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Donald Michael “Don” Lemiski - Vernon Morning StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Sutherland. They married and returned to Vernon to raise their family and start a dental practice. Don was a well known and respected dentist for 43 years in downtown Vernon and he also helped establish a permanent dental theatre in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and Michael Lemiski; his first wife, Shirley; one sister-in-law, Janet Lemiski and his dear friend, Beryl Rook.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Brigitte; two brothers, Frank and Michael (Hedy); his four children, Doug (Nathalie), David (Norma), Bill (Dawn) and Carol Ryan (Dan). His memory will be forever cherished by his nine grandchildren, Brett and John (and their mother, Mardy), Evan and Mica, Adrian and Sean, Josie, Elle and Blue; two nieces, Natasha and Hannah; two nephews, Ron and Tom; and numerous cousins.
Don loved to socialize and really appreciated his friendships with the Kinsmen, United Church members and choir, classmates, fishing buddies and neighbors. He was beloved by so many in the community as a genuine, giving and fun friend to all. Don loved to fish, golf, sing, care for his lakeshore property and vacation in Hawaii. He will be deeply missed but his legacy and his aloha spirit will live on in all those he touched.
During a year long battle with cancer he remained optimistic and extremely grateful for the life he had lived and for those he shared it with. Special thanks to the Vernon Jubile...
‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation to be educated in church-run residential schools, emerging scarred by sexual and physical abuse. For years, he would cross the street to avoid passing a Catholic church. A skilled outdoorsman who liked to fish for pike and hunt deer, beaver, bear and moose, he fell into a pattern of drinking, drug taking and fighting that kept him behind bars for most of his adult life. Pictures in an album show Mr. Daniels as an adult; a tattoo on Ms. Barber's back, below, shows him as a child. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Moira Barber, his common-law wife for 13 years, met him when she was dealing drugs in Guelph, Ont., and needed someone to collect money for her. She asked for the hardest, meanest dude in town. But Mr. Daniels had another side, Ms. Barber says. He was a keen artist who sometimes drew tattoos for a living. He loved roughhousing with her grandchildren, rolling around with them gleefully until the long hair that stretched down his back was a tangled mess. Mr. Kell grew up in London, Ont., 90 minutes down the 401 highway from Mr. Daniels. He started using drugs when he was a teenager. Before long, he was dealing cannabis and injecting hard stuff. As he puts it now, he would keep using until he ended up in the back of a police car. Between some 20 incarcerations, he tried over and over to get clean. He suffered several overdoses, coming close to death. In Spencer Kell's dining room, angel and devil portraits drawn by Mr. Daniels hang behind him. Blair Gable Mr. Kell and Mr. Daniels forged their friendship during two stints sharing a cell at Maplehurst. On the range at "the Hurst," they won respect for their experience and toughness. Mr. Daniels had an ugly temper. He could flip on you in a second, Mr. Kell says. But he stuck up for the underdogs, especially the new guys. Mr. Kell looked up to Mr. Daniels, who, at close to 50, was a decade older. He and the other inmates called him "uncle." The two men read, talked about their lives and played gin rummy for hours on end. During one six-week period when the range was on lockdown, Mr. Kell says, they spent...
Becoming a seafarers' chaplain was not exactly his retirement plan - CatholicPhilly.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Deacon Dileep Athaide, a chaplain from the Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia, who ministers to seafarers aboard cargo ships, poses March 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Agnieszka Ruck, The B.C. Catholic)
By Agnieszka Ruck • Catholic News Service • Posted March 27, 2019 DELTA, British Columbia (CNS) — A few years ago, Deacon Dileep Athaide could never have guessed he’d become a frequent visitor on the immense coal and container ships dotting the horizon in Delta and Vancouver.
Yet nearly every day, he finds himself donning a hard hat, reflective vest and steel-toed boots, chatting with security guards who recognize his white collar and climbing high ladders into cargo ships as a chaplain to seafarers.
“It’s only three years that I’ve been doing this, but it feels like 10 years — in a good way,” Deacon Athaide, 69, told The B.C. Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, while on board a Japanese coal carrier at Westshore Terminals in Delta.
The two dozen crew members on this ship are from the Philippines and have spent months away from t...
A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie - PuslinchTodayWednesday, March 27, 2019
In 2015 the OVC Alumni Association named Bruce the Distinguished Sciences Alumnus for his long, productive academic career. Notable, Bruce and his colleague Patricia Shewen developed a highly successful vaccine for Shipping Fever Pneumonia in cattle, called Presponse. This innovation earned a Bronze Trophy in the 1989 Canada Awards for Business Excellence. Bruce also proudly organized the first International Veterinary Symposium, held in 1986 in Guelph, among his many professional achievements.
His interests outside of academia included running, photography, skiing and perhaps most significantly, racing his vintage Alfa Romeos, the latter hobby being avidly embraced by his wife Dorothy as well. The pair spent untold hours travelling to racetracks in the US to pursue their passion.
Given the devastating diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease in 2007, Bruce defiantly continued both his research and working on his beloved acreage in Puslinch up until his death.
Following Bruce's wishes, there will be no funeral. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com. In lieu of flowers, donations could be directed to Parkinson Canada or a charity of your choice.
A tree will be planted in memory of Bruce N. H. Wilkie in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.
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Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall to close - Standard FreeholderWednesday, March 27, 2019
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Death and the grief that follows is an inescapable reality of the human condition.Even if you have never experienced the grief of losing a loved one, it will happen to you eventually. And after that, someone else will experience it when it is your own time to go.But at the end of May, there will be one less place in Cornwall to get help as the Bereaved Families of Ontario – Cornwall and Area (BFO) is closing.For many years, the volunteer-led group has been helping grieving people in the city and the townships work out their feelings by letting them talk to people who been through the same thing. It wasn't grief counselling per se – because no one there was trained as a professional counsellor – but it provided people with a place to vent, get advice, resources and other forms of support much more quickly than the weeks-long waiting lists for grief counsellors would allow.On Tuesday, BFO let its volunteers know the organization would be folding after May 31. After years of unsuccessful fundraisers, renegotiated leases, operating cutbacks and other efforts to keep itself afloat financially, the group has run out of money."We are no longer able to operate the office unless we got some miraculous funding between now and May 31," said Gisele Roy, program co-ordinator.The inevitability of death is an awful thing to think about...