CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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CORO, Virgilio: of Woodstock

Posted by on July 2, 2016

CORO, Virgilio – Passed away, surrounded by his family at VON Sakura House on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Dora Coro (nee Arena) for 48 years.  Loving father of John Coro (Belinda) of Toronto, Angela Brawn (Greg) of London and Anna Coro of Toronto.  Proud grandfather of Gloria, Sophia, Ethan, Asher & Max.  He will be sadly missed by his siblings Giorgio Corro (Antonietta) of La Salle, Antonietta Convento (Nerino) and Maria Rizzo (Adelino) of Italy.  Virgilio will be fondly remembered by Dora’s siblings Peter Arena (Lucy) of St. Thomas, Joseph Arena (Cindy) of Woodstock, Leo Arena (Teresa) of London and Carlo Arena (Daniella) of London.  He is survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Enrico and Anna Angela Coro (nee Brugnoli).  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A memorial mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1pm with Father Rick Dales. If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House, Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford or Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at http://smithleroy.com

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SEARLES: Gordon E. of Woodstock

Posted by on May 9, 2016

SEARLES – Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Monday, May 9, 2016, Gordon Edwin Searles of Woodstock at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Mary Searles (Phelps).  Dear father of Deborah Gehring (Lynn) of Otterville, Margaret Hutchison (Bradley) of Woodstock and Janet Veale (Scott) of Mt. Bridges.  Proud and loving grandfather and great grandfather of Stacey,Chris and Mason; Matt, Kristin and Makenah; Brian and Tabatha; Adam and Joanne; Nicole, Justin, Brooklyn and Alec and Dana and Mike.  Missed by his brothers Reg Searles (Peg) and Bob Searles (Brenda).  Fondly remembered by his special nephews Wayne and Warren as well as his extended family and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Elizabeth (nee Hilliker) Searles, brothers Jack Searles (Pansy), Bill Searles (Marion), sisters Ellen Haylock (Wray), Beatrice Haylock (Lorne) and Gertrude Turner (Norman).  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1 pm with Rev. Ludwing  Perea Melendez.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Anglican Cemetery columbarium.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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HEPBURN: William “Bill” of Woodstock

Posted by on March 26, 2016

HEPBURN, William “Bill” – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Erna Hepburn (nee Moller).  Loving father of Stephen Hepburn (Kristine) of Woodstock and Corinne Kukor (Bruce) of Kitchener.  Beloved grandfather of Luke Hepburn, Andrew and Sarah Kukor.  Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Verna Hepburn, Erna’s family in Denmark and Australia as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Percy Hepburn and the former Alma Wright as well as his brother Robert Hepburn and sisters Audrey Armour and Ilene Cameron.  The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7-9 pm and again an hour prior to the service.    A complete funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday at 2:30 pm with Rev. Jane Van Patter of St. David’s United Church. A spring interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, St Mary’s, ON at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to St. David’s United Church, Woodstock or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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PALMER: Mary “Dianne” of Woodstock

Posted by on March 26, 2016

PalmerwebPalmer (nee Korby), Mary “Dianne” – Died peacefully at home with her adoring husband, Ted, by her side on Monday, March 21, 2016 in her 73rd year.  Esteemed wife of Edward (Ted) Palmer.  Loving mother of Grant (Anita) of Winnipeg, Tanya (Wade) of Stratford and Christopher (Amanda) of London.  Much loved grandmother of Mike, Tom, Michelle, Jacob, Noah, Rebekkah, Bradley, Shannon and Nathanael. Also survived by Ted’s siblings Patrick, Lynda and Karen and their spouses as well as several nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.  Predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Lily Korby,  brother John, step-grandson Thom Welch and nephew Steven Korby.   Dianne served as a Salvation Army Corps Officer in Toronto and St. Thomas, worked as a Homemaker supervisor for the St. Thomas Red Cross and as the Branches Supervisor for the Elgin County Library system.  Dianne co-authored the book, Full-Time Families. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor and her Master of Library Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.  She was a member and past-president the Probus Club of Woodstock-Oxford.  We are grateful for the compassionate care Dianne received over the past several months from the Saint Elizabeth nurses and from Dr. Karen Fryer.  You made a difficult time more bearable. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  A Celebration of Dianne’s life will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 9 Douro St. (at Waterloo), Stratford.  The Reverend Robert Doerr, Officiant, and the Reverend Daniel Bowyer, Celebrant. Private interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.  Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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ROACH: William “Willie” of Woodstock

