DOYON: Christopher of cambridge

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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In loving memory of Christopher Doyon who passed away peacefully at his home on January 22,2017 at the age of 37. Christopher was a beloved son of Danny and Cheryl, brother of Sean, Chantal and Mandi, who is sadly missed. Cremation and private family time has taken place. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Though Christopher’s flame has gone out, it burns on in the hearts of those who love him, and who are better for having known him. “Let the wind carry you home. Blackbird fly away. May you never be broken again.” Alter Bridge

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MOORE: RALPH, CARL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 27, 2017

RALPH CARL MOORE- passed away at Bluewater Health on January 24, 2017. A teenage farm boy from Moore’s lane grew to become a skilled tradesman and a proud member of Local 663. He served a term as president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Sarnia Construction Association during his working years. He built the RABAR. Ralph was predeceased by his parents W.H. “Harry” and Reta (Haslip) Moore, his sister Trudy (Moore) Polak, and his elder son Ralph W. Moore. He was greatly loved by his wife Barbara ( Robinson) Moore and all his family: Brent Moore, son of Ralph’s elder son and Brent’s children Haley, Majofsky, Tala Moore and Brayden Moore; his son Dan,  wife Cheryl and sons Kevin and Mark; his daughter Bette (Moore) Woodley and her daughter Sarah Kell, who with her partner Jason Kell has just presented us with our latest addition, three month old Hunter; his daughter Lori (Moore) Zonneville and her daughters Erika (Melanie) and Rebecca and Becca’s two children Wayne and Aubrey. The Moore family stands tall together so we are sure Ralph will be long remembered and often spoken of by his brothers Gerald (Grace) and Charles “Chuck” (Suzanne, Deceased) and by his sisters Beverly Richards (Jim) and Linda Ryan (Doug). There will be a Celebration of Ralph’s life from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on February 4, 2017 at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center, (102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia On).  In of Lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated checks only at the funeral home please.

 Arrangements are 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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WHEELER, Lloyd Henry, formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Lloyd Henry Wheeler, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Patricia Gamble-Wheeler (née Mulcaster) of Teeswater and the late Isabel Wheeler (née Cameron) who predeceased him in May 1994.

Dear father of David Wheeler and his wife Maureen of Erinsville and Heather Montgomery and her husband Doug of Peterborough.

Missed by his grandchildren, Michela and Ashley Montgomery and Zack and Maddi Wheeler.

Fondly remembered by Pat’s family; Donna and Dennis Thompson of R. R. #3 Walkerton, David and Bonnie Gamble of Teeswater, Doug and Vickie Gamble of Paris, Derrick and Shirley Gamble of Formosa and Darlene and Don McCall of Teeswater and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Rifa (née Jenkins) Wheeler and infant brother Bruce.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (7 James Street West), Teeswater on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Spring interment Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Bluevale United Church or Teeswater Minor Ball would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GEISEL, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GEISEL: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, Jean Elizabeth (Kistner) Geisel of Hensall formerly of Grand Bend and Waterloo, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Edward “Ted” Harry Geisel (May 2014). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Fred and Carol Geisel of Elmwood, Donna Geisel of Palmerston, Tom Dietrich of Mount Carmel.  Cherished Grandma and Nannie of Ted and Carrie Geisel, Steve Geisel, Heather Dietrich and Richard Francis, Bobby-Jo and Kris Vidic, Larry Jr. and Theresa Geisel, Amber Dietrich and Lee Brintnell, John Dietrich and great-grandma of 6.  Dear sister-in-law of Doris and Bob Westphal of Waterloo, Tom and Sandy Richber of St. Thomas, Jim and Geraldine Richber of Niagara Falls. She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents John “Jack” and Georgina (Fidler) Kistner, daughter Kathy (Geisel) Dietrich (August 2013), son Larry Geisel (February 2014).   Jean thoroughly enjoyed the many vacations she and Ted took, especially when she fished and caught the larger sailfish.  She enjoyed dancing and sharing good times with friends and will be missed by many.  At Jean’s request cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Fraser; Lynne Shirley nee Clark – of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 12, 2017

Fraser; Lynne Shirley(nee Clark)

After a trying battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Lynne passed peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Alan for 50 years. Loving mother of John(Yvonne) of Cambridge and Paul(Lori) of Kitchener. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Amy, Scott, Cameron and Mia. She will be greatly missed by her twin sister Suzanne(Alan) Humphrey of Ballantrae.  Predeceased by parents Frederick and Ruby Clark.

Lynne graduated Acadia University, majoring in Biology, in 1967 were she met the love of her life. Lynne loved the beaver valley for her gardening and skiing. An active member of the Markdale Horticultural Club.

At Lynne’s request there will be no service and cremation has taken place.  Memorial contributions to Grey Gables Nursing Home, Activity Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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WOOLSEY, Anna

Posted by on January 11, 2017

WOOLSEY, Anna

After a long and happy life in her 98th year, Anna passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emmett Woolsey (2004). Loving mother of Robert and Teresa Woolsey, Larry and Virginia Woolsey, and Alice and the late Don Brown. She will be missed by her grandchildren Darren, Jason, Lori, Sean, Marty, Tracy, Tammy, Thomas, Michael, Tyler, Lisa, and her sixteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Private Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donation’s in Anna’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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MACDONALD: DONNA, GRACE (HILL) OF SARNIA

 MACDONALD, DONNA GRACE (HILL) of Sarnia peacefully passed away at her residence January 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late George and Ethel (Thurlow) Hill. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) MacDonald (1969). Survived and missed by children David, Ian (Diana), Heather and Shelley. Predeceased by children Brad (1995), Bruce (2001) (Carol) and Cynthia (1961). Cherished by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Gary (Shirley) Hill and Grant (Ann) Hill. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Harold, Hilda and Connie. Also survived by special and dear friends Alice and Garry Goodall and family. Catherine and Don Wardell and family. Donna’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team for their care and compassion, with special thanks to Dr. Kim and Gloria. At Donna’s request no visitation or service is to take place. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will be held at a later date, at Resurrection Cemetery Sarnia. Donations may be made to St. Clair Parkway or Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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JUNKER, Catherine “Cass” Stuart (Mein) of Exeter formerly of Grand Bend age 99

Posted by on January 5, 2017

JUNKER:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Catherine “Cass” Stuart (Mein) Junker, of Grand Bend, in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late David George Junker (1982).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Joyce Junker of New Hamburg, Bruce and Janice Junker of Grand Bend, Janet and Don Kobe of Grand Bend, Alan and Tamara Junker of New Dundee.  Cherished grandmother of Ronald and Cathy Junker, Ann Junker, Mike Junker, Tim and Melody Junker, Trevor and Debra Kobe, Graham Kobe, Jarett and Janice Kobe, Cullen and Elizabeth Kobe.  Treasured great-grandmother of Shannon, Shelby and Alex, Marlee, Cailin, Max, Chantelle and Jimmy, Samantha, Paige, Benjamin, Jacob, Claire, Grace, Brooke, Eve, Eli.  Great-great-grandmother to Jacob and step great-grandmother to Jasmin, Liam, Luke, Katie. Remembered by her sister-in-law Margaret Zoeller, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Catherine is the last surviving member of the Mein Family.  Predeceased by her parents Donald and Jeanette (Hamilton) Mein, sisters Jeanette Junker, Jean Mein and Annabelle Mein.  Catherine was a gifted artist and a life time member of the Women’s Institute (with Hampstead, New Hamburg and Grand Bend).  For many years she ran Mac’s Milk in Grand Bend. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford Officiating.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  We would like to extend a sincere Thank you to the Staff of the Exeter Villa Nursing Home for their exceptional care of our mom.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Huron Shores United Church, S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Pearson: Anthony (Tony) of Brampton

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Anthony (Tony) George Wallace Pearson of Brampton, ON passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23rd 2016 at the age of 74.

Tony was born to parents George and Eva Pearson on December 7th 1942 in Ottawa ON. He was the oldest of four and as a natural salesman, traveled across Canada representing a variety of companies in his career. Most of all, Tony was a family man and a kind husband and father, taking great pleasure in leisure drives with the family, Sunday brunch and keeping up with the latest automobile trends.

The final years of his life was spent living with multiple sclerosis with his humour, positivity and courage intact. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Tony is survived by his wife Anne and son David.

There will not be a public service, the family respectfully declines flowers and donations.

