Waterdown ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
The obituary also contained the details of Hicks' life.She graduated from Waterdown High School before attending the Hamilton General Hospital school for nursing, where she graduated in 1957.In 1972, Hicks, her husband Ron and their five children headed north to Baysville where they ran a school bus company for over 20 years.She was an active horticulturalist, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Lion's Club in Baysville.The obituary ends with a tender thank you to her loved ones.“Thank you all for sharing my life with me. I am off to swim to the buoy and back.”A service for Hicks was held in Bracebridge on Thursday.
Daughter pens hilarious obituary for dad: ‘He was a renowned distributor of Popsicles’
Speaking to Global News on Friday, Sybil's son Brian Hicks said the humorous ode to his mother was penned by him and his siblings.“I guess the reason why we decided to do it in first person was simply the fact that we haven’t heard her voice for a lot of years because she was afflicted with Alzheimer’s," he explained.Sybil was diagnosed with early onset dementia 18 years ago. Brian said composing her obituary in the first person was their way of having a final conversation with her.
Abandoned children write mother’s obit: ‘She will not be missed’
They never imagined – or intended – for their cheeky farewell to go viral. The obituary has garnered reaction from around the world.“I honestly think that she’s travelling the world and it’s not costing her a dime for air fare," he said. "My mum didn't know what the internet was and she has now got hundreds of thousands of new friends as a result of somebody's kindness and sharing her obituary."The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emot...
Guest list for Ontario mobster's wedding could offer clues about motives for his murder - National PostThursday, December 14, 2017
Musitano was shot in his pickup truck in the driveway of his house in Hamilton’s suburb of Waterdown on May 2. On June 27, the Hamilton home of his older brother, Pasquale “Pat” Musitano, was repeated shot at with bullets, piercing windows but not injuring anyone. Pat Musitano is the reputed head of the Musitano crime family, a position inherited after the death of his father.Both attacks remain unsolved.An appealing theory quickly emerged based on an important distinction in traditional Italian Mafia groups between mobsters with roots in the Calabria region and those with roots in Sicily.
Pat MusitanoFileThe two areas, though geographically close, spawned their own organized crime structure: the Sicilian crime families of Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian crime families of the ’Ndrangheta. Both organizations spread to Canada and other countries to become global crime superpowers. Members have variously cooperated and competed but typically remain distrustful, even disdainful, of the other.The Sicilian/Calabrian distinction has been one of the major drivers of Canada’s mob history.In the 1990s when Vito Rizzuto, the Sicilian Mafia boss from Montreal, expanded into Ontario, a stronghold for Calabrian mob clans, it was surprising to hear an important ally was the Musitano crime family, originally from Calabria but based in Hamilton.Ri...
Mobster wanted to bulletproof cars before brother's murder. After the hit, he's giving up his flashy Ferrari - National PostFriday, June 02, 2017
Angelo Musitano, 39, was shot repeatedly at close range on Tuesday while inside his white pick-up truck after arriving at his suburban home in Hamilton’s Waterdown community.The attack was “a very specific, calculated, close-up shooting,” said Thom earlier this week; when he was asked if Pat Musitano was in danger, Thom said: “We have been in touch with the family and they haven’t asked for any assistance from police.”The family is used to dealing with things on their own, in their own way. It has a colourful history as a well-connected, active and influential Mafia family stretching back more than 80 years.They always had stuff like that — muscle cars that were ridiculously fast — as toys but were generally kept hidden awayOn Wednesday, as news of the murder was making headlines, Pat Musitano returned his grey Ferrari California hard-top convertible with orange and beige interior to a leasing agent. He allegedly said his reason for returning it early was he was trying to stay low key, according to a source with knowledge of the transaction.The Ferrari California, made by the famed Italian manufacturer Ferrari, is a grand touring sports car.The car’s return could not be independently verified.In March or April, Pat Musitano made inquiries about the cost and ability to add bulletproofing protection to some of the cars he uses day-to-day, according to a source in the industry.He was interested in adding bulletproof shielding in the doors, replacing the windows with resistant glass, and having steel reinforcements in the tires that allow cars to drive even if the rubber tires are blown or shot out.This too could not be independently verified. The family could not be reached for comment.In keeping with his family’s tradition, Pat Musitano’s sports car was an occasional show vehicle, mainly used on weekends or for business meetings where he had a certain image of financial success to maintain, according to a longtime family friend.Pat Musitano used more modest vehicles in his daily routine, in keeping with the humble, working-class image the family has always maintained.It was a lesson the Musitanos’ father, Dominic, who forged a prominent place for the clan in Ontario’s underworld, taught his sons, leading by example, the family friend said.Dominic Musitano would often say — usually with a dismissive shrug — that he’s only a modest businessman who runs a scrapyard and owns some property, whenever he was asked what he did for a living. But he, too, had hidden indulgences, ...
Police find vehicle believed to be tied to Musitano murder - Hamilton SpectatorFriday, June 02, 2017
It is a four-door burgundy 2006 Ford Fusion with rusty wheel rims and tinted windows. It signals to pull over as it slows into the curb on pretty Chesapeake Drive in Waterdown, making way for another car behind it to drive past.
The time stamp on the security video that captures all this is 15:38 or 3:38 p.m. last Tuesday. (Police say the time is "fairly accurate.") A few moments later, after the clip ends, Ang Musitano will pull into the frame, up into his own driveway in his white truck. A man driving the Ford will get out, approach Musitano while he is still in his driver's seat, and shoot him several times with a handgun.
Musitano will die of his wounds, the killer will drive away and a neighbourhood will reel not only from the very public daylight murder but from the sudden realization it had a mafioso in its midst.
Police have publicly released the video clip of the car in the hopes of generating new leads. The clip is just a few seconds long and taken from Musitano's own security camera mounted on his garage. The clip ends before Musitano, 39, shows up. It does not show anyone getting out of the Ford or the shooting ...
UPDATE: Police considering speed in triple fatal crash that killed Burlington man - InsideHalton.comThursday, November 10, 2016
Drive, where the collision occurred, has not been a particular concern for police in terms of accidents, said Snow.
A friend of Crate’s, Alexander Johnson, said Crate was just 10 minutes from his Waterdown home when the fatal accident occurred.
Arlette Shamoun is survived by her parents and a brother.
Her visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday evening at Walser Funeral Home in Kitchener with a funeral Mass on Saturday (April 23) at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Shamoun’s obituary.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Halton police CRU at 905-634-1831, ext. 5065.
—with Hamilton Spectator files
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...
BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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.
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