Kemptville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Gerald WheatleyTuesday, May 9, 2017
GERALD WILFRED “Gerry”
(Past Pres., Past Secretary, Life Member, Almonte Lions Club, a founding member of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, local town historian)
Unexpectedly in hospital at Kemptville on Friday, May 5, 2017.
of Almonte, age 88 years.
Dearly loved husband and best friend of Anne Komar. Cherished and respected father of Karen Zastera (Vaz) and Debbie Wheatley. Loved poppa of Curtis and great grandpa of Kaylee and Keegan. Predeceased by his sister, Mrs. Alice McMillan.
Friends may gather to share memories at the
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC.
127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. (613)256-3313.
on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 12 noon until a Celebration of his life in the Gamble Chapel at 2 PM.
For those who may choose to honour Gerry with a memorial donation, please consider the R. Tait McKenzie Scholarship Fund of the Almonte Lions Club or the Mississippi Valley Textile museum.
Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com...
Josephine ReddickFriday, March 17, 2017
Silver Medal for nursing upon graduating.
After the war, she came to Canada, where she worked at the Red Cross Outpost Hospital in Thessalon, Ontario.
In 1953, she was introduced to Rip in Kemptville by a nursing colleague. She and Rip were married soon afterwards. With Rip, she shared a love of the Canadian outdoors – fishing, snowshoeing, canoeing and hiking. Jo enjoyed music, travel, telling funny stories, and encouraging “kids to be kids”.
While raising her three boys, Jo worked as a nurse in Belleville, volunteered with the Mental Health Association, taught prenatal classes and helped young single mothers. She also taught nursing at the Edith Cavell School of Nursing and Loyalist College in Belleville.
She studied at home to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and she later earned her Master’s Degree in Science. In 1975, she began teaching at Queen's University as an Associate Professor of Nursing and Anatomy, retiring in 1989. While at Queen’s, she taught students how to engage and support seniors coping with aging. She helped students plan social activities with seniors, a very popular one being a Sunday Afternoon Tea at City Hall which led to an annual Christmas dinner for seniors in the community that still runs. Another of her passions was advocating to improve geriatric and palliative care.
She was presented the Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching at Queen's and the 3M Award for Excellence. In recognition of her commitment and enthusiasm, the nursing students instituted the Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education in her honour, of which Jo was the first recipient.
After retirement, Jo cared for her grandchildren and continued to volunteer by assisting children in primary school with reading skills, literacy being a skill in which she was greatly interested. She continued to teach classes for the care of t...
Leon L. Robert - WatertownDailyTimes.comFriday, January 6, 2017
Amy Robert Jr., West Point, NY; his four daughters, Susan and Howard Hawkins, Sun City Center, FL; Janet Robert, Webster, NY; Donna and Terry Francis, Lisbon, NY; Carol Robert and David Horne, Kemptville, Ontario, CA; his three grandchildren; Christopher Francis, Marshall Robert, and John Robert; a brother Paul and Julie Robert, West Virginia, as well as several nieces and nephews. Leon was pre-deceased by his brother, Marshall Robert Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Leon will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Visitation in Norfolk with Rev. Msgr. John Murphy presiding. Burial will be held in the spring at the Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Red Cross in Leon’s memory. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com .
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'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...