Former Canadian Finance Minister dead at 64

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(CHCH story) The House of Commons suspended its sitting before question period, as they learned of Flaherty’s death. Opposition MP’s also offered their condolences to Flaherty’s colleagues. Flaherty is being remembered as an astute politician, and dear friend by officials in all levels of government. Presenting his final budget to the house of commons, Jim…

‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn, prolific film and TV star, dies at 65

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James Rebhorn, the busy character actor who played the father of Claire Danes’ troubled CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the Showtime drama “Homeland,” has died. He passed away at his home on Friday, his agent Dianne Busch confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65. Rebhorn also had a recent recurring role on the USA Network…

Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

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The Ultimate Warrior, the retired U.S. professional wrestler who just days ago was inducted into the WWE hall of fame, has died at the age of 54. The WWE released a statement on its website saying it is “deeply saddened” to hear about the passing of “one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever.” The…

Mickey Rooney Dead — Legendary Actor Dies at 93

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Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents’ vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film.…

Former SJA principal laid to rest in Dominica

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Former Principal of the St Joseph’s Academy (SJA) and Catholic Brother Patrick Paul McNiven was buried in Dominica yesterday. Brother McNiven, 79, died at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau, Dominica, on February 21 after a short period of illness. As a religious brother and missionary who committed his life to…

The Passing of Charles S. Gregoire of Dominica

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It was twilight time at Dominica’s Botanic Gardens sometime in 1968, and the Baobab, Black Rosewood and Balata trees which embroidered the cricket pitch were quickly receding from easy view. Over to the west, the Caribbean Sea was sparkling beneath a lavish sunset of yellow and magenta streaks radiating outward. As the natural light dimmed…

Former Miss Dominica contestant laid to rest

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Amid silent sobbing and gentle funeral hymns, former carnival queen contestant Aisha Mark was laid to rest on Tuesday. Tears came easily to everyone in attendance as they said their final farewell to the young 33-year-old mother who succumbed to breast cancer on February 6th, 2014. Speaking at the funeral service held at the St.…