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43 Bidwell Street
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 3T6
(519) 842-5221

Tillsonburg ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Harold Underhill

Friday, March 17, 2017

July 25, 1936 - March 10, 2017 Harold was born in Houghton Township, Ontario, to Harold and Irene Underhill on July 25, 1936. He started to work at a very young age in the Tobacco Fields of Tillsonburg with his family. At the age of 13 he started to work at what would be a long career of truck driving. In 1949 when he went to work for His brother Bill in the gravel pits. From there he would spend time working for several different trucking companies from starting at Norton Motors to Clarke’s Transport here in NL where he retired from in 2003. In those 54 years of driving he travelled all over Canada and into the United States. Some of his hobbiesin his younger days was riding his motorcycle. But in the last few years he spent most of his time at carpentary and woodworking. He loved to build And put up bird houses. Harold is predeceased by his parents: Harold & Irene Underhill & brother: Harvey Underhill. Left to Mourn with Loving Memories: Wife: Elvie, Children: Dale (Debbie) Underhill, (St. Thomas, ON); David Underhill (London, ON), Darren Underhill (London, ON); Nanette (Charles) Smith, Pilley’s Island, NL & Ralph Moores (Boundary Creek, NB); Aunt Evelyn (Dryden,ON), Brother: Bill Underh...
http://www.centralfuneralhomes.ca/book-of-memories/2877336/Underhill-Harold/service-details.php

Alleged victims at Ontario nursing home all thought to have died of natural causes - The Globe and Mail

Thursday, November 17, 2016

He was a tinkerer of all things,” said his long-time friend Sam Lamb. “He would fix anything.”Mr. Lamb often visited Mr. Granat in his small shop in Tillsonburg, a half-hour drive south of Woodstock, where he would work on his projects while smoking cigarettes he had rolled himself.“He was a real nice, happy-go-lucky guy, very easy to get along with,” said Mr. Lamb, a retired foreman and truck driver.Mr. Granat lived by himself in a flat close to his shop. When he lost the apartment, he took to sleeping on a cot in the shop, Mr. Lamb recalled.“He never had any money, he never had anything. I used to help him out a little bit,” he said.One of Mr. Granat’s granddaughters, who did not want to be named, said she was angry to learn that his death was an alleged murder. “He was a good person. Every time with him was special.”The next alleged slaying took place four years later, when Gladys Millard, 87, died on Oct. 14, 2011.She was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock as well as other community groups.Born in Nova Scotia, she was the mother of two and her husband had passed away 14 years before her.About two weeks after Ms. Millard’s death, 95-year-old former schoolteacher Helen Matheson died on Oct. 27, 2011.A widow, Ms. Matheson lived on her own with help from her son until she became frail and began getting confused and moved to the Caressant home.She had been a lifelong member of the United Church in her village of Innerkip, about a 15-minute drive from Woodstock. She served on several committees and was a driving force of the women’s group, helping with fundraisers and serving lunches at funerals.“She was kind and gentle, petite, well-respected, a long-time presence in the village,” said Rev. Maya Landell, minister of the Innerkip United Church.Days later, there was another death. Mary Zurawinski was the oldest victim. She was 96 when she died at the Caressant home in Woodstock on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.According to the charge sheet filed at the local courthouse, Ms. Wettlaufer is alleged to have administered the drug that killed Ms. Zurawinski some time between Sunday and Monday.The next alleged victim was 90-year-old Helen Young, who died on Sunday, July 14, 2013.Born in Edinburgh, she had served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. It was in London that she met a Canadian soldier, Peter (Sandy) Young.They married and moved to Calgary before settling in Woodstock. In the funeral notice, her niece, Sharon, described her as a “true sturdy Scottish lass, who did not hesitate to speak her mind on any and all subjects.”As for Ms. Pickering, the notice thanked “the caring and patient staff of Caressant.”Ms. Pickering died the year after Ms. Young.“She was a really warm, loving person, a really wonderful woman. It’s troubling that someone did this to her,” said a family friend who did not want to be named.The friend said Ms. Pickering had taken care of her ailing husband, Hubert, a former Bell Canada manager. They travelled despite his Parkinson’s. “She tried to make his life as fulfilling as possible.”The youngest victim was 75-year-old Arpad Horvath, who died Aug. 31, 2014, in London.Mr. Horvath, who once ran a tool and die company in London, was a big trophy hunter.Taxidermist Laurier Houle said Mr. Horvath had a room full of stuffed animals that he had shot during his travels around the world. Mr. Horvath and his late brother Frank came to Canada after the Hungarian revolutio...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alleged-victims-at-ontario-nursing-home-all-thought-to-have-died-of-natural-causes/article32527015/

