KINAT(Rees) (Cameron): Jessie Blanche of Hensall and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Kinat, Jessie-W300At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 of Hensall and formerly of Hamilton in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of Richard Kinat and the late Doc Cameron (1987).  Dear mother of Chris and Bob Mc Namara of St. Joseph, Betty and Bill Craig of London, and Bill Cameron of Fox Creek, Alberta.  Dear grandmother of Lisa Osbitsch; Mike and Kristen Morlock and Bill and Becky Mc Namara.  Dear great-grandmother of Ty and Finley.  Dear sister of Audrey McMillian of New York and sister-in-law of Julie Rees of Ancaster.  Loved and missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by a son Dan Cameron (1976), 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. 

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NUSINK, Petronella “Nellie” of R. R. #1 Holyrood

Posted by on February 14, 2016

307_nusink_nelliePetronella Theodora “Nellie” Nusink of R. R. #1 Holyrood passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 in her 84th year.

Nellie was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on November 27, 1932 to the late Jacobus and Petronella Velthuizen.

Beloved wife of the late Bernardus “Ben” Nusink who predeceased her in September 2013.

Dear mother of Juliette Kunz and her husband Peter of Mount Elgin, Richard Nusink and his wife Magda of Toronto and David Nusink and his wife Helen of Ajax.

Missed by her grandchildren Robert Barker (Valerie), Kevin Barker, Francis Nusink and Beatrice Nusink and great-grandchildren Sierra Wilkinson and Skyla Locke.

Nellie was a talented quilter and fabric artist and an avid gardener.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Following Nellie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BROWNELL: Margaret A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Margaret BrownellBROWNELL – Margaret of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Delbert Brownell.  Margaret is survived by children Dianne Jones (Ray) and Ron Brownell (Bette); grandchildren Ronda Bartha (Ken), Michelle Sherwin (Steve), Scott Jones, Lesley McLellan (Dan); great grandchildren Rilee Steckler (Jordan), Megan White (Roman), Logan Bartha (fiancée Alexa), Spencer Bartha, Allie McLellan, Katelyn McLellan, Grant McLellan and great-great grandson Eli Steckler. Also survived by sister Joyce Hibbs of Ajax Ontario and nieces and nephews Rick, Brad, Bruce, Lee, Kim, Greg, Ken and Krista across Ontario.

Marg was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She donated her time to helping others understand the Bible.

She loved her family and often organized surprise days for her children and grandchildren where she would decorate the rec room and shower them with little gifts, just for nothing.  One year as a special surprise for everyone she bought us all sweatshirts for the cottage with our names embroidered on them along with the name of the town where our family cottage is…Haliburton.

Marg was very generous, once opening her home to a friend who was homeless due to a fire in the Chestnut Street Apartments.  She had a wacky sense of humour. For example, she once bought a pig’s head in a market in Windsor, then invited everyone for dinner and had a big unveiling with the dining room table all decorated in a fancy way. There was the pig head with apple in the mouth, and a plastic horsefly on the snout.

Marg came from a musical family and played piano by ear from the age of five. Her father accompanied her on the violin and her mother and sister Joyce sang. Karaoke might be popular today, but back in the fifties she actually cut a record with Decca records. Mom played the piano at the Golden Slipper, a dance hall in Haliburton. In later years, she overcame a struggle with anxiety and depression to volunteer at retirement homes in the area, where she led singsongs of all the old favourites with the residents.

Mom was a great cook. When we were kids, we were dirt poor. She could turn a can of Prem into a gourmet roast.  She also made the best beef stew, a real comfort food.   One of Mom’s favourite things to do was bake.  The family remembers her flaky pastry as the base of her delicious Maid of Honour tarts.   Oddly enough, Mom didn’t like making cookies but she was the star of pies and squares.   The champion dessert was the four layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling.  Kids coming by for a visit with their parents loved the ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles or chocolate chips.  It was a sad day when everyone started watching their weight and sugar count….the baking took a sharp decline!

