DRURY, Margaret ‘Peggy’ a resident of Chatham

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Drury, Margaret Photo WinceeDRURY, Margaret “Peggy”

 A resident of Chatham, Margaret “Peggy” Drury (O’Rourke), passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Saturday, September 13, 2014, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents Harold & Dorothy (Jackson) O’Rourke, brother Robert O’Rourke (2010), sister Judith O’Rourke (1952), and son Paul Drury (1984). Loving mother to Michael Drury, Scott Drury, David Drury, Richard Drury, Barbara Drury, Robbie Drury. Forever missed by her grandson Brandon. Survived by sister-in-law Rosemary, brother Frank (Judy) O’Rourke, and sisters Nancy (Wayne) Ramboer, Joyce (Jack) Turkington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Peggy loved her family, children, and especially her greatest treasure her grandson Brandon. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 52 Croydon Street, Chatham on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a donation in memory of Margaret “Peggy” Drury are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

VASICEK, Mary Ann, of Blenheim, ON

Posted by on September 14, 2014

Vasicek, mary photoVASICEK, Mary Ann, a resident of Blenheim, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the age of 90. Cherished daughter of the late Stephen & Mary Vasicek (Bartosek). Loving sister to Lloyd & Sheila Vasicek, of Sherwood, AB, Charles & Bessie Vasicek, of Blenheim and the late John Vasicek (1943). Mary is survived by seven nieces and nephews throughout Ontario and Alberta. A Memorial Service will be had at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Mary to the O.S.P.C.A of Chatham-Kent and the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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KISER (Hardey), Mary Margaret ‘Peggy’, of Sarnia

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Kiser, Peggy-resizedKISER (Hardey) Mary Margaret ‘Peggy’, a resident of Sarnia and formerly Chatham, passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her parents John & Mary Kiser (Moorehouse). Devoted wife of William (Bill) Kiser. Loving mother of Carol & Bob Shrumm, of Sarnia, Wayne & Susan Kiser, of London, Tracy Kiser, of London, and Gregg & Kim Kiser, of Grimsby. Cherished grandmother of Jason (Lisa), Shon (Catherine), Leigh, Jennifer (Chris), Jocelyn, Jillian, Julie and Crystal and grandmother of 9 great-grandchildren and of 4 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister to Elliott & Corinne Hardey, of Chatham and Betty French, of Grimsby. Peggy is survived by several nieces and nephews. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. A Funeral Service will immediately follow with the Rev. Canon Vicars Hodge officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Peggy to the Alzheimer’s 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, Sarnia

Skalecki, Stefan (Steve), a resident of Chatham

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Skalecki,StefanSkalecki, Stefan (Steve), a resident of Chatham. Stefan Skalecki passed away on Thursday September 4, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 94. Born in the Ukraine, son of the late Lukacz & Anastazia (Kobak) Skalecki. He is survived by his wife Zofia (Mychaluk) Skalecki; stepdaughter Ivanka  Juzkiw (Marian), stepson  Miroslaw Mark Wajda; grandchildren Olen Olafson (Lane), Taras Juzkiw (Natalia), and Alexandra Juzkiw; great grandchildren, Elianna, Isabella, Ksenia, Daria and Melania. Steve moved to Chatham in 1973 where he became a custodian at the John N Given School, a job he thoroughly enjoyed.  Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Chatham on Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Eugene Halitsky of St. Vladimir and Olga Parish, Windsor officiating.  Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Steve to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated.   Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COURTICE, Noel Clark. Chatham, ON

Posted by on September 4, 2014

Courices, NoelCOURTICE, Noel Clark.  A resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 83. Predeceased by his parents Frederick & Thelma Courtice (Smith). Beloved husband to the late Shirley Anne Courtice (Needham) (2010). Loving father of Douglas & Jennifer Courtice, of Chatham, and Heather & Terry Coleman, of Grimsby. Cherished grandfather of Erin & Jacqueline Courtice, Trevor, Rowan & Devon Swann, Matthew & Sarah Coleman. Dear brother of Elaine Butler (James), of Brandon, MB, and the late James Courtice. Noel is survived by his sisters-in-law Lorraine Huffman (Richard) and Bonnie Mooder (Robert). Noel is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Noel was a retired pharmacist and an avid photographer, gardener and traveller. Noel enjoyed spending time with his family and boating. He was a former member of the Chatham Granite Club and Maple City Golf & Country Club. He was the past president of the Canadian Cancer Society (Chatham). Noel was a Rotarian & Recipient of the Paul Harris fellowship and a member of the Chatham Camera Club. Noel donated many hours to local charities as volunteering was a significant part of his life. Noel cherished his close circle of friends. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Monday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Sprucedale United Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tyler Powell officiating. Donations in memory of Noel to the Chatham-Kent Hospice and Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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SCHMITCHEN: Edward Albert ‘Ed’ of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on September 2, 2014

 A resident of Wasaga Beach, Ed Schmitchen passed away at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 64. Born in Chatham-Kent, Edward was the son of Mary Schmitchen and the late Edward Schmitchen (1996). Beloved husband of 33 years to Rebecca Shea. Loving father of Yolanda (Michael Slater). Proud grandfather of Max. 

Dear brother to Bob (Debbie), Valerie (Matthew Pill) and Veronica. Predeceased by his brothers Dan (2005) and Christopher (2010). Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends, extended family and his close group of Givers. Ed played in the East Kent Rural Hockey League in Ridgetown and Blenheim for many years. He also enjoyed working at the Ag School in Ridgetown. For the last three years, Ed has thoroughly enjoyed playing with his grandson. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown at 11:00a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014. Cremation has taken place. Donations made in memory of Ed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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TURNER, Georgina Mary (1927-2014)

Posted by on August 21, 2014

TURNER, Georgina Mary (1927-2014)

Georgina Turner passed away peacefully on August 19, 2014 at Westmount Gardens in London in her 88th year. She is predeceased by her husband John (2007) and her parents, Joseph and Frances Pistek. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Elaine of London. Georgina and John farmed in Orford Township and moved to Ridgetown in 1990. They were avid dancers, gardeners and antiquers. At Georgina’s request there will be no Funeral Service. A Private Family Ceremony will be held at a later date. Georgina’s daughter would like to thank the staff at Westmount Gardens for all their care and support. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. Let the dancing begin! McKinlay Funeral Home 76 Main Street East, Chatham 519-674-3141

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McKeone, Josephine, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on August 19, 2014

McKeone photo1resizedMcKEONE (McAlorum), Josephine. “Well travelled, well read, well lived” This is the story of our dear mother Jo who passed away on August 18, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in the comforting arms of her daughter Norma. It began in 1923 when Jo was born to James and Annie McAlorum and was a loving sister to all her brothers and sisters. Surviving brothers Bobby and Billy and sister Aggie stopped by to visit during her hospitalization and also at St. Andrew’s Residence. She was married to Alfred Down until his death in active service for his country during WWll in the Netherlands. Later she married James and was the proud mother to Lois (Bob) Cowper, Virginia (Les) Trelenberg and Norma (Ken) Demers. After Jim passed away in 1997, Jo got her driver’s license and started her travels! Her travels took her to wonderful places including an Alaskan cruise with Virginia, a trip to Quebec City and Montreal and a trip to Scotland and Ireland with Lois and Bob and again with brother Bobby and niece Mary Eleanor, visits to as far away as Vancouver by plane and as short as weekend trips to Essex in her car. Her local drives around Chatham took her to dinner and a cold beer or a movie with Norma or Saturday morning coffee with the gang. As an avid reader she was always willing to share a book review with anyone and if you were lucky she would give you her copy of her latest favourite. Her love of reading has been passed along especially to her great grand kids. Jo was the proud grandmother to James (Tricia) Cowper, Stacey (Jamie) Paquette, Katie (Neil) Demers and Kelly Demers. These four continue her story by adding eight beautiful great grandchildren; Taylyn, Jayce, Emmit and Jett Paquette, Zoe and Gavin Cowper, Keane Demers and Kashlindh Demers. During her time at Caleb Village she shared fond memories with her friends there and will be especially missed by Sophie Kaloyanis. Lois and Virginia are eternally grateful to Norma for her selfless love and care of our mother when we weren’t able to be there. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 &7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, Chatham, on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Venerable Paul Millward officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Jo to the War Amps or the Ronald McDonald House would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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CLENDENNING: Ethel of Harwich Township

