Aurora ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting - Saskatoon StarPhoenixSaturday, March 2, 2019
Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting.
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SHERIDAN, Ill. - A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire inside an Illinois manufacturing facility.Trevor Wehner was among five people killed in the Friday shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.During a brief religious service Wednesday in the Village of Sheridan, Wehner was remembered as family-oriented, someone who could change the atmosphere of a room just by walking in and who liked to tease and play jokes.Before Wehner's funeral, residents of Sheridan and nearby towns filed into a funeral home filled wi...
Father Mark McDonald, 75, native of Watertown - WWNY TV 7Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sacred Heart in Bogota, Colombia and in 1985 became Sectional Superior of the MSCs in Colombia.In 1991, Father McDonald was elected Provincial of the MSCs in the United States headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. In 1997, he became Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish in Watertown. In 1999, he became Director of Cor Novum (the MSC retreat and renewal center in Issoudun, France). From 2005 to 2017, he was Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart worldwide located in Rome, Italy. Father McDonald became semi-retired in 2018 and was residing at the Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.Father McDonald is survived by his sister Mary (Ted) Mascott of Naples, Florida and sister Sally (John) Sheinman of Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, England and his nephew Zane (Michelle) Riester, grandnephew Ian Riester and grandniece Ella Riester, all of Wayne, New Jersey. He is also survived by his uncle William Murrock and his aunt Betty Murrock of Watertown and his aunts Gertrude McDonald and Shirley McDonald of Lowville and many, many McDonald and Murrock cousins. Father McDonald was predeceased by his parents and his grandparents Jennie and Charles Murrock and Elizabeth and Henry McDonald.There will be calling hours for Father McDonald from 4:00 to 6:30 pm with prayers to follow at 7:00 pm on April 8 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Watertown. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on April 9, also at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Watertown. A reception will follow at Savory Downtown on Washington Street.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Foundation, 668 Thompson Street, Watertown, New York 13601. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Alice BeckerTuesday, May 9, 2017
Dylan, Connor and Avery of Toronto; son Jim of Cambridge and his children Joelle Dance (Mike) of Ayr, Andrew, Nicole of Cambridge; daughter Jill and Paul Sarazin and their children Brady and Darcy of Aurora. Predeceased by her parents James and Edythe Gay; sister Margaret and Jay Cline of Cambridge; brother Forest Gay of Houston, Texas; sister Mary Gay of Waterloo. Survived by sisters-in-law Geraldine Monnot of Ottawa; and Barbara Gay of Houston, Texas. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Donald and Alice were very active in sports in Ayr with the children. Contributing to minor hockey, softball and ringette. Alice trained and graduated in 1959 as a nurse at South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt. Alice loved her time in Florida and was a skilled golfer and avid tennis and sports enthusiast.
At Alice's request cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Interment at Roseville Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Ayr Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Alice to a charity of your choice supporting sports for youth.
Online condolences or donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.ca or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-632-8228.
Brian J. Wade - WatertownDailyTimes.comTuesday, April 4, 2017
Clinton, NY and Patrick Wade and his companion Krista Derschug of Gates, NY; former daughter-in-law Ann (Sias) Makowiec of Baldwinsville, NY; a brother, Timothy Wade and his wife Leslie of E. Aurora, NY; a sister, Sue Lameroux of Cornwall, Ontario; eight grandchildren: Dr. Nicholas Marney and husband Rodrigo Pedroza of New Orleans, Ryan Marney and his wife Sarah of Cary, NC; Brian Patrick, Emily and Julia Wade, all of Gates, NY; JP, Michael and Lizzy Wade, all of Clinton, NY; three great-grandchildren: Noah, Ethan and Madelyn Marney and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian is also survived his brothers-in-law, Bud Warren of Virginia Beach and John Warren of Ogdensburg, whom he considered both family and his dear friends.A son, Brian J. Wade Jr, predeceased him on October 25, 1980. Memorial contributions can be made to the Frederic Remington Art Museum, 324 Washington St; Ogdensburg, NY 13669; or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Giovanni MoronitiWednesday, February 8, 2017
Albert Ricci). Proud Nonno to Sierra, Adam, Johnathan and David. Giovanni will remembered by his siblings Victoria (Giuseppe predeceased), Domenica (Cologero), Maria (Lario predeceased), Bruno (Aurora) and by Diego predeceased (Maria). He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends. Visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel (8101 Weston Rd. 905-850-3332) on Monday February 6, 2016 from 2-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday February 7, 2017 11 a,m, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church (300 Ansley Grove Rd., north of Chancellor Dr.). Entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum (west of Yonge St., at Hwy 401). If so desired, donations in memory of Giovanni may be made to the Parkinson Society Canada.
Online Condolences at: www.vesciofuneralhome.com...
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...
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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