Families lay victims of N.S. rampage to rest, postpone public services

HALIFAX — Families of the 22 people killed in a murderous rampage in Nova Scotia are making arrangements to lay their ones to rest.

Obituaries posted in a local newspaper say close friends and relatives are holding private funeral service for many of the victims.

But some say public celebrations of the lives lost will have to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained.

Many mourners are finding ways to pay their respects within the constraints of physical distancing.

In lieu of a formal funeral service, a memorial motorcade was scheduled to roll past 36-year-old Joe Webber’s home in the Halifax suburb of Wyses Corner on Saturday.

Meanwhile, police in Sudbury, Ont., saluted slain RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson at a tribute in the public square Friday.

Officers who couldn’t attend because of the 10-person cap on funerals were encouraged to wear red in the Mountie’s honour.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

$2 raise for some health care workers in Alberta over a month late

Delay isn’t from Alberta Health, spokesperson confirms

Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police

Police say there is a connection between two recent deaths – a… Continue reading

Wind warning issued for central Alberta

City of Red Deer and Lacombe under wind warning

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically

Ottawa pledges millions to promote holiday travel in Canada during pandemic

Funding announced include $30 million originally earmarked for attracting foreign visitors

Sweats are in, slacks are out: Could ‘work-leisure’ become business as usual?

Many desk-dwellers are opting for sweatpants as work-from-home era has loosened up dress codes

Minimum wage goes up June 1 in B.C. as businesses face COVID-19 challenges

Increase is part of the government’s pledge to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage

In hard-hit Quebec, families struggle to mourn those lost to COVID-19

The province recorded more than 50,000 confirmed cases and over 4,300 deaths as of Friday

Most Read