Archive for April, 2019

Sybil E. Chin passes on….. Funeral in Ottawa on April 10, 2019

Obituary Overview- “Grandma Chin”

CHIN, Sybil E. (nee Tang)It is with great sadness that the family of Sybil E. Chin announce her passing on Friday, March 29th, 2019, at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Leslie Chin. Loving mother of Gene, George (Yoko) and Gerry (Carol). Cherished grandmother of Leslie Jr (Andrea), Gerry Jr (Denise), Raelene, Kristene (Nick), James, Samy and Pia.

Dear great-grandmother of Kaitlyn, Brody, Connor, Ella, Gehrig and predeceased by great-grandson, Logan. Sybil was lovingly known as “Grandma Chin” to everyone she met and will be forever remembered by her extended family and dear friends.

Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel 1255 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 on Tuesday, April 9th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, April 10th in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment in Hope Cemetery.   Condolences at www.kellyfh.ca.

Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada are appreciated.  

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New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she will apologize to Italian-Americans for the 1891 lynching of 11 Italian immigrants, widely considered to be the deadliest in U.S. history.
Cantrell said she plans to issue a formal apology April 12 for the violence that took place in 1891 after a police chief was thought to have been murdered by Italian immigrants, according to NOLA.com.
Eleven Italian immigrants lost their lives in violent lynchings following acquittals in police Commissioner David Hennessy’s murder case.
“Our office has worked with the Italian-American community on this issue and will be releasing a proclamation,” spokesman for the mayor’s office Joseph Caruso told the local news outlet.
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