BROADBENT: Ray of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Ray Broadbent picBROADBENT – Raymond George of St. Thomas passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family,  on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 81.  Beloved husband of Shirley Broadbent (nee McCallum).  Ray will be sadly missed by children Kathi (Craig) Jolliffe of St. Thomas, Steve (Linda) Broadbent of Aylmer, and Rob (Deb) Broadbent of St. Thomas; grandchildren Stephanie (Greg) Heffern, Tim Broadbent (Hilary Warwick), Tara Broadbent, and Corey (Erin) Broadbent; and by his great grandchildren Payton, Amelia and Jane.  Predeceased by his brother Stan (Kay) Broadbent.

Ray was a life-long resident of St. Thomas with the exception of three years during World War II when his family moved to Pictou, Nova Scotia where his father, a ship’s plater by trade, worked in the ship yards. In 1964 Ray and his young family moved to Toronto where he attended the Ontario College of Education. During his teacher training he designed an auto shop which was included in the plans for the new Parkside Collegiate Institute where he taught from 1967 to 1994. From 1965 to 1967 and from 1984 to 1986, Ray taught at Arthur Voaden Secondary School. From 1986 until his retirement in 1989 he was in charge of Co-operative Education for Elgin County. After retirement he built two 1952 MG TD replicars, one of which is still in the family.

Prior to going to teachers’ college, Ray worked for 10 years at Stuart’s Garage in Talbotville where he served his apprenticeship.

Ray was active in the life of Central United Church for many years, having served in various positions on the church council, including two terms as Chair. He chaired the Vision ’97 Committee which oversaw renovations to make the church handicap accessible. He also served on the Board of Pearce-Williams Christian Centre and was Chair when the dining room was raised and a foundation installed beneath it. As well the Longhouse was renovated to include a chapel and a kitchenette.

For over 20 years Ray and Shirley Chaired the St. Thomas Rotary Music Festival for which he received a double Paul Harris Fellowship as well as a City of St. Thomas Volunteer Appreciation Award.

Ray’s first love and greatest joy was his family. He loved nothing more than family gatherings, whether they be large or small.

Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A celebration of Ray’s life will take place at Central United Church 135 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Private interment of ashes will be held in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for their excellent  care, as well as the PSWs from Care Partners and the VON nurses, and the van drivers who assisted in his transportation during the latter part of his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central United Church, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or the VON Middlesex-Elgin.

Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

LAWRENCE: Rob of London and formerly of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Rob Lawrence pic editedLAWRENCE- Rob Lawrence of London passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the age of 41.  He is survived by his two boys Graydon and Hudson Mol-Lawrence and their mother Angela Mol; his siblings Margaret (Paul) Jeffery and their daughter Myranda of St. Thomas, Jeff (Kim) Lawrence and their children Carter and Owen of St. Thomas, Shawn Lawrence (Shannon Spratt) and their children Violet and Nicholas of Halifax, David (Sharon) Vandendriessche of Sarnia, and Kimberley (Claudio) Zungia and their son Brandon of Sarnia; by his parents Joan (Paul) Smith of Union and Rick (Barbara) Lawrence of St. Thomas; and by a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., where the funeral will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow, with a private interment of ashes on a later date.  If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association or a Trust Fund for Graydon and Hudson would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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LADOUCEUR: Earl of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Earl Ladouceur picLADOUCEUR- It is with a combination of sadness, for the loss of his presence, and joy for the relief of his pain that we announce the passing of Earl Clarence Ladouceur on April 16, 2016, in his 67th year.  Earl is survived by his wife and best friend Shirley Ladouceur (nee Krug); his children James, Janet, Annette, Jody, Wayne, Henry and Aurora; grandchildren Keegan and Caiden; many other siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and by his dear friends Pat Burke and Sue Jackson.  Enjoy  the peace you have earned.  Predeceased by his parents Norman and Aurore Ladouceur and his good friend Jerry Mason (2014).  Earl was born in Windsor on August 6, 1949.  He worked in manufacturing, trucking and farming throughout his lifetime.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street St. Thomas, Ont. (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 p.m., where the funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m.  A private interment will be held in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends for Life would be appreciated.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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SHERRAH: Ivy Ellaine of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 4, 2016

