Aylmer ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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, t...
'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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For someone who can't do much, Ethel is doing lots - St. Thomas Times-JournalWednesday, November 23, 2016
Air weekend magazine, heard host Mary Ito say this weekend past as she introduced a regular feature.
“That’s how one resident told the Storymobile when she shared her Tale of a Town about Clarke’s in Aylmer.”
Though Aylmer-born BARBARA THORSON has lived 40 years in Calgary, the accomplished lyric soprano was concertizing two years ago in PEI when she recalled the town’s landmark Talbot St. E. cafe and gathering spot:
“My mom’s house where she still lives is one block from main street. So, every morning, she walks to coffee and meets all of her friends and they go to Clarke’s Restaurant. Which has the same sign, I’m sure — the same sign which was probably erected in 1940 and it’s still there. And the same little booths are all still there.
“They talk about each other, and they talk about the town and they talk about the neighbours. They talk about projects they work on because they’re all churchgoing ladies and they help out in the community. . . . But mostly, they just sit and talk. And they do it every day. You’d think they run out of stories but they never do.”
Mom is Pat Johnson and though Barbara shared her story some while ago, Pat and the ladies still meet every day at Clarke’s, Barbara said this week on the phone from Calgary.
A regular returnee to her hometown, Barbara always drops by to serenade the group with a song or two, often with singing partner and dashing Argentinian tenor Jorge Aviles. She sang a snippet for the radio.
“I always sing when I go there,” she smiled on Thursday from Calgary.
A longtime member of Calgary Opera chorus (they are rehearsing Die Fledermaus to open S...
Avid marathoner killed in fatal Gatineau hit and run - Ottawa SunWednesday, November 23, 2016
Montreal for an autopsy and a date hasn't been set for his funeral.
The collision happened at 9:05 a.m. on Lucerne Blvd. between Frank Robinson Ave. and Grands-Chateaux St. in the Aylmer sector.
According to allegations in the report filed in Gatineau courthouse, the accused "caused the death of the victim".
"Knowing he was dead or not caring that death would result...(the accused) failed, with intent to escape civil or criminal liability, to stop, to give his name and address...and (saw) Mark Laviolette pretending to need or in need of help, offered no help," the court records alleged.
The allegations have not yet been tested in court.
Charlebois' Monday court appearance was brief, as his Ottawa-based lawyer, Michael Smith, wasn't in attendance.
Charlebois will remain in custody until at least Thursday, where he is set to appear in court for his bail hearing.
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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj
— City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...
'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Flyers and Marlboros. (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...
Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...