Huntsville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituary: Dean Stanphill (2/11/19) - Carroll County NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
Soon after the birth of their second daughter, Janna, they moved back to Arkansas to raise their family. Dean pastored the Southern Baptist Church in Kingston, then became the MFA Insurance agent in Huntsville. The Huntsville chapter of Kiwanis was incorporated in 1975, with Dean chosen as the first president. In 1977, he re-enlisted with the Arkansas Army National Guard, 142nd Field Artillery Battalion in Berryville, AR. In November 1990, his unit was ordered to Active Duty to serve in Operation Desert Shield. He spent 8 more years before his retirement in 1998. During his retirement years, Dean remained a faithful servant to the Lord. He was instrumental in the building of the new church, and continued to teach and bring lost lives to Christ. His humble prayers, and bass voice will be missed..... along with a hearty "AMEN". His greatest joy was time spent with family..... especially his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Dean leaves behind his beloved wife, Janet, of the home. Daughter Ronda, and husband Hank Griffin of Harrison, AR, Daughter Janna, and husband Jeff Boyd of Huntsville. Four grandchildren, Trenton Long of Branson, MO, Jeffery Alan & wife Linden Boyd, of Cave Springs, AR, Lacy Fears & fiance' Thomas Cox, of Branson, MO, and Cassidy & husband Dylan Allen of Green Forest, AR. Five great-grandchildren - Colton & Addyson Long, Laney & Landree Fears, and Daylan Allen.
Three sisters - Peggy Williamson of Shell Knob, MO, Linda Welton of Eagle Rock, MO, and Shirley Anderson & husband Rob, of Glendale CA. Two sisters-in-law, Renee Ditmore & husband, Gary of Huntsville, & Loretta Price of Springdale. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his 4 legged best friend, Samson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Wilma Stanphill of Wharton Creek.
The family wishes to thank the Circle of Life Hospice, and especially the loving care & kindness Kathy provided to our loved one.
A Celebration of Life will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church, 5602 Hwy 412B, Huntsville, AR, 72740.
A luncheon will be provided to family and friends at 12:00, with the Service following at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Huntsville Missionary Baptist Church in Brother Dean's name.
Funeral services are under the direction of Madison County Funeral Service of Huntsville. Please visit www.madisoncountyfuneralservice.com to leave the family an online condolence.
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Sudden death in family prompts sale of Almaguin's Opatovsky Funeral Home - NorthBayNipissing.comSaturday, March 2, 2019
CEO of Parklawn Andrew Clark explains, fits well in with a recent expansion of funeral homes in the district of Muskoka.
Along with Opatovsky Funeral Home, the company recently purchased a Huntsville funeral home to add to the 100+ businesses within their portfolio which include cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service.
"We believe in working with strong and professional local staff and hope to further enhance the positive and caring experience provided to the families we serve," Clark added.
And that is all Opatovsky could hope for as he prepares to head into early retirement.
"I will still be around the business in some capacity until I am a client here," he said with a laugh. "But I don't want to wait to go enjoy some time on the beach until I can't actually walk the beach so I am going to do it now and I am confident that my business will continue to serve this community well for many years to come."
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Knitters celebrate 15 years of helping others - Orillia Packet & TimesFriday, June 2, 2017
Almost two decades ago, after serving as a missionary in Bolivia for 15 years, Marg McCall of Huntsville started Knitters for Global Warmth. She had a love of knitting and decided to ask others "to work alongside her for good."A few years later, McCall was a guest speaker at Simcoe Bible Chapel's Ladies Coffee Hour, where she made a plea for more knitters and talked about the need for knitted hats and scarves for children. "She also mentioned the need for afghans in an orphanage in the Ukraine," recalled Marie Duprey, who was in the audience that day. "That comment made me perk up and listen as my mom was born in the Ukraine."A non-knitter, Duprey wondered how she could help. "I got the bright idea maybe I could find some knitters. I had many friends who loved to knit, so I signed them all up, and then later told them they were all members of a club," she quipped.The group, which began with just eight ladies, needed a pace to gather, so Duprey opened up her home as "a base for collecting and disbursing the yarn. I would serve them lunch and, over time, our numbers outgrew the s...
Josephine CarsonWednesday, February 8, 2017
Passed away at Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville on Saturday February 4th, 2017 at the age of 88.
Dear wife of the late Stanley Stell and the late Ken Carson.
Loving mother of Patricia Ann Stell and her partner Steve Randall of Etobicoke, Terry Carson and his wife Carol of Brooklin and Marlene Kyle and her husband Doug of Dwight. Pre-deceased by her daughter Diane. Survived by her son-in-law Murray Peacock of Brooklin.
Grandmother of Mark Carson and his wife Veronique of Guelph, Michael Peacock and his wife Natalie of Burlington, Aaron Peacock of Montreal and Jordan Peacock and his wife Madeline of Brooklin.
Great-grandmother of Cameron and Garrett and one to join the family soon.
Pre-deceased by her sisters Durrel Midgley (late Clifford) and Violet Linton (late Don).
Visitation at Barnes Memorial Funeral Home, 5295 Thickson Rd. N. Whitby from 12:00 Noon Friday (February 10th) until time of funeral service in the Barnes Chapel Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Josephine, donations to the charity of your cho...
No-Frills 'Green Burials' Offer New Way to Go to the Great Hereafter - Reporting TexasFriday, January 6, 2017
That was how I wanted my burial to be, but there were no other options at that point where I lived.”
The only green cemetery in Texas at the time, Ethician Family Cemetery, was in Huntsville.
Macdonald, who left a career as a research neuroscientist at Stanford University before becoming a stay-at-home mom and “backyard artist,” purchased a little under 10 wooded acres in Cedar Creek, 10 miles east of Austin. The first burial at Eloise Woods Community Natural Burial Park — named for her grandmother, Eloise Brown Sutin — was in 2011.
Today, the green burial movement in Central Texas is growing, and it is largely led by women who are looking to change the conversation surrounding death and death care.
“We call it a movement now, but at one time all burials were what we now think of as green or natural,” Macdonald said.
Green burials allow bodies to decompose naturally and don’t inhibit or delay the decomposition process, she said. Her cemetery follows the standards set forth by the Green Burial Council, a nonprofit organization that certifies green burial grounds, funeral homes and product manufacturers. Bodies are not embalmed, there are no cement grave-liners, and caskets and shrouds must be made of biodegradable materials.
Different burial stones up against a wall in Austin, TX on Sunday, November 27th, 2016. Christian Benavides
Families have the option to dig the grave and even lower the body into the grave themselves.
Texas law does not require the use of a licensed funeral director when burying the dead, and bodies must be embalmed or refrigerated only if they will be held for more than 24 hours.
Since it opened, 123 people and 154 animals have been buried at Eloise Woods.
Green burial “started as a fringe movement, and it’s just really taking off. More and more people are...
11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, March 2, 2019
Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:05PM EST
BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father in southern Ontario was a dreamer, a dancer and a singer who "always saw the good in every situation."
It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Rajkumar gathered on Wednesday.
In a eulogy delivered during the Hindu service, which was held at the Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre on Wednesday morning, Riya was described as a "positive child" who loved life and "saw the good in every situation."
On Tuesday night, about 100 mourners gathered to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ont.
"My daughter Riya was taken from me too early," Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord.
"She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I'm ever upset, she would say 'Mama, don't be sad, look at the positives."'
The day Riya died -- Valentine's Day -- was also her and her mother's birthdays.
"Early that day, we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red," Ramdin said.
"She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter woul...
'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-StandardSaturday, March 2, 2019
Australia.She described their life Down Under as "very comfortable," and admitted their new one in Kingston was a significant transition. She wants to work, but she's found that Ontario's social assistance has made it next to impossible. She said the problem is that if you earn more than $500 a month, the province starts taxing it dollar-for-dollar up to 50 per cent. After 50 per cent, a person loses social assistance and any benefits, she said."It makes it frightening. I know why people don't want to get off of it," Wiwchar said."I went to an employment agency and was told basically I'm unemployable to them … I went home and I cried. How am I unemployable? I worked as a medic, as a makeup artist, I managed retail, and I have office training."Kerry is also on disability due to severe arthritis and is diagnosed bipolar. Her life has not been an easy one. In the winter of 2016 she says police recommended she reach out to Interval House because her ex-boyfriend, who constantly assaulted and stole from Kerry, had been released on parole and hadn't attended his halfway house."He just came and went as he pleased," Kerry said of her relationship with the man. "His whole family for six years just totally took over my life … he would inject me [with hydromorphone] while I was sleeping."At one point, she said, he kept her overdosed for three days so that he could steal her medications. Her 10-year-old son and dog at the time waited for her to wake."My son just laid with me," Kerry said. "He should have called an ambulance but he was afraid he'd be taken away."Taking her medications left her mentally unstable and unable to fully care for herself. Eventually it hospitalized her for five months, forcing Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to take her preteen son away.Kerry was once a successful medical secretary. She says she was good at her job, but she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was introduced to the drug by another former partner who was also abusive.When she learned that her former partner was being released and was on the run, she was scared that he'd kill her. She called Interval House, stayed in the shelter for six months, and then lived in one of Robin's Hope's accessible units for nearly a year and a half.Kerry has been clean for three and a half years and gives back to Interval House by running painting classes at Robin's Hope. Kerry has also done her best to separate herself from destructive people, and while her sister has custody of her son, she said that relationship is becoming stronger every visit.Kerry explains you have to want to get better."I wanted to do the programs. You don't realize about how naive you are about red flags [in relationships] and boundaries," Kerry said. "I didn't realize how much of a sucker I felt I was, but also how mentally unhealthy I felt that I was to let someone control my mind like that. Call you stupid, make you feel less than."Making Claire feel she was "less than" was her former spouse's strategy to control her. A highly educated woman with a doctorate, Claire was often invited to speak at conferences around the wo...
Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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