VISCONTAS: John Edward of Aylmer, Ont.

Posted by on February 29, 2016

John ViscontasVISCONTAS- John Edward Viscontas passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the age of 55.  Survived by his parents Stanley and Shirley Viscontas of Aylmer, his sister Barbara (Paul) Ruffell and their son Chris of London, his brother Rob Viscontas of Union; and by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by his brother Mark.  John loved his family and had a passion for cars, especially his Trans Am. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm and Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 – 2:00pm, where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer on a later date.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends for Life or All Breed Canine Rescue would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com 

Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

Gabriele, Guido

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Gabrielle_GuidoPassed away peacefully on February 28, 2016 at 89 years of age surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Anna with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loving father to Maria (John Di Biase)  and Roberta. Loving Nonno to Catherine, Natalie and Christopher. Son of the late Attilio and Ida. Brother of Gildo (Italy), the late Augusto (Italy), and Italo (Ermina) Gabriele. Will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and many good friends in Windsor and Italy. Guido was creative, artistic and enjoyed his wine making. He and his brother Italo owned and operated Gabriele Brothers Inc. in Windsor for 40 years. He was an active member of the Ciociaro Club. He will be missed dearly by all. A sincere thankyou to the entire staff at Brouillette Manor for their compassion and care the last four years. Visiting Thursday March 3, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday March 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall, (519-969-5841) then proceeding to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

Reaume, Daniel Joseph

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Reaumne_DanPeacefully at his childhood home on February 28, 2016 at the age of 57. Loving son of Josephine and the late Nelson (2012). Dear brother of Ron and wife Patti, Anne Dupuis and husband Randy, Brenda Verkoeyen and husband Marty, Geoffrey and wife Esther, Laura and husband Kris Burleigh, and predeceased by his sister Carole Delisle (2013). Survived by his brother-in-law Norm. Dan will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Diane, Nicole, David, Steven, Rochelle, Joseph, Adam, Richard, Cody, Kyle, Katelyn and Christian. Dan owned Dan Reaume Photography for over 30 years. He was a passionate and talented photographer who captured many of life’s most memorable moments. He was well known and loved by his many friends and enjoyed the camaraderie at the various restaurants he frequented, including Nana’s Bakery, Donna Mae’s Diner and The Coffee Exchange. Over the years he donated his time and talent to several ministries at St. Alphonsus Church as well as other community organizations. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, friends are invited to join the family for a Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park Street East, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

SAFKO: Nicole (nee Hardt) of Freelton

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Nicole Safko (nee Hardt)Peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, Nicole passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the age of 46, after a brave battle with cancer. Loved dearly by her husband of 20 years, Robert Safko. Devoted mother of Robert, Adam and Mathew. Dear daughter of Ursula and the late Manfred Hardt. Loving sister of Andrew, Belinda and Susan. Loving daughter-in-law of Jean and the late Michael Safko, and sister-in-law of Helen Ann, Patricia, the late Michael, Daniel and Paul. Will also be missed by her nine nieces and nephews. Nicole was an entrepreneur and devoted business-woman. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Visitation at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6-9 p.m., and Friday, March 4, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment at Garden Lane Cemetery. Reception to follow. Please sign the Tribute Wall at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

Filed Under: Hamilton, Ontario

BREWER, Elinore Mary (nee: Cherry) of Tilbury

Posted by on February 29, 2016

BREWER, Elinore, squareSurrounded by her family, Elinore peacefully passed away at Tilbury Manor on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Raised in Windsor, ON, Elinore was the eldest of 3 daughters, born on February 3, 1921 to James and Helen Cherry.  She graduated from Kennedy Collegiate and then worked at Ford Motor Co. and United Cigar.  In 1943, she became a Navy War Bride when she married Allen.  She devoted her life to raising 2 children and willingly packed up and moved the family to Hornepayne, Burlington, Brantford, London and Sarnia, starting in 1966, while Allen pursued his railroad career with CN.

Elinore loved playing the piano while Allen sang their old tunes. She was always the first to volunteer and was a devout Anglican.  She also loved her chocolate, babies, animals and travelling to Florida.

