DAY: Gwendolyn of Mill Bay

Posted by on August 19, 2017

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Gwendolyn Florence Day,(née Gilbert) was born June 7, 1927, in Marbleton, Quebec, to Bertram and Florence Gilbert.Her father,Bertram, was a POW for four years during World War II in Japan.He died in 1946, shortly after returning to Canada.Gwen worked tirelessly throughout her life supporting the Hong Kong Veteran Commerative Association.Gwen described her mother as a ‘noble woman’ raising four children,Gwen, Bruce,Dawn and Beverley, and a stepdaughter,Joan Cook.Thanks to an IODE scholarship, Gwen was one of the first women in her village to attend university,(BIshop’s) specializing in French.She was in high demand in later years as a substitute teacher. She was married to Stockwell Day Sr.for 56 years, raising six children together: Deborah, Stockwell,Nick,Abigail, Rebecca and Matthew.A wide range of successful business and professional pursuits allowed Gwen and Stockwell to experience life in Atlantic Canada,Québec,Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoying wonderful family-centred years owning the Overlander Lodge at Jasper East,near Hinton,Alberta, was there last venture before retiring in British Columbia.Gwen’s passion for volunteering led her to support many nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross,YMCA, her local church and CESO projects in Hungary and Czechoslavkia.
In Her Own Words: ” At the age of 90 I will record a bit of what I did in these past years… Nothing spectacular… My six children from my very happy 56-year-old marriage to Stockwell Day Sr did it all. My first child,Deborah, owned her spectacular Montessori School for over 20 years in West Edmonton. Deborah taught three generations of children,many of whom now bring their children to a Montessori school system. My second child, Stockwell, went into politics and was pretty spectacular with smart, conservative work. He still goes around helping people, being spectacular with his kindness.
My third child, Nicholas, had a very good career and occupations. He is a spectacular care worker and devotes his life to caring of people. My fourth child, Abigail, has lived in England for 30 years. She is a full-time professor at London Univesity. She recently wrote a book which brought attention to the wonderful women who have kept the Anglican Church open around the world. My fifth child, Rebecca,, is head of grammar at Brentwood College School and takes spectacular care of her students, her family, her friends and me. My sixth child,Matthew,has raised four wonderful children and is a very well-known spectacular entertainer in Edmonton. He is a truly unique person. My father,Bertram Gilbert,was a POW in Japan for four years. He died in hospital after returning home in 1946. My mother, Florence, was a noble woman, raising four children on her own, surrounded with her church and the help that goes along with a small community like Marbleton,Québec.We were poor I suppose, but we didn’t know it. Our lives were enriched by attendance at church and by the older people who looked out for us. I was one of the first girls from our village to go to university, thanks to an IODE scholarship. I have always been passionate about volunteering for nonprofit associations.Along with my husband we worked with CESO,supporting families in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia. God has taken care of me for over 90 years.I am thankful for my faith within the Anglican Church.I am looking forward to being with my husband once again along with all the members of my family who have passed before me.My life has been blessed.”
NOTE: A funeral will be held on Tuesday,Aug.22,1pm,at The Anglican Church of St.John the Baptist,3295 Cobble Hill Rd.Cobble Hill,BC. V0R 1L6

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FISHER: Ursula "Kim" of Vancouver Formerly of Delmenhorst Germany

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Ursula ‘Kim’ Fisher (nee Heitman), of Vancouver, passed away, with her daughters by her side, aged 82, on July 26th 2017 after a fight with pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Delmenhorst, near Bremen, Germany, on 6 May 1935, Ursula was the youngest of four sisters born to Alfred and Rinelde (nee Haschenburger) Heitman.
She was predeceased by Robin L Fisher (d Oct 11,1992) with whom she had two daughters, Lisa and Inge. Lisa’s daughter Natalie and Inge’s husband Kevin and sons Max and Ben, with whom she lived for many years, knew her as ‘Oma’. The extended family knew her as ‘Ursel’, she is survived by her sister Helga Ahrens in Bremen, and niece Hannelore Strobach (husband Reiner, children Sabine and Beate) in Delmenhorst, nephew Stuart Homer (son Luke and wife Anne) of Walsall, England, and niece Alison Reed (husband Mike, children Jonathan and Elizabeth) also of Walsall. To her colleagues and many, many friends she was known simply as ‘Kim’.

A courageous and intrepid adventurer, she left Germany in 1957 to go to America and then onto Canada, finally settling in Vancouver in 1962. She worked for Chevron for 27 years and volunteered her services to several causes that were dear to her heart, namely Expo 86, the United Way, the 2010 Olympics, and the Vancouver Aquarium, which she supported for 30 years, contributing more than 10,386 hours and becoming a patron in 2007. It was with enormous pride when in 2010 at the age of 75 she carried the Olympic flame through Duncan as part of the Vancouver Aquarium relay team.
In addition to her passion for the aquarium and our oceans Kim was involved with Whistler Mountain both as an employee in 1965 and later as a volunteer mountain guide. She had a passion for skiing, and many people will remember the fearlessness and joy with which she approached the slopes of Whistler.

Fiercely loyal, she was a vibrant, vivacious, free spirit, who brought excitement, fun and friendship to everyone who met her; a woman with the stubbornness, determination and bravery to live life fully and well, and who inspired others to do the same.
She loved life and nature and made the most of both. She followed her dreams and encouraged everyone to do the same. We were so lucky to call her our mom and know her free spirit will live on in the many friends and family she inspired along the way.
A Celebration of Life to be held at the Vancouver Aquarium September 21st, 2017. 2-5pm
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Vancouver Aquarium – her home away from home! The Vancouver Aquarium has set up a dedicated page to donate in Kim’s memory.
http://support.ocean.org/KimFisher

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

ZINGER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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ZINER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi of Kitimat, BC Formerly of Quesnel, BC, Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Pertti (Bert) Lindroos, 69. Our beloved father passed away on July 3, 2017. Pertti is survived by his daughter Diane and son David.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Ontario

BYRNE: George Raymond of Marmora Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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George (Geordie) Raymond Byrne –
Early on the morning of June 23, 2017, we all said goodbye to our beloved Dad, Papa, Great Papa and Uncle at Campbellford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He is predeceased by wife Audrey ‘Karen ‘ Byrne and brother Donnie Byrne. He is survived by his children Terry (Darlene), Vicky (George), Greg (Jane Anne), Clarrie (Cindy) and Angela (Larry). He is also survived by 2 brothers and 5 sisters,10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He brought us all much love and happiness and will be missed so much.
There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Rest now and in peace Dad, we love you.
He had asked for no service so we will have his celebration of life on July 29TH 2017 at Marmora Legion Hall from 2-6 p.m.

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Filed Under: Belleville, New Glasgow, Toronto

SNODGRASS: Fred (Frederick Norval) of Stouffville Formerly of Stouffville, Uxbridge, Ajax

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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On Thursday September 29, 2016 . Fred passed away at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Uxbridge at the age of 88. His Funeral was held at Glendale Funeral Home on October 5, 2016 from 6-8pm.
He will be missed my me and I hope people read this and say a prayer for him . This is the last of it Freddie. See you on the flip side.

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Filed Under: Ontario

THOMPSON: Tim "Red" of Shallow Lake Formerly of Etobicoke, Owen Sound, Mono Mills

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Please join us on Saturday July 29th, 2017 at 4pm to celebrate the life of Tim “Red” Thompson. To honour Tim we are gathering at his home, a place that he was proud of, and loved very much. At the memorial, we invite you to share your stories and fondest memories of Tim alongside his family and friends.
As Tim would have wanted, please come as you are and stick around for an evening filled with good food, fun times and lots of reminiscing.
Tim’s mischievous smile and helping hands will be missed at his usual hangouts, Shallow Lake Service Center and the Saddle Tramp club house.
A formal, joint interment alongside his Mom Georgina will take place in September 2017 at Sanctuary Park in Toronto for those that are unable to attend his celebration of life in Shallow Lake.
Please contact either his brother, Jim Thompson at slsc@gmx.com or his niece Jenn Thompson at 519-803-6123, if you require further direction or have any questions.
To recognize Tim’s love for animals, big and small, please consider donating to your local animal shelter in his honour in lieu of cards/flowers.

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Filed Under: Owen Sound, Toronto

FRANCES: Roxanne of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Roxanne Fiona Frances, 24, of Toronto, Ontario, took her own life in her home early in the morning of Tuesday, January 16, 2017. She was 23 years old, and is survived by her twin sister Meaghan, her younger brother Max, and her mother Catherine. Roxanne’s funeral was held at Pine Hills Cemetery on January 23, 2017.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto

BURTON: Calvin of Puslinch, Ontario Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Calvin David Burton
May 31, 1938 – July 05, 2017

Calvin passed peacefully away at home in the arms of his lifetime love, soul mate, and wife amid the warmth and love of their family.

Calvin was born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, and found love within his family at day one; the same love he shared with all that knew him over the next seventy-nine years. His passion for woodworking, his unwavering optimism and love for nature were an inspiration to his family and many friends. If one was fortunate enough to meet Calvin, there was always a desire to see him again. His unique personality was a magnet and always attracted positive energy.

Survived by his loving wife, Queen, of over fifty years, his daughter and son in law, Penny and Darryl, and daughter, Tracy. He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Lucas, Nicole, Brandon, Olivia and Ashley. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters; Joe, Vince, Bill, Mona and Rosemary and, in particular, his nephew, Jim.

Calvin was a well-accomplished professional electrician for forty years. He began his career in Glovertown; wiring homes in the 1960’s and then on to commercial wiring in Ontario in the 1990’s. Upon retirement, Calvin turned to his true passion, nature. For over a decade he passionately managed a family owned fishing lodge in rugged and beautiful Labrador. Guests that revisited Labrador year after year could not wait to be greeted by his contagious smile & colorful humorous stories. He was a champion storyteller. Somebody once said we should make at least one person smile every day, Calvin made everyone who met him smile. He was known for his unfailing courtesy and desire to help others create positive memories wherever he went. In the winter months, he could always be found whistling in his workshop, ready and excited to pass on his superb woodworking skills to his grandchildren at the drop of a hat.

Calvin was a doer of deeds and a dreamer of dreams. He often made things happen when others gave up. Life gives us all some special gifts…Calvin was one of ours.

A service in celebration of Calvin’s life will be held in Glovertown, NL later in August.

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BINSTEAD: H.S. (Bert) of Barrie Formerly of Meaford

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Obituary: Binsted, H.S. (Bert)

Published: Friday, 04 March 2016 13:07
Written by Staff
binsted – Formerly of Meaford passed away peacefully at home, December 12, 2015, in his 77th year. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna (nee Dougherty ), two daughters Terri (Rick Bowhey) ofMinnessing, Tammy (Bill Martin) of Appleton, Wisconsin, three granddaughters Kate (Rob McGibbon) and Sarah (Mark Mo? ett) both of Barrie, and Allison of Appleton, Wisconsin. Bert was the proud great grandpa of Jack and Luke McGibbon.

He was predeceased by his parents and his four sisters. As per Bert’s wishes his eyes where donated and his ashes will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery Meaford at a later date. Messages of condolences can be sent to donna.binsted@yahoo.com

http://www.themeafordindependent.ca/

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Filed Under: Owen Sound

RUSSELL: Gladys Irene (nee Brandt) of Hamilton

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Passed away at her home on July 19, 2014 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Lorne. She will be missed by her children Sharon (Bruce) Fleming, and Lorna Newport, her 5 grandchildren, and her 4 great grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the doctors and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassion and care. Friends may call at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East, Hamilton on Tuesday, July 22nd from 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Donations to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.

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Filed Under: Hamilton

FLEMING: Sharon Melinda (nee Russell) of Guelph Formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, August 17, 2015. Wife of Bruce for more than 54 years. Mother of Stephen (Angela) and Kelly-Lynn (Mary). Grandmother of Isaac. Sister of Lorna Newport. Predeceased by parents Lorne (1981) and Gladys (2014). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. As per her wishes, a private family service has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury or Breast Cancer Research.
A tree will be planted in memory of Sharon M. Fleming in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

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Filed Under: Guelph, Hamilton

CASTILLO: Inanama of Coquitlam

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Our beloved mother, Inanama Castillo, was laid into rest on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

Beloved wife of late Eufracio Castillo, Sr. and loving mother of eight children, Ronulfo, Rizaldy, Normandy, Wildredo, Annabelle, Eufracio Jr., Randy, and Pamela.

Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren

Funeral details will be announced as soon as possible.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

EYERLY: Heather of Brockville Formerly of St. Augustine, FLA;

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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EYERLY, Heather Erin- Passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the age of 46. Beloved wife of Suzanne Bergeron and dear daughter of Dr. William Eyerly (Dianna). Brother of William Eyerly. Services and Reception will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 beginning at 1:30 pm at WALL STREET UNITED CHURCH. It was Heather’s wish for people to dress casually in bright, rainbow colours. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to Brockville Palliative Care Services will be available and would be gratefully acknowledged. The donation link is  https://www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/bdhfoundation/frm_detail.php?FrmUID=3                     . To see full obituary, see this link. https://www.facebook.com/suzanne.bergeron.549?pnref=story

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Filed Under: Brockville

FLETCHER: Betty of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia Formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Betty Isabel (nee Miller) Fletcher was born on September 1, 1921, in Brockville, Ontario, to Frank Archer and Rena (nee Dowell) Miller. She was their only child. Betty stayed in Brockville until 1945. Through her volunteer involvement with the Canadian Army’s officer training camp in Brockville, she met her husband, Newton Herndon Fletcher, who had traveled up from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, to join the Canadian forces during World War II. They were married in February 1943.
After the war, they moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Herndon, or Fletch as he was popularly known, attended Harvard Law School while Betty was employed in clerical positions. Eventually they moved to New York and settled in Westchester County. While Fletch worked as a corporate lawyer for Uniroyal in Manhattan, Betty continued to work in clerical and editorial capacities. In 1956, their one and only child, Diana Gail, was born. As a family, they attended the Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York.
Subsequently, they lived in Southbury, Connecticut; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Athens, Ontario, Canada; Sarasota, Florida. They both loved golf and curling. Betty adored playing bridge. And they treasured their numerous overseas trips. Betty liked having a couple of pets most of her life, especially their English bulldog, Cromwell.
After Fletch passed away in May 2000, Betty lived alone in Sarasota, Florida, until she moved back to Canada to be with Diana and her husband, Ian, in 2014. She ended her life on June 27, 2017, in the country in which she began it, having enjoyed a varied, active and edifying life.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Diana Gail Fletcher-deZeeuw, and son-in-law, Ian Arie de Zeeuw, of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, as well as second and third cousins in Eastern Ontario.

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Filed Under: Brockville, Halifax, Kingston

ROSS: Kim of Halifax Formerly of Sydney

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Kim Hugh Ross of whites lake, formally from Sydney, Nova Scotia which occurred on June 25, 2017.

Born in Sydney he was the son of late Samuel Ivan Ross who predeceased him two days prior and by his mother Dena Cohen Ross who predeceased him 13 years to the day. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 28 years Ronalda (Goguen), his children Leanne and Evan as well as his Granddaughter Leigha; Sisters Pam (Bruce) and Wendy; Mother-in-Law, sister and bother-in-Laws; several nieces and nephews and his dog Gomic. We would also like to thank Dr Harris Crooks for the care he provided.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or visitations by Kim’s wishes.

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LESOKY: Kenneth Wilfred of Winnipeg Formerly of Stead, MB and Nanaimo, BC

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Born: Feb 05, 1938
Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2017

“Is that you?”

After a long and valiant battle with ill health ­ but mercifully short final skirmish ­ Ken found peace at Victoria Hospital on July 26, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 79.

He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen; their children, Kevin (Colette) and Audra (George); his grandchildren, Garett and Shane who were the love and pride of his life; their mother Kim; siblings, Gerry, Louis and Donna (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes (nee Deacon); and countless waterfowl, fish and all manner of forest fauna and flora unlucky enough to fall within his sharp sight. Born on February 5, 1938, Ken ­ if he is to be believed ­ was a true Stead ‘bad boy’ who raised foxes, shifted outhouses, lifted moonshine and flipped cars until he tripped up the aisle with Eileen Vincent in 1964. They moved from Pine Falls, MB to Nanaimo, BC in 1966 where Ken worked in a paper mill for 11 years. He also angled to considerably deplete west coast fish stocks, and raise Five Star Whiskey stock prices, on camping weekends with his family and the lifelong friends he made there.

Moving back to Stead, MB in 1977 to take over Lesosky’s General Store, Ken continued to work as a millwright in Pine Falls until his retirement in 2000. A baseball back catcher, hockey goalie, avid sportsman, ceaseless tinkerer, hearty tippler, merciless jokester, Gull Lake Olympian, and casual collector of mostly useless things ­ Ken lived large until a stroke shrank his life in 2010. After seven years of struggle, and several other cruel health blows Ken had enough and took his leave.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Stead, MB with a reception to follow at Stead Community Centre. Fr. James Gray will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken’s life, but please note that the church is very small and will likely only accommodate family. An attempt will be made to broadcast the service in the churchyard, however, so please bring lawn chairs and bug spray. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada to support the fowl families of those Ken blasted from the skies.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268­3510 or MB Toll Free 1­ 877­776­2220 www.soberingfuneralchapel.com

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BIGELOW: Robert George of Barrie, Ontario Formerly of Hawkesbury, Ontario

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Robert Bigelow passed away on April 10, 2016 at the age of 78 of Leukemia. Beloved husband of Juliette Belair; son of the late Hiram Bigelow and of the late Florence Groulx; Father of Brian, Sandra and Lynn; Grandfather of Leslie, Jessica, Mathew and Brigitte; brother of Frances (Gilles Myre), Joyce (Marcel Laliberté),Hubert (Denise) and the late Percy

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Filed Under: Barrie

Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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PIRS (Schrick): Juliana of Oshawa Formerly of Born in Ottbergen, Germany,

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of Juliana (Schrick) Pirs who passed away June 16th, 2017 at the young age of 90. Born in Ottbergen, Germany and raised her family in Sudbury, Ontario. Loving mother of Dean, John (Betty), Linda, Susan and Mark (Angel). She was a cherished grandmother and great grandmother to many. She was a free-spirit, loved to travel and fiercely independent. When she wasn’t spending time with family, she was spending most of her time outdoors. No words can describe the emptiness in our hearts. Rest in peace dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, you will be missed.

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Filed Under: Sudbury

CORY: Tamara of Stony Plain Formerly of Saskatoon

Posted by on July 30, 2017
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With the deepest of sadness, the family of Tamara Cory announces her untimely passing on June 11th, 2017. Tamara will be lovingly remembered by her handsome and courageous son Braden, her beautiful and talented daughter Carson, her loving and devoted husband Neil, and her extended family in Saskatoon (including her parents and brother, and Neil’s parents, brothers, niece, nephews and sisters in law).

Tamara had large extended families in the education and dance community. Tamara was always willing to spend extra time with students that needed and were willing to accept her help. She formed many special bonds with current and former students and coworkers who have remained her dearest and closest friends. Outside of work Tamara was a devoted dance mom with a large and loving extended dance family. Always organized, and ready with answers for those who needed her. The passion she had in supporting her daughter Carson in her dance journey was evident to any who met her. Supporting Carson’s dance journey brought her so much joy and pride.

A celebration of life service will be held for Tamara on Wednesday June 21st, 2 pm at the Serenity Funeral Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Saskatoon

WILSON: Douglas, Gordan of Toronto

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Douglas Gordan Wilson, 84 of Toronto passed peacefully on Saturday June 10th, 2017.

Born March 19th, 1933 in Nova Scotia, he was the devoted husband of late wife Grace Edith (Sunman) Wilson. He formerly worked as a postal worker for Canada Post.

Surviving are two children, Susan and Steven Wilson, 33 year old granddaughter Samantha DeCouto and 13 year old great-granddaughter Alexandra Francis.

Douglas Wilson has touched the lives of everyone he has crossed paths with and will always be known for his kindness, generosity and sense of humour.

A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11. 9 Dawes Rd, Toronto, Ont. M4C 5A8 on Tuesday June 20th from 6-8pm.

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Filed Under: Toronto

CRAGGS: George Ernest of Sarnia Formerly of Swindon England

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Survived by daughter Sally Craggs and son Stephen ( Stacy) Craggs. Ganddaughters Carlee and Kember. Grandchildren Xavier Craggs and Lexi Whitehouse. Cousin Val Dancer in England.
Predeceased by wife Joan.
George served in the English Merchant Navy until immigration to Canada with his family in 1967. In 1970 they moved to Sarnia where George worked at Polysar as an engineer. In his retirement years he moved back to his beloved England.
George loved to travel and spent much of the last few years on cruises to different locations. He also enjoyed spending many hours playing bridge with close friends.
Funeral arrangements will be made in England
Donations woudl be appreciated to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue ( www.heavenswildliferescue.org)

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Filed Under: Sarnia

WILLIAMSON: Carole Rose (Lawrence) of London

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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WILLIAMSON, Carole Rose (Lawrence) – went to sleep on July 24, 2017, in her 75th year, at Parkwood Hospital after a courageous battle. Daughter of the late Frank & Doris Lawrence. Survived by her devoted husband Harvey, her two sons Greg & Darryl and their wives, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and her eight siblings Dolores, Lyle, Ronald, Lloyd, David, Marlene, Gerald, Colleen and their spouses, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Carole loved her best friend & sweetheart Harvey Williamson for over 55 years. Together they raised their two sons, Greg & Darryl.

Carole was well known for her beautiful smile and her love of people. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she found great joy in sharing with others the simple truths of good news as found in the Bible, in both English & Sign Language – (Romans chapter 10, verses 13, 14 & 15)

The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support in so many ways.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00pm, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 459 Second Street, London, Ontario.

The family sincerely appreciates the exceptional care Carole received in the last four and a half years from the London Health Sciences Centre Cancer Clinic & Palliative Care Unit and the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit. As well, we say a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to the excellent, compassionate and professional nursing staff who cared for Carole’s needs at home on a daily basis.

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Filed Under: London