COOKE, Lisa Marie a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 28, 2014

COOKE, Lisa Marie

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

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VIDLER, Hartley Robert, Erieau, ON

Posted by on July 28, 2014

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

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Daniels, Wayne, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 27, 2014

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

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Cooper, Ruth, a resident of Blenheim and formerly Ridgetown

Posted by on July 27, 2014

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

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METCALFE, Dave a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metcalfe, Dave WinceeMETCALFE, Dave

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

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HUXLEY, Juliette

Posted by on July 21, 2014

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

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

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SMITH, Carol Marie, of Ridgetown, ON

Posted by on July 18, 2014

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

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TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’

Posted by on July 16, 2014

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

 

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HOUGH, Yula a resident of Blenheim

Posted by on July 14, 2014

Hough, Yula WINCEEHOUGH, Yula

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

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

Posted by on July 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pearce, Lois Mabel, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Dr.PearcePEARCE, Lois, Mabel –A long-time resident of Chatham, Dr. Lois Pearce passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. She was born Lois Craig, May 27, 1920, in North Gower, Ontario, daughter of Newman and Margaret. Following high school, Lois attended one year of ‘normal school’, then taught school for two years in Thessalon, in northern Ontario. She then attended the School of Medicine, University of Toronto, graduating in 1945 as a commissioned officer of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces. Married in 1947 to Richard (Dick) Pearce, the couple moved to Chatham in 1951, where she maintained an active medical practice and delivered many residents of Chatham and area. Later in her career, she worked as a staff physician until her retirement in 1985. With a strong belief in the importance of education, Lois also served for several years on the Kent County Board of Education

During her retirement, she travelled around the world, including visits to Egypt, France, Germany, India and China. She also volunteered with the Flora Campbell Auxiliary and Zonta Club, was a member of the University Women’s Club and thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge and quilting. In 1990, in celebration of her 70th birthday, Lois and Dick took part in a nine-month odyssey, walking across Canada in support of the Rotary Foundation, from White Rock, B.C. to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She is predeceased by her husband, Richard (Dick) in 1997 and her brother Keith. She is survived by four children: Leslie (Greg), Craig (Patti), Margaret (David) and Ralph (Debra), grandchildren Lisa and Jon, Lindsay and Aislinn, Emily and Emma, Meagan and Monica, as well as sister Joyce Griffiths of Vancouver, B.C., brother Kenneth (Joan) of Innisfil, Ontario, and beloved cousin Bernice Jewson of Clinton, Ontario.

Visitation will take place Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, from 10:00 to 11:30am, with a remembrance celebration from 11:30am to 12:00pm. A private service for family members will follow at Trinity Cemetery near Morpeth, Ontario.

If desired, please make donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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Whyte, Andrew Arthur, a resident of Chatham

Posted by on July 4, 2014

Whyte, Andrew Arthur, a resident of Chatham. Andrew Whyte died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family , after a courageous battle with cancer,  on Thursday July 3, 2014 at the age of 70. Born in Chatham, son of the late Andrew Bell Weir & Emily Louise (Fortescue) Whyte. Beloved husband of Susan (Peters) Whyte. Dear father of Robert (Cindy) Whyte, Florida; David (Michelle) Whyte, Orangeville; Nancy (Brad) Connor, Chatham; and Steven (Lynne) Whyte, Chatham. Grandfather of Jennifer (Matt) Kentner, Andrew Whyte; Nicolette Whyte, Taryn Whyte, Jadyn Whyte; Lauren Connor, Brenden Connor, Allison Connor; Alex Whyte,  and Meghan Whyte. Great grandfather of  Aiden Kentner, and Liam Kentner. Brother of Stewart Whyte, Chatham and Cathy (Mike) Corriveau, Chatham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Andrew had a long time love for classic cars. Friends will be received at Christ Church Anglican,  80 Wellington Street West, Chatham, on Tuesday July 8, 2014 from 1p.m. – 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with The Venerable Paul Millward officiating.  Donations in memory of Andrew to the Chatham-Kent Hospice or the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Oncology Department Parking Fund would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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JORDAN, Marlene

Posted by on July 4, 2014

Jordan, Marlene, a resident of Wallaceburg and formerly Chatham. Marlene Jordan died Thursday July 3, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 75. Born in Chatham, daughter of the late William & Martha (Dekeyzer) Newham. Beloved wife of the late Duncan Killins (1980) and Morris Jordan (2007). Dear mother of Bill (Maddy) Killins, Sakatoon; Mary Killins, Wallaceburg; Kelly Killins, Wallaceburg and the late Susan Lee (2011) and Rick Killins (2002). Grandmother of 15 and Great Grandmother of 23. Sister of Calvin (Ina) Newham, St. Thomas; Beverly (Dave) Brown, Kingsville and the late Alfred Newham (1993) and his wife Sandy Newham, Pain Court; and June Newham (1987). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marlene farmed most of her life and enjoyed her time fishing. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday July 6, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert Browning officiating.  Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Marlene to the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Whittington, John Richard, a resident of R.R. #4, Chatham

