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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...
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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...
'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...