Rod was born in Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to John Andrew and Mary Cassie MacDonnell. He described fond memories of his youth in Mabou, working on the family farm, getting into trouble with his brothers and enjoying the many dances and house parties of the area, where he met the love of his life, Rita, for the first time. Jobs were not plentiful in Cape Breton and Rod left home in 1952 to find work. And Alexander in Sudbury, where he worked in the mines of northern Ontario ‘shaft sinking.’ It was here that he and Rita crossed paths again when Rod’s brother, A.D., married Rita’s sister, Frances. Rod saw Rita at the wedding and it was “love all over again.” Rod and Rita were married in 1958 and settled in Temagami, where their two sons, Bernie and Gary, were born. They moved to Niagara Falls in 1965 when Rod was hired at General Motors. It was here that they bought their first house and their daughter, Kelly, was born. When not working at GM, Rod loved to spend his free time staying fully informed on current events, attending dances in Toronto with Rita, running to keep fit, and his favourite – driving. Rod had a real love of cars – fixing them, driving them, or telling people about them; he could answer almost any question you had about a vehicle, whether GM, Ford, or Chrysler. Rod retired from his job as a tow motor operator at GM in 1993. Always a great ‘handy-man,’ Rod busied himself in retirement collecting and recycling scrap metal. He always liked to have extra cash in his pocket, which he was eager to spend taking his friends and family out for dinner. Sadly, Rod lost his vision in 2005, but continued to live life to the fullest extent possible, enjoying visits with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, keeping fit on his treadmill and, of course, staying up-to-date on the daily CNN coverage. Rod was fortunate to be able to remain in his own home with the support of his son, Gary, until his admission to hospital three weeks and five days prior to his passing. A loving and supportive husband, father, brother, and friend, he will be dearly missed. A funeral mass was held for Roddie at St. Thomas More Church in Niagara Falls on February 8th, followed by the Rite of Committal at Fairview Cemetery and a reception at Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., where family and friends enjoyed sharing fond memories of Roddie. Online condolences at Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Vincent de Paul Society, in memory of Rod. DEREK HEARD – November 5, 1927 – January 19, 2022 – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Derek in his 95th year. He was the son of the late William and Nellie Heard and husband to his late wife Jinnie . Derek was the loving father of Nancy Cox of Bloomfield, Sue Crnic of Canberra, Australia and the late Jane Fobert of Belleville. He was the most loving grandfather of Dylan Cox , Meghan Stevens from the County as well as Neil Crnic , Alicia Iervasi and Amy Leech all from Australia He was also proud Grampa GG to 12 great grandchildren. Derek was brother to the later Arthur Heard and will be most fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews and friends. He was an avid hockey player and played the game into his early 80s. He was often called Gordie years ago after his idol Gordie Howe. He rode his bike far and wide, roller bladed and he loved to dance always in the shoes he was married in. Father built a cottage at North Beach in 1959 and gave memories to many that were some of the happiest days of our lives. A shining example of a wonderful father and what one should strive for as a person. He will be remembered as a gentleman on and off the ice and as a gentle man.
They were just asked to be ready to play some 18 hours after that 2 AM sighting; and for every 3-12 shooting turn we can peg on a night spent too late at a casino, there are dozens upon dozens of 30 point games that came just hours after the nocturnal habits took a bit of a turn. Not everyone can swat 714 homers while subsisting on a diet of hot dogs, cigars, beer and whiskey; and not everyone can play 45 minutes and drop a 29-point, 14-assist, 10-rebound line on the league’s best defense hours after thumbing through the blackjack tables. To see your localized preferences, please enable geolocation services in your browser settings. According to ESPN Stats, LeBron James is 8-1 all-time in series in which his teams take a 3-2 lead including a perfect 3-0 in the conference finals. Carroll and Joseph noted they were accompanied by two police officers and two casino employees, to avoid causing a scene with fans, rather than travelling with an entourage as the story suggested. Raptors coach Dwane Casey said the two players in question are adults, weren’t drinking and broke no laws or team curfew. “The guy tried to paint a picture that wasn’t there,” Carroll said. “I think even reading the story, I think he said we were walking with a group of guys. We actually were walking with two policemen and two of the staff who were escorting us back to the hotel, because they didn’t want fans running up to us and all those types of things.
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His wide circle of friends will always remember his extraordinarily kind nature. Donations in Kelvin’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. James Thompson Coady, age 91, passed away peacefully on March 17th, at Arborstone Enhanced Care Facility in Halifax. Born in Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, Jim was the son of the late Patrick and Catherine Coady. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Phyllis; daughter Lynn ; and three sons Jim , Britt, and Clint, as well as his grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, and Jack; and sisters Helen MacLellan, Barbara MacAleenan; and his brother Larry, in addition to many nieces and nephews. A huge piece of our families’ hearts flew to heaven December 3rd, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at home December 3rd, 2020. She loved her sisters Harlow and Raina as well as her brother Knox and they sure loved her. She was our rainbow of light, full of joy and love, and she came to us just when we needed a rainbow the most. Blake is survived by her mother Kara Gillis and her father Bradley MacNeil. She’s survived by her siblings Harlow, Raina and Knox as well as her grandparents Inez Forbes, Carl MacNeil, Pauline Gillis, James Gillis, great-grandparents Beatrice Gillis and James Gillis, as well as Louise Forbes. Marie , Justine Gillis Pettipas , uncle Dixon Gillis, and many cousins, great-uncles, great-aunts, and friends. Although we wish we could have had more time with our sweet princess we were blessed that God gifted us with three unbelievably happy months. She left foot prints on our hearts that will be there forever.
Dozens of restaurants, everything from Applebys to The KEG, Ajax used to be the go-to town for major restaurant chains from all the surrounding communities. Ajax has 4 golf clubs, curling clubs, theatres, comedy clubs, 20 schools, a hospital and more. It’s safe to say Ajax has everything you could possibly want or need in a community. The projections also gloss over how the new Raptors should be greater than the sum of their parts. Ujiri’s biggest offseason acquisition was free-agent small forward DeMarre Carroll, a strong 3-and-D player who helped the Atlanta Hawks win 60 games last year. Carroll is a significant upgrade over Terrence Ross, who moves to the bench as a sixth-man to replace Louis Williams. Ujiri also jettisoned back-up guard Greivis Vasquez and brought in Toronto native Cory Joseph from the San Antonio Spurs. WASHINGTON -The U.S. consumer watchdog agency said on Thursday that it will consider rules to better protect Americans’ privacy and crack down on businesses that collect far-reaching personal information without consumers’ full understanding. When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account.
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Many friends and family received gifts of knitted socks, hats, mitts, baby afghans, and panda bears and kittens over the years. In 2018, Mom moved to the seniors apartment complex in Baddeck where she made many new friends. While in hospital, Mom looked forward to her many visitors and phone calls from family and friends. As per Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Memorial donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph “James” Poirier, 68, of Inverness. James passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20th, 2020, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born on September 8th, 1951, he was the son of the late John James and Julia Poirier, and stepson of late Margaret Poirier. As a carpenter and handy man, he was employed in the building of the Inverness Arena, refurbishing many local homes, and always willing to share his talents with others if anything needed fixing. After the sale of the J&H Diner, he began his employment with Shean Co-op for the next 32 years, starting as delivery driver and working his way up to department manager of produce. He was an avid hunter and fisherman teaching his children the skills and appreciation of both sports. James liked to dance and in better days would be the first on the floor and the last to leave. He enjoyed a good game of crib, 45s, or a competitive game of auction. But it was bingo that he enjoyed the most and many times filled in as caller. Being able to play bingo at home during his disability gave him something to look forward to. He was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan and sadly didn’t get to fulfill his wish to attend a game. Holidays and special events were always celebrated and family, friends, and co-workers always welcomed to socialize. On March 1st, 2011, life changed and he was forced to give up his employment and involvement in community activities when he became disabled with Parkinson’s Disease. He fought a courageous battle for the past nine years before the disease and other health complications ended his fight this past week. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter; an infant sister; adopted brother, Gerald MacDonald; aunts, Margaret Webb and Mary H. Chiasson; step uncles and cousins. Donations in James’ memory can be made to Inverness Volunteer Fire Department, Stella Maris Building Fund, or Parkinson’s Association.
- They moved to Niagara Falls in 1965 when Rod was hired at General Motors.
- At the award’s presentation event on Feb 6th, hosted ByThe Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee, the year’s best work in children’s television was singled out and celebrated by the Global Kids’ Entertainment Industry at the Kidscreen Summit in New York.
- As well he leaves behind grandsons Jesse Fraser , East Lkae Ainlsie, Seth Fraser , North Lake Ainslie, Skylar Denny-de Witte, California, and great-grandsons Ewan and William MacDonald-Fraser, and Thoreau MacKenzie Fraser.
- For those desiring, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
- On May 25, 2003, Kevin Reid attempted to rescue a friend from drowning on Cornfield Lake, near Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador.
When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Leech will star as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle will take on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland. Leech stars as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle takes on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland. The series is set against the backdrop of a small town with big secrets. Twenty years after the murder of a young woman traumatized the community of Bellevue, the killer is back. When a high school hockey star, who is wrestling with his gender identity, goes missing and signs point to foul play, Paquin’s Detective Annie Ryder must unravel all the pieces to the mystery before her own life falls apart. Serinda Swan stars as Dr. Jenny Cooper, a coroner who investigates any suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto.
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He grasped her under the arms, removed her from the vehicle and, helped by others, carried her to safety. The Phantom, a 4-hour, action-packed, dramatic miniseries began principal photography today, starring Ryan Carnes as Chris Walker/The Phantom and Sandrine Holt as the Phantom’s advisor Guran. Isabella Rossellini guest stars as the villainous Dr. Bella Lithia, the inventor of a deadly mind control program and Cameron Goodman is Walker’s love interest Renny. The television movie about the unlikely friendship between a homeless woman and a beautiful but tough veteran cop has already been nominated for 3 Image Awards and 1 Prism Award. The third season is directed by Adrienne Mitchell and Charles Binamé . Joining the production team are Line Producer Claude Paiement , D.O.P. Éric Cayla , Production Designer Donna Noonan and Costume Designer Janet Campbell . The series airs on The Movie Network and Movie Central , on ION Television in the US, as well as over 100 territories worldwide. Principal photography on the third season of the award-winning series Durham County has just wrapped in Montreal. Produced by Muse Entertainment for AETN and History Television, The Kennedys come from the Emmy® Award-winning team behind the groundbreaking series 24, creators Stephen Kronish and Joel Surnow. The series will be directed by Jon Cassar and produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Asylum Entertainment. Joel Surnow, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels, Michael Prupas, Jon Cassar and Jamie Paul Rock serve as the executive producers. AETN channel, History, to produce the Canadian Specialty channel’s first-ever scripted limited series, The Kennedys. Featuring a stellar cast, this revealing one-hour, eight-part drama spotlights one of America’s most legendary families as they have never been seen before. Durham County – Season 2 received nominations for Best Dramatic Series ; Best Direction ; Best Actress (Hélène Joy) as well as Best Casting, Best Make-up, Best Sound and Best Main Title Design. The second season of the riveting 6 hr. crime series Durham County received 7 Gemini nominations today. The Gemini Awards are Canada’s “Emmy Awards” and honour outstanding achievement in television. The $40 million, eight-part Pillars miniseries, funded by Canadian, German and British financiers, has an ensemble cast that includes Canadian actors Donald Sutherland, Alison Pill and Gordon Pinsent. Being Human, the U.S. version of the British series, produced by Muse Entertainment in association with ZODIAK USA, has averaged 1.8 million viewers so far in its first season, making it the cable network’s most successful winter scripted series launch in six years. The Kennedys, an 8-hour historical drama about America’s most legendary political family, is being licensed by more than 50 territories around the world for broadcast this year, making The Kennedys one of the most highly anticipated television events of 2011. Muse Entertainment’s latest production Cyberbully, starring Emily Osment , Kelly Rowan and Kay Panabaker , will premiere July 17th at 8 pm on ABC Family. The television movie follows a teenage girl who is pushed to the brink of suicide by the online bullying she gets from kids at school. In the series, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan , ghost Sally and werewolf Josh – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most “normal” humans could ever imagine. Being Human became an instant hit for Syfy when it premiered in January 2011 averaging 1.8 million viewers making it the channel’s most successful winter season scripted series launch in 6 years. Dichen Lachman previously co-starred as Sierra on Joss Whedon’s FOX series Dollhouse and has guest starred on Hawaii Five-0, NCIS LA and the upcoming season of Torchwood. She is represented by Jennifer Craig of The Gersh Agency and Mel McKeon and Laura Myones of McKeon-Myones Management. Being Human became an instant hit for US network Syfy when it premiered in January 2011, averaging 1.8 million viewers, and making it Syfy’s most successful, winter-season, scripted series launch in 6 years. In Canada, the debut was the most successful new series launch in winter/spring for SPACE since 2005. Muse Entertainment has begun production in Montreal of the second season of the hit sci-fi series Being Human. The 13-episode series is about three paranormal roommates and stars Sam Witwer , Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington . Dichen Lachman joins the cast this season playing a reclusive, centuries-old, vampire royal.
Alexander Siddig is a highly accomplished stage and screen actor who plays High Priest Amun, a major political figure who holds great influence in King Tutankhamun’s inner sanctum. Sibylla Deen plays Ankhe, the calculating and conniving sister-wife of King Tutankhamun. Deen is an up-and-coming Australian actress who is a breakout star in FX’s critically-acclaimed new hit series, “Tyrant,” portraying the character of Nusrat Al Fayeed. Shawn Rosengarten has worked in television distribution for 15 years. During his time at Just For Laughs, Shawn licensed over 100,000 hours of content across all platforms from every continent, establishing Just For Laughs Gags, Just For Laughs Stand-Up, and other comedy series worldwide. He also brokered the production of Just For Laughs Gags Asia in Singapore with MediaCorp and as well as comedy specials for Comedy Central, Paramount Comedy Spain, and China’s CCTV3. He is also a former member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Debuting on November 23 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas” will be the first movie in the franchise, with three more slated for 2015. REELZ picked up U.S. rights to “The Kennedys” amid much controversy when it was dropped by another network and many critics said the project was never going to air. But REELZ defied critics and exercised its freedom as an independent voice. Not only did it air on REELZ but it went on to receive 10 Emmy nominations and won 4 Emmy Awards including best actor for Barry Pepper’s portrayal of Robert Kennedy. In addition, the miniseries was recognized with 12 other awards and 18 nominations. Signed, Sealed, Delivered follows a quartet of civil servants who transform themselves into an elite team of lost-mail detectives working in the Dead Letter Office. Their determination to deliver the undeliverable takes them out of the post office and into an unpredictable world where letters and packages from the past save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but always miraculously on time. A+E Studios is producing The Boys of ’67, in association with executive producer Jim Head of Head First Productions and executive producer Michael Prupas of Muse Entertainment. Award- winning screenwriter Jeb Stuart will pen and executive produce the series based on the book of the same name bynoted historian Andrew Wiest. Stuart penned the screenplays for films including Die Hard, Another 48 Hours, The Fugitive and Switchback. Over the past 25 years his features have grossed more than $2.5 billion.