Gravenhurst ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral home conglomerate purchasing two South Muskoka businesses - www.muskokaregion.com/Wednesday, February 8, 2017
On Jan. 19, Park Lawn Corporation (PLC) announced the purchase of four Ontario funeral homes, including Reynolds Funeral Home Turner Chapel in Bracebridge and Cavill-Turner Funeral Home in Gravenhurst, owned by Bruce and Cathie Turner.
"Their proximity to our Mundell Funeral Home in Orillia and our crematoria in the GTA makes these businesses a logical fit and we expect them to be immediately accretive to our bottom line,” said Andrew Clark, Chairman and CEO in a media release.
PLC is the largest publicly traded Canadian-owned funeral, cremation and cemetery provider and is the fastest growing company in the industry in North America, according to its website.
Since 2013, PLC has grown from six cemetery properties in Toronto to 56 properties and businesses operating across Canada and the United States.
The other two funeral homes purchased by PLC are Jennett Funeral and Cremation Centre Ltd in Barrie and Innisfil Funeral Home Limited in Innisfil for a total purchase price of $ 6,753,000.
The Turners purchased the Cavill Funeral Home from Cathy Cavill-McNeice in February of 2012, having owned the Reynolds Funeral Home Turner Chapel in Bracebridge since 1994.
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Huntsville native and Gravenhurst teacher coping... - www.muskokaregion.com/Thursday, November 17, 2016
GRAVENHURST – Sarah Crowther could barely speak as she tried to talk about her late husband Ryan Crowther.
“It's hard to sum up Ryan,” Sarah said between sobs. “He was so ... Ryan touched a lot of lives. He had a lot of friends and family, and anyone who had known Ryan ... he always put other people first and he was always there to protect you.”
Sarah, a former Huntsville resident, now a Gravenhurst elementary teacher, is trying to pick up the pieces after her husband unexpectedly died during a trip to Chicago earlier this month.
He died in the early hours of Nov. 6, just after the North Predators triple-A minor midget hockey team he helped coach had been eliminated from a tournament. He had turned 37 just a few weeks prior to his death.
Crowther, who was from Orillia, was well-known in there for his hockey career as a defenceman, one that took him to three major junior teams and an equal number of places with semi-pro teams.
Sarah said Ryan was out that Saturday evening in Chicag...
St. Thomas triathlete on the run in Cozumel - St. Thomas Times-JournalFriday, September 30, 2016
Corriveau, vice-president of Railway City Brewing, StT, where Matt worked a number of summers.
To fund the scholarship, Matt’s friends and family joined his coworkers last fall at Muskoka Brewery, Gravenhurst, where he was a brewmaster, to brew and bottle a beer Matt developed at school.
Proceeds from sales of 3,800 litres of Natterjack Toad, a Belgian Strong brewed with pistachios, as well as from a funder at Railway City Brewing, and a donation from Denning Funeral Chapel, along with $5,005 from the Soos family, generated $31,800 to underwrite the prize. Niagara College also is giving an annual gift.
Highly readable Beer blogger Ben Johnson of London, Ont. (Ben’s Beer Blog) reports the family “awesomely” chose the number because it looks like SOOS.
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For four years, audiences of Port Stanley Festival Theatre’s annual PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL have enjoyed sneak previews of new plays.
Last fall, they applauded a reading of this summer’s hugely successful hit, The Birds and the Bees. The year before, artistic director Simon Joynes’ own Birds of a Feather. And previously, Bingo Ladies and Not In My Backyard. All of which continued on to full production.
The Playwrights’ Festival is part of PSFT’s new play development program and following a week of workshopping this week with Joynes and actors, the fifth annual edition is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) with a reading of Two Ships Passing, a new comedy by award-winning Dave Carley (and a sequel to his 1988 comedy, Midnight Madness staged a number of years ago in Port), and Saturday, with Five Alarm, a new comedy by new playwright Kristen DaSilva already announced for next season.
“ … The play picks up the lives of a female judge and a male minister 10 years after their romance has flourished and then faded . . . opinions differ, issues are raised and sparks still fly!”
“Ava Rose has tried for 16 years to win the Wayne Rose Memorial Chili Cookoff to honour her father’s memory . . . A bitter foe, an addled assistant and a man from her past all conspire to leave the conclusion in doubt.”
Following the readings, there’s a Q and A with the authors.
Admission by donation, which PSFT has announced will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous benefactor who has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30.
The newly announced Dollar for Dollar Donor Match Campaign supports PSFT’s Expand the Experience building program.
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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...
'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...
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...