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Obituary: “Doughnut King” Ron Joyce has died - TheSpec.comSaturday, March 2, 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...
Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-based Walk off the Earth, dies - TheChronicleHerald.caSaturday, March 2, 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...
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. email@example.com @TeviahMorotmoro@thespec.com905-526-3264 @TeviahMoroLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Dorothea De Boer - Le Mars Daily SentinelThursday, September 14, 2017
Sunday School in the Lutheran Church where her father was a minister.On Oct. 22, 1941, Dorothea and Bernard De Boer were united in marriage. They lived in West Burlington, where Bernie worked hauling gravel to the defense plant. The couple moved to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin then moved to Kansas. When Bernie went to the service during World War II, Dorothea returned to Hull to live with her parents. She later joined him in Chicago while Bernie taught at Navy Pier. After the war, Dorothea and Bernie moved to Le Mars to make their home.Dorothea attended Westmar College for two years, earning her teaching certificate. She began her teaching career in a two room country school near Seney. She taught there for three years and transferred to Le Mars Community Schools. Dorothea would teach at Le Mars Community for the next 25 years. During that time she furthered her education by earning her four year degree and a master’s degree in elementary education as a reading specialist. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars the entire time she lived in Le Mars. Dorothea taught Sunday School, participated in Ladies’ Aid and WELCA, and was a member of the Deborah Circle.Her many outside interests included fishing, gardening, bowling (having one 205 game when she was 87) and playing cards. Most important to her was the time spent caring for her family.Grateful to have shared her life is her husband of nearly 76 years, Bernie De Boer of Le Mars; two daughters, Bernette “Bernie” Clark and her husband, Dennis of Westcliffe, Colorado and Donna Jester and her husband, Steve of Le Mars; a son, Jim De Boer and his wife, Peggy of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; six grandchildr...
'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...
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...
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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