EEDY: Charles Stewart of Middlesex Centre (Denfield)

Posted by on January 20, 2018

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, January 20, 2018 of Middlesex Centre (Denfield), in his 81st  year. Beloved husband of Doreen (Oke) Eedy. Dear father of Stuart and Karen Eedy of Denfield and very proud grandfather of Kyle and Kaitlin Eedy. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Garrett. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Almer and Ida (Dann) Eedy, siblings Viola (Archie) Kennedy, infant brother Roy, Donald (Alice), Cliff (Ruby) and brothers-in-law Neil (Donna) Oke, and George (Norma) Oke.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 1 PM.  Interment Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.

Donations the South Huron Hospital Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

WELLS: Shawn of Centralia

Posted by on January 19, 2018

Peacefully at home, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 of Centralia in his 53rd year.  Loving partner of Angela McCabe.  Dear father of Shandelle Wells (Brad Robinson) of London and Cameron (Jamie Anderson) Wells of Sherwood Park, Alberta.  Beloved son of Diane (Lee) Wells of Huron Park and the late Fon Wells (2001).  Dear brother of Ralph and Heather Wells and Yvonne Wells and Lisa Hanlon all of Centralia.  Dear uncle of Erin and Emily.  Shawn will be missed by his children’s mother Beverly Edwards.

A casual celebration of Shawn’s life will be held in the downstairs card room at the Exeter Legion – Branch #167, 316 William Street, Exeter on Friday, January 19, 2018  from 7- 10 PM. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation with a private interment at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye at a later date.

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

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

FUNSTON: Franklin (Frank) Edward W.O. C.D. RET. of London, formerly of Huron Park

Posted by on January 15, 2018

Peacefully at home in London on Sunday, January 14, 2018, surrounded by family, in his 88th year. Dad went to join his beloved wife Joan (Adams). Dear father of Rick Funston and Sandy of Zurich, Randy and Vicky Funston of London, Kathy and Bob Hunter of Toronto, Rob Funston of Gravenhurst, and Ron and Sherry Funston of Granton. Dear grandpa of Samantha; Jay and Tara, and Brad; Jordan, Lindsey, and Megan and Dan; Alexandra, Ethan, and Zachary. Great grandpa of Spencer. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Russell and Rose Funston of Listowel, Lorna and Dennis Bacon of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Mabel and Tom Lavender of Chemainus, British Columbia, Jack and Frances Funston of Kitchener, and Gladys Bottrill of Surrey, British Columbia.

Friends and relatives may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday from 5-8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, January 19th at 11 AM with Rev. Andras Rameshwar, officiating. Cremation with interment Mt. Forest Cemetery.

Donations to The Lung Association, Diabetes Canada or MS Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

JENKIN: Gord of Lucan

Posted by on January 15, 2018

At home, on Sunday, January 14, 2018, of Lucan in his 63rd year.  Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Pryce) Jenkin.  Dear father and father–in–law of John, Ryan, Joshua and Sagan, and Carmen.  Dear grandfather of Samantha and Dean, and Aureillius and Jared.  Beloved son of Edward Jenkin of Goderich and the late Helen (Chessell) Jenkin, and son-in-law of Naomi Pryce of Winthrop and the late Harold. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Yvonne and Harve Hoggart, Brenda and Dave Linton, Murray and Audrey Pryce, Brian and Sharon Pryce, Wayne and Julie Pryce, Blaine Pryce and Kathy McKellar, Lorrie and Keith Cataford, Bonnie and Mel Jewell, and Edith Jenkin,.  Missed by his special cousin Janie Heckt, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Predeceased by his cousin Paul Martin, his loving butterfly Rebecca, and his sister-in-law Joanne Pryce.  Gord will be missed by his friends on Harold Court and beyond.  Special thank you to PSW Annie, and Val from St. Elizabeth Health Care.  Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 3 PM. (Dress casually – as if you were dropping by for a visit in Gord’s garage.) Cremation has taken place. Following the service, you are invited to join the family for a (Thirsty Thursday) open reception at the Lucan Legion from 5-7 PM to celebrate Gord’s life.  Donations to the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation of London – Parkwood Hospital would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

CANTIN: Velma Anne (Weeres) of St. Joseph, formerly of Royal Oak Michigan

Posted by on January 12, 2018

April 20, 1920   –   January 7, 2018

Peacefully in her 98th year, Velma passed away after a long, full life surrounded by family.  Born in Malta, Montana, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she met the love of her life Napoleon.  They moved to Royal Oak, Michigan where they raised their family, and eventually enjoyed a wonderful retirement in St. Joseph, Ontario. They loved to entertain family and friends at their home on Lake Huron.  She loved visiting, regaling stories of days gone by, and cards of course.  Her smile was infectious, and her words always spoken so softly and sincere as they were sure to warm the heart.

Velma is survived by her three sons, Richard and Judy, Michael and Laura, and Robert, her grandchildren David, James (Mandy), Nicole (Greg), Steven (Christine), Renee, Suzann, Sydney and Mitchell, her great-grandchildren Hannah, Rebecca, Kelsey, Jack, Ashley and Chad, and her brother Harold (Del) Weeres. She joins her husband Napoleon, her sister Grace, her brothers Mervin and Merle, her daughter-in-law Joann and her great-grandson Michael in eternal rest.

Velma touched the lives of so many people over the years.  Her involvement in preserving the history of St. Joseph was unwavering.  She held a strong devotion to Saint Andre’ and was deeply rooted in her faith.   It would be difficult to find anyone in St. Joseph today who doesn’t hold a fond memory of this wonderful, caring and classy woman.

Velma was a warm inspiration to so many people, both family and friends.  We will continue to cherish these memories and count ourselves lucky to have known and loved her.  May she rest in peace knowing the profound and positive influence she had on so many lives.

JMJ, St. Andre’, pray for us

Friends may call at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph), on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass which will be held at 11 AM. Father Matthew George, presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to St Andre’s Garden Project through St. Peter’s Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

WICKIE: Josephine Frances (Power) of Huron Park, formerly of St. John’s Newfoundland

Posted by on December 30, 2017

Peacefully at Seaforth Manor on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George Wickie (1983). Loving mother of Peggy Strong, Kathleen Wickie, and Grace Albiston. Loving grandmother of Kara, Sarah, Kathleen, Robert, Michael, and Patrick. Dear great grandmother of Reese, Owen, and Liam. Predeceased by her son Gerri Wickie (2017), and granddaughter Tina (2017).

Cremation with interment Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes (519-235-1220). Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

WILLIAMS, Edmund (Ed) G.R. VE3KSH, Turnbull’s Grove, RR 1 Dashwood

Posted by on December 24, 2017

Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, December 24, 2017, of Turnbull’s Grove – RR 1 Dashwood in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) (Watson) for 51 years. Dear brother-in-law of Beth and Russ Radcliffe of Lucan, Nancy Morrison of Brinsley, and Lorna Watson of Winnipeg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and missed by his beloved companion Bunny. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Bob Watson, and Don Morrison, and a canine companion Scampy. A private family interment will be held at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Friends will be welcome at a celebration of Ed’s life, with details announced in Spring 2018. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Homes entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: Ontario

GLENN: Tyler (Little Red) of Crediton

Posted by on December 24, 2017

Suddenly, on Saturday, December 23, 2017 of RR 2 Crediton in his 24th year.  Cherished and loved son of Jayne (Campbell) and the late Gerrie (2006) Glenn.  Loved brother and brother-in-law of Jordan Glenn at home, Leann and Richie Dobson of Crediton, Karrie Consitt and her friend Kevin of Exeter, Angela and Elwyn Brindley of Dungannon, Arletta and Steve Hallahan of Blyth, Andrew Glenn, and Amy and David Anderson of Elmvale.  Cherished uncle of Alyssa, Avery, Adilyn; Jayda, Kingston; Matt; Grace, Sarah, and Trent.  Fondly remembered by special uncle Jim, several close friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his four-legged best friend Diesel.  Predeceased by his brother Donnie (2007), grandparents Frank and Mary Glenn, and Lloyd and Bessie Campbell, and his Uncle Ross (2016).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday evening 6-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 11 AM. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

IHRIG: Ernst Ludwig of St. Joseph and formerly of Germany

Posted by on December 20, 2017

Suddenly, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 of St. Joseph, and formerly of Germany in his 69th year. Husband of Christa (Rupp) Ihrig for 48 years. Dear father of Frank and Liz of St. Joseph, and Eric and Lauren of Warwick Township.  Loving opa to Sebastian and Frankie Lenore. Adored son of Elisabeth (Flath) Ihrig and the late Ernst Ihrig. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Traudel and Albert Hoffart, and Erika and Hans Greif all of Germany. Loving uncle to Timo, Melanie, Sabrina and their families. Predeceased by his daughter Carmen (1976).

