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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Chatham Daily NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
According to Mills, Davey attended weekly round-table lunches at the Rideau Club, and at last week's, for example, was active and up-to-date discussing the SNC-Lavalin file.Davey was born in 1928 in Chatham, Ont. His career might have taken a completely different arc had his poor vision not kept him from attending Royal Roads Military College in B.C. 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-pr...
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Desjardins Canal Bridge to let passengers walk across. (Library and Archives Canada)3. Baptiste Creek, near Chatham, Ont. Oct. 27, 1854 52 deadSeveral factors led to the collision of a gravel train and an express train that was running late, which resulted in 48 people injured and 52 dead on Oct. 27, 1854 - at the time, the worst rail crash in North America. It happened near Chatham, Ont., in an area known today as Jeannette's Creek.4. Lac-Mégantic, Que. July 6, 2013 47 deadOn July 6, 2013, 47 people died when a freight train loaded with 7.7 million litres of fuel rolled unmanned into the downtown core of Lac-Mégantic, Que., and exploded in the middle of the night. A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found 18 factors in the crash that killed the victims, who ranged in age from four to 93. Among the factors, the TSB found an insufficient number of hand brakes had been applied. Transport Canada then toughened its standards, requiring companies to have more substantial "physical defences to prevent runaway equipment."There were many opportunities to avoid a deadly crash that killed 47 people in July, 2013. 0:475. West of Sudbury, Ont. Jan. 21, 1910 43 deadA passenger train left the tracks near the crossing west of Sudbury, at the Spanish River on Jan. 21, 1910. The first two rail cars fell into the freezing river below, killing 43 people. Speed and a broken rail were considered factors.6. Almonte, Ont. Dec. 27, 1942 39 deadDuring the Second World War, a train carrying troops from Alberta crashed into a passenger train sitting in the station in Almonte, Ont., on Dec. 27, 1942, injuring more than 200 people and killing 39. The passenger train was running behind schedule, with railway staff blaming the delay on stormy weather, icy tracks, a downgraded line and the congestion of holiday traffic. The conductor of the troop-laden train later killed himself.[embedded content]7. Dugald, Man. Sept. 1, 1947 31 deadA passenger train headed west failed to turn into a siding and crashed into an eastbound train in Dugald, Man., on Sept. 1, 1947. Wooden passenger cars were kept in service due to steel rationing during the Second World War and the fire was fed by the wood and the old cars' gas illumination. The crash and fire killed 31...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zotique, Que., Lucille Dupras-Poissant (Ron) of Green Valley, Ont., and Huguette Lussier (Claude) of Chateauguay, Que. Dear daughter of the late Arthur and Jeanne Dufort (nee Deschamps). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 am. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Lung Association of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Monique a tree will be planted in a Memory Woods. www.munromorris.comROSE, Marguerite - At the Cornwall Community Hospital, on Thursday March 22, 2018. Marguerite Rose of Cornwall; age 68 years. Marguerite was a devoted educator for over 25 years as both a teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Principal for the CSDCEO. Loving mother of David Rose (Sylvie Quenneville). Cherished grandmother “Mamie” of Samuel Rose. Dea...
Seize the moment with Dan Aykroyd's National Caesar Day contest - Toronto SunThursday, April 12, 2018
Crystal Head vodka, a unique brand manufactured in Newfoundland and Labrador that is one of the purest, made with “sweet peaches and cream corn grown in Chatham-Kent, Ont.,” and the pristine iceberg waters off Newfoundland and Labrador. The vodka is bottled in the iconic smiling glass skull, a vodka he founded with artist John Alexander back in 2007.“Crystal Head doesn’t have any additives, like glycerol, sugar or citrus oil. This is a very pure manufactured fluid, and I know bartenders around the world love it because it’s a blank canvas to which they add their own signature…gawd, I’d like to get a bottle into the hands of (actor) Jennifer Lawrence, given she’s a purist when it comes to enjoying a vodka martini,” added AykroydAykroyd is also involved with Caesar Day (which falls on May 17 this year) and a party being planned with a group of his buddies – that you can get invited to. “When I learned Canadians consumed more than 407 million Caesars last year alone and that a group of Caesar-loving Canadians created a day just to celebrate Canada’s Cocktail – I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” said Aykroyd.Now in its fourth year, the legendary actor is joining the team to create the official Caesar of 2018, which he calls the “The Hot Head Caesar,” a zesty take on the classic. Aykroyd blends fresh garlic, lime juice and Sriracha sauce with his own Crystal Head vodka and Mott’s Clamato – but what’s missing is the garnish. And that’s where you come in.Aykroyd is giving Canadians a chance to create a garnish worthy enough for his Caesar – and if you win, you get to enjoy the Caesar in person in Toronto with Aykroyd and his friends, on National Caesar Day, no less. Canadians from coast to coast can enter until May 2 – and yes, Dan will be judging – with the winner announced May 7.“A Caesar this great deserves something more inspired than a celery stalk,” said Aykroyd of his Hot Head Caesar. “I’ve seen Canadians create some spectacular garnishes over the years, so I want their help to choose the best one for my Caesar.”Personally, I’d go with something a little spooky – like a ghost pepper garnish. But that’s just me, after chatting with Dan.Check out GarnishDansCaesar.ca for more details. And may the best garnish win.CommentsShare your thoughtsDan Aykroyd Ghostbusters Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple LeafThursday, April 12, 2018
Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comNorma Lillian BaileyBAILEY – Norma Lillian: Passed away on February 21, 2018 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Chatham, Ontario. She is survived by her beloved husband Bill of Port Dover. Loving mother of Pam of Brantford, sister Betty of Jarvis, a niece and 8 nephews. “Often a lonely heartache, many a silent tears but always a beautiful memory of the one we loved so dear”. In keeping with Norma’s wishes cremation has taken place with no visitation or service. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.comPublished March 14thJudy AllisonALLISON, Judith (Judy) — Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Judy Allison of Simcoe in her 74th year. Loving sister and Aunt of Bob Robinson and his son Todd Robinson (Alice) and their children Araz and Shant. Cherished Godmother of Allison (Sam) and their son Dominic. Aunt to Jason (Jane) and their children Kally, Camryn and Aaron. Dear friend of Anne McAlpine, Mary Jo Patterson, Judy Misner, Herma VanHeighten and her special friend Katherine Lima. Judy will be sadly missed by many relatives, friends and her family at St. James United Church. Predeceased by her parents Leota Ferne Robinson (2017), Alexander Stewart Allison (1949) and Murray Laverne Robinson (1998). At Judy’s request cremation has taken place. There will be a private graveside service at White Brick Cemetery in Ancaster. Reverend Barrie Bain and Reverend Mary Jo Patterson officiating. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). If so desired, donations may be made in Judy’s memory to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comScott CounsellThe family is sad to announce the passing of Scott Arthur Counsell of Brantford, formerly of Port Dover, on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at 53 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy. Cherished father (step) of Nicholas (Sasha) and Matthew (Melisa). He will be missed by grandson Sebastian. He leaves behind sisters Donna (Jim), Debbie (Steve), brother Robert (Theresa) and several nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. Predeceased by brother David (Lanie) and sister Robin (Toby). Special thank you to Dr. Daniel Sapir and the team at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Renal Dialysis Unit and VON of Brantford. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Airport C...
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...
'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...
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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