Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, Sept. 26/17

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 AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts: Boys VBall v WESS

-EEC Complex – Sr. Day Out (see report)

 

-Thu -EESS hosts: Football v Parkside

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:15 pm

 

 

SENIORS DAY OUT TODAY: EECC

 

(Contributed) – The monthly Seniors Day Out program at the EEC Complex will be held today from 9:30 am to 12:30. The program includes: recreational activities (choice of adult skate, shuffleboard, pickleball or a fitness class) and guest speaker Pat Frey on “Assisted Living and Downsizing”. The cost is $10, lunch is provided and registration in advance is required.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Klassen, Agatha of Delhi passed away September 17 in her 41st year. Survivors: husband Henry Klassen; four children etc.. She was born in Mexico. The service was held Sept. 20; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home

 

-Hofstee, Jean (Park) of St. Thomas and formerly of Pt. Burwell and Aylmer passed away September 17 in her 91st year. Survivors: four children including Ron Park(Debbie) of Port Burwell and Doug Park(Connie) of Vienna etc.. The service was held Sept. 19; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Campbell, Lorne Duncan of Harrietsville passed away September 9 in his 79th year. Survivors: wife Gayle (Wyatt) Campbell; two children including Tammy Spoor(Jeff) of Springfield etc.. Lorne owned and operated a transport truck for over 25 years. The service was held Sept. 14; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

SPITS UPEND DORCHESTER FOR FIRST WIN

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires upset perennial champion Dorchester 6-4 here Saturday in Provincial Junior C hockey. The Spits held a 5-1 edge heading into the third period en route to their first win of the season. Six different players connected for Aylmer – Brayden Smith, Jake Morin, Tyler Hinde, James Collins, Dustin Dunlop, and Connor Darville. The Spitfires are now 1-2 in the nine team division. In previous matches Aylmer was thrashed 10-3 by Lambeth with Morin, James Collins and Luke Vanderspank earning goals and lost 4-2 to Thamesford with Morin and Vanderspank scoring. This week the Spits travel to Exeter Friday and Saturday host Mt. Brydges.

 

AYLMER 6 DORCHESTER 4

Period 1

Dorchester – Carter Forget (Mike Tuffin) 6:34

Aylmer – Brayden Smith (Sebastian Nogueira, Tanner Rickwood) 9:12

Period 2

Aylmer – Jake Morin (Tyler Hinde, James Collins) 5:46

Aylmer – Tyler Hinde (power play) (Luke Vanderspank, Jake Morin) 8:59

Aylmer – James Collins (Jake Morin) 13:15

Aylmer – Dustin Dunlop (Matt Bond, David Biro) 13:47

Period 3

Dorchester – Dylan Buckholz (power play) (Nick Whitworth, Brent House) 10:05

Dorchester – Dylan Buckholz (power play) (Brent House, Nick Whitworth) 12:06

Aylmer – Connor Darville (Matt Bond) 16:22

Dorchester – Ryan Root (power play) (Dylan Buckholz, Brent House) 17:31

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE CALLS

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Sept 11, both stations – the accident in the farm field involving the child

-Sept 12, burn complaint in station 2 Straffordville’s area

-Sept 15, station 1 Port Burwell medical assist on Elizabeth St.

-Sept 16, station 2 Straffordville medical assist on Jackson Li.

-Sept 17, both stations  -Port Burwell boat in trouble

-Sept 17, station 1 Port Burwell medical assist on Wellington St.

-Sept 19, both stations sent to a single vehicle accident on Eden Line.

-Sept 21, station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Ottergate Line.

-Sept 23, station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist at the beach.

-Sept 23, station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Howey Line.

 

 

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MONDAY, Sept. 25/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -EESS hosts: Boys VBall v WESS

-Thu -EESS hosts: Football v Parkside

-Sat -Aylmer Spitfires host: Mt. Brydges, 7:15 pm

 

 

EAST ELGIN HEAT WARNING

 

The Elgin-St. Thomas Health Unit is sending out a Heat Warning because Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting hot weather between September 24th and 25th. The weather forecast calls for the following conditions two (2) days or more in a row: A daytime high temperature that is at or above 31 degrees Celsius with forecasted humidity levels that make it feel more like 40 degrees Celsius.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

PAUL BODKIN, MUSICIAN

-Bodkin, Paul of St. Thomas, and formerly of Aylmer passed away Sept. 15th at the age of 60. Predeceased by his parents: Mildred (Moore) and Leon Bodkin; birth mother Elaine Francey etc.. Paul was an accomplished musician and an organist in a number of churches in Canada and United States. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, October 14th at 1 pm.

 

CHRIS ROOVERS, EESS TEACHER

-Roovers, Chris of Port Stanley and formerly of Aylmer passed away September 8 in her 64th year. Predeceased by husband Paul. Survivors: two children etc.. She was a teacher at EESS. The funeral was held on September 13; arrangements with the Westview Funeral Chapel, London.

 

BILL WHITE, FUNERAL DIRECTOR

-White, “Bill” William John of Aylmer passed away on September 13 in his 68th year. Survivors: wife Margaret(Demeter) White; two children including Jennifer White (Miguel Arce) of Aylmer etc.. He was a Funeral Director at HA Kebbel Funeral Home and was active in the community through Ducks Unlimited, Order of Good Cheer and as a Past President of the Aylmer Kinsmen Club. The funeral was held September 18; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Wiebe, David of Calton passed away September 13 aged 74. Survivors: wife Maria(Froese) Wiebe; nine children etc.. He was born in Mexico. The service was held on September 17; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Rau, “Gerry” Gerard Wilfred of St. Thomas passed away Wednesday in his 67th year. Survivors: wife Sherry (Fehr) Rau;  three children etc.. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Full Gospel Church on Saturday at 11 am.

 

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: DAVENPORT

 

(Information from Principal Kim Simpson)

1.New Staff? – Davenport would like to extend a warm welcome to: Mr. Whale (5/6), Mrs. Koivu (6), Mr. Vindasius (6), Ms. Mazzotta (5) and Mrs. Ambrose (7).

2. Building changes/Enrolment? – We have had no construction/changes to the building over the summer and our enrolent is compraable to last year.

 

 

CHILD KILLED IN BAYHAM ACCIDENT

 

(From Elgin OPP) – STRAFFORDVILLE – Elgin OPP responded to an address near here on Monday afternoon September 11 due to a report of a child struck by a vehicle. OPP investigators discovered that a 6-year-old girl was running next to a vehicle on private property when she was struck by the SUV. The child was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The child has been identified as 6-year-old Melissa Klassen from Norwich Township.  The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision continues.

 

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: PT. BURWELL PS

 

(Information is from Principal Francine Yolkowski)

1-Staff changes?  – We are pleased to welcome Patrick O’Dea who is our new Teacher Librarian, Lori Tremblay who will be teaching Grade 3, Kathy Weeks and Brielle Vandenberg who will be teaching grade 5/6 classes. We are also happy to have two new Teacher Assistants: Sharon DeCoutere and Jayden Campbell.

2-Notable building changes over the summer?  – Sidewalk games such as 4 square have been painted on our tarmac and the basketball keys have been refreshed.  A new Kindergarten shed was installed at the end of June and we shall soon have a large, newly fenced Kindergarten yard.  Our parent volunteer group (VIP) have worked hard to fundraise for Kindergarten equipement to add to our new playground once fencing is complete.

3-New programs/enrolment? – Our enrolment is similar to last year. We have a few fun clubs that will be added to our already busy school:  a Robotics Club and a Recess Ambassador Club will be new this year.  Our school goal will be to get our students to improve their flexibility with numbers.

 

 

EESS SPORTS RESULTS LAST WEEK:

 

-FOOTBALL – JR – EESS 34 Banting 0; SR – EESS 17 Banting 17

-BASKETBALL – JR – EESS 30 WESS 10; EESS 24 PCI 4; SR – PCI 46 EESS 32

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

– September 11, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– September 11, 2017, Station #2, Dingle Line, Medical Assist

– September 13, 2017, Station #2, Dingle Line, Medical Assist

– September 14, 2017, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– September 14, 2017, Station #4, Belmont Road, Medical Assist

– September 14, 2017, Station #4, Imperial Road, Vehicle Fire

– September 14, 2017, Station #4, Lyons Line, Medical Assist

– September 14, 2017, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– September 15, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– September 15, 2017, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– September 17, 2017, Station #1, Colen Street, Medical Assist

– September 21, 2017, Station #1, Sawmill Road, Medical Assist

– September 22, 2017, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

 

 

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TUESDAY, Sept 5/17

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THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again Sept. 25

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Wed – EEC Complex Board, 7 pm

-Thu -Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm: Councils

-Mon -Aylmer Council, 7 pm

-Sept 14 – Blood Donor Clinic, EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

-Sept 16 – Doors Open – Aylmer and Bayham (see Aug 29 report)

 

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: ASSUMPTION

 

(Information from Principal Darlene Charrette)

1-Staff changes? – We said goodbye to Sheri Meginnis who retired in June after many years of service at Assumption. Jessica Terpstra will be taking her place. Leslie Graham will be in the new classroom. We also welcome two part-time teachers: Christina Strangio who will be working in the kindergarten classes and Mary Christopher who will be our reading intervention teacher. Welcome also to Tracy Shackelton, an educational assistant who is replacing Dawn Logan.

2-Building changes during the summer? – We are opening another classroom. This means we now have 8 classrooms in our school.

3-New programs/Enrolment? – Several of our staff were trained in Kagan Structures over the summer so we will be working on implementing these structures in the classes with a focus on pedagogical documentation in math throughout the school. Enrolment is 176, up by 20.

 

 

PT BRUCE IMPAIRED BOATER

 

PT. BRUCE – (From Elgin OPP) – On August 26 around 4 pm the Elgin OPP Marine Unit was patrolling near here and spotted a personnel water craft (Seadoo) south of the main beach driving carelessly. People were swimming in the water at the time of the incident. Upon further investigation it was revealed that the operator was impaired by alcohol. A 36 year old male was charged with: Operating a vessel in a careless manner, being impaired and driving while disqualified.

 

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: MCGREGOR 

 

(Information from Principal Charlotte Wall)

1-Staff changes? – We welcome Mrs. Shackelton and Mrs. Vance as new teachers.

2-Building changes over the summer? -We are happy to be enhancing our pick up and drop off sites with more streamlined procedures including parking available on the same side of the school along Harvey and South Streets (eliminating the need to cross the street), a new Kiss-N-Drop indent along South St. and 2 hour parking along the front of the school on John St. Parents are also actively working on developing  two walking school bus routes to and from our school each day, as well as encouraging active transportation, buddying up, and encouraging the use of the cross walk when traveling to and from school. We have windows in our gym, are creating an outdoor classroom space for kindergarten and other grades to use, and two new water fountain/bottle filling stations.

3-New programs this year/anticipated enrolment and comparison to last year? – We have approximately 380 students registered, up a bit from last year. We will continue with our bucket-filling club, coding club, cross country, track and field, choir and video announcements.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Dyck, Daniel of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 69th year. Survivors: wife Tina(Knelsen) Dyck; two children etc.. He was born in Mexico. The funeral service was held yesterday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Schuit, Robert ‘Bob’ of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 70th year. Survivors: spouse Dan Madigan etc.. He was born in The Netherlands.  Robert worked in nursing at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and in later years in homecare. A Private family service will  be held at a later date; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Behie, Mildred Jean passed away Saturday at Terrace Lodge in her 91st year. Survivors: two children including Fran Whaley (Tony)  of Aylmer etc.. Predeceased by her husband Eber Hayman(1950) and her husband Clarence Behie( 2008). Mildred worked for many years at the Ontario Police College. A private family service will be held. Arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

NEW SCHOOL YEAR: SUMMERS CORNERS PS

 

(Information from Principal Trish Tomico)

1.New Staff: – Hasina Taylor in FDK, Sherry Black – grade 4/5, Lindsay Montieth – Grade ¾, Suzanna Obeda – Grade 7, James Henderson – Grade 7/8, Laurel Futcher – Grade 2/3, LTO, Derek Rhodes – Prep, Thomas Vivoda – Math in Grade 5, Cheryl McDowell– EA, Linda Balcom – Grade 6-8, LEARN, Laura Jones – ESL itinerant, Glenda Quinn– afternoon custodian, Julie Savard – Vice Principal.

2-Building changes over the summer -Over the summer our school has started its rebricking process. Brick has been removed from about half of the building and new brick is currently going up. The reason for this was because the old brick was in poor condition. Plus there is an addition of a Developmental classroom to our school, additional fencing going up on the East and West sides of the building to create a secured perimeter and a new AODA compliant bathroom being renovated/added to our school.

 

 

 

EESS STUDENT WINS AWARD

 

(Contributed) – The Lee Brown Marsh Management Committee and Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) has named Alysha Chilcott of EESS as its 2017 recipient of the Leighton and Betty Brown Scholarship. Her impressive resume includes a high academic average of 90%, over 550 volunteer hours, as well as having taken multiple environmental classes. She plans on attending the University of Guelph this fall where she will be studying Wildlife Biology & Conservation.” This award has been given annually for the past ten years. To qualify for the Scholarship the applicant must be a graduating high school student living within the LPRCA watershed. They must be continuing their post secondary studies in a conservation-related field based on their academic achievement and a demonstrated interest and involvement with the environment.

 

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-Aug 31, both stations called to a single vehicle rollover on Norfolk Bdry Rd, no injuries

-Sept 2, both station called to the beach in Burwell for a water rescue. Someone thought they’d seen a person disappear off the rocks. Upon investigating, it was discovered that said person had walked away unnoticed and no rescue was required.

-Sept 4, station 1 Port Burwell responded to wires down on Pine St. in Vienna.

 

 

NEW SUPERVISOR AT AYLMER LIBRARY

 

(Contributed) – The Elgin County Library is pleased to announce that Ms. Dalene Van Zyl will be assuming the responsibilities of supervisor of the Aylmer Library effective September 1st. Ms. Van Zyl brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served as a library technician in the system for over 15 years where she was responsible for collection development and reference services. She previously served as a librarian, teacher and lecturer in South Africa and possesses an Honours Degree in Library Science from the University of South Africa.

The library is also pleased to announce that at the same time, Ms. Leah Ede-Pisano is assuming responsibility as supervisor for the Belmont and Springfield branches. Ms. Ede-Pisano joined the county library system in 2015 as supervisor for the Aylmer Library and previously served nine years as a librarian with the London District Catholic School Board. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree from Western University.

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, Aug. 29/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again Tues, Sept. 5

 

FRIDAY –  “SKIP PROKOP WAS LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDER”

OBITUARY – Prokop, Ronald ‘Skip’ of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 74th year. Survivors: wife Tracy (Beauvais) Prokop; three children, two stepchildren etc… He was the founder and driving force behind the internationally acclaimed group “Lighthouse.” Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Missionary Church on Wednesday at 1 pm. 

 

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Sept. 16 – Aylmer, Bayham host DOORS OPEN

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Mayo, Kenneth (Ken) Eugene of Walsingham passed away August 10, aged 74. Survivors – wife Betty; three children including Trudy (Wilf Hiemstra), Aylmer etc.. The funeral was held August 15; arrangements with the Verhoeve Funeral Home Tillsonburg.

 

-Tenk, Fred of RR2, Aylmer passed away Saturday in his 68th year. Survivors: wife Roberta (Lindsay) Tenk; six children including Matthew Tenk(Marcie) of Springfield etc.. He was born in the Netherlands. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Springfield Cemetery on Wednesday at 1 pm. Arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Herron, Ross Stanley of Aylmer passed away Friday, aged 67. Survivors: wife Deb (Kershaw) Herron; two children etc… Ross was a sales Representative with GESCO Floor Coverings, Toronto for 30 years. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Wednesday at 10 am.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE CALLS

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

Aug 14 Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist on McQuiggan Line

Aug 16 Station 1 Port Burwell, medical assist in the Provincial Park

Aug 16 both stations called to a grass fire on Carson Line

Aug 19 both stations to a vehicle fire on Lamers Rd

Aug 20 both stations to a single vehicle accident on Plank Rd.

Aug 23, both stations responded to a single vehicle rollover on Heritage Line.

Aug 24, Station 2 Straffordville called to a medical assist on Plank Rd.

 

 

LOW WATER: CATFISH CCA 

 

(Contributed) – The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) is issuing a Level I Low Water Condition today. A 10% voluntary reduction in water use is being advised to ensure that there remains an adequate supply for essential uses and to sustain aquatic life. Reducing residential non-essential water use and utilization of Best Management Practices, Irrigation Management is recommended to help lessen the impact on water resources. As a reminder, if landowners take water (>50,000L) from either surface water or groundwater sources (sand points, wells, pumping directly from the streams or ponds) to irrigate; they are at all times required to obtain a permit from the Ministry of the Environment.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– August 16, 2017, Station #4, Belmont Road, Medical Assist

– August 17, 2017, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– August 18, 2017, Station #1, Jamestown Line, Medical Assist

– August 18, 2017, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– August 19, 2017, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– August 19, 2017, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– August 20, 2017, Station #3, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– August 20, 2017, Station #3, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– August 20, 2017, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– August 20, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Gas Leak

 

 

VEHICLE STOLEN IN SPRINGFIELD

 

(SPRINGFIELD) – – Elgin OPP are investigating a stolen vehicle near here. Police were contacted when a 2002 Beige Chevy Tahoe was stolen from a residence on Century Line between Whittaker Road and Newell Road. The theft occurred sometime overnight Sunday. The vehicle had an Ontario licence plate of BZHC401 with Chrome push bar surrounding the front grill, Off road tires, Tinted rear windows, and a union operators decal on the back window.

 

 

AYLMER, BAYHAM WILL HOST DOORS OPEN

 

(Contributed) – Aylmer and Bayham will participate in Doors Open East Elgin events on Saturday September 16 from 10 am to 4. Aylmer locations include the following: Aylmer Optimist Club, 30 Queen Street South – There will be an archive display by long time member John Weber, videos of some events the Club supports and/or participates in, and you can tour the club house; Aylmer Police Station – They will showcase current police technologies and services. A K9 officer from the Ontario Provincial Police and a rollover simulator display will also be available; Aylmer Old Town Theatre and Library – Learn more about the history of Aylmer, Stop in and see John A. Macdonald and Pauline Johnson speak on stage in the Opera House. The Aylmer Heritage Committee and the Aylmer-Malahide Museum and Archives are partnering to provide information on the designated and listed properties in Aylmer, as well as provide resources for you to find information about your own property. View the display Then and Now which contrasts what Aylmer looks like today to what it has looked like over the past 150 years. (Bayham sites, next week)

 

 

BELMONT WOMAN CHARGED WITH RACING

 

(From the OPP/AUGUST 14) – A 22 year old Belmont woman has been charged after a vehicle was clocked in London traveling 175 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone. The OPP say on Monday around 12:30pm officers pulled the red Nissan Altima over in the westbound lanes of Manning Dr. after it was spotted traveling at the high rate of speed. The driver told the officer she was late for work. The woman is now charged with racing a motor vehicle. Her vehicle was seized for seven days and her driver’s licence was suspended for seven days.

 

 

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TUESDAY, Aug. 15/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again TUE, AUG 29

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Fri -Fred Eaglesmith at Aylmer Knights of Columbus, 7 pm

-Weekend – Fred Eaglesmith Concert at Springwater

-Saturday – Aylmer Cornfest

 

 

AYLMER CORNFEST SATURDAY

 

(Information from Nicole Wiebenga of Aylmer, Area Chamber of Commerce) – “The annual Aylmer Cornfest will be held downtown on Saturday. There will be childrens’ activities in Balmoral Park from 10 am-2 pm, wagon rides, face painting, a corn bbq over the lunch hour and the Derrick Drover Band will perform from 11 am-1 pm. As well, there will also be sidewalk sales and the BIA’s successful $5 coupon from participating merchants. Plus there is a Free Family Movie Night- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – on Friday in Steen Park at dusk.”

 

 

SIU REPORT ON CAR OVER CLIFF

 

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident where a 57-year-old man drove his vehicle into Lake Erie on June 23, 2017. The man’s body was recovered from the lake the following day. A preliminary investigation found the following: In the afternoon hours of Friday, June 23, 2017, an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Elgin County detachment began following a vehicle of interest that was being operated on Springfield Road; When the driver of the vehicle tossed an item from the vehicle, the police officer stopped to retrieve it;Meanwhile, the vehicle continued southbound on Springfield Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle sped past a turnaround, drove into a field and drove off of a cliff and into Lake Erie;The police officer that had been following the vehicle appeared at the turnaround several minutes later, and was directed to where the vehicle had gone;The man’s body was recovered from the lake the following day.

Director Tony Loparco said, “The man died as a result of injuries consistent with a collision and drowning. Based on the investigation, it is clear that the man drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed across a field and unhesitatingly drove it off the cliff into Lake Erie. The police officer was nowhere near the vehicle when it plunged into the lake. This investigation has been terminated as there is no evidence that the police officer was responsible for the man’s death.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORTS

 

– July 24, 2017, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– July 26, 2017, Station #3, Whittaker Road, Power Lines Down

– July 27, 2017, Station #1, Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

– July 28, 2017, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2017, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 29, 2017, Station #1, John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 30, 2017, Station #3, #4, Springwater Road, MVC

– July 30, 2017, Station #4, Ron McNeil Line, MVC

– August 5, 2017, Station #1, Bank Street, Medical Assist

– August 8 Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– August 8, 2017, Station #3 , #4, Ron McNeil Line, MVC

– August 8, 2017, Station #4, Avon Drive, Medical Assist

– August 9, 2017, Station #4, Station #3, Avon Drive, MVC

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(From Fire Chief Randy White)

-Aug 8 -both stations, medical assist on Pitt St.

-Aug 8 -Station 2 Straffordville, MVC at a motocross park. Called off.

-Aug 9 -Station 2 Straffordville, medical assist on Eden Line.

 

 

AYLMER FIRE REPORT

 

JULY 28 – (Information from Chief Sam Taylor) – Responded to 259 Elm St. at 7:30 am for a reported structure fire. Smoke showing from roof vents, sprinkler system active and alarms ringing. Police confirm building evacuated. Fire in paint booth and venting system at roof level where extinguished. Possible cause: malfunction of paint booth exhaust fan. 18 firefighters responded to the call. No dollar loss estimate at this time.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Bachner, Michael of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 87th year. Survivors: wife Katie, three children etc.. He was born in Romania and came to Canada in 1948. He farmed most of his life. The funeral service was held Saturday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Mossey, Mary of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 89th year. Wife of the late Don Mossey. Survivors: three children including Barry Ker(Deb) and Jill Underhill(Lewy) and three stepchildren including Bob Mossey(Julie) and Bill Mossey(Linda), all of Aylmer. She was born in Richmond. The funeral service was held on Monday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Hume, Giles Alexander of Chartwell, Aylmer and formerly of Springfield passed away August 5th in his 90th year. Predeceased by his longtime companion Donna Gray. Giles was born in Cobourg and in 1947 his family moved to a dairy farm west of Springfield. Giles was the Charter President of the Springfield Lions Club and received the Citizen of the Year award in both Springfield and Aylmer. He was a former member of Heritage Aylmer. The funeral was held August 10; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Buchner, George Ralph of Tillsonburg and formerly of Aylmer passed away at the age of 83 on August 3. Survivors: four children including Darrell (Virginia) Buchner and Drew (Vicki) Buchner, both of the Aylmer area. A graveside service is planned for a later date. Arrangements with Wareing Cremation Services London.

 

-Anstead, Peter of London passed away August 2, aged 87. Survivors: wife Diana (Bowyer)Anstead etc.. A Funeral Service was held at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on August 9.

 

-Ray, Lorne Clarence of Aylmer passed away August 1 in his 99th year. Husband of the late Beaulah Ray (2008). Survivors: one child etc.. He retired from the LCBO after 31 years of service. The funeral service was held on August 4; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 25/17

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TUESDAY, AUG 1

PT BURWELL BEACHFEST THIS WEEKEND

 

(Contributed) Bayham Beachfest will be held this Civic Holiday weekend in Pt. Burwell. Starting at 6 pm on Friday evening, kids will enjoy music, games and Phatty’s Pizza for $5 per child. The movie Moana will start at dusk.The fun continues on Saturday with a volleyball tournament, live music at the beer garden, bouncy castles, a magician and Craig the Science Guy. Sunday activities start with a pancake breakfast at the Firehall and yoga on the beach. Visit the vendors and silent auction and enjoy music on the beach. Beachfest ends with a bang with the Fire Guy and a huge fireworks display at dusk. For more details, check out bayhambeachfest.com

 

THURSDAY:

OBITUARY – Douglas David Brown (1948 – 2017). On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Douglas David Brown of Eden passed away at the age of 69 years. Survivors: wife Hellene;  five children including Jim Brown (Nicole) of Aylmer etc.. Doug was an employee of East Link for over 40 years. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service for Doug will be held there on Monday at 11 am.

 

*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again TUE. Aug 15

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tuesdays in Summer – Library Mobile Unit; Troy Village Playground; 1:30-3 pm

-Thu -Aylmer Library: Craig the Science Guy: 3 pm

-Thu -Aylmer Library: Wet & Wild Evening Storytime; 6:30-7:30 pm

-Fri-Sun -EESS 1960-3 Reunion (see June 14 report)

 

 

EESS REUNION UPDATE

 

(Information on this coming weekend’s EESS 1960-3 Reunion is from Mike Streib of the Organizing Committee) – “We have over 175 registered and they are coming from as far away as Kelowna, Calgary, the southern States and all across Ontario. The committee is very pleased with the results. Each of our venues is being well attended; we have an excellent array of gifts for our silent auction table on Saturday evening. School tours are scheduled for Saturday (1:30 – 4:pm) and Roy Pickard is bringing his Aylmer Shrine Club Cruisers to the German Canadian Club Parking lot from 2–4 pm on Saturday as well. The dinner and dance at the German Canadian Club begins at 5 pm and ‘hopefully’ we are rocking the night away until 1 am.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hicks, Marilyn of Turkey Point and formerly of Aylmer passed away Tuesday July 18; aged 77. Predeceased by her husband Duane (2003). Survivors: two children etc.. The funeral was held yesterday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Wiebe, Elizabeth of Aylmer passed away Tuesday July 18 in her 80th year. Survivors: husband Peter Wiebe; six children etc.. She was born in Mexico, came to Canada in 1986 and was a cook at the Hacienda Restaurant. The funeral was held yesterday; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Scott, Marion Lucille (Charlton) of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Donald. Survivors: daughter Allene Scott of Aylmer etc.. She was born in Aylmer and worked as a medical secretary for Drs. Colquhoun, Poots, and Beveridge. A graveside service for immediate family was held on July 21; arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– July 19, 2017, Station #2, Springwater Road, Medical Assist

– July 20, 2017, Station #1,  #2, Calton Line, Vehicle & Field Fire

“Transport Truck and trailer and approximately 4 acres of field on fire. Approximately 20 firefighters and 6 trucks attended around 4:45 pm. Fire was under control by 5:15 and extinguished by 5:30.  Damage estimate is unknown but could rise past $100,000 based on truck and trailer full of wheat.

– July 20, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 21, 2017, Station #4, Avon Drive, Medical Assist

– July 21, 2017, Station #1, Springfield, Road, Medical Assist

– July 21, 2017, Station #3, Imperial Road, Power Lines Down

– July 22, 2017, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 22, 2017, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– July 24, 2017, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

 

 

AT AYLMER MUSEUM

 

(Contributed) – The new exhibit is Main Street Memories. It will look at the turn of the century on Main Street. It features the types of stores that existed at that time in Aylmer and Malahide. It opens July 10th and will run until November 24.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

JULY 25 – AYLMER HYDRO OUT – (Information from Tim Stafford of Hydro One) – South Aylmer and parts of Malahide were without power again today – from around 6 am to Noon – as the morning storm with accompanying high winds downed many poles and left some 2200 customers in the dark.

 

JULY 22 – AYLMER HYDRO OUT- “Approx. 4100 customers affected by the outage on a 115,000 volt line feeding Aylmer and Tillsonburg today. Tillsonburg was out approx. an hour in places and Aylmer for 4 hrs in places. Customers were restored in stages. The problem was a failed cross arm on a twin pole structure at Lyons. Caused by lightning damage from a prior storm.”

 

JULY 21 -The Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit is sending out a Heat Warning for Thursday-Sunday because Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting hot humid weather for the rest of the week.

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 18/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again TUES. JULY 25

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu-Aylmer Library: Baba from Drums; 2 pm; Ages 6 and up (call ahead)

-Thu -Bayham Council 7pm; CANCELLED: Malahide Council

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Norwich, 8:30 pm

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Innerkip, 7 pm

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE SERVICES REPORT

 

– July 12, 2017, Station 4,  Station 3, Pigram Line, Mutual Aid

– July 12, 2017, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– July 13, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 13, 2017, Station #1, Colin Street, Medical Assist

– July 14, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2017, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– July 15, 2017, Station #4, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 16, 2017, Station #1,  Station #3, Jones Road, Water Rescue

 

 

PLEASANT VALLEY JR GOLF TOURNEY

 

(Information from Joan Cresswell) – Thea Fenn, 13, won the girls under 14 division at the annual Pleasant Valley Junior Golf tourney, sponsored by the Aylmer Optimist Club, held recently.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE SERVICES REPORT

 

(From Fire Chief Randy White)

-July 11, both stations, vehicle fire on County Rd 55

-July 15, station 1 Port Burwell called to an odor of gas on Chatham St.

-July 16, station 2 Straffordville called to a medical assist on Culloden Rd

-July 17, station 1 Port Burwell called to a medical assist on Grace Ct.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Stradeski, Mervyn formerly of Aylmer passed away Friday at 87 years of age. Husband of the late Ellen. Survivors: three children etc.. Mervyn was a Past Grand Knight of Council 4189 (Aylmer). The funeral was held this morning; arrangements with Families First Funeral Homes, Windsor.

 

-Lobban, Vince of London passed away Thursday at the age of 89 years. Survivors: wife Marie; two children including Ann Marie (Bill) Reymer of Aylmer etc.. The funeral was held yesterday; arrangements with McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home Lambeth.

 

 

PT. BRUCE: BOAT STOLEN

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP are currently investigating the theft of a boat and trailer from Port Bruce. The theft occurred sometime between July 12 at 11 pm and July 13 at 8:15 am. The boat is described as being: 1990 Temabex MP170 watercraft, Cream coloured, 90 HP motor, blackHull id 46D6246. The trailer is described as being: White, Ontario trailer licence plate  P4666D.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

CATFISH CCA LOW WATER ADVISORY

The Catfish Creek CA issued a Level 1 Low Water Advisory yesterday as local water levels fell below provincial standards. As part of the directive, CCCA is asking the public to voluntarily reduce their water consumption in the watershed by 10 per cent.

 

MALAHIDE, BAYHAM WATER BANS 

(From Malahide Twp.)  “Effective immediately, Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith is imposing a Fire Ban on any or all Open Air fires, whether permitted or exempt, until such time as the current dry conditions are improved by rainfall. Any fires reported will be extinguished.” Bayham Fire Chief Randy White informs that Bayham also imposed a ban yesterday – no open burning until further notice although small camp fires are still allowed.

 

 

NO CORNER CUPBOARD IN AUGUST

 

(Information from Liz McConnell) – The Aylmer Corner Cupboard will close for the month of August this summer.  In July, hours will be just 9 am to Noon.

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 11/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again TUES. JULY 18

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu -Blood Donor Clinic; EEC Complex; 2:30-7:30 pm

-Fri -TriCountyFastball: Straffordville hosts: Glanworth; 8:30 pm

-Fri-Sun -Tillsonburg Ribfest; Fairgrounds; Vendors, Entertainment

 

 

AYLMER ABANDONS OPP COSTING REVIEW

 

(Information on decisions made by Aylmer Council at its regular meeting last night is from Clerk Nancie Irving)

 

-Re- OPP costing proposal – “Council receives the information from the Joint Advisory Committee OPP Costing meeting held on June 27 and advises the Municipal Policing Bureau that Council wishes to discontinue the OPP Costing Proposal process at this time and the Joint Advisory Committee OPP Costing be disbanded. (Council approved this motion by a 5-2 margin with Cos. McDonald and Laur opposed)

 

-Re-Dufferin Street Road Reconstruction Project Tender -Council approves the recommendations from the Town’s Engineer to proceed with the Dufferin Street Road Reconstruction Project and accept the tender form from Titan Group Construction for the amount of $789,884.

 

-Re-Parking bylaw changes – Council approves the following changes for 2018 after the Talbot St. west reconstruction project: removal of the parking spaces on the north side of Talbot St. west across from EESS; add parking spaces on the west side of St.Andrew St. south of EESS; allow for All Way stops at Caverly Rd and South St and Queen St and Water St; and removal of the parking spaces on the north side of Sydenham St west across from the Post Office.”

 

 

AYLMER FIRE SERVICES REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Sam Taylor)

-Friday; 4pm – Dispatched to 258 Talbot St. E. for a stove fire. Staff on site extinguished the fire in the oven with an extinguisher. Staff & residents evacuated safely, no injuries.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Loewen, Sara of Aylmer Reirement Residence passed away Saturday aged 78. Survivors: husband Bernard “Ben” Loewen; six children etc.. She was born in Mexico. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the E.M.M.C. at Summers Corners on Wednesday at 1 pm.

 

-Worden, Robert Michael of Springfield and formerly of Hamilton passed away Thursday in his 80th year. Survivors: wife Barbara Young; two children etc.. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

 

-Edey, Audrey of St. Thomas and formery of Toronto passed away Friday in her 97th year. Survivors: neice Rowanne Vivoda (Ed) Aylmer etc.. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements with the HA Kebbel Funeral Home.

 

-Connolly, Roy of Port Burwell passed away Wednesday aged 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Gladys Connolly. Survivors: four children etc.. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Saturday at 17 Elizabeth St. Port Burwell from 2-5 pm. Arrangements with Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Wilcox, Helen (Begg) formerly of Aylmer and RR3 St. Thomas passed away Wednesday in her 95th year. Survivors: husband Robert G. “Bob” Wilcox; two children etc.. Helen was a Registered Nurse, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club. A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery. Arrangements with the Sifton Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

LATE:

-Hamilton, Adam Robert of Kitchener, formerly of Aylmer, passed away at Algonquin Park with his brothers in his 28th year. Beloved husband to Krystal(Froese) and proud father of soon to be Baby Hamilton. Born in St. Thomas on August 15, 1989, son of Randy Hamilton of St. Thomas and Christine (Falkenham) Hamilton(Ken) of Aylmer. Brother to Joshua(Deb) of Cambridge and Eric(Kim) of Aylmer and brother-in-law Justin of Aylmer. Son-in-law of Martha Froese, Aylmer and John Froese(Rosie) of Aylmer. Loved dearly by his Grandparents, Joel & Betty Falkenham, Marion Hamilton, John Froese and Margaret & Henry Wiebe. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:00 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

MALAHIDE POWER LINES DOWN JULY 8

(Some information from Elgin OPP as well as Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith) – Malahide Fire Services were kept busy on Friday evening, July 8 with several incidents of downed power lines. Said Fire Chief Brent Smith: “We had extremely high winds with rain that came through the area that day, almost like a micro burst in a small narrow corridor that was not experienced anywhere else in the county.” MFS responded to downed lines on Imperial Road, Ron McNeil Line, Sparta Line, Hacienda Road, Vienna Road and Calton Line between 9 and 11 pm. Tim Stafford of Hydro One reported that Aylmer staff with assistance from Simcoe, Beachville and Clinton offices responded to multiple wind, tree and lightning calls in Malahide that night including a pole fire in Copenhagen. Stafford also said there was not much trouble from the storm that hit south Malahide late this past Wednesday evening.

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Randy White)

-July 4th, both stations responded to a vehicle fire on Lakeshore Line. A pickup truck was fully involved on arrival.

-July 6th, Station 1 Port Burwell, medical call to Edison Dr. in Vienna.

 

 

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THURSDAY, July 6/17

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts: Burgessville, 8 pm

 

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Woodstock, 8:30 pm

-Sat -Healing Hearts, Minds Festival; Optimist Park; 9 am (see report)

-Sun -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts: Hickson, 8 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

FORMER AYLMER POLICE CHIEF, OPC DIRECTOR

-Gheysen, Rudy of Aylmer passed away Wednesday in his 62nd year. Survivors: wife Charlene (Maloney) Gheysen; children Lynnsey Gheysen-Murray (David) and Alissa Barons (Andrew), both of Aylmer etc.. Rudy was Chief of Police of Aylmer from 1987 to 1995, having served 10 years previously as an Aylmer Police Officer, and was Director of the Ontario Police College in Aylmer from 2001 to 2011. Last spring Aylmer Council chose him to act as a facilitator to assist in the review of a police service delivery proposal from the OPP which is still in progress. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10 am from Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church.

 

 

NEW CAO FOR ELGIN

 

(Contributed) – Elgin County Council has hired Julie Gonyou as Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, effective September 5. She is a native of Central Elgin and was previously Director, Administration and Special Projects with the London Library. She replaces Mark McDonald who is retiring.

 

 

JUNIOR GOLF TOURNEY IN AYLMER

 

The annual Aylmer Optimist Junior Golf tourney will be held today beginning at 10 am at Pleasant Valley Golf Club. It is for ages 10-18. There are two age categories for girls and four categories for boys – the cost is $15. Said Joan Cresswell of Pleasant Valley: “It is a qualifier for participants to move on to the Southwestern Ontario Junior Championships.”

  

 

HEALING FESTIVAL SATURDAY

 

(Danielle Webber of Aylmer provides information on a Healing Hearts and Minds Festival she is organizing for this Saturday at Optimist Park beginning at 9 am. There will be arts and crafts vendors, music, a petting zoo, bbq etc..) – “We are raising money to help people living with mental illness. I myself have struggled with mental illness my whole life and I have first hand knowledge of the many cracks within the health system. I have been heavily involved in Aylmer grief support with my parents and decided to branch off from that to help people living with mental illness. I have been running many programs with in my home for many years ie. Quilts for Comfort where I make quilts out of people’s clothing who have passed on. I also run a Kids Craft Night. I am working on a grief journal for kids and have written 6 children’s stories dealing with the many struggles. I hope to start running workshops for adults and grief groups for kids. I want people to open up about their struggles with their own mental health as I believe we all have it but we all learn to deal with it in different ways. I have lived in the darkness for too long and I want to come out into the light.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– June 26, 2017, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– June 26, 2017, Station #3 assisted by Station #2, Imperial Road, MVC

– June 27, 2017, Station #3, station #2, Inverness Street, Medical Assist

– June 29, 2017, Station #2, Station #1, #3 and #4, Talbot Line, Fire

– June 30, 2017, Station #1, Vienna Line, Medical Assist

– June 30, 2017, Station #2 assisted by Station #1, Carter Road, Fire

– June 30, 2017, Station #1, Colin Street, Medical Assist

– July 2, 2017, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– July 2, 2017, Station #4, Wilson Line, Medical Assist

 

 

JOHN, ELM ST. MILLING

 

(Information from Peter Dutchak, Elgin County Engineering Services) –  “Asphalt milling is simply the grinding and removal of the existing asphalt (in this case 50mm) to accommodate a new layer of asphalt. Milling operations were expected to be nearly complete by the end of last week. Then in about another week, asphalt resurfacing will begin and require about 3 weeks to complete. We expect the new surface on John Street to last about 12 years. (During the milling on John St. north) the railway authority took the opportunity to remove unused tracks that cross John Street before a new asphalt surface is installed.”

