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Longtime family physician dies - BlackburnNews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
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Longtime family physician dies
By Melanie IrwinMarch 27, 2019 3:16pm@MIrwinCHOKNews
The Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton says a longtime family doctor has died.
Recruitment Coordinator Carly Cox said the taskforce sends its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. William G. M. Prendiville.
“He dedicated many years to caring for the residents of Sarnia Lambton and he will be deeply missed,” said Cox.
Dr. Prendiville’s patients are encouraged to continue to call his office, on Mara Street in Point Edward.
Cox said patients will be triaged and their medical needs will be managed with the support of the Rapids Family Health Team – Access to Care Centre.
She said the task force and Dr. Prendiville’s family are in talks with a family physician to resume the practice and hope to confirm a successor in the near future.
Funeral details were not yet available prior to publication.
From 99 dead when train plunged through swing bridge to Lac-Mégantic: Canada's most deadly rail accidents - CBC NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
The crash and fire killed 31 people. Newer, safer railway cars were ordered as a result of the crash.8. Wanstead, Ont. Dec. 27. 1902 31 deadA westbound express train headed to Sarnia, Ont., from London increased its speed near the Wanstead station, colliding with a slow-moving eastbound freight train that had been trying to get out of the way. It left 31 dead. Weather conditions on Dec. 27, 1902, had reduced visibility so the two trains couldn't see each other until it was too late.9. Hinton, Alta. Feb. 8, 1986 23 deadA freight train collided with a passenger train between Jasper and Edmonton, leaving 95 injured and 23 dead on Feb. 8, 1986. An inquiry found the crew ignored stop signals and failed to follow established operating rules, while demonstrating a lack of awareness.In 1986, 23 people died after a CN freight train crashed into a VIA passenger train in Hinton, Alta. Investigators suspect the CN crew fell asleep. (Karen Sornberger/Edmonton Journal/The Canadian Press)10. Canoe River, B.C. Nov. 21, 1950 21 deadOn Nov. 21, 1950, a train carrying troops for the Korean War crashed with a second train after railway telegraph operator Jack Atherton sent an incomplete message regarding the location of one of the trains. The crash led to the death of 17 soldiers and four crew members. Defended by John Diefenbaker (who practised criminal law before becoming Canadian prime minister from 1957 to 1963), Atherton was found not guilty.The silver-tongued lawyer wins his most sensational case. 6:45With files from CBC Archives, the Passionate Eyea href="...
DELGROSSO, Dr. George M. - Buffalo NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
DELGROSSO, Dr. George M.
DELGROSSO - Dr. George M. Passed away at St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario, on Monday, February 11, 2019, at the age of 88. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Florence Delgrosso; and his brother Frank of North Tonawanda, NY; loving father of George Jr. (Kathi) of Colorado and Georgia Bryan (Steven Power) of Toronto; cherished grandfather of Brian (Amber), Aaron, Brandon (Callie), Andrew (Becca); and great-grandfather of eight great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews in New York; Dorothy DelGrosso, the Caron family, and many dear friends and fellow musicians. George was Past President of Lambton College, Past President of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Executive Director of the Columbus Centre, Toronto and founder of Mind-Fit Stress Control Centre, Sarnia. George formed the musical group "Dr. D & All That Jazz" and for the past 18 years he was the organizer and director of International Can-Am Concerts. He was a member of the Detroit Musicians and London Jazz Societies. Cremation has taken plac...
Boy Who Captured Hearts Loses Battle With Cancer - BlackburnNews.comThursday, April 12, 2018
Lucien Nadeau (Photo courtesy of Smith Funeral Home.)Boy Who Captured Hearts Loses Battle With CancerBy Melanie IrwinApril 12, 2018 12:15pm@MIrwinCHOKNewsA young Sarnia boy, who touched the hearts of many during his lengthy battle with cancer, has died.In late 2016, Lucien Nadeau underwent complex neurosurgery in London to remove a massive brain tumour.The community rallied behind the youngster through a GoFundMe campaign that has raised nearly $35,000.Six-year-old Lucien died Monday.A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday at 3pm at Temple Baptist Church on Quinn Dr. in Sarnia.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue or to Lucien’s GoFundMe page.Arrangements are being handled by Smith Funeral Home.Previous StoryTwo Impaired Drivers In 24 Hours At BridgeNext StorySting Fans Forewarned About Parking EnforcementMelanie IrwinMelanie has been a broadcast and multimedia journalist in Sarnia-Lambton since 2005. She grew up on a farm in Mt. Brydges and attended Strathroy District Collegiate Institute and Fanshawe College before settling in Sarnia. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is...
Gilbert, Bill 'William' George Stavely, (April 4, 2018) - Lambton ShieldThursday, April 12, 2018
Charles Gilbert; both his parents Richard and Ruth Gilbert. Bill had worked with the Lambton Kent school board for many years and loved volunteering with many organizations in Sarnia. He loved to sing God’s praises. His motto was in life “Heart to God hand to mankind.” Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday, April 8, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia) on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 2:30 pm to there will be an interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Following the interment, there will be a lunch at Brights Grove Lakeshore Community Church. Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sarnia District Humane Society Wanda’s Wish.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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.
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