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Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall to close - Standard FreeholderWednesday, March 27, 2019
Program co-ordinator Gisele Roy, left, and office co-ordinator Ileen Cayer stand in front of the lending library at the Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall and Area office on Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Cornwall, Ont. Alan S. Hale/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network
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Death and the grief that follows is an inescapable reality of the human condition.Even if you have never experienced the grief of losing a loved one, it will happen to you eventually. And after that, someone else will experience it when it is your own time to go.But at the end of May, there will be one less place in Cornwall to get help as the Bereaved Families of Ontario – Cornwall and Area (BFO) is closing.For many years, the volunteer-led group has been helping grieving people in the city and the townships work out their feelings by letting them talk to people who been through the same thing. It wasn't grief counselling per se – because...
Betty McMillan, Stratford's first female mayor, dies - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
G. Young Funeral Home.
Betty McMillan, Stratford’s first female mayor, dies
By Mark BrownFebruary 18, 2019 8:24pm@markbrownradio
A pioneer in Stratford politics has passed away.
Betty McMillan, who served for many years as an alderman on Stratford municipal council and became Stratford’s first female mayor, died Saturday at the Spruce Lodge long-term care facility. She was 95.
According to the obituary provided by W.G. Young Funeral Home, McMillan had worked as a teacher and a realtor before developing an interest in politics, having worked on several election campaigns. In addition to serving as mayor of Stratford in the 1970s, McMillan had also served on council and for one term on the Stratford Board of Education.
Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson tweeted his condolences to the McMillan family, calling McMillan a “kind, thoughtful and great leader”. Mathieson has ordered all flags at Stratford city buildings to be lowered to half-staff.
Saddened to learn of the passing of former @cityofstratford Mayor Betty McMillan. Betty was a kind, thoughtful & great leader. On behalf of all citizens please accept our heartfelt condolences, flags to be lowered on city buildings this week in her memory https://t.co/F8NxB044wn
- Dan Mathieson (@Danmathieson) February 19, 2019
McMillan was born Betty Ashbourne and was ...
Donald Michael “Don” Lemiski - Vernon Morning StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Donald Michael (Don) Lemiski was born on August 6th, 1933 in Vegreville, Alberta and moved with his parents to Vernon, B.C. in 1944. He graduated from Vernon High School and studied at the University of Alberta where he met his future wife, Shirley Sutherland. They married and returned to Vernon to raise their family and start a dental practice. Don was a well known and respected dentist for 43 years in downtown Vernon and he also helped establish a permanent dental theatre in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Isabel and Michael Lemiski; his first wife, Shirley; one sister-in-law, Janet Lemiski and his dear friend, Beryl Rook.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Brigitte; two brothers, Frank and Michael (Hedy); his four children, Doug (Nathalie), David (Norma), Bill (Dawn) and Carol Ryan (Dan). His memory will be forever cherished by his nine grandchildren, Brett and John (and their mother, Mardy), Evan and Mica, Adrian and Sean, Josie, Elle and...
Dr. Barrie deVeber, founder of bioethics institute, dies at 90 - The Catholic RegisterWednesday, March 27, 2019
If it was up to Dr. Barrie deVeber, his name would not be on the institution dedicated to researching all aspects of human life.
Alas, there were others who thought otherwise, and in 1982 the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research was born and continues to thrive to this day.
"He always said I didn't vote for that," said Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, but he was overruled by the board of what was then called the Human Life Research Institute.
"He wasn't seeking any spotlight," said Schadenberg.
Dr. deVeber, one of Canada's leading pro-life proponents, died Feb. 28 at the age of 90.
Dr. deVeber's hands were all over the pro-life movement in Canada. He founded Defense of the Unborn, the first official pro-life group in Canada, and was national president of Alliance for Life when it presented a pro-life petition to then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau with more than one million signatures.
In addition to being founding president of the deVeber Institute, he was also founding...
Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:56AM EDT
The Ford government was in damage control mode Monday, denying allegations that an outspoken legislator was expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus for raising concerns about possible "illegal and unregistered" lobbying by the premier's friends and advisers.
Randy Hillier, a veteran politician who represents the eastern Ontario riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, was ousted Friday after the party said he was unwilling to be a team player.
But in an open letter Monday, Hillier gave his version of events, claiming he was turfed after pushing back against party operatives who he alleged are silencing elected politicians.
"Like many people, I had high hopes and expectations with the election of a PC government after 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, scandals, and harmful policies," Hillier said. "I could not stand by and tolerate operatives engaging in similar and more egregious acts."
Hillier, who wasn't at the legislature Monday, alleged he was condemned for a variety of activities including raising concerns of possible illegal and unregistered lobbyi...