COLLINS, Evelyn May of Ottawa

Posted by on January 4, 2015

CollinsMay 20, 1918 – January 2, 2015

Peacefully at The Redwoods Retirement Home, Ottawa Ontario on Friday January 2nd, 2015 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Bill (2006).  Loving mother of Gary Collins   (Carol), Dianne Tupper (Earl), Beth Caldwell (Gregor)Tom Collins (Jackie), Dolwyn Root (Bob).  Adored “Nanny” of 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Dear friend of Brian Button.  Missed by her brother Roy, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 150 Woodroffe Ave.,Ottawa (at Richmond Rd.) on Monday January 5th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with service to follow in the chapel at 1:00 o’clock.  Cremation will occur with inurnment May 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Johnston’s Corners Cemetery, Ottawa, followed by a reception and celebration of her life 4:30 p.m. Britannia United Church, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Britannia United Church or a charity of your choice

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SMITH: Mrs. Betty (nee Thomas), of R.R.1, Fingal, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2014

Betty SmithSMITH, Mrs. Betty (nee Thomas), of R.R.1, Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 26, 2014, in her 84th year. Beloved wife for 63 years to Murray A. Smith. Dearly loved mother of Myrna Stoss (Werner) of Shedden, and the late Dale F. Smith (2001). Cherished grandmother of Jerry Smith (Michelle Hughes) of London, Craig Stoss of Waterloo, and Laura Hofer (Michael) of Fergus. Proud great grandma “at the farm” of Brayden and Riley Smith of London. Dear sister of Mary Lou MacKinnon (Don) of Port Stanley. Also fondly remembered by several in-laws, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in Southwold Township, ON, September 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Lydia (nee Stroud) Thomas. Betty was a member of Dunwich United Church, Dutton, and a former long-time member of Fingal United Church. She was a member of the U.C.W of the former Fingal United Church, a volunteer in the tuck shop at the Elgin Manor, and was a long-time quilter, having been a member of the Fingal Quilters. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, December 30th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Caring Cupboard or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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Susak: Joyce Emily of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2014

susakwebPeacefully and surrounded by her family at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, December 27, 2014, JOYCE EMILY (nee O’Dell) SUSAK, age 85 of Sarnia. Predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony Susak (2007). Will be greatly missed by her children; Karen Terry and her husband Milt and Cindy Dobbie. Cherished grandmother of Brian LaBrasceur, Lori LaBrasceur, and Lindsey Knight and her husband William. Great Grandmother of Levi LaBrasceur, Kailyn LaBrasceur, Ke’ana Knight, Trey Knight and Anthony LaBrasceur. Also survived by siblings Arnold O’Dell and his wife Glenna, June Saunders and Ruth Storey. Predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Clarence ) O’Dell. Cremation has taken place. At the family’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE L.T.D. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SWEERS: Art of Chesley formerly of Westover and Burgoyne

Posted by on December 27, 2014

SweersArthur “Art” Ray Sweers of Chesley, formerly of Westover and Burgoyne, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, December 26, 2014 in his 75th year.

Beloved husband and best friend of Arleen (Ross). Art will be sadly missed by his siblings, Mabel Tennant of Paris and Ivan (Shirley) Sweers of Westover. He will live on in the memories of his nine nieces and nephews and all of Arleen’s extended family. Art was predeceased by his brother Cecil and his parents, George and Elizabeth (Kew) Sweers.

Art requested that cremation take place and no services be held with inurnment to follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Ancaster. Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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STRUCKE: David of Owen Sound formerly of Chesley

Posted by on December 22, 2014

Obit PicDavid Strucke of Owen Sound, passed away peacefully at The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday December 21, 2014. He was in his 58th year.

David will be missed by his daughter Olivia Strucke (Dustin Freer) of Ripley and missing the opportunity to spend more time with his grandfather is Tyler Freer. David leaves behind his siblings, Donnie Strucke (Pam Cavill) of Chesley, Bob (Robin) Hahn of Chesley, Penny (Mick) O’Neil of Burlington, Linda (Mark) Wyckoff of Puslinch, and Angela (Mark) Lehey of Edmonton. Missing David will also be uncles, Ray (Jean) Strucke of Chesley, Murray (Sue) Strucke of Hanover and aunts, Marjorie Schmidt and Carol White, both of Chesley as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and MaryAnne (Marrow) Strucke.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm. Cremation will follow with inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated by David’s family.

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BENDER, Mel of Grand Bend and formerly of Blenheim

Posted by on December 22, 2014

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Melvin Loyd Bender, age 74, known to all as “Mel”, born in Stratford, Ontario on April 17, 1940, took his final peaceful breath at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London with his best friend and wife, Gail, and family by his side, on Saturday December 20, 2014.

Mel is mourned by his wife and soul mate of 51 years, Gail, and sister Gail (Roy) Dorscht, children Lisa (Jeff) Lucio, Lynn d(Jeff Lessard) Bender, Lori (Jim) Ryan, Luanne (Steve) Jamieson, Nathan (Natalie Rouse) Bender, and Justin (Shannon Dalziel) Bender.

He will be fondly remembered as “Grumpa” by his grandchildren, Madison & Meredith, Jake, Mackenzie & Zachary, Ethan, Aiden & Liam.

Mel was predeceased by his father, Harvey Adam Bender (1984), mother, Lucienne Marie Bender (Ethier) (2013), and his sister, Marlene James (2007).

Mel was very proud of his involvement with the prestigious Preston Scout House Band. He was a member for many years in the 1950’s.  His formal education was in Kitchener, Waterloo and London.  He entered into the Life Insurance Business in 1959, and in 1976 he moved his family to Blenheim. Mel was  the founder of The Money Broker Inc. in Blenheim offering the first Deposit Broker business in Chatham-Kent for the sale of Guaranteed Investments Certificates to meet the investments needs of our community.  This business has grown to include branch offices in Ridgetown, Tilbury and Leamington.

His journey was always full of his family, laughter, sharing a beer with good friends, and he could often be found singing a tune or dancing to his favourite country music. Mel & Gail enjoyed travelling across the continent, enjoying new experiences and making new friends along the way.   In 2005, they bought a cottage in Grand Bend (which later became their retirement home) and spent many years renovating and enjoying the summers with family and friends.   Cherished memories of family vacations and the cottage(home) in Grand Bend will continue to be shared with family and friends for years to come.

Visitation will be on Saturday December 27 from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Blenheim Community Funeral Home.  Funeral will be on Monday, December 29 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church.

Donations to the Chatham Kent Hospice, the Lung Association of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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LAVIGNE(Formerly BRITTON), Barbara Mary

Posted by on December 20, 2014

LAVIGNE (BRITTON) Barbara Mary
Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Friday December 19, 2014 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband’s Norman Britton (1972), and Nicholas Lavigne ( 2009 ). Loving mother of Peter Britton (Carey) and John Britton. Cherished grandmother of Daniel. Beloved sister of Mollie Mansell (Russ) of England. Cremation has taken place. A Private Service of Remembrance was held at KITCHING STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, Waterdown. If desired as expressions of sympathy donations to Animal Adoptions of Flamborough would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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BRAND, Martin of Milverton, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Brand, MartinMartin Brand – of Milverton, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the age of 80. Martin was a former volunteer firefighter with the Atwood station, a former school bus driver and a member of the Atwood Men’s Club. He loved gardening and always had the largest garden in the neighbourhood. Martin enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren playing cards and board games.

Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Ropp) Brand who predeceased him in 2001. Loving father of Judi and Louis Gasparik and David and Wendy Brand. Special grandpa of Zakk, Owen, Alicia, Greg, and Jaymee. Dear brother of Kees, Sister Marie Brand, Bill and Toni, John and Margaret, Adrian, Gilbert and Annie, Paul and Mary, and Corrie Kehoe. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Ropp, Edith and Gerard Schalk, Fred and Verna Ropp, Marg and Bruce Bates, Doug and Valerie Ropp and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Petrus and Dymphna (Mies) Brand, step-mother Catherine Huybens, brothers Jack, Goff and his wife Dini, brother-in-law Pat Kehoe, sisters-in-law Cor Brand and Lynne Ropp.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday December 12 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation or Stratford General Hospital appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Carruthers; Gertude Evelyn of Stayner

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Stayner Nursing Home on Tuesday December 9, 2014 in her 92nd year. Gertie of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Arnott Carruthers (2012). Loving mother of Helen (Don), Mitch (Rosemarie), Glenn (Willene), Brent (Mary Ann), Greg (Bonnie) and the late Paul. Dear grandmother of Glenn, Dave, Krista, Paula, Jim, Wes, Martha, Marisca, Bryan, Bill, Katrina and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Edna Sinclair and Laurene English. Predeceased by her brother Bill Mitchell. Gertie will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at theNewspaper1, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner (705-428-2637) on Friday December 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service will follow the visitation, in the Chapel at 1 p.m.. Cremation with interment at Stayner Union Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations in Gertie’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. For further information and to sign the Book of memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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GORDON, Donald of London

