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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NYHAN: John of Victoria, BC Formerly of Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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born December 14, 1939, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland. Passed away peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2016, at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC. Survived by wife Margaret, children Sean (Terry), Kelly (Ronette), Erin, Tara-Leigh (Jeffrey), and Kerry, and step-children Keri-Lee (Doug) Kris, and grandchildren Brendan, Rebecca, Lucas, Taylor, Sara, Eunbai, Connor, Faye, Gemma, Alex, Emily, and TJ. John immigrated to Canada from Ireland as a young man alone in the world. He built a life for himself and his family that could only be described as colourful. He eventually settled on Vancouver Island, which bore the closest resemblance he could find to the home he had left in Ireland. He had a great love of poetry, literature, fine food, and a tidy tumbler of Irish Mist Whiskey. We will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his quick wit, and most of all, his enduring love for his children and grandchildren. His was the road less travelled.

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Victoria

GARNEAU: Michel of Jonquière

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Monsieur Michel Garneau, originaire de Ham-Nord, est décédé à l’hôpital de Jonquière le lundi 6 février 2017 à l’âge de 76 ans; fils de feu Albert Garneau et de feu Alice Brulotte. Il était le père d’Alain, Annie et Marco; le grand-père de Naomi Pascale, Jonathan, Kaelen et Léa Sophia; le frère de feu Thérèse, feu Felix, feu Lorenzo (Rollande), feu Jeanne-d’Arc (feu Frank), feu Alban (Françoise), et Bernard (feu Denise). Lui survivent également plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, ami(e)s ainsi que sa famille du club des élans.
Une célébration d’adieu aura lieu à l’église Sainte-Famille de Jonquière le 18 février à 15:30. Ensuite, la famille et ses amis sont invités à une célébration de sa vie et un partage en sa mémoire qui aura lieu le 18 février de 16:30 à 20:00 au Club social des Élans de Kénogami au 3558 Rue Saint Louis, Jonquière, QC.
Au printemps, la famille sera invité à se ressembler à Ham-Nord pour un service commémoratif. Plus d’information suivra. Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons peuvent être faits à la Société canadienne du cancer http://www.cancer.ca/fr-ca/?region=qc.
Mr. Michel Garneau, originally from Ham-Nord, Quebec, has passed away on February 6, 2017 at the Jonquière Hospital at the age of 76. He was the son of Albert Garneau and Alice Brulotte; father to Alain, Annie and Marco; grand-father to Naomi Pascale, Jonathan, Kaelen et Léa Sophia; brother of Thérèse, Felix, Lorenzo (Rollande), Jeanne-d ’Arc (Frank), Alban (Françoise), and Bernard (Denise). He is fondly remembered by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends as well as his club (des Elans) family.
A goodbye celebration will be held on February 18th at the Sainte-Famille Church of Jonquière at 3:30pm. Friends and family are then invited to share their memories and partake in a celebration of his life that will take place on February 18th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at Le Club des Elans de Kénogami, 3558 Saint Louis St, Jonquière, QC.
Later this spring, the family will be invited to get together in Ham-Nord for a commemorative mass which will be announced at a later date. For those who wishes to, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=qc.

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Filed Under: Quebec City, Saguenay

ADAMS: Vivian Elizabeth of Merritt Formerly of Ladner, Richmond, Worcester, United Kingdom

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Vivian Elizabeth Adams of Merritt, British Columbia died peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital following a brief struggle with Lymphoma. She passed on surrounded by her husband and in the presence of her children at 3:46pm on February 6th 2017.

Vivian was born in October 14, 1952 in Burnaby, British Columbia. She had an adventurous spirit and lived her life between Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Vivian brought life to the world, first as a midwife, and then through the birth of her children. Her faith in God brought her peace, happiness and strength throughout her life.

She is survived by her loving children Aaron, Joseph, Luke, her daughter in-law Debra, Iain, Ruth, Joshua, Peter, and Samuel, as well as her husband James, her sisters Jaqueline, Katherine and her brother Daniel and her many nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the BC Cancer Research Centre. There will be a celebration of Vivian’s life held at Ladner Christian Fellowship Church on 5545 Ladner Trunk Road in Delta BC on February 11th 2017. Viewing will be held at 1pm, with a service following at 2pm.

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EGELTON: Charles of London

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Charles Robert Egelton, 66, passed away suddenly Saturday February 4th, 2017 at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Charles was survived by his wife and partner for 35 years, Jean; His children Robert and Barbra Egelton; his grandchildren Hunter, Addison, and Alex; His step-children Wade, Brenda, and Angie; His sisters Pamela, Wendy, and Joy; and by numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister Debbie and his parents June and Robert.

Charles was born on September 22, 1950 in Windsor, Ontario. After the family moved to London, Charlie graduated from H.B. Beal Secondary School and attended Fanshawe College. He had a long career with Apex Motor Express in London, Ontario. Charles loved gadgets and games of all kinds and loved pugs specially his pet pug, Pugsley who would sleep at his feet while he put something together at the kitchen table.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Compass Community Church located at 345 Pond Mills Rd on February 20th at 1pm with reception to follow in the hall adjoining the worship centre. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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Filed Under: London, Windsor

NEITZEL: Nancy Leona of Oshawa, Ontario Formerly of Round Lake Centre, Ontario

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Nancy Leona Neitzel September 18, 1951 – January 31, 2017
Passed away in her sleep at her home in Oshawa at the age of 65 after a long illness of diabetes and kidney disease. Raised in Round Lake Centre she was the Daughter of the late Herb (Agnes) Neitzel of Round Lake Centre. Nancy was the only sister to Reg (Charlotte) of Eganville, Rick (Linda) of Stittsville, Ron (Deborah Begley) of Round Lake Centre. Loving Aunt to Ramona Fiebig, Brad Neitzel, Rod Neitzel, and Great Aunt to Evan Fiebig, Keira Neitzel and Nicole Neitzel.
Dedication ceremony being held at 10 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Oshawa, followed by Funeral at 11 a.m.

When God saw you getting so tired
And cure was not to be
He put his arms around you
And whispered ‘Come to Me’
He didn’t like what you went through
And he finally gave you rest
His garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best
And when we knew you were sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
We wouldn’t wish you back
To suffer that endless pain again
So as you take your final rest
Now we can say goodbye
Rest well Nancy, our sweet Sister

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CONLIN: Thomas (Tom) of Kingston Formerly of Coe Hill, ON; Belleville, ON

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Thomas (Tom) Robert Conlin
Jun 13, 1962 – Jan 16, 2017
Life partner of Jerry-Lynn Dafoe, loving father of Jeff and stepfather of Nathalie and Jake. Predeceased by his father Charles. Tom will be missed dearly by his mother Kathy Vella and siblings Reg, Perry, Tim, Linda Dickson and Christine, and by his many nieces and nephews. Celebrations of Tom’s life will be held at the Thurlow Community Centre in Corbyville on Feb 12 1-5pm, and at the Coe Hill Legion on May 21 12-4pm. Tom’s love of the outdoors and passion for hunting and fishing defined him. Donations in memoriam to ofah.org

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KING: Suzanne (Sue) of Denholm Formerly of Quebec, British Columbia, Smith Falls, Ottawa

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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With great sadness we share the passing of Suzanne (Sue) Elizabeth King, (Denholm, PQ, BC, Smith Falls, Ottawa), aged 46, on January 24, 2017.

May her loving son (Jesy), mother (Joanne), sisters, (Kt, Sandy), extended family (related and by kinship), constant companions, close community, and many friends, take some comfort in knowing Sue appreciated and loved us dearly.

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

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

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SKERRETT: Elizabeth Mae of Toronto

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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On January 31st, 2017 Elizabeth passed away peacefully at Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto, in her 68th year following a brief illness with cancer. Born in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, on September 14, 1949 to Cecil and Anita Skerrett. Elizabeth was warm, compassionate, generous and a valued member of the Cabbagetown Community, most notably through her thousands of hours of charity work at both Saint Luke’s United Church and Dixon Hall Meals-on-Wheels program. Having lived most of her life in Toronto, Elizabeth embraced the music, visual arts and numerous performances and festivals the city always had to offer. Among her family, she is remembered as being courageous through life’s challenges, resolutely independent, and gracious. Elizabeth is known by her friends as always supportive with a kind soul, and members of her church remember her as always being such a presence of quiet grace. Loving mother to Shaniah Leduc and son-in-law Scott, and step-grandmother to Katherine who loved her short bread cookies and remembers her as always being generous with gifts. Elizabeth cared deeply for the well-being of her brother Glyn and sister-in-law Marleen, niece Kristy and nephew Gregory (Suzanne) Skerrett, and brothers William (Rhea) and Albert. She was a beloved friend to many from her church and community whose friendships Elizabeth so dearly cherished and to whom her family is thankful for enriching her life. We are grateful to Elizabeth’s dedicated family physician Dr. Susan Shepherd and nurse Barbara for their years of support, and more recently the care teams from The Temmy Latner Center, CCAC (Mary and Claudia), and all staff at Bridgepoint 4 North. A memorial service will be held in the spring at her church, Saint Luke’s United Church. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St., Toronto, ON M5A 2S3.

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Filed Under: Toronto, Vancouver

GANTZ: Jesselee Adam of Hamilton

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Feb 15, 1954-January 29, 2017. Left to mourn his loss are sisters Roslynn (Claudio) Memme, Ronda Ploughman, niece Jessica (Bill) Hallman and children, beloved companion Susan McPhail (Squirrel) and sons Edward and Reggie Ploughman. Predeceased by parents Pearl and James Ploughman and younger brothers Monty and David.

Adam was in every sense of the word an old world craftsman/artisan and musician. Using only antique equipment and very old methods of production to hand produce his products, he was a recognized master bookbinder, master bootmaker and tailor. He specialized in civil war clothing and period costume. His rare hand sewn “boots with no cuts” were in demand around the world. He was a publisher of the arcane using specialized papers and old style printing presses. His books published under the imprint OBR and Acorn are now held in private collections and are highly sought after for their rarity and quality of workmanship.

Adam wrote and played his own music (drums and guitar). He performed with local groups and also left behind a small library of his own music. His love of cats translated into several generations of black and white “shop” cats – all named John Henry. Adam had a heart for the USA and spent many years living and traveling there with most of his time spent in Tacoma, WA, PA, and NY. His unique gifts, strength of personality and enjoyment of others, led to many long and enduring friendships over his lifetime. No-one could tell a story like Adam and few would match his creative and outrageous sense of humor. Adam was uncompromising in his commitment to live life on his own terms. His passing leaves us deeply saddened and feeling like it is the end of an era. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

A private service by close friends and family will be held on Wednesday February 1st with internment to follow at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charity of your choice or to one of the many animal rescue groups in the city.

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Filed Under: Hamilton

Holden: Tracy of London

Posted by on February 9, 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, Jeremy, and Dave. 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, Patty, Uncles Norman, Don, and family friends Tom and Cathy Kuchlein, Rick and Susan Muir.
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

JOHNSON (nee Clark): Ivy Ward of Kelowna, B.C Formerly of Kamloops, B.C

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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JOHNSON, Ivy Ward (nee Clark)
Mrs. Ivy Ward (Clark) Johnson passed away peacefully in Cottonwood Care facility, Kelowna, B.C. on November 19, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
Ivy is predeceased by her loving husband Carl William Johnson, December 1, 2008, age 87 years.
Ivy was born February 8, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Sarah Clark who emigrated from Liverpool, England with sister Hilda. In 1939, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C. where Ivy later met Carl and they married on September 2, 1953. Ivy and Carl were married for 55 years and had 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Daughter, Charlene (Johnson) and husband Larry Scott of Sherwood Park, Alberta, have two children, Jenna and Thomas Scott. Thomas Scott (grandson) and wife Jenna have one son (great grandson) Maxwell in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Son, Stewart Johnson of Kelowna, B.C. has two children, Sarah and Michelle Johnson (granddaughters).
Daughter, Heather (Johnson) and husband Roger Gabel of Kelowna, B.C. have two children, Rex and (Tammy) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jenifer and (William) and children of Moorpark, California.
Daughter, Janet (Johnson) and husband Dana Kaplanchuk of Maple Ridge, B.C. have five children, Amy, Kelsey and Holly (Johnson) Young (grandchildren), Shawn and Michelle Kaplanchuk.
Ivy was a dedicated daughter of Rebekah Lodge since 1951, and believed in the creed of “friendship, love and truth”. A vital importance to Ivy was keeping family and friends connected.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Erasmus, Missionwood Retirement Resort Home and Cottonwood Care Centre, for their exceptional attention to care, compassion, empathy and mindfulness.
It is a great loss set upon our family, but with our faith in God that our mother (Ivy) instilled in us, we will endure. God Bless.
Memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined and announced.
Should family or friends so desire, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society or any organization of need. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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BRAGANZA: CHERYL of MONTREAL

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Passed away peacefully after a 12 year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Survived by three children, Andre, Carlos, and Miguel. A musician with raw unbridled talent, she was offered a scholarship to Juilliard when she was 16. From a young age, she played the piano, the organ, the accordion, and the harmonica with equal versatility. She began to paint in her 20’s and discovered that she was a gifted painter.

She was diagnosed with bone cancer on her 60th birthday and came a hairsbreadth from death four times but fought her way back to life each time. She gained confidence and developed her painting talent with exponential speed. When asked why, she answered “I’m in a race against time. I have so much to say and so much more to bring into the world…” In her last five years of life, she produced more artwork and published more writing than she produced in the previous 20 years.

In 2008, she was named Montreal’s Woman of the Year for using her art as a tool to fight for women’s rights all over the world. She was then elected President of the prestigious Women’s Art Society of Montreal, which she grew dramatically.

Confronting the reality of death enabled her to blossom with unlimited creativity, courage and joy. The more broken her body became, the more she painted soaring images of birds, and butterflies, and dancing women. And when the cancer paralyzed her body, she painted tapestries of colour and love with her face, her voice and her mind.

She was never alone, surrounded by a closely knit group of friends who grew to love her (and each other). She died peacefully in her sleep after seeing her three children; her soul soaring to the beautiful places reflected in her art.

The family will receive condolences at 1070 St-Mathieu, Montreal, H3H2S8 (rear entrance on Joseph Manseau) on Dec 18 and 19, 2pm-9pm. In lieu of flowers, consider a financial donation to the Montreal Women’s Art Society to help publish her work.

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Filed Under: Montreal

DUFAULT: Justin, Joseph of Calgary Formerly of Windsor, Toronto

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Justin passed away at his home in Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday December 18th, 2016. Justin is survived by his son Gabriel of River Canard Ontario, his mother Marlene Dufault, predeceased by father Roger Dufault (2013) His brothers Chris and Michael, and his sister Monique. Uncle to Justin and Dylan Tufty, Darren Dufault, Jarryd Barr, Katie Dufault, Shannon and Holly Dufault, Maddyx and Addyson Dufault. Great uncle of Riley and Nathan Dufault. Justin leaves behind his only child Gabriel, who Justin loved more than anything in this world. Justin was also an avid sportsman. He loved his fishing, bowling, golf and of course hockey where he was prideful of his skills as a goalie. Justin also loved to sing and act and was quite good at it too. For many years he performed under Brian Raisebeck and Theatre Alive! Justin was also a successful entrepreneur, as co-owner/operator of Choice Memorial in Calgary with his partner Teresa Jones. Justin graduated from Catholic Central high school in Windsor where he went on to Humber college to become a funeral director. Justin will be cremated following a private service in Calgary.

A memorial service for friends and family in Windsor is being planned for the second week of the new year. Details will be released as they are confirmed

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Filed Under: Toronto, Windsor

RICHARDS: Shauna Leigh (Shaunski) of Winnipeg Formerly of Courtenay and Kelowna

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Richards, Shauna Leigh Oct 2, 1977 – Dec 18, 2016 There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited, loving Shauna, who died in Winnipeg, at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” was called home to the open, loving arms of her family in heaven. Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC In 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna, and finally Winnipeg. The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks, and a trigger for an hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna! Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994, and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog, “Ruff”, tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind like her dad, Brian, on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven! Shauna was predeceased by her dad, Brian,, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah, and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey, on sometimes bumpy roads, was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom, Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun, and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie) and cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan, and Darcy (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name, to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated. Love you forever and ever “Our beautiful little Toad”. Picture can be viewed at Campbell River Mirror online.

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg

PETTYPIECE: ANNE E. of TORONTO Formerly of WINDSOR

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Born August 22, 1932 – Died October 22, 2016, Anne Pettypiece – Gregory was married for 32 years and predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas Gregory in 2006. Anne was Professor Emeritus at Ryerson University in Media Studies, Business and Technical Communications Department. Anne was sister to Thomas Pettypiece. She was dear cousin to Nancy (Wood) Enright, John Enright, David Wood, William Wood and Mary-Jane Russell. Cremation has taken place and niche internment is at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. For information regarding a memorial for Anne Pettypiece, please contact
Mary-Jane Russell at 905-870-5516 or janusproductions@gmail.com.

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DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
ROBERT ALLEN DORRINGTON
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

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