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Sports in short: March 16 - Belleville Intelligencer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Matthew Petracca (4), Ty Lavers (3); Celia Reynolds (2); and Kate Jones (2) all turned in top-10 finishes.Sibohan Bodrug, Olivia Demianchuk, Gwen Gillingham, Abby Latchford and Quinn Middleton all had PB swims.MIDGET MINOR AA BULLSThe Kristen Moggach Remax midget minor Belleville Bulls wrapped up their Lakeshore League semi-final series 6-2 in points over Peterborough with a 2-0 win in their last game.Jayden Schirmers registered the shutout; Zack Ellis and Devin Sampson supplied the goals. Kellen Irwin was voted Player of the Game.Previous scores were: Bulls 4, Peterborough 1; Bulls 3, Peterborough 0; Peterborough 4, Bulls 2.ON DECK: League final vs. Kingston, TBA.QUINTE WEST PEEWEE HAWKSThe peewee A Quinte West Hawks will clash with the Erie Northshore (Kingsville) Storm in an OMHA all-Ontario championship series set to start this weekend at Community Gardens in Trenton.Hawks carry an overall season record of 62-6-5 into the provincial final, including three tournament titles. They won the Lakeshore League penannt with an undefeate record of 28-0-2 and were international Silver Stick finalists.Games 1 and 2 are in Trenton; Games 3 and 4 are in Kingsville.ON DECK: Game 1 Saturday at Community Gardens, 4 p.m.; Game 2 Sunday at 1 p.m. at Community Gardens.PEEWEE CENTRE HASTINGS GRIZZLIESThe McConnell Funeral Home peewee Centre Hastings Grizzlies claimed their regional minor hockey playoff championship in marathon fashion, defeating the Campbellford Colts 6-5 in double overtime in the deciding game.Tied 5-5 after three periods, Grizzlies got the winning goal from Sam Fluke in double O.T. with the teams reduced to playing 3-on-3. Carson Van Allen and Samuel Gale assisted. Fluke finished the game with four goals.Earlier Centre Hastings scoring was: Evan Yeo from Van Allen and Gale; Fluke from Nate Dorie; Fluke, unassisted; Van Allen from Yeo and Fluke; Fluke from Carter Wright.Grizzlies wrapped up their season with an exhibition home-and-home series with Millbrook, losing 9-3 and 5-3. CH combined scoring was: Fluke from Aaron McMaster and Jacob Heard; Heard from Van Allen; Fluke (2) from Owen Meraw-Gilbey and Heard; Wright from Nolan Arseneault and Gale; Ryland Harvey from Fluke; McMaster from Heard; Fluke (2) from Gale and Arseneault.The team is planning a post-season awards banquet for next month, TBA.TWEED JUVENILE HAWKSAfter eliminating the South Bruce Blades in the OMHA semi-finals, the Tweed Hawks open a best-of-five/six-point series provincial CC juvenile championship series this weekend against the Cayuga Stars. Game 1 is tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Tweed.Hawks ousted South Bruce 3-0 in the best-of-three provincial semi-finals, but needed an O.T. goal on a strong individual effort by Jake Yohn to win Game 3 by a 2-1 margin on home ice. Tyrel McQuaigg was cited for a solid game in net for Tweed.ON DECK: OMHA CC-C juvenile championship — Game 1 tonight at Tweed, 8:30 p.m.; Games 2 and 3 Saturday and Sunday at Cayuga at 5 p.m.; Game 4 (if necessary) Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at Tweed; Game 5 (if necessary) Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Cayuga; Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Tweed.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2018/03/16/sports-in-short-march-16

Yvonne Spencer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spencer, Yvonne Marguerite (nee Middleton) Died suddenly on Friday May 5, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 95. Yvonne of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Harry Spencer. Dear partner of the late Bill Bain. Yvonne is survived by her sister Irene MacFarlane and is predeceased by five siblings. She will also be missed by her dearest friend Marie MacDonald, Marie's Family, the Spencer family, the Bain family and many community friends. Yvonne was a strong and independent woman. Her quick wit and sense of humour endeared her to many. She will be missed. A graveside ceremony will be held at a later date at the Stayner Union cemetery. If desired, donations to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family and friends. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com...
http://www.carruthersdavidson.com/book-of-memories/2916595/Spencer-Yvonne/service-details.php

Hillwood Chronicles Life of an American Diplomat in 1820s Russia - The Washington Diplomat

Friday, April 21, 2017

Photos: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens"Friends and Family" features watercolors and heirlooms from the family collection of Henry Middleton, who was posted to Russia as U.S. minister in the 1820s, including portraits of Comtesse Sophie Laval.In 1820, Henry Middleton traveled from South Carolina to St. Petersburg to take up his new post as minister to Russia. He and his family would stay in the city for a decade as they navigated the social and political intrigues of diplomatic life, all while documenting it through their family album filled with exquisitely detailed watercolor portraits.A new show at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens shines a light on this exciting time in U.S. foreign relations history through the Middleton family's collection of 45 watercolor and gouache portraits of those they met during their time abroad. This marks the first time the album has been publicly presented in its entirety, and the exhibition showcases the delicate portraits alongside various souvenirs and fashion items from the period."Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia" is perfectly situated on the Hill...
http://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D15036:hillwood-chronicles-life-of-an-american-diplomat-in-1820s-russia%26catid%3D1556%26Itemid%3D428

Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young - Roanoke Times

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

S.C., Whitney Paige Blankenship and Chase Turner Blankenship of Roanoke, Va.; great grandchildren, Ann Palmer Reynolds and Thomas Banks Reynolds of Atlanta, Ga.; nephews, Robert Gregory of Middleton, Wis., Richard Showalter of Beckley, W.Va., Charles Alphin of Buchanan, Va., Philip Clemmer of Hawaii, Wayne Eastman of Clarksville, Va., Donald Eastman of Hopewell, Va., Rusty Eastman of Stone Mountain, Ga., and niece Lillian Eastman of Hampton, Va. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Cave Spring Baptist Church in Roanoke, Va. A private burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Evergreen Burial Park followed by A Celebration of Dorothy's life at the Chapel of Light at Evergreen Burial Park at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Cave Spring Baptist Church. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.roanoke.com/news/wire_headlines/vince-young-signs-with-agent-leigh-steinberg-wants-to-play/image_ab74c128-9b93-5c75-a93a-ab8de02bd53b.html

Jeaninne Middleton

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Passed away with her family by her side on Sunday December 11th, 2016 at age of 69. Dearly loved wife of George Middleton for 49 years. Jeaninne was our rock, she will be missed and forever loved by her children Nicole Middleton and Brandon Middleton both of Toronto. Jeaninne was loved by the apple of her eye her only grandchild Eloise. Survived by her sisters Margaret Haughan and her husband Tom and Beverley Hawkins and her husband Allan all of England. Sister-in-law of Ernest Middleton and his wife Eileen and the late Pamela Elliott (late John). Jeaninne will be remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Jeaninne worked for 27 years at Messier Dowty Toronto (Ajax) where she recently retired in September of this year. Jeaninne’s smile, passion for life, her positive outlook and her vivacious personality will be always remembered by everyone who knew her. Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby on Wednesday (December 21st) from 12 Noon until time of Celebration of Life service in the Barnes Chapel at 1:00 p.m. In accordance with Jeaninne’s...
http://www.barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2792487/Middleton-Jeaninne/service-details.php

CP Explains: How bodies are identified by the authorities - Salmon Arm Observer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

That’s often the easiest and quickest way to identify a body,” said Dr. Matt Bowes, chief medical examiner for Nova Scotia.Another option is using genetic matching. The problem is that it can take time to get the DNA comparisons done.“You want to give information to families quickly and you want to figure things out as quickly as you can, so it’s always at the moment thinking what is the best approach to take,” Huyer said.Related: Dyed hair a factor in Humboldt bus crash victim mix-upWhat difficulties did the Saskatchewan coroner face in the bus crash?The situation in Saskatchewan was complex for several reasons. One of them was the large number of victims who had suffered terrible injuries that rendered them less recognizable. Further compounding the problem was that the teammates had dyed their hair blond for the playoffs, were of similar age and similar build.“In addition to that, the coroner is probably under a tremendous amount of pressure to clear the scene for obvious reasons of compassion,” Bowes said. “Nobody likes to stand in the way of reuniting of the family and the loved one. This is certainly the kind of thing where an error could occur.”Given the frailties inherent in any identification process, errors can and do occur, Bowes said.“They’re famous in our community,” he said. “They’re one of the things we’re very mindful of.”In one case, a man in Toronto was hit by a commuter train in 2004 and a visual identification by his sister was done. The family was at the funeral, when the man himself arrived at the sister’s house to say he wasn’t dead. “That would be one of the most extraordinary examples in Canadian history,” Bouwer said.What should be done when ID mistakes do happen.The important thing is to be very upfront and honest about what happened, Bowes said. He gave authorities in Saskatchewan credit for doing just that.“We all have to remember these things do happen,” Bowes said. “Most people are tremendously forgiving when you’re humble and forthcoming with your error.”Bowes also suggested a staff meeting to re-examine standard operating procedures to see what might have been done differently to prevent a recurrence of the mix-up. Even the best written procedures can be rewritten, he said.Fortunately, the situation in Saskatchewan is an extraordinarily rare circumstance in Canada, Bowes said.“A mass-fatality event with 15 dead is almost unknown in Canada. You can practically count them on the fingers of your hands. They are rare.”Colin Perkel, The Can...

Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He volunteered, at the age of 18, to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the cold war, serving from 1951 to 1987, as a jetfighter pilot. During flight training he was the recipient of the JD Siddley trophy for best performance, receiving his commission as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF in 1952. He served two tours in Germany, initially flying CF-86 sabres with 434 Squadron in Zweibrucken from 1953-54 and then returning to command 441 and 439 Squadrons flying CF-104 starfighters in Lahr and Baden-Sollingen from 1969-72. After his first tour overseas he married his high-school sweetheart and lifelong love, Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1...
http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/community/2018/3/5/cornwall-and-area-death-notices.html

Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

She was also a member of the board of the United Way of Pictou County, the African United Baptist Association, AUBA Women’s Institute, Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Pictou County Council of Churches, Pictou County Seniors Festival and Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care. Her volunteerism did not go unnoticed as she was the recipient of awards from the Black Cultural Centre, United Way, Pictou County Music Festival as well as a cultural heritage award from the Town of New Glasgow to name a few. “I have been here (in Pictou County) since 1989 and what always amazed me was her quiet gentleness and anything you asked her do, it was done excellently,” said Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson of New Glasgow.   Aleta Williams: The first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media. She worked for The Evening News in New Glasgow for 20 years and continued to write for the newspaper well into her 80s. #newglasgow#aletawilliams#violadesmondpic.twitter.com/PKj0oaH9C4 — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) April 12, 2018 Many people will remember Williams for her career accomplishment as the first African Nova Scotian to work in the province’s mainstream media. But this wasn’t the job that Williams was looking for when she sat down for an interview with Harry Sutherland, owner of The Evening News, now known as The News. She had applied for a position in business administration but Sutherland was so impressed with her, he asked her to work in his editorial department. She accepted and within a few months was named women’s editor. “Aleta is a true pillar in her community and has been a trailblazer her entire life, without even realizing it,” said Jackie Jardine, editor of the Pictou Advocate and former community editor at The News. “She went to work at a time when most women were just entering the workforce and continued to work long after retirement. In fact, she was still writing newspaper columns when she was well into her 80s.” For 20 years, she worked as family and community editor for The Evening News and was known for putting people at ease. Widowed at a young age and while most of her children were still at home, she never missed their school, music or sports events. Nor did she cut back on her commitments to her church or her community involvement. “As a journalist, she knew her community,” said Dave Glenen, regional editor for Nova Scotia for Saltwire Network. “As we chased the fires, the mayors, the crime, she sought out the ordinary and drew out their stories. While most hoped not to be a target of some of our stories, all celebrated being in one of Aleta’s. It was common to hear on the weekends, people talking about the latest Aleta feature.” Throughout her career she believed passionately that everyone has a story to tell and immediately put people at ease in the telling while she ...
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1561544-aleta-williams-trailblazing-journalist-with-deep-church-connection-dies-at-age-94