MANTO; Marjorie of Hanover

Posted by on November 30, 2015

manto-web5Marjorie Manto, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, November 30, 2015, in her 82nd year.

Marjorie was born July 1, 1934 in Warwick Township, Lambton County.  Marjorie worked along side her husband Allan, as the proud owners of Manto Warehousing.  She was a member of the Hanover Lion’s Club and then the Walkerton Lion’s Club, the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary and site conservation with C.N.I.B..

Predeceased by her beloved husband Allan in May of 1996. Dear mother of Ron Manto & Jackie of Tiverton, Susan & Doug Schaus of RR #1 Elmwood, Lynda & Darryl Beitz of RR #1 Hanover. Cherished grandmother of  Alayna & Tim Tubman, Ryan Schaus, Meagan & Justin Moorey, Jessica Duguay, Jeremie Duguay, Rebecca Wedow, very special great grandmother of Jackson and Grace Tubman, Mason Schaus and Riley Moorey.  Beloved sister of Doris & Art Eastman of Arkona, Vi & Armond Young of Hanover, Janet & Len Dowhan of Hamilton, Art & Shirley Morley of Chatham, Lloyd Morley & Loretta of Auburn, Blake Morley & Lana of Kelowna B.C., sister-in-law of Grace & Grant Keller of Kitchener, Pete Roslyn of Barrie.  Marjorie was predeceased by her parents George & Helen Morley, parents-in-law Andrew & Caroline (Monk) Manto, brother and sisters-in-law James Maurer, Eldon & Norma Manto, Louis & Marie Weber and Alice Roslyn.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 11:00 am, at First St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev. Robert Clifford officiating. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada – Dog Guides or First St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Hanover would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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BREGMAN, Hendrik “Hank” of RR 6, Goderich, age 82

Posted by on October 28, 2015

BREGMAN:  Peacefully, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Hendrik “Hank” Bregman, of RR 6, Goderich, age 82.  Beloved husband of Margaret Rosie (Keller) Bregman.  Loved father and father-in-law of Diane Bregman (Steve Layton) of Clinton, ON., Morgan Bregman of Olds, AB., Jan William Bregman of Edmonton, AB., Christopher Bregman of Goderich, ON., Gary (Judy) Carlisle of Brockville, ON.,  Renée (Ben) Worsell of Olds, AB. Cherished grandpa and Opa of many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert (Agnes) Bregman of Teeswater, ON., Ann Keller of London, ON., John (Marie) Bregman of Winnipeg Beach, MB., Ada (Earl) Telfer of Paris, ON., Jake Martens of Red Deer, AB., Eulene (Bill) Baker, Grace (Fred) Sanders all of London.  Hank will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents John and Heltje (Bos) Bregman, sons Gordon and David Bregman, daughters Lynn and Katherine Carlisle, brothers-in-law Lloyd Keller, Milton (Erma) Keller, Mervin (Sue) Keller, Eugene Keller and sister-in-law Verda Martens.  At Hank’s request cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at Berea-By-the-Water Lutheran Church, 326 Gibbons St, Goderich, on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. with visitation commencing at 12 p.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Interment Calvary Cemetery, Dashwood.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at

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MILLER, Sheila Dorothy of Sarnia

Posted by on October 13, 2015

Miller-webAt Marshall Gowland Manor on Monday, October 12, 2015, SHEILA DOROTHY MILLER, age 63 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving friend of Mike Fulton and dear sister of Koll Tannor (Cherlyn) and Allan Miller. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Phyllis Miller and her brother Lawrence Miller. Sheila was born in Nelson, British Columbia and has been a Sarnia resident since 1957. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 am. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Sympathy expressed through memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family.

