Alexandria ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall says goodbye to Bishop LaRocque - Standard FreeholderSaturday, March 2, 2019
This article has been edited from its original version for minor grammar and style errors.The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall said goodbye to a beloved bishop.The Most Reverend Eugene LaRocque's funeral mass was held at Nativity Co-Cathedral on Saturday."There will be no eulogy," said Bishop Terrence Prendergast. "But I will read a letter from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who send his condolences to the people of the diocese and offers them his papal blessings and prayers. And also from the bishop who is the president of the bishops' assembly of Ontario who presided at the earlier funeral in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday."Prendergast said LaRocque had been living in the Windsor area for the past 16 years and a funeral mass had been held for him there.
Bishop Marcel Damphousse
"There were four or five bishops there on Wednesday and a half a dozen bishops here today," he said. "Also, there is a message from Bishop (Marcel) Damphousse, the former bishop before I came. He sends his condolences. The highways are snow covered in Northern Ontario and he can't get down here."Bishop Derouchie, who succeeded Bishop LaRocque, is here as well and he is going to be one of the priests saying the Eucharistic prayers. There will be three interventions by Bishop Derouchie and Bishop O'Brien, the Archbishop of Kingston and the new bishop-elect, Bishop Keith Rocher, is here. T...
Mother of MP Anthony Rota loses her battle with cancer - BayTodaySaturday, March 2, 2019
Sam Rota. Loving mother of Anthony Rota (Chantal), Sam Rota Junior and Claudia Black (Richard). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Samantha Rota, Liam Black, Julia Black & Alexandria Black. Also survived by her siblings, Carmela Barone and Annamaria Spadafora (Rafaele). She was also predeceased by her sister Adele Pellegrino (Antonio) and brothers Antonio Barone and Francesco Barone (Anna).
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Jinnah and the loving and compassionate staff at the North Bay Regional Health Centre who worked tirelessly to provide comfort and support during this difficult time.
Family will receive friends at Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd. on Monday Jan. 7, 2019 from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Donations in memory of Olga Rota to the Canadian Cancer Society or the North Bay Serenity Hospice will be gratefully acknowledged by her family.
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Unsettling questions surround death of Timothy Atlookan in Thunder Bay - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
A vigil was held in memory of Timothy Atlookan by the tree where he was found, shortly after his death. The Thunder Bay courthouse is visible in the upper right hand corner. (Alexandria Marie Adams/Facebook)Donna Atlookan said her son was open about his involvement in the street drug world - selling and using. She said he once told her he had begun using needles, but that he didn't like it and stopped. "I had told him, stay out of that, when he told me what he was doing," she said."When you hear of of that world ... I know what it does and I know where it goes, but I am thinking he may have been really stuck in it."Atlookan said she last saw her son about three days before his death. He came to her house at about 6 a.m. and fell asleep on her couch.At about noon, she bought him a coffee and some breakfast and he spoke about how he was starting to mend the relationship with his children's mother and how he had taken two of his boys to McDonald's."One of the things he was telling me was, 'Oh mom, I went to church.' I said, 'Good, keep going.' That is not the first time he told me that," she said.A knock on the doorOn Oct. 29, there was a loud knock on the door she tried to ignore. There was more knocking and finally a loud male voice saying "It's the police."She looked out the window and saw the police cruiser and wondered whether it was about a parking violation.They were in her home, standing by her stove when the officer told her the news."He says, 'I'm sorry, I am here to inform you that your son was found deceased," she said.She asked him to repeat it.The rest was a blur, informing her daughter, aunts, the grandmother...
Richard E. Paré, 81, of Marlborough - Community AdvocateThursday, April 12, 2018
Tracey of Marlborough. He was the proud “Bumpy” to grandson Adam Tracy and his wife Sarah of Hudson, granddaughter Lauren Tracy and her partner Edwood Jean-Baptiste of Fitchburg, granddaughter Alexandria Paré, and grandson Cody Paré of Marlborough; and great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Logan Tracy of Hudson and Bradley Jean-Baptiste of Fitchburg. Besides his beloved wife and family, he leaves behind his sisters, Doris Paré of Hyannis and Janette Paré of Beverly Hills, Fla., and his brother, Roger Paré, also of Hyannis. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Paré and Kenneth Paré.Dick was born in Southbridge and grew up in Cambridge with his parents, Rose and Harold Norton. He attended the Cambridge Schools, graduating as an accomplished cabinetmaker from Cambridge Rindge Tech. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he was educated in hydraulics working on the ship engines. Upon his honorable discharge, he married his childhood sweetheart Joy and began his life of family.Dick was educated at Wentworth Institute in Boston, where he continued his education in hydraulics. He worked his entire life as an Industrial Sales Representative, utilizing his extensive knowledge in mechanical and hydraulic engineering for large water treatment and electrical plants throughout the Northeast.During his leisure time, camping, catch and release fishing, and boating were his passions that he passed on to his son and grandsons. Upon retirement, Dick and Joy took their love of camping on the r...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zotique, Que., Lucille Dupras-Poissant (Ron) of Green Valley, Ont., and Huguette Lussier (Claude) of Chateauguay, Que. Dear daughter of the late Arthur and Jeanne Dufort (nee Deschamps). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 am. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Lung Association of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Monique a tree will be planted in a Memory Woods. www.munromorris.comROSE, Marguerite - At the Cornwall Community Hospital, on Thursday March 22, 2018. Marguerite Rose of Cornwall; age 68 years. Marguerite was a devoted educator for over 25 years as both a teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Principal for the CSDCEO. Loving mother of David Rose (Sylvie Quenneville). Cherished grandmother “Mamie” of Samuel Rose. Dear sister of Gérard Rose (Carol Ferguson) and Simone Rose-Oliver (John Oliver). Predeceased by her parents Gérard Rose and Yvette Sauvé, her brother Maurice and sister Madeleine. Dear companion of many years to the late Robert C. Grant. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, the Grant Family, and many friends and former students. The Family will be in attendance at LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, WEST BRANCH, 20 Seventh Street West, (613-932-8482) on Tuesday April 3, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm and from 9 am until time of Service on Wednesday. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday April 4, 2018 in Saint Félix de Valois Church, 620 Glengarry Blvd, Cornwall, ON at 11am. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Cornwall Community Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca The family wishes to express its appreciation to the dedicated people at the Cornwall Community Hospital, Ottawa Hospital campuses and Heart Institute, especially the individuals in the Dialysis Units. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” W. Churchill …Marguerite made a beautiful life. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.caGRAHAM, Norman John – At the Cornwall Community Hospital on March 27, 2018; age 81 years. Beloved father of John Norman Graham and Valerie Patricia Graham (Susan). Cherished grandfather of Ryan Lafave, Corey Graham, Brett Graham and Britney Graham. Norman will be greatly missed by many family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to the Legion Branch 297 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.caSAWINSKI, Norman - at Glen Stor Dun Lodge on Friday, March 23, 2018. Norman Sawinski of Cornwall. Beloved husband of Norma Sawinski (nee Pyke). Loving father of Lynn Sawinski of Cornwall and Sherri Sawinski-Forgues (Daniel) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of Brennan, Kaelan and Kieran. Dear brother of Rogene Boileau of Syracuse and Camille Norton (Morley) of Oshawa. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Dear son of the late Jacob Sawinski and the...
'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-StandardSaturday, March 2, 2019
Australia.She described their life Down Under as "very comfortable," and admitted their new one in Kingston was a significant transition. She wants to work, but she's found that Ontario's social assistance has made it next to impossible. She said the problem is that if you earn more than $500 a month, the province starts taxing it dollar-for-dollar up to 50 per cent. After 50 per cent, a person loses social assistance and any benefits, she said."It makes it frightening. I know why people don't want to get off of it," Wiwchar said."I went to an employment agency and was told basically I'm unemployable to them … I went home and I cried. How am I unemployable? I worked as a medic, as a makeup artist, I managed retail, and I have office training."Kerry is also on disability due to severe arthritis and is diagnosed bipolar. Her life has not been an easy one. In the winter of 2016 she says police recommended she reach out to Interval House because her ex-boyfriend, who constantly assaulted and stole from Kerry, had been released on parole and hadn't attended his halfway house."He just came and went as he pleased," Kerry said of her relationship with the man. "His whole family for six years just totally took over my life … he would inject me [with hydromorphone] while I was sleeping."At one point, she said, he kept her overdosed for three days so that he could steal her medications. Her 10-year-old son and dog at the time waited for her to wake."My son just laid with me," Kerry said. "He should have called an ambulance but he was afraid he'd be taken away."Taking her medications left her mentally unstable and unable to fully care for herself. Eventually it hospitalized her for five months, forcing Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to take her preteen son away.Kerry was once a successful medical secretary. She says she was good at her job, but she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was introduced to the drug by another former partner who was also abusive.When she learned that her former partner was being released and was on the run, she was scared that he'd kill her. She called Interval House, stayed in the shelter for six months, and then lived in one of Robin's Hope's accessible units for nearly a year and a half.Kerry has been clean for three and a half years and gives back to Interval House by running painting classes at Robin's Hope. Kerry has also done her best to separate herself from destructive people, and while her sister has custody of her son, she said that relationship is becoming stronger every visit.Kerry explains you have to want to get better."I wanted to do the programs. You don't realize about how naive you are about red flags [in relationships] and boundaries," Kerry said. "I didn't realize how much of a sucker I felt I was, but also how mentally unhealthy I felt that I was to let someone control my mind like that. Call you stupid, make you feel less than."Making Claire feel she was "less than" was her former spouse's strategy to control her. A highly educated woman with a doctorate, Claire was often invited to speak at conferences around the wo...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, March 2, 2019
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:05PM EST
BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father in southern Ontario was a dreamer, a dancer and a singer who "always saw the good in every situation."
It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Rajkumar gathered on Wednesday.
In a eulogy delivered during the Hindu service, which was held at the Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre on Wednesday morning, Riya was described as a "positive child" who loved life and "saw the good in every situation."
On Tuesday night, about 100 mourners gathered to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ont.
"My daughter Riya was taken from me too early," Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord.
"She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I'm ever upset, she would say 'Mama, don't be sad, look at the positives."'
The day Riya died -- Valentine's Day -- was also her and her mother's birthdays.
"Early that day, we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red," Ramdin said.
"She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter woul...