WILLSIE: Maxwell of London

Posted by on January 12, 2016

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Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday, January 10, 2016, Maxwell Willsie in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Luella Irene (Muckle) Willsie (2008). Dear father of Max and Donna Willsie of Waterloo, Ted and Bonnie Willsie of London, Peter and Sandy Willsie of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Chad and Jennifer, Derek and Sandra, Carrie-Mae and Chris, Beckie and Darren, Cheyenne and great-grandfather of Justin, Hayden, Brooke, Max, Jake and Cole. Predeceased by his brother Andy (2014). Survived by his sister-in-law Doris Willsie of London. Maxwell will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephews and friends. Thank you to the Chelsey Park staff for their exceptional care and compassion of our father. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home , 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Elisabeth Parsons of Calvary United Church officiating. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery, Dorchester. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BOWMAN: Orville, formerly of Cambridge and Durham

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Passed away with his family by his side at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph on Thursday, January 7th, 2016. Orville Stanley Bowman, formerly of Cambridge and Durham, in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna (nee Eckhardt). Loving father of Loretta (Lorie) and her husband Kurt Nielsen of Guelph and Bruce Bowman and his wife Rosemarie of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Brent and Marcy Nielsen, Krista and Darren Karasiuk, Michelle and Don Rhoades and Michael Bowman. Great-grandfather of Alex and Olivia Nielsen, Liam Karasiuk and Richie, Allie and Jessie Rhoades. Survived by his sister Evelyn Reibling of New Hamburg. Brother-in-law of Joe Eckhardt and Mary Rogers. Predeceased by; his sisters Elsie Schedler, Audrey McFarlane; his brothers Walton, Burton and Stanton Bowman and his infant brother Clayton. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday, January 10th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Orville’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the St. Joseph’s Heath Centre Foundation or War Amps would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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

Posted by on January 4, 2016

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

Beloved wife of Redmond “Red” MacDonald of Teeswater.

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

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

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

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

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

Final resting place Wingham Cemetery.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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

Posted by on December 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Community Living Wingham & District or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Lu, Ying “Lily” of Sarnia

Posted by on December 30, 2015

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

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GERLING, Lucienne Yvonne (née Laurin) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on December 30, 2015

GERLING, Lucienne - For CardsIn loving memory of Lucienne Gerling, passed away at the Pioneer Manor in Sudbury on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Wife of the late George Gerling (1986). Daughter of the late Joseph and Clorina (née Pilon) Laurin. Dear mother of Don (Sharon) of Waterloo and daughter-in-law of Mary Beth Gerling of Chelmsford. Cherished grandmother of Todd (Angela) and Rodney Gerling of Chelmsford, Deanna (John) Farkas of Napean, Kelly (Charles) Mear of Lowville, N.Y., and Kristin (Skip) Corbett of Waterloo. Great-grandmother of Emily, Nathan, Owen, Christine, Tanner, Brandon, Grace, Adam and Joseph. Dear sister of Rozina Poitras. Predeceased by her son Ron (2014). Predeceased by brothers and sisters Gracia, Edmond, Joseph, Beatrice, Brunel, Sylvia and Fernand. Lou will be remembered for her love of bingo, cards and darts. She also worked at CVDCS in Chelmsford for many years as Day Matron also known as “Sponge Lady”. Lucienne was a Legion Branch 553 member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Special thank you to the nurses and doctors who made her last days comfortable and to the staff at the Pioneer Manor, where she resided for the past few months. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 Regional Road 15, Chelmsford on Friday, November 13th, 2015 from 2-5 & 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Alexander Church, Chelmsford. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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SCHALK, Gerard of Listowel

Posted by on December 27, 2015

Schalk, GerardGerard Schalk – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 26, 2015 at the age of 75. Gerard was a member of Atwood Presbyterian Church.  He was a former businessman in Atwood/Listowel as owner of Gerard Schalk Auto Body and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 259 Listowel.  Gerard cherished the time spent with his family while camping, snowmobiling, travelling across this country and travelling abroad.  He was an avid Nascar fan who followed his Fords from the livingroom as well as visiting many of the tracks.

Devoted husband of Edith (Ropp) Schalk whom he married in 1964.  Loving father of Susan and Jamie Murr, Laurie Schalk, Donald Schalk.  Proud grandfather of Michelle and Chad, Mahria and Mike, Cody, Kurtis, Danielle and Eileen, and Derek.  Great-grandfather of Cohen, Carter and Hadley. Dear brother of Willa Ament.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Ropp, Fred and Verna Ropp, Marg and Bruce Bates, Doug and Valerie Ropp and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Gerard Sr. and Marie Schalk, brothers Henk and wife Janet, Cor and wife Joyce, sister Erna and husband Bill Lucas and brother-in-law Gordon Ament.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday December 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Gerard’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Theresa MacDonald-Lee officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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TOUGH: LARRY GORDON OF SARNIA ONTARIO

Posted by on December 21, 2015

toughTOUGH, LARRY GORDON –Surrounded by Family, Larry passed away on December 18, 2015 at the age of 58 at L.H.S.C Victoria Hospital. Larry was born in Stratford and raised in Sarnia. He is the beloved brother of Carol (Bob Cooper), Nancy (Randy Chapman), Judy Brock (Randy Hill) and Paula Eves (Dennis Guindon). He is fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry was an avid hockey fan and had great faith in the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also enjoyed listening to classic rock music. He is predeceased by his parents, Gordon (1983) and Marjorie (1993). Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on December 28, 2015 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at a later date in Stratford Ontario. Memorial donations can be made to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Red Cross Society or the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Foundation of Canada and would be appreciated by the family.

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BOWMAN: Israel of Hanover

Posted by on December 19, 2015

bowman-webIsrael passed away peacefully on December 18, 2015 after a brave battle with cancer.  His family stood vigil in his last hours.  Husband, father and friend, Israel was committed to his family, his faith, and his love of crokinole.

He was born in Waterloo County, the only child in an Old Order Mennonite family.  He was raised in the village of St. Jacobs, where he once said, “Every back door was open to me as a child.”  Israel married Anna Martin in 1952, and she survives him with their five children – Linda (John), Lynette (Jim), Linford (Dale), Raylene (Lance) and Brian (Marianne).  He found renewed joy in his eight grandchildren – Leslie, Andrew, Heather, Arlen, Luke, R.J., Chad, and Gregory.  He was blessed with his first great grandchild, Ivo, early this year.  He was committed to his family, and wanted the best for everyone.  He was a gentle soul with many friends who loved him.  During his final days, his care workers called him “Mr. Smiley” even though he had lost the ability to speak.

Israel and Anna inherited the Bowman Weavery in 1970, and ran the family business until 1995, when they sold the store and moved from St. Jacobs to Hanover, Ontario.  He enjoyed his retirement forming a crokinole club with the seniors, driving the backroads of Bruce and Grey Counties, and being involved with the church fellowship.  He was once an avid camper, and loved nothing more than packing up the car, his family, and heading off to some remote corner of Ontario to ‘survive’ for the weekend.  He was never happier than when he had four wheels on the road.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, where a Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 am.  Rev. Juanita Laverty officiating.  A private family interment was held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial Donations to the Hanover Mennonite Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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GILLIES, James “Jim” McPhail of Toronto

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Gillies, JamesJim passed peacefully at North York General Hospital in Toronto on Sunday, December 13. He is missed by his loving family, many friends and colleagues.

Jim was born in the village of Teeswater in Western Ontario to Dr. M.H. Gillies and his wife Gladys, a family that was part of the town and region from its earliest days. At 17, Jim attended the University of Western Ontario, and majored in Economics. His time at Western was interrupted by the war when Jim joined the RCAF in 1944 and served as air crew overseas. Upon his return Jim finished his degree with honours and decided to continue his education at Brown University in the USA where he earned an MA. Jim continued his education at Indiana University where he was granted his PhD in Urban Land Economics. After graduation, Jim accepted a professorship at UCLA in California where he rose to prominence in his field, gained his full professorship and was assistant Dean. Jim married his wife Betsy and welcomed children David and Cathy at this time.

Jim was always longing to return to Canada and his family in Ontario. In 1965, the opportunity arose for him to return to act as the founding Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University – now the Schulich School of Business. Over seven years Jim built the school from a big idea into the strong base for what is one of the leading schools in North America today. During this period Jim made many friends and grew strong relationships throughout the Canadian business community. He served on many corporate boards and helped establish a world-class zoo in Toronto. Jim and Betsy welcomed children James and Ted during this time. He loved the time with his family. Christmas was always special as were many, many memorable summers in Pointe-au-Baril, Muskoka and the Bruce Peninsula.

