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Denning Funeral Directors

202 Main Street
West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0
(519) 785-0810

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St. Thomas triathlete on the run in Cozumel - St. Thomas Times-Journal

Friday, September 30, 2016

The judges have sampled and spoken. And COREY FAIRS, a Niagara region resident, is recipient of the first MATT SOOS Scholarship, a $4,500 prize which memorializes Matt, a West Lorne native. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a graduate of the brewing program at Niagara College, where Matt graduated in 2014. He died in summer, 2015 following a sudden illness. The prize is to be given to the student who produces the best beer in a specialty brewing course at the school. And Corey’s Belgian IPA, one of 17 entries, was ajudged just that by a panel of five worthies including Peter Soos, Matt’s father, and Paul Corriveau, vice-president of Railway City Brewing, StT, where Matt worked a number of summers. To fund the scholarship, Matt’s friends and family joined his coworkers last fall at Muskoka Brewery, Gravenhurst, where he was a brewmaster, to brew and bottle a beer Matt developed at school. Proceeds from sales of 3,800 litres of Natterjack Toad, a Belgian Strong brewed with pistachios, as well as from a funder at Railway City Brewing, and a donation from Denning Funeral Chapel, along with $5,005 from the Soos family, generated $31,800 to underwrite the prize. Niagara College also is giving an annual gift. $5005? Highly readable Beer blogger Ben Johnson of London, Ont. (Ben’s Beer Blog) reports the family “awesomely” chose the number because it looks like SOOS.   * * * For four years, audiences of Port Stanley Festival Theatre’s annual PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL have enjoyed sneak previews of new plays. Last fall, they applauded a reading of this summer’s hugely successful hit, The Birds and the Bees. The year before, artistic director Simon Joynes’ own Birds of a Feather. And previously, Bingo Ladies and Not In My Backyard. All of which continued on to full production. The Playwrights’ Festival is part of PSFT’s new play development program and following a week of workshopping this week with Joynes and actors, the fifth annual edition is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) with a reading of Two Ships Passing, a new comedy by award-winning Dave Carley (and a sequel to his 1988 comedy, Midnight Madness staged a number of years ago in Port), and Saturday, with Five Alarm, a new comedy by new playwright Kristen DaSilva already announced for next season. Two Ships: “ … The play picks up the lives of a female judge and a male minister 10 years after their romance has flourished and then faded . . . opinions differ, issues are raised and sparks still fly!” Five Alarm: “Ava Rose has tried for 16 years to win the Wayne Rose Memorial Chili Cookoff to honour her father’s memory . . . A bitter foe, an addled assistant and a man from her past all conspire to leave the conclusion in doubt.” Following the readings, there’s a Q and A with the authors. Admission by donation, which PSFT has announced will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous benefactor who has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30. The newly announced Dollar for Dollar Donor Match Campaign supports PSFT’s Expand the Experience building program. Quoth theatre manager Melissa Kempf:/s...

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...

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...

'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...