Schoger, Michael, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Schoger, Michael2 (WinCE)Schoger, Michael, a resident of Chatham-Kent. Michael Schoger, died Sunday February 16, 2014 at RiverviewGardens, Chatham, at the age of 89. Born in Frauendorf, Transylvania, Romania, son of the late Michael & Susanna (Seidner) Schoger. Beloved husband of the late Gertrud ‘Trudy’ (Schnarre) Schoger (2011). Dear father of Michael (Jr.) Schoger, R.R. #2, Merlin and Markus Schoger & Valerie Burns, Chatham. Grandfather of Marko Sebastijan Schoger & Andreas Bjorn Schoger. Brother of Susanna Lupu, Fuerth, Germany and the late Roland Schoger. Brother-in-law of Enni Schoger, Moringen, Germany. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Thursday February 20, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Donna Green officiating. Reception to follow. Donations in memory of Michael to the Parkinson Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Stowe, Janice Sue, a resident of Chatham and formerly Windsor

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Stowe, Janice (WinCE)Stowe, Janice Sue, a resident of Chatham and formerly Windsor. It is with deep sadness we announce that Janice lost her battle with cancer on February 15, 2014. Born in Chatham May 9, 1954, daughter of Molly Stowe, Chatham and the late John Henry “Jack” Stowe (1985). Janice was independent, competitive, bright and outgoing. She was a member of the Windsor Real Estate Board for many years and returned to Chatham in 2010 to be near her mother. Dear sister of Joanne Morrow (Keith), London; and John Henry Stowe (Jill Hunter), Chatham. Aunt of Blythe Dowden (Oliver); Beth Morrow (Jon Jackson) both of London, England; Ashley Stowe and Courtney Stowe of Chatham. Thank you to friends Harvey Pinsonneault, Rose Alliot & Anne Carrick. There will be  a gathering of family and friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Friday February 21, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Janice to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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HORVATH, Alex, Of Chatham, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Horvath, Alex0001 (WinCE)HORVATH, Alex, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 81. Alex was lovingly cared for by his wife and best friend of 56 years, Carol Horvath. Loved dearly by his children Dale (Susanne) Horvath, Darlene Horvath (Bob Legue) and Brenda Howes (Patrick Wrozek). Beloved grandfather of Crystal Parker (Shea Bailey), Tanya Wilson, Bobbie Labadie, Terrie Horvath, Jamie Howes, Chris Howes, Carley Horvath and Charlie Wrozek. Loving great-grandfather of Brennan Horvath, Ezequiel Trigo and Carolynn Prineau. Gone to be with his loving canine companion, his dalmation, Frankie. Al was a long-time employee of International truck. At Al’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Al’s wishes, a celebration of Al’s life will be held at the family Horvath home on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Dr. Adrian Verburg, VON, VHA and Bayshore Home Health Care for their compassionate care. Donations in memory of Al to the O.S.P.C.A of C-K would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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HILL: Donald Gordon of Ridgetown

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Hill, DonaldHILL: Donald Gordon – A resident of Ridgetown, Donald Hill passed away peacefully at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 82. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Don was the son of the late Gordon and Flora (Minhinnick) Hill. Beloved husband of 56 years to Muriel (nee Hunter). Loving father of Kathryn Hill of Ridgetown and David Hill (Carolyn) of Fergus. Proud grandfather of Tyler, Troy and Brooke Hill and Julia and Andrew Walker. Don was an active member at the Church of the Advent, and enjoyed his time volunteering with the Ridgetown Rotary Club, the Ridgetown Horticultural Society and at Hillsboro Cemetery. Don was a salesman with the D.H. Howden Company/Pro Hardware for over 30 years. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of the Advent, Church Street, Ridgetown at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 with Rev. John Maroney officiating. Cremation to follow with a private family interment to be held at Hillsboro Cemetery, Plympton-Wyoming at later date. Donations made in memory of Don to the Church of the Advent, the Ridgetown Rotary Club or the Hillsboro Cemetery Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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

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JUBENVILLE: Pamela Jean of Ridgetown

Posted by on February 13, 2014

JUBENVILLE: Pamela Jean – A longstanding resident of Ridgetown, Pam Jubenville passed away at her residence on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the age of 58. Beloved wife for over 30 years to Gilbert Jubenville. Loving mother of Leonard Jubenville (Robyn) of St Thomas and her “doctor-son” Cory Jubenville (Jeanette) of Halifax, NS. Proud grandmother of Blake and Jackson. Dear sister to Mickey, Sandy and Cindy. Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Pam’s children and grandchildren meant everything to her. A Private Family Service will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown with Fr. Martin Johnson officiating. Donations made in memory of Pam to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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

