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Obituaries, March 1 | Obituaries - South Strand news

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Surviving are his sons, RaShad Franklin, Shaquille Franklin, New Britain, CT, and Trevon Franklin, Lawrenceville, GA; his siblings, Avis F. Franklin-Grant, Marietta, GA, Mona D. Franklin Armstrong, Georgetown, SC and Stacey Merrill Franklin, Orangeburg, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Louisa JohnsonLouisa Ann Johnson died on February 18, 2019, in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 25, 2019, at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., pastor.Ms. Johnson was born on December 29, 1960, in Georgetown, South Carolina, a daughter of Norman Tucker and Iona Johnson. "Lou", as she was affectionately called, received her education in the public schools of Georgetown and attended Howard High School. Foremost, in remembrance of her, is her love for others. Ms. Johnson was a caring mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. She cooked and cared for the sick and her doors were always open in welcome. Ms. Johnson was also faithful member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the missionary board, and was dutiful where needed.Surviving are her children, Shanae Johnson, Raymoni Vazquez, and Hakeem Johnson, all of Georgetown, SC and Damien Johnson of Bennettsville, SC; her siblings, Catina and Tyrone Johnson (Tanya), all of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Joe ManickJoe B. Manick died on February 19, 2019, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 25, 2019, at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by Rev. Jason Coakley, pastor of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church.Mr. Manick was born on June 18, 1944, in Georgetown, SC, a son of Mr. Jim Manick and Mrs. Ethel Anderson Manick. He received his early education in the public schools of Georgetown County. For numerous years of rendered service, until retirement, Mr. Manick was a dedicated employee with the former Seagull Golf Club, in Pawleys Island, SC. In 1990, he was joined in holy matrimony to his beloved Miss Virgina Grant (now deceased).Surviving are his adopted daughter, Ebony Johnson of North Carolina; his step-children, John Duncan, Jr., of Georgetown, SC, James Duncan, Vera D. Smith, Gloria King, and Mary Lou Grate, all of Pawleys Island, SC, Eugene Hardy of Bishopville, SC, and Leon Smalls of Clifton, VA; his siblings: Jackson Manick and Clifton Manick, both of Brooklyn, NY, Frankey Manick and Catherine Harrell, both of Summerville, SC, Fred Manick, Tommy Manick, and Caroline Nesbit, all of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Walter VernerChairman Deacon Walter Raleigh Verner died on February 19, 2019, in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on February 23, 2019, at Greater Bibleway Church of Georgetown, Bishop John Smith, Jr., pastorMr. Verner was born on April 17, 1942 in Hemingway, SC, to the union of the late Mr. Malachi Verner, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Ford-Verner. He was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County, SC, and was later employed with Bright Star Battery of New Jersey, for many years. Mr. Verner was a faithful member of the Greater Bible Way Church, in New Jersey. He also worked with Sealy Mattress Company for 12 years, while also managing his own floor waxing business. He was united in marriage for 55 years, to the former Miss Scarlet Yolanda Sperling. They were blessed with four daughters. Upon relocating to South Carolina, Mr. Verner joined the Greater Bible Way Church of Georgetown. He gained employment with the South Carolina Department of Transportation as a maintenance foreman, and later worked with the Georgetown County Recycling Center, until his health failed.Surviving are his wife, Scarlet Verner, Georgetown, SC; his children, Gemerial Grayson, Georgetown, SC, Kimberly Fleetwood,Knightdale, NC, Kelly Verner, Mebane, NC and Johanna Verner of Georgetown, SC; his siblings, Dawn Verner, Genevia Sumter, Hemingway, SC, Inez Verner, Pawleys Island, SC, Addie Poe, Lithonia, GA and Mary Kinloch, Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Horace WeathersMr. Horace Weathers died on...
https://www.southstrandnews.com/obituaries/obituaries-march/article_14828b72-3aaa-11e9-ab79-27fbaf6f6103.html

Dave Newell remembered as respected referee, family man first - The Sudbury Star

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Newell was well-known to his family, including brother Dale McCourt, a budding star with the Detroit Red Wings, as well as uncle George Armstrong, who had recently wrapped up a hall-of-fame career with the Toronto Maple Leafs."It was Dave Newell who you watched, who you knew, because I was from Falconbridge and he was from Copper Cliff," Dan McCourt said. "I had met him a couple of times and he was just a terrific man."When I got hired by the NHL in 1979, it was David who you turned to from time to time, to ask for help or guidance, which you could do to get better, because I think by the time I got hired, he had already worked three Stanley Cup finals."McCourt said Newell enjoyed telling the story of his first Stanley Cup game and how, a bundle of nerves, he was already wearing his full gear and pacing when the supervisor of officials, the late Frank Udvari, came to see him at 1 p.m., hours before puck drop. The House of Kin 2006 Sports Hall of Fame inductees included Dan Welch (left), representing the Sudbury Canoe Club, Christine Farnel, representing her late husband Russ Farnel, Dave Newell and John Hatzis. John Lappa/The Sudbury Star/Postmedia Network "I got to be on the ice with David, I got to work with him, I got to see how much respect he had from players and coaches for the type of job that he did, for the way he refereed a hockey game, for the way he understood the way the game was to be refereed," McCourt said.That respect was apparent in a stream of social media posts that marked Newell's passing this week."Dave Newell was a dear friend, a mentor and an outstanding referee," tweeted former referee Paul Stewart. "RIP ‘Newelly.' He will be greatly missed. Dave reffed my first NHL game for Quebec, took me under his wing at my 1st officiating camp and my NHL reffing debut came when I stepped in for him due to injury.""Very sad to hear of the passing of former NHL referee and fellow Sudbury native Dave Newell (He would take umbrage to that last reference, since he was proudly from Copper Cliff.)," Hockey News columnist Ken Campbell added. "Great referee. Even greater human being.""We are deeply saddened 2learn of the passing today of dear friend & former colleague, NHL Referee Dave Newell," tweeted Kerry Fraser, another longtime former referee. "Dave was a courageous, selfless leader as longtime President of the NHLOA. ‘Newts' stood tall 4what was right & fought for the little guy regardless of personal cost."Newell led the officials' association through a time of change, during which members fought for higher pay, the league expanded and a new crop of officials entered the ranks."Dave led us through all of that," McCourt said. "He was at the forefront of it all."Newell famously refused, along with Ray Scapinello and Gord Broseker, to officiate a playoff game involving the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins when Jim Schoenfeld was allowed to coach. Devils bench boss Schoenfeld had been suspende...
https://www.thesudburystar.com/sports/local-sports/dave-newell-remembered-as-respected-referee-family-man-first

Regina L. Barido - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Joseph Radovic

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Canada, Slovenia, and U.S.A. Joseph retired from General Motors, was a member of the Knights of Colombus and was a long time member of St. Mary of the People Roman Catholic Church. Resting at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Friday July 28th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Prayers will be held at 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary of the People Roman Catholic Church (570 Marion Ave) on Saturday July 29th at 11 am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated. For online condolences please visit www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.
http://www.armstrongfuneralhome.net/book-of-memories/2998298/Radovic-Joseph/service-details.php

Mary Zakarow

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A special Thank-You to the nurses, doctors, and other special friends at Extendicare Oshawa, for making Mary’s stay so peaceful and pain free, as well as Armstrong Funeral Home and Rev. Dmytro Hancharyk from St. George’s Ukrainian Church for their excellent help in providing the services for Mary. A private family service will be held at a later date, arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME Oshawa 905-433-4711. Interment at St. Wolodymyr & St. Olha Ukrainian Cemetery Courtice.
http://www.armstrongfuneralhome.net/book-of-memories/2998087/Zakarow-Mary/service-details.php

A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving - The New York Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

AdvertisementSupported byA Bite-Size Square of Canada's History, Culture and CravingHow the Nanaimo bar, a three-layer no-bake treat from British Columbia, conquered a nation's palate.ImageThe Nanaimo bar is a distinctively Canadian no-bake treat named for a city on Vancouver Island.CreditCreditCon Poulos for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Christine Albano.By Sara BonisteelMarch 22, 2019The Canadian city of Nanaimo, in British Columbia, has been a scrappy outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company, a coal mining center and a timber town. But its place in history may be forever entwined with its culinary namesake, one of the world's sweetest treats.The Nanaimo bar (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is a three-layer no-bake square that for the last seven decades or so has been a steadfast source of comfort to Canadians at weddings and funerals, birthdays and bar mitzvahs. Across the country, you'll find the sugary bars for sale at small-town gas stations and supermarkets, where they compete with a class="css-1g7m0tk" href="https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/products/productlisting/pc-nanaimo-bar-baking-mix.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/dining/nanaimo-bars.html

Two Carnival Legends Lost - VenuesNow

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Laura Hibbs shared that Bingo died at the first spot he ever played with his carnival, Port Alberni. But not until after the show closed. Almost 900 people attended his memorial in Langley, British Columbia. Ron Burback, Funtastic Shows was among them. "If you had him for a friend, you were ahead of the game," Burback said. Retired carnival owner Claire Morton from Alaska remembered when son Bobby hired a driver for Bingo because his hands were arthritic and he couldn't handle the big rig. Off they go and when the driver pulls into a truck stop for a cup of coffee, Bingo drove off and left him. Jackie recalled when they met. She was working on a carnival in her parent's candy floss and popcorn wagon. "They didn't want me in the business," she said. But she met Bingo, and the rest is history. In his youth, Bingo was in a hurry to get out of Brandon, Manitoba, where he said there were only three occupations – policeman, and he was too short to be one; crook, and he was too nice to try that; and carnie. He hitched a job on Royal American Shows working the sideshows and then Myerhoff Shows. And then he met Simba, the lion. "The lion was jealous of me," Jackie said. Simba the Lion loving on a young Bingo Hauser. From Simba, Bingo moved on to an alligator, a boa constrictor and a monkey. They all grew up in the Hauser household, some in the kitchen, some in the living room. Once the monkey escaped and hid in a farmer's truck to make his getaway. Hours later, Bingo had to bail the monkey out of jail. They travelled with the menagerie for years, but then the animals grew too big. The time came to switch from fur to iron. Bingo knew he had to "get rid of anything you have to feed all winter." Jackie didn't want Bingo to get into the carnival business, but he did. Like Tony, Bingo was gregarious and bigger than life. Jackie remembered that when he asked her to marry him, she thought, "You and me and how many others?" But he managed to propose and they bought a Merry-Go-Round and West Coast Amusements was born. There was a carousel horse from that Merry-Go-Round at Bingo's funeral Oct. 16 in Langley, B.C., spruced up and set up by his son Bob. West Coast Amusements now includes more than 100 rides and operates three units. The season begins in April and ends in September. The family has the route covered and is working on details of the 2016 season now. On RCS, Bil Lowry has taken over Tony's responsibilities. Life goes on, but the loss of two giants in the industry is felt by many hundreds of people, evidenced in the tributes paid. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.venuesnow.com/two-carnival-legends-lost/

Becoming a seafarers' chaplain was not exactly his retirement plan - CatholicPhilly.com

Wednesday, 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...
http://catholicphilly.com/2019/03/news/world-news/becoming-a-seafarers-chaplain-was-not-exactly-his-retirement-plan/