MCFALLS: Lois Kathleen (Hodgins) of Exeter

Posted by on April 18, 2018

At the Exeter Villa, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 of Exeter in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gerald A. McFalls (2008). Dear sister-in-law of Helen Hodgins of Exeter.  Dear aunt of Randal Glenn, Stuart and Kelly, and Kathleen Hodgins.  Great-aunt of Chloë. Predeceased by her brother Lloyd Hodgins and sister-in-law Ardys and her husband Gerald Glenn.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Friday, April 20th at 1:30PM with Bob Heywood officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the Exeter Villa, Alzheimer Society or the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

LEE: Jean Marie (Snell) of Exeter and formerly of London

Posted by on April 16, 2018

Peacefully at the Exeter Villa on Saturday, April 14, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of London in her 95th year. Dear mother of Patricia and Richard Westcott of Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Brian Westcott, and Karen and Tony Shweihat. Great-grandmother of Anthony Allan. Mother of Ollen C. Lee of Meaford. Predeceased by her brother Orville Snell (2015). Jean graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1946.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Exeter Cemetery.

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

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Filed Under: London

CARTER: Pauline (Simpson) of London and formerly of Arva

Posted by on April 16, 2018

At Henley Place, London on Sunday, April 15, 2018  formerly of Arva in her 88thyear.  Beloved wife of the late Douglas Carter (1981).  Dear mother of Karen Hill and Dean Brooks of Dorchester and Larry and Lisa Carter of Arva.  Dear grandmother of Brandon, and Austin; Tyler, Shannon, Jason, Spencer, Nicole.  Also survived by several special nieces and nephews.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bev and Ann Simpson of Embro.  Predeceased by sister Doris Gregory and her husband Carman,  Lois Hoggarth and her husband Ross, and Ken Simpson and his wife Ruby.  Pauline was Past President of the London Executives Association and the Better Business Bureau.  A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Henley Place.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday from 4-8 PM where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 19th  at 11 AM.  Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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

KEEPING: Brian Clyde of Exeter and formerly of Newfoundland

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Peacefully at his home, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Ramea, Newfoundland in his 68th year.  Cherished and loved husband of Una (Cutler) Keeping for over 45 years.  Loving father of Sabrina (Howard) Wesley of Parry Sound and Jody (Doug) Couch of Santa Cruz California.  Dear grandfather of Liam and Lucy; Andrew, Benjamin, Wes and Colleen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edwin and Ruby Keeping, Lionel and Mary Keeping, Glenn and Darlene Keeping all of Newfoundland, and Derek and Cathy Cutler of Yellowknife.  Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Beulah Keeping and sister Wanda.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter on Saturday, April 21st from 10-11 AM where a memorial service will be held at 11 AM.  Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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VAN DER LOO: Cornelius (Case) of Ilderton

Posted by on April 11, 2018

At home, surrounded by the love of his family, Cornelius (Case) Van Der Loo of Ilderton in his 87th year on April 10, 2018.  Cherished husband of Rhea (Van Gorp) for 60 years.  Dedicated and dearly loved father of Connie and Mike Bontje, Lynda Martens and Michael Wilmot, Tracy and Chris Gooyers, and Lisa and Jeremy Tomalin-Reeves. He joins in heaven his beloved son Michael (1983).   Cherished Opa of Erica (Denis) Stapleton, Micaela (Kent) Cherevaty, Katelyn (Scott) Thom, Leah (Tim) Van Lith, Lauren Bontje; Lara (Ryan) Coward, Justin (Lindsay) Martens, Lucas (Chelsea) Martens; Aaron, Brian (Graeme), Matthew, and Kendra Gooyers; Ethan, and Chloe Tomalin-Reeves.  His twelve beloved great-grandchildren will miss his jokes and laughter.  Sadly missed by siblings Martha and Ria in Holland.  Predeceased by siblings Annie, Mia, and Jos.  Also sadly missed by the VanGorp family – Ann and Bill, Case and Anne, Liz and Gerry, Agnes and Lloyd, John and Chris, Corry and Rance, and his many nieces and nephews in Holland and Canada.  Case loved farming for many years in Middlesex Centre and owned and operated the Fox Golf Club for over 20 years.  The family is grateful for the kind care given to Case by the 4th floor at University Hospital and at home by Dr. Leger, the VON, and St. Elizabeth Health Care.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, April 13th  from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Saturday, April 14, 2018  at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the Lung Association 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

CLARKE: Brian James of Exeter

Posted by on April 10, 2018

On April 9, 2018, Brian James Clarke, age 58, passed away peacefully and quietly, as was his nature, at home where he most loved to be if he wasn’t working, curling or being with his family and friends. Loved husband and partner in life of Barb Down, Dad of the “J-Clarke” girls, Justine, Janelle, Jillian and Jaimee. Father-in-law of Shayne. Grandpa of Cohen, Bria, and Sawyer. Brother and Brother-in-law of Brent and Lori, Lynn and Joe, Patti and John, Cyndi and Brian, and Deb and Dave. Dear son of Betty and Art Clarke, and son-in-law of Bob Down. Predeceased by preemies Brian Down-Clarke, Hudson Lloyd Mudge, and his mother-in-law Pat Down.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Private family funeral service will be held on Friday. Cremation with interment, Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Brain Tumour Foundation, South Huron Hospital Foundation-Jessica’s House, or South Huron Community Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

SLADE: Arthur Shenstone of Hensall

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018 with his family at his side, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter in his 92nd year. Loving husband of the late Florence (Luther) Slade. Art or “Shen” as he was known to his family is survived by his children, Cindy (Sid) and Jeff, Glenn and Gia, and  Jacqui; grandchildren Jamie, Ben and Camille, Mandi and Marty, Tylar and Shauna, and his two favourite little girls, great-granddaughters Lexie and Cali.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Howard and Carol, Nath and Sybille, Mel and Clayton, Georgie and Bill, Ella, Anne and Tom, Renee and Michael, and sisters-in-law Joyce, Shirley, Elaine and Betty. Shen is predeceased by his eldest brother John, and brothers-in-law Ivany, John, Bill and Eric. He is also lovingly remembered his many nieces and nephews, especially Rick and Carol, Sue and Jim, and Don and Helen and by close friends Shirley Hargreaves, Rhonda and Bill Collins, Ken Knight and all his friends at Queensway.

Shen’s family are eternally grateful for the wonderful care and attention he received from Dr. Nicola McLean, Dr. Peter Blake, the loving staff at Queensway Retirement Home and the wonderful staff at South Huron Hospital, especially the amazing nurses for their respectful, attentive care and compassion in his final days.

At Shen’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral. However, a celebration of life for family and friends will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation- Jessica’s House are gratefully appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MacDONALD: Tanner John

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Passed away at Huron Perth Health Care Alliance, Stratford on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Loving and cherished son of Jaclyn Matheson and Travis MacDonald. Adored brother of Mackenzie, Jack, and Zackary. Loving grandson of Dave and Debbie Matheson, Bill and Eileen Mawson, and Dennis MacDonald. Loving great-grandson of John and Audrey Hake, Corry Price, and Dennis and Louise MacDonald. Loving nephew of Sarah Matheson, Tylor MacDonald, Jennifer MacDonald, Emma Haskett, and Gaige Mawson.

Cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

HARVEY: Jane Marilyn (Somerville) of Exeter

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, Jane passed away in her 77th year with family by her side. Beloved wife of Jack Harvey for 56 years. Loving mother of Cheryl & Erich Freiter of Dashwood. Cherished grandma of Byron Freiter of CFB Comox, B.C. & Shara Johnson of Victoria, and Katelyn Freiter & Mike McClure of Seaforth. Jane will be surely missed by her furry best friend Ruby. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Joan & Ken Campbell of Seaforth, Lois Ann & Maurice Wathke of Kitchener, and Linda & Eric Ross of London.

Also missed by Bob & Debbie Harvey of Guelph, and Bill & Marlene Harvey of Kitchener.

Jane will be missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Archie (1997) and Cora (2005) Somerville, and her niece Kim Campbell (2005).

