ASHFIELD: Roy of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 24, 2014

Roy AshfieldASHFIELD – Roy of St. Thomas, gone from life but now with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, “a win, win situation”, on July 24, 2014 at the age of 69.  Beloved husband of Anne Ashfield (nee Heiskanen).  Roy is survived by children Eric (Carrie) Ashfield of Toronto, Kristina (Neal) Campbell of Waterloo; grandchildren Declan Ashfield, Riley Ashfield, Jonam Campbell, Evan Campbell; and sister Patricia Hill of Toronto.   Roy had worked for Weatherhead, as a machinist and retired as a supervisor.  He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.  In keeping with his wishes, Roy’s body has been received by the University of Toronto for anatomical study.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A memorial service will take place at a later date.  If desired, donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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WALTERS: Glen A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 24, 2014

Glen WaltersWALTERS – Glen Allan of St. Thomas passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the age of 74.  Beloved husband of the late Veronica Walters (2013).  Adored by his children Wade (Carla) Walters of Toronto, Kyle (Rena) Walters of Winnipeg; grandchildren Emma Walters, Lawson Walters, Taylor Walters; his sister Shirley (Norm) Belliveau of London; siblings-in-law Derek (Suzanne) Lawson of Hamilton, Jenefer LaForet of London, Sue Walters of St. Thomas, Bill Prevost of London; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Stella Walters, his brother Don Walters (2006), and his sister in law Lesley Prevost.  Glen was a member of Historic Automobile Club of Canada.  He will be missed so very much.  Family and friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30pm. The funeral service will take place at the Salvation Army Citadel 380 Elm Street, St. Thomas on Tuesday at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  Interment in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Salvation Army Citadel or Lung Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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JOHNSON: Marilyn Mae (Ferris) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Marilyn JohnsonJOHNSON – Marilyn Mae, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on July 22, 2014 at the age of 81.  Marilyn will be lovingly remembered by her husband Allan Johnson.  Dearly loved mother of Edwin “Ted” (Margaret) Johnson of London and Ronald (Sharon) Johnson of Crediton.  Devoted grandmother of Leslie Johnson (Jason), Heather Johnson (Justin), Wesley Johnson (Amanda), Lisa Johnson (Reid), and Brent and Mallory.  Great-grandmother of Emery and Hartley Johnson, and Alexandria.  Marilyn was born May 21, 1933 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The cherished daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Ferris.  She attended John Marshall Public School and graduated from Stamford Collegiate in 1951.  She commenced working with the Bank of Montreal, where she met Allan and they were married in 1953.  Marilyn was predeceased by her brother Lester (Jean) Ferris, and her sisters-in-law Jane Brox and Joan Thiel.  She will be remembered by her special nephew Paul Ferris, and special niece Ann McDonald, and great nephews Danny, Kenneth, David, and many other nieces and nephews.  Marilyn loved the arts, most particularly church choirs, theatre, music, and opera.  She was a member of Huron County Playhouse, Orchestra London, and the Grand Theatre for many years.  Marilyn volunteered in the past at Valleyview Tuck Shop and Meals-on-Wheels.  She was a lifelong supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was a faithful member of the United Church of Canada.  With her love of singing, she was invited to join the Stamford United Church senior choir at the age of sixteen.  Marilyn was a member of the United Church choirs in Bothwell, Tilbury, Delhi, Wallaceburg, Lucknow, Exeter, and in St. Thomas at First United and Central United Churches.  She was also a member of the Robert Tower Singers.  Marilyn was actively involved in UCW and church executives in each community, and was given a life membership of the UCW in Lucknow.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Friday at 11:00am.  Interment in Exeter Public Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Central United Church Roof Fund or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Building Fund  would be appreciated.  Particular thanks to Dr. Darius Ho who provided exemplary care, and the nursing staff of Unit C, C.C.C.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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WALKER: Barbara (nee Lammiman) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 22, 2014

Barb WalkerWALKER- Barbara Walker passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the age of 69.  Barb is survived by her husband Keith; her children Wayne (Lisa) Walker of St. Thomas, Kelley (John) Velema and their son Arjen of Denfield; her brothers Fred (Marg) Lammiman of Okotoks, Alberta, Tom (Marion) Lammiman of St. Thomas, Doug (Linda) Lammiman of St. Thomas; sister Carolyn (Tom) Hardie of Chatham; sister-in-law Marilyn Walker of St. Thomas; brother-in-law Doug (Valerie) Walker of St. Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Clarence and Vera Lammiman; sisters-in-law Georgina (Bob) Burrows, Betty (Rudy) MacKneson; and by her brother-in-law Bill Walker.  Barb was a former employee at K-Mart and Foodland.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  The funeral will take place in the chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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STORMES: Gertrude Bernice of Stayner and formerly of Port Stanley

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Stormes editedSTORMES - Gertrude Bernice Stormes (nee Peterson) of Stayner (formerly Port Stanley) passed away peacefully with her sons by her side at Stayner Nursing Home on Monday July 7, 2014.  Born in Fredericton Junction, N.B., February 12, 1926, daughter of the late Arthur and Winnifred (Whooten) Peterson.  Beloved wife of the late William Stormes (2007).  Survived by sons Norm (late Wendy) of Stayner and Doug (Gail) of Brantford, grandchildren Amanda Stormes (Sean Borman) of Waterloo, Jesse Stormes (Joanna Chou) of Stayner, Abby Matanowitsch (Collin) of Collingwood and Bekki Stormes (Tony Diec) of Toronto, Great – Grandchildren Summer and Jack Stormes and Luke and Noah Borman. Also survived by her sister Janet Bowlby and Brother–in-Law Bob Stormes.  Predeceased by brothers Wally and Jim Peterson.  Loved by many nieces and nephews.  Gertrude was a much loved and respected teacher, long time dedicated member of the Rebekah Lodge and a member of Christ Church Anglican, Port Stanley.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  A Rebekah Lodge Service will be held on Thursday at 6:30 pm.  The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Patt Nunn officiating.  If desired, donations may be made to Christ Church Anglican, Port Stanley or to the Rebekah Lodge Heart Equipment Fund.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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LINDSAY: Nellie Edith of St. Thomas

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Nellie Lindsay edited photoLINDSAY- Nellie Edith Lindsay (nee Allen) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Bill Lindsay (2013).  Nellie is survived by her daughter Sue (Ron) Gilmore of St. Thomas and her son Ralph (Susanne) Lindsay of London; her grandchildren Bob (Rosie) Gilmore and sons Jonathan, Max and Ryan of St. Thomas, Michael (Kathy) Gilmore and their son Drew of Burlington, Dave Gilmore and his sons Tyler and Preston of Texas, Nicholas Lindsay of London and Brent (Stephanie) Lindsay and their son Dylan of London; her sister Edith Allen of St. Thomas; her sister-in-law Bonnie (Clifford) Crozier of Toronto; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Oliver Allen, Bill (Nell) Allen, and sister Olive (Mac) McKinnon .  Cremation has taken Place.  A private graveside service will be held in Elmdale Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to War Amps would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com  

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CLARK: Helen F. (nee Phillips) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on July 4, 2014

Helen ClarkCLARK - Helen Fay (nee Phillips), 79, passed away peacefully at her St. Thomas home on July 2, 2014.  Lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Gordon.  Loving mother and mother-in-law to Dane and Suzette, Victoria and Terry (Ridsdale), and Heather.  Grandmother to Lauren, Danielle, Ryan, and Nolan. Survived by brother Ross, and sisters-in-law Helen and Noreen.   Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Helen’s life on July 31, 2014, at the St. Thomas Senior’s Centre 225 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas, where the Memorial Service will take place at 3:00pm, with a light dinner to follow.  Please RSVP by July 27th to Gordon Clark at clarkgh@sympatico.ca.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or V.O.N. St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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FORBES: Mary (nee Faber) of Fergus, Ont. formerly St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Mary Forbes PhotoFORBES – After a courageous battle, Mary Forbes (nee Faber) passed away at Hospice Wellington, on Monday June 30, 2014 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of the late David Forbes (2011).  Loving sister to Bruce Faber (Joyce, deceased) of St. Thomas and Joan McBurney (Allen) of Elora.  Predeceased by her brother John Faber and sister Nancy Crosby. Loved and forever remembered by many nieces and nephews. A special “Grandmary” to Kimberly and Carly Herbert of St. Thomas.  Remembered for her kindness and generosity by many friends and neighbours.

At Mary’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ALS or Hospice Wellington.

Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00am, where the memorial service will be held, in the chapel at 11:00am.  Interment of ashes at South Park Cemetery.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Guelph, Ontario, St. Thomas

MCKINNON: Wayne R. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 26, 2014

Wayne McKinnonMcKINNON – Wayne (Ross) McKinnon left this world a better place on Wednesday, June 25th, supported and loved by his family.  Cherished forever by his wife and partner Melody, daughter Piper (Terry Gibson) of Welland, son Cory (Stacey) of Ottawa, and two inspirational grandsons Lachlan and Kai McKinnon.

Predeceased by his parents Mack and Elsie McKinnon, and infant brother Neil.  Survived by his brother Sandy (Carol) McKinnon of Morrisburg, Ontario, sister Eroca Zeviar of Ottawa, brother-in-law Glen (Beverlee) Brown of Bridgewater, N.S. and brother-in-law Rick (Heather) Brown of Appin, and admired nieces and nephews.

Wayne was born in Seguin Falls, Ontario, grew up in Sarnia and moved to St. Thomas to operate the Hilltop Motel and Restaurant and later, the Talbot Trail Tea Room.  He will be well remembered for his love and respect of people.  Who can forget being serenaded by Wayne on guitar whenever someone had a birthday!

A dedicated Rotarian, Wayne was very passionately involved in the St. Thomas, Rotary Club – helping with the many fundraising activities – it was hard to pass the Food Trailer without being encouraged by Wayne to stop and have a bite!  Wayne was a mentor of the St. Thomas Interact Club, guiding young people to develop leadership and life skills and he was recently presented the “Service Above Self” award by Rotary District 6330, recognizing Wayne’s dedication and inspiration to the youth programs supported by Rotary.

We will miss this caring, giving gentleman.

Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11:00am.  Private interment of ashes will take place at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Rotary Club of St. Thomas (Interact) or the Violence Against Women Services Elgin (Building Hope Elgin) would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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HURST: Robert ‘Bob’ E. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Bob HurstHURST- After a courageous battle with cancer, Robert “Bob” Hurst passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the age of 74.  Bob is survived by his wife Marie Hurst (nee Schenk); his daughters Keri (Mark) Johnson of Guelph and their children Taylor and Braden; Kim (Todd) Richardson of Dundas and their children Lauren, Brittany and Kaitlyn; Jennie Piovesan (Dan Goncalves) of London and their children Olivia, Ben and Sophie; Paula Piovesan (Adam Boyle) of Kanata and his children Ava and Connor; by his sister Dawn (late Ken) Gilby of Brampton and her daughters Karla (Ed) Rajca, Tracy (Chris) McDonagh and their families; and by his aunt, cousins and brothers and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by his parents Ed and Millie Hurst.  Bob worked as a buyer for the Waterloo Board of Education.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, where a memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1:30 pm.  If desired, donations to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.  The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff of the Complex Care Unit at S.T.E.G.H. for their care and compassion shown to Bob and his family during his illness.

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

HONSBERGER: Lorne Austin of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 12, 2014

Lorne HonsbergerHONSBERGER, Lorne Austin of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 61.  Beloved husband of Helene Honsberger (nee Daoust).  Lorne is survived by children Wayne (Jackie) Honsberger of St. Thomas, Brandy (Rick) Gerada of St. Thomas, Amber Daoust (Jimmy Hemsworth) of St. Thomas, Danielle Villamor (Sean) of London, Megan Villamor of St. Thomas; grandchildren Coleton Honsberger, Brooke and Brandon Gerada, Austin Hemsworth; siblings Gloria (Gary) Tunks, Steven (Joanne) Honsberger, Nancy Hussey (Ivan).  Sadly missed by his father-in-law Delphis Daoust (Alice Grenier) and mother-in-law Laurie Nolan; sibling-in-laws Jennifer Simpson (Tim), Angie La (Jamie), Della Nolan (Ryan), Karen Phillips (Danny), Richard Daoust (Selina), Emily Nolan (Shawny), Lloyd Nolan (Leesh).  Fondly remembered by his Aunt Lillian Graham.  Lorne is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Lorne was retired from the Ford Motor Company in Talbotville and in his spare time he loved playing poker, fishing at Balsam Lake, and hunting whenever he could.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church 55 Southwick Street, St. Thomas on Monday, June 16 at 11:00am. Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery – West Ave. following the service.  If desired, donations to 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

HULL: Fredrick James of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 11, 2014

Fredrick James HULLHULL- Fredrick “James” Hull passed away at his residence Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the age of 55.  He is survived by his sister Darlene Bardawill (Mike Brown) of Komoka and Darlene’s children Danielle Bardawill (Jason Carr) of London, Lucas Bardawill (Natalie Green) of St. Thomas, Ethan Bardawill (Ashley Levinson) of St. Thomas; his brothers Paul (Holly) Ryan and their son Tyler of Nova Scotia, Shawn (Lori) Hull of Oakville, Joey (Tish) Hull and their sons Justin and Josh of Mississauga; his uncle Jim (Donalda) Wilson of London; step-father Harold Zettel of St. Thomas; and by his close friend Susan Salzman of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his parents Fredrick Hull and Marlene Zettel.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn  Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place and a private interment of ashes will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, on a later date.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Toronto

KNOFLOOK: Frank of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Frank Knoflook PhotoKNOFLOOK- Frank Knoflook passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in his 87th year.  Frank is survived by his loving wife Johanna “Joan”; his children Kenneth (Cindy) Knoflook and their children Kendra, Katryna, and Marijka (Joey); Keith (Debra) Knoflook and his children Jacob (Diane), Joshua (Ashley), and Alysha (Jason); JoAnn (Terry) Baker and their children Jennifer (Brandon) Hein, Brandon, and Kaitlyn; Franklin (Susan) Knoflook and their children Noah and Olivia; Lynette (Chris) Sykes and their children Zachary and Brennan; by his brothers Fred and Rob; his sister Carry Segerer and by many nieces, nephews and in-laws.  Predeceased by his parents Mathias and Wilhelmina Knoflook; his sons David and Ron; and by his sisters Rinnie and Willy.  Frank was a Mechanics Teacher at East Elgin Secondary School and enjoyed building model railways in his retirement.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 3:00 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to Youth for Christ or Mission Honduras 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

BEST: Eugene E. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Eugene BestBEST – Eugene E. Best of St. Thomas passed away on May 7, 2014 at the age of 63. Beloved partner of Carol Weir. Eugene is survived by his sister-in-law Patti Best of Milton; his niece and nephews, Kelly, Adam, and Andrew all of Milton; Carol’s daughters Heather, Jennifer, and Laurie; and his best friend Gordon Lak. Predeceased by his parents Elmore and Marjorie Best, and his brother Rick Best. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). Cremation has taken place, and a private Interment of Ashes will be at a later date. If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated. Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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STOKOE: Rev. Dr. Rodney Stokoe of St. Thomas, Ont formerly Halifax, NS and Europe

Posted by on April 9, 2014

Rodney StokoeSTOKOE- The Reverend Doctor Rodney James Robert Stokoe passed away peacefully at Bobier Villa in Dutton on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Rodney is survived by his loving wife (Reverend Canon) Brenda Clark of St. Thomas; by his children Michael (Adele) Stokoe of Nova Scotia and their children Vicki Stokoe (Jim Giesinger), Jeff (Denise) Stokoe, Rawn Stokoe (Jeff Lynch); Gordon Stokoe (Jane Butler) of Ottawa and their children Joe and Willy; and Peter (Mitra) of Ottawa; and by his brother Eric (Noreen) Stokoe of England and their family.  Predeceased by his brothers Kenneth and Austin Stokoe and his first wife Peggy (nee Strang).  Rodney was born and grew up in County Durham, England, the eldest of four sons.  Rodney’s studies for the ministry were interrupted by WW2. He entered nursing training and then served on a medical ship in the British Navy. After the war he continued his studies in theology and was ordained in Durham Cathedral. During that time he and Peggy married and began their family. After serving in parishes in Hartlepool, Edinburgh and Sunderland, Rodney and his family moved to Halifax where he became the professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of King’s College and later at Atlantic School of Theology. A distinctive mark of Rodney’s vocation was his part in the establishment of Clinical Pastoral Education and of the Institute of Pastoral Training in the Atlantic Region.  Rodney retired in 1985 and received on Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Atlantic School of Theology. Upon his marriage to Brenda he moved to St. Thomas. A life-changing stroke meant his moving to Bobier Villa in Dutton in 2011.  Rodney’s body has been accepted at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario for medical research.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A memorial service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Truro, Nova Scotia on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm.    If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Parish of Tyrconnell would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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DEJONG: Fred of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Fred DeJongDeJong- Florus “Fred” DeJong passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 81.  Fred is survived by his loving wife Bertha DeJong (nee Pennings) (formerly Pol) of St. Thomas; his children Jennefer (John) Vandervliet of Dunnville, Peter (Adri) DeJong of Welland, James DeJong, Sue (Martin) Devries, and Shelly (John) Wason all of B.C., Art (Pat) Pol of St. Thomas, Janet (Doug) Hepburn of Union, Ben Pol (Ida Corr) of Union, and Nelly Pol of St. Thomas; thirty six grandchildren and thirty six great grandchildren; by his three brothers and three sisters in Holland; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Jenneke DeJong, his first wife Suzanne DeJong and by his son Tim DeJong.  Fred was retired from State Farm Insurance and was a member at the Free Reformed Church of St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the Free Reformed Church 145 St. George Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 9:30 am.  Interment will take place in Wellandport Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Mission Fund at the Free Reformed Church, St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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PAUL: Robert

Posted by on March 30, 2014

IMC PicPAUL – Robert “Rob” Paul passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 67.  Rob is survived by his loving spouse Edna Sayers of Port Stanley; his children Shawn Paul (Kim Scott) of St. Thomas, Shannon Belvel of St. Thomas, Shane Sayers of London, his daughter-in-law Connie Sayers of St. Thomas; grandchildren Monica, Michael, Mikayla, Tristan, Richard, Gabrielle, Michelle, Julia, Jenna, and Jamie; his great grandson Vincent Sayers; siblings Heather (Peter) Budway of Florida; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Robert and Lillian Paul and by his son Brett Sayers (2009).  Rob retired from A. Schulman Canada Ltd., St. Thomas.  He had also worked at Canron Limited, St. Thomas and Stan’s Marina in Port Stanley.  In his spare time he built racecars and loved racing at Wonderland Speedway.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Interment of ashes will take place in Elmdale Cemetery on a later date.  If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, St. Thomas

MACINNES: Ian H. of London, Ont. formerly Port Stanley

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Ian MacInnesMacInnes – Ian Hugh MacInnes passed away at his residence on March 22, 2014 at the age of 78. Ian was born in Windsor, the son of the late John and Katie MacInnes.  After a career as a former police officer with the Leamington police force and Military Policeman with the NATO forces in Laar, Germany and Cyprus, Greece, Ian retired from the federal government, Unemployment Insurance Division.  Ian’s interests were many and included the Liberal Party, Scottish Club and the former Panaroma Multicultural Festival, London City Press Club and for many years umpired baseball throughout the London area.  Acting was a passion with Ian, being involved with the London Community Players and professionally in the Final 24 series, as well as numerous commercials.  Ian will be fondly remembered by Sharon Clarke of Port Stanley and her children Genevieve, Rachale and Jackie Cavanagh; his daughter Katherine (Brad) Frederick, four grand children and his son Murray of Leamington; his sisters Katherine (Vern, deceased) Thompson, Margaret (David) Kechnie all of Sudbury, Peggy Ann (Paul) Bradshaw of Windsor and by his brother Angus (Kate) MacInnes of Edinburgh, Scotland and numerous nephews and nieces.  Cremation has taken place; a private internment of the ashes will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or CMHA/PTSD are sincerely appreciated.  Personal condolences to the families can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DAVEY: James V. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 16, 2014

Jim DaveyDAVEY - James (Jim) V. Davey of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away suddenly on March 15, 2014 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto at the age of 66.  Beloved husband of Helen Davey (nee Ouellette).  Sadly missed by children Sean (Vanessa) Davey, Ryan (Tabatha) Davey; grandchildren Kienan and Leighton all of St. Thomas; siblings Brian (Leesa) Davey, Lloyd Davey (the late Ruth), Ronald (Shirley) Davey, Sheilah Williams; mother-in-law Amy Ouellette; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents James and Mary Davey, and his father-in-law Willie Ouellette.  Jim had retired from Presstran, and in his spare time enjoyed participating in and watching a variety of sports.  His greatest joy came from watching his grandchildren at all their sporting events.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1:00pm.  Cremation to follow with interment at a later date.  If desired, donations to his grandchildren’s Trust Fund 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

WHITE: Ruth V. (nee Clipperton) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 8, 2014

Ruth WhiteWHITE - Ruth V. White (nee Clipperton)  of St. Thomas passed away peacefully with grace and dignity, surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2014 at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of Ray for 54 years.  Loving mother of son Greg, daughter Cyndi and her husband Robert Hoath.  Loving grandmother of Brittany, Madison and Sawyer.  Ruth was the youngest of 9 children of the late Ernest and Annie Clipperton.  She is survived by her siblings Phyllis Petrie and Bill Clipperton (Karol).  Predeceased by siblings Calvin Clipperton (Edith), Dolly Allen, Russell Clipperton, Jim Clipperton, Doris O’Connor, Florence (Kim) Barta.  Remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:00 with the memorial service being held in the chapel at 2:00pm.  Inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association, or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

“Until we meet again, Love ya.”

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

BROWN: Eleanor (nee Ray) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Eleanor Brown

BROWN – Eleanor Brown (nee Ray) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the age of 80.  Beloved wife of the late William T. Brown.  Sadly missed by children Stephen Brown of St. Thomas, Ray (Helen) Brown of St. Thomas, Michael (Claire) Brown of London; grandchildren Jessica (Chad), Daniel, Simone, and Luc; great-grandson James; and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Fred and Laura Ray, her sisters Louise Brown (Alex) and Ruth Burrell (Robert), her nephew Ron, and her niece Laura. Eleanor retired from the Township of Elgin office, where she had worked as a Secretary.  She was a member of the Shedden Women’s Institute, and was a mentor for survivors of breast cancer.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 8 at 11:00am.  Spring Interment in Shedden Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, or 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

SHAW: Dennie of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 22, 2014

Shaw Edited

SHAW – Carl Dennie Shaw passed away suddenly, at home on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Lorna Shaw (nee Harrison) of St. Thomas.  Loving father of Carl Shaw of Cranbrook, B.C., Karen Shaw (Anil Dhir) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Frances (Christopher) Vinskas of Brampton, John (Christine) Shaw of Southwold, Paul (Tina) Shaw of Sparta.  Adored grandfather of Adam , Kailash, Sanjay, Uma, Elly, Rachel, Ross, Aron, Amy, WD, Grace, Luke.  Great-grandfather of Zoey.  Greatly missed by his siblings George (Betty Jean) Shaw, Marie (Bill) Turvey, Larry (Elaine) Shaw all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by his sisters-in-law Elsie Cudmore of B.C., and Mildred Austin of Ottawa, and brothers-in-law Cecil (Marilyn) Harrison of Alberta, and Bill Hibbard of Ontario.  Predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Morris and Joan Shaw.  Dennie was born in Newmarket, Ontario, to the late Carl and Marie Shaw.  He was a co-owner of Shaw’s Ice Cream, and in his spare time enjoyed visiting friends and vacationing in Florida.  He was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church.  Visitation will take place at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  A Funeral Service will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church 400 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Monday, February 24 at 2:00pm with visitation one hour prior.  If desired, donations may be made to Eastwood Baptist Missions Fund.  Condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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ORD: Irene (nee Player) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 10, 2014

ORD- Irene Enid Grace Ord (nee Player) passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Valleyview Home in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Graham Ord (1978).  Irene is survived and sadly missed by her daughter Barb Leduc (Bud Summers); her grandchildren Ian (Denise) Leduc, Jill Leduc (John Ritchie), Marlene Ness (Mark Ragusa), and Sarah (Len) Atfield; her great grandchildren Erica (John) Quick, and Deanna Leduc (Jason Koens); and special cousin Sharron Anne Bell.  Predeceased by her sons Jim Ness and Rick Ness.  Irene had been a secretary for the Canadian Coast Guard, prior to retirement.  She was a Past President of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the London Area Post-Polio Chapter of United Way, and a volunteer with VON.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street St. Thomas, Ont. (519-631-0570) on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The Funeral Service will take place in the chapel at 12:00pm. Floral tributes are more than welcome.  Private interment at Waubamik-Sylvan Acres Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences to the family may be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

MACDONALD: Catherine C. (nee Head) of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly Regina, Sask.

Posted by on February 6, 2014

Catherine Creswell (Head) MacDonald
In her 98th year, on February 2, 2014, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Hastie MacDonald (who predeceased her in 2001); loving mother of Lesley Cameron and Cathy Hedley and mother-in-law of Gordon Cameron and Paul Hedley. Dear grandmother of Mark (Sandra Cruz-Salas) and Carolyn Hedley (Jeff Nitychoruk); and Ian (Jessica Kundapur), Heather and David Cameron. Very proud great-grandmother of Julian and Daniel Hedley, Leah Cameron, and Marin Nitychoruk.
Catherine was born in Regina, the daughter of Dr. Charles Head and Winnifred Creswell. She was predeceased by her brothers Harry Head (Regina) and Charles Head (Toronto) and by her sister Evelyn Gosnell (London). Catherine’s family was always the most important part of her life, followed by her work in the church (for many years, Knox United Church, Agincourt, ON), a good book and a lively bridge game.  She was a lifelong fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The family would like to thank Caressant Care on Bonnie Place in St. Thomas, for their wonderful care over the past year.
As Catherine requested, a private family service will be held at a future date, with inurnment at Knox United Church. Donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or your charity of choice will be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). Personal condolences to the family may be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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COXON: Daniel H. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Daniel CoxonCOXON – Daniel Harold of St. Thomas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Doris Coxon (nee Jennings).  Dan is survived by children Ruth (Malcolm) McKellar, Dan (Tori) Coxon, Linda (Tim) White, Jeff (Sherry) Coxon, and Dianne (Rick) Slade all of St. Thomas. Dearly missed by twenty four grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and was a brother-in-law to many.  Predeceased by his parents William and Emily Coxon (nee Carr), and his brothers Bill, George, David, Jack, and Doug.  Dan retired from Canron and Elgin Handles, and in his spare time enjoyed watching the St. Thomas Junior B Stars, driving for Red Line Taxi and riding his scooter around Elgin Mall.   Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  There will be a memorial service on February 8, 2014, at 1:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 9946 Talbotville Gore Road, Talbotville.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas