Walkerton ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Gary Smith Passes - Standardbred CanadaFriday, January 6, 2017
Tweed, Mel (Wendy) of White Rock, Teresa (Paul) Sirman of Kenora, Gordon (Mary) of Burnaby, Bill (Janice) of Peterborough, Peter of Peterborough, Rhonda (Jeff Bond) of Pontypool, Jamie (Stephanie) of Walkerton and Pamela of Peterborough. Missed by Gail’s sons Chris (Amy) Murray of Elora and Brent (Melissa) Murray of Peterborough. Grandpa of Ella, Charlotte and Raelyn Murray. Will also be missed by his farm dog Buster. Predeceased by his parents John Raymond Smith and Teresa Nora McLaren, sister Donna, younger brother Stanley Raymond and two infant brothers.
Gary loved Ennismore, loved being on the land, and most importantly loved his family whom he took particular interest in mentoring and instilling the life skills he held near. Proud of his accomplishments but forever striving to move forward, always with an eye to the future. He leaves a legacy built by his work ethic, determination, intelligence and guile. ‘May the work I’ve done speak for me.’
A visitation will be held at Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. Interment St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or “Raise the Barn” Fund at Lang Pioneer Village. Friends may send condolences to Gary’s family by visiting hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.
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Culliton (nee Graf), Frances Anne, (Oct. 12, 2016) - Lambton ShieldFriday, October 28, 2016
ULLITON, Frances Anne (nee Graf) – Of Stratford, Ontario, passed away peacefully, on October 12, 2016, surrounded by her family. Fran was born on July 26, 1931, the daughter of Frank and Jean Graf of Walkerton, Ontario. Fran is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Keith A. Culliton. Beloved Mother of seven children and caring grandmother to fifteen grandchildren: Catherine and husband, Douglas Ruby (Sarah and Hilary); Patricia (Warren and Aaron Ehgoetz); Mike and wife, Anna (Laura, Erica, Nicola, Kyle); Gerald and wife, Janet (Grace and Ruth-Anne); Joan; Mary and husband, Rick Wesche (Kate and Eric); and Tim (Connor, Carter and Crosby). Fran will be sadly missed by her sister, Joan Hundt, of Walkerton. She is predeceased by a brother, Gerald, who died in infancy. Fran, a registered nurse, graduated as the Gold Medalist in 1952, from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing, in Kitchener, Ontario. Upon graduation, she worked as the plant nurse at Kroehler Furniture in Stratford. Fran was a certified Master Gardener, an accredited Ontario flower show judge and instructor of floral décor at the Stratford Chef School. Faith was very important to Fran. She was an active member of St.
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...
'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...