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Candlelight vigil held for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar in Brampton - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Chris McCord read a statement on behalf of Riya's mother, Priya Ramdin. "She was a social butterfly who loved to spend time with family and friends. She was a great dancer and singer. She loved Drake and could beat anyone at a card game of speed. She touched a lot of lives with her laughter and contagious big smile. It breaks my heart to know I will no longer be seeing that smile, hearing her voice and knowing I will never have her in my arms again," Ramdin's statement read. "I can't believe that she is no longer here with me. I remember our last moments on her birthday Feb. 14. Earlier that day we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red. She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter would not return back to me." In her statement, Ramdin said Riya wanted to become a doctor, drive a Lamborghini, and own a mansion. Attendees of the vigil voiced their support for Riya's mother and shared their condolences. "Honestly my heart is just broken. It was absolutely just horrible what happened to her. I feel for her mother, as a mother myself I could not imagine what she is going through," an attendee of the vigil told CP24. "Every time I see a post about her online my eyes tear up and I hug my son because it's just heartbreaking. I just want her mother to know that the community is here to support her. I just wanted to be here to honour this little girl." Peel Regional Police launched an investigation into the abduction of Riya at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. Riya's mother told officers that the young girl was supposed to be celebrating her birthday with her father but he had failed to bring her home at the agreed upon time. Police said Riya's father Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, had made comments to the girl's mother indicating that he planned to do harm to himself and his daughter. An Amber Alert was issued for the child at around 11:30 ...
https://www.cp24.com/news/candlelight-vigil-held-for-11-year-old-riya-rajkumar-in-brampton-1.4302852

Funeral held in Etobicoke for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Priya Ramdin. Ramdin described her daughter as her "best friend." She said Riya was a "dreamer" who wanted to become a doctor one day. She was a fan of Drake and "could beat anyone at a card game of speed," her mother said. "She touched a lot of lives with her laughter and contagious big smile. It breaks my heart to know that I will no longer be seeing that smile," Ramdin wrote. "She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter would not return back to me." Speaking to CP24 outside the funeral home on Wednesday morning, Naz Fazal, a distant relative of Riya, described the little girl as "an amazing child" who was "full of energy" and "full of laughter." "Words cannot describe what they (Riya's family) are feeling right now-the loss, the pain, the questions," Fazal said. Rose Usman, a friend of Riya's family, told CP24 that the Grade 5 student was "always happy" and "smiling." "(There was) never a shy moment with her," Usman said. Riya's kindergarten teacher Samira Kassam, who also attended the funeral, said she "can't imagine" the pain Riya's mother is going through right now. "It's heartbreaking to know that a tragedy like this could actually happen to such an innocent girl," Kassam said. Police previously told reporters that an investigation into Riya's abduction was launched at around 7 p.m. last Thursday night. Riya, police said, was out celebrating her birthday with her father but did not return to her mother's home at the agreed upon time. Investigators said the child's mother notified police and told officers that Riya's father, 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar, made comments indicating that he planned to harm himself and his daughter. An Amber Alert was issued for Riya at around 11:30 p.m. A short time later, police confirmed Riya's lifeless body had been located in her father's basement apartment in Brampton. Her father was arrested during a high-risk takedown at around midnight in the area of Highway 11 near Orillia. He has been charged with first-degree murder but remains in hospital while he receives treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.cp24.com/news/funeral-held-in-etobicoke-for-11-year-old-riya-rajkumar-1.4304467

Kamloops Blazers and Drake Cremation & Funeral Services partner on award to encourage youth – the YELL award - Barriere Star Journal

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The YELL Award, created and sponsored by Drake Cremation and Funeral Services, is a new program supporting youth who demonstrate ‘Excellence, Leadership and Loyalty'. Award winners, aged six to16, will be recognized throughout the 2018-19 season. Recipients will receive two tickets to a Blazers home game and will be featured on the giant video screen at centre ice. Winners will also receive discounts on extra tickets, recognition on Social Media on game day, a digital photo taken at the game and an autographed commemorative puck in a display case. Family, friends and group leaders can nominate a youth by visiting the Blazers website, http://blazerhockey.com/yell-award, or by visiting the Blazers Store, box office or administration office. "The Blazers completely supported the idea of the YELL award when I presented it to them a few months ago," said Drake Smith, President of Drake Cremation and Funeral Services in Kamloops. "We see it as a way to encourage the best in our youth and hope that it might inspire other child...
https://www.barrierestarjournal.com/home2/kamloops-blazers-and-drake-cremation-funeral-services-partner-on-award-to-encourage-youth-the-yell-award/

Police identifies victim butchered and dumped in Langley, BC - Canoe

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Green, 56, was a popular and powerful Hells Angel for more than 20 years.He started as a bartender at the Drake Hotel in Vancouver, before joining the East End Chapter as a full-patch Hells Angel. He later moved to the Nomads chapter and more recently out to the Mission chapter.Hells Angels from across Canada have been arriving for his memorial service at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall on Saturday.Vancouver Police Staff Sgt. Randy Fincham said officers will be monitoring the event.“As the Hells Angels are a criminal organization, the VPD has plans in place to reduce the risk to the public. Public safety remains our primary concern,” Fincham said.Clary had a minor criminal record, including convictions for assault and breach of conditions. He was also the subject of a peace bond after allegations of uttering threats.His Facebook page is full of pictures of him wearing bandanas over his mouth, guns and associates flashing their middle fingers. He says he went to Johnston Heights Secondary in Surrey.While his Facebook friends are all blocked from public view, a man he described as family lists several prominent 856 members as friends, including Green’s cousin Len Pelletier.In a December 2009 comment on his timeline, Clary wrote: “It’s not important how many people I’ve killed. It’s important how I get along with the people that are still alive.”IHIT’s Foster urged people with information about Clary’s murder to contact investigators at 1-877-551-4448.“The targeted and barbaric nature of this homicide is not lost on investigators or the public, and we are working tirelessly to gather evidence to move forward," she said. "There are individuals out there who have the intimate details in regards to the flagrant disregard for Mr. Clary’s life. We are looking to speak with those individuals and ultimately hold those responsible, accountable."kbolan@postmedia.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Crime/2016/10/28/22678550.html

