Melville SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Sask. family grieves loss of mother and baby after Canada Day ... - CBC.caWednesday, July 5, 2017
On July 1, just before 11 p.m. CST, two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 10, near Melville, Sask.A 24-year-old man who was driving south from Melville was found dead by emergency responders. His identity has not been released at this time. In the other vehicle, 25-year-old Tiffany Bellegarde, who was driving north with her three children in the car, was also pronounced dead at the scene.Her six-month-old son Dayton died shortly after.Six-month-old Dayton died shortly after he was taken to hospital. (GoFundMe)Bellegarde's daughter Mystery, 7, was taken to Yorkton hospital, while her son Kyson, 4, was airlifted to the pediatric unit of the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Bellegarde is from Yorkton.According to family, both of the surviving children are conscious and in stable condition.Bellegarde's sister Tristian has created a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs and other expenses for the family at this time. So far, it has been shared on Facebook over 400 times.Family members say Tiffany and Dayton will be buried at the Peepeekisis Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, in...
Gillespie-Evans, Eva Marion, (March 17, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 4, 2017
Ontario. Great Grandmother to several and Great Great Grandmother of 2. Survived by Sisters Olive Nyberg of Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Edith Pederson (Wes) of Petrolia Ontario, survived by brother Melville Lees of North Bay, Ontario. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Predeceased by her parents the late Arthur Lees (1986) and Mary Lees (n. Fitzgerald) (1990), her sons, the late Doug Gillespie (1986) and Ernie Gillespie (2003), her grandson the late Michael Gillespie (2004), her daughter in law Fay Gillespie (2011), her siblings Henry Lees, Doug Lees (1944 CAF), Eli Lees (1944 CAF), Robert Lees (1964) (Pat 1996), Boyter Lees 1998 (Barbara 1996), and Randolph Lees (2016), and by her brother in law Eric Nyberg (2009) and her sister in law Fay Lees (2015). Friends will be received at the McCORMACK FUNERAL HOME – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, (at College Avenue) on Tuesday March 21st from 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at High Park United Church, (1081 Brenchley Street) on Wednesday March 22nd at 11 am. Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior. Cremation will follow. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Eva’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Elsie PilkingtonFriday, March 17, 2017
Dianne Pilkington. Cherished grandmother of Paul Michael, Matthew and DJ. Dear sister of Dorothy Robinson. Predeceased by her children Dennis and Cheryl Lyn and her brother Melville Woodroffe. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
ASHCROFT - Joan Elizabeth - Yorkton This Week Thursday, January 12, 2017
Robert born in February, 1959 and Scott was born in March, 1960. Sadly, in December of 1960, Rick died in a car crash on Christmas Eve. Joan married Tom Ashcroft on June 9, 1962, initially living in Melville, SK where their daughter, Colleen was born in July 1963. Being the family of an RCMP officer, meant that they moved extensively until finally being able to settle on Yorkton in September, 1976, making a permanent home for the family. Joan was a stay-at-home mom until the three children graduated. She then took a job in the shoe department at The Bay in Yorkton, where she made lifelong friends including Ruth. She stayed with the Bay until its closing in the city. In 1986, Tom and Joan moved to an acreage south of Yorkton, building a lovely log home, where they spent their retirement years, only venturing out for a few memorable vacations, including a trip to New Zealand in 2000. Joan was blessed to enjoy seeing her two sons marry. Robert married Audrey (Riffel) in 1987. They live in Yorkton and have three daughters; Skye, Autumn and Rae. In 1997, Scott moved to Taiwan with a career as an English teacher. While in Taiwan, he met Bonnie and they were married in 1999. Joan visited Taiwan in 2012 and was able to meet Bonnie's family. Colleen lived next door and eventually moved into the house to take care of Joan, the house, and the yard after Tom's passing. Joan also loved spending time with her grandchildren, inviting one of the three girls to visit so she could concentrate her attention and have quality ti...
SCREPNEK - Pearl Irene - Yorkton This Week Friday, January 6, 2017
Pearl Irene Screpnek, beloved widow of Ernie Screpnek of the Yorkton district, passed away in the St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, SK on Monday, December 12, 2016 at the age of 80. Pearl was born on September 2, 1936 at a farm near Midale. She was the third and youngest of three sisters born to Martin and Signe (nee Nystrom) Lindbom. Martin passed in 1939 and the family moved to the house on the hill in Midale which today is the pioneer home for the Souris Valley Antique Association. Pearl graduated from grade 12 in Midale and then attended nurses' training at the Regina General Hospital. She completed her nursing degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB in 1959. After completing her education, Pearl began working for the Victorian Order of Nurses in Thunder Bay, ON. She then took an extensive trip to Europe and Scandinavia visiting many relatives in Sweden. She returned to Saskatchewan and worked for Public Health making many road trips to small communities to conduct baby clinics and give vaccinations. While working in Melville she met her husband-to-be, Ernie. They were married in Midale on...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations 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 was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...