COURTEMANCHE, Leo of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2015

COURTEMANCHE, LeoIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his death in Chelmsford on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Son of the late Orphila and Corine (née Barnes) Courtemanche. Beloved husband of Priscille (née Sauvé) Courtemanche of Azilda. Loving father of Louise Latourelle of Oakville and Neil Courtemanche (Jocelyne) of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Alexa, Christiane and Roxane. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Lionel (Judy), Ernest (Robin) both of Sudbury, Thérèse Forest (Aimé) of Sturgeon Falls and Rita Condron of Burlington. Lovingly remembered by his sisters-in-law Jeannine Milinkovich (late Steve) of Burlington and Carmen Becker (Gord) of Sudbury as well as by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Leo was Recreation Director for the Town of Rayside Balfour for over 30 years and was well known in the community for his dedication and work ethic. He was also an avid sports fan. Leo was at his happiest when surrounded by family and friends, especially his granddaughters. He will never be forgotten. The family expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the staff of St-Gabriel’s Villa for the excellent care. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford, Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Ste-Agnès Church, Azilda. Donations can be made by cheque or online to St-Gabriel’s Villa. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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ARSENEAU, Leo and Mary Lou (nee Cecchini) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2015

ARSENEAU, Leo and Mary LouThe family announces with deepest sorrow, the passing of their parents after 46 years together on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Leo P Arseneau a gentle, giving and kind hearted person at the age of 64 and Mary Lou Arseneau (nee Cecchini) his selfless, generous and nurturing wife at the age of 65 years. Beloved parents of Leigh Arseneau (Nicole) of Oshawa and Tyler Arseneau (Alisa) of Hamilton. Cherished grandparents of Logan Tyler Arseneau and Ilias Paul Arseneau. Leo, son of Ludger Arseneau and of the late Medora Arseneau (nee Arsenault) is survived by his siblings: Anne (Steve) Lemega, Rose (John) Visano, Jackie (Clifford) Arseneau, Diane (Rick) Bertrand, Mike (Corinne) Arseneau, Denis (Diane) Arseneau, Suzanne Arseneau. Predeceased by his sister Marie Yvette Arseneau. Mary Lou, daughter of the late Jack and of the late June (nee Desjardins) Cecchini, is survived by her siblings: Jackie (Ken) Cecchini-McAuley, Connie (Michael) Conlon, Tracy (Andy) Roy, Carolyn (Cliff) Pennock, Pamela (Richard) Humphrey, Gary (Rose Marie) Cecchini and Tom (Barb) Cecchini. Predeceased by her sisters Donna (Brian) Sawyer, Debbie (Floyd) Schmidt and her brother Thomas Cecchini. They will both be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle E., Sudbury, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m.. Their lives will be celebrated with a Christian service Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Glad Tidings Church, Sudbury. Donations can be made to Hope Air by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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McElroy, H. Allison of Delta and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on April 20, 2015

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Suddenly at his daughter’s residence in Oshawa, on Friday April 17th, 2015. Allison McElroy age 86, formerly of Delta. Dear father of Patricia Craddock of Belleville, David McElroy ( Kim ) of Uxbridge, Samuel McElroy ( Brenda ) of Victoria, B.C., Linda McElroy ( Bernie ) of Peterborough and Beth Chant ( Richard ) of Oshawa. Loving grandfather of Brandi, Rebecca, Camille, Natalie and Michelle. Also survived by a sister, Muriel Jones of Brockville, and by the mother of his 5 children, Freda ( nee Singleton ) of Etobicoke. Beloved nephew of Vera McElroy of Maple View Lodge, Athens. Predeceased by 2 sisters, Dorothy Van Stone ( Ed ) of New York and Ruth Van Horn ( Bud ) of Mississauga. Also predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mabel ( nee Whitmore ) McElroy of Delta, and by a brother-in-law, H.K. Jones of Brockville. Sadly missed and remembered by special friend Arlene Cole. Allison is also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, on Tuesday evening April 21st, from 6-8 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday April 22nd, at 1 pm. Interment St. John’s Leeds Cemetery, Sweets Corners. In lieu of flowers in memoriams to the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Visit a Book of Memories at: judsonfuneralhome.ca

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NOBELS: Christiaan Johannes of Brampton, ON