Ernst will be remembered for his love of music and spending time with family and friends, and for realizing his and Christa’s dream of moving to Canada to open a business, which combined their passion for hospitality with his love of Hanoverian horses.  Appropriately, Ernst’s farewell gathering will take place within the walls of the buildings in which he has worn so many hats over the last 35 years.

Friends are invited to gather at the Coach House at Hessenland Inn, 72981 Bluewater Highway, Zurich on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM for a memorial service at 11 AM with Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating. Open reception to follow at 12 noon. Private family interment at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich entrusted with arrangements.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

DOXTATOR: Chuck of Grand Bend and formerly of Hensall

Posted by on December 17, 2017

Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, with family by his side on Saturday, December 16, 2017 of Grand Bend formerly of Hensall in his 73rdyear.  Dear husband of the late Sharon Doxtator (2009).  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sid, Irla (Dean), Tyman (Dee), Allan (Liz), Carlette (Ken), Jo-Anne, Elaine, Lindy, Robert (Donna), Verlie, and Vivian.  Loving God Father of Quentin and Ashton.  Cherished uncle of 33 nieces and nephews, 63 great nieces and nephews and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Carrie (Bunn) and Joe Doxtator, sister Edith, brothers Wally, Carl, and Dave and brother-in- laws Gordon and Alvin.

At Chuck’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Interment Hensall Union Cemetery, Hensall.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. 

Donations to the Lung Association, Hensall United Church or the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

FISHER: Marie (Johns) of Exeter

Posted by on December 16, 2017

Janet “Marie” (Johns) Fisher of Exeter passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the age of 76.  Born February 26, 1941, daughter of Clarence and Beatrice (Biggs) Johns.   Beloved wife of the late Ben Fisher (2006), dearly loved mother of Randy (Janice) Fisher of Talbotville and Cindy (Tom Bailey) Fisher Bailey of Lucan.  Cherished Grandmother  of Ryan (Brittany) Cousineau, Graham, Marcus, and Chloe Cousineau, Thomas (Kristin) Fisher, Adam (Jacky) Fisher and Meredith Fisher, Nathan and Cameron Bailey, Great Grandmother  to Bennett Fisher, Lucas Cousineau and Blair Brindley.  Survived by sister Marj (Howard) Hodge and sister-in-laws Ev (late Gord) Johns, Ferrol (late Amos) Warwick, Iva (late Bob) Blair, Marilyn (late Bud Fisher) Denstedt. Predeceased by siblings and their spouses Norm (Jean) Johns, Kay (Ford) Stark, in-laws Belva (Harold) Rowe, Glenn (Mary) Fisher.  Aunt Marie will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Marie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cheering them on at hockey, outings with friends and the brunch bunch, throwing peanuts to celebrate, and her well known “YAHOO!”

A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at the Exeter Legion – Branch #167, 316 William Street, Exeter on Saturday, December 23rd  from 1:00- 2:30 PM, with Words of Remembrance held at 3:00 PM. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation with a private interment at Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, South Huron Hospital, and for Marie’s love of children and McDonalds, the Ronald McDonald House, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

DUCHARME: John Wayne of Exeter

Posted by on December 13, 2017

Suddenly, at home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 of Exeter in his 39thyear.  Dear husband of Norma Culbert for over 15 years.  Proud dad of Mackenzie and Michael at home.  Dear son of Darlene and John Leybourne of Paisley, and grandson of Phyllis and Chuck Collett of Crediton.  Loved son-in-law of Ron and Debbie Culbert of London.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Justin and Jami Ducharme of London, Tara Jesney and Caroline Sullivan of Clinton; Laura Culbert of London, and Sarah Culbert of Exeter.  Fondly remembered by Marion Culbert, best friend Steve and Amy Mason and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18th at 11 AM with Rev. Darrell Shaule officiating. Cremation with interment Crediton Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Canada, South Huron Minor Hockey, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

LINKLETTER: Geraldine (Geri) (Unser) recently of Lucan and formerly of Kipling, Saskatchewan

Posted by on December 12, 2017

LINKLETTER: Geraldine (Geri) (Unser) – Passed away peacefully at the age of 64, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Geri was recently of Lucan, Ontario and formerly of Kipling, Saskatchewan. Beloved wife of David Linkletter. Dear mother of Shannon (Cory) Johansen, Leslie Hill, and Trish (Ryan) McInnis all of Calgary, and Erin (Steven) Thorne of Lucan. Loving grandmother of Katrina and Emily; Samantha and Kyle; Lillian and Henry. Daughter-in-law of Peggy Linkletter of Calgary. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Glenn (Shannen) Unser of Idaho, Roseanne (Norman) Lapierre of Weyburn, Joretta (Gerald) King of Manor, Lynn (Lyle) Serack of Unity, Duane (Candy) Bye of Manor, Michael (Kim) Linkletter of Calgary and Lewis Linkletter of Toronto. Geri will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Casper and Mary Unser;  Regina and Ken Bye; and father-in-law Donald Linkletter. Geri gave the gift of music to so many through her passionate career as a music teacher, loved painting and dedicated her life to serving God through her involvement in the Catholic Church.

Friends may call at the St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Cremation with interment into St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Regional Cancer Program) would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Regina

INSLEY: Ruth Louise (Schwartz) of Exeter and formerly of Woodham

Posted by on December 8, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at South Huron Hospital, on Friday, December 8, 2017, of Exeter formerly of Woodham in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ted) Insley (1997).  Dear mother of Karen Insley-Windsor of Huron Park and the late Murray Insley (Oct. 2017) and mother-in-law of Pauline Insley of Mt. Carmel.  Dear grandmother of Joshua and Adam Windsor; and Chad and Nicole Insley.  Dear sister of Doris Ohmayer of Crediton.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.  Predeceased by a brother Claire Schwartz and a brother-in-law Karl Ohmayer.  Ted and Ruth operated Insley’s General Store for over 28 years in Woodham. Ruth was an active member of the UCW for more than 50 years in Woodham and Exeter and spent 25 years as a member of Exeter United Church choir.  She volunteered at South Huron Hospital, was a member of the hospital auxiliary and a volunteer at the Exeter Villa.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 11AM with Rev. Laurie O’Leary officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, the LHSF – Esophageal Cancer, or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

O’NEIL: Robert “Bob, R. J.” Joseph of London, and formerly of Ilderton and RR 4 Denfield

Posted by on December 6, 2017

Peacefully at Kensington Village Long Term Care on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, of London, and formerly of Ilderton and RR 4 Denfield (London Township) in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Maxine Annice (Sanderson) O’Neil (2014). Dear father of Charlene O’Neil and Wayne Daneliak of London, and Jilaine and Steve Davidson of St. Thomas. Dear grandfather of Nickolas and Robyn Daneliak. Robert was an auctioneer, a farmer, and a breeder of purebred Hereford and Holstein cattle, as well as purebred Percheron draft horses. He also enjoyed giving sleigh and hay rides at his beloved Sunny Creek Farms until his retirement in 1997. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Andrew Whynot, the staff at Kensington Village Long Term Care, and Kensington Retirement Home, for all of their care and support over the past 5 and a half years.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday from 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2 PM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

SMITH: Stanley of Crediton

Posted by on December 4, 2017

Suddenly at his home on Wednesday, November 29th 2017 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Agatha (Carroll) Smith. Cremation has taken place. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.  

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

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MAXWELL: Gary Burton of Hensall

Posted by on November 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Sunday, November 26, 2017 of Hensall, in his 72nd year. Loving husband of Ann (Harlton) Maxwell for 48 years. Dear father of Sherri and Bill Fox of Granton, and Tracy and David Burns of Kitchener. Dear grandfather of Andrew; Meredith, and Hayden. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Douglas Maxwell, Marilyn Thiel and Charlie Ducharme, and Sandra Maxwell and Earl Gackstetter. Gary will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Wallace, Ilene, Ronald, Arnold, Robert, and June.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 AM, where the memorial service will be held at 11 AM. Cremation with interment Baird’s Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

