Cochrane ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
The first of 16. Funeral for play-by-play announcer of Humboldt Broncos - Surrey Now-LeaderThursday, April 12, 2018
Montmartre.Players on the Broncos were from communities across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.Related: Dayna Brons, trainer for Humboldt Broncos, dies in hospitalRelated: Tom Cochrane reworks lyrics to honour Humboldt BroncosBill Graveland, The Canadian PressLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Funeral held for MRU instructor killed in plane crash - CTV NewsTuesday, April 4, 2017
Johnson was one of two pilots killed on February 13 when they crashed in a small plane that was part of MRU’s training fleet. The plane went down in a wooded area northwest of Cochrane and the wreckage was found by Highway 40 near Waiparous.
MRU aviation student Taylor Jackson says Johnson's impact on the lives of his students extended beyong the classroom and cockpit.
“Growing up, I never really had a grandfather,” said Jackson. “When I came here in September that was one of the first things I actually thought about when I met Reyn.”
“He was so much more than an instructor. He was a student as much as an instructor. He was always willing to learn.”
Johnson’s career spanned more than three decades with years spent flying for Jazz Airlines and working as a private instructor before joining MRU as a flight instructor in 2016.
Luc Sinal, one of Johnson's students, has warm memories of his fallen instructor. "From the minute I met him he was immediately a friend. He was such a kind person.”
“He would always make his way (into the student room) and the first thing he would do was shake everybody’s hand and say hello. He always remembered past conversations so he would check-in on stuff that we had talked about a week or two before.”
David Docherty, MRU president, said the loss of Johnson and his fellow instructor Jeff Bird has had a devastating impact on the school and the families of the pilots.
"These are people who died following their dreams and instilling dreams in our students,” said Docherty. "It's clear the lasting mark that they made...
Frederick StewartFriday, March 17, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 79 years. Long time resident of Paris who moved to Waterloo 8 years ago.
Beloved husband to Janet (nee Wintermeyer), loving father to Al (Karen), Sandy Cochrane (John), and Linda Farmer (Don), cherished grandfather to Spencer, Sarah, Chad (Dani), Ben, Ryan (Jenn), Emilee (Nic), Julee (Dylan) and Natalee; great-grandchild Cassidy and Step-sons Shawn and Steven McNulty. Survived by his brother Russell Stewart (the late Mary), (Betty), as well as many cousins nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Gail (nee Johnson) of 41 years; parents Matilda and Sidney, and his 11 siblings and spouses.
Fred was an incredibly funny, talented, compassionate, hard working man who loved his family dearly. He would all want us to remember, "Keep Smilin!" ??
Friends may call at the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 184 Grand River St. N., Paris, Ontario on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 2:30 – 4:30 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The service to celebrate Fred’s Life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m Interment Paris Cemetery. Dr. Rev Stephen Hendry officiating.
Donations to Freeport Health Centre, 2nd floor Union Terrace, would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp 519-442-3061.
Richard HenrieFriday, March 17, 2017
He will be missed by his family of friends, which he considered to be his brothers and sisters. Amigo will always be his favourite pooch.
“Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long……” (Tom Cochrane)
Memorial Funeral Service in the
R.J. Barnard Chapel
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St. Sudbury
Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 4pm
(FRIENDS MAY CALL AFTER 2PM FRIDAY)
Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium, Sudbury
To ensure compassionate and dignified end-of-life care in our community, the family welcomes donations to the Maison McCullogh Hospice (in lieu of flowers)...
Former RAC President William James 'Bill' Gillis, VE1WG SK - Southgate Amateur Radio ClubFriday, January 6, 2017
Kathie Blomsma (Paul), Patti Trites (Steve) and Michael Gillis (Janet), all of Moncton and Peter Gillis (Trina) of Leduc, AB; his adored grandchildren, Derek Prosser, Jeff Prosser (Mariel), Audrey Cochrane (Matt), Laura Frost (Brady), William Gillis, Jessica Gillis (Luc Doiron), Jim Gillis (Manon Boudreau), Kristi Hughes (Tyler), Andrew Trites (Sarah), Ben Trites, Jordan Gillis (Samantha Scribner), Tommy Gillis, Katie Gillis, Shanna Gillis; his precious great-grandchildren, Marissa Prosser, Molly Cochrane, Ruby Cochrane, James Frost, Mary Frost, five day old Liam Gillis and soon arriving Amelia Hughes; his brothers, Robert Gillis (late Janice 1999) and Ralph Gillis (Alice Marie); God-daughter, Patsy Burton; sisters-in-law, Claudette Picot (Don) and Jeannine Cochrane (late Bill 2015); brother-in-law, Jules Picot (Carol); several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Elizabeth Gillis (2016) and his beloved great-granddaughter, Hailey Amelia Hughes (2015).
Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service to celebrate and honor Bill’s life will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Charles Broderick presiding. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment will be following the service at Lakeside Cemetery, Lakeville, Westmorland Co.
In memory of Bill, donations to a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com.
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'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
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...