STRONG, Barry Albert of Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor, age 84

Posted by on November 24, 2017

STRONG:  Peacefully at home, with his family at his side, on Friday, November 24, 2017, Barry Albert Strong of Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor, age 84.  Beloved husband of Sharon Anne Marie (Schiller) Strong of 56 years.  Cherished father and father-in-law of Kelly (Mike) of Grand Bend, Colleen (John) of Grand Bend, Catherine of Toronto,  the late Maureen (2007) (John and Kathye) of Connecticut, Christina (Bill) of Mississauga, Ray (Sherri) of Newmarket, Carolyn (Achille) of Cambridge, Mary-Anne (Richard) of London, the late John (2004) and Tom (Gillian) of Toronto.  Treasured grandfather of Kurtis, Nicholas, Blake, Lukas, Connor, Christopher, Corey, Fana, Cecilia, Georgia, Spencer, Alexis, Lucca, Matteo, Roman and Jasper.  Barry will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Rita (McMahon) Schiller.  Dear brother-in-law of Jim (Joanne) Schiller, Mike (Robin) Schiller, Tom (Debbie) Schiller, Bill (Mary) Schiller, Pat (Theresa) Schiller and Josephine Strong.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Cecilia (Gignac) Strong, brother Joseph Strong and father-in-law, Ray Schiller.  Barry was a loving husband, father and grandfather and strongly dedicated to his family.  He was known for his entrepreneurial spirit, strong character, humour and love of Bridge.  Barry’s career spanned for over 45 years as a Registered Dental Technician and later a Denturist in Windsor, Tilbury and Leamington. He was also the original owner of Dutch Boy Ice Cream Shop, Dutch Girl Gift Shop and the Wicker Shop in Grand Bend. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Dashwood Main Street, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 337 Ontario Street South, Grand Bend on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, 5005 Howard Ave., Windsor on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial masses would be appreciated and donations (payable by cheque) to Canadian Food for Children. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BEGLEY: Paul Thomas

Posted by on November 21, 2017

May 21, 1949 – November 20, 2017

With great sorrow, the family of Dr. Paul Thomas Begley announces his passing on November 20th at the age of 68, following a six-month battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband of more than 44 years to Marilyn and cherished father to Conor (Lyn), Jeffrey (Susan), and Laura (Jon). Dear grandfather to Anne and Charlie. Brother to Dan Begley (Kay) and Christine Wiggins (Doug) and brother-in-law to Sandra Johnston (Tom) and Rev. Robert Love. Uncle to eight nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Leo and Lucille Begley. Paul will be missed by his colleagues and former students at the University of Toronto, Penn State University, and Nipissing University, and by his many friends around the world. Paul will be remembered for his devotion as a husband, father, and grandfather, his leadership in the field of education, and his love of the outdoors. His family thanks the staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, Hospice Simcoe, and Paul’s family physicians, Dr. C. Gall and Dr. T. Stanford. Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am, followed by a celebration of life at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

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COPP, Dr. Derek T. of Grand Bend, formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia, age 50

Posted by on November 20, 2017

COPP:  Dr. Derek T. Copp of Grand Bend, age 50, formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 18, 2017, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Meaghan O’Rourke Copp.  Cherished father of Duncan, Katrijn and Sebona. Forever loved son of the late Garth Copp (1994) and Joan Milton of Nova Scotia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Darren Copp and Teri Huggins of Kelowna, British Columbia, Suzelle and Tim Moore of Burlington, Kieran and Tara O’Rourke of Oshawa, Eamon and Melissa O’Rourke of Petawawa and Mairead O’Rourke of Grand Bend. Loved son-in-law of Terry and Jean O’Rourke of Grand Bend. Derek will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his passion for family, Derek was an educator. Derek’s impact in education reached students in Japan, Europe and Canada, culminating in his doctorate in Governance and Policy Analysis from Maastricht University in The Netherlands. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the work of Dr. Mark Vincent, Dr. R. Malthaner and Dr. B. Yaremko, and their respective teams in Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Thoracic at London Health Sciences Centre. Also, thank you to Danielle, Melissa and Amber of the Bayshore Home Health Palliative Care team.  If desired, memorial donations in memory of Derek of can be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BUTTERMAN, Leo of Sarnia

Posted by on November 17, 2017

BUTTERMAN, LEO – Peacefully at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Leo Butterman passed away on Thursday November 16th, 2017 at the age of 75. Leo leaves behind his only son Gary and he is also survived by his sister Ella (Gord) Metcalfe, his brother Bill Murdock and Nieces Crystal Stark, Heather (Larry) Liar and Nephews Steve Wesley, Jeff (Michel) Wesley. Leo is Pre deceased by both his parents Beatrice and Francis Buttermen and by his Sister Margret. Leo will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all that knew him. A funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with visiting starting at 11:30 am prior to service time. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Memorial donations in memory of Leo may be made to a Lambton Lung Association. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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HATTATT, Robert of Point Edward

Posted by on November 17, 2017

HATTATT, ROBERT HAROLD – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Hattatt on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Jane (Yates) Hattatt and the dearly loved father of Brenda Chaulk (Gary) and Bruce (Marian). He was Grandpa of Jordan and Nathan, Brett and Brittany (Sam) and Great-Grandpa of Charlotte. He is also survived by sister in laws Joyce Wilson, Penny Taylor, Linda (Jim) McCarty and brother in laws Bob (Chris) Yates. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Edna Hattatt and in laws Lloyd and Louise Yates, brother in laws Don Taylor, Larry Yates, Jack Fulcher and sister in law Betty Fulcher and nephews Randy Fulcher and Michael McCarty. The family would like to thank Dr. Gannon and the staff at Vision Nursing & Rest Home for their love and support and his home PSW Michael Murphy. Bob worked at Walker Brothers for 35 years and was a Point Edward resident for the past 60 years and a longtime member of Point Edward United Church until its closing. Family was very important to Bob. He enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St at 12:00 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, Point Edward Presbyterian Church or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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O’DONNELL: Deanna Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2017

Peacefully, at home DEANNA O’DONNELL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the age of 79. Dear mother of Daphne Hogan of London, Ontario, Loretta Hogan – Andrew (Bill) of Seaforth and  Sean Hogan (Diane) Campbell River, British Columbia. Cherished grandmother; Amanda, Nigel, Hayden, Allanah, Myles, Austin, Skyler, Olivia, Tess, Jack and great grandchildren; Aneka, Ryder and Logan. Will be missed by her siblings; Sally Turnbull (Gord), Larry O’Donnell (Barb). Predeceased by her parents James O’Donnell and Rhea Fawcett and brother Paul O’Donnell and grandson Mathew. Deanna was a loving and caring mother, who fulfilled a life – long dream of becoming a registered nurse. Attending St. Clair College of Nursing at the age of 33, while raising 3 young children. Deanna worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sarnia and finished her career at River District Hospital in St. Clair Michigan. She loved to entertain, having lovely gourmet dinner parties for family. Deanna also enjoyed the theatre and the symphony and had a passion and an eye for antiques indulging in the hobby of collecting. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed their school ceremonies. Deanna was very proud of all her children and instilled a love of music in all of them. Following Sean’s musical career was a great source of pride for her. Mom had a great sense of adventure and was always up for a trip somewhere. In her later years she enjoyed going to the library and her favorite restaurant the Cromwell Grill where the staff always treated her with respect and care.  Special thanks to Lambton Elderly Outreach who was there keeping mom company until the end. Mom will be forever loved and missed. Cremation has taken place. Service will be at the Royal Canadian Legion Front St Sarnia, Monday November 20th, 3pm Luncheon to follow. Memorial donations in memory of may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach or a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca.

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SWEENEY, Norman Richard

Posted by on November 15, 2017

SWEENEY, Norman Richard

It is with heavy hearts we announce Norman’s sudden passing on November 14, 2017 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in his 72 year.  Beloved friend and partner of Joyce Robertson of Barrie. Beloved father of Lisa Sweeney of Edmonton, AB, Christie Perrin of Calgary, AB and Tammy Miller of Penticton, B.C.  Cherished grandfather to 7 grandchildren.  Survived by his siblings Ed Sweeney of Brighton, On., Brian Sweeney of Barrie, On., Linda Sallans of Barrie, On., Beverley Murray of Barrie, On., Barry Sweeney of Barrie, On., Norma Jean Swackhammer of Langley, B.C., Jim Sweeney of Ancaster, On., Neil Hodgson of Midland, On., and Dale Sweeney of Angus, On.  Pre-deceased by his parents Irene Sweeney and Norman Sweeney and wife Sharon.

In keeping with Norman’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer)

Posted by on November 15, 2017

BUNN, Elsie (nee Galer) –

Elsie passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie ON at the age of 83.  She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 35 years Lyle Bunn, her son Terence Goldrick, as well as her siblings Jean Piragoff (Fred), Frank Galer (Olga), Karen Savulak (Bill), Nick Galer (June), Victor Galer (Nellie), and Allan Galer. Elsie leaves behind her sons Richard Goldrick, and Randal Goldrick and her daughter Debby (Larry Luckett) Goldrick as well as her step-daughters Debbie (Eddy) DeMarco, Jo-Anne (Bob) Harris and Brenda Bunn.  Cherished grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 13. Dear sister to Mary Geller. Elsie will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as her extended family and friends.

Born in Garland, Manitoba, Elsie spent her early years growing up on the farm. After finishing Secretarial School in Winnipeg Elsie married Raymond Goldrick and raised their 4 children in Ontario. She worked throughout these years and eventually found her calling at North York Public Library.

After Elsie’s first marriage ended she met and eventually married Lyle in 1981. After her battle with Ovarian Cancer, Elsie and Lyle retired early and moved to Novar to enjoy life, spending the next 35 years in very active retirement. They joined The Huntsville Square Dancing Club and spent many an evening and weekend dancing across northern Ontario. At every opportunity they took advantage of what life had to offer them and would often take spontaneous trips across Canada to see family members or to see something new. They spent 13 winters in Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed being an integral part of the Burks Falls Art Club, and they opened and ran a successful Bed and Breakfast and greeted guests from around the world. Elsie was diligent about keeping in touch with many of these guests and many years after Bunn’s Place closed, Elsie still enjoyed corresponding with past guests from all over the world.

For years, Elsie’s Essays were sent out at Christmas time to share details of the year with family and friends alike. As cancer survivors themselves, Lyle and Elsie gave back to the community by becoming volunteer drivers for the Cancer Society taking patients to appointments from Sudbury to Toronto and many points in between. Lyle used to say that he was the driver and Elsie was the bonus.

After losing Lyle in November 2016, Elsie found a way to continue without him by becoming immersed in all that Roberta Place had to offer.  Her strong will carried her through and she found comfort by making new friends and joining many of the activities including art classes.  Elsie’s friends enjoyed her wit, laughter and spunky spirit.

A tribute to Elsie and a celebration of life will be planned for next spring/summer where Lyle and Elsie’s ashes will be scattered together.  If you would like to be informed of the day and time of this celebration of life, please contact Jo-Anne Harris (ragrugs@hotmail.com) or Debby Goldrick (d.goldrick@yahoo.ca)

In keeping with Elsie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Elsie’s enjoyment of art, donations can be made to the Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club Art Centre, or The Lung Association as a tribute to her son Terence. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at 991 Anna Maria Avenue, Innisfil ON L9S 1V5.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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JACOBS: Mrs. Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 10, 2017

JACOBS, Phyllis (née Rockey), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Alick H. Jacobs (Nov. 6, 2001).  She is survived by several nieces and nephews in Ontario and British Columbia.  Phyllis was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Irene Wiley, and by brothers, Russell Rockey, Douglas Rockey, and (infant) Harold Rockey.  Born in Mount Salem, Ontario, April 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Ethel (née Holmes) Rockey.  Phyllis resided all of her life in St. Thomas and Aylmer area.  She was a retired payroll and accounting clerk.  Phyllis was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment in Aylmer 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).

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MOORE: Archie Terrance “Terry” of Marmora

Posted by on November 9, 2017

 

 

 

Moore, Archie Terrance “Terry” – at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 after a brief illness, in his 70th year.  Son of the late Rita Graf and the late Harry Moore.  Beloved husband of Donna “Beccie” Moore (nee Grant) of Marmora.  Dear brother of Madeline (late Lorne) Johnson, Pauline (late Lloyd) McDonald, Nora Kearney, Carl Moore, Bonnie (Robert) Wood, Floyd (Lorraine) Moore, Debbie (Gary) Pender and Robert (Barb) Moore.  He is predeceased by his brothers John and Dennis (infant) Moore and his sisters Beverly Carr, and Mary (infant) and Elizabeth (infant) Moore.  Terry is fondly remembered by his special son, Benjamin Demmel, by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Inurnment at St. Carthagh’s Cemetery Tweed.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.

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GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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Brown: Mary Anne of Powell River, BC Formerly of Vancouver, Surrey, Ladner

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Mary Brown February 28, 1922 – October 7, 2017

Mary (Mom) passed away October 7th smiling and peaceful with her family at her side.
Predeceased by son Patrick and beloved husband Laurie, she will be forever loved and missed by her children Sheilagh (Don), Danny (Carroll) and Kelly, her grandchildren Choyal, Eric, Nicholas, Megan (Scott), Rachel and Laurie and great grandchildren Madison, Kamien and Westley.
Mom had a a very full and happy 96 years. Although she struggled with ALS these last few years her cheerfulness and determination never failed.
She shared her warmth, optimism and creativity with all those she came in contact with.
For many years she (along with our Dad) was an enthusiastic member of the Ladner community where she became the first curator of the Delta Museum and was a proactive member of the Kinsmen and K40. She was the instigator for many events, functions and celebrations for both community and family. There was always plenty of music, dancing and laughter in our home.
She moved on to work with seniors at Edmonds Senior Centre, then later in Surrey’s senior centre and again her planning and motivation made life a little bit more fun for all.
Mom cared deeply about family and worked at keeping our relatives close. Often included in our extended family were many of our friends who found a temporary second home in our house.
When the ALS began to accellerate she was given wonderful, thoughtful and compassionate care by Community Health nurses, home care staff, and friends. We are so grateful for that.
We especially want to thank Dr Burns for his special attention to mom.
There will be no funeral or memorial as requested by Mom. Should you wish, in lieu of flowers please donate to an ALS charity.

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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STOGRIN: Sally Joyce (nee Roschuk) of Selkirk Formerly of Chatfield, Manitoba

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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SALLY JOYCE STOGRIN (nee Roschuk) Peacefully on October 21, 2017 in her 76th year. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. After an unexpected lengthy stay in the hospital Sally left us with some of her family by her side. She was comforted to the end. Pre deceased by her husband Frank Stogrin (2012), parents William and Sophie Roschuk, in-laws Anne and Nick Polny, and her sister Rosie Roy and infant brother Danny. She leaves behind her children William Stogrin (Jocelyn), Sophie Stogrin (Neil), Carol Stogrin, Patricia Hawke (Ward), Katherine Green (Joseph), Joseph Stogrin (Tanya) grandchildren Steven Stogrin, Sarah Desveaux (Darryl), Shannon Prejet (Donovan), John Green (Morgan), Scott Green (Kathryn), Shane Snow (Colette), Shawna Snow (Jason), Caitlyn Stogrin-Voisine (Ryan), Amanda Stogrin, Chris Stogrin, great-grandchildren Clare, Grace, Ruth, Tess, Dominic, and Keira. Sisters Mary Kosc, Stella Locosavich, Vicky Denton , Lorea Pleshka, and the Roschuk brothers John, Joe, Kazmir, Peter, several brothers/sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and too many cousins to mention. Sally was born August 8, 1942 near Poplarfield Manitoba. She met and married her sweetheart Frank in 1957 and they then moved to Toronto for a few years, and then on to Mississauga in 1964. They worked and raised their family in the same house until 1992, as Frank’s uncle John passed away and they then moved to Chatfield Manitoba to live on the Stogrin farm. They lived a happy life during those semi-retirement years. Mom was unresponsive for several hours before she passed and suddenly talked, her last words were the ball is stuck, then she called out O72. Mom loved her Bingo, and spent many hours at the Poplarfield Hall, assisting with bingo fundraising events, socials, funerals, cleaning the hall and having many chuckles with her friends there. No one can argue Mom made the best Perogies ever! Mom did not want a formal service, for this reason cremation has taken place and a graveside burial will take place next summer near the family homestead. All are welcome to join us, bring a joke as Mom loved to laugh.

