Renfrew ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Norman Sulpher - The Morrisburg LeaderWednesday, August 2, 2017
Dunbar for the past 39 years, Norman Sulpher passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sunday, June 25, 2017, following a lengthy illness. He was 83.Norm was born in Renfrew on April 7, 1934, to his parents Felix and Anastasia Sulpher (nee Lapenski). He was one of 13 children.He spent time working at construction while attending high school. He spent time doing renovations and built a two-car garage with a workshop. Norms first management appointment was Morrisburg. He was transferred to Kingston where he opened a new branch at Bath and Gardiners Road. He went on to Bancroft, then the district office at the St. Laurent and Cyrville Branch in Ottawa.Norm was chosen to head the mortgage department for Eastern Ontario. Moving to head office in Toronto was not an option as he did not want to disrupt his family life. Therefore, he graciously declined the post and retired out of Chesterville, Ontario.Boating, fishing and reading were his favourites things to do. He enjoyed them so much, a cottage was purchased when Norm retired. Norm had many great qualities; a good sense of humour, a great smile, he was compassionate, loving, caring and a true friend. Travelling was a big part of hi...
Recounting Paul Martin's early days in Pembroke - Pembroke Daily ObserverFriday, June 2, 2017
Ottawa River.“The serene beauty of the Ottawa has stayed with me,” Martin wrote in his 1983 biography “A Very Public Life.” “From our verandah, I could see it beyond the hill on Renfrew Street; and when I worked in the town's lumberyards during summer holidays, the river was close at hand during each eleven-hour day. As the Canadian Pacific Railway's noon train wound its way westwards, I often gazed at it from the top of a lumber pile, watching it pass along the river's bank in the town's outer reaches. In my youth, I sat many times on Pembroke's old wharf, glorying in the ancient Laurentians beyond Chapeau.”The family grew with the birth of Paul's brother, Emile, in 1906 and a set of twin sisters, Lucille and Marie, three years later. Another sister, Aline, and yet another set of twin girls, Anita and Claire, came later. The family suffered hardship when the Great Fire of 1908 severely damaged Isidore's store forcing him to close the business. Joseph went to work for J.B. Kemp in the town's east end.In 1907, young Paul contracted spinal meningitis. While doctors tried to cure him of this common childhood affliction, Lumina turned to her faith. Bishop Lorrain frequently visited the home to pray with her. Eventually he recovered but had difficulty walking for a time. Until he regained the use of his legs, Paul was pulled around in a small wagon by his father and brother. However, the sickness would leave Paul with a partially blinded left eye and weakened left arm.Due to his mother's influence, Paul became religiously devoted. During Lent, he and his siblings pledged not to eat candy. At age six, Paul attended Pembroke Separate School on Isabella Street. Among his classmates were John Stoqua, Joe Giroux and Roy and Lloyd Ludgate. Paul would later admit in his biography to having a crush on his classmate, Vera Chaput. However, his love of literature was inspired by the town's librarian, Miss Alma Beatty (years later, 82-year-old Alma, a staunch Conservative, would lecture Paul about the importance of old-age pensions when he was the minister of national health).“I had never seen a bigger or more wonderful room, although when I think of it now I realize that it was quite small,” Martin later wrote in his biography about the first time he entered Pembroke's new Carnegie library. “Alma Beatty helped open my eyes to the world around me.”Over the winter, his father flooded the backyard to create a skating rink for the kids. One of their neighbours was future NHL hall-of-famer Frank Nighbor who gave Paul t...
Sports Briefs: Win for Nationals - Standard FreeholderThursday, January 19, 2017
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.
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Newsmakers of the year - Rocky View WeeklyFriday, January 6, 2017
The focus of the meeting was fentanyl and RFAD brought in Dianne Johns – a nurse and manager of the Renfrew Recovery Centre in Calgary – to educate people on the drug.
She said fentanyl is used medically to comfort end-of-life cancer patients and people experiencing a lot of pain, but what people are buying on the street has been manufactured in garages, basements and bedrooms and it’s mixed with anything to solidify the pill, including borax, bleach and baking soda.
She also said when buying the drug on the street, there is no way to tell what’s in it and it could contain zero fentanyl or enough to kill a person.
2. Minimum wage hike
Alberta’s NDP government called significant job losses due to the minimum wage increase a “realistic possibility” in an internal memo obtained by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Richard Truscott, vice-president of CFIB in Alberta and British Columbia, said the organization made a Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act request to obtain the memo after meeting for consultations with the government in June 2015.
The NDP government’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Alberta to $15 per hour by 2018 began implementation in October 2015.
The wage increased again this October to $12.20 for all Albertans, officially elim...
Wayne Campbell remembered as a consummate lifelong learner and a champion of science - Pembroke Daily ObserverFriday, October 28, 2016
Wayne Campbell’s passion for science inspired thousands of Renfrew County students and their teachers.
For 26 years, the retired teacher and academic, who died on Sept. 29, fostered a deep appreciation for the natural and physical sciences prompting the kids who attended his popular Hila Camp to keenly explore the world around them.
“Wayne was a consummate lifelong learner and a champion of science, engineering and math,” said Michele Arbour, director of education for the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board. “He was a visionary who was truly ahead of his time.”
A former teacher at Champlain High School, Campbell and his wife, Carol, formed the 12-acre Hila Science Camp located near Beachburg in 1984. Holding a science degree from the University of Waterloo, he offered a day camp for kids between the ages of seven and 14 placing emphasis on the sciences. Adopting a “hands on” approach to science, he challenged his campers to build rockets, model airplanes, electronic weather stations, kites and wire guided sleds. The camp held courses...
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...
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...
'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...