Stratford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Stratford Warriors honorary director Brian Hobson remembered as 'generous, humble person' - The Beacon HeraldThursday, April 12, 2018
In his final days, Brian Hobson could still be found in the Allman Arena hallway leading to the Stratford Warriors dressing room eager to let members of the media know what the attendance was that night.His commitment to the team never wavered, even as his health deteriorated.“He was always keeping track of the numbers and trends and would say, 'fall fair night we'd lose 350 fans,'” Warriors vice-president Dan Mathieson said. “He was that type of custodian of the information.”The man known as 'Hobby' passed away Wednesday at the age of 70.“Just a very generous, humble person,” Mathieson said. “Brian loved his role with the hockey club. He was probably one of our biggest fans and put his heart and soul into it. When he wasn't at work as a letter carrier he was trying to do what he could to raise funds and lead the board of the Cullitons and Warriors.”Mathieson was playing Rotary Hockey in Stratford when he first met Hobson, and Hobson was responsible for paying Ontario Hockey Association officials when Mathieson was wearing black and white stripes in the late 1980s.But it was duri...
Kathleen FritzWednesday, August 2, 2017
Mount Forest – leadership of fine teachers and access to sports with her brothers and friends.
After graduating from Listowel Secondary School, Kathleen attended Teachers College in Stratford Ontario – the start of a 35year teaching career that included schools in Milverton, Stratford, Leaside and St. Catharines.
In 1950 Kathleen married Elgin Fritz and moved from Leaside, Toronto to St. Catharines where they enjoyed volunteer and church activities together. Neighbourhood children came often for cookies, hand-made mittens and story time. Elgin predeceased her in 1988.
Kathleen was a lifetime member of the United Church of Canada.
Her volunteer activities were widespread – Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Community Concerts, Meals on Wheels and multiple Church organizations. She provided financial support to countless deserving organizations. Long after her retirement, she tutored many neighbourhood children who were struggling with their academics and took great pride in their achievements.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place at the Court of Brooklin, 5909 Anderson Street, Brooklin on Saturday July 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome...
Beloved matriarch of the Thomson family - The Globe and MailFriday, June 2, 2017
Mozart’s birth.Mrs. Thomson was no longer driving, so Ms. Doherty Hannaford was behind the wheel for theatrical excursions to the Stratford Festival and escapades to music halls and...
HILDERMAN - Charlotte Kathryn - Yorkton This Week Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Ontario Ministry of Health and Welfare. Charlotte lived in Peterborough, Kitchener and Mississauga where she made many friends and pursued multiple interests. Some of which included the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs as well as many others. Charlotte retired from Social Work in 1989 and moved back to Yorkton to spend her time with her family, her cats and her beloved books which numbered in the thousands. Charlotte will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Emilia; her twin sister, Delmarie, in infancy; her brother, Irvin Hilderman and sister-in-law, Martha; her brother, Ken Hilderman and niece, Claudette Hilderman. Charlotte is survived by her brother, Lawrence (Diana) Hilderman; sister-in-law, Rita Hilderman; nephew, Barry (Treena) Hilderman; niece, Linda (Howard) Anderson; nephew, Jason Hilderman; nephew, Shane (Olga) Hilderman; niece, Shannon Koepke; niece, Theresa (Dale) MacLean; niece, Darlene Baker as well as numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK, officiated by Reverend Karen Stepko. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, SK, officiated by Reverend Karen Stepko. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", "Great is Thy Faithfulness", "Beautiful Saviour" and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee". The Interment Service followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery with Andrew Vickers, Kyle Schmidt, Dani Anderson, Kelly Hancock, Jason Hilderman and Howard Anderson serving as the casket bearers. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 4, 2017
WEST, Margaret Emma. …After a full 96 years, Marg died on January 20 at River Gardens Retirement Residence in Stratford. She was born on April 11, 1920 in Milverton to Roy and Jennie (Strathdee) Walker. She was a teacher and married Jack in 1949. They established Westlandyn (dairy) Farm near Shakespeare, and raised a family. She was mom to: Lynn (David) Romagnoli, Gary (Brenda) West, Janet, Doug (Lisa) West, and Wanda West. Grandchildren- Amy (Dan) MacLeod, Adam (Danielle) West, Brad (Helena) Loggan, Lindsay (Mark) Zacher, Mathew and Garret West, and Emma Gerber have lost a curious, questioning head of the family. Sophie, Dylan West and Nash, Stella Zacher knew her as Great Grandma. Muriel is the remaining Walker sister. Margaret was predeceased by husband Jack (2011), grandson Brent Loggan (1997), Bev (Lamb) McTavish (1990), sisters Helen Lamb (1956) and Thelma Walker (2012).Margaret volunteered with Perth County 4H and Women’s Institute groups, Tavistock Grace United Church Women, Meals on Wheels, Wilmot Horticultural Society, and Nithview Home. Her Third-Line Wellesley and Shakespeare sch...
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...