Sanders: Michelle Ginette of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2016

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McCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 9, 2016

mcclure-joan-croppedMcCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away at the Chateau Gardens, Parkhill. Joan was the daughter of Jack Donnelly and Belva Topping.  She was predeceased by her husbands Sandy Auchterlonie (1953) and Gerald Stone (1998), she is survived by her husband David McClure.  Joan was predeceased by her son Gary (2013) and is survived by 3 daughters Jennifer Kennedy (Larry), Catherine Stone, Deborah Stone and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stone.  Joan is remembered by her grandchildren Cassandra Gilbert (Jason), Adam Kennedy (Kandy), Christie Kennedy (Roger Beaumier), Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), Ashley Bower (Sean) and Joanie Gulka, and great-grandchildren Julian, Cody, Serena, Dustin, Dagan, Rosalie and Madalyn Joan Kennedy, Charlie Beaumier, Summer Kennedy, Talin and Mason Bower.  She is survived by step-children Matthew McClure (Diana Coulter), Sarah McClure, Susan McClure (John Cameron), Molly McClure (Michael Doyle) and 7 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Duncan, Liam, Roan, Magdalena, Fiona and Timothy.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend followed by a gathering at the Huron Woods Clubhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family remembers with heartfelt thanks all the warm hearted angels who cared for Joan at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Condolences at

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FORSBLOOM: Wayne of Mill Bay, Vancouver Island Formerly of Calgary,Alberta

Posted by on November 5, 2016


June 10, 1943- October 11, 2016
Wayne Forsbloom passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, at the age of 73.
He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sandra with whom he shared 53 wonderful years; son Derek (Bonnie) Forsbloom, their children Tori and Camryn; daughter Dana (Darren) Niblock, their children Zaya (Connor) Etheridge and Taeva; son Todd (Dana) Forsbloom, their children Jude and Jet; son Dean (Twila) Forsbloom, their son Levi. He will also be missed by his sisters Joanne (Roddy) McKay and Sandy Forsbloom.
Wayne’s faith in his creator was instilled from infancy. He dedicated his life to Jehovah on September 5, 1943 in Vernon BC. He had complete faith in God’s promise of a resurrection to a paradise earth as promised at John 5:28,29.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be help at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 5 at the Calgary Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2900 14th Avenue NE Calgary, AB.
We would like to thank all the caregivers and staff (nurses and doctors) at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Chemainus Health Care Centre who were so kind. Special thanks to Dr. Masuda and some really special nurses who went above and beyond.

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COOPER: Tyler James Bruce

Posted by on October 31, 2016

tyler-cooper-photoCooper: Tyler James Bruce
Passed away suddenly at the age of 32 years on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Red Deer, Alberta. Tyler was the proud and loving father of Chandler Bradley and Carter. Beloved son of Brad and Debra Cooper. Brother of Shawn Cooper, Chris (Hollie) Cooper and Adam (Sara) Cooper. Uncle Tyler of Logan Johnny Cooper. Grandson of Ruth Cooper. Predeceased by his grandparents Bruce Cooper, and Mabel and Tom Dearden. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on DATE from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on DATE at 11 a.m. Reception will follow at Rockton Fair Hall, 812 Old Hwy. #8, Rockton, ON. Donations for a trust to be set up for Chandler and Carter, care of Debra Cooper, would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at

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OSBORNE: Allan Hugh of Plainfield, Ontario

Posted by on October 24, 2016

Osborne, Allan Hugh – (owner of Fireplace Specialties, Shady Ridge Stock Farms and developer of Hearth Stone Ridge Estates) peacefully at his home, surrounded by family on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 in his 68th year.  Son of Dr. William Osborne of Kingston and the late Donna (nee Cook) Osborne.  Loving father of Sam (Darcy) Osborne of Consecon, Matt (Heidi) Osborne of Calgary, Ben (Theresa) Osborne of Plainfield and Megan (Hans) Luu of Calgary.  Proud grandfather of Madison, Parker, Hannah, Emily, Jake, Reese, Adelaide and Oliver.  Allan is survived by his brothers, John (Judy) Osborne of Kingston, and Donald (Dianne) Osborne of Napanee.  He is also remembered by his friend and the mother of his children, Kate Firstbrook and by cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-9687-2273) on Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m.  Private inurnment of cremated remains will talk place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Kingston and at Hillview Cemetery, Woodstock.

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

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SCHILBE, Hubert Datars of Zurich, age 88

Posted by on October 19, 2016

schilbe-hubert-0SCHILBE:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Hubert Datars Schilbe of Zurich, age 88.  Best Friend and husband of 66 years to Marjorie “Marge” Mae (Merner) Schilbe of Zurich.  Loved father and father-in-law of Richard and Brenda Schilbe of Bayfield, Donna and Jim Hoffman of Dashwood, Wayne and Jody Schilbe of Calgary.  Cherished grandpa of Jason Schilbe of Zurich and companion Sharla Moore, Krista and Avi Narula of London, Kelly and Ryan Gilmore, Jamie Hoffman and fiancée Leslie Lennox all of Grand Bend, Brenton and Amanda Hoffman of Toronto, Nicholas Schilbe and Jenna Regier of Hensall, Amy Schilbe of Vancouver.  Treasured great-grandpa of MacIntyre Schilbe, Hallee Schilbe, Kai Narula, Kiran Narula, Taylor Gilmore, Kaitlyn Gilmore, Grayson Gilmore and Justin Hoffman.  Dear brother-in-law of John Teevins of Grand Bend, Robert and Elizabeth Merner, Larry and Louise Merner all of Zurich and Joanne Merner of London.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Milfred and Laura (Datars) Schilbe, step-mother Vera (Dedels) Schilbe, great-grandson Avery Narula, brother Ray Schilbe and his wife Audrey, sisters Doreen Tieman and her husband Russell, Sheila Teevins, brothers-in-law Bill Merner, Arnold Jr. Merner and his wife Elaine and sister-in-law Donna Merner.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.  Hubert was a 30 + year Fireman on the Zurich Fire Department, a long time member of the Zurich Lions Club and the Zurich Minor Athletics Association.  He was an active member and tolled the church bells at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich for many years.  Hubert and Marge spent many winters in Pelican Harbour Estates, Punta Gorda, Florida, where they made many lifelong friends. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer Society, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the M.S. Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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HILLMAN: Mrs. Ruth (nee Axson), of St .Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on October 13, 2016

ruth-hillman-001HILLMAN, Mrs. Ruth (nee Axson), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Ronald P. Hillman.  Dearly loved mother of Jacqueline Swindall (Steven), Robert Hillman (Mary-Ellen), Joanne Mizon (Don), and Jan Hillman, all of St. Thomas, Raymond Hillman (Elaine) of Calgary, AB, and Judy Brown (Daniel) of Maine, USA.  Dear sister of Frank St. Pierre (late Annette) of Espanola, and the late Carl Axson (Helen of St. Thomas), late Edward Axson, and late Fred Axson.  Also fondly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  Loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Born in Espanola, ON, July 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late William Axson and late Lena (nee St. Pierre) Axson Hradowyj.  She formerly worked at Brazed Parts, St Thomas.  Ruth was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, the 55+ Club, Port Stanley, and the Independent Order of Foresters.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Ruth’s life at the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, 225 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Campbell; Clifford Dale of Markdale formerly of Nova Scotia resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on October 6, 2016

Campbell; Clifford Dale

After a short battle, with his family by his side, Dale passed at Residential Hospice Grey Bruce on Thursday, October 6, 2016 of Markdale in his 71st year. Beloved husband of 47 years to Jessie(nee Aitken). Loving father of Michelle(Helena Briand) of Ajax. Dear brother of Bill Campbell of Nepean and brother in-law of Shelia Flear of Markdale. Loved and remembered as uncle to Janet(Rob) Stewart of West Virginia, Scott(Laurie) of Alberta, Donald Flear of Markdale and Barbara Stevens of England. Fond memories by childhood friend Leonard Reese of Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by his parents Clifford and Janet and step-mother Flo Campbell. Dale came to Ontario in 1960 from Nova Scotia and worked most of his life at Northern Telecom/Nortel. He enjoyed his time as a member of the Markdale Seniors Club, fishing and the hours spent at the Glendale Yacht Club at William’s Lake. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Saturday, October 8 from 1:00pm until the time of celebration at 3:00pm. Cremation to follow with interment in Berkeley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Residential Hospice Grey Bruce Chapman House or the Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca888-924-2810

