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Gres - daughter

Event Date : Wednesday, May 09, 1945
Event Type : Birth
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Community : Other - Bradford
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Description : A daughter to Mr and Mrs Paul Gres of Bradford at Toronto General Hospital.

Bradford Witness

Bohoniuk, Mushacio (Michael) obituary

Event Date : Saturday, June 13, 1936
Event Type : Death

Description : Bohoniuk, 25-year-old Ukranian, of Toronto, was drowned in the Holland Marsh irrigation canal, at the point where the canal skirts the rear of Mr. J. W. Wilson's farm. He had arrived in Bradford two days before and secured work with Anglo del Zotto and F. Bollsanelo, market gardeners. Having finished work, he decided to bathe in the canal. When he did not appear for supper, a search was instituted, police were called, and eventually his body was found in about nine feet of water. The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of T. Kilkenny & Son, Bradford. Coroner Dr. J. A. Cummings did not feel that an inquest was necessary.The brother of the dead man had the body removed to Toronto for burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Cilipka, Andrew obituary

Event Date : Tuesday, February 04, 1997
Event Type : Death

Description : At Bradford Place. Of the Holland Marsh. Husband of the late Helen (Bugra). Father of Helen and her husband Peter Popijal of Agincourt, and Dorothy Cilipka of Bradford. Brother of John Cilipka of the Czech Republic. Grandfather of Diane Sherman of Clearwater, Florida, Vicky Al Joundi of Etobicoke and Andrew Popijal of Agincourt. Visitation and funeral service at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford. Interment at York Cemetery, Willowdale.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Van Luyk, Gertrude (Oosterhuis) death

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Event Date : Saturday, January 22, 1994
Event Type : Death
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Community : Other - Bradford
Description : Peacefully at York County Hospital, Newmarket, in her 75th year. Nee Oosterhuis. Resident of the Holland Marsh. Wife of the late Adrianus and his wife Sara, Greta and her late husband Adrian Hordyk, Peter, Anita and her husband John Brouwer. Sister of Rudy, Herman and Gilbert Oosterhuis, Ruth Noordhuis and predeceased by Stouffer, John and Gus Oosterhuis. Also survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford. Service at the Holland Marsh Christian Reformed Church. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. Donations to the Lou Gehrig's Disease or to the Newmarket and District Association for Community Living would be appreciated. *Original stored in Joe Saint Collection.

Toronto Star

Kanyo, John Steve obituary

Event Date : Sunday, December 15, 1991
Event Type : Death

Description : Suddenly at Meaford in his 72nd year. Resident of the Holland Marsh (Bradford). Husband of Anna Weber. Father of Joe and his wife Lynn and Steve and his wife Barbara. Brother of William and his wife Julia, Gizi and her husband Paul Borscok. Grandfather of Christa, Jacquie, Shelly and Shayne. Visitation at the Lathangue & Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Bradford. Funeral Mass at the Holy Martyrs of Japan Church, Bradford. Interment in Holy Martyrs Cemetery. Donations to the Cardiac Care Unit at York County Hospital Foundation, Newmarket, would be appreciated.

Toronto Star

Havinga, Michael John & Matthews, Jeanne Harriet

Event Date : Friday, May 16, 1952
Event Type : Marriage

Description : Jeanne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Matthews, to Michael Havinga, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Havinga, all of the Holland Marsh. The wedding took place at the Christian Reformed Church, Ansnorveld. Rev. S. G. Brondsema of Toronto officiated. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Henrietta Matthews, as maid of honour, and by her cousins, Miss Rena Van Zuiden and Miss Jean Hagan as bridesmaids. Little nieces of the groom, Marianne and Thelma Miedema, were the flower girls. Mr. Ralph Havinga of Windsor was his brother's groomsman and the ushers were Messrs. Sidney Van Dyke and Fred Havinga. The bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Flack, were host and hostess to the guests for afternoon tea. Mr. George Horlings, the bride's uncle, was master of ceremonies at the reception in the Community Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Havinga will reside in Toronto. Before her marriage several showers "of gifts were held in honour of the bride who has been a member of the office staff at Holland River Gardens Co. Limited. "

Bradford Witness

Buys, Peter & Engelage, Jane

Event Date : Thursday, August 06, 1953
Event Type : Marriage

Description : Jane Engelage to Peter Buys. The wedding took place at the Christian Reformed Church.

Bradford Witness

Havinga, Abraham death

Event Date : Saturday, August 22, 1953
Event Type : Death

Description : A pioneer settler and highly esteemed resident of the Holland Marsh, Mr. Abraham Havinga, passed away at Newmarket Hospital on Saturday, August 22, following a long period of failing heart. Born at Kielwindeweer, Holland, in 1879, Mr. Havinga, with his wife and family, came to Canada in 1930. Four years later in 1934, they settled on the Holland Marsh as members of the first little community of Dutch Canadians who pioneered the development of the gardening project which today is known across the continent. He was one of the little group who built the first small church on the Marsh and the members of his family were among the pupils of the marsh's first school and assisted in the care of the books which comprised their little church's first library. One of the early deaths on the Marsh was Mrs. Havinga, leaving her husband and a family of ten sons and daughters. Ten years after the death of the mother of his family, Mr. Havinga visited his native Holland where he remarried on January 27, 1949, in Groningen He is survived by his second wife and his family of five daughters and five sons, namely Miss Elsa Havinga, R.N., of New York; Mrs. Peter Turkstra (Tena)of Hamilton; Mrs. A.C. Klemn (Joan) of Toronto; Mrs. T. Miedema (Cora), R.R. 2, Newmarket; Mrs. C.M. Sneep (Elsey), Chatham; John Havinga, Granum, Alberta; Jack Havinga, Granum, Alberta; Fred of Toronto; Ralph of Windsor, and Michael of Toronto. A most devout member of the Christian Reformed Church, Mr. Havinga's funeral was from his Holland Marsh Christian Reformed Church with the newly appointed minister of the Springdale Church, Rev. R. Wildschut, conducting the services. Internment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. The pallbearers were members of the early families of the Marsh, namely Messers. John Van Dyke, E. De Young, A Biemold, Walter Horlings, L. Boonstra and H. Prins.

Bradford Witness

Matthews, Ralph death

Event Date : Wednesday, June 27, 1956
Event Type : Death

Description : One of the most beloved, respected and best known gentleman of this community passed away suddenly this morning as the result of a heart attack in the person of Ralph Matthews. Mr. Matthews left his home in Ansnorveld this morning, Wednesday, June 27, as usual, for his duties at Holland River Gardens Co. Limited. Shortly after 8 o'clock he suffered a heart seizure and passed away. Apparently he had been enjoying good health but Mr. Matthews gave of his energy and good cheer so freely to others that the strain doubtless took its toll. Conscientious in his business duties, he was still ever ready to lead with his cheerful good humour as master of ceremonies at social gatherings in the evening.He was a friend to all and esteemed by all. His sudden death is a personal loss, not only to his family, but to the members of the Ansnorveld community and to the many who were delighted to call him their friend in Bradford. The sympathy of everyone who had the good fortune to know Ralph Matthews will be extended to his wife and daughters. The funeral will be from the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home, where the body is resting, on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Bradford Witness

Wist, Glen drowning

Event Date : Wednesday, July 10, 1957
Event Type : Death

Description : Little Glen Wist, 6, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wist of the Holland Marsh, was drowned in the canal beside his home at noon last Wednesday. Apparently he had fallen into the water while playing with a small toy boat, to which he had attached a string about eight feet long.Glen had been at the storage building with his two elder brothers, Gary and Paul, and his father. At noon Mr. Wist told the three boys to go home for lunch. When Mr. Wist reached home it was realized that the youngest brother was missing. A search was immediately begun, and when they went to the canal they found the toy boat floating on the water. When they pulled in the boat, little Glen's body came in sight, the string of the boat being tied to his foot. Resuscitation work was begun immediately by his father, and a neighbour. Bradford fire brigade was called and the firemen, with the help of Miss Marilyn Ritchie, R.N., who was soon joined by a doctor, worked for three and a half hours, but in vain. Little Glen was a bright, lovable little chap who would have started to school this fall, had he been spared. He is survived by his two elder brothers, Gary 11 and Paul 8, and his parents. The funeral was held from the Church of Holy Martyrs, Bradford, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bradford.

Bradford Witness

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