OSTERLOO, William “Bill” of Exeter, age 70

Posted by on July 22, 2014

OSTERLOOLORD, you assigned me my portion and my cup, you have made my lot secure.  The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.  Surely I have a delightful inheritage.  Psalm 16: 5-6Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday July 18, 2014, William “Bill” Osterloo of Exeter, age 70.  Beloved husband of Jean (Geerlinks) Osterloo.  Loved step-father and step-father-in-law of Cheryl and George Poortinga of Clinton, Mark King and partner Michele of Brampton.  Cherished grandpa of Jamie Nicole, Philip and Keith all of Clinton.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Broer and Be Oosterloo of Bedum, Netherlands, Ina Osterloo of Brampton, Bert and Grace Geerlinks,  John and Jane Geerlinks all of Drayton, Fred and Jenny Geerlinks of Brampton, Rita Geerlinks of High River, AB, Mary and Henry Eygenraam of Unionville, Harry and Betty Geerlinks of Wingham.  Bill is survived by his many cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada and in the Netherlands.  Predeceased by his parents Willem and Nijsien (Roffel) Oosterloo, brother Peter Osterloo (1998), sister Sien Lergner (2007), brothers-in-law Anton Lergner (2013) and George Geerlinks (2009).  Visitation will be held at Providence United Reformed Church, 447 Second St., Strathroy, on Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m.  A Service for Immediate family and friends will be held at T. HARRY HOFFMAN & SONS Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. followed by the Interment in Exeter Cemetery.  A Public Funeral Service will be held at PROVIDENCE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, Strathroy, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Pastor Harry Zekveld Officiating.  Bill served as an Officer with the Ontario Provincial Police from June 1967 to July 1996.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Hope Academy (a private mission school for children of all backgrounds and religions JK to grade 6), 30 Carrier Dr, Etobicoke  or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WALKER: Barbara (nee Lammiman) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Barb WalkerWALKER- Barbara Walker passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 69.  Barb is survived by her husband Keith; her children Wayne (Lisa) Walker of St. Thomas, Kelley (John) Velema and their son Arjen of Denfield; her brothers Fred (Marg) Lammiman of Okotoks, Alberta, Tom (Marion) Lammiman of St. Thomas, Doug (Linda) Lammiman of St. Thomas; sister Carolyn (Tom) Hardie of Chatham; sister-in-law Marilyn Walker of St. Thomas; brother-in-law Doug (Valerie) Walker of St. Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Vera Lammiman; sisters-in-law Georgina (Bob) Burrows, Betty (Rudy) MacKneson; and by her brother-in-law Bill Walker.  Barb was a former employee at K-Mart and Foodland.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  The funeral will take place in the chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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SNYDER: Annie of London

Posted by on July 21, 2014

24502 SnyderSNYDER, Elizabeth……

Peacefully, attended by her daughter Mary Ellen at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy, Annie Elizabeth Ellen (Ryan) Snyder on Thursday July 17, 2014 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert B. Snyder. Dear mother of Mary Ellen Ferguson of Mount Brydges, Bryan Snyder and his wife Dawna of Komoka and Wayne Snyder and his wife Eleanor of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Dear sister of Ethel Whiten of Godfrey, Ontario, Jean Crick and her husband Findlay of Stoney Creek, Ontario, George Ryan and his wife Charlene of Meaford, Ontario and Mary Lee and her husband Wes of Peterborough. Also loved by her grandchildren, Jason and Kelsie of Komoka, Sarah Krikke and her husband Josh, Katie Wong and her husband Aaron, Rob and his wife Mavis, Rachel Tomalty and her husband Jon and Zachary, all of Alberta. Proud great-grandmother of eleven. Predeceased by her brother Ted Ryan and his wife Mary and her brother-in-law Wally. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews and their families. Elizabeth was an active member of Oakridge Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday July 21st, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford Street West, London on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the Church. Interment will take place at St. David’s Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Campbellville ON during the afternoon of Tuesday, July 22. Donations may be made to Mission Services of London, 415 Hamilton Road London, ON N5Z 1S1 or the charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs may be shared at www.amgfh.com

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Walsh, Paul M.D. of Barrie

Posted by on July 20, 2014

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Wednesday July 16, 2014. He was born to the late Paul John (Pat) and Gertrude Walsh (Dufort), Feb. 26, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario. Paul attended Ridley College and UTS for high school. He received his Doctor of Ophthalmology from the University of Western Ontario where he swam for the varsity team and graduated class of ’57. Paul completed his residency at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. He was a member of the American College of Physicians and Surgeons. Paul married Jane Adele Roelofson in 1955 and soon after started a successful practice in Barrie, Ontario while living in the adjoining lakeside village of Shanty Bay on Lake Simcoe. In Barrie Paul served as Chief of Staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Throughout his career Paul and Jane travelled extensively while volunteering for Care Medico as an Ophthalmologist (Paul) and an operating nurse (Jane). In their travels they worked in Afghanistan, Algeria, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pickle Lake. His favorite activities were tennis, downhill skiing, sailing and intellectual studies. His favorite times were with his family and friends. Paul is survived by his loving wife Jane, four children: Jenny (Bob) McIntosh, Pat Walsh, Chris (Kim) Walsh and Sandy Walsh, and nine grandchildren : Robin, Cassandra, Jackie, Ryan, Jayme, Shannon, Emma, Ben and Paul – as well his many dear friends whose lives he enriched. The family will receive friends at a Gathering on Wednesday, July 23 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St Vincent Street, Barrie, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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GROULX, Paul of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

GROULX, PaulThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Dear friend of Monique Merette and family of Joncquière, QC. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Rose (née Blais) Groulx. Loving father of Ronald Paul of California, U.S.A and Michel John (Mary) of AB. Cherished grandfather of Shanalea and Hunter Mitchell and Zachary and Tristan Groulx. Dear brother of Alcide (Louise) of Buck Creek, AB, Berthe McFarlane (late Ken) of Port Alberni, B.C., André (Sherry) of Sudbury, Cécile Doyle (Rhéal) of Chelmsford, Claire Parent (Jean-Guy) of St-Augustin, Qc. Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Gabrielle Lavoie, Bernadette Cashmore, Pierre (late Estelle), Jacques (Dolores of Kapuskasing), Marie Bishop (late John) and Madeleine Chartrand (late Raymond) of Chelmsford. Paul had 27 years career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews for his loving of travelling, family gatherings and his great sense of humour. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Paroisse St-Joseph, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers donations (by cheque only) to the Maison Vale Hospice or Prostate Cancer Canada.

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HAGGITH: Justin M. of London and formerly of Alberta

Posted by on July 17, 2014

Justin HaggithIn London, on July 14, 2014, Justin Mark Haggith died at the age of 26. Loving son to Pat Marvin (nee Lozon) of Chatham and Mark Haggith (pre-deceased in 2010). Justin will forever be remembered by his Brothers and Sisters, Don (Lori) Marvin of Florence, Christina Marvin of Strathroy, Joshua Haggith of Edmonton, Courtney Haggith (Tom Christensen) of Edmonton, Joe Haggith of Leduc and Carlee Haggith of Glencoe. He was a special Uncle to Robby, Grady, Kendra, Kayleigh and Adelynn. Justin will be dearly missed by his Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Robert Pulleyblank. He is pre-deceased by his Grandparents Frank Haggith and Leon & Theresa Lozon. His Aunts and Uncles Kevin (Nancy), Trevor (Kristen), Lisa (Jeff) Jeannette, Florence (Leo) and Dianna will miss him very much, as will his several cousins, extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service and interment will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:00am at Oakland Cemetery, 3444 Longwods Road, Glencoe. Memorial donations may be made to St. Clair Child & Youth Services or the charity of your choice through Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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O’SHEA: Patrick of Edmonton and formerly of Biddulph Township

