Hudson, Bradford (Brad), a resident of Chatham

Posted by on November 17, 2014

Hudson, Bradford (Brad) Dean, a resident of Chatham. Brad Hudson died suddenly on November 15, 2014 at the age of 53. Born in Chatham, Ontario, son of the late William & Mary (Reiner) Hudson. Beloved husband of Michele (Smith) Hudson. Dear father of Tara (Mike ) Wilson, London; and Ian (Chantal) Hudson, Wallaceburg. Grandfather of Lyndon & Cheyenne Hudson and Nolan & Kinsley Wilson. Brother of Bill (Kim) Hudson (Sr.), Chatham; Barry Hudson, Windsor; Paul (Mary) Hudson, Blenheim; and Shanda (Shane) Playford, London. Son-in-law of Robert & Irene Smith, Chatham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Private Family Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham with Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Brad to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke foundation would be appreciated.

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Lodge, Alwinna (Wendy), a resident of Bothwell and formerly Ridgetown.

Posted by on November 7, 2014

Lodge, Alwinna (Wendy) a resident of Bothwell and formerly Ridgetown. Wendy Lodge died Friday November 7, 2014 at the St Thomas Elgin General Hosital at the age of 62. Born in Chatham daughter of the late Harold & Betty Gownlock and Evelyn & Donald Wightman. Beloved wife of Clifford Lodge. Dear mother of Tracy Lodge, Chatham and the late Michael Donald Gownlock (1971). Sister of Ethel (George) Evans; Vicky (Joe) Cottrell; Joanne Van Alphen; Richard (Joanna) Wightman; Penny (Rick) Croteau; Tony (Sherry) Wightman; Robert Wightman and the late Charles Gownlock (2012); Robin Oakes (2009) and infant Johnny Gownlock. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 76 Main St.,E., Ridgetown on Monday November 10, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with a Private Family internment in Morpeth Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Wendy to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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FRANK: John Clifton of Petrolia, formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on November 4, 2014

FRANK: John Clifton – 
A resident of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia, and formerly of Strathroy, John Frank passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 in his 77th year. 

Born in Lobo Township, John was the son of the late J. Bethel and Frances (Bignell) Frank. Dear father to Kevin John Frank of Toronto, Helena F. Frank (Tammy) of Toronto and Robbie J. Frank of Strathroy, Yvonne, Jessica, Joshua, Daniel, Kimberly, and Brian Naus. Missed and loved by Brandy Frank and Marina Naus. Grandfather to Keesha, Hannah, Mya, Olivia, Vanessa and Emma-Grace. 

Brother to Lillian E. McIntyre of Ridgetown, Charles R. Frank (Rose) of Windsor, Gordon N. Frank (Jeanette) of London, George W. Frank of Sarnia, Thomas D. Frank (Joeli) of Calgary, AB, Winnifred M. Schroeder (Frank) of Saskatchewan and Helen A. Walker (Ian) of Ridgetown. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. 

John was known as a great teacher. He will be remembered as an avid technology enthusiast, reaching back to his employment in the early computer industry at IBM. He was also an active collector. 

Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. 

Donations made in memory of John to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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Aitken, David Junior, a resident of Chatham.

Posted by on October 23, 2014

Aitken,David,webAitken, David Junior, a resident of Chatham. David Aitken died Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham at the age of 83. Born in Dover Centre, son of the late David & Ella Cybella May (Cudney) Aitken. Beloved husband of Mary (Sedlacek) Aitken. Dear father of Dan (Louise) Aitken, Pain Court; Bill (Jean) Aitken, Dresden; Pat (Rick) Brown, Chatham and Mary Lynn (Ronald) Ytsma, Chatham. Grandfather of Dan (Jr.)(Monique); Michelle (Adam); Amy; Heather (Sammy); Jeffrey (Monique); Jodi (James); Katie (Jon); D.J.; Matthew (Tanya);

Sarah (Brian) and 14 great grandchildren. Brother of Ken Aitken, Windsor and the late Ila Annan; Ross Aitken; and Dorothy Aitken. A Private Family Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham. Cremation to follow with Interment at a later date. Donations in memory of David to the C-K Hospice would be appreciated.

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McGuire, Mary Jane, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on October 22, 2014

McGuire, Jane,webMcGuire, Mary Jane on October 21, 2014 at Riverview Gardens, Chatham at 101 years of age.  She was the daughter of Samuel James Stewart and Agnes Douglas McCormick.  Mrs. McGuire was born and lived most of her life in Chatham-Kent.  Her husband, Beverly McGuire, predeceased in 1990.  Survived by stepson, Patrick McGuire of Ridgetown and stepdaughter, Patricia and husband Jack McFarlane of Chatham, cousins and devoted friends. Sincere appreciation is extended to Dr. Stephen Jones for his ongoing and compassionate care.  From July 2007 until early May 2014, Mrs. McGuire was a resident at St. Andrew’s Residence, Chatham, and from mid May 2014, until her time of death, Mrs. McGuire was a resident at Riverview Gardens, Chatham.  The family wishes to thank the staff of both St. Andrew’s Residence and Riverview Gardens for their care and concern.  Mrs. McGuire was a retired executive secretary from Union Gas Limited.  A lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Chatham, she was an active participant in many church groups.  She was a lifetime member of the Municipal Chapter of I.O.D.E. and a former member and Director of the Dick Crawford Chapter I.O.D.E.  Cremation will be followed by a funeral service on Monday October 27, 2014 at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham at 12 noon with Rev. Michael Maroney officiating. Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. A private, family interment will be conducted at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Memorial gifts in memory of Jane to St. Andrew’s Residence Foundation, or First Presbyterian Church, Chatham, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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MAY: Lillian Doris (Burnham) A resident of Chatham

Posted by on October 17, 2014

MAY,LILLIANphoto for webMAY, Lillian Doris (Burnham) – A resident of Chatham, and formerly Ridgetown, Lillian passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the age of 97. Wife of 57 years to Albert May. Loving mother to Doug May of Chatham, and Lynda and John Leno of Lethbridge, AB. Step-mother to Rick May. Grandmother to Pam and Lisa May. Lillian is now with her brothers and sisters. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Her family will always remember how she loved to watch the ships on the river up by Bluewater Highway. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham, on Tuesday October 21, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm. Funeral Service to follow at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Rivard, Halarie (Joe), a resident of Pain Court

Posted by on October 17, 2014

Rivard, Joseph - for WEBRivard, Halarie (Joe), a resident of Pain Court. Halarie (Joe) Rivard passed away Thursday October 16, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 88. Born in Stratford, Quebec son of the late Aimé & Letitia (Beliveau) Rivard. Beloved husband of Francoise (Gagnon) Rivard. Dear father of Claude (Sue) Rivard, Chatham; Marcel (Helayne) Rivard, Pain Court and Guy (Darlene) Rivard, Chatham. Grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Survived by 4 brothers, 1 sister; 5 brothers-in-laws and 2 sisters-in-law. Predeceased by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 brothers-in-law and 1 sister-inlaw. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe came to Pain Court from Quebec in 1949 and retired from King Grain in 1984. He was a member of Immaculé Conception Church, the Club láge dòr, and a member of Maple City Center for Older Aldults. Joe was a skilled wood craftsman and enjoyed many hous in his workshop along with his friends and a cold beer. Cremation has taken place and a Private Family interment in Immaculé Conception Cemetery, Pain Court will be conducted at a later date. Donations in memory of Joe to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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Lozon, Florence Edna, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on October 15, 2014

Lozon, Florence Edna, a resident of Chatham. Florence Lozon died Monday October 13, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 82. Born in Raleigh Township, daughter of the late George & Rosie Jane (Pepper) Haskell. Beloved wife of the late Hector Joseph Lozon (2004). Dear mother of Garry (Patrice) Lozon, Kelowna, B.C.; Murray (Sandra) Lozon, Chatham; Robert (Sharron, Shai) Lozon, Chatham and Ronald (Mary Lou) Lozon, Chatham.  Grandmother of 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Sister of the late Velma Mifflin,  Grace Plumb, Harold, Clinton,  and Roy Haskell,. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and great niece Marlene. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Friday October 17, 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 Captain Andrew Watkinson officiating. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Raleigh Township. Donations in memory of Florence to the Chatham Salvation Army or the O.S.P.C.A. Chatham-Kent would be appreciated.

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Stowe, Gloria Sue “Molly”, a resident of Chatham.

Posted by on October 15, 2014

Stowe, Gloria Sue “Molly”, a resident of Chatham.  A gracious and gentle lady in Chatham, Ontario on October 13, 2014.  Born November 14, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec. Raised in Kitchener, Ontario, Molly was the daughter of the late Angus Sim and Susanne Schafer. She was the devoted wife of the late John Henry “Jack” Stowe and stoically survived his death in 1985. Loving and much loved mother of Joanne (Keith) Morrow, London; John Henry Stowe 3rd (Jill Hunter), Chatham and the late Janice Stowe (2014). Molly will be lovingly remembered by granddaughters Blythe (Oliver) Dowden; Beth (Jonathon Jackson) Morrow, Ashley Stowe and Courtney Stowe, and great grandchildren Dylan, Jaylen, Alice and George. Molly was a longtime member of the Chatham Baptist Church, The Heather Club Hospital Auxiliary and a hospital Palliative Care Volunteer.  Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Monday October 20, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Funeral Service to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Terris officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Molly to Riverview Gardens, Chatham would be appreciated.

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REID, Luann a resident of Chatham

Posted by on October 1, 2014

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 Luann Theresa Reid, (Poissant) April 29, 1953 – Oct 1st, 2014.  A past employee of the Government of Canada (Judy LaMarsh).  A proud member of First Presbyterian Church. Predeceased by her parents Louis and Mabel Poissant, and her sister Jeanette Poissant. She will be greatly missed by her husband Terry Reid of 40 years, and two sons Scott Reid and Todd Reid. Sister and brother In-law, Pam and Brian Brooks, nephews Jason and Robert Brooks.  Cremation will take place and a Private Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Luann Reid to the Chatham-Kent Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be also left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

 

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Rouse, George “Jerry”, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Rouse,George photo Rouse, George “Jerry” Reginald, a resident of Chatham. George “Jerry” Rouse died Monday September 29, 2014 at the Birkshire Care Centre, Windsor at the age of 83. Born in Chatham, son of the late Frank Reginald & Helen Jean (Chinnick) Rouse. Beloved husband of June D. (Lambe) Rouse. Dear father of Catherine (Jamie) Pritchard, Barrie; Dave Rouse, Washago; Janet (Scott Burk) Loveday, Blenheim; and the late James Rouse (2011). Father-in-law of Michele Rouse, Kanata. Grandfather of Matthew & T.K. Pritchard; Jordan Rouse; Jesse & Dalton Loveday; and Madison & Zoey Rouse. Brother of Raymond (Sharyn 2013) Rouse, Peterborough and the late Walter (Bonnie) Rouse. Brother-in-law of Jack (Annette) Lambe, Chatham; Diane (Bob) Blue, Chatham; Brian (Lyn) Gardiner, Chatham; and the late Linda Gardiner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Thursday October 2, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Margaret Trapnell officiating. Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Jerry to the Chatham Goodfellows, The Red Cross Society or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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Campbell, Grant, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Campbell,Grant photoCampbell, Harry William Grant, a resident of Chatham. Grant Campbell died suddenly at his home on Monday September 29, 2014 at the age of 76. Born in Chatham, son of the late John Ian (1937) & Lillie (Gillman)(1992) Campbell. Beloved husband of Madeline (Callewaert) Campbell. Dear brother of Donna Buckler (Ken 1996);  Patti Jewell (Doug 2002) and the late Jack (2001). Brother-in-law of Josie Campbell; and the late Ernest Callewaert (2004); Gladys Pardo (2002)(Doug 1998) and Leonard Callewaert (2002). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by nephew Grant Buckler (1990). Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Wednesday October 1, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Grant to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation The Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.

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Tetrault, Laura Pauline, a resident of Dover Center.

Posted by on September 21, 2014

Tetrault, Pauline photoTetrault, Laura Pauline, a resident of Dover Centre. Laura Pauline Tetrault passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Friday September 19, 2014.  Pauline was born November 6, 1933 in Chatham, Ontario, daughter of the late Sherman & Gertrude (Hamilton) Boyle. Loving wife of Edward Joseph Tetrault of Dover Centre, Ontario. Mother of Lynne (John) Compton of Chatham, Laurie (Mark) Burke of Grande Pointe, Lucienne (John) Cooper – McTavish of Chatham, Joanne (Bill) Hart of Dresden, Rick (Mira) Tetrault of Grande Pointe, Judy (Richard) Theriault of Halifax, N.S., and Jennifer (Jason) Pinsonneault of Matttawa. Grandmother of  Derek (Suzie); Kevin; Beth (Jeramy) Compton; Bryan (Holly); Karyn (Mike) Burke; Peter (Kit) Cooper; Michelle (Jason) Michaud; Jesse; Erin; Sawyer Tetrault; Alex; Ben; Cameron; Theriault; Joshua; Joey; Alysun Pinsonneault; Step-Grandchildren, Shannon (Derek) Sturdevant; Jim; Jennifer (Greg) McTavish;  and 15 Great-grandchildren. Sister of Bev (Barbara) Boyle. Sister-in-law of Therese Sylvain. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jim and Murray Boyle, in-laws Ed and Celeste (Demers) Tetrault, brother-in-law Dorey Sylvain, son-in-law Bill Cooper and grandson Ted Burke, and infant grandson Jordan Tetrault. A Gathering and Celebration of Pauline’s Life will be held on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre, Chatham. Words of Remembrance will be presented at 3:00 p.m. Interment in St. Philippe Cemetery, Grande Pointe at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pauline to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated.

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DRURY, Margaret ‘Peggy’ a resident of Chatham

Posted by on September 15, 2014

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 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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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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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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McKinlay Funeral Home
141 Park Street, Blenheim 
519-676-3451

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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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McKinlay Funeral Home,  459 St. Clair Street, Chatham  519-351-2040

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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.

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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario