JENNINGS: Florence of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2015

web frontPassed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Sunday, August 30th, 2015. Florence Bennett (Smith) Jennings of Forest in her 81st year. Dear mother of Karen Lynch, Alan Jennings (Lori) and Debbie Jones (Keith). Loving grandmother of Cameron, Christopher, Heather, Derek, Destiny, Meghan, Andrea, Angela, Matthew, Lesa, David, Karen, Andrea and Emma. Florence will be sadly missed by her 17 great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Elsie McCahill. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Violet Smith.   Visitation will be held at DENNINGS OF FOREST, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 from 5-8 pm. Funeral service will be held at the Forest United Church on Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. David Dyke officiating. Interment Beechwood cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions to the Forest United Church or St. Joseph’s Hospice, London would be appreciated. Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 786-2401)

 

Filed Under: London, Sarnia

SMITH: Victoria Anne “Vicky” (nee Pylypiuk)

Posted by on August 31, 2015

SMITH, Victoria Anne “Vicky” (nee Pylypiuk)

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful yet unexpected passing of Vicky at the age of 72 at the P.R.H.C on Sunday August 30, 2015 as a result of an accident. Beloved wife of 51 years to Edmund “Ted” Smith of Curve Lake, formerly of Burlington, Ontario.  She will be sadly missed by her loving daughter, Arley Anne Smith (Steve Berry) and her son, Edmund R. Smith Jr.  Vicky will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Christine Beckett (Douglas), her brothers John Powell (Donna) and Terry Pylypiuk and her sister-in-law Robin Murray (Kenny).  Vicky was predeceased by her sister Luba Peck and will be missed by her nieces and nephews, Sarah, Meagan, Alexander, Kevin, Kendra, Cameron and Ben.  A celebration of Vicky’s life will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Sunday September 20, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Friends may send condolences and make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

“Always in our Hearts”

Filed Under: Ontario, Peterborough

CHAPMAN, James of London previously of Grand Bend and Strathroy

Posted by on August 31, 2015

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James Frank Chapman of London and formerly Strathroy and Grand Bend, unexpectedly passed at London Health Sciences Centre- University Hospital on August 30th, 2015 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Susanne (Ferguson) Chapman (1999). James will be sadly missed by many including his fiancé Mercedes Zabala and by his sister Alice MacLean and her husband Jerry of Exeter. Predeceased by his parents Gerald and Doris Chapman and sister Doreen Kirk. Uncle Jim will be missed by Gary and Jane MacLean, Julianne and Ken Varley, Don and Joyce Kirk, and Kathy Kirk as well as many great-nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service has taken place. A special thank you to Dr. Andrew Smaggus and his team at L.H.S.C- University Hospital. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Cancer Research. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

Roberts: James Thomas

Posted by on August 31, 2015

ROBERTS: James Thomas – (December 26, 1947 ~ August 28, 2015)
After a courageous battle with cancer, Jim peacefully passed away, Friday, August 28, 2015. Jim was the beloved partner of Irene Gray. Loving father of Scott (Mellanie) and Gillian. Devoted OPA of Nathan and Spencer. Loving brother of Susan (John), Nancy (Paul), Margaret (Richard) and John (Sue). Loved brother-in-law of Stuart Lawrie (Carol) and nephew of Nancy and Tom Roberts and Jack and Lorna Young. Uncle “Pete” to many nieces and nephews. Jim will be greatly missed by many friends and family. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 517 Mara Rd., Beaverton on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 2 PM – 4 PM. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers donations to the Princess Margaret Hospital will be appreciated. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Ontario

SWARUK: Peter Geoffrey, of London

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Sawruk edit1Peacefully, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Victoria Hospital, in his 55th year.  Loving husband of Nicole (née Horner).  Cherished son of Mary and the late William Sawruk and son-in-law of Rick and Estelle Horner.  Dear brother of Christopher, Stephen (Teresa), and Marcie (Len) Pieprzak, and brother-in-law of Ryan Horner and Jason (Jill) Horner.  Treasured nephew of Joan Jelly and Ralph (Molly) Green, and uncle of Taylor, Alan “A.J.”, Megan, Jacob, Taylor, Paige and Ella.  He will be fondly remembered and missed by many cousins, family and friends.  A proud alumnus of U.W.O., Pete’s passion for cars, especially Mustangs, boating, waterskiing and travelling was a big part of his enjoyment which he loved to share with friends and family.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pete are asked to consider “The DASH” (Kristen O’Halloran Memorial Fund).

