LINDSAY: John Miles of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Brantford and Woodstock

Posted by on March 21, 2015

John LindsayLINDSAY - John Miles of St. Thomas passed away at Sakura House in Woodstock, after a courageous battle, on Friday, March 20, 2015.  He was 67 years of age.  John is survived by his children Brad (Kendra) Lindsay of London, and Matt (Siobhan) Lindsay of Abu Dhabi; grandchildren Jacob, Riley, and Teo; siblings Marilyn (Dave) Parsons, Gerry (Jane) Lindsay, Marg (Ross) Alexander, Sandra Hiscox; his life partner Nancy Skillings; and his many special neighbours.  Predeceased by his parents Murray and Violet Lindsay, his sister Carol Anne and her husband Bill Sanders, and his brother-in-law Jim Hiscox.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   John was a great follower of the First Nations traditions, and held their beliefs and customs in the highest regard.  In keeping with John’s wishes, an End of Life Ceremony has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Quality Inn (Birch Room) 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Sakura House – Woodstock would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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TOTH: Violet Rose (nee Nagy) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 21, 2015

Violet TothTOTH - Violet Rose (nee Nagy) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully, on March 19, 2015, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph Toth.  Violet  will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law Denes and Wendy Toth of St. Thomas, and her granddaughters Miranda Toth of St. Thomas, and Celina Toth of Victoria, B.C..  Violet had retired after working for many years at Singer Controls. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with Violet’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Private Interment of Ashes in St. Ladislaus Cemetery in Courtland at a later date.  If desired, donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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PFINGSTGRAEF: Martin of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Martin PfingstgraefPFINGSTGRAEF - Martin

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Martin Pfingstgraef of St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 18th, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in his 86th year.  He will be forever missed by his wife of 52 years, Maria Pfingstgraef (nee Krautner).  He was a loving father, and will be greatly missed by his son, David and his wife Julie Pfingstgraef (nee Croft).  He was also a very proud grandfather of Daniel and Kate Pfingstgraef all of St. Thomas.  He is survived by his brother Michael and wife Patricia Pfingstgraef of Aylmer, sister-in-law Susanna and George Lutsch, and brother-in-law Steve and Jean Krautner all of London.  He will be sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his mother, Maria (Eberth) and father, Michael Pfingstgraef.  Martin was born November 20th, 1929 in Waltersdorf, Romania.  During WWII he and his family immigrated to Austria and then came to Canada in 1951, where he became a proud Canadian citizen.  He worked, with a smile, for many years as an assistant meat manager for Loblaws and Zehrs in St. Thomas.  Upon early retirement, Martin started his own company MMD Rental.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.  He was a member of the Saxonia Hall, German Canadian Club of Aylmer, and served as youth advisor and president of the club.  He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Aylmer.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00pm, with prayers at 4:00pm.  The Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1:00pm, with Pastor John Goldsworthy officiating.  Interment immediately following in Elmdale Cemetery.  If desired, donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aylmer, or the STEGH Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

LUCE: Gary R. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 11, 2015

LUCE - Gary Robert of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on March 10, 2015 at the age of 64.  Beloved son of the late Wilbur John and Barbara Rose Luce.  Gary is survived by his brothers David Luce, Eric Luce, and David Luce, and their families.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A Graveside Service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery 2001 Dundas Street, London at 11:00am on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  If desired, donations to the St. Thomas Association for Community Living would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

WOTYPKA: Michael of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 8, 2015

Michael WotypkaWOTYPKA - Michael Wotypka of St. Thomas passed away suddenly at his home on March 6, 2015 at the age of 70.  Michael is survived by his wife Janet Wotypka (nee Jackson) of St. Thomas; greatly missed by his daughters Michelle (Nick) DeMelo and their children Heidi, Grace and Cooper of Baden, and Vanessa Wotypka of London; by his brothers and sisters-in-law Marion (late Ken) Whittaker of New Brunswick, John (Bertha) Jackson of New Brunswick, David (Evelyn) Jackson of St. Thomas, Jane (late Ralph) Gooding of St. Thomas, Beatrice (late George) Ferris of New Brunswick, Christina Jackson of St. Thomas, Tom (Linda) Jackson of St. Thomas; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Hugo and Carla Wotypka.  Michael was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Canada in 1971.  He loved to play golf and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  A private memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 12, 2015.    Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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DANBROOK: James E. of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 5, 2015

Jim DanbrookDANBROOK - James Edward of London, formerly St. Thomas passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015 at the age of 69.  Beloved husband of Linda Danbrook (nee Howard) of London.  Jim is survived by his children Jeanette Danbrook of St. Thomas, Loriann Danbrook of London, Nancy Nash, Justin Howard both of St. Thomas; grandchildren Julia Nash, Jamie Nash, and Sara Howard all of St. Thomas; siblings Barbara (the late Russ) Leach of Cambridge, and Richard (Lynne) Danbrook of Strathroy; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his daughter Ashley Howard.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11:00am.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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JENNINGS: Douglas L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 5, 2015

Doug JenningsJENNINGS- Douglas L. Jennings of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in his 86th year.  Doug is survived by his children Scott Jennings of St. Thomas, Kathy Jennings of Stoney Creek, Greg (Angela) Jennings of St. Thomas, and Heather (Stuart) Pye of London; by his grandchildren Ryan Jennings of Vancouver, Michael Jennings of London, Samuel, Tyler, and Emily Jennings of St. Thomas, and Kristen and Rachel Pye of London; by his brother Roy (Pat) Jennings of St. Thomas; his sister-in-law Verna Jennings; and many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother Ray Jennings and his sister Esther (Dalton) Binks.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 pm.  If desired, donations to V.O.N. or St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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CAMPBELL: James Douglas of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Doug CampbellCAMPBELL - James Douglas (Doug) passed away suddenly at his residence on January 27, 2015.  Doug was born in Windsor on October 9, 1963, son of Gordon and Marlene Campbell of St. Thomas.  Doug is survived by brothers Mark of Belmont, and Steve and his sons Lucas and Justin of Kitchener.  He was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company, St. Thomas Plant.  He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.  He was a member of the Elgin Trail Riders Snowmobile Club, and was happy to operate the groomer for the members.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 3:00pm.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Animal Aide of St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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RYGIELSKI: Zofia, of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly Poland

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Zofia RygielskiRYGIELSKI- Zofia Rygielski (nee Klosinski) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Caressant Care-Mary Bucke, on Sunday ,January 25, 2015.  Zofia is survived by her daughter Barb Paul (George Parrow) of St. Thomas; her grandchildren Angela Paul (Troy Wilson) and their daughters Zophira and Brittany of Belmont, Amy Paul of St. Thomas, Andrew Paul and his daughter Sadie of London, Adam Paul (Becky Johnson) and their daughter Bella of St. Thomas, Adrian Paul (Samantha Rybarsky) and their children Hayden and Scarlett of St. Thomas; by her brothers Joseph and John Klosinski of Poland; and many other nieces and nephews.  Zofia worked at University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Catholic Church in London.  A celebration of Zofia’s life will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.  Visitation one hour prior to the service.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

MILLIGAN [Batty], Betty Marie of Dutton, Ont. formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 21, 2015

Betty MilliganMILLIGAN [Batty], Betty Marie – At Bobier Villa, Dutton, Ont. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, with her son Terry at her side, in her 89th year,  Mom passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus.  She will always be loved and remembered by her son Terry Batty.  Mom lived life her way, a strong and determined woman who overcame many obstacles along life’s way, and battled her many illnesses with quiet acceptance.  She embraced a quiet understanding of God’s love, and was loved by everyone whose life she touched.  In years past, she enjoyed cooking and baking, providing fabulous meals for family and friends.  Predeceased by her husband Roy, her parents William and Alice, brother Robert Batty, sisters Marguerite Rickwood, Dorothy Batty and Ruth Lacroix.  Also survived by her husband’s children, Lalia and Glen.  Betty was a long-time employee of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on the housekeeping staff.  She was also a member of the Parkinson’s Support Group.  Special thanks to the staff at Bobier Villa for their wonderful care and kindness to Mom over the past few years, and to her nieces Ruth and Marjory for their faithful visits.  Also to Don and Marg MacKenzie for always being there to help.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 2:00pm.  Interment in Elmdale Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends For Life St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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MILLER: Helen (nee McCallum) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 20, 2015

Helen MillerMILLER – Helen Evelyn (nee McCallum) of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully at Caressant Care – Bonnie Place on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 90.  Beloved mother of Allan (Jozena) Miller of Chatham, Glen “Bud” (Nancy) Miller of Rodney; grandmother of Danny (Dawn) Miller, Elizabeth (Tom) Sedge, Margaret Miller, Rebecca (Dennis) Verscheure, Jonathan Miller, and Steven (Jennifer) Miller;  great-grandmother of Isaac, Ryan, Jacob, Luke, Sierra, Nicholas, Eric, Julia, Alyssa, Joshua, Ryan, Maiev, and Alexander; sister of Pauline (Morley) Binks of St. Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Robert McCallum, and sister Jean Powers. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at the Rodney Cemetery at a later date.  If desired, donations to Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CARRIER: Paul Denis of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 19, 2015

CARPaul CarrierRIER – Paul Denis of St. Thomas passed away surrounded by the love of his family on January 18, 2015 at the age of 57.  Beloved husband of Julie Carrier (nee Komarnicki).  Paul is survived by his siblings Brian Clydesdale of London, Geoff (Dana) Clydesdale and their children Jessica and Ryan of California, Cheryl (Bill) Mennill of London; step-father Steve Openshaw, mother-in-law Mary Komarnicki, brother-in-law Steven Komarnicki, and his sister-in-law Diane (Peter) Briffet; and several other nieces and nephews. Paul had retired after working for 30 years for the Ford Motor Company.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1:30pm.  Private interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or F&C.S. – Foster Care would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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ROBERTSON: Irene (nee Tissier) of Aylmer, formerly Fruitland, Ont.

Posted by on January 17, 2015

Irene RobertsonROBERTSON - Irene Eunice (nee Tissier) Passed away peacefully at her home in Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Friday, January 16, 2015 in her 99th year.  Formerly of Fruitland, Ontario.  Beloved wife of the late John Robertson (1999) and dear mother of Joan and her husband Phil Worozbyt of St. Thomas, Sheila and her husband Douglas Watt of Peterborough, David and his wife Pat Robertson of Mississauga, Robert Robertson of Hamilton, Charles and his wife Karen Robertson of Shallow Lake, and Jane and her husband Rev. Darcy Winsky of London.  Lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 nephews, and a number of cousins in Guernsey, England.  Predeceased by her parents Walter Charles (1980) and Elsie Louisa Tissier (1989), and by her sister Elsie Nora.  Irene was born on the Island of Guernsey, England on October 5, 1916.  Special THANKS to all the staff at Terrace lodge for their loving care of our mother over the last 6 years.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Visitation will be held at Eastwood Baptist Church 400 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00pm.  Funeral Service will take place at 2:00pm with Pastor Gerry Benn officiating. Interment in Winona (The Fifty) Cemetery in Stoney Creek, Ontario at a later date.  If desired, donations to Eastwood  Baptist Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LANGLEY: Barbara of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 8, 2015

