BUTTERWORTH, Ronald of Exeter formerly of London, in his 86th year

Posted by on August 17, 2017

BUTTERWORTH, Ron – of Exeter (formerly of London) passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine (1992). Ron is survived by his children Cal Butterworth (Nikki) of Calgary and Susan Abercromby of London; grandchildren Melissa Costella (Matthew) of London and Blair Abercromby (Kristen) of Toronto; great-grandchildren Joshua, Daniel, and Chloe; and brother Bruce Butterworth of Mississauga. At Ron’s request, cremation has taken place and private burial in the Exeter Public Cemetery with Lorraine will take place at a later date. Ron’s family is very grateful for the compassionate care he received at Hillside Manor in Stratford.  If desired, memorial donations in memory of Ron to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. 

 

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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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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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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POTTINGER: Audrey of Edmonton Formerly of Jamaica

Posted by on July 27, 2017

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Audrey Pottinger
On Monday June 5 2017, Audrey went home to be with the lord.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Michelle (Gaston) her son Richard (Rachael) of England, her grandchildren Dane, Johanna, Isaac and Naomi; Her mother Adassa Pottinger of Jamaica, her 9 siblings and several nieces and nephews.
Audrey was born in St Elizabeth, Jamaica then migrated to Edmonton 34 years ago.

Memorial service will be held on Monday June 12 at 2pm at westgrove gospel chapel in Edmonton located at 10374 147 street

Donations in memory of flowers may be made to the university of Alberta hospital.

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SKOVMAND: George (Harold) of Osoyoos, BC Formerly of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, West Indies, Alberta

Posted by on July 22, 2017

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Born in Calgary, AB, March 24, 1925, Harold Skovmand passed away peacefully July 27, 2009 in Osoyoos BC in his 84th year. Survived by his wife, Marguerite Skovmand and son Eric Skovmand. From an early age Harold dedicated his life to the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and as an accomplished pilot flew many mission journeys with other Christian Missionaries planting churches in northern Canada and the West Indies and as a Professional Engineer helped design and construct church buildings as he went.

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BOCK, Carol Anne (Moxam) of Grand Bend, age 78

Posted by on July 14, 2017

BOCK:  Peacefully, at London Health Science Centre – University Hospital, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Carol Anne (Moxam) Bock of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 78.  Beloved wife of Leonard “Len” George Bock.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Alison and Glen Urquhart of London and the late Brent Bock (2001).  Cherished grandma of Matthew Urquhart and fiancé Meghan Hade of California, Megan Urquhart of Ingersoll and Griffin Bock of London.  Dear sister of Lois Rogers of Calgary and sister-in-law of Lavina Galbraith and Reta Bond both of Manitoulin Island and Arden Bock of Sudbury.  Predeceased by her parents Harry and Edna (Davison) Moxam.  At Carol’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will follow at the Grand Cove Estates Clubhouse, 70592 Bluewater Hwy., Grand Bend until 4:00 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Ontario Lung Association or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 7, 2017

WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife for 71 years to Robert G. “Bob” Wilcox.  Dearly loved mother of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Donna Steepe, Frances Murphy, Dora Steiner, and Betty Anne Chapman, and her brother, John L. Begg.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, July 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood “Lyn” Begg and the late H. F. “Nellie” (née Barrie) Begg.  Helen was a Registered Nurse, having been a 1943 graduate of the Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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BRISTOW; Ruth “Marie” (nee Sinclair) of Stayner

Posted by on June 24, 2017

Of Stayner, took God’s hand and was led to the Promised Land on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 71 ½ .  Beloved wife of Russell for over 51 years.  Loving mother of Angela, Stephen, David (Charmagne) and Sharon.  Dear Grandma of Lee, Brooke, Connor, Carlo, James and Josh.  “Nany” to Olivia Davidson.  Reunited with her cherished parents Jim and Mary Sinclair, who predeceased her over 50 years ago.  Marie will be sadly missed by many dear friends, family and foster-brother Vince (Shirley) Judge of Listowel.  Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner, where she was a “familiar face in an uncomfortable space” for almost 30 years.  Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 205 Oak Street, Stayner, where she was an organist for over 36 years.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  Marie leaves behind a legacy of love that was unconditional, a heart that was courageous and a soul that was truly inspirational.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgian Triangle Hospice for Campbell House, Collingwood.  For more information and to sign her Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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DELONG: Paul, Alan of Caglary Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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It is with profound sadness and loss that we announce the unexpected death of our nephew Paul Alan DeLong, of heart failure at age 59 in Calgary, AB on May 2nd, 2017.
He was a creative, entrepreneurial spirit dedicated to helping others and giving back to society. He gained early work experience in retail through the family business; Cavalier China and Gift Shops in Alberta. He also developed a passion and keen eye for photography which he pursued while living in Banff and Lake Louise. An avid Calgary Flames fan, he was well versed and knowledgeable about the game of hockey which he played and excelled at during his youth. When it came to politics, his wicked sense of humor was always evident whenever the topic arose. Alan, also known as Big Al was a long standing Computer Lab volunteer with The Salvation Army in Calgary and will be recalled by those whose lives he touched during his all too brief time on this earth. His gentle soul, positive nature and selflessness are remembered with love by his family and close friends.
As an expression of sympathy in memory of Paul Alan DeLong, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 420 9th Avenue SE Calgary, T2G 0R9. There will be no visitation or funeral service.

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Dodds: Ruth Eunice Grace [Wakefield] of Iona Station

Posted by on May 14, 2017

Ruth Eunice Grace (Wakefield) Dodds of Breezy Hill Cottage in Iona Station passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour on May 12, 2017 at the age of 80. Ruth battled cancer courageously for 5 years and despite complications lived each day to the fullest with her trademark smile brightening up the many visits by family and friends. Born May 13th, 1936 in Montreal to Ernest and Ruth Wakefield she was the eldest of three children. Dear sister to Winnifred (Wakefield) & Clayton House and Richard & Jan Wakefield. She exchanged wedding vows on June 22, 1957 in Montreal to her loving husband Ralph Dodds and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this summer. Ruth attended MacDonald College School for Teachers and graduated first in her class. She never lost her love of teaching. Car rides, family outings and Gramma events were always peppered with teaching moments. Leading community Bible studies was an integral part of her life and something that came naturally to her as a teacher. She was a Christ follower and lived her life intentionally and generously for her heavenly Father. She was always ready to pitch in and help with any tasks from driving grain trucks to the elevator to cooking meals for anyone in need. Ralph and Ruth moved to Thornhill, Ontario for several years in the 60’s and then in 1967 the family moved to Breezy Hill farm in Iona Station.
Ruth is survived by her husband Ralph, son-in-law Dale Fowler of Iona Station ON. Son Ken & Belinda Dodds of High River, AB; Keith & Susan Dodds of St. Thomas ON, Phil & Wendy (Dodds) Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Loving Grandmother to Chris Scheuerman of Vancouver, BC; Matt Scheuerman of Calgary, AB; Stacey (Fowler) & Bryan Adamache of Iona Station ON, Stephanie (Fowler) & Jonathan Dearing of London ON, Steve Dodds of Drayton Valley, AB; Jamie & Andrea Dodds of St. Albert, AB, Riley Dodds of Calgary, AB; Megan Dodds of Belfast, NI; Kirstie Hayhoe of Calgary, AB; Kyle Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Special Great Grandmother to Drew, Tyler and Cole Adamache; Ben Dearing and Nolan Dodds of St. Alberta, AB. Siblings Winnifred (Wakefield) House and Richard Wakefield.
Ruth is predeceased by her daughter Eunice (Dodds) Fowler (2015)
Visitation will be held at Arn Funeral Home at 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton ON, 519-762-2416 on May 16th from 6:30PM – 9:00PM. Funeral service will be held at the Shedden Keystone Complex 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden ON. Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Cowal-McBride Cemetery located at 33069 Aberdeen Line, Iona Station, ON. Reception at Shedden Keystone Complex after interment.
Donations to New Life Prison Ministries https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/850019415RR0001-new-life-prison-ministry/ or Gideons http://www.gideons.ca/donate/default.aspx
Well done good and faithful servant!
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NOEL: Matthew Gordon Alexander of Vancouver

