Georgina ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Simcoe County history - Bradford TimesWednesday, July 5, 2017
Morrison was born Jan. 20, 1822, in Edinburgh, Scotland.His father, a discharged sergeant of the 82nd Royal Highland Regiment, and a widower, brought the family to Upper Canada in 1830, settling in Georgina Township. Farming didn’t fit his father’s personality and, a year later, Angus’s father opened the Golden Ball Tavern. He might have been inspired by his marriage to the daughter of famous Upper Canadian bar owner John Montgomery, of Montgomery Tavern fame, where the main battle of the 1837 Rebellion took place. (Montgomery was a Barrie resident and is buried there.)Angus joined the law firm of his brother, J.C. Morrison, in 1839 as a clerk and was called to the bar in 1845. He later opened his own firm at 110 King St. W., Toronto. It would become one of the leading firms in the province.But it wasn’t even law that made Angus’s name. He was famous in Toronto for his athletic abilities, his dash, his broad chest, thick, curly hair and mutton-chop sideburns and his fashion sense. He was an avid rower and was declared champion of Toronto Bay in both 1840 and 1841 in the annual sculling races. He was also one of the city’s leading curlers – an accomplished skip with the Toronto Curling Club, taking part in all-day competitions on the frozen lake.His connections, formed through his va...
Drunk driver apologizes to friends, families of three victims: 'I am to blame' - Nanaimo News NOW Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Alec's mother, Georgina Alec, spoke in court earlier Thursday about how the sexual and physical abuse she suffered in Canada's residential school system made her a poor parent, which had a profoundly negative impact on her son.The only parenting role models she had were the priests, nuns and brothers who were supposed to care for her during the 12 years she spent at St. Mary's Indian Residential School in Mission, B.C., she said."I didn't know how to show love," she said. "I'm supposed to love my children unconditionally. At that time I didn't know how. It took me years … to learn how to be a good parent."Alec's mother, who later suffered from alcohol addiction, told the court how she and her fellow residential school students were called "stupid Indians" so frequently that she started to believe the only thing she is worthy of "is getting beat up and strapped and punched and knocked on the head and abused.""We're always told by the non-natives at home, 'Get over it. Get over it.' I'd like to see them get over something so drastic as what the residential schools put me through," she said.Alec's mother finished her testimony by apologizing to the victims' families, saying she hopes to one day have a conversation with them.Crown counsel is expected to deliver a brief reply Friday morning, after which the judge said he would reserve his decision on sentencing until April 28.— Follow @gwomand on TwitterGeordon Omand, The Canadian PressLet's block ads! (Why?)...
BC drunk driver apologizes to friends, families of three victims: 'I am to blame' - CTV NewsTuesday, April 4, 2017
Alec's mother, Georgina Alec, spoke in court earlier Thursday about how the sexual and physical abuse she suffered in Canada's residential school system made her a poor parent, which had a profoundly negative impact on her son.
The only parenting role models she had were the priests, nuns and brothers who were supposed to care for her during the 12 years she spent at St. Mary's Indian Residential School in Mission, B.C., she said.
"I didn't know how to show love," she said. "I'm supposed to love my children unconditionally. At that time I didn't know how. It took me years to learn how to be a good parent."
Alec's mother, who later suffered from alcohol addiction, told the court how she and her fellow residential school students were called "stupid Indians" so frequently that she started to believe the only thing she is worthy of "is getting beat up and strapped and punched and knocked on the head and abused."
"We're always told by the non-natives at home, 'Get over it. Get over it.' I'd like to see them get over something so drastic as what the residential schools put me through," she said.
Alec's mother finished her testimony by apologizing to the victims' families, saying she hopes to one day have a conversation with them.
Crown counsel is expected to deliver a brief reply Friday morning, after which the judge said he would reserve his decision on sentencing until April 28.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
OBITUARY: Dr Robert “Bob” Oakeshott AM - Port Macquarie NewsFriday, February 17, 2017
He was active until his final month and lived a full life.He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cathie, and five of his children – Jane, John, Harriet, Georgina and Robert, as well as 14 grandchildren, all of whom he was most proud.Dr Oakeshott’s life of service was recognised by the Council for the Order of Australia in 1996 for “service to medicine at national and international levels in the fields of rehabilitation medicine and disability, and to education.” He was appointed Associate Adjunct Professor in Medicine at Sydney University, his alma mater, in the same year.Dr Oakeshott was born in Lismore in 1930, becoming vice-captain of Lismore High School, and participating at higher levels in rugby league, rowing, and tennis. His teenage years were shadowed by the war, and deeply affected by the loss of his own father in the infamous Sandakan death marches. It was on his 15th birthday, the 27th October 1945, (well after Victory in the Pacific celebrations in mid-August 1945) that the death notice was delivered to the family door. At a time of national post-war celebration, this timing, and the loss itself, were profound.After studying medicine at Sydney University and enjoying his college years at St Andrews College, Dr Oakeshott completed his training in Sydney, and moved to Broken Hill, so as to collect the 1000 pound remo...
ROSSETTE - The Battlefords News-OptimistTuesday, January 31, 2017
January 17, 2017. Surrounded by his children Lorne peacefully passed away in care at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 65 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Georgina (Dolly) Rossette; four children: Jason Yazelle, Evan Rossette (Rene), Jodie Bourgonje (Robin) and Lisa Rossette (Dan); four grandchildren: Ashley Rossette, Brayden Reimer, Sydney Wouters and Keyano Yazelle and one great-granddaughter, Kaycee Rossette. Lorne will be greatly missed by his siblings: Delore Rossette (Bernice), Evelyn LaVallie, Myrtle Desmarais, Violet Ross (Lawrence), Maureen Ross (Carl), Colleen Keyko (Orest) and Bonnie LeBlanc as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Bernadette Rossette and siblings Hubert Sayers, Delores Franchuk, and Lynn Rossette (nee: Kramer). In keeping with Lorne's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.SallowsandMcDonald.com. The family has placed their trust for arrangements with Martine de Bussac Sallows and McDonald-Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home.
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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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, 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...