Smiths Falls ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Elizabeth LiddleWednesday, February 08, 2017
ELIZABETH EDNA (nee:Foster)
Peacefully at Rideau Ferry Country Home on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Elizabeth "Betty" Liddle
of Smiths Falls, formerly of Almonte, age 94 years.
Beloved wife of the late Ernest Liddle and by first marriage of the late John L. Somerville. Dearly loved mother of Bonnie Farrelly and the late Barbara Thomas. Step-mother of Beverly, Bob, Paul and John Liddle and Mrs. Cathy Gorman and Mrs. Colleen Montgomery. Predeceased by her step children: Mrs. Connie O'Keefe and Peter Liddle. Survived by her sister Evelyn Yuill and 2 brothers; Donald & Harold. Predeceased by her siblings; Wilbert, Jean, Robert, Eva, Helena, Maxine & George. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
For those who may choose to honour Betty with a memorial donation, please consider Greenwood Cemetery, Middleville.
Private Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL Inc
127 Church Street Almonte, Ontario. (613)256-3313
Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com...
Peter GoddardSaturday, October 29, 2016
Shaw Woods with the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists and his brother, Allan. Third son of his late parents Elizabeth Anne Goddard (Macdonald) and Raymond Gilling Goddard of Smiths Falls. Survived by brothers John (Debbie), Allan, David (Nancy), sister Jennifer (Grant), Barbara (and husband) Kathy, nephews Graeme (Emily), Geoffrey, nieces Naomi (Andrew), Keenan Anne (Adam), friend Caroline and especially the twinkles in his eyes, Zoey Elizabeth and Winston Gilling. Pete served with dedication, the Boy Scouts of Canada for over 40 years in various capacities of teaching, instruction, leading and managing. He instructed and led outdoor activities at the Bill Mason Center and recently retired from active outdoor field management and instructing with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. He was an active and caring member of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. Dear Peter, so fondly missed by his loving family and so many friends and especially by brother Allan, room-mate, friend, brother. In memory of Pete, please plant a tree, save one, contribute to his beliefs. He cared so much about the world in which we live. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 26 at 4:30 PM in First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave., Ottawa. Dress casual.
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Sask. funeral home dissolves bodies with water and potash, instead of flames - CBC.caFriday, October 28, 2016
Saskatchewan was ahead of the curve in legislation, and adopting water cremation as an equivalent to flame cremation," he said. "It was just a natural fit."
Officials in Smiths Falls, Ont., which is a small town southwest of Ottawa, are currently monitoring a funeral company that has become the first in that province to use the same process. Aquagreen Dispositions began operating in May 2015.
Instead of the traditional fiery method of cremation, Gray's funeral home uses water cremation. The body is placed inside a metal tube, filled with water, potash and sodium, heated to 200 C, and then circulated.
Eventually, all that's left is the skeleton, which is dried and treated just like ashes that come out of a conventional crematorium. The rest of the liquefied remains are pumped into a tank, treated, and eventually released into the sewage system.
The process is much more green-friendly than using fire, according to Gray.
"It's very popular," said Gray. "We've even had out-of-city people come to us, because of its environmental sensitivity."
Conventional crematoriums burn enough energy to equal driving 700 kilometres in a car. Gray's method uses the same amount of energy as leaving your lights on all day long
So-called green cremations made their way into Canada from the U.S. several years ago. They were recently approved in Quebec.
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Ontario funeral service offering water-based 'green cremation' - Toronto StarThursday, September 15, 2016
There’s something in the water in Smiths Falls, Ont.Home to one of the country’s first so-called water-based cremation services, Dale Hilton is breathing new life into the town’s death business.After two years processing animal remains with the system, Hilton obtained a licence last May to expand the green cremations to human clients.“It’s like sitting in a bath tub,” Hilton said of the disposal process.The body stands in a pressurized tube filled to the rib cage with a solution of water, potash and salt for up to two hours as it dissolves down to the skeleton.The machine sounds much like a dishwasher, he said, and uses about as much electricity.And like a dishwasher the liquid eventually goes down the drain to the public sewer system.The odourless liquid looks like a weak cup of coffee, he said, and goes through two sterilizing cycles and two filtration systems before it trickles down the drain to mingle with the rest of the unit’s waste water.“By the time it mixes with other products in the sewage pipes before it rea...
Funeral home will liquify your body and pour it into the sewer - GeekFriday, September 09, 2016
Celsius. The system is pressurized to prevent actual boiling from taking place, and over the course of a few hours the body is broken down.
Dale Hilton, whose family has operated a funeral home in Smiths Falls, Ontario for many years, says “it brings your body back to its natural state.” That natural state includes a fine, white powder made from the pulverized skeletal remains, and a greenish-brown liquid comprised of the amino acids, peptides, sugars, and salts in the body.
The liquid is deemed safe for disposal and can be lovingly released into the sewer system where it can flow through the water treatment plant and go back into circulation. Sounds a bit creepy, right? It’s really not; Hilton says it’s really just the same thing that happens when a body goes into the ground, only it’s happening much more quickly.
The superintendent of facilities for Smiths Falls, Ontario — where Hilton operates — isn’t concerned. Ted Joynt told the CBC that they’ve been testing on a weekly basis and haven’t noticed anything alarming in the water yet. You know, except the mental image associated with the phrase “liquified humans remains.”
Image courtesy SqueezeyBoy/Flickr
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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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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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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. (...