Regnier, Alfred Joseph “Ringo” of Leamington, Ontario

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Regnier, Alfred Joseph “Ringo”

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Erie Shores Healthcare, Leamington at 81 years of age after a brief Illness. He leaves behind his wife Irene of 62 years. Beloved father of Lynn (Dean) Bateman, Denise (Dave) Wallingford, Jacqueline (John) Graham and Anne Marie Regnier. Loving Pepere of Ryan and Tyler (Angela) Dittus, Jill Wallingford, Laura (Jason) Wallingford-Baltazar, Charlene (John Paul) Graham-Gallant, John (Heather) Graham, Katie (Decio) Marques, Scott (Stacey) Graham, Nicole Regnier. Predeceased by one grandson Eric. Adored Old Pepere of 11 great grandchildren and 1 deceased. Predeceased by his parents Azord and Velina Regnier and brothers Russell, Morgan, Larry (Phyliss) and Donald (Betty) Regnier. Will be missed by his siblings Carl (Valerie) Regnier, Betty Anne (Gordon) Dufour, Marilyn (Wayne) Mayor, Marion (Paul) Boutette, Barb (Victor) Kelch, Irene (Jim) Malette, Carol (Jack) Hawkins, Danny (Irene) Regnier and Terry (Linda) Regnier. Dear brother In-law of Clara (Leon Roelans) Willet, Rita (Ed) Brooks, Jeanette (Joe) Graham. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Special friend to his buddies at Blondies and the stables. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ringo’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the MS Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Windsor

JOLY: Gilles of Hawkesbury

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Mr. Gilles Joly from Hawkesbury passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband of Gloriette Joly nee Dubord; the son of the late Adrien Joly and of the late Gracia Lacelle; the cherished father of France, Anne (Bill Keeler) and Anike (Marco Labonté); the loving papy of Chad; the dear brother of Claudette (late Richard Dubord); the brother-in-law of Marjolaine (Aurèle Galipeau) and Angéline (André Séguin). He was predeceased by three brothers-in-law: Jacques Dubord (late Huguette), Claude Dubord and Gaston (Lise). He also leaves many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family wishes to celebrate his 45 years as a firefighter with the Fire Service of the Hawkesbury Department, for his courage and dedication in the community. The family also wishes to mention his 30 years of service at Amoco Fabrics, where he founded many friendships. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hawkesbury General Hospital for the excellent cares given.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury, on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The family will be present at the church to receive your condolences from 9:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation, 101-175, Main Street West, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 would be appreciated.

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

Monsieur Gilles Joly de Hawkesbury est décédé paisiblement le jeudi 27 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 75 ans. Il était le tendre époux de Gloriette Joly née Dubord; le fils de feu Adrien Joly et de feu Gracia Lacelle; le père bien-aimé de France, Anne (Bill Keeler) et Anike (Marco Labonté); le papy adoré de Chad; le cher frère de Claudette (feu Richard Dubord); le beau-frère de Marjolaine (Aurèle Galipeau) et Angéline (André Séguin). Il fut prédécédé par trois beaux-frères: Jacques Dubord (feu Huguette), Claude Dubord et Gaston (Lise). Lui survivent également plusieurs cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. La famille tient à commémorer ses 45 ans comme pompier avec le Service d’Incendie de la ville de Hawkesbury, pour son courage et dévouement au sein de la communauté. La famille tient aussi à mentionner ses 30 ans de services chez Amoco Fabrics, où il a développé plusieurs amitiés. La famille désire remercier le personnel de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury 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. Les obsèques auront lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury le samedi 5 août 2017 à 10 h 30. La famille sera présente à compter de 9 h 30 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.

