Barrie ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Home Instead found that only 74 per cent of seniors have shared their wishes with their adult children.Jay Branton, managing director of Dignity Memorial in Eastern Canada, explains that one barrier to planning is the discomfort the conversation brings to seniors and their adult children.“These conversations are uncomfortable but very important to have,” said Branton. “Start by asking your loved one some simple questions around end-of-life to see where their mind is at. This usually sparks a broader conversation and gets them thinking.”According to the Home Instead survey, aging parents are far more comfortable discussing plans for their own final years (89 per cent) than their adult children are discussing their parents’ plans (68 per cent).“It sounds contradictory, but end of life planning is something that can start far in advance of a senior loved ones’ final years,” said Brian Burlacoff, financial advisor at Sun Life Financial. “Having conversations early on and putting a plan in place now will relieve stress on both aging loved ones and caregivers down the road when the final years do arrive.”To help start the conversation around final years planning, the Home Instead network is introducing free resources to encourage seniors and their adult children to talk to one another about their plans, while also exploring options for end-of-life care, finances, insurance and funeral planning.The program also features the online “Compose Your Life SongSM” music generator, which can help families think about what steps to take to be better prepared for this journey. Completing the activity will result in a customized song that will reflect the user’s final years’ preparedness level.“Our hope is that we can equip aging adults and their families with the tools they need to plan for what may come in the later years of life. We want families to enjoy their time together while also being able to provide loved ones with the care they need,” said Henke.To report a typo, email: email@example.com.@KelownaCapNewsnewstips@kelownacapnews.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Why Barrie, Simcoe County seniors are more comfortable planning a funeral than end-of-life care - Simcoe.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Dan Leonard, owner of Home Instead’s Barrie office, which serves the Simcoe County area. “Unfortunately, many people do not consider that as we age, we need extra care. While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age at home, they may not realize the range of options available to them, and that this time in their lives requires planning, too.”Related ContentA vast majority of seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible. But only 74 per cent of seniors have shared that information with their adult children, he said. While these conversations are often uncomfortable, they are necessary. Children can begin by asking simple questions about end-of-life. These queries often lead to a broad and informative conversation, Leonard said.“It’s not until (seniors) have some form of crisis that they take any steps to move forward,” he said. “They also think their family members are going to step in and take care of them. There’s a perception we’ll always be cared for. They never thought they’d have to plan for this.” The survey was released ahead of several key provincial budget announcements related to senior care. The province committed to a three-year, $1 billion Seniors' Healthy Home program, which is scheduled to begin in 2019 and will provide up to $750 per year for eligible households led by seniors 75 and older, to help them offset the costs of living independently. An additional three-year, $650 million for improvements to home and community care services and an expansion of OHIP+ to make prescription drugs free for people 65 y...
Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple LeafThursday, April 12, 2018
Stewart Allison (1949) and Murray Laverne Robinson (1998). At Judy’s request cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at White Brick Cemetery in Ancaster. Reverend Barrie Bain and Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). If so desired, donations may be made in Judy’s memory to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comScott CounsellThe family is sad to announce the passing of Scott Arthur Counsell of Brantford, formerly of Port Dover, on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at 53 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy. Cherished father (step) of Nicholas (Sasha) and Matthew (Melisa). He will be missed by grandson Sebastian. He leaves behind sisters Donna (Jim), Debbie (Steve), brother Robert (Theresa) and several nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. Predeceased by brother David (Lanie) and sister Robin (Toby). Special thank you to Dr. Daniel Sapir and the team at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Renal Dialysis Unit and VON of Brantford. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Airport Community Hall, RR 4 Stn Main, Brantford, ON, N3T 5L7, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Diabetes Foundation may be made on Scott’s behalf.Beverly DyetDYET, Beverly Bernice (nee Shewchuk) – Passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in her 84th year. Loving mother of John Dyet of Port Dover and Kim Dyet of Vancouver. Dear sister of Andrea Helm of Simcoe and the late Andy Shewchuk (2017). Beverly is also survived by many long time friends. She was a life member of the Port Dover Lioness Club. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe entrusted with arrangements. Those wishing to donate in memory of Beverly are asked to consider the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199.Mona Weir-YoungsWEIR-YOUNGS, Mona Elizabeth of Port Dover. Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, March 5, 2018 in her 77th year. Loving wife of Ken Youngs. Treasured sister of Doris Greenland (Bob). Beloved aunt of Sandra Thornton and great nephew Benjamin Thornton. A special thanks to the nurses at LHIN for their fantastic care and services. Cremation has taken place, interment at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home (519-583-1530). For those wishing donations to Simcoe and District Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.caPublished March 21stBrian AugerAUGER, Brian – It is with great sadness we announce that Brian, beloved husband of Patricia for 61 years, dear father of Nigel and David, loving father-in-law to Jodi, and cherished Poppa of Austin and Aaron, passed away peacefully in his 84th year on March 12, 2018. He is predeceased by his sister Dorothy and will be missed by his nephew John and family in the U.K. Brian was an avid sailor enjoying both competitive and leisure sailing, and was also a talented woodworker and watercolour painter. He enjoyed a long and successful career as an architect based in Toronto. After retiring, Brian designed a custom retirement home and he and Patricia enjoyed 22 years of retirement in the lakeside community of Port Dover, Ontario. We wish to thank the nursing staff at Norfolk General Hospital and, a special thanks to Dr. Nagrani, for their compassion and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation http://www.ngh.on.ca/donating/ways-to-donate.html or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A private cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian’s life for family and friends is planned at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St., S., Simcoe (519-426-1314).
Former funeral director accused of defrauding 86 people | CTV ... - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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A former funeral director has been charged for allegedly defrauding dozens of people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The OPP and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario have been investigating the former Watts Funeral Home since 2013.
On March 29, former funeral director Darrin Watts of Newmarket was arrested. He has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, forgery and criminal breach of trust.
Watts allegedly defrauded almost $400,000 from 86 victims. The OPP says the alleged frauds involved prepaid funerals.
Watts Funeral Home provided offered services in Midland Penetanguishene and Wasaga Beach.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has reimbursed the victims.
Watts will appear in court in May.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Barrie man who spent years giving back dead at 61 - CTV NewsThursday, December 14, 2017
A Barrie man who spent the last few years giving back to the community has died.
Frank Nelson, who spent six years battling an incurable cancer, died Friday at the age of 61.
Nelson was best known for his “Paying it Back” initiative. He helped dozens of people who were also battling cancer. His Facebook group has more than 9,600 followers.
In a 2015 interview with CTV Barrie, Nelson said “When you see the happy tears, the hugs the smiles, it's just all worth it. It really has done a lot for me. More than anybody will ever know.”
A memorial service is planned for Nelson at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home for Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and then again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
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...
'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...
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...