VANDERKRUK, William “Bill” of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Bill’s earthly journey ended March 23, 2017. He moved to Paradise, to tend the heavenly gardens to his heart’s content. Bill was an avid plant propagator and loved roses. Loved by his wife Ria for 51 years; children John and Malita Vanderkruk, Irene and Andrew Dykstra, Sharon and Gerald Kodde, Deborah and Lawrence Moore, Philip and Erin Vanderkruk; grandchildren Natasha, Daniel, Thomas, Josiah, Chantal, Cameron, Kelsey, Liam, Nathan, Caleb, Rachel, Salome, Clara; siblings Neil and Linda, Art and Dorthy, Cor and Alida, Nel and Bill, Ann and Rene, Laurie and Sam, Pauline and John; Ria’s siblings, Fred, Bob and Chris, Janneke, Ena and Ben, Pauline and Rients, Joanne and Hank, Marinus and Yvonne, Dave and Kathy, and faithful caregivers Audrey, Fatima, Sharon M, Florence, Rosie and Elizabeth, Sharon A. Visistation will be on Sunday, March 26, 6-9 p.m. and a Memorial Service will take place on Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Both Visitation and Service will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 616 Dundas St. E., Waterdown, ON

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

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ROYAL, Marielle of Point Edward

ROYAL  MARIELLE – Marielle Royal, age 71 of Sarnia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born to the late Albert Gendron and Lilianne Gendron on June 5, 1945 and will be joining them along with her late best friend Larry Cunningham and late husband Tom Royal. Marielle was a dedicated member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years where she made many lifelong friends. Marielle also spent most of her adult life as a member of the Blue Mountain Ski club and not only enjoyed but excelled in playing cards. Family and close friends were Marielle’s passion and delight. She will be missed by all. Marielle leaves behind her children Laurie, Alan and Heather Cunningham, grandchildren Lynn and Jennifer Brownlee and Mitchell and Spencer Cunningham, great grandchildren Jesse Brownlee, Kaydence Perkins, Kodee and Landon Brownlee. Marielle is also survived by many cherished lifelong friends. A private family service has taken place at Marielle’s wishes, with a memorial for friends to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SEWERS, Muriel (née Keith) of St. Marys formerly of Barrie

Posted by on March 11, 2017

Muriel Jeanette Sewers (née Keith) of St. Marys and formerly of Barrie passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Mac Sewers of St. Marys.

Loving mother of Marlene Vanesse (Gerald) of Thamesville, Madelyn Moore (Robert) of Green Cove Springs, Florida, Golda Wilson (Richard) of St. Marys and Joyce Roberts (Scott) of Orange Park, Florida.

Sadly missed by 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Survived by her brother, David Keith (Ellen) of Belmore, brother-in-law Austin Loree of Lucknow and sisters-in-law Margaret Keith of Goderich and Eleanor Keith of Markham.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Duncan and Mary (née Stobo) Keith, brothers Evan Keith, Mac Keith (Fern) and Bob Keith, sisters Marion Reid (John), Irene McAllister (Neil) and Mildred Loree.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. with Cathy Sewers officiating.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Marys United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BELL, David of Petrolia

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Suddenly on Sunday, February 26, 2017, DAVID BELL, of Petrolia passed away in his 64th year.  The son of the late Nelson (1971) and Amy (2010) Bell.   David will be lovingly missed by his wife of 37 years Diana (nee Barta).   He was the loving father to Brian Bell and Katie Brown, Tara and Ryan Tidridge, and Michael Bell and Aislynn Novacic.  David was the proud grandfather to Aiden Bell and Mason Tidridge.    David was a brother to Hazel (the late Harold) Roberts, John (June) Bell, Gail (the late Bill) Boyd, June (Steve) Price, Alice (the late Morley) Miller, the late Donna (Joe) Morreau, Shirley (Don) McKay, Cecil (Diane) Bell, Ron (Jean) Bell, Robin (Gina) Bell, and the late Graham Bell and Sidney Bruce Bell.  He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.   He was an active member of I.O.O.F. Lodge Florence #196.  Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  I.O.O.F. will hold a memorial service at 6:45 p.m.  A funeral service will he held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am from Christ Church Anglican, 414 Oil St. Petrolia. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 am.   Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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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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GANTZ: Jesselee Adam of Hamilton

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Feb 15, 1954-January 29, 2017. Left to mourn his loss are sisters Roslynn (Claudio) Memme, Ronda Ploughman, niece Jessica (Bill) Hallman and children, beloved companion Susan McPhail (Squirrel) and sons Edward and Reggie Ploughman. Predeceased by parents Pearl and James Ploughman and younger brothers Monty and David.

