TURNER: Murray of London

Posted by on May 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, May 12th, 2017 in his 89th year. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Marion Turner (née Drew). Beloved and devoted father to Dianne (Sid) Levasseur, Linda (Ken) Brown, Dennis (Penny) Turner and predeceased by David Turner. Cherished Grandfather of Karen, Pam, Kevin, Kathy, John, David, Theresa, and Shawn and seven great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Lorne Luney and predeceased by Wayne Turner. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London with visitation being held one hour prior. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Murray are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Filed Under: London

LEFAVE, Robert C. “Bob”

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Surrounded by the love of his family and dearest friends, Bob was welcomed into heaven by his son George at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 in his 83rd year. Dearest husband and best friend to Loretta (née VanderZanden) for 58 years. Most caring and loving Dad to the late George (Marianne), Patti Landry (Doug), Linda Schmalz (Wayne) and Mike (Laurie). The best Papa ever to Michael, Chelsea, Brianna, Robert, Ryan and Michelle. Grandpa Shemp to Shayna and Trev Landry. Loving brother to Gerry (Joan) and brother-in-law to Ron Jackson (Lorette), George VanderZanden (Ivy), Mary Nappa, Diane MacIsaac (Gus), Liz Sokolik (Jerry), and Linda Holgate (Tom). Predeceased by his parents George and Hilda, his siblings Georgina and Jim and his in-laws Helen O’Connor (Terry) and Louis Nappa. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Dearest friend to Terry and Joanne Austin and their children Kelly and Derek. Bob was a long time employee of Big V Pharmacies. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral which will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Private interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Dearness Home London, for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Cardiac Fitness Institute of Southwestern Ontario or Dearness Home Auxiliary. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“If every tear we shed for you, became a star above,

You would stroll through angels gardens, lit by everlasting love”

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MacDONALD: Dr. A.C. “Craig”, of London

Posted by on April 21, 2017

Dr. A.C. “Craig” MacDonald passed away on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 with his immediate family present, grateful to have jointly passed him on to God and Heaven. He gave so much comfort and caring to others during his 45 years as a Medical Doctor, that we know God will welcome him with open arms. For his wife, Angie, he was the love of her life and she was the love of his life. For 65 years, they lived and loved each other to the fullest. As a young man, he entered medical school at the University of Western Ontario in the Korean War era under a Royal Canadian Air Force program to help subsidize his tuition costs. His wife, Angie, also worked at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to support his education.  Craig graduated in 1955 and did his internship at Victoria Hospital in London. Craig and Angie went West, serving at RCAF Base Claresholm, Alberta and RCAF Base Gimli, Manitoba. Craig and Angie returned to London, Ontario in 1960. Craig did his residency in radiology at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario and then succeeded to a McLoughlin Scholarship at Hammersmith Hospital in London, England where he learned pioneering techniques in cardiac catheterization. In 1965, this was cutting edge and still is a strategic tool, and Craig taught so many residents that his name is still well-known across Canada. In 1965, Craig became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.  Even today, some 20 years after he stopped being a practicing radiologist, you can google his name on the internet and you can see his publications, joint articles and research. His life was more than medicine: he was a husband, a father, a grandfather and, most recently, a great-grandfather. He was a gardener, a golfer, a fisherman in his day, a college football player, a clinical professor, and professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario. But most of all, he was Angie’s husband, a father, a caring brother to his sister Lois, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, a brother-in-law, a friend and a colleague. Craig will be missed but still loved especially by his loving wife Angie; daughter Karen; sons Russ, Mark and David; daughters-in-law Susan, Anna and Sheila; son-in-law Doug; grandchildren: Trevor, Jordan, Melanie, Ben, Kristen, Carter, Charlie, Morgan and Claire; and great-grandson Henry. A private family memorial service will be held. Please give any donations in memoriam to the Salvation Army.

 

Dad, we wish you calm and kindness on your way home.

The MacDonald clan motto is “Per Mare, Per Terras”: 

may it guide you to get where you deserve to be.

 Love, your wife Angie, family and friends

 

 

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

JENKINS: Joyce of London

Posted by on April 13, 2017

At University Hospital on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, with her daughters at her side, Ms. Joyce Jenkins of London in her 73rd year. Loving Mom and true friend of Lorraine (David) Congdon of Iona Station and Shelby (Tony) Mastrolacasa of Ilderton.  Cherished Grandma to Derrik and Alexandria.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will take place at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joyce are asked to consider the ICU at University Hospital.  For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

MOORE: Doug, of London

Posted by on March 30, 2017

At Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, with family at his side, Mr. Doug Moore, of London, in his 78th year. Beloved husband and best friend for over 53 years to Jane (Connolly) Moore. Loving Dad of Julie (Tom) Blake, Steve (Jennifer) Moore, all of London, and Tim (Stephanie) Moore, of Toronto. ‘Papa Dougie’ to Matthew, Owen, Wyatt, Stella and Sam. Missed also by his sister-in-law Elizabeth Connolly, of Hermosa Beach, CA. Predeceased by his brothers, Don and Ross, and by his sister, Kathryn Chaplow. Doug enjoyed building a printing business and working for 38 years at M&T insta-print Ltd. He will be missed by many friends at Highland Country Club where he was a member for over 40 years. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at LHSC (Victoria Campus) as well as the Kidney Clinic at Westmount Mall. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doug are asked to consider LHSC’s Regional Renal Program.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

DO COUTO: Guilherme “Gary” of London

Posted by on March 21, 2017

DO COUTO, Guilherme “Gary” – At University Hospital on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 with family at his side, Mr. Guilherme “Gary” Do Couto of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and best friend for 50 years to Maria Do Couto. Missed also by Lucky and JoJo. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 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, March 24th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gary are asked to consider the Canadian Liver Foundation. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London

CLARK: Marguerite Elizabeth (Peggy) of London

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at McCormick Home on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in her 93rd year. Cherished wife of the late Angus Munroe (Buck) Clark. Loving mother of Lynn Clark of London, Diane Farrell of London, Rose Van Rotterdam of Toronto, Bill Clark (Marilyn) of Dresden, Ed Clark (Lisa) of Belmont, and Marlene Pleshberger (Reiner) of Mt. Albert. Dear grandmother of Stephanie, Rob, Darryl, Kyle, Melissa, Michael, Taylor, Brian, Erika and great-grandmother of Lisette, Isabelle, Noah, Jordan, Sydney, Julian, Adrian and Spencer. Beloved sister of the late Richard Welton (Mary) and cousin of Marg Armstrong (late Alec). A Celebration of Life will take place at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with the celebration service at 2:00 p.m. A final Celebration of Life and interment service will take place the summer of 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie. Details to follow with a further announcement in the Sault Star. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marguerite (Peggy) are asked to consider the McCormick Care Foundation “One to One” Art Therapy Program, London, Ontario. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

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Filed Under: London, Sault Ste. Marie

HOPKINS: James “Jim” Arthur Charles, of London

Posted by on March 12, 2017

On Friday, March 10th, 2017, at his residence in London, in his 74th year.  Cherished husband of the late Meryl “Ann” Hopkins for 50 years.  Loving father of Marilyn Henry (Mike) and Michael Hopkins (Monika Milek-Hopkins).  Dear grandfather of Erica Henry, Andrew Hopkins, Ruby Hopkins and Jasper Hopkins.  Survived by his sister Rosemary Alexander (Robert), and also missed by his sisters-in-law Nancy, Margaret and Gwen, and by many nieces and nephews.  A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 12:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Community Care Access Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or the Air Cadet League of Canada – Ontario Provincial Committee.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

ANDERSON: Patricia of London

Posted by on March 10, 2017

On Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in her 96th year, peacefully passed away at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys. Beloved wife of the late George Anderson (2005). Cherished mother of Marie (Arnie) Newton, Brian (Lesley) Anderson and Kathy (late husband Claire) Risdon. “Nanny” is survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pat was loving and loved by all – a true lady. A family graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Woodland Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pat may consider Kingsway Life Care at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London

COOK: Glenn Stuart, of Niagara on the Lake

Posted by on March 8, 2017

After a tragic accident in Hastings Highlands, Ontario, on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 in his 63rd year. Beloved husband of Ingrid. Cherished father of Andrew Glenn Cook. Loving brother of Raymond (Marilyn) Cook and Ian (Brenda) Cook, and brother-in-law of Peter (Cheryl) deHoog and Mark (Lillian) Farrow. Dear son-in-law of Lily and Andries deHoog. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Helen Cook. A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. where the family will share memories at 3:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Glenn are asked to consider the Children’s Health Foundation or the London Humane Society.

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Filed Under: London, Toronto

HALEY: Kim of London

Posted by on February 23, 2017

Peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, with family at her side, Kim (Gorman) Haley of London in her 58th year. Beloved wife of 36 years to Ken. Much loved daughter of Rick Gorman (Karen) and the late Karen Curry (John) and beloved daughter-in-law of Etta Haley. Loving, protective, and supportive Mom to Kyle (Sarah Broderick) and Kelsey (Jenn DeRoches). Cherished and caring sister to Heather Gorman-Murray (Brad), Michele Rioux (Mark), Sherry Watson (Rob Zerdzicki), Mark Watson (Heather) and predeceased by Brad and Christine. Proud Grandma to Roman, Sylvia, Jillian, Isabel and Cael. Sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles, in-laws, nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., with visitation two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kim are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program, the London Humane Society or the United Way of London and Middlesex. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BIERBAUM, Ewald Josef of London

Posted by on February 21, 2017

BIERBAUM, Ewald Josef – Peacefully at his home on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in his 86th year. Loving husband of Ilse (née Jonkhans) for 63 years. Ewald was the proud father of Bernie and his wife Susan, Carol Scott, and Greg and his wife Jacquie. Opa to Christel, Natalie (Matt), Colin (Libby), Jaclyn (Mike), Michael, Robert, and Steven. Gros Opa of Siena, Avery and Jack. Born in Paderborn, Germany on January 21, 1932, arriving in London, Ontario in 1952. He loved building and gardening. His love of building started in Germany with single-family homes, and moved to Canada creating apartment buildings, commercial, retail and office buildings. His love of gardening allowed him to build nurseries for thousands of trees installed around London as well as a personal fruit orchard and vineyard. Ewald enjoyed nurturing his work. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Roman Catholic Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with a private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ewald are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London

GURR: Robert “Bob” Godfrey of London

Posted by on February 20, 2017

GURR, Robert “Bob” Godfrey – Passed on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 in London, Ontario after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob was three days short of his 93rd birthday and had recently celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with his spouse, lifelong partner, companion, teammate and best friend, Lee (née Bortolotti). Son of the late George Gurr and Alice “Queenie” Gurr (née Bolton) of Windsor, Ontario. Beloved father of Dr. Kevin Gurr and wife Carol of London, Ontario, and Paul and wife Mary of Bracebridge, Ontario. Dearest brother of Kathleen “Kay” Kramer and predeceased by his brother-in-law Basil Kramer of Windsor, Ontario. Brother-in-law to Bruno and Margaret Bortolotti, and lifelong best friends with sister-in-law Norma Masterson and the late Terry. Loving grandfather to Ryan, Robert (Jennifer), Carly (James Burley), Emily (Jesse Eccles) and Stephanie (Grant Beeler). Great-grandfather to Yarrow, Oliver, Eliza and Phoebe. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and bravely served his country for multiple years in the European theatre during World War II. Upon his return to Canada, he began his career in Windsor in the machinery supply and automotive related industries at C.H. Henze. There he was fortunate to meet the future love of his life, Lee. Bob’s professional business aspirations began to take shape when he initiated a fifty-year partnership with Stan Cope. From very humble beginnings, Bob and Stan founded and successfully operated several innovative and leading edge Windsor based businesses including Cope & Gurr Industrial Supply, Cope & Gurr Tool Manufacturing, Pressed Steel Products, and Industrial and Commercial Methods (ICM). Following the building of their own home in Windsor and the raising of their two boys, Bob and Lee moved their family to a century old farmhouse (which they completely renovated), a home that quickly became known simply as “the lake” (located between Harrow and Kingsville). It was there that Bob nurtured his love of the outdoors, tennis, boating, gardening and many other activities that “Camp Director” (CD) Lee organized.  The activities they enjoyed included an active golf and social membership at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club. At their Iler Beach home, the family was blessed with many close friends and family who visited frequently. In the early ‘70s, Bob, along with two partners, formed the Cedar Island Yacht Club (Kingsville) which has supported both sailing, powerboating and many social activities for countless people for over 50 years. During the off season, and through their good friend Robert Schuele, Bob and Lee discovered their 2nd favourite home on Sanibel Island, Florida. It was here that our cold weather weeks were displaced by warm sunny days, daily bike rides, tennis competitions, golf, and wonderful social time at the pool. Bob was a loving husband, forever the honourable gentleman, loyal and uncompromising. His warm smile, ready humour and willing mentorship extended to all areas of his life and relationships. Bob will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all who knew him and whose lives were touched by him in so many ways. All are welcome for visitation on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be directed to the London Health Sciences Foundation (www.lhsf.ca). For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London, Windsor

GREGORY, Tyler James of London

Posted by on February 17, 2017

GREGORY, Tyler James – On Monday, February 13th, 2017, at Victoria Hospital in his Nanny’s arms, our baby Tyler James Gregory passed away at the age of 21 months. Adored son of Marnie Slater and Peter Gregory of London. Dearly loved by his brother, Braeden. Cherished grandson of Fred and Denise Slater, and Joy Gregory, all of London. Tyler will be dearly missed by his aunts and uncles: Dana Slater, Jeff Slater, Scott Gregory and Lisa Samplonius. He was treasured by his cousins: Rachel, Allyson, Colin and Ben. Tyler’s family wish to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Victoria Hospital’s P.C.C.U. for the care and kindness shown over the last 18 days. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of our precious Tyler are asked to consider the P.C.C.U. at Victoria Hospital.  For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Filed Under: London

VOSDING: Arthur John of London, Ontario

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario at the age of 67, after a valiant 15 year battle with cancer, with a loving circle of family around him. Beloved husband of 13 years of Diane Greenhalgh-Vosding. Devoted father of Rhonda Conaway, her husband Tommy and their children Alyssa, Dylan and Kacey of Denver; and son Adam Vosding of Tampa, FL. Also survived and treasured by his mother Amy Nichol of Chatham; his sister Vanessa Mifsud (Wass) and her husband Carlos; Nephew Jay Stirling and his wife Cher and their son Loki of St. Marys. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Robert Greenhalgh of Kitchener; brother-in-law Brock Greenhalgh and his wife Janice of Kitchener and their sons Aiden and Bryn. Also grieved by his first wife and mother of Art’s children, Linda Vosding of Tampa, FL. Arthur is predeceased by his father Arthur John Vosding Sr. (1967), who was an OPP Constable. Art’s passion was always his family, who were drawn to Florida where they spent many years enjoying the sun, the beach and each other. He loved playing golf and following sports. He was respected in his career of car sales and viewed his colleagues and clients as dear friends. Music was always in his heart and at his fingers. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Art’s medical “team” whose expertise and compassion helped him to enjoy many full years. A Celebration of Life will be held at SPRUCEDALE UNITED CHURCH, 493 Victoria Avenue, Chatham, on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 3:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear orange and blue in honour of Art’s love for the Florida Gators. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Art are asked to consider Childhood Cancer Canada, the Ontario SPCA or CK Animal Rescue. For online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

Art’s wish was for us all to “Enjoy the Ride”.

 

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Filed Under: Chatham-Kent, London

PENKALA: Wieslaw, of London

Posted by on January 21, 2017

Peacefully, at his residence on Friday, January 20, 2017, in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Luba (Gonchar). Loving father of Alex Penkala. Missed by his step-son Eric and his wife, and their children. The funeral will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wieslaw are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

BROWN: Karen Margaret, of London

Posted by on January 21, 2017

On Thursday, January 19th, 2017, Karen peacefully passed away at Victoria Hospital.  She will be sadly missed by her loving sons Tyler and Christopher Collister.  Karen is survived by her mom Lorraine Gingras and father Bill Brown; her sisters Sherry Brown and Kim Ball; her nephews Doug Ball (Hazel) and Kevin Asselin; her niece Gabrielle Brown (Serge); her Aunt Kathy Brown and her cousins Brandon and Shaun Hogan.  The funeral will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation two hours prior to the service.  Cremation will follow with inurnment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Karen are asked to please consider ONERUN.

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Filed Under: London

CREIGHTON: Dale E., of London

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Dale Edward Creighton passed away peacefully at Highview Residences on Monday, January 16, 2017, surrounded by family at the age of 82 after a full and happy life of family, friends, business and philanthropy.  Beloved husband of 60 years to Marion (née Thompson).  Dearest father to Matthew Dale (Meaghan), Paul Lawrence (Kelly) and Lyndsey Lee Mitchinson and grandfather to Katharine Elizabeth, Sarah Elizabeth and Rachel Lynn Creighton; and Arielle Alexandria and Madison Brianne Mitchinson.  Born in London, Ontario on June 12, 1934 to Bert and Louise (Hope) Creighton, Dale was a gifted athlete in basketball, baseball and football.  In basketball, Dale was a team member of four City Championship teams; captained three and was a two-time All-Star and led the league twice in scoring. In baseball, Dale played first base, catcher, and outfield, and was a member of six Ontario Championship teams, including the London Majors and earned a try-out with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  During Dale’s football career at Central Collegiate High School, he played on 4 Conference Championship teams, 2 WOSSA Championship teams and was a three time all conference scoring leader.  Dale’s love for football continued at the University of Western Ontario where he was a standout fullback with the Mustangs in 1954, 1955 and in 1957 when the Mustangs went undefeated to win the Yates Cup.  Dale was twice named an Ontario University Athletics All-Star with the Mustangs and ORFU All-Star and MVP when he played with the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen. Dale signed a professional contract with the Montreal Alouettes and retired from sports in 1959.  Dale’s life-long devotion to all things ‘Mustang’ continued off the field after his playing career.  In the 1980s, he assumed the role of presidency of Western’s W Club and oversaw many fund-raising projects for athletics including the refurbishing of J.W. Little Memorial Stadium in 1983. Dale was involved again in 2000 to help raise funds for the development of the new TD Waterhouse Stadium.  In recognition for all his contributions to Western athletics and football, in particular, Dale was inducted into the Western’s W Club Sports Hall of Fame and Western Mustang Football Wall of Champions. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1959, Dale joined London Life as a Group Sales representative. Dale held numerous positions of increasing responsibilities and, in 1989, was promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations.  In April of 1992, Dale was elected to the Board of Directors of London Life Insurance Company and the London Insurance Group and was named Deputy Chairman in 1994.  Dale also served as a Board Member of Pacific Western Credit (Versabank), the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA), LIMRA Agency Officers Round Table, London YMCA-YWCA, and the London Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association.  As significant as these achievements were Dale’s first and foremost love was for his family.  He adored his high school sweetheart, Marion, and she was his confidante, a most trusted partner and, in the end, his voice and protector.  Dale was proud of each of his children and what they have, in turn, accomplished in their lives and communities. Dale also watched his grandchildren become involved in their schools and communities through sports, as well as succeed academically, and was encouraged to know his philanthropic community involvement will continue into the next generation!  Dale’s death is a tremendous loss for us all; however his legacy of education, athletics, family, friendship and hard work will continue on as strong core values he introduced to his family and others. Dale will be sorely missed by his family and friends but forever in their hearts and memories.  The Creighton family would like to extend particular thanks to Dr. Andrew Kertesz, Darlyne Morlog, and Dr. Elizabeth Finger of the Cognitive Neurology Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as Angie at Strathmere Lodge and all the staff at Highview Residences who provided comfort and caring to both Dale and his family.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received in Dale’s memory at Western University Athletics or Western University’s “Department of Clinical Neurological Services – Dr. Elizabeth Finger – FTD Research”.  A private family funeral was recently conducted.  A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West, London on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Filed Under: London, Ontario

RUSSELL: Marjorie “Midge” Evelyn

Posted by on January 15, 2017

Died surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at age 92.  Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Earl Stuart Russell (2008).  Loving mother of Kathy (Garry) Densmore, Jane (Tim) Howlett, Gail Stark and Margot (David) White.  Proud nana of 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A service to celebrate Midge’s life will be held at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Road, London, on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior and a reception following.  Inurnment at Tillsonburg Cemetery will take place at a later date.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Midge are asked to consider Meals on Wheels London or Byron United Church.  For online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

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Filed Under: London

LOWE, Dr. Robert (Bob) of London

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Dr. Robert (Bob) Lowe

Professor Emeritus – University of Western Ontario

Died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his wife Sally. He will be missed by many: sister Margaret Marr (Max – 1980), brother John; children Vicki Hood (David), Peter Lowe and Anne Harland (John Milne); grandson Alex Hood (Ashley); nieces and nephews Sandra Dunbar (Paul – 2013), Shirley Myles, Steven and Julia Lowe; great-nieces Becky Myles (Justin), Jennifer Davies (Todd); and great-great-niece Taryn Davies. Bob had an all consuming passion for his work. His international research in Astronomy and Physics enabled him to travel worldwide indulging in another of his passions, international cuisine. He loved to debate a point and was an avid reader on a wide variety of topics. Our family would like to express appreciation for the compassion and friendship of Gail and Avril. Their efforts enabled Bob to die at home which was his wish. Thank you to all the dear friends who have visited, called and sent emails to Bob during the last two weeks. We invite everyone to a reception on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Please drop by to share your memories and stories. Inurnment will take place in the spring at The Old St. Thomas Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider FSHD Canada Foundation or the Elgin Middlesex Cancer Society.

Born in England, Bob came to Canada as a small child with his family on a troop ship after the start of the Second World War.  Disembarking in Halifax, they went by train to St. Thomas, eventually settling in Port Stanley, where Bob grew up.  He came to UWO as a first-year undergraduate.  Following graduation he was employed by the Defence Research Board (DRB) in Quebec.  Here he started his life-long study of the physics of the middle atmosphere and gained his mastery of the French language.  While employed by DRB, he enrolled in graduate study at UWO under the supervision of Ralph Nichols.  Shortly after completion of his graduate work, he left DRB to join the faculty of the Physics Department at UWO, eventually becoming an international-known authority on the earth’s hydroxyl (OH) night airglow that illuminates the night sky in near-infrared light.  This rather bright night light is not visible to human eyesight but is very helpful to some animals.  His research in the topic involved many collaborators world-wide and several graduate students at UWO.  Later in his career he was a leading investigator on measuring the hydroxyl airglow from a satellite instrument in space.

 Bob’s research in Astronomy started with a balloon-capable infrared interferometer borrowed from DRB that he converted to an instrument operable at the UWO Astronomical Observatory.  The initial object was a highly publicized new comet, one that typically turned out to disappoint.  More success came from the study of bright cooler stars and especially the Orion Nebula.  Eventually these successes led to observing time on the Canadian-France-Hawaii Telescope to measure the level of the improbable-sounding ion molecule Helium Hydride (HeH+) in a bright planetary nebula.

 -Friend and Colleague, Jim Moorhead

 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

                                                                                                 -William Shakespeare

 

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HARGREAVES: Colin, of London

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Peacefully on Friday, January 6th, 2017, at Victoria Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of the late Elaine Margaret Hargreaves (née Hitchen) (2008). Forever missed by his common-law spouse, Cathy McClure. Loving father of Philip Colin (Lori), Julie Marie Weinstein (Steve) and Jeanette Elizabeth Keene (Joshua). Devoted Papa to Brittany, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Emily, Madison, Keenan, Avery and Reese. Missed by his siblings Andrew Hargreaves (Pauline) and Peter Hargreaves, and by many nieces and nephews. Colin will also be missed by his fur babies Rocky and Yoshi. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Colin are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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EMERY: Gerald of London

Posted by on December 16, 2016

Peacefully at home, on Friday, December 16, 2016, with his daughters Kristen (David Monture), Robin (Robert Croyden) and his beloved Chloe by his side, Gerald Emery of London in his 81st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Marlene Emery (2011). Missed by his sister Rose Marie Ritcey of Chatham. Predeceased by his brother Homer Emery and sister Margaret Buckley. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to thank Dr. Malthaner and his Thoracic Team at the London Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Vincent and his team at the London Regional Cancer Clinic, and CCAC for their support and compassionate care. Those wishing to make a donation in memory in Mr. Emery’s name are asked to consider London Health Sciences Foundation.

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FOX, Mary Anne “Mamie” of London

Posted by on December 2, 2016

FOX, Mary Anne “Mamie” – At Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, with family at her side, Mary Anne “Mamie” (James) Fox of London in her 65th year. Beloved wife and best friend to Wayne for over 43 years. Loving Mom to Dessa Fox (Todd Bonk) of London and Sarah Wilcox (Luke Wilcox) of Edmonton. Survived also by her sister Marilyn Haddad (Ken) of Colorado and by her brothers Brian and Gord James. Adoring Gramma to Skyler Bonk. Predeceased by her parents Anne and Gerald and by her sister Sharon McLean. Cremation has taken place. A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary Anne are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PATEL: Ranjanben Nathubhai, of London

Posted by on November 28, 2016

patel-editPeacefully on Saturday, November 26th, 2016, at Henley Place, in London, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Nathubhai Bhulabhai Patel (1978).  Loving mother of Bharat Patel (Purnima), Vijay Patel (Susan Joan), and Hemalata Patel (Sudhir).  Also missed by her grandchildren Sunita, Rita, Manish, Neisha, Sumita, Sunil, Sanjay, and Sayjel, and by her great-grandchildren Ishan, Easton, Von, Adelaide, Evelyn, and Penelope.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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EDGAR: Margaret Ina Stirling (née Duncan), of London

Posted by on November 27, 2016

edgar-squarePeacefully at University Hospital, London, on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Born in Bracebridge on January 18th, 1935 to the late Alexander Hume Duncan and Margaret McKay Stirling. Mourned by her husband, Hugh of 56 years; sons, Cameron (Patricia) and Duncan (Veronica), all of London; and daughter Heather Winmill (Paul) of Burlington. Dear Nana of Ian, Claire, Adam, Blaine, Daniel and William. Survived by her brother, James Reid (Susan) and their children Katy and Alexandra, all of Mississauga. Predeceased by her sister Sandra. Margaret graduated from Sudbury High School in 1953. She then entered nursing at Toronto General Hospital, graduating in 1956. She met and married her husband, Hugh, in Montreal in 1960. In 1963, they returned to London where they have resided for the past 53 years. Margaret enjoyed many volunteer activities, one of them being a member of the May Court Club of London. Other volunteer activities were enjoyed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, and the Senior Friendship Centre, Sarasota, Florida. As well, she enjoyed tutoring children with reading difficulties at Pine Shore Elementary School and for many years in the after school program at Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church in Sarasota. She and her sister, Sandra, were accomplished pair figure skaters in Northern Ontario, winning several awards in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. She learned to curl and ski in her adult years in London. Her grandchildren were her special passion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Children’s Health Foundation (London) or to a charity of your choice.

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