Wilson: William Ewan age 77 of Dresden

Posted by on September 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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WELLS: Douglas Gordon age 96 of Ridgetown formerly of Tupperville.

Posted by on August 23, 2016

20160823_083052-3WELLS: Douglas Gordon age 96 of Ridgetown formerly of Tupperville passed away on Sunday August 21, 2016 at The Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Stanley & Lela (Richards) Wells. Doug was a good athlete and enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and golf. Member of Dresden Community Church. He is survived by a foster daughter Mary Jane Franz of Boston, step-daughters Cathy Boak (Richard) of Wallaceburg and Bev Daly (Gordon) of Chatham, step-son Gerald Eves (Lynn) of R.R. 2 Tupperville, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, two sisters Dorothy Shaw and Helen Houston both of Chatham. He is also survived by 5 nephews. Doug is predeceased by his wife Jean (Bird) Wells, infant daughter Sharon, brothers-in-law Charlie Houston and Ken Shaw. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St. Dresden on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, August 25, 2016 for one hour prior to the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Colin Paterson is officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Dresden Community Church or Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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DOOM:Freddy age 72 of Dresden

Posted by on August 9, 2016

Fredd DoomDoom: Freddy age 72 of Dresden passed away Monday August   8, 2016 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance Public General Campus. Born in Belgium son of Irma Doom and the late Albert Doom. Survived by his wife Rita (Vankoughnett) Doom of Dresden, daughter Debbie Doom (Alex McLellan) of Kingston, son David Doom (Wendy) of Chatham, step son Rob Cracknell of Chatham, five grandchildren: Sarah, Emma, Jacob, Olivia and Katelyn, sisters: Monica Badder (Gary) and Marlene Roberts both of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by his father Albert Doom, brother Roland Doom and step daughter Tina Cracknell. Cremation has taken place at Resurrection Cemetery and Crematorium Sarnia. Visitation will take place at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Private burial will take place at a later date. If desired memorial contributions to the Chatham Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Harris: Whittney age 89 of Dresden

Posted by on July 5, 2016

Harris0000001bHARRIS: Whittney Sr. age 89 of Dresden, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Chatham Kent Hospice. He was born in Raleigh Twp., son of the late Charles and Florence (Morris) Harris.

He is survived by his loving wife: Joyce (VanDyke) Harris, daughter Lisa Harris of Chatham, sons Whittney Harris Jr. of Dresden, Kevin Harris (Janice) of Nanaimo BC, 3 grandchildren: Nathan (Jemmie), Leon, Barbara Opong (Steven),Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Mae Highgate (George), Irene Simmons (Charles), Verna Harris and Vera Harris, Brother Tom Harris (Corrine).Visitors will be received at Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden, on Friday, July 8 11a.m. -1p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the Funeral Home on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 1p.m. with Maartin DePooter officiating.  Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Chatham Kent Hospice Foundation or Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

 

 

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WELLS: (Frances) Jean of Ridgetown formerly of Dresden

Posted by on July 2, 2016

#2WELLS: (Frances) Jean age 91 late of Ridgetown formerly of Dresden passed away Friday at Chatham Kent Health Alliance Public General Campus. Born in Woodstock daughter of the late Esdon and Alamina (Peters) Bird. Jean was a former member of 4-H, an avid bowler and golfer, a member of Zion United Church U.C.W. and a St. John’s Ambulance volunteer. She leaves to mourn her passing her loving  husband Douglas Wells, daughters: Cathy Boak ( Richard) of Wallaceburg and Bev Daly (Gordon) of Chatham, son: Gerald Eves (Lynn) of R. R.# 2 Tupperville, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Helen Houston and Dorothy Shaw. She is predeceased by a sister Mildred Meredith and brother Elwood Bird. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Linda McFadden and Reve. Colin Paterson   officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions to Dresden Community Church or the Chatham Kent Hospice Foundation would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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Kiar: Ole age 89 of Chatham

Posted by on June 30, 2016

IMG_0432KIAR, OLE      Passed away peacefully at dawn on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Ole was born in Montreal on October 28, 1926 to Marie (nee Hennings) and Mogens Kiar. Loving husband of Kathleen “Kitty” (nee McMenamon) for 64 years. Predeceased by his son, Peter Ole (1995). Dedicated father of Wendy Margot, Stuart Kermack (Katherine) and Ian Georg Hennings (Stephanie Shinkoda). Proud grandfather of Alexander, Kazu and Elsa. Predeceased by sister Bitten Thompson (Allan) and survived by brother Palle (Marie), sister-in-law Liane Smith and many nieces and nephews.

