JENKINS: Wayne of Prince George

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Wayne Stephen Jenkins was born on March 30th, 1943 to Terry & Pete Jenkins in New Westminster. He left this earth on March 11th, 2017 at the Gateway Lodge in Prince George, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s complicated recently by Multiple Myeloma.

Wayne grew up in Coquitlam and went to Como Lake High School – Grad 1961. He met his future wife, and the love of his life – Ginny, in grade 9 and they were married in 1964 in Riverside, California. The following year he graduated from UBC with his BA and began his first career as an elementary school teacher.

Wayne went on to teach in BC & Quebec. (Hixon Elementary, Quinson Elementary, Stone Creek Elementary, Terrebonne Heights Elementary.) Upon his return to BC he transitioned to a career in home sales in Kamloops, and then eventually onto Real
Estate back in Prince George. He was active in the community and also served for some years on the local Real Estate Board as well as a term on the National Board. When asked about the difference between teaching and sales he laughed. “They are pretty similar to me, I am just helping people.”

Wayne loved people. Little people, big people. He had many old friends but was never shy to talk to a stranger. He also loved this city, especially UNBC, and despite trying to live a few other places he always returned.

His first son was born in 1966, Andrew, followed three years later by David. The late 60’s and early 70’s were complicated times and Wayne, Janni and Ginny were blessed with two more children in 1971, Michael and Kathryn.

He raised his children with a love for the outdoors. Summers spent at Norman Lake and winters at Purden Mountain. In his later years he took up golfing, not so much for getting ball in the hole but for the time outside with friends.

He will be missed by his friends and family but especially by his 8 grandchildren: Loic, Piper, Gavin, Cara, Charlotte, Hazel, Lillian & Faye.

Wayne’s parents both died of Alzheimer’s and our family has been struggling with this disease since the 1980’s. Research toward this disease is important to the whole family.

Donations to to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC – http://www.alzheimer.ca/bc/ – or UNBC http://www.unbc.ca/giving

A celebration of life will be held at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club (2601 Recplace Drive), Friday, March 17th, 2pm.

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Filed Under: Kelowna, Montreal, Prince George

TAGIEFF: Peter of Ottawa Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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In Loving Memory
Peter Mark Tagieff
August 5 1949 – March 3 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Peter. Surrounded by family, Peter passed away peacefully on Friday March 3 in the Kemptville District Hospital.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Cindy, his children Kristen (Rick), Trevor (Shiloh), Shanon (Scott), and Chris (Krista), Siblings David (Joanne), Michael, Zita (John), and Vera, along with 6 Grandchildren and one great grandchild. Peter was predeceased by his son Brandon.

Peter was a devoted and loving husband, incredible father, and a joy to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Chapel in Kemptville.
Visitation will take place Friday April 21 2-4pm, and 6-8 pm.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 22 at 1pm.

A special thanks to all of the medical staff that supported and provided such care during this difficult time.

We thank everyone for their condolences and loving wishes. In lieu of flowers we would ask that a donation be made to the Beth Donovan Hospice or Kemptville District Hospital.

You may be gone from our sight; but you will never be gone from our hearts

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

CLARK: Michael George of Toronto

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Michael George Clark a.k.a. Chaos
1951 -2017

Passed away quite peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a brief, but fierce battle with pneumonia and bacterial meningitis.
Mike was much loved, as son, brother, uncle, friend. His unconventional lifestyle illustrated his true character. He cared nothing for material gains, but cared deeply for his friends and family. He was known for his warm smile and his exuberance for life. A supremely talented musician, songwriter and painter, he devoted much of his time to these works. His creativity fed him, he had little use for food!
He is survived by his mother, Maxine, his brother Steve, three nieces, one nephew and countless friends. Many thanks to all who brought their love into the room in his final days.
Godspeed, Chaos. The world is a far richer place for having known you. May you finally get your colours right.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Kelowna, Toronto

CLOUTIER: Ghyslaine of Elliot Lake

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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C’est avec grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès soudain de Ghyslaine Cloutier. Femme bien aimée de Gislain Cloutier, mère adorée de Nancy (Jason), Patsy (Denis) et Sylvie (Luc) et Grand-Maman comblée de Jonathan, Nicolas, Justin, Benjamin, Frédéric, Della et Adréa. Elle nous a quitté beaucoup trop tôt, beaucoup trop soudainement. Une célébration de sa vie aura lieu, pour famille et amis proches, samedi le 11 mars de 13h à 15h a l’hôtel Hampton Inn, Elliot Lake ON. Il serait grandement apprécié si les visiteurs pouvaient respecter l’environnement sans odeurs/fragrances pour des raisons de santé. La famille suggère au lieu de fleurs, que vous appréciez et profitez chaque moment de la vie; riez, jouez et aimez, c’est ce qu’elle aurait voulu.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ghyslaine Cloutier. Beloved wife to Gislain Cloutier, adored mother to Nancy (Jason), Patsy (Denis) and Sylvie (Luc) and blessed Grand-Mother to Jonathan, Nicolas, Justin, Benjamin, Frédéric, Della andAdréa. She left us much too early and much too suddenly. A celebration of her life, for family and close friends, will take place Saturday, March 11th from 1pm to 3pm at the Hampton Inn hotel, Elliot Lake ON. It would be greatly appreciated if visitors could respect a scent-free environment for health reasons. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that you appreciate each precious moment of life, laugh, play and love; it is what she would have wanted.

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Filed Under: Ontario

HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dear father of Elizabeth (John), Roger (Josephine) and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Julia, Cory, Brandi, Roman and Lucas. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family ceremony where his cremated remains will be spread according to his wishes. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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Filed Under: Halifax

PURDY-WILSON: Mary of Vancouver

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Mary Ann Purdy-Wilson left her eight kids Brandon,Nathan,Breonna,Nicolas,Allen Jr,Romeo,Loren,Littleman Purdy. Mary Has siblings Marie,Floyd,Jeremiah,Belinda,Josh,Derrik,Brooklyn Purdy followed by many nieces an nephews cousins aunts an uncles all over USA  and Canada.
Mary Ann Purdy was Born on Ft Bliss, Elpaso,Texas July 15, 1978. She died Vancouver, BC January 18, 2017 Mary’s Religion is Catholic.
Her Father is Rex Purdy Jr and her Mother is Belinda Phillip.

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Filed Under: British Columbia

JONES: Stanley of Ottawa Formerly of Cardiff, Wales

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Stanley Oliver Jones, 100, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital January 28, 2017. Their professional care, compassion and kindness are truly excellent in the palliative field and were a great comfort to himself and his family. Born in Cardiff, Wales to Emlyn and Violet (Oliver) Jones, he and his wife, May Joyce Jones, became Canadian citizens in 1957. They were married for almost 65 years and she predeceased him in 2010, living to almost 90.
Stanley loved life and laughter and made the best of every situation. He worked as a teacher for the Protestant School Board of Montreal for most of his working life. He taught geography, latin (“aquila non capit muscas” he once offered as words of wisdom to his son, “an eagle does not catch flies”) and, his greatest passion, was teaching computer science. He enjoyed genealogy, playing chess, watching comedies on TV, skiing, cycling, swimming, steam and model trains, whale watching and, most of all, his family. A particular love was his grandchildren, Trevor, Byron and Melanie from his son Russell and, his wife, Julia Sandquist. He liked to say that: “children are the investment and grandchildren are the dividends”.
He is also survived by his son Peter of Montreal, sister Dorothy Reynolds of Cardiff, Wales, his nephews, Oliver Reynolds, Blake Reynolds and his wife Linda (Robson), their children, Mark and Helen, Mark’s children Freddie and Beatrix, Helen’s children Ellie, Joshua and Noah. Stan’s niece, Juliet Reynolds in Cardiff, her children Tabitha and Emma, Tabitha’s child Reuben and Emma’s child Leon as well as in-laws Betty, Stuart, Vanessa and Kirk, now in Australia and in-laws across Canada and Europe.
His sense of humour and delight in bringing a smile to friends, family and acquaintances will be missed.
A remembrance meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the activities Room at Villagia in the Glebe, 100 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V5 at 2:00pm.
Donations may be made to the Wild Bird Care Centre.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

