AULENBACK: Kenneth “Joe” of Edmonton, formerly of Granton

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital in his 53rd year, of Edmonton, and formerly of Granton. Dear father of Rachel-Lynn (Robert) of London; Brandon (Terri), and Vanessa (Trevor) all of Edmonton. Beloved grandpa of Troy and Kody; Brayden and Brooklyn; Jayce and Atticus. Loving brother of Bonny and Ken Lambourn of Granton, and Linda Mulholland and Chris Busuttil of Thorndale. Loving nephew of Cheryl and Tom Farr of St. Thomas, and Audrey and Louis Vaillant of London. Ken will be missed by several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ken and Lorraine Aulenback. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Lucan. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday,  June 1, 2017 at the home of Angela and Jeff Marshall, 5068 Line 2, Granton, Ontario. Please join us anytime after 3 PM.

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WARREN, Viva Josephine of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on May 14, 2017

WARREN, Viva Josephine 

Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Thursday May 11th, 2017. Viva (Andress) Warren of Brockville, aged 88 years.  Beloved wife of the late Hartley Warren. Loving mother of Beverley Clarke (Gord) of Brockville, Gloria VanDusen (Roger) of Mallorytown, Barbara Moore (Tremaine) of Vulcan, AB, Sylvia Black (Neil) of Maitland and Larry Warren of Edmonton.  Cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.   Predeceased by her parents Ross and Edith (Johnston) Andress, sister Belva Pelehos (Jim) and brothers Brian and Bernard Andress.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Union Cemetery, Lansdowne.  In memory of Viva, donations to the Mallorytown United Church or Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at

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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.
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CAMPBELL: L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 27, 2017

CAMPBELL, L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Sharon (née Merritt) Campbell.  Dearly loved father of Tracey Zwiers (Jeff) of Orillia, and Scott Campbell (Christine) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Sarah Doherty-Campbell, Emily and Joshua Campbell, and Jayme and Thomas Zwiers.  Also survived by brother-in-law, Roy Merritt (Faye) of Edmonton, AB.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, April 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Duncan O. and Ethel (née Cummings) Campbell.  Wayne was an employee for 40 years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant, where he worked in the Paint Dept., Quality Control, and the Executive Garage.  He was an active volunteer for over 45 years with the St. Thomas Skating Club, where he was the current President.  Wayne volunteered for over 25 years with the H.O.M.E. Region Skating Council, where he was a Past President.  He enjoyed sharpening the skates of local figure skaters and hockey players, which he did from his home.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday, April 30th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to The Lung Association or the STEGH Foundation will be appreciated.

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FONTINE: Ron, of Edmonton

Posted by on April 26, 2017


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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PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017


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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BYWAY: Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 24, 2017

BYWAY, Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 20, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Walter Byway (2012).  Mother of Linda Dowdall (late Robert) of St. Thomas, Nancy Byway of Edmonton, AB, Penny Byway of St. Thomas, John Byway (Erika) of Kanata, and the late David Byway (1987).  Sister of Edward Johnson (Mary) of Florida, late Walter Johnson (Joan of London), and the late Mary Beaurone.  Also survived by several grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in London, ON, October 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (nee Askew) Johnson.  She was a member of the 1945 London Shamrock Women’s basketball team that won the Ontario and Eastern Canadian Championship – a team now recognized in the London Sports Hall of Fame. She was also a retired stenographer with Consolidated Bathurst, St. Thomas and former member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Phyllis’s cremated remains will be interred privately in St. George’s Cemetery, Hyde Park at a later date.  Memorial donations to the CNIB or the London Health Sciences Foundation re: London Regional Cancer Program will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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NYHAN: John of Victoria, BC Formerly of Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Posted by on February 16, 2017


born December 14, 1939, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland. Passed away peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2016, at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC. Survived by wife Margaret, children Sean (Terry), Kelly (Ronette), Erin, Tara-Leigh (Jeffrey), and Kerry, and step-children Keri-Lee (Doug) Kris, and grandchildren Brendan, Rebecca, Lucas, Taylor, Sara, Eunbai, Connor, Faye, Gemma, Alex, Emily, and TJ. John immigrated to Canada from Ireland as a young man alone in the world. He built a life for himself and his family that could only be described as colourful. He eventually settled on Vancouver Island, which bore the closest resemblance he could find to the home he had left in Ireland. He had a great love of poetry, literature, fine food, and a tidy tumbler of Irish Mist Whiskey. We will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his quick wit, and most of all, his enduring love for his children and grandchildren. His was the road less travelled.

