RICHMOND, ROBERT of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

RICHMOND, Robert – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in his 80th year. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Agnes Richmond (Nee: O’Neil) (1993). Dear uncle to Lee Ann, Kathleen and David. Predeceased by his sister Alice Keith (2014). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2 p.m. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WAINWRIGHT, VICTORIA of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

 

WAINWRIGHT, Vicki – Passed away at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 69, Victoria “Vicki” Ellen Wainwright (nee Peter) of Brantford. Dear mother of Tracy Dennis-Bussiere (Claude) and Michael Wainwright (Natasha), all of British Columbia. Grandmother of Miranda, Gabrielle, Liam and Keegan. Loving sister and best friend of Hazel Peter of Woodstock. Predeceased by her parents Mike and Ellen (Pocus) Peter. Vicki spent over 40 years in the tax preparation field helping many friends and clients who will miss her diligent and caring assistance. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, on Friday January 19, 2018 from 10-11am. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11am. If desired, memorial donations to the SPCA of Brant County, your favourite charity, or your local hospice would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FATHER RICK DALES, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

FATHER RICHARD (RICK) GERARD DALES, entered immortality on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 in Woodstock, ON. Fr. Rick was in his 71st year of life and 35th year of priestly life.
He was predeceased by his parents, George (1982) and Mary (Moir) (1983), his brothers George (2001) and Michael (2017) and by his sister-in-law, Cecile (2017). Father Rick will be deeply missed by his brother, Peter (Judy) of Toronto, and by his sisters Joanne (Ralph) Tersigni of Guelph and Jane (Peter) Flachs of Walkerton. He was loved so dearly by his nieces and nephews, Cathy (Bryan), Julie (Rinaldo), Dan (Ashley), Patricia (David), Dominic (Daniella), Eddie (Katherine), Laura (Josh), Matthew, & Alexandra (Danielle). He was a wonderful great-uncle to Kirk, Nick, Ryan, Olivia, Sophia, Cole, Jane, Katherine, Adrian, Ella, Romeo and Leon.
Father Rick’s life-long dedication to the Roman Catholic Church began during his childhood, when he served as an altar boy and helped his mother with decorating and caretaking duties at St. Joseph’s Parish in the village of Cargill, ON. Father Richard was baptized at St. Joseph’s, and he celebrated his first mass and family funerals at this very special parish. It was his wish that we celebrate his life with a Mass of Christian Burial at the church that was still so close to his heart.
Before entering the seminary, Father Rick completed his B.A. (History) at the University of Guelph. After obtaining his teaching certificate in London, ON, he was employed by the Wellington Catholic District School Board (formerly WCSSB). He taught in Guelph at Our Lady of Lourdes and in Kenilworth before answering the call to serve God. He was ordained a priest on May 7th, 1983 at St. Peter’s Basilica Cathedral in London, Ontario. From there, Father Rick served in the Diocese of London as an associate pastor of St. Justin’s Parish, London, and as pastor at St. Philip Parish, St. Benedict Parish, St. Anne Parish, and he was the current pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Woodstock, ON.
Father Rick was loved immensely by his family, friends and parishioners. He was a pillar of strength for those around him, and his spiritual guidance provided comfort for those who knew him and loved him. Father Rick dedicated his life to serving others, and he had a special love for the elderly, the infirm, and the poor. He made everyone that he met feel connected; not only to him, but to each other, and especially to God. His homilies and prayers were always filled with personal words and reflections while celebrating the Sacraments.
He had a wonderful and quick sense of humour, and his laughter filled a room. He also took solace in appreciating the beauty found in nature, and he expressed this most often through his passion for gardening. He loved the quiet moments in prayer, near the water, listening to music or relaxing with a good book.
We are all blessed for having known and loved him. He will be dearly missed by family, friends, and those to whom he ministered.
The family wishes to thank Father Richard Bester, Father Rick’s long-time friend, for his guidance, counsel and support during this difficult time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON (519) 537-3611 and the CAMERON FUNERAL HOME, 1106 Yonge St. South, Walkerton, ON (519) 881-1273.

Resting at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, Friday, January 19th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Prayer Vigil will be held at 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, ON. The Church will be open at 9:00 a.m.

Visitation will be held at the CAMERON FUNERAL HOME, 1106 Yonge St, South, Walkerton, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial and Final Commendation will be on Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish, Cargill, ON
Interment will take place in the spring.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund (Woodstock) or the St. Joseph’s Parish Building Fund (Cargill). Condolence messages may be sent to www.smithleroy.com or www.cameronfuneralhomes.com

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CAREY, RUSSELL of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 18, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

CAREY, F. Russell – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 9, 2018. Frederick Russell Carey of Caressant Care Nursing Home was in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Norma Carey (nee Latham) and her friend Bill Mahoney. Cherished father of David and his wife Janice, and Bob and his wife Marilyn. Loved grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Violet (nee Barber) Carey, as well as his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Russ was an extremely proud family man. Russ worked as school principal for 55 years in Mississauga, with the Peel Board of Education. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to honour Russ’s life will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St., N. Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Monday January 29, 2018 at 1:30pm. Pastor Doug Anderson as celebrant. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be arranged through the funeral home. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TAZZMAN, DORIS of Tavistock, Ontario

Posted by on January 10, 2018

TAZZMAN, Doris N. – Passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday January 7, 2018. Doris Norene Tazzman (nee Berger) of PeopleCare Tavistock was in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Tazzman (1982). Cherished mother of Barbara (Fred) Croxford of Woodstock and John (Linda) Tazzman of London. Dear grandmother of David, Jennifer, Tiffany, Jessie and Brittany, and great grandmother of three. Predeceased by her parents John and Nora (nee Hoshal) Berger, and by her brother Jack (Gwen) Berger. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held later in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock 519-537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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LINDSAY, CLINT of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2018

LINDSAY – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Saturday January 6, 2018, Clinton “Clint” Lindsay of Woodstock at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Christina Lindsay (October 18, 2017). Loving father of Andrea Lindsay of British Columbia and Noelle Lindsay (Wafa Khorsheed) of Michigan. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Lindsay Conlin, Tom Conlin and Elijah Lindsay. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Frey. Fondly remembered by his nephew Adam Frey and niece Merritt Frey. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Dorothy (nee Black) Lindsay. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock (519-537-3611). If desired, donations in Clint’s memory may be made to the VON Sakura House, and can be arranged through the funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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HILLIKER, GARY of Paris, ON and formerly of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 9, 2018

HILLIKER: Gary Norman Hilliker, suddenly but quietly passed away at his home in Paris Ontario, in his 80th year.  He was a loving and caring man to his wife Mary Ellen, sons Gary and Monty, daughter-in-law Donna;  cherished granddaughter Mary Kate and loving sister Sharon.  He is predeceased by his parents Bea and Wilson Hilliker of Woodstock; brothers Orion and D’Arcy; sister Betty; sister-in-law Marlene and brothers-in-law Russ and Jimmy.  He will be greatly missed by his loving extended family of nieces, nephews and friends.  Gary was a retired employee of the City of Woodstock, Park and Recreation where he worked for many years, and Hay and Company later Weldwood of Canada.  A memorial service to honour Gary’s life will be held at the Smith- Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the local Humane Society would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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THORN, EDWARD “TED” of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2018

THORN, Edward Charles “Ted”

It is with very heavy hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Ted, on Monday, January 8th, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Ted will be forever remembered by his best friend and wife of 51 years, Mary.  He was the very proud father of David and his wife Claudia, and Cathy (Kish) and her husband Jim.  He will also be forever loved by his grandchildren, Alexandra and Owen Thorn, and Charlie and Julia Kish.  Ted is also survived by his sister in law, Anna Marie Thorn, his nephew Michael (Sherri) and his son, Sean, and his niece Colleen (Dave) and their sons Tyler and Carson.  He is predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Helen and his younger brother Larry (2013).  Born in London, ON, Ted graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1958, and earned his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1964.  He worked in Kitchener in his early years, moving to Woodstock in 1974 where he worked for the next almost 40 years, retiring as a partner at BDO.  Ted was a tireless and dedicated volunteer, having served on numerous boards.  He was longtime treasurer of Woodstock Minor Hockey, Woodstock Figure Skating Club and the Legion Hockey Tournament Committee.  He also served on the board for WDDS, The Art Gallery, The Hospital Foundation Board and was chair of the Finance committee for Holy Trinity Catholic Church.   Friends are invited to join the family at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, 519-537-3611 for visitation on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  A complete funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock at 11 am, with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  If desired, donations in Ted’s name can be made to either Holy Trinity Building Fund or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

“We know you’d be with us today, if Heaven wasn’t so far away”

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WALTERS, FLORA of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Walters, Flora E. – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital, on Sunday December 31st, 2017. Flora Emma Walters (nee Fishback) was in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Walters (2016). Dear mother of Doug Walters. Flora will also be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Tuesday January 9, 2018 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 11am. Interment to be held in the Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll in the spring. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, or the charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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KENNEDY, KEITH of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

KENNEDY, Keith – Passed away suddenly at University Hospital, London on Sunday, December 31, 2017, Keith Carl “Papa Keith” Kennedy of Woodstock at the age of 77. Beloved husband for 55 years of Eleanor Kennedy (nee Moore). Dear father of Mary Beth Case (Richard) and Keith Kennedy (Kathy) all of Woodstock. Proud and loving grandfather of Nathan (Paige), Jordan, Graham (Kim), Justin (Adriene) and Jacob (Emily). Predeceased by his parents Mervin and Fern (nee Swance) Kennedy and his brother-in-law Roy Alexis Moore. A private service will be held in the chapel of the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock (519-537-3611). If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FICZERE, LES of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

FICZERE, Les – Passed away on December 30, 2017, Leslie Ernest Ficzere of Woodstock in his 80th year. Les was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was the son of the late Ernest and Roza (nee Szoke) Ficzere. He is survived by cousins in Hungary and Canada. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11 am at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant. Everyone is invited to a reception following the mass in the Parish Life Centre. Interment of ashes in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). If desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society, Alzheimer Society of Oxford or the Heart and Stroke Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ANGELINA ALVES, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

ALVES, Angelina- Passed away with her loving family by her side at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, January 1, 2018, Angelina Pimentel Alves of Woodstock in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio Alves (1976) Dear mother of the late Tony Alves (1972), Victor Alves (Sherry), Arel Alves, and John Alves (Jeannie) all of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Santina (Jason), Nicholas (Alyssa), Anthony and Tiana. Great-grandmother of Vienna and Vida. Sister-in-law of Evaristo Alves, Mariano Alves, Maria Jose Teixeira, Auxiliadora Machado, and Mari do Rosario. Predeceased by her parents Augstinho and Maria(deLourdes) Pimentel brothers Jose Pimentel, Victor Pimentel and Jaime Pimentel, sisters Maria Correia and Ilda Azaredo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family here and in The Azores. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral mass will be held on Friday at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock at 11 am with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant. Spring interment in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. (Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SCHLEUTER, BRAD of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 2, 2018

SCHLUETER, Brad – Passed away at his residence in Woodstock on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 61.   Dear son of Mary Middleton of Tavistock.  Beloved husband and best friend of Judy McDonald.  Stepfather of Scott McDonald (Tracey) of Woodstock, Dwayne McDonald (Dawn) of New Hamburg and Jason McDonald (Angelique) of Milverton.  He loved and adored his 9 grandchildren.   Sadly missed by his sisters Laurie Stone (Gary) of Flinton, ON and Sandy Arn (Mike) of Cambridge.  Brad will be fondly remembered by his father-in-law Frank Ralph as well as Judy’s siblings Karen Lafontaine (Marcel) and Rob Ralph (Laura) all of Woodstock.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family members.  A memorial service will be held in the chapel of SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 am.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.   Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MACGREGOR, MARJORIE of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 2, 2018

MACGREGOR, Marjorie Merritt – Died peacefully at home on December 27th, in her 90th year, after celebrating Christmas with her family. She is survived by her daughter Mary Francis, grandsons Michael and Peter Francis, and great-granddaughter Alyssa Beecroft-Francis. She was predeceased by her husband John and daughter Susan. Marjorie graduated from Toronto General Hospital Nursing in 1950 and was married in 1952. Throughout her life she was an active and valued member of the Central United Church, IODE and local bridge clubs. Marjorie’s life was filled with stories from her travels around the world, genuinely interested in the peoples, cultures and foods she experienced along the way. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 after 10am, where the complete memorial service will be held in the chapel at 11am.  Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. Contributions to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged with the funeral home.  Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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LAGACE, Mathias, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on December 22, 2017

LAGACE, Mathias –  At Sakura House, Woodstock, on December 21, 2017, peacefully with family at his side in his 78th year. Beloved father of Nancy Lagace (Brian Kenkel) of Cambridge, and Eric Lagace (Judie Ryckman) of Woodstock.  Loving grandfather of Eric Clemens of Cambridge, Zack Grenier (Darcey Denault) of Iroquois Falls, Delena Allen (Tyler Stephenson) and Stephanie Ryckman (Travis Campbell) of London.  Adored great-grandfather of Aidan, Ashton Clemens Ungurain (Squamish, BC), Emma Denault, Peyton Denault, Cassius Denault Grenier (Iroquois Falls), Leah Stephenson and Mia Campbell of London.  Mathias is survived by his brothers Antonio Lagace of Cambridge, Leopold Lagace of Shediac, New Brunswick, Lorenzo Lagace, Marcel Lagace and sister Victoria Boudreau of Cross-Pointe, Quebec.  Predeceased by his parents Maxime and Cecile Lagace, sister Emelie Chasse, brothers Maurice and Valmont Lagace.  Mathias was an avid bowler, enjoyed the Casino, and the love of family.  “Uncle Matt” called by many, loved everyone, and was loved by everyone.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 27, from 4-6 pm (NOTE TIME).   The funeral liturgy will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 am with Father Gilbert Simard as celebrant.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Sakura House would be appreciated.   Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CONLON, Sharon of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on December 18, 2017

CONLON, Sharon A. – Surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday December 14, 2017.  Sharon Ann Conlon passed away in her 61st year.  Beloved mother of Shayne and his wife Lyndsay, and Chantele and her partner Kevin.  Cherished grandmother of Austin and Blake.  Loving Daughter of David and the late Theresa Conlon.  Dear sister of Fran (Keith) Fraser, Kathy (Reg) Conlon, and Tracy (Tony) Tooke.  Loving aunt of Tonia and Allan, Lauren and Anthony and great-aunt to many.  A private funeral service has taken place with interment in the Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the C.M.H.A- Oxford County, or the VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MALLINSON, William of Princeton and formerly of Burlington

Posted by on December 11, 2017

MALLINSON, Bill – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017, William Mallinson of Princeton and formerly of Burlington in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Greta Mallinson (nee Durand).  Dear father of William “Bill” Mallinson (Cathy) of Princeton and Lorena Mallinson (Todd Walker) of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Jenna & Tori Mallinson of Princeton; Jenny & Sarah Larkin of Cambridge; Scott Massen of Guelph and Laura Massen of Ingersoll.  Great grandfather to Liam Massen.  Bill will be lovingly remembered by Greta’s family as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents James and Jessie (nee Gill) Mallinson and brothers John and James. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. (NOTE TIME).    A complete funeral mass will be held on Thursday at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, 11 am with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant.  Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Memorial Gardens, Burlington at a later date. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Piraino, Tommaso “Tom” of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on December 5, 2017

PIRAINO, Tom – Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, December 4, 2017, Tommaso “Tom” Piraino of Woodstock in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of the late Teresa Piraino (nee Fiorino) (January 1, 2017)   Loving father of Frank Piraino (Karen) of London, Angelo Piraino (Paula) of Woodstock and Vincenza Julian (Ted) of Ingersoll.  Dear grandfather of Lucy, Teresa (Scott), Tom (Andrea), Rick, Andrea (Matthew), Jennifer and Julia.  Great-grandfather of Jacob, Julian, Ryder, Ever and Cole.  Dear brother of late Raymond (Angela), Lina Leone (late Augustino), Josephine (late Carmelo), Carmela (Stu) and Alfonza (late Tony).   Brother-in-law of Tony Fiorino (late Marlene) (late Marion), Carlo Fiorino (Lorraine) and Ada Fiorino (late Sam).    Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Francesco and Vicenza Piraino (Messina) and his infant son Carmelo. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant.    There will be no visiting prior to the mass, the family will greet friends and family during the reception in the Parish Life Centre following the service.   A private family inurnment in the columbarium at St. Mary’s Cemetery will take place at a later date.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, ON., 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Carter, Beryl of Tavistock, Ontario

Posted by on December 5, 2017

CARTER, Beryl – Passed away peacefully at People Care, Tavistock on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Walter Carter. Predeceased by her brother David Bird. She will be fondly remembered by Loree Taylor. A private interment has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). If desired, memorial donations to People Care, Tavistock would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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PRUSS, Dorothy of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on November 30, 2017

PRUSS, Dorothy M. (Bailey) – Passed away on November 25, 2017, in her 101st year.  A Woodstock resident for over 70 years.  Dorothy volunteered with many groups, including the Woodstock Hospital Auxiliary.  Predeceased by her loving husband George, on January 19, 1991.  Loving mother of Susan, Don (Linda), and Nancy (Trisan).  Dear grandmother of Maura, Kaitryn, Kailagh (Jon), Andrea (Calvin), Jennifer, and David (Jessica); great-grandmother of Owen, Fischer, Keira, Siobhan, Kenna, Lara, Cadence, and Quintin.  Predeceased by her brothers Edward, Richard, Kenneth, James, Owen and David and sisters Mabel and Elizabeth.  Cremation has taken place followed by a private family burial.  Dorothy will be greatly missed and will remain in our heart.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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MacDonald, Dorothy Milldred of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on November 30, 2017

MACDONALD (Himes) – At Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  Dorothy Milldred Almedia MacDonald of Woodstock in her 79th year.  Loved mother of Melvin, Carry, Ken, Tom and Tim (Bev), all of Woodstock, Cindy (Chris) of Hickson and Steve of Drumbo.  Dear Grandmother of 16 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Allan of Tavistock, Shirley Church of Drumbo, Robert of Hickson, Laura Rice of Woodstock and Ross Himes.  Predeceased by a son Victor, siblings Leo, Margaret, Aileen, Kenneth and Donald.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street N., Woodstock on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment in the Anglican Cemetery.  Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences at www.smithleroy.com

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Procenko, Michael of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on November 23, 2017

PROCENKO, Mike – Passed away with his family by his side at VON Sakura House on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Michael Stephen Procenko of Woodstock in his 59th year.  Beloved son of Nick and Marilyn Procenko of Markham.  Dearly loved spouse of Kristy Lichty.  Proud and loving father and grandfather of Tanya Procenko (Todd Dawson): their sons Braeden and Ethan Dawson, Ryan Procenko (Amber Perry and her daughter Lexi-Lea) and Owen Procenko all of Woodstock.  Brother of Nick Procenko of Kingston and Paul Procenko (Danielle Brooks) of Markham.  Mike will be fondly remembered by Linda Procenko, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.  Predeceased by his mother-in-law Gail Lichty (2010).  The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 6-9 pm.    A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 am with Rev. Dave Snihur as officiant.  Cremation to follow.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to VON Sakura House or Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.comAt the request of the family, in honouring Mike’s wishes we ask everyone to wear their favourite team jersey or camo wear to the visitations.

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Conlon, Gerald, of Woodstock and formerly of Montreal and Stoney Creek, Ontario

Posted by on November 23, 2017

CONLON, Gerald K.  – Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Woodstock Hospital, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Gerald Kelly Conlon of Woodstock and formerly of Montreal and Stoney Creek, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of late Teresa Evelyn Conlon (nee Farrell) (2012).  Cherished father of Christine Conlon-Keast (Michael) of Ottawa, Michael Conlon (Yvonne) of London, Ann Marie Nittoly (Michael) of Richmond Hill, Maureen Crawford (late Bill) of Jackson’s Point, Mary Butler (David) of Woodstock, and John Conlon (Joan) of London.  Loved grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Gerry will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Helen Collins, as well as his many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.  Predeceased by his parents James and Bridget (nee Quilty) Conlon, and also by his 10 siblings.  He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors, he also enjoyed embracing family and friends with his love of music.  Gerry was a Veteran of WWII, as well as a long-standing member of the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association (Navy Club), and Knights of Columbus.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday December 1, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Interment in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund, Right to Life, or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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Ferguson, Roddie, Hamilton, and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on November 23, 2017

FERGUSON, Roddie A.- Passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017.  Roddie Angus Ferguson was in his 39th year.  Beloved son of Jill Ferguson (nee MacLeod) and the late David (2016).  Devoted father of Deanna Ferguson and her mother Arzu of Mississauga.   Roddie will be fondly remembered by his aunt Stasia MacLeod (late Dennis), his best friends Shaun and Mel MacDonald, as well as his many cousins.  Predeceased by his grandparents Roddie (Evelyn) MacLeod and Angus (Catherine) Ferguson.  The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 5-8pm.  A memorial mass will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:30am, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant.  Inurnment in St. Mary’s Cemetery columbarium will follow the reception.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish-Building Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.  Parish prayers will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Friday afternoon at 4:30pm.

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DEAN, Margaret of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Dean, Margaret; Passed away peacefully on Thursday November 2nd, 2017, at the Fox Ridge Care Community in Brantford, Margaret Ruth (nee Reed) was in her 99th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Dean (1991).  Loving mother of David (Diane), and mother-in-law of Ingrid.  Cherished grandmother of Adam (Lisa) and great grandmother of Andrew and Ryan.  Margaret is predeceased by her son Robert (2015).  The family will receive friends at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 after 10:00 am. The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 am with the interment to follow at the Hillview Cemetery.  Rev. Lloyd Bennett as officiant.  As an expression of sympathy 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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