PADEGA: Kathleen of London

Posted by on March 27, 2017

PADEGA, Kathleen….

Peacefully at the Dearness Home on March 23, 2017, Kathleen Hylda Padega in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Ilmars ‘Morris’ Padega (2000). Missed by her children; Helen, Michael and David and her daughters-in-law Lisa Bentley and Barbara Padega. Remembered by her grandchildren; Liam Priest, Jack, Ben, Claire, Nicolas and Alexis Padega and her relatives in England. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to the staff of 3W Forest Glen for their loving care in Kathleen’s last years. Cremation has taken place and a private interment in Woodland Cemetery will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Kathleen can be made to the McCormick Day Program (Dementia Services), 2022 Kains Road, London, ON N6K 0A8 where she spent many happy days. 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

HITCHINS: Graham of London

Posted by on March 27, 2017

HITCHINS, Graham….

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Graham passed away at University Hospital, London at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 25 years to Mara. Loving father to Mike (Sharron), Steve, and step-father to Kendra (Mark) and Amy (Jason). Cherished grandfather to Christopher, Tayler, Claire, Eddie, Carina and Mason. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.  A renaissance man that loved life, the outdoors, music, travelling, martial arts and his family.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 11am – 1pm, at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held at 1pm. Interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Arva. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London -Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1 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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ROSBOROUGH: Bill of London

Posted by on March 27, 2017

ROSBOROUGH, Bill….

Peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, William “Bill” Rosborough, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Lois V. J. (Paterson) Rosborough (1994). Dear brother of Ron Rosborough and his wife Kathy of Egmondville. Predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Rosborough and his brother Gerald Rosborough. He will be fondly remembered by Ruth Rosborough and his nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Smaggus and the nurses at University Hospital for their excellent care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9, the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, C/O Donations Department, 1003 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC H4A 0A9 or 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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NEWTON: Bernice of London

Posted by on March 16, 2017

NEWTON, Bernice Ora (nee McFadden)…
Peacefully at the Village of Glendale Crossing, London on March 13, 2017. Bernice, of London, was in her 103rd year. Wife of the late George A. Newton (2005). Dear mother of Gerry (Barbara) Newton and Gary (Cherie) Newton. Cherished grandma of five granddaughters Shannon (Mark Wells),  Stacey (Gary McManus), Tara (Omar Birani), Jocelyn (Amory Ramroop), Kara (Brandon Jackman) and eleven great-grandsons O.J., Justin, Trevor (1995), Jordan, Kurtis, Ayden, Teryn, Brandon, Kaleb, Jaden, Hayden and two great-granddaughters Savanna and Aubrey. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London. Cremation has taken place. A very special thanks goes out to the staff at Glendale Crossing Glanworth area for their outstanding service and compassion. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street N, London, ON N6B 3H8. 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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UPMALIS: Henry of London

Posted by on March 16, 2017

UPMALIS, I. Henry MD FRCS (C) FACS
On Friday, March 10, 2017, I. Henry Upmalis peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family at University Hospital, London on Friday, March 10, 2017, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Ausma Upmalis, with whom he would have celebrated their 65th anniversary in June. Dear father of Dr. David Upmalis. “Poppa” is already missed by his granddaughter Jordan and grandsons Jeffrey(Lynn), Tom and Bob. Survived by a number of nieces and nephews Also survived by sister-in-law Ruth Banga and daughter-in-law Gail. Born in Latvia, Henry came to Canada determined to complete his medical studies. He graduated from UWO Medical School and went on to practice general surgery in Kitchener-Waterloo for over 30 years. He was an avid gardener, winemaker and bridge and Scrabble player, activities that he further pursued and refined in his retirement in London, while developing his skills as a chef. Always a gentleman, Henry was a dedicated surgeon, a caring colleague and a mentor. Predeceased by his sister Ausma, daughter Ruth Ann and sons John, Michael and Martin. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of the 5th floor University Hospital for their considerate and exceptional care. Cremation has occurred. A memorial service will take place on a date and at a location to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to London Health Science Foundation, 747 Base Line Rd E, London, ON N6C 2R6 in recognition of his excellent medical care or the Grand River Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 9056, 835 King St West Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3 in recognition of the decades he spent practicing surgery in Kitchener. 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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WACH: Beth of London

Posted by on March 16, 2017

WACH, Elizabeth….

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Elizabeth “Beth” Wach in her 60th year. Beloved wife of Gord Wach for 37 years. Daughter of Raymond and Reverend Canon Beverley Wheeler. Loving mother of David (Aisling Curtin) and Stephen. Cherished big sister of Bill Wheeler (Lauree) and Anne Bartholomew (Randy). Sister-in-law of Grant Wach and Jeannette Haswell. Beth will be missed by nieces and nephews Raymond, Matthew, Sean, Aaron, Sarah, William, Leigha, Emma, Graeme, Bryan, Paul, Keara, Maryn. Predeceased by her mother-in-law Kathryn and father-in-law Harry Wach. She will also be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 11:00 – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a Celebration of Beth’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm. Interment in Woodland Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Crohn’s and Collitis Canada, 600-60 St. Clair Avenue East Toronto, ON M4T 1N5. Online condolences, photographs and memories shared at www.amgfh.com

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HEBB: Jim “Jimmy” of London

Posted by on March 9, 2017

HEBB, Jim “Jimmy”…..

Peacefully at University Hospital in London with his family at his side, James (Jimmy to all) William Hebb passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in his 81st year.  Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy.  Jimmy leaves behind his 3 sons Blair (Marianne), Scott (Grace), Michael (Liz) and daughter-in-law Cyndi.  As well, Jimmy leaves behind 6 grandchildren:  Greg (Samantha), Steven (Lisa), Regan, Trinity, Amanda and Paige, one great-grandchild Katie and another on the way.  Jimmy is also survived by his sister Joan (Steve) Killi and sister-in-law, Bev Schwirtlich and many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by all of his dear friends. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at A. Millard George Funeral Home , 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm.  Cremation and a private family service to be held at a later date. Jimmy’s ability to bring people together is his legacy. A special thank you to all the staff at LHSC Victoria and University Campuses for the wonderful care they provided for Jimmy. In recognition of Jimmy’s love for children please consider making a donation to a children’s charity of your choice or donations gratefully accepted to LHSC Foundation, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6 . Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DICKER: Ida of London

Posted by on March 9, 2017

DICKER, Ida….

Peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Ida Dicker formerly of London in her 91st year. Beloved daughter of the late Gordon and Lillian Dicker. Loving sister of Jean Black. Cherished aunt to her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Frances Hanlon, her brothers Edward and Douglas Dicker, her sister-in-law Jean Dicker, her brother-in-law Donald Black and her other sister-in-law Jean Dicker. The family would like to thank the staff at Craigwiel Gardens for the care and compassion provided to Ida, especially over the last few months. Friends will be received by the family 1 hour prior (9-10am) to the funeral service being conducted on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10 am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, with Reverend Tracy Crick-Butler officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BARCLAY: Charles Ronald of London

Posted by on March 9, 2017

BARCLAY, Charles Ronald

After a lengthly illness, Charles “Ron” Barclay passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in his 67th year, at University Hospital, London. Dear son of Charles (1983) and Hilda (1995) Barclay. Loving husband to Barbara (nee Elliott-Sillers). Caring step father to Crystal Lawlor (Jesse), Amanda Scott (Michael) and Casey Sillers (Jillian). Step grandfather to Joseph, George, Jacob, Samuel, Liam, Henry, Kaytee-ann, Mallory, Lucy and Evangeline. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives, friends and their families. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 12-1 pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the Celebration of Life will be held at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the War Amps, 1 Maybrook Drive, Scarborough, ON M1V 5K9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SMITH: Danny of London

Posted by on March 8, 2017

SMITH, Danny….

Danny’s long and courageous struggle is peacefully concluded. He died quietly at Victoria Hospital early Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Brenda (McConnell) Smith for 42 years. Loving father of Natalie Smith. Dear brother-in-law of Greg McConnell. Dan will be missed by his cousins, friends and co-workers. Predeceased by his parents Ilene and Tom and his brother Kenny. The family would like to thank the London health care system that has supported Danny. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Danny’s life will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1pm at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London ON N6C 1E7. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Kidney Care Centre, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6 or Wesley-Knox United Church – Memorial Fund. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WARNER: Norman of London

Posted by on March 8, 2017

WARNER, Norman….

It is with profound sadness that the family of Norman McAmmond Warner announce his passing, in his 93rd year, on Saturday evening, March 4th, 2017. Norm was the deeply cherished husband of Mary for 65 years. He will be sadly missed by his children Marian Kirby, Margot Warner-Knowles and Mark Warner (Marnee). As well he was the proud grandfather of Bjorn Kirby and Ted Warner-Knowles. Survived by his brother-in-law George Engelking and several generations of nieces and nephews, who all had a very special place in his heart. Predeceased by three sisters, Mary, Eleanor, Edith and brother Robert. In 1944 Norm left high school to join the Armed Services where he received his wings as a paratrooper. The war ended and he enrolled at the University of Toronto, graduating as a Civil Engineer. He enjoyed his profession and the many challenges it presented. After retirement, he continued his volunteer work, became an accomplished wood carver, enjoyed golfing at Sunningdale and bridge games with friends. Norm liked nothing more than spending time at the family cottage on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. Church was an important part of Norm’s life and for the last 13 years he sang in his church choir, continuing until just one week ago. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Drive, London, ON N6H 2S3, where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research London, 309 Commissioners Road West, London, ON N6J 1Y4, Riverside United Church or a charity of your choice are appreciated. 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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GILLESPIE: Denise of London

Posted by on March 7, 2017

GILLESPIE, Denise (Hajdu) ….

After a courageous battle, Denise has joined the angels on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Nancy and the late James Gillespie. Survived by her sisters Ronda, Jamie and Kim and her brother Cameron and their families. Missed by her dog Samantha. Friends will be received on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9 to 11 am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will take place at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations in Denise’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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BAILEY: Bob of London

Posted by on March 7, 2017

BAILEY, BOB….

Robert Brent Bailey 1934-2017, “Bob” died peacefully in University Hospital Palliative Care with Kay and Betsy by his side. Bob and Kay enjoyed 59 years of a good life together. He was predeceased by their son, Brent McKay Bailey (Veronica) in 2004, and is survived by his daughter Betsy (Ed) Hofsteede, as well as grandsons, Eamonn, presently at University in Beijing, China, and Sean, at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Brent R. Bailey in Toronto. After graduating from U.W.O., Bob joined General Motors in the London office for 5 years, moving to Oshawa in 1963, then Burlington, before joining his brother Bill in the Dealership at LMP in 1968. Bob spent many winters in Florida with Kay, enjoying his favourite pastime, golfing. Cremation and a private family service has taken place. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West, London on April 8, 2017 from 2-4 pm. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to McCormick Dementia Services, 2022 Kains Road, London, ON, N6K 0A8 or a charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London, Toronto

ROBINSON: Terry of London

Posted by on March 7, 2017

ROBINSON, Terry…..
Passed away on March 3, 2017, at Parkwood Hospital in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife of 57 years Diane, parents Archie and Jean, and brother Ray. Loving father of Jeffrey (Catherine), Janet (Sam Crozier) and Barbara. Loving Grandfather of Alexandra and Joshua Robinson (Emma), Alison and Gillian Crozier. Cherished by sister-in-law Connie Jefferess. He will also be missed by his close friends, the people of St. James Westminster Anglican Church and his neighbourhood. Terry was a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He worked for Bell Canada for over 37 years and after retirement worked with the Pioneers including Diane, sewing Therapeutic Heart Pillows for London Health Sciences Centre Cardiac patients. Terry and Diane enjoyed camping and traveling especially in North America, heading from coast to coast on many a road trip. They also ventured to Korea and China. Terry was a talented woodworker, plumber, electrician, auto-mechanic and so much more. He spent a lifetime giving of his time, talent and treasure at St. James, the Girl Guide Camp Orenda and the homes and cottages of countless family, friends and neighbours. There was almost nothing that Terry couldn’t fix. He always claimed that there would be a toilet to fix before he could pass through the Pearly Gates…he’s probably working on that now. Terry always had time to teach, guide and encourage his children and grandchildren while still allowing them to find their own way through life. A memorial service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, on Wednesday March 15th at 1pm. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the St. James Westminster Anglican Church Restoration Fund. 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

BOURNE: Judy of London

Posted by on March 7, 2017

BOURNE, JUDITH….

Judy died peacefully on February 28, 2017 at the age of 73 at the Dearness Home in London. Predeceased by her parents Florence and Stuart Bourne. She is survived by her brother Larry (Paula), her nephew David Bourne (Dana), niece Alexandra Bourne (Grant), four great-nieces and one great-nephew, and an extended family. Special thanks to the nursing staff of the Dearness Home for their sensitive care, and especially to our cousin Marilyn Clements for her love and devotion as Judy’s primary caregiver and very best friend over the last several years. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 3-5pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home – Reception Centre, 60 Ridout Street South, London (south east corner of the parking lot). A private interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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UDRIS, Alfs H. of London

Posted by on February 27, 2017

UDRIS, Alfs H.

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Chartwell Residence in Parkhill in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Astrida for 51 years. Loving father of Aina and her husband Paul DeViet, and Valdis Udris. Dear Granddad to Paul and his wife Kari and great-grandad to Rayna, Xavier, Isaac, Simon and Maeve. Fondly remembered by family friend, Irena Zvagulis. Survived by his sister, Erika as well as nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and grandnephews in Canada, the USA and Latvia.  Predeceased by his older brother Valdis and sister Astra. Alfs was a strong, resilient man who loved the land and growing things, playing and singing his music, writing poetry and stories about his life experiences, and working for the betterment of his friends and family in his homeland. He will be remembered in our hearts forever. Special thanks to the staff at dad’s last home in Parkhill for their kindness and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to The Latvian Relief Society of Canada, “Daugavas Vanagi”, 4 Credit Union Drive, Toronto ON, M4A 2N8 or Latvian Occupation Museum, c/o Dagnija Stasko, 16 Elterwater Avenue, Napean, ON K2H 5J2 (cheques should be made payable to Latvian Relief and Development Fund with designation to “Okupacijas muzejam”). Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

HADDOW: Betty of London

Posted by on February 27, 2017

HADDOW, Betty….

Peacefully at Marian Villa on Thursday, February 23, 2017, Elizabeth Haddow in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late John Walker Haddow (2007). Dear mother of John Haddow and his wife Debbie of London, Robert Haddow and his wife Denise of Burlington, Julie Zacharopoulos and her husband Ike of Calgary. Proud Gramma of Rob of Burlington, Craig of Sudbury, Kelli and Jay of Calgary. Great Gramma of Caeden and Easton of Sudbury. Predeceased by her brother Frederick Isaacs and his wife Sydney. Betty was the golf and curling secretary for 35 years at the Highland Country Club. The staff on the 5th floor at Marian Villa were exceptional and the family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to them. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10:30 am with visitation 1 hour prior at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. To celebrate Betty, we invite you to wear something purple. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 or the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windemere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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PAWLEY: Bette of London

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Bette Pawley (nee Hillary May Scrivens)

June 19, 1921 – February 23, 2017

Passed away peacefully at University Hospital surrounded with the love and gratitude of family and friends.  Bette was a true blessing to everyone lucky enough to know her.  Her longtime love and life with husband Jess has been an inspiration to many.  Deeply loved by daughter Susan Richardson & Robert and by daughter-in-law Ingrid Pawley (wife of son Barry). Cherished by granddaughters Danielle (Christine), Krista (Aran), Robyne (Allan) and Brooke (Steve) and by her great grandchildren Ava, Holly, Kai, Elie, Kathryn, Reed, Luke & Isla who thoroughly enjoyed Gigi’s attention and affection.  She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Shirley Scrivens, and by her many nieces and nephews and their families and by her friends at St. Andrew Memorial Church.  Special thanks to everyone who has brightened Bette’s life in recent years – family, friends, staff at Grandwood Park Retirement Home, and compassionate caregivers at University Hospital.  Please join us for a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held on Bette’s birthday, Monday, June 19, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Memorial Church.  Memorial donations to St. Andrew Memorial Church, 55 Foxbar Road, London, ON, N6C 2A6 would be appreciated.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BROWN: Dorothy Isabel (Nee Colpitts) of London

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Brown, Dorothy Isabel (Nee Colpitts)….

Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at McCormick Home on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, aged 98. Predeceased by her dear husband, Russell and brothers Frederick, Robert and Herman.  Cherished mother of Leslie Brown (Robert Lewin), Heather (Richard) Lemon, Shelley Markland, Pam (Peter) MacGinnis, Paul Brown (Sandie Tario). Beloved granny of Deanna, Alison, Brent, Meredith, Jordan, Andrea, Erica, Sarah, Elizabeth and Alannah: great-granny of Victoria, Kennedy, Finlay, Ryder, Ciara,Jasmine, Blake, Tyler, Jesse, Alison and Brody. Survived by her sister-in-law, Eleanor Hutchinson of Barrie, numerous nieces and nephews and dear family friends. “Do all the good things that you can, to all the people that you can, in all the ways that you can”. Dorothy’s own words say everything about how she lived her long and full life. A woman of great inner strength, fortitude and resilience, Dorothy had to find her own way from the time she was orphaned at age 11. Sent to live with a succession of
relatives in the U.S., Nova Scotia and Moncton, it was in the latter that Dorothy completed high school and business college. By age 17, she was self-supporting while also overseeing support of her brothers. During the war years, Dorothy remained in Moncton and worked as a passenger again for Air Canada. In 1941, she married Russell and upon his return from overseas war duty, started a family.  Within a few years of relocation to London in 1951, Dorothy was then the mother of five children born within 8 years. Dorothy worked as a secretary during these busy parenting years, retiring at age 65 after 25 years with the London Board of Education. To motherhood and work, Dorothy added a strong volunteer, church and community service commitment. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, First Baptist Church and the Home and School Association, a volunteer for a crisis hotline and a 9-year volunteer with the London Regional Cancer Centre. An avid reader of history and philosophy, at age 70 Dorothy was able to devote the next 10 years to a comprehensive family history intended to “knit together our lost pieces”. “Our Family Story” is a treasured family legacy. Yet Dorothy’s family remember her most vividly as the loving mother and granny who found the time and energy to bake and cook from scratch, sew our clothes and our doll wardrobes, host large family gatherings, attend parent/teacher nights, provide an open door to anyone in need of a bed, a hot meal and a shoulder to lean on. Self-effacing, stoic, guided by her strong Christian faith, Dorothy was and remains the moral and ethical centre of her family.  She held her family to old-fashioned values and principles of hard work, integrity and responsibility, encouraging her family “to always do and be their best, never hurt others, and to love and help each other”. Dorothy lived by example. Her kind, wise and generous spirit will continue to light the lives of all who have been held within her warm and loving presence. Dorothy’s family wish to express our gratitude to McCormick Home for its outstanding quality of care. As a resident on Maple Grove, Dorothy felt “at home and at peace” under the warm, compassionate and attentive eye of all care team staff. Friends and family will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 12-1pm, where the service will be held at 1pm. Cremation to follow. Private family interment. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to McCormick Care Foundation, Life Enrichment Program 2022 Kains Road, London, ON N6K0A8. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

DAVIS: Lillian of London

Posted by on February 22, 2017

DAVIS, Lillian G.….

Peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Victoria Hospital, London, Lillian Davis passed away at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Frank Davis (2004). Dear mother of John Lutman and his late wife Brenda of London and step-mother of the late James Davis, Gary Davis and his wife Karen, the late John Davis and his wife Mildred. Cherished step-grandmother of Brent Davis and his wife Kerry. Missed by many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Ruth Galli and her late husband Vincent of Providence, RI, Phyllis Benner and her late husband Lorne of London and the late William E. Howard of Orillia and his late wives Shirley and Ada. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her granddog Spencer. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be announced at a later date. Donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON, N5X 2T1. 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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GENEREAUX: Doreen of London

Posted by on February 22, 2017

GENEREAUX, Doreen….

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Doreen passed away peacefully at Chateau Garden, Parkhill, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles.  Loving mother of Betty Ann (Peter), Heidi (late husband Mac), John (Debra) and the late David. Cherished grandmother of 11 and their families. Predeceased by her granddaughter Janette.  A thank you to the staff at Chateau Gardens, Parkhill, for their compassionate care. Family and friends will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 10-11am, followed by the service at 11am. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkwood Institute Veterans Care, 550 Wellington Road, London, Ontario N6C 0A7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

WILLOUGHBY: Judy of London

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Willoughby, Judy….

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Judy on Friday, February 17th at Parkwood Palliative Care, in her 72nd year. Judy was born in Winnipeg on September 27, 1945, the only daughter of Peter and Nellie Mudry, who predeceased her, and is survived by her brother Jim. She was the best friend and loving wife of Rod Willoughby for over 51 years and devoted mother to Dr. Rod (Cory)  and Colin MCpl (Ret.), CD1 (Joanne) and proud grandmother of Connor, Matthew, Meghan, Charlotte, Mallory and Eric. Judy was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Bob Mitchell, and will be dearly missed by her mother-in-law Margaret Willoughby, sister-in-law Charlotte Mitchell, and brothers-in-law Dwight (Leah), Randy (Alwine) and Ron (Lil), uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Judy treasured her family, and made them a warm and comforting home in the seven cities that Rod’s work took them to. She enjoyed her craftwork, cross stitch, tole painting, knitting, and her many plants. The outdoors, camping, travel and Caribbean cruises, were a particular pleasure for Judy, along with a love of animals, especially her cats. Judy’s laughter, smile and warm and loving nature will be deeply missed and is forever in our hearts and memories. Family and friends will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 2-4pm, where the service will be held at 4pm. Cremation has taken place. The family expresses a special thank you to Doctors George Kim, Paul Adams, and nurse Paul Myers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkwood Institute (Palliative Care) 550 Wellington Street, London, ON N6C 0A7, or London Health Sciences Foundation c/o Transplant Program, University Hospital 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario N6C 2R6, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London

GORDON: Ruth (Patricia) of London

Posted by on February 22, 2017

GORDON, Ruth (Patricia) …

Ruth (Patricia) Gordon peacefully passed in her 92nd year at Chelsey Park, London on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Predeceased by her loving husband John Gordon (2000) and her sister Violet Rosenberg (2009) and her husband George (1999). Dear sister of George Ryan and his wife Mary of Belle River, ON. Beloved aunt of Donna Appleton and husband Dennis and Susan Andress and husband Keith of London, Ruth-Anne Lefebvre and husband Grant of Windsor. She was also dear great aunt to Christopher, Jonathan, Kimberly, Holly and Natalie and great great aunt of Braxton, Kyler, Charlie, Ellie and Logan. Ruth was employed with the Davis Agency in Ottawa as the executive secretary for 24 years prior to retirement in 1983. Moving to Kitchener in 1988 she served with the Auxiliary as a volunteer at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital for many years before moving to London, where she also did several years of volunteering at Parkwood Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Interment of Ruth and her husband John in Strathroy Cemetery, Strathroy at a later date. We want to thank Dr. Crabbe and all the 4th floor staff at Chelsey Park for their care and compassion. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

“They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate;
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.” – Ernest Dowson

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VINCE: Beth of London

Posted by on February 16, 2017

VINCE, Beth….

At University Hospital on February 15, 2017, Margaret Beth (nee Tufford) Vince R.N. in her 92nd year, passed peacefully. Beloved wife of Stanley S.C.G. Vince for 70 years. Predeceased by her father Ross Tufford and her mother Cora (nee Gilbert) Tufford. Survived by sister-in-law Betty Vince, and nieces and nephews Lyle, Heather, Bonnie, Janice, Ruth, Owen, Karen, Stanley, Susan, Mary, Nancy and Carolyn. Beth was a graduate of Alma College and a graduate of Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 and gave of her many talents at Victoria Hospital, University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 pm on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church, 489 Pine Tree Drive, London ON N6H 3M9. A private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3, the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, London ON N6A 5W9 or the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Memorial Fund. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HAINSWORTH: Bob of London

Posted by on February 14, 2017

HAINSWORTH, Robert P….

At his residence on Monday, February 13, 2017, Bob Hainsworth of London in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of the late Colwyn Hainsworth (2010). Dear brother of Terry Hainsworth and Betty Grant. Dear uncle of Steve Hainsworth, Meghan Clay, Jason Grant and Sarah Timothy. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Helen Hainsworth. Bob obtained a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Waterloo as well as graduating from Wilfred Laurier University. He worked for many years at Dale Brain Injury Services as a Rehabilitation Counsellor. Cremation has taken place with a private interment. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Filed Under: London