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Carson Funeral Home

54 Coldwater St. E
Orillia, ON L3V 1W5
(705) 326-3595

Mundell Funeral Home

79 West Street North
Orillia, ON L3V 5C1
(705) 325-2231

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34

215 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, ON L3V 1W2
(705) 325-8442

Simcoe Funeral Home

38 James Street
Orillia, ON L3V 1L1
(705) 327-0221

St Andrews Presbyterian Church

99 Peter Street North
Orillia, ON L3V 4Z3
(705) 325-5183

St Mark's Presbyterian, Orillia

429 Jamieson Drive
Orillia, ON L3V 4Y6
(705) 325-1433

St. Paul's United Church

62 Peter Street North
Orillia, ON L3V 3M1
(705) 326-7351

Orillia ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Violent crime spree ends after chase on Hwy. 400 - Toronto Sun

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Toronto Police.In the end, dozens of officers stopped the frightening carjacking, shooting spree and pursuit in Orillia, arresting a 31-year-old man whose purported handgun was located by Ontario Provincial Police K9 dogs not far from the car.In 34 years on the job as a Toronto Police officer, Insp. Colin Greenaway never had such a day.“Never,” said the incoming unit commander at 31 Division. “There were eight different incidents that happened in a violent crime spree that occurred over 150 km that was bad, and could have been worse.”The fact no one was killed is a “miracle,” the cop said.In the end, “with incredible co-operation with the amazing OPP and South Simcoe Police on the ground and in helicopters in the air as well,” they were able to prevent anybody from being killed while apprehending a violent suspect who allegedly left a trail of blood and bullets along his path of rage.“It’s never a good day when people are shooting at my officers,” said Chief Mark Saunders.It was so close to being one of the darkest ever days for police.“It was a very disturbing day with a completely innocent woman shot who is recovering in hospital with serious wounds,” said Greenaway. “It was a cowardly act.”The investigation is on up to six counts of attempted murder could come. Kristian Jarvis, 31, was take...
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/28/shooting-leads-to-pursuit-up-hwy-400

Simcoe County history - Bradford Times

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

At the top of his list of priorities was the promotion of transportation improvements – especially anything that would link Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Penetanguishene, Collingwood, Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe with Toronto and Lake Ontario.That meant railways, roads and canals.And those all meant big money for the riding.His success at engaging government investment in his riding led to his success at the polls and he was acclaimed in election after election. But canals connecting Lake Simcoe with Lake Ontario, and Lake Simcoe with Georgian Bay, soon ran against some logistical problems. Expensive rail lines that were not well-run were soon mired in debt, hurting not only the upper government, but the county as well. Morrison was a director of Northern Railway, so it was a personal issue, too.Actually, it was even more personal. His brother, J.C., was president of the railway. There were a number of investigations into the rail lines and none found a problem with the behaviour of the two Morrison brothers. (This included the investigation that took down Hincks’s government earlier.)That said, there was a series of problems with what the rail line was trying to do. The railway tried to establish a shipping service out of Collingwood, but that service couldn’t pay for itself. These were early days and the blueprint for rail success in Ontario had yet to be created.Morrison’s opponent loaded up on these glitches and failures as ammunition. Morrison loaded up on sandwiches and alcohol. Food and booze were used to encourage voters to support the politician who supplied the best and most drink and food. The Orillia Packet reported, “Whiskey was sent into the Townships in streams.” The campaign was boisterous and at times violent.Morrison lost.He was later wooed by Conservatives in a riding in the Niagara Peninsula, which he won by a majority – a small majority, but a majority all the same.He continued participating in politics outside of Simcoe County for two decades – including as mayor in Toronto. As mayor, Angus had the opportunity to award Ned Hanlan for his winning of a sculling match – the same one Angus had won as a young man.His law firm thrived and he became a Queen’s Counsel in 1873 at the age of 51. He died in his 60th year. It “was a shock to the entire community and his funeral, a municipal event, was reported to have consisted of more than 90 carriages.”Morrison’s work on developing the infrastructure of Simcoe County early in its history led to a boom in settlement there. Colonization roads built on his recommendation helped draw new blood into the interior of the county, away from the shores of Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay. Rail lines, linking Bradford with Barrie and Collingwood and Orillia and points between, helped new industries grow, giving the new settlers quick and easy access to goods and materials they no longer had to wait for to come from Toronto, Montreal or even overseas.The Barrie Examiner reported on his funeral that of the “almost 100 carriages, 20 had travelled over roads in existence only because of Angus Morrison’s conviction about the importance of Simcoe North to the future of the Canadian Nation!”Clearly, people in Simcoe North had long memories.Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and Enterprise-Bulletin, and is the author of two history books. He now runs historylab.ca, podcasts and can be reached at tom@historylab.ca. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.bradfordtimes.ca/2017/06/16/simcoe-county-history

