MAJAURY, JOSEPHINE: JO of Exeter Formerly of Kitchener

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4We were so sorry to learn about Jo. She was a beautiful person and we were privileged to know her. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Brian and their families. With love and caring, Ike and Gerry

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GERLACH, Reinhold of Brunner

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Gerlach2Reinhold Gerlach – of Brunner, passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Sakura House, Woodstock after a long struggle with ALS. He was born December 5, 1946 in Gronau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reinhold was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he shared his song leading talent, participated in various singing groups and taught Sunday School. He enjoyed the mechanical and welding aspect of automobile restoration, photography, reading and his 28+ years in the printing industry. Rein courageously fought the last years with ALS which robbed him of physical health, but his love for God infused him with joy till his journey’s end. Though he could not speak, his eyes and smile spoke volumes. Rein lived life with fearless determination to succeed at his various interests through experimentation and research. His biggest accomplishment was being faithful
Beloved husband of Connie (Musselman) Gerlach for 25 exciting years. Dear brother of Herbert and Edith Gerlach, Elinor and Eric Tuer. Fondly remembered by his father-in-law Clayton F. Musselman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat and Ron Wagner, Jerry Musselman, Roger and Anne Musselman, Dean and Carol Musselman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Elvira Gerlach, brother Friedhelm Gerlach and mother-in-law Irene Musselman.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Friday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Canada appreciated by the family.

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

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ANDERSON, Jack Fenton

Posted by on April 15, 2016

Paper Picture Anderson Jack Anderson, Jack Fenton

Born December 19, 1920 in Exeter, ON. Passed away peacefully on April14, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Olive, and his beloved wife of 73 years, Doris Jean “Wynn” (Feb.6, 2016). Dedicated and loving father to Linda Rovere (Lorenzo) and Louise Dupuis (Don). He met his bride to be, Wynn, in Scotland while training with the RAF. They married and several weeks later he left for the war. As a Flight Lieutenant with the RCAF, Jack served his country during WWII, first training in Scotland and then as a commanding officer of several A.M.E.S. radar units in North Africa and Italy. After the war he brought his new bride to Canada, completed 4 years of study at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Together Jack and Wynn established a home in Leamington and raised two loving daughters, Jack as manager of the Leamington Public Utilities and Wynn as manager of the home and family. Jack served on many municipal and provincial committees during his time at the PUC. He was president of two provincial electrical societies, the AMEU and the OMEA. He served Knox Presbyterian Church as an elder and for many years was on the board of trustees. Jack and Wynn had many wonderful friends with whom they traveled and socialized. His children, however, would consider his greatest achievement as being a wonderful father and a truly devoted husband. We know that Jack and Wynn are once again happy together. Theirs is a truly amazing love story. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude both to the current and former staffs on 3 West at the Sun Parlor Home for their care, kindness and compassion shown during dad’s time there. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church in Leamington or a charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) or online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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RYAN, NOELLA of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on April 7, 2016

Ryan, NoellaNoella Ryan – of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital, London on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at the age of 59. Noella enjoyed spending time with her family and loved living on the farm with her horses and dogs.

Beloved wife of Edmund Ryan whom she married in 2006.  Dear mother of Chad Carey (Cathy) and step mother of Sherri Ryan (Shane) and Tina Ryan (Andrew).  Special nanny of Mike, Sophia, Savannah and Alexandra.  Sister of Lilly and Brian Maughan, Gloria Gaudet, Yvette Doiron, Rita and Charles Melanson, Larry and Marilyn Doiron, Jackie and Gerald Hebert, Raymond Doiron, Al Doiron, Fernand and Sharon Doiron, Aline and Paul Smith.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Noella Ryan and John Fagan, Lloyd Ryan, John and Rita Ryan, Mike and Deborah Ryan, Madonna Ryan, Patricia and Wayne Walsh, her first husband Charles Carey and many aunts, uncles, nieces,nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Meunier) Doiron and brother-in-law Alfred Gaudet.

          Visitation will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital for the compassion and care provided to Noella and her family.

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

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SPEARMAN: Stephen “Wonder” of Sarnia

“WONDER”

 

Our family is saddened by the peaceful passing of our beloved brother Stephen in his 65th. year, on Thursday, March 31, 2016. He is predeceased by his parents Grace and Alton and his sister and brother in-law Sandra and Len Higgins.  Beloved brother of Susan Ward (Dan), Michael (Janine), Scott (Jackie), Shelley Keller (Morgan) and David (Angie). Loved by many nieces and nephews; Kevin and Shawn Spearman, Jean and Andrew Barber, Daniel Keller, Jeff and Eric Spearman. Great Uncle of Alexander and Emily. Our family would like to extend a special thanks to both Carl Hardwick and Bill Jeffrey for their longtime friendship with “Wonder”.  Also we would like to extend our warm thanks to the staff of Palliative Care. “Wonder” was an inspiration to all of us as he fought a long battle with kidney disease. Our treasured and loving memories will last forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. At “Wonder’s” request there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Care or the Sarnia Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca.

                                                                       

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BEFURT, Owen William of Atwood

Posted by on March 30, 2016

Befurt, Owen3Owen William Befurt – passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday March 28, 2016.

Dearly loved infant son of Joey Befurt and Amanda Donohue.  Brother of Nathan, Willy and Maryjane.  Cherished grandson of Tex and Rosemary Donohue and great grandson of Ruth Lynch.  Fondly remembered by Uncle B and the extended Befurt and Donohue families.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until time of the service at 8 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Atwood Firefighters Association appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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ACHESON, Beverley (Bev) of Monkton

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Acheson, BevBeverley (Bev) Acheson – of Monkton passed away peacefully as a result of a stroke with his family by his side at Stratford General Hospital on Saturday March 26, 2016, two days before his 65th birthday.  Bev was a licensed mechanic and farming was his hobby.  He was a former volunteer firefighter with the Monkton Fire Department for over 15 years.

Lifelong friend and beloved husband of Wilma (Hymers) Acheson whom he married in 1978.  Loving father of Kevin (Cathy).  Cherished grandfather of Jevin Acheson-Clark (Lindsey), Jody, Michael and great grandfather of Ryker and Ryla Wilson.   Remembered by his sister Denise Acheson, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donna Bauer (Mervyn), Dina Patterson (Ken), Wendal Hymers (Cathy), Walter Hymers (Sandy), John Hymers (Dianne), his two half-sisters Cindy and Sherry, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He will be missed by his best friends (puppies).

Predeceased by his parents Sam and Bunny Acheson and parents-in-law Cecil and Dorothy Hymers.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Tuesday March 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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HEPBURN: William “Bill” of Woodstock

Posted by on March 26, 2016

HEPBURN, William “Bill” – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Erna Hepburn (nee Moller).  Loving father of Stephen Hepburn (Kristine) of Woodstock and Corinne Kukor (Bruce) of Kitchener.  Beloved grandfather of Luke Hepburn, Andrew and Sarah Kukor.  Fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Verna Hepburn, Erna’s family in Denmark and Australia as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Percy Hepburn and the former Alma Wright as well as his brother Robert Hepburn and sisters Audrey Armour and Ilene Cameron.  The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7-9 pm and again an hour prior to the service.    A complete funeral service will take place in the chapel on Thursday at 2:30 pm with Rev. Jane Van Patter of St. David’s United Church. A spring interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, St Mary’s, ON at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to St. David’s United Church, Woodstock or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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KONDUROS, Plato of Leamington and formerly of Montreal, Don Mills, Mississauga and Kitchener

Posted by on March 26, 2016

Web Photo Konduros, PlatoKonduros, Plato
a.k.a. “Ploot”, “Babe” and “Daddio”, formerly of Leamington, died in his sleep without pain at 6:47 in the morning on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. He survived his wife of 59 years, Alice, who passed away on July 2, 2014. Plato was 87. He in turn is survived by his children and children in law, Diana, Bill and Kathy, Bob and Dina, Jay and Jolanta; and by his grandchildren April, Laura, Gary, Tamara and Kristi; his brother Phil, sister Diane, sister-in-law Helen; his aunt Harriett; cousins Bill, Virginia and Marilyn; and his nieces and nephews Elena and Paul, Cathy and Paul, Jamie and Nick, Mary Ellen, Chris, Marilyn, Zoe, Chrissy, Jill, Alexander and Maria. He always enjoyed their company. Plato left Leamington for Marriage and Montreal in 1955 where he and Alice had four children. They returned to Ontario in 1972, living in Don Mills, then Mississauga, and Kitchener. Alice said Plato never let her down. He was a good family man. Plato long ago perfected the art of taking great joy in life’s simple pleasures whether it be a cup of coffee, a meal, a good steak, tomato soup, ketchup with his hamburger, a box of chocolates, ginger ale, or a chat with a stranger or a neighbour. That’s likely how he lived five times his life expectancy after being diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011. He never complained about it. He called it, “bellybutton”. – probably the most humorous euphemism for cancer ever devised. Plato was sociable and kept his colorful personality to the end. He had an extensive vocabulary, stayed up on current events, and liked to wear a suit and look sharp. Plato loved jazz and the sound of the drums. He loved cars, his house, skiing, Anne of Green Gables, musicals and the stock market. His temper when it flared would pass quickly and he never held a grudge. He loved his family and was extremely proud of each and every one of us. He wants Charlie Parker tunes to play at his funeral and for it to be a happy day. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Monday March 28, 2016 from 1 p.m. until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Plato’s life at 2 p.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. In lieu of donations spend some time with someone in need. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Reese: Marion of Stratford formerly of Sarnia

 

 Peacefully with her family by her side at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Marion Eileen (Gillespie) Reese passed away in her 93rd. year. Predeceased by her beloved husband William Albert Reese (2013).  Dear mother of Patricia Lauzon (Marcel) of London, Barbara Bell-Leaver (David Bell) of Sarnia and Donna Hemingway (Neil) of Stratford. Loving grandmother of Leanne Martin (Jason), Michelle Baptista (Steven), Richard Leaver (Melanie), Ben Leaver, Dan Leaver (Shaylene) and Joel Hemingway (Kim) and 8 Great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents James and Carrie Gillespie (nee Parker) and  siblings; Russel (Laura), Helen Gamble (Bill), Ken (Jean). Mom was raised in Corunna and graduated from S.C.I.T.S. High school in Sarnia. Mom and Dad were married in 1943 and raised their family in the Sarnia area. Mom enjoyed gardening and loved her animals including the horses she and Dad raised over the years. Marion enjoyed volunteering with various horse clubs throughout Lambton County.  She enjoyed her many friends and activities while she resided at the Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence in Stratford in her final years. Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside and a celebration of life will take place. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca                                                                               

 

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McCracken, Charles of Sarnia

mccrakenPeacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday March 20, 2016 CHARLES McCRACKEN age 84 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Campbell) McCracken (1991).  Grandfather to Mathew Brewer and Shaun McGinn.  Predeceased by his daughter Anna McCracken (2010).  Charlie moved to Canada when he was 18 yrs and work at I. O. L. as a Lab Tech for over 30 yrs.  His biggest honour was being inducted in the Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame as Mr. Soccer.  He will be missed by all his friends from the downtown core.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Tuesday March 29th at 1:00 p.m.  with visitation from noon until service time.  Sympathy may expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Michaud: Jean Francois of Leamington

michaudjeanwebOur dear son Jean Francois Michaud, age 34 of Leamington was tragically taken from us as a result of a bicycle accident on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  Much loved son of Carol – Ann Michaud (Dave Foulis). Predeceased by his precious son Ryker Joey Michaud – DaPonte (2014). Dear father of Maxx and Liberty Bantam – Michaud and their mother Erica Bantam. Brother of Michael McCann –  Michaud and his  father Frank McCann.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and at the Salvation Army Citadel ( 88 Setterington Street, Leamington) on Thursday, March 31,  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SUCKEL, Frances “Penny” Hope of Millgrove, ON

Posted by on March 17, 2016

SUCKEL, Frances “Penny” Hope
(nee Langmead)

Passed away in her sleep, on March 16, 2016 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington. Beloved wife of 35 years to Jack Suckel. Loving mother of Andrea (Brandon Coppes), Dana, and Breanne. Doting grandmother to Casey. Penny is survived by sisters Shelia Hicks, Terry Ferringo (Lee), and Sharon Harris. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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HERMESTON, Thomas of Teeswater

Posted by on March 15, 2016

Hermeston, TomThomas Humphrey Hermeston of Teeswater, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Thornton) Hermeston of Teeswater.

Missed by his daughter-in-law Karen Hermeston and grandson Nathan Hermeston both of Calgary.

Survived by his sisters Edna Rivers and Lorna Freudeman, brothers Neale Hermeston (Wilma) and Wallace Hermeston (June) and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Mervin and Ivy (Humphrey) Hermeston, sons Jeffrey Hermeston and Matthew Hermeston, daughter Tamara Hermeston, sisters Lily and Alice, brothers Robert, France, William and James and brothers-in-law Ray Rivers and Doug Freudeman.

Tom was a retired employee of over thirty years with Ontario Hydro.

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DONALDSON, Gordon of Teeswater

Posted by on March 15, 2016

Gord Donaldson (card)Gordon James Donaldson of Teeswater, passed away surrounded by his family, at Wingham & District Hospital on Monday, March 14th, 2016 in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of Alma (nee Ross) Donaldson for 62 years.

Dear father of Brian Donaldson and partner Suzanne Ernewein of Culross Township and Murray Donaldson of Orangeville.

Missed by step-granddaughters, Stacey Dobson and friend Scott Arnett and Missy Abell and husband Wes and step-great-grandchildren, Braxton, Bridgette, Braeddon, Kole and Logan.

Fondly remembered by his sister Nora Beitz of Mildmay, in-laws Evelyn Mills of Sarnia, Jack and Marion Ross of Wingham, Lois and Mitchell Babcock of Kitchener-Waterloo and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Lillian (Scott) Donaldson and brothers-in-law Clarence Beitz and Brian Mills.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday, March 17th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Gord’s life will take place Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Smith Cemetery, Culross Township.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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YANTZI, Wilfred of Poole

Posted by on March 12, 2016

Yantzi, WilfWilfred Yantzi – of Poole, with his wife by his side, took Jesus’ hand and passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Friday March 11, 2016 at the age of 63.

Wilf’s family wish to express their appreciation to the family who graciously donated their loved one’s lungs in order for him to receive a double lung transplant in 2005.  This allowed him 11 more years with his beloved wife Marlene (Ropp) whom he married in 1975 and his loving children Rochelle and Bruce Langlands, Jason and Jenni Yantzi and Renee Yantzi.  It also gave his grandchildren Riley, Alexis, Austin, Dustyn, Zachary, Liam and Megan special time with their Papa.  Wilf’s brother Marvin is thankful for the time they spent together on the farm while he was still able to enjoy tinkering and fixing farm machinery.  Wilf was a faithful member of Poole Mennonite Church where he held many positions over the years, most recently as Elder.

Fondly remembered by Marlene’s family, Rosemary Stein, Carol and Owen Cook, Willard and Mary Ropp, step-mother Mary (Schultz) Ropp and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents William and Vera (Schultz) Yantzi, father and mother-in-law Stanley and Leona Ropp, and brother-in-law Warren Stein.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Road 121, Perth East on Monday March 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Wilf’s life will be held at Poole Mennonite Church on Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment to follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Poole Mennonite Church or Trillium Gift of Life Network appreciated by the family.

A special thank you to the Transplant Team at Toronto General Hospital and the doctors and nurses that have cared for Wilf since his transplant.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Hill: Harold George of Sarnia

HILL, HAROLD – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Thursday, March 10, 2016, Harold George Hill, age 91, has went to join his wife Janet Hill (Falconer). Dear father of Judy Van Crey(Antoine ) and Ian Hill ( Agatha). Will be missed by his grandchildren; Stacey Crough (Michael), Kelly Gallipeau (Darren), Becky Potts (Kris), Kyle Hill, Bryan Hill and Alicia Hill and great grandchildren; Rachel, Audrey, Cohen, Tessa, Gavin and William. Harold is a veteran of World War ll where he served in the Canadian Air Force and was retired from Esso Chemical as a Shift Supervisor. Cremation has taken place and private family services were held. Memorial donations may be made to the  A.L.S.  Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HUMPHRIES; Ronald Douglas, of Windsor

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Ronald Douglas Humphries, age 67 of Windsor passed away. He was the son of the late Douglas and Leola Humphries. He is survived by his brother Ross of Sarnia, his sister Karen of Waterloo and good friend Larry Chevalier of Windsor. At Ron’s request cremation will take place. Memorial donations made to the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County, www.thehospice.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 Victoria Street N., Sarnia, ON. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BISHOP, Velma (nee Sullivan)

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Paper Photo Bishop, VelmaBISHOP, Velma (nee Sullivan)

88 years, passed away with family by her side on Friday, March 4, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Tom (Linda), and Jim and the late Bill. Cherished grandma of Aaron (Philamena), Chris (Michelle), Tyler, Penny (Andy), Michelle and great grandma of 17 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Hazel and Faye. Dear sister-in-law of Marilyn Whaley (Murray), Edna Trudell (the late Jerry), and the late Alan Bishop (the late Doris). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Velma loved her family and cherished them dearly. She will be missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Velma’s life at 12 noon. Rev. John Van Omme officiating. If you wish to donate in Velma’s memory the family has asked that donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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DICKSON, D. Ralph of Belmore

Posted by on March 2, 2016

Ralph DicksonDavid Ralph Dickson of Belmore, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the former Deanne Allan.