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CASKEY: Marion of Ottawa

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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September 29,1924 – September 29,2017
In loving memory of Marion Louise Caskey. Passed away peacefully on her 93rd birthday September 29. She is predeceased by her husband George Caskey, and survived by her son John and daughter Jean. Jean’s husband Marco Zarco, Jean’s daughter Natalie Anderson (Morocz) her husband Greg and daughters Lily and Holly. Marco’s children, Angela Irons, Jessica Dupuis, Priscillia Dupuis, Carl Duhaime. John Caskey and his wife Valerie Lamoureau and her children Elton his wife Pamela and daughter Mackenzie, Joe, Roxanne, Marcel Juarez. Celebration of Life will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, Melfa Crescent on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 with reception in church hall after. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

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ARBLASTER: Wendy of London Formerly of Sarnia, Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Gordon Keith Arblaster, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Windermere on the Mount in London, Ontario on October 11th in his 88th year. For 59 years, the beloved husband of Jean (nee Laithwaite). Loving father to Wendy Arblaster (Terry Jarvis) of London and Sara Arblaster (Hillar Heine) of Toronto, and cherished grandfather to Shelby Arblaster, of Portland, ME. Fondly remembered by his siblings-in-law Frances Hook of Egmondville, ON, Alan Hiles of Calgary, AB, Kelly and Mary Cameron of Sumter, SC, and numerous relatives and friends.

Pre-deceased by his parents John Henry (Jack) Arblaster (1969) and Lillian (nee Parrish) (1989), his brother Ross (1976), and siblings-in-law Irene Hiles, Violet MacKenzie, Audrey Arblaster and Stephen Hook.

Gord was the long-time General Manager of the London Transit Commission and former President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Born in Montreal in 1929, Gord’s family moved to Sarnia where he attended Sarnia Collegiate Institute of Technology and then on to London, where he began his career and family.

Gord was a proud alumnus of South Collegiate in London, which he established as superior to Oakridge, from which both his daughters graduated. Gord delighted in summer days spent at the family cottage at Hardwick Cove on the shores of Lake Huron laughing with family and friends. He loved nothing better then to get in the car, by himself or with his family, and explore Canada. One of his most recent cherished trips was across the country with his granddaughter in 2015. Awarded for his perseverance in inclement weather, he will be remembered as a hopeful cross-country skier. He held a special spot in his heart for his brothers-in-law and their many political debates and jokes.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Please send online condolences to www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to the Men’s Mission and Rehabilitative Centre in London, ON.

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EZARD: Robert of Kelowna Formerly of Georgetown, Ont.

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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EZARD, Robert Mark (Bob)
Bob passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 83 surrounded by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of us. He is survived by his wife Sylvia who he was married to for 54 years; by his son Mark and Janice Ezard and grandchildren Jennifer and Elliott Richardson and Matthew Ezard; by his daughter Jody and Todd Zummack and grandchildren Jenna, Christine, John, and Michael; and by his son Happy and Nicola Ezard and grandchildren Gavin, Matt and Brandon and the many foster children that Bob stepped in to be grandfather to. The Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna on Wednesday October 18 at 10:00am followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 12:30pm. A reception will follow immediately at the family home at 1558 Mountain Avenue, Kelowna.

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MACRAE: Kathrine of Vancouver

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Kathrine Alice MacRae née Holt, aged 68, died peacefully on October 27th, 2017 at the Cottage Hospice in Vancouver, after a brief battle with a very aggressive pancreatic cancer. At the time she passed, she was with her husband, her children, their partners and her cousin and best friend Heather MacKay with husband Jake Locke, and surrounded by the love and positivity of her extended family. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gordon Bruce MacRae; her daughter Meghan MacRae (Sean Reveron); her daughter Shonagh MacRae (Omar Amroussy); her son John MacRae (Jerie Santana); her granddaughters Jahmekya, Sinead and Jasper; her grandson Taiyou; Shonagh and Omar’s first child, due April 2018; her brother John Holt (Debbie Bolton); and her niece Sarah Cornell (John Cornell) and their sons, Matthew and Andrew.

