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Coopérative funéraire de l'Estrie

485 du 24 Juin
Sherbrooke, QC J1E 1H1
(819) 565-7646

Coopérative Funéraire De L'Estrie

505 rue Short
Sherbrooke, QC J1H 2E6
(819) 565-7646

Résidence Funéraire Steve L Elkas

601 rue du Conseil
Sherbrooke, QC J1G 1K4
(819) 565-1155

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Identity crisis: Quebec confronts reality that never-ending values debate has come at a cost - National Post

Friday, February 17, 2017

Islamophobic vandalism. The document warned of a growth in hate crimes; Muslim institutions in Saguenay, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Sherbrooke had been targeted, whether by graffiti, a pig’s head on the doorstep or lead pellets through the windows. Insults and death threats had become “common currency” online, prompting some spokespeople to abandon the debate over secularism, it said. “Urgent concrete measures” were needed to pull Quebec out of a spiral toward greater insecurity and social tension, the report concluded, but Bouazzi said nothing was done.The poisoned atmosphere is not unique to Quebec, but it has been exacerbated here by the ceaseless debate, now more than 10 years old, over the proper place of religious minorities in a province that despite a long history of Catholicism now sees itself as secular. (While church pews have mostly emptied, 6.3 million Quebecers identify themselves as Christian, according to 2011 data.)Caught in the struggle for secularism are many of its newest citizens. From media exposés of maple sugar shacks agreeing not to serve pork to Muslim customers, to the former PQ government’s proposed values charter prohibiting public-sector workers from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols such as the hijab to Bill 62, now before the legislature, clamping down on burkas and niqabs, Muslims have been made to feel like targets.Daniel Weinstock, a professor at McGill University’s law faculty who researches religious and cultural diversity, noted that for most of the adult life of the 27-year-old alleged Quebec City gunman, Alexandre Bissonnette, the place of Muslims has been a recurring theme of Quebec political debate.“We have a small (Muslim) community here — about 250,000 people out of a population of roughly eight million — who have had a spotlight shone on them, not a flattering one, for the last 10 or 12 years,” Weinstock said. “There hasn’t been any respite.”A commission headed by two of Quebec’s leading public intellectuals, Gérard Bouchard and Charles Taylor, advised the government in 2008 on possible ways out of the impasse, but for the most part their recommendations were ignored.img data-attachment-id="1308997" data-permalink="http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/identity-crisis-quebec-confronts-reality-that-never-ending-values-debate-has-come-at-a-cost/attachment/haroun-bouazzi" data-orig-file="http://wpmedia.news.nationalpost.com/2017/02/haroun-bouazzi.png" data-orig-size="940,705" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{" aperture="" data-image-title="haroun-bouazzi" data-image-description="<p>Haroun Bouazzi: “I know no Muslim who was surprised (by the mosque attack...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/identity-crisis-quebec-confronts-reality-that-never-ending-values-debate-has-come-at-a-cost

Quebec City mosque shooting victims include businessman, professor and fathers of young children - CBC.ca

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Laval University, also in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood. He earned his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Polytechnic School of Algiers in Algeria in 1983 and graduated with a PhD from Sherbrooke University in 1990. His area of research focused on green chemistry and functional foods. He was the keynote speaker at the 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Quebec City last October. In a statement, Laval University Rector Denis Brière offered his condolences to Belkacemi's family and friends. ULaval describes professor Khaled Belkacemi killed during mosque shooting as 'distinguished, passionate & truly involved' #QCshooting pic.twitter.com/k19GjDrIkW — @CatouCBC On his Facebook page, Belkacemi's son, Amir, said his father was loved by all. "My father, a good man, an example of resilience, a man loved by all, a professor and researcher emeritus, a fighter, a man who left his country to give his family a chance to live far away from horror." Labidi, the vice-president at the mosque where the attack took place, said Belkacemi was a good friend. "He wouldn't have hurt anyone," Labidi said. "He was so kind and gentle." Retired Laval professor Hani Antoun described Belkacemi as a valued colleague and respected scientist. He said Belkacemi was married to another professor in the department and had three children. "He was a kind person, someone who was appreciated by everyone," Antoun said. "He was a renowned scientist who was very well-known. It's an enormous loss." Aboubaker Thabti Aboubaker Thabti was a father of two who worked at a pharmacy. (Photo from Facebook) Friends of Thabti, 44, told the Globe and Mail he worked in a pharmacy and had two young children. Abder Dhakkar told the newspaper that Thabti was one of the first people he met when he came to Quebec City from Montreal a year-and-a-half ago. "He's so kind; everyone loves him — everyone," he said. Mamadou Tanou and Ibrahima Barry Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, and Ibrahima Barry, 39, are friends from Guinea, according to Souleymane Bah, president of the Association of Guineans in Quebec. Mamadou Tanou Barry was the father of two toddlers, aged three and one-and-a-half. (Moussa Sangare/Canadian Press) Mamadou, who worked in information technology, was the father of two toddlers, aged three and one-and-a-half. Ibrahima, who worked for Quebec's Revenue Ministry, was a father of four. His children are aged 13, seven, three and two. Ibrahima Barry worked for Quebec's Revenue Ministry and was a father of four, aged two to 13. (Moussa Sangare/Canadian Press) The Guinean government posted a statement on its website following the shooting. "In this painful circumstance, the government of Gu...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-city-mosque-shooting-victims-1.3958191

