CREWE-FISHER: Eleanor Victoria (Brush) of Blenheim

Posted by on June 29, 2014

Fisher, Eleanor0001 (Mobile)CREWE-FISHER: Eleanor Victoria (Brush)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Victoria (Brush) Crewe-Fisher in her 88th year. Born in Harwich Township in 1926, the daughter of the late Curtis Benjamin Brush and Lillian Evelyn (Doey) Brush. She is predeceased by her beloved husband John Lloyd Crewe (1988) and survived by her second husband Erwin Fisher. Also predeceased by her only sibling Evelyn Miklos and one nephew. 

Left to mourn her loss are her children Jane (Richard, 2009) Rumble, Judith (Lynn) Girty and Curtis (Lori) Crewe. Remembered with love by 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. There are also 9 nieces and one nephew. 

Eleanor taught elementary school for more than three decades, most notably 33 years as the grade one teacher at Merlin Area Public School. She is remembered fondly by all of her students; many will remember her bird nest collection in their classroom, as Mrs. Crewe was an avid bird watcher. She was one of the best of a generation who survived the depression and war years. She was a model of integrity, devotion, sacrifice and dignity. Eleanor was a member and past Noble Grand of the Comet Rebekah Lodge #97 and the South Buxton (St. Andrew’s) congregation. 

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Rebekah Lodge Service will be held on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 with Pastor Eric Skillings officiating. Private family interment at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley at a later date. 

In kind remembrance, donations can be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Andrew’s (South Buxton) United Church or a charitable organization of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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JACKSON: Edna of R.R. # 3 Blenheim

Posted by on June 29, 2014

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1918 – 2014 – 97th Year. Edna passed peacefully on Friday June 27 , 2014 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus. Survived by her children – Kenneth Jackson (Jeannie) of London, Keith Jackson of R.R.#3 Blenheim , Donna Gill (Corrie) of Erie Beach. Grandchildren – Byron , Stacey (Craig) , Karisa and Todd. Great-grandchildren – Evan , Ashton , and Kaylee. Predeceased by husband of nearly 50 years, Norman Jackson (1989). Survived by her sister Mary Demars (late George) and her brother Harry Colenutt (Hazel). Sister- in -law to Doris Colenutt. Predeceased by her parents George and Hannah (Russell) Colenutt and her brothers Burt (Jean), Nelson and Frank Colenutt, all from Essex county. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 12:00pm until the Funeral Service at 2:00p.m. with Rev. Eric Skillings officiating, followed by a reception. There will no grave side service , as cremation will take place. Private interment for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the Blenheim Seniors Centre Building Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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WARREN, Jackie a resident of Chatham

Posted by on June 27, 2014

WARREN, Jacqueline (nee Sorrell)

A resident of Chatham formerly of Blenheim, and Erieau, Jackie Warren, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 84. Cherished and loving wife of the late Bob Warren (2011). Mother to Patricia & Patrick Pouget, Wendy & George Countryman, Mike & Glenda Warren, Beatrice & Bob Troy, Joyce & Rick Frith, Anita & Chuck Leduc, Jackie O’Reilly, Kelly Warren, Bobbie Warren. Forever missed by her 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter. Survived by her brother Tom Sorrell. Predeceased by brothers Bud Sorrell, Jim Sorrell, and sister Leona Kelly. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Jackie was known for providing community service and was honoured as Chatham’s First Citizen of the Year in 1976. At Jackie’s request cremation has taken place. A Private Family Interment will follow. Donations in memory of Jackie Warren to the Canadian Cancer Society or 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

CRAGG: Michael Alan of Ridgetown

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Cragg, Michael (Mobile)
Michael Alan Cragg

