Agincourt ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Trudeau remembers MP Arnold Chan as a 'faithful and eloquent' guardian of democracy - The Globe and MailThursday, September 14, 2017
House of Commons and represent his constituents, who he cared about so deeply."A long-time Liberal, Mr. Chan worked as a staffer at Queen's Park before being elected to the Scarborough-Agincourt riding in a by-election in June, 2014. He was first diagnosed with cancer in January, 2015, and after taking a six-month leave of absence, he was given the all-clear and ran successfully for re-election in October, 2015. In February, 2016, he discovered his cancer had returned, but continued to work on Parliament Hill.Colleagues – including Conservatives and New Democrats – remembered Mr. Chan, who also served as deputy house leader, as a fiercely intelligent, driven and dedicated parliamentarian, who genuinely believed in public service and pushed his fellow MPs from all political stripes to do better.NDP MP David Christopherson sat with Mr. Chan on the procedure and house affairs committee, which became heated this spring after the Liberal government tried to change the rules of the Commons. Mr. Christopherson recalled their interactions on the sidelines of meetings, where Mr. Chan always attempted to mediate solutions that would work for everyone."He was wonderful to work with," Mr. Christopherson said. "He had no interest in games. He wanted to focus on the matter at hand, and he wanted to do it in a non-partisan way."Story continues below advertisementConservative MP Blake Richards, who also sits on the committee, said he was inspired by Mr. Chan's determination to attend meetings, even as he visibly struggled with his illness."You knew that that was very difficult on his health, and he was suffering," Mr. Richards said. "It was never about him, right? He just did what he had to do. And it was such a great example for all of us."Mr. Chan's funeral is expected in the next 10 days, with Mr. Oliphant to help conduct the service. On Monday, all parties are expected to deliver tributes to Mr. Chan in the House of Commons – a fitting spot, Mr. Oliphant said, for a man who so revered it."He reminded every MP all the time about the nobility of being an MP and about the importance of the House," Mr. Oliphant said."He tried to impart that on other MPs – that it was a place of discourse, a place of discussion, a place of conversation. And he loved that."Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Trudy Wilson's swim of a lifetime - REM | Real Estate MagazineFriday, February 17, 2017
Trent-Severn Waterway, completing it via dozens of nine- to 12-hour laps, from July to September.Born and raised in the Toronto suburb of Agincourt, Wilson moved with her husband, Harvey, and their children to Bridgenorth in 2008 in search of a quieter lifestyle. Ten years previous, the couple’s daughter, Lauren Taylor Wilson, died two days after she was born due to birth injuries. The Wilsons’ remaining children range in age from four to 17.Ever since her daughter’s death, Trudy Wilson had wanted to create a pledge in Lauren’s memory. By 2016, the 13-year real estate industry professional had decided to swim the Trent-Severn Waterway and raise funds to support high-priority needs at SickKids Hospital in medical research, education and patient care through the Possibilities Fund.Although she was a competitive swimmer in high school, Wilson was now a recreational swimmer who’d be facing the biggest challenge of her life. She had done some endurance training with a personal trainer and swam in a pool, but she admits she underestimated how challenging the swim through the various rivers, lakes and canals would be.“If I had planned the minutiae of the entire trip, I probably would not have started,” she says. “And I could not have done it without the incredible support of my family and colleagues.”The voyage was anything but smooth sailing.After securing permission from Parks Canada, including a stipulation to canoe through the lift lock system, Wilson wanted to start her swim on June 20. Sadly, her mother, Be...
Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
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 the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
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 Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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