Bracebridge ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral home conglomerate purchasing two South Muskoka businesses - www.muskokaregion.com/Wednesday, February 8, 2017
SKOKA — Two funeral homes will no longer be family-run.
On Jan. 19, Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) announced the purchase of four Ontario funeral homes, including Reynolds Funeral Home Turner Chapel in Bracebridge and Cavill-Turner Funeral Home in Gravenhurst, owned by Bruce and Cathie Turner.
"Their proximity to our Mundell Funeral Home in Orillia and our crematoria in the GTA makes these businesses a logical fit and we expect them to be immediately accretive to our bottom line,” said Andrew Clark, Chairman and CEO in a media release.
PLC is the largest publicly traded Canadian-owned funeral, cremation and cemetery provider and is the fastest growing company in the industry in North America, according to its website.
Since 2013, PLC has grown from six cemetery properties in Toronto to 56 properties and businesses operating across Canada and the United States.
The other two funeral homes purchased by PLC are Jennett Funeral and Cremation Centre Ltd in Barrie and Innisfil Funeral Home Limited in Innisfil for a total purchase price of $ 6,753,000.
The Turners purchased the Cavill Funeral Home from Cathy Cavill-McNeice in February of 2012, having owned the Reynolds Funeral Home Turner Chapel in...
Dwayne MackieWednesday, February 8, 2017
Mackie of Toronto and Grandson of Betty Thomas of Toronto.
Much loved Son-in-law to Neil and Sandra Boyde of Courtice. Brother-in-law to Jody (Ken) Chapman of Courtice and Trevor (Shaina) Boyde of Bracebridge.
Missed by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Mad Ninja and skilled show-er off-er, Dwayne was the gentlest man whose great kindess and humour will forever be remembered.
He will be missed by many friends, but especially by his good fishing buddy Steve Tuck. Also by his work buddies and plumbing acquaintances that he made over his 25 year career at EMCO.
Much gratitude to first responders and for the love and support received from the team at Vincent Massey Public School.
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund will be set up for Laura Mackie. Donations can be made through Armstrong Funeral Home.
Raising funds for funeral costs - Orillia Packet & TimesFriday, November 4, 2016
A Go Fund Me campaign set up by the family of a 30-year-old Bracebridge man who died in a hunting accident on Oct. 22, is looking to raise funds to help cover funeral costs.
Adam Brooks was out hunting on Lake Couchiching with a friend when he went out on the water to retrieve a duck and fell into the water as his canoe tipped over. His body was recovered on Oct. 25.
He leaves behind his 28-year-old fiancé and their four daughters between the ages of two and seven years.
The online campaign is asking people to donate any amount to reach a goal of $50,000 to help out the family with future expenses. To donate, visit gofundme.com/brooks-babies-2vxtyb8.
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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...
'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...
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...