Obituary of Stanley “Stan” Bruce Steele

Posted by on November 1, 2018

On August 1st, 2018 Mr. Stanley Bruce Steele of Sydney, Nova Scotia ended his long battle with COPD by choosing to pass with peace and dignity by physician-assisted death at the age of 74 years.

Stanley will be loving missed by his beloved children, Angela Christine Steele, Dawn Michelle Steel and Daniel Scott Steele; his two brothers, Richard (Ricky) Bruce Steele and James Bruce Steel.

Stanley was predeceased by both parents, Genevieve Mary Bruce and Stanley Hailburton Steele.

Stanley was born on September 15th, 1944 in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
In 1968 Stanley welcomed his fist Daughter Angela, in 1972 the birth of his son Daniel and in 1975 completed his family by the arrival of a beautiful baby girl named Dawn.

Stanley was a hardworking and selfless man whom loved his family very much. He enjoyed creating artwork such as drawing, panting and creating jewellery from rocks he would collect and polish himself.
Stanley decided to join the Canadian Airforce as an aircraft technician and proudly served for 26 years.

Stanley did not wish to have a service but asked for everyone to reflect on the memories they have made together and not to be sad but to celebrate the time shared while he was alive.

September 15th, 1944 – August 1st, 2018

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Obituary of Blake; William(Bill) Ernest of Peace River, AB and Durham, ON resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on October 31, 2018

William Blake resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

William (Bill) Ernest Blake, age 85, of Peace River, Alberta and Durham, Ontario, passed away peacefully Oct 30th, 2018, at the Grey Gables retirement home in Markdale, Ontario.

Born on August 26, 1933, in Peace River, Alberta, Bill was the eldest son of the late Ernest Blake and Marjorie Millicent Blake/Furgeson (Jerry Furgeson) of Peace River, AB.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Mary Blake (nee Leith); his brother Duncan Blake; sister Linda Longmuir (Denis); brother Gordon Furgeson (Vickie); sister Ada Vanderheide (Rick); his four children; Chris Blake (Bill) of Grande Prairie, AB; Marj Blake-Callinan (Tom) of Mill Valley CA, USA; Willie Blake (Arlene) of Calgary, AB; Wes Blake of Rainbow Lake, AB; his six grandchildren, Carmen (Blair), Jody, Ryan (Sarah), Jocelyn, Connor, Montana; his six great grandchildren; Dartanian, Ethan, Darius, Olivia, Asher, Daxton; and his brother in-law Doug (Carolyn) Leith; and many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and extended family of Ontario.

Raised on a farm in the Weberville area outside Peace River, Alberta, Bill left home at the age of 15 and became a plumber and pipefitter. Inspired by his entire family’s fascination with airplanes and aviation in general, he purchased an airplane and learned how to fly.  Early on he flew the Cessna Crane or the “Bamboo Bomber” as he used to refer to it. After starting his professional career bush-piloting float planes, he was sure he had made the big time piloting the legendary DC3 with Gateway Aviation. He was hired by Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) in 1965, and in 1969, he was rated on the Lockheed L382 Hercules. This time in his aviation career allowed him to see the world as the “Tramp Steamer” flew freight from the high north of the Canadian Arctic, to the Deserts of Saudi Arabia and to the depths of the South American jungle in Brazil. His career with his initial Jet aircraft rating on the brand new “Boeing 737” in 1972. The high point of his 737 flying was the introduction of Jet service into Peace River on September 15, 1975. He was the Captain on the first B737 aircraft into Peace River, AB and ultimately piloted the last B737 flight out of the Peace River airport in 1983 when Canadian Airlines discontinued jet service there.  He retired early from Canadian Airlines flying the DC-10 at the age of 57 to pursue his second career as a grain farmer in Peace River. His passion for flying never left him and was shared with other family members; his step-father, his two brothers and both of his sons all became pilots and some owing private aircraft.

Bill was an avid and entertaining story teller, adventuresome traveler who literally “saw” the world, a hard working “hobby-farmer” (controlling over 2.5 sections of land at one time), owner of a trucking company (Captain Tractors), partner in a regional airline (Southern Frontier Air Transport), and a loving husband and father; he will be missed dearly.

Our family wishes to extend a special and sincere thank you to all of the staff at Grey Gables in Markdale, ON for their attentive care and support over the last few years and especially during Bill’s final days. The family also extends their sincerest gratitude to Fawcett Funeral and Cremation Reception center.

The family will be receiving all of Bill’s friends from 10am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Priceville, ON; Saturday, Nov 3rd until the service at 11am with lunch to follow. Bill’s final resting place will be amongst his close relatives in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Peace River, Alberta Nov 7, 2018 at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Day Away Program-Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce would be greatly appreciated.Online donations and condolences at 888-924-2810


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Obituary of Derek Rhead Wallace.

Posted by on October 31, 2018

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Derek Rhead Dalgeish Wallace Wilson announces the passing of their beloved son on August 5th, 2018 at the age of 34 years.

Derek will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Isabelle Marie McMillan; parents Laurie Wallace and father Robert Wilson(Jolayne); sisters Jessica Wallace, Ashley Jackson(Jack) and brothers Jeyden Wallace, Christopher Montgomery(Amanda) and Cody Wilson. His grandmother Mabel Wilson, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and friends.

Derek was met in heaven by his loving brother Nicholas Kendrew, cousin Nicholas Whynott and grandfather George Wilson who he was predeceased by.

A cremation has taken place and a small family service will take place at a later date in Cold Lake, AB and Canmore, AB.

Derek was a free spirit who loved the mountains, fishing and being with his friends and his family.

October 30th, 1983 – August 5th, 2018

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Obituary of Gerald Robert Bartlett.

Posted by on October 31, 2018

On August 16th, 2018, Gerald (Jerry) Robert Bartlett of Cold Lake, Alberta, peacefully passed away surrounded by family at the age of 54 years.
Gerald will be loving remembered by his siblings, Christina Chadwick Nee Bartlett; Curtis Bartlett; Joeseph Bartlett (Donna); MaryAnne Kowalachuck nee Virtue(Frank) as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
Gerald was predeceased by his mother and father; Joan Ida Bartlett; Keith Alward and grandparents; Lillian Bartlett; George Bartlett.
Gerald (Jerry) was born in Sussex New Brunswick on December 28th, 1963. Despite Gerald having a hard life he was known to many of having a very kind heart, a love of nature and animals, especially his two dogs, Jasper and Sadie who meant the absolute world to him. Gerald loved to spend time with his closest friends Wayne and Hella-Ann Borolotto, they were so kind and loving to him, he also adored their two boys, Cole and Jesse who were like family. Gerald’s proudest accomplishment in life was being able to serve in the military from 1982-1993.
Gerald’s last few years were tremendously hard on him, he was very sick and suffered greatly but always carried on with a smile and much strength. Gerald is at peace and reunited with Jasper and Sadie.
A Cremation will take place and a small service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Gerald is asking for donations to a humane society of their choice as Gerald’s dogs meant the world to him.

December 28th, 1963 – August 16th, 2018

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Posted by on October 30, 2018

It is with immense sadness that the family of little miss Leni May announce her peaceful passing, within her parents arms on Aug 30th.

Leni was born on August 24th 2018 at 9:11PM, weighing 7lbs 1oz. She brought so much love & joy to her family in her short time here and she will be missed dearly.

Leni was brought into this world with love by her parents Patrick and Nicole (Carlton) Low. She was welcomed with so much love by her big brother Leigham and big sister Addisyn. So many family members were blessed to have had the chance to meet her, spend time with her and attend her baptism.
A cremation has taken place and she is now at home with her family.

In our arms for a little while, in our hearts forever – Until we meet again baby girl xoxox

August 24th 2018-August 31st 2018

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Obituary of Maureen Miller-Nielsen. July 8th 1951-October 15th 2018

Posted by on October 30, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Maureen Miller-Nielsen announces the passing of their beloved mother and wife on October 15th, 2018 at the young age of 67 years.
Maureen is lovingly remembered by the love of her life Stan Miller-Nielsen; her daughter, Lesley Brown (Troy); her son, Kristian Miller-Nielson (Cabri); brothers, Ken Drake (Charlotte), Les Drake (Cookie) and Kevin Drake; as well as her beloved grandchildren; Hunter, Kathryn, Walker, Shea and Lennyn. Maureen is predeceased by her sister, Diane Drake.
Maureen was born on July 8th, 1951 to her mother Margret McKinley and father Keith Drake. She grew up in Cold Lake with her three brothers and one sister. Maureen and Stan were high school sweethearts and married on April 28th, 1973. Maureen and Stan welcomed a baby girl, Lesley on April 10th, 1980 and completed their family with the birth of their son Kristian two years later on July 4th, 1982.
Maureen attended the University of Alberta and obtained her teaching degree then went on to acquire her Master’s of Education which led her to working in the school system as a teacher and later a principal for 32 years.
Maureen was known for her infectious laugh, her one of a kind hospitality, a love for traveling and seeing the world. She always tried her best and gave more than she took.  Maureen loved her family and friends, she showed up to listen, offer advice, cheer or share a glass of wine when needed.
Maureen was an avid runner and role modelled health to everyone around her. She took pride in participating in every one of the 38 Terry Fox Runs. She also loved a good game of pickleball, whether it be for the athletic challenge or the friendly banter on the court.
A celebration of life for Maureen was held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at the Lakeland Inn. In Lieu of flowers, Maureen has asked that friends and family to participate or donate to the annual Terry Fox Run to carry on her love for the event and for the development of cancer research.

“Be not anxious about tomorrow. Do todays duty, fight todays temptations and do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things you cannot see and could not understand if you saw them.”

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Obituary of CHRISTINE JOCELYNE MARIE THOMAS. October 30th 1960-October 19th 2018

Posted by on October 30, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Christine Thomas announces her passing on October 19th, 2018 at the age of 57 years after a short yet courageous battle with cancer.

Christine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Richard Thomas; her daughter Jennifer Rhyason (Corey); her son Jason Thomas; her four sisters, Joanne(Andre), Rose-Marie, Roxanne(Tim)and Sandy-Lynne(Al); as well as many friends and family. Christine was predeceased by her sister; Monique and her beloved dogs.

Christine was born to her mother and father on October 30th, 1960 in North Bay, Ontario where she grew up with her loving sisters. Christine and Richard sealed their love and got married on April 30th, 1983 In North Bay, Ontario. Christine and her loving husband, Richard welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl Jennifer Lee on June 30th, 1984 and completed their family with the birth of a baby boy Jason Paul two years later on August 19th, 1986.
Christine will be forever known for the immense love for her family and especially her two grandchildren; Jace Rhyason and Eva Rhyason. Christine was very artistic and loved to express herself through art and crafting, as well as having a love for clothing and jewelry. Christine and Richard loved to travel and see the world together, spend time with their family and their shard love for their dogs. Christine’s greatest accomplishment in life will forever be that she “raised two of the most incredible children”. Christine’s joy, happiness and love for others has had a long-lasting impression on everyone who met her, whether it be in passing or from her job as a Jewelry Clerk at Treasure’s Jewellers in Bonnyville. Everyone had the same thing to say about Christine, that she “Is absolutely beautiful inside and out”.

A Funeral Service has taken place. The family would like to thank all those to attended in memory of Christine.

October 30th 1960 – October 19th 2018

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Obituary of Donald Ross McIntyre (Langley, Edmonton, Winnipeg)

Posted by on October 19, 2018

Donald Ross McIntyre

June 14,1932 – October 13, 2018

Don was born in Morden, Manitoba to Alfred Woodward McIntyre and Isabel Valentine McIntyre (nee Macey). He grew up on the border where his father worked. As a small boy he developed his life long love affair with cars as he learned the makes and models of all the cars that passed through the border each day.

Don graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Arts and spent most of his career working as a claims manager in the insurance industry. He married the love of his life and his best friend Dorothy Ann Redfearn in 1957 and set about raising his family in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. In 1988 he was transferred to Langley BC where he retired. Don and Dorothy loved to travel. After Dorothy died in 2013, Don took a solo trip to Tuktoyaktuk in February, 2015 at the age of 82 as a fundraiser for the cancer society.  

Don and Dorothy’s lives were characterized by the friends they made in every decade and every community where they lived. Don still kept in contact with his university fraternity friends, the couples they regularly gathered with in Edmonton and all the friends he made in churches and business throughout the years. 

Don considered himself the most fortunate of men, blessed with 56 years of love with his wonderful wife, Dorothy and another couple of years of love with Myrna Huggan, his dear partner for the last years of his life, with Myrna visiting him every day as Don spent his last days in the hospital and finally the hospice.

Don leaves behind his sister, Elizabeth (Lynn), sons Matthew and Cameron (Darlene), daughter Kathleen (Phil), grandchildren Arica (Bryce), Kate, Larisa, Joshua, Emily (Josh), Nathan Ross, Joanna, Xiomara, Benjamin, Jacob, and great grandchildren Cooper and Michael.

Many thanks to Reverend Kelly Duncan and Reverend Laurie Deacon for their care and attentiveness to Dad in his last weeks, and to the staff at Crossroads Inlet Hospice and the Royal Columbian Hospital who were unfailingly kind and compassionate.

A Memorial Service will be held for Don on Wednesday, Oct 24th at 7 pm at the Parish of St. George in Fort Langley  (9160 Church St., Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R6).


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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

 “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

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

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Obituary of Slavec, John. 1927-2018

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Born in Knezak, Slovenia


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Obituary of Wiebe, Edward John

Posted by on September 30, 2018

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Peacefully surrounded by loving family at Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta B.C. on Sunday, September 23, 2018, Edward John Wiebe, born September 27th 1931 at the age of 86, four days short of his 87th Birthday has passed away.


Ed was the dear husband (married July 5th 1953) of the late Mary (Dueck) Wiebe age 70 and daughter Ruth (Wiebe) Barnes age 62.  Loving father to Daniel and Kenneth (Robert) Wiebe (Bonnie).  Grandfather of Dayna, Brian, Ashley, Aaron, Julia, Alica, Brittany, Kody, Ashlyn and Brendyn. He greatly enjoyed and was proud of his great grandchildren Ben, Maia, Eleanor, Anneliese, Clara, Honor, Tori, Sebastian, Ryder, Scarlett, Ophelia and Aivian. Also survived by his sister, Lillian (Cornelius Guenter) and Betty (Art Steosz).  Predeceased by brother, Bob Wiebe age 54.  Also be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was a long time and faithful member of the “Gideons” and “Campus Crusade for Christ” as well as churches in Prince George BC, Edmonton and Calgary AB serving as a Deacon and committed member.


Ed began his working life with his industrious Father, Peter Bernard Wiebe practicing as an electrician in Manitoba, at age16 Ed was officially a journeyman electrician. After being Wed at age 21, he moved to Calgary then Dawson Creek and finally Ft. St. John at which time he acquired his pilot license.  He and his family later moved to Prince George where Ed became self employed, operating businesses in industrial electric fields such as electric motor repair and rebuilding, diesel electric units, power-line construction etc. and then branching out to Edmonton AB.  While there he also owned an agricultural equipment dealership in Killam AB and an automotive dealership in Camrose AB.


Ed’s generosity, gentle nature, curiosity of all and kindness will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed as a father, as a brother, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many many many others.

The Service will be held at Cedar Park Church, October 13th at 2:00pm.  5300-44th Ave, Delta BC.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Gideons International at


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Obituary of Test 123

Posted by on September 30, 2018

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Obituary of CARR: Rita Geraldine of Belleville

Posted by on August 31, 2018

CARR, “Rita” Geraldine – of Belleville, entered into rest at her home on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at the age of 85 years. Daughter of the late Charles & Mary Gaudet. Cherished mother of; Lisa Carr of Belleville, Mike (Wanda) Carr of Brantford, Tony Carr of Edmonton, Steve Carr of Edmonton and Bill (Jody) Carr of Baltimore, Ontario. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Andrew, Matthew, Megan, Addison and Nolan.  Rita will be missed by her cherished companion Radar.

Rita’s family have organized a Celebration of Life which will be held at the Belleville Shrine Club, 51 Highland Avenue, Belleville on Sunday August 5th, 2018, from 1-4 p.m.

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

If desired, donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology Department) would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of WEVER: Thoon (Tony) of Belleville

Posted by on August 31, 2018





WEVER, Thoon “Tony” – of Belleville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 in his 85th year. Son of the late Jacobus & Falkena).  Loving father of Evelyn Wever of Quebec City, Jacob “Jim” Wever (Julia) of Langdon, and Carolyn Thomas (Mark) of Ottawa. Dear grandfather “Pake” of Timothee Boutin, Cassandra & Katrina Wever, Michael Baarda (deceased) and Lucy Thomas. Tony will be missed by his siblings Freda Van der Bergs (late husband Wietse) of Holland, (late) Nick Wever (Minety) of Alberta, Ann Kempenaar (John) of Belleville, (late) John Wever (Willi) of Belleville, Susan Ippel (Keith) of St. Catharines, (late) Dirk “Dick” Wever (Annamarie) of Alberta, Mary Rekker (Sam) of Belleville, Rennie Keuning (Ken) of Belleville, Bert Wever (Wilma) of Lynwood, Roelie Brink (late husband Carl) of Bowmanville and (late) Mike Wever. Dear brother-in-law of Ali Blok (Wim), Hanny Komdeur (Gerhard) and Hieke From (late husband Piet), all of Holland.

Cremation has already taken place.

Visitation will be held at Maranatha Church (100 College Street West, Belleville) on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 3–6p.m.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Tony`s Life will take place at Maranatha Church on Saturday August 11th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

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Obituary of ALBERT EDWIN SCHNELL, C.C.C., Hon. B.A.S.

Posted by on August 29, 2018

August 9, 1935 – August 23, 2018

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear husband and father, Albert Edwin Schnell, at home at the age of 83. He was a gentle and loving pillar of strength and will be missed immensely by Rosmarie, his beloved wife of 57 years, son Andre, and daughter Marion. Albert was predeceased by his loving parents Paul and Franziska Schnell. He will be missed greatly by extended family in Switzerland including his dear brothers Paul (Erika) and Hans (Liselotte), brother-in-law Eugen (Christa), and nieces Daniela (Christian), Eliane (Markus), Carole (Rolf), Viviane, and their sons and daughters.

Albert was extraordinarily caring, compassionate and generous to all. He was a man of strong faith in God and relied heavily on the Lord. Albert was an active member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto and, prior to that, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. House of Compassion of Toronto was also dear to his heart.

Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Albert followed his great passion for cooking and quickly rose to become a world-renowned chef. He was blessed with an illustrious 50-year career in the culinary field, of which the last 45 years were with Hilton International in Montreal and then Toronto. At the age of 28, he became Executive Chef at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and four years later was appointed as Corporate Executive Chef of Hilton Canada, the position he held until his retirement from Hilton Toronto in 2000.

Albert was fondly referred to as “Papa Schnell” by those who worked with him over the years. He was a mentor to many in all corners of the world and with whom he maintained and cherished close friendships. Throughout his career he always acknowledged that the many accomplishments were the result of the entire team.

Albert passionately promoted his profession and the high standards of international cuisine and received awards for his lifetime commitments towards apprenticeship training and excellence in Culinary Arts. He was a member of several organizations including the Escoffier Society of Toronto, the Canadian Culinary Federation, and the Toronto Chapter of Les Toques Blanches of which he was a founding member and the first President.

Albert had so many interests and passions in life, such as nature, the outdoors, gardening, and learning. The family will fondly remember our vacations together in Switzerland.

A Memorial Service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street, Toronto) on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations in memory of Albert may be made to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church or House of Compassion of Toronto.

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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
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 Ernie Rein

Posted by on August 21, 2018

Ernie Passed away peacefully on Friday August 17, 2018 at the age of 90, at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, AB. He was born February 5th, 1928 in Earl Gray, Saskatchewan to George and Barbara Rein. Growing up on the farm in Snowden, the second oldest of 12, he learned the importance of family and hard work. Ernie Married Bernice McCrea on September 28, 1956. Ernie and Bernice began their life together in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1957 they welcomed a daughter Colleen, a son Terry in 1959 and daughter Debra in 1961. In 1968 another son Leslie, would complete their family. Ernie was ambitious and driven, over the next 30 years Ernie worked hard to support his family. His working career included, driving truck, hauling trailers, fixing mobile home furnaces, and finally setting up camp trailers for the oilfield. He even fit in farming for a few summers!  When he wasn’t working, he was traveling, camping, playing cards and square dancing. But most important he loved his time spent with his family. Ernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Bernice (McCrea), son Terry (Marion) their children Samantha & Steven, Audrey (Juan), daughter Debra (Kevin) her 3 children Eric (Chantelle), Mark (Jody) & Harley, Son Leslie (Dana) his 2 children James & Sophia. Their Daughter Colleen (pre-deceased in 2005) her 2 children Amber (Peter) Vleeming, & Ashley (Forrest) Ferguson. Great Grandchildren, Emma, Austin, Maddie, Maverick, Memphis, Stella, Taylor, Olivia & Noah.

Celebration of life to be held at Connelly McKinley Sherwood Park-Millwoods Chapel 4820 Meridian St NW Edmonton Friday August 24, 2018 at 2:00pm


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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


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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

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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

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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

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Obituary of Mills; June Louise of Markdale, formerly of Priceville resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Mills; June Louise (nee Sherwood)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of June at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Thursday, July 5, 2018 of Markdale in her 79th year. Beloved wife(honey) of Sheldon of 61 years. Loving mother of Allan of Desboro, Linda(Keith) Banks of Warburg, AB, Roy(Darla Burch) of Devon, AB, Shirley Hendrickson(Murray Schmidt) of RR4 Walkerton, Donna(Gary) Taylor of Whitby, Larry(Arlene) of BC, Nancy(Mike) Hogenes of New Lowell, Rosie(Bill) King of Warburg, AB and the late Kenneth and Richard. Loved and remembered by 26 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Richard(Ellen) Sherwood of Sarnia and Joanne Hewgill of Meaford. Predeceased by siblings Wanda, Elaine and Eva.

June was born to Julian and Maud Sherwood on June 23, 1940 in Oxford County, Ontario. She met and married the love of her life, Sheldon, in January. June took pride in raising her children and then watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. She thoroughly enjoyed walking, music and dancing. She had a great love for cats and was often found taking care of the “pretty kitty” next door when needed. A special thank you to Dr. Power, Dr. Kathler and all of the staff that have been helpful at the Markdale Hospital.

The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton on Monday, July 9 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral service from the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 1:00pm. June will be laid to rest at “Home” with her two sons at McNeil Cemetery, Priceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzhiemer’s Society would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at 888-924-2810

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