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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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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PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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March 19, 1944 – February 23, 2017

Dale passed into the eternal arms of our Lord, surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by, his wife Judy, daughters: Tana (Wayne), Shari (Chuck), Richelle (Dwayne), Wacey (Jason); and his son Kelly (Brittany); grandchildren: Mitchell, Casey, Jamie, Madeline, Jessica, Lynnaya, C’ara, Danziah, and Alexis; his brother Howard (Louise), and sister Valerie (George), as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm; at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 A Raven Drive, Sherwood Park, T8A 0C3.

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RADMAN: Marija (Mary) of South Surrey, BC Formerly of Maslinica, Solta, Croatia

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Marija (Mary) Radman passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2017.

She was treasured and loved by many people, but most of all by her family. Known affectionately as ‘Baba’ by all of her grandchildren Gina (Vancouver), Milan (Edmonton, AB), Anthony (N. Delta) & Amanda (Vancouver). Survived by her daughters Ines (Croatia) and Zdenka (S. Surrey), and her brothers Pero (Nelson), Sime (Croatia) and sister Ivanka (Germany). We will never forget her infectious belly shaking laughter, delicious home cooking and her penchant for collecting roosters.

There will be a private family memorial.

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MCLAUCHLIN: John of Surrey BC

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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John MCLAUCHLIN
June 11, 1971 – January 18, 2017
Jim was born in Vancouver BC, on June 11, 1971, and passed away January 17 2017, in his . He was predeceased by his parents, Betty McLauchlin (nee Mills) in 1998 and Don Mclauchlin in 2011. He is survived by brother Pat of Leduc, Alberta; Sister Mary of Vancouver, BC;as well as his brother Rob of Edmonton, Alberta, and nieces and nephews Marisa, Mark, George,Jennifer and Angus. John spent most of his life working with the Vancouver Sun as an editor, Although he kept a house in Surrey BC, as often as not he was travelling Western Canada on his bike and Visiting Family in and around Alberta. Although He was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015, he stayed the strong and independent man his family had always known and mentioned many times he was very fortunate to have lived the life he lived. He was very proud of his family, and always delighted in visits whenever they occurred. His memory will live on through the many friends and family he leaves behind. A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Pacific Community Church in Surrey BC on May 4, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

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INGRATTA: Brenda A., of Vancouver, B.C., formerly of Aldborough Twp.

Posted by on March 16, 2017

February 15, 1957 – February 20, 2017

Brenda was born the twin daughter of now deceased parents Jim and Irene Ingratta, homestead farmers from Middle Street (Thomson Line) near Rodney, Ontario.  She joined her siblings John, Amy, Marie and twin sister Barbara, living on the farm until graduating with a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature.

Brenda went west in pursuit of joining the working world, where she formed a network of lasting friendships. But Vancouver, British Columbia became her home after meeting an exceptional person, Diana Bouvier, who was the love of her life.  Brenda was an affectionate friend to Diana’s children, Jesse (Andrea) and Jen (Curtis) and an adoring grandmother to Owen, Sam and Luke, who never tired of singing songs with her.

Brenda faced life’s major challenges head on: cancer and multiple sclerosis.  She channelled her positive energy into remaining well as long as possible, until February 20th when, with her one true love Diana beside her, she passed gently and peacefully at St. James Cottage Hospice.

Brenda is survived by her Vancouver family and friends, who are holding a Gathering of Love on March 25th on the hospice grounds.

A Celebration of Life will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810).  Visitation will precede the Service from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rodney.  A private Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Lorne.

Brenda will be lovingly remembered by her brother John (Donna), and sisters Amy, Marie Degraw (Don) and Barbara.  She will be fondly recalled by her nieces and nephews: Jim O’Connor (Louise), Gerry O’Connor, Angela Wootton (Bruce), Mary Catherine Stevenson (Russ), and Susie Puyda, as well as their collective children.  Brenda was predeceased by a dear niece, Joanne, in 1983.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation by cheque to the Cancer Research Society or to the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated and can be left at the Denning Funeral Home.

