Wellesley ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 4, 2017
Margaret volunteered with Perth County 4H and Women’s Institute groups, Tavistock Grace United Church Women, Meals on Wheels, Wilmot Horticultural Society, and Nithview Home. Her Third-Line Wellesley and Shakespeare school students were dear to her. She had a flare for flower arranging, creating rhyming messages, and writing letters-to–the–editor. Keeping up with relations in the Strathdee, Walker and MacMillan families, as well as preserving historical buildings in the Easthopes, were important to her.Margaret’s caring, generous and bubbly spirit will be missed by her many friends and family members. The family thanks the friends and staff at River Gardens who were wonderful to make her last 2 years comfortable and enjoyable.Relatives and friends will be received at Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock St. N., Tavistock, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in Grace United Church, Tavistock on Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m., with reception following. Interment in St. Andrews Cemetery, NEH will occur at a later date.As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to INDWELL in Woodstock (Janet’s home) and arranged through the funeral home. 519-655-2431.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Geraldine BellThursday, January 19, 2017
Peacefully at Deer Park Villa, Grimsby, Ontario on Monday, January 16, 2017. Born in Wellesley, Ontario. Daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Marland Berst. She is predeceased by her first husband Ernie Dick (1992) and her second husband Peter Bell (1996). Gerry Bell was a very loving and caring mother of late Gary Dick (2016)(Ann), Bonnie Annable (Roger), Robin Dick (Cathy) and the late Barry Dick. Gerry was a loving grandmother of Kathleen King (John), Colin Dick, Andrew Annable (Sarah), Devin Dick and David Dick. Gerry was also a loving great grandmother of Katrina, Nicole, Lily Bell and Sam. Gerry will be fondly remembered by her Sister Patricia Jackson (Graham) and Jacqueline Michel (Doug) and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Debbie, Saad and the rest of the nursing staff for the special care and love they have shown to Gerry. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at St. John's Presbyte...
Schmidt, William George - My Stratford NowFriday, January 6, 2017
December 9, 2016 at Stratford General Hospital. William resided in Stratford and had farmed at R.R. # 1 Milverton and before moving to Stratford he resided in Kitchener. He was born 80 years ago in Wellesley Township and was the son of the late George and Bertha Schmidt.
Beloved husband of the late Reta (Yantzi) Schmidt who predeceased him September 4, 2013. Brother of Marie (Mike) Vollmer, Gloria (Mike) Woodside, Joan Hongoh, brother-in-law of Elwood (Nancy) Yantzi, Erna Flatt, Freda (Harold) Schwartzentruber, Marlene (Roy) Ziegler, Dorothy Yantzi, Betty Yantzi, and Ruth Yantzi. Remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. William was predeceased by his sisters Dolores Schmidt, Lorraine (Clare) Ausman, Inge (Jacob) Pitvor, brother Eric (Annie) Schmidt, sisters-in-law Sabina (Jack) Randall, Laurene (Vernon) Bender, brothers-in-law Laverne Yantzi, Sylvester Yantzi, Ernest Yantzi, Wayne Yantzi and William Flatt.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate William’s life will take place at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Monday January 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation prior to the service from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. As expressions of sympathy donati...
Malcolm MacKinnon, 89; served many roles in labor - The Boston GlobeThursday, November 10, 2016
I have such respect for that, and it was a reflection on both my parents. We learned to debate, to think.”
Malcolm Y. MacKinnon was born in Quincy and grew up in Wellesley. “My mother’s Irish, but my father’s a Scotchman,” he told the Globe when he received Stonehill’s honorary degree.
His mother, the former Josephine Young, was a homemaker, His father was a semipro hockey and baseball player from Moncton, New Brunswick, who had fought in World War I for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also was a 60-year member of the Boston Typographical Union, serving one term as president and three as vice president.
The younger of two brothers, Malcolm MacKinnon started selling magazines during the Depression. “He said, ‘I’ve been working since I was 9,’ ” his daughter Patricia recalled.
As a young man, Mr. MacKinnon also worked for the town of Wellesley, and on drives through the community in later years he would point out places where he had helped install water lines.
Awarded a scholarship, he attended Boston College High School and played hockey before joining the Army. Though he chose to forgo college and enter the typographical apprenticeship program, Mr. MacKinnon graduated at the top of his class in the Harvard Business School Trade Union Program, his family said.
Back home in Wellesley after the war, Mr. MacKinnon and his family moved into a different house in town. At a block party he met Patricia Ann Fallon, who lived across the street, and they married in 1951. “He treasured her,” Patricia said. “He was so devoted to my mother and fiercely proud of his children. We were the best of everything in eyes.”
Mr. MacKinnon’s wife died in 2008 and “his heart was broken,” Patricia said.
Beginning his typographer career at the Dedham Transcript, he was a delegate to the International Typographical Union and an executive committee member for his local before serving as vice president and president. He also was a vice president of the Greater Boston Labor Council before leaving to become a mediator for the Commonwealth in the 1970s.
In fall 1973, William O. Taylor, then the Globe’s president, announced that Mr. MacKinnon was the paper’s new employee relations manager. In 1982, Mr. MacKinnon was appointed the Globe’s industrial relations director.
“He was a great friend, a true confidant, and in many ways a mentor to me, even though technically he worked for me,” Thornton said. “He was also one of the most prominent typographical leaders in the city who embraced innovation and was able to make deals that benefited the employees as well as the newspapers.”
Mr. MacKinnon “he had a very calm presence and a very methodical mind, and was always able to find a middle ground,” said White, who added that he was made an honorary member of the mailers union. “He was not a very big man, but he was bigger than life.”
In addition to his daughter Patricia, Mr. MacKinnon leaves four other children, Michael of Bonita, Calif., Dianne MacKinnon Harrison of Kingston, Edward of Chelmsford, and Robert of Temecula, Calif.
A funeral Mass was said in St. Mary Church in Chelmsford. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford.
“He was always an advocate for the little guy. He was a guy who stood for justice, no matter what it was,” Patricia said.
Along with his many other commitments, Mr. MacKinnon served on several committees when the family lived in Millis, answering calls at home and finding solutions for neighbors and others in town.
“Once again, there’s that thread of doing what’s right,” Patricia said. “He could assess and recognize what people’s needs were and always get to that point of making everyone happy.”
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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, 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...
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...