Iroquois ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituary — Raymond “Ray” Grant - Nation Valley News (blog)Thursday, December 14, 2017
Winchester Memorial Hospital on Sunday December 10. Ray (Raymond) Grant beloved husband of Jackie Grant (nee Rushton). Loving father of Whitnie Beckstead (son in law Lenny) son Stephen Grant of Iroquois and Jason and Stephanie (Grant) Mackenzie of Kingston, Ontario. Proud grandfather of Tyler Beckstead Iroquois and grandchildren and great grandchildren of Kingston Ontario. Survived by sister in laws Joan Clark, (Gordon) St Stephens NB. Lois Coleman (Gary Courtenay B.C. Deni Rushton (David) Oxford Nova Scotia. as well as many nieces and nephew’s. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lois Grant. Brother Ronald and sister Susan(Palmer). Ray was born in Prince Rupert moved many times during his early years as his father was in the arm forces. At age 17 he became a professional athlete. Ray went to Olympics trials in 1964 for gymnastics in the province of BC. He became a professional firefighter 1967 to 1976 Dartmouth NS. Ray continued to help when he moved to Iroquois became a volunteer firefighter for the Iroquois Fire Dept. for twenty-five years. He was a self-employed sign painter for over 25 years, did many outstanding signs from Kingston to Cornwall for many local businesses. Retiring from sign business 1998 he mov...
Notice: Jimmy “Vegas” Strader - The Morrisburg LeaderWednesday, July 5, 2017
Gordon (Nellie) of Glen Stewart, Patsy Thompson (late Johnny Scarbo) of Hainsville, Ron (Sandy) of Nova Scotia, Linda Buckland (Jay) of Florida, Judy Lingard (Alan) of Prescott, Steve (Barb) of Iroquois, Arnold (Lori) of Florida and Bobby (late Colleen) of Florida. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his granddaughter Sydney. Predeceased by his parents Gilbert “Gib” and Lula Strader (nee Holmes), his sister Dawn Vandemheen and his brother Ricky Strader. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Funeral Arrangements There will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
UPDATED: Oakville residents pay tribute to Grace Wake - InsideHalton.comTuesday, January 24, 2017
Grosvenor Street and Grange Road, where Wake happily greeted and assisted children and parents with crossing the street every day for 14 years.
Organized by Nancy Zigrovic, Iroquois Ridge High School (IRHS) teacher, the about 30-minute memorial featured tributes and remarks from neighbours, current and former students and parents, as well as a moment of silence for Wake, who became a crossing guard at Falgarwood Public School in December 2002.
“There was certainly a sadness about it, but it was far more a celebration of Grace,” said Zigrovic, describing the mood at the vigil.
“It was celebrating a life of someone who had a massive influence in our community.”
The IRHS teacher added, “There really is an absence. It really is palpable because she hasn’t been replaced at the corner. When you go by the corner, there is something missing.”
During the memorial, Zigrovic, who lives near the school, described Wake as “upstanding, taking care of your friends, being kind and being a bucket-filler.”
“She was a living example of that. She was kind to everyone she met. By starting that, there were stories people shared about her having hand-knit sweaters, hats and mitts for kids, (as well as) knowing everybody’s names,” said Zigrovic.
“She knew all the children’s names, she knew all of the pets’ names. We talked about the incredible amount of money she personally must have spent on dog treats, (which) she had for every single dog that ever came by her.”
Even though the weather was less than ideal, residen...
Russel Louis Ebner - Humboldt JournalThursday, November 10, 2016
Iroquis Lake, where they resided until 2006 at which time they moved to Saskatoon. In the early years our family enjoyed summers at Wakaw Lake and later at Memorial and Iroquois Lakes. Russel and Phyllis spent many memorable winters in Hawaii with lots of family and friends. Enjoying a cup of coffee while visiting with friends was an important part of Dad’s life. Russel leaves behind his wife Phyllis (nee Krentz) Ebner of Saskatoon, his children Brenda (Garry) Boese, Karen (Larry) Bender, Owen (Cecelia) Ebner and Lyle Ebner as well as grandchildren & great grandchildren Trevor (Heather) Boese / Emily & Matthew; Erin Boese; Mark (Melanie) Bender / Brandon & Emma; Lori (Sheldon) Dust / Adam & Cole; Renee (Robert) Wurm / Kylie; Jeri-Lynn (Kevin) Cook / Tyler & Sierra; Michelle (Grant) Knogler / Carter & Celia; Karen Streukens (Rick) / Ethan. He is also survived by his brother Dale (Arleen) Ebner, brothers and sisters in law in the Krentz family and numerous nieces and nephews. At Russel’s request, there will be no funeral service. We wish to express our appreciation to all the family and friends that were part of Dad’s life. During the past two years at St. Ann’s Nursing Home, we thank everyone who helped with his care. We will be forever grateful to the doctors and all others who cared for dad on his journey. It gives us great comfort knowing he is now resting peacefully. Arrangements in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Services.
Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Sudbury column: Road beckons for Daniel Johnston - The Sudbury StarFriday, August 12, 2016
Canada, to get to know the country.
"We will be travelling either by motorcycle, car, motorhome, airplane, jeep or Winnebago."
Johnston has worked in Sudbury, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Toronto and came back to Sudbury in 2006 at the Cooperative Funeral Home.
"I am very proud of the work I have accomplished at the Cooperative Funeral and I know I have helped many people in their time of sorrow and guided them in very difficult situations. I do admit that the work of a funeral director is not always pleasant, but that it is fulfilling."
Johnston said this work involves an emotional attachment to people who are vulnerable and living difficult moments.
"Things are worse when you are dealing with a friend or a member of a family friend who passed away. It is easy to get a burn out."
Because of his continuous hard work, the Cooperative Funeral Home is in a good financial position. Renovations have been made to the three sites in Chelmsford, Hanmer and Sudbury, and the equipment was modernized.
Johnston said he regrets he will not be able to participate in the building of the new crematorium, which will be built on the Chelmsford site and should open in the fall.
"The building of the crematorium means that we will be able to offer our clients a full range of services."
After 64 years, the Cooperative Funeral Home has more than 4,000 members and its objective is still to offer the best funeral service to those in need.
David Laplante is replacing Johnston as funeral director. Laplante has been working for the Cooperative Funeral Home for the past 20 years as funeral director and assistant manager.
"Today, our biggest challenge is to offer quality services to our clients, adapted to their needs and their wishes. In this time of constant evolution, we want to be able to offer personalized services and be able to grant the client's last wishes," Laplante said.
The first cooperative funeral in Canada was built in Sudbury in 1951 at 73 Beech St. and was called Ducharme's Funeral Home. Many have followed, but there remains only two Cooperative Funeral Homes in Ontario.
The Cooperative Funeral Home is governed by an elected board of directors under it president, Roger Gauthier, and employs 26 people at three sites.
In the beginning, the Cooperative funeral home mainly served the French Cat...
'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.
Let's block ads! (Why?)...
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...