VONDRASEK: Geraldine of Castlegar Formerly of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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Collins, Geraldine (nee Vondrasek)
April, 1942 – March, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20th at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC with family at her side. Gerry was born in Cuckfield, England and came to Canada to reside in Ontario in 1945 until she was 18 years of age where she moved to Winnipeg for a short time and then on to BC.
Gerry is predeceased by her brother Joey and is survived by her brothers Chris, Garry, Jerry, George, Kevin and her sister Nancy, her children Susan (Ed Laurensen), Richard, Kelly (Calyn Buresh) and Lisa (Peter Kuhlmann) and five grandchildren Andrew, Mark, Michael, Jessica and Emma and great grandson Dylan.
Gerry will be deeply missed by her family, friends and many who knew her through her employment at the Bank of Montreal in both Nelson and Castlegar.
There will be no service at the request of Ms. Collins.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on the 3rd Floor at KBRH for their kindness and care throughout our mother’s stay. Rest In Peace Mom.

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Filed Under: Thunder Bay, Trail, Vancouver

STEACY (MOUNTENAY): Pamela Florence of Glen Allen Formerly of Campbellford raised in Trenton

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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With Great Sadness we announce the passing of Pamela Florence Steacy. Pamela passed away April 4 2017 at the age of 62 in Grand River Hospital Kitchener Ontario. Pam was a loving wife to the late Benjamin Springer (2015). Pam was the loving daughter to Robert Mountenay (1985) and Lillian Mountenay (Carr)1980. Pam was a loving sister to the late Gerald and Anita. Survived by sister Janet and Brothers Paul (John) Ken(Cathy). Loving mother to Joe (krystina)Jerry (Tinna) Jason,Tim (Meaghan) Tom (Sophia). Loving grandmother to Cameron,Kyle, Kyle,Gaige,Jaedyn,Keagan,Brianna,Paige,Ashton,Jaxson, Johnathan,Dylan,Riley,Emerson, Kaden,Marlon and a loving Great Grandmother to Benson. Pam spent several years living in several locations across Canada. Finally settling and spending final years in Glen Allen Ontario. Pamela had several friends that loved her very much. We would like to send out our
Heartfelt thanks to 6this floor staff oncology department at Grand River Hospital. Until we meet again all our Love your Family

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Filed Under: Kitchener, London

MACLAURIN: Charlotte of Morin Heights

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Charlotte Stevens MacLaurin, born March 20th, 1942 from Morin Heights, Quebec passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 4th, 2017, after so many years of living gracefully and stoically with Dementia.

She is survived by her loving, adoring husband of 49 years, Peter MacLaurin; her daughters, Jennifer Smith (MacLaurin) and her husband Derek J. Smith, Martha MacLaurin-Wood (MacLaurin) and her husband Anthony Wood, son Tim Chen, and Brother in Law, Robin MacLaurin. She was a devoted grandmother to Dylan, Charlotte and Isabelle Smith, and Gabrielle and Cooper Wood. The MacDougall, Ritchie, Smith, Fisher, Wood and Stevens families are grateful for Charlotte’s devotion to family and her extraordinary ability to unify such a large extended family.

Charlotte was an active and vibrant woman who maintained many lifelong friendships until the very end. She will be remembered as a wife, skier, Morin Heights Loppet finisher, water slide adventurer, Joyful Noise singer, avid reader, research librarian at Concordia University, mother, niece, cousin, active grandmother, and loyal friend.

When her health began to fail, many people came to support her and her family. Her illness brought out the very best in our community, through support, laughter, and tears.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Foundation to the Charlotte MacLaurin Memorial Bursary. Contributions are also being gratefully accepted in Charlotte’s name at Le Residence Lachute, 377, rue Principale, Lachute, QC J8H 1Y1, where she she received loving and skillful care for over 6 years. Her family is deeply grateful for the dignity and compassion she was given.

A private family funeral is planned for Saturday, April 15th, at 11AM at Trinity Church, Main Street, Morin Heights.

After so many goodbyes, the family would like to celebrate Charlotte’s life with laughter and stories, at a date to follow when the snow and mud have dried up and the flowers are blooming. Charlotte was a bright and sparkly woman who would want everyone to laugh, be together and celebrate her rich life.

If you remember her, she will be with you always.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver

GOSBEE: Patricia Joan of Surrey, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Patricia Joan Gosbee, of Surrey, BC, passed away on March 27, 2017, after battling illness.
Patty was born Patricia Joan Ball, in Burnaby, BC on December 14, 1950.

Survived by her soulmate and husband Scott, sons Chris and Larry, daughter Megan, and and dachshund Finnegan.

Patty loved a 4-course dinner and vacations, best in the company of friends and family. She will be sorely missed at these, and so many other events to come.

A celebration of life will be held in the near future. Contact megan.lyn.8642@gmail.com for details.

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Filed Under: British Columbia

DOBSON: Sigelinde of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Berlin, Germany

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sieglinde Gerda Dobson (Birkhan), 73 passed away peacefully at home March 6, 2017.

Born is Berlin Germany March 29, 1943 she is survived by her Daughter Pati (Ian), Grandchildren Ernest (Megan) and Nevaeh, Great Granddaughter, Ava and Sister, Ilke (Karl Heinz) and her many friends.

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Filed Under: Vancouver, Victoria

CHAPMAN: Mary Frances "Gertrude" (nee Dyett) of Toronto Formerly of Montserrat, West Indies

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Frances “Gertrude” Chapman (nee Dyett). Her journey began on November 3rd, 1945 in Montserrat, West Indies and ended on March 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
She is remembered, loved and held dear by her four children, cherished by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind nine brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Demarco Funeral Home, 3725 Keele Street, Toronto.
http://demarcofuneralhomes.com

An an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers you may make donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate

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Filed Under: Montreal, Toronto

COLLINS (nee Vondrasek): Geraldine of Castlegar, BC Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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April, 1942 – March, 2017

Geraldine (Gerry) passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20th KBRH with family at her side. She is predeceased by her brother Joey and is survived by her brothers Chris, Garry, Jerry, George, Kevin and her sister Nancy, her children Susan, Richard, Kelly and Lisa and three grandchildren Michael, Jessica and Emma. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and many who knew her through her employment at the Bank of Montreal in both Nelson and Castlegar.
There will be no service at the request of Ms. Collins.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on the 3rd Floor at KBRH for their kindness and care throughout our mother’s stay.

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Filed Under: Thunder Bay, Trail, Vancouver

WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Son of Janet Sinclair and Robert Watt husband of Sonia Villegas de Watt, father of Kristina and Michelle. Engineer, painter, carpenter. Insatiable mind, forever learning, with a will of steel and fierce heart.
“When death’s dark stream I ferry o’er,
A time surely shall come;
In heaven itself, I’ll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome.”
My best friend & father, may Alexander Davidson Watt, may you rest in peace. –Kristina

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ANDERSON: Stewart Francis of Keswick, Ontario Formerly of London, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Birth: Apr. 12, 1941
Ontario, Canada
Death: Sep. 4, 2014
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Stewart was predeceased by his parents, Samuel James Anderson and Lila Onalee Leona Anderson (Henderson) and by his brothers, James Seaton Anderson, Leslie Freeman Anderson and sister Onalee Grace Rodger (Foster Anderson).
Survived by brother William Stanley Anderson and sister Eunice Annie Preston (Anderson).

Burial:
Queensville Cemetery
Queensville
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

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Filed Under: London, St. Thomas, Toronto

WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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COE: Shirley Constance of Burnaby B.C., formerly of Brockville, ON

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Entered into rest, Shirley Constance Coe (Metcalfe) AT Burnaby, B. C. beloved Mother of Robert Coe of Vancouver, B. C. and his Wife Sheri Anderson Coe. Shirley was predeceased by her Husband Robert Coe of Vancouver, B. C. Survived by her Sisters, Mrs. Leonard Kerman (Bette) of Brockville; Mrs. Frank Bishop (Marilyn) of Toronto; Mrs. Michael Mould of Mississauga (Gladys); Mrs. Cecil Marshall (Jacqueline) of Perth. Shirley was the d/o Joel James Metcalfe and his wife Mabel Burton Shirley was born and raised in Brockville and went to Vancouver, B. C. some years ago. We spent many happy times together and the memories will live on.

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Filed Under: Brockville, Ontario

HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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Filed Under: Cape Breton, Halifax, Toronto

REITER: Richard Frederick of Penetanguishene, ON, Formerly of Victoria, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sadly, we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Frederick Reiter.  Richard passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ontario. Richard was born on April 22, 1928 in Berchtesgaden, Germany to parents Karl and Josefine Reiter.

Richard is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Marie Reiter, his brother Günter, and his son William Günter, brothers-in-law Aubrey and David Russell, sister-in-law Helen, and niece Sarah. Richard is also predeceased by his second wife Annemarie Reiter.

After serving in the war, Richard emigrated to Canada in 1951, where he landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. Richard moved to Toronto and began working at the International Order of Foresters. Richard met his wife, Joan, a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children, on the slopes of Blue Mountain and after a short courtship, they married in Toronto and moved to St. Catherines where he began his teaching career. Richard and Joan soon moved to New Brunswick where they started their family. With Toronto beckoning them, they returned and Richard continued with his teaching career and Joan returned to the Hospital for Sick Children.

As a proud new Canadian, Richard quickly became an advocate of Canadian values such as diversity, opportunity, equality, freedom, democracy, justice and peace. He pioneered the idea of enriching students’ learning through travel by arranging bus and rail trips for students to both the Canadian Rockies and to Quebec, while teaching at Forest Hill Junior High.  His creative approach to curriculum design kept students engaged in his classes where he provided unique learning opportunities such as arranging Pierre Burton to visit his students to lecture on Canadian history. Richard will be remembered as a passionate educator of history, geography, law, art and physical education.  He was a modern renaissance man who enjoyed lively conversation with family, friends and students.

In 1972, Richard and Joan ventured into hospitality with the purchase of The Mariner Resort on Georgian Bay which provided a venue for them to work together and develop a family business. On Bluewater Beach, they created many memorable experiences for children and their families such as the Summer Olympics, beach corn boils and Wednesday night Bingo where he called until every last child won.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed reading, writing and painting.  He was an accomplished landscape watercolour artist and his artwork adorn the walls of homes from coast-to-coast in Canada and around the globe.  He was also a prolific letter-writer and enjoyed writing to government officials and various media over the years on values he embraced.

Richard is survived by his sons Russell, Mark, Chris and Darryl as well as daughter in-law Bonnie, grandchildren Brianna, Damian, Aubrey and Camryn, Sister-in-law Nancy, nieces Jeddie and Tory Russell, and nephews Sandy and Grahame Russell.
As per Richard’s wishes his ashes will be taken to St Stephen, New Brunswick where they will be placed with Joan, the love of his life, and their son William. Through teaching and hospitality, Richard and Joan touched the lives of many people. To pay tribute, a Celebration of Life will take place this summer, on the shores of Georgian Bay, where family and friends will have an opportunity to join together and celebrate the lives of both Richard and Joan. Donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed Under: Toronto, Victoria

SMITH: Jason Bradley of Sarnia

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Jason B. Smith passed Thursday March 30th, 2017 at home in Sarnia, ON. Jason will be forever missed by his wife, Lynne Foulis, and his four legged companion, Punk.
Please join us in a celebration of life Friday April 7, 2017 at 2pm at The Salvation Army 970 Confederation St, Sarnia, ON. Donations in memory to The Canadian Diabetic Society or The Salvation Army Sarnia are appreciated.
All friends are welcome, best wishes only.

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Filed Under: Sarnia

MERTICK: Garry John of St.Thomas

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Garry John Mertick of St.Thomas quietly passed away at the Elgin General Hospital on Thursday March 23, 2017. Garry was born in Ingersoll April 16, 1944. Predeceased by his parents John and Hattie (Senicar) Mertick, nephew Shane Ashton and Brother-in-law Ted Becker.

Garry is survived by his loving wife Stella Donnelly and her family, his sister Caron Becker and her daughter Shannon Ashton. His children Marlise Mertick Bowes and son Jared Bowes, Robert Mertick and his sons Christian Mertick and Zachairi Mertick.

Garry came to St. Thomas from Saskatchewan in early ‘60’s where he helped run the family business the Klip and Kurl as a barber. He was employed by Auto Haulaway Ltd. close to 30 years and then Allied Systems until retirement.

He was a local musician, a member of the Sportsman Club and an Associate member of RCL Br. 41 of St.Thomas. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter spending all his spare time in Sultan On.

Sadly missed by many life long friends. A special thanks to the 5th floor nursing staff of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for your professionalism.

Cremation has taken place and as per Garry’s wishes there will not be any funeral services or memorial with private Internment of ashes at a later date. Donations can be made through Shawn Jackson Funeral Home St.Thomas On if desired see web site.

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Filed Under: London, St. Thomas

WARLOW: Robert “Bob” of Thornbury Formerly of Aurora and Kettleby

Posted by on April 1, 2017

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Born in Toronto on May 10, 1931, a son of the late James and Laura (nee Clubine) Warlow, Bob passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the age of 85.
Bob is lovingly remembered as a dear husband by his wife Dorothy and as the much loved Dad of Blake (late Pat), Debra (Ian) and Christine (Pat) and grandfather to Scott, Erin, Michael, David, Helen, Josh and Faith. He is recalled with fondness by his great grandchildren, extended family and many life-long friends.
Bob is remembered as a dear brother by his sister Diane Hill (Late Robert) and was predeceased by his brother Russell (late Joan) and by his sister Rita (late Jack Samson).
Bob began a career in painting and decorating at the age of 16 and continued to excel in his work until into his 70s. He was dedicated to his work and maintained many lasting friendships through his clientele in the Aurora area.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Collingwood Legion Branch 63, 490 Ontario Street in the Normandy Room from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A service of committal will take place at Kettleby Cemetery at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff and Dr. Linda Morel of Errinrung Nursing Home, for their outstanding care during the past few years. A special thank you to Liz and Dave Hall for their love and support.

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Filed Under: Barrie, Orillia, Toronto

GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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JENKINS: Wayne of Prince George

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Filed Under: Kelowna, Montreal, Prince George

TAGIEFF: Peter of Ottawa Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa

CLARK: Michael George of Toronto

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

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Filed Under: Barrie, Kelowna, Toronto

CLOUTIER: Ghyslaine of Elliot Lake

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

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Filed Under: Ontario

HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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Filed Under: Halifax

PURDY-WILSON: Mary of Vancouver

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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Filed Under: British Columbia

JONES: Stanley of Ottawa Formerly of Cardiff, Wales

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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Filed Under: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

DIXON: Susan Elizabeth of Calgary

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Filed Under: Calgary