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, 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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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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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...
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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