Welland ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Vineland man puts finishing touches on restored 1950s ambulance - Niagarathisweek.comThursday, April 12, 2018
LINCOLN — A piece of local history has been given a second life.Earlier this summer Vineland’s Len Kowalik put the finishing touches on restoring a 1952 Pontiac ambulance that was once operated in Welland. Kowalik, a Niagara EMS worker, bought the vehicle in 2014 from a Milton man, setting about to return it to its former glory.“It was too nice to see someone hotrod it,” said Kowalik, who also owns some restored vehicles from his family’s tender fruit farm.Considering its age, the vehicle was in rather good shape. That’s in part because it was operated in the 50s by the Cyanamid fertilizer and chemical plant in Welland. At the time, there was no EMS or standardized ambulance service. Instead, gas stations, funeral homes and factories owned and operated them. Kowalik’s ambulance only has 7,700 miles on the odometer and following its decommissioning in the 70s spent most of its time inside a Milton man’s barn.Over the past three years, Kowalik stripped it down and cleaned it up. He redid the flooring, re-chromed the bumpers and had the exterior painted with the help of Niagara Olympic Collision.“They saw the value of the vehicle and … went above and beyond,” Kowalik said.Kowalik a...
FALLEN WORKERS: Bridgework in Merritton claims worker - St. Catharines StandardThursday, December 14, 2017
Many of the articles in this series about the casualties among the workmen on the Welland Ship Canal have focused upon those individuals who were recent immigrants to Canada from abroad.Thomas W. Pollard was also a “non-Canadian” who died while on the job, but he was born in 1895 in Newfoundland when it was still a British colony. By the time of his accident in 1929, it had dominion status within the British Empire, but would not enter into Canadian Confederation until 1949, thereby becoming the country’s 10th province.Pollard was the son of Abraham and Lillian (Gillard) Pollard. Few details are known about his early life. He was married in October 1912 to Hannah Mary Adams (born December 1892) at Botwood, in the District of Twillingate, Newfoundland.Hannah (a.k.a. Annie or Anna) was the daughter of Adam and Matilda (Jenkins) Adams. Two children were born as a result of this union, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Matilda.In November 1917, Pollard was certified as a fireman and was living at Reserve Mines in Cape Breton, N.S. At some point after this, the family moved...
Heartbroken friends remember Niagara crash victim killed by alleged drunk driver - TheSpec.comThursday, December 14, 2017
WELLAND — The friends of a young Welland woman killed in a single-vehicle collision are remembering her as an outgoing and adventurous friend who was never absent when her friends needed her most."She went out of her way for everyone," said Shania May, who first met Julia Pieroway in high school. Pieroway, 20, was confirmed by friends to be killed in a Sunday morning crash that occurred around 2:15 a.m. in Niagara Falls on Biggar Road.Jake Pirson, 22, has been charged with impaired driving causing death in relation to the incident.May first met Pieroway in high school, but the two didn't become friends until about a year ago, connecting over similar struggles with their love lives at the time."This girl completely changed my life," said May, recalling how Pieroway was always there to inspire her to better cope with challenges and pursue a healthy life.She remembers her friend as outgoing, positive and adventurous."When she wanted to do something she did it, she made the best of everyth...
City Mourns Sudden Loss Of Engineer - BlackburnNews.comFriday, June 2, 2017
He loved the city and did his best to serve the citizens of Sarnia,” she says.Originally from Welland, Ontario, Morin came to the city as engineering manager in August of 2004 and advanced to the position of city engineer in February 2011. He took on the additional role of acting city manager in January of 2016.The flag at city hall is at half-mast.Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday from 4pm until 7pm, and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm.A memorial mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 1465 LeCaron Ave. on Monday at 10am.Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton, or Huron House Boys Home.The city says all municipal buildings and facilities will be open Monday but there will be limited services between 9:30am and noon to allow staff to attend the funeral.Dave DentingerDave has 40 years of experience in broadcast and multimedia journalism in Sarnia-Lambton. Married and the father of two, he is a graduate of Radio, Television and Journalism Arts at Lambton College. He enjoys sports and photography.
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Sherri LoudenFriday, March 17, 2017
Louden, Sherri Lynn
Passed away at her home in Welland on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the age of 50. Beloved mother of Andrew Louden. Special thanks to Patti and Derek Hicks and Marianne Booth for all their extraordinary care and support. Private Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Sherri's Life will be held at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions to The MS Society or The Lincoln County Humane Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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...