Deep River ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Baird (nee Pollock), Lois Irene, (May 4, 2017) - Lambton ShieldFriday, June 2, 2017
She grew up in Lampton County and never lost her love of the land, was an excellent gardener, passing on her knowledge and expertise to her daughter Carolyn. Most of her adult life was spent in Deep River, Ontario, where she worked as a chemist at the Atomic Energy Facility in the Chalk River Nuclear Plant, Laboratories and Research Facility. She has lived for many years in Lindsay Ontario. An intelligent woman educated in the sciences, she appreciated intelligence, hard work, good food and a sense of humour. She loved to travel and had been almost everywhere in the world. She was determined, hard working and a true participant both in her family and her community. She will be missed for her laughter, sage-advice, high standards (which made all of us want to go that extra mile), can do attitude and most of all for her love. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the STODDART FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE , 24 Mill Street, Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205). Online condolences may be directed towww.stoddartfuneralhome.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
John SchmidtFriday, March 17, 2017
John spent much of his time woodworking, making intricate fretwork pieces, including cathedral clocks. Two of those clocks now are on display at the Canadian Clock Museum in Deep River, Ontario. During the last years of his life, John’s lively Boston Terrier Bobo was never far from his side.
Public visitation will take place at 11 a.m. and a memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, March 17 at Armstrong Funeral Home at 124 King Street East, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B6. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Honoring Anna Wirkkala Ehrlund - Chinook ObserverFriday, August 12, 2016
Anna may lead prayers or read scriptures in Finnish or English. She also sings with the choir and gives speeches. She encourages us to honor our ancestors buried at Peaceful Hill, Deep River, Salmon Creek and Grays River cemeteries.
After her husband Bill died, Anna had many visitors. Some came as suitors, bringing sweet peas or roses; others brought smoked fish or crawdads. Anna was not interested in remarrying but was hospitable. She also took an interest in the young people. If some of the fellows had been drinking when they came to call, she was understanding. She knew all too well the pull of alcohol on the Finns, her people. She listened and treated them with respect. They responded in kind.
Anna enjoys sitting out in her backyard watching the night sky. She delights in looking for the North Star, the Big Dipper, Orion, and the star showers of August. She turns her eyes to the heavens, contemplating eternity. Many of us join her for those special evenings.
For our first Finnish-American Folk Festival, we expected 200 people and instead had 2,000! We had the guidance from the Washington Commission for the Humanities. They encouraged us and admired our festival.
After such a success, it seemed we had to go on to another festival. I was chair then but my husband was being transferred and we had to move. I could not continue as chairman. But Anna came forward, the natural one to lead. She was invaluable in setting up the structure of Naselle’s Finnish-American Folk Festival. She worked with people on the by-laws, committees, protocol, and rules. She praised and encouraged us all. She could see “the big picture.” She was steady and reminded us of our motto, “Love and Unity.” She chaired the festival for several years.
Anna has a natural strength, yet sweet presence. At FinnFest USA in Seattle, she marched into the University of Washington’s Red Square with professors, diplomats, and leaders of state. She looked so regal, graceful and so pretty, right where she belonged. We were proud.
Anna was busy during our festival, but she always said that if she had time she would like to go sit in the courtyard and delight in greeting old friends and meeting new people. Maybe she would ask the question an auntie did: “Who you be and Where You come From?”
I hope that you will take time to explore all the nooks and crannies of our festival, and also save time for visiting in the courtyard.
Our prayers are with Anna, hoping for a sunny day in the courtyard where we can all “meet and greet” old friends and newcomers. Then both Anna and you can ask, “Who you be and where you come from?”
Enjoy this glorious day — and learning, meeting and greeting. Don’t forget to thank the good people of Naselle for this fine festival. Thank you all for coming. God Bless You. See you soon — nakemiin!
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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...