Barbara LangleyLANGLEY - On December 30, 2014 one of God’s earthbound angels was called home.  Barbara M. Langley died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home.  Born in Toronto, she lived a full life, giving freely of her time and talent to help others, as an elementary school teacher and librarian, co-owner of a Vermont ski lodge, and an all-round good person.  A member of First United Church, active in the community as a volunteer.  She leaves behind a grieving family.  Her husband of almost 65 years “Gus”, a son Michael and wife Debbie, and daughter Patricia, who loved, cherished and will sorely miss her.  Other family members are a granddaughter Jacqueline and husband John McKenzie and great granddaughter Evelyn of Cambridge, also sister Patricia Barrett of London.  She was predeceased by her brother Robert Gannon of Toronto and granddaughter Jillian Langley of St. Thomas.  We did not want to see her go, and will miss her dearly, but God has called her to Him.  “Goodbye sweetheart.  You have gone to a better place and someday we will be together again.”  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00am at First United Church 7 Curtis Street, St. Thomas with the memorial service taking place at 11:00am. If desired, in place of flowers, donations can be made to the Pearce-Williams Center or a Charity of your Choice.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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WHITCROFT: Duane of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 8, 2015

Duane WhitcroftWHITCROFT - Duane Edward of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away suddenly on December 27, 2014 at the age of 75.  Beloved husband of June Whitcroft (nee Shipley).  Duane is survived by children Lori (Brian) Zimmer and their children Tyler and Kenzie, and Dean (Marcy) Whitcroft and their children Matthew, Nathan, and Nicole all of St. Thomas; siblings Percy (Marg) Whitcroft of Aylmer, and Shirley (George) Sanderson of Carleton Place; in-laws Helen (Bob) McCready of St. Thomas, and Ruth Ann (Fred) Newman of London, Murray Sweetman of Dutton, Rose Whitcroft of St. Thomas, Marie Whitcroft of Fingal; and by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Charles and Irene Whitcroft, his sister Helen Sweetman, his brothers Leroy and Ron, and his brother-in-law Keith Shipley.  Duane retired as bookkeeper from Elgin Co-op.   He was also a member of Central United Church and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at Central United Church 135 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Wednesday, December 31 at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery at a later date.  If desired, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or Central United Church  would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas, Toronto

PENZIWOL: Harold ‘Hal’ of Goderich, Ont.

Posted by on January 8, 2015

Hal PenziwolPENZIWOL – Hal Penziwol passed away surrounded by his family at University Hospital on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the age of 65.  Hal is survived by his loving wife Ruth Penziwol of Goderich; his daughter Heather (Mark) Jakobsen of Pickering; his brother Doug (Doris) Penziwol of Whitby; and by his many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  Hal was the owner and operator of HNP Logistics and loved the outdoors and fishing .  Predeceased by his parents Henry and Helen Penziwol, and his brother Robert.  A private family gathering was held prior to cremation at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A celebration of Hal’s life will be held at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Liver Foundation or the Salvation Army – Goderich would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas, Toronto

GIRARDIN: Robert “Bob” of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 8, 2015

Bob GirardinGIRARDIN - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Robert John Girardin (aka ‘Uncle Bob’ & ‘Bobby G’) of St. Thomas.  Bob passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 82.  He is survived by his wife Eleanor, son Brian (Louanne) Girardin of Iona, daughters Pam Campbell (Klaus Machura) of St. Thomas, and Jo Ann Card of Cambridge; grandchildren Pat (Krista) Girardin, Andrew Campbell, Nathan Girardin, Justin (Ashley) Girardin, Jason Girardin, Lawrence Campbell, Nicole Campbell, and Cree Card; great-grandchildren Tyler, Alyssa, Leah, Ashton, Jessie, Jordan, Jaxon, Noah, and Jaycie.  Predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Lily Girardin, his brother Lorne, and his sister Dorothy.  Bob retired after a lengthy career at Auto Haulaway as bay truck driver.  He was actively involved as assistant coach for the Maxwell’s Super Shooters, Spanky’s, and the Factory Muffler hockey teams, and was a member of the Elgin Labour Centre and Royal Canadian Legion.  He was a magnificent singer, enjoyed his shed and always had peanuts for the squirrels, chipmunks and his buddy Blue (the Blue Jay, not the beer-Canadian only).  He was a sports fan, car enthusiast, collector of memorabilia, and lover of all animals.  He was always a joker who would give the shirt off his back and love in his heart to all that met him.  He lived his life his way, would never say good-bye, and his favourite phrase was “forget about it, don’t think about it, don’t mention about it”.  We will never forget about you, will forever think about you and always mention the love and laughs we shared with you.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will take place in the chapel on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11:00am  Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Caring Cupboard or Pets Friends for Life would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.   See ya later.”

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GREENWAY: Donna Elaine (nee Westaway) of Talbotville, Ont.

Posted by on December 26, 2014

Donna GreenwayGREENWAY- “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Donna Elaine Greenway (nee Westaway) passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in her 76th year.  Donna is survived by her loving husband John; her children Cathy (John) Ooms of Talbotville, Lynne (Mark) Hiepleh of St. Thomas, Joanne (John) Livingston of London, and Edward (Gayle) Greenway of St. Thomas; by her grandchildren Jonathon (Nicole) Ooms and their daughter Clara of St. Thomas, Jordan Ooms of Calgary, Ryan (Brianna) Hiepleh of St. Thomas, Sarah Hiepleh of St. Thomas, Kaleb Hikele and Jenay Hikele of Toronto, and Brittany Greenway and Tyler Greenway of St. Thomas; by her sister Karen (Wallace) Howlett of St. Thomas; her nephew Scott (Joan) Wolfe; by her brothers and sisters-in-law Pete (Mary) Groeneweg, Eva (Mike) DeVries, Cobie (the late John) Fondse, Corrie Davelaar, Nellie (the late John) DeBoer, Dick (Truus) Groeneweg, Mien (the late Max) Groeneweg; and by her 38 nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Edward and Helen Westaway and by her brother and sister-in-law Bas and Janie Groeneweg.  Donna was a member of Living Hope Community Church.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday at St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly 144 Wellington Street, St. Thomas at 11:00 am.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

PERFECT: Betty (formerly Armstrong) (nee Johnson) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Betty PerfectPERFECT - Betty June Perfect (formerly Armstrong) (nee Johnson) passed away surrounded by her family at the St. Thomas – Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 19, 2014 in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Arnold Perfect (1994).  Betty is survived by her son Daniel (Gayle) Armstrong of Dorchester, her daughter Pattie (John) Roberts of St. Thomas; by her grandchildren Christopher Armstrong of London, Michael (Amanda) Armstrong of London, Leslie (Dave) Vandenbrink of Sparta, and Terri-Lynn (Jeff) Eberle of Glencoe; her eight great grandchildren; by her sister Lorraine (Lyle) Bowes of St. Thomas; nieces Kim (Steve) and Jody.  Predeceased by her sister Sally Sauve (2011).  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1:30pm.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (London) or Multiple Sclerosis Elgin would be appreciated.    Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

WYSE: Agnes Nancy (nee Pitblado) of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Blenheim

Posted by on December 17, 2014

Nancy Wyse Website PhotoWYSE -  Agnes “Nancy” of St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly of Blenheim, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 87.  Nancy is survived by her son, Lachlan Wyse of London; and many family members living in Scotland, England and Ontario.  Predeceased by her husband Alex “Scotty” Wyse (1998); and her son David Wyse (2014).  Nancy had retired after a lengthy career as a banker with CIBC, and as a payroll clerk for W.G. Thompsons in Blenheim.  She was past president of RCL Branch 185 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Marlborough Chapter I.O.D.E., a former Red Cross Homemaker, and an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Interment of ashes on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00am, in Evergreen Cemetery Blenheim.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.  Personalcondolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CLINTON: Sheila C. (nee Goddard) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 4, 2014

Sheila ClintonCLINTON- Sheila Clinton (nee Goddard) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at Caressant Care – Bonnie Place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in her 81st year.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Clinton (2010).  Sheila is survived by her children Robert (Midori) Clinton of Mexico, Micki (Randal) Armitage, and Karilee (Paul) Nadeau both of British Columbia; her grandchildren Tyson and Meghan Clinton of Montreal, Zachary and Ila Armitage of British Columbia, Heather, Justin, and Ashley Nadeau of British Columbia; two great grandchildren Riley and Bentley; daughter-in-law Nikki (George) Abbott-Hayes of Quebec; sister-in-law Marg Clinton of St. Thomas; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her son Mark Lewis Clinton and by her parents Albert and Erie Goddard.  Sheila was co-owner of Clinton Flowers with her late husband Donald, and was a member of Holy Angels Parish in St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  A Memorial Service will take place in the Chapel at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00am.  Interment of ashes at Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Special thanks to Brenda and Murray Clunas for all their love and support.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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GAGNON: Joseph Gerard of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 4, 2014

Joseph GagnonGAGNON - Joseph Gerard of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on December 2, 2014 at the age of 75.  Beloved husband of the late Winnifred Gagnon (2013).  Joe is survived by children Dave Gagnon, Joe Walker both of St. Thomas, Rose-Marie Walker, Paul Kerans both of London; missed by his grandchildren; and number of brothers and sisters in Quebec.  He was a licensed mechanic and owner/operator of a service station and restaurant.  Joe was also a Nato Forces Veteran, having served proudly for three years.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch #317, 311 Oakland Ave, London on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm.  Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas at a later date.  If desired, donations to the RCL Victory Branch #317 London would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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MASON: Jerry Mason of Port Stanley, Ont.

Posted by on November 25, 2014

Jerry Mason picMASON – Jerry Mason of Port Stanley passed away in peace and comfort on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Extendicare – Port Stanley.  Jerry was born in Chatham and lived in Windsor, London and St. Thomas.  He is the best friend of Earl and Shirley Ladouceur for over 40 years and will be missed by Sue and many others whom he had come to know.  Jerry enjoyed sharing his memories and music with those around him.  Special thanks to the hearts and hands of those in all departments at Extendicare, for the respect and care they gave to Jerry over the past year and a half.  You will never know how positively you impacted the final year of his life.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to Extendicare – Port Stanley would be appreciated.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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BINKS: Esther Ann (nee Jennings) of Tillsonburg, formerly of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 25, 2014

PICBINKS – Esther Ann (nee Jennings) of Tillsonburg, formerly of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Dalton Binks (2012); loving mother of Michael Binks of Regina, Sask., Geri Lynn (Christopher) Binks-Wallis of Dashwood, Steven (Giselle) Binks of British Columbia, and Patricia Ann (Barry) Roth of Tillsonburg. Esther is also survived by her grandchildren Richard Roth and Amanda Roth; her brothers Douglas Jennings, Roy (Pat) Jennings; sister-in-law Verna Jennings; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Ray Jennings and her parents Roy and Lila Jennings. Esther enjoyed volunteering at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, crafting and quilting at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas, and was a devoted wife and mother. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. The memorial service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 11:00 am. If desired, donations to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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WALKER: Judge Douglas Walker of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 17, 2014

Douglas Walker WALKER - Judge John Douglas Ryerson Walker of St. Thomas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on November 16, 2014, in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of the late Lois Anne Walker (nee Crandon) (2006).  Doug is survived by children Doug (Ann) Walker of St. Thomas and Wade (Charlene) Walker of Sparta; grandchildren Jace, Chad, Taryn, Kayla.   Doug retired after a long and honourable career in the legal field beginning as lawyer and retiring from the bench as Judge. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be a Celebration of Doug’s life at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, 42325 Sparta Line, Union from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Monday, November 24, 2014.   If desired, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the St. Thomas Salvation Army would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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