PINDER: James ‘Jim’ of Exeter and formerly of Goderich

Posted by on November 26, 2017

Peacefully with family by his side, on Friday, November 24, 2017 Jim passed away in his 84th year.  Jim lived in Exeter for over 6o years and was originally from Goderich.  Beloved husband of Elaine (Hawkins) Pinder for over 63 years.  Dear father of Ann and Bart DeVries of Exeter, Ken and Kim Pinder of Exeter, and Brenda Pinder Parsons and Randy Parsons of Barrie.  Dear grandfather of Robert (Adriane), Rebecca (Chris); Kristy (Matt), Karly (Matt), Kelsey (Mike); James ‘Jamie’, and Oriah.  Dear great-grandfather of Chloe, Hayden; and Jace.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Grace Menarik, Ann Feagan, Ernie (Bobbie) Pinder, Marie Holmes and Barbara Hawkins.  Predeceased by parents John and Jean (Anderson) Pinder, eldest brother Gordon (Jackie) Pinder, brother-in-laws Elijah Manarik, Elwyn Feagan, Jim Hawkins, and Ken Holmes.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.  Jim was a lifetime member of the Exeter Lions Club and the Exeter Curling Club, and member of the Exeter Legion, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the R.C.L. – R.E. Pooley – Branch #167 (Exeter Legion), 316 William Street, Exeter on Sunday, December 3rd  from 1-4 PM, with Words of Remembrance held at 2:30 PM. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation with private family interment Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Society– Huron County, McCormick Home (Memory Lane), Stratford and District Ostomy Association, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

KENNEDY: Darren “Poops” of Tavistock and formerly of Lucan

Posted by on November 25, 2017

Suddenly at Stratford General Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, November 24, 2017 of Tavistock and formerly of London and Lucan in his 57th year. Loving and devoted brother of Debra Kennedy of Lucan, Dave Kennedy of Centralia (Janet Reinhart), Denise Thompson of Lucan, and Darryl Kennedy of London.   Dear uncle of Corey, Sherri (John), Tracy (Roman), Chad (Jeanna); Glen (Adrianna); Murray (Karlee), James, and Daniel and great-uncle of Lucas and Logan; Paiton, Parker, and Gunnar; Regan and Mason; and Elliebear. Predeceased by his parents Glen and Gertrude (Young) Kennedy, sister-in-law Cheryl Kennedy and brother-in-law Mike Thompson.  Darren will be greatly missed by all of his friends at the Maitland Pines Campground in Goderich and his coworkers.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening from 6-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Darrell Shaule officiating. Cremation with Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

CORMAN: Donald (Don) Earl of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Passed away peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 of Grand Bend in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Donna (Hodgins) Corman (2004). Special friend of Sandra Green and her family. Loving father of Glen Corman of London, Craig and Mary Corman of Nairn, Brian and Sue Corman, and John Paul and Angela Corman all of London. Dear grandfather of Sarah and Chris, Lindsay and Colin, and Mark and Leanne; and Lee Anne and Mike, Alicia and Jared, Joshua and Aideen, and Nathan and Melissa. Great grandfather of Grayson, Carter, Sydney, Madelyn, Aiden, Olivia, Lauren, Taylor, Brooklyn, Myles, Camila, and Sylvie. Survived by brother-in-law Terry Hodgins of Ilderton. Predeceased by great granddaughter Amelia (2013), Ray and Marion Corman, George and Eleanor Wallace, Frank and Helen Sumsion, Harold and Winnie Corman, Bill and Betty Hodgins, John and June Hodgins, and Jean Hodgins. Don is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday from 5-8 PM where the funeral service will be held on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Participation House or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

BRAND: Elisabeth ‘Betty’ (Luteijn) of Exeter

Posted by on November 15, 2017

Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 of Exeter in her 84th year.  Beloved wife of the late Henk Brand (2010).  Dear mother of Elisabeth Brand of Orillia, Marilyn and George Lutchman of Sharon and mother-in-law of Jim Kirkland of Neustadt. Dear grandmother of Ryan (Nikki), Jamie; Gayle, Jillian and Jaclyn and great-grandmother of Riley.   Dear sister and sister-in-law of Saar and Georges VanPoecke, Piet and Cato Luteijn, Nelly Luteijn, Jacob and Elly Luteijn, David Luteijn, Johan and Vivian Luteijn all of Belgium and Wim and Sarie Luteijn, Marie Luteijn, Hanni and Paul Schemers all of Holland, Corrie and Martin Fischer of Maple Ridge BC, Hans and Nancy Brand of Crediton, Bert and Renie Brand of Exeter, Jim and Theresa Brand of Dashwood, Art Brand of Crediton, Tina Brand of Exeter and Rennie Brand of London.  Predeceased by her daughter Ann-Marie Kirkland (2014), son-in-law Bert Beardwood (2016), sister-in-law Sonja Luteijn, and brother-in-laws Robert and Simon Brand.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday evening from 6-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street, West on Saturday, November 18 at 11AM with Pastor Kevin teBrake officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Stratford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London

STRAPP: Marie (née Guy) of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 13, 2017

STRAPP: Marie (née Guy), of Grand Bend, Ontario. Today we lost our beautiful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 92nd year. Predeceased by husband Ballington, infant son Nathan, and great-granddaughter Alicia. Survived by her children, Jan, Pat, Jennie, Jill, Greg (Ruth) and Dave; grandchildren Lisa (Bob), Kelly, Tina, Laura, Mark, Kat, Jessie, Holli, Amy; great-grandchildren Mike, Megan, Gage, Tallulah, Maysie, and Blake; extended families of Willa Coveney (Jack deceased), Roy and Barb Strapp (deceased), and Elsie Strapp (Mark deceased).

Marie has donated her body to scientific research and at her request, there will be no service. However, there will be a celebration of Marie’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498, 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend on Sunday, November 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Contributions in memory of Marie would be gratefully received by Huron Shores United Church Building Fund, or a charitable organization of your choice.

Marie’s family wishes to extend their sincere and heartfelt thanks for the generous love and friendship of her close friends and to the amazing Stroke Unit at Stratford General Hospital.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements, www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

BROOKE: Thomas (Tom) Grant of Poplar Hill

Posted by on November 12, 2017

With our hearts filled with sorrow, Tom passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. At St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 of Poplar Hill in his 79th year.

Beloved husband of Erna (Recker) Brooke. Dear father of Kelly and Terry Allistone of Poplar Hill and Sandra and Jim O’Hara of London. Dear grandfather of Katie and Emma. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Carole and Ron Coleman of London. Predeceased by his brother Harold Brooke, and sisters Beverley Allen and Janis Bergamin.

Special thanks to the C.C.A.C; the love, support and caring of our community and Pastor Jim Clark, as well as the caring staff and peaceful environment of St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, who cared for Tom, and our family, with love, compassion, and dignity.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 1 PM with Pastor Jim Clark officiating. Private interment Poplar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Poplar Hill & District Lions Club or St. Joseph’s Hospice, London would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

BAKKER: Rilla Charlene (Gowan) of Granton

Posted by on November 4, 2017

Peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 4, 2017 of Granton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Jim Bakker (2014). Dear mother of Victoria Bakker and Mat Kelly of Granton, and Ben and Kim Bakker of Cambridge. Dear grandmother of Marcell, Savannah and Jason; and Gillian. Loving great-grandmother of Dorian. Dear sister-in-law of Betsy Bakker of London, Corrie Koetsier of Hamilton, Veronica Bakker of St. Thomas, Martina and Leigh MacMillan of PEI, Walter and Cindy Veenstra of Brampton and Hendrika and Jella Fekkes of Jordan Station. Rilla will be sadly missed by her cousins Jim and Corrie Bakker, and the Hoekstra families. Predeceased by sisters-in-law Lien, and Adriana, and brothers-in-law Adriaan, Pete, Martin, and John. Rilla was the Postmaster in Granton for 32 years.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

BOGART: Ronald (Ron) Lawrence of Exeter

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Suddenly, but as expected, not without a fight, Ron passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, November 2, 2017 of Exeter at the age of 83.  Beloved husband of Elaine (Campbell) Bogart for over 58 years.  Dear father of Dave and Julie Bogart of London, Ronnalee and Mike Terry of Cape Coral, Florida, and Scott and Lynda Bogart of Grand Bend.  Dear grandfather of Matthew and Eric; Charlotte; and Luke and Heath.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ella Mae Piggott of Komoka, Jerrold and Ruth Bogart of Bruce Mines, Gilbert and Diane Campbell of London, John and Barb Campbell of West Lorne and Sharon and John Blain of London.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by sister Debra Murphy (1985).

Ron arrived in Exeter the Summer of 1959 after a Hall of Fame (inducted 2008) football career at Ontario Agricultural College (now University of Guelph) to teach at SHDHS.  Ron retired in 1992 after 33 years.  Ron was heavily involved in local sports, mainly football and hockey.  His love of sports continued after his coaching days were over by watching his grandkids play sports.  Ron could be seen at many local sporting events with his hat on backwards taking pictures.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 7 at 11AM.  Cremation with Inurnment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Jessica’s House- South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario