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'She was everything:' Family mourns Fergus mother killed in head-on crash - TheSpec.com

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The 38-year-old woman — a teacher, a nurse, a wife and a mother of three boys — died in a head-on collision on Thursday afternoon on County Road 21 near the 4th Line, just outside of Elora. The family and those who knew her are reeling from her loss."She was everything," said Randy, her husband of nearly 14 years, reached by phone on Monday morning."She was smart, beautiful, selfless—she taught me how to be selfless."The tragic crash "blindsided" the family, he said, his voice breaking off at times in bouts of emotion. He and his boys, aged 8,10 and 12, have been dealing with the news in their own way. Sometimes they break down and sometimes they talk it out, but they've been making their way forward with the full support of the community.On Friday, Patrick Stiles, Randy's brother, launched a GoFundMe campaign in Amy's name to help her family get through the initial trauma. By Monday afternoon, the campaign had raised more than $26,000 by around 380 people."Everybody just loved her," he said, adding all the money collected will given to Randy and his kids to help them move forward from this tragedy.The family is going through moments of "shock and denial," but they're supporting one another and generally coping well at this point, Patrick said.As the weeks go by and life returns to normal again...

Two infants killed in 1903 train wreck near Ponsonby - Wellington Advertiser

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Between 1900 and 1909, the Grand Trunk suffered six wrecks on its line from Guelph to Elora and Fergus. Most tragic of these was a derailment on March 18, 1903, about one mile south of Ponsonby in Pilkington Township, where the line crossed a stream known locally as Keating Creek. This mishap claimed the lives of two infants, and sent about 30 people to hospitals in Fergus and Guelph. On the fateful morning, a Wednesday, engineer Fred Heslewood eased Train 17 out of the Guelph station at a few minutes after 11am. He was almost a half hour behind schedule, but this was not unusual for the Grand Trunk. He stopped briefly at Marden, which was only a flag stop for this train, to let off Roadmaster Ferguson, who wanted to check some trackage in the large gravel pit there. Heslewood started his train again to make the dash to Elora. Two miles farther, he glanced back and noticed the rear car seemed to be out of alignment. He had just crested a hill, and his train gained speed as it approached the crossing of Keating Creek, which was swollen with spring flood water. The last car, a first class coach, was indeed off the rails, and bouncing the passengers “like marbles in a box,” according to one survivor. The bobbing coach soon pulled the car in front of it – a combination smoking car and mail car – off the rails. The third car, filled with express and baggage, followed, and the tender of the locomotive derailed as well when Heslewood managed to get his locomotive stopped. By then the cars had careened down a 15-foot embankment, landing on their sides in two feet of icy water. Bruised and dazed passengers moaned as they tried to pull themselves out of the water and off one another. The uninjured broke windows and pulled themselves out, then tried to get the injured out. Dr. Savage of Guelph, a passenger, took charge of the rescue effort. Uninjured passengers, ...
http://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/columns.cfm?articleID%3D1000002010

Gary Smith Passes - Standardbred Canada

Friday, January 06, 2017

Burnaby, Bill (Janice) of Peterborough, Peter of Peterborough, Rhonda (Jeff Bond) of Pontypool, Jamie (Stephanie) of Walkerton and Pamela of Peterborough. Missed by Gail’s sons Chris (Amy) Murray of Elora and Brent (Melissa) Murray of Peterborough. Grandpa of Ella, Charlotte and Raelyn Murray. Will also be missed by his farm dog Buster. Predeceased by his parents John Raymond Smith and Teresa Nora McLaren, sister Donna, younger brother Stanley Raymond and two infant brothers. Gary loved Ennismore, loved being on the land, and most importantly loved his family whom he took particular interest in mentoring and instilling the life skills he held near. Proud of his accomplishments but forever striving to move forward, always with an eye to the future. He leaves a legacy built by his work ethic, determination, intelligence and guile. ‘May the work I’ve done speak for me.’ A visitation will be held at Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. Interment St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or “Raise the Barn” Fund at Lang Pioneer Village. Friends may send condolences to Gary’s family by visiting hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355. Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Gary Smith. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/notices/12-28-16/gary-smith-passes.html

Man says seatbelt and driving slower may have saved his brother - Waterloo Record

Friday, September 09, 2016

KITCHENER — The brother of a Kitchener man who died after his car rolled over into a ditch near Elora early Sunday says his younger brother might still be alive if he was wearing his seatbelt and not speeding. Cameron Henrich, who would have turned 33 later this month, was travelling west on Wellington Road 21 south of Elora when he left the roadway for unknown reasons, said Wellington County OPP. He was the only person in the Acura vehicle. Cory Henrich, 36, of Kitchener, said his brother left for Wasaga Beach on Saturday and was on his way home early Sunday. He was to take his 13-year-old son Trayden Woods back-to-school shopping on Sunday. His son was to start Grade 9 on Tuesday. Cory said if his brother had his seatbelt on, he may have been saved. "It's there for a reason. You have to use it," said Cory, through tears on Tuesday. His brother liked fast cars, but Cory wished he raced on tracks and not public roadways. "The limit is not there for a debate. No, dude stay below 100," he said. His brother's last Facebook post was at 5:04 a.m. and it is believed the accident occurr...
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6843278-man-says-seatbelt-and-driving-slower-may-have-saved-his-brother/

Hundreds turn out for a memorial for a Kitchener man killed in a weekend crash - CTV News

Friday, September 09, 2016

Kitchener man who died in a single-vehicle crash on the weekend. Friends, family and strangers turned out for a car rally in support of Cameron Henrich. The 32-year-old was killed on Sunday near Elora when his car left the road and rolled over. He was not wearing a seatbelt. His family says he was speeding, and was often distracted while he was driving. They are now speaking out about their loss, hoping they can save other lives. “I didn’t want Cam's death to be in vain for no good reason. We believe that if he'd been wearing a seatbelt he'd still be with us today,” said Cam’s brother, Craig Ainsworth. Ainsworth wants to spread the message of putting safety first when behind the wheel. “Ultimately we need to be a lot safer on the roads and if you like to drive fast there’s a time and place for that. Public roads where we can hurt other people is not the place.” More than $4,000 was raised at Thursday’s rally. Proceeds will go toward funeral costs, and to Henrich’s 13-year-old son. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/hundreds-turn-out-for-a-memorial-for-a-kitchener-man-killed-in-a-weekend-crash-1.3064764

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / The Canadian Press 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316