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Reid Funeral Home

14 Russell St
Leamington, ON N8H 1T8
(519) 326-2631

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Funeral arrangements made for Kingsville man who drowned - CTV News

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lake Erie on Tuesday. Visitation will take place for Tyson Koehn at the Sykes Funeral home on Division Road in Kingsville from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday. A funeral is scheduled at the Leamington United Mennonite Church on Oak Street Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Koehn was boating with his children Tuesday afternoon when he entered the lake to help his seven-year-old son who was struggling in the water. His son was okay, but Koehn went under. A GoFundMe account with a goal of $500,000 has so far collected more than $17,000 to help Koehn's wife and their five children.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/funeral-arrangements-made-for-kingsville-man-who-drowned-1.3541699

Body of Mexican canoeist recovered in Kingsville, say OPP - Windsor Star

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

May 20-26 was Safe Boating Awareness Week. According to the OPP’s marine program, there have been four fatal canoe incidents in Ontario waters so far this season.The Consulate of Mexico in Leamington have been facilitating communication between those who knew Alfaro here in Canada and his loved ones in Mexico.Deputy consul Teodoro Alonso said Alfaro was on a temporary worker visa and was employed at a farm in Kingsville. Consulate staff member Itza Soto said Alfaro originated from the town of Irapuato in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico, where he has a wife and two young children — a three-year-old daughter and a four-month-old infant.Alfaro’s brother also works and lives in Kingsville.A service and cremation was scheduled for Monday at Reid Funeral Home in Leamington.Alfaro’s ashes will eventually be transported back to Irapuato. The consulate said repatriation will take at least two weeks due to the paperwork involved.Alfaro’s employer, the Guanajuato government and the consulate are all contributing funds and resources to the transfer of Alfaro’s remains.dchen@postmedia.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/body-of-mexican-canoeist-recovered-in-kingsville-say-opp

Victim of fatal car crash saves five people through organ donation - Windsor Star

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Amherstburg at 82 on the list of Ontario communities.Kingsville is ranked 106th with a 39 per cent donor rate. From a total of 13,281 Health Card holders, 5,205 people are registered to donate.Leamington’s rate is 30 per cent with 6,812 registered to donate out of 22,767 Health Card holders.Windsor Regional Hospital spokesman Ron Foster said more up-to-date statistics will be released in July. He expects they will show an increase in the number of donors after an awareness campaign the hospital did in April.Somewhere out there, Jacob Purdy’s heart still beats.It’s the only comfort there is – knowing his organ donations saved five other people – after the young Amherstburg man’s death from a car crash.The 21-year-old leaves behind grieving parents, two brothers and a pregnant girlfriend.“It’s the only good part of this whole tragedy,” his mother Debra said Wednesday at the family’s Amherstburg home. “It made me very proud that he will be helping somebody else, knowing that your child is going to live on, even if it’s with somebody else.”Purdy was driving a car that collided with a pickup truck May 27 at County Road 10 and Concession 8 North. Amherstburg police said both drivers suffered life-threatening injuries.Police didn’t respond to a request Wednesday for more details about the crash, including the condition of the other driver.Purdy’s parents said he was officially pronounced dead on June 1. He is survived by his mother, father Scott and brothers Joshua, 23, and Shayne, 17. His girlfriend, Rebecca Vukov, 20, now also faces the reality of raising their unborn child without him.The baby shower was scheduled for the day after the crash. Rebecca said she’s going to name the baby boy Jacob.Purdy’s family has set up a trust account at Libro Credit Union to help raise money for Rebecca and the baby, due July 19. For anyone wishing to donate, the account...
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/victim-of-fatal-car-crash-saves-five-people-through-organ-donation

Funeral selfies an evolution of age-old tradition - CBC.ca

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ontario, who say taking photos with the dead has been part of people's grieving for hundreds of years. Alfred Whaley's funeral in Leamington, November 2016. (Provided to CBC) "It was just sort of an every day thing, where people would do that," said Sherri Tovell, managing funeral director with Families First in Windsor. Capturing a final photo dates back to when funerals were held in people's homes, she explained. "It was more of a social gathering," Tovell said. "It just made sense that you would take pictures of them, their last time in their suit, in their chair." A group photo at a home in Leamington, 1958. Once funeral homes became more common, Tovell said fewer people took pictures. She said that's likely because funeral homes are a more formal setting. The tradition continues Even still, some families have continued with the tradition as an important part of their grieving process. "I guess it makes it more real," said Lieta Vines who has several photos with dead family members. "When you don't expect someone to pass, you go through the motions of it all and you can't believe its truly happened," she said. "Later on you look at the pictures and it brings the realization forward." George Janzer funeral, in Horizon Saskatchewan, 1935 (Provided to CBC) The 83-year-old occasionally pulls out the photos of her late husband, her mother and her dad lying in their casket to remember the final day she saw them. "Which maybe sounds morbid to some people, but being of an ethnic background, I'm sure anybody that's ethnic ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/selfies-funeral-windsor-common-1.3972536

Taking selfies with corpses isn't as rare as people might think - CBC.ca

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ontario, who say taking photos with the dead has been part of people's grieving for hundreds of years. Alfred Whaley's funeral in Leamington, November 2016. (Provided to CBC) "It was just sort of an every day thing, where people would do that," said Sherri Tovell, managing funeral director with Families First in Windsor. Capturing a final photo dates back to when funerals were held in people's homes, she explained. "It was more of a social gathering," Tovell said. "It just made sense that you would take pictures of them, their last time in their suit, in their chair." A group photo at a home in Leamington, 1958. Once funeral homes became more common, Tovell said fewer people took pictures. She said that's likely because funeral homes are a more formal setting. The tradition continues Even still, some families have continued with the tradition as an important part of their grieving process. "I guess it makes it more real," said Lieta Vines who has several photos with dead family members. "When you don't expect someone to pass, you go through the motions of it all and you can't believe its truly happened," she said. "Later on you look at the pictures and it brings the realization forward." George Janzer funeral, in Horizon Saskatchewan, 1935 (Provided to CBC) The 83-year-old occasionally pulls out the photos of her late husband, her mother and her dad lying in their casket to remember the final day she saw them. "Which maybe sounds morbid to some people, but being of an ethnic background, I'm sure anybody that's ethnic ...
http://www.cbc.ca/1.3972536

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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...