PAGE: Beverley of London

Posted by on November 12, 2017

PAGE, Beverley….

Peacefully at Country Terrace, Komoka on Saturday, November 11, 2017, Beverley Page of London in her 76th year. Loving aunt of Gwen Cosgrove (Joe), Liz Cosgrove (Janet), Pat Martin (Dale), David Cosgrove (Peggy) and Mary Johnston. Dear niece to Joe VanBuskirk and Barbara Page. Also missed by her cousins Richard VanBuskirk, Nancy Murray and her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Sidney and Lois Page, her sisters Margaret Harvey and Barbara Mary Page. Friends will be received by the family from 12-1pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1pm. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

RODGERS: Barbara Elizabeth of London

Posted by on November 10, 2017

RODGERS, Barbara Elizabeth….
Peacefully in her sleep, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, November 9, 2017, Barbara Elizabeth Rodgers passed away at the age of 71. Beloved daughter of the late William “Bill” and Anna Ruth Jarvis. Cherished mother of John Paul Rodgers and his wife Maryam and Carri Rodgers-Rowley and her husband Jeff. Proud and loving Grandma of Alexandra, Christopher and Jacob Rowley and Behnaz Ensan. Dear friend of John Rodgers. Sister of Anne Schroeder, Karen and Dianne Kappler and aunt of Lisa Schroeder. Barbara worked for Westgate Honda for nearly 30 years. Barbara was a dedicated volunteer at the London Humane Society. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at CCAC, VON and Parkwood Hospital for their care and compassion. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London ON N5V 3K5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

SMITH: Helen June of London

Posted by on November 10, 2017

SMITH, Helen June (Nee Thornton)…
Peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Victoria Hospital. Loving wife of the late George F. Smith. Dear mother of Janice Smith-Cowell (Simon), the late Richard (June) as well as her late sons Larry and Russell. Beloved grandmother of Mark (Jill) and Stacey. Treasured great grandmother of Lily. Caring sister of Orwell (Marion) Thornton, the late Doris Hopper and the late Wilson Thornton. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Helen served with the United Church as a Soprano soloist, avid choir member and as well participated in the London Chapter Sweet Adelines. In keeping with Helen’s wishes cremation and a private graveside service is to take place. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 383 Richmond Street, Suite 915, London ON N6A 3C4. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

EASTON: Lloyd of London

Posted by on November 10, 2017

EASTON, Lloyd….

Peacefully at his residence at Chelsey Park Retirement Community, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Lloyd Easton in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Marion G. (Parkinson) Easton (2011). Dear father of Nancy Jonah and her husband Brian of Ottawa, Paula Kenney and her husband Jim of Windsor and Tracy Bush and her husband Tim of London. Cherished grandpa of Paul Jonah (Teresa) of Toronto, Leigh Jonah of Ottawa and Madison and Loren Bush of London. Special great grandpa of Olivia and Maya. Lloyd will be missed greatly by his nieces, nephews and extended family. A special thank you to Dr. Anna Pawelec-Brzychczy and her staff for their exceptional care as well as the staff at Chelsey Park and his outstanding neighbours on Fairmont Ave. Lloyd was a Life Member of Middlesex Lodge No. 379 A.F. & A.M. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Middlesex Lodge No. 379 A.F. & A.M. will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Interment in Medway Cemetery, London Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medway Cemetery – Upkeep Fund, 22204 Richmond Street, London, ON N5X 4B2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

McFALLS: Isabel of Barrie, formerly of London

Posted by on November 10, 2017

McFALLS, Isabel…..

