Tilbury ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dr. Lee Luciani, fitness buff and devoted dad, dies suddenly at age 49 - Windsor StarThursday, January 12, 2017
Madeline to soccer.
Luciani, a devoted family man, was on Round 2 this week when he suffered a heart attack and died. He had just turned 49.
Luciani was a partner in walk-in clinics in Essex and Tilbury. On Tuesday, he worked at the Tilbury clinic, picked up his Madeline, and headed to his parents’ home in Tecumseh for dinner before his daughter’s soccer practice.
During dinner, he fell ill. He died soon after.
“There is nothing anyone could have done,” Christine said through tears Thursday. She said the response time from paramedics was quick, but the damage was irreversible.
As a family physician, Luciani would counsel his patients to make good lifestyle choices — eat right, exercise, drink in moderation and don’t smoke.
He walked the talk. He was trim and fit, a runner who would work out at the gym regularly.
Dr. Gary Ing, chief of staff at Windsor Regional Hospital, was in Luciani’s on-call group when Luciani first set up a family practice in Windsor in 2000. He called Luciani a good role model for his patients.
“It’s hard to imagine this happening,” Ing said of Luciani’s unexpected death.
“It’s very scary,” Ing said. “We see it from time to time in young people. You hear about it with athletes. They can have hidden heart problems that don’t declare themselves until it’s a major catastrophe.”
Christine said he...
Belle River crash victim remembered as 'kind and caring guy' - Windsor StarFriday, September 9, 2016
George Willms, a 67-year-old Lakeshore man, also died in a crash on Morris Rd., near Tilbury early Monday morning.
Marchand, known as Mike to his friends, was an employee of 401 Mack for the past three years.
“Mike was always a kind caring kind of guy. His family and friends meant everything to him,” said Colin Geoffroy.
“He never thought twice about helping someone else even if he was busy with his own things,” he added. “Even in school he would go out of his way to help someone in the class that didn’t quite understand what was being taught and teach it to them in a different way.”
Geoffroy said one of his favourite memories of Marchand was when he convinced a bunch of buddies to call in sick and spend the day fishing.
Michael Marchand is seen in this handout photo.
Even though the day didn’t go as planned Geoffroy said it’s a time that still stands out.
“It was one of the best times I ever had with him. To this day I look back on that day and thank him for convincing me to call in that day,” he said.
Danielle Renaud, another close friend, said Marchand was blessed with an infectious smile that could lift up others, even when they faced serious worries.
“He was especially supportive to me during my pregnancy, while my fiance was still in Calgary and I had fears and doubts about becoming a mother for the first time,” she explained. “He was always reassuring and distracted me with some hilarity that came out of his mouth.”
With his ready jokes and willingness to help others, Marchand’s death has left his friends feelin...
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...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...