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

MAXWELL, John Edward of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85

Posted by on April 5, 2018

MAXWELL: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Friday, March 30, 2018, John Edward Maxwell of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend and Fergus, age 85. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen (Smith) Maxwell (2014). Loved father and father-in-law of Jim Dickson of Simcoe, Susan Maxwell and partner John Elliott of Brantford, Gary and Laurie Maxwell of Calgary, AB., Joy and John McClymont of Grand Bend, Bonnie Maxwell of Simcoe and Rose and Larry Kicksee of Orangeville. Cherished grandpa of 21 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Sheila and Phil Harrison of Newmarket and Dawn Green of Simcoe. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Myrtle (Mayo) Maxwell, infant son James, brothers Jerry and Kevin Maxwell and brother-in-law Vern Green. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Private Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Walsingham. 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: Brantford, Calgary, London

BECKER, Isabelle Ruth (Schweitzer) formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, in her 89th year

Posted by on March 28, 2018

BECKER: Peacefully, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Exeter, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Isabelle Ruth (Schweitzer) Becker, formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne Robert Becker (2013). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Diane Leibold of Dashwood, Roy Becker and Debra McNair of RR 2, Crediton, Wayne Becker and Carolyn Rose of RR 3, Zurich. Loving grandma of the late Jeanette Leibold (Tye) (2005), John and Arron Leibold, Samantha and Mike Bond, Christopher and Sonya Gibson, Jamie Becker, Jessica Becker and Michael McAdams and Jennifer Becker. Cherished great-grandma of Alex Leibold and fiancée Chelsey, Nick Leibold, Dayna Tye, Jessica Jones, Deighan Crane, Cody Leibold, Kyle Hayes, Grady Wall, Abby Wall, Sabrina Hiusser, Greg Hiusser, Daeshawna Becker, the late Jacob McAdams (2017). Treasured great-great-grandma of Dallas Tye, Khloe Budd, Skyla Leibold and Tyson Leibold. Dear sister of Kathleen Kirk of Moose Jaw, SK and sister-in-law of Betty (Becker) McIsaac of Crediton. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Hattie (Lambke) Schweitzer, sister Helen Schweitzer, brothers-in-law Bill Kirk, Allan Becker, Wilmer Pfaff and Don Glanville, sisters-in-law Martha Pfaff and Shirley (Glanville) Becker. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating. Spring Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Moose Jaw

WINTERS, Henry “Hank” Collins of Grand Bend, in his 77th year

Posted by on March 20, 2018

WINTERS: In sorrow, we acknowledge the passing of Henry “Hank” Collins Winters of Grand Bend, Ontario on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in his seventy-seventh year. Hank spent his last days in the company of his family and many friends, under the superb care of the Palliative Care Team at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved husband, for fifty-three years, of Nancy (Edwardson) Winters, Hank is also survived by his children Elizabeth (David Matheson) and Philip (Gail Winters) and four grandchildren: Lauren Cummings Winters, William Matheson, Kaydence Matheson and William Henry Winters. Elder son of the late Eleanor (McRobie) Winters and the late Honourable Robert Henry Winters P.C. Brother of Marny (Marc Pearsall) of Toronto and the late Richard Winters.

Hank considered the world his home and steel his industry. But he was happiest as a child in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where he loved the smell of the sea. In his retirement he was thrilled to discover something of that same delight in Grand Bend, with its legion of friends, volunteer opportunities, dazzling beach and three entirely new pursuits which he passionately embraced. He learned to sing barbershop with the Seaforth Harmony Kings; achieved a black belt in Karate at the age of seventy-five; and swam his way to a gold medal at the Ontario Masters championship. Even when his illness was most challenging, he always focused his attention on concerns outside himself, mostly to the benefit of his family.

