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Caring Cremation Centre

128 Talbot Street North
Essex, ON N8M 2C4
(519) 776-7565

Kennedy Funeral Home

128 Talbot Street North
Essex, ON N8M 2C4
(519) 776-7378

Reid Funeral Home

87 Maidstone Avenue East
Essex, ON N8M 2J3
(519) 776-4233

Essex ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ted DeckerDECKER, Theodore James – It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Ted Decker. His seven-year battle with cancer ended on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Windsor-Essex Hospice. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Rita. Left to mourn are his loving wife June (Sloat), brothers...

Cemetery out, 'water burial' in - The Sudbury Star

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Crown land, private property or body of water.Lesperance, who has worked in the funeral industry for the past 36 years, operating primarily out of the Windsor and Essex County area, said water burials have been done privately by families for years.“I'm a charter service specifically dedicated to the funeral industry,” he said.“I'm the first of its kind.”Lesperance said having a funeral home take care of the arrangements ensures “it's done respectfully, professionally, abiding by all the rules and regulations.”McKinlay said there is no requirement to go through a funeral home to scatter cremated remains, but if someone where to offer a charter service for this purpose, they would need to be licensed as a funeral home.The reason why a funeral service licence exists, he said, “is those who do make a profit from funeral services ought to be licensed and regulated.”There is a biodegradable water scattering urn available that Lesperance said provides an “eco-friendly way of providing this service.”He said water is saturated in the urn, causing it to sink to the bottom in about 15 to 20 minutes from the time it’s launched from the boat.A prayer service or some words of remembrance can be spoken during that time to provide a closing aspect to the ceremony, Lesperance said.A certificate of scattering of ashes is also provided that includes the exact GPS co-ordinates of where a loved one's ashes were scattered so families and friends can revisit the area or have another person's ashes placed in the same location in the future, he said.McKinlay said providing the service is just another aspect of the evolution taking place in the funeral industry, which is seeing more people moving away from traditional funeral services.Earlier this year, the funeral home became one of the few in Ontario to obtain a permanent liquor licence for its Chatham location.“We're trying to do our best to lead the pack,” McKinlay said. “It's been very satisfying number of months.” Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/08/02/cemetery-out-water-burial-in

Funeral services set for EMS district chief Shawn Davis - Windsor ... - CBC.ca

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Funeral services for Shawn Davis, district chief of Essex-Windsor EMS, have been scheduled for Tuesday. Davis, who lived in Chatham, died Wednesday at the age of 52.Ontario's Special Investigations Unit identified Shawn Davis as the man who died suddenly during a police investigation at a Chatham home Wednesday morning.The provincial police watchdog said Chatham police responded to reports of domestic abuse at the home located near St. Clair Street and McNaughten Avenue late Tuesday night, but officers did not enter until 7 a.m. the next day.Visitation for Davis will be held at McKinlay Funeral Homes on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and again on Monday at the same times. A Masonic service will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service on Tuesday at 11 a.m.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/funeral-services-set-for-ems-district-chief-shawn-davis-1.4226737

Windsor man dies in single vehicle crash in Lakeshore - CTV News

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 6:48PM EDT Provincial police say a man from Windsor was killed in a single vehicle crash in Lakeshore. The crash was reported around 5:45 p.m. Sunday on Essex County Road 23 (Naylor Sideroad) between South Middle Road and North Talbot Road. OPP say 20-year-old Bailey Major of Windsor was pronounced dead at the scene after his SUV left the roadway and crashed before bursting into flames. Naylor Sideroad was closed for roughly four hours while police investigated.Funeral arrangements for Bailey Major have been made at the Families First funeral home. A visitation will be held at the funeral home in south Windsor on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home on Dougall Avenue.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/windsor-man-dies-in-single-vehicle-crash-in-lakeshore-1.3525872

Body of Mexican canoeist recovered in Kingsville, say OPP - Windsor Star

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kingsville the evening before.Jason Kryk / Windsor StarThe body of a Mexican man whose canoe capsized off the shores of Kingsville has been recovered, say police.Essex County OPP said the remains of 25-year-old Juan Carlos Alfaro were located via helicopter in the waters of Lake Erie near County Road 31 in Kingsville on June 1 around 1:30 p.m.The discovery ended an extensive five-day search for Alfaro, a Mexican national who had been living in Kingsville and working on a farm in the area.Police said their investigation is now complete.Tyler Jones, who works on a property on St. Luke Crescent in Kingsville, watched as OPP recovered the remains from the water.“I noticed an enormously bloated body washed up on the shore,” Jones said. “It was kind of hard to miss … It was a pretty nasty sight, to be totally honest. It was pretty grotesque.”Jones said he feels badly for the dead man, but he hopes the incident is a sharp reminder to the public about boating safety.“Especially with the warmer season coming up, people need to be a hell of a lot more careful,” Jones said.Alfaro drowned on the evening of May 28 when his canoe tipped over in the water east of County Road 45.Alfaro had gone fishing alone. According to polic...
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/body-of-mexican-canoeist-recovered-in-kingsville-say-opp

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj — 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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 Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal