Waterloo QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, March 27, 2019
American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Burg, and Ana (Bree) and Katherine (Katie) Nieves; his sister, Pat Dietz, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11am from St. Mary Catholic Church Chelsea, MI. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Chelsea, MI. The family will receive friends at the church from 10am until time of service. Contributions can be made to Waterloo Nature Center, or St. Louis Center.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.
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Region's first privately run crematorium to open in Kitchener - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
KITCHENER - With cremation becoming an increasingly popular choice, a private funeral home has plans to build the first privately run crematorium in Waterloo Region.
Kitchener Funeral Homes and Crematorium Inc. has obtained the permits it needs from the city and the Ministry of the Environment and plans to open the crematorium at Forwell Road and Victoria Street in Kitchener this spring, said Kamal Bhardwaj, a partner in the business.
The crematorium, when it opens, will be the only privately run crematorium in the region.
Kitchener does about 600 cremations a year and that number is growing, said Trisha Bradshaw, Kitchener's manager of cemeteries. Waterloo also runs a crematorium out of the city-owned Parkview Cemetery. Waterloo's Parkview cemetery does about 1,350 cremations a year, serving families across southwestern Ontario, said Rebecca Zinger, Waterloo's interim manager of cemeteries.
The private crematorium expects to cater to the South Asian and East Asian communities in the region, Bhardwaj said.
It will offer a somewhat different service than existing crematoria, since mourners w...
Caring for the unclaimed dead: Kind citizens, funeral homes and Waterloo Region step up - TheRecord.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
Record in an email.
She said that is true in many cases, but sometimes family members or friends can't afford to pay for a funeral so they don't come forward.
The Region of Waterloo covers the cost of funerals in cases where no one steps in to foot the bill, or when a friend or relative is not found or when a family can't afford a funeral.
There is an assumption that only family members can claim a body, but that isn't true, Mahyr said.
"Claimants can be anyone from friends to colleagues to neighbours. Claimants can also include institutions such as churches."
Glendinning said in her 28 years of experience as a funeral director, she has seen cases where a community or church group will take over the funeral of someone who died alone, but it is rare.
"Not many people have a desire to pay for somebody's funeral that they are not close to," she said.
The search for a friend or relative to take responsibility of the unclaimed individual can be a lengthy one that involves many agencies and organizations.
Local coroners and hospital social workers are often the first ones tasked with the search while the unclaimed individual's body waits at a local hospital morgue. They may contact social and re...
Waterloo funeral director has licence revoked - TheRecord.comThursday, December 14, 2017
WATERLOO — The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has revoked the licence of a longtime local funeral director over allegations of financial misconduct.The authority's action prohibits Robert Edward Albert Ruggle from serving as a funeral director in Ontario. Ruggle had served as the managing director of the former Robert Ruggle Funeral Home Ltd. on King Street North in Waterloo until his departure this spring. The funeral home is now operating under a new name with new management."The Bereavement Authority of Ontario was alerted to certain discrepancies in documentation involving that funeral home" and conducted an investigation, the authority's registrar and chief executive officer, Carey Smith, said Wednesday. The funeral home did sustain some financial losses as a result, Smith said.Given the opportunity to contest the allegations, Ruggle did not appeal the Bereavement Authority's proposal to revoke his licence. He can reapply for a licence after a two-year period, but "conduct that...
'A part of me has died': Family of murdered baby reads victim impact statements - CTV NewsThursday, December 14, 2017
EGADZ, a youth centre, but it was closed, according to an agreed statement of facts.
The woman eventually took the teen a home in the 200 block of Waterloo Crescent, where Nikosis and his family lived. The teen had never met anyone in the home prior but they agreed to let her stay there.
Last week court watched a video which showed the teen explaining to police in great detail, how she choked, punched, kicked and stabbed Nikosis with a metal nail.
I was holding that baby, rocking him like a mom,” she said in the video. She was in the room for about five minutes before she beat him. “I just started choking him and punching his head in.”
The teen said she took all her anger out on the baby.
“I was sick and tired of life,” she said. “That’s why I hurt that baby and I killed it.”
Lawyers in the case are scheduled to present their closing arguments in the adult sentencing hearing Friday.Angelina Irinici is in court for the hearing:
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Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious ...
Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Star.Hells Angels' biker Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, who was gunned down in Mississauga on Monday. (GoFundMe)A Quebec man with Hells Angels ties is already in custody on first-degree murder charges and police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for another Montreal man who has a history of weapons possession, fraud and possession of false documents, and is awaiting trial for allegedly intimidating someone connected to the court system.The funeral of Deabaitua-Schulde, a father of two, is set for Saturday, March 23 at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge, according to the funeral home’s website. A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Deabaitua-Schulde’s name.“God called Michael on Monday March 11, 2019, at the age of 32,” his online obituary begins. “He will be forever missed by his loving spouse, Ashley and his children … He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.”Article Continued BelowAs his funeral is being planned, police continue to hunt for Montreal fugitive Joseph Pallotta, 38.Deabaitua-Schulde was shot dead shortly before noon on Monday outside a gym in Mississauga at 700 Dundas St. E., near Cawthra Road.Peel Regional Police chief Chris McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous.Peel Regional Police announced...
James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
A fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism.'
James Shea of Aylmer, an educator and minority language rights advocate, died on Saturday. He was 76.Chairman of the Western Quebec School Board and retired superintendent of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Shea was also the former president of the Quebec Communities Group Network (QCGN) and immediate past president of the Regional Association of West Quebecers.
In a communiqué issued Monday, current QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers described Shea as "a fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism," adding he was "serving at the helm when QCGN successfully advocated for increased support from the federal government's Official Languages strategy as well as recognition from the provincial government that f...