An athletic person, Kathrine played sports throughout her life. As a young woman she played baseball, grass hockey and rugby. She would later hit the slopes on annual ski trips with her family, take regular hikes around the Capilano River gorge and UBC demonstration forest, and evening walks along the Ambleside seawall. Although she resisted the game’s pull for decades, in her 50s she became a passionate golfer and served on the board of directors of the UGC Business Women at the University Golf Club. She and Gordon also traveled extensively throughout their marriage, visiting Ottawa, Scotland and Okanagan wine country in the spring and summer of this year before her diagnosis.

A teacher by vocation, Kathrine’s career in education spanned four decades in both the public and private systems, excelling in spite of serious and chronic illnesses that arose in the 1980s and 1990s. Following her undergraduate and teaching degrees from UBC, she began her career as a special education teacher at Vancouver’s Laura Secord Elementary. She returned to UBC to attain certification in counseling – training which shaped both her relationships and career in all the years that followed – before taking a position as a guidance counselor at Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver. During this time, she met and married her husband Gordon. Following her time at Windsor, she transferred to D.W. Poppy Secondary in Langley. In 1985, Kathrine had her first encounter with deadly illness, surviving a serious viral infection. Soon thereafter, she took a position at Vancouver’s Lord Byng Secondary, where she taught for most of the next two decades. In 1996, Kathrine was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to take extended sick leave. She refused to let illness slow her down, however, and being a passionate life-long learner, she completed her Master of Arts in English Literature at UBC in 1997 soon after the successful treatment of her cancer. Thereafter, despite chronic illness in the form of Crohn’s disease, Kathrine returned to Lord Byng, teaching English and Literature 12. After retiring from the public system, she taught part-time at West Vancouver’s Collingwood School, before assuming the position of Head of English at Crofton House School in Vancouver. Though she retired from Crofton House in 2014, she continued to work as a Teacher on Call and individual tutor until Spring 2017. Over the course of her career, Kathrine inspired her students with her wit, her ready smile, her infectious laughter and her fierce determination to see them succeed in life.

Kathrine spent her life cultivating friendships and bringing joy to those that knew her. She strongly believed in the importance of family, and she made sure to keep her extended family close and to teach her children to value each other. As a wife and mother, she emphasized trust and communication as the foundation of steadfast love. She has left her family with many cherished memories and the strength and wisdom to carry on in her absence. Kathrine will be mourned deeply by friends and family: she has left an enduring legacy.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome contributions to a memorial fund to be established in Kathrine’s name to fund an annual prize for outstanding achievement in English Literature. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at Bridges Restaurant. Particulars will follow.

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MARKHAM: Arthur (Art) John of London

Posted by on November 2, 2017

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Arthur (Art) John Markham of London, Ontario passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 70 at University Hospital, October 24, 2017 surrounded by family. Survived by his loving wife Liette Markham. Beloved brother to Diana (John) Watson and Bonnie Markham. Loving father to Cindy Brown (nee Markham) and Deidra Markham and loving stepfather to Les (Sarah) Thomas, Sylvain (Cindy) Lepine, and Chantal (Murray) Lepine-Smith. Loving Grandfather (Grumpa) to grandkids Karina Thomas, Randy (Michelle) Thomas, Alyssa Lepine, Brandon Lepine, Cameron (Karly) Lepine, and Dylan Lepine. And Proud Great-Grandfather to Evan and Kylan. Special Thanks to the nurses and doctors at University Hospital for their care and compassion and to Brianne at Ontario Cremation Services for all her help and her compassion. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to any local animal rescue organization.

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MIZON: Joanne (née Hillman), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on November 2, 2017

MIZON, Joanne (née Hillman), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, October 30, 2017, in her 60th year. Beloved wife of Donald G. Mizon.  Dearly loved mother of Paul Mizon (Tammy) and Joe Mizon (Carrie), all of St. Thomas, Shawn Kokko (Shannon) of BC, and Tabatha Mizon (Tyler), of St. Thomas.  Loving daughter of Ronald Hillman and the late Ruth (née Axson) Hillman (2016).  Dear sister of Jacqueline Swindall (Steven), Judy Brown (Daniel), Jan Hillman, Robert Hillman (Mary-Ellen), and Raymond Hillman (Elaine).  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Joanne was born in St. Thomas, ON, July 25, 1958. She was a retired cook at the London-Middlesex Detention Centre.  Joanne was a former member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Joanne’s life at the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, 225 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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THOMPSON, G. Rae formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thompson, G. Rae – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Rae was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch 259.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing goalie for his hockey teams, baseball and crokinole.

Father of Ross Thompson of Rosseau and grandfather of Ashly Thompson.  Brother of Pauline Price and partner Jene Krop of Victoria BC.  Fondly remembered by his special friend Joyce Raycraft of Atwood and her family, the extended Graul family and Ed Price.

Predeceased by his wife Janet (Graul) Thompson (1997) and his parents Oscar and Elsie (Marks) Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.  where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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SWETLISHNOFF, Jack of Petrolia and Sarnia

Posted by on October 27, 2017

SWETLISHNOFF, JACK – At Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2017, Jack Swetlishnoff, age 87, passed away.
He was the dear husband of the late Ruth (Noack) Swetlishnoff and loving father of Dale Swetlishnoff (Donna), Glenn West (Shelley) and Grant Swetlishnoff (Shanon), grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Haley and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Peter.
Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home Chapel, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by interment at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Locksley.

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JAMIESON: Esther (Huth) of Huron Park and formerly of London

Posted by on October 19, 2017

Peacefully at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 of Huron Park and formerly of London and Chilliwack B.C in her 84th year.  Dear wife of the late John A.S. Jamieson (2001).  Dear mother of Jamie-Lynn Jamieson of Huron Park and Lawrence  Huth of B.C and step-mother of Beth and Doug Miller of Ilderton, Cliff and Heather Jamieson of Kelowna, BC , Rob and Peggy Jamieson of Turner Valley, AB, Ken and Cindy Jamieson, Bona Accord, AB,  Shawn Jamieson of Hornby, BC, and Tim Jamieson of Hornby, BC.  Dear grandmother of Abby, CJ, Andrew, Derek, Steven, Joel, Megan, Tanya, Ashley and  Will, Brandon, Tiffany, DJ, Kayla and great-grandmother of 5.  She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and the staff and her many friends at Queensway Nursing Home.  Predeceased by her siblings Henry, Carl, Carol, Eleanor, Shirley, Sig, and Jake.  At Esther’s request cremation has taken place. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the Queensway Nursing Home or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Monaghan, Bernadette May of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Monaghan, Bernadette May (O’Keefe) – At Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home in Sarnia, on Thanksgiving Day October 9th, 2017 Bernadette Monaghan age 84, passed away, peacefully, and in the caring hands of the wonderful staff at “the Manor.”Mom was the wife of the late Donald James Monaghan (1995) and she was predeceased by grandson Brian Scott Monaghan (2012), and son Bryce Patrick Donald Monaghan (2016). Bern is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dee) and Cook (Mary), her grandchildren Lindsay (James), Donald, Ellis, and Evelyn, and two great-grandchildren Madison and Arthur. Thank you very much, to the many staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa where mom first resided in 2008 and to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor where mom resided from 2009. We would be remiss if we did not, on mom’s behalf, thank specifically, the staff on “Poppy” during the bedside vigil from October 5th-9th, 2017. Those people could not have done more for mom or those of us who stayed with mom. A heartfelt “thank-you” to Cousins Muggs, Jackie, Dela and neighbour Bonnie for their support, their time, and their every effort and thank you, Mary, for everything; and thank you Evelyn for carrying on a tradition of strong women within this family. As she wished, mom will be cremated, however, friends and family can visit, share, and laugh, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sarnia Branch 62, 286 Front Street north on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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