Loving father of Judy Lyons of Wingham, Jeff Dickson of Teeswater, Nancy Dickson (David LeGault) of Ethel, Jane Tolton (Paul) of Belmore and Scott Dickson (Lesley) of Wingham.

Proud Papa of Carman and Garett Stafford, Bradley and Christopher Lyons, Michaela, Logan and Caleb Tolton, Connor, Brianna, Griffin and Dylan Dickson.

Fondly remembered by his sisters, Stella Douglas of Clifford, Jean Field of Clifford, Alice Mawhinney (Ivan) of Mildmay and brother George Dickson of Belmore.

Also survived by brothers-in-law Glen Allan (Reta) of Englehart and Andy Allan (June) of Wingham and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, James and Annabel (Darling) Dickson, daughter-in-law Lois Ballagh, brothers Ken Dickson (Mildred) and John Dickson (Florence), brothers-in-law John Douglas and Russell Field and sisters-in-law Reta Dahms (Ronald), Iyla Elliott (Bob Burchill) and Connie Allan.

A mingle and mix visitation will take place at the Belmore Community Centre, Belmore (91122 Belmore Line) on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (following Ralph’s wishes, there will be no formal receiving line). A Masonic Lodge Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The memorial service to celebrate Ralph’s life will take place at the Belmore Community Centre, Belmore on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

Spring inurnment Lakelet Cemetery, Lakelet

If desired, memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or the Belmore Chamber of Commerce would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged through the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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ROTH, Nelda of RR1, Listowel

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Roth, NeldaROTH, Nelda – of RR1 Listowel, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday February 28, 2016 at the age of 75. Nelda was a member of Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time at the lake.

Beloved wife of the late Delmer (Del) Roth who predeceased her in 2013. Loving mother of Cindy and Cliff Elliott, Dan and Elaine Roth, Laurie and Paul Brink, Darcy Roth and Missy Bell.  Cherished grandma of Chris and Jon Frey, Carolyn and Stephen Marles, Andrew Elliott and Sarah, Kelsey Roth and Blayne, Kyle Roth and Emily, Tanya and Luke Slotegraaf, Amanda and Aaron Foell, Tyler Roth and Annie, Ryan Roth and Miranda, Jaime Roth, Brady Roth, Morgan Bell, Ryan Bell.  Missed by her great-grandchildren Emma, Leah, Mac, Braya, Kole, Khloe, Bryce, Myles, Kaighlynn, Jaxon, Zander, Zachary, Riley and Noah.  Dear sister of Shirley and Herb Wagler, Mayne and Brenda Roth, Ervin and Marie Roth, Ed and Wanda Roth, and Dianne Rellinger.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gladys and Reinhardt Ohnsorge, Dorothy and Howard Burkholder, Barb and Dwight Wratchford, Mervin and Marjorie Roth, Doug Roth, Richard and Diane Roth and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Almon and Annie Mae (Ropp) Roth, parents-in-law Christian and Pricilla Roth, brothers-in law Bill Knoblauch, Alex Henry, Laverne Roth and sister-in-law Diane Roth.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1205 Tremaine Ave. South, Listowel, on Thursday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Nelda’s life will be held on Friday March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Wood officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church or The Lung Association appreciated by the family.

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

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IRWIN; Audrey age 84 of Dresden

Posted by on February 21, 2016

Audrey0000001bIRWIN: Audrey Emelia age 84 of Park Street Place, Dresden passed away Friday February 19, 2016 at CKHA Sydenham Campus. She was born in Camden Twp. daughter of the late Byron & Reta (Pengelly) Lindsay. Audrey was a member of the Dresden Community Church and worked faithfully with the women of the church providing meals for various functions. Surviving are two daughters Arlene VanDerMeersch and Linda Whitson both of Dresden, daughter-in-law Patti Irwin, grandchildren: Jenny VanDerMeersch & Albert Pegg, Matt & Agata VanDerMeersch and children Ava & Jacob, Nicholas Irwin, Bradley & Kristie Irwin and children Charly & Caden Crawford and Leah & Lacey, Michael & Amanda Irwin and children Ivy & Olivia; sister Doris & Richard Hasson, brother Harold Lindsay. Two nieces and one nephew also survive. Audrey is predeceased by her husband Roy Irwin, son Robert Irwin, son-in-law Paul VanDerMeersch, grandson Mitchell Whitson, great grandson Hunter Irwin, brother Charles Lindsay, brother-in-law Howard &sister-in-law  Elda Irwin. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home 620 Cross St. Dresden on Sunday 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the Dresden Community Church, 21 Highway, Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Linda McFadden officiating. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Dresden Community Church or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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Atkinson, Wilda Victoria (nee Bell)

Posted by on February 20, 2016

Web Photo Atkinson, WildaAtkinson, Wilda Victoria (nee Bell)

October 15, 1920 – February 19, 2016

95 years, passed away quietly at Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Kingsville. Beloved wife of the late Reid Atkinson (2015) for 73 years. Devoted mother of Carolyn Burn (David), Doug Atkinson (Susan), daughters-in-law Debbie Poole Lester, and Kay Atkinson. Adored grandmother of Jason Atkinson (Kristina), Jeremy Atkinson (Nadja). Proud great grandmother of Amber (Michael) and Nolia, and great great grandmother of Sophia, step grandmother of Steve (Ellen), Sandy (Barry), Alison (Alan), Amanda (Dave), Charlene, and step great grandmother of Taylor, Max, Danny, Jude, Avery, Brandy, and Armando. Sister in law of Jean Bell. Predeceased by brothers Elison, Edison, Orville, Ivan, Ernest, Warden, Donald, and sisters Leita Brown, Alta Brown, Evedyne Brown and Eva Cascadden. Wilda will also be missed by her numerous loving nieces and nephews. Wilda was raised in the small community of Oakland, Mersea Township and farmed with her husband Reid and his brother Albert and wife Doris until they retired in 1972 when they spent their summers in Rice Lake and their winters in Winterhaven, Florida. Wilda will be greatly missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service to celebrate Wilda’s life at 2 p.m. Marion Smith officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice, would be appreciated. Family & friends may share their memories or make an online contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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WHITWORTH: Jayson, Roy, Clayton of Alvinston, Ontario

Posted by on February 19, 2016

WHITWORTH; Jayson, Roy, Clayton. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved son Jay. Jayson was born in Sarnia on the 20th of February 1971. He is survived by his father Roy and his mother Carol Clarke and sister Bridget, daughter Brittany, nephew Arthur, aunt Christine, uncle Mike and cousins Chris and Michele and also many relations in England, aunt Marylyn Sauve and cousins Donavon, Rebeka and Miranda in Canada. Predeceased by grandparents Leonard and Lillian Whitworth and George and Dorothy Clarke.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE L.T.D.

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NIIT: Alma Linda of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on February 18, 2016

NiitAlma Linda Niit (Kothe), 93, of Wasaga Beach died Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland. Born in Volhynia (now Ukraine) as a member of a German ethnic minority, Alma and her family were resettled in Warthegau. In January 1945, the family fled from the advancing Soviet Army and eventually settled in Oldenburg, Germany. After the war Alma spent some time in London, England. In 1960 Alma immigrated to Canada living in Toronto, Stayner and Wasaga Beach. Although far away, Alma was very close to her parents and siblings and visited them often. She very much loved nature and loved gardening at her farm in Stayner and at her home in Wasaga Beach. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond, parents Rudolf and Lydia Kothe and brother Leonhard Kothe. Survived by sisters Hilde, Lilly, Edith and Irma in Germany. Fondly remembered by stepsons Thomas Niit in Sweden and Riho Niit in Estonia. Also by grandchildren Katrin and Raid Niit in Estonia and by nieces and nephews Andrew Barker in the USA, Juri Niit (Susan) in Fergus, Riina Jackson (Andrew) in Mt. Albert and Peter Niit (Jasmine) in Mississauga. Alma will be greatly missed by her very close friend Brigitte Spencer (Bert) in Wasaga Beach. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 1 o’clock for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2pm. Reception to follow at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, 7320 Highway 26, Stayner. Spring Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. For more information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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