PFAFF, Phyllis Jean (Preszcator) of Exeter age 88

Posted by on November 16, 2017

PFAFF:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, Phyllis Jean (Preszcator) Pfaff formerly of Exeter, age 88.  Beloved wife of the late Emery Russel Pfaff (1995).  Loved mother of Cynthia  McLandress of London, Terry Pfaff of Alberta, Russel Pfaff of Exeter  (former wife Cathy), Kevin Pfaff of Centralia and Julia (Jim Brintnell) of Exeter.  Cherished  grandmother  of  Jason, Shelli, Craig, Justin, Dean, Shane, Jeni Mae, Lance, Mathew, Tarra, Ryan, Lee, Jordan, Chelsea and their spouses and partners. Treasured great-grandmother of many  great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Shirley Truemner of Exeter, Ken Preszcator of Seaforth and sister-in-law of Wallace Pfaff, Lorraine and Fred Bowers and Dorothy Pfaff. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents William and Nellie (McDonald) Preszcator, infant son, daughters-in-law Sherry Pfaff, Lori Pfaff and son-in-law John McLandress, brothers Howard Preszcator, Stanley Preszcator, sisters Helen Smith, Ruby Hodgins, Thelma Ducharme, brothers-in-law Gord Smith, Ted Wright, Pac Daniels, Aaron Hodgins, Elwood Truemner, Edsel Ducharme, sisters-in-law Jean Preszcator, Velma Preszcator and Shirley Preszcator.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11 a.m., Pastor Doug Watson officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  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: Alberta, London

CLAYTON, Annette Louise (Weiler) (Trushinski) of Grand Bend, age 77

Posted by on November 9, 2017

CLAYTON:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Annette Louise (Weiler) (Trushinski) Clayton of Grand Bend, formerly of Burlington, age 77.  Beloved wife of Ronald Clayton and the late Daniel “Dan” John Trushinski (2005).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Tamar Trushinski of Thousand Oaks, California, Brad Trushinski and his wife Ann Horvat of Fonthill, Ontario.  Adored grandma of Joel, Rachel, Austin and Dillon.  Loving step-mother of Stephen Clayton and his wife Cathy Griffiths of London, Ontario.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rita Orr, Clarice Garrod, Jean and Doug Alexander, Jim and Sandra Weiler, Jean Weiler and Billie Billings.  Remembered by the Clayton and Trushinski families, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Albert and Eleanor (Bruder) Weiler, sisters Rose Woods and Marg Donnell, brothers John Weiler and Bill Weiler, brothers-in-law Bud Orr, Jim Woods, Jim Purdy, Art Garrod, and Ken Donnell and sister-in-law Marg Weiler. The Funeral Mass for Family and Friends will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant.  Cremation to follow.  Following the Mass friends are invited to a reception at St. John’s-by-the-Lake Anglican Church Reception Hall.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Guelph, Hamilton, London

FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally” of Exeter in her 92nd year

Posted by on November 7, 2017

FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally”: Passed away peacefully at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Foster (1977).  Dear mother of Lynda Golletz (Terry) of Elora, ON and Brad Foster (Mary Lou) of Grand Bend, ON. Loving grandmother of Adam Golletz (Jocelyn) and loving great-grandma of Kiya. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Rose (McCaughey) Shanahan.  At Sally’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family interment.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be directed to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

LOVE, Gerald “Gerry” M. of Grand Bend, age 77

Posted by on November 4, 2017

LOVE:  At home in the arms of his wife of 54 years, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, Gerald “Gerry” M. Love of Grand Bend, in his 78th year.  Loving husband and partner of Brenda Jane (Mollard) Love.  Loved father of Paul and Jane Love, Heather Dickey, Brent and Marilyn Love.  Cherished grandpa of Trevor Love, Kyle Dickey and Sarah Dickey.  Dear brother-in-law of Eric and Betty Ann Mollard, Peter and Judy Mollard and Betty Love.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Colin and M. Fern (Gill) Love, brothers Morley and Glenn.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Susan Moore Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  Gerry and Brenda farmed together for 46 years in Stephen Township.  He was a former delivery driver for Russell’s ESSO and Dave Moore Fuels. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to One Care – Adult Day Care Program, Grand Bend or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

GRATTON, Marjorie Anna of Kanata formerly of Grand Bend and Montreal, age 90

Posted by on October 26, 2017

GRATTON:  Peacefully, at Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Marjorie Anna Gratton formerly of Kanata, Grand Bend and Montreal, age 90.  Much loved daughter of the late Noah (1962) and Sophia (Eisenbach) Gratton (1985).  Dear sister of Doreen Cass and her husband Douglas of Kanata.  Forever remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sisters Ilene Gratton, Carrie Ellen Gratton, brother Leslie Gratton and his wife Florence.  At Marjorie’s request, no formal services will be held.  Graveside Interment for family and friends will be held at the Grand Bend Cemetery on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Mr. Don Gratton Officiating.  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, Montreal, Ottawa

STOKER, David Henry of Grand Bend, age 88

Posted by on October 17, 2017

STOKER:  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Henry Stoker, age 88 of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn (Deacon) Stoker and his son Michael Stoker. Lovingly remembered by his grandsons Jacob Stoker and Lucas Stoker.  Also remembered by his good friends Alan and Peg Blackburn and Walter and Doreen Metson.  Cremation has taken place, there will be no services.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

BECKER-McADAMS, Baby Jacob Terry, of Dashwood, on October 12, 2017

Posted by on October 17, 2017

BECKER-McADAMS:  On October 12th, 2017 at 3:49 am in room 539 at Stratford General Hospital we met and said good-bye to Jacob Terry Becker-McAdams. He will be greatly missed and thought of often by his parents Michael McAdams and Jessica Becker of Zurich. Jacob will be remembered by his aunts Jennifer Becker and Chelsea McAdams, grandparents: LeeAnn Becker, Wayne Becker, Terry and Melissa McAdams, great-aunts and uncles, many cousins, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents. At the request of the family, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. followed by a Time of Reflection and words of sharing by Mr. Ervin Steinman at 3:30 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) Stratford General Hospital – Maternity Department or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

TYLER, Carl Albert of Dashwood, age 71

Posted by on October 11, 2017

TYLER:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully at his residence, on Monday, October 9, 2017 Carl Tyler of Dashwood, age 71. Forever loved son of the late Victor “Bip” (1967) and Adeline (Fleischauer) Tyler (1979). Loved Papa of Skylar. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernice Weiberg of Waterloo and John MacDonald of Exeter.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Doug Tyler, Gerald and his wife Eva Tyler, sisters Mona and her husband Jim Pierce, Marion MacDonald, brother-in-law Gordon Weiberg, niece Patsy Gooder. At Carl’s request cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

O’CONNOR, Jonathan of Grand Bend, formerly of Vancouver, age 47

Posted by on October 10, 2017

O’CONNOR:  Jonathan Ian O’Connor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10th 2017, at home, surrounded by family, after a long fight with cancer.  Born in Dublin, Ireland, Jon, known for his sporting achievements, excelled in both hockey and soccer, went to South Huron District High School and then Lafayette College, Pennsylvania. After receiving an MA in International Studies from University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK,  Jon moved to Singapore and traded oil for several banks. His trading career culminated as Head Trader for Merrill Lynch in London, England. In 2012, Jon and family returned to Canada, where he founded a hops import and export company in British Colombia, with an Ontario office in Centralia. His passion for sports never waned.  Husband and best friend of Elaine (Shields) O’Connor, recently of Edmonton.  Loved and devoted father of Oscar, Caroline and Constance O’Connor.  Forever loved son of Dr. Liam O’Connor and his wife Wendy of Grand Bend and dear brothers David O’Connor (Silvia) and Dane Richardson (Emily).  Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and their families. Also mourned by the Allen and Shields families.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Son Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., with Family and Parish prayers being offered at 8:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Health Partners International or Grand Bend Community Health Centre or charity of choice.  For Private Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BOURDEAU, Richard Alexander of Grand Bend, age 75

Posted by on October 10, 2017

BOURDEAU: Peacefully, after a short illness at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Richard Alexander Bourdeau of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 75.  Beloved husband of 56 years to Denise Irma (Robertson) Bourdeau.  Loved father and father-in-law of Richard and Lisa Bourdeau of Elliot Lake, Robin and Sherry Bourdeau of Keswick, Thomas Bourdeau of Sudbury and David Bourdeau of France.  Cherished grandpa of Angela, Richard, Marcel, Thomas, Stacy, Michael, Christian and Remi.  Treasured great-grandpa of Talen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cathy and Chris McLennan of Grand Bend and Audrey Bourdeau of London.  Remembered by the Robertson family, his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Phillip and Dorothy (Haigh) Bourdeau, brothers Phillip, Robert and Michael.  At Richard’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Private Family Interment will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Chatham at a later date.  Richard was born in Chatham and worked many years for K-Mart Canada Limited.  The family would like to express their sincere thank you to the LHSC – Victoria Hospital Critical Care and Respiratory Unit.    Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Sudbury, Toronto

INSLEY, Murray William of Mount Carmel, age 62

Posted by on October 2, 2017

INSLEY:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, Murray William Insley, of Mount Carmel, age 62.  Beloved husband of Pauline Elizabeth (McCann) Insley.  Loved father of Chad Insley of Exeter and Nicole Insley of Mount Carmel.  Forever loved son of Ruth (Schwartz) Insley of Exeter Villa and son-in-law of Nell McCann of Mount Carmel.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Karen Insley-Windsor of Huron Park, Joanne and Gord Hardy of Lucan, Barb and Gary Rau, David and Denise McCann, Stephen and Fran McCann and Richard and Cindy McCann all of Mount Carmel.   Remembered by his aunt Doris Ohmayer of Crediton, many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his father Edward “Ted” M. Insley (1997) and his father-in-law John “Jack” A. McCann (1982).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 3 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 Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel.  Murray was a proud and long time employee of Hensall District Co-Op and devoted his life to agriculture. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to L.H.S.C. Foundation – Esophageal Cancer or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

PACHLARZ, Bruno S. of Grand Bend, age 93

Posted by on October 2, 2017

PACHLARZ: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, after a short illness, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, September 29, 2017, Bruno S. Pachlarz of Walker Rd, Grand Bend, age 93. Beloved husband of late Sofia (Motta) Pachlarz (1984) and Irene Burley-Pachlarz (2016). Loved father of Stan and Antoinette Pachlarz and his beloved grandson Daryn Pachlarz. Step-father of Jo Ann and Rob Moore, their children Lisa (Ian), Sean and Joey (1995); Diane Burley, her son Fred (Christine); Debbie and Charlie Page, their sons Cameron (Caron) and Sam, also remembered by great-grand children, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Anna and three siblings all in Poland. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The International Order of Alhambra Prayers being offered at 7:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful assistance from ONE CARE, his PSWs, the Doctors and Nursing staff at SMGH, Cardiac Team at University Hospital, Rev. Fr. Tony, CWL of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and The International Order of Alhambra Grand Bend.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

POLLOCK, Marjorie Evelyn (McDougall) formerly of Grand Bend in her 94th year

Posted by on September 21, 2017

POLLOCK:  Peacefully, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge on Friday, September 15, 2017, Marjorie Evelyn (McDougall) Pollock, formerly of Grand Bend in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd George Pollock (1989).   Loved mother of Phyllis Wickham of Zurich.  Dear sister-in-law of Rhoda Boland of Etobicoke.  Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Marjorie was the last surviving member of the McDougall family.  Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Annie (Day) McDougall, son-in-law Frank Wickham, sisters Alice Rathwell, Rita Nelson and Irene McMullen and brother William McDougall.  At Marjorie’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A Graveside Service will be held at Rockwood Cemetery, 501 Main St. S., Rockwood (Guelph) on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.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: Guelph, London

VAN OSCH, Paulina “Paula” Jacoba (Pubben) of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), formerly of RR 2, Crediton, age 87

Posted by on September 15, 2017

VAN OSCH: Unexpectedly, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, surrounded by the love of her family, on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Paulina “Paula” Jacoba (Pubben) Van Osch of Grand Bend (RR 1, Dashwood), formerly of RR 2, Crediton, age 87. Beloved wife of the late Harry Van Osch (2006). Loved mother of Elizabeth Sullivan and husband Richard Smith of Calgary, AB, Gerald and Carrie Rose Van Osch of Grand Bend, Mary Van Osch and husband John Andruschak of Vancouver, B.C., Fred and Shelley Van Osch of Grand Bend and Teresa Van Osch and partner Mylo Einarson of Winnipeg, MB. Cherished Gramma and Oma of Jacqueline and Cameron, Joseph, Kylen, Kurtis, Jaron, Nicholas, Jeremy, Paula, Kaitlin and Duncan, Skylar and fiancée Lorin, Brendon and Michelle. Treasured Great-Gramma of Vivienne and Madden. Also remembered by her step-grandchildren Tiffany, Brittany and niece Ria. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ida and John Janssen, Ger and Truus Hesen, Sjaak Van Osch, William Van Osch, Truus and Harry Grubben all of the Netherlands. Loved by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Godfried and Marie Elisabeth (Janzen) Pubben, sisters Lies Geurts and Petranella Lips, brothers John Pubben and Theo Pubben. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Harry and Paula married in Holland, April 21, 1954 and immigrated to Canada April 28, 1954 and farmed in the Crediton and Mount Carmel area for many years. They were married for over 50 years and she enjoyed 35 retirement years wintering in Port Charlotte.  Paula will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humour, kind and compassionate heart.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and more recently enjoyed close companionship with her brother-in-law Sjaak.  If desired, memorial donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Vancouver, Winnipeg

SKENE, Ross Gordon of Toronto, summer resident of Grand Bend, age 65

Posted by on September 8, 2017

SKENE:  Unexpectedly, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Ross Gordon Skene, of Toronto, summer resident of Grand Bend, age 65.  Beloved husband of Glenda Elaine (Norgrove) Skene.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Thomas Skene, Heather and Peter Wenger all of Toronto, Barbara Saunders of Newmarket.  Cherished uncle of Erica Saunders and Marie Saunders.  Predeceased by his parents William Gordon and Jeannie (Ross) Skene and his beloved canine companions Harry, Callie and Toby.  At Ross and Glenda”s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.  Ross was a talented actor, musician and music teacher.  “Those who can, do.  Those who have done, teach.” Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the M.S. Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Toronto

Bailey, Robert of Kitchener, formerly of England, age 50

Posted by on September 8, 2017

BAILEY: Unexpectedly, as the result of a motor vehicle accident, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Robert Bailey of Kitchener, formerly of England, age 50. Much loved son of Shirley and the late Peter Bailey from England. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Richard and Jenny Bailey from England.  Rob will be remembered by his dearest and closest friends Russell Timms and Adam Tennent both from England and the Kitchener-Waterloo music community of whom he was a much loved and valued member.  At the family’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 17th, 2-4pm at The Duke of Wellington bar in Waterloo, Ontario.  Rob was a creative director, professional freelance photographer and was an accomplished musician.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice or the KW Humane Society https://kwhumane.com/donate/ would be appreciated by his friends and family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener

VODDEN, Bev of Forest, formerly of Port Franks and London, in his 62nd year.

Posted by on September 7, 2017

VODDEN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, after a courageous battle at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Saturday, September 2, 2017, Bev Vodden of Forest, formerly of Port Franks and London, in his 62nd year.  Loved father and father-in-law of Todd and Amy Vodden of Dashwood, Sarah and Chris Glavin of Mount Carmel, Aimee Vodden, Brett and Laura Vodden all of Forest.  Papa Bear and Best Buddy to Kayleen, Emma, Peyton, Logan and Cole.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Brad and Barb Vodden of Dorchester.  Remembered by the mother of his children Carolyn (Rose) Vodden of London, his nieces, nephews and their families.  He will be missed by his furry companion Jake.  Predeceased by his parents Ross and Shirley (McTaggart) Vodden.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. followed by Sharing of Memories at 12:00 p.m.  Private family interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Ontario.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London

BUTTERWORTH, Ronald of Exeter formerly of London, in his 86th year

Posted by on August 17, 2017

BUTTERWORTH, Ron – of Exeter (formerly of London) passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine (1992). Ron is survived by his children Cal Butterworth (Nikki) of Calgary and Susan Abercromby of London; grandchildren Melissa Costella (Matthew) of London and Blair Abercromby (Kristen) of Toronto; great-grandchildren Joshua, Daniel, and Chloe; and brother Bruce Butterworth of Mississauga. At Ron’s request, cremation has taken place and private burial in the Exeter Public Cemetery with Lorraine will take place at a later date. Ron’s family is very grateful for the compassionate care he received at Hillside Manor in Stratford.  If desired, memorial donations in memory of Ron to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. 

 

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Toronto

WALPER, Willis Alvin of Varna formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 80

Posted by on August 10, 2017

WALPER:  Peacefully, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Thursday, August 10, 2017, Willis Alvin Walper, of Varna formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 80.  Beloved husband of Joanne Elaine (Hood) Walper.  Loved father and father-in-law of Karen and Wen-Zhi Luo of London.  Cherished grandpa of Clarissa Luo, Hilary Luo and Vivian Luo all of London.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Evelyn Johns of Windsor, Mervyn and Audrey Walper of Grand Bend, Jean and Heilke Berends of Hensall, Norma Walper of Grand Bend, John and Alma Hood of Whitby, Diane and Barney McCann of London and Janis Ingram.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents George and Marine (Devine) Walper, brother Lloyd Walper, sister Gladys Peck, sister-in-law Elva Walper, brothers-in-law Harold Peck and George Johns.  At Willis’ request cremation has taken place.  A private family celebration of life will be held.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer’s  Society of Huron, South Huron Hospital Foundation: Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Toronto, Windsor

CLARK, Dennis Frederick of Grand Bend in his 86th year

Posted by on August 4, 2017

CLARK:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, July 31, 2017, Dennis Frederick Clark of Grand Bend, in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of Brenda Mary (Raven) Clark.  Loved father and father-in-law of Jennifer (Chris) Stoiou, Rebecca (John) Burgener, Matthew (Jennifer) Clark and Kelly (John Magee) Sherrington.  Cherished grandpa of Kimberly, Cassandra, Matthew, Jack, Mackenzie, Craig and Samuel.  Treasured great-grandpa of Jaylin, Aaliyah and Kingston.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Theresa Meyers, Frederick (Helen) Clark and Sheila Knight.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Nora (Jones) Clark.  At Dennis’ request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grand Cove Estate Clubhouse at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Toronto

GARINTHER, Ronald “Ron” Charles George of Grand Bend, formerly of London and Montreal, age 77

Posted by on August 4, 2017

GARINTHER;  Unexpectedly but peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, on Friday, July 28, 2017, Ronald “Ron” Charles George Garinther of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of London and Montreal, age 77.  Beloved husband of Maureen Florence (Heaney) Garinther.  Loved father and father-in-law of Wendy and Steve Decker of Orleans, Glenn Garinther of London, Kimberley and Keith Detweiler of Drayton, Kathleen and Stuart Cheesmond of Kitchener.  Cherished Papa of Hannah, Chloe, Sydney, Halle, Calvin, Aidan, Carter and Quinn.  Remembered by his niece Laura, nephews Stephen and Michael and their families.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  with Alhambra Prayers being offered at 2 p.m., Parish and Family Prayers at 6 p.m. and Knights of Columbus Prayers at 7:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Eulogies being read at 10:45 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant.  Interment Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1977.  He served with the Knights of Columbus Council #8961 – Parkhill, was Past Grand Knight, Past District Deputy and presently Faithful Navigator of the 4th degree in Lucan, Bishop P. F. Crinnon Assembly # 2511.  He was also a member of the International Order of the Alhambra, Grand Bend.  Ron was an educator at Catholic Central High School and St. Thomas Aquinas in London and started his career as a Chemistry Teacher in Montreal.  If desired memorial donations (payable by cheque) to “Blessings” Foodbank, Zurich or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London, Montreal

GERARD; Kathy and Larry of Kamloops, BC

Posted by on July 20, 2017

 

December 28, 1950 – June 30, 2017

Gerard; On Friday,  June 30, 2017 Kathy Gerard passed away in her sleep at the age of 67, with her loving husband by her side.  She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and family as a generous and outgoing person.

August 22, 1952 – July 3, 2017

Gerard; On Monday, July 3, 2017 Larry Gerard passed away in his sleep with his sister Jeanette by his side at the age of 65. He will be lovingly remembered by his many siblings, their families and many friends.

As the two young lovers in Romeo and Juliet, the bond that Larry and Kathy shared could not be broken. The timing of their passing shows how much they loved one another and how they yearned to be together once again.

Family and friends were able to be with them before their passing to reminisce and listen to stories of their past. We are all grateful to have you both in our lives and the times that we shared. Although we are saddened by your passing, we are so glad you are together again.

We would like to thank the staff at the Hospice in Kamloops for all their comfort and support to not only Kathy and Larry but to the many family and friends who came.

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BAXTER, Frances Maisie of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of London, Toronto and Windsor, age 96

Posted by on July 17, 2017

BAXTER:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Frances Maisie (Thrasher) Baxter of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of Toronto and Windsor, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Evans Baxter (July 14, 2016).  Loved mother Barbara Clark of Grand Bend, Joan Trusler and her husband John of Jupiter, Florida.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Clark and Heather Wakeman, Evan Clark, Camille and Derek Sweitzer.  Treasured great-grandmother of Isla Clark, Malin Clark, Zachary Sweitzer, Nicholas Sweitzer and Lucas Sweitzer.  Dear sister-in-law of Mary Baxter of Hanover, Eleanor Baxter of Essex.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ada Belle (Richardson) Thrasher, brother Ernest C. Thrasher, sisters Gladys and Jim Morneau, Mildred and Arch Weber, Lillian and Rennie Blackshaw Isabelle and Murray Crowe.  At Maisie’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, location and time to be announced.  Maisie was an active member of Anglican Churches in Windsor, London, Toronto and Grand Bend and most recently she loved her work with the Alter Guild at St. John’s By-The-Lake.  As well as time with her family and friends, she enjoyed playing tennis, her bridge club and her career as assistant to the Superintendent of the North York Board of Education, Toronto.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Toronto, Windsor

BOCK, Carol Anne (Moxam) of Grand Bend, age 78

Posted by on July 14, 2017

BOCK:  Peacefully, at London Health Science Centre – University Hospital, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Carol Anne (Moxam) Bock of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 78.  Beloved wife of Leonard “Len” George Bock.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alison and Glen Urquhart of London and the late Brent Bock (2001).  Cherished grandma of Matthew Urquhart and fiancé Meghan Hade of California, Megan Urquhart of Ingersoll and Griffin Bock of London.  Dear sister of Lois Rogers of Calgary and sister-in-law of Lavina Galbraith and Reta Bond both of Manitoulin Island and Arden Bock of Sudbury.  Predeceased by her parents Harry and Edna (Davison) Moxam.  At Carol’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow at the Grand Cove Estates Clubhouse, 70592 Bluewater Hwy., Grand Bend until 4:00 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Ontario Lung Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, London, Sudbury, Woodstock

LARSEN, Ulla Elun (Persson) formerly of RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93

Posted by on July 4, 2017

LARSEN: Peacefully, at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Saturday, July 1, 2017, Ulla Elun (Persson) Larsen, formerly of Bayview Subdivision, RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Helge K. Larsen (2001). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Mary Larsen of Grand Bend, Henning “Henry” and Christena Larsen of London. Dear gramma of Matthew Larsen of Toronto, Kelly Larsen and Travis Staines of London. Remembered by her life-long friends Lotte & Erling Jepson of Grand Bend and many other friends, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Hjalmar & Ida (Thygesen) Persson and brother Poul Persson. At Ulla’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating. Interment Sunset Villa Cemetery, Puslinch at a later date. If desired memorials to the Huron County OSPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Orillia, Toronto