JURIC: Rosalia “Rosi” “Rose” (née Stocker), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 14, 2017

JURIC, Rosalia “Rosi” “Rose” (née Stocker), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2017.  Wife of the late Nevenko Juric Sr. (1989).  Mother of Ivan Juric of St. Thomas, Nevenko Juric Jr. of London, Carmen Juric (Ron Newland) of Calgary, AB,  and Dina Juric (Mike Neal) of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Dominique, Tiana, Sarah, Jessica, and Cassandra.  Sister of Maria Eder.  She was the daughter of the late Franz and Rosalia (née Schwarz) Stocker.  Rose formerly worked at Clevite, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Memorial donations to Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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JOOS: Jennie (née Zellmann), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 14, 2017

JOOS, Jennie (née Zellmann), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2017, in her 80th year.  Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years to the late Paul M. Joos (2009).  Dear mother of Debra Barrett (Steve) of St. Thomas, Stephen P. Joos (Michelle) of Georgian Bluffs, and Brian A. Joos (Corrinne Voogt) of St. Thomas.  Loved sister of Ina Newham (Calvin), Phillip Zellmann (Patricia), all of St. Thomas, late Barbera Tenhoeve, and the late Adam Zellmann.  Also survived by two sisters-in-law, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Barendrecht, The Netherlands on June 6, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Aart and Jozina (née Kanters) Zellmann.  Jennie came to Canada in 1952, and to St. Thomas in 1963.  She was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas, and the Catholic Women’s League.  Jennie was a retired employee of Essex Wire, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Wednesday evening, November 15th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Prayers at 8:30 p.m.). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Thursday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

JACOBS: Mrs. Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 10, 2017

JACOBS, Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Alick H. Jacobs (Nov. 6, 2001).  She is survived by several nieces and nephews in Ontario and British Columbia.  Phyllis was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Irene Wiley, and by brothers, Russell Rockey, Douglas Rockey, and (infant) Harold Rockey.  Born in Mount Salem, Ontario, April 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Ethel (née Holmes) Rockey.  Phyllis resided all of her life in St. Thomas and Aylmer area.  She was a retired payroll and accounting clerk.  Phyllis was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment in Aylmer Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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GOODHUE: Charles A., of R.R.7, Aylmer, Ontario

Posted by on November 4, 2017

GOODHUE, Charles A., of R.R.7, Aylmer, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.1, St. Thomas on Friday, November 3, 2017, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Jean (née Cooke) Goodhue (2015).  Dearly loved father of Kenneth Goodhue (Peggy) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, late Ralph J. Goodhue (2002) (Laurie of R.R.3, St. Thomas), and the late Joyce Goodhue (2013).  Brother of the late George Goodhue (late Hazel), late Helen Cummings (late Alf), late Harold Goodhue (Gladys of St. Thomas), late Marion Grant (late George), and the late Dorothy McCormick (Tom of Sarnia). Brother-in-law of the late Ray and Irene Watson.  Also lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Port Stanley, ON, November 9, 1923, he was the son of the late James and Mabel (née Scoyne) Goodhue.  Charles was a retired farmer.  He was an adherent of Yarmouth Centre United Church.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, November 7th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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MIZON: Joanne (née Hillman), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 2, 2017

MIZON, Joanne (née Hillman), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, October 30, 2017, in her 60th year. Beloved wife of Donald G. Mizon.  Dearly loved mother of Paul Mizon (Tammy) and Joe Mizon (Carrie), all of St. Thomas, Shawn Kokko (Shannon) of BC, and Tabatha Mizon (Tyler), of St. Thomas.  Loving daughter of Ronald Hillman and the late Ruth (née Axson) Hillman (2016).  Dear sister of Jacqueline Swindall (Steven), Judy Brown (Daniel), Jan Hillman, Robert Hillman (Mary-Ellen), and Raymond Hillman (Elaine).  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Joanne was born in St. Thomas, ON, July 25, 1958. She was a retired cook at the London-Middlesex Detention Centre.  Joanne was a former member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Joanne’s life at the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, 225 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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BOUFFARD: Phyllis (née Booker), of St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly of Montréal, Québec.

Posted by on November 2, 2017

BOUFFARD, Phyllis (née Booker), of St. Thomas, formerly of Montréal, QC, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in her 78th year.  Sister of Marie Hutchings of St. Thomas, Dorothy Brown of St. Thomas, Sandra Minor (Paul) of Sparta, and Ernest Booker of Pakenham.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Phyllis was predeceased by three sisters; Leatha Gowanlock, Ruth Roberts, and Josephine “Jo” Morris, by two brothers; Bill and David Booker (Doreen of Windsor), by five brother-in-laws; George Gowanlock, Charles Roberts, Vernon Hutchings, Stewart Brown, and Garry Morris, and by a sister-in-law, Wanda Booker.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late O. William “Bill” and Ella (née Lumley) Booker.  Phyllis was a former employee of Starwood Hotels, St. Thomas, following her retirement from the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she worked for 34 years.  She was a member of the former Sparta Baptist Church.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m.  Interment of her cremated remains will be made privately in Sparta Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Sjögren’s Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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LAING: Olive I. (née Henderson), of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Posted by on October 31, 2017

LAING, Olive I. (née Henderson), of London, formerly of St. Thomas and Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at the McCormick Home on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late G. Bailey Laing (October 25, 1994).  Loved mother of Shirley West and her husband Gary of London.  Olive is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was the last remaining member of her generation in our family, having been predeceased by three sisters, Alice Rae, Vera Hodgson, and Edna MacLeod, and by a brother, Stuart Henderson.  Born in Roland, Manitoba on October 4, 1918, she spent her childhood and early adult years in Morden, Manitoba and Winnipeg.  Although Olive moved to St. Thomas from Winnipeg in her late 20’s, she remained a Westerner at heart.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine (née Linn) Henderson.  Olive was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St.Thomas, and previously a member of the former Alma Street Presbyterian Church where she was an active volunteer for many years.  Olive was a voracious reader; she loved the classics and poetry, in particular.  She also enjoyed many sports, including a good game of badminton or golf with her family and friends.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, November 24th at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Olive’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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GIBSON: Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

GIBSON, Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), formerly of Wolfe St., St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Gibson (Nov. 14, 2013).  Dearly loved mother of Joanne Pearce (Jim) and Steven G. Gibson (Janet), and cherished grandmother of Melissa Kneeshaw (Dan), Jeff Pearce (Colleen), Laura Miedema (Matt), and Paul Gibson (Nicole), all of St. Thomas.  Proud great grandmother of Arlen and Jamie Kneeshaw, Abby and Alex Pearce, and Emily Miedema.  Dear sister of  Robert “Bob” Mann (Lola) of Fort Erie, Jim Mann (Alice) of Niagara Falls, Ted Mann of Kitchener, late Lois Detenbeck, and the late Shirley Walkom.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jo was born in Yarmouth Twp., Ontario on July 27, 1923.   She was the daughter of the late Louis Arthur Mann and the late Dorothy (née Elson) Mann.  Jo was a retired office manager at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon, October 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Central United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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NIKIC: Manda (née Tadijanovic), of St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 23, 2017

NIKIC, Manda (née Tadijanovic), of St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in her 67th year.  Beloved wife of the late Franjo “Frank” Nikic (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Pero “Peter” Nikic (Jeanne) of Ottawa, Jozo “Joe” Nikic of London, and Jela “Helen” Susnjar (Davor) of St. Thomas. Cherished Baka of Matthew, Marko, Katica, Kristian “Kiki”, and Antonia.  Dear sister of Ana Micanovic (late Ivo), Mara Matuzovic (late Ilija), both of Croatia, late Ruza Grgic (Marijan of Croatia), and the late Marko Tadijanovic (late Janja).  Also survived by nephew, Ilija Tadijanovic (Anica) of Brantford, and many nieces and nephews in Croatia.  Born in Boce, Croatia, August 25, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Petar and Janja (née Mikic) Tadijanovic.  Manda was a retired employee of United Technologies of Canada, St. Thomas. She was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, October 25th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 7:00 p.m.).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Thursday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery, St. Thomas.  If so desired, memorial donations to the church restoration fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

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HALES: Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 19, 2017

HALES, Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Earl Hales (1997).  Dearly loved mother of Anne Vair of Kitchener, and Lynn Plaquet (Randy) of Aylmer.  Cherished grandmother of Toria Vair of Toronto, and Gregg Vair of Kitchener.  She was the sister of the late Jean Fraser.  Irene is also fondly remembered by Jim Vair of London, as well as several nieces, nephews, and their families.  Born in Dutton, ON, August 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie (née McKillop) McCallum. Irene was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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RINTOUL: Mary (née Cook), of R.R.#1, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 16, 2017

RINTOUL, Mary (née Cook), of the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Rev. Elgin R. Rintoul (2011). Dearly loved mother of Margaret “Peggy” Rintoul (Neil Sinclair), Ruth Jenkins (Gord), and Jean Ward (Arnold). Cherished grandmother of Arthur (Diana), Andrew (Joana), and Heather (Albert) Sinclair, Maryanne (Paul), Scarlet (Victor) and Quinton Jenkins, and Elizabeth, Irene and Walter Ward. Loving great grandmother of Arizona and Lincoln. Dear sister of the late John Cook (1996) and the late Muriel Cook (1969). Born in London, ON, October 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Louisa “Lulu” (née Scott) Cook. Mary was a graduate of the University of Toronto and a retired teacher. She was a member of First United Church, St. Thomas. The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, October 18th at 1:00 p.m. Interment in South Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, October 17th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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HEISLER: Mrs. Mildred (née Cooke), of Fingal, Ontario

Posted by on October 3, 2017

HEISLER, Mildred (née Cooke), of Fingal, Ontario, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late Bernard J. “Pat” Heisler (May 16, 2017).  Mother of Byron Heisler of London, and Myrna Rose (Ron Tuba) of Texada Island, BC.  Grandmother of Jessica Heisler (Brad), Lindsey Heisler (Scott), and Curtis Heisler (Talon).  Great grandmother of Scarlett and Ava.  She was the sister of the late Margery Kenney, and the late Dorothy Trebbien.  Dear friend of Sue and Leighton Ellis, and Donna Virag.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, June 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Hattie (née Davidson) Cooke.  Mildred formerly worked in the cafeteria at K-Mart, Elgin Mall, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to all the nurses and staff at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for making Mildred’s passing so peaceful.

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WILKINSON: Dorothy I. “Babe”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 29, 2017

WILKINSON, Dorothy I. “Babe”, of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved sister of Ruth Adrian, William Wilkinson (Mary), and the late Robert Wilkinson (1985).  Loved aunt of Leslie Tanton (David Chalk), Karen Pomnikow (Paul), Bryan Wilkinson (Caroline), Ruthann O’Neil, Robin Wilkinson (Nancy), and Donna Parker (Michael).  Loving great aunt of Rebecca Vachon, Daniel and Natasha Pomnikow, Amy Wilkinson, Lisa Wilson (Josh), Tim O’Neil, Nicole Wall (Kevin), Matthew Wilkinson (Kristy), Eric Johnson, and the late Bill Tanton. Cherished great great aunt of Paisley, Harlee, Ewan, Fayth, Tionna, Taya, Milan, Alexis, Mekhi, Ava, Jordan, Matty, and the late Kaelin.  Dorothy was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (née Reaume) Wilkinson. She was a retired secretary.  Dorothy was a proud volunteer for 25 years with the Caring Cupboard, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Cemetery, 67 West Avenue on Thursday, October 5th at 3:15 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, World Vision or the Caring Cupboard will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

EWART: Robert J. “Bob”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 28, 2017

EWART, Robert J. “Bob”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at LHSC, University Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2017, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband for over 62 years to the late Barbara (née Towers) Ewart (Feb. 28, 2017).  Dearly loved father of Brian Ewart (Sue) of London, and Jim Ewart (Joanne) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Tyler Ewart (Crystal), Cory Ewart, all of London, and Kyle Ewart (Meghan) of St. Thomas.  Bob was proud of his 5 great grandchildren, Jassy, Raivyn, Tyson, Londyn, and Victoria.  Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Lloyd Campbell, Donna Ewart, and Ken and Lois Towers, all of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews and their families, as well as his friends at the Wellington Street apartments.  Bob was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by sisters, Nickie “Bunty” Jordan and Maryjane “Mary” Campbell, and by a brother, John Ewart.  Born in Yarmouth Twp., ON, January 5, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maryjane “Molly” (née Mein) Ewart.  Bob was a retired assistant materials manager at Eaton Yale, St. Thomas.  He enjoyed golfing, and was a former member of the Aylmer Curling Club.  A public memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, October 2nd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, October 1st from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the memorial service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Aylmer Curling Club or the Kidney Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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FINNEY: Frances “Fran” (née Blakely), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 11, 2017

FINNEY, Frances “Fran” (née Blakely), of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Clarence A. Finney (1998).  Dearly loved mother of Carol Gorman (Kevin) of Shedden, Sharon Tully-Will (Bob) of Union, and Larry Finney (Jacki) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Matthew Gorman (Colleen), Ashley Gorman, Jennifer Tully Dolan (Jason), Daynna Smith (Wayne), Valerie Everatt (Aaron), and Darcy Cini (Josh).  Also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Fran was the sister of the late Margaret Moore and the late Kenneth C. Blakely, and a dear friend of the late Bill O’Brien.  Born in Harriston, ON, January 15, 1927, she had resided in St. Thomas since 1939.  She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary (née Cumming) Blakely.  Fran was a retired Canadian National Railway engineering clerk.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Wo-He-Lo Group.  Cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, September 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A public memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m.  Fran’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

WILCOX: Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 8, 2017

WILCOX, Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Monday, September 4, 2017, in his 96th year.  Beloved and devoted husband for 71 years to the late Helen (née Begg) Wilcox (July 5, 2017).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandfather of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  Born in Yarmouth Township, ON, June 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Clair and Ida (née Hamilton) Wilcox.  Bob was a retired Yarmouth Township farmer.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club where he won numerous championships and scored the elusive “eight ender.”  Bob was an avid golfer at the Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club where he played constantly with a wonderful group of friends and family until his 90th birthday.  He and Helen travelled extensively in their retirement to all parts of the world.  Bob was a wonderful and keen bridge player well into his 90’s. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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COX: R. Eileen (née Satchell), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 6, 2017

COX, R. Eileen (née Satchell), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late Donald B. Cox.  Mother of Lauren Musson (Harold) of Whitby.  Sister of John “Jack” Satchell (Noreena) of St. Thomas, Doris Pal of London, late Kenneth Satchell, late Jean Gordon, and the late Marilyn Whisken.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, October 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Gwendoline (née Jones) Satchell. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

CARRIE: Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 5, 2017

CARRIE, Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife for over 54 years to James R. “Jamie” Carrie.  Dearly loved mother of Scott Carrie (Jennifer), Greg Carrie (Marilyn), Pam Deven (Chris), all of St. Thomas, and Jeff Carrie (Ai Inoue) of Vancouver, BC.  Loving grandmother of Spencer, Charlotte, and Talbot Carrie, Matthew and Emily Deven, and step-grandmother of Adam Kotanko, all of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Dr. Paul Thomas (Fran) of Kelowna, BC, and David Thomas (Janet) of Ottawa.  Dear sister-in-law of Isabel Curtis (late Stan) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, John and Verity Carrie of Muskoka, late Dr. Alan Carrie and the late Jean Carrie.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, October 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (née MacFarlane) Thomas.  Donna graduated from the Wellesley School of Nursing, Toronto and the University of Western Ontario Diploma in Public Health Nursing Program.  She worked as a research assistant at the U.W.O. Medical School.  In 1983, after completing a refresher program at Fanshawe College, she returned to nursing at Resthaven Nursing Home, St. Thomas and the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, and finished her career as a case manager with the St. Thomas Elgin C.C.A.C.  Donna was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women and the Women’s Missionary Society for many years.  She was a former YWCA board member, a member of the former Tonti Chapter I.O.D.E., and a former member of the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin.  She also served on the first board of directors of the Serenity House Hospice.  In recent years, Donna coordinated a sewing group for Faith’s Orphan Fund which made clothing and knitted goods for Zambia Orphans of AIDS.  In August of 2010, she was particularly gratified to be part of the PAN Missions Canada team that travelled to Nicaragua.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, September 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Donna’s cremated remains will be buried privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church, or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (re: Palliative Care at Parkwood Institute) will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical and nursing teams at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Parkwood Institute, as well as Dr. Brian Dingle at the London Regional Cancer Program for the wonderful care provided to Donna.

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SMITH: Marion Henrietta (née Taylor), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 28, 2017

SMITH, Marion Henrietta (née Taylor), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for 55 years to the late John James “Jack” Smith (Aug. 3, 2012).  Dearly loved mother of Doreen John (Michael), and Jackie Smith, all of St. Thomas.  Step-mother of the late Bruce Smith (2007).  Special grandmother to Ryan John (Susie), Joe Smith, Sarah Waite (Cameron), Ashley Buczkowski (Andrew), Mallory Stacey (Robert), Bradley Smith, and Christine Dimitruk.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren, several sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Marion was born in Tilbury, ON, February 27, 1933, the youngest daughter of the late Mary Jane (née Green) and Wilbert Clarence Taylor.  She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by many sisters and brothers.  During her life, she lived and worked in Tilbury, Chatham, Toronto, and St. Thomas where she retired from Bathurst Containers.  A private family graveside service was held at Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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HLATKI: Michal J. “Mike”, of St. Thomas, formerly of Fingal, Ontario

Posted by on August 24, 2017

HLATKI, Michal J. “Mike”, of St. Thomas, formerly of Fingal, age 70, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  Husband of Joyce (née Bedding), and father of Elaine, Rob (Del), Peter, Kevin, and Jennifer (Jeff).  Grandfather of Damian, Shannon, Lacey, Robbie, Brooke, Nicholas, Mataya, Ava, Colin, and Baby Ryan.  Also survived by four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Born in Mitchell, ON, July 18, 1947, he was the son of the late Andi and Jane (née Stewart) Hlatki.  Mike was a retired custodian with the Thames Valley District School Board.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation.  A private family gathering will be held.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the St. Thomas & District Right to Life will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

GRAHAM: Donald F., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017

GRAHAM, Donald F., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband for 63 years to Betty (née Kimbel) Graham.  Dearly loved father of Kim Graham (Sherry) of Port Stanley, Mary Evans (Robert) of Truro, NS, and Susan Graham (Andrew Woodburn) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Greg Graham (Tiffany) of Union, Jenny Lee Graham of Port Stanley, Macy Evans of Truro, NS, Alexander Woodburn, and Angelina Woodburn, both of London.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Kellan and Ellis Graham.  Born in Exeter, ON, February 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald Alexander Graham and the late Lucinda May “Leta” (née Totten) Graham.  Don began his long-time railroad career in 1943, retiring in 1988 as a freight sales manager with Conrail.  He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Don was a long-standing volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  He was a member of St. Thomas Talbot Lodge #44, A.F. & A.M., Worshipful Master of Talbot Lodge #546, A.F. & A.M. in 1959, District Deputy Grand Master, St. Thomas District in 1974, a member of the Hi-Ro Shrine Club and Hillbilly Clan #59.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation or Centre Street Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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FORD: Mrs. M. Ilene (née Stafford), of Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 11, 2017

FORD, Mrs. M. Ilene (née Stafford), of Bobier Villa, Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife and lifelong companion of the late Jack A. Ford (1999).  Loving mother of Donna Butcher (Robert), and Janice Hurst (Brad).  Cherished grandmother of Andrew Butcher, Amy Hurst, Beth Vandendriessche (Jon), and Nathan Hurst (Natalie).  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Joplynn and Taylor Hurst, and Emmitt Vandendriessche.  Dear sister of the late Iola Curran.  Dear aunt of David Curran, and Steve Curran (Claudette) and their son Shane.  Also survived by several other nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, July 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Elwin and Neta (née Watterworth) Stafford.  Ilene was a retired legal secretary.  During the Second World War, she worked at the No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation.  A private memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160), followed by the interment of her cremated remains  in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the County of Elgin re: Bobier Villa Recreation Dept. or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

TANNER: Robert D., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 1, 2017

TANNER, Robert D., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in his 67th year.  Dear brother of the late Glenda A. Tanner (Feb. 17, 2017).  Robert is survived by many cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, Mar. 5, 1951, he was the son of the late Glenn and Gladys (née Hollingshead) Tanner.  Robert formerly worked as a surveyor for Alberta Land Surveyors and Ontario Land Surveyors, taught legal land surveying at Fanshawe College, London, and was employed part-time at Wallace Home Hardware, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Robert’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 31, 2017

MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

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