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Whittington, John Richard, a resident of R.R. #4, Chatham. John R. Whittington died Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, at the age of 55. Born in Chatham, son of John & Marie (Russell) Whittington of Charing Cross. Beloved husband of Terry (Van Basselaere) Whittington. Dear brother of Tom (Lynn) Whittington, Chatham; Deb (Carl) King, Chatham; Fay (Ron) Hopkins, B.C.; Patty Whittington, Windsor; Robert Whittington, Chatham; and Diane Whittington, Toronto. Brother-in-law of Susan  Van Basselaere, Chatham; and James (Nelda) Van Basselaaere, Calgary. Son-in-law of Dianne Van Basselaere (the late Robert, 1999). Also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, one great great niece and godson Colin Darling. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Friday July 4, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. and at the Chatham Salvation Army  Saturday from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Chatham Salvation Army, 46 Orangewood Blvd., Chatham on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Captain Andrew Watkinson officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of John to the Canadian Cancer Society, C-K Community Living or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.   Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Paraskevopoulos, Haralambos ‘Charlie’, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on July 1, 2014

picturePARASKEVOPOULOS, Haralambos ‘Charlie’, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 1, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 74. Dear son of the late Anastasios & Kondylo Paraskevopoulos (Nee Tambakis). Beloved husband to Elene for 55 years. Loving father of the late Tom (Sharon) Paraskevopoulos, of Chatham, Jim Paraskevopoulos & the predeceased Lynn, of Chatham, Nick (Dina) Paraskevopoulos, of Aurora, the late Eric (Margo) Paraskevopoulos, of Cambridge, Cathy (Jim) Babalis, of Chatham and Steve Paraskevopoulos, of Toronto. Cherished grandfather to Lana, Kyle, TJ, Ashley, Gregory, Bradley, Sophia, Christina, Anastasia, Zoe, Ella, Thanasi, Bobby, Jorja, Eleni, Tommy & Charlie. Dear brother to Aristidis ‘Eric’ (Gina) Paraskevopoulos, of Chatham and Helen (John) Vlitas, of Toronto. Charlie is survived by several nieces and nephews. Charlie cherished the time spent with all of his grandchildren and absolutely loved spending his summers back home in Greece. 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. with Prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, Chatham. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Charlie to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church and the CKHA Oncology Unit would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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FIELD, Louise Helen, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on July 1, 2014

pictureFIELD, Louise Helen, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2014 at the age of 96. Dear daughter of the late Grant and Florence Austin (Nee Tedford). Beloved wife to the late Harold William Field (1989). Cherished sister to Norine (Wayne) Edwards, of Chatham. Louise is survived by her nephew Wilfred ‘Wilkie’ Wilson, of Chatham and her good friend Joan Fletcher, of Chatham. Louise is survived by several nieces and nephews. Louise enjoyed ice skating and was a former CIGT leader. A special thank you to VON for all their care. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St Clair Street, Chatham, on Monday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Margaret Moriyama officiating. Interment at a later date. Donations in memory of Louise to a Charity of Choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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AUTHIER: John “Jack” of Chatham

Posted by on June 29, 2014

img048AUTHIER: John “Jack” 
A resident of Chatham, Jack Authier died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday June 28, 2014. He was born in Raleigh Township, 80 years ago on February 10, 1934, son of the late Fred & Rachel (Franklin) Authier. Beloved husband of 57 years to Marlene (McEwen) Authier. Loving father of Alison & Kerry Drew, and Andrea & Dennis Poole, all of Chatham. Cherished grandfather of Evan, Kiera, and Brielle Drew, Lauren and Alexandra Poole. Dear brother of Alfred & Margaret Authier of Wheatley, Bette Brooker (late Ralph) of Tilbury, and brother-in-law of Alan & Marion McEwen of Ridgetown. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Jack retired from Union Gas after a long career throughout Ontario. For a time during his career, he served as President of the Ontario Petroleum Institute. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Meadowpark Nursing Home for their care and compassion. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday July 2, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A Family Interment service will take place at Shanks Cemetery at a later date. If desired, please consider a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in memory of Jack. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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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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141 Park Street, Blenheim
519-676-3451

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JACKSON: Edna of R.R. # 3 Blenheim

Posted by on June 29, 2014

JACKSON:Jackson, Edna0001 (Mobile) Edna - 
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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141 Park Street, Blenheim
519-676-3451
 

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

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario

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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, Ontario

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 

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

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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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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Ontario, Simcoe