HARRISON: Madeleine E. of Belleville and formerly of Stoney Creek

Posted by on October 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

Harrison, Madeleine E. – peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. Madeleine Harrison of Belleville and formerly of Stoney Creek, in her 92nd year.  Daughter of the late George and Mary Patterson.  Wife of the late Carman F. Harrison.  Loving mother of Laurel Harrison (Barry Brown) of Carrying Place and David (Wilhelmina) Harrison of Toronto.  Devoted grandma of Lucas (Mairead), Mitchell, Kathryn, and Rebecca and great grandma to Bowie.  Madeleine is predeceased by her brothers, Alan and Hugh Patterson and by her sisters, Enid Frankton and Ruth Watson.  She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.  Madeleine lived as a creative and passionate artist, traveler and educator – from her beautiful paintings, pottery and gardens to the unforgettable memories she co-created with family and friends. She will be remembered by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as a loving and compassionate woman who dedicated herself to enriching the lives of those fortunate enough to be around her.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Following the service there will be an opportunity to share memories of Madeleine with the family at a reception held at the Steele Family Centre adjacent to the funeral home.  Private Inurnment at Maple Vale Cemetery, Smiths Falls at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family.

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PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Lung Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WARNER: Clayton Edward

Posted by on September 6, 2017

WARNER, Clayton Edward

It is with deep sadness our family announces the passing of Clayton at the age of 35, on September 3, 2017. Partner of Stefanie Knott who also has left us. Buddy to Shane. Beloved son of David and Randi Warner, and much-loved bother of Lindsay (Diane) and Quincy (Michelle). Clayton was an awesome uncle to Saprina (Erik), Rori, and Jeremy, and great uncle to Ciaran. Dear nephew of Chris and Peggy, Brad and Corrine, Bruce and Sharyn all of Manitoba, Terri and Tim of St. Catharines, Lois of Fergus, and Audrey of Sutton. He was a friend to so many and will be sadly missed. Private Cremation. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12 p.m., until the time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers Clayton would appreciate donations made to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Please sign the Tribute Wall at

www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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KIEFFER, Berdella Corinne (née Durrer) of Belmore

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Berdella Corinne Kieffer

February 23, 1924 to August 29, 2017

Mom passed away on Tuesday, August 29, with the grace and dignity she has shown all of her life. She was so happy knowing that her five children were surrounding her with love. We know that our dad, George Michael Kieffer, has been waiting for her to join him for almost twenty years, since November, 1997.  And ready to hold her hand since February, 2014 is her grandson, Jordan Ross Strickland.

She is so cherished by her children: Kevin Kieffer and Brenda Leahy, Janice and Paul Strickland, JoAnn and John Kennedy, Marilyn Kieffer and Wayne Evans, and Allan Kieffer. She was so proud of each of her grand and great grandchildren:  Kellen and Rachel, Liam and Ben Kieffer: Leah, Dave and Lila Allen; Colleen and Phil Kerneghan; Daniel Strickland; Michael and Patrick Kennedy; Matt and Jake Evans.

She will be missed by her sister Marjorie Schmalz, sisters- in-law Margaret Durrer, Kay Durrer and Virginia Kieffer, brother-in-law Don Fortune, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom married George Michael Kieffer on June 9, 1949. Together they worked alongside each other in their dairy operation, while raising five children. Although mom and dad did not have the same opportunities, for their children they encouraged, supported and instilled the life-long values of family and friendship, education, music, sports, work, travel, and giving back to your community. Mom exemplified this through her leadership in the CWL, Belmore Seniors Group, 4-H Homemaking, Belmore Curling Club, Director of Teeswater Fair, Belmore Women’s Institute, and the Belmore Happy Group.

After dad passed away, mom moved to the Bellehaven Apartments in Belmore.

She couldn’t have had a better place to thrive for the last twenty years. There was always someone knocking at her door to play cards, quilt, share Monday morning coffee, watch some curling or a ball game, go for a walk, out for lunch, a play or concert, or just sit on the front porch and chat. She had frequent visits from many neighbours and friends of all ages who loved to spend time with mom, which was especially important to her when it became more difficult for her to participate.  Mom and all of us knew we had several special people to call to check in on her, and that she was safe. We are so grateful for mom’s full life and would all aspire to be so fortunate.  We are especially thankful for Dr. Marie Gear, mom’s family doctor for over 30 years who shared our wish and supported us to keep mom in her own apartment.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, September 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Keith Morrison as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Mom’s life at the Belmore Community Centre from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mom loved flowers, but we also know that she would really appreciate instead if donations were made to Jordan Strickland Family Endowment at the YMCA of Western Ontario, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Belmore Chamber of Commerce or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater.

Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.

 

 

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LONGMIRE, Leslie James “Les” of Teeswater

Posted by on August 21, 2017

Leslie James “Les” Longmire of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at the age of 59.

Beloved husband of Rosemarie “Rose” Longmire (née Nielissen).

Loving father of Penny Nielissen (Mike Walsh) of London, Jennifer Nielissen (Tim Canning) of Walkerton, James Nielissen of Hanover and Robynn Longmire (Dave Carroll) of Teeswater.

Missed by his grandchildren, Arianna, Cooper, Brandon, Taylor, Essence, Eliyzhaa, Gabby and Rosie.

Dear brother of Donna Schell (Ivan) of Alberta, George Longmire of Pinkerton, Dave Longmire (Linda Dietrich) of Pinkerton, Bonnie Longmire (Tim Preston) of Glammis and Nancy Dales (Tim) of Walkerton.

Fondly remembered by family friends, Tammy Weppler and Kelly Verdonk both of Walkerton, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and members of the Nielissen family.

Predeceased by his parents George and Clara (née Steinhagen) Longmire, brother Tom Longmire and infant sister Patricia Longmire.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m., followed by the funeral service celebrating Les’ life at 2:30 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MacKENZIE, Dorothy Isabel (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Dorothy Isabel MacKenzie (née Graham) of Listowel and formerly of Culross Township, passed away peacefully at home, with family by her side on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Brock MacKenzie (1957).

Dear mother of John MacKenzie (Carol) of Kitchener, Dorla Cassidy (Graeme) of Teeswater, Rennae Taylor (Malcolm) of Auckland, New Zealand, Allan MacKenzie (Heather) of Windsor and Mary Kay MacKenzie of Listowel.

Missed by her 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Angus and Betsy (née McMurchy) Graham, brothers Rennie Graham and Allan Graham (Elsie) and sisters, Margaret McInnes (Gordon), Mary Snowe (James), Anna Robinson (Hawkes) and Jean Lowndes (John).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A private family service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Sunday.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Teen Challenge or Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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BRINDLEY, Pearl Irene (née Miller) of Riversdale

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Pearl Irene Brindley (née Miller) of Riversdale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Brindley who predeceased her in 1993.

Dear mother of Clifford Brindley (Mary) of Culross Township, John Brindley (Lorrie) of Hanover, Bonnie Cole (David) of California, Patricia Johnson of Walkerton and Sherry Caldwell (Roger) of Bruce Township.

Missed by daughter-in-law Kathryn Brindley of Kinloss, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Marie Sherran (James), brother Tom Miller (Marj) all of Woodstock, sisters-in-law Largret McInnes of Kincardine and Donelda Miller of Walkerton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Charles Brindley (1998), son-in-law James Johnson (2001), parents James and Beatrice (née Potter) Miller, 8 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 siblings in infancy.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Salem Hall or Salem United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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RUSSELL: Gladys Irene (nee Brandt) of Hamilton

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Passed away at her home on July 19, 2014 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Lorne. She will be missed by her children Sharon (Bruce) Fleming, and Lorna Newport, her 5 grandchildren, and her 4 great grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the doctors and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassion and care. Friends may call at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME, 615 Main Street East, Hamilton on Tuesday, July 22nd from 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 23rd at 1pm. Interment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Donations to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.

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FLEMING: Sharon Melinda (nee Russell) of Guelph Formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, August 17, 2015. Wife of Bruce for more than 54 years. Mother of Stephen (Angela) and Kelly-Lynn (Mary). Grandmother of Isaac. Sister of Lorna Newport. Predeceased by parents Lorne (1981) and Gladys (2014). She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. As per her wishes, a private family service has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury or Breast Cancer Research.
A tree will be planted in memory of Sharon M. Fleming in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm.

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NEAR: David Edward Gregory of Hamilton Formerly of Ajax, Pickering Village

Posted by on July 27, 2017

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David Edward Gregory Near died suddenly in his sleep on May 7, 2017
at the young age of 47.

