Obituary of HODGSON, Dean Joseph of Sarnia

Posted by on December 13, 2018

HODGSON, DEAN: Dean Joseph Hodgson was born in the Sarnia General Hospital, the son of Jack M. and Blanche (Rollins) Hodgson on August 7th, 1933 and passed away on December 12th, 2018. Dean considered himself the Maple Leafs #1 fan. He also closely followed the Blue Jays, Lions and Tigers. Dean loved to skate and did so into his 80’s, walk, read and debate (about anything). Agriculture was his vocation and he farmed his own land from 1960 – 1990 but continued his interest in agriculture and drainage, especially Lambton County and the Rainy River District to the very end.

As a young man Dean worked with Marshall and Milway, Ontario Land Surveyors and felt the basics he learned in those years guided him through the many pursuits he followed in the rest of his life. Dean was involved in farm drainage for over 40 years (1962 – 2004) as an owner, operator and drainage inspector. Draining the land and solving problems was a passion. Farming, drainage and friendly people were the focus of his life and he attempted to enjoy every minute of every day. Dean always enjoyed the simpler things in life and so, as he said, “luckily never required much money”, though he never married he was always happy with whatever he had. Some of his happiest years (and toughest) were spent on his Emo cattle farm in the Rainy River District between 1978 and 1990 while paying 22% interest. At Emo he also served as municipal Drainage Superintendent for eight municipalities and enjoyed working with Councils and farm groups. Dean was also involved with Emo minor hockey for several years. During these years in the Rainy River District he often said he worked with, “some of the finest people in the world” who made even the cattle business seem enjoyable.

In his later years he was the author of several small books on Lambton County history. He considered himself an amateur historian and was a member of the Lambton County Historical Society for several years and the recently formed Sarnia Historical Society.

Dean was predeceased by his parents Jack (1974) and Blanche (1987), brother-in-law Ray Tomlin (2000), his brother John Hodgson (2012) and sister Donna Hodgson (2018). He is survived by two sisters Della Tomlin of Sarnia and Judith and her husband Geoff Sutherland of Kelowna, BC. He is also survived by Shelley, David and Dean Sutherland along with several other nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family wishes to thank the entire staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care and a special thanks to Jim Maw for all the help he provided us at this time”

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Obituary of REID, Linda of Corunna

Posted by on December 10, 2018

REID, LINDA – On December 9, 2018, Linda Grace (Lewis) Reid, age 78 of Corunna passed away. She was the dear wife of Michael Reid and the loving mother of the late Christopher Reid (2009). She is also survived by her brothers Cam and John Lewis and sister in law Suzanne and Tom Bouskil. Several cousins also survive. Linda taught with the Lambton County School Board and had retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made in memory of Linda to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of Dylan R Haskett of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on November 17, 2018

The world became a little less colorful, and much less Punk Rock, when Dylan Haskett unexpectedly passed away on the evening of August 31st 2018. He died in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. 

Born to Cathy, and Russ Haskett in Hamilton, Ontario, on February 11th, 1991. Dylan lived the Hamilton area for the majority of his childhood; Waterdown, and Carlisle Ontario. He then moved to Calgary Alberta, and lived his remaining teenage years with his Dad. He lived out most of his life in Calgary. 

Having the best majority of his family spread over the country, and the United States, Dylan was certainly blessed with a large circle of friends. Friends were a large part of his life, and always had fond stories to share about his time with them. Always offering a bed, or a couch, or a floor to anyone who needed one. 

It is a little known fact, that Dylan was also an activist for human rights. He attended, and orchestrated protests, and rally’s in support of his cause. He also volunteered at many charities. Especially ones that catered to the homeless population around Calgary. 

Dylan became a young father to a son, named Keiran Haskett, on May 25th 2010. Although their time was extremely limited, his son was the light of his life for 8 years. 

Dylan is predeceased by his father, Russ Haskett, September 20th, 2011. He is survived by his son, Keiran Haskett. His mother, Cathy Berezowski. His sisters Sarah Campbell (née Haskett) and Victoria Haskett. His grandparents Brian, and Gail Berezowski. His niece, Kiah Campbell. As well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family from all over Canada. 

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Obituary of ARTHUR – Diane Catherine, Kingston, Ontario.

Posted by on November 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Catherine (Maudsley) Arthur announces her passing after a brief illness, on Friday, November 16th, at the age of 82  years. Diane was predeceased by her husband of 30 years Artur Zylinski Arthur (retired Prof Psychology Queen’s University) and later, her partner, for 22 years Jack Jeffrey.  Predeceased by her Sister Valerie and Niece Helen.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Peter and Richard (Sandra) and fondly remembered by her three grandchildren, Alexandre, Edouard and Nathaniel, and nephew Colin Hughes as well as many other family members and friends in Canada, UK and New Zealand.

Born to Helen and James Harold Maudsley in Liverpool,1936 , Diane studied for her PhD Psychology in London, UK, where she met her husband.  Diane and Artur move to New Zealand  in 1963 where they made lifelong friends and both their sons were born.  In 1966 the family emigrated to Canada as Artur secured a Professorship at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.   Diane worked as a Psychologist at the Child Psychiatry Unit at Kingston General and at Hotel Dieu as well as in private practice with Dr Philip Carney, PhD.  During her career she helped many youth and their families as well as mentoring Grad students.

Diane was a generous supporter of various charities including the The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Children’s Home (Khokana), Nepal, and Orangutan Charities and many more.

In retirement Diane enjoyed the friendships made at the Kingston Seniors Association and found another family and friends out in Yarker and at Yarker Free Methodist Church.

Those wishing to pay their respects may visit James Reid Funeral Home on Thursday, November 22 between 2.00 – 4.00 pm and 6.00 – 8.00 pm

A Funeral Service in memory of Diane will be held on  Friday, November 23, 11.00 am at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston ON K7M 7H3.

Interment will follow in the family plot at Cataraqui Cemetery and a final farewell and celebration of her life back at the James Reid Funeral Home.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Diane Arthur to:

-AZ Arthur Book Fund (Queen’s University),
-Sandy Pines Wildlife Sanctuary
-Yarker.F.M.C.
-Kingston Humane Society,
-or the Seniors Association, Kingston, Ontario.
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Obituary of CHONG, Susan of Sarnia

CHONG, SUSAN – Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Susan (Mark) Chong, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William Logie Chong (1994) and dear mother of William Chong Jr. and his wife Johanne, Darrell Chong, Sharon Davies and her husband Dr. Brian Davies, grandmother of Melissa Chong (Matthew Lorbetski), Matthew Chong (Marissa Lewington)), Connor Davies (Brooke Clubb) and Jasmine Davies (Billy O’Mahony Jr.), great-grandmother of Lucas and Ethan Lorbetski, Tess Chong and lovingly anticipated Miller Davies (January 2019). She is survived by her sister Helen (Drew Magor), her brother William (Doreen) and her sister in law Gretta Mark. She was predeceased by her infant brother George, her brother David and her sister Maria. Susan fled communist China in 1949 and made Canada her new and much loved home. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including SMAA, the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, I.O.D.E. and was also named to the Mayor’s Honour’s List in 1993. She was an avid fan of the Maple Leafs and Argos and a loud, vocal and opinionated cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting interests and activities. Friends may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Susan to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to thank Dr. Lori Kolono and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care”

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Obituary of Rumpel ,Rick from regina,sk

Posted by on October 5, 2018

its with great sorrow that we see the passing of rick rumpel.

After a long battle with cancer,we see him return home.
he was known for driving cab in Saskatoon for quite a few years,along with his superb carpentry skills
and out going personality .he lived an interesting life traveling and seeing parts of the world.
and always sending pictures of his travels to friends and Family.
he moved from Saskatoon to bc in the mid 90s and lived out a good part of his life their as
a set carpenter for movies.and as a maintenance man for sound studios in the Vancouver area
he had a wonderful love of music,and made many friends in the industry.
he had met true love in 97 and was married for 21 years before his passing

he will be missed by his family and friends greatly

he is survived by his wife Karin Rumpel and children Jhir-ett Kaye(Rumpel) ,Amber Rumpel ,Tiffany Rumpel , Rolanda Rumpel
Step Daughters Nadine Klein and Melanie Schwienke
Brother David Rumpel
Grandchildren Caysen ,Makayla ,Sahara, and Valkyrie
And many other friends and family

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Obituary of BUXTON, Frank of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on October 4, 2018

BUXTON, Frank
May 11th, 1958 – August 3rd, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frank Brent Buxton announces his passing at the age of 60, on August 3, 2018. Frank will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 40 years Debbie; their three children Heather, Brad, and Russell; and his two brothers, Bert and Rob. Frank was pre-deceased by his parents; mother Myrtle “Pat” (Langen) Buxton, and father Frank Buxton who passed a year ago almost to the day of his son.

Frank was born of a generation that took great pride in their vocation. He was dedicated to his work and felt it very much identified him. He worked at Bow Valley Square for 33 years working his way up to Chief Engineer. Frank was gifted not only with a great work ethic but was also mechanically minded, and handy around the house fixing up odds and ends including the family vehicles. He also spent much time on his lawn meticulously watering it, leaving behind only the straightest mowing strips and perfect trimming. His yard was the envy of the neighbourhood and likely many golf courses too.

Frank played as hard as he worked and was a passionate athlete. He actively fostered this love of sports with his children and took turns coaching each of them. He coached the boy’s baseball and hockey teams, and his daughter in softball. He played organized hockey since he was a teenager. He played in an old-timers league for years as a member of the “Raiders” and most recently for the “Flaming As”. Frank always wore the number 9 (and so did his daughter). Although he loved the game of hockey, he had a lifelong passion with the sport of golf, which started in his youth when he and his friends would hop over fences to secretly play endless free rounds. Monday nights were reserved for the Men’s Night at Blue Devil Golf Course; however, his wife was his usual partner. Despite all this time on the rinks and greens Frank also managed to train for and race in 3 marathons with his wife.

It is difficult to convey in a few short lines just how much Frank was loved and how deeply he will be missed, the indelible stamp he has left on the lives of those near and dear to him, and the void he leaves behind.

Celebration of Life will be held at Carnmoney Golf Club (44001 Dunbow Road East, DeWinton, Alberta T1S 4X7) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please join Frank’s family for some food and drink (including cold cans of Canadian) to remember him. You are encouraged to share any photos or stories you might have.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Frank please visit www.choicememorial.com.

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Obituary of Test 123

Posted by on September 30, 2018

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Obituary of ULMER, El (Elmer) of Kelowna, British Columbia

Posted by on August 28, 2018
El (Elmer) William Ulmer
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elmer at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. Elmer was born Nov 8, 1931 in Melville, Sask (close to Lorlie) and lived most of his life in Regina where he met and married Joan, his wife of 65 years. He was a printer for over 60 years and enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as shortstop for the Barker Gems, continuing to play for many years after his retirement. He built a wonderful cottage on Last Mountain Lake that was enjoyed for 20 years until they retired to Kelowna BC, where he lived the Okanagan life for 22 years.
Elmer was a kind man, always active, energetic and as sharp as a tack. He treated people equally and with respect and really listened to what they had to say before judging them. He was always ready to share a laugh with his many friends and always happy to say a friendly hello to anyone. He loved to play bridge, billiards, golf and cribbage and was an active Christian man with much faith in his belief.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his son Jeff (Marianne), daughter Kelly (Dave), 2 grandsons Christian (Amanda) and Cameron, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
A service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna, BC. Thurs, Sept 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers kindly forward donations to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna. Condolences may be directed to the family through Hansons’ Arbor Funeral & Cremation Centre www.hansonsfuneral.ca
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their amazing compassion and dedication to our family and Elmer.
We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.
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Obituary of MOIR, Ron of Sarnia

MOIR, RONALD – The family announces the death of Ronald Thomson Moir, age 88 of Sarnia. Ron passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Bluewater Health. He was the beloved husband of  65 years to Marion (Mull) Moir and loving father of Helen Taylor (George) of Guelph and Janet Hrycak (Steve) of Sarnia and the proud grandfather of Sherryl Taylor of Waterloo, Mae Hrycak (Brayden Hamilton)  of London and Wesley Hrycak of Wyoming and great-grandfather of Logan Taylor-Perks. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents James and Annie (Sharp) Moir and his brother Harold. Ron was the grandson of Scottish Presbyterian missionaries. He was born in Port Hope, Ontario. Ron received an Honour Chemistry BA at the University of Toronto. He was an analytical chemist and director of spectrometer–date system in the Research Department at IOL where he created at test named “the Moir Test” by Esso.  He retired after 33 years of service. He was a 57 year member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5V4) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Friends are welcome to visit beginning at 1:30 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of FARRINGTON, Roger of Grand Bend, age 79

Posted by on August 8, 2018

FARRINGTON: Suddenly, at his residence, on Sunday, August 5, 2018, Roger Farrington, of Grand Bend, age 79. Loved father of Jeff Farrington of Canmore, AB and Kevin Farrington of Penticton, B.C. Cherished grandpa of Rain Farrington and Cullan Farrington both of Victoria, B.C. Also survived by his former wife, Eleanor Freeman, Penticton, B.C.  Dear brother of Shirley Farrington, David Farrington and Michael Farrington all of England. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Lillias (Ellis) Farrington and brother Bill Farrington. At Roger’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Roger’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498, Grand Bend on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Roger was one of the founding members of MG Mold Company, Grand Bend. He started his Tool and Die apprenticeship in England at 16.  Starting his own Tool and Die shop in Grand Bend in the early 70’s becoming a Master at his trade and was renowned for his capabilities. He served several years as a volunteer firefighter. His love was his work but his passion was motorcycles and raced motocross for several decades. He was a man who kept to himself but had a big heart and enjoyed the company of others. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of PAGE: Patricia (née Carr), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 26, 2018

PAGE, Patricia (née Carr), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her residence on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in her 64th year. Loving mother of Mike, Dawn and Shannon Page, all of London.  Cherished grandmother of Taryn, Tyler, Kayla and Brandon Page.  Loved great grandmother of Benjamin and Dawson.  Dear sister of Kathleen Carr of Dundas, Jim Carr and Doug Carr (Irene), all of Calgary, AB.  Special aunt of Heather Carr of Mississauga.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Born in Toronto, ON, February 8, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Verna (née Hockridge) Carr.  Patricia was a personal support worker in the St. Thomas area.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160), on Monday, July 30th  at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service. Flowers respectfully declined.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of ALLAN: Elizabeth Christine of Barrie

Posted by on July 21, 2018

Elizabeth Christine Allan

On Thursday July 19, 2018, Elizabeth passed away in her 77th year after a brief illness.  She was the beloved wife of David for 44 years and daughter of Duncan and Margaret Bennet as well as sister of Margaret Jean.  She is survived by many nephews and nieces.  She was born in 1941 in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in her early twenties with three of her girlfriends and settled in Toronto.

Liz worked many years in the Toronto Life Insurance industry. She subsequently worked in Barrie as a Manager with Prudential Life and then London Life. Rather than retiring completely she then enjoyed several more years working with H&R Block.

Elizabeth will remembered fondly by all of her neighbours, work colleagues and curling friends as well as her golfing buddies at the Barrie CC and Bear Creek GC.  She really loved her golf and curling and lived a full life, making an impression on everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11 o`clock a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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Obituary of ADAMS, Donald Leslie of Exeter, age 85

Posted by on July 7, 2018

ADAMS: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Donald “Don” Leslie Adams of Exeter, one week after his 85th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Liz” Jane (Collie) Adams (2012). Loved father and father-in-law of D. Brock (Dianne) of London, Mark of Nanaimo, BC, Clark (Lindsay) of Calgary, AB. Loved by his grandchildren Andrew, Dean (Shannon), Colin, Oscar, Zoe and Trixie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harvey and Alanna Adams of Exeter. Remembered by his special friend June Morenz, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Les and Marjorie (Morenz) Adams, infant sister Betty and sister Gloria. A private family service and Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. Pastor Ryan Jantzi Officiating. Family and friends are invited to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 167, Exeter, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. to share memories and honour Don’s life. Don farmed in Hay Township for many years and was a 65 year member of the UA 593 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, London. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the Zurich Mennonite Church – Youth Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of BROUGHTON, R. Morris, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on June 21, 2018

BROUGHTON, R. Morris, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in his 89th year.  Beloved husband for 65 years to Hazel (née Fry) Broughton.  Dearly loved father of Richard (Julie), Brenda Marshall (late Wayne), Paul (Carol), Brian (Sue), and Mark (Tammy).  Cherished grandfather of Greg (Miranda), Chad, Kris (Chandi), Matthew (Randi), Joshua (Keli), Natalie (Matthew), Jarod (Meredith), Melissa (Ray), Michael (Lisa), Danielle (Derek), and Shannon (Alex).  Also survived by 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late William.  Born in Fort Frances, ON, March 12, 1930, son of the late Rev. Oliver E. and Marion (née Smith) Broughton.  As his father was a Baptist minister, Morris lived in a number of communities in Ontario while growing up.  He and Hazel came to St. Thomas in 1957.  Morris was a former longtime manager of Ostranders Jewellers, St. Thomas.  He was an active member of Centre Street Baptist Church, where he was a former trustee.  A trombonist, Morris played in a number of bands over the years.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday evening, July 3rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St., St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 4th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the church.  Following cremation, private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Centre Street Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of VanDenHeuvel: Teise of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on June 14, 2018

Peacefully, with his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. Martin John “Teise” VanDenHeuvel of Watford at the age of 62.

Lovingly remembered by his 17 year date, Nancy Saul, his children; Tanya Tedball (Nick), Kristy Osman (Tariq), Kenny Saul and Jacky Saul (Dave). Dear papa of Alton and Ainsley Tedball, Lyla, Ana and Isaac Osman and Payton Saul. Dear brother of Bill, Mary, Rita, Anne, Margaret, Jane and their families.  Survived by his step mother Helen VanDenHeuvel.

Predeceased by his parents Martin and Nellie VanDenHeuvel and his brother Hank.

A celebration of Teise’s life will take place on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 11 am at DENNING’S OF WATFORD.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Infectious Disease Centre at London Health Sciences Centre would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.watfordfuneralhome.com 519 876-2218

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Obituary of MUSSIO, Giuliano of Sarnia

MUSSIO, GIULIANO – At Afton Park Place in Sarnia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Giuliano Mussio, age 69 of Sarnia passed away. He was the husband of Angelina (Sartor) Mussio and dear father of Mark, Eric (Angela) and Karen (James) and grandfather of Madeline, Timothy, Sophia and Joshua. He is the brother Gabriella Mariuz. He was an owner/operator of Minato & Mussio Terrazzo & Tile. Born on October 30th, 1948 in Orenico Superiore, Italy and came to Canada at the age of 19 and became a citizen in 1976. He loved his garden, animals and a glass red wine. A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations in memory of Giuliano to the Canadian Mental Health Association; Sarnia Branch would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of WILLIAMS: Thelma Grace of Belleville

Posted by on May 15, 2018

Williams, Thelma Grace – peacefully at Belmont Long Term Care on Friday, May 11, 2018 in her 93rd year.  Wife of the late Michael Williams.  Loving mother of Jim (Marlene) Williams, Ken (Rhea) Williams both of Belleville and Cindy Loxley of Bayside.  Cherished grandmother of Tamar (Jon) Mills of Peterborough, Daniel (Leslie Ann) Williams of Belleville, Joel (Angela) Williams of Picton, Peter (Holly) Williams of Fort Macloud, AB, Nicole (Tyler) Parks of Belleville, Brittany Williams (Tom Stewart) of Calgary, AB, Gordon Loxley and Bradley Loxley both of Ottawa.  Great grandmother of Lauryn, Emma, Israel, Caleb, Joshua, Ethan, Asher, Sarah, Anne, Brienda, Andrew, Hudson and Jase. Thelma is predeceased by her parents, Edward & Annie Broom, by her daughter, Susan Williams, by her brother, Fred Watson and by her sisters, Rose Chalmers, Gladys Babcock, Jessie Hamacher and Violet Smith.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) at 1:30 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, with the family receiving friends from 12:30 until the time of service.

Interment at Belleville Cemetery to follow.

If desired, Memorial Donations to The Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of HOURIE: Gerald Richard of Calgary Formerly of Canmore

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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Jerry Hourie a beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away suddenly on March 29, 2018 at 59.
Jerry was predeceased by his granddaughter Mercer Hourie.
He will be missed and remembered by his son Saun(Alena); son Mitchell; son Blaise; ex spouse Shannon. Grandchildren Stella, Huxley, Noah and Berkley.
Jerry will also be missed by his brothers Trevor and Russell Teed, sister Florence and extended family and friends.
Special thanks to Trevor and Russell Teed, Deline Dene Band, Danny Gaudet, Hannah VanderWielenAnderchek and Russ Reynolds of Bowriver Funeral Services.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made rob the charity of your choice.

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Obituary of KEELER, Catherine “Kay”

Posted by on April 9, 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, on Sunday April 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of Don for 69 years. Cherished mother of Kathy (Steve), Linda (Randy), Patti (Len) and Susan (Sean). Adored Grandma of Neil (Christina), Sean, Jennifer (Steve), Brittany, Scott, Jamie, Keely, Glenn, and Nolan. G-G Kay of Olivia and Ava. Kay will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Beryl. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, (445 St. Vincent St. Barrie) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for a memorial service at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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Obituary of Engen: James Trevor (Jamie) of North Vancouver, BC Formerly of Woodinville, Washington

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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James (Jamie) Trevor Engen passed away on a mountain top, hiking with his wife, Jeri Sue, amongst the gorillas of Rwanda on Febuary 8th, 2018, at age 55.

Born in New Westminster, BC and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, he led a life filled with love, adventure and travel.

He met his wife of 29 years while visiting Atlanta, Georgia. They were married and settled in Vancouver while he was finishing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of British Columbia.

To pay his way through school he worked as a foreman at the newly built BC Place, installing the complex on-site sound system. He then worked as the sound engineer for BC Place for many years.

Jamie became a member of the Canadian Institute of CPA’s and was a Senior Vice President with Price Waterhouse.

Later he held senior management positions with public and privately owned companies in Canada and internationally. These included President and CEO of a high tech electronics manufacturing company; COO and Managing Director of a speaker manufacturing company with three divisions; CFO, Executive Producer and owner of a television production company and CFO of a high tech startup company.

He finished his career as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting as part of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring team. He consulted on a diverse portfolio of multi-million dollar international companies in a wide range of industries, including: Chinese forestry, oil and gas, construction, retail, food processing and hospitality.

He was proud of his work and the opportunity it gave him to travel the world and meet a variety of people he called his friends, but his greatest joy was his family. He treasured and would regale friends endlessly about his wife’s and children’s exploits. His passion for life was boundless. He loved good food, good laughs, good wine, and scotch.

He leaves behind his wife Jeri Sue, adored children Emma Jane, Trevor, and Rebecca, parents Jim Engen and Claudia Beaven, sister Leanne Engen and brother in law Kelly Whalley, step mother Diane Engen, half sisters Lauren and Annise Toliekis, grandmothers, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, may you toast Jamie with a drink of fine scotch. A Celebration of Life event will be held on April 12th at 1:30pm at the Terminal City Club.

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Obituary of MAXWELL, John Edward of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85

Posted by on April 5, 2018

MAXWELL: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Friday, March 30, 2018, John Edward Maxwell of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen (Smith) Maxwell (2014). Loved father and father-in-law of Jim Dickson of Simcoe, Susan Maxwell and partner John Elliott of Brantford, Gary and Laurie Maxwell of Calgary, AB., Joy and John McClymont of Grand Bend, Bonnie Maxwell of Simcoe and Rose and Larry Kicksee of Orangeville. Cherished grandpa of 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sheila and Phil Harrison of Newmarket and Dawn Green of Simcoe. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Myrtle (Mayo) Maxwell, infant son James, brothers Jerry and Kevin Maxwell and brother-in-law Vern Green. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Private Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Walsingham. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of PIERCE: Robert Edward of Strathroy

Posted by on March 18, 2018

Pierce, Robert Edward

September 16, 1951 – March 16th, 2018

After a brief illness, at the age of 66, Bob Pierce has passed away.

Cherished father of Tracy Elhassan and Sarah (Hans) Nieuwets.  Beloved grandfather of Nafeasa, Tyrel, Tariq, Nashiah, Malakai, Max; and Ava and Xander Nieuwets.  Dear brother of Joan (Grant) Whiteside, John (Debbie), and Laverne (Diane).  Special uncle to Brad (Bev, Elizabeth, Grant) and Steve Whiteside, and Jeff (Krista, Logan, Julia) and Matt (Rachalle) Pierce.  Predeceased by his parents Douglas and Jean.

Bob was a stone mason and a farmer who loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed time fishing and at the racetrack with his good friend Shawn Laughton (Caroline, McKailey, Mallory).

Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospice for their caring help with Bob.

Friends will be received on Monday, March 19th, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, where a Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice of London would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com. 

“Just Gone Fishin’”

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