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.

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BAGNELL: Brian Leslie of Eckville, AB

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Brian Leslie Bagnell of Eckville, AB passed away in Rimbey Hospital due to complications from a stroke on January 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years. Brian is survived by his daughter Melissa (Jeremy) Byram, son Ryan (Kathy) Bagnell and grandchildren Chaylyn & Colby Byram and Dylan & Ciara Bagnell. He is also survived by his brothers Gary, Jim, and Doug (Liz), numerous nieces and nephews, and long-time friend Michelle Weir and her son Nathan. Brian was predeceased by his parents Mervin Bagnell in 2011 and Hazel Bagnell in 1997.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a memorial service to be held at the Eckville Legion in Eckville, AB at 11 o’clock AM on Friday January 27th, 2017.

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Smith, Lawrence “Larry” of Petrolia

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2017, LAWRENCE “LARRY” JOHN SMITH of Petrolia, died at the age of 65.  Beloved husband to Alma Smith (nee VanGrimberghe) for 40 years.  Loving dad to Julie (Scott) Lylander and Michael Smith.  Proud grandpa to Jayden and Darren.  Loved uncle to Gary and Susanne.  Larry was a loving friend to Jeff and Jen Armstrong and Jerry and Marsha Dupuis.  The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel, Dr. Combeen, and Dr. Yoshida for their excellent and compassionate care and the VHA team for their excellent homecare.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Jay Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place.  A private graveside service will take place at Warwick Community Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at

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CAMPBELL; David Carey of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 5, 2017

CAMPBELL, David Carey

Passed away peacefully in his 62nd year in his home in Markdale on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Bond). Loving father of Emily Louise. Loved and remembered by his grandbunny Thumper. Survived by his Mother Pearl Campbell – Hopkins (Norman), Mother-in-law Claire Bond, Sister Stephanie Hill (Michael), Brother Brent Campbell, Step-sister Cathy Quinlan (Brian), Step-brother John Hopkins, Brother-in-law Gregory Bond (Sharon), and Brother-in-law Jeffery Bond (Wanda). He will also be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ross Campbell, father-in-law Gordon Bond, and Stepbrother Bill Hopkins (Barbara).

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (271 Main St E, Dundalk) on Monday at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to the Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario, Rabbit Rescue Inc. or a charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences available at

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PEEBLES, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) of Welland, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92

Posted by on December 30, 2016

PEEBLES: Peacefully, into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, at Welland County Hospital, Welland on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Doris Alvina (Stockdale) Peebles, formerly of the Exeter area, age 92. Beloved wife of the late Rev. Wm. Robert “Bob” Peebles (2010). Loved mother of Kenneth (Amandah) Peebles of Airdrie, Alberta, Paul (Dawn) Peebles of Welland and Carol Peebles of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Kenneth Jr. (Dayna) Peebles, Marnie (Aaron MacNabb), Taylor, Kurtis, Ian and Mitchell. Cherished great-grandmother of Lulu amd Grayburn MacNabb and Lucy Peebles.  Sister to Marilyn (Ernie Raffin) of Peterborough and sister-in-law of Joanne Stockdale of Peterborough.  Predeceased by her parents R. Norman and Harriet (Harrison) Stockdale, brothers Earle (Ferne) Stockdale, Gordon Stockdale, Clinton (Dawn) Stockdale, sisters-in-law Catherine and Margaret Peebles, brother-in-law James Peebles. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Wednesday, January 4, 2017, commencing at 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment Exeter Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at

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TAYLOR: Harry Lawrence of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2016

February 27, 1929 – December 9, 2016

Harry passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016 at the age of 87 in Cobourg, Ontario.

He was brother of Walter and the younger son of Harry & Grace Taylor who raised both their sons in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario.

Harry attended Michigan Tech on a hockey scholarship where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology He then completed a Masters of Science/Geology at the University of Minnesota. It was this education that brought him to the West where he enjoyed a long and very successful career as a geologist in the Alberta oil patch.

Harry was a very fortunate man who had two wonderful loves in his life, who coincidently were both raised on Winnipeg Ave. in Port Arthur. He was married to June (Cuff) for 50 years and they raised three children in Calgary – Becky (Howard), Kirk (Alana) and Scott (JingJing). Harry & June’s life together was about love, family and friends. He was incredibly proud of his kids and they all thought he was the “best”.

