MITROVIC: Lucy of Chatham

Posted by on April 18, 2014

MITROVIC: Lucy – A resident of Chatham, Lucy Mitrovic passed away at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 73. Born in Chatham, Lucy was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Lekavy) Mitrovic. Stepdaughter of the late Victor Horvath. Stepsister to Margaret Furtah of Wallaceburg and the late Camy and Leo McMullen. Dear aunt to Angela, Kristen, Danny, Jay(Sharon), Richard (Michelle) and Rodney. Cousin to Edward (Linda) Trinacty of Chatham, Pat (David) McNeil of Owen Sound, Charlie (Linda) Lekavy of Chatham, Jim Lekavy of Chatham, Janice Lekavy of Chatham and Jay Lekavy of Oshawa. Much loved friend to James Hewitt, Vera Dickson and Larry Claeys, all of Chatham. Lucy retired from Union Gas after over 37 years of service. She loved dogs and cats and will be greatly missed by her four legged feline companion Oliver. As per Lucy’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family interment to be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date. Donations made in memory of Lucy to the OSPCA Chatham-Kent or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to: 

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459 St. Clair Street, Chatham
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KNIGHTS: Eileen (nee Johnston) of Blenheim and Mull

Posted by on April 17, 2014

KNIGHTS: Eileen (nee Johnston)– A lifelong resident of Blenheim and Mull, Eileen Knights passed away peacefully at the Blenheim Community Village on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in her 102nd year. Born in Harwich Township, Eileen was the daughter of the late Watson and Margaret (Lenover) Johnston. Beloved wife of 59 years to the late Clarence Knights. Mother of John Knights (Sally) of Mull and Ann Morrison (Jack) of Chatham. Predeceased by her daughter Mary Sutherland (late Bill) and her son Bill ‘Stub’ Knights. Survived by her daughter-in-law Donna Knights. Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers Vera Pickering Sinclair, Arthur Johnson, George Johnston, Gladys Cory and Lyle Johnston. Eileen was a lifelong member of the Ridge Community Church and had worked for many years at Giffin Grain. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11:00a.m. with Rev. Wanda Burse officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Eileen to the Ridge Community Church and the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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141 Park Street, Blenheim
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Vujanovic, Nick a resident of Chatham

Posted by on April 16, 2014

Vujanovic, Nick Photo (WinCE)Vujanovic, Nick

A resident of Chatham and “Cuba”, Nick Vujanovic, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 76. Loving husband of Helene (Roy) Vujanovic, proud father of Peter & Kim Vujanovic, and grandfather of Alexander. Brother to Veljko, Mira, Rada, Rajko, and the late Mikan. Missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Nick enjoyed his life to the fullest. Cremation has taken place. Private Interment at Pain Court Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Nick Vujanovic to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Laprise, Justin Lorne, a resident of Charing Cross.

Posted by on April 13, 2014

Laprise, Justin Lorne, a resident of Charing Cross. Justin Laprise died suddenly on Friday April 11, 2014 at the age of 28. Born in Chatham, he was the beloved son of Roger & Patricia (Gilbert) Laprise of Charing Cross. Dear brother of Melissa (Isaac) Vandervliet, Chatham.  Special uncle to Owen & Xander Vandervliet. Grandson of Barbara (the late Walter) Gilbert and the late Augustine & Mary Jeanne Laprise. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Justin was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his 4X4 Trucks and his special canine friend Triton. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Susan Jolley officiating. Cremation to follow with Interment at a later date. Donations in memory of Justin to the Chatham-Kent OSPCA  or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated.

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HEYBOER: Mona of Chatham, fomerly of Turin Line

Posted by on April 10, 2014

Heyboer Mona winceHEYBOER: Mona (nee Heersma)- A resident of Meadow Park, and formerly of Turn Line, Mona Heyboer passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the age of 78. Born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Mona was the daughter of the Albert and Janna (Oostema) Heersma. Beloved wife of 54 years to Peter Heyboer. Loving mother of Jane of Ridgetown, Peter of Turn Line and Ken (Heather) of Ridgetown. Proud grandmother of Janine (Matt), Jenelle, Ryan and Josh all of Ridgetown. Sister to Abie Heersma (Dorothy) of Chatham. Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Mona was very active in the church. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Donations made in memory of Mona to the Alzheimer Society or Turin United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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76 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario 
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COATSWORTH: Thomas William of Blenheim

Posted by on April 8, 2014

Coatsworth, Thomas0002 (Mobile)COATSWORTH: Thomas William, Sr. A resident of R.R.#2 Blenheim, Tom Coatsworth Sr. passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Chatham on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 83. Born in Blenheim, Tom was the son of the late Frank and Bernice (Townsend) Coatsworth. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Jane Coatsworth (nee Belbin). Dear father of Tom Coatsworth Jr. (Christie Dawson) of R.R. # 2 Blenheim, Bob Coatsworth and his wife Marianne of R.R.#4 Blenheim, and Cathy Coatsworth Finch and her husband Mark of R.R.#2 Blenheim. Grandfather of Jordan Coatsworth (Heather Visser), Laurel Coatsworth, Marlee Finch, and Laura Finch. Brother of Pat Thompson and her husband Wes of Blenheim, and the late Marjorie and Jack Nichols, and Betty and Jetze DeBoer. Brother-in-law to the late Robert Belbin. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends, extended family as well as his weekly round table. Tom met Jane in Rondeau Park in 1956 and they married shortly thereafter. He worked alongside Jane on the family farm for his entire life. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m and on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Terris officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Tom to Compassion Canada or Operation Smile Canada would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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141 Park Street, Blenheim
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Dierickse, Peter Nestor

Posted by on April 8, 2014

Dierickse 1 (WinCE)Dierickse, Peter Nestor, a resident of Chatham. Peter Dierickse, devoted husband, father & grandfather, died Monday April 7, 2014 at the Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham at the age of 73. Born in Chatham, son of the late Peter & Maria Julia (D’Hondt) Dierickse. Beloved husband for 50 years of Barbara Ellen (Twigg) Dierickse. Dear father of Bradley (Patricia) Dierickse, Essex; Gregory (Heather) Dierickse, Shanghi, China and Andrew (Jie) Dierickse, Waterloo. Grandfather of Sarah, Evan, Madeleine, Benjamin, Amanda & Joshua. Dear brother of Annie Hartford; June (Vincent) Mailloux; Doris McGuire; and the late Leon (Shirley) Dierickse; Francis Dierickse;  Celina (Frederick) French; Rose (Lorne) Foulis and baby sister Margaret  Dierickse. Brother-in-law of Marie Dierickse and the late Charles Hartford & Patrick McGuire. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Peter was full of energy and love. He was always there to lend a helping hand, and devoted his life to support his family and friends. Peter retired from Overland TNT Transport, after 30 years of service.  He very much enjoyed having coffee with the boys. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Peter to the Parkinson Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated.

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LENOVER: Leota Lavina ‘Oatie’ of Chatham

Posted by on April 5, 2014

Lenover, OatieLENOVER: Leota Lavina “Oatie” – Died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Chatham, Ontario. Oatie will be deeply mourned by her husband of 65 years, Keith Lenover; her beloved children, Linda Lahey (Larry), Chatham; Michael Lenover (Sherry), Chatham and Janet Lenover (Anne Campbell), Waterdown; her cherished grandchildren, Christopher Lahey (Nikki Petyanszki), Hong Kong; Shae Lahey, London; Alexandra Snyder (Duncan), Toronto, and Jacqueline Lenover, Toronto and a wide circle of relatives and lifelong friends. Oatie was born in Charing Cross on July 8, 1924 and was the last surviving member of her immediate family, predeceased by her brother, Harry Hunter and sisters, Agnes Johnston and Etta Youngs. Oatie enjoyed a long and productive life in Chatham where she and Keith raised their family. She was never happier than when her family would gather together. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she was always delighted by visits from her grandson, Chris and granddaughters Alex, Shae and Jackie. Oatie was a woman of exceptional qualities and her indomitable spirit, fortitude and faith supported her throughout her life and especially in her declining health. Oatie was blessed with a sense of adventure, great spunk and a ready willingness to enjoy life to the fullest. She had a vitality and vibrancy that was admired by all who knew and loved her. Oatie’s joie de vivre was infectious; golf with her sisters, Ettie and Aggie was the stuff of legends as can be attested by her signature licence plate “I KNOW 9”. She was always ready for family trips, meals with friends and family, excursions to the U.S., fish dinners at Erieau or tranquil walks on the beach at Rondeau Park because they involved precious time with the people she cherished. Oatie had an encyclopedic knowledge of all her relatives and kept up loving connections with many of them. Oatie was an active member of the Chatham Baptist Church for many years and was involved in all church and community events. She was a dedicated volunteer with Meals on Wheels for over 25 years and an active member of the Indian Creek Golf Club. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 2:00–4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 with Rev. Alex Moir officiating. Cremation has already taken place. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made in memory of Oatie to the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Palliative Care or Meals on Wheels would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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459 St. Clair Street, Chatham
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ONTONG, Baron ‘Barry’, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on April 5, 2014

scan0001 (WinCE)ONTONG, Baron ‘Barry’ Fred, a resident of Chatham, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the age of 74. Born in Cape Town, South Africa. Beloved husband to the late Kathleen Ontong (2013). Dear brother of Leslie, Lorraine and Cynthia, of South Africa. Cousin to Claudette, of South Africa. Barry leaves profound sadness in the hearts of his family and friends, including the Ellman and LeRoux families. Barry had a passion for cars and auto mechanics. He was a proud owner of several classics. Barry showed amazing courage, patience and optimism as he bravely battled cancer for several years. Barry retired after working at several GM dealerships in town. Family to receive friends at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Barry would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Murphy, Viola (Babcock), a resident of Chatham

Posted by on April 3, 2014

Murphy, Vi (WinCE)Murphy, Viola (Babcock), a resident of Chatham. Viola (Babcock) Murphy died Wednesday April 2, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 81. Born in Tecumseh Township, Ontario, daughter of the late Wesley & Mary Margaret (Keating) Varcoe. Dear companion of Gordon Jeffrey, Chatham. Beloved mother of Lance (Carol-Anne) Babcock, Chatham & Tammy (Gary) VanRoboys, Chatham. Grandmother of Nathan Babcock, Calgary; Joel Babcock, Toronto; Aaron (Danielle) VanRoboys, Chatham; Erica (Brian) Modde, Chatham; Maryia Shchepanouskaya, Chatham; Kate Shchepanouskaya, Chatham; and Cindy (Elliott) Wilson, Wabash.Great grandmother of Chase Modde; Baby VanRoboys (soon to arrive); and Hollie & Amanda Wilson. Predeceased by grandchildren Shawn & Nicole VanRoboys (1981). Sister of the late Evaleen Paige; Clarence Varcoe; Helen (Ernie) Matthews; Elva Kirby; Dorothy Apps; and Irvin Varcoe. Sister-in-law of Gladys Varcoe; Violet Glacier; Alma (Elwood) Champion & John Kirby. Also missed by several nieces, nephews and her loving canine companion Madi. Viola loved playing cards, golfing and gardening. She will be missed by her many kind and loving friends. Family and friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Friday April 4, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. John Anderson officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Viola to the Chatham-Kent Hospice, the OSPCA chatham-Kent or the CKHA Foundation would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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CARNEGIE: Leonard David ‘Len’ of Ridgetown, formerly of Highgate and Duart

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Carnegie, Leonard0001CARNEGIE: Leonard David “Len”– A resident of Ridgetown, and formerly of Highgate and Duart, Len Carnegie passed away at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the age of 90. Born in Duart, Len was the son of the late Cecil James and Myrtle Mae (McKinnon) Carnegie. Beloved husband of 68 years to Olive Mae “Dixie” (nee Leitch). Loving father of Linda Fleming (Rick) of Midland, Kathleen Mae Vandenheuvel (René) of R.R. #1 Muirkirk and Thomas David Carnegie (Laurel) of Strathroy. Proud grandfather of David Geelen, Jim Geelen, Dennis Geelen, Tammy Richards, Tracy Vanderlip, Todd Ameel, Jeffry Fleming, Danielle Fleming, Krista Carnegie and Kayla Carnegie. Great-grandfather of 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Rachel James (late Alex) of Wardsville. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Leonard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 335 Highgate, having served as President for 3 terms and later as Secretary/Treasurer. He saw action overseas during WWII with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, being wounded in Germany. Leonard had worked for Ontario Hydro for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was also a member of the former Duart Presbyterian Church since 1938, serving as an elder, on the board of managers, as a choir member and a Sunday school teacher. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 with Rev. John Guirin officiating. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Duart Cemetery at a later date. Donations made in memory of Len to the Duart Cemetery, the Salvation Army or St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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76 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario
(519)674-3141

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Cooper, Nancy June Ann; a resident of Chatham

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Cooper, Nancy June Ann, a resident of Chatham. June Cooper died Thursday March 27, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 73. Born in London, Ontario, daughter of the late Arthur & Hannah Blanche (Watkins) Purcell. Beloved wife of the late Virgil Thomas Junior Cooper (2004). Dear mother of Donald (Laurie) Mills, Kanata, ON; Derek (Christine) Bush, Blenheim; Sheila Nethersole, Chatham; Brian (Sharron) Cooper, Chatham; Owen (Mary) Cooper, Chatham and Christopher (Leslieann) Cooper, Chatham. Grandmother of several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of the late Jim Mills and Wilfred Mills. Sister-in-law of Ida Mills, London, and Ida Mae Mills, Belmont. Mrs. Cooper retired from Canada Post after 23 years were she was lead hand in the Blenheim Post Office. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday March 30, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with rev. David Tatsu officiating.  Interment to follow in MapleLeafCemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of June  to the Gideon’s or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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KESTELYN, George Oscar, of Pain Court, ON

Posted by on March 27, 2014

Kestelyn, George1 (WinCE)KESTELYN, George Oscar, a resident of Pain Court, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 62. Survived by his mother Georgina Kestelyn of Pain Court. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Kestelyn (2004). Loving father of Jessica Dietrich of Chatham, Karen Kestelyn of Chatham, Adrian Kestelyn of London and Rebecca Kestelyn (Cameron) of Chatham. Cherished grandfather to Quinten, Carson, Cole and the late Keegan (2006). Dear brother to Julie Gagner (Guy), Lucie Gales (Gord), Janet Raspburg (Warren) and Brenda Raspburg (Wayne). George is survived by many nieces and nephews. George cherished his life to the fullest doing things he loved, such as farming, wood working and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Sunday March 30, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers to be offered at 3:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 with Father Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to take place at ImmaculéeConceptionCemetery, Pain Court. Donations made in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Duffy, Geraldine Olga, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Legion CrestDuffy, Geraldine Olga, a resident of Chatham. Geraldine Duffy died Friday March 21, 2014 at RiverviewGardens, Chatham at the age of 90. Born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Johann Jozef & Ivy Olivia (Olive) Schijns. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Edward Duffy(1990). Dear mother of Ronna (Reg) Everitt, Chatham; Colleen (Barry) Dickson, Chatham; Joan (the late Paul, 2008) MacDonald, Blenheim; and Michael (Deb) Duffy, Oklahoma. Grandmother of several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Predeceased by one grandson Joseph Patrick McIntyre (1972). Sister of the late Orlando John Schijns; Ferdinand Antony Schijns; Edward James Schijns and Lydia Marie Maxwell. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Geraldine was a Veteren of WW II, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 628 and a retiree of the Public GeneralHospital, Chatham. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Monday March 24, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bill Capitano officiating.  Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Geraldine to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or  Charity of Choice would be appreciated.

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CUTHBERT, Stuart, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on March 18, 2014

Cuthber1 (WinCE)CUTHBERT, Stuart “Stu”, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 72. Beloved husband and best friend to Sandra for 46 years. Loving father of Scott & Rebecca Cuthbert, of Chatham, Todd & Debbie Cuthbert, of Tecumseh, and Julie Cuthbert, of Chatham. Cherished grand-father of Devon, Jacob, James, Mikayla & Brianna. Dear brother of Nancy Korcok and the late Janet Cuthbert. Brother-in-law to Diane McKnight (Cliff), Peter McKnight (Lil) and Glenn McKnight (Elizabeth). Stuart absolutely loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved his work with the Church. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at EmmanuelBaptistChurch on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Martin officiating. Private family interment to follow. Donations in memory of Stuart to Outreach For Hunger, Salvation Army or Neighbourhood Link would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Graham, Tom, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Graham copy (WinCE)Graham, John Thomas Grant, a resident of Chatham. Known and loved as Tom Graham, died Thursday March 13, 2014  at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Chatham Campus, a the age of 69. Born in Chatham, son of  the late Lou & Evelyn Graham. Beloved husband of Nancy S. (Lammens) Graham. Dear father of J.D. Graham (Susan), Stratford; Kelli Graham, Chatham and Tiffani Amato (Paul), Chatham. Grandfather of 4 grandchildren; Blair Graham, Paytn Graham, Taylr Graham-Amato, Olivia Amato and one great-grandchild, Laytn Graham. Brother of Geraldine Gutteridge (Warren), Merlin; Elaine Wilson (the late Ron), Chatham; Donna Botting (Bob), Chatham and the late Marjorie Graham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tom was dedicated to the Youth Bowling Council, the Maple City Slo Pitch Leaque and a long time member of the former Chatham Jaycees. Tom’s family extends a special thanks to Dr. McDonald and the staff of 4th floor CKHA-Chatham Campus for their dedication and hard work. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham, on Sunday March 16, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 and Monday March 17 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Tom to the Youth Bowling Council would be appreciated.

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BOKOR: James Augustine ‘Jim’ of Blenheim

Posted by on March 7, 2014

Bokor, James paperpsd (WinCE)BOKOR: James Augustine “Jim”– It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 81 with his loving and caring family by his side. Born in Rosewood, Manitoba to his late parents Michael Sr. and Veronika Bokor. Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years Gail (Cleveland) and their children, Ann Vlasschaert, Mike Bokor (Cindy) and Cathy Bokor. Predeceased by son, Rick Bokor (Brenda) (March 6, 2009). Loving grandfather of Ryan (Louisa), Matthew (Megan) and Jeremy (fiancée Heather) Vlasschaert; Kristy (fiancé Max) and Kelvin (friend Nathalie) Bokor; Chelsey Bokor, and Mitchell Bokor. Great-grandfather to Lauren and Emily Vlasschaert, Kavon Dennis and Nash Bokor. Dear brother to Cecilia Stewart (late Joe), Mike Bokor (Lillian), Frances Foster (late Charles) and Irene McCarron (Mike). Predeceased by his siblings Mary Istok (late Karl), Rose Van Torre (late Rene), Frank Bokor, Vera Bokor, John Bokor (late Deanna), Annie Bokor and Emilia Bokor. Step son-in-law to Isla May Cleveland. Brother-in-law to Sherry Schmahl, of Youngstown, NY, and Lee Ann Callendar of Keswick, ON. Predeceased by father-in-law Roy Cleveland, mother-in-law Elizabeth Alward (late Art) and sisters-in-law Nancy Drennan (late William) and Bonnie Dawson (Tom). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. When Jim was 10 years old his family moved to the Blenheim area, knowing friends from the west, and settled on the farm on the Eau Road. Jim and Gail were married in 1956 and raised their family in the Blenheim and Caledonia areas. Together they previously owned and operated Greatview Orchards and Farm Market which he enjoyed for many years. Jim’s off farm enjoyment was spending time at the cottage in north country, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Jim was an avid hockey fan. He enjoyed attending all his grandsons’ hockey games. Jim was a prior owner of the Blenheim Blades Junior C hockey team in the 1980’s and supported the Annual Atom/Peewee Tournament for 41 years. Jim also operated a sand and gravel and excavator business until his sudden failing health in 2002 which brought him into early retirement against his way of life and perfection. Jim resided for the last year of his life at the Blenheim Community Village. How a life can be changed in the blink of an eye. Enjoy today. You never know what tomorrow will bring. “Our miracle is at rest.” Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough St. N., Blenheim at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Jim to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DeBoer, Doug

Posted by on March 7, 2014

Doug DeBoer (WinCE)DEBOER, Douglas

A resident of Chatham and formerly of Owen Sound, Doug DeBoer, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 47.  Beloved husband to Joyce DeBoer (Vyn). Loving father to Jocelyn DeBoer, Kristen DeBoer both of Chatham. Cherished son of Hank & Shena DeBoer and son-in-law to Jack & Ann Vyn. Brother to Harry & Hilda DeBoer, Ken & Janice DeBoer, Ron & Karen DeBoer, and brother-in-law to Thelma & Rob Moesker, Annette & Ric Singor, Ellen & Ken Vandersluis, Grace & Bill Dieleman, Harold & Michelle Vyn. Forever missed by many nieces, nephews, and special friends Fred & Pam Smids, Pastor William Koopmans, Dawn, Mackenzie, Brandon, and Amy. Doug worked as Service Manager at MC Business Solutions for 27 years, he was an active member with a heart for serving others at Grace Christian Reformed Church.  Family to receive friends at the Grace Christian Reformed Church, 255 Tweedsmuir Ave West, Chatham on Monday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at the Church on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor William Koopmans officiating. Interment to follow in MapleLeafCemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Doug DeBoer to the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

McKay, Robert “Bob” a resident of Chatham

Posted by on March 7, 2014

 

McKay, Robert “Bob”

 

img03072014_213 (WinCE)A resident of Chatham, Robert “Bob” McKay, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the age of 80. Born in Miami, MB, son of the late Ralph & Elva McKay. Beloved husband of 50 years to Sharon McKay (McAskile). Loving father to Dr. Michael & Aynsley McKay of Napolian, Ohio, Steven & Sue McKay of London, Matthew & Denise McKay of Chatham. Grandfather to Adrian, Carter, Chloe, Colin, Raegan. Bob is survived by his sister Anne McKay of Chatham and sister-in-law Kay McKay, predeceased by siblings Dorothy McLarty (Murray), Bruce McKay, Donald McKay (Laura). Bob will be sadly missed by his black Cockapoo Coal, his best buddy. He worked in sales at Union Gas for 45 years, was a member of the Wellington Victory Lodge #46, Chatham, the Chatham Granite Club and the Blenheim Golf Course. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will take place at the Kent Club, 287 King Street West, Chatham on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 1:00 until 3:00p.m. Donations in memory of Robert McKay to the O.S.P.C.A Chatham-Kent or the St. Andrews Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

POMMAINVILLE, Leona a resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg

Posted by on March 6, 2014

Pommainville, Leona Picture (WinCE)POMMAINVILLE, Leona

A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, Leona Pommainville, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Copper Terrace Nursing Home at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late George Pommainville (1998). Loving mother to Paulette & Gary Monstrey of Wallaceburg. Grandmother to Byron & Shari Monstrey of Windsor, Duane Monstrey of London, and great-grandmother to Drake and Miles Monstrey. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Parish Prayers at 6:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at ImmaculeeConceptionChurch on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.with Fr. Michael Michon as celebrant. Interment at St.AnthonyCemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Leona Pommainville to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

MARTENS: Caroline Marie (nee De Cock) of Ridgetown

Posted by on March 5, 2014

MARTENS: Caroline Marie (nee De Cock)–A resident of Ridgetown, Caroline Martens passed away at her residence with her family at her side on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the age of 88. Born in Northwood, Ontario, Caroline was the daughter of the late Gustaaf and Germaine (De Gendt) De Cock. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Martens (2010). Dear mother of Madeline Vandeweghe and husband Bill of Blenheim, Joanne de Wit and husband Henk of Muirkirk, Rosalie Markham and husband Dale of London, Rene Martens and wife Sue of Ridgetown, Charles Martens of Blind River, Peter Martens and wife Barb of Ridgetown, Christine Casier and husband Terry of Blenheim, Lorraine McIntosh and husband Dave of Chatham, Agnes Bloxham and husband Cory of Chatham and Philip Martens and wife Brandi of Chatham.  Proud grandmother of 31 grandchildren. Great-grandmother of 17 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary Deprez of Kent Bridge. Predeceased by her two brothers Frank De Cock and  Joseph De Cock. Sister-in-law  to Lisa De Cock of Chatham, Marcella De Cock of Ridgetown, Sister Thecla Martens of London and Mary Moir of Ilderton. Predeceased her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Corrie De Cock, Charles Deprez, Rose and Hector Landuyt and Don Moir. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  Caroline was an active member at the St. Michael’s CWL and the Ridgetown Senior’s Centre. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held on Friday at 6:45 p.m. with CWL prayers to follow. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, 26 George Street, Ridgetown at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 with Fr. Mariaraj Irudayam as celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Caroline to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home
76 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario
(519)674-3141

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LEGEIN, Doris, of Blenheim, ON

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Doris Legein1 (WinCE)LEGEIN, Doris Margaret, a resident of Blenheim, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 62. Beloved wife and best friend to Henry for 45 years. Loving mother of Maria Pickering (Shawn) of Chatham, Janet Thorpe (Dave) of Tilbury and David Legein of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of Brandon & Trevor Thorpe and Tim Pickering. Pre-deceased by her brother Robert Mosey. Doris is survived by many nieces and nephews. Doris was a strong, loving and caring woman. She loved vacationing Down South and was known to be a “cruiser”. Doris could be counted on for anything and even at her worse, Doris always put her family and friends before herself. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Doris to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

RANKIN: John Gray of Dover Centre

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Newspaper -Rankin Family-39RANKIN: John Gray – A lifelong resident of Dover Centre, John Rankin passed away at his residence with his family at his side on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the age of 69. Born in Chatham, John was the son of the late Robert and Elva (Gray) Rankin. Beloved husband of 45 years to Brenda (nee Osborne). Loving father of Robert Rankin (Lisa) and Jonanne Rankin (Bob Johnson), both of Chatham. Proud grandfather of Will and Rosie Rankin. Dear brother of Lillian Kuchmy, Laurel Rankin, Lowell Rankin (Lynn) and Steven Rankin. Predeceased by his sister Myrna French (1982), and brothers Gregory Rankin (2006) and Scott Rankin (2013). Brother-in-law to Judy Rankin and Sue Rankin. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. John was a quiet, hard-working man who farmed all of his life on the family farm. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 with the Rev. Kim Cooper officiating. Interment to follow at Owen Cemetery, Dover Township. Donations made in memory John to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dover Centre Congregational Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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459 St. Clair Street, Chatham
519-351-2040

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Windsor

OUELLETTE, Eugene Joseph of Chatham

Posted by on February 20, 2014

 

Ouellette, Eugene (WinCE)

OUELLETTE: Eugene Joseph

 

A resident of Chatham, Eugene Ouellette passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday February 19, 2014.  He was born in Chatham, 82 years ago, son of the late Francis & Blanche (Charron) Ouellette.  Beloved husband of Blanche (Gagnier) Ouellette.  Dear father of the late Richard Ouellette.  Grandfather and great grandfather to Corinna & Michele, and their families.  Eugene will be lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, as well as Blanche’s family.  Friends will be received at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 145 Victoria Avenue, Chatham on Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 10:00-11;00 a.m.  The Celebration of Funeral Mass will follow at the church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Bombardier, celebrant.  Interment of his urn will take place at St.AnthonyCemetery, Chatham at a later date.  In memory of Eugene, please consider a Mass Offering, or a donation to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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GOODAL: Bernard Joseph of Ridgetown

Posted by on February 20, 2014

GOODAL: Bernard Joseph – A resident of Ridgetown, Bernard Goodal passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the age of 85. Born in Pobedim, Slovakia, Bernard was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Faranec) Goodal. Beloved husband of 44 years to Fern (nee Sykes). Loving father of John Field and his wife Virpi Lipsanen. Proud grandfather of Julia M. Field and Matthew J. Field. Dear brother of Sr. Emerita ‘Louise’ Goodal of London, Louis Goodal and his wife Evelyn of Tillsonburg and Jerry Goodal and his wife Carolyn of Ridgetown. Predeceased by brothers John, Syl and William Goodal and sister Mary Rule. Brother-in-law to Lona Goodal and Joanne Goodal, both of Ridgetown and Bob Rule of Chatham. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Bernard was a graduate from the University of Toronto in Engineering, and received his Master’s Degree in Engineering at the University of Illinois. He was an Assistant Professor in Engineering at the University of Toronto while attending Law School at Osgoode Hall. Bernard practised law in Chatham for 30 years. He acted as Chairman for the Drainage Tribunal for the province of Ontario. Bernard spent two summers in the Arctic installing the Dew Line. He was actively involved in developing the southwest subdivision of Ridgetown and donated land to the town which assisted the construction of the T.R.E.E.S. Park. He was involved in the community and was a trustee at the Ridgetown Golf and Country Club. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 26 George Street, Ridgetown at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with Fr. Mariaraj Irudayam as celebrant. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory Bernard to the Canadian Cancer Society or the T.R.E.E.S. Memorial Forest would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home
76 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario 
(519)674-3141

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