BANNON: John Howard (Jack) of London

Posted by on March 29, 2017

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Howard (Jack) Bannon peacefully at his residence in London, surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in his 85th year.

Beloved wife of Marie (Costello) Bannon.  Cherished father of Colleen and John Zrini, Murray Bannon and Maura Hagarty-Bannon, Paul Bannon and Karen McNeill-Bannon, Laurie Bannon and Art Gregory, Lisa and John Hedley, and Mark and Jennifer Bannon.  Dear grandfather of Shanna, Reanne; Matthew and Myriame, Patrick, Joseph, Jack; Max, Greg; Jamie, Julia; Jordan, Lukas; Jacob, Evan and one precious great-grandaughter Clara.  Dear brother and brother-in-lawof Jean and Bill Meek, Don and Sandra Bannon, Virginia Bannon, Sharon Bannon, Norma McIver, and Bridget Simmons.  Predeceased by his parents Howard and Mary Bannon, grandparents Cormack and Mary Watters, and 5 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Jack was a well-known and respected Construction Manager with Gaffney Construction Ltd. of Stratford for over 47 years working throughout the province of Ontario.  He was very community minded within his church, local sports, Lions, and Probus and in retirement he drove patients under the Meals on Wheels program.  He treasured teaching children about sports including hockey, boating, snowmobiling, and skiing, as well as gardening, maintaining a property, being kind to people, and always treating others with respect.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.   Friends will also be received one hour prior to the Funeral Mass which will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Catholic Church, 1 Fallons Lane, London on Saturday, April 1st at 11 AM with Rev. Jaison Tellis, OCD presiding. Private family interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend at a later date.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

BAKER (LAWSON): Margaret (née Wurm) of Exeter, and formerly of Zurich

Posted by on March 24, 2017

At the Exeter Villa, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 of Exeter, and formerly of RR 2 Dashwood in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gerald Willis Lawson (1977), the late Kenneth Wilbert Baker (2014).  Dear mother of Gwen and Jim Rohde of Mitchell, Allen Lawson and Pat Champion of St. Marys, Kay Clarke of Grand Bend, Ed and Fran Lawson of Arkona.  Marg will be remembered by the Lawson and Baker families.  Missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Edith Campbell, and Clarence and Lois Wurm all of Exeter.  Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Margaret (Clark) Wurm, sisters Emma, and Grace, and brothers Edgar, Harold, Gerald, and Melvin.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday, March 27th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM, where a funeral service will be held at 2 PM with Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

DYER: Ashley Sarah of R.R.#3 Ailsa Craig

Posted by on March 19, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side at LHSC – University Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017 of R.R.#3 Ailsa Craig in her 24th year.  Cherished daughter of Ron and Kelly Dyer of R.R.#3 Ailsa Craig.  Beloved sister of Kyle and Taylor both at home.  Dear granddaughter of Susan (de Vlught) Dyer of Lobo Twp. and Gord Bannister of R.R.#3 Ilderton.  Predeceased by her grandfather John Dyer (2016) and grandmother Audrey (Hayter) Bannister (2013).  Fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Ashley touched many lives over the years and will be fondly remembered by all of her caregivers and friends.  A special thank you to Dr. Larocque and the 4th floor general medicine at University Hospital for their care and compassion.

Friends are invited to celebrate Ashley’s life at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 1-4 PM for a memorial visitation and reception.   Cremation with interment in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Donations to Community Living London would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

REID: Iva Margaret (Allan) of Hensall

Posted by on March 18, 2017

At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Friday, March 17, 2017 of Hensall in her 96th year.  Dear wife of the late Clarence Reid (1996).  Beloved mother of Gerald and Carol Reid of Exeter and Allan and Gail Reid of Hensall.  Dear grandmother of Michael and Terri, Gail and Doug Upshall; Jeremy and Melissa, Jeff and Janelle all of Exeter, and Scott and Sarah of Ilderton.  Dear great-grandmother of Jessica, Rebecca, Miranda, and Jonathan; Macie, Max, Jack, Finn, Quinn and Anna.  Dear sister-in-law of Irving and Ruth Reid of London and Donna Smale of Hensall. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Wilson and Margaret (Taman) Allan, step-mother Doris Allan, and her brothers Lloyd John Allan and Garnet ‘Pete’ Allan.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM.  Spring Interment Hensall Union Cemetery, Hensall. There will be a legion service in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:30PM with the Hensall Legion.

In lieu of flowers donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

DIETRICH: Harold Simon of Exeter, formerly of Zurich

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Peacefully, with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 of Exeter, and formerly of Zurich in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Doreen (Sopha) Dietrich.  Dear father of Randall and Marlene of Grand Bend, James and Denise of Zurich, Lorraine and Jeff Forrester of Zurich, Theresa and Stephen Finkbeiner of Crediton, and Doug Simpson-Dietrich of London.  Dear grandfather of Derek, Stephanie, Jon-Luc; Jordan; Megan, Justin, Dillon, Ashley; and Jordan.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Irene McCann (Grant) of Grand Bend, Dianne and Lawrence Becker of Varna, Joyce Dietrich of London. Predeceased by his son Kevin Dietrich (2015), brother Don Dietrich (2007), and his parents Alphonsus and Marcella Dietrich.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 PM.  The Funeral Mass will held at Precious Blood, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Friday, March 17th at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding.  Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery, Zurich.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

AYOTTE: R. Frances (Campbell) formerly of Exeter and Dashwood

Posted by on March 10, 2017

Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in her 96th year formerly of Exeter and Dashwood. Beloved wife of the late Richard Ayotte (1996). Dear mother of Elleanor Ayotte. Loving grandmother of Diane Smith, Michael and Richard Mueller. She will be sadly missed by sister Ursula Regier and her great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her daughter Arlene (Wood) Holt (2010) and her grandson David Wood (2010). Frances was devoted to her faith and her family.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Friday, March 17th from 10-11 AM where the funeral service will be held at 11 AM with Father Matthew George. Cremation with interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

WESTMAN: Frances (Whalls) of London

Posted by on March 7, 2017

At LHSC-University Hospital, London on Monday, March 6, 2017 of London in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Harold Westman.  Dear mother of Nancy and Charles Frazier of Montgomery, Alabama, and Janice and Peter Lane of London.  Dear grandmother of Heather and Sean Benjamin, Andrea and Kris Foster, Mark and Phoebe Frazier; Kurtis Lane, Konnor Lane and great grandmother of Isaac, Luke, Lydia, Adalyn, Hope, and Anna.  Dear sister of James Whalls of Indiana.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by a brother William Whalls.  Frances taught elementary school for over 30 years in the London area.

A celebration of life service will be held on her birthday on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 11 AM at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 2225 Highbury Ave N, London.    Interment has taken place in Birr United Cemetery, Birr. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to Compassion Canada or a charity of your choice appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London

BRANDT: Priscilla Marguerite (Dennome) of Zurich formerly of Drysdale and London

Posted by on March 6, 2017

Peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in her 89th year formerly of Drysdale and London. Beloved wife of the late John (Johnny) Brandt (1978). Priscilla will be sadly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private family service will be held. Cremation with interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, London at a later date.

Donations to the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich.

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Filed Under: London

GAISER: Maida (Richard) of Exeter and formerly of Dashwood

Posted by on March 6, 2017

At the Exeter Villa on Saturday, March 4, 2017 formerly of Dashwood in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald Gaiser (2004). Loved mother of Allan Gaiser of London, Faye and Paul Pletsch of Mount Forest. Loving grandmother of Mikayla and Luke Pletsch. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alma Richard of London, Betty and Bruce Seebach of Kitchener, Maxine Gaiser of London. Predeceased by brother Allan Richard, sister Marjorie Bailey, and infant brother Carman Richard and sister-in-law Gretta Richard. Maida will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday, March 9th from 12-1 PM, where the memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

