Kitchener ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Region's first privately run crematorium to open in Kitchener - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 2, 2019
KITCHENER - With cremation becoming an increasingly popular choice, a private funeral home has plans to build the first privately run crematorium in Waterloo Region.
Kitchener Funeral Homes and Crematorium Inc. has obtained the permits it needs from the city and the Ministry of the Environment and plans to open the crematorium at Forwell Road and Victoria Street in Kitchener this spring, said Kamal Bhardwaj, a partner in the business.
The crematorium, when it opens, will be the only privately run crematorium in the region.
Kitchener does about 600 cremations a year and that number is growing, said Trisha Bradshaw, Kitchener's manager of cemeteries. Waterloo also runs a crematorium out of the city-owned Parkview Cemetery. Waterloo's Parkview cemetery does about 1,350 cremations a year, serving families across southwestern Ontario, said Rebecca Zinger, Waterloo's interim manager of cemeteries.
The private crematorium expects to cater to the South Asian...
Community mourns loss of 3-year-old Kaden Young at public funeral in Orangeville - Global NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
OPP identify body found in Grand River as 3-year-old Kaden Young
“It's heartbreaking to lose somebody so young,” said community member Kaitlyn Prendergast-Kitchener.“It's very tragic and it's very hard on the people in the community as well as the families and the effort that went into searching for Kaden.”
Kaden’s body was found on April 24 after hundreds of officials and community members searched for two months. He was swept into the water when the van his mother was driving was pulled into a flooded Grand River just west of Orangeville on Feb. 21.Ontario Provincial Police said Kaden’s body was found by a fisherman in Belwood — 13 kilometres from where he went missing. Story continues below
Richard Croft, a friend of the Young family, told Global News after the funeral he will always remember Kaden.“He’s got a special piece of my heart now,” he said.“I think they’re probably going to grieve for the rest of their lives over this … But it was very touching, hard to not shed a tear.”OPP Const. Paul Nancekivell told Global News the public funeral was a chance for community members to get closure.
Candlelight vigil for Kaden Young planned for Wednesday in Belwood
“This is the public’s opportunity ...
Peggy Joyce HOLMES - Obituary - Guelph - GuelphTodaySaturday, March 2, 2019
Esther Gawlik and many other loved family members and friends. She is predeceased by her brothers Tommy and Warren Roeder. Peggy was born and raised on Victoria St. in Kitchener within a loving family. After working for McBrine Luggage and the Queen's Restaurant, she married and later moved to Guelph where she raised her family and worked for Woolwich Lodge and Pennington's. Peggy will be remembered for her dedication to family, sweet and patient nature, generosity and love of music. For the past five years, Peggy lived with the devastating effects of dementia. Her last four years were spent in the care of St. Joseph's Health Centre, where her husband joined her one year ago. We are eternally grateful to the staff of 4 North, Cindy, Tanya, and Peggy's personal companions, Pam, Laura, Maria and Kelli for their compassionate and dignified care of Peggy. A celebration of Peggy's life will take place at GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Monday, November 12 at 12:00 p.m. There will be an informal memorial visitation for one hour prior to the service (from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.). We will then share stories of Peggy over a light lunch. In recognition of Peggy's great love for her grandchildren, please consider a donation to the Children's Foundation of Guelph & Wellington or the Guelph Food Bank.
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Peter Etril Snyder remembered for artistry and generosity - CTV NewsThursday, September 14, 2017
Published Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:00PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:30PM EDT
An art icon in the region has passed away.
Peter Etril Snyder died on Monday at Grand River Hospital at the age of 73.
Snyder was born and raised in Waterloo and began painting at the age of 12.
Seven years later, his first exhibition was on display at a mall gallery in Ottawa.
Snyder toured Europe throughout his twenties, along with trips to Central and South America, New Zealand and the United States.
In 1969, he returned to the region and started to paint what he’s best known for -- Mennonite life.
A year later, he started doing one-man shows, displaying his Mennonite paintings throughout Ontario and eventually across the country.
Snyder grew up in a Mennonite family himself and found success in painting what he knew best. His work was internationally recognized...
Kitchener stabbing suspect Ager Hasan's extradition hearing postponed - CBC.caThursday, September 14, 2017
The man accused of fatally stabbing his Kitchener girlfriend has had his extradition hearing postponed to October.Ager Hasan, 24, of Hamilton was due to go before a Texas judge on Monday, but CBC News has learned that has now been pushed back to Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.The change appears on the court docket for the San Antonio courthouse and says only that the date was reset because of a government motion.Hasan was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the death of 22-year-old Vasilije. He is facing a second-degree murder charge in her death.Hasan was arrested on July 11 in San Antonio, Texas by the U.S. Secret Service at a traffic stop as part of an ongoing counterfeit money investigation. Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, of Hamilton as seen in a police handout photo following the fatal stabbing of Melinda Vasilije. (Waterloo Regional Police)In U.S.Vasilije was found dead in her apartment on Country Hill Drive at 3 a.m. on April 28. Hasan was seen crossing the border on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on...
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...
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...