Filed Under: London, Ontario

MYRE: Rita of Plantagenet

Posted by on August 31, 2015

myre ritaMrs. Rita Myre from Plantagenet passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late René Myre; the daughter of the late Jean-André Pilon and of the late Angelina Brabant; the loving mother of Royal (Louise Joly), Georges (Louise Bélair) and Lucie (Pierre Séguin); the adored grandmother of four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 1243, Lansdowne, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the F.X. Berthiaume Chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 837, Pitt Unite # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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Filed Under: Ontario

BRAILEY: William Charles of Beaverton

Posted by on August 31, 2015

BRAILEY: William Charles – (June 17, 1926 – August 31, 2015) passed away peacefully after a short illness.  Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years Eunice (Tracy) Brailey of Beaverton; his children Marilyn (Roydon) Erb of Rothesay NB, Charles (Carole) of Morinville, Alberta, John (Sandra) of Claremont and predeceased by his daughters Marie and Margaret. He is survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 12 noon until 2 PM., and will be followed by a graveside service and interment at St. Andrew’s – St. James Cemetery, Orillia at 3 PM. If so desired memorial donations in memory of Bill to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Ontario

ALLISON: David John of Norwood, Ontario,

Posted by on August 31, 2015

ALLISON, David John

It is with a sad and lonely heart that Shirley announces the passing of her best friend David John Allison of Norwood on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at his residence.  David was 70 years old, born on December 19, 1944.  He is survived by sons Scott and Paul, sister Susan Herron and her husband Larry and nephew Peter.  At David’s request, there will be no visitation or service.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

Filed Under: Ontario, Peterborough

Barker, Joan Edith (nee Maidlow)

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Barker(J)IN MEMORY OF
JOAN EDITH BARKER (NEE MAIDLOW)

Obituary for Joan Edith Barker (October 17, 1934 – August 27, 2015)

Joan, Jo, Joanie, Mom and Nana. All of these were titles given to one incredible woman. After suffering a massive stroke last week, Joan passed away peacefully in Royal Victoria Hospital on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Joan was predeceased by the love of her life Fred (Ted), aka Teddy Bear. Beloved mother of Stephen (Susan), James (Lisa) and Lynn (Gregory). Cherished nana of James, Kimberley, Christopher (Angela), Alisha, Tabitha, Joshua, Jacob and Tyler. Recently earning her title as great grandmother to Benjamin.

Joan was an active member of the Allandale Seniors Center and could be found playing carpet bowling or cribbage at the center with all her friends. Saturdays were reserved for a fun afternoon or wine, cheese and an intense game of dominoes in her dining room along side her best friend and companion of the several years Robert (Bob) Godfrey.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free;
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
If my parting has left a void;
then fill it with remembered joy.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
good friends, good times,?a loved one’s touch.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free. AMEN.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.on.ca would be greatly appreciated.

Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.peacefultransition.ca

Filed Under: Ontario

MOES, Annie of Strathroy

Posted by on August 31, 2015

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Peacefully passed on August 30th, 2015 in her 91st year at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka. Beloved wife of the late Albert Moes (2010) for 67 loving years. Proud mother of Henry Moes, Jane (Jerry) Van Arnhem, John (Christine) Moes, Rhoda (Barth) Wassing, Ron (Kathy) Moes, and Rick (Christine) Moes. Cherished grandmother of 17 special grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Annie will be remembered by many extended family and friends in The Netherlands and Australia. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 from 7-9p.m at Denning’s of Strathroy. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 3rd at 1p.m at Strathroy East Christian Reformed Church. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Sakura House (Woodstock). Online condolences may be left at denning.ca

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

WALLS, Walter Clifford

Posted by on August 31, 2015

WEB_Walls_WalterPassed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on August 29, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Loving father of Randy Walls, Jim Walls, Florence Walls, Karyn Walls Jolink (Rudy), Sheldon Walls (Debbie). Proud grandpa of Clayton, Justin (Julie), Jamille (Andriana), Eric (Sarah), Jennifer (Trevor), Crystal (Ryan), Tameisha (Fayez), Jasmine, Cassandra, and Railton. Great grandpa of Hailee, Bryson, Berlin, and Roman. Reunited with late wife Mary Walls (2005). Missed by sister Corrine Smith.

Walter was a long time member of the Puce First Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Mason.

Visiting Thursday September 3, 2015 from 3 pm until time of Service at 5 pm at Puce First Baptist Church (710 Puce Rd, Emeryville). Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

O’CONNOR, John Douglas “Doug” of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2015

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Peacefully at the Victoria Retirement Residence in Cobourg on Friday, August 28th, 2015, J. Douglas O’Connor at 90 years of age.  Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth.  Survived by Elsie Patrick. Dear father of Michael O’Connor (Susan Brown) and Pamela O’Connor.  Cherished grandfather of Aaron O’Connor (Jamie-Lynn), Kathryn Rawlings, Jessica Rawlings (Joseph) and great grandfather to five.  Predeceased by his siblings Betty, Wallace, and Robert.  Cremation with interment at the Field of Honour in Montreal.  Donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be appreciated. Sincere thanks to the wonderful caring staff  at Victoria Retirement Residence.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

CONIAM: Sharon Frances (nee Grzesiak) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Sharon ConiamCONIAM- Sharon Frances Coniam (nee Grzesiak) was promoted to glory on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 70.  Sharon is survived by her beloved husband Derek; her cherished daughter Sheri; her dear sister Valerie (Bob) and their sons Michael (Niki) and Christopher (Sandra); her brother Michael (Marlene); by her brother-in-law John (Marian); forever remembered by her dear nieces and nephews.  Also missed by her close friends Sylvia and Maurice Hewitt and their children Maurice Jr., Georgina (Phil) and their children Mackenzie & Alexander, Peter (Shannon) and their children Holly & Lily.  Sharon was a member of The Salvation Army Citadel in St. Thomas and worked at Shopper’s Drug mart for 30 years.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will take place at The Salvation Army Citadel 380 Elm Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to The Salvation Army or S.T.E.G.H.-Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas, Toronto

SPARK: Hanna (Gödel) of London

Posted by on August 31, 2015

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Passed away peacefully on August 29, 2015 in her 98th year at McGarrell Place, London. Hanna was born in Anneburg, Germany to Albin and Paula Gödel. She was predeceased by her husband, Joe, and one sister, Elfriede. She studied Nursing and worked in Germany, England and Canada. She met and married Joe Spark in 1956 in Fort William, Ontario. She was a world traveller and loved to entertain her many friends. She will be missed by her godchild Ingrid Stapff, Germany and by her dear friends Christel, Norma, Reinhild, Hella, Margot and Dina, who visited her regularly in the Nursing Home. Special thanks to Dr. Karen Lo and the staff at McGarrell Place for their kindness and compassion. Hanna was a faithful member of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1960. A Funeral Service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1 Frank Place, (Corner of Frank & Wellington S., London) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 am., Pastor David Wirt officiating. Cremation will follow and the Final Resting place at Woodland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Hanna’s name to the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1 Frank Place, London ON, N6C 1W1. Funeral arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, London (519) 433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

MARION, Leo

Posted by on August 30, 2015

WEB_Marion_LeoPeacefully, with his family by his side, on August 29, 2015 at the age of 92. Predeceased by his beloved wife Leah (nee Lessard) (2010). Loving father to Jody Prutchick (Tim), and Tyrra (Lisa). Treasured pépé of Shane (Stephanie), Michael and Tia. Adored great pépé of Leah, Lindsay and Megan. Predeceased by parents Archie and Catherine and by his in-laws Albert and Elizabeth Lessard. Dear brother of the late Marie and her late husband Bill, the late Jim and his wife Milly, Agnes and her late husband Howard, the late Catherine and her late husband Jim, the late Joe and his wife Lorraine, Theresa and her late husband Peno, Francis and his wife Marilyn, the late Lorna and her husband Ron. Loving brother-in-law of the late Beatrice and Chuck, the late Alma and Eugene, the late Bernadette and Nelson, Don and his wife Dorothy and the late Connie. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Leo will be sadly missed by his family & friends. Lifetime member of Knights of Columbus Council # 9528, St. Vincent de Paul. If you so desire, donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayers at 4:00 p.m. followed by Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST FUNERAL HOME, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-5841 at which time there will be a procession to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2015 Balfour, for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

McCONNELL, Edward James, of Harrow

Posted by on August 30, 2015

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Passed away peacefully on August 26 at his home in Harrow at the age of 69. He was born in Windsor, son of the late Jim (1972) and Margaret (Anderson 1985) McConnell. Cherished nephew of Doris Anderson, and predeceased by aunts and uncles Helen and Clarence Macdonald, Eileen and Charles Gordon, and Fred Anderson. Much loved cousin of Margaret Mary McDonnell and family, the late Carol Macdonald, Tom Gordon and family, Doug Gordon and family, the late Charles Gordon, and May Jo (Ben) Sonneveld, and family. Dear friend of Ray and Rosalind Knight and Bob and Cheryll Damphouse. Over the years Ed worked at Windsor Office Supply, the Harrow Legion and Kingsville Golf and Country Club. A sports enthusiast, Ed played baseball and golf and made many special friendships at the KGCC where he had been a member since 1968. He enjoyed his Michigan golf, playing “Ed’s Best 50 Michigan Courses.” He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit, humour, and kindness, and will be especially missed by his Saturday golf partners Tony, Bob and, Ray. Friends and family will be received at the GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow on Tuesday September 1st from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Ed’s life will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday September 2nd at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Frank Staples officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart &Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.geraldasmith.ca

Filed Under: Windsor

SMITH: Alice

Posted by on August 30, 2015

SMITH, Alice Wilhemine (Currah),age 75, formerly of Wyoming, passed away on Saturday August 29, 2015 at Watford Quality Care Centre. Beloved wife of the late Donald William Smith (2005). Loving mother of Penny and her husband Geoff Cox of Wyoming. Predeceased by her parents Elmer and Margaret (Finch) Currah, her brother Leonard (Phyllis) Currah and infant sister Eliza Alberta Elizabeth Currah. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday September 2, 2015 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Thursday September 3, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Betty Jean Page officiating. Interment in Black Creek Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to charity of choice. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.com . Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

Filed Under: Sarnia

WILLITS: George D. of Woodstock

Posted by on August 30, 2015

WillitswebWILLITS, George Donald – At rest on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Woodstock, ON. Late of 82 Wellington Street North, Woodstock. Born in Bothwell, ON in 1931. Beloved husband of 61 years to Kathleen (nee Rodwell). Survived by children Gordon & Christine of B.C., David of Brockville, Mary-Ann & George M. of Woodstock, 10 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.   Predeceased by son Daniel (1982), sisters Betty (2003), Margaret (2012) and Dorothy (2014). Brother to Larry of Winnipeg, Robert of Napanee and Daniel of London. George was Brother of King Hiram Lodge #78, Comp. Prince of Wales Chapter #133, Sir Kt. Templar Gondemar Preceptory #16, Noble and past Brockville Boss Klown, Tunis Temple Shrine. Past manager Eastern Canadian Division Tillsonburg Pipe and Supply. Retired manager Brockville Branch Mutual Life of Canada (after leading it to #1 position). Past Chairman of Mutual Life Managers Council, of St. Lawrence-Rideau L.U.A.C./C.L.U. Education Committee of several Brockville Wall St. United Church Committees, Past Clerk of Session Trinity United, Smiths Falls; as well as Past President Smiths Falls Jaycee and the B.C. & Yukon J.C.I Senate. Author of The Willits Families of Upper Canada et alia.   Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 am. Immediately following the service the family invites everyone to 82 Wellington Street North, Woodstock for a memorial reception. Interment will take place at a later date in Bothwell Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church – Bell Tower, The Ronald McDonald House or the Special Olympics Woodstock. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

STILLMAN, Donald Gary

Posted by on August 30, 2015

August 29, 2015 at WRH-Met Campus. Beloved husband of over 36 years to Maria. Cherished father of Jodie (Ken) St. Antoine, Mark (Joline) Anger, Jeffrey (Shannon) Stillman. Predeceased by his son Michael (2006) & by his parents Rudy & Lucy Stillman. Loving Gramps of 11 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Carol (Tom) Mangin, & Sue (Brian) Fuller. Don retired from the City of Windsor after over 30 years of dedicated service. Don was a proud Mason & Shriner. He was also an active member of Legion #143.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting will take place on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital & Windsor Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you to the nurses & staff at WRH-Met (4 West) for the exceptional care & compassion shown to Don & his family. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

de Vlugt: Henderikus of Mount Brydges, formerly of Ailsa Craig.

Posted by on August 30, 2015

INSIDEBANNERPHOTOPeacefully at home, after a long and full life, on Friday, August 28, 2015, Henk de Vlugt of Mount Brydges, formerly of Ailsa Craig, in his 102nd year. Beloved husband of Doris de Vlugt (deceased) and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Strathroy, 32 Metcalfe Street West, on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, with the Memorial Service to follow thereafter. Reception to follow at The Kingdom Hall, 50 Ontario Street East, Strathroy. A special thank you to all of the wonderful care and support provided by CCAC, ParaMed and VON. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

Okolisan: Viora “Vera” of West Lorne

Posted by on August 29, 2015

Peacefully, at SPic- Okolisant. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, August 28, 2015. Vera Okolisan (nee Martin) of West Lorne passed away in her 74th year. Dear wife of Ion “Jon” and loving mother of Anelia “Nellie” (Henk) Coppes and Sam Okolisan. Survived by her grandchildren Hanna, Emily, Jonathan and Peter. Dear sister of Florika Martin. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 519-785-0810 on Tuesday, September 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a funeral service will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 11:00 am with Ann Dionisio officiating. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to The Lung Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca .

RIDDLE: Irene May of Parkhill.

Posted by on August 29, 2015

Peacefully at Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care on August 28, 2015, Irene May Riddle, in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Riddle (2008).  Dear mother of Helen (Norman) Roder and Kevin (Donna) Riddle.  Grandma of Shannon (Bill) Rogers and Christopher (Brandy) Hunter.  Proud great grandma of Tyler Bowie and Navy Hunter.  In keeping with Irene’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.  Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or the Women’s Rural Resource Centre, Strathroy. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

JOHNSON: Isabelle

Posted by on August 29, 2015

JOHNSON, Isabelle, Margaret (Somes) age 77, of Sarnia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday August 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late James Edwin Johnson (2005). Loving mother of Dianne Huff, Mary Margaret (Guy) Poirier, all of Wallaceburg; Alexander (Barb) Johnson, Blenheim; Debra (Dan) Rabideau, Wallaceburg; John Johnson, Wilkesport; Betty (Ken) Melton, Corunna, Sandra (Tim) Johnson Wallaceburg. Dear grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Joyce (Don) Cooper, Nettie Nutt, all of Sarnia; Fred (Lillian) Somes, Brigden. Survived by several nieces and nephews and best friends Carl and Kate Peterson. Predeceased by her parents James and Nettie (Saunders) Somes, brothers Charles and Jacob Somes, sister Marie Lumley and granddaughter Charlotte Johnson. Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday August 31, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday September 01, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Memories and condolences may be sent on line at www.steadmanbrothers.com Steadman brothers 519-864-1193

Filed Under: Sarnia

HONSBERGER: Jim, of London

Posted by on August 29, 2015

Honsberger MR Front 2It is with sad and heavy hearts that the family of Jim Honsberger announce his passing on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at University Hospital at the age of 72.  Loving and loved husband of 49 years to Carole.  Cherished father of Shannon and Greg Honsberger.  Adored Grampa of Amber, Meaghan, Jordyn and Cameron.  Dear brother of Bonnie Duff (Dennis) and brother-in-law of Joan King (Camille).  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Jim was passionate about volunteering with the Byron Optimists, the Track 3 Ski Program and Meals on Wheels, and also organized the “City Employees” ski bus for 34 years.  Jim was a believer in supporting and giving to the community and, with that in mind, his final wish was to bequeath his body to UWO.  A memorial reception to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Jim’s memory are asked to consider the Cardiac Fitness Institute or the Optimist Club of Byron.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

MACRAE: Neil Donald, of London

Posted by on August 29, 2015

9 October 1935 – 28 August 2015

At home following a long fight with cancer.  Neil is survived by son John, grandsons Matthew and Carmine, and sister Miriam, and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by parents Hilda and Harvey and sister Jean.  Following a B.Sc. from the Faculty of Engineering at Queen’s University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. from McMaster University and post-doctoral year at the University of Minnesota, Neil joined the Department of Geology (renamed the Department of Earth Sciences) at the University of Western Ontario where he (reluctantly) retired – to concentrate on his struggle with cancer – after 47 years of teaching, research and student supervision in 2012.  Neil spent brief research leaves at Lehigh University, the Carnegie Institute, and Purdue University, and longer sabbaticals at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  His many publications range widely, including mantle xenoliths in Australia, diamonds in Canada’s north, and abundance of various economic mineral associations, and intriguing characteristics of meteorites.  Cremation has taken place; Neil’s ashes will be interred on the same site as his parents at the Lingwick Protestant Cemetery in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  A reception will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Neil and family wish to extend particular thanks to the doctors and nurses of the London Regional Cancer Program (Victoria Hospital) for their remarkable care and friendship throughout his lengthy treatments. Those wishing to make a donation in Neil’s memory are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

Filed Under: London, Ontario