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Filed Under: Ontario

HENDERSON, Beverly Joan of Brigden Ontario

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HENDERSON, Beverly Joan- Age 79 of Brigden, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at London Health Sciences – University Campus. Dearest daughter of the late John Allan and Dorothy Learne.
Ecclesiastes 3.1: To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. Certainly remembered by loved sons the Rev. Robert J.A. (Margie) Henderson of Windsor and Christopher J. Henderson of London. Loving Nana to Brett and Kyle. To the only God our Savior be glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jude 1.25. For this world is not conclusion, a sequel stands beyond. Invisible as music, yet positive as sound. Cremation has taken place.
Private family graveside service will take place at Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

McCann, Lisa nee (Burns)

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Passed away peacefully, on July 25, 2017 at 54 years of age, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife and best friend of Joe for 35 years.  Loving mother of Corey and now with her arms around her late sons, J.P (1992), and Brandon (2016).  Precious grandmother of Dante, Caleb and Tyler.  Predeceased by her mother Joan (1967), much loved daughter of Harvey and Gloria Burns.  Caring sister of Mark (Megan), the late Harvey (2012), Jon (Josie) and Patrick.  Beloved best friend of Debbie Renaud and will be missed dearly by many close friends, and especially by her precious dogs Bubbles and Bambie. If you desire memorial tributes may be made to the HCMA .  Visitation will take place on Sunday, from 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service on Monday July 31, 2017 at 11:30 am. Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

SPRATT: Patrick Matthew of London

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SPRATT, Patrick Matthew

Patrick passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in his 52nd year. Beloved brother of Sharon, Fred, Mike, Danielle, Shawn, Karen, Maureen, and Alex. He will be missed dearly by his many nieces and nephews, Sarah, Meghan, Jessica, Rachel, Rebecca, Caitlin, Kelcey, Morgan, Jamie, Aaryn, Emma, Caleb, Henry, Annabel, Abigail, Beatrice, Miriam, and Ella. Predeceased by his parents, Don and Nancy Spratt. Patrick was a long-time member of the Community Living London Program at Ford Crescent. All of the staff and his friends there were a second family to Patrick. Patrick also loved seeing all of the Voyageur drivers who he developed relationships with over his many years of attending Ford Crescent. Patrick brought so much joy to everyone close to him. He will always be remembered for his wonderful nature, big smile, and love for Karaoke Day and Sesame Street. Cremation has taken place. At the family’s request, there will be no funeral home visitation or service. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Community Living London at 190 Adelaide Street, London, ON, N5Z 3L1 in memory of Patty. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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Wilson, Jesse Joseph

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Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family, on July 25, 2017 at 27 years of age.  Cherished son of Joseph and Cheryl.  Devoted brother of Steven and Jody, Jason and Suzanne, Danielle and the late Jonathon.  Adored uncle of Mackenzie, Emily, Nathan, Athena and Simon.  Predeceased by his grandparents Jules and Gwen Cusson, and Ron and Leona Wilson.  He will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Jesse was a proud employee of Weir Bros. Heating and Cooling.  If you so desire, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Devoted husband of nearly 57 years to Lina (De Marco). Cherished father of Sonia and the late John DeNapoli. Adored NoNo of Amanda, Alessandra and Alexia De Napoli. Reunited in Heaven with his parents Filippo and Santa; in-laws Guisseppe and Maria Rosa DeMarco; brothers Filippo and Consolato and sister Angelina. Brother-in-law of Gina Marciano, Mario and Maria Franchi, Mike and Lena DeMarco, John and Pamela DiBella and Romeo and Janis DeMarco. Survived by many nieces and nephews in Windsor and Italy. Antonio was a Chrysler retiree. He enjoyed playing cards and gardening. He had a passion for watching soccer, which he can now continue in Heaven with his son-in-law John having the best view of any game. Antonio above all, loved his family. His daughter and granddaughters were the light and joy of his life. His kind heart and sense of humour will never be forgotten. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Visiting Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday family and friends are invited to meet after 9:00am at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) followed by Mass at 10:00am. Entombent to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

SCOTT, Cecil E. “Cec”

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Passed away peacefully at Huron Lodge, with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Jean (nee Kotyk). Loving father of Deborah, Kevin (Darlene), and Lori (Brad). Cherished Grampa to Adam, Ryan, Chantal, Katie, Michael, and Sarah. Survived by his dear brother Allan, and sister-in-law Patricia. Predeceased by his siblings Russell, Jim, Gordon, and Theresa; and his late life partner Mary. Cecil will be missed by many extended family and friends across Canada and the USA. Cecil was a WWII veteran, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594. He worked at Beneficial Finance for 42 years, and enjoyed building homes, renovating, playing golf, and traveling. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Huron Lodge for their excellent, compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Poppy Fund or a charity supporting veterans would be appreciated. Visiting on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of a Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

