Goderich ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Elaine TrokeTuesday, May 9, 2017
Toronto. Ever remembered grandmother of Reese Hilton, Cameron Keech, Chase Hilton-Keech and Paige Hilton-Keech. Survived by siblings Sue (late Stan) Vodden of Bayfield and Russell Berry of Goderich. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton (613-392-2111). On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
Police confirm canoeist who capsized in river northeast of Goderich died from drowning - London Free PressFriday, April 21, 2017
Police confirmed a man whose canoe capsized in a fast-flowing river northeast of Goderich died from drowning.Nicholas St. Pierre-Beke, 23, was canoeing with a friend — neither of the men were wearing lifejackets — on the Nine Mile River Friday when their boat struck a downed tree and overturned.St. Pierre-Beke became trapped under the canoe before his friend pulled him to the shore, where attempts to resuscitate him failed, police said.The drowning death — the first in Southwestern Ontario this year — came on a day when water levels in the Nine Mile River were high and fast-flowing, police said. The river runs from Lucknow to Port Albert, where it empties into Lake Huron.A visitation for St. Pierre-Beke is being held Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Barthel Funeral Home in Cambridge, followed by a funeral at the same location.St. Pierre-Beke is remembered an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and being in nature.“Nicholas had an incredible smile, and the way he laughed was infectious, bringing joy to everyone in the room,” said his obituary .“He had a genero...
In Memoriam - James W. 'Doc' Johnson - HarnesslinkWednesday, February 8, 2017
Bill Woodburn. Similar to Murray, Bill (and his father Lyle) were very good horsemen and devoted full-time farmers. If the horses needed to leave the local racetracks of London, Clinton, Goderich, or Dresden, they were handled by Fred and Shelley Goudreau on the Windsor/Hazel Park/Detroit Race Course circuit.
Michigan and Ohio (1970’s)
Doc and his good friend Don McIlmurray were inseparable in this era. They really had a lot of laughs together. They had some good luck together as well. Star Blend ($301,825) and Merrimac Hanover ($308,621) were products of this era. Doc was always impressed with Don’s ability, and creativity, in hanging up a trotter.
Gerald Aiken, Mike Kostor, and Ray Ramsey handled Doc’s horses during this time period. Gerald Aiken developed J R Bright ($219,357), and Ray Ramsey developed Ellies Rebel ($104,679) and Classic Crystal ($83,526). While Gerald did a lot of driving prior to his health issues, Mike and Ray helped introduce Doc to the era of the catch driver. Special thanks to favorite drivers Terry Kerr and Bill Gale.
Ted Taylor handled the raceway horses, and Kelly Goodwin handled the colts during this time period. Kelly developed Harbortown North ($156,548), which was one of Doc’s all-time favorites.
Some people retire to warmer climates, but Doc retired to Indiana to be with the horses. Outside of family and friends, the horse business was Doc’s passion and he wanted to spend his free time enjoying his passion. Doc had a special way with the horses. They enjoyed him as much as he enjoyed them. Thankfully, Joe Putnam was there to help Doc enjoy his remaining years in the horse business.
Joe was both friend and partner to Doc. They had a lot of fun and success together. Some of the better known horses campaigned by them on the Indiana circuit included BL Kidswillbekids ($169,082), Jim’s Lucky ($101,611) and California Joe ($117,875). Doc often commented on how Joe has many of the best qualities of the aforementioned trainers and drivers all rolled into one. Good horsemanship, patience, common sense, business sense, and competitive spirit were qualities Doc admired in Joe. Joe was like a son to Doc.
Doc was able to develop some great friendships in the business, but his time in Indiana was special. He was able to immerse himself in his passi...
Brian Edward 'Buck' Glanville Passes - Standardbred CanadaThursday, January 12, 2017
Published: January 9, 2017 12:53 pm ET
Standardbred racehorse owner Brian Edward ‘Buck’ Glanville passed away suddenly and peacefully at his work, Parrish and Heimbecker in Goderich, on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Born in Seaforth on October 14, 1955, Glanville, was in his 62nd year.
Beloved husband of Donna (nee Taylor) Glanville of Seaforth. Loving father of Marc Glanville and his wife Shannon of St. Thomas and Tanner Glanville and his fiancée Stacey Smith of Clinton. Cherished Papa Buck of Lucas and Nicolas Glanville. Dear brother of Larry Glanville, Cindy Engel, Brad Glanville, and brother-in-law of Jane Muir, Cathy Paterson (Rod), Lynn Proctor (Bill Crawford), Joyce Boussey (Bill) and Mark Taylor. Also missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Predeceased by parents Meryl and Gloria (nee Clark) Glanville, parents-in-law William and Helen Taylor, his brother Doug Glanville, sister Sharon McNaughton and brother-in-law Monty Engel.
Glanville was a supporter of the Ontario harness racing industry, and in 2007 his Runway captured the Legends Day Trot at Clinton Raceway with John Campbell in the race bike.
A private fun...
Cherie WellmanFriday, September 30, 2016
Daughter of James and Inez Kenny. Loving mother of Cody and JJ Wellman, both of Trenton. Dear sister of Todd (Nicole) Powell of Brighton and J (Tracy) Main of Goderich. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. She will be loved by many and missed by all. Arrangements under the direction of the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton (613-392-2111). If desired donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of Ontario or the Scleroderma Society of Ontario. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
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...