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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Coulthard: Lloyd Robert “Bob” of Sarnia

Posted by on November 26, 2016

 

COULTHARD, BOB – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 24, Lloyd Robert”Bob” Coulthard, age 73 of Sarnia passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Gail Coulthard (2014) and loving father of David Coulthard and Kimberly Coulthard-Jackson, grandfather of Chantelle, Christine, Atira, Cody and Ashton, and great-grandson Freyr. He retired from Praxair as a driver after many years of service. Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery in Forest. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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PESTELL, Lillian formerly of Monkton

Posted by on November 23, 2016

pestell-lillian-001Lillian Pestell – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Pestell who predeceased her in 2001.  Loving mother of Ken (Val), Bonnie Krieger (Larry), Patti Fuhr, Brian (Darlene), Doug (Yvonne), Murt (Sheri).  Special grandma of Catherine, Chad, Martina, Tracy, Tom, Nicole, Jacob, Amanda, Derek, Courtney, Jillian, Katie, Jordon, Spencer and 10 great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Colleen Pestell, Gary Carpenter, Pat Fizell, Paula Sanderson, Bonnie Vanos and the extended Pestell family.

Predeceased by her parents Russell and Margaret (Coxon) Maddess, son Garry, daughter Lynda and grandsons Craig and Brandon.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Friday November 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

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

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

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Horley: Mildred Helen of Sarnia

Posted by on November 16, 2016

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HORLEY, MILDRED – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Mildred Helen (Stuchberry) Horley, age 93 of Sarnia passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was the beloved wife of the late Alistair (Al) Horley and mother of James Horley (Janet Clarke) and Susan Horley. Mildred was a longstanding member of Dunlop United Church and a very active community volunteer for many years.  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, November 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday beginning at 1:00 pm. until service time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to Dunlop United Church would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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GIBBONS; Thomas Ronald

Posted by on November 14, 2016

Gibbons, Thomas Ronald

Died suddenly on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the age of 24.  Thomas of Toronto, formerly of Waterloo, loving son of Michele and Michael Gibbons.  Dear brother of David and Lindsay and Brian.  Cherished grandson of Jacqueline Raycraft and Alice Gibbons.  Loving nephew of Tammy (Dave Jacobs), Diana (P.D. Valiquette), Marc Roberge (Consuelo) and Rob Gibbons.  Dear cousin of Tanya, Taylor, Brittani, Danny, Blaine, Allison, Carson and Liam.  Thomas will be forever missed by his partner Alex, Alex’s parents Gareth and Velma Rose and his sister Rebecca Rose.  Thomas is predeceased by his grandfathers Michel Roberge and Ronald Gibbons.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Thomas’ life will be held at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by Thomas’ family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.comgibbons0001

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Carter; Dorothy Anne of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Posted by on November 11, 2016
Dorothy Anne Carter of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Dorothy Anne Carter of Owen Sound formerly of Feversham

Carter; Dorothy Anne(nee Pedlar)

Peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, November 10, 2016 formerly of Feversham in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of almost 40 years to Steve. Loving mother of three beautiful daughters Ruthanne(Dave) Risk, Cathy Wilson(John Pratt) and Glenna Le(Dan White). Loved and remembered by six grandchildren; Tim, Nate, Sarah, Luke, Shelby, Kaely and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents Harvey and Annie Pedlar, grandson Bradley Wilson, sister Evelyn and brothers Jim, John and Charlie. She is survived by brother Ted Pedlar of Colborne and sisters in-law Penny and Ann. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton Friday, November 18 from 7:00-9:00pm. Service of celebration from the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 11:00am. Cremation has taken place, interment Maxwell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Foundation or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.  Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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MIDDLETON: OPAL OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 11, 2016

middletonwebWith loving hearts we are sad to announce the passing of OPAL MIDDLETON on Friday November 11, 2016, in her 96th year. Pre deceased by her siblings Harold, Rhoda, Clifford and Tom Middleton. Opal will be sadly missed by her niece Mary Jane Rivard (Louis) of London Ontario and nephew John Middleton (Heather) from Cobble Hill British Columbia.  Great nieces and nephews and her great great nieces and nephew and her dear friends Mavis and Jerry Bernard of Sarnia.  Opal was born and raised in Sarnia, she was a graduate of SCITS High school. She gave a life time of dedication to Polysar Corporation. In Opal’s leisure time she enjoyed golfing, long walks and gardening.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Vision Nursing Home for their kindness, dedication and excellent care they provided to Opal.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be held at Dunlop United Church ( 757 Rosedale Ave, Sarnia ON N7V 1Z8 ) on Friday November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Friends and Family will be received for a luncheon following the service at Dunlop United Church. There will be a private family internment following the luncheon. 

Memorial donations in memory of Opal may be made to Vision Nursing Home or Charity of your choice.

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

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SNIDER, Florence Louise (Smith); of Harrow

Posted by on November 10, 2016

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96 years, November 10, 2016. Loving wife of the late George William Snider (1985). Beloved mother of Charles “Chuck” and Jill Snider, Kitchener. Loving grandmother of Joshua Snider. Predeceased by her brothers George, Jim, Tom, Charles and sisters Tina and Peg. Visiting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow Sunday 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday November 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Harrow United Church 45 Munger St. E. Harrow. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Harrow United Church or the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences and share memories at www.geraldasmith.ca

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YOUNG, Leslie (Pic) Harold of Sarnia

Posted by on November 10, 2016

young-webYOUNG, LESLIE HAROLD – It is with saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Leslie “Pic” Harold Young at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late Una Mae (Battle) Young (2004) and loving father and father-in law of Paul (Deb), Gary (Deb) and Randy, loving grandpa of Kyle (Courtney), Troy (Tiff), Colin (Sierra), Craig (Rhiannon) and Allison and was the much loved Papa to Kale and Maeve. He was predeceased by his much loved granddaughter Katelyn. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service held. Sympathy expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. 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

“The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Trillium Villa for their kind and loving care provided for Les”

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BENNINGER, Janice “Jan” of Wingham

Posted by on November 7, 2016

478_104-benninger-janJanice “Jan” Doreen Benninger (née Hayes) of Wingham, passed away suddenly at Wingham & District Hospital on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at the age of 68.

Beloved wife of Lloyd Benninger.

Loving mother of Angela Benninger of Wingham and Gerald Benninger (Dawn) of Blyth.

Missed by grandchildren, Michael, Charlene (Mike), Philip and Rachael and great-grandchildren, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Dear sister of Jim Hayes (Maureen) of Stratford and Jeffery Hayes of Wingham.

Remembered by in-laws, Yvonne Benninger of Formosa, Roseann and Len Steffler of Cargill, Linda and Lloyd Weber of Mildmay, Cathy and Ken Waechter of Walkerton and Jerry and Pauline Benninger of Formosa.

Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents John and Beatrice (née Cowley) Hayes, brother Philip Hayes and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Carl Benninger.

A celebration of Jan’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 180 (183 Victoria Street West), Wingham on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Final resting place, Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Howson Dam Repair Project would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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AMENT, Willa formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 6, 2016

amentWilla Ament – formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Sunday November 6, 2016 at the age of 82. Willa was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel.  She enjoyed knitting, time spent at the trailer in Port Elgin, campfires, singing, playing cards and board games and especially cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Gordon Ament who predeceased her in 2000. Loving mother of Brian (predeceased 1985), Linda (Keith) Holmes and Paul (Mary Lynne) Ament.  Special grandma of Kelly (Wes) and their children Aaron and Brennan; Stacey, Mark (Lindsey), Marlee and Brynn.  Sister-in-law of Edith Schalk and Eileen Ament.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Willa was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Gerard Sr. and Marie (Schyff) Schalk, brothers Henk (Janet), Cor (Joyce), Gerard, and sister Erna (Bill) Lucas.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday November 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor 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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Beatty: Wayne David of Sarnia

Posted by on November 2, 2016

beattywebWayne David Beatty passed away Monday October 24th, 2016 after a long battle with COPD.  Predeceased by his parents Phyllis (nee Marquis) and Keith Beatty.  Beloved father of Courtney Beatty, Michelle Beatty, Wayne Beatty Jr. (deceased), Tammy Beatty, and Pamela Beatty.  Brother to Anne Rose (nee Beatty), Arlene Beatty Chapelle, George Beatty (deceased), and Keitha Beatty (deceased).  Grandfather to Candice Simpson.  Friend of Christopher Louks. Former manager of the Queen’s Hotel in Barrie, Ontario, former manager of The Happy Valley in Sarnia, former owner of Beanstine’s Restaurant, Fins and Sawbucks Restaurant, and Odyssey Construction in Sarnia. Funeral Services to be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am with a luncheon to follow at Stoke’s Bay (485 Harbour Rd, Sarnia) at 12:00 noon.

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