 

A proud Canadian, Ole cherished his Danish heritage. He graduated from Shawinigan High School in 1944, and went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Bishop’s University in 1949. Ole met his wife of 64 years, Kitty, in 1951, after stumbling at a ski party and landing at her feet. They married on June 23, 1952 in Drummondville, Quebec. Ole began his career at Shawinigan Chemicals in 1950, but the bulk of his working life spanned four decades in the pulp and paper industry.

 

During the 1960s to 1980s Ole was a a staunch defender of English language education rights in the Province of Quebec, serving on the St. Maurice Valley Protestant School Board, the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards, and the Canadian School Trustees Association.

 

Ole moved the family to nearby Grand Mere in 1972 as he and Kitty built their family home on the shores of the St. Maurice River. Their new home quickly became a social hub for the community, with parties, bonfires, and annual visits from the Ottawa Kiars on Labour Day. Ole spent countless hours building many limestone walls that framed the house against the river.

 

Not much of a swimmer, Ole preferred to be on top of the Saint Maurice River in his canoe (The WENPET) or his Flying Junior sailboat (THE WISP ). Ole also pursued his love of skiing in the mountains of the Laurentians, Eastern Townships and Mount Washington in New Hampshire where one spring day he climbed Tuckerman’s Ravine and skied down.

 

In 1985, Ole moved to Consolidated Bathurst’s head office in Montreal to take on a job in Technical Services. This career change also meant saying goodbye to Shawinigan; Ole and Kitty eventually settled in Creg Quay near Lancaster Ontario. For the next 6 years, Ole travelled to Toronto weekly to consult with various Consolidated clients.

 

Retirement in 1991 brought skiing, tennis, travel, bridge, scrabble and more sailing in the WISP II on the mighty St. Lawrence River. Ole and Kitty moved to Chatham Ontario in 2008 to be closer to family and while Ole’s pace slowed down, he continued to enjoy tennis and bridge. A life well lived, Ole will be missed by his loving family and friends old and new.

 

Visiting at Thomas Deburger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden (519-683-4343) on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Service in celebration of Ole’s life will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., followed by reception with light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www. deburgerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Farnsworth: Ormond “Farny” of Dresden

Posted by on June 29, 2016

2016-06-29 14.39.17FARNSWORTH: Ormond “Farny”, 87, a lifelong resident of Dresden, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA), Public General Campus. Farny served his community as a volunteer fireman in the Dresden-Camden Fire Dept. for over 40 years. He was a member of Dresden Legion Br. 113, member of the Dresden Agricultural Society, the Ontario Racing Commission and Ontario Harness Horse Association. A veteran owner/trainer/driver and volunteer, Farny was honoured as Horseman of the Year in 2015 and was inducted into Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame. He is survived by his loving wife Vivian (Webster) Farnsworth, son Paul Farnsworth of London, daughter and son-in-law Ann and Patrick Hoffer  of London, 2 grandchildren Ryan & Erin Hoffer, sisters-in-law Eileen Le Patourel, Darlene Lather, Janie Webster and several nieces and nephews. Farny is predeceased by his parents Arguyle and Pearl (Wilder) Farnsworth, his brothers James of Sprucedale and Lloyd of Riverside CA, and his sisters Rheta Russell of St. Catharines, Pearl McKinlay of Blenheim, Dorothy Szasz of Ridgetown, Buella Sherk of St. Catharines, Betty Orchiston of Ridgetown, Helen St. Pierre of Chatham and Jean Keane of Dresden.  Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 12-1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Horrobin officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to CKHA, Kidney Foundation, Dresden Legion or charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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Solomon: James Alvy age 88 of Dresden

