ROWCLIFFE, H. Doreen (Elliott) of Hensall, age 85

Posted by on January 18, 2017

ROWCLIFFE:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, H. Doreen (Elliott) Rowcliffe, of Hensall, age 85.  Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Douglas Rowcliffe (2005).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late John Rowcliffe (2006), Patricia “Pat” Campbell of Hensall, Wayne Campbell of Hensall, the late David (2011) and Kelly (2011) Rowcliffe.  Cherished nana of Christopher, Ashley and Mark, Ryan, Tara and John, Erin and Ben, Matt and Robin, Tim and Kristen, Paige, Bridget.  Treasured great-nana of Preston, Peyton, Austin, Lauren, Drew, Ryan, Sloan, Jack, Macie.  Dear sister-in-law of Sandy Elliott, Peggy and Geoff Craven, Ronnie and Annette Rowcliffe.   Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents George and Medie Elliott, brother Barry Elliott.  At Doreen’s request a private graveside service will be held at Hensall Union Cemetery.  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, Hensall United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

GEISEL, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GEISEL: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) Geisel of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Edward “Ted” Harry Geisel (May 2014). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Fred and Carol Geisel of Elmwood, Donna Geisel of Palmerston, Tom Dietrich of Mount Carmel.  Cherished Grandma and Nannie of Ted and Carrie Geisel, Steve Geisel, Heather Dietrich and Richard Francis, Bobby-Jo and Kris Vidic, Larry Jr. and Theresa Geisel, Amber Dietrich and Lee Brintnell, John Dietrich and great-grandma of 6.  Dear sister-in-law of Doris and Bob Westphal of Waterloo, Tom and Sandy Richber of St. Thomas, Jim and Geraldine Richber of Niagara Falls. She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents John “Jack” and Georgina (Fidler) Kistner, daughter Kathy (Geisel) Dietrich (August 2013), son Larry Geisel (February 2014).   Jean thoroughly enjoyed the many vacations she and Ted took, especially when she fished and caught the larger sailfish.  She enjoyed dancing and sharing good times with friends and will be missed by many.  At Jean’s request cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

Gielen: Harry of Exeter, formerly of Grand Bend and RR 2 Crediton

Posted by on January 11, 2017

GIELEN: Peacefully, with the knowledge of the love of his family surrounding him, at Exeter Villa, on Monday January 9, 2017, Harry Peter Gielen formerly of Grand Bend and RR 2, Crediton age 93. Beloved husband of the late Johanna “Jo” Maria (Van Osch) Gielen (2008) for over 56 years. Loved father and father-in-law of Mary Ann and Bill Smith of Grande Prairie, AB., John and Kathy Gielen of Crediton, the late “Kate” Kathleen Gielen-Cuddy (2015) and Peter Cuddy of London, Janet and Dave Willson of Red Deer, AB., Pauline and Michael Slattery of London, Gerard and Lisa Gielen of Crediton, Rosemary and Jeff Rowe of London. Loved by his 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and their families. Dear brother of Martin Gielen and Christien Gielen-Verrijth,  Antoon Gielen and Mia Gielen-Sikes and Mia Gielen-Muijsers. Predeceased by Piet Gielen and Christien Gielen-Aerts, Jan Gielen, Jacob Gielen, Coba Gielen, Truus Gielen and Mia Gielen all of the Netherlands. Remembered also by the Van Osch families in Canada and the Netherlands. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Family and Parish prayers at the Funeral Home, Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated. Harry will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his faith, love of life and the love for his family and friends. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneral.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

