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...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, March 2, 2019
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:05PM EST
BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father in southern Ontario was a dreamer, a dancer and a singer who "always saw the good in every situation."
It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Rajkumar gathered on Wednesday.
In a eulogy delivered during the Hindu service, which was held at the Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre on Wednesday morning, Riya was described as a "positive child" who loved life and "saw the good in every situation."
On Tuesday night, about 100 mourners gathered to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ont.
"My daughter Riya was taken from me too early," Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord.
"She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I'm ever upset, she would say 'Mama, don't be sad, look at the positives."'
The day Riya died -- Valentine's Day -- was also her and her mother's birthdays.
"Early that day, we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red," Ramdin said.
"She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter woul...
'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-StandardSaturday, March 2, 2019
Australia.She described their life Down Under as "very comfortable," and admitted their new one in Kingston was a significant transition. She wants to work, but she's found that Ontario's social assistance has made it next to impossible. She said the problem is that if you earn more than $500 a month, the province starts taxing it dollar-for-dollar up to 50 per cent. After 50 per cent, a person loses social assistance and any benefits, she said."It makes it frightening. I know why people don't want to get off of it," Wiwchar said."I went to an employment agency and was told basically I'm unemployable to them … I went home and I cried. How am I unemployable? I worked as a medic, as a makeup artist, I managed retail, and I have office training."Kerry is also on disability due to severe arthritis and is diagnosed bipolar. Her life has not been an easy one. In the winter of 2016 she says police recommended she reach out to Interval House because her ex-boyfriend, who constantly assaulted and stole from Kerry, had been released on parole and hadn't attended his halfway house."He just came and went as he pleased," Kerry said of her relationship with the man. "His whole family for six years just totally took over my life … he would inject me [with hydromorphone] while I was sleeping."At one point, she said, he kept her overdosed for three days so that he could steal her medications. Her 10-year-old son and dog at the time waited for her to wake."My son just laid with me," Kerry said. "He should have called an ambulance but he was afraid he'd be taken away."Taking her medications left her mentally unstable and unable to fully care for herself. Eventually it hospitalized her for five months, forcing Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to take her preteen son away.Kerry was once a successful medical secretary. She says she was good at her job, but she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was introduced to the drug by another former partner who was also abusive.When she learned that her former partner was being released and was on the run, she was scared that he'd kill her. She called Interval House, stayed in the shelter for six months, and then lived in one of Robin's Hope's accessible units for nearly a year and a half.Kerry has been clean for three and a half years and gives back to Interval House by running painting classes at Robin's Hope. Kerry has also done her best to separate herself from destructive people, and while her sister has custody of her son, she said that relationship is becoming stronger every visit.Kerry explains you have to want to get better."I wanted to do the programs. You don't realize about how naive you are about red flags [in relationships] and boundaries," Kerry said. "I didn't realize how much of a sucker I felt I was, but also how mentally unhealthy I felt that I was to let someone control my mind like that. Call you stupid, make you feel less than."Making Claire feel she was "less than" was her former spouse's strategy to control her. A highly educated woman with a doctorate, Claire was often invited to speak at conferences around the wo...