ROBERTS: Douglas J. of Beaumont, Alberta Formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Following a courageous battle with cancer, Doug passed away at home — surrounded by family and friends — on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
He leaves behind his wife, Rhonda Stevenson; stepdaughters, Nicole & Renee Weisberg; brothers, Craig Mort, Gary Bishop & Dennis Garland; and numerous other relatives.
He was predeceased by parents, Margarete McLean & Doug Roberts and brother, Ron (Skip) McLean.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday May 23, 2016 at the St. Vital Seniors Club in Beaumont, Alberta at 2:00 p.m.

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Strate: Howard of Carstairs

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Born June 7th, 1962, Howard went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 5th, 2016. Although his passing was tragic, he lived his life to the fullest. He loved life, he loved his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Laura Strate, his five children, Jonathan, Christopher, Joshua, Alisa, Cameron. His four grandchildren Julia, Lei-Lani, Kayla, and Kayden, his Mother Linda Strate, and his brother Mike Strate. This man had many passions but the passion closest to his heart was photography. He has left a legacy of images for people to have for generations. He will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Celebration of life will be Saturday May 14th, 2016 at 2pm.

Donations can be made to the Friends of Eastern Slopes Association.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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MAYER: Radomila ‘Radka’ of Edmonton Formerly of Prague, Czech Republic

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4It is with sadness in our eyes and heaviness in our hearts to share with you that in the early morning hours of April 9, 2016 our beloved mother and wife, Radomila ‘Radka’ Mayer, left this earth in peace after a lengthy and brave battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She was 72.

Radka is survived by her son Martin, daughters Veronika, and Lucie, and her husband Jaromir, with whom she spent 47 years together – each and every one of them unforgettable.

She will forever remain in our hearts, minds and memories as an upbeat and cheerful woman full of life.

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VOISIN, Roy Norman of Teeswater, formerly of Kitchener

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Roy VoisinRoy Norman Voisin of Teeswater and formerly of Kitchener, passed away unexpectedly in Teeswater, on Thursday, May 19th, 2016, at the age of 70.

Dear father of the late Trish Voisin and grandfather of the late Carol Voisin both of whom predeceased him in April 1996.

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

Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Stephen LaCroix officiating.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DAVIS, Ian Ronald of Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on May 11, 2016

DAVIS, IanDAVIS: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at his home, on Monday, May 9, 2016, Ian Ronald Davis, of Oakwood Links Lane, Grand Bend, age 84. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Libbie” Esther (Tatham) Davis (2013) and Marlene Aletha (Froats) Davis (1970).  Loved father and father-in-law of Bradley and Patti Davis of Forest, Leslie and Peter Kincaid of North Bay, Scott and Sue Davis of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandpa of Ainsley, Kristen and Chuck, Allison and Mark, Kaitlyn, Brandon and Alex.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mev and Sandy Davis of Sarnia, Mary and Don McPhail of Sarasota, FL., Millie Tatham of Powell River, B.C., Margaret Lumsden of Canmore, AB., Sid Tatham of Woodstock and Dr. Ruth Tatham of Guelph. He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Harold Watson and Goldie Christine (Crow) Davis,  brothers-in-law George Tatham, Charlie Tatham and Bill Lumsden, sisters-in-law Ellen Tatham and Marnie Tatham.  At Ian’s request, cremation has taken place. A Private family Gathering to Celebrate Ian’s life will be held at a later date.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia.  Ian was a long time High School Principal in Lambton County; his longest tenures were at Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School in Sarnia and North Lambton Secondary School in Forest.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Kidney Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WOLYNEC, Samuel of Brockville and formerly of Orangeville, Ontario

Posted by on May 11, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital on Monday, May 9th, 2016, Samuel Wolynec aged 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Brett) Wolynec.  Loving father of Karen Balaski (Mark) of Wembley, Alberta and Julie Papineau of Cornwall.  Cherished grandfather of Travis Balaski (Nancy Hamel-Balaski), Jason Balaski (Lindsey Fraser), Emmalie (Jesse Caron), Allison and Madeline Papineau.  Dear great-grandfather of Max and Ty Hamel-Balaski and Grayson Caron.  Dear brother of Paul Wolyniec (Diane)  and brother-in-law of Bob Brett (Dianne).  Also sadly missed by companion Celia Sadler. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Pearl Wolyniec.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Samuel’s Life held in the Chapel of the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Friday May 13th, 2016 11:00 a.m.  Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, on Saturday May 14th, 2016 2:30 p.m., followed by family receiving friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville   In memory of Samuel, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent on line at http://www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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TESSIER, Armand “Red” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on May 7, 2016

TESSIER, ArmandThe family announces with sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Loving husband to Sharon Leggett-Tessier. Survived by his first wife Marie. Son of the late Mederic and Marie-Ange (née Larocque) Tessier. Dear father to Brian (Ghislaine), Laurie Sykes (Mark), Michael (Carol) and David all of Sudbury. Loving step-father to Susan Steele, Tammi Olsen (Dennis), Ron Watkinson of Calgary, Steve Leggett (Michelle) of Windsor and Michael Leggett of Sudbury and late David Leggett Jr. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Steven (Jennifer), Layla (Sean), Amanda (Adam), Curtis (Jessica), Mathew, Nathan, Nicole, Brandon and his great-grandchildren Ivory and Aubrey. Sadly remembered by his siblings Rachelle MacWilliam (late Wesley) of NB, Maurice (Lucille) of Montreal, Mederic (Dick) (late Gisele) of Sudbury and Jean Marc of Windsor. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and his canine buddy “Buster”. Red started out mining at Garson Mine; at the same time built, and with the help of the family, operated the first gas station in Garson, and later became a successful Real Estate Developer. He was known for his big grin and twinkling eyes. He loved his camp at the French River, travelling and entertaining.  No stranger to hard work; he spent many hours in his flower garden after his retirement. The family would like to thank the angels that work at St. Joseph’s Villa Gardenway for the excellent care that Red received these last four difficult years and the compassion and attention to every detail shown to our family in Red’s final days was “above and beyond”. We are so very grateful. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Friday, March 18th from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday after 10 am. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St-Joseph’s Villa can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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PLANTE, Lucien of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on May 7, 2016

PLANTE, LucienC’est avec tristesse que la famille annonce son décès à Sudbury, le lundi 29 février 2016 à l’âge de 84 ans. Époux bien-aimé de Rita et Elianne (prédécédée). Fils de feu d’Ernest et Régina. Cher père de Francine d’Edmonton, Nicole (Benoit), Carole (Gaston) de Gatineau, Luc (Christine) d’Orléans, Jacques (Cathy), Serge (Monique) de Chelmsford, et Lyne (Marco) de Val Caron. Frère de Raymond (Germaine), Annette (Aurel), Mariette (Roger), André (Rose-Alice), Adrien (Jeannine), Aurèle (Jacqueline), Léa (Edouard), et prédécédé par ses frères et belles-sœurs Maurice (Clara), Léo (Fernande) et Émile (Yolande). Cher grand-père de Martin, Lee-Ann, Eric, Maxime, Guy, Yannick, Sébastien, Stéphane, Zachary, Nicholas, Brianne, Chad, Allyxa, et Alexandre et cher arrière-grand-père de Kaysie-Lynn.   Il laisse aussi dans le deuil ses familles prolongées : la famille Rivard et la famille Boisvert, ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces et amis. Un merci spécial au personnel du Manoir des Pionniers, corridors York et Tulipe.  Reconnu par ses gestes et son implication, membre du 4e degré des Chevaliers de Colomb, conseil #6258 et membre du Club 50, Lucien était très actif au sein de la Paroisse St-Joseph, ainsi que l’Association Chelmsford Fish & Game. La famille recevra parents et amis à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE, 4691 route régionale 15, Chelmsford, le vendredi 4 mars 2016 de 14 h à 17 h et de 19 h à 21 h 30. Une messe funéraire sera célébrée le samedi à 11 h à la Paroisse St-Joseph de Chelmsford.  Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Fondation des maladies du cœur et de l’AVC.

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KOSHURE: Joanne Veronica of Vancouver Formerly of Edmonton

Posted by on May 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear sister and aunt Joanne on April 25th, 2016. Her Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 on Friday, May 6th at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church located at 1430 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Joanne was born on October 9th, 1928 in Leeshore, Alberta, the youngest of a large farming ranch family. Joanne studied accounting in Edmonton and worked in that field all her life. In Edmonton she rose to head the accounting department of the Eaton’s store and for recreation was an avid fan of the Eskimos football team, travelling as far as Winnipeg with her two sports fan sisters, Mili and Vicki. Joanne relocated to Vancouver in the 1950s and carried on both her accounting career and her love of outdoor activities. She worked for Dominion Construction for many years before moving into the private sector. Vancouver’s climate and location were perfect for her bicycling, hiking and skiing, which led her into a successful pursuit of outdoor photography. Her slide shows were the main event at many of our family gatherings in Vancouver.

Joanne enjoyed travel and immersed herself in the culture of Ecuador during a month long trip to visit her sister Mili, where they went to as many areas of the country as possible, touring both historic cathedrals in the cities and equally old churches in small towns. A highlight was when Joanne was granted access to a church cellar storage room where the bishop-priest showed her their precious relics. A devout Catholic her entire life, Joanne enjoyed attending Mass throughout Ecuador, from tiny villages to the capitol, Quito, she made sure to experience it all. She took incredible photos of everything she saw and shared her trip with family and friends.

Joanne was always generous of her time when her nieces and nephews were growing up, be it sports or photography she encouraged and taught skills. She accompanied two generations on outings to Grouse Mountain, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and various beaches, as well as the Zoo and Aquarium and the wonderful old Crystal Pool that predated the Aquatic Centre. Joanne was a loving and amazing auntie who brought the Big City to life in a great way for her smaller town nieces and nephews.

Joanne supported charities and community endeavors throughout her life and was a dedicated member of her church and its women’s reading group, among others through the decades. Her Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church family meant a great deal to her. While family and friends have both dwindled through the years, those who remain will miss her likely more than she would have imagined.

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WESTERHOUT: Jason of London

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Westerhout, JasonIt is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Jason Robert Westerhout of London at the age of 43.  Surrounded by loved ones, Jason passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital in London on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Reunited with his loving mother and father, Joan Adelle Westerhout (Bosman) and Pieter Westerhout, whom were taken 11 and 12 years ago, respectively. Dear brother and brother-in-law to Cynthia Westerhout (Arnie) of Edmonton, and Kathleen Westerhout of Vancouver.  Proud uncle to Magnus and Freya Klostergaard.  Survived by his grandmother Louise Bosman. Forever held close in the hearts of his housemates, many caregivers, and staff of Community Living London and Sunbeam Centre (Kitchener)

Friends, caregivers and family may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Tuesday, April 26 between 7-9PM.  A celebration of Jason’s life will also be held at Community Living London, 190 Adelaide St S, London on Wednesday, April 27 at 6PM.   Inurnment at the Exeter Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Jason’s family asks any expressions of sympathy be made to Community Living London in recognition of their outstanding support of people with developmental disabilities.

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TICHENOR: H. Duane of Valemount Formerly of Edmonton

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Dr. H. Duane Tichenor, 83, of Valemount, BC went to be with his Lord March 4, 2016 in San Luis Obispo, California due to acute congestive heart failure. Dr. Tichenor’s sister-law-law, Billie Tichenor; niece, Deborah Ramsgard and friend, Jim Stephenson were at his side.
Dr. Tichenor was born September 18,1932 in New Castle, Indiana to Conrad and Thelma (Reeves) Tichenor. After graduating from New Castle High School, he was in the United States Air Force for 4 years. Dr. Tichenor then went on to receive a B.A. from Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, IN; an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial and Vocational Education. All of his summers were spent in the Canadian Rockies as a horse wrangler.
Dr. Tichenor’s retirement years were spent in Valemount and Penticton, BC, as well as, traveling with his beloved wife, Rita. After Rita’s passing in 2011, he would spent 5 months every year with family in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.
Dr. Tichenor is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Tichenor and niece, Donna Tichenor. Dr. Tichenor is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Deanna Tichenor; nieces, Lisa Abrams and Amy Harper of New Castle, Indiana and sister-in-law, Billie (Meadows) Tichenor and niece, Deborah (Tichenor) Ramsgard of San Luis Obispo, CA … And numerous fond friends in Canada.
Dr. Tichenor will be interred with his wife in Valemount at a later date.

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D’AOUST: Andre (Andrew, Andy) of Toronto and Calgary Formerly of Ottawa/Carlton County

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4February 2, 1939 – April 11, 2016
He is survived by his wife Yvette and by his daughters – Lynn Kitchen (Richard), Karen D’Aoust and Monique D’Aoust (Robert Denzel), his stepdaughters – Martine Nykytyszyn, Jeannine Dos (Chris) and Annick Nykytyszyn,
his grandchildren – Michael and Mark Mahlenbrei, Aidan D’Aoust and Milene Denzel.
He is also survived by step-grandchildren – Tammy and Ryan (Tracy) MacDonald, Karen Shand, Kathleen Pasarello and is predeceased by Michael Shand, step-great-grandchildren – Isabella Blanco, Garrett and Zachary MacDonald and John Jr. Passarello.
He is survived by siblings – Pierrette Guindon, Jacqueline Charbonneau, Normand D’Aoust (Gwen), Claire D’Aoust and Claude D’Aoust (Nancy). He is predeceased by his parents – Frederick and Ida D’Aoust and siblings – June Corbeil, Helen Saumure, Louis, Remi, Adrien (known as Eddie) D’Aoust and Micheline Bradbury.
Andy passed away peacefully at Southwood Hospice in Calgary after his. battle with cancer. A special thank you to his palliative care and home care nurses and to the staff at Southwood Hospice who took such good care of him.
Some will know him as a metal worker and foreman/designer in the commercial furniture industry. It was known to family that he loved to tinker with electronics and he could fix just about anything! He had his own brand of humour and loved music.
Andy was a philosopher, determined and hard working.
Good night, God bless and hope God takes care of you always!

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Halsey: Linda Ann of Calgary

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Linda Ann Halsey, devoted mother, sister, and daughter, passed peacefully, Wednesday, March 23rd, at the Foothills hospital in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 53, with her loving daughter Megan by her side, after a 10 month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her children, Megan and Alex Ashby, her father Fred Halsey, her sister Christine Belter, and her brother Brian Halsey.
Linda was born September 11th, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta, to Arlene and Fred Halsey.
Linda obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in Science at the University of Alberta, with a specialization in Geology. Her passion, however, led her into a career in Botany, where she published over 20 peer reviewed papers that were cited over 1200 times, and contributed to various projects. Most recently, Linda excelled as a principal at Stantec, where she was the lead for terrestrial ecosystems, with an expertise in northern wetlands.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held Saturday April 2nd, at 2:30 PM, at the Calgary Crematorium and Funeral Services, 3219 4 St. NW, Calgary, AB.

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HALSEY: Linda Ann of Calgary

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Linda Ann Halsey, devoted mother, sister, and daughter, passed peacefully, Wednesday, March 23rd, at the Foothills hospital in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 53, with her loving daughter Megan by her side, after a 10 month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her children, Megan and Alex Ashby, her father Fred Halsey, her sister Christine Belter, and her brother Brian Halsey. She will be dearly missed by family, friends and colleagues.
Linda was born September 11th, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta, to Arlene and Fred Halsey.
Linda obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in Science at the University of Alberta, with a specialization in Geology. Her passion, however, led her into a career in Earth Sciences and Botany, where she published over 20 peer reviewed papers that were cited over 1200 times, and contributed to various projects. Most recently, Linda excelled as a principal at Stantec, where she was the lead for terrestrial ecosystems, with an expertise in northern wetlands.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held Saturday April 2nd, at 2:30 PM, at the Calgary Crematorium and Funeral Services, 3219 4 St. NW, Calgary, AB.

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SPEARMAN: Stephen “Wonder” of Sarnia

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Our family is saddened by the peaceful passing of our beloved brother Stephen in his 65th. year, on Thursday, March 31, 2016. He is predeceased by his parents Grace and Alton and his sister and brother in-law Sandra and Len Higgins.  Beloved brother of Susan Ward (Dan), Michael (Janine), Scott (Jackie), Shelley Keller (Morgan) and David (Angie). Loved by many nieces and nephews; Kevin and Shawn Spearman, Jean and Andrew Barber, Daniel Keller, Jeff and Eric Spearman. Great Uncle of Alexander and Emily. Our family would like to extend a special thanks to both Carl Hardwick and Bill Jeffrey for their longtime friendship with “Wonder”.  Also we would like to extend our warm thanks to the staff of Palliative Care. “Wonder” was an inspiration to all of us as he fought a long battle with kidney disease. Our treasured and loving memories will last forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. At “Wonder’s” request there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Sarnia Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca.

                                                                       

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BEND: Kay of London

Posted by on March 30, 2016

BEND, Kay….. Peacefully with family by her side at Highview Residence, London, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Kay (Fisher) Bend in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Bend. Loving mother of Jack Bend and his wife Jane Rylett of London, Jim Bend of Cochrane, Alberta and Rob Bend and his wife Narisa Somapa of Winnipeg. Dear grandmother of Ryan and his wife Jennifer, Allison and her husband Andy, Bonnie and her husband Edgar, Becky and her husband Mike and Brandy and her partner Sylvie and missed by 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Mary, Emma, Dorothy and Zella and her brother Ed. Also missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Stonewall Anglican Church, Stonewall MB, details to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Ontario, 20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8   http://www.alzheimer.ca/ or Heart and Stroke Foundation – Ontario, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Box 2414, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4   http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com The family will be forever grateful for the loving care provided by the staff at Highview Residences – Capulet Walk, London.

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LATTIMER, George Edwin “Ed”, of Grand Bend, formerly of Woodstock, age 78

Posted by on March 24, 2016

LATTIMER, EdLATTIMER:  Suddenly and unexpectedly at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, March 24, 2016, George Edwin “Ed” Lattimer, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Woodstock, age 78.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Anne (Hansbury) Lattimer.  Loved father and father-in-law of Keith and Kim Lattimer of London, Brenda and Kees Louws of Sparta.  Cherished grandpa of Mitchel Lattimer, Krista Lattimer, Thomas Louws and Marika Louws.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Elva Henderson, Lois Rogers, Jack and Iris Lattimer, Gwen and Don Parkinson, Sandra Lattimer, Colleen and Alan Catling, Josie and Ron Prentice, Pearl and Vic Arbour, Mark and Rhea Lattimer, Catherine and John Grava.  Ed will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Beverly Lattimer and Doris (Hutchinson) Brown, brothers Grant and Tom Lattimer.  At Ed’s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.  Ed was a long time employee working as a printer for the Woodstock Sentinel Review.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WOOD: Mr. Thomas Gordon of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on March 22, 2016

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Died peacefully on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 90.  Tom (Tommy) of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of the late Joan.  Loving father of Lesley (Bob Owen), Corinne Hagerman (Ken Bodnar), Nancy (Gary Wanless), Scott (Debbie), Sharon (Byron Henderson), Ian (Leslie Maher) and Heather Wood.  Cherished Grandpa Tommy to Sarah, Kara, Darcy, Geordie, Leissa, Cory, Ethan, Anna Lee, Callie, Brandon, Carlie, Alecia, Quinn, Audrey, Tom, Katie, Maggie and Eira and to 24 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Mervyn (Marilyn) and the late Beverly (the late Don Dixon).  Dear brother-in-law of Mavis (Bobby LaForest) and the late Ross (the late Evie) McDonald.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Douglas Hagerman. Tom will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.  Following a lengthy and accomplished career, Tom and Joan settled in Wasaga Beach for their retirement.  They were committed to their new community, involved with the Friends of Nancy Island, the Wasaga Beach Public Library, Probus, the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Piping Plovers Project, a volunteer at the General & Marine Hospital and fostering many friendships but Tom was first and foremost committed to his family.  He will be missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel on Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow at Waterside Retirement Lodge.  If desired, donations to Lupus Ontario or The Friends’ of Nancy Island would be appreciated by Tommy’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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FLETCHER: LUCY REBECCA (nee Taker) of Ottawa

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4Dec. 5, 1926 — March 17, 2016

The effervescent and restless spirit of Lucy Fletcher (nee Taker), Ottawa, left this world on St. Patrick’s Day, 2016, at age 89 — no doubt in search of new adventures!

Born in Timmins, Ont., she grew up in New Glasgow, N.S., and remained a Maritimer at heart. She was predeceased by parents Percy and Bertie (nee Keating) Taker, brothers Laurence [“Tiny”] and Roy Taker and sister Greta (Don) Macdonald. She is survived by sons Don (Mary Jo), Paul (Annie), daughters Marla and Becky (Ken) and sister Blanche (Reg) Kendall, former partner Donald Fletcher and grandchildren Chelsey, Dana, Ian, Jacob, Kevin, Leo and Meghan.
Lucy was a determined, proud woman who gave her all raising four children to each become strong, creative and independent individuals. Her secretarial work served her well in educational, banking, real estate, military, legal and government settings over the years. She valued education highly, and constantly encouraged those around her to continue learning and seize every opportunity to better themselves. She loved music – especially jazz – as well as reading, gardening, travel and being in the company of family and friends. She had a wicked sense of humour, always ready to share a laugh or an adventure.

A compassionate and loyal friend, Lucy was also an unforgettable daughter, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother who will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, on Wed. March 23, 2016, 1-2 pm followed by service in the chapel at 2 pm. Burial to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. If you’d like to make a charitable donation in Lucy’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, that would be very much appreciated.

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MUNROE: DAVID BRUCE of NANAIMO

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David Bruce Munroe. David was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 6, 1967 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 17, 2016.
David is survived by his wife Nicole Munroe, his four children Amanda, Cailey(11), Kaylynn(9) and Kaden(6), his parents Bruce and Donna Munroe, and sister Melanie , son Jake Graham (Mitch Barisoff )
David died suddenly at the age of 49, he was a man with a big heart, who lived his life on his own terms. David had many friends who he was always willing to lend a hand when needed. David’s biggest pride and joy were his children, and he could always be seen on a sports field with them, watching movies, going for walks, reading bedtime stories, or just sitting and talking. His kids were his whole world. When David wasn’t working he would be at home with his family. He is loved and will be missed by many.

There will be a celebration of life which will be held Saturday April 2nd from 1pm to 4pm. Please pm Amanda Munroe or Nikki Olshanoski for directions.
To help his children in the future In lieu of flowers the family has set up a fundraising page
https://www.gofundme.com/7grdrndw

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EDE: Sheila of Sidney

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4**this isn’t so much obituary as a remembrance of my mom, my dad, and my step-dad, a glimpse into their lives as viewed through my own. the photo’s with sheila, bill, ted, and his girlfriend rose at a restaurant i worked at, circa 1991**

It was a beautiful sunny March 5th morning and a lovely day to bring my mom to, as they say, her final resting place.

Back in the late 80s she and my step-dad bought a piece of land (it was actually possible to do that in those days) and built their retirement home near a lovely little public beach. They later pragmatically downsized into a condo, and while I was visiting that condo one weekend (as I did over several years) they discussed where they would like their ashes to be distributed. Dad’s navy days, plus our time as a family living in the Bahamas, plus living on an island, all inspired ideas for offshore distribution. From a boat out at sea, perhaps? I forget the other ideas, but they finally settled on “our little beach.”

It wasn’t really “their” little beach, near the retirement home they built, it was a public beach. But they had moved from Alberta, and there was hardly ever anyone at that little beach, so it was particularly special. Later in life they weren’t able to traverse the rocky trail and the steep steps, or clamber over the misplaced logs – former living trees that fall off the barges taking them (and local jobs) to distant sawmills in foreign lands – but, it remained forever “our little beach.”

Sadly, as the years progressed, my mother distanced herself from me. A couple of years before she died she’d fallen and broken her jaw, and her personality changed noticeably after that. She went from being friendly and extroverted, to somewhat surly and quite antisocial, even denying her closest friend visits. I’m not sure what she saw, or didn’t see, in me that threatened or hurt her. I wasn’t able to be there for her at the end of her life because she specifically told me she didn’t appreciate my visits. It hurt, but I honoured her request and let her go as graciously as I could.

I was definitely there for my dad in his final year though. I helped him move into a small, friendly seniors’ facility and visited him every week with flowers. A special bond evolved between us, even through his dementia. By some miracle I was able to be at his bedside through his final hours, holding his hand and wondering if he could hear, in his semi-coma state, the lovely voice of my friend Pashta singing his spirit to freedom. I’ve written about that experience elsewhere … today I’d like to offer a little obituary for my mom, and my step-dad, and my birth father too, as I say another final goodbye to their bodies while holding onto the happy memories we’ve shared.

Sheila Kitching was born on May 1st, 1926 in Darlington, England. Sheila’s mother, my grandmother Mary, I’ve learned, worked setting tables in one of the big Downton Abbey-like mansions in Northern England. I recall also learning that Mary’s family had a post office of some sort and Mary would hike through the fields in her long dress and petticoats to deliver parcels and letters and in the process she met Bert Kitching, my grandpa. Bert worked on the trains. He and Mary eventually married, and raised Sheila plus her four brothers – Norman, Dennis, Raymond, and Stanley – in a small row house, kind of like a townhouse. They’re all deceased now, Sheila was the last to go.

Many years ago mom told me she forged my granddad’s signature so she could join the war effort when she was still slightly underage. She later denied that, so I don’t really know what the truth is. She was in the Royal British Air Force, though, and claims she was an airplane mechanic. I began to wonder about that when I was old enough to really think about what that would involve, and we got a flat tire and called Dad for help. But mom insisted she helped the mechanics fix the airplanes, for the war effort.

In her younger years Mom was a very beautiful, social, out-going, fun spirited and musical person. She told me stories about sneaking out of the camps when she was younger, with a girlfriend of hers, to go to the dances. Certainly the war, for women of that era (and for men too), was one of the only places they could find any freedom. Their other choices were to work in the factories (which mom did not want to do), or have babies.

Mom eventually did have babies, obviously … she met Ted Bandcroft in London after the war. Ted was a bus driver on the double deckers and mom’s job was to collect tickets from the passengers. The funny story is that Sheila suffered motion sickness so she’d signal to Ted whenever she needed to stop and deal with that particular challenge. I guess that experienced contributed to a bond between them.

The emigrated to Canada with my brother Maurice when he was about 8 years old, sometime in the late 1950s. Ted came first and travelled on the train across Canada. He decided to stop in Edmonton because he’d heard there was work there, and got a job driving a bakery truck. He later drove city bus, until he retired from that job later in life.

I was born in 1961, obviously it wasn’t a planned birth. My mom told me she’d been told she’d never have any more children after my brother was born, 12 years prior to me. So, I was a bit of a surprise. Maybe this unresolved disappointment (or however you want to describe what it would be like to be a 35 year old woman with an unexpected pregnancy) is what rose to the surface in those final years, who knows.

I remember riding on the city bus with dad in Edmonton now and then, but I especially enjoyed the mornings on the “Winnifred Stewart” bus, picking up the special needs kids and taking them to their school.

Mom and my Ted dad split up when I was about 6 or 7. I don’t really remember any details, just that dad didn’t come home anymore. Ted was very kind to me throughout my life, even though I didn’t often live in the same city as him. He always wrote to me, and telephoned when that became more accessible. I still have some of the postcards he sent to me when I was living in Manitoba, in Puerto Rico, and in the Bahamas.

My mom met Bill Ede at a dance and I was happy with my “Uncle Bill” too. One day early in their relationship, I remember, we were in Edmonton driving to go visit friends of Bill’s and mom said “what would you think if I married your Uncle Bill.” I said that sounded ok, and then she said that would mean we’d be moving. I didn’t really understand what that meant, I was only 8 or so, but I trusted them.

They were married on July 25th 1970 and I was there, in a little purple dress with white gloves and a hat. I inherited two more big brothers, John and Raymond, and their families which included, eventually, nieces and nephews.

Mom and Bill dad and I lived in Brandon Manitoba for about 2 years, the boys didn’t travel with us because they were all old enough to be living on their own. I made some really great friends in grade 4 in Brandon, so when it was time for the next move I was a little more hesitant because I knew it meant leaving those friends. But, we were going to Puerto Rico, and that sounded pretty cool. My friend Christine and I wrote letters to each other for many years, and later found each other on facebook. And, when we met up again in 2012 we discovered that we’re still really good friends, which is also pretty cool.

So my new dad, Bill, worked in the oil industry as a contractor. His work in Brandon, then Ponce, and then in Freeport (where we lived for 2.5 years) was about opening and closing “plants.” In those days the oil and gas industry was more a means to an end than an end in itself. It wasn’t until years later that I began to understand the extent of the environmental damage that oil and gas creates, it’s so much more now than it was in back then. Even way back in the mid 70s I remember we would have to scrub patches of oil off our feet after visiting beautiful and otherwise pristine beaches in Freeport, because of the spillage from the offshore oil rigs.

There were definitely some challenging times and difficult conversations, as I was growing as an activist for peace and environment. My birth dad, Ted, was very supportive of that work. He drove me to the Clayoquot Sound action camp in the early 90s, and spent time walking around the camp talking to people. He loved going to pow-wows, as did I, and we would talk about the plight of native people and the challenges ahead of us trying to keep the air and water clean, working for peace in world where war is waged for profit and oil.

With Bill, I learned to respect the work that he did in the “plants,” or factories as I later learned is a more accurate description of them. And I think Bill learned to understand my concerns, later in life. In his day they were providing energy to local communities across Canada in ways the world had never seen before. To people living in a cold nation, many of whom had grown up without electricity or central heating systems, this was nothing short of miraculous. During one of our conversations he agreed that what’s going on now, in the northern tarsands, where infrastructure is being massively expanded for the purpose of exporting bitumen offshore (for profit), is radically different than what he was working on. I recall him saying “it’s gone too far.” We agreed to meet there, and didn’t talk about it anymore.

Bill and Sheila and I moved from Freeport back to Edmonton in 1975 and again I had to say goodbye to friends and this time go back to a very cold snowy environment, quite different than the pre-teen years we’d spent in the sun and on the beaches! Bill had 40 acres near Fort Saskatchewan so, after a year in Edmonton living in the Dovercourt house of mom’s (at 12423-135 St, an address that has stuck in my brain since I was encouraged to memorize it as a kid), we moved out to the farm. I thought this was pretty cool because it meant I could have a horse, a love affair I’d begun while volunteering at a riding stable in Freeport. We lived in a little trailer while building a house on dad’s property, and eventually built a barn for the horses too. My brothers all helped build that house, and Mom and I did too.

I lived on the acreage until after high school, and then left for Vancouver in 1983. I made sure to bring the horses with me, it was a huge amount of work to care for them in the winter and I wouldn’t have left that with my mom and dad. I had acquired enough office and computer skills to land me a good job in Vancouver which, in retrospect, is darned lucky considering I had my two dependents with me! Ah, the impetuous confidence of youth ….

But this isn’t about me, except in the context of viewing my parents’ life through these eyes (which is really the only option we all have), so, back to their story. My dad Ted continued to communicate regularly with me, now we had better phone access and he enjoyed visiting me and my brother in Vancouver about annually. Mom and Bill built a machine shop on the back-40, they could see that the industry was growing all around them and it was a smart business decision to service some of that equipment. They sold the business and retired in the late 80s and moved to Vancouver Island, to build another beautiful home. They travelled quite a bit in those years, too. My dad Ted also enjoyed travelling.

It was an interesting time to be alive on the planet, for that generation. So many big changes … radio, tv, internet! They became devout patriots at a young age, fought in the big war, and ventured overseas without really understanding what they were coming to or whose land they were taking. For the most part, at least for my parents, they worked hard, earned their pensions, enjoyed socialized health care, and they all had a comfortable retirement.

As happens, they all also got older and older and older. I watched, as compassionately as I could, as their brains began to abandon them and their memories began to fade. I wasn’t able to be with my Ted dad as much as I would have liked to have been in his final years because I was a rather impoverished student and then working to establish a non-profit street newspaper (which ALL my parents contributed to, by the way, bless them). I also didn’t really understand the process of aging and dying. I did travel to see my dad about once a year, I was there for his 80th birthday party, and I was lucky to see him in the home his brother and my aunt, and Dad’s lady partner friend, had chosen for him and helped move him into. It took him a minute to recognize me, but when he did a big smile emerged. “Is that Janine?” he said. It was a precious moment and I began to realize this would likely be the last time I’d see him.

