Graham, Brian of Sarnia

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GRAHAM, BRIAN – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Brian Allen Graham, age 64 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Graham, his sisters Donna Graham, Sandra Graham, Lillian Cole, Eleanor Steiner and brother David Graham. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joyce Graham and nephews Rodney Cote and Stan Cole. Brian was a performer and entertainer and loved to make people laugh. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MOON: David Gilbert of Belleville

Posted by on January 8, 2017

Moon, David Gilbert – David was a dedicated employee for the past 43 years with the Belleville Y.M.C.A. Peacefully passed away at Q.H.C.- Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in his 63rd year. Son of the late Herbert and Helen Moon. Dear brother of Bob (Karen) Moon of Ottawa, Cathy (Al) Colden of Point Anne, Carol ( the late Craig) Soule of Brantford, Judy (Jeff) Watkins of Belleville, Randy Moon of Ottawa, Linda (Jerry) French , Lori (Jim) Mainse , Larry (Jennifer) Moon, Lisa (Neil) Spencer all of Belleville. Predeceased by brother Doug Moon. Lovingly remembered by all of his nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West Belleville (613-968-2273) on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 for a Memorial service at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 noon until time of service. Following the Memorial service a reception will follow at the Steele Family Centre for a time of fellowship.

If desired, memorial donations to the Belleville Y.M.C.A. would be appreciated.

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

KRETSCHMANN: Gerd Albert of Petrolia

Posted by on December 8, 2016

KRETSCHMANN, Gerd Albert – After a battle of illness, It is with great sadness that the family of Gerd Kretschmann of Petrolia announce his passing on Thursday, December 08, 2016 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, at the age of 87. Lovingly remembered by his wife Doris (Tadina-Grutscher). Dear father of Melissa and father-in-law of Michael vanHeurn. Gerd will be missed by grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service will take place at St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Sarnia Ontario on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Sarnia Humane Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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SNOW: Mr. W. Blendon of Stayner

Posted by on November 11, 2016

 

snow-mainDied peacefully on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 94.  Blendon of Stayner, formerly of New Lowell, beloved husband of the late Betty.  Loving father of Warren and his wife Melody, Susan and her husband John Liska and the late Becky Elliott.  Dear grandfather of Brenna Casserly-Snow, David Liska and his wife Andrea and great-grandfather of Nolan and Avery Liska.  Blendon was a 60-year member of Nitetis Lodge #444, Creemore.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12 noon for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Blendon’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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ALVESTAD: Marlene Lauretta (nee. Byam)

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Nursing Home on Saturday September 17, 2016. Marlene Alvestad in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Inge Alvestad. Loving mom of Janyte Bullock (Andy), and Daryl Alvestad. Loved and missed by her grandchildren Craig, Erik, and Ian Bullock, and Hillary and Keegan Alvestad, and great nanny to Sabrina Godinho, and Laveena Bullock. Predeceased by parents Ross and Rose Byam, and brother Ross. Over 25 years volunteering with the Scarborough Centenary Hospital Auxiliary, and a founding member of the Glen Ayre United Church of Canada. Marlene always enjoyed singing with the choirs and in fundraising shows. Her beautiful soprano voice has been missed. Marlene will be remembered by friends and family as a kind, gracious woman, who had a smile for everyone. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 12:30 PM. Visitation to commence at 11:00 AM. Interment Wilberforce Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers, or make memorial donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfunerlhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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BORTHWICK, Margaret of Sarnia

Posted by on September 13, 2016

borthwick-webmcclughan071BORTHWICK, MARGARET (DAVIDSON), age 90 of Sarnia – has passed away with family by her side at Bluewater Health Centre on September 12, 2016.  She was the loving wife for 60years of the late Charles W. Borthwick (2007) and dear mother of 4 sons: Larry (Debbie) of Mount Pleasant, Michael (Kathy) of Sarnia and Robert (Kari) of St. Catharines, also predeceased by her son Stephen in 1970.  She will be missed by her grandchildren: Stephen, Kevin, Lisa, Janice, Tanya, Oliver, Andrew, Rebecca and Alex.  Marg will also be missed by 10 great grandchildren and too many friends to count.  Friends may visit with the family at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, Ontario) on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m.  The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Bluewater Health for their care and compassion.  Memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HUDSON: John L of London

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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Suddenly at his residence on Monday, September 5, 2016, John L. Hudson of London and formerly of Brantford, in his 71st year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Hudson. Loving father of Scott Hudson (Stephanie) of Brampton and Heather McPhedran (Pat) of Windsor. Cherished grandpa of Alexander, Emily and Colin. Dearly missed by his sister Jo Mooney (Rob), nieces and nephews. John was a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (1 -2 pm) to the memorial service being held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2 pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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STOBBART: LISA of MISSISSAUGA

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Lisa Stobbart, of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Friday August 12, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, June 30, 1962, to Theodore and Mary Mercouris, Lisa lived her life surrounded by family and friends in Mississauga, Ontario.
She was well known for her hospitality, sense of humor, creativity, and passion for her children. She loved decorating her home for every season, especially so at Christmas. She found delight in entertaining friends and she loved her pets. Lisa was selfless in her service to others and was always ready with a word of encouragement. Above all, Lisa cherished her family. Her children were the center of her life.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Johnny; her sons Anthony and Nikolas; daughter Maria; her parents Theodore and Mary; her sister Kelly Wilbert, brother-in-law Dave, their children Brittany, Alexa and Daniel; her Aunt Velda, and Uncles Damon (Helen), Peter (Angelique), and Dennis (Trudy).
Lisa’s giving heart, warmth, and laughter will be sorely missed but her memories shall be cherished forever. Until we meet again….

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
 
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 
 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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BYLIK: Wayne of Mississauga Formerly of Brantford

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Wayne Bilyk, 59, Passed away on May 17th 2016. Predeceased by his loving parents Bill and Kathleen Kay Bilyk, brother to Ron (Peggy Helliwell) Bilyk, Gloria (Mike) MacAdam (Nicole, Tony, Karen, Melissa and Steve), Loving Uncle to Richard (Nicole)(Hunter and Declan), Keith and Melissa (Daniel). He will be lovingly missed by many friends, co-workers and family. In Memorial the family is hosting a celebration of life at Wayne’s favorite Karaoke Spot, Tracie’s Place Restaurant and Karaoke, 592 Upper James St. Hamilton on Thursday June 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm

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PEARSON, WAYNE of Sarnia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

Pearson-WebPEARSON, WAYNE – On Sunday, September 4, 2016, with his family at his side, Wayne Steven Pearson, age 64 of Sarnia died peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice. He was the dear husband of Lenore (Bird) Pearson and loving father of Jason Pearson (Janice), Amy DaSilva (Christopher) and Abby Spadafora (Roberto), grandfather of Owen and Jack, Hannah and Caleb, Lily and Lorenzo. He is also survived by his parents Walter and Jackie Pearson and his brother Rod Pearson (Nicole) and many nieces and nephews. Wayne had retired from sales at United Rental and was a member of Local #793, International Union of Operating Engineers. Wayne loved golf whether playing or watching it. He was a man of few words but spoke many in his heart. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 7th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, September 8th at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow and a private family service will be held later in Arkona Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Wayne made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

“The family would like to thank Dr. Glen Maddison and the entire Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassion and care of Wayne”

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JOHNSON PRAY; Hannah (nee Foster) of Ailsa Craig and formerly of Dunnville

Posted by on August 28, 2016

photoPeacefully, at Craigwiel Gardens on Saturday, August 27, 2016, Hannah Susan Johnson Pray of Ailsa Craig and formerly of Dunnville passed at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Johnson (1978) and the late Bill Pray (1998).  Hannah will be dearly missed by her children, Kathy (Mel) Winger of Centralia, Rick (Roxann) Johnson of Dunnville, Cindy (David) Cooper of Welland, Terry (Darlene, 2013) of Brantford & Dan (Darla) Johnson of Dunnville.  A loving Grandma to 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at DENNING’s OF AILSA CRAIG on Monday, August 29th, 2016 from 1-3 pm and 6 -7 pm.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  Online condolences and memories shared at denning.ca

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HAGGITH: Raymond of Glencoe

Posted by on August 23, 2016

At Four CHaggith Rayounties Health Services, Newbury on Monday August 22, 2016, Raymond Leland Haggith of Glencoe in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Yvonne Haggith (Neve) for 64 years. Proud father of Brian (Mary Margaret) of Caledonia, Nancy VanLieshout (Henry) of Strathroy and Donna Scattolon (Paul) of Strathroy. Dear grandpa of Andrew, Rebecca, Danielle, Amie, Kristopher, Jonathan, Dominic and great grandpa of Asher, Harley, Owen and Graham. Survived by his siblings Violet Fiddler, Kenneth (Shirley) of Glencoe and Richard of London. Predeceased by his son Douglas (2012) and 13 brothers and 2 sisters as well as his parents Russell and Clara Haggith. Ray was a life long resident of Glencoe. He was a mill wright at Emco Ltd. in London for 31 years and self employed handyman throughout his life, well known to lend a helping hand to seniors and shut ins throughout the community. He was one of the founding members of the ELKS Lodge in Glencoe. Ray
was proud of his family, his community and a proud Canadian. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 pm where the funeral service will be held Saturday, August 27th at 2pm, with Pastor Jamie Greenwood officiating. Cremation with interment at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to Faith Pentecostal Assembly (Glencoe) or a charity of your choice in Ray’s name would be appreciated.

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

deWilde, Johanna of Flamborough

Posted by on August 16, 2016

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Peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the Lord called to himself Johanna deWilde at the age of 76 years. Beloved mother of Connie (Bruce) Deveau, Cornell (Natalia) Slik, Annette Slik, Albert Slik, Jan Jr. (Linda) Slik, and David (Jayne) Slik. Proud and loving Oma to 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Johanna was the oldest sister to Gerrie Verwey, Hennie (Cor) Bezemer, and John (Judy) deWilde. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her companion Jack Fennema. Also, her friend Fred Hoyos and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, August 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at PROVIDENCE FREE REFORMED CHURCH, 269 St. George Rd, St. George on Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m. Interment Millgrove Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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CLEAVER, Dorothy Lorraine (Earp-Strong) in her 77th year

Posted by on August 15, 2016

CLEAVER, DorothyCLEAVER:  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, August 14th, 2016, Dorothy Lorraine (Earp-Strong) Cleaver, in her 77th year.  Beloved wife of Ronald Cleaver.  Loved mother of Mark and Denise Cleaver, the late Katherine Repington.  Loving and caring grandmother to Devon and Danielle Repington.  Dear sister to Barton and Christine Strong.  Predeceased by her parents Edwin and O-Tillia (Schmahl) Strong.  Dorothy will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her family and many of her good friends.  At Dorothy’s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BELL, Clayton W. of Teeswater

Posted by on July 25, 2016

387_clayt_bellClayton William “Clayt” Bell of Teeswater, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Susan Kraemer-Bell (née Hamilton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Trevor Bell (Hazel) of Teeswater, Tamra Goetz (Kevin) of Mildmay and Todd Hamilton (Deb) of Teeswater.

Deeply missed by his grandchildren, Heather Bell (fiancé Tanis O’Connell), Trent Bell (friend Anna Darling), Taylor Goetz, Dawson Goetz, Darby Goetz, Avrie Goetz and Carmen Hamilton.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert Bell (Barb) of Hanover, Marilyn Buffo of Kincardine and Ron Weiss (Betty) of Seaforth.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and by members of the Hamilton and Duck families.

Predeceased by his son Moe Kraemer, parents, Albert and Hazel (née Donaldson) Bell, sisters Betty Moulton (Bill) and Audrey Weiss, brother-in-law John Buffo and father and mother-in-law George and Eileen Hamilton.

Clayt was very active in the Teeswater community. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years, a member of municipal council, former Fire Chief with the Teeswater Culross Fire Department and a part of the music group the Swamp Stompers.

A celebration to honour Clayt’s life will take place at the Teeswater Culross Community Centre (19 Marcy Street East), Teeswater on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Culross Firefighters Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HANLEY: WILLIAM (BILL) FRANCIS OF SARNIA

hanleywebWILLIAM (BILL) FRANCIS HANLEY

January 30, 1944-July 3, 2016

Like a butterfly in flight,

You drifted to paradise,

A journey to the rainbows end,

                                         Leaving broken hearts to mend.

It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) Hanley. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of many.

Bill was a dedicated and proud retiree of CSX Rail Transport. He always had exciting stories to share about his adventures on the railroad. He was a die hard NY Yankees fan and never missed a game. When he wasn’t watching the Yankees or Red Wings, Bill loved heading out to catch a Sarnia Sting game with his family. He was always quick with a joking remark and funny face, Bill liked to make us all laugh. He was loved by all who met him.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Jean (Fournie), daughter Darlene (Glen Bonham), son Dennis (Alexis Mulyk), son Mike (Jessica Fisher), siblings Bob and Wendy Hanley, Patty and Doug Kennington, many grandchildren Dustin and Nikki Barwise, Tasha Barwise, Collin, Mya, Ava, Noah, great grandchildren Bella and Bentley and many nieces and nephews Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Ann Hanley. He will be greatly missed by his loyal kitten Katie.

His family will forever cherish his gift of love, support and generosity. A loving and soulful man, who has always been there for us, Bill will be missed dearly, but forever in our hearts.

Please join Bill’s family in a celebration of his life that will be held at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Road, Camlachie on Sunday July 10, 2016 from 1-4pm. We invite friends and family to come to share fond memories and stories of Bill’s life and remember this great man.

Charitable donations can be made to Sarnia St. Joseph’s hospice.

 

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

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SLIWINSKI, Gail Joanne (Smith-Farraway) of Grand Bend, age 46

Posted by on June 29, 2016

SLIWINSKI, GailSLIWINSKI, Gail 2SLIWINSKI:  Peacefully, after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Gail Joanne (Smith-Farraway) Sliwinski of Grand Bend, age 46.  Loving mother of Zakery “Zak” Sliwinski at home.  Beloved daughter of Connie (Smith) and the late Chris Rayner of Cayuga and Douglas Farraway of Hamilton.  Loved companion of Ross Norman of Grand Bend.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jason and Kim Farraway of Port Franks, Jeremy and Tiffany Farraway of Cayuga, Lea Rayner of Brantford.  Cherished aunt of a niece and nephews.  Remembered by her lifelong friend Theresa Herbert, many other friends in the Grand Bend area and Zak’s father Wayne Sliwinski.  At Gail’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Gail’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498, Grand Bend on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Breast Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ANDERSON: Stan “Gabby” of London

Posted by on June 8, 2016

Anderson (LFP)ANDERSON, Stan “Gabby” – Peacefully and with family by his side at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Lorrie Anderson for 57 years. Loving father of Jeff Anderson (Ann), Richard Anderson (Janisse Handsor), Lisa Anderson (Michele Paddon), Brenda Clifton (Herbert) and Sandra Firth (Kevin). Predeceased by two children in infancy. Dear grandfather of Wa-Reen, Kristina (Chris), Tim, Da-Rell, Brett, Jared and Jadyn and great-grandfather of Keijhan and Chase. Survived by sister Lillian and brother Gerry (Leonore). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gabby joined the London Majors under the late Frank Colman in 1957. He became a fixture in right field for the next decade, winning the Intercounty batting title in 1960 with a .391 average, was MVP in 1959, twice led the IBL in doubles, once each in home runs and runs batted in and was a six-time first team league all-star. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gabby are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

 An article written by Stephen Harding

(http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/profile_anderson_stan.html)

He was born Stanley Robert Anderson in Detroit Michigan, but everybody in baseball calls the hard hitting centre fielder “Gabby”.

His family came to London in 1930 when he was three months old. The Andersons’ lived on Glenwood Ave. in London East where Gabby was the oldest of 6 boys. He attended elementary school at Ealing, and high school at Beal Tech.

Gabby described growing up in the Hamilton Road area:

“We were friends, we all knew who we were. We had to go out and make our own fun. We swam in the river and played football. I belonged to an east end gang. We might find some one from Chelsea Green in our territory, so we would march them back to Egerton St. It was a friendly rivalry, no body got hurt.”

Gabby’s father and uncle played on a Negro League team representing the Hotel London in the 1930’s. “All my family played baseball coming up. As a 4 & 5 year old kid I took batting practice with the Hotel London team.” Stan played organized ball in the PUC playground system at St. Julien Park and junior baseball in the London Majors’ system. A highlight for Stan was being on the bench at Labatt Park when the Majors won the North American Sandlot Baseball Championship in 1948. “We all knew that it was quite a team. You could learn a lot of baseball from those guys, just being there.”

From 1950 Gabby played pro ball in the Pony League with Olean N. Y. and Peoria Illinois for a total of 5 years. His career was interrupted for service in the US Army. Gabby has good memories of playing in the States: “The racial stuff was just about gone by then. I never went through that.”

Gabby joined the London Majors in 1957. Frank Colman, another east ender, owned and managed the team with his brother Jack. “Everybody in London wanted to play for the Majors, it was the highest level of competition.” In 1963, after various changes of ownership, the team was with-out a sponsor, so the players took over. “I got together with 4 or 5 other guys, called the League and said that we were in. I managed the club in ‘63, Tommy Burgess managed in ‘64 & ‘65, then Russ Evon in 1966.” In his ten years with Majors, Gabby was the league batting champ twice and made the all-star roster eight times. Gabby helped to establish Eager Beaver Baseball and served on the EBBA executive in the 1960s’.

Gabby is a regular attendee at London Sports Old Timers events. “When you retire it is the time to get together and share camaraderie. Some of the fellows were just names to me in my playing days. Now I have the chance to really get to know them….. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t change a thing. I had a lot of fun.”

“Stan was always very quiet, he never said much.” relates team mate Dan “Uncle Buck” Mendham who played 3rd base for the Majors.

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SCHOENTHIER: Kurt R., of St. Thomas, formerly of New Sarum, Ontario

Posted by on June 1, 2016

Kurt Schoenthier 001SCHOENTHIER, Kurt R., of St. Thomas, formerly of New Sarum, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in his 97th year.  Beloved husband for over 68 years to Erna (nee Gohla) Schoenthier.  Loving father of Rainer Schoenthier (Laurie) of St. Thomas, Kathy Dyer (Tim) of Nobel, ON, and Bernie Schoenthier (Trish) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Marcie Vandenberghe of St. Thomas, Wendy Rego (Steve) of Ingersoll, Trudy Kitchen (Geoff) of Brantford, Kayla Abel (Dan) of St. Thomas, Jesse Dyer of Thunder Bay, Adam Moss of Kitchener, and Jordan Moss of Brantford.  Loved great grandfather of Alyssa, Josh, Anthony, Lily, and Reese.  Dear brother of Gerda Temple of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Guenther Schoenthier died in 1944.  Born in Gruenhartau, Schlesien, Germany, March 2, 1920, he was the son of the late Herman and Minna (nee Winkler) Schoenthier.  Kurt was the retired owner/operator of the New Sarum Auto Body and was also a retired farmer (orchard).  He was a founding member of the German Canadian Club, St. Thomas.  From 1939-1941, he served with the German Submarine Force, and was a POW in Canada from 1941-1947.  Kurt immigrated to Canada in 1951.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, June 3rd at 2:00 p.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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VISCOUNT:DAWN-MARIE KATHERINE OF SARNIA

VISCOUNTWEBAt Bluewater Health on Friday, May 27, 2016, Dawn-Marie Katherine Viscount, age 43 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother of Anthony Rogers, Robert Rogers and Kristopher Wolfe, grandmother of Simon, Keidance, Lariah and Blayze, sister of Susan Brooks, Rob Brooks and Richard Shivers and loving partner of Phillip Patterson. She was predeceased by her grandmother Phyllis Stoeffer and her father James Brooks. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 30th at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 am until the time of service. Cremation will follow and interment will take place later at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

                                                                                                                    

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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EDWARDS, Donald of Harrisburg formerly of Simcoe, ON

Posted by on April 27, 2016

EDWARDS, Donald James

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband and father; Don Edwards at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 57. He will be sadly missed by his wife Teresa (nee Chabot), and his children, David, Krystina, and Sarah. Dear brother of Nancy Grant Henderson (Noel), and Paul Edwards (Bonnie). Beloved brother in law of Lise Chabot, and George Chabot (Robin). Predeceased by his parents Keith and Mary Ann Edwards. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday April 29, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Private cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

We have lost the star of the sitcom which is our life.

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SPEARMAN: Stephen “Wonder” of Sarnia

“WONDER”

 

Our family is saddened by the peaceful passing of our beloved brother Stephen in his 65th. year, on Thursday, March 31, 2016. He is predeceased by his parents Grace and Alton and his sister and brother in-law Sandra and Len Higgins.  Beloved brother of Susan Ward (Dan), Michael (Janine), Scott (Jackie), Shelley Keller (Morgan) and David (Angie). Loved by many nieces and nephews; Kevin and Shawn Spearman, Jean and Andrew Barber, Daniel Keller, Jeff and Eric Spearman. Great Uncle of Alexander and Emily. Our family would like to extend a special thanks to both Carl Hardwick and Bill Jeffrey for their longtime friendship with “Wonder”.  Also we would like to extend our warm thanks to the staff of Palliative Care. “Wonder” was an inspiration to all of us as he fought a long battle with kidney disease. Our treasured and loving memories will last forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. At “Wonder’s” request there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Sarnia Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca.

                                                                       

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