Woodstock NB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Theme park 'Wolfman' who went after visitors dies at 60 - News1130Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wolfman” who roams the woods of a New Hampshire theme park to chase away train-riding visitors has died. William Farrand was 60.The Fournier-Hale Funeral Home in North Woodstock confirms Farrand died Monday at a Plymouth hospital following a long illness.Farrand played the Wolfman from 1993 to 2008 at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, a 90-year-old attraction featuring shows with trained bears, a Victorian Main Street, and the steam-locomotive White Mountain Central Railroad ride. Train workers tell visitors to watch for the Wolfman, an eye patch-wearing recluse who tries to scare them away from his secret mining operation of the precious mineral unobtainium.The theme park posted on Facebook that Farrand entertained guests “as though he was born for the job.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Remembering Terry Ryan, a champion of Inuit art - Toronto StarThursday, September 14, 2017
Modernity, is now on view at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit until Oct. 8 and will open at the Canadian Museum of History Feb. 16 before travelling to Burnaby, B.C., in November 2018 and Woodstock, Ont., in February 2019.Ryan was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1983 and given the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2010. But to those closest to Ryan, it’s the quiet details of an unassuming man that stood the test of time. Sandra Barz, who befriended Ryan in 1976, explained how her husband, who died 23 years ago, used to poach eggs for her, a fact Ryan never forgot. “Terry, every time I’d see him — whether it was at his house in Toronto or his place in Cape Dorset — he would always make poached eggs for me,” she recalled. Though Ryan was, to her, one of the biggest names in their shared field of Inuit art, he kept a distinct warmth about him. When he travelled, he never wanted to stay in a hotel. He preferred to stay with his friends, she said, even if it meant sleeping on a cot. Ryan loved the Inuit and he loved his family, she added. He leaves behind four children, four grandchildren, four siblings and many close friends. “I’m going to miss him very, very much,” Barz said. Vorano remembers the first time he saw Ryan: at an airport in Cape Dorset, on Vorano’s first trip north.“I recognized him, but I was way too shy to say anything,” Vorano said, chuckling at the memory. “I kind of said hello to him.“And then I thought, ‘Oh my god, that’s Terry Ryan.’” A funeral mass for Ryan will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., at 10 a.m., Saturday, with a reception to follow at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George St. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 4, 2017
The family thanks the friends and staff at River Gardens who were wonderful to make her last 2 years comfortable and enjoyable.Relatives and friends will be received at Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in Grace United Church, Tavistock on Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m., with reception following. Interment in St. Andrews Cemetery, NEH will occur at a later date.As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to INDWELL in Woodstock (Janet’s home) and arranged through the funeral home. 519-655-2431.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Obituary: 'Gil was an outstanding conservationist' - Brantford ExpositorFriday, February 17, 2017
Mr. Henderson is survived by his sister Margaret Watson (Doug) of Innisfil, Ont., his brother, George, of Texas, sister-in-law Alice Bennette (Fred) of Woodstock and many nieces and nephews.A funeral service for Mr. Henderson was held last Sunday in the chapel of the Dennis Toll Funeral Home on Charing Cross Street.A celebration of life will be held on April 22, Earth Day, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tim Horton Onondaga Farms Children’s Camp. Donations to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation are appreciated.MMarion@postmedia.comTwitter.com.EXPMarion Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'We're exhausted': Families grieving again as 2 bodies exhumed in nursing home deaths case - CTV NewsTuesday, January 31, 2017
Ontario as part of the case against former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer.
Wettlaufer faces eight murder charges in connection with a series of deaths at retirement and long-term care homes in Woodstock and London, Ont., over the last decade. She also faces four charges of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
None of the allegations against Wettlaufer have been proven in court.
A police spokesperson said the process of exhuming the bodies was “respectfully carried out” with support from both victims’ families.
"It's necessary to allow Ontario forensic pathology service to conduct an autopsy and collect evidence," said Const. Sandasha Bough.
Bough added that she couldn’t speculate on whether other bodies would be exhumed in the future.
Horvath’s daughter said she waited in the graveyard in London, Ont. while officials exhumed her father’s body.
"I sat in my car through the whole thing and freaked out, crying," Susan Horvath said. "It's very painful. It's like going to the funeral all over again, all over again. And we're exhausted."
Police say Matheson's body was exhumed from a grave near Woodstock, Ont. Both bodies have been transported to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for analysis.
Some forensic pathologists have cast doubt on whether autopsies on the exhumed bodies will uncover any new information. Because the bodies have been embalmed and have begun decomposing, it may be difficult to prove a cause of death.
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Oscar Maillet - Hartford CourantThursday, April 12, 2018
Oscar Maillet 91 of Avon and Bouctouche New Brunswick Canada died at home with his loving family by his side on Saturday March 31 2018. He was born December 9 1926 and raised in St. Maurice N.B. Canada. He was the son of the late Firmin and Elise (Cormier) Maillet. Oscar married the former Ida Poirier on September 14 1948 in Dieppe N.B. Canada and relocated to Hartford in 1949. They moved to Avon in 1955. Oscar was a builder and developed Birch Ridge and Maillet Lane in New Hartford and built homes in the Avon Canton and Simsbury area until 1982 when an accident ended his career. Oscar was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Avon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pius XII Council 4376 and past Grand Knight. Oscar attended many retreats at the lmmaculata Retreat House in Willimantic and the Holy Family Retreat House in Farmington. He was a member of LaRencontre belonged to the Avon Senior Center and was a member of the United Ostomy Association. Oscar enjoyed spending his summers in Bouctouche N.B. Canada and fishing...
Brothers in arms: Ron and Ryan Anderson both survived tours in Afghanistan — but not PTSD - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Maureen and Peter Anderson)Ron and Ryan Anderson were built for war.The brothers grew up in a military family, moving around the globe before settling near New Brunswick's Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. Their father, Peter, was a sergeant major.There was never any doubt that Ron and Ryan would follow in their father's footsteps. They grew up playing "army" and following their dad to work.Both enlisted as soon as they finished Grade 10. Their parents couldn't have been more proud."I figured it was a good life," Maureen said.Ron and Ryan quickly racked up tours in conflict zones: places like Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Eritrea and, finally, Afghanistan. Ryan Anderson, in the middle, is pictured during his tour to Afghanistan. Years later, he'd spend hours telling his mother stories about his time fighting in the war.(Maureen and Peter Anderson)They were well-trained, reliable soldiers and the medals piled up. During his first tour in Afghanistan, Ron, the eldest, received a commendation for treating an injured Afghan child in the middle of a hostile crowd.Ron didn't hesitate when he was asked to deploy to Afghanistan a second time, his fifth tour in a combat zone.It was what he was trained to do.A mother's intuitionMaureen didn't want Ron to go back. He wasn't the same after coming home from the country the first time. Didn't he have enough tours under his belt?"I really didn't want him to go," she said. "I just had a bad feeling."The Andersons — Ron, Ryan, Peter and Maureen — smile on Ryan's wedding day. Maureen worried about her sons going to Afghanistan.(Maria Jose Burgos/CBC)But she didn't say anything. Ron was looking forward to being deployed.And it would be Ryan's first tour in Afghanistan. Ron was going to keep an eye on his younger brother.They didn't know the carnage that awaited them.On Easter Sunday in 2007, six Canadian soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing west of Kandahar City.Five of the six men were from the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment at tight-knit CFB Gagetown, where the Anderson brothers were posted. They included Sgt. Donnie Lucas, one of Ron's close friends."It was the first men to be killed in our unit in a very long time," said Blair Williams, who was also in Afghanistan at the time.After the blast, Ryan was dispatched to the site, a job that may have seen him picking up his friends' remains.Days later, Ryan travelled in the light armoured vehicle carrying Lucas's casket in the ramp ceremony, held before a soldier's body is sent home.Soldiers carry a casket during a ramp ceremony for six soldiers killed in a blast on Easter Sunday in 2007. Many of the victims were Ron and Ryan Anderson's friends.(CBC)The scenes from that ceremony stuck with Ryan, according to Williams."It touched his heart. Another friend that's not going to get to go home."A harrowing weekTwo months later, on June 13, 2007, Ron was in the Afghan desert when his heart started pounding. He was sweating heavily and his body was vibrating.Ron went to the medic, and the doctor knew exactly what was happening. It was the soldier's first panic attack, and the first sign that something was very wrong."It was just after my buddies got blown up," a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...
Do-it-yourself casket kit adds life to New Brunswick woodworker's business - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
A New Brunswick woodworker has designed a “do-it-yourself” casket kit to alleviate funeral costs.Woodworker Jeremy Burrill of Fredericton says he is a no-nonsense kind of guy, which is likely why his business mantra sounds like it was taken straight from an old-fashioned country song. “Just bury me in a pine box,” said Burrill, who owns the Fiddlehead Casket Co.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awarenessBurrill said he wanted to give people a simpler, cheaper and more environmentally friendly option for their end of life send offs. He started handcrafting old-fashioned pine box coffins from his workshop in Fredericton, kind of like the ones used in the old west.“They are fastened with wooden dowels so there are no screws and no metal or anything in it,” Burrill said.The caskets sell for roughly $700 and even the bed lining is made of wood shavings. So so every part of the coffin is biodegradable. Over time,...