BRANT, Judy

Posted by on January 31, 2016

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Unexpectedly, on January 31, 2016 at 77 years of age. Cherished wife of Ron Brant for 31 years. Loving step-mother of Fred Brant and wife Mary, Pam and husband Larry Thompson, Bev High, Barb Brant, Ron Brant and wife Judy, Sharon and husband Dave Dunwoody and Joe Brant. Treasured Grandma and Nana of Robbie (Amanda), Amie (Mike), Tim, Maaya, Jeremy, Lindsay (Will), Donald, Kelly, Katelynn (Jeff), Kerri, Kim, Allen (Kelly). Adored G.G. of Robbie, Riley, Ryan, Arabella, MacKenzie and Devon. Dear sister of Ruth and husband John Eichinger. She will be sadly missed by her good friends in Vegas and by her canine companion N.G. Special thank-you to Dr. Aboulisayen, Kim and staff at Met hospital and Dr. Quantz and staff of London Health Sciences for their care. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

ENNS: Anna “Mickey” (nee Zimmer) of Kingsville

Posted by on January 31, 2016

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A resident of Kingsville, Mickey Enns passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus with her loving family by her side and on her own terms, at the age of 49. She was born in Leamington and was the daughter of Annie Zimmer and the late Hugo Zimmer. Daughter-in-law of Henry and Lucille Enns. Loving wife of Richard Enns for 24 years. Dear mother of Trista Enns and Dalton Enns. Mickey will also be dearly missed by her brother Michael (Sherry) Zimmer, Mark (Debra) Zimmer; brother-in-law David (Becky) Enns, Mike Henseler (Lisa). Many nieces and nephews will also dearly miss their Mim. She is predeceased by her sister-in-law Heidi Henseler. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Anna’s (Mickey) life will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Funeral Home at 11:00 am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, and as your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Scleroderma Society or Lupus Canada would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

Filed Under: Windsor

KUCHROWY: John Alexander of Oil Springs

Posted by on January 31, 2016

KUCHROWY, John Alexander – Age 73 of Oil Springs, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. He was his own man, one of a kind and loved unconditionally by his family. Beloved husband of Linda Kuchrowy for 52 years. Loving father of Kelly Kuchrowy (Lowana). Cherished grandfather of Breanne (Nathan) and Mathew. Dear brother of Rosemary Tonkin (Megan and Gareth) and extended family. Predeceased by his daughter Dawn (2011), mother Anne (2013), father John (1990) and brother Bob (1972). His canine companion, Clifford, has lost his buddy. John loved to fish and spend time boating with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Maddison and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their wonderful support and care of John during the last two weeks. A special thanks to Don Kersey, Doug Hacking and his visiting nurse, Cynthia.
At John’s request there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.
**Fishing until current kickoff xxx
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

Filed Under: Sarnia

BELTON: Alberta Marion “Betty”, of London

Posted by on January 31, 2016

Belton - editThe family of Alberta Marion “Betty” Belton wishes to celebrate the longevity of their mother’s life, who passed away at peopleCare Oakcrossing, London, on Sunday, January 31st, 2016, in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Belton.  Devoted mother to Katherine Newnes (Ron), Thomas (Betty Jo), John (Linda), Robert (Susan) and Jo Ann Culver (the late Barry).  Beloved Grandmother to Lindsay (Lee), Jeffery, Jack, Sam, Adam (Amanda), Ian and Lauren (Paul).  Cherished great grandmother of Oliver.  A private family service will be held with private interment at Woodland Cemetery.  If desired, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

CAMPBELL, Mary Elizabeth of Point Edward

Posted by on January 31, 2016

Campbell-1WEBCAMPBELL, MARY – At Trillium Villa Nursing home on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Mary Elizabeth (Grabove) Campbell, age 88 of Point Edward passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Donald Robert Campbell (2010) and dear mother of Robert Campbell (Mary-Margaret), Stephanie Campbell Lowe (Trevor), James Campbell (Elena) and Peter Campbell (Josie). She was the loving grandmother of Katherine, Mary, Zachary, Hannah, Peter, Michael, Sasha, Liam, and Luke, sister of Sophie Jackson (William), and George Grabove (Jeanne). Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her sister Dolly Hotchkiss (William), Lily See (Robert) and brothers Alec (Laura) and William (Delores) Grabove. Mary was a longtime member of Point Edward United Church UCW and volunteer with the Lambton Lung Association. She retired as the librarian of the Point Edward Library. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Cremation will follow and a private family interment will be held in Port Lambton Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening, February 2nd between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy made through donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

HOPKINS: Ralph of St. Thomas and formerly of Napanee

Posted by on January 31, 2016

2016_01_31_08_12_56At Elgin Manor, St. Thomas on Friday, January 29th, 2016. Ralph Reginald Hopkins (Retired Sergeant, OPP) passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Pauline (Cummings), his daughter Rhonda Pauline Hopkins (Hossein Naghdianei) of Maple and his son Rick Hopkins (Laura) of Ottawa and his grandchildren Zoya Devon Naghdianei, Graeme Hopkins and Liam Hopkins. Dear brother of Fran McKay (Bruce) of London, Grace Rettie (Murray -dec.) of Norwich, Bill (Margaret) Hopkins of Woodstock and Mary Palmer (Russell) of Woodstock and dear brother in law of Fern Sloan (Wes) of Dutton, Jean Buttinger (Jim –dec.) of St. Thomas and Doreen Cummings (Homer –dec.) of St. Thomas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother and sister in law Phil and Peg Cummings.

Ralph began his 35 year career with the Ontario Provincial Police in 1954 where he was stationed in Haileybury DHQ, he then transferred to Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Temagami, London, Watford, St. Thomas and then to Napanee where he retired after a distinguished career serving Ontario.

At Ralph’s request, a private family graveside ceremony will take place at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to the ALS Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE. Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 785-0810).

GRAVES: EDWIN of At. Catharines

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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Filed Under: Ontario

PLUCHINSKI: Eleanor of Winnipeg

Posted by on January 30, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Eleanor Marion Pluchinski on January 6, 2016

Eleanor was born April 19, 1948 to Hedwig (Howke) and Ernest Pluchinski.  She grew up in Whitemouth before the family moved to Winnipeg in 1953; settling in East Kildonan.  Eleanor attended Miles Macdonell Collegiate, graduating in 1964.  After graduation, Eleanor was employed by the Winnipeg School Division #1, retiring in 1990 after 25 years of dedicated service.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents and baby brother Alfred.  She is sadly missed by her sisters, Dolores (Ewald) Knopf, Margaret (Henry) Splett and Valerie (Alvin) Pescitelli; brother Harvey (Emilie) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Eleanor’s life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent. Following a reception, her ashes were interred in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, Garden of Everlasting Life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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Filed Under: Manitoba, Winnipeg

RONDEAU: Grant Stephen of Winnipeg

Posted by on January 30, 2016

images-4After a hard fought battle with cancer, Grant Rondeau, beloved husband, father, and grandfather has passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Cecile and survived by the love of his life Kelly; daughter Jody; son-in-law Billy; step-children Gary, Cheryl, Josh(Angie) and Tyler as well his siblings Bruce(Phyllis), Tim(Angie) and Kathy(Sinc). He also survived by his 13 grandchildren, Marissa (Jon), Chase, Lacey, Storm, and two foster children Larry, Elyssa, Jennifer, Michael, Keri and Kailee, Parker and Willow.

Grant previously attended Glenwood and Glenlawn Schools. Around the age of 15 he ran his own grocery store, which was one of his first jobs. He was a jack-of-all-trades but his true passion was carpentry; something which has inspired his grandson Chase to follow his footsteps.
In 1987 he and Kelly met and it was love at first sight. Grant was a kind, caring and gentle man. He was there for you when you needed it whether you just needed a good laugh or you needed some advice. He also cared very much for animals and treated his dog Kiki as if she was another human daughter. He always knew how to make anyone laugh with his countless jokes even if the joke had been told several times before. 

All-in-all, Grant was an incredible man who loved to make everyone happy and he will forever live on in his family who loved him dearly.

Grant’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road.  At Grant’s request, please arrive with only good humour and fun memories; leaving as many tears at home as possible.

The family would like to give their deepest sincere thank you to Dr. Dawe and nurse Debbie from CancerCare Manitoba and to his “Earth Angels” from the WRHA Palliative Care Program for the professional and compassionate care they provided Grant in his time of need.

Jody and Billy would like to express a very special thank you to Kelly for taking the best of care of Dad.

Filed Under: Manitoba, Winnipeg

BRADLEY, Ethel Isabel of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

Bradley, Ethel Jan 28Suddenly but peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge on Thursday, January 28th, 2016, Ethel Bradley (nee Muir) in her 95th year. Cherished wife of Joseph Bradley and step-mother of Susan Elaine, Scott, and Anthony. Predeceased by her siblings Edna and Eric. Also missed by her niece Susanne(Ralph) and her great nephew Ryan. Ethel was respected and loved by everyone. She was a graduate of Ammaus Bible College, was fluent in both French and Hebrew and was a missionary to Israel from 1948 to 1953. Ethel taught Sunday School for many years teaching both women and children. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and read her Bible daily right up to the day of her death. Ethel is now with her Saviour forever. A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Thursday, February 4th at 1 pm with visiting one hour prior to the service, from 12 noon until 1 pm. Spring interment at Eddystone Cemetery. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario, Toronto

Paterson, Kaye of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

Paterson, Kaye (July 6, 1922 – January 21, 2016)

Katherine June (Kaye) (nee MacDonald), late of Franklin Gardens, Leamington predeceased by her husband Neil A. Paterson (1993), beloved daughter of John A. MacDonald (1965) and Angeline Beatrice Cameron (1980). Kaye will be sorely missed by Katherine Paterson of Toronto, Dr. Douglas Paterson (Margaret Cole) of Windsor, and Mary Paterson-Wever (ByronWever) of Florida. Mourned by her grand-daughters Katie (David Kerrigan) of Ottawa and Paige Paterson of San Francisco, and her great grandsons Noah and Jack Kerrigan. Remember with love by her sister-in-law Joyce Paterson of Leamington, and as Aunt Kaye by our Paterson cousins. The family wishes to acknowledge the special assistance of caregiver and friend Pauline McCracken, whose faithful attention provided our mother with personal comfort and companionship during her residence at Leamington Court and Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home. Special thanks also go to former caregiver Patsy McLean, and more recently, RaeAnne Ingratta. The staff of Franklin Gardens who gave continuing care to our mother are gratefully appreciated and will always be remembered. Private family arrangements only by Reid Funeral Home, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Knox Presbyterian Church Leamington, 58 Erie Street South, Leamington, ON N8H 1S9. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Plant, Dean Robert of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

20140409_115212Plant, Dean Robert – February 22, 1966 ~ January 27, 2016

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington, Ontario. www.reidfuneralhome.ca

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me now, I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to live, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found my peace at the close of the day.

If parting has left a void,

then fill it with memories of joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life has been full, I have savored much–

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Do not lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

Filed Under: Windsor

Tiessen, Isaac of Pandora, Ohio and formerly Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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88 years, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 in Pandora, Ohio. Beloved husband of Margaret (Wiens) for 51 years. Loving father of Robert and his wife Ingrid. Dear grandfather of Anna and Jacob. Dear brother of Marta Froese (late Jake), Ernie Tiessen (Mary). Predeceased by siblings Betty Derksen (late John), Henry Tiessen (late Louise), Margaret Cowan (late Morris), John Tiessen (late Caron). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Isaac’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

Filed Under: Windsor

Taylor, Irma Joan of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Milton (predeceased May 8, 2013). Dear mother of Richard (Marlene), Mike (Diane), Linda Karn (Dave), Dave (Cheryl), Diana Lalande (Jeff). Loving grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to 9. Irma enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends with lots of laughter and a good card game. The family would like to extend their true appreciation to the Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Palliative Unit staff and the Transition to Betterness volunteers for the compassionate care and friendship they provided. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Irma’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Transition to Betterness. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

WHITMORE: Donald “Don” Alexander of London

Posted by on January 30, 2016

Whitmore - obit editedPeacefully at his residence after a long battle with cancer, on Friday, January 29, 2016, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Roberta Faye Whitmore (née Webb). Loving father of Robert (Kim), Steven (Lori) and Scott (Shelley). Adored grandfather of Kyla (Brian), Christopher (Tanis) and Shane. Dear brother of Shirley (Earl); brother-in-law of James (Verna). Deeply missed by his nephews Geoff (Michelle), Todd, Brian, Allan (Karen) and Ethan; grand-pets Sydney, Zoe, Zena, Grisley, Abe and Lucy. Donald was a teacher, a Class A Mechanic, and the Technical Director at Chippewa Secondary School in North Bay. Donald was a member at RiverBend and Echo Valley, as he was an avid golfer, who often shot his age. He loved snowmobiling, boating, motorcycles, and had a great passion for woodworking. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at RiverBend Golf Community, at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Don are asked to consider LHSF – Cancer Program.

Filed Under: London

ZASIDKO: Anna of London

Posted by on January 30, 2016

Zasidko-EditedPeacefully, at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Friday, January 29, 2016, Anna Zasidko, of London, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Mykola “Nick” Zasidko. Loving mother of Roman (Kathy), Oksana (Art) and the late Orest (2000). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Pamela, Matthew, Nicholas, Olena, Andrew, John, Jackie, Virginia, Jim and Ryan; great-grandchildren Nate, Claudio, Hannah, Elijah, Nigel, Angelina, Kalista, George, Kayla, Izayah, Malikia and Drake. A special thank you to the staff at Country Terrace for their loving and compassionate care they provided Anna. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., with Panahyda (prayers) at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at CHRIST THE KING UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 707 Nelson Street, London, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, Oakville, on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anna are asked to consider LHSF – Cancer Centre

Filed Under: London

Clairmont, Mary (Irene)

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Peacefully on January 29, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Dear mother of Philip, Marilyn and husband Louis. Cherished mémé of Jessica, Danielle, Wendy, Collette, Andrew and the late Michelle and Juan. Dear sister of Frances Baillargeon (the late Leonard), Theresa Trepanier (the late Louis), and predeceased by Alphonse and wife Loretta, Agnes Blain and Homer, Alex, Rose, Alma and Marie. Survived by 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. Mary will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Mary was a very caring and considerate lady who always put others before herself. She was very dedicated to her Catholic faith and that strength was very comforting to her. Special thanks to the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living, 4th floor, for the love and compassion that was shown to Mary and her family. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, friends are invited to join the family after 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Road, Windsor. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Lowry, Navpreet (nee Maan)

Posted by on January 29, 2016

web_lowry  navpreetIt is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Navpreet, at her home on January 27, 2016 at the age of 38 years. Loving and cherished wife to Greg. Treasured daughter of Amar and Balbir Maan, Carol Lowry and Ken Lowry and wife Jan. Loving sister of Bindi Maan and husband Amandeep Kandhola, Sandip Maan, Mandip Maan and Christine Cacciato and husband John. Beloved Baby Massi of Justin and Sonia and loving aunt of Sarah and Christopher. She will be sadly missed by her many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends in both Canada and India. Navpreet graduated with Honours in Psychology, was a post graduate in Human Resources and was a Certified Psychiatric Registered Nurse. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

MASSE, Corinne Beatrice (nee Caza)

Posted by on January 29, 2016

web_Masse_CorinneWith family by her side, on January 28, 2016 at 91 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Jeremie (2014). Devoted mother of Dennis (Lindy), David (Theresa) and Mark (Kristin). Loving Mémé of Stephen, Kenneth, Jeremy, Lauren and Olivia. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. As per Corinne’s wishes a private family service was held. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Funeral 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

PINAZZA, Sisto

Posted by on January 29, 2016

web_pinazza sistoPeacefully surrounded by his family on January 28, 2016 at 90 years. Born in Domegge di Cadore Italy. Beloved husband of Luisa for 62 years. Predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters in Italy and Detroit. Dear father to Lorenzo (Cindy), Rita Brunet (Yvon), Rina Hoffmann, and Lidia Bunt (Kevin). Proud and dearly loved Nonno (Grandfather) to Melissa Kakuk (Steven), Stephanie Robinson (Myles), Philip McKinnon (Victoria), Dannie McKinnon (Terra), Vanessa Hoffmann (Stephen), Eric Hoffmann (Amanda), Iain Bunt and Katey Bunt and great grandfather (Bisnonno) who will be sadly missed by all his great-grandchildren Matthew, Jason, Sophia, PJ, Madelynne, and Penelope. Sisto was a respected and hardworking self-taught machinist at Wheatley Manufacturing and Anchor Danly Tool and Die for over 35 years. For many years dad took great pleasure in performing with the Il Coro Italiano singing choir. He enjoyed cooking and sharing stories of his life when he first came to Canada to live in 1949. His friends and family will sadly miss him. If so desired contributions can be made to the Windsor Downtown Mission. Visiting Sunday 2-5 & 7-9pm. Prayers Sunday 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at St Paul Church (5885 Malden Rd.) after 10:00am until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Entombment to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BLAIR, Helen Ileen of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on January 29, 2016

