AULENBACK: Kenneth “Joe” of Edmonton, formerly of Granton

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital in his 53rd year, of Edmonton, and formerly of Granton. Dear father of Rachel-Lynn (Robert) of London; Brandon (Terri), and Vanessa (Trevor) all of Edmonton. Beloved grandpa of Troy and Kody; Brayden and Brooklyn; Jayce and Atticus. Loving brother of Bonny and Ken Lambourn of Granton, and Linda Mulholland and Chris Busuttil of Thorndale. Loving nephew of Cheryl and Tom Farr of St. Thomas, and Audrey and Louis Vaillant of London. Ken will be missed by several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ken and Lorraine Aulenback. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Lucan. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday,  June 1, 2017 at the home of Angela and Jeff Marshall, 5068 Line 2, Granton, Ontario. Please join us anytime after 3 PM.

If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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HEISLER: Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

HEISLER, Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in his 88th year.  Husband of Mildred (née Cooke) Heisler.  Father of Byron Heisler of London, and Myrna Rose (Ron Tuba) of Texada Island, BC.  Grandfather of Jessica Heisler (Brad), Lindsey Heisler (Scott), and Curtis Heisler (Talon).  Great grandfather of Scarlett and Ava.  Brother of Joyce Collins (Chuck) of Goulais River, Val Heisler (late Susan), and Victor Heisler (Doris) all of Aylmer, Grant Heisler of Merritt, B.C., and the late Bert Heisler (Shirley of Morrisburg).  Dear friend of Josie and Bill Ripley, and Sue and Leighton Ellis.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Hanna AB, March 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Adam and C. A. “Toots”  (née Pfefferle) Heisler.  Pat was a retired self employed construction worker. He was a former member of the Optimist Club of Fingal.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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Murray: Shirley of Point Edward, Ontario

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia with family by her side on Monday, May 15, 2017, SHIRLEY MAXINE MURRAY, age 81, of Point Edward passed away. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Russell Murray (2009). Dear mother of daughters Cindy (John) Murray of Toronto, Heidi Murray of Point Edward and Yeon – Ja Fulcher of Red Deer, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Karly, Jeremy and Darby. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Robinson and survived by her special nephew Dale Robinson. Born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan, but Point Edward was her home for over 75 years. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion that was shown to our Mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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WARREN, Viva Josephine of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on May 14, 2017

WARREN, Viva Josephine 

Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Thursday May 11th, 2017. Viva (Andress) Warren of Brockville, aged 88 years.  Beloved wife of the late Hartley Warren. Loving mother of Beverley Clarke (Gord) of Brockville, Gloria VanDusen (Roger) of Mallorytown, Barbara Moore (Tremaine) of Vulcan, AB, Sylvia Black (Neil) of Maitland and Larry Warren of Edmonton.  Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.   Predeceased by her parents Ross and Edith (Johnston) Andress, sister Belva Pelehos (Jim) and brothers Brian and Bernard Andress.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Union Cemetery, Lansdowne.  In memory of Viva, donations to the Mallorytown United Church or Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at http://www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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Dodds: Ruth Eunice Grace [Wakefield] of Iona Station

Posted by on May 14, 2017

Ruth Eunice Grace (Wakefield) Dodds of Breezy Hill Cottage in Iona Station passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour on May 12, 2017 at the age of 80. Ruth battled cancer courageously for 5 years and despite complications lived each day to the fullest with her trademark smile brightening up the many visits by family and friends. Born May 13th, 1936 in Montreal to Ernest and Ruth Wakefield she was the eldest of three children. Dear sister to Winnifred (Wakefield) & Clayton House and Richard & Jan Wakefield. She exchanged wedding vows on June 22, 1957 in Montreal to her loving husband Ralph Dodds and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this summer. Ruth attended MacDonald College School for Teachers and graduated first in her class. She never lost her love of teaching. Car rides, family outings and Gramma events were always peppered with teaching moments. Leading community Bible studies was an integral part of her life and something that came naturally to her as a teacher. She was a Christ follower and lived her life intentionally and generously for her heavenly Father. She was always ready to pitch in and help with any tasks from driving grain trucks to the elevator to cooking meals for anyone in need. Ralph and Ruth moved to Thornhill, Ontario for several years in the 60’s and then in 1967 the family moved to Breezy Hill farm in Iona Station.
Ruth is survived by her husband Ralph, son-in-law Dale Fowler of Iona Station ON. Son Ken & Belinda Dodds of High River, AB; Keith & Susan Dodds of St. Thomas ON, Phil & Wendy (Dodds) Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Loving Grandmother to Chris Scheuerman of Vancouver, BC; Matt Scheuerman of Calgary, AB; Stacey (Fowler) & Bryan Adamache of Iona Station ON, Stephanie (Fowler) & Jonathan Dearing of London ON, Steve Dodds of Drayton Valley, AB; Jamie & Andrea Dodds of St. Albert, AB, Riley Dodds of Calgary, AB; Megan Dodds of Belfast, NI; Kirstie Hayhoe of Calgary, AB; Kyle Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Special Great Grandmother to Drew, Tyler and Cole Adamache; Ben Dearing and Nolan Dodds of St. Alberta, AB. Siblings Winnifred (Wakefield) House and Richard Wakefield.
Ruth is predeceased by her daughter Eunice (Dodds) Fowler (2015)
Visitation will be held at Arn Funeral Home at 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton ON, 519-762-2416 on May 16th from 6:30PM – 9:00PM. Funeral service will be held at the Shedden Keystone Complex 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden ON. Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Cowal-McBride Cemetery located at 33069 Aberdeen Line, Iona Station, ON. Reception at Shedden Keystone Complex after interment.
Donations to New Life Prison Ministries https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/850019415RR0001-new-life-prison-ministry/ or Gideons http://www.gideons.ca/donate/default.aspx
Well done good and faithful servant!
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NOEL: Matthew Gordon Alexander of Vancouver

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Matthew Gordon Alexander Noel October 2, 1982 – April 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Noel, son of Kingsley Noel (Betty) and Wendy Noel (nee Kenmuir), brother of Melissa (Jim) and Angela, grandson of Jocelyn Noel and the late Margot Kenmuir, nephew of Dyke (Wendy), Julian (Cathy), Chris, Duncan, Tim (Sandra), John (Alice) and his 9 cousins. Matt also had countless friends he kept in touch with. He was born, raised and lived his whole life in Vancouver. He went to Quilchena Elementary School, St. John’s High School, and completed his bachelor of economics at SFU in 2006. Matt become an investment advisor, working at firms including Scotia McLeod, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Macquarie Wealth and Wolverton Financial, and was successful in his career from an early age. He had recently left Wolverton to become an independent advisor, and was just getting started.

Matt was active and energetic, hiking the Grouse grind, running, and working out at the Arbutus Club (his second home). He loved going to Savary Island, Valdes Island and Whistler, where his family had cabins. Matt had a real sense of humor, energy, conviction and overall zest for life that we will forever admire and cherish. He was a beloved son and brother and a true friend to so many. We are thankful for having him in our lives, and will miss him dearly.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at the Arbutus Club on Saturday, May 6th from 2 – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital or Covenant House.

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KLEIN: Michael Thomas of Vancouver Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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September 9, 2969 – April 24, 2017
Beloved husband and father, Michael passed away while on vacation of medical complications from an accident at the age of 49. He loved golf and skiing, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, and his one child. He was generous, supportive and always cherished the time he spent with friends and family. Professionally, he was an accomplished construction engineer/project manager, and will be irreplaceably missed by all at Dillinger Construction. A memorial gathering will be held April 30, 2017 at 1 pm at 1696 Duranleau St Granville Island in Vancouver with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his honour – Michael would have liked that very much.

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Piper, Nadine (nee Murphy)

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Nadine Anne Piper, 48, of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Windsor, Ontario, passed away suddenly Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Born October 27th, 1968 in Windsor, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtle.  She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michael Senior; two sons, Michael Junior (Shenene) and Trevor (Alyshia); two grandsons Benjamin and Brayden; siblings Theresa, Barbara and Jason (Erin); and several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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VAN ALSTYNE: Alma (Collins) Strathroy and formerly of Glencoe

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Wrapped in the love of family and friends, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, , Ontario and long time summer resident of Turnbull’s Grove, Grand Bend, Ontario, found her peace. Born October 18, 1929 in Strathroy, Ontario to the late Edward Urquhart Collins (1958) and Alma Nevina (Neva) Lindsay Collins (1983). Sister of the late Bert Collins (2012) and his wife Freda of Sudbury and John (Jack) Collins and Isabel of Strathroy. Much loved mother of Diane Van Alstyne (Kevin Poole) and Lisa Van Alstyne, both of Glencoe. Predeceased by son Robert (Robbie) Van Alstyne (1969). Wife of the late Dr. William (Bill) Van Alstyne DDS (1975). Proud grandmother of Amelia Van Alstyne of Toronto/Glencoe, Kylie McLean (Paul Hawco) of Glencoe, Eva-Lyn McLean of London, Robbie McLean of Willingdon, Alberta, Josh Van Alstyne of Glencoe, Matthew Bryant of Strathroy, Mike Thompson (Terina Annis) of Oak Haven, NB and Lindsay McLean of St. Thomas. Special great-grandmother of Morgan, Jr., Lil, Carlie, Melissa, Zach, Camryn, Lauren and Nathan. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Cherished by in-laws Carol, Marnie and Dave. Special friend of Judy Crandon and family. Please gather at 2:15 pm at the Van Heck Funeral Home Glencoe, Wednesday, May 10 to join the procession to Strathroy Cemetery for the 3:00 pm graveside service. The family invites you to an open house Saturday, May 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe (lower level) to share memories.

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CAMPBELL: L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 27, 2017

CAMPBELL, L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Sharon (née Merritt) Campbell.  Dearly loved father of Tracey Zwiers (Jeff) of Orillia, and Scott Campbell (Christine) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Sarah Doherty-Campbell, Emily and Joshua Campbell, and Jayme and Thomas Zwiers.  Also survived by brother-in-law, Roy Merritt (Faye) of Edmonton, AB.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, April 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Duncan O. and Ethel (née Cummings) Campbell.  Wayne was an employee for 40 years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant, where he worked in the Paint Dept., Quality Control, and the Executive Garage.  He was an active volunteer for over 45 years with the St. Thomas Skating Club, where he was the current President.  Wayne volunteered for over 25 years with the H.O.M.E. Region Skating Council, where he was a Past President.  He enjoyed sharpening the skates of local figure skaters and hockey players, which he did from his home.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday, April 30th 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 Monday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to The Lung Association or the STEGH Foundation will be appreciated.

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FONTINE: Ron, of Edmonton

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On April 10, 2017 Ron aged 73 passed away peacefully after battling cancer. He is survived by his sons Dean and James, special friends Linda and her family and Gord Coolidge, his brothers and sisters Mona (Harvey), Reg (Janis), Joan (Jim), Eugene, Raymond (Sherry), Gordon, Stuart (Doreen), Darlene (Barry) and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Laurier and Mildred, his sisters Rena and Marlene. Inurnment and prayers will take place at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery 14611 Mark Messier Trail with lunch to follow at North Pointe Church at 14025 167 Ave. use the south parking lot.

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DEAN: Mrs. Rhoda (née Buschert), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 25, 2017

DEAN, Mrs. Rhoda (née Buschert), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late Robert C. Dean.  Step-mother of Mark, Karl, and Brenda Dean, and Elaine Super.  Sister of Glen Buschert (Alice), Elaine Gage (Don), Cecil Buschert (Joyce), Florence Fraser (Stewart), Sharon Buschert, Merle Buschert (Linda), and Lowell Buschert (Theresa).  Sister-in-law of Bill Dean (Pat), Don Dean (late Lorna), and the late Jack Dean (late Diane).  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Born in Carstairs, Alberta, February 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (née Dettwiler) Buschert.  A Registered Nurse, Rhoda formerly worked at the Kitchener General Hospital (C.C.U.) and also as an in-home nurse.  She was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday afternoon, April 26th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas, on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will be made privately in Woodland Cemetery, London.  Memorial donations to Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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HASSON: Agnes “Army”

Posted by on April 16, 2017

HASSON, Agnes Agatha “Army” – Age 91 of North Lambton Lodge, Forest passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at North Lambton Lodge, Forest. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lyle H. Hasson (2010). Survived by daughter Diane (Raymond) McLain of Lexington, Kentucky, son Ray Melton of Alvinston, step-daughter Linda (Hugh) McLachlan of Oil Springs, Lisa (Tim) Hedges of Harrow, Dianne Hasson Turner of Calgary. Dear grandmother of
Nadine Powers, (Partner Nani Agbeli), Stephanie (Dan) Thompson, Shawn (Christine) McLachlan, Scott McLachlan, Stacey (Tom) Alderman and 8 great-grandchildren. Step-grandmother of Braidie and Jamie Hedges. Survived by 8 sisters; Gertrude Edwards, Eleanora Grey, Doris Cairns, Martha Waldner, Lillian Naftel, Carole Mathers, Janet Jackson, Shirley Newransky and brother Harry Armbruster. Predeceased by brother Sieghard Armbruster (1997), sister Alice Blair (2015), baby sister Ruth, son-in-law Ron Powers and her parents John and Magdelena Armbruster. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Army was born in Fairy Hill, Saskatchewan, trained as a Registered Nurse in Sarnia, employed by Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia for 40 years. Army was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sarnia.
Friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 to 9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (ceehf.ca), Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Fund or Diabetes Canada.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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VOISIN, Harold I., of Teeswater

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Harold Irvin Voisin of Teeswater, passed away with family by his side, at Wingham & District Hospital, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Voisin (Campbell) (née Radcliffe) of Teeswater.

Missed by his siblings Shirley Hehn (Jim) of St. Clements, Ruby Kee (Ken) of Oshawa, Liz MacKeand (Verdun Huber) of Walkerton, Joan Hodgins (Wayne) of Walkerton, Harvey Voisin (Ann) of Walkerton, Lynda Hodgins (Brian) of Calgary, Audrey Beninger (Clarence) of Teeswater and Donna Zettler (Rick) of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by Joan’s son Chris Fournier (Lisa) of Burlington and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, August and Helen (Strauss) Voisin, brother Roy Voisin, brother-in-law Don MacKeand and nephew Brad MacKeand.

A private family service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Final resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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QUINLAN: Wilma of Strathroy

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Wilma Quinlan (nee Tyssen)

Surrounded by the love of family, Wilma passed away on March 24, 2017. She was born in Neerkant, Netherlands and, after living through World War II, she and her family immigrated to Canada in 1950. She graduated from business college and after moving to Strathroy began working as a legal secretary, where she met her first husband, Arthur Quinlan. Together they had four children: Elizabeth (Dan Dooley), Arthur (Charlene Quinlan), Patricia (Pat Fehr) and Caroline (Allan Norman). Arthur predeceased her in 1978, and in 1991 she married Bud Lennox, who predeceased her in 2001.

She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Alana Stickland (husband Scott), Caroline Dooley (fiancé Adeel Ahsan), Greg Quinlan, Tim Dooley, Steven Norman, Micah Fehr, Allison Norman and Sarah Fehr, along with one great-grandson, Gregory Stickland. Survived by her sister Helena van der Burg and brother Hubert (Mimi) Tyssen.

She is predeceased by her parents Eimericus and Anna Maria Tyssen, her sister Mia and her brothers Henk, John and Pierre Tyssen.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Monday, March 27th, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association may be forwarded through Denning’s of Strathroy.

Wilma will in our hearts be “Forever 39”.

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McLEOD: Mrs. Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

McLEOD, Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, passed away at Middlesex Terrace, R.R.1, Delaware on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in her 93rd year.  She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late C. Ross McLeod (2008).  Dear aunt of Pat Collins (Joanne) of Okotoks, AB, Lee Ann Jennings (Wesley) of Brampton, Michael Zavitz (Christine) of Glencoe, Pat Zavitz (Kathy) of Melbourne, and Keith Zavitz (Annette) of Strathroy.  Also fondly remembered by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  Betty was the sister of the late Virginia MacLauchlan, late Marjorie Collins, and the late Paul Cain.  Born in St. Thomas, April 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (nee Singer) Cain.  Betty was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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DIXON: Susan Elizabeth of Calgary

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Susan Elizabeth Dixon suddenly left us on Feb. 18, 2017. She was a breast cancer survivor.

Susan was born Nov. 15, 1956, in Edmonton, Alberta. She dedicated her life as a senior production accountant for oil and gas industries for many decades. She was also passionate for saving animals and adopted many cats and dogs from the SPCA and Humane Society. She had a love for “purple” and it was her signature colour.
Her friends always recognized her fashion sense and it left a huge impression on people.

She is survived by her older brother Joseph Whelan, younger brother Robert Bruce and his wife Junko.

She is preceded in death by parents, Keith and Delores Bruce of Calgary, Alberta.

Private memorial service was held for Susan on Feb 28, 2017.

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PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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March 19, 1944 – February 23, 2017

Dale passed into the eternal arms of our Lord, surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by, his wife Judy, daughters: Tana (Wayne), Shari (Chuck), Richelle (Dwayne), Wacey (Jason); and his son Kelly (Brittany); grandchildren: Mitchell, Casey, Jamie, Madeline, Jessica, Lynnaya, C’ara, Danziah, and Alexis; his brother Howard (Louise), and sister Valerie (George), as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm; at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 A Raven Drive, Sherwood Park, T8A 0C3.

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MEDD; Goldie of Wyoming

Posted by on March 13, 2017

Peacefully on Friday March 10, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital – Oulette, Goldie Hughbert Medd passed away at the age of 88.  Beloved husband to Ella May for 67 years.  Loving father to Paul (Dorothy) Medd and the late Murray Medd (1980).  Loving grandpa “GG” to Jenny Taylor and her children Dana and Desiree, Annette (Kristan Spaulding) Medd, Loretta (Dave Kraan) Medd and their children Joey and Owen Charette, Jeff Medd and his children Jayson Crossette and Christopher Free, Terri (Mark Handy) Wilshire and their children Bradley and Felicia Myllyoja and Tammy (Steven) Wilshire-Weber and their children Kaila, Kelvin and Kris Trepanier.  Proud great-great grandfather to Taven and Hunter Foslett.  Goldie was a farmer and a carpenter his entire life, helping his family from the time he was 12 years old.  Goldie loved his family and his Wyoming community and will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.  Visitors will be received by the family on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia ON where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00pm.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Royal Canadian LegionBr. 388, Wyoming.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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TEDFORD: Allan Richard of Actionolite

Posted by on March 1, 2017

TEDFORD, Allan Richard – of Actinolite, entered into rest at his residence on Monday evening, February 27th, 2017, in his 49th year.  Predeceased by his parents Rodger & Marilyn (nee Gimblett) Tedford. Beloved husband of Rachel Nellie (nee Foley).  Dear brother to Virginia (Robert) Okum of Chantry, Garth (Candy) Tedford of Calgary, Cathy (Mike) DeGrace of Kingston, Karen (Paul) Robinson and John (Wanda) Tedford both of Quinte West.  Allan is also remembered by his mother and father-in-law, Agrid Foley, Robert Foley, by his brother-in-law, John Foley as well as by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held at Parkdale Baptist Church,  514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Gleaners Food Bank would be appreciated.

    Allan will be sadly missed by his wife and family.

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BRINTNELL: Mary of Lucan, formerly of Granton

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side at LHSC – University Hospital, London on Sunday, February 26, 2017 of Lucan and formerly of Granton in her 79th year.   Beloved wife of the late J. Russell Brintnell (2012). Dear mother of Jim and Julia Brintnell of Exeter, Ron and Leanne Brintnell of Calgary, Rob and Sandi Brintnell of Brinsley, and Dan and Deb Brintnell of Oakville. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Lee and Amber, Jordan and Jesse, and Chelsea; Troy, Jared and Erin; Robyn and Jeff, and Tyler and Sarah Jo; Thomas, Steven, Michael and Abby; and great-grandmother of Bentley and Brighton.  Dear sister-in-law of Helen Ryan of Crediton, Ron Rose of Mitchell, Bev and Marg Brintnell of Exeter, and Margaret Curtis of London. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Jack and Alma (Dietrich) Ryan, sister Clara and her husband James Ducharme, brother Bud Ryan, sister Shirley Rose, and brother-in-law Len Curtis.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  CWL prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Thursday, March 2nd at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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BYWAY: Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 24, 2017

BYWAY, Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 20, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Walter Byway (2012).  Mother of Linda Dowdall (late Robert) of St. Thomas, Nancy Byway of Edmonton, AB, Penny Byway of St. Thomas, John Byway (Erika) of Kanata, and the late David Byway (1987).  Sister of Edward Johnson (Mary) of Florida, late Walter Johnson (Joan of London), and the late Mary Beaurone.  Also survived by several grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in London, ON, October 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (nee Askew) Johnson.  She was a member of the 1945 London Shamrock Women’s basketball team that won the Ontario and Eastern Canadian Championship – a team now recognized in the London Sports Hall of Fame. She was also a retired stenographer with Consolidated Bathurst, St. Thomas and former member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Phyllis’s cremated remains will be interred privately in St. George’s Cemetery, Hyde Park at a later date.  Memorial donations to the CNIB or the London Health Sciences Foundation re: London Regional Cancer Program will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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

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Saar: Thelma Edith of Sarnia

Posted by on February 21, 2017

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge in her 97th  year , Thelma Edith (nee McMullen) Saar, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Melvin Saar (1997). Will be missed by her son Harry Saar and grand-daughter Katlyn Saar. Also survived by her sister Muriel O’ Bright, brother Ronald (Lucy) McMullen and sister in-laws; Ellen Saar  and Audrey McMullen. As well as her nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  Predeceased  by her parents LaDora and Lester McMullen of Woodstock,  brothers; Howard, Donnie, Hughie McMullen, sister Glenna McMillan as well as sister in – law’s; Jean and Wanda McMullan and brother in-law’s Bill O’Bright and Lloyd Saar . A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation on Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of  Thelma may be made to a Charity of Choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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NYHAN: John of Victoria, BC Formerly of Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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born December 14, 1939, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland. Passed away peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2016, at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC. Survived by wife Margaret, children Sean (Terry), Kelly (Ronette), Erin, Tara-Leigh (Jeffrey), and Kerry, and step-children Keri-Lee (Doug) Kris, and grandchildren Brendan, Rebecca, Lucas, Taylor, Sara, Eunbai, Connor, Faye, Gemma, Alex, Emily, and TJ. John immigrated to Canada from Ireland as a young man alone in the world. He built a life for himself and his family that could only be described as colourful. He eventually settled on Vancouver Island, which bore the closest resemblance he could find to the home he had left in Ireland. He had a great love of poetry, literature, fine food, and a tidy tumbler of Irish Mist Whiskey. We will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his quick wit, and most of all, his enduring love for his children and grandchildren. His was the road less travelled.

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