Waterdown ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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 2, 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 2, 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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Ishpal WinnFriday, August 12, 2016
May 1946, living first in Haliburton then Lindsay moving to Capreol in September 1959. She will be sadly missed by daughter Rosalind Ross (husband Jim) of Capreol and son John “Tim” (wife Karen) of Waterdown, her grandchildren Dale (wife Renee) of Hanmer, Candi (husband Chris) of Timmins, Jim John (wife Julie) of Delaware, John Ross and Tyler both of Waterdown and her great grandchildren Alex, Emily, Riley, Caleb, Kayla and Rachel. Also missed by sister Urualis Reid, niece Sydena Cullen and nephews John and Doug Reid all of Scotland.
Resting at the
Lougheed Funeral Home
4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer
Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
in St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church
36 Dennie St, Capreol
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
at 11:00 A.M.
(Friends may gather at the church after 10:30 A.M.)
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium with burial in Halliburton at a later date.
Donations to St. Alban the Martyr Church Capital Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Good-bye my family, my life has passed. I loved you all to the very last.
Weep not for me, but courage take. Love each other, for my sake. For those you love don’t go away. They walk beside you every day.
'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...