Wheatley ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Gerald WheatleyTuesday, May 9, 2017
GERALD WILFRED “Gerry”
(Past Pres., Past Secretary, Life Member, Almonte Lions Club, a founding member of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, local town historian)
Unexpectedly in hospital at Kemptville on Friday, May 5, 2017.
of Almonte, age 88 years.
Dearly loved husband and best friend of Anne Komar. Cherished and respected father of Karen Zastera (Vaz) and Debbie Wheatley. Loved poppa of Curtis and great grandpa of Kaylee and Keegan. Predeceased by his sister, Mrs. Alice McMillan.
Friends may gather to share memories at the
C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC.
127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. (613)256-3313.
on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 12 noon until a Celebration of his life in the Gamble Chapel at 2 PM.
For those who may choose to honour Gerry with a memorial donation, please consider the R. Tait McKenzie Scholarship Fund of the Almonte Lions Club or the Mississippi Valley Textile museum.
Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamb...
Pending - Quad City TimesFriday, February 17, 2017
Arrangements are pending at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl, Orion.Mary “Lou” Sheppard, 80, East Moline, died Feb. 10 at Hope Creek, East Moline. Arrangements are pending at Van Hoe, East Moline.John R. Wheatley, 72, of Moline, died Feb. 11 at Trinity Rock Island. Arrangements are pending at Rafferty, Moline.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'Too many organs being buried in this country' - London Free PressFriday, January 6, 2017
Sixteen years ago, I wrote about Joel Rivait, a kid from Wheatley with a friendly disposition and a streak of blue in his blond hair. He’d just celebrated his 15th birthday in a hospital room at London Health Sciences Centre’s Victoria campus.
That column described how, on Sept. 29, 2000, he’d received a heart from an anonymous donor to replace his own, which had been ravaged by a virus and multiple infections. The four-hour-and-20-minute transplant operation had given him his life back. He was looking forward to returning to high school — a teenager free to live and dream of the future once again.
Joel, the column said, was one of the lucky ones, given that about 1,700 other Ontarians were also waiting for organ transplants. For many, the new lease on life would never arrive, mostly because of Ontario’s low organ and tissue donation rate.
Over the past 16 years, we haven’t moved the needle much. There are still 1,600 Ontarians awaiting transplants; only about a quarter of us have registered as donors, even though most of us believe organ a...
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...
'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...
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...