Stratford PE Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Stratford Warriors honorary director Brian Hobson remembered as 'generous, humble person' - The Beacon HeraldThursday, April 12, 2018
In his final days, Brian Hobson could still be found in the Allman Arena hallway leading to the Stratford Warriors dressing room eager to let members of the media know what the attendance was that night.His commitment to the team never wavered, even as his health deteriorated.“He was always keeping track of the numbers and trends and would say, 'fall fair night we'd lose 350 fans,'” Warriors vice-president Dan Mathieson said. “He was that type of custodian of the information.”The man known as 'Hobby' passed away Wednesday at the age of 70.“Just a very generous, humble person,” Mathieson said. “Brian loved his role with the hockey club. He was probably one of our biggest fans and put his heart and soul into it. When he wasn't at work as a letter carrier he was trying to do what he could to raise funds and lead the board of the Cullitons and Warriors.”Mathieson was playing Rotary Hockey in Stratford when he first met Hobson, and Hobson was responsible for paying Ontario Hockey Association officials when Mathieson was wearing black and white stripes in the late 1980s.But it was duri...
Kathleen FritzWednesday, August 2, 2017
Mount Forest – leadership of fine teachers and access to sports with her brothers and friends.
After graduating from Listowel Secondary School, Kathleen attended Teachers College in Stratford Ontario – the start of a 35year teaching career that included schools in Milverton, Stratford, Leaside and St. Catharines.
In 1950 Kathleen married Elgin Fritz and moved from Leaside, Toronto to St. Catharines where they enjoyed volunteer and church activities together. Neighbourhood children came often for cookies, hand-made mittens and story time. Elgin predeceased her in 1988.
Kathleen was a lifetime member of the United Church of Canada.
Her volunteer activities were widespread – Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, Community Concerts, Meals on Wheels and multiple Church organizations. She provided financial support to countless deserving organizations. Long after her retirement, she tutored many neighbourhood children who were struggling with their academics and took great pride in their achievements.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place at the Court of Brooklin, 5909 Anderson Street, Brooklin on Saturday July 29th at 3:00 p.m.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome...
Beloved matriarch of the Thomson family - The Globe and MailFriday, June 2, 2017
Mozart’s birth.Mrs. Thomson was no longer driving, so Ms. Doherty Hannaford was behind the wheel for theatrical excursions to the Stratford Festival and escapades to music halls and...
West, Margaret - My Stratford NowTuesday, April 4, 2017
WEST, Margaret Emma. …After a full 96 years, Marg died on January 20 at River Gardens Retirement Residence in Stratford. She was born on April 11, 1920 in Milverton to Roy and Jennie (Strathdee) Walker. She was a teacher and married Jack in 1949. They established Westlandyn (dairy) Farm near Shakespeare, and raised a family. She was mom to: Lynn (David) Romagnoli, Gary (Brenda) West, Janet, Doug (Lisa) West, and Wanda West. Grandchildren- Amy (Dan) MacLeod, Adam (Danielle) West, Brad (Helena) Loggan, Lindsay (Mark) Zacher, Mathew and Garret West, and Emma Gerber have lost a curious, questioning head of the family. Sophie, Dylan West and Nash, Stella Zacher knew her as Great Grandma. Muriel is the remaining Walker sister. Margaret was predeceased by husband Jack (2011), grandson Brent Loggan (1997), Bev (Lamb) McTavish (1990), sisters Helen Lamb (1956) and Thelma Walker (2012).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 sch...
