GOEBEL, Robert Kenneth (Bobby “G”) of Lakefield

Posted by on May 19, 2015

GOEBEL, Robert Kenneth (Bobby “G”)
Bob Goebel passed away of coronary heart disease at age 75 on April 22, 2015 in his home in Lakefield, Ontario. Born on November 25, 1939 in Spruce Grove, Alberta to Fred and Wanda Goebel, he was the youngest of five brothers, and was the clown and trouble maker. Growing up on a farm was harsh in the 1940s, but Bob told funny stories to us kids such as riding to school by horse wagon, and he never lost his love for rich farms foods and the eastern European baking like his mother provided on the farm. He left home early for a first career in junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings in the 1950s, where he played left wing. Injury ended that career and meanwhile he had met Anne Miller, a young beauty in Edmonton whom he married in 1960. Bob and Anne had three children, Patrick (born 1961), Allison (born 1963) and Beth (born 1970). The family moved to Port Hope, Ontario in the early 1960s where Bob took up his first teaching post at Trinity College School. He taught math and coached many sports teams. Luckily, Bob was a brain as well as a jock, and he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees along the way. The family moved to Timmins, Ontario in the late 1970s where Bob taught math at Timmins High and Vocational School. But it was his third and final teaching post at Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario, which he took up in the early 1980s where Bob finally found his true home. He adored the school, the staff, and students. He continued on as a tutor after his formal retirement at aged 65, and there was no other place he’d rather spend his days. His proudest achievement was his teaching ability—he could teach math to anybody. He is legendary in the family for teaching his grandson Gabes the entire grade 11 math syllabus in a weekend, and Gabes aced his exam! Bob’s marriage ended in divorce in the early 1990s, but he remained a loved member of the family. He leaves son Patrick, daughters Allison and Beth, grand-children Jennifer, Adriane, Gabriel and Aiden, and great-granddaughter Anne. A private celebration of life for family, friends and colleagues was held at Lakefield College School. For more information contact: John Runza (JRunza@lcs.on.ca)

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Irving: Roland (Rolly) Guy

Rolandweb2 At Trillium Villa on Sunday, May 17, 2015, Roland (Rolly) Guy Irving passed away peacefully. He is predeceased by his loving wife Margaret Rose Irving (2006) and his son Brian Scott (1982). Rolly leaves behind his dear daughters Margaret (Peggy) Doucette and husband Lionel, Georgia Irving and Jo-Anne Hawryluk and husband John, grandfather to Joe and Catina (Chris Haggerty), Rick, Darryl and Cheryl Terpstra. He was known as Papa to Brian and Shelby Hawryluk. Great grandpa to Teddy Doucette and Paige Haggerty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Rolly was an avid sailor for many years for Imperial Oil and an avid knitter and he enjoyed many hours with the pipers. The family would like to express their many thanks to the staff at Trillium Villa, and to all those who came to visit him and shared their special time. Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday May 21st at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial gifts to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Eizenporth: Linda Kathrine of Surrey BC Formerly of Charing Cross, London On. Edmonton AB

Posted by on May 13, 2015

Linda passed away suddenly at her home in Surrey BC on Dec.3 2014.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank Eizenporth. Parents John and Kay Muma and brother Grant Muma. She will be missed by sister Patty (Gary). Nephew Michael (Karen) and their daughter Hannah. Niece Lisa Pestill (Scott) all of Regina Sk. Very special friends Dianne and David Martin of Nanimo. Celebration of life was held in Surrey. Her ashes will be interred at the Arkona cemetery. Linda will greatly missed by family and co-workers at the Surrey School District where she worked for 22 years. We will all remember her sense of humour and great laugh.

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TAYLOR, Helen, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on May 13, 2015

helen taylor001TAYLOR, Helen, of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 11, 2015, in her 91st year. Dear sister of Lewis Taylor (Nancy) of Edmonton, AB, James Taylor (Patricia) of Belmont, and the late Donald Taylor (2007). Loved aunt of Cindy, Bonnie and Tammy, all of Edmonton, AB, Steven of Belmont, and Rebecca of Whitby. Born in London, ON, December 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Mary (nee Lewis) Taylor. Helen was a former member of St. James Presbyterian Church, North Yarmouth. Cremation has taken place and interment will be made in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave. A public memorial service to celebrate Helen’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, North Yarmouth at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations to the Shrine Hospitals for Children will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Valleyview Home (CN Crossing) for their compassionate care over the years, and to Helen’s friends at St. James Presbyterian Church for their visits and tokens of friendship.

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DUNSMORE: EVELYN of MAPLE RIDGE Formerly of ABBOTSFORD

Posted by on May 8, 2015

Evelyn Gertrude Dunsmore, (Knull, Ford), 91 passed away in Abbotsford on May 4th, 2015. Born August 4th, 1923 in Leduc, Alberta and had lived her final years in Maple Ridge, BC. Evelyn enjoyed a full life and especially enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, shopping, dining out, travel and always took time to sit in her favorite chair with her cat “Candy”, by her side. She also enjoyed many social activities in her later years provided by her independent care facility in Maple Ridge where she had resided. She is survived by her immediate family, daughter, Virginia Mackintosh, (husband William), grandchildren, Erin and Geordie, great grandchild, Taylor. Also her other daughter, Gwen Ford (husband Art), and grandchild, Alanna Moe. She is survived by many loving extended family members in the Prairies. An informal memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm – at the First Memorial Funeral Services home located at: 27555 – 31st Avenue, Aldergrove, BC. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Please come to the service with your stories and memories to share about Evelyn. In lieu of flowers – donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the BCSPCA, or to the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, located in Vancouver.

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NEAL: Mrs. Lois (nee Skelding), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on May 5, 2015

Lois NealNEAL, Mrs. Lois (nee Skelding), of Caressant Care on Bonnie Pl., St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, May 4, 2015, in her 86th year. Mother of Marianne Powell (Rick) of Calgary, AB, Mark Neal (Kathy), Marty Neal (Dianne Donald), and Mike Neal (Dina Juric), all of St. Thomas. Grandmother of Tracy Powell, and Scott Powell, of Calgary, AB, Josh Neal (Tammy), and Justin Neal of St. Thomas. Sister of Donald W. Skelding of St. Thomas, and Gary K. Skelding (Nora) of Simcoe. Also survived by four great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Lois was predeceased by her dear friend, David Crossett (2010). Born in St. Thomas, September 2, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and V. N. “Babe” (nee Wilkinson) Skelding. Lois was a member of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas, where she was a former member of the choir for many years. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, May 8th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.

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OBRE: Peggy (Margaret) (Murray) of Exeter

Posted by on May 4, 2015

Obre, Peggy-W150At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, May 4, 2015, of Exeter, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Stan Obre (1979).  Dear mother of Murray and Debbie Obre of Grand Bend, Leona McIntosh of Exeter, Georgina and Brian Finkbeiner of Edmonton AB, Morley and Bonnie Obre of Exeter.  Dear grandmother of Julia and Jason Boone, David and Julie Obre, Dean Obre, James and Alana Obre; Jennifer McIntosh, Rob and Chelsea McIntosh, Taylor Obre; Jason Finkbeiner, Jordan and Cassie Finkbeiner, Nathan and Sarah Finkbeiner; Trever and Janet Obre, Tyler and Tara Obre; and great-grandmother of 13.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Exeter Cemetery.  Cremation.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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PRINGLE: Francis (Frank) Gerald of Belleville

Posted by on May 4, 2015

Pringle, Francis (Frank) Gerald-entered into rest with his family at his side on Saturday May 2nd, 2015 in his 64th year. Son of Margaret of Belleville and the late Frank Pringle. Husband of the late Brenda Anne Pringle. Dear father of James (Monica) Pringle of Stirling, Edward Pringle of Edmonton, AB and Gregory (Sarah) Pringle of Oshawa. Lovingly remembered by 7 grandchildren and by sisters Charlene Langabeer and Julie John, both of Belleville.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church (290 Bridge Street West, Belleville) on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Salvation Army Community Church or Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Intensive Care) would be appreciated.

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GATES, Allan William of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on May 3, 2015

Allan Gates paperGATES, Allan William

Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site, on Saturday May 2nd, 2015, Allan Gates of Brockville aged 64 years.  Beloved husband of Ardiene (Swinimer) Gates. Loving father of Scott (Nancy) Gates of Brockville and Jenni (Corey Senecal) Gates of Lansdowne. Cherished grandfather of Sean, Jean Luc, Alissa and Piper. Dear son of Gladys (Marchand) and the late Bill Gates. Dear brother of Gary (Sylvie), Randy (Francois Morin) and Evelyn (Jack Beckstead).  Also missed by in-laws Ken (Sheila) Swinimer, Garry (Helen) Swinimer, Pattie (Richard) Conners, Paula (Reggie) McKay, Terry (the late Deb) Brooks, Joanne (Steve) Forbes and Betty (the late Vincent) MacDonald, many nieces and nephews and friends at Grenville Park Site, Swiss Golf and Tennis in Winterhaven Florida and from the Friday night gang.

At Allan’s request there will be a Private Family gathering held at a later date. In memory of Allan donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com   

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KOESLAG: Henk, of RR#4 Durham

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Monday, April 27th, 2015. Hendrik “Henk” Koeslag, of RR#4 Durham, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jean (nee MacArthur). Dear father of Catherine and her husband Klaus Buick, Douglas Koeslag, Dorothy Koeslag, Bertha Benninger and Bonnie and her husband Ben Cameron. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Ryan Buick, Laurie Buick, Scott Koeslag, Chris Koeslag, Cara Benninger, Kaitlyn Benninger, Aaron Benninger, Heather Eccles, Thomas Cameron, Christine Clark and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Herman Koeslag and his wife Joanne, Gerda and her husband Fred Grierson, Rickie Grierson, Marie and her husband Klaas Inthof and Mineke and her husband Bill Spencer. Predeceased by his son-in-law Francis Benninger, his grandson Ian Cameron, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Henk’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Saugeen Valley Conservation Foundation, Sisters of Life or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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WALKER: May Vivian of Sarnia

May Vivian Walker (née Clarin), on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at Sarnia. Born in Hearst, Ontario, daughter of Swedish immigrants Edwin Clarin and Agnes Johnsson. For 59 years, beloved wife of Kenneth. Loving mother of John (Barbara) and Jeffrey (Leah) and grandma to Andrew, Katherine, Sean, Jennifer, Daniel, and Nicole.  Dear sister of the late Asta Frazer. Vivian lived a long and full life. As a teenager she had the strength to overcome a life-threatening eating disorder. In 1951 she moved from northern Ontario to Sarnia and embarked on a four-decade career as a legal secretary, including with the late Mr. Justice Hugh Garrett of the Ontario Supreme Court and the late Raymond Wyrzykowski QC. In retirement she fulfilled a lifelong ambition and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Western Ontario. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00 noon until time of service at 1:00p.m.  from All Saints’ Anglican Church (248 Vidal St N, Sarnia,  N7T- 5Y4) followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. Private family interment of ashes to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to All Saint’s Anglican Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd.

 

 

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

Posted by on April 19, 2015

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

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Heath: Mona Elizabeth of Sarnia

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

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WATSON, DONALD ALLAN of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2015

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

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

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BAST, Mahlon “Mel” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2015

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

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HILLIER, Christopher

Posted by on March 28, 2015

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

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GRAY, Jean of Wyoming

Posted by on March 27, 2015

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

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SIDORKO, Bronislawa (Jaworska) of Sarnia

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

 

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

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HIGGINS: William “Bill” Reginald of Belleville

Posted by on March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

Posted by on March 24, 2015

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

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

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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

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

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

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DEWAR: Isabel, of Durham

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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

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

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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NEAL, Bevan M., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in his 90th year. Father of Marianne Powell (Richard) of Calgary, AB, Mark Neal (Kathy), Marty Neal (Dianne Donald), and Mike Neal (Dina Juric), all of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Tracy Powell, and Scott Powell, both of Calgary, AB, Josh Neal (Tammy) of St. Thomas, and Justin Neal of Hamilton. Brother of Bob Neal (Barbara) of London. Also survived by three great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bevan was predeceased by his dear partner, Shirley Larson. Born in St. Thomas, February 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee McNea) Neal. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. Bevan was a retired tool grinder at Canadian Timken, St. Thomas. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch 41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, March 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.

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

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

Posted by on March 20, 2015

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

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ALBRIGHT: Jeffery Howard of Calgary, formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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