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McGarry Memorial Chapel & Cremation Services

139 Valley Drive
Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0
(819) 459-1800

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Seeing Eye - Warren Tribune Chronicle

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Warren Family Mission, 155 Tod Ave. NW, gives out supplemental bags of food and clothing from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. • Cortland Community Band — 7 p.m., Cortland Middle School, Wakefield Drive. Visit CortlandCommunityBand.org or call Pat at 330-652-2424. No auditions needed.• Cancer Caregiver Support Group Trumbull County — 6 to 8 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 3504 Main St., Mineral Ridge. Joyce, 330-652-0071.• Higher Education Assistance — Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Call 330-369-3010.• Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University — 6:30 p.m., Mahoning Valley Hope Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. 330-369-3010. • TOPS 1429 — weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hubbard. • Wednesday Morning Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous — closed discussion 10 a.m., USW, 1375 Union Hall, Room 7, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren.• Willingness Group — 10:30 a.m., Salvation Army, 1501 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown.• Wednesday Here and Now — 6 p.m., Sahara Club II, 2345 Youngstown Road, Warren.• Champion Group — 6:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High St. NW, Champion.• It Works: How and Why — 7:30 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.• Families Anonymous Warren — newcomers 6:45 p.m., meeting 7 p.m., Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 160 Clifton Drive, Warren. 330-307-8182.• Niles Al-Anon — 8 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles. • Austintown Never Alone Nar-Anon Group — 7 p.m., upstairs at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, 5211 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, a 12-step program for relatives and friends affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. 330 207-0845.• God Walked In — 5 p.m., 5 Memorial Drive, Greenville, Pa.• Cortland Area Kiwanis Club — noon, Enzo’s, Elm Road, Warren.• Warren Rotary Club — noon, Enzo’s Restaurant, Elm Road NE. • TOPS 1350, Cortland — weigh-in, 9:15 a.m., Bazetta Township Hall, 3372 state Route 5, Bazetta.• TOPS 1859 — 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in and meeting 6 p.m., Champion Christian Church, 151 Center St., Champion.• Parkinson Support Group of Trumbull County — 1:30 p.m., Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road, Howland. 330-856-4286. • Niles Kiwanis — noon, Hometown Buffet, Eastwood Mall complex, Niles.• PERI monthly meeting — 11:15 a.m., DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. 330-372-2603.• Fourth Ward Girard Block Watch — 5 p.m. at the Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Newfoundland father of man slain in Edmonton pleads for help to get body home - Edmonton Sun

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I want people to know that my son existed. And I want people to know someone took his life,” he said. jwakefield@postmedia.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Devastated family of Christian Provencher seeks answers in 19-year ... - CBC.ca

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christian Provencher's girlfriend for three-and-a-half years. (Stu Mills/CBC) On Aug. 9, his heart pounding visibly in his chest, Provencher's girlfriend's mother, Cynthia Rogocki, drove him to Wakefield Hospital. "He waited for five hours and during the time he waited, he had an anxiety attack because these palpitations were coming and going," said Rogocki. Provencher was never offered either a CT scan or an MRI. But after the August episode a doctor finally referred him to a cardiologist. When the call from the specialist's office finally came six weeks later, it went to a wrong number. Somehow the message was left at the home of another Provencher, Christian's uncle. Declining health During the wait, Cynthia Rogocki said she saw a noticeable decline in the boy her daughter had been dating for the past three-and-a-half years. "He was taking vitamins, herbal teas, he was eating healthy and trying to make himself better, but he was very concerned that these palpitations would come and go," said Rogocki. Cynthia Rogocki, right, comforts Chantal Dumoulin, Christian's mother. (Stu Mills/CBC) "The last two weeks before he passed, he slept for many long hours. His energy was getting lower and lower. Also, he looked pale and a little bluish in his face." Provencher's mother said her son began believing doctors when they told him his heart palpitations were likely due to his decision to quit smoking, but in retrospect she wishes they'd pushed medical professionals to do more. "I think they should have done tests before they made a diagnosis, but they didn't," said Dumoulin.  Autopsy in Montreal After his death on Sept. 25 Provencher's body was sent for autopsy to Montreal, a process his grief-stricken mother was told could take two to three weeks. But on Oct. 5, Dumoulin received another shock in the form of a call from a funeral home, telling her her son's body was back in Hull.  "I said, 'I don't understand, I didn't get a phone call from the coroner.'" The woman from the funeral home told Dumoulin she didn't understand either and had only been informed the body was back, though not where it was. The next morning Dumoulin returned to the Hull Hospital, this time to look for her son's body.  At the Wakefield-area home of his girlfriend Mandy Rogocki, a candle burns for Christian Provencher. (Stu Mills/CBC) "They finally found him at another funeral home in Hull, and when I got there they told me he was there since the 27th of September. And we were still at home waiting for the phone call all that time." Because no one had come to claim the body, the funeral home was preparing to...

Looking backward: Sept. 30, 2016 - Shelbyville Sentinel News

Friday, October 28, 2016

James William Cranmer, 86; Harold Morton Davis 59; Rebekah Ann Gresham, 29; Harold Maurice Reed, 58; Pauline Rucker, 86; Thomas Smith “T.S. Shouse, 91; Mary Alice Jamison Stivers, 93; Morry Thomas Wakefield, 90; Jeff Whitaker, 51. 15 years ago, 2001 Whitney Whitaker was named Shelby County High School’s Homecoming queen at the Rockets’ football victory over J-town.... And then there was one: Big Top tobacco warehouse joined the list of Shelby County warehouses that would sit idle for this burley auction season. Owner Rogers Nichols announced the warehouse would be closed and the building and property put up for lease.... Anticipating growth in the size of its flock, Simpsonville Baptist Church undertook a $1.6 million expansion that would add a worship center, fellowship hall, gymnasium and classrooms. The 22,000 square-foot project would nearly double the size of the existing church.... Births: Brianna Lynn Lopez, Kayley Grace Smith.... I’m one: Brooklyn Marie Aldridge, Abigail Miller.... Deaths: Hattie Vest, 86; Grace Roberta White Grundy, 90; Lucille Ethington Wood, 89; Selbert Harding Coleman, 81; David Allen Downs Sr., 61; Julian Baker, 65. 25 years ago, 1991 Betty Jean Chatham had been a wife, mother of five, pianist, organist, composer and teacher. She was named artist-in-residence at St. Catharine College by its president, former Gov. Martha Layne Collins.... An engine fire gutted a 1988 Coachmen camper on I-64, sending thick black smoke into the sky west of Shelbyville. State troopers closed both lanes of the interstate briefly while volunteers from the Shelby County Fire Department put out the blaze.... A fire at the Budd Company Inc. plant on Brunerstown Road shut down operations for about an hour and a half.... Debbie Hall, high school social studies teacher, received an "Excellence in the Teaching of Social Studies" award from the Kentucky Council for the Social Studies.... Four county residents filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court to reverse the approval of a minor subdivision on the north side of Reed Lane.... Shelby County High School's soccer team ended up making its presence felt at Oldham County's Super Soccer Shootout, taking fifth place.... Robertson's Country Hams changed its product name to Finchville Farms for all the country meat products in produces. Bill Robertson, owner, said the name change was necessary due to the previous trademarketing of the name Robertson's by a ham producer in Texas.... Shelbyville was cited for its excellent pedestrian safety efforts with a Pedestrian Safety Station in the American Automobile Association's 52nd annual Pedestrian Protection program. This year's award recognized eight consecutive years without a pedestrian fatality.... Sandy Truax was presented with a Desert Storm poster. He son, Leonard Winkler, was told he would be returning to Saudi Arabia for a six-month tour of duty.... Birth: Breanna Kate Stratton.... Deaths: Robert Lee Fortney, 67; Thomas Edward Sanford, 89; Mrs. Jessie Brewer Moore, 71; James Richard “Tudy" McCarty, 79; Viola Bohannon Faith, 81; Willie Pearl Elliotte, 83; Edward Ellis Barrickman, 66; Charles Howard Ortman, 86; Nellie Connor Scearce, 84. 40 years ago, 1976 Two Shelby County subdivisions ­ Ken Acres and Meadow Run ­ and the property adjacent to them successfully petitioned for inclusion in the Shelby County Suburban Fire District.... Debbie Hankins, 15, was selected as Shelby County High School's Bandsperson of the Month.... Peggy C. Catlett and Charlotte Bond were both winners in The Sentinel-News'Football Contest. They both guess wrong on only three of their 20 game picks but Catlett won first honors for predicting exactly the total points scored in the Shelby County-Ft. Knox game.... An amended Shelbyville liquor ordinance was approved by the City Council with little comment except for council desires that it be strictly enforced.... In just about 30 days on the job, Shelbyville meter maid Judy Hawkins pegged more than 1,000 tardy parkers. And at 50 cents a shot, that means she produced at least $500 worth of potential city income.... The city of Shelbyville announced it will probably drop the proposed strict sign ordinance before the second public hearing on the new zoni...

Double-billed funeral due to record 'confusion,' says Hulse, Playfair & McGarry - Ottawa Sun

Friday, September 9, 2016

He said the “most significant contributing factor” was that the prepaid funeral arrangement was not with Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, but with McGarry Memorial Funeral Home, a separate company in Wakefield, which has its own files and independent operation. The Wakefield company is owned by the Brian McGarry Family Trust, controlled by Sharon McGarry and her ex-husband Brian McGarry, who was fired by Hulse, Playfair & McGarry in 2014, sparking a legal battle between the firm and its one-time chief executive and public face.Initially, the funeral director at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry was unable to locate any record of the prepaid funeral arrangement, leading him to bill Harrison for the full amount, Patrick McGarry said.Complicating matters further was that the contract showed some items, including a fee for cemetery equipment, that had not been prepaid, he said. Despite that, “we discovered that it had in fact been included in the original quote.“Unfortunately, due to an inadvertent error, that item had failed to be reflected on the final prepaid contract. When it was pointed out to us, the director removed the cost as a good faith measure.”When Harrison’s complaint reached his desk, McGarry said he reviewed everything closely. “I wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to make it right.”The company also provided additional services worth more than $1,000 at no cost to the family, he said. “Although rare in occurrence, when a problem or issue arises, our approach is to quickly and directly resolve it.”He said the funeral firm has “reviewed and refined” its processes to prevent similar errors in the future, “including updating our software program to close any gap in information.”McGarry spoke to Harrison by phone Friday. “I was finally able to explain to her the full situation and to apologize for the extra stresses that the billing issue created.”In light of McGarry’s explanation, Michael D’Mello, the BAO’s manager of licensing, said he saw no need to continue the investigation into the complaint.After speaking to McGarry, Harrison said she was still struggling. “He was very apologetic and described a series of unfortunate errors with no ill intent, and said if a prepaid funeral was paid for again, in error, the double payment would have been caught and corrected at year end,” she said.“On the other hand, I am still not convinced that this couldn’t have, or hasn’t, happened to someone else.” dbutler@postmedia.com twitter.com/ButlerDon Let's block ads! (Why?)...

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...

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...

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?)...