Wellesley ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 04, 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 06, 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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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. (...
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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