Family struggles to find burial place for Quebec woman's tree urn - CBC.ca

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ecological footprint in life and death While there are still limitations to choosing memorial tree urns in Quebec, some cemeteries are taking notice of this shift in people's last wishes. In Sherbrooke, the Coopérative funéraire de l'Estrie built a natural cemetery in a wooded area behind its main building. "The only trace we leave behind is a small plate with the person's name and their dates of birth and death," said general manager François Fouquet. The only landmarks in this natural cemetery in Sherbrooke, Que. are the small plaques with the deceased's name and dates of birth and death. (Submitted by the Coopérative funéraire de l'Estrie) In 2012, the funeral co-operative built a trail through the trees. Biodegradable urns are buried on either side. ''It is very popular. People are more and more conscious of the mark they are leaving behind, and I think there is a lot of potential in these new models," said Fouquet. Fouquet says hundreds of plots have already been sold, with a total capacity of nearly 8,000. The natural cemetery doesn't accept tree urns either, because it wants to leave the forest in its natural state. There is also an urns-only natural cemetery in Prévost, in the Laurentians, which opened in 2009. New Quebec bill regulates ash scattering In February, the Quebec government passed a bill to regulate where a deceased person's ashes can be scattered. The bill requires funeral home workers to discuss with grieving families their plans for the remains of a loved one. It also limits certain places where remains can be scattered. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-family-memorial-tree-urn-1.3845844

Few attend funeral for priest who was a serial sex offender - Montreal Gazette

Friday, October 28, 2016

Only about a dozen people, gathered around John Edward Sullivan’s open casket Saturday afternoon in a small room on the second floor of the Magnus Poirier funeral complex on Sherbrooke St. E., near Langelier Blvd. Standing at the door of the visitation room was a family member who told a journalist he was not welcome to speak to any of the well-wishers, and sternly asked the journalist to leave the funeral home. The priest officiating the services declined to comment on Sullivan. Sullivan, who died on Easter Sunday at age 90, is a convicted sex offender; his crimes dating back to the 1960s. His obituary, which was published in the Montreal Gazette, said Sullivan “carried out his priestly ministry in various parishes throughout the Diocese until his appointment to the Matrimonial Tribunal.” He was in the spotlight this past week, when the Sault Ste. Marie Diocese settled a lawsuit filed by a man who said the church covered up years of sexual abuse suffered at Sullivan’s hands, and moved him from parish to parish, knowing full well he had molested children.  Sullivan, who was ordained in 1958 was convicted in 1992 of molesting three brothers in the late 1960...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/few-attend-funeral-for-priest-who-was-a-serial-sex-offender

Heritage activists want master plan to protect Côte-des-Neiges Rd. - Montreal Gazette

Friday, September 2, 2016

Décarie said. A master plan should also recognize the boundaries of Côte-des-Neiges, he said. For example, the city’s new signs will be hung from lamp posts only from Sherbrooke St., where Côte-des-Neiges starts, to Ellendale Ave. Yet the road continues for another kilometre to Jean-Talon St., and that section is being ignored, he said. A 1923 photo in front of the Claude family home. Pictured are Dominique Bergeron’s grandmother, Charlotte Demers, and Mimi Nantel, Bergeron’s aunt. Dominique Bergeron Dominique Bergeron, whose great-great grandfather, Pierre Claude, owned the largest tannery in Côte-des-Neiges and was its mayor from 1862 to 1885, has collected photos, street plans and census records to trace her family’s history, which is intertwined with Côte-des-Neiges.  Family photos show wooden sidewalks, houses and outdoor tennis courts on Côte-des-Neiges. Pierre Claude built his home on Côte-des-Neiges, on the site of what is today a school near Lacombe Ave. The residence was picked up and moved to the corner of Lacombe and Gatineau Ave., where it today houses a café, during one of the many periods that Côte-des-Neiges was widened.  Like Corbeil, Bergeron said the city’s plan to hang signs with historical descriptions is a good move to educate Montrealers on such forgotten features as the Raimbault Creek. “Who knows there was a creek there?” she said. “It’s a very good idea to commemorate the history.” Still, echoing Tremblay and Décarie, Bergeron said the city’s effort to honour Côte-des-Neiges as a founding route should go beyond hanging signs, such as conducting more archeological digs to search for traces of the past. For his part, Corbeil suggested there are still some buildings along Côte-des-Neiges that evoke the street’s history and that the city should ensure ar...
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/heritage-activists-want-master-plan-to-protect-cote-des-neiges-rd

Family calls for action against bullying in wake of Longueuil teen's death - CBC.ca

Thursday, 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?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/teen-death-longueuil-1.4420174

A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National Post

Thursday, 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. Aubrey de Grey thinks the first humans who will live to 1,000 already walk among us. But is postponing death a good thing? Tech folks are a little antsy about the whole death thing. They're putting money behind DNA 'hacking,' organ printing and tiny robots that might kill what ails you Robots and asteroids are likely threats, but we'll probably be wiped out by good, old-fashioned disease Amortized over time, it's a small price to pay for the hoped for results — the reversal of aging. And transfusions are already bestowing Methuselah-like effects L...
http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/a-list-of-terrorist-incidents-and-attacks-in-canada

Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway News

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/community/2018/3/5/cornwall-and-area-death-notices.html