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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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, March 27, 2019
He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days.
Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988.
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When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...
Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.
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BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, March 27, 2019
Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com.
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