Port Colborne ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral to be held for fire victims | St. Catharines Standard - St. Catharines StandardFriday, June 02, 2017
Tammy Burd and her children Samantha and Joshua Zuvic will be laid to rest Friday as the community continues to mourn the tragic loss of four lives in a recent Port Colborne fire.The blaze that tore through a Nickel Street home early on Dec. 14 claimed the lives of Tammy, 37, Samantha, 15, and Joshua, 2, as well as Tammy’s grandmother Eva Burd, 83.Eva’s funeral was held Monday.“Everyone is affected by this and we’re pulling together as best you can,” Ryan Torkos, owner of Armstrong Funeral Home and Chapel, said of the community’s emotional state following the devastating event.The funeral home is overseeing the services held in honour of the victims.Their grieving family has declined to comment.The tragedy has had a swift impact on the city, leaving even its first responders shaken.“The community here in Port Colborne, they’ve been very supportive,” Torkos said, crediting people for stepping up to offer assistance in any way they can.He called it fortunate that the Burd-Zuvic family is “tight-knit,” with its members able to act as a support system for one another during such a difficult time.Tammy’s husband Joe Zuvic, 37, and a family uncle G...
Sargant inducted into Hall of Fame - Collingwood Enterprise BulletinThursday, March 09, 2017
OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as well as Jr. B teams in Collingwood, Barrie and Orillia.He became an event planner and worked in his early days in Port Colborne where he transformed Canal Days from a small festival to a signature event in the province.“He completely renovated the festival and made it an enormous three-day event. He brought in bands, and comedians and jugglers and rib-fest stuff and converted the event so it became a focal point in the Niagara region for people to to go to Port Colborne and have a great time,” Measures said.Sargant organized the community funeral for Wiarton Willy when the groundhog died two weeks before Groundhog Day.“Then the next year, they had Wiarton Willy’s cousin, a new ground hog,” said Measures.He also worked in Niagara Falls and for a short time in Collingwood before coming to Clearview.Before Sargant’s arrival in Clearview former Mayor Ken Ferguson and council decided not to sell the community halls across the large township that were not being used often and which had fallen into disrepair.The halls where brought into the township’s parks and recreation department which began overseeing the halls and their volunteers.“Then Shane came in and said, You’ve got all these beautiful halls, why don’t we throw a festival with all these halls. Get them all together on big weekend.“Council said ‘yes’ and we put $50,000 behind it,” said Measures.It would be the first time holding a festival for the entire township. It came at a time when the township had also decided on a new logo and a Small Halls logo.“So we created this Small Halls Festival and it was a huge success,” said Measures, who was the festival chair in year firstname.lastname@example.org/GiseleSarvis Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Family, friends gather to remember three killed in Brampton fire - Globalnews.caWednesday, March 01, 2017
The incident was the latest in a string of deadly house fires in Ontario over the last few months.Four family members died in a fire in Port Colborne in mid-December. About 12 hours later, a fire ripped through a home on Oneida Nation of the Thames, killing four children and their father.READ MORE: Human remains found at scene of house fire northwest of TorontoOn Christmas Eve, a mother, father and their two sons died in a blaze in a cottage near Peterborough, Ont. Two others died in a fire near Chatham-Kent in late January.With files from the Canadian Press.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
The Suicide Bomber Next Door - Toronto LifeThursday, January 19, 2017
Instead, he worked a succession of contract jobs. The Drivers moved around constantly, jumping across Canada from Regina to Kitchener to Port Colborne. On Sundays, they would go to church, then pack a picnic lunch and head to a nearby beach on Lake Erie.
Everything changed when Aaron was seven. Doctors discovered an inoperable tumour in his mom’s brain. Aaron didn’t understand how sick she was until his dad brought him to the hospital to see her undergo radiation. That’s when it sunk in: she wasn’t going to be okay. Aaron grew quiet and withdrawn, spending entire days in the hospital room with his mom.
A few months after Linda was diagnosed, she fell into a coma and never woke up. Aaron was inconsolable. He and his father were suddenly on their own—his older siblings had already moved out—and Aaron found the loneliness unbearable. In the following months, he often refused to get out of bed to go to school. He stopped eating his lunches, telling Wayne that, if he starved himself to death, he could be with his mom in heaven.
When Aaron was nine, his dad met a woman named Monica on a Christian dating site. Aaron seemed to like her at first, but that changed when, several months later, she and Wayne announced they were getting married. Aaron snapped. He raged and screamed, telling his dad nobody would ever replace his mom—and that he wished Wayne had died instead. Wayne took Aaron to a Christian bereavement counsellor, but his son refused to participate. He tried again with a psychiatrist and had to drag Aaron into the office; he sat through the entire appointment in silence. When Wayne brought a family counsellor in for home sessions, Aaron would storm out of the room. Eventually, Wayne stopped trying altogether.
After Wayne and Monica got married, Aaron spent most of his time alone in his room. He never watched TV because he didn’t want to sit ...
Niagara school mourns teacher - Niagara Falls ReviewTuesday, December 20, 2016
It is a great loss to our school and the community,” Louws added.
Visitation will be held Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Port Colborne from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre in Crystal Beach Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Niagara branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association or Greater Fort Erie Secondary School.
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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. (...