Posted by on April 19, 2015

Chris NobelsMay 12, 1938 – April 18, 2015

It pleased the Lord to take to Himself His servant Christiaan Johannes Nobels on April 18, 2015. After a courageous battle with cancer, Chris passed away peacefully in his home, with his wife and children at his side. Beloved husband of Caroline (nee Van Huisstede) for 53 years. Much loved father of Carol and Ron Schutten, and John and Jennifer Nobels. Dear Opa of Michelle and Dan, Kristi and Steve, Jamie and Joel, Laura and Derek, Christiaan, Benjamin, Joshua and Makayla. Dear Great-Opa of Audrey, Leena, Adele, Judson, Lachlan, Sadie, Lacey, Augustine, Edison, and Oakley. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Bill and Patricia Nobels, Brian and Pat Nobels, the late Adriana van Bolhuis, Helen and the late John Van Huisstede, Gerda and the late Henk de Bruin, Bill and the late Evelyn Horsman, Vicki Conroy, Brian and Marlene Van Huisstede, Nick and Phyllis Van Huisstede, Joe and Judy Van Huisstede, Bill and Donna Van Huisstede, and Sjaan and Art Lodder. Chris retired from Honeywell after many years of service as an Electronic Engineering Technologist.  His love for music to the praise of God was appreciated by many as he served as an organist for over forty years in his church and the greater community.  Friends may visit with the family at GRACE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 10301 Creditview Rd., Brampton on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:30 am., Rev. VanLuik officiating. Interment to follow at Brampton Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations to to Anchor Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Bosanac: Ernesta of Waterdown

Posted by on April 17, 2015

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Peacefully in her 91st year, Ernesta left our world to rejoin her husband Nick Bosanac. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Jenny Grubisich. Loving mother to Rosanne (Jim) McEntee and Tom Bosanac. Proud ‘Grandma Scotty’ to Jason and Josh (Candice) McEntee, and Lesleigh Bosanac. Great grandmother to Grayson, Colton and baby McEntee to be. Survived by her brother Bran (Mary) Grubisich, sister Anne (Mauri predeceased) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. A private family service and interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the staff and caregivers of Alexander Place, Waterdown and Dr. Boyd for the wonderful care and friendship provided to Ernesta. Donations to Camp Marydale or Salvation Army would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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REIS:Helena “Susan” of WATERDOWN

Posted by on April 15, 2015

REIS, Helena G. “Susan”

Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved mother of Ron and Cathy (nee McCarthy). Loving Oma to Andrew and Natalie. Dear sister of the late Ben (Annie), the late Helena (the late Henry), Herman (Im), Marie (Jack), and Joseph (Barb). Special Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Susan was a longtime parishioner and CWL member at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Waterdown. The family would like to thank the staff at Joseph Brant Hospital, especially to Dr. Cross for all of their care. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Friday April 17 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Milton. If desired, as expressions of sympathy, donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

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McLain: David of Lynden, formerly of Port Bruce

Posted by on April 14, 2015

McLain: David of Lynden, formerly of Port Bruce
Suddenly passed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Gwen McLain (nee Dowling) for 57 years. Loved father of Brian (Jean) McLain. Proud grandfather of Kyle (Katrina) and Cody (Abbi). David is survived by his siblings Jean Shardlow, Angus (Gwen) McLain, Frances (Clarence) Shelly, and John (Debbie) McLain. He is also remembered by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to family friends Penny and Gina. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment Garden Lane Cemetery, Flamborough. Donations to Animal Adoptions of Flamborough would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Book of Condolence at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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Carey: Althea Dorothy (nee Orser)

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Carey: Althea Dorothy (nee Orser)
Peacefully at Alexander Place, Waterdown on Monday, April 13, 2015, Althea Carey in her 87th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack (1999) and their loved son Byron (2007), and her sister Mary Bransfield (2006) and her brother Gilbert Orser (1945). Althea is sadly missed by her sons Glenn of Hamilton, and Doug and Nanci of Paisley. Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kristyn, Ryan, Rose and John. Remembered by former daughter-in-law Marie and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at MILLGROVE UNITED CHURCH, 370 Concession 5 West, Millgrove. Interment Millgrove Cemetery. Donations to Millgrove United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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KAMSTRA, Grace (nee Vandenberg) of Burlington

Posted by on April 5, 2015

Grace KamstraPeacefully at Mt. Nemo Christian Nursing Home, with her family at her side, on Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Lord called to Himself Grace Kamstra at the age of 86 years. Beloved wife of Herman J. Kamstra for 63 years. Loved mother of Angie and Pete deBruin, Janet David, Jolanda and Jerry Jagt, Pete and Sheila Kamstra and Patti and Ken Post. Dear Grandma of 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Loved sister of Jo Schotsman in the Netherlands and dear sister-in-law of Rosalie Kamstra, Annie Aikema, Weike Kamstra, and Teddy and John Hordyk. Grace was a volunteer with the Red Cross “Meals on Wheels” program for over 25 years. Friends may visit with the family at EBENEZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 607 Dynes Rd., Burlington on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dr. G. Nederveen officiating. Interment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Mt. Nemo. If so desired, donations to Mt. Nemo Christian Nursing Home would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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KOOISTRA, Wietze (Bill) of Burlington

Posted by on April 4, 2015

Wietze (Bill) KooistraAfter a long and fulfilling life, Bill Kooistra went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015. He passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side at the age of 92. Loving husband of Pietje (Pauline) for 67 years. Devoted father to Andrew and Alide Kooistra, Bonnie and the late Craig (2005) Kissack, Jane and Jack Jagt, Gerty and Phil Metzlar, Rick and Lydia Kooistra and Bill and Jane Kooistra. Cherished Pake to 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his three brothers Gerrit, Paulus, and Cor, and survived by his sister Janny Telgenhof and sister-in-law Geertje Vandervelde. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at BURLINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 3422 New St., Burlington, where the Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. Private interment to precede the service. If desired, donations to Mission Services Hamilton would be appreciated.

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                                             “Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

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CONNOLLY: Donna M. of Dutton, Ont.

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Donna ConnollyCONNOLLY – Donna Marie (nee Shelton) of Dutton, passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle, on April 1, 2015 at the age of 71.  Beloved wife of Mervin Connolly;  loving mother to Laurie Danowski (Carm Augustyn) of Campbellville, Joseph Danowski of London, Rob Danowski (Lisa Paddon) of London, Nicole (Jeff) Allen of St. Thomas, Corinne Connolly of London; cherished grandmother of Jason Allen, Ava Allen, Alex Connolly; and lifelong friend of 67 years to Pat Wise.  Donna had retired from Goodlife Fitness head office, and in her spare time enjoyed a good game of golf at her home club of Dutton Meadows.  Donna was an honest and caring woman who dearly loved her family.  She will be greatly missed.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A Celebration of Donna’s Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Donnybrook Branch 513 in Dorchester on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Cancer Research or an animal rescue of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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SENIOR: John Kenneth “Ken” of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Ken Senior obitPeacefully at Alexander Place, Waterdown on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Ken passed away at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (nee Brown) for 65 years. Loved father of Kathy (John) and Dave. Dear Grandad of Dan (Meghan), Alison (Philip), and Rebecca (Nathan). Predeceased by his parents Jack and Matilda Senior and his brother Eric. Ken was a longtime employee of General Electric and Ashland Chemicals, a veteran of WWII RCAF, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#551, a member of the Warplane Heritage Museum, a former member of the Rotary Club of Waterdown, former member of the Masonic Lodge, and a Past President of the American Foundreymen’s Society, Ontario Chapter. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the Family Centre. Private interment at Grace Anglican Cemetery. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
                                                  “Sand not right, Ken will even come at night.”

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EBERT: Dianne Cheryl (Thompson) of St. George, ON

Posted by on March 30, 2015

2F Card picPeacefully at her home in St. George on Sunday, March 29, 2015, Cheryl passed away at the age of 68 years. Beloved wife of Robert for 41 years. Loved daughter of the late Ken and Lorna Thompson of Waterdown. Cheryl will also be missed by Karen and Jerry Marcoux and family, Bob and Elva Thomson and family, Lillian Thompson and family, and Jean Thompson and family. A private family Memorial Service will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown followed by interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society, Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton Humane Society or Brantford SPCA would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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THOMPSON: Lorraine “Midge” (nee Holmes) of Waterdown, ON

Posted by on March 29, 2015

Lorriane ThompsonPassed away, peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in 93rd year, at Billings Court Nursing Home, Burlington. Loving wife to William Thompson (1921-1999) for 55 happy years, and devoted mother to Lynne (Larry) Henwood and Sheila (Douglas) Otter. Cherished Nana to Stephen Otter and Elizabeth Otter (deceased). Predeceased by brothers Ross, Ivan (Pete), Lorne. Thank you to the Village Manor, Mom’s home for 7 years. Heartfelt thanks to Billings Court for their compassionate care. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Waterdown Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society may be made.
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JEFFREY: Allan “Nick”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 24, 2015

PoppyJEFFREY, Allan “Nick”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in his 95th year. Husband of the late Marjory Jeffrey (1961) and the late Freda Jeffrey (2004). Lovingly remembered by his son, Bruce Jeffrey of Hamilton, his step-son, Robert “Bob” Yorston (late Sonde) of St. Thomas, and by his step-daughters, Barbara Fox (David) of Grand Bend, and Patricia Lodge (late Tom) of Calgary, AB. He will also be fondly remembered by 11 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Allan was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by his siblings, Alex, Anne Woodall, Alice Howsam, Aynsley, Walter, and Foster. Born in Lancashire, England on April 3, 1920, he was the son of the late Andrew and Doris (nee Marsh) Jeffrey. Allan was raised in Watford, ON and graduated from Watford District High School. He was one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans (RCAF) from the Watford area and was a retired mechanical engineer with General Steel Wares, London. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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NEAL: Bevan M., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2015

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NEAL, Bevan M., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in his 90th year. Father of Marianne Powell (Richard) of Calgary, AB, Mark Neal (Kathy), Marty Neal (Dianne Donald), and Mike Neal (Dina Juric), all of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Tracy Powell, and Scott Powell, both of Calgary, AB, Josh Neal (Tammy) of St. Thomas, and Justin Neal of Hamilton. Brother of Bob Neal (Barbara) of London. Also survived by three great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bevan was predeceased by his dear partner, Shirley Larson. Born in St. Thomas, February 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee McNea) Neal. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. Bevan was a retired tool grinder at Canadian Timken, St. Thomas. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch 41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, March 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.

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AGGUS: Dr. Mary Serena (Fleming) of Dundas, ON

Posted by on March 20, 2015

AggusBorn on November 13, 1919 and died peacefully on March 18, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas Ont. She is survived by her sons, Robin (Marilyn) and Kent (Gail) and granddaughter, Caome. Beloved wife of Donald Aggus (1920 – 2007). Born in Edmonton to the late Charles Fleming and Bertha (Nordstrom), she is survived by her sister-in-law Sylvia Tomlinson of Hamilton and her many nieces and nephews. Education was her passion, expanding her knowledge to help others. Mary was a teacher of primary education and began her career at age 20 in a one room schoolhouse in Alberta. She retired as a Primary Consultant with the Hamilton Board of Education in 1984 and distinguished her career by completing her Doctorate of Education at the University of Toronto in 1994 at age 75. Mary and Don were enthusiastic travelers, camping with their sons across Canada and Europe when they were young and exploring more of Europe, Asia and the South Pacific in their later years. Mary also taught Sunday school for many years at Rock Chapel United Church. A firm believer in social justice she devoted much of her time with the United Church, sponsoring immigrant families and supporting charities through the Eastern Star. She had an open minded approach to life and humanity. Mary will be greatly missed by her proud family, as well as the many people she influenced throughout her life. We wish to thank all of those who cared for her over the last eight years, especially the wonderful staff at the Villa. A celebration of her life will take place at Rock Chapel United Church, 451 Rock Chapel Road, Dundas Ont. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. followed by refreshments.
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TYLER: Bruce of Waterdown

Posted by on March 17, 2015

TYLER, Bruce
Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in his 74th year. Loved father of David Tyler, and Michelle Tyler (Mark Adeney). Survived by his mother Rose Mackey and sisters Rose Marie (Glenn) Jamieson, and Deb (Wayne) Marriette. Cremation has taken place. Family Graveside Service will be held at Grace Anglican Cemetery, Waterdown. Friends are invited to a reception at Mill St. & 5 American House, 324 Dundas St. E. (Corner of Mill St.), Waterdown on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2 – 6 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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STEEGSTRA; Andy, of Petrolia, formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on March 10, 2015

Passed away peacefully with his son by his side at Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday, March 5, 2015. ANDY STEEGSTRA, of Petrolia and formerly of Hamilton, was in his 63rd year.   Andy is survived by his son Nick Steegstra, his daughter Hannah Perks, his sister Susan and her husband Don Farrar, his nieces Melanie MacKenzie and Emily and Mike Prangley, and many cousins and friends. Andy was predeceased by his parents Sjoerd (1967) and Boukje (1997) Steegstra. Andy worked as a second class stationary engineer for 30 years at Canadian Waste in Hamilton. A memorial service remembering Andy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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WIGHTON: HELEN PATRICIA OF SARNIA

Helen-Patricia-Wighton-webSurrounded by her family, at Vision Nursing Home, on March 7, 2015, HELEN PATRICIA WIGHTON (nee Moran) peacefully passed away in her 87th year.

Helen will be forever missed by her devoted husband of 64 years, Bill Wighton. She was the loving mother of Dan (Jan), Jim (Moia), Bob (Sharon), Debbie (Ron Raes), the late Greg (Margaret), Mark (Mary Anne), David (Joe Chetcuti) and Mary Beth (Dawn Baxter).  She was the cherished grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Helen is also survived by her brother, Ron (Mary) Moran, in-laws Don (Norma) Wighton, Alex Wighton and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Jeanette (Noyle) Moran, her sisters Jean (Chuck) McRitchie, June (Bill) Shortt and her brother Bill (Connie) Moran, her son Gregory (2010), her twin sons Peter and Paul (1964) and her grandson Dustin (1984).

Helen was born in Mooretown, Ontario. She was a founding member of St. Benedict Parish and an active member of the C.W.L.and Strangway Centre. She worked as a legal secretary for many years.  She loved gardening, knitting, reading, travelling, playing cards and most importantly, spending time with her family, leaving them enriched with wonderful stories and heartwarming memories.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation for the excellent care received by Dr. Kolano, Dr. Gannon, and the caring staff at Vision Nursing Home.

Family and friends will be received at D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church at 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Lucio Couto officiating. Internment to follow at Our Lady Of Mercy Cemetery.

As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of their choice.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 N. Victoria St. at Davis).

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BUIKEMA: John Jakob of Beamsville, ON

Posted by on March 4, 2015

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Peacefully at home while surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the Lord called to Himself John J. Buikema at the age of 78 years. Beloved husband of Henrietta (nee Schuller) and the late Ann (nee Werkman). Loved father of James T., John, Anne and Ron Jager, Chuck and Kerrie, Gilbert and Wilma, Marcy and Arnie Schulenberg, Pete and Cherie, Emily and Ed ‘tHart, Albert, Jeffrey and Kevin. Dear grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Loved brother of Ken and Christine, Bini and the late Gus Buist, Alice and Gary Veenman, Eve and the late Bert Buikema and will be missed as a brother-in-law and uncle in the Schuller and Werkman families. Friends may visit with the family at VINEYARD CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 4628 John St., Beamsville on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held at EBENEZER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 607 Dynes Rd., Burlington on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. If so desired, donations to Anchor Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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ALTON: Carol (nee Bell) of Burlington

Posted by on March 4, 2015

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After 2 years of health challenges Carol Alton passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington in her 81st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Murray Alton. Loved mother of LuAnn Alton, Sandy (Doug) May, and Rob (Linda) Alton. Proud grandmother of Stuart. Carol will be remembered by other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. where a Memorial Service will begin at 3 p.m. Carol thought of the nurses and staff of 3 East, Joseph Brant Hospital as her . Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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HOLMES: Larry Dale of Belleville, formerly of Chesley

Posted by on March 4, 2015

Holmes, LarryLarry Dale Holmes Sr. of Belleville, formerly of Chesley, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in his 69th year.

Larry will be sadly missed by his children, Deborah (Stephen) Hart of Kitchener, Shelly (Rick) Forestell of Peterborough, Larry (Iris) of London and Shane of Richmond Hill. Missing their Papa Lou are Natasha, Devin, Mitchell, Ryan, Alexander and Kinu. Larry leaves behind his siblings, Eva Shade of Chesley, Geraldine Harvie of Belleville, Donald (Margaret) Holmes of Belleville, Shirley Ford of Hanover, Wynelda MacDonald of Chesley, Linda Pegelo of Owen Sound, Jack Holmes of London and Carmen (Gisela) Holmes of Hamilton. Grieving his loss is Larry’s former wife, cherished friend and mother of his children, Diane Holmes of Peterborough.

Larry was predeceased by his brothers Edward and Allan and his parents, Ernie and Gertie (Robbins) Holmes.

Visitation will be at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m. where a memorial service celebrating Larry’s life will be held on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations to Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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MUIR: Jean Isabelle (nee Kerr) of Burlington, ON

Posted by on March 1, 2015

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Peacefully at The Brant Centre, Burlington on Friday, February 27, 2015, Jean passed away in her 73rd year. She is survived by her dear brother Jim (Judy) Kerr of Stoney Creek. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her step-children Janet Beltrame (Steve) of Waterdown, Tom Muir (Judy) of Hamilton, and Jim Muir (Cathy) of Amherstburg and their families. Special thanks to the staff at The Brant Centre for all their loving care. As per Jean’s wishes cremation has taken place. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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NEWLANDS: Beatrice Laurene (nee Payne) of Millgrove, ON

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Beatrice Newlands obitOn Friday, February 27, 2015 in her 91st year at her home. Beloved wife of the late Robert Tennant Newlands and also predeceased by infant daughter Susan Joanne, parents Clarence and Margaret Payne and brother Bill Payne. Sadly missed by her daughter Cheryl Rayner and son Robert Newlands (Fern), as well as grandchildren David and Robin Rayner, and Stacey and Jim Newlands, and great-grandchildren Alexis and Lucas Rayner. Also missed by step-children Keneth and David Newlands and their families. Visitation at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Carlisle Cemetery. Reception to be held in the Family Centre. If so desired, donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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