Waterloo QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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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Peter Etril Snyder remembered for artistry and generosity - CTV NewsThursday, September 14, 2017
August 29, 2017 6:30PM EDT
An art icon in the region has passed away.
Peter Etril Snyder died on Monday at Grand River Hospital at the age of 73.
Snyder was born and raised in Waterloo and began painting at the age of 12.
Seven years later, his first exhibition was on display at a mall gallery in Ottawa.
Snyder toured Europe throughout his twenties, along with trips to Central and South America, New Zealand and the United States.
In 1969, he returned to the region and started to paint what he’s best known for -- Mennonite life.
A year later, he started doing one-man shows, displaying his Mennonite paintings throughout Ontario and eventually across the country.
Snyder grew up in a Mennonite family himself and found success in painting what he knew best. His work was internationally recognized in 2004.
“Peter Etril Snyder turned a love for the pastoral beauty of our region’s outskirts into a decades-long project,” said the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement went on to say, “His legacy, however, is more than the scenes of leisure, horse-drawn carriages and idyllic landscapes that can be seen in his paintings. For many residents of the region, he will be known for his local charity work and entrepreneurial spirit.”
Snyder’s funeral will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at...
Kitchener stabbing suspect Ager Hasan's extradition hearing postponed - CBC.caThursday, September 14, 2017
Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, of Hamilton as seen in a police handout photo following the fatal stabbing of Melinda Vasilije. (Waterloo Regional Police)In U.S.Vasilije was found dead in her apartment on Country Hill Drive at 3 a.m. on April 28. Hasan was seen crossing the border on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.A post appeared on an Instagram account linked to Ager Hasan of Hamilton on July 11 in which the poster said Hasan was "coming home." Waterloo Regional Police said Hasan was arrested in Texas that same day. (Instagram)Online postings, emails to policeHe became known for taking to social media while on the run — including posting a version of the events of the morning Vasilije died on Reddit, and also posting to Instagram.Hasan was also in contact with investigators through email and Whatsapp and court documents obtained by CBC News said he asked police to give him a plea deal and he would turn himself in.Police said the two had been in a relationship and the court documents showed Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Christopher Deweese identified as man found dead on North Dumfries farm - CBC.caWednesday, August 2, 2017
Christopher Deweese, 32, has been identified as the man found dead in a field on a North Dumfries farm last week, say Waterloo Regional Police. Police initially had difficulty identifying Deweese, and circulated a photo of his shoes on social media on July 13. The following day they said they had been able to identify the man, but wouldn't release his name until all next of kin had been notified. Officers continue to treat Deweese's death as suspicious, said spokeswoman Cherri Greeno on Thursday. "It is being considered suspicious at this time, based mainly on the circumstances of where the body was located, in that field. We're trying to determine how the body came to be located there and the cause of death."So now police are asking the public for help piecing together what happened in the days leading up to his death, and how he ended up in North Dumfries. "Anyone who knew Mr. Deweese — had any contact with him, particularly in the beginning of July. If they could contact us with any information that would be helpful."A post mortem conducted in Hamilton earlier this week, but police are now waiting...
Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zot...
Family calls for action against bullying in wake of Longueuil teen's death - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Proulx declined to comment on the specifics of the case.Simon Dufour (left) is seen here as a young boy with his father Martin Dufour.(Submitted by Martin Dufour)The Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention called for caution before associating bullying too quickly with suicide, since there is often not just one cause, but a combination of factors behind such deaths.But Simon's family said he was tormented by bullying. Longueuil police confirmed its investigation into his death has expanded to include the high school he attended. Investigators met with school staff earlier this week.The Criminal Code includes articles for cases of verbal abuse, such as harassment.Where to get helpKids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (phone), live chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.caCanadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centreFor parents of children who are the targets of bullying, the Mental Health Commisssion of Canada offers advice here.If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs: Suicidal thoughts.Substance abuse.Purposelessness.Anxiety.Feeling trapped.Hopelessness and helplessness.Withdrawal.Anger.Recklessness.Mood changes.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
She is set to undergo a court-ordered mental health assessment.Jan. 29, 2017: Six men were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both called the shooting a terrorist attack.Aug. 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during morning or afternoon rush hour. Driver detonated an explosive device in a taxi cab before police killed him.Oct. 22, 2014: Parliament Hill security and police shoot and kill Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he killed Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed the Parliament Buildings.Oct. 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife. Couture-Rouleau was wanted for running down warrant officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent died of his injuries.
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