FRAIN, Margaret (nee Veale)

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It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of a much loved wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma, while surrounded by her loving family on July 26, 2017, at the age of 79.  Much loved wife of Gerry for 60 years.   Loving mother of Kathy (Rory), Michael (Shelly), and Carol (Rob), and predeceased by David (2011).  Cherished grandma of Sarah (Steve), Samantha, Matthew, and Michael.  Adored great-grandma of Camden and his future sibling.  Survived by her brother Kevin (Pat), and predeceased by her brothers Charlie, Jack, Bernard, and David.  Margaret will be missed by her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews all in her native England.  Fondly remembered by Rick.  Margaret will always be remembered by the love she shared with her dear family, so much so that she gave birth to her eldest son David on her birthday, and passed on the same day he did, six years later, July 26th.   If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Friday 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at






Norman, Joan Lois (nee Stephenson)

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Passed away peacefully on July 28, 2017 at 82 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Bruce Norman (2013).  Cherished mother of Debra Clark (Donald) of Boyle, AB, Gary (Rosemary), Tim (Denise) and Lisa Hardcastle (George).  Dear grandmother of Matthew Clark (Sarah); Stephen (Meaghan), Andrew (Amanda), Luke (Brooke-Lyn), Brande (Jelena), Kyle, Taylor (Jay) Norman; and Leandra (Dalton) and Kalene Cieslak.  Adored great-grandmother of Warren and Reid Norman.  Loving sister of Dianne Kemp (Darren), Brenda Maloney (Roger), and the late Lionel Stephenson (the late Carol).  She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Joan was a former employee of Simpsons/The Bay.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation services have taken place.  Memorial visiting Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at



MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

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MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

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WESTALL: John “Jack” Harold of Belleville

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Westall, John “Jack” Harold – November 9, 1924- July 29, 2017

It is with profound sadness yet joy for the amazing life we shared, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in his 93rd year.  Predeceased by his parents, John & Mildred Westall, his sister, June Thompson and his son, David Bruce (stillborn).  He will be sadly missed by his wife, Alma, his daughter, Debbie, son-in-law, Howard Fiander, his granddaughter, Lisa, many brothers-in-law & sisters-in-laws and his cousins, Isabelle Hunt and Garth & Cheryl Westall.  He was saddened and missed seeing his grandson, Geoffrey (Kim Hawkins) and three great granddaughters, Cassidy, Mya and Datsun.  When he was a young lad, Jack enjoyed fishing on the Bay of Quinte when he visited his grandparents, Jack & Lillian McAfee.  This was a really special time for him as he grew up in Toronto.  Jack was a proud World War II Navy Veteran.  He served on the Stradcona, Hochelaga and Ashleaf ships in Australian Waters. Jack and Alma (nee Lewis from Cascumpec, PEI) met and married in Toronto.  They were married on August 31, 1949 and enjoyed 67 years of life together.  Jack loved the years he spent working with his wife, Alma and daughter Debbie at Ja-Al-Dee Cottages in Havelock on the Trent River.  They were there from the early 60’s until 73 and enjoyed building their business from 3 to 8 cottages with the addition of a pool.  Jack loved interacting with the campers, playing horseshoes, fishing, swimming and working very hard.  Jack retired May 5, 1983 from the Canadian National Railway where he served for 35.5 years as a Police Officer.  When he retired, Jack & Alma enjoyed spending winters in Florida in their motor home.  They had a great time going to Arizona in 1990, Alaska in 1991 and numerous trips east to Prince Edward Island.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273).  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Lawrence Lewis, Jack’s brother-in-law officiating.  Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.  Memorial Donations to Hospice Quinte would be appreciated.

Filed Under: Belleville, Ontario

SAMMUT, Katharina Marlene of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 30, 2017

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with liver disease, at Toronto General Hospital on Friday July 28th, 2017 in her 45th year. Beloved wife of Paul Sammut.  Cherished mother of Magdalena and Samuel.  Loving daughter  of Horst Bastian and the late Irmgard Bastian.  Dear sister of  Ralph (Brenda) and the late Michael.  Lovingly remembered by Paul’s parents Chuck and Sharon Sammut, her nieces and nephews and her extended family and friends.  A celebration of Katharina’s life will be held on Thursday August 3rd at 2 pm, at Carruthers Creek Community Church, 599 Bayly Street East, Ajax.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Life Girls’ Home Canada (Box 149 Consecon, ON  K0K 1T0).  Condolences received at

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario, Toronto

LESOKY: Kenneth Wilfred of Winnipeg Formerly of Stead, MB and Nanaimo, BC

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Born: Feb 05, 1938
Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2017

“Is that you?”

After a long and valiant battle with ill health ­ but mercifully short final skirmish ­ Ken found peace at Victoria Hospital on July 26, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 79.

He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen; their children, Kevin (Colette) and Audra (George); his grandchildren, Garett and Shane who were the love and pride of his life; their mother Kim; siblings, Gerry, Louis and Donna (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes (nee Deacon); and countless waterfowl, fish and all manner of forest fauna and flora unlucky enough to fall within his sharp sight. Born on February 5, 1938, Ken ­ if he is to be believed ­ was a true Stead ‘bad boy’ who raised foxes, shifted outhouses, lifted moonshine and flipped cars until he tripped up the aisle with Eileen Vincent in 1964. They moved from Pine Falls, MB to Nanaimo, BC in 1966 where Ken worked in a paper mill for 11 years. He also angled to considerably deplete west coast fish stocks, and raise Five Star Whiskey stock prices, on camping weekends with his family and the lifelong friends he made there.

Moving back to Stead, MB in 1977 to take over Lesosky’s General Store, Ken continued to work as a millwright in Pine Falls until his retirement in 2000. A baseball back catcher, hockey goalie, avid sportsman, ceaseless tinkerer, hearty tippler, merciless jokester, Gull Lake Olympian, and casual collector of mostly useless things ­ Ken lived large until a stroke shrank his life in 2010. After seven years of struggle, and several other cruel health blows Ken had enough and took his leave.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Stead, MB with a reception to follow at Stead Community Centre. Fr. James Gray will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken’s life, but please note that the church is very small and will likely only accommodate family. An attempt will be made to broadcast the service in the churchyard, however, so please bring lawn chairs and bug spray. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada to support the fowl families of those Ken blasted from the skies.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268­3510 or MB Toll Free 1­ 877­776­2220

BIGELOW: Robert George of Barrie, Ontario Formerly of Hawkesbury, Ontario

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Robert Bigelow passed away on April 10, 2016 at the age of 78 of Leukemia. Beloved husband of Juliette Belair; son of the late Hiram Bigelow and of the late Florence Groulx; Father of Brian, Sandra and Lynn; Grandfather of Leslie, Jessica, Mathew and Brigitte; brother of Frances (Gilles Myre), Joyce (Marcel Laliberté),Hubert (Denise) and the late Percy

Filed Under: Barrie

Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

PIRS (Schrick): Juliana of Oshawa Formerly of Born in Ottbergen, Germany,

Posted by on July 30, 2017


It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of Juliana (Schrick) Pirs who passed away June 16th, 2017 at the young age of 90. Born in Ottbergen, Germany and raised her family in Sudbury, Ontario. Loving mother of Dean, John (Betty), Linda, Susan and Mark (Angel). She was a cherished grandmother and great grandmother to many. She was a free-spirit, loved to travel and fiercely independent. When she wasn’t spending time with family, she was spending most of her time outdoors. No words can describe the emptiness in our hearts. Rest in peace dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, you will be missed.

Filed Under: Sudbury

CORY: Tamara of Stony Plain Formerly of Saskatoon

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With the deepest of sadness, the family of Tamara Cory announces her untimely passing on June 11th, 2017. Tamara will be lovingly remembered by her handsome and courageous son Braden, her beautiful and talented daughter Carson, her loving and devoted husband Neil, and her extended family in Saskatoon (including her parents and brother, and Neil’s parents, brothers, niece, nephews and sisters in law).

Tamara had large extended families in the education and dance community. Tamara was always willing to spend extra time with students that needed and were willing to accept her help. She formed many special bonds with current and former students and coworkers who have remained her dearest and closest friends. Outside of work Tamara was a devoted dance mom with a large and loving extended dance family. Always organized, and ready with answers for those who needed her. The passion she had in supporting her daughter Carson in her dance journey was evident to any who met her. Supporting Carson’s dance journey brought her so much joy and pride.

A celebration of life service will be held for Tamara on Wednesday June 21st, 2 pm at the Serenity Funeral Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Filed Under: Edmonton, Saskatoon

WILSON: Douglas, Gordan of Toronto

Posted by on July 30, 2017


Douglas Gordan Wilson, 84 of Toronto passed peacefully on Saturday June 10th, 2017.

Born March 19th, 1933 in Nova Scotia, he was the devoted husband of late wife Grace Edith (Sunman) Wilson. He formerly worked as a postal worker for Canada Post.

Surviving are two children, Susan and Steven Wilson, 33 year old granddaughter Samantha DeCouto and 13 year old great-granddaughter Alexandra Francis.

Douglas Wilson has touched the lives of everyone he has crossed paths with and will always be known for his kindness, generosity and sense of humour.

A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11. 9 Dawes Rd, Toronto, Ont. M4C 5A8 on Tuesday June 20th from 6-8pm.

Filed Under: Toronto

CRAGGS: George Ernest of Sarnia Formerly of Swindon England

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Survived by daughter Sally Craggs and son Stephen ( Stacy) Craggs. Ganddaughters Carlee and Kember. Grandchildren Xavier Craggs and Lexi Whitehouse. Cousin Val Dancer in England.
Predeceased by wife Joan.
George served in the English Merchant Navy until immigration to Canada with his family in 1967. In 1970 they moved to Sarnia where George worked at Polysar as an engineer. In his retirement years he moved back to his beloved England.
George loved to travel and spent much of the last few years on cruises to different locations. He also enjoyed spending many hours playing bridge with close friends.
Funeral arrangements will be made in England
Donations woudl be appreciated to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue (

Filed Under: Sarnia

WILLIAMSON: Carole Rose (Lawrence) of London

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WILLIAMSON, Carole Rose (Lawrence) – went to sleep on July 24, 2017, in her 75th year, at Parkwood Hospital after a courageous battle. Daughter of the late Frank & Doris Lawrence. Survived by her devoted husband Harvey, her two sons Greg & Darryl and their wives, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her eight siblings Dolores, Lyle, Ronald, Lloyd, David, Marlene, Gerald, Colleen and their spouses, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Carole loved her best friend & sweetheart Harvey Williamson for over 55 years. Together they raised their two sons, Greg & Darryl.

Carole was well known for her beautiful smile and her love of people. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she found great joy in sharing with others the simple truths of good news as found in the Bible, in both English & Sign Language – (Romans chapter 10, verses 13, 14 & 15)

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in so many ways.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 459 Second Street, London, Ontario.

The family sincerely appreciates the exceptional care Carole received in the last four and a half years from the London Health Sciences Centre Cancer Clinic & Palliative Care Unit and the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit. As well, we say a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to the excellent, compassionate and professional nursing staff who cared for Carole’s needs at home on a daily basis.

Filed Under: London

Brazeau, Barbara Ann (Ferguson) of Sarnia

After a courageous battle with cancer,  BARBARA ANN (FERGUSON) BRAZEAU age 82 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health on Saturday July 29, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Omer Brazeau (2012).  Loving mother of Katherine Poirier, James Brazeau, Nancy DeBie, Steven Brazeau, Kenny and Theresa Brazeau.  Cherished grandmother of Robert (Maria), David, Sarah, Kevin, Alex, Jessica, Christopher, Kyle, Stacy and Silio.  Also survived by sisters in law Lorraine Ferguson, Beulah Ferguson and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Grace Ferguson, brothers Stan, Ken, Elroy, Ian, Alan and grandson Michael Gillespie.  Barbara was a strong compassionate woman who cared for others deeply and volunteered with Children Aid Society for many years.  She was fun loving and had a good sense of humour and will be missed by all who knew her.  The family wish to thank the nurses at V.O.N. and the Palliative Care Unit who took exceptional care of her.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Wednesday August 2nd  at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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JORIS: Rachel Catharina

Posted by on July 28, 2017

Suddenly, on Thursday, July 27th 2017, Rachel Catharina Joris, beloved fiancée to Richard (Bobby) Tusch, and mother-to-be of their first child, passed away at the age of 26. Rachel was the loving and vivacious daughter of Rudi and Sheila Joris and daughter-in-law of Richard and Lori Tusch. Sister of Courtney (Bryan), Tara (Craig) and Todd Joris and William (Natalie) and Georgia (Carl) Tusch. Proud Aunt of Alan, Kaitlin, Andrew, Braeden and Jameson. Cherished niece of Frank (Helen) Bennemeer, Henri Bennemeer, Joanne (Wade) Huffman, Linda (Dennis) Booker, Sonia (Hector) Breiter, Ingrid (Graham) Chivers, granddaughter of Corrie Bennemeer.

Predeceased by grandparents Jan Bennemeer, Casey VanDorp, and Roger and Catharina Joris. Rachel will be missed deeply by countless cousins, dear friends, extended families and much-loved dog, Bronson.

Rachel was born on November 3, 1990 in Strathroy, Ontario. She was always a lively, beautiful, kind, and passionate person, never hesitating to pursue her interests and try new things. She truly found her calling in nursing a few short years ago and became certified as a Registered Practical Nurse in June 2017. Rachel had plans to practice mental health nursing.

The family extends sincere thanks to the dedicated staff at Victoria Hospital, the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Department, and other first responders. Heartfelt thanks also go out to friends, neighbours, and community members for their thoughts, prayers, and support.

An informal visitation will be held at Caradoc Sands Golf Club, 24500 Saxton Road, Strathroy on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 commencing at 2:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 4:30pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Rachel’s honour to the London Health Sciences Foundation-FEMAP (First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program), in support of their vital work.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY,

“You go no more on your exultant feet,

Up paths that only mist and morning knew,

Or watch the wind or listen to the beat

Of a bird’s wings too high in air to view, —

But you were something more than young and sweet

And fair—and the long year remembers you”


– Edna St Vincent Millay

Filed Under: Ontario

FOURNIER SERVANT: Thérèse de Chénéville

Posted by on July 28, 2017

Madame Thérèse Fournier Servant de Chénéville est décédée le lundi 24 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 83 ans. Tendre épouse de feu Henri-Paul Servant du Lac-Simon; fille feu Essé Fournier et de feu Alexina Lirette. Elle était la mère bien-aimée de Normand (Madeleine), Francine (Paul), Michelle (Guy), Carole (Jean-Claude), Ginette (Michel), Paul et Benoit; la grand-mère adorée de 9 petits-enfants; l’arrière-grand-mère de 7 arrière-petits-enfants; et la chère soeur de Madeleine (feu Lionel), Georgette (feu Fernand), Jacqueline (Hector) et Françoise (Ghislain). Elle fut prédécédée par plusieurs frères et soeurs. Lui survivent également une belle-soeur Lucie (feu François), deux beaux-frères: Donald (Hélène) et Denis (feu Jeanne) ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs de la famille Servant, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La famille invite parents et amis au Complexe Funéraire Familial de la Petite-Nation Shields Berthiaume, 101, rue Principale, St-André-Avellin, Québec, (819) 983-6616, le samedi 12 août 2017 à compter de 10 h. Une cérémonie aura lieu en la chapelle du complexe funéraire le samedi 12 août 2017 à 11 h. Inhumation au cimetière de St-Félix-de-Valois de Chénéville.

Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons peuvent être faits à la Fondation des maladies du coeur du Québec, 109, rue Wright, Bureau 007, Gatineau, QC, J8X 2G7 et/ou à l’Association pulmonaire du Québec, 222-855, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC, H2L 9Z9.

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McKINLEY, Marilyn A. (Sinclair) of Harrow

Posted by on July 28, 2017

81 years, peacefully on July 28, 2017. Predeceased by her husband John (2012) Loving mother of Cathy Herdman and Mark Hall, Kingsville, Robert and Kim McKinley, Windsor. Loving grandmother of James (Kristen), Matt (Sofia), Sarah (Mitch), Greg, Alyssa and great granddaughter Audrey. Dear sister of John and Kathy Sinclair and sister-in-law of Bert (Nancy) McKinley, David (Pat) McKinley, Virginia (Garnet) Goodridge, Verona Perkins and the late Marian McRae. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and beloved cousins. Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. on Monday July 31, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Frank Staples officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Erie Shores Hospice, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or Harrow United Church. You may send your online condolences to

Filed Under: Windsor