Bracebridge ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Young cousins killed as snowmobiles fall through ice on Ontario lake - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
The boys have been identified as 15-year-old Alexander Martin of Gravenhurst and 11-year-old Bracebridge, Ont., resident Mitchell Paris. They had been out snowmobiling with Martin's stepfather, uncle and younger brother.
Martin's stepfather, who did not want his name to be published, described the moment when the ice gave way.
"We came to a stop when we were getting ready to turn around, and as we went to turn around it all broke up from under us," he told CTV Toronto.
People who knew the cousins say they were inseparable friends and part of a close, well-liked family.
"It's devastated our family," said Nicole Martin, an aunt of Alex Martin.
"It's heartbreaking to know we won't see them again, to know these kids have lost their lives in a senseless way."
Martin's father Nick described his son as "a great kid" who had lots of friends and was never in trouble.
"He was the best. He was great at everything. He loved basketball and snowmobiling, and he was a great older brother," he told CTV Barrie.
Katelyn Good, a friend of Paris' parents, described Paris as someone who was always smiling, always happy, always willing to help out no matter what."
Police are investigating the deaths. People familiar with the area say snowmobilers generally stay away from the ice-covered Lake Muskoka, due to its notoriously poor ice conditions and a lakeshore trail.
"The ice has been horrible this year," Nicole Martin said.
"People should be paying attention to their surroundings, knowing what's going on, knowing what the trail's for."
A joint funeral for the two boys is expected to take place Saturday in Bracebridge.
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Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Baysville.The obituary ends with a tender thank you to her loved ones.“Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back.”A service for Hicks was held in Bracebridge on Thursday.
Daughter pens hilarious obituary for dad: ‘He was a renowned distributor of Popsicles’
Speaking to Global News on Friday, Sybil's son Brian Hicks said the humorous ode to his mother was penned by him and his siblings.“I guess the reason why we decided to do it in first person was simply the fact that we haven’t heard her voice for a lot of years because she was afflicted with Alzheimer’s," he explained.Sybil was diagnosed with early onset dementia 18 years ago. Brian said composing her obituary in the first person was their way of having a final conversation with her.
Abandoned children write mother’s obit: ‘She will not be missed’
They never imagined – or intended – for their cheeky farewell to go viral. The obituary has garnered reaction from around the world.“I honestly think that she’s travelling the world and it’s not costing her a dime for air fare," he said. "My mum didn't know what the internet was and she has now got hundreds of thousands of new friends as a result of somebody's kindness and sharing her obituary."The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes
Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it
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Dwayne MackieWednesday, February 08, 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.
Funeral home conglomerate purchasing two South Muskoka businesses - www.muskokaregion.com/Wednesday, February 08, 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...
Raising funds for funeral costs - Orillia Packet & TimesFriday, November 04, 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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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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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. (...
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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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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