CONSTABLE: Marguerite Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on September 1, 2017

 

CONSTABLE, Marguerite Elizabeth – after a lengthy illness, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, Ontario.  She was born Dec. 24, 1948 in Charlottetown, PEI, the eldest daughter of Wilfred F. Constable and Marion J. (Howatt) Constable.  She will be missed by brothers Jim (Val), Ken (Bernice), Hal, Gary (Evelyn), Doug (Marlene) and sister Marilyn; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and God children Lucy, Courtney, Victoria and T.J. Marg maintained strong connections with her community in Ontario where she has lived since 1982. After she retired from Community Visions and Networking (CVN) she volunteered as secretary of the Belleville Association of the Deaf (BAD), sat on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the City of Belleville, and on the Board of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC). Marg was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church and then a faithful member of Quinte Deaf Fellowship. She was a soloist and while in Gallaudet (Class of 82), joined the Joyful Sign Choir and became choir director of Love Inspiration. Thank you to the Hospice Quinte Day Program, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), the VON, Red Cross, BGH nurses, Dr. Coady and Dr. Robert Bates for their care and support.

Charitable donations can be made to Hospice Quinte, Quinte Deaf Fellowship, CHS and Heart of Hastings.

Cremation has already taken place. Friends and family can celebrate Marg’s life at Parkdale Baptist Church, 514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor H. Bickle (QDF) and Pastor J. Tedford (PBC) to officiate.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

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LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi (Bert) of Kitimat Formerly of Quesnel.BC,Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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With great sadness we say good bye to Pertti Olavi Lindroos (BERT) passed away july3 2017 from a hard battle of cancer.

Born in Finland march 28.1948 came to Canada in 1951
predeceased by his son Danny ,and mother and father
Sadly missed by loving daughter Diane and son David(Rebekah) Kazzandra Markus
His sisters Mirja and Helena and their families
His partner in life of 31 years Gail Neale and extended family Mandy (Jeremy, Darrel, Chelsea and Josh) Sally(Butch)Tawny and Michelle(Martin)Kyle (amylee) and Zack
He will be sadly missed by all. No service was held as per his request
Will have a Celebration of Life at a later date

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McGARVEY, Marie of Belleville

Posted by on August 18, 2017

McGarvey, Marie – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie McGarvey (nee Rowan). She slipped peacefully and silently into the loving arms of her late husband, Tony McGarvey (1997) on Monday August 14th, 2017 in Belleville in her 78th year. Loving mother to Tony & Elizabeth McGarvey, Angela and Dave McGauley, Breda and Steve Blazevic and John and Renée McGarvey. Beloved by her twelve grandchildren who brought her immense joy and pride, Conor, Emma & Rory McGarvey, Errigal, Mac & Rowan McGauley, Sophia, Iliana, Adria & Evangeline Blazevic and Ryan and Jocelyn McGarvey. She will be greatly missed by all her friends, especially her dearest friend and companion Larry Reilly.  Marie was loved by her siblings, Birdie, Helen and J. J. (deceased), and Eamon, Theresa and Kay and their families. She cherished the time she was able to spend with them after her emigration from Ireland in 1967 with her husband and young son, Tony Jr.  Marie celebrated her fiftieth year in Belleville this summer and was proud of the life she and Tony Sr. built for their family in Canada.  The family is forever grateful to all her wonderful friends for all their support and help over the years, especially Margaret, Jane, Beth, Wilma and Maureen.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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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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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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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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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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MacPHEE (nee Foley) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 30, 2015

MacPhee Mary croppedPeacefully at home in Port Hope, on Saturday, November 28, 2015, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph MacPhee.  Loving mother of Helena and Peter (Gail).  Dear grandmother of Joseph, Ryan (Gaby), Megan (Phil) and Daniel.  Predeceased by her sisters Helen (Daniel) Rose and Noreen (Art) Walsh. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and Mary’s extended family.  Service will take place in P.E.I.  Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CANNON: P. Wilfred

