GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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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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PHINNEY: Keith (Dickson) of Halifax Formerly of Fredericton, Ottawa, Vancouver

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Keith D. Phinney, age 70, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the QEII Infirmary in Halifax, N.S.

Keith was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1946. He graduated from Hillcrest High and went on to study Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, later completing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Over his career, he occupied senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. He often gave in to his entrepreneurial spirit, working independently as a consulting engineer. He had a love of teaching and embraced opportunities to provide instruction in environmental science. An expert in his field, he was passionate about his work and was engaged in several projects at the time of his passing.

A person of unmatched integrity in his professional and personal relationships, Keith was sought for his advice and generously offered his time to others as a mentor, cub scout leader, church warden and volunteer. Recently, he brought his sensible, no-nonsense approach to bear as a member of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia, the Minister’s Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity (NS), and the American Water Works Association. He campaigned tirelessly during the last municipal election.

Keith was known for his quick wit and sense of humour and saw comedy in almost any situation. His laugh was infectious and could be heard for miles. An energetic, vital guy, he was happiest when cycling, canoeing, skating, skiing, camping with friends, and playing endless games of hide and seek with his beloved granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (nee Hewitt), daughter Catherine (Mike Blanchette), son Dave (Donna Hohertz), and granddaughter Isla Grace; his sister Cheryl (Robert Benson) and brother Wayne (Sandra); many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan (Jacqueline).

In accordance with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a date to be determined in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to Feed Nova Scotia (https://www.feednovascotia.ca) or Phoenix Youth Programs (https://phoenixyouth.ca/donate-now-through-canadahelpsorg-0).

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BROWN: Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida

Posted by on October 25, 2016

barbara-brown-001BROWN, Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, October 24, 2016, in her 78th year.  Wife of the late George Leonard “Len” “Lennie” Brown (Feb. 15, 2013).  Mother of Tonya Martinez, and Erik Martinez Sr., both of Florida.  Step-mother of Janice Marriott (Don) of St. Thomas, Shelley MacKenzie (David) of Fingal, and Laurel McTavish (Brian) of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Tanya, Jerrod (Heidi), Kiefer (Irene), Angus, Leslie (Jessica), Beverley (Nic), and Erik Jr.  Great grandmother of Kayleen, Brielle, Alexa, and Konnor.  Sister of Glenn Peters (Patsy), and the late Christine Nicoloi (late Bob).  Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Avon Park, Florida, June 7, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Irene (nee O’Hern) and Lindsay Grant Peters.  Barbara worked in Florida as an investment broker for a number of years.  She was a Past President of The Junior Sorosis Club of Lakeland, Florida.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will be held.  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 (519-631-1160).  Gratitude is expressed to Dr. Joel Keenleyside and the nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley for the kind, compassionate care provided to Barbara.

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Cusson, James Andrew of Sarnia

cussonpicPeacefully with his wife Betty by his side at Vision Nursing Home, JAMES ANDREW CUSSON passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Betty (Walsh) Cusson. Will be missed by nephews Robert (Carol) Cusson of Etobicoke and  Craig Meaney, Paul (Lisa) both of Newfoundland and sister in- law Lucy Meaney.  Predeceased by brothers Alex Cusson, Carl Cusson, sisters Theresa Cusson, Catherine Cusson and brother in-law Bob Meaney. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave. (at Charlesworth) Sarnia on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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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

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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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HATHAWAY: JIMWES of BATHNB

Posted by on February 18, 2016

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MUNN, Anthony, Allen “Tony” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on January 5, 2016

MUNN, TonyIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury, Monday, November 23, 2015 at the age of 59 after courageous and lengthy battle with Huntington Disease. Predeceased by his parents James and Margret (née Wills) Munn and by his brother James T. Munn. Loving father of Jeremy Munn, Kendra Munn, Kurtis Munn all of Sudbury, Tammy Hosack (Shayne), Wesley Munn and Adrianna Elliot all of Edmonton as well several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Robert Munn (Debi) of Lincoln, N.B., Alex Munn (Brenda) of Brockville and Pati Chaloux (George) of Fredericton, N.B. Tony’s committal service will be at a later date at the Parkers Ridge Cemetery in New Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Huntington Society of Canada are welcome. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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JACKSON: Mrs. Evelyn (nee Case) of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 19, 2015

geranium 1JACKSON, Mrs. Evelyn (nee Case), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in her 79th year. Beloved wife for 54 years to David W. Jackson. Dearly loved mother of Walter Jackson (Sandra) of Muskoka, and Richard Jackson (Kim) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Jenna, Kevin, Tyler, Brandon, Lindsey, Haley, and Jarrett. Dear sister of Hayward Case (Brenda) of Fredericton, NB, and Mayes Case (Mary) of Orillia. Also fondly remembered by 7 great grandchildren, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Born in Wickham, NB, April 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (nee McCain) Case. Evelyn was an avid gardener and her family meant everything to her. She was a retired administrator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, September 21st at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior. If so desired, memorial donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters will be appreciated.

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ORSER: Norma Gwendolyn of Collingwood, formerly of Owen Sound and Sudbury

Posted by on January 9, 2015

orser0001Died peacefully on Monday December 29, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 86. Gwen of Collingwood, beloved wife of the late Doug (2006). Loving mother of Bryan Orser of Whitefish, Ontario, Reverend Alan Orser and his wife Sandra of Mt. Uniacke, Nova Scotia and the late Mark Orser (2005). Cherished grandmother of Leigh and Jason and great grandmother of Rourke. A Memorial Service will be held at the New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 2 o’clock. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Leprosy Mission, Canadian Bible Society or Operation Eyesight would be appreciated by Gwen’s family. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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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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JANCSAR, Lisa Jean

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lisa Jean (Pond) Jancsar on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at her home, at the age of 42.  Beloved wife of Nick for 18 years.  Loving mother of Caleb and Emma.  Cherished daughter of Richard and Wendy Pond. Dear sister of Lynn & D’Arcy Gallant. Aunt of Olivia, Emily, Anna, Darrell, Emily, Bethany, Ben, Peter, Randall, Zack, Brianne, Kate, Dan, Cole, Andrew, Cara, Michaela, Rachel and Martina and sister-in-law of Paul & Pat, Mark & Barb, Susanne & Terry, Dean & Joan and Esther & Martin. Lisa was a member of Niagara Community Church for many years.

The family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St., on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A service to celebrate  Lisa’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

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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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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

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ALBERT, Dorothy Lillian, of Sarnia

Posted by on January 15, 2014

On Monday, January 13, 2014, DOROTHY LILLIAN ALBERT, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of Leon Albert of Sarnia and survived by many nieces and nephews, sister in law of Buck and Aldea Harris, Tom and Claudette Daaman, Regis and Lynn Albert, Pierrette Albert, Hilda Albert and Laurette and Real St. Germain. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters, 2 brothers in law and 1 sister in law. She was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick and was longtime Sarnia resident. Private family cremation services will take place. Memorial gifts in memory of Dorothy to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia.

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McKERRAL, Jerry of Woodstock

Posted by on December 28, 2013

McKERRAL,  Jerry – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Woodstock General Hospital on Friday, December 27, 2013, Gerald Leslie McKerral of Woodstock in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Diane McKerral (nee Frocklage) for 56 years.  Loving father of Michael McKerral (Rachel) of Garson, ON, Patricia McKerral (Paul Mansz) of Rothsey, New Brunswick, Jill Cowie of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Ann Nicholls (Tim) of Woodstock, and Linda McKerral (Scott Strandberg) of Flourtown, Pennsylvania.   Loving grandfather to 15 grandchildren.   Also lovingly remembered by his sisters Jean VanDamme and Rosemary George (Brian) both of Woodstock.  Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Kathleen (nee McMahon) McKerral and a brother Joseph McKerrel. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Jerry enjoyed a long career in labour relations, and was the founding president of the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford.  He always looked forward to his weekly pool games at the Woodstock Navy Club.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11 am.  A spring interment will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund  would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BECKETT: J. Roy, of St. Thomas, and formerly of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, the Aylmer area, and Tillsonburg

Posted by on December 16, 2013

roy beckett 003BECKETT, J. Roy, of St. Thomas, passed into the presence of His Lord at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2013, in his 87th year.  Roy was a former resident of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, the Aylmer area, and Tillsonburg.  Beloved husband of Muriel (nee Sercombe) Beckett.  Dearly loved father of Doug Beckett (Janet) of St. Thomas, David Beckett (Heather) of Sussex, NB, Eunice Beckett of Carvel, AB, and Will Beckett (Krista) of R.R.#7, St. Marys.  Dear brother of Ruth Buell of Espanola.  Also fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Roy was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Anna (nee Goodfellow) Beckett (1987), an infant son, Charles Isaac Beckett and a brother, George Beckett.  Born in Tillsonburg, ON, March 26, 1927, he was the son of the late William and Frances (nee Locker) Beckett.  A retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, he also formerly farmed in the Aylmer area.  Roy was in fellowship with the Christians Gathered in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Gospel Hall), 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, December 18th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will be held at the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to The Gideons will be gratefully acknowledged.

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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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JAMIESON; Margaret M. (Of Gananoque)

Posted by on August 23, 2013

Margaret Jamieson

JAMIESON :  MARGARET M.

 

Peacefully at her daughter’s residence, R.R. # 1, Elgin on Tuesday August 20, 2013. Margaret Allen of Gananoque, in her 94th year. Widow of Doug Jamieson. Dear mother of Sheila (Bob) Chant of R.R. # 1, Elgin. Predeceased by son Eric Jamieson in 2009. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Jamieson and Kathryn Chant. Predeceased by sister, Grace Douglas. A Graveside Service will be held at Olivet Cemetery on Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 MAIN STREET, ELGIN: 1-613-359-5555 or at

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McALLISTER, Gerald, of Sarnia, formerly of Gagetown, NB

mcallisterwebPeacefully with his family by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario on Monday, August 12, 2013, GERALD FREDERICK MCALLISTER passed away. He is predeceased by his wife Lilian Edna “Pat” (Wilkinson) McAllister and parents Frank and Gladys McAllister. Will be missed by his daughter Teresa Morris of Sarnia, Ontario and grandchildren; Ken (Marie), Kaylan (Nick) and Mark and great grandchildren; Evan, Emily, Noah, Cody, Nicole and Autumn. Survived by his brother Art McAllister and his wife Florence and niece Donna all of Burton, NB.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB, on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 12 – 2 pm with a memorial service being held at 2 pm. Rev. Bill MacMullin will officiate. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 will hold a tribute service. Interment of ashes to follow at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Gagetown, NB. Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia Lambton (475 Christina Street, North, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W3) or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home and Cremation Center (102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9).

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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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