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McKinlay Funeral Home

141 Park Alley
Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0
(519) 676-3451

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

95 Marlborough St N
Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0
(519) 676-3451

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What's Open, Closed Easter Weekend - BlackburnNews.com

Thursday, 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...
http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2018/03/30/whats-open-closed-easter-weekend-3/

Canada Day services altered - Chatham Daily News

Wednesday, July 5, 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?)...
http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2017/06/29/canada-day-services-altered

Chatham funeral home now serving alcohol - CTV News

Friday, June 2, 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?)...
http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/chatham-funeral-home-now-serving-alcohol-1.3418150

Second World War veteran had a quirky sense of humour - Toowoomba Chronicle

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Liverpool. 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 Record

Friday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6804971-police-probe-suspicious-death-after-drumbo-woman-s-body-found-in-parked-car/

'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Saturday, 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...
https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/a-launching-pad-to-start-over-three-women-find-new-lives-with-support-of-kingston-interval-house

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News Windsor

Saturday, 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...
https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/11-year-old-riya-rajkumar-remembered-as-a-dreamer-1.4304744

Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Park. 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2019-02-04/albert-frank-czapski.html