Waterloo ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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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Kitchener stabbing suspect Ager Hasan's extradition hearing postponed - CBC.caThursday, September 14, 2017
Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, of Hamilton as seen in a police handout photo following the fatal stabbing of Melinda Vasilije. (Waterloo Regional Police)In U.S.Vasilije was found dead in her apartment on Country Hill Drive at 3 a.m. on April 28. Hasan was seen crossing the border on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.A post appeared on an Instagram account linked to Ager Hasan of Hamilton on July 11 in which the poster said Hasan was "coming home." Waterloo Regional Police said Hasan was arrested in Texas that same day. (Instagram)Online postings, emails to policeHe became known for taking to social media while on the run — including posting a version of the events of the morning Vasilije died on Reddit, and also posting to Instagram.Hasan was also in contact with investigators through email and Whatsapp and court documents obtained by CBC News said he asked police to give him a plea deal and he would turn himself in.Police said the two had been in a relationship and the court documents showed Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Peter Etril Snyder remembered for artistry and generosity - CTV NewsThursday, September 14, 2017
August 29, 2017 6:30PM EDT
An art icon in the region has passed away.
Peter Etril Snyder died on Monday at Grand River Hospital at the age of 73.
Snyder was born and raised in Waterloo and began painting at the age of 12.
Seven years later, his first exhibition was on display at a mall gallery in Ottawa.
Snyder toured Europe throughout his twenties, along with trips to Central and South America, New Zealand and the United States.
In 1969, he returned to the region and started to paint what he’s best known for -- Mennonite life.
A year later, he started doing one-man shows, displaying his Mennonite paintings throughout Ontario and eventually across the country.
Snyder grew up in a Mennonite family himself and found success in painting what he knew best. His work was internationally recognized in 2004.
“Peter Etril Snyder turned a love for the pastoral beauty of our region’s outskirts into a decades-long project,” said the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement went on to say, “His legacy, however, is more than the scenes of leisure, horse-drawn carriages and idyllic landscapes that can be seen in his paintings. For many residents of the region, he will be known for his local charity work and entrepreneurial spirit.”
Snyder’s funeral will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at...
Christopher Deweese identified as man found dead on North Dumfries farm - CBC.caWednesday, August 2, 2017
Christopher Deweese, 32, has been identified as the man found dead in a field on a North Dumfries farm last week, say Waterloo Regional Police. Police initially had difficulty identifying Deweese, and circulated a photo of his shoes on social media on July 13. The following day they said they had been able to identify the man, but wouldn't release his name until all next of kin had been notified. Officers continue to treat Deweese's death as suspicious, said spokeswoman Cherri Greeno on Thursday. "It is being considered suspicious at this time, based mainly on the circumstances of where the body was located, in that field. We're trying to determine how the body came to be located there and the cause of death."So now police are asking the public for help piecing together what happened in the days leading up to his death, and how he ended up in North Dumfries. "Anyone who knew Mr. Deweese — had any contact with him, particularly in the beginning of July. If they could contact us with any information that would be helpful."A post mortem conducted in Hamilton earlier this week, but police are now waiting...
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...
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...