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Four GoFundMe pages set up for family of Ajax murder victims - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Friday. The final page, the DCWS Pejcinovski Family Relief Fund, was started by War Veal — according to the description, being done so on behalf of the Durham Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Riding Association. “A terrible, unspeakable tragedy occurred On March 14th in Ajax Ontario,” it says. “In a matter of hours (the family’s) world has been rocked in an unimaginable way.” The page, which had raised $344 of their $5,000 goal, says all donations will go directly to the family to use how they see fit, “whether it be funeral costs, therapy or education.” “This is hopefully only a start to fundraising initiatives and awareness to domestic violence and the lives it destroys,” they wrote. “Any size donation is gratefully appreciated and needed.”GoFundMe has been closely monitoring the campaigns related to the Pejcinovskis this week, spokesperson Rachel Hollis wrote in an email to the Star on Friday. “It’s not uncommon for someone to create a GoFundMe to help another individual after a news report,” she explained. “We are monitoring all campaigns set up to support the family and our team is reviewing all campaigns to ensure the funds reach the Pejcinovski family directly.”Hollis identified the Roy Pejcinovski Family Fund and Pejcinovski Family Relief as “actively” raising funds, and said their team would work with those campaign organizers to safely deliver the funds to the family. “For the additional campaigns that have been set up, we will work with the organizers to ensure the funds reach the Pejcinovski family,” she added. “When a campaign is created on behalf of another individual, the funds are held by our team and released only to the person named as the beneficiary of the campaign. If a campaign organizer has a direct, personal connection to the beneficiary, then in some instances the campaign organizer may withdraw the funds to provide directly to the beneficiary.”If questions arise, Hollis says GoFundMe’s Trust & Safety team would hold the funds unless the benficiary was “verified to our satisfaction.” “This layer of protection makes sure that the funds go only into the right hands,” she said.GoFundMe doesn’t investigate the claims stated by each campaign organizer, according to their website. “Rather, we provide visitors with the tools to make an informed decision as to who they choose to support. While GoFundMe and its payment partners do provide a number of safeguards to deter fraud, we must insist that visitors follow the advice stated on each and every campaign: ‘Only donate to people you personally know & trust.’”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Funeral for Ajax family murder victims set for Saturday - Toronto SunThursday, April 12, 2018
Church on Thorncliffe Park Dr. on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Roy Pejcinovski (INSTAGRAM)A visitation is scheduled on Friday between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Funeral Centre at 50 Overlea Blvd.Durham Regional Police arrived at the family’s Hilling Dr. home on March 14 after Pejcinovski, 39, didn’t show up for her shift at the Ajax spa she worked at. The owner of the spa went to the house and was met by Cory Fenn, the dead woman’s on-again-off-again boyfriend. She said there was blood on his arm.‘He looked very scary’: Spa owner met at door by triple homicide accused killerAccused triple killer ‘very jealous,’ victim’s ex-boyfriend saysFAMILY SHATTERED: Man charged in murders of Ajax mom, son, daughterHockey teammates pay tribute to victim of Ajax triple slayingInvestigators found him in Oshawa a few hours later.Krissy’s surviving 16-year-old daughter, the eldest of her three kids, is with her father.
Venellia “Vana” PejcinovskiAn ex-boyfriend of Krassimira described Fenn as “very jealous,” who would often check through her phone. Others have alleged domestic violence in the relationship.Fenn, 29, faces three second-degree murder charges. He remains in custody until next court date on Mar. 29, when he is expected to appear via video.
Cory Fenn, 29, is accused of the second-degree murder of Krassimira Pejcinovski and her two children, Roy, 15, and Venallia, 13, in Ajax.To help family members with funeral costs, a GoFundMe was set up with a goal of r...
Jack DavidchukWednesday, August 2, 2017
University of Manitoba. After four years of studying and teaching in France, Jack returned to Canada and taught French in Winnipeg and Northern Ontario. He spent the rest of his teaching career in Durham Region.
After retirement, he continued his lifelong love of learning and earned multiple degrees at Glendon College.
Jack had a deep love of the natural world. He was an organic gardener who spent many happy years in his large vegetable garden and enjoyed sharing the abundance of his labours with family and friends. He trod lightly upon this earth.
To celebrate the life and mourn his passing, a public visitation will take place on Friday July 28th from 12pm to 1pm with a funeral service to start at 1pm in the chapel at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home.
LEE, James 'Jimmy' Wai - Oshawa ExpressWednesday, July 5, 2017
NERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. until the sharing of Memorial Tributes beginning at 6:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jimmy to the Durham Region Humane Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared at makfuneralhome.com.Share this:RelatedLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Body of missing Oshawa father Cameron Bailie found in Lake Ontario - Toronto StarWednesday, July 5, 2017
In terms of the exact cause of death we are still working with the coroner and the medical experts to determine what that was,” said Dave Selby, a spokesperson with Durham Region police.Bailie’s sister Amanda Gerrard said there is no family medical history to suggest any natural causes for his death. So while Bailie has been found, information about how he died means “it’s a waiting game again,” she said.Much of the search efforts into Bailie’s whereabouts focused around the park and Lake Ontario along the Oshawa shoreline, about 3.8 km from his home.“Our suspicions were that he was in the water,” said Glen Turpin, co-ordinator for the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team (OVERT). The team performed two water searches by boat, travelling from Darlington to Whitby, using “very limited technology,” including sonar.Bailie’s body was found in an area of the lake that had already been heavily searched but the “incredible amount of dynamics involved,” from drastic changes in temperature over the last two seasons to strong currents, would impact those efforts, Turpin said.Bailie’s shoes were previously found within the park that borders the area where the body was found. They were found in separate locations, which the family found unusual.Bailie had no history of mental illness. Gerrard saw him the night before he was last seen and said all appeared to be well.“There was nothing out of the ordinary,” she said in a March interview. “I’m a nurse. I...
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...