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PUGH, Janet, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on February 8, 2014

 

Pugh picture0001 (WinCE)PUGH, Janet (Rigsby), a resident of Chatham, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at RiverviewGardens at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Willard Pugh (1992). Loving mother of Ann Mader (Wayne) of St. Thomas, Gord & Mary Pugh of Chatham, Douglas & Susan Pugh of Nanoose Bay, B.C. Irene Pugh (Gus) of Whitehorse, YK, Karen Pugh of Parkhill and Barbara Pollard of Burlington. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and great-grandmother of several great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late David Rigsby and Isabel Rigsby. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Interment at ArnoldCemetery is to take place. Donations in memory of Janet to the St. Andrew’s Foundation, RiverviewGardens or Charity of Choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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STIRLING: Gordon R. of R.R. # 3 Blenheim

Posted by on February 8, 2014

Stirling, Gordon cardSTIRLING: Gordon R. – A resident of R.R. # 3 Blenheim, Gordon Stirling passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the age of 87. Born in Harwich Township, Gordon was the son of the late Leo F. and Retta M. (Walker) Stirling. Beloved husband of 65 years to L. Eunice Stirling (nee Case). Predeceased by his brother Kenneth Stirling and his sister Alberta Little. Brother-in-law to Mildred Huffman (late Jack, 2013) of R.R. # 3 Blenheim and Bruce Little of Blenheim. Dear uncle to Mark and Alice Stirling of R.R. # 3 Blenheim, Heather and Rob Muckle of Dealtown, Lori and Kevin Babbington of Coldwater, Richard and Claudia Gerlach of California, Lisa and Chuck Sykes of R.R. # 2 Merlin and David and Laura Huffman of R.R. # 3 Blenheim. Great-uncle to Todd Stirling, Tracy Stirling, Tim Babbington, Miranda Muckle, Shelby Huffman, James Huffman, Rebecca Sykes and Madeline Sykes. Gordon farmed at the home farm all of his life and was an active member at Fourth Line United Church. He also enjoyed his time working at Ford & McIntyre Men’s Wear. Gordon will be remembered as a quiet, affectionate man. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Monday 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 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with Pastor Ed Nicol officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Gordon to Fourth Line United Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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141 Park Street, Blenheim
519-676-3451

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PANAYIOTIS: Androulla of Chatham

Posted by on February 7, 2014

PANAYIOTIS: Androulla – A resident of Chatham, Androulla Panayiotis passed away at Chatham Retirement Resort, Chatham on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 63. Born in Cyprus, Androulla was the daughter of Charita (Aristodemou) and the late Zenos Theodorou. Beloved wife of the late Michael Panayiotis (2007). Cherished mother of Mario Panayiotis of Chatham. Much loved sister of Anna and Christos Sofocleous of Chatham. Dear aunt and god mother of Eleni Sofocleous of Chatham. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St Clair Street, Chatham on Monday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, 816 Grand Ave E., Chatham on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made in memory of Androulla to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. 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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STOVER: Margaret Rose (nee Rodger) of Toronto

Posted by on February 7, 2014

With her husband and daughters by her side, Margaret “Margie” Rose Stover (Rodger) passed away peacefully at her Toronto home on February 3rd, 2014. Margie spent most of her life as an educator, both inside and outside of the classroom. She brought her creativity and enthusiasm to many schools, relishing most her time spent in Toronto’s inner-city schools as a literacy specialist. Margie will be missed for her love of family, great friendships and life-long fashion sense. She is survived by her husband Herb Stover and daughters Sarah and Emily (Alex Gorka), her brothers Jim (Janet) Rodger, David (Bonnie) Rodger and a large extended family. Forever the Blenheim girl, Margie requested remembrances be made as donations to the Blenheim Historical Society, 45 Sandys Street South, Box 1987, Blenheim, Ontario N0P 1A0. Services were held on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at the McKinlay Funeral Home, Blenheim, Ontario, followed by a reception at Deer Run Golf Course. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451

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BURNETT, Jean a resident of Chatham