Posted by on June 18, 2015

The death of Wilfred Cannon, aged 85, of Mt. Mellick, PEI, occurred suddenly at University Hospital in London, Ontario on June 15, 2015. He was on a lifetime move to Sarnia, Ontario. Wilf leaves to mourn his much loved wife Margaret (Roche) Cannon as well as his three precious sons Joe of Sarnia, Kevin (Pat Drimmie) of Brights Grove, and Larry (Tina) of Dayspring, NS and his dearly loved daughter Norma Cannon-King (Steve King) of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his son Mark Louis Cannon in 2000. Grampy leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Neil Cannon, Lesley Cannon (Pat Palombo), Maureen Cannon (Dave Sioson), Spencer, Nolan and Sage Cannon, Dorian, Marcel and Jonah Cannon, and Adam, Jonathan and Rebecca King. He was also predeceased by his brothers William, Harry, Daniel and Leo Cannon as well his sister Mary Doyle. His children wish to thank all the family that cared for both Wilfred and Margaret the last several months in Prince Edward Island with special acknowledgement going to Leonard and Karen Roche, Irene Doyle, Uncle Leo’s children Alfred, Lois, Anthony and Paulette as well as everyone else who did small jobs for them, brought them food or kept them company. His funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Lecaron Avenue in Sarnia on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive family and friends from 10:00-11:00 at the church, as well as at a reception to follow mass. Please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario.

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TOLMAN: S. Lloyd of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Alberta

Posted by on June 12, 2015

Lloyd TolmanTOLMAN, Sherman Lloyd –Went to be with his Lord and Saviour from the Elgin Manor on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the age of 96. Born again September 1951.  Loving husband of Doris (nee Hunter) for 71 years.  Father of Jeff (Marilyn) Tolman, Nancy (Nelson) Butler, John (Nancy) Tolman and Elisabeth John, all of St. Thomas.  Proud grandfather of Jennifer Tolman of Halifax, NS, Dan (Lana) Tolman of Charlottetown, PE, Ben (Kellie) Butler of Boxall, Lois Butler of Niagara Falls, Joe (Michelle) Butler of Fingal, Sarah (Brian) Holmes of St. Thomas, Christopher (Jaclyn) Tolman of Edmonton, AB, Stefanie (Brian) Cox of Halifax, NS, Andrew John of St. Thomas and Michael John of St. Thomas.  Also missed by several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Born near Rumsey, AB, on October 19, 1918, Lloyd came to Ontario with the RCAF during the war, married Doris in 1944 and never left. He had his own construction company, worked as foreman with the CNR for 10 years and then in machine setup and repair for Hayes Dana for 20 years.  “He could fix anything”.  Friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, Ont. (519-631-0570) from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, Monday, June 15, 2015.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 16.  Interment in the Hunter Cemetery, Lake Road, Southwold.  Memorial contributions to charity of choice, Gospel Trust Canada or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.  If desired, personal condolences can be made to the family at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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SMITH: Mary Alice Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Smith, Mary Alice Elizabeth (nee Doyle) – peacefully at home on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in her 81st year. Daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Doyle. Beloved spouse of Robert Smith of Belleville. Loving mother of Darrell Warner (Alexandra) of Trenton, Kimberley Johnston, Dwayne Smith, Michael Smith (Pao) all of Belleville, Shawnda Smith (David) of Stirling and Laura Warner also Belleville. She is predeceased by her son Ernie Warner. Cherished Nanny of Eric, Rheannon, Jade, Tarynn, Griffin, Shawnda Lily and Heidi and great grandmother of Kaleb, Ethan and Alexis. Elizabeth is survived by her siblings Dolly Trainor, Beverley Lablanc, Linus Doyle all of Charlottetown, PEI and Janet Pickard of Moncton, NB. She is also predeceased by several siblings. She is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

The family is planning a celebration of life. Time to be announced later in the spring.

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

The family would like to express their gratitude to Paramed and Community Care Partners especially Christine, Jennifer, Rebecca, Lynn and Sarah, as well as private care workers, Sue and Val for their great compassion and care.

If desired Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Brain Injury Foundation.

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MacARTHUR: Warren, of London

Posted by on April 12, 2015

MacArthur Photo - NewspapersPeacefully, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Mary (née Williams). Dear father of Gregory MacArthur (Joanne) and Jacqueline Bryan (Scott). Cherished Grandfather of Jayme Bryan, Kennedy Bryan, Lara MacArthur and Madelyne MacArthur. Warren will be missed by his siblings Roger MacArthur (Margaret), Margaret MacEachern (Lloyd) and Catherine Fletcher (Robert), and by his sister-in-law Jeri MacArthur. Predeceased by his brother Shelton MacArthur (2004) and by his parents Maynard and Olga MacArthur. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00–4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Those wishing to make a donation in Warren’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or their charity of choice.

