Streetsville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Funeral in Mississauga Saturday for woman killed in Istanbul shooting - MississaugaFriday, January 6, 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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'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...
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...
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...