Hamilton ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral details released for former Barrie mayor Ross Archer - Simcoe.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Archer took over as mayor from Dorian Parker, and was succeeded by Janice Laking, Jim Perri, Rob Hamilton, Dave Aspden and incumbent Jeff Lehman.
He worked to revitalize the downtown core, extend Centennial Park and open a new city hall.
"We were saddened to hear of the passing of this significant figure in our city's history," Lehman said. "Ross's accomplishments as mayor helped build Barrie into the city it is today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time."
Archer was also a longtime member of Burton Avenue United Church and is described in an obituary posted to the Adams Funeral Home website as a "loving husband" who was married to wife Marie for 70 years.
City hall flags are at half-mast to honour Archer.
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Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafWednesday, March 27, 2019
Society. A celebration of Allen's life will be held at the Port Dover Legion on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 1-4 p.m.
Shirley RobertsonROBERTSON, Shirley – passed away January 23, 2019 in Hamilton. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Arthur (2017). She is dearly missed by her children Pauline (Hal) Marquis, Darlene (Gerry) Pruden, Gordon (Cherryl) Kane, Art Jr. (Margaret) Robertson, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley was a long-time resident of Port Dover, a member of Woodhouse United Church and the UCW. Cremation and a family service have already taken place. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at Woodhouse United Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Published March 13, 2019
Sharon McKenzieMacKENZIE, Sharon Elizabeth of Simcoe – Passed away at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home on Monday, March 4, 2019 in her 79th year. Daughter of the late Russell and Mildred Churchill. Much beloved wife of the late John Bruce MacKenzie. Loving mother of Sandra MacKenzie (Jeff McQueen), James MacKenzie (Heather Jenereaux), Diane Gerrett (George Misener), Micheal MacKenzie (Natalie) and Cindy Ashton (Brian). Also surviving are her 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 8 siblings. Sharon was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Friday at 12 noon. Reverend Kathryn Vance officiated followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Sharon's memory are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com
Ashley St. JulesST. JULES, Ashley (Gravelle) of Port Dover passed away suddenly Saturday, March 2, 2019, in her 36th year. Cherished and loved daughter of Karen and Larry St. Jules of Port Dover and Michael Gravelle of Sault Ste. Marie. Dear sister and best friend of Joshua of Oshawa and always remembered by boyfriend Brian Jacobs. Loving granddaughter of Anthony and Doreen Ciaschini of Sault Ste. Marie. Sadly missed by her aunts and uncles, Debbie, (Mark), Kathy, Anne Marie, Mark (Andrea), Jo Anne (Carlo), Roger, Theresa (Terry), Pat (Randy), Bobby (Heather), Henry (Maureen), Gloria, Eddie (Annette), and many cousins. Ashley was passionate about the care and rescue of animals, she enjoyed her job as a sandwich artist at Port Dover and Cayuga Subway and in her spare time she liked to read and cook. She will be remembered by many for her friendly and outgoing personality. All services will be private, arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, memorial donations in Ashley's memory can be made to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Peter WingfieldWINGFIELD, William "Peter" — With profound sadness we announce the passing of Pete after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 47 years to Carole Wingfield (nee Smith). Cherished father of Christopher (Olivia) Wingfield of Chamby, Switzerland and Stacey (Shane) Stuart of Berlin, Germany; dear Bapa of grandchildren William and Oriana, Willow, Maya, Brynn and Kian. Peter was predeceased by his mother Dorothy (nee Hoover) and father Bill Wingfield, sister and brother-in-law Ann and John Rowbottom, brother and sister-in-law Steve and Lois Wingfield. Pete will be greatly missed by his little s...
Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
The obituary also contained the details of Hicks' life.She graduated from Waterdown High School before attending the Hamilton General Hospital school for nursing, where she graduated in 1957.In 1972, Hicks, her husband Ron and their five children headed north to Baysville where they ran a school bus company for over 20 years.She was an active horticulturalist, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Lion's Club in Baysville.The obituary ends with a tender thank you to her loved ones.“Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back.”A service for Hicks was held in Bracebridge on Thursday.
Daughter pens hilarious obituary for dad: ‘He was a renowned distributor of Popsicles’
Speaking to Global News on Friday, Sybil's son Brian Hicks said the humorous ode to his mother was penned by him and his siblings.“I guess the reason why we decided to do it in first person was simply the fact that we haven’t heard her voice for a lot of years because she was afflicted with Alzheimer’s," he explained.Sybil was diagnosed with early onset dementia 18 years ago. Brian said composing her obituary in the first person was their way of having a final conversation with her.
Abandoned children write mother’s obit: ‘She will not be missed’
They never imagined – or intended – for their cheeky farewell to go viral. The obituary has garnered reaction from around the world.“I honestly think that she’s travelling the world and it’s not costing her a dime for air fare," he said. "My mum didn't know what the internet was and she has now got hundreds of thousands of new friends as a result of somebody's kindness and sharing her obituary."The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He ...
Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 02, 2019
Carol DeKoningDE KONING, Carolynn Richelle "Carol" — Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Huntington's Disease on February 23, 2019 at the St. Josephs Healthcare, Hamilton. The Lord has called Carol home at the age of 36. Beloved daughter of Murry and Rita De Koning and the late Jeannie (2006). Cherished sister of Jeremy (Alison), Colleen (Matt) and Brandon (Grace). Aunt of Hank, Paisley, Oliver and the late Baby Knox. Carol will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Carol's funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe. Pastor Jeff Vandermeer officiating. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Huntington's Society or St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com
John "Reb" FelkerFELKER, John Garnet "Reb" of Port Dover, passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of his family and close friends on Wednesda...
Eric Bunnell's People: Always room for the miniature - St. Thomas Times-JournalSaturday, March 02, 2019
Don Quixote. Solid.Joining what Drayton promises is a "knockout cast" for Rocky, Aaron is to play underdog boxer Rocky Balboa's best friend, Paulie.On the boards March 6-31 at Drayton's 500-seat home Hamilton Family Theatre, Cambridge, and returning July 18-Aug. 3, with a remount at Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend. Ringside seats by clicking thru draytonentertainment.com Did I say a good week for our Elgin native?How about a great one.Two days later, Aaron posts news of the birth of a second boy for Stefanie and him.Congrats!With its seven theatres, Drayton since its founding in 1991 in tiny Drayton, Ont., has become the little summer festival that not only could, it has.Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the company now is the third largest theatre festival in Ontario, after Stratford and Shaw.And currently working hard behind scenes in Cambridge is StT native Dariusz Korbiel, who is designing 150+ costumes - that's a lot! - for Drayton's coming production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.It's the first professional Canadian regional theatre production of the musical about three Australian drag queens who board a "budget Barbie camper van" named Priscilla to find their fabulous selves in the Outback.Dariusz's credits incl. 2017 design assistant at Shaw Festival, and studying set and costume design at National Theatre School The show is up March 13-April 7 at Drayton's 398-seat St. Jacob's Country Playhouse, opening the season for the venue.Nominated for his work preserving the London region's past, Elgin County Museum curator Mike Baker, who was London Museum's regional history curator for 17 years before we snatched the Sparta resident for our own.He is one of six persons nominated for a 2019 London Heritage Awards advocacy award.Announcing candidates for the 12th annual tribute, the awards' sponsoring Architectural Conservancy of Ontario London and Heritage London Foundation, nod to Mike as a historian, author, speaker, heritage advocate, and former president of both ACO London and HLF.Nominated for recognition for heritage property conservation and reuse are Adam Carapella and Ian Campbell, in part for their "creative reuse" of the former London Street Railway's 1894 power plant building which now is shared by StT headquartered Braam's Custom Cabinets as the cabinetmaker's London showroom.(The sharp-looking property is at 2-3 Bathhurst St.) The awards, which attracted a record 19 nominations, are to be presented Feb. 21 at a gala at Delta Armouries Hotel, itself the creative reuse of the former London armouries.Meanwhile, Elgin museum is tuning up for a Musical Family Day on Feb. 18, announcing that Music Man Dr. Henry Meredith is hosting an afternoon 1-4 p.m. at Elgin Heritage Centre in connection with the museum's current exhibition celebrating two Ontario smalltown pass...
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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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. (...