HODGSON: Timothy of Kelowna Formerly of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Timothy Dane Hodgson born June 11, 1968 died July 6, 2016 of heart failure peacefully in his sleep. Tim loved being a father and is survived by his three children Anika Ella Rose Hodgson, Quest Albert Mathew Hodgson and Tylan Erin Danielle Lahti, and two stepchildren Brett Gordon Alan Thomas and Klaya Deborah Isabella Hodgson. He will be greatly missed by his loving life partner John Dumbovic. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother and best friend Trevor Hodgson, sister Tanis Lattanzio (Hodgson) her husband Michael and their sons Alexander and Marco, sister Tabatha Vose, and also his father Garry Hodgson and his wife Anne-Margaret Vose. Tim is predeceased by his beloved mother Barbara MacKinnon (Rothery). At only 48 years of age Tim was still young but lived a full life. Tim was friendly, charming and always had a smile to share. Tim laughed often and made people laugh often. He was always calm under pressure and seldom got angry or lost his temper. Tim enjoyed games and sports, and was particularly talented at chess, Tetris (he completed Tetris), hockey and golf. With an abundance of luck, an amazing intelligence, a natural athleticism and a competitive fire he was hard to beat. He was a good winner and a respectful competitor in defeat. He played ball hockey at the highest level and was honoured to compete in provincial and national championships. Golf was Tim’s passion. He was a scratch golfer and he played in a couple of professional qualifying tournaments. Though he wasn’t able to put together his best game on the right day he never gave up hope of playing golf professionally. Professionally, Tim was a charismatic food server of the highest quality who enjoyed interacting with customers and eventually rose into food and beverage management. He had plans to work in Las Vegas, and of becoming a general manager of a golf course, but he was most happy when charming people while serving them. Tim had no shortage of love and loved ones in his life. He was a good, loyal friend to many and was generally well liked. Tim will be missed by family, friends and loved ones but never forgotten. Tim’s celebration of life will be held July 31, 2016 at Kelowna Springs Golf Course for details check “In Loving Memory of Tim Hodgson” on Facebook.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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Robert: Bob of Maple Creek, SK Formerly of Kelowna

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Robert Theodore Goett “Bob” (RCMP Ret.)

Robert T. Goett passed away on April 9th, 2016 at Maple Creek, Sask. He was born in Trochu, Alberta on March 10, 1932 to Charles and Frieda Goett. He was the fifth of eight kids – six boys and two girls. He played goal in hockey and broke his nose twice – once when he got hit in the face with a puck, and once when a teammate fell on him during the pre-game skate. He was invited to try out for the Medicine Hat Tigers when he was 15, but was nervous about leaving home at such a young age so he didn’t go, perhaps depriving the world of another Terry Sawchuck.

Dad grew up in Olds, Alberta. During the war he watched airplanes from the Commonwealth Air Training Plan taking off and landing, and occasionally crashing at the local flying field. He grew up dreaming of being a pilot. He joined the Air Cadets and learned how to fly. In 1951, he was 18 and it was time to start a career. He was torn between joining the military and becoming a police officer – he chose the RCMP. During his first 5 years of service, he was posted around Saskatchewan and Teslin in the Yukon. One night, while making his rounds in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, he walked into the drugstore and saw the love of his life, Sylvia Shwaykowsky.

When he had five years of service, Bob and Sylvia were married and started a family.

Dad loved the RCMP and during his long career he worked all over Saskatchewan and had a couple of postings in Ottawa where he was a founding member of an r/c flying club called the “Stetson Flyers.” One of the things that dad liked most about living in Ottawa was visiting the many museums and historic attractions found there.

When he retired from the Force in 1979, dad had no idea where he would go next. Everyone told him that Kelowna was the place to be so Bob and Sylvia packed up the pets and two kids who were still at home and headed West.

Dad enjoyed retirement for about 8 months but then went to work doing security for Western Star Trucks. That turned into a business and for the next 16 years, dad ran his own security company, employing several ex RCMP and military men. Sadly, just a couple of months after he retired for good, Sylvia was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 6 months later.