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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.

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JOHNSON (nee Clark): Ivy Ward of Kelowna, B.C Formerly of Kamloops, B.C

Posted by on January 30, 2017


JOHNSON, Ivy Ward (nee Clark)
Mrs. Ivy Ward (Clark) Johnson passed away peacefully in Cottonwood Care facility, Kelowna, B.C. on November 19, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
Ivy is predeceased by her loving husband Carl William Johnson, December 1, 2008, age 87 years.
Ivy was born February 8, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta to John and Sarah Clark who emigrated from Liverpool, England with sister Hilda. In 1939, the family moved to Kamloops, B.C. where Ivy later met Carl and they married on September 2, 1953. Ivy and Carl were married for 55 years and had 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Daughter, Charlene (Johnson) and husband Larry Scott of Sherwood Park, Alberta, have two children, Jenna and Thomas Scott. Thomas Scott (grandson) and wife Jenna have one son (great grandson) Maxwell in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Son, Stewart Johnson of Kelowna, B.C. has two children, Sarah and Michelle Johnson (granddaughters).
Daughter, Heather (Johnson) and husband Roger Gabel of Kelowna, B.C. have two children, Rex and (Tammy) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jenifer and (William) and children of Moorpark, California.
Daughter, Janet (Johnson) and husband Dana Kaplanchuk of Maple Ridge, B.C. have five children, Amy, Kelsey and Holly (Johnson) Young (grandchildren), Shawn and Michelle Kaplanchuk.
Ivy was a dedicated daughter of Rebekah Lodge since 1951, and believed in the creed of “friendship, love and truth”. A vital importance to Ivy was keeping family and friends connected.
The family would like to thank Dr. S. Erasmus, Missionwood Retirement Resort Home and Cottonwood Care Centre, for their exceptional attention to care, compassion, empathy and mindfulness.
It is a great loss set upon our family, but with our faith in God that our mother (Ivy) instilled in us, we will endure. God Bless.
Memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined and announced.
Should family or friends so desire, or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, Canadian Cancer Society or any organization of need. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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RICHARDS: Shauna Leigh (Shaunski) of Winnipeg Formerly of Courtenay and Kelowna

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Richards, Shauna Leigh Oct 2, 1977 – Dec 18, 2016 There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited, loving Shauna, who died in Winnipeg, at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” was called home to the open, loving arms of her family in heaven. Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC In 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna, and finally Winnipeg. The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks, and a trigger for an hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna! Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994, and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog, “Ruff”, tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind like her dad, Brian, on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven! Shauna was predeceased by her dad, Brian,, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah, and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey, on sometimes bumpy roads, was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom, Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun, and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie) and cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan, and Darcy (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name, to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated. Love you forever and ever “Our beautiful little Toad”. Picture can be viewed at Campbell River Mirror online.

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SHAW: Colin Thornton of Edmonton

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Colin Thornton Shaw, “Chuck” as he was known to some, passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2017 in the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, Alberta. He fought a lengthy battle with diabetes. His unwaivering strength of spirit was a testament to his joie de vivre.

Colin was born in Toronto on June 11th, 1941. He followed many dreams during his life. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1959 and was one of the original members of the SkyHawks Parachute Team. He spent many years in the media as a photojournalist. During his tenure at the Edmonton Journal, he made many lifetime friends.

After leaving the news business, Colin owned a cycling store on Vancouver Island and , after moving back to Edmonton, he worked in numerous retail businesses that reflected his deep interests in photography, reading, cycling and food. The Edmonton Oilers have lost an avid fan.

Colin will be greatly missed by his four children: Colin Jr. Shaw, Jennifer Shaw, Heather Shaw and Jesse Shaw as well as his grandchildren, Noah, Elliot, Taylor and Devon and his close, loving friend, Karen Shaw.

Colin did not want a service. The family will be having a celebration of his life at a later date.

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FERGUSON: Edward I. of Coldstream

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Edward Isaac Ferguson was born February 12th, 1988 in London, Ontario at St. Joesph’s Hospital. Eddie grew up in Arkona and Coldstream surrounded by extended family and loving friends. Upon finishing high school, Eddie began working as a framer and moved to Ancaster, Ontario to attend Mohawk College and be close to his many friends.  Eddie moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2012 where he found his true home in the mountains and backcountry of the Rockies while working as a framer and builder with Goodwood Framing. Eddie fell in love with the West and took every opportunity to be outside, exploring and discovering with his close Alberta friends.  Those who knew Ed will remember his intelligence and quick wit, his love of the outdoors, his craftsmanship and ability to build and create almost anything. Ed loved learning and sharing experiences and ideas with all those around him.  His giving heart, passion for others, and hospitality made him life-long friends wherever he went. There are countless stories of how he connected with and loved everyone around him.  Eddie died suddenly on Wednesday January 11th in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He leaves a giant hole in all our hearts and will never be forgotten by his parents John and Lori Ferguson, siblings Titus (Rachel) Ferguson, Margaret (Andrew) Bond and Emily (Jeff) Miller, and their children Eleanor, Phoebe, Emma, Juliet, and baby. The whole Ferguson family was blessed to call him son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend for twenty-eight years.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 17th from 6-9 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023. A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 am from Providence United Reformed Church (447 Second Street, Strathroy). The family suggests donations in Edward’s name to the reconstruction of Fort McMurray through Samaritan’s Purse and their Canadian Relief Projects:

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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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ANDRADE: Claire Maria of Edmonton Formerly of Santiago Chile

Posted by on January 10, 2017


Claire Andrade
09/02/1930 – 10/05/2016

Andrade, Claire Maria
September 2, 1930 – Santiago Chile
October 5, 2016 – Edmonton, Alberta
In the early hours of Saturday, October 5, 2016, Claire Andrade passed away peacefully at the age of 86, after battling breast cancer for 3 years.
Claire is remembered by her daughter, Lucinda; and grandchildren, Jesse, Theonna, Dema, Barbra, and Alana.
Growing up in Chile, Claire immigrated to Halifax Canada to earn a better life for her family.
After losing Max her late husband and son Alan, Claire moved to Edmonton to live with her granddaughter Alana and grandson Jesse.
A service will be held at a later date.
A memorial will be held at Alana and Jesse’s house to celebrate the life of Claire on Sunday October 6th 2016 at 2:00 pm.
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MacVICAR: William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

MacVICAR, William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Thompson) MacVicar.  Father of Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, Linda Neil, both of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy), and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters-in-law, Julie Thompson of St. Thomas, Vivian Anger of Belmont, and Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer.  Born in Chatham, ON, February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Lorne and Helen (nee Rose) MacVicar.  Bill was a retired Clevite Limited, St. Thomas accountant.  He was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, January 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Rogers: Sheila Grace of Biggar Formerly of saskatoon

Posted by on December 29, 2016


Rogers, Sheila Grace
Of Biggar, Sask., passed away December 12, 2016 at the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. Born in Haney, BC, she was daughter of the late Kathleen and John Wilesmith. Survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Barnaby, Wesley Barnaby and Henry Dishman; and one daughter, Catherine; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. in her memory. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muller and staff of the Diamond Lodge. Special Thanks to John Smith for his help/assistance in the care of our mother.

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RYAN: James (Jim) Michael formerly of Lucan

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Peacefully, with sadness, his family announces his passing at Chartwell Long Term Care Residence, London on Monday, December 12, 2016, formerly of Lucan, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Boland) Ryan (2009). Dear father of Patrick Ryan, and Colleen and Mike Williams all of London, Marianne Ryan of Edmonton, and Dianne Ryan and Rob Hogg of Toronto. Dear grandfather of Sean, Adam and Robert; Kelly (Matt) and Michelle; and Madison, and Ainsley. Great-grandfather of Caleb. Dear brother of Frank and sister-in-law Marie Ryan of London, sister-in-laws Margaret Boland of  St. Jacobs, Margaret Boland of Grand Bend, and Theresa Boland of London. Predeceased by his daughter Nancy Ryan, son Paul Ryan, sister Grace Fraser, brothers Edward (Ed), William (Bill), and Jack.

Jim was a proud, long-time farmer in Middlesex County.  He always felt that each day was a great day to be out in the field, no matter what the weather.  Every Saturday night, Jim watched Hockey Night in Canada.  His favourite players were Gordie Howe, and Jean Beliveau.  He loved a good euchre game, and always had a great sense of humour.  Jim was a councillor and a member of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Board.  He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Church.  Most of all, Jim loved to spend time with the family.  The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Eric Nicholls, and the wonderful and dedicated staff at Chartwell, London for their care and kindness to our father.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 1:45 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Friday, December 16th  at 11 AM with Father Ross Bartley presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.  .

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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POSLIFF, Lilias of Milverton, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on December 12, 2016

Lilias Posliff – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Sunday December 11, 2016 at the age of 102. Lilias and her husband Charles (Parker) operated a hardware store in Monkton for 20 years and later an antique store known as Parker’s Ponderosa.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Posliff who predeceased her in 1991. Loving mother of Marian Harvey (Bob) of Stratford and Jake Posliff (Heather) of Nanaimo, BC.  Special grandma of Alandra (Wanda) Anderson (David), Janice Harvey (Bob), Robert Posliff (Hang), Stephen Posliff (Jamie) and great grandma of Mason (Jenelle), Sam, Aidan, Brendan, Jessica, Tim and Tanis.  Sister of Robert Adair (Alice) of Mississauga.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Fannie (Rowland) Adair, great grand-daughter Nicole Wagler, sisters Hazel Ellacott (Russell), Betty Adair, brother Leslie Adair (Dorothy) and niece Francis Vanstone.

In keeping with Lilias’ wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service and interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood will take place in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Stratford, Palliative Hospice Project would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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PEASLEE; Margaret of Alvinston

Posted by on December 10, 2016

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  M. MARGARET PEASLEE (nee Merrifield), of Petrolia and formerly of Alvinston, died in her 95th year.   She was the loving wife of the late Jospeh Bonk (1952) and Lloyd Peaslee (1996).   She will be missed by her sons Allan (Fiona) Peaslee of Victoria, B.C., Rob (Betty) Peaslee of Alvinston, and Brian (Vickie) Peaslee of London.   She was a loved grandmother to Christine (Chris) Crawford, Alana (Todd) Willick, Jillian, Evan (Nurissa), Meghan (Jordan), Colleen, Jacqueline, and Stephen and great grandmother to Elijah, Kaden, and Blake.  Margaret is survived sisters Betty Bolger, Colleen (Dennis) Wilkie, and Rita (the late Hank) Hermans and brothers Bill (the late June) Merrifield and Gordon (Louisa) Merrifield.    She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph (the late Irene) Merrifield, Edward (Ilene) Merrifield, and John (the late Marianne) Merrifield and her sister Catherine. Visitors will be received on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St. Petrolia.  Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society ( or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at


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MacDonald, Laura Mae of Athens and formerly of Pembroke

Posted by on November 21, 2016





MacDonald, Laura Mae

Peacefully at Maple View Lodge, Athens, on Monday November 21st, 2016. The former Laura Mae Jones, age 92, of Athens and formerly of Pembroke. Beloved wife of the late Glenn MacDonald. Dear mother of Deborah Jozefowicz ( Andrew ) of Athens, Ian MacDonald ( Febe ) of South Korea, Mavis Quirk ( Larry ), and Meldia Weisgerber ( Gordon ) all of Edmonton. Also survived by a special friend, Paula Anderson of Ottawa. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Nellie Aubrey and Murray Jones ( Jean ) all of Cypress River, Manitoba. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by 5 sisters and 6 brothers, Mary Ruston, Kathy McDougall, Amy Jones, Jenny Jones, Maggie Jones, Dave, Jack, Dick, Robert, William and Robert Jones 2nd. Also predeceased by her parents, John Jones and the former Jane Davies, as well as 3 grandchildren, Anne, Heather and Peter Jozefowicz.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday November 26th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Athens United Church, on Sunday November 27th, at 2 pm. Interment Wesley United Cemetery, Pembroke. In memoriams to Maple View Lodge or the Athens United Church will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at:


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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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Carter; Dorothy Anne of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Posted by on November 11, 2016
Dorothy Anne Carter of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Dorothy Anne Carter of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Carter; Dorothy Anne(nee Pedlar)

Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, November 10, 2016 formerly of Feversham in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of almost 40 years to Steve. Loving mother of three beautiful daughters Ruthanne(Dave) Risk, Cathy Wilson(John Pratt) and Glenna Le(Dan White). Loved and remembered by six grandchildren; Tim, Nate, Sarah, Luke, Shelby, Kaely and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents Harvey and Annie Pedlar, grandson Bradley Wilson, sister Evelyn and brothers Jim, John and Charlie. She is survived by brother Ted Pedlar of Colborne and sisters in-law Penny and Ann. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton Friday, November 18 from 7:00-9:00pm. Service of celebration from the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place, interment Maxwell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.  Online donations and condolences at

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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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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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