Waterloo ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Burg, and Ana (Bree) and Katherine (Katie) Nieves; his sister, Pat Dietz, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11am from St. Mary Catholic Church Chelsea, MI. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Chelsea, MI. The family will receive friends at the church from 10am until time of service. Contributions can be made to Waterloo Nature Center, or St. Louis Center.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.
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Region's first privately run crematorium to open in Kitchener - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
KITCHENER - With cremation becoming an increasingly popular choice, a private funeral home has plans to build the first privately run crematorium in Waterloo Region.
Kitchener Funeral Homes and Crematorium Inc. has obtained the permits it needs from the city and the Ministry of the Environment and plans to open the crematorium at Forwell Road and Victoria Street in Kitchener this spring, said Kamal Bhardwaj, a partner in the business.
The crematorium, when it opens, will be the only privately run crematorium in the region.
Kitchener does about 600 cremations a year and that number is growing, said Trisha Bradshaw, Kitchener's manager of cemeteries. Waterloo also runs a crematorium out of the city-owned Parkview Cemetery. Waterloo's Parkview cemetery does about 1,350 cremations a year, serving families across southwestern Ontario, said Rebecca Zinger, Waterloo's interim manager of cemeteries.
The private crematorium expects to cater to the South Asian and East Asian communities in the region, Bhardwaj said.
It will offer a somewhat different service than existing crematoria, since mourners w...
Caring for the unclaimed dead: Kind citizens, funeral homes and Waterloo Region step up - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
Record in an email.
She said that is true in many cases, but sometimes family members or friends can't afford to pay for a funeral so they don't come forward.
The Region of Waterloo covers the cost of funerals in cases where no one steps in to foot the bill, or when a friend or relative is not found or when a family can't afford a funeral.
There is an assumption that only family members can claim a body, but that isn't true, Mahyr said.
"Claimants can be anyone from friends to colleagues to neighbours. Claimants can also include institutions such as churches."
Glendinning said in her 28 years of experience as a funeral director, she has seen cases where a community or church group will take over the funeral of someone who died alone, but it is rare.
"Not many people have a desire to pay for somebody's funeral that they are not close to," she said.
The search for a friend or relative to take responsibility of the unclaimed individual can be a lengthy one that involves many agencies and organizations.
Local coroners and hospital social workers are often the first ones tasked with the search while the unclaimed individual's body waits at a local hospital morgue. They may contact social and re...
Waterloo funeral director has licence revoked - TheRecord.comThursday, December 14, 2017
WATERLOO — The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has revoked the licence of a longtime local funeral director over allegations of financial misconduct.The authority's action prohibits Robert Edward Albert Ruggle from serving as a funeral director in Ontario. Ruggle had served as the managing director of the former Robert Ruggle Funeral Home Ltd. on King Street North in Waterloo until his departure this spring. The funeral home is now operating under a new name with new management."The Bereavement Authority of Ontario was alerted to certain discrepancies in documentation involving that funeral home" and conducted an investigation, the authority's registrar and chief executive officer, Carey Smith, said Wednesday. The funeral home did sustain some financial losses as a result, Smith said.Given the opportunity to contest the allegations, Ruggle did not appeal the Bereavement Authority's proposal to revoke his licence. He can reapply for a licence after a two-year period, but "conduct that...
'A part of me has died': Family of murdered baby reads victim impact statements - CTV NewsThursday, December 14, 2017
EGADZ, a youth centre, but it was closed, according to an agreed statement of facts.
The woman eventually took the teen a home in the 200 block of Waterloo Crescent, where Nikosis and his family lived. The teen had never met anyone in the home prior but they agreed to let her stay there.
Last week court watched a video which showed the teen explaining to police in great detail, how she choked, punched, kicked and stabbed Nikosis with a metal nail.
I was holding that baby, rocking him like a mom,” she said in the video. She was in the room for about five minutes before she beat him. “I just started choking him and punching his head in.”
The teen said she took all her anger out on the baby.
“I was sick and tired of life,” she said. “That’s why I hurt that baby and I killed it.”
Lawyers in the case are scheduled to present their closing arguments in the adult sentencing hearing Friday.Angelina Irinici is in court for the hearing:
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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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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. (...