FORD: Winifred Ruby of Strathroy

Posted by on April 24, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother (mum), nanny and great-granny Winifred Ruby Ford on Monday, April 23rd (St. George’s Day), 2018.  She was predeceased by her loving husband Harry (Henry) Ford in 1993, sisters Doreen (Phil) Read, Audrey (Dennis) Bullen, Valerie (Geoff) Allen) and her brother Sidney (Nelly) Stevens as well as various nieces and nephews in England and the United States. She leaves behind daughter Catharine Anne (Don) Walker and a son David John (Mary) Ford as well as her adored grandchildren Valerie Walker, Elizabeth (Greg) MacDiarmid and Susan (Dave) Noordermeer, Stephen (Heather) Ford and Christopher (Enisa).  Her great-grandchildren Case, James, Nicola, Nathan, Colin and Amelie will miss her humour and kindness.

Mum was known for her sense of humour (a true “Londoner”), her non-judgemental attitude and love of politics and world events as well as music, English comedies, flowers and her favourite past-time reading of which she was a fierce advocate.  Some of her many sayings were “Do it while you can”, “If you have your health, you have everything” and finally “I can’t be bothered” (Laughlingly).

The Funeral Service will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Donations would be gratefully received by Strathroy United Church, Oxfam and the Salvation Army.

May we take this occasion to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Strathmere Lodge which has been mum’s home for ten years.  Their love, compassion and care will never be forgotten.  God bless all of you.

Don, Anne, David and Mary and families.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

HUTSON: Phillip Raymond of London

Posted by on April 24, 2018

It is with great sadness the family of Phillip Raymond Hutson announces his passing on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at the age of 68. Loving brother of Jill (Joe) Freitas of Strathroy. Phillip will be greatly missed by his friends Russell, George, Joe and Craig. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Iris Hutson.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Middlesex Community Living would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MCALLISTER: David Hercules of Strathroy

Posted by on April 24, 2018

McAllister, David Hercules

 

Peacefully passed surrounded by his loving family on April 23rd, 2018 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Kit McAllister (2003). Loving father of Sandy (Alan) Richardson, Geoff (Grace) McAllister, Jim (Janet) McAllister, Lisa (Randy) Woodiwiss all of Strathroy, John (Elly) McAllister of Watford, and Steve (Rhonda) McAllister of Bright’s Grove. Proud grandpa of Becky(Curt) Barr, Michael (Paige) Richardson, Patrick (Jacquie) Richardson, Rachel McAllister(Keith), Matthew McAllister (Jessica), Emily McAllister (Brady), Alisha (Mike) Gleiser, Michelle McAllister, Dave (Alex) McAllister, Jake McAllister (Rhiannon), Candace Woodiwiss (Billy), Katie Woodiwiss, Megan Woodiwiss, Karen McAllister, Tracy McAllister, Charlie McAllister, Heather McAllister, Josh (Lisa) McAllister, Olivia McAllister (Brandon). Cherished great-grandpa of Gavin, Isla and Cali Barr, Tessa Richardson, Cameron and Isaac Richardson, Beatrice and Grant Gleiser, Christian, Orlie, Violet McAllister, Cole and Ewan McAllister and Blake Kelso.  Survived by his siblings Mary (Rudy)Reich and Ruth Rendall (Mark Adams), sister-in-law Carol McAllister, brother-in-law to Don (Isabel), Jim, Judy, and Dave Vyse. Predeceased by his parents Burnice and Emily and brothers Donald and Douglas. Dave will be sadly missed and remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and his Burger King Coffee Buddies. Dave’s pride and joy was his family. He was a proud OAC Aggie and spent his life in the agricultural industry and operated the grain elevator in Kerwood for over 30 years. Dave was a life member of the Strathroy-Caradoc Optimist Club and served faithfully at  West Adelaide Presbyterian church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Strathroy on Friday, April 27th at 1:00p.m. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com .

 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

WOODS: James “Jim” “Woodsy” of Chatham

Posted by on April 23, 2018

With profound sadness we announce the passing of James “Jim” “Woodsy” Woods after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the age of 62.  Eldest son of Irene (nee Hewitt) and Alfred Woods. Loving husband of Shannon (nee Bell). Cherished step-dad to Chad Côté. James will be forever remembered by his much loved in-laws Fred and Mary Anne Bell, and Donna and Ken Remsik. James is survived by his brothers Jerry and Cheryl, and Blake and Doreen. He was “Uncle Jim” to his two nieces, Rachel and Sarah. James spent 26 years teaching in Chatham-Kent. He immensely enjoyed travelling, camping, and was very passionate about nature. The family wishes to thank all of the physicians, nurses, and personal support workers who showed such care and kindness towards James. As per James’ request cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a late date. Please consider making a donation in James’ memory to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Chatham-Kent Cremation by DENNING’s (519-352-4166). Online condolences and donations may be made at www.chathamkentcremation.com.

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THORNE: Gary D. of Ilderton

Posted by on April 22, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded with the love of his wife and family at University Hospital, London on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 75.  Gary was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick to the late Douglas Waugh (2003) and Doreen Marguerite Thorne (nee Clarke) (2000).  Beloved husband of Karen Clark for 30 years and best friend for 36 years.  Loving father to daughter Sarah McCann (Wayne) of Sarnia; sons Christopher (Julie) of Kerwood; Aaron (Heather MacNally) of London and Matthew (Alison) of London. Proud grandfather of Emma (Lynden Evers), Chloe and Hannah McCann; Justin and Samantha Thorne; Braden and Carter Thorne and Brewer, Corbin and Lyla Thorne.  Dear brother of David (Sue) of Stittsville, son in law of Frances Clark of Highgate; sister in law Elaine of Coldbrook, Nova Scotia; brothers in law Lavern (Joan) Clark of Blyth; Jim (Janet) Clark of Highgate, and sister in law Marlene (Brian) Giroux of Highgate.  Many loved nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Predeceased by grandson Caleb McCann (1995) and brother Brian (2014).  Always proud of his New Brunswick roots, Gary grew up in Florenceville and Frederiction.  He studied Agriculture at Nova Scotia Agriculture College and General Agriculture at MacDonald College.  After working as a Landscape Maintenance Supervisor at Expo 67 Gary moved to Ontario and worked 10 years as a Fieldman with the Ontario Milk Marketing Board.  In 1977 Gary joined the sales team at Kernohan Motors Ltd., a small Chrysler Dealership, became owner operator in 1992 and sold the business in 2006.  Always having a friendly smile, Gary was a kind and warm person with a good sense of humor that endeared him to everyone he met.  He loved his family passionately and enjoyed retirement with his horses.  Friends will be received on Friday, April 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023.  A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held at Caradoc Sands, 24500 Saxton Road, Strathroy on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm.  A private family interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Centre Foundation – CCU or ICU, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Please share your Gary stories and memories at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

BRYSON: Lucy of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Passed away at Petrolia Hospital on Friday, April 20th, 2018, Lucy Bryson (Baxter) in her 84th year.Beloved wife of the late Carl Bryson (2015).  Loving father of Doug Bryson, Dennis Bryson (Linda), Debra Winder (Ron), Don Bryson, Darlene Woodfinden. Lucy is also survived by her grandchildren; Stephanie (Kris), Tony, Cindy (Than), Dana (Shawn), Dave (Jennifer), Danny (Patty), Deanna (Matt), Adam (Allison), Andrea (Mike), Andy (Stacey), Ace (Bonnie), April (Dagen), Samantha (Jason), Lesley (Chris), Katie (Michael) and 31 great-grandchildren and. Survived by her sister Ardis Maxfield and sister in law Muriel Baxter.Predeceased by her son in law Alan Woodfinden, brothers Sam Baxter and David Baxter.Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF WATFORD, 232 Warwick St. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm where her funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 am.  Reception to follow at Trinity Anglican Church.  Interment at Wisbeach Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Trinity Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.watfordfuneralhome.com 519 876-2218

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INGRATTA: Barbara Ann, of Richmond Hill, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Peacefully, on April 18, 2018, Barbara Ann Ingratta passed into eternal life at Markham Stouffville Hospital following a short hospital stay.  She joined her twin sister Brenda (2017) and her father James (1990) and her mother Phyllis Irene (1994).  Barbara is survived by her siblings John (Donna) Ingratta of Leamington, Amy Ingratta of Rodney and Marie (Don) Degraw of Glencoe.  Dearly loved by her nieces and nephews Mary Catherine Stevenson (Russell), Susie Puyda (Jason), Jim O’Connor (Louise), Gerry O’Connor, Angela (Bruce) Wootton as well as great-nieces and nephews, Casey, Cody, Kyle, Megan, John, Ryan, Quinn and Ava and one great-great nephew, Riley.  Barbara began her teaching career in 1982 in Thamesville, then on to Nakina in 1983 for the North of Superior Catholic School Board at St. Brigid School before moving south to North York at Mother Teresa and St. Benedict Catholic Schools until her retirement.  Barbara enjoyed working with her young charges in specialized learning settings in the classroom and later as teacher librarian and making close, lasting friendships with many colleagues.

During her northern service, Barbara became a consultant for specialized learning testing, a volunteer ambulance attendant and convenor of Remembrance Day activities for the school and local legion.  In Toronto, she introduced a new reading programme to beginning readers and continued her interest in making Remembrance Day meaningful to all the children.  Along the way, she was awarded the Toronto Sun Teacher of the Year recognition.

Barbara was fascinated by the NASA space programme, modern history and the characters who people it.  Her book collections of history, biographies and children’s literature are extensive and well read.  Daily world news was a passion.  To Barbara, movies, Broadway and classical music were opportunities for learning – new words, new ideas, new quotations, later these appeared in her own writings – cards, letters, personal remembrances.

Barbara is resting at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) for visitation on Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be offered by Fr. Clare Coleman on Monday, April 23, 2018 and will commence at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Cremation to follow with private family Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.  Donations of remembrance for those who wish to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish or the Cancer Research Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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MORRIS: Frank Q. of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, Frank Quirin Albert Morris passed away at the age of 74.  Loving husband of Loretta Morris for 47 years.  Beloved father of Paul (Mona) Regular, Frank (Natasha) Morris and Eric Morris.  Dear grandfather of Vicky, David, Dylan, Matthew, Ravyn and Aleksys.  Survived by his great grandchildren Braden and Jay.  Brother of Wayne Morris (Dale) and Sharon (Jerry) Porter.  Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family members.   Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG 519-293-3331.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to March of Dimes or Downie-Wenjack Fund.  Online condolences accepted at www.ailsacraigfuneralhome.com .

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

THOMSON: John Douglas, of West Lorne

Posted by on April 18, 2018

On Monday, April 16, 2018, at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital, John Douglas Thomson, of West Lorne, peacefully passed away at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of Ruth Thomson (née Schnekenburger).  Loving father of Dale (Betty) Thomson, Sherry Thomson (Peter Wiles) and Cindy (Mike) Campbell.  Cherished grandfather of Rob (Heather) Thomson, Pete (Stephanie) Thomson, Jennifer (Terry) Lee, Shaun Arvai, Justina (Ricardo) Marques and Scott (April) Campbell.  Proud great-grandfather of Addyson and Nolan Lee and Haylie Marques.  Survived by his sister Shirley Lyons.  Survived also by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Norman Thomson and Verna (née Martin).  John and Ruth proudly owned and operated Thomson’s Menswear in West Lorne for over 60 years.  A private family visitation was held followed by interment in Gillies Cemetery.  A private Memorial Service was held at the Bobier Villa, Dutton.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE (519-785-0810).

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CREASEY: Dorothy, of Sarnia, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on April 18, 2018

CREASEY, Dorothy

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia, on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the age of 88 years.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Creasey.  Loving mother of Donna Parkin (late Richard), Daniel Wayne, and Diane Clark (Jack), and the late David Gordon (1966).  Grandmother of Jessica, Sam, Jillian, Angela, Amanda, Allyssa, Jared, and Abby.  Great-grandmother to William, Henry, Samuel, Harry, Florence Dorothy, Beth, George, Aryanna, Freja, Wyatt, James, Seamus, Liam, Mackenzie, and Clyde.  Also survived by her sister in law Dorothy Keat.  Predeceased by her siblings Ruth Chappell, Earl Ross, Jim Rosenbloom, Betty Ann Rosenbloom, and Ernie Rosenbloom.  Dorothy will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews who can now freely call her “Aunt Dot.”  Dorothy lived a very active and full life, and engaged in many pursuits, including quilting, knitting, snowmobiling, gardening, boating and sailing, fishing, cooking, and was a one-woman manufacturing whirlwind.  She was so devoted to caring for others and her charitable works that she could boast having received her first speeding ticket while on a delivery of one of her quilts.  She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church (120 Russell Street South, Sarnia) on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Funeral Service to take place at 1:00 pm at the church.  Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Sarnia Lambton Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BESWARICK: John Henry of Strathroy

Posted by on April 18, 2018

Beswarick, John Henry

 

Peacefully passed on April 16th, 2018 in his 90th year at London Health Sciences Centre- University Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary Beswarick (2015). Loving father of Sandy Simpson, Cathy (Ken) Denomme, Jack Beswarwick, and Nancy Beswarick. John will be remembered by his grandchildren. As per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service held. Arrangement’s entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. www.strathroyfuneralhome.com “We love you dad”.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

OUELLETTE: Nicole of Blenheim

Posted by on April 18, 2018

At L.H.S.C. – Victoria Hospital on Monday, April 16th, 2018, with family at her side, Nicole Ouellette passed away at the age of 55. Beloved wife of Bill Stuart and cherished mother to Keylee and Darren. In keeping with Nicole’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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GRAANSMA: Folkert of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2018

Peacefully, with his family at his side on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. Folkert Graansma of Strathroy at the age of 86. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Aafke (Zwart). Folkert and Aafke were married in Canada in April 9, 1954. Dear father of Clarence (Peggy) of London and their children Derek (Andrea), Bill, Carla; John of Appin and his children Heather and Michelle; Patricia Koster of Palmerston and her children Marlene (Nick) and Donna; Diana Okkema (Mark) of Chatham and their children Rachael, Darren (Trish), Daniel and Andrew (Jennifer); Annette Keay of Strathroy and her children Donnie (Andrea) and Miranda; Janet Butts (Charlie) of Strathroy and their children Christina (Shawn) and Joseph and Jerry (Susan) of Chatham.
Survived by 18 great grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings; Gerrit (Janna) Graansma, Anne Kok, John (Francis) Graansma and Hank (Irene) Noordemeer.

Visitation will take place at Strathroy East Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe St. E on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 from 3 – 7 pm where funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 am with visitation for one hour prior. Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Community Christian School would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.
Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com 519 245-1023. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY

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JONGBLOED: John of Chatham

Posted by on April 17, 2018

On April 16, 2018, after a short battle with cancer, the Lord in His infinite wisdom relieved John Jongbloed of all his earthly struggles and pain in his 71st year. He is survived by his dear wife of 45 years, Ann and his beloved children Bryan and Karen Jongbloed, Kerri and Andrew Jans, Michelle and Allan Brouwer and Emily and Chad Laprise. He is treasured by his 16 grandchildren Hailey, Brayden, Joel, Kaitlyn, Sean, Caleb, Ethan and Alyvia Jongbloed; Jakob, Nathaneal and Mika Jans; Owen, Noah, Ezra and Eliot Brouwer and Faith Laprise. He is also survived by his sister Amy Jongbloed and brothers Dewey and Diane, Henry and Tammy and Albert and Tracy. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Wednesday April 18th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Eben-Ezer Canadian Reformed Church, 483 McNaughton Avenue East, Chatham, on April 19th, at 11am with Rev. C. Bosch officiating. Interment to follow in Arnold Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Eben-Ezer Christian School would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

To view the Funeral Service via livestream on Thursday Morning, please click on the link below just prior to 11am.

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HURDLE: Nina May, of Wardsville

Posted by on April 17, 2018

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Nina May Hurdle (née Dill) peacefully passed away at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, in her 88th year.  Survived by her husband, Edgar Hurdle of Chelsey Park, London and sister-in-law, Shirley Ross.  Predeceased by her parents William and Lillie Dill and brothers and sisters; Bruce Dill, Florence Moore, Isabel Ripley, Gladys Shipley, Frank Dill, Alma Leitch, Elva Pattison and Alice Paterson.  Nina will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their extended families.  Nina worked many years as a registered nurse and was also always very active in local church and community activities.  Special thanks to the caregivers at Babcock for their skills and dedication.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m.  Interment of ashes in McLean-Purcell Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Four Counties Hospital Foundation or Babcock Resident Council.

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DESJARDINS: Diana, of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on April 15, 2018

Diana Lynn Desjardins

Diana Lynn Desjardins, 67, of Sarnia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at North Lambton Lodge in Forest, Ontario.  She was born August 25, 1951, in Sarnia to the late Bertha and Raymond Desjardins.  Diana touched many lives over the years and was a retired Registered Dental Hygienist.  Diana is survived by her brother Maurice (Carolyn) Desjardins of Port Huron, Michigan and his family Missy (David) Betts of Fort Gratiot, MI; Aimee (Partick) Schneble of Harpers Ferry, WV; and Michael Desjardins of Schoolcraft, MI; and seven great nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank very special, loving friends and caretakers Jo-Anne and Tom MacMillan, Dr. Buxton and the North Lambton Lodge.  We will always be grateful for your love and kindness.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST.  Cremation has taken place.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, Sarnia.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Sarnia

ZELEZEN: Susan, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 13, 2018

ZELEZEN, Susan

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence in St. Thomas, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 61 years.  Beloved wife of Stephen.  Loving mother Shanna (Todd), Liana (William), Steven, and the late Robert.  Grandmother of 7 grandchildren and one great-grandson.   Also survived by her parents Harold and Helena.  A Private family service is planned.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.cremationbydennings.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to ST.THOMAS-ELGIN CREMATION BY DENNING’S (519) 857-5246

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Filed Under: London, St. Thomas

MCCALLUM: Keith of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on April 13, 2018

 

McCallum, Keith

Peacefully at Chartwell Parkhill Nursing Home on Thursday April 12th, 2018 David “Keith” McCallum in his 88th year. Reunited with his beloved wife Mary Isabel Baster (February 2007). Loving father of Lois (Gary) Smits, Martha (Jim) Boertien and David (Julie) McCallum. Proud grandfather to Daniel and Rachel, Lauren and Sarah, and Janessa. Keith will be remembered for his passion for farming and animals, sense of humour, and his compassion for friends and neighbours. Keith started farming on his family farm at the age of 14. His life revolved around beef farming and raising his family on the farm he loved. The family would like to thank the staff at Chartwell Parkhill for the love and amazing care that they provided for the past 1 ½ years.. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 16th, 2018 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. at DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 17th at 1:00p.m. Interment to follow at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Keith’s wishes are to have donations go to either Salthaven Wildlife and Education Centre in Mt. Brydges or to the London Humane Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.ailsacraigfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

GILLIARD: Doris, of Thedford, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on April 12, 2018

GILLIARD, Doris

Passed away peacefully at Country Manor in Thedford on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert.  Dear mother of John (Debbie), Garry (Jacqui), Cheryl (Scott) Blain, and Randy (Kim).  Doris is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, and her sister Marion Rawlings (late George), and her brother Don Scott (Shirley), and her sister in law Betty Beale. Doris was a Forest Fair Board member, loved cooking, quilt making, and playing bid euchre, and shuffleboard.  Her family was very important to her.  The family would like to thank family, friends, LHIN, Country Manor staff, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, and London hospitals for all their care and compassion towards mother during her illness.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, April 16, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place at the Forest United Church on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

ROMAN: Karoly “Charlie”, of Rodney

Posted by on April 12, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, Karoly “Charlie” Roman, of Rodney, passed away at the age of 83.  Survived by his wife of 26 years, Maria Roman. Survived also by his step-son, Les Konkolyi (Maggie) and step-son-in-law, Ryan Machura (late MaryAnn) and their children, Hunter and Alyssa.  Predeceased by his mother, Terezia (1996) and step-daughter MaryAnn Machura (2015).  There will be no visitation or service.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810)

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

BEDFORD: John Allen of Wheatley

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Surrounded by his family at the Windsor Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018, Mr. John Allen Bedford of Wheatley passed away peacefully in his 78th year. Cherished son of the late John William and Lois Bedford (nee Allen). Brother of Robert (Karen). Beloved husband of Pauline (nee Leeson) and the late Beverly (nee Card). Loving father of Stephanie, Jennifer (Gabriel) and Allison (Trevor). Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Erin, Clare, Lauren, Isaak (Kasey Ann), Jason and great granddaughter Teagan. Always missed by his nephew Robbie (Lindsay) and niece Jennie.

Allen was an educator for over 40 years both in Canada and United States. He loved working with wood to make things for family and friends. Allen loved to explore the world and visit his grandchildren wherever they were stationed. He always got excited to go on a new adventure, such as a vacation or a cruise. Allen was active in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Masonic Knights Templar, and Shriners.

Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, 80 Wellington Street West, Chatham, on Friday morning at 11am. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Parthenon Lodge No. 267 A.F. & A.M. will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening at 6:30pm. Donations in Allen’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or Ahcom Shrine Club. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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YTMA: Tjeerd “Jerry” of Chatham

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Tjeerd “Jerry” Ytsma passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 in his 96th year. Jerry was born in Assen, the Netherlands in 1922; son of the late Tjeerd Ystma and Trijntje Zwarts. He immigrated to Chatham, Ontario in 1954 and married Cornelia Lea Ytsma (nee Nicolai) in 1954. Survived by his three sons Ron and his wife MaryLynn, Harold and his Partner Wilma Wilmott, and Michael and his wife Diana, all of Chatham. Predeceased by his brothers Jelle (1989), Anne (2006), Frans (2009) all of the Netherlands, and Albert (2010) of Chatham, Ontario. Sadly missed by his four grandchildren Matthew (Tanya), Sarah (Brian), Chad (Ferren), and Cory. Great Opa to Hailey, Nathan, Olivia, Emily, Maximus, and Landen. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, Chatham. Mr. Ytsma serve with the Dutch army in Indonesia. Jerry was employed for 30 years at Lloyd Bag Factory, up until his retirement in 1988. For 12 years Jerry was a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels program. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the 4th Floor Chronic Care Ward, and good friend Dave Van Eyk for the many visits.  Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. The Funeral Service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 25 Tweedsmuir Avenue East, on Saturday morning at 11am. Pastor Nathaniel Van Denend officiating.  Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations to the Chatham Christian School – Transportation Fund, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

WENHARDT: Andy, of London, formerly of St. Thomas and Aylmer

Posted by on April 11, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Westmount Gardens, London, Andy Wenhardt, of St. Thomas, passed away at the age of 80.  Beloved husband for 21 years to Susan Imre.  Cherished father of Eva Knowler of Chatham and Erica Griffin of Woodstock.  Dear grandfather of Karen Griffin of London, Jamie Adams of Calgary, Alberta, Ryan Knowler of Dresden and Richard Brown of Newmarket.  Missed by several great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by Eva Hill (November 2017).  Andy was born on May 28, 1937 in Bikacs, Hungary.  He immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Aylmer, Ontario.  He began working in tobacco, construction and owned and operated Eva’s Beauty Salon in Aylmer as well as three women’s clothing stores in St. Thomas, Tillsonburg and Aylmer.  Most recently, Andy achieved his dream of owning and operating his own Travel Agency, Aylmer Travel Bureau.  Andy was active in his community through coaching men’s travel soccer in Aylmer.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Aylmer, the German Canadian Club of Aylmer and the Aylmer Curling Club.  Andy led a very social lifestyle and came to know many people through these associations.  He was also an avid fisherman and curler.   A Celebration of Life service will be held at the CASO Station, 750 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s Ltd.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

CHURCHILL: Katherine E. of Strathroy

Posted by on April 11, 2018

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018 Katherine Churchill passed away at the age of 76.  Dear friend of Jack Beswarick.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations amy be made to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

WILLIAMS: Eva Ruth of Watford

Posted by on April 10, 2018

Eva Ruth Williams (Kelly)
November 6, 1927- April 7, 2018

With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our dear Mother.

Eva passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side at North Lambton Lodge. She was in her 91st year. Eva was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2004 and their son Ronald in 1962.

She is survived by her daughters Joan Demers, Ruth Syer, Karen Dyson, Laurel Carnegie and their husbands. Survived by grandchildren Mike MacDermid, Amanda MacDermid, Erin Horwood, Kami Wilson, Kevin Syer, Mitchell Eastman, Megan Core, their spouses and 23 great grandchildren.

Also survived by sisters Edie Williams and Ella Sutton. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Jean Kelly and her brothers Bill, Ken and Angus Kelly and an infant grandson Nicholas.

Albert and Eva lived their life in Warwick Village and operated a trucking business for over 40 years.
We would like to thank the staff at NLL for their compassionate and loving care of our mother over the past 6 years.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.watfordfuneralhome.com.
 

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Filed Under: Ontario