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Community foundation leaves lasting legacy project

first_imgThe columbarium – a structure used to store urns that hold cremated remains – was donated to the village by the Pouce Coupe Community Foundation, a group of local volunteers who undertake projects for the betterment of their community. Larry Fynn, president of the foundation and a sitting village councillor, said the project will leave a lasting legacy for the village and its residents.“It’s nice to see some of these things come to fruition that will leave some history. It’s a great project,” he said.The columbarium is designed with 120 niches that can hold up to two urns each, for a total capacity to store 240 urns. Fynn said the doors of each niche can be engraved with the names of the deceased, and there is also room on the side of the structure to include engraved plaques.- Advertisement -The interior shell of the structure is built from aircraft aluminum, and then finished with granite and marble on the top and bottom, so he said the structure will be durable and will require very little maintenance.He said it was his late colleague, councillor Peter Kut, who originally came up with idea for a columbarium before he passed away earlier this year, and the foundation continued on with the project with the intention of gifting it back to the village. Fittingly, the foundation has offered Kut’s family the first choice of a niche.The structure cost about $50,000 to build was paid for by proceeds from the Canada Day barbeque at Pouce Park and other fundraisers, said Fynn. He said they are still working to secure the necessary permits, but the columbarium will begin accepting remains early next month, and there are already about six families interested in purchasing a niche.Advertisement Each niche will sell for about $900 and the money raised will go into a fund that will be set aside for the construction of new columbariums as needed, so that the legacy of the project will be perpetual, said Fynn.He said the columbarium makes sense from the viewpoint of efficiency as well, as space is limited at the cemetery to add many more gravesites. He said cremation appears to be a growing preference as well to preserve the remains of loved ones.“It will save us having to expand the graveyard I expect, in the immediate future, anyway,” he said.He said anyone interested in purchasing a niche can make arrangements through the Village Office, or through the funeral home they are dealing with.Advertisementlast_img read more

SECOND MAN IN COURT ON INISHOWEN HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE CHARGES

first_imgA SECOND man has appeared in court charged with a 50k rampage through holiday homes in Inishowen.Bernard McDaid broke into the homes along with two other men – Ashley Nicholl and a third man on the run from Gardai – during a drunken orgy of destruction on January 31st 2010.The men wrecked the houses in Moville, Malin and Culdaff which belonged to holiday-home owners from the North and Britain. The men destroyed kitchens, stairs, living rooms, smashed mirrors and broke fridges and televisions during the rampage.It total they caused more than €56,000 worth of damage to the four properties.Bernard McDaid was named by his co-accused and a finger print linked him to crime scenes.McDaid was drunk and high on drugs at the time.Nicholl was jailed for two years this summer for each of the four burglaries with all sentences to run concurrently.He also suspended the last year and backdated the sentence from when Nicholl first entered prison in May.When McDaid, 21, appeared in court this week, he told the judge that he had been offered a job working for a kitchen company and hoped to take it up.“I was very stupid and I was taking ecstasy,” he said, apologising for what he had done.Judge O’Hagan said he wanted to see proof of a job and adjourned sentence until Friday for proof to be produced.SECOND MAN IN COURT ON INISHOWEN HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE CHARGES was last modified: November 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bernard McDaidInishowenrampagelast_img read more