Isabel passed away peacefully in her 99th year on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Daughter of the late Alfred and Mabel Pinnell. Wife of the late Robert “Bob” McFalls for almost 60 years. Mother of the late Lyn McFalls, Linda Gibb (Gordon) and Kim Posno (Dennis). Grandmother of Gordie (Linda), Jennifer (Peter), Arnie (Elena), Shannon (Jason), Shawn and Denny (Beth). Great-grandmother of Blake, Alissa, Kyle, Daniel, Brooke, Kirby, Estella, Cameron, Patrick, Riley, Lucas, Gavyn, Oliver, Harrison and Benjamin. Sister of the late Dorothy McHarg (David) and the late Alfred Pinnell (Shirley). Sister-in-law of the late Ida and Clare Hodgins, the late Keith and Muriel McFalls, and Donald and Maxine Cromarty. Special Mom to Betty Pettigrew. Remembered by many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Isabel lived in London for 96 years and moved to Barrie to live with her daughter Kim and son-in-law Dennis when failing health prevented her from living independently. Special thanks are expressed to the countless PSWs in London and Barrie who cared for her; to Dr. Ganesh Persaud in London and to Dr. Joe Bailey in Barrie for his kindness and loving attention at the end of her life. Isabel excelled in school and at 17 began her working days at London Life until her marriage in 1940. Through the years Isabel enjoyed golf at the Highland Country Club, the fellowship of the UCW at Wesley-Knox United Church, volunteering at Victoria Hospital and The Boys and Girls Club, playing cards with her circle of friends, knitting and sewing, working briefly at the Polka Dot Shop, and spending many winters in Florida with her husband Bob at the home of her daughter Linda and son-in-law Gordon. But more than anything it was her family that mattered. They were the greatest source of pride and joy in her life. Friends will be received by the family from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London ON N6C 1E7, with Reverend Dennis Posno and Reverend Tracy Crick-Butler officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to Wesley-Knox United Church. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Sault Ste. Marie

CALDWELL, Jacqueline Leona

Posted by on November 3, 2017

CALDWELL, Jacqueline Leona…

On Sunday October 29, 2017 surrounded by her family and her faithful rescue cat ‘Lulu’, Jacqueline died peacefully in her home at the age of 93. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Florence May of London and by her husband of 61 years Ross Caldwell. She is survived by her sons Paul (Marilyn) of Brantford and Stephen of Vancouver BC and Paris ON, her grandchildren Haley (Steve) Barton and Wesley Caldwell and her great-grandson Max Barton. She also leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law Bev and Herb Ballantyne, her niece Jackie Campbell and her nephews Peter Ballantyne and Michael and Derek Scott. Jacqui graduated from South Collegiate where she excelled in English and was London’s first female cheerleader. After dancing professionally and attending Brescia College she devoted herself to family and friends as a creative homemaker and superb hostess and to her community as a generous volunteer and supporter of the arts. A gifted athlete, Jacqui enjoyed golf and curling and was an avid follower of figure skating and tennis. She loved summers in Grand Bend and Muskoka and winters in Sandestin, Florida. Jacqui was a truly gracious lady who will be fondly remembered for her infectious charm, warmth, thoughtfulness, intelligence and humour and for her unwavering sense of style. Hopefully, she is now reunited in the arms of her adored ‘Rosie’, gliding gracefully across a dance floor somewhere in eternity. Visitation to take place at 1pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017, with a service of remembrance beginning at 2pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London. In lieu of flowers donations to The National Ballet of Canada, 470 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON N5V 3KA would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

SOANES: Valerie Gail (nee Derksen) of London

Posted by on November 2, 2017

SOANES, Valerie Gail (nee Derksen) … Valerie passed peacefully after a long struggle with cancer on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in London Ontario. Valerie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 19, 1955 to Herbert (deceased 2007) and Elsie Derksen (Kehler). In 1976, Valerie married Brian Soanes in Thunder Bay, Ontario and together they raised their son Darryl (predeceased in 2005) and daughter Allison (Soanes Park) (Rusty). She is survived by her mother Elsie, husband Brian, sisters Dianne (Frank Grant), Pamela (Tom Francis), brother Daniel and grandchildren Jalen Soanes, Elias and Shannon Park. A celebration of Valerie’s life will take place at the Highland Country Club, 1922 Highland Heights, London on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm . Interment will take place, next to her son, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba (please check www.amgfh.com for updates). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – Brain Research, 123 St George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. Special thanks to Dr. Hahn and Lyn Kligman at the London Cancer Centre and the tremendous work of the nurses and support workers at both Victoria Hospital and Parkwood Institute. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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COBBE: Jeffery Allan of London

Posted by on November 2, 2017

COBBE, Jeffery Allan…

Suddenly on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the age of 52. Loving son of Barbara and the late Charles “Chuck”. Cherished brother to Lisa Thompson and Nancy Cobbe. He leaves behind a very special friend, Bonnie Cobbe and his furry companion Bella. He will also be missed by many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 3-4 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

DRYBURGH: Ian of Ilderton

Posted by on November 2, 2017

DRYBURGH, Ian…..

Peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Ian Dryburgh in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Liz Dryburgh for 39 years. Loving father of Matthew Dryburgh (Dominique), Michael Dryburgh (Janice) and David Dryburgh (Lyndsey). Cherished grandpa of Regan, Logan, Clayton and Brooke. Dear brother of Gord Dryburgh (the late Marg) and brother-in-law of Evelyn Beauchamp (Eddie) and Brad Kellow (Sharon). He will be missed by his nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Ian’s life will take place in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

MCLAUGHLIN: Bruce Wayne of London

Posted by on October 28, 2017

MCLAUGHLIN, Bruce Wayne…

Suddenly at home on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 66. Devoted father of Treena McLaughlin and Julia McLaughlin. Caring grandpa to Amanda (Steve), Jayden, Jaileigh and Jillian. Great grandpa to Princeton, Preston and Perseus. Beloved brother to Barbara, Sandy, Doug, Judy, Debbie, Diane, Linda, Nancy and the late Rick. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Vera McLaughlin. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-9pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A private family internment to take place at a later date. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

GRAY: Don of London

Posted by on October 28, 2017

GRAY, Don….

The family of Donald McKechnie Gray is saddened to announce his sudden passing on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 91. He was a much-loved husband to Mona (nee: Flood) for 66 years. Father to Dawn Wilson (late Mac), Deb Chedore (Phil), Diane Browne (Jim), Dena Gray (Alex). Special Uncle to Linda Stevenson. Brother in Law to Betty Warwick, Shirley Breckelmans, and late Marie Slack. A wonderful Papa to Lindsay Squires (Steve), Kelly Sauvè (Steve), Kim Novia (Freeborn), Courtney Lantz (Adam), Caleb Browne (Raena). Blessed to be a great Papa to Odia, Katelyn, Owen, Logan and Charlotte. Predeceased by his brother William, and sisters; Isabel and Margaret. Don was a dedicated employee of the London Free Press for 45 years and was a member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 610 A.F. & A.M. He was a passionate woodworker who built everything from the family cottage in Ipperwash to birdhouses for countless friends and family. He was proud of his woodworking skills but even more he was proud of his family. He was always surrounded by women and he loved it! He lived a wonderful life and will be missed. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to welcome friends for visiting on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2-4 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London and on Monday, October 30, 2017 one-hour prior (12-1 pm) to the funeral service being conducted at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

CHUTE: Flora Hope of London

Posted by on October 28, 2017

CHUTE, Flora Hope…

Flora Hope MacLeod Chute, born Chilliwack, BC, February 25, 1924, died Windsor, ON, October 24, 2017. Raised on a farm near Embro, Ontario, trained as a nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, lived with her husband and family in Tottenham, Owen Sound, Port Hope, Aylmer, Thamesford, Harriston, and in Simcoe, where she also practised as a nurse. Spent her final years in London and Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Max Chute for 63 years. Proud mother of Patricia Jeflyn Chute of Windsor, Richard Chute and his wife Anne of Port Franks, and Mary Chute Crawford and her husband James Crawford of Ottawa. Dear grandmother to Lauren and Macdonald Laplante; Nicole and Josh Chute; and Evelyn and her husband David Kroft, Sabrina, and Leigh Crawford. Great grandmother to Katelyn Park and Arielle Crawford-Arkaifie. Dear sister of her late brothers, Al and John MacLeod. She died as she lived, with great generosity of spirit, humour, kindness and love. Friends are welcomed for visiting, one hour prior (2-3pm) to the funeral service at 3pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation, 102 – 179 John Street Toronto, ON M5T 1X4 or Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, 551 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 0N8 Canada, would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

WOOD: Gladys Mellicent of London

Posted by on October 24, 2017

WOOD, Gladys Mellicent (nee Horton) …
Went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Born on July 29, 1917, she lived to happily celebrate her 100th birthday this past July. Born in Lorchmont, MI to Nellie and Leonard Horton. In 1927 her family moved back to Canada and then to London in 1930. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, John (Jack) Wood; sister, Edith McClure (Fred); her brother, Leonard Clifford Horton (Jessie). She thoroughly enjoyed being a homemaker, making delicious pies, entertaining family and friends, teaching her first grade Sunday School class for many years, serving in many activities at Wortley Baptist Church alongside her husband, sending cards, and spending time with dear friends and of course, her family who meant so very much to her. She was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who so faithfully prayed for her entire family and friends all through the years.
Left to cherish her memory are the children, Marlene (James) Sheldrake and Ray (Lora Lee) Wood; her four grandchildren, Andrew (Cindy) Sheldrake, Amanda (Jeff) Groat, Christi (Josh) Straub, Lindsay (Luke) Hunter and Ryan Wood; her eight great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary LaPointe; several nieces and nephews. A private family burial has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10:15-11am on Friday, October 27, 2017 at West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Road, London, where the funeral service will be held at 11am. Donations can be made to the Teen Challenge, 9340 Sharon Road, London, Ontario, N6P 1R6 or the Gideon’s International 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 6T9. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

SINCLAIR: Margaret “Peggy” of London

Posted by on October 24, 2017

SINCLAIR, Margaret (nee McCreadie) “Peggy” …
Peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her loving husband Frederick James Sinclair, and by infant son Douglas Sinclair. Caring mother to Alan Sinclair (Martha), Bruce Sinclair, and Mari Leatham (Skip). Dear grandmother to Nicole, Joe, Jef, Caitlin (Adam), Stacey (Kyle), Eric (Heather), Marlo and Minnie (Chris). Proud great grandmother to Lincoln. Beloved sister of the late John McCreadie. Peggy will also be missed by her many friends in the Elmwood Church Community. Friends are welcomed by the family on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, 111 Elmwood Avenue East, London for a celebration of life, beginning at 11:00 AM. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

ROBINSON: Gail Marie of London

Posted by on October 24, 2017

ROBINSON, Gail Marie (nee Foreman)…
With her girls by her side, on Friday October 20, 2017 Gail passed peacefully. Loving wife of Brian Robinson for over 38 years. Beloved mom to Amy (Ruben) and Elizabeth Anne. Treasured grandma to Lily and Andre. Predeceased by her brother David (Diana). Gail will also be missed by many other family and friends. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the A. Millard Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at St. Andrew Memorial Anglican Church, 55 Foxbar Road, London (off of Wellington Road South) at 3pm. Cremation to follow. If wished, donations can be made to A Book For Every Child 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario N6A 6H9. Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

WARD: Stewart of London

Posted by on October 24, 2017

WARD, Stewart …

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Stewart at home in his 62nd year. Dear son of Patricia and the late John Ward. He will be deeply missed by many. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment to follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

SKINNER: Margaret Catherine of London

Posted by on October 24, 2017

SKINNER, Margaret Catherine …
March 5, 1919 – October 18, 2017
Survived by her husband Alexander Peter Skinner. Predeceased by her daughter Carole Diane (1948) and step sisters; Hazel Hilliker (1995), Gertrude Perry (1996), Gladys Cooper (1996) and brother; Clarence Watkins (1959). She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. In keeping with Margaret’s wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. Funeral arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

McKEE: Marion of London

Posted by on October 19, 2017

McKee, Marion…

Passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Predeceased by her loving husband James “ Jim “ McKee. Cherished mother of David (Carol) McKee and Kathy (Paul) Martinello. Devoted Grandma to Jonathan (Naoko), Andrew, Michael (Teri), David and Timothy. Proud Great grandma to Hikaru and Yuuto. Beloved Sister to Boyde and Harold (Norma). Caring Sister in law to Irene McKee. Friends will be received by the family from 12-1pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1pm. Interment at Woodland Cemetery to follow. If wished, donations can be made to the London Health Sciences Centre, 747 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 2R6 or the Lung Association, 639 Southdale Road East, London, ON N6E 3M2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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McKEE: Audrey of London

Posted by on October 17, 2017

McKEE, Audrey ….

Peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence, Audrey McKee passed away at the age of 96. Beloved wife of Jim McKee and the late Charles Verdun Walker. Loving mother of: Frances Schneider and her husband Ronald of Nanaimo, BC, Barbara Walters and her husband Rob of Ilderton, Nancy Graham and her late husband Ted of London , Brian Walker and his wife Marilyn also of London, Bruce Walker and his wife Lynne of Williamsburg, Virginia. Also missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Leonora Stapleton and her brothers Vance, Bill and Grant Cooper. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Inspirit Residences for their compassionate care and support. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, as well as 1 hour prior to the funeral service (12-1pm). The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON, N6B2V3, the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St George Street, London ON N6A 3A1 or the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

HOYT: Murray of London

Posted by on October 17, 2017

HOYT, Murray….

Peacefully with his family by his side at Kensington Village, London, on Saturday, October 14, 2017, Charles Albert Murray Hoyt in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Anne Hoyt (2009). Loving father of Monte Hoyt and Shannon Helmer and her husband Tom. Cherished grandpa of Kennedy Marie Sadler, Adam (Lisa), Kim (Dane), Hayley (Kevin), and Leeza. Special great-grandpa of Lillee, Ava, Jaxxon and Emma. Dear brother in law of Nancy Johnston (the late Bill) and Wayne Petrie. Missed by his nieces and nephews Susan (AJ), Helen (Perry), Tracy (Dave), Matt and Todd (Karen) and his great nieces and nephews Madison, Sam, Kyle, Jacob and Connor. Predeceased by his sisters Helen Vine and Evelyn Crawford and his brothers-in-law Bill Vine and Keith Crawford. Murray will be fondly remembered by dear friends Ang and Chris and his many friends at Community of Christ Church and the Highland Country club where he spent most of his time. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Kensington Village for their care and compassion during Murray’s stay. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A Celebration of Murray’s Life will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 1-4 pm at the Highland Country Club, 1922 Highland Heights, London. In Murray’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, ON N6B 3H6 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

LITTLE: Boyd of London

Posted by on October 16, 2017

LITTLE, Boyd….

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, October 15, 2017, Boyd Little in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean (McCaul) Little for 69 years (October 2016). Loving father of Bill Little of London, Brian Little of Tillsonburg and Marguerite Pettit (Shawn Dukic) of London. Proud grandfather of Lisa Latulippe (Brandon) and Neal Little and great-grandfather of Andie, Aimee and Brock. Dear brother of Florence Murray (the late David) and Audrey McMurray (the late Jack). Predeceased by his grandson Chad Pettit (1995) and his brother Cecil Little (2014 and the late Janet 2012). Boyd graduated from London Normal School in 1941, he taught for 37 years. He was a principal for 31 years at Otterville Public School. Boyd was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 104 A.F. & A.M.. Friends will be received by the family 1 hour prior (10-11 am) to the funeral service being conducted at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11 am. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery, Dorchester, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the CNIB, 749 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 2R6 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

PULLEN: Harry A of London

Posted by on October 16, 2017

PULLEN, Harry A. …
We are sad to announce the loss of Harry Pullen on Saturday, October 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with lung cancer that never robbed him of his sense of humour. Harry was loved by many people and will be sadly missed by all of us. He is survived by his loving wife, Alexis, as well as his two daughters, Beverley and Linda and a son, Lawrence. Harry is also survived by his stepchildren, who brought so much to his life, Robert and Marg Rodda, Marg and Dwayne Deacon, and Scott and Gwen Rodda, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Poppa Harry was always good for a candy, high 5 and fun. Harry was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley, and his daughter Betty. His career included many years at Weston’s and owning the Pinto store in Dorchester. A special thanks to the palliative care team that allowed Harry to stay at home including Dr. Hamilton, Harry’s wonderful nurse Christine and PSW Kyle. A very special thank you to our friends and family for the constant support you provided, along with the numerous trips to London to cook meals and have a laugh together. To my daughter, Marg and sister, Sandra – Thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you both. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 501 Lambeth, 7097 Kilbourne Road, London Ontario. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, ON N6B 3H8 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation 180- 633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

DeSHANE: Louise of London

Posted by on October 11, 2017

DeShane, Louise….

Louise slipped from her dreams peacefully and with grace to her death 1 day ago, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the age of 80. Her dreams over the last few months took her back to Nova Scotia where she was born and spent her early years. She shared memories of ‘Donny’ Sutherland in his convertible, cruising around town, her deep friendships from high school which she maintained with annual visits and the Sperry Monument where she will join her father and mother. Louise challenged and changed the landscape of many social agencies in London. Her clarity and force of personality created a large group of people who adored her – her students from Fanshawe College whom she mentored, the women of London who continue to benefit from ‘My Sisters’ Place’ through her generosity and leadership and her friends with whom she shared her fine mind and her love of beautiful things. Louise continued with her passion to find just the right word as she tackled cryptic crossword puzzles and to find just the right gift for the many occasions that she and her husband, Wes, enjoyed celebrating. She was a creative collector of exotic plants which she nurtured in her colourful garden, designed to attract birds and butterflies. Several decades ago Louise declared that ‘purple’ would be her colour. She sported it always in the elegance of her fingernails and often in her costumes. This colour symbolizes wisdom, independence, dignity, grandeur and devotion – all elements that she gave unstintingly to benefit those who knew her. Over the past six months, Louise and Wes’ home has been filled with floral tributes and the loving care of Wes who predeceased her recently. She is survived by their son Peter and his wife Jen. Loving grandmother of Barron and Raphael. Dear sister of Gilbert Sperry and his wife Joyce and sister-in-law of Noreen DeShane. Cherished aunt of Kathy Sperry and her partner Mark, Wendy Sperry and her partner John, Deborah Sperry, Greg Sperry and his wife Kim and their families. She will be missed greatly by her dear friends; Suzanne, Susan, Nancy, Diana and many, many others. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Louise’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2 pm. As an expression of memorial, donations may be made to My Sisters’ Place, 566 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1W8 or the Participation House Foundation, 101-620 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 3R9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CAMP: Gary James of London

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CAMP, Gary James …

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Beloved husband of Liz, proud father of Trevor and Peter. Brother to Bev and the late Clayton, uncle of Sean and great uncle of Jaron. Gary was a sixties hippie who, as a young man, hitchhiked throughout Canada, USA, Mexico and most of Europe. The family wants to thank Bev for his support and regular visits with Gary. Thanks for the care, compassion and hugs that we received from the teams at Glendale Crossing, the Geriatric Behaviour Unit at Vic and the Parkwood Institute on his dementia journey. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SMELTZER: George of London

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SMELTZER, George….

At Victoria Hospital, London, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, George Leonard Smeltzer, surrounded by his loving family, passed peacefully in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (Dowswell) Smeltzer (2014). Loving father of Laurie Patterson (James) of London, Michael Smeltzer (Angela) of Estevan, SK and Peter Smeltzer (Catherine) of London. Dear grandfather of Trevor Patterson of Vancouver, B.C. Isaac Smeltzer (Melissa) of Denver, CO, Megan Schick (Mason) of Weyburn, SK, Yakira Mukendi (Didi) of Kuwait, Larissa Smeltzer of Hamilton, Samantha, Lily and Danielle of London. Cherished great grandfather of Madisyn Joy and Emily Patricia Grace Schick. Dear brother of Betty Joiner (Leo), Doris Balfour (Bob), Lois Smeltzer and survived by his sister-in-law Wilma Smeltzer all of St. Thomas and brother-in-law Daniel Dowswell of Kalamazoo, MI. Also loved by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters Ruth White, Mary Lunn, Hank Smeltzer, Douglas Smeltzer and Bonnie-Lynn Smeltzer. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Doctors and Staff of both Parkwood and Victoria Hospitals. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 am. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 am. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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