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M. W. Becker Funeral Home

490 The Queensway S
Keswick, ON L4P 2E3
(905) 476-7711

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Irwin (nee Lawrence), Linda Christine, (Dec. 11, 2017) - Lambton Shield

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Keith Irwin. Loving mother of Robert (Leanne) Irwin and the late Kerry Anne Irwin (1990). Devoted Gramma to Jenna Irwin and Jason Irwin, both of Keswick, Ontario. Dear sister of Nancy Zenick of Wilkesport and Alan (Cindy) Lawrence of Point Edward. Remembered by sisters-in-law Bertha Lawrence and Phyllis Lawrence of Sarnia, Barry (Betty) Symington of Sarnia, John (Joyce) Irwin of Corunna, and Patsy (the late Alex) Irwin of British Columbia. Linda is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Marjorie Lawrence (nee Hornblower), sister Donna (Nick) Carter, brothers James Lawrence, Jack (Joan) Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, and Neil (Joanne) Lawrence, brother-in-law Russ Zenick, niece Christy Lawrence, and nephew Brad Waite.Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation held one hour prior. A burial of ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the London Regional Cancer Clinic (cheques only at the funeral home please).Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Funeral held for Ontario woman killed in Belize along with American boyfriend - Globalnews.ca

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Pucci says the eulogies and messages that have been shared about Matus were a true testament of the “amazing human being” the woman was.Last weekend, friends and neighbours gathered at Matus’ home in Keswick, Ont., to lay flowers and cards at a makeshift memorial on her front lawn.“For the outpour of love and support from all over the world, including people we have never met, we appreciate your thoughtfulness,” Pucci said in a family statement.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://globalnews.ca/news/3445393/funeral-held-for-ontario-woman-killed-in-belize-along-with-american-boyfriend/

Eileen Green (Richard)

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Bill Green (veteran of the Korean War) for nearly 50 years. Her greatest joy was her sons: Jack and his wife Sandie, of Bright; Jim and his wife Sheila, of Ayr; Bruce and his wife Jocelyn, of Keswick; and Paul and his wife Heather, of Guelph. She also leaves to mourn her beloved grandchildren Mallory (Travis), David, Mike, Alex, Andrew, Katherine (Clark), Jack, Olivia, Lucie and Sophie. She had a lifelong friend in Marg Oldfield, of Cambridge. Eileen was born in Preston on April 6, 1929, daughter of Bill and Della Murch. She was predeceased by her brothers, Doug and Jack, both World War II veterans. Eileen grew up as an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, volunteering as a Sunday School teacher, President of the Ladies Aid, and president of the Women’s Evening. She was a member of the IODE and looked forward to her weekly Bridge Club group. Eileen cherished the cottage her father built in Penetanguishene and she and Bill moved there in 1975. She and Bill spent many winters in Mexico before buying a winter home in Port Charlotte. She returned to her beloved Preston in 2007. Eileen had many talents including cooking, knitting, sewing, and quilting. She will be proudly remembered as a true hockey mom and grandmom. Her keen sense of humour and quick wit will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Krys...
http://www.wmkippfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2899397/Green-Richard-Eileen/service-details.php

C. Joyce Nelan

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Nelan, Joy (nee Bogue) Died peacefully on Sunday January 8, 2017 at the Cedarvale Lodge, Keswick at the age of 95. Joy, formerly of Hometown, Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Norman Nelan. Loving mother of Terry Love, Gail Lavalley, Brian Nelan, Moira Dedrick, Rob Nelan and Laura (Brad Dempsey). She will also be missed by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her extended family and her friends and neighbours. Private Cremation Services. If desired, a donation to vetscanada.org or The Salvation Army would be appreciated by Joy’s family.
http://www.carruthersdavidson.com/book-of-memories/2817440/Nelan-C-Joyce/service-details.php

Man believed to be teaching English overseas killed fighting ISIS in Syria - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Islamic State militants, she said. The Kurdish group called him in the letter a “daring and courageous companion” and an example for younger fighters, she said. Nazzareno Tassone grew up in Keswick, Ont., but had been living in Edmonton earlier last year and was working as a security guard, his sister said. In June, he decided to leave Canada, telling his family he was headed to Iraq and Turkey to teach English, she said. “We didn’t have full knowledge of what he was doing,” she said, adding that the family suspected he was going there to fight in the war “because that’s what my brother always wanted to do.” Tassone’s sister and mother last saw him at Toronto’s Pearson airport before he left, his sister said. Once he was in the Middle East, he only had intermittent Internet access but used to send his mother the occasional Facebook message to let her know he was fine. In early July, Tassone posted a message on Facebook saying “Internet will cut out soon so if I disappear again, don’t worry....just the Middle East.” A few days later he posted “still alive.” Tassone had been interested in the military from a young age and had tried to join the Canadian Forces but had a chest condition and his application was denied, his sister said. “My brother was very involved in the military news kind of thing and he always had an opinion on something,” she said. “This was just my brother fighting for what was right.” He was a wonderful sibling, Giustina Tassone said. “My brother may have loved all things military but he was a goofball,” she said. “We would play video games, we would joke around...we were those kids who broke the couches from jumping on them.” The family is now hoping the Canadian government can help recover his body so it can be brought back to Ontario for a funeral. “We need to bring him home,” his sister said. A Global Affairs spokeswoman said Canadians who travel to Syria and Iraq do so at their own person...
http://www.thewhig.com/2017/01/04/canadian-fighting-isis-in-syria-has-been-killed-kurdish-group-says

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman