Metcalfe ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Bonnie Lou Wilson - WCLUWednesday, August 2, 2017
July 11, 2017. She was surrounded by family in the comfort of the house she has called home for 40 years.Bonnie was born in Lafayette, Tennessee, and spent her childhood in Monroe and Metcalfe counties. She met her husband and soulmate, Verner, when she was 14 years old and a carhop at Gene’s Freeze. They were inseparable from the beginning and married when she was 16. After graduating from Campbellsville High School in 1969, she attended Western Kentucky University obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling. Bonnie found her passion educating students in Metcalfe County Schools until she retired in 1994. She was continued to be lovingly known as Ms. Bonnie by so many of her former students. She later developed a love for floral design and in 2001, she and her husband began a new venture and opened Sunshyn Dazy’s Florist. Bonnie shared her creative talents until they sold the florist to fully retire and spend more time with family. Bonnie was of the Baptist faith and professed her faith and salvation in Christ at the age of 11. She was a member of Edmonton Worship Center. She had a faith that could move mountains and continued to witness to everyone as long as she was able.Bonnie could be labeled in...
EUGENE WAYNE EDWARDS - WCLUWednesday, August 2, 2017
Wayne was preceded in death by three sisters. Lula Mae Cotrell, Lavenia Joy and Alberta Hubbard.Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday and after 9:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Roger E. Poynter - WCLUFriday, March 17, 2017
Roger E. Poynter age 61 of Knob Lick passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Vernon Bud Poynter and Arcola Fields Poynter. Roger was road foreman for the Metcalfe County Road Department and member of the Pink Ridge Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife Carolyn Atwell Poynter of Knob Lick. One son Cole Poynter and wife Amber of Knob Lick. Three brothers. Danny (Brenda) Poynter of Edmonton. Jerry (Rita) Poynter of Sulphur Well. Ronnie (Angie) Poynter of Glasgow. One granddaughter Brooklyn Poynter.Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday at Pink Ridge Baptist Church with burial in the Pink Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton and after 10:00 AM Wednesday at the church.Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Lanny Poynter.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Trixie Hardy: 1922 to 2016 - SooToday.comTuesday, December 27, 2016
David (Marcella) Sault Ste. Marie and her sister Ella Lowe, York, England, Beatrice (Trixie) was born on the 3rd of December 1922 in Middlesbrough, England to Thomas Thomson Mulhinch and Jane Hunter Metcalfe former Vaudeville performers.
Although her father died when Trixie was only 3 months old, her mother Jean Hardy, continued to make a living as a dancer. Trixie started dance lessons at the age of 2 years. At age 12 as a juvenile dancer, she auditioned for pantomime “Dick Whittington and his Cat” and toured England with the troupe. Trixie continued to thrive as a Professional Dancer alongside her sister Ella Hardy throughout the U.K.
Trixie (Beatrice) married Patrick Connolly in 1942 in Middlesbrough England and they immigrated to Canada and settled in Sault Ste. Marie in 1948 where she opened the Trixie Hardy Dance School and for over 55 years taught thousands of children and adults at her studio. Trixie (Beatrice) was a Member and Examiner of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Honorary Member of Dance Masters of America, and Retired Member of Canadian Dance Teachers and a Founding Member of the Musical Comedy Guild.
Trixie enjoyed teaching, directing theatre for several of the local theatre organisations, Bon Soo Pageants, and many other events throughout both Sault Ontario and Soo. Michigan. Trixie’s recognitions and awards were numerous: Sault Ste. Marie Medal of Merit Recipient, City of Sault Ste. Marie Recognizes May 28th as Trixie Hardy Day, Walk of Fame Award Honouree, Ministry of Citizenship Volunteer Award, Cultural Advisory Board Community Recognition Award and Certificate of Achievement, City of Middlesbrough Recognition of Service during War (Air Raid Warden). Trixie was an avid reader and enjoyed her crosswords.
Beatrice will be fondly remembered by her children, brother, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many of her former students.
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A tour of the city that shaped the world's moodiest songwriter - CBC.caThursday, November 17, 2016
English in 1955. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)
Downtown smoked meat
In the smoked-meat heydays of Montreal, few delis were more popular than Bens, at the corner of de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Metcalfe Street. Its clients, over the years, included everyone from Liberace to Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Cohen was a regular at the deli, which was open into the early hours of the morning. "Into these special places in the city — and Bens is one of them — is drawn this very urgent cross-section of people who have somehow committed the first rebellious act that a man can perform: refusing to sleep," Cohen said in a 1965 NFB documentary.
Bens was torn down in 2008 to make way for a luxury hotel.
A still showing Cohen walking into Bens from from the 1965 documentary Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen. (NFB/Concordia Signs Project)
Our lady of the harbour
Cohen's debut album features a song about a Montrealer who "takes you down to her place near the river," where "she she feeds you tea and oranges / that come all the way from China."
The song, about dancer Suzanne Verdal, includes the line "And the sun pours down like honey / On our lady of the harbour." Cohen is referring to the Virgin Mary that stands atop Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, also known as the Sailor's Church, in Montreal's Old Port.
Suzanne Verdal had an apartment close to the church. (Catholic Church of Montreal )
Despite spending most of his time in Los Angeles, Cohen kept a home in Montreal since the 1970s. It borders Parc du Portugal. He's told interviewers that he has done some of his best writing in the kitchen in the duplex.
Mourners gather in front of Cohen's home on Friday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
Cohen fans have been leaving tributes on his doorstep since his death was announced Thursday night.
One creative fan renamed the nearby street in honour of one of his most beloved lyrics.
Leonard Cohen's home is near the corner of Marie-Anne Street in Montreal — look what someone did! Amazing #LeonardCohen pic.twitter.com/OZT3gUM9vg
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'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...
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
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...