BAXTER: RANDY IAN OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 17, 2017

            BAXTER- RANDY IAN, passed away at his residence on February 8, 2017 at the age of 55. Beloved brother to Valarie Baxter, Tom Baxter, Tammy DeCarolis (Lenny), Tim Baxter and Tina Baxter (Bill) also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his Life partner Fran Collier (2008), brother James Baxter (1988), mother Donna Baxter (2001), father Vern Baxter (2005) and sister Rose Baxter (2015). Randy worked in Environmental Services for 35 years at Bluewater Health and he was an avid sports fanatic. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday February 27, 2017 at 8p.m. with visitation between the hours of 7:00p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Randy may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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MILLER: Marie (née Pullman) (Boyd) of Guelph, formerly of Seaforth and London

Posted by on February 17, 2017

At Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 of Guelph, and formerly of Seaforth and London in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Ellis Boyd (1969), and the late Ronald Patrick Miller (2008).  Dear mother of Brenda St. Croix of Guelph, Daniel and Barbara Boyd of St. John, N.B., Donald and Jane Boyd of Barrie, Barbara Boyd of Burlington, and Douglas and Elaine Boyd of London.  Dear grandmother of Kyle and Ellis; Johnathan, Erin, Cindi; Terry, Dee; Dibe, Clark, Blair; Emma, Lenore, Cassie, and Jack.  Also missed by 7 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Ruth Smith of Egmondville, and sister-in-law of Lynne McCann of Mount Carmel, Steve Faber of Point Clark, and Patricia Faber-Nazir of Ottawa.  Fondly remembered by the Miller family.  Predeceased by her son-in-law Richard.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday, February 20th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM, where the funeral service will be held at 12 PM Noon. Spring interment Hensall Union Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

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Odell; Bernice Lorene of Priceville resting at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton

Posted by on February 11, 2017

Odell; Bernice Lorene

Peacefully at her home in Priceville on Friday, February 10, 2017 in her 80th year. She is reunited with her beloved husband Alfred(2012). Loving mother of Wallace(Jo-Anne) of Tottenham, Paul(Marilyn) of Priceville, Bruce(Debbie) of Markdale, Janice(Ken Alderman) and Susan Odell all of Priceville. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Stephanie and David Odell, Laura(Bryan) Elford, Kristin(Brian) Schnurr, Jonathan and Brittany, Belinda (Clayton Shaw), Alicia(Curtis) Rodrigue and great-grandmother of Alex, Carson, Alfred, Audrey, Holden and one on the way. Lorene is survived by her sister Velda Hindle and many nieces and nephews.

Lorene had a true passion for her family and her farming; enjoying every moment with her children and grandchildren. Over the years she was ambitious with her catering and the booth at the Stothart Ball Diamond, her baseball but most of all music and dancing. While she hadn’t quilted in a few years, she was determined that she should get back to her horseback riding.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, 1 Highland Drive, Flesherton, on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Service from the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11am. Spring interment at McNeil Cemetery. If Desired, memorial Donations to the HCSS Markdale Day Away Program would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuenralhome.ca 519-924-2810

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Maness: Sherman of Guelph and formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on February 10, 2017

Suddenly at Guelph General Hospital on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  SHERMAN MANESS, passed away at the age of 67; formerly of Sarnia. Beloved life partner of Sharon Wayling of 23 years and his cat Tovah. Dear son of the late Arthur and Elvira (nee Jackson) Maness. Sherman is survived by his sisters; Sandra (Marc) Mok and Sharren (Ray) Fisher. Sherman will be deeply missed by his many cherished friends and family in Guelph. Sherman enjoyed playing darts and played at Wolly and Fat Duck Pub. He was also a member of the Guelph Royal City Slo Pitch League for more than two decades. He was involved with the Friendship Centre movement for many years, working with the Ontario Federation of  Indigenous Friendship Centres. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of 4th. floor at the Guelph General Hospital. Funeral service will be held from the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre (1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia, ON) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes will take place at the Aamjiwnaang (Chippewas of Sarnia First Nation) Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre (1972 Virgil Avenue, Sarnia, ON) on Monday, February 13, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Memorial donations in memory of  Sherman may be made to the Ontario Federation of  Indigenous Friendship Centres. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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STRINGER:NORMAN ALLAN OF ST. PETER,ON

