JOLY; Denis of Petrolia and formerly of Fort Saskatchewan and St. Paul, Alberta

Posted by on April 19, 2015

JolyDenisPassed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Sunday, April 19, 2105, at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene, sons Brian (Yvonne) of Prince George, British Columbia, Steven and Greg of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and daughter Denise O’Neill (Sean) of St. John’s, Newfoundland; step-daughters Candice Racher of Brigden, Ontario, Catrina Clouatre of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Dawson and Jaylynne; and step-grandchildren, Rachel and Chris.  Denis is survived by his brothers, Lionel of Quebec City, Val (Eva) of St. Paul, Alberta, Lou (Rolande) of Vernon, British Columbia, Hector (Linda) of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Pat of Red Deer, Alberta, and by his sisters Viviane Spendiff of Red Deer, Alberta, Evelyn Foster (Charlie) of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Louise Warholik (John) of St. Paul, Alberta, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.  Denis was predeceased by his parents Leo Paul and Isabelle Joly, his sister Lucille Adams, and by his sons, Ken and Barry.  As requested by Denis, there will be no funeral.  Denis’s ashes will be buried in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to a charity of your choice and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, Ontario (519) 882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Heath: Mona Elizabeth of Sarnia

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Friday, April 17, 2015, MONA ELIZABETH (Weldon) HEATH passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late John Edward Heath (1978). Loving mother of Lawrence Heath (Audette) of Sarnia and John Heath (Jody) of Nanoose Bay, B.C. Cherished grandmother of Lawrence, Loretta, Sylena, Jonathon and Jody and her many great children. Mona was a nurse for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked as supervisor of nursing. The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Vision Nursing Home for the excellent care mom received. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd.

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WATSON, DONALD ALLAN of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2015

Watson Donald CroppedDonald Allan Watson passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at the age of 79. Donald is predeceased by his parents, Allan and Pearl Watson of Lethbridge, Alberta. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Vera, of 56 years. They were married in Rossland, British Columbia on September 6th, 1958.

Donald is lovingly remembered by his children, Mark, Scott, Kim and Kristi, (in-law) Debbie, Hugh and James; grandchildren Treena, Donald, Tyler, Luke, Claire, Liam, Nicholas, James, Jeffrey and Jacob; sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Jerry Truscott; niece and nephew Leslie and Brent. Donald was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on May 15th, 1935. He graduated from Kimberley High School in 1953 and went on to earn a Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Donald began his career with Ontario Hydro in May of 1959. Starting in Eastern Region as a junior engineer, he later became a customer service supervisor, and in 1966 he was named Douglas Point Health Physicist. In 1968 he became Senior Health Physicist at the Pickering Nuclear Plant. After several positions in Management in the Health, Safety Services and Distribution-Systems Departments, he became Eastern Region Director of Ontario Hydro in 1985. Donald retired in 1999 and moved on to become President and CEO of Great Lakes Power in Sault Ste Marie. Donald had a passion for the arts and enjoyed judo, hobby farming, canoeing and any other athletic pursuits his knees would withstand. He was a family man, a leader of the pack and a gentle soul who offered love and support to everyone around him. The celebration of Donald’s life is open to all friends and family and will be held at his family home, 753 Prince of Wales Drive in Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5X8 on Saturday, April 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Red Cross. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BAST, Mahlon “Mel” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2015

BAST, MahlonThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Monday, March 2, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Husband of the late Norma (née Gascho) Bast. Predeceased by his parents David and Veronica (née Steinman) Bast. Beloved father of Arthur Bast (Susan) of Sudbury, Don Bast (Marja) and Marilyn Reimer (Paul) both of St. Charles and Gerry Bast (Jill) of Calgary. Dear brother of Suzanne Bowman (late David), Dorothy Rudy (late Sid) and Doris Metzger (late John). Predeceased by his brothers John (late Helen), Alvin (late Connie) and his sister Alma Bechtel (Lester). Cherished grandfather of Ben (Steff), Darlene (David), Jody (Marty), Heidi (Richard), Marja (April), Luke (Amy), Rebekah (Matt), Leah (Richard), Star, John (Juana), Mark and Richard Putman. Predeceased by his granddaughter Caroleen. Sadly missed by his great-grandchildren Mahlon, Reann, Madison, Fiona, Taavi, Jorja, Wyatt, Magellan, Cale, Maia, Kianna, Aphra, Asher, Isaiah, Emma and Anjela. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, especially David Bast (Sharon) as well as many friends and relatives. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, March 12, 2015 after 11 a.m. at Waters Mennonite Church, Lively. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. followed by interment 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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HILLIER, Christopher

Posted by on March 28, 2015

HILLIER, Chis, front26 years of age, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Hinton, AB. Beloved fiancé of Eva Wall. Loving father of Jazmin and soon to be born baby, Jaxon Hillier. Dear son of Dennis and Terry Hillier and Kim and Randy Turner. Dearest brother of Ryan Hillier and Amanda Hillier (Devon Tellier). Step-brother to Joseph Turner (Lisa), Bill Turner, Amber Mandeno, Joshua Redekop (Gina Hodges) and Nathanael Redekop. Cherished grandson of the late Donald and late Lois (Cook) Hillier and the late Milton and surviving wife Gertrude (Simpson) Moody.   Nephew of the late Dale Moody. He will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.   Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Trust Fund for Christopher’s children would be gratefully appreciated.

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GRAY, Jean of Wyoming

Posted by on March 27, 2015

Passed away with family by her side at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia on Thursday, March 26, 2015.  JEAN M. GRAY (nee Bell), was formerly of Wyoming, was in her 93rd year.   Jean was a loving wife to the late Goldie (1986).   Jean will be missed by her children Donna Marley (Ed), Barbara Minielly, Bob (Bernadette) Gray, Gordon (Betty) Gray, Jack (Janice) Gray, and Kathy (Ron) Foslett, and her twelve grandchildren, and twenty four great grandchildren.  Jean was predeceased by her parents George and Maggie Bell, her brother Gordon Bell and his wife Margaret, and her son-in-law Jack Marley, and daughter-in-law Dianne Gray.   Jean was well known for being the Wyoming Correspondent for the Petrolia Topic and Sarnia Observer.  She was also active in her community as a member Wyoming United Church U.C.W., Charter and life member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Bear Creek Women’s Institute.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming.  Royal Canadian Legion Br. 388 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 6:45 pm.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:00 am from the Wyoming United Church, 730 Second St., Wyoming.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  As expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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SIDORKO, Bronislawa (Jaworska) of Sarnia

Mrs-SidorkowebIt is with profound sadness that the family announces the death of our beloved mother, BRONISLAWA (JAWORSKA) SIDORKO at Vision Nursing Home on March 26th, 2015. She was the loving wife of 60 years to the late John Joseph Sidorko (2010) and dear mother of Anna (Steve) Bitton of Listowel, Rosemary (John) Murphy of North Bay, John (Patricia) Sidorko Jr. of Bright’s Grove, Elizabeth (Bill) Tyler of Calgary and Monica (Guy) Ferrari of Banff. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, her sister of Basia Jaworska of Poland and many nieces and nephews. A private family Mass of Celebration will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, March 28th. 2015. Interment followed at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy expressed through memorial donations to your favourite Roman Catholic charity would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Liam Gannon, Cheryl and her palliative care staff and Tara Huggins, her personal care worker. Memories and condolences may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

“Be not afraid, come follow Me and I will lead you Home.”

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HIGGINS: William “Bill” Reginald of Belleville

Posted by on March 24, 2015

Higgins2015Higgins, William “Bill” Reginald – peacefully at his residence, with his family by his side, on Saturday, March 21st, 2015, in his 75th year. Son of the late Christopher and Jennie Higgins. Beloved husband for 43 years of Diane Mary Higgins (nee Gaul). Dear father of: Danny Higgins (Cindy) of Edmonton, AB, Kelly-Ann Higgins-Davis (Jeff), and Jennifer Higgins (Dave), both of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Sarah Higgins of Winnipeg, Josh Higgins of Edmonton, Ethan Davis, Beckem Prieur and Madison O’Reilly all of Ottawa. Dear brother of Jack Higgins of Verdun, PQ and Ron Higgins of Chateauguay, PQ. His is predeceased by brothers Christopher Jr., Robert, and Bryan. Bill is also survived by sisters-in-law, Florence Higgins, Camilla Higgins, Betty Mulrooney, brother-in-law Terry (Ruth) Gaul, and predeceased by brother-in-law Patrick Gaul and sister-in-law Linda Kennedy. Bill was a 4th Degree member of the of the Genoa Assembly # 0863 of the Knights of Columbus in Belleville and a member of Archbishop Wilhelm Council # 1008, currently serving as the Treasurer.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, (613-968-2273). Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening, March 27th, from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street, on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery.

Memorial Donations to Holy Rosary Building Fund or to the Knights of Columbus would be appreciated by the family.

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JEFFREY: Allan “Nick”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 24, 2015

PoppyJEFFREY, Allan “Nick”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in his 95th year. Husband of the late Marjory Jeffrey (1961) and the late Freda Jeffrey (2004). Lovingly remembered by his son, Bruce Jeffrey of Hamilton, his step-son, Robert “Bob” Yorston (late Sonde) of St. Thomas, and by his step-daughters, Barbara Fox (David) of Grand Bend, and Patricia Lodge (late Tom) of Calgary, AB. He will also be fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Allan was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by his siblings, Alex, Anne Woodall, Alice Howsam, Aynsley, Walter, and Foster. Born in Lancashire, England on April 3, 1920, he was the son of the late Andrew and Doris (nee Marsh) Jeffrey. Allan was raised in Watford, ON and graduated from Watford District High School. He was one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans (RCAF) from the Watford area and was a retired mechanical engineer with General Steel Wares, London. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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WRIGHT: Evelyn (Arndt) of Kirkton and formerly of Millet, Alberta

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Wright, EvelynAt South Huron Hospital on Sunday, March 22, 2015 of Kirkton and formerly of Millet, Alberta in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Harvey Wright.  Dear mother of Don Wright of Kirkton, and Norlene and Ed Rodd of R.R. #1 St. Pauls.  Dear grandmother of Neanna and Josh of London and great-grandmother of Raiden, Celeste, and Jordan.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorna and Steve Amtchuk of Langley B.C.  Predeceased by her brothers Harvey and Gordon Arndt.  Evelyn and her late husband Harvey owned and operated H. Wright and Son Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and General Store in Kirkton since 1939.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main, Exeter on Tuesday 2 – 4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating. Spring interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery.

Donations to Crossroads (101 Huntley Street) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DEWAR: Isabel, of Durham

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Passed away at Grey Bruce Residential Hospice, Owen Sound on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 in her 82nd year the former Isabel Betty Peter.  Beloved wife of Darrell of Durham.  Dear mother-in-law of Lisa (Dewar)  Vanderkwaak of Edmonton, Alberta.  Loving Grandmother of Miriam, Abigail and Jeremy.  Sister of Ruth Peter-Nielsen of  Hanover and Robert and William Peter both of Durham.   Mother of the late Rev. Darwin Dewar (2007).   Visitation will be held at the Durham Presbyterian Church  on Friday, March 27th  from 11 a.m.to 12:45 p.m., where a celebration of Isabel’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the Durham Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Maplewood Cemetery or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.   Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.  www.mccullochwatonfuneralhome.ca

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NEAL: Bevan M., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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NEAL, Bevan M., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in his 90th year. Father of Marianne Powell (Richard) of Calgary, AB, Mark Neal (Kathy), Marty Neal (Dianne Donald), and Mike Neal (Dina Juric), all of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Tracy Powell, and Scott Powell, both of Calgary, AB, Josh Neal (Tammy) of St. Thomas, and Justin Neal of Hamilton. Brother of Bob Neal (Barbara) of London. Also survived by three great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bevan was predeceased by his dear partner, Shirley Larson. Born in St. Thomas, February 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee McNea) Neal. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. Bevan was a retired tool grinder at Canadian Timken, St. Thomas. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch 41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, March 27th 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 Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.

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AGGUS: Dr. Mary Serena (Fleming) of Dundas, ON

