Carp ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Vernon Vipers owner dies suddenly - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Wray had just been honoured this past Saturday at the Celebrate the Civic game the Vipers played at the old Vernon Civic Arena. He was the first of 13 hockey dignitaries introduced on the red carpet to the sold-out crowd and received a loud ovation.His family released a statement on his passing Thursday afternoon.“Duncan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to those that knew him. His loss leaves a huge hole in our hearts and he will be greatly missed.“The unexpected news has come as a devastating blow and although the family is grateful for all the kind messages of sympathy, we ask that we can be left to grieve in private at this very difficult and sad time for us.”A 4-1 win over the Nanaimo Clippers on Oct. 13, 2017 was the 900th Vernon victory since Wray took ownership of the team in 1992.Wray helped make the Vernon Lakers/Vipers the most successful Junior A hockey franchise in the country (changed name from Lakers to Vipers in 1995-96).Under his ownership, the Vipers have won seven BCHL Fred Page Cups, four Royal Bank Cup national championships, six Doyle Cup B.C.-Alberta titles, three BCHL regular season pennants and 12 Interior Conference championships.He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Vernon in 2011, the 20th recipient of the honour.Wray was inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. His 1998-99 Canadian champion Vipers were...
HAROLD DON “DONNIE” WATERS JR. - Buffalo ReflexThursday, April 12, 2018
Don and wife, Jhayne Waters, Tunas; three brothers: Todd Waters, Macks Creek, Rodney and wife, Kelli Waters, Roach, and Jimmy Huff, California; three sisters: Mary Sue and husband, Jimmy Carpenter, Edwards, Ellen Porter, Kansas City, and Amy and husband, Dirk Linton, Macks Creek; and multiple uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Norman Chad: In the NBA playoffs, please don't touch the merchandise - The Spokesman-ReviewThursday, April 12, 2018
Brad Stevens appears to be the real deal. In the past generation, the college game’s best and brightest used-carpet salesmen, Rick Pitino and John Calipari, landed in the NBA from the NCAA with a thud. Less celebrated college-coaching stars, such as Lon Kruger, Leonard Hamilton, Tim Floyd and Mike Montgomery, also failed in transitioning to the pro game.Stevens, meanwhile, went from Butler to Boston as seamlessly as Marco Polo went from the Adriatic Sea to Asia.Now in his fifth Celtics season, the team’s record has improved every year. Stevens could turn water into wine, whether it’s San Pellegrino or something Danny Ainge hands to him in a paper cup.The Celtics have the league’s fourth-best record despite turning over most of their roster, with seven rookies on board. They lost their new All-Star acquisition, Gordon Hayward, on opening night, and their best player, Kyrie Irving, has been sidelined for a month and will miss the entire postseason.Stevens is so good, I’m willing to bet he could take over the current presidential Cabinet and make America a winner.Trust The Process? No, no, no, no, no, a thousand times no. Let me apologize to the 76ers, who I predicted would finish 39-43, and let me acknowledge the stellar play of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. But though I love watching this team play, I cannot root for Philadelphia, because this team has been fraudulently constructed.If tanking is the future of Sports Nation, Couch Slouch will be on the next Greyhound to Gatineau. Besides, I love a good poutine.I cannot Trust The Process. I mistrust The Process. I bemoan The Process. I reject The Process. I condemn The Process. I spit on The Process.The Process is more insidious than Russian meddling. Because this is a threat from within, not from a hostile foreign power. This is intentional, hidden-in-broad-daylight rigging of the results.This is so un-American, I’m surprised it hasn’t cracked the Liberty Bell again.Good luck knocking LeBron James out of the East playoffs. He’s made the NBA Finals seven straight seasons. He’s more dependable than chicken soup. He’s indestructible; if he lay down on train tracks, no train would ever harm him.In a fabulous 15-year career, could he really be having his finest season? It’s the closest he’s ever come to averaging a triple-double – 27.7 points, 9.2 assists, 8.7 rebounds.At this point, only an apocalyptically moronic imbecile – or Skip Bayless – could possibly be critical of LeBron’s NBA legacy.Ask The SlouchQ. I thought I could snag a quick 10...
Gospel singer Yvonne Staples dies aged 80 - Surrey CometThursday, April 12, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Yvonne Staples was not as interested in singing as the rest of her family but she stepped in when her brother Pervis left for military service, said family friend Bill Carpenter, who is author of Uncloudy Day: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia.
Mr Carpenter said that Yvonne Staples also helped her father with business tasks.
“She was very no nonsense but at the same time had a heart of gold,” he said. “But when it came to business she was very strict. If this is what the contract said, this is what you better do.”
Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her family in 1999. The group also received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2005. Staples was not as interested in the limelight, Mr Carpenter said.
“She didn’t want to talk about her own singing,” he added. “She said ‘Mavis is the star. Mavis is the voice’. She never cared about attention for herself.”
Yvonne Staples was Mavis Staples’ road manager until recent years, Mr Carpenter said.
The family’s music career had its roots with Pops Staples, a manual labourer who strummed a guitar while teaching his children gospel songs to keep them entertained in the evenings.
They sang in church one Sunday morning in 1948 and three encores and a heavy church offering basket convinced Pops music was in the family’s future. The Staple Singers was born.
Two decades later the group became an unlikely hit maker for the Stax label. The Staples Singers had a string of Top 40 hits with Stax in the late 1960s, earning them the nickname God’s gre...
Sports in short: March 16 - Belleville IntelligencerThursday, April 12, 2018
Cassibo Flooring captured the 2018 Molson Tuesday Night Hockey League playoff championship, defeating Carpet One 2-1 in the best-of-three final.• Game 3In the third and deciding contest, Cassibo floored Carpet One 9-2, led by a Tyler Vivian hat trick and two goals from Eric Guthrie. Solo goals went to Tyler Cassibo, Andrew Davidson, Cody Robinson and Tyler McKown.Replying for Carpet One were Johnny Maracle and Jamie Murphy.• Game 2Carpet One tied the series in dramatic fashion, with Rob MacDonald firing four goals in a 7-6 overtime victory. MacDonald scored the O.T. game-winner with his fourth goal of the night after completing his hat trick to tie the tilt late in the third period. Other Carpet One scorers were Jamie Murphy (2) and Brad Clark.Andrew Davidson led Cassibo's with three goals while Tyler Vivian, Matt Cassidy and Cody Robinson chipped in with single tallies.• Game 1Pat Eason and Eric Guthrie each potted a pair of goals as Cassibo's won the series opener 7-4. Andrew Davidson, Tyler Vivian and Eric Hayes also scored for the Floormen; Rob MacDonald (3) and Jason Bonisteel rep...
'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...
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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...