Brockville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
From our hockey family to yours.” That’s how Shannon Wilson signed a book of condolences at Brockville’s city hall on Monday afternoon for victims of Friday’s tragic bus collision that claimed members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.The book will remain in the city hall lobby for the rest of the week.Wilson, who signed on behalf of herself and husband Kent, went down to city hall with her daughter Meghan Murray and Meghan’s friend, Grace Martin, to sign the book when she learned of it. “My three sons all played in Junior A for the Brockville Braves, so this hit very close to home for the family,” said Wilson, whose sons,Tyson, Cory and Michael, played at various times for the Braves, the latter until recently.“You always worry when they ride the bus,” she added.“When they used to ride the bus to Pembroke in the snowstorm, you’d just pray.”“This is every hockey parent’s worst nightmare.”Sending thoughts and prayers to the families of the #Broncos junior hockey team in #Humboldt, Sask. A book of condolences is now in the City Hall lobby and will be sent to Humboldt l...
Notice: Jimmy “Vegas” Strader - The Morrisburg LeaderWednesday, July 5, 2017
At the Ottawa Heart Institute on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Jimmy “Vegas” Strader of Prescott, age 77. Loving husband of Carol Strader (nee Reid). Loving father of Joey (Ann) of Brockville. Dear brother of Marie Trites (late Ora) of Brampton, Gordon (Nellie) of Glen Stewart, Patsy Thompson (late Johnny Scarbo) of Hainsville, Ron (Sandy) of Nova Scotia, Linda Buckland (Jay) of Florida, Judy Lingard (Alan) of Prescott, Steve (Barb) of Iroquois, Arnold (Lori) of Florida and Bobby (late Colleen) of Florida. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his granddaughter Sydney. Predeceased by his parents Gilbert “Gib” and Lula Strader (nee Holmes), his sister Dawn Vandemheen and his brother Ricky Strader. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Funeral Arrangements There will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
George ElsonTuesday, May 9, 2017
Priesthood in the Anglican Church and took his Theological Training at Wycliffe Theological College in Toronto.
After ordination George served as Priest in Bancroft, Tyendinaga Indian Reserve, Brockville, Massena, New York and finally returning to St. James, Paris as an Honourary Assistant to the Priest and Chaplain of the Royal Canadian Legion in Paris.
Friends may call at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N. Paris on Friday April 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at St. James Anglican Church (8 Burwell St. Paris), on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment St. James Anglican Cemetery.
A Legion Service under the auspice Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 29 will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:00 PM.
Donation to St. James Anglican Church or the Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated...
Longtime Bell Media radio VP Greg Hinton dies at 54 - Media In CanadaFriday, February 17, 2017
Greg Hinton, a longtime GM and VP of Bell Media Radio for Brockville/Kingston, Ont., has died after a two-year battle with cancer.Hinton died peacefully on Tuesday in his sleep at his home on Howe Island, Ont. at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, according to a release from Bell Media on his death.“Greg has played an integral role in the success of Bell Media’s Kingston and Brockville radio stations over his 30-year career, demonstrating an unrivaled commitment to the radio broadcasting business and his community,” said Dave Daigle, regional VP, Ontario and Atlantic, in the release. “Greg took great pride in growing on-air talent, serving as a mentor to many now working across the country. We are deeply saddened by this loss. He will be sorely missed.”Hinton’s radio career began in 1986 at CHUM Radio (now Bell Media Radio). He has worked as VP and GM of Brockville’s two Bell Media Radio stations (104.9 JRfm and 103.7 BOB-FM) and Kingston’s two radio stations (98.3 Fly-FM and 98.9 The Drive) for the past 13 years.There will be a visitation and celebration of Hinton’s life on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes in Kingston, Ont. Online condolences can be left at Gftompkinstownship.ca.Let's block ads! (Wh...
Five top stories in the news today, Jan. 12 - The GuardianTuesday, January 24, 2017
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1.) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins whirlwind, taxpayer-funded outreach tour
THE CANADIAN PRESS
BROCKVILLE, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spent the morning taking selfies and making small talk on a whirlwind, taxpayer-funded outreach tour.
Trudeau is currently heading down Highway 401 to Kingston, Ont.
The prime minister has already visited a community restaurant in Ottawa, an aquarium in Brockville, Ont., which features fish native to the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding area, and a highway rest stop.
It's a schedule reminiscent of an election campaign.
Trudeau will hold town hall meetings later today in Kingston and Belleville.
The tour comes as his government attempts to fend off recent controversies including questions around a holiday in the Bahamas with the Aga Khan and cash-for-access fundraisers.
2.) Shanna Desmond remembered as hopeful, resolute as second funeral is held
By Michael MacDonald
THE CANADIAN PRESS
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - What most people remember about Shanna Desmond was her ever-present, winning smile and the optimism it reflected.
But behind that smile was a steely sense of determination that made the 31-year-old woman an admired figure in Upper Big Tracadie, N.S., the village where she lived with her husband Lionel and their 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah before a horrific murder-suicide.
Shanna and Aaliyah Desmond were to be laid to rest at a private funeral Thursday in nearby Tracadie, a day after a funeral for her mother-in-law Brenda Desmond as well as Lionel, who police say killed them all and then himself.
Shanna Ralene Desmond was born in Ontario, but her family moved back to their ancestral homeland in northeastern Nova Scotia when she was in high school. Soon afterwards, she met Lionel Desmond, the young man who would later join the Canadian army and become her husband.
Along the way, Desmond studied to be a hairdresser, but she wasn't content with that. Eventually, she would enrol in a four-year nursing program at St. Francis Xavier University, a 30-minute drive away in Antigonish.
She graduated in May of 2016, and landed a job as a registered nurse at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, also in Antigonish.
“That's what she wanted to do,” her aunt, 66-year-old Catherine Hartling, said in an interview from her home in Upper Big Tracadie. “She went after it ... She was always determined.”
A spokeswoman for Nova Scotia's Health Department said no one at the hospital was willing to speak about their colleague, but spokeswoman Kristen Lipscombe later released a brief statement from the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
“This is a sad day for staff at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and particularly at St. Martha's Regional Hospital,” the statement said. “The staff have asked that media respect their privacy as they continue to grieve and cope with the loss of a dear friend and colleague.”
Staff at the nursing school at St. F.X. also declined a request for an interview.
Lionel Desmond, 33, was a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where he served two tours over two years. Relatives and fellow infantrymen say the mental trauma he suffered there left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. A military source says he received treatment at the Joint Support Unit at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in central New Brunswick.
However, relatives have insisted that Lionel Desmond did not get the help he needed after he was released from the military in July 2015, prompting a national discussion over the treatment of war veterans and the role domestic violence may have played in the deaths.
Lionel and Brenda Desmond's funeral was held Wednesday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Tracadie, N.S., where 300 people packed the old church to overflowing. The private funeral for Shanna...
'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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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...