Mississauga ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Dozens of bikers turned out on Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Ang...
Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
A massive turnout is expected for the funeral of Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, a full-patch Hells Angels biker who was murdered in broad daylight at a Mississauga strip mall Monday.All of Ontario’s roughly 200 Hells Angels members are required to attend and Hells Angels charters from across the country must also send members, a biker source told the Star.Hells Angels' biker Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, who was gunned down in Mississauga on Monday. (GoFundMe)A Quebec man with Hells Angels ties is already in custody on first-degree murder charges and police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for another Montreal man who has a history of weapons possession, fraud and possession of false documents, and is awaiting trial for allegedly intimidating someone connected to the court system.The funeral of Deabaitua-Schulde, a father of two, is set for Saturday, March 23 at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge, according to the funeral home’s website. A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Deabaitua-Schulde’s name.“God called Michael on Monday March 11, 2019, at the age of 32,” hi...
Police arrest two men, searching for third in daylight killing of Hells Angels biker at Mississauga plaza - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Two Montreal area men have been arrested and another is wanted on a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant after a full-patch Hells Angels biker was shot dead in broad daylight outside a busy Mississauga plaza at lunchtime on Monday.Victim Michael Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, of Mississauga. belonged to the newly-restructured Niagara Region arm of the Hells Angels, who have about 550 members nationwide.He had been working out at the Huf Gym at the busy plaza at 700 Dundas St. E. near Cawthra Road the morning of the murder, Peel Regional Police acting Supt. Martin Ottaway told a press conference.“It’s an example of the reckless disregard for public safety that criminals have,” chief Chris McCord said.McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Martins Vilme, 28, and Jonathan Martinez-Reyes, 27, were arrested on Wednesday night in Montreal on charges of first-degree murder and accessory after the fact, respectively.The suspects are believed to be associated to organized crime but are not members of any outlaw motorcycle gang, Ottaway said.Joseph Pallotta, 38, of Montreal’s St. Leonard district, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant fo...
Candlelight vigil held for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar in Brampton - CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Community leaders attended the vigil, which was also open to the public.
"It is truly with a heavy heart that we all come to mourn this senseless and tragic loss of young Riya," Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said while addressing the crowd at the vigil. "As a mother of three, I can't bear to imagine what Riya's mother must be feeling and going through at this very moment."
"The turnout tonight with all of you is a testament to the love that our community has for young Riya and this is a really important first step in the healing process."
Neighbourhood Watch Brampton spokesperson Nicole Cedrone, who is one of the organizers of the vigil, said members of the community have many unanswered questions about the tragic circumstances surrounding Riya's death.
"Everybody has been horribly gripped by this. This is just absolutely horrible to have happened. We are still in shock. Our community is extremely sad," she said.
She added that Neighbourhood Watch Brampton has started a fundraiser in support of Riya's family and so far, $35,000 has been donated from people across the world.
Riya's funeral is set to take place on Wednesday, according to a memorial page on Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre's website.
Riya's classmates return to classes with heavy hearts
Over the past few days, supporters have left balloons, candles and stuffed toys at an ever-growing memorial outside the home where Riya was found.
On Tuesday, students of Meadowvale Village Public School returned to classes after a holiday weekend and continued to grapple with her tragic death.
A similar memorial of pink balloons and candles lay under a tree on the property. Inside the school, a memorial table has been set up to allow students and staff to leave messages of condolence to Riya's family.
Since Friday, parents have been trying to find the right words to talk to their children about the devastating situation.
The Peel District School Board has pointed parents to resources on the school's website to help kids cope, but some say it's harder than they imagined.
"I think just open discussion, being there for them. Not holding anything back... Being an ear for them and being there to comfort her through the whole situation," another mother said.
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11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News WindsorSaturday, March 02, 2019
It breaks my heart to know I will no longer be seeing that smile, hearing her voice and never having her in my arms again."
Several politicians attended the vigil, including the mayor of Mississauga, Ont., where Riya lived with her mother and went to school.
"Let this tragedy serve as a stark reminder that as a society, we can and we must do better to protect our women and our young girls from violence because this is simply unacceptable," Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.
"Rest in peace Riya."
With files from CTVNews.ca.
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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. (...
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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