Alexandria ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Unsettling questions surround death of Timothy Atlookan in Thunder Bay - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 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...
Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall says goodbye to Bishop LaRocque - Standard FreeholderSaturday, March 02, 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 02, 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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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...
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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...