Adam was in every sense of the word an old world craftsman/artisan and musician. Using only antique equipment and very old methods of production to hand produce his products, he was a recognized master bookbinder, master bootmaker and tailor. He specialized in civil war clothing and period costume. His rare hand sewn “boots with no cuts” were in demand around the world. He was a publisher of the arcane using specialized papers and old style printing presses. His books published under the imprint OBR and Acorn are now held in private collections and are highly sought after for their rarity and quality of workmanship.

Adam wrote and played his own music (drums and guitar). He performed with local groups and also left behind a small library of his own music. His love of cats translated into several generations of black and white “shop” cats – all named John Henry. Adam had a heart for the USA and spent many years living and traveling there with most of his time spent in Tacoma, WA, PA, and NY. His unique gifts, strength of personality and enjoyment of others, led to many long and enduring friendships over his lifetime. No-one could tell a story like Adam and few would match his creative and outrageous sense of humor. Adam was uncompromising in his commitment to live life on his own terms. His passing leaves us deeply saddened and feeling like it is the end of an era. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

A private service by close friends and family will be held on Wednesday February 1st with internment to follow at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charity of your choice or to one of the many animal rescue groups in the city.

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DAVIES: LOIS EMELINE (NEE HENDERSON) OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

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

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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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GANTZ: Jesselee Adam of Hamilton

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Feb 15, 1954-January 29, 2017. Left to mourn his loss are sisters Roslynn (Claudio) Memme, Ronda Ploughman, niece Jessica (Bill) Hallman and children, beloved companion Susan McPhail (Squirrel) and sons Edward and Reggie Ploughman. Predeceased by parents Pearl and James Ploughman and younger brothers Monty and David.

Adam was in every sense of the word an old world craftsman/artisan and musician. Using only antique equipment and very old methods of production to hand produce his products, he was a recognized master bookbinder, master bootmaker and tailor. He specialized in civil war clothing and period costume. His rare hand sewn “boots with no cuts” were in demand around the world. He was a publisher of the arcane using specialized papers and old style printing presses. His books published under the imprint OBR and Acorn are now held in private collections and are highly sought after for their rarity and quality of workmanship.

Adam wrote and played his own music (drums and guitar). He performed with local groups and also left behind a small library of his own music. His love of cats translated into several generations of black and white “shop” cats – all named John Henry. Adam had a heart for the USA and spent many years living and traveling there with most of his time spent in Tacoma, WA, PA, and NY. His unique gifts, strength of personality and enjoyment of others, led to many long and enduring friendships over his lifetime. No-one could tell a story like Adam and few would match his creative and outrageous sense of humor. Adam was uncompromising in his commitment to live life on his own terms. His passing leaves us deeply saddened and feeling like it is the end of an era. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

A private service by close friends and family will be held on Wednesday February 1st with internment to follow at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to the charity of your choice or to one of the many animal rescue groups in the city.

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ZIMMERMAN: Ross Glen of Burlington, formerly of Carlisle

Posted by on January 27, 2017

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A kind and gentle man died on January 27, 2017 in his 88th year. Ross was a loving husband to Ginny Silverthorne and his late wife Marion (2004). A proud and caring father to his son Glen and wife Debbie. Dear grandfather to Jamie (Lisa), Doug (Jodi) and Glen (Paula). Great-grandfather to Nathan, Riley, Ashton, Paige and Callum. A special uncle to Ruth Sisco. Predeceased by his brother Melvin and survived by his sister and kindred spirit, Betty Alderson. Ross was loved by his extended family and will be missed by his many friends. Friends will remember him as a passionate fisherman and a sports enthusiast. Ross was an avid bid euchre player and sought-after partner, involving much laughter and high stakes. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment and reception to follow at Carlisle United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Joseph Brant Hospital would be appreciated.

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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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FORTH: W. Elgin of Dundas, ON

Posted by on January 25, 2017

 

October 14, 1925 – January 23, 2017

Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Monday, January 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Dolores for 70 years. Dear father of Ken (Deborah), and Allan (Ann). Much loved grandfather of Holley, Kenny (Marsha), Heather (Brad), Melanie, and Matthew, and great grandfather of Claire, Riley, and Wyatt. Brother of Audrey. Predeceased by his brother Irvin, and sister Doris. Past Master of Waterdown Lodge #357- 1980. DDGM of Hamilton Masonic District A – 1990. Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. Past Patron, Order of the Easter Star Waterdown Lodge #309. Elgin worked tirelessly in the Market Garden Industry for over 75 years as co-owner of Forthdale Farms. Special thanks to the staff at Amica, Dundas and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their wonderful care and support. Visitation at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital (Mary Grace Wing and Surgical Centre) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Bakody: Wayne Winston of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Wayne passed away peacefully at Maple Villa, Burlington on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the age of 76 years. Survived by his brother David (Anne) Bakody. Predeceased by his brother Eugene ‘Gene’ Bakody. He will be missed by his nieces Natalie, Jennifer, and Lisa, his nephew Chris, and their families. Wayne was a long-time volunteer with Red Cross, The Village Manor, Alexander Place and many other establishments around Waterdown. He was a kind and gentle man who will be fondly remembered by many. Private cremation has taken place. Interment Grace Anglican Cemetery, Waterdown. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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DURST: Ina Mae of Waterdown, ON formerly of Clinton, ON

Posted by on January 25, 2017

Peacefully at Alexander Place, surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in her 97th year. Ina Mae Durst, of Waterdown, formerly of Goderich and Clinton area until 2005, youngest daughter of Edward and Clara Maskell, beloved wife of the late Milford Durst (2004); dear mother of Eleanor Mae and Ron Steepe of Waterdown and Barbara (predeceased 2008) and Mike Southwood of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Linda Mae Ogilvie (David), Marjorie Lenko (Peter), Donna Shewchyk (Mark) and Chris Finkle and seven great-grandchildren; Liam and Ella Ogilvie, Emily Lenko, Vanessa, Isabella, Ava and Cole Shewchyk. Predeceased by sister Cepha Mary Grace Bell and brother Arthur Edward Maskell. Her education in Goderich High School included a two year business course which has served her well over the years. Ina Mae was an active member of the Benmiller United and Wesley-Willis United Church, former President of the Canadian Cancer Society for Huron County and former member of the Horticultural Society. Ina Mae and Milford were owners of the ‘Durst Farm and Garden Centre’ in Clinton and were involved in many other community activities. In 2005, Ina Mae moved to Village Manor followed by Alexander Place in Waterdown. Her family extend their thanks to both caring staffs. In Waterdown she was welcomed by St James United Church, and continued to take part in many family events and activities. A visitation was held on Tuesday, January 24 at the Kitching,Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill Street, Waterdown, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held at Falconer Funeral Home, 153 High Street, Clinton, Ontario on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm followed by a Spring interment at Colborne Cemetery. In memory of Ina Mae, donations to the Clinton Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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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.

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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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Graham, Brian of Sarnia

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GRAHAM, BRIAN – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Brian Allen Graham, age 64 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Graham, his sisters Donna Graham, Sandra Graham, Lillian Cole, Eleanor Steiner and brother David Graham. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joyce Graham and nephews Rodney Cote and Stan Cole. Brian was a performer and entertainer and loved to make people laugh. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILVERTHORNE: Walter Richard “Dick” of London

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed peacefully at University Hospital in London on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Loving husband to Joyce for 54 years. Dear father of Kellie Butler (husband Ben) and Chris Silverthorne (wife Ann). Cherished grandfather of Laura, Cheryl, Sara Silverthorne and Stephanie Byerson Butler and great-grandfather to Weston. Visitation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when a Funeral Service will begin, all at FLAMBOROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH, 41 Concession 5 East, Waterdown. Cremation to follow.

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YOUNG: George of Lucan

Posted by on January 11, 2017

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, of Lucan, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Mary (Smith) Young for 65 years.  Dear father of Nancy Murray of Hamilton, Sharon and Gord Blane of Lucan, and Diane Young and Phil Davis of Ilderton.  Dear grandfather of Jennifer Murray and Jamie Vallely; Mike Murray and Kathleen Bingham; Rebecca and James McNaughton, Matthew Blane; and Jessica Davis; and great-grandfather of Quinn, Connor, Jocelyn, Jonathan, Tyler, and Carmen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gord and Jean Young of London, and Jean Smith of New Brunswick.  Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Ray Murray, sister Evelyn Coughlin and her husband Bob, and brother-in-law Robert Smith.  George will always be remembered for his love of horses, riding his bicycle, and for the joy that he took in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A special thank-you to the nurses, doctors and support staff at South Huron Hospital for their care and compassion.