Another talent Mom pursued was knitting…delicate baby sweater sets, then afghans, and scarves of all colours.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  We wish to publicly acknowledge the superior care she received at CP Place in Valleyview over a four year period. We consider the staff to be angels delivering compassionate care that we could no longer provide.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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KOZDRAS: Zdzislaw “Jess” of West Lorne

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Kozdras Cover Photo CROPPEDPeacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus on Thursday, February 11, 2016, Zdzislaw “Jess” Wladyslaw Kozdras of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 83.  He will be missed by his loving wife Eileen Loretta Kozdras (nee Ross).  Survived by children Michael (Deborah) Kozdras, Mark (Karen) Kozdras, Richard (Frances) Kozdras, Jess Kozdras and Michele Kozdras.  Loving grandfather of Matthew, Stephanie, Madison, Christa, Katelyn, Michelle, Tyler and Michael.  Missed by his siblings Emilia, Marian and Bronia and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Wladyslaw and Julia Kozdras (nee Pszybos) and sister Wanda Zekelman.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Vigil prayers at 1:45 p.m.  Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 128 Main Street, West Lorne on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Rodney Cemetery.  A reception will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall following the Funeral Mass. Donations in memory of Zdzislaw may be made to the Bobier Villa  or London Health Sciences Foundation.  Share a memory at denning.ca

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FREEMAN (Voteary), Cora Evelyn Mae of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Freeman Cora Feb 11With family at her side, Cora (nee Anglin) died peacefully on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Streamway Villa, Cobourg at the age of 95. She was the cherished wife of the late Leslie Freeman and the late Arthur Voteary.  She was dearly loved by her daughters and their families: Mary Anne Voteary; Shirley and John Gilham, and children Todd and Denise (Sophie, Abrielle), Leanne and Andrew Daniels (Kayleigh, Lochlan); Marilyn and Michael Matthews, and children, Rachel and Matthew Belton (Matthew Hockley); Stephen and Amberley Hockley (Ella); Elizabeth Hockley and Vash Sant; Sharon and Peter Van Essen, and children Daniel and Jenica (Elliot, Arie), Rebecca and Ryan Gaytan (Adan, Katherine). Cora was the youngest born to Edward and Hannah Anglin.  She is predeceased by all her siblings and their spouses: Essie and Robert Boston, Fletcher Anglin, Olive and Barclay Warren, John Anglin, Myrtle and Jim Woodland, Ruby and Arnold Phillips, Walter and Minerva Anglin. Cora loved and was loved by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends as well as the Voteary and Freeman families.

Cora alongside her husband, Arthur, made a great team as together they pastored churches in Metcalf, Belfast, Ireland, Watertown, New York, Shawville, Quebec, Hamilton, Odessa, Uxbridge and Frankford. Cora had often said there were many wonderful people in everyplace they had lived. She also enjoyed and made many great friends when she lived in Belleville.

Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, Ontario on Monday, February 15 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. Funeral Service will take place in the Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Private interment will take place in Battersea.  Those wishing may make donations to the Free Methodist Church in Canada – Global Missions or a charity of your choosing. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SCHULENBERG: “Willy” Willem Frans of Beamsville, ON

Posted by on February 9, 2016

W Schulenberg obitStrong in faith and firm in the Lord’s promises, Willy was called home to the Lord at the age of 70 on Monday evening, February 8, 2016. Surrounding him was his beloved bride of 44 years, Lydia (nee Bruinsma) and loving children, Marty and Lorna, Cherie and Pete Buikema, Jamie and Michelle, and Joni and Chris Karol. Dear grandpa of 14 grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of the late John and Rita, the late Jeltje, Jellie and the late Tjalle, the late John, the late Evert and Theresa, Ernie and Jane, Diane and Eddy VanMeeteren, Hank and Fiona Bruinsma, and Stewart and Debbie Bruinsma. Willy will also be missed by Uncle Bill and Aunt Gerda VanDyk, as well as many other relatives and friends. With a quiet demeanour that proved to be tenacious, he walked a road with cancer for two years. By the grace of God, he set an example of patience in the face of suffering. In life he was a faithful anchor to his free-spirited wife, and supportive of his children and grandchildren, readily lending a hand in their lives and homes. He was able to express his love of music and his joy in the faith most beautifully as a church organist. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit with the family at VINEYARD CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 4628 John Street, Beamsville on Thursday from 2-4 and 6:30-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10 a.m., Rev. D. Wynia officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville. If so desired, donations to Anchor Association for the Handicapped would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Special thanks to Barb and Tracy and the rest of the Niagara West Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care and support during Willy’s illness. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
“Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!” Psalm 84:4

