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Brighton Funeral Home

130 Main Street
Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
(613) 475-2121

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Pieter Verkuyl

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

VERKUYL, Pieter peacefully at the Fosterbrooke Long Term Care Home, Newcastle, Ontario on Saturday, July 29, 2017, age 90 years. Pieter Verkuyl, formerly of Brighton, son of the late Dirk Verkuyl and the late Durktje (Willemse). Loving husband of Gerdina (Voskamp). Dear father of Dick Verkuyl and his wife Joan of Newcastle, Patricia and her husband John Vermeulen of Bowmanville, John Verkuyl and his wife Rose of Bowmanville, Henry Verkuyl of Courtice, and Jody and her husband John TerHaar of Codrington. Brother of Marie, Harry, Matthew, Dirk and John. Predeceased by his sisters, Elly, Corrie, Johanna, and his brother Hendrik. Sadly missed by his 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 204 Main Street, Brighton, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 10 o’clock. Service to follow in the Church at 11 o’clock. Interment Carrying Place Annex Cemetery. The family would like to thank all of the staff of Fosterbrooke, and Pastor Paul, for their kind and compassionate care, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Fosterbrooke Long Term...

William "Jim" Pandachuck

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

PANDACHUCK, William Alexander “Jim” peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 28, 2017, age 73 years. Jim Pandachuck of Brighton, Partner of the late Linda Graham, Loving father of Shawn Pandachuck and his wife Wanda of Brighton. Predeceased by his daughter Laurie Vautour. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Tim Pandachuck, Avery Pandachuck, Levi Vautour, and Branden Vautour. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 1 o’clock. Memorial Service to follow in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Christie Blatchford: Court challenge over elderly man's will may be sign of things to come - National Post

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Vloyiannitis was emotionally upset and vulnerable.He had also been dependent for years on prescription medication, including morphine, for chronic pain.And since moving from Toronto to Brighton, Ont., in 2009, he was also away from his relatives there. When his sister and her son tried to arrange visits, “they were frustrated” by the Crosses, who allegedly told relatives, “Don’t come; he doesn’t want visitors.”Not only did Vloyiannitis not have the emotional wherewithal or capacity to know what he was signing, Birnboim said, there was also “overwhelming abuse of this vulnerability” by the Crosses.He even missed his wife’s funeral, Birnboim said, though he was emotionally distraught and left weeping by the loss of his partner of 36 years.Central to the issue of whether Vloyiannitis had what’s called “the testamentary capacity” to sign the will and powers of attorney or whether the Crosses “exercised undue influence” upon him was the advice he purportedly received from a local lawyer, Daniel Thompson.Thompson isn’t a party to the trial, but a witness.Birnboim told the judge that the issue is that while the court may usually be “comforted” that an elderly person in such a situation has a lawyer, that may not hold true if the lawyer didn’t look for “red flags” that might tell him if the person was being improperly influenced.This case is replete with suspicious circumstances … This case should be a real concern to the courtThompson has yet to testify. Though he was sworn in on Tuesday, legal issues delayed the start of his evidence.In will cases, there’s a doctrine of what’s called “suspicious circumstances”: It means, are there reasons to examine the disputed will with extra care?The legal test, Birnboim said, is “is there some evidence of suspicious circumstances? This case is replete with suspicious circumstances … This case should be a real concern to the court.”Vloyiannitis was a Greek immigrant who came to Canada, first working on Great Lakes ships, then as a cab driver. His late wife had moved to Brighton in 2004, and Vloyiannitis commuted between the two places for several years before moving to live there full time.The relationship with the Crosses began when Pam Cross began working for Marjorie Vloyiannitis, first as a housekeeper, then as a caregiver after she fell ill.The issues in the trial may become more common in the next decade, as Canada continues to grey, with the 2016 census showing that for the first time, there are more people 65 years and older than those under 14. And, with more seniors remaining in their homes, more of them may be reliant upon caregivers.The trial continues.• Email: Twitter: blatchkiki Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Jane Aikman

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

AIKMAN, Jane Anne (Jan) BScRN, suddenly passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at her home in Brighton, Ontario, in her 72nd year. She will be missed by her best friend and husband of 48 years, Bruce. Mother of Rob (Mar), Chris (Shawna), Catherine Taylor (Paul) and her six lovely grandchildren; Abby, Molly, Claire, Kai, Will and Keith. Jan spent most of her professional career with VON services in Hamilton. Cremation to take place with a private family service. In lieu of flowers the family would request a donation be made to the Bridge Hospice in Warkworth, Ontario. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home (613 475-2121).

Donald Weese

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Frankford in his 93rd year. Son of the late Norman and Myrtle Weese. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen Weese (nee Garrison). Loving father of Don Weese (Irene Skuce) of Brighton, Judy (Doug) Braun of Belleville, and Janis (Steve) Sopha of Frankford. Predeceased by his sons Garry, Warren, and William Weese, and siblings Orla and Warren Weese. Proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A Graveside Interment will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Frankford, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. with a luncheon following at the Frankford Funeral Chapel. Arrangements in care of the FRANKFORD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford. If desired, donations may be made to the Hastings-Prince Edward Lung Association or the War Amps. On-line condolences at

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / The Canadian Press 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. (...

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Cecile J. Briggs -

Wednesday, 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 Let's block ads! (Why?)...