DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on October 14, 2016

dewar-tom2-001DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away after a brief illness at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the age of 77. Tom was a true farmer, spending time at the farmer’s markets at Kitchener and Waterloo Stockyards and Listowel Livestock, but always found time to enjoy camping at Family Paradise Campground and playing Lost Heir.  He took great pride in his Ford 8N tractor.

Beloved husband of Lorraine (Pestell) Dewar whom he married in 1960.  Loving father of Deb Best, Paul (Jodie) and Greg (Cindy). Special grandpa of Dennis (Mel), Darryl (Lisa), Candace (Jeramey), Chelsea (Steve) and great- grandpa of Lily and Bryson.  Dear brother of Shirley Buchanan, Jessie Buchanan, Marj (Paul) Krauter and Dorie Wagner (Ron Hartman).  Brother-in-law of Mary Strachan, Larry Pestell (Arlene Riehl), Faye Welsh (Ken), Robert Pestell, Andy Buchanan, Elaine Pestell, Lillian Pestell and Pauline Pestell. Remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Barry Wagner.

Predeceased by his parents David and Mattie (Hurst) Dewar, sister Kaye Shiell and brothers-in-law Alvin Shiell, Glen and Alex Buchanan.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday October 16        from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Monday October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.

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

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HURST, Jo-Anne of Newry (RR2 Atwood)

Posted by on October 9, 2016

Jo-Anne Hurst – of Newry, after a 4 1/2 year illness passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the age of 60. For many years Jo-Anne worked for Newry and Monkton Veterinary Services.  She then started her own secretarial services business with 22 years at Hutchinson Welding and 14 years at Maitland Terrace.  Jo-Anne’s commitment and gift to the work force was her compassion and love she extended to everyone she touched.

Beloved wife of Glen Hurst whom she married in 1974. Loving mother of Ann-Marie (Ken) Rehberg and Travis Hurst.  Special nana of Jocelyn who predeceased her in 2012 and Jordan Rehberg.  Dear sister of Gerard (Karenann) Herrgott, Donna Herrgott, Julie (Rick) Brubacher and sister-in-law of Lloyd (Mary Ann) Hurst.  Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Tommy and Annette (Siopiolosz) Herrgott.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday October 11 from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Parish prayers at 6:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Listowel on Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father K.P. Morrison officiating.  Cremation to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner or North Perth Community Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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LANG, M. Karl of Teeswater

Posted by on October 9, 2016

Michael “Karl” Lang of Teeswater passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in his 80th year.

Beloved husband of Lorna Lang (née Fischer).

Loving father of Gerard Lang (Lori) of Waterloo, Joanne Lang of Wingham, Stephen Lang of Waterloo and Michael Lang (Jodie) of Everett.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren who gave him great enjoyment, Ian Lang (Jayme Giesler), Anna Lang, Melissa Atkinson (Sarah Lyttle), Emily Atkinson (Frank Quatrini), Rebecca Atkinson, Zack Lang, Ryan Lang, Carli Lang, Sophia Lang, Jacob Lang and Megan Lang, he loved them dearly.

Dear brother of Shirley Anne Lang (late Harry Psutka) of Kitchener.

Fondly remembered by members of the Fischer family. Karl was very loved and admired by his numerous nieces and nephews.  He took great pleasure in the time they spent together.

Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Catherine (née Sullivan) Lang, infant daughter Valerie, brother Donald Lang and sister Adele Lang.

Karl was a dedicated truck driver for the Teeswater Creamery and GayLea for 40 years, served with the Teeswater-Culross Fire Department for 25 years and a municipal councillor for 13 years.

A casual visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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ADAIR, Richard (Dick) of Listowel

Posted by on October 6, 2016

adair-dick2-001Richard (Dick) Adair – passed away peacefully at his residence in Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the age of 82. Dick enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, the old white ‘63 Ford and spending time with his family.

Beloved husband of the late Maxine (Baillie) Adair who predeceased him on April 19, 2016.  Loving father of Lauretta and Chris Raven, Linda Chrissley, Don and Patti Adair.  Special grandpa of Mark and Nicky, Kristy and Julian, Emily and friend Kyle, Mike and friend Leona, Jen and great-grandpa of Liam, Casey, Riley and Reese.  Brother of Lloyd, Sharon and John Wright, Mary Ellen Gerber and John.  Fondly remembered by the extended Adair and Baillie families.