“The family would like to thank the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassionate care of our sister”

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FEIL: William “Bill;” Robert

Feil2FEIL, William, Robert – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, on September 22, 2015, Bill Feil died at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of Mary (nee Mrnik)of 56 yrs.  Loving father of Mark (Lorie), Greg (Sandy), and Lisa Payne (Richard).  Cherished grandfather of Erica & Kevin, Ian & Cameron and Daniel.  Also survived by his sisters Dorothy Bissell (Jim), Betty Norris (late Carmen), sister-in-law Ann Davies (late Reg), and brother-in-law Frank Mrnik (Susan). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William & Lovina Feil, siblings; Fred (Ila), George (Loretta), Vera (Howard) and in-laws Frank & Frances Mrnik. Bill graduated from Queens University, Engineering Chemistry program in 1957. He moved to Sarnia where he began and ended his career working for over 35 years as a Chemist with Shell. Coming from a large family, Bill loved social gatherings, spending time with family and friends singing, playing music and cards. He will be greatly missed.  Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia  on Friday, September 25th  from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Saturday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the  Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St. Pt. Edward, N7V 1A6, St.Vincent De Paul Society, 106 East St., Sarnia, N7T 7H9 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3.    Messages of condolence and memories may be left at

A tree will be planted in memory of William Feil in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest.  Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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WATSON, Kenneth of Chesley

Posted by on May 3, 2015

Kenneth Stanger Watson of Chesley, passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Trudy (Westenberger). Cherished father of Keith Andrew of Thunder Bay. Ken will live on in the memory of his sisters Florence Robertson of Kelowna, B.C. and Heather (Sterling) Shephard of Plymouth, Michigan. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Irma McSporran of Chesley.

Ken requested that his body be donated to science and his family is respecting that wish.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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SCHWARTZ: Alvin of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Alvin Schwartz 2Alvin Alexander Schwartz of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township, slipped away quietly, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the late Hazel Georgina (Wells, Grein). Loving father of Wayne (Vida) of Waterloo, Katie (Randy) Brooks of Okanagan Centre, B.C., and father-in-law of Bev Gallinger of Chesley. Alvin will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Wanda (Terry) Luke of Ariss, Rob Gallinger of Allan Park, Renee (Andrew) Kent of Hamilton, Mia Brooks (Zev Tiefenbach) of Salmon Arm B.C. and Carly (Shayne) Brandel of Nelson, B.C. Grieving Alvin’s loss will be his nine great-grandchildren, brother Allan (Betty) Schwartz of Chesley as well as his nieces, nephews and their families.

Alvin was predeceased by his daughter Lorraine Gallinger, parents Alexander and Minnie (Sulkye) Schwartz and sisters Lyla Schwartz and Marjorie (Ian) McKinnon.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Alvin’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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KRISTOFIC: Ivan, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 13, 2015

Ivan KristoficKRISTOFIC, Ivan, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015, in his 83rd year. Husband of Dragica “Draga” (nee Sabol) Kristofic. Father of Elizabeth Kristofic, Susan Quinn (Dave), all of St. Thomas, and the late Veronica Taylor (1980). Grandfather of Michael Taylor (Catherine Moore), Meagan Kristofic (Brent Weber), and Matthew and Cassandra Quinn. Great grandfather of Benjamin Taylor. Brother of Anna Bezecki (Zelko) of Kelowna, BC, late Naco, late Joseph, late Elizabeth, late Steve, and late Jura. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Ivanovec, Yugoslavia, May 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Franjo and Ula (nee Toplek) Kristofic. Ivan was a retired construction supervisor. He was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London. Ivan was a former member of the Canadian Horseshoe Association, having won many Ontario Singles and Doubles Tournaments as well as the NHPA World Tournament in 2002. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, March 16th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 8:00 p.m.). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Tuesday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church gratefully acknowledged. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH, with special thanks to Mary Ellen, Danni, and Amy.

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CAMERON: Malcolm of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2014

2014_12_28_14_36_01Cameron, Malcolm (Mac), of Strathroy, Ontario, on Dec. 27, 2014.  Loving husband of Estelle (Piché); dear father of David and his wife Catherine Wooden of Strathroy, and Nancy and her husband Rick Vincent of Kelowna, British Columbia;  proud grandfather of Terri Cameron (Bernie Ugolini) of Milton, Steve Cameron (Jacki Masse) of London, and Scott and Luke Vincent of Kelowna, B.C.; great-grandfather of Austin and Alyssa Cameron. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1959) and Cora (1981) Cameron. Mac was born in Sudbury on October 20, 1930. He attended Espanola High School and Queen’s University in Kingston. He was a teacher and vice-principal at Strathroy District Collegiate Institute, principal at North Middlesex District High School, and principal at Glencoe District High School. He was a life member of the Strathocha Shrine Club and an avid musician who received his gold card from the London Musicians Association. He played saxophone and clarinet in many London and area orchestras, and in later years formed his own band, The Music Makers. Visitation will be at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on  Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 2-5 p.m.    According to Mac’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will take place, with interment of ashes in a private family service at Strathroy Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mac’s memory to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation, the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Auxiliary, or the charity of your choice.

“Remember me as one who has loved and been very proud of his family and as one who has led a full, satisfying, and very happy life.”

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MACAULAY: “Buddy” of Dobbinton

Posted by on December 24, 2014

McCauley 2Godfrey “Buddy” Thomas MacAulay passed away peacefully at his home in Dobbinton on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 76.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Marlyn (Bimm), five sons Barry (Terri) of Owen Sound, Terry of London, Trent of London, Trevor (Penny) and Derek (Ann), all of Owen Sound. Buddy or Poppa as he was known will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marie (Russ) Eveleigh of Chilliwack, B.C and brother-in-law Mervyn Bimm of Pembroke. Bud will be fondly remembered by his many neighbours and friends, especially Don and Beth Slumskie. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Katherine MacAulay.

Bud wished to be cremated, and a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date at the family residence. Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GALLINGER: Lorraine of Chesley

Posted by on October 22, 2014

20141022144500_00001ALorraine Gallinger of Chesley, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Tuesday October 21, 2014 in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Bev. Loving mother of Rob Gallinger of Allan Park and Renee (Andrew) Kent of Hamilton. Cherished grandmother of Gary Kent.

Lorraine also leaves to mourn her father Alvin Schwartz of Chesley, sister Kathleen (Randy) Brookes of Okanagan Centre B.C., and her brother Wayne (Vida) Schwartz of Waterloo.  She will be remembered by the Gallinger families, Larry (Helen) of R.R.#1 Beachville, Ron (Bonnie) of Chesley and Jeffrey (Chris) of Mission, B. C.. Predeceased by her mother Hazel (Wells) Schwartz.

As per Lorraine’s request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

Memorial Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Rhody Family Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.


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DUBOIS, Roland George Joseph of Sturgeon Falls, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2014

DUBOIS, RolandThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sturgeon Falls on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Beloved friend of Julienne Bertha Boucher (née Gravel) of Sturgeon Falls. Survived by his father Alfred Gignac of Sudbury and predeceased by his mother Marie Gignac (née Régina). Loving father of Georgette MacDonald (Allan) of Sudbury, Lorraine Deforge (Chris) of St-Charles, Lucienne Bazinet (Gord) of Naughton, Angèle Lachance (Guy) of Cache Bay, Bruno (Jeannine) of Kelowna, B.C. and Gérard (Julie) of Cache Bay. Loving step-father of Ronald (late Connie), Robert (Susan) and Roger (Darleen) all of Hamilton, Richard (Lani) of Toronto and Sylvie Nardi (late Robert) of Hamilton. Predeceased by his step-daughter Nicole Bedard (Raymond of Hagar). Dear brother of Gary Gignac (Claire) of Sudbury, Billy Wagner (Rita) of Sault Ste-Marie, Gerry Moore of Niagara Falls and Jack Gignac of Sudbury. Predeceased by his brothers Roy Gignac (Cécile of Hanmer), Hector Beaudry and Noël Beaudry. Sadly missed by 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and by the Whissell family. Predeceased by 1 great-grandchild. Roland was a former Volunteer Fireman in St-Charles. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.

