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Avon Mennonite Church

90 Greenwood Dr,
Stratford, ON N5A 7W5
(519) 273-2261

Heinbuck Funeral Home

156 Albert St.
Stratford, ON N5A 3K4
(519) 271-5062

James A. Rutherford Funeral Home

156 Alberta St.
Stratford, ON N5A 3K4
(519) 271-5062

W.G. Young Funeral Home

430 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5T7
(519) 271-7411

Stratford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Car crash victim, 19, remembered as a family man - The Beacon Herald

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Eric Millar (Handout) Share Adjust Comment Print Eric Millar, the 19-year-old Stratford man who died in an early-morning rollover Sunday in the city's south end, will be remembered as a loving family man.Millar's mother, Catherine Lundrigan, said her son always put family first."He loved his siblings, he was with his younger brother every day, he brought him shopping, brought him out to eat all the time, he was always hanging around us – it was all about family," she said Tuesday.Three people were rushed to Stratford hospital after a Chrysler 300 crashed around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Embro Road and Erie Street, according to police. Millar was pronounced dead at hospital, police said. The intersection of Erie Street and Embro Road in Stratford was the scene of a fatal, single-car collision early Sunday morning. (Galen Simmons/The Beacon Herald) Favian Lee-Allert, a 19-year-old Burlington resident, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, police said. He was released on recognizance Monday and is scheduled to return to court on No...
https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/news/local-news/car-crash-victim-19-remembered-as-a-family-man

Betty McMillan, Stratford's first female mayor, dies - BlackburnNews.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Betty McMillan, wearing the mayoral chain as Stratfords first female mayor in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of W.G. Young Funeral Home. Betty McMillan, Stratford’s first female mayor, dies By Mark BrownFebruary 18, 2019 8:24pm@markbrownradio A pioneer in Stratford politics has passed away. Betty McMillan, who served for many years as an alderman on Stratford municipal council and became Stratford’s first female mayor, died Saturday at the Spruce Lodge long-term care facility. She was 95. According to the obituary provided by W.G. Young Funeral Home, McMillan had worked as a teacher and a realtor before developing an interest in politics, having worked on several election campaigns. In addition to serving as mayor of Stratford in the 1970s, McMillan had also served on council and for one term on the Stratford Board of Education. Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson tweeted his condolences to the McMillan family, calling McMillan a “kind, thoughtful and great leader...
https://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/midwestern-ontario-news/2019/02/18/betty-mcmillan-stratfords-first-female-mayor-dies/

Eric Bunnell's People: Always room for the miniature - St. Thomas Times-Journal

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Drayton, Ont., has become the little summer festival that not only could, it has.Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the company now is the third largest theatre festival in Ontario, after Stratford and Shaw.And currently working hard behind scenes in Cambridge is StT native Dariusz Korbiel, who is designing 150+ costumes - that's a lot! - for Drayton's coming production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.It's the first professional Canadian regional theatre production of the musical about three Australian drag queens who board a "budget Barbie camper van" named Priscilla to find their fabulous selves in the Outback.Dariusz's credits incl. 2017 design assistant at Shaw Festival, and studying set and costume design at National Theatre School The show is up March 13-April 7 at Drayton's 398-seat St. Jacob's Country Playhouse, opening the season for the venue.Nominated for his work preserving the London region's past, Elgin County Museum curator Mike Baker, who was London Museum's regional history curator for 17 years before we snatched the Sparta resident for our own.He is one of six persons nominated for a 2019 London Heritage Awards advocacy award.Announcing candidates for the 12th annual tribute, the awards' sponsoring Architectural Conservancy of Ontario London and Heritage London Foundation, nod to Mike as a historian, author, speaker, heritage advocate, and former president of both ACO London and HLF.Nominated for recognition for heritage property conservation and reuse are Adam Carapella and Ian Campbell, in part for their "creative reuse" of the former London Street Railway's 1894 power plant building which now is shared by StT headquartered Braam's Custom Cabinets as the cabinetmaker's London showroom.(The sharp-looking property is at 2-3 Bathhurst St.) The awards, which attracted a record 19 nominations, are to be presented Feb. 21 at a gala at Delta Armouries Hotel, itself the creative reuse of the former London armouries.Meanwhile, Elgin museum is tuning up for a Musical Family Day on Feb. 18, announcing that Music Man Dr. Henry Meredith is hosting an afternoon 1-4 p.m. at Elgin Heritage Centre in connection with the museum's current exhibition celebrating two Ontario smalltown passions from bygone days, Brass Bands and Base Ball.Highlighting the many community bands which once flourished in Elgin, the exhibition is based on the noted Western University music prof's collection of rare 19th Century brass instruments. (Meredith loaned for Disney's remake of The Music Man.) Museumgoers will be able to try out instruments for a band. And Meredith will offer an antique band instrument road show, evaluating treasures from the attic.All ages and special children's activities, as well.Best of all, it's free!Movin' on is Suzanne Van Bommel, Belmont, who has resigned as chair of Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers for appointment as regulated marketing advisor to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission and Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs.Queen's Park is familiar territory - Suzanne was executive assistant to then EML Liberal MPP Steve Peters as Ontario minister of agriculture, and minister of labour under premier Dalton McGuinty.Suzanne's new responsibilities are fourfold, quoth marketing commission chair Jim Clark:"Encourage and promote growth within Ontario's regulated marketing sector; encourage new food processing opportunities in t...
https://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/opinion/columnists/eric-bunnells-people-always-room-for-the-miniature

My Son The Hurricane to launch "Ride The Bullet" tour in Stratford - The Beacon Herald

Saturday, March 02, 2019

The 15-member, funk, brass, hip-hop behemoth, My Son The Hurricane, is set to launch its 2019 North-American tour at Stratford's Revival House March 1. Submitted photo Share Adjust Comment Print In less than three weeks, Stratford's Revival House will be the staging ground for Canada's only multi-horn, multi-drummer, multi-singer, brass, funk, progressive hip-hop band's seven-month, North-American tour promoting their upcoming album, "Ride the Bullet."The 15-member behemoth, My Son The Hurricane, has taken Canada by storm over the past few years, most recently playing venues from coast to coast and beyond as part of its 2018 Shape of Funk to Come tour. Hurricane has been featured on CBC Radio One, Much More Music, Exclaim!, Edge 102.1, Indie 88, and 97.7 HTZ-FM, and has collaborated with such bands as U.S.S., Pocket Dwellers, and D-Sisive.And to start off their 2019 tour right, band leader and drummer Danno O'Shea said there is almost no other Ontario venue he'd rather play than Revival House."Rob (Wigan, owner of Revival House,...
https://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/my-son-the-hurricane-to-launch-ride-the-bullet-tour-in-stratford

Betty McMillan, Stratford's first female mayor, dies - BlackburnNews.com

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Betty McMillan, wearing the mayoral chain as Stratfords first female mayor in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of W.G. Young Funeral Home. Betty McMillan, Stratford’s first female mayor, dies By Mark BrownFebruary 18, 2019 8:24pm@markbrownradio A pioneer in Stratford politics has passed away. Betty McMillan, who served for many years as an alderman on Stratford municipal council and became Stratford’s first female mayor, died Saturday at the Spruce Lodge long-term care facility. She was 95. According to the obituary provided by W.G. Young Funeral Home, McMillan had worked as a teacher and a realtor before developing an interest in politics, having worked on several election campaigns. In addition to serving as mayor of Stratford in the 1970s, McMillan had also served on council and for one term on the Stratford Board of Education. Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson tweeted his condolences to the McMillan family, calling McMillan a “kind, thoughtful and great leader...
https://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/midwestern-ontario-news/2019/02/18/betty-mcmillan-stratfords-first-female-mayor-dies/

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, 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. Bill Grimshaw / 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. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, 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. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316