LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017


On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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MATSUNAGA: David of Gatineau Formerly of Trois Rivieres, La Tuque, Toronto, Slocan

Posted by on December 14, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful death of David K Matsunaga
on december 9th 2015 in Gatineau, at the age of 71 .

Beloved husband of Marilyn Sabean and son of late Shizuo Matsunaga and late Dorothy Uyeyama.

He leaves behind his daughter: Lisa; he also leaves his three brothers : Carmen ( late Martha), Raymond ( Shirley) and Errol (Linda) and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The celebration of prayers will be held at the COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS, at 1369, La Vérendrye O. Bvld, in Gatineau, on décember 20th 2015 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive condolences at 1:30 pm.

The family wishes to thank everyone who supported us during David’s illnesses.
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SOBCHUK, Mariette (née Bédard) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 8, 2015

SOBCHUK, MarietteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Monday, May 4, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents Jérémie and Marguerite (née Boucher) Bédard. Beloved mother of Edna (Don Gibson) of Manitowaning. Predeceased by her son David Sobchuk (Hélène). Dear sister of Clarice Garlock and Jeannette Trottier both of Iroquois Falls, Hélène Bédard of Montreal, Qc., Gilberte Dupéré of Gatineau, Qc. and Noëlla Bédard of Nicolet, Qc. Predeceased by her siblings Rollande Bédard, Anita Tremblay, Jeanne Lauzon, Anna Bédard and Gilbert Bédard. Cherished grandmother of Renée Blais (Shawn) of Sudbury, Tanya Sobchuk of Kapuskasing and Eric Sobchuk of Iroquois Falls. She will be sadly missed by her devoted cousin Rita Provencher. Mariette enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. Music also had a big part in her life, especially singing. She was very spiritual and devoted her time to the “Service des malades” and to those less fortunate. The family extends their sincere gratitude to the staff of Pioneer Manor for their dedicated service and care for over 15 years. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday May 12, 2015 after 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Ste-Anne-des-Pins Church, Sudbury.

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Bourassa: Georgette Colombe: of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

At Bluewater Health Georgette C. Bourassa of Sarnia Age 95 passed away peacefully. Beloved mother to Dana Fay Bourassa, Lynn Rejeanne Bantam, Fay Theresa Popen (Denis), Lise Florida Horne, Gena Bourassa, Steve Regent Bourassa (Sue).  Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Audrey Roberts, Denise Trojen, Stephanie Cumming, Julie Seguin, Jeremy Bartelen, Amanda Ribera, Rebecca Deaville. Loving Great Grandmother to: Erica Bantam, Kristin Bantam, Haylee Seguin, Zayden Chipman, Danielle Trojen, Carrissa Moscone, Kelsie Roberts, Spencer Roberts, Gregory Roberts, Rocky Ribera. Dearest Great Great Grandmother to: Maxx Bantam-Michaud, Liberty Bantam- Michaud, Trenton Rogers, Willow Rogers, Gunner Bantam, Kennith Mckellar, Iszabella Mckellar.  Pre deceased by her husband Alfred Bourassa (1996), Frank Bantam (2001) Jean- Jacques (Rita), Conrad Pre deseeded (Claire), Rejean (Diane) her sister Denise Goulet. Will be missed by her brothers Albert Goulet Pre deceased (Juliette), D’Assise (Lise) Florian, Therese Bernard Pre deceased (Nicole), Gilles.  Greatly missed by her sister Paulette Domaine Pre deceased (Leo).  Sorely missed by numerous family members on both sides. Georgette was a multitalented person and would strive to do everything she could. She excels at anything that was possible. But most of all she did everything for her family they meant the world to her. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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RHÉAUME, Richard Maurice of Elliot Lake, ON

Posted by on June 7, 2014

RHEAUME, RichardThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Beloved husband of Suzanne (née McMillan) Rhéaume of Elliot Lake. Son of the late Germain and of the late Leda (née Lefebvre) Rhéaume. Loving father of Christian (Candi McClure) of Delta, B.C., Wesley and Judy Ann both of Toronto. Predeceased by his son Daniel. Dear brother of Jacqueline Thoms (Ray) of Sudbury and Roland (France) of Joliette, QC. Predeceased by his sister Claire Martin (Brendan of Sudbury). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. As per Richard’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.


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Chicoine, Albany (Ben)

Posted by on February 22, 2014


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Born in Upton, Quebec, on November 15, 1920. Passed away peacefully at Moments Manor in Orleans on Sunday afternoon February 16, 2014, surrounded by family. Ben was well known for his beautiful smile and his gentle and generous spirit. Ben was a devoted family man and a loyal and loving husband to his wife of 71 years – Gertrude Brazeau. Loving father of Angeline Decosse (Robert Caya), Diane Gervais (Gilles), Thérèse Laframboise (the late Gerry), Dan (Barbara Egli), Edouard (Gaye), Lisa St-Martin (Pierre) and predeceased by son Richard (Phyllis). Cherished grandfather to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ben is survived by his sisters Simone, Adrienne, Myra and his brother Joe. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Moments Manor with special thanks to Marie and Nancy as well as the staff at Cornerstone Community Care in Ottawa.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on Tuesday, February 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on  Wednesday, February 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at St-Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be made at :

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Dempsey: William of Sarnia

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, November 24, 2013, WILLIAM ALFRED DEMPSEY, age 86 of Sarnia passed away.Beloved husband of Marie Paule Angeline Dempsey (nee Boulanger) . Loving father of Bonnie Duquette and her husband Maurice of Wallaceburg and Cathy Mathany and her husband Michael of Chatham and stepfather of Donald Cote and Darquise Cote. Also survived by his sister Mabel Whitbread of Windsor and nieces Heather and Kerrie. Cherished grandfather of Randy Duquette, Ann Marie Vancoille, Clarke Mathany, Ashley Rivard, Ian Mathany, Bryan Thrower, Dennis Purdon several great -grandchildren. Will also be missed by his extended family in Quebec. William retired from Polysar, enjoyed bowling and his sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Inn of the Good Shepherd or the Canadian Kidney Foundation (Dialysis Unit) would be appreciated by the family.

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102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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LAFOREST; Claudette (of RR# 2 Lyndhurst)

Posted by on November 20, 2013

Claudette Laforest

 Laforest :  Claudette

Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Claudette Boivin of  RR# 2 Lyndhurst in her 72nd year.  Widow of Raymond Laforest  Dear Mother of Linda Faforest of Whitehorse, Yukon, Claudine Laforest (Sylvain Cote) of Chicoutimi, PQ., Monique Laforest (Andre Ferland) of Farnham PQ., Johanne Laforest (Martin Vachon) of St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Mario Laforest of Kiamika PQ., and Sylvain Laforest (Karmina Lake) of Victoria B.C.  Predeceased by daughter, Myriam Laforest. Also survived by son-in-law, Pierre Boutin of Saint Eustach, PQ.  Fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Saturday from 2-4. . As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Brillant, Gertrude

Posted by on October 17, 2013

BRILLANT, Gertrude (née Pinault)

 Brillant Gertrude

Est décédée paisiblement à Orléans, ON, le samedi 12 octobre 2013 à l’âge de 86 ans. Elle était l’épouse de Laurent Brillant et la maman très aimée de Benoit, Élisabeth (Mooah), Yvan (Diane), Daniel et Christiane (Charles). Elle était la grand-maman de Mélanie (Martin), Catherine (Ryan), Stéphanie et Chloé, et l’arrière grand-maman de Dominic. Elle est née au Bic (Rimouski), de Jean-Baptiste Pinault et Marie-Jeanne Levesque. Elle a eu deux frères : Gérard (Marie-Luce Côté) et Édouard, ainsi que cinq sœurs : Laurette (Oscar Thériault), Madeleine (Henri Giroux), Thérèse (religieuse), Anne-Marie (Lucien Rochefort) et Jeanne d’Arc (Adelphus Saint-Laurent). La famille recevra parents et amis au Salon funéraire Héritage, 2871, boul. St-Joseph, Orléans, le dimanche 20 octobre 2013 de 18h à 21h. Le service religieux aura lieu en l’église Sainte-Marie, 4831, ch. Innes, Orléans, le lundi 21 octobre 2013 à 11h. Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à un organisme de votre choix seraient appréciés. Les messages de condoléances peuvent être faits sur le site :

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

Hodgins Brad web photoAt his home, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, of London in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Greg and Kathy Hodgins of Grand Bend.  Dear uncle of Susan (Tim) Patton and Jill (Mike) Bale.  Missed by his 4 great-nephews.  Predeceased by his niece Kristin Hodgins and his parents Ida and Clare Hodgins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11AM. Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

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