HOPE, Ronald Keith

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife by his side on August 30, 2017 at 61 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend to Michelle (nee MacNeil). Predeceased by his parents William Garnet and Gertrude Hope and his siblings Hazel (Bill) Gifford, Bryan, Donald (Carol), and Garnet “Carlyle”. Survived by his loving brother George (Sharon) and his loving sister Donna (Ken) Skinner. Brother-in-law to Joan Hope. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Michael and wife Susan MacNeil and all of his extended family. Dearest uncle to Jason (Sherry), Jeff (Marianne), Linda (Tom) Matthews, Allan (Margaret), and Natalie, Nathan, Noel Griffion. Cherished great-uncle of Hannah, Aidan, Madison (BK), Preston, Holly, and Amy (Brett). Cherished great – great uncle of Zyleon. Loved by neighbours like family Toni, Adrian, Gloria (Reno), Isabelle, and Adrian. Will be fondly remembered by treasured co-workers and loving friends Diana, Jackie, Mary Jean, Evelyn, and Phil. Special thanks WRCC, Doctors Matthews and Springer, the dedicated doctors and nurses at WRH-Ouellette, WRH-MET 4th floor dedicated, compassionate nursing staff and Hospice workers and long supporting, compassionate, loving earth-angels of Michelle—Marion and Mikey. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held. Memorial Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Memorial Service Saturday 3:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

SAGEL: Reint of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Sagel, Reint … Passed away, in his sleep, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the age of 92. Predeceased by his loving wife Berendina (1994). Beloved father to John (Georgena). Devoted Papi to Michael and Christina. Adored Ompa to Alexus, Zhayon and Naarah. Reint will also be missed my many other family and friends. The family will receive friends for a visitation one hour prior (10:00-11:00am) to the funeral service which will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, London. Donations can be made to The Salvation Army’s London Citadel, 555 Springbank Drive, London, ON N6J 1H3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

HILDRED: Patricia Shirley (nee Barr) of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Hildred, Patricia Shirley (nee Barr)
Peacefully, at home on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her loving husband Max (2000). Cherished mother to Mark (Lisa) Hildred. Adored grandma to Nicole and Jeremey. Dear sister to the late Helen (Bill) Monteith, Joyce (Jerry) Davis and the late Jean (William) Spry . She will also be missed by many other nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends for a visitation one hour prior (12-1pm) to the memorial service which will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 1:00pm. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

Stachowiak, Alfons

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Passed away peacefully at home on August 30, 2017, at 96 years of age.  Cherished husband of Irena for 57 years.  Beloved father of Ursula and husband Bill.  Loving Dziadzia of Ali and Zack.  Alfons will be sadly missed by his extended family in Poland.  After WWII, Alfons moved to Canada and eventually settled in London, Ontario.  He worked for 32 years at 3M Canada, and in his retirement years, he loved to garden and take walks with Irena and their dog Jacek.  In his twilight years, he moved to Windsor with his wife Irena, enjoying time with his family.  He was a quiet and generous man and he will be missed.  A special thank you to Teena who helped every step of the way.  Additionally, thanks to Allison, Jake, Andrea and all the other support staff from Paramed.  Thank you as well to the nurses from Bayshore, especially Carol and Gina, and all the workers from Home Instead.  The support received from C.C.A.C. and Hospice was invaluable.  If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Monday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Funeral Service Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

BIRTCH, Shirley Georgina of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Shirley Georgina Birtch

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Wednesday August 30th, 2017. Shirley (Simpson) Birtch of Brockville aged 91 years. Beloved wife of Hubert Birtch. Loving mother of Jeffrey and his wife Wendy Birtch of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Susan Smith (Matt) of England, Laurie Church (Derek) of Ottawa and Curtis Birtch (Lauren) of Lyn; and great grandmother of William, Michael, Riley and Maxine. Dear sister-in-law of Gwen Simpson and Roger Birtch (Barb). Predeceased by parents George and Nora (McNamara) Simpson and brother Phillip Simpson. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East Brockville on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday September 2nd, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery. In memory of Shirley, donations to the Lung Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

 

Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

SLOAN, Ann Bernice of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Peacefully at her residence in Cobourg on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Ann Sloan (nee Lawless) at 76 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Sloan.  Loving mother of Angela Sloan, Tracey Sloan (Scott Rylott), and Marianne Sloan.  Cherished Nana of Brendan and Maggie.  Dear sister of Aileen Hoey.  Predeceased by her siblings Kathleen VanDusen, Louise Bowen, Mary Gillespie, Frank Lawless, Florian Rutherford, John Lawless, and Gerald Lawless.  Cremation with a private family interment service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Grafton.  A public Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

Paton, Neil

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Passed away suddenly, surrounded by his family Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, at the age of 83. Loving husband of Ingrid Paton (nee Larsen) and father of Jeff (Karen) Paton, Karen (Darryl) Charlton, Lisa (Lloyd) Ninaber, Tricia (Grant) Shenker, Jonathan Paton. Beloved grandfather of 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Survived by 3 sisters and predeceased by 1 brother and 1 sister.

 

Friends will be received on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am at Bethel Baptist Church, 264 Princess St, Strathroy. Condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, (519) 245-1023.

Filed Under: Ontario

SEGAR: Dorothy Ella (nee Gunn) of Chatham

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Dorothy passed away at St. Andrews Residence, Chatham, on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 in her 96th year. Born on November 7, 1921 in Six Mile Brook, Pictou County Nova Scotia. She was the eldest daughter of the late Munro Gunn (1982) and Edna Gunn (1990). She received her education in a small one-room schoolhouse near their farm. She graduated from Aberdeen Hospital as a registered nurse in 1945 and spent two years supervising in the outpatient department and studied x-ray, graduating in 1947 with a Dominion Registration in X-ray.  She then moved to Elnora, Alberta to work at the local hospital. Dorothy married her late husband Stanley (Turk) Gilbert Segar (1993) on August 10, 1949. They had two daughters, Mary-Ello Segar and Jo-Ann Patterson (Stuart). Dorothy continued to work at the hospital, as a community worker and with Home Care until her retirement. She continued to be an active member in her community upon retirement.  She enjoyed being active at the Elnora Drop-In Center enjoying carpet bowling, cribbage, curling, and leading an exercise group. Dorothy has many memories of their trips to England, Australia, Cook Islands, Nova Scotia, BC, and horseback riding in Cypress Hills, cruising to Alaska and the Caribbean. Dorothy and Ello moved to Chatham Ontario in 2001 to be close to Jo-Ann and her family. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by her grandchild, Aimee Patterson. Dearly missed by her sister Ada MacKay. Dorothy will be forever remembered by several nieces and nephew, longtime friends, and her extended family. Predeceased by her sister Agnes Parker (2009). Over the past 3 years Dorothy enjoyed taking part in all the activities at St. Andrew’s Residence.The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the caring professionals at St Andrew’s Residence. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Christian Reform Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, Chatham, Chatham on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 1:30pm. Interment in Elnora Cemetery, Elnora, Alberta will take place at a later date. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Residence or the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390).Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

HOUGEN: Melvin of Strathroy

Posted by on August 31, 2017

It is with great sadness, the family of Melvin “Mel” Hougen of Strathroy and formerly of Kapuskasing, Ontario, announces his peaceful passing at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Doris (nee Moroz) for 58 years. Loving father of Wanda Hougen of London and Darla Nitsche of Barrie. Cherished Papa of Valerie Nitsche (Channing McLeod) of Barrie, Jamie Nitsche (Wesley Dunning) of Belleville, Carly (Jacob) Verwaayen of London and Jordan Hougen of London. Great-grandfather of Rayon, Aurora and Rowan.

Mel was a long-time member of the the Masonic Beaver Lodge No. 83 A.F. & A.M., Strathroy, Eastern Star-Veritas #128, Strathocha Shrine Club, Strathroy and Scottish Rite Lodge for many years.

As per Mel’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 8th, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held under the auspices of Beaver Lodge No.83 A.F. & A.M. of Strathroy at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

 

Filed Under: London, Ontario

BEAUMIER, Denis of Sarnia

BEAUMIER, DENIS – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Denis Beaumier died at the age of 57. Beloved husband of Danielle (Tessier). Loving father of Celeste and Sheila (Dedra), Sarnia. Dear brother of Guy (Janice), Pierre (Josephine), Raymond (Colleen), Rene (Ksenia), Claire, Michel (Jane) and Richard. Also surviving is the mother of his children Debbie. Predeceased by his parents Roger & Therese Beaumier. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Cremation to follow. There will be no funeral service. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

BRYSON: Georgina Rose of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

BRYSON, Georgina Rose….

Peacefully, after a courageous battle at Parkwood Palliative Care, London, on, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in her 77th year. Predeceased by her husband Jim Bryson. Beloved mother of Pamela (Mark) Hart. Cherished “Nana” of Tara (Kody), Dana (Dan) and Samantha (Alex) Hart. Loving “GG” of Andrew, Lilyee, Jaiden, Jayse and “Roger”. Predeceased by sisters Beverly, Louise, Laura “Elsie” and her surviving lovingly devoted sister Betty Joseph. She will be greatly missed by her daily phone pal/niece April and her partners in crime/best friends Barb and Cat plus many family members and friends, including her time at Harbour Side Trailer Park. She also leaves behind her beloved furry companion (Jebby). Georgina retired from the Board of Education where she served over 25 years. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3pm. Cremation to follow. Donations can be made to the London Humane Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

HOSKIN: Ley of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

HOSKIN, Ley….

Suddenly at home, on Monday, August 28, 2017, Beverley “Ley” Hoskin in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late Chuck Hoskin (2007). Loving mother of Paul (Susan) and Edward (Catherine). Cherished Grandma of Christine and Matthew. Much loved sister of Lynda Haynes (Morley) and Ruth-Ann Downie. Special aunt of David, Mark and Rachel. Ley will also be missed by her extended family and many friends. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London and 1 hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service being held on Friday, September 1, 2017 in the funeral home chapel. Memorial donations in Ley’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London

AVERY: Stella of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

AVERY, Stella….

Surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Stella (Baker, Stanford) Avery in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Herb Stanford (1990) and the late Elias Avery (2009). Loving mother of Danny Stanford (Pauline), Peggy Bowers and Linda Carpenter (Chris Caughlan). Cherished Nan of Alison and Christopher Stanford, Lisa and Robert Stanford, and Matthew Carpenter and soon to be great-granddaughter Violet Stella Stanford. Predeceased by her sisters Ethel Royal and Josephine Joy. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Interment in Hillview, Newfoundland. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Filed Under: London, St. John's

HUBBARD, Roy Reginald of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2017

 Passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27 in Streamway Villa, Cobourg, in his 94th year. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose (nee Klamph), the loving father of Pauline Grolin, David Hubbard, and the late Laurence Hubbard, the loving grandfather of Daniel, Jonas and Simon Grolin, Jacob, Ben and Rachel Hubbard and great grandfather of Marcus Grolin.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 10 am until the time of service at 11 a.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg. Interment will be at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Condolences may be written at www.MacCoubrey.com.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the loving care given by the staff at Cobourg Retirement Residence and Streamway Villa.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

BRENNAN, Mary Rose of Colborne, Ontario

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday August 30th, 2017 in her 67th year.  Beloved wife of Khateeb Azher Hussain.  Loving mother of Frank Thomas (Dodonna Bicknell) and the late David Thomas.  Dear sister of John, Michael and Brian Brennan and Anees & Zahir Hussain. Aunt of Shereen & Ishrath Hussain and Kamran & Hibah Amin.  A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grafton on Friday September 1st, 2017 at 11 a.m., followed by a graveside service in Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens (541 Taunton Rd. W., Ajax) at 2 pm.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario

KIEFFER, Berdella Corinne (née Durrer) of Belmore

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Berdella Corinne Kieffer

February 23, 1924 to August 29, 2017

Mom passed away on Tuesday, August 29, with the grace and dignity she has shown all of her life. She was so happy knowing that her five children were surrounding her with love. We know that our dad, George Michael Kieffer, has been waiting for her to join him for almost twenty years, since November, 1997.  And ready to hold her hand since February, 2014 is her grandson, Jordan Ross Strickland.

She is so cherished by her children: Kevin Kieffer and Brenda Leahy, Janice and Paul Strickland, JoAnn and John Kennedy, Marilyn Kieffer and Wayne Evans, and Allan Kieffer. She was so proud of each of her grand and great grandchildren:  Kellen and Rachel, Liam and Ben Kieffer: Leah, Dave and Lila Allen; Colleen and Phil Kerneghan; Daniel Strickland; Michael and Patrick Kennedy; Matt and Jake Evans.

She will be missed by her sister Marjorie Schmalz, sisters- in-law Margaret Durrer, Kay Durrer and Virginia Kieffer, brother-in-law Don Fortune, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom married George Michael Kieffer on June 9, 1949. Together they worked alongside each other in their dairy operation, while raising five children. Although mom and dad did not have the same opportunities, for their children they encouraged, supported and instilled the life-long values of family and friendship, education, music, sports, work, travel, and giving back to your community. Mom exemplified this through her leadership in the CWL, Belmore Seniors Group, 4-H Homemaking, Belmore Curling Club, Director of Teeswater Fair, Belmore Women’s Institute, and the Belmore Happy Group.

After dad passed away, mom moved to the Bellehaven Apartments in Belmore.

She couldn’t have had a better place to thrive for the last twenty years. There was always someone knocking at her door to play cards, quilt, share Monday morning coffee, watch some curling or a ball game, go for a walk, out for lunch, a play or concert, or just sit on the front porch and chat. She had frequent visits from many neighbours and friends of all ages who loved to spend time with mom, which was especially important to her when it became more difficult for her to participate.  Mom and all of us knew we had several special people to call to check in on her, and that she was safe. We are so grateful for mom’s full life and would all aspire to be so fortunate.  We are especially thankful for Dr. Marie Gear, mom’s family doctor for over 30 years who shared our wish and supported us to keep mom in her own apartment.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, September 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Keith Morrison as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Mom’s life at the Belmore Community Centre from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mom loved flowers, but we also know that she would really appreciate instead if donations were made to Jordan Strickland Family Endowment at the YMCA of Western Ontario, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Belmore Chamber of Commerce or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater.

Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.

 

 

KENNY: Joan of Strathroy and formerly of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Joan Kenny (nee Godwin) – passed Tuesday, August 29 at Strathmere Lodge, age 101.  Born in Portsmouth, England; Joan immigrated to Canada as a child, living in Peterborough and Vancouver, raising her family in Windsor, Ontario and spending her golden years in Strathroy, Ontario.  Pre-deceased by her husband Allan (1995) and her sister Monica Gordon.  Devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Joan is survived by daughters Jayne Waters (Rob), Pam Bezaire (Phil), sons Bob (Denise), and Barry (Debby); grandchildren Donald (Leila), Andrew (Danielle), and Mark (Jennifer) Waters, Jennifer (Alan) Cherneski, Derek (Andrea), and Joel (Tara) Bezaire, Sarah (Shawn) Hutchison, Danielle (Jay) Poisson, Sean (Jess) and Steven (Jess) Kenny; great grandchildren Aliyah, Connor, Noah, Leo, Justine, Juliette, John, Mathew, Alice, and Owen Waters, Simon and Nadine Cherneski, Cate, Dan, Emma, Alex, Trevor, and Aubrey Bezaire, Gwyneth and Fiona Hutchison, Eric and Abby Poisson, Erin and Megan Kenny.  She is also survived by sisters-in-law Marilyn Medcalf, Marg Kenny, brother-in-law Donald (Dorothy) Kenny, dear friend Mernie and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by 11 siblings-in-law and their spouses.  Joan was fiercely independent, loved people and enjoyed sharing her life experiences.  Whether it was the numerous trans-Atlantic voyages, her high school days in Kitsilano, her working days at Chrysler Canada, her skill at raising a family of four while caring for her mother Ellen, or retirement fun in Bayfield, Ontario and Panama City Beach. Joan’s love of life, family, friends and fun was clear to all. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm where funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am with visitation for one hour prior. Private interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Windsor on Thursday, September 7.  Donations in memory of Joan can be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary, Strathroy, Ontario where Joan received the best of care from a dedicated staff. Donations may also be offered to a charity of your choice. www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

Filed Under: London, Windsor

BROWN, William Kenneth of Harrow

Posted by on August 30, 2017

 

70 years. Passed away on August 30, 2017. Beloved husband of Lauratta (MacFarlane). Loving father of Jim Brown (Angela), Krystal Brown (Andy), Tammy Brown (Derek Pacheco), Cindy Ann Smith (Dan), Lori Johnsrud (Robbie), Tommy Cabanaw. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Pam Brown (Dale Holte), Rosemary Brown, Rick Brown (Donna), Norm Brown (Karrie). Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Hazel (Latham) Brown. Bill retired from Ford Canada after 34 years of service. Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow, on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.  A service to celebrate William’s life will be held on Monday September 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Bruce Draper officiating. Cremation to follow. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

Filed Under: Windsor

MCLEOD: Douglas Laverne of Strathroy

Posted by on August 30, 2017

 

McLeod, Douglas Laverne

Douglas Laverne McLeod, 60 of Strathroy, Ontario passed away with his family by his side at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario on August 29, 2017.

 

Survived by his wife Karen Moir, children Shawne McLeod (Cindy), Tammy Lafontaine (JP) and Codi McLeod. As well as his 4 grandchildren Ashley, Elijah, Dylan and Colton.  Siblings, Sharon Rehkoph (late Albert), Emily McLeod (late Lenny), Doreen Harburn (Glen), Sharon Pullman (Floyd), Dennis McLeod (Judy), Sharon McLeod (late Jim), Janice Hamilton (Larry), Rick McLeod (Geraldine), Joe McLeod (Kim), Peggy Buzzell (Dale), Jamie McLeod (Wayne Regier), Wayne McLeod (Tara Schram), Dale McLeod (Marsha Patton) and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents David and Shirley McLeod of Parkhill, brother George, Lenny, Jim and brother in law Albert Rehkoph.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at DENNINGS OF STRATHROY from 2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m – 9:00p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 2nd, at Strathroy United Church at 11:00a.m. with cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. We would like to thank the amazing nurses and staff in the Critical Care Trauma Center at Victoria Hospital in London. Online condolences and donations may be made at denning.ca.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

Bacon, Merlyn of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on August 30, 2017
Bacon, Merlyn – It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dearly beloved Merlyn Bacon on August 27, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Helen, children Diana (Robert), Paul (Kristie), Kimberley (Andrew), grandchildren Breeann and Bryan.  Step-children Janice, Debra (Gordon), Stephen (Karen), Michael (Johanne), Lynn (Mark), grandchildren  Drew (Nicolette), Spencer, Cole (Gina), Shauna, Laurence, Alexandre and great grandchild Hannah. Brother of Roger Hirle (Heather) of Digby, NS and Allister Hirtle (Helen) of Clements Port, NS. Many thanks to the very capable staff in the  ICU at RVH. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Merlyn’s life will will take place at the Terraces, 92 Dean Ave., Barrie on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca
Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

Jones, Robert William of Sarnia

JONES, Robert W.

Robert (Bob) William Jones of Sarnia passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Monday, August 28th with his loving wife of 40 years by his side.
His larger-than-life persona and trademark stubborness will not be forgotten.
He was born on December 25th, 1942 in Chatham and was the son of the late Marshall Jones and Reba (Crouchman) Jones.
Bob was a long-time employee of United Taxi and also drove transport for Trimac, where he retired in 2007.
His son Craig will always remember him as being a hard-working man who enjoyed attending Blue Jay games with his sons.
He was a dedicated Leafs fan and an advid golfer, which often left his wife, Donna, reminding him that he was married to her and not to his golf clubs.
Some days Bob was a grumpy, stubborn old fart, but his son Corey describes him as perfect.
His daughter, Carri-Lynn (Frank Laferriere) will remember her dad as always being someone she could depend on and always being there when she needed him.
Above all, we will all remember him as being an amazing, caring, thoughful husband and father. While we are extremely sad to lose him, we
are happy that he is now in a better place and with his best buddy, Maxwell. Bob spent his last moments looking into the eyes of his wife, both sharing one last memory together.
Donna would not have been able to get through this final journey with Bob without the help of his amazing health care team, Sheila, Steve, Mike,
Dr. Kim, Richard Kelch with his Northgate Pharmacy Team and also many other helpful individuals.

A celebration of life will take place for close family and friends on Saturday September 2nd at the family home at 238 George St. between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings Stroke Recovery Sarnia or St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

 

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

Filed Under: Sarnia

Peters, John Clayton of Sarnia

 

 

Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Thursday August 24, 2017 JOHN CLAYTON PETERS age 70 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Janet (Herbert) Peters (2005).  Father of John (Mikki) Peters, Joy Amy (Stan) Kita, Michele (Leah) Vario, Maria (Greg) Merrill, Angela Gordon and grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Brother of  Amy (Allan Weir) Peters and uncle to Phyllis  Peters, Clayton Peters and great-uncle to Dylan and Dayna.   Also survived by his aunt Melba (Bill) Alexander and uncle Norman (Charlene) Peters.  Predeceased  by his parents Clayton and Phyllis Peters.  Private cremation arrangements have taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

Filed Under: Sarnia

PETTIBONE: Mr. Willis Roy formerly of Wasaga Beach and Brampton,

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Died peacefully on Thursday August 24, 2017 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood in his 94th year.  Willis, formerly of Wasaga Beach and Brampton, beloved husband of the late Gloria Pettibone (2012).  Loving father of David (Lillian), William (Cheryl), Bonnie Dolson (Tony Amoral), Robert (Marlese) and Dennis (Pat Vince).  Cherished grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Leora (Larry Pineo) and the late Lorraine Kennedy.  Willis had a long career with American Motors.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 12 noon for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Interment Brampton Cemetery.  If desired, a donation to the CNIB would be appreciated by Willis’ family.  For further information and to sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Toronto

BRUNEAU: Gerard “Gerry” of Chatham

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Gerard “Gerry” Bruneau passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at the age of 66. He will be deeply missed by his close friends here in Chatham and his family throughout Quebec. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Thursday evening from 6pm until the time of a Memorial Service at 8pm. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

KERKHOVEN, Cornelis of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Monday August 28, 2017 at 95 years of age. Beloved husband of Catharine.  Loving father of  Rina Westbrook (Gene), Corrie Kerkhoven, Kees Kerkhoven (Evelyn), Ronald Kerkhoven and the late Raymond Kerkhoven. Proud grandfather of 10 and great grandfather.  A private family service will  take place at a later date. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Filed Under: Cobourg, Ontario