Please gather at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, January 13th at 9:30 AM for a funeral service, which will be held at 10 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating.  Cremation with spring interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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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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MACDONALD: DONNA, GRACE (HILL) OF SARNIA

 MACDONALD, DONNA GRACE (HILL) of Sarnia peacefully passed away at her residence January 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late George and Ethel (Thurlow) Hill. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) MacDonald (1969). Survived and missed by children David, Ian (Diana), Heather and Shelley. Predeceased by children Brad (1995), Bruce (2001) (Carol) and Cynthia (1961). Cherished by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Gary (Shirley) Hill and Grant (Ann) Hill. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Harold, Hilda and Connie. Also survived by special and dear friends Alice and Garry Goodall and family. Catherine and Don Wardell and family. Donna’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team for their care and compassion, with special thanks to Dr. Kim and Gloria. At Donna’s request no visitation or service is to take place. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will be held at a later date, at Resurrection Cemetery Sarnia. Donations may be made to St. Clair Parkway or Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

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

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CAMPBELL; David Carey of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 5, 2017

CAMPBELL, David Carey

Passed away peacefully in his 62nd year in his home in Markdale on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Bond). Loving father of Emily Louise. Loved and remembered by his grandbunny Thumper. Survived by his Mother Pearl Campbell – Hopkins (Norman), Mother-in-law Claire Bond, Sister Stephanie Hill (Michael), Brother Brent Campbell, Step-sister Cathy Quinlan (Brian), Step-brother John Hopkins, Brother-in-law Gregory Bond (Sharon), and Brother-in-law Jeffery Bond (Wanda). He will also be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ross Campbell, father-in-law Gordon Bond, and Stepbrother Bill Hopkins (Barbara).

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Mass from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church (271 Main St E, Dundalk) on Monday at 11am. In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to the Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario, Rabbit Rescue Inc. or a charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences available at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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ERSKINE: Donald Graham of Oakville

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Its with regret we announce the passing of Don Erskine in his 95th year. At the same time we celebrate the transition of his life here into the next with Jesus.
Erskine, Donald Graham January 26 1922 – December 26 2016 Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Don in his 95th year has moved on to be with Jesus, his Lord. The Son of Arthur and Mary Erskine, Beloved husband of Ruth Jean Erskine (nee Southern) of 65 years.  Loving Father of Doug Erskine of Phuket Thailand, Rick (Lita) Erskine of Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Paul (Janet) Erskine of Binbrook Ontario and Tim (Ritva) Erskine of Ottawa, Ontario.  Loving Grandfather to Darryl, Andrea, Natasha, Joshua, Joel, Sarah, Jonathon and Nicholas. Great Grandfather to Corban, Kayley, Kendall, Paul and Ruth.   Predeceased by his Loving Sister Jean Isabel Feasby and her husband Wilf Feasby. He will be missed by Jean and Wilf’s children Tom (Isabel), Jim (Linda), and Anne Hendrie (Peter) and their many family members. He will also missed by his sister Inlaw Noni and Husband John McColm and family, Gwen (Colin) Reynolds, Margie (Mike) O’Donnell, Pat McColm and their many family members.
Don began his years in Regina moving on to Lambeth, London and marrying to move on to Sudbury, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Etobicoke and finally Palermo Oakville. Don and Ruth spent many wonderful summers with family at their Cottage on Round Lake and winters in their Florida residence in Riverwoods Plantation.
Don’s great love in life was music, playing violin in four different Symphony Orchestras including Regina, London and Hamilton philharmonic Symphonies and he played trumpet in various dance bands including The Johnny Downs band in the 1940’s and kept playing trumpet in various bands until he was in his 80’s.  He also taught himself to play piano and composed several songs that we still listen to today. In his 70’s and 80’s he entertained with the piano in many venues. It seemed which ever instrument he chose he found a way to master it.
Don completed University at Western in London and joined the RCAF in 1944 during World War II. He was selected as a fighter pilot but later trained as a flight engineer to join the war effort aboard a Lancaster Bomber. The war ended before he could go to action.
Many Thanks to Friends and staff at Palermo Village and Staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Special Thanks To Gail Lewis for giving special care to Don in his last days.
Visitation with Family- Thursday Jan. 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
An Informal Celebration of  Life for Don Erskine  – Friday Jan 6th  from 1:00 to 4:00.
To be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or to St. Luke’s Anglican Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John 11:25-26  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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