Posted by on March 20, 2015

AggusBorn on November 13, 1919 and died peacefully on March 18, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas Ont. She is survived by her sons, Robin (Marilyn) and Kent (Gail) and granddaughter, Caome. Beloved wife of Donald Aggus (1920 – 2007). Born in Edmonton to the late Charles Fleming and Bertha (Nordstrom), she is survived by her sister-in-law Sylvia Tomlinson of Hamilton and her many nieces and nephews. Education was her passion, expanding her knowledge to help others. Mary was a teacher of primary education and began her career at age 20 in a one room schoolhouse in Alberta. She retired as a Primary Consultant with the Hamilton Board of Education in 1984 and distinguished her career by completing her Doctorate of Education at the University of Toronto in 1994 at age 75. Mary and Don were enthusiastic travelers, camping with their sons across Canada and Europe when they were young and exploring more of Europe, Asia and the South Pacific in their later years. Mary also taught Sunday school for many years at Rock Chapel United Church. A firm believer in social justice she devoted much of her time with the United Church, sponsoring immigrant families and supporting charities through the Eastern Star. She had an open minded approach to life and humanity. Mary will be greatly missed by her proud family, as well as the many people she influenced throughout her life. We wish to thank all of those who cared for her over the last eight years, especially the wonderful staff at the Villa. A celebration of her life will take place at Rock Chapel United Church, 451 Rock Chapel Road, Dundas Ont. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity that reflects Mary’s passions: Hamilton Literacy Council or Rock Chapel United Church. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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ALBRIGHT: Jeffery Howard of Calgary, formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Jeffery AlbrightJeffery Howard Albright of Calgary, formerly of Sullivan Township, passed away suddenly at home in Calgary on Monday, March 16, 2015 in his 42nd year.

Beloved son of Gloria Albright (Murray Cook) of R.R. #4 Chesley. Jeffery will be sadly missed by his sister Lisa (Rob) Beirnes of Williamsford, nephew Jordan and niece Jaclyn. He will be fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Jeffery was predeceased by his father, Howard Albright and his grandparents, Mel & Ruth Golem and Gordon & Hilda Albright.

Cremation has taken place and a visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. Vicar John Graham officiating. Inurnment in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Sullivan.

Memorial donations to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sullivan “Building Fund” would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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JACKSON: Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Margaret Jackson 001JACKSON, Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in her 74th year. Beloved wife for over 55 years to Murray E. Jackson. Dearly loved mother of Michael Jackson (Laurie) of St. Thomas, and Michelle “Shelley” Nicolai-Jackson (Dave Nicolai) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Steven and Kaitlyn Jackson, Serena and Breanna Nicolai. Dear sister of Daniel Norton (Rosemary), and David Norton (Vicki), all of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Charlotte and George Clarke of Turner Valley, AB, as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Jean (nee Urquhart) Norton. Marg was a former employee of Singer Controls and Kmart, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday, March 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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SZYDZIAK, Thérèse « Mémes »Yvette (née Dagenais) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 14, 2015

SZYDZIAK, ThereseIt is with tremendous sorrow the family announces her passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Wife of the late Joseph Szydziak. Daughter of the late Armand and Florence (née Martin) Dagenais. Beloved mother of Debra O’Hearn (Brian) of Richmond Hill, Robert “Bobby” (Joanie) of Edmonton, Lise Prévost (Patrick) of Sudbury and Joseph (Annie) of Garson. Predeceased by her son Roger (Cheryl of Sudbury). Dear sister of Raymond (Rita) of Manitoulin. Predeceased by her sister Jeannine Landry (Leon of Deep River) and by her brothers Jean Louis (Annette of Sudbury) and Roger. Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Josh), Andrew (Jessie-Lee), Geneviève (Jason), Zak, Stefany, Cara, Noah, Joseph and great-grandmother of Jaydon, Ella, Drake, Charlotte as well as 3 more on the way. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at St-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Sudbury. Donations to the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth, Pine River Institute or Covenant House can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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HACKETT, Jacqueline of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 14, 2015

HACKETT, Jacqueline (For Newspaper)Jacqueline Hackett, née Samson, known to all as Jacqui, slipped away in her sleep on February 13th, age 91. Daughter of prominent Sudbury businessman and onetime mayor A.J. Samson, Jacqui was a lifelong resident of the city and a fiercely proud Sudburian. After earning her Master’s degree from St Michael’s College, University of Toronto and teaching qualifications from the Ontario College of Education in 1947, she returned home and taught French and Latin at Sudbury High. In 1952 she married fellow teacher Fred Hackett. A thoroughly modern woman, Jacqui not only lavished love and care on her four children but continued to teach, was an active member of the University Women’s Club, the Senate of the University of Sudbury, and the Elizabeth Barrett Browning chapter of the IODE. Somehow she also found time for an active social life featuring regular dinner parties and convivial evenings of bridge with her many close friends. She continued to contribute to the community in retirement volunteering her time at Paroisse Ste-Anne-des-Pins and the Sudbury General Hospital. Her deep love and wicked sense of humour will be missed by daughters Fleur of Sudbury, Yvette of Ottawa, and sons Lachlan (and wife Julie-Ann) of Brisbane, Australia and Evan (wife Heather) of Edmonton. Jacqui also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren Alix, Liam and Matthew. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff of For Seniors Only, Red Cross and Bayshore for the care they provided to Jacqui at home as well as to the Pioneer Manor community for their loving attention. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. Sudbury, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 am at Ste-Anne-des-Pins Church, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to Pioneer Manor Tree of Life, 960 Notre-Dame Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T4 would be appreciated.

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PARTON, Marjorie Elizabeth (née Jack) of Hanmer, ON

Posted by on March 14, 2015

PARTON, MarjorieThe family announces with sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Wife of the late Ross Warren Parton. Daughter of the late Robert and the late Elizabeth (née Bruce) Jack. Beloved mother of Leslie-Ann Lawson (Ken) of Hanmer, John Ross Parton (Leanne) of Richmond Hill, Lorri Katharine Wilson (Ken) of Cloverdale, British Columbia and J. David Warren Parton (Terri) of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Dear sister of Robert Jack of Dartmouth, N.S. Cherished grandmother of Jade, Teagan, Mitchel, Mikayla, Noah and Cassidy. Marj and Ross both resided in Kilworthy (Gravenhurst), owning the Big Pine Acres Mobile Home Park, then the Bil-Mur Motel, Restaurant and Campground in Whitefish. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday, February 6th, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to Maison Vale Hospice or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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WATSON: Mrs. Irene (nee Butzer), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 11, 2015

irene watson 001WATSON, Mrs. Irene (nee Butzer), of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Monday, March 9, 2015, in her 97th year. Wife of the late William F. “Bill” Watson. Mother of Catherine Watson, Ruth Manchester (Bill), Fred Watson (Karen), Mary Saris (late Nick), all of St. Thomas, and the late Robert “Bob” Watson. Sister of Ed Butzer (Marg) of Lindsay, Florence Trudell of Windsor, Doug Butzer (Annemarie) of Port Lambton, late Bertha Rutter (late Spencer), late Art Butzer (late Marie), late Charles Butzer (late Phyllis), and the late Vic Butzer (late Mary). Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Born in Donalda, Alberta, February 11, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Verna (nee McCamon) Butzer. Irene formerly owned and operated Irene’s Dry Cleaning, St. Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 West Ave., St. Thomas. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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ASHTON, Harry of Wyoming

Posted by on March 8, 2015

Ashton;HarryPassed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Saturday, March 7, 2015. HARRY ASHTON, of Wyoming, was in his 66th year. Harry will be missed by his wife Sue (nee Parr), his sons Stuart and his wife Melody, and Jim Ashton, and his grandsons Theodore and Jacob. Harry will also be missed by his sister Leilah and Don Hord and his brother-in-law Chuck and Joanne Parr. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, as well as many good friends. He was predeceased by his mother Lillian Ashton(1996), his brother Alan Ashton(2001), his sister Diana Ashford (2003), and a niece Jessica Pessoa(2013). Harry worked 32 years as lineman for Ontario Hydro. Harry was a charter member of Queen of Apostle Council 10828 of the Knights of Columbus, later he became a 4th degree member of the Monsignor Joseph Cook Council 10885. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. Prayers will be offered at 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philips Parish, King St., Petrolia. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming, As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Rayjon (ww.rayjon.org)or St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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McLean-Hearn; Carol of Durham

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015. Carol McLean-Hearn, the former Carol Frances Elizabeth Lawson, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter Hearn. Dear mother of Bob & Cheryl McLean, Ingersoll, Don & Angela McLean, Walkerton, Scott & Robin McLean, England, Susan Skelton, Midland and Steven & Pamela McLean, Harriston. Grandma of Rob & Karrie, Sarah & Jared, Ryan & Zoe, Donald & Jo-anne, Jason & Stephanie, Carly & Connor, Blake & Katie, Kahland, Kyle and Keiran. Great Grandma of Logan, Hannah, Grace, Dominic, Max and Vivian. Dear sister of Albert Lawson, Ayr, Ethel Bertin, Winnipeg, Marion Skitch, Brantford and Bill Lawson, Golden, B.C. Predeceased by great grandson Lucas and first husband Robert McLean. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Monday, March 2nd from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Durham on Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Spring interment Trinity Anglican Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.

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Harper, George Ross Maj. (ret’d)

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Harper George

Peacefully at the Perley Rideau veterans home in his 79th year, Feb. 19th, 2015. Loved husband of Azul, loving father of Stephen, Jamie (Helene). Predeceased by his son Kevin. Loved grandfather of Jason (Julia), CJ (Loralea), Kevan (Tara), Alex (Melissa) and Zachary. Step-grandfather to Stephane and Mathieu. Great grandfather of Azul, Jordy, Abigael, Caroline. Adopted great grandfather of Oren, Xavier, Kaden and Bailey. Survived by brothers Scott (Patricia), Robert (Chrystal) and three sisters, Shirley (John), Marilyn and Ruthann. George served 40 years in the Air Force. Inducted into the Military Hall of fame, Nova Scotia Hall Of Fame and Pictou Co. Hall of Fame for his marksmanship in rifle shooting having represented Canada at Bisley, UK 8 times. Also acting as adjutant for the Bisley team in 2005 and Commandant in 2010. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Friday, February 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. until service time in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.Condolences may be addresses at: www.heritagefh.ca

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POTTER, Jim of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2015

Potter; JamesPassed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2105 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. JIM POTTER, of Wyoming, was in his 83rd year. Jim is predeceased by his wife Doreen (2004) (nee Asling) and his son Rob Potter (2010). He was a loving father and will be missed by his daughter Deb and her husband Gerald Vasselin of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, his daughter-in-law Nancy Potter Knight and her husband Fred of Chatham. Jim was a proud grandfather to Christopher and Jennifer Potter, Elizabeth and David Birnie, Casey and Melissa Vasselin, Tyler Vasselin, and Julie Vasselin. He thought the world of his great grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Katelynn, Aiden, and Parker . Jim is also survived by his brother John and Olive Potter, his sister Doris Harvey, and his sister-in-law Betty Ann and Eric Mollard. He was a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Charles and Esther Potter and his sisters Berneice Potter and Leona Gooding. Jim worked 40 years for Ontario Hydro. He was member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Wyoming. He was a Past Master of Lebanon Forest Lodge no. 133 achieving 32 ° in 1969, and was a member of Mocha Shrine Temple since 1976. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1t 11:30 am. Interment will be in Parkhill Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the St. Joseph’s Hospice(www.stjosephshospice.ca), St. John’s Anglican Church, or the Shriners Hospital(www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). Memories and condolence may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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VREEKER: Catherina “Tina” (Kramer) of Woodstock

Posted by on February 20, 2015

VREEKER, Catherina “Tina” – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, February 20, 2015 in her 84th year.  Beloved wife of Theodorus “Dick” Vreeker.  Loving mother of Tony Vreeker (Karen) of Woodstock, Mary Vreeker of Vancouver, Rosemary Vreeker of Edmonton, Dorothy Vreeker (Peter Williamson) of Toronto and Paul Vreeker (Angela Dorigo) of Toronto.  Missed by her grandchildren Barbara (Ryan), Melissa (Vikram), Laura (Abram), Adam, Emma and Mia and by her great-grandchildren Alaric, Julian and Hailey.  Lovingly  remembered by her siblings in Alberta, Holland and Canada, as well as her many nieces, nephews and extended family.   Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave. Woodstock, ON on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Spring interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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IGLIN: Norbert J. of Markdale

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Iglin, BertIglin, Bert – Passed away at Grey Gables, Markdale on Friday, February 13, 2015. Norbert Joseph Iglin of Markdale in his 91st year. Husband of the late Elaine Iglin (Post). Stepfather of Dean & Pat Post of Berkeley, Sharon & John Boyce of Markdale, Brian Post & Catherine Lazette of Owen Sound, Gary & Benita Post of Potomac, Illinois, Craig Post & Shelley Murray of Grand Valley and Shelley & Ken Rush of Missisauga. Also survived by step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren. Uncle of Ed Fortinski of Carmangay, Alberta, Victor Fortinski of Calgary, Alberta and Susan Baardsen of Kamloops, British Columbia. Predeceased by parents Frank & Emilia (nee Zarzicka) Iglinski and sister Helen Fortinski.

A memorial service will be held at May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

If desired, condolences for the family may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0, www.mayfh.ca , and memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson Foundation through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/, donations to Grey Gables Activity Fund through May Funeral Home (519)986-3310) would be appreciated by the family.

 

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