Grand Valley ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Joseph ExnerThursday, January 19, 2017
Steed and Evans Ltd. Joe was a long time member of St. Ambrose RC Church in Cambridge.
Cremation has taken place.
Friends are welcome to join the family at the Grand Valley Golf and Country Club 1910 Roseville Rd. Cambridge on Friday January 20, 2017 from 2-5 PM for a time of Celebration of Joe’s Life.
Donations to the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC) – Wilfred Laurier University or St. Luke’s Place Cambridge would be appreciated by the family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff at St. Luke’s Place for all of their special care Joe received.
Online Condolences and Donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. KIPP . 519 632 8228.
What drives new watchdog - Castanet.netTuesday, December 27, 2016
Guards who were ordered not to intervene stood watch outside her cell.
Richard's report examined Smith's jail time in two New Brunswick custody facilities before her move to the Grand Valley Institution for Women at Kitchener, Ont. The report made 25 recommendations focusing on early intervention options for youth and improving mental health and education services for youth in custody.
After writing a report about seven children in New Brunswick with mental health issues, Richard said he often hears the voice of a mother who pleaded for better supports for her daughter with schizophrenia.
"She told me, 'I wish my daughter had cancer instead of schizophrenia. They would spare no expense to cure her cancer,' " he said. "It shook me to the core."
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Inquest into inmate Glen Edward Wareham's death underway - CBC.caThursday, November 17, 2016
When it comes to the effectiveness of coroner's inquest, Sapers points to the facts surrounding Ashley Smith's death inside the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont. in 2007.
"Ashley died inside a segregation cell, when we examined prison suicide what we found is that nearly half of them over a three-year period that we were studying took place inside a segregation cell."
Smith, 19, was originally from Moncton, N.B. She died from self-inflicted choking, while guards watched.
"It's very frustrating because that usually results in similar recommendations and we see recommendations made over and over and over again," said Sapers.
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William Lewis HendersonSaturday, October 29, 2016
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Church, (173 Northumberland St. Ayr) on Thursday October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow at Grand Valley Golf Course from 12:30-3:00PM.
Bill’s family wishes to pass along a special thanks to the CCAC team who cared for Bill, especially Becky, Agnes and Nicole.
Donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, or Lisaard House would be appreciated.
Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp (519) 632 8228...
Massive mixed-use development slated for Kitchener - Daily Commercial NewsThursday, September 15, 2016
Once construction ultimately gets underway, the project will be built by the group's construction arm Zehr Levesque. It won two Building Excellence Awards this year from the Grand Valley Construction Association.
Local trades will also be retained.
While plans for the overall development have not been finalized, the historic Ratz-Bechtel funeral home will be incorporated in the project in some manner.
"Exactly how that will be done is still to be determined," Zehr said.
The 118-year-old building is listed on the city's heritage registry, which means that some of its 19th century character will be preserved.
The Victorian-style mansion was first constructed as a private home for Kitchener businessman Jacob Kaufman.
"While some newer buildings on the Ratz-Bechtel property will be demolished, the original house will remain," Zehr said. "The home itself is in lovely shape."
In advance of a construction start, a strip plaza and a two-storey building on the property at 607 King St. W. will be demolished as well.
Zehr said the project will be developed in stages.
"We are thinking potentially of building two condo towers and probably half the retail in phase one," he said.
Underground parking will be provided as well.
Over the last several months, various consultants have been involved in the planning, "making sure that we didn't get ahead of ourselves on the design side," said Zehr.
Given that the site is adjacent to a rail line, vibration studies had to be conducted.
Zehr said the overall goal of the project is to create "a very people friendly" environment on what is now a premier downtown development site.
"It has been a long journey to get to where we are today," he said. "We've gone from when downtown Kitchener was full of vibrancy to a time when it kind of flattened out. Now it is back again. We are very excited to own property in the core."
In addition to working with clients, Zehr Group has redeveloped numerous properties on its own and in conjunction with joint venture partners.
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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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'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...
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...