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Matthew Gordon Alexander Noel October 2, 1982 – April 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Noel, son of Kingsley Noel (Betty) and Wendy Noel (nee Kenmuir), brother of Melissa (Jim) and Angela, grandson of Jocelyn Noel and the late Margot Kenmuir, nephew of Dyke (Wendy), Julian (Cathy), Chris, Duncan, Tim (Sandra), John (Alice) and his 9 cousins. Matt also had countless friends he kept in touch with. He was born, raised and lived his whole life in Vancouver. He went to Quilchena Elementary School, St. John’s High School, and completed his bachelor of economics at SFU in 2006. Matt become an investment advisor, working at firms including Scotia McLeod, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Macquarie Wealth and Wolverton Financial, and was successful in his career from an early age. He had recently left Wolverton to become an independent advisor, and was just getting started.

Matt was active and energetic, hiking the Grouse grind, running, and working out at the Arbutus Club (his second home). He loved going to Savary Island, Valdes Island and Whistler, where his family had cabins. Matt had a real sense of humor, energy, conviction and overall zest for life that we will forever admire and cherish. He was a beloved son and brother and a true friend to so many. We are thankful for having him in our lives, and will miss him dearly.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at the Arbutus Club on Saturday, May 6th from 2 – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital or Covenant House.

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KLEIN: Michael Thomas of Vancouver Formerly of Calgary

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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September 9, 2969 – April 24, 2017
Beloved husband and father, Michael passed away while on vacation of medical complications from an accident at the age of 49. He loved golf and skiing, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, and his one child. He was generous, supportive and always cherished the time he spent with friends and family. Professionally, he was an accomplished construction engineer/project manager, and will be irreplaceably missed by all at Dillinger Construction. A memorial gathering will be held April 30, 2017 at 1 pm at 1696 Duranleau St Granville Island in Vancouver with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in his honour – Michael would have liked that very much.

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Piper, Nadine (nee Murphy)

Posted by on May 9, 2017

Nadine Anne Piper, 48, of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Windsor, Ontario, passed away suddenly Friday, May 5th, 2017.  Born October 27th, 1968 in Windsor, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtle.  She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Michael Senior; two sons, Michael Junior (Shenene) and Trevor (Alyshia); two grandsons Benjamin and Brayden; siblings Theresa, Barbara and Jason (Erin); and several nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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FONTINE: Ron, of Edmonton

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On April 10, 2017 Ron aged 73 passed away peacefully after battling cancer. He is survived by his sons Dean and James, special friends Linda and her family and Gord Coolidge, his brothers and sisters Mona (Harvey), Reg (Janis), Joan (Jim), Eugene, Raymond (Sherry), Gordon, Stuart (Doreen), Darlene (Barry) and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Laurier and Mildred, his sisters Rena and Marlene. Inurnment and prayers will take place at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery 14611 Mark Messier Trail with lunch to follow at North Pointe Church at 14025 167 Ave. use the south parking lot.

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HASSON: Agnes “Army”

Posted by on April 16, 2017

HASSON, Agnes Agatha “Army” – Age 91 of North Lambton Lodge, Forest passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at North Lambton Lodge, Forest. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lyle H. Hasson (2010). Survived by daughter Diane (Raymond) McLain of Lexington, Kentucky, son Ray Melton of Alvinston, step-daughter Linda (Hugh) McLachlan of Oil Springs, Lisa (Tim) Hedges of Harrow, Dianne Hasson Turner of Calgary. Dear grandmother of
Nadine Powers, (Partner Nani Agbeli), Stephanie (Dan) Thompson, Shawn (Christine) McLachlan, Scott McLachlan, Stacey (Tom) Alderman and 8 great-grandchildren. Step-grandmother of Braidie and Jamie Hedges. Survived by 8 sisters; Gertrude Edwards, Eleanora Grey, Doris Cairns, Martha Waldner, Lillian Naftel, Carole Mathers, Janet Jackson, Shirley Newransky and brother Harry Armbruster. Predeceased by brother Sieghard Armbruster (1997), sister Alice Blair (2015), baby sister Ruth, son-in-law Ron Powers and her parents John and Magdelena Armbruster. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Army was born in Fairy Hill, Saskatchewan, trained as a Registered Nurse in Sarnia, employed by Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia for 40 years. Army was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sarnia.
Friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 to 9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (ceehf.ca), Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Fund or Diabetes Canada.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193

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VOISIN, Harold I., of Teeswater

Posted by on April 6, 2017

Harold Irvin Voisin of Teeswater, passed away with family by his side, at Wingham & District Hospital, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, in his 69th year.

