Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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

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Linda Anne Walsh court clark: Parrysound,ont of Timmins,Ont

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Linda was born nov30/63-passed jan28/16 she left behind
two children Jay,Pam, and extended family eve,frances,Norma,rose,Pauline,Arthur,grace service was held,on family property with a few chosen family cremation followed Feb 1 /16 bracebridge,ont I her commonlaw spouce,request time,and privacy donations family ask
mental health org of your choice

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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LUDWIG, John of Hamilton

Posted by on January 1, 2015

LUDWIG, John “Big John”

Peacefully with his family by his side, the Lord called to Himself John Ludwig on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Marlene (nee Murphy) for 35 years. Much loved father of Linda and Robert White, Joshua, Daniel (Cassandra), and Gregory (Stephanie). Beloved son of the late Arent and Riekje Ludwig. Dear brother of John † and Willy, Margaret (Monte†) Smith, Rene, Harry and Janet, Frank and Dawn, Fred, Tina and Joe Nichol, Shirley and Bill Bowes, Bill, Joanne (Henry†) VanBrederode and Bryan. Beloved brother-in-law of Sylvia Murphy, Linda and Ted Earl, Tina and Ed Moriarity, Francis and Shirley Murphy, Bernadette Murphy, and Greg Murphy. John was the proud owner and operator of Professional Antenna for over 40 years. Family will receive friends at ANCASTER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH 575 Shaver Road (at Garner Road), Ancaster on Monday January 5, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glanbrook Cemetery.  If desired, a donation in John’s Memory to the Anchor Association (www.anchor-association.com) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

 

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Yorke, Brenda Gail of Dutton

Posted by on December 2, 2014

Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday December 2 2014 Brenda Gail [Cowell] Yorke of Dutton in her 53rd. year. Beloved wife of Gary Yorke. Dear daughter of Gail and the late Donald Cowell. Brother of Richard Cowell. Proud mother of Nancy Yorke and Rob Nowakowski of Guelph, Melissa Yorke and Matt Jamieson, Rachel and Anthony Gladkowski, Donny Yorke all of Dutton, Step mother to Trina and Tim MacGregor of Ailsa Craig and Tim Yorke of London. Proud grandmother of her 14 grandchildren. Survived by many nieces and nephews. “Will be forever missed”. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral HomeBrenda Yorke 2193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Friday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday December 6 2014 at 11 A.M. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CASSANDRO; Janet Faye (nee Bird) Formerly of Hillsdale

Posted by on June 4, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband and family at her side on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. Janet Cassandro at the age of 60 leaves behind her loving husband Guiliano (Jules). Devoted mother of the late Jason Matthews and cherished daughter of the late Lester and Marie Bird. Dear sister of Joan Yaretz, Sharon Dickson, Caroline Bird, Lester Bird Jr., Roderick Bird and Keith Bird. Janet will also be fondly remembered by her Aunt Faye Tabor, Uncle Donald Bird, her in-laws, nieces, nephews and wonderful circle of friends. Friends may call at Adams Funeral Home 445 St. Vincent Street Barrie Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Thomas Anglican Church Shanty Bay would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca  

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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Madower, John Charles of Barrie, Ontario, formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Posted by on January 14, 2014

John Charles Madower2Madower, John Charles – At his residence in Barrie, ON on Sunday, January 12, 2014. John Madower age 68 years, formerly of Cape Breton, NS, beloved husband of Shirley Susan Noseworthy. Dear father of Janice S. ( Ivan Galesic) of Barrie, John A. Madower, of Scarborough, ON. Loving grandfather of Jessica Tecca and Chelsea Madower. Brother of Fred Madower (Iris) of Truro, NS, Ruth Blackwood, and Gladys Axworthy (Johnny) all of Sydney, NS, Paul Madower (Audrey) of New Waterford, NS, David Madower of Sydney, NS and Susan Cafazzo (Dino) of Ottawa, ON. John was a wonderful father, husband and friend who loved fishing, hunting, golf and country music, he will be sadly missed by all. A celebration of John’s life will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 88 Cardinal St., Barrie, ON between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the O.S.P.A., Barrie, ON. Condolences may be placed at marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca

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Mallett: Ethel Irene of Orillia

Posted by on November 17, 2013

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(Member of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, and the West Shore Women’s Institute; Former member of the T.I.E. Club)
peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Trillium Manor, Orillia on Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 5 months after celebrating her 100th birthday.  Ethel Mallett, of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Charles (Charlie) Mallett.  Mother of Marilyn Graves and husband Ralph of Argyle, Hazel Bishop and husband Henry Mueggler of New Brunswick, Ruby Wylie and husband John of New Brunswick, and Jeannette Barlow of Orillia.  Grandmother of Geoff, Wanda, Terry, Tanis, and Jeanene.  Great grandmother of 8 and great great grandmother of 3.  Predeceased by brothers Ivan and Lorne.    Thank you to the staff at Trillium Manor, Bayshore Nursing and the Red Cross girls for their care and compassion.  The late Mrs. Ethel Mallett will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St.,N., Orillia on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm and on Monday, November 18th from 12 Noon until time of service in the chapel at 1 pm.  A reception will follow in the Mundell Reception room.  Interment to take place at the Atherley Cemetery at 3:30 pm.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church or Trillium Manor Activities would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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CONNELL: Lawrence “Larry” William of Cobourg

Posted by on October 16, 2013

ConnellLawrenceCONNELL, Lawrence “Larry” William (Warrant Officer III RCEME, ret.) – In his 88th year, at Northumberland Hills Hospital, on Tuesday October 15, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Connell (2012). Loving father of Theresa Miller and step-father of David (Patricia) Wilcox. Dearly missed by his grandchildren Bryanna, Bayley, Suzanne (Ben) and Paul (Debbie), and his great-grandchildren Maddlynn, Katie, Josh, Nicole and Joshua. He will also be sadly missed by Robyn. Lawrence is survived by his brother Jack (Olive) Connell, and is predeceased by his brother Eugene and his sisters Grace (the late Harold), Vivienne (the late Grant) and Catherine. A memorial service will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home (30 King St. E., Cobourg) on Sunday October 20, 2013 at 2 pm, with visitation taking place one hour prior, from 1 -2 pm. Interment to take place in Granville, Nova Scotia. Donations in memory of Lawrence may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Northumberland Hills Hospital- Palliative Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Coleman, Lenora Helen of Barrie, Ontario, formerly of Margaretsville, Nova Scotia

Posted by on October 7, 2013

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Coleman, Lenora Helen (Earley). It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lee Coleman of Barrie, Ontario in her 94th year on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Predeceased by her husband Spurgeon (Spinx) and her much loved son Max. Momma to Brenton (Rollande) of Callander, ON, Joe (Carol) of Hampton, NS, Barbara Friedl of Hamilton, ON, Betty Mason (Harvey) of Kirkland Lake, ON, Phillip (Gail) of Barrie, ON, Debra (Drew) Johnston of Barrie, ON. Nannie will be greatly missed by her 17 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. As well she leaves behind many family and friends from coast to coast, especially her dear sister-in-law, Cora Green of Nictaux, NS. She never ceased to marvel at the birth of a baby, “aren’t they just a miracle”, she would say. She loved all animals with a particular fondness for cats. Lee was born October 9, 1919 in the small fishing village of Margaretsville, Nova Scotia, she is the last direct descendant of the first lighthouse keeper, William Early. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Lee’s life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:00am in the chapel of Grove Park Home, Barrie, ON for family and close friends. Interment at Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie, ON. The family would like to thank all the staff on “maple” at Grove Park Home for their friendship, compassion and care given to Lee. A heartfelt thank you to  Cathy, a fellow animal lover and Lisa, a kinderd Maritimer, In lieu of flowers, donations in Lee’s memory would be appreciated to Furry Friends Cat Shelter in Barrie, www.furryfriendsshelter.org . Cremation entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie, ON. Condolences may be placed at www.marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca

Momma will be always loved and never forgotten.

 

 

 

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

Hodgins Brad web photoAt his home, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, of London in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Greg and Kathy Hodgins of Grand Bend.  Dear uncle of Susan (Tim) Patton and Jill (Mike) Bale.  Missed by his 4 great-nephews.  Predeceased by his niece Kristin Hodgins and his parents Ida and Clare Hodgins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11AM. Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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