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PEVEC, Linda of Sarnia

LINDA PEVEC; 1953 – 2016 – Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 31, 2016, Linda passed away peacefully at the age of 63. She was the beloved wife of Michael for 43 years and proud mother of Michael (Crystal) and Peter (Antonella). She was the grandmother of Robert, Luka, Ashton and Seth. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Margery Schmitt of Kitchener. Linda worked for 30 years as a PSW and loved gardening, her cats, driving her Mustang and Jazz music. Special thanks to all involved with Linda’s care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services as requested by Linda. Donations can be made to ALS or the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements are 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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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WIELHOUWER: Johanna Petronella of Chatham

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Peacefully in her sleep at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 Johanna Petronella Wielhouwer (nee Vanderwel) passed away at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Alex Wielhouwer (2002). Loving mother of Alex Wielhouwer of Kitchener, Wilma and Brian Hunninck of Morpeth, and Hank and Sylvia Wielhouwer of Dutton. Cherished grandma of Alex Wielhouwer Jr., Michelle Wielhouwer, Benjamin Wielhouwer, Adam (Nicole) Hunninck, Ashley Wielhouwer, Elizabeth Hunninck, and David Hunninck. Devoted great grandma of Skyler, Naomi, and Nathan. Johanna is survived by her siblings Marg (late Ernest) Steller, Henk (Jannie) Vanderwel, and Bill (Sylvia) Vanderwel, and sister-in-law Riet Vanderwel. Predeceased by her infant daughter, Lucille, and her brother John Vanderwel. Lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Friday, December 30th from 7 to 9pm. A Family Graveside Service will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham on Saturday morning at 10am. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service at First Christian Reformed Church, 25 Tweedsmuir Avenue, Chatham, at 11am. Donations in Johanna’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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Fitzgerald: William Patrick of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, WILLIAM PATRICK FITZGERALD, passed away at the age of 58.  Dear husband of Dianne Averill. Dear son of Edward  and the late Mary Fitzgerald (2016).  Much loved father of Shara Fitzgerald, Aidan Fitzgerald, Jade Fitzgerald and Briar Fitzgerald ,  step – father of Sherry Martineau, Victoria Huggett. Grandfather of Zander, Ashton, Heath, Reyna, Matthew, Jacob, Sara and Trenholme. Brother to Danny Fitzgerald. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre ( 102 North, Victoria Street, Sarnia) on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Patrick will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Patrick’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre Ltd.

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Lalonde (Viens) : Anne – Marie Therese of Sarnia

Posted by on December 27, 2016

THERESE, ANNE – MARIE LALONDE (Viens)  August 13, 1935 – December 25, 2016.

Beloved wife of Guy; much loved mother of Jo-Ann (Ron), Guy, Claude (Tina) and Cathi. Predeceased by son Robert. Proud and loving “Nan” to 8 grandchildren and several great – grandchildren. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father Arthur, mother Lorette, and sisters Lorraine and Micheline. Cremation has taken place. At Therese’s request, there is no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia.)

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you

and I would never leave you! During your times of

trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints,

it was then that I carried you.

 

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Hackett: Audrey Margaret of Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on December 23, 2016

HACKETT, AUDREY, Margaret, Catherine  – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Ontario on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, Audrey Margaret Catherine  ( Doan)  Hackett, passed away in her 95th. year. She was the wife of the late Garner Edward Hackett (1987). Dear mother of Owen Hackett and his wife Irene of Coquitlam, B.C. Loving grandmother of Jefferson “Jeff” Hackett and his wife Babe of Kamloops, B.C. Also survived by her sister  Doreen Charlton of Petrolia, Ontario and nephews; Rodney & Pam Charlton and Bruce & Marie Charlton both of Petrolia, Ontario and John Doan of London, Ontario. Predeceased by her parents Harmon and Ella Doan. Audrey lived on Lakeshore Road near Blackwell for many years and worked for Keelan’s Service Limited as a Service Department Manager. She was a previous member of Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church as well as a founding member of St. David’s Anglican Church where she began and taught Sunday School beginning in 1956. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life to honor Audrey will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria Victoria Street, Sarnia) with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations may be made to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).

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MELTON; Robert of Petrolia

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Died at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  ROBERT JOHN MELTON, 71 years, was a lifelong farmer in Enniskillen Township.   Best friend and beloved husband for 48 years to Diane (nee Brown).   Proud and loving Dad to Dana and her husband Bruce Lowe and Dean Melton and his wife Tina Langlois-Groves.  Adoring Grandpa to Blake and Bradley Lowe and Taylor and Brady Melton.  Dear brother of James and the late Colleen and Kenneth and Darlene Melton and brother-in-law to Karen and Leo Burns.  He was predeceased by his parents Garnet and Jean Melton.  Bob was an employee of Polysar/Bayer for 36 years before retiring in 2000.   Visitors will be received on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A private funeral service will be held at a later date.   Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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EVANS, Claude Victor of Dashwood, formerly of Hensall and Cambridge, age 58