And it was. Mom broke the news a couple of weeks later that he had died. I’m so glad to have had that last visit with him, and I learned a big lesson. When it was time to care for Mom and Dad, I wanted to be there.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Mom decided she didn’t want me there. I fought that at first, sincerely believing (as I do to this day) that she was confused and misguided and that the efforts to estrange me were unfounded. But eventually I had to give up, and just let her go the way she wanted. She had been such a social butterfly, and in the end she was quite reclusive. Who knows what happens, right?

I was delighted, however, to see my Bill dad every week while he was in his final home. Dad seemed quite content … he had his own room, and I made sure he was comfortable there. I got permission from mom to bring a couple of beautiful paintings, got him a TV and the most comfortable chair imaginable. For his 90th birthday I contacted as many family and friends as I could and encouraged them to send cards or telephone. Of course many of them would have done that anyways, but I wanted to be sure Dad knew how much he was loved. I figured it was probably his last birthday, though I did encourage him to start thinking about his 91st!
It wasn’t long after his 90th birthday that Bill dad began to visibly decline. He no longer wanted to leave his room for the music sessions, whereas previously he’d absolutely loved those! He couldn’t remember what he’d had for breakfast, but he could reach for song lyrics he’d known since he was a boy in Croydon. He was an inspiration, for sure, and they loved him and his enthusiastic singing. That singing, by the way, was definitely a big part of my life growing up with he and mom. They sang all-the-time! It was usually mom who would instigate it, whatever tune came into her head, or she heard on the tv or radio, or saw something that triggered a memory, and next thing I knew the two of them would be singing up a storm. Many years ago they bought me a piano book with a bunch of their old songs, and I’d do my best to keep up with them as they sang ahead of my efforts to play them!

One day, a couple of weeks before he died, Bill dad asked me about Jesus. He said some people believe they’ll see him when they die, don’t they? We were never a family for regular churchgoing, but I have found spiritual strength and understanding through yoga and wiccan and buddhist teachings, so I told him that yes, some people believe that and if he wants to believe it too, he sure can. I assured him that, as I believe, wherever he’s going it’s a place full of music and love. I told him he’ll be able to see his family and friends there too, he’ll be surrounded by lots of love and warmth, and whatever he imagines, that’s where he’ll end up. That seemed to comfort him somewhat, and he began the slow march towards death. I’m really really glad I was there to help him cross over on his final day.

I remember reading somewhere that there’s the year we’re born and the year we die, but all of our life is contained within that little dash between those years. These are the dominant memories emerging as I say goodbye to my last parent, of course there is so much more. As my dad Ted said, though, “all we have, in the end, are our memories.” He’s right! So to make happy ones, to live a life truthfully and not to fear the darkness.

Lionel Philip (Ted) Bandcroft: April 21st 1924 – August 20th 2007
William John (Bill) Ede: February 15th 1925 – May 6th 2015
Sheila Kitching (Bandcroft) (Ede): May 1st 1926 – January 31st 2016

It feels different, now having parents. And especially, I think, because I don’t have children. Suddenly I feel “grown up” in a way I haven’t previously, even though the final years are so much different than the younger years when we can still call our parents to chat, and share our concerns, and seek guidance. Eventually, I suppose, we all learn to look within.

The morning I took mom’s ashes to the ocean I also sprinkled some wildflower seeds into pots on my balcony, those seeds will grow into flowers that will feed hummingbirds. Mom and Bill dad both loved birds, every house we lived in had several bird feeders. Mom made sure I knew that if you start to feed them through the winter, you must continue because the birds become dependent on the supply. She taught me a lot of good things, they all did.

Rest in peace, guys, I’ll be there too someday. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying life in the dash lane.

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Ameen: Parvaiz M of Prince Albert

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4Passed away unexpectedly in his home town, Haripur, on February 8th, 2016 in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Mamoona (Khan) for 39 years. Dearly loved father of Farsa Imran of Red Deer, Alberta, Sarah Iqbal (Waqas) of Sialkot, Hafsa Jatt (Talha) of Lahore, and Dilawar Aziz (Anna) of Flin Flon, BC. Dear brother of Aziz of Karachi, Ameen of Red Deer, Alberta and the late Sheena Ifthikar (Hassan). Also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Parvaiz will be sadly missed, he is an immense loss for family and friends but a priceless gain for heaven.

A private family funeral will be held in Haripur on a later date. A memorial will be held in Red Deer, AB in June 2016.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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SCOTT: Helen G. – of Medicine Hat, Alberta, formerly of Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2016

Scan0001Helen G. Scott (nee Taylor)

Born April 5th, 1920 in Toronto, Mom lived a long and fulfilling life filled with love. 96 Years…of which the last 6 although horrific, she suffered with dignity and humour.

Mom the story of your life is not written in a book. It is written in your children’s happiness, in their sense of self-worth and in the knowledge that we were loved. It will always be a part of us and it will make a difference. When people see our happiness in life they are reading the story of your love.

You have started the next chapter in your exceptional life. For those of us who are left behind it is hard to accept that you are gone but for everyone who ever knew you it was an amazing gift that you were here. You were not just my mother but my best friend and I will miss you every day of my life until we meet again. I don’t see you as gone but as having become a part of us all in this amazing universe. You felt each of us is connected to every person and every thing on this Earth, that we are in fact one divine organism having an infinite spiritual existence, striving for harmony. I feel the days will be a little less bright but the nights will be brighter by a star.