Posted by on July 16, 2014

O'Shea, Patrick-W150At LHSC-University Hospital, London on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 of Edmonton and formerly of Biddulph Township in his 72nd year.  Dear brother of Charlie and Beth O’Shea of Granton, Monica and Alan Porter of London, Mike and Diane O’Shea of Denfield, Anne and Vic Zammit of London, and Geraldine and Rex McCoy of London.  Dear uncle of Julie and Steven Vanspall, Dan and Heather O’Shea, Paul and Kristin O’Shea, Ryan and Jennifer O’Shea; Sean and Dionne Porter, Michael Porter, Erin and Jaime Fenwick, Matthew Porter; Jamie O’Shea, Jeremy and Laura O’Shea, Shannon and Mark Ross, Colleen O’Shea; Amy and Craig Engels, and Katie Zammit; Tony, Jennifer McCoy, and Ben McCoy.  Also survived by several great nieces and nephews.  Dear nephew of Theresa O’Shea of London.   Pat lived in western Canada for over 40 years.  He worked in Fort McMurray and the Northwest Territories in the oil sands as a heavy equipment operator.  Predeceased by his parents Jim and Evelyn O’Shea.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Parish prayers will be held on Sunday evening at 8:30 PM.   The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Monday, July 21st at 11 AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski, C.S.M.A. presiding.  Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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TAYLOR: Susan of London

Posted by on July 14, 2014



24499 TaylorPeacefully surrounded by friends and family on Saturday July 12, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Susan Taylor in her 52nd year.  Proud and loving mother of Ryan and Jake Taylor.  Loving sister of Bonnie (Brown) and Dan Joynt of Strathroy, Shirley (Brown) and Doug Roberts of Watford and Doug and Nancy Brown of London.  Aunt of Anne Joynt of London, Janet Joynt of Calgary, David Roberts of Watford, Paul Roberts of Massey. She will be missed by many close friends.  Visitation will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home 60 Ridout Street, London on Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  followed by a Memorial Service, Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 11a.m.  Reception to follow.  Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice 485 Windermere Road, 3rd floor, PO Box 1449 Station B, London ON N6A 5M2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DESORMEAUX, Georgette (née Lalonde) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2014

DESORMEAUX, GeorgetteIn loving memory of Georgette Desormeaux, 83 years. Daughter of the late Raoul and the late Annie (née Larocque) Lalonde. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at Health Sciences North. Wife of the late Ronald “Bidou” Desormeaux. Loving mother of Claudette Bodson (Robert) of Edmonton, Claude (Noella) of Val Thérèse, Patricia Leroux (Gerry) of Whitefish Falls, Ronald Jr. of Worthington, Jeanne Ouellet (Ron) of Val Caron and Tom (friend Aimee) of New Brunswick. Dear sister of Lor McKinnon and Gino (Evelyne). Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Armand, Rolland, Rev. Sr. Adrienne (s.c.o.), Rose, Antoinnette White, Anne Edmond, May Bélanger, Maurice (May), Lilliane Quarrell, Roger Lalonde and Pierrette Burns. Beloved grandmother of 14 grandchildren Réjean, Renée, Liane, Ginette, Diane, Tiffany, Natalie (predeceased), Gilles, Denise, Kayla, Dean, Hailey, Chloe, Abagail and 10 great-grandchildren Ava, Ashton, Cole, Alexis, Dominic, Amélie, Lucas, Marloh, Annick, Bryson, Téah and Stephen. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUENRAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Monday, June 23rd, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse. Donations (by cheque only) can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ROACH, Sharon Ann of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2014

ROACH, Sharon AnnThe Family announces with sorrow her peaceful death, June 10th, 2014 after a courageous battle against cancer at the age of 55 years. Beloved daughter of Laurence Roach and stepdaughter of Jeannine of Val Caron. Predeceased by mother Rita Roach(nee Lacroix). Loving mother of Jason (Francine) of Sudbury. Dear sister of Gerard (wife Murielle) of North Bay, Patricia (Scott) of Edmonton and Richard of Winnipeg. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and her extended family. Sharon worked at Walmart and will be missed by her co-workers and her many friends. A private memorial service will be held in her honour. In memory of Sharon donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer.

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LAVALLEE, Brian Robert Joseph of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 4, 2014

LAVALLEE, BrianThe family announces with sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at the age of 59 years. Son of the late Robert and of the late Lina (née Gervais) Lavallee. Father of Lena Brown (Kevin) of London and Brian of Alberta. Dear brother of Allen (Sue) of Capreol, David (Cécile) of Hanmer, Claire Renaud (Gilbert) of St-Charles, Murlen Comeau (Norm) of Holland Landing and Gloria Lavallee (friend Marcel) of Sturgeon Falls. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Robert, Lyle, Clayton, Wayne, Irène Riberdy, Roberta Moreau and Ina Dorion. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St., Hanmer, Friday, June 20th, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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Mackey: Keith Merlyn Earl of Sarnia

mackeykeithwebIt is with great sadness that the family of KEITH MERLYN EARL MACKEY announces his passing at the age of 33. Cherished husband of Karen Callow – Mackey and dear father of Tessa St. Jean. Much loved brother of Kayla Needham (Jeff) and predeceased by his best friend and twin brother Kevin Mackey (2005). Loving grandson of the late Florence Nesbit and the late Merlyn (Shorty) Nesbit. Will be forever missed by his mother in-law Roxanne Nahmabin (Hoss). Sadly missed by his aunts and uncles; Douglas and Aurora Nesbit of Alberta, Don Nesbit (Melissa), Walter Nesbit, Irene Nesbit and Donna and Bob Jones all of Sarnia and by his cousins; Donnie and Kendra Nesbit (Sydnee, Zach), Darren Nesbit, Johnny Lauritzen, Jeff  Lauritzen (Alex), Craig Jones, Corey Jones, Carrie – Lynn Jones, Justin Bridges and Crystal – Lee Bridges.  Funeral services will be held from Temple Baptist Church (1410 Quinn Drive, Sarnia) on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend James Bekkers and Major Rick Pollard officiating. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Temple Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sympathy maybe expressed through donations to Temple Baptist Church Outreach Programs and the Salvation Army. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HAGGERTY, Beatrice of Brockville

Posted by on June 28, 2014

Bea HaggertyEntered into rest at Sherwood Park Manor on Friday June 27, 2014, Beatrice Ann (Cameron) Haggerty of Brockville age 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Charles Haggerty, dear mother of James Haggerty (Brenda) of Terrace, BC, John Haggerty (Rosemary ) of Progreso, Mexico, Joe Haggerty (Linda) of Grande Prairie, AB, Dan Haggerty of Edmonton, AB and Mary Herbison (Shawn) of Kingston. Loving grandmother of Jeff, Jennifer, Jim, Charlie, Kristan, Sarah, Josi, Matthew, Jordan, Joey and Lydia and 8 great grandchildren. Bea is survived by her brothers John Cameron (Janet), Neil Cameron (Margaret) and Charlie Cameron (Judy) and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Ronald and Ruth (Kilby) Cameron, a son Stephen, sisters Rachael Clarke and Cora Lee Helmer and a brother Willard Cameron.

Family and friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Saturday from 9 -11 a.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church on Saturday July 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery. In memory of Bea, donations to Alzheimer Society or the Sherwood Park Manor Auxiliary would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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Birk, Marge

Posted by on June 26, 2014


BIRK, Marge – Passed away peacefully in Brussels, Belgium on June 4, 2014, with her husband of 44 years at her side, after a long struggle with ovarian cancer.  Born Margret Süske on January 29, 1950, in Bodenwerder, Germany, she emigrated in 1957 to Edmonton, Alberta then, after marriage in 1969, lived in Kingston, Sudbury, Hamilton, Calgary, Sydney (NS), Oakville and Vineland, gathering friends everywhere.  She is survived by her husband, Dieter, three daughters Cassandra, Marcella and Heidi as well as her mother, Margarete in Heritage Village and her father Eberhard at the United Mennonite Home.

We thank the oncologists, and nurses of the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton, ON. and Universitair Ziekenhuis, Brussels for their care and compassion during her epic battle.  The cancer did not defeat her beauty, grace and courage. She inspired Ovarian cancer patients, world-wide as the Warrior Queen. Cremation took place in Brussels, to be followed by private family arrangements in  Vineland, Ontario.


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MACELWEE (Jeannette Lucille (née Bazinet) June 1932-May 2014 of Dunrobin, ON

Posted by on June 24, 2014

MacELWEE, JeannetteJeannette passed away comfortably at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa on the 17th of May 2014. Jeannette was born in Rutter Ontario and was the last of her large Bazinet family to pass on. She is survived by her sons Brian MacElwee (wife Barbara) of Ottawa, David MacElwee (wife Janice) of Edmonton and Aaron MacElwee of Sudbury. Cherished grandmother of Melissa Paquette (née MacElwee) husband Martin, Jennifer MacElwee and Brian William MacElwee of Ottawa, James MacElwee (wife Stephanie) and Taylor MacElwee of Edmonton and great-grandmother to Justin and Alex Paquette, Collin MacElwee of Ottawa, Jack and William MacElwee of Edmonton. In keeping with Jeannette’s wishes, there will be no visitation and no funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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McIntosh, Ivan V.J. of Kingsville

Posted by on June 24, 2014

June 26, 1943 – June 23, 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ivan McIntosh after a brief battle with cancer. He will be forever loved and deeply missed by his dear wife of 48 years, Phyllis McIntosh, his son Stephen and daughter-in-law Paula, son Gareth, daughter Vivienne, son-in-law John and cherished forever by his only grandson, Kevin. Ivan will be sadly missed by his brothers, sisters, large extended family and many dear friends. Visitation will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ivan’s life at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. Private interment will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca). Friends may share memories or make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
At home with the Lord

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LATTA, Ruby of Exeter, formerly of London, age 96

Posted by on June 23, 2014

LATTA: Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Nursing Home, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, Ruby Latta of Exeter, formerly of London, age 96.  Dear sister of Helen Parsons of Exeter.  She will be remembered by her niece Barb (Ross) Millar of Orangeville, nephews Bob (Theresa) Parsons of Exeter, Al Parsons of Exeter (friend Sue McKay of St. Marys), Wayne (Deb) Latta of London and many other nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents James “Gus” and Ethel (Adair) Latta, brothers Garfield, Robert, Alex, George, Lloyd, Ervin and William.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior.  Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  Ruby was a long time employee of Victoria Hospital – South Street in the Dietary Department.   If desired memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of Canada – Research would be appreciated by the family.   Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CONNON, Maude Josephine Hawkins (Mingay) of Exeter, age 89

Posted by on June 23, 2014

CONNON: Peacefully, surrounded by her children, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Friday, June 20, 2014, Maude Josephine Hawkins (Mingay) Connon, of Exeter, age 89, of pancreatic cancer.  She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Beloved Wife of the late Peter Ferguson Hayes Connon (2008). Cherished Mother and Mother-in-law of Patricia and Husband Doug French of Garibaldi Highlands, B.C., Jane Connon and Husband Tony Fanelli of Clarkson/Calgary, Hugh Connon of Port McNeill, BC.,  Matthew and Wife Sabina Connon of Toronto, and past Husband of Jane Connon, F. Scott Sievert (deceased).  Loving Grandmother of Nils and Kaylene, Leon and Nellie, Nathan, Sara French and Ava (Josephine) Fanelli.  Loving Great Grandmother of Nara and Apollo.  Dear Sister and Sister-in-law of Katherine and Richard Prout of Chatham, and Rena Mingay of Markham.  Remembered by her nieces, especially Eleanor Kamester, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her dear Brothers Donald and Paul Mingay, sister Grace (Mingay) Williamson and parents Henry and Maude (Hawkins) Mingay.  Maude bequeathed her body to the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario as did her Husband Peter. Cremation will follow with an interment ceremony to be held at Grace Anglican Cemetery, Markham, at a later date.  A Memorial Service will be held at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2 p.m., the Rev. Grayhame Bowcott officiating.    Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Maude became a school teacher and taught grades 1 – 8 in Northern Ontario as a young woman.  She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and taught private music lessons to countless students in the Exeter area, and previously in Lucknow, for many years.  She was also organist and choir director at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church and previously choir director at Lucknow Anglican Church.  She taught French and music in the Catholic and Public schools  in the Exeter area.  She made many dear friends as a member of the Exeter Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  Many thanks to the Sisters of St. Elizabeth Health Care, Elaine, Jane, Heather, Ruth, Brenda, Julie, Jean, Theresa, and Betty for their kindness, and to Diane Leibold.  Maude and her children are very grateful to all of the South Huron Hospital staff, especially the nurses for their kindness and tender, loving care.  Donations to CNIB or South Huron Hospital Foundation.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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

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KELLY; Myrtle of Wyoming

Posted by on June 23, 2014

KellyMyrtlepaper copyMyrtle Kelly passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 23, 2014 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, at the remarkable age of 90. Predeceased by husband, Cameron (2012), parents Eliza Jane (Dawson) and David Fader, sisters Mabel (Shea), Mary and Maude Fader, brothers, Archie, Roy and Vidal, sister-in-law Dorothy and Margaret. She leaves to mourn her children Bruce (Jan) of Burlington, Ontario and Joyce (Perry) Sinclair of Sherwood Park, Alberta, brother and sister-in-law Stewart and Ruth Kelly of Stratford, Ontario and sister-in-law, Freda Fader, grandchildren Scott (Alex) and Ryan, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Myrtle was the last member of the 2nd generation of the Dawson/Fader line, born at home in Wyoming on February 21, 1924. She was raised in a strict Methodist home and she contributed to the chores by caring for the variety of livestock kept, berry picking for preserves, gardening, babysitting, and during the war serving with the Ontario Farm Service Force during harvesting season of 1943. She had attended Wyoming Public School, then Continuation School where she served as head of the Literary Society. At an early age, she wanted to be a school teacher and her father took on extra work so she could go to Normal School in London in 1943. She got her first job at SS. 8 Kertch, near Wanstead Road, and taught for two years. She was then accepted at Hanna Memorial in Sarnia which was a new school and showplace at the time. Coming home one weekend off the bus, she met her future husband, Cameron, who was eager to carry her suitcase full of books, marrying in 1951. In a few years, raising their little family was the prime focus with mom making birthdays and other holidays special with her creative touches. Her donation of time was generous and great, help was always there if needed, but not excessive to smother initiative and ideas. Teaching restrictions when married, didn’t allow her to teach till the rules changed, and so she resumed part time at several Petrolia school teaching conversational French. She also home tutored many area children with various studies. Mom volunteered over the years as Sunday School teacher, Ladies Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church, Cubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and was an active canvasser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation as well as the Cancer Society. She loved to garden both flowers and vegetables and some years won Horticultural prizes at various shows. She immensely enjoyed sewing including needlework and quilt making and was always immensely proud of her work. She had an interest earlier in years in genealogy and was the leading expert and tracker for her families background paving the way for future generations to follow. She was a dedicated mother, instilling a remarkable, fiercely independent nature, stick with it attitude, patience and free expression, which will be everlasting for her children. Mom taught us a little act of kindness, even trivial, was a noble deed and that the little things count.
Only One Mother
We can only have one mother
Patient kind and true
No other friend in all this world
Will be so true to you.
For all her loving kindness
She asks nothing in return
If all the world desert you
To mother you can turn.
Many tears you’ve caused her
When you were sad or ill
Maybe many sleepless nights
Tho’ grown you cause her still
So every time you leave her
Or whenever you come or go
Give her a kind word and kiss
‘Tis what she craves, I know
We can only have one mother
None else can take her place
You can’t tell how much you’ll miss her
Till you miss her darling face.
Be careful how you answer her
Choose every word you say
Remember she’s your mother
Now and every day.

A heartfelt thank you to all the caring individuals of Fiddick’s Nursing Home who have tirelessly strived to bring comfort to my Mom. A memorial service celebrating Myrtle’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. Visitors will be received prior to the service from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will be in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (www.heartandstroke.on.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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COUPLAND; Doris (Annett), formerly of Petrolia and London

Posted by on June 20, 2014

CouplandDorisfolderDoris Mae Coupland (Annett) (nee Dyke) passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge, Forest, on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the age of 90. Dear wife of the late Ralph Annett (1983) and the late Jack Coupland (2011). Loving mother of Joan Annett of Sarnia, Ross and Shumei Annett of Brooks, Alberta, Jeanne Annett of St. Albert, Alberta, Robert and Carol Annett of Petrolia, and Bill Annett of Brooks, Alberta, and step-mother of Margaret Stanbridge, Karen Coupland, Doug Coupland, and Scott and Jill Coupland, all of London. Doris will be missed by her thirteen grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, and her fourteen great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren, her sister Jeanne (Stuart) Rogers of Calgary, her sister-in-law Marge Annett of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Annie Duncan and Ross Dyke, her granddaughter Rebecca Annett, her sister Charlotte Griffin, her son-in-law Don Coffin, and her step daughter-in-law Lynda Coupland. Doris was born in Leamington, raised in Mandaumin, and resided in Wanstead, London, and Petrolia, and is a graduate of Alma College of St. Thomas (1944). Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Salvation Army (www.salvationarmy.ca), Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca) or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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WALSH: James Curtis “Jim-Bob, Jimbo or Jimmy” of Peterborough ON and formerly of Edmonton AB

Posted by on June 18, 2014

WALSH, James Curtis “Jim-Bob, Jimbo or Jimmy” – Long time Employee of Derek Golf & Curling Club. Peacefully, at home in Peterborough, on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 50 years of age. Jim was the beloved son of James and Barbara Walsh. Dear brother of Kimberly Laroque, Floyd Walsh, Pamela Flint (husband Warren), and Dianna Walsh (husband Tony Volpe). He will be remembered by several nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbours in Edmonton and Peterborough. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in Edmonton. If desired, condolences to the family or donations to Kawartha Food Share or your local food bank, may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or 705-742-1875.

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Lariviere: Richard Aurel of Sarnia

lariviererichardwebPassed away peacefully with his family at his side at Bluewater Health on Saturday, June 14 2014, RICHARD AUREL LARIVIERE age 58 of Sarnia. Beloved son of Cecile  McGillivray (Lariviere )and predeceased by his father Patrick Lariviere and brothers Raymond Lariviere and Norman Lariviere. Survived by his siblings Roger and Valerie Lariviere of Sturgeon Falls, Connie and Richard Carey of Sarnia and Ron of Cobden. Richard will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At his request cremation has taken place and a gathering with be held to celebrate Richard’s life at the D. J Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Monday, June 16, 2014 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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SMITH: Douglas Frederick of Honeywood

Posted by on June 13, 2014

Smith Doug0003Died suddenly on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at home at the age of 40. Doug of Honeywood, beloved husband of Cristina. Loving father of Devin, Brooke, Tyler, Tori and Tess. Proud brother of Jim (Val), Marlene Smith and Lesley (Brian Neil). Dear son-in-law of Robert MacGillivray. Dear brother-in-law of Heather (Mike McNicol) and Angel MacGillivray (Calvin Isaacs). Cherished uncle of Katrina, Nathan, Ashley, Devlin, Liland, Mackenzie, Xander, Aedan, Rebecca and Jacob and great uncle of Lillian, Carter and Emmett. Predeceased by his parents Ron and Connie Smith. Doug will also be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Saturday June 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the North Dufferin Community Centre (Honeywood Arena), 706114 County Road 21, Mulmur on Sunday June 15, 2014 at 3 o’clock. Interment Creemore Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Doug’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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LATCHFORD: Bert A. of Belleville

Posted by on June 12, 2014

Latchford, Bert E. – peacefully at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday June 11th, 2014 in his 83rd year. Son of the late Jordan and Alice Latchford. Beloved wife of Joan Latchford (nee Nokes) of Belleville. Loving father of Susan Evans (Brian) of Edmonton, Tamsin Stainland (Kevin) of Mexico, Steve Latchford of Costa Rica, Susan Ball of Belleville and Jane Ball of New Market. Bert is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his sisters, Rosemarie Hamilton, Lynda Vanclief, Barbara Blaind and Sherry (Bob) Neilson and by his brother, Clare (Mary-Lou) Latchford all of Belleville. He is predeceased by his brothers Carl and Garnet Latchford.

A Memorial Service celebrating Bert’s life will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 11.30 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Following the service a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre adjacent to the funeral home.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family

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