Retired Sr. Constable, Ontario Provincial Police 

A resident of Ridgetown, Michael Cragg passed away peacefully on June 24 with family by his side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 69. Born in Chatham, Mike was a dedicated public servant, serving 31 years with the Ontario Provincial Police until his retirement in 1994. Son of the late George and Edith Cragg. Beloved husband of 46 years to Karen (Derby) Cragg, and devoted father to Tyson (Stacey) of London, ON, and Brett (Katie) of South Portland, ME. Loving grandfather to Russell. Brother of Sandra Cragg (William) of Oliver, BC, and the late Gerald Cragg. Cherished son-in-law of Muriel Derby of Chatham. Fondly remembered by his nephews Scott, Jeff, Barry and Alan. Missed by many relatives, friends, and neighbours. Mike was an avid golfer, devoted fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, and enjoyed summers at his home in Nova Scotia. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Casual attire is encouraged. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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BURKE, Jen a resident of Blenheim and formerly of Chatham

Posted by on June 18, 2014

BURKE, Jen

 A resident of Blenheim and formerly of Chatham, Jen Burke, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 60. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late Eldon & Eloise Tiffin. Beloved wife to Dirk Meersseman. Loving mother to Ferren Burke (Chad), and Bri Burke (Aaron). Sister to Arlyn Phenix (Darryl), Richard Tiffin, Warren Tiffin (the late Martha), the late Terry Tiffin, the late Gaye Shepley (Rick), the late Susan Saunders (Gary), the late Pattie Smith (Joe). Forever remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Jen loved animals, but particularly horses. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Jen Burke to the Pet And Wildlife Rescue would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Wagenaer (DeBock), Suzanne, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on June 17, 2014

IMO photoWAGENAER (DeBock), Suzanne, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, June 16, 2014 at her residence at the age of 77. Born in Vrasene, Belgium, daughter of the late Frans & Augusta De Bock. Beloved wife to Lucien ( Lou) Wagenaer for 58 years. Loving mother of Linda & Ken Macdonald of Caledon and Sheila & Larry Balkwill of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of Carolyn Dyer, Christopher Dyer, Larry Balkwill Jr, Katie Balkwill and Matthew Balkwill. Dear sister to Godelieve and the late Maria, Emma and Celine. One of Suzanne’s greatest pleasures was baking cookies for her grandchildren whom she dearly loved and adored deeply. 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. Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Suzanne to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BONNER: Lilla Elizabeth (nee Harding) of Chatham, formerly of Blenheim

Posted by on June 16, 2014

BONNER: Lilla Elizabeth (nee Harding) –
A resident of Chatham, and formerly of Blenheim, Lilla Bonner passed away at Riverview Gardens on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the age of 93. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Lilla was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Blackett) Harding. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Bonner (1968). Loving mother of David Bonner (Mary) of Stratford, Janet Adrian (Bruce) of Chatham and the late Paul Bonner. Proud grandmother of Aaron Bonner (Krista) of Georgetown, Martha Bonner of Clarkson and Philip Bonner (Tara Donovan) of Toronto; Joshua Adrian (Tanya) of Chatham and Logan Adrian of Chatham. Great-grandmother to Naomi, Max, Kylee, Celeste and Cooper. Predeceased by five brothers and one sister. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Lilla was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Blenheim. She was also a member of the Blenheim Kinette Club as well as the Ladies Auxiliary at the Blenheim Legion. Lil was active in Big Sisters for many years. A Funeral Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 with Fr. Mariaraj Irudayam officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Lilla to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Riverview Gardens would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

