ANDRADE: Claire Maria of Edmonton Formerly of Santiago Chile

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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Claire Andrade
09/02/1930 – 10/05/2016

Andrade, Claire Maria
September 2, 1930 – Santiago Chile
October 5, 2016 – Edmonton, Alberta
In the early hours of Saturday, October 5, 2016, Claire Andrade passed away peacefully at the age of 86, after battling breast cancer for 3 years.
Claire is remembered by her daughter, Lucinda; and grandchildren, Jesse, Theonna, Dema, Barbra, and Alana.
Growing up in Chile, Claire immigrated to Halifax Canada to earn a better life for her family.
After losing Max her late husband and son Alan, Claire moved to Edmonton to live with her granddaughter Alana and grandson Jesse.
A service will be held at a later date.
A memorial will be held at Alana and Jesse’s house to celebrate the life of Claire on Sunday October 6th 2016 at 2:00 pm.
Memorial invitations will be sent by text.

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Filed Under: Edmonton

DESCHENES: Jacqueline of Sudbury Formerly of Barrie

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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Born on October 28,1942, Jacqueline passed peacefully on September 30, 2016. Jackie will be missed by her children, Terri, Josie, Michael, Chris, Steve and Debbie. Also saddened by her departure are her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionally remember her as Nana. Jackie had a large extended family and many friends who will greatly miss her. Jackie is pre-deceased by her loving husband Roger.

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Filed Under: Barrie, London, Sudbury

Sheffield: Dorothy Cheryl Sheffield (nee Kovach) of Regina

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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Sheffield, Dorothy Cheryl (nee Kovach)

March 27, 1951 – September 24th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dorothy on Saturday October 24th, 2016. She passed in her sleep after a very long, courageous, and brave batter with Multiple Sclerosis. She will be missed dearly by her husband Walter Sheffield, son Jody Kovach, father James Kovach, mother Theresa Kovach, and sister Sharon Kovach. Upon the request of the immediate family there will be no funeral service or memorial. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in memory of Dorothy.

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Filed Under: Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon

Pearson: Anthony (Tony) of Brampton

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Anthony (Tony) George Wallace Pearson of Brampton, ON passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23rd 2016 at the age of 74.

Tony was born to parents George and Eva Pearson on December 7th 1942 in Ottawa ON. He was the oldest of four and as a natural salesman, traveled across Canada representing a variety of companies in his career. Most of all, Tony was a family man and a kind husband and father, taking great pleasure in leisure drives with the family, Sunday brunch and keeping up with the latest automobile trends.

The final years of his life was spent living with multiple sclerosis with his humour, positivity and courage intact. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Tony is survived by his wife Anne and son David.

There will not be a public service, the family respectfully declines flowers and donations.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Kitchener, Toronto

ERSKINE: Donald Graham of Oakville

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Its with regret we announce the passing of Don Erskine in his 95th year. At the same time we celebrate the transition of his life here into the next with Jesus.
Erskine, Donald Graham January 26 1922 – December 26 2016 Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Don in his 95th year has moved on to be with Jesus, his Lord. The Son of Arthur and Mary Erskine, Beloved husband of Ruth Jean Erskine (nee Southern) of 65 years.  Loving Father of Doug Erskine of Phuket Thailand, Rick (Lita) Erskine of Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Paul (Janet) Erskine of Binbrook Ontario and Tim (Ritva) Erskine of Ottawa, Ontario.  Loving Grandfather to Darryl, Andrea, Natasha, Joshua, Joel, Sarah, Jonathon and Nicholas. Great Grandfather to Corban, Kayley, Kendall, Paul and Ruth.   Predeceased by his Loving Sister Jean Isabel Feasby and her husband Wilf Feasby. He will be missed by Jean and Wilf’s children Tom (Isabel), Jim (Linda), and Anne Hendrie (Peter) and their many family members. He will also missed by his sister Inlaw Noni and Husband John McColm and family, Gwen (Colin) Reynolds, Margie (Mike) O’Donnell, Pat McColm and their many family members.
Don began his years in Regina moving on to Lambeth, London and marrying to move on to Sudbury, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Etobicoke and finally Palermo Oakville. Don and Ruth spent many wonderful summers with family at their Cottage on Round Lake and winters in their Florida residence in Riverwoods Plantation.
Don’s great love in life was music, playing violin in four different Symphony Orchestras including Regina, London and Hamilton philharmonic Symphonies and he played trumpet in various dance bands including The Johnny Downs band in the 1940’s and kept playing trumpet in various bands until he was in his 80’s.  He also taught himself to play piano and composed several songs that we still listen to today. In his 70’s and 80’s he entertained with the piano in many venues. It seemed which ever instrument he chose he found a way to master it.
Don completed University at Western in London and joined the RCAF in 1944 during World War II. He was selected as a fighter pilot but later trained as a flight engineer to join the war effort aboard a Lancaster Bomber. The war ended before he could go to action.
Many Thanks to Friends and staff at Palermo Village and Staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Special Thanks To Gail Lewis for giving special care to Don in his last days.
Visitation with Family- Thursday Jan. 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
An Informal Celebration of  Life for Don Erskine  – Friday Jan 6th  from 1:00 to 4:00.
To be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or to St. Luke’s Anglican Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John 11:25-26  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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Filed Under: Hamilton, Toronto, Vancouver

Crawford: Leonard of Durham/Oshawa/ and latterly Haliburton

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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Leonard ‘Len’ Crawford
(Resident of Harcourt Park, Ontario)

CRAWFORD, Leonard Francis – World War II Veteran and faithful member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #624 Wilberforce – peacefully at his residence in Harcourt Park on Monday, September 19, 2016 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys (2009). Devoted father of Richard (Grace) of Markham , Charles (Nancy) of Harcourt Park, Wayne of Oshawa and Karen of Oshawa. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Erin (Marlon), Marie, Joanne (Chad), Danny, Julie (Greg), Shaney and his great grandchildren Myles, Noah, Ethan, Adam, Liam, Zoey, Connor, Patrick and Evan. Survived by his brother Merton of Oshawa.

Visitation, Funeral Service & Reception

Friends are invited to call at the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy #118, Haliburton, Ontario 705-457-9209 on Friday evening, September 23, 2016, from 7-9pm. Then again on Saturday morning September 24, 2016 from 10am until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens Whitby on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1pm. Expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #624 and would be appreciated by the family

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Filed Under: Ontario, Peterborough, Toronto

LETOURNEAU (NEE MAIDMENT): FRANCES OLIVE of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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Frances Letourneau (nee Maidment)
Surrounded by family, Frances (Fran) Letourneau (nee Maidment) went to be with her Lord on August 15th, 2016 at the North Lambton Lodge in Forest, Ontario. Frances was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother and will be deeply missed by all her family. Born in Petrolia, Ontario on May 6th, 1923, Fran was the youngest of four children who lived through the war years as a WAC in the Canadian Armed Forces. She had been a member of Huron Baptist Church in Sarnia.

Fran was the beloved wife of Hubert Francis Letourneau (1989) and is survived by her four children: Martin Letourneau (Diana), Judy Goodhand (Gary), Wendy Fuller (John) and Tom Letourneau (Sara). She is sadly missed by her grandchildren; Christopher Letourneau (Lisa), Jamie Letourneau (Vicki), Nikki Letourneau, Stacey Bourke (Matt), David Hanlon (Kelly), Brian Hanlon, Janet-Marie Maharaj (Mike), Rebekah Scott (Kent), Tim Fuller, Meghan Letourneau, Gavin Letourneau (Brooklyn), Martin Letourneau, Josh Letourneau, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and also many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by parents Alvin and Elizabeth, and brothers James Maidment and Martin Maidment and sister Helen Maidment.

Our many thanks and appreciation goes out to the wonderful staff at North Lambton Lodge.

