PETTIT: Heidi Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on April 18, 2018

PETTIT, Heidi Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heidi Pettit (Voordenhout) on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Jeff, and 2 beautiful children, Clayton and Paisley. Heidi is survived by her parents John and Dorothy Voordenhout, brothers Mike (Jenni) and Chris (Kim); parents-in-law Derek and Janet Pettit, brother-in-law Dave (Darlene) and sister-in-law Jennifer (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Heidi also leaves behind her “Oma and Opa”, John and Geri Voordenhout, aunts and uncles and many cousins, friends and co-workers. Heidi was employed in Sarnia by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She will be deeply missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to an Open House Reception at Brigden Fair Grounds (2976 Brigden Road, Brigden) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.lambtonkent.cmha.ca) would be greatly appreciated.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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BEAZLEY, Roger George of Wyoming

Posted by on April 14, 2018

BEAZLEY, Roger George – Age 75 of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Loving father of Julie Beazley, Sean Beazley and Brad (Deirdre Park) Beazley. Cherished grandfather of Liam Murillo Beazley. Predeceased by his parents George Alfred and Helen Louise (Armstrong) Beazley and his infant brother Robert. RIP Dad/Grandpa. Our hearts are broken and you will be missed beyond measure. Such a sweet, generous, supportive, gentle giant with an enormous heart, smile and spirit. We love you to infinity and beyond. Roger lost his left leg above his knee to osteomyelitis after incurring multiple injuries to his knee due to his love of sports. He was a huge basketball enthusiast and was an enormous Raptors fan. His amputation was never a disability to him. He never let it deter him from the things he loved to do. Fishing and travel being two of his passions, he loved nothing more than doing those things with his kids. Roger was an incredibly loving, supportive Grandpa to his Grandson Liam. He accompanied Liam on many of his medical appointments to Sick Kids Hospital. They shared a very special bond. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the love and companionship shared between Roger and Willow – the sweet husky he adopted from The Sarnia & District Humane Society. RIP to one of the most generous hearts we have met.
At the family’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or Down Syndrome Association of Ontario (www.dsao.ca)
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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KEETON: Rosina Lilian (Staples) of Exeter and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on April 5, 2018

Peacefully at South Huron Hospital on Thursday, April 5, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Hamilton in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Roy Charles Keeton (1985).  Dear mother of David and Deborah Hunt of Exeter, and Debra and Frank Rappazzo of Hamilton.  Loving grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 12.   Predeceased by her parents Annie and Harry Staples.

A Celebration of Rosina’s life will be held at the R.C.L. – R.E. Pooley – Branch #167 (Exeter Legion), 316 William Street, Exeter on Saturday, April 14th  from 1-4 PM. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. Cremation.  

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.haskettfh.com.

RYAN: Kathryn Marie of Hamilton

Posted by on March 2, 2018

Throughout her life, Kathryn Ryan marched to her own drum. Born in 1931, growing up as a girl during the Great Depression and coming of age during the Second World War, she wanted a ticket to see the world. She knew that ticket was education and for a young woman from a traditional farm family in south western Ontario, she was fortunate to have the support of loving parents who recognized their daughter was not about to settle for less.  Ahead of her time, Kathryn graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts, after which she attended the Ontario College of Education in Toronto where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school and served as a teacher-librarian in Hamilton working at St. Patrick, St. Ann and St. Brigid Catholic Elementary Schools for almost 30 years. Kathryn took full advantage of the world of possibilities that her teaching career opened up for her. She accepted a job with the Canadian Air Force in Germany in the late 1960s teaching the children of Canadian soldiers stationed outside Baden Baden near Germany’s renowned Black Forest. She travelled extensively during this time with her youngest sister Julia Ryan, her mother Josephine (Stapleton) Ryan, her aunt Margaret Michael and several girlfriends visiting France, Italy, Spain, the British Isles and the Soviet Union. When Kathryn returned from Europe, she continued to travel, including trips to Banff, Vancouver and Ottawa to visit her niece Anne Dawson. Kathryn also spent a great deal of time with her brother Leo, his wife Marilynne (Russell) Ryan, and their son Shaun in Sarnia. She had a very special place in her heart for her great-niece Kendra, daughter of Shaun and Diane Young. Just like her mother, Kathryn was a strong woman with a wry sense of humour and a love of all children. Born at home on the farm at Ryan’s Corners in Oil Springs, Ontario, Kathryn’s rural roots played an important part of her life. They grounded her and moulded her in to the common sense, practical woman that she was. They taught her the importance of family, community and friends. Kathryn began her working life helping Uncle Ed Ryan run the family farm. She was given the important responsibility of driving the Ryan team of horses during haying season. She put her strong people skills to use at her parents’ Ryan’s Corners variety store and gas station pumping gas and ringing up customers’ groceries. Her favourite job was helping out on her father Leo P. Ryan’s weekly cream route, a job she did well into her university years. Learning was integral to Kathryn. It’s why she attended university and made the world her library. And it’s why she spent a career imparting her love of learning to children. She had a particular passion for poetry and specified her obituary should end with these four lines from Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”

Kathryn Marie Ryan passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Idlewyld Manor in Hamilton, four days after her 87th birthday. Loved daughter of the late Leo P. and Josephine (Stapleton) Ryan; dear sister of Julia Ryan; and predeceased by sister and brother, Elizabeth (Ryan) Dawson and Leo Ryan, respectively. Cherished aunt of Jim Dawson, Anne Dawson, John Dawson, Susan Donkers, David Dawson, Joseph Dawson, Keith Dawson and Shaun Ryan, and great aunt to more than two-dozen nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 415 King Street, Petrolia, Ontario April 28, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Family and friends will be received at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 3040 Bridgen Rd., Brigden, Ontario for a celebration of life ceremony April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca or feel free to call Steadman Brothers at 519-864-1193.

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BLACK: Evelyn of Welland Formerly of Fonthill

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Evelyn Ferne Black Young
Sept. 10, 1930- Nov. 29, 2017
Posted on December 1, 2017 by Kerry Black

Obituary for Evelyn Ferne Black (Young)
BLACK, Evelyn Ferne (neé Young)
Passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital at age 87. Beloved wife of William Grant Black for 65 years. Loving mother of Grant Eaton Black (Suzu Speich), Kerry Phyllis Black (Rodney Mitchum) and David William Black. Proud grandmother of Maureen Elizabeth Black, Stuart Alan Black, Heather Andrea Black and Scott William Black. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Carrie Young and her brothers, Carl Young and Donald Young. Evelyn was born and raised in Port Colborne. She married her high school sweetheart, Grant, in 1952. Evelyn was a teacher and Grant was a teacher and principal with the Niagara South Board of Education for many years. They moved to Fonthill where Evelyn stayed at home for 10 years to raise their three children before she returned to teaching. Evelyn and Grant travelled to Britain, Europe, Alaska, and numerous Caribbean islands. They also enjoyed spending time at the various waterfront cottages in Niagara that they owned over the years. After retirement, Evelyn and Grant spent winters at their condo near Clearwater, Florida and traveled often until Evelyn’s health precluded those activities.
Family and friends will be received at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, December 4th between 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by reception at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. Burial will take place following the reception at Oakwood Cemetery in Wainfleet. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Death notice for the town of: FONTHILL, Province: Ontario

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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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THOMAS:Elizabeth ‘Liz’

Posted by on December 19, 2017

 

Passed away suddenly on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Carl for 54 years. Loving mother to Kevin, Cheryl Vella (Paul), Mike (Jessica McMurter) and Jeff (Lea-Anne Hebner). Cherished grandmother of Melissa (Joe Huang), Holly and Andrew Thomas;  Jonathan (Natalie Russell), Aaron and Rebecca Vella; Jadyn and Ethan Thomas, Caleb and Roman Justison; Adam Thomas and Aiden Sewell. Dear sister of Jim Hallam (Pat) and Barb Hallam. Liz will be forever loved and remembered by her many extended family, friends and all who had the opportunity to know her. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Thursday from 5-8 pm and on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 10-10:45 a.m. with Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Courtis: Rose Marie of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, ROSE MARIE (nee Spong) COURTIS, age 59, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Will be greatly missed by her husband Perry Courtis. Loving daughter of Frances Spong of Barrie and Louis Spong of Barrie. Dear sister of Cathy Spong and friend Steve, Margie (Gilles) Sears and Steve (Sue) Spong. Aunt of Holly, Danielle, Sarah and Michielle. Special niece of Daniel Hawke and cousins; Stephanie (Marcus) Blackman, Daniel Hawke Jr., Brooke and Rayfeal Hamilton all of Sarnia. Rose greatly loved her 9 feathery kids, and her cat Felix. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at People’s Church (3888 London Line, Wyoming, ON) on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MALLINSON, William of Princeton and formerly of Burlington

Posted by on December 11, 2017

MALLINSON, Bill – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, December 9, 2017, William Mallinson of Princeton and formerly of Burlington in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of Greta Mallinson (nee Durand).  Dear father of William “Bill” Mallinson (Cathy) of Princeton. Loving grandfather of Morgan, Jenna & Tori Mallinson of Princeton; Jenny & Sarah Larkin of Cambridge; Scott Massen of Guelph and Laura Massen of Ingersoll.  Great grandfather to Liam Massen.  Bill will be lovingly remembered by Greta’s family as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents James and Jessie (nee Gill) Mallinson and brothers John and James. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. (NOTE TIME).    A complete funeral mass will be held on Thursday at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, 11 am with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant.  Cremation will follow with interment of ashes in Memorial Gardens, Burlington at a later date. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017

 

Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WEISHAR, Donna M. of R. R. #2 Teeswater

Posted by on December 2, 2017

Donna Marie Weishar of R. R. #2 Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at the Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at the age of 72.

Born in Walkerton on March 23rd, 1945 to the late Walter and Melinda (née Vogt) Schumacher.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald “Reg” Weishar who predeceased her in 1996.

Loving mother of Lynn La Rose (Dan) of Fordwich, Doug Weishar of Culross Township, Barb Riley of Alliston, Lori Dobson of Kitchener and Kim Weishar (Jake Andrews) of Calgary.

Greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of Joan Troupe (Frank) of Kitchener, Bill Schumacher (Mary Belle) of Hanover, Larry Schumacher (Dianne) of Heidelberg and Dianne Montgomery (John) of Kitchener.

Donna will be fondly remembered by the many members of the Weishar family and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration to honour Donna’s life will take place at the Teeswater-Culross Community Centre on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Final resting place Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McCARTHY, Terri of Sarnia

Posted by on November 29, 2017

McCARTHY, TERRI – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Helen Theresa “Terri” McCarthy, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear mother to Michael Shepley (Jinna Zheng), grandmother to Angela, sister of Tim McCarthy and committed and loyal friend to many with whom she developed long lasting and caring relationships. She was predeceased by her parents TJ (1987) and Helen (1996). She will also be missed by her two cats, Peaches and Gabby. She was a passionate animal lover, ensuring that no stray cat ever went hungry. She worked in Sarnia for many years in the retail industry and as a personal support worker and was also an avid art lover. The family would like to extend their greatest appreciation to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia for the gentle, compassionate and professional care they extended to her. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) Friday, December 1, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment of her ashes will be held on Monday, December 4th, 10:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sarnia Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. 

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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LASIS: Aina of Woodbridge, ON

Posted by on November 14, 2017

LASIS, Aina – passed away quickly and peacefully on Nov 10th, 2017, on the anniversary of her late husband Evalds Lasis’ birth, at the age of 95.
Aina Lasis (nee Jente) will be deeply missed by her sister Maiga Sketris, her children, Anita and Elmars, her nieces Ingrid Sketris and Rita Nycz, her nephews Paul Sketris and Juris Jente, her grandchildren Janis Charbonneau, Aija Charbonneau, Anthea Lasis, Carmen Lasis and Maeve Lasis, her newly born great-granddaughter Sofia, her son-in-law Serge Charbonneau, and her daughter-in-law Ellen McNeill. Aina was an active member of the Latvian community in Sarnia and a nurse at Sarnia General Hospital for many years. She was a fierce and strong woman with a giant heart and a gentle soul who leaves us all bereft by her absence. A funeral service will be held in Sarnia at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17th. at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/Home) or to Kristus Darz Latvian Home (www.kdlatvianhome.com). Memories and condolences would be appreciated and may be made online at http://www.djrobb.on.ca/.