Posted by on August 15, 2014

CLENDENNING: Ethel (nee Beck) – 
A resident of The Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown and formerly of Harwich Township, Ethel Clendenning passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in her 93rd year. Born in Chatham, Ethel was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mae (Moore) Beck. Beloved wife of the late Fraser Dunbar Clendenning (2006). Loving mother of Linda Terry (Bob) of Blenheim and Bill Clendenning (Linda) of Harwich Township. Proud grandmother of Greg Terry (Val) of Chatham, Russell Clendenning (April) of Harwich Township, Cathryn Dick (Jason) of Harwich Township and Janet Clendenning of Vancouver. Dear Nana to Alana and Makenna Terry. 

Dear sister to Madge Duff of Collingwood and Lloyd Beck (Rusty) of Minnesota. Predeceased by her siblings Fred Beck, Ella Prail, Freda Simpson, Rene Crosbie, John Beck and Harold Beck. Sister-in-law to Dorothy Beck, Norma Rowe (John), Kate Clendenning and Jack Kerr (Coleen). Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. 

Ethel served in the R.C.A.F. during World War II. She thoroughly enjoyed golfing and curling and was a proud member of the Blenheim Golf Club and the Golden Acres Curling Club. 

Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday 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 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 with Pastor Ed Nicol officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Ethel to the Parkinson Society or Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated. 

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KOACHES(Kocsis), Alexander, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on August 12, 2014

Alex Koaches photo resizedKOACHES (Kocsis), Alexander, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his parents Charles & Elizabeth Kocsis (Lapis). Beloved husband to Jean Koaches (Jones) of 62 years. Loving father of Ronald Koaches, of Edmonton, Barbara & Robert Snary, of Chatham, Jordan Koaches, of Chatham, Cheryl Koaches, of Chatham, Karen Pitts, of Chatham, and the late infant Timothy. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas & Jennifer Snary, of London, Brandi Snary (Matthew), of Chatham and Spencer Koaches, of Edmonton. Predeceased by his brothers Charles, Leslie & Steve Koaches. Dear brother-in-law to Jenny Koaches, of Hamilton. Alex is survived by several nieces and nephews. Alex will be dearly missed by special friends, the Gagnier family. Alex adored his grandchildren and his canine companion, Benji. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Gregory Drive Alliance Church on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gord Reynolds officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Alex to London Health Sciences Centre-Oncology Department and Gideon Bibles would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Charron, Maxine, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on August 6, 2014

Charron, Maxine, a resident of Chatham. Evelyn Pearl Maxine Charron, 79, died Tuesday August 5, 2014 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, after a long struggle with Huntington’s for over 20 years. Born in Ridgetown, daughter of the late Herbert & Lena (Johnson) Osborne.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Charron (2012). Loving mother of Bill & Sandra Charron, Chatham; Murray & Yvette Charron, Chatham; Nancy & John Sennema, Red Deer, Alberta; Patsy & Kevin Sowers, Chatham; Tim & Christine Charron, Chatham; and the late Greg Charron (2008). Mother-in-law of Barb Charron, Chatham. Cherished Grandmother of David & Elissa, Krysten & Brady, Tyler, Jenna, Adam & Amanda, Katie, Justin, Jordan, Kaylee, Brett, Rebecca and Emma. Great Grandmother of Hudson, Maeve, Kinsley, Paisley and Asher.  Sister of the late Marion Newcombe; Alex Osborne and Ross Osborne.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service will be held with Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.  Donations in memory of Maxine to the Huntington’s Society would be appreciated.

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Caron, Cliff, a resident of Ridgetown

Posted by on August 4, 2014

Caron, Cliff, a resident of Ridgetown. Cliff Caron died Sunday August 3, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor at the age of 62. Born in Chatham, son of the late Roland & Magdelina (Demers) Caron. Beloved husband of Wendy (Pollock) Caron for 26 years. Dear father of Jeremy (Sandy) Caron, Thamesville; Matt (Kelly Johnson) Caron, R.R. #2, Morpeth and Sheryl Caron, Blenheim. Brother of Diane (Eskritt) Williamson, Listowel; Leo  (Carol) Caron, Muirkirk and a late infant brother Raymond. Also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Son-in-law of Geri Pollock, Ridgetown and her friend Wayne Rumble.. Brother-in-law of Jim (Jill) Pollock, Chatham. A special feline friend Bobby. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 76 Main St.,E., Ridgetown on Wednesday August 6, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Cliff to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Brain Tumour Foundation or Ducks Unlimited would be appreciated.

