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Simes Funeral home

48 Main Street S
Grand Valley, ON L0N 1G0
(519) 928-2933

Grand Valley ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Joseph Exner

Thursday, 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 or by contacting Wm. KIPP . 519 632 8228.

What drives new watchdog -

Tuesday, 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." Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Inquest into inmate Glen Edward Wareham's death underway -

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Recommendations  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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

William Lewis Henderson

Saturday, 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 or by contacting Wm. Kipp (519) 632 8228...

Massive mixed-use development slated for Kitchener - Daily Commercial News

Thursday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

'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...

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. — 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...

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 ( 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...