BLAIR, Helen Ileen

Suddenly entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital, on Friday January 29th, 2016. Helen (Hamilton) Blair of Brockville age 84 years. Beloved wife of John H. W. Blair. Loving mother of John Blair (Darla) of Lyn, Mike Blair (Cheryl) and Sue Toth of Brockville, Angie Tessier (Paul) of Mallorytown and the late Kirk Blair and Sherry Baker. Cherished grandmother and great grandmother to many. Dear sister of Pat Hamilton (Margaret), Viola Lawson (Joe), Muriel Wheatley (late John), Edna Baker (Grant), Kenneth Hamilton (Shirley), Garnet Hamilton (Evelyn), Wilbert Hamilton (Barb) and the late Elizabeth Hamilton, Irene MacMillian, Marg Saunders (Reg), Charlie, Eric and Trudy Hamilton. Also missed by daughter in law Joanne Blair, sister in laws Doris Hamilton (late Gordon), Marie Hamilton (late Lorne), Joyce Foster (late Robert), brother in law Leonard MacMillian and numerous nieces and nephews.  Also predeceased by parents Stewert and Miltida (Byers) Hamilton and in laws Marion Valliant and Harold Blair as well as her sister in law Elizabeth Forrester and her husband Jim.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville for a Celebration of Helen’s Life on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Helen donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

POLEC, Douglas B. of London

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Polec 1 - edited POLEC, Douglas B. – Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Friday, January 29, 2016 in his 71st year.  Lovingly remembered by his daughter, Deborah-Ann Polec of Los Angeles, California.  Sadly missed by his sister Winona “Nonnie” Hoffinger of Portland, Oregon; his brother Gary Polec of Winnipeg, Manitoba; his best friend Francoise of London; and his nieces and nephew: Glenn, Lori, Sheri and Cathy.  Doug was a caring, gentle and dedicated man who appreciated his family, friends and his former co-workers at 3M Canada.  He had a passion for golf and will be fondly remembered by his golf buddies.  A memorial reception to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with Words of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m.   Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.  For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

Filed Under: London, Manitoba, Ontario, Winnipeg

SMITH: Irene Alice (Jelly) of Chesley, formerly of New Liskeard and Hamilton

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Irene SmithAlice “Irene” (Jelly) Smith of Chesley, formerly of New Liskeard and Hamilton, passed away at Elgin Abbey, Chesley on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in her 101st year.

Beloved mother of Brucie (Jelly) and her husband Bruno DeLazzer of Bramalea, Ellen (Smith) and her husband Paul Muir of Winnipeg, Charlotte (Smith) Roberts of Elmwood and mother-in-law of Debbie Jelly of Ingersoll. Irene will remain in the hearts and minds of her 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son David Jelly, husbands George Jelly and Charles Smith and siblings, John, Albert, Margaret, Patty and Agnes MacKenzie.

Irene’s wishes were for cremation to take place and private family services will follow.

If desired, memorial donations can be made to Grey Bruce Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

www.rhodyfamily.com

Filed Under: London, Owen Sound, Toronto, Winnipeg

VERDONK: Elisabeth “Betty”

Posted by on January 29, 2016

VERDONK: Elisabeth “Betty” – Passed away peacefully at Bon Air residence, Cannington, on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Martinus “Martin” Verdonk  (2015).  Cherished mother of the late Robert (Yvonne), Lawrence (Jennifer) and Paul (Melanie).  Loving Oma to Aaron, Jarom (Martina), Brandon, Dallin, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Maximilian, Nathan, Olivia and Blake. Sister to the late Janke, Aldert, Nutte, Doetje, Meine, survived by Sietske and Jacobus. A memorial service will held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Bolsover Rd., Bolsover on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11 a.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society and can be made through the Mangan  Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777).   Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Ontario

BROWN, Ethel M. (nee Wilkinson) (Coulter) of Harrow

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Ethel Brown (2)BROWN, Ethel M. (nee Wilkinson) (Coulter)

Passed away peacefully on January 29, 2016 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husbands Jack Coulter (1963) and Russell Brown (2001), daughter Nancy Lee Coulter (1946) brother Roy and sister Pauline. Beloved mother of Ron (Jan) Coulter, Iron Bridge, Bob (Sharon) Coulter, Tillsonburg, Dan (Jean) Coulter, Thunder Bay. Loving grandmother of Jeff (Sherry) Coulter, Karen (Chuck) Briggins, Scott (Shelli) Coulter, Carol (Charlie) Crawford, Dawn Coulter (Don Hamilton), Duane (Susan) Coulter, Kerry (Joe) Crooks and Kevin Coulter. Loving great grandmother of 15 great grandchildren. Ethel was a 60 year pinned member of the Rebekah Lodge and an active member of the Harrow United Church. Visitation at GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow on Tuesday February 2, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Rebekah Lodge service at 4:00 p.m. A service to celebrate Ethel’s life will be held on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Frank Staples officiating. Interment on February 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Memorial donations may be made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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