Aylmer ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
James Shea of Aylmer, an educator and minority language rights advocate, died on Saturday. He was 76.Chairman of the Western Quebec School Board and retired superintendent of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Shea was also the former president of the Quebec Communities Group Network (QCGN) and immediate past president of the Regional Association of West Quebecers.
In a communiqué issued Monday, current QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers described Shea as "a fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism," adding he was "serving at the helm when QCGN successfully advocated for increased support from the federal government's Official Languages strategy as well as recognition from the provincial government that fostered creation of a Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers."Shea is survived by his wife, Theresa, and daughters Ann, Karen, Cathy and Lisa.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Western Quebec School Board for the James She...
Jason Geerts remembered as dedicated police officer, family man - The London Free PressWednesday, March 27, 2019
ALS, such as his electric chair and bed."He's an inspiration for us," he said.A funeral service in celebration of Jason's life will be held at the East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JuhaatLFPress
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Gatineau family unsure when they can leave Mexico following deadly crash - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Reinthaler has since developed a fever and is being monitored in a Mexican hospital, according to his mother, Carole Pommet. The family won't be able to return home to Gatineau's Aylmer district until his fever abates."I would really like to be with my son, because they have no family at all at the moment," said Pommet.Pommet hopes the family will be able to catch a flight home to Gatineau tonight or tomorrow. Embassy worker takes care of childrenShe said the entire family is in shock over Horwood's death. The situation is even more stressful because the children are so far away from the rest of their family.She said the girls saw their mother at the crash scene with a sheet over her body, but they didn't understand that it meant she died until a cruise line employee told them the news yesterday afternoon.The girls are being looked after by an employee of the Canadian Embassy at the same hospital where their father is being treated.Pommet said it makes her feel powerless that she can't hold them."I'm not there with my son and my little girls," she said.'The most wonderful person'The family will return to Canada as soon as Reinthaler's health will allow, but coming home will not be easy, especially during the holidays.Stephanie Horwood, 42, was killed in a bus crash in eastern Mexico early Tuesday. Her partner and their two daughters were injured.(Facebook)"He left with all his family, the four of them, and when he comes back one will be missing," Pommet said."We still cannot believe it, that s...
'Take advantage of the timing': Hull-Aylmer MP wants Gatineau to jump on Ottawa tramway idea - CBC.caTuesday, December 20, 2016
The timing has never been better to invest in a tramway running between Ottawa and Gatineau, according to Hull-Aylmer MP Greg Fergus, who also wants to see that tramway connect to Ottawa's new light rail system.
Fergus spoke Monday evening at a public transit forum he helped organize to kick off a week focused on sustainable transportation in Gatineau.
He wants the tramway to connect the fast-growing Aylmer neighbourhood to downtown Gatineau at the Canadian Museum of History, with possible connections to fast-growing neighbourhoods in the Plateau as well as a route over the Prince of Wales Bridge to Ottawa.
"This is an opportunity to take advantage of the timing," said Fergus, highlighting the perfect storm of recent federal and provincial funding opportunities, along with an impending plan by Gatineau's STO (Société de transport de l'Outaouais), to improve service to western Gatineau.
The STO has already invested $250 million to build up its Rapibus system serving the Hull neighbourhood and eastern regions of Gatineau.
There would be a cost to waiting, according to the MP, with the possibility...
13-month-old dies after choking on food at daycare - CTV NewsWednesday, December 14, 2016
Gatineau, police say.
Gatineau police say the incident happened around the lunch hour at a provincially-funded daycare called the centre de la petite enfance La Ribambelle d'Aylmer.
Daycare staff immediately tried to rescue the 13-month-old boy while they called an ambulance. Paramedics took the boy to hospital, but he was pronounced dead, police said in a news release.
Police say the information they have so far leads them to believe the death was “a tragic accident.”
There were eight staff members on duty watching 39 kids at the time. All staff were trained in first aid and they followed emergency protocol when the boy started choking, a spokesperson for the daycare told CTV Ottawa.
Other parents at the daycare were informed of the death and psychological services were offered to staff.
Gatineau police are now investigating, which they say is standard procedure in deaths of children under the age of six, even if no crime is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted in the coming days.
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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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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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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. (...