SNYDER: Michael of Woodstock

Posted by on February 16, 2013

SNYDER, Michael – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Friday, February 15, 2013, Michael “Mike” Austin Snider finished his earthly journey at the age of 58.  Beloved son of Thelma Snyder (nee Uberig) and Austin Snyder (Vonnie).  Dear brother of Pete Snyder (Marcia), Lori MacGregor (Rod), Becky Verwaayen (Ed) and Mary Stever (Jim), and dear step-brother of Jon Smyth (Amanda) and Jenn Smyth.  Treasured uncle of Greg, Melissa, James, Mark, Kathryn, Jacqueline, Michael, Lauren, Madeline, Miranda, Carling, Aidan and Alyson.  Mike will also be missed by his loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  Predeceased by his grandparents Ada and Bob Uberig and John and Anne Snyder.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held in the Smith-LeRoy chapel on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Glen Wright officiating.  Cremation.  If desired, memorial donations to Special Olympics Woodstock or the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Kitchener, Woodstock

TEICHROB, Doris (nee Andrews) of Woodstock and formerly of Ingersoll

Posted by on February 14, 2013

Teichrob, DorisTEICHROB, Doris – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Doris Pauline Teichrob (nee Andrews) of Woodstock and formerly of Ingersoll, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Jake Teichrob (2000). Loving mother of Don Teichrob (Pat) of Ingersoll, Doreen Brownscombe of Brantford, and Rick Teichrob of Woodstock. Dear grandma of Michelle Foster (Steve), Amy Brauen (Ian) and Kim Heather (Jeff), and great grandma of Matthew, Kevin, Alex, Violet, Isaac, Lucas, Devon and Kara. Also survived by her sister Linda Scott (Dennis) of Port Elgin.  Predeceased by her sister Mary Turner. A private family service has been held.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

FIDDY, Olla of Woodstock

Posted by on February 12, 2013

FIDDY, Olla – Peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Olla M.B. Fiddy (nee Moore) of Woodstock, in her 81st year. Wife of the late Peter (2005). Dear mother of David and his friend Christine of Woodstock, and Karen and her husband Bill Jerry of RR#1 Woodstock. Grandmother of Christopher, Damien, Dalton, Kristen, and Braden, and great grandmother of Liam. A private family gathering will be held.  Cremation followed by interment at Pleasant View Cemetery, Curries. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

CRADDOCK, Alan of Woodstock

Posted by on February 12, 2013

CRADDOCK, Alan – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, Alan “Al” Craddock of Woodstock in his 66th year.  Beloved husband of the late Jackie (2007).  Devoted father of Angela Craddock and Allison Craddock, both of Woodstock, and step-father of Jim Planck of Toronto.  Dearly loved Papa of Ethan and Krissa. Brother of Carolyn Bell (Dennis) of Stratford, Rick Craddock (Susan) of Ingersoll, and Cathy Patterson (Chris) of Mississauga, and brother-in-law of Lynne Craddock of Woodstock, Janice Jozwiak (Larry) of Hagersville, and Randy Vincent (Donel) of Port Rowan.  Uncle of Mark, Michael and Shannon Bell, Nathan, Nichele and Nicole Craddock, Michael and Jeffrey Vincent, Tasha, Krista and Brandon Jozwiak and several great nieces and great nephews.  Al will be missed by his special friend Connie McDonald.  Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Margaret Craddock.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ROBIN, Jacques of Woodstock

Posted by on February 11, 2013

ROBIN, Jacques – Unexpectedly at London Health Sciences cardiac care unit in London, Ontario on Saturday, February 9, 2013, Jacques Robin of Woodstock, ON in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of Jean.  Loving father of André (Wendy) of Moncton, NB and Kevin (Marian) of Tottenham, ON.  Most loved Grampy of Gabrielle, Alexander and Christopher.  Brother of Jeanine Robin Johnson (Erwin) and Lise Robin Fontaine and brother-in-law of Margaret Delaney.  Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  In his cherished Christian home of worship, Jacques will be missed by his many friends and parishioners of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.  Jacques was born in Granby, Quebec.  He served his country for 27 years as a member of the Canadian military and was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal from the Department of National Defense in 2000.  Upon retiring from the military, Jacques enjoyed a civilian career for more than 20 years, as management with Quebec Cartier Mining in Fermont, Quebec and as a consultant with U.S. Steel in India.  Jacques and Jean as life’s partners immensely enjoyed life together and were considered world travelers, seeking new sights and its adventures. Family, friends and the world he touched will sincerely miss Jacques Robin.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may also be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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BAILAK: Tatiana of Woodstock

Posted by on February 10, 2013

BAILAK, Tatiana – At Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2013, Tatiana “Tina” Bailak in her 93rd year.  Loving wife of George Bailak.  Beloved mother of Alla of Woodstock and George (Dr. Shira Thomas) of Guelph.  Special grandmother to Rachel, Danna and Leah.  Survived by sister-in-law Martha of Toronto and her children, George, Maria and Robert.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 7-9 pm.   Panachyda at the funeral home on Tuesday evening 8:00 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  No flowers please.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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ELLERY CLARK: Jean C. of Woodstock

Posted by on February 7, 2013

ELLERY CLARK, Jean C. – Peacefully at VON Sakura House on Thursday, February 7, 2013 after a strong battle with cancer, Jean C. Ellery Clark of Woodstock, Ontario in her 75th year.  Loving mother of Sue Ellery of Woodstock, Ontario, Sharon Ellery (formerly Votour) of Brantford, Ontario, and the late Sandra Ellery (1973).  Dear grandmother of Terri Weston, Carrie Weston, and Jerri Veenstra.  Great grandmother to several great grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, Ontario for a time of celebration of Jean’s life on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 2-4 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House, World Wildlife Fund Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or the family would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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AGNER: Marilyn of Woostock

Posted by on February 6, 2013

AGNER, Marilyn – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Marilyn Agner (nee Howgego), a lifetime resident of Woodstock, in her 72nd year.  Wife and soul mate of Barry for 45 years.  Adored mother of Chris Charron (Brenda) of Port McNicoll, Michèle Watson (Murray) of St. Thomas, and Sandy Peeters (Shayne) of Woodstock.  Cherished  grandmother of Craig (Stephanie), Candace, Lynn, Melissa, Stephanie (Drew) and Mark, and great grandmother of Alex, Alyssa, and Tyler.  Step-daughter of Kay Howgego of St. Marys.  Sister of Barb Pattinson, Jim Howgego and Cathy Howgego and sister-in-law of Fred Kennedy and Sandra Haslam.  Also remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents James and Florence Howgego and sisters Shirley Julian and Joyce Kennedy.  Marilyn worked for the CIBC and the Royal Bank for many years.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, for a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 2:30 pm with Rev. V. Jane Van Patter officiating.  Cremation followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, VON Sakura House or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DEFAYETTE: Helen of Woodstock

Posted by on January 27, 2013

DEFAYETTE, Helen – At Extendicare, London on Sunday, January 27, 2013, Helen Defayette (formerly Watson, nee Mitchell) of Woodstock in her 93rd year.  Wife of the late Rolland “Rollie” Defayette (2007).  Mother of Verne and Cheryl Watson of London and the late Sandra Ens (1992) and infant Phyllis.  Also survived by her stepchildren Carol and Ted Vleuten, Harold and Marie Defayette, Robert and Carolyn Defayette and Louise Avis, as well as their children and grandchildren.  Grandmother of Debbie Lawrence, Brad Watson (Julie), Michael Watson and Kelly-Lee Watling.  Lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Also predeceased by two brothers and one sister.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Douglas Anderson officiating.  If desired, memorial donations to the MS Society would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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PHILLIPS: Ora of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 20, 2013

PHILLIPS, Ora – Unexpectedly at Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, January 20, 2013, Ora Pauline Phillips (nee Daniels) of Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of James W. Phillips. Mother of Alan, Sharon (John), Brian (Jill) and Glen (Kathie), and step-mother of Joshua (Joann) and James.  Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren.  Sister of Mary, Sylvia, Caroline, Shirley, Diane, Robie, Willis, Murray, Johnny, Paul and the late Iris and Rentford.  Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ZUCCOLO: Renato of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 20, 2013

ZUCCOLO, Renato – Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, January 20, 2013, Renato Zuccolo of Woodstock in his 69th year.  Beloved husband of Bruna.  Cherished and loving father of Paolo (Cheri) of Norfolk, Virginia and Claudia Wilson (Matthew) of Ottawa.  Adoring Nonno of Robert.  Survived by his sisters in Italy, Rita Gatti and Maria Cicuto and their families.  Also survived by his brothers-in-law, Carlo Ziraldo (Debbie) and Robert Ziraldo (Rosanna) and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Maria, brother Enrico and nephew Angelo.  Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 7-9 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

 

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JONES, Charles Walter of Woodstock

Posted by on January 19, 2013

 

JONES, Charles Walter – February 12, 1932 – January 18, 2013.  Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital with family at his side, in his 81st year.  Loving father and best friend of son Larry (Cindi) of Woodstock.  Loving grandfather of Steve and Connor.  Loving brother of Betty Hipperson (Gerry) of Woodstock, Don “Dude” Jones (Joan) of Florida and Art Jones (Carolyn) of Florida.  Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his father Walter (1978), mother Rena (2009) and nephew Steve (2010).  Chuck was employed at Standard Tube Canada for 30 years.  He loved to travel and dance and spend time with his family and grandsons.  Steve and Connor were his world.  Chuck also loved to spend time with “the gang” at the Baker’s Dozen coffee shop.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 3-5 pm.  A private family service will be held.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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RIFFEL: George of Woodstock

Posted by on January 14, 2013

RIFFEL, George – With sadness the family of George Riffel announce his passing, suddenly at home on Monday, January 14, 2013, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Verna (nee Derbowka) for nearly 59 years.  Loving Dad of Cathy Fewster (late Ron) and Bruce Riffel (Wendy) of Woodstock.  Grandpa of Jody (Brandon), Jamie, Chris (Alana) and Nick.  Gido of Zac, Matix, Emry and Zoë.  Also remembered by his five sisters as well as his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by two brothers.  George was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association.  A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 175 Springbank Avenue North, Woodstock on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DENNIS: Winnifred of Woodstock

Posted by on January 11, 2013

DENNIS, Winnifred – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, January 10, 2013, Winnie Dennis (nee Batchelar) of Woodstock in her 83rd year.  Wife of the late Maurice “Shorty” Dennis (1987).  Mother of Judy MacBean (Rick), Mike Dennis (Marie), Maureen Dennis, Terry Dennis (Amy) and Cathy Dennis, and mother-in-law of Cyndi Dennis.  Also lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  Sister of Lillian Ialenti and Douglas Batchelar (Irene), step sister of Allen Batchelar and sister-in-law of Erie Dennis and Elizabeth Watling.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sons Jim Dennis (1997) and Tom Dennis (1976), sister Betty Dixon and brothers Bob Batchelar and Bill Batchelar.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 1:00 pm.  Cremation followed by interment later at the Anglican Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Choir of the Church of the Epiphany or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55 would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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NERO: Edith M. (nee Leslie) of Woodstock

Posted by on January 10, 2013

NERO, Edith – At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Thursday, January 3, 2013, Edith Mary Nero (nee Leslie) of Woodstock in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ivan Nero (2012) for over 60 years.  Loving mother of Ronald Nero (Diane) of Cambridge.  Dear grandmother of Julie Nero of Manitoba.  Edith will also be fondly remembered by her brothers Al Leslie (Marion) and Ken Leslie (late Dorothy) both of Woodstock, nieces Carolyn Murray and Karen Leslie both of Woodstock, Cheryl Miccachi of Innkerkip, Lorie Ferguson of Acton, Cathy Robb of Guelph, Janice Leach of Kapuskasing, and Leslie Lorenzetto of British Columbia, nephews Jim Leslie and Steve Leslie both of Woodstock, and Gordon Start of Ingersoll, brother-in-law Graham Lloyd of Las Vegas, and the extended Nero families of Wildwood, Alberta.  Predeceased by her sisters Audrey Lloyd, Muriel Walton (Phil), and Kay Start (George).  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dave Snihur officiating. Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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HORVATH: Julius of Woodstock

Posted by on January 9, 2013

HORVATH, Julius – Passed away peacefully in his 94th year on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Caressant Care Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the past ten years.  Predeceased by his wife Anna (2008), he was the eldest and last surviving member of his family of four sisters and two brothers, all of Hungary.  He is survived by nieces and nephews and their families in the local area – Agnes Mickelson of London, Ed Gyurki of Woodstock, Jim (Mary) Horvath, Les (Joan) Horvath of Cambridge, and Joseph Siba of Toronto, as well as many nieces and nephews in Hungary. Julius was born in Hungary and came to Canada at the time of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.  He was a resident of Woodstock since then.  A graduate of George Brown College Chef School in Toronto, he was employed as a chef at the Oxford Regional Centre for several decades until his retirement.  Devoted to his wife throughout the 62 years of their marriage, he was also known for his kindness and generosity to many. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Woodstock for over fifty years and his faith was a very important part of his life. The family appreciates and is grateful for the excellent care he was given by the staff at Caressant Care Nursing Home.  Friends will be received at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WOLF: Shirley of Woodstock

Posted by on January 5, 2013

WOLF, Shirley – It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Gladys Wolf (nee Harris) on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the age of 83.  Wife of the late Balazs “Bill” Wolf (2011).  Dear mother of Susanne (Butch) Allan, Shirley (Rev. Brian) Dunlop, and Julius Wolf.  Grandmother of seven grandchildren, Michael, Heather, Christopher, Adrian, Luke, Magdalene and Jade and great grandchildren April and Justin.  Aunt of several nieces and nephews.  Survived by her sister Winnie Nicol (Douglas), sister-in-law Marika and brother-in-law Frank Halbauer.  Predeceased by her brother Bram Harris. Friends will be received at The Salvation Army Community Church, 769 Juliana Drive, Woodstock on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm for a funeral service at 2:30 pm with Major Stephen Sears officiating.  Interment to follow at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to The Salvation Army or VON Sakura House would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MARTIN: Mary Caroline (nee Clynick) of Woodstock

Posted by on January 3, 2013

MARTIN, Mary –Unexpectedly but peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Woodstock Hospital, Mary Caroline Martin (nee Clynick) of Woodstock in her 87th year.  Wife of the late Wally Martin (1997).  Loving mother of Peter and Lynda Martin of Brantford, Susan Martin, Michael and Bonnie Martin, and Rick and Rosanne Martin, all of Woodstock.  Dear Grandma of Lorissa and Derek, Stuart and Sarah, Paul, Kristina and Rob, Carolyn and Colin, Kathryn, Callie and Eric, Emma and Steven, Sadie, Josh, and Natalie and eleven great grandchildren.  Sister of Marjorie Eckenstein of Woodstock and Ken and Janeen Clynick of Clinton.  Also predeceased by her beloved son Steven, great grandson Roan, and brother-in-law George Eckenstein.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow and interment later at the Anglican Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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JOHNSTON: Robert “Bob” G. of Woodstock

Posted by on January 2, 2013

JOHNSTON, Robert “Bob” Gordon – Went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in his 88th year, predeceased by his wife Christine (nee Page) 2005.  Dear father of David Johnston (Esther), Darlene (Richard) Hesterman, and Nancy (Rodney) Boyce.  Loving grandfather of Brenda Johnston Pickett, Suzanne Johnston, Paul (Anne) Johnston, Barbara (Tim) McKay, Tim (Sarah) Hesterman, Kristin (Blair) Glass, Jennifer (Michiel) DeWitt, and Andrew (Samantha) Boyce.  Loved by eleven great grandchildren.  A special thanks to Jean Huggins for her friendship and support to Bob.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm with David Johnston officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to The Gideons or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TODD: Shirley P. (nee Cole) of Woodstock

Posted by on January 2, 2013

TODD, Shirley – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Shirley Patricia Todd (nee Cole) of Woodstock in her 74th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Todd (1992).  Loving mother of Vincent (Loretta Trail), Valerie Hughes (Jim), Joseph, John (Jackie Zimmer), Wally (Paula), Gil (Jenne), and Stacy Kaufman.  Much loved grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Betty Priddle, Barb Haggith, June Smith, Joanne Boyce, Nancy Hughes, Mary Gilbert, and David Gilbert. Predeceased by her parents Jean Gilbert and Art Cole, sister Debbie Gilbert, daughter-in-law Cheryl Hendershott, and son-in-law Barry Kaufman.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 2:30 pm.  Spring interment at the Anglican Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation (for Palliative Care or Critical Care) would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TAYLOR: George of Woodstock

Posted by on December 30, 2012

TaylorgeorgewebTAYLOR, George A. – Peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Saturday, December 29, 2012, George Anthony Taylor of Gobles in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Barbara A. Taylor (nee McKerrow) for 55 years.  Dear father of Wayne (Olga) of Oakville, George (Kim) of Calgary, David of Brantford and Stephen (Rosemary) of Woodstock.  Much loved grandfather of Nicholas Taylor, Olivia, Stephanie and Shane Taylor, and Heather and Charlotte Taylor, and great grandfather of Jackson and Hayden.  Predeceased by his parents George and Enid (nee Hartle) and his sisters Jean and Peggy.  Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Woodstock General Hospital for their care.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CLIFFORD: Karen of Woodstock

Posted by on December 28, 2012

Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, December 27, 2012, Karen Louise Clifford of Woodstock in her 60th year.  Beloved daughter of Louis and Eileen Clifford of RR 1, Woodstock.  Loving sister of Steven Clifford (Helen) of Stoney Creek, Kathy Clifford, Kim Manderson (Howard), Louis Clifford, Kitty Wallace (Kevin) and Kelly Borbely (Joe), all of Woodstock.  Also lovingly remembered by her six nieces and four nephews, as well as her great niece and great nephew.  Dear niece of Doris Hill (Bill), Mary Lilley (Elvin) and Jean Clifford.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 1-4 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm.  Cremation to follow and interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

WAGH: John E. “Jack” of Woodstock

Posted by on December 23, 2012

WAUGH, John – Peacefully, with family by his side at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Friday, December 21, 2012, John “Jack” E. Waugh of Woodstock in his 73rd year.  Husband of Rhoda Garland.  Father of Thelma Moron (Pierre), Joyce Higgins (Willie), George Bull (Deb), John Chapman, Arliss Chapman (Roger), Wanda Hill (Terry), Tammy Chapman (Kevin), Timmy Chapman, and Terry Bull (Tammy).  Also remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Brother of Phillip Waugh (Bev).  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Alex and Sophie Waugh, daughter Jeanette Bull, sisters Pat Levesque and Dorothy Little, and brothers Bob, Gord, Fred, and Bill Waugh.  A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Moose Family Centre, 690 Sutherland Drive, Woodstock on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford or Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BOUCHARD: Ronald of Woodstock

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Peacefully at VON Sakura House with his wife by his side on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Ron Bouchard of Woodstock at the age of 78.  Beloved husband for over 57 years of Jacqueline Bouchard (nee Lajoie).  Loving father of Lauri Foster of Woodstock.  Much loved Pappy of Jason Foster (Jenn Gossier-Foster) and Grandpappy of Lavanah, Chase, Garret, Logan and Kate.  Dear brother of Gary Bouchard (Donna) and Dorothy O’Brien, both of Cornwall.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews in Cornwall and extended family in Montreal, Sarnia and Alexandria.  Predeceased by his parents Vincent and Rita Bouchard, brother Vincent Bouchard Jr. and brother-in-law Cliff O’Brien.  Friends will be received at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for a Memorial Mass at 11:00 am.  Private interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House or Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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RAMSAY: Elizabeth Irene of Woodstock

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Ramsay, IreneRAMSAY, Elizabeth Irene – Peacefully at Sakura House, Woodstock, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Irene Ramsay (nee Edmiston), in her 87th year, passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer.  Beloved wife of Thomas Osborne for sixty-one years.  Dear mother of Guy and Wendy Ramsay, Jim and Tricia (Ramsay) Wilkins and Veronica Robertson (Ramsay) and friend, Paul Harrison.  She will be missed by grandchildren, Chris and Kristen (Wilkins) Carne, Brad Wilkins, Greg and Nicki (Wilkins) Dickson, Matt and Jennifer (Ramsay) Hunter, Cameron Ramsay and Quinn Robertson.  Her great grandchildren, Brady and Everett Carne, will miss their ‘Grandmama’.  The family would like to express their gratitude to CCAC Case Manager Marlene, Saint Elizabeth Nurses Heather and Yvette, Red Cross Care Partners and the Volunteers, Staff and Nurses at Sakura House.  A very special thank you to Dr. Jeff Nichols for his kindness and support for Irene, ensuring she was able to live out the remainder of her days comfortably.  Family and friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 5-8 pm.  Funeral Service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held at the funeral home chapel on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:00 noon with Rev. John Furry officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

“There will be one small spot in this magnificent land that will be forever Scotland.”

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