Posted by on December 13, 2016

EVANS:  Suddenly, but peacefully, at his residence, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Claude Victor Evans, of Dashwood, formerly of Hensall and Cambridge, age 58.  Loved father of Michelle Evans, Jordan Evans and companion Stephen Robinson.  Cherished grandpa of Johnathan, Melody and Lilly.  Fondly remembered by his dear friend Tracey Lynn Clemmer and best friend Paul Baillairge.  Claude was the last surviving member of the Evans family.  At the request of the family, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PETRIE, Muriel of Milverton

Posted by on December 13, 2016

Muriel Petrie – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Monday December 12, 2016 at the age of 94.  Muriel was a member of the former Donegal United Church, Donegal UCW and a past president of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was a former 4H Leader in Perth County and a former crossing guard in Milverton.  In the late 1950’s, Muriel obtained her nurses aid certificate and proudly worked at Knollcrest Lodge.

Dear mother of Donna Patterson (Jim), Ken Petrie, Bill Petrie, Maureen Houston (Vince Bergin) and Bob Petrie.  Special grandma of Ken, David, Richard, Scott, Kyle, Jill, Amy, Jonathon, and Jennifer.  Sister of Earl Buchanan.  Fondly remembered by her 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents William and Alice (Thorndyke) Buchanan, daughter-in-law Deanna Petrie, sisters Marie Blackwell (Tom), Mary Park (Steve), brother Alvin Buchanan (Minnie) and sister-in-law Vera Buchanan.

In keeping with Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery, Donegal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Knollcrest Lodge or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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POSLIFF, Lilias of Milverton, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on December 12, 2016

Lilias Posliff – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Sunday December 11, 2016 at the age of 102. Lilias and her husband Charles (Parker) operated a hardware store in Monkton for 20 years and later an antique store known as Parker’s Ponderosa.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Posliff who predeceased her in 1991. Loving mother of Marian Harvey (Bob) of Stratford and Jake Posliff (Heather) of Nanaimo, BC.  Special grandma of Alandra (Wanda) Anderson (David), Janice Harvey (Bob), Robert Posliff (Hang), Stephen Posliff (Jamie) and great grandma of Mason (Jenelle), Sam, Aidan, Brendan, Jessica, Tim and Tanis.  Sister of Robert Adair (Alice) of Mississauga.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents David and Fannie (Rowland) Adair, great grand-daughter Nicole Wagler, sisters Hazel Ellacott (Russell), Betty Adair, brother Leslie Adair (Dorothy) and niece Francis Vanstone.

In keeping with Lilias’ wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service and interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood will take place in the spring.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Stratford, Palliative Hospice Project would be appreciated by the family.

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

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BALLAGH, Margaret “Ruth” of Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 8, 2016

ballagh-ruth-web2Margaret “Ruth” Ballagh (née Bradburn) of Lucknow formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Wally Ballagh who predeceased on December 6th, 2013.

Dear mother of Byron Ballagh (Maria Dunning) of Lucknow, Gary Ballagh (Janice) of R. R. #2 Teeswater and Donna Inglis (Paul) of Belmore.

Loving grandma of Heather VanderHoek (Bryce), Mark Ballagh (Courtney Bakker), Blake Scott (Aly Hummel), Devan Ballagh, Michael Ballagh, Paige Ballagh, Matthew Ballagh, Warren Inglis, Marilyn Gibson (Blair) and Cheryl Inglis (Jordan Errington). Great-grandma of Cayden, Cole and Landen VanderHoek, Taylor and Russell Gibson, Autumn Errington and Darien Ballagh.

Survived by her siblings Audrey and Jack Adair of Molesworth, Murray and Joan Bradburn and Shirley and Murray Keyes all of London.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dora Alton of Brussels and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Melville and Hester (née Johnson) Bradburn, daughter-in-law Debbie Ballagh, great-grandson Wesley Gibson, in-laws Elda Norman (John) and Blake Alton and family friend Lois Ballagh.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Pinecrest Manor Resident’s Council or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial on-line at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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NELSON: Isabel of London

Posted by on December 7, 2016

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Peacefully at Highview Residences, London, on Monday, December 5, 2016, Isabel (Burns) Nelson in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Ron Nelson (1994). Loving mother of Jan Nelson and her husband Rick Quinn of Sidney B.C., Martha Nelson her and husband Bill Gallagher of Waterloo and Rob Nelson and his wife Lisa of London. Predeceased by her daughter Jane (1957). Cherished Nanny of Quito Quinn (Gregory), Nellie Quinn, Ronald Gallagher (Violetta), Claire Gallagher and great-grandmother of Theodore Gallagher. Predeceased by her siblings Robert Burns, Roberta Colter and Margaret Butler. Throughout Isabel’s long and busy life, she was a partner with her husband in the family business, Ron Nelson Photography Ltd of London. Committed to contributing to her community and church, she was an active board member of the Women’s Christian Association serving Parkwood Hospital and McCormick Home; and a member of First-St. Andrew’s United Church. A cottager to the core, all who visited her Haliburton hideaway will remember her generosity, thoughtfulness and home-baked pies. Isabel’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Franklin House, Highview Residences, who provided compassionate and personal care during her time with them. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at First St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Avenue on December 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow. Funeral arrangements by A. Millard George Funeral Home (519-433-5184). Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Lions Camp Dorset, P.O. Box 306, 1087 Camp Dorset Road, Dorset, ON P0A 1E0. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BEAUDOIN: Paul Jeffrey of Puslinch, ON

Posted by on December 6, 2016

paul-beaudoin-obitOn December 3rd, 2016, courageously and surrounded by love, a cherished and devoted son, spouse, father, grandfather, and friend left this earth bound for a better place. Thanks to the generosity of a stranger and his sister, Paul was able to live life to the fullest during his 40 years with kidney disease. The loving son of June and Joseph, Paul spent 47 of his 62 years with his soulmate and high-school sweetheart Elizabeth lovingly by his side. Together, they built a home filled with love and laughter and faced life’s obstacles with optimism and grace. Despite his health challenges, Paul cherished time with his family and friends and created endless wonderful memories. He leaves behind the broken hearts of his children, Lindsay, Lauren (Mike Wilgar) and Michael (Kendra), as well as his adored grandchildren, Noah, Liam, Oliver, and Amelie, who brightened his days and filled his heart with joy. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him, remembered fondly by the Shepherd family, and survived by his brother David and his sister Barbara (Terry). The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff and volunteers at The Carpenter Hospice for their genuine concern and compassion during Paul’s final days. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated. To honour Paul’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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GILBERT, Shirley (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 5, 2016

gilbert-shirleyShirley Elizabeth Gilbert (Donaldson) (née Hodgins) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Kitchener and Teeswater, passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of the late Donald Donaldson (1972) and the late William Gilbert (2002).

Loving mother of Steven Donaldson (Mary) of Teeswater and Kendra Dubeau (Donald) of London.

Missed by her grandchildren, Sarah Dubeau (Dino Matos) of London, Curtis Donaldson (Janine), Michael Donaldson (Carley McGlynn) all of Listowel and great-grandchildren, Paige and Brandt Donaldson.

Fondly remembered by the members of the Donaldson family and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Earle and Merle (née Whytock) Hodgins, infant sister Margaret and grandchildren, Scott Donaldson and Meredith Dubeau.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by the memorial service celebrating Shirley’s life at 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Inurnment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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KROPF, Esther of Milverton

Posted by on November 28, 2016

kropf-estherEsther Kropf – passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton with her family by her side on Saturday November 26, 2016 at the age of 91. Esther was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where she was a former member of the ladies Sewing Circle.  She enjoyed working as a Home Care worker in the Waterloo area for many years.  Esther also enjoyed crocheting and quilting and loved spending time at their trailer at Miller’s Family Camp at Miller Lake.

Beloved wife of Ralph Kropf with whom she celebrated 69 years of marriage on November 9th.  Loving mother of Karen Schultz (Robert), Larry (Debbie), Bruce (Donelda) and Terry Lynn Gropp (Bruce).  Cherished grandma of Julie White (Ron) and their children Lexi and Dawson; Mark Schultz (Henrietta) and their children Zach and Chloe; Stephanie Kearsey (Mark) and their children Quinn, Koen and Saige; Samantha King (Mark) and their children Addyson and Gavyn; Amanda Wagler (Eric) and their son Miles; Anthony Kropf; Eric Kropf and step grandchildren Hillis, Damon and Shane Halbert.  Dear sister of Laura Kipfer and sister-in-law of Margaret Henning.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Eli and Nancy (Nafziger) Roes, grandson Andrew Kropf, sister Emma Steckley (Raymond Gerber, Amos Steckley), brothers Alvin Roes (Marie), David Roes (Mildred), brothers-in-law Alfred Kipfer, Albert Henning, Stanley Kropf (Jean), Eldon Kropf (Janet) and Delford Kropf.

Visitation will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Road 121, Poole, on Wednesday November 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Poole Mennonite Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the staff at Knollcrest Lodge for the care given to Esther.

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

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