Burlington ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Car crash victim, 19, remembered as a family man - The Beacon HeraldWednesday, March 27, 2019
The intersection of Erie Street and Embro Road in Stratford was the scene of a fatal, single-car collision early Sunday morning. (Galen Simmons/The Beacon Herald)
Favian Lee-Allert, a 19-year-old Burlington resident, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, police said. He was released on recognizance Monday and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 19, court staff confirmed Tuesday. The allegation has not been proven in court.The driver and a female passenger were initially listed in fair condition by police. The driver was released and arrested and the other passenger has also been released from hospital, Insp. Mark Taylor said.Millar and the driver were friends, Lundrigan confirmed, but she didn't know where they were headed at the time or who the woman in the vehicle was."All I know is Eric was wearing his seatbelt," she said, confirming he was in the backseat at the time.Police said the vehicle was heading west on Embro Road when it hit a boulevard, went across Erie Street and came to rest on a lawn on the northwest side of the street."He hit that boulevard pretty much straight on at a high rate of speed and took it right across to Erie Street and flipped it a few times," Taylor said.The speed of the vehicle is not yet known as the investigation continues. It was the only vehicle involved in the incident, police said.Millar, who was born and raised in Brampton and moved to Stratford with his family around 2008, went to Stratford Northwestern and was working in construction, Lundrigan said. But he prioritized family above all else."He was very loving and he always wanted to help everyone out. He had the biggest soul, kindest soul, he was just a wonderful person, if you needed anything he was there to give it," Lundrigan said.He also loved the family's Italian heritage."He always wanted to learn how to make sauce and he wanted to go to Italy and… wanting to save money to go to Italy and wanted to have a baby there so the baby could be pure Italian," she said.Lu...
Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-based Walk off the Earth, dies - TheChronicleHerald.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
BURLINGTON, Ont. - The Burlington, Ont.-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.
In a post on various social media sites Sunday evening, the band says Taylor died "peacefully from natural causes last night in his sleep."
His bandmates express their "deepest sympathies" for Taylor's two children and ask for privacy for his family.
"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and band member, Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor," the post stated.
"Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means."
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward also expressed her condolences on Twitter, calling Taylor's death a "tragic loss."
"Our city's condolences go out to the family, friends and bandmates of Mike. We are thinking of you," Meed Ward tweeted.
Walk off the Earth was founded in 2006 and shot to fame in 2012 when their cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" went...
Obituary: “Doughnut King” Ron Joyce has died - TheSpec.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
Transport) and David Braley (Orlick Industries)," said McMaster University business professor Marvin Ryder, who, in part, teaches out of the Ron Joyce Centre - DeGroote School of Business campus in Burlington.
Ironically, Ryder says, that while his name is on a university business school, Joyce didn't have any formal business training.
"This is a man who trained as a police officer and had an incredible natural talent and work ethic as an entrepreneur," he says.
"He seized upon an idea. He stayed focused on that idea and he happened to be in the right spot at the right time."
Joyce took advantage of "the new affluence of the 1960s and people on the move. Tim Hortons began to fill a void, not only for coffee but for other food items as well. He was able to ride this into billionaire status," says Ryder.
Hamilton businessperson Ron Foxcroft recalls that Joyce used to like to say "good is not good enough. You must always strive to do better. Competition is good. It makes you better."
Foxcroft, chair of the Hamilton International Airport, recalls Joyce phoning him up many years ago to ask for a reduction in rent for a Hortons operation at the airport.
Foxcroft quickly agreed, to which Joyce replied "Aren't you going to argue with me? I was calling you to get into a debate and have a few laughs.
I said 'no. You're Ron Joyce You're one of the most generous people in the community. I'm not going to argue with you.'"
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger said, "Ron Joyce impacted the lives of many Hamiltonians and Canadians alike with his passion for the community and philanthropy."
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said that Burlington has "lost a great man and community leader in the passing of Ron Joyce, one of our most celebrated and generous residents. Mr. Joyce leaves a legacy of remarkable entrepreneurship and business success, as w...
Wanda Jeffress, funeral home co-owner and civic leader, dies at 60 - YourGV.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.A 1981 Averett College graduate, Jeffress’ employment career began as a production supervisor with the former Burlington Industries. She received her MBA degree from Averett College (University) in 1992 and later graduated from the School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in 1994 while working as a mortgage lending specialist with the former Central Fidelity Bank (Wells Fargo).Her passion for real estate and home ownership later led her to pursue her real estate and broker licenses.Sharon Wilborn, who worked with Jeffress for about two years at Realty Resource, said, “She was just a great person, and the word that comes to my mind is her professionalism and grace with everything she did, and she was so passionate.“She always was willing to help people, and she just had a good presence about serving and helping people. She was a community-oriented person, and what she contributed to this community, we will see it in the years to come.”Jeffress also will be missed in her association with the Southern Piedmont Land and Lake Association of Realtors, according to Wilborn.“She was voted by her peers as 2016 Realtor of the Year,” added Wilborn.Jeffress’ survivors include husband Stanley; daughter Zena; mother Mary Davis Bostick; siblings Yvonne, Joanne (Clyde), Jeanette, Juanita (Robert), Jacqueline, Gail, Johnny, Mary Lee and Cherri; aunts Mildred Bostick and Dorothy Fuller; and sister-in-law Diane Pulliam.She was preceded in death by her father, John R. Bostick Sr., and sister Cheryl B. Bailey.A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church in Virgilina.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Teenager shot dead by police wasn't armed, say family, neighbour - TheSpec.comThursday, April 12, 2018
MacDougall for about 11 months, said she started receiving texts from him that morning about anonymous threats."And he was super paranoid. He hadn't been sleeping," the 15-year-old Burlington resident said Thursday.The SIU told reporters paramedics took MacDougall to St. Josephs. Hamilton EMS clarified Friday that they had taken him to Hamilton General. Tuesday's fatal police shooting was the sixth in Hamilton in the past decade.It has sparked sadness and outrage in the tight-knit townhouse complex. Family friend Shannon Windsor, Chris's sister, has started an online campaign to raise funds for the unexpected funeral.By around 4:30 p.m. Friday, the GoFundMe effort called "Rundraiser for Quinn" had reached $4,125 of its $10,000 goal. Her young children were playing hockey with their cousins when police shot MacDougall."I was devastated. I couldn't believe that they would expose my children to that."Though grieving, MacDougall's parents, stepfather and two sisters thank the community for all support they've received following MacDougall's death, Trinh said.He said he doesn't want his nephew remembered as a guy who was running around crazed with a knife. He says he was close to him and tried to instil values from his native Vietnam, from where his family arrived as refugees in the 1980s. "I just want everyone to remember that Quinn MacDougall was a good person, and what happened was tragic and ... it's just so confusing for us."MacDougall was extremely intelligent, talking about news and politics at his young age, Trinh said. His nephew liked fishing and played sports. He even aspired to be a police officer."We're not anti-cop. We're like pro-cop people."MacDougall leaves behind many relatives.A private funeral is planned for Sunday with a second for the public tentatively planned for sometime next week, Trinh said. firstname.lastname@example.org @TeviahMorotmoro@thespec.com905-526-3264 @TeviahMoroLet's block ads! (Why?)...
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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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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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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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. (...