JENKINS: Joanne of Glencoe

Posted by on December 18, 2014

JenkinsPeacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Saturday, December 13, 2014, Joanne Jenkins (nee Stewart) of Glencoe passed away in her 75th year. Predeceased by her husband James Jenkins (2001). Dear mother of Chris (Lisa) Sturdy and loving grandmother of Mackenzie and Meghan. Beloved daughter of Elsie and the late Hugh Stewart. Joanne will be fondly remembered and favourite Grandma Jo to her extended family, David (Sharon) Jenkins; Matthew, Barbara Jenkins; Maya, Ken (Carmen) Jenkins; Jody & Darren and their son Lincoln, Jake, Jill (Dennis) McKeown; Jordan & Kayla and their son Hayden, Mikayla, Logan. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Ronald and Morley Stewart. A Memorial Service to be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 p.m (visitation 1 – 2:30 p.m). Memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society.

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Bolduc, André

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Bolduc, André

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It is with great sadness that we announce that André Bolduc passed away after his battle with cancer in Ottawa, Ontario. He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Suzanne ; three children : Denis (Kelly), Christine (Yves), Stephane (Julie) and 8 grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Robert. He enjoyed golfing and was the President of the Hammond Golf and Country Club for many years. His career included that of Auditor General for the City of Edmonton and Director General Audit and Review Transport Canada. Predeceased by his parents Adelard and Mercedes, and his sister Claudette Lambert. Funeral Mass will be held at Ste-Marie Church, 4831 Innes Rd., Orléans, on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Family members will receive condolences during a reception, following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montfort Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Condolences may be made at:

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Corrigan, Gary

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Gary Corrigan

Nov 9, 1945 – December 14, 2014

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Gary passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 14,2014, in the loving care of his family. Cherished husband of Maureen, and incredibly proud father of Kevin and Sharleen.    His family meant everything to him and over the years he welcomed his daughter in law Judith St. Pierre, and his son in law Bill Blois into the fold.  The arrival of his five adored grandchildren, Emily and Graeme Corrigan, and Erin, Rowan and Daniel Blois brought him tremendous joy. Gary’s parents, Arthur and Joan (Sharpe) Corrigan, predeceased him.  He is survived by his only brother Robert (David Roop).  He is also survived by his brother in law and sister in law, Richard and Martha Killoran, his two nephews, Michael and Christopher, and their families. Gary maintained his strength and dignity over the last few years in his battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Paralyzed and robbed of his ability to speak, he found ways to communicate with his eyes, and let those that he cared about know how much he loved them.  How those eyes could laugh!  His spirit was never broken.  He was blessed to have his caregivers, Sergette, Mario and Donna, and a circle of incredible friends who were always there for him.Gary remained at home throughout his illness until sudden complications resulted in hospitalization.  When the end was near, we were able to bring him home and surround him with love. Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful nursing staff at the General 7 West and Drs.Daniel Smith and Adrienne Junek who moved mountains to allow us to bring him home, as well as to our family physician, Dr. Edward Seale, who provided Gary with wonderful care and support at home over the years and was here for us at the end. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St-Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Sunday, December 21st, 2014, from 1 – 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Red Cross Canada or to the CNIB would be appreciated.  Condolences and donations may be made at:

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MACDONALD: Violette of Stayner

Posted by on November 29, 2014

MacDonald0002Died peacefully on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood surrounded by her family in her 92nd year. Vi of Stayner, loving Wife of Allister MacDonald for almost 70 years. Wonderful Mother of Bruce (Susan MacDonald), Kay Broadhurst (Donald Munroe), David (Julie MacDonald) and Stuart (Natalie MacDonald). Treasured Grandmother of Craig, Mike, Scott, Matthew, Jessica, Jasmine, Colton, Brody, Melissa, and Bradley. Caring Sister of the late Eugenie Duff, the late Peter Kay and the late Nelly Peffers. Beloved Aunt of Genie Mathers, Heather Dakin and Jackie Roper.

Born in France, Violette grew up with her siblings Eugenie, Peter and Nelly in Edinburgh, Scotland. Like her father, a Regimental Sergeant, she joined the war effort as a member of the Women’s Land Army. A city girl thrust into the country, Violette spent her days feeding chickens and milking cows, proving (for not the first nor the last time) that she was a bright, resilient and adaptable woman.

It was in Edinburgh that she had a chance meeting that would change her life. Lost in the streets of the city, Allister asked Vi for directions, and the rest, as they say, was history. Allister and Vi were married on June 29, 1945, and she arrived in Toronto the following summer.

Vi made her home in Stayner, where she lived for 68 years. She served her community in many ways, including as the First Lady of Stayner, a Brownies troop leader, a mother, a grandmother, a sister and a friend. While working at the MacDonald’s 9-11, she never failed to greet her customers with a smile…not surprising to those who loved and knew her. She was loved by all her family, who will remember her for her wit, brevity, love, and (lest we forget) her no-nonsense attitude.

She had a wonderful sense of humour and never ending love, which was evident any time you came to her home. She was always there, inviting you to put your feet up, rest your head, or share a story. Her Scottish brogue will forever be remembered, forever present in the hearts and minds of those special to her.

Our dear Nana (and Mum) will be forever loved, always missed, and never forgotten.

Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Saturday November 29, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside ceremony will be held at Stayner Union Cemetery in the summer. If desired, remembrances to Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Vi’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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McPhedran: Aaron of Sarnia

Posted by on November 27, 2014

mcphedranwebIt is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family announces the passing of AARON DUNLOP MC PHEDERAN on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 30 years. Much loved fiancé of Katie Messner. Cherished father of Layla Elizabeth Lynn and Max Aaron Robert Mc Phedran. Most precious son of Derrick and Sherry (nee Robert) Mc Phedran. Aaron will always be remembered by his brother Dustin McPhedran (Jess) and nephew Vincent Mc Phedran. Dear grandson of Doug and Marion Mc Phedran and Sharon and Harm Thalen and the late Roger Robert (2011). Will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Private arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE L.T.D. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund for his children Layla Elizabeth Lynn and Max Aaron Robert Mc Phedran, cheques are to be made out to each child’s name in trust. Messages of condolence can be sent through


Aaron’s legacy will be forever continued as he gave a most precious gift in the donation of his organs.



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Rogers: Roy

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Roy Robert Rogers died suddenly at his home, in Brantford on November 22, 2014 at the age of 68. He was born to Edward and Abigail Rogers on August 18th, 1946 in Stoney Creek. Roy was well known for being an excellent barber and carpenter. He lived, worked and played very hard all of his life in the Stoney Creek and Brantford area.  He is survived by his daughters Treena Rogers, Tammy Rogers (Aaron) and Granddaughter Abigail, his sister Joyce Srigley, brother Brian Rogers (Jean), many nieces and nephews with special regard for Eddie Rogers, also some close friends. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, Brantford Ontario, 519-752-4331.  A celebration of Roy’s life will take place, in his home, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences, donations and future service details will be available at

A tree will be planted in memory of Roy in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.

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VANKEMPEN: Dirk of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2014


On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, Ontario, the Lord took home to Himself, Dirk Van Kampen at the age of 89 years.  Dear husband of Dien Van Kampen (Linker) for 63 years.  Father of Janet and John Schinkel, John and Jacqueline Van Kampen, Anita and Dean Hinchcliffe.  Predeceased by son Gary (1959).  Dear Opa of Chris Schinkel, Jennifer Schinkel, Liz and Jason Denbak, Amanda Schinkel, Jessica and David Stolk, Jason Van Kampen, Jeremy and Kaitlyn Van Kampen, Derek Hinchcliffe and Lindsay Hinchcliffe.  Dear Great Opa of Leah Denbak; Evan, Levi and Aaron Stolk; Caleb Van Kampen.

Thank you to all the wonderful and caring staff at Strathmere Lodge who took such good care of Dirk.  Visitation will take place at Providence United Reformed Church, Strathroy on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 27 at 11 am at Providence United Reformed Church.

Donations to Word and Deed or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME (519 245 1023). www.denningca.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also”. John 14:3

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WOLFE, Aldene Jane (Eagleson) of Exeter Villa, formerly of Dashwood, age 96

Posted by on November 24, 2014

WOLFE:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa, on Monday, November 24, 2014, Aldene Jane (Eagleson) Wolfe, of Exeter Villa, formerly of Dashwood, age 96.  Beloved wife of the late Stuart Wesley Wolfe (1980).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Eric Wolfe of London, Tom (Pat) Wolfe of Stratford and Eleanor (John) Parker of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Tracy (Steve) Hillman of Komoka, Tim (Barbara) Wolfe of Brantford, Christy (Jamie) Dutka of London, Mark Wolfe of Maple Ridge, B.C., Adam Wolfe of Lynhurst, Stephanie Wolfe (Jason Beardsall) of Kitchener, Scott Parker (Kristin Boucher) of London, Michael Parker (Laura Desjardine) of Calgary, AB.  Treasured great-grandma of Joshua, Jamie-Lee and Adam Hillman, Matthew, Virginia, Elizabeth, Calvin and Anna Wolfe, Kingston Dutka, Isabella Wolfe, Nathan Wolfe, Adam and Lucy Parker and Elly Parker.  Dear sister-in-law of Margaret Eagleson of Southampton and Gloria Wolfe of Strathroy. Aldene will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Henry and Lula (Hutchinson) Eagleson, brothers Lloyd (Gertrude) Eagleson and Gordon Eagleson, brothers-in-law Murray Wolfe and George (Colleen) Wolfe.   Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 1 p.m.  Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating.  Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.    Condolences at

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LAGACE, Steven of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

LAGACE, StevenIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at the age of 51 years. Cherished son of Lorraine (née Daoust) Leblanc and of the late Léo Leblanc. Loving brother of Roger Lagace, Tina Boucher (Sylvain) both of Sudbury and Richard Lagace (Dawn) of Alberta. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. The family would like to express a thank you to the many people who’ve helped Steven through his difficult journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made (by cheque only) in memory of Steven to the Wild at Heart Refuge Centre or a charity of your choice.

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WALKER, Kay of Chesley formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on November 6, 2014

Walker, Kay - Copy (2)Kathleen “Kay” Grace (Schopf) Walker of Chesley, formerly of Elmwood and Sullivan Township, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in her 84th year.

Loving mother of Valerie (Alan) Long of R.R. #1 Desboro, Brenda (David) Hamel of Chesley. She will be forever cherished by her seven grandchildren, Michael, Cathi, Jason, Melissa, Natasha, Amy and Ashley as well as her eleven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson. Dear sister of Ronald, Gordon (Linda) all of Brantford, Judy Beirnes of Hanover, Chloe (Bob) Gonder of Hepworth, Caroline Landherr of Owen Sound, Betty Schopf of Baden, Wilma (Ken) Schaak of Hanover, and Barbara (Terry) Mitchell of Owen Sound. Kay will also be missed be her in-laws Pauline Schopf of Waterloo, Cheryl Schopf of Brantford, John Smith of Chesley and Jean Walker of Williamsford. Kay was predeceased by her husband Percy, daughter Shirley and son-in-law James Craig, twin sister Helene (Jack) Sager, sister Bonnie (Allan) Cornish, brothers William (Vivian) Schopf, Louis Schopf, Rodney Schopf, and in-laws John Beirnes, Raymond Landherr and Marg Schopf and her parents Adolph and Viola Schopf.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Kay’s life will be held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Chesley Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.



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FRANK: John Clifton of Petrolia, formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on November 4, 2014

FRANK: John Clifton – 
A resident of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia, and formerly of Strathroy, John Frank passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 in his 77th year. 

Born in Lobo Township, John was the son of the late J. Bethel and Frances (Bignell) Frank. Dear father to Kevin John Frank of Toronto, Helena F. Frank (Tammy) of Toronto and Robbie J. Frank of Strathroy, Yvonne, Jessica, Joshua, Daniel, Kimberly, and Brian Naus. Missed and loved by Brandy Frank and Marina Naus. Grandfather to Keesha, Hannah, Mya, Olivia, Vanessa and Emma-Grace. 

Brother to Lillian E. McIntyre of Ridgetown, Charles R. Frank (Rose) of Windsor, Gordon N. Frank (Jeanette) of London, George W. Frank of Sarnia, Thomas D. Frank (Joeli) of Calgary, AB, Winnifred M. Schroeder (Frank) of Saskatchewan and Helen A. Walker (Ian) of Ridgetown. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. 

John was known as a great teacher. He will be remembered as an avid technology enthusiast, reaching back to his employment in the early computer industry at IBM. He was also an active collector. 

Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. 

Donations made in memory of John to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at 

McKinlay Funeral Home
76 Main Street East, Ridgetown

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Sexton, Allen ( Al ) of Charleston Lake

Posted by on November 3, 2014

Sexton, Allen ( Al ) Joseph

Peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on Sunday November 2nd, 2014. Al Sexton age 84 of Charleston Lake. Beloved husband of June ( nee Jackson ), and the former Pauline Plunkett ( pre: 2008 ). Dear father of Lynda Hamilton ( John ) of Seeleys Bay and Randy Sexton ( Jo Ann ) of Kanata. Loving grandfather of Kate, Jenny, Michael, Ben and Patrick. Brother of Vernon ( Kay ), Norma, Patricia, Reggie ( Joan ), and Verna Brousseau ( Conrad ) all of Quebec. Predeceased by two sisters and one brother, Rose Sexton, Kilda Normandeau and Dennis Sexton. Special uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by three sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law, Donna Sexton, Iris Murray ( Bill ), Carol Jackson ( Fred ), and Alexis Normandeau. Predeceased by his parents, Edward Sexton and the former Winnifred Campbell.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on Wednesday November 5th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Denis Church, Athens, on Thursday November 6th, at 11 am. Interment St. Denis Cemetery. In memoriams to St. Denis Church or The Arthritis Society will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at:


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Ladouceur: Bernard of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

ladouceurwebPassed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side, BERNARD LADOUCEUR of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Ivy May (George) Ladouceur.  Most cherished father of Kathleen Bush and her husband Warren of Sarnia. Will be greatly missed by his granddaughter  Melissa Gilbert and great granddaughter  Angelica Fernandes – Gilbert  and also will be missed by Cindy Dobrindt. Survived by his sister Patricia Legault  of St. Catharines. Predeceased by his parents Leandre and Josephine Ladouceur and by his sisters Monica, Agnes and brothers Ralph, Joseph, Eugene, Leo and George.  Bernie was born in Victoria Harbour, Ontario and has resided in Sarnia for 51 years, he retired from Imperial Oil’s Marine Division with 19 years of service and was a member of the former St. John’s Anglican Church.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Logan, Dr. Hammond, Dr. Lee, Dr. Ajayi – Obe, Dr. Taylor and Dr. Maddison and the P.S.W.’s from Red Cross, the nurses from Bayshore and the C.C.A.C. Care Workers, St. Joseph’s Hospice and the Palliative Care Team for their supportive care.  Funeral service will be from All Saints Anglican Church (248 Vidal St, North, Sarnia) on  Tuesday, November 4, 2014  at  10:30 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE LTD.  on Monday, November 3, 2014, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association  or the Canadian Cancer Society.

  D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON.  

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MCKELLAR, Mary Katherine (McLean), of Glencoe

Posted by on October 26, 2014

McKellarIt is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Mary Katherine (McLean) McKellar on October 25, 2014 at Beattie Haven, Wardsville, ON. Beloved wife of the late Archie McKellar (2003). Loving mother of Katherine (Tom) Brier of Calgary; Elizabeth McKellar of Calgary; Jim (Judy) McKellar of Glencoe; and Grant McKellar of London. Cherished grandmother of Aleisha Brier, Andrew Brier, Courtney (Justin) Bailey, Kaleigh (Nicholas) Chelmak, Matthew (Carolynn) McKellar. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Louise McLean and many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Archie and Jean (McDermid) McLean, she was born in London, ON, March 11, 1925. She was predeceased by her brother Murray (1982). Mary will be forever remembered for her love of family. A talented cook, her greatest joys were family dinners and lively discussions around the table. An active community volunteer and life long member of Burns Presbyterian Church, she was also a founding member of the Glencoe Historical Society being an expert on family and local history. An avid reader, Mary read countless books and followed world and community news events with a keen interest. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Burns Mosa Presbyterian Church, (Kilmartin), at 1:30pm, with visitation from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Rev. Charlotte Brown to officiate with interment to follow at Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Beattie Haven Retirement Community or Burns Mosa Presbyterian Church. Arrangements through Van Heck Funeral Home

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MACKEY, Elizabeth “Bette” Bernice (Hayes) of London, formerly of Grand Bend and Montreal, age 89

Posted by on October 16, 2014

MACKEY: Peacefully, at LHSC Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday October 13, 2014, Elizabeth “Bette” Bernice (Hayes) Mackey of London, formerly of Grand Bend and Montreal, age 89. Beloved wife of the late James Herbert Mackey (1995). Remembered by her sister Marion Redfearn of London, step-children Susan Mackey-Jamieson (Daniel Bilsker) of Vancouver, B.C., Mary (Bazil) Angelopoulos and James (Linda) Mackey all of Edmonton AB. and their families.  Dear aunt of Linda Kouwenhoven of Toronto, Nancy Redfearn of Montreal, Sandra (Paul) Cunningham of Calgary, Beth (James) Zizek of Aurora, Wendy (the late Garth) Redfearn of London, Blair Redfearn of B.C., Fred (Barbara) Hayes, Edward (Sherri) Hayes and Irwin Hayes all of New Orleans and their families.  Predeceased by her brother Arthur Hayes, sisters-in-law Teresa Mackey and Isabel Mackey.  At Bette’s request cremation has taken place.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.   If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at

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COOK: Colonel J. Vincent (Ret.) of London

Posted by on October 9, 2014

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Vincent died peacefully in his 96th year at the Newport Harbour Care Center in Calgary, AB. Beloved husband of the late Velma (nee Watt) Cook. Proud father of Richard of Kitchener, ON,  John (Julie) of Ottawa, ON,  Donald (Jane) of Winnipeg, MB, Paul (Liz) of Katy, TX, Jim (Ann) of Galveston, TX and David (Darlene) of Calgary, AB.  Cherished grandfather of Ashley (Rob) and Christopher (Sarah) all of Toronto, Owen (Roxanna) of Los Angeles, CA, Elizabeth of Dubai, Anne (Robert), Jennifer (Mike) all of Winnipeg, David of Calgary, Dylan (Mika) of Winnipeg, and Bess and Hayden of Calgary. Loving great-grandfather of Jackson, Vincent and Dylan, Lily and Isabel, and Aki. Dear brother of Luella of Calgary, AB and Ramsay (Eleanor) of Toronto, ON. Dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins living across Canada and USA. Vincent was born in Saskatchewan to Reverend George and Lily (nee Young) Cook. In his early years he enjoyed many outdoor activities with his cousin and lifelong friend William Young. He met the love of his life, Velma, after the family moved to Raymore, SK in 1936 and they were married in Toronto in 1946. Education included University of Saskatchewan, Canadian Army Staff College, United States Army Command and General Staff College. His Distinguished Army Career spanned from 1940 to 1972. War time service included time in the United Kingdom, Italy and NW Europe with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Post war service included involvement with the Cyprus peacekeeping mission and several postings in Canada and the USA which included Montreal, Ottawa, Whitehorse, Williamsburg, Oakville and Winnipeg. During his final years with the Armed Services he served as Chief of Staff of Ontario Region and as Commander of Prairie Region. Soon after retiring from the Services he served the Ontario Housing Corporation in London, ON for 10 years where he and Velma enjoyed many friends and family visits and trips to their favorite Florida destination Vero Beach, USA. After Velma’s death in December 1995, Vincent moved to Calgary to be closer to family.  Vincent enjoyed curling, hunting, fishing, golf, bridge and recreational sports with his six sons. Vincent was a well read, well-spoken man and was noted for his sharp memory which he shared through many stories. Three words to capture Vince’s memory should include Velma, sons and Army.  Sincere thanks to the staff of Evergreen Club and Newport Harbour Care Centre for their exceptional care and compassion. Vincent’s ashes will be placed with Velma’s at Woodland Cemetery in London, ON after a private memorial service for family members. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Hospital (Palliative Care) London, ON or Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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BECKER: Arthur of Belleville

Posted by on October 8, 2014

Becker, Art – on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at QHC-Trenton Memorial Hospital in his 73rd year, following a brief illness. Proprietor of Split Second Printing in Belleville. Son of Eleanor Becker of Winnipeg and the late Henry Becker. Loving father of Linda (Chris) Pogoda of Carstairs, AB and Sherry Becker of Calgary. Grandfather of Zachary, Faith and Liam Pogoda. Art is also remembered by his wife Judy Becker of Calgary. He is survived by his brothers, Ted (Barbara) & Jim Becker both of Winnipeg.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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KEMP: Kathleen

Posted by on October 3, 2014

KEMP: Kathleen (nee; Dafoe)

Peacefully at Village Green Nursing Home, Selby in her 85th year.  Wife of the late Arthur (1986).  Missed by daughter Sally Harker (Ron Reid), sons David (Carolyn), Glenn (Deanna) and predeceased by Brian (2009).  Grandma of Pam King (Bill), Joe Harker (Jeanine), Jeff Harker (Helena),Bernie Harker,  Georgette Jones (Bob), Terra Gower (Brian), Jason Kemp (Lindsay), Sherri Hoover (Roger), Brian Jr. of Alberta.  Great grandma of MaryAnn Harker, Michael Harker, Brittany King, Joanna Jones, Devon Harker, Stephanie Harker, Clayton Jones, David Harker, Cole Gower, Jemma Gower, Lilli & Cash Kemp, Brittany, Nolan & Evan Hoover.  Great great grandma of Kaylee & Gavin Livermore, Paisley Jones, Cory Joseph Murray.  Survived by her sister Isabelle Kellar.  Predeceased by sisters Maggie Connelly, Bertha Latta, Ethel Bell, Myrtle Babcock, Lenora Love, Vida Conboy, Lena Wagar, Pearl Wagar, Dorothy Wagar and brothers Wallace, Russell & Raymond. Missed by several nieces and nephews.  In keeping with Kathleen’s wishes, no visitation will be held.  A private family interment will take place at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Lennox & Addington Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice which can be placed through the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Box 324, Odessa, K0H 2H0 613-386-7373.

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STANSFIELD; David (of Portland)

Posted by on October 2, 2014

David Stansfield



Peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday September 27, 2014. David Stansfield of Portland, in his 96th year. David graduated from the University of Alberta in 1939, and worked as a reporter and assistant editorial writer with the Calgary Herald. He served in the R.C.N. from 1941-46 at sea in the Western Atlantic and was a diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service with posts in Ottawa, Moscow, Paris, Belgrade, Athens, New York City, Canberra, Berlin, Cairo and Kuala Lumpur. He enjoyed golfing, curling, languages, literature and art. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine, son, Robert Andrew (Janeen), a daughter, Kathryn (Harry) Angus and a granddaughter, Amanda Stansfield. Predeceased by his first wife, Bernice. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Community and Primary Health Care or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society would be appreciated by the family.


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AYRES, B. Elaine (Fahrner) of Grand Bend, in her 87th year

Posted by on October 2, 2014

AYRES:  B. Elaine (Fahrner), Grand Bend. On Friday September 26, 2014, in her 87th year, on a beautiful early autumn night, peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, with her sons by her side. Loved mother of Robin Ayres (Lisa Weingarten) of Toronto and Rand Ayres (Larraine Henderson) of Rondeau.  Remembered by David (Susan), Sue (John), Chris, and their families, Lisa’s children Noah and Aaron, and Larraine’s children Melisse and Erica. Also remembered by her sisters-in-law Brenda Maver and Sheila Walker and their families, and Robin and Rand’s father, John Ayres. Predeceased by her parents Everett and Ella (Beaver) Fahrner, brothers Wallace “Wally” (Lois) and Austin “Auz” (Lori) Fahrner, and niece Nancy Fahrner.   At Elaine’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date in Crediton Cemetery.  After an extensive life of traveling and living across Canada, the United States and Europe, she retired and came home to her favourite place to be with her valued friends, the beach, the parks, the sunsets, and her furry companion Zoe.  The family would like to extend sincerest thanks to the exceptional staff of South Huron Hospital and the Lambton EMS personnel for the care and compassion our mom received. If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at

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STOLZ, Henry of Mount Forest, formerly Monkton

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Stolz, HenryHenry Stolz – of Mount Forest, formerly of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly at Louise Marshall Hospital on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at the age of 85. Henry was an all around outdoors man enjoying hunting, riding his ATV, cutting wood in the bush and puttering around Monkton on his golf cart.

Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Wourms) Stolz who predeceased him in 2004. Loving father of Stan and Glenda Stolz, Stella and Calvin Haug, and Dianne and Jason Heilman. Special grandpa of Derick, Nicholas, Tyler and Jen and their daughter Mia, Nathan, Michael, Daniel, Shannah and Michael. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Henry was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katherine (Etchon) Stolz, one brother and four sisters. Predeceased by his children Mary and Joseph in infancy.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday October 3, 2014 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. followed by the funeral service to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. with Father Clare Coleman officiating. Interment in North Logan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated.

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Forbes-McDonald; Ruth (formerly of Newboro)

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Ruth Forbes-McDonald


Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Ruth Carpenter of Newboro. Widow of Leslie Forbes and Leonard McDonald. Dear mother of Robert (Julia) Forbes of Alberta, Susan (Leslie) Adams and Jamie (Kathy) Forbes all of Westport. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Meredith, Claire, Darcy (Tracy), Michelle, Bonnie-Jean, Jami-Lea, Scott (Erika) and Maclayne as well as great-grandchildren, Ryan, Amy, Owen and Reese. The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Service in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Newboro on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment St. Mary’s Anglican Cemetery, Newboro. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society, The War Amps or St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Newboro would be appreciated by the family.

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LONGHURST; Isabel E. (formerly of Ottawa)

Posted by on September 29, 2014

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Peacefully at Maple View Lodge, Athens on Saturday September 13, 2014. Isabel Kyle (formerly of Ottawa) in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the Late John Longhurst. Dear Mother of Cathy (Jim ) Baldwin of Elgin, Liz (Bob) Bishop of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and John (Denise) Longhurst of Banff, Alberta. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Christopher (Kayla), Spencer and Gavin as well as great-grandaughter, Katarina. Predeceased by grandson, Jeff. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.Many thanks so the staff of Maple View Lodge, Willowdale Retirement Centre and Bayshore Health Care for their compassionate care.   

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home- 27 Main Street Elgin – K0G 1E0 – 613-359-5555 or

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Poissant, Raoul

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Poissant, Raoul 

PoissantRaoul Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Saturday September 27, 2014 at the age of 81. Loving father of Debbie (John-Paul) Morgan, Armand (Dawn) Poissant, and Robert (Helen) Poissant. Grandpa to Jennifer (Scott), Michelle (Donny), Sylvia (Frank), Mark (Priscilla), Devin, Darryl (Cindy), Claude, Michel (Terri), and Angie (Steve). Great-grandpa to Anastasia, Zachary, Stephanie (Christian), Brittany (Dylan), Kayla, Skylar, Dean, Sydney, Brianne (Ryan), Nicholas, Chanel, Braxton, Lucas, Mateo, Nathan, Tylor, Tahaya, Julieanna, Trenton, Trevor, and Todd. Brother to Jean-Paul (Germaine) Poissant. Raoul was predeceased by his first wife Vivian Theresa Gordon (nee Porter), common-law partner Doreen Amodeo, and Hughuette Dion, parents Aloysius and Leontine Poissant, brother’s Leo, Real, Roma, Guy, Arthur, Gerard, Clement, Hermel, Edmour, and sister Jeanette. Raoul will be sadly missed and loved by all his step-daughters, step-sons, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday October 3, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (65 Amelia Street, Barrie) on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 10 o’clock a.m. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through

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VERDONK, Hubertus “Bert” Marinus of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on September 28, 2014

VERDONK, HubertusIt is with great sorrow that the family announces Bert’s passing in Sudbury on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at the age of 59 years. Loving son of the late Hubert and late Francina (née Blummel) Verdonk. Cherished father of Angele Verdonk (Jason Martell) of Sudbury. Dear brother of Marina Verdonk of Sault Ste.Marie and Mary Serhan (David) of Calgary. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in The Netherlands and by his friends. Bert was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many sports. In keeping with Bert’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial will be held for close family and friends at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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