Pembroke ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Wilson, whose sons,Tyson, Cory and Michael, played at various times for the Braves, the latter until recently.“You always worry when they ride the bus,” she added.“When they used to ride the bus to Pembroke in the snowstorm, you’d just pray.”“This is every hockey parent’s worst nightmare.”Sending thoughts and prayers to the families of the #Broncos junior hockey team in #Humboldt, Sask. A book of condolences is now in the City Hall lobby and will be sent to 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 ...
Ontario family upset over use of son's obituary - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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 too had no idea about sites like Afterlife.
“I've emailed them and asked them to take everything that had to do with Murphy Funeral Home off their website,” he said.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, which regulates anything having to do with death care in the province, says that over the past couple of weeks, they've heard from several funeral homes and members of the public who are upset about obituaries being posted on third-party websites.
The organization says in Ontario, those websites could be breaching the Consumer Protection Act if they imply co-operation with funeral homes.
Afterlife did not agree to an interview, but in a written response to CTV Ottawa, spokesperson Paco Leclerc said millions of people are pleased with their service and “nothing is underhanded.”
They also told CTV News that they never had any intentions of angering and saddening families or funeral homes because they want to help families and work with funeral homes.
The company also said: "We are a free service helping connect society to the funeral industry and helping people positively reconnect during the loss of a loved one."
The company did not answer questions about what happens to the money donated in memoriam to its site. But said there is no obligation for anyone to purchase anything from their website and flower purchases are fulfilled by local florists.
Lavier contacted the site and asked them to remove her son's obituary. The...
Recounting Paul Martin's early days in Pembroke - Pembroke Daily ObserverFriday, June 2, 2017
Secretary of State for External Affairs. But he was also ambitious. Had the stars aligned at the right time, Joseph James Guillaume Paul Martin could have been the first citizen of Pembroke to ever become prime minister of Canada. As fate would have it, the son who bore his name ended up as our nation's 21st prime minister. This does not detract from his impressive body of work as an able cabinet minister and diplomat.Born on June 23, 1903 in Ottawa, Paul's parents, Lumina and Joseph Philippe moved the family to Pembroke eight months later. They lived on Moffat Street opposite the Bishop of Pembroke’s residence near St. Columbkille Cathedral. In fact, they rented their house from Bishop Narcisse Zephirin Lorrain. On their lot was a stable which housed the bishop's horses and carriage. His father found employment as a clerk at a grocery store owned by his sister's husband, Isidore Martin, who went on to be elected mayor of the Town of Pembroke in 1907. Although he would achieve great success as a politician on the national stage later in life, Paul never forgot his years in Pembroke, especially the Ottawa River.“The serene beauty of the Ottawa has stayed with me,” Martin wrote in his 1983 biography “A Very Public Life.” “From our verandah, I could see it beyond the hill on Renfrew Street; and when I worked in the town's lumberyards during summer holidays, the river was close at hand during each eleven-hour day.
CLEMENT, Marjorie Elizabeth (nee Biggs) - Simcoe.comFriday, January 6, 2017
Man) of Delta, BC and Robert (Joanne McCuaig) of Meaford. She will be missed by her siblings; Evelyn Matthews (Norman) of Simcoe, Maureen Gillan (the late Arthur) of Pakenham and Reg Biggs (Amy) of Pembroke as well as her sister in law Helen Clement of Duncan, BC. Marjorie will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Gail Forsyth-Clement (John) of Toronto, Paul Clement of Vancouver, BC, Adam Clement (Tawnia) of Collingwood, her great grandchildren; Jasper, Alice and Molly Forsyth and Skylar and Olivia Young and by the families of the late Oliver Bell and the late Dr. Gordon Bell. Marjorie is predeceased by her brother Everett Biggs (the late Rene) and her sister in law Eilene Clement.
Marjorie was born in Pembroke, Ontario and served others as a Registered Nurse in New York City, Mississauga and Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Marjorie was a farm girl at heart and had a love for animals, especially her much loved Labrador Retrievers (Kirkview Kennels) and her horses. She was passionate about music and used her trained contralto voice to sing opera in New York City and in the Boston Presbyterian Church and St Paul's United Church choirs in Milton. Her later years were spent at Birkdale Place in Milton and Vermont Square in Toronto.
Marjorie's family extends a heartfelt thank you to the team at the Vermont Square Long Term Care Home for the professional and compassionate care that Marjorie received over the last year. Family and friends gathered at the McKERSIE-KOCHER FUNERAL HOME 114 Main St. E. Milton 905-878-...
Clifford SchultzWednesday, November 30, 2016
Eric) and his numerous nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by his parents Verner and Margaret Schultz (nee Hampel) and numerous other family members. He was born and raised on a farm near Pembroke, ON. He graduated in 1962 with the first engineering class at the University of Waterloo. He retired from John Deere after over 35 years of service. Clifford was actively involved in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and volunteering in the community. He left the farm but the farming remained with Clifford as he enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling. Clifford cherished most of all his time spent with his family. The Schultz family will receive friends at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland on Saturday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1 o’clock. Private interment at a later date in the family plot at Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pembroke, ON. Donations in memory of Mr. Schultz may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Rapelje Lodge or Sick Kid’s Hospital Foundation. On line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted through The Niagara Woodlands Restoration Program. A tree grows – memories live.
'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...
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...
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...