WALKER, Peter of Chatham, ON

Posted by on June 16, 2014

pictureWALKER, Peter, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 76. Predeceased by his parents James & Gladys Walker. Beloved husband to Mary “Millie” Walker (Touesnard) for 40 years. Loving father of Shane & Markie Mark of Tilbury and Kara Walker (Joe) of Hamilton. Cherished grandfather of Jesse, Justin, Taya, Chelsie, Jacob & Carter. Cherished great-grandfather of Jessica. Dear brother of Mary, Doug, Wayne, June, Donna and the late John. Peter is survived by several nieces and nephews. Peter was an avid golfer and enjoyed teasing his family and friends. He was a long-time member of Ridgetown Golf & Country Club. Special thanks to the nurses and support staff of VON and Bayshore for their outstanding care. Also a special thank you to Dr. Ernst and his team at the Southwestern Cancer Clinic in London. 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 the Funeral Home on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with The Venerable Paul Millward officiating. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Peter to Christ Anglican Church (Chatham) 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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MANNING: Arthur C. of R.R. # 2 Highgate

Posted by on June 15, 2014

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A long-time resident of R.R. # 2 Highgate, Arthur Manning passed away at the London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital with his family at his side on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the age of 86. Arthur was the son of the late Gordon and Sarah (Clark) Manning. He was born and raised, and farmed all of his life on the family farm in Orford Township. On June 24, 1961, Arthur married Alice K. (nee Broom) and passed away just 10 days prior to their 53rd wedding anniversary. Loving father to Douglas Manning (Dawn) of Tupperville, June Nussey (Keith) of Ingersoll, Carol Verstraete (Peter) of Bothwell and Mary Manning of Courtright. Proud papa/grandfather of Clark, Georgia and Sarabeth Manning; Holly and Kyle Nussey; Maurice and Kelly Verstraete; Emily Levidis-Moore (Brian), Ashley and Alison Myers. Great-grandfather to Landyn Moore. Arthur was the last surviving member of his family, predeceased by his siblings Ruth Stirling (2009), Frank Manning (2009) and Verna Todd (1983). Predeceased by his in-laws Telfor Stirling, Jean Manning and Wilbert Todd. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Predeceased by his two nephews Lenard Stirling and William Todd. In his early years, Arthur was a member of 4H and Jr. Farmers. He enjoyed heavy horses, black Percherons in particular. He plowed at local and international plowing matches. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Tuesday 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 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 with Rev. Heather Scott officiating. Interment to follow at Gosnell Cemetery, Highgate. Donations made in memory of Arthur to the Turin United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.co

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

SUMMERFIELD, Ray W. a resident of RR#1 Charing Cross

Posted by on June 10, 2014

Summerfield, Ray PictureSUMMERFIELD, Ray W.

 A resident of RR#1 Charing Cross, Ray W. Summerfield, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the age of 85. Born in Raleigh Township, son of the late John & Margaret Summerfield. Beloved husband for 60 years to M. Louise Summerfield (Russell). Loving father to Wesley Summerfield of Chatham, Kathy Summerfield of Blenheim, Terry Summerfield and his wife Barb of Windsor, and the late Alexander Summerfield (1992). Grandfather to Aaron, Jasmine, Melissa, Bradley, Nick, Alyssa, Corey, and great-grandfather of 10. Brother to Boyd Summerfield of Blenheim, the late Don Summerfield, the late Cleeve Summerfield, brother-in-law to Marie & John Whittington of RR#1 Charing Cross, and the late June & Peter Petcoff. Survived by several nieces and nephews. During Ray’s 60 years of farming he also worked at W.G. Thompsons for 14 years, he was a member of Charing Cross United Church where he served on several boards, and was a member of the Kent Klodhoppers. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street,  Blenheim on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place at Charing Cross United Church on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Margaret Trapnell officiating. Interment to follow in Pardoville-Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ray Summerfield to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charing Cross United Church Choir would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MASON, Larry Arthur, of Port Rowan, ON

Posted by on June 9, 2014

Mason,Larry3MASON, Larry Arthur, a resident of Port Rowan and formerly of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, after a courageous battle with Leukemia, at the age of 67. Predeceased by his parents Clarence & Margaret Mason. Beloved husband of Gayle Mason (Graham) for 31 years. Loving father of Lisa Mason, Keith Mason (Nicole), all of Chatham. Loving step-father of Kenneth & Laura Walker of Blenheim, Janice Walker (Dave) of Dutton and Jill & Allan Deseure of Chatham. Cherished grandpa to 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Missed dearly by his brother-in-laws Bill Graham (Elaine) and Terry Graham. Larry is survived by several nieces and nephews. Larry was a long time employee at Oxford Automotive. Larry lived his dream of living on the water in Port Rowan facing Long Point Bay. He was an avid fisherman who loved hockey and baseball. Larry was a former member of Ducks Unlimited. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Larry to the Canadian Cancer Society 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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Apthorp, Lloyd George, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on June 8, 2014

Apthorp, Lloyd photoApthorp Lloyd George, a resident of Chatham.  Lloyd George Apthorp, in his 88th year, departed this earth on June 8, 2014 to be welcomed in Heaven by the Lord he had faithfully served all of his life.  Born in Raleigh Township, son of Harmon & Beatrice (Illman) Apthorp.  Beloved husband of 67 years to Ruby (Bebington) Apthorp.  Father of Marlene Gordon (Don) of Irwin, Ohio, Kathryn Eldridge of Chatham, and Allan (Loretta) Apthorp of Calgary, AB.  He was the chosen father of Tim Steele of Whitecourt, AB, Nolan Ripley (Leora) of Ottawa, and Phyllis Payne of Chatham.  Devoted grandfather of 14, great grandfather of 27 and great great grandfather of 2.  Lloyd is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Harry and Virginia Apthorp, granddaughter Jamie Gordon, and great granddaughters Serenity Eldridge and Rosemary Gordon.    Lovingly remembered by special nieces and nephews – Dan (Nettie) Apthorp, Ken (Vicky) Apthorp, Wendy Apthorp and Patricia Apthorp.Lloyd was employed by Jackson’s Bakery from the horse and buggy days until its close and then moved to Eaton Yale where he worked until his retirement in 1991.  He was a member of Evangel Community Church as well as an active member of the Gideon Bible Society.  Lloyd spent many years as a foster parent, along with his wife, Ruby.  Many thanks to the caring staff at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance whose care and compassion helped him through his final battle with cancer.  Also thanks to his many friends and family who supported his family with prayers & hymns as we said good-bye.  Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street on Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys Street, Chatham on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Bill Pipke  officiating. Interment Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Raleigh Township.  Donations to the Gideon Bible Society would be appreciated.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Crow: William (Bill) Charles, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Crow, William3Crow, William (Bill) Charles, a resident of Chatham. William (Bill) Crow died Monday June 2, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 80. Born in Chatham, son of the late Malcolm & Alice (Burton) Crow. Beloved husband of Joyce Edith (Jenkins) Crow. Dear father of Brenda (Bob) Pearson, London; Cheryl (Dennis) Atkinson, Thamesville; Susan (the late Dess-2013) McCready, Thamesford; and Mike (Darlene) Crow, Thamesville. Grandfather of Craig Pearson; the late Scotty Pearson (1987); Jeff Atkinson; Jennifer (Greg) Devries; Jared (Christa) Atkinson; Kaitlyn Fairley (Andrew); Matt Fairley; Jessica Crow; Mike (Jr.)(Lindsay) Crow; Candace Crow; and Brandon Crow. Great Grandfather of Megan Devries; Eric Devries; and Jaymin Atkinson.

