VANDER HORST: Willem of Strathroy

Posted by on February 20, 2019

Willem Vander Horst

Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Strathroy on February 19, 2019 in his 79th year.  He was born the second child and only son of his parents, Evert van der Horst and Johanna Elisabet Niesing, in Baarn, the Netherlands.  Losing both his parents by the age of 11 meant that he was off into the workforce as a farm labourer at a very early age.

It was always Dad’s dream to have a farm of his own, and he knew that moving to Canada was the only way that dream could be accomplished.  And so it was that only days after he was released from his service in the Dutch army that he immigrated to Forest, Ontario in 1962.  He soon met his sweetheart Antonia Joosse, and they were married in 1965.

The couple soon became a rapidly growing family, with John, Everett, Janice and Ken all having arrived by the time Dad accomplished his dream of farm ownership in 1972.  He was an active member at Forest Christian Reformed Church, and later at Westmount Christian Reformed Church.  The decision was made to retire from dairy farming in 1989, and Dad and Mom made the move to Strathroy.  Dad enjoyed his new vocation, driving truck all over the province as a flower salesman for Rose-A-Lea.  He retired a second time and settled into enjoyment of grandchildren, fishing, travel and a second home in Frostproof, Florida.

After 14 years of dealing with cancer, Dad was tired.  While he was not at the point of saying he was ready to meet his Lord, his faith gave him hopeful assurance of the rest and peace that is his blessing, now and forever.

Predeceased by his dear sister Alie (2017) and brother-in-law Art (2000).  Much loved by his wife Antonia; his children John (Kathleen) Vander Horst, Everett and Christa Vander Horst, Janice and Mike Chachulski, and Kenneth and Marg Vander Horst; and his grandchildren Matthew, Jennifer, Ian, Maddie and Liam; Laura, Eric and Jason; Andrew and Riley; Avery, Anthony and Asia.  Will also be missed by in-laws Joanne Joosse, Lena and John Pasma and Carolyn and Bill Klyn Hesselink, and many nieces and nephews.

Dad/Opa, we were blessed to have you as our father and opa; know that you will be greatly missed, until we meet again.  We love you dearly.

A special thank you to the staff at the London Cancer Center for all their care and kindness, and especially to nurse Myra and Dr. Phua.

Friends will be received on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Ln, Strathroy, ON; where a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 2 p.m. as an expression of sympathy, donations to the Strathroy Community Christian School would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

 

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Filed Under: Ontario, Sarnia

Hathaway: Carolyn Elaine: of Strathroy

Posted by on February 20, 2019

 

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 18th, 2019 at Sprucedale long term care centre in her 74th year. Loving mother of Ronald Hathaway, Karen Walker, Shelley White (Bill Mercer). Cherished grandmother of Crystal (Dan), Timothy (Tina), Jennifer (Pat) and great grandmother of Cheyenne, Shelby, Dakota and Logan. Survived by Ann (Ted) Storey and Cameron (Hanna) Willson. Predeceased by her parents Norton and Florence Willson. She will be missed by many.

 

Friends will be received on February 23, 2019 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY from 2 PM till the time of memorial service at 3 PM. Donations may be made to Lung Association and Sprucedale Care Centre Family Council. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Ontario

GARDINER: Harold Robert, of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on February 20, 2019

GARDINER, Harold Robert

Born September 20, 1929.  Passed away suddenly on Monday, February 18, 2019 at University Hospital in London, catching all that knew him by surprise, as when asked how he was feeling his response was “I never felt better in my life.”  He was 89 years of age.  He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to fish and hunt.  Predeceased by his wife Mary.  Survived by his children Carolyn (Bruce) Climie, Brenda Aishford, Marie Gardiner, Evelyn Eagleson (Rob), and Lorna Gardiner (Bill), and his stepdaughter Brenda Douglas (Ray).  Grandfather of Kevin Climie, Lisa Shiller (Grant), Chris Aishford, Carey Beasley (Glen), Janis Eagleson (Scott), Jeff Eagleson, Jolene and Melina Douglas.  Great-grandfather to Paige, Corbin, Coady, Brooke, and Blake.  Brother of Bruce Gardiner (Betty), and Martha Jardine (late Bob).  Uncle of Bob Gardiner, Janet Gardiner, Brian Gardiner, Micheal Jardine (Pam), Laurie Jardine (Abe), and Todd Jardine.   A private service will take place at a later date.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST.

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HAMMOND: Mary Elizabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on February 20, 2019

HAMMOND:  Mary Elizabeth (née Stewart)

Mary loved life.  She loved all that life had to offer; her family, her friends, nature, her faith and church, gardening and her home, playing games, watching birds, identifying wildflowers, the colour blue…and the list goes on.  Her wonderful spirit was contagious as she modelled a life well lived.  Mary Elizabeth Hammond peacefully passed with family by her side on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the age of 90.  Beloved wife of the late Reginald John Hammond.  Dear mother of Stewart (Penny) Johnston of Victoria BC, Mike (Susan) Johnston of Newmarket, ON and David Hammond of Creston BC.  Stepmother to Barbara Cabrera of Stratford  ON, and Brian (Faye) Hammond of Bradenton FL.  Cherished grandma to Michelle (James), Patrick, Alec, Logan, Corey, Aidan, Michelle, Renée (Shaun), Brad (Krista) and Dan (Leigh).  Mary will be greatly missed by her 7 great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandson.  Special Aunt to Libby McLachlan and Mary (Ron) Daniel and a large extended family whom Mary held close to her heart.

Born May 31, 1928 in Strathroy ON, Mary was raised on the family farm near Springbank, East Williams Township.  She obtained her BA at Western and her teaching degree at OCE.   Mary taught History in Kingston, Fergus, and Westminster Secondary School in London, and literacy at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre.  Throughout her career Mary volunteered in the church and led Bible studies.  Her faith was always strong and Mary helped many others to build theirs.

Special thanks to Libby and Mary and to the kind and caring staff at Strathmere Lodge.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-8 PM.  A Memorial Service will take place at OAKRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 970 Oxford St. W, London, ON Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 PM.  Reception to follow.

Mary supported many charities.  In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to the charity of your choice.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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Cristo: Maria do Santo

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 19, 2019 at University Hospital London in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Augostino Pereira (1976). Loving mother of Manuel (Lorena) Pereira, Augustino (Diolinda) Pereira, Fatima Melo, Luciano (Maria) Pereira, Maria Helena De (George) Melo and the late Marcelino Pereira (Palmira). Cherished grandmother to many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grand child.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe st W, Strathroy from 2-4 PM and 5:30- 9 PM on Thursday February 21, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday February 22, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church Strathroy at 11 AM. Interment in All Saints Catholic Cemetery to follow. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

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DYKSTRA: Simon of Strathroy

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Suddenly, on Monday, February 18th, 2019; Simon Dykstra of Strathroy at the age of 87 left us to be with his Heavenly Father. Simon is predeceased by his loving wife Clara (2016). Survived by his children Barry (Dodie) Dykstra of Strathroy, Karen (Denis) Killoran of Tillsonburg and Calvin (Jeanette) Dykstra of Strathroy. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jessica, Kerri-Lyn, Richard (Laura), Gabrielle and Benjamin. Cherished great grandfather to Hope, Faith, Mya and Cooper. Simon is also survived by his sister Baukja Kuikman of Barrie, his brother Reitze Dykstra in Heemskerk, The Netherlands and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Tueny (Wieger, 2015) VanderHeide, Sybren and Ina Slegers and Dinand and Mary De Vries.

Visitation will be held at the East Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe St E, Strathroy; on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will also take place at East Christian Reformed Church on Friday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Derek Bouma officiating. Donations to the Strathroy Community Christian School would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com . Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, (519-245-1023).

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

RICHARDSON: Violet Dorothy of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on February 19, 2019

Passed away peacefully on February 17, 2019 at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig in her 101 year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Richardson. Loving mother of John (Shirley) Richardson, Gail Burns (Carl Lave), Jim (Sheri) Richardson, Bob (Monica) Richardson and Michelle Netherton. Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

 

A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society or charity of choice. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.ailsacraigfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS: Don “Turtle” of Kettle Point, Ontario

Posted by on February 17, 2019

THOMAS, Don “Turtle”

Passed away at his residence in Kettle Point on Friday, February 15, 2019. Beloved husband of Frances Gray. Loving son of Maureen “Betty” Thomas and the late Fred “Ted” Thomas. Survived by his brothers and sisters Dianne and Eric Mott, Phil Thomas, Jacqueline “Jackie” Szkoda (Steve), and Kelly Thomas, his brothers and sisters in law Denise Lewis, Connie and Eric Sinne, and Ray Gray. Predeceased by his mother in law Stella Gray. Friends may call on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 6306 Indian Lane, Kettle Point First Nation. Funeral Service will take place at Hillside Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, 2019, at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Kettle Point Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Kettle Point Food Bank would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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REDMOND: May of Watford

Posted by on February 17, 2019

Redmond, May

 

Peacefully passed on February 16th, 2019 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Redmond (1998). Loving mother of the late Wayne Redmond (1999), Bruce (late Margaret) Redmond and Donna (Lorne) Hyatt. Proud grandma of Craig (Kate) Hyatt, Chad (Kelly) Hyatt, Eric (Dawn) Hyatt, Robert (Meg) Redmond, Paul (Linda) Redmond, and Jason Redmond. Cherished great-grandma of Fayln, Mylah, Everleigh, Corwin, Andrew, Sarah, Fenwick, Archie, Ellie, Joey, Charlie, Mason, Signe, and Torin. Survived by her daughter-in-law Patricia Redmond- Smale (Ron). Predeceased by her siblings Harry, Walter, Edna, Ester, and Alice. May will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 12:00p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2:00p.m. at DENNING’S OF WATFORD. Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.watfordfuneralhome.com.

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VARY: Barbara Jeanette

Posted by on February 17, 2019

It is with heavy hearts the family of Barbara Vary announces her passing on February 16th, 2019 at Sprucedale Care Centre. Cherished Mother to Lynne (Alan) Bisset, Sharon Schroeder, Patricia Vary, April (Tom) Parsons and Lauren Vary. Predeceased by son John Vary, husband George Vary and great-grandson Epsen Jonas Natvik. Proud grandmother to Brad Bisset, Cindy (Erik) Natvik, Inge Witt, Jason (Karen) Vary, Neil (Janet), Beth Vary, Jim (Louisa) Whitehead, Bylthe Clement, Baron (Jesse) Clement. Deeply missed by her great-grandchildren Logan and Megan Bisset, Jacquelyn and Lincoln Witt, Claire and Owen Vary, Phoenix and Macallan Clement, Ariana and Runa Natvik. Barbara will be missed by many family and friends.

A huge thanks to all staff at Sprucedale for all the care they gave our mom over the years. Barbara was an avid traveler and had a passion for adventure.  She also had a deep love for books.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday February 23nd at 11:00am At DENNING’s OF STRATHROY. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the ALS society or Sprucedale Care Centre Auxiliary. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

 

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ROSS: Darrell Paul of Watford

Posted by on February 17, 2019

Ross, Darrell Paul

 

It is with profound sadness the family of Darrell Ross announces his sudden passing on February 15th, 2019 at the age of 56. Best friend and partner in life to Ruth Matheson for 17 years. Darrell with be sadly missed by his loving mother Violet (Ross) Caley (Nee Emmons) and his brother Dwayne Caley. Predeceased by his father Andrew Ross (1966), his step-father Wayne Caley (1977), his brother Andy Ross (2016), his grandparents George and Joyce Emmons, his Uncles Bob, Fred, and Bud Ross, and his Aunt Shirley (Wayne) Dolan . Survived by his sister-in-law Bonnie Ross, his Aunt Thelma Van Gorkum and his Uncles Lee (Marilyn) Emmons, Ross (Trudy) Emmons. Cherished Uncle to Andrea Lee Ross and Emma Jean Ross. Darrell will be sadly missed by many cousins, extended family and many friends.

There will be a time for friends and family to gather and share memories of Darrell. Please check www.watfordfuneralhome.com for more details to come. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WATFORD.

 

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TAIT: Helen Isobel, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2019

TAIT, Helen Isobel

Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the age of 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Edward C. Tait.  Sister of Doris McCormick (late Don).  Predeceased by her parents Martin and Wanda Burnley, and her siblings Jean McKinlay (Finlay), Lorne Burnley (late Dorothy), and the late Thomas Burnley.  Survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Helen lived a busy and active life, and was well loved and known in the community.  Helen was a passionate dancer, gardener, and was fond of games.  Having graced her presence at many special functions of friends or family members, her car has at last run out of gas, and she has gone home to be with her beloved husband Edward.  At Helen’s request, a graveside service will take place in the spring at Wyoming 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   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST.

 

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

LUCAS: Colleen Mable of Strathroy

Posted by on February 14, 2019

 

Passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital in her 80th year. Loving wife of the late Gary Lucas. Beloved mother of Wendy Boulet, Lorrie (Barry) Scharf, Sherrie (Allen) Cresswell, Terrie (Robert) Sanderson. Grandmother of Brendan, Jacob, Kayla, Jennifer, Nikki, and Chase. Great grandmother of William, Samantha, George and Conor. Cherished sister of Norma (Wayne) Somers, James “Skip” Hamm and the late Roger Hamm. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

The family has had a private service. Donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Recreational Department or Alzheimer’s society. Condolences may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: Ontario

CROUCH: Elsie Marilyn of St. Thomas formerly of Port Stanley

Posted by on February 13, 2019

Elsie “Marilyn” Crouch (Golden) of St. Thomas, ON in her 78thyear peacefully passed away at home on February 12th, 2019. She was born in Tobermory, Ontario. Loving wife of Fred Crouch of 58 years. Survived by her children Cindy Murray (Dave), Connie LaCroix (Stephen Brodie) Carl Crouch (Tammy Kelly- Crouch) and Charles Crouch. Lovingly remembered by her 9 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. Survived by her brother Lloyd Handley (Marilyn) and sister-in-law June Golden. Predeceased by her mom Howie Golden (1977), stepfather Frank Handley (2003) and brother Ed Golden (2018).

 

Marilyn retired from Eaton Yale and was an avid carrier of the London Free Press and St. Thomas Times Journal.

 

As per her wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. Private interment will take place at a later date. Special thanks to STEGH Cancer Clinic Doctors, Nurses and Care Partners of Elgin. Donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (Chemo unit) would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to St. Thomas Elgin Cremation. Online condolences and donations may be made to www.cremationbydennings.com.

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Filed Under: Ontario

CRANDON: Helen of Strathroy

Posted by on February 12, 2019

Crandon, Helen (Long) (Williamson)

On Thursday February 7, 2019, The Lord our Savior came and took Helen (Long) Crandon (1926) at the age of 92. Predeceased by husband of the late Murray Long (2003).  Beloved wife of Wilfred (Tiny) Crandon. Predeceased by her parents Vaughn and Gertrude (Miller) Williamson, brother Allan (Alma), Verne (Betty), Ken (Verna), Carl. Survived by sister-in- law Marie Williamson, brother-in-law Lloyd (Ruth) Long. Loving mother of Gary Maher, Vern (Linda) Long, Barb Woolley (Paul), Nancy (Willy) Klaver. Predeceased by 2 infant daughters. Loved by 9 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Deeply loved by the Crandon family.

Friends will be received on Friday February 15th, 2019 from 6-9p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. Funeral service will be held Saturday February 16th, 2019 at First Baptist Church Strathroy (20 Centre Street West, Strathroy) at 11a.m. Interment to follow in the Hess Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

YOUNG: Mary Louise

Posted by on February 11, 2019

Mary Lousie Young passed away gently on February 11, 2019 in her 82nd year at Dearness Nursing home in London Ontario. Mary Lou is predeceased by her parents Edward and Alfreda Vivian, and her husband Blair Young. She leaves behind her children Bradley Young and Shelley Delaney. She will be missed by her grandchildren Rudy and Victoria Delaney.

Mary Lou was a dedicated employee of Dow Chemical Canada and was also known to be very active with the Dow Social Committee. She enjoyed fantastic plays, trips to Wonderland and waterpark adventures with her family. A loving mother and doting grandmother, she will fondly be remembered for her unbridled enthusiasm for life which touched everyone she met. She was a fabulous painter, expert seamstress, fantastic cook and gardener. Mary Lou’s talented genes have been passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her smile was big, her strength and courage were fierce, and her light will forever shine bright.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the summer. As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.cremationbydennings.com. Arrangements entrusted to ST. THOMAS ELGIN CREMATION.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia

WALSH: Daniel Alfred “Dan” of London, Ontario

Posted by on February 9, 2019

Daniel Alfred Walsh (Dan) 72, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 in his home from complications related to his heart.   Dan will be sadly missed by his wife of 20 years Cathy, his son Ryan, his step-children Jason Powers, Tracy (Corey) Sargeant and Katrina Wice and his 9 grandchildren who affectionately called him Papa Dan.  Dan was born March 23, 1947, in Woodstock, On. He was a man of great story telling ability who loved all aspects of construction, starting with his career in real estate. Dan lived his life to the fullest, enjoying many outdoor adventures including camping, boating and fishing.   Please join us in celebrating Dans life on Tuesday, February 12,2019 at The Greek Canadian Club, 965 Sarnia Rd, London 7:00pm – 10:00 pm.  Family and/or friends who wish to make a memorial donation are asked to please consider The Heart and Stoke Foundation.   Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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NERNBERG: Jeffrey Jason Oscar “Nerny” of Barrie and formerly of Poplar Hill

Posted by on February 8, 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a loving son, brother, uncle and teacher; Jeffrey Jason Oscar Nernberg at the age of 38. Cherished son of Clarence and Libby Nernberg. Brother to Raymond Nernberg and Jenny Nernberg. Proud uncle to Rohan. Jeff will be remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins and a multitude of friends from Poplar Hill and Barrie.

Over his years at Georgian College, Jeff impacted the lives of many students with his uniqueness and thoughtfulness. Jeff will always be remembered as a kind-hearted, fun loving, gentle soul. He marched to the beat of his own drum.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY; where a funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Epilepsy Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association or the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Beechwood would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Ontario

MORGAN: Oritha “Tony” of Welland, formerly of Chatham

Posted by on February 8, 2019

Peacefully at Rapelje Lodge (Welland), on Friday, February 8, 2019. Oritha (aka,Toni/Tody) Morgan (nee Glassford) passed away at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late James (Jim) Morgan (1988). Mother of Barb (John) Pipes, Bob (Sherry) Morgan and Brad (Lori) Morgan. Grandmother of Susan (Matt) Fulton, Jodi Pipes, Brianne Morgan (Michael Prysiazny), Bryce Morgan. Great grandmother to Abby and Oliva Fulton. Survived by brother, Doug (Pat) Glassford. Predeceased by her parents George and Ethel (Moore) Glassford and her siblings, Iggy, Birdie Burke, Bill, Claude, Ina Brown and Shirley Glassford, as well as her sisters-in-law Agnes Walker, Lila Jackson and Evelyn Busteed. Toni is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Toni was born in Chatham where she and Jim lived much of their lives, though they also spent 16 years in Windsor. In 2008, she re-located to the Fonthill-Welland area to be closer to her family. In addition to her family, Toni enjoyed 5-pin bowling, playing cards and spending her winters in Florida. In 1973, she won the Ontario Ladies Singles 5-pin Championship. For the past three years, Toni has been a resident at Rapelje Lodge in Welland. The family would like to pass on their appreciation to the staff at Rapelje for the care and compassion they have provided during her residency.

Donations in Oritha’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society (Niagara Region), Rapelje Lodge or a charity of your choice.

Toni is coming home. Family and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 1 pm. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Online Condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.ca.

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RITCHIE: Brett David Coleman, of Oshawa, Ontario

Posted by on February 8, 2019

Passed away at Lake Ridge Hospital in Oshawa on Wednesday, February 06, 2019, at the age of 29 years.  Beloved son of Debra Richie (late John).  Loving brother of Tito and Jeremy.  Dear uncle of Haley John, Olivia Smith Ritchie, Kaitlyn Smith Ritchie, and Chloe-Anne Ritchie.  Brother in law of Ryanne Smith and Amanda Curtis.  Cremation has taken place.    A celebration of life will take place at Kettle Point, Ontario at a later date.  Please check www.forestfuneralhome.com for update.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Little NHL would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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Filed Under: Sarnia, Toronto

McINTOSH, Mr. Alexander Hicks, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 7, 2019

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side into the presence of his Saviour, at North Lambton Lodge, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Dear father of Norman McIntosh (Cathy), David McIntosh (Trudy), Ken McIntosh (Silvia), and Lynda Karr (Keith).  Predeceased by his brothers Gordon McIntosh (late Helen) and George McIntosh (late Luella).   Also remembered by his 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Forest Baptist Church, Forest, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.   A Funeral Service will follow at Forest Baptist Church on Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 2019, at 1:30 pm.  Reception to follow in the church. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Bible Society or to Far East Broadcast Canada (FEBCanada) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

 

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

SMITH: Paul Kevin, of Camlachie, Ontario

Posted by on February 4, 2019

SMITH, Mr. Paul Kevin

Passed away suddenly at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the age of 56 years. Paul Kevin Smith, of Camlachie. Loving son of Kathleen Smith (late Melvin). Dear brother of Cherie (William Phillips) and the late Mark Smith. Best uncle to Kathleen “Trina” Jafet (Clement) and Corinna Pappas. Great uncle to Austin and Trevor. Paul will be missed by his family and many special friends. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.forestfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WOLF: Maria of Strathroy

Posted by on February 4, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Maria Wolf on February 2nd, 2019 at 92 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Martin (2003), and their daughter Julianna (2004). Maria will be greatly missed her sons John and Marty. Cherished grandmother to Julie (Kyle), Michael (Laura), their mother Anne.  Josh (Jenny), Lindsey, their mother Bertha. Proud great-grandma to Avery and Vincent.

Maria came to Canada as a young woman with Martin, their young son John, daughter Julianna and her parents Johann and Magdalena in 1953 from post war Germany. The family then settled in the Strathroy area where Maria worked and raised her family as the wife of a tobacco farmer.

Many thanks to the staff in Hickory Woods of Strathmere Lodge for their exceptional care during her later years.

Family will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, February 8th,2019. Private family Interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, donations to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary or The MS Scientific Reserch Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences can be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

BUTT: Ernest H. (Junior)

Posted by on January 31, 2019

BUTT, Mr. Ernest H. Butt (Junior)

Passed away at Bluewater Health Services, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Janet. Loving father of Eugene (Marg) Butt, Elaine (Rick) Lean, Nancy Butt, and Joanne (Gord) Anderson, all of Forest. Also survived by his grandchildren Adam, Brianne, Kyle, Stacey (Nik), Heather (Pete), Jared (Brandi), Hilary (Brian), Travis (Anna), and Paige, and seven great-grandchildren. Junior will also be missed by Larry (Ruth) Butt and Linda (George) Copley and his many nieces and nephews. Junior is predeceased by his brother Eric (late Bernita) and his sister Jean (late Jim Hipwell).  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.   A Funeral Service will take place at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 1:00 pm. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Kiwanis Club of Forest or to the ICU/Palliative Care Unit of Bluewater Health would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

GUTTERIDGE: Christopher “Chris” of Chatham

Posted by on January 30, 2019

Surrounded by family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, Christopher “Chris” Gutteridge passed away on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at the age of 40. Beloved husband of Claudette Gutteridge (nee Santos). Loving father of Selina, Elijah, and Tristan. Cherished son of Doug and Marilyn Gutteridge (nee McGregor).  Dear brother of Cory Gutteridge, and Carolyn (Derek) Stepniak.  Loving grandson and godson of Don and the late Zulma McGregor, and Gene and Shirley Gutteridge. Chris will be forever remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Chris taught religious studies at Ursuline College; he will be deeply missed by his colleagues and students, both past and present.  He was instrumental in bringing “We Scare Hunger” to the community of Chatham-Kent. Chris also coached curling and soccer.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Friday, February 1st, 2019, from 3 to 5pm, and again on Saturday morning at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 145 Victoria Avenue, Chatham, from 10am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for Chris’ children (made payable by cheque to SLF Investments). Contributions to Chatham Outreach for Hunger, or choosing to honour Chris’ life and faith by contributing towards a Memorial Mass at your local parish are gestures that would also be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.ca.

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