Hanover ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Elvira Patnode - Lake Placid NewsWednesday, July 5, 2017
Skiing, and Frida (Von Knepel).In 1928 at the age of 5, she immigrated to the United States with her mother and sister Camilla to join her father in Waltham, Mass. She spent her early years in Hanover, New Hampshire before moving to Lake Placid at the age of 14.Article PhotosShe graduated from LPHS in 1941 and attended St. Lawrence University. It was in Lake Placid that she met the love of her life, Bartholomew H. Patnode, whom she married in 1945.Ellie worked several summers for Kate Smith at her camp on Lake Placid. Ellie, her husband Bart and her father Otto owned and operated Otto Schniebs Ski Shop at Whiteface Mountain from 1958-1980. The Ski shop was relocated to Main Street in Lake Placid from 1980-1982.Ellie is survived by her five children: Patrick Patnode and Susan Cohan of Lafayette, Camilla and David Palumbo of Lincoln City, Oregon, Alisa Patnode and Clarence Oliver of Lake Placid, Janet and Luiz Araujo of Vernon, British Columbia, and Alice and Steven Bickford of Lake Placid; five grandchildren: Morgan Miller, Sarah Nahara, Matthew Araujo, Mirra Bickford and Evan Bickford; and two great-grandsons: Sebastian and Donovan Narvaz. Her family was her joy and her legacy.She is predeceased by her husband Bartholomew; daughter Barbara; sisters Camilla and Ursula Schniebs; and grandson Rhys Wikoff.In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours and the funeral will be private and...
Marion Dunn, 91, formerly of Whippany, was school nurse - New Jersey HillsTuesday, May 9, 2017
Married in 1948 to William Edward Dunn, she started her family in Olean, N.Y. The family moved to Monmouth Beach in 1956, before settling in the Whippany section of Hanover Township in 1962. While raising her large, rambunctious family, Mrs. Dunn worked weekends at Crestwood Nursing Home for many years to keep her nursing skills current.She was widowed in 1973 by the sudden death of her husband.Following his death, Mrs. Dunn returned to college at Jersey City State, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in education in 1979. While working toward her college degree, she worked part-time at Crestwood Nursing Home and part-time as school nurse at Cedar Knolls School. After receiving her degree, she worked as school nurse and health educator at the Morris County Education Services Commission, which ran a program for neurologically impaired and emotionally disturbed children, a role perfectly suited to her caring heart, until her retirement in 1996.In 1992, she received the State of New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition Certificate for her exceptional contributions, in part, “for the development of feelings of self-worth and love of learning in students.” She also received a Certificate of Recognition for her contribution to improving health education and school nursing from the Morris County School Nurses Association in 1996. After her retirement, Mrs. Dunn received an award for Outstanding Community Service for her v...
In Memoriam - James W. 'Doc' Johnson - HarnesslinkWednesday, February 8, 2017
Doc and his good friend Don McIlmurray were inseparable in this era. They really had a lot of laughs together. They had some good luck together as well. Star Blend ($301,825) and Merrimac Hanover ($308,621) were products of this era. Doc was always impressed with Don’s ability, and creativity, in hanging up a trotter.
Gerald Aiken, Mike Kostor, and Ray Ramsey handled Doc’s horses during this time period. Gerald Aiken developed J R Bright ($219,357), and Ray Ramsey developed Ellies Rebel ($104,679) and Classic Crystal ($83,526). While Gerald did a lot of driving prior to his health issues, Mike and Ray helped introduce Doc to the era of the catch driver. Special thanks to favorite drivers Terry Kerr and Bill Gale.
Ted Taylor handled the raceway horses, and Kelly Goodwin handled the colts during this time period. Kelly developed Harbortown North ($156,548), which was one of Doc’s all-time favorites.
Some people retire to warmer climates, but Doc retired to Indiana to be with the horses. Outside of family and friends, the horse business was Doc’s passion and he wanted to spend his free time enjoying his passion. Doc had a special way with the horses. They enjoyed him as much as he enjoyed them. Thankfully, Joe Putnam was there to help Doc enjoy his remaining years in the horse business.
Joe was both friend and partner to Doc. They had a lot of fun and success together. Some of the better known horses campaigned by them on the Indiana circuit included BL Kidswillbekids ($169,082), Jim’s Lucky ($101,611) and California Joe ($117,875). Doc often commented on how Joe has many of the best qualities of the aforementioned trainers and drivers all rolled into one. Good horsemanship, patience, common sense, business sense, and competitive spirit were qualities Doc admired in Joe. Joe was like a son to Doc.
Doc was able to develop some great friendships in the business, but his time in Indiana was special. He was able to immerse himself in his passion. Special thanks to Dwayne and Imy Rhule, Dianne Branham, Karl Miller, Devon Beachey, Jim Smith, Jacob Smith, Trent Stohler, and the late Dave Stohler, and all the other folks that have been at the farm over the years that called Doc friend.
While Doc had some very nice horses over his 56 years in the business, he never had the pleasure of owning a truly dominant horse. The closest he came was watching Phil Peavyhouse and Don McIlmurray with the great Duchess Faye and Larry Miller and Joe Putnam with the great ABC Mercedes. Doc said that the horse business was designed for optimists, and was always happy to see his friends succeed in the business. He said that you should ...
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...
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...