HARDWICK: Marjorie M. (Watson) of Woodstock

Posted by on May 29, 2013

HARDWICK, Marjorie – Peacefully surrounded by her family at London Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Marjorie Muriel Hardwick (nee Watson) of Woodstock at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of the late Clarence Hardwick (1997).  Loving mother of Michael (Janet) of Woodstock, Beverly Humphrey (Ralph) of London, Robert (Carol) of Woodstock, and Mark (Bernice) of Thamesford.  Sadly missed by her grandchildren Kevin, Darrell, Shawn, Trevor, Marcia, Lisa, Dan, Samantha, Steve, Makayla, Robyn, and Emma and great grandchildren Lindsay, Erin, Ryann, and Darrell.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Marjorie was predeceased by her two sons John (1975) and Paul (1975), two brothers and four sisters. Private family funeral arrangements.   If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation 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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Filed Under: Ontario

McQUADE: Berny of Woodstock

Posted by on May 27, 2013

McQUADE, Berny – Peacefully, with family at her side at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Sunday, May 26, 2013, Margaret Bernice “Berny” McQuade (nee Darch) in her 83rd year.  Cherished wife of Allan for over 62 years.  Much loved mother of Michael McQuade (Kim) of Grimsby, Wendy McQuade (Ron Holtzhauer) of Guelph and Doug McQuade of Woodstock.  Loving grandmother of Kyle, Joshua, Christopher, Zachary, Matthew and Lauren.  Dear sister of Betty Kerr and Bob Darch (Vera) and sister-in-law of Paul McQuade.  Also lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Art Darch, sister-in-law Joyce Darch, brother-in-law Robert Kerr and sister-in-law Gloria McQuade.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm followed by a memorial service to celebrate Berny’s life in the chapel at 2:30 pm with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry officiating.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 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: Guelph, Niagara Falls, Woodstock

KOOKLA: Paul of Woodstock

Posted by on May 25, 2013

KOOKLA, Paul – Suddenly at home on Friday, May 24, 2013, Paul Kookla of Woodstock in his 58th year.  Beloved son of John and Dorothy Kookla of Woodstock.  Dear father of Casey Kookla of Woodstock.  Brother of Michael Kookla (Pat) of Branchton.  Nephew of James Steele (Thelma) of Woodstock and Barbara Pressey (Ross) of London.  Also survived by numerous cousins.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the War Amps or VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

MORRIS: Vivian of Woodstock and formerly of Windsor

Posted by on May 23, 2013

MORRIS, Vivian – Peacefully at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Thursday, May 23, 2013, Vivian Morris of Woodstock and formerly of Windsor at the age of 91.  Beloved wife of the late Frank (2000).  Loving mother of Wayne (Dale) (the late Linda, 2004) of Burks Falls, Frank (Loretta) of Woodstock and Sharon Porter (Gerald) of Amherstburg.  Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Shawn, Jody, Jennifer, Tammy, Frank and Eric and her 14 great grandchildren.  Private arrangements followed by a family memorial at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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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Filed Under: Windsor

BATTISTON: Sylvano of Woodstock

Posted by on May 21, 2013

BATTISTON, Sylvano – Peacefully, surrounded by his family at VON Sakura House on Monday, May 20, 2013, one day prior to their 53rd wedding anniversary, Sylvano “Syl” Battiston of Woodstock in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of Wanda.  Loving father of Sylvana (Doug Oliver), Rosie (Stephen Day), Lucy (Nick Faclaris) and Wendy (Eric Froats).  Proud Nonno of Nicholas (Christina), Gregory, Tabitha (Justin Shank), Bridget (Jordan Vandermeer), Rachel, Tessa, Jesse, Madison and Juliette.  Brother of Domenico (Ede), Nita (late Antonio), Bruna (late Tuilio), Olga (Enrico) and the late Lucia.  Brother-in-law of Albert (late Nancy), Dina (Franco), the late Mario (Dorothy) and the late George (Gail).  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Syl will also be fondly remembered by his friends from Fisher Controls where he worked for 32 years.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Private interment later at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House, Holy Trinity Building Fund or the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

MAYER: Mathias of Woodstock

Posted by on May 20, 2013

MAYER, Mathias – Passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 surrounded by family.  Mathias Mayer was born in Németbánya in Veszprém County, Hungary, April 26, 1927 and is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Maria (nee Trusits) Mayer, his sons Matthew Mayer Jr. and family, William and family, and George.  Mathias was predeceased by his father Andreas Mayer in 1956, by his mother Maria (nee Schmidt) Mayer in 1988 and by siblings Mary, Andreas, Agnes and Johann.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

THURLOW: John of Woodstock

Posted by on May 15, 2013

THURLOW, John – Peacefully, surrounded by his family at LHSC-Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, John Edward Thurlow of Woodstock in his 59th year. Beloved son of Betty Thurlow and the late Robert Thurlow (1985).  Proud father of Aimee Thurlow of Woodstock and Shawn Thurlow (Amanda) of Innerkip.   Loving Pappa of Victoria, Payton, Logan and Jaxton.  Dear brother of Lynne Thurlow (Bruce Hodges) of Woodstock.  John was a longtime employee of Thomas Bus.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Huntington Society 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: Woodstock

MOSLEY: William of Woodstock

Posted by on May 11, 2013

MOSLEY, William D. “Bill” – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday night, May 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.  Loving husband and best friend of Barb (nee Bain) for over fifty-four years.  Devoted father of Lorelei Benny (Rick) and son Chris (predeceased April 1981).  Proud uncle of Mike McLean (Anne).  Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jennifer MacLellan (Rob) and Chris Benny (friend Amanda Ziricino).  Proud and loving Papa to Mike and Anne’s children Cody, Shelby and Nicholas.  Proud and loving great grandfather Papa to Jennifer and Rob’s children Thomias and Gault.  Loving brother and great pal of Allan (Deanna).  Loved dearly by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his mother Mary Gault Mosley (1997) and his father Norman Allan Mosley (2003).  Bill leaves behind many good friends and neighbours both in Canada and the United States.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Lloyd Bennett officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family expresses their gratitude to the staff at the cancer clinic and CCU at Woodstock Hospital for the compassionate care given to Bill.  Memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Program or VON Sakura House will be gratefully acknowledged.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FLEGEL: William of Woodstock

Posted by on May 1, 2013

FLEGEL, William – Bill Flegel passed away suddenly at his home in Woodstock on Monday, April 29, 2013 in his 54th year.  He was born on June 17, 1959 in St. Thomas.  Father of Pam Flegel (Phil Kenworthy) of Vancouver, Rachel Flegel of London, Taylor Flegel of Woodstock and Tamra Flegel of Tillsonburg.  Brother of Jack Flegel (Anabel) of Cambridge, Dave Flegel of Birch Island, Linda Polly (Gordon) of Vancouver and Deb Fogal of Hamilton.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Jack and Anne (nee Hall) Flegel.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 2-4 pm.  Cremation followed by a private interment later at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer.  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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ANDERSON: Byron of Woodstock, formerly of Jamaica

Posted by on April 26, 2013

ANDERSON, Byron – Byron George Anderson formerly of Orange Bay, Portland, Jamaica, untimely passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.  Beloved husband of Carleen Anderson.  Dear father of Rojé and Rihanna at home, and Kirkland, Kathleen, Jermeine, Keisha and Kevin all overseas.  Brother of Phyllis “Patsy” Hawthorne, William “Waterman” Anderson, Alpheus “Bushy” Anderson and Leroy Anderson.  Also survived by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and numerous other relatives and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Uriah and Luna Anderson.  Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Pastor Fitz Higgins officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodstock.  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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GAMBLE, Ronald of Woodstock, formerly of Tillsonburg

Posted by on April 22, 2013

GAMBLE, Gamble, Ronald newspaperRonald – Suddenly at home on Monday, April 22, 2013, Ronald Jr. “Butch” Gamble of Woodstock and formerly of Tillsonburg, at the age of 46. Father of Michelle. Son of Ron Sr. of Tillsonburg and Carrie-Ann of Woodstock. Brother of Trish Gamble of Woodstock, Tim Gamble of Woodstock, Danny Gamble of Tillsonburg and Shirley Graham of Tillsonburg. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and a nephew. Friends will be received at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon for a funeral service in the chapel at 12:00 noon. Interment at Tillsonburg Cemetery. 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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Filed Under: Woodstock

KNOPF: Margrit of Woodstock

Posted by on April 19, 2013

KNOPF, Margrit – At VON Sakura House on Thursday, April 18, 2013, our loving mother Margrit Hazina Knopf (nee Meijer), 1943 – 2013.  A flower pressed forever into our minds’ book of memories, cherished by our hearts. A breathtaking vision of love, gentle as the whispering breeze of spring. Strong and stubbornly she weathered fierce storms that ravaged her, which took her from us too soon.  She will be missed and loved always and forever, our loving mother.  Survived by loving husband Rudiger A. W. Knopf, children Sabine Beaudry (Rakesh Kumar), Sonja Jackson (Warren), Wendy-Lynn Knopf (Robert Mahoney), and Ron Knopf (Tiffany), grandchildren Marina, Shaila, Emily, Teresa, Angelina Jackson, Riley Mahoney, Olivia and Aiden Knopf, brother Harry Meijer, niece Heike Janssen, and many other family members. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, April 22, 2013, 7-9 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or VON Sakura House would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

LONGSHORE: Stephen of Woodstock

Posted by on April 17, 2013

Longshore, Stephen – Suddenly of a heart attack on April 15, 2013 in Woodstock, Ontario at the age of 76. Stephen was never married and had no children. He is survived by his two sisters Nancy Longshore Ross of Banff, AB and his twin Susan McLeod (Bud) of Half Moon Bay, BC.  Uncle to Kathy in BC, Jennifer in AB, Stephanie in AB, Greg in ON, Rod in AB, Julie in California, Kevin in the UK and Randy in California. Stephen is also survived by a number of great nephews and nieces and was especially close to his great niece Dana Ross of Innerkip, ON. Stephen was born in Culver City, California to Willard and Norma Longshore on October 3, 1936. In 1948 his father was tasked with some work as an executive in the oil patch in Alberta and thus moved his family to Calgary. Stephen grew up in Calgary and after high school was recalled by the US government to serve 3 years in the US army. He served most of his duty in Italy. Once discharged from the army, Stephen attended the University of British Columbia attaining a degree in philosophy. He landed a job as a broker in Montreal where he worked for a number of years before taking a job with a firm in Toronto. After many years on Bay Street, Steve’s life took a turn and he landed in Woodstock, Ontario. There he turned his lifelong passion for collecting first edition books into a career as an Antiquarian Bookseller (Adjala Bookshop). Stephen sold thousands of books to buyers from many countries throughout the world. Stephen had a lifelong passion for golf and played often until failing health prevented him from doing so. From his nephew Greg Ross: The two things that stand out in my time with Steve are our annual maple syrup “Sugaring Off” gatherings with friends and family (some of you were there!) and Steve re-introducing me to golf, which I hadn’t played in 5 years. Our first time out on the course I shot 130 and Steve in the mid 90’s.  I had been beaten soundly. The next time out we bet a buck a hole (as we continued to do forever) and ended up very close in score, but he won. After the round and thinking he should have taken me for much more money than he had, he slyly looked at me and said “I think you tried to shark me.”  I had not. Stephen continued to beat me on the golf course more often than not for the rest of our golf days together (the usual orders were: be there at 6 am, while the dew is on and the course is ours). He was right. Gathering the maple sap was arduous. Steve typically had 20+ buckets hanging throughout the property which we would dutifully go out and drain into various 5 gallon containers. This sap was then poured into a turn of the century cauldron, suspended by a homemade tripod of Steve’s making, over an open wood fire. The cauldron required much skimming of airborne ash from the fire. I would watch Steve skim the pot and revel in his quiet delight as his invited guests enjoyed all of it. All guests went home with a small jar of Stephen’s maple syrup. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 7-9 pm. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated. www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Toronto, Woodstock

MOHR: Dorothy of Woodstock and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on April 17, 2013

Dorothy Emily Mohr, January 5/1929 – April 1/2013. Passed peacefully, surrounded by family on April 1/2013. Born and raised in Toronto Dorothy (Dot) was married to her beloved childhood sweetheart George for 66 years. She was a proud and loving mother to George Jr. and Rod (Suzanne), adoring Grandmother to Melanie Mohr-Harris (Dave), Stacey Lovell (Shawn), Stephanie Johnson (Neill), Bobby Mohr, Kevin Mohr and Great-Grandmother to Amber and Mackenzie Lovell. Dorothy was predeceased by her sister and best friend Kathleen Edwards. She was also cherished as “Auntie Doe” to many. Dorothy was a career woman, who took great pride in her work at Ryerson and Maclean-Hunter. More than anything though, she enjoyed being with George, surrounded by family and friends. She was an amazing hostess who loved to entertain. There are endless cherished memories and stories of the great times at Dot and George’s dinner parties, holiday celebrations or weekends at the cottage on Nogie’s Creek.
In the words of one of her favourite Frank Sinatra songs:

And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Dorothy will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honour to know and love her.

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Filed Under: Toronto, Woodstock

HINNEGAN: Donald of Woodstock

Posted by on April 15, 2013

Donald HinneganHINNEGAN, Donald – Peacefully at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Monday, April 15, 2013, Don Hinnegan of Woodstock at the age of 77.  Beloved husband of Mary Lynn (nee McKeon) for 51 years.  Dear father of Patrick Hinnegan (Calana) of Stratford, Erin Vandenbussche (Jerry) of Woodstock, and Shannon Hinnegan of Woodstock. Cherished Papa of Megan, Aislinn, Brad, Amanda, Tyler, Vanessa, Troy, Laura, Carly, and Rachel. Brother of Allan Hinnegan (Paula), Carol Kelly, Colleen Osterberg (Keith), Fred Hinnegan (Brenda), and Perry Hinnegan (Karen), and step-brother of        John Sawyer (Rose Mary), Helen Valcaniante (Nick), Jim Sawyer (Irene), and Pat Becktold (Martin).  Predeceased by his parents Donald Sr. and Helen Hinnegan, his step-mother Elizabeth Hinnegan, and his step-sister Mary Beth Lachine.  Don was an honourary life member of the Knights of Columbus, a senator of the Junior Chamber of Commerce International, and an inductee of both the Chatham and Dresden Sports Halls of Fame. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock, on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund or VON Sakura House would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London, Woodstock

BRADSHAW: Lois of Woodstock

Posted by on April 11, 2013

BRADSHAW, Lois  – At her home in Woodstock on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Lois Margret Bradshaw in her 76th year.  Born December 31, 1937 in Kitchener, Ontario.  Predeceased by her mother Hazel Bradshaw (1988), twin brother Louis Bradshaw (2010), brother George Bradshaw (2003) and son Ronald Gauvin (1981).  Mother of Bonnie Hartsell (Grant), Sandra Visser (Gary), Susan Gauvin, Leo Gauvin and Paul Gauvin (Angie).  Also survived by 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Beloved owner of Buddy and Fluffy.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 7-9 pm.  Memorial service in the chapel on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Mark McLennan officiating.  Cremation followed by interment at South Easthope Cemetery, Shakespeare. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Salvation Army would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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INWOOD: Amanda (nee MacLean) of Woodstock

Posted by on April 7, 2013

INWOOD, Amanda – Peacefully at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Sunday, April 7, 2013, Amanda Inwood (nee McAdam) of Woodstock, in her 105th year.  Wife of the late Clarence (1983).  Beloved mother of Bonita Blancher and the late Lloyd Inwood (1994).  Loving grandmother of Susan Smale, Michael Inwood and Linda MacLean, and great grandmother of Alex and Erin Smale and Krystan MacLean.  Also predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Bonnie Pilkey officiating.  Interment later at the Presbyterian Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the London Humane Society 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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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

POTEMANS-SHAW: Sandy of Woodstock

Posted by on April 2, 2013

Potemans-Shaw, SandyPOTEMANS-SHAW, Sandy – At Woodstock Hospital on Monday, April 1, 2013. Beloved wife of Ken Shaw. Loving daughter of Francois and Madeleine Potemans. Loving sister of Roy (Anita) Potemans. Will be greatly missed by her loving friends April, Rosemary and Tammy. She will also be missed by her mother-in-law Pat Shaw and her friend Eva. Sandy will also be missed by the rest of the Shaw family as well as many others. Special thanks to Dr. Fryer and the many caring nurses at Woodstock Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. Please join us in a celebration of Sandy’s life at 26 Bonaparte Lane, London on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1 – 4 pm. If desired, memorial donations to the London Regional Cancer Program or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation 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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Filed Under: London, Ontario

HENDERSON: Daniel of Woodstock

Posted by on March 24, 2013

HENDERSON, Daniel – At  LHSC-Victoria Hospital on Saturday, March 23, 2013, Daniel Henderson of Woodstock in his 70th year.  Beloved husband of Roberta “Bobbie” Henderson (nee Gardener).  Father of Dean Caissie (Galann) of Woodstock, William Caissie (Katherine) of Woodstock and the late Frederick Caissie (1965).  Grandfather of Sarah, Leanna, Kristina and Jessica, and great grandfather of William and Owen.  Brother of Evelyn, Glen, Ethel, Tina, Wilma, Linda and Phil.  Predeceased by his parents Philip and Cora (nee Mason) Henderson and sisters Wanetta and Ilene.  A private family gathering will be held.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation (for Dialysis Unit) 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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SCIURKO: Ruth of Woodstock