YOUSKOW (Parkins) (Mulholland): Beverly of London and formerly of Lucan

Posted by on March 2, 2017

Peacefully at Meadowpark Nursing Home, London with her family by her side, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, of London formerly of Lucan, in her 75th year. Dear mother of Patrick Mulholland of London and Crystal Mulholland of London. Dear grandmother of Katrina, Sydney, Sonja and Darius. Dear sister and sister-in-law of John Parkins of Cochrane, Patricia (Bill) Elwes of Cochrane, Theresa Wegg (Vern Trickett) of London, Judy Mulholland of London, and Rose (Greg) Williams of London. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary Mulholland and a brother Wayne Mulholland.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, March 4th from10-11AM, where the funeral service will be held at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Spring interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the VON or The Crest Centre would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

BRINTNELL: Mary of Lucan, formerly of Granton

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side at LHSC – University Hospital, London on Sunday, February 26, 2017 of Lucan and formerly of Granton in her 79th year.   Beloved wife of the late J. Russell Brintnell (2012). Dear mother of Jim and Julia Brintnell of Exeter, Ron and Leanne Brintnell of Calgary, Rob and Sandi Brintnell of Brinsley, and Dan and Deb Brintnell of Oakville. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Lee and Amber, Jordan and Jesse, and Chelsea; Troy, Jared and Erin; Robyn and Jeff, and Tyler and Sarah Jo; Thomas, Steven, Michael and Abby; and great-grandmother of Bentley and Brighton.  Dear sister-in-law of Helen Ryan of Crediton, Ron Rose of Mitchell, Bev and Marg Brintnell of Exeter, and Margaret Curtis of London. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Jack and Alma (Dietrich) Ryan, sister Clara and her husband James Ducharme, brother Bud Ryan, sister Shirley Rose, and brother-in-law Len Curtis.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  CWL prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Thursday, March 2nd at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Calgary, London

SNOW: Phyllis Veronica (Ducharme) of Exeter

Posted by on February 24, 2017

Peacefully at Exeter Villa on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 of Exeter in her 70th year. Dear mother of Tyna Snow and Claude Wechel of Coldstream, B.C. and Cresta Snow of Calgary. Dear grandmother of Jaryd. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Anne Marie and Jim Finlay of Dashwood, Evelyn and Peter Jeffrey of Zurich, Rose and Keith Brittain of Exeter, Doreen and Gary McLinchey of Parkhill, Marjorie and Ron Overholt of Exeter, and Gerard and Mary Ducharme of Poplar Hill. Predeceased by her parents, Max and Margaret Ducharme.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N, Zurich on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary Street, Zurich on Monday, February 27th at 11AM with Fr. Matthew George Celebrant. Interment St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Zurich. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:45PM.

Donations to Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

DUNLOP: Karen of Exeter

Posted by on February 24, 2017

Suddenly at her residence on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 of Exeter in her 51st year.  Dear daughter of Patricia Hall of England. Cherished mom of Kellsey Huard, Matthew and Jenna Huard, Leanne Comeau and Ian Weston, and Iain Dunlop all of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Aaliyah McHardy, Cynthia McHardy; Macy Huard and Jaxen Huard.  Best friend and significant other of Rob Moses.  Dear sister of Jon Hall and Lorraine Katon both of England. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Ian John Dunlop.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Saturday, February 25th from 12:00- 1:30PM, where the funeral service will be held at 2 PM.  Cremation to follow.

A Legion Ladies Auxiliary Service will be held in the funeral home Saturday morning at 11:45 AM. Donations to the Lung Association (COPD) would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

HOBBS: J. Barry of London

Posted by on February 20, 2017

Suddenly, with his loving children by his side on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at LHSC – Victoria Hospital, London in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of the late Linda (Shoebottom) Hobbs (2015). Loving father of Catherine Dover, Shelly (Robert) Farquharson, Sherry McMurray and Tom (Zoe) Hobbs. Cherished grandpa of Andrew and Tom McMurray, Cailey and James Dover, Laura and Michael Farquharson, and Toren, Imogen and Anwyn Hobbs. Barry will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Barbara Westman, nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Ila and Stanley Hobbs, a grandson Ian and a sister Barbara Hartwick.  Barry was a devoted family man and was happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening from 7-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Friday, February 24th at 1 PM. Cremation has taken place. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Arva.

Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Respiratory Department would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

ROBERTS: Edward James (Ted) (VE3LRD)

Posted by on February 19, 2017

At LHSC – University Hospital, London on Saturday, February 18, 2017 of Exeter in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen (Essery) Roberts (2015). Dear father of Margaret Marian and Guy Lee of Seaforth, Jim and Ruth Roberts of Maple Ridge BC, Cathy and Kevin Cullen of Cambridge, Tom Roberts of Exeter, and Linda and David Smith of London.  Dear grandfather of Jessica and Barry; Michael and Chenoa, Mark and Jen, Alison and Wallace , Tanya and Nick; Lisa and Darren, Maggie and Albert, Chris and Celia, Helen-Janine and Jeff, Amy and Nick; Sarah, Ashlee, William, Kaitlin; and great-grandfather of Draven, Wynter, Sabastian, Sierra, Lachlan, and Maxwell.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mary Margaret Passmore of Owen Sound.  Predeceased by his sisters Thelma, Helen and Audrey.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 11 AM with Rev. Laurie O’Leary officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  There will be a Legion Service in the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM with Hensall Legion Branch #468.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

BIERLING: Gladys (Schenk) of Hensall, formerly Exeter

Posted by on February 18, 2017

At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Friday, February 17, 2017, formerly of Exeter, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew (Andy) Bierling and friend of the late Jim Harrigan. Dear mother of John Bierling of Exeter, Bob and Sue Bierling of Port Stanley, and Kate Bierling of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Wendy, Derek, and Jerry; Krista, Amy and Joe; Allyson; great-grandmother of Ashley, Rachael, Tristan, Matthew, Alex, Liam, Abbey, Carter, Cameron, Logan, and Pressley; and one great-great-grandson Jackson. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Peter and Geraldine Schenk of Teeswater. Predeceased by a son Dennis, daughters-in-law Charmaine and Debbie, a brother Gerald and his wife Rita, and a sister Helen.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (one west of Main) Exeter Wednesday evening 6 – 8 PM where a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 11AM with Rev. Jim Innes officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion R.E. Pooley Branch No. 167 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

WRAGG: Mark Stephen of Zurich, formerly of Exeter

Posted by on February 17, 2017

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, February 16, 2017 of Zurich, and formerly of Exeter in his 58th year.  Beloved husband of Brenda Snell.  Dear father of Brayden Wragg of Zurich, and Craig Snell of Exeter.  Dear grandfather of Brody and Emma.  Brother and brother-in-law of Greg and Marg Wragg of Lucan, and Doris Wragg of Dashwood.  Predeceased by his brother Joe.

Private family arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich.  Cremation with inurnment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

MILLER: Marie (née Pullman) (Boyd) of Guelph, formerly of Seaforth and London

Posted by on February 17, 2017

At Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 of Guelph, and formerly of Seaforth and London in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Ellis Boyd (1969), and the late Ronald Patrick Miller (2008).  Dear mother of Brenda St. Croix of Guelph, Daniel and Barbara Boyd of St. John, N.B., Donald and Jane Boyd of Barrie, Barbara Boyd of Burlington, and Douglas and Elaine Boyd of London.  Dear grandmother of Kyle and Ellis; Johnathan, Erin, Cindi; Terry, Dee; Dibe, Clark, Blair; Emma, Lenore, Cassie, and Jack.  Also missed by 7 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Ruth Smith of Egmondville, and sister-in-law of Lynne McCann of Mount Carmel, Steve Faber of Point Clark, and Patricia Faber-Nazir of Ottawa.  Fondly remembered by the Miller family.  Predeceased by her son-in-law Richard.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday, February 20th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM, where the funeral service will be held at 12 PM Noon. Spring interment Hensall Union Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Guelph, London

RUSHTON: Eileen A. (Weppler), R.N. of Lucan

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Passed away peacefully in her 89th year at L.H.S.C – Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 of Lucan. Predeceased by her loving husband Tom Rushton (April, 2016) following 66 years of marriage.  Dear mother of Faye and Mike Geoghegan of London, and Bob and Nancy Rushton of Lucan. Cherished grandmother of Jenny and Dave, Jim and Nirupa; Kelsey, Matt and Ashlynn, and Hayley and Andy. Dear great-grandmother of Neesha and Cole. Eileen is survived by her sister Doris Thompson of Port Elgin.  Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and her beloved dog Charlie. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Louise Weppler, brothers Carl and Earl Weppler, and a sister Vera Haldane.  Eileen continued her nursing career throughout her lifetime at Chesley Memorial Hospital, Victoria Hospital-London, and eventually retiring from University Hospital-London in 1991. A special thank you to Dr. Jessica Howard, the staff of Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence, and the 6th floor palliative care service at L.H.S.C. for their care and compassion.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  As per Eileen’s wishes a private family service will be held with Rev. Gordon Duncan officiating.  Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to London Health Sciences Foundation – Regional Cancer Program (Leukemia Research), or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Institute (Dementia Care Fund).

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Filed Under: London

SMITH: Gerald (Gerry) formerly of Zurich and Forest

Posted by on February 9, 2017

Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Pauline (Mayer) Smith (2007). Dear father of Dennis, Michael and Julia, Joanne and Brian, Sharron and Paul, Gary and Lisa and Dale and Beth. Dear grandfather of 18 grandchildren and of 17 great-grandchildren. Gerry will be sadly missed by the entire Smith and Mayer families and his special friend Marjorie Love. Loving son of the late Adelbert and Laura Smith.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N., Zurich on Friday afternoon 4-7 PM. Parish prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary Street, Zurich on Saturday, February 11th at 11 AM with Father Matthew George officiating. Cremation with interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

MARRINAN: John Patrick (Pat) of Lucan

Posted by on February 7, 2017

Suddenly, on Monday, February 6, 2017, of Lucan in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of Joyce (Hodgins) Marrinan for 63 years.  Dear father of Helen and Les McAuslan of Waterloo, Joseph Marrinan and Joanne of Arkona, Debbie and Rob Andrews of Ilderton, Mary Lou Caldwell of London, Michael Marrinan of Lucan, Jim Marrinan of Fort McMurray, and Dwain and Jenny Marrinan of Lucan.  Dear grandfather of Shawn and Lea; Kelly and Darryl, Kerri and Andrew, Chris and Kim; Kyle, Brett, Rachel; Cole; Aidan, and Tristan; and great-grandfather of Mya, Brooke, Liam, Kylie, and Logan.  Dear brother-in-law of Marie Marrinan of London, Katherine Marrinan of Calgary; and Nile and Jack Schade of Zurich. Predeceased by his son David (1997), his parents Patrick and Bridget, sisters Margaret, and Rose, and brothers James, and William.  After many years as the owner/operator of Marrinan Bus Lines, the Royal Mail Route, and his family farm, Pat retired in 2008 and he and Joyce moved from the farm into Lucan.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening 6-8 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 69219 Bronson Line, South Huron (Mount Carmel) on Friday, February 10th at 11 AM with Father Len Desjardins presiding.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Donations to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Restoration Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

PATTERSON: John Robert of Grand Bend

Posted by on February 6, 2017

We are devastated to share that our husband and father, John Patterson, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017 in Cape Coral, Florida.  John is survived by his wife, Judy McDonald, daughter Michelle Patterson-MacCuaig, (Alex), and sons John (Krystal), Matt (Britt), grandchildren Isla and Lachlan, sister Barbara Lace, and nieces Janice Lace, Pamela Roel, and Marsha Lace, grandnieces Julia and Olivia, grandnephews John and Bennett.  John was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Dorothy Patterson. John loved his life. He couldn’t believe how lucky he was to be living his dream, life on the water in Grand Bend, life on the water in Florida.  He believed he had the best family, the best friends and almost enough toys.  John’s gift to the world was to make life fun.  We have lost him far too soon.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be take place in the summer.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.  Thanks to Haskett Funeral Homes for their support.

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Filed Under: London

BREWER: Colin of Buffalo, Ontario in McGillivray Township

Posted by on February 5, 2017

With family by his side, at home, on February 4, 2017 of Buffalo, Ontario in McGillivray Township in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Lois (Morris) Brewer.  Dear father of Wes and Cathy Brewer of Buffalo, Ontario, Gord Brewer of Buffalo, Ontario, and Lorne and the late Lisa Brewer of Arkona.  Dear grandfather of Jennifer and Steve McEvoy of McGillivray Township, Christopher and Jenna McNeil of Lucan, Colin Jr. Brewer of McGillivray Township, Stacy and Ryan Arnezeder of London; Nathan Brewer and Anne Brewer of Arkona.  Dear great-grandfather of Ella and Oliver McEvoy, and Lucas McNeil.  Colin was also an honorary grandfather of the Brinsley United Church Sunday School.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Val Cameron of B.C, and Lynn Brewer of N.B., Sherry and Ron Evans of B.C., Gail Biser of London, Wendy and Tony McGowan of Komoka, and Brad and Kate Morris of London.  Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and special acknowledgment to Colin’s golfing and card buddies who showed much love and support.  Predeceased by his beloved Nan, his parents Hilda and Norm Brewer, and brothers Tony and Raymond and brother-in-law Vaughn Cameron. Colin started his teaching career at McGillivray Central School and after 34 years as an educator retired from East Williams Public School.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Colin’s life will be announced at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements.  In honour of Colin please consider doing a simple kindness or donating to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Regional Cancer Program) or the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.haskettfh.com.

Filed Under: London, Ontario

GOSAR: Sientje (Sena) of Exeter

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2017 at South Huron Hospital at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Josef Gosar (2002).  Loving mother of Elizabeth Witmer (Cam), Waterloo and Hank Gosar (Peggy), Aurora. Cherished grandmother of Scott and Sarah Witmer, Waterloo, Janna (Matt) Rispin, Innisfil, Jaime (Rob) Franceschinis, Newmarket and Marnie (Oliver) Ronson, Brantford and proud great grandmother of Jack, Sydney, Danni and Bennett. Mom will also be fondly remembered by her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in The Netherlands and Alice De Weerd and her family.

Sena was born in Schiedam, The Netherlands, one of 13 children and she immigrated to Canada with her husband and 2 children in 1951, landing at Pier 21, Halifax, settling first in Alberta and within a year in Exeter Ontario.

Sena had an inner strength and a beautiful smile that could light up a room. She was an inspiring role model and friend to many of all ages, including her dear friends in the coffee group. She enjoyed precious time with her family at the cottage near Parry Sound, at family celebrations, phone calls with her dear sister Maartje and with her grandson Scott in their daily phone conversations.

Sena had a deep faith and relationship with her Lord which permeated every aspect of her life.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Sena during visitation at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday, February 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Pastor Kevin teBrake will conduct the funeral service on Friday, February 10th at 11:00 am at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter.  Interment Exeter Cemetery. The family extends their utmost gratitude to the dedicated staff who assisted Mom at the Exeter Villa and South Huron Hospital for their loving and exceptional support and care. As expressions of sympathy, donations to South Huron Hospital in Mom’s memory would be appreciated.

We will dearly miss you Mom, Grandmother, sister and friend. You will be forever in our hearts.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.haskettfh.com.

Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Ontario

DAMEN: Jerry of London, and formerly of Lucan

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Jerry died peacefully at home in London on Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, formerly of Lucan.  Beloved best friend and soulmate of Jane Stacey.  Loving brother of Mary Versteegh (Herb), Helen Giesen (Jerry), Theresa Goris (John), John Damen (Sandy), and Bill Damen (Debbie).  Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Marie Damen, and his nephew Michael Damen.  Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon 2-4 PM.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Monday, February 6th at 11AM.  Cremation with interment in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.haskettfh.com.

Filed Under: London