PRANCE: Ronald J. N. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 5, 2018

PRANCE, Ronald J. N. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of the late Luanne (née Price) Prance (2015).  Dearly loved father of Sandra Prance (Dale Thomson) of Surrey, BC, Steven Prance (Jennifer) of St. Thomas, and Kristine Cunningham (Jeff Parker) of Iona Station.  Cherished grandfather of Brad (Sharan), Jacob, Zack, Nick, Cody, Dawson, and Tanner.  Dear brother of Hazel Sims (Mark) of St. Thomas, and the late John Prance (Judy of St. Thomas). Also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his best friend, Frank Davey (Judy).  Born in London, ON, December 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Norman and Margaret (née Jackson) Prance.  Ron was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  He was an active long-time member of Central United Church, St. Thomas. A member of the A.V.S.S. Alumni, Ron was active on the 90th Anniversary Reunion Committee.  He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends.  Ron took great satisfaction in helping others.  In keeping with his 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 evening, March 8th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, March 9th  at 11:00 a.m.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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HILL: Thomas Harry, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 19, 2018

HILL, Thomas Harry, of St. Thomas, passed away at home on Friday, February 16, 2018, in his 21st year.  Thomas was born on December 1, 1997 in London, ON.  He was an incredible person with an amazing sense of humour: wise beyond his years; a sensitive and inclusive leader; a gifted musician; and a trusted friend. He will be greatly missed. We are comforted to know that Thomas is with Jesus, whom he loved so much. He was the beloved son of Jonathan Hill and Cheryl (née Miller) Hill, and the amazing brother of Olivia and James.  Loved grandson of Grace Hill and the late Alvin Hill, and Margaret Miller and the late Stanley Miller.  Thomas is also deeply loved and remembered by aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, February 22nd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Thomas’ life will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  Flowers respectfully declined.  In keeping with Thomas’ love and passion for children and youth camps, memorial donations to Wesley Acres Inc. re: Harbour Ridge, or Echo Lake Camp, or Willow Springs Camp will be gratefully acknowledged.

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TURNER: A. Thomas “Tom”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 13, 2018

TURNER, A. Thomas “Tom”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, February 9, 2018, in his 81st year.  Husband for 57 years to the late Mary P. (née Lumley) Turner (2015).  Father of Tina Turner of London, Margaret Turner (Remo Ferrara) of St. Thomas, Sam Turner of West Lorne, Patty Waite (Gary) of London, Tom Turner of St. Thomas, and Mary Ann Turner-Pease (Toby) of Englehart.  Brother of the late Margaret “Peggy” Fenn.  Tom is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (née Liger) Turner.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation.  A private family celebration of Tom’s life will be held.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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JONES: Kenneth M. “Ken”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 31, 2018

JONES, Kenneth M. “Ken”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, January 29, 2018, in his 89th year.  Husband of Teddi (née Galloway) Jones.  Father of Debbie (Ivor) of England, Penny and Elaine, both of St. Thomas, and Sarah of Toronto.  Grandfather of Pete, Kate, Luke, Briar and Jackson.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Ken was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by sisters, Clara Ashmore and Margaret Williams, and by brothers Robert and Ronald Jones.  Born in St. Thomas, April 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Florence “Flossie” (née Dewar) Jones.  A retired teacher, Ken taught at both elementary and high schools in St. Thomas and Oshawa.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Interment of Ken’s cremated remains will be made privately in Fingal 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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PATRIQUIN: Mrs. Doris (née Larson), of St. Marys, Ontario, formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 29, 2018

PATRIQUIN, Mrs. Doris (née Larson), of St. Marys, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Kingsway Lodge on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of Keith D. Patriquin.  Dearly loved mother of Correne Dubois (Michael) of St. Marys, Kenneth Johnson (Tracy) of Nanaimo, BC, Leslie Naritelli (Larry) of Carlsbad, CA, Karen Pashko (Phil) of Tarzana, CA, and Vicki Fox (Jim) of Orange, CA.  Also fondly remembered by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The last surviving member of her own immediate family, Doris was predeceased by three sisters, Effie Dunlop, Grace Olofson, and Joyce Kaplar, and by three brothers, Clifton, Donald, and Eldon Larson.  Born in Kinistino, SK, December 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Delia (née Breimon) Larson.  Doris came to St. Thomas from Kinistino, SK in the late 1950’s, and to St. Marys, ON four years ago.  She was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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ROSS: John D., of St. Thomas, formerly of RR1, Southwold, Ontario