Posted by on February 9, 2017

STRINGER, NORMAN ALLAN

November 21st, 1938 – February 8th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving Father and Papa at the age of 78 following a brief illness at Bluewater Health Hospital Sarnia on February 8th, 2017.  Predeceased by his loving wife Monique Stringer (Deslauriers) (2003).  Father to Richard (Donald), David (Sandra), Sandra (Tom), and Tim (Echo).  Cherished Papa and fishing buddy to Matthew, John, Joshua, Jacob, Kelsey (Kevin), and Connor.  Dear brother of John (Sheila), Gordon (Susan), and Brenda.  Predeceased by his parents John and Jemima (nee Jessup), brother Joseph (Evelyn) and his sister Wilma (Larry). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Norm retired after many years of working in the Mining Industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family fishing and hunting.  This very kind and generous man will be greatly missed.

Memorial and interment will be held in Lake St. Peter in the spring.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the M. S. Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

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Debergh, Carol Ruth (nee McLean)

Posted by on February 6, 2017

Debergh, Carol Ruth (nee McLean)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice in the arms of her loving husband, Robert (Bob), after 62 years of marriage. Loving Mother of Debbie Setterington (Tom), Danny Debergh (Tina), and Nancy York (Larry). Proud Grandmother of James Tober (Fleur), Erich Tober (Christina), Rauni Tilden (Chris), Kelly Ingratta (Mike), John Debergh, Chelsea and Kaitlyn York and Devon Carreiro. Great Grandmother of Kellie Montgomery, Coleton Graham, Bailey Debergh, and Rilyon and Callum Tober. She will also be missed by many loved and loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Ruth McLean, her sisters Marion Clark (Bill), Joan Musgrove (Buck), and her brother Hugh Mclean. Survived by her sister-in law Pat McLean and brother-in law Rene Debergh (Gisele). Carol courageously fought a long, hard battle with lung disease for the past 53 years. Her Father would have been so proud that she lived past her 81st birthday. Her family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those who have helped care for Carol, which allowed her to stay home with her precious Ebby and Elly until her last days. Thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth Health Care (especially her Twyla), all the staff from CCAC and Bayshore Home Health. A special thank you to the amazing staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice for comforting her and her family on her final journey. To Carol’s dearest friends, Henriette, Veronica, Joan, Cathy and Gail, and to the best neighbours anyone could have had, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. As per Carol’s wishes cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Michael’s Parish, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington from 10 a.m. until time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Fr. Danny Santos officiating. Inurnment Erie Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Leamington. If you so desire, memorial donations, made by cheque, to Erie Shores Hospice or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Family & Friends may share their memories of Carol or make an online contribution at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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Provot: Allan F of London Formerly of Timmins

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Provot, Allan Frederick of London, in his 87th year passed peacefully with his family at his side on December 24, 2016 at University Hospital in London, Ontario. Beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth (Welcher). Loving father of Dorothy Harris, Nancy Drexler (Ray), Bonnie Whitfield (Rob), Joyce Anderson Tesmer (Bob), Gail Kerr (John) and Rick Provot (Sue). Survived by his brothers Albert Provot and David Provot and his sister Vivian Miller. Loving Grandfather of 15 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Norman F Provot, Mother Kathleen Ridley, and Step Mother Helen Glass, his siblings Leeota Morse, Kathleen Madison, Alvin Provot, Daughter Ida Louise Provot, Grandson Jeramie Drexler, and son in Law Bob Harris. Al was a Korean War Vet in the US Military; he worked in the Pamour Gold Mines in Timmins Ontario and was proud owner of Al’s Pizza in Guelph, Ontario for 12 years. Al will be missed for his quiet strength, sneaky humour, predictability, love of 649 and the Toronto Blue Jays, but most of all for his limitless amounts of cookies and Christmas candy (even in July). As per his request cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family sincerely thanks the staff at University Hospital, London, Ontario for their outstanding care and compassion.

