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Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

211 Langstaff Road East
Thornhill, ON L3T 2C7
(905) 889-7467

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

140 Brooke St
Thornhill, ON L4J 1C8
(416) 221-1159

Jerrett Funeral Home

8088 Yonge Street
Thornhill, ON L4J 1W3
(905) 889-8889

Steeles Memorial Chapel

350 Steeles Avenue West
Thornhill, ON L4J 6X6
(905) 881-6003

Thornhill ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Letters to the Editor, March 2 - Toronto Sun

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

They have been able to get away with this up until now because not everyone dies at once, and those who are grieving can't give the matter the attention it deserves.Barbara SantamariaThornhill(Tories buried the Liberals in the election)MR. ROBOTORe "Health care of the future may include paging Dr. Robot" (Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, Feb. 16): Although I recognize the use of artificial intelligence in the unforeseeable future, I do not feel comfortable describing my pains, aches and worries to a robot. Where is the empathy and human connection in that? Everything in moderation is what my parents taught me, and their parents taught them before that. So why is it that we find ourselves rushing towards a lifestyle in which we would be totally consumed and essentially run by technology? Was my family the only ones raising their children with that mind-set? Doubt it. Consider the relationships and the bonds that are carefully curated with your family doctor over the years of good, bad and (let's be real) ugly. Dr. Robot isn't going to feel your pain or give you reassurance like your family doctor would. Have we also forgotten that as a society we have learned not to trust anything that comes from a computer screen – let alone a doctor that is going to calculate your symptoms, run them through a database and spit out a result. Come on.Kassandra GulliConcord(As Dr. Johnny Fever said … you've got the healing prescription)SOUNDING THE ALARMI have been reading about the thoughtle...
https://torontosun.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-march-02

Living Well Luncheon shows that approach, attitudes toward dementia are changing - yorkregion.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Living Well Luncheon was held Friday Jan. 25 to recognize "January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month." The lunch was compliments of Jerrett Life Celebration Centre Funeral Home in Thornhill. Jerrett provided a lovely sit-down meal while our luncheon attendees and exhibitors listened to speakers present on the topic of living well with dementia. Mona Lancaster of Memory Lane Home Living Inc. was the master of ceremonies for this engaging event that brought together experts in the field - community members who live with dementia and their care partners, dementia advocates, members of the Alzheimer Society and academics. Each of these presenters offered a unique perspective on living well with dementia in the community. According to Mona and many of the other speakers, Memory Lane represents an innovative approach to co-housing: it is designed to be a place where individuals with a dementia diagnosis can be supported to actively participate in the community. The conference opened with Dr. Elizabeth Kelson (social gerontologist instructor and researcher from Ryerson University) who presented on the how communities can foster well-being and a good quality...
https://www.yorkregion.com/community-story/9236008-living-well-luncheon-shows-that-approach-attitudes-toward-dementia-are-changing/

Letters to the Editor, March 02 - Toronto Sun

Saturday, March 02, 2019

They have been able to get away with this up until now because not everyone dies at once, and those who are grieving can't give the matter the attention it deserves.Barbara SantamariaThornhill(Tories buried the Liberals in the election)MR. ROBOTORe "Health care of the future may include paging Dr. Robot" (Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, Feb. 16): Although I recognize the use of artificial intelligence in the unforeseeable future, I do not feel comfortable describing my pains, aches and worries to a robot. Where is the empathy and human connection in that? Everything in moderation is what my parents taught me, and their parents taught them before that. So why is it that we find ourselves rushing towards a lifestyle in which we would be totally consumed and essentially run by technology? Was my family the only ones raising their children with that mind-set? Doubt it. Consider the relationships and the bonds that are carefully curated with your family doctor over the years of good, bad and (let's be real) ugly. Dr. Robot isn't going to feel your pain or give you reassurance like your family doctor would. Have we also forgotten that as a society we have learned not to trust anything that comes from a computer screen – let alone a doctor that is going to calculate your symptoms, run them through a database and spit out a result. Come on.Kassandra GulliConcord(As Dr. Johnny Fever said … you've got the healing prescription)SOUNDING THE ALARMI have been reading about the thoughtle...
https://torontosun.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-march-02

Caledon man charged with murder in death of Thornhill teen - CityNews

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Street in Caledon just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. An 18-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release the cause of death. The victim has been identified as Tyler Swartz of Thornhill. Jonathan Weir of Caledon, who was taken into custody shortly after the discovery of Swartz’s body, appeared in court in Orangeville on Friday and was formally charged with first-degree murder. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/12/28/caledon-man-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-thornhill-teen/

Jewish man at the centre of religious death debate to be remembered at funeral - CBC.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Late Thursday night, Ouanounou lawyer Hugh Scher confirmed that Shalom had "passed away" that afternoon and would be honoured at a funeral in Thornhill, Ont,. on Friday. "Shalom's heart stopped, and he stopped breathing… which is the definition of death under Jewish law and under Canadian law in most instances," said Scher. Case will go onOuanounou, who studied at a Yeshiva in Israel and who worked in Toronto as an installer of doors and windows, attended Seneca College with the goal of working in property management, according to an affidavit written by his father.Last month, legal arguments were submitted to an Ontario judge from the Ouanounou family, the hospital and the man's doctors making the case for whether he should be allowed to stay hooked up to the machines indefinitely. Shalom Ouanounou, 25, was described by his father as sensitive and conscientious. (Submitted by Hugh Scher)Scher told CBC Toronto that a judgment in Ouanounou's case will still be delivered by Justice Glenn Hainey in order to "determine the issue," and that an appeal is likely to proceed either way."It's not uncommon at all that the court would ultimately render a decision, because the decision impacts not only the parties directly affected by the litigation but also impacts the broader community and addresses a fundamental questions and principle of law," he said. Charter right argumentIn last month's submissions, the hospital and doctors argued that though Ontario has no fixed legal definition of death, neurological death is the accepted definition of death in the medical community.Taquisha McKitty has been declared brain dead but her family are fighting to keep her on life support. (Instagram)Scher and his co-counsel, on the other ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/shalom-ouanounou-death-1.4569257

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

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

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