Smiths Falls ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Elizabeth LiddleWednesday, February 8, 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 9, 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.”
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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...
'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...
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...