Posted by on February 29, 2016

RoachwebROACH, William “Willie” – Passed away peacefully at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Madeleine Roach (nee Leblanc) (September 8, 2011).  Dear father of  Cliff Roach (Barb) of Woodstock, Claudie Roach (Susan)  of Woodstock, Diane Purchase of Tavistock, Precilla Hoelke (Ron) of Victoria, BC, Ronnie Roach (Calista) of Cape Breton, Claudette Todd (Peter) of Woodstock, Ricky Roach of Woodstock, Marilyn Burson of Woodstock and the late Roger Roach (Sally) of Cape Breton.  Loving remembered by his 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his parents Emilien and Esther Roach, his siblings and a daughter-in-law Mary Roach.  Willie was a lifelong barber and founder of Willie’s Barbershop, which is still serving the community of Woodstock. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, March 3, 2016  from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m.   A funeral mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, March 4, 2016  at 11 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock will take place at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.  The family  wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at PeopleCare in Tavistock for the wonderful care that Willie received.

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OLDHAM: May of Mississauga

Posted by on January 25, 2016

OLDHAM, May –Passed away at Trillium Health Partners-Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga on Saturday, January 23, 2016, Eunice “May” Oldham at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late James Oldham (1994).  Dear mother of Sandra Jolly (Ray), Michael Oldham (Denise), Roy Oldham (Peggy) and Elaine O’Neil (Sean).  Loving  grandmother of Karl, Delphine, late Kristian, Yvonne & Anita; Jennifer, Andrew & Christopher; Dylan & Carly. Remembered by her 16 great grandchildren.   She is predeceased by her mother Annie Shakeshaft.   Friends will be received at The Salvation Army Community Church, 769 Juliana Drive, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 for a visitation from 1- 1:45 pm.  Service will follow at 2 pm with Colonel Robert Redhead.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodstock.  If desired, memorial donations to The Salvation Army Community Church, Woodstock would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Maginnis Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 24, 2016

MAGINNIS ARTHUR JUDSON

peacefully, at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Art was in his 86th year. Loving husband of Evelyn (nee Acres) for 61 years. Beloved father of Wendy Scott (Ken) of Woodstock, Theresa Smith (Greg) of Brantford, Stephen Maginnis (Cathy) of Oakville, and David Maginnis (Alana) of Princeton. Will be sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Doug (Betty), Olive Spittal, Leonard, John (Helen), Gwen Pittock (Ted), Nora Lewis, and Jean Acres (Jim). Predeceased by Reg, Helen, Muriel and Marg.  Respecting Art’s wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Art’s life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations to VON Sakura House would be appreciated by the family. SMITH-LEROY 519 537 3611 online condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

 

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PATENAUDE: Evelyn F. of Innerkip

Posted by on December 2, 2015

PATENAUDE, Evelyn –Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Evelyn Florence Patenaude (nee Japp) of Innerkip at the age of 73. Dear mother of Elaine Patterson (Mark) of Australia, Sandy Sutton (Ken) of Orillia and John Patenaude of Innerkip.  Grandmother of R.J. and Jack Patterson;  Emily and Alexandra Sutton.  Survived by her sisters  Mary Anne Wilson (late Basil) and Ruth Pickard (Norm) and sister in law Bonnie Japp.  Predeceased by her parents  James Japp and the former Florence Johnston and her brother Stewart Japp.    Friends are invited to a memorial service at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11 am.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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LEWIS: Jean M. of Woodstock

Posted by on October 20, 2015

LEWIS, Jean – Passed away at University Hospital, London on Monday, October 19, 2015, Jean Marion Lewis (nee Dixon) of Woodstock at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Edward Lewis.  Loving mother of Joanna Bedggood (Steve) of Ingersoll and Tim Lewis (Joanna) of Kitchener.  Dear Nanny of Emily, James, Lewis and Johnathan Bedggood; Peter and Thomas Lewis.  Lovingly remembered by her sister Maureen Kuske of Waterloo.  Predeceased by her parents Leslie and Queenie Dixon (nee Collis).  The family would like  invite their friends and family to a funeral service at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2 pm with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry.  A reception will follow in the reception room.  As per Jean’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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HAYCOCK: James H “Jim” of Woodstock

Posted by on October 6, 2015

HAYCOCK, James “Jim”- Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Roxanne Haycock (nee Brown) (2012). Dear father of Linda Bates (Phillip) of Quebec City, Debra Tarksis (Ed) of Edmonton, Cindy VanKruistum (late John 2013) and Bob and Billy. Step father of Helen Birch (Sean) of Nova Scotia and Diane Massie of Winchester, ON.   Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Doug Haycock (Lenora) of Forrester Falls and sisters Rosanne Buder and Evelyn Thiessen both of Waterloo. He was the son of the late Arthur and Dora (nee Sexsmith) Haycock. Jim was a member of the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association and a Veteran that served his country for 3 years. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME,  69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 11 am – 11:45 am. A service of remembrance will follow in the chapel at 12 noon.  A reception will immediately follow the service at the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association, 959 James St. Woodstock. A private family interment will take place in Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GAUTHIER: Edith M (Brodeur) of Woodstock

Posted by on September 26, 2015

GAUTHIER, Edith – Passed away at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Albert Gauthier who predeceased her in 1990. Dear sister of Roy Brodeur of Nova Scotia, Shirley Foster of Woodstock and Lorraine Deraspe of Brockville. Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Marie (nee Girard) Brodeur, brothers Leo, Roger and Ronald. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 1 pm in the Innerkip Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society- Oxford Branch. Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON   519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MATTHEWS: Maurice J. of Woodstock

Posted by on September 23, 2015

MATTHEWS, Maurice –Promoted to the arms of his Lord and Saviour at VON Sakura House on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Pamela Matthews (nee Attwell). Loving father of Austin Matthews and his wife Shirley and Karen Matthews all of Woodstock. Dear grandfather of Rebecca Matthews (Gerry Lightbody), Chelsea Matthews, Robyn Woodall and Carly Woodall. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Avril (nee Payne) Matthews and his sister Margaret Buck. Maurice was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 55, Woodstock and R.A.F Regiment Association in England. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 11 am until 12:45 p.m. Maurice’s home going service will follow in the chapel 1:00pm with Pastor Ken Morgan of the Beachville Baptist Church. Interment will take place at a later date in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock. As expressions of sympathy donations can be made to VON Sakura House. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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COLE: Clarence of Woodstock

Posted by on September 18, 2015

COLE, Clarence “Clare” – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Cole (nee Beynen). Dear father of Mark & Elena, Marcia, Tom & Donna, Terry & Jennifer; stepfather of Jason Hefford and Amy & Clayton Laughren. Loving grandfather of Sean, Marlena, Vanessa, Kyler (Sarah), Rebecca, Clayton, Sam, Grace, Zach, Abby, Neliah, Hayley, Jaylah, Zoe and Lilyana. Great-grandfather of Riagan. Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Daisy Cole. Predeceased by his parents Sam and Ethel Cole as well as his siblings Irvin, Basil & Agnes, Ila & Norm, Vera & Gord and Cora & Victor.   Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.   Clare was raised on a farm where he later farmed for himself. He became an Airman with the Air Force during World War II. He was a policeman with City of Woodstock, a truck driver, then later became a building contractor and was President of the Woodstock Home Builders Association in 1967. Clare was an honorary member of the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association and a longtime member of the Woodstock Legion Br # 55. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. A complete funeral service will take place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11 am in the chapel. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Woodstock Hospital-Critical Care Unit. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WILLITS: George D. of Woodstock

Posted by on August 30, 2015

WillitswebWILLITS, George Donald – At rest on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Woodstock, ON. Late of 82 Wellington Street North, Woodstock. Born in Bothwell, ON in 1931. Beloved husband of 61 years to Kathleen (nee Rodwell). Survived by children Gordon & Christine of B.C., David of Brockville, Mary-Ann & George M. of Woodstock, 10 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.   Predeceased by son Daniel (1982), sisters Betty (2003), Margaret (2012) and Dorothy (2014). Brother to Larry of Winnipeg, Robert of Napanee and Daniel of London. George was Brother of King Hiram Lodge #78, Comp. Prince of Wales Chapter #133, Sir Kt. Templar Gondemar Preceptory #16, Noble and past Brockville Boss Klown, Tunis Temple Shrine. Past manager Eastern Canadian Division Tillsonburg Pipe and Supply. Retired manager Brockville Branch Mutual Life of Canada (after leading it to #1 position). Past Chairman of Mutual Life Managers Council, of St. Lawrence-Rideau L.U.A.C./C.L.U. Education Committee of several Brockville Wall St. United Church Committees, Past Clerk of Session Trinity United, Smiths Falls; as well as Past President Smiths Falls Jaycee and the B.C. & Yukon J.C.I Senate. Author of The Willits Families of Upper Canada et alia.   Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 am. Immediately following the service the family invites everyone to 82 Wellington Street North, Woodstock for a memorial reception. Interment will take place at a later date in Bothwell Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church – Bell Tower, The Ronald McDonald House or the Special Olympics Woodstock. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McQUADE: Allan B. of Woodstock

Posted by on August 25, 2015

McQuadewebMcQUADE, Allan– Suddenly at his residence on Monday, August 24, 2015, Allan Brown McQuade at the age of 86. Cherished husband of the late Berny McQuade (nee Darch) (2013). Much loved father of Michael McQuade (Kim) of Grimsby, Wendy McQuade (Ron Holtzhauer) of Guelph and Doug McQuade of Woodstock. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Joshua, Christopher, Zachary, Matthew (Vanessa) and Lauren. Also lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Evelyn (nee Brown) McQuade and his brother Paul McQuade. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1 to 1:45 pm followed by a memorial service to celebrate Allan’s life in the chapel at 2pm with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry officiating. If desired, memorial donations to Canadian Mental Health Association or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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POLZIN: Eileen L. (nee Thompson) of Woodstock

Posted by on August 25, 2015

POLZIN – Peacefully at VON Sakura House on Friday, August 21, 2015, Eileen Lenora Polzin (nee Thompson) of Woodstock at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Alfred “Al” Polzin (September 19, 2007). Dear mother of Cheryl Lindsay and Darby Hewitt (the late Randy) all of Woodstock. Loving Grandma of Brad Lindsay (Kendra), Matt Lindsay (Siobhan), Brandy Hewitt (Omar), Whitney Hewitt (Tavo), Jay Hewitt(Kim) and the late Alexis Thompson Hewitt; and Great Grandma of Jacob Lindsay, Riley Lindsay and Teo Lindsay. Predeceased by her parents John and Ruby Myrtle Thompson (nee Smith), her infant brother Aubrey Thompson and her sister and brother-in-law Audrey and Jack Gregg. Lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and extended family. Eileen was President of the Woodstock Hospital Auxiliary for 2 terms and Regent of the Havelock IODE Chapter. Family and friends and will be received at the Quality Inn – Birch Room, 580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock for a memorial gathering on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House would be appreciated. SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Fiorino: Salvatore “Sam” of Woodstock

Posted by on August 13, 2015

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FIORINO, Salvatore “Sam” – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Ada Fiorino (nee Padula). Loving father of Antonio Fiorino of California, Angelo Fiorino (Kim) of Florida, Riccardo Fiorino (Agatha) of Guelph and Sonya Fiorino of Woodstock.   Grandfather of Kristina and Angela and Great-Grandfather of Aaden and Cole. Survived by his brothers Carlo Fiorino (Lorraine) of Woodstock, Tony Fiorino (Marion) of St. Thomas and his sister Theresa Piraino (Tom) of Woodstock. He is predeceased by his parents Angelo and Josephina Fiorino (nee Costanza), his son-in-law Scott Kearby as well as his sisters Francesca and Josephina. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Friday, August 28th., 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Fiorino family invites family and friends to a memorial mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock on Saturday, August 29th., 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant. A reception to celebrate Sam’s life will follow in the Parish Life Centre. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Holy Trinity Catholic Parish-Building Fund. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

 

 

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CAMBOIA: Rosa (Bento) of Woodstock

Posted by on August 4, 2015

CAMBOIA – Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Woodstock Hospital on Monday, August 3, 2015, Rosa Bento Camboia of Woodstock in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio Camboia (2007). Dear mother of Tony Camboia (Bonita) of Woodstock and Aida Demeter (Steve) of Burford. Loving grandmother of Jessica, David, Christina, Michael, and Michelle. Dear sister of Maria Moniz of London. Also lovingly remembered by her brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, August 6, from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers will be said at the funeral home on Thursday at 4:30 pm. Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund or the VON Sakura House would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SZARZYNSKI: Sofia (nee Lukasik) of Woodstock

Posted by on July 24, 2015

SZARZYNSKI, Sofia – Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the age of 94. Loving mother of Zibby Szarzynski of Brantford, Alex Szarzynski, Alfred Szarzynski both of Woodstock, and Anita LaHive (David) of London. Grandmother of Henia, Lisa, Jessica and Alisha. Great-grandmother of Joel, Pheonix, Sadie, Annie, Emma, Autumn-Lynn and Frankie. Predeceased by a grandson Jason Szarzynksi (2014) and Mieczyslaw Szarzynski (1994). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. A Liturgical Service will take place on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11 am  in the chapel with Fr. .Rick Dales as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.   Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WALSH: Jeri E. of Woodstock, formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on July 19, 2015

WALSH, Jeri – Passed away suddenly at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Cindy Walsh (nee Gray) for 33 years. Loving father of Tracy Pound (Murray) of Calgary, Steve Gray (Meranda) of Regina and TerriLynn Gray (Mark) of Woodstock. Proud Grandpa of Robbie, Sean, Somer, Taylor, JaimeLynn, Jakeb, Joeylin, Brechin and Sydney. Papa to Owen, Ally and Ava Marie. Survived by his brother John Walsh (Pauline) of Bright’s Grove and his sister Julie Edwards (George) of Camlachie. He will be sadly missed by all of Cindy’s family. Besides his family and friends, Jeri’s passion was golf. He was a longtime member of the Bright’s Grove Golf Course, where he went on to play in the CPGA. There will be a celebration of life held in Sarnia that will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Calgary, Regina, Sarnia, Woodstock

LOVIE, Lorraine (nee Schatz) of Woodstock

Posted by on July 15, 2015

Lorraine Lovie (nee Schatz) – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Lorraine was born on November 26, 1948 to Gordon and Phyllis Schatz (nee George). Beloved wife of Terry Lovie for thirty years. Cherished mother of David, Jason (Cheryl Ann), Steve, John (Cammie). She will be sadly missed by grandsons Joshua and Dustin. Predeceased by her first husband George Jenkins (1977) and by her siblings Mary Ellen (2014), Eva (1996), Allan (1991), Melva (2000), and Carol. Lorraine was adored by her step-grandchildren and by her special nieces Barb, Tammy and Chantelle. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 11:00-12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley.   As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to V.O.N. Oxford. Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com.   A heartfelt thank you to the nursing staff in the palliative care unit of the Woodstock Hospital

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

FAGAN: Adriana of Ingersoll, formerly of Woodstock

Posted by on June 12, 2015

FAGAN, Adriana – Suddenly at her residence in Ingersoll on Thursday, June 12, 2015 at the age of 56.  Beloved daughter of late Pietro (December 25, 2014) and Flora Fagan (nee Brolese) of Woodstock.  Dear wife of Edward Fagan.  Step-mother of Stefanie Norman (Rocky) of Delhi and Angel Norman of London.  Step-grandmother to Patrick Robinson, Mikayla Davis and Tatiana Finch.   Survived by her siblings Janet Wilson (Gary) of Godfrey, Paul Fagan (Julie) of Woodstock and John Fagan (Tracey) of Woodstock.  Adriana will also be lovingly remembered by Ed’s family.   She will be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family.  Friends will be received at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 1 -2 pm.   A memorial service will follow at 2 pm with Father Rick Dales.   If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be greatly appreciated and can be made through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON.   519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Guelph, London, Simcoe, Woodstock

GAUMONT: Jeannette of Woodstock

Posted by on June 8, 2015

GAUMONT, Jeannette – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family’s love at VON Sakura House on Sunday, June 7, 2015.   Loving mother of Christine Maginnis (Ken), Peter Gaumont, Jaccquie Gaumont and Joanne Gaumont all of Woodstock.  Dear grandmother of Darren Maginnis and Amber Pearrault (Eric).  Fondly remembered by her dear friends, Michel and Danielle Thivierge.  The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the staff at Sakura House for the wonderful care and support that Jeannette and her family received during her time there.  All arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, ON.   As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to VON Sakura House, and can be made through the funeral home.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

BESWICK: KIMBERLY (Clark) of Ingersoll

Posted by on May 25, 2015

BESWICK, Kimberly – Passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 46.  Dear daughter of Joan Clark and the late William.  Beloved wife of Brian Beswick of Ingersoll.  Loving mother of Clark and Lindsay Beswick, both at home.  Dear sister of Bradley Clark (Lynn) of Sault Ste. Marie.  Sister-in-law of Sylvia Warnke of Vancouver, Doug Beswick (Jodi) of Ilderton and Sue Helm (Mike) of Aylmer.  Sadly missed by her mother-in-law Betty Beswick of St. Thomas.  Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.   The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Thursday, May 28 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, May 29, 2015, 11 am at Faithway Baptist Church, 439 Athlone Ave., Woodstock with Pastor Zad Tomberlin and Pastor Ken Ingram to officiate.  A reception will follow the service at the church.  Private family interment will take place at the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Relay For Life -Woodstock.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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