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Thompson Waters Funeral Home

102 First Ave
Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
(519) 583-1530

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Manslaughter charge in fentanyl-related death - Simcoe Reformer

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Norfolk man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the March 2 death of Ashley Gravelle, 35. of Port Dover. FACEBOOK PHOTO Share Adjust Comment Print A Norfolk man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a Port Dover woman earlier this month.Thursday, an OPP detective ordered the arrest of two Norfolk residents in connection with the March 2 death of Ashley Gravelle, 35.Morgan Daniel Fick, 21, has been charged with manslaughter, possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, and trafficking cocaine and fentanyl.Carilyn Michelle Deming, 23, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and trafficking cocaine.A death notice posted by the Thompson-Waters Funeral Home in Port Dover says Ashley Gravelle – also known as Ashley St. Jules – "passed away suddenly" on March 2."Ashley was passionate about the care and rescue of animals," the notice said. "She enjoyed her job as a sandwich...
https://www.simcoereformer.ca/news/local-news/manslaughter-charge-in-fentanyl-related-death

Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Allen McMannMcMANN, Allen – March 22, 2019 at the Norfolk General Hospital, with his wife Jackie at his side. David Allen Lewis McMann was born in 1937 and grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Port Dover, moving to town with his family in 1949. As a teenager in Port Dover, he began his 38-year career with Canada Post, first sorting mail and finally as long-time senior assistant (Port Dover) and postmaster (Jarvis, 1981-1990). Allen may be best remembered for his ever-polite, gentlemanly manner, his passion for fiddle playing, and his pastime as purveyor of Country Candy's much-loved candy floss and apples, a business he inherited from in-laws Harry and Gibby Rolston. Allen was happiest playing his "little red fiddle," first with the Country Driftwoods in the 1960s, and more recently with the Country Snowbirds near his winter home in Largo, Florida. Even beset by Alzheimer's, Allen remembered his fiddle tunes and smiled as he played. In earlier years, Allen and fellow St. John's Ambulance attendant Charlie Bridgwater ran Port Dover's first ambulance service from 1955-1960, working day and night with a cast of volunteers, providing first aid to the town's injured and ill and rushing victims to hospital.
https://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/death-notices-march-2019/

Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe. Pastor Jeff Vandermeer officiating. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Huntington's Society or St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com John "Reb" FelkerFELKER, John Garnet "Reb" of Port Dover, passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of his family and close friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in his 80th year. Cherished husband of Jackie Johansen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Josie of Simcoe and Quinn and Denise of Fisherville. Proud grandfather of Owen and Grant. He will be sadly missed by his nephew and nieces. Predeceased by his son Dean, his parents Evelyn and James, and his sister Sheila. Reb retired from Stelco after 20+ years service and was active on the retirement committee for United Steelworkers Local 8782. He had great memories of his farm in Caledonia where he loved spending time with family and friends. Reb was the former President and Life Member of the Black Hawks Motorcycle Club, Hamilton. Port Dover's Friday 13th was a day he always enjoyed. He was also a former member of the band RD and The 30 Day Plan. Reb was well known in the Port Dover area and will be sadly missed by his many friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Reb on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519-583-1530). Cremation followed. For those wishing, donations to the Port Dover Life Line Food Bank would be appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca John RichardsonRICHARDSON, John Kenneth — passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Juravinski ...
https://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/death-notices-february-2019/

Death Notices March 2018 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hoover. Graydon will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Graydon was a community leader and involved extensively with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen, Port Dover Harbour Museum, City of Nanticoke Library Board as treasurer for many years. Graydon was a veteran of WWII, he taught pilot flying instructions in many locations. He taught school in Walsh, many other rural schools as well as Burtch Correctional Facility. He farmed in Nanticoke and then retired in Port Dover. At Graydon’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service at Christ Church Cemetery, Nanticoke at a later date. Pastor Marc Bertrand to officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314) If so desired, donations may be made in Graydon’s memory to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.comNorma Lillian BaileyBAILEY – Norma Lillian: Passed away on February 21, 2018 after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Chatham, Ontario. She is survived by her beloved husband Bill of Port Dover. Loving mother of Pam of Brantford, sister Betty of Jarvis, a niece and 8 nephews. “Often a lonely heartache, many a silent tears but always a beautiful memory of the one we loved so dear”. In keeping with Norma’s wishes cremation has taken place with no visitation or service. The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to make a donation in Norma’s memory are asked to consider The Simcoe and District Humane Society. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.comPublished March 14thJudy AllisonALLISON, Judith (Judy) — Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Judy Allison of Simcoe in her 74th year. Loving sister and Aunt of Bob Robinson and his son Todd...

Crematorium proposed for Simcoe - Simcoe Reformer

Friday, February 17, 2017

Duesling said Tuesday. “We just want to make sure we’ve covered everything.”Bradfield took notice last year when the former Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Blue Line Road near Port Dover came up for sale. The former school house is located next to the Port Dover Cemetery and is zoned for a crematorium.Bradfield thought about making a move but decided that would be problematic.He said families tend to be quite spiritual and emotional when a loved one passes on. Bradfield said some potential customers would have been put off by the fact that another religion used the building before it became a crematorium.“It wasn’t satisfactory because it was used by a religious sect already,” Bradfield said. “To some, it would continue to have the spirits of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the walls. The place I’m looking at is much more neutral to everybody.”The walls of the proposed building are 14” thick while the roof is 10” thick. Bradfield says it was built as a shooting range for soldiers.As a monument maker, Bradfield has had many years to think about funerals and bereavement. If he receives the green light, his plan could have a major impact on after-life services.Bradfield is working with researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton to apply microwave technology to the cremation process.Cremations are energy-intensive because the human body is 60 percent water. The break-through Bradfield has in mind would steam off the moisture before cremation. This would clear the way for a much more efficient incineration of remains.“It’s a revolutionary idea,” Bradfield said. “It’s going to change the funeral industry.”Cremation has become an increasingly important funerary option in recent years. Norfolk’s community services department says the cremated remains of 59 individuals were interred at Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe last year versus 55 full burials.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2017/02/09/crematorium-proposed-for-simcoe

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316