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LUDWIG, John of Hamilton

Posted by on January 1, 2015

LUDWIG, John “Big John”

Peacefully with his family by his side, the Lord called to Himself John Ludwig on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Marlene (nee Murphy) for 35 years. Much loved father of Linda and Robert White, Joshua, Daniel (Cassandra), and Gregory (Stephanie). Beloved son of the late Arent and Riekje Ludwig. Dear brother of John † and Willy, Margaret (Monte†) Smith, Rene, Harry and Janet, Frank and Dawn, Fred, Tina and Joe Nichol, Shirley and Bill Bowes, Bill, Joanne (Henry†) VanBrederode and Bryan. Beloved brother-in-law of Sylvia Murphy, Linda and Ted Earl, Tina and Ed Moriarity, Francis and Shirley Murphy, Bernadette Murphy, and Greg Murphy. John was the proud owner and operator of Professional Antenna for over 40 years. Family will receive friends at ANCASTER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH 575 Shaver Road (at Garner Road), Ancaster on Monday January 5, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glanbrook Cemetery.  If desired, a donation in John’s Memory to the Anchor Association (www.anchor-association.com) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

 

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Cole-MacDonald: Mary Cecilia (nee MacIntyre) of Waterdown, formerly of PEI

Posted by on September 26, 2014

Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Clement MacDonald (1968) and Dan Cole (2001). Beloved mother of Brenda, George (June), Patricia, and Arlene. Proud Grandma to Leslie, and Lisa (Jason). Great-grandmother to Aidyn. Mary is survived by her sisters Emma, Linda, Diane and brothers Stephen and Lawrence. She is predeceased by her sisters Leona, Evelyn, Olive, and Georgana. Mary was the daugther of George and Geneva MacIntyre. Lovingly remembered by many family and friends in PEI and Ontario. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

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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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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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Mallett: Ethel Irene of Orillia

Posted by on November 17, 2013

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(Member of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, and the West Shore Women’s Institute; Former member of the T.I.E. Club)
peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Trillium Manor, Orillia on Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 5 months after celebrating her 100th birthday.  Ethel Mallett, of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Charles (Charlie) Mallett.  Mother of Marilyn Graves and husband Ralph of Argyle, Hazel Bishop and husband Henry Mueggler of New Brunswick, Ruby Wylie and husband John of New Brunswick, and Jeannette Barlow of Orillia.  Grandmother of Geoff, Wanda, Terry, Tanis, and Jeanene.  Great grandmother of 8 and great great grandmother of 3.  Predeceased by brothers Ivan and Lorne.    Thank you to the staff at Trillium Manor, Bayshore Nursing and the Red Cross girls for their care and compassion.  The late Mrs. Ethel Mallett will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St.,N., Orillia on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm and on Monday, November 18th from 12 Noon until time of service in the chapel at 1 pm.  A reception will follow in the Mundell Reception room.  Interment to take place at the Atherley Cemetery at 3:30 pm.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church or Trillium Manor Activities would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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ELLIS: Helen Teresa of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Prince Edward Island

Posted by on September 13, 2013

Helen EllisPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie, surrounded by family in her 77th year.  Helen of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Prince Edward Island, beloved wife of Robert Ellis for over 56 years.  Loving mother of Carol Monaghan (Bill Benson), Brian (Debbie Snow), Brent (Kelly) and Debbie Cochrane (David Metcalfe).  Cherished Grandma of Jacqueline, Ashley, Meaghan, Cory, Daniel, Jessica, Ryan, Jake and Alyson and to step-grandchildren Kelly, Matthew, Amber and Lee.  Helen is predeceased by her parents Agno and Eva Wedge, her sister Marjorie and her son-in-law Brad Cochrane.  She is survived by siblings Marie, Edward, Gilbert, Willard, Loretta and Nancy and their families.  Helen will also be dearly missed by her many friends and neighbours.  Friends will received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (1-888-429-8766) Sunday September 15, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Monday September 16, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  Helen’s family wish to thank the staff and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe for their comfort and support.  They ask that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to Hospice Simcoe.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

Hodgins Brad web photoAt his home, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, of London in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Greg and Kathy Hodgins of Grand Bend.  Dear uncle of Susan (Tim) Patton and Jill (Mike) Bale.  Missed by his 4 great-nephews.  Predeceased by his niece Kristin Hodgins and his parents Ida and Clare Hodgins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11AM. Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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