Leamington ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Leamington driver in Kingsville crash dies - Windsor StarSaturday, March 2, 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 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...
Body of Mexican canoeist recovered in Kingsville, say OPP - Windsor StarWednesday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Funeral selfies an evolution of age-old tradition - CBC.caWednesday, 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 ...
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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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...
'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...