Dryden ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral service for Steve Fobister set for Tuesday - Tbnewswatch.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
Steve Fobister, a community activist and former Chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, will take place Tuesday.
Fobister passed away in hospital in Kenora on Oct. 11 at the age of 66.
Born in Dryden, Ontario, he also served as Grand Chief of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty # 3 territory.
Current Treaty 3 Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh calls Fobister "a tireless advocate" for his people, having brought awareness of the need to protect the environment and to address systemic racism in the justice and health systems.
In 2014, he embarked on a hunger strike to bring attention to the impact on his people of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon river system.
Fobister ended the protest when he was able to meet with Ontario's minister of aboriginal affairs, David Zimmer, and received assurances that the issue of mercury contamination would be addressed.
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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 08, 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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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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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 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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