Elgin ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Jason Geerts remembered as dedicated police officer, family man - The London Free PressWednesday, March 27, 2019
ALS, such as his electric chair and bed."He's an inspiration for us," he said.A funeral service in celebration of Jason's life will be held at the East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m.E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: @JuhaatLFPress
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Eric Bunnell's People: Always room for the miniature - St. Thomas Times-JournalSaturday, March 02, 2019
Not sleet nor rain nor snow - all of which we seem to have had in abundance this winter in StT and Elgin - stand in the way of the 2019 edition of Portside Gallery's just announced, almost-annual late-winter show of miniatures.Fingers crossed!A flood forced cancellation of the 2018 exhibition of small artworks at the artist-run cooperative gallery on Main St. in Port Stanley. A disappointment. It's a popular event as winter dregs on.About 30 artists from the region usually contribute to the invitational exhibition. Their submissions can be no greater than 16 square inches. (Don't ask me metric!) Prices are equally as modest for the ready-to-hang pieces, and Portside pronounces, "When you think that you have no more room for art you can always find a small spot for a miniature!"Judging the show this year is London artist Jamie Jardine, who will award a $100 first prize.The exhibition runs the month of March with an opening 2 p.m. March 3.Good week for Aaron Walpole.The talented song-and-dance man is announced for Drayton Entertainment's coming production, Rocky: The Musical.Since Broadway and the national U.S. tour of Kinky Boots, Aaron pretty much is a regular on the Drayton stage. Saw him in fall in Cambridge as Sancho, sidekick to Drayton boss Alex Mustakas as Don Quixote. Solid.Joining what Drayton promises is a "knockout cast...
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 ...
Kathleen FritzWednesday, August 02, 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 09, 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...
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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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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