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Two Carnival Legends Lost - VenuesNowWednesday, March 27, 2019
His loyalty to the carnival and its mission as "Disneyland on Wheels" was equally legendary.
He was always asking what he could do for you, noted Don Jacobs, manager of the Antelope Valley Fair, Lancaster, Calif., a trait that played through to the end of his life. "He was a contractor, a guest on our property and he would be asking what he could do for me," Jacobs marveled.
Guy Leavitt, RCS owner, pays tribute to Tony during the luncheon following the memorial service. (VT Photo)
"Tony could walk into a room and read it and work it," said Becky Bailey Findley, former manager of the OC Fair and now with CFSA. "He lived large."
FROM FUR TO STEEL
Jackie Hauser, Bingo's wife; Wendy Hauser, wife of his son Bob, and Laura Hibbs shared that Bingo died at the first spot he ever played with his carnival, Port Alberni. But not until after the show closed.
Almost 900 people attended his memorial in Langley, British Columbia. Ron Burback, Funtastic Shows was among them. "If you had him for a friend, you were ahead of the game," Burback said.
Retired carnival owner Claire Morton from Alaska remembered when son Bobby hired a driver for Bingo because his hands were arthritic and he couldn't handle the big rig. Off they go and when the driver pulls into a truck stop for a cup of coffee, Bingo drove off and left him.
Jackie recalled when they met. She was working on a carnival in her parent's candy floss and popcorn wagon. "They didn't want me in the business," she said. But she met Bingo, and the rest is history.
In his youth, Bingo was in a hurry to get out of Brandon, Manitoba, where he said there were only three occupations – policeman, and he was too short to be one; crook, and he was too nice to try that; and carnie. He hitched a job on Royal American Shows working the sideshows and then Myerhoff Shows.
And then he met Simba, the lion. "The lion was jealous of me," Jackie said.
Simba the Lion loving on a young Bingo Hauser.
From Simba, Bingo moved on to an alligator, a boa constrictor and a monkey. They all grew up in the Hauser household, some in the kitchen, some in the living room. Once the monkey escaped and hid in a farmer's truck to make his getaway. Hours later, Bingo had to bail the monkey out of jail.
They travelled with the menagerie for years, but then the animals grew too big.
The time came to switch from fur to iron. Bingo knew he had to "get rid of anything you have to feed all winter." Jackie didn't want Bingo to get into the carnival business, but he did.
Like Tony, Bingo was gregarious and bigger than life. Jackie remembered that when he asked her to marry him, she thought, "You and me and how many others?" But he managed to propose and they bought a Merry-Go-Round and West Coast Amusements was born.
There was a carousel horse from that Merry-Go-Round at Bingo's funeral Oct. 16 in Langley, B.C., spruced up and set up by his son Bob.
West Coast Amusements now includes more than 100 rides and operates three units. The season begins in April and ends in September. The family has the route covered and is working on details of the 2016 season now.
On RCS, Bil Lowry has taken over Tony's responsibilities.
Life goes on, but the loss of two giants in the industry is felt by many hundreds of people, evidenced in the tributes paid.
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Living Well Luncheon shows that approach, attitudes toward dementia are changing - yorkregion.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Funeral Home in Thornhill. Jerrett provided a lovely sit-down meal while our luncheon attendees and exhibitors listened to speakers present on the topic of living well with dementia.
Mona Lancaster of Memory Lane Home Living Inc. was the master of ceremonies for this engaging event that brought together experts in the field - community members who live with dementia and their care partners, dementia advocates, members of the Alzheimer Society and academics. Each of these presenters offered a unique perspective on living well with dementia in the community. According to Mona and many of the other speakers, Memory Lane represents an innovative approach to co-housing: it is designed to be a place where individuals with a dementia diagnosis can be supported to actively participate in the community.
The conference opened with Dr. Elizabeth Kelson (social gerontologist instructor and researcher from Ryerson University) who presented on the how communities can foster well-being and a good quality of life for persons living with dementia. She discussed how the desire to age-in-place is the goal of many older adults and communities need to be better able to respond. This includes the design of more inclusive social and physical environments.
It became clear as Kelson spoke that communities play a key role in supp...
Leo Neziol was devoted to his family, faith and business - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 02, 2019
Bernard. "Dad was a salesman and a very good one while mom handled the details. "They worked hard and built the business into a success." The business expanded to include offices in Oakville, Ancaster and Mississauga. Mr. Neziol was an active member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Brant Avenue, an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Polish Mutual Benefit and Friendly Society. "People will always remember him as a gentleman who loved to sing and dance," Bernard said. "He worked hard and had a zest for life that was tied to his Polish roots. "At weddings and family gatherings, he was always on the dance floor." Mr. Neziol was the father of Nancy (Phil McColeman), Gerry (Victoria), Paul (Tracey), Bernard (Kim) and Peter (Elsa). He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wednesday's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's, with interment to follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Vball@postmedia.com twitter.com/EXPVBall Brantford Expositor 2019 ©
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Joseph Kepiro - LancasterOnlineThursday, April 12, 2018
Joseph Kepiro, 83, of Ephrata, PA, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital.He was the beloved husband of Harriet Steffy Kepiro with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Bihary Kepiro.Joe was owner and operator of Keystone Kennels of Parkesburg and later he was the owner and operator of Lincoln Lodge Motel of Lancaster. Always the inventor, he held many patents throughout his lifetime.He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children: Suzanne K. Yoder and husband Leslie, of Gap, Joseph L. Kepiro and wife Connie, of Lititz, and James M. Kepiro and wife Deborah, of Strasburg; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Stephen Kepiro of Coatesville, Alex Kepiro of Lancaster and Tebor Kepiro of Parkesburg.He was predeceased by his sister, Pearl Verses.Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11 AM from the Parkesburg Mennonite Church, 6 E. 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA 19365 followed by interment at the Millwood M...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the 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 an...
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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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. (...