Bracebridge ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 2, 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 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.
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...
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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'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-StandardSaturday, 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...
11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, 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...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
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.
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