Posted by on February 5, 2014

BURNETT, Jean

 A resident of Chatham, Jean Burnett, passed away peacefully at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the age of 77. Born in Toronto, daughter of the late Raymond & Mary Gregg. Beloved wife of the late John Burnett (2000). Loving mother to Sean Burnett and his wife Leslie of Chatham. Mother-in-law to Marleah Brunett of Chatham. Grandmother to Derek Brunett, Jarrad Brunett, Matthew Cowley (Krystle), Amie Stoffyn (Chris). Great-grandmother to Angelica, Gabby, Darrien, Khara, Conner, Kendal, Lucas, Kerrigan. Sister to the late Anne Vanderhart (late Frank), and Ruth Skillen (Dick). Aunt to Gregory, Annette, Debbie, Michelle, Jenny, Katie. Jean was a Social Worker at Southwest Regional Centre, Catholic Family Services, Toronto, Tranquille Hospital Complex, B.C., and Rideau Regional Centre, Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Gathering will take place at the McKinlay Reception Centre, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Jean Burnett to the Friends of Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VISSER, Ken of Chatham

Posted by on February 4, 2014

Picture for cards copyA resident of Chatham, Ken Visser, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus surrounded by his family at 11:43 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 at the age of 49. Born in Chatham, son of the late Clarence (2007) & Audrey Visser (Art). Cherished husband of 12 years to Carrie (nee Goldsmith) Visser. Loving father to Ashley Ewald (Jeff), Rachelle Visser, Kenneth Visser, Aaron Visser, Christian Carr, Angelica Carr, Ariel Visser, Josiah Visser, Trinity Visser all of Chatham. Forever missed by his grandchildren Kaelyn, Payton, Autymn, Nevaeh. Brother to Margaret Prisner (Mike) of Chatham, Doug Visser (Connie) of London, Angela Moesker (Ken) of Rocky Mt.House, A.B.  Ken worked as a Radio Technician at Thames Communications. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at Praise Fellowship Church, 165 Park Street East, Chatham on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Koppes officiating. Interment to follow at MapleLeafCemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Ken Visser to the Praise Fellowship Church-India Mission Fund would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Kelly, Michael Charles, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on February 2, 2014

Kelly, Michael Photo (WinCE)Kelly, Michael Charles, a resident of Chatham. Michael Kelly died suddenly on Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 62. Born in London, Ontario, son of the late Barry & Victoire (Morin) Kelly. Beloved husband of 40 years to Janet McGuigan Kelly. Brother of Barry Kelly (Jo-Ann), Collingwood and the late Douglas Kelly; Paul Kelly & Ann Kelly. Son-in-law of Mona McGuigan (and the late James McGuigan). Brother-in-law of John & Diane McGuigan; Margaret & Jeff Marley; Sheila McGuigan & Ken McGrath;  and Diane Zarola. Uncle of Brent Kelly (Rachel); Chris Kelly; Scott McGuigan; Lee McGuigan; Jared Marley & Jessa Marley. Great Uncle of Hugh; Max; & Cooper and Findley Kelly. Also survived by his special canine Kaylee. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ed Nicol officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in CrafordCemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Michael to the St. Andrews Foundation; the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the C-K OSPCA would be appreciated.   Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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

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Tomecek, Karel John, a resident of Chatham.

Posted by on February 2, 2014

Tomecek; Karel John, a resident of Chatham. Karel Tomecek died Friday January 31, 2014 Tomecek Photo (WinCE)at RiverviewGardens, Chatham at the age of 78. Born in Chatham, Ontario, son of the late Karel (Charles) & Marie (Hrbac) Tomecek. Beloved husband of Mary Eleanor (McAlorum) Tomecek. Also survived by his cherished son Mark Tomecek and his wife Tina, daughter of Karel’s heart, of Milton. Treasured and adored grandchildren Nicholas and Amber. Brother of Ed Tomecek (Kathy) ChathamTownship. Brother-in-law of Elizabeth Lowther (John), Chatham. Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Karel was a well known and respected member of the Agricultural community. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Monday February 3, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Bombardier celebrant. IntermentMapleLeafCemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Karel to the Diabetes Association or the  Save the Children Canada Fund would be appreciated.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, silence the pianos and with muffled drum, bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead, scribbling on the sky the message he is Dead. Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves, let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves. He was my North, my South, me East and West, my working week and my Sunday rest, my noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever; I was wrong. The stars are not wanted now; put out every one; pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good.” (W.H. Auden)

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CLEVELAND: Inez Pearl (nee Allen) of Blenheim

