Obituary of Leggo: Mildred of Edmonton Formerly of Penticton

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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Mrs. Mildred Anne “Millie” Leggo (nee Edmonds) passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on October 4, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 95.
Millie is survived by her son, Douglas Leggo (Brenda), Edmonton; grandchildren, Christy, Shanon, Shane, Thomas, Jesse & Michelle Leggo; great-grandchildren, Keiran, Cowen, Noah, Adelaide & Bastian; and sister, Doris McKinley, Nanaimo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sydney Leggo; son, Robert Charles Leggo; and brother, Frank Jefferies.
Millie was born on March 30, 1922 in Edmonton, Alberta to Thomas & Nora Edmonds. She married Donald Leggo in 1948. The couple welcomed their first child in 1950 and their second child in 1953. Her son remembers her as an extremely patient mother, both with her children and her husband, and she encouraged her sons to pursue their goals.
Millie loved travelling and she was passionate about her family and always remained very close to her sister and brother. She was an active and dedicated member of the community and could often be found playing crib with her friends.
A funeral is scheduled for April 6, 2018 1:30pm at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Lloyd Brown will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Millie’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Miller Crossing Care Centre, 14251 50 St NW, Edmonton AB T5A 5J4. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Miller Crossing Care Centre for their kindness.

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Obituary of Skoronski: Mike of Penticton

Posted by on March 28, 2018

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Mike Skoronski
The family of Mike Skoronski wish to announce his
passing January 5, 2018 at the age of 99 years old.
Mike passed in Penticton BC while surrounded by his
wife Ivy, son Bob and daughter in law Lynda.
Mike is survived by his wife Ivy of 47 years, three sons
Gerald (Ruth) Allan, Bob (Lynda) 10 grandchildren, 6
great grandchildren and was predeceased by his first
wife Ann.
Mike was born in Hazel Dell Saskatchewan, June 25,
1918. He moved to the Flin Flon –Creighton area in
the late forties to open a business with his brother
Andy, then to Wanless, MB in the early 60’s to open
and operate his family business with his sons. Mike
and Ivy retired to Saskatoon in 1985. In 1998, they
moved to Penticton BC to enjoy their retirement.
Mike had a long and eventful life. He was fortunate to
have been able to enjoy time with his children grand
and great grandchildren.
The family of Mike would like to express their
gratitude to the staff at the Moog and Friends hospice
in Penticton BC. The compassion you showed not only
Mike but the family during such a difficult time was
greatly appreciated.

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Obituary of ZINGER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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Obituary of ZINER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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Obituary of LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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

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Obituary of MATWYUK, Kenneth of Belleville

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Matwyuk, Kenneth – peacefully at his residence, with family at his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in his 69th year.  Son of the late John and Frances Matwyuk.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Tripp) of Belleville.  Loving father of Peter (Ashley) of Stirling and Proud grandfather of Lillianne. Dear brother of Marie Cole of Lower Sackville, NS, Michael (Deborah) Matwyuk of Prince George, BC and Janine (Blaine) Brethour of Penticton, BC.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Ken was a Trustee of Genoa Assembly #0863 and a former Treasurer of Archbishop Wilhelm Council #1008 of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid outdoorsman, an active member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading prayers at 5:30 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment of the urn at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of BEALLE (Wilson Ramgren): Hilda, Kathleen (Kathy) of West Kelowna, BC Formerly of Lumby BC, Coquitlam BC, Vernon BC, Keremeos BC

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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BEALLE, Hilda Kathleen ‘Kathy’ (Wilson, Ramgren) passed away on January 8, 2017 at 72 years of age.

Born in Coronation, Alberta on June 27, 1944, Kathy moved to the Okanagan, settling in Lumby B.C. at a young age. The oldest of 11 Wilson children, she is survived by brothers Ken, Dennis, Don, Doug, Terry, sister/best friend Karen.

Kathy was predeceased by her parents Roy and Esther Wilson, brothers Rick, Tim, Robert, and Ron and her son, Robbie.

Married in 1966 to Craig Ramgren (d.1974) with whom she had three children, Trent (Rena, Jessica), Fred (Theresa) and her daughter, Trenna. Trenna took charge of Kathy’s cargiving during her illness, ensuring she was comfortable and cared for during her final days.

She married a second time in 1981 to Ed Bealle, and had her youngest son, Kerby (Lindsay). Kathy’s family grew to welcome her 14 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, who all were her pride and joy. She leaves numerous neices, nephews, aunts, uncles, countless family and friends.

Kathy lived in Coquitlam, and thru the Okanagan, including Vernon, Keremeos, and Kelowna. She spent her working career in the service industry, working in resaurants, hotels and casinos. Known for her hard work, and genuineness Kathy was beloved by her co-workers and customers thru her various careers.

As the eldest of 10 siblings, she was born into a matriarchal and leadership role. Kathy carried that role with pride thru her life. Whether it was with her own 5 children, any family member, friend in need, or with her over 20 years of membership with GA. Like Johnny Cash, she always cheered and stood up for the underdog.

Kathy leaves behind collections of Kris Krisofferson records, wind chimes, mystery novels, GA chips, and family/friends who will be forever grateful for the strength, independence, love and spirituality that she shared.

Special thank you to the nursing and care staff at Interior Health who provided superb support and care for Kathy, ensuring her comfort in her home was maintained.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Red Cross.

A Celebration of life will be held for Kathy on January 29, 2017 at 1pm
Okanagan Landing Community Hall, located in Paddlewheel Park
7813 Okanagan Landing Road, Vernon, BC.

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Obituary of NORD: Maurie Albin Alexander of Vanderhoof, BC Formerly of Trail, Penticton, Surrey, Hammond, New Westminster

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Maurie Albin Alexander Nord, well finished his race here on earth and went to receive his reward from the Father in heaven June 7, 2016, just 5 days before his 66th birthday, in Vanderhoof BC.

Maurie was born in the ‘Home of Champions’, Trail BC on June 12, 1950 to his parents, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Gustaf Peter Nord and Audry Alma Wilson. He is a descendant of Johan Johansson Nord (1795) of Norsjo, Sweden. Johan’s great grandson, Gustaf Albin Nord, born 1892, immigrated to Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada, in 1911, where Maurie’s father, Alexander (Sandy) Nord, was born in 1917. Later, Maurie found out through genealogical research that he was the sixth generation first born son of the Johan Johansson Nord line which he was very proud of.
Maurie’s passion for music began in ‘earnest’ when he quietly and secretly tried strumming his step-father’s 1946 Martin guitar at the age of 11. Later, at Maurie’s request, his stepfather, Ernest Franklin McQuary, taught him three chords on this 1946 Martin guitar and insisted that he learn them fluently before proceeding to anything more. This, Maurie eagerly did in the privacy of his bedroom, and much to the relief of listeners. At a young age, Maurie began to experiment with writing poetry, but was determined to be a guitar player and STRONGLY declined to sing. However, involvement in church ministry led him to sing “loud” for “old folks” at retirement homes, and this was due to the STRONG prompting of Rev Art Zapparozan, pastor of the Trail Pentecostal Church. Maurie was raised with the musical influences of his stepfather: Hank Snow, Jimmy Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins and Jim Reeves. He soon added to those artists: Chet Atkins, Brian Wilson, The Stamps Quartet, Elvis, Carlos Montoya, Barbershop Quartets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Steve Earle and Bob Dylan to mention a few.

In time, Maurie taught himself country, classical and blues guitar, rhythm style piano, accordion, blues harp, five string and tenor banjo. In 1987, he submitted a demo tape to Comstock Records of Shawnee, Kansas and found to his surprise, that they liked his songs. It was at this time that Maurie sang in a duo act called “Moe and the Catfish”, where he discovered that he had a talent for entertaining in comedy as well as song. This he did in the pubs, restaurants, golf courses and ski hills of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. In July of 1999, Comstock’s Patty Parker produced Maurie’s two songs: “Redneck Feelin’ Blue”, and “Wanderin’ Kind”. This was done in Chelsea Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.

At age 21, Maurie trained under Kent Bastien as a barber in Vancouver BC and supported himself at various stages throughout his life in this trade. In addition to his barbering and music skills, Maurie earned a Bachelor degree in Theology at Western Pentecostal Bible College in Clayburn BC. In Bible College he was trained in voice, music theory and had experiences in writing, arranging and performing in choirs (WPBC’s Harmonaires), mixed and male quartets. He was ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada in Quebec where he did Home Missions for three years with his wife Ruth Buchner. This is where his eldest daughter, Rachelle, was born in 1981. Maurie became fluent in French during his ministry and it never left him as he took any opportunity to speak with French speakers everywhere he met them. On his return home to BC, Maurie became assistant pastor under Eugene Kraft at Cannaught Heights church in New Westminster. During this time his son Justin was born in 1983. When Eugene moved on from Cannaught Heights Maurie moved on as well and became an itinerant Evangelist traveling BC and the states of Washington and Oregon. He was used powerfully in the many churches he ministered at, however, it was very difficult to raise a family in this type of ministry. Maurie decided he needed a different career so he sadly gave up his evangelistic ministry which broke his heart. He then decided to train for a career in Life insurance with Empire life while the family lived in Surrey. Robynn was born there in 1986.

Maurie married second, his wife Darcy Austin, in 1990 in Penticton where he opened his barber shop, ‘Happy Days Hair’. Maurie and Darcy bought a house in Naramata where they lived for eight years and had many wonderful times together with the children. In 2001 Maurie and Darcy left for Korea to pursue a career in teaching English. They spent 10 years altogether in Korea and grew to love this country as their own. Together they attended a Korean language course and with his gift with languages Maurie enjoyed speaking Korean very much. Maurie loved Korea so much with the upbeat Asian culture, as well as, the Korean people sharing similar loves to him: music, soju and humour. They say Koreans are the ‘Irish of the Orient’. Maurie and Darcy were also fortunate to have traveled in: Sweden to visit his family and roots there; Switzerland to visit Darcy’s brother, Todd and family; Malaga, Spain to learn Spanish; France and Britain where more ancestral roots are and Italy.
Maurie had many other hobbies besides music and languages: fishing, history and genealogy, making knives, building boats and even long boards. He loved skateboarding and in fact said that for his birthday this year he wanted a long board. Always a kid at heart, he’s probably riding a long board in heaven right now!

His greatest love though was preaching and sharing the gospel of God. He always said ‘I’m not ashamed of the gospel’ for he knew it was the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, for ‘the righteous shall live by faith’ (Romans 1: 16, 17). He never stopped sharing what God did for him since the day He touched him at the early age of 11 at the Full Gospel church in Fruitvale while attending with his grandparents, Ross and Eleanor Wilson. Maurie persevered through many difficult trials and sufferings and prefaces his autobiography, ‘Tried by Fire’, with 1 Peter 1: 7, ‘These trials have come, so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though tested (or tried) by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed’. No wonder Maurie was born in a town with the moto: Home of Champions and with a town seal: ‘Gold must be tried by fire’. It is also appropriate that he should depart this world in Vanderhoof as this is where the only funeral home in the province is named ‘Grace’ memorial. Grace was one of Maurie’s favorite words because he knew how very much God’s grace in his life made him the champion he is.

He leaves behind those who rejoice in his reward: his best friend Darcy; children: daughter, Rachelle (Mihai) of Belleville Ontario; son, Justin (Amanda) of Vernon, BC; daughter, Robynn of Italy; his sisters: Vivien Moores (Bud) of Trail BC, Sherry Kowalchuk (Robert) of Kaleden BC, Pamela Nord-Krueger (Randy) of Seattle WA; his brothers: Gilbert McQuary (Barbara) of Kelowna BC and Mark Nord of Castlegar BC; and his Uncle Morley Wilson (Elsie) of Ladysmith BC, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and Korean students.

Maurie, the world was not worthy of you as you wandered your meandering path here on earth. We miss you and can’t wait for the day we will be reunited with you once again. Until then, we hold you in our hearts and in our memories. You lost your life to gain it! You are a champion and we are proud to have been a part of your life here on earth. Have fun with your loved ones there and we here will be comforted by the thought that you have joined that great cloud of witnesses who cheer us on as we throw off every hindrance and sin that so easily entangles us in order to persevere in the race marked out for each of us until we meet again (Hebrews 11,12)

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Obituary of MACDONALD: Terrance John of Keremeos, BC Formerly of Britannia Beach, BC

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4The Sailor’s delight sun went down on the life of Terrance “T-Mac” MacDonald on Friday June 3/2016. He is predeceased by his father John Brown, his mother Norma Alberta and his brother Guy. He is survived by his first mate and love of his life Mona, brother Leroy (Bev), sister Vivian (Martin), son Darren (Shannon), daughter Rae (Hooman), son Neil (Monica), daughter Natalie (Josh), grandkids; Sebastian, Danielle, Teya, Keanna, Karis, Rylee, Griffin and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was a larger than life man who lived for his family and the moment. He had a life full with adventure, large bellowing laughs, bear hugs, music and true love. He was an NCO in the Canadian Navy, a builder and fixer of all things, an inspirer who left his mark on every person he met. The world is less without him even though the lives of everyone he knew are richer for having him in it. We love you T-Mac, until we meet again.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of WRIGHT: Roberta of Bonnyville Alberta Formerly of Surrey

Posted by on July 11, 2016

images-4Roberta passed away June 25 after a short battle with liver problems.
She is survived by her sons, Brad Wright, Doug Wright (Kristina) Mitch Wright all of Bonnyville, and Tony Wright of Penticon. She is survived by her Brother Allan Wright of white Rock, and Sister Tish Bernemann of Fernie BC.
She also leaves her grandchildren and a neice and nefew behind. Although her life was cut short at only 54, she left her mark on all of us.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of TICHENOR: H. Duane of Valemount Formerly of Edmonton

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Dr. H. Duane Tichenor, 83, of Valemount, BC went to be with his Lord March 4, 2016 in San Luis Obispo, California due to acute congestive heart failure. Dr. Tichenor’s sister-law-law, Billie Tichenor; niece, Deborah Ramsgard and friend, Jim Stephenson were at his side.
Dr. Tichenor was born September 18,1932 in New Castle, Indiana to Conrad and Thelma (Reeves) Tichenor. After graduating from New Castle High School, he was in the United States Air Force for 4 years. Dr. Tichenor then went on to receive a B.A. from Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, IN; an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial and Vocational Education. All of his summers were spent in the Canadian Rockies as a horse wrangler.
Dr. Tichenor’s retirement years were spent in Valemount and Penticton, BC, as well as, traveling with his beloved wife, Rita. After Rita’s passing in 2011, he would spent 5 months every year with family in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.
Dr. Tichenor is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Tichenor and niece, Donna Tichenor. Dr. Tichenor is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Deanna Tichenor; nieces, Lisa Abrams and Amy Harper of New Castle, Indiana and sister-in-law, Billie (Meadows) Tichenor and niece, Deborah (Tichenor) Ramsgard of San Luis Obispo, CA … And numerous fond friends in Canada.
Dr. Tichenor will be interred with his wife in Valemount at a later date.

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Obituary of STAM, Rev.Clarence (Klaas) of Hamilton

Posted by on January 3, 2016

STAM, Rev. Clarence (Klaas)

 

Peacefully, on January 1, 2016, our beloved husband, father, and Opa was called home in his 68th year, to be with his Lord and Saviour. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Marga (nee Kraal), and his children Lawrence Stam, Richard and Tracey Stam, Alina and Michael Noot, and Anne-Marie and Rick VanIperen. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jordan, Austin, and Logan Stam; Liana, Alexa, and Jared Noot; and Megan, Kristen, Clark, Natalie, Ruth, and Ariella VanIperen. He was predeceased by his beloved son Edward Stam in 1992. Loved brother of the late Jenny and the late Gerrit VanWoudenberg, the late Ben and Ria Stam, Len and Hennie Stam, John Stam, and Bev and Bill Schouten; and brother-in-law of Jane Stam, Hilly and the late Wim Van Ingen, Egbert and the late Betty Kraal, Jaap and Grietje Kraal, Geke and Frans Tijssen, Jacomien and Henk Broer, Alet and Theo Aalbers, Eveline and Jan Neutel. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Clarence faithfully served the Canadian Reformed churches from 1972 to 2004.  Special thanks go to the doctors and nurses of Juravinski E3 for their care and compassion during his illness. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at CORNERSTONE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 353 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. Rev. John Louwerse officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Donations to Mission Brazil (Gospel Action Brazil) in support of the ongoing mission and aid project in Maceió Brazil, or to the Harvest Endowment Foundation in support of Christian education would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

? (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?

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Obituary of CARBONI: Giovanni of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of St. Catharines

Posted by on October 28, 2015

Giovanni CarboniCARBONI – Giovanni of St. Thomas and formerly St. Catharines, passed away surrounded by the love of his family, at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of Costantina Carboni (nee Polo).  Giovanni is survived by sons John (Michelle) Carboni of Penticton, B.C., and Antonello (Debbie) Carboni of St. Thomas; grandchildren Matteo, Marco, Nicolo, Emma, and Peter; brother Bruno Carboni of Alghero; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his siblings Angelo Carboni, Anna Lobrano, Paolo Carboni, and Carmelo Carboni.  He had retired from the City of St. Catharines.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm, with parish prayers at 6:30pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 9:00am.  Interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines.  If desired, donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of RENAUD, Daniel of Watford

Posted by on October 12, 2015

Daniel-Renaud-Photo0002-webRENAUD, DANIEL – “It is with very sad hearts that we announce the death of Daniel Renaud, brother of Connie, Veronica, Doug, and Bud; son of Hector and Jean; and father of Tracy and Todd. Dan died on October 5, 2015 at the age of 74. He worked for many years in banking, accounting, and ironwork, and proudly volunteered with the Masons. He was named the youngest Queen’s Scout in Canada when he was 14. Thank you to the staff at Watford Quality Care for their kind assistance to our family. No service by request. Donations to a charity of your choice. Family and friends will greatly miss Danny’s kindness, quick wit and concern for others.” Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia.

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Obituary of SCHWARTZ: Alvin of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Alvin Schwartz 2Alvin Alexander Schwartz of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township, slipped away quietly, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the late Hazel Georgina (Wells, Grein). Loving father of Wayne (Vida) of Waterloo, Katie (Randy) Brooks of Okanagan Centre, B.C., and father-in-law of Bev Gallinger of Chesley. Alvin will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Wanda (Terry) Luke of Ariss, Rob Gallinger of Allan Park, Renee (Andrew) Kent of Hamilton, Mia Brooks (Zev Tiefenbach) of Salmon Arm B.C. and Carly (Shayne) Brandel of Nelson, B.C. Grieving Alvin’s loss will be his nine great-grandchildren, brother Allan (Betty) Schwartz of Chesley as well as his nieces, nephews and their families.

Alvin was predeceased by his daughter Lorraine Gallinger, parents Alexander and Minnie (Sulkye) Schwartz and sisters Lyla Schwartz and Marjorie (Ian) McKinnon.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Alvin’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of HANCOCK: William L. of Markdale

Posted by on March 20, 2015

Hancock,WilliamHANCOCK, Bill – Peacefully, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, William (‘Bill’) Lloyd Hancock in his 90th year. Dearly loved spouse of Anne Wetheral. Loving father of Lynnie Hancock (Larry Roberson) of Florida. Bill will also be missed by his brother, Jack, and his family of Penticton, BC.

Bill and his brother operated a fishing and hunting camp near Powassan, ON. Later, Bill worked as a financial advisor in Toronto. In the 1970’s Bill moved to Beaver Valley where he built a home on a wooded acreage that he and Anne have continued to enjoy. Bill loved the outdoors in all seasons – hunting, fishing, canoeing, skiing or enjoying the Rocky Saugeen River on his property – and working with his hands through woodcarving. He was an original member of Beaver Valley Ski Club and a member of Markdale Golf and Curling Club where he enjoyed curling and golfing as well as being an avid tennis player and instructor at the Club. Bill will be remembered by many whose lives he touched.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date. In remembrance of Bill, memorial donations to Camp Quality, a summer camp for children with cancer, or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated and may be made through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/. Condolences for his family may be arranged through May Funeral Home, 63 Main Street East, Markdale, ON, N0C 1H0 519-986-3310.

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Obituary of MACAULAY: “Buddy” of Dobbinton

Posted by on December 24, 2014

McCauley 2Godfrey “Buddy” Thomas MacAulay passed away peacefully at his home in Dobbinton on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 76.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Marlyn (Bimm), five sons Barry (Terri) of Owen Sound, Terry of London, Trent of London, Trevor (Penny) and Derek (Ann), all of Owen Sound. Buddy or Poppa as he was known will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marie (Russ) Eveleigh of Chilliwack, B.C and brother-in-law Mervyn Bimm of Pembroke. Bud will be fondly remembered by his many neighbours and friends, especially Don and Beth Slumskie. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Katherine MacAulay.

Bud wished to be cremated, and a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the family residence. Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of DUNCAN, Josephine (née Welsh) of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

DUNCAN, JosephineIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Chelmsford on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Cecil Duncan. Daughter of the late Milton Frederick Welsh and late Mildred Maude Horn. Loving mother of Tara Nadine Duncan and Tyson Cade Duncan (Michelle). Cherished grandmother of Alexandra-Emily and Jamie-Olivia. Dear sister of George Welsh (Pat) of London, ON and Wendy Welsh of Penticton, B.C. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and spending time with her family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R.15, Chelmsford on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014   from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., as well as on Tuesday, after 12 noon. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Cooperative Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in Josephine’s memory to the Larchwood United Church or St-Gabriel’s Villa.

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Obituary of GALLINGER: Lorraine of Chesley

Posted by on October 22, 2014

20141022144500_00001ALorraine Gallinger of Chesley, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Tuesday October 21, 2014 in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Bev. Loving mother of Rob Gallinger of Allan Park and Renee (Andrew) Kent of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Gary Kent.

Lorraine also leaves to mourn her father Alvin Schwartz of Chesley, sister Kathleen (Randy) Brookes of Okanagan Centre B.C., and her brother Wayne (Vida) Schwartz of Waterloo.  She will be remembered by the Gallinger families, Larry (Helen) of R.R.#1 Beachville, Ron (Bonnie) of Chesley and Jeffrey (Chris) of Mission, B. C.. Predeceased by her mother Hazel (Wells) Schwartz.

As per Lorraine’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Rhody Family Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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Obituary of Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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Obituary of GRONIGER: Leigh Dorothy of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Suddenly, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Leigh Dorothy Groniger (Goodwin) of Rodney at the age of 46.  Loving wife and mother of Joe and Lyle, daughter of Pam and Charlie Goodwin of Vancouver, B.C., daughter in law of Martha Groniger (Herman 2012) of West Lorne, sister in law of Henry (Cindy) and Ed Groniger and aunt of Leaha Groniger.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com.  519 785-0810.  Posted at Canadaobits.ca

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Obituary of Lindsay: Rose of Sarnia

Posted by on November 30, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, November 30, 2013, ROSE ELLEN LINDSAY (nee Eheler), age 95 of Sarnia passed away. Beloved wife of the late Orville Richard Wesley Lindsay (1960).Dear mother of Wilbert Norman Lindsay and his wife Mona of Sarnia and David Graham Lindsay and his wife Donna of British Columbia.Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Darrin, Kevin and Rhonda and great grandmother of Lily and Maia. Rose was a longtime employee of the Sarnia Jail where she worked as a Matron. The family would like to thank the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home and Vision Rest Home for the excellent care Mom received. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Arthritis Society or to New Horizons Community Church would be appreciated by the family.

The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

 Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net

 

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Obituary of WINTERS; Rae Eldon of Maxwell – resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on October 23, 2013

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Winters; Rae Eldon

Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on October 22, 2013 formerly of Maxwell in his 79th year. Loving son of the late Clarence and Marjorie Winters. Dear brother of Delbert(Ruthe) Winters of Maxwell. Loved and remembered as uncle to Susan(Gordon) Johnston of Flesherton and Wayne(Susan) Winters of Maxwell. Sadly missed as great uncle to Jeremiah, Jonah Johnston and Laura Winters. After a lifetime of farming Rae moved on to working with South East Grey Support Services and Markdale Home Hardware. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service from Markdale Baptist Church, 144 Lorne Street, on Friday at 11am. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Maxwell Community Centre would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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