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 02, 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.
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. (...