DIXON: Susan Elizabeth of Calgary

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Susan Elizabeth Dixon suddenly left us on Feb. 18, 2017. She was a breast cancer survivor.

Susan was born Nov. 15, 1956, in Edmonton, Alberta. She dedicated her life as a senior production accountant for oil and gas industries for many decades. She was also passionate for saving animals and adopted many cats and dogs from the SPCA and Humane Society. She had a love for “purple” and it was her signature colour.
Her friends always recognized her fashion sense and it left a huge impression on people.

She is survived by her older brother Joseph Whelan, younger brother Robert Bruce and his wife Junko.

She is preceded in death by parents, Keith and Delores Bruce of Calgary, Alberta.

Private memorial service was held for Susan on Feb 28, 2017.

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Filed Under: Calgary

PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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March 19, 1944 – February 23, 2017

Dale passed into the eternal arms of our Lord, surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by, his wife Judy, daughters: Tana (Wayne), Shari (Chuck), Richelle (Dwayne), Wacey (Jason); and his son Kelly (Brittany); grandchildren: Mitchell, Casey, Jamie, Madeline, Jessica, Lynnaya, C’ara, Danziah, and Alexis; his brother Howard (Louise), and sister Valerie (George), as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm; at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 A Raven Drive, Sherwood Park, T8A 0C3.

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Filed Under: Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna

RADMAN: Marija (Mary) of South Surrey, BC Formerly of Maslinica, Solta, Croatia

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Marija (Mary) Radman passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2017.

She was treasured and loved by many people, but most of all by her family. Known affectionately as ‘Baba’ by all of her grandchildren Gina (Vancouver), Milan (Edmonton, AB), Anthony (N. Delta) & Amanda (Vancouver). Survived by her daughters Ines (Croatia) and Zdenka (S. Surrey), and her brothers Pero (Nelson), Sime (Croatia) and sister Ivanka (Germany). We will never forget her infectious belly shaking laughter, delicious home cooking and her penchant for collecting roosters.

There will be a private family memorial.

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GROULX: Claude of Limoges, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Monsieur Claude Groulx décédé à sa résidence, le 4 mars 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans. Il était le conjoint de Lise Boisvert et le fils de feu Edmond Groulx et feu Oseline Blondin. Il fut prédécédé par son fils Jocelyn. Il laisse dans le deuil son fils Patrick; sa belle-fille Sophie, ses beaux-fils François et Dominic, ainsi que ses soeurs Jeannine, Lise (John), Carmen; ses frères Jean Paul, Richard (Lucille), Bernard; plusieurs petits-enfants, nièces, neveux, parents et amis.   Selon ses dernières volontés, il ne sera pas exposé. En mémoire de Monsieur Groulx, des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer seraient appréciés. La famille désire remercier Dr. D. Vincent, Dr. R. Plantive, Chantale Bouchard (infirmière), Bayshore Home Health et le Centre de cancérologie de l’Hopital d’Ottawa pour la qualité exceptionnelle des soins et services prodigués.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

MCLAUCHLIN: John of Surrey BC

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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John MCLAUCHLIN
June 11, 1971 – January 18, 2017
Jim was born in Vancouver BC, on June 11, 1971, and passed away January 17 2017, in his . He was predeceased by his parents, Betty McLauchlin (nee Mills) in 1998 and Don Mclauchlin in 2011. He is survived by brother Pat of Leduc, Alberta; Sister Mary of Vancouver, BC;as well as his brother Rob of Edmonton, Alberta, and nieces and nephews Marisa, Mark, George,Jennifer and Angus. John spent most of his life working with the Vancouver Sun as an editor, Although he kept a house in Surrey BC, as often as not he was travelling Western Canada on his bike and Visiting Family in and around Alberta. Although He was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015, he stayed the strong and independent man his family had always known and mentioned many times he was very fortunate to have lived the life he lived. He was very proud of his family, and always delighted in visits whenever they occurred. His memory will live on through the many friends and family he leaves behind. A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Pacific Community Church in Surrey BC on May 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

COLTESS: Dante Valentino of Ottawa

Posted by on February 28, 2017

 

Peacefully, lying embraced between the loving hearts of his parents and sister, Dante’s beautiful soul left his body after a brief fight against Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome on February 25th, 2017. Dante is survived by his mother, Lisa Valentino, his father, John Coltess and his sister Kiara Coltess. He also leaves behind a big loving family. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament church in Ottawa on Friday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm and afterwards we will be celebrating Dante’s life. We are requesting that everyone wear something red, Dante’s favourite colour. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the CHEO Foundation/Roger Neilson House.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

KUNTZ: GODFRED of KIMBERLEY B.C.

Posted by on February 26, 2017

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Filed Under: British Columbia

Weaver: Madeleine(Babe) of London

Posted by on February 26, 2017

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Madeleine Joyce Weaver
WEAVER, Madeleine Joyce – After a courageous fight with cancer, Madeleine “Babe” Joyce Weaver (nee. Haycock) is at rest. On February 20, 2017, she passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario. Madeleine was predeceased by her love, Bill Kendall and her son, Timothy Albert Weaver. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Terrance Alan Weaver (Nan), Jamison Sean Weaver (Valerie) and Rebekah Louise Weaver. Cherished grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the DWAYNE D. BUDGELL FUNERAL HOME . In accordance with Madeleine’s wishes, cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chalmers Presbyterian Church (Pond Mills at Commissioners Rd., London) on Saturday,March 11 1-3PM. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windermere Road in London, Ontario in Madeleine’s memory would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.budgellfuneralhome.ca13148987

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Simcoe

Rossyan: Victor of Windsor

Posted by on February 26, 2017

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Filed Under: Ontario, Windsor

KING: Sue "Suzie" of Denholm, Quebec

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Suzanne (Sue, Suzie) King, Denholm, Quebec

(Formerly of British Columbia, Smith Falls and Ottawa, Ontario)

With deep sadness we share the passing of Suzanne (Sue, Suzie), Elizabeth King, aged 46, on January 24, 2017.

May her loving son (Jesy), mother (Joanne), father (George Joseph), sisters Sandy (Lee) and Kt (Valerie), extended family (related and by kinship), constant companions, close community, and many friends, take comfort in knowing Sue appreciated and loved us dearly.
Sue is predeceased by her longtime stepdad (Denis) and her babies (Ryan and Reanne).

We celebrate Sue by remembering her essence as hilarious, generous, radiant, reflective, curious, grateful, openhearted, and loving.

Donations to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), appreciated.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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Filed Under: Kelowna, Kingston, Victoria

PHINNEY: Keith (Dickson) of Halifax Formerly of Fredericton, Ottawa, Vancouver

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Keith D. Phinney, age 70, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the QEII Infirmary in Halifax, N.S.

Keith was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1946. He graduated from Hillcrest High and went on to study Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, later completing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Over his career, he occupied senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. He often gave in to his entrepreneurial spirit, working independently as a consulting engineer. He had a love of teaching and embraced opportunities to provide instruction in environmental science. An expert in his field, he was passionate about his work and was engaged in several projects at the time of his passing.

A person of unmatched integrity in his professional and personal relationships, Keith was sought for his advice and generously offered his time to others as a mentor, cub scout leader, church warden and volunteer. Recently, he brought his sensible, no-nonsense approach to bear as a member of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia, the Minister’s Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity (NS), and the American Water Works Association. He campaigned tirelessly during the last municipal election.

Keith was known for his quick wit and sense of humour and saw comedy in almost any situation. His laugh was infectious and could be heard for miles. An energetic, vital guy, he was happiest when cycling, canoeing, skating, skiing, camping with friends, and playing endless games of hide and seek with his beloved granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (nee Hewitt), daughter Catherine (Mike Blanchette), son Dave (Donna Hohertz), and granddaughter Isla Grace; his sister Cheryl (Robert Benson) and brother Wayne (Sandra); many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan (Jacqueline).

In accordance with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a date to be determined in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to Feed Nova Scotia (https://www.feednovascotia.ca) or Phoenix Youth Programs (https://phoenixyouth.ca/donate-now-through-canadahelpsorg-0).

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Filed Under: Fredericton, Halifax, Ottawa

LAWRENCE: JAMES PETER of REGINA BEACH, SASKATCHEWAN Formerly of REGINA

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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It is with sadness that we announce passing of James Peter Lawrence of Regina Beach. Peter was born on February 8, 1943 and passed away February 2, 2017.
Peter was pre-deceased by his parents Harold and Dora Lawrence. He is survived by his brother, Rob, and Rob’s wife Betty (Paterson) Lawrence, his niece Kathy and nephew Paul and Paul’s wife Laura (Hunstad), as well as his great-nieces and -nephew, Elizabeth (Jes), Kaylee and Connor. He is also survived by his former wife, Betty St. Onge.
Peter was raised in Regina and Regina Beach and worked at the Medical Care Insurance Commission for many years until he retired due to health reasons. When he was his own best self he was bright, witty and lots of fun as many of his friends will attest. He was clever with his hands as can be seen in the well-constructed improvements at his acreage.
Peter devoted much of his life and resources to his horses and derived great pleasure from them and fellow horse loving friends. He kept his horses and cared for them even to the peril of his own health until the last years of his life. To leave an online message of condolences please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: Regina

Rosine: Arlene (jeanet) of kamloops bc Formerly of Winnipeg Manitoba

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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ROSINE, Jeanet Arlene, peacefully in Kamloops, BC on February 10th 2017, age 71 after a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer.

Her loss is felt deeply by sons Darren Scherbain of Phuket, Thailand; Kevin Scherbain (Elena) of Kamloops; Travis Porter (Jacqueline) of Toronto; and Bram Porter of Guelph

Much loved sister to Ken Rosine (Janet) of Wasaga Beach ON, Marilyn Rosine of Yardley, PA, and Grandmother of Cecilia & Charlie Scherbain in Kamloops.

Arlene was born December 6th, 1945 in Rivercrest, Manitoba to Samuel & Redena Rosine, whose deaths predeceased hers in 1967 & 1969 (respectively), as well as that of her youngest brother, Dennis, in 1990. As a teenager Arlene spent her summers working among other things as a camp counsellor at the YMHA. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology.

Arlene was a renaissance woman with many talents and interests. Her love of aboriginal art resulted in co-founding Winnipeg’s Wah-sa Gallery in 1976. In that same city, she worked for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the North Main Development Corp. and the What’s On publication. Arlene taught English and co-ran a Youth Hostel in the U.K. in the early 70’s. And, during the final 11 years of her career-life, taught ESL in South Korea, where she was & will be missed by her many students.

Arlene leaves behind many friends including her caring Sisters of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Kamloops, Lois Orten, Steven Moskovitch and Sharon Segal, Ross Porter, Gary Scherbain, and Bill Lobchuk.

We will all miss her curious nature, her loving tenderness, her fondness for a good book, her enjoyment of many styles of music, and her infectious sense of humour. A tribute to Arlene will be held Thursday, February 23rd at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street from 2 pm to 5 pm, to Celebrate her Life. In liux of flowers, please donate to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre http://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret

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Filed Under: Kamloops, Winnipeg

FAWCETT: Susan Catherine (Susi) of Collingwood, Ontario Formerly of Etobicoke

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Susan, fondly known as ‘Susi’, age 52, passed away after a long struggle with metastatic breast cancer on October 2, 2015. Loving mother to her children Ashley (Chris), Courtney (Ian), Natalie (Bob), Tyler (Jayde). Adoring ‘Grammie’ to Adam and Alexis. Will be sadly missed by her mother Bobbie, sisters Penny (Peter), Elizabeth (Kendall), Jennifer (Dan) and many nieces, nephews and friends from around the world. Susi was originally from Thorncrest Village, Etobicoke. She moved to Collingwood in her early adult years, spent some time in Mexico and then returned to Collingwood where she spent a majority of her life. Please join us for a celebration of Susi’s life at the Bear Estate Room at the Cranberry Resort in Collingwood on Sunday October 18th at 2 p.m.
Published in the Toronto Star from October 9 and 10th, 2015.

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Filed Under: Toronto

FAWCETT: Roberta (Bobbie) of Toronto Formerly of England

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Bobbie died peacefully in her sleep on January 4, 2016, just days shy of her 91st birthday. She lived a rich and fulfilled life, with lots of travels and adventures. A smart investor, expert bridge player, tennis whiz and voracious reader of English crime novels. She was a supportive and caring mother to Penny, Elizabeth, Jennie and Susi, a loving wife to Dick and subsequent longtime companion to Ross. She leaves a legacy through her 10 grandchildren and nine (soon to be 11) great-grandchildren. For family and friends, there will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, January 23rd from 4-6 pm at her home of 59 years.
Published in the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail on January 9, 2016

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Filed Under: Toronto

CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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Tuckey: Tracy of London

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Tracy Lynn Tuckey (Holden) age 39, fell asleep in death on February 05, 2017 at home after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, PQ, she was the beloved wife of Timothy Shawn Tuckey and affectionately remembered as ESM (evil step-mother) to her children Rhys, Zoe and Maxine, daughter to ever loving parents Pierre and Mary, adoring mother-in-law Patricia, dear sister to Laura, Ryan and Becky, sisters-in-law Patti, Yammi, Kathy and brothers-in-law AJ, Chris, Kevin, and Jeremy. Tracy was also an affectionate, mischievous Aunt to Zack, Alex, Owen, Ava, Sophie, and Alexis.
She enjoyed a close relationship with her extended family Aunts Cathy, Patti, Uncles Norman, Don, and family friends Tom and Cathy Kuchlein.
Tracy had endearing friendships with Leah, Ruth, Debbie and Peter, Claudia, Dianne, Grant and Isabel, Greg and Pat, Meghan, Alisha, Kristin, Leslie, Allison, and of course Paul.
Tracy loved her job at the Thames Valley District School Board where Jane, Erin, Steve, Scott, Darlene, and Vicky fondly remember her.
Tracy’s love of shoes only paled when compared to her love for her husband and complete faith, love, and trust in her creator Jehovah. Tracy’s favourite scripture is a promise by Jehovah God through his Son, Jesus, in the very near future:
With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:3, 4).
The Tuckey Family would like to thank:
Pierre and Mary Holden for the tireless hours they spent in support of their daughter.
The Southdale Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for all their support they lovingly demonstrated in their time of need.
The Palliative Care Team at LHSC-Victoria Hospital for their compassionate care.
CCAC and the VON for the resources and energies they supplied.
Dr. Elia and Dr. Malik for their dedication and professionalism.
Tracy’s final desire was to be remembered by her family and friends at her memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 86 Baseline Rd W, London, Ontario on Saturday, February, 11, 2017 at 1:30 PM. A brief talk will be given in memorial for Tracy at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Tracy’s memory at www.jw.org

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Filed Under: London