Deep River ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Baird (nee Pollock), Lois Irene, (May 4, 2017) - Lambton ShieldFriday, June 02, 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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BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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 www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...