Meaford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral Monday for Sgt. Dynerowicz - Pembroke Daily ObserverWednesday, July 5, 2017
Royal Canadian Dragoons, and the members injured in the incident,” said Col. Misener.The 34-year-old enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005. He was subsequently stationed in Petawawa and Meaford, Ontario. He served overseas in Kandahar, Afghanistan on two tours in 2007 and 2010. The accident occurred as Garrison Petawawa's 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group was training for Exercise Maple Resolve, their final step before being declared the Canadian Army's high readiness task force this summer.The RCD's official website noted that a memorial service for Sgt. Dynerowicz will be held once the unit returns from Wainwright.SChase@postmedia.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
CLEMENT, Marjorie Elizabeth (nee Biggs) - Simcoe.comFriday, January 6, 2017
Beloved wife of the late Dr. George Clement. Marjorie leaves behind her loving children Joan (Dan Patch) of Toronto, John (Christine Man) of Delta, BC and Robert (Joanne McCuaig) of Meaford. She will be missed by her siblings; Evelyn Matthews (Norman) of Simcoe, Maureen Gillan (the late Arthur) of Pakenham and Reg Biggs (Amy) of Pembroke as well as her sister in law Helen Clement of Duncan, BC. Marjorie will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Gail Forsyth-Clement (John) of Toronto, Paul Clement of Vancouver, BC, Adam Clement (Tawnia) of Collingwood, her great grandchildren; Jasper, Alice and Molly Forsyth and Skylar and Olivia Young and by the families of the late Oliver Bell and the late Dr. Gordon Bell. Marjorie is predeceased by her brother Everett Biggs (the late Rene) and her sister in law Eilene Clement.
Marjorie was born in Pembroke, Ontario and served others as a Registered Nurse in New York City, Mississauga and Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Marjorie was a farm girl at heart and had a love for animals, especially her much loved Labrador Retrievers (Kirkview Kennels) and her horses. She was passionate about music and used her trained contralto voice to sing opera in New York City and in the Boston Presbyterian Church and St Paul's United Church choirs in Milton. Her later years were spent at Birkdale Place in Milton and Vermont Squar...
Searson coming to Meaford Hall - Simcoe.comFriday, November 4, 2016
Canadian “Celtic Roots” band Searson is touring in support of their eighth studio album, Stars Above the Farm, which was released in June 2015.
They will be at Meaford Hall on Oct. 28 for a show.
Sisters Colleen and Erin Searson have been touring full time since 2002. Like their new release, Searson’s live concerts feature a mix of original vocal and instrumental selections, as well as a few traditional gems. Colleen handles the high energy fiddling, Erin is a piano virtuoso and plays tenor guitar, and both girls contribute Ottawa Valley step dancing and gorgeous (sibling) vocal harmonies.
Stars Above the Farm is named after the sisters parents' farm in the Ottawa Valley of Northeastern Ontario where the girls grew up. The concept for this album has been rooted around stories and tunes about the Ottawa Valley and the history of the Searson family.
The song ‘1847’ is a story centered around the Searson family immigrating from County Tipperary, Ireland to Hyndford, Ontario and building a life there.
Colleen and Erin Searson are the sixth generation to be raised on the original family farm in Hyndford.
Upbeat song 'Early Morning Funeral' is a story about a bachelor party in the town of Eganville. The boys break into the local funeral home, borrow a coffin and take the bachelor for a ride across the bridge.
Ontario police close investigation into death of 19-year-old soldier - CityNewsFriday, September 9, 2016
Fitzgerald, who was from Cape North, N.S., graduated from an infantry course at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in nearby Meaford, Ont.
Police say the will have no further comment regarding their investigation.
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Investigation into death of soldier Andrew Fitzgerald concludes - CBC.caFriday, September 2, 2016
Fitzgerald was new to the army, having joined near the end of January, according to his obituary. He completed basic training in St. Jean, Que., before heading to Meaford, Ont., about 30 kilometres outside of Owen Sound.
There he completed a basic trade qualification course at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre.
Friday before he went missing, Fitzgerald graduated from the course and received a marksmanship award. To celebrate, he then had dinner with his parents, who were visiting from Cape North, N.S. He was reported missing the next day.
'Couldn't wait to get home'
Fitzgerald grew up in the small Cape Breton community and had been planning a trip back.
"His true passions consisted of riding his motorcycle on the Cabot Trail and playing video games with his sister, Katie, and cousins, Jacob and Willy," his obituary said.
"Andrew couldn't wait to get home to spend time with his high school friends and hang out at 'da barn'."
Lonny Kates, a spokesman for 4th Canadian Division, said colleagues of Fitzgerald's "were deeply moved" by news of his death.
"It's absolutely devastating," Kates said Thursday.
"Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to Pte. Fitzgerald's family and friends. The entire Canadian Armed Forces community is deeply saddened by this."
In his obituary, his family said he made friends easily and cherished each one.
"Upon joining the Canadian Armed Forces, Andrew forged new relationships and often referred to them as his family."
The military paid for his parents' transportation home and to return his body to Cape Breton. An officer was also available to assist with funeral arrangements, Kates said.
The funeral is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Dingwall, N.S.
Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault StarThursday, 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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...
'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto StarThursday, 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...