Sioux Lookout ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Unsettling questions surround death of Timothy Atlookan in Thunder Bay - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
Greater Toronto Area.'It felt like a wind'Timothy Atlookan was born Jan. 2, 1993, the first baby of the year to be born in Sioux Lookout, Ont. He started school in Eabametoong First Nation and he moved with his mother to Thunder Bay when he was in elementary school.When his mother went to see him at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Thunder Bay he had just returned from the postmortem examination.Donna Atlookan was told not to remove the tuque or the blanket that covered his body and the tattoos used by police to identify him."I looked at my son, held my son, and put my head down on his chest," she said."I felt something going through me; it felt like a wind. I felt like he was talking to me and I told him, 'Talk to me.'"Timothy Atlookan had two sons, aged seven and five, and a girl, aged two.A vigil was held in memory of Timothy Atlookan by the tree where he was found, shortly after his death. The Thunder Bay courthouse is visible in the upper right hand corner. (Alexandria Marie Adams/Facebook)Donna Atlookan said her son was open about his involvement in the street drug world - selling and using. She said he once told her he had begun using needles, but that he didn't like it and stopped. "I had told him, stay out of that, when he told me what he was doing," she said."When you hear of of that world ... I know what it does and I know where it goes, but I am thinking he may have been really stuck in it."Atlookan said she last saw her son about three days before his death. He came to her house at about 6 a.m. and fell asleep on her couch.At about noon, she bought him a coffee and some breakfast and he spoke about how he was starting to mend the relationship with his children's mother and how he had taken two of his boys to McDonald's."One of the things he was telling me was, 'Oh mom, I went to church.' I said, 'Good, keep going.' That is not the first time he told me that," she said.A knock on the doorOn Oct. 29, there was a loud knock on the door she tried to ignore. There was more knocking and finally a loud male voice saying "It's the police."She looked out the window and saw the police cruiser and wondered whether it was about a parking violation.They were in her home, standing by her stove when the officer told her the news."He says, 'I'm sorry, I am here to inform you that your son was found deceased," she said.She asked him to repeat it.The rest was a blur, informing her daughter, aunts, the grandmother...
Obituary: Steven M. Brandt - La Crosse TribuneTuesday, January 31, 2017
Steve made watching Mason’s sporting events a priority above all else. The Brandt family is especially thankful for and will always remember last summer’s family vacation at Lac Seul in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Steve had a gentle and quiet demeanor, but will be remembered most for his imitations and his witty sense of humor. Steve worked loyally for 25 years at Usemco in Tomah, most recently as an electrical engineer technician. Steve will be missed by his family, friends and co-workers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; and his son, Mason Brandt of Camp Douglas; his parents, Kermitt and Carol Brandt of Elmore; his brother, Terry (Kristi) Brandt and their children, Lindsay, Kallie and Austin of Valley City, N.D.; his mother-in-law, Mary Kay Anderson of Windom, Minn.; father-in-law, Michael (Carla) Anderson of Brewster, Minn.; brother-in-law, Lee (Judy) Anderson and family of Heron Lake, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Kari Volk and family of Fairmont, Minn.; along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Kay Schmidt; and his grandparents, Arnold and Alma Brandt and Ervin and Betty Halvorson.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah. Pastor David Dahl will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
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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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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. (...