SMITH: Marrian Ruth (nee Simmons) (formerly Webber, Grant, Gallant) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 9, 2016

Marrian Smith

SMITH – Marrian Ruth (nee Simmons) of St. Thomas, Ontario and previously of Goodfare, Alberta passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at STEGH in her 91st year, with her loving family by her side.  Born November 27, 1925 in Springfield, Ontario.  Marrian will be dearly missed by her husband, Glen Smith of Shuswap, British Columbia.  Deeply loved by her children Kathryn Webber, David Webber (Anne Dwyre) all of St. Thomas, and Bridgette (Donnell) Waid of North Carolina.  Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of Jean Webber of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her parents, Erie and Ilo Simmons; her daughter Pricilla Goldner; her husband Morley “Sam” Grant; her sisters Violet, Vera, Velma, and Dorothy; and her brothers Gerald and Harold.  Marrian was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 11:00am -1:00pm where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1:00pm.  Interment in Gimli Cemetery in Beaverlodge, Alberta.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at  www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

”You will forever be remembered for your infectious laughter, loving smile, and kind heart. Forever with us, your loving family.”

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GIGNAC-SANFORD: Caroline Jennifer of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Caroline Gignac-SanfordGIGNAC-SANFORD- Caroline Jennifer Gignac-Sanford passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of her family, after a valiant fight with cancer on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  Caroline will be forever loved and missed by her two sons Noah and Aiden; by her parents Gilbert and Jennifer Gignac; her sisters Angela (Michael) McPhee and Rebecca Gignac; her nieces Chloe, Piper and Ashlynn; her Grandmama Jeannine Gignac; and by her many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m..  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Parish 502 Talbot Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 10:00 a.m..  Interment in Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, donations to a trust fund set up for Noah and Aiden would be greatly appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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SHACKELTON: Ivan Richard of Brantford, Ont.

Posted by on January 27, 2016

Ivan ShackeltonSHACKELTON- Ivan Richard Shackelton passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the age of 74.  Ivan is survived by his loving wife Mable; his children Jason (Cheryl) Shackelton of Milton, Sara (Keith) Ardiel of Freelton; by his grandchildren Dawson Shackelton, Madison, Maya and Aiden Curran, and Kalia and Kody Ardiel; his siblings Joan (Ron) Lidster, Larry (Mary) Shackelton, Darlene (Eric) McKenzie, Sandra (John) VanDuinkerken, David (Janet) Shackelton, Janet (John) York, Paul (Ann Marie) Shackelton, and Greg (Brenda) Shackelton; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his two daughters Ivana and Lia, granddaughter Stephanie, his sister Doreen Hampson, and by his parents Carmen and Shirley Shackelton.  Ivan retired from the Ford Motor Company having worked at both Talbotville and Oakville.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m..  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Parkinson Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GUBINCZKI: James Michael of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 21, 2016

Jim GubinczkiGUBINCZKI – James Michael of St. Thomas, age 69, passed on January 19, 2016.  Remembering him are his wife Charlene; his daughter Chantal (Jason) and their daughter Ella; his son Gregory (Hayley) and children Zoë, Ezekiel “Zeke”, Ayla.   For us, he is immortal as he has a soul and a spirit that is capable of compassion, sacrifice and endurance.  Jim worked not only as the Treasurer for Parks Canada, but also for the Town of Leamington, and the City of St. Thomas.  He was Past President of AMCTO, skate sharpener extraordinaire and a Corvette enthusiast.  Jim had many accomplishments but wishes only to be remembered “as a good husband, good father and proud papa.”  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   Cremation has taken place.  A private gathering will be held at a later date.  Donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GREENSLADE: Mary Lou (nee Jervis) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 19, 2016

GREENSLADE – Mary Lou (nee Jervis) of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends, on Tuesday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of Ken Greenslade for 57 years.  Mary Lou is survived by son Tim (Selina) Greenslade; grandchildren Emma, and Garrett; siblings-in-law Allan (Brigitte) Greenslade, Lawrence (Sheila) Greenslade, and Frances Jervis; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Charles and Emma Jervis, her daughter Susan Greenslade (1980), and her brothers Bob and Don Jervis.  Mary Lou had retired from the Elgin County Board of Education, and was a member of Plains Baptist Church.  Thank you to the personal support workers and VON for their compassionate care of Mary Lou during this difficult time.  In keeping with Mary Lou’s wishes, we ask that you dress casually if you are able to join us during this time of remembrance.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) Friday, January 22, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The memorial service will take place at Plains Baptist Church 6071 Fairview Road at Sparta Line, St. Thomas on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00am.  Private interment of ashes in Union Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Plains Baptist Church or the 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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BOGART: Doris ‘Marie’ (nee Walch) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 18, 2016

Marie BogartBOGART (Walch), Doris “Marie” – On January 16, 2016, Marie died at home, surrounded by the love of her family.  Fondly remembered as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Loving wife of 67 years, to the late James Bogart (2015).  Dearly missed by her family Karen, Nathan, Aaron, and Hadley Wallace; Michael and Betty Walch; Karla Stewart; Heather, Steve, Sarah, Josh and Leah Stanley; her sister Verlyn McQuiggan; and her cherished nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Edward and Beulah Walch; her siblings Alice (1998), Ellen (1966), Howard (1916), Harrison (1948), Ivan (1969), Flora (2006), Jim (2007), twin brother Murray “Barney” (1962).  Marie was a lifetime resident of Southwold Township and attended Bible Baptist Church.  Family and friends appreciated her sense of humour, creativity, resourcefulness and generosity.  Thank you to the staff of CCAC, VON and Closing the Gap for your care and support.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m..  Interment in McArthur cemetery.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choosing would be gladly accepted.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

BEHIE: Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ron BehieBEHIE – Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas passed away surrounded by his family, on January 14, 2016 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of Patti Behie (nee Campbell).  Ron is survived by daughters Christy (David) Guertin, and Melanie Hickingbottom (the late Russell).  Loving grandfather of Samantha Guertin, Erika Hickingbottom, and Emily Hickingbottom.  Dear brother of Aleta Behie, and Allan Behie.  Ron will be missed by his in-laws Chick and Joyce Campbell, Michael Campbell, Joy (Bob) Powers, and Neil Campbell. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Ron had been an EMS Paramedic with St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for many years.  He also enjoyed flying ultralight aircraft, geocaching, and spending time with his grandchildren.  In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:00pm.  If desired, donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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MONTEITH: George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ray MonteithMONTEITH – George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Doris Monteith (1988).  Ray is survived by children Tim (Mary Pat) Monteith, Syd Monteith; daughter Sandra Blair; son-in-law Frank Szasz; grandchildren Chris (Lauren) Monteith, David (Lisa) Monteith, Amy Szasz (Louie), Julie Szasz; great-grandchildren Auden, Elliott, and Connor Monteith; grandchildren Sherri Blair, Cody Blair, Kim Zinger, Andrew Zinger, Matthew Zinger, Kaylee MacArthur, Sarah MacArthur;  brother Don (Dorothea) Monteith; sister-in-law Helen Monteith; his good friend Mary Brennan; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Ena Jane Szasz, his brothers Ernest (Marjorie) Monteith, Leo Monteith, Bill Monteith, and his sister Aileen (Reginald) Thorpe.  Ray was a retired brakeman/conductor having worked for New York Central Railway.  Ray and Doris opened their hearts and home for more than 20 years to over 175 foster children, and cared for each as their own.  Ray was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will take place at St. Thomas Seventh-Day Adventist Church 380 Manor Road on Sunday at 1:00pm.  Private Interment in South Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Maranatha-One Day Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, St. Thomas

PALMER: John Henry of Port Stanley, Ont.

Posted by on January 13, 2016

PALMER – John Henry of Southwold Township passed away at home surrounded by  family, on January 13, 2016 at the age of 77, after a long struggle with MS.  Beloved husband of Margaret Palmer (nee Grigg).  Loving father of Stewart and his wife Mary Jane, Lisa and her husband Jodi McGlone, and the late Stephen Palmer (1985).  Loving grandfather of Michael, Janessa (Gord), and Shawn Palmer, and Eric and Kyle McGlone.  Dear brother of Jean Taschereau (the late Hank).  Brother-in-law of Shirley and Alex Bosley, Peter and Jane Grigg.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Son of the late Elsie (Nethercott) and Harry Palmer.  Predeceased by his brother Ralph and his wife Helen Palmer, and nephew Jim Palmer.  John was a lifelong farmer and resident of Southwold Township.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00pm,  where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 3:00pm. Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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

RUSSELL: Howard L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Howard RussellRUSSELL- Howard Leroy Russell passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the age of 77.  He handled his cancer with an undaunted and dignified approach.  Howard is survived by his loving wife Audrey Russell (nee Wood); by his children Charlanne Russell (Paul Billo), Mike Russell, Doug (Dawne) Russell, and Jonathan (Siegrun) Russell; his grandchildren Trevor (Sheila), Holly, Marisa, Gabby, Lauren, Ryan, and Luke; his two great grandchildren Lincoln and Abby; his sister Joanne (Don) Anderson; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mildred Russell.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery.  A memorial service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church 44936 Ferguson Line on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m..  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   If desired, donations to St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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SHARP: George F. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 7, 2016

George SharpSHARP – George Frederick of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away at home on Friday, January 1, 2016 in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Farnsworth (1996).  George is survived by his sister Mildred Boylan of Jackson, Michigan; his brother Ron (Betty) Sharp of London; his niece Vicki Farnsworth of St. Thomas; his nephew Jim (Lyn) Reed of Sylvania, Ohio; and many more nieces, nephews and friends.   Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Isabella Sharp.  George had retired from the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital after 34 years of employment and was a member of New Vision Community Church.   The funeral service will be held at New Vision Community Church 38 Aldborough Ave., St. Thomas on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m..  Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior to the service.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to All Breed Canine Rescue would be greatly appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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PROCTOR: Donna June (nee Lampman) of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 2, 2016

Donna ProctorPROCTOR – Donna June (nee Lampman) of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the age of 72.  Cherished mother of Barry Proctor and Steven Proctor both of St. Thomas.  Donna will be missed by her grandchildren Chelsey Proctor of St. Thomas, Crystal Proctor of Tillsonburg, Sydney Proctor and Maxwell Proctor both of St. Thomas; by her sister Sandra Tapsell; and several nieces and nephews.  Before retirement, Donna had worked at Erie Iron and Canadian Tire.  Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Details will be made available once known.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society will be graciously accepted.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

LAAKSO: Lenna Mary (nee Young) of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of New Brunswick

Posted by on December 29, 2015

LAAKSO – Lenna Mary of St. Thomas passed away at LHSC London on December 28, 2015 at the age of 73.  Beloved wife of Aulden Laakso.  Lenna will be sadly missed by her daughter Gail Anderson of London.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   A private graveside service will take place in South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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SAYERS: Edna Dorothea of Port Stanley, Ont.

Posted by on December 23, 2015

Edna SayersSAYERS – Edna Dorothea Sayers passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the age of 69.  Edna is survived by her children Shane Sayers of London, Shawn Paul (Kim Scott) of St. Thomas, Shannon Belvel of St. Thomas, her daughter-in-law Connie Russell of St. Thomas; grandchildren Richard, Gabrielle, Michelle, Julia, Jenna, Jamie, Monica, Michael, Mikayla, and Tristan; her great grandson Vincent Sayers; her sister Alison; and by several nieces and nephews.  Edna had retired from GKN Sinter Metals in St. Thomas.  Predeceased by her spouse Robert Paul (2014) and her son Brett Sayers (2009).  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, December 26, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm, where the memorial service will take place in the chapel on Sunday at 1:00pm.  Private Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the London Regional Cancer Program 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

MACCALLUM: Lindley Klay “Clancy” of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 17, 2015

Clancy MacCallumMACCALLUM – Lindley Klay “Clancy” of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the age of 69, with his loving family by his side.  Predeceased by his dear wife Ava MacCallum (nee Beaton) (2001).  Adored by children Michael “Micky” (Tammy) MacCallum and Lisa (Mike) Smith all of St. Thomas. Dearly loved by his grandchildren Danielle, Brandon, Dylan, Josh, Jenna, and Kirsten; and his sister Judy Prance.   Clancy will be missed by his several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and his nieces and nephews.  Prior to his retirement, he had been a mechanic at Ford and Wilson & Somerville.  He was a member of Faith Church.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The Memorial Service will take place at Faith Church 345 Fairview Ave, St. Thomas on Tuesday at 11:00am.  Interment of ashes in Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Grace Cafe (St. Thomas), Caring Cupboard (St. Thomas), Teen Challenge (London), Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre (London) or Youth For Christ (London) would be gratefully accepted.   Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LUSTVEE: Thomas Carl of Bracebridge, Ont. (formerly of Quebec)

Posted by on December 11, 2015

LUSTVEE – Thomas Carl Lustvee of Bracebridge passed away in St. Thomas unexpectedly on December 8, 2015 at the age of 59.  Husband of Lyette Beaulac of Bracebridge.  Thomas is survived by his son Benjamin Lustvee of Parry Sound; his mother Inez Lustvee (the late Karl) of Sweden; and his sister in Norway.   Thomas was a retired Chemical Engineer, and a carpenter having worked for Dave Hammersley Construction.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes at a later date in Bracebridge.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN: Robert “Bob” William of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 11, 2015

Bob BrownBrown, Robert (Bob) William

On Sunday December 6, 2015 our beloved father, friend and mentor suddenly left this world to join his wife of 61 years Beverlea.  There is comfort in his passing knowing that Dad and Mom are now together again.  Married for 61 years, but together since kindergarten their love withstood the test of time and was an inspiration and an example to all of us.  Dad was a quiet man but delivered a powerful and influential presences to those who knew him.  He was an unwavering rock to many, as well as a gentle and caring man.  He bestowed a mentoring and a straight shooter approach with many of his colleagues on the city fire department until his retirement.  Where after retirement he worked tirelessly alongside his son Mark farming on the Dexter Line.  Thank you Dad for your ability understand, listen and be the best father and friend one could ever have.  You will be extremely missed but will never be forgotten.

Beloved husband of the late Beverlea Brown  (nee Sullivan) (2014).  Father to sons Mark Brown of Port Stanley and Michael Brown of Vancouver and to daughter Susan Brown of St. Thomas.  Brother-in-law to Kathy and Jim Lumley of St. Thomas.  Grandfather to Caiti Casey of Amherstburg, Sam Brown and Keeghan Brown of Port Stanley. Sadly missed by 3 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and sons and daughters in law.

Predeceased by his father and mother Robert and Elizabeth Brown of St. Thomas, mother and father-in-law Mona and Jack Sullivan of St. Thomas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will be held at Elmdale Cemetery.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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HATCH: Norman A. J. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 11, 2015

HATCH – Norman A. J. Hatch of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2015 just weeks before his 95th birthday.  Beloved husband of Joan Hatch (nee Warren) for nearly 70 years.  Norman is survived by his son Nick (Lorna) Hatch of St. Thomas; and grandchildren Greg Hatch of Australia and Tracy Hatch of Acton.  A private family gathering was held prior to cremation at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choice 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

WRIGHT: David Michael of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 11, 2015

David WrightWRIGHT – David Michael of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 61. Loving husband of Freida Wright (nee Beierling) for 35 years. Dear father of Craig Wright of St. Thomas and Jason Wright of London.  Much loved and proud Papa of twin grandsons, Braydin and Trevor Wright of St. Thomas.  Dear brother of Mary Ann (Edward) Walser of Shedden, Bonnie (Peter) Geelen of St. Thomas, and Robert Wright of London.  Special brother to Bryan Vaughn and Leanne Rex.  Sadly missed by a large number of nieces and nephews.  Dave was born in St. Thomas on November 5, 1954, the son of the late James and Marjorie (Patterson) Wright.  David worked at the St. Thomas and London Psychiatric Hospitals for nearly 30 years in different departments, retiring from landscaping in 2003.  He also worked at J. Verbruggen Trucking Ltd., Union, for over 20 years.  He was a loving and loud teddy bear to all who knew him.  Friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm.  A Celebration of David’s life will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 10 at 1:00pm.  Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke 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

TAYLOR: Marion Elizabeth of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 26, 2015

Marion TaylorTAYLOR – Marion  Elizabeth of St. Thomas passed away on Nov 21, 2015 at the age of 61.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00pm.  The memorial service will take place in the chapel at 12:00pm.  Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Ontario, St. Thomas, Toronto

ARSENAULT: Michel “Mikey” of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly Wallaceburg and Brantford

Posted by on November 26, 2015

MikeyARSENAULT – Michel “Mikey” Arsenault of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away suddenly on November 18, 2015 at the age of 29.  Beloved son of Denise (Mike) Hatfield of Iqaluit, Nunavut and the late Donald J. Arsenault (2015).  Michel is survived by his brother Chris (Tonya) Arsenault and their children Michelle and Bella of Wallaceburg, and by his sisters Jennifer (John) Proctor of Sarnia, and Nicole (Abdoul) Diakite of Iqaluit.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., with the Memorial Service taking place in the chapel at 11:00 a.m.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association-Elgin  would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GICK: Werner Gick of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Hamilton area

Posted by on November 26, 2015

GICK – Werner Gick passed away on August 25, 2015 at the age of 85.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Interment in South Park Cemetery.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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KENNEY: Douglas James of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 26, 2015

KENNEY – Douglas James of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away at his residence on November 12, 2015 at the age of 59.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Interment in South Park Cemetery.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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McKINNON: Marilyn A. (nee Sturgis) of Aylmer, Ont

Posted by on November 16, 2015

McKinnon, Marilyn

McKINNON- Marilyn Alberta McKinnon (nee Sturgis) passed away peacefully with her three daughters by her side at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Sunday, November 16, 2015 in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Vincent McKinnon (2012).  She is survived and dearly missed by her children Debbie (Rick) LeBlanc, Linda (Rob) Creed and Marianne (Charles) Kirby; by her grandchildren Joseph Ashton (Jackie Anstee), Richelle LeBlanc, Ashley Brunelle, Alicia Robilliard (Brandon Uttley), Miranda Kirby (Jesse Tanguay), Chantal Kirby (Davey Nickel) and Todd Kirby; by her great grandchildren Charlie Rae Kirby and Laila Kirby-Nickel; her sister Carol Ann (Robert) Hosie; her brothers and sisters-in-law Anna (late James) McKinnon, James (Betty) Ryan, Joseph (Trudy) McKinnon; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Charles (Angelina) Sturgis; her sister-in-law Madeline McKinnon and brother-in-law Jack McKinnon.  Marilyn retired as a Secretary for Assumption School in Aylmer.  In her spare time she was involved with the Town of Aylmer, Figure Skating, the Parks and Recreation Program and was treasurer for the Cherry Street Organization.  Marilyn was very active and made a wonderful network of friends in Bonita Springs, Florida, where she and Donald vacationed in the winter for over 25 years.  Cremation has taken place.  A mass to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Aylmer on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:45 am.  A private interment of ashes to follow in Aylmer cemetery .  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to VON-Elgin or Pets Friends For Life would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

Many thanks and gratitude to the staff at Terrace Lodge and a special thank you to Linda Cryderman and Hideko Dufton for their personal support given to Marilyn and her daughters Debbie, Linda and Marianne.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

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

Posted by on November 10, 2015

Bob RutterRUTTER-Robert “Bob” Rutter passed away at Elgin Manor on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in his 83rd year.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Isobel; his children Cyndi (Ken) Hornby of St. Thomas, Luanne Rutter (Dave) of St. Thomas, Murray (Beryl) Baker of Barrie and Debbie Henning of St. Thomas; by his grandchildren Jessica Hornby (Jim) of St. Thomas, Jaime and Mark Hornby of St. Thomas, Emily Yates (Mike) and Hollie Yates (Reggie) of St. Thomas, Todd Baker of Barrie, Jeff Baker (Keri) of Barrie and Brett Henning (Ashley) of St. Thomas; 5 great grandchildren; his brother Jim Rutter (Joy) of Port Rowan; nieces Jill (Steve) Marshall of St. Thomas and Jennifer (Scott) Creed of Port Rowan; and by many brothers and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by his parents Judd and Sylvia Rutter and grandson baby Derek Robert Henning (1981).  Bob was the Maintenance Supervisor at Valleyview before retirement, a long-time member of Ducks Unlimited, past president of the St. Thomas Gun Club and an avid outdoorsman .  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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