ANDRE: Martha of Woodstock

Posted by on June 27, 2013

ANDRE, Martha – At  University Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Martha Andre of Woodstock in her 65th year. Dear mother of Scott Paterson (Denise) of Windsor and Jacqueline  Paterson of Toronto.  Beloved Nana of Christian, Kaileen, Kyle and Morgan. Sister of Ernie Andre (Nola), Vicky Sterling (James), Julian Andre and the late Martin Andre.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 2-4 pm. Cremation to follow.  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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PETRIK: Joseph M. of Woodstock

Posted by on June 25, 2013

PETRIK, Joe – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital with his family at his side on Monday, June 24, 2013, Joseph Michael Petrik of Woodstock in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of Catharine.  Dear father of Michael and the late Joe Jr. (2003) and Catharine (1967).  Loving Pappa of Ashton and Ethan and Grandpa to Alora and Alicia.  Brother of Monika Jutko in Hungary.  Also predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7-9 pm.  A private service will be held.  If desired, memorial donations to 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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CASSONE: Andrew of Woodstock

Posted by on June 24, 2013

CASSONE, Andrew Raymond, B.A., B.Ed., M.A. – In Halifax, at the age of 32.  Beloved son of Raymond and Lorna Cassone of Woodstock.  Dear brother of Bryan and Allison.  Also remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by his grandparents Donald and Margaret McIntyre and Elena Cassone.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Private interment later at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  In recognition of Andrew’s love of nature, if desired, memorial donations to the Ontario SPCA 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 also be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: Woodstock

KANNENGIESSER; Gertrud “Trudy” of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on June 18, 2013

KANNENGIESSER, Gertrud – Peacefully at VON Sakura House on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Gertrud “Trudy” Kannengiesser of Woodstock at the age of 97 after a battle with cancer.  Beloved wife of the late Wilhelm Kannengiesser (1984).  Dear mother of the late Lotte Johanning (2005) and Werner Kannengiesser (1983).  Much loved Oma of Linda Mannek (Mario Boissonneau) of Woodstock and Marita Mannek (David Archer) of Stratford.  Oma will also be missed by her great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  A family service has been held followed by interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House, the Canadian Cancer Society 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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SUPINSKI: Les of Woodstock

Posted by on June 18, 2013

SUPINSKI, Les – At Woodstock Hospital on Friday, June 14, 2013, Lech “Les” Jozef Supinski at the age of 61.  Son of Mike and Stella Supinski.  Brother of Kazek Supinski (Treasa) and John Supinski.  Uncle of Bill Searles (Sandy), Tracy Blancher (Larry), Mike Supinski (Angela), Kathy vanderven (Daryl) and Adrianne Supinski.  Private family funeral arrangements.  Interment at St. May’s Catholic Cemetery.  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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WHITTINGTON: Jason of Ingersoll

Posted by on June 16, 2013

WHITTINGTON, Jason – Suddenly at home on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Jason Richard Whittington of Ingersoll, at the age of 35.  Son of Richard Whittington (Elsie) of Ingersoll and Deborah McLean of P.E.I.  Brother of Bonnie Weitzel (Jason) of London.  Remembered by his children Keegan and Abbey and their mother Cheryl Watson of St. Thomas.  Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation 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

BLACK: Michael of Woodstock

Posted by on June 8, 2013

Black, MikeBLACK, Michael – Suddenly, after a short illness, our dear Michael David William Black (Mike to many) passed away surrounded by family and friends on June 6, 2013.  Michael is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Barbara, his children Darren, Ryan (Lisa), Ashly (Ian) and his two precious grandsons Aaron and Nathan Black.  Also survived by his sister Barbara (Bruce), his brother Stephen (Jenny), his brother-in-law Robert Coté and many nieces and nephews, cousins and an uncle.  He was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Annette Black and his sister Patricia Coté.  Born on July 22, 1947 in North Bay, ON, Michael spent his formative years in Timmins, ON until he joined the R.C.M.P. on March 3, 1967, training in Regina SK and Penhold AB.  He was stationed in Thompson MB, Dauphin MB, Thunder Bay ON, Sudbury ON, North Bay ON and Woodstock where he and Barb settled and lived for over 19 years.  Michael loved golf, cycling, basketball, baseball, and hockey and coached young people for years.  He was always involved in volunteer work and community issues with a special fondness for veterans and the elderly; he had a lot of 80-year-old “girlfriends” at Woodingford Lodge and Caressant Care. He was a very spiritual man who lived Christ’s message – “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”  Michael was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and involved with Operation Sharing and Mission work as the “can man”, collecting cans for Missions here and abroad.  He had a love for life, a great sense of humour, a beautiful, friendly and welcoming personality.  He was a great husband, father and grandfather and will surely be missed. The adventure continues Michael.  We love you, God loves you, rest in the arms of God, good and faithful servant.  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 on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  A Royal Canadian Legion service will be held at 6:30 pm under the auspices of Branch 55.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00 am.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund, London Regional Cancer Program or Operation Sharing would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Filed Under: North Bay, Woodstock

MAATMAN: Joe of Woodstock

Posted by on June 6, 2013

MAATMAN, Joe – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Joe Maatman of Woodstock in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Jane.  Dear father of Helena Maatman, Angelique Maatman, Robert Maatman (Marian Murphy), Jacquie Pounden (Bill), Maria Maatman (Ed Lapins), Joseph Maatman and Nicolaas John Maatman (Tammy).  Loving Opa of Vanessa, Robbie, Jeffrey, Christopher, Zachary, Yvonne, Joseph Jr., Justin, Shannon and Adriana, and Great Opa of Robert III, Ciaran and William.  Brother of Frans and Thea of The Netherlands.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 2-4 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 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: Toronto, Woodstock

LEDUC: Archie of Woodstock

Posted by on June 4, 2013

Leduc, ArchieLEDUC, Archie – Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, June 3, 2013, Archie Leduc of Woodstock in his 92nd year.  Son of the late Daniel Leduc and Annie Allison.  Beloved husband of Jessie (nee MacDonald) for 57 years.  Dear father of Ken (Martha), Tom, Margaret Moores (Kelly), Patricia Tousaw (Scott), Don (Michelle), Neala Hoad (Michael), and the late Michael (1957-1975).  Loving grandfather of Janna (Rob), Neil, Eric, Spencer, Hayley, Charlotte, Emily, Laura (Carlos), Julia, Ellen, Jessie, Daniel, Jacqueline, and Rachael and great grandfather of Neala.  Archie worked for Agriculture Canada for over 30 years and served on the Residents Rights Committee at the Oxford Regional Centre.  He was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and choir, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Archie enjoyed many summers with his family at the cottage at Lake Clear in the Ottawa Valley.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment later at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Oxford (Day Program), the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, or the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com  A good and gentle man.

 

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Filed Under: Stratford, Woodstock

EMONTS: Martin of Woodstock

Posted by on June 3, 2013

EMONTS, Martin – In his 61st year Martin Emonts peacefully passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at VON Sakura House in Woodstock.  Beloved son of Mary Emonts and the late Martin Emonts Sr.  Beloved husband of Evelyn and loving father of Martin Jr. (Jen), D.J. (Samiera), Sylvia and Martha.  His memory will be kept alive through grandchildren Laira, Liam, Kieran, Jonyce and Breah.  A private family service will be held followed by a public memorial at a later date (to be announced).  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House or the London Regional Cancer Program 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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COOK: Darryl of Woodstock

Posted by on May 30, 2013

COOK, Darryl – Unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Darryl Robbin Cook in his 47th year.  Beloved son of Rob and Linda Cook.  Father of Stephanie and Randy and step-father to Lindsay, Kirsten and April.  Brother of Kelly (Jackie), Tracey Disher (Shawn), Crystal Cook, Sara Mears (Gary) and the late Benjamin (2002).  Grandson of Betty Cook (late Lawrence) and Mattie Highley (late Leonard).  Darryl will also be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1162 Nellis Street, Woodstock on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may also be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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