LOVIE: Ken of Zurich and formerly of Shipka (RR2 Dashwood) age 75

Posted by on January 10, 2017

LOVIE:Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, Kenneth John “Ken” Lovie of Bluewater Rest Home,  Zurich, formerly  of Shipka, (RR 2, Dashwood) age 75. Beloved husband of  Barbara Ann Elizabeth  (Morley) Lovie of Grand Bend.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of  Larry and Donna Lovie of  RR 3, Parkhill,  Bob and Nancy-Rae  Lovie of RR 2,  Grand Bend,  Randy and  Susan Lovie  of  RR 2, Zurich,  Jo-Anne Lovie of Brantford, Cassie Lovie of RR 3, Parkhill,  Catherine (Lovie) Hardie and her husband Jim of Granton, Shirley and Floyd Cooper of Elimville, Gerald and Cathy Morley and Ralph Morley all of London and Karen and Ken Keohane of Bruderheim, AB.  Ken will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  A special  thank-you to Kathy & Robert for all their care and support during Ken’s illness.  Predeceased by his parents Carman (2009) and Verna (Bullock) Lovie (2011), brothers James “Jim” Lovie (2010) and Stan Lovie (2014), nephew Doug Cooper (2015) and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russell (1984) and Kay (Thomson) (2012) Morley.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Tuesday,  from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. Pastor Frank Struth of Grand Bend Church of God officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Blue Water Rest Home,  Jessica’s House (South Huron Hospital Foundation)  or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Ken owned and operated Ken Lovie Construction of Shipka for over 50 years.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

JUNKER, Catherine “Cass” Stuart (Mein) of Exeter formerly of Grand Bend age 99

Posted by on January 5, 2017

JUNKER:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Catherine “Cass” Stuart (Mein) Junker, of Grand Bend, in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late David George Junker (1982).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Joyce Junker of New Hamburg, Bruce and Janice Junker of Grand Bend, Janet and Don Kobe of Grand Bend, Alan and Tamara Junker of New Dundee.  Cherished grandmother of Ronald and Cathy Junker, Ann Junker, Mike Junker, Tim and Melody Junker, Trevor and Debra Kobe, Graham Kobe, Jarett and Janice Kobe, Cullen and Elizabeth Kobe.  Treasured great-grandmother of Shannon, Shelby and Alex, Marlee, Cailin, Max, Chantelle and Jimmy, Samantha, Paige, Benjamin, Jacob, Claire, Grace, Brooke, Eve, Eli.  Great-great-grandmother to Jacob and step great-grandmother to Jasmin, Liam, Luke, Katie. Remembered by her sister-in-law Margaret Zoeller, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Catherine is the last surviving member of the Mein Family.  Predeceased by her parents Donald and Jeanette (Hamilton) Mein, sisters Jeanette Junker, Jean Mein and Annabelle Mein.  Catherine was a gifted artist and a life time member of the Women’s Institute (with Hampstead, New Hamburg and Grand Bend).  For many years she ran Mac’s Milk in Grand Bend. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  We would like to extend a sincere Thank you to the Staff of the Exeter Villa Nursing Home for their exceptional care of our mom.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Huron Shores United Church, S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

PEEBLES, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) of Welland, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92

Posted by on December 30, 2016

PEEBLES: Peacefully, into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, at Welland County Hospital, Welland on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) Peebles, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Wm. Robert “Bob” Peebles (2010). Loved mother of Kenneth (Amandah) Peebles of Airdrie, Alberta, Paul (Dawn) Peebles of Welland and Carol Peebles of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Kenneth Jr. (Dayna) Peebles, Marnie (Aaron MacNabb), Taylor, Kurtis, Ian and Mitchell. Cherished great-grandmother of Lulu amd Grayburn MacNabb and Lucy Peebles.  Sister to Marilyn (Ernie Raffin) of Peterborough and sister-in-law of Joanne Stockdale of Peterborough.  Predeceased by her parents R. Norman and Harriet (Harrison) Stockdale, brothers Earle (Ferne) Stockdale, Gordon Stockdale, Clinton (Dawn) Stockdale, sisters-in-law Catherine and Margaret Peebles, brother-in-law James Peebles. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday, January 4, 2017, commencing at 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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VandenBygaart, William “Casey” of Komoka, formerly of Grand Bend, age 87

