Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

SKELTON, Cathy (Cookie) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2nd, 2018. Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley). Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie. Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken. Pre-deceased by parents Russ and Pearl Laycock, sister Betty Hayward and brothers Max, Martin, Bill and Ted. 

Employed 38 years at GE/Black & Decker and 11 years at Johnson Controls. Recent employee of Casino Rama and devoted volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and  Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions.

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and travelling near and far with family and closest girlfriends. Cathy also took great joy in participating in the lives of her grandchildren, whether it was trips to the zoo, taking them to lessons or work, she loved spending every minute she could with them.  Cathy’s overwhelming, generous and devoted support to her family & friends will be greatly missed. 

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ivy Orange Hall, 5099 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through peacefultransition.ca In lieu of flowers donations to the RVH and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GRANT: Donna of Sundre Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Donna Grant at the age of 71. Donna will be greatly missed by her husband of 52 years Robert; her children, John (Amaya), Diane and Dennis (Crystal); her grandchildren Natalie (Adam), Shea, Delaney and Lexi; her two great-grandchildren Sophie and Emmett; her sister Diane(Steve) and numerous extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held on January 6, 2018 10am.- 4pm. at the Sundre Royal Canadian Legion, 135 6 Street SE, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the Sundre Royal
Canadian Legion or your local SPCA

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GRIFFIN: Ray of Surrey, BC Formerly of Vancouver,BC

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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It is with tremendous sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Son, Husband, and Friend, Raymond Michael Griffin. He is survived by his wife Kristine, daughters Victoria, Natalie, Danica, and baby on the way as well as his Mother Muriel, Father John, sister Theresa and many other extended family. Ray deeply loves his family and friends, and will be remembered as a kind and big hearted family man who was loved by all. Ray we love you and will never forget you. Until we meet again.

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MAUL: Emanuel Jorgen of Cochrane

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Emanuel Jorgen Maul, or “Mr. Maul” as many knew him by, passed away on December 14th, 2017, at the age of 69. He was the third child of Marie and Egon Maul, and was born on September 11th, 1948 in Vildbjerg, Denmark. In 1972, Mr. Maul arrived in Canada making it his new home for the next 45 years.

Mr. Maul had a passion for cars and eventually became the president and owner of Heritage Auto Sales Ltd, making his mark on the Calgary auto industry. He was involved in many different sports car organizations and loved to show off his skills on the track, especially competing against his corvette friends.

His life was always fast and furious, his laughter contagious, and his heart full of immense generosity for his family and friends.

Mr. Maul is survived by his wife, Remy; children, Willy and Sonja; son-in-law, Braden; daughter-in-law, Jenelle; and his precious grandson, George. Mr. Maul will also forever be remembered by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

A funeral service in memory of Mr. Maul will take place on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Cochrane Cemetery located at Range Road 42, Cochrane, AB. A church service and reception will follow at 4:00 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church located at 210 10 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB.

In place of flowers, those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Mr. Maul to the Alberta Cancer Foundation,www.albertacancer.ca.

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NYCHOLAT: Margaret Victoria of Sylvan Lake

Posted by on December 30, 2017

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Nycholat, Margaret Victoria, (1942-2017, Age 75).
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt on December 24th 2017 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital.

Marge was born at the family farm near Rose Valley, SK on April 24th, 1942. Predeceased by her parents, Jim and Molly Nycholat and brother Doug Nycholat. Marge will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sister Marie (Leo) Leonard, brother Don (Carol) Nycholat, daughter Bridgette Duniece, grandchildren Trinity and Draeden, son Den (Cindy) Girard and grandchildren Emily and Kamryn, along with many other relatives and friends. A special thank you to the staff at Bethany Sylvan Lake, who helped Marge enjoy daily living and activities over the past 3 years.

All who knew and loved Marge are invited to a Catholic Funeral Mass to be held in her name on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 1:00pm with Pastor Father Les Drewicki at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 5033-47A Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB.