Brother of Kathleen (Ginger) & Jack Leslie, Chatham; Linda Caryn, Chatham; and the late Garnet, Hazel, June, Kenneth, Ruth, Robert, Shirley, Edward, Patricia and Donna. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was a general contractor in a family business and a farmer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Wednesday June 4, 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. with Pastor Rick Dressler officiating. Interment Botany Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill to the Lung Association, The Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.   Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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POLLOCK, Ric a resident of Chatham

Posted by on May 26, 2014

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 A resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, Ric Pollock, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the age of 64. Loving husband of 34 years to Jan Pollock, father to Jonathon Pollock (Natalia), Nicole Caldwell (Jason), Charles Pollock (Krystal). Forever missed by his grandchildren Roxanne, Hailey, Ethan, and Aubrie. Brother to Tricia Morrison (Keith), Dave Pollock, Doug Pollock, the late Ken Pollock, and Rose Matier (Colin). Ric lived hard and died free, he loved to ride his Harley Davidson, and cherished his time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Ric Pollock to the Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MALLEN, David, of Wallaceburg, ON

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Mallen, David Andrew James, a resident of Wallaceburg and formerly Windsor, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 68. Predeceased by his parents Andrew & Edith (Simpson) Mallen. Beloved husband to Bonnie Lou Mallen (Chambers) of 44 years. Loving father of Michael & Yvette Mallen of Windsor and Jennifer & Gary Henderson of Wallaceburg. Cherished grandfather of Brandon, Tyler, Ryan, Amber and Dustin. Dear brother of Jim Mallen (Denise) and Elizabeth & Wes Tremblay. Special brother-in-law to Bryan Chambers, Robert Chambers and Cathy Chambers. David is survived by several nieces and nephews and father-in-law Robert Chambers Sr. David was a sales representative for Morton Wholesale Foods. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 18 and Moose Lodge, Branch 1156. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation is to take place with interment to follow at a later date. Donations in memory of David to the Canadian Cancer Society and Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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GILBERT: Helen Ruth of Chatham

Posted by on May 16, 2014

GILBERT: Helen Ruth (nee Near)– A resident of Chatham, Helen Gilbert passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the age of 96. Born in Merlin, Helen was the daughter of the late Leslie and Ruth (Simpson) Near. Beloved wife of the late Fred Gilbert (2003). Loving mother of Brent Gilbert (Adrienne) of Palmerston. Proud grandmother of Kristen, Michelle (Anthony) and Ashley. Great-grandmother of Noah. Predeceased by her sister Norma Ingram (2003). Also missed by many nieces, nephews and their families as well as friends and extended family. Helen was a long-time member of the St. Andrew’s Auxiliary. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family. A Graveside Service will be held for Helen at Shank’s Cemetery, Romney Township on at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 with the Rev. James E. Brown officiating. Donations made in memory of Helen to the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Reedy, Margaret Teresa, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Reedy, Margaret Teresa, a resident of Chatham. With broken hearts, the ‘Reedy Girls’ announce the passing of their mother Margaret Teresa Reedy, on Friday May 16, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus. Born in London England, daughter of the late George & Catherine (Rockett) Toller. Beloved mother of Saundra Elizabeth (the late Bernard, 2013), Chatham; Catherine Theresa Reedy, Sarnia; Angela Frances (Bill) Mercer, Chatham; and Cheryl Ann (Fred) White, Chatham. Dear Grandmother of Kim (Roger) Pottier, Chatham; Jamie Rombouts, Chatham; David Delmotte, Wallaceburg; Deanna Lovell, Sarnia; Jessie Pamer, Sarnia; Shannon Shepley, Chatham; Dan (Jaimie) Brant, Wallaceburg; Tracey (Dan Buston) White, Leamington; Matthew White, Quebec; and the late Master Cpl. Kristal (Brant) Giesbrecht. Also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Sister of Betty (the late Len) Picon, England and the late Edward & Edna Toller. Margaret immigrated to Canada as a war bride to marry the late Harry Reedy (2002). She was an avid reader and spent many years behind the counter at the Lewis Book Store. Friends are invited to gather at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and lunch on Sunday May 25, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In keeping with the wishes of Margaret, cremation has taken place. Donation in memory of Margaret to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Chatham-Kent OSPCA would be appreciated.

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BLOMMERS: Marie Louise of Chatham, formerly of Thamesville

Posted by on May 14, 2014

Blommers, Marie (WinCE)BLOMMERS: Marie Louise (nee Havens) – A resident of Chatham and formerly of Thamesville, Marie Blommers passed away at Meadow Park Nursing Home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Born in Merlin, Marie was the daughter of the late Albert and Irma (Beun) Havens. Beloved wife of 57 years to Henry John Blommers. Loving mother of Ronald Blommers (Beth) and Brenda Laird (Phil) all of Chatham. Proud grandmother of Matthew Laird (Alyssum) of Chatham, Jessica Martin (Ben) of Beamsville, Marley Blommers and Hunter Blommers, both of Chatham. Great-grandmother to Hope Martin and Grant Laird. Survived by three sisters, Cecile Bossy (Rene), Christine Pinsonneault (friend Don McGregor) and Magda Ward (Ted), all of Chatham; two brothers Ron Havens (Linda) and Don Havens, all of Florence. Predeceased by her brother Gilbert Havens (March, 2014). Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday 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 Saturday, May 17, 2014 with Fr. Daniel Bombardier officiating. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham to take place at a later date. Donations made in memory of Marie to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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SINCLAIR, Donald Harold, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on May 14, 2014

Donald photo (WinCE)SINCLAIR, Donald Harold, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence at the age of 57. Cherished son of Marilyn Sinclair and the late James Sinclair. Beloved husband to Amy Sinclair. Loving father of Sarah & Arthur Sinclair. Dear brother of Douglas & Cathy Sinclair, of Moose Jaw, SASK, Andrew & Sherry Sinclair, of Tilbury, and the late David Sinclair (2013). Donald is survived by special aunts and uncles Carol McIntyre, Harold and Marion Horneck, Joyce and Jim Patten and several nieces and nephews. Donald had a passion for caring for the environment, loving his family and believing in his faith. Donald was a kind individual with a dry sense of humour who was easily loved by others and was known to do the jobs that no one else wanted to do. 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 celebrated on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Dolsen Road. Donations in memory of Donald to the Carolinian Canada Coalition and St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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MARLATT, Emilie, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on May 13, 2014

Marlatt, Emilie1 (WinCE)MARLATT, Emilie, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Meadowpark Nursing Home at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Harold Marlatt. Loving mother of Wayne & Claudette Marlatt of Chatham, Dennis & Cheryl Marlatt of Owen Sound and Ron & Yvette Marlatt of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Mary Aitken and the late Stan Sedlacek and Tony Sedlacek. Emilie enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held  at the Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 with Rev. John Anderson officiating. Interment to follow at Pardoville Union Cemetery, Raleigh, Township. Donations in memory of Emilie to the Diabetes Association, 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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JOHNSTON: Dave, of Chatham

Posted by on May 12, 2014

JOHNSTON: Dave

Johnston, Dave (WinCE)A resident of Chatham, Dave Johnston died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday May 11, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.  He was born in Oshawa, 71 years ago, son of the late Roy & Florence (Drew) Johnston.  Beloved husband of Diane Johnston for over 50 years.  Loving father of Ray & Heather Johnston, and Shari & Mark Glassford, all of Chatham.  Proud grandfather of Erika and Nicole Johnston, Josh Dicaire, Chris, Amber, and Ashley Glassford, and great grandfather of Lucas and Cameron.  Dear brother of Darlene Varga (Jack DaSilva) of Chatham, Deb Stuenenberg (late Bert) of St. Williams, and predeceased by his brother Don Johnston.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Dave made his career as an auto mechanic, retiring from his own business “Johnston’s Auto Service” on Thames Street in 2006.  He volunteered as a coach and convenor with Chatham Minor Hockey for over 20 years.  Cremation has taken place.  Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice or Chatham-Kent OSPCA in memory of Dave. 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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Moynahan, Susan Marie, a resident of Chatham.

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Moynahan, Susan 1 (WinCE)Moynahan, Susan Marie, a resident of Chatham. Susan Moynahan died Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 64. Born in Chatham, daughter of Wanda (Grossnickle) Bourdeau, Chatham and the late William  Bourdeau (2001). Beloved mother of Christopher (Ann) Moynahan, Ottawa and Colleen Moynahan, Chatham.  Dear sister of John (Mary Jane) Bourdeau, Chatham; Bill Bourdeau, Tilbury; Margaret (Peggy) (Robert) Wright, Chatham; Paul (Charlene) Bourdeau, Chatham; Rebecca (Becky) (Robert) Chapples, R.R. #1, Chatham; and Pam Bourdeau, London. Dearest friend of Deanna Kaufman, Chatham. Susan worked for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board for 32 years as a dedicated educator, board consultant and teacher advocate for OECTA. She shared her gifts in the fields of art and music while focusing on the needs of every student including the gifted, special education and grief counselling. Her talents extended beyond her career as an educator into all areas of spiritual healing. She knew through her beliefs in the afterlife, that she would still be supporting us even beyond her passing. Susan was creative, curious and had a lifelong passion for learning. In keeping with Susan’s wishes, cremation has taken place and Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Saturday May 10, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Susan to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Liver Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Verbruggen, Alphonse, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Verbruggen, Alphonse Alois, a resident of Chatham. Alphonse Verbruggen died Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 80. Born in Wallaceburg, son of the late August & Anna (VanLinden) Verbruggen. Bleoved husband of Madelene Rose (Debaere) Verbruggen. Dear father of Christine (Dino) Amelia, Blenheim; and the late Dennis Verbruggen (1975). Alphonse was a member of the St. Agnes Council, Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing cards at the legions. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Chatham on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Bambardier celebrant. Cremation with interment in St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations in memory of Alphonse to the CKHA Foundation would be appreciated.

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LAPRISE, Art, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Laprise, Joseph1 (WinCE)LAPRISE, Art, a lifetime resident of Chatham, was called to heaven peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Clara (Moore) for 66 years. Cherished father of Donat & Lucille Laprise, Louise & Robert Dakin, Marc & Joanne Laprise, Luc & Lucie Laprise and the late Raymond Laprise (2002). Dearly missed by his grandchildren and their families, Renee & Doug Cowell, Avril & Brian Romanick, Rob Dakin, Julie & Rob Warwick, Krysten & Jeremy Visser, Melanie & Chad Dinga, Jeremy & Veronica Laprise, Crissy Lynn, Cailynn & Eric Laprise. Loved by his many great grandchildren and predeceased by Bailey Cowell (2001). Survived by five sisters and predeceased by one sister and three brothers. Art was a valued International Harvester employee and retired after 32 years of service and farming. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday  7:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to take place at Immaculée Conception Cemetery, Pain Court. Donations in memory of Art to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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DILLIOTT: Archie of Ridgetown

Posted by on May 7, 2014

DILLIOTT: Archie – Archie Joseph Dilliott passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in his 87th year. Archie was born on October 17th, 1927 to Joseph and Muriel (Drew) Dilliott. Beloved husband of Lorraine of 61 years and survived by his sons Kevin (Cathy), Mark (Bing), Glenn (Jane) and grandchildren David, Nicole, Meghan and Rebecca. Predeceased by sons Andrew and Duane. Brother of Jack (Bev), Bernard (Roelie) and sister-in-law Peggy. Predeceased by brothers Paul and Louis. In the past Archie served as a member on various boards and organizations within the community. The school boards, the arena, the curling rink and the swimming pool are a few of the boards he took great pleasure in devoting his time to. Archie’s passion for curling lead him to many bonspiels and memorable moments which he cherished throughout his life. Horse racing was also a sport Archie thoroughly enjoyed however farming is what he cherished above all. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Michael’s Catholic Church, 26 George Street, Ridgetown at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 with Fr. Martin Johnston as celebrant. Donations made in memory of Archie to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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