Blenheim ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
What's Open, Closed Easter Weekend - BlackburnNews.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Libraries: All public libraries will be closed on Friday and Monday. Libraries will have normal operating hours on Saturday.Recreation Facilities: Blenheim and Thames Campus Arenas will be open on Friday and Sunday for scheduled rentals. All other arenas will be closed.The Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool will be closed on Friday and Sunday with regular hours on Saturday and Monday. Both pools will have an additional open swim on Monday starting at 1:30pm with the after-school swim cancelled at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool.Cultural Services:The Thames Art Gallery and the Chatham-Kent Museum will be closed on Friday and Monday. Both will open during regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. ARTspace will be closed on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. It will be open during regular hours on Saturday. The Ridge House Museum will be closed on Friday and open during regular hours on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The Box Office and administration offices at the Cultural Centre will be closed Friday through Monday.Cemetery Operations:The municipal cemeteries’ administrative office will be closed on Friday and Monday. During this time, cemeteries staff will be available on call for funeral homes who are in need of at-need lot sales or interment orders. There will be no interments allowed on Friday. Local funeral homes have been provided with a list of required advance notice times to arrange burials over the weekend.Garbage and Recycling: Collection services will only be affected on Friday. Residents who would normally receive curbside collection on Friday will recei...
Canada Day services altered - Chatham Daily NewsWednesday, July 05, 2017
Tuesday, July 4. Note that there will be no court on July 4 and July 5 as it is a Judicial Conference Week.Free open swims on July 1 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool. All outdoor pools are closed. Bothwell Arena will be open for Canada Day celebration activities. All other arenas will be closed.Waste and Recycling: Garbage and recycling collection services will not be affected by the holiday. Collection will be on your regular day during the week of July 3. Please refer to the Recycling and Waste Collection Guide for further details. The Harwich Transfer Station, Wallaceburg Transfer Station and Chatham Leaf and Yard Depot will be closed on Monday, July 3. All other transfer stations will be open regular hours and will not be affected by the holiday.Chatham-Kent Health AllianceRoutine X-rays, electrocardiograms (EKG), and ultrasounds will not be available on Monday. These departments will be staffed to meet the needs of inpatients and emergencies.Ambulatory care services, out-patient rehabilitation services, out-patient laboratory services, pre-surgical screening services, diabetes education centre, pulmonary function lab and patient appointment offices will be closed on Monday. Health records will be closed on Monday up to and including Friday, and will reopen on Monday, July 10.The Chatham-Kent Mental Health and Addictions Program out-patient department will be closed on Monday. For any immediate crisis, call the crisis line at 1-866-299-7447.Elston Pharmacy, located at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, will be closed on Monday.The oncology/chemotherapy department will be closed on Monday.The business office and cashier's office will be closed on Monday. Note there are two bill changers in the building to accommodate change for coin.Hemodialysis care will be open on Monday.The emergency departments located at Grand Avenue, Chatham Campus, and Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg are open 24 hours daily.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Chatham funeral home now serving alcohol - CTV NewsFriday, June 02, 2017
McKinlay. “We had ginger ale for the kids and anyone who didn't want to drink."
The option will soon extend to McKinlay's locations in Blenheim and Ridgetown.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba ChronicleThursday, March 09, 2017
Kenneth Alan Wilkinson served during the Second World War.Contributed
From there he was stationed at Harrogate, Sywell, Lincolnshire, and Scotland training in Oxfords, Blind Flying Blenheims, Beauforts, night flying in ice and snow as well as Beaufighters and Mosquitoes.
A lifelong friendship was formed with his navigator Paddy (Harold) McNabb, who was a teacher from Belfast.
With victory in Europe, the war was over but Ken and Paddy joined the No12 Ferry Unit at Melton Mowbray, where they tested aircrafts.
On July 29, 1945, Ken and Paddy left for the 20th Squadron. They travelled to Poona, India via France, Malta, Cairo, Habanyia - Barhein, Nagpur to Poona.
From March 1946, they started ferrying Mosquitoes and Sunderlands to Singapore and Penang as well as Dakotas to Changi.
They were involved with Air Sea Rescue for planes, after which Ken was in charge of the Air Sea Rescue Officers shop in Raffles Square.
Ken was demobbed in October 1946, after which he did a business course, then worked with Wallace Arnold Tours.
The little union jack flag that flew with Ken and Paddy has continued for the past 70 years to travel each Christmas, with Ken and Paddy each keeping it for a year.
In 1948 at a ball in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, Ken met Rita Smurthwaite, whom he married in Burley- in-Wharfedale's St Mary's church on April 21, 1948.
They sailed soon after with Rita's family to New Zealand, but moved to Toowoomba in April 1952.
Soon after arriving in Toowoomba, Ken joined the Repertory Society and Toowoomba Choral Society so each year the family learnt and sang the words for the musicals.
Ken kept the programs of every show he performed during the next 50 years.
Most of the portraits in these show programs were done by Ken as photography was a big part of his life with a photographic record of anything and everything he was involved in.
Rita and Ken's four children were born in Toowoomba - Christine, Peter, Wendy and Jeremy.
Ken's brother -in-law, John Dunbar started The Property Scouts Real Estate in Toowoomba, and Ken joined him.
Later Ken worked with Swan and Snow in Scholefield St, then Peter Snow and then his own firm Abbey Real Estate in Margaret St.
Ken starting working for the ABC as a newsreader on the morning his youngest son Jeremy was born in November 1957.
For the next 20 years Ken read the news on 4QS/QW.
He and Rita alway...
Police probe 'suspicious' death after Drumbo woman's body found in parked car - Waterloo RecordFriday, August 12, 2016
Jessica Rowe, 31, was found Aug. 6 at 9:35 a.m. after a resident contacted police about a suspicious vehicle parked on Canning Road in Blandford Blenheim Township, west of Waterloo Region. The coroner pronounced her dead at the scene.
OPP detectives are investigating her death as suspicious following an autopsy.
"We are following up on a variety of factors," said Const. Ed Sanchuk, of the Oxford County OPP. He would not reveal a cause of death or discuss the thrust of the police investigation.
Sanchuk appealed to the public to call a tip line with any information, even if it seems small or trivial. The line is at 1-855-677-4636.
"It may be the piece of information that may be able to put this puzzle together," he said. "It's a sad day obviously for Oxford County. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the Rowe family."
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help her family and her young son with funeral expenses and support.
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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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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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...