After graduating from Seaforth District High School in 1959, at the age of 17, she and her cousin Barb left Seaforth to begin her 38 year nursing career in Exeter. After a short 3 month retirement rest, she found a need to continue her passion by helping others through Town and Country home care services, which later amalgamated and became known as One Care. She worked with One Care until March 1, 2018, having a 21 year career in personal home care. Jane’s greatest enjoyments were family gatherings, engaging and socializing at the cottage in Bayfield, or at the Freiter Farm in Dashwood.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Friday from 4-7 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 11 AM. Cremation with interment, Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation, One Care, or The Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

SNIDER: W. Glenn formerly of Zurich, Lucan and Grand Bend

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Passed away at Seaforth Community Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in his 73rd year. Dear father of Stephen and Angela Snider, and Shelley and Andrew Wood all of Lucan. Dear grandfather of Lauren, Victoria; Avery, and Rhys. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Paul and Ellen Snider of Ingersoll, and Valerie Flood of Stratford. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Ruth Snider, and a brother-in-law Jim Flood.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday, April 11th from 10-11 AM, where the service will be held at 11 AM. Cremation with interment, Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Huron Perth ACT Team or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

KEETON: Rosina Lilian (Staples) of Exeter and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on April 5, 2018

Peacefully at South Huron Hospital on Thursday, April 5, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Hamilton in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Roy Charles Keeton (1985).  Dear mother of David and Deborah Hunt of Exeter, and Debra and Frank Rappazzo of Hamilton.  Loving grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 12.   Predeceased by her parents Annie and Harry Staples.

A Celebration of Rosina’s life will be held at the R.C.L. – R.E. Pooley – Branch #167 (Exeter Legion), 316 William Street, Exeter on Saturday, April 14th  from 1-4 PM. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation.  

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Hamilton, London, Ontario

HODGINS: Vincent Oscar formerly of Denfield

Posted by on April 4, 2018

At Parkwood Hospital, London Tuesday, April 3, 2018 formerly of Denfield in his 95th year. Devoted husband of the late Lillian (Hossack) Hodgins (1997). Dear father of J. Weldon and Gabriele Hodgins of London and Susan and Glenn Rollings of Lucan. Adored grandfather of Jeff and Diana Rollings and Laura and Corey Bilcke. Great-grandfather of Sara, Gavin, Chase and Claire. Dear brother of Gwen Grose of Lucan and Genevieve Worrall of Denfield and brother-in-law of Gloria Hodgins and friend Andy Van Geel of Lucan. Predeceased by his brothers Hamilton, Austin and Lawrence. Vince was a WWII Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and an avid harness racing enthusiast for decades and actively participated into his 90’s.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday from 4-8 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 AM with The Rev. Matthew Martin officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery.  Donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lucan or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded online through www.haskettfh.com

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Filed Under: London

BAILEY: Colin Haywood Lee of Melrose

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Stewart) Bailey (2003). Loving father of Karen and Marty Van Praet of Lucan, and Jeff Bailey and Mike Scott of London. Dear grandfather of Bailey and Karen, and Brooke. Loving great-grandfather of Colton. Dear brother of Carlton Bailey of Ilderton. Colin is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers William, Henry, Harold, and Robert Bailey.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday from 7-9 PM, where funeral service will be held on Friday, April 6th at 11AM with Rev. Mark Bellamy officiating. Interment Ivan Cemetery.

Donations to Vanneck United Church or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

STARK: Therese (Bedard) of Zurich

Posted by on April 3, 2018

Peacefully at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich on Monday, April 2, 2018 in her 92nd year. Dear mother of Stephen and Marsha of London, Thomas Stark of Goderich, Timothy Stark of West Lorne and Carolyn Stark of Windsor. Loving grandmother of Cynthia and Mike, Jennifer and Pat, Tony, Amanda, Brian, Mark and Jeff. Therese will be sadly missed by Mya, Max, Noah and all of her extended family including sisters-in-law Teresa Bedard of London and Vera Bedard of Windsor. Predeceased by her son David (2012), sisters Sister Marie Pierre Bedard, Bernadette Denomme and Rose Marie Regier, brothers Clarence, George, Leandre and Stan Bedard, sister-in-law Olivia Bedard and brothers-in-law John Denomme and Lee Regier. With Therese being a long term resident at Bluewater Rest Home her family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff for the kindness and compassionate care she received.

Friends may call at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary St, Zurich on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 10:00 – 10:45 AM where the Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM with Fr. Matthew George, Presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Bluewater Rest Home (Resident’s Council) would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: London

GIBSON: Bruce of Exeter and formerly of London

Posted by on April 3, 2018
Released from his struggles with dementia, Bruce slipped away peacefully in his 93rd year.  Son of Heber and Esther Gibson, caring husband for over 70 years of Audrey (Aikenhead).  Proud father to Barbara, Sandra (Bob), Jo Ann, and Jim (Debbie).  Grandfather of seven, Great-Grandfather of six.  Predeceased by his sisters Fran, Jean and Betty and brother Chuck.
Bruce was an employee of London Life for over 30 years, where he made many friends through golf, bowling and tennis.  He was a life-long active member of Dundas St. Centre United Church, where among many activities, he sang in the choir for over fifty years.  He was also a member of the Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus for more than 25 years.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Many thanks to all the staff at the Exeter Villa for their care and compassion to both Audrey and Bruce.
In honour of Bruce, donations to Dundas St Centre United Church organ fund or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MacGregor: Muriel Jane (Racho) of Seaforth

Posted by on April 2, 2018

April 2, 1929 – March 30, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Seaforth Manor Nursing Home, with family by her side on Friday, March 30, 2018, in her 89th year. Born in Stratford, Ontario, to the late William “Jim” and Mary (Brodhagen) Racho. Beloved wife of the late Wilmer Lyon MacGregor who predeceased her in July 1996. Dear sister of Joan Eaton of Egmondville. Loving sister-in-law of Catherine Racho, Gloria Racho, and Gerald Moir. Fondly remembered by her niece Wendy Muriel (Chessell) Anderson and cousin Carol (Racho) Hey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Joyce Chessell (George), and Blanche Moir, and brothers Herman (Marie), Stan, and Jim Racho, brothers-in-law Bruce (Jean), and Ronald MacGregor (Mildred), and sisters-in-law Eula Mellick (Gladwyn), and Kathleen McClinchey.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (one street west of Main) on Wednesday, April 4th from 1:30 – 2:15 PM, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM with Rev. Laurie O’Leary officiating. Interment Bayfield Cemetery.

Donations to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

FINKBEINER: Irene Mary (Gower) (Stewart) of RR#2 Crediton

Posted by on April 2, 2018

Peacefully, at the Exeter Villa on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, Irene Mary (Gower) (Stewart) Finkbeiner of RR #2 Crediton in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late Allan Finkbeiner (2008) and the late Elmer Stewart (1944). Dear mother of Ellis and Erlene Stewart of Exeter, Judy and Barry Johnson of Exeter, Doug and Darlene Finkbeiner of Crediton, Rodger and Charlene Finkbeiner of Dashwood and Stephen and Theresa Finkbeiner of Crediton.  Loving grandmother of Kim, Brad, and Brian; Shawn, Carrie-Lynne, Michelle; Daniel, Jason, Lee and Blair; Megan, Justin, Dillon and Ashley.  Great-grandmother of 18 and great-great-grandmother of 5.  Predeceased by her parents Caroline (Pfaff) and Daniel Gower; sisters Rosalie, Lola and Eleanor, brothers Leonard, Stanley, Ernest, Norman, Gordon, Erwin, Keith and Melvin and grandson Jeff Finkbeiner of Crediton (2002). She leaves a legacy of strength, inspiration during life’s trials and grace and dignity in challenges, humour, and much love.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Wednesday, April 4th from 9:30 – 10:30 AM where the funeral service will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Laurie O’Leary officiating.   As per Irene’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private interment will be held in Crediton Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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

VAN STRIEN: Pieter Joris of Ilderton, formerly of Strathroy and Appin

Posted by on March 31, 2018

Gone to be with his Lord and Saviour, Pieter passed away peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on March 29, 2018 in his 99th year. Loving husband of the late Janet (VanderHam) Van Strien (February, 2018). Loving father of the late Janice (1997) and Brian Head of British Columbia, Diana and Paul Pogue of London, James and Laurie Van Strien of Woodstock, Mary-Jo Van Strien and John Calder of London. Adored Opa of Brianne (Robert), Mark (Kaila), and Janessa; Dayna (Eric), Stephanie (Kevin), and Jordan; Peter, Matthew, Lindi (Russel), and Nathan; Briggham, and Petra. Loving great-Opa of Zoey, Ruby, Eleanor, Annelise, Evelyn, Georgia, and Levi. Dear brother of Jacobus and Andrea Van Strien of Holland. Predeceased by brothers Joris, and Cornelius Van Strien, and his sister Marie Van Strien. Pieter was born in Dirkslands, Netherland in 1919 and came to Canada in the early 1950’s. In 1956, he and Janet moved to Appin, where they spent many years working hard on the farm and raising their family. Pieter also worked at Hollandia Bakery for 15 years. He then spent many peaceful retired years in Strathroy and Ilderton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Whynot and the staff at Craigwiel Gardens for their care and compassion for both Pieter and Janet.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at Community Bible Church, Ilderton, 100 Meadowcreek Drive on Wednesday, April 4th at 11 AM with visitation from 10-10:45 AM, with Pastor Andrew Hall officiating. Interment Littlewood Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.

