Dryden ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Harold UnderhillFriday, March 17, 2017
Debbie) Underhill, (St. Thomas, ON); David Underhill (London, ON),
Darren Underhill (London, ON); Nanette (Charles) Smith, Pilley’s Island, NL &
Ralph Moores (Boundary Creek, NB); Aunt Evelyn (Dryden,ON),
Brother: Bill Underhill (Fran) (Alymer, ON),
Sisters: Mary-Lou Hryckowian, (Edmonton, AB),
Linda Corsaut (Bev)(Alymer, ON). 10 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren.
He also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews
and a large circle or family & friends.
Deputies confirm receiving reports of car break-ins after funeral of Kaylee Wacht - CNYcentral.comFriday, February 17, 2017
County Sheriff's Deputies have confirmed they have received reports of cars belonging to mourners of Kaylee Wacht being broken into and stolen from. Wacht was killed in an accident on Sheldon Road in Dryden at approximately 5 p.m. on December 4th.The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department told us that they received several different reports of car break-ins from several different people at 2272 Dryden Road, where people had gathered after the 11-year-olds funeral. Deputies say they currently have no leads in the investigation.Authorities say money and purses were stolen out of a couple of cars and at least one vehicle had its windows broken.It's been a week since Carrie Burlingame-Powers and her family got the awful news of the sudden death of her niece Kaylee Wacht; the 11-year-old had been hit by a truck.As the family gathered Tuesday at the VFW in Dryden after the funeral, they were hit with even more hardship when four cars were broken into in the parking lot."We spent the whole day, we spent the whole week trying to honor Kaylee and her memory and then someone comes and does something so awful and it just is really disrespectful," said Burlingame-Powers.Car windows were smashed, and Carrie says people quickl...
Jean (Jane) RichardsWednesday, February 8, 2017
Bill's family farm. Jean took over the post office that was attached to their home. Their daughter, Patricia, was born in 1943. They immigrated to Canada in 1948 and enjoyed life in Dryden, Ontario and then relocated to Port Credit, Ontario a few years later. Jean worked for Norwich Union for twenty five years before retiring. Jean was an active person and could be seen daily on her walks along Lakeshore Blvd. Even as her mobility decreased, she would be out walking with the aid of her walker. She and Bill loved to golf and they also loved to travel. They enjoyed family camping trips in all parts of Ontario and the States, golf holidays in Florida, trips to England and fishing trips on Black Sturgeon Lake with her sister and family. In her later years, Jean treasured her phone calls from her granddaughter, April, who lives in Edmonton, and the many cups of tea at Cama Woodlands with her niece, Dianne, as they enjoyed laughs and memories of Jean's life growing up in England. Jean will be lovingly remembered for her ability to always find the bright side of life, her wonderful sense of humour, her delicious strawberry rhubarb pies, her special lattes, her enjoyment of an occasional rye and ginger, her fine renditions of "True Love" and "Que Sera, Sera", and her strong support of family and friends. Her nieces, Irene and Dianne, often benefited from her open doors. When Irene worked in Toronto and Dianne was at school in Hamilton, they knew they would be warmly welcomed at Jean's and Bill's for a weekend. This warm welcome was extended to others too, when they were far from home. A sincere thank you is extended to the staff at Cama Woodlands for the excellent care Jean received over the three years she was a resident there. As per Jean's wishes, there will not be a formal funeral service. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to Cama Woodlands Long Term Care Home would be greatly appreciated.
Heartbreak at Christmas - The North Bay NuggetTuesday, December 27, 2016
He was excited to become a great-grandfather in the new year.
Benoit was also a huge Montreal Canadians fan and loved some of the all-time hockey greats like Rocket Richard, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy.
“Some days I had to shut off the television because his blood pressure was to high,” said Benoit's son Real Benoit Junior. “I'd always pick the team the Canadians played against. He knew I just did it to bug him."
Benoit was also a family man and a hard worker who was still working at his accounting firm Benoit & Co.
His family said he always knew how to save a penny and always had an abundance of the necessities like detergent and toilet paper stashed at his home.
But his heart and soul belonged to his wife of 56 years.
His family said their father had a special bond with their mother like no other.
“He loved her so much.”
Brooks said her father started the tradition of buying his wife roses on their anniversary right from the beginning.
“From the first year to year 24 he always bought her one single red rose,” she said. "It was something she always looked forward to."
“On their 25th anniversary he surprised her with 25 red roses. From year 26 to 49 he bought her one single white rose and on their 50th anniversary he presented her with 25 red roses and 25 white.”
The roses Benoit bought Suzanne Friday sits on their kitchen table.
A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14 at Hillside Funeral Home.
Instead of flowers the Benoit family is asking for those who want to send expressions of sympathy to donate to the Gathering Place.
“Dad was a man who never wanted to see anyone go hungry. He would have wanted this,” Brooks said.
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'Diefenbaby' dies: George Dryden, likely son of former PM, dead at 47 - CTV NewsTuesday, December 20, 2016
Colin Perkel, The Canadian PressPublished Monday, May 2, 2016 10:34AM EDTLast Updated Monday, May 2, 2016 11:20AM EDT
TORONTO -- George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker, died on Sunday, a longtime friend said.
Dryden, 47, who had terminal pancreatic disease, suffered fatal injuries in a suicide attempt, Merry-Ellen Unan said.
He blamed decades of alcohol abuse for the illness.
"I didn't have a bad life," he told The Canadian Press last week in his last interview. "I basically ended up killing myself."
Dryden, who bore an uncanny resemblance to "The Chief," grew up in a Toronto family of privilege as the son of prominent federal Liberal Gordon Dryden. About five years ago, however, a cousin told him it had long been a quiet family rumour that Dryden's mother, Mary Lou Dryden, had an affair with Diefenbaker that led to his conception.
In a stunning revelation, DNA tests confirmed Gordon Dryden was not his biological parent.
"For somebody who knows who their father is, it seems kind of strange," Dryden said at t...
'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...
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...
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...