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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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 was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

Notice: Jimmy “Vegas” Strader - The Morrisburg Leader

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

At the Ottawa Heart Institute on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Jimmy “Vegas” Strader of Prescott, age 77. Loving husband of Carol Strader (nee Reid). Loving father of Joey (Ann) of Brockville. Dear brother of Marie Trites (late Ora) of Brampton, Gordon (Nellie) of Glen Stewart, Patsy Thompson (late Johnny Scarbo) of Hainsville, Ron (Sandy) of Nova Scotia, Linda Buckland (Jay) of Florida, Judy Lingard (Alan) of Prescott, Steve (Barb) of Iroquois, Arnold (Lori) of Florida and Bobby (late Colleen) of Florida. Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his granddaughter Sydney. Predeceased by his parents Gilbert “Gib” and Lula Strader (nee Holmes), his sister Dawn Vandemheen and his brother Ricky Strader. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Funeral Arrangements There will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.morrisburgleader.ca/2017/06/23/notice-jimmy-vegas-strader/

Rudolpho P. Irizarry - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Alice of 32 years, and his children, Michael, Will, Margie, Tito, and Peter; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind two step-children, Melody Bergen and William Prescott.Rudy had a full life. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 38 years. His career started at Samsom AFB, Geneva, N.Y., then to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. and then to McGuire AFB, N.J. He started as a cook, trained over to become a loadmaster in the C-119C, then a loadmaster flight examiner in the C-141, C-141A and C-141B. He airdropped heavy equipment and was proud to say he airdropped a Sheridan Armored Vehicle with no casualties. He participated in the Santo Domingo crisis, The Cuban Crisis, Vietnam, Grenada, and was activated for an extended period for Operation Desert Storm. Rudy retired from the Air Force in 1992. In total, he served 38 years of active and reserve duty.Rudy was the chairman of the Pemberton Township Veterans Advisory Committee for over 11 years and was instrumental in the creation of the Pemberton Township Veterans Memorial Park.Rudy was a life member of the VFW, was the Historian of American Legion Eden Stanley Post 294 in Pemberton, and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America 899.Aside from his military life, he and Alice purchased and flew a hot air b...
http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/bct/rudolpho-p-irizarry/article_820fcb96-7d37-58ce-bf89-06665b6d3df1.html

Sports Briefs: Win for Nationals - Standard Freeholder

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Longueuil from the top spot. Longueuil fell to third, with the Brooks Bandits sliding into second place. Sixth victory It was a rare CCHL 2 win for the Char-Lan Rebels, 5-2 at home against the Prescott Flyers.It was just the sixth victory of the season for the Rebs.Matthew Harrington’s second-period goal was the eventual winner, snapping a 2-2 tie. Hunter Duchesne, Ryan Vipond, Joseph Samson and Derek Lister also scored for Char-Lan, who went right back to the loss column in their next game, an 8-2 decision in Athens.Sam Ferland and Liam MacDonald scored against Athens.The Rebels are back in action on Thursday, visiting Casselman.• The Alexandria Glens scored a total of just two goals in two games, both losses.In Westport, the Glens lost 6-1 to the Rideaus. Alexandre Elie had the lone goal, with 1:09 left in regulation.At home, the Glens lost to the Ottawa Canadians. Josh Peladeau had the lone goal.• The Winchester Hawks lost to the worst team in the league, 4-1 to the Timberwolves in Renfrew.Franco Gagnon had the lone goal for the Hawks.Hosting Casselman, the Hawks lost 3-2 in a shootout. Gagnon and Christophe Lemay scored nine seconds apart in the third period to tie the game 2-2.Samuel Gosselin and Isaac Barr scored in regulation for the Vikings. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/01/17/sports-briefs-win-for-nationals

Firefighters one hour late to blaze that destroyed Ontario home ... - National Post

Friday, January 6, 2017

Quebec. The 911 dispatcher had no idea where Sincennes was trying to direct the ambulance. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. “I’m not trying to say it happens often. But it happens.” Prescott-Russell municipal fire chiefs are aware of the problem, said Aurèle Constantineau, deputy fire chief of Nation municipality. There are usually several complaints about misdirected calls every month, he said. Although none of the mix-ups have resulted in a fatality, Constantineau worries about the possibility. A few minutes can mean the difference between life and death, he said. On one occasion several years ago, a cellphone call about a fire in Limoges was picked up by Quebec 911 and rout...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/firefighters-one-hour-late-to-blaze-that-destroyed-ontario-home-because-911-call-came-from-quebec-number

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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 Times

Thursday, 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal