KOBLER: Frank Edmond of Oil Springs

Posted by on April 23, 2014

KOBLER, Frank Edmond – Age 85 of Oil Springs, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved father of Frank Jr. Kobler of Calgary, Alberta, James Kobler of Oil Springs, John (Shirley) Kobler of New Liskeard and Susan Georgescu of Detroit, Michigan. Cherished grandfather of Cindy, Paul, Matthew, Jennifer and Geoffrey. Great-grandfather of Carter. Survived by his brother Walter (Helene) Kobler. Predeceased by his treasured friend Myrtle Jeanne Fleet and sister Gertrud. Frank has farmed since 1958 on Tile Yard Road.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1-4pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.
Funeral service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00am from the Funeral Home. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Cada, Randy of Mississauga First Nation

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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Mississauga First Nation lost one of its best warriors as the result of a fishing accident at Blind River on Thursday April 17, 2014. Randy Cada of Mississuaga First Nation in his 61st year, beloved husband of Marjorie for 38 years. Loving father of Dan Morningstar ( Debby ) of Indiana, Denelda Cada ( Junior Debassige ), Dakota Cada both of Mississauga First Nation and the late Nick Cada ( Michelle Martin ) of Peterborough. Special Papa Randy to Nicholas, Alexander, Maverick, Eleanor and Isabella and predeacesed his granddaughter Autumn. Dear son of the late Angus and Elizabeth Cada and son-in-law of the late Jessie and Russell Morningstar. Dear brother of John Cada of Thunder Bay, Wayne Cada of Sault Ste. Marie, Judy Caibaiosai of Mississauga First Nation and the late Roger and Bob Cada. Dear brother-in law of Joann Niganobe, Connie Morningstar, Gloria Niganobe, Annette Alderton, Rosie Morningstar, Ron Morningstar and Willard Niganobe all of Mississauga First Nation and the late Harvey, Vivian and Donna Morningstar. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. Randy was a hunter who lived for the seasons with his family and a provider for the people. His knowledge and skills were exceptional as a hunting gatherer and knowledge keeper. He was also a trainer for the Blind River Beavers Junior A hockey team for many years, and was an active and respected volunteer in his community. He served as Parole and Probation Officer for the Mississauga First Nation for many years. Friends may call at the Mississauga First Nation Sports Complex on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 1pm until time of story sharing and reflections on Randy’s Life on Friday April 25, 2014 at 9am. Funeral service at 11am Friday. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home, Blind River. www.menardfh.com

 

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Boyer, Perry Joe of Mississauga First Nation

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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While smiling and enjoying his pastime, passed away suddenly in Blind River on Thursday April 17, 2014. Perry Joe Boyer of Mississauga First Nation in his 45th year, beloved husband of Wanda Recollet for 16 years. Loving father of Guy Recollet ( Sherri ) of Blind River, Cassie Tremblay of BC, Becky Dickinson ( Jonathon ) of Blind River and Trisha Boyer of Mississauga First Nation. Special Papa Joe to Sierrah Colizza, Olivia Recollet, Rihanna Dickinson and Lucas “Skinner” Dickinson. Loved son of Larry and Leona Boyer and son-in-law of Leonard and Beatrice Recollet. Dear brother of Larry Jr. Boyer , Dwayne Boyer and Susan Miller ( Jason ) all of Toronto, Rita Wilson ( Brian ), Anita Desbiens ( Steve ) both of Mississauga First Nation, Roland Niganobe of Toronto, Clifford Niganobe, Ernestine McLeod ( Don ), Linda Niganobe, Evelyn Niganobe ( Mike ), Laurie Jacques ( Darrel ), Sheila Niganobe, Erica Niganobe ( Craig ), Amber Niganobe ( Rob ) and Charlene Niganobe all of Mississauga First Nation. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley Recollet, Doris Recollet, Debbie Recollet all of Blind River, Leonard Recollet of Edmonton and Joan Recollet ( Paul ) of Wahnipitae First Nation. Special friend of Eric Sarri, Greg Hammond and Dave Nichols. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Perry Joe will always be remembered for his endless love of his family, his positive attitude and his love of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was dedicated to the community of the Mississauga First Nation. Friends may call at the Mississauga First Nation Sports Complex on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 1pm until time of story sharing and reflections on Perry Joe’s life on Friday April 25, 2014 at 9am. Funeral service at 11am Friday. Cremation to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home, Blind River. www.menardfh.com

 

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MacDonald, Ross: Veteran of WWII (RCNVR) of Durham

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Saturday, April 19th, 2014. Earl Ross MacDonald, of Durham, was born on January 26, 1925 to Howard and Edith MacDonald. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Dickson). Loving father of David MacDonald and his wife Margaret of East Garafraxa, Lynda and her husband Sandy Doyle of Mississauga, Dianne and her husband Don Mighton of RR#1 Hanover, and Lyall MacDonald and his wife Dorothy of Fort McMurray. Cherished grandfather of Janie Shepherd (Kris), Jorel (Cristy), Kevin (Rachel), Kathryn, Gregory Doyle, Michael (Brenda) Mighton, Sarah and Caitlin. Great-grandfather of Ari MacDonald and Evan Mighton. Survived by his sister Marjorie McKenna. Predeceased by his brothers Orval and Gordon and his sisters Mona Burgess and Edith Brown. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Wednesday, April 23rd from 7 – 9 p.m., where members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 308 will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m.   A celebration of Ross’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with visitation 2 hours prior. Cremation to follow with interment of cremated remains at the Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the CCAC, Red Cross, Rockwood Terrace Foundation or Knox United Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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Morgan, Eric Hugh of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Posted by on April 13, 2014

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It is with profound sadness that the Morgan family announces the passing of Eric Hugh Morgan in his 36th year on Friday April 11 at the Sault Area Hospital.  Eric was the loving husband of Heidi ( nee Frech ) and devoted father of Maxwell Morgan.  Beloved son of Bruce and Linda Morgan of Thessalon, Ontario.  Brother to Mike ( Paula ) of Bruce Mines and fun loving uncle to their children Mack and Jake.  Son-in-law to Steve and Gonny Frech of St Joseph Island and brother-in-law of Stefaan Jan.  Eric spent his career as President of Birchland Plywood-Veneer Ltd. and was well respected in the industry.  In his leisure time he enjoyed the outdoors and he especially looked forward to the turning of the leaves so he could go bird hunting with his family.  In keeping with Eric’s wishes there will be a private family service.  Cremation has taken place with spring interment in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery.  The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff on ICU and 300B of the Sault Area Hospital for their care and compassion.  Donations to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation gratefully accepted.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, Ontario  www.beggsfh.com

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Budziewicz: Else of Sarnia

ELSE (SCHLOTT) BUDZIEWICZ died peacefully on March 28, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Else was a woman of substance and enjoyed life to the fullest until her health deteriorated in 2012..  She leaves to mourn, her loving  son Brian (Audrey Stringer), grandson Jahn, granddaughter Brittany, sisters Hilda Cech and Alwine Michaelis and families in Germany.  Predeceased by her husband Jan (1981) and sister Olga (2013).  Born in Ukraine August 27, 1928 she and her family moved to Pomerania,-borderland between Germany and Poland, on Poland Baltic Coast during the Stalin era.  She moved to Canada in 1954, married her husband Jan in 1956 in Windsor, Ont. She gave birth to her only child Brian in 1958.  Else was a survivor and had a strong work ethic.  She worked the tobacco fields, Sarnia General Hospital Dietary Deptartment and Kresges on Front St Sarnia, before going into the restaurant business.  She and her husband owned several restaurants  in Lambton County and were the original owner of the Bridge Tavern in Point Edward.  Else was well known for her butter tarts, bread buns and potato pancakes.  She enjoyed many years at her cottage in Port Franks and made many memories with her grandchildren.  She always said you had your working -  years and then your playing -  years and  she did both to the fullest.  She traveled extensively and her favorite trips were to the  Northwest Territories and the Rio Grande.  At age 53 she got her driver’s license and bought a truck.  She enjoyed reading novels and biographies and her favorite singer was Sarah Brightman.  She loved her vegetable and flower gardens and knitting became a passion in 2012.  Else was a woman of courage, strength, determination, opinionated, fearless, generous and kind.  Due to ill health in December 2012 she made the decision to move from her family home to an apartment -Marquis East on Exmouth St. until January 19, 2014 when she was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Private family service has taken place and a public celebration of Else’s life will be announced at a later date.  Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Maddison, Deanna Gibson pastoral chaplain, staff and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice, VON nurse Sheila Thompson, CCAC case manager Evelyn Dixon, Marion, staff and residents at Marquis East.  In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only).

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102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9

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RICHARDS; Trez of Port Lambton

Posted by on April 6, 2014

Richards;trez4Passed away suddenly at his home in Port Lambton, TREZ RICHARDS, was in his 90th year. Trez is survived by his wife of 24 years Doris (nee Symington), his children Geoff And Mollie, Colin and the late Jane, and Catherine. He is also survived by sister-in-law Lois and Tob Wakfield. Trez was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Ethel Richards and his brother Colin and his wife Pam. Born in South Africa, he served during World War II in North Africa with the South African Air Force and later joined the British Army and served in Europe. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 settling in Bancroft before moving to Lambton County. A service remembering Trez’s life will be held on Wednesday, April, 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Visitors will be received prior to the service from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. Rev. Brian Horrobin officiating. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or First Baptist Church, Wallaceburg. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Richardson: Bonnie Irene of Sarnia

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Surrounded by family and friends at Bluewater Health on Thursday, April 3, 2014,  BONNIE (WATT) RICHARDSON, age 64 of Sarnia. Beloved  wife of 43 years to Paul Richardson. Dear sister of Vicky Whittington and  Bryan Watt and his wife Marion all of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Samuel Watt  and Gladys Ann (Brown) Watt. Will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews great nieces and great nephews. Family will receive friends at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE  on Saturday, April 12, 2014 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with cremation to follow.

 

A reception celebrating Bonnie’s life will follow the visitation in which details will be announced at the funeral home.

No funeral service will be held.  Sympathy  may be expressed through donations to  Bluewater Health Sarnia  Palliative Care.

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BAST, Norma (née Gascho) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2014

BAST, NormaThe family announces with sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Monday, March 17th, 2014 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of Mahlon Bast. Daughter of the late John S. and the late Annie (née Gerber) Gascho.  Loving mother of Arthur (Susan) of Sudbury, Donald (Marja) and Marilyn Reimer (Paul) both of St. Charles and Gerry (Jill) of Calgary.  Dear sister of Edith Wagler (Earl) of Millbank. Predeceased by her brothers Allen (Anna Mae of Millbank), Mervin (Mary of Milverton), Ivan (Doris of Kitchener) and John (Ellanore of Edmonton). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Ben (Steff), Darlene (David), Jody, Heidi (Richard), Marja (April), Luke, Rebekah (Matt), Leah, Star, John (Juana), Mark and great-grandchildren Mahlon, Reann, Madison, Fiona, Taavi, Jorja, Wyatt, Magellan, Cale, Maia, Kianna, Aphra, Asher, Isaiah, Emma and many nieces, nephews, especially David Bast (Sharon) as well as by many relatives and friends.  Predeceased by her granddaughter Caroleen. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, March 21st, 2014 after 11 a.m. at the Waters Mennonite Church in Lively. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. followed by internment in the Waters Cemetery, Lively. Donations to the Waters Mennonite Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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SHEFFIELD: JEAN M.A. (formerly of Portland)

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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Peacefully at Maple View Lodge Athens, with family by her side on Friday March 21, 2014. Jean Ralston (formerly of Portland) in her 97th year. Widow of Bun Sheffield. Dear Mother of Robert (Billie), George (Nancy), Margaret (Brian) Martin, Julia Scotland, as well as close niece, Lorraine Aljoe (Barry). Predeceased by son, Ian and daughter, Frances Lacasse and niece, Wendy Mark. Survived by son-in-law, Guy Lacasse.   Dear Sister of Beth Gregory. Predeceased by brother, Robert Ralston. Fondly remembered by grandchildren,  Amy (Adam), Hughanna (Man-Yee), Laurel (Don), Aaron (Lauren), Joelle (Scott), Bella, Matthew (Becki), Jesse, Wesley, Robert (Isabelle), James (Amanda), Drea and Ellie. Also survived by six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

 The family will receive friends at the Portland United Church on Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014 at 1 o’clock followed by a  Memorial Service at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to Portland United Church Memorial Fund or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin 613-359-5555 or at

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WARD: JOHN O. “OZZIE” (formerly of Chaffey’s Lock)

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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JOHN OSWALD (Ozzie) WARD,

(Colonel R.C.A., Retired, R.M.C. #2915, BSc Queens, Korean War Veteran)

  Ozzie passed away peacefully and with great dignity in his 85th year surrounded by hisloving family March 22, 2014 at May Court Hospice, Ottawa, following a short battle with cancer.  Born in Nelson BC May 4, 1929, he was predeceased by his parents Bessie (Annett) and John Isaac Ward. For 58 years the beloved husband and best friend of Joan (Lawlor), cherished father of John (Diana Chang) of Vancouver, Michael (Patty Maloney), Anne (Robert Miller) and Beth (Alain Denis) all of Ottawa.  Proud grandfather of Christopher (Sierra Ruffalo), Alexa, David, Adam and Ryan.  Survived by his dear sister Annette (Theo deceased) Bruseker of Calgary and dear uncle of Karen (Archie) Magee of Sylvan Lake Alberta and Ian (Donna) McLatchie of Sechelt BC. 53. He also achieved some fame as a marksman on the shooting team and some notoriety for other endeavours. alongs with his old favorites.  s. s care especially the amazing staff on the Oncology wing 5E at the General Hospital and those at the Ottawa Cancer Centre and the May Court Hospice.  The family will receive friends at the Beechwood “Sacred Space” Chapel, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Wednesday morning April 2, 2014 from 10 o’clock until time of “Liturgy of the Word” at 11 o’clock. Inurnment  in the National Military Section of Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the May Court Hospice, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa K1S 0X1 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin

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HILDEBRANDT: Rev. Klaus, a resident of Bothwell

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Klaus HildebrandtHildebrandt: Rev. Klaus a resident of Bothwell, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the age of 81. Born in Germany, son of the late Ludwig and Anna (Stuermann) Hildebrandt. Klaus served as Pastor in Baptist Churches in Vancouver, Edmonton, Kitchener, Bothwell and Southwestern Ontario for over 40 years. Beloved husband of the late Britta (Reimann) Hildebrandt (2006). Loving father of Nori and Scott Wiesner and their children Jordan, Kyron, and Trent of Calgary, Ricarda and Ryan Miller and their children Jeremiah and Alethea of Olathe, Kansas, Claudia and Andrew Lamb and their children Tanekaha, Malia, Elijah and Thea of London, England. Dear brother of Chuck Hildebrandt  (Gail), and Gisela Neuhaus (Horst).The Hildebrandt family will receive family and friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St., Bothwell on Thursday, from 2 -4 and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11am with Rev. Steve Filyer of the Bothwell Baptist Church officiating. Interment Purcell Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque only to B.C. Teen Challenge. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfunerallhome com

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AXFORD: PHILIP L. “PHIL”, of St. Thomas

Posted by on March 24, 2014

Axford, Philip L. “Phil”, of St. Thomas, passed on peacefully to be with his heavenly family on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in his 55th year.  Proud loving father of Clayton and Candice Axford, both of St. Thomas, and Corey and Chris Greenside, both of Calgary.  Grandfather of Serenity Greenside. Cherished son of Lettitia (White) Strong of St. Thomas.  Loving brother of Debbie (Axford) Palmer of St. Thomas, and Calvin Axford (Rochelle) of Sparta.  Predeceased by his father, Laurence Clayton Axford, sister, Lena (Axford) Basacco, and brother,  Victor Axford.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.   Phil was born in St. Thomas on October 31, 1959 and was well known for his brickwork throughout the area.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation.  A private family service will be held.  Donations for a memory leaf in Phil’s name to be placed on the Memory Wall in Pinafore Park would be greatly appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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SHEFFIELD: JEAN M.A. (formerly of Portland)