At mom’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be sent to a charity of your choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent to www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario, Sarnia, Windsor

PROVOT: Allan F of London

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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Provot, Allan Frederick of London, in his 87th year passed peacefully with his family at his side on December 24,2016 at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth (Welcher). Loving father of Dorothy Harris, Nancy Drexler (Ray), Bonnie Whitfield (Rob), Joyce Anderson Tesmer (Bob), Gail Kerr (John) and Rick Provot (Sue). Survived by his brothers Albert Provot and David Provot and his sister Vivian Miller. Loving Grandfather of 15 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Norman F Provot, Mother Kathleen Ridley, and Step Mother Helen Glass, his siblings Leeota Morse, Kathleen Madison, Alvin Provot, Daughter Ida Louise Provot, Grandson Jeramie Drexler, and son in Law Bob Harris. Al was a Korean War Vet in the US Military; he worked in the Pamour Gold Mines in Timmins Ontario and was proud owner of Al’s Pizza in Guelph, Ontario for 12 years. Al will be missed for his quiet strength, sneaky humour, predictability, love of 649 and the Toronto Blue Jays, but most of all for his limitless amounts of cookies and Christmas candy (even in July). As per his request cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family sincerely thanks the staff at University Hospital, London, Ontario for their outstanding care and compassion.

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Filed Under: London

KORZENOSKI: Earl of Vernon Formerly of Grandview, Manitoba; Sicamous, BC; Norway House, Manitoba

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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On December 16, 2016 Earl Korzenoski at the age of 86 passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon, British Columbia with his wife Nellie (Holomay) at his side as well as his children. Earl faced his illness with courage, grace and dignity.
He leaves behind his daughters Bernice, Heather (Harry), Audrey (Glen), Kim (Doug) and son Earl (Catherine) plus his 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He had a special bond with all of his sons- in-law Harry, Rob, Doug, Willie and Glen. As well he will be missed by his brother Edward and wife Florence, plus his sister Jane and Dennis.
Earl was predeceased by his son Lloyd, mother Pauline, father John, brother Malcolm, sisters Stella, Frankie and Lillian as well as his relatives Mike and Annie Holomay, Stella and Melvin Prokopowich, Tillie and Bert Ouelette, Adam Posyniak, Edward and Nick Holomay, George and Barry Persunka, Bob Stretch, Mike Stykylo and Frank Puchailo.
Earl took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their accomplishments through the years. He was their greatest cheerleader and was always there to lean on when life was tough. Nothing would stop him from visiting his family even the many miles he had to travel to maintain contact . He is remembered by his large hands that would hold you with lovingness.
Earl was born in Venlaw, Manitoba on April 8, 1930 and grew up and worked on the farm with his family. He worked in Sudbury, Ontario cutting pulp wood as a teenager. Earl and Nellie were married on October 1, 1952; they met when Nellie was teaching in the one room school in Venlaw, where they lived for two years on the farm. They were married for sixty- four wonderful years. Earl and Nellie moved to Toronto Ontario where Earl worked in a car factory. From there they moved to Atikokan, Ontario; first working driving a taxi then working in the mine. Earl had an accident while working at the mine and spent several months in Toronto Hospital ; he did not let this define his life. From there the family moved first to Gilbert Plains, Manitoba for a short period of time and then to Grandview, Manitoba where they raised their family for twelve years. Earl managed the B/A oil plant and worked closely with many farmers in the community. He was on Town Council in Grandview. He then ran his farm equipment business with his brother Malcolm. In 1971 they moved to Brandon for one year and then moved to Norway House, Manitoba for another twelve years. Earl was the Superintendent of Operations for the Frontier School Division during this time. From there they moved to Fort Nelson, British Columbia where he worked for Northern Metallic. In 1985 they moved to Salmon Arm with the intention of retiring. Within the next year Earl & Nellie operated an Esso station in Sicamous, British Columbia for three years. He officially retried when he was 60. They continued to live in Sicamous for twenty-four years. They moved to Kelowna in 2014 and then to Vernon in 2016. As demonstrated by his strong work ethic Earl proved that working hard had great rewards. His commitment to family was shown everyday in his life through his actions.
Earl lived his life with a strong sense of fairness, honesty and integrity in his personal life, with his family and his working relationships. He always kept himself busy living life fully. He had many passions including farming, hunting, golfing, cutting firewood, fishing, boating, walking, cooking and fixing all sorts of running machines. He liked to travel and when he did he included as many of his family members as he could, sometimes driving a caravan throughout the provinces and Northwest Territories and Yukon.
Earl always had his doors open to his home. Over the years family stayed for long periods of time sometimes working with him at his businesses and sharing their lives with him. Earl helped in the raising of his grandchildren; with some living with him for many years. Earl loved being a mentor and friend to the people in his life. He was willing to share his time, energy and wisdom with all.
Earl had a great sense of humor and loved to tease everyone. Earl’s motto was laugh as often as you breathe. He showed us how to be open and accept change, how to be excited about life and new experiences and created many life long memories to all that he touched.
Earl loved to drive. He would take his family for their regular Sunday drives after Church, sometimes to the farm to visit and work with relatives and sometimes just to drive and explore the country roads. Picking wild fruits and mushrooms was a particular joy for everyone. When living in Norway House the drive to Grandview included a long drive on winter ice roads with ice raising behind him as he travelled. He taught us to be brave and to try even if you thought you would fail; he was encouraging and loving.
Earl loved living and working in Norway House; he enjoyed fishing trips and would charter planes from Gary Long with family and friends. In particular, Earl loved working with the people of the community. He was a leader of people and mentored many. He is still fondly remembered in Norway House.
Earl followed the world events of news and had a love of politics. He always loved to carry on great conversations related to the latest news and would share the events with others.
Earl had a special love for his pets Jake, Billy and Cam. They were part of his family and went on all trips with him.
Our memories of him holding all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will forever be in our hearts. His spirit will always be present in our minds and hearts.
Those wishing to honor Earl’s memory may do so by changing your oil regularly and keeping your fuel tank on the top half.
A celebration of life will occur in the future. Earl will be loved and missed by all his family and many life long friends through eternity. He has left us all with many precious memories.

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Rogers: Sheila Grace of Biggar Formerly of saskatoon

Posted by on December 29, 2016

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Rogers, Sheila Grace
72
Of Biggar, Sask., passed away December 12, 2016 at the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. Born in Haney, BC, she was daughter of the late Kathleen and John Wilesmith. Survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Barnaby, Wesley Barnaby and Henry Dishman; and one daughter, Catherine; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. in her memory. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muller and staff of the Diamond Lodge. Special Thanks to John Smith for his help/assistance in the care of our mother.

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FORSBLOOM: Wayne of Mill Bay, Vancouver Island Formerly of Calgary,Alberta

Posted by on November 5, 2016

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June 10, 1943- October 11, 2016
Wayne Forsbloom passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, at the age of 73.
He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sandra with whom he shared 53 wonderful years; son Derek (Bonnie) Forsbloom, their children Tori and Camryn; daughter Dana (Darren) Niblock, their children Zaya (Connor) Etheridge and Taeva; son Todd (Dana) Forsbloom, their children Jude and Jet; son Dean (Twila) Forsbloom, their son Levi. He will also be missed by his sisters Joanne (Roddy) McKay and Sandy Forsbloom.
Wayne’s faith in his creator was instilled from infancy. He dedicated his life to Jehovah on September 5, 1943 in Vernon BC. He had complete faith in God’s promise of a resurrection to a paradise earth as promised at John 5:28,29.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be help at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 5 at the Calgary Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2900 14th Avenue NE Calgary, AB.
We would like to thank all the caregivers and staff (nurses and doctors) at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Chemainus Health Care Centre who were so kind. Special thanks to Dr. Masuda and some really special nurses who went above and beyond.

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Filed Under: Calgary, Prince George, Victoria

JANISSE (nee Masse): Cecile Marie of Windsor, ON

Posted by on October 29, 2016

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful death of a dedicated and loving wife, a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mom’s prayers were answered as she entered into eternal rest in her sleep on Wednesday morning, October 19, 2016 at the Villages at St. Clair, Windsor, ON at the age of 89. She was the last surviving child of 13, born in Zurich, Ontario to Nelson and Celima Masse. The last of another generation. The loving wife of Leonard “Len” Janisse for 67 years. Loved by her children, Fr. Rick Janisse, Gregory (1961), Don (Cathie), Laurie (John Boglitch) Michele (Chris Stollar). 9 grand and 12 great grandchildren also survive. Our thanks and heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Harrow Village and Amy’s Helping Hands for their patient love, dedication and care given daily. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm and 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm at Marcotte Funeral Home, Tecumseh Rd., Tecumseh, Ontario, (519)-735-2830. Prayers at: 4:30 p.m. On Monday, October 24th, you are invited to meet at Good Shepherd Church (St. Gregory Site) at 9:30 am for an hour of visitation followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Burial to follow at St. Anne’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia, Windsor

LYANGA: JOHN of WINDSOR

Posted by on October 29, 2016

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Dr. John Jacob Lyanga, allergist and community leader, died in his South Windsor home on Tuesday evening at age 65. Dr. Lyanga lived in Windsor for 19 years and served the community as a passionate and dedicated defender of equality and justice for visible minorities. Born in Ulemo, Tanzania, Dr. Lyanga was proud to serve as the president of the African Community Organization of Windsor for 10 years, bridging the divide between African immigrants and the political and social system of their adopted homeland, Canada. Dr. Lyanga was active in local and provincial political campaigns for 17 years. As a founding member of the Windsor-Essex International Medical Graduates (Windsor-Essex IMG) he was a strong advocate for improved methods of assessing, retraining and accrediting international medical graduates as well as all other foreign-trained professionals who face similar barriers. After graduating from Makerere Medical School in Uganda in 1967, Dr. Lyanga went on to do post-graduate medical training in England. He arrived in Canada in 1973 with his wife Scholastica and his young daughter Jacqueline. As he pursued specialized post-graduate studies and masters degrees at Queen’s University, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and McGill University, his other three children were born. Dr. Lyanga taught at the University of Manitoba and was actively involved in the drive to establish a medical school in Windsor. Further to this, Dr. Lyanga contributed to a biology textbook currently used by grade 12 students and wrote literature for the treatment of asthma in children. He practiced at Allergy & Respirology Associates until 1994 when he launched a solo practice, JM Allergy Care. From the beginning, his wife Scholastica worked alongside him. Dr. Lyanga was the current 2nd Vice-President of the Essex County Medical Society and a 4th degree Sir Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was a recipient of an Ontario Medical Association Life Membership (2005), the 2005 Herb Grey Harmony Award, the Ontario Volunteer Citizen Award and the Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 16 year Service Award. He was a loving, spiritual husband and father whose generosity knew no bounds. He was a friend, counselor and confidante to many in the community. He was a man of peace who brought people together. His sense of humour, love of life, courage and gentle touch will be missed by everyone who knew him. Dr. John Lyanga is survived by his wife Scholastica, and their four children, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Noel and Elliott. Dr. Lyanga’s wife, Scholastica is establishing the, “Dr. John Jacob Lyanga Medical Scholarship Fund” in his memory and the family wishes contributions to the fund in place of flowers. Knights of Columbus #4386 South Windsor and 4 th Degree Dean Wagner Assembly # 0862 prayers and presentation of chalice Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:00 pm. Visiting Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6-9pm at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre. Visiting Friday, Aug. 12, at St. Martin de Porres Church (1808 Labelle) from 2-5pm. PLEASE NOTE: Visiting will then commence Friday evening at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. for an African Wake from 7-11pm that is open to the public. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Assumption Church (350 Huron Church Rd.) after 8am followed by Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombent Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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Filed Under: Ontario

FRAZER: (Millicent) June of Victoria Formerly of Salt Spring Island

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Millicent June Frazer (nee Black). June 15, 1933 – September 13, 2015
With sadness and love, we say farewell to our Mom and Oma. We believe we all strive to live a good life, and Mom did just that. June was just 19 when she left Creston, BC to begin an exciting life with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Arriving in Vancouver by train, she had to ask for help to use the escalator, something she’d never seen. Travelling to Ontario for basic training was an adventure in itself, the training and military lifestyle agreed with her and she excelled. Then she met a young pilot officer named John Loughton Frazer, and although they weren’t supposed to fraternize, the heart knows what it wants and eventually they became engaged. Mom had to leave the RCAF, and her career as a military wife began. A year after the wedding, their son Brad arrived, followed by daughters Lee and Kim, and another son Drew – each born in a different province. The exciting life Mom dreamed of became a reality with postings all across Canada, France, Germany (twice), Norway, the US and Africa before Dad retired in 1986. Throughout Mom maintained her interest and activities in various voluntary capacities including Girl Guides, horseback riding for kids with physical challenges, and women’s issues.
They took advantage of their postings and saw as much of the world as they could, making friends all along the way. Settling on Salt Spring Island, they built their home and continued building their reputation as warm and welcoming hosts as many friends visited and enjoyed the wonderful food, wine and company. Full retirement wasn’t to be and as with their military life, Mom’s support was critical to Dad’s success as he then took on politics and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. Mom looked after things on Salt Spring Island, including volunteering at Seniors for Seniors and the Movile Mammography Screening Clinic. Mom was predeceased by her son Drew in 1984, her grandson Paul in 1998, and her husband in 2012.
By this time Mom was battling Alzheimer’s in addition to other health issues and after Dad’s passing, she moved to Victoria to be closer to family and care. June has been a good friend to many, an amazing Mother to her children and a fun and loving Oma to her grandchildren. June’s final years were not easy and she missed Dad terribly, but she carried on stubbornly, often with humour and a twinkle in her eye. Special thanks to Mom’s caregiver, Meah, who looked after her so well, and the Palliative Care Team.
June is survived by her son Brad (Susan) Frazer, daughter Lee (David) Valentine, daughter Kim (Kelly) Mann, her brother George (Barbara) Black and her sister Betty Smith, half-siblings Emily, Henry, Maggie and Jackie, her grandchildren: Scott, Amy, Spencer, Marites, Lindsay and Rodel, as well as great-granddaughters Bella and Chloe.
Celebration of life, Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm, First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive. No flowers please, donations in lieu to the Alzheimer’s Society or Hospice greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: Vancouver, Victoria

Kelleher: Mary Madeleine of Bolton Formerly of The town of Erin

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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KELLEHER, Mary Madeleine

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our Mother, Madeleine Kelleher (nee Turner) peacefully at King Nursing Home, Bolton, Ontario, in her 100th year of life on September 5, 2016. Madeleine was the beloved wife of the late Robert Kelleher, loving mother to Geoffrey (SueAnn) of South Bend, Indiana, Charlotte of Vineland, Lin (Jackie) of Saskatoon, Angela (Art) of Guelph, Celine (Marc) of St. Catharines, Basil (Diane) of Kitchener and Stan (Sylvia) of Melancthon. Madeleine was a cherished Nana to 29 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. A lifelong member of the Catholic Women’s League (like her Mother), Madeleine was a recipient of the Maple Leaf Service Award for outstanding League service over many years to residents of nursing homes in Brampton, Ontario. Madeleine was selflessly devoted to her vocation of Wife and Mother, into which she poured her creativity and original artistry. Madeleine was a spiritual woman who prayed the daily Rosary with her family. She was a child of Mary, like her Mother.The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at King Nursing Home for their tender loving care of our Mother throughout the past 5 years. Friends are invited to the Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, Ontario on Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Vigil will be held for Madeleine on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at St John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Church, 24 Millwood Road, Erin, Ontario on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11 a.m. Madeleine will be laid to rest with her beloved Bob at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Grafton, Ontario at a later date. Online condolences can be left at www.butcherfamilyfuneralhome.ca

Butcher Family Funeral Home 519-833-2231

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Filed Under: Guelph

FIELDING: Madeline Ruth of Bracebridge Formerly of Port Carling and Ottawa

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Madeline died peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on September 16, 2016, at age 86. Predeceased by husband John and son John, Madeline is survived by children Rachael, Craig and Jennifer, grandchildren Theo, Emma, Orion and Max Kelebay, Katie, Sean and Natalie Fielding, and Willow, George and Varia Tambakis, John Timothy Fielding and more dear friends that can be counted. Madeline was a going concern from start to finish, from the young family years, to working and travelling alongside her surgeon husband John, later retiring with him to start a whole new life in their beloved Muskoka. Madeline’s many lifelong friends were always a great joy to her and especially treasured in recent days. Our gratitude to each of you. Family invited friends to a lakeside celebration Wednesday, September 21 at 2 pm, at St James Anglican Church, Mortimer’s Point, Muskoka. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders or Moosonee Puppy Rescue. Condolences and memories may be sent to remembermadeline@gmail.com.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Orillia, Toronto

SEMAKA: Stephanie Semaka of Edmonton Formerly of Vilna, Smoky Lake, Edmonton

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Semaka, Stephanie (nee Lysak)
January 27, 1927 – September 7, 2016
It was with great sadness that we said goodbye, in a private family ceremony, to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Dan (Sonya), and their children Steven and Derek, Debbie (Rico) and their children, Ryan (Maria) and great grandchild Remy, and Jenna (Graham), Darlene (Ted) and her children Katrina and Leeza. Stephanie was predeceased by her husband, Steve, her brother Walter, and son David.
A special thank-you to the kind and caring staff at Dickensfield.
Love you forever, Remember you always.

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Filed Under: Edmonton

LUCAS: L Kathleen "Kay" of West Vancouver Formerly of Toronto , Montreal

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Lucas, Lucy Kathleen “Kay” passed away on Sunday 28-Aug-2016 in her 90th year. She was born Lucy Kathleen Coles on 6-Mar-1926 in Toronto Ontario. She and her late husband William “Bill” Lucas’s ashes where joined in the ocean as per her wishes. Kay will be missed by her friends and the ten nieces / nephews and their families.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

CROZIER: Hillis of Ottawa

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Hillis Crozier, peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 93yrs. Hillis will be fondly remembered by his loving wife of 64 years Mary. Father to Shirley (Gerrard), Betty (Brian) Vallery and Norma. Loving Grandfather to Brandon, Ryan, Adam and Alexander.

In following with Hillis’s wishes, a private cremation ceremony will be held with his ashes disbursed on the family farm.

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Filed Under: Brockville

ELLINGHAUS: Hans Volker of Terrace Formerly of Germany

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Hans Volker Ellinghaus passed away peacefully on September 3rd after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernst Ellinghaus and Elisabeth (nee Kaumanns) and his sister. He is survived by his loving partner of 10 years, Fiona. He is also survived by his son and best friend, Falk, his wife Stacey and their children, Selina and Koen. He is also survived by his daughter, Stephanie, her husband Gerry and their children, Shanna and Joey. Also his ex wife Sheila. Volker had many friends through the Ministry Of Forests as he had a career with there for 20 years until his retirement in 2010. Prior to that he had a career with the German Military Police. He was a good and kind man with a gentle spirit. He will be missed by many and loved forever by those who knew him best. Rest in Peace.

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FRAZER: John (Jack) Loughton of Salt Spring Island

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Colonel Jack Frazer slipped the surly bonds of earth at 1122 hours on December 17, 2012. Jack passed away after a brief illness in Victoria, BC, with family at his side. Born in Kamloops on December 20, 1931, Jack leaves behind his wife of 56 years, June, son Bradley (Susan) and daughters Lee Valentine (David) and Kimberly Mann (Kelly) as well as many friends around the world. Jack was pre deceased by his son Drew in 1984 and grandson Paul in 1998. Jack was a loving and supportive Opa to Scott (Amy), Spencer, Marites, Lindsay and Rodel and Great Opa to Bella.
Jack was a proud member of the Canadian Forces, spanning the years 1951 to 1986 where he attained the rank of Colonel and was awarded the Order of Military Merit, Meritorious Service Cross and the Canadian Forces Decoration. While in the RCAF, Jack commanded several different units and squadrons in Canada, the US and Europe, and flew a variety of aircraft including the F86 Sabre and the CF 104 Starfighter. In 1954 he became a member of the Fireballs aerobatic team performing air shows throughout Europe. He was selected to join the the RCAF Golden Hawks aerobatic team in 1961, a true highlight of his career. In 1983 Jack was posted to Zimbabwe where, as Military Attaché, he was accredited to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Botswana. In 1985 while on a routine visit to Uganda, a coup d’état occurred. Jack met with the British High Commission in Kampala and assisted in organizing the evacuation of the citizens of ten western nations from Uganda into Kenya. For his actions, Jack was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by Governor General Jean Sauve.
In 1986 Jack and June returned to Canada and retired to Salt Spring Island. On Salt Spring, the Frazer’s were regular supporters of Legion Branch 92 and patrons of the Chemainus Theatre. The annual April 1st RCAF celebration, inspired by Jack, was a cornerstone of their social calendar, as it brought back so many memories of a great career. Retirement also meant extensive travels including many cruise and barge holidays and of course his beloved SPAADS and 104 Association reunions with his former fellow fliers.
As a Reform Party member, Jack was elected Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands in October 1993. He served as Defense and Veterans Affairs Critic and Deputy Whip and sat on seven Parliamentary Committees during the 35th Parliament. His Private Member’s Bill establishing the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal was passed into law in 1997.
Retiring from politics in 1997, Jack was appointed to the Veterans Review and Appeals Board after which he retired for the third and final time.
Jack was subsequently awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his country.
Celebration of Life will be held at 443 Squadron Hanger at Victoria Airport on January 24, 2013 at 1300 hrs.
Donations in memory of Jack can be made to the Salt Spring Island Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92.
PRET, DISPOS ET CAPABLE

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Filed Under: Vancouver, Victoria

Penny: James Aldos of London

Posted by on September 7, 2016

 

Sadly and already much missed James Aldos Penny passed from this realm to the next on Sunday September 4th 2016 after a long battle against cancer.

He joins his wife Gail who sadly passed in 2015 and leaves behind his loving family, many friends and countless scouts who learned and benefited from his wisdom over the years.

‘Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.’

In respect for James personal beliefs and those of his family there will not be a funeral service or church ceremony – instead a memorial dedication will be held on Thursday September 7th 2016.

Go in peace son – this vale of tears cannot hold you but our hearts will never let you go.

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Filed Under: Ontario

LANG: Chris of Montreal

Posted by on September 6, 2016

The Lang family is sad to announce the passing of Chris Lang of Montreal in February (2016) of this year. Mr. Lang passed away suddenly while recuperating from a recently diagnosed illness during a a brief visit south of the border. He is survived by his wife and son (Stewart). Mr.Lang was a local entrepreneur and loved to support his local community, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

STOBBART: LISA of MISSISSAUGA

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Lisa Stobbart, of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Friday August 12, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, June 30, 1962, to Theodore and Mary Mercouris, Lisa lived her life surrounded by family and friends in Mississauga, Ontario.
She was well known for her hospitality, sense of humor, creativity, and passion for her children. She loved decorating her home for every season, especially so at Christmas. She found delight in entertaining friends and she loved her pets. Lisa was selfless in her service to others and was always ready with a word of encouragement. Above all, Lisa cherished her family. Her children were the center of her life.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Johnny; her sons Anthony and Nikolas; daughter Maria; her parents Theodore and Mary; her sister Kelly Wilbert, brother-in-law Dave, their children Brittany, Alexa and Daniel; her Aunt Velda, and Uncles Damon (Helen), Peter (Angelique), and Dennis (Trudy).
Lisa’s giving heart, warmth, and laughter will be sorely missed but her memories shall be cherished forever. Until we meet again….

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Filed Under: Brantford, Hamilton, Ontario, Toronto

BRYCE: Heather of Edmonton

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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Heather Bryce passed suddenly at the age of 59 on June 18-2016. She was survived by her husband Gary, son Ian and daughters Wendy (Scott), Crystal (Phil),Sabrina and her grand children Austin, Teyden, Will, Nate, Avrlynn, Colin’s and Reilly. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family, Heather had a heart of gold and was always their for others. Her lifelong career of working with children will never go unforgotten A celebration of life was held in honour of Heather on June 24/2016.

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Filed Under: Edmonton