Widow scared to visit grave

Widow scared to visit grave

There are 19 comments on the Edmonton Sun story from Oct 27, 2007, titled Widow scared to visit grave. In it, Edmonton Sun reports that:

Ugly court tussle over slain RCMP officer's body The widow of slain Mountie Leo Johnston is afraid to visit his grave as an ugly court battle rages over plans to dig up his remains.

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MJL

Lac La Biche, Canada

#1 Oct 27, 2007
Kelly I can't imagine why. The reasons given for moving and disturbing your husbands rest are so feable.Cst Leo Johnston is our respected hero and paid the price for his chosen profession. You have chosen to lay him to his deserved rest in Willow Park Cemetery. Why would you now disrespect him by having him move to a place where he will hardly ever be visited? So soon after losing your father you continue with your quest it seems so hard to believe. I wonder how this would turn out if the roles were reversed and you were laid to rest in your home town and then two years later were dug up and moved to a place your family couldn't visit very often. Think of the hurts your imposing on all involved including your self. Your fear of coming to Lac La Biche?? Is this another tactic to make your quest look reasonable?
Let your Loved One Rest In Peace there is no gain for anyone in disinturing him.

Since: Mar 08

Lac La Biche, Canada

#3 May 23, 2008
waht a bunch of crap!:(
understandable

Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

#4 Sep 4, 2008
according to the law kelly has every right to move her husbands body where she wants to she was his wife but i think that the way she went about it was very cruel besides hes dead does it really matter where the body goes you only have to look into your heart to see leo you dont need a grave site to do that
telusyourname

Lac La Biche, Canada

#5 Oct 10, 2008
so what is happening with this issue?
Hawk

Sainte-marie, Canada

#6 Oct 10, 2008
Barney Your back again
Hawk

Lac La Biche, Canada

#7 Oct 15, 2008
Tombstone kills man working on parents’ grave
A 77-year-old man is dead after a tombstone presumably fell on him while he worked on his parents’ grave in Gatineau, Que.CP

this sounds like my relative!
Hawk

Lac La Biche, Canada

#9 Oct 15, 2008
If all the last-minute preparations go as planned, the new Canadian Tire in Athabasca will soon be opening its doors.

After only a few months between ground-breaking and door-opening, owner and operator Leonard LeSage is overseeing the final steps to be ready for the opening.

And if all goes well and all the last-minute preparations are ready, LeSage said the store will open this Thursday.

For LeSage, the experience in town has been a great one at every step of the way.

Beginning with the construction of the building, LeSage said he’s been quite impressed with the quality and speed of the construction.

Several local companies, including Chic’s Contracting and Future Controls, helped with the project, a choice that was made for both it’s time and cost-saving potential.

And according to LeSage, it’s a move that’s paid off.

"The local trades here in town have really impressed me. Usually you don’t know what’s going to go on with the timing of the trades, but they’ve been great," said LeSage.

Currently, the smaller market style of the new Canadian Tire is only one of four in all of Canada, and the first in western Canada. The other three similar-sized stores are in Deep River, Cochrane and Hearst, all in Ontario.

Canadian Tire plans to build as many as 100 throughout the country.

The smaller market style features more individualized stock with certain sections customized over time, depending on the needs of the community.

Where traditional Canadian Tire stores can be upwards of 50,000 square feet with as many as 30,000 different products, the Athabasca location will have around 18,000 square feet of space and 10,000 products.

This is in addition to the almost 20,000 square feet of enclosed as well as open-air garden space, which will change from winter tools to garden goods as the seasons progress.

As well, the store will be able to issue fishing and hunting licenses for interested people.

And as added retail location, the store will have a fully operational, through smaller scale Mark’s Work WearHouse location within the store.

Previously, LeSage came from Manitoba where he operated several Canadian Tire Auto Part stores and decided he would take on the Athabasca project.

"It’s been great here so far," said LeSage, who moved with his family to the area a few months ago. "The whole community has helped me with everything I need. Everyone’s really helpful and the town services made the move really easy."

For LeSage, the new store is not only a big project for him and his family, but it will also have a profound impact on the community.

"Overall, having this store is going to change the shopping experience for the town and the surrounding region," said LeSage. "You won’t have to drive to Edmonton to get what you need."

The grand opening of the store will take place on Oct. 30, and will feature a ribbon-cutting, special flyers and five days of specials.
metis girl

Hardisty, Canada

#10 Oct 18, 2008
huh?? what does Canadian tire have to do with the Johnston issue???
David Layton Sr

Lac La Biche, Canada

#11 Nov 7, 2008
what is happening with this issue?

“Muggleford est. 2008”

Since: Oct 08

Lac La Biche

#12 Nov 7, 2008
Hawk, dude, don't be a spanner. This is a serious issue here - Serious in the sense that is it really emotional and upsetting to many residents. No one really gives a fig about Canadian Tire or Athabasca. A lame store in a lame town.

Back to the matter at hand...I think it would be disgusting if anyone lashed out at someone while visiting a grave site. Everyone in town knows about this situation, and has strong opinions. But regardless what is happening, a widow should never feel afraid to visit the grave of her husband.

As for what the community thinks, while I can't speak for everyone, I get the feeling that most residents want Leo to be allowed to rest, not because we agree with the wife or the parent, but just because through his sacrific, he has earned the right to rest peacefully. It is absolutely shameful that he is more remembered now for the argument over where to burry him, than for the heroic sacrific he made that day.

“Muggleford est. 2008”

Since: Oct 08

Lac La Biche

#13 Nov 7, 2008
Whoops, bad spelling...sacrifice not sacrific...I apologize.
dHat Pawlo

Calgary, Canada

#14 Nov 7, 2008
GOD Bless....everyone,here.tooooo booot!!!.....LOV'yha..eh.
David Layton Sr

Lac La Biche, Canada

#15 Nov 7, 2008
no, just wondering, astute TEDDY!

by the way, love your mug shot!

“dr.sammanthalayt [email protected]

Since: Nov 08

veradero, cuba

#16 Nov 7, 2008
seems to me the soul is gone,

more of an emotional connection for living ones

but, what is happening with the fund raising?

“Mom of one son.”

Since: Nov 08

BROOKHAVEN, MS 39601

#17 Nov 7, 2008
How can he rest, when all the people he loves are arguing where his bones are lain to rest; they need to love him enough to allow his soul to be at peace and to be able to go on to God!

“dr.sammanthalayt [email protected]

Since: Nov 08

veradero, cuba

#18 Nov 7, 2008
when a candle goes out- the flame moves somewhere else?

get a grip, you red neck looser!

“dr.sammanthalayt [email protected]

Since: Nov 08

veradero, cuba

#19 Nov 7, 2008
the cemetary is under video capture
via solar system

bensom has his people on 23 hyr watch

just in case

“I smell a lie miles away”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#20 Nov 11, 2008
Shame on LLB for trying to scare a widow, I call that heartless slobs.

“Mom of one son.”

Since: Nov 08

BROOKHAVEN, MS 39601

#21 Nov 11, 2008
dr sammantha layton wrote:
when a candle goes out- the flame moves somewhere else?
get a grip, you red neck looser!
Actually, I am a Coon-Ass and darn proud of it!!!! There are things in this universe that I do not claim to understand. My beliefs hurt no one not even myself! By the way, I do not believe you are a doctor, and if you are I do not like your attitude.

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