DIEBEL, Laureen (Oesch) of Hensall, formerly of Exeter and Dashwood, in her 93rd year

Posted by on August 20, 2018

DIEBEL: Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Sunday, August 19, 2018, Laureen (Oesch) Diebel, of Hensall, formerly of Exeter and Dashwood, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of (the late) Clarence “Barney” Diebel (2003). Loved sister of Vera Guenther. She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents David and Veronica “Fanny” (Gascho) Oesch, siblings Violet (Alvin) Rader, Vernon (Madge) Oesch, Carl (Miriam) Oesch and brother-in-law Lloyd Guenther.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation commencing Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 12p.m. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to The Huron County Food Bank or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

HENDRICK, Peter Elgin of Grand Bend, formerly of Bluewater Highway, RR 1, Dashwood, age 63

Posted by on August 20, 2018

 HENDRICK: Peacefully, at Jessica’s House, Exeter on Friday, August 17, 2018, Peter Elgin Hendrick, of Grand Bend, formerly of Bluewater Highway, RR 1, Dashwood, age 63. Beloved husband of Zarito “Charie” (Rosana) Hendrick. Peter will be missed by his jack russell General Patton. Dear brother and brother-in-law Kim and Ken Pinder of Exeter, Victorino, Zenaida, Lolita, Marcelino, Luz, Gloria, Imelda, Domingo and Rogelio Rosana all of the Philippines. Cherished uncle of Kristy and Matt Day, Karly and Matt Dietrich, Kelsey and Mike MacLean, the Rosana’s and their families.   Peter will be fondly remembered by Charie’s cousins Vilma and Kate Rosana of Hamilton. Predeceased by his parents Elgin and Pat (Mitchell) Hendrick, father-in-law and mother-in-law Pedro and Feliza Rosana. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place, Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Pastor Norman Barlow Officiating. Peter’s strong faith was evident in his life and his favourite verse was Psalm 23. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GREB, Melvin Lloyd of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 94

Posted by on August 8, 2018

GREB: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Melvin Lloyd Greb of Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 94. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Ruth Elizabeth (Keller) Greb (2014). Loved father and father-in-law of Pauline and Wayne Morris of Kitchener, Paul Edward and Mary Ellen Greb of Tillsonburg, Ellen Green and Dave of Exeter. Cherished grandpa of Sabrina (Jeff), Aaron (Krystle), Hillary (Dane), Bridget (Noah), Paul (Leah), John, Lindsey (Wayne), Shannon and Jared and great-grandpa of Johnny, Lillian, Noah, Michael, Charllotte, Claire, Jonah, Allan, Ruth, Everett, Roman and Zachary. Dear brother-in-law of Dana Greb-Lyne, Keith Keller, Elgin (Mabel) Keller, Gloria Learn, Karl (Marg) Keller, Earl (Kathyrn) Keller, Marlene (Roland) Gibson, Murray (Pat) Keller, Roger (Barb) Keller, George (Elaine) Keller, Shirley Keller, Bev (Norma) Lindenfield. Predeceased by his parents John and Amy (Otterbein) Greb, brothers Wesley, Ervin, Leonard, Edward, Harry, and Gordon, sisters Lily and Lucy, brothers-in-law Ken Keller and Max Learn, sisters-in-law Margery Lindenfield and Joyce Keller. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

FARRINGTON, Roger of Grand Bend, age 79

Posted by on August 8, 2018

FARRINGTON: Suddenly, at his residence, on Sunday, August 5, 2018, Roger Farrington, of Grand Bend, age 79. Loved father of Jeff Farrington of Canmore, AB and Kevin Farrington of Penticton, B.C. Cherished grandpa of Rain Farrington and Cullan Farrington both of Victoria, B.C. Also survived by his former wife, Eleanor Freeman, Penticton, B.C.  Dear brother of Shirley Farrington, David Farrington and Michael Farrington all of England. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Lillias (Ellis) Farrington and brother Bill Farrington. At Roger’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Roger’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498, Grand Bend on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Roger was one of the founding members of MG Mold Company, Grand Bend. He started his Tool and Die apprenticeship in England at 16.  Starting his own Tool and Die shop in Grand Bend in the early 70’s becoming a Master at his trade and was renowned for his capabilities. He served several years as a volunteer firefighter. His love was his work but his passion was motorcycles and raced motocross for several decades. He was a man who kept to himself but had a big heart and enjoyed the company of others. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PENNEY, Derek George of Grand Bend, formerly of Toronto, age 84

Posted by on August 8, 2018

He Could Not Have Planned It Better!

“LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT’S YOUR LAST.” DGP 1933-2018

 

July 29th, 2018 was a perfect summer evening on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron in Grand Bend, Ontario. Having enjoyed a glorious afternoon spent reading, DEREK GEORGE PENNEY put down his latest book to embrace the idyllic and majestic view and took in his final breaths of “La Mer Douce” – the fresh water sea he so loved. From the horizon, a sudden blissful wave of tranquility enveloped him and gently carried him away. “Bon Voyage DGP!”

 

Born in Southampton, England in 1933 to Olive Georgina (Downing) and George Arthur Penney, Derek’s love and respect for the sea came by way of his father who served in the British Merchant Navy and his many uncles who worked the Southampton Shipyards. In 1951, following the death of his parents, Derek immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his Aunt and Uncle, Yvonne Frances (Downing) and James Murray (AVRO Canada), both predeceased. He went on to establish a long and rewarding career at NACAN Products Limited, a company whose steadfast and principled values contributed to much of his personal and professional success.

 

In retirement, notwithstanding his fanatical love of sports – especially NFL, Derek indulged his passion for reading, deepening his vast knowledge and keen interest in history, politics, science and math. He would remark that the most valuable trait his parents ever encouraged in him was curiosity – “the key to life”.

 

A true gentleman and a man of solid integrity and undiminished humor and wit, Derek will be lovingly/dearly/fondly remembered by his close-knit family: Wife, Jo Penney; Cousins, Colin (Susan) Murray; In-laws: Mother, Jenny (Terlegan) Pauk; Brothers, Alex (Alexina Louie) Pauk, Jim (Cathryn Dajka) Pauk, Ron (Ann Marie Paixao) Pauk; Nieces, Jasmine and Jade Pauk. Derek was predeceased by his Father-in-law, Alex Pauk, Sr and Sister-in-law, Donna Pauk.

 

Derek has requested final cremation. Honoring his life-time love of animals, memorial donations to the Toronto Humane Society. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Toronto

WALES, Jeannette Frances (Schenk) (Lippert) of Exeter, age 82

Posted by on July 19, 2018

 

WALES:  Peacefully, but unexpectedly at L.H.S.C. – University Hospital, London, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Jeannette Frances (Schenk) (Lippert) Wales of Exeter, age 82.  Beloved wife of the late George Edward “Ted” Wales (2006). Loved mother of Lynda Heywood, Lisa Lippert both of Exeter, the late Larry Lippert (2017) and mother-in-law of Nancy Richards of Iron Bridge.  Cherished grandma of Jaymee Heywood, Ali Heywood, Amanda McVeeney, Mike McVeeney, Steven McVeeney, Sam Richards and Alex Richards,.  Cherished great-grandma of many great-grandchildren. Remembered by Ernie and Laurie Wales, Patti Wales, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Hugo Charles and Marion Christina (Dowdell) Schenk, brother Edward Allen Schenk. Jeannette will be remembered for her kindness and giving nature through her many volunteer years within her community through various organizations and charities.  At Jeannette’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation from 12 to 2 p.m. followed by the Service on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  Interment Crediton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie

SANDERS, Bernadette “Bernie” Jean (McKnight) of London, formerly of Grand Bend, Winnipeg, Guelph, and Windsor, age 78

Posted by on July 19, 2018

SANDERS: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, Parkwood Hospital, London on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, surrounded by her family, Bernadette “Bernie” Jean (McKnight) Sanders, of London, formerly of Grand Bend, Winnipeg, Guelph, and Windsor, age 78. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Charles Sanders (2007). Loved mother of Bob and Lisa Sanders of Shallow Lake, Ontario, Greg and Cindy Sanders, Liana Sanders all of London, Brian Sanders and his wife Dr. Lisa Yang of Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Loving Nana of Branden, Caitlin (Robin), Sam, TJ, Marli, Madeleine, Alexis and Jasmine. She will be dearly missed by the McKnight and Sanders families. Predeceased by her parents William and Maude (Ridley) McKnight. Bernie/Mom/Nana will be most remembered for her extraordinary love of family, her special place for friends, and good times spent with all over cups of tea (and glasses of wine). At Bernie’s request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Ontario, Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Presiding will be Bernie’s brother, Randy McKnight. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, Windsor on Sunday, July 22 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or L.H.S.C., Parkwood Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Guelph, London, Windsor, Winnipeg

DALLAS, Rene Elizabeth (Whitney) of Dutton formerly of Sarnia, age 70

Posted by on July 13, 2018

DALLAS: Surrounded by the love of her friends and family, at Bobier Villa, Dutton, on Thursday, July 12, 2018, Rene Elizabeth (Whitney) Dallas of Dutton, formerly of Sarnia, age 70 passed away peacefully. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Samuel Dallas (1988). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Beth Preszcator and Charlie Cooper of Wallacetown, Sheila and Gord Hamilton of Exeter, the late Nicole Dallas (1988) and Brian Dallas of London. Cherished grandma and great-grandma. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elaine and George Ducharme of RR 1, Dashwood, Heather Whitney of Grand Bend, Marilyn Diaz and Neil Moore of Brampton, Joan and Eric Wareham of London. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. She will be remembered fondly by the customers of Rene’s Bakery and her dear friends Lenny, Alex and Gord. Predeceased by her parents Mark Willard and Mildred Shirley (Jones) Whitney and brother Halley Whitney. At Rene’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends and Family are invited to a Graveside Interment Service to be held at the Exeter Cemetery, on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Sarnia District Humane Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Toronto

COOPER, Glenn Leroy of Hensall, formerly of Huron Park, age 66

Posted by on July 12, 2018

 

COOPER:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Glenn Leroy Cooper of Hensall, formerly of Huron Park, age 66.  Beloved husband of Elaine Ann (South) (Hodgins) Cooper.  Loved father and father-in-law of Tracy and Jim Harley of London, the late Shawn Cooper (2001) and his fiancée Tabatha Farrell of Goderich, Troy and Carla Cooper of Exeter, Karol and Darrin Boyd and Morgan Duke all of London.  Cherished grandpa of Sean McQuiggan, Arik McQuiggan, Joshua McQuiggan, Zachary Kemps, Brandon Cooper and Becca Brady, Justice Cooper and Ava Cooper.  Treasured great-grandpa of Shawn Cooper.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gerald Cooper of Underwood, Eileen and Dennis Plyley of London, Ross and Shirley Cooper of Ingersoll and Christine South of England.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Hubert Morley and Bernice (Carrick) Cooper, brother Frank Cooper and sisters-in-law Jean Cooper and Lynette Cooper, Elaine’s son Kaine Hodgins (1973).  A Funeral Service for Glenn will be held at the Hensall United Church, on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Rev. David Carrothers Officiating.  Cremation to follow with Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, London.  Glenn was a long time employee of Exeter Machine/Gnutti, Huron Park.  He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 468, Hensall.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to South Huron Hospital Foundation or the London Health Sciences Centre – Oncology Department would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: London

MURRAY, Ronald Claude of Ailsa Craig, formerly of Forest and Thedford, age 85

Posted by on July 7, 2018

MURRAY: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, Ronald “Ron” Claude Murray, of Ailsa Craig, formerly of Forest and Thedford, age 85. Beloved husband of Donna Leah (Wilde) Murray. Loved father and father-in-law of Cindy Murray of Parkhill, Robin and Bill Main of Ottawa. Cherished grandpa of Nadine, Aimee and Joseph. Treasured and missed by his great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marlene and Derek Hardy of London, Nola Murray of Wiarton. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Alec Donald and Agnes Jeanette (Stewardson) Murray, daughter Kim (1987), sons Chandler (1996) and Joey (2011), brothers Doug and Keith (Janet), sister Jacqueline Austin (Bud). Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Murray Shawnoo officiating. Ron was one of the original staff members of the Pinery Provincial Park when it opened in 1957 and worked there throughout his career, he also was a veteran and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176, Forest. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ottawa

TETREAU, Donald Earl of London, age 89

Posted by on July 7, 2018

TETREAU: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware, Donald “Don” Earl Tetreau, formerly of London, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Audrey May (Bestard) Tetreau of London. Loved father and father-in-law of Barry Tetreau (Buffy), Janice and Stephen Bogart, Sharon Munro, the late Richard Tetreau (infancy), Jeffrey Tetreau and Leigh-Ann Garrell, Gregory Tetreau (Sue) all of London. Cherished grandpa of Tara Tetreau, Ryan Tetreau, Shad and Shanda Bogart, Seth and Sharon Bogart, Jasmine Tetreau and Mark, Jayde and Tyler Weatherall, Joshua Tetreau and girlfriend Brittany, Justin Tetreau (Desire). Treasured great-grandpa of 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Ila Paton and Doris Bestard. Predeceased by his parents Ira and Myrtle (Neeb) Tetreau, sisters Dorothy (Robert) Edmonds, Mona (Kenneth) Kraft, brothers-in-law Erwin Bestard, Jack Paton, sister-in-law Orva (Rev. Willis) Patton. At Don’s request, no formal services will be held. Private family interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Don was the longtime owner and operator of the Lambeth Service Centre. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

BRAGG, Grace Eileen (Crandell) of Grand Bend, age 87

Posted by on July 7, 2018

BRAGG: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Friday, June 22, 2018, Grace Eileen (Crandell) Bragg of Grand Bend, age 87. Beloved wife of the late William Harold Bragg (1999). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jo-Anne and Larry McGee of Bradford and Suzanne Bragg of Huntington Beach, CA. Remembered by her step-son John and his wife Debra Bragg of Avon Park, FL. Cherished grandma of Patrick McGee and William Norwine. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Ellen Bragg of Grand Bend. Grace was the last surviving member of the Crandell family. Grace will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Charles Frederick and Ethel (Herron) Crandell, step-daughters Rebecca Bragg (2016) and Cathy Bragg (2014) and step-son-in-law Larry Barnsley (2011). At Grace’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford Officiated. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital – Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

ADAMS, Donald Leslie of Exeter, age 85

Posted by on July 7, 2018

ADAMS: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Donald “Don” Leslie Adams of Exeter, one week after his 85th birthday. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Liz” Jane (Collie) Adams (2012). Loved father and father-in-law of D. Brock (Dianne) of London, Mark of Nanaimo, BC, Clark (Lindsay) of Calgary, AB. Loved by his grandchildren Andrew, Dean (Shannon), Colin, Oscar, Zoe and Trixie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harvey and Alanna Adams of Exeter. Remembered by his special friend June Morenz, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Les and Marjorie (Morenz) Adams, infant sister Betty and sister Gloria. A private family service and Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. Pastor Ryan Jantzi Officiating. Family and friends are invited to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 167, Exeter, on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. to share memories and honour Don’s life. Don farmed in Hay Township for many years and was a 65 year member of the UA 593 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, London. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the Zurich Mennonite Church – Youth Fund would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Vancouver

LEE, Larry James of Grand Bend, formerly of Kitchener, age 72

Posted by on June 12, 2018

LEE: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at his residence on Sunday, June 10, 2018, Larry James Lee of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Kitchener, age 72. Beloved husband of Sharyn Rae “Sherry” (Sadler) Lee. Loved father of Chris Lee and his wife Maggie Millar of Kitchener. Cherished grandpa of Griffon and Alexandria “Alex”. Survived by his brother Wayne and Karen Lee of Guelph and brother-in-law Steve and Leslie Sadler of Ottawa. Larry will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents William and Hilda (Deveaux) Lee. At Larry’s request cremation has taken place. At this time no formal services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Staff of St. Elizabeth Health Care, the Doctors and Staff at the Grand Bend Medical Centre, the Drivers for Wheels of Hope and the many friends and neighbours for their care, compassion, help and encouragement through this difficult time. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Canadian Cancer Society or S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

DINNEY, Ceceilia Grace of Exeter, in her 36th year

Posted by on June 8, 2018

DINNEY: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ceceilia Grace Dinney of Exeter, in her 36th year. Much loved daughter of the late Thomas “Tom” Dinney (2017) and Sharon Bishop and her husband Robert Chadwick of Exeter. Dear sister of Tina (Jonathon Roulston) of Exeter. Cherished aunt of Tyler and Jasmine. Loved niece of Darrell and Brenda Dinney, Jason Dinney and fiancée Cynthia Visser, Barbara and Wayne Rawding, Julie and Vincent Belcourt, Laura and Chris Bailey, Tim and Eileen Bishop. Forever remembered by her Grandma Joyce and the Chadwick family. She will be missed by her friends at Community Living – South Huron and her feline companions Tink and Patches. Predeceased by her grandparents Robert and Sylvia (Desjardine) Dinney, Donald and Ceceilia (Mines) Bishop and her uncle Shawn Dinney. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment Crediton Cemetery, at a later date. Ceceilia was recently elected as the President of the ARC Advocates. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Little Hammy’s Cat Rescue (c/o Miriam Gardiner) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

CLARKE, Harold Gordon of Grand Bend, formerly of Scarborough and Curling, NFLD., age 69

Posted by on May 28, 2018

CLARKE: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded with the love of his family, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, Harold Gordon Clarke of Grand Bend, formerly of Scarborough and Curling, Nfld., age 69. Beloved life partner of Pearl (Benson) French. Dear father and father-in-law of Jeannette & Ian Howie of Halifax, NS., Linda & Wael Mohamed of Ottawa. Dear brother of Linda Smith of Moncton N.B., Yvonne & Doug Brown of Oshawa, Brenda & Gary Preston of Corner Brook, Nfld. and Howard & Norma Clarke of Angus. Lovingly remembered by Pearl’s family; Ron & Erica French of Millbrook, Dennis & Janet French of Sutton, Dianne & Alan Neil of Maderia Beach, Fl., Donna & Jim Ferron of Caledon, David & Catalina French of Millbrook, Wanda French of Pickering, Vivian & Bob Cavers of Dorchester, Cindy & Tom Hart of Lagoon City, Pearl & Derek Bess of Pickering. Loved and will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Gordon George & Mina Frances (Payne) Clarke, brother Harvey Clarke and brother-in-law Bruice Smith. A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Ont. Cremation, with Interment in the family plot at Mount Patricia Cemetery, Corner Brook, Nfld. at a later date. Harold was a long time employee of Pilkington Glass and in his retirement worked for the London Free Press, Can Gro, Exeter and Mac’s Milk, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. A special Thank You to Harold’s neighbour and good friend Jim and the caring Nurses and Staff at South Huron Hospital. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CLARK, Paulina (Kilbertus) of Grand Bend, age 82

Posted by on May 28, 2018

Paulina Clark

(nee Kilburtus)

23 April 1936 – 10 May 2018

We lost Paulina to effing cancer at the Exeter, Ontario, hospital. Her birthday was two weeks earlier and she was pleased about making it to 82. Last summer she received the terrible terminal diagnosis. She lived her final months in her beloved and idyllic home in Grand Bend, lovingly cared for by tag-teaming daughters, a revolving cast of family and friends, and wonderful professionals. The songbirds, card games, puzzles and Netflix helped, too.

Paulina made it to the finish line with dignity, pride, humour, trademark stubbornness, and a loving and generous heart as big as Lake Huron. She lived and died the way she wanted. Even on the worst final days she would find a smile, crack an impish grin, utter a funny profanity. She outlived by two years the love of her life, Len Ballantyne, got to see her three children flourish and marry, and watched her grandkids grow up. Late in life she found a new best friend, her neighbour Wendy Atmore.

She was born in Montreal to immigrant parents. Her father, Valentino Kilbertus, died when she was three; her mother Alma went back to work and placed her daughter in foster care. Paulina had an itinerant childhood, as her foster mother moved around the continent, with stops (and new schools for Paulina) in Halifax, Winnipeg, Michigan and Toronto. Paulina’s teenaged years found her in Ste. Rose, Quebec, where she met her first husband Richard Clark. After the divorce, she raised her kids as a single mom north of Montreal in Blainville, Quebec, and eventually moved to Ontario, where she met and fell in love with Len. They shared and stoked each other’s love for line dancing, Texas, cards, dominoes, every gadget known to mankind, and Lake Huron’s beautiful beaches. They threw many parties at their home in the Cove at Grand Bend, and were regulars at the Legion Branch 498.

Paulina was an avid gardener and creative crafter. She loved to dance, and boy, oh, boy, did she love to shop! With her loss, we have warned Wal-Mart, Giant Tiger and Publishing Clearing House to expect a drop in profits.

Paulina will be terribly missed by many: her daughter Lianne Clark and her husband Randy Hall, daughter Nancy Kay Clark and husband Doug Bennet, son Ron Clark and wife Michelle Johnson Clark, her adoring grandkids Nathan, Eliza, Raymond, Brianna, Mackenzie, and many neighbours and friends, especially Wendy Atmore and Mark Broughner.

There’s a new card shark in heaven.

Special thanks to Lambton County EMS and the team at South Huron Hospital. Donations may be made to the South Huron Hospital Foundation.

Visitation: Friday, May 18, 4 to 7 p.m.  Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 12 p.m. at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Dashwood Main Street, Dashwood. 

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Filed Under: Halifax, London, Montreal, Winnipeg

RAHN, Anna Mary (Horst) of Grand Bend, age 85

Posted by on May 8, 2018

 

RAHN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Anna Mary (Horst) Rahn of Grand Bend, age 85.  Beloved wife of Kenneth Albert Herbert Rahn.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Margaret Rahn of Minnesota, Nancy (Alan) Taylor of London, Gerry (Robyn) Rahn of Surrey, BC., Barbara (Bill) Rip of Lynden, Robert Rahn of Dunnville and Mike (Terri) Rahn of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Valerie (Justin), David, Leanne (Patrick), Tina (Nick), Brandon, Jenna, Allison (Windy), Amanda, Taylor (Ashley), Devin (Kristen), Brittany, Jay (Jenn), Matt, Brad and Stacie (Troy).  Treasured great-grandma of 18.  Fondly remembered by her brothers, sisters, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents George and Leah (Martin) Horst.  At Anna’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com  

 

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Filed Under: Hamilton, London, Vancouver

ALLISTER, Francis “Frank” Gordon of Grand Bend, age 78

Posted by on May 8, 2018

ALLISTER: Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, Francis “Frank” Gordon Allister of Grand Bend, age 78. Beloved husband of Carol Loreen (Gill) Allister. Loved father and father-in-law of Janet and Hank Arnold of Lucan, Kathy and Ed Thoonen of Ivan, Linda and Greg Meadows of Warren, MI. Cherished grandpa (papa) of Jessica and Hannah Arnold, Melissa, Madison and Allison Meadows. Dear brother-in-law of Susan Gill of Waterloo and Emerson and Betty Anne Gill of Grand Bend. Predeceased by his parents John and Eva (Gallienne) Allister, father and mother-in-law Willis and Loreen (Borland) Gill and brother-in-law Allan Gill. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ken Whiting Officiating. Cremation to follow with Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Frank’s favorite pastime was golfing, he was a past member of the Grand Bend Lions Club, coach of the former Grand Bend Mariners Hockey Team and enjoyed umpiring baseball in Grand Bend area for many years. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetic Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

RESTEMAYER, Dorothy Elleonora (Becker) of London, formerly of Dashwood, in her 101st year

Posted by on April 30, 2018

RESTEMAYER: Peacefully, at peopleCare Nursing Home, London on Monday, April 30, 2018, Dorothy Elleonora (Becker) Restemayer, formerly of Dashwood, in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Louis Restemayer (1991). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Jane and Eugene Kirk of London. Cherished grandma of Sandra Sinclair and Susan and Terry Marsland all of London. Treasured great-grandma of Sarah Sinclair and Murray Adam, Kaitlin Marsland and Justin Paxton, David Marsland. Dear sister-in-law of Helen Becker of New Hamburg. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents William and Clara (Eckstein) Becker, siblings Arnold and Lillian Becker, Gordon and Rose Becker, Greta and John Kerr, Loreen and Howard Fenton, Bertha Becker, Wally Becker, Ruth and Harold Kraft, Gladys and Fred Morlock. Resting at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 followed by the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Zion Lutheran Church or S.H.H.F – Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

REGIER, Bonnie Lea (Martelle) of Dashwood, age 66

Posted by on April 30, 2018

REGIER: Peacefully, at Mount Hope Nursing Home, London, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, Bonnie Lea (Martelle) Regier, of Dashwood, age 66. Beloved wife of Joseph “Joe” Robert Regier. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Travis and Jennifer Regier of Walkerton, Craig Regier and Jody Duncan of Birr. Cherished grandma of Jacob Regier, Alyssa Regier, Norah Regier, Mary Regier and Hannah Duncan. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Joe and Debbie Martelle of Nairn, Danny Martelle of Kettle Point, Paul and Kathy Regier of Kilworth, Sheila and Don Masse of Chatham, Mary and Joe Koricina of Exeter, Angela and Chuck Balazs of Brantford, Ann and Mike Croft of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Floyd and Ellen (Boyle) Martelle, sister Sue Nelson, sisters-in-law Joan Dietrich and Helene Regier, brothers-in-law Hubert Dietrich, Bill Regier, John Regier and Gerald Regier. At Bonnie’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, date and time to be announced. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Mount Hope Nursing Home for the compassion and exceptional care of Bonnie for all these years. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Owen Sound

CADIEUX, Katherine Lorraine (De Vecchi), of Grand Bend

Posted by on April 26, 2018

CADIEUX: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Katherine Lorraine (De Vecchi) Cadieux, of Grand Bend. Beloved wife and best friend for over 57 years of Ernest “Ernie” David Cadieux. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Diane and Robert Bexton of Grand Bend, Mike De Vecchi and Marlene Barr of London. Remembered by her nieces Kaleigh and Steve Clemens and their sons Luke and Kaleb of Grand Bend, Linda and Tom Daley of London, and other nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Alan and Isabel (Reeve) De Vecchi. At Lorraine’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

FAULKES, Roy William of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year

Posted by on April 20, 2018

FAULKES: Peacefully, with the love of his family surrounding him, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, Roy William Faulkes, of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Williams) Faulkes. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew Faulkes of Port Perry, daughter-in-law Muriel Faulkes, Kim Faulkes of Ottawa, Janice Faulkes of Oshawa, Craig and Kathy Faulkes of Bowmanville. Cherished grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean Dunican of Ireland. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents George and Margaret (Evans) Faulkes, sister Elizabeth Battrick, brothers-in-law Fred Battrick and John Dunican. At Roy’s request cremation has taken place and a Private Family graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Ottawa, Toronto, Woodstock

SMILY, Elizabeth Anne

Posted by on April 5, 2018

SMILY: Elizabeth Anne Smily, at South Huron Hospital, on Monday, April 2, 2018. Elizabeth leaves behind a loving brother, several nieces, a nephew, step children, a beloved daughter who lived with her and a grandson, Jonathan and his family. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 3:30 p.m. Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or 4 the Luv of Luna Cat Rescue would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

VINCENT, Carl “Carly” Walter of Grand Bend, age 86

Posted by on April 5, 2018

VINCENT: Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home, Delaware, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, Carl “Carly” Walter Vincent of Grand Bend, age 86. Beloved husband of the late Beulah Edith Beryl (Rowsome) Vincent (2004). Loved father of Carol Vincent of London. Cherished grandpa of Breanne and Ryan Bergie, Braydon Vincent and partner Jolene Beamish all of London. Treasured great-grandpa of Liam, Linkin and Lillian Bergie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Iola and Wayne Shaw of Grand Bend, Lourean Vincent of Huron Park and Carman Rowsome of Brockville. Carl will be forever remembered by his former son-in-law Francis Vincent (Elenor) of Dorchester, his special friend Marcy Walker of Grand Bend, and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Abraham and Hazel (Driscoll) Vincent, his brother Robert “Bobby” Vincent and his long time companion Ingeborg Gallant. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by the service at 12 p.m. Mr. Steve Stellingwerff Officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. Carl was a long time associate of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 498, Grand Bend.   If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

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