BLIGHT, Margaret Marion of Castleton, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Blight Margaret Jun 28Peacefully at her home in Castleton, with her family around her at the age of 75. Margaret went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday June 28, 2016. She had been battling cancer for the past year. Loving mother of Peter Wallington of Castleton, Kimberley Krichbaum of Peterborough and Frances Susel of Whitby. Cherished Nanny of Joseph Krichbaum (Deanna), P J Wallington, Samantha Susel, Daniel Susel and Andrew Susel. Beloved great Nanny of Quinn and Autumn Krichbaum. Dear sister of Jean Lambert of Port Hope, Hugh Blight of Oshawa and Jim Eddie (Marie) of Campbell River. She is predeceased by her parents John and Marion Blight and siblings John Blight (Kay), Albert Blight (Elsie), James Blight and Frances Blight. A Celebration of Life will be held at Margaret’s home, 2208 Spring St., Castleton on Saturday July 16, 2016 beginning at 12 noon. In case of rain the service will be held on Sunday. Margaret will be greatly missed by all the people whose lives she touched. The family wishes to express their appreciation to all the ladies from St. Elizabeth and the CCAC for the loving care they bestowed upon Mum during her last week. Those who wish may make a donation in Margaret’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Hospital For Sick Children. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

Kiar: Ole age 89 of Chatham

Posted by on June 30, 2016

IMG_0432KIAR, OLE      Passed away peacefully at dawn on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Ole was born in Montreal on October 28, 1926 to Marie (nee Hennings) and Mogens Kiar. Loving husband of Kathleen “Kitty” (nee McMenamon) for 64 years. Predeceased by his son, Peter Ole (1995). Dedicated father of Wendy Margot, Stuart Kermack (Katherine) and Ian Georg Hennings (Stephanie Shinkoda). Proud grandfather of Alexander, Kazu and Elsa. Predeceased by sister Bitten Thompson (Allan) and survived by brother Palle (Marie), sister-in-law Liane Smith and many nieces and nephews.

 

A proud Canadian, Ole cherished his Danish heritage. He graduated from Shawinigan High School in 1944, and went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Bishop’s University in 1949. Ole met his wife of 64 years, Kitty, in 1951, after stumbling at a ski party and landing at her feet. They married on June 23, 1952 in Drummondville, Quebec. Ole began his career at Shawinigan Chemicals in 1950, but the bulk of his working life spanned four decades in the pulp and paper industry.

 

During the 1960s to 1980s Ole was a a staunch defender of English language education rights in the Province of Quebec, serving on the St. Maurice Valley Protestant School Board, the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards, and the Canadian School Trustees Association.

 

Ole moved the family to nearby Grand Mere in 1972 as he and Kitty built their family home on the shores of the St. Maurice River. Their new home quickly became a social hub for the community, with parties, bonfires, and annual visits from the Ottawa Kiars on Labour Day. Ole spent countless hours building many limestone walls that framed the house against the river.

 

Not much of a swimmer, Ole preferred to be on top of the Saint Maurice River in his canoe (The WENPET) or his Flying Junior sailboat (THE WISP ). Ole also pursued his love of skiing in the mountains of the Laurentians, Eastern Townships and Mount Washington in New Hampshire where one spring day he climbed Tuckerman’s Ravine and skied down.

 

In 1985, Ole moved to Consolidated Bathurst’s head office in Montreal to take on a job in Technical Services. This career change also meant saying goodbye to Shawinigan; Ole and Kitty eventually settled in Creg Quay near Lancaster Ontario. For the next 6 years, Ole travelled to Toronto weekly to consult with various Consolidated clients.

 

Retirement in 1991 brought skiing, tennis, travel, bridge, scrabble and more sailing in the WISP II on the mighty St. Lawrence River. Ole and Kitty moved to Chatham Ontario in 2008 to be closer to family and while Ole’s pace slowed down, he continued to enjoy tennis and bridge. A life well lived, Ole will be missed by his loving family and friends old and new.

 

Visiting at Thomas Deburger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden (519-683-4343) on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Service in celebration of Ole’s life will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., followed by reception with light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www. deburgerfuneralhome.com.

