Belle River ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Lakeshore teen driver succumbs to injuries after culvert crash - Windsor StarSaturday, March 2, 2019
The young driver of a vehicle that crashed into a culvert in the Lakeshore area early Tuesday has died from his injuries, Ontario Provincial Police reported Wednesday.Steven Aubin, 18, of Belle River, passed away in hospital following a single-vehicle collision that happened shortly before 2 a.m. on Myers Road south of County Road 42.The vehicle was severely damaged. Lakeshore firefighters extricated the lone occupant from the wreckage.Essex-Windsor EMS transported Aubin to hospital for emergency treatment of injuries described as life-threatening.OPP have not disclosed what caused the accident. Technical collision investigators examined the scene for more than three hours on Tuesday morning.
Steven Aubin of Belle River in a 2016 Facebook image.
The section of Myers Road where the crash occurred is a quiet county road with one lane in either direction and a posted speed limit of 80 km/h. There are no street lights or traffic signals.Aubin's Facebook page describes him as a student of L'Essor high school.His family includes his father, mother, two younger brothers, and a younger sister.Arrangements were still being made at press time.Related Aubin's death is the second traffic fatality in the Windsor-Essex region in the past month to involve a young person in unfortunate circumstances.Windsor resident Claudia Coulter, 21, died in hospital last week due to injuries she suffered when she was run over by a car after she fell from her bicycle.On Jan. 17 around 3:30 p.m., Coulter was...
Memorial Cup notebook: Spitfires Day, Sea Dogs Veleno make tournament history - Windsor StarFriday, June 2, 2017
CHL. This decision is based on talent, academics and maturity level.Day is the fourth Ontario Hockey League player granted exceptional status. He follows in the footsteps of John Tavares, Belle River’s Aaron Ekblad and Connor McDavid, who were all granted exceptional status, but never appeared in a Memorial Cup.“Sean Day’s a pretty good player,” said Veleno, 17. “He deserved exceptional status and worked hard for it.”Veleno is the first player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to be granted the status. Originally, he missed the deadline to apply for early entry, but was given a second opportunity.“I missed it, at first, but they gave me a second chance to reconsider it and I’m grateful I got the status,” said Veleno, who’s not eligible for the NHL Draft until 2018. “It was a long process and I’m grateful for it.”Day knows little about Veleno’s game, but has heard plenty about him from Windsor rookies born in 2000.“I hear he’s pretty good,” said Day, who was acquired by Windsor in a trade with Mississauga. “He’s had a pretty good year, but we’re different players.”Home jerseys honour HMCS WindsorAs is tradition for the host team at the Memorial Cup, the Spitfires wore a special military-themed uniform in Friday’s tournament opener.The blue-and-cream jerseys featured the logo of the HMCS Windsor, which is an active Canadian military submarine.Those jerseys will be auctioned off online by the CHL with the proceeds used to support veterans and their dependents.Hayward passesSeveral members of the Spitfires scouting staff were planning to pay their respects to former scout Jim Hayward, who suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and passed away earlier this week. His fu...
A well-respected local principal has passed away. - windsoriteDOTca NewsTuesday, April 4, 2017
Eve.Bisson was principal at Tecumseh Vista Academy, and before that at W. G. Davis and Puce Public School. He also taught at Kingsville Public School.Visiting will be held at Melady Funeral Home in Belle River on Thursday from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.The funeral service will be held at St. Simon & St. Jude Church on Friday at 11am.You can find his full obituary online.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
School Principal Mourned - BlackburnNews.comTuesday, January 31, 2017
Photo courtesy of Melady Funeral Home)
By Mark BrownDecember 27, 2016 8:12pm@markbrownradio
A popular local educator is mourned after his sudden passing over the Christmas holiday.
Paul Bisson, of Belle River, died on Saturday, Christmas Eve. He was 53.
Bisson had been principal at Tecumseh Vista Academy since its inception in 2012. He had been an educator in Essex County for many years previously. Before beginning at Vista, Bisson had been a principal at Puce Public School and W.G. Davis School. He had also taught at Kingsville Public School.
Bisson is survived by his wife Karen, three children, his parents, parents-in-law, two siblings and numerous extended family members.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 10:15am from Melady Funeral Home in Belle River, than to St. Simon and St. Jude Church for an 11am funeral Mass. Burial will be at St. Simon and St. Jude Cemetery in Belle River.
Mark joined Blackburn Radio in fall 2016, after working as an intern covering general news and Windsor Spitfires hockey. He has a degree in communication from Wayne State University and a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College. He has worked for radio stations in Detroit and Toledo...
Tecumseh Principal Passes Away - windsoriteDOTca NewsFriday, January 6, 2017
Bisson was principal at Tecumseh Vista Academy, and before that at W. G. Davis and Puce Public School. He also taught at Kingsville Public School.
Visiting will be held at Melady Funeral Home in Belle River on Thursday from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.
The funeral service will be held at St. Simon & St. Jude Church on Friday at 11am.
You can find his full obituary online.
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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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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...