Predeceased by husband Allen (2005) and sister Frances Sovran (2003) but leaving behind her youngest sister, Jeanette Crombie, Peterborough. Survived by daughter Janet (Dan) Woods, son Jim Brewer (partner Danielle), grandsons Jamie Brewer (partner Danielle), Jeremy (Cindy) Brewer, all of Woodstock and step-granddaughter Sara Woods, Hanover.  She also leaves behind great-grandchildren Dylan, Taylor, Paul, Hayley and Abbey all of Woodstock, Lexie in Hanover and nieces and nephews.  Also lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law, Cindy Brewer, Woodstock and daughter # 2 Susan Dutry, Chatham.

Arrangements entrusted to Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury. Cremation has taken place. Private family celebration at a  later date.  In lieu of charitable donations, please show kindness to others and spend quality time with family and friends.  A hug and a kiss always brought great joy to Elinore.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com.

A very special thank you to the frontline staff at Tilbury Manor whose love and excellent care helped Elinore to celebrate her 95th birthday.  We will be forever grateful and will never forget you.

BINNS – Irene Florinda (Ziegler) of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016
 

BINNS (193x275)BINNS – Irene Florinda (Ziegler) peacefully passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on February 29, 2016 in her 89th year. Irene was born on March 5, 1927 on a farm outside Harriston to William and Grace Stinson Ziegler.  Her Grandfather Christian Ziegler built their farmhouse. Irene was the 4th daughter following Dorothy (Don Aitchison 1986), Fred 1967 (Alma 1966), Jewell (Neil Coghlin 1999), Milton 2003 (Doris 1998) The Twins: Happy/Albert1995 (June), & Ruth 1999 (Eldon Nesbitt 1999) And then three more sisters, Mary (Jim Robertson 1978), Wynifred (Glen Overend 2014)
and Gloria (Warner Tomlinson 1994) completed the family. Irene met Gordon Henry Newton Binns when he returned from the war and noticed her playing baseball in their hometown of Harriston.  Their parents knew each other and both attended Harriston United Church. Irene, the star catcher married the handsome Royal Banker and moved to Toronto. They were blessed with two loving daughters, Janess and husband Roger Landell (St.Thomas) and Heather and her husband David Stinson (Fordwich).  After Gordon’s retirement from the Royal Bank they retired in Palmerston and Irene excelled at growing beautiful flowers and kept the most beautiful swimming pool in town. She entertained in every town parade and enjoyed curling and visiting those in hospital and helping her neighbours.  Knitting was her number one hobby and hundreds of feet have been blessed by her cozy slipper creations! (Even some pretty Oscar nominated feet.) Not to mention the blankets and coats and special sweaters and toques and mittens. Her farm neighbour Teeny, taught mom to knit as a young child and made her finish her very first green skating sweater.  Irene was A One In  A Million Grandmother of Maya Landell and Adam Hanley, Kris Stinson and Penny Shantz, Matthew Landell and Elise Lenser,and  Michael Stinson. Being a Grandmother  was a great joy but Being a Great Grandma or Big Grandma as Norah calls her topped that!  She has greatly enjoyed her three Great Grand Girlies, Abby Mae and Ruby Ann Landell and Norah Grace Hanley. Mom was always athletic, riding horses bareback or jumping off Crows Bridge. Irene was also a top Homemaker and furniture refinisher, took in borders and babysat neighbourhood children, cleaned houses to buy us a piano and worked in the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Palmerston. She was known for being the Family Reporter, her Crazy Earring Collection, and  her many Humorous Sayings like:  “With all your faults I love you still”! We always say she should have been in Show Business because she was a natural Comedian, like her nephew Neil Aitchison!  This last while as she has battled cancer she has had some strong sensations of Gord poking her and saying, “Come on Home”!  May Mom rest in God’s Peace that Passes All Understanding!

Funeral Service will be held at First United Church, 7 Curtis St., St. Thomas on Saturday March 5th at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Church. Burial in the Spring in Harriston Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

ROACH: William “Willie” of Woodstock

Posted by on February 29, 2016

RoachwebROACH, William “Willie” – Passed away peacefully at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Madeleine Roach (nee Leblanc) (September 8, 2011).  Dear father of  Cliff Roach (Barb) of Woodstock, Claudie Roach (Susan)  of Woodstock, Diane Purchase of Tavistock, Precilla Hoelke (Ron) of Victoria, BC, Ronnie Roach (Calista) of Cape Breton, Claudette Todd (Peter) of Woodstock, Ricky Roach of Woodstock, Marilyn Burson of Woodstock and the late Roger Roach (Sally) of Cape Breton.  Loving remembered by his 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his parents Emilien and Esther Roach, his siblings and a daughter-in-law Mary Roach.  Willie was a lifelong barber and founder of Willie’s Barbershop, which is still serving the community of Woodstock. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, March 3, 2016  from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m.   A funeral mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, March 4, 2016  at 11 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock will take place at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.  The family  wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at PeopleCare in Tavistock for the wonderful care that Willie received.

GEDDY: Donald “Don” of Strathroy

Posted by on February 29, 2016

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Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, February 28, 2016 Donald Orval Geddy of Strathroy passed away at the age of 73. Loving husband of Connie Geddy for 51 years. Beloved father of Kim Geddy (Mike Seman) and Diane Geddy. Dear grandfather of Aaron Kampers (Terri), Joseph Disepolo, Keith Seman and Jacq Seman and great grandfather of Christopher, Coby, Marleen, Mikyla and Marliah. Brother in law of Karl Coopman and Hilary Geddy. Forever remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Thursday, March 3rd from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral and Lions Memorial Service at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Lions Eyes Right or Diabetes Association. Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca.

 

 

St.-Amand, Maurice of Leamingon, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016

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“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Maurice St.-Amand on February 25, 2016 at the age of 65. He was born in Victoria County in New Brunswick and was the son of the late Claude.W. St-Amand and Alexina Bourgion. Beloved father to Buffy (husband Kelly), Charles (fiancée Maria),and Cheyne. Loving brother to Edna Carroll (Reid), late Jeanne D’Arc (Yvon), Albeo (Carmen), Jean-Guy, Rene (Johanne). Predeceased by his brother Dick St.-Amand and his sister Vianne (Edmond). Family and friends will are invited to gather at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519 326-2631) on Thursday March 3, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until prayers at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. A private burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Maurice’s life can be made to World Vision and would be appreciated by the family.

SMIT – Lloyd of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Smit (197x275)Smit-Lloyd of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), at the age of 81. Husband of Esperanza (Villagran) Smit and loved father of Jakki (Smit) Macdonald (Trevor) and their children Adelaide, Thatcher and Sawyer and Edward Smit (Rebecca) and their children Lauren, Aiden and Madelyn. Dear brother of Cor Smit (Lia) of Springfield, James Smit (Alice) of St. Thomas, Henry Smit (Cynthia) of Strathroy, John Smit (Marie) of Springfield, Martin Smit (Maria) of Springfield, Connie DeBruyne of St. Thomas and Ann DePooter (Peter) of Port Lampton. Predeceased by 2 sisters Tina and Cora and brother Ralph. Lloyd was born in Delfzijl, The Netherlands on March 26th, 1934, the son of the late Tom and Hendrika (Oudman) Smit. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the  Ontario Pork Producers Marketing  Board a number of years. Lloyd was a long time member of the First Christian Reformed Church and sang in the choir over 40 years.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas Community Christian School or to First Christian Reformed Church.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

RAFAEL, Illene (Evon)

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Rafael_Ilene78 years of age, died peacefully in the presence of her family on February 28, 2016. Loving wife of 58 years to Alex. Loving and devoted mother of Jeff (Annie), Don, Keith (Melissa), Cheryl (Rene), Debbie and Sheila (Frank). Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 1 one great-granddaughter. Daughter of the late Lillian and Roy Evon. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church, McEwan Campus (681 McEwan) after 10 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

BELLONE: John R., of London

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Bellone, John editIt is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of John R. Bellone on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at the age of 88.  He will be missed by his son John Michael, his wife, Moira, and their two children Rachel and Jean Luc.  The sorrow will reach the Capmas family in France:  Roger, Genevieve, Bernard, Liliane, Serge, Christine and their children and grandchildren; and finally, in California, Marlene Van, her husband, George and her brother, Eric Bellone.  Since 1964, John never ceased to praise the quality of life the City of London has provided him and his family and, after 22 years of retirement, John truly enjoyed reminiscing with old customers – sometimes several in one day!  A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place and, to fulfil his promise to his predeceased wife, Janine (August 14, 2015), John’s ashes will be going to France to be reunited with hers forever in the family mausoleum.  Should a donation be considered, the Alzheimer Society would be our first choice.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

