Waterford ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Marian Lake Patterson - Richland SourceThursday, April 12, 2018
Marian Lake Patterson passed away at The Waterford in Mansfield, Ohio, early Monday, April 2, 2018.Marian was born June 5, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio to Harry and Janet McCall Lake. She grew up in Sunbury, Ohio and graduated as salutatorian in the Sunbury High School class of 1943. Marian attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. She was honored to be selected to attend the Merrill-Palmer Early Childhood Education Program in Detroit during college.After college, she taught home economics at Cardington High School until her marriage to Russell Patterson. They celebrated 64 years of marriage prior to his death in 2015. Marian and Russell built their home in Lexington in 1958 where she lived until 2016. She was a homemaker until her children finished school then operated her own business, “Window Shop,” until retirement.Marian attended Central United Methodist Church in Mansfield and later Church of the Cross in Lexington.She was a special, independent woman who had...
Joseph Kepiro - LancasterOnlineThursday, April 12, 2018
Ephrata, PA, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital.He was the beloved husband of Harriet Steffy Kepiro with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Bihary Kepiro.Joe was owner and operator of Keystone Kennels of Parkesburg and later he was the owner and operator of Lincoln Lodge Motel of Lancaster. Always the inventor, he held many patents throughout his lifetime.He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children: Suzanne K. Yoder and husband Leslie, of Gap, Joseph L. Kepiro and wife Connie, of Lititz, and James M. Kepiro and wife Deborah, of Strasburg; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Stephen Kepiro of Coatesville, Alex Kepiro of Lancaster and Tebor Kepiro of Parkesburg.He was predeceased by his sister, Pearl Verses.Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11 AM from the Parkesburg Mennonite Church, 6 E. 2nd Ave, Parkesburg, PA 19365 followed by interment at the Millwood Mennonite Cemetery, Gap, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8:00 PM at the Wilde Funeral Home...
Masons display more than 150 years of history - Simcoe ReformerWednesday, July 5, 2017
WATERFORD - There was a chair on display in Wilson Lodge 113 on Saturday but it wasn’t just any chair.It came from the house of William Mercer Wilson, a mason and the First Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada and sponsor of Wilson Lodge 113 in downtown Waterford.“He was quite the gentleman,” Ron Anderson, a historian, who was at Lodge 113 to greet visitors and talk about the history of the Masons in Waterford. “He was exceptional.“Back in the American Civil War he was one of only a handful of men who could cross both lines – the North and South – unimpeded.”Anderson made the comments during an open house held at Lodge 113 on Saturday. The open house gave people an opportunity to learn more about the masons, their connection to Waterford and Norfolk.Originally from Perthshire, Scotland, Wilson came to Canada in 1832 and settled in Simcoe. He was the originator of the masons in Ontario. While masonic lodges existed back in the 1800s, they were ruled by the Grand Lodge in England. I...
EDITORIAL: Paul MacEwan stood long and proud for Cape Breton - TheChronicleHerald.caFriday, June 2, 2017
In one memorable incident at the legislature more than 40 years ago, Mr. MacEwan was punched in the face by fellow Cape Breton MLA Mike Laffin after an argument over New Waterford water problems.
He was expelled from the NDP in 1980 for taking a party executive member to task.
Gordie Goose, his political successor, knew he had to try to fill an awfully large pair of shoes.
Mr. Gosse, who left the seat in 2015, gives us a picture of Mr. MacEwan at work as a political champion who met and assisted people in their homes. “He went and sat at all of those kitchen tables, you could never count how many kitchen tables he sat at,” said Mr. Gosse.
Mr. MacEwan began his working life as a teacher at Ashby School, Central School and Whitney Pier Junior High between 1963 and 1970. He was also an accomplished pianist, having studied music with his parents. And he wrote three books: Miners and Steel Workers: Labour in Cape Breton (1976), Confederation and the Maritimes (1976), and The Akerman Years: Jeremy Akerman and the Nova Scotia NDP, 1965-1980 (1980).
A funeral service is scheduled for today at Whitney Pier’s Holy Redeemer Church.
Mr. MacEwan stood long and proud for his Cape Breton constituents and will be rightly remembered for his down-to-earth touch with the people and province he loved dearly.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Hundreds gather in New Waterford to push for a drug treatment centre - CBC.caFriday, June 2, 2017
More than 300 people gathered at the New Waterford fire hall last night to lobby the provincial government for a treatment centre in the community for those dealing with drug or mental health issues.The public meeting was organized by people who have lost family members to drug overdoses.They've formed a new citizen's group they're calling A Town That Cares.Tom Blanchard is executive director of Talbot House, an addiction treatment and recovery centre in Frenchvale, N.S.He said drug addiction is at a crisis level in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality."I'm telling you we are in crisis and this isn't an opioid crisis because we deal with all drugs. In the last month and a half, I've been at six funerals and I'm tired of burying young people in this community," said Blanchard.He told the gathering he's having trouble accessing services."The police force is carrying the weight of the lack of psychiatrists and counsellors in this area."Tom Blanchard is the executive director of Talbot House an addiction treatment and recovery c...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
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— 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...
'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...