Predeceased by his parents Jack and Olive (Pride) Adair, brothers Glenn and Ricky, sisters Doris Ingram, Marlene (in infancy), Gail and husband Robert Osborn and sister-in-law Barb Adair.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday October 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dick’s life will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 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 – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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McCORMICK, Marguerite Mary, formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on October 4, 2016

448_mccormick_margMarguerite “Marg” Mary McCormick (née Kuenzig) of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham and formerly of Teeswater, passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in her 88th year.

Beloved wife of the late Henry Schaefer (1967) and William “Bill” McCormick (2006).

Loving mother of Connie Fischer (Paul) and Betsy Schaefer (Dennis Dobson) all of Teeswater and John McCormick of Wingham.

Sadly missed by grandchildren Brittany Fischer (Jakub Wesolowski) of Kitchener and Anthony Fischer (Stephanie Harrison) of Teeswater.

Dear sister of Gib Kuenzig, Gerald Kuenzig and Charles Kuenzig (Ruth) all of Teeswater.

Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law Bill Templeman of Wingham, Howard “Howie” Poechman of Cambridge, several nieces and nephews and many extended family members from the Schaefer, McCormick and Dobson families.

Predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Florina (née Kunkel) Kuenzig, sister Bette Poechman and sisters-in-law Patricia Kuenzig, Yvonne Kuenzig and Eileen “Ike” Templeman and brother-in law Harold McCormick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with vigil prayers at 8:45. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Braemar Residents Council would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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PEHLKE, Beth of Brunner, formerly of Monkton

Posted by on September 29, 2016

pehlke-beth-001Beth Pehlke – formerly of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at the age of 88. Beth resided at Country Meadows Retirement Home, Brunner and was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church Monkton.  She enjoyed spending time with her family at the cottage, knitting, crocheting and gardening.

Beloved wife of the late Elmer Pehlke who predeceased her in 2004.  Loving mother of Diane (deceased 2012) and Terry Dietrich, Eric and Kathy Pehlke, Brian Pehlke, Keith and Kathy Pehlke, Janet and Donald Buchanan. Special grandma of Pam and Larry, Lisa and Jamie, Bill and Erica, Brian, Terry-Lynn, Heather and Jason, Curtis and Meg, Craig, Amy and Tim, Michelle and Mark, Kristy and Dan, Katelyn and Brandon, Kelly and Mike, Brad and Robin, Kyle and Jesse, Ryan and Elesha and 24 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wilbert and Phyllis Davis, Rita Davis, Marguerite Davis, Jack Pehlke, Ken and Rosemary Pehlke, and Betty Pehlke.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Samuel and Edna (Woodley) Davis, brothers Jack and wife Illa, David, Melvin and wife Alice, Hartley, sisters Luella and husband Grant Campbell, Grace Davis, Pauline and husband Bill Seblefski.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday September 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Beth’s life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Monkton on Saturday October 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Bublitz officiating.  Interment in Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

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McPHERSON, Marilyn (née Dagg) of Teeswater

Posted by on September 28, 2016

marilyn-mcphersonMarilyn Ola McPherson (née Dagg) of Teeswater passed away with family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, in her 85th year.

Beloved wife of Doug McPherson for 65 years.

Loving mother of Richard McPherson (Deborah) of Turnberry Township, Gail McPherson (Marg Sanborn) of Meaford and Jane Harkness (Leland) of Howick Township.

Cherished grandmother of Erin Scott (Joe) of Kincardine, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and 5 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Ellen McPherson of Teeswater and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Birdie (née Derbyshire) Dagg, brother Milton Dagg (Margaret), sister Twyla Brown (James) and brother-in-law Lloyd McPherson.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Marilyn’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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MOFFAT, Kevin of Sauble Beach formerly of Culross Township

Posted by on September 24, 2016

434_kevin_moffatKevin Waldon Moffat of Sauble Beach and formerly of Culross Township passed away at his home in Sauble Beach on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at the age of 64.

Beloved son of Marjorie Moffat of Braemar Retirement Centre, Wingham.

Dear brother of Lois Brown of Newmarket.

Missed by nieces Shantelle Melanson (Darren) and Shalon Brown (Adam Tameron) and great-nephews Peyton and Carter Melanson.

Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Predeceased by his father Currie Moffat (1996).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, September 26th, 2016 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Cathy Truelove officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey Bruce Branch would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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STRUTHERS, Brian of Mitchell

Posted by on September 23, 2016

struthers-brian-001Brian Struthers – of Mitchell passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the age of 57.

Dear brother of Grace Struthers of London, Don and Ann Struthers of Mississauga, Bonnie and Leroy Skinner of RR1 Mitchell. Remembered by his aunts Jean Dewar, Delphine Dewar both of Atwood, Helen McLean of Seaforth, his nephews Tom and Aaron, his niece Karen and his cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Percy and Aletha Struthers.

There will be no visitation and a private family funeral service will be held with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.   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.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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LEWIS: Mrs. Sheila Ruth (nee Stickney), of Woodstock, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 23, 2016

sheila-lewis-001LEWIS, Mrs. Sheila Ruth (nee Stickney), of Woodstock, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Sakura House, Woodstock on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Beloved wife and soulmate of the late Rev. James K. “Jim” Lewis (2010).  Survived by her mother, Phyllis Stickney, a sister, Rosalynn Tubbe (Cliff), a brother, Stuart Stickney, all of Kitchener, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Also remembered by her late husband’s three children; Pamela, Brent and Paul Lewis. Her father, Harold Stickney died in 2009.  It was Sheila’s great privilege to work in hospice palliative care for 10 years and she believed all people facing end of life should be treated with respect and dignity.  She was forever grateful to the many health care providers in Woodstock who helped to treat her along her journey with that same respect and dignity: the loving staff of Caring Services for Seniors, the St. Elizabeth visiting health team, CCAC, Care Partners, Social Worker, Dr. Karen Fryer (pain and symptom management specialist), the Chemo unit staff of WGH, and the London Regional Cancer Program, and Rev. Dr. Douglas Anderson and Rev. Bill Mayoros.  Sheila was also greatly blessed by her church family of First Baptist Church, Woodstock.  Huge thanks to friends Catherine Powell, Ruth Ross, Sheila Kellins, Joanne Wright and other friends who supported her faithfully.  At Sheila’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private graveside service will take place at First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church Cemetery.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Global Outreach Mission, or Sakura House Hospice, or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Her faith in the Lord was her strong foundation and what truly blessed her journey through life until eternity.  Death is not the opposite of life.  Rather it is the opposite of birth, for life is Eternal.

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

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TESH: Mrs. Sharon (nee Hayes), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 21, 2016

sharon-tesh-001TESH, Mrs. Sharon (nee Hayes), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in her 75th year.  Beloved wife of the late John A. Tesh (2015).  Dearly loved aunt of Catherine Breutigam (Keith) of Mississauga, Tracey Hayes of Belmont, and Odeine Giilck of Waterloo.  Cherished great aunt of Bradly Breutigam and Tyler Hayes.  Dear step-mother of Frances Ames (Bill) of Kissimmee, FL.   Loving sister of the late Michael Hayes (2004).  Dear niece of Mildred Favaloro of London, and the late Harold Sleith.  Also survived by several cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, she was the daughter of the late George and Geraldine (nee Sleith) Hayes.  Sharon graduated from Arthur Voaden Secondary School and the St. Thomas Business College.  She was employed in the banking business for 30 years.  Sharon was a member of the St. Thomas Community Church.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday afternoon, September 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 10:30 a.m.  Following cremation, private interment in Mount Brydges Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Community Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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VAN OOSTROM: Cornelis “Keith” of Strathroy

Posted by on September 15, 2016

image_0Peacefully passed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 with family by his side at Strathmere Lodge; Keith Van Oostrom in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dora for 57 years. Dear father of Tony (Rosemary) Van Oostrom of Fenwick, Ontario, Judy (Brian) MacNeil of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sharon (Otto) Vander Werf of Strathroy, Ontario.  Loving Opa of Michael, Colin, Daniel and Janine. Keith is survived by his 2 brothers and sister all living in the Netherlands.

Predeceased by his parents Antonius and Gijsberta Van Oostrom, and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to thank the VON at Trillium Village and the staff of Strathmere Lodge. Special thanks also to Pierina Porciello, Helen Green, Joe White and to all friends who have given their support and friendship.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at DENNING’S on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 9; 30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Pirt officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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HAYES: Susan Bernadette of Metcalfe and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on September 8, 2016

Hayes, Susan Bernadette – peacefully at the Osgoode Care Centre, Metcalfe on Wednesday, September 7th 2016 in her 84th year.  Daughter of the late James and Mary (nee Hickey) Casey.  Loving wife of the late Patrick A. Hayes.  Loving mother of Cathy (Trevor) Black of Almonte, Jacqueline Hayes of Toronto, Patrick (Caroline) Hayes of St. Thomas and Noel (Katie) Hayes of Ottawa.  Treasured grandmother of Emily, Brendan, Jane and Hannah Hayes.  Susan is survived by her sisters, Lily Redmond of San Francisco and Kathleen Fay of Dublin, Ireland.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DAHMER: Cheryle Joanne of Guelph Formerly of Harriston

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Passed away June 28, 2016 in her home at the age of 72. Sister to Elspeth Gooding of Guelph. Loving mother to Penny, Julie and Cherie and spouses. Loved by grandchildrens, Phil, Carolyn, Sean, Stuart, Rosalee, Todd, Erin, Quinton, Beth, Kate and Will. Missed by great grandchildren Kaisley and Mazlynn. You will be in our hearts alway.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LEGRAND, Arthur Ernest “Art” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on August 28, 2016

Art LeGrandArthur Ernest “Art” LeGrand a resident of Trillium Court, Kincardine and formerly of Teeswater passed away at Trillium Court on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of the late Ardonna LeGrand (née Johnston) who predeceased him on January 11th, 2015.

Dear father of Rob LeGrand and his wife Susan of Owen Sound and Jim LeGrand and his wife Michele of Tiverton.

Missed by his grandsons Alex and William.

Fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie Doherty of New Carlisle, Quebec, his brother George LeGrand (Evelyn) of Paspébiac, Quebec and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and May (née Gaudin) LeGrand, brothers-in-law Dave Doherty and Bill Johnston (Dorothy).

A celebration of Art’s life will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Teeswater on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

Final resting place Lochalsh Cemetery, Ashfield Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham Salvation Army or Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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O’NEIL, Robert “David” of R. R. #2 Holyrood formerly of Wingham

Posted by on August 28, 2016

O'Neil D PortraitRobert “David” O’Neil of R. R. #2 Holyrood and formerly of Wingham passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, August 26th, 2016, the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Nancy O’Neil (née Whitby) of R. R. #2 Holyrood for 48 years.

Dear father of Denny O’Neil (Carolyn) of Wingham, Serrena O’Neil (Gary Emms) of Berkley, Nicole McGlynn (Jeremy) of Holyrood and Rebecca O’Neil (Dean Stevens) of Williamsford.

Missed by his grandchildren Nathan, Natasha, Ethan, Evan, Kiyia, Kassandra, Michael, Charlene (Mike Beyersbergen), Jessica, MacKenzie, Veronica, Jerri, Josephine and Dalilah and great-grandchildren, Damien, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Fondly remembered by his brothers Rick O’Neil (Liz) of Wingham, Paul O’Neil (Joanne) of Clifford and Todd O’Neil (Adrienne) of Wingham.

Also survived by his aunt Harriet O’Neil of Tavistock, several nieces, nephews, cousins, members of the Whitby family and his best friend Esben Anderson.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Velma (Powers) O’Neil and infant son Nathan (1978).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate David’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff Hawkins officiating.

Final resting place Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BENNINGER, Carl of Formosa

Posted by on August 21, 2016

Benninger, CarlCarl Eugene Benninger of Formosa passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Yvonne Benninger (née Cassidy).

Dear father of Keith Benninger (Dianne) of Waterloo, Jason Benninger (Kathy) and Scott Benninger (Tammy Vanduzen) all of Milton.

Missed by his grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle and Eric Benninger, Jacob and Sofia Benninger Jalali, Trent and Taylor King and Dakota Benninger.

Remembered by his siblings, Lloyd Benninger (Jan) of Wingham, Roseann Steffler (Len) of Cargill, Linda Weber (Lloyd) of Mildmay, Cathy Waechter (Ken) of Walkerton and Jerry Benninger (Pauline) of Formosa and several nieces and nephews.

Also survived by in-laws, Mike and Doreen Weber of Walkerton, Dennis and Carol Batte of Belmore, Lorne and Janet Cassidy of South Africa and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Beatrice (née Voisin) Benninger, step-father Jack Borho and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Harold Cassidy (Lorraine).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Knights of Columbus Hall, Walkerton and District Hospital Foundation 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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KELLER, Donald “Don” Edward of Parkhill, age 82

Posted by on August 5, 2016

KELLER, Donald - croppedKELLER:   Unexpectedly, at his residence in Parkhill, on Sunday, July 31, 2016, Donald “Don” Edward Keller, age 82.  Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Blackwell) (Mantha) Keller, dear companion of the late Ruby Alice (Desjardine) Smith and the mother of his children the late Marion Lorene Alice (Mollard) Keller.  Loved father and father-in-law of Jim and Mary Ellen Keller of Belgrave, Stu and Darlene Keller of Cambridge, Dan and Sherry Keller of RR 1, Fullarton, the late Clifford (2011) and Patty Keller of Stratford, Kathy and Brad McLean of London, Janice Zmija and partner Charles Hill of Williamsford and will be missed by special friend Donna Smith.  Fondly loved and remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Audrey Gibson of Crediton, Marion Feltz of RR 2, Ailsa Craig, Ross Keller, Jack and Beverly Keller all of RR 2, Dashwood.  Predeceased by his parents Arnold Otto and Alice May (Meyers) Keller, sister Gwendoline Windsor, brothers-in-law Roy Gibson, Rob Feltz, Max Windsor.  At the family’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS, Barbara Anne, formerly of Bracebridge

Posted by on August 4, 2016

THOMAS, Barbara Anne (nee Jackson)
Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on August 1, 2016 at the age of 85. The loss of this beautiful woman is mourned by her sons Mark(Jacqueline), Sandy (Laura) and her daughter Cathy. Barbara’s passing is also mourned by her sister Rosemary Jackson, brother Gordon Jackson (Barbara) of Australia and their sons and families. Barbara was extremely proud of her nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and leaves lasting memories for them all. Barbara had health challenges throughout her life, meeting them with a positive and inspiring attitude. As her strength faded, her mind remained sharp and her caring spirit was always evident. Knowing that Barbara is now with Garth, the love of her life, lessens a little the pain of loss. She will be truly missed. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, August 8, 2015 from 9:30 a.m., until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment, Carlisle Cemetery. The March of Dimes has been very supportive over the years, please consider donations in Barbara’s memory.

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BELISLE, Yolande (née Labelle) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

BELISLE, YolandeThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Monday, May 30, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Daughter of the late Léo and Aline (née Laurin) Labelle. Loving mother of Micheline Belisle of Barrie, Robin Belisle (Lynn) of Markstay and Caroline Boudreau (Georges) of Hanmer. Dear sister of Gilles Labelle of Cambridge, Marie Mainville (Louis) of Joliette, QC, Diane Bissonnette (Marcel) of Sudbury, Lucille Robidoux (Réjean) of Hagar and Roger Labelle (Ann) of Chelmsford. Predeceased by her brother Gérald Labelle (Claudette of Hanmer). Cherished grandmother of Rikki-Lee (Jamie), Kourtney (Justin), Cameron, Nicholas , Annick, Charlyse and great-grandmother of Andi. She is survived by the father of her children, Ronald Belisle. Yolande worked with Canada Post, after her father’s retirement, to ensure mail delivery to rural customers in Rivière Veuve area for many years. After moving her family to Sudbury, she operated Yolly’s Confectionary in the Flour Mill area for seventeen years where she retired in 1999. She shared her time between her love of gardening and enjoying her grandchildren during her retirement years. Yolande also shared her passion for traveling enjoying family trips across Canada and the United States. She also visited Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Portugal and Italy with her friends. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Lodge 1 at Pioneer Manor for the wonderful care and compassion they showed their mother and the family during her final days. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer, Friday, June 3, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St-Jacques Church, Hanmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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SLOBODA, John of Azilda, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

SLOBODA, JohnIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Husband of 52 years to the late Jeannette (née Perreault) Sloboda. Son of the late Harry and the late Caroline Sloboda. Loving father of Mary-Anne Van Der Veen (Joseph) of Kitchener, Holly Ranville (Thomas) of Waterloo, Audrey Sloboda of Elmira and Bob Sloboda of Azilda. Dear brother of Rose (late Leonard), Annie (late Peter), Jean (late Roy), Josephine (late Owen), Barbara and Bill. Predeceased by his siblings Joe, Mike (late Anne), Madeline (late Dick), Mary (late Phil), Emily and Helen. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Adam, Tanya, Melissa, Mariah, Carter and by his great-grandchildren Halen, Jessica, Owen and Matthew. Survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family is very grateful to Adrian and Lucy Soucy for their kindness throughout the years. John was an avid fisherman; he enjoyed mechanical repairs and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by all. The family will receive relatives and close friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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MCLEAN, Robert of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

McLEAN, RobertThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Son of the late Alpha and the late Rose-Alice (née Barrette) McLean. Loving brother of Jean-Paul (Simonne) of Sudbury, Annette Tilbury (Maurice) of Val Caron, Richard (Denise), Georgette Bond (Leonard), Denise Larcher (late Jacques), Suzanne Delyea (late John), Rhéal (Cathy) and Francois (Phyllis) all of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. East, Sudbury, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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Emrich [Bobier] : Colleen of Kitchner

Posted by on July 29, 2016

At the Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday July 27, 2016 Colleen Denise [ Bobier ] Emrich of Kitchener in her 39th year. Survived by her twins Addison and Pierce and their father Michael Emrich, her parents Neil and Joanne [Van Nuland] Bobier of St. Thomas, brother Bruce and Alana Bobier of Pine Plains N.Y., her grandparents Teresa and the late Carl Bobier of St. Thomas, Joe and Jean Van Nuland of Wallacetown and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Friday 6 – 9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations to Breast Cancer Society would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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SMITH, Edna Mae

Posted by on July 26, 2016

SMITH, Edna Mae (nee Burnes)
Peacefully, at Shalom Village on Tuesday, 12 July 2016, our dearly loved Mother, Grandma, GG, Aunt and Friend passed from this life to the next to join her beloved husband, Clifford Smith; her son, Carleton; parents, Stanley and Atressa Burnes and her brothers, Arrell and Carleton Burnes. She was precious and honoured by her family and leaves two grandchildren, Patricia (wife of John) and Christopher (husband of Jennifer); great-grandson Callum; daughter-in-law Anne and sister-in-law Eileen Burnes. Sadly, two sisters-in-law pre-deceased Edna, Faye Burnes in November 2015 and Dorothea Burnes in 1958. Aunt Edna also held a special place in the lives of her nieces and nephews: Kathleen Stephenson, Mary Donnelle, Margaret Burnes and William Burnes; Julie Burnes and Michael Burnes. Edna was born in Millgrove, Ontario on March 18, 1916 and lived her 100 years in Millgrove, Hamilton, Waterdown, and for over a decade at Shalom Village in Westdale. She was a fine athlete like the rest of her family – a star basketball player on Zion United Church teams and a crack badminton player into her 80s. She was an artist in many media including ceramics, oil painting and knitting and a marvelous cook. Especially, she was our exemplary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, daughter and sister and friend to many. She loved and lived life fully. We celebrate her life and mourn her loss. Edna had a strong faith and was a long-time member of St. James United Church in Waterdown. A funeral in keeping with her wishes will be held later with arrangements through Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home in Waterdown. Information regarding the service as it becomes available, and expressions of sympathy may be conveyed through the funeral home at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.

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