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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 08, 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 02, 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

Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto Star

Wednesday, 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...
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2019/03/15/suspect-wanted-in-shooting-death-of-hells-angel-has-lengthy-criminal-history.html

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, 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 ...
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/dozens-bikers-attend-funeral-hells-213937721.html

James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal Gazette

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism.' James Shea 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...
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/james-shea-remembered-as-fervent-advocate-for-education-language-rights