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Jason Geerts remembered as dedicated police officer, family man - The London Free PressWednesday, March 27, 2019
Known for his loud laugh and personality, which his family says made a lasting impression on anyone who met him, Jason began his policing career in Guelph, where he worked for seven years before joining the Woodstock police force in 2015.There, Jason was promoted to detective in 2016 – shortly before being diagnosed with ALS – which his wife says was one of the proudest moments of his career."He loved his job," Brandie said. "He was very passionate. He was so proud of being a police officer because he felt he could really impact and make a difference in other people's lives."Over the weekend, several police forces across the region sent messages of support to Jason's family and lamented his passing."Extending our deepest condolences to all family members and friends along with our fellow brothers and sisters of the Woodstock Police Service," the Ontario Provincial Police stated in a tweet. "Rest easy my friend. Jason Geerts, a.k.a Gertzy, you will be missed."St. Thomas police also lowered the flags at its headquarters in honour of Geerts.Besides spending time with his family, Jason, a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan, loved playing sports, especially hockey, and was always very competitive, said Jason's younger brother, Shaun."I actually played Junior against him once and one time during playoffs there was a bench brawl, and he grabbed me and we ended up fighting. And that was just the love for the game. He was so passionate that he would even fight his own brother in hockey," he said, a smile in his face.Jason's sister, Christy, said she will always remember his brother for his optimism, which he displayed as he battled ALS."He always had a positive mindset and attitude," she said. "He was always determined that he was going to beat this disease. He knew he had to keep fighting for his little boys and to be here on Earth to watch them grow up."Jason's desire to make a difference in other people's lives was present until his last day, added Jason's older brother, Brian, noting Jason donated five of his organs and made arrangements to share the equipment he used while he lived with ALS, such as his electric chair and bed."He's an inspiration for us," he said.A funeral service in celebration of Jason's life will be held at the East Elgin Community Complex in A...
‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
At her home in Guelph, Ont., Moira Barber lays out one of the letters between her common-law husband, Albert (Manie) Daniels, and Spencer Kell, his old cellmate at Ontario's Maplehurst prison. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail When Spencer Kell got out of jail last spring, leaving his cellmate Manie Daniels behind, the two friends started exchanging letters. Mr. Daniels's, written in flowing cursive script, came to Mr. Kell in Ottawa, where he was trying to stay clean and build a new life. Mr. Kell's, in bold block letters, arrived at Maplehurst prison in Milton, Ont., where Mr. Daniels was serving out the final months of his latest stretch behind bars. Their brief correspondence shines a light on the dangers that former prisoners face in the midst of Canada's opioids crisis. Mr. Daniels's full name was Albert Joseph Daniels. His Cree name was Little Buffalo that Runs Against the Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family.
A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie - PuslinchTodayWednesday, March 27, 2019
Perth, Scotland and emigrated to Vancouver in 1955. He graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1958 then attended UBC for two years prior to acceptance into the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. Bruce graduated in 1965 from the OVC, winning the Winegard medal as the top student. The same year he married Dorothy Ann Gibb, whom he'd met during High School.
After a year of clinical practice in Chilliwack, BC, Bruce and Dorothy moved to New York state where Bruce completed his PhD at Cornell University in 1971 in Veterinary Immunopathology. Two years of post-doctoral work in Bern, Switzerland was followed by an appointment to the Ontario Veterinary College in 1973, as professor of Veterinary Immunomicrobiology.
Bruce had a distinguished career at the University until retiring in 2006, after which he was granted the title University Professor Emeritus honouring his outstanding research record and significant contribution to the training and development of numerous graduate students. In 2015 the OVC Alumni Association named Bruce the Distinguished Sciences Alumnus for his long, productive academic career. Notable, Bruce and his colleague Patricia Shewen developed a highly successful vaccine for Shipping Fever Pneumonia in cattle, called Presponse. This innovation earned a Bronze Trophy in the 1989 Canada Awards for Business Excellence. Bruce also proudly organized the first International Veterinary...
Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 02, 2019
He asked that there be no funeral. In accordance to Ron's wish, his body has been donated to human anatomy education at the University of Guelph. He told us not to cry. We cannot do that. Our hearts are broken.
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Dickson Graves Haviland - The RecorderSaturday, March 02, 2019
He returned home more determined than ever about his future. He completed his undergraduate degree at St. Louis University and his master's degree at the University of Missouri before moving to Guelph, Ontario, Canada to attend veterinary school. His time in Guelph was productive, earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Guelph Veterinary School in 1976 and building his family with the birth of his two daughters, Kristen and Kate.
Sandy and his young family moved back to the States where he worked as a veterinarian. He spent the majority of his professional career owning and operating his own practice, Mohawk Valley Animal Hospital in Amsterdam, New York. He initially worked as a mixed-animal veterinarian, going on farm calls in the morning and seeing appointments for dogs and cats in his hospital into the evening, before converting his practice exclusively to small animals. He lived right next door to his hospital and used to tell everyone that his commute to work was 254 steps.
Sandy was proud to have been chosen as the official veterinarian at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, where he watched the United States men's hockey team win gold. After nearly thirty years of small business ownership, he sold his practice and moved back to his hometown of Glens Falls. Far from ready to retire, he volunteered his time at the SPCA of Upstate New York, reconnected with childhood friends and forged a new community of friends.
Sandy had a tremendous love of the Adirondack mountains, cultivated from summers spent at his family's camp, Di-San Lodge on Rainbow Lake. He was most contented sitting in a rocking chair on the screened-in porch of camp listening to the crickets and bull frogs, enjoying the sound of rain on the tin roof, or playing the card game Michigan. He taught his daughters the importance of shedding your shoes and embracing the pine pitch; thereby coining the term "rainbow feet" among family.
Sandy had a lifelong fondness of classic cars stemming from the 1962 Corvette he bought with his own money upon graduation from high school. It was promptly stolen in Boston, and he would spend the next 30 years casually looking for it. In 1996 he found the exact same '62 C...
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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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. (...