Shelburne ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Canadian man killed while on vacation in Trinidad and Tobago - Toronto StarThursday, December 14, 2017
By Chris HallidayOrangeville BannerMon., Dec. 4, 2017A Shelburne, Ont. firefighter has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to support his mother after his father was killed while vacationing there.Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian man was killed in Trinidad ?and Tobago on Sunday. Further details about the victim or how he died have not been released.The Orangeville Banner learned the son of the deceased is a two-year member of the Shelburne Fire Department. The firefighter boarded a plane on Friday to support his mother and family in Trinidad.“Our whole department is deeply saddened,” Shelburne Fire Chief Brad Lemaich posted on Twitter Sunday night.Media reports from Trinidad indicate the man was found dead in the streets of Ste. Madeleine Friday morning. The Trinidad Express reported that police said the Canadian man’s body bore marks of violence.Article Continued Below“Global Affairs Canada sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian killed in Trinidad and Tobago,” Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Britta...
History Space: Sounds of the Champlain Echoes - BurlingtonFreePress.comWednesday, July 5, 2017
International event in BurlingtonIn 1969, 10 years after the first gathering held in Burlington, the Echoes decided to host the International Convention and Competition. We used the Redwood on Shelburne Road, and the Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, and the Cupola on Williston Road. On Oct. 22, some 1,000 ladies descended on the area and as they came, so did the snow. We had buses scheduled to take the ladies to each hotel, to Church Street, and to their appointed times on stage.What fun it was to coordinate this. We reserved Burlington High School for Friday night Quartette Competition and Saturday night Chorus Competition. A couple of weeks before the main event, the roof fell in on Burlington High School Auditorium. The city of Burlington saved us by letting us use Memorial Auditorium.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4da5901d0f8bc29c27a08273e6e600bbfe738bea/c=0-252-2870-2404&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/06/16/Burlington/B9327884771Z.1_20170616193736_000_GG7IJ5K7B.1-0.jpg" alt="img-602125723-0001" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/06/16/Burlington/B9327884771Z.1_20170616193736_000_GG7IJ5K7B.1-0.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-...
UPDATE: ODSS principal Darryl Kirkland had a knack for inspiring others - Orangeville BannerTuesday, January 31, 2017
One contact would leave an impression,” said longtime friend and colleague Patrick Hamilton, principal of Centre Dufferin District High School (CDDHS) in Shelburne.
“It is pretty easy in a job like principal to get bogged down in the day-to-day management of a building and staff. But Darryl is a people-first person,” he said. “That was definitely his biggest strength.”
Students, educators and school administrators across the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) are mourning the loss of Kirkland, who died on Friday (Jan. 27) after battling cancer for many years. The 51-year-old leaves behind his wife Christine and two children, Emma and Joshua, as well as his mother Doris.
“You didn’t have to talk to him 100 times for him to have an impact. … One contact would leave an impression."CDDHS principal Patrick Hamilton
“She has been a rock. There will be moments down the road and this week will be really, really tough but she has been incredible,” Hamilton said of Christine, a teacher at Westside Secondary School. “She is holding up OK, and there are lots of supports around with her kids too. They have an incredible support group.”
It didn’t take long for the news of Kirkland’s death to spread across social media late last week.
Words such as “genuine,” “sense of humour,” “caring,” and “kind” have dominated the Remembering Darryl Kirkland...
Nova Scotians we lost who touched their communities - TheChronicleHerald.caFriday, January 6, 2017
Her heart and lungs were in the wrong place. Despite all odds, she learned to walk, talk and go to school. She died at five years of age, and her father asked their Shelburne County town to “pay it forward” with random acts of kindness in her memory. The response spread around the world.
Hickman was a Newfoundland lawyer, chief justice and politician, but his role in one Nova Scotia matter made him a household name. He chaired the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. case. It looked into the mishandling of Marshall’s wrongful conviction. Hickman died of cancer at the age of 90.
Retired Chief Justice Constance Glube
In 1982, Glube became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. She was later named Chief Justice. When she retired in December 2004, she had spent 21 years as a lawyer and 27 years as a judge. She will be remembered for her lifelong commitment to gender, ethnic and religious equality and opportunity.
Ritchie, 88, started at the very bottom as a bank teller and retired from banking after having the helm of Scotiabank for more than 20 years. Born in New Brunswick, Ritchie was instrumental in expanding Scotiabank internationally. He became president in 1972 and was CEO and chairman from 1974 to 1995. Under his watch, Scotiabank expanded into more than 40 countries and...
Pride flag to fly at half-mast in Shelburne until all Orlando shooting victim funerals are held - Yarmouth County VanguardFriday, September 30, 2016
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Pride flag flying in Shelburne as show of respect to Orlando shooting victims and their loved ones.
SHELBURNE – The pride flag is being flown at half-mast in Shelburne to show support to the LGBT community and the families of the victims who were killed or injured during a shooting spree in Orlando, Florida.
Forty-nine people were killed over the weekend and an estimated 53 were injured were injured when a man entered the gay nightclub Pulse and starting shooting people.
The Town of Shelburne put the flag up at the town square early Monday morning, June 13.
“We wanted to recognize the tragedy and show our support for the families,” said town chief administrative officer Dylan Heide.
The flag will remain at half-mast until all of the funerals are held for the victims of the shooting.
This was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, authorities have been quoted in the media as saying. The shooting has also been described as a hate c...
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...