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CLIMIE, Gisele of Sarnia

climie-webCLIMIE, GISELE – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 05, 2016, Gisele “Sally” (Mantha) Climie, age 87 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William N. Climie (2002) and dear mother of Gary (Lynn), Sally Rose (Robert), Bruce ((Carolyn), William, Kathleen, Valerie (Dana) and cherished grandmother of Jason (Erika), Robert, Christopher (Jessybell), Kevin, Stephen, Lisa (Grant), Scott (Kayla), Michelle, Heather, great-grandmother of Joseph, Haley, Paige and Corbin. She was predeceased by her brothers Giles and Vital Mantha. She really enjoyed her social life with friends at Twin Lakes Terrace. Memorial services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral beginning at 10:00 prior to the service. Cremation has taken place and entombment of mom’s ashes will be Resurrection Cemetery. Charitable donations made to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

“The Climie family wishes to thank the entire staff at Twin Lakes Terrace for their wonderful and compassionate care of our mother”

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MOLITOR: Catharine “Cathy” Ann of London

Posted by on October 2, 2016

On Saturday, October 1st 2016, Catharine “Cathy” Ann Molitor passed peacefully with family at her side. Cathy was predeceased by loving parents, Andy and Betty Molitor. She was a caring sister to Jane Pierce and Patty (Jack) Parker. Special aunt to Tracy (Phillip), Sarah (Hans), Nathan (Aleks) and Nicole (Greg). Beloved great aunt to Nafeasa, Ava, Tyrel, Tariq, Xander, Nashiah, Malakai, Benjamin, Evelyn, Jaclyn and Ellis. Cathy attained her bachelor of arts from McMaster University and was a devoted social worker. She treasured life, traveling, tending her garden visiting Lake Huron and fostering kittens. Cathy was known for her warmth and kindness toward animals. In lieu of a funeral and visitation, family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date in honour of Cathy’s wishes. If desired, donations may be made to Animal Aide of St. Thomas Elgin and condolences may be left online at



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WILSON: Richard Everett of Belleville

Posted by on September 30, 2016

Wilson, Richard Everett – peacefully at The Bridge Hospice, Warkworth on Thursday, September 29th, 2016, in his 80th year. Son of the late Gordon and Dorothy Wilson. Beloved husband of Evelyn Ileen Wilson (nee Parrott). Dear father of Richard Wilson of Belleville, Harold (Jodie) Wilson of Edmonton, Alberta, Robert (Kerrie) Wilson of Campbellford, Will (Dawn) Wilson of Plainfield. Grandfather of Abigail, Joshua and Kirstie. Richard is survived by 2 brothers, 1 sister and predeceased by 1 sister. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Community Church, 679 Dundas Street West, Belleville on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. There will be a private interment of ashes at Victoria Cemetery, Plainfield.

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

If desired, memorial donations to The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth or Bibles for Missions would be appreciated.

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SEMAKA: Stephanie Semaka of Edmonton Formerly of Vilna, Smoky Lake, Edmonton

Posted by on September 23, 2016


Semaka, Stephanie (nee Lysak)
January 27, 1927 – September 7, 2016
It was with great sadness that we said goodbye, in a private family ceremony, to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Dan (Sonya), and their children Steven and Derek, Debbie (Rico) and their children, Ryan (Maria) and great grandchild Remy, and Jenna (Graham), Darlene (Ted) and her children Katrina and Leeza. Stephanie was predeceased by her husband, Steve, her brother Walter, and son David.
A special thank-you to the kind and caring staff at Dickensfield.
Love you forever, Remember you always.

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MARTIN: Helen Elizabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on September 19, 2016

newspaper-picPeacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 Helen Elizabeth Martin passed at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Boe Martin (1984) and Leroy Weber (2012). Dear mother of Basil (Jeanette) Martin, Sam Martin, Pam (Irv) Burgett, Leanna Martin and Shirley Wendels. Cherished grandmother of Basil, Bob, Buck, Samantha, Shelby, Sarah, Hillary, Jonathan, Matthew and Maddison. Great- Helen to Montanna, Halie and Halston. Survived by her siblings Roy (Kay) Wardell and Ila Herrington.

Predeceased by her parents Norman and Margaret Wardell and her brothers Allan, Ross, Jim and Lorne Wardell.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences and donations may be left online at

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STONE, Lillian Estella (Read) of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on September 14, 2016
lillian-stoneSTONE, Lillian Estella (Read)

Peacefully at the St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville, with her family by her side, on Wednesday September 14th, 2016.  Lillian (Read) of Brockville age 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Keith Stone. Loving mother of Margo Stone (Sharon) of Brockville, Lynne Kover (Ken) of Alberta, Beth LaSalle (Jerry), Joanne Gudmundsson (Stefan) and Jeff Stone (Cindy) all of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dear daughter of the late William and Margaret (Beattie) Read. Dear sister of the late John, Guy, William, Edith, Florence and Athalie. Also missed by sister-in-law Gwen Shields, dear friend Donna Worden and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Saturday September 17th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Read’s Cemetery. In memory of Lillian donations to the Read’s Cemetery. St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolences may be sent on line at


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Wilson: William Ewan age 77 of Dresden

Posted by on September 14, 2016

stock0000001aWILSON: On September 13, 2016 William Ewan Wilson passed away at age 77, after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beth (Butler), three sons Andrew (Andrea), Geoff (Svenja) and Scott (Meg), eight grandchildren Alex, Simon, Evelyn, Graham, Maeve, Glenn, Russell and Jude, one sister, Elizabeth, one brother Alistair, mother-in-law Blanche Butler, and several sisters/brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brother Robert and sister Jane.

Upon graduation in 1967, Ewan began his teaching career at the newly built Lambton Kent Composite School, where he taught biology and environmental sciences, inspiring many students to pursue careers in these fields.  He then became vice principal at Wallaceburg District Secondary School and Chatham Kent Secondary School, before returning to LKCS as principal.  After a career of 30 years in education, he retired as principal from WDSS.

Many thanks to those special caregivers at Meadow Park Nursing Home, CKHA and Bayshore who kept Ewan smiling throughout his illness.

Visitation will take place at Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Saturday September 17, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Blackburn Cemetery, A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County or Dresden Food Bank. Online condolences and donations may be made at

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TEDFORD: Marilyn June of Smiths Falls and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on September 13, 2016

mtedfordyoungTedford, Marilyn June– Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in her 84th year.  Daughter of the late George and Dorothy Gimblett.  Beloved wife of the late Rodger Tedford.  Loving mother of Virginia (Robert) Okum of Chantry, Garth (Candy) Tedford of Calgary, Cathy (Mike) DeGrace of Kingston, Karen (Paul) Robinson, John (Wanda) Tedford, both of Quinte West and Allan (Rachel) Tedford of Tweed.  Marilyn is fondly remembered by 20 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Marilyn is survived by her brother, George (Joyce) Gimblett and her sisters, Dorothy (the late Herb) Henry and Margaret (Barry) Greensides all of Peterborough.  Aunt Marilyn will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).  A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial Donations to Parkdale Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark Leeds and Grenville would be appreciated by the family.

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BRYCE: Heather of Edmonton

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Heather Bryce April 12/1957
Heather Bryce passed suddenly at the age of 59 on June 18-2016. She was survived by her husband Gary, son Ian and daughters Wendy (Scott), Crystal (Phil),Sabrina and her grand children Austin, Teyden, Will, Nate, Avrlynn, Colin’s and Reilly. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family, Heather had a heart of gold and was always their for others. Her lifelong career of working with children will never go unforgotten A celebration of life was held in honour of Heather on June 24/2016.

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BADOUR: Marta (Marti) of Sechelt Formerly of Winnipeg, MB

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Marta Badour (nee Pastuszenko) born April 11, 1924 passed away peacefully in Sechelt, BC on August 7, 2016. At 92 yrs of age, Marta is pre-deceased by her siblings John, and Anne, and her two children, Glennis and Garnet (Garry). She will be sadly missed by her siblings, Olga, Eva, and Raymond, and their children, her grandchildren, Jeff, Angie, Christina and Rob, her great grandchildren, Rachel, Raynen, Corson, Leif and Celeste, and never to be forgotten, by those truly long-time important and close to her; Louise, Jean, Brownie and Kay. A Service will be held Friday, Sept 9, 2016 at 2pm in Port Coquitlam, BC.

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ROSCH: Helen of Princeton, BC Formerly of Burnaby BC, Princeton BC, Edson, Alta

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Helen Joyce [Claridge] ROSCH was born on 29 July, 1919 in Edson Alberta – lived a difficult but rewarding life – and early in the morning of June 22, 2016 she slipped quietly away into peace. Helen was predeceased by her mother Annie Marie [Burnell] in 1959, her father George Claridge in 1969, and three husbands; Louis Kuhn; Rudolph Petschl; and Willie [Wilhelm] Rosch.

She was an only child, spending her early years on the Alberta Homestead, learning to love nature in all its glory, including the animals, but loving horses most of all. As a teenager in rural Burnaby BC, on her horse Rex, she rode the bush trails up and around Burnaby Mountain with a small shovel and a hemp sack, bringing home trees and bushes that she liked. Her father planted the young trees along the fence lines and around the house, and he lined both sides of the long farm lane with them.

After raising her children and working as an LPN, prison matron and in psychiatric care, she retired to raise Arabian horses in the Similkameen Valley on a place she called “Hide-Away Villa Ranch”.

In 2001 a broken hip brought a halt to cleaning barns, as well as walking and riding the hills and meadows she loved. She moved to level ground in Tulameen, and two years later to a house on her son Edward’s nearby property, where she lived with her beloved cats until her final move to Ridgewood Lodge, in Princeton BC.

Despite being a single parent for much of her adult life, she was a strong, resourceful, and fiercely loving mother, who with limited help, and a tenacity seldom seen in others, successfully raised her sons through rough and tough times. She taught her sons the two important lessons in life, that nothing is impossible if you really want it, and that love is the most important thing in the world.

Helen will be sorely missed by her three sons; David [Muriel], Philip [Barbara], Edward [Leanne], six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her family wishes to thank the staff of Ridgewood Lodge, Princeton, BC, for the thoughtful care and attention that she received while she tarried there. Helen’s final wish was to be cremated, and she did not want a service of remembrance. Friends and acquaintances who wish to honour her memory; please, plant a tree in her name.

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen of Ottawa Formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge. Mary passed away on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and was raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay, Mary was often referred to as “Nellie”.

Mary is survived by her daughters Michele, Kimberley, Tammy, Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princess Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita.

Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!

She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us, leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

Mary was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, she fought hard to stay with us.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.

Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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HODGSON: Timothy of Kelowna Formerly of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Timothy Dane Hodgson born June 11, 1968 died July 6, 2016 of heart failure peacefully in his sleep. Tim loved being a father and is survived by his three children Anika Ella Rose Hodgson, Quest Albert Mathew Hodgson and Tylan Erin Danielle Lahti, and two stepchildren Brett Gordon Alan Thomas and Klaya Deborah Isabella Hodgson. He will be greatly missed by his loving life partner John Dumbovic. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother and best friend Trevor Hodgson, sister Tanis Lattanzio (Hodgson) her husband Michael and their sons Alexander and Marco, sister Tabatha Vose, and also his father Garry Hodgson and his wife Anne-Margaret Vose. Tim is predeceased by his beloved mother Barbara MacKinnon (Rothery). At only 48 years of age Tim was still young but lived a full life. Tim was friendly, charming and always had a smile to share. Tim laughed often and made people laugh often. He was always calm under pressure and seldom got angry or lost his temper. Tim enjoyed games and sports, and was particularly talented at chess, Tetris (he completed Tetris), hockey and golf. With an abundance of luck, an amazing intelligence, a natural athleticism and a competitive fire he was hard to beat. He was a good winner and a respectful competitor in defeat. He played ball hockey at the highest level and was honoured to compete in provincial and national championships. Golf was Tim’s passion. He was a scratch golfer and he played in a couple of professional qualifying tournaments. Though he wasn’t able to put together his best game on the right day he never gave up hope of playing golf professionally. Professionally, Tim was a charismatic food server of the highest quality who enjoyed interacting with customers and eventually rose into food and beverage management. He had plans to work in Las Vegas, and of becoming a general manager of a golf course, but he was most happy when charming people while serving them. Tim had no shortage of love and loved ones in his life. He was a good, loyal friend to many and was generally well liked. Tim will be missed by family, friends and loved ones but never forgotten. Tim’s celebration of life will be held July 31, 2016 at Kelowna Springs Golf Course for details check “In Loving Memory of Tim Hodgson” on Facebook.

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SULLIVAN: Evelyn Joan Burgess of Beaverton Formerly of Toronto, Pickering

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4SULLIVAN, Betty (nee Burgess) – June 21, 1931 – May 27, 2013 Betty Sullivan passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on May 27, 2013 after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
Loving daughter of Mel Burgess and Nettie Trivett, dear sister of Marjorie Kennedy and Carole Calisa. Cherished wife of the late Royce Howard Sullivan. Beloved mother to Patti Andrus, Guy Sullivan, Steve Sullivan and Sandi Sullivan. Amazing Granny to Casey Sullivan, Melodie and Wade Andrus, Steven Sullivan and Crystal Stewart. Great Granny to Owen and Tyson Sullivan, Bryce and Bradley Franz, Taylor Tomlinson, Kailin and Rylie Sullivan.
Betty will be sadly missed by her extended family and community. The family would like to thank all the staff at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton for their never ending care and support. The family will receive friends at the MCEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax), 905-428-8488, from 10-11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Pickering Animal Services would be appreciated –

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BRADY: Helen of Strathroy

Posted by on August 31, 2016

20160831_173449On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at Meadow Park, London; Helen Myrlene Brady ( nee Burdon) of Strathroy passed away in her 80th year. Dear wife of the late Allan Brady (2003). Survived by her niece Lyne (Norm) Culbert of London, brother Bill of Calgary and brother-in-law Ross Scott of Strathroy.

Predeceased by her parents William and Merle Burdon, sister Evelyn and brothers Harold and John Arthur. Helen will be missed by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences and donations may be left online at

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WHITE: Todd Raymond

Posted by on August 30, 2016

WHITE: Todd Raymond

Passed away suddenly in Calgary, AlbTodd Obiterta on Thursday August 25, 2016. Todd White of Norwood in his 44th year. Todd was a dedicated truck driver for Tri-Land Environmental for 10 years. He is loved and missed by his loving wife Becky (nee Bennett) and his two cherished sons Chase and Shoal. Also missed by his parents Raymond & Mary, sisters Rebecca Tobin (Kenneth) of Mississauga, Shelly White of Ottawa, Tammy Geisbrecht (Dave) of Oshawa and by his brother Shawn White (Nikki) of Brampton. Dear Uncle of Raena, Kendel, Georgia, Carissa, Jessica, Abigail, Nicholas, Chloe and Great Uncle of Marcus. Todd is lovingly remembered by his Mother-in-law Margaret Bennett and his brothers and sisters-in-law Laverne Hamacher (Keith), Andy Bennett (Monica), Melvina Anstey (Cordell), Brian Bennett, Jackie Cormier (Ricky), Sharon Cormier (Danny), Karen Bray (Lorenzo) and several nieces and nephews. He is also fondly remembered by his best friend Steve Carter (Mandy) of Norwood and by so many of his trucking buddies across Ontario. Predeceased by his father-in-law Gerald Bennett. A Celebration of Todd’s Life will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL on Friday September 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM with memories shared at 2:30 PM. A reception will follow in the R.C. Legion Br. #300. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to SickKids Hospital, Toronto as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at or by calling 705-639-5322.

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DEXTER: Mary Lorraine (nee Hanley) of Belleville

Posted by on August 26, 2016

Dexter, Mary Lorraine (nee Hanley) – April 11, 1961 – August 25, 2016.  With the help of Dr. Francis, Dr. Ashworth and especially Dr. Harle, Lorraine fought a 14 month battle with cancer.  She passed away in her sleep, surrounded by her family at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital on Thursday, August 25th 2016 in her 56th year. Lorraine Dexter, loving daughter of Monica Hanley (nee Taylor) of Read and the late Joseph Hanley.  Beloved wife of David Dexter of Belleville.  Loving mother of James Dexter (Michelle LaPalme) of Ottawa. Dear sister of Barry Hanley of Edmonton, Robert Hanley of Whitby, Richard Hanley of Read and Peter (Lori) Hanley of Amherstview.  She is fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family.  The family extend their thanks to the folks at the Cancer Clinic, KGH, St. Mary’s of the Lake and to angels, Ingrid and Brooke.

A celebration of Lorraine’s Life will be held at a future date.

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

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