With the love of his life gone, dad bounced back and forth between Saskatchewan and Kelowna, spending time with his kids and grandkids. He bought a cabin at Madge Lake, Saskatchewan and spent a few happy years there. Dad loved fishing and tearing around the lake on one of his scooters.

Dad had a great sense of humour that he inherited from his father. He was very intelligent and a great leader – he earned the respect of everyone he met. He genuinely cared about the people in the communities he served. He was a hands on father and even though he had a demanding career, he always had time for us kids. He taught us how to ride bikes, he built kites for us, he took us fishing, he introduced us to cross country skiing, and he went tobogganing with us when we were in high school. When mom worked evenings, dad cooked for us – he became very good at making hamburgers and potato chips, chili, and Kraft pizza.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and his siblings, and by his beloved wife Sylvia. Bob is survived by his four children Dawn (Duane), Richard (Susan), Bruce (Jennifer), and Terrie, several grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

As per his wishes, he will be cremated and his remains buried next to Sylvia at the RCMP cemetery in Regina at a later date.

We love you dad and we’ll always remember the good times that we had with you. Rest in peace with mom.

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Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness we announce the passing of David Bruce Munroe. David was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 6, 1967 and passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 17, 2016.
David is survived by his wife Nicole Munroe, his four children Amanda, Cailey(11), Kaylynn(9) and Kaden(6), his parents Bruce and Donna Munroe, and sister Melanie , son Jake Graham (Mitch Barisoff )
David died suddenly at the age of 49, he was a man with a big heart, who lived his life on his own terms. David had many friends who he was always willing to lend a hand when needed. David’s biggest pride and joy were his children, and he could always be seen on a sports field with them, watching movies, going for walks, reading bedtime stories, or just sitting and talking. His kids were his whole world. When David wasn’t working he would be at home with his family. He is loved and will be missed by many.

There will be a celebration of life which will be held Saturday April 2nd from 1pm to 4pm. Please pm Amanda Munroe or Nikki Olshanoski for directions.
To help his children in the future In lieu of flowers the family has set up a fundraising page

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VUCH: Maxine Eilleen (nee: Fagrie) of Delta

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Maxine who left us peacefully in her sleep on February 22,2016. She will be missed by her 3 sons Lowell,
Nolan and Barney (Janice), along with her Grandsons Spencer (Rachel) and Julian.
No service will be held and she will be interred at Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby beside her predeceased husband Leo and Gramma Vuch

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ROY, Linda Ann (Troubridge) of Grand Bend formerly of Goderich, age 63

Posted by on March 10, 2016

ROY, LindaROY:  Linda Ann (Troubridge) Roy, age 63, of Grand Bend, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Exeter Hospital.  Linda is survived by her loving husband, children, and grandchildren: Husband Darcy Roy of Grand Bend, daughters Kimberley Christensen (husband Paul), Shawna Harkes (husband Jason), grandchildren Hillary, Kelden, Sophia, Hayden and Everett, brother Peter Troubridge (wife Barbara) and nieces Lauren and Erin. She is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Irene Troubridge as well as her brother David Troubridge.  Linda was born in Brantford, Ontario to Stanley and Irene Troubridge on December 10, 1952. She graduated from Ancaster High and Vocational School and later completed post-secondary studies in business. For the past 18 years, Linda was employed by Heubner-Ridder Veterinary Hospital of Goderich, Ontario, as a Veterinary Receptionist. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her well-loved English bulldog companion, Georgia. Linda loved to travel, whether it be to sunny destinations or out West to visit family.  She will be forever missed and remembered as being a wonderful and loving wife, mother and ‘nan’ whose witty humour, warmth and compassion touched the lives of all those who knew her. A Celebration of Life reception will be held in honour of Linda at a later date. At the request of her family, donations can be made to the London Health Sciences Centre Regional Cancer Program or the South Huron Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DMYTRUK: Dorothy (Dot) of Kelowna Formerly of Nanaimo, B.C. and Victoria, B.C.

Posted by on February 18, 2016

images-4April 29, 1935 – December 30, 2015
Dorothy passed unexpected but peacefully, at home, on December 30th, 2015.
Predeceased by her husband Norm in 2003 and her son Glenn in 1976.
Remembered by her daughter Gwenn (Ralf) Koch, her granddaughter Tressa McLean, her grandson John McLean, step-great-granddaughter Aliana, and countless friends and co-workers throughout her lifetime. Dorothy will be missed by all those who loved her.
A family graveside service was held on January 6, 2016.
In lieu of flowers the family requested a donation to the charity of your choice be made in honour of Dorothy.

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BUSS, Kenneth (Ken) of Camlachie

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Buss-1-WebbBUSS, KENNETH – Suddenly, but peacefully at Bluewater Health-CEE Petrolia on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Kenneth Carl Buss, age 91 of Camlachie passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Ina Christina (Dolson) Buss (2008) and loving father of Dan of Courtenay BC., Judy Dennis (Jim Meyer) of Kitchener, Pat and Carol Buss of Lacombe, AB and Kellie and Jamie Doan of Dorchester, father in law of Judy Buss of Bright’s Grove. He was a loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and brother of Joyce Hoffman of Kitchener. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his son Doug, grandson Scott Buss and granddaughter Stacey Koebel and sisters Joan and Audrey. Ken was a Royal Canadian Navy veteran of WWII and a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 of Sarnia. Ken retired in 1987 as manager of Inter City Truck Lines Ltd. and was Past-President of the Royal Canadian Naval Association of Kitchener and Past-President of the Lambton Shrine Club and a member of the Shrine Band. Funeral and committal services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, beginning at 10:00 am until the service begins. Memorial donations made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CASEY: Kris (Kristopher Glen) of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Rock Creek, BC

Posted by on January 12, 2016

images-4It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our son, brother and uncle on January 1, 2015 at the age of 41 in Vancouver BC. Born on December 5, 1974 in Squamish, BC, Kris is predeceased by his loving mother Kitty Casey and survived by a family that will miss him very much – his father Merv Casey (Marilyn), sister Michelle Casey (Andrew), sister Kristen O’Connor (Shane) and brother David Casey (Mary), nieces Angela Corfe, Ashley O’Connor & Thea Casey as well as nephews Cole O’Connor and Kieran Casey.

As a child Kris lived various places around BC and Alberta, he was a fun loving child who had quite the sense of humor and loved to play pranks and practical jokes. Kris always had a love for animals throughout his life and especially for his cats.

Kris spent the majority of the last 2 decades in Vancouver where he developed a strong network of life long friends and people that left an imprint on his life and in his heart. So many people, friends old & new and healthcare workers were there for him and we would like to thank all of the people who were there for Kris in his times of need, the stories and memories you have reached out to share have brought much comfort.

Kris had a generous heart, was a kind and caring person and always gave everyone a chance, although he struggled in the last few years of his life he never lost these qualities and for that will be fondly remembered.

As per his wishes Kris will be cremated and laid to rest with his mother’s ashes, family will hold a celebration of life summer of 2016 and fulfill his final wishes. We know Kris treasured his friends and that those too were his family, respects can be paid by visiting a Facebook page created in his memory (https://www.facebook.com/groups/807887369338028/ ) or by emailing the family at inmemoryofkriscasey@gmail.com

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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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SLOAN: DEXTER of CHILLIWACK Formerly of Abbotsford

Posted by on January 2, 2016

images-4Dexter Kay Sloan, climbed into the arms of Jesus on December 31, 2015 in Abbotsford, British Columbia at the age of 70 with family by his side. He was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 14, 1945 to parents, Samuel and Gladys. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Norma, and his three children, Michael, Daniel (Dhouha) and Victoria (Chet) with Linda, his former spouse. He will also be remembered by Norma’s two children, Jason (Christine), Pam (Huw), and ten grandchildren, Sean, Jayme, Rachel, Michael, Hannah, Melia (Ron), Ben, Zach, Meghan, and Evan. Dexter is also remembered by his sister, Marilyn (Fred) and their four children, Brad, Paige, Jaqueline and John along with their families.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Seven Oaks Alliance Church located at 2575 Gladwin Road in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday,
January 5, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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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 www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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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 www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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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 www.mckenzieblundy.com

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.

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

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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

613-359-5555 or at  www.scotlandfuneralhome.com

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