Posted by on December 30, 2016

VandenBygaart, William “Casey”: Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, William “Casey” VandenBygaart in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband of Anne (nee deJong) for 60 years. Cherished father of Harriet (Bill Potters), Ellen (Ron Lakusiak), Bill (Jacqui), Trish (Dave Petersen), Bob (Anita) and Bert (Liz). Adored Opa of Lindsay (Chris Tansey), Mike, Mark and Meghan Potters; Mike, Chris, Garret, and Trevor Lakusiak; Cole, Lauren and Taylor VandenBygaart; Rush and Annie Petersen; Beck and Nyall VandenBygaart; Hannah, Ava, and Tyler VandenBygaart. Wonderful great-Opa to Hailey and Hannah. Casey is also survived by his sister, Gerry, as well as many nieces and nephews. Casey was born November 20, 1929, in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands and moved to Canada in 1954 with $29.00 in his pocket. Casey was a life-long nature lover, enjoying his 29 year career at Pinery Provincial Park. He loved learning, teaching and talking about birds and trees, but above all, he loved chocolate. Casey spent many years selling fresh eggs and Christmas trees from his home in Grand Bend. The family would like to thank the wonderful, compassionate staff at Country Terrace, who cared for and loved Casey like family. He will be deeply missed.  A Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 3-7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of Pinery Park http://www.pinerypark.on.ca/pdf_files/inmemoriam.pdf Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ottawa, Toronto

BRAGG, Rebecca “Becky” Mary of Grand Bend, age 66

Posted by on December 30, 2016

BRAGG:  Suddenly, but peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, December 16, 2016, Rebecca “Becky” Mary Bragg of Grand Bend, age 66.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of John and Debra Bragg of Avon Park, FL, Jo-Anne and Larry McGee of Bradford and Suzanne Bragg of Los Angeles, CA. Remembered by her step-mother Grace Bragg of Grand Bend, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents William “Bill” (1999) and Margaret (Ryan) (1959) Bragg, sister Sarah “Cathy” Catherine Bragg (2014). At Becky’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrust to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to  a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

THOMAS, Margaret Evon (Clarke) of London formerly of Exeter and West Hill, one month shy of her 96th birthday

Posted by on December 13, 2016

THOMAS:  Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Margaret Evon (Clarke) Thomas of Chelsea Park Retirement Home, London formerly of Exeter and West Hill, one month shy of her 96th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Charles “Bruce” Thomas (2001). She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and their families, and life long special friends. Predeceased by her parents Edward and Kathleen (Turner) Clarke, siblings Jean Twitchell, Edward “Bud” Clarke and Donald Clarke. At Marg’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Marg’s life will be held at a later date. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.   Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

EVANS, Claude Victor of Dashwood, formerly of Hensall and Cambridge, age 58

Posted by on December 13, 2016

EVANS:  Suddenly, but peacefully, at his residence, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Claude Victor Evans, of Dashwood, formerly of Hensall and Cambridge, age 58.  Loved father of Michelle Evans, Jordan Evans and companion Stephen Robinson.  Cherished grandpa of Johnathan, Melody and Lilly.  Fondly remembered by his dear friend Tracey Lynn Clemmer and best friend Paul Baillairge.  Claude was the last surviving member of the Evans family.  At the request of the family, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

HENDRICK, Patricia “Pat” Anne (Mitchell) of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 85

Posted by on December 5, 2016

hendrick-patHENDRICK: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa Retirement Home, Exeter, on Sunday, December 4, 2016, Patricia “Pat” Anne (Mitchell) Hendrick, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Elgin Albert Hendrick (2011).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter and Charie Hendrick of RR 1, Dashwood, Kim and Ken Pinder of Exeter.  Loving grandma of Kristy and Matt Day of Toronto, Karly and Matt Dietrich of London,  Kelsey Pinder and fiancé Mike MacLean of Exeter. Cherished great-grandma of Jace Dietrich. Dear sister-in-law of Helen and Jerry Drysdale of RR 1, Dashwood and Eleanor Hendrick of Exeter.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Gladys (Broadfoot) Mitchell, brothers-in-law John and Ruth Hendrick, Emil and Pat Hendrick, Hugh Hendrick.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, Huron Shores United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Toronto

KENNEY, Dorothy Ruth (Desjardine) formerly of Exeter and RR 2, Crediton, age 87

Posted by on November 28, 2016

kenney-dorothyKENNEY:  Peacefully, at Chartwell Gardens, Nursing Home, Parkhill, on Sunday, November 27, 2016, Dorothy Ruth (Desjardine) Kenney, formerly of Exeter and RR 2, Crediton, age 87.  Beloved wife of the late Cecil Roy “Joe” Kenney (1996).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Pat Case of RR 2, Dashwood and friend Harold Gingerich, Glen Kenney and Linda Quesnel of Exeter.  Cherished grandma of Bobbie-Jo, Daniel, Wayne, Terry-Lynn, Helena, Peter and Tina.    Remembered by her great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Matilda (Engeland) Desjardine and step-mother Ann, son Donald Kenney (2005), son-in-law Keith Case (2010), brothers Mervyn Desjardine and Leonard Desjardine, sisters Verna MacGregor and Hazel Mason.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.   Interment Grand Bend Cemetery, Grand Bend.  If desired, memorial donations to S.H.H.F – Jessica’s House or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

VANDER BURGT, John Peter of RR 1, Dashwood, age 61

Posted by on November 28, 2016

vander-burgt-john-5VANDER BURGT:  Suddenly, as the result of a car accident, on Saturday, November 19, 2016, John Peter Vander Burgt, of RR 1, Dashwood, age 61.  Beloved husband and best friend of Harriet Maria (Vanos) Vander Burgt.  Loved father and father-in-law of Natalie Vander Burgt and her husband Pete Gellatly of Burlington, Nick and Megan Vander Burgt of RR 1, Dashwood, Josh Vander Burgt of RR 1, Dashwood and girlfriend Lacey Campbell.  Cherished Papa of Sullivan “Sully” and Tate.  Forever loved son of the late Henricus “Henry” Vander Burgt (1999) and  Hendrika “Riet” (Rutten) (Vander Burgt) Willert and her husband Fred of Grand Bend.  Fondly remembered by his parents-in-law the late Peter (2016) and Nellie (Roks) Vanos of Delaware.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Peter and Cindy Vander Burgt, Leo and Heather Vander Burgt, Ed and Gloria Vander Burgt, Joanne and Gary Gollub, Henry Vander Burgt Jr. and Alicia, John and Mary Vanos, Joyce and John Feher, Audrey Wong, Teresa and Ted Hopkinson, James and Maria Vanos.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families, and many business associates.  John was the current chairman of Hay Communications Co-operative Limited Board of Directors, he worked with Parkhill Source Drinking Water Protection, Ontario Pork Producers, Ontario Vegetable Growers.  He was a shareholder of A & L Labs and founder of Bluewater Crop Care and Consulting.  John was involved with the Grand Bend Soccer Association and a former member of the Bluewater Tug of War Team.   His friends and family will remember him as a strong willed, honest, generous and above all selfless man.  His hard work and kindness will be missed. The world needs more men like John Vander Burgt and will mourn his loss. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., CWL prayers at 4:15 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Hwy., St. Joseph’s, on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Peter Keller Celebrant.  Interment St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’ House  or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

FINKBEINER, Robert “Bob” Ross of Shipka, age 65

Posted by on November 9, 2016

finkbeiner-robertFINKBEINER:  Unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Robert “Bob” Ross Finkbeiner of Shipka, age 65.  Beloved husband of Dianne (Hodge) Finkbeiner.  Loved father and father-in-law of Jeff and Jackie Finkbeiner of Shipka and the late Kristopher Finkbeiner (1995).  Bob is known by his grandchildren, Tyson, Mason and Payton as Grandpa Bob or Bob the Builder.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Nancy Finkbeiner of Shipka, Dave and Mary Finkbeiner of Kincardine, Joan Finkbeiner of Exeter, Ruth and John Miller of Exeter, Sharon Miller of Port Stanley, William and Joanne Hodge of Centralia, Bruce and Deb Hodge of Crediton, Joan Hodge of Hamilton, Karen Hodge and Brenda Roberts of London.  Predeceased by his parents Harold (2004) and Doreen (Coultis) Finkbeiner (2008), parents-in-law William Hodge (1969), Eleanor (McLeod) (Hodge) Roeszler (1993) and Lloyd Roeszler (1999).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Zion United Church, Crediton on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Sandra Cable and Mr. Mark Graves Officiating.  Interment Crediton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario (London) or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

SCHROEDER, Harold “Bud” Frederick of Exeter, formerly of Dashwood, age 89

Posted by on November 9, 2016

SCHROEDER:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Stratford General Hospital, on Sunday, November 6, 2016, Harold “Bud” Frederick Schroeder, of Exeter formerly of Dashwood, age 89.  Beloved husband of Jean Isobel (Watson) Schroeder.  Loved father and father-in-law of Cathy and Jerry Mathers of RR 2, Lucan, Steve and Brenda Schroeder of Dashwood, Connie and Chris Van Gerwen of Conestogo.  Cherished grandpa of Scott Mathers and Hayley Walker, Christine and Matt VanderHeide, Jesse and Rachel Schroeder, Brittney and Steve MacDouell, Carly Schroeder, Brett and Nicole Van Gerwen, Nathan Van Gerwen and Eric Van Gerwen. Treasured great-grandpa of Olivia, Liam and Sam, Claire, Porter and Rory.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jacob and Pat Schroeder of RR 2, Dashwood, Fred Smith of Peterborough, Frances Schilbe of Bayfield. Bud will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents William J. H. and Selma (Weseloh) Schroeder, brother Hubert “Corky” Schroeder, sister Anne Smith, sister-in-law Audrey Schroeder, brothers-in-law Ivan Watson and Earl Schilbe.  At Bud’s request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.  The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  Bud was a long time trustee for the Village of Dashwood, he was a member of the Dashwood Fire Department and served as the Chief for many years.  He also was the owner of Schroeder Milling in Dashwood.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada, the Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kingston, London

VAN PRAET, Christopher “Chris” Remi of Sarnia, age 64

Posted by on November 9, 2016

van-praet-chris-main-croppedVAN PRAET:  Peacefully, at his residence, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Christopher “Chris” Remi Van Praet, of Sarnia, age 64.  Beloved husband of Joyce V. (Marriott) Van Praet.  Loved father of Christopher Van Praet, Lana and Kevin Hodder.  Cherished grandfather of Tyler Van Praet, Jonathon Van Praet, Skye Van Praet, Delon Van Praet, Zain Van Praet, Jasmen Hodder and Alexander Hodder.  Loved son of Feby (Myers) and the late Remi Van Praet of Grand Bend.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sandra and Irvin Ford, Lynn Ferwerda, Darlene Elliott and Jeff, Brady Van Praet and Sandra.  Chris will be greatly missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by his infant brother Larry Van Praet, brothers-in-law Peter Ferwerda and Thomas Elliott.  At Chris’ request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society, London Regional Cancer Clinic or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

McCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 9, 2016

mcclure-joan-croppedMcCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away at the Chateau Gardens, Parkhill. Joan was the daughter of Jack Donnelly and Belva Topping.  She was predeceased by her husbands Sandy Auchterlonie (1953) and Gerald Stone (1998), she is survived by her husband David McClure.  Joan was predeceased by her son Gary (2013) and is survived by 3 daughters Jennifer Kennedy (Larry), Catherine Stone, Deborah Stone and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stone.  Joan is remembered by her grandchildren Cassandra Gilbert (Jason), Adam Kennedy (Kandy), Christie Kennedy (Roger Beaumier), Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), Ashley Bower (Sean) and Joanie Gulka, and great-grandchildren Julian, Cody, Serena, Dustin, Dagan, Rosalie and Madalyn Joan Kennedy, Charlie Beaumier, Summer Kennedy, Talin and Mason Bower.  She is survived by step-children Matthew McClure (Diana Coulter), Sarah McClure, Susan McClure (John Cameron), Molly McClure (Michael Doyle) and 7 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Duncan, Liam, Roan, Magdalena, Fiona and Timothy.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend followed by a gathering at the Huron Woods Clubhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family remembers with heartfelt thanks all the warm hearted angels who cared for Joan at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Nova Scotia

BLACK, Lawrence “Larry” Victor of Grand Bend formerly of Exeter, age 75

Posted by on October 27, 2016

black-larry-croppedBLACK:  On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Lawrence “Larry” Victor Black, of Grand Bend formerly of Exeter, age 75.  Beloved husband of Joyce Elaine (Matthews) Black for 51 years.  Loved and adored father of Shari and John Syrovy, Shelly and Karl Weselan and infant daughter Cynthia Ann Black (1970).  Cherished poppa of Scott, Katrina, Craig and Matthew.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doreen (the late Ralph) Matthews, Bryon (Jean) Black, Paul (Connie) Black, the late Bernice and Henry Drennan, Gordon Matthews, the late Lois and Raymond Haggitt, step-brothers Lorne (Hazel) Hackett and the late Chester (Belle) Hackett.  Predeceased by his parents Victor and Grace Black, parents-in-law Henry and Ruby Matthews.  A Funeral Service will be held at the Exeter United Church, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Paul Ross Officiating. Private Interment Dungannon Cemetery. Larry was a long time teacher with the Huron County Board of Education and known in the Grand Bend area as the bicycle repair man.  Sincere thanks to his family, friends and Dr. K. Leslie, Dr. S. Patel and Dr. J. Jadd.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House or Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Stratford

SLOMAN, Norton Raymond “Ray” of RR 2, Grand Bend, age 74

Posted by on October 27, 2016

sloman-norton-croppedSLOMAN/MIZZI:  Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, Norton Raymond “Ray” Sloman, of RR 2, Grand Bend, age 74.  Beloved husband of Josephine “Joyce” Carman (Mizzi) Sloman.  Loved father and father-in-law of Craig Sloman and Dawn of Huron Park.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joe and Janis Sloman and Lawrence and Karen Mizzi all of London.  Remembered by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Carmelo and Rosemary Mizzi of London, godsons Tyson and Joshua Mizzi and his nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Norton Joseph and Margaret (Warden) Sloman, sister Margaret Rose Sloman.  At Ray’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s-by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Grand Bend, on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at the Oakwood Resort, Terrace Room, Grand Bend from 2 to 4 p.m.  The Rev. Jim Innes Officiating.  Interment Woodland Cemetery, London, at a later date.  Ray was the former owner of Sloman Draperies in London, he was also a founding member of the Grand Bend Cruising Club and Past Commander of the London Power Squadron.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Parkinson’s Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

HUDSON, Alfred Betts of Exeter, formerly of London, age 93

Posted by on October 27, 2016

HUDSON:  Suddenly, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Alfred Betts Hudson, of Exeter, formerly of London, age 93.  Beloved husband of the late Philomena Teresa (Fallon) Hudson (1992).  Private family arrangements, entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

PIPER, Rosalie “Rose” Mary (Drouillard) of Exeter, age 84

Posted by on October 19, 2016

piper-rosalie-croppedPIPER: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Tuesday evening, October 18, 2016, Rosalie “Rose” Mary (Drouillard) Piper, of Exeter, age 84. Beloved wife of the late Herbert “Herb” Charles Piper (2006).  Loved mother of Craig and Denise Piper of Waterloo, Dwayne and JoAnn Piper of Exeter.  Loving grandma of Doug Piper, Karen and Chris Elsdon, Ashley and Sheldon Snell, and Michelle Piper and great-grandma of Douglas, Vanessa, Nathan, Arianna and Addison.  Dear sister of Joan Hobbs of Windsor. Special sister-in-law to Ron Piper of Windsor. Predeceased by her infant son Kirk Douglas Piper. At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation nor service.  Cremation with private family interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Oldcastle, Ontario. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated.   T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Windsor

SCHILBE, Hubert Datars of Zurich, age 88

Posted by on October 19, 2016

schilbe-hubert-0SCHILBE:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Hubert Datars Schilbe of Zurich, age 88.  Best Friend and husband of 66 years to Marjorie “Marge” Mae (Merner) Schilbe of Zurich.  Loved father and father-in-law of Richard and Brenda Schilbe of Bayfield, Donna and Jim Hoffman of Dashwood, Wayne and Jody Schilbe of Calgary.  Cherished grandpa of Jason Schilbe of Zurich and companion Sharla Moore, Krista and Avi Narula of London, Kelly and Ryan Gilmore, Jamie Hoffman and fiancée Leslie Lennox all of Grand Bend, Brenton and Amanda Hoffman of Toronto, Nicholas Schilbe and Jenna Regier of Hensall, Amy Schilbe of Vancouver.  Treasured great-grandpa of MacIntyre Schilbe, Hallee Schilbe, Kai Narula, Kiran Narula, Taylor Gilmore, Kaitlyn Gilmore, Grayson Gilmore and Justin Hoffman.  Dear brother-in-law of John Teevins of Grand Bend, Robert and Elizabeth Merner, Larry and Louise Merner all of Zurich and Joanne Merner of London.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Milfred and Laura (Datars) Schilbe, step-mother Vera (Dedels) Schilbe, great-grandson Avery Narula, brother Ray Schilbe and his wife Audrey, sisters Doreen Tieman and her husband Russell, Sheila Teevins, brothers-in-law Bill Merner, Arnold Jr. Merner and his wife Elaine and sister-in-law Donna Merner.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.  Hubert was a 30 + year Fireman on the Zurich Fire Department, a long time member of the Zurich Lions Club and the Zurich Minor Athletics Association.  He was an active member and tolled the church bells at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich for many years.  Hubert and Marge spent many winters in Pelican Harbour Estates, Punta Gorda, Florida, where they made many lifelong friends. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer Society, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the M.S. Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Toronto, Vancouver

MOORE, Wm. Ross of Grand Bend formerly of Northville and London, age 77

Posted by on October 19, 2016

moore-wm-ross-croppedMOORE:  Peacefully, at London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, October 17, 2016, Wm. Ross Moore of Grand Bend formerly of Northville and London, age 77.  Beloved husband of the late Marie Anne “Anyes” Agnes (Theriault) Moore (2011).  Father of Deborah Ann Moore of London.  Dear Grandpa of Julian McKenzie and Cody Brown and 2 great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Dave “Gerry” Moore of London. Remembered by his dear friends Jim and Wendy Elliott of Grand Bend and his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Annie (Kirkpatrick) Moore, brothers Bob and Sid, sisters Pat, Sadie, Maureen and Ilene.  At Ross’ request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.  Ross worked for CFPL Radio as a radio announcer for many years and produced the Bill Brady Show and the Dick Williams Show.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

DADD, Zoe Carolyn (Lavender) of Bayfield formerly of Glencoe, age 87

Posted by on October 15, 2016

DADD:  Peacefully, at Clinton Public Hospital, on Friday, October 14, 2016, Zoe Carolyn (Lavender) Dadd, of Bayfield formerly of Glencoe, age 87.  Beloved wife of 67 years to Arthur “Art” Russell Dadd.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rosemary and John Crosthwaite of Bayfield, Richard Dadd of Clinton and Barbara Dadd of Goderich, Fairleigh and Pete Landry of Wallaceburg, Laural Russell of Exeter.  Cherished grandma of Pierre and Nong Crosthwaite, Jill Crosthwaite and fiancé Colin Cooper, Jason Dadd, Jessie Dadd, Kyle Munroe, Amy Munroe, Nicole Russell, Michelle Russell.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Adrian and Mary Lavender of London.  Predeceased by her parents Henry J. and C. Jessie (Middleton) Lavender, brother-in-law Ransom Dadd and sister-in-law Fairley Marten.  At Zoe’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Andrew’s United Church, 6 The Square, Bayfield on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Elise Feltrin Officiating. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to St. Andrew’s United Church, Bayfield, the Clinton Public Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London

JENNISON, Wm. Jerry of London, age 74

Posted by on October 12, 2016

jennison-jerry-1jennison-jerry-2JENNISON:  Peacefully, at his residence, on Sunday, October 9, 2016, William Jerry Jennison of Mount Hope, St. Mary’s Villa, London, age 74.  Son of the late Kathleen (Pollock) (Taylor) Jennison and the late William “Bill” Francis Jennison.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Nola Craig of Petrolia, Edith Taylor of London, Norma Walper, Ruby and Bruce Stanlake all of Grand Bend.  Remembered by his special niece Janet and Barry Young of Petrolia, dear friend Leola Proctor of Clinton and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his siblings Hubert “Tom” Taylor, Ethel and Emerson Desjardine, Pearl and Chester Desjardine, Lee and Dorothy Jennison, Bob and Eveleen Jennison, brothers-in-law Lloyd Walper and Ira Desjardine.  A Funeral Service will be held for Jerry at T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Tom Donohue and the Rev. Fr. Peter Poole Officiating.  Interment Baird’s Cemetery, Stanley Township.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to L’arche or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London