Newmarket ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Former funeral director accused of defrauding 86 people | CTV ... - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
The OPP and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario have been investigating the former Watts Funeral Home since 2013.
On March 29, former funeral director Darrin Watts of Newmarket was arrested. He has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, forgery and criminal breach of trust.
Watts allegedly defrauded almost $400,000 from 86 victims. The OPP says the alleged frauds involved prepaid funerals.
Watts Funeral Home provided offered services in Midland Penetanguishene and Wasaga Beach.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has reimbursed the victims.
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Margaret MorleyTuesday, May 9, 2017
Morley, Margaret Pauline
Died suddenly on Monday May 1, 2017 at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket at the age of 81. Margaret of Wasaga Beach, loving mother of Judy Morley Simick. Predeceased by sons Philip and John Morley. Dear grandmother of Allannah, Victoria, Colin, Teri, Danielle and Jessie. Predeceased by grandson Andy. Margaret will be sadly missed by her dear friend Marlene Kupitz. Margaret worked alongside Marlene at Rambler’s Lunch for many years. Private Cremation with entombment at Wasaga Beach Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian cancer Society would be appreciated. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com...
Friends, family and football community mourn loss of Sandy Ruckstuhl - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Tuesday, January 24, 2017
RedBlacks — chimed in and put it on their Twitter feed, giving their condolences to Myers and to Sandy’s family. ”
In one letter, Dave Lovegrove, president of the York Region Football Association in Newmarket, Ont., described Ruckstuhl as a figure who was respected and revered across Ontario’s football community.
“He stood up for the little guy when it was important, and he tried to keep cooler heads together when the politics became an obstacle,” Lovegrove said. “But most of all, he spent much of his time giving to the game and its players. He always had time for people who needed it. He was an example of what I want my boys to grow into.”
Claudia Jones, the club’s treasurer, worked with Sandy for 12 years and remembers him as someone with a sense of humour, and who had an endless supply of compassion for others.
“He liked to joke around. My title was treasurer, so he used to call me Moneybags,” Jones said.
“He really was a jokester, he really did care. He would always make sure to check up on you, make sure everyone was OK. He took the time to get to know you on a personal level.”
She said working for Ruckstuhl felt like being part of a family. Even his wife, Linda, was heavily involved with the club.
“Linda was always by his side,” she said. “They always did everything together. She was a director, and she’s always been very active and right by Sandy’s side during the whole thing. It was definitely a family affair.”
She said the club’s family ethos encompassed its players too, with Ruckstuhl taking a personal interest in the kids, their well-being and their success, whether they could afford to play with the club or not.
“One of the big things he always wanted was that no kid who wanted to play would ever be turned away just because financially they couldn’t afford to play,” Jones said. “It was always made very clear that no kid would ever be turned away.”
That legacy, she said, is something the club’s staff and executive members will work to preserve in his honour.
“Most of us are pretty much saying the same thing,” she said. “We are going to do our best to keep his legacy continuing with the club in regards to the same principal that no kid should ever be turned away.”
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Allan BollenbachThursday, January 19, 2017
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville at the age of 80 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Rita Marie Bollenbach, loving father to Brenda Blum of Newmarket and Cindy Bollenbach (Paul) of Oshawa, and caring grandfather to Meghan, Sarah, and Nicholas. Big Al will be remembered for his community volunteer work through the Kenora Lion’s Club, his luck when playing cards, and his love for fishing on the Lake of the Woods. Cremation has occurred and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. At peace and reunited with the love of his wife.
Voitto KrekoThursday, January 19, 2017
with his loving family at his side.
Beloved husband of Irja Kreko (nee Wigren) predeceased 1982. Loving father of Wesley Kreko (Sandra Mitchell) of Sudbury, Elfie Sartor (Roland Garfit) of Newmarket, and Marvin predeceased 1994. Dear son of Sylvestri “Wester” and Hilma (nee Granlund) Kreko both predeceased. Dear brother of Aili, Uuno, Eria, Taisto, and Miria, all predeceased. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews.
Vic was an active member of the Skead Road Community Centre, a longtime employee of INCO, and a self-taught watch and clock repairman. He was an avid fisherman and bowler and played softball in his younger years.
Resting at the
Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Friends may call 4-8pm Tuesday and after 10:30am Wednesday
Funeral Service in the
R. J. Barnard Chapel
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 11am.
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
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...
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...
'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...