Mitchell ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Young cousins killed as snowmobiles fall through ice on Ontario lake - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
The boys have been identified as 15-year-old Alexander Martin of Gravenhurst and 11-year-old Bracebridge, Ont., resident Mitchell Paris. They had been out snowmobiling with Martin's stepfather, uncle and younger brother.
Martin's stepfather, who did not want his name to be published, described the moment when the ice gave way.
"We came to a stop when we were getting ready to turn around, and as we went to turn around it all broke up from under us," he told CTV Toronto.
People who knew the cousins say they were inseparable friends and part of a close, well-liked family.
"It's devastated our family," said Nicole Martin, an aunt of Alex Martin.
"It's heartbreaking to know we won't see them again, to know these kids have lost their lives in a senseless way."
Martin's father Nick described his son as "a great kid" who had lots of friends and was never in trouble.
"He was the best. He was great at everything. He loved basketball and snowmobiling, and he was a great older brother," he told CTV Barrie.
Katelyn Good, a friend of Paris' parents, described Paris as someone who was always smiling, always happy, always willing to help out no matter what."
Police are investigating the deaths. People familiar with the area say snowmobilers generally stay away from the ice-covered Lake Muskoka, due to its notoriously poor ice conditions and a lakeshore trail.
"The ice has been horrible this year," Nicole Martin said.
"People should be paying attention to their surroundings, knowing what's going on, knowing what the trail's for."
A joint funeral for the two boys is expected to take place Saturday in Bracebridge.
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Betty McMillan, Stratford's first female mayor, dies - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Toronto. She attended the University of Toronto, where she met her husband. They eventually settled in Stratford. McMillan taught a variety of subjects at schools in Stratford and Mitchell and also worked as a realtor alongside her brother, Richard Ashbourne. McMillan was involved in a variety of community projects, ranging from Canada Census training to overseeing Sunday School programs at the present-day Avondale United Church, to serving as president of United Church Women. Her outside interests included golf and painting.
McMillan is survived by her four children, Eric G., Beatrice, Suzanne Kelly and Judi Gilbert, 12 living grandchildren, plus several nephews, nieces and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Richard and Paul Ashbourne and sister-in-law Winnie Ashbourne. She is predeceased by her husband Eric C., two brothers, a sister, a granddaughter and a nephew.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Monday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the W.G. Young Funeral Home on Huron Street. A reception will follow the service. The funeral home says McMillan’s cremated remains will be scattered in God's Holy Acre in the St. James Anglican Church Rose Garden. Expressions of sympathy and memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice, Avondale United Church or Spruce Lodge gardens through the funeral home.
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Obits, Aug. 8 | Obituaries - South Strand newsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Surviving are her children, Natasha Dones and Renarda Dones, and her granddaughter, Karis Sparkman, all of Georgetown; her siblings, Benjamin Ward of England, Norma D. Mitchell, Alvester Dones and Yvette Y. Middleton, all of Georgetown; and her companion, Renard Kennedy of Georgetown.Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Betty DuncanBetty Cantrell Duncan, 75, the widow of James Earl Duncan, departed this life to be home with her Lord and waiting family and friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Roper Berkeley Hospital.Mrs. Duncan was born a daughter of Arnold Mark Cantrell and Willie Mae Thomas Cantrell on January 14, 1943, in Chatsworth, Georgia. She was a 1961 graduate of Murray County High School and attended nursing school until she joined the United States Army. As a Untied States Army Veteran, Betty served as a switch board operator. She was retired from the Georgetown County School District where she worked as the Manager of the of the Andrews High School Cafeteria. She was an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Wonderful Wednesdays, Sunshine Kids, and Bible studies. Betty Cantrell Duncan - a Christian servant, a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother - bestows upon all a legacy of a Shepherd's Heart and the fulfilling of Psalm 119:11, "Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee."Mrs. Duncan leaves behind: two daughters, Beth (Ricky) Poston and Jade (Neil) Cantey; four grandchildren, Kyle Newton, Madison Cantey, Brock Cantey, Richie (Kateland) Poston; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Kylie.A Home Going Celebration with Military Honors was 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by McKenzie Funeral Home, followed in the Bethel Cemetery.The Duncan family received family and friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to have served the Duncan family.Florence EaddyFlorence Campbell Eaddy, 102, died on July 15, 2018, in Georgetown. Funeral services were held on July 21, 2018, at Shiloh A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. Timothy Cooper, Pastor.Mrs. Eaddy was born on July 4, 1916, in Georgetown County, the first of five siblings from the marital union of Mr. Thomas Phillip Campbell Sr. and Mrs. Oranna Geathers Campbell. She completed High School at the Avery Institute of Charleston. "Sister," as she was affectionately known, attended Shiloh A.M.E. Church where her parents worshiped. It was there that Christ was accepted as her personal Savior. She married her high school sweetheart, Mr. Lewis Eaddy. They moved to New York City and were later blessed with a beautiful daughter. Mrs. Eaddy was employed for decades in the "Garment District" of New York City. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church of Harlem. She returned to Georgetown in 1979 and joined Dickerson A.M.E. Church. After her husband's passing, she moved her membership back to Shiloh A.M.E. Church, serving faithfully, and was honored with the title "Mother of the Church."Surviving are her daughter, Ms. Marthena Bonner of Georgetown; her sisters, Mrs. Beatrice C. Rice and Ms. Ruthena Campbell, both of Georgetown County.Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.David HerltDavid Edward Herlt was born on the 24th of July, 1941, the oldest of three children born to Maurice (Pete) Herlt and Dorothy Fanning in Troy, New York. Dave attended Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks and enlisted shortly after graduation in the US Coast Guard where he woul...
J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Chelsea, MI. The family will receive friends at the church from 10am until time of service. Contributions can be made to Waterloo Nature Center, or St. Louis Center.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.
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Lorma N. Rathbun(1930 - 2019) - The Livingston County NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Paul (Ramona) Rathbun of Pavilion, Mark (Debbie) Rathbun of Livonia, Darrel (Mary) Rathbun of Ontario and Dana (Diana) Rathbun of Dalton; eight grandchildren, Kerri, Michelle, Mitchell, Kevin, Lindsay, Noah, Damon and Denae; five great-grandchildren; twin sister, Norma Mehlenbacher of Nunda; sister-in-law, Ruth Barney of Avon; numerous nieces and nephews; close friend, John Gunnar.Friends may call at the Mann Funeral Home in Nunda on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral will be held Saturday 11 a.m. at the Oakland Wesleyan Church in Oakland. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Dalton. Memorial donations may be made to the Oakland Wesleyan Church, Nunda, N.Y.
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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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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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