CARTER, Flora Elizabeth “Tibby” of Grand Bend age 83

Posted by on May 29, 2017

CARTER: Peacefully, at her residence on Friday, May 26, 2017, Flora Elizabeth “Tibby” (Brunt) Carter of Grand Bend, age 83.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Daniel “Nick” Carter (May 18, 2014).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Deb Carter of Mississuga & her partner the late Tim Shaw (Aug. 4, 2016), the late Karen “KC” (Aug. 15, 2014) and Keith Liley and Rob and Heather Carter all of London.  Loving grandma of Daniel and Jill Bloss, Trevor Liley, Dylan Carter, Aydin Carter-Cotton, Jayme Wilkinson, Leeah Carter, the late Dakota Carter (Dec. 3, 2014) and Nick Carter. Dear sister and sister-in-law of William and Joan Brunt of Fort Erie. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Senator William Brunt and Helen (Richardson) Brunt and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marjorie and John Dobie.  At Tibby’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Time of Remembrance and Sharing for family and friends will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm., followed by a Celebration of Life and Reception at the Colonial Hotel, Grand Bend. Nick and Tibby owned and operated the Sun Shop, the Surf Shop and later the Lakeview Café on Main St. West in Grand Bend for many years. If desired memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Niagara Falls, Toronto

FOSTER, Joseph “Joe” Edward of Grand Bend formerly of Woodstock, age 78

Posted by on May 18, 2017

FOSTER:  Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Joseph “Joe” Edward Foster of Grand Bend, formerly of Woodstock, age 78.  Beloved husband of Beatrice Ellen (O’Connor) Foster.  Loved father and father-in-law of Mike Foster of Kitchener, Al and Elaine Foster, Dan and Maria Foster all of Woodstock and step-father of Jim and Aileen McCabe of North Bay.  Cherished grandpa of John and his wife Rayna, Jen and her husband Nisse, Alyssa, Leah, Evan, Mathew, Melissa and her partner Ryan.  Treasured great-grandpa of Avery and Ledger.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Catherine Foster, Mary Mangolt, Anne Chapeski, Lana Foster all of Woodstock and Diane McLeod of Oshawa.   Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Victor George and Helen Jean (Sexsmith) Foster, brothers John Foster and Robert Foster.  At Joe’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service for Joe will be held at the Pinery Baptist Church, RR 2, Grand Bend (Northville) at a later date.  The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the care and compassion that the doctors and nurses at Woodstock General Hospital have given to Joe and his family in his time there.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Gideons International, Pinery Baptist Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

SOLDAN, John Patrick “Pat” of Grand Bend, age 71

Posted by on May 15, 2017

SOLDAN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, John Patrick “Pat” Soldan of Grand Bend, age 71.  Beloved husband and best friend of Sharon Dianne (Lightfoot) Soldan.  Loved father and father-in-law of Tracy and Ron Spratt of Windsor and Jason and Karla Soldan of London.  Cherished Poppa of Lukas Soldan and Maya Soldan.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mike and Barb Soldan of Exeter.  Loved uncle of Sue Anne and Chris Beckett, Jodi and Patrick Regier, Ryan and Susan Soldan and their families.  Predeceased by his parents John Henry “Jack” (1993) and Victoria “Tory” Emma (Bolton) Soldan (1979).  At Pat’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  Pat was a long time educator and Elementary Principal with the Huron County Board of Education. He was a member of the former Grand Bend Lions Club.  Pat’s favourite things to do were go to the beach and watch the sunsets with Sharon, travel and spend time with his family. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Humane Society, Children’s Wish Foundation, 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

MELOCHE, Barbara Ann “Barb” (Market) of RR 2, Zurich (St. Josephs), age 72

Posted by on May 12, 2017

MELOCHE: Peacefully, at University Hospital, London, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with the love of her family surrounding her, Barbara Ann “Barb” (Market) Meloche, of RR 2, Zurich, (St. Joseph), age 72. Beloved bride and best friend for 53 years of LeRoy Meloche. Dearly loved mother & mother-in-law of Pat & Howie Green of Dashwood, LeeAnn Becker of St. Joseph, Tracey Bullock Perry of RR 1, Dashwood and the late Arron Bullock (2007) and Lisa & Al Rader of Lucan. Loving grandma “grammie” of Natasha & Chris Fisher, Rebecca & Dave Meinen, Jessica & Jennifer Becker, Jarrett & Justin Bullock, Alissa & Nathan Rader and great-grandma of Joey Fisher, remembered like a mom by Barry & Patti Nivins & their son Corbin LeRoy. Loved daughter of Evangeline “Eve” Market of Port Franks and the late Howard A. Market Sr. (1996).  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mark & Jill Market, Ken Market, Theresa Market, MaryLou Martin, MaryAnn & Serge Desrochers, Brenda & Henry Martens, Christine & Doug Smith, Karen Kelders & Ron Pieters, Cathy & Matt Relouw, Bernard & Justine Meloche, Leonard & Helen Meloche, Norm Meloche, Edmund & Betty Meloche and Linda & Don Rawlins and her many nieces, nephews and their families, remembered also by her aunts & uncles and their families. Predeceased by brother Howard Market Jr., brother-in-law Ernest Martin Jr., sister-in-law Jean Meloche and nephews Chris & Clem Meloche. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Hwy., St. Josephs, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

WEBB, Doreen Gertrude (McClinchey) of RR 2, Dashwood age 91

Posted by on April 28, 2017

WEBB: Peacefully, at her residence, RR 2, Dashwood, Thursday, April 27, 2017, Doreen Gertrude (McClinchey) Webb. Beloved wife of the late Stewart Glen “Glen” Webb (2009). Loved mother of Anne and the late Bill Schade (2003), Doris and the late Joseph Wragg (1990). Loving grandmother of Karen McLellan and husband Jason, Christine McArthur and husband Ernie, Blake Schade and wife Sheri, Heather Wragg and husband Wendell Bates and Joseph Craig Wragg.  Great grandmother of Sydney and Gavin McArthur, Caitlyn and Zachary Bashara, Lucas and Madison Schade.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Donna Klopp, Morris and Kay Webb, Ray and Joan Webb.  Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Orval and Irene (Schilbe) McClinchey  and brother-in-law Herb Klopp.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation Sunday,  4 to 8 pm,  where  the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:30 am. Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Lupus Association, Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

PHINN, Anne Jane (Brown) of Winnipeg, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, age 88

Posted by on April 13, 2017

PHINN:  Anne Jane Phinn, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, died at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, April 13, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia.  Born on October 7, 1928 to Herb and Fernie (nee Chambers) Brown of London, Ontario.  Anne was predeceased by most of her family; husband Ted; daughter Ellen; son Roric Ryan; mother Fernie; father Herb; sister Joyce “Tigger” Dean and nephew Kelly.  She is survived by her son Tory and his wife Faye of Winnipeg, grandchildren Eli, Joel, Gen, Deanna and Derek, Krista and Adam and 3 great-grandchildren Malachi, Quinn and Laya.  Anne Jane was the epitome of strength and uniqueness, a brae bonny lass, with an unassailable optimism for life.  She had an unquenchable curiosity for all things.  Her love of animals was obvious as she fed all the stray cats, skunks, raccoons, crows and squirrels in the neighbourhood.  Her dog, Sable, has a large personality much like her own.  Due to the untimely death of her husband, Anne, at age 39, was left to raise 3 children on her own.  She gathered her strength and soldiered on with clarity and purpose.  Her pride was her farm, her sand pit operation, real estate and politics.  Her vibrancy and zest for life led her to become a crack shot, an avid golfer and tennis player.  She also loved poetry, a good glass, friends and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Anne decided to leave this world, hence the Jays poor start to the season and hopefully they can turn things around. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, April 17, 2017 with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the service.  Interment Bethesda Cemetery, 542 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster at 2:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Humane Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HAHN, Ella Ione (Seabrook) of Lindsay formerly of Grand Bend, Toronto and Owen Sound, age 96

