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 05, 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 09, 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...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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 www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...