Richmond Hill ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral held for Ontario woman killed in Belize along with American boyfriend - Globalnews.caWednesday, July 5, 2017
RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – A funeral was held Thursday in Richmond Hill, Ont., for a Canadian woman who was killed in Belize.Fifty-two-year-old Francesca Matus — a mother of twin sons — and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney, were found strangled in a field on May 1 after Matus failed to show up for a flight returning to Canada.The Canadian government confirmed last week that a Canadian citizen had been detained as a person of interest in connection with the deaths.Story continues below
Canadian in custody in Belize as police investigate deaths of Ontario woman, American man Matus’ cousin Ivana Pucci says Thursday’s funeral was a beautiful service during which “all the ugliness and brutality surrounding her death didn’t exist.”Pucci says the eulogies and messages that have been shared about Matus were a true testament of the “amazing human being” the woman was.Last weekend, friends and neighbours gathered at Matus’ home in Keswick, Ont., to lay flowers and cards...
Robert SageFriday, March 17, 2017
Sage, Robert “Bruce”-
Peacefully at Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill on March 14, 2017 in his 83rd year. Beloved Husband of Joan for 61 years. Loving Dad of Brenda (Rob), Bob (Kim) and Susan (Dave). Cherished Grandpa of Nicole, Brandon, Matt, Michael and Chris. A special thank you to all of the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Mackenzie Health. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in his honour to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.dixongarland.com
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Bruce MakosFriday, March 17, 2017
On Monday, March 13, 2017, Bruce Kenneth Makos, age 57, passed away suddenly at his cottage home on Lake Catchacoma. Bruce was a well-known and much-loved chiropractor who sold his Richmond Hill based business in 2012 and retired. Since then, he has enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, relaxing at the cottage, and travelling the world with his best friend and life partner, Karen Bentham.
Bruce graduated from University of Toronto with an MSc in 1987 and from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1991. He was an active member of his profession, serving on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chiropractic Association from 1993 until 2001. In 1993 Bruce founded Richmond Hill Rehabilitation Centre, later named Makos Health Associates, where he provided rehabilitation services and served as an assessor and Clinical Coordinator of a Designated Assessment Centre and later an Independent Medical Evaluation Centre. He recently began working as a part-time adjudicator at the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario.
Bruce loved his work and his colleagues, many of whom became his dear friends; however, his deepest love was for his family,...
Elaine MalcolmTuesday, December 20, 2016
Willows Estate on Thursday December 15, 2016 age 75. She is the youngest of eleven children. Her journey started at Locust Hill. At age seven, off to Orillia. Many years later, back to Richmond Hill to live with friends at Community Living York South where she received excellent care. You will be missed by sister Lavina. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at Community Living York South, 101 Edward Ave. Richmond Hill on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 1-3 pm...
CUDDY SHARK: Hurricanes, Tigers paying for slow starts now - YorkRegion.comWednesday, December 14, 2016
Visitations are scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home in Richmond Hill. Funeral services will be held Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. in Richmond Hill.
Just Jawin’ … The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame has a knack for getting things done. Its latest business partner to come on board is PACE Credit Union with a $15,000 three-year commit to support the induction eve meet-and-greet and the new inductee wall at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex … On the topic of halls of fame, the Newmarket shrine includes three “teams”, each based on success over multiple, but not necessarily consecutive years. Which team of Smoke Rings, girls soccer Lasers or women’s intermediate softball teams stands out? The thing is, they are in each case actually three different teams. Truth is, their brands have been inducted … What a dilemma for York Region high school football coaches in choosing an all-star quarterback. Huron Heights Warriors’ Colin Grant, the 2016 league MVP, who steers his team’s option-oriented ground attack got the nod. However, if there was a QB the past two seasons, you might pay to watch, it would be St. Maximilian’s Kolbe Mustangs’ throw-first Ben Langlois.
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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
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— 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...