Clifford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, 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...
Gordon Melvin Leonard, 1931-2017 - Estevan MercuryThursday, 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 times, as well as many Canadian destinations. Cruises and cam...
'It never gets any easier': Mother of Punky Gustavson commemorates 25-year anniversary of death - Edmonton JournalThursday, 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),...
Graham BuffamWednesday, August 02, 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.
Support floods in for homicide victim and family - Vermilion StandardWednesday, July 05, 2017
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...
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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...
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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