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RATHWELL, Harold Aubrey, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on August 3, 2014

haroldrathwellRATHWELL, Harold Aubrey, a resident of Chatham, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 81. Predeceased by his parents Harold & Arta Rathwell (Taggart). Beloved husband to Shirley Rathwell (Baynton) for 60 years. Loving father of Allan Rathwell, of Chatham, and Randy (Connie) Rathwell, of London. Cherished grandfather of Scott (Jenna) Rathwell, of London, and Sheri (Lee) Bray, of London. Loving great-grandfather of Cole and Riley. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen and Roma. Harold is survived by several nieces and nephews. Harold retired from Chatham Hydro after 41 years. He was a former member of the Chatham Kiltie Band and later formed his own orchestra called the Mello-Tones. Harold enjoyed golf and coached in the Chatham minor baseball system. Special thanks to the staff at Copper Terrace, Riverview Gardens, the PSWs of Bayshore, Dr. Parry and both the medical staff and nursing staff at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Family to receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m with Rev. Susan Jolley officiating. Entombment to follow at the Maple Leaf Mausoleum, Chatham. Donations in memory of Harold to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and 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

HOOKTWITH, Orrin a resident of Rondeau

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Picture for PaperHOOKTWITH, Orrin

 

Orrin Hooktwith died peacefully with his family by his side after a short illness endured with dignity and strength. Predeceased by his wife, of 53 years, Lenora Jean (Gilbert) Hooktwith. Father to Rod & Nancy (Leef) Hooktwith. Loving grandfather to Sam and Max. Older brother to Thelma Lee Parsonnage, and brother-in-law to Barb Gilbert, Jo & Bob Leach, Janet Gilbert and Mac Holmes. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

 

Orrin was born in Wallaceburg on February 16, 1930, son of the late Kline & Gladys Hooktwith. He was a long time resident of Chatham. Committed member and volunteer to local clubs like the Kinsmen, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1692, Chatham, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 185, Blenheim. He devoted countless hours to the Canadian Power Squadron, where he instructed 100’s of Chatham-Kent boaters. Orrin spent many years servicing C-K boaters, working at the Boathouse, Merritt Marine, and Maple City Marine where he bought, sold, and serviced 1000’s of new or used power boats.

 

He spent his last years enjoying life, travelling between Rondeau, Ontario and Port Charlotte, Florida, making new friends and becoming a Saturday night sensation at karaoke hour bringing Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to a younger generation.

 

Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Ven. Paul Millward officiating. Cremation to follow. The family requests that donations be made in memory of Orrin Hooktwith to the Moose Lodge 1692, Chatham or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 185, Blenheim as both organizations contribute to the local community and do good work for those in need. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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BANKS, Lawrence George, of Charing Cross, ON

Posted by on July 28, 2014

BANKS, Lawrence George, a resident of Charing Cross, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014 at his residence at the age of 82. Dear son of the late Edward & Irene Banks (McQueen). Beloved husband to Frances (Nee Kocis) for 57 years. Loving father of Brian Banks, of Charing Cross, Pamela (Greg) Fayarchuk, of Burlington, Heather Banks, of London, Virginia Banks, of Chatham and Grant (Donna) Banks, of London. Cherished grandfather to Lorne, Megan & Olivia Fayarchuk and Claire & Michael Banks. Dear brother to Ted (Dorothy) Banks, of Blenheim, Betty McMath, of Chatham and Carol Banks-Malough, of Mexico. Lawrence is survived by several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Lawrence’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with a private family gathering to follow. Donations in memory of Lawrence to the Chatham-Kent Hospice and Charity of Your Choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COOKE, Lisa Marie a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 28, 2014

COOKE, Lisa Marie

 A resident of Chatham, Lisa Marie Cooke, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 51. Born in Chatham, daughter of Lucien Tourlouse & the late Rosine Tourlouse (2009). Loving wife to Steve Cooke. Step-mother to Jaime McCallum (Ian Smith), and Dale Cooke (Andra). Bauban will be missed by her grandchildren Bella, Sophia, and Alex McCallum, Casey and Carter Cooke. Sister to Mark Tourlouse (Joanne), Monica Glassford (Bob). Missed by her nieces and nephews Bradley McFadden, Robert McFadden (Kelly), Matthew Glassford (Laurie). Lisa was a well respected Figure Skating Coach for the Chatham Figure Skating Club and the Maple City Ice Crystals. You will be greatly missed, you are such a beautiful women. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Lisa Cooke to the O.S.P.C.A Chatham-Kent would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VIDLER, Hartley Robert, Erieau, ON

Posted by on July 28, 2014

Vidler, Hartley paperVIDLER, Hartley Robert, a resident of Erieau, passed away peacefully at his residence with his devoted daughter Connie Vidler by his side on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved husband to the late Mary Lou (2007). Loving father of the sunshine in his life, Connie Vidler (Dan Thomas) of Erieau and the late Robert ‘Bob’ Vidler (1973). Cherished grandfather of Robert Demeurichy (Sarah), Richard Demeurichy (Mark), Ryan Demeurichy (Amy), Lori Turner and Chris Thomas. Dear great-grandfather of Deacon and Declan ‘Charlie’ Demeurichy, Taylor and Luke Turner, and Daisy Wood. Predeceased by his brothers John, OJ and George Vidler. Hartley will be dearly missed by his loving sister Mary Remington and his best buddy and travelling companion, Gordon McCormick. Hartley was committed to this tiny fishing village. His heart and soul was Erieau. His love for Erieau could be seen on his license plate. He was an Entrepreneur, Council Member from 1970-1975, School Board, Cub and Sea Scout Master, Sertoma Club President, Erieau Fireman, Search & Rescue, Coast Guard Auxiliary, First Rescue Unit Established out of Erieau with the Bobby V, Chartered President, Erieau Ice Company. He was the owner and operator of the Erieau Packers, Erieau Marina and President of Erieau Lands. Hartley was a loving husband and father that saw that his family was well taken care of and he did this all on a grade eight education. With all his credentials, Hartley was very down to earth, humble, and had a great sense of humour that showed through the poems he wrote. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. As a boss, he never expected his employees to do anything he wouldn’t do and would work side by side until all the fish were packed. He would rather be in the background doing and giving, rather in the forefront receiving accolades. Hartley left a book with instructions that read “Keep it short, I hate long goodbyes!” and on the last page, “Hey! This is the last funeral I am going to!” He’s a guy who liked radish sandwiches, fishing, his family, and was always looking for a bargain and considered it a splurge to buy a new pair of shoes over $20. Perhaps there is a little “Hartley” in all of us. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park St, Blenheim, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Tim Joyce officiating. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hartley to the Erieau Fire Department, St. Paul’s Anglican Church and Word of Life Church-Blenheim, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Daniels, Wayne, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 27, 2014

Daniels,Wayne1Daniels, Wayne, a resident of Chatham. Wayne Daniels died suddenly on Friday July 25, 2014 at University Hospital, London at the age of 56. Born in Chatham, Ontario, son of the late Reginald & Bernadette (Laprise) Daniels. Beloved husband of Donna (Reid) Daniels. Dear father of  Jeff (Sarah) Daniels, Merlin and Tricia (Brian) Speelman, Chatham. “Umpa” of Braydon, Reid, Alana, Brielle and Camryn. Brother of Betty Daniels, Chatham; Rick (Janice) Daniels, Chatham; Jamie (Joanne) Daniels, Chatham; Gloria Millson, London and Reginald (Jr) (Tammy) Daniels, Chatham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Wayne loved spending time with his grandchildren and at South Buxton Raceway. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Tuesday July 29, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers in Wayne’s memory to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Autism Ontario would be appreciated.

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Cooper, Ruth, a resident of Blenheim and formerly Ridgetown

Posted by on July 27, 2014

Cooper, Ruth, a resident of Blenheim and formerly Ridgetown. Ruth Cooper died Saturday July 26, 2014 at the Blenheim Community Village at the age of 91.Born in Howard Township, Ontario daughter of the late Lance and Bertha (Spence) Devereux. Beloved wife of the late James Tate Cooper (1995). Dear mother of Glenn Cooper and wife Carol of Oakville, Nancy Laverne and husband Peter of Toronto, David Cooper and wife Karen of Sleepy Hollow, Doug Cooper and wife Lorie of Chatham and Perry Cooper and wife Janet of Jasper, AB. Grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 4. Predeceased by brothers Ralph, Harold, Glen and Walter. Also survived by sisters-in-law Rosemarie Devereux, Ridgetown; Fran Devereux, London and several nieces and nephews. Ruth was a Registered Nurse and for many years an active member of the Ridgetown Golf & Curling Club and Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church.  Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 76 Main St.,E., Ridgetown on Tuesday July 29, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12 noon. The Funeral Service will follow at 12 Noon with Grandson Jason Cooper officiating.  Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations in Memory of Ruth to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation would be appreciated.   Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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METCALFE, Dave a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metcalfe, Dave WinceeMETCALFE, Dave

 Dave Metcalfe, Lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and dealer, passed away suddenly at Tomiko Lake, July 18, 2014 at the age of 72.  Beloved husband and friend of Sharon (nee McKeen) for 46 years.  Loving father of Peter and his wife Cheryl, Matt and his wife Alison. Cherished Grandpa of Alex, Mackenzy, Andrew, Nicholas, Colin, Abby and Courtney. Dear Brother to Ellen & Lynn Davison, John & Liz, and Paul & Carol. Dave built a life for himself and his family around his love for motorcycles, enjoying two wheels on the pavement and four wheels in the dirt.  He and Sharon owned D&M Cycle for over 30 years, enjoying many friendships with motorcycle enthusiasts and fellow dealers.  He gave back to his community through fundraisers in support of Muscular Dystrophy, Toy Rides for The Salvation Army, and drives for local food banks.  Dave celebrated his retirement by fulfilling a life time desire to ride historic Route #66 from Chicago to Los Angles, sharing the experience with his brother John.  A longtime member of the Kent Cloverleaf Conservation Club and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Dave loved spending time with his grandchildren, and hunting, fishing and four-wheeling in the north with his friends and family. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, July 23 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A Private Family Service and Internment will take place at Tomiko Lake.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, or Chatham Active Lifestyle (Woodworking Shop) in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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HUXLEY, Juliette

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Huxley, Julie Photo WINCEEHUXLEY, Juliette J. (nee Van Goethem) (Ceil Kiekens)

 Juliette J. Huxley (nee Van Goethem) (Ceil Kiekens) went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2014. She smiled, knowing she would meet again her beloved son, Richard who left us in 1967, so early in his life, her loving husband Reg who reluctantly slipped from this earth in 1998 and her parents Marie & Alphonse Van Goethem. Born in Beveren, East Flanders, Belgium, December 17, 1921, Juliette is also predeceased by her husband John C. Kiekens, her sisters Emily (George) Courteaux, Rachel (Robert) Jacobs, and dear friends Marie Fraleigh and Reverend John B. Clark. Julie leaves behind her daughter Nancy (Kiekens) and husband Jim Lamphear of Croswell, MI, daughter-in-law, Judy Kiekens of London, ON. Grandchildren Christopher (Shannon) Kiekens, Deborah (John) Keeling, Steven (Thom Morrisey) Lewis, Michael (Liz Daly) Lewis, Kimberly Lewis, 3 step-grandsons Jeffrey, Christopher, Scott Lamphear, and 17 great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, and her favourite nephew Bradley Jacobs. Sadness fills our hearts, knowing that we can no longer hear her voice, but gladness takes its’ place taking faith that she is in the arms of her loved ones that she missed so deeply. Julie was a 67 year member of the St. Ursula’s Catholic Womens League of which she was a founding member and Past President. She was also a member of the Marion Auxillary League and the Ontario Real Estate Board. Special thanks to the staff at Eden Villa, special friends Sandee Campbell and Mary Jean Horne, the staff at the CKHA Chatham in particular Danielle Cogghe & Jeanette Peltier of the continuing care unit. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. CWL Prayers will be held at 6:45 with Parish Prayers to follow. Funeral Mass time has been changed and will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ursula’s Catholic Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Ave West, Chatham. Tributes of Remembrance will be heard at the church prior to the celebration at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Juliette Huxley to the Heart & Stroke Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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SMITH, Carol Marie, of Ridgetown, ON

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Smith, Carol1SMITH (Nee Stirling), Carol Marie, a resident of Ridgetown, is now resting in the arms of Jesus after passing away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 72. Dear daughter of the late Eugene & Edith Stirling (Cleave). Beloved wife to Gary Burke. Loving mother of Carolyn Glasier, of Chatham, Maureen (Chris) Kelly, of Burlington, Suzanne (Michael) Williamson, of Oakville and Michael Smith (Kendra), of Calgary. Cherished grandmother to Samuel, Amanda, Connor, Hannah, Julia, Tanner, Will, Hayden, Carson and Harlyn. Dear sister to Barbara Hillman (Douglas), of Tilbury and Neil (Kim) Stirling, of Chatham. Carol is survived by several nieces and nephews. Carol loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Carol was well loved and loved well. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Donna Green officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Tilbury. Donations in memory of Carol to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-ICU would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’

Posted by on July 16, 2014

templemanpicture1TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 76. Dear daughter of the late Henry & Helen Templeman (Oulds). Loving mother of Kevin Botterill, of Chatham, Marsha & Brad Fishleigh, of St. Thomas, Belinda Michelle Shepherd, of Sarnia and the late Brian, Stacey and Kim Botterill. Cherished grandmother to 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Judith Martin, of Hamilton, Eric Templeman, of Wallaceburg, Sandra & Allan McIntyre, of Chatham, and the late Dick and Linda Templeman. Margaret is survived by several nieces and nephews. Margaret was very proud of the many years she worked as a cook at the William Pitt Hotel. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. William Vanderveeken officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Margaret to the London Health Sciences Centre-Head & Neck Disease Site would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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HOUGH, Yula a resident of Blenheim

Posted by on July 14, 2014

Hough, Yula WINCEEHOUGH, Yula

A resident of Blenheim, Yula Hough (nee Lampard), passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Blenheim Community Village. Born 92 years ago on September 21, 1921, daughter of the late Arthur & Myrtle Lampard. Cherished wife of the late William Hough (1987). Loving mother to Dennis & Angela Hough, and Karen Brackett of Blenheim. Proud grandmother to Steven Hough, David & LeeAnna Hough, Darryl Brackett, and great-grandmother to Jett Hough. Always remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Ivan Lampard (Ivy), and Fred Lampard. Yula taught Elementary School for the Lambton-Kent District School Board for many years, she was an active member of the Blenheim United Church, a past member of the Blenheim United Church UCW Unit 6, the Pandora Rebekah Lodge 42 Blenheim, the Blenheim Golden Acres Senior Bowling league and the Blenheim Senior Centre. Yula always thought of others first and enjoyed helping others through her many years of dedication to the Blenheim Ministerial Society preparing and delivering food baskets. Yula’s true passion was to travel whenever possible. . Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery to follow. Donations in memory of Yula Hough to the Heart & Stroke, or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Stanbury, Bonnie, a resident of Chatham and formerly Ridgetown.

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Stanbury, Bonnie Ann, a resident of Chatham and formerly Ridgetown. Bonnie Stanbury died

peacefully at her home in Chatham on Thursday July 10, 2014 at the age of 66.  Born in Chatham,

Ontario, daughter of the late Ronald and Geraldine (McPherson) Squire.  Beloved wife of Donald H.

  1. Dear mother of Dawn Morton (Tim) of Kelona B. C.; Susan Goodwin (Dan) of

Yellowknife, NWT.; and Aaron Reid, of Chatham.  Grandmother of Cara, Tanner, Calina,

Trinity  and Odin.  Sister of Linda Marchand of Chatham, Walt Squire (Ruth) of Chatham; Dave

Squire (Annette) of Tilbury, and the late  Bob Squire and Jim Squire. Sister-in-law of Caty Squire, of Texas. Friends will be  received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Monday July 14, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Bonnie to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated.

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