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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 07, 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

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days. Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988. Bill Grimshaw / The Canadian Press When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Cecile J. Briggs -

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at Let's block ads! (Why?)...