MOLYNEUX: Joan Doreen (nee Phillipson) of Aylmer, Ont. (formerly of St. Thomas)

Posted by on July 3, 2015

MOLYNEUX – Joan Doreen (nee Phillipson) of Chateau Gardens (Chartwell) Aylmer, formerly St. Thomas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on July 2, 2015 at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of the late Bill Molyneux (1990).  Joan is survived by her children David (May) Molyneux of St. Thomas, Philip (Alison) Molyneux of St. Thomas, Debbie (Terry) Piercy of New Brunswick; grandchildren Arielle, Shelby, Jacob, and Jackson Molyneux and Tyler, Katelyn, and Karly Piercy.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Doris Phillipson, and her sister Shirley Wilkie.  Born in London, England Joan emigrated to Canada in 1957.  She was a former member of St. John’s Anglican Church choir for 11 years, and later Trinity Anglican Church.  Joan was also a member of the International Ballroom Club, and a member and volunteer at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, with the funeral service taking place in the chapel at 1:00pm.  Interment in Elmdale Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Animal Aide would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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BRAUER: Bernt

Posted by on June 23, 2015

Bernt Brauer Web & IMCBRAUER– Bernt Wasa Brauer of St.Thomas, passed away peacefully at his home in the arms of his wife, June 19, 2015 at the age of 82. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Margaret Brauer (nee Hawken), Bernt is survived by his children Claudette (Cliff) Steeves of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Andrew (Cindy) Overman of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Stephan (Monica) Brauer of Montreal, Quebec, Karl (Dori) Brauer of London, Ontario, Kevin (Teresa) Brauer of White Rock, British Columbia, Mitchell (Ashley) Overman of Goulais River, Ontario, and Marcus (Juanita) Brauer of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Bernt is the loved grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. He is sadly missed by his siblings Michael (Ann) Brauer, Katherine Brauer, Barbara (Klause) Hildebrandt, Erdmann (Maria) Brauer; sisters-in-law Lisa Brauer and Jacqueline Siegfried, and brother-in-law Arne Osterberg, as well as many dear nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Bernt enriched the lives of many through his kind, loving character, and his appreciation of beauty in life and nature.  A celebration of his life will take place at St. Andrews Westminster United Church (2008 Glanworth Drive at Highbury, St. Thomas) on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 10:30 am. The family extends heartfelt thanks to compassionate caregivers Pat and Nadine and Dr. John Tokarewicz, and special friends Debbie, JoAnn and Bert.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Andrews Westminster Church or the Ken Brown Recovery Home are invited. Condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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TOLMAN: S. Lloyd of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Alberta

Posted by on June 12, 2015

Lloyd TolmanTOLMAN, Sherman Lloyd –Went to be with his Lord and Saviour from the Elgin Manor on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the age of 96. Born again September 1951.  Loving husband of Doris (nee Hunter) for 71 years.  Father of Jeff (Marilyn) Tolman, Nancy (Nelson) Butler, John (Nancy) Tolman and Elisabeth John, all of St. Thomas.  Proud grandfather of Jennifer Tolman of Halifax, NS, Dan (Lana) Tolman of Charlottetown, PE, Ben (Kellie) Butler of Boxall, Lois Butler of Niagara Falls, Joe (Michelle) Butler of Fingal, Sarah (Brian) Holmes of St. Thomas, Christopher (Jaclyn) Tolman of Edmonton, AB, Stefanie (Brian) Cox of Halifax, NS, Andrew John of St. Thomas and Michael John of St. Thomas.  Also missed by several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Born near Rumsey, AB, on October 19, 1918, Lloyd came to Ontario with the RCAF during the war, married Doris in 1944 and never left. He had his own construction company, worked as foreman with the CNR for 10 years and then in machine setup and repair for Hayes Dana for 20 years.  “He could fix anything”.  Friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, Ont. (519-631-0570) from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, Monday, June 15, 2015.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 16.  Interment in the Hunter Cemetery, Lake Road, Southwold.  Memorial contributions to charity of choice, Gospel Trust Canada or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.  If desired, personal condolences can be made to the family at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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KHARSHOUM: Ferial of Waterloo, Ont.

Posted by on June 8, 2015

KHARSHOUFerial Kharshoum– Ferial of Waterloo, Ontario passed away peacefully on June 6, 2015 at the age of 76.  Predeceased by her husband George Kharshoum.  Sadly missed by her son and daughter-in-law Joseph (Diane) Kharshoum; grandsons Nicholas Kharshoum and Christopher Kharshoum; siblings Rosa Mina, George (Maggie) Portelli, Abraham (Nareem) Said, Hoda Hashem, Soheir Bill, Hamdi (Valerie) Said, Naghah Hanwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1:00pm. Interment in Union Cemetery.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

 

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GREEN: Patricia Diane (nee Brown) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 6, 2015

Patricia Green

GREEN – Patricia (nee Brown) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on June 5, 2015 at the age of 62.  Loving wife of Rhodes Green.  Dear daughter of Leon Brown and Joan Giles. Cherished mother of Ken Ryan, Angela (Brent) McVittie, and Chad Collins; stepmother of Kevin Green, and Scott (Donna) Green. Loving sister of Linda (Gerlof) Katoen, Debbie (Larry) Sims, Shelley (Gary) Peters, Jennifer (Bob) Heine, and Mary (Murray) Hunt.  Dear grandmother of Jeff, Megan, Scott, Rebecca, Hannah, Keenan, and Neveah.  Great-grandmother of Hannah and Ryan.  Patricia is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her ex-husband Dana Collins, and her stepfather Jeff Giles.  Patricia worked as a seamstress at St. Joseph’s in London.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with Patricia’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Private scattering of ashes will take place at the Old St. Thomas Church Cemetery scattering garden.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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NUGENT: James McAllister of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 4, 2015

Jim NugentNUGENT – James McAllister Nugent of St. Thomas passed away suddenly on June 3, 2015 at the age of 70.  Beloved husband of Dianne Nugent (nee Humphrey).  Jim is survived by children Scott (Michelle) Nugent of St. Thomas and Kelly Nugent (Joe Daabous) of Ilderton; grandchildren Aidan Nugent, Jordan Daabous, Ben Daabous, and Maddie Daabous; sister Edna (Jimmy) Brown of Scotland; mother-in-law Doris Humphrey of Lucknow; brother-in-law George (Marjorie) Humphrey of Lucknow; sister-in-law Sandra (Barry) Haldenby of Holyrood; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents David and Ressie Nugent, and his brother Gordon Nugent. He had retired as Grand Lodge Representative for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, in Toronto.   Jim was also a past board member of STEGH, United Way, Elgin Labour Temple, and the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 1:30pm.  Private 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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LOUCKS: Kathy Marie (nee Andrew) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Kathy LoucksLOUCKS – Kathy Marie (nee Andrew) of St. Thomas passed away after a lengthy illness, on May 28, 2015 at the age of 59.  Loving daughter of Elaine Andrew (the late Bill Andrew) of St. Thomas.  Mother of Amber (Rob) Wynn of New Zealand; sister of Judy (Charles) Brown of St. Thomas, Roz Sallis of Ottawa, and Paul (Fawn) Andrew of St. Thomas; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Brian Andrew and Michael Andrew.  In keeping with Kathy’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 Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00pm.  If desired, donations to 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

CLARK: Harold of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Harold ClarkCLARK– Harold “Hoss” Clark passed away, surrounded by his family at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Freda Viola (nee French) Clark (2003) for  42 years.  Dear father of Cindy Clark-Kernohan (Mark) of London, Calvin Clark of St. Thomas, Christina  Clark-Reaume (Brian) of Chatham. Proud Grandpa of Aaron, Amy, Brody, Evan, Max. Regarded by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Caradoc township, ON, March 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Clark (1967) and the late Cecile (Brownlee) Clark (1967)  little brother to the late Gerald Clark (1998) (Eva) and Marilyn Lunn (nee Clark) (Jim) (2012).  Harold began working for the C & O Railroad in 1965 and during that time was a Volunteer Firefighter with the Southwold Township Fire Department.  He enjoyed going to garage sales to find unique collectables, working with small engines or anything mechanical, dancing, animals, camping, and first and foremost spending time with his family.  Harold was a member of the Warren Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M Fingal.  Friends will be received by the family at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday May 28, 2015 from  2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Masonic Service under auspice Warren Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M. will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30 pm.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery. If desired, donations to Kidney Cancer Research would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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HONSINGER: James P. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Jim HonsingerHONSINGER – James Paul of St. Thomas,  passed away at home surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on May 23, 2015 at the age of 67.  Beloved husband of Wendy Honsinger.  Jim is survived by children Tim Honsinger (Julie Carr) of Hamilton, Jay (Laurie) Honsinger; grandchildren Greg Honsinger (Mary Philbin), Tristan Honsinger, and Taylor Honsinger, all of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his parents Paul and Shirley Honsinger, and his brother Terry Honsinger.  Jim will be missed by his co-workers at Phil Mauer & Associates in Eden.  He looked forward to his annual Father’s Day round of golf with his sons and grandchildren, as well as travelling with his wife Wendy.  A private family gathering was held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570), prior to cremation.  Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.  Jim’s family wishes to thank Wendy’s sister and brother-in-law Bev (Bob) Lister, along with his personal caregivers, for their kindness and compassion over the last two years. If desired, donations to STEGH Chemotherapy Unit or 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

LYSIUK: Annie (nee Hawryskevich) of Port Stanley, Ont. formerly of Port Dover

Posted by on May 13, 2015

Annie LysiukLYSIUK- Annie Lysiuk (nee Hawryskevich) passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at Extendicare in Port Stanley on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the age of 90.  Beloved wife of the late Fred Lysiuk (2011).  She is survived by her  children Larry (JoEllen) Lysiuk of Delhi, Lorene (Terry) Heisler of St. Thomas, Lynn (Debra) Lysiuk of St. Thomas; her grandchildren Lance (Laura) Lysiuk of Connecticut, Lee (Alicia) Lysiuk of Indianapolis, Lisa (Rob) Deininger of Orlando, Adele (Adam) Boyn of Oklahoma; and eight great grandchildren.  Annie was born in Lipozits, Ukraine on July 24, 1924, daughter of the late Fred and Nettie Hawryskevich.  Annie and her husband Fred farmed for many years in the Port Dover area; she was also a long time member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 3:00 pm.  Interment in South Park Cemetery.   If desired, donations to the It Is Written Canada Program would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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KOOPMAN: Meindert of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Thamesville

Posted by on May 13, 2015

KOOPMAN pic“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15
On Saturday evening, May 9, 2015, Meindert Koopman passed peacefully into eternal glory in his 79th year surrounded by his six children and loved ones at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. Our dear Father and Opa will be sorely missed, but we rejoice that our loss is his gain and that now he is enjoying pleasures forevermore at God’s right hand in glory.
Meindert was born in The Netherlands, on October 20, 1936. When he was twelve years old, he immigrated to Canada with his parents and farmed most of his life near Thamesville, Ontario.
Meindert leaves behind his dear wife, Attie (Roffel) Koopman, whom he lovingly cared for at home until this past January 2015 when she took up residence at Valley View Nursing Home.
He also leaves behind his six children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren:
Jim & Audrey Koopman – Peter (Andrea), Sam, Naomi, Claire
John & Sue Koopman – Scott & Jen (Jenna-Grace, Owen, Mayelle), Ben, Josh & Naomi, Erin, Caleb
Cindy & James VanderHeide – Brianna & Jacob, Danielle (Matthew), Nicolas, Brayden, Kierra, Kaitlyn, Serena
Carol & Paul Laman – Hadassah, Josiah, Shifrah
Mel & Monica Koopman – Jared, Wyatt, Zoe
Mark & Linda Koopman– Alex, Carsten, Savannah
Also survived by brothers, sisters and in-laws: Tom & Grace Koopman, Marg & Hielkje Zuidema, Grace & John Pennings, Ge Koopman, Harry & Diane Roffel, and Anne Koomans.
Predeceased by his parents, Jacobus & Geertruida Koopman, parent (inlaws) John & Siemkje Roffel as well as brothers, sisters and in-laws: Pearl & George Greevink, John Koopman, Wiecher & Jannie Koopman, Trudy & George Brink, Mabel & John Roffel, and Harry Koomans.
The family expresses heartfelt thanks for the compassionate and outstanding care the medical team from the ICU at Victoria Hospital showed to Dad. Special thanks to nurses Paula and Sandy. Dad also expressed his appreciation for the tender care that Kim Pennings showed to him and mom.
The funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 am at the Free Reformed Church of St. Thomas (145 St. George Street). His son, Pastor John will officiate. Interment will follow in Elmdale Cemetery.  Visitation at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin St, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Word &Deed Ministries.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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ROBERTS: Margaret Duncan (nee Harper) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 5, 2015

Margaret RobertsROBERTS- Margaret Duncan Roberts (nee Harper) of Valleyview passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in her 97th year.  She is survived by her loving husband John; her son John (Pattie) Roberts of St. Thomas; her daughter Margaret (Stan) Johnson of Guelph; by her grandchildren Leslie (Dave) Vandenbrink of Sparta, Jennifer (Sean) McMahon of Kitchener, Jason (Lee-Anne) Herbert of Cambridge, and Terri-Lynn (Jeff) Eberle of Glencoe; by nine great grandchildren; her sister Jean (late Robert) Walch of London; sister-in-law Ruth Harper; brother-in-law Jack Riddler; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Tom and Bill Harper, and sisters Betty Campbell and Lou Riddler.  Margaret was a member of New Vision Community Church, the Valleyview Auxiliary, S.T.E.G.H. Auxiliary, and also enjoyed volunteering at the old Friendship School (now known as the association Community Living Elgin).  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Valleyview Auxiliary would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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MOORE: Annie Elizabeth of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 5, 2015

MOORE, AnnieMOORE- Annie Elizabeth Moore (nee Forrest) passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 77th year.  Annie is survived by her husband Ronald Moore of St. Thomas; her children Martin Went, Carol (Steve) Dallas, Peter Went, Rose Smith, Betty-Anne (David) Marten, Paul (Melissa) Went, Chris Moore, and Craig Moore; Annie is also survived by her grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews.  A private family gathering was held prior to cremation.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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MILLER: Marilyn Olive of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 20, 2015

MILLER – Marilyn Olive of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on April 19, 2015,  just 8 days shy of her 88th birthday.   Dearly loved cousin of Ted Bear and his wife Helga Victor-Bear of St. Thomas.  Marilyn is survived by her godson Mark Brown of St. Thomas; her special ‘cottage’ friends Randy & Ann Schannick; and her many “courtesy nieces and nephews”.  Predeceased by her parents Roy and Edith Miller, and her lifelong special friend Mary Bancroft.  Marilyn retired after many years as a nurse at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, and was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church and an associate member of St. Paul’s United Church in Lake St. Peter.   Marilyn’s fondest memories were of her many summers spent with Mary at their cottage on Lake St. Peter.  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.  If desired, donations to St. John’s Anglican Church St. Thomas, or St. Paul’s United Church Lake St. Peter would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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AVERY: Elmer John of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 18, 2015

Elmer AveryAVERY – Elmer Avery passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the age of 81.  Elmer was a very kind and gentle man of integrity.  He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Maureen; his dear son Edward (Christine) Avery and their children Teagan and Heath of Vancouver B.C.; his sister Carolyn (Terry) Brophy of Bayfield; brother-in-law Edward “Ted” (Nancy) McGuire of Tillsonburg and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Edna and by his sister Doreen.  Elmer retired from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, then enjoyed 25 years of retirement, especially his time in Florida particularly during spring training.  He played baseball in St. Thomas for years, and was also an avid hockey player, spending his later years as an active member of the “Huff and Puff” league.  He adored his family and his many visits to Vancouver to see his grandchildren.  Elmer will always be remembered for spending many happy hours taking his son wilderness camping and canoeing, and building an ice rink in the backyard for the neighborhood kids to play on.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 2:00 – 4: 00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 10:30 am.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to the STEGH Foundation or the Centennial Sports Club would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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COLLINS: Donald Clayton of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Cambridge

Posted by on April 18, 2015

Donald CollinsCOLLINS –  Donald Clayton of St. Thomas formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 15th at the age of 82.  Survived by his wife Marion (Calvert), son Kevin, daughter Laurie (Richard Schultz), sisters Rosemary McArthur and Margaret ‘Peggy’ Dadson, brother Fred (Evelyn), brother-in-law Doug Schleihauf, sisters-in-law Beverly Collins, Eleanor Vandenberg, Nancy Irvine (Paul), Helen Calvert and a number of nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother George and sister Jean Schleihauf.  Don was an accomplished artist, poet and graphic designer, among other things.  His creativity flowed into everything he did.  While living in Cambridge he volunteered with St. John’s Ambulance where he became President.  Anyone who knew him, liked him.  He was a giving spirit who loved people and helped out wherever needed.  A wonderful friend.  The poem below is one of his works.  Please read and listen.

LIFE

We enter this world with nothing but imagination and will power.

Life and experience gives us purpose so we can be complete.

What is life?

Life is the mind, creating itself out of itself.

 He will be truly missed.  He touched many lives.  He was one of the good ones.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A private gathering to celebrate Don’s life, will take place on Saturday, May 23rd in Aylmer.  If you would like to make a memorial donation, please consider the Parkinson’s Society.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CONNOLLY: Donna M. of Dutton, Ont.

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Donna ConnollyCONNOLLY – Donna Marie (nee Shelton) of Dutton, passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle, on April 1, 2015 at the age of 71.  Beloved wife of Mervin Connolly;  loving mother to Laurie Danowski (Carm Augustyn) of Campbellville, Joseph Danowski of London, Rob Danowski (Lisa Paddon) of London, Nicole (Jeff) Allen of St. Thomas, Corinne Connolly of London; cherished grandmother of Jason Allen, Ava Allen, Alex Connolly; and lifelong friend of 67 years to Pat Wise.  Donna had retired from Goodlife Fitness head office, and in her spare time enjoyed a good game of golf at her home club of Dutton Meadows.  Donna was an honest and caring woman who dearly loved her family.  She will be greatly missed.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A Celebration of Donna’s Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Donnybrook Branch 513 in Dorchester on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Cancer Research or an animal rescue of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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TUGWOOD: Ronald J. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Ronald TugwoodTUGWOOD – Ronald James Tugwood of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on April 1, 2015 at the age of 85.  Ron is survived by his beloved wife Patricia; his loving children Carman (Wendy) Tugwood, Rhonda (Russ) Fish, Heather (Wayne) Honeywood, Kevin (Teresa) Tugwood, and Lorraine (Paul) Baughman; by his 19 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; by his brother Raymond Tugwood; sisters-in-law Esther (Vince) Brant, Evelyn (Cal) Sparks, Brenda (Norm) Doherty, Ruth (Arthur) Pfefferle; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Harry and Florence Tugwood; his brothers Skip, Robert, Harry, and Jerry; his sister Margerite Moon; and by his brother-in-law Paul Brant.  Ron was a Veteran, having proudly served his country with the Royal Canadian Regiment for 3 years and with the Merchant Navy for 5 years.  He worked most of his life for CP Rail, where he retired at the age of 60.  Ron also managed the St. Thomas Curling Club for 16 years, worked at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Lord Elgin Branch 41.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  A Memorial Service will take place at St. Michael and All Angels Parish, 397 Springbank Drive, London on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm.  If desired, donations to Epilepsy Foundation or MS Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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

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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