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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Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault StarThursday, 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 (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) 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 StarThursday, 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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj
— 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...