Halton Hills ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Popular fastball, hockey volunteer Jim Ford passes at 84 - theifp.caTuesday, January 24, 2017
The softball and hockey communities in Halton Hills are mourning the loss of long-time volunteer Jim Ford over the weekend.
Ford passed away Friday at the age of 84.
Nicknamed Tubby, he was involved extensively as a volunteer with hockey in the winter and fall and fastball in the spring and summer at both youth and adult levels.
It was estimated that 8,000 girls played in the Kinsmen Girls’ Softball League in the four decades of his involvement with the organization.
Starting off as an umpire, he served as commissioner and CEO for the KGSL into his late 70s.
The league was in danger of folding in the early 1970s before Ford, Garry Alton and Pat Butler “put our heads together because we wanted the league to carry on,” he explained in a 2001 Independent & Free Press article.
All four of his daughters would play in the league and one KGSL graduate, Kara McGaw, went on to represent Canada at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
“I like seeing the improvement of the girls through the years, from the time they’re five or six...
Former Halton Hills mayor Russ Miller mourned - theifp.caFriday, September 09, 2016
The second-longest-serving mayor of the Town of Halton Hills passed away Wednesday at his home in Wasaga Beach.
Russ Miller succumbed to cancer after a brief but courageous battle at the age of 84 with his family by his side.
The Limehouse native served as mayor for the municipality from 1983-94 after first being elected to public office as a school board trustee.
Miller was proud of the fact that taxes did not increase during his final three years as mayor and received a standing ovation following the final Council meeting he chaired in November 1994.
He was praised as a hard-working mayor who led Council through many difficult debates and kept in touch with the public, earning Georgetown’s Citizen of the Year award in 1994.
Miller also helped oversee the construction and opening of the Civic Centre in 1989, a move made to bring the various municipal departments under one roof. He was on hand two years ago for the unsealing of a time capsule at the Maple Ave. building to mark its 25th anniversary.
Miller is survived by his wife Ger...
Tragedy on the Credit: The families remember their... - theifp.caFriday, September 02, 2016
She could hold her own behind the speedboat too, either slalom skiing or wakeboarding with the boys.
Kaya loved working with children and was a counsellor for Town of Halton Hills Recreation programs, going on to work in an Administrative role there. She was held in high regard for her enthusiasm, infectious smile, organizational skills and passion for her role.
Kaya was raised in love and chose to keep deep personal relationships with the people she loves. Kaya knew her mind and, especially over the past few years she found her voice. She was encouraged by mentors who saw her potential and talent and helped reflect it back to her. In particular, the staff at The Ontarion, the University of Guelph student newspaper where she was an editor, helped her to hone her gift for words and start to share it with the world. She said of the staff there: “I have found my people”.
Kaya was treasured by her large extended family and the Brownlee family who considered her one of their own. She was lucky enough to find her soulmate at such a young age and she and Zachary shared a deep commitment and love for each other that was beyond their years.
She will be deeply missed by all who know and love her. Funeral arrangements can be accessed through the Jones and Son Funeral Home website, http://jsjonesandsonfuneralhome.com
Zachary Sutherland was a gentle, caring son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. He strived for balance in work and pleasure, knowing that life is about being loved and giving love back to anyone who came across him whether it be from sporting activities, school or teaching children how to swim during the last five summers.
Zach had the knack from when he was young to be able to charm both adults and children. He genuinely loved talking and listening to everyone and knew how to make them feel special. He has kept friends from elementary school and kept on adding to his social circle as he progressed to high school and university at Guelph. Many of his friends he considered like brothers.
He had to grow up quickly due to family circumstances. He never begrudged this but kept the family moving forward with a happy demeanor and with purpose.
He loved being active whether it was from organized sports, shooting hoops on the driveway or walking the golf course at North Halton with his buddies.
He loved cooking gourmet meals and sharing this with his family.
Zach was an incredibly a...
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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The Canadian Press
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. (...
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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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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