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Cleveland, Inez0001CLEVELAND: Inez Pearl (nee Allen) – A resident of Blenheim, Inez Cleveland passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus with her family at her side on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the age of 85. Born in Grey County, Inez was the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Reid) Allen. Beloved wife of the late Milton Cleveland (1988). Dear sister to Merle Smith of Chatham. Predeceased by her siblings Vernon, Morris and Wilma. Sister-in-law to Betty Allen of Blenheim and Lula and Norm Nicholson of Blenheim. Much loved aunt to Richard and Lou Allen of Blenheim, Brian and Jana Smith of Calgary and Joanne and Jamie Daniels of Chatham. Great-aunt to many great-nieces and nephews. Also missed by close friend and cousin Glenn and Mary Cleveland of Erieau, as well as many friends, extended family and her church family at Ridge Community Church, where she was a member of the U.C.W. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 with Rev. Wanda Burse officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Inez to the Ridge Community Church or Blenheim United Church would be appreciated. Special thanks to the ICU team at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for their care and compassion. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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

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SMITH: James Brian ‘JB’ of Blenheim, formerly of Etobicoke

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Smith, James0001 (Mobile)SMITH: James Brian “JB”– A resident of Blenheim, and formerly of Etobicoke, JB Smith passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the age of 68. Born in Toronto, JB was the son of the late James and Gladys Alberta (Pugh) Smith. Beloved husband of 28 years to Elaine (nee Wilson). Fondly remembered by his cousins Sandy and Bernice Leslie of Rexdale, Grace Rock of Aurora, Carol and Wayne Lang of London, Brian and Charlotte Bouckley of London and their children. Son-in-law to Wilfred Arthur and Carol Wilson. Brother-in-law to Mary Jane and George Smith of Charing Cross, Bob and Geri-Lyn Wilson of Horton Line and the late Jim Wilson (2008) and Una Wilson of Chatham and their families. Also missed by many friends and extended family. JB retired from Etobicoke Hydro after 36 years of service. He was an avid Nascar fan and a lover of fine cars. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of JB’s life will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of JB to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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141 Park Street, Blenheim
519-676-3451

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REWITZ: Clara (nee Crawford) of Chatham

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Rewitz, Clara0001 (Mobile)REWITZ: Clara (nee Crawford) – A resident of Chatham, Clara Rewitz passed away with her family at her side at the Maple City Retirement Residence in Chatham on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Born 82 years ago in Cedar Springs, Ontario, to the late Roy Crawford and Tillie Crawford Ball. Survived by her devoted children, Gail Poissant (Ray) of Chatham, Ron of Hamilton and Rick of Chatham. Predeceased by her daughter Janet Leigh (1962). Cherished grandchildren Jennifer Smith (Tony) of Fergus, Christine Taylor (Mark) of Erie Beach, Jeff Coles and companion Jessica Zaitz of Hamilton. Loving Grandy of Ashley Taylor, Meghan and Rachel Smith. Predeceased by her sisters Dot Henneberry, Joan Holdaway and Linda Dale and brothers Roy and Fred Crawford, step-father Pete Ball and son-in-law Dwight Bower. Also survived by step-sister Norma Ball Couse of New Mexico, sister-in-law Nancy Crawford of Blenheim, brother-in-law Leo Henneberry (Gisela) of Portland, Ontario and Roy’s companion Louise Pighin. Dear aunt to thirteen caring, thoughtful nieces, nephews and their families. Clara was an employee at Zeller’s for 31 years, retiring in 1996. She also was employed at Janie’s Fashions for 10 years. She was an active member at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Chatham. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim 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. Saturday, February 1, 2014 with Pastor Art Schiemann officiating. Interment to follow at Craford Cemetery, Raleigh Township. In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Clara to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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

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TERRY, William, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on January 30, 2014

-Terry, William - Picture cardsTERRY, William, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 87. Cherished wife and best friend to Betty Mae (Arnold) for 63 years. Loving father of the late William Terry Jr., Fawn Andrew (Paul) of New Sarum, Michael Terry (Susan) of Toronto, Nancy Stead (Ron) of Chatham, David Terry (Joan) of Oakville, Willow Kelly of Chatham and Hope Terry (Dave) of Dundas. Dear brother to the late Beth Tiedeman (Hank) and Kingsley Terry (Shirley). Beloved grandfather and great-grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. William cherished his family and the memories shared with them. He worked as a clerk and deputy city manager for the city of Chatham, served as Alderman and had a second career in real estate as an appraiser and broker. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Interment is to take place. In memory of William and for his love of animals, donations can be made to the O.S.P.C.A of Chatham-Kent. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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ROBERT, Joseph. of Chatham, ON