 

RICHARDSON, Elsie Corinne (Martin) of Amherstburg formerly of Harrow

Posted by on June 30, 2016

elsiestarphotoRICHARDSON, Elsie Corinne (Martin)

After a very long life we are sad to announce the passing of our beloved mother, Elsie Corinne Richardson (Martin) on June 30, 2016 at the age of 96 years. She is predeceased by her husband L. Murray Richardson, February 27, 1991. Mother was born December 21, 1919 and lived most of her life in the former Twp. of Colchester South. Mourning her loss is her son Leslie and wife Jean, Ottawa and their children Donald (Louisa), Jennifer (Jay), Patricia (Tony). Also left to mourn is her daughter Maureen and husband William (Bill) Borland, Harrow and their children Richard, Michael (Maria), Rosemary (Carl). Our mother delighted in her great-grandchildren Jordyn, Elsie, Grace, Owen, Cameron, Alida, William, Chantal, Emma, Elisa, Murray, Carly and Clifford. Predeceased by her parents Ross and Corinne (Palen) Martin, brothers Keith (late Faye), Douglas and brother-in-law Leonard Richardson (late Ruth). Survived by her sister-in-law Lenore Martin and many nieces and nephews. She was a 75 year member of the O.E.S., a Past District Deputy Grand Matron and a life member of Erie Chapter No. 19. She devoted her life to her family, home and beloved church, St. Alban’s. We wish to thank the staff at Season’s Retirement Home, Amherstburg for the care and compassion shown to our mother and to the Palliative Care Nurses 8th floor, Hotel Dieu Hospital. A service to celebrate Elsie’s life will take place at Christ Church 190 Bagot St. Colchester, on Monday July 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jon Forbes officiating. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m with an Eastern Star service at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Erie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church Colchester or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“Thanks for the memories Mom”

You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow,

Filed Under: Windsor

SKINNER; George E. of Strathroy

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, George Ernest Skinner of Strathroy passed away at the age of 77. Loving husband of Mary Anne (nee Case). Beloved father of Jeanette (Stig) Jeppesen and Doug (Tracey) Skinner. Proud grandpa of Karina (Eric) Proulx, Danial Skinner, Noah Skinner and the late Patrick Skinner (1995). Dear brother of Dorothy Rodgers, Betty Charlton, the late William Skinner and the late Irene Whitfield. Sadly missed by extended family Jean Hailstone, Shirley Gregory, Ruth Huston, Marion Skinner and their families. Cherished friend of Annie Milliken. Friends will be received on Saturday, July 2nd from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 where a funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at 12:00 pm with Reverend Shelly Butterfield-Kocis officiating. Cremation to follow. An Interment will be held at Poplar Hill Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice or a charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

WELSH, Betty I. (née McGuffin) of London

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Welsh (web)WELSH, Betty I. (née McGuffin) – Peacefully at Henley Place, London, on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Welsh (2002). Loving mother of Larry, and Michael and his wife Chris, all of London. Also survived by her two loving grandchildren, Shawn and Taylor. Dear sister of Lloyd McGuffin (Brenda) of London and sister-in-law of Betty McGuffin, Martha Welsh and Richard Welsh. Predeceased by her brother George McGuffin (1996). The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Betty are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

Filed Under: London

CRAWFORD, Loreen of Lansdowne, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

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Entered into rest peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday June 27, 2016, Loreen May (Webster) Crawford of Lansdowne age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Hilliard Crawford, dear mother of June Nichols (Al) of Lansdowne. Loving grandmother of Parrish Nichols (Shelley) of Lansdowne and Travis Nichols (Kelly) of Charleston Lake. Great grandmother of Mikayla and Jade Nichols, Jason (Kylie) and Melissa Melo and great great grandmother of Jayce and Austin Melo. Loreen is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Elmer in 1964, parents Robert and Lola (Moorehead) Webster, brothers Nelson, Gordon and Bill Webster and a sister Alice LaPierre.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince St. Lansdowne on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Lansdowne United Church on Thursday June 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. In memory of Loreen, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com .

 

Filed Under: Brockville, Kingston, Ontario

SLACK, Marjorie Joan of Athens, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

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Peacefully at home on Sunday June 26, 2016, with her family by her side, Marjorie Joan (Besley) Slack at the age of 74, went to be with the Lord. Marjorie was born April 18, 1942 at Hard Island, ON. A loving wife of the late Elwood for 56 years. A loving mother to Derrick (Marnie), Darrell, Gregory (Linda), Shawn, Robin and daughter-in-law Karen. A special loving grandmother to Nathan, Dallas, Heather, Dylan, Darcy and Lucas. Also survived by her sisters Cora Besley, Jenny Bender, Margaret Rusland, Lorna VanderKloet (Joe Weeks), Gwen Read (Tom) and her sister- in- law Diane Besley as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Annabel (Dickson) Besley, her brother Arnold and a sister Alma.

