Elgin ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral held in honour of 4 abandoned babies in Ontario - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Ontario and those are the ones that are found,” said Ellen Campbell, CEO and founder of Abuse Hurts, the organization laying the abandoned babies to rest, in association with Elgin Mills Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Centres.
Newborn baby reportedly found near Toronto mall was born at nearby home, not abandoned: police source Campbell was overcome with emotion as she spoke to the crowd. She has overseen the burials of 11 babies over 11 years.“The majority of babies, that we know the history is, they’ve been thrown in the garbage or dumpster or left in a suitcase,” Campbell said.Three of the babies now being buried were found together in a box in London, Ont., in 2009. The fourth baby was abandoned this past Christmas in a Toronto hospital.“If you abandon that baby in a field or in a dumpster or in a lake, there’s a distinct possibility that that baby is going to die,” John Muise, the director of Public Safety for Abuse Hurt, said.He and Campbell are pushing for safe haven laws for Ontario, like in the United States, that would provide a safe alternative to infant abandonment.“It’s just an opportunity to say, ‘You have a safe space that you can go, you can leave that baby safely in a baby box in a hospital,'” he said. “And you can leave that situation no questions asked, nobody is going to judge you, but that baby is going to be alive, that baby is going to be cared for.”Currently, all 50 states in the U.S. have enacted “Safe Haven Laws” or “Baby Moses Laws,” allowing mothers to leave unwanted babies in de...
Kathleen FritzWednesday, August 2, 2017
On February 24, 1916 Kathleen was born in Mount Forest Ontario to Dr. and Mrs. George Beacom- a sister for Jack, Roy and Bill – now deceased. She is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Elgin Fritz. Kathleen is survived by her niece, Hope (Ron) Fennell and their children Maeghan (Mike) Rohwer and John (Christine) Fennell and their children Ava and Carter; her nieces Janet (Glenn) Smyth, Betty (Paul) Thornton, nephews Gardiner (Joan) Beacom, Kirk (Delilah) Beacom and their children. She is predeceased by her nephew, Karl (Jackie) Beacom and their children.
Kathleen remembered fondly her days in Mount Forest – leadership of fine teachers and access to sports with her brothers and friends.
After graduating from Listowel Secondary School, Kathleen attended Teachers College in Stratford Ontario – the start of a 35year teaching career that included schools in Milverton, Stratford, Leaside and St. Catharines.
In 1950 Kathleen married Elgin Fritz and moved from Leaside, Toronto to St. Catharines where they enjoyed volunteer and church activities together. Neighbourhood children came often for cookies, hand-made mittens and story time. Elgin predeceased her in 1988.
Kathleen was a...
Ross McMasterTuesday, May 9, 2017
McMASTER, Ross Alden – passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side. Ross McMaster of Wooler in his 93rd year. Loved son of the late Elgin and Elva (Hawley) McMaster. Beloved husband of Anne (Meyer) McMaster. Loving father of Anne's children, the Late Sydney (Sandi) Van Vaals of Markham, Harry (Barbara) Van Vaals of Calgary, Jeannie Button of Trenton and Kevin Van Vaals of Orland. Ever remembered grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of seven. Predeceased by sister Hazel White. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Wednesday, May 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service will be held at the Wooler United Church on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Kathy Edmison officiating. Interment McPhails Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Wooler United Church Memorial Fund or the Hastings and Prince Edward Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
Ten Moments in Canadian Popular Culture - Brock PressTuesday, April 4, 2017
Ouimet’s own movies) as well as French and translated American movies. Twenty years after its establishment, the Ouimentoscope closed its doors. Come 1957, The Elgin Theatre in Ottawa became the first theatre in the world with two screens capable of screening two programs at once.1915 – “In Flanders Field” was writtenThe iconic war poem of remembrance, “In Flanders Field,” was written by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915 and published in a British magazine on December 8. McCrae fought in the second battle of Ypres, in Flanders, Belgium, and felt inspired to write after attending the funeral of his friend and fellow soldier, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer. By the end of World War I in 1918, red poppies, made popular by the poem, were used as a mark of remembrance for those who served their country.1920 – Group of Seven ExhibitionThe Group of Seven was an iconic group of Canadian painters who came together in 1920 and continued to work together to produce art into the 1930s. During this time, they started the first major national art movement in Canada. The group, best known for their breathtaking landscape paintings and the great influence they had on Canadian artists to come, were some of the most important artists in the country. Today, pieces of their artwork collections can be found at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.1976 – Toronto International Film Festival beginsThe Toronto International Film Festival, founded in 1976, is one of the most worldrenound and influential film festivals in the world to date. The event, originally — and strangely — named the Toronto Festival of Festivals, was a movie extravaganza of the best films from other global film festivals and has since featured and even premiered many Oscar winning pictures. Until the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2010, the festival had no “permanent” location, but had moved from its original location in Yorkville to the Toronto Entertainment District where it remains today. As one of the most publicly-attended film festivals, TIFF receives an estimated half-million viewers, visitors and fans every year.1980 – Terry Fox starts his run across CanadaManitoba-born Terry Fox started his iconic Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980. The run, which was intended to span the entire length of Canada, was Terry’s way of raising awareness for cancer — the reason behind the loss of his leg. Along his route, crowds would wait to greet the “hometown hero” as he passed by, cheering him on. Terry was forced to stop his run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario in the fall of 1980 and come the summer of 1981, he passed away after the cancer returned and spread to his lungs. To this day, schools and organizations across Canada take part in an annual Terry Fox run, in hope that one day cancer will be cured.1984 – Cirque du Soleil is foundedFounded and based in Montr...
Robert SmithFriday, March 17, 2017
Memorial donations to Grey-Bruce VON would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, 519-832-2222 with memorial online at www.tabrownfuneralhome.com...
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...
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...
'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...