After June’s death, on a trip around Cape Horn, Harry met his second Thunder Bay love and future wife Carol Hanley. They settled in Cobourg and had ten wonderful years enjoying their families together and travel, including eight maravilloso winter sojourns in Mexico where Harry perfected the art of margaritas.

Harry was the beloved Grandpa to Taylor, Danielle, David, Kaitlin, Erica, Ryan, London and Asia.

Harry was also much loved by Carol’s family, fondly known as Grandpa Harry by all, including Katie (Peter), Tom and Susan and grandchildren Luke, Jack and Ellery.

Harry was an accomplished athlete, a lifelong hockey goalie, from a stint with the Toronto Marlies to oldtimers hockey until age 77. A hockey coach, hiker and always a swimmer no matter how cold the water. Golf was something he took up in retirement and enjoyed the comradery of golf with friends and the challenge of the game.

Harry will be sorely missed by so many; his warm smile, the lovely twinkle in his eye and his generous forgiving nature. He was an authentic gentleman with a positive outlook who saw only the good in others, making him a tremendous role model.

A Celebration of Harry’s Life will be held on December 20th at the Dalewood Golf Club at 7465 Dale Rd., Port Hope, Ontario at 11:30 am.

Condolences may be forwarded to and memorial donations can be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation– thank you to the staff for their wonderful care.

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ANGOVE, Emily of Sarnia

Posted by on December 2, 2016

angove-webANGOVE, EMILY – At Vision Nursing Home with her family by her side on Thursday, December 1, 2016, Emily Anne (Emon) Angove, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of William “Bill” Angove and loving mother of Bill (Cheryl), Bob (Sheilla) and Bryan (Jill), Grandma of Brad, Steven, Davis, Brant, Blake and Hadley. She is survived by sisters Helen Ballantyne, Nelle (Jim) and her brother Dr. Joe Emon (Joan). Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her sister Rose Emon. Emily was the proprietor of Emily’s Ladies Wear on Mitton St for over 45 years and was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling, often with family and friends. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial celebration of life Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am. A private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Emily made to Vision Nursing Home or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

 “The family wishes to extend their thanks to Vision Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Emily.”


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GIBSON, Shirley of Sarnia

Posted by on November 21, 2016

gibson-webGIBSON, SHIRLEY – As the result of an automobile accident on Saturday, November 19, 2016 it is with sadness the family announces the death of Shirley Anne (Strangway) Gibson, age 79 of Sarnia. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Ann (Gibb) Strangway and is survived by her sons Douglas of Sarnia and David of Cardston, AB., her grandchildren Julie Inderbitzin (Roman) of Williamsburg, Kyle Maness (Lacy) of Corunna, Katie Gibson of Grand Prairie, AB. and Blake Gibson of Sarnia, several great-grandchildren: Vienna, Lucas, Olivia Inderbitzin and Roslyn Maness. She was also survived by brothers Donald Strangway of Corunna, Ronald Strangway (Bonnie) of Oil Springs. She was a lifelong friend of Donna and Kelly Thompson and a loving aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Richard (July 31st, 2015), sisters Jaqueline (Ike) Hill and Mary Margaret Wilkinson (Duncan). Shirley graduated in 1957 from the Sarnia General Hospital School of Nursing and retired from there as a Registered Nurse after 42 years of service. She was a long time member of Laurel Lea/ St. Matthews Presbyterian Church. Shirley cherished her time with family and friends, visiting, traveling, organizing family events and spending time with them. She enjoyed morning aquatics, Tuesday dominos with the ladies, Thursday night dinner and cards at the Point Edward Service Club and nursing alumni events. Cremation will take place and interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends are welcomed to visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, November 24th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through


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Sanders: Cyril William of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2016

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Sanders: Michelle Ginette of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2016

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McCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 9, 2016

mcclure-joan-croppedMcCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away at the Chateau Gardens, Parkhill. Joan was the daughter of Jack Donnelly and Belva Topping.  She was predeceased by her husbands Sandy Auchterlonie (1953) and Gerald Stone (1998), she is survived by her husband David McClure.  Joan was predeceased by her son Gary (2013) and is survived by 3 daughters Jennifer Kennedy (Larry), Catherine Stone, Deborah Stone and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stone.  Joan is remembered by her grandchildren Cassandra Gilbert (Jason), Adam Kennedy (Kandy), Christie Kennedy (Roger Beaumier), Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), Ashley Bower (Sean) and Joanie Gulka, and great-grandchildren Julian, Cody, Serena, Dustin, Dagan, Rosalie and Madalyn Joan Kennedy, Charlie Beaumier, Summer Kennedy, Talin and Mason Bower.  She is survived by step-children Matthew McClure (Diana Coulter), Sarah McClure, Susan McClure (John Cameron), Molly McClure (Michael Doyle) and 7 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Duncan, Liam, Roan, Magdalena, Fiona and Timothy.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend followed by a gathering at the Huron Woods Clubhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family remembers with heartfelt thanks all the warm hearted angels who cared for Joan at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Condolences at

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FORSBLOOM: Wayne of Mill Bay, Vancouver Island Formerly of Calgary,Alberta

Posted by on November 5, 2016


June 10, 1943- October 11, 2016
Wayne Forsbloom passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, at the age of 73.
He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sandra with whom he shared 53 wonderful years; son Derek (Bonnie) Forsbloom, their children Tori and Camryn; daughter Dana (Darren) Niblock, their children Zaya (Connor) Etheridge and Taeva; son Todd (Dana) Forsbloom, their children Jude and Jet; son Dean (Twila) Forsbloom, their son Levi. He will also be missed by his sisters Joanne (Roddy) McKay and Sandy Forsbloom.
Wayne’s faith in his creator was instilled from infancy. He dedicated his life to Jehovah on September 5, 1943 in Vernon BC. He had complete faith in God’s promise of a resurrection to a paradise earth as promised at John 5:28,29.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be help at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 5 at the Calgary Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2900 14th Avenue NE Calgary, AB.
We would like to thank all the caregivers and staff (nurses and doctors) at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Chemainus Health Care Centre who were so kind. Special thanks to Dr. Masuda and some really special nurses who went above and beyond.

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COOPER: Tyler James Bruce

Posted by on October 31, 2016

tyler-cooper-photoCooper: Tyler James Bruce
Passed away suddenly at the age of 32 years on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Red Deer, Alberta. Tyler was the proud and loving father of Chandler Bradley and Carter. Beloved son of Brad and Debra Cooper. Brother of Shawn Cooper, Chris (Hollie) Cooper and Adam (Sara) Cooper. Uncle Tyler of Logan Johnny Cooper. Grandson of Ruth Cooper. Predeceased by his grandparents Bruce Cooper, and Mabel and Tom Dearden. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on DATE from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on DATE at 11 a.m. Reception will follow at Rockton Fair Hall, 812 Old Hwy. #8, Rockton, ON. Donations for a trust to be set up for Chandler and Carter, care of Debra Cooper, would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at

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OSBORNE: Allan Hugh of Plainfield, Ontario

Posted by on October 24, 2016

Osborne, Allan Hugh – (owner of Fireplace Specialties, Shady Ridge Stock Farms and developer of Hearth Stone Ridge Estates) peacefully at his home, surrounded by family on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 in his 68th year.  Son of Dr. William Osborne of Kingston and the late Donna (nee Cook) Osborne.  Loving father of Sam (Darcy) Osborne of Consecon, Matt (Heidi) Osborne of Calgary, Ben (Theresa) Osborne of Plainfield and Megan (Hans) Luu of Calgary.  Proud grandfather of Madison, Parker, Hannah, Emily, Jake, Reese, Adelaide and Oliver.  Allan is survived by his brothers, John (Judy) Osborne of Kingston, and Donald (Dianne) Osborne of Napanee.  He is also remembered by his friend and the mother of his children, Kate Firstbrook and by cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-9687-2273) on Thursday and Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m.  Private inurnment of cremated remains will talk place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Kingston and at Hillview Cemetery, Woodstock.

