Benson Funeral Home Obituaries/ Death Notices
Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
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MASSENA — Cecile J. Briggs, 85, of Maple Street, peacefully passed away on Thursday evening, March 14, 2019 at Massena Memorial Hospital. Friends and family may be received on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son J...
Car crash victim, 19, remembered as a family man - The Beacon HeraldWednesday, March 27, 2019
Millar, the 19-year-old Stratford man who died in an early-morning rollover Sunday in the city's south end, will be remembered as a loving family man.Millar's mother, Catherine Lundrigan, said her son always put family first."He loved his siblings, he was with his younger brother every day, he brought him shopping, brought him out to eat all the time, he was always hanging around us – it was all about family," she said Tuesday.Three people were rushed to Stratford hospital after a Chrysler 300 crashed around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Embro Road and Erie Street, according to police. Millar was pronounced dead at hospital, police said.
The intersection of Erie Street and Embro Road in Stratford was the scene of a fatal, single-car collision early Sunday morning. (Galen Simmons/The Beacon Herald)
Favian Lee-Allert, a 19-year-old Burlington resident, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, police said. He was released on recognizance Monday and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 19, court staff confirmed Tuesday. The allegation has not been proven in court.The driver and a female passenger were initially listed in fair condition by police. The driver was released and arrested and the other passenger has also been released from hospital, Insp. Mark Taylor said.Millar and the driver were friends, Lundrigan confi...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian David Muehlman, 65, of Ellwood City died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at his residence. He was born June 10, 1953 in Pittsburgh. Brian was a car consultant. He enjoyed competitive dirt track racing for 20 years, winning seven championships. An outdoorsman, Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at...
Bus driver killed in Columbia Icefield parking lot - Rocky Mountain OutlookWednesday, March 27, 2019
Icefield Discovery Centre, Oct. 4.
According to the RCMP, she was outside of her bus when it hit her around 1:15 p.m.
Police did not release her identity, however, colleagues identified the woman on social media as Yumiko Taura, a driver for Canada Coach Lines.
"Yesterday a tragic freak accident took the life of a member of our community here in the Bow Valley," wrote John House, who started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her funeral costs.
"Yumiko Taura was a motor coach driver who while standing beside her coach and unloading passengers at a prime tourist attraction along the Icefield Parkway became pinned by her own motor coach as it started to move toward three parked cars."
According to the RCMP, a STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the parking lot, however, when it arrived she was declared dead at the scene.
Several witnesses were interviewed by police and preliminary information indicates that the bus also struck four parked vehicles before it came to rest. No other people were injured.
According to the online fundraising campaign, Taura was originally from Japan and has no family in Canada.
The money will be used to assist with funeral expenses or to repatriate her body to Japan. If it is not possible, organizers have indicated they may use the money for a memorial ben...
Charles Hartman - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
COLLISON - Charles E. "Charlie " Hartman, 75, of Collison went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 21, 2019) at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was bornon Nov. 5, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Ernest and Alberta (Grove) Hartman. He was united in marriage to Ruth Troxell on Nov. 26, 1994. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Jessica (Rick) Breitenfeldt, Kristin (Mitch) Allen, Kate (Leon) Jess and Teresa (Steve) Evans.
Papa's grandchildren loved him to the moon and back. He was always full of life's loving stories for them. He believed children are the heritage of the Lord. He loved Cameron Ackerson, Kaitlyn Breitenfeldt, Colton Breitenfeldt, Lillian Jess, Khloe Jess, Brinley Allen, Steele Allen, Jacob Evans and Joshua Evans.
His surviving siblings are Mary Hafner, Patty Wakefield, Diana Thrush, Rob Hartman, Sue Hartman and Judy Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Cody Breitenfeldt and Zachery Evans.
Charlie loved Jesus with his who...