 

 

50 YEARS AGO

 

HERB KEBBEL BOUGHT FUNERAL HOME

In May, Herb Kebbel celebrated 50 years of owning a funeral home at the present site on Talbot St. east in Aylmer. Of Lithuanian heritage, Herb was raised near Rodney on a tobacco farm and got a part time job, but mostly volunteering, at the funeral home there while attending WESS. Despite the ‘ribbing’ from friends Herb enjoyed his job – “I was compassionate and I liked to help people.” He then went to Embalming school for two years in Toronto and worked at a few funeral homes in Toronto after college. He enjoyed it to the point that “when my friends went out some nights I even stayed in and watched autopsies.”  Of note, he assisted in the funerals of two members of the Boyd Gang, notorious bank robbers in the Toronto area in the 1950s as they were hung for the shooting of a police officer and also the funeral of a man called ‘King of the Gypsies’  whose mourners set up a carnival atmosphere complete with tons of flowers, motorcycles and alcohol in the funeral home.

He heard in 1961 that Jim Barnum of Aylmer, who had one of two funerals homes here, was looking for an assistant. He was located at the corner of King and Pine St., the other was at the present site owned by Gord Highson. He purchased Barnum’s in 1963. He had been to Aylmer only briefly before as a woman here worked on their tobacco farm and they used to pass through as they visited her at her Pt Bruce cottage. In 1967 Hughson moved to Williams Funeral Home in St.Thomas and Herb bought on Talbot.

He has had two major additions, a chapel in the front and the large addition to the north which was built eight years ago. He says Aylmer is unique as the conservative Mennonite groups here like to build their own coffins and do their own dressing and he prepares embalming for Amish funerals but they also do their own dressing and they do funerals in their homes. He is most concerned about the trend away from visitations/funerals believing that “funerals are for the living.” He is in partnership with his son Bob and at age 80 believes he is the oldest active funeral director in southwestern Ontario. He still comes in most days and plans to continue “as long as people want to see me.” He only plans to  retire when “they put me in a box.”

 

 

TRACTOR PULL HAD 1 AM EXTENSION

 

Some concerns were expressed by some readers relating to the lateness of the Tractor Pull this past weekend at the fairgrounds sponsored by the Aylmer and Malahide Fair Board. Fair Board President Scott Lewis confirmed that they had an extension to the town’s noise bylaw, to 1 am,  granted to them by the Aylmer Police.  Said Scott: “The fair board did get a noise by-law extension for both nights. Due to the rain on Saturday, it delayed our show two hours, which in turn took it to 12:45am unfortunately. Friday night, we were done around 11 pm. Overall the show went well. It was also too bad that the Band we hired wasn’t able to play, due to the extended pulling.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, July 4/17

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will publish again THURS.

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Wed – CANCELLED – EEC Complex Board meeting

-Thu -Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-Thu -TriCounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts: Burgessville, 8 pm

-Fri -TriCounty Fastball: Straffordville hosts Woodstock, 8:30 pm

 

 

AYLMER POOL STAFF

 

(Information from Nancy Campbell of the YWCA) – Staff at the Aylmer Pool this year: Sabryn Johnson is Sr. Head Guard, Erica Zimmer is Head Swim Team Coach & Head Guard, Jaden Nesbitt and Sandy Vanderkooy are Jr. Head Guards. There are six Instructor/Lifeguards, six Instructors and six Assistant Water Safety Instructors. Public swim times are: Monday to Friday  1:30 pm to 4 and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 pm to 4:30; also Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nights from 7 pm to 8:30.

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Jones, Barbara Ann of Belmont passed away Thursday aged 82. Survivors: husband Ernie Jones; one son etc.. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held.

 

-Van Camp, Bertha of Springfield passed away Sunday in her 88th year. Wife of the late John Van Camp (1988). Survivors: children Thea Ostrosser(Kavin) and Jackie Moore(Bill), both of Springfield etc.. She was born in the Netherlands. Visitation at the HA Kebbel Funeral Home on Sunday July 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows, Roman Catholic Church on Monday, July 10 at 10 am.

 

 

NEW AYLMER POLICE OFFICER

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer) – The new “recruit” for Aylmer Police is Jake Fischer. He is a former officer from St.Thomas with 8 years of experience. He was brought on in the midst of two officers that are on long term disability. One of those officers has returned to work but we do have two pending retirements in December this year – myself & Sgt. Gibson. Our authorized/recognized strength still remains at 13. This additional officer is filling the current illness gap. Financially the absent officers’ wages are insured so there is no impact to the budget. Jake is a lifelong Elgin county resident.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE REPORT

 

(From Fire Chief Randy White)

-June 29, Station 1 Port Burwell, burn complaint on King St Vienna

-June 30, Both stations, MVC on Nova Scotia Line, single vehicle, minor injuries

-July 2, Both stations, wires down on Edison Dr in Vienna,

-July 3, Vienna, gas meter broken off at a house on Centre St.

 

 

EESS TECH CAMP

 

(Contributed by EESS teacher Craig Suffel) –”This years OYAP Summer Technology camp will run from Monday July 17th to Friday July 21st from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at EESS. The cost is free through sponsorship from OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program). The students will be instructed in Technical Design, Green Industries/Horticulture and Woodworking shops. Parent permission forms are available in the school’s office or on the EESS Website. We have a limit of 45 students and spaces are still available. This is open to all students who are currently going into grade 7 or grade 8.”

 

 

S.CORNERS GIRLS WON TVDSB SOFTBALL

 

(Information from Coach Greg Broadhead) – “This was the first year Summers Corners PS entered a girls’ team in the TVDSB softball league. We won regionals against Locke St. PS on May 31st. We then went on to win the TVDSB Finals at Stronach Park in London on June 13th beating Westmount PS 12-11.On the team were: Kayla Voros (Captain), Bailee Smith (Captain), Trudy Friesen, Joslynn Henderson, Maxx Schnekenburger, Selecia Wall, Ella Cattrysse, Lauren Cox, Meg McCallum, Isabelle Plain, Sadie McKay, and Julie Nagelhout.

 

 

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