Death Notices November 2016 - Port Dover Maple Leaf

Thursday, November 10, 2016

General Hospital on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Eugene Stone of Simcoe, in his 67th year. Son of the late Bryce and Ruby (nee Hare) Stone of Scotland. Dear brother of Sharon and Charlie Cadman of Tillsonburg, Eileen and Dave Morden of Simcoe and Larry Stone and friend Bonnie of Fisherville. Uncle of Wayne Stone, Michael Stone, Bradley Morden and Jennifer Cadman. Friends were invited to call at Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Port Dover Cemetery. In memory of Eugene, donations may be made to Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice. Special thanks are extended to the Group Home Workers of NACL. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/death-notices-november-2016/

8 seniors allegedly killed by an Ontario nurse - YorkRegion.com

Friday, November 04, 2016

Die of London, Ont., and active in the local Hungarian club. The married father of two died Aug. 31, 2014, at Victoria Hospital in London. — Maureen Pickering, 79, a widow, and a former native of Tillsonburg, Ont., died March 28, 2014, at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont. — Helen Young, 90, died at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont., on July 14, 2013. — Mary Zurawinski, 96, died Nov. 7, 2011, at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont. — Helen Matheson, 95, a widowed mother of two sons, was a longtime United Church member in Innerkip, Ont. She died Oct. 27, 2011, at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont. — Gladys Millard, 87, was a widowed mother of two. A longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and member of the Rose Rebekah Lodge in Woodstock, Ont., the Nova Scotia native died Oct. 14, 2011, at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont. — Maurice (Moe) Granat, 84, father of two, was a longtime mechanic and automotive body man in Tillsonburg, Ont. He died at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ont., on Dec. 23, 2007. — James (Jim) Silcox, 84, Jim was a Second World War veteran of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. The former Standard Tube worker, a married father of six, died Aug. 12, 2007, at Caressant Care, in Woodstock, Ont. Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version carried an incorrect date for the death of Helen Young. By The Canadian Press Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/6929132-8-seniors-allegedly-killed-by-an-ontario-nurse/

The eight people allegedly killed by a Woodstock nurse - Waterloo Chronicle

Friday, October 28, 2016

Maurice Granat Maurice "Moe" Granat died at Caressant Care on Dec. 23, 2007 at age 84. A longtime auto mechanic in from in Tillsonburg, Ont., Granat had two daughters, five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, according to his obituary. His son, Patrick Dreyer, passed away before him, the obituary said. Sam Lamb, 89, was described in the obituary as a "special friend" of Granat's. The pair met through mutual friends about 10 years before Granat's death, and they bonded over a shared interest in fixing up cars. "He was a body work man on cars and (worked on) engines and I did the same thing as a sideline," Lamb said of Granat. "I used to go to him for help and him and I would work together on my car … He was a great guy. He was slow, easy-going, nothing to worry about." Lamb said he heard the news of Wettlaufer's arrest over the radio Tuesday. "I'm very sorry for him," Lamb said. "And now I'm very sorry that's the way he had to pass away." Gladys Millard Gladys Jean Millard died Oct. 14, 2011 at Caressant Care at the age of 87. Her obituary said she was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and later lived on Broadway St. in Woodstock. She had lost her husband Henry Millard, the obituary said, but was survived by her son, Stanley Millard, and daughter, Sandy Millard as well as a sister and sister-in-law. Millard was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Rose Rebekah Lodge in Woodstock, Ont. Her obituary suggested memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer Society. Helen Matheson Helen Muriel Matheson died Oct. 27, 2011, at Caressant Care at the age of 95. She spent most of her life in Innerkip, Ont., where she was a member of the Innerkip United Church, her obituary said. Donalda Osmond, who grew up down the street from Matheson's home, said Matheson was a school teacher in Innerkip and surrounding districts. "She's always been a part of this community," Osmond said. She described Matheson and kind and smart, but fairly private. Matheson was survived by her a son, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren, according to her obituary. Her husband Carl Matheson died in 1998 and her son Neil died in 2001, the obituary said. She had also lost a grandson and two sisters. Mary Zurawinski Mary Zurawinski died at Carressant Care in Woodstock, Ont., on Nov. 7th 2011, she was 96 years old. Helen Young Helen Young died at Carressant Care in Woodstock, Ont. on July 14, 2013, at the age of 90. An online obituary for Young says she was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Young came to Canada with her late husband Peter in 1949, who she had married in London, the obituary said. The obituary said the couple first moved to Alberta and then ended up in Ontario about a decade later, eventually settling down in Woodstock, Ont. Both Helen and her husband had enjoyed tr...
http://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/6930095-the-eight-people-allegedly-killed-by-a-woodstock-nurse/

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