Almonte ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Sudbury, at the Spanish River on Jan. 21, 1910. The first two rail cars fell into the freezing river below, killing 43 people. Speed and a broken rail were considered factors.6. Almonte, Ont. Dec. 27, 1942 39 deadDuring the Second World War, a train carrying troops from Alberta crashed into a passenger train sitting in the station in Almonte, Ont., on Dec. 27, 1942, injuring more than 200 people and killing 39. The passenger train was running behind schedule, with railway staff blaming the delay on stormy weather, icy tracks, a downgraded line and the congestion of holiday traffic. The conductor of the troop-laden train later killed himself.[embedded content]7. Dugald, Man. Sept. 1, 1947 31 deadA passenger train headed west failed to turn into a siding and crashed into an eastbound train in Dugald, Man., on Sept. 1, 1947. Wooden passenger cars were kept in service due to steel rationing during the Second World War and the fire was fed by the wood and the old cars' gas illumination. The crash and fire killed 31 people. Newer, safer railway cars were ordered as a result of the crash.8. Wanstead, Ont. Dec. 27. 1902 31 deadA westbound express train headed to Sarnia, Ont., from London increased its speed near the Wanstead station, colliding with a slow-moving eastbound freight train that had been trying to get out of the way. It left 31 dead. Weather conditions on Dec. 27, 1902, had reduced visibility so the two trains couldn't see each other until it was too late.9. Hinton, Alta. Feb. 8, 1986 23 deadA freight train collided with a passenger train between Jasper and Edmonton, leaving 95 injured and 23 dead on Feb. 8, 1986. An inquiry found the crew ignored stop signals and failed to follow established operating rules, while demonstrating a lack of awareness.In 1986, 23 people died after a CN freight train crashed into a VIA passenger train in Hinton, Alta. Investigators suspect the CN crew fell asleep. (Karen Sornberger/Edmonton Journal/The Canadian Press)10. Canoe River, B.C. Nov. 21, 1950 21 deadOn Nov. 21, 1950, a train carrying troops for the Korean War crashed with a second train after railway telegraph operator Jack Atherton sent an incomplete message regarding the location of one of the trains. The crash led to the death of 17 soldiers and four crew members. Defended by John Diefenbaker (who practised criminal law before becoming Canadian prime minister from 1957 to 1963), Atherton was found not guilty.The silver-tongued lawyer wins his most sensational case. 6:45With files from CBC Archives, the Passionate Eyea href="...
Allyn GoodfellowWednesday, August 2, 2017
National Capital Region, 1390 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, ON., K2C 3N6, 613-221-9219.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care of
C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON. 613-256-3313)
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com...
Doug SophaWednesday, August 2, 2017
In keeping with family wishes cremation, has taken place.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the
C.R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME and CHAPEL,
(127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario, (613-256-3313)
On Tuesday, August 1st from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon. Interment at 12:30 at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Almonte and a reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Almonte. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a foundation of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com...
Louis SharpeWednesday, August 2, 2017
New York where, in 1964, he met his future wife, Gisela (nee Molk). They spent many happy years in the city, and had a son, Robert. In 1977 Louis moved his family to Almonte, Ontario where he practiced dentistry until his death. Louis had an immediate charm and a mischievous wit. His quirky sense of humour and easy laughter gave him a talent for putting others at ease and for making them feel welcome and important. Rarely would he be seen in public without suit and tie. He was passionate about fishing, classic British mystery novels, dentistry, and about his family. Louis passed quickly and peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute on July 27, 2017. The family wish to extend thanks to the compassionate physicians, nurses and all the kind staff who cared so well for him.
His family will sorely miss him.
A funeral will be held at Holy Name of Mary Parish in Almonte on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11am. Condolences may be made by visiting www.crgamble.com.
Funeral Arrangements Are Entrusted Into The Care Of
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(127 Church St., Almonte, ON., 613-256-3313)...
Elizabeth SulpherWednesday, August 2, 2017
ELIZABETH (Betty) ANN
Suddenly passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017.
Elizabeth “Betty” Sulpher (nee: Beynon)
of Almonte, age 77 years.
Survived by her loving husband Robert Sulpher, her children, Lisa South (Richard) & Andrew Sulpher. Sister of Doris Patrick (nee Beynon). Predeceased by her parents Dorothy & Maurice and her brother Carl Beynon (Rosemary surviving him). Survived as well by Nancy Patrick, Ronald Patrick (Sue), Peter Patrick, their families and other nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law to Douglas Sulpher (Marie) & Richard Sulpher (Heather). Also survived by her grandchildren, Jane Beaudoin (nee: Sulpher) (Colin), Michelle Sulpher & Kathleen Cutknife and ny 3 great grandchildren.
Betty was a member of the Ottawa Valley Hunt Club for 35 years and was the valued “Fox” for the hunt. She was secretary treasurer for many years. She was also an avid horseback rider and enjoyed hunting and cross country events. Betty had many friends and volunteers helping her organize the hunts and events on her property.
Friends may call at the
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL Inc.
127 Church Street,...
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...
'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...