A supremely thoughtful man, Hank hated to miss a meeting of the Red Bowl Society of philosophers. He was proud to catalogue his reading and his list reveals a selective and significant personal library. It was his final comfort to listen to his family reading to him the story of a round-the-world motorcycle adventure, one of his few unrealized ambitions. We now reluctantly release him to a grand new adventure, fueled by our gratitude and his own smiling enthusiasm.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the family will host a gathering of remembrance for Hank at Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, at two o’clock p.m. A private family interment will be arranged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the fall. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Lakeshore Eco-Network 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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BAIRD, George William “Bill” of Grand Bend, age 83

Posted by on February 22, 2018

BAIRD: Unexpectedly after a short but well fought battle, George William “Bill” Baird of Grand Bend passed away on Sunday February 18th, 2018 in a Florida hospital, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Norma (Fraser) “his everything” for 61 years. Devoted and loving father of Stephen and Kim Baird of Grand Bend, Tom and Brenda Baird of London, Lori and Brad Baker of Exeter and the late Brian Baird (1994). Best Grandpa EVER of Jenalyn and Matt Ignor, Marley Baker and her friend Scot Ferguson, Brandon and Jennifer Baird, Kristopher and Amanda Baird and Breanne Baird. Extremely proud Great Grandpa of Luxe and Laken Ignor. Dear brother-in-law of George and Bernice Fraser, Ken and Barb Fraser, Morley and Diane Fraser and Marlene and Allan Hayter. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Tom Baird (1984) and Adella Baird (1998) and sister and brother-in-law Mona (2005) and Carl Vanner (2001). At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date, at the Grand Bend Legion – date and time to be announced.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be made to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, or London Health Sciences – Thoracic Unit, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

LEGLISE, Andre Robert of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77

Posted by on February 22, 2018

LEGLISE: Unexpectedly, at his residence, on Monday, February 12, 2018, Andre Robert Leglise of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77. Loved son of the late Andre Marcel (2003) and Aimee Jeanne Marcelle (Thivent) Leglise (2003). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alain Leglise, Gisele and Gerard Dumerin, Maurice and Micheleine Leglise, Marcelle Braz all of France. Andre will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families as well as the Vankoughnett Family of RR 2, Grand Bend.   Predeceased by his brother-in-law Jean Braz. At Andre’s request, cremation has taken place. Interment Sylvan Cemetery, Municipality of North Middlesex. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Windsor

MYLAN, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73

Posted by on February 22, 2018

MYLAN: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) Mylan, of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73. Beloved wife of the late Doug Isard and the late Tom Mylan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tom Mylan and Annaliese Griffin of Vermont. Loved grandma of Lester and Olive. Forever loved daughter of Norma (Jennison) (Desjardine) Walper of Grand Bend and the late Iray Desjardine (1977). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mona and Dave Hunt of Winnipeg, MB, the late Jim (2011) and Judy Desjardine of London, Nancy and John Pritchard of Vancouver Island, BC, Mark and Angie Desjardine of Centralia. Remembered by her step-brother Don Walper of Dashwood, aunt Ruby and Bruce Stanlake of Grand Bend, many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her step-father Lloyd Walper (2012). At Marci’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Marci’s Life will be held at a later date, location, date and time to be announced. Interment Grand Bend 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, Huron Women’s Shelter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Vancouver, Winnipeg

NEEB, Margaret Elizabeth (Watson) of RR 1, Zurich, age 86

Posted by on January 29, 2018

NEEB:  Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Margaret Elizabeth (Watson) Neeb of RR 1, Zurich, age 86.  Beloved wife of the late Glen Herbert Neeb (2010).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie Schenk of Zurich, Patty and Doug Webber of RR 1, Exeter, Linda and Wayne Hoegy of RR 1, Dublin.  Cherished grandma of Katherine Schenk and Ted, Kelly Schenk, Kris and Jodi Schenk, Karen Schenk and Justin, Brianne and Drew Candy, Brian Webber and Emily, Chad Voogel and Sarah, Kassie and Chris Lammerant and Lindsay Hoegy.  Treasured great-grandma of Blaine, Justine, Nathan, Kelsey, Kyley, Emma, Kolten, Preslee, Cohen, Ali, Brooklyn and Sway.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lila Reycraft of Kingsville, Mildred White of Petrolia, Jean and Gord Hay of Exeter.  She will be missed by her canine companion Ziva.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Edward and Mabel (Morrison) Watson, son-in-law Donald Schenk, sister Eileen Ramey, brothers Harold, Ron and Elmer Watson, brothers-in-law Frank Reycraft, Frank Ramey, Floyd White and Jack Neeb.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Private Funeral Service will be held.  Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