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CLAYTON, Annette Louise (Weiler) (Trushinski) of Grand Bend, age 77

Posted by on November 9, 2017

CLAYTON:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Annette Louise (Weiler) (Trushinski) Clayton of Grand Bend, formerly of Burlington, age 77.  Beloved wife of Ronald Clayton and the late Daniel “Dan” John Trushinski (2005).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Tamar Trushinski of Thousand Oaks, California, Brad Trushinski and his wife Ann Horvat of Fonthill, Ontario.  Adored grandma of Joel, Rachel, Austin and Dillon.  Loving step-mother of Stephen Clayton and his wife Cathy Griffiths of London, Ontario.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Rita Orr, Clarice Garrod, Jean and Doug Alexander, Jim and Sandra Weiler, Jean Weiler and Billie Billings.  Remembered by the Clayton and Trushinski families, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Albert and Eleanor (Bruder) Weiler, sisters Rose Woods and Marg Donnell, brothers John Weiler and Bill Weiler, brothers-in-law Bud Orr, Jim Woods, Jim Purdy, Art Garrod, and Ken Donnell and sister-in-law Marg Weiler. The Funeral Mass for Family and Friends will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant.  Cremation to follow.  Following the Mass friends are invited to a reception at St. John’s-by-the-Lake Anglican Church Reception Hall.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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COUPERUS: Egbert of Belleville

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Couperus, Egbert – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Friday, November 3rd, 2017, in his 87th year. Son of the late Gerhardus and Alijda Couperus. Beloved husband of Jannie (Jean) Couperus (nee- Vellenga). Dear father of George (Susan) of Belleville, Sid (Sue) of Grimsby, Stuart (Henrietta) of Brighton, Annette Brinkman (John) of Ottawa.  Lovingly remembered by 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Brother of George (Grace), Peter (Alcia) both of Trenton, Jack (Don) of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Tony Barkema and Grace (Paul) van Vleet.  He is predeceased by his sister Alijda Barkema, and his brother Dirk Couperus.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273) Belleville.

Visitation will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 100 College Street W., Belleville on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the church on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment to be held at Elmwood cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Belleville District Christian School or Quinte Christian High School, would be appreciated.

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GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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KEESMAAT: Judy "Gram Gram" of Hamilton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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On October 19th we lost our dear mother and grandmother. As difficult as it was, mom, I’m so glad Richard and I could be with you when you had to go. Judy is survived by her daughter Kristy, her son in law Richard and her grandchildren Abby, Sophia and Ryan. Her Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Ian, as well as her brother Alex and sister in law Caroline survive her too. Many thanks to the hospital staff at the Juravinski Hospital. Thanks to the physicians, the RACE team, the social workers, the CCAC coordinator and finally the Palliative care team. Special thanks to the nurses on C3 who were on shift during my mom’s last hours; you worked so hard to make sure she was as comfortable as possible. My mom wouldn’t want anyone to be sad about her death, but it’s so hard not to be. She was so brave, generous and loving, and there is now a hole left that will never be filled. We all hope to see you again someday. Please watch over us.

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EZARD: Robert of Kelowna Formerly of Georgetown, Ont.

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EZARD, Robert Mark (Bob)
Bob passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 83 surrounded by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of us. He is survived by his wife Sylvia who he was married to for 54 years; by his son Mark and Janice Ezard and grandchildren Jennifer and Elliott Richardson and Matthew Ezard; by his daughter Jody and Todd Zummack and grandchildren Jenna, Christine, John, and Michael; and by his son Happy and Nicola Ezard and grandchildren Gavin, Matt and Brandon and the many foster children that Bob stepped in to be grandfather to. The Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna on Wednesday October 18 at 10:00am followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 12:30pm. A reception will follow immediately at the family home at 1558 Mountain Avenue, Kelowna.

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OBLAK, Vera of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2017

OBLAK, VERA – At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Vera (Kostic) Oblak, age 81 of Sarnia passed away with her two sons by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak (2016) and dear mother of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zvonko Oblak (Michele) of Sarnia, grandma of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, great-grandmother of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Vera was born in Serbia and has been a Sarnia resident for the last 50 years. She had worked in the kitchen at the Drawbridge Inn and retired after 25 years of service. Private Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Vera. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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