CALLFAS, Jim of Corunna

Posted by on September 16, 2017

CALLFAS, JAMES – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, September 16, 2017, James “Jim” Vernon Callfas, age 76 of Corunna passed away. He is survived by his wife Elaine Flynn and daughters; Julie Pogontcheff (Craig), Pam Handy, Kristine Martelle (Paul) and Robyn Callfas (Todd Amerlinck), grandchildren Amy, Kayla, Lauren and Carmen, great-grandchildren Maguire and Watson. He is survived by his brother Frank Callfas and son in law Rick Handy. He was predeceased by his brother Murray (2009). Jim had retired from Sarnia Hydro after many years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and golf. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday afternoon, September 19th   between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Froomfield Cemetery in Corunna. Memorial donations in memory of Jim made to Bluewater Health Foundation or St. Joseph’s Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WILCOX: Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 8, 2017

WILCOX, Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Monday, September 4, 2017, in his 96th year.  Beloved and devoted husband for 71 years to the late Helen (née Begg) Wilcox (July 5, 2017).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandfather of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  Born in Yarmouth Township, ON, June 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Clair and Ida (née Hamilton) Wilcox.  Bob was a retired Yarmouth Township farmer.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club where he won numerous championships and scored the elusive “eight ender.”  Bob was an avid golfer at the Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club where he played constantly with a wonderful group of friends and family until his 90th birthday.  He and Helen travelled extensively in their retirement to all parts of the world.  Bob was a wonderful and keen bridge player well into his 90’s. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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BATTOCHIO: Suzanne Marie Antoinette of Edmonton Formerly of Oakville, Timmins

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Battochio, Suzanne Marie Antoinette

Suzanne Battochio (nee Labrecque) – November 13th, 1933 – August 18th, 2017,
passed away in Leduc Hospital, AB on Friday August 18th, 2017 at the age of 83, with family by her side. Survived by her beloved husband Santo, and their sons Walter, Raymond (Lori) and Christopher (Angie). Dear grandmother to Bryan (Samantha), Christopher, Gregory, Matthew, Michael, Peter, Robert and Daniela. Loving sister to John (Betty) Labrecque. Loving sister-in law to Luigi (Cecile) Battochio and Walter (Linda) Battochio. Predeceased by father Albert Labrecque, mother Virginia (nee Giroux), step-father Dominic Pacione and brother Ray (Jackie) Labrecque. Suzanne will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:00pm at Serenity Funeral Service – 5311 – 91 St. Edmonton for family and friends (587-410-1072). If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leduc County Hospital (LCH) – CT Scanner Campaign through the Black Gold Health Foundation at www.canadahelps.org. Donations are greatly appreciated because Suzanne received exemplary care at LCH.

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DAY: Gwendolyn of Mill Bay

Posted by on August 19, 2017

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Gwendolyn Florence Day,(née Gilbert) was born June 7, 1927, in Marbleton, Quebec, to Bertram and Florence Gilbert.Her father,Bertram, was a POW for four years during World War II in Japan.He died in 1946, shortly after returning to Canada.Gwen worked tirelessly throughout her life supporting the Hong Kong Veteran Commerative Association.Gwen described her mother as a ‘noble woman’ raising four children,Gwen, Bruce,Dawn and Beverley, and a stepdaughter,Joan Cook.Thanks to an IODE scholarship, Gwen was one of the first women in her village to attend university,(BIshop’s) specializing in French.She was in high demand in later years as a substitute teacher. She was married to Stockwell Day Sr.for 56 years, raising six children together: Deborah, Stockwell,Nick,Abigail, Rebecca and Matthew.A wide range of successful business and professional pursuits allowed Gwen and Stockwell to experience life in Atlantic Canada,Québec,Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoying wonderful family-centred years owning the Overlander Lodge at Jasper East,near Hinton,Alberta, was there last venture before retiring in British Columbia.Gwen’s passion for volunteering led her to support many nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross,YMCA, her local church and CESO projects in Hungary and Czechoslavkia.
In Her Own Words: ” At the age of 90 I will record a bit of what I did in these past years… Nothing spectacular… My six children from my very happy 56-year-old marriage to Stockwell Day Sr did it all. My first child,Deborah, owned her spectacular Montessori School for over 20 years in West Edmonton. Deborah taught three generations of children,many of whom now bring their children to a Montessori school system. My second child, Stockwell, went into politics and was pretty spectacular with smart, conservative work. He still goes around helping people, being spectacular with his kindness.
My third child, Nicholas, had a very good career and occupations. He is a spectacular care worker and devotes his life to caring of people. My fourth child, Abigail, has lived in England for 30 years. She is a full-time professor at London Univesity. She recently wrote a book which brought attention to the wonderful women who have kept the Anglican Church open around the world. My fifth child, Rebecca,, is head of grammar at Brentwood College School and takes spectacular care of her students, her family, her friends and me. My sixth child,Matthew,has raised four wonderful children and is a very well-known spectacular entertainer in Edmonton. He is a truly unique person. My father,Bertram Gilbert,was a POW in Japan for four years. He died in hospital after returning home in 1946. My mother, Florence, was a noble woman, raising four children on her own, surrounded with her church and the help that goes along with a small community like Marbleton,Québec.We were poor I suppose, but we didn’t know it. Our lives were enriched by attendance at church and by the older people who looked out for us. I was one of the first girls from our village to go to university, thanks to an IODE scholarship. I have always been passionate about volunteering for nonprofit associations.Along with my husband we worked with CESO,supporting families in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia. God has taken care of me for over 90 years.I am thankful for my faith within the Anglican Church.I am looking forward to being with my husband once again along with all the members of my family who have passed before me.My life has been blessed.”
NOTE: A funeral will be held on Tuesday,Aug.22,1pm,at The Anglican Church of St.John the Baptist,3295 Cobble Hill Rd.Cobble Hill,BC. V0R 1L6

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MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 31, 2017

MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

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CORY: Tamara of Stony Plain Formerly of Saskatoon

Posted by on July 30, 2017
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With the deepest of sadness, the family of Tamara Cory announces her untimely passing on June 11th, 2017. Tamara will be lovingly remembered by her handsome and courageous son Braden, her beautiful and talented daughter Carson, her loving and devoted husband Neil, and her extended family in Saskatoon (including her parents and brother, and Neil’s parents, brothers, niece, nephews and sisters in law).

Tamara had large extended families in the education and dance community. Tamara was always willing to spend extra time with students that needed and were willing to accept her help. She formed many special bonds with current and former students and coworkers who have remained her dearest and closest friends. Outside of work Tamara was a devoted dance mom with a large and loving extended dance family. Always organized, and ready with answers for those who needed her. The passion she had in supporting her daughter Carson in her dance journey was evident to any who met her. Supporting Carson’s dance journey brought her so much joy and pride.

A celebration of life service will be held for Tamara on Wednesday June 21st, 2 pm at the Serenity Funeral Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB

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POTTINGER: Audrey of Edmonton Formerly of Jamaica

Posted by on July 27, 2017

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

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

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

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MacPHERSON: A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on July 17, 2017

MacPHERSON, A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, ON, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his 75th year.  Husband of Alice (née Audette) MacPherson.  Father of Timothy (Ana) of Fort McMurray, AB, Nicole (Frank) of Regina, SK, and Sandy Jr. “Alex” (Lisa) of Union, ON.  Grandfather of Jeremella, Melissa, Maria, and Iris.  Brother of Brian (Cheryl) of Donna, TX, and Allen (Barb) of Lindsay, ON.  Sandy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 12, 1943, he was the son of the late John and M.C.M. “Katie” (née Welch) MacPherson.  Sandy was a retired tool and die maker.  He was a member of Last Post Branch 410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or public service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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BAKER, Eulene Rose (Keller) of Hensall, formerly of London, Mississauga and Exeter, age 78

Posted by on June 20, 2017

BAKER:  Peacefully, at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Sunday, June 18, 2017, Eulene Rose (Keller) Baker formerly of London, Mississauga and Exeter, age 78.  Beloved wife of William “Bill” Rhul Baker of London.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Shelley and Buck Stone of Sherwood Park, AB., Bill and Gail Baker of Exeter, Catherine Baker of Corunna.  Cherished grandma of 5 and great-grandma of 5.  Dear sister and sister in-law of Margaret Bregman, Ada and Earl Telfer, Grace and Fred Sanders, Jake Martens, Anne Keller, Ken and Maudie Douglas, Phyllis Cochrane and Patricia Robins.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Adolph Gustav and Lucinda “Cindy” Matilda (Willert) Keller, siblings Milton (Ermla) Keller, Verda Martens, Lloyd Keller, twin brother Eugene Keller, Mervyn (Sue) Keller, brothers and sisters-in-law Evelyn (Pat) McCreavy, Muriel (Jim) Record, Lorraine (Victor) Eden, Edgerton “Bud” (Verna) Scammel.  At Eulene’s request, cremation has taken place and no funeral services will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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STUART: Eileen Rose of Strathroy

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Peacefully at home with family by her side on Friday, June 2nd, 2017; Eileen Rose Stuart of Strathroy passed away in her 82nd year. Loving wife of Harold Stuart for 64 years. Beloved mother of Tom (Pat) Stuart of London, Judy (Phil) Haist of Nelson, BC, Sandy (Percy Jewell) Stuart of Strathroy and Bob Stuart of Edmonton, AB. Cherished Gramma of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by her siblings Dorothy (Bruce) Tapp, Marilyn Sterling and Art (Jane) Johnston. Sister-in-law of Marion (Art) Woods. Eileen will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON-Middlesex. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

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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.

If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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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 http://www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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Dodds: Ruth Eunice Grace [Wakefield] of Iona Station

Posted by on May 14, 2017

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

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

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PURKIS: Dale Frederick of Sherwood Park

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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March 19, 1944 – February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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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

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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.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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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 www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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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

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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: https://secure.samaritanspurse.ca/Donation/Default.aspx?pc=080504

Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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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 www.needhamjay.com

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ANDRADE: Claire Maria of Edmonton Formerly of Santiago Chile

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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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.
Memorial invitations will be sent by text.

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