David will be remembered as kind, generous, sensitive and skilled in so many different ways.
From building robots and solar energy units, to taking care of the birds both living and stuffed, to playing music, David’s interests and talents were diverse. He made a special connection with every person in his circle. Whether it was a joke randomly texted to his nieces and nephews, or a visit from a stuffed bird at a family gathering, David always found a way to connect.

David is predeceased in February 2017 by his mother Betty J. Near.

David is missed by his father Gordon Near,
his siblings Heather Hopkins, and Susan &Robert Burns,
and their children Alanna (Geoff & baby Noah) Bowes, Stephanie Burns,
Jennifer Hopkins, Michael Hopkins, and Geoffrey Hopkins.

Also remembered by his McVean family uncles, aunts and cousins –
Bill &Carol , Alec &Margaret, Keith &Shirley, Stuart &Laurel and their families,
as well as many good friends and associates in both Ajax-Pickering and Hamilton.

A Celebration and Memorial to honour David will be held
on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm,
at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in the Parish Hall
1188 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, Ontario L8T 1S6.

To honour David, we invite you to make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Why not be kind and generous to someone you know or someone new?
Cut a neighbour’s lawn, run an errand, lend a hand or give a gift, feed the birds, volunteer.
David would!

Contact the family – hnear3 [at] gmail.com

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BRANQUET, Madeline Marie

Posted by on July 20, 2017

BRANQUET, Madeline Marie (June 1950 – July 2017)

Passed suddenly at home in Comber on July 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Marcel Branquet for 45 years. Adored mother to Richard (Cindy) and cherished Meme to Colin. Daughter to the late Don and Gertrude McKinnon and loving sister to the late Charlotte Parsons (Roland), Marion Tricker (Brian) Chuck McKinnon (Pat), Donna Maldeis (Richard Grubb), the late Judy McQueen, the late Don McKinnon (Martina), the late Sharron Hooper (late Robert), Debbie Leckie (Paul), Trudy Gilbert (Denis). Dear sister-in-law of Robert Branquet (Carol) and Rose Branquet. Caring Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Madeline was a very involved member of the Comber community and respected by many for her desire to help anyone. Madeline was a retiree from Family Traditions Foods in Tecumseh. She had a passion for fishing, a green thumb, and loved to spend time in her garden with her beloved dog Muffin. Cremation to take place and a celebration of Madeline’s life will be held on Sunday, July 30th at the Comber Community Centre (7100 Community Centre Street) from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm for everyone to share their fondest memories of Madeline. Donations in memory of Madeline can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) or at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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COLES, Kimberley Davis of Waterdown, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2017

COLES, Kimberley Davis

 

It is with heart break and profound sadness we announce the passing of Kimberley Davis Coles, 59. She passed surrounded by her greatest achievement, her family. Husband of thirty-five years Garry, Son Eric (Alison), and Daughter Elizabeth (Arthur). She is survived by sisters, Sherry (Jim), Nancy, Lesley (David), sister in-law Leslie, mother and father in-law Ernest and Eileen, sister in-law Verlin (David), ten nieces and nephews, four great nieces and nephews, and many great friends around the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and June Davis. She was grateful for the expert care she received from the Juravinski Cancer Clinic in Hamilton, specifically Dr. Jimenez and his team, as well the staff and team from Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). She bested cancer 2716 days, ovarian cancer only bested her one. At Kimberley’s request, there will be no funeral or service. In lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to Juravinski Cancer Centre, Ovarian Cancer Canada, or a charity of your choice.

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MEEBOER: Richard “Rich” of Corbyville, Ontario

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Meeboer, Richard “Rich” – suddenly at Bon Echo Park on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 in his 48th year.  Best friend and beloved husband of Lori Meeboer (nee Martin) of Corbyville. Loving son of Richard and Marion Meeboer of Vineland.  Devoted dad of Natasha Meeboer of St. Catharines, Anthony Meeboer, Abigail Meeboer, Bailey Kimball and Maya Kimball all of Corbyville.  Dear brother of Susie (Wayne) Kikkert of Stevensville, Connie (Steve) Parker of Jordan and John (Sandra) Meeboer of Beamsville.  Son in-law of Linda Martin (the late Harvey) of Corbyville and brother in-law of Lisa (Dave) Brotherton of Sauble Beach.  Rich is remembered as the Canadian Dad of Jenny Noh and Suzanne Lu.  He was blessed to come from an incredible large family and will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Rich was a valued member of the team at Vanderlaan Building Products of Brighton.  As a husband, father, son, brother and friend, Rich gave everything he had to everyone he knew.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday, July 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Rich Meeboer Memorial Fund online at https://www.gofundme.com/richmeeboer,  through the funeral home (cheques must be made payable to Lori Meeboer) or by visiting Quinte First Credit Union, 293 Sidney Street,  Belleville.

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DESSON: Christine (Kisten) Marie of Stoney Creek

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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Peacefully in her 80th year, surrounded by her loving family, Christine (Kisten) passed away on May 27th.

Christine was born in Blind River, Ontario on July 12th, 1937. It was there that she met her husband Carmen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, and started a family at the age of 18. Christine developed a passion for culinary arts and hairdressing, having owned her own salon in Winona, Ontario. Christine took great pride in dedicating her life to family, raising her 4 amazing children, Christine, Mark, Pete (Donna) and Patrick (Veronica). She also was a cherished Grandma to 3 grand-children Andrea (David), Sean and Zachary, and 4 great grand-children Joshua, Brooke, Nolan and Avery. She is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Christine had a true zest for life. She displayed great kindness and touched the lives of many. She was an accomplished spoons player; a great home chef; enjoyed anything Irish having never missed a St. Patrick’s Day; loved hearing her sons play guitars and sing; and enjoyed spending time the most with her family at the trailer, cottages and vacations in the USA.

Christine will be sadly missed by all, but we know she will be waiting for us to meet again one day in Heaven.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be conducted. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton General Hospital and especially the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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Bromwich, Alfred “Al” of Petrolia

Posted by on May 24, 2017

Bromwich; Alfred – Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on May 23, 2017, Alfred Wallace Bromwich of Petrolia, passed away at the age of 87.  Beloved husband to the late Mary Bromwich (nee Stanley) for nearly 50 years.  Devoted father to Elizabeth (Robin) Brooker, Susan (David) Smith and Barbara (John) Brown.  Loving grandfather to Amanda Brooker, Crystal Brooker, Brittany (Aca) Steckler, Heather Brooker, Ashlee Smith and Michael (Julie) Brown and proud great-grandfather to Allie, Ashlynne and Lennox.  Al worked for the MTO for many years, building and maintaining highways including the 400 series and the QEW.  He was a devoted Mason, a long-time member of the Lambton Shrine Club, and was also a Kentucky Colonel.  Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Al’s life will take place at a later date.  Interment will be in St. James Anglican Cemetery in Lucan Ontario.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lambton Shrine Club.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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KRUGEL, Marion of Listowel

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Marion Krugel – of Listowel passed away surrounded by the love of her family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 29, 2017 at the age of 76. Marion was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she had volunteered her time in various roles.  She volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, North Perth Hospice and the VON as a former leader of the exercise program in Listowel and Monkton.  Marion enjoyed travelling, loved the outdoors, gardening, painting and photography.

Fondly remembered by her siblings Rose Marie Wright (Burlington), Verna (Alfred) Young (Mitchell) and John Krugel (Listowel).  Dearly missed by her special nephew Bill (Cheryl) Young, great nephew Lucas, great nieces Anita and Catharine Young all of Monkton and loving Aunt Marjorie Kaufman (Listowel).  Also survived by her nieces Sandra (Vic) Farrow, Darlene Kosonic, Joanne Young, Yvonne Yarker, Carol Young and great nieces and nephews Donald, Julia, Stephon, Jeremy and Rebecca.

Predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy (Illman) Krugel and brother-in-law Ron Wright.

In keeping with Marion’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Listowel on Saturday May 6, 2017 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service to celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Entombment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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VandenBroek; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died at St. Josephs Hospice is Sarnia on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  JOHN VandenBROEK, of Petrolia, was in his 88th year.  John was a loving husband for 61 years to Joanna (nee VandeSchoot).   He will be missed by his children Bill (Terry), Frank (Ruth Anne), Mary VandenBroek, Michael (the late Denise), John, Jim, Theresa (Ron) White, Stephen (Kathy), Stuart, and Mark (Dawn).  He was grandfather to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   John was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and a step-son to Frances. He was the brother of Mary (the late Tony), the late Wilhelmina (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), the late Harry (Tina), Henk (Ria), Rieka (the late Bill), the late Joe (Kathy), Wilma (the late Ted), Pieta (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adrianne), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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DEVEN: Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 20, 2017

