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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 receive it...
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/

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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...