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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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj
— 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...