Dryden ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral service for Steve Fobister set for Tuesday - Tbnewswatch.comSaturday, March 2, 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 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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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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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...
'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...