Posted by on April 13, 2017

HAHN:  Peacefully, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, Ella Ione (Peggy) Hahn, in her 97th year, on Wednesday April 5, 2017.  Predeceased by her parents, Ellsworth and Mae Seabrook; her husband, Jim Hahn, and their children Paul Hahn and Lynne Hahn; and her siblings, Bill Seabrook, Jack Seabrook, Maxine Pringle, Laferne Seabrook and Archie Seabrook. Survived by her sister, Lois Challinor; her grandson, Mark Hahn; her great-grand-daughter, Madeline Hahn; and her many nieces and nephews, including Ken Hahn; Susan and Clay Seabrook; Cathy, Debbie, John, Mark and Diana Seabrook and Vanda Rawikainen; David and Charles Pringle; Beth, Bill and Robert Seabrook; and John II, Geoffrey and Mark Challinor.  A Hahn family funeral service is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 17, 2017, at  10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1331 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario. The Rev. Graham Bland Officiating. Interment will take place following the service at the Hahn family plot at Greenwood Cemetery, 190 1 Street SW, Owen Sound, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Peg Hahn’s name to Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, 10 Angeline Street North, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4M8.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

 

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WITHERSPOON, Ruth Julene (Schade) of Grand Bend, age 78

Posted by on April 13, 2017

WITHERSPOON:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at her residence, on April 7, 2017, Ruth Julene (Schade) Witherspoon, of Grand Bend, age 78.  Beloved wife of the late Carl Lewis Witherspoon (1990).  Loved mother of Randy Witherspoon and Marlyn Wein of Minto, Teri Lynn Witherspoon and the late Blair Tisdale of London, Tami Lee and Brad Daters of Lucan, Todd Witherspoon of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Aaron and Kaley Daters and the late David Daters (2001).  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jack and Nile Schade, Bob Park and Anne Schade.  Predeceased by her parents Erwin and Greta (Horner) Schade, sister Carol Park and brother Bill Schade.  Ruth was born in Dashwood, raised her family on a farm near Crediton and retired to Grand Bend.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario in memory of her Grandson David or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Owen Sound

ELLER, Ferenc “Frank” of Grand Bend, formerly of London, age 76

Posted by on April 13, 2017

ELLER:  Peacefully, but unexpectedly, at his residence, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, Ferenc “Frank” Eller of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of London, age 76.  Beloved husband of Margaret Helena (Carter) Eller.  Loved father of the late Frank James Eller (2013).  Frank was the last surviving member of the Eller Family.  Dear brother-in-law of Janet and Darrell Power, Carol and Al Smith, Frank and Andrea Carter, James and Patty Carter, Robert Carter, Kenneth and Donna Carter.  He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Gustav and Etel (Horvath) Eller, 3 brothers  and 2 sisters.  Frank retired from the Ford Motor Company, Talbotville after 30 years.  At Frank’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 Huron County Foodbank or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

WYDOOGHE, Ghislaine Madeleine (Lamote) of Exeter, formerly of Mount Carmel, in her 97th year

Posted by on April 4, 2017

WYDOOGHE: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Sunday, April 2, 2017, Ghislaine Madeleine (Lamote) Wydooghe of Exeter, formerly of Mount Carmel, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Albertus Severus “Albert” Wydooghe (2003).  Loved aunt of Rosa and her husband Ray Baljko of Thorndale, their children Melanie Baljko and her husband Bil Tzerpos and their children Leo and Erma; Christine Baljko; Jeffery Baljko and his partner Anita and other nieces, nephews and their families in Belgium.  Predeceased by her infant daughters, parents Amiel and Emerence (Cappelle) Lamote, sisters Martha Lamote, Bertha Lamote, Julia Lamote and brothers Andre Lamote, Roger Lamote all of Belgium.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

CASSIDY, Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) of Ancaster formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, age 88

Posted by on March 28, 2017

CASSIDY: Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) Cassidy, aged 88 of Ancaster, Ontario, formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, died peacefully on March 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. She was born on May 15, 1928 in Hamilton Ontario to Percival Horace and Jessie Ann (Patterson) Train. Billie is survived by her children Dr. J. David (Dr. Terri Skjaveland) and Joanne (Dr. Bruce Menchions), grandson Jesse Page (Siobhan), great granddaughter Lily Moon Page and granddaughters Alexandra and Tania Stroback. She was also loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Billie was preceded in death by her loving husband Dr. H. Joseph Cassidy (2002). ). At Billie’s request, cremation with a family and friends gathering will take place at the Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend, on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, ON. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on Wilma “Billie” Joan Cassidy guestbook at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Hamilton, London, Toronto, Victoria

FOSTER, Gary Norman of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, age 71

Posted by on March 22, 2017

FOSTER:  At London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, Gary Norman Foster of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, age 71.  Beloved husband of 50 years to Tammy (Taylor) Foster.  Loved father of Brian Foster of London.  Predeceased by his parents Norman (2003) and Lillian (Fauteux) Foster (2013), infant brother John and infant sister Pam. At Gary’s request, cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

McCRACKEN, Karen Elizabeth of Exeter, age 64

Posted by on March 6, 2017

McCRACKEN:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, Karen Elizabeth McCracken, of Exeter, age 64.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tracy Cooper and Jim Harley, Troy Cooper and Carla Farrell, the late Shawn Cooper (2001) and Tabatha Farrell, the late Robert John “R.J.” Ratz (2013) and infant daughter Stephanie Ratz (1984).  Cherished grandma of Sean McQuiggan, Arik McQuiggan, Joshua McQuiggan, Zachary Kemps, Brandon Cooper, Justice Cooper, Ava Cooper, Sophia Ratz and Robert Ratz. Much loved companion of Gord Keller.  Dear sister of Brenda Stewardson, Koreen Hickey and sister-in-law Kathy McCracken.  Remembered by her step-father Alvin Hackett, the Keller family, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents John McCracken Sr., Barbara Hackett, brothers John McCracken, Jim McCracken, sister Heather Fox and nephew Brett Stewardson.  At Karen’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The Pastor Kevin teBrake Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

ANDREW, Betty Lillian (Millichap) age 87

Posted by on March 1, 2017

ANDREW: A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jim Innes Officiating. Betty Lillian (Millichap) Andrew passed away, peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Monday, February 27, 2017, age 87. Beloved wife of 67 years to Gerald “Gerry” W. Andrew of Exeter. Loved mother of Roger and Yvonne, Janice, Ian and Cindy, the late Gillian (2015) and David. Cherished nana of Kirsten, Christie and Julian, Keith and Amber, Cameron, James, Kathy and Jake, Andrew, Ron and Melissa, Jordyn, Christian, Madison, Noah, Emily, Kenadee, Justice, Charlotte, Mathieu and Willie. Survived by sister Joan and Gerry’s brothers Roy and Ken. At Betty’s request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be preferred by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Brantford, London, Toronto

