LUDINGTON, Audrey of Atwood

Posted by on April 23, 2018

Audrey Ludington – of Atwood passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday April 23, 2018 at the age of 83. Audrey farmed on the 16th Line of Elma with her husband Fred, whom she also hunted with.  She was a ladies fastball coach and umpire for many years.  Audrey enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Blue Jays and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Fred Ludington who predeceased her in 2011. Loving mother of David and Gayle Ludington.  Special grandma of Laura and Joe Kerr and their children Bensen, Gavin, Kylan, Grayson and Evelyn; Nicole and Mike Boneschansker and their children Nathan and Penelope; and Mary Pat Ludington.  Dear sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, John Baillie and sister-in-law of Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by Lenore Moser, Kristen and Bill Warden and their children Carter and Kyla.  Also remembered by the Ludington family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, brothers and sisters James, William and Alice, Donna and Jack Sanburn, Bob, Maxine and Richard Adair, and Barry.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday April 25 (today) from 6 – 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at Calvary United Church, Listowel on Thursday April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Elma Minor Ball or Calvary United Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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DUNCAN, Ross of Listowel

Posted by on April 22, 2018

Ross Duncan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Lois (Nickason) Duncan whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Linda Oliver (Ron), David, Nancy Thompson (partner Tim Hough), Howard, and Tony.  Special grandpa of Zach Thompson (Paige Koch), Shannon Thompson (Noah Lindsay), Megan Oliver, Niki Oliver and great grandpa of Trent Thompson.  Dear brother of Doreen Seguin, Leone Duncan, Doris Illman (David), Marlene McHarg (Hartley), Joyce Hansen (Bob), and Brian Duncan.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ken O’Grady, Peter Geerstma, Robert and Jackie Nickason and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ewart and Hazel (Gibb) Duncan, his sisters Velma Carruthers, Alma O’Grady, Marjorie Geertsma, his brothers Glen and his wife Mildred, Colin and brother-in-law Gilbert Seguin.

          Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday April 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to CNIB or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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Hall, Robert Carl of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday April 17, 2018  CARL HALL age 77 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Anita (Burwell) Hall.  Loving father of Shelley (Raymond) Hathaway, Bonnie (Carl Tolsma) Hall,   Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Robert, Michael, John, Tammy, Sara and great-grandfather of Wyatt, Hunter and Ivy.  Dear brother of Joyce (Lyle) Dayman and James (Muriel) Hall and brother in law of Jan Ryan and Myrna Burwell.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Carl was a proud member of Liberty Lodge 419 and a member of  Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps amongst many other lodges.  Resting at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre where services will be held on Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Liberty Lodge 419 conducting a Masonic Service starting at 6:45 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Shrine Club, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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LAWRENCE: William C. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 12, 2018

LAWRENCE, William C. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband for over 60 years to Lorraine (née Lacroix) Lawrence.  Dearly loved father of Chris Lawrence (Sharon), and John Lawrence, and cherished grandfather of Will Lawrence (Tami Ansems), and Catherine Lawrence (Jeff Laidlaw), all of St. Thomas.  He was the proud great grandfather of Cora and Alexis Lawrence.  Dear brother of Claribel “Sue” Rowe of St. Thomas, Myrtle Zylstra of Delta, BC, Gus C. Lawrence of Cambridge, late Jean Parkins, late Shirley Bradley, and the late Helen Mathewson.  Also fondly remembered by many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, January 20, 1935, he was the son of the late William H. and Pearl (née Dennis) Lawrence.  Bill was a retired CNR trainman.  He was the last surviving founding member (1966), a Past President, and a life member of the Centennial Sports Club, St. Thomas.  Bill was a charter member of the Elgin County Railway Museum.  In his younger years, he was active in baseball and fastball.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment of Bill’s cremated remains will be made in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Centennial Sports Club (to be used to support local sports), the Elgin County Railway Museum, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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STAFFORD: Cassie Victoria (née Coleman), of St. Thomas, formerly of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on April 10, 2018

STAFFORD, Cassie Victoria (née Coleman), of St. Thomas, formerly of Shedden, entered into her eternal rest at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eric Futcher Stafford (1980).  Loved mother of Louise (Bruno) of Midland, Lyal (Jeanette) of Kitchener, and Catherine of Vancouver.  She was proud of her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Velma Bell of Massachusetts and sister-in-law of Maureen Coleman of Pickering. Also lovingly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by infant daughter, Nancy Marie (1953); parents, John and Olive Coleman (née Diemel); and siblings, Viola, Marie, Orville, and Lloyd. Born at Stratford, ON, Cassie moved with her family to Barrie and Pickering. A graduate of London College of Bible and Missions, now Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, she worked as secretary-treasurer of the Canadian branch of the former Ceylon and India General Mission, Toronto. Following her marriage, she and her husband raised their family at the Stafford homestead at Shedden. At the former Shedden Baptist Church, Cassie taught Sunday School and conducted children’s programs. With the support of several rural churches, she organized and led large vacation bible schools. She also taught religious education in local rural public schools. Later, she worked at the U.W.O Library and the St. Thomas YWCA. Upon early retirement, she pursued her interest in travel, gardening, calligraphy, writing poetry, and was involved in the Christian Women’s Club, the St. Thomas Right to Life Association, and the former Women’s Art Association.  The funeral service will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Private interment will be made in Shedden Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Gideons or St. Thomas & District Right to Life will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family expresses special thanks to the nursing staff of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Unit C for their patient, understanding, compassionate and respectful care.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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EVANS: Thomas Bruce – of Woodstock

Posted by on April 9, 2018

EVANS, Thomas – Passed away at VON Sakura House on Saturday, Saturday, April 7, 2018, Thomas Bruce Evans of Woodstock at the age of 71. Dear father of Wayne Evans (Sarah) of Woodstock, Tracey Schaff (Tyson) of Delhi and Peggy-Sue Evans of Cambridge. Loving grandpa of Courtney, Stephanie & Karlee Evans; Ashley, Kayla & Tyson Jr. Schaff. Great-grandpa of Kailynn, McKenna, Grayson, Julian, Chloe, Vincent, Aubrey, and Bentley. Survived by his brother Doug Evans of Port Dover and sisters Sharon Jurchuck (Rick) of Drayton and Cindy Weltz (Ken) of Ayton. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lucille (nee Cooper) Evans, brothers Robert and Daniel and a great-grandson Jacobie. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. If desired, the family asks that donations be made to VON Sakura House. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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MALLOY: James, Sidney of Mildmay, Ontario Formerly of Wingham, Waterloo

Posted by on March 29, 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we share that on March 27 after a short battle with cancer, Jim has passed. Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on February 12. He was admitted to Wingham General Hospital on Monday March 5 where he received wonderful care by Dr Moores and the nursing staff. Jim was loved and adored by his wife Carol, son Doug (Nancy), daughter Angie, son Steven (predeceased) grandchildren Taylor (Greg), Meg, Scotty, Paige, Steven and great granddaughter Brynlee. There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the near future. We will miss the sweet moments and how he always made us smile. Jim will live in our hearts and memories always.

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AUSTIN: Judith “Judy” (née Bear), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 26, 2018

AUSTIN, Judith “Judy” (née Bear), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in her 77th year.  Wife of Ronald G. “Ron” Austin.  Mother of Donald “Don” Austin (Trish) of Kitchener, Richard Austin of London, and Carl Austin of Toronto.  Grandmother of  Stephen and Erin Austin.  Sister of Ted Bear (Helga) of St. Thomas, and Ross Bear (Trish) of Cambridge.  Also survived by daughter-in-law, Sandra Austin, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosalind (née Larson) Bear, and the step-daughter of the late Irene Mitchell Bear.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, March 29th  from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Muir; Kenneth Earl, of Stayner formerly of Priceville resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on March 21, 2018

Muir; Kenneth Earl
Peacefully, at the Stayner Nursing Home, on Monday, March 19, 2018 in his 90th year, with loved ones by his side. Predeceased by wife Hilda nee Flood. Loved and remembered by step-brother Gerald, sisters in-law Karen Wilson and Helen(Dougall) Charlton and many nieces and newphews. Predeceased by step-sister Evelyn Barkley and parents Archie and Betty Muir.

Kenneth was born and raised in Ceylon, ON eventually moving to Toronto for work, where he was married to the love of his life, Hilda, finally settling in the Collingwood area. His greatest passions in life included his church, his wife and the many beloved dogs that they had throughout his life.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11am at McNeil Cemetery, Artemesia-Glenelg townline, Priceville. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and tributes available at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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STEWART: Eileene (née Butterwick), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 20, 2018

STEWART, Eileene (née Butterwick), of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in her 90th year.  She was the beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Stewart (1997).  Eileene is survived by her sons, Stanley of Vancouver, BC, and Stephen of Cambridge, ON, as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Ruby Roberts, and three brothers, Mac, Gilbert, and Archie Butterwick.  Born in (South) Yarmouth Twp., ON, November 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Carloss and Pearl (née Smith) Butterwick.  Eileene lived her life in Sparta and area, and St. Thomas.  She was a former member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas.  A former avid field naturalist, Eileene was a charter member (1950) and a past secretary of the St. Thomas Field Naturalists Club.  A member of the McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London, Eileene, along with her husband Bill, received its highest recognition, the W.E. Saunders Award in 1996.  She was a charter member of the Elgin Hiking Trail, a member of the Hall of Fame of the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, and a former member of the Bruce Trail Association of Ontario, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and the Field Biologists of Ontario.  Eileene was also a member of the Aylmer & District Museum, a supporting member of the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society, a former member of the Norfolk Historical Society, Simcoe, and served on the Board of Directors of the former Thomas Williams Home, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment will be made in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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MACKIE, Juanita of Sarnia

On March 7, 2018, Juanita Mackie passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health at the age of 92. She was predeceased by husband Ray (2002) and brothers Ted (Doris), and Bud (Elva). She leaves behind her son Tom (Peggy), daughter Gail (Bob) Thompson and sister in law Mary Wagner. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren; Melissa (Jesse), Mandy (Hanpa) and Rob (Christine). Missing her also are nieces, nephews, Belle and Wyatt.  Juanita had a passion for dancing, camping and hockey. She carried herself with dignity and elegance and always had a smile on her face.  Special thanks to the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Home and Bluewater Health for your wonderful care.  Visitation will be from 11:30 to 1:00 pm with the funeral to follow at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, March 26, 2018. Donations made to the Kidney Foundation or charities of choice are appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CASTRENIS: Helen Marquerite of Kitchener Formerly of London

Posted by on March 13, 2018

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It is with great sadness the family of Helen Castrenis announces her sudden passing on February 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, ON. Beloved sister to Bill Smith, Bob Smith, Lloyd Smith – all from Clinton, Barb (Gary) Kilgour – Kitchener, Doug (Marion) Smith – Strathroy, Nathan (Patti) Smith – Goderich, Mary (Paul) Byers – Stratford. Predeceased by her parents – John and Marion Smith – Clinton, Elaine Kilgour – Kitchener (Dec. 18, 2017), Gordon Smith (Sept. 1969).
Will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place.
A “Celebration of Life” reception will take place at a later date.
Helen was fortunate to be able to be a donor to the “Trillium Gift of Life”.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Helen’s memory.

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SPROULE: Alva J. “Al”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 12, 2018

SPROULE, Alva J. “Al”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 12, 2018, in his 81st year.  Loving husband of Nancy (née Chapman) Calvert Sproule, and the late Joan (née Bradley) Sproule (2001).  Step-father of Todd Calvert (Brenda) of Kitchener, and Sara Calvert of St. Thomas.  Proud Papa of little Caitlyn and little Russel Calvert.  Al is also fondly remembered by many in-laws and special nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, October 24, 1937, he was the son of the late William and Irene (née Campbell) Sproule.  Al attended Balaclava Street Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute.  He then served overseas for a period of three years as a Chief Petty Officer with the Sea Cadets on an aircraft carrier, the HMS Magnificent.  Al was a brakeman/conductor on the CN Railway for 35 years.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, St. Thomas, a former member of the Centennial Sports Club, and an avid sports fan.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday evening, March 14th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 West Avenue, St. Thomas on Thursday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to St. Andrew’s United Church re: Growing Youth or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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MACHAN, Aldeen formerly of Route 3 Monkton

Posted by on March 12, 2018

Aldeen Machan – formerly of Route 3 Monkton, passed away peacefully at Mitchell Nursing Home on Sunday March 11, 2018 in her 100th year.  Aldeen enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cooking and travelling with friends.

Beloved wife of the late Lloyd (Pud) Machan who predeceased her in 1979. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Bonnie Golightly and friend Phil Hudson of Monkton, Fay Machan and Bob Mayberry of Listowel, Gord and Joanne, Robert (Whitey), Russ, Gerald (Sam) all of RR#3 Monkton and Roy of Brussels.  Special grandma of Doug, Dennis, Charlene, Sandra, Tammy, Stephen, Kathy, Sheryl, Kevin, Trevor, Ronnie, Julie, Josh, Jared, Jessica, great grandma of 17 and great great-grandma of 3.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her sons Larry and wife Wanda (2015), Harvey (Hub)(1992) and son-in-law Wayne Golightly (2011).  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents John A. and Emelia (Vock) Wolfe, sisters Lavina Dill (Frank), Irene Steiss (Melvin) and brother Harvey Wolfe.

No visitation.  A private family service will take place.  Spring interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton.  A celebration of life will be held on Sunday June 24th at Machan’s Pit.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or Mitchell Nursing Home appreciated by the family.

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

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SCHULTZ, Peter of Guelph

Posted by on March 3, 2018

Peter Schultz – of Guelph passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at University Hospital, London on Friday March 2, 2018 in his 40th year.  Peter graduated from St. Jerome’s, University of Waterloo, with a math degree in the fall of 2000.  While at university, he was hired by Chris Murphy at GMA Cover Corp. as a co-op student and they became lifelong friends.  In December of 2008, they started their own business, VAS Canada Inc., doing third party quality control in the automotive sector.  Peter loved working with Chris and was thrilled to see their business grow over the past 10 years.  Peter had many friends with whom he spent enjoyable days on the golf courses around Guelph.  He loved watching TV sports with his friends, especially soccer and football which he followed very closely.  Peter was a kind and gentle man.  He had a keen mind, a sparkle in his eyes, and a great sense of humour.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dearly loved son of Ray and Brenda (Zehr) Schultz of Milverton.  Much loved nephew of Carol and Gerry Gerber, Sharon and Norman Roes, Hazel and Murray Gerber, Ruth and Bud Gerber, Rosie and Fred Lichti, Audrey Schultz, Frieda and Pete Schellenberger, and Del and Janet Schultz.  He will be sadly missed by his many cousins and friends.  Greatly missed by his best friends and business partner, Chris and Jackie Murphy of Guelph.

Predeceased by his grandparents Elroy and Emma Schultz and Vernon and Katie Zehr, his uncle Floyd Schultz and his cousin Jeremy Gerber.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Perth Road 121, on Tuesday March 6 from 1 –  4 pm and 6 – 9 pm where the funeral service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Doug Amstutz officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation Transplant Unit, Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice or Poole Mennonite Church appreciated by the family.

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

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HEWISON, Eric of Palmerston, formerly Trowbridge

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Eric Hewison – of Palmerston, formerly of Trowbridge, passed away unexpectedly at Palmerston District Hospital on Sunday February 25, 2018 at the age of 87. Eric was the former manager of the Campbell Soup Hatchery.  He was the founder of the Listowel Horticultural Society in 1992 and was a master gardener.

Beloved husband of the late Pamela (Jollye) Hewison who predeceased him in 2012.  Loving father of Andrew (Brooke) of Palmerston, Rupert (Vicki) of Alberta and Tim of British Columbia.  Special grandpa of Jeremy, Mikey, Mitchell, Tony, Chris, Sarah, Cameron, Natalie, Nathaniel and great-granddad of Emmalee.  Brother and brother-in-law of Ernest (Joan) Hewison, Patsy Hewison and Geoffery Jollye.

Predeceased by his parents Howard and Nelly (Marklem) Hewison, brothers Jim, Reginald (Pat) and Ronald, and sister Mavis Loft.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday March 5 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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METZLOFF, Harry of Listowel, formerly Belwood

Posted by on February 9, 2018

Metzloff, Harry – of Listowel, formerly of Belwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 92. Harry enjoyed spending time at Belwood Lake with his family and fixing lawn mowers.   He was a former bush pilot in Northern Ontario and worked for Forwell’s Sand and Gravel for over 25 years.

Loving father of Tim (Deanne) and Dave (Terry).  Grandpa of Robert, Darryl (Jennifer), Kevin (Melinda), Philip (Amanda), Alison, Heather and great-grandpa of Connor, Blake, Kyla, Desireh and Mikel.  Survived by step-sister-in-law Elizabeth Schaefer.

Predeceased by his parents Albert and Louise (Nickolas) Metzloff, son Richard, sister June Oestreich, brother-in-law Wayne Oestreich and step-brother Phil Schaefer.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  A private family interment in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Children’s Health Foundation or The Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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DICKINSON, Donna of Kitchener

Posted by on February 9, 2018

Dickinson, Donna – of Kitchener, passed away peacefully at Lisaard House, Cambridge on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at the age of 68. Donna was a devoted sister, aunt and great auntie and loved spending time with her family.  She enjoyed music, playing cards and reading.

Survived by her sisters Ellen DeActis (Gary), Patricia Minielly (Jim) and brother Danny (Donna Ingraham).  Special aunt of Terry (Dawn), Linda (Aaron), Sue (Russ), Marie (Al), Sarah, Amanda (Mike) and William (Amanda).  Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Kathy Dickinson, many great-nieces, great- nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Don and Fern (Huston) Dickinson and brother Doug.

In keeping with Donna’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Lisaard House or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018

 

GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SMITH, Barb of Lion’s Head, formerly Atwood

Posted by on January 31, 2018

Barbara Smith – of Lion’s Head, formerly of Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 65. Barb was a member of the Lion’s Head book club, enjoyed photography, volunteering at Golden Dawn Seniors Home and attending yoga classes.  She also enjoyed travelling and walking outdoors with her companion and guide Jemma who will truly miss her.  She was a fun-loving people person and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.  She loved life and lived her life to the fullest.  Every sunset was enjoyed.

Beloved wife of Dave Smith whom she married in 1971.  Loving mother of Christa Beyer (Tim) and Steven Smith (Stephanie).  Special grandma of Sophie, Lily, Blake and Evan.  Cherished daughter of Marie (Debus) Schade.  Sister of Ken Schade and Brian Schade (Pauline).  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mary Eckensviller (Ross), Elaine Foerster (Luke), Don Smith (Judy) and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her father Norman Schade, parents-in-law Ossie and Edith Smith, sister-in-law Dorothy Schade and brother-in-law Tom Foerster.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Friday, February 2 from 3 to 8 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Barb’s life will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to CNIB, Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation or Lions Guide Dogs would be appreciated by the family.

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

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BAUMANN, Ed of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

BAUMANN, EDWARD – The family sadly announces that Edward “Ed” Frank Baumann, age 56 of Sarnia passed away on January, 20th, 2018. He was the dear spouse of Lori Baron and loving father of Bryttney Baumann (Steve Teft) and granddaughter on the way Violet Eden Teft, brother of Richard and uncle of Danielle. Ed was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen and little brother Freddy. Born in Kapuskasing, Ed was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local #663. He loved his boating, water skiing, flying, his corvette and motorcycle. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be on Friday and begins at 12:30 pm until the service begins at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made in memory of Ed to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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