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Garrett Funeral Chapel

25 Elora Street South
Clifford, ON N0G 1M0
(519) 327-8160

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Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

March 28, 2018 at the age of 85. Survived by brother David Burgess and sister Jean Matthews. Devoted husband of Faith Burgess (deceased 2008), and dearest father to Wendy (Neal Stansby) and Clifford (Caroline Burgess). Cherished grandfather to Andrew, Matthew, Ian, Michael and Maxine. Doting great-grandfather to Maya and Theo. We miss you dearly, and will continue to hear the echoes of your laughter and your stories (there I was at 40,000 ft ...) at family gatherings. Your ability to make a career of your passion (flying), your role at the core of a happy family and your deep love of jazz continue to shape all of our lives. Bruce Burgess was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1932, son of Clifford Burgess and Eva Trueman. He volunteered, at the age of 18, to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the cold war, serving from 1951 to 1987, as a jetfighter pilot. During flight training he was the recipient of the JD Siddley trophy for best performance, receiving his commission as a Pilot Officer in the RCAF in 1952. He served two tours in Germany, initially flying CF-86 sabres with 434 Squadron in Zweibrucken from 1953-54 and then returning to command 441 and 439 Squadrons flying CF-104 starfighters in Lahr and Baden-Solling...
http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/community/2018/3/5/cornwall-and-area-death-notices.html

Gordon Melvin Leonard, 1931-2017 - Estevan Mercury

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Gordon was born on the family farm near Roche Percee, SK on January 30, 1931 to loving parents, Ernest and Annie (North) Leonard. He attended Britannia School along with his older brother Clifford and his younger sister Phyllis. Gordon met Joyce Pederson, a young new teacher at Britannia School in 1947 and the two were married in 1950. The next few years included a move to Bienfait and in 1953 their only daughter, Cheryl, was born. After Gordon accepted a job with Soo Security Motorways in 1955, the family moved to North Portal where they stayed until 1964.  A job offer from the Estevan Co-op then brought the family to Estevan where Gordon worked in the furniture department, the service station and as a bulk petroleum truck driver until his retirement in 1990.             Gordon liked to work in the yard, tinker with his vehicles, curl, and more than anything else, play his guitar and sing. He started playing for dances at an early age, and continued until the age of 80. For many of those years Gordon and his sister, Phyllis, played for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, in Legion clubrooms, singles’ dances, seniors’ centres, and somewhere every New Year’s Eve.             Gordon and Joyce loved to travel and visited Nashville and Las Vegas numerous t...
http://www.estevanmercury.ca/classifieds/obituaries/gordon-melvin-leonard-1931-2017-1.23108320

'It never gets any easier': Mother of Punky Gustavson commemorates 25-year anniversary of death - Edmonton Journal

Thursday, September 14, 2017

On Sept. 6, 1992, in a crime that shocked Edmonton and the province, six-year-old Corinne “Punky” Gustavson was snatched from the front lawn of her family home near 34 Street and 113 Avenue by Clifford Sleigh.Two days later, her body was found in an industrial yard outside the city limits in Strathcona County. An autopsy revealed she had been sexually assaulted and smothered.Despite the fact there were more than 5,100 tips lodged and 400 were suspects interviewed, the case went unsolved for a decade, further tormenting the family.  Corinne “Punky” Gustavson was abducted and murdered in Sept. 1992 by Clifford Sleigh. This year marks the 25th year anniversary of her death.Finally, first-degree murder charges were laid against Sleigh, the case cracked thanks to advances in DNA technology. On May 27, 2005, the 42-year-old was handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. “It never gets any easier,” Vallette said Tuesday on the eve of the 25th anniversary.“It’s always hard coming into this anniversary or Christmas or her birthday. This will be with us for the rest of our lives.”Vallette said her daughter’s remains were moved about two years ago from Edmonton’s Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery to a cemetery in the tiny town of Castor in 2015, about 140 km east of Red Deer.“I wish she was still (in Edmonton),...
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/it-never-gets-any-easier-mother-of-slain-girl-commemorates-25-year-anniversary-of-death

Graham Buffam

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Graham Alexander Buffam of Etobicoke, after a lengthy illness. Graham, age 70, passed peacefully in his sleep on July 14th, 2017. Predeceased by his mother and father, Margaret & Clifford “Kip” Buffam of Markham, Graham leaves behind his sisters Anneth (Victor) Bergman and Barb (Jim, deceased) Wicks. “Uncle Buffy” will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews: Laurie (Rick), Heather, Debbie, Paul (Sue), Murray (Trina) and his great nieces & nephews; Luke, Brooke, Victoria, Rachel, Courtney, Hanna, Colton, & Gabrielle. Cremation has taken place with Dixon Garland Funeral Home in Markham and a private family service will take place later at Elmwood Cemetery where he will be buried with his parents. Rather than a donation, Graham would like to encourage each one to honour his request to be an organ donor.
http://www.dixongarland.com/book-of-memories/2984334/Buffam-Graham/service-details.php

Support floods in for homicide victim and family - Vermilion Standard

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

VERMILION,Alta. -  Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A GoFundMe fundraiser for Nichole Clifford and her family has collected over $9,000 in three days.Clifford was found dead in her Wainwright, Alta. home, situated at 1206 – 8 Avenue, by members of the Wainwright RCMP detachment last Friday, after it was reported she had not arrived at work at approximately 10:30 a.m.Clifford’s death has been deemed a homicide and a murder investigation is underway, by Members of the Wainwright RCMP, as well as investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU, following confirmation from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on Tuesday.The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section has been involved in examining the scene and gathering evidence in the process.The money from the Love for Nichole and family GoFundMe fundraiser, which has a goal of $10,000, will help alleviate the costs associated with her funeral, and support her two children.  The fundraiser can be found at, www.gofundme.com/love-for-nichole-and-family.The RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in the area...
http://www.vermilionstandard.com/2017/03/01/support-floods-in-for-homicide-victim-and-family

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj — 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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 Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal