NUGTEREN: Jean of Woodstock

Posted by on October 21, 2012

Woutrina Jannetje “Jean” Nugteren (nee De Ruiter) went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Born February 13, 1919 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Loving wife of the late Leonard Nugteren (1991). Beloved mother of Tina and Eddie Westerhof, Rose and Cliff Buitenhuis, Cory and Stuart Siderius, Nelly and Albert Mulder, Arie and Marianne Nugteren, Larry and Irene Nugteren. Loving grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.  Survived by one sister Sjaan in The Netherlands and one dear sister-in-law Nell De Ruiter of Brampton.  Friends will be received at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 410 Lansdowne Avenue, Woodstock on Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service at Covenant Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:30 am. Private interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Word and Deed 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: London, Woodstock

FLETCHER: Tom of Tavistock, formerly of Woodstock

Posted by on October 15, 2012

FLETCHER, Thomas – Peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, October 14, 2012, Thomas Arthur Fletcher “Tom” of Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre, Tavistock and formerly of Woodstock, in his 64th year. Beloved brother of Harry (Stella) Fletcher, Irene (Bob) Crawford, Richard (Carolyn) Fletcher and Edward (Rosemary) Fletcher.  Dear brother-in-law of Theresa Fletcher, Shirley Fletcher and Victor Pimentel.   Predeceased by his parents Gilbert Fletcher and Bertha Fletcher (nee Moore), his two brothers Kenneth Fletcher and Gilbert Fletcher, and his sister Margaret Pimentel (nee Fletcher).  Tom will be remembered by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.  Cremation will take place.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 10:00 – 11:00 am for a Service to Celebrate Tom’s life in the chapel at 11:00 am. Cremation followed by interment later at the Anglican Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation (for the Dialysis Unit) would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

LEROY: Cesar of Brantford and Woodstock

Posted by on October 14, 2012

LEROY, Cesar – Peacefully at Hardy Terrace, Mount Pleasant, on Friday, October 12, 2012, Cesar Leroy of Brantford and Woodstock, in his 85th year.  Along with all his brothers and sisters, Cesar was intensely active as a French Resistance Fighter during WWII.  He was a strong and charismatic man who was deeply devoted to his precious wife, his children, his friends, his co-workers and his religion.  He was a loud Frenchman who loved to live his life to the fullest whenever he could.  He will be sorely missed by all the people who have come into contact with him.  Beloved husband of Lucette (née Ginet) for 63 years.  Father of the late Alain Leroy, Micheline Medve (Leslie) of Scotland, Jacqueline Leroy (Carlos Benchimol) of Toronto, Laurette Leroy of Woodstock, Diane Zandbergen (Jerry) of Brantford, and Luc Leroy (Dee) of Trenton.  Grandfather of Dominicque Leroy, Adam Seewald, Elliot Benchimol-Leroy, Stephanie Medve, Leslie Medve, Christine Perssia, Stacey Perssia, the late Sean Leroy, David Leroy, and Jonathan Leroy.  Great grandfather of Alexis Leroy, Alexis Benchimol-Leroy, Madison White, and Daemon Leroy.  Also remembered by his adopted daughter Therese Sabourin.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:00 am.  If desired, memorial donations to St. John Ambulance 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: Brantford, Woodstock

COUCH: Alfred of Woodstock

Posted by on October 12, 2012

COUCH, Alfred – Suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Alfie Couch of Woodstock in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Terry Jamieson for over 31 years. Dear step-father of Bradley Jamieson (Tamara) of Saskatoon and step-grandfather of Damen. Brother of Eleanor Couch, Pam Saunders, and Muriel Williams (Gordon), all of Woodstock. Alfie was a longtime employee of C.L. Routenburg & Sons and was always grateful of their generosity over the years. Private family arrangements. If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House 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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RUSSELL: George of Woodstock

Posted by on October 10, 2012

After a long illness, George Waldie Russell passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Leona Annette Russell (2004) (nee Meyers).  Dear father of David (Debbie), Brenda, Richard and Robert. Loved grandfather of Jennifer (Steve) and Scott. Dear brother of Olive Struck.  Dear uncle of John Struck and Leslie Lecocq.  Will be dearly missed by Sue Robertson.  Predeceased by his brother Billy Russell and his brother-in-law Delmar Struck. Private family arrangements. If desired, memorial donations to the Ontario S.P.C.A. 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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JONES: Frank of Woodstock

Posted by on October 7, 2012

Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, October 5, 2012, Frank “Taff” Hubert Jones of Woodstock in his 93rd year.  Husband of the late Doris Marie Jones (nee Dougherty).  Father of James D’Arcy Jones.  Grandfather of D’Arcy Jones-Ropp (Dale), Christine McDonald (Al), Vickey Brown (Gary), Morgan Jones (Dawn), and Tracy Ball.   Also lovingly remembered by his many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Predeceased by two sons, Frank Hubert Jones and Steven George Jones, daughter-in-law Bette Marie Jones, grandson-in-law David Ball, brothers Bill, George, Joe and Richard, and sisters Elizabeth “Topps,” and Louise.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry officiating.  Cremation followed by interment later at the Anglican Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

BOM: William of Mount Elgin

Posted by on October 3, 2012

At University Hospital, London, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 it pleased the Lord to call home His child, William Bom of Mount Elgin.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Kersten) for 50 years.  Loving father of Mary Byl and her husband Teo of Burgessville and Irene Bom of Mount Elgin.  Dear grandfather of Lia, Cees, William, Margaret, and Richard.  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 at Bethel United Reformed Church, 862 Alice Street, Woodstock on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. James Sinke officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  No flowers please.  If desired, memorial donations to The Bible League would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MONTGOMERY: Marjorie of Tavistock and formerly of Woodstock

Posted by on October 1, 2012

Born in Amulree, Ontario on August 8, 1927, Marjorie Arnetta Montgomery (nee Berg) passed away peacefully at Bonnie Brae, Tavistock on Monday, October 1, 2012, in her 86th year.  Wife of the late Bill Montgomery (1991).  Dear mother of Ron Montgomery (Melia Miller) of Bancroft, Jim Montgomery (Patti Spice) of Brampton, Judy Johnstone (George) of Arthur and Peter Montgomery (Annette) of Waterdown.  Loving grandmother of Tabitha and Lindsay Johnstone, and Jennifer, Michelle and Mackenzie Montgomery, and great grandmother of Brayden Johnstone.  Sister of Florence Berg of Tavistock, and Leona McGregor of Ingersoll.  Predeceased by her parents John and Annie (nee Koch), her sisters Freida, Lorna, Louise and Audrey, brothers Oscar, John and Ray, brother-in-law Bob Montgomery and sister-in-law Helen Montgomery (nee Pettit).   Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 pm with Rev. Sara Faulhafer officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 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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Filed Under: Stratford, Woodstock

SEGEE: Donald of Woodstock

Posted by on September 30, 2012

Donald Segee

SEGEE, Don – Dad passed peacefully at VON Sakura House in Woodstock, on Friday, September 28, 2012 in his 83rd year. Husband of his beloved late wife Velma (nee Barnes) (1993) and dear father of Randy (Bonnie) of London, David (Georgina) of London, Roseanne Crandall of Woodstock, son in law Dave Crandall, Gail Demers (Larry) of Woodstock, and Gregory (Beth) of London. He will be sadly missed by his dear sister Norma Aitken (Jack) of London and brother Byron (the late Joyce) of Windsor, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at VON Sakura House in Woodstock, and the Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Units of Woodstock Hospital. A special thank you to the wonderful volunteers, especially Helen from Sakura House for sharing so much time to comfort our dad. A memorial service will be held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 594754 County Road 59, Woodstock, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Rodney Davis officiating.  Cremation.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation (for Rehabilitation or Palliative Care) 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: London, Woodstock

GILBERT: Kenneth of London

Posted by on September 26, 2012

GILBERT, Kenneth Clark – Kenneth Clark Gilbert, 99 of London, ON, formerly of Woodstock, passed peacefully, Monday, September 24, 2012, at the McCormick Home, London.  Ken was born January 16, 1913 in Woodstock to Edward and Alice (Morris) Gilbert and married Doris Jean Clarkson on June 12, 1940.  He is survived by his daughter Lyn (Gil) Moore of Joppatown, MD, his son Gary (Anne) Gilbert of London, ON, his grandchildren Elizabeth (Keith) Voss of Baltimore, MD, Ken (Melanie) Moore of Bel Air, MD, Sarah Gilbert of Toronto and Chris (Marcy Langille) Gilbert of Vancouver, BC, and his great grandchildren, Alex, Lindsey and Natalie Voss, and Blake, Brooke and Brad Moore.  Ken was a long time resident of Woodstock, served his country in WWII, a loyal Rotarian and past manager of the Beer Store in Woodstock.  He loved all sports, hockey, golf, curling, and was a member of the Woodstock Grad football team, Jr. Dominion Championship of 1931.  Ken was a loving husband and father, a mentor to many and will be truly missed by all.  We wish a heart filled “thank you” to all the staff at McCormick Home for making Ken’s final years special.  You are truly kind and caring people.  A Graveside Service will be held at Hillview Cemetery, Fifth Avenue, Woodstock on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:30 am. If desired, memorial donations to the McCormick Home, London 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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FLINT: Harry Reginald of Woodstock

Posted by on September 24, 2012

Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on September 24, 2012.  Much loved and loving husband to Shirley (2009) for 66 years.  Our gentle, caring Dad will be greatly missed by us, his kids … Cheryl Barr of Woodstock, Mary Catherine (Cathy) Atwell of St. Marys, and Harry (Skip) of Calgary; and by Doug, Cheryl’s husband.  He was a proud and loving Grandpa to Scott (1999), Lisa, Janet, Andrea and Melanie, and he delighted in being Big Grandpa/Great Grandpa to their children.  In their retirement years, Mom and Dad loved to travel and shared great times and adventures together … and always, always held hands.  They were a great team and will be happy to be together again.  Although Dad was a quiet man, he was loving and affectionate.  He loved freely and unconditionally, and gave great hugs.  He was always a gentleman and had a delightful sense of humour, which endeared him to all who met him and cared for him.  He touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  A heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Dad throughout his time at Woodstock Hospital, for their affection, care and compassion.  Friends will be received at the Church of the Epiphany, 560 Dundas St., Woodstock, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 10:30 – 11:30 am for a Memorial Service at 11:30 am with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry officiating.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 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: London, Windsor, Woodstock

MARGERUM: Bruce of Woodstock

Posted by on September 20, 2012

Peacefully at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Bruce Margerum of Woodstock in his 85th year. Husband of June (nee Davenport) and father of Robert, Susan and Laurie.  Grandfather of Katrina, Samantha, Matthew, Adam and Quentin.  Brother of Jim (Phyllis), and brother-in-law of Joyce Margerum.  Predeceased by his brother Herbert.  Bruce was a Past Master and 50 year member of Mercer Wilson Lodge No. 678 and a Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 55, Woodstock. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 55, Woodstock would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Fiorino, Bruno of Woodstock

Posted by on September 19, 2012

FIORINO, Bruno – With tremendous grace and courage Bruno Fiorino passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 after his own battle with cancer.  He was the cherished husband to Catherine (Kay), sharing 51 years of marriage. He is deeply missed and loved by daughter Gina Chmara and her husband Richard.  Bruno adored and was so proud of his grandchildren Brandon, Mitchel, Zaccharie and Chiara.  His is survived by daughter-in-law Brigitte, sister Francesca (Tano) and brothers Sam (late Antonietta 2009), Mike (Sue), Joe (Rina), Luigi (Carol) and many nieces and nephews.  Bruno survived the devastating loss of his beloved son and best friend Ted on September 19, 1999. We take great comfort in knowing they are together again today.   A private memorial service will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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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Filed Under: Woodstock

DEMAREST, Katherine of Zurich

Posted by on September 19, 2012

DEMAREST, Katherine – Suddenly at her home in Zurich, Katherine Marie Demarest in her 51st year. Beloved daughter of Al and the late Julienne (2011). Dear sister of Robert (Penny) Demarest of Drumbo, Shirley (Ian) Drever of Belwood and Nancy (Scott) MacDonald of Cambridge. Loving aunt of Jeremy (Sarah), Tawnya (Todd), Cameron and Hillarie, and great aunt of Madelyn.  Also lovingly remembered by her many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as her godchildren. Katherine was a dedicated teacher at St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School in Clinton.  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, September 22, 2012 at 10:30 am. Interment later at Drumbo Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Brain Injury Association of London and Region would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: London, Stratford, Woodstock

STEVENS: Tommy of Woodstock

Posted by on September 13, 2012

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in London, Thomas “Tommy” James Stevens of Woodstock at the age of 32.  Beloved husband of Beth Beaumont and loving father of Katie, Taylor, Cody and Brooklyn.  Dear son of Bill and Nancy Stevens and son-in-law of Bonnie Mitton and Syd Beaumont.  Dear brother of Will Stevens (Carrie), Becky Stevens (Adam) and Michelle Stevens (Luke), and brother-in-law of Ryan Beaumont.  Predeceased by his infant sisters Jennifer, Lisa, Selena and Marie (1987).  Lovingly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Tommy will also be missed by his longtime best friend Matt Lotus.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  Interment at Princeton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to a Trust Fund for Tommy’s children would be appreciated (Bank of Montreal, Account #00472-8990285).  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

SMYTH: Betty of Woodstock

Posted by on September 5, 2012

Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Betty Willis Smyth (nee Chalk) of Woodstock in her 96th year.  Beloved wife for 66 years of the late John (2004).  Dear mother of Mary Stevens (late Harry), Lynda Smyth, Susan Colic (Valerie), David Smyth (Wendy), Jim Smyth (Heather), and the late Janet Whitwell (late George).  Also lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Janice O’Neill and sister-in-law of Maidie Chalk and Joseph Dertinger.  Loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sister Barbara Dertinger and brothers Jeffrey and Frank Chalk.  Betty was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church.  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, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Douglas Anderson officiating.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford or 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

COOK: Barbara (nee Kostis) of Woodstock

Posted by on September 4, 2012

COOK, Barbara – At her home in Woodstock, on Monday, September 3, 2012, Barbara Cook (nee Kostis) of Woodstock in her 90th year.  Dear sister of Mary J. Kostis and James Kostis.  Beloved mother of James Cook (Nancy).  Loving grandmother of Jennifer Jackson (Jason), Christopher Cook (Jill), Rachelle Cook, and Daryl Brazeau (Missy) and great grandmother of Ellianna, William, Joey, Brock, Bo, Crew, and Connor.  Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Mary Kostis, brother Daniel Kostis, sister Dorothy Strickland, daughter Bonnie Brazeau, and granddaughters Samantha and Jamie. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 am with Rev. Ken Charlton officiating.  Cremation followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

SUTHERLAND: Shirley of Woodstock

Posted by on September 3, 2012

Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Friday, August 31, 2012, Shirley Isobel Sutherland of Woodstock in her 89th year.  Daughter of the late Donald and Hattie Sutherland.  Dear sister of Gord (Marj) Sutherland of Toronto and Betty (late Cecil) Bryson of Sundridge, and sister-in-law of Rob Utting of Woodstock and Gwen Sutherland of Sharbot Lake.  Also predeceased by her brothers Fred and Bob, and her sister and best friend Elaine Utting.  Loving aunt of Greg (Sherry) and Tom (Barb) Bryson, Susan (Norm) Orviss, Mike Sutherland, David (Susan) Sutherland, Anne (Peter) Queen, and John (Angela), Andrew (Sabrina) and Scott (Cindy) Utting.  Also lovingly remembered by her 20 great nieces and nephews, and several great great nieces and nephews.  Shirley was a longtime employee of Standard Tube. She was an important member of the family who touched the next three generations with her kindness, wisdom and generosity. She will be lovingly remembered.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, 7-9 pm.  A Service of Remembrance will be held in the chapel on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  Interment at the Presbyterian Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or Easter Seals Ontario would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MOHR: George of Woodstock and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 28, 2012

George Raymond Mohr, December 23, 1928 – August 25, 2012. Passed away peacefully at the Woodingford Lodge in Woodstock on August 25th. Devoted and loving husband of 66 years to his childhood sweetheart Dorothy Mohr. George is survived by his twin sister Lou Tickens. Adoring Father to George and Rod (Suzanne). Doting Grandfather to Melanie Mohr-Harris (Dave), Stacey Lovell (Shawn), Stephanie Mohr-Johnson (Neill), Bobby Mohr, Kevin Mohr and Greatgrandfather to Amber and Mackenzie Lovell. George was also a cherished Uncle and Great Uncle to many. A Toronto native, George was a long time employee in management at Hallmark cards, becoming a member of their “25 Year Club”. Following their retirements, George and Dorothy moved to Peterborough, Ontario. They had recently moved to Woodstock to be close to family. George will be greatly missed by everyone who had the honour to know him. Private funeral arrangements have been planned by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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Filed Under: Toronto, Woodstock

CRAIG: Julie of Woodstock

Posted by on August 27, 2012

Peacefully, at VON Sakura House on Monday, August 20, 2012, Julie Anne Craig (nee Varga) of Woodstock. Loving mother of Brenda Bruyn (Reg) of Waterford, Deborah Lynn Dale (Dan) of Woodstock, and Lorrie DePater of Alvinston.  Devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren.  Dear friend of Terry Dumochel.  Julie will be missed and forever cherished by her many friends.  Julie was a hairdresser in Woodstock for over 43 years and will be remembered by her clients.  A private funeral service was held on August 24, 2012 for family and close friends.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario 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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PERRON: Doreen Joan (nee Cregg) of Woodstock and formerly of Kirkland Lake

Posted by on August 22, 2012

December 3, 1925 – August 20, 2012.  Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital.  Much loved Mom and very best friend of her only child Christine.  Survived by her son-in-law Bob Hainer and his family, sister-in-law Hannah Cregg, nieces and nephews Rick, Ken, Cathy, James, John, Harveline, Denis, Kerry, and Sherry.  Predeceased by her mother Ethel, father John, brother Jack, and Chris’ father Richard (2000).  Doreen was born in Oshawa, raised in Kirkland Lake and moved to Woodstock in 1974 to be near her daughter.  Private cremation arrangements.  A small graveside memorial will be held at the time of interment in Kirkland Lake Cemetery this fall.  My sincere thank you to all the caregivers at the Woodstock Hospital involved with my Mom, Dr. R. Stern, and to the staff at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home for their guidance through this emotional time.  To our friends and neighbours, your concerns and kindness have been greatly appreciated by our family.  Thank you to everyone.  Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ontario S.P.C.A. 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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ZISSER: Hildegard of Woodstock

Posted by on August 14, 2012

In Woodstock on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Hildegard Elisabeth Zisser of Woodstock, age 82.  Wife of the late Norbert (2000).  Dear mother of Helmut and his wife Luba of Toronto, and Norbert and his wife Veronika of Germany.  Devoted Oma of Julia, Patrick and Katharine.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 2-4 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 3:45 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Cremation followed by interment later at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  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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Filed Under: London, Woodstock

BRIMICOMBE: Mary of Woodstock and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 13, 2012

How sweet the hour of closing day! When all is peaceful and serene.   On August 12, 2012, Mary Hill Ferries Brimicombe passed peacefully and serenely at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock, Ontario, predeceased by her husband, Roy Allen Brimicombe, in 1989.  We were blessed to have a Mom who was unconditional in her love of Michael (Jacqui Kozak) of Woodstock, Elaine (Eric Campbell) of Ottawa and Karyn (Tim Stacey) of Innisfil. Mom was extremely proud of her grandchildren: Amy (George Kardaras) and Sarah both of Ottawa, Victoria (University of Waterloo), RJ and Nicholas (Innisfil), Ryan and Adam (Whitby). Her great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Jack, Holden, Daveigh and Leia (Ottawa) will learn that Mom led a full and wonderful life, encouraged each of us to live to our potential and to leave no stone unturned.  Sister of Audrey Griffin (the late Charles) and Aunt Mary to the Brimicombe, Andoff, Tomlinson and Griffin families.  A special friend of Pat Stacey, the Meilach and Kaga families, and the Flood and Verni families. Mom would want us to thank the wonderful staff at Woodingford Lodge for their exceptional care and for making Mom’s journey peaceful and with dignity.  A private memorial will take place in Scarborough. Please consider supporting the Alzheimer Society Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow…®

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Filed Under: Toronto, Woodstock

BYRNE: Patrick of Woodstock and formerly of BC

Posted by on August 11, 2012

Born July 2, 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died August 10, 2012 at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario.  He lived most of his adult life in British Columbia until they moved to RR 6, Woodstock, Ontario in 1996.  Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Irma Byrne (nee Tidy).  He was a wonderful father and grandfather to:  Cathy (John) Parciak, granddaughters Katie and Julia of Woodstock, Ontario; Celia (Jim) McBride, grandson Ken of Kamloops, BC; Connie (Kelly) Hayden of Lakewood, Washington; Michael Byrne, grandson Joey, granddaughters Kelsey and Isabella of North Vancouver, BC; and Patrick (Donna-Mae) Byrne, granddaughters Suzanne and Julia of Richmond, BC.  Predeceased by his wonderful grandson James Cameron “Jay” McBride in 1996.  Survived by three sisters: Kathleen (Gary) Whiting and Mickey (Joe) Sutton of California, and Eileen (Ed) De Massimo of Chase, BC.  Predeceased by two brothers: Barney and Jim of BC.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ontario, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CALIC: Josip, of Woodstock

Posted by on August 10, 2012

Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends, on Thursday, August 9, 2012, Josip Calic of Woodstock in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of Milica (nee Perza).  Dear father of Rose Zahirovic (Harry) and Frank Calic (Sylvia), all of Woodstock.  Loving Deda of Dajana Zahirovic (Hugh), Dejan Zahirovic (Jackie), Cheryl Calic (Shawn) and Jonathan Calic and great grandfather of Ryan, Liam and Chelsea.  Brother of Frank Calic (Elizabeth) of Long Point and the late Martin Calic (late Ana).  Also remembered by his nieces and nephews, as well as his extended family in Croatia.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, 2-4 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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