Brigden ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Patterson, Donalda Dora Janet, (Dec. 27, 2016) - Lambton ShieldFriday, January 6, 2017
December 27th, 2016, at Sunrise of GilbertAssisted Living Facility. Donie was born on May 23rd, 1932, in Bruce Mines, Ontario, Canada toRobert and Dora MacEwan. Donie grew up in Brigden and Sarnia, Ontario. She married Donald Edward Patterson in 1956 in Sarnia. Don and Donie moved to California in 1958, where Don worked for Shell and Donie worked for a couple of different banks. They adopted a son Curt in 1967 and Lisa their daughter was born in 1968. In 1971 they moved to Alaska, and while it was only to be a short assignment, they ended up staying until 1986. After a short retirement to Phoenix, Arizona, they moved back to Alaska and ran the two family businesses in Talkeetna, the Fairview Inn and the B&K Trading Post. Donie and Don finally retired for the last time in 1998 and moved to the Seattle, Washington area. They were happily married for 55 years when Donie was preceded in death by Don, who passed on July 11th, 2011. Donie was also preceded in death by her sisters Eunice Henderson of Sarnia and Geraldine Tancock of Detroit. Donie is survived by her son Curtis Patterson of Chandler, Arizona and daughter Lisa Fitzgerald of Auburn, Washington; her grandchildren James Curtis Pa...
Kretschmann, Gerd Albert, (Dec. 8, 2016) - Lambton ShieldWednesday, December 14, 2016
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Sarnia Humane Society.Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.
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Helps, Roger Raymond, (Dec. 3, 2016) - Lambton ShieldWednesday, December 7, 2016
Dearly loved husband of Suzanne Patricia (McCallum) Helps and loved father of Joshua Helps, Joe Helps of Sarnia and Neena Lester (James) of Brigden. Grandfather of Conner and Marissa. Dear brother of Rose Stewardson (Ivan) of Sarnia, Ross Helps (Avril) of Corruna, Darlene Dundas (Doug) of Strathroy and dear brother-in-law of Bill Hornbostel. Predeceased by a sister Vivian Hornbostel and 2 brothers Danny and Edgar Helps. Dear son-in-law of Wayne and Rena McCallum of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and friends. He was born in Petrolia on November 16th, 1948, the son of the late Clifford and Leona (Belanger) Helps. Roger worked over 35 years at Ford Motor Company , Talbotville. He was a member of the C.A.W. He enjoyed cars and motorcycles and working on them. He liked racing his motorcycles. Roger was a 4th degree blackbelt and an instructor. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
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LaPointe, James 'Jim' Louie, (Nov. 25, 2016) - Lambton ShieldWednesday, November 30, 2016
Strathroy, Donna LaPointe of Leamington, Shirley LaPointe of Tillbury, Glen (Joan) LaPointe of Petrolia, Bruce LaPointe of Sarnia, Richard (Cathy) LaPointe of St. Mary’s and David (Sybil) LaPointe of Brigden. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Mary LaPointe, by his sisters Lois and Susan, and by his brothers Jack and Raymond. Jim will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, and by all of the staff at John’s Restaurant. The family wishes to thank the Surgical and Palliative Care teams at Bluewater Health, Sarnia for their exceptional care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. A private interment will take place in Bear Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer’s Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).
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Tyrie (Fraser), Betty Anne, (Sept. 8, 2016) - Lambton ShieldThursday, September 15, 2016
Moose Jaw, Sask. Cherished grandmother to Elizabeth, Michelle, Christopher, Christine, Michael, Douglas, Michael and several great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Jack Fraser and his wife Shirley of Brigden, Sharron Case of Brights Grove and William Fraser and his wife Catherine of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Yevette Fraser, her sons Larry Smith (2016) and Harold Jr. Smith and brothers Robert, Thomas, Donald and Garry Fraser. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty retired from the Sarnia General Hospital after 35 plus years of service, was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards at the Strangway Centre. Betty also loved her country music and dancing at the singles dances. She will always be remembered for her expertize and love of knitting and crocheting. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where the family will receive friends on Tuesday evening September 13th from the hours of 7 to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday September 14th at 10:00 a.m. from St. Benedict’s R. C. Church with cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Ontario Diabetes Association, Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit or St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca
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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...
'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...
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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