BORDUAS HOLLENDER: Dyann, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on June 1, 2016

BORDUAS HOLLENDER, Dyann, age 58, passed away quietly at her home in Port Stanley, Ontario on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was born to the late Helene Auclair and Roland Borduas on September 18, 1957, in the province of Québec.

Dyann is survived by her partner; Daniel Cummings, children; Michel, Marie-Josee, Kate, Melanie, Heather (deceased) and grandchildren; Jalen, Ethan, Ciara, Evelynn, Amelie, Casey, and Mia-Helene.

Dyann was loved more than she ever knew, and always gave more than she had. She will be truly missed.

There will be a small gathering at her residence in Port Stanley, Ontario for close family.

Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NELSON: Steven of Montreal

Posted by on December 2, 2015

images-4It is with profound sadness that we announce that, Steven Nelson, passed away all too early in life on the morning of Friday, November 13, 2015. He is survived by his 2 children, Ashley and Mitchell and their mother, Rebecca, as well as his siblings, Sherry, Lorie and Joey and his Mother, Sylvia along with many other friends and family. He was a computer programmer and a well known drummer and will be missed by many. At this time we are unable to announce any funeral arrangements but will be doing so in the coming days.

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Carter: David George of Sutton, P.Q

Posted by on August 22, 2015

The family of David George Carter (1950-2015) sadly announce that Dave passed away at Grace General Hospital, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 16th, 2015 .
He was pre-deceased by his father Herbert, his mother Dorothy and his sister Shirley.He left behind his beloved sister Cheryl (Peter), his life partner Diane, their two daughters Jasmine (Thomas) and Annie (Daniel) , three beautiful grand-daughters Zoë-Ann, Nikita , Lilly, one nephew , several nieces, and many friends. He was born and raised in Montreal, but he also spent parts of his life in Eastern Townships, and on Vancouver Island.His family will remember him as a free spirit who enjoyed using his many creative talents playing piano and guitar, traveling , carpentry, gardening and cooking.
His memorial will take place at Riverside Cemetery on September fifth, and a celebration of life will be held at the Royal Legion in Sutton afterward.
Bon Voyage David, you were loved and you are missed.

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Bourassa: Georgette Colombe: of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

At Bluewater Health Georgette C. Bourassa of Sarnia Age 95 passed away peacefully. Beloved mother to Dana Fay Bourassa, Lynn Rejeanne Bantam, Fay Theresa Popen (Denis), Lise Florida Horne, Gena Bourassa, Steve Regent Bourassa (Sue).  Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Audrey Roberts, Denise Trojen, Stephanie Cumming, Julie Seguin, Jeremy Bartelen, Amanda Ribera, Rebecca Deaville. Loving Great Grandmother to: Erica Bantam, Kristin Bantam, Haylee Seguin, Zayden Chipman, Danielle Trojen, Carrissa Moscone, Kelsie Roberts, Spencer Roberts, Gregory Roberts, Rocky Ribera. Dearest Great Great Grandmother to: Maxx Bantam-Michaud, Liberty Bantam- Michaud, Trenton Rogers, Willow Rogers, Gunner Bantam, Kennith Mckellar, Iszabella Mckellar.  Pre deceased by her husband Alfred Bourassa (1996), Frank Bantam (2001) Jean- Jacques (Rita), Conrad Pre deseeded (Claire), Rejean (Diane) her sister Denise Goulet. Will be missed by her brothers Albert Goulet Pre deceased (Juliette), D’Assise (Lise) Florian, Therese Bernard Pre deceased (Nicole), Gilles.  Greatly missed by her sister Paulette Domaine Pre deceased (Leo).  Sorely missed by numerous family members on both sides. Georgette was a multitalented person and would strive to do everything she could. She excels at anything that was possible. But most of all she did everything for her family they meant the world to her. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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JOHNSTON, (Jones) Eleanor Frances of Brockville

Posted by on July 18, 2014

 

Eleanor Johnston MFJOHNSTON (Jones) Eleanor Frances

1920 – 2014

Passed away at the Sherwood Park Manor in Brockville on Saturday July 12th, 2014.  Eleanor (Jones) Johnston aged 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Ben Johnston.  She will be greatly missed by her sisters Phyllis White and Kathleen Young, many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by parents Harry and Phoebe (Isherwood) Jones, sister Phoebe (George), brothers Harry (Dot), Jim (Louise), Wilfred (Joan), Alfred (Rose), brother-in-laws Rod and Bert.  We would like to give many thanks to the great staff and doctors at Sherwood Park Manor for the excellent care they gave to Eleanor.

Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Saturday September 6th, 2014 from 11:00 am until the time of Service.  The Funeral Service will be held from the Chapel at 12:00 noon.  Interment Oakland Cemetery.  In memory of Eleanor donations to the Sherwood Park Manor would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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PATRICK, Gordon of Kemptville and formerly of Ottawa

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Patrick, Gordon C. – Peacefully in hospital on Saturday January 25th, 2014 with his family by his side, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Melba for 55 years. Loved father of Jameson (Lucie) and Steven. Loving grandfather of Stacie (Brent Richard) and Matthew. Great grandfather of Denver. Brother of Anne Lipson and predeceased by brother Joseph. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the Kemptville District Hospital and the Ottawa General Hospital.

A Private Cremation has taken place. Donations in memory of Gordon the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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Dempsey: William of Sarnia

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, November 24, 2013, WILLIAM ALFRED DEMPSEY, age 86 of Sarnia passed away.Beloved husband of Marie Paule Angeline Dempsey (nee Boulanger) . Loving father of Bonnie Duquette and her husband Maurice of Wallaceburg and Cathy Mathany and her husband Michael of Chatham and stepfather of Donald Cote and Darquise Cote. Also survived by his sister Mabel Whitbread of Windsor and nieces Heather and Kerrie. Cherished grandfather of Randy Duquette, Ann Marie Vancoille, Clarke Mathany, Ashley Rivard, Ian Mathany, Bryan Thrower, Dennis Purdon several great -grandchildren. Will also be missed by his extended family in Quebec. William retired from Polysar, enjoyed bowling and his sense of humour will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Inn of the Good Shepherd or the Canadian Kidney Foundation (Dialysis Unit) would be appreciated by the family.

The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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JANSSEN, Catharina Judith formerly of Brockville

Posted by on August 21, 2013

Catharina JanssenJANSSEN, Catharina Judith

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 21st, 2013, the former Catharina Willard aged 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Jacobus Janssen.  Loving mother of Mary Ann, Gerard, Stephen, Michael and Paul Janssen.  Cherished grandmother of Josée, Alexandre, David, Alex and Andrew and great grandmother of Thomas.  Also survived by Daughter-in-laws Diane and Sandra.

The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brockville on Monday August 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am.  In memory of Catharina, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville, ON.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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