History Space: Sounds of the Champlain Echoes - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Each fall all the choruses in Harmony, Inc. would travel to a host city to sing together and compete. The Echoes had traveled to Boston, Providence, Chicago, Ottawa and Orillia, Ontario.International event in BurlingtonIn 1969, 10 years after the first gathering held in Burlington, the Echoes decided to host the International Convention and Competition. We used the Redwood on Shelburne Road, and the Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, and the Cupola on Williston Road. On Oct. 22, some 1,000 ladies descended on the area and as they came, so did the snow. We had buses scheduled to take the ladies to each hotel, to Church Street, and to their appointed times on stage.What fun it was to coordinate this. We reserved Burlington High School for Friday night Quartette Competition and Saturday night Chorus Competition. A couple of weeks before the main event, the roof fell in on Burlington High School Auditorium. The city of Burlington saved us by letting us use Memorial Auditorium.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4da5901d0f8bc29c27a08273e6e600bbfe738bea/c=0-252-2870-2404&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/06/16/Burlington/B9327884771Z.1_20170616193736_000_GG7IJ5K7B.1-0.jpg" alt="img-602125723-0001" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/06/16/Burlington/B9327884771Z.1_20170616193736_000_GG7IJ5K7B.1-0.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-...
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/06/24/history-space-sounds-champlain-echoes/102934932/

Babin dies after battle with bone cancer - Orillia Packet & Times

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

He might not have deigned to look up from his ever-present, oversized clipboard. He took his role as the Orillia Travelways statistician seriously and his gruff, devil-may-care persona was his calling card.But the man they called 'Fanger' was, at heart, a good man with a caring soul who treated generations of hockey players who came through Orillia like the brothers he never had. He formed a unique bond with the players that neither time nor distance managed to weaken and while he never scored a single point, he was instrumental in the success of multiple hockey teams - especially the powerhouse Travelways that won a Centennial Cup in 1985."That team wouldn't have been the same without Ed," said Bill Smith, who owned the team with Jerry Smith. "Ed and a couple of others... they were the glue that kept it all together. Ed kept the guys out of trouble... the kids loved him."Many of those players - some from the halcyon Travelways' days and some from more recent teams that wore the Terriers logo - contacted Babin in recent weeks as he battled bone cancer. Some of the stars who made their name in Orillia and went on to play in the NHL - guys li...
http://www.orilliapacket.com/2017/06/19/babin-dies-after-battle-with-bone-cancer

LETTER: Survivors want HRC torn down - Orillia Packet & Times

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Eight years later, as it tries to determine the future of the Orillia institution property, the same government is repeating its mistreatment, neglect, exclusion and dismissal of the very people who suffered within it.At the Orillia City Hall on Thursday, developers and planners pitched proposals about how they would capitalize on the land and buildings at Huronia Regional Centre.Toronto artist Charles Pachter did not appear, but former Liberal candidate Fred Larsen spoke of his vision of creating the Huronia Cultural Campus. As far as survivors know, this group has never revealed a business plan. Orillia city council faulted them for that a year ago, but still provided funding.Would an arts centre pay local taxes? A few years ago, the government sold nearby Edgar Adult Occupational Centre for a mere $2,500! We want to know if they expect the government to give them the whole site - assessed by MPAC at $19.5 million.Who does the government listen to, and care about now? The Ministry of Infrastructure has already re-named the Huronia Regional Centre as the Huronia Regional Campus. They established a flawed online survey, inaccessible to most survivors. The government is actively working to dismiss the shameful legacy of this stigmatized institution. As they work to reframe it as a public asset, they also attempt to sanitize the history of disability policy in Ontario. The survivors won't let us forget. They spoke eloquently and courageously at yesterday's meetings.Ontario must list...
http://www.orilliapacket.com/2017/03/31/letter-survivors-want-hrc-torn-down

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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...

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal