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Fawcett Funeral Home

182 Mill St.
Creemore, ON L0M 1GO
(705) 445-2651

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HISTORY: Fracture over French Canadians - Orillia Packet & Times

Friday, February 17, 2017

English and Protestant Canada had against French and Roman Catholic Canada.A protest party appeared to be taking shape, promising to punish the Conservatives. At a meeting in Creemore, McCarthy, appealing to fears of French Canadians taking power, said, "If overthrowing the present cabinet is to be followed by the planting of French ascendancy - and such in effect is Mr. (Honore) Mercier's program - then as Britons we believe the conquest will have to be fought over again."The Parti National did not take at the federal level, but it did grow in Quebec and kicked out the provincial Conservative government in 1886. The Toronto Daily Mail, sensing an imbalance of power, fanned flames in Ontario for an English Protestant Party. This essentially confirmed fears Catholics in Ontario had about conservatives in general and almost cost the federal Conservatives all of the support they had managed to build up with the substantial Catholic voter base in Ontario.As far as McCarthy was concerned, the solution was for the Reformers in the province to throw in with the Conservatives to help fence in French Canadian nationalism.In the midst of the federal election race, he said: "It is not religion which is at the bottom of this matter but ... a race feeling ... Don't we find the French today more French than when they were conquered by James Wolfe, on the Plains of Abraham? Do they mix with us, assimilate ... I say that they are the great danger to the Confederacy."The Conservatives won, but with a reduced majority. Eventually, a rift grew between McCarthy and Macdonald. In a letter to Macdonald, McCarthy wrote: "The duty of the Conservative party is to hold by and lean on the English Provinces, whilst so far as I can understand yours is rather to depend on Quebec."At one function, McCarthy held forth for two hours in front of the 5,000 in attendance. His topics: French Canadian nationalist aggression and the need for one language.McCarthy's French Canadian doppelganger was Mercier. Mercier was warning French Canadians in Quebec on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day the evil English Canadians were coming for them and their rights, and even warned the militia to be ready to defend against any incursions.McCarthy chose the anniversary of the Orange holiday,...

J. Paul Anderson

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Saviour face to face on Friday December 2, 2016 after leaving his earthly body at his home in Duntroon, surrounded by his loving wife Lynda (Osburn), his sons and their families. Born in Creemore to Irwin and Dorothy (Dickinson) Anderson, Paul gained a love of farming, growing up on the fourth-line of Creemore in an idyllic setting, with the guidance of his loving parents. In 1975 he moved his young family to the Sarnia area to serve the people of Sarnia-Lambton for over twenty-seven years as the President of J.P. Anderson & Sons Fuel Ltd. He was known by everyone he met to be a warm-hearted encourager and honest business owner who put his customers and employees at the forefront of everything he did. He was also quick with a smile, a witty remark, or a hug. To know him was truly to love him. After his retirement he moved back to Simcoe County where he reacquainted himself with the people and area that he knew and loved in his earlier years. Here, he rekindled many old friendships and created even more new ones. He served faithfully for many years as a deacon at Northside Bible Chapel in Barrie, where he gave counsel to many and was loved by all. Only eternity will truly tell of the lives he touched through his very generous financial participation in the many Christian missions he supported all over the wo...


Friday, September 30, 2016

Stanley Valliere, her mother Daisy Evelyn Gazley and father Oliver Frank Gazley. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at the FAWCETT FUNERAL HOME located at 182 Mill St. Creemore, Ontario on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made in Carol's name to the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, a national and grassroots non-profit organization committed to protecting our environment, communities and future. ( Friends may visit Carol's online Book of Memories at: Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Margaret Tessier

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tessier; Margaret (Peggy) Passed away peacefully in Creemore on Wednesday August 10, 2016 at the age of 96. Peggy of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Gord Tessier. Peggy will be missed by her son Terry McVicar, sister-in-law Lily Abram and niece Penni Abram. Many thanks to the staff at Creedan Valley Care Community. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. — 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...

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 ( 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...

'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...