Posted by on December 8, 2014

Gordon, DonDonald Gordon – of London, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Sunday December 7, 2014 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Doris (Kennedy) Gordon whom he married in 1959. Loving father of Colleen and Ed Morrison and Clifford and Josie Gordon. Special grandpa of Caitlin, Courtney, Jonathan, Chelsea and James. Dear brother of Margaret Pridham and Maxine Scholl. Fondly remembered by three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Albert and Christie (Quipp) Gordon, two sisters and three brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church, Elma Centre Cemetery or a charity of one’s choice appreciated. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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COLE (nee Cheyne), Ferris Waldon of Camborne, Ontario

Posted by on December 2, 2014

ColeFerris Nov 30Went home peacefully to be with her Lord on Sunday November 30th, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Everett Cole for 67 years. Loving mother of Linda Johnson (Raymond), Sharon Ballantyne (David), Larry Cole (Joyce), Carol Sawatsky (Lorne), Donna Bickle (Don), Tom Cole (Esther) and Sid Cole (Eunice). Dear grandmother of Dawn, Craig, Cheryl, Nathan, Scott, Stephen, Katie, Kim, Jennifer, Matthew, Jonathan, Julia, Victoria, Philip, Anna, Emily, Cheyne, Rachel, Annie, Hannah, Isaac, David, Lucas and Grace and great grandmother of 15. Ferris is survived by her sister Helen Polley and pre-deceased by her sister Margaret Minifie. Friends are invited to call at Fellowship Baptist Church, Cobourg on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church on Friday December 5th at 11 am. Interment in Bible Christian Cemetery, Plainville. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Fellowship Baptist Church. Thanks to Dr. Paul Caldwell and everyone at the Cobourg Clinic for all their great care over the many years. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CONNELLY, Joseph James of Peterborough

Posted by on November 27, 2014

214118 Connelly 2CONNELLY, Joseph James – Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, Peterborough, at 68 years of age. Joe was the beloved son of the late Eileen (Casey) and James Connelly. Loving brother of Pat (Betty), Mike, Mary Anne Marshall (Ken), Jeannette Snape, and Bill (Barb). Favourite uncle of Jay, Michelle, Shane, Shannon, Nicholas, Andrew, Sean, Luke and Rose. Great uncle of Jake, Erin, Zack, Abby, Madden and Wesley. He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends. For many years, Joe unselfishly volunteered his time coaching for Immaculate Conception Minor Hockey and the Peterborough Men’s Industrial League in Norwood. He also loved coaching women’s slow-pitch in Peterborough. Visiting will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 840 Armour Road, on Friday, November 7, from 11 am – 1 pm. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, on Friday at 1 pm. Interment at St Martin’s Cemetery, Ennismore. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Special Olympics, Peterborough Chapter or the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

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COX: Hugh of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on November 27, 2014

cox0002Died suddenly on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at his home in his 82nd year. Hugh of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Jean for over 58 years. Loving father of Linda Styles (Gerard Fernandez), Elaine Rumbolt, Alan Cox (Lara) and Sandra Cox (Aaron Norton). Cherished grandpa of Michelle (John), Jason (Julia), Jeffrey (Cassandra), Jennifer (Chris), Justin (Francesa), Michael, Katelyn, Jessica (Mat) and Braedan and great grandpa of Kylie, Jacob, Jordan and Lucy. Dear brother of Annette (John Lediard), Frank, Joe (Ina) and Alfie. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday November 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. If desired, remembrances to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Hugh’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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GILLESPIE: Gene Mildred of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on November 25, 2014

GillespiePassed away suddenly on Sunday November 23, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 86th year. Gene of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Ralph (2008). Loving mother of David and his wife Carolyn, Mike and his wife Gail and Jill and her husband Duncan Pletch. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Martin, Andrew, Matthew, Elizabeth and Kaitlin. There will be no public service at gene’s request. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel. Memorial donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the General & Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood. To sign the online guest book, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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WOLFE, Aldene Jane (Eagleson) of Exeter Villa, formerly of Dashwood, age 96

