Paris ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Young cousins killed as snowmobiles fall through ice on Ontario lake - CTV NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
The boys have been identified as 15-year-old Alexander Martin of Gravenhurst and 11-year-old Bracebridge, Ont., resident Mitchell Paris. They had been out snowmobiling with Martin's stepfather, uncle and younger brother.
Martin's stepfather, who did not want his name to be published, described the moment when the ice gave way.
"We came to a stop when we were getting ready to turn around, and as we went to turn around it all broke up from under us," he told CTV Toronto.
People who knew the cousins say they were inseparable friends and part of a close, well-liked family.
"It's devastated our family," said Nicole Martin, an aunt of Alex Martin.
"It's heartbreaking to know we won't see them again, to know these kids have lost their lives in a senseless way."
Martin's father Nick described his son as "a great kid" who had lots of friends and was never in trouble.
"He was the best. He was great at everything. He loved basketball and snowmobiling, and he was a great older brother," he told CTV Barrie.
Katelyn Good, a friend of Paris' parents, described Paris as someone who was always smiling, always happy, always willing to help out no matter what."
Police are investigating the deaths. People familiar with the area say snowmobilers generally stay away from the ice-covered Lake Muskoka, due to its notoriously poor ice conditions and a lakeshore trail.
"The ice has been horrible this year," Nicole Martin said.
"People should be paying attention to their surroundings, knowing what's going on, knowing what the trail's for."
A joint funeral for the two boys is expected to take place Saturday in Bracebridge.
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Becoming a seafarers' chaplain was not exactly his retirement plan - CatholicPhilly.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Michael Miller released a letter to announce he was restoring the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Permanent deacons, he wrote, would have a theology degree and run a variety of parish and other ministries, including being allowed to officiate at marriages and funerals and preach homilies.
Deacon Athaide talked to his pastor about it. “I remember him saying: ‘Go for it!’ It seemed to be a natural kind of thing and a great opportunity. I had lost my wife seven years prior, and I got to a stage where I realized I’m probably not going to get married again. It seemed like a natural opportunity.”
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Oil Springs man dies after fall from tree - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
Visitation is planned Friday at Needham-Jay Funeral Home in Petrolia, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a funeral mass will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish in Petrolia.
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Funeral Friday for sportswear firm founder - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 02, 2019
Falkland. A local and national supplier of textiles, sporting goods and uniforms, Darby Sportswear is now at 100 Dundas St. E. in Paris and celebrating its 50th anniversary. Mr. Sevier is also the founder of the Falkland Gamebird and Fish Hatchery, which he created on the site of a former gravel pit. The hatchery, now closed, raised rainbow trout, small and large mouth bass and pheasants for stocking, conservation, consumption and recreation. Mr. Sevier is survived by wife, Karen, and children, Tommy, Becky, Margaret, Shawn, Andy and Jessie. He has 10 grandchildren. Andy Sevier noted that the hatchery offered a program called Fish'n Friends. "It was a catered event for individuals with special needs," he said. "It gave them the opportunity to experience fishing." He said his father loved collectible cars, especially Corvettes. "He loved working on the cars that he owned, as well as restoring older ones." Mr. Sevier was a regular at the Cruise Night car shows held at Johnny Be Good Diner in Paris. A former member of the Kinsmen Club of Brantford, Mr. Sevier enjoyed spending time with friends at a hunting lodge and restoring antique tube radios. "He was a hard worker, the kind of man who always liked to keep busy," Andy Sevier said. "When he wasn't busy, he'd sit on the back porch overlooking the (Falkland) property and reminisce about what it looked like before he put in all that work." Andy Sevier said his father had a big heart and made sure everyone at work and in his personal life felt appreciated. "One thing I'll always remember is one of his most used sayings, ‘You can'...
Crown: Former pastor put wife in 'harm's way' - Brantford ExpositorSaturday, March 02, 2019
Philip Grandine, formerly of Paris, has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 death of his wife, Anna.
TORONTO - A former pastor accused in the drowning death of his pregnant wife did not mean to kill her but wanted her incapacitated so he could carry on with his double life, prosecutors argued Monday.Crown lawyers allege Philip Grandine, a graduate of Paris District High School, either secretly administered the sedative lorazepam to his wife or offered it to her so she would be less attentive while he continued a clandestine affair.In her closing arguments, assistant Crown attorney Donna Kellway said Grandine then failed to prevent his wife from getting in a bathtub in her drugged state one evening, putting her "directly into harm's way.""He was playing Russian roulette with her chances of having some kind of so-called accident," Kellway said. "Knowing everything that he knew, he should never ...
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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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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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. (...