Grimsby ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Janette "Etta" AlexanderWednesday, August 2, 2017
Passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born in
Hamilton, Scotland. Etta arrived in Canada in 1958 along
with her husband Ed and settled in Grimsby in 1968. Etta
will be remembered as a long time avid badminton player
and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Etta
dedicated much of her time being involved in her family's
activities and took pride in all of their accomplishments.
She is survived by her husband Ed and three children
Dianne (John), Jan (Chris), and Craig (Cathy),
grandchildren Steven (Ashley), Michael (Nicole), Keaton,
Carissa and Blake, and great-grandchildren Grayson,
Emery and Harper. She was a special lady as she was
blessed with twin grandchildren and twin greatgrandchildren.
To honour Etta's wishes cremation will take
place. A Celebration of Life will be held at
STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11
Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm. Private
interment will follow Thursday, August 3, 2017. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions to McNally House would
be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Evelyn PodolakWednesday, August 2, 2017
Sister to Elaine (Fred) Prokoposhen of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Diane Gingell (the late Bruce) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Aunt to Karen and Krista. Best friend to Zonny and Helen Sauchuck of Grimsby and Tony and Judy Page. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service on July 26, 2017 at 11a.m. at Grimsby Mountain Cemetery, Elm Tree Road.
Larry ChapmanWednesday, August 2, 2017
He will be deeply missed. Thank-you to the neighbours for their help and friendship. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where the Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions to the West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary or a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Dr. Kenneth ChiversWednesday, August 2, 2017
Chivers, Kenneth John
Passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 80 in Grimsby. Beloved husband of Brigitte for 54 years. Loving father of Perdita Chivers (Mike), Cordelia Rustenburg (Rich), Monika Deveau (Robert), Duncan Chivers (Siobhan) and Lars Chivers (Stephanie). Proud grandfather of Brad, Kyle, Sam, Tia, Davis, Julia, Zoë, Zachary, Cameron, Tighe, Mackenna, Lilah, Kian, Carson, and Rowan. Dear brother of Ann Jenkins (late Tony), Pat Chivers (late Doris) and brother-in-law of Hannelore Tribert (John). Cherished uncle of Tanja Nandor (Chris) and their children Rachel and Keenan. To honour Ken's wishes, cremation and a private memorial gathering will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Beamsville & District Lions Club would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, GRIMSBY, 905-945-2755. www.smithsfh.com...
John MartinWednesday, August 2, 2017
Predeceased by his parents James and Sarah Martin. John will be greatly missed by his family at Niagara Emergency Medical Service and Hamilton Central Ambulance Centre.
Born and raised in Grimsby, John attended Lakeview Public School and Grimsby Secondary School. He graduated from Mohawk College in the Civil Engineering Technician Program and from Niagara College in the Ambulance Program. John also worked at Stelco with his father and brothers in the 1980’s.
John was an avid baseball fan, especially the Toronto Blue Jays. He also enjoyed the many trips to the Coca Cola Field to see the Buffalo Bisons farm team to the Jays play with his son and work brothers. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and was also a BIG fan of Prime Time Sports Show with Bob McCowan as well as listening to Blue Jays games live on the FAN590.
John enjoyed geography and history and could readily provide historical details and information on a great number of topics, world events, history, geographic and current events with great detail for clarity and understanding. He was well read and loved Google Earth. John loved to share his knowledge of the history of his hometown of Grimsby.
He loved the outdoors and most enjoyed walking in green spaces and along waterfront areas all over Ontario. John loved taking his young family camping throughout Ontario and Allegheny State Park in NY state. John loved to drive. Many road trips to hockey tournaments with the GMHA provided wonderful family experiences and opportunities to discover and visit different cities and communities. John love...
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...
'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...
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...