Leamington ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Leamington driver in Kingsville crash dies - Windsor StarSaturday, March 02, 2019
OPP say David Affleck, 52, of Leamington, succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the collision at Road 3 West and McCain Side Road on July 8.
Road 3 West at McCain Side Road is shown in this Google Maps image.
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One of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision in Kingsville last weekend has died, Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday.David Affleck, 52, of Leamington, succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the incident at Road 3 West and McCain Side Road on July 8 around 3:30 p.m.Affleck was the only occupant of his vehicle.Arrangements have been made with Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home.
David Robert Affleck of Leamington.
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Affleck is being remembered as a longtime exhibitor of poultry at local fairs in Essex County. He was a director on the Harrow Fair and the Leamington Fair boards and was a member of the Southern Ontario Fea...
Funeral arrangements made for Kingsville man who drowned - CTV NewsThursday, 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.
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Victim of fatal car crash saves five people through organ donation - Windsor StarWednesday, July 05, 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...
Body of Mexican canoeist recovered in Kingsville, say OPP - Windsor StarWednesday, July 05, 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Taking selfies with corpses isn't as rare as people might think - CBC.caWednesday, February 08, 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 ...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...