Unionville ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Harold's Blog: Trip to Markham, Economic Update and More - CaryCitizenThursday, September 14, 2017
United States. They have a huge presence in Europe in areas like Germany and of course in China.For lunch we visited an historic area of Markham called Unionville. A large number of the buildings in this area were around 100 years old or older. We actually ate lunch in a repurposed building that was at one time a funeral home. Most of the businesses on the main street of Unionville were restaurants and bars. The reason given for that was that it was too difficult to keep retail viable in the area with such small buildings.Later in the day we went to the new downtown center of Markham. This area was a mixed use made up of several high rises. The demand to live in this area created extremely high housing prices with condos going for over a million dollars. As Cary develops areas like the Eastern Gateway we must be careful not to create an environment that is unaffordable for most people.In the evening the group joined the Mayor of Markham for dinner. The Mayor from Markham, Nordlingen, and I all gave remarks. After the dinner the group revisited Unionville to a celebration in an outdoor theater. This was part of their three days of celebration.Saturday – Markham’s HistorySaturday began with a visit to Heritage Village of Markham. Markham puts a lot of value is their historic properties. So they decided to create a neighborhood made up of these properties. Structures of all ages and architectural styles were moved to this area, restored, and occupied. Signage was provided in little pocket parks for each street to give the history of each home. I thought this was an excellent idea that we should consider for Cary.Later Saturday mornin...
Olga Krstevich - Murfreesboro PostThursday, September 14, 2017
Olga Krstevich, age 84, of Unionville, TN died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Windsor, Ontario Canada and a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Kolesar Rajsigl. Mrs. Olga was a homemaker and a retired janitorial services employee. She attended World Outreach Church and was a member of the College Grove Senior Citizens and the Red Hat Society. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Krstevich was preceded in death by her husband, George Nick Krstevich, who died in December 1995, her daughter, Deborah Findley, and her siblings, Tony Rajsigl, Joe Rajsigl, and Mary Felix.Mrs. Krstevich is survived by her children, Helen Chope of Maryville, MI, Cristina Hogan of Ossiow, MI, George Krstevich of Port Heron, MI, and Mary Ann Myers of Unionville, TN; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.Visitation with the family will be held Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the...
Michael CromptonTuesday, May 9, 2017
He was also a devoted member of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Markham and held an Elder position there for many years. Michael was also a proud ongoing member of the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club for 51 years. Friends will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME 166 Main Street Markham North (Markham Road) on Thursday May 4th at 12pm until time of service in the chapel at 1pm. Reception to Follow. In Lieu of flowers donations made in Michaels memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.dixongarland.com...
George YatesWednesday, February 8, 2017
Don at Yates & Yates Ontario Land Surveyors and PhotoMap Air Surveys. George, while modest, accomplished much; trustee and chair of two school boards in the 1960’s, chair of the Unionville Home Society Foundation and appointment to the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).
When George retired in 1997, he started his second career providing back up emergency child care for his grandchildren, a task he handled with massive amounts of both love and patience.
George was a born and bred Torontonian. That, combined with his long career as an OLS meant that he knew every street from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe. He couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone he went to school with, did a survey for, or was related to.
He was a long-time member of the Albany Club and the Fitness Institute. He was actively involved in politics and was a dedicated Progressive Conservative (of the Red Tory variety) which led to many lively discussions with his some of his more left-leaning children and grandchildren. George was a devoted Catholic and a long-time parishioner of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Thornhill.
George loved Ray Charles and Oscar Peterson, beautiful clothes, red wine, Starbucks coffee, corned beef from the Centre Street Deli, extra old cheddar cheese, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Blue Jays (and much to his chagrin) the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a natural athlete, and continued his daily runs well into his late 70’s. He taught all of his kids, at a very young age, to both swim and play poker (which worked out pretty well) and tried desperately to teach those same kids math (which didn’t work out so well). He was a stone-skipper extraordinaire. You could put him anywhere in the world and he could tell you where due North was. George was the definition of a decent man, generous, fair, honest and courteous.
He was both gracious and graceful and always, always looked like a million bucks.
Visitation will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Thornhill on Saturday, January 28 from 10 – 11am. The funeral Mass will take place at 11:00am with a reception to follow. George was a long-time supporter of Covenant House Toronto and if desired, donations may be directed to support their work for kids far less fortunate than his.
James HillTuesday, December 20, 2016
With sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Jim Hill of Unionville on December 13, 2016 at the age of 62. Jim passed away doing what he loved, playing hockey with his friends. Jim was a beloved husband to Sheri for 30 years and a devoted father to Scott and daughter-in-law Tarah. Jim was a very proud granddad to Ryan James and loving brother to his sister Anne, and uncle to niece Leanne and nephew Dave. Jim was an avid hockey player and long standing member of the Unionville community, including the Unionville men’s hockey league and Hockey with Heart. Jim was well loved by all that knew him and taken from us far too early, and well before his time. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Family and friends may gather together to celebrate Jim on Thursday December 29th from 12-3pm at the Crosby Memorial Community Centre in Unionville, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.dixongarland.com...
'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...
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
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...