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(613) 475-2121

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Pieter Verkuyl

Wednesday, August 2, 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...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/3002024/Verkuyl-Pieter/service-details.php

William "Jim" Pandachuck

Wednesday, August 2, 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. www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/3002035/Pandachuck-William-Jim/service-details.php

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

Wednesday, July 5, 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: cblatchford@postmedia.com Twitter: blatchkiki Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://nationalpost.com/full-comment/christie-blatchford-court-challenge-over-elderly-mans-will-may-be-sign-of-things-to-come/wcm/9f3a70c9-fd39-463e-8d0a-b5098f1813a6

Jane Aikman

Tuesday, May 9, 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). www.rushnellamilyservices.com...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/2913044/Aikman-Jane/service-details.php

Donald Weese

Tuesday, May 9, 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 www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/2916326/Weese-Donald/service-details.php

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News Windsor

Saturday, 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...
https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/11-year-old-riya-rajkumar-remembered-as-a-dreamer-1.4304744

'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Saturday, 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...
https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/a-launching-pad-to-start-over-three-women-find-new-lives-with-support-of-kingston-interval-house

Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Park. 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2019-02-04/albert-frank-czapski.html