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 05, 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.
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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...
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. (...
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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