Creemore ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
HISTORY: Fracture over French Canadians - Orillia Packet & TimesFriday, 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 AndersonWednesday, 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...
CAROL ANNE VALLIERE (GAZLEY) - Simcoe.comFriday, 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. (www.sierraclub.ca) Friends may visit Carol's online Book of Memories at: www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com
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Margaret TessierThursday, 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 www.carruthersdavidson.com...
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...
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...