Donations to Community Bible Church, Ilderton, would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

PRESZCATOR: Danny Lavern of Toronto, formerly of Exeter

Posted by on March 29, 2018

1961-2018

Dan passed away peacefully following a valiant struggle against an auto immune disorder at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in his 57th year. Dan was predeceased by his parents Harold and Alma Preszcator. Loved younger brother of Penny Preszcator of London, and Randy and Brenda Preszcator of St. Mary’s. Proud uncle of Jeff and Kristine Preszcator and family of Vienna, Joel Preszcator of Vancouver, B.C., and Rebecca and David Maidment and family of London. Dan’s greatest passion was music, he was a member of the group UIC.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter for visitation on Monday, April 2nd from 2-4 PM. Cremation with interment, Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation-Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Toronto

KNEE: Percy Wilfred of Centralia

Posted by on March 27, 2018

As his wish, Percy passed away at home with his family by his side on Monday, March 26, 2018 in his 83rd year. He has gone to rest with his beloved wife Violet Knee (Reid) (2006). Loved father and father-in-law of Sharon and Larry Gibson, Darlene and Bill Van Bergen, the late Perry Knee (2010) and Nina, Wallace Knee and Honey-Lynn. Proud Poppy of Peter and Michelle, Tina and Christian, Jeremy and Sherri, Jeffery and Rebekah, Crystal and Ian, Ryan and Jenn, Justin and Rio, Jessica, and Jacklyn. Much loved great-Poppy of Merrick, Madelaine, Zoee, Porter, Harper, Pari, and Jessica. Predeceased by brother Seymour and Lillian Knee. Percy will be missed by all of his brother and sister-in-laws of Newfoundland, his lifetime friends Bill and Irene Noftall, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Nurse Laura for being his nurse until the end, you are such a special person.

At Percy’s request, cremation has taken place with private family arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation-Jessica’s 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, Ontario

CLARKE: Renske “Rennie” (Brand) (Wynja) of London

Posted by on March 27, 2018

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital, London on March 22, 2018 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Larry Clarke of London. Loving mother of Brenda (Dave) Erb of Dashwood, Karen Brand of London, Pauline (Ed) Monden of Brodhagen, Irene (Morris) Van De Walle of St. Marys, Mona(Graham) Hennigar of Nova Scotia, Brian (Jen) Brand of St. Marys, and Julia (Darrin) Reid of Nova Scotia. Step-mother of Randy (Kim) Clarke of Montreal, Rob (Helen) Clarke of Brantford, and Kevin (Beverly) Clarke of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister in-law of John Veninga, Reino (Gerrit) Wilts, Sue Ann (Wayne) Van Oostveen, Ettie (Greg) Ramsay, Pat (Peter) Pryde, Marion McKenzie, Sandra (Darrel) Scase, Corrie (Martin) Fischer, Hans (Nancy) Brand, Bert (Renie) Brand, Jim (Theresa) Brand, Art Brand, Tina Brand and families. Predeceased by her husband Simon Brand (1981), her parents Gerben and Anna Wynja, her sister Hessie Veninga, sisters in-law Sheila Clarke and Betty Brand, and brothers in-law Jim McKenzie, Robert and Henk Brand.

As per Rennie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honour to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Peacefully, with family by her side at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Monday, March 26, 2018 of Ilderton and formerly of RR1 Denfield in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late A. Murray McRae (2011) for 62 years.  Dear mother of Doug and Brenda McRae of Port Dover, Ron and Linda McRae of Denfield, Marjorie and Paul Johnson of London, Barbara and Larry McGill of Glencoe, the late Mary Beth (2007) and Bill Thomas of Coldstream, and Laurie and Brent Fowles of Ilderton.  Dear grandmother of 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Audrey Gillespie of Cambridge and Kay McRae of Ayr.  Predeceased by brothers Norman (Infant) and Wallace and his wife  Peggy Knapp, brother-in-law Jack Gillespie, brother-in-law Ian McRae, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jessie and Charlie Mackie.    Also missed by her nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Country Terrace for their care and compassion.  Dorothy was proud to be one of a handful of women that graduated from the University of Guelph – Ontario Agriculture College in 1949.  She was a long time member of the Vanneck United Church UCW and lifetime supporter of the Ilderton Fair.

Friends may call at the Vanneck United Church, 22651 Vanneck Road, Ilderton on Saturday, March 31st from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm where the funeral service will be held at 1pm with Rev. Mark Bellamy officiating. Interment Telfer Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to Vanneck United Church or Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Filed Under: London

McKENZIE: Laureen Helen (Kinzie) of St.Thomas and formerly of Lucan and Preston

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Peacefully at her home in St. Thomas on Saturday, March 24, 2018, formerly of Lucan and Preston in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Gary McKenzie (2002) for over 41 years. Loving mother of Laura and Brad Summers of St. Thomas, and Lisa McKenzie of St. Thomas. Dear twin sister and sister-in-law of Larry and Carol Kinzie of Preston. Predeceased by an infant brother Glenn, brother Gordon (Isabel) Kinzie, and sister Marjorie (Don) Black. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and many friends.  Thank you to Dr. Walter Lock and Pat Campbell for their care and compassion.  Heartfelt thanks to her nurses especially to Angela (her angel), Linda, Jenn, and Alicia from Care Partners and her PSW’s.  Gary and Laureen made their home in Lucan for over 38 years.  She drove school bus for over 29 years out of Medway High School.  Laureen was the driving force in her family.  She instilled in them the value of making sure their actions in life would make the family proud and to always be kind and generous.  We are going to miss her very much, especially her laugh.  We picture her arriving in Heaven greeting our dad and telling him “his vacation is over” and that he needs to “get out of his lawn chair and get to work”.  His response to her will be “Laureen behave yourself”.

Cremation with a private family interment in Kinzie-Bean Cemetery, Doon. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211).

Donations to the Lucan Public Library would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HAMMOND: Diana Maxine of London

Posted by on March 19, 2018

Peacefully at her home on Friday, March 16, 2018 of London in her 68th year.  Loving mother of Gregory Buragina of London, Melissa and Michael Matthews of Arva, and Anne and Nathan Radley of London.  Cherished grandmother of Chali, and Maude; Lucy and Oliver and baby Matthews (June 2018).  Dearest friend to Charlie Cassar.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Peter and Pat Hammond of London, Dan and Cathy Hammond of Sudbury, Gord and Ruth Hammond of Simpsons Corner, Nova Scotia, Shelley Smith of Edmonton,Alberta, Beth and Steve Johnstone of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, and Bryan and Janet Hammond of Courtenay, British Columbia. Predeceased by a sister Donna Hammond in 1952. Diana will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and her many family and  friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Windermere Manor (200 Collip Circle, London) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 1-4 pm with a short service to commence at 2 pm.  Grand Hall Entrance, complimentary parking available.  Haskett Funeral Homes, Lucan entrusted with arrangements.

Donations in Diana’s honor can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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SMITH: Geraldine (Prout) of Zurich and formerly of Exeter

Posted by on March 15, 2018

Peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on March 15, 2018, Geraldine Ruth Smith passed away in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late William Smith (2004).  Devoted mother of the late Virginia Smith (2009), Jayne and Brian McCann of Mt. Carmel and Robert and Wendy Smith of Kelowna B.C.  Proud grandmother, treasured by Skye and Erin; Blair, Melanie, Lisa, Josie.  Great-grandmother of 6 grandchildren.  Dear sister of Jim Prout and sister-in-law of Anne Prout, Marg Prout, Eva May Prout, June Moore, Bonnie and Ed Saska, and Sherrie Broderick.  Predeceased by brothers, Charles Jr., Robert, Glen, Gerald (twin), Ted, and Jack, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Olga Prout, Dorothy Prout, Marie Prout, Murray Moore, Gord and Helen Smith, Wanda and Ron Hedden, and Ron Broderick. Geraldine was born and raised in Usborne Township and forever cherished her memories of farm life with her parents and 7 brothers.  She enjoyed her career years working in the automotive industry, first with Larry Snider Motors and then Eric Campbell Motors.  Upon retiring, Geraldine took great joy being part of her family’s adventures.

Cremation has taken place and there will be private family arrangements at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements. 

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Blue Water Rest Home for the excellent care and compassion extended to Geraldine. Those wishing to make a donation on Geraldine’s behalf are asked to consider donating to the charitable non-profit organization Blue Water Rest Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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