Ivy Sherrah (nee Woods) of St. Thomas, Ontario, passed away at her late residence in her 81st year, after a short courageous battle with cancer on April 3, 2016.  Dearly loved by her children Linda (Shawn), Debbie, Janet (Dewey), Donna (partner Rob) and her dear son Robert James.  Predeceased by her daughter Judy.  Sadly missed by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  She will also be deeply missed by her brother John Woods and a number of nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.  Ivy was a member of Holy Angels Parish and a long standing member of the Catholic Women’s League.  Family and friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Parish 502 Talbot Street, St. Thomas on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00am.  Interment in Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to either the Holy Angels Restoration Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.  Personal condolences to the family may be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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RYAN: Paul Howard of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Paul RyanRYAN- Paul Howard  of St. Thomas passed away at  his residence in his 80th year.  He is survived by his son Steven Ryan of London; his sisters Mary Lou (Ross) Alward of London and Eleanor Sutton of Port Burwell; and by many nieces and nephews.  Paul was a retired mechanic.  Predeceased by his parents Howard and Evelyn Ryan; his brothers George and Peter Ryan; and his sisters Linda Carrol and Donna Hetherington.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Interment of ashes in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery will be held on a later date.  If desired, donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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THERRIEN: Emile of St. Thomas, formerly of Windsor

Posted by on March 14, 2016

Therrien picTHERRIEN – Joseph Emile Aristide of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully and surrounded by his family on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of the late Gisèle Therrien (2014).  Adored father of Jean-Guy Therrien, Daniel (Bonnie) Therrien, Michel Therrien, Angèle (Richard) Luce, Sylvie MacIntyre, Denis (Joanne) Therrien.  Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  Also missed by his sisters Jeannine Durand and Bibianne Lauzon; siblings-in-law Bernadette (René) Grenier, Anne Marie (Sylvio) Thibeault, Gaston (Marcelle) Thibault, Irené (Marie Laure) Thibeault; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by many brothers and sisters.  Emile was a member of Holy Angels Parish in St. Thomas, and the Knights of Columbus – Windsor.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm, with parish prayers at 4:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Parish 502 Talbot Street, St Thomas on Thursday at 10:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  Interment of ashes in Holy Angels Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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BINKS: Morley Everett of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Dutton

Posted by on March 9, 2016

Morley BinksBINKS – Morley Everett Binks passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 7, 2016 in his 88th year.  Survived by his loving wife Pauline (nee McCallum); his children Regena (Bill) Zinkan of Talbotville, Janice (Orville) King of St. Thomas, and Sylvia (Todd) Partlo of St. Thomas; his grandchildren Tracey (Wade) Myers of Belle River, Chris (Sandra) Campbell of Collingwood, Brad (Kate) Sheeller of Brampton, Cory (Lenka) Sheeller of Kincardine, and Trevor Partlo of St. Thomas; his great grandchildren Sydney, Dalton and Jordan, Emora and Gwen, Kayleigh, Cody, and Jaylynn; and his sisters Dorothy Roberts (the late Chuck) and Theresa Bobier (the late Carl).  Predeceased by his parents George and Flossie Binks, and his siblings Hugh (Verna) Binks, Eleanor Lymburner, Dalton (Esther) Binks, Freda (Walter) O’Neil, Hazel (Harold) Schnekenburger, Carmen (Jessie) Binks, Lloyd (Marybell) Binks, Ruth (Howard) Schnekenburger, Madeline (Victor) Swain, and James (Gladys) Binks.  Morley had farmed for many years before opening Binks Jewellery and Giftware in Dutton.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11:30am – 12:30pm, where the memorial service will take place in the chapel at 12:30pm.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the STEGH Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GANDER: Don Edward of Blenheim, Ont.

Posted by on March 9, 2016

Don GanderGANDER – Don Edward of Blenheim, Ont. passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 66.  Beloved husband of Kim Pettit (nee Ralston) for 22 years.  Cherished stepfather of Candace (Elias) Amoun of London, Amanda Pettit of London, and April Pettit (Jared Armstrong) of Blenheim.  Adored grandpa of Izabella Amoun and Libby Pettit.  Father of Terry and Margo.  Dear brother of Glenda Vermeersch, Pat Baker (the late Jack), and Shannon (Mike) McKillop.  Loved son-in-law of Rob (Pauline) Ralston and Sue (Gord) Rodgers.  Treasured brother-in-law of Holly Ralston (Mike Robinson) and Jill (Erick) Nooyen.  Missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Glen and Dorothy Gander.  Donny had retired after 30 years working at Siemens.  He loved camping with his family, doting on his granddaughters, and tinkering with various automobiles over the years. 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.  A public graveside service with interment of ashes will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Evergreen Cemetery, Talbot Street East in Blenheim.  Following the service, a Celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 185 – 34 Catherine Street, Blenheim.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged.  Personal condolences to the family may be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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VISCONTAS: John Edward of Aylmer, Ont.

Posted by on February 29, 2016

John ViscontasVISCONTAS- John Edward Viscontas passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the age of 55.  Survived by his parents Stanley and Shirley Viscontas of Aylmer, his sister Barbara (Paul) Ruffell and their son Chris of London, his brother Rob Viscontas of Union; and by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by his brother Mark.  John loved his family and had a passion for cars, especially his Trans Am. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm and Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 – 2:00pm, where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer on a later date.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends for Life or All Breed Canine Rescue 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

WARREN: Frank C. of St. Thomas, Ont

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Frank Warren

WARREN – It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Charles Warren announces his passing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in his 87th year.  Frank is survived by his children Cindy Howlett of St. Thomas, Martin (Paige) Mills of Winnipeg, Anne (Bill) Martin of St. Thomas, Kevin Mills of B.C., Russ Earhart of St. Thomas, and Judy (Bob) Holt of St. Thomas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his twin brothers Bill (Ruth) Warren of St. Thomas and Harry (Dorothy) Warren of Stoney Creek; and by his sisters-in-law Shirley (late Herb) Percival and Margot (late Gordon) Bolton all of Guelph; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his wife Joyce Warren (2012), his sister Jean Chiasson, and his brother-in-law Rev. Canon Harold Thomasson.  Frank had retired after many years of service as a nurse’s aide at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, with the funeral service will taking place in the chapel at 12:00pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to the Salvation Army – St. Thomas or the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

 

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BESZTENLERER: Anna (nee Knauz) of London, Ont.

Posted by on February 25, 2016

AnnaBESZTENLERER – Anna (nee Knauz) of London, Ontario passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Kalman Besztenlerer.  Anna is survived by her son Carman and her daughter-in-law Yvette Budai of London; her grandchildren Nikolette Budai and Samantha Budai of London, Zsolt Peczeli, Gyongyi Oszik, and Gabriella Peczeli all of Hungary; and her sister Katalin Szabo along with many family members still living in Hungary.  Predeceased by her daughter Gabriella Peczeli.  Anna had retired after years of service at the London Psychiatric Hospital.   Arrangements are entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Hungary.  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, Toronto

FLEUELLING: Charles Stephen of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Stephen FleuellingFLEUELLING – Charles Stephen of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 61.  Dearly loved father of Ashley Foster (Chris Layton), and grandfather of Kadyn Foster and Zach Foster.  Stephen is survived by his brothers Mike (Dianne) Fleuelling of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ron (Verna) Fleuelling of London, Pat (Debby) Fleuelling of St. Thomas, Kelvin Fleuelling (Brenda) of Houston, Texas, and David (Debbie) Fleuelling of Belmont; and his many adored nieces and nephews. He will be welcomed into heaven by his parents Ralph and June Fleuelling.    Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm, and Monday from 10:00 – 11:00am with the funeral service taking place in the chapel at 11:00am.  Cremation to follow.  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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WALLER: Baby boy Gamble Chad Arthur

Posted by on February 16, 2016

baby - teddy blueWaller – Baby Boy Gamble Chad Arthur.  Gamble will be missed by his parents Brandon Waller and Madeline Ings; his big brother Taydon and big sister Siniyah;  grandparents Ken and Lisa Waller and Arthur and Debbie Ings; great grandparents Betty and Gerald Esseltine; and by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.  A private family service will be held at the funeral home.

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BROWNELL: Margaret A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Margaret BrownellBROWNELL – Margaret of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Delbert Brownell.  Margaret is survived by children Dianne Jones (Ray) and Ron Brownell (Bette); grandchildren Ronda Bartha (Ken), Michelle Sherwin (Steve), Scott Jones, Lesley McLellan (Dan); great grandchildren Rilee Steckler (Jordan), Megan White (Roman), Logan Bartha (fiancée Alexa), Spencer Bartha, Allie McLellan, Katelyn McLellan, Grant McLellan and great-great grandson Eli Steckler. Also survived by sister Joyce Hibbs of Ajax Ontario and nieces and nephews Rick, Brad, Bruce, Lee, Kim, Greg, Ken and Krista across Ontario.

Marg was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She donated her time to helping others understand the Bible.

She loved her family and often organized surprise days for her children and grandchildren where she would decorate the rec room and shower them with little gifts, just for nothing.  One year as a special surprise for everyone she bought us all sweatshirts for the cottage with our names embroidered on them along with the name of the town where our family cottage is…Haliburton.

Marg was very generous, once opening her home to a friend who was homeless due to a fire in the Chestnut Street Apartments.  She had a wacky sense of humour. For example, she once bought a pig’s head in a market in Windsor, then invited everyone for dinner and had a big unveiling with the dining room table all decorated in a fancy way. There was the pig head with apple in the mouth, and a plastic horsefly on the snout.

Marg came from a musical family and played piano by ear from the age of five. Her father accompanied her on the violin and her mother and sister Joyce sang. Karaoke might be popular today, but back in the fifties she actually cut a record with Decca records. Mom played the piano at the Golden Slipper, a dance hall in Haliburton. In later years, she overcame a struggle with anxiety and depression to volunteer at retirement homes in the area, where she led singsongs of all the old favourites with the residents.

Mom was a great cook. When we were kids, we were dirt poor. She could turn a can of Prem into a gourmet roast.  She also made the best beef stew, a real comfort food.   One of Mom’s favourite things to do was bake.  The family remembers her flaky pastry as the base of her delicious Maid of Honour tarts.   Oddly enough, Mom didn’t like making cookies but she was the star of pies and squares.   The champion dessert was the four layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling.  Kids coming by for a visit with their parents loved the ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles or chocolate chips.  It was a sad day when everyone started watching their weight and sugar count….the baking took a sharp decline!

Another talent Mom pursued was knitting…delicate baby sweater sets, then afghans, and scarves of all colours.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  We wish to publicly acknowledge the superior care she received at CP Place in Valleyview over a four year period. We consider the staff to be angels delivering compassionate care that we could no longer provide.

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 in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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JACKSON: Martha Jean (nee Davidson) of Aylmer, Ont.

Posted by on February 11, 2016

Martha JacksonJACKSON – Martha Jean (nee Davidson) of Aylmer, Ontario passed away peacefully on February 10, 2016 at the age of 83.  Beloved mother of Hazel Jackson of Toronto, and Linda (James) Wood of Richmond Hill.  Adored grandmother of Lisa (Chris) Hawes of St. Thomas, Erica Tolazzi and Jennifer (Wyatt) Brocklebank all of Newmarket;  great grandmother of Emma Hawes, Dylan Hawes, and Adam Tolazzi;  sister of John (Judy) Davidson of New Zealand; and loving aunt of Michelle, Andria, Kathleen, and Chaye.  Martha had retired from Honeywell after nearly 40 years of dedicated service.  In her spare time enjoyed she enjoyed shopping, knitting, and eating chocolate!   In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1:30 – 2:30pm.  A Celebration of Life will take place in the chapel at 2:30pm.  Interment of ashes at Douglas Extension Cemetery in Scotland.  If desired, donations to the Chartwell Aylmer – Ladies Auxiliary would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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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 on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00am.  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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