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WARD: JOHN O. “OZZIE” (formerly of Chaffey’s Lock)

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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(Colonel R.C.A., Retired, R.M.C. #2915, BSc Queens, Korean War Veteran)

  Ozzie passed away peacefully and with great dignity in his 85th year surrounded by hisloving family March 22, 2014 at May Court Hospice, Ottawa, following a short battle with cancer.  Born in Nelson BC May 4, 1929, he was predeceased by his parents Bessie (Annett) and John Isaac Ward. For 58 years the beloved husband and best friend of Joan (Lawlor), cherished father of John (Diana Chang) of Vancouver, Michael (Patty Maloney), Anne (Robert Miller) and Beth (Alain Denis) all of Ottawa.  Proud grandfather of Christopher (Sierra Ruffalo), Alexa, David, Adam and Ryan.  Survived by his dear sister Annette (Theo deceased) Bruseker of Calgary and dear uncle of Karen (Archie) Magee of Sylvan Lake Alberta and Ian (Donna) McLatchie of Sechelt BC. 53. He also achieved some fame as a marksman on the shooting team and some notoriety for other endeavours. alongs with his old favorites.  s. s care especially the amazing staff on the Oncology wing 5E at the General Hospital and those at the Ottawa Cancer Centre and the May Court Hospice.  The family will receive friends at the Beechwood “Sacred Space” Chapel, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Wednesday morning April 2, 2014 from 10 o’clock until time of “Liturgy of the Word” at 11 o’clock. Inurnment  in the National Military Section of Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the May Court Hospice, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa K1S 0X1 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin

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TROUBRIDGE, Irene Florence (Stokes) formerly of Grand Bend, age 91

Posted by on January 29, 2014

TROUBRIDGE: Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on January 29, 2014, Irene Florence (Stokes) Troubridge, formerly of Grand Bend, age 91.  Beloved wife of the late Stanley “Stan” Troubridge (1998).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late David Troubridge (1989), Linda and Darcy Roy of Grand Bend, Peter and Barbara Troubridge of Kelowna, BC.  Cherished grandma of Kimberley (Paul) Christensen, Shawna (Jason) Harkes, Erin Troubridge, Lauren Troubridge, Michael Troubridge and Alanna Troubridge.  Treasured great-grandma of Hillary Harkes, Kelden and Sophia Christensen.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jean and Richard Horn and Betty Stokes all of England. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Florence (Blackmur) Stokes, brothers Leslie and Cyril Stokes.  At Irene’s request cremation has taken place and a private Interment will take place at White Chapel Cemetery, Hamilton at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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GRONIGER: Leigh Dorothy of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Suddenly, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Leigh Dorothy Groniger (Goodwin) of Rodney at the age of 46.  Loving wife and mother of Joe and Lyle, daughter of Pam and Charlie Goodwin of Vancouver, B.C., daughter in law of Martha Groniger (Herman 2012) of West Lorne, sister in law of Henry (Cindy) and Ed Groniger and aunt of Leaha Groniger.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at  519 785-0810.  Posted at

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Posted by on December 28, 2013

13280 HallHALL-FARROW, Doris Shirley (Doris was a long-time member of the Peterborough Navy Club with her late husband, George). –  Peacefully, at her residence with her family by her side, on Sunday, December 1,2013.   Doris Hall – Farrow (nee McKenzie) of Peterborough in her 81st year was the beloved wife of Clifford Farrow and the late George Hall.  Loving mother of Sharon Crowe (Debbie March), of Peterborough, Wendy Wood (Terry Reid) of Brighton, Steve Hall (Lucy) of Kitchener, Rob Hall (Karen) of Peterborough, Kevin Hall (Kim) of Peterborough, and Dwayne (Tracy) of Peterborough.  Proud grandmother of Terri Lynn Little (Ron) of Peterborough, Paul Armstong (Jackie) of Kelowna, BC, Deanne Mitchell of Peterborough, Nicole Mitchell Huizinga (Michelle Olver Yates) of Peterborough, Troy Mitchell (Vanessa) of Bellville, Chantelle Terry of Peterborough, Steve Hall (Bonnie) of Victoria, BC, Sarah Zegers (Tony) of Kitchener, Maggie Hall of Kitchener, Melissa Anderson (Chad) of Peterborough, Travis Spafford (Karla Hewton) of Trenton, Kevin Hall of Peterborough, Matthew Hall of Peterborough, Brittany Hall of Peterborough, Taylor Hall of Peterborough, and Jordan Hall of Peterborough.  Doris will also be greatly missed by her many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. As a Foster Parent for more than 25 years, Doris provided a loving home to nearly 40 children. She will be fondly remembered by many friends and neighbours in Peterborough and around Buckhorn Lake where she spent many years at the family cottage.Friends will be received at the COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME – Ashburnham Chapel, 840 Armour Road, on Wednesday, December 4th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate Doris’ life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 5,2013 at 2:00 p.m.  If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society may be made at or by calling 705-740-0444


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Quackenbush, William (Bill) Frederick of Sarnia

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Quackenbush-webWith his family by his side, at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, WILLIAM (BILL) FREDERICK QUACKENBUSH, age 74 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Beverly Quackenbush and dear father of William (Kim), Douglas (Jen) and Donald (Kim) and daughter Jen (Rusty), 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brother of Celena, Doreen, Cathy, Fran and Debbie, brother in law of Carol and Wayne, Gord, and Diane. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Bill will be deeply missed by his little pet girl “Suzie Q”. He was predeceased by his parents William and Luella, sisters Donna and Marion, step-father Tom Scott, sister in law Kathy and Vickie, mother and father in law Gordon and Joanne and his grandson Tyler (1999). Bill (Big Daddy) Quackenbush), a.k.a., the Mayor of Paradise Valley Family Campground retired from Holmes Foundry after 27 years of service. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, December 30th at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Sunday between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial gifts to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

“The family would like to thank Doctors Maddison, Ernst and Bergeron and a special thanks to Lance, Kyna and all the awesome and caring staff at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care Unit.”


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Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9


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Lindsay: Rose of Sarnia

Posted by on November 30, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, November 30, 2013, ROSE ELLEN LINDSAY (nee Eheler), age 95 of Sarnia passed away. Beloved wife of the late Orville Richard Wesley Lindsay (1960).Dear mother of Wilbert Norman Lindsay and his wife Mona of Sarnia and David Graham Lindsay and his wife Donna of British Columbia.Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Darrin, Kevin and Rhonda and great grandmother of Lily and Maia. Rose was a longtime employee of the Sarnia Jail where she worked as a Matron. The family would like to thank the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home and Vision Rest Home for the excellent care Mom received. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Arthritis Society or to New Horizons Community Church would be appreciated by the family.

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Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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WINTERS; Rae Eldon of Maxwell – resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on October 23, 2013


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Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on October 22, 2013 formerly of Maxwell in his 79th year. Loving son of the late Clarence and Marjorie Winters. Dear brother of Delbert(Ruthe) Winters of Maxwell. Loved and remembered as uncle to Susan(Gordon) Johnston of Flesherton and Wayne(Susan) Winters of Maxwell. Sadly missed as great uncle to Jeremiah, Jonah Johnston and Laura Winters. After a lifetime of farming Rae moved on to working with South East Grey Support Services and Markdale Home Hardware. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service from Markdale Baptist Church, 144 Lorne Street, on Friday at 11am. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Maxwell Community Centre would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at

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MALLETTE, Velma Mae (Koski) of Chelmsford

Posted by on October 23, 2013

MALLETTE, VelmaVelma Mae (Koski) Mallette passed away on Sun. Oct.13, 2013 at St. Gabriel’s Villa Chelmsford.  She was predeceased by her husband Alf Mallette (1981) & her parents Viljo (Bill) & Saima (Seppala) Koski.   Velma was a loving and supportive mother and instilled in her children and grandchildren a great work ethic, a sense of right and wrong, an appreciation of the value of a dollar, and love of family.  She set an example of how to live with style and grace and her tenacity and strength to get through the toughest times are a lesson for us all.   She will be forever loved and missed by her children: Judi Buckingham Cook (Lenny) of Aurora Colorado; Jill Thomson (Barry predeceased) of Levack; and Dan and Angie Mallette of Barrie.  She was a devoted and generous Grandma and G.G. to Jeff and Shay Buckingham, sons Aidan and Ryan (Parker Colorado); Kirk and Heather Thomson, daughters Maira and Darcy (Ottawa); Robyn Thomson and Oscar Cano, daughter Daniela (Copper Cliff), Shannon (Mallette) and Brian Fick, daughters Maddy and Elly (Sooke B.C.); and Kris & Susie Mallette, daughters Grace and Kaitlyn (Kelowna B.C.).   She was predeceased by her brothers John, Bill, and Harry, and sisters Rusty MacNamara, Helen Sul, and Ethel Bullock.  Auntie Velma was much loved by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews of the Koski & Mallette families.

Velma was a well known and respected resident of Levack for all of her 88 years.  She worked at the Levack Pharmacy as a pharmacist assistant for 22 years before retiring in 1990.  She was an accomplished knitter providing her children and grandchildren with beautiful sweaters, hats, and mittens.  Velma was a fiercely independent and strong woman, maintaining her own home until 2012. Always stylish, she never left home without her hair done and makeup on.  She enjoyed her daily walks and coffee at the Bluebird with the “girls”.  Monday bus trips to the casino with Tynne and Barb were the highlight of her week and Lady Luck blessed her many times.

At her request there will be no visitation.  A luncheon in her honour will be held on Sunday, November 3, from 11:30 – 2:30 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 503 Onaping. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Chelmsford.

If you wish to honour Velma’s memory, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation or the Onaping Falls & Cartier Food Bank will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the staff of Whitson Wing at St. Gabriel’s Villa for treating Velma with dignity and respect in her final months, Dr. W. Kealy and Dr. Pearce, and the Cooperative Funeral Home.

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Rotteau; Bernice of Petrolia

Posted by on October 20, 2013


At Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia, after a brief battle with cancer, with her family by her side, BERNICE ROTTEAU (Chaffe), 73 years, of Petrolia, passed away on Saturday October 19, 2013. Predeceased by her husband Sam in 2005. Her love and compassion united together two families into one. Beloved mother of Carman and Bonnie Martin of Corunna, Dave and Janie Martin of Petrolia, Mary and Geoff Haughton of Orangeville, John and Betty Jane Rotteau of Kelowna, BC, and the late Peter Rotteau (1989). Dear grandmother of Stacey and Tyler Gracey, Amanda Martin and Sean Ipaye, Brooke Hartley and Justin Ronan, Blane Hartley, Tim and Melisa Martin, Greg and Tina Martin, Stephen and Gail Haughton, Craig Haughton and Laura Faris, Bob and Kathy Rotteau, Mike and Sue Rotteau, Jim and Robyn Rotteau, Dwight Rotteau, and Michelle Davis (Rotteau) and Jeff Bursey. Beloved sister of George and Ruth Chaffe of Forest, Linda and Charlie Matheson of Napanee, and Earl Chaffe and Terri Vansevenant of Forest. She was very proud of her great grandchildren Madison Gracey, Olivia, Mackenzie and Dylan Martin, Cole and Alli Martin, Alex Hall, Brandon Saunders, Nick and Bailey Haughton, Mackenzie, Josh and Kaleigh Haughton, Sam and Sarah Rotteau, Jessica and Braden Rypstra, Matthew, Shae and Tait Rotteau, Tyler and Christian Rotteau, Austen Rotteau and Crystal Laur, Mikyla and Jacob Rotteau and her great-great grandson Brayden Rotteau. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and all her friends at Mid Valley Apartments.  The Rotteau, Martin and Henderson families will forever cherish their memories of her. She had a heart of gold, and will always and forever be remembered. Bernice enjoyed her many years camping at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Campground, and will be missed by her camping family. Visitors will be received on Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Forest Legion Branch 176 Ladies Auxiliary walk-through will take place at 6:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating. Following the service, interment will be at BeechwoodCemetery, Forest. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, memorial donation may be made by cheque to C.E.E.Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left on-line at

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SHERWIN: Verona (nee Colcerin) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Sherwin EditedSHERWIN- Verona “Veronica” Sherwin (nee Colcerin) passed away, surrounded by her family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of more than 50 years to husband Keith. Adored mother of Rosalie (Medeiros), Austin and his wife Pamela and Jeoffrey. Cherished grandmother of Jarrett, Kyle, Jacob and Benjamin. Fondly remembered as ”Billie” by her siblings, Dan, Anne and Pete of Kelowna, BC and Jean and George of Regina, SK. Sadly missed by her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A private family gathering was held at the funeral home prior to cremation.  A memorial service will be held on Monday October 14th at 3:00pm with a visitation one hour prior to service. Service to be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9946 Talbotville Gore Rd, Talbotville, ON. If desired, donations to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society or an animal charity would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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SAMPSON: Fredrick George of St. Thomas formerly of London, Ont.

Posted by on September 11, 2013

Fred SampsonSAMPSON-Fredrick George  “Fred” Sampson passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 60.  Fred is survived by his loving wife Barb Sampson (nee Seymour); his son Darrell (Michelle) Sampson and their children Carter and Kennedy all of St. Thomas; his mother Virginia Sampson of London; by his sisters Kathleen (Harold) Lake of Edmonton, Sharon (Rollie) Martens of Kelowna, B.C.; his brothers Richard Sampson of Kelowna, B.C. and Robert (Bonnie) Sampson of London;  sister Debbie (Dave) Young of Port Bruce; sisters-in-law Janie Sampson of London and Kathy (Jerry) Pawitch of Strathroy; and by many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Predeceased by his father Harry Sampson and his brother  Charles Sampson.  Fred’s passion for architecture lead him to begin his career as a draftsman.  Eventually he wanted to become more hands-on with his projects, which inspired him to start his own framing company.  As the years passed, he transitioned into the role of superintendent for several construction companies.  Fred also enjoyed gardening, golfing, cooking, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren Carter and Kennedy.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.   A private service will be held on a later date.  If desired, donations to the Lung Association –C.O.P.D.  or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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CROWE : MARSHALL B.A., L.L.B., L.S.M. (of Portland on the Rideau)

Posted by on August 22, 2013

Marshall Crowe


April 14, 1921 – August 16, 2013


Son of William Johnston Crowe and Georgina Gertrude (née Gammon). Predeceased by Doris Mary (née Scanes), beloved wife of 61 years, his classmate at United College and energetic and devoted collaborator. Marshall and Doris were predeceased by their infant son William. Also predeceased by his parents and siblings, Gertrude Cochrane, Elliott, Ruth, Georgina , Florence Christiansen, John and Harry. Marshall was born on his parents’ farm near Rossburn, Manitoba and died of congestive heart failure at his own farm near Portland, Ontario with his family around him. He is survived by his dear friend, Glenna Roberts and his and Doris’ children, Tom, (Allison Shaw), Alison, Helen (David Pollard), Sheila (Brian Fukuzawa) and Abigail (Ron Sly, also deceased). His grandchildren: Jessica (Taro Murata), Caleb Yong (Juliana Ramirez-Herrera), Susan Crowe (Radek Zlamal) , David Berry (Samantha Robdrup), Catherine Crowe, Adam Berry and Ben Fukuzawa. His great-grandchildren: Jadyn and Isabelle Berry, Charlie and Lily Murata and Caroline Zlamal.

Over the years, our parents opened their hearts and home to new Canadians whom we are proud to call family: Lawrence Le (Ping), Nick Ho (Irene), and Seumien Chen (Nobuo Sasaki) and their children and grandchildren:  Innie Chen (Jordan Melzer and their son Emet), Yuli Chen-Sasaki, Jonathan and Rebecca Le, Ariana and Ashlyn Ho . Marshall attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg, obtained a B.A. in history and economics at United College, Winnipeg and an LL.B. at the University of Ottawa. He served in the Canadian Army during WW II and after the war as a Foreign Service Officer, Department of External Affairs, including postings to New York (United Nations) and Moscow in the 40’s and 50’s. He resigned from the Foreign Service in 1961 and worked as the Economic Advisor, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He returned to Ottawa in 1967 as Deputy Secretary to the Federal Cabinet, serving Prime Ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He was later President and Chairman, Canada Development Corporation; Chairman, National Energy Board; President, M.A. Crowe Consultants; Director, Gulf-Mark Offshore; Counsel to Johnston and Buchan LLP and to Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Marshall had many mentors in his career. He and Doris were both students of Arthur R.M. Lower and Arthur Phelps at United College. Marshall was guided as a junior Foreign Service Officer by John Watkins and John Holmes. He never forgot his debt to these men and to the many colleagues and friends he was privileged to know over his life and career.

Marshall and Doris raised cattle at the farm in Portland, partnering with good friends, Larratt and Paddy Higgins, Ross and Marion Stone and Eric Lawlor and were among a group of breeders who introduced the Dexter breed to Canada. They were also active in the beginning years of the Toronto French School; Marshall served on the Board of Directors and Doris helped to establish the first TFS school library. No words can adequately express our gratitude to the many wonderful caregivers, who supported Marshall and family. Thank-you Gloria, Susan, Penny, Faith, Linda, Kelly, Sheila, Elaine, Cyndal and Steven. Your gentle kindness, compassion and professionalism made it possible for us to keep Marshall at home, safe and comfortable and correcting our grammar until the end. We would like to express a special thanks to Susan Blue, for her kindness and devotion to both our parents over more than 20 years. Finally, we owe a great debt to the many physicians who assisted Marshall, including Dr. Susan Wilkinson and Dr. Kathy Wickens. A visitation is planned for Sunday, August 25,  Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin Ontario, 2-5 pm., (613) 359-5555,, followed by an open house Sunday evening at the farm, 4421 Old Kingston Rd., Portland, (613) 272-2561.

A memorial gathering will be held in Ottawa at a date and place to be announced. Donations in Marshall’s memory may be made to Friends of the Rideau, 1 Jasper Ave., Smiths Falls, Ont., K7A 4B5; (613) 283-5810,

 “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here.”

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LABINE, Hortense Adrienne (June 13th, 1923 – July 29th, 2013) of Sudbury

Posted by on August 22, 2013

LABINE, HortenseThe family announces with sadness her passing at Pioneer Manor at the age of 90.  Daughter of the late Adrien and Pomela Joliat (Mainville).  She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband Robert Bruno Labine, in 1983.  They had been married 39 years.  Beloved mother of Jyceline (Christopher Anstead) of MacDonald’s Corners; André (Susan White) of Fernie, British Columbia; Claude of Edmonton, Alberta; Carmen of Azilda; Lise (Paul Brisson) of Azilda, Johanne (Guy Leclair) of Aylmer, Québec and Guy (Michelle Tonner) of Azilda.  She leaves her grandchildren, Joel Dazé (Laura Ferro), Mélanie Wrigglesworth (Michael), Robie (Melissa Baceda), François Dugal (Karen Soper), Sébastien Labine-Leclair, Stéphane and step-grandchildren, Bennett and André.  She also leaves 7 great-grandchildren (Lucy, Oscar, Libby, Matteo, Rylen, Adrien and William).  Beloved sister of Claire Blais (late Omer), Jean-Jacques (Florence) and Marcel (late Hélène)(Cécile).  Predeceased by her brothers, Gérard (Rolande), Roger (Rollande), Richard (Connie) and her sisters, Réjeanne Portelance (late Claude) and Anne-Marie Miron (late Jean-Paul).  Loving sister-in-law of Lorraine, Thérèse (late Howie Shaver), Madeleine (late Raymond) and Lucille (late Bernard).  She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  She was an active and engaged woman in her community, involved in her church and in several community groups.  After raising her family, she worked for many years at the Azilda Post Office and was always willing to help out those in need.  For years, she volunteered three times a week at “La maison d’Amitié” Food Bank initiative in Chelmsford.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Ste-Agnès Parish in Azilda, the choir and several committees including the baptism committee.  She was a member of “Les Colombiettes” and a member of the Golden Age Club in Azilda as well as a member of “La Fédération des femmes canadiennes françaises”.  She enjoyed friends and family, travelling, dancing, sewing, gardening, music, the family camp on Ministic Lake, as well as politics.  She and her late husband had enjoyed the lifelong company and friendship of the “Lake Penage Gang”.  Having been intent on living independently in her own home, she had been a resident in the last fourteen months at the Pioneer Manor.  She also leaves to mourn her long-time friend of more than 70 years, Lillian Wahamaa, as well as a special family friend, Norm Byrnes.  The family would like to thank all the staff at the Pioneer Manor and in particular personal service workers, Joanne and Veronika who cared for her as well as Sylvie, RPN.  The family will receive friends and family at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691, R.R.15 Chelmsford, Ontario, Thursday, August 1st, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. at Ste-Agnès Church, Azilda, Ontario.  Your support can be directed (by cheque only) to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Sudbury Branch), the Sudbury Horticultural Society or the Sudbury Food Bank.

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