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Institutions across Ontario pay tribute to victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
In other signs of tribute, both the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls were illuminated in green and gold from 9 p.m to 9:15 p.m. Sunday night, to coincide with a vigil in Humboldt.The choice to light the Falls in the Broncos’ colours was “a symbol of binational support for the residents of Humboldt, Sask. as they deal with the pain and shock emanating from Friday’s terrible crash,” Niagara Parks said in a statement.In Toronto, a sign spelling out the city’s name outside City Hall was lit in green and yellow on the weekend.0CommentsShare your thoughts
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Heartbroken friends remember Niagara crash victim killed by alleged drunk driver - TheSpec.comThursday, December 14, 2017
Shania May, who first met Julia Pieroway in high school. Pieroway, 20, was confirmed by friends to be killed in a Sunday morning crash that occurred around 2:15 a.m. in Niagara Falls on Biggar Road.Jake Pirson, 22, has been charged with impaired driving causing death in relation to the incident.May first met Pieroway in high school, but the two didn't become friends until about a year ago, connecting over similar struggles with their love lives at the time."This girl completely changed my life," said May, recalling how Pieroway was always there to inspire her to better cope with challenges and pursue a healthy life.She remembers her friend as outgoing, positive and adventurous."When she wanted to do something she did it, she made the best of everything," said May, noting even now she can't get Pieroway's laugh out of her head."She had the most obnoxious laugh I've ever heard in my life," said May, laughing, recalling that fond memory before recounting how hearing of her friend's death brought her life to a standstill."My heart just broke," said May.That experience was echoed by another friend of Pieroway, Kayla Zabor, who heard about the crash via a phone call from a mutual friend."My heart just dropped," said Zabor, who credits Pieroway for helping her break out of her shell after they became friends a little over a year ago."We hung out almost every day," ...
Guthrie, David A. - Buffalo NewsThursday, September 14, 2017
His entire professional career was as a Chemical Engineer with Hooker/Occidental Chemical Corporation, where he began in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1957 and retired in 1993 from Occidental in Niagara Falls. David was a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Wilson Free Library and a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels in Niagara Falls. Surviving are his wife Sally (Baldwin) Guthrie of Wilson; son Mark C. (Catherine) of Milton, Ont. and grandsons Thomas and Robert. Also survived by one sister Anne Johnston of Chilliwack, British Columbia and several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing are: sisters Gladys Hendrickson and Mary Guthrie; brothers Yuel and Tom Guthrie. Arrangements by the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street Wilson. rossfuneraldirectors.comFuneral Home: Ross Funeral Directors Inc.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Funeral Wednesday in Niagara Falls for Canadian killed while secretly fighting ISIL - CBC.caWednesday, July 5, 2017
Islamic State militants in Syria says she's relieved she'll finally be able to lay her son to rest months after his death.Tina Martino says a funeral will be held at St. Andrew's United Church in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Wednesday for her 24-year-old son, Nazzareno Tassone.She says Tassone's body, which was repatriated just over a week ago, will first travel from Toronto down the Highway of Heroes.?Martino says the memorial will take place exactly a year after her son left home and exactly six months after his death — a coincidence she says she was shocked to discover.Tassone was killed on Dec. 21 in the city of Raqqa while fighting militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL.The young man had told his family that he was going to Iraq to teach English, but he secretly slipped into Syria to join forces with a U.S.-backed Kurdish group called the YPG.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Beloved matriarch of the Thomson family - The Globe and MailFriday, June 2, 2017
Among other accolades, she was crowned queen at an engineering students ball at the University of Toronto in February, 1951, and at the Ontario Society of Photographers gala in Niagara Falls in May, 1955.Newspaper pictures of her from the early 1950s show a blue-eyed blonde with a dazzling smile. That was Mr. Thomson’s first impression of his future wife, as he later recounted in an article in Globe Magazine from March 11, 1967.“I saw her picture in an Eaton’s fashion display in one of the papers,” he said. “Must be some fancy New York doll,” he concluded, but then he read that she “was a model right here in Toronto.”He sought her out with the same determination he would later exercise as he collected Old Masters and his beloved Krieghoffs. “A friend from Eaton’s arranged a lunch date, and we went from there,” he recalled.The couple was married in a simple ceremony at the groom’s home in Port Credit, Ont., on June 13, 1956. The bride wore a powder-blue silk bouffant-style dress with a simple pearl necklace and carried a small bouquet. Her only attendant was her sister, Beverly.The Thomsons spent the early years of their marriage in Toronto, where he worked as president and chairman of Thomson newspapers, the chain of small-town dailies and radio stations that his father, Roy Thomson, later Baron Thomson of Fleet, had acquired beginning in the 1930s. All three of the Thomsons’ children were born in Toronto, David in 1957, Taylor in 1959 and Peter in 1965.Family life changed in the mid-1960s, after Mrs. Thomson’s father-in-law made a fortune in North Sea oil, was granted a hereditary peerage and acquired The Times of London. By then, he was ready to retire, or at least to slow down, and so his son, Ken, moved to London with his family to run the British operations.“I think it will be quite a challenge living on this side,” Mrs. Thomson told a Globe correspondent in London in October, 1966, while on a house-hunting trip for her family. “Social life in Canada, as you know, is very informal and I imagine it will be much different here,” she said. “Of course, we are looking forward to visiting Europe. I think it will be very exciting.”After Roy Thomson’s death from a stroke in 1976, Ken Thomson began shifting the focus of the Thomson empire to North America. Back in Toronto, Mrs. Thomson did not take an active role in running the media conglomerate, which her husband expanded and transformed, but she shared her husband’s love of dogs, supported his fascination with visual arts and collecting and was his stalwart companion.David Binet, CEO of Woodbridge, the Thomson family holding company, recalled how Mrs. Thomson sparkled at social events. “She always seemed to be in a Chanel suit, and looked stunning even into her 80s,” he said.When Mr. Thomson died suddenly of a heart attack in 2006, she handled the loss of her husband, after 50 years of marriage, with “grace and dignity,” according to her long-time friend Gwen Whittall.By then, Mrs. Thomson was already suffering memory lapses, Ms. Whittall said. Mrs. Thomson had “the most dazzling smile and was a warm, affectionate, supportive and loyal friend,” she added.Susan Doherty Hannaford met Mrs. Thomson in 2005 when both were members of the RCM’s board. The two women shared a love of music and art and worked together on fundraisers including a gala for the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.Mrs. Thomson was no longer driving, so Ms. Doherty Hannaford was behind the wheel for theatrical excursions to the Stratford Festival and escapades to music halls and...
'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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...