Carl Thomas Breit - Richland Source

Thursday, March 9, 2017

City. He grew up in Nanuet, New York and was a Nanuet High School graduate. He held degrees from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York and Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York. He gained many friends and boasted of many memories created during his tenure at the Platzl Brauhaus in New York.The majority of his professional career, after moving to Ohio, included 16 years of service with United Telephone/Sprint and 11 years of service with Lifetouch. He served on the Board of Directors for CONTACT of Crawford County for the last two years.Carl was an ordained minister through MWC Evangelistic Outreach Ministry in Cleveland, Ohio and served multiple ministries in the area, including his primary church, Prevailing Word Ministries in Bucyrus, Ohio.Carl’s greatest testimony was not in service or title, but rather in his genuine love and concern for people. His humility, quiet strength, gentle and kind spirit afforded him the love and high respect of all who knew him. He led by example and was a man of great integrity.He maintained a positive outlook and continued to make a difference in the lives of all he met and who cared for him during recent health challenges. He was regarded as a father-figure to many who called him “Pop” or “Pops.” He will be sorely missed by many, especially his wife and family, but will never be forgotten.Carl is survived by his wife, Rhonda Breit; parents, Carl and Elaine Breit; two sons, Kristopher (Katie) Breit and Jeremiah Breit; daughter, Kaitlynn (Andrew) Bjerke; three brothers, Raymond (Donna) Breit, Thomas (Renee) Breit, and Anthony (Jiamhui) Breit; one sister, Jacquelyn (Edwin) Abreu; granddaughter, Rebekkah Bjerke; four nieces; four nephews;...
http://www.richlandsource.com/obituaries/carl-thomas-breit/article_e07a1c06-f789-11e6-9fd5-7fe35cae3528.html

'Joy sprang out of our grief:' Parents of misidentified Bronco describe mix-up - paNOW

Saturday, March 2, 2019

By Local Sports Fencing comes to the Alfred Jenkins Field House 5h ago The Alfred Jenkins Field House is playing host to fencers from all across Saskatchewan this weekend.The Prince Albert Northern Knights are holding their annual northwestern open tournament. The competition is expected to go until Sunday afternoon.Pamela Wojciechowski who serves as the president of the Prince Albert Nor... Read More Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://panow.com/2019/02/01/joy-sprang-out-of-our-grief-parents-of-misidentified-bronco-describe-mix-up-2/

'He was old school': Saskatoon's musical community remembers cultural icon Maurice Drouin - CBC.ca

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Musicians across Saskatchewan are mourning the death of well-known jazz pianist Maurice Drouin.Drouin, 82, died after performing a set at the Hawood Inn in Waskesiu, Sask. on Saturday. Drouin has been a pillar in Saskatoon's jazz community for decades, performing countless gigs across the city."He played until the day before he died," Don Griffith, musician and artistic director of The Bassment, told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. "That's the kind of guy he was, you know? Here's an 82-year-old man, driving from Saskatoon in this cold snap to to play a gig up in Waskesiu. That says it all."Drouin learned to play the piano by ear and carved out an audience by relentlessly playing concerts for decades."He would call three months before a show and ask how tickets were," he said. "He's the only musician who would do that. He knew that in order to play at The Bassment again, he had to have those seats full."Long time jazz musician Maurice Drouin died suddenly over the weekend. It was...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-maurice-drouin-dies-1.5024903

‘All of this is your fault,’ Jaxon Joseph’s mother tells Sidhu - Barrhead Leader

Saturday, March 2, 2019

With no information about Jaxon's condition, the Joseph family, including his sister Taylor, packed their bags and drove to Saskatchewan. "I hyperventilated all the way to Lloydminster," Chris said. The family had heard their 20-year-old son had been airlifted to a hospital, but they had no certainty or answers as they drove through the night on the cold winter Saskatchewan highways. "The minutes and hours of not knowing were the hardest part," Chris said. They arrived in Saskatoon in the early hours of the morning. The next day, Chris and Taylor went to identify the body of a young man who may have been Jaxon. They searched the body for any familiar signs of their loved one but couldn't provide a positive ID. It wasn't until Chris went to visit three surviving victims that he realized his son had not been transported to the hospital. "Right there, that was my moment – the moment that I realized that my son was dead, that he was never taken to the hospital, that his body was still laying on the cold ground with a blanket over his face," he said. "I now had to go back to the waiting room and confirm the worst news of our lives to our family." The next day, the Joseph family went to the funeral home to identify Jaxon's body. There were 14 victims to be identified and only six rooms available, so families had to identify their sons in shifts. "They came back different. They were changed forever and I knew I would be, too." Today, Chris still carries Jaxon's socks, which he took off his son's feet that day at the funeral home – a decision he says was inspired by the family of fellow Broncos player Stephen Wack, who took a lock of his hair. "You chose to gamble at that intersection and you lost. And worse yet, we all lost," he told Sidhu. "I hope some day you can find peace. I hope some day I can find forgiveness." Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.barrheadleader.com/article/jaxon-joseph-humboldt-sidhu-st-albert-20190131