Posted by on November 24, 2014

WOLFE:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at Exeter Villa, on Monday, November 24, 2014, Aldene Jane (Eagleson) Wolfe, of Exeter Villa, formerly of Dashwood, age 96.  Beloved wife of the late Stuart Wesley Wolfe (1980).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Eric Wolfe of London, Tom (Pat) Wolfe of Stratford and Eleanor (John) Parker of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Tracy (Steve) Hillman of Komoka, Tim (Barbara) Wolfe of Brantford, Christy (Jamie) Dutka of London, Mark Wolfe of Maple Ridge, B.C., Adam Wolfe of Lynhurst, Stephanie Wolfe (Jason Beardsall) of Kitchener, Scott Parker (Kristin Boucher) of London, Michael Parker (Laura Desjardine) of Calgary, AB.  Treasured great-grandma of Joshua, Jamie-Lee and Adam Hillman, Matthew, Virginia, Elizabeth, Calvin and Anna Wolfe, Kingston Dutka, Isabella Wolfe, Nathan Wolfe, Adam and Lucy Parker and Elly Parker.  Dear sister-in-law of Margaret Eagleson of Southampton and Gloria Wolfe of Strathroy. Aldene will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Henry and Lula (Hutchinson) Eagleson, brothers Lloyd (Gertrude) Eagleson and Gordon Eagleson, brothers-in-law Murray Wolfe and George (Colleen) Wolfe.   Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 1 p.m.  Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating.  Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.    Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BURNS: Elizabeth “Betty” (Sullivan) of Woodstock

Posted by on November 23, 2014

BURNS,(Sullivan) Elizabeth “Betty” – We lost a remarkable lady and our guiding force on Saturday, November 22, 2014 with the gentle passing of Betty at the age of 89 at Woodingford Lodge, with family by her side.  Beloved wife of the late Howard Burns (1993).  Predeceased by her children, Gerrard Burns (1960), Colleen Jackson (2005) and Bob Burns (2009).  Loving mother of Rita Henry (Bud) of Woodstock, Pat Burns (Denise) of Richmond Hill, Mary Glaab (Rick) of Woodstock, Howard Burns (Wendy) of Woodstock, Stephen Burns (Shannon) of Woodstock, and Cathy Burns (Garry Wigle) of London.  Sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Russell Sullivan (Mary) of Sault Ste. Marie.  Sister-in-law of Bill Burns and Marie MacDonald both of Woodstock.  Predeceased by her brother Henry Sullivan (2000).   Extraordinarily selfless and strong, she touched many.  A woman of faith, she believed that words and gestures made a difference, that every day was a gift.  In pursuit of her dreams, she left Nova Scotia as a new teacher to join Dad, but never forgot her rich heritage, the value of community and volunteerism.  She knew heartache, but there was joy enough to fill two lifetimes.  Though the void is huge, she’s here where it matters, in our hearts.   Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers will be said on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ORR, John of Listowel, formerly of Route 1 Atwood

Posted by on November 22, 2014

Orr, JohnJohn Orr – formerly of RR1 Atwood, passed away surrounded by his family, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Friday November 21, 2014 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Orr who predeceased him in December 2013. Loving father of Sharon (Frazer) Diehl of Milverton, Karon (Brian) McIlroy of Gowanstown, Keith (Nora) Orr of Fordwich. Special grandpa of Charmaine (Larry) Kestle of Sebringville, Crystal (Kyle) Wagner of Milverton, Trevor (Karen) McIlroy of Kitchener, Tim McIlroy of Wellesley, McKinley and McLean Orr of Fordwich and step grandpa of Jim (Michelle) McLean of Listowel. Great-grandpa to Emma, Lacey, Kolton and Carter. Step great-grandpa to Zach, Jenna, Nicholas and Tyson. Fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Isabelle and Harvey Willoughby of Stratford.

Predeceased by his parents Bill and Laura (Casemore) Orr and step father Cameron Inglis.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church on Monday November 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church, North Perth Community Hospice or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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HOPCROFT, Emily Ann (nee Newton),Formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on November 22, 2014

HOPCROFT, Emily Ann

Passed away suddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday November 21, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Russell for 62 years. Loving mother of Grant and Lily, Russell and Cheryl, Roger and Mary, Clare and Alan Long. Cherished grandmother of Lara, Lisa, Christina, Alysha, Marissa, Galen, Amanda, Adam, Christopher, Katelyn, Todd, Jessica, Emily, and Russell. Dear aunt of Tom Arthur (Carol), and Robert Hopcroft (Ann). Predeceased by her parents Grant and Clare Newton, and brother Duncan. Emily was a great granddaughter of Sir George W. Ross. Cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Emily’s Life and interment will take place in the spring. If desired, as expressions of sympathy donations to the Shiners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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BROWN; JUNE (of Elgin)

