Arthur ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
7 white caskets as Halifax says goodbye to children lost in house fire - CBC NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Halifax on Saturday. The siblings, who died in a house fire earlier in the week, are survived by their parents. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)Nova Scotia's lieutenant governor, Arthur J. Leblanc, said what happened to the Barho family was "an almost unimaginable tragedy."'Dream has been shattered'"Like any family that comes from a war-ravaged country, they had hopes and dreams for a new life in Canada. And that dream has been shattered," Leblanc said.Nova Scotia's deputy premier, Karen Casey, said the province will continue to support the family."We will not abandon you, we will not leave you, we will travel this journey with you. Please accept our love, please feel our warm embrace," Casey said.Natalie Horne and Leno Ribahi of the Heart Society, the group that sponsored the Barho family, reflect on their legacy and how the community is rallying in response to the tragedy. 1:00Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, said the federal government is continuing its work to bring relatives of the family to Canada "as quickly as possible so they can be by your side."Halifax's deputy mayor, Tony Mancini, said he was "inspired by the way our neighbours have come together" to help the Barho family."I'd encourage each of you to use the sadness we share as a community to fuel acts of love and kindness toward our family, friends and neighbours," Mancini said.Sheikh Hamza Mangera, imam at Ummah Mosque, told the mourners that the children's lives teach us how each day is precious. "Life is so short, there isn't enough time to love. I don't know where people find time to hate," he said in English. The funeral ended with a prayer and all seven caskets being wheeled out of the Cunard Centre.'I've never seen something like this'Rukiya Ali was one of hundreds of people who attended the funeral. She said she lost two of her own children suddenly - one was 12 and the other was 30."Everyone is sad, everyone is mourning these people. I've never, since I was born, seen something like this. Seven children at once? It was a heart attack for me," Ali said.Caskets of the seven Barho siblings rest on a stage behind Halifax Fire and Police honour guard during the funeral for the Syrian refugees in Halifax on Saturday. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)Gail Arnold said the funeral was "absolutely beautiful," adding it made her feel proud to be Canadian.Arnold said she came to show support to the Muslim families throughout Canada and to show she cares about immigrant families. She said her thoughts are with the parents."I don't know how that poor mother or father are going to get through this. Those beautiful children, such a loss," she said.Children added 'light' to our livesMargaret MacDonald tutors English through the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS).MacDonald said her church sponsored a family a year and a half ago: a mother and father with two children. She said the family she helped sponsor was friends with the Barho family."These beautiful children have added such light and love to our lives too and it's a great loss for everyone," MacDonald said.All were welcome to attend the funeral, which included an introduction and prayers for the Barho children and their parents, said Yousri ahead of the funeral."In our traditions, we don't break the sorrow at the funeral. We don't joke, we don't laugh - we do it as a kind of respect," said Yousri.After the burial and a vigil, Yousri said the sorrow is broken to recall joyful m...
Cornwall funeral home faces hearing over alleged paperwork violations - Standard FreeholderSaturday, March 2, 2019
McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel on Tuesday December 18, 2018 in Cornwall, Ont. Alan S. Hale/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network
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McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel in Cornwall and Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg are in peril of being shut down because the owner and funeral director of both businesses, Bonnie Parker, may be stripped of her licence.Last month, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) issued a notice saying it intends to revoke Parker's funeral director and funeral establishment operator licences because of "financial mismanagement and record keeping compliance and misconduct." Parker said she intends to vigorously dispute these allegations and has already launched an appeal to challenge them in front of a tribunal.Parker believes she will win the appeal and plans to contin...
Brazil's Lula to ask to leave prison for grandson's funeral - CityNews VancouverSaturday, March 2, 2019
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will ask a judge to release him from prison to attend the funeral of his 7-year-old grandson.
Workers’ Party Chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said da Silva’s grandson Arthur died of meningitis on Friday.
“We will do everything we can for you to see him,” Hoffmann wrote on Twitter.
On Jan. 29 da Silva was not allowed to attend the funeral of his brother Genival Inacio da Silva.
Brazil’s federal police argued there were security concerns if the former president left the city of Curitiba to attend ceremonies 400 kilometres (249 miles) away in Sao Paulo.
The boss of the federal police is former Judge Sergio Moro, who sentenced da Silva to prison for corruption and money laundering.
The Associated Press
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Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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...
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, April 12, 2018
She was a resident of Acacia Village in The Masonic Care Community in Utica and former resident of Northville, New York.She was born in Hudson, New York on April 24, 1941, the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Audrey H. Smith Burnett.She attended schools in Berne, was a graduate of Mildred Elley Business School in Albany in 1960, and graduated with honors from the University of Connecticut in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy.From 1965 to 1970, she was employed as a senior physical therapist with Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady. She was employed as a physical therapist with Allied Services in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and then employed as an instructor in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Maria College in Albany. From 1974 until her retirement, she was employed by the Fulton County Nursing Service as the staff physical therapist.She married Dennis H. Cline on April 17, 1971 and helped him run the Claude A. Lipe Funeral Home, the Northville Funeral Service, and the North Country Florist in Northville.She attended the First United Methodist Church of Northville and was active in the United Methodist Women and other organizations within the church.****Audrey Ann “Penny” Cline is survived by her husband, Dennis H. Cline of Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L...
'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...
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...
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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