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

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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

BEECROFT: William George of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Beecroft EditedBEECROFT – William George “Bill” of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014  in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of Edna Beecroft (nee LaFrance).  Bill is survived by children John (Beth) Beecroft of St. Thomas and their children Matthew, Trent and Nicholas; Susan Beecroft of London and her children Stephanie, and Mandie (Dave); Teressa MacDonald of St. Thomas and her children Anthony (Jenn), and Ashley (Greg); Valorie Beecroft-Kechego (Robert) of B.C. and her children Chantel, Corey-Brandon, Courtney, Cassie, Emily, and Julia; Yvonne McKillop of St. Thomas and her children Danny, Dana, and Duncan; eight great grandchildren; siblings Eileen Player, Harold (June) Beecroft, Betty (Dave) Robbins, Alex (Marg) Beecroft, Wayne (Cathy) Beecroft, Evelyn (Brian) Forsyth all of St. Thomas; and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Anna-Belle Beecroft; his brother Lloyd Beecroft; and his first wife Hilda Yvonne Beecroft (nee Robbins).  Bill farmed and worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years in Elgin County and in his spare time enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical. He was a member of the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm and Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly  144 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Monday, January 27 at 1:30pm.  Spring Interment in Cowal-McBride Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Lung Association, or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GALL: Richard H. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Gall Original with hat EditedGALL – Richard H. Gall of St. Thomas passed away after a courageous battle, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 39.  Beloved son of John and Denise Gall of St. Thomas.  Richard is survived by his children Kylee, Jade and Joshua and their mother Sarina all of St. Thomas; his brother John (Tammy) Gall and their children Katie, Tristan, and Megan of Huntsville; his special cousins, ‘Cousin Dave’ and ‘Cousin Andrew’; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins.   Richard loved his family and being outdoors.  He was a former employee at Keiper Automotive.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, January 24, 2014  from 6:00 – 8:00pm, where a celebration of life will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 1:00 pm.  Private interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, a Trust Fund has been set up for Richard’s children, and donations can be made through the funeral home.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

CHARLTON: Kenneth L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 3, 2014

Charlton1CHARLTON- Kenneth L. Charlton passed away in his home after an extended illness, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 59.  In keeping with Ken’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Springfield Cemetery on a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to Caring Cupboard would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to family and friends can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

ZAMBRZYCKI: Gene Zambrzycki of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 27, 2013

ZAMBRZYCKI - Gene Zambrzycki passed away suddenly at his residence on December 23, 2013.  Gene is survived by his daughter Chandler Pikor of Niagara Falls; his son Greg Pikor-Zambrzycki of Calgary; his sister Elizabeth (Mike) Hutchin and their son Liam of St. Thomas; and by his mother Halina Zambrzycki of St. Thomas. Predeceased by his father Vincent Zambrzycki.  Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  If desired, donations to a charity of one’s own choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.  

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PROCTOR: Carolyn E. (nee Buck) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on December 13, 2013

Carolyn Proctor WebsitePROCTOR – Carolyn Eileen (nee Buck) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 45.  Beloved wife of Barry Proctor.  Loving mother of Chelsey Proctor and Crystal Proctor, both of St. Thomas.  Cherished daughter of Edna Buck (Cecil Comrie) of St. Thomas.  Dear sister of Jane (Bill) Voakes of Orwell, Jim Buck of London, and Karen Buck of St. Thomas.  Sadly missed by her father-in-law Don Proctor of St. Thomas and her mother-in-law Donna Proctor of St. Thomas, her brother-in-law Steve Proctor of St. Thomas, and by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by her brother Steve Buck (1999)and her father George Buck (1997).  Carolyn was a Personal Support Worker at Elgin Manor.  In her spare time enjoyed reading and spending time with her dogs Scamp and Chewy.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm, where the memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment of ashes will be held on a later date.  If desired, donations to London Regional Cancer Program or the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada 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

VANMOURIK: Richard H. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 28, 2013

VanMourik WebsiteVANMOURIK - Richard H. of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the age of 52.  Survived by son Alex VanMourik of Tillsonburg, Zachary Smith of St. Thomas, sisters Anne VanMourik (Maurice Broadfoot) and Marilyn VanMourik all of Kingston area.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Cremation to follow.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Filed Under: Kingston, Ontario, St. Thomas

SMITH: Harold H. of Sparta, Ont.

Posted by on November 27, 2013

Harold SmithSMITH, Harold Harding of Sparta, Ontario passed away peacefully on November 26, 2013 at the age of 88.  Loving husband of 57 years, to Anne (nee Walters).  Loving father of Michael Smith of Mississauga and Susan (Wayne MacEachran) Smith of Kitchener.  Survived by his sisters Margaret (Don) Helmer, Vera (Ray) Martin, and his sister-in-law Kathleen Smith.  Harold was predeceased by his parents, Harding and Vera Smith, his brother Dr. Don Smith, and brother-in-law Tom (Niola) Walters.  Harold was a life-long poultry-man and ran Erie View Poultry Farm & Hatchery at R. R. 1 Sparta.  He also enjoyed fishing. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00pm,  with the memorial service in the chapel at 2:00pm.   In lieu of flowers, donations to 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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HARMON: Patrick S. of St. Thomas, Ont (formerly England)

Posted by on November 19, 2013

Patrick HarmonHARMON- Patrick Shaune Harmon passed away, while surrounded by his family at University Hospital, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on November 16, 2013, at the age of 46.   Patrick leaves behind his best friend and loving wife Margaret Harmon (nee Dyck) and his two wonderful boys Baily and Adam.  He is also survived by his parents Frank and Alberta Harmon of England; his siblings Maria (Mark) Cassidy and their son Christopher and his daughter Chloe of England, Paul (Marie) Harmon and their children Katie and Ross of Ireland, Susan (Darren) Smart and their children Matthew, Jack, Neive and Lauren of England; his mother-in-law Margaret (late John) Dyck of Aylmer; brother and sisters-in-law Anne (Ralph) Brix and their children Joshua, Darren, Michael and Brianne of Aylmer, Peter Keyes of Vancouver, John (Karen) Dyck and their children Amelia and Caleb of Ohio, Sue (Bob) Jaster and their children Bobby, Mandy, Kristin and Matthew of Michigan; and by many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Patrick and Margaret met and fell in love while working on cruise ships together.  Patrick was an avid reader, writer and poet.  He loved the ocean, scuba diving and people.  Patrick worked at Starwood Hotels and previously at Van Pelt’s.  Visitation will be held at Faith Church 345 Fairview Avenue, St. Thomas on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, a trust fund has been set up for Patrick’s family.  Arrangements entrusted to 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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SMITH: Donald Lee of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 15, 2013

Lee SmithSMITH, Donald “Lee” passed away November 13, 2013 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in his 86th year.  Lee was the beloved husband of Shirley (nee Parker) for 66 years.  He was a much-adored and gentle father to Ken (Velma) of St. Thomas, Jeannette of Vancouver, Terry (Julia) of Chatham, John (Joan) of Toronto, Jeff (Melanie) of Calton, and Donnalea (Don) Shearer of South Carolina.  He was also the proud and much-loved grandfather of Greg (Janice), Scott (Crystal) and Brent (Sheri), all of St. Thomas; Ben (fiancée Daisy) of Toronto, Josh (friend Andreea) of London, David (Katy) of Chatham, and Joel (friend Ashley) of London;  Matthew (Liisa) of Toronto and Laura (fiancée Trevor) of Waterloo; Ashlee (Craig Hooghiem) of Aylmer, and Kristin of Calton; Michelle Middleton of South Carolina.  He dearly loved his great-grandchildren Jayce, Janessa, Alyssa, Andres, Haylee and Lauren.  Lee was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Herman Smith of Sparta, and sister Shirley (late Alfred Robertson).  He remains the cherished brother of Marion (Craig Otto) of Guelph, Robert (late Marilyn) of Cambridge, Barbara (Robert Cox) of St. Thomas, and Arthur (Vonna) of Waterloo.  Lee was also the kind uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  He retired after many years at United Technologies.  He was a longtime active member of the United Church of Canada and sat on a multitude of committees and boards locally, provincially and nationally.  He was past Grand Master of Masonic Lodge 302 and three-time President of the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, having achieved four Paul Harris Fellow awards.  His other contributions to the Rotary Club will be fondly remembered for a very long time.  Countless other lifelong contributions to family, church and community are just too numerous to mention here.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  The family wishes to thank all the wonderful hospital staff who cared for Lee, as well as Dr. Jones, his family physician.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 11:00am.  Private Interment in  Elmdale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers and in memory of Lee, donations may be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, or a charity of  your choice.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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KUCHMA: Stanley W. of Sault Ste. Marie, (formerly of Kenora) Ont.

Posted by on November 15, 2013

Kuchma Website PhotoKUCHMA - Stanley William of Sault Sainte Marie, and formerly Kenora, Ontario passed away suddenly at home on Friday, November 8, 2013 in his 68th year.  Stan “The Man” will be sadly missed by his children Laura Kuchma (Tim Teather), Robert Kuchma, Cheryl Million (Alex Ferrador), David (Robin) Kuchma.  Loving grandfather of Amy, Dana, Matt, Alyssa, Marlee and Taylar; great-grandfather of Jaesey-Rae. He will also be dearly missed by his many other family members and friends. Stan worked as a specialized operator at Tenaris Algoma Tube for many years.  Cremation has taken place, and there will be an informal Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in Delhi, Ont. (for details, please visit the funeral home site). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, Ontario (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DECOUTERE: Dale C. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Dale DeCoutereDECOUTERE – Dale Catherine of St. Thomas passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, at Victoria Hospital on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the age of 62.  Beloved sister of Nancy (Larry) Schoffro of Simcoe.  Dale will be missed by nephew Gary (Holley Bush) Schoffro of Simcoe; niece Terri (Joe) Cordeiro of Tillsonburg; great nieces and great nephews Gavin, Paige, Alex, Randi, and Cameron. Predeceased by her twin brother Donald (1967).  Dale worked as an RPN at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital for more than 30 years.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.  There will be a second visitation held on Sunday, November 17th at Ferris Funeral Home 214 Norfolk Street South in Simcoe from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm, with Parish prayers taking place at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia’s Church 17 Lynn Park Ave., Port Dover on Monday, November 18th  at 10:00am.  Cremation to follow with interment in Port Dover Cemetery at 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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DILLON: Maurice Vincent of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 12, 2013

Maurice DillonDILLON- Maurice V. Dillon passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 82.  Maurice is predeceased by his loving wife Eva Dillon (2005).  He is survived by his loving children Cyndi of Ottawa (Jeff McLellan), John (Joanne) Dillon of Virden, MB, Dianne O’Neill of Tecumseh, and Lorretta (Maurice) Dillon Robinette of St. Thomas; his grandchildren Tyler Dillon, Amber Dillon-More, Luke, Lexie, and Holly O’Neill; his great grandson Roman Dillon-More; by his sisters Madelyn Ryan, and Dorothy Dillon; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by two sisters Marie Kelly and Geraldine Duffy.  Maurice was born in Dublin, Ontario, son of the late Louis and Mary Dillon.  He worked most of his life as a General Insurance Broker at Sheridan-Dillon.  After his retirement, he began a second career working with Advanced Fire Protection.  Maurice also enjoyed volunteering his time on the Board of the V.O.N., as Past President of the St. Thomas Insurance Brokers Association, a long serving member of the Elgin Catholic School Board as well as director of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, Past Chairman of the St. Thomas Public Library Board, member of the Post-Polio Group, founder of the St. Thomas Prostate Cancer Support Group and was active with Prostate Cancer Canada.  He was also an honorary Life Member of the St. Thomas-Elgin Home Builders Association and honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Parish on Saturday at 10:00 am.  Interment in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dublin, Ontario.  If desired, donations to Holy Angels Restoration Fund would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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BARRETT: Mervin Henry of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 23, 2013

BarrettBARRETT- Mervin Henry Barrett passed away at home on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 69.  Merv is survived by his loving wife Janice Barrett (nee  Moore).  He will be sadly missed by his daughter Jennifer (Dan) Barrett-Hirashima of Guelph; his son Chad (Carrie) Barrett and their children Owen and Clementine of Acton; by his brother Brock (Janet) Barrett of St. Thomas; sisters-in-law Arlene (Cliff) Pellett of Perth and Valerie (Jim) Bugg of St. Thomas; his brother-in-law Sean Moore of Owen Sound; and by many nieces and nephews.  Merv was born in St. Thomas, the son of the late Merton and Phyllis Barrett.  He worked as the Nurse’s Manager at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  In his spare time, Merv acted as Secretary for Pets Friends For Life; he was an avid bowler and loved fishing.  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 Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  Visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment of ashes in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery on a later date.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends For Life would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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BERRY: Charles Hubert of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Charlie BerryBerry, Charlie

July 4th, 1923 – October 18th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Charlie in his 91st year.

Charlie was born and educated in Colonial India.  He then went to England and when war broke out he joined the Royal Air Force.  He was aged 17 at the time.  In 1955, he married Margaret Milner and they came to Canada the following year.  Charlie worked in the aircraft industry, employed mostly with Canadair in Montreal until his retirement in 1982.

An avid supporter of the O.S.P.C.A., he and Maggie shared their home with many a fortunate canine.  Charlie was a long time member of the Lions Club in Montreal, then VanKleek Hill and later St. Thomas.  A man of many interests and activities, Charlie enjoyed sharing the fruits of his talents, particularly cooking, baking and brewing.  He started line and square dancing in his early 80’s and continued until his 90th year.

Charlie was a man of energy, counsel, and kindness.  He will be greatly missed by Maggie, his family and many wonderful friends.

Cremation has taken place.  A Lion’s Club Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend the service.

If desired, donations to the O.S.P.C.A. or the Lions Foundation of Canada DogGuides, would be appreciated.

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

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