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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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...
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.
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'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...