ROBERTSON: Mrs. Glenoro Vaughn (nee Lee), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 28, 2015

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Glenoro Vaughn Robertson
1917-2015

Robertson, Mrs. Glenoro Vaughn (nee Lee), born on March 25, 1917, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the age of 98, surrounded by her family and close friends. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Robertson (2002).

Born in Calgary, Alberta, she was the loving daughter of the late Harriet and Gilbert Lee.

Glenoro spent her early years playing baseball, skating, riding her horse, “Silent Mike”, and spending time as “Chief Cook” on her aunt and uncle’s farm.

In 1937, inspired by her uncle Dr. Albert Hagerman of Toronto, she trained to become a registered nurse there at St. Michael’s Hospital. At the beginning of WWII, Glenoro signed up and served as a nurse in England and later at the Italian front. Upon her return she married her fiancé, Captain Gordon Thomas Robertson. The family, with their five children, moved from Toronto to London and then to St. Thomas in Lynhurst. The Robertson homestead always had room for one more, and hosted many a happy reunion in the following years.

During her marriage, she supported her husband’s work with the Independent Order of Foresters. In the 1960’s, Glenoro returned to her former career as a Registered Nurse at the STEGH. In retirement, she and Gordon enjoyed golf, travel, good friends, trips around the country, and many family adventures.

Following Gordon’s passing, Glenoro met the challenge of his loss with the same inner fortitude and strength of character that she exemplified throughout her entire life. She moved into the Wellington Park Towers apartment, continuing to travel, and to form new friendships and hobbies. Just this past year, she enjoyed two trips out to California, Arizona, and British Columbia. As an active member of the Salvation Army Citadel, she was affectionately regarded as one of “The Three Angels.” Glenoro could be seen for many Christmas seasons manning the Salvation Army Kettle and ringing the bell.

She was also proud to lay the wreath representing The Nursing Sisters at the Remembrance Day Memorial Service. Recently, Glenoro’s life was highlighted in the book, The Proudest Girl in Canada World War II Elgin County Service Women, by Emily McKenzie.

Her legacy is her love of life and family. Dear mother to: Tom (Ursula), Gordon (Paula), Mary, Lee, and Diane (Jack). Grandmother to: Marnin, Noah, Kate, Dana, Eve, Reilly, Joey, Quinn, Nicolas, and Nathan. Great grandmother to: Willyn, Skylar, Elijah, and a new baby expected in October to Kate and Paul.

A memorial and celebration of Glenoro’s life will be held

at the Salvation Army Citadel,

380 Elm Street, St. Thomas, (519-631-6202)

on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

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BARRETT: SHARON ROSE of CALGARY

Posted by on August 22, 2015

images-4Sharon Rose Barrett went home to her angels in Calgary, AB on Friday, August 14, 2015.She was 69 years old. Born April 26, 1946 in Regina, SK. Sharon was the first-born child of Cecil Baguley and Ethel Elizabeth Harmen. Her Grandparents came to Canada in 1913 From England and Orkney Islands. She was big sister and second “Mom” to five brothers and three sisters. Sharon was blessed and loved by four children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends that called her “MOM”. Sharon gave so much to her family, her friends and other people around her and she asked for very little in return. She had to face many hardships in her life but she battled on against all adversity, always continuing to display courage and a truly fierce independence nature. What you saw was what you got, and what you got was a big warm smile genuine and full of love. She loved children and animals, the most vulnerable of spirits.  Sharon had a silly, funny creative side.  She had principles that she lived by…. “LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH LIKE YOU WERE DYING and SING LIKE NO ONES LISTENING and DANCE LIKE NO ONES WATCHING.” Sharon was a breath of fresh air. She was an inspiring woman with a lot of life experiences that she used to help others. Sharon was genuine, selfless and showed us the preciousness of life. Her lasting legacy of family and unconditional love will not be forgotten. Hold happy memories of Sharon in your hearts and cherish them as she cherished you. Sharon is survived by her children Ron Barrett (son) and partner Lori Dreagon. Troy Barrett (son) and Anita (daughter in law) Grandchildren Dalton, Troy, and Kyle. Great grandchildren Harmony, Xander, Willow, John Barrett (son) and Deb (daughter in law) granddaughters Hailey Barrett, Tash and Brock Price. Great grandchildren Everett, Riley and Marcus Price. Great grandchildren, Emma Kuipers, Everett, Riley and Marcus Price. Cheryl (daughter) and Mark Tessari (son in law) grandchildren Matt, Sierra and Chase.  Brother Stan and wife Diane. Sisters Lynn Crump, Nancy Myslick, and Tracy Moran. Numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.  Sharon was preceded in death by parents Cecil and Betty Baguley. Brothers James, Terry, Tom and Guy. Please join family and friends for celebration of Sharon’s life on Sunday August 30, 2015 from 1-4pm at Renfrew Community Centre. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:  Alberta Children’s Hospital 1 (403) 955-7212 Alberta Humane Society 1 (403) 205-4455

 

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MANDRIS: Edward William of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on August 19, 2015

MandrisDied peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2015 at Toronto General Hospital in his 68th year. Bill Mandris had retired to Wasaga Beach. He had previously lived in Barrie, Hamilton and in Alberta. He was born in Fernie, British Columbia. Bill spent many years working in the oil and gas industries in Alberta. Bill was a highly skilled welder and for many years trained the next generation at his college – Northern Ontario Welding College. He also taught at Advanced Welding Techniques in Hamilton. Private Arrangements. If desired, a donation to the Barrie SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HUSAK: John, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 12, 2015

HUSAK- John, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in his 91st year. Loving husband for 58 years to the late Waltraut (nee Martens) Husak (2011). Dearly loved father of John Husak (Janice) of Port Stanley, and the late Helga Jacques (1999) (Mike of BC). Cherished grandfather of Jim, Jason, Amanda and Andrea. Loved great grandfather of Christopher, Quinton, Sydney, and Brianna. Also fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Christa Lindemann (Walter), and his nephew Walter Lindemann (Colleen), all of London. John was born on August 25, 1924, in the Ukraine. He was a retired carpenter, having worked in the St. Thomas area. John was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas. There will be no public visitation. A private funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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PELL: Dave of Fingal, Ont

Posted by on August 10, 2015

Dave PellPELL – David William Pell passed away, surrounded by his family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his 77th year.  Dave is survived by his loving wife Sharon; his children John Pell of Shedden, Wesley (Kim) Pell of Ft. Saskatchewan, and Marc (Foti) Pell of Montreal; by his grandchildren Patrick (Lydia) Pell, Sarah (Brent) Hotke, Marie (Kevin) Braga all of St. Thomas, Christine Pell (Adam) of London, Ashley Neill (Chris), Mandy (Chris) Brown, Jennifer King all of St. Thomas, and Derek and Trevor Pell of Ft. Saskatchewan; by his thirteen great grandchildren; by his sisters Joyce (Jack) Prothero of British Columbia, Virginia (Ormond) Steele of Nevada, Sylvia (Jim) Brady of Long Point, Jan (Chuck) Stamas of Tillsonburg; his brothers Fred (Kylene) Pell of Alabama and George (Katherine) Pell of British Columbia; by his sisters-in-law Patricia (Doug) Ough of St. Thomas, Shirley (Sam) Vary, Dora Simmons both of Wheatley; by his brother-in-law Robert Fleming of St. Thomas; and by his many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Marie Pell.  Dave was a former farmer, commercial fisherman, and employee at Dowler-Karn.  He was an elder and treasurer at Fingal Knox Presbyterian church for 33 years and he loved a good game of cards, especially euchre.  A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held at Fingal Knox Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes will be held privately for family in Fingal Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to Fingal Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Shaw – Kingdon: Tracey Lee of Sarnia

Peacefully at home on Saturday, August 2, 2015, TRACEY LEE SHAW – KINGDON, age 52 of Sarnia passed away. Will be dearly missed by her children; Joel, Jodie, Codee (Terri) , Chase and Alyssa. Survived by her mother Lee Shaw. Loved grandmother of Robert, Rihanna, Cobee, Jaxon. Missed by Deanna and Jennica and special friend Conrad. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Tracey’s Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 noon until time of service. Donations in Tracey’s memory can be made to Bluewater Health Withdrawl Management Program.

Tracey is now at peace and is reunited with the love of her life Chris Dunn.

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ZAMBRZYCKI: Halina Irene of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on August 4, 2015

Halina ZambrzyckiZAMBRZYCKI – Halina Irene Zambrzycki passed away, surrounded by her family,  at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, July 31, 2015 in her 89th year.  Halina will be sadly missed by her daughter Elizabeth (Michael) Hutchin of St. Thomas; her grandchildren Liam Hutchin of St. Thomas, Chandler Pikor of Niagara Falls, and Greg Pikor-Zambrzycki of Calgary; and by her sister Danuta in Poland.  Predeceased by her husband Vincent Zambrzycki, and her son Gene Zambrzycki.  Halina immigrated to Canada in 1950.  She worked for 20 years at Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Polish Canadian Club and Holy Angels Parish.  Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held on a later date.   Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to All Breed Canine Rescue in St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Telford and the staff at S.T.E.G.H.-Continuing Care for the care and compassion shown to Halina.

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TICAN: Ion of Calgary, Alberta formerly of Bucharest and Boteni, Romania

Posted by on August 2, 2015

images-4November 15th, 1930 – July 26th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ion Tican, at the age of 84 years. Ion will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Sofia; and their sons and grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives all around the world.
Besides his family and friends, Ion’s passion included teaching and he was a long time professor in his home country of Romania. There will be a celebration of life that will be announced at a later date.

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WALSH: Jeri E. of Woodstock, formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on July 19, 2015

WALSH, Jeri – Passed away suddenly at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Cindy Walsh (nee Gray) for 33 years. Loving father of Tracy Pound (Murray) of Calgary, Steve Gray (Meranda) of Regina and TerriLynn Gray (Mark) of Woodstock. Proud Grandpa of Robbie, Sean, Somer, Taylor, JaimeLynn, Jakeb, Joeylin, Brechin and Sydney. Papa to Owen, Ally and Ava Marie. Survived by his brother John Walsh (Pauline) of Bright’s Grove and his sister Julie Edwards (George) of Camlachie. He will be sadly missed by all of Cindy’s family. Besides his family and friends, Jeri’s passion was golf. He was a longtime member of the Bright’s Grove Golf Course, where he went on to play in the CPGA. There will be a celebration of life held in Sarnia that will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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DEAN: Terri Lynne of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 16, 2015

Terri DeanDEAN – Terri Lynne (nee Walker) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on July 16, 2015 at the age of 60.  Beloved wife of Paul Dean.  Loving daughter of Barb (the late Robert) Walker of St. Thomas.  Terri will be sadly missed by children Steven (Amy) Dean of St. Thomas, Rick Dean of Fort McMurray, Alberta and his fiancé Brittany Easterbrook of St. Thomas; grandchildren Matthew Dean and Emma Dean of St. Thomas; siblings Robert Walker and Tom (Lynn) Walker all of British Columbia, and John (Teresa) Walker of Oshawa; mother and father-in-law Bill and Pat Dean of St. Thomas, and by her brothers-in-law Ross (Sharon) Dean of St. Thomas and John (Joan) Dean of Kingsville. Terri had been the secretary of Faith Christian Academy for 28 years.   She was very creative, loved to sew, and thoroughly enjoyed nature.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at Faith Church 345 Fairview Ave, St. Thomas on Sunday at 2:00pm.  If desired, donations to Faith Christian Academy would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Hamilton, Charles, of Calgary, Alberta formerly of Sarnia

HamiltonCharles Alexander Hamilton passed away suddenly on Monday, July 6, 2015 at his home in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 77.  Born in Petrolia, Ontario, Charlie started his career in 1956 at the Sun Oil Company (now Suncor) relocating to the Calgary office in 1985.  After 39 years with Suncor, he joined CenAlta Well Services, followed by Crown Energy as Director of Human Resources.  An avid golfer and pool player, Charlie treasured the enduring friendships he made in both Sarnia and Calgary, but above all loved time spent with his daughters and grandchildren.  Charlie is survived by children Christine Hamilton and Jennifer (Ken) Sandmoen. Grandchildren, Brenden and Sydney Sandmoen, and wife Judith (nee Edgar).  Also survived by sister-in-law Joan Glaab, nieces and nephews Michael, Maureen and Marlene Glaab, Karen and Brock (Alexandra) Edgar.  Predeceased by parents, Kathleen and Charles J. Hamilton, parents-in-law Jean and Cliff Edgar, brothers-in-law Charles Glabb and James Edgar, and sister-in-law Deanna Edgar.  A visitation will take place on Monday, July 20th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 Victoria Street N., Sarnia, Ontario, followed by a private committal service.  A celebration of life in Calgary will be announced at a later date.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada.

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UNRAU, Corporal John of Edmonton, AB

Posted by on July 10, 2015

UNRAU, Corporal JohnIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at the age of 42 years. Beloved son of Dorothy (née Kish) Unrau of Sudbury and the late Jakob “Jake” Unrau. Grandson of the late James and of the late Betty Kish. Dear brother of Dan Unrau (Michelle) of Sudbury, Lisa McBain (Greg) of Capreol and Eddy Unrau (Sherri) of Azilda. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Kayla, Brittany, Josh, Rylee, Bradyn, Ava, great-niece Ameah and great-nephew Landon. Lovingly remembered by many colleagues and friends; too many to mention. Corporal John was an armored crewman in the Canadian Armed Forces and was proud to serve his country. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford, Saturday, July 11th, 2015 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations can be made to the S.P.C.A. (Sudbury) or to the Wounded Warriors Canada by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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BALDEOSINGH, Joshua of Alberta and formerly of London

Posted by on July 10, 2015

Joshua was a knight. He fought for knowledge, truth and justice. He was valiant in the face of trials, and he was a saviour for The Saviour. He was a knight in shining armour to all his friends and family. Joshua passed away suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Alberta, on Monday, July 6, 2015, Joshua Baldeosingh at the age of 26 years. Beloved husband of Brittany (née Orme) and cherished father of Eve. Loving son of Tony and Susanne Baldeosingh. Dear brother of Josia, Jesse and Jedaiah. Cherished grandson of Mahadeo and Jankie Baldeosingh, Ingrid and the late Hanns Schulz.  Missed by his in-laws Garry and Linda Orme, and their son Preston. Fondly remembered by his uncles, aunts and cousins.  He will also be missed by his extended family and friends in Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Australia, Greece and throughout Canada. Joshua was completing his Master of Divinity towards becoming an Anglican Priest. God called our son Joshua by name and placed him in our home and we were honoured and blessed to raise him and see him grow into a Godly man and a Godly influence. It was God’s good pleasure to bless us for these past 26 years and it is now God’s good pleasure to call him home and we are thankful and grateful that he was an integral part of this family. Yes he will be deeply and dearly missed, now truly he is walking in his priestly robes just as he envisioned. See you soon! The funeral service will be conducted at ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, 472 Richmond Street, London, on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joshua are asked to consider the Eve Baldeosingh Trust Fund. ***Donations are through Christ Church Millarville, PO Box 404, Turner Valley, Alberta, T0L 2A0  www.meotaparish.ca. Please make cheque payable to “Brittany Baldeosingh”.***

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NADEAU, Andre of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2015

NADEAU, AndreThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Susan (née McDonald) Nadeau of Chelmsford. Son of the late Theodore and of the late Yollande (née Côté) Nadeau. Loving father of Patrick Nadeau, Ph.D. (Bethany Edwards) of Kingston and Ashley Nadeau (Adam Del Fante) of Fort McMurray, AB. Dear brother of Monique Barlow (George) of Wahnapitae, Angie Davis of Sudbury, Pierrette Bonin of Wahnapitae and Marcel Nadeau (Emma) of Quebec. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, Wednesday June 10th, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel, Chelmsford. Donations to Wild at Heart Refuge Centre can be made by cheque or at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca .

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Zettler; Eleanor of Wingham

Posted by on July 7, 2015

zettler-webEleanor Zettler, of Wingham, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Friday, July 03, 2015.  She was 55.

Survived by loving parents Arthur and Edith (nee Busch) Dally of Hanover. Mother of Carrie Zettler of Stratford and Jason Zettler of Hanover, grandmother of Ethan and Alexis Zettler, companion Fred Krohn of Wingham. Also survived by her siblings Donna (Robert) McLean of Hanover, Ronald Dally,Ruthanne (Darrell) Osinchuk and Helen (Paul) Lydon all of Calgary, Alberta.  Eleanor will be missed by her nephews and nieces Michael McLean, Michelle McLean (Jayson McAllister), Julia (Dave) Osinchuk, Amy Osinchuk, Vincent Dally and great nephew Gavin McAllister.  Predeceased by her sister Dorothy Wittich.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 am.  Rev. Rienk Vlietstra officiating.  Cremation with Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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BOND: Herbert James of Belleville

Posted by on July 7, 2015

ps_2015_07_06___15_02_33Bond, Herbert James – peacefully at Hastings Manor Belleville on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Son of Esther Bond of Halifax and the late Everett Bond. Beloved husband of Gail Bond of Belleville. Loving father of Jeffrey (Lori) of Cold Lake, AB and Tracey of Belleville. Proud Papa of Tanya, Darren, and Dylan and great grandson, Bryce. Herb is survived by his sisters, Louise (Les) Mackie of Kelowna, BC and Jane (Joe) Young, of Halifax and by his brother, John (Liz) Bond of Rush, NY. He is also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Herbert was a member of the CAF (RCAF) for 32 years and a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He received a Medal of Bravery in 1972 in Bermuda. He also traveled extensively during his career. He loved to organize sports and various activities. He was a leader and a role model and a true humanitarian. He was also the first Disc Jockey in Nova Scotia and played music for 20 years, which was his passion.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Reception to follow.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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CURRY, Esther “Blanche” of Point Edward

At Trillium Villa Nursing Home in Sarnia on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, ESTHER “BLANCHE” (TIMMINGTON) CURRY, age 92 passed away. She was the dear sister in law of Mildred Timmington and loving aunt of 5 nieces, 2 nephews, 7 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Esther Timmington, brothers Walter Timmington and wife Brona and Fred Timmington and sister Elsie Nantais and husband Russ. She leaves behind many friends in Sarnia, Calgary and San Francisco. Blanche was born and raised in Point Edward and was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. She was an avid painter, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Tuck Shop at Trillium Villa. Visitation will begin on Saturday, July 4th at 2:30 pm. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (210 Michigan Ave., Point Edward) with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 pm. Charitable gifts to the Lung Association or the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd.

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GREEN, Ken “Benny” of Blenheim

Posted by on July 2, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband and father Ken “Benny” Green on Friday June 26, 2015 just two days before the birth of his first grandson Benjamin “Benny” Roger Cox.  Born in Chatham, son of the late Andrew and Mildred (Gosnell) Green, Ken grew up in Blenheim with his older brother the late Dr. Peter Green (survived by Peter’s wife Lyn), his sister Kathleen Perry (late David) of London and his younger brother David Green (Penny) of Beaumont AB.  In January of 1967, at a party in London, Ken met a young lady named Shirley Stanski and they fell in love. On August 30, 1969 Ken & Shirley married and began a life together that would span over 45 years.  He was especially proud of their two daughters Jessica Green of Calgary and Katie Cox (Todd) of Windsor.

