GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  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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FARRELL: Kevin “Tom” of London

Posted by on September 6, 2017

FARRELL, Kevin “Tom”

With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017, with his wife and children by his side at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Maria Eugenia Sará de Farrell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud father of Stephanie Colleen Weber (Daryl) and Alexander Kevin Farrell. Adoring Tata of Jettsen, Ripken, Lowyn, Broden. Caring brother of Alexander (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter (Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose Antoino), Salvador (Carmen Cecelia), Gabriel (Susana) and Juan (Tamara). Playful uncle of many nieces and nephews around the world. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander, his brother Brian and his brother-in-law Miguel and sister-in-laws Maria Antonieta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, protector, humourist, intellectual, cheerleader, gentle giant, cool dude. Born in small-town Amherst, N.S. Raised by single mom of 7 boys. Award-winning mathematician, talented athlete, 2nd Lieutenant of COTC. Insatiable hunger for knowledge; before The Internet, there was Kevin. Mount Allison University scholarship then bright lights of Montreal. Walked into Sun Life head office on Friday-no appointment-started career on Monday. Re-programmed Sun Life’s entire payroll system and then again at Honeywell Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Became fluent in Spanish by embracing culture and telling funny jokes to anyone and everyone. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Proposed after 1 month, married in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ’81, promoted to I.T. executive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promising career to move family to Dartmouth where “his children could experience Canadian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hortons, lakes, and the Maritimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laughter, positive energy, and caring soul to parents/children of wife’s successful preschool (27yrs). Continued mastery of corny jokes, travel, exotic cuisine, encyclopedias, technology, Montreal Canadiens/Expos, music, movies, fine art, collectibles, nature walks, animals, new and old friends, his dream home, his children, his grandchildren and, most importantly, his love for Kena. After retirement moved to London, Ontario to be closer to children/grandchildren, and eventually passed away in St. Thomas-a small town befitting his birthplace and childhood nickname “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, collecting and skipping rocks. The family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview Home for their generous love and care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colourful and happy attire. Another celebration will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Valleyview Home, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 0A3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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FLETCHER: Betty of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia Formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Betty Isabel (nee Miller) Fletcher was born on September 1, 1921, in Brockville, Ontario, to Frank Archer and Rena (nee Dowell) Miller. She was their only child. Betty stayed in Brockville until 1945. Through her volunteer involvement with the Canadian Army’s officer training camp in Brockville, she met her husband, Newton Herndon Fletcher, who had traveled up from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, to join the Canadian forces during World War II. They were married in February 1943.
After the war, they moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Herndon, or Fletch as he was popularly known, attended Harvard Law School while Betty was employed in clerical positions. Eventually they moved to New York and settled in Westchester County. While Fletch worked as a corporate lawyer for Uniroyal in Manhattan, Betty continued to work in clerical and editorial capacities. In 1956, their one and only child, Diana Gail, was born. As a family, they attended the Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York.
Subsequently, they lived in Southbury, Connecticut; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Athens, Ontario, Canada; Sarasota, Florida. They both loved golf and curling. Betty adored playing bridge. And they treasured their numerous overseas trips. Betty liked having a couple of pets most of her life, especially their English bulldog, Cromwell.
After Fletch passed away in May 2000, Betty lived alone in Sarasota, Florida, until she moved back to Canada to be with Diana and her husband, Ian, in 2014. She ended her life on June 27, 2017, in the country in which she began it, having enjoyed a varied, active and edifying life.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Diana Gail Fletcher-deZeeuw, and son-in-law, Ian Arie de Zeeuw, of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, as well as second and third cousins in Eastern Ontario.

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ROSS: Kim of Halifax Formerly of Sydney

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Kim Hugh Ross of whites lake, formally from Sydney, Nova Scotia which occurred on June 25, 2017.

Born in Sydney he was the son of late Samuel Ivan Ross who predeceased him two days prior and by his mother Dena Cohen Ross who predeceased him 13 years to the day. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 28 years Ronalda (Goguen), his children Leanne and Evan as well as his Granddaughter Leigha; Sisters Pam (Bruce) and Wendy; Mother-in-Law, sister and bother-in-Laws; several nieces and nephews and his dog Gomic. We would also like to thank Dr Harris Crooks for the care he provided.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or visitations by Kim’s wishes.

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Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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BISSONNETTE, Beverley May of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 16, 2017

BISSONNETTE, Beverley May

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15th, 2017. Beverley (Bridgen) Bissonnette aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Vincent Bissonnette. Loving mother of Paul Bissonnette of Brockville, Terri Quinn (Wayne) of Dartmouth , NS and Sandra Bradley (Martin) of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Katie Quinn, Mitchell Bradley (Brianna), Sean Quinn, Danielle Astleford (John), Erin Mercier (Kevin); and great grandmother of Maxwell Bradley, Kohen Mercier and Paisley Bradley. Dear sister of Frank Bridgen (Marie) and Audrey Beach. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Dorothy (Hobbs) Bridgen.

There will be a private graveside service held.  In memory of Beverley, donations to the CHEO Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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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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HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dear father of Elizabeth (John), Roger (Josephine) and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Julia, Cory, Brandi, Roman and Lucas. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family ceremony where his cremated remains will be spread according to his wishes. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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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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MATWYUK, Kenneth of Belleville

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Matwyuk, Kenneth – peacefully at his residence, with family at his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in his 69th year.  Son of the late John and Frances Matwyuk.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Tripp) of Belleville.  Loving father of Peter (Ashley) of Stirling and Proud grandfather of Lillianne. Dear brother of Marie Cole of Lower Sackville, NS, Michael (Deborah) Matwyuk of Prince George, BC and Janine (Blaine) Brethour of Penticton, BC.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Ken was a Trustee of Genoa Assembly #0863 and a former Treasurer of Archbishop Wilhelm Council #1008 of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid outdoorsman, an active member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading prayers at 5:30 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment of the urn at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
ROBERT ALLEN DORRINGTON
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

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KITCHEN: Penny of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Daughter, Penny Kitchen, Age 53 on January 23rd, 2017 in the QEII Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. At Penny’s request her body was donated to Dalhousie University for science.

Penny was born in Halifax, England on January 24th, 1963. She is survived by her mom and dad, Lawrence and Dorothy Kitchen, brother Peter and his wife Lisa, sister Patricia (Phonchareon) and her husband Dang Phonchareon, five nieces and nephews, who she loved very much, Jason Phonchareon, Fiona Kitchen, Joshua Phonchareon, Finnian Kitchen and Grady Kitchen. She also has many relatives in Canada, US and the UK. Penny’s dog Peppy was very special to her.

Penny graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she later attended NSCC where she obtained a Diploma in Web-Design.

She was a fierce advocate for human rights. On the 39th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dec. 10th, 1987 she received an award from the Government of Nova Scotia. Penny enjoyed participating in the Dalhousie Health Mentors Program. She was also a Board Member of Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity NSLEO.

Penny’s life and accomplishments were often the subject of news articles, public speaking events using her augmentative communication device and of a CBC documentary released in 1980, which went on to win the ACTRA award for best documentary.

Penny was very passionate about playing the Para-Sport of Boccia. In 2013 Penny won two bronze medals, in the singles and team events at the Canadian Nationals in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2014 she came home with a team silver at the Canadian Nationals in Whitby, Ontario. At the Nationals in Vancouver in March 2016 she won a pairs bronze medal.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kelvin Young, her nurse Marsha and the other staff members of Cancer Care Nova Scotia and her dedicated personal care attendants for the excellent support and care that she received.

Penny, you lived such a courageous and inspiring life! Despite the enormous challenges placed in front of you, the discrimination you faced, the heartache you felt … you lived your life to the fullest and taught so many of us about love, laughter, dignity, faith, patience, perseverance and generosity. You will be missed dearly by your family and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 2:00 pm., on January 28th at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS B3K 5B1
Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service

A gathering for all family and friends will be held at Patricia’s home at 7:00 pm, 6046 Cherry Street, Halifax. Donations in Penny’s name may be made to the Refugee Fund at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS, B3K 5B1 or online at
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/889558441RR0001-lutheran-church-of-the-resurrection.

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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

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SILLS: Joan Beatrice of Belleville

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Sills, Joan Beatrice – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 85th year. Daughter of the late William and Anne Meens. Beloved wife of the late Keith Sills. Dear mother of Bruce (Ida) Sills, Kelvin Sills, Joanne (Rod) Moring, Steven (Tanya Hyderman) Sills. Predeceased by son Franklin Sills and daughter Darlene Sills. Dear grandmother of Aaron, Harley, Jackson, Jamie, Courtney and remembered by her extended family Darrel (Sharon) Seeley and their children; Amanda (Kevin) Crocker, Connor, and Stephanie (Dom) Donato. Sister of Bill (Myrtle) Meens of Massassauga, Harry (Jeanette) Meens of Halifax and predeceased by sisters Gladys (Harry) Doolittle, Katherine (Fred) Titus, Hilda (Roy) Milligan and by brothers Arthur (Ethel) Meens, Hilda (Roy) Milligan, James (Mary) Meens and Fred (Rose) Meens. Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Wednesday January 4th, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Steele Family Centre. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NEWTON: Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

NEWTON, Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Wife of 63 years to the late Howard Newton (2006).  Mother of Lee Newton (Jocelyne) of Montréal, and the late Glenn Newton (1988) (Jeannie of Lambeth).  Grandmother of Trisha, Lori, Sarah, Heather, Trevor, Sammy and Liana.  Great grandmother of Tara, Tyler, Taya, Jackson, and Heron.  Great great grandmother of Mackenzie.  Born in Fleet, England, May 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Rose (nee Moody) Silver.  She was an English war bride.  Daphne was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Tuck Shop.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Cremation to follow.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre gratefully acknowledged.

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CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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LYNN: Walter Alfred of Clearview Township

Posted by on October 2, 2016

lynn0002Died peacefully on Friday September 30, 2016 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 86.  Walter of Clearview Township, beloved husband of the late Audrey (nee Morrow).  Loving father of David (Linda Gore), Gordon (Cheri), Murray, Danny, Nancy (Michael Rawn) and Sandra (Jeff Conn).  Cherished grandfather of Adam, Christine, Kayle, Brad, Darcy, Michael, Matthew, Christy, Alex and Ben and great grandfather of Arianna, Chloe, Danica, Dante, Logan and Gage.  Walter is predeceased by his sisters Anne Gonneau, Grace Martin and Willow Bowser.  He will also be missed by the Morrow family, his many nieces and nephews and his many friends.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner  on Monday October 3, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 o’clock.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Walter’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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RAYNARD: Edmund (Ned) Leslie of Argyle, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Raynard, Edmund (Ned) Leslie , of Argyle, Nova Scotia, passed away at Hastings Manor in Belleville, Ontario,  on Sunday, September 18th, in his 99th year. Beloved husband (for 71 years) of Jessie May (nee Roberts) Raynard . Dear father of Karen MacLeod of Belleville. Dear Grandfather of Heather (Mike) Yearwood and Holly (Corey) Phillips, both of Belleville. Dear grandfather of Alec, Madison, Mackenzie and Foster, all of Belleville area. Dear brother of Andrew Raynard, of Yarmouth County. Mr. Raynard was predeceased by his parents, the late Herbert and Leta (nee Hamilton) Raynard, and by five brothers, Victor, Vernon, Russell, Arthur, and Donald, and by three sisters, Mrs. Edna Melbourne, Hope Gray, and Freda Raynard. Mr. Raynard is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Raynard will be resting at the Sweeney Funeral Home in Yarmouth.

The family will receive friends Friday evening (September 23rd) from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Sweeney Funeral Home on Saturday September 24th, at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle, NS.

Memorial donations to the Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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NORTON: Mary Gertrude (Trudy) of Vancouver Formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Mary Gertrude (Trudy) Age 79 years of Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully July 24, 2016. Daughter of the late John and Mary Dempsey of Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Andra and Jeremy McKay; sister, Jean; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. On-line condolences to andra.mckay@ubc.ca

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MACDONALD: Terrance John of Keremeos, BC Formerly of Britannia Beach, BC

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4The Sailor’s delight sun went down on the life of Terrance “T-Mac” MacDonald on Friday June 3/2016. He is predeceased by his father John Brown, his mother Norma Alberta and his brother Guy. He is survived by his first mate and love of his life Mona, brother Leroy (Bev), sister Vivian (Martin), son Darren (Shannon), daughter Rae (Hooman), son Neil (Monica), daughter Natalie (Josh), grandkids; Sebastian, Danielle, Teya, Keanna, Karis, Rylee, Griffin and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was a larger than life man who lived for his family and the moment. He had a life full with adventure, large bellowing laughs, bear hugs, music and true love. He was an NCO in the Canadian Navy, a builder and fixer of all things, an inspirer who left his mark on every person he met. The world is less without him even though the lives of everyone he knew are richer for having him in it. We love you T-Mac, until we meet again.

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ACKLES: Enid W. of Ladysmith Formerly of St John, Ottawa, Montreal, Montebello

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Chemainus – Enid Wilhelmina Ackles, aged 83 of Ladysmith BC, passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre in Chemainus BC with family present at 2:45 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Enid is survived by her husband Douglas; son Donald and his partner Karin; son Brian and partner Catherine; grandson David and partner Kai; brother Hazen and wife Murial; brother Ken and wife Joan; and sister-in-law Diane and husband Mark.

Born and raised on a farm outside St. John NB, Enid lived most of her life in Ottawa, Montreal, and Montebello Quebec before retiring to Ladysmith in 2006

Enid grew up on a farm outside St John New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Hazen, Ken, Lloyd and Fraser and parents Olive and Harry. After finishing school, Enid started teaching at the local one-room school before training as a registered nurse at the St. John General Hospital. Enid spent her life in service to others as a teacher, a nurse, and a volunteer. A wonderful wife and mother, her journey through life touched more people than anyone will ever know. Married for 59 years to Douglas, and with a career as nurse for nearly 50 years, Enid always put others first. In her later years as a nurse she worked primarily in palliative care and with nursing homes, ensuring the best level of care was available to everyone. Family was important to Enid, with 19 nieces and nephews, family holidays at the farm were a time for celebration and being together. Enid always had time for others, volunteering with the church, or taking holiday shifts at the hospital so others could be with their younger families.
Never afraid of a challenge, Enid learned to swim as an adult, took up skiing (downhill, cross country and water), became an avid golfer, and traveled extensively in Canada, the US and Europe.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Enid’s journey was peaceful to the end due in large part to their dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Her journey is now done, and as always she wasn’t in it to compete or win, but she still finished first. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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