Simcoe ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Family remembers decorated WWII veteran - Brantford ExpositorWednesday, March 27, 2019
Belgium and Germany.A tool and die maker by trade, Mr. Miklos worked at a couple of different factories in Brantford, including the old Chicago Rawhide plant. He also worked at American Can in Simcoe prior to retirement.An active member of St. Pius X Church, Mr. Miklos was a professional photographer who enjoyed woodworking and golfing."He was always pretty active and I think he was in his late 50s or early 60s when he decided to take up downhill skiing," Miklos said adding that he skied hills at Mont Tremblant and Vermont to name just a few.In December 2017, Mr. Miklos was honoured by the Government of France for his efforts in liberating the country from the Nazis. He was awarded the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.The Legion of Honour is the highest national order of France and when Mr. Miklos received the medal in January 2018, he took time to remember those who served with him."There are so many who fought and sadly died without this recognition, including many from Brantford and Brant County," Mr. Miklos said when received the medal. "The only way I can really accept this is in their honour."Those from Brantford and the surrounding area who served with Mr. Miklos include William (Bill) Gilmour, Cole Gregor, Syd Pass, Joe Tansley, Ken Clark, Lloyd Hopkins, Gord Haviland, Lloyd Graham and Jim Papple."He was the last surviving member of C company of the battalion and the last of the local members of the battalion," Miklos said.Mr. Miklos is survived by Margaret, his wife of 72 years, and their children Bob (Jeannie), Maureen (John Hodges), Jim Jr. (Mary), Gerry (Sherri), Carole, Tom (Brenda) and Peter. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The service takes place at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 9 Waverly St. at 11 a.m. Thursday and will be followed by a reception in the church hall.Vball@postmedia.comtwitter.com/EXPVBall
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Polyester Slackers to rock the house for Orillia-area hospice - Simcoe.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
"A hospice is a place that nobody wants to need, but many of us will, either for ourselves or someone we love," bass player/lead vocalist Jamie Hutchings told Simcoe.com.
The local group formed in 2015 around a common appreciation for songs from the 1970s and 1980s, with emphasis on the latter decade.
"We play classic synth-pop like A Flock of Seagulls, Modern English, Split Enz, but also classic rock like Styx and Cheap Trick," added keyboardist/vocalist/guitarist Leigh Miller.
Audiences are equally likely to hear cuts by Peter Gabriel, David Wilcox and Depeche Mode.
"The ‘80s was such a great time to grow up listening to the radio, and to see live bands at the high schools, which doesn't happen anymore," added guitarist Mariano Tulipano.
Michael Martyn opens the show at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Electronic Lifestyles, Sunshine Carpet and Flooring and Carson Funeral Homes.
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Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafWednesday, March 27, 2019
A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at Woodhouse United Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Published March 13, 2019
Sharon McKenzieMacKENZIE, Sharon Elizabeth of Simcoe – Passed away at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home on Monday, March 4, 2019 in her 79th year. Daughter of the late Russell and Mildred Churchill. Much beloved wife of the late John Bruce MacKenzie. Loving mother of Sandra MacKenzie (Jeff McQueen), James MacKenzie (Heather Jenereaux), Diane Gerrett (George Misener), Micheal MacKenzie (Natalie) and Cindy Ashton (Brian). Also surviving are her 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 8 siblings. Sharon was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #79. Friends were invited to meet with the family on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Baldock Funeral Home, 96 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe where the funeral was held on Friday at 12 noon. Reverend Kathryn Vance officiated followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in Sharon's memory are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.baldockfuneralhome.com
Ashley St. JulesST. JULES, Ashley (Gravelle) of Port Dover passed away suddenly Saturday, March 2, 2019, in her 36th year. Cherished and loved daughter of Karen and Larry St. Jules of Port Dover and Michael Gravelle of Sault Ste. Marie. Dear sister and best friend of Joshua of Oshawa and always remembered by boyfriend Brian Jacobs. Loving granddaughter of Anthony and Doreen Ciaschini of Sault Ste. Marie. Sadly missed by her aunts and uncles, Debbie, (Mark), Kathy, Anne Marie, Mark (Andrea), Jo Anne (Carlo), Roger, Theresa (Terry), Pat (Randy), Bobby (Heather), Henry (Maureen), Gloria, Eddie (Annette), and many cousins. Ashley was passionate about the care and rescue of animals, she enjoyed her job as a sandwich artist at Port Dover and Cayuga Subway and in her spare time she liked to read and cook. She will be remembered by many for her friendly and outgoing personality. All services will be private, arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 519-583-1530. For those wishing, memorial donations in Ashley's memory can be made to the Simcoe and District Humane Society. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Peter WingfieldWINGFIELD, William "Peter" — With profound sadness we announce the passing of Pete after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 47 years to Carole Wingfield (nee Smith). Cherished father of Christopher (Olivia) Wingfield of Chamby, Switzerland and Stacey (Shane) Stuart of Berlin, Germany; dear Bapa of grandchildren William and Oriana, Willow, Maya, Brynn and Kian. Peter was predeceased by his mother Dorothy (nee Hoover) and father Bill Wingfield, sister and brother-in-law Ann and John Rowbottom, brother and sister-in-law Steve and Lois Wingfield. Pete will be greatly missed by his little sisters, Jane White of Simcoe and Kelly (Ron) McEachen of Parkhill along with his special brother and sister-in-law Stephen and Terri Smith of Ayr. Peter's greatest love and life's passion was teaching. He began his career in 1964 and taught at various elementary and secondary schools including Delhi District Secondary School and Port Dover Composite School. Peter's professional and caring leadership along with his selfless love of his students and schools touched many lives. Peter was an active coach of many sports; including basketball, volleyball and track & field. He was a member of the Simcoe Curling Club, Norfolk Golf and Country Club and the Lynn Meadows Golf Club. Peter was an accomplished artist whose humour, love of travel and life will leave an indelible mark. A celebration of life will follow in the Spring. The Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe in care of arrangements. Those wishing to donate in memory of Peter are asked to consider the Wheels of Hope or the Cancer Support & Resource Program. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com or 519-426-0199.
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Things to do on Family Day in Simcoe County - Simcoe.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
PM Audience: All Ages Price: Free
Family Day at the Museum
Fill your Family Day with skating, snowshoeing, sledding, and so much more. Glide through the Simcoe County Museum grounds on our beautiful Skating Trail.
Location and Venue: 1151 Hwy 26, Springwater , ON, L0L 1Y2 (Simcoe County Museum) Event date and time: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM Audience: All Ages Price: Adults $8; Youth and Seniors $6; Children $5.
Family Day at Wye Marsh
Have fun outdoors exploring, learning and playing together this family day. There will be fun and interactive activities all day. Explore the trails by ski or snowshoe and stop to hand feed chickadees, warm up and roast bannock by the fire and more!
Location and Venue: 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON, L4R 4K6 (The Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre) Event date and time: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM Audience: All Ages Price: Free
This Family Day we will fill up the Barrie Sports Dome with inflatables and games. Kids can enjoy all the fun and help a worthy cause. ALL of the proceeds are being donated to Starlight Children's Foundation Canada.
Location and Venue: 99 Hanmer St. E., Barrie, ON, L4M 6W3 (Barrie Sports Dome) Event date and time: Monday, February 18, 2019 10:00AM - 3:30PM Audience: All Ages Price: $10/child 2 years and older. Adults ...
Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 02, 2019
Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferris Funeral Home, 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe (519-426-1314). Carol's funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 95 Oak St., Simcoe. Pastor Jeff Vandermeer officiating. Interment to follow at Port Dover Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Huntington's Society or St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com
John "Reb" FelkerFELKER, John Garnet "Reb" of Port Dover, passed away at his residence surrounded by the love of his family and close friends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in his 80th year. Cherished husband of Jackie Johansen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jason and Josie of Simcoe and Quinn and Denise of Fisherville. Proud grandfather of Owen and Grant. He will be sadly missed by his nephew and nieces. Predeceased by his son Dean, his parents Evelyn and James, and his sister Sheila. Reb retired from Stelco after 20+ years service and was active on the retirement committee for United Steelworkers Local 8782. He had great memories of his farm in Caledonia where he loved spending time with family and friends. Reb was the former President and Life Member of the Black Hawks Motorcycle Club, Hamilton. Port Dover's Friday 13th was a day he always enjoyed. He was also a former member of the band RD and The 30 Day Plan. Reb was well known in the Port Dover area and will be sadly missed by his many friends. Friends were invited to meet with the family to share...
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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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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The Canadian Press
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. (...