Posted by on March 23, 2014

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Peacefully at Maple View Lodge Athens, with family by her side on Friday March 21, 2014. Jean Ralston (formerly of Portland) in her 97th year. Widow of Bun Sheffield. Dear Mother of Robert (Billie), George (Nancy), Margaret (Brian) Martin, Julia Scotland, as well as close niece, Lorraine Aljoe (Barry). Predeceased by son, Ian and daughter, Frances Lacasse and niece, Wendy Mark. Survived by son-in-law, Guy Lacasse.   Dear Sister of Beth Gregory. Predeceased by brother, Robert Ralston. Fondly remembered by grandchildren,  Amy (Adam), Hughanna (Man-Yee), Laurel (Don), Aaron (Lauren), Joelle (Scott), Bella, Matthew (Becki), Jesse, Wesley, Robert (Isabelle), James (Amanda), Drea and Ellie. Also survived by six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

 The family will receive friends at the Portland United Church on Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014 at 1 o’clock followed by a  Memorial Service at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to Portland United Church Memorial Fund or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin 613-359-5555 or at

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Blanchard: Grace of Sarnia

Posted by on March 22, 2014

blanchardgracewebPeacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, March 21, 2014  GRACE  (Pyette) BLANCHARD age 96 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Blanchard (1997). Much loved mother of Gail Warren of Sarnia, Linda Thompson (Ted) of Sarnia and the late Michael (Cynthia) of  Pt. Edward.  Cherished grandmother of Randy and Lorraine Warren of Camlachie, Holly and Peter Moore of Corunna, Nancy and David Gagne of Thorold, Kelly Steeves of Sarnia, Darren and Stacey Thompson of Toronto and Chris Blanchard of Calgary. Dear great grandmother to Karen and Mathew Warren, Amy Moore, Beth (Craig) Blair  and Julie Moore, Christopher and Andrew Gagne,  Max and Nick Steeves, Piper and Mick Thompson. Will be missed by her siblings; Ed (June) Pyette, Jackie  (Walt) Pearson, June Willick and Jim and (Marg) Pyette as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Captain Ed and Helen Pyette, sister Elsie Carr and Edith Addison and brother Reg Pyette, great grandson Timothy Warren and son in-law Richard Warren.    A funeral service will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE  on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donation to Trillium Villa Recreational Fund or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net.http://www.djrobb.on.ca

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ZAVITZ: Sharie of Port Glasgow

Posted by on March 21, 2014

webpicSurrounded by her family, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.  Sharie Zavitz (Donnor) of Port Glasgow, at the age 70 years young.  Loving soul mate of Doug Zavitz, treasured mother and friend of Lisa (Mark) Adams of Calgary, Brian of China and daughter in law of Gloria Zavitz of London.  Dear grandmother of Jennifer, Kaylee, Samantha, Andrea, Denver, Elma and Eva.  Survived by her sisters Carol (John) Spears of London and Pat Donnor of Glencoe and her brother Gord (Ursula) Donnor of RR#3 Melbourne.  Dear aunt of Lorraine, Dawn Marie, Dyan, Janeen, Steve, Jason and Krista.  Predeceased by her nephew Shawn. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial gathering at Lakewood Trailer Estates Community Pavilion on June 21st, 2014 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Four Counties Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (519 785-0810).  Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

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Kahnt Al of Dutton

Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Peacefully at home on Thursday March 20 2014, Marion Albin “Al” Kahnt of Dutton in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Pauline [Mills] Kahnt.Loving companion of Wendy Doran. Dear father of Virginia & Rodger Creamer of West Lorne, John Kahnt of Edmonton, Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Shauna and Liam Cameron of Alberta, Angela Kahnt of Toronto.and great grandfather of Ainsley and William. Step father of Carolyn, Julie, Christine, David. Predeceased by a sister Gwendolyn, brothers Orval and Karl. Al served with the R.C.A.F. in WW II. He was a former Reeve of Dutton and served on Elgin County Council. He was a member of I.O.O.F and West Elgin Legion. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home Al 1193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Monday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital or Daffodil – Cancer would be appreciated. I.O.O.F. Lodge # 175 will hold a memorial service on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

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LEES: Glenwood Roy of Tobermory.

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Tuesday March 18, 2014. Glenwood Roy Lees of Tobermory in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Minerva Hopkins (2004).  Dear father of Wendy Cockerline and her husband Glenn of Brandon, Manitoba; Terry Carroll of Carstairs, Alberta; Alison Palleschi and her husband Peter of Brampton; Don and his wife Lori of London and Kevin and his wife Debra of Edmonton, Alberta. Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren Michael, Christina, Paige, Thomas, Sarah, Blake, Christopher, Jennifer, Scott and Tabitha. Also fondly remembered by great grandchildren Dustin, Ava, Brandon and Grace. Glenwood is predeceased by his parents Catherine (nee Young) and Francis Lees as well as his siblings Frank, Joe, Don, Irene and his twin sister Glenna. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Saturday, March 22 at 11 o’clock where the Celebration of Glenwood’s life will be held at 12 noon. Cremation has taken place. The Interment Service will be held in Dunk’s Bay Cemetery, Tobermory at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkwood Hospital – Veterans Care or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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SPORER, John of Sudbury, formerly of Timmins, ON

Posted by on March 17, 2014

SPORER, JohnJohn Sporer, 83, of Sudbury passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 8th, 2014. John was born in Sudbury on August 9th, 1930 to the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Banko) Sporer and grew up in Timmins. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1957 with first class honours with a degree in Geology and spent his career in education as a teacher and principal. He married Lenore (Marshall) in 1955 and over the next 58 years, they built a family in Schumacher and then Sudbury with summers spent at their beloved cottage on Ice Chest Lake in Timmins. John spent his early career as a surveyor with Pamour Mines in northern Ontario. He entered the classroom in 1959 as a highly regarded teacher and principal with the Timmins and Sudbury Boards of Education. During his career, he served as a board member of the Haileybury School of Mines. John also played an active role with The Retired Teachers of Ontario. After his retirement, John dedicated his time to his greenhouse and his new successful business selling plants. John will also be remembered for his lifelong enjoyment of curling. He served as President of the Sudbury Curling Club and in his retirement he established the popular Pensioner’s League at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club. His dedication earned him the Northern Ontario Curling Association Volunteer Award in 2011. John’s knowledge on any topic seemed limitless and he always had a story to tell and an opinion to share. He was never short on words. He was an active member in his neighbourhood shaping the community especially around the growth and development of Robinson Playground in Sudbury. He enjoyed his sports and supported the Sudbury Wolves and attended many Briers and the Roar of the Rings. John was also a known handyman and his skills in this area were called upon often. His never-ending curiosity took him on camping excursions across the country and trips throughout the US, South Africa and Italy. John will be missed at Ice Chest Lake where he served as President of the Cottagers Association. He loved his summers at camp and on any given day, he could be found splitting wood or driving through the bush on his four wheeler scoping blueberry patches. John’s inspiration will be greatly missed by his six children: Gayle (Mark Lemieux) of London, Ontario; Janice (Ido Vettoretti) and Peter (Kathy Latva-Aro) of Sudbury; Allan (Suzanne Coloumbe) of Edmonton; Christine Strobele of Toronto and Cathy O’Hara of Bradford.   He was cherished by his 14 grandchildren: Carolyne, Darren (predeceased), Greg, Lisa, Laura, Andrea, Jennifer, Julia (Jeremy Chalut), Alex, Kyle (Robyn Geisler), Renee, Ryan, John and Liam and most recently his 3 great grandchildren: Cooper, Lillia and Payton. John is also survived by his two cousins in Timmins: Veronica and Mary Ann Sustar and a number of nieces and nephews. John’s family and their accomplishments were his proudest legacy. Visitation will be held at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, March 16th at 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating John’s life on Monday, March 17th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Thank you for the care and support provided by CCAC and all of the caregivers at Vale Maison Hospice. Donations can be made (by cheque only) to the Vale Maison Hospice in his name.

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McDonald, Verna Eileen of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Thessalon

Posted by on March 12, 2014

Verna McDonaldMcDonald, Verna Eileen

Suddenly at the Sault Area Hospital with family by her side on Wednesday March 12, 2014.  Verna McDonald of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Thessalon in her 58th year, beloved wife of Gerald McDonald for 9 years and The Late Harry MacLeod.  Loving mother of Melanie MacLeod  and Darrell MacLeod both of Sault Ste. Marie and step-mother to Tia and Tim.  Special Grandma to Hannah, Cole James, Addy Mae, Mariah and Dylan.  Dear daughter of Harry and The Late Jean Rayner.   Dear sister of Robert Rayner ( Carol ), Bill Rayner and Don Rayner ( Sheila ).  Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Verna will be remembered for her zest for life, her love of camping and the outdoors, and a tremendous love for her family particularly her grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Thessalon Bible Chapel on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 1pm until time of service at 3 o’cock with Charlie Martin officiating.  Cremation followed by spring interment at The Sands Cemetery.  In Verna’s name a trust fund has been established for her grandchildren.  Please make cheques payable to “McDonald Grandchildren’s Trust”.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, Ontario.  www.beggsfh.com

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JOHNSTON, Doug of Rockport

Posted by on March 10, 2014

Doug Johnston 1Doug’s Spirit is Free after his defiant 15 month battle with cancer, at home in Rockport on Monday March 10, 2014. Douglas Ford Johnston age 61 years, beloved son of Ethel (Andress) and the late Donald Johnston, dear brother of Eddy Johnston (Betty) of Ardoch, Dick Johnston (Judy) of Rockport, Elaine Johnston (Guy Villebrun) of Fort McMurray, Wendy Merkley (Art) and Eugene Johnston (Donna) all of Rockport. Doug is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, Lansdowne on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday March 14, 2014 from 12 – 1:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will take place at Rockport Cemetery. In memory of Doug, donations to the St. Lawrence District Medical Centre Building Project, the Rockport Rec Hall or the Rockport Protestant Cemetery would be would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barcalyfuneralhome.com

 

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SCOULER-KERWIN: Elizabeth Ann of St. Thomas formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on March 10, 2014

Beth - obitIt is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Elizabeth Ann Kerwin-Scouler announces her passing on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the age of 50. Loved mother of Candice Ayers (Jordan), Stephen Ayers (Jessica), and William Ayers (Ashley). Cherished grandmother of Kylie and Keeden Ayers. Beloved daughter of Bill Kerwin (Doreen) and the late Mary (Pat) Kerwin. Dear sister of Sandra (Dewayne) Evans, Kim (Lou) Cicchini, and Wendy (Rick) Davies. Elizabeth was involved with Scouts Canada for over 20 years. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation or Scouts Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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LALONDE, Eugénie “Gene” of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on March 9, 2014

LALONDE, EugenieThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at the age of 81 years.  Beloved wife of Roger A. Lalonde of Chelmsford.  Daughter of the late Cham and of the late Marie-Anne (née Lacasse) Ducharme.  Loving mother of Gilles (Debbie) of Hamilton, Yvon of Edmonton, Lise Lalonde (Wayne) of Hanmer, Marielle Lalonde (Dave) and Colette Stutt (Darren) both of Sudbury and Monique Laplante (Brian) of Azilda.  Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Rosario, Antonio, Sylvio, Roméo, Julien, Roger, Lucienne, Léonie, Béatrice, Délicia and Émilio.  Cherished grandmother of Mark, Jenny, Stéphanie, Maxine, Sophie, André, Josée, Eric, Steven, Renée, Megan, Sylvain, Christine and great-grandmother of Kylie, Émilie, Cameron, Caleb, Nyla, Tyler and Rylan.  Special thanks to Health Sciences North, Dr. Knight, Dr. Nistico and Dr. Boyle for their kind and compassionate care.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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DÉCOSSE, Lucille (née Fex) of Val Thérèse, ON

Posted by on March 9, 2014

DECOSSE, LucilleThe family announces with sorrow her passing at home in Val Thérèse on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved wife of Norman Décosse of Val Thérèse.  Daughter of the late Jean-Baptiste and of the late Dolores (née Martel) Fex.  Loving mother of Gilbert Beaulieu of Taber, AB, Michel Beaulieu of Ottawa, Monique Beaulieu of Sudbury and step-mother of Robert Décosse of Sudbury, Richard Décosse of Sudbury and Rachel Décosse of Ottawa.  Dear sister of Germain Fex (Simone) and Maurice Fex (Gabrielle) both of Blezard Valley and Lucien Fex (Yvette) of Sudbury.  Predeceased by her siblings Rose Poitras, Marianne Steinour, Ernestine Thibault, Annette Côté, Lucienne Labre, Florestine Larivière, Joseph Fex, Thérèse Fex and Albertine Fex.  Cherished grandmother of Gilles, Justin (Ashley), Stéphan, Megan, Logan and great-grandmother of Riley. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St., HANMER on Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 5  and 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Lung Association, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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