Posted by on June 27, 2016

James Solomon0000001ASOLOMON: James Alvy, age 88 of Dresden passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus. He was born in Chatham Township son of the late Daniel & Hazel (Richardson) Solomon. James was a member of the First Regular Baptist Church, Dresden. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Kathleen (Handsor) Solomon, daughters: Peggy Tomby (Albert Coppe) of Dresden, Susan Solomon of Chatham, Patty Melo (Jorge) of Mississauga and Sherry Sims of Chatham, sons: James Solomon of Dresden and Paul Solomon (Wendy Campbell) of Chatham, 7 grandchildren: Jason Tomby, Rebecca Tomby, Danny Melo, Sonia Melo, Nicole Solomon, Derek Solomon  and Naomi Sims, 3 great grandchildren, sister Beatrice Scott of Wayne, Michigan, brother Wilfred Solomon (Jean) of Dresden,sister-in-law Heddy Solomon, dear Uncle Pee Wee to a host of nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters: Mildred Brooks, Gertrude Simmons, Florine Simmons, brothers Clifford Solomon, Terrance Freeman,sister-in-law Barb Austin & Corrine Harris, brother-in-law Everitt Hnadsor &  infant twins Marvin & Melva. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden on Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 12 – 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Wright officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

 

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DUDLEY: James Benjamin age 91 of Chatham formerly of Dresden

Posted by on May 29, 2016

Dudley 2DUDLEY: James Benjamin passed away Friday May 27, 2016 peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham at age of 91 years. He is the son of the late Willis & Rose Dudley. He is predeceased by his wife Hilda (Robbins) Dudley. He is survived by his loving children: James & Judy, Diane, Linda, Robin & Janice Dudley, sister Dora Isaac, sisters-in-law Yvonne Robbins and Gwen Robinson. He was a proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. James is predeceased by his children William, Paul , Alice( Newby), son-in-law Duane Newby, sisters Verna, Doris, Anna-Mae, Francis and Vera; brothers Ivan, Stan and Harold.

During his lifetime, Jim worked in farming, highway construction, and retired from Navistar International in 1989. Jim was a lifelong member and former trustee of Union Baptist Church, Dresden. He was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 9 and Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ontario & Jurisdiction.

Jim had a passion for his family, church, travelling and good food.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice, Canadian Diabetes Camp Program or ARMBA Sunday School Auxiliary Camp would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff of Caleb Village, Eden Villa and Riverview Gardens for the care and kindness provided for Dad.

Visitors will be received at the Union Baptist Church, Union Line, Dresden, Monday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. St. John’s Masonic Lodge #9, Chatham will conduct a service at the church Monday at 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted from the Union Baptist Church on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Albert Lambkin officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, Dresden. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

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SHAW; Willa age 91 of Port Lambton

Posted by on May 17, 2016

Shaw Willa0000003ASHAW: Willa age 91 of Port Lambton passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Born in Petrolia daughter of the late Franklin and Olive (Gibson) Coneybeare. Her husband Wallace Shaw predeceased in 1993. Surviving are her children: Janis Wadsworth (Allan) of Port Lambton and Doug Shaw (Lois) of Dresden, 7 grandchildren Meredith Gardiner (Michael Malak), Erin Bunda (Geoff), Jason Wadsworth (Amy) , Jeff Wadsworth (Cara), Michael Shaw (Corinne), Becky Bast (Lindsay) and Rodney Shaw (Mechell)  and 9 great grandchildren, her sister Joan Pray, sisters-in-law Marilyn Shaw, Grace Ross, Marjorie Babcock (Walter) and Marion Meredith ( Dr. Ray), brother-in-law Gordon Brooksbank. Predeceased by son-in-law Allan Gardiner, sisters: Donna Webster and Pat Brooksbank, brother; Jack Coneybeare, sister-in-law Helen Smith, brothers-in-law Don Pray, Del Webster, John Shaw, Jack Ross & Clarence Smith. Visiting at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden on Tuesday 3 – 7 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Taylor officiating assisted by Rev. Paul Shaw. Interment in Dresden Cemetery.  If desired memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia would be appreciated and left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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SPACIL: Charles age 87 of Chatham formerly of Dresden

Posted by on March 9, 2016

Charlie0000001cSPACIL: Charles Joseph age 87 of Chatham formerly of Dresden passed away Tuesday March 9, 2016 at Copper Terrace Nursing Home Chatham. Born in Chatham son of the late Martin and Antonia (Vsetula) Spacil. Survived by his loving wife Emily (Myvalt) Spacil of Chatham, daughters: Shirley Stevens (Lee ) of Dresden and Virginia Somr (Russell) of Dresden, four grandchildren: Phillip Somr (Connie),  Brent Somr, Linda Stevens (Anthony), Carrie Jibb (Doug) and eight great grandchildren,  sister: Patricia Kocak ( Rudy) of Oungah, brother Frank Spacil (Mary Ann) of Florida, sisters-in-law: Mary Spacil of Ridgetown, Carol Segeren of Blenheim, brother-in-law Joe Venclik (Nellie) of Blenheim. Predeceased by brother John Spacil and brother-in-law Willy Segeren. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden on Friday, March 12, 2016 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. when the funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home   with Rev. Linda McFadden officiating.  Interment in Dresden Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to Alzheimer Society   would be appreciated by the family and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhom.com

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Pumfrey: Sharon age 65 of Dresden

Posted by on March 8, 2016

Sharon0000001bPumfrey: Sharon age 65 of Dresden passed away Monday at Chatham Kent Health Alliance Sydenham Campus. Born in Petrolia daughter of the late Vern and Eleanor (Snyder) Pumfrey. Survived by son Dustyn and his wife Sarah Pumfrey of Dresden and grandchildren Josh, Andrea and Kelli, sisters Mary Lou MacDougall (Ken predeceased) of Dresden, Verna Parking (Sheldon predeceased) of Croton, brother Stewart Pumfrey and wife Ursula of Dresden and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Carl Pumfrey. Cremation has taken place at Resurrection Cemetery and Crematorium Sarnia. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Sunday March 13, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Monday March 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions to the Dresden Health Care Foundation would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

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Hawley: Carl age 74 of Thamesville

Posted by on February 24, 2016

2HAWLEY: Carl     On February 22, 2016 the world lost an incredible, loving man. He put up a courageous battle and fought until the very last moment. He was predeceased by his mother Kathleen Amanda (Baker) Hawley and father Lorne Garfield Hawley also a brother George Hawley and sister Helen Hawley. He is survived by his common-law spouse Sherry Fry who loved him dearly. He is also survived by his loving children Tina Alderdice (Bryon), Nicole Hawley (Jody Rumble), Daniel Fry (Candace), Kristin Fry (David Taylor), Randy Hawley (Gail), Angela Hawley, Tanya Hawley. He was the greatest Papa to many grandchildren and great grandchildren and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Prior to retirement Carl was one of the best auto mechanics of his day. He was also a Cub Scout leader, enjoyed fishing and later in years adored visiting with anyone who would stop over, as he had an abundance of friends that loved him dearly. He truly loved our kids and in honour of his caring nature, donations can be made to Thamesville Improvement Association, c/o Mike Wright, 29474 Zone Rd., R.R. 3 Bothwell ON  N0P 1C0 specifically for the construction of the splash pad for the kids. He believed kids should be kids as long as they can and would love for them to be playing outdoors. A celebration of his life will be held at the Dresden Legion at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 12, 2016. He will always be remembered by all who knew and loved him. Farewell to our Dad, Papa, Spouse and best friend to many. Until we meet again. xoxo  Arrangements entrusted to Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden.

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IRWIN; Audrey age 84 of Dresden

Posted by on February 21, 2016

Audrey0000001bIRWIN: Audrey Emelia age 84 of Park Street Place, Dresden passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at CKHA Sydenham Campus. She was born in Camden Twp. daughter of the late Byron & Reta (Pengelly) Lindsay. Audrey was a member of the Dresden Community Church and worked faithfully with the women of the church providing meals for various functions. Surviving are two daughters Arlene VanDerMeersch and Linda Whitson both of Dresden, daughter-in-law Patti Irwin, grandchildren: Jenny VanDerMeersch & Albert Pegg, Matt & Agata VanDerMeersch and children Ava & Jacob, Nicholas Irwin, Bradley & Kristie Irwin and children Charly & Caden Crawford and Leah & Lacey, Michael & Amanda Irwin and children Ivy & Olivia; sister Doris & Richard Hasson, brother Harold Lindsay. Two nieces and one nephew also survive. Audrey is predeceased by her husband Roy Irwin, son Robert Irwin, son-in-law Paul VanDerMeersch, grandson Mitchell Whitson, great grandson Hunter Irwin, brother Charles Lindsay, brother-in-law Howard &sister-in-law  Elda Irwin. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden on Sunday 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Dresden Community Church, 21 Highway, Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Linda McFadden officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Dresden Community Church or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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LADD: Vera age 96 of Scarborough formerly of Dresden

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Vera0000001ALADD: Vera age 96 of Scarborough formerly of Dresden passed away Friday February 5, 2016 at Rouge Valley Hospital, Scarborough. She was born in Chatham Township daughter of the late Willis & Rose (Smith) Dudley. Vera was a member of the Ladies Aid of Union Baptist Church and sang in the church choir. She is predeceased by her husband Lorne Ladd in 1980. Loving mother of Donna Ball (predeceased) and Roma Morrison and husband Cecil of Scarborough. Grandmother of five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Dear sister of Dora Issac of New York and James Dudley (Hilda predeceased) of Chatham. She is predeceased by one grandchild, brothers: Ivan, Stan & Harold Dudley, sisters: Anna Mae Simmons, Doris, Verna & Frances Dudley. The funeral service will be held at the Union Baptist Church on Union Line, Dresden Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Albert Lambkin will officiate. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Union Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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COOK; James Lloyd age 89 of Tilbury formerly of Dresden

Posted by on January 26, 2016

37a98801-cd8f-4d0f-987d-f81962d45d16 4)COOK: James Lloyd age 89 of Tilbury formerly of Dresden passed away Monday January 25, 2016 at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home. Born in Dresden son of the late Garnet and Marion (Lambkin) Cook.  Jim was a member and Past President of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 113 of Dresden. Predeceased by his wife Ruby (Handsor) Cook (1998) and loving companion Beverley Estabrooks (2007).  Dear father of Donald Cook (Bonnie) of Dresden, daughter-in-law Charlene Grayer-Cook (Jim Jr. predeceased), step father of Kelly Estabrooks of Glencoe, devoted grandfather (Papa) of Jordan, Steven (Cori), Jeff (Lauren), Amber, Tyler (Melanie), Samantha (Chris), Charlotte (Ken), sadly missed by great grandchildren, sisters: Virginia Travis (Wayne) of Chatham and Mary Lou Burnett (Cecil predeceased) of Chatham, brother: Jarvis Cook (Janet) of Dresden, sister-in-law Thelma Cook of Dresden also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Eleanor Brown and brother Gerald Cook and sister-in-law Victoria. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home Friday January 29,2016  at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Brian Anderson of Community Fellowship Baptist Church Wallaceburg officiating. Cremation to follow with interment of cremains at a later date. There will be a Legion walk through at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. If desired memorial contributions to the Parkinson Society or Dresden Legion Br. 113. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgefuneralhome.com

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JUDAH: Michael Anthony of Dresden

Posted by on January 18, 2016

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JUDAH: Michael Anthony age 54 passed away peacefully on Saturday January 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Chatham son of the late Harry and Annie Judah. Mike was an avid outdoorsman, spending a lot of time fishing and hunting. Mike was a loving husband to Angela (Erickson) Judah, father of Mandy, Brina & Brandon, step-father of Christopher Yakubowich, Amanda Zimmerman & Marcus, grandfather of Jade, Payten, Raven, Madison and Mason. Brother of Kathryn Judah, Nancy Rice and Jonella Judah. Brother-in-law of Wade, Robin, Michelle, Mark, Joel & Bonnie. Uncle to A.J., Malonni, Haley, Samantha, great uncle to Darius & Jayden. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St., Dresden on Thursday January 21, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held at the funeral home at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

 

 

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ZELINA: Ann Marie age 47 of Dresden

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Zelina1Zelina: Ann Marie age 47 of Dresden passed away Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Bluewater Health Norman Campus, Sarnia. Born in Wallaceburg daughter of William and Cheryl (Sterling) Sanderson of Dresden. Ann is survived by her parents, sister Cherie (Frank) Bueckert and their children Joshua, Justin, Jesse & Summer of Dresden, brother Darryl (Laurie) Sanderson and their children Tandis, Cameron, Jonathan & Michael of Chatham. There will be a private family visitation followed by cremation at Resurrection Crematorium, Sarnia. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross St. Dresden. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences or donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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TAYLOR: Gwendolyn age 75 of Corunna formerly of Dresden

Posted by on December 16, 2015

0141_004TAYLOR: Gwendolyn age 75 of Corunna formerly of Dresden passed away Tuesday December 15, 2015. She was born in Sarnia Township daughter of the late Warden and Edna (Chesney) Shortt. She was the loving wife of Ronald Taylor, dear mother and step-mother of Marion & Merlyn Browning of R.R. 5 Wallaceburg, Jane & Craig Duffenais of London, Anne Marie & Rodney Ewing of Tupperville, Raymond & Jen Peters of Chatham, Carol Huff (Richard) of London, Ron & Selene Taylor of Sarnia, Paul & Sophia Taylor of Milverton and Mark & Mary Taylor of Point Edward. Dear Grandma to Lisa, Tiffany, Steffanie, Shayne, Myette, Calvin, Dan Lindsay, Ezdon, Tess, Melissa, Candi and Rob and to 10 great grandchildren, step-grandchildren Adam, Kalie, Denver, Cody, Jewell, Jessica, Jennifer, Ryan, Erin, Lauren and 1 step-great grandchild. Gwen is predeceased by her first husband Maurice Peters and 15 siblings. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Ron Bartolo officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Charlemont Free Methodist Church or Blue Water Health Palliative Care. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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BRYDGES: Larry age 65 of Dresden

Posted by on November 12, 2015

Photo0000001bBRYDGES: Larry Charles age 65 of Dresden passed away Monday November 9, 2015. He was born in Petrolia son of the late Vincent and Pearl (Anderson) Brydges. Larry was an Associate Member of the Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden. Surviving is his wife Mary (Fox) Brydges, daughter Jane Brydges of Dresden, son Charles Brydges (Janine) of Chatham, four grandchildren Emily, Michael, Kadin and Lauren; sisters Helen O’Leary (Mike) of Sarnia, Linda Lavery (Jim predeceased) of Michigan, Debra Brydges of Sarnia, brother Robert Brydges of Golden B.C. He is predeceased by two brothers Ronald and his wife Helen Brydges and Gary Brydges, in –laws Harry & Betty Fox. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Thursday  2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Friday November 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation at Resurrection Crematorium, Sarnia. If desired, memorial contributions may be made by cheque to the charity of choice and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfunralhome.com

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PIACEK: John Stanley age 81 of Dresden

Posted by on October 15, 2015

#2PIACEK: John Stanley age 81 of Dresden, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg.  He was born in Chatham Twp. son of the late Stanley and Anna (Smalinsky) Piacek. John was a founding member and Past Present of the Canadian Czechoslovakian Friendship Club, former member of Dresden Kinsmen Club and K-40 and former legion member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden.He is survived by his loving wife Shirley (Matlovich) Piacek, daughter Patti Irwin of Dresden, son Ric and Sue Piacek of Dresden and five grandchildren: Nicholas, Bradley and Kristi, Mike and Amanda Irwin, Sarah and Steph Hebert and Craig Piacek and six great granddaughters. Predeceased by granddaughter Tricia Piacek, son in-law Robert Irwin and great grandson Hunter Irwin, his parents Stanley and Anna Piacek, sister Stephanie and brother in-law John Samek, brother Stanley and sister in-law Rose. Cremation has taken place at Resurrection Cemetery and Crematorium Sarnia. A Celebration of Life will take place at  the Dresden Legion, on Sunday, October 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Dresden Community Health Care Foundation by cheque and left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden.

 

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WALLACE: Samuel of Dresden

Posted by on September 6, 2015

Wallace0000037bWALLACE: Samuel Charles age 78 of R.R. 5 Dresden passed away Saturday September 5, 2015 at CKHA Public General Campus. He was born May 26, 1937 in Chatham son of the late Samuel and Ila (Hart) Wallace. Sam was a school custodian for the Lambton-Kent District School Board for 20 years and previously worked at National Hardware in Dresden for 27 years. He was an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Dresden. He is survived by his wife Emily (Kubena) Wallace; son Dan and Jennifer Wallace of R.R. 3 Dresden; four grandchildren: Alex, Charlotte, Emma and Olivia; brother Bruce Wallace of Dresden; brother-in-law Frank and Nancy Kubena of Ridgeway; niece Susan and Doug Pearson of Kinmount and nephew David and Lanét Kubena of Williamsville, NY. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, Dresden on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ray Lawhead as Celebrant. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Dresden Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

 

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Parking: Peggy Ann age 80 of R. R. # 2 Croton

Posted by on August 22, 2015

Parking0000001A PARKING: Peggy Ann age 80 of R.R. 2 Croton passed away Thursday August 20, 2015. She was born in Camden Township daughter of the late Thomas & Enis (Patterson) McFadden. Peggy taught school in Lambton County for many years retiring in 1994. She was an active member of Rutherford United Church, a member and past director of Dresden Agriculture Society, an adherent of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Dresden and loved farming with her husband and son. Loving wife of Von Parking for 56 years. Dear mother of Brad Parking (Clare Badder-Parking) of Rutherford and Leslie Ann Parking (Joe Milling) of Woodstock. Devoted grandmother of Bryan & Alyson Parking (Zac George), Julie Ann & Travis Milling. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lois Vandenbogaerde (Paul) of Dresden, Mayme Lajoie of Mass. USA. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She is predeceased by her sister Elaine McFadden. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Monday August 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Mr. Robert McCall officiating. Interment in Blackburn Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of choice would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.

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Cudney: James age 77 of R. R. # 7 Thamesville

Posted by on August 22, 2015

cudney0000001A2CUDNEY: James Junior age  77 of R.R. # 7 Thamesville passed away Tuesday August 18, 2015 following a lengthy struggle with Parkinsons. Born in Chatham, son of the late James W. Cudney and Suzanne (Charron) Cudney. He was the dearly loved husband of Edna (Como), his high school sweetheart with whom he shared 53 wonderful years. Beloved father of Cathy Delaurier of London, Connie Cudney of Tilbury and Randy (wife Deanne) Cudney of R. R. # 6 Thamesville. Proud, loving Grandpa of 6 grandchildren, Kieran and Kristen Delaurier, Keegan, Kohen, Kelton and Kaelen Cudney. Dear brother  and brother-in-law of Barb and Andy Forget of Chatham, Mary Sue and Wayne Turner of R. R. # 7 Dresden, Gregory Blonde of Chatham and Marjorie Cudney of Chatham. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a sister Bernice Blonde and brothers Maurice and Murray Cudney. Jim was a life-long Chatham Township farmer who enjoyed his grand kids, classic cars, dances, nature, woodworking and solving mechanical challenges. As  were Jim’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private interment in Dresden Cemetery will follow at a later date. If desired memorial contributions to the Parkinson Society would be appreciated and may be left by cheque at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements entrusted to Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden.

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Finley: Rosalea age 87 of Dresden

Posted by on June 24, 2015

IMG_0283-3FINLEY: Rosalea age 87 of Dresden passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at CKHA Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg. She was born in Dawn Twp. daughter of the late Dean & Dorothy (Chesney) Stevens. Rosalea graduated from the Public General Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. Her loving husband Andrew predeceased in 2001. She is the dear mother of Judy Park (Joe) of Tupperville, Joan Whitson (Jim predeceased 2004) of Chatham, Jim Finley (Michele) of Dresden. Loving grandma to: 7 grandchildren – Shannon (Ian), Heather (Greg), Melissa (Andrew), Stephanie, Laura, Leann, Aryn, and 3 great grandchildren: Madeline, Taylor and Violet. She is predeceased by three brothers Ronald, Charles and Garland Stevens. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to CKHA Sydenham Campus, OSPCA – New Building Project or charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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