Obituary of HODGSON, Dean Joseph of Sarnia

Posted by on December 13, 2018

HODGSON, DEAN: Dean Joseph Hodgson was born in the Sarnia General Hospital, the son of Jack M. and Blanche (Rollins) Hodgson on August 7th, 1933 and passed away on December 12th, 2018. Dean considered himself the Maple Leafs #1 fan. He also closely followed the Blue Jays, Lions and Tigers. Dean loved to skate and did so into his 80’s, walk, read and debate (about anything). Agriculture was his vocation and he farmed his own land from 1960 – 1990 but continued his interest in agriculture and drainage, especially Lambton County and the Rainy River District to the very end.

As a young man Dean worked with Marshall and Milway, Ontario Land Surveyors and felt the basics he learned in those years guided him through the many pursuits he followed in the rest of his life. Dean was involved in farm drainage for over 40 years (1962 – 2004) as an owner, operator and drainage inspector. Draining the land and solving problems was a passion. Farming, drainage and friendly people were the focus of his life and he attempted to enjoy every minute of every day. Dean always enjoyed the simpler things in life and so, as he said, “luckily never required much money”, though he never married he was always happy with whatever he had. Some of his happiest years (and toughest) were spent on his Emo cattle farm in the Rainy River District between 1978 and 1990 while paying 22% interest. At Emo he also served as municipal Drainage Superintendent for eight municipalities and enjoyed working with Councils and farm groups. Dean was also involved with Emo minor hockey for several years. During these years in the Rainy River District he often said he worked with, “some of the finest people in the world” who made even the cattle business seem enjoyable.

In his later years he was the author of several small books on Lambton County history. He considered himself an amateur historian and was a member of the Lambton County Historical Society for several years and the recently formed Sarnia Historical Society.

Dean was predeceased by his parents Jack (1974) and Blanche (1987), brother-in-law Ray Tomlin (2000), his brother John Hodgson (2012) and sister Donna Hodgson (2018). He is survived by two sisters Della Tomlin of Sarnia and Judith and her husband Geoff Sutherland of Kelowna, BC. He is also survived by Shelley, David and Dean Sutherland along with several other nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family wishes to thank the entire staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care and a special thanks to Jim Maw for all the help he provided us at this time”

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Obituary of REID, Linda of Corunna

Posted by on December 10, 2018

REID, LINDA – On December 9, 2018, Linda Grace (Lewis) Reid, age 78 of Corunna passed away. She was the dear wife of Michael Reid and the loving mother of the late Christopher Reid (2009). She is also survived by her brothers Cam and John Lewis and sister in law Suzanne and Tom Bouskil. Several cousins also survive. Linda taught with the Lambton County School Board and had retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made in memory of Linda to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of DEWING: Richard of Mt. Brydges and formerly of Vernon, B.C.

Posted by on November 27, 2018

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, November 26th, 2018; Richard Arvid Dewing went home to the Lord at the age of 70. Dear husband of Lynn Dewing (neé Bain). Proud father of Laura (Curtis) Sheena, Zapherah Dewing, Danny Dewing, Jesse Dewing and Jennifer (Garrett) Martindale. Cherished grandfather of Roxanne, Jorden, Jessica, Faith, Emma and James. Survived by his brother Tom Dewing. Loving stepfather of Celeste (David) Pennington and Brook (Karli) Childerhose and step-grandfather of Rowan and Brennan.

Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Eva Dewing and sister Betty Dewing.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in Lumby Cemetery followed by a Memorial Gathering at Grace Bible Church of Vernon, 5661 Silver Star Rd, Vernon, BC at 2 p.m. Richard’s favourite charity was the Voice of the Martyrs, if anyone wishes to make a donation in his memory. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of Lewicki (nee Fischer), Myrna Pauline

Posted by on November 24, 2018

 

After a hard fought battle with COPD, our beloved mom/grams/aunt, Myrna Lewicki (nee Fischer) passed away peacefully Thursday, November 22nd at Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack. She was our rock…..and she kept us together as a family in her final week.

Daughter of Paul and Agnes Fischer. Beloved mom of daughter, Debbie Smith, son Dean Lewicki and daughter-in-law Beth Phillips. Cherished Grams of Kyle Smith, Chelsea and Brianna Lewicki – they will desperately miss their Grams.

It was Myrna’s wishes that there be no service – just a private family celebration. As a family, we honored all of her wishes while she was in hospice care and we will continue to honor her wishes after her passing.

Our family would like to express such immense gratitude to the incredible home care workers at Chartwell Lynnwood – Janice and Carla, and the Palliative Care nurses and doctor at Cascades Hospice in Chilliwack. Specifically – Eloise, Erica and Dr Eydt. We could not have asked for a better end of life journey for our mom/grams.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a Memorial Gift in Myrna’s name to the Chilliwack Hospice Society. www.chilliwackhospice.org. The family asks that you specify your donation be directed specifically to the Cascades Hospice facility in Chilliwack.

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die.

(Author Unknown)

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Obituary of ARTHUR – Diane Catherine, Kingston, Ontario.

Posted by on November 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Catherine (Maudsley) Arthur announces her passing after a brief illness, on Friday, November 16th, at the age of 82  years. Diane was predeceased by her husband of 30 years Artur Zylinski Arthur (retired Prof Psychology Queen’s University) and later, her partner, for 22 years Jack Jeffrey.  Predeceased by her Sister Valerie and Niece Helen.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Peter and Richard (Sandra) and fondly remembered by her three grandchildren, Alexandre, Edouard and Nathaniel, and nephew Colin Hughes as well as many other family members and friends in Canada, UK and New Zealand.

Born to Helen and James Harold Maudsley in Liverpool,1936 , Diane studied for her PhD Psychology in London, UK, where she met her husband.  Diane and Artur move to New Zealand  in 1963 where they made lifelong friends and both their sons were born.  In 1966 the family emigrated to Canada as Artur secured a Professorship at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.   Diane worked as a Psychologist at the Child Psychiatry Unit at Kingston General and at Hotel Dieu as well as in private practice with Dr Philip Carney, PhD.  During her career she helped many youth and their families as well as mentoring Grad students.

Diane was a generous supporter of various charities including the The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Children’s Home (Khokana), Nepal, and Orangutan Charities and many more.

In retirement Diane enjoyed the friendships made at the Kingston Seniors Association and found another family and friends out in Yarker and at Yarker Free Methodist Church.

Those wishing to pay their respects may visit James Reid Funeral Home on Thursday, November 22 between 2.00 – 4.00 pm and 6.00 – 8.00 pm

A Funeral Service in memory of Diane will be held on  Friday, November 23, 11.00 am at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston ON K7M 7H3.

Interment will follow in the family plot at Cataraqui Cemetery and a final farewell and celebration of her life back at the James Reid Funeral Home.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Diane Arthur to:

-AZ Arthur Book Fund (Queen’s University),
-Sandy Pines Wildlife Sanctuary
-Yarker.F.M.C.
-Kingston Humane Society,
-or the Seniors Association, Kingston, Ontario.
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Obituary of Whyte: Donald J of Surrey, BC

Posted by on November 14, 2018

A beloved father, grandfather and brother has passed after a long brave fight. He will be sorely missed by his son Jason his grand daughter Georgia and his brother and sister Trevor and Dianne as well as many others who were lucky enough to experience the warmth of his heart .
Dad, you will be missed

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Obituary of KELLY, Karen Ann of Victoria, British Columbia

Posted by on November 12, 2018

February 1, 1961 to November 10, 2018 

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the passing of Karen Kelly. Karen passed peacefully after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her family. Loving daughter of Phylis and the late Harry Kelly of Cobourg, Ontario.  Sister to Barry (Tenley), Michael (Christianne), Peter (Sandi).  Aunt to Alex and Drew Kelly. Karen leaves many loving aunts and uncles including Marleen Bull, Mary Murray and Cathy & Albert Davidson. Karen also has many cousins including Linda Anderson, who supported Karen on her journey.  

Karen grew up in Cobourg, Ontario and enjoyed many activities including: figure skating, skiing, camping, Brownies, Guides, and she was a lifeguard at the Y. As an adult she took up golf. After high school she became involved with the Canada World Youth organization living with a family in Montreal, before travelling to Senegal, West Africa, where she spent a few months.  Upon her return, Karen attended York University and completed her BA at Trent University. After University she went to Tadoussac, Quebec where she taught English.  

Karen moved to British Columbia in 1992, first to Vancouver and later Victoria, where she worked in a variety of fields and pursued a variety of interests.  She led an active lifestyle hiking, camping, canoeing, sailing and biking; she biked across Canada (with her rabbit in tow – literally) and she biked south to California and down the Baja peninsula. She was an active volunteer with Greenpeace and several animal rescue organizations for dogs and rabbits.

Thank you to the many loving and caring friends who were a supportive family to Karen in Victoria when she became ill.  Many thanks to the caring staff of Royal Jubilee Hospital. 

Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Karen is welcome to donate to any animal rescue society, humane society or charity of their choice. A private service will be held at a later date in Cobourg, Ontario. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

 

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Obituary of THOMAS Richard

Posted by on November 7, 2018

Richard Thomas of New Westminster, BC, passed away on November 3rd, 2018, after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife Lucia and daughter Beatriz, in whose hearts he will be forever cherished. As per his wishes, cremation has been undertaken and a private service for family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of KILBACK, Vera Mary (Nettle) of London, age 98

Posted by on October 29, 2018

KILBACK: Peacefully, at peopleCare Oakcrossing, London on Saturday, October 27, 2018, Vera Mary (Nettle) Kilback, of London, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Louis Paul Kilback (1999). Loved mother and mother-in-law of David and Barbara Kilback of London. Cherished grandma of Paul Kilback and Samantha Sacks-Kilback of Toronto, Michael and Irma Kilback of Bali, Indonesia, Richard Kilback of London, Lori and John Young of Vancouver. Treasured great-grandma of Harper Sacks-Kilback, Oliver Sacks-Kilback, Jessica Sacks-Kilback, Patrick Elliot, Ryatt Kilback, Santi Kilback and Andersen Young. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Mary Eliza (Thomas) Nettle, sisters Anne Willis and Jean Simpson. At Vera’s request, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of HALL: Emerson of London

Posted by on October 26, 2018

HALL, Emerson Maxwell…
Peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at University Hospital, London, Emerson passed away in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen “Kaye” M. (Clark) Hall (2007). Dear father of Robert Hall and his wife Candice of Surrey, BC. Loved grandfather of Allison, Gillian, Marissa and Matthew. Also missed by his 3 great-grandchildren. Dear friend of June Davison. Predeceased by his brothers George, Lloyd (Gladys), Gordon (Mary) and his sister Jean. Emerson was a member of Branch 533 Byron Springbank Legion, he enjoyed playing Euchre and was a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors. At this time, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of BULLOCK: Mrs. Irene (née Juniper), of London, Ontario

Posted by on October 23, 2018

BULLOCK, Irene (née Juniper), of London, ON, passed away at Chelsey Park Long Term Care on Sunday, October 21, 2018, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of John T. Bullock.  Dearly loved mother of Sandra Bullock-Geraghty (John), and Ian Bullock (Lori).  Cherished grandmother of Anthony Bullock, Jessica Bullock, and Meghan Bullock.  Irene is also remembered by her brother, Ian Juniper.  Born in Scotland on June 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Euphemia “Maimie” (née Murray) Juniper.  For many years, Irene enjoyed square dancing.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment will take place in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  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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Obituary of Donald Ross McIntyre (Langley, Edmonton, Winnipeg)

Posted by on October 19, 2018

Donald Ross McIntyre

June 14,1932 – October 13, 2018

Don was born in Morden, Manitoba to Alfred Woodward McIntyre and Isabel Valentine McIntyre (nee Macey). He grew up on the border where his father worked. As a small boy he developed his life long love affair with cars as he learned the makes and models of all the cars that passed through the border each day.

Don graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Arts and spent most of his career working as a claims manager in the insurance industry. He married the love of his life and his best friend Dorothy Ann Redfearn in 1957 and set about raising his family in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. In 1988 he was transferred to Langley BC where he retired. Don and Dorothy loved to travel. After Dorothy died in 2013, Don took a solo trip to Tuktoyaktuk in February, 2015 at the age of 82 as a fundraiser for the cancer society.  

Don and Dorothy’s lives were characterized by the friends they made in every decade and every community where they lived. Don still kept in contact with his university fraternity friends, the couples they regularly gathered with in Edmonton and all the friends he made in churches and business throughout the years. 

Don considered himself the most fortunate of men, blessed with 56 years of love with his wonderful wife, Dorothy and another couple of years of love with Myrna Huggan, his dear partner for the last years of his life, with Myrna visiting him every day as Don spent his last days in the hospital and finally the hospice.

Don leaves behind his sister, Elizabeth (Lynn), sons Matthew and Cameron (Darlene), daughter Kathleen (Phil), grandchildren Arica (Bryce), Kate, Larisa, Joshua, Emily (Josh), Nathan Ross, Joanna, Xiomara, Benjamin, Jacob, and great grandchildren Cooper and Michael.

Many thanks to Reverend Kelly Duncan and Reverend Laurie Deacon for their care and attentiveness to Dad in his last weeks, and to the staff at Crossroads Inlet Hospice and the Royal Columbian Hospital who were unfailingly kind and compassionate.

A Memorial Service will be held for Don on Wednesday, Oct 24th at 7 pm at the Parish of St. George in Fort Langley  (9160 Church St., Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R6).

 

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Obituary of CHONG, Susan of Sarnia

CHONG, SUSAN – Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Susan (Mark) Chong, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William Logie Chong (1994) and dear mother of William Chong Jr. and his wife Johanne, Darrell Chong, Sharon Davies and her husband Dr. Brian Davies, grandmother of Melissa Chong (Matthew Lorbetski), Matthew Chong (Marissa Lewington)), Connor Davies (Brooke Clubb) and Jasmine Davies (Billy O’Mahony Jr.), great-grandmother of Lucas and Ethan Lorbetski, Tess Chong and lovingly anticipated Miller Davies (January 2019). She is survived by her sister Helen (Drew Magor), her brother William (Doreen) and her sister in law Gretta Mark. She was predeceased by her infant brother George, her brother David and her sister Maria. Susan fled communist China in 1949 and made Canada her new and much loved home. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including SMAA, the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, I.O.D.E. and was also named to the Mayor’s Honour’s List in 1993. She was an avid fan of the Maple Leafs and Argos and a loud, vocal and opinionated cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting interests and activities. Friends may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Susan to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to thank Dr. Lori Kolono and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care”

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Obituary of Rumpel ,Rick from regina,sk

Posted by on October 5, 2018

its with great sorrow that we see the passing of rick rumpel.

After a long battle with cancer,we see him return home.
he was known for driving cab in Saskatoon for quite a few years,along with his superb carpentry skills
and out going personality .he lived an interesting life traveling and seeing parts of the world.
and always sending pictures of his travels to friends and Family.
he moved from Saskatoon to bc in the mid 90s and lived out a good part of his life their as
a set carpenter for movies.and as a maintenance man for sound studios in the Vancouver area
he had a wonderful love of music,and made many friends in the industry.
he had met true love in 97 and was married for 21 years before his passing

he will be missed by his family and friends greatly

he is survived by his wife Karin Rumpel and children Jhir-ett Kaye(Rumpel) ,Amber Rumpel ,Tiffany Rumpel , Rolanda Rumpel
Step Daughters Nadine Klein and Melanie Schwienke
Brother David Rumpel
Grandchildren Caysen ,Makayla ,Sahara, and Valkyrie
And many other friends and family

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Obituary of Daley Janet Jacqueline

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Janet Jacqueline Daley born on December 24, 1964 passed suddenly at home on September 23, 2018. Janet was a loving, spiritual, hardworking woman. She would do anything for the people she loved, no matter what time you called or how tired she was, she found a way. She was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known and though there were some difficult times she always found the strength to keep going, to be a shoulder for her friends and family. Her sudden passing was a shock to us all and she will forever be missed.

She was survived by her two daughters, Claudine and Keneisha, her grandchildren Trinity and Michael, her sister Yvonne, brother Dwight, father Donald and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her service will be held on Saturday, October 20 at Relate Church located at 6788 152nd Street in Surrey at 1 o’clock
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Obituary of ELLIOTT: Ann Elliott of West Vancouver, B.C.

Posted by on September 30, 2018

Elliott, Ann
March 27, 1940 – September 22, 2018

Ann Elliott (Elizabeth Ann Mattick), age 78, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 22, 2018 in West Vancouver B.C. She was born on March 27, 1940 in Cordova Bay, Victoria, B.C. to Bill and Joey Mattick (Whilhemine Alice Clarke).

Ann’s choice of pharmacy as a career and her quick rise to managing drug stores made her a role model for women. She graduated with a Pharmacy Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1961. After graduating, Ann gained certification and practiced as a pharmacist in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. In the late 60s she began to manage stores. This culminated in the 1980s and 90s with her successfully running a large retail store, Shoppers Drug Mart in Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver.

Ann was as dedicated to her family as she was to her work. Her family appreciated that even after many fifty plus hour work weeks she kept them well dressed and made sure they sat down together to eat delicious, beautiful, made from scratch dinners.

Ann enjoyed travelling throughout her life. She found as much pleasure in planning the trip as the experience itself, especially her once in a lifetime trips to Botswana, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. Hawaii was a favourite destination where she went many times to play golf and feel the warm wind.

Ann’s strength and determination were evident during her long battle with breast cancer. Even while undergoing treatment she continued to do the things she loved, including seaside walks, tending flowers and playing golf. A highlight was when she scored her one and only “hole in one” on the 4th hole at the Cordova Bay Golf Course, which sits on the land her father farmed. Ann is survived by John Elliott, her loving husband of 57 years, her daughter Lea (Scott), her granddaughters, Mika and Claire, her sister Sara (Buzz) and her niece Kate (Rob) and her nephew Mike (Ashleigh). Her family appreciates the peace of mind and compassion that Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation provided Ann when her illness became untreatable and unbearable. There will be no service as per her request, but if you’d like to take a moment to remember Ann: look out at a beautiful view, take a bite of dark chocolate and lift a glass of prosecco.

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Obituary of Wiebe, Edward John

Posted by on September 30, 2018

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Peacefully surrounded by loving family at Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta B.C. on Sunday, September 23, 2018, Edward John Wiebe, born September 27th 1931 at the age of 86, four days short of his 87th Birthday has passed away.

 

Ed was the dear husband (married July 5th 1953) of the late Mary (Dueck) Wiebe age 70 and daughter Ruth (Wiebe) Barnes age 62.  Loving father to Daniel and Kenneth (Robert) Wiebe (Bonnie).  Grandfather of Dayna, Brian, Ashley, Aaron, Julia, Alica, Brittany, Kody, Ashlyn and Brendyn. He greatly enjoyed and was proud of his great grandchildren Ben, Maia, Eleanor, Anneliese, Clara, Honor, Tori, Sebastian, Ryder, Scarlett, Ophelia and Aivian. Also survived by his sister, Lillian (Cornelius Guenter) and Betty (Art Steosz).  Predeceased by brother, Bob Wiebe age 54.  Also be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was a long time and faithful member of the “Gideons” and “Campus Crusade for Christ” as well as churches in Prince George BC, Edmonton and Calgary AB serving as a Deacon and committed member.

 

Ed began his working life with his industrious Father, Peter Bernard Wiebe practicing as an electrician in Manitoba, at age16 Ed was officially a journeyman electrician. After being Wed at age 21, he moved to Calgary then Dawson Creek and finally Ft. St. John at which time he acquired his pilot license.  He and his family later moved to Prince George where Ed became self employed, operating businesses in industrial electric fields such as electric motor repair and rebuilding, diesel electric units, power-line construction etc. and then branching out to Edmonton AB.  While there he also owned an agricultural equipment dealership in Killam AB and an automotive dealership in Camrose AB.

 

Ed’s generosity, gentle nature, curiosity of all and kindness will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed as a father, as a brother, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many many many others.

The Service will be held at Cedar Park Church, October 13th at 2:00pm.  5300-44th Ave, Delta BC.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Gideons International at www.Gideons.ca

 

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Obituary of Graham: Dick of Sarnia

Posted by on September 26, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family while listening to Country Music Classics at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Dick Graham, age 91 of Sarnia has passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Anna (McFarlane) Graham (1994) and Lorraine Brand (2014). Loving father of Kevin (Marilyn) and Karl (Hidemi), grandfather of Jenna, Alexander, Lindsay, Jack and Yuki. Also survived sister in-laws; Barb Graham and her husband the late Bill Graham, Theresa Graham and her husband the late Donald Graham, Ilene Graham and her husband the late Raymond Graham. Also predeceased by sisters Phyllis Roberts and her husband the late Edwin Roberts, Dorothy Turner and her husband the late Don Turner. Survived by sister in – law Berna Rouhan and her husband the late Nat Rouhan. Also will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church, Sarnia, serving his church on many committees, as an elder and as a Board member for over 65 years. Dick was an elementary school principal involved locally in the Ontario Public School Teacher’s Federation in the District as a Ministry Course Instructor, Curriculum worker, Chairman in Regional Council and was twice the President of the Elementary Principal Association for over 36 years, retiring in 1984. Dick was an avid lawn bowler and member of the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Friday, September 28th. between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be from St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St, Sarnia on Saturday, September 29th. at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Matthew Stevens officiating. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church or to the Lambton Kent Public School Board. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of Zdrill Stella

Posted by on September 10, 2018
Stella Evelyn Zdrill – passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in West Kelowna,BC. Stella had been a resident at Brookhaven for many years and the family would like to thank them immensely for their care and the love and compassion provided to the family.

Born in Allegra, Manitoba April 2, 1928 she was the youngest of 10 and the last surviving child of Antonia and Elias Rogocki. Predeceased by her husband Walter of 56 years,  whom she worked tirelessly beside on the farm and in many other jobs when they moved to Winnipeg. Stella is survived by her son Norm (Krista) and daughter Betty (Gunter), 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchil as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
Stella’s easy going nature endeared her to all who knew her. She will be missed more than mere words can say.

The date for her celebration of life will be determined later.
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Obituary of KELSEY: Thelma Elizabeth of Port Hope and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on September 5, 2018

Kelsey, Thelma Elizabeth – peacefully at Hope Street Terrace, Port Hope on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 in her 88th year.  Loving mother of June (Robert) Gibson of Hamilton Township, Stephen (Katherine) Kelsey of Burnaby, BC and David Kelsey of Langley, BC.  Cherished grandmother of Jeremy (Christina), Elizabeth (Ryan), Jason (Melissa) Bradley (Megan), Rebecca (Jeff), Nathaniel and Paul and 14 great grandchildren.  Thelma is remembered and deeply missed by her best friend Anna Breaton.  She is predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Clara Starley and by all of her siblings.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Centennial Free Methodist Church, 135 Avondale Road, Belleville on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 12:00 noon with the family receiving friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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

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Obituary of DILLON, Mary Ellen of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 4, 2018

After a beautiful and full life, and surrounded by her dear family, Mary Ellen Dillon (née Wlliams) passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born in Toronto to Audrey and C.R. “Reg” Williams. She grew up and went to school in the city, but as a child learned to appreciate camping, swimming, and canoeing with her mother in Muskoka. After heading off to Europe as a young adult to work as an au pair, Mary Ellen was proud to return to Canada and become part of the University of Toronto’s first Bachelor of Nursing class.

It was at the U of T where she met Delanty Dillon, whom she later married. “Del” remained the love of her life. Del and Mary Ellen relocated to Del’s hometown of Cobourg, where Del went on to become a beloved high school teacher and head of the physical education department at the then newly opened CDCI East. Mary Ellen and Del remained active members of their social and St. Michael’s Church communities. They not only celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2009, but also were at Maple Leaf Gardens on May 2, 1967 to witness their revered Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

For Mary Ellen, the idea of “home” was always foremost in her heart. This was evident early in her career as a public health nurse when she did house-call checkups on newborn babies and their moms, initially in Toronto neighbourhoods for newcomers to the country, then for the Health Unit in Cobourg. Not surprisingly, she always seemed most relaxed and content when she was holding a baby in her arms, whether it was a patient, her own child, or one of her nine grandchildren. Her family remained anchored at the home she and Del established by the lake in Cobourg, no matter where in the country or the world her children ventured. Family and friends and neighbours were always welcomed into their home with humour and grace, curiosity and appreciation.

Following her career as a nurse, and after raising four children, she chose to enter the world of real estate sales, and this became a true devotion and delight. Starting with Frank Real Estate, she eventually became an Agent and Broker with Royal LePage. In a career touching five decades, Mary Ellen helped countless families find their dream homes in and around Cobourg and the Northumberland Hills. Highly principled, she valued honesty, communication, and integrity more than anything else in her business. By the time she had pounded in her last SOLD sign at the age of 80, she had developed many deep and lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Mary Ellen’s pace slowed slightly in recent years after the passing of her beloved Del, and subsequently because of some health concerns. It is a great testament to her care community that Mary Ellen remained bright, happy, and content in her own home. She was forever grateful to all her friends, neighbours, and faith community for their continual support and prayers. Special thanks to PSWs from Home Instead, St. Elizabeth, and Cardinal Nannies, and to the compassionate staff at the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Left with warm feelings of deep appreciation and love are Mary Ellen’s four children: Mary Dillon (Louis Robitaille) of Lunenburg County, NS; Joe Dillon (Ruth Lillington) of Lindsay, ON; Joanne Dillon-McKay (Eric McKay) of Orléans, ON; and Michael Dillon (Moira Easton) of Shawnigan Lake, BC. Also feeling well-loved are Mary Ellen’s grandchildren: Madeleine and Marcel Robitaille; Tristan Lillington; Mark, Reta-Anne, Lauran, and Patrick McKay; and Jesanna and Séamus Dillon-Easton.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church 379 Division St, Cobourg, with interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery thereafter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, 30 King Street East. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Mary Ellen’s spirit, the family would appreciate a donation to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children ( www.sickkids.ca ), Northumberland Hills Hospital ( www.nhh.ca ), World Vision Canada ( www.worldvision.ca ), or an offering of a simple act of kindness. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of POULTON, Robert “Bob” of Surrey, BC

Posted by on September 2, 2018

May 24, 1948 – August 17, 2018

Robert “Bob” Poulton passed away at the age of 70 on August 17, 2018 in his home in Surrey, BC. He loved to tinker with electronics and build circuits, and he didn’t hesitate to take something apart to fix it or make it better in some way. He will be remembered for his dry sense of humour and witty jokes.

Left to honor and remember Bob are his two sons, Alan (Barbara) Poulton and Ron Poulton; granddaughter Katie Birch; siblings Linda (Philip) Craven, Diana (John) Taylor, and Dick (Dee) Poulton; father Joe (Kathy) Poulton; brother-in-law Lee Silljer; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob was preceded in death by his mother Mona Poulton and his sister Christina Sutherland.

A private Celebration of Life will be held in Langley, BC on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

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Obituary of Wall, Nora

Posted by on August 29, 2018

Nora Wall passed away August 19,2018 at age 97.

Nora died peacefully, with family, at Sunrise of Victoria.  Nora was born to Herbert and Martha Soulsby in Wolsingham England and grew up in Nairobi Kenya. Nora met and married Bert Wall during WW2 in Nairobi. Nora and Bert travelled the globe with the military and Nora spent her last 52 years in Chilliwack BC.

Nora is survived by her son David, 5 grand children Robert Bolstad, Jay Bolstad, Nora Steves, Steven Wall , Amy Wall and 11 great grand children.

Husband Bert passed in 1993 and daughter Jennifer Bolstad passed on August 5, 2018.

Nora’s last living request was a cold glass of wine. Cheers to a great lady.

No service by request.

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Obituary of ALBERT EDWIN SCHNELL, C.C.C., Hon. B.A.S.

Posted by on August 29, 2018

August 9, 1935 – August 23, 2018

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear husband and father, Albert Edwin Schnell, at home at the age of 83. He was a gentle and loving pillar of strength and will be missed immensely by Rosmarie, his beloved wife of 57 years, son Andre, and daughter Marion. Albert was predeceased by his loving parents Paul and Franziska Schnell. He will be missed greatly by extended family in Switzerland including his dear brothers Paul (Erika) and Hans (Liselotte), brother-in-law Eugen (Christa), and nieces Daniela (Christian), Eliane (Markus), Carole (Rolf), Viviane, and their sons and daughters.

Albert was extraordinarily caring, compassionate and generous to all. He was a man of strong faith in God and relied heavily on the Lord. Albert was an active member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto and, prior to that, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. House of Compassion of Toronto was also dear to his heart.

Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Albert followed his great passion for cooking and quickly rose to become a world-renowned chef. He was blessed with an illustrious 50-year career in the culinary field, of which the last 45 years were with Hilton International in Montreal and then Toronto. At the age of 28, he became Executive Chef at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and four years later was appointed as Corporate Executive Chef of Hilton Canada, the position he held until his retirement from Hilton Toronto in 2000.

Albert was fondly referred to as “Papa Schnell” by those who worked with him over the years. He was a mentor to many in all corners of the world and with whom he maintained and cherished close friendships. Throughout his career he always acknowledged that the many accomplishments were the result of the entire team.

Albert passionately promoted his profession and the high standards of international cuisine and received awards for his lifetime commitments towards apprenticeship training and excellence in Culinary Arts. He was a member of several organizations including the Escoffier Society of Toronto, the Canadian Culinary Federation, and the Toronto Chapter of Les Toques Blanches of which he was a founding member and the first President.

Albert had so many interests and passions in life, such as nature, the outdoors, gardening, and learning. The family will fondly remember our vacations together in Switzerland.

A Memorial Service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street, Toronto) on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations in memory of Albert may be made to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church or House of Compassion of Toronto.

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