Posted by on January 29, 2014

ROBERT, Joseph, a resident of Chatham, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 30. Dear son of Gerald Robert of Chatham and Jean Janssens of St. Thomas. Cherished fiancée and best friend to Lindsey Robert (Gyurindak). Loving father of Aubrey Robert & Camron Cote-Robert. Joe wanted to experience everything in life, so he lived his life to the fullest. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 31, 2014. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Joe to St. Clair College-Thames Campus would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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BRINKMAN: Ruth Carolyn of Chatham

Posted by on January 27, 2014

BRINKMAN: Ruth Carolyn (nee Durst) – A resident of Chatham, Ruth Brinkman passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus with her family at her side on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 68. Born in Arnprior, Ontario, Ruth was the daughter of the late William Albert and Esther Violet (Pilgrim) Durst. Beloved wife of 43 years to Earl A. Brinkman. Loving mother of Karen (Brinkman) Hauca (Mark) of Edmonton, Alberta, Jeff Brinkman (Becky) of Spokane, Washington and Mark Brinkman (Trisha) of Chatham. Proud grandmother of Ella Brinkman, Noah Brinkman, Grace Brinkman, Samuel Hauca, Matthew Brinkman, Molly Brinkman, J.T. Brinkman, Allison Hauca and Eli Brinkman. Dear sister to W.H.A. “Bert” Durst (Doreen) of Fenwick. Sister-in-law to Linda Weeks (late Ray) of Chatham and Marlene Johnson (Ellwood) of Peterborough. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Ruth trained for nursing at Toronto East General and nursed in both Kitchener and Chatham. Ruth was an active member at Emmanuel Baptist Church. She will be remembered for the selfless way she served others, and for her love for her Saviour, family and friends. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery prior to a Celebration of Ruth’s Life at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 100 McNaughton Ave W., Chatham at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with Rev. Andrew Martin officiating. Donations made in memory of Ruth to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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

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Walker, David Wayne, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on January 24, 2014

Walker, Dave (WinCE)Walker, David Wayne, a resident of Chatham. Dave Walker died Thursday January 23, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 62. Born in Fargo, Ontario, son of the late Ernest John & Gertrude (Small) Walker. Beloved partner of Karen Tengelits and husband of the late Diane (Fisher) (1993) and Kathryn Thompson-Walker (1998). Dear father of Dave (Jr.) Walker (Charity); Doug Walker (Jackie); Dan Walker (Lori); Lisa Massender (Rob); Jackie Rolo (Carlos); Nick Tengelits (Kate) and Brenda Tengelits (Matt). Papa to Paige; Megan; Ethan; Tyson; Roen; Sawyer; Ireland; Liam; Nate; Olivia; Tiago; Luca; Dominic; Mathew; Elek & Persephone. Brother ofRobert (Pam) Walker; Jim (Linda) Walker; Marg (Ed) Chaput; Don (Louise) Walker;Murray (Susan) Walker; all Of Chatham-Kent; and John Walker of Windsor.Also surviving sister-in-laws, Mary Walker (Windsor); Ruth Ann Walker (London); Helen Walker (Chatham-Kent); and Sharon Walker (Charing Cross). Also survived by several nieces and nephews.Dave was a longtime devoted employee for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday January 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Monday January 27 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Monday at 3:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula’s Catholic Church on Tuesday January 28 at 10:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow with Interment in MapleLeafCemetery, Chatham at a later date. Donations in memory of Dave to St. Vincent de Paul (St. Ursula’s Parish) would be appreciated.Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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SEWELL, Jaye G.A of Chatham, ON

Posted by on January 24, 2014

 

SEWELL, Jaye G.A. After a courageous battle with several health issues, Jaye passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the age of 55. Predeceased by his mother Marlene. Survived by his father Jack and his sister Leslie (Steve). Also survived by his niece Melanie and fiancée Scott, Uncle Richard and Aunt Donna, cousins Megan and Ryan (Nicole), grand-nieces Meredith, Paige and Charlotte. Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Jaye to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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VANTIL, Bea: Chatham, ON

Posted by on January 24, 2014

 

VanTil, Bea (nee Lautenbach), a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at RiverviewGardens. God called to himself Mrs. Bea VanTil in her 89th year. “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” PHILIPPIANS 3:20, 21. Born on June 22, 1925, Leuwarden, The Netherlands, to William and Trientje Lautenbach. Beloved wife of 53 years to Harke (Harry) VanTil. Loving mother of Teresa (Ed) Petrusma of Trenton and Henry & Joanne VanTil of Blenheim. Cherished grandmother of Bethany VanderDeen (Dave), Janelle, Leanna & Jeremy Petrusma, Matthew, Ryan, Courtney, Kristen, Laura & Wm. Hudson VanTil. Predeceased by her sisters Jetty Lutgendorff and Aafge Meyers. Survived by her sister Wilma Peereboom (John) of Victoria, B.C. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Donations in memory of Bea to the Alzheimer’s Society and Chatham Christian Schools would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Crouchman, Elizabeth (Betty), a resident of Chatham Township

Posted by on January 23, 2014

Crouchman (WinCE)Crouchman, Elizabeth (Betty), a resident of ChathamTownship. Betty Crouchman died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham-Campus on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at the age of 91. Born in Flint, Michigan, daughter of the late Albert & Nellie (Seabrook) Bates. Beloved wife of the late Gordon C. Crouchman (2010). Dear mother of Karen & Wayne Chapple, ChathamTownship. Grandmother of Wyatt Chapple & Jessica Beaulieu. Great Grandmother of Parker Gordon Chapple Sister of the late Charles Bates. Mrs. Crouchman lived most of her life in ChathamTownship, was a member of the Women of the Moose, Wallaceburg and ChristChurch (Anglican) Chatham. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday January 26, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home onMonday at 11:00 a.m. with the Ven. Rev. Paul Millward officiating. Interment Maple Leaf  Cemetery, Chatham. Donation in memory of Betty to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Betty’s family wish to extend their gratitude to the staff of Maple City Residence.

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Taylor, James of Chatham, ON

Posted by on January 21, 2014

 

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TAYLOR, James Howard, a resident of Chatham, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 60. Beloved husband and best friend to Paula Taylor (nee O’Neill) for 41 years. Dear son of JoAnne Taylor and the late Howard. Loving father of Melissa Opiela (Cass) of Chatham, Mike & Laura Taylor of Chatham, and the late infant Christine Taylor. Cherished papa of Emily & Kobi Opiela and future grandson of Mike & Laura. Dear brother to Judy VanderPol and the late Scott Taylor. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman who absolutely loved the outdoors. Jim treasured his grandchildren, as they were the apple of his eye. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Heather Scott officiating. Cremation is to take place with interment at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the O.S.P.C.A of Chatham-Kent in memory of Jim would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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KLOOSTRA, Paul a resident of Chatham

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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 A resident of Chatham, Paul Kloostra, passed away suddenly teaching at JohnMcGregorSecondary School on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 47. Beloved husband, forever love and best friend for 20 years to Shelley Bechard-Kloostra. Loving father to Emilee & Valerie Kloostra. Cherished son to Dick & Grace (Postma) Kloostra, and a special son-in-law to Ivan & Dora Bechard. A special brother to Ken & Allison Kloostra, Michael & Christina Bechard, Lee Ann & Bill Sparks. Survived by siblings Wally (Corine) Kloostra, Rob Kloostra, Shirley (Chris) Vanderiviere, Walter (Donna) Kloostra. Special uncle to Keaton & Archer Kloostra, Shannon Papps, Shawn & David Bechard, Caitlin Sparks, Hayden & Stephanie Kloostra, Kory Vanderiviere, Kyle & Kathryn Kloostra. Forever missed by his pet companion Milo. Paul began his career as a diesel mechanic where he excelled and eventually managed a local transport repair shop in Chatham.  To pursue his passion for teaching he returned to university and earned his teaching degree. He taught at schools, in both Lambton and Kent counties.   Paul’s zest for life was also shown in his enthusiasm as a basketball coach and fisherman. He relished every day in the classroom, on the court and on the water. Paul’s love of life was only exceeded by the love for his family and friends.  Paul will be remembered fondly by all of the lives he touched. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. or Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 with Fr. Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to follow at St.AnthonyCemetery, Chatham. Friends planning an expression of remembrance in memory of Paul Kloostra are asked to consider an Education Trust Fund for Paul’s children. (Cheques payable to Shelley Bechard-Kloostra in Trust). Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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