EROS: Joe of Woodstock

Posted by on December 11, 2012

Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, December 10, 2012, Joe Eros of Woodstock at the age of 79. Predeceased by his parents and siblings.  Uncle of Rick Tucsok of Woodstock and great uncle of Eric.  Joe will be forever missed by his dear friend Chad MacDonald of Woodstock.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society  would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MIERZWINSKI: Rev. Aleksander formerly of Woodstock

Posted by on December 11, 2012

In Bialystok, Poland on December 10, 2012, Rev. Aleksander Mierzwinski, in his 74th year.  Brother of Witold (Maria), Jozef (Lucyna), Wojciech (Maria), Danuta Oldziej and Jadwiga Tanski.  Also remembered by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews in Poland, Canada and USA. Predeceased by his brother Wladyslaw (Stanislawa) and his parents.  Fr. Aleksander was born on January 19, 1939 in Mierzwin Maly.  He was ordained in 1967 in Drohiczyn, Poland and came to Canada in 1986.  He served in London, Burlington and Woodstock at Holy Cross Polish Church until the time of his illness.  He returned to Poland on November 4, 2012.  His desire was to be buried in Niewodnica, Poland with his parents Stanislawa and Kazimierz.  A memorial mass in honour of Fr. Aleksander will take place at Holy Cross Polish Church, 169 Ingersoll Road, Woodstock on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 am, Fr. Eugeniusz Dziedzic officiating.

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MUIR: Jean of Woodstock

Posted by on December 11, 2012

Passed away peacefully at Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the age of 70.  Loving partner and best friend of Tommy Williamson for over 40 years.  Dear sister to Jim (Kelli) of Fergus, Doreen and Karen Smillie (Grant) of Guelph, and niece to Margaret Hamilton of Elora and Jean Muir of Parkhill.  Predeceased by her parents Helen (2001) and Walter (2002).  Jean will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins and also by the Williamson family.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm for a memorial service in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  If desired, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CURRY: Allan John of Woodstock and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on December 6, 2012

CURRY, Allan John – Suddenly, at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, December 3, 2012, Allan Curry of Woodstock and formerly of Hamilton at the age of 86.  Beloved husband and best friend of June Curry for over 60 years.  Loving father of twin daughters Heather Wilkins (Bill) of Mississauga and Pamela Curry (Peter Nykoluk) of Port Stanley.  Very dear grandad of his “Gem” Ashley Caronna (Casey) of Olympia, Washington, USA.  Brother of James Curry (Marguerite) of Burlington and uncle of Dale Higham (Jim) and Brent Curry.  A private family funeral service was held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, presided by Mr. William Farrar of the Woodstock Christadelphian Ecclesia.  Interment at Drumbo Cemetery, Drumbo.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family 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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Spafford: Vivian of Woodstock

Posted by on December 5, 2012

At her home on Saturday, December 1, 2012, Vivian Marie Spafford (nee Hurley) of Woodstock in her 87th year.  Wife of the late Robert Charles Spafford.  Mother of Doug Spafford (Diane) of Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.  Grandmother of Keith, Neil and Sara Spafford all of Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.  Sister of Grace Denholm (Dave) of Edmonton, Alberta and Robert Hurley of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Sister-in-law of Orv Slater of Renfrew.  Predeceased by her daughter Lynn Spafford and sisters Norma Slater and Peggy Monsees.  Private family arrangements.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Canadian Wildlife Federation 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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COOPER: Marie of Woodstock

Posted by on December 5, 2012

At People Care, Tavistock on Monday, December 3,      2012, Marie Evelyn Cooper (nee English) in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Al Cooper (2002).  Dear mother of Don Cooper (Betty) and Janet Robb (Steve).  Loving grandmother of Sarah Robb (Kevin) of Toronto and David Robb (Karen) of Kitchener, and great grandmother of David Jr.  Sister-in-law of Anna English of Haliburton, Mildred Cooper of St. Catharines, Earl Cooper (Eleanor) of West Gilford, Evelyn Bradley of Thunder Bay, Shirley Rapson of Toronto, and Louise Cooper of Ottawa.  Predeceased by her brothers Jack English and Vance English and sister June Parker.  Private family arrangements.  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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De MELO: Joe Jacinto of Woodstock

Posted by on December 1, 2012

De MELO, Joe Jacinto – Born January 2, 1940 in Azores, Portugal.  Suddenly at the age of 72, Joe De Melo passed away on November 30, 2012.  Survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret De Melo, son Marty De Melo (Joni), daughter Pauline Brown (Derrick), and grandchildren Desiree, Andrew and Mariah De Melo and Marcus Brown.  Brother of Mike De Melo (Angelina), Noah De Melo (Mary), Jim De Melo (Sharon), Eva Custodio (Joe), Rosie Sampson (Harold) and Hazel De Melo.  Brother-in-law of Aldora Pereira, Mike Da Silva (Grace), Connie Da Silva (David), Joe Da Silva (Olinda), Maria Mendonca (Luis), Teresa Rodrigues (John) and Carlos Da Silva (Lidia).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  Predeceased by his parents Jose and Maria De Melo, sister-in-law Carol De Melo, and brother-in-law Manuel Pereira.  Friends were received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or 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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PALIWODA: John Paul of Woodstock

Posted by on November 29, 2012

PALIWODA, John Paul – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, November 23, 2012, John Paul Paliwoda, in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of Brenda Gay Paliwoda (nee Taylor).  Father of Jeff Paliwoda (Tory) of Vancouver, Washington and Jodie Smith (Paul) of Woodstock.  Grandfather of Quinn and Layna Paliwoda, and Jesse, Jake and Joey Smith.  Brother of Ed Shanley (Kathryn), the late Bill Paliwoda (Liz) and the late Roy Paliwoda.  Brother-in-law of Roger Taylor (Sharon).  Special uncle of Paul and Leesa Shanley and their sons Ben and Nick.  John will also be sadly missed by several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was a longtime retired employee of Union Drawn Steel Co.  Private family arrangements.  Cremation followed by interment later at Woodland Cemetery, London.  If desired, memorial donations to The Salvation Army, the OSPCA 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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De JONGE: Bernarda “Brenda” of Woodstock

Posted by on November 26, 2012

On Sunday, November 25, 2012 the Lord took to Himself our dearly loved Mother, Oma, and Great Oma in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her husband Hendrik (2000), son Jerry (2012), infant daughter Mary, granddaughter Carla Renkema (1980), and daughter-in-law Nell (1997).  Left to carry on the legacy of her faith and confidence in God are her children, Harry and Anita, Bernard “Hank” and Linda, & Linda and Bert Renkema, her daughter-in-law Mary, and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will also be remembered by her sisters in The Netherlands.  Friends will be received at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 410 Lansdowne Avenue, Woodstock on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service at Covenant Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Robert Loerts officiating.  Private interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to Friendship Ministries Canada would be appreciated and may be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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KACZOROWSKI: Peter of Woodstock

Posted by on November 24, 2012

KACZOROWSKI, Peter – With his wife by his side Peter passed peacefully into God’s arms on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at VON Sakura House in his 87th year.  He leaves behind his loving wife Gina, and sons Ted Zalewski (Kerry) and John Zalewski.  Loving Dziadzio of Christopher, Robert, Abigail and Edward. He will be missed by his sister-in-law Janina Koziol and many nieces and nephews. Peter was born in Poland and will also be missed by extended family there and in the Ukraine.  Predeceased by his brother-in-law Eugene Koziol (2004), sister-in-law Marianna Banka (2003) and brother-in-law Jan Banka (1996).  Peter worked at the Oxford Regional Centre for 27 years before retiring.  Friends were received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 pm.  Rosary prayers at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 169 Ingersoll Road, Woodstock on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  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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BERZINS: Shirley of Woodstock

Posted by on November 21, 2012

BERZINS, Shirley – Peacefully at Caressant Care, Woodstock on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Shirley Margaret Berzins (nee Berger) of Woodstock in her 75th year.  Beloved wife of Karl for over 55 years.  Loving mother of Dahlene Brotzel (Richard) of Woodstock.  Devoted Nan of Phillip Brotzel (Andrea), Scott Brotzel (Brittany) both of Woodstock, and Joseph Brotzel (Paige) of Cambridge.  Special Great Nan of Alexander, Denim, Cohen, Nolan, Wynn, Jaxon, Sophia and Autumn.  Sister of Anna May Hayward of Tavistock.  Predeceased by her parents Philip and Luella Berger, and her siblings Wilfred, Roy, Helen, Myrtle and Gladys.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 10:30 am.  Cremation followed by interment later at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or The Lung Association would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CHAMBERS: H. Hudson of Woodstock

Posted by on November 21, 2012

CHAMBERS, H. HUDSON (September 1, 1924 – November 21, 2012) – Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Sakura House Hospice, Woodstock.  Predeceased by sisters Goldie and Gladys, twin brother Howard, granddaughter Kate Perry and his first wife Nellie Lamoure.  Loving husband of Gay; father of Beth (Tom Perry), Mark, Doug (Norma), Kenneth, Mary Lynne Mackenzie, Cheryl Trafford (James Greer), Kim Mackenzie (Dave Hanwell); grandfather of Kyle, Shannon, Daniel and Eric Chambers, Holly, Geoff, and Graeme Chambers, Paisley and Maggie Chambers, Dustin and Alison Perry, Karlee and Jordan Trafford, Mackenzie Hanwell; greatgrandfather of Vienna Moesker, and of his namesake, born this year, Hudson Chambers.  Born September 1, 1924 near Bright, Ontario, Hudson grew up during the Great Depression.  He served bravely with the Essex Scottish Regiment during the invasion of Normandy, landing at Juno Beach on June 8, 1944, and was captured about six weeks later at Falaise, France.  He spent his twentieth birthday as a prisoner of war, laboring in the underground coal mine at Teschin, Czechoslovakia.   As the Russians advanced from the east in January 1945, Hudson’s German captors moved the POW’s out of their camps, beginning a “thousand mile march” westwards during one of coldest winters of the century.   When Hudson and his fellow soldiers liberated themselves by disarming their German guards near Vienna, he was within days of death from starvation.   But the spirit which had kept him alive enabled him to carry on for another 67 years.  After World War 2, Hudson returned to Woodstock to become a very successful home builder.  He was President of the Woodstock Home Builders Association, and went on to build over 400 homes in the community.  Hudson took great pleasure in his extended family and their accomplishments; and also in the simple pleasures of life: watching his tomatoes ripen, listening to cardinals calling in his trees, or to quiet classical music, and winning at Canasta.  Dad and Gay especially loved having the grandkids up to “camp” at Gay’s cottage on Lake Rosseau.  He even cooperated when they spiked his hair and later dyed it purple.   He also loved having coffee with “the boys” at Tim Horton’s and Friday lunches at the Navy Club.  Family would like to thank the nursing staff of the CCAC, Red Cross Home Support worker Joel, Dr. Joseph Brioux and Dr. Gary Fullerton for many years of superb medical care.  Dad’s last days were spent at Sakura House Hospice in a room looking out to country fields and the stone house of the original 1850’s Chambers’ homestead.   Our family felt enveloped by the care and genuine compassion of Sakura’s dedicated staff and volunteers.  We are very appreciative that this time was so peaceful.  As one of his grandchildren said of Hudson this week, “If people were given grades for life, Grandpa would get an A+.”  A private family service will be held November 24th.   The public is invited to a celebration of Hudson’s life at the Navy Club (959 James Street, Woodstock) on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  BYOHS (bring your own Hudson stories).  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sakura House Hospice 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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CRONE: Anthony of London

Posted by on November 11, 2012

Tragically in London on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Anthony James Crone of London, at the age of 24.  Beloved son of Avis and Richard Magee and Jeffrey Crone.  Dear brother of Brock Magee, Gordon Magee, Brodie Magee, Amy Crone, Cassie Magee and Mary Magee.  Father of Danika and step-father of Autumn.  Anthony will also be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Friends will be received at the Church of the Epiphany, 560 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for a funeral service at 1:00 pm officiated by Rev. Dr. Stephen Hendry.  Interment at the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  If desired, memorial donations to the Church of the Epiphany would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BIBBY: T. Joseph of Woodstock

Posted by on November 11, 2012

BIBBY, T. Joseph – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2012, Joe Bibby of Woodstock at the age of 89.  Joe served with the RCAF in WWII and was always honoured by the compassion shown by Canada to recognize veterans.  Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife Catharina Francina “Tina” Bibby (2010).  He will be missed by all his family and friends.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 7-9 pm.  Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 am.  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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GRAY: John W. formerly of Embro

Posted by on November 8, 2012

Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, John W. Gray formerly of Embro in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Theresa (nee McGee) (2009) and two children Leonard and Patricia. He will be missed by his children John Gray (Darla), Gerald Gray (Sharon), Cathy Broughton (late Earl), Michael Gray (Susan), Rosemarie Gray, and Sharry VanderHorn (John), many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. John enlisted in the Canadian Army on May 16, 1942. He trained at Cornwall and Camp Borden before serving overseas as a tank driver with the Elgin Regiment. He was part of a reinforcement unit in Sicily and Italy, with the Three River Regiment. John’s tank was hit on the front line and caught fire, but he and his crew escaped. After Italy, he served in France, Belgium, Holland and England. After the war John reenlisted to train troops for the Korean War. John was a decorated soldier who served his country well. Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service will occur at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Veterans Care Fund at Parkwood Hospital (through St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation) would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.  The family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff at Parkwood Hospital for the dedicated care provided to our father.

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LEESON: Susan of Woodstock

Posted by on November 5, 2012

Peacefully at home in Woodstock on Monday, November 5, 2012, Susan Ellen Leeson (nee Atkinson) in her 62nd year.  Dear mother of Kelly-Ann Howe (Derek Van Marrum) and David Howe (Sarah Fenton).  Loving grandmother of Kayle-Ann, Arran, Heyden, Daxtyn and Tyler.  Sister of Frederick Atkinson (Nancy) and Larry Atkinson (Heather) and sister-in-law of Marcia Atkinson.  Susan will also be lovingly remembered by her lifelong friend Nancy Christian, as well as Wayne Howe and Robert Leeson.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Frances Atkinson and her brother Bill Atkinson.  A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at the CAW, 126 Beale Street, Woodstock on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer 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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KENNEY: Laurie of Woodstock

Posted by on October 28, 2012

Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Sunday, October 28, 2012, Laurie Kenney (nee Cayley) in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late John (2007).  Dear mother of Anne Paquette (Paul) of Cambridge, John Kenney (Martha) of Woodstock, and Margaret Manzer (Leo) of Wilmington, Delaware.  Loving Grandma of Ellen Reinhart (John), Gregory Paquette (Faith), Monique Paquette, Sonya Bramwell (Darrell), Suzette Moore (David), Joseph Kenney, Cathy Pié (Corey), Joan Bowles (Jeff) and Chad Manzer (Melissa).  Lovingly remembered by 17 great grandchildren.  Sister-in-law of Grace Kenney.  She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sisters Charlotte Powell, Lydia Maltby, Sylvia Jackson, Ruby Carrier (Plummer), and Frances Hasenpflug, and her brother Walter Cayley.  Laurie was a longtime active parishioner of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 55 years.  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.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, 904 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 am.  Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary 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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HAYCOCK: Roxanne of Woodstock

Posted by on October 25, 2012

Peacefully at VON Sakura House on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Betty Roxanne Haycock of Woodstock in her 71st year.  Beloved wife of Jim.  Mother of Helen Birch (Sean) of Halifax, Diane Massie of Winchester, Cindy Van Kruistum (John) of Burford, Linda Bates (Phillip) of Mercier, QC, and Debra Tarksis (Ed) of Edmonton.  Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Sister of Jackie Hainer (Ken Weir) of Brantford and Gloria Atkinson (John) of Woodstock.  Predeceased by her brother Ronald Brown and sisters Rosemary Wilks and Barbara Ataman.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm for a Service of Remembrance in the chapel at 1:00 pm.  Private interment later at Harris Street Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House or Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McMILLAN, John of Woodstock

Posted by on October 23, 2012

McMILLAN, John – Peacefully at The Maples Home for Seniors, Tavistock, on Monday, October 22, 2012, John Hunter McMillan of Woodstock in his 86th year. Loving husband of the late Helen (nee Knaggs) (2007). Dear father of Ken (Sue), Tom (Cheryl), Jim (Sharon), Judy (Glen), Heather (John), George (Joan), Margaret (Jo-Ann) and Helen (Steve). Loving Papa of 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother George McMillan, brother-in-law Neil Reaume, sister-in-law Ruth McMillan and many nieces and nephews. Dad will be remembered as a story teller and a character. Rest well Dad and God speed. 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, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 am. Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Huntingford. 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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KNOTT: Phyllis (formerly Porter, nee Nicholls) of Woodstock

Posted by on October 22, 2012

Peacefully in her sleep at her home on Sunday, October 21, 2012, Phyllis Shirley Knott (formerly Porter, nee Nicholls) of RR 1, Woodstock in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Mike Knott and the late Beverley Porter.  Beloved mother of Joan Coakley (Mike) of Kentville, NS, Lea Porter of Kitchener, Mary Leis (Bob) of Woodstock, Rick Porter (Julie) of Woodstock, David Porter (Helen) of Hamilton, and step-mother of Tom Knott of California, Steven Knott (Gwen) of London, and Ann Knott of Toronto.  She will be missed by her 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  Sister of Keith Nicholls (Marilyn) of Burlington. Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sisters Jean Eaton, Doris Woodend, Vivian Currah, and Ruth Smith, and her brother Ray Nicholls.  Also predeceased by her companion Jack McJanet, and lovingly remembered by Jack’s sons Ted and Jack Jr.  Phyllis was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55 Ladies Auxiliary, the Woodstock Red Hat Society, the Woodstock Choralaires, and had been a lifelong member of Chalmers United Church.  She led line dancing for the “Movers and Shakers” and enjoyed playing Rumoli and Bingo.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service at Bethany Lutheran Church, 175 Springbank Avenue North, Woodstock on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  Interment at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, VON Sakura House, or Bethany Lutheran Church would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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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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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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Filed Under: Woodstock