CONNOLLY, Brian James of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Died peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Meaford General Hospital at the age of 64. Brian of Wasaga Beach, loving son of the late Jim and the late Mary Connolly. Dear brother of Martin and Ruth of Wasaga Beach and Neil and Lynn of British Columbia. Cherished Uncle of Sean, Erin, Christine, Samantha and Zachary. Brian was a fun-loving guy who made friends easily. He loved to travel and spend time with his friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10 am for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock. Reception to follow at one of his favourite places, Stud Lonigans Pub, 168 Main Street, Wasaga Beach. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ESSLEMONT, Zachary Blair of Chilliwack, British Columbia

Posted by on June 12, 2017

With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Zach on June, 3, 2017, at his home in Chilliwack BC. Beloved son to Charles (Barbara) Esslemont and Amanda Esslemont (Wayne).  Loving father to his two sweet girls, Lorie and Lylah.  Loving brother to Joel Esslemont, Corey Esslemont, Steven Hunter, Gregory Hunter, and Michael Hunter.  Cherished grandson to James and Bernice Esslemont.  Lovingly remembered by his Aunt Kathy and cousins, Shane and Kyle.  Zach will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family.

We will remember Zach for his laughter, kind heart, and his loving soul at a visitation held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, June 29, 2017 from 10-12 am.  A private family service will follow in Scarborough.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

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STUART: Eileen Rose of Strathroy

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Peacefully at home with family by her side on Friday, June 2nd, 2017; Eileen Rose Stuart of Strathroy passed away in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Harold Stuart for 64 years. Beloved mother of Tom (Pat) Stuart of London, Judy (Phil) Haist of Nelson, BC, Sandy (Percy Jewell) Stuart of Strathroy and Bob Stuart of Edmonton, AB. Cherished Gramma of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by her siblings Dorothy (Bruce) Tapp, Marilyn Sterling and Art (Jane) Johnston. Sister-in-law of Marion (Art) Woods. Eileen will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON-Middlesex. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

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DELONG: Paul, Alan of Caglary Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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It is with profound sadness and loss that we announce the unexpected death of our nephew Paul Alan DeLong, of heart failure at age 59 in Calgary, AB on May 2nd, 2017.
He was a creative, entrepreneurial spirit dedicated to helping others and giving back to society. He gained early work experience in retail through the family business; Cavalier China and Gift Shops in Alberta. He also developed a passion and keen eye for photography which he pursued while living in Banff and Lake Louise. An avid Calgary Flames fan, he was well versed and knowledgeable about the game of hockey which he played and excelled at during his youth. When it came to politics, his wicked sense of humor was always evident whenever the topic arose. Alan, also known as Big Al was a long standing Computer Lab volunteer with The Salvation Army in Calgary and will be recalled by those whose lives he touched during his all too brief time on this earth. His gentle soul, positive nature and selflessness are remembered with love by his family and close friends.
As an expression of sympathy in memory of Paul Alan DeLong, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 420 9th Avenue SE Calgary, T2G 0R9. There will be no visitation or funeral service.

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HEISLER: Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

HEISLER, Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in his 88th year.  Husband of Mildred (née Cooke) Heisler.  Father of Byron Heisler of London, and Myrna Rose (Ron Tuba) of Texada Island, BC.  Grandfather of Jessica Heisler (Brad), Lindsey Heisler (Scott), and Curtis Heisler (Talon).  Great grandfather of Scarlett and Ava.  Brother of Joyce Collins (Chuck) of Goulais River, Val Heisler (late Susan), and Victor Heisler (Doris) all of Aylmer, Grant Heisler of Merritt, B.C., and the late Bert Heisler (Shirley of Morrisburg).  Dear friend of Josie and Bill Ripley, and Sue and Leighton Ellis.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Hanna AB, March 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Adam and C. A. “Toots”  (née Pfefferle) Heisler.  Pat was a retired self employed construction worker. He was a former member of the Optimist Club of Fingal.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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WARREN, Viva Josephine of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on May 14, 2017

WARREN, Viva Josephine 

Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Thursday May 11th, 2017. Viva (Andress) Warren of Brockville, aged 88 years.  Beloved wife of the late Hartley Warren. Loving mother of Beverley Clarke (Gord) of Brockville, Gloria VanDusen (Roger) of Mallorytown, Barbara Moore (Tremaine) of Vulcan, AB, Sylvia Black (Neil) of Maitland and Larry Warren of Edmonton.  Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.   Predeceased by her parents Ross and Edith (Johnston) Andress, sister Belva Pelehos (Jim) and brothers Brian and Bernard Andress.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Union Cemetery, Lansdowne.  In memory of Viva, donations to the Mallorytown United Church or Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at http://www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BRAMHAM, Ronald of Sarnia

