Picton ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting - Pentiction Western NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Both men succumbed to their injuries and the RCMP consider them homicides.
Related: Kamloops RCMP investigate two homicides at separate hotels
Max Picton, local businessman and former city councillor, describes Gill as "a really solid guy."
"The shirt off his back kind of guy. Always be there for you, always want to lend a helping hand, encouraging," said Picton. "He gave me my first job back at Coyote Cruises when I was just a kid. I worked with him for 10 years and became really close."
Travis Kruger, former Penticton Indian Band councillor, was also a close friend of Gill. He made an emotional post to Facebook.
"How do I even sum up someone who was larger than life?" wrote Kruger, adding that before it had a label, they were the original bromance.
"You always had my back. You showed me what a real investment in people could turn into."
Both men shared a love of motorcycles, and Kruger promised to pay his respects the next time he was out.
"When I take Winnie out, I'll look up and give you the 140km/hr hand signal, crack my throttle, feel the wind in my face and know ur looking down on me," wrote Kruger.
Matthew Baran, executive director of the Ooknakane Friendship Centre, also rode with Gill.
"For him, riding motorcycles was almost a spiritual journey," said Baran, describing Gill as a person people gravitated to.
"He just ha...
Cecil FergusonTuesday, May 09, 2017
Robert – entered into rest at Hastings Manor, Belleville on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Shirley (Cooper) Ferguson. Loved father of Robert of Stirling, Cathy Ferguson of Picton, Scott (Sheryl) of Corbyville, Heather Ferguson of Frankford. Ever remembered grandfather of Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Craig, Holly, Robert, Sarah, Michael, Joshua, Justin, Chanse, Randy, Shamus, Heidi, Stephanie, Bradley and Blakely. Survived by brother Jim (Beverley) Ferguson of Cobourg. Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Margaret (Logan) Ferguson, son David and siblings Geraldine, Dorothy, Margaret, Donald, Douglas, John and George. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Revered Brian Carswell officiating. Inurnment Carrying Place Cemetery Annex at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
David "Larry" CoulterWednesday, November 30, 2016
At Hospice Prince Edward Picton, found his peace the 20th day of November, 2016.
Larry Coulter of Belleville was born in Toronto on March 22, 1942 and died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Eva (nee Poliwka). Cherished in memory by his sister Beth (Ian) Pogmore of Kingston, sister-in-law Jane Poliwka (Tony) of Toronto, Eva's cousin Eric (Debora) Foster and all the Foster clan. Dear uncle of Jim (Kelly) and Paul Curtis (London) and David (Dinah), Matthew and Christopher Burling (Kingston/Whitby). Predeceased by parents Alan and Betty Coulter, sister Cathy Curtis and mother-in-law Wanda Poliwka. Will be missed by golfing friends, neighbours, colleagues from Coca Cola and Canada Dry in Toronto and the Legrees. Sadly missed by his cousins and extended family, especially Martha Morton (Angus) who has been so supportive during this long journey.
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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The Canadian Press
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. (...
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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