Collingwood ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Business Buzz: April 10 - The London Free PressThursday, April 12, 2018
The award will be presented at the national conference of Business Improvement Areas to be held at Blue Mountain resort in Collingwood on April 16.Hamilton Road association President Rick Pinheiro and member Dave Broostad will also be asked to speak at the conference plenaries on how the Tree Trunk Tour evolved.Two new tree trunk sculptures will join the collection this year, including one at Evan’s Funeral Home.Skeeter controlIf the weather ever warms up, London area backyards will be invaded by the annual swarm of mosquitoes and ticks.But a new London company is ready to take them on.Trevor Davis, a Western University science and business graduate has founded a new pe...
Leon ComeauWednesday, August 2, 2017
Comeau, Leon Joseph
Died peacefully on Sunday July 30, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 95. Leon of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Bernice for 38 years. Dear father of Marie (Roger Beaulieu), Donald Comeau, Carole (Gary Cannon), Joy (Ian Crichton), Perry Comeau, Richard Comeau, Debra Arrowsmith, Mark (Annie) Arrowsmith and John Arrowsmith. Leon will also be missed by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, his surviving brother Jean-Marie Comeau and his many nieces and nephews. Leon was a proud Second World War veteran. He will be dearly missed. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach from 2:30 p.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017 for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Reception and fellowship to follow. If desired, donations to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation for Campbell House Hopsice would be appreciated by Leon’s family. To sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com...
Brian CaseyWednesday, August 2, 2017
Casey; Brian Daniel
Passed away peacefully on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital at the age of 61. “Casey” of Duntroon, beloved husband of Diane Casey (nee Hurst). Loving father of Daniel Casey of Victoria, B.C., Donald “Tig” (Kim) Wilson of Gilford, Diana (Al Hargrave) of Maxwell and Dawna (Mike Dinsmore) of Clarksburg. Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents J.D. and Isobel Casey and his sister Sharon. Survived by his sister Mary (John) and brothers Don (Joanne) and Jim (Theresa). Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at 9026 County Road 91, Duntroon on Saturday August 19, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. . If desired, donations in Casey’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com.
Florence WalkerWednesday, August 2, 2017
Walker, Florence Lillian
Died suddenly on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 88th year. Flo of Collingwood, formerly of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Bill Walker (2016). Loving mother of John (Karen), Neil (Fausta), the late Jim (Jackie) and the late Danny (Colleen). Cherished grandmother of Tracy (Dean Ernst), Laurie Walker (Jessica), Kayla, Kyle and Sean Walker and great-grandmother of Nyah and Brennan Ernst. Flo is survived by her sister Barb (Bill Irwin), her many nieces and nephews and the extended Walker family. She will also be dearly missed by her many friends including the Wasaga Beach Lioness Club, Probus at the Beach and the residents of Sunset Cove Condominium. Friends will be received at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 12 noon until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow at the Wasaga Beach Lions Den, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Flo’s fa...
Simcoe County history - Bradford TimesWednesday, July 5, 2017
At the top of his list of priorities was the promotion of transportation improvements – especially anything that would link Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Penetanguishene, Collingwood, Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe with Toronto and Lake Ontario.That meant railways, roads and canals.And those all meant big money for the riding.His success at engaging government investment in his riding led to his success at the polls and he was acclaimed in election after election. But canals connecting Lake Simcoe with Lake Ontario, and Lake Simcoe with Georgian Bay, soon ran against some logistical problems. Expensive rail lines that were not well-run were soon mired in debt, hurting not only the upper government, but the county as well. Morrison was a director of Northern Railway, so it was a personal issue, too.Actually, it was even more personal. His brother, J.C., was president of the railway. There were a number of investigations into the rail lines and none found a problem with the behaviour of the two Morrison brothers. (This included the investigation that took down Hincks’s government earlier.)That said, there was a series of problems with what the rail line was trying to do. The railway tried to establish a shipping service out of Collingwood, but that service couldn’t pay for itself. These were early days and the blueprint for rail success in Ontario had yet to be created.Morrison’s opponent loaded up on these glitches and failures as ammunition. Morrison loaded up on sandwiches and alcohol. Food and booze were used to encourage voters to support the politician who supplied the best and most drink and food. The Orillia Packet reported, “Whiskey was sent into the Townships in streams.” The campaign was boisterous and at times violent.Morrison lost.He was later wooed by Conservatives in a riding in the Niagara Peninsula, which he won by a majority – a small majority, but a majority all the same.He continued participating in politics outside of Simcoe County for two decades – including as mayor in Toronto. As mayor, Angus had the opportunity to award Ned Hanlan for his winning of a sculling match – the same one Angus had won as a young man.His law firm thrived and he became a Queen’s Counsel in 1873 at the age of 51. He died in his 60th year. It “was a shock to the entire community and his funeral, a municipal event, was reported to have consisted of more than 90 carriages.”Morrison’s work on developing the infrastructure of Simcoe County early in its history led to a boom in settlement there. Colonization roads built on his recommendation helped draw new blood into the interior of the county, away from the shores of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Rail lines, linking Bradford with Barrie and Collingwood and Orillia and points between, helped new industries grow, giving the new settlers quick and easy access to goods and materials they no longer had to wait for to come from Toronto, Montreal or even overseas.The Barrie Examiner reported on his funeral that of the “almost 100 carriages, 20 had travelled over roads in existence only because of Angus Morrison’s conviction about the importance of Simcoe North to the future of the Canadian Nation!”Clearly, people in Simcoe North had long memories.Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and Enterprise-Bulletin, and is the author of two history books. He now runs historylab.ca, podcasts and can be reached at email@example.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
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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'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...
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...