Shubenacadie denturist, retired Elmsdale firefighter, Wyses Corner father among mass killing victims

ELMSDALE: A denturist from Shubenacadie, a retired volunteer firefighter that was involved with the local junior A hockey team years ago, and a father of three out for an errand from Wyses Corner. Those were local residents who are among the 22 casualties from the mass killing that began in Portapique on April 18, before ending in Enfield on April 19 around noon.

The three were killed by the gunman, who also left a trail of death from the small rural community of Portapique, located near Great Village, to Enfield, an almost 100 kilometre stretch.

Gina Goulet, of Shubenacadie, was confirmed by a family member as deceased. She was a two time cancer survivor. The 54-year-old, who was a denturist, had a love of music and dancing..

Goulet had two dogs, Ginger a German shepherd and a 10-year-old chihuahua named Ellie.

Both survived the shooting, however Ginger was shot twice according to a Facebook post.

Ginger is on the road to recovery after surgery.

Joey Webber, of the Lake Egmont area, told his partner Shanda ,acLeod he was going out to run an errand. Sadly, he never returned.

On a GoFundMe page it says that when he did not return in the time frame expected, his family became concerned.

“A couple family members went looking for him and called police due to the time and his errand location corresponding with the mass shooting that was happening in Nova Scotia,” the post said. “Joey was missing for several hours before the family learned that he was indeed one of the victims who was killed.”

Joey Webber in this photo on the GoFundMe page for his wife and daughters. (Submitted photo)

Besides Shanda, Webber leaves behind the couple’s two beautiful daughters. He is also survived by his teen daughter, his father, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. While he recently returned to work on April 17, he had been out of work due to COVID19 shutting down the pulp mill he worked at.

Webber was the sole provider for their family.

A procession is scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday April 25 beginning at the entrance to Dollar Lake Prov. Park. Decals in memory of Webber are being sold, including at Leno’s in Elmsdale with all proceeds going to his family.

A GoFundMe account has been setup for Webber’s partner and two daughters. It can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/joey-webber-wife-and-daughters-fund.

Tom Bagley. (Submitted photo)

Elmsdale resident Tom Bagley was a retired volunteer firefighter and a volunteer in the community who was part of the East Hants Junior A Penguins organization years ago.

(That is where this reporter met Bagley and became friends, sometimes even getting lifts home from the games with Bagley. – Pat Healey.)

According to daughter Charlene Bagley in an interview with CBC N.S., Bagley saw smoke and fire coming form neighbours Alanna Jenkins and Sean McLeod’s home on Hunter Road. His instinct was to go running towards the fire.

The father of three grew up in Norton, N.B.

In the CBC story, Charlene Bagley said she was on the phone with her parents on Sunday morning around the time the fire was reported.

“I usually start my mornings talking to them,” Charlene said in the CBC story.

But after she hung up, her mother Patsy immediately called back.

“She was all panicked,” Bagley said. The house down the road, which belonged to McLeod and Jenkins, was on fire. Patsy “could see the smoke and hear explosions.”

Tom Bagley’s body was found at the burned-out home as were McLeod’s and Jenkins.

  • with information from various media sources

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