BEYEA: Cindy, of Dresden, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away suddenly at her home near Dresden on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the age of 54 years. Best friend and soul mate of Gord McKinnon. Loving mother of Shawn Beyea (Jocelynn), and Robert Beyea (Kaitlin). Sister of Peggy Firth, Bruce Lester, Tim Lester (Sandy), and Rod Lester. Predeceased by her husband Randy Beyea, her brother Ken, and her parents, Lorance & Betty Lester. Also remembered by Melissa Lester, and several other nieces and nephews.   Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Saturday afternoon, February 4, 2017, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

Filed Under: London, Peterborough, Sarnia

McPhee, Joseph

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home on January 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 80 years. He fought a good fight and is settled into the comforts of heaven. His family and friends are grateful for the many blessings he gave to us. Dear husband of the late Dorothy McPhee (2015). Cherished Father of Joe and Debbie LeBlanc, Ann and Chet Kalinowski, Geralyn and George Nance, Lisa and Don Malek, Veronica and Sean Hadrian. Adored by his loving grandchildren Joey, Elise, Cory, Christie, Kaylee and Justin, Kale and Sheree, Kain and Laura, Nat and Shawn, Natalie (2006), Joshua, Lauren, Madison, Emma and Olivia. Cherished by his great grandchildren Tayler, Jake, Bryce, Liea, Brianna, Kingston, Nevaeh, Kennedy, Angelina, and Domenic. Survived by many family members and close friends. Joseph retired from Chrysler Canada after 29 years of dedicated service. We will miss our Dad’s giving nature, late night visits, card games and terrible puns. Donations made to your favourite charity in his name would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne’s Church, 12233 Tecumseh Road East, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at

Harvey, David “Scotty”

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 30, 2017 at 79 years of age. Caring husband of Betty for 58 years. Loving father of Caroline Holman, Alison Harvey-Gallant (Sam Di Fazio) and reunited with his beloved son David. Beloved Papa of David, Lennie (Courtney) and Jaden. Dear brother of Tommy (Shirley), Eleanor (Billy) and predeceased by siblings Margaret and George. Scotty will be sadly missed by his extended family and dear friends. He retired from Ford Canada after many years of service. If you so desire, donations to Earn Your Wings would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 1:00pm until time of funeral service at 3:00pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

CATLIN, John (Jack)

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of 58 years to Betty (nee Laforest). Loving dad of Mary Beth and husband Carl Kuramoto, Pam and husband Dave Abdo. Son of the late Elsie and Stan Catlin. Uncle to several nieces and nephews, and survived by cousins. Special thank you to the Alzheimer’s Society for their support and care. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Windsor or the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated. Cremation was held. Memorial visitation Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, East Windsor 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation at

SIMPSON, Thomas (Tommie) Joseph

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Peacefully in his 96th year after a short illness, surrounded by family. Tommie is predeceased by his wife of close to 60 years, Florence Lemieux. They are dancing the jitterbug together now. Tommie is survived by his children Judy, Wayne (Patti), Janet and Tommie. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Tommie was a Naval War Veteran and one of only 116 to receive the Distinguished Service Medal, he spoke often about his times in the war and made sure the history was passed down for the generations. Tom served for many years as the Navy Club President on University & Bruce in Windsor. Tommie’s career outside of the service took many turns beginning with his first career as a TV technician which lasted for over thirty years. Just a few short years later he began working as a Border Control guard for Customs & Immigration, doing both jobs at the same time in order to provide for his family. While at Customs & Immigration he worked as the Union President at one point in his long 23 year career at the border. He retired in 1987 and spent the next years dancing, playing baseball, cards and golf with his many friends and family. Tommie will likely be best remembered as one of the founding members of the Windsor Essex County Seniors Softball league, which he played well into his eighties before finally hanging up his glove. The league is still in place today. The family would like to express gratitude to the Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus Emergency and 5th floor nursing staff for your care and compassion in our father’s final hours. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to VETS Canada or the PTSD Association of Canada to assist Veterans who are returning from war with PTSD, which was a cause near to our father’s heart. Visiting on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with a Naval Veterans Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Archdeacon Ron Matthewman officiating Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor. On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Parkwood Gospel Temple, 3005 Temple Drive, after 10:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. with procession to Victoria Memorial Gardens for interment to follow. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at

FLEMING: William ‘Bill’

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday January 30th, 2017 in his 86th year.

Bill Fleming, beloved husband and best friend of Norita (née O’Donoghue). Loving father of Dawn (Roy Richards), Arlene (Stephen Bolton), Sinead (Michael Sugrue) and Andrew (Emily Howard).

Cherished ‘Pops’ & ‘Seanpa’ to his grandchildren Brandon, Sean, Christopher, Courtney, Roisin, Diarmuid, Callum, Everett and dear great grandchildren Jaiden and Scarlett.

The family would like to thank Dr Lisa Aldridge and the nurses and staff of CareFor for their Dedication and Compassion.

Friends are invited to pay respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) on Wednesday February 1, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St Mary’s Church, (100 Yonge street at Bayswater ave.) on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11 AM.

Interment to follow at Hope Cemetery. Donations in memory to the Ottawa Food bank greatly appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.

Filed Under: Ontario

HOOKER: Grace of Wardsville formerly of Glencoe

Posted by on January 31, 2017

At Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Monday, January 30, 2017 Grace Hooker of Glencoe passed away in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ray Hooker (2009). Dear mother of Linda Payne (Garry) and Ken Hooker (Martha). Loved by her grandchildren, Angie, Matthew, Michael (Malin) and Ryan (Andrea) and great grandchildren Emma, Alex, Charlie, Casey, Lyla and Jack. Also survived by her brother Jim (Carolyn) McKitrick. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Staff of Babcock Community Care Centre where Grace made her home the last 8 years.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

GOULD: Edna of Wardsville formerly of Glencoe

Posted by on January 31, 2017

At Beattie Manor, Wardsville on Saturday, January 28, 2017, Edna Gould of Glencoe passed away in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Ab Gould. Dear mother of Lois (Glenn) Hayter, Ken (Bonnie) Gould) and Jamie (Jane) Gould. Dear sister of George Wilson Fletcher. Loved and remembered by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 2 brothers Duncan and Gilbert Fletcher. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Saturday February 4th from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services

Filed Under: London, Ontario

LEPAGE: Stella de Hawkesbury

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Madame Stella Lepage de Hawkesbury, est décédée le samedi 28 janvier 2017 à l’âge de 69 ans. Elle est partie rejoindre l’homme de sa vie, Maurice Lepage. Elle était la fille de feu Joseph-Louis Dewar et de feu Rosanna Duval; la mère bien-aimée d’Aline (Michel Renaud), Micheline (Pierre Balleux), Steven (Isabelle Paul), Julie et André (Lyne); la grand-mère adorée de Ashley Lemay (Océane Gélinas), Leigh-Ann, Frederick, Jessy-James, Joey-Justin et Cynthia Lemay; la chère soeur de Patrick (Blanche), Florida (feu Yvon) et Sherley. Elle fut prédécédée par trois petits-enfants; Joey Lemay, Maïka et Bianka. Elle laisse également plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et amis. Un gros merci spécial à sa grande amie Ida Paquette Dumoulin, à sa belle-soeur Noëlla Lepage qui se sont beaucoup occupé de Stella. Un merci également au personnel de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury et l’Hôpital Général d’Ottawa pour les bons soins prodigués.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Le service aura lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury, le lundi 6 février 2017 à 11 h. La famille sera présente à l’église à compter de 10 h 15 pour recevoir vos condoléances.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury, 101-175, rue Main Ouest, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 seraient appréciés.

Pour offrir vos condoléances par télécopieur, composez le (613) 632-1065 ou visitez notre site Internet

Filed Under: Ontario

ARNER, Anna (Hall) of Kingsville

Posted by on January 31, 2017

February 17, 1928 – January 30, 2017

Wife of the late Arthur J. Arner (2011) of Kingsville with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Loved by children Carol (Harry) Wiens, Louise (Roger) Hatton, Gord, Neil (Millicent). Beloved grandmother to Kristen and Kimberly Wiens, Rachel (Geofrey) Owora, Bryan Hatton, Doug Hatton, Carolyn Arner. Survived by brother-in-law Ronald Arner and wife Norma of Dundas, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Meta (Max) Brownlie, sister-in-law Shirley Hyland. Many thanks to niece Heather Brownlie for her many phone calls. Thanks to Paramed nurses Betty Ann and Danielle for their professional care and kindness, and to Robin (Pinkie) of LDMH. Special recognition to staff of Southgate Residence (Retirement Home in Kingsville) for their care and compassion, and to the residents for their friendship. Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service to celebrate Anna’s life at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Frank Staples officiating. Interment Iler Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Leamington District Memorial Hospital, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. You may send your online condolences to

Filed Under: Windsor

Di Scanno, Giovanni “John” of Sarnia

Di SCANNO, GIOVANNI – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Giovanni “John” Di Scanno died peacefully on January 30, 2017. Beloved husband of Angela (Tote). Loving father of Cathy (Saverio) Cocozzoli, Anna (Angelo) Iafrate and Elio (Helen) Di Scanno. Cherished Nonno of Melissa (Anthony) Iafrate, Ernie Cocozzoli (Jen Somers-Hanly), Jessica Cocozzoli (Chris Dundee), Daniela (Rob) France, Anthony Iafrate (Kelly Levert), and Julia & Robert Di Scanno. Special Bisnonno of Aveah France. Dear brother of Maria Ferrera (late Antonio). Brother-in-law of Cristina Di Scanno, Liberata (Giuseppe) Ferrera, Maria Tote (late Frank), Teresa (Ascenzo) Caschera and Sante Tote (late Iole). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Domenico and Lucia, his brother Luigi Di Scanno and sister Giuseppina Conte (Andrea). Born and raised in Fontechiari Italy, John immigrated to Canada in 1961. With a new bride at his side, he started his journey with little more than the clothes on his back and his cherished accordion. From humble beginnings, John demonstrated unrelenting work ethic to provide a wonderful life for his wife and three children. He measured his life’s success by the level of respect he garnered and was never concerned with the allure of material wealth. For fun, John loved to socialize and entertain family and friends. His funny stories, singing, dancing and playing the accordion were always complimented by a loving dose of his authentic Italian food and self-proclaimed ‘award winning’ wine. As an avid outdoorsman, John enjoyed and excelled at hunting, fishing, golf and bocce. During retirement, his routine was coffee with Angela under the bridge then hours spent watching nature, tending to his amazing gardens and nurturing his prized fig trees. For his family that he so treasured, John’s passing has created a void that will never be filled. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Friday, February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., SarniaN7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at

Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

MUNN: Paul of Hay Township

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, January 30, 2017 of Hay Township in his 64th year.  Loving husband of Marg (Groot) Munn.  Dear father of Pamela Munn and her fiancé Gerry Healy of London, and Steven Munn of Hay Township. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John and Sharon Munn of Hay Township, John and Elze Groot of Exeter, Peter and Elaine Groot of Hensall, Marianne and Glen Warwick of Seaforth, David and Shari Groot of Chatham, Patrick Groot of Zurich, Elizabeth and Paul Weber of Mildmay, Christopher and Rhonda Groot of Ilderton, Jeannie Groot of Calgary, Joey and Patty Groot of Zurich, and Jerry and Julie Groot of Zurich. Predeceased by his parents Donald and Eunice (Penhale) Munn, sister Jane Coleman, parents-in-law John and Bridget Groot, and a nephew Jonathon.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Wednesday, February 1st from 6-7 PM, where the funeral service will be held at 7 PM.  Spring interment Hensall Union Cemetery.

Donations to the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

ROOT, William E. S. “Ned” of Peterborough and formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Root, William E. S.

Long-time Brockville resident Ned Root died peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 with family by his side to thank him and wish him well.  He is predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend, Juanita (2005), his parents William (1943) and Margaret (1969), and his sister Catherine (1973).  He is survived by Bill and Rosemary (Cape Breton Island), Dolwyn and Bob (Peterborough), six grandchildren (Lorne [Maureen], Timothy, Jessica [Jonathan], Emily [Andrew], Ian [Carly], Andrew [Sarah]), nine great-grandchildren (Jillian, Jackson, Logan, Aidan, Coen, Isla, Max, Eleanor and Henley), and special “Paw” to the Solc family.  A memorial service will be held at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2.00 p.m.  If desired, donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent online at

LAPPAN, Betty Ann of Lansdowne, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Betty Ann Lappan

Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday January 26th, 2017, Betty Ann (McMullen) Lappan of Lansdowne aged 76 years. Beloved wife of James “Jim” Lappan. Loving daughter of the late Alexander and Jean (Glazier) McMullen. Dear sister of Bob McMullen (Sue) of Gananoque and Jane Johannson (Michael) of San Francisco, CA. Cherished aunt of Curtis, Christa and Clay McMullen and Michelle and Brett Johannson

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince St., Lansdowne on Wednesday February 1st, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel at1:00 p.m. In memory of Betty Ann, donations to the Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario through the UHKF would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at


Filed Under: Brockville, Kingston, Ontario

LYNN: Murray Edwin of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2017

LYNN: Murray Edwin – at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Monday, January 30, 2017.  Murray Lynn was the beloved companion of Linda Stevens of Beaverton.  Father of Janice Lynn (Paul Kohn), Joanne (Glen) Bidon and David Lynn.  Survived by his grandsons Matt and Andy Bidon.  Brother of Bernice Douglas, predeceased by his brother Gordon “Hank” and his sister Marie Hedges. Brother-in-law of Gary and Nancy Edgar. Uncle of Mary Douglas, Erin (Darryl) Linguist, Andrea Jackson and Ryan Edgar. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 11 AM until time of funeral service at 12 noon. If so desired, memorial donations, in memory of Murray, to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at

Filed Under: Ontario

SCHRAM: Donna Jean (nee Guy) of Toronto, formerly of Chatham.

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Schram, Donna Jean (nee Guy) passed away peacefully on Sunday January 29th, 2017 at the age of 88 in Toronto, Ontario. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Melrose and son Paul (Mary-Douglass), 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Donna was predeceased by her husband Bill, her son Robert and her parents Russell and Marie Guy.  In keeping with Donna’s wishes a private interment will be held in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, with a memorial service planned to take place in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Online condolences may be left at

PEDERSEN: Sigrid (nee Ernstsen) of St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly of Port Talbot and Union

Posted by on January 31, 2017

PEDERSEN, Sigrid (nee Ernstsen), passed away peacefully at her residence, the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Paul Pedersen (Apr. 22, 2006).  Dearly loved mother of  Ebba Betts (Ken) of St. Thomas, Roy Pedersen (Dorothy) of Port Stanley, John Pedersen (Amy) of North Plains, Oregon, and the late Grethe Begley.  Cherished grandmother of Cheryl, Michael, Dennis, Timothy, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Anna, and great grandmother of Hayley, Jesse, Kiarra, Matthew, Brooke, Ella and Ben.  In addition to her husband and daughter, Sigrid was predeceased by six brothers (all in Denmark), as well as a step-grandson, Troy.  Born in Nimtofte, Denmark, September 20, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jens and Kirstine (nee Andersen) Ernstsen. Sigrid and Paul came to Canada in 1949.  They farmed together, residing at Port Talbot from 1956-1990, after which they moved to Union, and then to St. Thomas in 1999.  Sigrid had been under the loving and capable care of the staff at the Valleyview Home (CP Place) since 2012.  She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Thomas and a former member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, London.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made privately at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Tyrconnell.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

JOHNSON (nee Clark): Ivy Ward of Kelowna, B.C Formerly of Kamloops, B.C

Posted by on January 30, 2017


JOHNSON, Ivy Ward (nee Clark)
Mrs. Ivy Ward (Clark) Johnson passed away peacefully in Cottonwood Care facility, Kelowna, B.C. on November 19, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
Ivy is predeceased by her loving husband Carl William Johnson, December 1, 2008, age 87 years.
Ivy was born February 8, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Sarah Clark who emigrated from Liverpool, England with sister Hilda. In 1939, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C. where Ivy later met Carl and they married on September 2, 1953. Ivy and Carl were married for 55 years and had 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Daughter, Charlene (Johnson) and husband Larry Scott of Sherwood Park, Alberta, have two children, Jenna and Thomas Scott. Thomas Scott (grandson) and wife Jenna have one son (great grandson) Maxwell in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Son, Stewart Johnson of Kelowna, B.C. has two children, Sarah and Michelle Johnson (granddaughters).
Daughter, Heather (Johnson) and husband Roger Gabel of Kelowna, B.C. have two children, Rex and (Tammy) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jenifer and (William) and children of Moorpark, California.
Daughter, Janet (Johnson) and husband Dana Kaplanchuk of Maple Ridge, B.C. have five children, Amy, Kelsey and Holly (Johnson) Young (grandchildren), Shawn and Michelle Kaplanchuk.
Ivy was a dedicated daughter of Rebekah Lodge since 1951, and believed in the creed of “friendship, love and truth”. A vital importance to Ivy was keeping family and friends connected.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Erasmus, Missionwood Retirement Resort Home and Cottonwood Care Centre, for their exceptional attention to care, compassion, empathy and mindfulness.
It is a great loss set upon our family, but with our faith in God that our mother (Ivy) instilled in us, we will endure. God Bless.
Memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined and announced.
Should family or friends so desire, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society or any organization of need. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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Passed away peacefully after a 12 year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Survived by three children, Andre, Carlos, and Miguel. A musician with raw unbridled talent, she was offered a scholarship to Juilliard when she was 16. From a young age, she played the piano, the organ, the accordion, and the harmonica with equal versatility. She began to paint in her 20’s and discovered that she was a gifted painter.

She was diagnosed with bone cancer on her 60th birthday and came a hairsbreadth from death four times but fought her way back to life each time. She gained confidence and developed her painting talent with exponential speed. When asked why, she answered “I’m in a race against time. I have so much to say and so much more to bring into the world…” In her last five years of life, she produced more artwork and published more writing than she produced in the previous 20 years.

In 2008, she was named Montreal’s Woman of the Year for using her art as a tool to fight for women’s rights all over the world. She was then elected President of the prestigious Women’s Art Society of Montreal, which she grew dramatically.

Confronting the reality of death enabled her to blossom with unlimited creativity, courage and joy. The more broken her body became, the more she painted soaring images of birds, and butterflies, and dancing women. And when the cancer paralyzed her body, she painted tapestries of colour and love with her face, her voice and her mind.

She was never alone, surrounded by a closely knit group of friends who grew to love her (and each other). She died peacefully in her sleep after seeing her three children; her soul soaring to the beautiful places reflected in her art.

The family will receive condolences at 1070 St-Mathieu, Montreal, H3H2S8 (rear entrance on Joseph Manseau) on Dec 18 and 19, 2pm-9pm. In lieu of flowers, consider a financial donation to the Montreal Women’s Art Society to help publish her work.

Filed Under: Montreal

DUFAULT: Justin, Joseph of Calgary Formerly of Windsor, Toronto

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Justin passed away at his home in Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday December 18th, 2016. Justin is survived by his son Gabriel of River Canard Ontario, his mother Marlene Dufault, predeceased by father Roger Dufault (2013) His brothers Chris and Michael, and his sister Monique. Uncle to Justin and Dylan Tufty, Darren Dufault, Jarryd Barr, Katie Dufault, Shannon and Holly Dufault, Maddyx and Addyson Dufault. Great uncle of Riley and Nathan Dufault. Justin leaves behind his only child Gabriel, who Justin loved more than anything in this world. Justin was also an avid sportsman. He loved his fishing, bowling, golf and of course hockey where he was prideful of his skills as a goalie. Justin also loved to sing and act and was quite good at it too. For many years he performed under Brian Raisebeck and Theatre Alive! Justin was also a successful entrepreneur, as co-owner/operator of Choice Memorial in Calgary with his partner Teresa Jones. Justin graduated from Catholic Central high school in Windsor where he went on to Humber college to become a funeral director. Justin will be cremated following a private service in Calgary.

A memorial service for friends and family in Windsor is being planned for the second week of the new year. Details will be released as they are confirmed

Filed Under: Toronto, Windsor

RICHARDS: Shauna Leigh (Shaunski) of Winnipeg Formerly of Courtenay and Kelowna

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Richards, Shauna Leigh Oct 2, 1977 – Dec 18, 2016 There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited, loving Shauna, who died in Winnipeg, at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” was called home to the open, loving arms of her family in heaven. Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC In 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna, and finally Winnipeg. The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks, and a trigger for an hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna! Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994, and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog, “Ruff”, tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind like her dad, Brian, on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven! Shauna was predeceased by her dad, Brian,, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah, and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey, on sometimes bumpy roads, was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom, Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun, and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie) and cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan, and Darcy (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name, to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated. Love you forever and ever “Our beautiful little Toad”. Picture can be viewed at Campbell River Mirror online.

Filed Under: Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg


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Born August 22, 1932 – Died October 22, 2016, Anne Pettypiece – Gregory was married for 32 years and predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas Gregory in 2006. Anne was Professor Emeritus at Ryerson University in Media Studies, Business and Technical Communications Department. Anne was sister to Thomas Pettypiece. She was dear cousin to Nancy (Wood) Enright, John Enright, David Wood, William Wood and Mary-Jane Russell. Cremation has taken place and niche internment is at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. For information regarding a memorial for Anne Pettypiece, please contact
Mary-Jane Russell at 905-870-5516 or

DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

VICKERS: Annette Hache of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac Formerly of Toronto, Bathurst

Posted by on January 30, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Annette Marie Haché Vickers at St-Eustache Hospital on Friday, November 4th 2016, aged 72. Born to Bella Jones Haché and Roméo Haché in Tracadie NB. on March 7, 1944, she was predeceased by her husband Adrian Alexander Vickers. Beloved mother of Carole (Brent), Tanya (Eric), and Alexander (Milena), a loving companion to Jacques Vincent, a dear grandmother to Christopher, Matthew, and James, beloved sister of Jean Baptiste (Jacqueline), Adrien (Elizabeth), Georgine (Eldred), Romeo (Suzanne), Denise (John) and Michel, and predeceased by her brother Léon (Michelle). She will be dearly missed by all that loved her, including many nieces and nephews, their children, and many friends from near and far. She will be remembered fondly in all of our hearts, and we will be hosting a celebration of her life on November 26th (6:30-9:00pm) and November 27, 2016 (12:00-16:00) at l’Espace Beaconsfield, at 40 H boul. St-Charles, Beaconsfield, H9W 5Z6.

C’est avec grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès soudain de Annette Marie (Haché) Vickers, le vendredi 4 novembre, 2016 à l’hôpital de St-Eustache, QC, à l’âge de 72 ans. Née le 7 mars, 1944 à Tracadie, Nouveau-Brunswick, elle était fille de feu Roméo Haché et feu Bella (Jones) Haché. Elle a grandi à Bathurst, N.-B.
Elle était la mère bien-aimée de Carole (Brent), Tanya (Eric) et Alexander (Milena) et la compagne affectionnée de Jacques Vincent ainsi que la grand-mère chérie de Christopher, Matthew et James. Elle était la soeur aimée de Jean-Baptiste (Jacqueline), Adrien (Elizabeth), Georgine (Eldred), Léon (Michelle), décédé en 2011, Roméo (Suzanne), Denise (John) et Michel.
Elle manquera grandement à tous ceux et celles qui l’aimaient ainsi qu’à ses nombreux neveux et nièces leurs enfants et ses amis d’ici et d’ailleurs. Elle demeurera dans nos coeurs.
À sa mémoire, un service commémoratif aura lieu le 26 novembre de 16:30 à 21:00 hr et le 27 novembre, 2016 de 12:00 à 16:00 hr. à l’Espace Beaconsfield au 40 H boul. St-Charles, Beaconsfield, H9W 5Z6.

Filed Under: Moncton, Montreal

PAULL: Dennis William of Lindsay Formerly of Eagle Lake

Posted by on January 30, 2017


PAULL, Dennis William entered into peace with family by his side at Ross Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Dear husband for the past 48 years to Donna (MacDuff). Beloved father of Kurtis (Char) and Nickole Kinzel (Brad). Loving Papa of Connor and Sheridan Paull of Lindsay; Alysha and Jolee Kinzel of Bracebridge. Loving brother to Gayla Davey (Bill), Cathy Hutchings (Dave), Wayd (Bev), Willard (Sandra), Maurice (Cynthia), and Arvada Reynolds. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will take place at Calvary Pentecostal Church (125 Victoria Ave North Lindsay, ON) on Saturday, October 29th @ Noon . Visitation will begin at 11 am and will continue up until the time of the service. Reception to follow. Friends are welcome to contribute donations towards Calvary Pentecostal Church or The Cancer Society. Many thanks to the wonderful Nurses, Doctors and Hospice Volunteers at the Ross Memorial Hospital for your compassion and care.

Filed Under: Peterborough