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Funeral details released for former Barrie mayor Ross Archer - Simcoe.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
He owned R.A Archer Refrigeration and began his political career as an alderman in 1968. He was mayor from 1977 to 1988. During his time as mayor, he chaired the Barrie Public Utilities Commission, spearheading a merger with PowerStream through a time of change in Ontario's electricity sector.
He served the city in various capacities for 44 consecutive years, daughter Elaine Grandy said in a speech at city hall in 2016.
"If you asked most people how they would describe Dad, they would say he is a true gentleman," she said. "He always treated others with respect and dignity, and would listen carefully to their concerns, whatever they might be. He is honest, loyal, dependable and humble in everything he does. Dad loved Barrie. He is a deep thinker who never makes a quick decision, but has to weigh both sides carefully before finally giving his response."
Archer took over as mayor from Dorian Parker, and was succeeded by Janice Laking, Jim Perri, Rob Hamilton, Dave Aspden and incumbent Jeff Lehman.
He worked to revitalize the downtown core, extend Centennial Park and open a new city hall.
"We were saddened to hear of the passing of this significant figure in our city's history," Lehman said. "Ross's accomplishments as mayor helped build Barrie into the city it is today. Our thoughts are with his family and f...
Regional appeal board deliberating Corner Brook city council's denial of Country Haven crematorium plans - The TelegramWednesday, March 27, 2019
The Western Star three days before council's second vote may have been a factor in swaying council's vote. In that story, a woman living near a crematorium in Stephenville, complained about the emissions coming from the facility.
The owner of the Stephenville crematorium refuted what the woman was claiming. Likewise, Parsons contends the emissions from the controlled burning of a state-of-the-art crematorium is safer than a backyard barbecue.
Parsons also told the board he was asked by the city to hold a public forum with his funeral home's neighbours just days before the vote took place. He said that was an impractical request, given such short notice and it would have had to be held on a weekend.
Parsons does want to hold a public forum and will if he gets another chance to add the crematorium to his Country Road property.
"They are good neighbours of mine and I would love to educate them about what takes place with a crematorium," Parsons said after Thursday's hearing. "I would have the right people and resources there to answer all their questions."
Three residents who live near the funeral home attended the hearing, but none would do an interview after the appeal had been heard.
Walters said the board will make its decision on the appeal within 21 days, but would try to make it as soon as possible.
Parsons said the demand for cremation has grown significantly in the 19 years he has been in business. In fact, more than half the funerals he directs now involve cremation.
The business currently has to cremate bodies in out-of-town locations and wants to offer their own service in-house. It has been suggested that the funeral home build its crematorium in an industrial park area away from residences.
Parsons doesn't think that should be necessary.
"I just don't think it's appropriate to bring families to a beautiful reposing room at a funeral home and then bring them to cold, sterile industrial park for the cremation," he said.
Regardless of the board's decision, Parsons said Country Haven will be pursuing its own crematorium somewhere.
"It's got to happen," he said. "The business is just crying out for it."
If the issue does go back to council to revisit, he hopes the new council elected since his proposal was rejected will not base its decision on emotions and support staff's initial recommendation to approve it.
This is not the only case before the appeal board involving a crematorium. The Town of Deer Lake approved a crematorium for Parsons Funeral Home last October and some residents have appealed that decision, saying it should not be located near homes, schools and other businesses.
No date has been scheduled to hear the Deer Lake appeal.
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Former Oakville mayor Harry Barrett has died at the age of 93 - InsideHalton.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
A funeral service for Barrett will be held at St. John's United Church at 262 Randall St., on Monday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Scott Mission or a charity of choice.
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Ryder and Radek see the world - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
Instead, they found "a nightmare," she said.
Since that day, Stark has been determined to build a legacy for Ryder and Radek that would make them proud.
"I'm their voice now and it gives me a mission to spread awareness, so this doesn't keep happening."
‘Give them wings'
The people who post R&R stickers give the boys a chance to live on in places they'll never get to visit, Stark said.
"They just take these two boys ... and give them a life, give them wings, take them somewhere. It makes you feel like they're there with you at that moment."
An Arizona band called Promise to Myself is taking the stickers on tour with them to give to fans.
Photos of the stickers from around the world are posted in a Facebook group, Ryder and Radek's Picture Place, and on Instagram with the hashtag #rnrseetheworld.
Sharon Wheeler helped create the R&R stickers that are posted around the world. (Emily Rendell-Watson/CBC)
Sharon Wheeler helped create the R&R stickers that are posted around the world. (Emily Rendell-Watson/CBC)
Sharon Wheeler, a family friend, helped create the R&R stickers for the boys' funeral.
She said it fills her heart when she sees photos on Instagram that show the places where people have posted stickers.
"It's sharing your life with these boys, because somehow they're going to live through us," Wheeler said. "They're not here in the physical, but just keeping them close lets them know they're loved and never forgotten.
"You know we can't get them back but they're going to be with us forever."
"I want to continue their passion."-Tracy Stark
The deaths hit the community hard, and over the past two years people have leaned on each other to heal.
"Ultimately, it rocked us all to the very core," said Wheeler. "But when push comes to shove, it's amazing to see how people come together.
"I think it's brought us a lot closer together."
Stark is also honouring her sons through a new initiative, the R&R Memorial Fo...
Obituaries, March 1 | Obituaries - South Strand newsWednesday, March 27, 2019
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 February 16...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war ...
J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Chelsea to work at the Chelsea Pharmacy, and also part-time at the Mercywood Sanitarium in Ann Arbor. It was at Mercywood where Vince met his wife to be, Shirley Ann Tuckey, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. She was a registered nurse and was in charge of the pharmacy. They wed on August 18, 1956 and raised six children.During his lifetime, Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3092, where he was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight, the Chelsea Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Bur...
Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ellen White, Kwulasulwut, died Tuesday at age 95, and her funeral was held Saturday morning at the Beban Park Social Centre.
White was a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and her obituary remembers her as an "educator, cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, and political activist and advocate."
She was one of the founders of the Tillicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre and was an elder-in-residence in Vancouver Island University's First Nations studies program.
"She possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart," said Les Malbon, who described himself as one of White's adopted grandchildren as he delivered her eulogy Saturday.
White's name, Kwulasulwut, translates to ‘many stars' and Malbon alluded to that as he addressed the people gathered in the social centre.
"I look out now and I see the many stars," he said. "I see how she impacted the community. I see how much she loved her family and I appreciated, personally, how much that love changed me and how it's changed all of us to be better people and behoove us to be kind to one another and to work towards a world of unity."
Malbon said the White home was always filled with visitors, and Ellen White also travelled to meet people and sh...