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FLEET: MARJORIE OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 7, 2016

fleet webMarjorie Fleet (nee Evans) in her 80th year, passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2016, with her proud daughters by her side. Survived by her husband Ron, daughters; Vicki (Mike), Tammy (Chris), Sandy (Steve), and Barb (Chris). “Grandma the Good” to Kate, Jay (Heather), Jennifer (Brian), Eric (Melissa), Cuillan, Nicholaus, Curtis (Bailey), Carly (Ryan), Ashley, Stephen, Andrew (Callie) and Sarah (Andrew). Great Grandma to Wynn, baby Kay, Lilly and Robbie. Favourite Aunt Marj to her many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her parents George and Marguerite and her brother Gerald Evans. Marj’s positive energy will be greatly missed, along with her love of cards, art, hooking and curling.

“Save your fork Marj, the best is yet to come.”

Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Marjorie will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday February 10, 2016, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A celebration of life will take place in honour of her 80th birthday in April.  The family would like to give special thanks to all the wonderful nurses on the 4th floor of Bluewater Health Sarnia, for their loving compassion.

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Wallis: Jean Shirley of Sarnia

Posted by on February 4, 2016

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge Nursing Home on Wednesday, February 3. 2016, JEAN SHIRLEY (nee Rick) Wallis, passed away at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband John Clarence Wallis (2002). Survived by her sisters Beatrice Laur (George) of St. Thomas, Doris Rick of Toronto and brother Don Rick (Jean) of St. Thomas. Will also be greatly missed by her niece and caregiver Darlene Waddell. Predeceased by her siblings; Walter and his wife Shirley Rick, Ellen Cronin and her husband Bill, George Rick and William Rick. And also missed by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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BEAUDOIN: William “Bill” of London, formely of West Lorne

Posted by on February 3, 2016

In tBeaudoin Obit Picture croppedhe early hours of February 3, 2016, William “Bill” Beaudoin passed away peacefully at the age of 78 at Glendale Crossing Nursing Home, London, Ontario.  Predeceased by his wife Elsie (2013) and son Brent (1975).  Loving father of Renee (Derreck) Hammond and Craig (Kim) Beaudoin.  Loving Grandpa to Miles, Alicia, Brent, Crystal and Carter. Great Grandpa Bill to Joshua, Nathaniel and William.  In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne, from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m.  A light lunch will follow at the funeral home. If desired, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.  Special thank you to Bill’s friends and the community of West Lorne for your love and support.  Bill’s family also wishes to acknowledge the staff at Glendale Crossing Nursing Home in London who were like an extended family to them.  They generated care and compassion throughout his stay and especially during his final few days.  Share a memory at denning.ca

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PARSONS: Larry Alan of Hamilton, and formerly of Exeter

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Parsons, LarrySuddenly, at home in Hamilton, formerly of Exeter on Thursday, January 28, 2016 in his 57th year.  Beloved son of Muriel Parsons of Exeter and the late Beverley Parsons (1999).  Dear father and father-in-law of Nicholas and Stacy Parsons of London, Denise Parsons-Pfaff and Frazer MacDonald of Crediton, and Jeremy and Jenny Parsons, and Jonathan Parsons all of Lucan.  Dear grandfather of Aiden, Aryan, Baylee, Quentin, Logan, Jax, and Brooklyn. Very special friend of Deb McVey, and step-dad and step-grandpa of Caitlind and Lindsy and Caleb of Hamilton.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dave and Kim Parsons of Stratford, Judy Parsons and Scot Morgan of Exeter, Cheryl Kelly of Hensall, and Jason Dudley of North Buxton.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his son Jeffrey (1982), and sister Christine (Chrissey) Dudley (2011).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Monday, February 1st at 2 PM with Bob Heywood officiating.

Interment Exeter Cemetery.

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SIMMONS, Joseph “Joe” of Wroxeter

Posted by on January 27, 2016

296_joe_simmons (3)Joseph “Joe” Lloyd Simmons of Wroxeter, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, January 24th, 2016, at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of Audrey Simmons (nee Stewart) of Wroxeter.

Dear father of Pamela Simmons of Tillsonburg and Daniel Simmons and his wife Heather of Sarnia.

Missed by grandson J.J. “Joe” Simmons (Ashley) of Sarnia.

Remembered by his sisters, Betty Flewelling of Guelph, Helen “Hap” Neff of Kitchener, Shirley Wise (Ron) of Walkerton and Shelda Schaeffer of Stratford.

Also survived by his brother-in-law Ron Stewart of Saskatchewan and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Stewart and Bertha (Meyers) Simmons, brothers Wes Simmons (Shirley), Chuck Simmons and Dud Simmons and brothers-in-law Lloyd Flewelling and Del Neff.

A celebration to honour Joe’s life will take place at the Wroxeter Community Hall on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wroxeter Hall Board, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or the Wroxeter United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Joe’s family wish to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Antoniadis and the health care team at the Wingham & District Hospital. A special thanks to the caring nurses and home care support team whose visits allowed Joe to stay at home.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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SHACKELTON: Ivan Richard of Brantford, Ont.

Posted by on January 27, 2016

Ivan ShackeltonSHACKELTON- Ivan Richard Shackelton passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the age of 74.  Ivan is survived by his loving wife Mable; his children Jason (Cheryl) Shackelton of Milton, Sara (Keith) Ardiel of Freelton; by his grandchildren Dawson Shackelton, Madison, Maya and Aiden Curran, and Kalia and Kody Ardiel; his siblings Joan (Ron) Lidster, Larry (Mary) Shackelton, Darlene (Eric) McKenzie, Sandra (John) VanDuinkerken, David (Janet) Shackelton, Janet (John) York, Paul (Ann Marie) Shackelton, and Greg (Brenda) Shackelton; and by many other nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his two daughters Ivana and Lia, granddaughter Stephanie, his sister Doreen Hampson, and by his parents Carmen and Shirley Shackelton.  Ivan retired from the Ford Motor Company having worked at both Talbotville and Oakville.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m..  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Parkinson Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DITNER, Joseph “Joe” F. of Formosa

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Joe DitnerJoseph Francis Ditner of Formosa, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of the former Marlene Voisin.

Loving father of Jeff Ditner and his wife Charlene of Formosa, Charlene Goodfellow and her husband Rob of Alma and Dan Ditner and his wife Angela of Prince George, B.C.

Cherished “Papa” of Mackenzie and Cole Goodfellow and Lyla and Gavin Ditner.

Fondly remembered by his sisters Fran Cassidy and her husband Brian of Kapuskasing and Marie Ditner of Peterborough and sister-in-law Ruth Ditner of Wiarton.

Also survived by his mother-in-law Theresa Voisin of Walkerton, sister-in-law Jean Ann Diemert (Len Kieffer) of Mildmay, brother-in-law Glen Voisin (Barb) of Walkerton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Loretta (Kuntz) Ditner, brother Eugene Ditner, father-in-law Gerald Voisin and brother-in-law Vern Diemert.

Joe was a member of the St. Joseph Aid Society of Formosa and the Formosa Lions Club.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Stephen LaCroix as celebrant.

A reception will take place after the funeral mass followed by a celebration of Joe’s life from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Formosa Community Hall.

Spring interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Care Partners (CCAC), Walkerton Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HALDENBY, Mary L. of Culross Township

Posted by on January 26, 2016

295_haldenby_maryMary Louise Haldenby of Culross Township passed away with her family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of David Haldenby of Culross Township.

Loving mother of Jeff Haldenby and his wife Shannon of Culross Township and Julia Buckle and her husband Tom of Walkerton.

Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kyle and Erica Haldenby and Cole and Halle Buckle.

Dear sister of Doug Bender and wife Jean of Listowel.

Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Lois Guest of Saskatchewan, Alice Husk of Kincardine Township, Helen Haldenby of Culross Township, Irene Haldenby of Lucknow and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Herb and Vera (Bray) Bender.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Scott: Karen Joy of Chase BC Formerly of Gibson BC

Posted by on January 21, 2016

images-4Mom you past peacefully in your sleep Jan 14 2016. You had chest pain ,and went to lay down , but you never woke up. My mom was born Oct 3 rd 1960 in Englehart Ont. Although she traveled throughout Canada as I was a child she found peace in Gibson BC. She leaves behind her only daughter Maryanne Scott ,and son in law Jessy Scorah ,and son Patrick Harvey. Her loving man Ray of ten years ,sisters Angela Scott , Evelyn Scott. ,brothers Joe Scott , Calvin Scott , Paul Scott.throughout Canada. She had a spunk about her ,and will be missed by many friends along the way. She was a very strong lady ,and survived many obstacles in life ,and its reassuring that she has finally found peace.She had five grandchildren eldest being Emily Scott ,who has great memories of her growing up ,and will miss her tremendously. Until we meet again I loved you

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Hunter: Edith “Merne” (nee Hamilton) of Beverly Township

Posted by on January 5, 2016

Merne Hunter WebsiteHunter: Edith “Merne” (nee Hamilton)
After a courageous battle, Merne Hunter passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2016 with her family at her side at home on the farm where she was born. Beloved wife of George Hunter, which as of March would be 60 years of marriage. Loving mother of Karen (Bruce) McKnight, Brenda (Robert) Labrie, and Judy (Dave) Farmer. Proud grandmother of Heather McKnight, Luke McKnight, Leeann Sweers, Brian Labrie, April Labrie, Jacob Farmer and Rachel Farmer. Great-grandmother of Kieran, Colin, Avrielle, Cohen, Jack, Hunter and Tyson. Predeceased by her siblings Glen Hamilton, Lorn Hamilton, Morley Hamilton, Bernice Nicolson and Olive Fleet. Merne was a kind, compassionate woman that could always find the good in anyone. She will be remembered by many relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery, Copetown. Donations to the Rockton Lions Club would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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MacDonald, M. Jean (Harris), formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on January 4, 2016

MacDonald, JeanMeryl Jean MacDonald, formerly of Teeswater, passed away at Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham on Monday, January 4th, 2016 in her 82nd year.

Beloved wife of Redmond “Red” MacDonald of Teeswater.

Dear mother of Michael MacDonald (Karen) of Elmira and Ean MacDonald of London.

Remembered by grandchildren, Kristy Moorebunney (Bryce), Brent MacDonald (Kayla), Amy MacDonald and Kyla MacDonald.

Also survived by her sister Marie McCutcheon (Clarence) of Brussels, sister-in-law June Will of North Bay and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Albert and Annie (Aitchison) Harris, infant daughter, sisters Erma Gadke (Arnold) and Maxine Hohnstein (Henry) and brother-in-law Peter Will.

A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Owen Kim and Reverend Jeff Hawkins officiating.

Final resting place Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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MAURICE: Diane Theresa of Hamilton

Posted by on January 4, 2016

images-4On January 3rd, 2016 our Mother passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68.

She will be missed by her children Ron (Sonya), Mike, Ray (Dawn), Carol (Don) and Tania (Mike). All of her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Brothers Raymond (Sandy), Mike, Gerald (Francine), Laverne (Leona) and Sisters Jackie (Kevin) and Jean along with many other family members and friends.

As per her wishes, a cremation has taken place. A memorial to be held at:

P.X. Dermody Funeral Home
796 Upper Gage Avenue
Hamilton, ON

on Saturday January 16th, 2016 from 2-4pm

A very special Thank You to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice staff and volunteers as well as R.N’s Yvette and Leoncie.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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STAM, Rev.Clarence (Klaas) of Hamilton

Posted by on January 3, 2016

STAM, Rev. Clarence (Klaas)

 

Peacefully, on January 1, 2016, our beloved husband, father, and Opa was called home in his 68th year, to be with his Lord and Saviour. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Marga (nee Kraal), and his children Lawrence Stam, Richard and Tracey Stam, Alina and Michael Noot, and Anne-Marie and Rick VanIperen. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Jordan, Austin, and Logan Stam; Liana, Alexa, and Jared Noot; and Megan, Kristen, Clark, Natalie, Ruth, and Ariella VanIperen. He was predeceased by his beloved son Edward Stam in 1992. Loved brother of the late Jenny and the late Gerrit VanWoudenberg, the late Ben and Ria Stam, Len and Hennie Stam, John Stam, and Bev and Bill Schouten; and brother-in-law of Jane Stam, Hilly and the late Wim Van Ingen, Egbert and the late Betty Kraal, Jaap and Grietje Kraal, Geke and Frans Tijssen, Jacomien and Henk Broer, Alet and Theo Aalbers, Eveline and Jan Neutel. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Clarence faithfully served the Canadian Reformed churches from 1972 to 2004.  Special thanks go to the doctors and nurses of Juravinski E3 for their care and compassion during his illness. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at CORNERSTONE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 353 Stonechurch Rd. E., Hamilton, where a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. Rev. John Louwerse officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Donations to Mission Brazil (Gospel Action Brazil) in support of the ongoing mission and aid project in Maceió Brazil, or to the Harvest Endowment Foundation in support of Christian education would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

? (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?

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SMITH: Donald a resident of Bothwell

Posted by on January 1, 2016

Donald SmithSmith: Donald G., a resident of Bothwell, passed away peacefully at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age of 67. Born in St. Thomas, son of the late Cecil and Martha (Young) Smith. Beloved husband of Katherine (Bradt) Smith. Loving father and grandfather of Christina Bowbeer( Kelsey, Alexandra, and Reis) of Ayr, Kari and Ricky Zamperin (Chloe, Avry) of Hamilton, Donna and Andrew Thomas (Jacob and Alice) of Burlington. Dear brother of Shirley King (Jonathan) of Brighton, Warren Smith (Carol) of Trenton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The Smith family will receive friends at the Lifebridge Family Church, 2 Lemeul St., Thamesville on Wednesday January 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will take place. If desired, donations to the Lifebridge Family Church, (2 Lemeul St., Thamesville N0P2K0) would be appreciated by the family. A special thank-you to all the doctors, nurses and caregivers at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury for the loving care they showed Don. Arrangements entrusted to the John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville.

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Kieffer, G. Joseph “Joe” , formerly of R. R. #2 Teeswater

Posted by on December 30, 2015

Kieffer, JoeGerald Joseph “Joe” Kieffer, formerly of R. R. #2 Teeswater, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at the age of 94.

Beloved husband of the late Teresa Kieffer (O’Connnor) who predeceased him in August 2008.

Loving father of Mary Teresa Reid of London, Anne Kieffer (Bill Major) of Meaford, Bernadette Scott (Jim) of Ripley, Jacinta Wingrove (Grant) of Brampton, Rose Weber (Warren) of Teeswater, Kate Kieffer of Point Clark, Paula Fischer (Greg) of Teeswater and Jackie Kieffer of Lucknow.

Cherished grandfather of Joe (Erin), Kathleen, Sara, D’arcy (Jaclyn) and Kelsey Scott, Justin (Amy) and Jenna Weber, Olivia, Tom and Mackenzie Fischer and great-grandfather of Ewan and Duncan Scott.

Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Mary Corrigan of Whitby, Berdella Kieffer of Belmore and Virginia Kieffer of Teeswater and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, George and Mary (Cronin) Kieffer, sisters Mary Roth (Clarence), Kathleen Kieffer, Blanche Purcell (Tom), and brothers William Kieffer, Oscar Kieffer (Anna Marie), George Kieffer and Michael Kieffer and brothers-in-law Joseph O’Connor (Irene) and Joseph Corrigan.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Lacroix as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Community Living Wingham & District 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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Lu, Ying “Lily” of Sarnia

Posted by on December 30, 2015

yingwebYing (Lily) Li Lu, of Sarnia, died at 8:15 pm, Sunday December 27th, 2015 at the Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. She was born (1932) in Nanking, China to parents Ai Hui Chao and Fen Sun Chen. She married Hsiang Sung Lu in 1959 and he survives. Also surviving are her son-in-law David Barton and 3 grandchildren: Michael, Brenna and Kailynn Barton of Ann Arbor, Michigan, cousin Nancy Lichon (husband Fran), and other family members. Her daughter Alice Lu Barton preceded her in death.Lily received her Bachelor’s Degree at Taiwan University and her Master’s Degree at the University of Oklahoma. She was a long time resident of Sarnia and was a librarian at Sarnia Public Library.Lily was a loving mother and grandmother. She was outgoing, humorous and kind. She enjoyed traveling and time with her family. She and her husband were generous donors to a variety of organizations including Northwestern University, Sarnia Public Library, Sarnia Art Gallery, Canadian Cancer Society and many others. She and her husband were awarded the Lambton County Award for generous donations and ongoing support to the Cultural Services Division. Services will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 between the hours of 7:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Boesveld, Willem ‘Bill’ of Hamilton

Posted by on December 27, 2015

Willem Boesveld for SpectatorBOESVELD, Willem ‘Bill’
Passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Juravinski Hospital with his family at his side, Willem Boesveld at the age of 90 years. Beloved best friend and soulmate of Gerdina, married for 61 amazing years. Proud father of Henry (Jackie), Richard (Joan), Alicia (Bernie), late son Gary (Jane), Diane, Marianne (Rick), and Nancy (Jim). Cherished Opa of 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and predeceased by baby Amanda. Survived by his sister Gerrie and sister-in-law Andrea both of the Netherlands. Predeceased by his twin brother Hank and brother Dirk. Remembered by his special friend John Vanderburg. Bill was known as a quiet, kind, gentle man that took great pride in his family. He lovingly cared for Mom her whole life, especially over the last several years. He had a gift for gardening and took great joy in taking care of the plants and flowers at their home. Visitation will be held at WESTDALE REFORMED CHURCH, 201 Paradise Rd., N., Hamilton on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private Burial at Garden Lane Cemetery, Flamborough. A Memorial Service will be held at WESTDALE REFORMED CHURCH on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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HARTMAN: Bruce Calvin of Burlington, ON

Posted by on December 26, 2015

Bruce Hartman websiteSuddenly on Friday, December 25th, 2015, the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, took home Bruce Calvin Hartman in his 49th year with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Abe and Henny Hartman, and siblings, Dave and Lynn Hartman, Bernice and Henry Oostdyk, Diana and Ben Bouwman, Janice and Andy Meints, Deb and Wayne Binkley, and brother-in-law Wayne Nicholson and his wife, Wendy. Bruce was also a well-loved uncle to many nephews and nieces and will also be missed by many very close and dear friends. Bruce was a well-respected real estate appraiser affiliated with Coulson Appraisal Ltd. and will be greatly missed by his colleagues. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at the EBENEZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 607 Dynes Road, Burlington where the Funeral Service will be on held Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. G. Nederveen officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service with family and close friends. Many thanks to the medical staff at Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Department for their efforts in his time of crisis. In lieu of flowers, donations to McMaster Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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THOMSON, Elva Marina (nee Thurbide) of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on December 24, 2015

Elva Thomson obitPeacefully at her home in Waterdown on Thursday, December 24, 2015 Elva passed away at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of Bob for 58 years and loved mother of Rick (Mary). Dear Grammy of Lindsey and Jennifer. Will also be missed by her sister Karen Marcoux (Jerry). Special thanks to Dr. Ann Woods at St. Joseph’s Hospital as well as the nurses from Bayshore and the personal support workers from St. Elizabeth’s for all their care and compassion. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Monday from 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Private cremation. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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