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MONTGOMERY: Joan Marie of San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico Formerly of Toronto/Brampton, Ontario

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Riberas Del Pilar, Jalisco Mexico- Joan Marie (Peloquin) Montgomery died on Sunday, December 11th at the age of 79 in her beloved Mexico after a short illness.
January 15th 1937-December 11th 2016

Joan was predeceased by her husband Hugh Boman Montgomery (1987) and her parents Norbert and Laura Peloquin. She leaves her daughters Catherine (Katie) Laura Vanderyt (Bill) and Kelly Cora Ricketts (Todd) she was very proud of her 4 grandchildren Emily (23) Meghan (21) Vanderyt and Ivan (12), Issac (10) Ricketts. They were her true love.
She will be missed by her immediate family, nieces and nephews, friends and siblings, Edmond, Jim, Marlene and Sylvia.

Joan raised her daughters in Caledon and Brampton Ontario after her the death of her husband Hugh. She was fiercely independent, private and a true survivor. At the age of 50 she went back to high school and completed her grade 12. She then began to work in the Social Service Field which she loved until she retired in her early 60’s. She loved to be surrounded by her family and had a wonderful laugh and sense of adventure. For years while raising her daughters she dreamed of retiring in Mexico, and you could always find a book of Mexico and a box of turtles under her bed. She began her journey to Mexico in 1998 visiting yearly, always at awe that her dream came true. In 2006 she made the move to the Lake Chapala area of Jalisco Mexico permanently, fulfilling her retirement dreams.

While in Mexico she entrenched herself in the expat life, volunteering with the Red Cross, Ninos Incapacitados and the Lake Chapala society. She helped put her much loved maid Alejandra’s children through school and was proud of their accomplishments. She was a tall stately woman who was easily noticed wherever she went. Joan enjoyed travelling Mexico and learning about the culture. She was very fond of her adoptive home and loved the Mexican people saying they were the kindest, hardest working people. Joan was very proud the day she became a permanent Mexican resident. Her grandchildren called her their Mexican grandma.

After a brief illness Joan was admitted to the lovely Casa Nostra Nursing home in Riberas del Pilar, Jalisco Mexico. Her daughters were able to join her in Mexico and spend time with her before her passing.

A celebration of life will take place in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico in Februay 2017

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EVANS: JUDITH, ANNE: OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 30, 2017

EVANS, JUDY, ANNE- passed away at Bluewater Health on January 27, 2017 at the age of 68 years.  Dear mother to Bill (Stephanie) Haight and Jeff (Kristin) Haight.  Loving grandma to Andrew, Kara, Ben and Tom Haight.  Sister Cathy Ritchie. Judy was a devoted Registered Nurse and had worked all over the globe for over 30 years doing what she loved.  In Judy’s retirement she was an avid painter and loved spending time in her garden. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Bluewater Health I.C.U nurse Elizabeth and everyone who helped Judy during her stay at the Hospital.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning an hour prior to service time at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada.      

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MOORE: RALPH, CARL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 27, 2017

RALPH CARL MOORE- passed away at Bluewater Health on January 24, 2017. A teenage farm boy from Moore’s lane grew to become a skilled tradesman and a proud member of Local 663. He served a term as president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Sarnia Construction Association during his working years. He built the RABAR. Ralph was predeceased by his parents W.H. “Harry” and Reta (Haslip) Moore, his sister Trudy (Moore) Polak, and his elder son Ralph W. Moore. He was greatly loved by his wife Barbara ( Robinson) Moore and all his family: Brent Moore, son of Ralph’s elder son and Brent’s children Haley, Majofsky, Tala Moore and Brayden Moore; his son Dan,  wife Cheryl and sons Kevin and Mark; his daughter Bette (Moore) Woodley and her daughter Sarah Kell, who with her partner Jason Kell has just presented us with our latest addition, three month old Hunter; his daughter Lori (Moore) Zonneville and her daughters Erika (Melanie) and Rebecca and Becca’s two children Wayne and Aubrey. The Moore family stands tall together so we are sure Ralph will be long remembered and often spoken of by his brothers Gerald (Grace) and Charles “Chuck” (Suzanne, Deceased) and by his sisters Beverly Richards (Jim) and Linda Ryan (Doug). There will be a Celebration of Ralph’s life from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on February 4, 2017 at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center, (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia On).  In of Lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated checks only at the funeral home please.

 Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WHEELER, Lloyd Henry, formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Lloyd Henry Wheeler, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Patricia Gamble-Wheeler (née Mulcaster) of Teeswater and the late Isabel Wheeler (née Cameron) who predeceased him in May 1994.

Dear father of David Wheeler and his wife Maureen of Erinsville and Heather Montgomery and her husband Doug of Peterborough.

Missed by his grandchildren, Michela and Ashley Montgomery and Zack and Maddi Wheeler.

Fondly remembered by Pat’s family; Donna and Dennis Thompson of R. R. #3 Walkerton, David and Bonnie Gamble of Teeswater, Doug and Vickie Gamble of Paris, Derrick and Shirley Gamble of Formosa and Darlene and Don McCall of Teeswater and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Rifa (née Jenkins) Wheeler and infant brother Bruce.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (7 James Street West), Teeswater on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Spring interment Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Bluevale United Church or Teeswater Minor Ball would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Schwengsbier, Otto

Posted by on January 23, 2017

Schwengsbier, Otto

79 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Erie Shores Hospice. Beloved husband of Elfriede Schwengsbier (nee Bormann) for 60 years. Loving father of Monica Weil (Henry), Linda Johnson (John Ludwiczak) and the late Otto (2013) (Laurie). Cherished Opa of Timothy Weil (Lori), Matthew Weil (Lindsay), Aaron Johnson, Mallory and Cameron Schwengsbier and the late Andrew Schwengsbier (2007); and Special Opa of Emma, Jackson, Myla, Jaelyn and Leah. Dear brother of the late Paula Bohlen (the late Alfred), Martha Dorner (Peter), Olga Fischer (the late Joe), the late Annie Renner (Adolf), Erika Sonntag (the late Wolfgang), Margaret Schuller (the late Alfred), and Christel Cardoso (and the late Daniel); and brother-in-law of the late Gerhardt Bormann (Gerda), Maria Trittler (the late Engelbert), Erich Bormann (Maria), Bruno Bormann (Sharon) and Hilda DeWaal (Abraham). Otto is survived by many nieces and nephews and his grand dog Scooby. Otto cherished his visits from the neighbourhood children and would always have treats waiting for them. He had a soft spot for animals and birds, and made sure they always had something to eat. His generosity will be missed by many. Visiting will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Otto’s life, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11 am. Pastor Sylvia Swiatoschik officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Hospice or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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HARLOW: Thomas George William of Chatsworth, formerly of Georgetown

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Peacefully on January 14th, 2017; Thomas George William Harlow of Chatsworth, formerly of Georgetown, passed away in his 66th year after a battling cancer.

Lovingly remembered by his children Adam Harlow of Vancouver BC and Annie Harlow and her husband Tyler Damen on Strathroy Ontario.

He is dearly missed by his beloved horses Beauty and Champ and dog Perro.

Tom is also remembered by his siblings Steve Harlow and Jack Harlow.

Predeceased by his parents Ray and Julie Harlow and brother David (Chipper) Harlow.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-2:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home in Georgetown with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00p.m.

Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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FOWLER, Roy Donald, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2017

FOWLER, Roy Donald, 63, of St. Thomas, ON, passed away at home on Monday, January 16, 2017.  Roy was born on February 21, 1953 in Simcoe, ON.  He was predeceased by his parents Donald (2015) and Bernice (2001), and is lovingly remembered by his sister Anne and her husband Robert Neill.  Roy was a devoted uncle to his nephews, Christopher Neill (Christina) and Todd Neill (Andrea), and loved spending time with his great nephews and nieces who will miss him dearly.  He is also fondly remembered by several cousins and the entire Neill family.  Roy was a graduate of Arthur Voaden Secondary School, and a lifelong resident of St. Thomas.  He enjoyed a career working for Emerson Network Power (formerly Reliance Telecommunications) for more than thirty years.  He leaves behind many friends in the community.  Roy’s idea of a perfect day was lunch at Ted’s Place, sunny weather, and nothing but his motorcycle and the open road to Port Bruce and back.  Roy will always be remembered for his wonderful laugh, and even though he is no longer with us, we are comforted that he is at peace now.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave.  A service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) will be gratefully acknowledged.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  Helen Keller

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WOOLSEY, Anna

Posted by on January 11, 2017

WOOLSEY, Anna

After a long and happy life in her 98th year, Anna passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emmett Woolsey (2004). Loving mother of Robert and Teresa Woolsey, Larry and Virginia Woolsey, and Alice and the late Don Brown. She will be missed by her grandchildren Darren, Jason, Lori, Sean, Marty, Tracy, Tammy, Thomas, Michael, Tyler, Lisa, and her sixteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Private Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donation’s in Anna’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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PEVEC, Linda of Sarnia

LINDA PEVEC; 1953 – 2016 – Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 31, 2016, Linda passed away peacefully at the age of 63. She was the beloved wife of Michael for 43 years and proud mother of Michael (Crystal) and Peter (Antonella). She was the grandmother of Robert, Luka, Ashton and Seth. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Margery Schmitt of Kitchener. Linda worked for 30 years as a PSW and loved gardening, her cats, driving her Mustang and Jazz music. Special thanks to all involved with Linda’s care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services as requested by Linda. Donations can be made to ALS or the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PETRIE, Muriel of Milverton

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Muriel Petrie – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Monday December 12, 2016 at the age of 94.  Muriel was a member of the former Donegal United Church, Donegal UCW and a past president of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was a former 4H Leader in Perth County and a former crossing guard in Milverton.  In the late 1950’s, Muriel obtained her nurses aid certificate and proudly worked at Knollcrest Lodge.

Dear mother of Donna Patterson (Jim), Ken Petrie, Bill Petrie, Maureen Houston (Vince Bergin) and Bob Petrie.  Special grandma of Ken, David, Richard, Scott, Kyle, Jill, Amy, Jonathon, and Jennifer.  Sister of Earl Buchanan.  Fondly remembered by her 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents William and Alice (Thorndyke) Buchanan, daughter-in-law Deanna Petrie, sisters Marie Blackwell (Tom), Mary Park (Steve), brother Alvin Buchanan (Minnie) and sister-in-law Vera Buchanan.

In keeping with Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery, Donegal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knollcrest Lodge or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Ferris; Wayne Telford, CPA of Feversham resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on December 9, 2016

Wayne Telford Ferris, of Feversham resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Ferris; Wayne Telford CPA

Peacefully in his sleep, Wayne passed at home on Thursday, December 8, 2016 of Feversham in his 75th year. Beloved husband of 50 years to Peggy(nee Hayes). Dear father of Drew of Flesherton, Lori(James) Cannon of Seagrave, Heidi(Jim) Dimakos of Feversham and Chris(Leanne) of Arthur. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Tef, Brad, Nate, Gabe Ferris, Marley, Carter, Ethan Cannon, Emily, Magda Dimakos, Lily and Jasmine Ferris. Dear brother of Colleen(the late Jack) Knowles of Red Bay and John(Shirley) Ferris of Creemore and brother in-law of Paul(Gail) of Singhampton and Peter(Glenda) Hayes of Maxwell. Predeceased by parents Telford and Sadie Ferris. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wayne graduated from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in the top 20 in Canada in 1967. He practised as a public accountant for over 40 years with the latter being his own practice in Maxwell. His passions were farming, family, community and faith. Telling stories and laughing were among his favourite pastimes but his family was his pride and joy.

The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Saturday, December 10, from 7-9pm, Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Brethren of the Dundalk Masonic Lodge #449 are called to gather for Masonic service Sunday at 6:45pm. Funeral service from Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Monday at 11am. If desired, memorial contributions to Medical Ministry International Canada, Noah John Winston Miles Foundation or the Flesherton food bank would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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BALLAGH, Margaret “Ruth” of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 8, 2016

ballagh-ruth-web2Margaret “Ruth” Ballagh (née Bradburn) of Lucknow formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wally Ballagh who predeceased on December 6th, 2013.

Dear mother of Byron Ballagh (Maria Dunning) of Lucknow, Gary Ballagh (Janice) of R. R. #2 Teeswater and Donna Inglis (Paul) of Belmore.

Loving grandma of Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis, Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis (Jordan Errington). Great-grandma of Cayden, Cole and Landen VanderHoek, Taylor and Russell Gibson, Autumn Errington and Darien Ballagh.

Survived by her siblings Audrey and Jack Adair of Molesworth, Murray and Joan Bradburn and Shirley and Murray Keyes all of London.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dora Alton of Brussels and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Melville and Hester (née Johnson) Bradburn, daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh, great-grandson Wesley Gibson, in-laws Elda Norman (John) and Blake Alton and family friend Lois Ballagh.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Pinecrest Manor Resident’s Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BEAUDOIN: Paul Jeffrey of Puslinch, ON

Posted by on December 6, 2016

paul-beaudoin-obitOn December 3rd, 2016, courageously and surrounded by love, a cherished and devoted son, spouse, father, grandfather, and friend left this earth bound for a better place. Thanks to the generosity of a stranger and his sister, Paul was able to live life to the fullest during his 40 years with kidney disease. The loving son of June and Joseph, Paul spent 47 of his 62 years with his soulmate and high-school sweetheart Elizabeth lovingly by his side. Together, they built a home filled with love and laughter and faced life’s obstacles with optimism and grace. Despite his health challenges, Paul cherished time with his family and friends and created endless wonderful memories. He leaves behind the broken hearts of his children, Lindsay, Lauren (Mike Wilgar) and Michael (Kendra), as well as his adored grandchildren, Noah, Liam, Oliver, and Amelie, who brightened his days and filled his heart with joy. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him, remembered fondly by the Shepherd family, and survived by his brother David and his sister Barbara (Terry). The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers at The Carpenter Hospice for their genuine concern and compassion during Paul’s final days. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated. To honour Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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GILBERT, Shirley (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 5, 2016

gilbert-shirleyShirley Elizabeth Gilbert (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Kitchener and Teeswater, passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Donaldson (1972) and the late William Gilbert (2002).

Loving mother of Steven Donaldson (Mary) of Teeswater and Kendra Dubeau (Donald) of London.

Missed by her grandchildren, Sarah Dubeau (Dino Matos) of London, Curtis Donaldson (Janine), Michael Donaldson (Carley McGlynn) all of Listowel and great-grandchildren, Paige and Brandt Donaldson.

Fondly remembered by the members of the Donaldson family and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Earle and Merle (née Whytock) Hodgins, infant sister Margaret and grandchildren, Scott Donaldson and Meredith Dubeau.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service celebrating Shirley’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Inurnment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Gruenbauer: Margaret Joanne of Dutton

Posted by on December 4, 2016

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At Victoria Hospital, London on December 3, 2016 Margaret Joanne [Sullivan] Gruenbauer of Dutton in her 56th. year. Beloved wife of James Gruenbauer. Loved mother of Jennifer and Daniel of Ottawa, Christine of London, Richard, and, Robert both of Guelph. Dear sister of Elaine and Brian Barry, Maryanne Winslow and Terry Calvert, Cathy and Ron Millen, Nancy and Dan Jewell all of Smith-Ennismore, Bob and Maureen Sullivan, John and Robin Sullivan all of Douro, Donna Hawkins and Allen Rothwell of Barrie. Also survived by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Bernard and Eva [O’Brien] Sullivan. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St.. Dutton 519-762-2416 on Tuesday December 6, 2-4 & 7-9. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Joseph’s Church, Douro on Thursday December 8 at 2 p.m. Family will be present 1 hour prior to the mass. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Douro. Donations to Daffodil Auxillary-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Stark; Robert of Proton Station resting at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton

Posted by on December 3, 2016

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Surrounded by his loving family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 of Proton Station in his 75th year. Loving husband of Julia nee Handzik. Dear father of Robert, his wife Candice, Michael and his wife Amy all of London. Proud and dedicated grandfather of Julia and Gabriel. Bob will be missed by his many friends, family, and Manitoban cousins along with his beloved Honey. Bob was an avid outdoorsman enjoying the wooded area behind his home and fishing. He will always be remembered for his expertise in mycology. The Stark family would like to thank Dr. Brian Power and the incredible nursing staff at GBHS – Markdale. A private family memorial has taken place. If desired memorial contributions can be made to the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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