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Drury Funeral Centre

519 Victoria Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1K1
(705) 435-3535

W. John Thomas Funeral Home

244 Victoria St E.
Alliston, ON L9R 1V6
(705) 435-5101

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Friday, January 06, 2017

Stratford Festival at its inception in 1953. He would eventually appear in over one hundred roles with the company. He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was 97 when he died in Alliston, Ontario on January 12.Two days later the man who first guided the career of Céline Dion and then won her heart died. René Angélil had first been diagnosed with throat cancer in 1991 but following treatment he had made a full recovery. When the cancer returned he underwent surgery in 2013. In September of 2015 it was announced that he would not beat the disease this time and he died two days short of his 74th birthday on January 14.Things remained quiet until the month was almost over. Then on January 26, Montreal-born filmmaker Martin Lavut died. He didn’t have a huge body of work despite his 81 years. He had directed 19 projects all but three for television. He is usually remembered for his documentary on the life of the late National Film Board animator Arthur Lipsett in a film titled Remembering Arthur. Martin Lavut had lived in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto for many years before he died.Image supplied by the National Film Board There were only three passings in February, the singer and actor born Denise Matthews who grew up to become Vanity and two men who can be considered pioneers of a distinctive Canadian film industry. Vanity was 57 when she died of kidney failure on February 15 in hospital in California. As we have extensive notes on both men we urge you to read more about director Don Owen who was 84 when he died on February 21st and Colin Low, a filmmaker with a remarkable contribution to the industry who was 89 when he died on February 24.There are only two names worth noting in March and both men died late in the month. Radio personality Wally Crouter, known for his decades-long run on Toronto’s CFRB was 92 when he died on March 28. Conductor, composer and arranger Howard Cable was 95 when he died on March 30. ??Cable composed and arranged the very first theme for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast which was used from 1952 until 1968. He then arranged “The Hockey Theme” by Dolores Claman, which replaced his own composition in 1968. His Royal Conservatory arrangement of “The Hockey Theme” for piano is one of the best selling pieces of sheet music in Canada. Cable was also a conductor for early CBC-TV variety programs like General Electric Showtime and Mr. Show Business. He conducted and arranged music for various CBC radio and TV programs in the 1960s. From 1971 to 1985 he was host of the highly-rated program Howard Cable Presents heard on St. Catharines radio station CHRE-FM.??Don Francks lived an odd life. His early acting career had taken him to Hollywood and he contributed a strong screen performance in the musical Finian’s Rainbow. But something else was calling him and he went to live on the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan with his wife Lili Francks. He was adopted as a Cree, and given the name Iron Buffalo. Francks was 84 when he died of cancer in Toronto on April 3.??Marcel Dubé was a playwright with over 300 t...
http://www.northernstars.ca/remembering-2016/

U of Guelph community mourns the death of a student - Guelph Mercury

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

We must reach out and come together as a community to support the family and friends of this student and one another in this time of sorrow.” Kyle, who hailed from Alliston, was a member of the New Tecumseth Ball Hockey League and, along with his entire family, had been involved in the sport from an early age. He completed his minor league playing career over the summer by sharing a Junior Provincial Championship, according to a post on the NTBHL website. "All losses are painful and tragic but nothing can be more painful than losing a child. We (NTBHL) are in complete shock at the tragic loss of Kyle Coleman," reads the post. "We want to send our deepest condolences to the whole Coleman family as well as their loved ones and friends." The university’s Counselling Services is working with Student Housing Services to provide support for the residence community, the release said. The university is also reminding people of the counselling and support services available to help students and employees. A funeral service for Coleman will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Drury Funeral Centre, 519 Victoria St. E., Alliston. Memories and condolences can also be shared through the funeral home’s website. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/7017801-u-of-guelph-community-mourns-the-death-of-a-student/

Community shocked over Alliston teen's sudden death - Simcoe.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The sudden death of an Alliston teen over the weekend has left many in the community stunned and deeply saddened. Kyle Coleman, 18, who was studying at the University of Guelph, died Saturday. The Guelph Police Service confirmed the death occurred at the campus and that no foul play is suspected. The family declined to comment when contacted Tuesday by Simcoe.com. Kyle leaves behind his parents, Scott and Brenda, his brother Nicholas and many other family members. "He was known as the life of the party, and overall just an amazing person." Messages of condolences flooded social media over the weekend after news spread about the tragedy. The New Tecumseth Ball Hockey League (NTBHL) posted a tribute to Kyle — who was an avid player — on its website. “All losses are painful and tragic, but nothing can be more painful than losing a child. We are in complete shock at the tragic loss of Kyle Coleman,” read the statement. “Scott, Brenda, Kyle and Nicholas are all deeply involved in the league and we are completely...
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/7018058-community-shocked-over-alliston-teen-s-sudden-death/

Paramedics make sales of little poppy pins go a long way - BarrieToday

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Collingwood for the Victoria Order of Nurses. The second year they sold even more pins and were able to donate $800 to the Orillia Legion. Last year there was a $1,000 donation to the Alliston Legion. "We give money wherever we march as a Paramedic Honour Guard," explains Spiegelberg. "We give back to the Legion wherever we're marching.  This year we'll be marching in Barrie so we'll give money to the Barrie Legion." A portion of the proceeds also goes to the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP) - Central Ontario Chapter in support of Peacekeeper Park in Essa Township, the National Paramedic Memorial in Ottawa and the Provincial Paramedic Memorial in Toronto. "On top of that, one of our paramedics passed away just last month and the Legion in Everett donated the space for his reception at his funeral, so we'll be giving back to them as well," said Spiegelberg. The Honour Guard has purchased five-thousand pins to sell and might have to order more due to high demand. The public can buy the pins at County of Simcoe Customer Service, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, or send an e-mail to paramedichonourguard@simcoe.ca Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Florence Clayton

Friday, September 30, 2016

LTC on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in her 99th year, after a long life well lived of which 63 years in Markham. Beloved wife of the late Tom (2004). Loving mother of Bill (London), Richard (Alliston), Vic (Calgary) and Chuck (Toronto). Also remembered by her daughters-in-law Janet, Merry, Sherry and Ivana; her grandchildren Barb (Scott), Tom, Heather (Jeff) Becky (Will), Allen (Kristy), Julie (Stephen), Lesley (Dave), Bill, Michael and Sarah; her great grandchildren Taylor, Lindsay, Liam, Lexi, Viktor, Sam, Lauren, Nova, Isla, Everly and John. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Parker, her brothers Bill and Steve Mugford. Resting at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. N. (Markham Road) Markham on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the chapel at 11:00 am. Interment Elmwood Cemetery.
http://www.dixongarland.com/book-of-memories/2716784/Clayton-Florence/service-details.php

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316