THOMPSON, Vincent “Vince” Thomas of Parkhill, age 81

Posted by on January 25, 2018

THOMPSON:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Vincent “Vince” Thomas Thompson, of Parkhill, age 81.  Beloved husband of Marilyn Jean (Ryan) Thompson, they were happily married for 59 years.  Loved father and father-in-law of Cindy and Eric Bulgin of Nairn, the late William “Bill” Joseph Thompson (1963 – 1968), Rosemary and Bob Wright of London.  Cherished “Grandpa T” of Kyle Bulgin, Sarah Bulgin and Colin Wright.  Dear brother of Eleanor Balogh of Windsor and brother-in-law of Helen Thompson of Ailsa Craig, Gerry Bernardo of London and Bill Smith of Zurich.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents William and Ilene (O’Rourke) Thompson, brother Gerald Thompson, sister Mary Bernardo, brother-in-law Ed Ryan and sister-in-law Madeline Smith.  Family and Friends are invited to the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MULLER, William “Bill” Peter formerly of Exeter and RR 1, Crediton, age 89

Posted by on January 13, 2018

MULLER: Peacefully, at the Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, on Friday, January 12, 2018, William “Bill” Peter Muller, formerly of Exeter and RR 1, Crediton, age 89. Beloved husband of the late Maria “Mary” Antonia Bonaventure (Koenraadt) Muller (2010).  Loved father and father-in-law of John and Cecile Muller of RR 2, Dashwood, the late Joanne (2012) and Allan Brocklebank of London, Matt and Susan Muller of RR 1, Crediton, Ann and Laurie Skinner of Exeter, Maureen and Alfons Weersink of Guelph, Helen and Don Thomson of RR 6, St. Marys.  Loving Opa of Justin and Susi, Nicole and Christoph, David and Kim, Stephanie and Ed, Amey and John, Mitchell, Heidi and Matteo, Lindsay and Mike, Michelle, Michael, Ian and Erin, Leah and Robert, Derek and Lindsay, Jaclyn, Erin and Nathan, Kristen and Brian, Marc and Jill, Bryan and Jasie, Jenna and Joachim, Scott and Laura, Marissa. Cherished great-opa of Alexandra, Martin, Amelia, Luca , Freya, Sam, Welsey, Lyle, Sadie, Cole, Cody and Oliver.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Catherine Klaver, Trees Muller, Bernard Muller, Renier and Leny Muller, all of Holland, Peter and Leny Muller of Brantford, Annie and Janko Kasunic of Grimsby, Querina Rasing,  Joann Koenraadt, Ann Koenraadt, John Veldt, Margaret DeBont all of Holland.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents John and Ann (De Lange) Muller, brothers-in-law Bert DeBont, William Klaver, Bertus Rasing Peter Koenraadt, Jan Koenraadt, sisters-in-law Jacqueline Muller and Antonia Veldt.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. with parish and family prayers being offered at 7:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Huntington Society, Precious Blood R.C.C. or charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

BAKER, Janice Marlene (Hamilton) of Grand Bend formerly of Hensall, age 78

Posted by on January 13, 2018

BAKER: After a courageous battle, peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, surrounded by her children, on Friday, January 12, 2018, Janice Marlene (Hamilton) Baker of Grand Bend, formerly of Hensall, passed away 2 weeks before her 79th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late John Baker (2009).  Devoted and loving mother of Brad and Lori Baker, Bryan Baker and the late Sandra Melady (2016), Becky and Brian Mercer, all of Exeter.  Very special grandma of Jenalyn and Matt Ignor, Marley Baker, Jonathon Baker, Jarrett Baker, Bryanne Baker, Carly Mercer and Reid Oliver, Cayley Mercer and Cullen Mercer.  Proud great-grandma of Luxe and Laken Ignor.  Dear sister-in-law of Gladys McGregor, Greta Baker, Irene Tyndall, Bill and Marg Baker, Betty Grenier, Bill Brown and Wanda Wilson.  Fondly remembered by Sandra’s children Liam, Hope, Connor and Faith Melady, and her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by parents Andrew and Gertrude (Francis) Hamilton.  The family wishes to thank the nurses, residents and doctors at University Hospital I.C.U. for their exceptional care and compassionate support provided.  At Janice’s request cremation has taken place.   Visitation at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m., where the Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford Officiating.  Private family interment Exeter Cemetery.   Janice was an active member of the Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend, the Red Hat Society, the Huron Country Playhouse Guild and the Women’s Probus Club.  If desired, memorial donations to the S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House or Huron Shores United Church would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Vancouver

DIETRICH, Josephine Martina (Eugelink) of Exeter, formerly of RR3, Dashwood

Posted by on January 10, 2018

DIETRICH:  Peacefully at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Josephine Martina (Eugelink) Dietrich of Exeter, formerly of RR 3, Dashwood, age 85.  Beloved wife of Stephen Oliver Dietrich of RR 3, Dashwood.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alice Dietrich and Paul Curwen of Carlisle, Irene and Rob Tait of Exeter, Dennis and Jackie Dietrich of RR 3, Dashwood, Rosanne and Jamie Tomes of Nairn, the late Pauline Dietrich (1982) and the late Anthony Dietrich (1969).  Cherished Oma of James and William Curwen, Adam, Charlie, Martina and Hannah Tait, Kristie, Sara and Emma Dietrich, Owen and Gracie Tomes.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Annie Giesen of London, Bertha Zweers, Dinie Kobesen, Hein and Greet Eugelink, Mientje and Tony Lukassen, Jan and Jannie Eugelink and Marietje Eugelink all of the Netherlands.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Bernard and Hendrika (Beekman) Eugelink, brothers Wim Eugelink and Harry Eugelink, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wim Zweers, Jos Kobesen, Ted Giesen, Benny and Mary Dietrich, Anna (Sister Dominica) Dietrich, Eugene and Mary Dietrich, Louis Dietrich, Rita (Sister Rita) Dietrich, Mary Dietrich, Hubert and Joan Dietrich, Martina and Joe Glavin.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m.  CWL, Parish and Family Prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Ataxia Canada (www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/ataxiecanadaataxia/IME/) or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

CLARKE, Margaret M. (Maas) of Exeter, formerly of Zurich, age 85

Posted by on January 8, 2018

CLARKE:  Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, on Sunday, January 7, 2018, Margaret M. (Maas) Clarke of Exeter, formerly of Zurich, age 85.  Beloved wife of the late O. Roy Clarke (2002).  Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Don (2002) and Betty Clarke of Exeter, Ken and Dianne Clarke of R. R. #3, Zurich, Dianne Hesse and Lloyd Rimmer of Centralia, Ron and Heather Clarke of Crediton, Dave and Anita Clarke of Squamish, B.C., Mike (2016) and Kim Clarke of Zurich. Cherished and fun loving grandma of Cheri and Paul, Donna and Cameron, Julie and Gino, Ange and Garrett, Laurie and Dave, Craig, Jamie, Jackie and Darren, Krysta, Darren and Robbie, Dustin and JeriLyn, Ashley, Kelly and Justin, Aimee and Charles, Alicha and Pat, Melanie and Scott, Pam and Jamie, Cindy, Michael and Kelly.  Loving great-grandma of 29.  Dear sister-in-law of Ruth and Bob Galloway, Howard and Jean Clarke, Shirley Clarke, Donna Clarke, Jack and Ila Paton and Marlene Valender.  Fondly remembered by Jim and Cheryl Burr, Don and Diana Burr and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her father Augustens “Gus” Maas (1976), and parents Dave and Sarah Paton, brother Cecil and Elsie Paton, sister Peg and Roy Shire, brothers-in-law Ross Clarke, Jim Clarke, Russell and Audrey Clarke, Ed Valender, sisters-in-law Lillian “Sis” and Joe McCann, Marie and Donald Dinney, Evelyn and Arthur Hutchinson, mother-in-law and father-in-law Margaret “Maggie” (Pfaff) and Henry Clarke. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: British Columbia, London

KELLER, Dawson Ray Edward of Hensall, formerly of Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on January 8, 2018

KELLER:  Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Monday, January 1, 2018, Dawson Ray Keller, formerly of Grand Bend and Dashwood, age 84.  Beloved companion of Gerarda “Gerda” Kabel of RR 2, Grand Bend and the late Marie Labreche (1998).  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Louis “Bev” Keller, Ron Keller, Doris Westlake, Joyce and Lloyd Bowman, Joan and Jim Briggs, Ray Keller and Linda, Marie and Bryan Watson, Gord Keller and Maria, Dave and Marie Keller, Debbie and Eugene Regier and Diane Keller.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews, their families and Gerda’s Family.  Predeceased by his parents Elmer (1967) and Florence (Snell) (1984) Keller, sisters Shirley Keller and Barbara Keller, brothers Gerald Keller and Fred Keller.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Interment Pinery 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

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