Cobourg ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Seven unlicensed cannabis dispensaries quickly open in Pikwàkanagàn, population 450 - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 2, 2019
A final regulatory regime is to be presented and ratified by April.Alderville First Nation on Rice Lake near Cobourg has developed its own "cannabis model," which includes standards for youth protection, health and safety, labelling and a complaints process. Last month, it presented a proposal for an ombudsperson to provide an impartial process for complaints about cannabis businesses from members of the community or the general public.Besides the employment and economic spinoffs, the members of the Pikwàkanagàn Cannabis Business Association say they have already contributed to the local food bank, sponsored needy families and helped to pay for funerals."We're not talking about a shady market of shady people," said Bernard. "We want to build a hospice centre. We want to give back."Are there dangers to the community? Illicit opiates are already being sold in the community, said Bernard. "If you're looking at what will destroy families, there should be more of a focus on opiates."Jay Greenwood, who operates Green Grass Oasis in a space that used to be his garage, said there would be more of a danger to Pikwàkanagàn if it were known as "poverty central" instead of gaining a reputation as "pot central."The association is looking for a band council resolution, the equivalent of a bylaw. But that hasn't happened yet.Chief Kirby Whiteduck did not respond to a request for an interview. But others who live in the area have been critical of the proliferation of dispensaries.Michael Ilgert, who lives about two kilometres from Pikwàkanagàn, said he objects to seven dispensaries opening nearby without any political or police reaction."The rules should be applied equally. Even the city of Toronto could only get five licences," he said.ALSO IN THE NEWS:Judge assures disabled romance fraud victim he's ‘not a fool'Twenty-one-year-old former Carleton U student pleads guilty to possession of child pornWest Carleton warriors advance to finals for a chance to win $100,000 for charity
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Christie Blatchford: Court challenge over elderly man's will may be sign of things to come - National PostWednesday, July 5, 2017
COBOURG, Ont. — It’s known as “a will challenge,” a genteel name for a civil trial in Ontario Superior Court in which two caregivers are alleged to have isolated an elderly vulnerable man, taken over as his prime beneficiaries and then “ransacked” his bank accounts.Christos (Chris) Vloyiannitis died May 19, 2013, at the age of 78, a day after he was taken by ambulance to hospital in nearby Trenton nearly unconscious.According to a doctor who saw him there, Vloyiannitis was “in horrible condition” — unkempt, severely underweight and with untreated diabetic wounds on his fingers and feet.The admitting sheet at hospital identified “the presenting complaint” as “failure to thrive,” a diagnosis more common in infants and young children, though Vloyiannitis died of renal failure.He arrived at hospital with Do Not Resuscitate and “no comfort” orders.The caregiving team, Terry and Pam Cross, say through their lawyer, Jim Hunt, that they were devoted to Vloyiannitis and tried to persuade him to...
Cecil FergusonTuesday, May 9, 2017
Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Craig, Holly, Robert, Sarah, Michael, Joshua, Justin, Chanse, Randy, Shamus, Heidi, Stephanie, Bradley and Blakely. Survived by brother Jim (Beverley) Ferguson of Cobourg. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Margaret (Logan) Ferguson, son David and siblings Geraldine, Dorothy, Margaret, Donald, Douglas, John and George. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Revered Brian Carswell officiating. Inurnment Carrying Place Cemetery Annex at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
Former Port Hope resident, Devil's Brigade veteran Charlie Mann dies - Northumberland NewsFriday, February 17, 2017
Port Hope, died on Jan. 28. His funeral was on Feb. 4.
Mann was born in a house on John Street in Port Hope on June 30, 1922, said retired Cobourg Collegiate Institute West history teacher Michal Loeprich, who spent about 10 years meeting with and compiling a binder about Mann for her students. After Mann’s father died in 1933, the family was poverty-stricken and lost their home. Mann joined the militia in 1937 to earn cash, she said.
He would later become a member of the First Special Service Force, an elite military unit with both Canadian and U.S. members, known as the Devil’s Brigade. The Brigade members were known to be tough men with training in parachuting, skiing, mountain climbing and hand-to-hand combat in the Second World War. The Brigade was originally to be a parachute unit but instead became an assault group known for reconnaissance behind enemy lines. Mann was the supply sergeant and delivered food, water, clothing, ammunition and equipment to the troops. At one point, the Italian farmhouse they were headquartered in was shelled and Mann was blown through a window in a ball of fire. He was severely bruised in the incident.
Mann and his wife June moved to Kincardine in 1964. He spent 27 years in municipal politics and was mayor for 13 years.
Benjamin RingWednesday, February 8, 2017
Isobel Louise (Harnden). Loving husband of Carole (Reddick). Dear father of Janelle and her husband Mike Thomlinson of Bragg Creek, Alberta, and Carla and her husband Chris Herron of Cobourg. Predeceased by his brother Wayne Ring and his wife Doris Ring. Brother-in-law of Marilyn and her husband Ray Murray of Calgary, Alberta. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Tyler, Ariana, William, Alyse, Eleanor, and his nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton (613-475-2121) on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1 o'clock. Cremation with spring interment Salem Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Parkinson's Foundation, or your local Humane Society, would be appreciated by the family. For online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
'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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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...