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Funeral Monday for Sgt. Dynerowicz - Pembroke Daily Observer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Funeral services will be held Monday for a Petawawa soldier killed this week in a trainining accident at Wainwright, Alberta.Family and friends of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz will be gathering in his native Kitchener, Ontario to bid farewell to the armoured crewman. Services will take place at Henry Walser Funeral Home with internment at Williamsburg Cemetery.Sgt. Dynerowicz, a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD), died Tuesday when the Light Armoured Vehicle III (LAV III) he was crew commanding was involved in a mishap. Three other members of the regiment were injured. Two have since been released, while a third remains in hospital in Edmonton. An investigation into the incident is underway.Flags continued to fly at half mast Friday at the garrison and around the Town of Petawawa. Before a ribbon cutting at Petawawa Showcase, Mayor Bob Sweet had also offered condolences on behalf of the residents of the town. During a ceremony for the grand opening of Canex at the garrison, Col. Mark Misener, commander of 4 Canadian Divi...
http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2017/04/28/funeral-monday-for-sgt-dynerowicz

Funeral today for soldier killed in Alberta training exercise accident - CTV News

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Canadian Forces Base Wainwright. Dynerowicz joined the army in 2005 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, a regiment based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. His funeral will be held this morning in his hometown of Kitchener, Ont. (at the Henry Walser funeral home).Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/funeral-today-for-soldier-killed-in-alberta-training-exercise-accident-1.3392153

Crowds welcome home body of Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz in Kitchener, Ont. - CBC.ca

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

He was taking part in training exercises when the accident occured. An investigation into the accident is underway. Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz of the Royal Canadian Dragoons was based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario. (Department of National Defence)Three other soldiers inside the LAV-3, including the driver, were injured. Two of them are now back with their units and the third remains in hospital. All were from CFB Petawawa.Family and friends of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz stand on the Ottawa Street bridge over the Conestoga Parkway. Dynerowicz sustained fatal injuries during a training exercise at CFB Wainwright, Alta., on Tuesday. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC)Karnupis said the whole family was happy to have Dynerowicz home after his tours in Afghanistan. For him to die during training, "it's just very tragic," she said."When he came back from Afghanistan, I was just so relieved because he had gone for two tours. I had never expected him, being a trainer, doing a training exercise, for this to have happened," she said. Crowds gather on the Ottawa Street bridge and beside the Conestoga Parkway to welcome home the body of Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC)"When they're overseas, you're always praying and hoping that they'll come back," she added."This is just so sudden for our whole family that he would be in this tragic accident and pass on from it on Canadian soil," she said.There is visitation for Dynerowicz over the weekend. A funeral service is planned for Monday at 10 a.m.Firefighters hold up a flag on the Ottawa Street bridge in Kitchener to honour Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Dynerowicz. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/sgt-robert-dynerowicz-funeral-kitchener-1.4090202

The Suicide Bomber Next Door - Toronto Life

Thursday, January 19, 2017

God. He skipped school and refused to do his chores. When he was 12, he decided he wanted to get away from home, and Wayne agreed to let him move in with his sister, Eileen, and her husband in Petawawa. Eileen quickly found she couldn’t handle her baby brother, with his mood swings and tantrums. She sent him to live with their 22-year-old brother, Rob, in London, Ontario. Almost immediately, Aaron began breaking into people’s homes and cars, stealing CDs and electronics that he could pawn. Barely an adult himself and unable to cope, Rob sent Aaron back to live with his dad after just four months. By that point, Wayne and Monica had both taken administrative jobs with the Canadian Armed Forces and were stationed in Edmonton. In his new home, Aaron continued to act out. He ran away, often for days at a time. Sometimes he’d go to friends’ houses, but, most of the time, Wayne had no idea where he was. One day, when Aaron was 14, Wayne found disturbing poetry hidden in his son’s room. Aaron had fantasized about stabbing his dad and stepmom in their sleep, placing plastic bags over their heads and strangling them, cutting their brake lines, even burning down the house. They were terrified. Wayne installed a lock on their bedroom door. After two years in Edmonton, the Drivers were redeployed to London, Ontario. A week before the family was set to leave, Aaron disappeared again. Wayne and Monica spent days searching for him, even enlisting the help of the police, with no luck. Finally, they left without him, then got a call from Edmonton police a week later saying Aaron had been picked up for stealing a lawn mower and joyriding it around town. Aaron grudgingly joined his dad and stepmom in London but soon announced he wanted to live in a group home for troubled teenage boys. To everyone’s surprise, Aaron thrived in the group home. He was a model resident—he did his chores, kept curfew, completed his homework. Two years after he moved in, he began dating a young woman he’d met through friends. Within a few months, they discovered she was pregnant. Aaron was ecstatic. He was young—just 18 at the time—but he was determined to be a good dad. Aaron saw fatherhood as his chance to build the family he’d always wanted. He dropped out of school and got a job. He and his girlfriend moved into an apartment in London, where they decorated a nursery for the baby. He also began studying the Bible and attending church with Eileen. But something wasn’t right: he wasn’t connecting with Christianity. Aaron was scouring YouTube for religious debates when he stumbled upon a video of Muslim theologians criticizing Christianity. Fascinated, he fell into a rabbit hole, devouring dozens of YouTube videos about Islam. He was drawn to the Muslim scholars who, he felt, ideologically destroyed their opponents. His new faith developed in an online silo—a DIY religious education filtered through his own search for meaning and redemption. Later, by chance, a Muslim man saw Aaron reading his Quran in a shawarma shop and invited him to attend prayer services at the London Muslim Mosque. Though, by now, Aaron had spent months researching and interpreting Islam, the mosque was the first place he had met other Muslims. He told them he was an orthodox but didn’t elaborate. Soon he was praying five times a day. He gave up bacon, alcohol and secular music. While his girlfriend wasn’t Muslim, she was happy that Aaron had found something that gave him a sense of direction. The day he was set to take his shahada—the formal testament of faith that would mark his conversion to Islam—his girlfriend went into labour. Their son, Seth, was stillborn, the umbilical cord wound tightly around his neck. Aaron was shattered. Wayne, who had been re-stationed in Winnipeg, flew down for the funeral. Aaron hardly spoke at all over the next few days. He was only 19, gawky and pimple-faced, and already he’d buried his mother and his son. Islam was a...
http://torontolife.com/city/crime/aaron-driver-isis-suicide-bomber-next-door/

A poignant funeral procession; truckers convoy for John Culp - Pembroke Daily Observer

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

PETAWAWA - It was a poignant but impressive display of trucker solidarity Friday as 100 big rigs rolled into town in honour of a highly respected area businessman and community volunteer. John William Culp died in a single vehicle crash last week on Highway 60 near Deacon. The 63-year-old veteran driver and owner of Nanjac Transportation was behind the wheel of a westbound Kenworth truck pulling a trailer load of lumber when the transport left the highway and ploughed into a ditch. The funeral for Culp were held at the New Life Community Church, where he and his family were members. Before the service, the funeral procession, including a long convoy of trucks, drove from Eganville to Petawawa. Coming off of Murphy Road, the rigs rolled slowly down Petawawa Boulevard before parking in front of the church. The procession was led by pallbearers Ken McPhail, Garnie Boldt, Greg Johnson, Philip Coulas, Mitch Hartwig and Roger McElhinney. Honourary pallbearers were Terry Corbett, Earl Jarvis, Mik...
http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2016/12/09/a-poignant-funeral-procession-truckers-convoy-for-john-culp

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, 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...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, 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...

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, 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...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning