Greater Sudbury ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Thomas KirwanWednesday, August 2, 2017
Beloved husband of Audrey Mary (Nolan) Kirwan, who predeceased him in March 2015, also at the age of 91. Loving father of five children who are all residents of the City of Greater Sudbury, including Robert (Valerie), Frank (Pam), Carol (Clayton Bechard, predeceased); Wayne (Monique), and Janet (Gerald Ambeau). Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Warren, Marty, Tyler, Vanessa, Adam, Corey, Ashley, Katie and Shane. Treasured Great Grandfather of Hailee, Hannah, Cade, Brittney, Austin, Keelan, Aislin, Makenzie, Joshua, Dakota, Riley, Karina, Lacey, Oakley and Gwendolen. Dear son of Cornelius Kirwan and Nathalie Belanger, both predeceased. Dear brother of Thomas Sr. (J. Downey), Rachel (A. Gallant), Margaret (P. Sawyer), Cecile (W. Dufavre), Alphonse, Cornelia (J. Cresswell), John (G. Shaw), Loretta (Sister of St. Joseph), Yvonne (L. Sheahan), Mabel (E. Clement), Archie (Resurrectionist Order), all predeceased. He was born in Coniston on July 30, 1926, and moved to Sudbury in 1931 where he attended Christ the King Church where he married Audrey in 1949. The two had celebrated almost 66 years of marriage at the time of her death. They lived in the same house in Lively from 1955 to 2015, moving to Meadowbrook Retirement Village February 2015 where he has since resided. Thomas was a devoted Roman C...
Battle weighed heavily on Sudbury-area activist, friend recalls - The Sudbury StarTuesday, April 4, 2017
She was hard to work with," he said. "She had the energy of three people, impatient, just go, go, go."The next meeting of the Defend the Benny Forest group goes 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Sudbury Public Library's main branch on MacKenzie Street. Members will discuss Ronson-McNichol's contributions. Ontario Provincial Police charged ronson-McNichol on Monday with mischief and breach of recognizance for placing her car and a tent in the path of logging trucks. On Tuesday, she appeared in bail court at the Sudbury Courthouse and was released on her own recognizance.Ronson-McNichol's next court appearance on those charges would have been April 5.Ronson-McNichol was also headed to trial June 27 on a charge of mischief for hindering a logging truck in the same area last fall. She refused a plea bargain last November that would have included a one-year probation order because she could not live with the terms."It would be admitting the officer had a right to remove me where I stood," she explained to The Sudbury Star at the time. "I was standing on my husband's land, trying to protect the land, the bears, the other animals that live there."Ronson-McNichol planned to represent herself at the trial.The McNichols, along with Art Petahtegoose, had sought an injunction in Superior Court last spring to stop logging and spraying of defoliant in the Benny forest, but it was rejected.When the decision came out, Ronson-McNichol said the trio was disappointed, but would not give up.The McNichols and Petahtegoose want to create a 20-mile radius around Benny to preserve the forest for everyone including First Nation people.The McNichols, incidentally, operate an outdoor skills and culture program for First Nation youth - Camp Eagle Nest - in the Benny forest. Clyde McNichol, who is Anishnaabe, along with Ronson-McNichol, has claimed the area is family territory.HCarmichael@postmedia.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Fiance sues over death of former Sault woman - Sault StarThursday, March 9, 2017
Electrolux Corporation of Canada, the manufacturer of the refrigerator in the rental unit occupied by Paquette;n Aerus Canada Inc, the parent company of Electrolux; andn the City of Greater Sudbury, specifically its Fire Services Division.Davidson's claim alleges the apartment building was not in compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and did not adhere to the building code when constructed. The suit further contends the premises were not properly maintained and appliances were either unsuitable or improperly maintained.The claim alleges Paquette was negligent in maintaining her refrigerator and not vigilant enough in the use of her oxygen tanks. The tenant smoked while using the breathing apparatus and knew -- or ought to have known -- the equipment represented a fire hazard, especially if it was defective or poorly maintained, according to the claim.Concerning Electrolux Corporation of Canada and Aerus Canada Inc, the claim alleges the design and manufacture of the refrigerator was defective and the companies failed to provide sufficient maintenance instructions.The suit alleges the city's fire service did not respond to the incident in an appropriate amount of time, utilized incompetent employees or volunteers, and failed to adequately train workers and volunteers. The department is additionally accused of failing to properly inspect the premises for compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, or if inspections were carried out, failing to correct deficiencies in a timely manner.The Burns' statement of defence states that all material times, the control, care, management, supervision, operation, inspection and maintenance of the building was carried out by competent persons and was reasonably suited for the premises' use and that at all times, took reasonable care in the circumstances to see that persons entering the building were reasonably safe, and that a system of maintenance and inspection was in place to ensure that the users of the building would be reasonably safe and that the system was functioning properly at the time of the incident.The Burns' statement of defence also states that if Davidson "suffered damages, losses or injuries as alleged or at all (all of which is denied), then such damages, losses or injuries were caused or contributed to by the negligence of Nicole Belair."That negligence, it stated, included that Belair behaved unreasonably by returning inside the premises when it was unsafe to do so; she failed to take any steps or, alternatively, any reasonable steps to protect herself when she knew or ought to have known that the premises were unsafe; failed to wear proper safety and protective gear when she returned inside the premises; she failed to take reasonable care in the circumstances; and she proceeded without due care, caution and attention.The building owners also filed a cross-claim concerning other defendants in the lawsuit.In their statement of defence, Electrolux Corporation of Canada and Aerus Canada Inc. deny the allegations.The City of Greater Sudbury, in its s...
Six stories to start your day - Sudbury.comWednesday, December 14, 2016
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Police Service Board meeting today:
The Greater Sudbury Police Service Board will meet today at 10 a.m. at the GSPS headquarters. The board will be discussing funding applications for both their disaster communications initiative and their counter sexual exploitation strategy. Sudbury.com reporter Darren MacDonald will have a full story from the meeting later today. To view the meeting agenda click here.
Cambrian College kicks off 50th anninversary celebrations:
Cambrian College has been very hush-hush with the celebrations that are planned for their Dec. 14 event. The college will be unveiling an initiative to kick off their 50th anniversary celebrations via Facebook Live today at 12 p.m. Sudbury.com will be providing coverage from the event as well, so be sure to check back with us later today for more.
Lougheed, Luscombe cases to be heard in court today:
Local Liberal fundraiser and funeral director Gerry Lougheed Jr.'s case will be heard in court today. Lougheed is being charged for alleged bribery under the Elections Act in thew 2015 Sudbury byelection scandal. Former Lau...
Funeral for Sudbury activist to be held Saturday - The Sudbury StarFriday, October 28, 2016
Because Dubois was such an active volunteer, he and LeBlanc worked together on a regular basis. A member of the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council, Dubois was a strong advocate for improving food access. As a member of the board of the Social Planning Council, his experience and guidance were valued, said LeBlanc.
Dubois was volunteering as the lead community organizer for the Flour Mill Community Farm when he died.
"David was an urban homesteader and had a vision for the farm to build food skills in neighbourhood youth," said LeBlanc. After a year and a half of hard work, the pair secured a development grant, which only started in September.
"We will be continuing to develop the farm, and know his energy will continue to radiate throughout community, inspiring new leadership and actionism in others," said LeBlanc.
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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...
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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