Posted by on November 18, 2014

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Peacefully at Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital-Perth Site on Friday November 14, 2014. June Oliver of Elgin, in her 78th year. Dear mother of Jane Lisk, Laura (Timothy) Dodds , Catherine (Peter) Seniuk all of Trenton, Robert Brown of Elgin, Kimberly (Mark) Tye of Seeley’s Bay and Lisa Tye (Chris Burns) of Lyndhurst. Predeceased by daughter, Sandra Mraz. Dear sister of Bill (June) Oliver of Morton, Marni Jenkins and Emma Perrault (Bill) of Mt. Brydges and Fred (Pat) Oliver of Oshawa. Predeceased by sister, Shirley Bauder. Fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren as well as son-in-law, Dan Mraz ( Norma) of Prescott. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at Olivet Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2014 at 1 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SCHWARTZ; LESLIE (of R.R. # 2, Elgin)

Posted by on November 18, 2014

Leslie Schwartz

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Peacefully at his residence, R.R. # 2, Elgin on Friday November 7, 2014. Leslie Schwartz, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Margot Heymann. Dear father of Ruth (Ray) Doxtater of Merrickville, Bruce (Sharon) Schwartz of Toledo and Brian Schwartz of RR # 2, Elgin. Predeceased by daughter, Janet. Dear brother of Elizabeth (Laverne) Martin of Waterloo. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Fondly remembered by 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home- 27 Main Street Elgin – K0G 1E0 – 613-359-5555 or atwww.scotlandfuneralhome.com

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HOUSTON, Mary Joan of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 17, 2014

HoustonMary Nov 15Passed away suddenly at her home in Cobourg on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the age of 65. Beloved wife of the late John Houston. Cherished daughter of the late John and Phyllis Houston. Loving sister of Harold (Heather), Robert (Fern) and Kenneth (Elsie). She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Mary will be missed by many friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E. Cobourg. Memorial donations may be made to NHH Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ROCK, Raymond of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on November 15, 2014

Rock 3Raymond Rock – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday November 14, 2014 in his 77th year. Raymond was a member of 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg and a life member of the Atwood Lion’s Club where he willing served his community for 48 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his spare time.

Beloved husband of Marg (Dietze) Rock whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Matthew and Angie Rock, and Cheryl and Allan Krotz. Special grandpa of Rochelle Rock, Jasmine Rock, Nolan Krotz and Michelle, Jenna and Steve Morris and their daughter Olivia, and Kelby Krotz and Brett. Brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Rock, Mark H. and Kathy Rock, Joel and Marilyn Rock. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock and his brothers Donald and John.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lions Service at 8:45 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held at 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4268 Road 135, Wartburg on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Kramer officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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GRATTON, Miriam Belle (Lipke) of London, age 69

Posted by on November 12, 2014

GRATTON:  Peacefully, into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, at London Health Sciences – University Hospital, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Miriam Belle (Lipke) Gratton, of London, age 69.  Beloved wife of Hubert Lyman Gratton. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Albert (Michelle) Gratton of London and Beverly (Keith) Arndt of Bright.  Cherished grandma of Hannah and Brynn Gratton, Katelyn, Lindsey and Kyle Arndt.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Delores (Samir) Haddad, Lois (Harold) Harrison, Martha (Ronald) Berquist, Nancy (Carl) Hannigan and Philip (Lillian) Gratton.  Lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families and her friends in fellowship at Highbury Gospel Hall, London.  Predeceased by her parents Albert (1969) and Dorothy (Fulton) (2014) Lipke.  Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Siloam Cemetery, London.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, ON.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MASSE, Baby Jackson of Kitchener, loved son of Jeff and Lindsay Masse

Posted by on November 12, 2014

MASSEJeff and Lindsay (Love) Masse of Kitchener, are saddened by the unexpected passing of their baby son Jackson, at London Health Sciences – Victoria Hospital, on November 6, 2014.  Precious baby brother of Nathan. Loved and will always be remembered by Grandparents Gary and Kim Love of Hensall, Pat and Connie Masse of Dashwood, Great Grandparents Patricia Love, Raymond Anstett and Ethel Masse.  Also loved and will be missed by his aunts and uncles. .A private funeral service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to L.H.S.C. – N.I.C.U. or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BAKER: Mrs. Ruth M., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 10, 2014

BAKER, Mrs. Ruth M. (nee Betts) of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, November 9, 2014, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Jack W. Baker. Loving mother of Rosemary Hiem (Arthur “Bud”) of Kitchener, Nancy Visscher (Henry) of R.R.7, St. Thomas, Carol Evans (Paul) of Montréal, QC, Gordon “Sonny” Viges, Bonnie Temple, and Donna Haun, all of St. Thomas, Brenda Silversmith (Mark) of Aylmer, and the late Danny Baker (1980). Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by six sisters and three brothers. Born in Niagara Falls, ON, June 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Harry T. and Rose (nee Honeysett) Betts. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation. A private memorial service will be held. Ruth’s cremated remains will be interred privately in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Vienna. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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