Woodstock ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Jason Geerts remembered as dedicated police officer, family man - The London Free PressWednesday, March 27, 2019
A former Woodstock police officer who recently died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is being remembered as a friendly, optimistic and passionate man who enjoyed playing sports and loved, above all else, his family and was proud of being a police officer.
A former Woodstock police officer who recently died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is being remembered as a friendly, optimistic and passionate man who enjoyed playing sports and loved, above all else, his family and was proud of being a police officer.Jason Geerts, 35, died on Friday, following a two-year battle with the neurological disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Brandie, and two sons, Ethan and Brody, seven and six respectively."He was a great family man, a great father," Brandie said. "He would always put the kids' needs and my needs above himself."The kid...
Dr. Barrie deVeber, founder of bioethics institute, dies at 90 - The Catholic RegisterWednesday, March 27, 2019
It's how the Schadenberg family came to know Dr. deVeber. Schadenberg's mother heard him speak in their hometown of Woodstock, Ont., and the experience led to the establishment of Woodstock Right to Life, he said.
It's something that is lost on many younger members of the pro-life movement who, because of the age difference, don't really know the story of Dr. deVeber.
Schadenberg relates how he brought Dr. deVeber out to speak to the youth in the movement to hear exactly what it was like in the early days and what Dr. deVeber was up against.
"The next generation, they somehow think all this happened in Canada, we lost politically. They thought, ‘We didn't do the right things,' " said Schadenberg.
"I thought, they ought to hear from guys like deVeber and what they were up against because in fact it had nothing to do with whether the early pro-life movement was wonderful or not … it had to do with the changing times and people did the best they could."
It was not lost on Marie-Claire Bissonnette, Campaign Life's youth co-ordinator. In a blog post, she recalls his passion for the cause and how his work saved thousands of unborn children.
"His is not a story of defeat. Thousands of pro-life victories are attributable to his legacy," said Bissonnette. "His was a vital chapter in a story of perseverance and victory in the fight for the good of humanity."
That story is told in Barrie: The Memoirs of Dr. L.L. deVeber, published by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition in 2015.
Dr. deVeber was married for more than 60 years to Iola, who died in 2015. They had six children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral Mass for Dr. deVeber was held March 5 at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London, Ont.
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Funeral today for Fredericton woman police say was victim of homicide - CBC.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
I wish I could have saved her the way she saved me."'Excellent' mom'We all want to know what happened,' said Stevens's friend Ashley Denny, who lives in Woodstock. 'We want to know why it happened.' (Ed Hunter / CBC)Ashley Denny met Stevens in 2006 in Woodstock. She said Stevens spent several years living with a friend on Woodstock First Nation, a small Wolastoqey community.Denny was "shocked" when her sister, Chrissy Denny, and another friend drove from Fredericton to break the news of Stevens's death in person.Stevens was "there for me a lot," Denny said, adding the two bonded over their kids.Stevens was known for having a "strong attitude, that's for sure," Denny said."She would definitely let you know what was on her mind when she felt a certain way. But she was a great person: if you didn't have something, and she had it, she would definitely give it to you."'We want to know why'Candace Stevens, left, with friend Chrissy Denny. Denny and her sister Ashley are remembering Stevens as a loyal friend and a loving mother. (Submitted by Chrissy Denny)While Stevens "sometimes didn't make the best choices," Denny said, "No one deserves to have something like that happen to them."With hashtag #JusticeForCandace circulating on social media, Denny said that for her, "justice" means allowing police and RCMP to complete a thorough investigation."We all want to know what happened," she said. "We want to know why it happened."It doesn't deserve to happen to anybody. Even with the statistics stating how many Aboriginal women are missing and murdered, I never thought that one would be my friend."Police seeking informationStevens is survived by her daughter, Alexa L. Stevens, brother and sister-in-law Richard Stevens and Samantha Stevens of Fredericton, brother Alexander Stevens-Abigosis of Toronto, cousin Crystal MacPherson, and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will take place at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Friday at 75 Main St. in Fredericton from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Galbraith and Rev. Paul Ranson officiating.A memorial service for Candace Stevens will be held Friday at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Fredericton. (Submitted)Remembrances can be made to Autism Connections Fredericton Inc., and personal condolences may be offered through York Funeral Home's website.On Wednesday, Fredericton police said the investigation into Stevens's death is continuing and further updates will be provided as they become available.Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Fredericton police at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimenb.ca.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Death Notices - February 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafSaturday, March 02, 2019
After graduating from Sir Sanford Fleming College, John worked for over 25 years at the Equipment Centre in Simcoe and Woodstock. He spent the last 10 years of his career as the Lift Bridge Foreman in Port Dover, before retiring in 2013. During his retirement he and Ellen enjoyed travelling, hiking and spending time at their cherished cottage that he built on Manitoulin Island. Friends are invited to share their memories of John with his family at the Jason Smith Funeral Chapel, 689 Norfolk St. N., Simcoe for visitation on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. John's funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Private interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to donate in memory of John are asked to consider the Canadian Sepsis Foundation. Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com 519-426-0199.Alan GilbertGILBERT, Alan Richard – passed away February 19, 2019 in his 85th year due to stroke. Survived by sons Randy, Ricky and brother Ronald, all of Brantford. Alan was a long-term resident of Dover Cliffs in Port Dover. He was employed by Tri-Lad Industries of Brantford. A member of Sydenham Church, Brantford and a member of South Brant Legion, Oakland. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation to honour Alan's memory are appreciated.
Published February 20, 2019Wesley "Keith" RiddleRIDDLE, Wesley "Keith" passed away peacefully with family by his side at Stedman Community Hospice on Friday, February 15, 2019 in his 89th year. Loving husband of Jean, dear father of Gale (Eric) McRae of Port Dover, Paul (Pauline) of Brantford, David (Shirley) of Balgonie, SK and Thomas (Jo Ann) of Port Dover. Proud grandfather of Rachel (Erik), Duncan, Alec, Nigel (Alisa), Aubry (Hannah), Hannah Jean, Lexie (Alex), Sammy, Arden, Brennan, James (Carly), Isaac, proud great-grandfather of Miley and Avraham. Predeceased by his parents Wesley and Dortha and great-grandson Dougie. Sadly missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his Boy's Club buddies. Keith was a long-time resident of Wilsonville before retiring to Port Dover. He enjoyed travelling, watching the Toronto Blue Jays and Leafs, making and drinking Caesars and most of all being in company with his grandkids. Friends are invited to meet with family on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, February 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Waters Funeral Home, 102 First Ave Port Dover 519-583-1530. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Keith's name on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Church corners of Chapman and St. George Sts., Port Dover. Reverend Kathryn Vance officiating. The family wishes to thank everyone at Norfolk General Hospital, Victoria Eldercare and especially to the staff and volunteers at Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House. For those wishing, donations to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation or the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House would be greatly appreciated. Online donations and or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca
Ron KiehlWith profound sadness the family of Ron Kiehl announce his unexpected passing at Norfolk General Hospital on February 11, 2019 just five days after his 81st birthday. Lover and constant companion of Katie -his irritable wife- a.k.a. Kathy, since 1963. Proud father of Susan (John) and Ray (Yadan). Predeceased by his parents, Harold (1974) and Mildred (2013). Ron bids a fond farewell to his friends, neighbours, bluegrass and exercise buddies and sends thanks to all the healthcare people from Hamilton, Simcoe and Port Dover who shared in his care over the years. He hopes to be remembered as a good guy who could elicit a laugh or at least a smile. He asked that there be no funeral. In accordance to Ron's wish, his body has been donated to human anatomy education at the University of Guelph. He told us not to cry. We cannot do that. Our hearts are broken.
Published February 13, 2019Terry HagenHAGEN, Terrence Ashton – Passed away peacefully...
CLEO GRIFFIN JACKSON - Sumter ItemSaturday, March 02, 2019
McLeod's Chapel Methodist Church in Rembert.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughter, Kathryn J. Somers of Marietta; grandsons, Julian Laval Jackson III of Florida, Eric W. Somers (Ann Margaret) of Woodstock, Georgia, and Shawn Somers (Regina) of Villa Rica, Georgia; seven great-grandchildren, J.J and Charles Jackson, Foster and Jackson Somers and Connor (Ashley), Corey and Kayla Somers of Georgia; and one great-great-grandson, Brendan Somers. She is also survived by one brother, Bernard Griffin (Shirley) of the Bethel community; a number of nieces and nephews; and one former granddaughter-in-law, Stacey Jackson of Georgia.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her son, Julian Laval Jackson Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Helen Jackson Mood (Jimmy); two sisters, Mary Lou Truluck and Florence Jackson; and five brothers, James, Carroll, Charlton, Robert and William Griffin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with James W. Kendall Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Bethesda Methodist Church located on S.C. 261 near Dinkins Mill.
Pallbearers will be William Barnes, Ladson DuBose, Charles Jackson, David LeNoir Sr., David LeNoir Jr., Steve LeNoir, Walter LeNoir Jr. and Donnie Shirer.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethesda Church Cemetery Fund, care of Lo...
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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