Metcalfe ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Bonnie Lou Wilson - WCLUWednesday, August 02, 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 02, 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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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. (...
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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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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