BRAMHAM, RONALD – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Ronald Bramham, age 82 of Point Edward passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (McCord) Bramham (2011) and the loving father of Gregory (Debbie), Richard (Brenda) and Julie Hillis (Patrick), dear grandfather of Shannon (Brian), Ron (Vjollca), Michael (Heather), Christopher (Christine), Joe, Jason, Trisha (Travis), Alan (Karlie), Michelle (Joel) and Shelley (Chris) , great-grandfather of Kaylan, Treston, Aiden, Adriana, Kesler, Haleigh, and more on the way. He was the brother of Colleen McKinlay (Russ), Bruce (Janet), Carol Prince (late Art Green) and Pearl Belton (Leonard). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Joy and Henry Bramham. Ron was a long time Point Edward resident, a member of Point Edward Presbyterian Church and was a retired master builder. He continued his carpentry work helping friends long into his retirement. He couldn’t say no to anybody. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:00 pm and followed by a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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NOEL: Matthew Gordon Alexander of Vancouver

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Matthew Gordon Alexander Noel October 2, 1982 – April 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Noel, son of Kingsley Noel (Betty) and Wendy Noel (nee Kenmuir), brother of Melissa (Jim) and Angela, grandson of Jocelyn Noel and the late Margot Kenmuir, nephew of Dyke (Wendy), Julian (Cathy), Chris, Duncan, Tim (Sandra), John (Alice) and his 9 cousins. Matt also had countless friends he kept in touch with. He was born, raised and lived his whole life in Vancouver. He went to Quilchena Elementary School, St. John’s High School, and completed his bachelor of economics at SFU in 2006. Matt become an investment advisor, working at firms including Scotia McLeod, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Macquarie Wealth and Wolverton Financial, and was successful in his career from an early age. He had recently left Wolverton to become an independent advisor, and was just getting started.

Matt was active and energetic, hiking the Grouse grind, running, and working out at the Arbutus Club (his second home). He loved going to Savary Island, Valdes Island and Whistler, where his family had cabins. Matt had a real sense of humor, energy, conviction and overall zest for life that we will forever admire and cherish. He was a beloved son and brother and a true friend to so many. We are thankful for having him in our lives, and will miss him dearly.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at the Arbutus Club on Saturday, May 6th from 2 – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital or Covenant House.

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KIPNIS: Pam of Kamloops, BC Formerly of St. John's, NL

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Pam Kipnis was born in Salford, Manchester, England on October 11th, 1924. She left this world on March 10th, 2017, at Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. During WWII, she worked as a secretary and never lost her sharp eye for grammar and blazing speed on a typewriter. Pam Linder met Norman Kipnis during WWII in London, England. They married in London and, like many war brides, she followed him to Montreal after the war, crossing the Atlantic by herself. Pam worked and supported Norman while he completed high school and earned an engineering degree from McGill University.
They had their first child, Evan (Michele) while living in Atikokan, Northern Ontario but, Pam was ever adventurous so they studied Spanish together and Norman took a job in Mexico. They crossed into Mexico in 1956 when Pam was 8 months pregnant with Wendy (Nick); two years later Kit (Dana) was her best Mother’s Day gift ever. During their time in Mexico, Pam mastered Mexican cuisine, grew all kinds of things in her gardens, learned to give injections in case of snake bite, how to milk a cow, pasteurize the milk and make homemade ice cream. She even taught French at a local college for a time.
In 1965, they returned to Canada, eventually settling in St. John’s, NL. In St. John’s, Pam worked outside the home at several occupations and made many good friends. She was a secretary in the Folklore Department at MUN, an office manager at Planned Parenthood, a typesetter for Breakwater Books, and lastly she founded and helped operate 3F (Fun and Fitness after Fifty) out of the St. John’s Aquarena for many happy years. Pam and Norman were also in on the creation of the Open Group theater company, with Pam bringing her make-up talents to a number of productions. All the while, Pam invested countless volunteer hours supporting her children in their studies, swimming (competitive and synchro), and water polo.
Pam was a lifelong athlete: track and field hockey in her youth; tennis, golf, curling, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming were amongst her athletic pursuits later in life. She also loved square dancing and became a teacher and accomplished caller.
An avid learner, Pam was always ready to embrace new technology. She kept in touch with her extensive circle of friends and family via e-mail. Pam found every opportunity to practice and keep up her Spanish.
In retirement, Pam and Norman followed their grandchildren (Aiden, Chloe & Timo) to live in Kamloops, BC. Shortly afterwards, more grandchildren arrived – Jonah & Bryn in Kelowna and Zev & Gabe in St. John’s, NL . She was an avid attendee at her grandchildren’s birthday parties and events. She loved long walks with the family dogs. Pam always, always put family first and loved to laugh with her extended family.
The grandchildren knew they could always count on Pam for sugary cereal, wagon wheels, hot chocolate, cheese slices, cheez whiz – and a sympathetic ear. She was a mum to her grandchildren when their mum was not home.
Pam carefully cultivated a bower of flowers on the upper balcony of their Kamloops townhouse and a jungle of tomato vines on the lower balcony, keeping the Kamloops family supplied with fresh tomatoes.
Pam was small, grey (later white) haired and – we joked – tough. She could always be counted upon; nobody loved so unconditionally. We will all miss our Pam, but we are grateful to have had her indomitable presence with us for so long.
Predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sam and Charlotte Linder, step-father Herman Horowitz, brothers Lewis and Jack, and little sister Joan Wexler; Pam will be well remembered by her sister-in-law and dear friend Lola Ladin, nephew Sam Linder (Cindy), children and grandchildren and the extended Kipnis clan. Kit, Wendy, and Evan thank all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops for their excellent care of Pam during her last chapter and extend a heartfelt thank you to family and friends who all enriched Pam’s life.

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KLEIN: Michael Thomas of Vancouver Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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September 9, 2969 – April 24, 2017
Beloved husband and father, Michael passed away while on vacation of medical complications from an accident at the age of 49. He loved golf and skiing, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, and his one child. He was generous, supportive and always cherished the time he spent with friends and family. Professionally, he was an accomplished construction engineer/project manager, and will be irreplaceably missed by all at Dillinger Construction. A memorial gathering will be held April 30, 2017 at 1 pm at 1696 Duranleau St Granville Island in Vancouver with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his honour – Michael would have liked that very much.

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Yankovich; John formerly of Windsor and Powell River, B.C.

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 Died peacefully with his granddaughter by his side on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Victoria Hospital, London.  JOHN YANKOVICH, 78 years old.  John was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (nee Yager) (2004).  He will be missed by his granddaughter Emiley “Elizabeth” and her fiancée Nic Ward.  He was the father to Deborah (Karl) Kloos, Tamara (Ian Swanson) Yankovich, Jackie Yankovich & Pamela Yankovich and a grandfather Darren Kloos.  He was great grandfather to Patricia Ethan and Arya.   He will also be missed by his sister Anastia Kainz.  John was retired from Ford Motor Company where he was an electronics engineer.   In his spare time, he enjoyed fulfilling his passion for sailing.  A service celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made the Terry Fox Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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LABINE: Theodore (Bryan) of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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ROBERTS: William (Bill) of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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William Francis Roberts July 21 1925- April 1 2017 Born in Vancouver Bill was predeceased by his mother and father Harry and Marie and his brother and sister-in-law Harry and Jean Roberts. A mass will be held on April 18, 2017@ 11am at The Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel. An internment of the ashes will follow. In lieu of flowers an item for the homeless is greatly appreciated

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Cummins, Rosemary of Sarnia

 

Rosemary Cummins born 1951 in Birkenhead, England passed away peacefully on Friday April 21 at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Rosemary the daughter of Tom Curwen and the late Barbara Curwen was the adoring Mum to Deborah, Courtney, Sean and daughter-in-law Cora. 

Rosemary was the doting Nana to her grandchildren Kale and Nico and ‘fur mum’ to Charlotte and Sophie. 

She was the loving sister to Tom, Ada, Barbara (Betty) and Diane.  Aunt to 7 nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. 

Rose was extremely generous, loving and caring and was a dedicated employee at Community Living Sarnia for over 20 years where she was devoted to helping others. 

Rosemary loved animals, traveling, The Beatles, autobiographies, watching movies and finding a bargain! She will always be remembered for her smile, contagious laugh , great sense of humour and also her strength and bravery right to the very end. 

Special thanks to Garry, Bonnie, Luanne, Jen, Glynis, Sarka and the amazing staff at Bluewater Health, Windsor Cancer Clinic and Paramed. 

Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

“Let it Be”

 

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario (102 Victoria Street N.) on Thursday April 27th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca) .

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CAMPBELL: Leslie Allen of Strathroy

Posted by on April 17, 2017

Peacefully, on Monday, April 17, 2017, Les slipped away to join the love of his life Donna, who predeceased him on January 15, 2017.  Les was the much loved father of Lesley (Frank) Hollingsworth, Dan (late Terri) Campbell, Andy (Jackie) Campbell and Cathy (Dan) Giles.  He was the proud and loving grandpa and great-grandpa to Bobbi Hollingsworth, Jessi (Jason) Bettencourt and their son Niko and his sister Diem; Alex Campbell (Sydney Carroll); Ashley Campbell (Chris Payne) and their soon to be born son; Erin, Jason and Sarah Campbell; Andrea (Shane) Alderman and their children Brooklynn, Parks and Marius and Nathan Giles (Bekah Wilkie) and their son Noah. Les is survived by his brother Elwood (Loretta) Campbell, his sister Marilyn (Jim) Cooley, sister-in-law Joyce Campbell and brother-in-law Doug (Kathy) Miller and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Allen (Harriet) Campbell, brother Ron, and his in-laws Alvin (Jessie) Miller.  Les worked for many years alongside his father and brothers at Allan D. Campbell and Sons Limited.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and “tinkering”.  Les sang for many years with the London Men of Accord and was a founding member of the Strathroy Vocal Federation- Barbershop Quartet singing and the SPEBSQSA were in his blood.   As per Les’ wishes cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on   Wednesday, April 19th from 2-5 p.m.  Interment in Poplar Hill Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Heart &Stroke Foundation.   Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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VONDRASEK: Geraldine of Castlegar Formerly of Thunder Bay, Ontario

Posted by on April 11, 2017

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

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

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MACLAURIN: Charlotte of Morin Heights

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GOSBEE: Patricia Joan of Surrey, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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April, 1942 – March, 2017

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

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WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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