In 1972, Jim ran for parliament, winning a seat in the Don Valley riding in Toronto and going on to act as shadow finance minister in the PC opposition to the Trudeau Government. He won reelection to a second term in Don Valley in 1975. Jim ran for leadership of the PC party towards the end of his second term in parliament, throwing his support toward the eventual winner Joe Clark. Jim served as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister during the Clark government, accompanying him to the G7 Tokyo summit.

After his time in government, Jim returned as a professor at York University, in the school of business. He was instrumental in continuing to build the school he founded to the stature it has today. Jim chaired several programs while at York, most recently the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program. He always had great passion and energy for teaching business students, being with them and sharing in their fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Jim has a great many friends and colleagues from this time both in academia and in the business community where he was a member of several corporate boards.

Jim was honored in many ways for his dedication to education and public service. He was awarded honorary doctorates from York, Simon Fraser and the Moscow Higher School of Economics. At York, Jim was awarded the title of University Professor. As a proud Canadian he was deeply honored by the award of the Order of Canada for his contributions to education.

Jim leaves behind a loving family: his wife of 62 years Betsy, children David (Kathy), Cathy, James (Cindy) and Ted (Jacquie), grandchildren Jackie, Gwen, James and David and several nieces and nephews. Jim was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his siblings, Helen Wilson (James), Don (Francis) and John (Poppy). Even with his successful career in many capacities, Jim held dear most of all, family, friends and his roots as a small town boy from Teeswater, Ontario.

A funeral service to commemorate Jim’s life will be held at the Teeswater United Church (13 Elizabeth Street South), Teeswater on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. A Celebration of Life to be held in Toronto in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund (cheques payable to Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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McPherson, Ian formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Ian McPhersonIan McPherson (WWII) a resident of Tiverton Park Manor, formerly of Culross Township, passed away peacefully with family by his side at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in his 96th year.

Beloved husband of the former Eva Stewart of Tiverton Park Manor.

Loving father of Judy Clark (Don) of Teeswater, Nancy McPherson of Kincardine, Liz Dahms (Wayne) of Mildmay, Phyllis Clancy (Jack) of Walkerton, Trudy Cleland (Charles) of Walkerton, Stuart McPherson of Teeswater, Steven McPherson (Gail) of Ripley, Jacqueline Dennis (Mike) of Kincardine and Ronda McArthur (Rick) of Kinloss.

Fondly remembered by 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and by members of the Stewart family.

Ian was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth (Parker) McPherson and siblings Catherine McPherson and Mildred Hamilton (Wilmer), Ethel Green (Dryden), Nellie McPherson, Donald McPherson, John McPherson (Henrietta), Fred McPherson (Edna) and Jim McPherson (Jean).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to The Arthritis Society, Tiverton Park Manor or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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FOSTER, Judy of Belle River, formerly of Leamington

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Paper Photo Foster, Judy_edited-174 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Dear mother of Mindy Gretzinger (Marv), the late Jeffrey Foster, Cathy Snider (Syd), Mike Foster (Sue), Brian Wynne, the late Taucha Foster, and Bradley Foster (Stephanie). Loving grandmother of many grandchildren. Dear sister of Sharon Leckie (Morley), Brad Bailey (Lynn), Brian Bailey (Margaret), and Bill Bailey (Doreen). Predeceased by her parents, Harold and Marion Bailey. Judy’s family wish to thank Dr. Gyetvai, Dr. Summerfield and the nurses at Met Hospital for their consistently awesome care. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service to celebrate Judy’s life at the First Baptist Church, 3 Fox Street, Leamington on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains at Erie Cemetery, Wheatley. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FRANK, William Grant of Route 1 Atwood

Posted by on December 3, 2015

Frank, WilliamFRANK, William G. (Bill) – of Route 1 Atwood, passed away peacefully on a crisp sunny morning in the comfort of his home, with the wood stove on, and the smell of bacon in the air, surrounded by his family on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the age of 90. Well known as the owner of Frank’s Jewellers in Waterloo which he inherited from his father, and since 1975 the proud owner of the family farm near Atwood, Ontario.

Loving father and best friend of son Jim, son Bill and wife Heather, and son Bob and partner Leanne.  Special grandpa of Brittany, and Kelsey and friend Nathan.  Remembered by his niece, nephews and Helen Ann.

Predeceased by his parents William P. and Roxie B. Frank and his brother Douglas Frank.

The Frank family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all Dad’s caregivers and friends who made it possible for him to live his entire life in the comfort of his home.

A private family service was held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382) followed by interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo.  Bill’s family invite relatives and friends to a memorial reception to celebrate his life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259 Parkview Gardens, 575 Elizabeth Street East, Listowel on Sunday December 13, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m.

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

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PATENAUDE: Evelyn F. of Innerkip

Posted by on December 2, 2015

PATENAUDE, Evelyn –Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Evelyn Florence Patenaude (nee Japp) of Innerkip at the age of 73. Dear mother of Elaine Patterson (Mark) of Australia, Sandy Sutton (Ken) of Orillia and John Patenaude of Innerkip.  Grandmother of R.J. and Jack Patterson;  Emily and Alexandra Sutton.  Survived by her sisters  Mary Anne Wilson (late Basil) and Ruth Pickard (Norm) and sister in law Bonnie Japp.  Predeceased by her parents  James Japp and the former Florence Johnston and her brother Stewart Japp.    Friends are invited to a memorial service at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11 am.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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HUMMEL: Peter of Arthur

Posted by on December 2, 2015

images-4Obituary for Peter Hummel

Peacefully, Peter went home to glory on February 24, 2015 at Caressant Care, Arthur in his 77th year.

Beloved husband to Elizabeth (nee Stryker). Loving father to Peter (Lydia), John, Michael (BJ), Stephen (Sharon), Maggie (Eddie), David (Sharon), Elizabeth, Christine, Robert (Kaley), Andrew (Laurie) and Brian (Sarah). Special Opa to Andrew, Brendan (Abby), Timothy, Jennifer, Emily, Sarah, Anna, Stephanie, Ryan, Jessica, Derek, Cassandra, Joanna, David, Daniel, Jacob, Paul, Rachel, Luke, Phillip, Hannah, Natalie, Caitlin, Samuel, Johnathan, Jordan, Jeremiah, Ethan, Garrett, Benjamin, Tyson, Kirsten, Nolan, Joshua, Katrina, Michael, Matthew, Jasmine, Isabella, Alexandra and great-opa to Eliana, Elias, Olivia and Madison. Predeceased by his parents Hendrick and Annechien Hummel and his siblings Andy, Albert, Herman, Henk, Alie, Grace and Hennie.

Peter was born in Bedum, Netherlands and was the youngest of eight children. His parents passed on before him when he was the tender young age of 5, this was during the Second World War. This experience gave him a heart for orphans which played out in his later life in missions. Peter then went to live with relatives both in Holland and then when he immigrated to Canada at the age of 16. He bought his first farm in Varna, Ontario at the age of 21 and married his first love, Elizabeth Stryker to help him as he eagerly started farming. He owned farms in Bayfield and Arthur area afterwards. He was an entrepreneur who loved to work on farm equipment and sell it for profit. Peter gave his heart to the Lord at a Billy Graham crusade. He continued to trust in and follow the Lord to help him to raise 11 children and be a special Opa to 40 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His love for the Lord was demonstrated whenever he played hymns on his beloved accordion. Peter went on extended mission trips to Tanzania, Africa and to the Philippines as well as serving in prison ministry and soup kitchens in Winnipeg until he suffered a stroke in December 2009. In December 2013, Peter and Elizabeth renewed their wedding vows and had made their home together at the Arthur Caressant Care where they received wonderful care by their staff. It was fitting that his wife Elizabeth was at his side singing to him ‘The Old Rugged Cross” as he passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends but we rejoice knowing that he is in the great cloud of witness cheering us on until we reunite with him again.

The family would like to thank the caring and kind staff at Caressant Care, Arthur and to the ministry team from the Father’s Heart Healing Ministries (Arthur) that visited him weekly and kept him, Elizabeth and the family in their prayers.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Peter with his family during visitation at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. A Private Family Funeral Service will take place on another day. Spring interment at the Clinton Cemetery

Memorial donations can be directed to Father’s Heart Healing Ministries at www.fathershearthealingministries.com or the Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.ca

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KEITH: Gordon of R.R. #3 Paisley

Posted by on November 30, 2015

Gordon Keith CroppedGordon Duncan Keith of R.R. #3 Paisley, passed away suddenly on the farm he loved, Sunday, November 29, 2015 in his 66th year.

Beloved husband of Linda (Coursey). Loving father of Sandra (Rodney) MacGillivray of Wellesley and Robin (Paul) Hoffman of Ariss. Gordon will live in the hearts and memories of his four grandchildren, Katelyn, Ashley, Carter and Davis. Brother of Lois Wilson. He was predeceased by his infant sister Louise and parents, Cecil and Mae (MacKinnon) Keith.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in Douglas Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Gordon’s family as expressions of sympathy.

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DRUMMOND: Patricia Harriett

Posted by on November 30, 2015

Drummond, Patricia Harriet – entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, in her 84th year. Daughter of the late Bill and Harriet Standen. Dear mother of Lyn Harvey of Waterdown, Ontario, Roy (Janice) Henderson of Conestogo, Ontario, and Bill (Leondra King) Henderson of Belleville. Loving grandmother of Tyler Harvey, Christina Henderson-Whyte, and Jamie-Lynne Henderson. Predeceased by her sister Dorothy Standen and brother Bob Standen.

Family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated.

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DEWAR, Mary Phyllis of Mitchell, formerly of Listowel

Posted by on November 21, 2015

Dewar, MaryMary Phyllis Dewar – formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at her residence in Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Friday November 20, 2015 at the age of 77.

Dear sister of Don and Ruth Dewar of Atwood, and Ken and Gayle Dewar of RR1 Monkton. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by her parents Roy and Theora (Ducklow) Dewar and her sister Ruth in infancy.

A private family funeral service to celebrate Mary’s life was held on Sunday November 22, 2015.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

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WATSON,Russell Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday November 19th, 2015 at Hospice Simcoe. Russ Watson in his 71st year, loving husband of Marcia. Cherished father of Scott (Mary) Watson, Ryan (Maria) Watson, Sarah Watson and his late son Simon Watson. Much loved Poppy of Aidan, Michael, Ethan, Casey and Ceejay. Russ will also be fondly remembered by his close relatives Reading England. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday November 24, 2015 from 12 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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KADEY: Violet Luella of Sarnia

Posted by on November 18, 2015

Peacefully at Bluewater Health Sarnia on Thursday, November 12, 2015, VIOLET LUELLA KADEY, of Sarnia, passed away at the age of 84.  Predeceased by her beloved parents Violet (Brydges) and Clifford Kadey and her brother Harold Kadey.  Will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial has taken place at Hillsdale Cemetery in Petrolia. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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GALLAGHER, John Robert

Posted by on November 17, 2015

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John Robert Gallagher, much loved son of Valerie Carder and the late Shannon Gallagher passed away in Syria on November 4, 2015.  He is survived by his sisters Erin Gallagher and Lily Gallagher and step brother Justen Carder.  Predeceased by his step father Ian Carder.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with Funeral Arrangements.

This is Valerie.

First of all, I would like to thank everyone so much for their great show of support on Friday, as John Robert returned to Chatham-Kent. Thank you all very, very much. It was wonderful to see such respect and compassion. Thank you for the signs and pictures and flags; for standing on bridges, beside trucks, and in fields; thank you to the Kurdish community for accompanying him and to the people of Blenheim for receiving him.

There was so much organization involved and we would like also to express our sincere gratitude to the Canadian Heroes Foundation for making this happen. The expression of support we received from Canadians yesterday would not have been possible without them.

As a family, we now have the opportunity to have a little time with John Robert – to feel like he is home and to begin to process everything.

However, we do now also have a date for a celebration of life / funeral, to take place this Tuesday Nov. 24 in Toronto. It will be held at Liuna Local 183, from 3 – 6 in the afternoon.

The address is 1263 Wilson Ave., Toronto, ON M3M 3G3.

So much of our focus thus far has been to bring John Robert home, and now that has been accomplished, we would like to let everyone have a chance to say goodbye.

As you may know, Erin has set up an email so that anyone who is interested can share photographs or let us know if they are interested in sharing memories or stories on Tuesday. That email again is johngallaghersfamily@gmail.com.

Thank you again for the honour you have shown my son and for your support to our family.

 

 

 

 

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MORRIS, Marjorie Alice (nee Warner) of Northumberland County, Ontario

Posted by on November 16, 2015

MorrisMarjorie 2 Nov 14001Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2015 at Innisfree House, Kitchener, after a valiant fight with cancer, in her 87th year.  Marjorie was born in Lakeport and lived most of her life in Northumberland County. She loved horses and the country life.  Through hard work she and her husband Fred, built a successful farm and a unique log home.  She was most proud of her children and their accomplishments. She kept her sense of humour and concern for others until the end.  Predeceased by her husband of 46 years and love of her life, Fred; daughter Linda Lee; brother-in-law Harold Giddings and parents Howard Russell Warner and Margaret (Herron.)  Loving mother of F. Wayne (Pauline), Owen (Susan) and Tim (Annette).  Dear grandmother to Jason, Jarrett, Kyle (Amy Chapman), Angelina Senior (Barrington), Jadene, Derek, F. Aaron (Krystle Casilli), Sabrina (Jeffery Dean and Andrew Jones).  Cherished great-grandmother to Nathaniel, Kia, Andrew, Kierra, Payton, F. John, Lillian and Noah.  Sister to Dorothy Giddings (late Harold), Donald and Ronald.  Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Legion Village, Cobourg for their care and friendship; Kianda Mauch, Nurse Practitioner for her dedication; and Dr. Ward and the staff at Innisfree House for their care and compassion.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 1-2 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the chapel.  Interment Vernonville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to Legion Village, Branch 133; Innisfree House Kitchener or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ROBB: John William of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2015

robbjohnwebROBB, John William – With sadness, the family of John Robb, 65, of Point Edward announces his passing on November 12th 2015. John was born to the late Walter and Jean Robb on February 7 1950, the second of 5 wonderfully rowdy kids who will each miss him dearly – Jim Robb (Ada), Alice Finlayson (the late Jim), Pat (Ron) Wade, and Brad (Susan) Robb.  JR was a member of the Local 663 Pipefitters Union who spent most of his life in his beloved Point. His passions included his friends, hunting, gardening, cooking, Sudoku, and an endless stream of country music. He will be deeply missed by his children Brett Robb and Mandy (Karl) Kasper, and his much-loved grandkids Ryan, Aidyn, and Avery Kasper. Visitors will be received by the family on Sunday, November 15th from 2-4 pm at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD (102 Victoria Street North, Sarnia). A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 16th at 12 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers or donations the family requests that you hold each other tight and love each other well.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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POIRIER, Yvonne (née Rouleau) of Val Thérèse, ON

Posted by on November 9, 2015

POIRIER, YvonneIt is with great sorrow that we announce her passing in Sudbury, Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Daughter of the late Emile and Rose (née Carrière) Rouleau. Wife of the late Henri Poirier. Beloved mother of Normand (Jeannette) of Lucknow, Suzanne Lanktree (Dave) and Donald both of Kitchener and Claire Poirier of Hanmer. Dear sister of Laura Poirier (late Lucien), Marie-Jeanne Carrière (late Gérard), Pauline Larabie (Albert), Jeannine Morin (Joe), Paul-Émile Rouleau and André Rouleau (Diane) all of Chelmsford, Aline Gagné (Yvon) of Val Caron, Émile Rouleau (Denise) and Marcel Rouleau (Suzanne) both of Hanmer. Predeceased by her sister Anita and her brother Alfred. Yvonne was at her best when surrounded by her loving family and cherished grandchildren, Anik, Isaac, François (Stephanie), Bruce (Jordan), Tina, Sarah, Natalie (Duffy), Daniel (Amanda), Robert (Amanda) and Julie (Darryl). Proud great-grandmother of 10. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Yvonne will forever be remembered for her love of laughter in time spent with family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph Street, Hanmer, Wednesday evening from 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation (Sudbury Chapter – transplant) may be made by cheque or on line at www.cooperativefuneraire.ca

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