Port Elgin ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Robert SmithFriday, March 17, 2017
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Brampton boy who drowned was a good student, loyal friend, schoolmates say - Brampton GuardianFriday, September 9, 2016
Michael’s death showed how close we are,” added Kaura.
It just won’t be the same without him, they said.
The teen was swimming with two others Sunday evening at Gobles Grove, just outside of Port Elgin, when he disappeared underwater and could not be found, according to Saugeen Shores Police. The wave and current pulled the trio out into deeper water over their heads, and a 50-year-old Toronto man rushed to assist, helping one boy to safety. The other made his way to shore on his own, according to police, but Nguyen could not be resuscitated after he was pulled from the water.
Nguyen would have been starting Grade 10 next week.
Described as a shy young man who focused on his studies at school, he was good at math and enjoyed gym, and was a straight A student, they said.
But he knew how to have fun, too, was always making his friends laugh, and enjoyed playing video games.
“He balanced his time really well when it came to school and having fun,” Kaura said.
Every day last summer, the five friends got together to play basketball, and this summer they would meet up most weekends to play, because it was his and their favourite sport, they said.
They all got together this week to play Call of Duty and some of Nguyen’s other favourite video games, to talk about their memories and share their pain.
“He was a very good and loyal friend to all of us,” said Chhabra.
“He always knew how to make us laugh,” added Bhatt.
The five friends met at Eldorado Public School. Although they didn’t all go to the same high school, they remained close.
Kaura said he met Nguyen in Grade 7, and they were best friends ever since.
“He was very studious, but when he was not at school, he was very funny,” Kaura said. He said Nguyen was also curious and “very courageous”.
When the four friends heard the news, they met up and went to his house, to pass on their condolences to his parents and three brothers – two older and one younger – who have been struggling with their grief.
Funeral rites will be observed this Satu...
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...
'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...
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...