Posted by on January 28, 2018

ROSS, John D., of St. Thomas, formerly of RR1, Southwold, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in his 68th year.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, December 30, 1950, John embodied his beliefs by working the land sustainably as an organic farmer while pursuing a life-long love of learning. Dear son of Velma “Val” (née Newman) Ross of St. Thomas, and the late D. A. “Arn” Ross (1991).  Beloved father of Katarina “Katie” England Ross (Joseph Meuwissen) of London, and Vanessa England Ross (Justin Cassels Lionson) of Oakville.  Dear brother of Dan Ross (Martha) of Port Stanley, and Roy Ross of St. Thomas.  John is also fondly remembered by several aunts, nieces, and cousins.  Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation.  A private service for the immediate family will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged. 

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LEESON: Donald R. B. “Donnie”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 15, 2018

LEESON, Donald R. B. “Donnie”, of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, University Hospital on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in his 63rd year. Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 12, 1955, he was the son of Theresa “Terry” (née Roloson) and the late Donald B. Leeson (2003). Father of Bradley Leeson, and brother of Roberta Knott (Gary), Richard W. “Rick” Leeson (Cathy), and the late Linda Knott (1987). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donnie was the partner of the late Rita Hansen (2006). He was a former employee of Woolley Maintenance Service, St. Thomas. Donnie enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and playing darts. He loved his kitty, Blue Eyes. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment of his cremated remains will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation re: London Regional Cancer Program will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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CHARBY: Darlene, of RR3, Shedden, Ontario (Frome)

Posted by on January 8, 2018

CHARBY, Darlene, of RR3, Shedden (Frome), passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in her 55th year.  Partner of Gerald “Jed” Rycroft.  Daughter of Vera Charby and the late John Davis (1987).  Mother of Kimberlee Palmer (Mike Leroux), and Crystal Palmer (Darcy MacLeod), and grandmother of Hayley Palmer, Mikayla Leroux, Dallas MacLeod, and Kane MacLeod.  Sister of Kathleen “Kay” Campbell (Andrew), Donald “Joe” Gauvin (Joan Duclos), Danny Gauvin, and Benny Gauvin (Peggy Pettigrew).  Also remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Darlene was born in Magog, Québec on August 27, 1963.  She formerly worked as a hostess at Tim Hortons, 995 Talbot St., St. Thomas.  Cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Darlene’s life will be held at the Southwold Keystone Complex, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden on Friday, January 12th at 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.  Relatives and friends will be received prior to the service from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined. Memorial donations to Pets/Friends for Life 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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MARTIN: Isabel (née Futcher), of RR1, St. Thomas, formerly of RR8, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2017

MARTIN, Isabel (née Futcher), formerly of RR8, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, the Elgin Manor, RR1, St. Thomas, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, in her 94th year.  Wife of the late Julien G. “Jud” Martin (2002).  Sister of Robin Jeffrey (late Roy) of Belleville, Allison H. “Al” Futcher (late Kate) of RR1, St. Thomas, and the late John E. “Johnny” Futcher (late Mary).  Isabel is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, September 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late J.R. “Bob” Futcher and the late Dorothy (née Horton) Futcher.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Private interment was made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  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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LOVELOCK: Verna (née Purvis), of Aylmer, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 27, 2017

LOVELOCK, Verna (née Purvis), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Friday, December 22, 2017, her 96th birthday.  Wife of the late Carl V. Lovelock (1989).  Mother of Paul Lovelock (Nancy) of St. Thomas, Rick Lovelock (Suzanne) of RR1, Port Stanley, and Mary McCoubrey of St. Thomas.  Also survived by sister-in-law, Carol McGugan of Point Edward, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Verna was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Jean Crabe, and by brothers, Jack, Bill, and Murray Purvis, Donald, and Jim McGugan.  Born in Blenheim, ON, December 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Verne Purvis and the late Alma (née Embury) Purvis McGugan.  Verna was formerly employed at the Alma College, St. Thomas.  She was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  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 Saturday afternoon, December 30th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Memorial donations to The Lung Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, St. Thomas

CAMPBELL: Isabel, of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on December 22, 2017

CAMPBELL, Isabel, of Shedden, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in her 81st year.  Dear sister of James “Jim” Campbell (Gillian) of London.  Loved aunt of Adrian Campbell of Shedden, Mary Anne Campbell of Toronto, Andrew Campbell (Melissa), and Jocelyn Campbell, all of Summerland, BC, and great aunt of Ainsley and Addison Campbell of Summerland, BC, and Adrian Campbell of London.  Also fondly remembered by a number of cousins and friends. Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Neil L. and Mary (née Galbraith) Campbell.  Isabel was a graduate of the London Normal School and the University of Western Ontario. An elementary school teacher, she taught her entire career in St. Thomas with the Elgin County Board of Education. Isabel started her career in 1958, and taught Home Economics at Elgin Court Public School from 1967 until her retirement in 1994. She was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where she was a member and former secretary of the Knox Presbyterian Women, and a former member and secretary of the Board of Managers. Isabel was also a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women- St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, December 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Isabel’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery at a later date.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Knox Presbyterian Church Rodney Outreach Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

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WHITMAN: David, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 21, 2017

WHITMAN, David, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in his 70th year. Husband for over 45 years to Susan (née Sagriff) Whitman.  Father of Becky Hill (Jeff), and Tammy Whitman, and grandfather of Dylan, Ashley, Amy, Holly, Cooper, Ethan, and Avery.  Brother of Debby Cummings (Brian), Mary Whitman, Bill Whitman (Lori), Roger Whitman (Mariane), and Dwight Whitman (Miki).  Also remembered by in-laws, Jerry and Brenda Sagriff, three step-sisters, several nieces and nephews and their families, and by his best buddy, his dog Jake.  David was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia on October 6, 1948.  He was the son of the late Audrey (née Goldsmith) Reynolds and the late Rufus Whitman (late Bertha).  David was a retired employee of Presstran Industries, and a former long-time employee of Hayes-Dana, St. Thomas.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and served on the St. Anne’s Festival Board for many years.  David was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Friday, December 22nd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 23rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Childcan or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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KLOOSTRA: (Infant) Katie Lynne

Posted by on December 14, 2017

KLOOSTRA, (Infant) Katie Lynne, at LHSC, Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Precious daughter of Rebecca “Becky” Futcher and Gerald “Gerry” Kloostra of St. Thomas. Katie will also be remembered by her grandparents, Jay and Lorrie Futcher of Middlemarch, Evelynne Kloostra of London, and Thys and Marlene Kloostra of Port Rowan; great grandparents, Doug and Hilda Jones of R.R.1, Port Stanley, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A private service was held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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GOODING: Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

GOODING, Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Friday, December 1, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph M. “Dick” Gooding (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Eva Hurst (Al), and Ralph Gooding (Manda), all of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Becky (Allan), Katie (Jordan), Andy (Kate), Lisa (Scott), Eva (David), and Brian (Tiffany).  Great grandmother of Fiona, Brooke, Blake, Olivia, Luke, Jackson, Liam, Nora, and Sophia.  Sister of Marion Whittaker (late Ken) of New Brunswick, David Jackson (late Evelyn) of Sarnia, Chris Jackson, Jan Wotypka (late Mike), Tom Jackson (Linda), all of St. Thomas, late John Jackson (Bertha of New Brunswick), and the late Beatrice Ferris (late George).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in McDonald’s Point, New Brunswick, January 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (née White) Jackson.  Jean came to the St. Thomas area from New Brunswick in 1961.  For a number of years, she assisted her husband on the farm at R.R.8, St. Thomas.  Jean was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the PWA.  She was also a member of the Yarmouth Glen Women’s Institute, and a former longtime volunteer at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line, Central Elgin (corner of Ferguson Line and Yarmouth Centre Road) on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. James Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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VALE: Richard R., of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

VALE, Richard R., of St. Thomas, following a courageous battle, passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 43. Beloved son of Gloria Vale of St. Thomas and the late Daniel Vale.  Cherished father of Hunter and Colton Vale, and their mother Brenda Ann Vale, all of St. Thomas.  Loving brother of Michael Vale (Donna) of Whitby, and Jessica Vale of St. Thomas.  Dear uncle of Nicole and Emily Vale of Whitby.  Also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Richard was born in Scarborough, ON, August 13, 1974. He was an employee of Motion Specialties, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas on Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  By request of the family, please attend dressed in your favourite sports apparel.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If you so desire, donations to a Trust Fund for his sons Hunter and Colton would be appreciated by the family and can be made at the Libro Credit Union, St. Thomas. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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RIEGER: Blake A., of R.R.1, Port Stanley, Ontario.

Posted by on November 30, 2017

RIEGER, Blake A., of R.R.1, Port Stanley, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in his 75th year.  Beloved husband of Carol (née Stinson) Rieger.  Dearly loved father of Brian Rieger (Tammy), and Craig Rieger (Marieke), all of Shedden.  Cherished grandfather of Jeff, Josh and Brad Rieger.  Dear brother of Ross Rieger (Carole), Ray Rieger (Linda), all of R.R.1, Port Stanley, and Sally Butcher (Michael) of London.  Also survived by many in-laws, several aunts and uncles, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Leamington, ON, April 8, 1943, he was the son of the late Carl and Edna (née White) Rieger.  Blake farmed and also formerly worked at Essex Wire/United Technologies, St. Thomas and Tecumseh Products, Aylmer.  A private family funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Interment in Hunter Cemetery, Southwold Twp.  Memorial donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged.

 

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BARNUM: Judith “Judy” (née Alexander), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 29, 2017

BARNUM, Judith “Judy” (née Alexander), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife of Stewart A. Barnum.  Dearly loved mother of Vicki-Lynn Keil (Tim) of Listowel, and Jamie Barnum (Kellie) of Parkhill.  Cherished grandmother of Josh Keil (Lainie Dietz), and Nathan Keil.  Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Patricia and Frank Hough of Union, and their family.  Judy was born on April 17, 1940 in St. Thomas, ON.  She was the daughter of the late Donald W. Alexander and the late Mildred (née Roberts) White.  Judy was a retired employee of Southwestern Tax Service, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, December 1st from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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VOGAN: Mrs. Margaret S. (née Van Horne) (Austin) of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 28, 2017

VOGAN, Mrs. Margaret S. (née Van Horne) (Austin), of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in her 101st year.  Beloved wife of the late Frederick W. Austin (1952) and the late Grenville H. Vogan (1995) (retired principal of Elmdale Public School, St. Thomas).  She is survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Special loving friends, John and Gail Irvine of Cambridge will especially miss Margaret, as will Pat Mellor and family of St. Thomas.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 14, 1917, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Edith (née Allan) Van Horne, and the sister of the late Jean F. Van Horne, late Melvin J. Van Horne (late Pearl), and the late Clive H. Van Horne (late Eleanor).  A graduate of the London Normal School, Margaret taught for 35 years at rural schools in Elgin County, and at Elmdale and Wellington in St. Thomas, retiring from New Sarum in 1973.  Margaret and her husband Gren enjoyed many years of travel to the English Isles, Western Europe and throughout North America.  She was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where she was a valued member of the choir for over 80 years, serving in a variety of administration positions.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Union Cemetery.  Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon, November 30th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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COX: Mrs. Norma (née Canning), of St. Thomas, formerly of Frome, Ontario

Posted by on November 22, 2017

COX, Norma (née Canning), of St. Thomas, formerly of Frome, passed away at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in her 94th year.  Wife of the late Ron Cox (1992).  Mother of Jim Cox (Jane) of Frome, and the late Ted Cox (1965).  Grandmother of the late Christopher E. “Chris” Cox (2014).  Sister of Norman Canning (Gerry) of St. Thomas, and the late Gertrude Canning (1995).  Also remembered by in-laws, Hilliard and Marion Willson of St. Thomas, and Patricia Scott of London, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Flossie (née Grogan) Canning.  Norma was an elementary school teacher for 35 years, retiring in 1979.  She was a member of Frome United Church and the U.C.W., the Retired Teachers of Ontario- Elgin District, and the former Tonti Chapter, IODE, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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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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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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