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Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 2, 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...
Leo Neziol was devoted to his family, faith and business - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 2, 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 2, 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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Funeral on Thursday for retired imam - Brantford ExpositorThursday, April 12, 2018
The life of retired imam Mohammed El-Farram, who founded the Brantford Mosque, will be celebrated in Brantford and Hamilton.He died late Tuesday evening in Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton. He was 77.Friends and relatives will gather for a funeral at the Hamilton Mosque on Stone Church Road East at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. That will be followed by a graveside prayer service at 1 p.m. at Brantford's Oakhill Cemetery, where Mr. El-Farram will be buried. A reception will be held at the Brantford Mosque on Greenwich Street.A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Brantford Mosque.Brantford Mayor Chris Friel said he was shaken by Mr. El-Farram's death."I am in tears hearing that because of all he did for our community," said Friel."He chose Brantford to make his home. When you choose somewhere to live, you are also often choosing where to die. But, coming back to Brantford, his name will be here for all eternity."Mr. El-Farram considered himself in service to humanity from the time he was a young Palestinian, living and working as...
Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple LeafThursday, April 12, 2018
Norma Lillian: Passed away on February 21, 2018 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Chatham, Ontario. She is survived by her beloved husband Bill of Port Dover. Loving mother of Pam of Brantford, sister Betty of Jarvis, a niece and 8 nephews. “Often a lonely heartache, many a silent tears but always a beautiful memory of the one we loved so dear”. In keeping with Norma’s wishes cremation has taken place with no visitation or service. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.comPublished March 14thJudy AllisonALLISON, Judith (Judy) — Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Judy Allison of Simcoe in her 74th year. Loving sister and Aunt of Bob Robinson and his son Todd Robinson (Alice) and their children Araz and Shant. Cherished Godmother of Allison (Sam) and their son Dominic. Aunt to Jason (Jane) and their children Kally, Camryn and Aaron. Dear friend of Anne McAlpine, Mary Jo Patterson, Judy Misner, Herma VanHeighten and her special friend Katherine Lima. Judy will be sadly missed by many relatives, friends and her family at St. James United Church. Predeceased by her parents Leota Ferne Robinson (2017), Alexander Stewart Allison (1949) and Murray Laverne Robinson (1998). At Judy’s request cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at White Brick Cemetery in Ancaster. Reverend Barrie Bain and Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). If so desired, donations may be made in Judy’s memory to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comScott CounsellThe family is sad to announce the passing of Scott Arthur Counsell of Brantford, formerly of Port Dover, on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at 53 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy. Cherished father (step) of Nicholas (Sasha) and Matthew (Melisa). He will be missed by grandson Sebastian. He leaves behind sisters Donna (Jim), Debbie (Steve), brother Robert (Theresa) and several nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. Predeceased by brother David (Lanie) and sister Robin (Toby). Special thank you to Dr. Daniel Sapir and the team at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Renal Dialysis Unit and VON of Brantford. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Airport Community Hall, RR 4 Stn Main, Brantford, ON, N3T 5L7, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Diabetes Foundation may be ma...
'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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