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 Humbo...
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...
Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...
'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Flyers and Marlboros. (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj
— City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...