OESCH, Robert “Bob” Ellis of Blake in his 72nd year

Posted by on March 1, 2017

OESCH: Peacefully, at his residence, Robert “Bob” Ellis Oesch of Blake (RR 2, Zurich) in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Barbara Anne (Glousher) Oesch. Loved father of David Gackstetter and friend Anjela McCool, Peggy and Wayne Smith. Cherished grandfather of Bailey and friend Stephen, Coleson, Kaleb and friend Rachel, Sadie-Ellen, Holly and Miya. Forever loved son of Vera Guenther and son-in-law of Ellen Smithers. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jack Guenther, Jim Guenther and Mhairi Walsh, Betty and Joe O’Rourke, Barb Van Gorp and friend Mike, Betty Lippert, Jerry “Butch” Glousher, John and Marilyn Smithers. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families, aunts Laureen Diebel, Ruth Walper, and Jean Anne Guenther. Bob was an animal lover, especially his donkey – Dinky Delton Delbert Dalton and Bob was always known for being the “unofficial” Mayor of Blake. Predeceased by his grandparents Dave and Fanny (Gascho) Oesch, step-father Lloyd Guenther, sister-in-law Mary Mathers and brother-in-law Earl Lippert. At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of funeral service, as per Bob’s wishes an Open House will be held at Bob and Barb’s home, 73613 Bronson Line, Blake on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 beginning at 11 a.m. both days. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the 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

SMITH, Kenneth “Ken” James of Grand Bend, age 63

Posted by on February 28, 2017

SMITH: Peacefully, but unexpectedly at his residence Kenneth “Ken” James Smith, of Grand Bend, age 63. Brother of Ron Smith of Strathroy and Debbie Garnis of Clinton. Survived by a son Tony. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families and dear friend Gus Lukings. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Vera (Sims) Smith, brother Fred Smith (2011). Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

VANKOUGHNETT, Kenneth “Ken” Manley of Grand Bend, formerly of Sydenham, age 71

Posted by on February 28, 2017

VANKOUGHNETT: Peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on February 20, 2017, Kenneth Manley Vankoughnett, of Grand Bend, formerly of Sydenham, age 71. Beloved husband of Joan Dianna (Allen) Vankoughnett. Loved father and father-in-law of Allen and Doris Vankoughnett and Ronald and Susan Vankoughnett all of Grand Bend. Cherished grandpa of Felicia, Gregory, Jennifer and Corey Bishop. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Janet Vankoughnett of Harrowsmith Township, Joe and Annie Vankoughnett of Buck Lake, Melbourne and Pauline Vankoughnett of Harrowsmith township, Manley and Catherine Vankoughnett of Bellroc, Elizabeth Bell of Englehart, Roxanne Vankoughnett of Kingston Area, Darlene and Leonard Healey of Kingston, Patsy LaBarre of Alberta, Sheldon Vankoughnett and Vicki of Sydenham Township. He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Cecil and Lillian (Hamilton) Vankoughnett, brothers Ron Vankoughnett and Tommy Vankoughnett, infant siblings and brothers-in-law Bob Bell and Dennis LaBarre. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on February 23, 2017, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service, at 11 a.m. The Pastor Wally DeWolfe Officiating. Interment Sylvan Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Canadian Cancer Society, or St. Joseph’s Hospice 475 N. Christina St. Sarnia ON N7T SW3 would be appreciated by family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kingston, London

GOW, Melvin “Mel” Roy of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75

Posted by on February 28, 2017

GOW: Peacefully, at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford on Saturday, February 4, 2017, Melvin Roy Gow, of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), age 75. Beloved husband of Margaret Doris (Whaling) Gow. Father of Bruce Gow, Patty and Murray Hachman of Elmira. Step-father of Mark Osment and partner Shelley Hall of Sarnia, Tracy Osment of Kitchener, Lisa and Paul Runstedler of Grand Bend and Dianne Osment of Grand Bend. Loved by his grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Kaitlyn, Mark (Kristen), Sarah, Bradley, and one great-grandchild on the way. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Doug Gow and Linda Gattie, Nelson and Margrit Gow, Sandra Gow all of Grand Bend, Dennis Gow and Tracy Beard, Steve and Lynda Gow all of Kitchener, Richard and Colleen Gow of Waterloo, Linda and Larry Karges of St. Clements. Melvin will be remembered by his mother Suzanna (Kropf) Gow-Barritt of Grand Bend and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Mel will be forever remembered by his many wonderful friends at the Grand Bend Legion and Turnbull’s Grove. Predeceased by his father Robert Melvin Gow. At Mel’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Mel’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. 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: Barrie, Kitchener, London, Sarnia

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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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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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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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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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