Huntsville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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...
Morley GilbertWednesday, December 7, 2016
He was in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII as a Flight Sergeant. He was Commander in the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron and President of the Minor Hockey Association in Huntsville. He was a self taught machinist, mechanic, woodworker and pianist. He had a side business, Gilbert’s General Repairs, spent many hours in his garage and he was fixer of all things. He enjoyed many days spent boating and fishing at camp on McGregor Bay.
“Mike, Mom, Terry and Dad will now be watching over us.”
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch St., Sudbury
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 10-4pm with words of remembrance at 4pm followed by a reception in the fellowship room.
Cremation with interment in the Civic Cemetery.
Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Huntsville native and Gravenhurst teacher coping... - www.muskokaregion.com/Thursday, November 17, 2016
Ryan touched a lot of lives. He had a lot of friends and family, and anyone who had known Ryan ... he always put other people first and he was always there to protect you.”
Sarah, a former Huntsville resident, now a Gravenhurst elementary teacher, is trying to pick up the pieces after her husband unexpectedly died during a trip to Chicago earlier this month.
He died in the early hours of Nov. 6, just after the North Predators triple-A minor midget hockey team he helped coach had been eliminated from a tournament. He had turned 37 just a few weeks prior to his death.
Crowther, who was from Orillia, was well-known in there for his hockey career as a defenceman, one that took him to three major junior teams and an equal number of places with semi-pro teams.
Sarah said Ryan was out that Saturday evening in Chicago with some of the parents after the Preds had been eliminated. She said around 1 a.m., Ryan and two other men were taking a cab back to where they were staying when the others noticed he wasn't moving, but they thought he had fallen asleep.
When the cab arrived at the hotel, the two men tried to wake Ryan.
He didn’t respond.
“They threw water on him and I guess he wasn’t breathing. They called paramedics ... They were 30 minutes away from the closest hospital but I think that by the time anyone was on scene there was nothin...
'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...
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...
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...