DEVEN, Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, the Valleyview Home, on Monday, April 17, 2017, in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Konstanty “Kostek” Deven (1995).  Dearly loved mother of John Deven (Laima Pecs) of Burlington, Christopher Deven (Pamela) of St. Thomas, and the late Andrew Deven (Lorrie of Jaffa).  She was proud of her grandchildren, Eric Deven (Terra), Matthew Deven, Emily Deven, and the late Nelson Deven, and her great granddaughter, Morgan Deven.  Dear sister of Stewart Bowring (Ellen) of Cambridge, Robert Bowring (Kath), and Freda Lankester (Michael), all in England.  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Kimberley, England, August 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (née Mathias) Bowring.  Eunice came to St. Thomas from England in 1957.  She was a retired bookkeeper with Family & Children’s Services of St. Thomas & Elgin.  Eunice was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, and formerly served on the Parish Council.  Committed to the care and protection of animals, Eunice was a former secretary/treasurer of Animal Aide, St. Thomas-Elgin.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Friday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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Burrowes, Dorothy Madeline of Barrie, ON

Posted by on April 20, 2017

Dorothy Madeline Burrowes – Surrounded by family and love, Dorothy passed away on April 3, 2017 at the Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Marty Burrowes, Edward (deceased) and Keith (deceased). Dorothy was a loving Grandma to Rikki Robinson (John) and Tristan Dunnett, Bracebridge, ON and a proud Great-Grandma to Lily, Kaleb and Journey. Dear sister to Kenneth Seth Rolston (Marion deceased) Uxbridge, ON; Kathleen Isabella Bogart (Rex) Barrie, ON; Keith George Laverne Rolston – Deceased (Betty) Toronto ON, Bryan Clinton Rolston – Deceased (Winnie) Brantford, ON and Sharon Minick (Larry) Barrie, ON. She will also be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a long-time employee and retiree of Proctor and Gamble (Hamilton). She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family who will remember her wonderful sense of humour, kindness and tireless energy. At her request, the family will be holding a private service. Thanks to the staff at Simcoe Hospice, Barrie, for their kindness and understanding. If desired, donations may be made to local SPCA.

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LOW; Robert Alexander (Bob – Bobby)

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Low, Robert Alexander (Bob –Bobby)
At the young age of 63, following complications from surgery, Bob died suddenly but peacefully on Friday April 14, 2017, surrounded by family at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood.  Bob was born in Hamilton and retired from Stelco after 33 years.  Bob and his soulmate of 34 years, Lynda (nee Harrison) then retired to Wasaga Beach.  Loving stepfather to Randy and to grandchildren Randi-Lyn and Nicolas. Dear brother to Jean (Andy) and Chris (Dave).  He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Bob will be forever missed by Lynda and her sisters Janet, Robbie and Donna as well as many, many friends from Hamilton and Wasaga Beach.  Last but not least, Bob will be missed by his furbaby Oprah – they adored each other.  Cremation has taken place and at Bob’s request, there will not be a funeral service.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Country Life, 90 Theme Park Drive, Wasaga Beach on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 4 to 9 p.m.  If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Bob’s family.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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VOISIN, Betty E. (Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa

Posted by on April 16, 2017

Betty Elma Voisin (née Blackwell) formerly of Teeswater and Formosa, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 in her 86th year.

Beloved wife of the late Magnus “Mac” Voisin who predeceased her on February 28th, 2015.

Dear mother of John Voisin (Susan) of Formosa, Mary Lou Montgomery (Dave) of Teeswater, Garry Voisin (Kathy) of Barrie, Calvin Voisin (Betty) of Hanover, Steven Voisin (Vicki) of Teeswater, Richard Voisin (Cathy) of Walkerton and Bradley Voisin (Stephanie) of Ottawa.

Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Bev MacDonald (Hugh) of Teeswater, sister-in-law Millie Blackwell of Ilderton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Mary (née Nesbitt) Blackwell, brothers Harry Blackwell (Jean), Jack Blackwell, Ben Blackwell (in infancy), sister Eileen Dunlop (Cam), grandson Shawn Voisin and in-laws Alma Aiken (Joseph), Sybila Ruetz (Tony Hoffarth, Seraphine Ruetz), Harold “Pepper” Voisin (Marie) and Rosemary “Toots” McLean (Hector).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with C.W.L. service at 2 p.m. and vigil prayers at 8:45 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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