Posted by on March 23, 2013

SCIURKO, Ruth – Peacefully at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Saturday, March 23, 2013, Ruth Sciurko (nee Pflugfelder) of Woodstock in her 85th year.  Predeceased by her husband Michael (1992).  Mother of Michael Sciurko of Woodstock, Mark Sciurko (Sherry) of Woodstock, Katherine deBoer of East Aurora, NY and Joanna Sciurko (Robert McKay) of Woodstock.  Grandmother of Claudia, Kiera, Julian, Emma and Graham.  Sister of Werner Pflugfelder (Honey) of Woodstock and Eric Pflugfelder of Germany.  The family extends their thanks to the staff of Caressant Care for their kind care.  A memorial service will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:30 am.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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KOREVAAR: Tina of Woodstock

Posted by on March 19, 2013

KOREVAAR, Tina – Peacefully at PeopleCare Tavistock on Monday, March 18, 2013, Tina Korevaar formerly of Woodstock, at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Arthur (1977).  Loving mother of Georgine Robinson (Vern) of Mississauga, Artena Hutchison (Randy) of Pickerel River, Anny King (Eric) of Woodstock and Jay Korevaar (Mary) of Tillsonburg.  Dear grandmother of Jill Hutchison (Matt), Karen Hutchison, Sara Bevilacqua (Alex), Ian Smith and Emily King, and great grandmother of Max Bevilacqua.  Also survived by her extended family in The Netherlands. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 5-7 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Mark McLennan officiating.  Spring interment at the Presbyterian 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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FORDHAM: Art of Woodstock

Posted by on March 18, 2013

FORDHAM, Arthur – On Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll a green puff of smoke blew “Arty” (Arthur) Roy Fordham in his 56th year to greener pastures.  Art is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Alvina and children Stanley and Nick (Connie) Fordham.  Art was a very proud Papa to his two little gems Jake and Ella.  Also survived by his sister Pat (Terry) Muirhead.  Liz (Neil), Anita (Wilf) and Mike were proud to have Art in their lives as more than just a brother-in-law.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Pearl Fordham.  Art was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 495, Beachville.  Please come celebrate Arty’s life in his style of jeans and T-shirts at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, followed by a service in the chapel at 4:00 pm with Rev. David Van Patter officiating.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation of Canada, or VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

LUDLOW: William R. of Woodstock

Posted by on March 16, 2013

LUDLOW, William Ross (March 5, 1929 – March 15, 2013) – After prolonged suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Predeceased by his loving wife, Helen, of nearly 60 years. Proud father of Rick (Barbara) of Guelph. Loving grandfather to Katy, Bryn and the late Reed. Dear brother to Eileen, Mitz, Ruth, Ron, Audrey Anne, and the late Judy. Working hard and saving for a rainy day were values instilled in him from being born and raised in the Depression. Bill was a family man, fisherman, truck driver, and gardener – proud to show his flower and vegetable garden to anyone who stopped by the front porch for a visit. His sense of humour and generosity will be remembered always. The family is grateful to the caregiving Bill received over the last 11 months at the Woodstock General Hospital and Riverside Glen in Guelph. Family and friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a memorial service in the chapel at 11:00 am. If desired, donations in Bill’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, the Woodstock Hospital Foundation, 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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Filed Under: Brantford, Woodstock

PARKER: Stanley H. of Woodstock

Posted by on March 9, 2013

PARKER, Stanley – Peacefully at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Thursday, March 7, 2013, Stanley Howard Parker of Woodstock in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of the late Norma Jean Parker (nee Brown) (1985).  Loving father of Howard (Jane), Frank (Andria Weatherbee), Wes (Christine) and Norma (Cam Lossing), all of Woodstock.  Devoted Papa of 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Also survived by his sisters Blanche Micklos (Vincent), Rose Parker, Elsie Dellow (Rick Whittington) and Betty Lindsay (Cory Boeder).  Stan will be dearly missed by his friend Helen Bendell.  Predeceased by his brothers Jim, Cecil, Donald and Roy and brother-in-law John Parker.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 am.  Spring interment at the Woodstock Baptist Cemetery.  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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Filed Under: Woodstock

EDEN: Ruby of Sweaburg

Posted by on February 18, 2013

EDEN, Ruby – Peacefully at VON Sakura House on Monday, February 18, 2013, Ruby Grace Eden (nee Flintoft) of Sweaburg in her 79th year. Beloved wife of William Charles Eden. Dear mother of Heather Penny (Greg) of Wiarton, Charles Eden (Michele) of Sweaburg, and Martin Eden (Julia) of Woodstock. Loving Grandma of W.G. Penny, Matt Penny, William Eden (Sarah), Christopher Eden, Stacie Eden and Richard Eden. Also fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Jagoe and Jean Brown, and her brother Bob Flintoft. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a Memorial Service in the chapel at 1:00 pm.  Cremation followed by interment later at Sweaburg 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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Filed Under: London, Woodstock