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

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SCHILBE, Hubert Datars of Zurich, age 88

Posted by on October 19, 2016

schilbe-hubert-0SCHILBE:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Hubert Datars Schilbe of Zurich, age 88.  Best Friend and husband of 66 years to Marjorie “Marge” Mae (Merner) Schilbe of Zurich.  Loved father and father-in-law of Richard and Brenda Schilbe of Bayfield, Donna and Jim Hoffman of Dashwood, Wayne and Jody Schilbe of Calgary.  Cherished grandpa of Jason Schilbe of Zurich and companion Sharla Moore, Krista and Avi Narula of London, Kelly and Ryan Gilmore, Jamie Hoffman and fiancée Leslie Lennox all of Grand Bend, Brenton and Amanda Hoffman of Toronto, Nicholas Schilbe and Jenna Regier of Hensall, Amy Schilbe of Vancouver.  Treasured great-grandpa of MacIntyre Schilbe, Hallee Schilbe, Kai Narula, Kiran Narula, Taylor Gilmore, Kaitlyn Gilmore, Grayson Gilmore and Justin Hoffman.  Dear brother-in-law of John Teevins of Grand Bend, Robert and Elizabeth Merner, Larry and Louise Merner all of Zurich and Joanne Merner of London.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Milfred and Laura (Datars) Schilbe, step-mother Vera (Dedels) Schilbe, great-grandson Avery Narula, brother Ray Schilbe and his wife Audrey, sisters Doreen Tieman and her husband Russell, Sheila Teevins, brothers-in-law Bill Merner, Arnold Jr. Merner and his wife Elaine and sister-in-law Donna Merner.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.  Hubert was a 30 + year Fireman on the Zurich Fire Department, a long time member of the Zurich Lions Club and the Zurich Minor Athletics Association.  He was an active member and tolled the church bells at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich for many years.  Hubert and Marge spent many winters in Pelican Harbour Estates, Punta Gorda, Florida, where they made many lifelong friends. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer Society, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the M.S. Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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HILLMAN: Mrs. Ruth (nee Axson), of St .Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on October 13, 2016

ruth-hillman-001HILLMAN, Mrs. Ruth (nee Axson), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Ronald P. Hillman.  Dearly loved mother of Jacqueline Swindall (Steven), Robert Hillman (Mary-Ellen), Joanne Mizon (Don), and Jan Hillman, all of St. Thomas, Raymond Hillman (Elaine) of Calgary, AB, and Judy Brown (Daniel) of Maine, USA.  Dear sister of Frank St. Pierre (late Annette) of Espanola, and the late Carl Axson (Helen of St. Thomas), late Edward Axson, and late Fred Axson.  Also fondly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  Loved by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Born in Espanola, ON, July 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late William Axson and late Lena (nee St. Pierre) Axson Hradowyj.  She formerly worked at Brazed Parts, St Thomas.  Ruth was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, the 55+ Club, Port Stanley, and the Independent Order of Foresters.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Ruth’s life at the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre, 225 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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CLIMIE, Gisele of Sarnia

climie-webCLIMIE, GISELE – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 05, 2016, Gisele “Sally” (Mantha) Climie, age 87 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William N. Climie (2002) and dear mother of Gary (Lynn), Sally Rose (Robert), Bruce ((Carolyn), William, Kathleen, Valerie (Dana) and cherished grandmother of Jason (Erika), Robert, Christopher (Jessybell), Kevin, Stephen, Lisa (Grant), Scott (Kayla), Michelle, Heather, great-grandmother of Joseph, Haley, Paige and Corbin. She was predeceased by her brothers Giles and Vital Mantha. She really enjoyed her social life with friends at Twin Lakes Terrace. Memorial services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral beginning at 10:00 prior to the service. Cremation has taken place and entombment of mom’s ashes will be Resurrection Cemetery. Charitable donations made to the Inn of the Good Shepherd or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

“The Climie family wishes to thank the entire staff at Twin Lakes Terrace for their wonderful and compassionate care of our mother”

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Wilson: William Ewan age 77 of Dresden

Posted by on September 14, 2016

stock0000001aWILSON: On September 13, 2016 William Ewan Wilson passed away at age 77, after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beth (Butler), three sons Andrew (Andrea), Geoff (Svenja) and Scott (Meg), eight grandchildren Alex, Simon, Evelyn, Graham, Maeve, Glenn, Russell and Jude, one sister, Elizabeth, one brother Alistair, mother-in-law Blanche Butler, and several sisters/brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by brother Robert and sister Jane.

Upon graduation in 1967, Ewan began his teaching career at the newly built Lambton Kent Composite School, where he taught biology and environmental sciences, inspiring many students to pursue careers in these fields.  He then became vice principal at Wallaceburg District Secondary School and Chatham Kent Secondary School, before returning to LKCS as principal.  After a career of 30 years in education, he retired as principal from WDSS.

Many thanks to those special caregivers at Meadow Park Nursing Home, CKHA and Bayshore who kept Ewan smiling throughout his illness.

Visitation will take place at Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden Saturday September 17, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Blackburn Cemetery, A.L.S. Society of (Windsor) Essex County or Dresden Food Bank. Online condolences and donations may be made at

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TEDFORD: Marilyn June of Smiths Falls and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on September 13, 2016

mtedfordyoungTedford, Marilyn June– Peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in her 84th year.  Daughter of the late George and Dorothy Gimblett.  Beloved wife of the late Rodger Tedford.  Loving mother of Virginia (Robert) Okum of Chantry, Garth (Candy) Tedford of Calgary, Cathy (Mike) DeGrace of Kingston, Karen (Paul) Robinson, John (Wanda) Tedford, both of Quinte West and Allan (Rachel) Tedford of Tweed.  Marilyn is fondly remembered by 20 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Marilyn is survived by her brother, George (Joyce) Gimblett and her sisters, Dorothy (the late Herb) Henry and Margaret (Barry) Greensides all of Peterborough.  Aunt Marilyn will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).  A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial Donations to Parkdale Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark Leeds and Grenville would be appreciated by the family.

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ROSCH: Helen of Princeton, BC Formerly of Burnaby BC, Princeton BC, Edson, Alta

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Helen Joyce [Claridge] ROSCH was born on 29 July, 1919 in Edson Alberta – lived a difficult but rewarding life – and early in the morning of June 22, 2016 she slipped quietly away into peace. Helen was predeceased by her mother Annie Marie [Burnell] in 1959, her father George Claridge in 1969, and three husbands; Louis Kuhn; Rudolph Petschl; and Willie [Wilhelm] Rosch.

She was an only child, spending her early years on the Alberta Homestead, learning to love nature in all its glory, including the animals, but loving horses most of all. As a teenager in rural Burnaby BC, on her horse Rex, she rode the bush trails up and around Burnaby Mountain with a small shovel and a hemp sack, bringing home trees and bushes that she liked. Her father planted the young trees along the fence lines and around the house, and he lined both sides of the long farm lane with them.

After raising her children and working as an LPN, prison matron and in psychiatric care, she retired to raise Arabian horses in the Similkameen Valley on a place she called “Hide-Away Villa Ranch”.

In 2001 a broken hip brought a halt to cleaning barns, as well as walking and riding the hills and meadows she loved. She moved to level ground in Tulameen, and two years later to a house on her son Edward’s nearby property, where she lived with her beloved cats until her final move to Ridgewood Lodge, in Princeton BC.

Despite being a single parent for much of her adult life, she was a strong, resourceful, and fiercely loving mother, who with limited help, and a tenacity seldom seen in others, successfully raised her sons through rough and tough times. She taught her sons the two important lessons in life, that nothing is impossible if you really want it, and that love is the most important thing in the world.

Helen will be sorely missed by her three sons; David [Muriel], Philip [Barbara], Edward [Leanne], six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her family wishes to thank the staff of Ridgewood Lodge, Princeton, BC, for the thoughtful care and attention that she received while she tarried there. Helen’s final wish was to be cremated, and she did not want a service of remembrance. Friends and acquaintances who wish to honour her memory; please, plant a tree in her name.

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen of Ottawa Formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge. Mary passed away on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and was raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay, Mary was often referred to as “Nellie”.

Mary is survived by her daughters Michele, Kimberley, Tammy, Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princess Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita.

Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!

She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us, leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

Mary was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, she fought hard to stay with us.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.

Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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HODGSON: Timothy of Kelowna Formerly of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Timothy Dane Hodgson born June 11, 1968 died July 6, 2016 of heart failure peacefully in his sleep. Tim loved being a father and is survived by his three children Anika Ella Rose Hodgson, Quest Albert Mathew Hodgson and Tylan Erin Danielle Lahti, and two stepchildren Brett Gordon Alan Thomas and Klaya Deborah Isabella Hodgson. He will be greatly missed by his loving life partner John Dumbovic. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother and best friend Trevor Hodgson, sister Tanis Lattanzio (Hodgson) her husband Michael and their sons Alexander and Marco, sister Tabatha Vose, and also his father Garry Hodgson and his wife Anne-Margaret Vose. Tim is predeceased by his beloved mother Barbara MacKinnon (Rothery). At only 48 years of age Tim was still young but lived a full life. Tim was friendly, charming and always had a smile to share. Tim laughed often and made people laugh often. He was always calm under pressure and seldom got angry or lost his temper. Tim enjoyed games and sports, and was particularly talented at chess, Tetris (he completed Tetris), hockey and golf. With an abundance of luck, an amazing intelligence, a natural athleticism and a competitive fire he was hard to beat. He was a good winner and a respectful competitor in defeat. He played ball hockey at the highest level and was honoured to compete in provincial and national championships. Golf was Tim’s passion. He was a scratch golfer and he played in a couple of professional qualifying tournaments. Though he wasn’t able to put together his best game on the right day he never gave up hope of playing golf professionally. Professionally, Tim was a charismatic food server of the highest quality who enjoyed interacting with customers and eventually rose into food and beverage management. He had plans to work in Las Vegas, and of becoming a general manager of a golf course, but he was most happy when charming people while serving them. Tim had no shortage of love and loved ones in his life. He was a good, loyal friend to many and was generally well liked. Tim will be missed by family, friends and loved ones but never forgotten. Tim’s celebration of life will be held July 31, 2016 at Kelowna Springs Golf Course for details check “In Loving Memory of Tim Hodgson” on Facebook.

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SULLIVAN: Evelyn Joan Burgess of Beaverton Formerly of Toronto, Pickering

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4SULLIVAN, Betty (nee Burgess) – June 21, 1931 – May 27, 2013 Betty Sullivan passed away peacefully in the arms of her family on May 27, 2013 after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
Loving daughter of Mel Burgess and Nettie Trivett, dear sister of Marjorie Kennedy and Carole Calisa. Cherished wife of the late Royce Howard Sullivan. Beloved mother to Patti Andrus, Guy Sullivan, Steve Sullivan and Sandi Sullivan. Amazing Granny to Casey Sullivan, Melodie and Wade Andrus, Steven Sullivan and Crystal Stewart. Great Granny to Owen and Tyson Sullivan, Bryce and Bradley Franz, Taylor Tomlinson, Kailin and Rylie Sullivan.
Betty will be sadly missed by her extended family and community. The family would like to thank all the staff at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton for their never ending care and support. The family will receive friends at the MCEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax), 905-428-8488, from 10-11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Pickering Animal Services would be appreciated –

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BRADY: Helen of Strathroy

Posted by on August 31, 2016

20160831_173449On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at Meadow Park, London; Helen Myrlene Brady ( nee Burdon) of Strathroy passed away in her 80th year. Dear wife of the late Allan Brady (2003). Survived by her niece Lyne (Norm) Culbert of London, brother Bill of Calgary and brother-in-law Ross Scott of Strathroy.

Predeceased by her parents William and Merle Burdon, sister Evelyn and brothers Harold and John Arthur. Helen will be missed by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences and donations may be left online at

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WHITE: Todd Raymond

Posted by on August 30, 2016

WHITE: Todd Raymond

Passed away suddenly in Calgary, AlbTodd Obiterta on Thursday August 25, 2016. Todd White of Norwood in his 44th year. Todd was a dedicated truck driver for Tri-Land Environmental for 10 years. He is loved and missed by his loving wife Becky (nee Bennett) and his two cherished sons Chase and Shoal. Also missed by his parents Raymond & Mary, sisters Rebecca Tobin (Kenneth) of Mississauga, Shelly White of Ottawa, Tammy Geisbrecht (Dave) of Oshawa and by his brother Shawn White (Nikki) of Brampton. Dear Uncle of Raena, Kendel, Georgia, Carissa, Jessica, Abigail, Nicholas, Chloe and Great Uncle of Marcus. Todd is lovingly remembered by his Mother-in-law Margaret Bennett and his brothers and sisters-in-law Laverne Hamacher (Keith), Andy Bennett (Monica), Melvina Anstey (Cordell), Brian Bennett, Jackie Cormier (Ricky), Sharon Cormier (Danny), Karen Bray (Lorenzo) and several nieces and nephews. He is also fondly remembered by his best friend Steve Carter (Mandy) of Norwood and by so many of his trucking buddies across Ontario. Predeceased by his father-in-law Gerald Bennett. A Celebration of Todd’s Life will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL on Friday September 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM with memories shared at 2:30 PM. A reception will follow in the R.C. Legion Br. #300. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to SickKids Hospital, Toronto as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at or by calling 705-639-5322.

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