Ken was larger than life.  In his younger days he played hockey with the Chatham Jr Maroons.  He was a lifelong learner whose education did not end with his graduation from the University of Waterloo.  His interests were many and varied; he enjoyed golf, playing pool, weekly poker games, gardening and dancing.  His appreciation of all types of music was known to everyone; he was constantly sharing his music collection with any and all who were within listening range.  His interest in cooking began with a cookbook he picked up out of curiosity, and this led him to become a great chef and caterer.  Ken also loved spending time with old friends and making new ones.  But most of all, he loved his family and the memories that he made with them.

In keeping with Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced.  Friends wishing to remember Ken with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or the Blenheim United Church.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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KAMSTRA, Renziena of BURLINGTON

Posted by on June 24, 2015

KAMSTRA, Renziena “Sien”
(nee de Jonge)

Peacefully at Shalom Manor in Grimsby on Tuesday June 23, 2015. The Lord took to Himself Renziena Kamstra of Burlington, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Matthew Kamstra (2000). Loving and caring mother of the late Aaffien “Angie” (2014) and Ron Couper of Burlington, Peter and Jo-Anne Kamstra, Janet and Willy Havenaar, all of Flamborough, Anita and Ben Poort of Burlington, Theodora Ng of Waterdown, the late Johnny (1968), Renee and Peter Van Dyk of Burlington, Herman and Sylvia Kamstra of Dunnville, and Michelle and Ralph Frebold of Hamilton. Loved grandmother of twenty-nine grandchildren, and twenty-seven great grandchildren. Predeceased by her grandson Daniel Poort, and granddaughter Lauren Havenaar. Dear sister in law of Annie and the late Klaas Aikema, Herman and the late Grace Kamstra, Weike and the late Dick Kamstra, and Teddy and John Hordyk, all of Burlington. She is predeceased by her brothers and sisters in The Netherlands: Annie and Menno Norden, Jan and Anna de Jonge, Jantje and Jacob Wieringa and Timmen and Sjouke de Jonge. She will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews in Canada and The Netherlands. Family will receive friends at EBENEZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 607 Dynes Rd, Burlington on Thursday from 6-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday June 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend G. Nederveen officiating. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington. If desired expressions of sympathy to Anchor Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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THOMPSON, Andrew McKeever (Mac) formerly of Route 4 Listowel

Posted by on June 20, 2015

Thompson, MacTHOMPSON, Andrew McKeever (Mac) – of Listowel, formerly of RR4 Listowel, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Thursday June 18, 2015 at the age of 85. Mac was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel where he served as Elder for over 30 years. He was an active member of the North Perth Seniors and the Independent Order of Oddfellows Avon Lodge. Mac was also past president of the Listowel Agricultural Society and a charter member of the Listowel Curling Club.
Beloved husband of Phyllis (Armstrong) Thompson whom he married in 1954. Loving father of Ross Thompson, Rick Thompson and Marie Laidlaw, Julie and John Haug, Lynn and Marc Lagerway, Jane Wahl and friend Randy Schubert, Joan and Paul Deacon, Bruce and Shellie Thompson, Lisa Thompson and friend Tammy VanKoughnett. Special grandpa of Ryan, Shawn, Andrew, Leanne, Matthew, Josie, Jackson, Aaron, Jessica, Carrie, Cody and great-grandpa of Zack, Brooklyn, Pheonix, Jaxon and Jase. Dear brother of Ruth Robinson and Lois Weixl and brother-in-law of Vera Thompson and Glenna Whitmore. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents John S. and Annie (McKeever) Thompson, grand-daughter Shannon, grand-daughter in-law Heidi, brothers and sisters John and Alice Thompson, Margaret and Bob McGibbon, Cam Thompson, Ross and Bea Thompson, Jim and Daphne Thompson, Isobel and Frank Todd, brothers-in-law Don Weixl and Roy Robinson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday June 21 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Mac’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday June 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Camp Trillium – Childhood Cancer Support Centre, MacDonald Memorial Library or Listowel Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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PICKERSGILL: Mrs. Mary (nee Spruce), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on June 18, 2015

PICKERSGILL, Mrs. Mary (nee Spruce), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald C. Pickersgill (2001). Dearly loved mother of Steven Pickersgill (Sandy) of Port Stanley, and Michael Pickersgill (Mary Ann) of Calgary, AB. Cherished grandmother of Megan (Aidan Norton) of St. Thomas, Joe (Jenni McAllister) of Trenton, NS, Matthew and Makena of Calgary, AB. Proud great grandmother of Emma and Tristan Pickersgill. Dear sister of Cathy Bolter (Bob), and Linda Mathers (Dave) of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, ON, October 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (nee Alvaro) Spruce. Mary was a long-time employee of Hayes-Dana, Victor Gasket, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Monday evening, June 22nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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VANDERWOLF: Case of Komoka

Posted by on June 17, 2015

woods-W150Suddenly, at LHSC-University Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, of Komoka, in his 79th year.  Most beloved husband of Judy Sumner for 33 years.  Cherished father of Karen, Sarah, and Charlotte.  Dear brother of John Vanderwolf of Alberta, and the late Gerrit Vanderwolf, and brother-in-law of Ann Vanderwolf of Alberta.  Case was a well-respected neuroscientist and researcher at the University of Western Ontario, who devoted much of his career to publishing works on brain and behaviour. Case also took great joy in the outdoors and nature.

Cremation.

Donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements.  Please see www.haskettfh.com for more information.

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SHEARER, Olive of Listowel

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Shearer, OliveSHEARER, Olive – passed away peacefully at her residence in Livingstone Manor, Listowel on Monday June 15, 2015. On April 6, Olive celebrated her 100th birthday with many family and friends.
Beloved wife of the late William Shearer who predeceased her in 1997. Loving mother of Donald of Strathmore, Alberta. Special grandma of William and his wife Elizabeth, great-grandma of Lillian Annamae Olive and Maximus James Dirk, all of Alberta. Dear sister of Harold and Vi Johnston of Toronto. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Predeceased by her parents William and Ellen (Symnes) Johnston.
Visitation will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382) on Thursday June 18 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel or North Perth Community Hospice appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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CORRY, John Samuel (Jack) of RR1 Atwood

Posted by on June 14, 2015

Corry, JackJohn Samuel (Jack) Corry – of RR1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday June 11, 2015 at the age of 89. Jack was a member and Elder Emeritus of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel. During his dairy farming years, Jack was active with the Milk Marketing Board and the Cheese Board. He enjoyed reading and was a fan of all types of sports.
Beloved husband of Donalda (Jackson) Corry whom he married in 1957. Loving father of David and Tanya Corry of Red Deer, Alberta, Mary Corry and Jim Moisse of Kitchener, James Corry of RR1 Atwood and Robert Corry of Wallace Township. Special Granddad of Jackson and Samuel. Dear brother of Charlie and Ethel Corry of Listowel and brother-in-law of Graham Jackson and Laurie Yungblut of Listowel. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents James and Claribel (Webster) Corry, his sister Margaret and her husband Ken Arnott and sister-in-law Thelma Jackson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday June 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Presbyterian World Service and Development, Camp Kintail or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Filion: George of Sarnia

At Bluewater Health on Friday, June 12, 2015, GEORGE LESLIE (LES) FILION, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Della Marie Filion, dear father of Debbie Hayden (Blaine), Rick Filion (Beatrice), Larry Filion (Kelli), Linda Filion and Lori Mitchell (Pat), stepfather of David Crimmins (Ann) and Kathleen McGuigan (Jim).  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary (Kynchey) Filion (1973), his second wife the late Grace (Beauchamp) Filion (2009) and two brothers and a sister. Les was a Veteran with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He retired from Canadian National Railway after 34 years of service and was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:00 am. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service time. Cremation has taken place and interment will follow at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery. Charitable gifts to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca<BR><BR>

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