Smithville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Rev. Jelle NutmaTuesday, May 09, 2017
The Netherlands. He is predeceased by his brothers Jaap, and Sjouk. He ministered in 11 churches: Athens, 1957, Acton, 1959, Dundas, 1963, Bowmanville, 1966, Wyoming, 1971, Thunder Bay, 1977, Smithville, 1981, Rocky Mountain House, 1986, Strathroy, 1990. Until we meet again dad. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 5 - 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, 290 Main Street East, Grimsby, on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial contributions to Parkinson Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Annie SavelThursday, January 19, 2017
Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, ON, on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was born in Krakovany, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) in 1924. Annie immigrated with her family to Canada in1938. They settled in Smithville and later moved to Welland. She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Martin, her parents, Gaspar Zeman, Johanna Palcut and Josef Cibik, her brothers Joseph Zeman and Jan Cibik and her sister, Bea Wagner. Mourning her passing are her son John (Sue Ellen), grandsons David, Michael (Jennifer) and Father Stephen, her great grandchildren Nick, Katie and Lucas and her brothers, Bernie Cibik (Adeline) and Albert Cibik (Anne) of St. Catharines and many nieces and nephews. Annie worked on the line at canneries in Niagara, did housework in Crystal Beach, (a thoughtful coworker there taught her to read and write English) and in Welland, at last finding employment in a good union job at General Tire until her retirement decades later. She was a proud member of The Canadian Slovak League, Branch 23, The First Catholic Slovak Union and The Catholic Women’s League of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish where she was a founding parishioner. Friendly, generous and outgoing, Annie loved playing or working at bingo, attending conventions with her friends, dancing, c...
Lola BivandWednesday, November 30, 2016
GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment Union Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to Community Living or the Juravinski Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
A grief counsellor faces her own loss - St. Catharines StandardThursday, November 17, 2016
As a trauma team rushed into his room with movie-like choreography, Sandy was ushered out.
Her grief journey was about to begin.
On this day, as she sits in the living room of her Smithville home, she is five years into that journey and over a cup of tea, she reflects back on that day with the healing lens of time.
Sandy has written a book about her experience: 12 Weeks of Winter and Beyond, Uncharted Territory after Sudden Death (Friesen Press, $15 paperback). It began as therapy, a way to give purpose and value to Rick’s life, but in the end became an exploration of her own grief in hopes of helping others find their way.
She writes about the moments before Rick died:
I leaned over him, touched his face and his hair and called to him, “No, Rick, don’t do this, don’t leave me.” Literally all hell broke loose, Code Blue was called. Just like in the movies, a team of people and machines and instruments came charging down the hall and equally, quickly, they raced Rick down to the ER.
“Mrs. McBay, you need to come with me,” asserted an attendant.
“But I need to be with my husband.”
“No, you need to come with me now.” Carole and I were escorted to a quiet room and left there.
Sandy and her friend, Carole, waited. Twenty minutes later, a nurse came into their room.
She writes: Ever so gently, perhaps with her hand in mine, I don’t remember, she looked at me and said, “Sandy, he died.”
Three little words.
Still, after years of replaying that moment in her mind, she wrestles with the guilt of not being with Rick in that moment.
“I needed to be there,” she says. “And I was robbed of that.
“The person I lived with for 35 years, was still there. He would have felt my presence.”
Sandy remembers in vivid detail the hours that followed. Her friends at Tallman Funeral Home in Vineland, where she co-ordinated bereavement support sessions, brought her husband to the funeral home that night. Sandy helped them dress him in a suit, and placed him in a casket. It was something she needed to do.
She spoke at his funeral. Her grandchildren were there, even though there was some initial reservation over including young children. Sandy held tight to the words of noted child psychologist, Alan Wolfelt: “Anyone old enough to love, is old enough to grieve.”
It was an experience that left her with beautiful memories. Her two-year-old granddaughter busied herself handing out Dixie cups of water to people at the visitation. Later on, she overheard her young grandson ask: “Is Papa st...
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. (...