She brought sunshine and happiness to all who knew her and a small reception with refreshments will follow mass at the church gathering area for family and friends to remember Marge.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Marge to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate

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MARTIN: Douglas Valentine of Cannifton

Posted by on December 22, 2017

Martin, Douglas Valentine – peacefully at E J McQuigge Lodge on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, in his 98th, year. Son of the late David and Evelyn Martin. Beloved husband of the late Mary Gladys Martin (nee-Pyear). Dear father of Stephen (Virginia) Martin of Waterloo and Linda (Glen) Carson of Corbyville. He is also survived by his daughter-in- law, Betty Martin, of Belleville. He is predeceased by one son David Martin. Douglas is predeceased by his brothers and sisters and lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Loving grandfather of Darryl (Karen) Martin of Inverary, Denise Martin of Belleville and Lee (Nicole) Martin of Corbyville, Shane Martin of Calgary, Susan (Paul) Dunk of Waterloo and Stacey (Tom) O’Connor of Calgary, Jamie Carson of South Korea and Kristen Carson of Ottawa. Dear great grandfather of Luke, Sarah, Brady, Jacoby, Caleb, Rebecca, Isaiah and Nijel.

A Memorial service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville on Thursday, December 28th, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until service time. Following the service a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre.

Inurnment will take place at Victoria Cemetery in the spring time. If desired, Memorial donations to the Gideon Bibles or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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BREEN, John Robert of Zurich formerly of Calgary, age 69

Posted by on December 18, 2017

BREEN:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, John Robert Breen of Zurich, formerly of Calgary, age 69.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Dianne and Ken Clarke of RR 3, Zurich and Bruce and Karen Breen of Exeter.  Proud and loving uncle of Julie and Gino, Ange and Garrett. Special great-uncle of Kennett (his little monkey).  Remembered by Ryan Garton. Predeceased by his parents Robert Peveral and Helen Delene (Tree) Breen.  At John’s request, cremation has taken place.  No formal services to be held at this time.  Interment with his parents Hensall Union Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Blue Water Rest Home or Blessings Community Store/Foodbank would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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SHEARD, Richard Charles “Ric”

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Richard C. Sheard

July 31, 1953 – December 4, 2017

Richard (Ric) Sheard passed away in the arms of his family in Barrie Ontario on the evening of December 4 2017. He was taken by cancer.  Ric will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 46 years Judy Sheard, his son Eddie Sheard, his daughter Belinda Bailey and her partner Jim as well as Ric’s grandchildren Dylan, Chrystal, Robert, Jessica, Travis, Jesse and Hailey and his great granddaughter Justice. Ric was the beloved brother to Bob Wiggins and wife Nadia, Susan Sheard, Bobbie Sheard and wife Lauranne, Kathy Cooney and husband Jim and his brother-in-law Ed husband of Ric’s late sister Linda Aukema. Ric will also be missed by all of his nieces and nephews and friends.

Ric’s trucking handle was “The Dirty Dozen”. He drove truck all over North America and through the Rocky Mountains before they were safe to travel and drove the ice roads before they were safe enough to be on television.  He was fearless. He frequently provided aid and  comfort to accident victims and lost friends to mountain driving.  He trained others to drive truck and  helped set guidelines for safer trucking practices. The Dirty Dozen is blazing new trails now.

Ric lived life with joy and passion and accepted all that life brought him, whether good or bad. He loved completely. He travelled, he drove fast and well. He saw beauty in life. He laughed and sang. Ric left a mark on everyone he met. He encouraged everyone to find their strength and live life without regret.  He was larger than life. He was a protector, a teacher and a guide. A Gentle giant has fallen and his footprints can never be filled.

The Memorial will be held this Saturday December 9 at 2:00 pm followed by a luncheon at Orillia Kingdom Hall, 519 Laclie Street, Orillia.  There will also be a celebration of life in January 2018.  Details will be provided once they are confirmed.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe at www.hospicesimcoe.ca/donating/ or call 705-722-5995  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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PALYLYK (FROESE): Leona May Marie of Surrey Formerly of Pincher Creek

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Leona died peacefully in her sleep on November 9, 2017 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC after a 5 years struggle with dementia. Leona was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta to parents Ella and Bruno (Buck) Froese on July 11, 1949.

Leona graduated from Matthew Halton Community School in 1967, then travelled west to Vancouver to further her education at what was then UBC’s Biological Technician laboratory. While in Vancouver, she met and married Richard (Rick) Palylyk with whom she had 3 children. Leona and Rick raised Siberian Huskies for show and racing, taking their team of sled dogs across BC, Washington State and Idaho before parting ways in 1985. As early participants in “Superdogs” (an event that occurs to this day at the PNE), she helped in bringing canine sports to a wider audience. Leona went on to meet Leonard (Len) Boscoe who moved from Edmonton to live in Surrey, BC with her and her children. Leona raised Whippets with Leonard and continued her participation in dog shows and canine sports until Leonard’s passing. She was a founding member of the Pacific Kennel Club, a dog show that still occurs every year at Hazelmere RV Park. In her later years, Leona volunteered with the Surrey Eagles Junior Hockey team during their home games and spent most of her time with family and friends.

Leona is preceded in death by her father – Bruno (Buck) Froese in 2006, her spouse of 25 years – Leonard (Len) Boscoe in 2010 and her sister – Janice Froese in 1989.

Leona is survived by her mother – Ella Froese, her sister – Laura Wright (Froese), her brother – Richard Froese. Her children, Jeffrey (Jeff) Palylyk and wife Olga Palylyk, Jamie (James) Palylyk and wife Sabrina Palylyk (Drydgen) and daughter – Tanya Palylyk. Four grandchildren, Rebecca Palylyk, Katrina Palylyk, Surrophine Palylyk (Chambers) and Skyler Watkins-Palylyk. Her two nieces, Katie Wright and Jane Wright, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 28, 2018 in Mission, BC at the residence of James and Sabrina. Burial for Leona will take place in Summer 2018 in Pincher Creek, AB. Cremation services were handled by Bakerview Community Cremation and Celebration Centre Ltd.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Guildford Seniors Village for providing care to Leona for the past 3yrs and to the Christine Morrison Hospice for their care and support in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (pads.ca/give). Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerviewcrematorium.com/obituary/leona-palylyk

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ESHPETER: (Ray) Raymond of Canberra Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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On November 4, 2017 “Ray” Raymond John Eshpeter passed away in Canberra Australia to the sadness of his entire family. He was well known to many in the Oil and Gas industry and Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta and Australia and his involvement with St Johns Ambulance, the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he touched the lives of so many people. He was always eager to help those that needed help and always had time to talk those that wanted to talk.

He has always been actively involved with his immediate community whether in Canada or Australia organizing neighbourly events; BBQ’s, Heart and Stroke Ski-Athons, Block parties, and Community spaces for kids (https://youtu.be/l0OMj4so5io) in Canada and Australia. He was always understanding, loving, and believed we all had purpose in life and he encouraged everyone especially the children to follow their dreams and that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

He has joined his parents Irvin and Irene Eshpeter, sister Carol Pederson, nephews Dean and Lee Sorken on his next journey and adventure. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten by the people he leaves behind; his sons Mark (Iris) and Scott (Tarryn) Eshpeter their mother Adelle Eshpeter, his wife Joy Eshpeter, his step children Timothy (Brooke) Olin, and Melissa Olin, four grandchildren Leon, Jordan, Dana, and Holly, five great grandchildren, a brother, three sisters, nieces and nephews, Tessa and her mother Jennifer White and all those whose lives and hearts he has touched.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” (unknown)

We will miss you and love you with all our hearts.

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LONSDALE: George F. of Calgary

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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George was a hard working man, City of Calgary retired employee who always made time for his family and community.

He is survived by his wife Elise (Liz) Lonsdale (nee: Welshimer) his daughter Katherine and sons Stephen and David; Grandchildren, Michael, Christopher (wife Krystal McGee), Ashleigh & Matthew; his Great Grandchildren, Damyon and Deklan and sister-in-law Janis Welshimer.

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TELFER: George Allan of Brantford, formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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George Allan Telfer, 86, of Brantford, Ontario succumbed to lung cancer surrounded by family on October 26, 2017. Al was born in Windsor and is the last surviving member of the family of eight children. Al will be greatly missed by family and friends as he was a people person and was never at a loss for words. His sly smile was his trademark as he always liked to joke around and have fun with everyone.
Al is survived by his wife Janice nee Reid, Wayne & Kathy of Edmonton, Andy & Wendy of Calgary, Dean & Kim of Sebringville , Jim & Donna of Sudbury, Mark & Debi of Whitby, Sheri & Rob of Brantford, Debbie & Ben of Stratford and Steve & Nancy of Canmore, Ruthann of Dartmouth, Diane of Brantford, Paul & Kelly of Brantford, Mike & Trish of Brantford , many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Al was predeceased by his first wife of many years, Patricia Ann nee Tate, and his son in law Brian Sippel of Stratford.
A special thanks to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House for all of their loving care and support. The care and support of all staff and volunteers was outstanding and we appreciate everything they did for him and the family.
There will be a family celebration of life at a later time and we appreciate all of the love and understanding we have received from all of our friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankison House, 445 Grey St, Brantford, Ontario, N3S 6X1 or online at www.sjlc.ca.

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GOUR CRÊTE: Alexandre of Hawkesbury

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Mr. Alexandre Gour Crête from Hawkesbury passed away in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the age of 25. He leaves his father Benoit Crête, his son Kaleb, his daughter Layla (Mother Mélissa Bourgon), his sisters: Maïka, Lucie and Julie. He also leaves Paul and Danielle Sauvé whom had a significant impact in his life. He is survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration will be held in the spring.

For those who wish, donations to the Valoris of Prescott-Russell Foundation, 173 old highway 17, C.P. 248, Plantagenet, Ontario, K0B 1L0, would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com
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Monsieur Alexandre Gour Crête de Hawkesbury est décédé à Calgary le vendredi le 24 novembre 2017 à l’âge de 25 ans. Il laisse son père Benoit Crête, son fils Kaleb, sa fille Layla (mère Mélissa Bourgon), ainsi que ses soeurs: Maïka, Lucie et Julie. Il laisse aussi Paul et Danielle Sauvé qui ont eu une influence significative dans sa vie. Lui survivent également plusieurs oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Une célébration aura lieu au printemps.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation Valoris de Prescott-Russell, 173 Ancienne route 17, C.P. 248, Plantagenet, Ontario, K0B 1L0 seraient appréciés.

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MOONEY: Robert Allan

Posted by on December 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

MOONEY, Robert Allan – Sadly announcing the death of Bob Mooney, dear and cherished son of Phyllis Mooney, and sweet and kind brother to Fern Colson. Bob was predeceased by Allison, his wife of 30 yrs., and by his much revered father, Alan Mooney. Besides his mother and sister, Bob leaves behind many nieces and nephews, one uncle, cousins and many friends. Bob has declined over the past few months and has succumbed to symptoms of COPD, on Dec. 2nd, at the age of 74. He loved to spread happiness to others with his kindness, generosity and quick readiness to laugh.  Bob has endeared himself to many people because of these qualities. He loved spending time with his sister and mother on Monday mornings, going out for coffee and listening to fiddle music.

Funeral arrangements for Bob and his mother Phyllis: Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 11am on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Interment Belleville Cemetery.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, any donation to Belleville Humane Society would be sincerely appreciated.

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Mooney: Phyllis Evelyn (nee Wood) of Westgate Lodge, Belleville

Posted by on December 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

MOONEY, Phyllis Evelyn (nee Wood) – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear sweet mother/grandmother, Phyllis, on December 3, one day after the death of her son, Bob. Phyllis was in her 98th year, passing away peacefully at Westgate Lodge. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband, Alan, (1994) and son Bob, (2017). She will be profoundly missed by her daughter, Fern Colson (Wilbert). She is deeply loved by her four grandchildren:  Eric Colson (Michelle) Kingston, Shannon Colson (Bill) Golden Lake, Lindsey Pascoe (Jeff) Red Deer, AB., and Andrea Smith (Michel) Ft. McMurray, AB,  and all eight great-grandchildren, Rhett, Nick, Tayler, Brayden, Waylon, Reid, Calleigh and Evey. John Wood,  London, is Phyllis’s only surviving brother, after losing Ritchie several years ago. “Mom/Gram, you’re the sweetest person we all know.  We have all been so blessed to have descended from you, and Dad/Papi too. Your greatest concern has always been for others, even asking caregivers how many more hours they have to work, could you help them, do they have far to drive in the snow, etc., and thanking everyone for absolutely any and everything done for you. You have become  famous for your signature statement, “I’m so lucky”. One of your biggest gifts to all of us has been recognizing this quality of gratefulness that you have, and being reminded to find gratitude under all circumstances. You are a completely self-less person and have been a wonderful role model for all of us. We’re happy you always felt so lucky but in truth, we’ve been the ones who were lucky. And dying one day after Bob, what is that about? You two were close and somehow that comforts us. We all love you. You will be so missed.”

Funeral arrangements for Phyllis and Bob: Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 11am on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Interment Belleville Cemetery.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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PFAFF, Phyllis Jean (Preszcator) of Exeter age 88

Posted by on November 16, 2017

PFAFF:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, Phyllis Jean (Preszcator) Pfaff formerly of Exeter, age 88.  Beloved wife of the late Emery Russel Pfaff (1995).  Loved mother of Cynthia  McLandress of London, Terry Pfaff of Alberta, Russel Pfaff of Exeter  (former wife Cathy), Kevin Pfaff of Centralia and Julia (Jim Brintnell) of Exeter.  Cherished  grandmother  of  Jason, Shelli, Craig, Justin, Dean, Shane, Jeni Mae, Lance, Mathew, Tarra, Ryan, Lee, Jordan, Chelsea and their spouses and partners. Treasured great-grandmother of many  great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Shirley Truemner of Exeter, Ken Preszcator of Seaforth and sister-in-law of Wallace Pfaff, Lorraine and Fred Bowers and Dorothy Pfaff. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents William and Nellie (McDonald) Preszcator, infant son, daughters-in-law Sherry Pfaff, Lori Pfaff and son-in-law John McLandress, brothers Howard Preszcator, Stanley Preszcator, sisters Helen Smith, Ruby Hodgins, Thelma Ducharme, brothers-in-law Gord Smith, Ted Wright, Pac Daniels, Aaron Hodgins, Elwood Truemner, Edsel Ducharme, sisters-in-law Jean Preszcator, Velma Preszcator and Shirley Preszcator.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11 a.m., Pastor Doug Watson officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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O’DONNELL: Deanna Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Peacefully, at home DEANNA O’DONNELL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 79. Dear mother of Daphne Hogan of London, Ontario, Loretta Hogan – Andrew (Bill) of Seaforth and  Sean Hogan (Diane) Campbell River, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother; Amanda, Nigel, Hayden, Allanah, Myles, Austin, Skyler, Olivia, Tess, Jack and great grandchildren; Aneka, Ryder and Logan. Will be missed by her siblings; Sally Turnbull (Gord), Larry O’Donnell (Barb). Predeceased by her parents James O’Donnell and Rhea Fawcett and brother Paul O’Donnell and grandson Mathew. Deanna was a loving and caring mother, who fulfilled a life – long dream of becoming a registered nurse. Attending St. Clair College of Nursing at the age of 33, while raising 3 young children. Deanna worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia and finished her career at River District Hospital in St. Clair Michigan. She loved to entertain, having lovely gourmet dinner parties for family. Deanna also enjoyed the theatre and the symphony and had a passion and an eye for antiques indulging in the hobby of collecting. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed their school ceremonies. Deanna was very proud of all her children and instilled a love of music in all of them. Following Sean’s musical career was a great source of pride for her. Mom had a great sense of adventure and was always up for a trip somewhere. In her later years she enjoyed going to the library and her favorite restaurant the Cromwell Grill where the staff always treated her with respect and care.  Special thanks to Lambton Elderly Outreach who was there keeping mom company until the end. Mom will be forever loved and missed. Cremation has taken place. Service will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Front St Sarnia, Monday November 20th, 3pm Luncheon to follow. Memorial donations in memory of may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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SWEENEY, Norman Richard

Posted by on November 15, 2017

SWEENEY, Norman Richard

It is with heavy hearts we announce Norman’s sudden passing on November 14, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in his 72 year.  Beloved friend and partner of Joyce Robertson of Barrie. Beloved father of Lisa Sweeney of Edmonton, AB, Christie Perrin of Calgary, AB and Tammy Miller of Penticton, B.C.  Cherished grandfather to 7 grandchildren.  Survived by his siblings Ed Sweeney of Brighton, On., Brian Sweeney of Barrie, On., Linda Sallans of Barrie, On., Beverley Murray of Barrie, On., Barry Sweeney of Barrie, On., Norma Jean Swackhammer of Langley, B.C., Jim Sweeney of Ancaster, On., Neil Hodgson of Midland, On., and Dale Sweeney of Angus, On.  Pre-deceased by his parents Irene Sweeney and Norman Sweeney and wife Sharon.

In keeping with Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer) –

Elsie passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie ON at the age of 83.  She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 35 years Lyle Bunn, her son Terence Goldrick, as well as her siblings Jean Piragoff (Fred), Frank Galer (Olga), Karen Savulak (Bill), Nick Galer (June), Victor Galer (Nellie), and Allan Galer. Elsie leaves behind her sons Richard Goldrick, and Randal Goldrick and her daughter Debby (Larry Luckett) Goldrick as well as her step-daughters Debbie (Eddy) DeMarco, Jo-Anne (Bob) Harris and Brenda Bunn.  Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 13. Dear sister to Mary Geller. Elsie will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as her extended family and friends.

Born in Garland, Manitoba, Elsie spent her early years growing up on the farm. After finishing Secretarial School in Winnipeg Elsie married Raymond Goldrick and raised their 4 children in Ontario. She worked throughout these years and eventually found her calling at North York Public Library.

After Elsie’s first marriage ended she met and eventually married Lyle in 1981. After her battle with Ovarian Cancer, Elsie and Lyle retired early and moved to Novar to enjoy life, spending the next 35 years in very active retirement. They joined The Huntsville Square Dancing Club and spent many an evening and weekend dancing across northern Ontario. At every opportunity they took advantage of what life had to offer them and would often take spontaneous trips across Canada to see family members or to see something new. They spent 13 winters in Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed being an integral part of the Burks Falls Art Club, and they opened and ran a successful Bed and Breakfast and greeted guests from around the world. Elsie was diligent about keeping in touch with many of these guests and many years after Bunn’s Place closed, Elsie still enjoyed corresponding with past guests from all over the world.

For years, Elsie’s Essays were sent out at Christmas time to share details of the year with family and friends alike. As cancer survivors themselves, Lyle and Elsie gave back to the community by becoming volunteer drivers for the Cancer Society taking patients to appointments from Sudbury to Toronto and many points in between. Lyle used to say that he was the driver and Elsie was the bonus.

After losing Lyle in November 2016, Elsie found a way to continue without him by becoming immersed in all that Roberta Place had to offer.  Her strong will carried her through and she found comfort by making new friends and joining many of the activities including art classes.  Elsie’s friends enjoyed her wit, laughter and spunky spirit.

A tribute to Elsie and a celebration of life will be planned for next spring/summer where Lyle and Elsie’s ashes will be scattered together.  If you would like to be informed of the day and time of this celebration of life, please contact Jo-Anne Harris (ragrugs@hotmail.com) or Debby Goldrick (d.goldrick@yahoo.ca)

In keeping with Elsie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Elsie’s enjoyment of art, donations can be made to the Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club Art Centre, or The Lung Association as a tribute to her son Terence. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at 991 Anna Maria Avenue, Innisfil ON L9S 1V5.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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JURIC: Rosalia “Rosi” “Rose” (née Stocker), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 14, 2017

JURIC, Rosalia “Rosi” “Rose” (née Stocker), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2017.  Wife of the late Nevenko Juric Sr. (1989).  Mother of Ivan Juric of St. Thomas, Nevenko Juric Jr. of London, Carmen Juric (Ron Newland) of Calgary, AB,  and Dina Juric (Mike Neal) of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Dominique, Tiana, Sarah, Jessica, and Cassandra.  Sister of Maria Eder.  She was the daughter of the late Franz and Rosalia (née Schwarz) Stocker.  Rose formerly worked at Clevite, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Memorial donations to Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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ARBLASTER: Wendy of London Formerly of Sarnia, Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Gordon Keith Arblaster, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Windermere on the Mount in London, Ontario on October 11th in his 88th year. For 59 years, the beloved husband of Jean (nee Laithwaite). Loving father to Wendy Arblaster (Terry Jarvis) of London and Sara Arblaster (Hillar Heine) of Toronto, and cherished grandfather to Shelby Arblaster, of Portland, ME. Fondly remembered by his siblings-in-law Frances Hook of Egmondville, ON, Alan Hiles of Calgary, AB, Kelly and Mary Cameron of Sumter, SC, and numerous relatives and friends.

Pre-deceased by his parents John Henry (Jack) Arblaster (1969) and Lillian (nee Parrish) (1989), his brother Ross (1976), and siblings-in-law Irene Hiles, Violet MacKenzie, Audrey Arblaster and Stephen Hook.

Gord was the long-time General Manager of the London Transit Commission and former President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Born in Montreal in 1929, Gord’s family moved to Sarnia where he attended Sarnia Collegiate Institute of Technology and then on to London, where he began his career and family.

Gord was a proud alumnus of South Collegiate in London, which he established as superior to Oakridge, from which both his daughters graduated. Gord delighted in summer days spent at the family cottage at Hardwick Cove on the shores of Lake Huron laughing with family and friends. He loved nothing better then to get in the car, by himself or with his family, and explore Canada. One of his most recent cherished trips was across the country with his granddaughter in 2015. Awarded for his perseverance in inclement weather, he will be remembered as a hopeful cross-country skier. He held a special spot in his heart for his brothers-in-law and their many political debates and jokes.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Please send online condolences to www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to the Men’s Mission and Rehabilitative Centre in London, ON.

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