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Obits, Aug. 8 | Obituaries - South Strand newsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Community College, Brooklyn. The Bachelors of Science degree was earned from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Midtown Manhattan, New York and her Master's of Education from the University of Cambridge in Massachusetts. Mrs. Burroughs was employed with the Georgetown County School District for 28 years. As a teacher, she impacted the lives of so many young people. She joined Arnett A.M.E. Church during the union of her marriage to Mr. Horace Burroughs (now deceased). She faithfully served in many areas including the Senior Choir, and as President of the Lay Organization. She was also very active in the community.Surviving are her daughter, Victoria Davis Jones of Georgetown, and her beloved grandchildren, Justin Davis and Kennedy Jones.Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Patricia DonesPatricia Dones, 61, died on July 18, 2018, in Georgetown. Funeral services were held on July 25, 2018 at at Bethel A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, Pastor.Ms. Dones was born on September 29, 1956, in Georgetown, to the marital union between Mr. Benjamin "Bengie" Dones and Mrs. Earnestine Ward Dones. Affectionately called "Boo", she graduated from Howard High School and was a dedicated member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where the family worshiped. Having had a strong work ethic, she worked at various jobs throughout her life including Rainey and Tarbox Fish House. Later, she worked in housekeeping in the Myrtle Beach hotel industry, and was a private duty health assistant. In 1981, Ms. Dones began dating Renard "Nardi" Kennedy. Their daughter Renarda was born in 1987. Although they never married, they had a true "love story," having shared a special bond for nearly forty years.Surviving are her children, Natasha Dones and Renarda Dones, and her granddaughter, Karis Sparkman, all of Georgetown; her siblings, Benjamin Ward of England, Norma D. Mitchell, Alvester Dones and Yvette ...
Region's first privately run crematorium to open in Kitchener - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
Bhardwaj is confident there is room for three crematoria in the region.
"We haven't been open yet, but we're already getting multiple calls a week" from families in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, he said. Many families from the region travel to Etobicoke, where he owns the Lotus Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, which also has a large Asian clientele.
In Ontario, cremations rates have steadily risen over the past couple of decades. In 2017, the cremation rate in Ontario was between 60 and 70 per cent, according to the Cremation Association of North America.
People are choosing cremations for a number of reasons, Bradshaw said. First, it's less expensive than a traditional funeral and burial.
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Eric Bunnell's People: Always room for the miniature - St. Thomas Times-JournalSaturday, March 02, 2019
Drayton Entertainment's coming production, Rocky: The Musical.Since Broadway and the national U.S. tour of Kinky Boots, Aaron pretty much is a regular on the Drayton stage. Saw him in fall in Cambridge as Sancho, sidekick to Drayton boss Alex Mustakas as Don Quixote. Solid.Joining what Drayton promises is a "knockout cast" for Rocky, Aaron is to play underdog boxer Rocky Balboa's best friend, Paulie.On the boards March 6-31 at Drayton's 500-seat home Hamilton Family Theatre, Cambridge, and returning July 18-Aug. 3, with a remount at Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend. Ringside seats by clicking thru draytonentertainment.com Did I say a good week for our Elgin native?How about a great one.Two days later, Aaron posts news of the birth of a second boy for Stefanie and him.Congrats!With its seven theatres, Drayton since its founding in 1991 in tiny Drayton, Ont., has become the little summer festival that not only could, it has.Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the company now is the third largest theatre festival in Ontario, after Stratford and Shaw.And currently working hard behind scenes in Cambridge is StT native Dariusz Korbiel, who is designing 150+ costumes - that's a lot! - for Drayton's coming production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.It's the first professional Canadian regional theatre production of the musical about three Australian drag queens who board a "budget Barbie camper van" named Priscilla to find their fabulous selves in the Outback.Dariusz's credits incl. 2017 design assistant at Shaw Festival, and studying set and costume design at National Theatre School The show is up March 13-April 7 at Drayton's 398-seat St. Jacob's Country Playhouse, opening the season for the venue.Nominated for his work preserving the London region's past, Elgin County Museum curator Mike Baker, who was London Museum's regional history curator for 17 years before we snatched the Sparta resident for our own.He is one of six persons nominated for a 2019 London Heritage Awards advocacy award.Announcing candidates for the 12th annual tribute, the awards' sponsoring Architectural Conservancy of Ontario London and Heritage London Foundation, nod to Mike as a historian, author, speaker, heritage advocate, and former president of both ACO London and HLF.Nominated for recognition for heritage property conservation and reuse are Adam Carapella and Ian Campbell, in part for their "creative reuse" of the former London Street Railway's 1894 power plant building which now is shared by StT headquartered Braam's Custom Cabinets as th...
Deadly house fire in Cambridge ruled accidental - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
A house fire in Cambridge that left one man dead may have started when food was left unattended while cooking in the home’s kitchen.
The cause of last week’s fire on Queen Street East has not been officially determined, but the Office of the Fire Marshal says it is considered accidental and unattended cooking is the leading theory.
Rob Briere, 32, was killed in the fire. He lived in the home’s basement apartment, according to people who knew him, and was good friends with homeowner John Orth.
Orth was able to get himself, his wife and their daughter out of the house unharmed. After that, sister-in-law Darlene Keating says, Orth’s thoughts immediately turned to his friend in the basement.
“From what I understood, the windows exploded (and) he was unable to get his friend out,” Keating said Tuesday.
“He’s sad and upset, and wishes he could have done more.”
In the five days since the fire, there has been a significant amount of community support for Briere and the Orth family.
Two fundraisers have...
Former Credit Valley golf pro Jerry Anderson dies at 62 - mississauga.comThursday, April 12, 2018
A gathering of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, located at 223 Main Street in Cambridge.The PGA of Canada is deeply saddened by the passing of revered PGA of Canada member Jerry Anderson.
Anderson won the 1987 PGA Championship of Canada and was inducted into the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2016.
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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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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. (...