police sweep against the biker gang.He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit murder last April, but was released because of time served.Many of the mourners entering the funeral home wore jackets displaying the Hells Angels insignia.Some of the police officers on hand outside the funeral home carried cameras to update their photo database of gang members.One arrest warrant was executed and two vehicles were seized, but a provincial police spokesman said overall the event went smoothly.RelatedLet's block ads! (Why?)...
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...
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...