Beloved husband of Joan Voisin (Campbell) (née Radcliffe) of Teeswater.

Missed by his siblings Shirley Hehn (Jim) of St. Clements, Ruby Kee (Ken) of Oshawa, Liz MacKeand (Verdun Huber) of Walkerton, Joan Hodgins (Wayne) of Walkerton, Harvey Voisin (Ann) of Walkerton, Lynda Hodgins (Brian) of Calgary, Audrey Beninger (Clarence) of Teeswater and Donna Zettler (Rick) of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by Joan’s son Chris Fournier (Lisa) of Burlington and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, August and Helen (Strauss) Voisin, brother Roy Voisin, brother-in-law Don MacKeand and nephew Brad MacKeand.

A private family service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Final resting place Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Formosa.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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QUINLAN: Wilma of Strathroy

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Wilma Quinlan (nee Tyssen)

Surrounded by the love of family, Wilma passed away on March 24, 2017. She was born in Neerkant, Netherlands and, after living through World War II, she and her family immigrated to Canada in 1950. She graduated from business college and after moving to Strathroy began working as a legal secretary, where she met her first husband, Arthur Quinlan. Together they had four children: Elizabeth (Dan Dooley), Arthur (Charlene Quinlan), Patricia (Pat Fehr) and Caroline (Allan Norman). Arthur predeceased her in 1978, and in 1991 she married Bud Lennox, who predeceased her in 2001.

She also leaves behind eight grandchildren: Alana Stickland (husband Scott), Caroline Dooley (fiancé Adeel Ahsan), Greg Quinlan, Tim Dooley, Steven Norman, Micah Fehr, Allison Norman and Sarah Fehr, along with one great-grandson, Gregory Stickland. Survived by her sister Helena van der Burg and brother Hubert (Mimi) Tyssen.

She is predeceased by her parents Eimericus and Anna Maria Tyssen, her sister Mia and her brothers Henk, John and Pierre Tyssen.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Monday, March 27th, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Lung Association may be forwarded through Denning’s of Strathroy.

Wilma will in our hearts be “Forever 39”.

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McLEOD: Mrs. Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

McLEOD, Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, passed away at Middlesex Terrace, R.R.1, Delaware on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in her 93rd year.  She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late C. Ross McLeod (2008).  Dear aunt of Pat Collins (Joanne) of Okotoks, AB, Lee Ann Jennings (Wesley) of Brampton, Michael Zavitz (Christine) of Glencoe, Pat Zavitz (Kathy) of Melbourne, and Keith Zavitz (Annette) of Strathroy.  Also fondly remembered by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  Betty was the sister of the late Virginia MacLauchlan, late Marjorie Collins, and the late Paul Cain.  Born in St. Thomas, April 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (nee Singer) Cain.  Betty was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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DIXON: Susan Elizabeth of Calgary

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Susan Elizabeth Dixon suddenly left us on Feb. 18, 2017. She was a breast cancer survivor.

Susan was born Nov. 15, 1956, in Edmonton, Alberta. She dedicated her life as a senior production accountant for oil and gas industries for many decades. She was also passionate for saving animals and adopted many cats and dogs from the SPCA and Humane Society. She had a love for “purple” and it was her signature colour.
Her friends always recognized her fashion sense and it left a huge impression on people.

She is survived by her older brother Joseph Whelan, younger brother Robert Bruce and his wife Junko.

She is preceded in death by parents, Keith and Delores Bruce of Calgary, Alberta.

Private memorial service was held for Susan on Feb 28, 2017.

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PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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March 19, 1944 – February 23, 2017

Dale passed into the eternal arms of our Lord, surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by, his wife Judy, daughters: Tana (Wayne), Shari (Chuck), Richelle (Dwayne), Wacey (Jason); and his son Kelly (Brittany); grandchildren: Mitchell, Casey, Jamie, Madeline, Jessica, Lynnaya, C’ara, Danziah, and Alexis; his brother Howard (Louise), and sister Valerie (George), as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Dale’s life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm; at Sherwood Park United Church, 20 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice or St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 A Raven Drive, Sherwood Park, T8A 0C3.

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TEDFORD: Allan Richard of Actionolite

Posted by on March 1, 2017

TEDFORD, Allan Richard – of Actinolite, entered into rest at his residence on Monday evening, February 27th, 2017, in his 49th year.  Predeceased by his parents Rodger & Marilyn (nee Gimblett) Tedford. Beloved husband of Rachel Nellie (nee Foley).  Dear brother to Virginia (Robert) Okum of Chantry, Garth (Candy) Tedford of Calgary, Cathy (Mike) DeGrace of Kingston, Karen (Paul) Robinson and John (Wanda) Tedford both of Quinte West.  Allan is also remembered by his mother and father-in-law, Agrid Foley, Robert Foley, by his brother-in-law, John Foley as well as by many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held at Parkdale Baptist Church,  514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Gleaners Food Bank would be appreciated.

    Allan will be sadly missed by his wife and family.

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BRINTNELL: Mary of Lucan, formerly of Granton

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully, with family by her side at LHSC – University Hospital, London on Sunday, February 26, 2017 of Lucan and formerly of Granton in her 79th year.   Beloved wife of the late J. Russell Brintnell (2012). Dear mother of Jim and Julia Brintnell of Exeter, Ron and Leanne Brintnell of Calgary, Rob and Sandi Brintnell of Brinsley, and Dan and Deb Brintnell of Oakville. Dear grandmother of Ryan, Lee and Amber, Jordan and Jesse, and Chelsea; Troy, Jared and Erin; Robyn and Jeff, and Tyler and Sarah Jo; Thomas, Steven, Michael and Abby; and great-grandmother of Bentley and Brighton.  Dear sister-in-law of Helen Ryan of Crediton, Ron Rose of Mitchell, Bev and Marg Brintnell of Exeter, and Margaret Curtis of London. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Jack and Alma (Dietrich) Ryan, sister Clara and her husband James Ducharme, brother Bud Ryan, sister Shirley Rose, and brother-in-law Len Curtis.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  CWL prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:45 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Thursday, March 2nd at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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KENNY, Christina Victoria of Calgary

Posted by on February 3, 2017

KENNY, Christina Victoria, passed away of viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Clare and Stirling Kenny, twin sister of Mark Kenny (wife Jennifer) and aunt of Lauren Lee Kenny, all of Guelph, sister of Brent Kenny (wife Danielle) and aunt of Grace Katharine Kenny, all of Toronto.  She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Katie) Kenny.  Vikki attended Avon Public School and Stratford Central.  She always had wonderful memories of growing up in Stratford and spending every summer at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, where, for many years she enjoyed working at J Dee’s Summerhouse.  After high school she spent two years as an au pair living in Oldenburg, Germany, followed by a year in Paris.

After graduating from college, she served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, for ten years at CFB Borden near Barrie, then three years in Edmonton in the Military Police. In 2013 she transferred from the Regular Forces to the Reserve Force.  She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society.

She missed Ontario and wanted to move back to be closer to family and friends. Vikki was to arrive shortly to be Godmother for her new niece, Grace Katharine Kenny.

Vikki had the most amazing blue eyes and always lit up every room with that wonderful smile. She loved animals and walked dogs for the Humane Society and always had a cat for a companion.  She will be sorely missed by her many friends here in Ontario and in Edmonton and Calgary.

Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, Ontario.  A celebration of Vikki’s life will take place at a later date in the summer, at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, at which time her ashes will be committed to the family garden alongside those of her sister Katie.

Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, Ontario assisted with arrangements.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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