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). 

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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 .

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

Posted by on February 16, 2017


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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PHILLIPS: Terrance “Terry” Brian of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on February 5, 2017

PHILLIPS: Terrance Brian “Terry” – at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Terry Phillips of Beaverton was predeceased by his son George, parents Edwin “Ted” and Rosetta (Woodgate) Phillips, sister Barbara and brother Paul.  Survived by his brother John Phillips of Alberta. There will be no visitation or funeral service. If so desired, memorial donations, in memory of Terry, to the Brock Food Bank would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences are welcomed at

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KENNY, Christina Victoria of Calgary

Posted by on February 3, 2017

KENNY, Christina Victoria, passed away of viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Clare and Stirling Kenny, twin sister of Mark Kenny (wife Jennifer) and aunt of Lauren Lee Kenny, all of Guelph, sister of Brent Kenny (wife Danielle) and aunt of Grace Katharine Kenny, all of Toronto.  She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Katie) Kenny.  Vikki attended Avon Public School and Stratford Central.  She always had wonderful memories of growing up in Stratford and spending every summer at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, where, for many years she enjoyed working at J Dee’s Summerhouse.  After high school she spent two years as an au pair living in Oldenburg, Germany, followed by a year in Paris.

After graduating from college, she served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, for ten years at CFB Borden near Barrie, then three years in Edmonton in the Military Police. In 2013 she transferred from the Regular Forces to the Reserve Force.  She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society.

She missed Ontario and wanted to move back to be closer to family and friends. Vikki was to arrive shortly to be Godmother for her new niece, Grace Katharine Kenny.

Vikki had the most amazing blue eyes and always lit up every room with that wonderful smile. She loved animals and walked dogs for the Humane Society and always had a cat for a companion.  She will be sorely missed by her many friends here in Ontario and in Edmonton and Calgary.

Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, Ontario.  A celebration of Vikki’s life will take place at a later date in the summer, at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, at which time her ashes will be committed to the family garden alongside those of her sister Katie.

Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, Ontario assisted with arrangements.

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JOHNSON (nee Clark): Ivy Ward of Kelowna, B.C Formerly of Kamloops, B.C

Posted by on January 30, 2017


JOHNSON, Ivy Ward (nee Clark)
Mrs. Ivy Ward (Clark) Johnson passed away peacefully in Cottonwood Care facility, Kelowna, B.C. on November 19, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
Ivy is predeceased by her loving husband Carl William Johnson, December 1, 2008, age 87 years.
Ivy was born February 8, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Sarah Clark who emigrated from Liverpool, England with sister Hilda. In 1939, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C. where Ivy later met Carl and they married on September 2, 1953. Ivy and Carl were married for 55 years and had 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Daughter, Charlene (Johnson) and husband Larry Scott of Sherwood Park, Alberta, have two children, Jenna and Thomas Scott. Thomas Scott (grandson) and wife Jenna have one son (great grandson) Maxwell in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Son, Stewart Johnson of Kelowna, B.C. has two children, Sarah and Michelle Johnson (granddaughters).
Daughter, Heather (Johnson) and husband Roger Gabel of Kelowna, B.C. have two children, Rex and (Tammy) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jenifer and (William) and children of Moorpark, California.
Daughter, Janet (Johnson) and husband Dana Kaplanchuk of Maple Ridge, B.C. have five children, Amy, Kelsey and Holly (Johnson) Young (grandchildren), Shawn and Michelle Kaplanchuk.
Ivy was a dedicated daughter of Rebekah Lodge since 1951, and believed in the creed of “friendship, love and truth”. A vital importance to Ivy was keeping family and friends connected.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Erasmus, Missionwood Retirement Resort Home and Cottonwood Care Centre, for their exceptional attention to care, compassion, empathy and mindfulness.
It is a great loss set upon our family, but with our faith in God that our mother (Ivy) instilled in us, we will endure. God Bless.
Memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined and announced.
Should family or friends so desire, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society or any organization of need. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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RICHARDS: Shauna Leigh (Shaunski) of Winnipeg Formerly of Courtenay and Kelowna

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Richards, Shauna Leigh Oct 2, 1977 – Dec 18, 2016 There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited, loving Shauna, who died in Winnipeg, at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” was called home to the open, loving arms of her family in heaven. Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC In 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna, and finally Winnipeg. The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks, and a trigger for an hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna! Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994, and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog, “Ruff”, tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind like her dad, Brian, on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven! Shauna was predeceased by her dad, Brian,, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah, and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey, on sometimes bumpy roads, was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom, Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun, and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie) and cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan, and Darcy (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name, to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated. Love you forever and ever “Our beautiful little Toad”. Picture can be viewed at Campbell River Mirror online.

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BAGNELL: Brian Leslie of Eckville, AB

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Brian Leslie Bagnell of Eckville, AB passed away in Rimbey Hospital due to complications from a stroke on January 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years. Brian is survived by his daughter Melissa (Jeremy) Byram, son Ryan (Kathy) Bagnell and grandchildren Chaylyn & Colby Byram and Dylan & Ciara Bagnell. He is also survived by his brothers Gary, Jim, and Doug (Liz), numerous nieces and nephews, and long-time friend Michelle Weir and her son Nathan. Brian was predeceased by his parents Mervin Bagnell in 2011 and Hazel Bagnell in 1997.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a memorial service to be held at the Eckville Legion in Eckville, AB at 11 o’clock AM on Friday January 27th, 2017.

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SHAW: Colin Thornton of Edmonton

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Colin Thornton Shaw, “Chuck” as he was known to some, passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2017 in the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, Alberta. He fought a lengthy battle with diabetes. His unwaivering strength of spirit was a testament to his joie de vivre.

Colin was born in Toronto on June 11th, 1941. He followed many dreams during his life. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1959 and was one of the original members of the SkyHawks Parachute Team. He spent many years in the media as a photojournalist. During his tenure at the Edmonton Journal, he made many lifetime friends.

After leaving the news business, Colin owned a cycling store on Vancouver Island and , after moving back to Edmonton, he worked in numerous retail businesses that reflected his deep interests in photography, reading, cycling and food. The Edmonton Oilers have lost an avid fan.

Colin will be greatly missed by his four children: Colin Jr. Shaw, Jennifer Shaw, Heather Shaw and Jesse Shaw as well as his grandchildren, Noah, Elliot, Taylor and Devon and his close, loving friend, Karen Shaw.

Colin did not want a service. The family will be having a celebration of his life at a later date.

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FERGUSON: Edward I. of Coldstream

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Edward Isaac Ferguson was born February 12th, 1988 in London, Ontario at St. Joesph’s Hospital. Eddie grew up in Arkona and Coldstream surrounded by extended family and loving friends. Upon finishing high school, Eddie began working as a framer and moved to Ancaster, Ontario to attend Mohawk College and be close to his many friends.  Eddie moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2012 where he found his true home in the mountains and backcountry of the Rockies while working as a framer and builder with Goodwood Framing. Eddie fell in love with the West and took every opportunity to be outside, exploring and discovering with his close Alberta friends.  Those who knew Ed will remember his intelligence and quick wit, his love of the outdoors, his craftsmanship and ability to build and create almost anything. Ed loved learning and sharing experiences and ideas with all those around him.  His giving heart, passion for others, and hospitality made him life-long friends wherever he went. There are countless stories of how he connected with and loved everyone around him.  Eddie died suddenly on Wednesday January 11th in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He leaves a giant hole in all our hearts and will never be forgotten by his parents John and Lori Ferguson, siblings Titus (Rachel) Ferguson, Margaret (Andrew) Bond and Emily (Jeff) Miller, and their children Eleanor, Phoebe, Emma, Juliet, and baby. The whole Ferguson family was blessed to call him son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend for twenty-eight years.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 17th from 6-9 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023. A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 am from Providence United Reformed Church (447 Second Street, Strathroy). The family suggests donations in Edward’s name to the reconstruction of Fort McMurray through Samaritan’s Purse and their Canadian Relief Projects:

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Smith, Lawrence “Larry” of Petrolia

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2017, LAWRENCE “LARRY” JOHN SMITH of Petrolia, died at the age of 65.  Beloved husband to Alma Smith (nee VanGrimberghe) for 40 years.  Loving dad to Julie (Scott) Lylander and Michael Smith.  Proud grandpa to Jayden and Darren.  Loved uncle to Gary and Susanne.  Larry was a loving friend to Jeff and Jen Armstrong and Jerry and Marsha Dupuis.  The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel, Dr. Combeen, and Dr. Yoshida for their excellent and compassionate care and the VHA team for their excellent homecare.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Jay Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will take place at Warwick Community Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at

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ANDRADE: Claire Maria of Edmonton Formerly of Santiago Chile

Posted by on January 10, 2017


Claire Andrade
09/02/1930 – 10/05/2016

Andrade, Claire Maria
September 2, 1930 – Santiago Chile
October 5, 2016 – Edmonton, Alberta
In the early hours of Saturday, October 5, 2016, Claire Andrade passed away peacefully at the age of 86, after battling breast cancer for 3 years.
Claire is remembered by her daughter, Lucinda; and grandchildren, Jesse, Theonna, Dema, Barbra, and Alana.
Growing up in Chile, Claire immigrated to Halifax Canada to earn a better life for her family.
After losing Max her late husband and son Alan, Claire moved to Edmonton to live with her granddaughter Alana and grandson Jesse.
A service will be held at a later date.
A memorial will be held at Alana and Jesse’s house to celebrate the life of Claire on Sunday October 6th 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Memorial invitations will be sent by text.

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CAMPBELL; David Carey of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 5, 2017

CAMPBELL, David Carey

Passed away peacefully in his 62nd year in his home in Markdale on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Bond). Loving father of Emily Louise. Loved and remembered by his grandbunny Thumper. Survived by his Mother Pearl Campbell – Hopkins (Norman), Mother-in-law Claire Bond, Sister Stephanie Hill (Michael), Brother Brent Campbell, Step-sister Cathy Quinlan (Brian), Step-brother John Hopkins, Brother-in-law Gregory Bond (Sharon), and Brother-in-law Jeffery Bond (Wanda). He will also be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ross Campbell, father-in-law Gordon Bond, and Stepbrother Bill Hopkins (Barbara).

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (271 Main St E, Dundalk) on Monday at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to the Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario, Rabbit Rescue Inc. or a charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences available at

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MacVICAR: William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

MacVICAR, William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Thompson) MacVicar.  Father of Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, Linda Neil, both of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy), and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters-in-law, Julie Thompson of St. Thomas, Vivian Anger of Belmont, and Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer.  Born in Chatham, ON, February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Lorne and Helen (nee Rose) MacVicar.  Bill was a retired Clevite Limited, St. Thomas accountant.  He was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, January 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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PEEBLES, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) of Welland, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92

Posted by on December 30, 2016

PEEBLES: Peacefully, into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, at Welland County Hospital, Welland on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) Peebles, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Wm. Robert “Bob” Peebles (2010). Loved mother of Kenneth (Amandah) Peebles of Airdrie, Alberta, Paul (Dawn) Peebles of Welland and Carol Peebles of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Kenneth Jr. (Dayna) Peebles, Marnie (Aaron MacNabb), Taylor, Kurtis, Ian and Mitchell. Cherished great-grandmother of Lulu amd Grayburn MacNabb and Lucy Peebles.  Sister to Marilyn (Ernie Raffin) of Peterborough and sister-in-law of Joanne Stockdale of Peterborough.  Predeceased by her parents R. Norman and Harriet (Harrison) Stockdale, brothers Earle (Ferne) Stockdale, Gordon Stockdale, Clinton (Dawn) Stockdale, sisters-in-law Catherine and Margaret Peebles, brother-in-law James Peebles. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday, January 4, 2017, commencing at 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at

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Rogers: Sheila Grace of Biggar Formerly of saskatoon

Posted by on December 29, 2016


Rogers, Sheila Grace
Of Biggar, Sask., passed away December 12, 2016 at the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. Born in Haney, BC, she was daughter of the late Kathleen and John Wilesmith. Survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Barnaby, Wesley Barnaby and Henry Dishman; and one daughter, Catherine; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. in her memory. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muller and staff of the Diamond Lodge. Special Thanks to John Smith for his help/assistance in the care of our mother.

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WILLIAMS: Gerard of Petrolia

Posted by on December 26, 2016

Peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on December 24th, 2016; Gerard Williams passed away at the age of 91. Dear husband of the late Lina Williams (2006). Loving father of Marie (Renald) Bégin of West Lorne, Jean-Guy (Carrie) Williams of Port Huron, Fernand “Chico” (Joanne) Williams of Wyoming, Gisèle (John Dam) Kerrigan of Wyoming, Janice (Lonnie) Cope of Petrolia, Rheal Williams of Edmonton and Leonard (Lisa) Williams of Wyoming. Cherished Grandpa of 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Survived by his siblings Uris (late Azélie), Adélard (Françine), Régina (Blaise) Gionet, Gérarda “Lyda” (late Freddy) Arsenault, Aldéa and Angella (Normand) Robichaud.

Predeceased by his granddaughter Stephanie (1992) and siblings Cécile, Lucie, Maria, Camille and Irénée Williams.

Gerard was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 1256 for 58 years.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Friday, December 30th, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 12 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Donations and condolences may be left online at


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Hackett: Audrey Margaret of Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on December 23, 2016

HACKETT, AUDREY, Margaret, Catherine  – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Ontario on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, Audrey Margaret Catherine  ( Doan)  Hackett, passed away in her 95th. year. She was the wife of the late Garner Edward Hackett (1987). Dear mother of Owen Hackett and his wife Irene of Coquitlam, B.C. Loving grandmother of Jefferson “Jeff” Hackett and his wife Babe of Kamloops, B.C. Also survived by her sister  Doreen Charlton of Petrolia, Ontario and nephews; Rodney & Pam Charlton and Bruce & Marie Charlton both of Petrolia, Ontario and John Doan of London, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Harmon and Ella Doan. Audrey lived on Lakeshore Road near Blackwell for many years and worked for Keelan’s Service Limited as a Service Department Manager. She was a previous member of Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church as well as a founding member of St. David’s Anglican Church where she began and taught Sunday School beginning in 1956. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life to honor Audrey will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).

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TAYLOR: Harry Lawrence of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2016

February 27, 1929 – December 9, 2016

Harry passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 at the age of 87 in Cobourg, Ontario.

He was brother of Walter and the younger son of Harry & Grace Taylor who raised both their sons in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario.

Harry attended Michigan Tech on a hockey scholarship where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology He then completed a Masters of Science/Geology at the University of Minnesota. It was this education that brought him to the West where he enjoyed a long and very successful career as a geologist in the Alberta oil patch.

Harry was a very fortunate man who had two wonderful loves in his life, who coincidently were both raised on Winnipeg Ave. in Port Arthur. He was married to June (Cuff) for 50 years and they raised three children in Calgary – Becky (Howard), Kirk (Alana) and Scott (JingJing). Harry & June’s life together was about love, family and friends. He was incredibly proud of his kids and they all thought he was the “best”.

After June’s death, on a trip around Cape Horn, Harry met his second Thunder Bay love and future wife Carol Hanley. They settled in Cobourg and had ten wonderful years enjoying their families together and travel, including eight maravilloso winter sojourns in Mexico where Harry perfected the art of margaritas.

Harry was the beloved Grandpa to Taylor, Danielle, David, Kaitlin, Erica, Ryan, London and Asia.

Harry was also much loved by Carol’s family, fondly known as Grandpa Harry by all, including Katie (Peter), Tom and Susan and grandchildren Luke, Jack and Ellery.

Harry was an accomplished athlete, a lifelong hockey goalie, from a stint with the Toronto Marlies to oldtimers hockey until age 77. A hockey coach, hiker and always a swimmer no matter how cold the water. Golf was something he took up in retirement and enjoyed the comradery of golf with friends and the challenge of the game.

Harry will be sorely missed by so many; his warm smile, the lovely twinkle in his eye and his generous forgiving nature. He was an authentic gentleman with a positive outlook who saw only the good in others, making him a tremendous role model.

A Celebration of Harry’s Life will be held on December 20th at the Dalewood Golf Club at 7465 Dale Rd., Port Hope, Ontario at 11:30 am.

Condolences may be forwarded to and memorial donations can be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation– thank you to the staff for their wonderful care.

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RYAN: James (Jim) Michael formerly of Lucan

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Peacefully, with sadness, his family announces his passing at Chartwell Long Term Care Residence, London on Monday, December 12, 2016, formerly of Lucan, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Boland) Ryan (2009). Dear father of Patrick Ryan, and Colleen and Mike Williams all of London, Marianne Ryan of Edmonton, and Dianne Ryan and Rob Hogg of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Sean, Adam and Robert; Kelly (Matt) and Michelle; and Madison, and Ainsley. Great-grandfather of Caleb. Dear brother of Frank and sister-in-law Marie Ryan of London, sister-in-laws Margaret Boland of  St. Jacobs, Margaret Boland of Grand Bend, and Theresa Boland of London. Predeceased by his daughter Nancy Ryan, son Paul Ryan, sister Grace Fraser, brothers Edward (Ed), William (Bill), and Jack.

Jim was a proud, long-time farmer in Middlesex County.  He always felt that each day was a great day to be out in the field, no matter what the weather.  Every Saturday night, Jim watched Hockey Night in Canada.  His favourite players were Gordie Howe, and Jean Beliveau.  He loved a good euchre game, and always had a great sense of humour.  Jim was a councillor and a member of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Board.  He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Church.  Most of all, Jim loved to spend time with the family.  The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Eric Nicholls, and the wonderful and dedicated staff at Chartwell, London for their care and kindness to our father.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 1:45 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Friday, December 16th  at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.  .

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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POSLIFF, Lilias of Milverton, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on December 12, 2016

Lilias Posliff – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Sunday December 11, 2016 at the age of 102. Lilias and her husband Charles (Parker) operated a hardware store in Monkton for 20 years and later an antique store known as Parker’s Ponderosa.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Posliff who predeceased her in 1991. Loving mother of Marian Harvey (Bob) of Stratford and Jake Posliff (Heather) of Nanaimo, BC.  Special grandma of Alandra (Wanda) Anderson (David), Janice Harvey (Bob), Robert Posliff (Hang), Stephen Posliff (Jamie) and great grandma of Mason (Jenelle), Sam, Aidan, Brendan, Jessica, Tim and Tanis.  Sister of Robert Adair (Alice) of Mississauga.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Fannie (Rowland) Adair, great grand-daughter Nicole Wagler, sisters Hazel Ellacott (Russell), Betty Adair, brother Leslie Adair (Dorothy) and niece Francis Vanstone.

In keeping with Lilias’ wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service and interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood will take place in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Stratford, Palliative Hospice Project would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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PEASLEE; Margaret of Alvinston

Posted by on December 10, 2016

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  M. MARGARET PEASLEE (nee Merrifield), of Petrolia and formerly of Alvinston, died in her 95th year.   She was the loving wife of the late Jospeh Bonk (1952) and Lloyd Peaslee (1996).   She will be missed by her sons Allan (Fiona) Peaslee of Victoria, B.C., Rob (Betty) Peaslee of Alvinston, and Brian (Vickie) Peaslee of London.   She was a loved grandmother to Christine (Chris) Crawford, Alana (Todd) Willick, Jillian, Evan (Nurissa), Meghan (Jordan), Colleen, Jacqueline, and Stephen and great grandmother to Elijah, Kaden, and Blake.  Margaret is survived sisters Betty Bolger, Colleen (Dennis) Wilkie, and Rita (the late Hank) Hermans and brothers Bill (the late June) Merrifield and Gordon (Louisa) Merrifield.    She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph (the late Irene) Merrifield, Edward (Ilene) Merrifield, and John (the late Marianne) Merrifield and her sister Catherine. Visitors will be received on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St. Petrolia.  Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society ( or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at


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ANGOVE, Emily of Sarnia

Posted by on December 2, 2016

angove-webANGOVE, EMILY – At Vision Nursing Home with her family by her side on Thursday, December 1, 2016, Emily Anne (Emon) Angove, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of William “Bill” Angove and loving mother of Bill (Cheryl), Bob (Sheilla) and Bryan (Jill), Grandma of Brad, Steven, Davis, Brant, Blake and Hadley. She is survived by sisters Helen Ballantyne, Nelle (Jim) and her brother Dr. Joe Emon (Joan). Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her sister Rose Emon. Emily was the proprietor of Emily’s Ladies Wear on Mitton St for over 45 years and was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling, often with family and friends. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial celebration of life Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am. A private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Emily made to Vision Nursing Home or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

 “The family wishes to extend their thanks to Vision Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Emily.”


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MacDonald, Laura Mae of Athens and formerly of Pembroke

Posted by on November 21, 2016





MacDonald, Laura Mae

Peacefully at Maple View Lodge, Athens, on Monday November 21st, 2016. The former Laura Mae Jones, age 92, of Athens and formerly of Pembroke. Beloved wife of the late Glenn MacDonald. Dear mother of Deborah Jozefowicz ( Andrew ) of Athens, Ian MacDonald ( Febe ) of South Korea, Mavis Quirk ( Larry ), and Meldia Weisgerber ( Gordon ) all of Edmonton. Also survived by a special friend, Paula Anderson of Ottawa. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Nellie Aubrey and Murray Jones ( Jean ) all of Cypress River, Manitoba. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 sisters and 6 brothers, Mary Ruston, Kathy McDougall, Amy Jones, Jenny Jones, Maggie Jones, Dave, Jack, Dick, Robert, William and Robert Jones 2nd. Also predeceased by her parents, John Jones and the former Jane Davies, as well as 3 grandchildren, Anne, Heather and Peter Jozefowicz.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday November 26th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Athens United Church, on Sunday November 27th, at 2 pm. Interment Wesley United Cemetery, Pembroke. In memoriams to Maple View Lodge or the Athens United Church will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at:


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GIBSON, Shirley of Sarnia

Posted by on November 21, 2016

gibson-webGIBSON, SHIRLEY – As the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, November 19, 2016 it is with sadness the family announces the death of Shirley Anne (Strangway) Gibson, age 79 of Sarnia. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Ann (Gibb) Strangway and is survived by her sons Douglas of Sarnia and David of Cardston, AB., her grandchildren Julie Inderbitzin (Roman) of Williamsburg, Kyle Maness (Lacy) of Corunna, Katie Gibson of Grand Prairie, AB. and Blake Gibson of Sarnia, several great-grandchildren: Vienna, Lucas, Olivia Inderbitzin and Roslyn Maness. She was also survived by brothers Donald Strangway of Corunna, Ronald Strangway (Bonnie) of Oil Springs. She was a lifelong friend of Donna and Kelly Thompson and a loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Richard (July 31st, 2015), sisters Jaqueline (Ike) Hill and Mary Margaret Wilkinson (Duncan). Shirley graduated in 1957 from the Sarnia General Hospital School of Nursing and retired from there as a Registered Nurse after 42 years of service. She was a long time member of Laurel Lea/ St. Matthews Presbyterian Church. Shirley cherished her time with family and friends, visiting, traveling, organizing family events and spending time with them. She enjoyed morning aquatics, Tuesday dominos with the ladies, Thursday night dinner and cards at the Point Edward Service Club and nursing alumni events. Cremation will take place and interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are welcomed to visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, November 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through


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