SIME: Cecile Eugenie of Ottawa

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Cecile Eugenie Sime (nee Paradis) – Peacefully in her sleep Dec 13th, at the age of 82. Loving wife of Alexandre Ernest “Bernard” and mother of Donna (Mark) and Brian. Grand mother of Meagan, Trina (Ryan), Joshua, Sarah, Jean-Paul and Jonathan. Eldest sister to Colette and Jacqueline (Dan) as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter-in-law Sylvie (nee St Pierre).

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Pembroke

PAULIN (VALLEE): Marie Jeanne of Renfrew

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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passed away peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on November 30, 2017 at the age of 78. Wife of the late Simon Paulin. Beloved daughter of the late Alice and Alcime Vallee. Mother of Rose Cuneo, Elaine Paulin (Don Dorge), Angel Paulin, and Jeremie (Lynn Arbuthnot) Paulin. Survived by her sibling Victor (Mellie) Vallee. Dear Grandmother to Nicolas, Michelle (William Blanchard), Patrick (PJ), Brianna, Simon, and Zachary. Great grand mother of William and Adrianna. Marie is predeceased by her brothers Vital Vallee, Armand and sister Rita Desroches.

Professional services entrusted to the care of the Anderson Funeral Home, 22 Raglan Street South, Renfrew.
Following Marie’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held December 9, 2017, 11 a.m. at L’Eglise Sainte Croix, Lafontaine, Ontario, with inurnment to follow weather permitting. Donations in memory of Marie to Hospice Renfrew or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences and donations can be made online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com

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Filed Under: Barrie, Ontario, Orillia, Ottawa

MILLAR: Donald of Athens

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Millar, Donald M.

Peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on Saturday November 25th, 2017. Donald Millar age 83 years, of RR3 Athens. Beloved husband of Simone Millar ( nee Mayer ). Dear father of David Millar of Surrey, B.C., Denise Lambert, Alec Millar and Donna Price ( Graham ) all of Ottawa. Predeceased by a son Daniel Millar of Surrey, B.C. Loving grandfather of Christopher, Jessica, Catherine, Anna, Tristan and Connor. Also survived by a step-son, Gordon McAllister ( Christine ) and two step-grandchildren, Kenneth McAllister and Megan Mosca ( Mike ) all of Orleans. Predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

In keeping with Donald’s wishes, cremation will take place and a Private Family Grave-Side Service will be held at Glen Elbe Cemetery. In memoriams to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at. www.judsonfuneralhome.ca

JUDSON FUNERAL HOME
613-924-2626

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SINOPOLI: Yvana Marie of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (May 10, 1946 – November 18, 2017)
After a valiant battle with cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (nee Fortin) passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, at the age of 71.

Born in St. Jean-Port-Jolie, Quebec on May 10th, 1946 to the late Yvan and Germaine (nee Charland) Fortin.

Yvana will be forever remembered by her husband, Nicola Sinopoli, of 52 years. Dearly missed by her daughter Marianne (Chris) Gowanlock and her grandchildren, Joseph, Robert, Christina and Blake. Lovingly remembered by siblings Arlette (David Moffatt) and Yanick Fortin and many nieces and nephews. Reunited in heaven with sisters Micheline (nee Fortin) Desbois and Colinette (nee Fortin) Barrette.

Honouring Yvana’s wishes a private burial was held on Tuesday November 21st, 2017 at Beechwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Baycrest Health Sciences Centre at the The Shirley and Philip Granovsky Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (10 mai 1946 – 18 novembre 2017)
Après une lutte acharnée contre le cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (née Fortin) est décédé paisiblement, samedi le 18 novembre 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans, à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences de Toronto.

Né à Saint-Jean-Port-Jolie, Québec le 10 mai, 1946, fille de feu Yvan et de feue Germaine (née Charland) Fortin.

Yvana restera à jamais dans les mémoires de son mari, Nicola Sinopoli, de 52 ans. Elle sera manqué beaucoup par sa fille Marianne (Sinopoli) Gowanlock et à ses petits-enfants, Joseph, Robert, Christina et Blake. Chère sœur d’Arlette (David Moffatt) de Prince Edward County et de son frère Yanick Fortin de Marathon, ainsi que de nombreux nièces et neveux. Réunis au paradis avec ses sœurs Micheline (née Fortin) Desbois et Colinette (née Fortin) Barrette.

Honorant les vœux d’Yvana, une inhumation privée a eu lieu mardi le 21 novembre 2017 au cimetière Beechwood.

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons peuvent être faits à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences Centre de l’unité de soins palliatifs « The Shirley and Philip Granovsky » ou à la Société Canadienne du Cancer.

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SIMMONS: LISLE of CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS Formerly of WINNIPEG, BRANDON, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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LISLE HUTSON SIMMONS
April 10, 1927 – November 19, 2017

With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, companion, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend, Lisle Hutson Simmons.
Lisle was predeceased by his parents, Eunice and Merton Simmons; siblings Grantley (Doreen) and Corrine; and his granddaughter, Christina Simmons. He will be missed by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Simmons (née Watson) and their five children, Anderson (Joanne), Jean (Gregory), Antoinette (Richard), Judy (Rick) and Deborah (Geraint), all of Canada. He is also survived by his sons Eon (USA) and Tony (Barbados) and daughters, Gloria (Barbados), Anne (Canada) and Christina (Canada), daughter of his companion, Sanjean Pilgrim (Barbados).
He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Anthony (Jackie), Renee, Shelley (John), Natasha, Jeremy, Michelle, Danielle, Shana, Chad, Tosan and Tmiesan; four great grandchildren, Keenan, Brittany (Erin), Jordan, Teshawn and Tedra; and a great great grandson, Evander; as well as a niece, nephews and cousins, including Margaret Jordan, Kingsley Simmons and Carl Pilgrim, all of Great Britain; Enfield Forde, the Jones, Byron and Pilgrim families, all of Barbados. In Barbados he is also missed by friends Joan and Douglas Watson, Joslyn Browne, Cuthbert Belgrave, Earl Browne, MacCartney Welch, Vernon Mitchell, the Gill and Nurse families and the members of the Vauxhall community. The family would like to thank the health care providers in Canada and Barbados for their support and care over the years.
In Barbados Lisle was the first born of seven children. He moved to Canada in 1967 after serving as a police officer in Barbados. He completed a degree in social work and was employed as a rehabilitation counsellor by the Government of Manitoba. He loved life and thought greatly of Canada and Barbados. He was a very sociable and articulate man who also served as a justice of the peace. He believed in himself and others and supported educational and social causes for people who needed help in their communities.
A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Parish Church, Barbados, November 29th, 2017 at 2:30 pm with refreshments to follow. Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made through the Winnipeg Foundation, to the Barbados Association of Winnipeg Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of your choice.
Belmont Funeral Home
Belmont Road, St. Michael,
Barbados BB 11116
Tel: (246) 429-3343 (246) 429-2659. Fax: (246) 429-2532.
Email: belmont@caribsurf.com
After hours: (246) 231-9954

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LEVIN: Roy Joseph of Halifax

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Roy Joseph Levin, 74, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 19, 2017 in Halifax. Born May 1, 1943 in Oldham, UK to the late Arthur and Mary (Schlumpf) Levin, Roy came to Nova Scotia at age 6 with his mother and sister on board the RMS Aquitania. He attended King’s Collegiate School from 1957-63, where he excelled at basketball, rugby, track & field, cross country, and cadets, later studying engineering at Dalhousie University before serving as a traffic and infrastructure engineer for the City of Halifax for more than 30 years. Roy and Linda (Grasse) were married in the Chapel of Roy’s old boarding school in Windsor on May 5, 1973. Their son Michael (Mick) was born February 22, 1983, and had the honour of presiding over the renewal of his parents’ vows on July 18, 2015. Roy was a loving husband and proud father, as well as a pilot, award winning sailor, photographer, traveller, antique collector, musician, die-hard Rolling Stones fan and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Mick (Sarah), granddog Lucy, extended Grasse family Etta, Peggy (John), Carter (Shelley), Chelsea, Richard (Bev), Brandon, and his sister Joan (Peter).
A cheerful celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Armdale Yacht Club at 75 Burgee Run in Halifax on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-3pm, where Roy was a member for more than 50 years. His family looks forward to hearing and sharing special memories of Roy with everyone whose lives were touched by his kindness and friendship.
Roy’s cremains will be scattered by family among his favorite places over the coming months. Roy’s family is especially appreciative of the exceptionally caring and thoughtful staff of Melville Lodge who went to great lengths to provide dignity and compassion for him and his loved ones during his final years. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a children’s charity of your choice.

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Filed Under: Halifax

KEELEY: Paul of Gros-Islet, St. Lucia

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Born in Belleville, December 17, 1950, Paul Keeley, formerly of Oakville, Ontario, died in St. Lucia on November 11, 2017

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Filed Under: Belleville, Toronto

HINES: Doug of Toronto

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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1934-2017, John Douglas Hines
With deep sadness, we wish to communicate the passing of “Doug” Hines – a long-time resident of the GTA, also known as Papa Smurf, Wee Dougie, Cowboy Doug and Big “D,” in his eighty-fourth year.  In his final moments, at Etobicoke General hospital, Doug experienced the profound joy of having his loving children, grandchildren and great grandchild by his side.   He will be greatly missed by his children Michael Hines, Catherine (Betsy) Hines, and James (Jamie) Hines; grandchildren, Sarah Hines, Alex Hines, Hudson Hines, Christen Latham, Rebecca Laffrade, James Wimpory, & Ashley Hines, and great grandchildren, Wynter Zuch, Charlie Laffrade, Carter Laffrade, and by countless extended relatives and friends.  Doug was pre-deceased by his parents Catherine Hines (nee McClelland) and John Hines, sister Marilyn “Sissy” Ball (the late Karl), and is survived by his sister, Jeanne Fry (Allan) and nephew Jeff. Doug loved his family with his entire being and had tremendous pride in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  We are eternally grateful that Doug has left us a legacy of love.
Doug enjoyed the outdoors, but only from his horse or a convertible, or by the BBQ. His love of dogs and horses were his passions, along with his great love of sports – auto-racing, hockey and football, in particular. We will all miss those special times with him while he enjoyed and shared his passions & his great love of unique comments & profanity not just while watching sports but reading the paper and especially while driving.
Friends and family are invited to email celebratingdoughines@gmail.com for information regarding a Tapenade and Caesars celebration in toasting Doug on Saturday, November 25th, from 2pm-4pm. These were his favorite weekend specialties. Anyone who knew Doug, was also aware that he had an enormous passion for horses. In lieu of flowers, he would love donations be made in his name to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue at www.whhrescue.com or please give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada to a personal page at http://donate.pancreaticcancercanada.ca/site/TR/DIY-FundraiseforUs/DIY-FundraiseforUs?px=1150296&pg=personal&fr_id=1296

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AMOND: Juliette Marie of North Bay

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Amond, Juliette Marie (nee McAlpine)
The family announces with heavy hearts her peaceful passing, November 6th, 2017 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, at the age of 75 years. Wife of the late Edward A. Amond. Loving Mother of the late Gerald G. Amond (Teresa), Douglas L. Amond (Margaret) and Gordon E. Amond (Carole). Predeceased by brothers James Stewart and Russell Stewart. Loving sister to Mrs. Alvina Sparks, Mrs. Margaret Henderson (Guy), Mrs Jean McGregor, and Mr. Frank McAlpine (Nicole), all of Northern Ontario. Also sister to Mr. John McAlpine and Mrs. Helen Peloquin of Southern Ontario. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A formal family celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2018 with all family members and friends. Donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre c/o the Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: London, North Bay, Sudbury

PALYLYK (FROESE): Leona May Marie of Surrey Formerly of Pincher Creek

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Leona died peacefully in her sleep on November 9, 2017 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC after a 5 years struggle with dementia. Leona was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta to parents Ella and Bruno (Buck) Froese on July 11, 1949.

Leona graduated from Matthew Halton Community School in 1967, then travelled west to Vancouver to further her education at what was then UBC’s Biological Technician laboratory. While in Vancouver, she met and married Richard (Rick) Palylyk with whom she had 3 children. Leona and Rick raised Siberian Huskies for show and racing, taking their team of sled dogs across BC, Washington State and Idaho before parting ways in 1985. As early participants in “Superdogs” (an event that occurs to this day at the PNE), she helped in bringing canine sports to a wider audience. Leona went on to meet Leonard (Len) Boscoe who moved from Edmonton to live in Surrey, BC with her and her children. Leona raised Whippets with Leonard and continued her participation in dog shows and canine sports until Leonard’s passing. She was a founding member of the Pacific Kennel Club, a dog show that still occurs every year at Hazelmere RV Park. In her later years, Leona volunteered with the Surrey Eagles Junior Hockey team during their home games and spent most of her time with family and friends.

Leona is preceded in death by her father – Bruno (Buck) Froese in 2006, her spouse of 25 years – Leonard (Len) Boscoe in 2010 and her sister – Janice Froese in 1989.

Leona is survived by her mother – Ella Froese, her sister – Laura Wright (Froese), her brother – Richard Froese. Her children, Jeffrey (Jeff) Palylyk and wife Olga Palylyk, Jamie (James) Palylyk and wife Sabrina Palylyk (Drydgen) and daughter – Tanya Palylyk. Four grandchildren, Rebecca Palylyk, Katrina Palylyk, Surrophine Palylyk (Chambers) and Skyler Watkins-Palylyk. Her two nieces, Katie Wright and Jane Wright, other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on January 28, 2018 in Mission, BC at the residence of James and Sabrina. Burial for Leona will take place in Summer 2018 in Pincher Creek, AB. Cremation services were handled by Bakerview Community Cremation and Celebration Centre Ltd.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Guildford Seniors Village for providing care to Leona for the past 3yrs and to the Christine Morrison Hospice for their care and support in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (pads.ca/give). Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerviewcrematorium.com/obituary/leona-palylyk

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KELLY: Margaret of London

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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KELLY, Margaret
1922 – 2017

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, two weeks before her 95th birthday, at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care. Born in Wales of the United Kingdom, she was predeceased by her sister Lena Western and brother Arthur Picton. Cherished mother of Ann Clawson (Steve) and Rob Kelly (Helga). Treasured grandmother of Mike Clawson (Raquel), Scott Clawson, Stephanie and Michelle Kelly. Loving great-grandmother of Sage, Neve, Rayne and Willow Clawson. Margaret immigrated to Canada in 1956 with her husband, Tom Kelly settling in Sarnia, Ontario where she lived and worked most of her life. She helped with the formation of the United Kingdom Club where she made many friendships. She was also a dedicated member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Canatara Chapter, who are dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals through community supports. She never forgot her roots – making many trips to England to visit her siblings, nieces and nephews. She loved travelling and enjoyed many holidays with her good friend Mary. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She never missed those occasions where everyone was together and was always ready to have a laugh. She was a wonderful friend to many and always ready to have a cup of tea and good conversation. She will be loved and missed forever. We would like to thank all the staff of Westmount Gardens for all their care and compassion over the last few years. Friends will be received by family on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the I.O.D.E. and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London, Sarnia

CASEY: Sharon Joy of Ottawa Formerly of Winnipeg and Lynn Lake of MB

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Our dearly beloved Sharon Joy Casey suddenly passed at the age of 65 from a major stroke on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, ON. She was surrounded by loving family. Her remains were cremated at the Pinecrest Cemetery in Ottawa where her son, Johnathan Whiteman, is buried. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, to honour her and the courage, compassion, and wisdom that she bestowed unto others. Members of the local community held a memorial lunch on October 27 to pay tribute to her contributions and selflessness. More about Sharon can be found at https://www.afterlife.co/ca/obituary-ottawa-sharon-casey-6391987.

Cherished memories and condolences may be left at the above link as well. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Lung Cancer Canada. Sharon’s family is grateful for the sympathy and support received.

Sharon was an inspirational and awesome mother to Crystal, Mark, and predeceased son, Johnathan; endearing and delightful Nanny (grandmother) to Bryce, Kelsey, Liam, Ayva, Noah, and Toby (by common law); and wonderful friend to many. Beloved Grandmother Selina Blair (Halverson), Lillian Anne and Garfield Hall (whom were like a close aunt and uncle to her and her children), and Stepfather Harvey Johnson predecease Sharon. Brothers Douglas, Larry, and Hal Roy Johnson also predecease Sharon. Mother Dorothy Johnson, Brother Harvey Johnson, and her two dearest sisters, Deborah Pakulak and Lynda Klawitter live on.

Sharon is fondly remembered and immensely missed. In loving memory and respect, we toast in Sharon’s name and with a quote she shared not long before she passed,

“I can’t promise that I’ll be here for the rest of your life;
but I can promise that I’ll love you for the rest of mine.”

And she did. To infinity and beyond, Mum, always and forever.

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg

ESHPETER: (Ray) Raymond of Canberra Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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On November 4, 2017 “Ray” Raymond John Eshpeter passed away in Canberra Australia to the sadness of his entire family. He was well known to many in the Oil and Gas industry and Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta and Australia and his involvement with St Johns Ambulance, the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he touched the lives of so many people. He was always eager to help those that needed help and always had time to talk those that wanted to talk.

He has always been actively involved with his immediate community whether in Canada or Australia organizing neighbourly events; BBQ’s, Heart and Stroke Ski-Athons, Block parties, and Community spaces for kids (https://youtu.be/l0OMj4so5io) in Canada and Australia. He was always understanding, loving, and believed we all had purpose in life and he encouraged everyone especially the children to follow their dreams and that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

He has joined his parents Irvin and Irene Eshpeter, sister Carol Pederson, nephews Dean and Lee Sorken on his next journey and adventure. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten by the people he leaves behind; his sons Mark (Iris) and Scott (Tarryn) Eshpeter their mother Adelle Eshpeter, his wife Joy Eshpeter, his step children Timothy (Brooke) Olin, and Melissa Olin, four grandchildren Leon, Jordan, Dana, and Holly, five great grandchildren, a brother, three sisters, nieces and nephews, Tessa and her mother Jennifer White and all those whose lives and hearts he has touched.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” (unknown)

We will miss you and love you with all our hearts.

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Filed Under: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer

MIDDLETON: Ernest of Victoria Formerly of Agassiz

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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He was born in the early 50’s and was raised in an orphanage, he had many struggles in life from being physically disabled from birth to not knowing his birth parents. He walked threw his entire life with positivity and spiritual growth. He was outgoing and would take the time out of his day for any stranger. He worked as a nurse when I was born, then became a youth outreach and family support worker, he eventually went back to nursing but in between he worked in the homeless shelter in Victoria. Everything he did and everywhere he went he left an impression with people. He is going to be missed in many communities and many hearts, but mostly missed by his only son who he was very proud of.

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LONSDALE: George F. of Calgary

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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George was a hard working man, City of Calgary retired employee who always made time for his family and community.

He is survived by his wife Elise (Liz) Lonsdale (nee: Welshimer) his daughter Katherine and sons Stephen and David; Grandchildren, Michael, Christopher (wife Krystal McGee), Ashleigh & Matthew; his Great Grandchildren, Damyon and Deklan and sister-in-law Janis Welshimer.

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Filed Under: Calgary, Medicine Hat

JOHAL: Avtar (Sonny) of Surrey, formerly of Trail

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Avtar “Sonny” Johal, born in Salempur India in 1963, passed away on November 3, 2017. Son of Malkit and Charanjit Johal, Avtar went to school in Trail and graduated from J. L. Crowe High in 1982. Following some time at Selkirk College, Avtar moved to Surrey in 1984 and spent 33 years there. He is mourned immensely by his parents, his sister Ami and brother Sal, many close relatives, and numerous friends. Funeral will be held at Five Rivers Funeral Services on River Road.

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Filed Under: Trail, Vancouver, Victoria

HODGINS: Iris Isabella of Whitby, formerly of Ottawa

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Iris Isabella Hodgins (Mattice)
On November 6, 2017 in her 91st year at Oshawa ON. Iris, loving wife of Russell Hodgins, Lucan ON (predeceased) and loving mother of Neil, Lorraine (Bob Chambers), Cheryl (Paul Nichols) Dear Nanny of Benjamin Rietta, Rachel & Spencer Quinn. Iris grew up in Ottawa amongst 18 children spanning two families; she was the beloved daughter of Prudence Mattice (Lowell) and Walter Mattice. Iris has missed her siblings Hazel (Jim Murdoch), Gerry (Mabel, Elsa, Vera), Gladys (Dick Brothers), Dorothy (Ed Stinson) Bruce (Jacqueline) and Eric (Carmel) as well as her much loved Wilfred and Martha Mattice Iris will dearly miss her nieces and nephews, Bob (deceased) & Bonnie Murdoch, Judy & Larry Lobb(deceased) Jim Murdoch & Nathalie Caron, Maureen Findlay, Wayne & Linda Mattice, Sandy & Peter Renowden, Larry, & Rosalie Stinson, Chuck & Nancy Stinson, Bill Stinson, Ron & Yvonne Stinson, & Richard Stoddart; as well as great nieces and nephews and their children.Iris will reunite with, Shirley Charles (Mattice) Anne Phillips, Helen Hogan and Ethel Delong.Our family would like to thank the fantastic team of Lakeridge 4F Supportive Care, Dr Ngo, Dr Viera, Dr McAllister (words are not enough) Dr Tirmizi, Sam, Kim, Jane, Maria and the CE LIHN Palliative Team. In lieu of flowers, please support the causes close to Mom; Whitby Humane Society, Lakeridge Health Palliative Care, or Durham Hospice . A memorial will take place in Spring 2018.

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Filed Under: Ottawa, Peterborough, Toronto

TAMONDONG: Mildred of Delta

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Mildred Servita Tamondong, 58, of Delta BC went to be with the Lord on November 4th, 2017 at 7:55am after a long fight with lung cancer. She passed away surrounded by her family at the Irene Thomas Hospice.

She was born in 1959 in the Philippines as the daughter of Guillermo and Loretta Servita. Mildred studied Communications at the Phillipine Women’s University. She moved to Vancouver, Canada with her family in 1995 where she worked as an Administration Assistant for various companies. Mildred was an avid traveler, a loving wife and mother, and a faithful, God-loving woman. She was an active member of the St. Monica parish and dedicated a lot of her spare time to serving God.

Mildred is survived by her loving husband, Alfred Tamondong, son Karlo (Rachel) Tamondong of Delta BC, daughter Eloisa (Dustin) Greenwald of Calgary AB, and grandson Nathanael Greenwald. Mildred also leaves behind her brother Edsel Servita and many lifelong friends and family.

Prayers will be recited on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00pm, followed by a funeral Mass on Wednesday, November 8th at 11am, both at St. Monica’s Parish, 12011 Woodhead Rd, Richmond, BC, with Fr. Robert Wong officiating. Entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In leiu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, BC or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Filed Under: Vancouver

TELFER: George Allan of Brantford, formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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George Allan Telfer, 86, of Brantford, Ontario succumbed to lung cancer surrounded by family on October 26, 2017. Al was born in Windsor and is the last surviving member of the family of eight children. Al will be greatly missed by family and friends as he was a people person and was never at a loss for words. His sly smile was his trademark as he always liked to joke around and have fun with everyone.
Al is survived by his wife Janice nee Reid, Wayne & Kathy of Edmonton, Andy & Wendy of Calgary, Dean & Kim of Sebringville , Jim & Donna of Sudbury, Mark & Debi of Whitby, Sheri & Rob of Brantford, Debbie & Ben of Stratford and Steve & Nancy of Canmore, Ruthann of Dartmouth, Diane of Brantford, Paul & Kelly of Brantford, Mike & Trish of Brantford , many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Al was predeceased by his first wife of many years, Patricia Ann nee Tate, and his son in law Brian Sippel of Stratford.
A special thanks to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House for all of their loving care and support. The care and support of all staff and volunteers was outstanding and we appreciate everything they did for him and the family.
There will be a family celebration of life at a later time and we appreciate all of the love and understanding we have received from all of our friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankison House, 445 Grey St, Brantford, Ontario, N3S 6X1 or online at www.sjlc.ca.

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LOVE: Gerry of Grand Bend

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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At home in the arms of his wife of 54 years, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, Gerald “Gerry” M. Love of Grand Bend, in his 78th year. Loving husband and partner of Brenda Jane (Mollard) Love. Loved father of Paul and Jane Love, Heather Dickey, Brent and Marilyn Love. Cherished grandpa of Trevor Love, Kyle Dickey and Sarah Dickey. Dear brother-in-law of Eric and Betty Ann Mollard, Peter and Judy Mollard and Betty Love. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Colin and M. Fern (Gill) Love, brothers Morley and Glenn. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Susan Moore Officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Gerry and Brenda farmed together for 46 years in Stephen Township. He was a former delivery driver for Russell’s ESSO and Dave Moore Fuels. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to One Care – Adult Day Care Program, Grand Bend or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Davies: John ("Bonehead") of Regina Formerly of Swansea, Wales

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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John Davies, 34, died on Oct. 27, 2017, of pancreatitis at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, Sask.

John travelled across an ocean from Wales to Canada, where he built a life with Crystal, the love of his life, and their two beautiful children. He will be remembered with love by the hundreds of friends he accumulated around the world along his journey.

John or “Bonehead” — a nickname he earned as a child after a disastrous head-butting incident in a soccer game — was born on May 23, 1983, in Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales.

He attended Gorseinon Nursery School, Brynhyfryd Primary School, and Pentrehafod Secondary School.

His parents say he could have easily been led on a bit of a wild path, until he joined the R.A.F. Air Cadets, where he served in the 215 Swansea Squadron from age 13 to 17, where he learned the discipline and strength that were the foundations of the incredible man he became.

John travelled around the world with friends and family, and after a few jobs settled into a career as a tour bus driver, with First Cymru, then National Express, and later Chalfont.

He was in the Mayan Riviera in 2011 for his sister and brother-in-law’s wedding, when, due to a serendipitous turn of events, he spotted the woman who would later become his wife.

Crystal and John stayed out the night they met until the sun came up. On the last day of his trip, John emailed Crystal from the airport as he was heading home, striking up a long-distance correspondence between Canada and Wales that graduated from emails, to text, to face-time (with Crystal buying an iPod just so she could see John’s handsome face).

That September, he came to Regina to visit Crystal. A few months later, he found a job with Moose Mountain Bus Lines, and moved to Canada for good.

That spring, the pair made a trip back to Wales. John took Crystal to Pwll Du on the Gower Peninsula, where, on a cliff overlooking the beach and sea, he asked her to become his wife.

They returned to the Mayan Riviera, where they first met, for a beach wedding in May 2013.

John was at his happiest when he was home with his family: fixing up their house, working in the garden, BBQing lamb or steak outside in flip-flops and shorts — no matter the weather — but most of all teasing his two little girls, who would always groan at his dad jokes. John would always tell everyone that “my talent is wasted here” when it came to his sense of humour.

He could dry any tear-filled eye with a wink, a mischievous sideways glance and a giant bear hug.

John’s second love was his job with Moose Mountain. He was originally a motorcoach driver, and later became a dispatcher, then a manager, and was known as the man who would do everything from top to bottom — he loved to look after his guys, and took an immense amount of pride in his work and his team.

He worked hard to become the person everyone could rely on, because he was so thankful the job gave him the opportunity to build his dream life in Canada.

As a driver, he travelled all over Canada and the U.S. — customers would often remark on his bright, funky socks and would buy him pairs as a thank you for being so polite and always being ready to lend a helping hand.

His love of travel (and coffee) also led to him amassing a collection of dozens of Starbucks’ mugs, that friends and family would bring him from all over the world.

He taught everyone to love harder, laugh more and hug big.

John is survived by his wife and soulmate, Crystal; his two daughters, Hazel, 9, and Olive, 2; his mother, Tricia; his father, Tony; his sister, Michelle; her husband, Jamie; and their two children, Amelia and Noah.

He was predeceased by his Bampi and Gramma; Nanna and Papa; and his Uncle David.

John’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the Regina Funeral Home, located at 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, Sask. There will be a reception following the service. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colours, fun socks and absolutely no Riders attire.

A celebration of life will also be held in the near future for John’s loved ones in Wales.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to support John’s family at “John vs his Angry Pancreas” at GoFundMe.com, or donations can be made to the wonderful staff that cared for John in the ICU. Cheques can be mailed to Hospitals of Regina Foundation, c/o Pasqua Hospital ICU Unit, Unit 225, 1874 Scarth St., Regina, Sask., S4P 4B3.

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Chute: Flora Hope MacLeod of Windsor, Ontario Formerly of London, Simcoe, Harriston, Thamesford, Aylmer, Port Hope, Owen Sound, Tottenham, Embro, ON, Chilliwack, BC

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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CHUTE, Flora Hope…
Flora Hope MacLeod Chute, born Chilliwack, BC, February 25, 1924, died Windsor, ON, October 24, 2017. Raised on a farm near Embro, Ontario, trained as a nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, lived with her husband and family in Tottenham, Owen Sound, Port Hope, Aylmer, Thamesford, Harriston, and in Simcoe, where she also practised as a nurse. Spent her final years in London and Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Max Chute for 63 years. Proud mother of Patricia Jeflyn Chute of Windsor, Richard Chute and his wife Anne of Port Franks, and Mary Chute Crawford and her husband James Crawford of Ottawa. Dear grandmother to Lauren and Macdonald Laplante; Nicole and Josh Chute; and Evelyn and her husband David Kroft, Sabrina, and Leigh Crawford. Great grandmother to Katelyn Park and Arielle Crawford-Arkaifie. Dear sister of her late brothers, Al and John MacLeod. She died as she lived, with great generosity of spirit, humour, kindness and love. Friends are welcomed for visiting, one hour prior (2-3pm) to the funeral service at 3pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation, 102 – 179 John Street Toronto, ON M5T 1X4 or Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, 551 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 0N8 Canada, would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: London, Ottawa, Windsor

LAJEUNESSE: Barbara of Cornwall Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Barbara Frances Lajeunesse (nee Ferguson) passed away on July 10, 1984 in Cornwall, Ontario. Barbara is predeceased by her parents William Archibald Ferguson and Mary Ann (nee Mock). She is survived by her loving sons Peter Lajeunesse (Pat and granddaughter Olivia Lajeunesse); and her son Robert Lajeunesse. “May the wings of angels take you home.”

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GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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Brown: Mary Anne of Powell River, BC Formerly of Vancouver, Surrey, Ladner

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Mary Brown February 28, 1922 – October 7, 2017

Mary (Mom) passed away October 7th smiling and peaceful with her family at her side.
Predeceased by son Patrick and beloved husband Laurie, she will be forever loved and missed by her children Sheilagh (Don), Danny (Carroll) and Kelly, her grandchildren Choyal, Eric, Nicholas, Megan (Scott), Rachel and Laurie and great grandchildren Madison, Kamien and Westley.
Mom had a a very full and happy 96 years. Although she struggled with ALS these last few years her cheerfulness and determination never failed.
She shared her warmth, optimism and creativity with all those she came in contact with.
For many years she (along with our Dad) was an enthusiastic member of the Ladner community where she became the first curator of the Delta Museum and was a proactive member of the Kinsmen and K40. She was the instigator for many events, functions and celebrations for both community and family. There was always plenty of music, dancing and laughter in our home.
She moved on to work with seniors at Edmonds Senior Centre, then later in Surrey’s senior centre and again her planning and motivation made life a little bit more fun for all.
Mom cared deeply about family and worked at keeping our relatives close. Often included in our extended family were many of our friends who found a temporary second home in our house.
When the ALS began to accellerate she was given wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate care by Community Health nurses, home care staff, and friends. We are so grateful for that.
We especially want to thank Dr Burns for his special attention to mom.
There will be no funeral or memorial as requested by Mom. Should you wish, in lieu of flowers please donate to an ALS charity.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver