Killarney United Church Obituaries/ Death Notices
Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Hillier to come forward and provide more information on his allegations to province's integrity commissioner.
Green party Leader Mike Schreiner said the Tory caucus has now lost two members who stood up for their constituents and were punished for doing so.
"We're elected to represent our constituents, put our constituents first, not to be a member of a high-priced pom pom squad for the premier," he said.
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Family remembers decorated WWII veteran - Brantford ExpositorWednesday, March 27, 2019
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A decorated veteran of the Second World War is being remembered as a devoted family man who enjoyed many hobbies. Jim Miklos, a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who served with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, died Sunday at Stedman Community Hospice. He was 96."He was devoted to his family and a man of many talents, a kind of Mr. Fix-it," his daughter Carole Miklos said. "I can't ever recall my mom or dad calling someone in to do repairs."They had seven kids to raise and there wasn't a lot of money around so if a repair was needed, dad would figure out how to do it himself."Born in Hungary in 1922, Mr. Miklos was four when his family came to Canada. They lived in New Waterford, Nova Scotia before moving to Brantford. A tool and die maker, Mr. Miklos volunteered for service overseas when the Second World War broke out in Europe.He served with the First Canadian Battalion, an elite airborne infantry battalion formed in 1942."When they found out that I was Hungarian they wanted me to become a spy," Mr. Miklos told an Expositor reporter during an ...
Donald Michael “Don” Lemiski - Vernon Morning StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
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 Jubilee Hospital, Dr. LePage, Dr. Bosma, Dr. Hardy and the exceptional staff of the Vernon Cancer Clinic, and the lovely Hospice House.
Cremation preceded a Funeral Service which will be held at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive, on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187.
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Dr. Barrie deVeber, founder of bioethics institute, dies at 90 - The Catholic RegisterWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saudi Arabia and throughout Africa.
"His innovations in cancer, intra-uterine Rh factor treatment and hemophilia affected the lives of many," wrote his daughter, Gabrielle, in an obituary. "He combined medical expertise and moral integrity with universal kindness. He consistently put the needs of others ahead of his own."
Indeed, his research, said Schadenberg, saw the transformation from where up to 80 per cent of children who had the Rhesus (Rh) factor in their blood would end up dying to the point where almost all now survive.
Dr. deVeber was a founding member of a number of organizations, including Camp Trillium, the largest camp for cancer patients in North America, The Sunshine Club, London and Area Right to Life and the Montessori School of London.
In remembering Dr. deVeber, Schadenberg recalls the countless hours the man dedicated to the pro-life cause. It often meant long days on the road drumming up support in towns and cities across the landscape, all while holding down full-time work as a paediatrician.
It's how the Schadenberg family came to know Dr. deVeber. Schadenberg's mother heard him speak in their hometown of Woodstock, Ont., and the experience led to the establishment of Woodstock Right to Life, he said.
It's something that is lost on many younger members of the pro-life movement who, because of the age difference, don't really know the story of Dr. deVeber.
Schadenberg relates how he brought Dr. deVeber out to speak to the youth in the movement to hear exactly what it was like in the early days and what Dr. deVeber was up against.
"The next generation, they somehow think all this happened in Canada, we lost politically. They thought, ‘We didn't do the right things,' " said Schadenberg.
"I thought, they ought to hear from guys like deVeber and what they were up against because in fact it had nothing to do with whether the early pro-life movement was wonderful or not … it had to do with the changing times and people did the best they could."
It was not lost on Marie-Claire Bissonnette, Campaign Life's youth co-ordinator. In a blog post, she recalls his passion for the cause and how his work saved thousands of unborn children.
"His is not a story of defeat. Thousands of pro-life victories are attributable to his legacy," said Bissonnette. "His was a vital chapter in a story of perseverance and victory in the fight for the good of humanity."
That story is told in Barrie: The Memoirs of Dr. L.L. deVeber, published by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in 2015.
Dr. deVeber was married for more than 60 years to Iola, who died in 2015.
Famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter did it his way, reverend tells funeral - HalifaxToday.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
MARTINS POINT, N.S. - An American man who dedicated his life to finding treasure on Nova Scotia's Oak Island was remembered Monday as a larger-than-life figure who became a pillar in the community he made home for more than 50 years.
Roughly 120 people packed a small wood-panelled church in the coastal community of Martins Point for the funeral of Dan Blankenship.
Blankenship, a U.S. Army veteran who became fixated on the Oak Island mystery, died March 17 at age 95.
The service included a rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way."
"He enjoyed his life," said Rev. Ron Barkhouse of St. Mark's Anglican Church, where Blankenship would often attend services.
"He had 95 years to do what he wanted to do."
Blankenship was a staple on "The Curse of Oak Island,'' a reality TV series on the History channel set on the 57-hectare island on Nova Scotia's south shore.
David Eisnor, a longtime family friend, said during a eulogy that Blankenship was known around the world for being a treasure hunting legend, but he had many interests.
"His resume would include fisherman, scuba diver, armchair...