Orillia ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Legendary local lawyer, 'Rusty' Russell, mourned - OrilliaMatters.ComWednesday, March 27, 2019
A well-known Orillia lawyer and active Rotarian whose long, storied career took him from early involvement with the famed Avro Arrow project to a leadership role in the field of municipal law has died.
Wharton Duncan "Rusty" Russell passed away Thursday at the age of 93. He leaves behind his wife Catharine and daughter Ellen.
"He was a great mentor to me," said long-time friend and partner Doug Christie, who joined Russell's practice in 1973. "His way of approaching any legal problem was to simplify it."
Originally from Gravenhurst, Russell was called to the bar in 1953, and established his Orillia firm (now known as Russell Christie LLP) in 1960 after seven years of practice in Toronto.
During those early years, Russell served as lawyer and secretary to A.V. Roe and Company (Avro Canada), the company behind the Avro Arrow project, which at the time had been seen as a great example of Canadian ingenuity and technical marvel in the aviation field.
Christie recalled that Russell told him he was...
Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Seth Edwards, 14, signs the hood of a fire truck that was part of the United We Roll convoy from Alberta bound for Ottawa, Monday, in North Bay.PJ Wilson/The Nugget
Chris Edwards travelled from Orillia to take part in the rally, sharing his message about "being Canadian" and helping Alberta.That oil-rich province, he said, is being mistreated by the federal government. He raised the prospect of Alberta opting out of Canada, and "if Alberta leaves, what will happen to Canada?"His son, Seth, 14, agreed, saying that if Canadians don't pull together, "we will not let Justin Trudeau f*** up our country."I absolutely hate 99 per cent of his policies."We need a new government. Justin Trudeau is incompetent. He's spending money all in the wrong place."Seth Edwards, originally from England, said that country is descending into "a third world country," and everything the British government did wrong "Justin Trudeau is doing."It's sad to me. I love...
Orillia's artists, actors and musicians offer something for everyone - OrilliaMatters.ComWednesday, March 27, 2019
Mariposan's ears, including Suzie Vinnick, Wendell Ferguson and Katherine Wheatley.
Tickets are $30, available here. Doors open at 7:15 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
TEDx Orillia is on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House. This event has been sold out for quite a while; they were limited to 100 tickets as it is not an ‘official' TED event yet.
Speakers are awesome though, including Charles Pachter, Bob McDonald of Quirks and Quarks, and local powerhouses Beth Grixti, Erin Dixon, Emma Reynolds, Risha Yorke, Yvonne Heath, Nancy Osborne, and Ligaya Byrch.
The theme of the talk is Transformation. If you didn't get tickets for this event, don't despair…word is, there will be more, they will be ‘official' and they will have more tickets! Watch this space for information on the next TED talk here in Orillia.
Last call for tickets for the Mariposa House Hospice fundraiser at the Geneva this Saturday, featuring the Polyester Slackers and Michael Martyn. Tickets are $15, cash only, available at Sunshine Carpet, Carson Funeral Home or Electronic Lifestyles. You can also try your luck at the door. This is an of age event.
Do you love theatre? Well then have we got news for you! Mariposa Arts Theatre's production of Living Together starts next Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House (OOH).
This hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional family is sure to be a popular choice for audiences. Tickets are $25 and are available through the OOH box office at 705-326-8011, or here.
The show runs Thurs...
Funeral held in Etobicoke for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar - CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Riya's lifeless body had been located in her father's basement apartment in Brampton.
Her father was arrested during a high-risk takedown at around midnight in the area of Highway 11 near Orillia. He has been charged with first-degree murder but remains in hospital while he receives treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.
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What we know about Canadian victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Canada Service Corps Program when the plane crashed on Sunday. Our thoughts are with you. pic.twitter.com/cNasZKd3uN
- Canadian Wildlife Federation (@CWF_FCF) March 11, 2019
Rehhorn of Orillia, Ont. was on her way to the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi and to do volunteer work with the Canada Service Corps Program when she died in the crash, according to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF). Rehhorn was a participant in the CFW's Canadian Conservation Corps program.
The 24 year old attended Dalhousie University where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree and was working on a bat conservation project, according to the CWF.
"She was especially interested in the marine environment and looked forward to expanding her experience in this area," the CWF said in written statement.
"Angela shared the excitement and optimism of volunteering and working to improve our world," said CWF CEO Rick Bates. "Her life is an inspiration to us all."
Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born professor at Carleton University, age 47
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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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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. (...