Streetsville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral in Mississauga Saturday for woman killed in Istanbul shooting - MississaugaFriday, January 06, 2017
Alaa Al-Muhandis at the Istanbul Terror Attack,” her brother wrote.
Al-Muhandis, a married mother of two children, Amir and Arwa, attended Streetsville Secondary School, Seneca College, and for a time worked at a walk-in clinic at Hurontario Street and The Queensway in Mississauga, according to her Facebook page.
But she listed Milton as her hometown and current home. She had started her own event planning business and also worked with her husband, Asal Ahmed, at his Milton car dealership, Looloo Auto Sales.
She is being remembered as a happy person who was always positive.
Al-Muhandis was one of 39 killed when a gunman opened fire in a popular Istanbul nightclub in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.
ISIL claimed responsibility for the mass shooting, which injured more than 70 and was carried out by a lone gunman.
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The long and winding lane to Roy Ivor's legacy - Mississauga (blog)Friday, August 12, 2016
Canada recipient. “All he wanted to talk about was his birds,” said Gabon. But then, that was always the case.
He returned to Winding Lane for a few more years before Alzheimer’s forced him into a Streetsville nursing home. He died Dec. 10, 1979, three days before his 100th birthday. His long-time assistant Bernice Inman-Emery carried on his work until 2005 when she was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Like her mentor, she inspired great trust in her patients. When members of a local writers’ group met at her place, members would read while Inman-Emery fed a baby bird or raccoon on her lap.
After she died in Jan. 2009, friend Diana Aspin told News reporter Julie Slack that “at one of our first meetings, she took a handful of mice from the freezer, microwaved them to perfection and lay them in a lectern. She then screeched to an owl nesting at Erindale College. In it swooped, scooping up the mice with its enormous talons and took off.”
The City bought most of the sanctuary property in 1987 when Steve Mahoney was councillor. Erin Mills Developments also donated a portion of Sawmill Valley land. After Inman-Emery’s property was sold to a developer in 2008, the City bought it back, thanks largely to the efforts of Councillor Katie Mahoney.
There have long been plans to officially acknowledge the Winding Lane work, a task Councillor Matt Mahoney may now have inherited.
The crumbling chimney of Ivor’s house is the only thing left of the sanctuary.
The Winding Lane work should be remembered by more than a local street name, a UTM student residence building and the Ivor Woodlands subdivision sign on The Collegeway.
Ivor is buried at St. Peter’s on the Hill across the road from that sign.
Gabon well recalls the frigid December day of his funeral.
“It was very cold up on top of the hill,” she says. “A sparrow chirped as the casket was lowered.”
There are still some wildlife rehabilitators doing the kind of work that made Roy Ivor famous. In fact, this post was prompted by a personal experience. My daughter found an injured robin, likely hit by a car, while on her way to work recently. She called her retired father to take the patient to S.O.A.R. (Songbirds Only Avian Rehabilitation) in Rockwood, about a 40-minute drive northwest of Mississauga. Although he didn’t survive, the robin was given the best chance possible by the operator of the non-profit group, Judi Drake. S.O.A.R. services the 905 and 519 area codes.
On its website, the Toronto Wildlife Centre gives a rundown on what to do if you find an injured baby bird: http://www.helpbabybirds.ca/s/found/step5.html.
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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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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. (...
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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