Orangeville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Mother charged in Grand River death of toddler had drugs, alcohol in her system, court docs show - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Grand River last year, according to court documents.
The 35-year-old woman and her son were driving on 10th Line in Amaranth Township, near Orangeville, in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 when they drove past orange pylons and a road closure sign.
The minivan became struck and ended up in the river.
As she tried to free Kaden from his car seat, Ontario Provincial Police said the little boy and his mother were swept into the raging current. She was able to hold on to her son briefly, but soon lost her grip.
Emergency crews later rescued the mother along the banks of the river. The toddler's body was found after a two-month search by police, family and volunteers. An autopsy later confirmed Kaden died from drowning.
Michelle Hanson was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and criminal negligence causing death in October.
While the criminal case is ongoing, documents from a child custody decision between Hanson and Kaden's father, Cam Young, has shed more light on the investigation
The documents indicate that Ontario Superior Court judge Erika Chozik reviewed information from the Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) as part of her decision. The information, contained in a letter, refers to toxicology tests OPP conducted on Hanson the night the van plunged into the river.
In her decision, Chozik made it clear that she never personally reviewed the toxicology tests herself.
According to the letter from DCAFS, OPP toxicology screens showed that Hanson allegedly tested positive for ...
Caledon man charged with murder in death of Thornhill teen - CityNewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
The victim has been identified as Tyler Swartz of Thornhill.
Jonathan Weir of Caledon, who was taken into custody shortly after the discovery of Swartz’s body, appeared in court in Orangeville on Friday and was formally charged with first-degree murder.
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Community mourns loss of 3-year-old Kaden Young at public funeral in Orangeville - Global NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Hundreds of mourners grieved together on Saturday in Orangeville while commemorating the life of three-year-old Kaden Young.Community members held each other while wiping away tears following the service at the Compass Community Church.
OPP identify body found in Grand River as 3-year-old Kaden Young
“It's heartbreaking to lose somebody so young,” said community member Kaitlyn Prendergast-Kitchener.“It's very tragic and it's very hard on the people in the community as well as the families and the effort that went into searching for Kaden.”
Kaden’s body was found on April 24 after hundreds of officials and community members searched for two months. He was swept into the water when the van his mother was driving was pulled into a flooded Grand River just west of Orangeville on Feb. 21.Ontario Provincial Police said Kaden’s body was found by a fisherman in Belwood — 13 kilometres from where he went missing. Story continu...
Wayne R. Olsen - Emery County ProgressThursday, December 14, 2017
Orangeville – Wayne R. Olsen, age 62, passed away Dec. 6, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by his loving wife and children after a short battle with cancer. He was born June 13, 1955 in Price, Utah to Royce and Lorene Van Buren Olsen. He married his high school sweetheart, Kelly Ann Jones. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on Aug. 9, 1975.Wayne grew up in Orangeville, Utah, built his home on his grandpa's farm, and raised his family there. He graduated from Emery High School and attended Utah Valley Technical College. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served in many leadership capacities, but his heart was always with the youth. He had the ability to inspire many young men to achieve their highest rank in Scouting, to serve missions, and to be their best self.His professional career started with UP&L in 1975 as a meter reader. He then moved to the power plants and held many positions before eventually becoming an Operation...
Canadian man killed while on vacation in Trinidad and Tobago - Toronto StarThursday, December 14, 2017
By Chris HallidayOrangeville BannerMon., Dec. 4, 2017A Shelburne, Ont. firefighter has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to support his mother after his father was killed while vacationing there.Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian man was killed in Trinidad ?and Tobago on Sunday. Further details about the victim or how he died have not been released.The Orangeville Banner learned the son of the deceased is a two-year member of the Shelburne Fire Department. The firefighter boarded a plane on Friday to support his mother and family in Trinidad.“Our whole department is deeply saddened,” Shelburne Fire Chief Brad Lemaich posted on Twitter Sunday night.Media reports from Trinidad indicate the man was found dead in the streets of Ste. Madeleine Friday morning. The Trinidad Express reported that police said the Canadian man’s body bore marks of violence.Article Continued Below“Global Affairs Canada sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian killed in Trinidad and Tobago,” Glo...
What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Vaidya said that his sister had worked in human resources for the Canadian Hearing Society and his brother-in-law was working for LifeLabs and the Ontario government.
Ashka and Anushka were both students in the Peel District School Board.
Manant said the girls were "brilliant in academics." He said that Ashka was a talented singer while Anushka excelled at traditional Indian dance and computers.
He said that his parents were very healthy and always "taking care of me and the kids."
Special education teacher Dawn Tanner
Dawn Tanner was the head of the special education department at Hagersville Secondary School in Hagersville, Ont., according to a statement from the Grand Erie District School Board.
The school board says Tanner joined the school in 2005 as a learning resource teacher and had aspirations of one day becoming a principal.
"We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Dawn's family, her friends and everyone connected to this tragic loss," the school board wrote in the statement.
Flags at the school were flown at half-mast on Tuesday in Tanner's honour.
Cody French, Tanner's son, wrote on Facebook that his mother was "the strongest woman I have known."
"My mother was an extraordinary woman who had a positive impact on numerous individuals but none more than my brother and I," he wrote in the post.
Jennifer Joseph, whose daughter was one Tanner's students, told CTV Kitchener that Tanner always went out of her way to help.
"She had my daughter's interests at heart," she said. "From what I saw, she was a very good teacher."
Tanner also worked part-time as a homework helper at the Six Nations Polytechnic Homework Support Centre in Brantford, Ont.
Micah John Messent, B.C. government employee
Messent was a member of the Red River Metis Nation and the youngest of five siblings in a family from Courtenay, B.C.
The First Nations Leadership Council said that Messent graduated from Vancouver Island University and was planning to study law.
In the meantime, he was working for the B.C. government in Indigenous relations and spent his spare time sailing, according to the FNLC.
Monica Phung, who knew Messent, called him energetic, enthusiastic, smart and driven. "He is so accomplished," she said.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the deat...
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall to close - Standard FreeholderWednesday, March 27, 2019
Program co-ordinator Gisele Roy, left, and office co-ordinator Ileen Cayer stand in front of the lending library at the Bereaved Families of Ontario - Cornwall and Area office on Tuesday March 26, 2019 in Cornwall, Ont. Alan S. Hale/Cornwall Standard-Freeholder/Postmedia Network
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Death and the grief that follows is an inescapable reality of the human condition.Even if you have never experienced the grief of losing a loved one, it will happen to you eventually. And after that, someone else will experience it when it is your own time to go.But at the end of May, there will be one less place in Cornwall to get help as the Bereaved Families of Ontario – Cornwall and Area (BFO) is closing.For many years, the volunteer-led group has been helping grieving people in the city and the townships work out their feelings by letting them talk to people who been through the same thing. It wasn't grief counselling per se – because no one there was trained as a professional counsellor ...
Doug Ford's office calls Randy Hillier's allegations 'outright lie' - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Conservative caucus for raising concerns about possible "illegal and unregistered" lobbying by the premier's friends and advisers.
Randy Hillier, a veteran politician who represents the eastern Ontario riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, was ousted Friday after the party said he was unwilling to be a team player.
But in an open letter Monday, Hillier gave his version of events, claiming he was turfed after pushing back against party operatives who he alleged are silencing elected politicians.
"Like many people, I had high hopes and expectations with the election of a PC government after 15 years of Liberal mismanagement, scandals, and harmful policies," Hillier said. "I could not stand by and tolerate operatives engaging in similar and more egregious acts."
Hillier, who wasn't at the legislature Monday, alleged he was condemned for a variety of activities including raising concerns of possible illegal and unregistered lobbying by close friends and advisers employed by Premier Doug Ford.
He also claimed he was punished for refusing to obtain permission to speak to the media and for failing to stand and applaud the government during legislative sessions.
He further alleged he was condemned for not seeking permission to attend his brother's funeral.
"This, to me, is the most egregious act," Hillier said. "It undermines me as a person and thereby undermines all Ontarians by putting party politics above compassion and respect."
Ford's spokesman, Simon Jefferies, said all the allegations outlined in H...