Family and friends may call at the Free Methodist Church Athens on Saturday July 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. The Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. In memory of Marjorie, donations to the Free Methodist Church Athens would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Interment will take place at a later date at Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville, ON.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

VOS: Henry John of Belleville

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Press photoVos, Henry John – peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Hastings Manor on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in his 86th year.  Son of the late Kenneth and Alida Vos.  Beloved husband of Kathy Vos of Belleville.  Loving father of Shirley-Ann (Al) Travis of Corbyville, Ken (Liana) Vos of Plainfield, Debi (Ray) Moberg of North Gower, ON, Andrea (Tom) Whitney of Los Gatos, CA and Trish Ward (Dwayne Hackett) of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Henry is survived by his brothers, Hans Vos of Belleville, Andy (Florence) Vos of Charlottetown, PEI, by his brothers in-law, John (Nellie) Vos, John (Helen) Postma and sister in-law Shirley (Arie) Aandewiel. Henry will also be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his brothers, Heerke and  Peter Vos and by his sister Anna Vos.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Private interment at Victoria Cemetery, Plainfield.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Filed Under: Belleville, Ontario

QUIGLEY, Mary Patricia “Patty” of Kingston, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake, Kingston on Saturday June 25, 2016 at the age of 56. Loving daughter of the late John and Vera Quigley. Beloved cousin and niece to the Houle and Quigley families. Cherished friend of Janis Coligan. A Celebration of Life will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday July 2, 2016 from 11 to 1 pm. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the compassionate caregivers at Providence Health Care for their caring and thoughtful relationship with Patty. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Kingston, Ontario

SPENCE: BERNICE NORMA

Posted by on June 30, 2016

SPENCE, Bernice Norma

Passed away Thursday June 30, 2016 at P.R.H.C. in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert (Bill) Spence. Adored mother of Wendy Yeates and her husband David and Cathy Moss and her husband David. Proud grandmother of Brent Yeates and his wife Stephanie, Kim Yeates and her husband Richard Lubbers, Jeff Moss and his partner Amy Allison and Stephen Moss. Very proud great grandmother of Mason and William Yeates and Molly Moss. Norma is survived by her brother Ronald Garlick. There will be a private family interment at Lakefield Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to New Mom Project or a charity most meaningful to the donor. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

Filed Under: Ottawa, Peterborough, Toronto

STANLEY, Joyce Marjorie (nee McRae) of Montreal and until recently of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

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Suddenly entered into rest at her residence in Mercier, Quebec on Sunday June 26th, 2016. Joyce (McRae) Stanley until recently of Brockville aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Wendell Stanley. Loving mother Arlene Thompson (Kenneth) of Brockville and the late Peter  and Lorraine McIntosh and stepmother of Carol Stanley-Bonet (David). Cherished grandmother of Natalie Mallette, Jeremy McIntosh, Corey (Christine), Ryan and Christopher Thompson (Dionne); and great grandmother Justyn and Trystan Mallette-Comeau, Emily, Nathaniel and Caleb Thompson. Also predeceased by her parents Ronald and Rachel (Smith) McRae, grandson Darryl Thompson and her brothers and sisters. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Joyce’s life, location, date and time to be determined. In memory of Joyce, donations to the St. John’s United Church Brockville or to the Huntington Society of Canada would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Brockville, Montreal, Ontario

MORTON: Ronald of London

Posted by on June 30, 2016

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Passed away peacefully, in hospital, on Wednesday June 29 2016,  in his 88th year. Beloved husband, for over 60 years to Maisey.  Loving father of Ron, Don, and daughter-in-law Gail. Cherished Grandad of Heather and fiancé Craig, Laura, Samantha and Amanda.  Survived by siblings Ruth, Mae, Donna, Dorothy, Patricia and their families. Predeceased by his brother Jim. A special thank you to all the staff for their exceptional care with Ron and his family, during his stay at LHSC University Campus.  Ron was a member in good standing of the Free Masons of Canada. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday July 4 2016 anytime between 5pm – 8pm, at A. Millard George Funeral Home Reception Centre, 60 Ridout Street South, London (situated on the southeast corner of the parking lot). In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes or charity of choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

FOWLER: Robert “Bob” Allwyn of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on June 29, 2016

2016_06_27_20_58_47Our hearts are filled with sadness as our father, surrounded by the love of his family has passed away on Monday June 27th, 2016. He will now be reunited with his loving wife & best friend Marlyn (2008). Dearly loved father of Terry (Mark), Martha and Tim (Kim). Proud and loving grampy of Paul (Heather), Matthew (Angela), Rob (Kirstyn), Ryan, Katie, Cory (Isabella) and Ashley (Nikola). Treasured great grampy of Madeline and Quinn. Dear brother of Donna (Late Gerry) and Shawn (Harry). Brother in law of Simone Sharrow, Beverly (Harvey) Hennessy, Rick Sharrow, Ron (Lydia) Sharrow, Bonnie (Joey) Sharrow, and Kathy (Ron) Sharrow. Predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe Sharrow and Rosemary Eiler.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, at 11 a.m. where a private Funeral Service will follow at 12 p.m.  Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London.

In Bob’s memory, donations may be made to McGarrell Place, London Palliative Care. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia, Windsor

Farnsworth: Ormond “Farny” of Dresden

Posted by on June 29, 2016

2016-06-29 14.39.17FARNSWORTH: Ormond “Farny”, 87, a lifelong resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), Public General Campus. Farny served his community as a volunteer fireman in the Dresden-Camden Fire Dept. for over 40 years. He was a member of Dresden Legion Br. 113, member of the Dresden Agricultural Society, the Ontario Racing Commission and Ontario Harness Horse Association. A veteran owner/trainer/driver and volunteer, Farny was honoured as Horseman of the Year in 2015 and was inducted into Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame. He is survived by his loving wife Vivian (Webster) Farnsworth, son Paul Farnsworth of London, daughter and son-in-law Ann and Patrick Hoffer  of London, 2 grandchildren Ryan & Erin Hoffer, sisters-in-law Eileen Le Patourel, Darlene Lather, Janie Webster and several nieces and nephews. Farny is predeceased by his parents Arguyle and Pearl (Wilder) Farnsworth, his brothers James of Sprucedale and Lloyd of Riverside CA, and his sisters Rheta Russell of St. Catharines, Pearl McKinlay of Blenheim, Dorothy Szasz of Ridgetown, Buella Sherk of St. Catharines, Betty Orchiston of Ridgetown, Helen St. Pierre of Chatham and Jean Keane of Dresden.  Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 12-1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Horrobin officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to CKHA, Kidney Foundation, Dresden Legion or charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London

WRIGHT: Jonathan “Jon” of London

Posted by on June 29, 2016

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Unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday, June 27, 2016, Jonathan Wright of London in his 35th year. Beloved son of Don and the late Lily (MacGregor) Wright (2008). Loving brother of Angela Cribar (Stephen), Jennifer Eriksen (David), Matt Wright (Carolyne Alsop), Nick Wright, Michael Wright, and Katelyn Wright (Ryan Saunders). Proud uncle of Jackson, Stella, Alexandra, Charlotte, Samuel, Ben and Ally. Dearly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and loyal friends. Cremation will take place. The celebration of Jon’s life will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 1pm, at Calvary United Church, 290 Ridout Street South, London, ON N6C 3Z1. Private Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Calvary United Church – Memorial Fund or Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area, 543 Ridout Street North, London ON N6A 2P8.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

MELNYK, Christa Leanne (Nee Dickinson) of New Lowell, formerly of Collingwood

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Melnyk3Died peacefully on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre at the age of 38.  Christa of New Lowell, beloved wife and best friend of Chris Melnyk.  Loving mother of Amy-Lyn and Alexander Johnston and Olivia Melnyk.  Dear daughter of Doug and Barb Dickinson.  Sister of Angela Dickinson.  Aunt of Lauren and Gavin Jones.  Daughter-in-law of Joanne and Rob Melnyk and sister-in-law of Michael Melnyk.  Christa’s love for kids and her love for giving back will be missed by all who knew her.  Friends will be received at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Saturday July 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. for the Memorial Service at 12 p.m..  If desired, remembrances to Christa’s Cook for the Cure would be appreciated by her family.  A special thank you to Nancy Johnston, Dr. Hutchings, Dr. Pressnail, nurses in 3rd floor Oncology Department and Shannon, Elizabeth, Kelly and Andrea from St. Elizabeth’s.  Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner.  For more information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario

ONG, Su Eiat (Stanley)

Posted by on June 29, 2016

OngONG, Su Eiat (Stanley)
August 6, 1936 – June 22, 2016
Peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on June 22, 2016, at the age of 79 years. Son of the late K.E. Ong and P.J. Ling. Beloved husband of Kathy Ong, cherished father of Doctors Audra (Roger) Hussey and Eugene (Chi) Ong. Proud grandpa to Liliane Hussey and Nicole Ong. Deeply missed by many relatives and friends in Malaysia. Special thanks to the nursing and support staff of Richmond Terrace Amherstburg for their professional and devoted care to Stanley. Heartfelt appreciation to friends and relatives for their support and generosity during the last chapter of Stanley’s life. Called to eternal rest but never forgotten. According to Stanley’s wishes, a private funeral service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel) 519.253.7234. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SMITH: Lonnie of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on June 29, 2016

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SMITH: Lonnie Charles

Peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, Lonnie Charles Smith passed away on June 28, 2016 at age 54.  Much beloved husband and partner for over 25 years of Beth Wilbur-Smith.  Adored and cherished father of Carissa (Cole Young) and Kiera. Treasured son of Ruth and Robert Smith of Digby, N.S.  Much loved brother of Carolyn (Ronnie) McNeill of Glacé Bay, N.S. and Clint (Janet) Smith of Windsor, ON. Also loved son-in-law of Velma and Wayne Wilbur and brother-in-law to Jeff (Karen) Wilbur and Tricia (Troy Carlson) Bokor. Missed by nieces and nephews David (Christina), Danny (Marie), Sarah (Sam), Rachel (Tom), Jevon (Joanna), Erin, Tyler, Claudia, Myla, Lela and Zavier.

The consummate family man, Lonnie devoted much time and energy to his family; his daughters will be part of his legacy.  He was an avid car enthusiast who took pride in doing his own repairs. He never met a dollar he didn’t want to save.  The favourite I.T. guy to many, his ideas and expertise were sought by others in his personal and professional life. Problem solving was as natural to him as breathing, but he insisted on efficient and pragmatic solutions at all times. His extensive knowledge of Ted talks, podcasts and audio books was willingly shared.  Most recently, he enjoyed coaching his team of I.T. professionals at Startech.com.  Lonnie was pleased to have joined the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2015.  Throughout his cancer journey, he was supported and encouraged by many family members, friends, neighbours and colleagues.  Spearheaded by his co-workers at Startech.com, Team Lonnie and Team Lonnie Too raised $25000 for the Brain Tumour Foundation at their recent walk.
Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Alvinston Community Centre on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or the Brain Tumour Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

 

 

MALCOLM: Mary Dianne (nee McGrath) of Carrying Place , formerly of Waterloo

Posted by on June 29, 2016

MALCOLM, Mary Dianne (nee McGrath); Of Carrying Place, formerly of Waterloo, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with COPD, with her beloved husband of 30 years, Jim at her side, at the age of 72. Survived by sons Christopher and Michael Macfarlane, step children Peggy Bosch (Michael) and Ian Malcolm (Jennie), step grandchildren Liela and Kailey Malcolm. Also survived by sister Barbara McGrath. Predeceased by parents Frank and Mary McGrath, brothers Ron, Tom and Pat McGrath. According to Dianne’s wishes cremation has taken place.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment at a later date.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Many thanks to Doctors Nyholt, Harrison, Campbell and Griffin and to Paramed Home Care for their compassionate care during this difficult time.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

Filed Under: Belleville, Kitchener, Ontario

SLIWINSKI, Gail Joanne (Smith-Farraway) of Grand Bend, age 46

Posted by on June 29, 2016

SLIWINSKI, GailSLIWINSKI, Gail 2SLIWINSKI:  Peacefully, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Gail Joanne (Smith-Farraway) Sliwinski of Grand Bend, age 46.  Loving mother of Zakery “Zak” Sliwinski at home.  Beloved daughter of Connie (Smith) and the late Chris Rayner of Cayuga and Douglas Farraway of Hamilton.  Loved companion of Ross Norman of Grand Bend.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jason and Kim Farraway of Port Franks, Jeremy and Tiffany Farraway of Cayuga, Lea Rayner of Brantford.  Cherished aunt of a niece and nephews.  Remembered by her lifelong friend Theresa Herbert, many other friends in the Grand Bend area and Zak’s father Wayne Sliwinski.  At Gail’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Gail’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498, Grand Bend on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Breast Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, London

Mekis, Silvano

Posted by on June 29, 2016

It is with great sadMekisness that we announce the passing of Silvano on June 23, 2016 with his loving wife by his side at 79 years of age. Loving husband and best friend of Madeleine (nee Lienert) for 38 years. Adored daddy of Sofia and husband Eugene Cipparone. Much loved nonno of Allegra, Amalia and Aura. Dear brother of the late Romano Mekis, late Giovanni Mekis, late Marcelo Mekis, Anita Zocchi, Djuliana Kos, Dragica Mekis and Marjio Mekis. Much loved cousin to the late Franko and surviving wife Janet Ritosa, Milia and husband Joe Tomljenovic and Franca Ritossa and husband Jim Lavin and the late Paolo and surviving wife Irene Ritossa. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and other extended family in Europe. Silvano retired from Hiram Walkers after 30 years of dedicated service. Silvano will be remembered for his beautiful vegetable gardens, fruit trees and his delicious red and white wines. Above all, Silvano will always be remembered for his steadfast devotion to his family. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (East Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. East on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. On Monday June 27, 2016 visitation will continue at Good Shepherd Parish (St. Gregory’s Site) from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memory of Silvano, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association or to The Windsor Essex County Humane Society. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

MALINOWSKI, Anna

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Angel2MALINOWSKI, Anna
Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 22,2016 at the age 87 years. Predeceased by her husband John Malinowski (2003), and Bronislaw Nowak (1966). Loving mother of Christine, Lester (Diane) and the late John. Cherished Babcia to Jay (Alison). Great-Grandmother of Emily. Also survived by her siblings in Poland. Special thank-you to The Village of Aspen Lake and Walkerville staff for their excellent compassion and care shown to Anna for the past three years. Visitation at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (East Chapel) 519-253-7234, 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Friday June 24,2016 from 3-5 and 7-9p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In kindness memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Downtown Mission of Windsor. Online condolences and your cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

ZAMMIT, Charlie “Chuck”

Posted by on June 29, 2016

ZammitZAMMIT, Charlie “Chuck”
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Charlie, on June 18, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Waiting with open arms are his parents Carmela (nee Attard) and Andrew Zammit. Forever loved by his siblings; twin brother Philip Zammit, Michael Zammit (Elease), Lucy Ciri (Marcel), Marianne Walesiak and Tereza Hello (Robert). Loving Uncle Charlie to many beautiful nieces and nephews. Remembered by cousins across the World. Chuck will be sadly missed by his best friends and extended family Gino, John, Rudy, Darryl, Matt, Nick, Tommy, Donna and Michele. His life was full of laughter, fun and cherished friendships that he shared with many in his Garage. Chuck retired from Chrysler Canada after many years of dedicated service and was a proud member of Unifor. As per his wishes cremation has taken place. Everyone is welcome to join us for a Memorial Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (East Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. until time of Charlie’s Celebration of Life at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association Windsor & District Branch or to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada Foundation. Cherished memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

McAlinden, Terry Michael

Posted by on June 29, 2016

It is with sadness we annMcAlidenounce the loss of Terry McAlinden at the age 56, on Monday June 27, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving companion, Jo-Anne Lambing. His family, Nancy Protulipac (Gord), Pat, Rob (Sheri), and Erin Salomaa (Kari) and his extended family, Helen Lambing (the late John F. Lambing), Annette and Sarkis Issac, Rose and Dave Low, Teresa and Ken Keys, John J. Lambing. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and supportive friends and colleagues. Predeceased by his parents Irwin and Audrey. A giving person, he was always there for his colleagues at Farrow Ltd., as well as volunteering with Windsor Hackforge and Windsor Chess Club. His hobbies included bike riding, electronics (clocks!), cribbage, movies and chess. He was always ready to help others with patience (and a witty remark). A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility, 3 south, for all of the care and compassion shown to Terry. At Terry’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Downtown Mission, Hospice of Windsor Essex County, or to a charity of your Choice. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com
Life is not forever, but love is…

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

JACKSON, Colin Heath

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Pond Bridge
Passed away on June 25, 2016 at the age of 38 years. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor