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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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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CARREY, Marguerite “Margot” (née Simard) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

CARREY, MargueriteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 92 years.  Wife of the late Thomas Carrey. Daughter of the late Arthur and the late Blanche (née Watier) Simard. Loving mother of Michel Carrey, Maurice Carrey (Cathy) both of Sudbury, Patrick Carrey (Gaëtane), Raymond Carrey (Josée) both of Ottawa, Normand Carrey (Helen) of Halifax and Joanne Porter (Wayne) of Curve Lake. Dear sister of Stéphane Simard (late Connie and late Henriette) of Chelmsford, Thérèse Lebel (late Roméo) of Ottawa, Philippe Simard (Agathe) of Sudbury, Roméo Simard (Ruth) of California and Georgette Paquette (Norman) of Val Therese. Predeceased by her sister Rita Bédard (Paul of Wawa) and by her brothers Jean-Paul Simard (late Yolande) and Laurent (late Janine). Predeceased by her first born grandson Tommy Jay Carrey. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Carrey (Jack Portelance), Natalie Carrey(Pat), Valerie Carrey (Justin) and Emilie Carrey all of Sudbury, Jean-François Carrey (Marie-Pierre), Nicholas Carrey (Nadine), Andrée Carrey, Jason Carrey and Chantal Carrey all of Ottawa, Stéphanie Hunt (Dustin) of Lakefield, Kenny Porter (Holly) of Ennismore and Mélanie Carrey (Phil) of Toronto. Cherished great-grandmother of Brady, Brianna, Jaxon, Nevyn, Marine, Sasha, Noah, Brady, Lily, Annabelle, Alexandre and Finley. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Ste-Anne-des-Pins Church, Sudbury. Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

 

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SIMPSON: Beverly Ann of Ottawa

Posted by on July 27, 2016

images-4Simpson, Beverly Ann died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Carlingview Manor, Ottawa. She had just begun her 8th decade.

Born January 1936 in North Bay, Beverly later moved to Ottawa and attended Fisher Park High School. Summers included visits to Kars on the Rideau and to cousins in Maine. In her teens, Bev was a cadet with the volunteer St. John Ambulance Corps and it was there that she found her life’s passion: Nursing. She graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1958 and the “Civic” became her lifelong employer. Beverly was known as a capable, versatile and adaptable nurse, particularly valued by the hospital’s administrative staff. While working full time, she continued with the St. John Ambulance Corps, rising to the rank of Nursing Officer for the Province.

Beverly was a self-contained, intelligent, engaging woman with an appreciation for the finer things in life. She loved to laugh, shop, watch baseball and hockey, talk and reminisce. She faced challenges in her life with courage. She was kind to those who needed care. She had a profound affection for her friends.

Beverly was predeceased by her mother, Olive Dorothy (nee Hinkson), father, Ernest Albert and her husband Paul Raymond. She is survived by her brothers, George of Regina and Ernest of Ottawa; cousins Florence Rost of Farmingdale Maine, Sylvia and Sandra; as well as Goddaughter, Kim Bartlett (Montreal). Other caring family, neighbours and friends mourn her loss as well. Beverly was buried privately at Pinecrest cemetery in late February through Cole Funeral Services.

Memorial gifts may be sent, to the charity of your choice, or to:
St. John Ambulance National Office
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K1J 1A3

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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MUIR, Fraser Alexander of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on July 13, 2016

Mr. Muir (2)Fraser was born in Westville, Nova Scotia, on June 27, 1924, and died at home in Wasaga Beach, ON, surrounded by his family and all of our love on July 7, 2016. Survived by his dear wife of 62 years Joan Marie (nee MacDonald) of Sydney NS, and his five children; Donald (Heather) of Toronto, ON, Sheona Ayles (John) of Quesnel, BC, Ellen (Dan Novosad) of Rosemere, QC, Sandy (Heather) of Calgary, AB and Brenda (Dalton Wenstob) of Edmonton, AB, and ten grandchildren, Heather, Jennice, Alex, Andrew, Jenna, Quinn, Riley, Fraser, Saoirse, Tobias and great grandson, Carson. Also survived by his niece and nephew Vicki (Nelson) Dengler of Gentry, AR and Robert Muir, of Dublin CA. Fraser joined the RCAF at the age of 18 and served as a mid upper gunner on the Lancaster completing 36 sorties with 50 Squadron in Bomber Command. After he returned, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University where he met the love of his life via a snowball on St. F.X. Day, Dec 3rd, 1947. Hired by Air Canada in Halifax, he spent the bulk of his 30 year career in Montreal living in Rosemere, QC, for 44 years where he served on town council for 23 of those years. He called Wasaga Beach home for the past 13 years, a setting where he routinely exercised his passion for photography capturing sunsets as God intended for them to be seen. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, RCAF Wing 441, and served on countless committees and executive bodies of community and church organizations, including the National Executive for several years with the Air Canada Pionairs. His most notable accolades for his gift of always putting others’ needs before his own are being among the first of inductees into the Hall of Thought at St. F. X. University where he was described as “a man whose creeds are sharing and self-sacrifice”. He was also recognized by the Canadian government with the Citation for Citizenship Award, as well as, being presented with the Legion of Honour from the Republic of France. His flight to heaven was direct – God’s reward for having dedicated his life to the service of his country, community, church and family. His dry wit and sense of humour meant many a laugh was shared throughout his life and he continued to make us laugh in his final days. A world traveller, a gifted storyteller, a deep listener, a magnificient dancer with only one dance partner. Godspeed, Dad, your life and love changed the world. Friends will be received on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel, 509 River Road West, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Avenue, Wasaga Beach. Thanks to Doctors Holloway, Lisi, Pressnail, and the St. Elizabeth Nurses and PSWs. Your compassion during this sacred journey for Fraser matters. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, Ontario, are welcome, though an act of kindness in his name would be equally appreciated.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HAUTALA: William (Bill) of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on July 11, 2016

images-4Age 76, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2016, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Born in Salmon Arm, BC, he was the son of the late Jack and Ina (Laitinen) Hautala.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1961, Bill worked as a reporter in Kamloops, BC. He soon caught the travel bug however, and after trekking extensively through Europe, discovered Canada’s East Coast. After an interlude in Toronto, he settled in Halifax, where he worked in a wide variety of jobs, including as roadcrew for the 1970s rock band Soma, as a crewmember onboard the Coast Guard ship Baffin, and later in his life, as the night desk manager for the Halifax YMCA.
Bill was very social – he enjoyed many a night out listening to live music or watching TV sports in local pubs and engaging in lively discussion – yet at the same time intensely private. He was a crazy dancer even into his 70s and a devoted long-time Halifax Mooseheads season ticket holder.
Extremely well-read and having an encyclopedic memory, Bill was famous for his regular completion, in ink, of the NYT crossword puzzle, with few, if any, corrections. He was a devoted uncle to his grand-nieces Lisa and Amanda McArthur.
Bill is survived by nephews and nieces Bruce McArthur, of Mineville, NS , Ian McArthur, of Chase, BC, Robert Hautala, of Kelowna, BC, Sandi Hill, of New Westminister, BC, and Nancy Ward, of Coquitlam, BC, and their families. He leaves behind extended family in the Salmon Arm area, and a wide circle of friends in Halifax. Bill was predeceased by brothers Jack and Robert Hautala, and sisters Mildred McArthur and Irene Stunden.
Special thanks are extended to staff of the VG’s Palliative Care unit for their compassionate care. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Plan Canada, or Amnesty International.

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SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael

SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael – At Bluewater Health, on Monday, June 20, 2016, Tony Sekerak died at the age of 56. Survived by his sister Rosemary Crabtree, Plympton-Wyoming and brothers Jim (Maryjane) Sekerak, Sarnia, Stephen Sekerak (Mary Lou Roche), Jeddore, N.S., David Sekerak (Margaret), Windsor, Emil Sekerak, Hamilton and Richard Sekerak, Halifax, N.S. Tony is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Louis & Anne Sekerak and infant son Dustin. The family wishes to acknowledge the special care given to Tony by Dr. Chris Greensmith, the staff at Palliative Care and CCAC. Thank you to his loyal buddy’s Ab Somlai and Bill Franks. Cremation has taken place with a private interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. (519-344-3131) Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Tony Sekerak in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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McCartney, John Lockhart of Sarnia

McCartney-webMcCARTNEY, JOHN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 28, 2016, John Lockhart McCartney, age 92 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband for 65 years of the late Helen “Bunnie” (Seeley) McCartney (2011). He will be sadly missed by his daughter Patricia Alice Kohn (Erling) of Sarnia and son David John (Beth Parisotto) of Vancouver. He is survived by grandchildren Julieanne Welsh (Gregory), David Erling Kohn, Matthew Christian Kohn, Nathan David McCartney, Benjamin Samuel McCartney, Sara Parisotto Simeone and Stephanie Perisotto, great-grandchildren Bradley Gregory Welsh and Emily Claire Welsh. He was also predeceased by his daughter Margaret Jane (1979), parents David (1967) and Gemima Grainger (1965) and his brother David Grainger McCartney (2004). Dad was a proud New Brunswicker and was born in St. John on October 22nd, 1923. He was an ardent community supporter and was involved in many community activities. The ones he was most proud of were; He was a former Chair of the Board of the Lambton Health Unit. Dad was a Provincial Appointee to the District Health Council and a Provincial Appointee to the St. Clair Parkway where he served on this Board for 10 years, the last 5 as Vice-Chairman. He retired from Ethyl Canada in 1983. His WWII service from 1941 was in the Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS Huron). He was mentioned in dispatches. He was a founding member of the committee to preserve his sister ship, the HMCS Haida which is now a living museum in Hamilton, ON. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Dad’ life held at a future date. Memorial gifts made to Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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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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BERTHELOT, Constance (née Forcier) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2016

BERTHELOT, ConstanceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Ulric “Rickie” Berthelot of Val Caron. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Jeanne (née Vinette) Forcier. Loving mother of Gérald (Dianne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, J.P. of Sudbury, Gilles (Angela) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Joanne Marois (Eric) and Carole Perreault (Alain) both of Ottawa. Predeceased by her sister Yvette Young and her brother Ronald Forcier. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Martin (Cydney), Matthew (Amy), Sarah, Courtney, Rachelle, Anick (Jake), Isabelle, Nickola, Kaëlle (Christian), Kollin (Roxanne) and by her great-grandchildren Claire and Evelyn. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley.  Donations to the St-Joseph Continuing Care can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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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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LAWRENCE: Rob of London and formerly of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Rob Lawrence pic editedLAWRENCE- Rob Lawrence of London passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the age of 41.  He is survived by his two boys Graydon and Hudson Mol-Lawrence and their mother Angela Mol; his siblings Margaret (Paul) Jeffery and their daughter Myranda of St. Thomas, Jeff (Kim) Lawrence and their children Carter and Owen of St. Thomas, Shawn Lawrence (Shannon Spratt) and their children Violet and Nicholas of Halifax, David (Sharon) Vandendriessche of Sarnia, and Kimberley (Claudio) Zungia and their son Brandon of Sarnia; by his parents Joan (Paul) Smith of Union and Rick (Barbara) Lawrence of St. Thomas; and by a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., where the funeral will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow, with a private interment of ashes on a later date.  If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association or a Trust Fund for Graydon and Hudson would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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WOOD: Mr. Thomas Gordon of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on March 22, 2016

Wood (2)Veteran – Second World War – RCAF

Died peacefully on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 90.  Tom (Tommy) of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of the late Joan.  Loving father of Lesley (Bob Owen), Corinne Hagerman (Ken Bodnar), Nancy (Gary Wanless), Scott (Debbie), Sharon (Byron Henderson), Ian (Leslie Maher) and Heather Wood.  Cherished Grandpa Tommy to Sarah, Kara, Darcy, Geordie, Leissa, Cory, Ethan, Anna Lee, Callie, Brandon, Carlie, Alecia, Quinn, Audrey, Tom, Katie, Maggie and Eira and to 24 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Mervyn (Marilyn) and the late Beverly (the late Don Dixon).  Dear brother-in-law of Mavis (Bobby LaForest) and the late Ross (the late Evie) McDonald.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Douglas Hagerman. Tom will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends.  Following a lengthy and accomplished career, Tom and Joan settled in Wasaga Beach for their retirement.  They were committed to their new community, involved with the Friends of Nancy Island, the Wasaga Beach Public Library, Probus, the Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Piping Plovers Project, a volunteer at the General & Marine Hospital and fostering many friendships but Tom was first and foremost committed to his family.  He will be missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel on Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow at Waterside Retirement Lodge.  If desired, donations to Lupus Ontario or The Friends’ of Nancy Island would be appreciated by Tommy’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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BALLANTYNE, William Leonard “Len” of Grand Bend, formerly of Mississauga, age 92

Posted by on March 17, 2016

BALLANTYNE, Len 2BALLANTYNE:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, March 13, 2016, William Leonard “Len” Ballantyne, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of Mississauga, age 92.  Beloved husband of the late Jeanne (Van Lommen) Ballantyne, and much loved companion of Paulina (Kilbertus) Clark.  Loved father of Noella Ballantyne of Mississauga.  Loving grandfather of Kerry Briceland and Terry Briceland.  Treasured by Paulina’s children Lianne Clark and Randy Hall of Halifax, Nancy Clark and Doug Bennet of Toronto, Ronald and Michelle Clark of Newmarket and his extended grandchildren Nathan Bennet, Eliza Bennet, Raymond Clark, Brianna Clark and Mackenzie Clark.  Fondly remembered by his great-nephew David and Sharon Ballantyne and many other nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents William and Nellie (Conroy) Ballantyne, brothers Theodore Ballantyne and Harold Ballantyne, sisters Helen Fraser and Audrey Clarkin.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Officiating.  Interment Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 1810, Albion Rd., Etobicoke on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1 p.m. Len served during World War II with the Queens Own Rifles as a dispatcher and jeep driver.  To honour Len’s great love of animals, If desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque to the Toronto District Humane Society  would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BERTHELOT, Constance (née Forcier) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on February 5, 2016

BERTHELOT, ConstanceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Ulric “Rickie” Berthelot of Val Caron. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Jeanne (née Vinette) Forcier. Loving mother of Gérald (Dianne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, J.P. of Sudbury, Gilles (Angela) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Joanne Marois (Eric) and Carole Perreault (Alain) both of Ottawa. Predeceased by her sister Yvette Young and her brother Ronald Forcier. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Martin (Cydney), Matthew (Amy), Sarah, Courtney, Rachelle, Anick (Jake), Isabelle, Nickola, Kaëlle (Christian), Kollin (Roxanne) and by her great-grandchildren Claire and Evelyn. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley. Donations to the St-Joseph Continuing Care can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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MACDONALD, Marven G. of London

Posted by on December 31, 2015

MacDonald Marven-Canada ObitsMACDONALD, Marven – At Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, surrounded by his family, Mr. Marven G. MacDonald of London in his 80th year. Loving husband of 57 years to Helen (Lake) MacDonald.  Cherished Dad of Ron (Susann) and Lloyd MacDonald all of London.  Dear brother of Floyd (Joyce) MacDonald of Canning, Nova Scotia.  Proud Pappy of Drew and Kailie, Annalise and Steven.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Frank Mantz officiating.  Cremation and interment of ashes at Dorchester Union Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marv are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.  For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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