JARMAIN, Merlin George

Posted by on February 29, 2016

 

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Peacefully passed on February 28th, 2016 in his 100th year at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home. Beloved husband of the late Madeline Jarmain. Survived by his brother Calvert (late Roma) Jarmain and sister Geraldine Rettinhouse. Predeceased by his brothers Tim (late Gladys) Jarmain and Gerald Jarmain. Merlin will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 from 1:30-2:30p.m at Denning’s of Strathroy with a service to follow. Interment to take place at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

BEAMISH, William Joseph of Sarnia

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Beamish-webBEAMISH, WILLIAM – We regret to inform you that William (Bill) Joseph Beamish, born in Palmerston Ontario on October 13, 1929 passed away in his sleep on February 27, 2016. Bill had struggled with Alzhiemer’s disease for many years which robbed him of many of life’s pleasures and reduced his world from one of golf courses, driving, and independence to one of small pleasures. He liked a good scratch and maintained a hearty appetite.  Sometimes his eyes would regain their old sparkle and he would surprise those around him with a zinger or two, his personality reasserting itself if only for a moment. And oh, how he could roar! Bill was the baby in his family. He was predeceased by his father Esmond and mother Mary, sisters Dorthea and Grace, all his brothers in law. He is survived by his sisters Elizabeth, Vera and Catherine. Bill was the much loved father of Marlon Lane and her Evan was his go to guy for more than 47 years. Bill was also loved by his son and namesake Bill junior and his wife Lauri. He had 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren who loved him very much. Bill was in the Royal Canadian Air Force and upon retirement he was the co-owner of the Pinewood Motel in Ipperwash Beach Ontario with his beloved wife the late Marion Crawford Beamish. In his retirement he also sold real estate and helped many couples find their dream homes. Bill was known as a great story teller and a better than average golfer. His hole in one ball was always prominently displayed in his office. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

“The family would like to thank his caregivers who did a wonderful job in keeping him safe, fed and comfortable throughout his years of struggle.”

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Ottawa, Sarnia

COLMAR: Joyce Marie “Sam” of Stirling, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Colmar, Joyce Marie “Sam” – at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Friday, February 26th, 2016 in her 64th year. Daughter of the late Garfield and Georgina Evans. Beloved wife of the late John Colmar. Loving mother of Amanda Colmar of Stirling and Phillip (Diana Espinosa Meza) Colmar of New York City. Cherished grandmother of Ethan and Amelyah. Joyce is survived by her sister Nancy (Robert) Barlas of Stirling and her sister-in-law, Susan (Paul) Ducker of Tweed. She is fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

If desired Memorial Donations to ALS Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Filed Under: Belleville, Ontario

YOUNG: Eileen Dorothy of Petrolia

Posted by on February 29, 2016

YOUNG photoYOUNG, Eileen Dorothy (Tice) – Age 81 of Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Bluewater Health –C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Young (1999). Loving mother of Elizabeth (Ansel) Smart, Susan (Bob) Mitchell, Tim (Karen) Young, Laura (Ken) McLeod, Patrick (Susan) Young, Mike (Jane) Young, Joe (Heather) Young. Cherished grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 21. Dear sister of Ken (Fern) Tice and Sharon (Bob) Beggs. Predeceased by her parents William Walter (1983) and Alice Maude (Capes) Tice (2007).
Cremation has taken place. A Private Family Graveside Memorial Service will take place at Bear Creek Cemetery at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation.
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

BOUGIE: Cécile of Hawkesbury

Posted by on February 29, 2016

bougie cécileMrs. Cécile Bougie from Hawkesbury passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Léo-Paul Bougie; the daughter of the late Moïse Duval and of the late Cécile Baron; the loving mother of Roger;
the adored grandmother of four grandchildren; the dear sister of Jeannine (late John Séguin); the sister-in-law of Lise Bougie. She was predeceased by two sons: René and Rhéal also by many brothers and sisters. He is survived by many cousin, nephew, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, on March 4th 2016 from 1:15 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the McGill Chapel of the funeral home on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Prescott-Russell Residence Foundation, 1020, Cartier Blvd, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 1W7 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

MATTHEWS – James Amos of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 29, 2016

jim-paper (207x275)Matthews, James Amos of St. Thomas. He was born  April 1, 1930, the son of the late Henry and Pearl (Charlton) Matthews.  Jim passed away on Saturday February 27th, 2016 at his residence.  Husband of Doreen (Salt) for sixty three years, father of Stephen (Barbara) , Ruth, Douglas (Marlene), and Marie;. Brother of Wayne Matthews and the late Gordon.  Jim was a life-long resident of St. Thomas.  He founded several businesses starting with roofing which gave way to Matthews Trailer Sales, Cycle Craft, and Four Seasons Motorcycle Shop.  He served his community as a Mason, Kiwanian, Shriner, and member of the Field Naturalists Club.  After retiring from business he devoted years to the construction of bird banding facilities at Long Point and the promotion of the Hawk Cliff migration viewing area.  Jim acquired a pilot’s licence before he was thirty.  He loved fishing, boating, camping, bird watching, and traveled extensively.  Known for his voice and red overalls he also learned how to be an auctioneer, a wood carver, sold real estate in semi-retirement, volunteered at Thomas the Train, Meal on Wheels, Yarmouth Heights fire station, and was always willing to help anyone at any time. He will be missed by many nephews and nieces as well as seven grandchildren  and  four great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, March 3rd,2016 from 1-3 p.m. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  A reception will be held afterward at the Seniors Centre on Chestnut St.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the Hawk Cliff Foundation   (cheques payable to Thames Talbot Land Trust) , the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

DEVRIES, Helen of Victoria BC

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Born October 1920 Ooteshenia BC

Passed Away February 22, 2016 Victoria BC

Arrangements entrusted to Simply Cremations & Funeral Service

Sidney BC 250-656-5555

Filed Under: Victoria

HIGGINS, Ralph of Nanaimo BC formerly of Halifax Nova Scotia

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Born January 1933 Halifax Nova Scotia

Passed Away February 24, 2016 Nanaimo BC

Arrangements entrusted to Simply Cremations & Funeral Service

Sidney BC 250-656-5555

Filed Under: Victoria

JOHNSTON, Ian Alexander Thomas of Campbell River

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Born January 1955 Glasgow Scotland,

Passed Away February 15, 2016 Victoria BC

Arrangements entrusted to Simply Cremations & Funeral Service

Sidney BC 250-656-5555

Filed Under: Victoria

RIDDELL, Jared Loyd of Campbell River BC

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Born May 1941 Minnedosa, Manitoba,

Passed away February 17, 2016 Victoria BC

Arrangements entrusted to Simply Cremations & Funeral Service

Sidney BC 250-656-5555

Filed Under: Victoria

STANLEY, Mavis Estelle of Saanichton BC

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Born March, 1925 Passed away February 25, 2016 Saanichton BC

Arrangements entrusted to Simply Cremations & Funeral Service, Sidney BC

250-656-5555

Filed Under: Victoria

McGINTY: John James

Posted by on February 28, 2016

It is with saddened hearts that the family of John James McGinty announce his passing, on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, at the age of 58. Beloved son of Jean and the late Fred McGinty. Loving brother of the late Elizabeth (Pete St. Pierre), Nora Germain (Pete Clarke) and Rose Ann (Dave) Friesen. Treasured uncle of Dale (Sonya) Murray, Jim (Mayuree) Murray, Lindsey (Bret) Bartholomew, Kristine (Chris) Richmond, Andrew (Caitlin) Germain and great uncle of Bethany and Joe. Survived by several cousins in Ireland. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Rick Germain. John was a recent retiree of Lanxess Inc. He was an avid cyclist, enjoyed photography and had a passion for woodworking. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

Filed Under: Sarnia

FEKKEN: Jacoba

Posted by on February 28, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Jacoba Fekken went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Jan Fekken (1975). Loving mother of Jacqueline (Bert) Bebingh, the late Kathy Fekken (2000), Sylvia (Art) Schouten, Albert Fekken, Wilma (fiancé Terry Hall) Fekken and Richard Fekken. Treasured grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family in Canada and Holland. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Bluewater Health Palliative care for their compassionate care of our mom. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, February 29, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Christian School or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Isaiah 49:16

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.

Filed Under: Sarnia