Ottawa ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Ontario family upset over use of son's obituary - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
An Ottawa-area family is outraged after finding that a website that gathers obituaries off the internet reposted their four-year-old son's obituary without their consent.
Amy Lavier was on Facebook earlier this week when she saw a friend's post about a website called Afterlife.co.
The site posts obituaries and advertises funeral gifts such as flowers and virtual candles
Lavier decided to check if the obituary for her son, Cameron, who died of cancer in November, 2016 was listed and she was shocked by what she found.
“All of a sudden, his beautiful blond hair and blue eyes were right there, on this Afterlife.co,“ she said. “I felt gutted, felt like my son was dying again.”
Lavier says many families don't know that obituaries are being reposted and feel that it's a violation of privacy.
Murphy Funeral Home in Pembroke, Ont. took care of Cameron's funeral. Like many funeral homes, they post tributes and condolence books on their website. The funeral home’s owner, John Huff, says they t...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zotique, Que., Lucille Dupras-Poissant (Ron) of Green Valley, Ont., and Huguette Lussier (Claude) of Chateauguay, Que. Dear daughter of the late Arthur and Jeanne Dufort (nee Deschamps). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 114 Main St. South, Alexandria on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 am. As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Lung Association of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Monique a tr...
How to build a life after your daughter is murdered - Technical.ly BrooklynThursday, April 12, 2018
On Dec. 10, 2014 Gabe Batstone was returning from a business trip in Vancouver to his home in Ottawa when his phone rang, bringing the message that his 8-year-old daughter had been murdered by his ex-wife, the girl’s mother.“Everything has been different since then,” Batstone said firmly over coffee in midtown.Batstone is the CEO and cofounder of a company called Contextere. Contextere uses artificially intelligent software to make the labor of industrial workers safer and more efficient by recognizing problems before humans do. The company was in the previous cohort of Greenpoint urban-tech accelerator Urban-X, and followed that as a member of accelerator Grand Central Tech.We first met Batstone at an event at Urban-X last fall and he seemed like a nice guy. Recently, I came across his Twitter, the bio of which had said, “CEO of @contextere & founder of @teagansvoice. Transforming #AI, #AR & #IoT. Advocate for children’s rights after the murder of his 8 year old daughter Teagan.”Wow. So I asked to get coffee with him before he heads back to his native Canada, now that...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Coming together to offer support & encouragement. Standing together in times of tragedy & focusing on the strength of family & Canadian values #HumboldtStrong L'équipe @IncendiesOttawa offre son appui #JerseyDaypic.twitter.com/8EFtkjU4nY
— Kim Ayotte (@ChiefAyotte) April 12, 2018
My thoughts are with the players and families of the Humboldt Broncos. #JerseysForHumboldtpic.twitter.com/cl7Ubl24wT
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 12, 2018#jerseyday for Dayna, for all the boys. #humboldtbroncospic.twitter.com/SvmjwuMDXB
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) April 12, 2018
We may be 3,000 km away, but today we stand with the victims, families, communities and first responders impacted by the #HumboldtBroncos tragedy. #JerseysForHumboldt#JerseyDay. pic.twitter.com/EABqXm0kdL
— York Regional Police (@YRP) April 12, 2018
There will be a lot of #jerseysforhumboldt at schools across Canada today to show support for Humboldt and the Broncos families. pic.twitter.com/3X7OQHSYzF
— Erin O'Toole (@ErinOTooleMP) April 12, 2018
We wear our jerseys, and green and gold, to show our support and send our love to the families and community of the #HumboldtBroncos. #JerseysForHumboldt#HumboldtStrong#JerseyDay#SenCApic.twitter.com/O9s9N04Feo
— Senate of Canada (@SenateCA) A...
Sarah E. Smith - MyWebTimes.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Contributed photoCaptionSarah E. SmithMARSEILLES — Sarah Elizabeth Smith, 28, of Marseilles, passed away Tuesday, April 3.A funeral ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Ottawa Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Bladen officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. prior to services Friday at Ottawa Funeral Home.Sarah was born Feb. 26, 1990, in Spring Valley, to Stephen and Rebecca (Nelson) Smith. She was a 2008 graduate of Ottawa High School and spent four years in band while there. She also attended Illinois Valley Community College.She currently was a shift manager at Papa John’s in Ottawa. Sarah enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Lillian, and being outdoors. She had a passion for art, music and took dance classes since she was 4 years old through high school. She is survived by her parents; her daughter, Lillian Rose; two siblings, Steven (Mary St. Aubin) Smith and Stephanie (Paul) Addink; her grandparents, Delbert (Dorothy) Nelson; her aunts, Jennifer (Greg) Allen, Lori (Sonny) Preci, Dorothy Peterson and Doreen Nelson; many cousins; and her furry baby, Snickers.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James (Lucille...
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...