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KUNTZ: GODFRED of KIMBERLEY B.C.

Posted by on February 26, 2017

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Rosine: Arlene (jeanet) of kamloops bc Formerly of Winnipeg Manitoba

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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ROSINE, Jeanet Arlene, peacefully in Kamloops, BC on February 10th 2017, age 71 after a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer.

Her loss is felt deeply by sons Darren Scherbain of Phuket, Thailand; Kevin Scherbain (Elena) of Kamloops; Travis Porter (Jacqueline) of Toronto; and Bram Porter of Guelph

Much loved sister to Ken Rosine (Janet) of Wasaga Beach ON, Marilyn Rosine of Yardley, PA, and Grandmother of Cecilia & Charlie Scherbain in Kamloops.

Arlene was born December 6th, 1945 in Rivercrest, Manitoba to Samuel & Redena Rosine, whose deaths predeceased hers in 1967 & 1969 (respectively), as well as that of her youngest brother, Dennis, in 1990. As a teenager Arlene spent her summers working among other things as a camp counsellor at the YMHA. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology.

Arlene was a renaissance woman with many talents and interests. Her love of aboriginal art resulted in co-founding Winnipeg’s Wah-sa Gallery in 1976. In that same city, she worked for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the North Main Development Corp. and the What’s On publication. Arlene taught English and co-ran a Youth Hostel in the U.K. in the early 70’s. And, during the final 11 years of her career-life, taught ESL in South Korea, where she was & will be missed by her many students.

Arlene leaves behind many friends including her caring Sisters of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Kamloops, Lois Orten, Steven Moskovitch and Sharon Segal, Ross Porter, Gary Scherbain, and Bill Lobchuk.

We will all miss her curious nature, her loving tenderness, her fondness for a good book, her enjoyment of many styles of music, and her infectious sense of humour. A tribute to Arlene will be held Thursday, February 23rd at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street from 2 pm to 5 pm, to Celebrate her Life. In liux of flowers, please donate to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre http://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret

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CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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BURNETT, Mary Irene of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Suddenly, yet peacefully at her home on Friday February 17th, 2017 at the age of 84. Mary was the beloved wife of the late James Burnett, the loving mother of Paige Burnett and cherished grandmother of Georgia Peach and Carling Darling. Mary is predeceased by her siblings Connie, Elsie, Courtney “Shirley” and Earle. Lovingly remembered by David Gadd, her sister-in-law Christene Bradshaw, many nieces and nephews, and Lois Ann Wolfe and family. Friends and family are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Sunday February 26th, from 1-2 pm., followed by a service at 2 pm. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CAREY: Rebecca L. of Strathroy

Posted by on February 17, 2017

 Peacefully and surrounded by the unconditional love of her family, at London Health Sciences Centre- Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, Rebecca “Becky” Lynne Ethier-Carey of Strathroy passed away at the age of 46. Warm-hearted wife of Jeffrey Carey for 18 beautiful years. Beloved mother of Kyra, Brooklynn, Jaiden, Montanna and step mother of Melissa Christine. It is through them that her passion and free-spirit will continue to thrive on. Cherished daughter of Dianne (Nee Roberts) Ethier, predeceased by her father Joseph Ethier. Dear sister of Deb Ethier-Hamilton, predeceased by her brother David Ethier .  Life-long friend of Susan Bird (Nee Harris). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at Caradoc Sands, 24500 Saxton Road, Strathroy, on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6-8 pm. Please dress in coloured attire (no black).  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be directed to a trust fund set up for Rebecca’s children’s education (please make cheque out to Jeff Carey – In Trust).  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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

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

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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SKERRETT: Elizabeth Mae of Toronto

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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

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HANSEY: A. Ferne of Foxboro

Posted by on February 14, 2017

HANSEY, Audrey “Ferne” – of Foxboro, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare Belleville General Hospital on Monday February 13th, 2017 in her 89th year. Daughter of the late Robert Francis (Frank) Easton & the late Emma Elizabeth (nee Walker). Beloved wife of the late Ernest Hansey. Cherished Mother of Raymond (Connie) Hansey of Nanaimo, B.C., Ronald (Jan) Hansey of Stirling, Paul (Barbara) Hansey of Stirling and George Hansey of Picton. Also lovingly remembered by grandchildren, John, Donna, Adam (Natalie), Sarah (Robert), David, Kristen (Justin) & Damien and great grandchildren, Merissa, Neilia, Baylea, Abigayle, Colby, Jayden and Everly. Dear sister of Walter Easton of Belleville. Predeceased by siblings, Robert Easton and Edith Jeffs (late husband Bert). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Sunday evening February 19th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel United Church in Foxboro on Monday February 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Bob Matheson officiating. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

If desired, donations to the Emmanuel United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIES: LOIS EMELINE (NEE HENDERSON) OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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WOJTECKI: Stanley of St. Catharines, formerly of St .Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

WOJTECKI, Stanley, of St. Catharines, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in his 98th year.  Beloved husband of the late Krystyna (nee Siwek) Wojtecki (2008).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Smith (Richard) of Dacula, GA, Edward Wojtecki (Pam Maw) of St. Catharines, ON and Irene Williams (Mark) of Smithers, BC.  Devoted grandfather of Ryan Smith of Jacksonville, FL, Meagan Glover (Eddie) of Franklin, TN, Haley Williams, and Michael Williams, both of Smithers, BC.  Proud great grandfather of Camden Glover of Franklin, TN.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by four brothers and a sister. Born in Pogorzalki, Poland, June 15, 1919, he was the son of the late Antoni and Apolonia (nee Dombrowska) Wojtecki.  He was a retired employee of GM Diesel, London and also worked as a carpenter.  Stanley was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, and Polish National Union Branch #15, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, he served with the RAF.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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MATWYUK, Kenneth of Belleville

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Matwyuk, Kenneth – peacefully at his residence, with family at his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in his 69th year.  Son of the late John and Frances Matwyuk.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Tripp) of Belleville.  Loving father of Peter (Ashley) of Stirling and Proud grandfather of Lillianne. Dear brother of Marie Cole of Lower Sackville, NS, Michael (Deborah) Matwyuk of Prince George, BC and Janine (Blaine) Brethour of Penticton, BC.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Ken was a Trustee of Genoa Assembly #0863 and a former Treasurer of Archbishop Wilhelm Council #1008 of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid outdoorsman, an active member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading prayers at 5:30 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment of the urn at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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

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BUCKLAND: M.D. ‘Judy’ of Port Coquitlam BC

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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On December 16, 2016, beloved wife, mom and gram passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. Predeceased by her mother Bertha, survived by her husband Doug, children Janelle (Rob), Bryan (Joyce) and Sandra (Henk) and grandchildren Bryanna, Brittany, Ethan and Sophia. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Coquitlam.

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FARQUHARSON: Elizabeth Jean of Courtenay Formerly of Aberdeenshire

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Elizabeth Jean Farquharson November 18 1929 – December 23 2016

Elizabeth passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 23rd; she is survived by her three children, George, Ian, Diane, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Born in the winter of 1929 in a small village of Aberdeenshire Scotland, Elizabeth began her life on a working farm in northern Scotland. Life was harsh, and Elizabeth developed a tenacious competitive spirit, and a stainless steel will power that would drive her for the rest of her life.

During the 1970’s when gender equality was merely an idea in many minds Elizabeth was walking the walk, and powering her way through the world of business with relentless vigor. Elizabeth’s strength of character pushed a Comox Valley farm stand selling corn by the dozen into a multi million dollar enterprise. Elizabeth was an active member of many Comox Valley community organizations, always outgoing, welcoming, and open to everyone. Regardless of what she was doing, at all times Elizabeth did it her way.

By her own request there will be no funeral. Memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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