Kawartha Lakes ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Crown seeks jail term for Heather Beckett, convicted of fatal hit and run in Oshawa - durhamregion.comTuesday, April 04, 2017
On Dec. 7 Beckett’s car was found in a commuter parking lot in the City of Kawartha Lakes, court heard. Beckett attended a Durham police station that day, but did not provide investigators with a statement, Allan said. She was arrested Dec. 14.
Allan said Beckett appears to have been motivated to flee because she’d been drinking on the night of the collision and feared for her job as a music teacher at a Toronto private school.
The prosecutor recommended a jail term of between 18 and 24 months. Beckett’s conduct during and after the incident gives no indication of remorse, Allan said.
“Even after getting back into the car she made a conscious decision not to call 911,” Allan said.
Defence lawyer Bernie O’Brien said Beckett, who has resigned from her teaching position and now has “dim” prospects of resuming her career, has suffered immensely since the incident.
“She’s been virtually a mess since this accident took place,” O’Brien said. “She’s been unable to live with herself.”
O’Brien added Beckett, who pleaded guilty, had not been charged with impaired driving or offences related to speeding or reckless driving, but ran afoul of the law for her ill-conceived decision to flee the scene.
“There’s no evidence whatsoever she was impaired by alcohol,” he said. “If she had stopped as she was required to do, we wouldn’t be here.”
O’Brien argued that an appropriate sentence would be in a range of 90 days to five months.
John’s death devastated family and friends, the young man’s godparent, Andrea Coke, said in a victim impact statement.
“We miss him so much. Every day we struggle to get back to normal,” Coke said. “There is no more normal.”
Coke chided Beckett for her actions and the grief that resulted.
Funeral Saturday for worker killed in City of Kawartha Lakes youth group home fire - Peterborough ExaminerThursday, March 09, 2017
A funeral will be held Saturday for Andrea Reid, the mother of three from the Brechin area who was killed in an deadly arson at the youth group home she was working at in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Feb. 24.Visitation is Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N. in Orillia, where the funeral will take place Saturday at 11 a.m.A teen was charged by City of Kawartha Lakes OPP with two counts of second-degree murder and arson causing bodily harm after a resident of the group home was killed and another worker was injured in the fire during a disturbance around 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the group home operated by Connor Homes at 725 Quaker Rd. northwest of Oakwood, about 58 kilometres west of Peterborough.Two separate GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns have been set up to help her family care for her children.One campaign posted by her family had raised $16,718 toward a goal of $50,000 as of Thursday night. It is at www.gofundme.com/the-memory-of-andrea-reid.Another campaign posted by Reid's co-worker had raised $1,900 toward a goal of $50,000 as of Thursday night. It is at www.gofundme.com/support-andreas-family.A funeral is also bei...
Trudy Wilson's swim of a lifetime - REM | Real Estate MagazineFriday, February 17, 2017
Trudy Wilson works and lives 10 km north of Peterborough, Ont. in Bridgenorth (pop. 2,200), which is situated on Chemong Lake, part of the cottage-country Kawartha Lakes District. When the Re/Max Eastern Realty broker decided to create a charity event to raise money for SickKids Hospital in memory of her late daughter, you just knew she’d take to the water.And she did. But not in a boat.Last year the 46-year-old mother of five swam the entire 386-km Trent-Severn Waterway, completing it via dozens of nine- to 12-hour laps, from July to September.Born and raised in the Toronto suburb of Agincourt, Wilson moved with her husband, Harvey, and their children to Bridgenorth in 2008 in search of a quieter lifestyle. Ten years previous, the couple’s daughter, Lauren Taylor Wilson, died two days after she was born due to birth injuries. The Wilsons’ remaining children range in age from four to 17.Ever since her daughter’s death, Trudy Wilson had wanted to create a pledge in Lauren’s memory. By 2016, the 13-year real estate industry professional had decided to swim the Trent-Severn Waterway and raise funds to support high-priority needs at SickKids...
Bentley will welcome and comfort families at Lindsay funeral home - kawarthaNOW.comTuesday, December 20, 2016
Don and his family were keen to be the forever home for a comfort dog, and he took the lead to find the “perfect dog” for Lakeland. He walked down the road to the shelter at the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes and asked if they could keep the funeral home in mind should the right kind of dog came into their care.
A couple of weeks ago, Lakeland got a call about a rather shaggy “whoodle” who had been given up by his previous owner, who was unable to manage her multiple pets. Just one year old and still full of puppyhood fun — but also gentle, loving, and undeniably cute — Bentley seemed like the perfect candidate for a comfort dog.
For the next few weeks, Bentley’s role at Lakeland will be primarily behind the scenes. Along with his handlers, Don and Lynn from Lakeland, Bentley is currently taking behaviour lessons to ensure he understands his important role within the business.
“He will be trained to be more than just a cuddly pup,” Don explains. “He’s got a real purpose. He is learning, as we are, how to develop him into an integral part of our caring team and an emotional benefit to those families in need.”
Courtney Bryans, manager of the shelter at Kawartha Lakes Humane Society, thinks Bentley will be a great comfort dog.
“When Bentley came in to the Humane Society he was in rough shape, but still a lovable guy,” Courtney says. “He was just a pup and his previous owner just misunderstood him. Lakeland Funeral Centre took him into their care as foster to adopt, and they got him groomed and he looks wonderful. We are sure he will be wonderful at the funeral home.”
Just looking at this photo of Bentley should make you feel better!
Jill Sadler, executive director of Hospice Kawartha Lakes, says dogs have a special way of providing comfort to people who are stressed and dealing with grief.
“They have the ability to connect with people of all ages in a unique way that can have a calming effect,” Jill says. “Dogs can provide warmth and relief from the intense grief feelings that one is carrying during an emotion-filled time surrounding the death of someone you love. I think it’s wonderful that Lakeland Funeral Home is providing this added comfort to your families during one of their most difficult times.”
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He was her heroic older brother until she started to dream that he had raped and tortured her - National PostWednesday, November 30, 2016
Kingston Whig-Standard years before the divorce.)
She was also feuding intensely with her siblings over the family cottage near Buckhorn, Ont., in the Kawartha Lakes. She wanted to keep it, and offered them a lowball price, but they forced her to sell. This coincided exactly with her first experience of recovered memory, in a flashback that prompted her to send a note to her siblings, accusing Bryan of raping her, prostituting her and nearly killing her.
Bryan, I accuse you by this letter, of the premeditated attempted murder of a little girl I carry inside me
“Bryan, I accuse you by this letter, of the premeditated attempted murder of a little girl I carry inside me,” she wrote, just before leaving for France. Her daughter Olga wrote to Bryan soon after: “Mom is not well and unfortunately this is not the first of this kind of accusation that she has made.” Accusing had become her “modus vivendi,” her way of life.
Bryan replied to Agnes with a note of comfort and concern, saying her behaviour was “strange and worrisome.” The next day, Agnes reported her memories to police. They suggested she keep a diary.
In Cassis with Daniel Gagnon a few days later, the floodgates of her memory opened. She felt intense fear and rage, and strange bodily sensations. Words were “popping out” of her mind unbidden, and she would see “fragmented visual images” that felt like “pieces of dreams.”
“My memories continue to emerge here in Cassis. The peace of the place lends itself to this process of drawing the painful events in my life out of the forgotten past and into the light,” she wrote in an email to her daughters and nieces, asking if they were also abused, as she suspected.
In another, she described swimming in the Mediterranean with Gagnon, when a ray of light broke through the clouds. “I had the impression that I was resurfacing from the depths of the sea, that I was returning to the realm of the living. I don’t know how many times [Bryan] nearly drowned me.”
Curiously, her new partner Gagnon had the same experience of recovering memories of child sex abuse by his father, just a few days after Agnes. He later filed a police complaint and legal action that has also estranged him from his family.
At trial, more than a decade later in 2012, Bryan’s counsel argued this was evidence of a “shared psychotic disorder,” more artfully known in French as a “folie à deux.” Judge McIsaac decided it was a “simple coincidence.”
In his 2014 ruling, Judge McIsaac described Agnes’s memories of abuse as a “marathon” lasting 15 years, from age 5 until she was 20 and dating her future husband.
“As she stated very poignantly during the course of the examination-in-chief: “On a good day, it was only fellatio; on a bad day he would sodomize me,” he wrote.
The details are beyond outrageous. Bryan would force her head into the toilet and threaten to make her drink. He put a gun barrel in her mouth, said her parents never wanted her, that she was a “mista...
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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...