COPELAND: Clifford Earl of Belleville

Posted by on September 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

Copeland, Clifford Earl – unexpectedly on Monday, September 11th, 2017 with his family at his side, at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Elisabeth Copeland (nee Pertschi) of Belleville. Loving father of Cathy (Jamie) Brauer, of Prince Edward County, Christina (Shane) Walker of Oshawa and Cliff Jr. (Katherine) Copeland also of Belleville. Proud Papa of Morgan, Madison & Wyatt Brauer, Brandon & Claudia Doornbos, Shannon & Sophia Walker and Ethan & Evan Copeland.  Cliff Sr. is survived by his sister, Diane Kennedy (Brian Lahaise) and by his brother, Roger Bartley (Frances Plant). He is predeceased by his grandparents, Robert and Pearle Copeland, his mother, Jean Cleota Bartley and his brother Kenneth Copeland. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family.  Cliff was dedicated member of the community and a long-time volunteer with Quinte Search and Rescue, Community Policing, Community Care and the Cancer Society.   He was a member of the Quinte Radio Club and the Men’s Cancer Support Group.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West,  Belleville (613 968-2273) on Sunday from 2:00 t0 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

HART: Bessie Ann of Belleville

Posted by on September 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

HART, Bessie Ann – peacefully September 7th, 2017 we lost a beloved member of our family. Born in Cooper, Ontario to Hazel and Herb Brady. Cherished wife of Clifford Robert Hart for 60 years. Bessie will be dearly missed by her daughter Sherry Corbay (Les). Predeceased by her daughter Janice Latendre (Gene). She is an adored grandmother to Leslie Corbay, Devon Latendre, John Corbay, Deneka Latendre and her great grandchildren Jayden Jones, Ryland Richardson and Carter Richardson. Beloved sister to Billy (Joyce) Brady and Marg Nelson (predeceased by husbands Ed Panos and John Nelson). Bessie will be missed by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Lee Hart (Nancy), Garnet Hart (Dorcus) and Eleanor Hart. Predeceased by brother-in-law Arthur Hart. Also lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Bessie left home and moved to Belleville to work. She spent three years at Bell and as a result she was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She left Bell and went to Northern Electric where she worked for 34 years leaving Nortel in 1991. Bessie was a member of the Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Matron. In keeping with the wishes of Bessie, cremation has already taken place.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service which will be held at Westminster United Church (1199 Wallbridge/Loyalist Road) on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation prior from 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Willard officiating. Private Inurnment Cooper Cemetery.

If desired, donations to Westminster United Church would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

~Sadly gone but never forgotten~

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

BEARE: Peter Willmot of Stirling

Posted by on September 12, 2017

 

 

 

BEARE, Peter Willmot passed away peacefully at QHC Belleville General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 1, 2017 in his 79th year. Peter was predeceased by his parents and wife Georgia of 50 years and will be lovingly missed by his wife Sharon Mullen, children Laurie House (Beare), Jeff Beare and wife Rhonda, Brenda Lindsley (Beare) and husband Edward; cherished grandfather to Danielle (Beare) and husband Brennan, Savannah Lindsley, Cameron House and Skylar Lindsley; brother of Wendy (Beare) and husband Randy Taylor; niece Stephanie Taylor and husband Kinu Grove and nephew Greg Taylor and wife Eva. A small Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. Our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Doctors, nurses and medical staff at QHC-Belleville General Hospital, as well as the support of CCAC with special acknowledgement to Liz Pelletier.

If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville, (613-968-2273).

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

HOLMES: Edward “Ted” William of Belleville

Posted by on September 6, 2017

 

 

 

Holmes, Edward “Ted” William – born in Twickenham, England on November 25, 1926, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 4th, 2017 with his partner William Holmes at his side.  Ted will be fondly remembered by extended family and friends.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Family Centre, 20 Moira Street West on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a reception celebrating Ted’s Life.

Cremation entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

HILLER: Hannelore “Hannah” Berta of Belleville

Posted by on September 5, 2017

 

 

HILLER, Hannelore “Hannah” Berta – of Belleville and formerly of Melrose, passed away at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Friday, September 1st 2017, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Erich and Eleonore Groeschel.  Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hiller. Loving mother of Georg (Jennifer), of Arnprior; Thomas (Danielle) of Belleville; Stephan (Darlene) of Kingston; and Erick (Francois), of Belleville. Proud grandmother of Lisa (Curtis), Mark (Leanne), Melinda, Kristopher (Arina), Ashley (Douglas) and Alexander (Mikaela). Loving Great-grandmother of Russell, Rachel, Rosalie, Abigail, Allison, Hailey, Aden and Dominc. Hannelore is also survived by her sister, Brigitte (Werner) Koldczezik of Germany.  She is predeceased by her brothers, Reinhard and Dieter and by her sisters, Erika and Heidi.  Hannelore is fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613 968-2273). on Monday, September 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church at Marysville on Tuesday, September 12th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.

Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society or to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

CONSTABLE: Marguerite Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on September 1, 2017

 

CONSTABLE, Marguerite Elizabeth – after a lengthy illness, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, Ontario.  She was born Dec. 24, 1948 in Charlottetown, PEI, the eldest daughter of Wilfred F. Constable and Marion J. (Howatt) Constable.  She will be missed by brothers Jim (Val), Ken (Bernice), Hal, Gary (Evelyn), Doug (Marlene) and sister Marilyn; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and God children Lucy, Courtney, Victoria and T.J. Marg maintained strong connections with her community in Ontario where she has lived since 1982. After she retired from Community Visions and Networking (CVN) she volunteered as secretary of the Belleville Association of the Deaf (BAD), sat on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the City of Belleville, and on the Board of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC). Marg was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church and then a faithful member of Quinte Deaf Fellowship. She was a soloist and while in Gallaudet (Class of 82), joined the Joyful Sign Choir and became choir director of Love Inspiration. Thank you to the Hospice Quinte Day Program, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), the VON, Red Cross, BGH nurses, Dr. Coady and Dr. Robert Bates for their care and support.

Charitable donations can be made to Hospice Quinte, Quinte Deaf Fellowship, CHS and Heart of Hastings.

Cremation has already taken place. Friends and family can celebrate Marg’s life at Parkdale Baptist Church, 514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor H. Bickle (QDF) and Pastor J. Tedford (PBC) to officiate.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

MEIER: Leo Joseph of Marmora

Posted by on September 1, 2017

Meier, Leo Joseph –proprietor of the former Meier’s Leather, peacefully at Caressant Care Marmora on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 in his 89th year.  Son of the late Joseph and Leonie Meier.  Beloved husband of Helen Meier (nee Savara) of Marmora and formerly of Belleville. Loving father of Tony (Louise) Meier of Vancouver, Cathy (Wayne) Cassidy of Madoc, Carolin (Tim) Cassidy of Thomasburg, Lili Meier (Jim Walmsley) of Vancouver and John (Lisa) Meier of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of Madison, Lindsay, Mark, Marie, Jesse (Kelly) Justin (Shannon), Jarrod (Rebecca), Sebastian, Savara, Megan, Isabelle, Ben, Heidi and great grandfather of Miranda, Morgan, Owen and Elliott.  Leo is survived by one brother, Felix Meier of Switzerland.  He is predeceased by his son Leo Jr. and by his brothers, Bruno and Edgar Meier.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

ROMANO, Joseph “Joe” of Belleville

Posted by on September 1, 2017

Romano, Joseph ‘Joe’ – peacefully with his family at his side, at his residence on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 in his 69th year. Son of the late Benigio and Armida Romano. Beloved husband of Barbara Romano (nee-Cassidy). Dear father of Derek Romano and Cody (Anne) Romano both of Belleville. Dear papa of Karleigh, Makayla, Brianna, Isabella and Amelia. Brother of Fulvio (Penny) Romano, and Dave Romano of England and remembered by nephew Brett and niece Angie. Son in law of Dorothy Cassidy of Belleville.

Funeral arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, (613-968 2273). Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7th,2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church (North Park Street) Belleville. Inurnment at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial donations to Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital Foundation, Oncology Department, would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

LAFFERTY: Ronald Edward of Trenton

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Lafferty, Ronald Edward– on Monday, August 28, 2017 in his 74th year at Trent Valley Lodge, Trenton.  Son of the late Thomas “Gerry” and Jean Lafferty.  Dear brother of Tom and his wife Golda Lafferty of Belleville.  Predeceased by his brothers, Dennis and Gary Lafferty.  At the request of the family there will be no service.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Children’s Foundation (http://thechildrensfoundation.ca, 613-962-9292) would be appreciated by the family.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

MATHIEU: Jean-Pierre of Belleville

Posted by on August 29, 2017

 

 

 

Mathieu, Jean-Pierre “John”– died August 25, 2017 after a brief illness. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Karen (nee Christensen) in 2010, John is survived by his children, Mario (Stella) and Manuel (Andrea); grandchildren Michael and Natasha; and siblings Suzanne, Rachelle, Rhéal, and Denis.  John was a mason, carpenter, and home renovator in the Belleville area.  He loved cooking for family and friends.  His family thanks the staff of the ICU unit of Belleville General Hospital for their care.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Family Centre, 20 Moira Street West on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship and sharing memories of John.  Cremation entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

Memorial Donations may be made to the Quinte Humane Society in John’s memory if desired.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

GROENEWEGEN, Leslie-Anne of Corbyville

Posted by on August 25, 2017

GROENEWEGEN, Leslie-Anne – Surrounded by her family at Hospice Prince Edward on August 24th, her 72nd birthday, Leslie-Anne was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Dear daughter of the late John and Alberta Shelton. Beloved wife and best friend of Arnold Groenewegen of 39 years. Loving mother of Lisa Lund (Darren), Cher Norris (Todd) and Jonathan Groenewegen (Karen).  Dearly loved by her grandchildren: Dylan, Victoria, Colin, Olivia and Noah. Sadly missed by siblings John (Linda), Gregory (Gwyn), Janice (Neil), Larry (Evelyn), Stephen (Anne), Ronald (Cathy) and Valinda (Bruce), as well as her many nieces and nephews and extended family in Holland. Leslie-Anne was a gifted songwriter and blessed others with her beautiful singing voice. She had a creative spirit and enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking. She was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother, and caring and beloved friend to many. She was a devoted follower of Jesus and loved her church family at Maranatha in Belleville.

Friends are invited to visit at the STEELE FUNERAL HOME, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial will take place at Victoria Cemetery, Bronk Road, Plainfield, following the reception.

Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward.

Online condolences welcomed at www.steelefuneralhome.ca

 

[Proverbs 31:28-31] Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, he praises her: “Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.” Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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BLAIN: James (Jimmy) of Belleville

Posted by on August 25, 2017

Blain, James – peacefully at his residence on Thursday, August 24th, 2017, in his 85th year. Son of the late Herbert and Helen Blain. Beloved husband of the late Marie Blain. Dear friend of Agnes Westover. Stepfather of Marilyn (Rodney) Dafoe of Wooler, Bill (Sandra) Morton of Glen Ross, and predeceased by Doreen Embury. Dearly loved by grandchildren, Lisa, Katie, Richard, Justin, Matt, Cody and 2 great grandchildren Kayden and Jayda.

Funeral arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street W. Belleville (613-968-2273). Cremation has taken place. A private inurnment will be held at Stirling Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial donations to Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

McGARVEY, Marie of Belleville

Posted by on August 18, 2017

McGarvey, Marie – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie McGarvey (nee Rowan). She slipped peacefully and silently into the loving arms of her late husband, Tony McGarvey (1997) on Monday August 14th, 2017 in Belleville in her 78th year. Loving mother to Tony & Elizabeth McGarvey, Angela and Dave McGauley, Breda and Steve Blazevic and John and Renée McGarvey. Beloved by her twelve grandchildren who brought her immense joy and pride, Conor, Emma & Rory McGarvey, Errigal, Mac & Rowan McGauley, Sophia, Iliana, Adria & Evangeline Blazevic and Ryan and Jocelyn McGarvey. She will be greatly missed by all her friends, especially her dearest friend and companion Larry Reilly.  Marie was loved by her siblings, Birdie, Helen and J. J. (deceased), and Eamon, Theresa and Kay and their families. She cherished the time she was able to spend with them after her emigration from Ireland in 1967 with her husband and young son, Tony Jr.  Marie celebrated her fiftieth year in Belleville this summer and was proud of the life she and Tony Sr. built for their family in Canada.  The family is forever grateful to all her wonderful friends for all their support and help over the years, especially Margaret, Jane, Beth, Wilma and Maureen.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

MURPHY: Regina “Gina” Clare of Belleville

Posted by on August 8, 2017

MURPHY, Regina “Gina” Clare (29 years of honorable service with the Royal Canadian Air Force) ~ entered into rest at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Sunday evening August 6th, 2017 in her 85th year. Dear daughter of the late Andrew & Ursuline Murphy (nee Pinsent).  Gina will be missed by her sister, Bernice of South Carolina, many nieces and nephews (especially Shawn and Cindy Murphy).  Predeceased by her siblings Raymond and Pauline. Cherished friend of Sherry Whidden of Belleville. Cremation has already taken place.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 296 Church Street, Belleville on Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private inurnment Belleville Cemetery.

If desired, donations to St. Michael the Archangel Capital Campaign would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

Morgan: Douglas Charles of Holland Centre formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 3, 2017

Doug passed away August 3, 2017 resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Morgan; Douglas Charles

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden death of Doug on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 of Holland Centre, formerly of Toronto, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of 42 years to Nellie(nee VanDuivenbode). Loving father of Joel(Linda) of Toronto and grandfather of Isabella and Victoria. Fondly remembered by Bradley(Brenda) Jefferies of Uxbridge and their children Wilson and Madeline. Dear brother of David, Daniel(Debbie) and the late Dennis.

Doug was born in Weston, Toronto on April 25, 1947 to the late June and Wilfred Morgan. He spent his childhood working farms in Brampton and enjoying the outdoors, he adored the rural life style. After working over 35 years in Oakville, Brampton and for the city of Toronto as a building inspector. He built many great relations in various trades over this time. His great passions were family, hunting and fishing. Doug and Nellie bought their dream property in Holland Centre in 2004, which brought him back to the country life he much adored.

The family will receive friends at

on Tuesday, August 8 from 10am until the time of service at 11am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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BYRNE: George Raymond of Marmora Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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

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WESTALL: John “Jack” Harold of Belleville

Posted by on July 31, 2017

Westall, John “Jack” Harold – November 9, 1924- July 29, 2017

It is with profound sadness yet joy for the amazing life we shared, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in his 93rd year.  Predeceased by his parents, John & Mildred Westall, his sister, June Thompson and his son, David Bruce (stillborn).  He will be sadly missed by his wife, Alma, his daughter, Debbie, son-in-law, Howard Fiander, his granddaughter, Lisa, many brothers-in-law & sisters-in-laws and his cousins, Isabelle Hunt and Garth & Cheryl Westall.  He was saddened and missed seeing his grandson, Geoffrey (Kim Hawkins) and three great granddaughters, Cassidy, Mya and Datsun.  When he was a young lad, Jack enjoyed fishing on the Bay of Quinte when he visited his grandparents, Jack & Lillian McAfee.  This was a really special time for him as he grew up in Toronto.  Jack was a proud World War II Navy Veteran.  He served on the Stradcona, Hochelaga and Ashleaf ships in Australian Waters. Jack and Alma (nee Lewis from Cascumpec, PEI) met and married in Toronto.  They were married on August 31, 1949 and enjoyed 67 years of life together.  Jack loved the years he spent working with his wife, Alma and daughter Debbie at Ja-Al-Dee Cottages in Havelock on the Trent River.  They were there from the early 60’s until 73 and enjoyed building their business from 3 to 8 cottages with the addition of a pool.  Jack loved interacting with the campers, playing horseshoes, fishing, swimming and working very hard.  Jack retired May 5, 1983 from the Canadian National Railway where he served for 35.5 years as a Police Officer.  When he retired, Jack & Alma enjoyed spending winters in Florida in their motor home.  They had a great time going to Arizona in 1990, Alaska in 1991 and numerous trips east to Prince Edward Island.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273).  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Lawrence Lewis, Jack’s brother-in-law officiating.  Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.  Memorial Donations to Hospice Quinte would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

BENN: Robert (Bob) Norman of Selby and formerly of

Posted by on July 10, 2017

Benn, Robert (Bob) Norman – peacefully at the Village Green Nursing Home in Selby, on Friday July 7th, 2017, in his 79th year.  Son of the late Norman and Jane Benn. Beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia (Pat) Benn. Dear father of Kim Benn of Belleville, Mike (Tracy) of Elginburg and Julie (Scott) Lafferty of Hillier. Remembered by grandchildren Mack, Jake, Leah and Caleb. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters.

Memorial service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) Belleville on Friday July 14th, 2017 at 12.00 noon, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Following the service a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre.

If desired, memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

LEWIS, James of Sarnia

LEWIS, JAMES – On Monday, July 3, 2017, James Lessly Lewis, age 69 of Sarnia passed away as a result of a fall at home. He was the dear husband of the late Myrella (Cloutier) Lewis (1985) and Patricia Anne (Hutchinson) Lewis (2009). He was the loving father of James Lewis (Kim) and step-father of Jennifer and Pamela, grandfather of Corey, Jayden and Julia, brother of Carol Lewis, Connie Breyer, Helen Datema (Rudy), Donna Lewis, Ken Lewis, Mark Lewis (Debbie) and Tammy Bueschleb. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Rose and his brother Tim. Jim was born in Sarnia and retired from Chrysler Canada (Holmes Foundry) after many years of service. He also drove a taxi for United Cab Company. He had a faith in the Jehovah’s Witness. He was very close to his mother Rose and took care of her in her later years. His last day was spent enjoying the perfect weather in the back yard with loved ones celebrating the marriage of his son and new daughter in law. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, July 7, 2016 beginning at 12:30 pm. A Memorial Service will follow beginning at 1:30 pm. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“His son Jimmy would like to express his eternal gratitude to his Aunts, Carol and Connie for taking him into their home to selflessly care for him during his illness.”

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MEEBOER: Richard “Rich” of Corbyville, Ontario

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Meeboer, Richard “Rich” – suddenly at Bon Echo Park on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 in his 48th year.  Best friend and beloved husband of Lori Meeboer (nee Martin) of Corbyville. Loving son of Richard and Marion Meeboer of Vineland.  Devoted dad of Natasha Meeboer of St. Catharines, Anthony Meeboer, Abigail Meeboer, Bailey Kimball and Maya Kimball all of Corbyville.  Dear brother of Susie (Wayne) Kikkert of Stevensville, Connie (Steve) Parker of Jordan and John (Sandra) Meeboer of Beamsville.  Son in-law of Linda Martin (the late Harvey) of Corbyville and brother in-law of Lisa (Dave) Brotherton of Sauble Beach.  Rich is remembered as the Canadian Dad of Jenny Noh and Suzanne Lu.  He was blessed to come from an incredible large family and will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Rich was a valued member of the team at Vanderlaan Building Products of Brighton.  As a husband, father, son, brother and friend, Rich gave everything he had to everyone he knew.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday, July 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Rich Meeboer Memorial Fund online at https://www.gofundme.com/richmeeboer,  through the funeral home (cheques must be made payable to Lori Meeboer) or by visiting Quinte First Credit Union, 293 Sidney Street,  Belleville.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

BURTON: Maxwell George “Max” of Trenton, Ontario

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Burton, Maxwell George ‘Max” – peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, in his 80th year.  Son of the late Maxwell Sr. and Louise Burton.  Beloved husband of Muriel Burton (nee Gueguen) of Trenton.  Loving father of Susan (Ken) MacDonald of Bewdley, Paula (Jean Marc) Poirier of Severn and Shelley (Ed) MacIntyre of Stirling. Proud grandfather of Lacey, Bradley (Alison), Candice (Matt), Jessica, Jocelyn (Travis), Alina and Ashley and great grandfather of Holt, Connor and Miller.  Max is survived by his sisters, Evelyn LaRonde, Mary (Merill) White, Gloria Burton and Vicki (Lawrence) Hayter, and by his brother, Vance (Silvia) Burton.  He is predeceased by his sisters, Gladys Costella and Mabel Burton.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Michael The Archangel, Belleville on Tuesday, July 4th at 12:00 noon, with the family receiving friends at the Church one hour prior.  Cremation has taken place.  Private inurnment at St. James Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to Chalice (http://www.chalice.ca/ , 1-800-776-6855) would be appreciated by the family.

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SMITH: Henry Alva of Belleville

Posted by on June 20, 2017

SMITH, Henry Alva – of Belleville, passed away into the arms of his Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in his 84th year. Henry is now enjoying a glorious reunion with his beloved wife Rose in Heaven with a plate of French fries, a bowl of ice cream and a butter tart or two washed down with a coffee. As Henry would say, “Everything is ‘tickity boo’”. Henry, the 13th child of Walter and Martha Smith of Picton, was born on May 30, 1934. Henry was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 29 years, retiring with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was extremely proud of his Engineers and his deployment as a UN peace keeper in the Gaza Strip. After his military retirement Henry enjoyed 12 years as the Assistant Administrator of the Home Care with the Belleville Hospital. Dad loved and was well loved by his many grandchildren and children; Danny Smith (Annette) of Consecon, Debby Barrie (Jim) of Hay Bay, Jim Smith (Laurie) of Toronto, Barbara Smith of Belleville, and Scott Smith of Belleville. Grandfather to 7, great-grandfather to 15 and great-great-grandfather to 2. Also remembered by many nieces, and nephews. Heartfelt thankyous to the wonderful staff of Hastings Manor who cared so well for Dad for the past five years including his time in Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place and family and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held at 1pm Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the West Lake Community Church cemetery, County Road 12, Picton, ON. If desired donations may be made to the Picton or Belleville Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273) Belleville.

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FOSTER: Vaunga Marie of Bloomfield

Posted by on June 19, 2017

FOSTER, Vaunga Marie – of Bloomfield, entered into rest on Saturday June 17th, 2017 in her 82nd year. Dear daughter of the late Frank & Dorothy Brimley. Cherished wife of 60 years to Garry Foster. Loving Mom of Gregory (Kim) Foster of Brooklin. Also lovingly remembered by her sisters Margaret Blakely & Marilyn Williams. Dear aunt of Lisa Nelson (Dave), Ted Aman (Mandy) & their daughter Holly, Julie Wood (John).

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Belleville.

The family will be having a Memorial Service at Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main Street, Bloomfield on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. , with visitation prior to service from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Following the service lunch will be provided in the church hall. Inurnment to follow in Wellington.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Bloomfield United Church (c/o 272 Main Street, Bloomfield, 613-393-2160) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (c/o 720 Progress Avenue, Unit #5, Kingston, Ontario. K7M 4W9, 613-962-2502)

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CLARK: Elizabeth Ann of Belleville

Posted by on June 19, 2017

Clark, Elizabeth Ann – peacefully, at the Q.H.C. Belleville, on Friday June 16th, 2017 in her 77th year.  Daughter of the late Edwin and Eva Sims. Dear mother of Garth Clark of Belleville, Arlene Hiles of Millbrook and Pam Corbett of Hamilton. Remembered by grandchildren Sara, Sophia, Silas and by many nieces and nephews. Sister of Edwin Sims, Paul Sims and the late Wesley Sims.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

A Memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army, 290 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

If desired, Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or The Gideons would be appreciated.

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