You always told me you were coming back as a duck because as a child not able to go to school you spent many hours at the Riverdale Zoo you appreciated how much freedom they had to come and go.   Recently I discussed with you that you might want to change to another species as I would be upset every hunting season. We laughed and you decided that the protected Loon that you always loved at Pigeon Lake Bobcaygeon would be a better choice.

Left to carry on your extraordinary spirit are your two children you were not supposed to have. Daughter HEATHER (DAVID PETRIE) Seven Persons, AB., Son BRADLEY (AGNES MENCZEL) Edmonton, AB. and most loved granddaughter MEREDITH PETRIE (MICHAEL PAGET) Calgary, AB.

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the 1920’s, forced to quit school at an early age because of blindness you became a strong, independent and courageous woman who defied the doctors when they told you “No Children”. While managing the Ryrie Birke’s Cafeteria in the 40’s even though your sight was severely limited, you watched a handsome young man come down the escalator for lunch every day. Your girls laughingly kept telling you to come out of the fog for the next half hour. When the fog lifted you were married to him June 24th 1950. A year later I hit the pavement and 3 and a half years later came my brother. A “Norman Rockwell” type of existence, East York in the 50’s was a wonderful community to grow up in and we had our cottage at Wasaga Beach every summer. The courage it took to handle us kids while blind and alone all week while Dad worked in the city was inspirational. An outside pump, no running water, an outhouse, a wood/coal stove was what you originally had to deal with along with kids who thought nothing of coming home dead late from a day long bicycle trip wondering why you were hysterical. THANK YOU MOM

Your sense of humour, laughter, love of family and music saw you through 96 years.

In 2003 at age 83 you were RUNNING up and down 3 flights of stairs in your 4 level split in Victoria Place Bobcaygeon. Due to circumstances and your blindness you decided to swallow your fear of “alien territory“ and move West to be close to your kids. You enjoyed Chinook Village and the great friends you made there including the staff.

Walking a mile a day unaided except for a guiding arm, at the age of 89 in 2009, life was good until your stroke while in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in January 2010. Unable to see, walk, swallow without thickener, moved by machine, spoon fed mush, this has been your plight for the past 6 years. In spite of the horrific situation you had to endure you never lost the essence of that which was Helen Scott. Serving your time with dignity, a sense of humour and Hugs `n` Smooches, I selfishly enjoyed every minute I was able to spend with you but it broke my heart to see you have to endure that indignity for so long at the end of your days.

Now you are no longer walking in darkness. You can greet your multitude of friends and family in the light for the first time. Not to say that you haven’t always looked at everyone you met directly in the eye. Inspiring them to be a better person just by observing the bravery and humour with which you faced life’s trials thrown at you. The Duke of Bedford Ian Russell (Woburn Abby, UK) shared this sentiment in one of his personal tapes to you as did your friend Florence McEachern, Lady Eaton’s daughter in their visits and letters.

Preceded in death by just about everyone you ever knew the transition party your lifelong girlfriends will throw you should be amazing. Dad, the love of your life (Winston J.I. Scott 1915-1995) won’t know how to handle you sighted as he had a hard time handling your energy when you were blind. You can imagine how I would like to hear the conversations you have with your Mom, Frankie Viola (Smith) and Dad, Percival Donald Taylor “Pops”, Platoon/District Chief, Toronto Fire Dept. and older brother Wm. Harper Taylor, sister in law Helen Lee(Hutchinson) and your companion after Dad passed Alfred M. Simpson (2009 age 91).

I would like to thank you Mom for the invaluable lessons you taught us over our lifetimes. “WASH YOUR HANDS” is the first that comes to mind. “Make the best with what you’ve got but don’t accept the status quo” is another. Always “LISTEN intently”, “Giving is infinitely better than getting”, “Mind your manners”, “Use common sense”, “Never let wealth and status impress you as actions speak louder than words”, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”. (Find and encourage those gifts that make each of us special: not star power, not intellectual prowess but the ineffable mystery and beauty of the heart.)

Practical with an abundance of common sense, a love of life, family and friends and the energy to put it to good use, you made a difference in the lives of many. Counsellor extraordinaire.

While at Chinook Village you told us not to mourn as you were ready to go. You had enjoyed an amazing life. Well I am afraid we will not be able to comply with that request as the world is a lesser place without you in it.

A memorial with friends and family will be held in Medicine Hat at a date to be announced. Mom is on her way home to Bobcaygeon. Memorial service will take place at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES – MONK CHAPEL, Bobcaygeon on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm, and interment in Verulam Cemetery starting at 2:00 PM. Please no flowers. If you wish to honor my mother’s memory she would be so pleased if you could make a donation to the David Sheldrick Foundation, an elephant orphanage doing amazing work in Kenya with orphaned baby elephants and black rhinos or Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay Ontario.

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COULTER: Marlene of Foxboro

Posted by on March 17, 2016

Coulter, Marlene (nee Briscoe) – suddenly at home on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Coulter. Loving mother of Stephen (Melanie) of Calgary, Suzanne (Russell) Doxtator of Frankford and Nancy Coulter (Peter Wilson) of Campbellford. Cherished grandmother of Aaron (Elyse), Adam, Matthew, Liam, Nicole (Jesse), George, Henry and David. Marlene is survived by her sisters, Beverley (Robert) Topping, Brenda Larsen and Cheryl Rendell. She is fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law, June Sine and Thelma Coulter and by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Amos & Ilene Briscoe.

A Memorial Service celebrating Marlene’s life will be held at Emmanuel United Church, 458 Ashley Street, Foxboro on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 1:00 until the time of service and again following the service, during a reception in the church hall. Private inurnment at Victoria Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to Emmanuel United Church or to the charity or your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

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