Woodstock ON Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Theme park 'Wolfman' who went after visitors dies at 60 - News1130Thursday, April 12, 2018
Wolfman” who roams the woods of a New Hampshire theme park to chase away train-riding visitors has died. William Farrand was 60.The Fournier-Hale Funeral Home in North Woodstock confirms Farrand died Monday at a Plymouth hospital following a long illness.Farrand played the Wolfman from 1993 to 2008 at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, a 90-year-old attraction featuring shows with trained bears, a Victorian Main Street, and the steam-locomotive White Mountain Central Railroad ride. Train workers tell visitors to watch for the Wolfman, an eye patch-wearing recluse who tries to scare them away from his secret mining operation of the precious mineral unobtainium.The theme park posted on Facebook that Farrand entertained guests “as though he was born for the job.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Remembering Terry Ryan, a champion of Inuit art - Toronto StarThursday, September 14, 2017
Modernity, is now on view at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit until Oct. 8 and will open at the Canadian Museum of History Feb. 16 before travelling to Burnaby, B.C., in November 2018 and Woodstock, Ont., in February 2019.Ryan was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1983 and given the Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2010. But to those closest to Ryan, it’s the quiet details of an unassuming man that stood the test of time. Sandra Barz, who befriended Ryan in 1976, explained how her husband, who died 23 years ago, used to poach eggs for her, a fact Ryan never forgot. “Terry, every time I’d see him — whether it was at his house in Toronto or his place in Cape Dorset — he would always make poached eggs for me,” she recalled. Though Ryan was, to her, one of the biggest names in their shared field of Inuit art, he kept a distinct warmth about him. When he travelled, he never wanted to stay in a hotel. He preferred to stay with his friends, she said, even if it meant sleeping on a cot. Ryan loved the Inuit and he loved his family, she added. He leaves behind four children, four grandchildren, four siblings and many close friends. “I’m going to miss him very, very much,” Barz said. Vorano remembers the first time he saw Ryan: at an airport in Cape Dorset, on Vorano’s first trip north.“I recognized him, but I was way too shy to say anything,” Vorano said, chuckling at the memory. “I kind of said hello to him.“And then I thought, ‘Oh my god, that’s Terry Ryan.’” A funeral mass for Ryan will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd., at 10 a.m., Saturday, with a reception to follow at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George St. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 4, 2017
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?)...
Obituary: 'Gil was an outstanding conservationist' - Brantford ExpositorFriday, February 17, 2017
Mr. Henderson is survived by his sister Margaret Watson (Doug) of Innisfil, Ont., his brother, George, of Texas, sister-in-law Alice Bennette (Fred) of Woodstock and many nieces and nephews.A funeral service for Mr. Henderson was held last Sunday in the chapel of the Dennis Toll Funeral Home on Charing Cross Street.A celebration of life will be held on April 22, Earth Day, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tim Horton Onondaga Farms Children’s Camp. Donations to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation are appreciated.MMarion@postmedia.comTwitter.com.EXPMarion Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'We're exhausted': Families grieving again as 2 bodies exhumed in nursing home deaths case - CTV NewsTuesday, January 31, 2017
Ontario as part of the case against former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer.
Wettlaufer faces eight murder charges in connection with a series of deaths at retirement and long-term care homes in Woodstock and London, Ont., over the last decade. She also faces four charges of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
None of the allegations against Wettlaufer have been proven in court.
A police spokesperson said the process of exhuming the bodies was “respectfully carried out” with support from both victims’ families.
"It's necessary to allow Ontario forensic pathology service to conduct an autopsy and collect evidence," said Const. Sandasha Bough.
Bough added that she couldn’t speculate on whether other bodies would be exhumed in the future.
Horvath’s daughter said she waited in the graveyard in London, Ont. while officials exhumed her father’s body.
"I sat in my car through the whole thing and freaked out, crying," Susan Horvath said. "It's very painful. It's like going to the funeral all over again, all over again. And we're exhausted."
Police say Matheson's body was exhumed from a grave near Woodstock, Ont. Both bodies have been transported to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for analysis.
Some forensic pathologists have cast doubt on whether autopsies on the exhumed bodies will uncover any new information. Because the bodies have been embalmed and have begun decomposing, it may be difficult to prove a cause of death.
”I would doubt very much that there would be any semblance of ins...
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...
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...