HILDERMAN - Charlotte Kathryn - Yorkton This Week Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Ontario Ministry of Health and Welfare. Charlotte lived in Peterborough, Kitchener and Mississauga where she made many friends and pursued multiple interests. Some of which included the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs as well as many others. Charlotte retired from Social Work in 1989 and moved back to Yorkton to spend her time with her family, her cats and her beloved books which numbered in the thousands. Charlotte will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Emilia; her twin sister, Delmarie, in infancy; her brother, Irvin Hilderman and sister-in-law, Martha; her brother, Ken Hilderman and niece, Claudette Hilderman. Charlotte is survived by her brother, Lawrence (Diana) Hilderman; sister-in-law, Rita Hilderman; nephew, Barry (Treena) Hilderman; niece, Linda (Howard) Anderson; nephew, Jason Hilderman; nephew, Shane (Olga) Hilderman; niece, Shannon Koepke; niece, Theresa (Dale) MacLean; niece, Darlene Baker as well as numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK, officiated by Reverend Karen Stepko. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, SK, officiated by Reverend Karen Stepko. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", "Great is Thy Faithfulness", "Beautiful Saviour" and "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee". The Interment Service followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery with Andrew Vickers, Kyle Schmidt, Dani Anderson, Kelly Hancock, Jason Hilderman and Howard Anderson serving as the casket bearers. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Funeral homes warned to be prepared in advance of possible pandemic - Toronto StarThursday, September 14, 2017
The agency notes the average attendance at a visitation in Prince Edward Island is 1,000 to 1,400 people.No special vehicle or driver’s licence is needed for transportation of the deceased, the agency states.“Therefore, there are no restrictions on families transporting bodies of family members if they have a death certificate.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Fall at construction site claims life of worker, 33 - OHS CanadaWednesday, August 2, 2017
Canadian OH&S News) — A 33-year-old construction worker from Prince Edward Island has died after he fell off a roof in Calgary on July 24.A spokesperson with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said that police had been called to a construction site on Mahogany Mews SE at about 3:20 p.m. that day, following reports of a male worker falling off a roof of a four-storey building.“He was confirmed deceased at the scene by EMS,” the spokesperson added. After the CPS determined that the death had been accidental, “we notified a medical examiner and Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta, and they’re now handling the investigation.”Shirley Lyn, public-affairs officer for the Alberta Ministry of Labour, confirmed that the Ministry’s oh&s department was investigating the incident, but could not provide further details.It was unclear at press time whether the victim was using fall-protection equipment at the time of the accident. “That’s part of the investigation,” said Lyn.The victim was later publicly identified as Tyler Wallace MacDonald, who was o...
The real 'Father of Confederation' – Part 2 - Cumberland News Now - Cumberland News NowWednesday, July 5, 2017
Association of Canada and served as it’s first President.He constantly promoted the expansion of Canada as Minister of the Crown in the MacDonald administration. He assisted greatly in bringing Prince Edward Island into Confederation. He played a major role in the purchase of vast lands of the Hudson’s Bay Company, which made expansion westward possible leading eventually to the creation of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.No one believed more in the necessity to build a railroad to the Pacific Coast than Charles Tupper. He worked tirelessly on that front. In 1881, he personally visited the colony of British Columbia. At that time there was only one house in what eventually became the city of Vancouver. Yet Tupper foresaw and predicted a great metropolis.That same year, while Canadian High Commissioner in London, as well as Minister of Railways and Canals of Canada, the dream of a national railroad was in trouble. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company had encountered unforeseen problems and expenses and faced imminent financial collapse. Tupper rushed back from London and persuaded his party and Parliament to give the company a loan of 30 million dollars for four years at four percent. This is an example of the reason Charles Tupper is referred to as “the man behind the National Policy”. Building that railway and connecting the country from coast to coast was indeed a major accomplishment. Tupper himself, in one of his speeches, observed that 4 million citizens of Canada accomplished what it took 40 million Americans to do - build a railway to the Pacific.Of course we must not forget to mention strong support for the building of a canal across the isthmus of Chignecto. When the prospect of a ship railway appeared and looked feasible, he supported that with all his might. It did not come to pass, and is a long story for another time, but not due to any lack of support from Charles Tupper. Charles Tupper was first knighted in 1868 and was named a Baronet of the United Kingdom in 1888 in recognition of his service to the Empire. After he retired from the Canadian Parliament, he and his wife moved to England where he lived until his death in 1915. He often visited Canada, however, because he had children and grandchildren from coast to coast.In England he continued his public service. He sat on the executive committee of the British Empire League,which also allowed him to promote closer economic ties and the welfare of Canada in general. As an emissary of the British Crown he travelled to various capital cities of Europe. For his service to the Empire he was made a knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George ...