Brantford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Family remembers decorated WWII veteran - Brantford ExpositorWednesday, March 27, 2019
Born in Hungary in 1922, Mr. Miklos was four when his family came to Canada. They lived in New Waterford, Nova Scotia before moving to Brantford. A tool and die maker, Mr. Miklos volunteered for service overseas when the Second World War broke out in Europe.He served with the First Canadian Battalion, an elite airborne infantry battalion formed in 1942."When they found out that I was Hungarian they wanted me to become a spy," Mr. Miklos told an Expositor reporter during an interview a couple of years ago. "I said ‘no thanks, that's far too dangerous.'"Then they asked me how I felt about jumping out of a plane.'"The battalion came to prominence on D-Day, the start of the invasion of occupied Europe by the Allied forces.Members of the Canadian battalion, fought with the British 6th Airborne Division, dropped behind enemy lines in France. Their goal was to disrupt German forces by securing bridges needed for the invasion and to engage the enemy in firefights to prevent them from reinforcing German positions on the coast of France.Mr. Miklos was dropped in France in mid-June, after the initial attack and was with the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe for several months. He fought in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany.A tool and die maker by trade, Mr. Miklos worked at a couple of different factories in Brantford, including the old Chicago Rawhide plant. He also worked at American Can in Simcoe prior to retirement.An active member of St. Pius X Church, Mr. Miklos was a professional photographer who enjoyed woodworking and golfing."He was always pretty active and I think he was in his late 50s or early 60s when he decided to take up downhill skiing," Miklos said adding that he skied hills at Mont Tremblant and Vermont to name just a few.In December 2017, Mr. Miklos was honoured by the Government of France for...
What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
From what I saw, she was a very good teacher."
Tanner also worked part-time as a homework helper at the Six Nations Polytechnic Homework Support Centre in Brantford, Ont.
Micah John Messent, B.C. government employee
Messent was a member of the Red River Metis Nation and the youngest of five siblings in a family from Courtenay, B.C.
The First Nations Leadership Council said that Messent graduated from Vancouver Island University and was planning to study law.
In the meantime, he was working for the B.C. government in Indigenous relations and spent his spare time sailing, according to the FNLC.
Monica Phung, who knew Messent, called him energetic, enthusiastic, smart and driven. "He is so accomplished," she said.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of BC Parks employee and recent Indigenous Youth Intern Micah Messent," B.C. Premier John Horgan said in a statement Monday. "Micah was committed to tackling the challenges he saw around him in the world, both in his work to protect the environment and to advance reconciliation."
A message posted Saturday to Messent's Instagram account says that he was "stoked" to be heading to Kenya, where he would "have the chance to meet with other passionate youth and leaders from around the world and explore how we can tackle the biggest challenges that are facing our generation."
"Im so grateful for this opportunity and want to thank all of the people in my life who have helped me get this far," the post continues. "Wish me luck!"
Angela Rehhorn, staff member at Canadian Wildlife Federation
It is w deep sadness that we share the tragic passing of CWF's CCC participant, Angela Rehhorn. Angela was on her way to UNs Environmental Assembly in Nairobi w UNs Association of Canada's & Canada Service Corps Program when the plane crashed on Sunday. Our thoughts are with you. pic.twitter.com/cNasZKd3uN
- Canadian Wildlife Federation (@CWF_FCF) March 11, 2019
Rehhorn of Orillia, Ont. was on her way to the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi and to do volunteer work with the Canada Service Corps Program when she died in the crash, according to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Rehhorn was a participant in the CFW's Canadian Conservation Corps program.
The 24 year old attended Dalhousie University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree and was working on a bat conservation project, according to the CWF.
"She was especially interested in the marine environment and looked forward to expanding her experience in this area," the CWF said in written statement.
"Angela shared the excitement and optimism of volunteering and working to improve our world," said CWF CEO Rick Bates. "Her life is an inspiration to us all."
Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born professor at Carleton University, age 47
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Leo Neziol was devoted to his family, faith and business - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 02, 2019
A funeral service will be held Wednesday for a businessman whose name became synonymous with insurance in Brantford. Leo Maximilian Neziol died Saturday at Brantford General Hospital. He was 93. "There were three things in his life that were important to him," said Paul Neziol, one of Mr. Neziol's five children. "Family, business and his faith. "Everything he did revolved around his family, his business and his church. He was devoted to all three." Born and raised in Brantford, Mr. Neziol was the son of Polish immigrants. He volunteered for service when the Second World War broke out and went for training in Kelowna, B.C. Mr. Neziol was stationed in New Orleans and was awaiting deployment to the Pacific theatre when the war ended. He returned to Brantford and he and Stella, his wife of more than 69 years, established Neziol Insurance Brokers Ltd. in 1958. "They started in their home with dad doing the selling and mom handling the books," said Mr. Neziol's son, Bernard. "Dad was a salesman and a very good one while mom handled the details. "They worked hard and built the business into a success." The business expanded to include offices in Oakville, Ancaster and Mississauga. Mr. Neziol ...
Funeral Friday for sportswear firm founder - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 02, 2019
Mr. Sevier was a regular at the Cruise Night car shows held at Johnny Be Good Diner in Paris. A former member of the Kinsmen Club of Brantford, Mr. Sevier enjoyed spending time with friends at a hunting lodge and restoring antique tube radios. "He was a hard worker, the kind of man who always liked to keep busy," Andy Sevier said. "When he wasn't busy, he'd sit on the back porch overlooking the (Falkland) property and reminisce about what it looked like before he put in all that work." Andy Sevier said his father had a big heart and made sure everyone at work and in his personal life felt appreciated. "One thing I'll always remember is one of his most used sayings, ‘You can't rush into these things." The funeral service will be held in the chapel at Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N., Paris, at 11 a.m. Online condolences and donations to the Kinsmen Foundation may be arranged online at www.wmkippfuneralhome.com . Vball@postmedia.com twitter.com/EXPVBall Brantford Expositor 2019 ©
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Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 02, 2019
Alan GilbertGILBERT, Alan Richard – passed away February 19, 2019 in his 85th year due to stroke. Survived by sons Randy, Ricky and brother Ronald, all of Brantford. Alan was a long-term resident of Dover Cliffs in Port Dover. He was employed by Tri-Lad Industries of Brantford. A member of Sydenham Church, Brantford and a member of South Brant Legion, Oakland. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation to honour Alan's memory are appreciated.
Published February 20, 2019Wesley "Keith" RiddleRIDDLE, Wesley "Keith" passed away peacefully with family by his side at Stedman Community Hospice on Friday, February 15, 2019 in his 89th year. Loving husband of Jean, dear father of Gale (Eric) McRae of Port Dover, Paul (Pauline) of Brantford, David (Shirley) of Balgonie, SK and Thomas (Jo Ann) of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Rachel (Erik), Duncan, Alec, Nigel (Alisa), Aubry (Hannah), Hannah Jean, Lexie (Alex), Sammy, Arden, Brennan, James (Carly), Isaac, proud great-grandfather of Miley and Avraham. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Dortha and great-grandson Dougie. Sadly missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his Boy's Club buddies. Keith was a long-time resident of Wilsonville before retiring to Port Dover. He enjoyed travelling, watching the Toronto Blue Jays and Leafs, making and drinking Caesars and most of all being in company with his grandkids. Friends are invited to meet with family on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, February 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave Port Dover 519-583-1530. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Keith's name on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church corners of Chapman and St. George Sts., Port Dover. Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. The family wishes to thank everyone at Norfolk General Hospital, Victoria Eldercare and especially to the staff and volunteers at Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House. For those wishing, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Ron KiehlWith profound sadness the family of Ron Kiehl announce his unexpected passing at Norfolk General Hospital on February 11, 2019 just five days after his 81st birthday. Lover and constant companion of Katie -his irritable wife- a.k.a. Kathy, since 1963. Proud father of Susan (John) and Ray (Yadan). Predeceased by his parents, Harold (1974) and Mildred (2013). Ron bids a fond farewell to his friends, neighbours, bluegrass and exercise buddies and sends thanks to all the healthcare people from Hamilton, Simcoe and Port Dover who shared in his care over the years. He hopes to be remembered as a good guy who could elicit a laugh or at least a smile. He asked that there be no funeral. In accordance to Ron's wish, his body has been donated to human anatomy education at the University of Guelph. He told us not to cry. We cannot do that. Our hearts are broken.
Published February 13, 2019Terry HagenHAGEN, Terrence Ashton – Passed away peacefully...
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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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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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. (...