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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INGLIS WILLIAMS, Shelley of Waterloo, formerly of Belmore

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Shelley Inglis WilliamsMichelle Christina “Shelley” Inglis Williams of Waterloo, formerly of Belmore, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, at the of age 40.

Beloved wife of Greg Williams and mother to Arianna Williams of Waterloo.

Cherished daughter of Ian and Christine Inglis of Belmore.

Loving sister of Melanie Inglis and partner Brent Lambert of Toronto. Special aunt of Jayla and Nevaeh.

Missed by her mother-in-law Betty Warren of Indianapolis, Indiana, grandmother Doris Caesar of Wingham, aunts and uncles, Randy and Maureen Scott of Wroxeter, Pat and Dan Campbell of Wingham, Vickie and Barry Petteplace of Teeswater and Marlene and Tyson Kloostra of Port Rowan.

Shelley will be fondly remembered by her many cousins, extended family members, friends and co-workers.

Predeceased by her grandparents Tom and Rhoda Inglis, Janet Inglis and Dan Caesar.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Shelley’s celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater (7 James St. W.) on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception at the Belmore Community Centre.

Spring interment McIntosh Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Belmore Presbyterian Church, Belmore Community Centre (cheques payable to Howick Township) or Victoria’s Quilts of Canada (comforting people with cancer), would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HIBBARD, Hazel Winifred of Kitchener

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Hibbard-webHIBBARD, HAZEL – At Sunnyside Home in Kitchener on Monday, February 15, 2016, Hazel Winifred (Goatcher) Hibbard passed away at 101 years of age. She was the dear wife of the late Ralph Hibbard (1995) and loving mother of Vern Hibbard (Margaret) of Iron Bridge, Phyllis Hibbard of Peterborough and Murray Hibbard of Cambridge, grandmother of Margaret Ann Sampson (Eli), Wanda Bolhous (Aaron), Connie Joy (Doug), Ashley Hibbard and Amy Hibbard, great-grandmother of Ron, Brad and Jacob Sampson, Luke, Riley and Simon Bolhous, Abi and Liz Joy, sister of Doris North. She is also survived by her special nieces Hazel Hopwood and Betsy Foster and nephew Allan Redmond. Several other nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by parents Philip and Daisy (Sullivan) Goatcher, her sisters Margaret Airth and Marion Cole, her brother Jim Goatcher and daughter in law Rexine. Hazel had been a Sarnia resident from 1951 to 2006. She was a longstanding and a well-loved member of the Church of Christ. Her mission in life was serving and being available to others. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Friday starting at noon. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Great Lakes Christian High School or Great Lakes Bible College, 4875 King St., Beamsville, ON. L0R 1B6, 905-563-5374, would be appreciated by the family.

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NUSINK, Petronella “Nellie” of R. R. #1 Holyrood

Posted by on February 14, 2016

307_nusink_nelliePetronella Theodora “Nellie” Nusink of R. R. #1 Holyrood passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 in her 84th year.

Nellie was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on November 27, 1932 to the late Jacobus and Petronella Velthuizen.

Beloved wife of the late Bernardus “Ben” Nusink who predeceased her in September 2013.

Dear mother of Juliette Kunz and her husband Peter of Mount Elgin, Richard Nusink and his wife Magda of Toronto and David Nusink and his wife Helen of Ajax.

Missed by her grandchildren Robert Barker (Valerie), Kevin Barker, Francis Nusink and Beatrice Nusink and great-grandchildren Sierra Wilkinson and Skyla Locke.

Nellie was a talented quilter and fabric artist and an avid gardener.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Following Nellie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Cremation has taken place.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BROWNELL: Margaret A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Margaret BrownellBROWNELL – Margaret of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Delbert Brownell.  Margaret is survived by children Dianne Jones (Ray) and Ron Brownell (Bette); grandchildren Ronda Bartha (Ken), Michelle Sherwin (Steve), Scott Jones, Lesley McLellan (Dan); great grandchildren Rilee Steckler (Jordan), Megan White (Roman), Logan Bartha (fiancée Alexa), Spencer Bartha, Allie McLellan, Katelyn McLellan, Grant McLellan and great-great grandson Eli Steckler. Also survived by sister Joyce Hibbs of Ajax Ontario and nieces and nephews Rick, Brad, Bruce, Lee, Kim, Greg, Ken and Krista across Ontario.

Marg was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She donated her time to helping others understand the Bible.

She loved her family and often organized surprise days for her children and grandchildren where she would decorate the rec room and shower them with little gifts, just for nothing.  One year as a special surprise for everyone she bought us all sweatshirts for the cottage with our names embroidered on them along with the name of the town where our family cottage is…Haliburton.

Marg was very generous, once opening her home to a friend who was homeless due to a fire in the Chestnut Street Apartments.  She had a wacky sense of humour. For example, she once bought a pig’s head in a market in Windsor, then invited everyone for dinner and had a big unveiling with the dining room table all decorated in a fancy way. There was the pig head with apple in the mouth, and a plastic horsefly on the snout.

Marg came from a musical family and played piano by ear from the age of five. Her father accompanied her on the violin and her mother and sister Joyce sang. Karaoke might be popular today, but back in the fifties she actually cut a record with Decca records. Mom played the piano at the Golden Slipper, a dance hall in Haliburton. In later years, she overcame a struggle with anxiety and depression to volunteer at retirement homes in the area, where she led singsongs of all the old favourites with the residents.

Mom was a great cook. When we were kids, we were dirt poor. She could turn a can of Prem into a gourmet roast.  She also made the best beef stew, a real comfort food.   One of Mom’s favourite things to do was bake.  The family remembers her flaky pastry as the base of her delicious Maid of Honour tarts.   Oddly enough, Mom didn’t like making cookies but she was the star of pies and squares.   The champion dessert was the four layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling.  Kids coming by for a visit with their parents loved the ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles or chocolate chips.  It was a sad day when everyone started watching their weight and sugar count….the baking took a sharp decline!

Another talent Mom pursued was knitting…delicate baby sweater sets, then afghans, and scarves of all colours.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  We wish to publicly acknowledge the superior care she received at CP Place in Valleyview over a four year period. We consider the staff to be angels delivering compassionate care that we could no longer provide.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LUXTON: Robert (Bob) of Exeter

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Luxton, Bob PictureAt the Exeter Villa on Friday, February 12, 2016 of Exeter in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of the late Roberta (Bobbie) (Kirby) Luxton (2012).  Dear father of Jean Taylor of Exeter, Joanne and Dale Sweiger of Exeter, Dave Luxton of West Branch, N.S., Doug and Darlene Luxton of Kitchener, and Dan Luxton and Janet Howe of Ottawa.  Dear grandfather of Jenn and Elizabeth Wigle; Nathan Luxton and Amanda Luxton; and Cassie Luxton and Breanna Luxton.  Dear brother of Bill and Verla Luxton of London.  Predeceased by his brothers Elgin and Fred.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  The funeral service will be held at the Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, 264 Main Street, Exeter on Tuesday, February 16th at 11 AM with Archdeacon James R. Broadfoot officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Engel; Karl of Flesherton

Posted by on February 10, 2016
Karl Engel of Flesheton resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Karl Engel of Flesheton resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Engel; Karl

Passed away suddenly at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 of Flesherton in his 95th year. He is reunited with his beloved wife and best friend “Elfi” Elfriede(2014). Loving father of Renate(Bob) Martin of Lancaster, Brigitte(Bob) Zanini of Kitchener and Heidi(Bill) Moore of Flesherton. Loved and remembered by his grandchildren Daniel and Michelle Martin, Karl and Krissy Nevell, Eric and Shawn Lewis and great grandchildren Grace, Alexandra, Logan, Benjamin, Clara and Ian. Karl is predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, February 11 from 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral Service from Gentle Shepherd Community Church on Friday at 11am. If desired, donations in memory of Karl to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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KRAFT, Mona Pearl (Tetreau) of RR 3, Dashwood in her 90th year

Posted by on February 10, 2016

KRAFT, Mona 2KRAFT:  Surrounded by the love of her family, at her residence, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Mona Pearl (Tetreau) Kraft, of RR 3, Dashwood, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Orville Kraft (1985).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Steven Kraft of Guelph, Sandra Kraft and Jim Kerstens of Waterloo, Marianne Kraft of RR 3, Dashwood.  Cherished grandma of Taylor Kerstens and partner Jon, Alexandra “Alex” Kerstens and Samantha “Sam” Kerstens all of Waterloo.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Donald and Audrey Tetreau of Lambeth.  Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Ira and Myrtle (Neeb) Tetreau, sister Dorothy and Robert Edmonds.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Spring Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KIPFER, Alfred of Tavistock, formerly of Milverton

Posted by on February 9, 2016

Kipfer, AlfredAlfred Kipfer – passed away peacefully at his residence in Maples Nursing Home for Seniors, Tavistock on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the age of 93. Alfred was formerly of Milverton and was a faithful member of Poole Mennonite Church where he served on various committees.  He was secretary of Son Light Missions for many years and served on many agricultural boards.  Alfred had a passion for family genealogy compiling two family books.

Beloved husband of Laura (Roes) Kipfer with whom he celebrated 70 years of marriage.  Loving father of Lloyd and Barb Kipfer, Doreen and Don Roth.  Cherished grandpa of Brent (Sarah), Bryan (Anita), Bryce (Anjana), Brad (Kelly), Lori (Travis), Dennis (Yvonne) and great grandpa of Joel, Micah, Joanna, Markus, Julia, Lena Kate, Daniel, Nayan, Kiaan, Kingston, Levi, Braeden, Connor, Carter and Zach.  Dear brother of Dora Roth and brother-in-law of Esther and Ralph Kropf.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ephraim and Lydia (Steckly) Kipfer, his sister Marion and Edward Lebold, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Michael Roth, Emma and husbands Raymond Gerber and Amos Steckly, Alvin and Marie Roes, David and Mildred Roes.

Visitation will be held at Poole Mennonite Church, 6475 Perth Rd 121, on Thursday February 11 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday February 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Brent Kipfer and Steve Brnjas officiating.  Interment followed in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Son Light Missions or Mennonite Central Committee – Syrian Refugee Response would be appreciated.

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

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Wallis: Jean Shirley of Sarnia

Posted by on February 4, 2016

Peacefully at Sumac Lodge Nursing Home on Wednesday, February 3. 2016, JEAN SHIRLEY (nee Rick) Wallis, passed away at the age of 86. Predeceased by her husband John Clarence Wallis (2002). Survived by her sisters Beatrice Laur (George) of St. Thomas, Doris Rick of Toronto and brother Don Rick (Jean) of St. Thomas. Will also be greatly missed by her niece and caregiver Darlene Waddell. Predeceased by her siblings; Walter and his wife Shirley Rick, Ellen Cronin and her husband Bill, George Rick and William Rick. And also missed by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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BUSS, Kenneth (Ken) of Camlachie

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Buss-1-WebbBUSS, KENNETH – Suddenly, but peacefully at Bluewater Health-CEE Petrolia on Saturday, January 30, 2016, Kenneth Carl Buss, age 91 of Camlachie passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Ina Christina (Dolson) Buss (2008) and loving father of Dan of Courtenay BC., Judy Dennis (Jim Meyer) of Kitchener, Pat and Carol Buss of Lacombe, AB and Kellie and Jamie Doan of Dorchester, father in law of Judy Buss of Bright’s Grove. He was a loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and brother of Joyce Hoffman of Kitchener. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his son Doug, grandson Scott Buss and granddaughter Stacey Koebel and sisters Joan and Audrey. Ken was a Royal Canadian Navy veteran of WWII and a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 of Sarnia. Ken retired in 1987 as manager of Inter City Truck Lines Ltd. and was Past-President of the Royal Canadian Naval Association of Kitchener and Past-President of the Lambton Shrine Club and a member of the Shrine Band. Funeral and committal services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, beginning at 10:00 am until the service begins. Memorial donations made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Pitt: Leslie, formerly of R.R #3 Chesley

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Les Pitt

January 16, 1922 – January 29, 2016

Leslie Pitt was born on January 16, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario. He was the oldest of his siblings who included Harry, Irene, and Bert. He lived near Eugenia in his early years, but the family eventually settled on a farm in the Markdale area. Les was in grade three when he first met Jean, at Lauriston Public School. As teenagers several years later, and in the shadow of war, the romance of a life-time began.
As soon as he was old enough, Les enlisted into the Royal Canadian Air Force. Not wanting to waste a golden opportunity, he upgraded his education and soon became a Flight Instructor and was stationed at bases in Gander, Newfoundland and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was during this time that Les and Jean planned to be married on his first leave back in Toronto, which happened to be on New Year’s Eve, 1942. However, the wedding was delayed many hours as his train was stuck in a terrible blizzard in eastern Canada. With no cell phones to let Jean know, his bride-to-be anxiously met a number of trains that did not bear her fiancé. But finally the groom arrived and the wedding proceeded. Les and Jean would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary this past New Year’s Eve, 2015.
Soon after the marriage, Les was stationed in Assiniboia Saskatchewan and the young couple moved west. It was during his time at this base that structural defects resulted in some tragic plane accidents, when the wings folded up while in the air, trapping the doomed men inside. It was a worrisome time, but the default was eventually determined to be glue that could not handle the Canadian winter temperatures. Les was finally sent to England to await combat deployment which never occurred as the war ended with V-E Day on May 8, 1945 and he returned safely to Jean.
For the two years following the war, Les and Jean lived with her brother Rusty, gaining farming experience in order to claim farmland under the Veteran’s Land Act. Daughter Sharon was born, and the little family settled on the Grey-Bruce County Line near Chesley. Jean’s sister Ina, with husband Jim Boynton, settled on the adjacent farm and the two families worked the land together. Over the next few years Sharon became big sister to Ron, Maurine and Brian. And Les soon became involved as a Trustee with the Board of Education and encouraged his children to do their best in school.
In the early 50’s family medical bills mounted at a time when there was no Health Care so Les sought employment off the farm. It was then he began his long career with the United Cooperatives of Ontario. He ran the farm supply store and feed mill in Elmwood for many years, and was well respected by area farmers. Before retiring, he spent shorter stints at both the Chesley and Paisley Co-ops. Of course, during all those years, he continued helping Jean with the farm work in the evenings and on weekends.
Les supported the community as a trustee of the rural School Board for many years. He also spent many years on the Board of the Grey & Bruce Mutual Insurance Company. But his biggest community commitment was his many years on the Board of the Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy, including his time as President of the OFCP from 1984-1986. This involved many trips to Toronto meetings and constant advocating for more services for the physically handicapped. Les was a driving force for the creation of Participation Lodge at Holland Centre, and Brian was the first resident to move in, when it opened in 1982.
But life was not all work and no play. Les was a square dance enthusiast. He loved the music, the dancing, and the dear friends who were part of the Hanover club. Over the decades, Les and Jean attended every National Square Dance Convention across Canada, from 1978 to 2008. Les loved travelling, and besides traversing Canada many times, he and Jean visited Alaska, Australia, Barbados, England, Florida, the Grand Canyon, Hawaii and Costa Rica. The latter trip was with ten family members, and other trips were with Ron and wife Marilyn, or with close friends. Les was also an avid reader, with tastes turning to historical fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, westerns and biographies. Les enjoyed many family games of baseball, volleyball and ping pong. He also enjoyed board games and golf. But it was card games that he most loved. It did not matter how late or early it was, or how tired he was, he was always ready for a game of cards … euchre, ‘marbles’, cribbage, ‘up the river’, it did not matter. If someone expressed interest, the game would be set up in moments.
Les was the cherished father of Sharon (Rev. Ralph) Schmidt of R.R. #2 Desboro, Ron (Marilyn) Pitt of Calgary and Maurine (John) Gillberry of Milton. Dear grandfather to Rob (Stephanie) and Krista (Jason), Jill (Jason) and Erin (Adam), Danielle and Megan. Precious great-grandfather to Joshua, Ryan, Tylie, Gavin, Avery, Quinn, Jackson and Myka. Les will be remembered by his brother, Bert (Beverly) Osborne and brother-in-law, Keith (Leora) Wilson. Les was predeceased by son, Brian, brother, Harry (Ruth) Osborne, sister Irene (Ross) Baumber, brothers-in-law, Harold (May) Wilson, David Wilson, sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Archie) Young and Ina (Jim) Boynton.
Les was a family man, a strong community member, and an untiring advocate for the physically challenged in our area. He was a gentleman and a loving husband for 73 years. Les will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his sense of humour, his optimism and his overall zeal for life.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 12 noon until the celebration of Les’ life at 2 p.m. Inurnment in Chesley Cemetery at a later date.

In Les’ memory, memorial donations may be made to Participation Lodge or to the charity of your choice.

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SIMMONS, Joseph “Joe” of Wroxeter

Posted by on January 27, 2016

296_joe_simmons (3)Joseph “Joe” Lloyd Simmons of Wroxeter, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, January 24th, 2016, at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of Audrey Simmons (nee Stewart) of Wroxeter.

Dear father of Pamela Simmons of Tillsonburg and Daniel Simmons and his wife Heather of Sarnia.

Missed by grandson J.J. “Joe” Simmons (Ashley) of Sarnia.

Remembered by his sisters, Betty Flewelling of Guelph, Helen “Hap” Neff of Kitchener, Shirley Wise (Ron) of Walkerton and Shelda Schaeffer of Stratford.

Also survived by his brother-in-law Ron Stewart of Saskatchewan and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Stewart and Bertha (Meyers) Simmons, brothers Wes Simmons (Shirley), Chuck Simmons and Dud Simmons and brothers-in-law Lloyd Flewelling and Del Neff.

A celebration to honour Joe’s life will take place at the Wroxeter Community Hall on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wroxeter Hall Board, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation or the Wroxeter United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Joe’s family wish to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Antoniadis and the health care team at the Wingham & District Hospital. A special thanks to the caring nurses and home care support team whose visits allowed Joe to stay at home.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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WHITE: Fredrick, of Sarnia

Posted by on January 27, 2016

White-webWHITE FREDRICK WILLIAM – It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Fredrick on Monday January 25th 2016 at his residence. Fred will be missed by his loving mother Doreen White and his sisters Sue Blevins and Sharon (Ken) Dionne. He was dearly loved by his niece Valerie (Jay) Charlton and nephews Brian (Andrea) Blevins and Sean Dionne. He is also loved by many great nieces and nephews. Fred is predeceased by his father Fred and brother Robbie. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice this would be appreciated by the family.

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DITNER, Joseph “Joe” F. of Formosa

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Joe DitnerJoseph Francis Ditner of Formosa, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at the age of 70.

Beloved husband of the former Marlene Voisin.

Loving father of Jeff Ditner and his wife Charlene of Formosa, Charlene Goodfellow and her husband Rob of Alma and Dan Ditner and his wife Angela of Prince George, B.C.

Cherished “Papa” of Mackenzie and Cole Goodfellow and Lyla and Gavin Ditner.

Fondly remembered by his sisters Fran Cassidy and her husband Brian of Kapuskasing and Marie Ditner of Peterborough and sister-in-law Ruth Ditner of Wiarton.

Also survived by his mother-in-law Theresa Voisin of Walkerton, sister-in-law Jean Ann Diemert (Len Kieffer) of Mildmay, brother-in-law Glen Voisin (Barb) of Walkerton and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Loretta (Kuntz) Ditner, brother Eugene Ditner, father-in-law Gerald Voisin and brother-in-law Vern Diemert.

Joe was a member of the St. Joseph Aid Society of Formosa and the Formosa Lions Club.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Stephen LaCroix as celebrant.

A reception will take place after the funeral mass followed by a celebration of Joe’s life from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Formosa Community Hall.

Spring interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Care Partners (CCAC), Walkerton Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HALDENBY, Mary L. of Culross Township

Posted by on January 26, 2016

295_haldenby_maryMary Louise Haldenby of Culross Township passed away with her family by her side at Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 in her 68th year.

Beloved wife of David Haldenby of Culross Township.

Loving mother of Jeff Haldenby and his wife Shannon of Culross Township and Julia Buckle and her husband Tom of Walkerton.

Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kyle and Erica Haldenby and Cole and Halle Buckle.

Dear sister of Doug Bender and wife Jean of Listowel.

Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Lois Guest of Saskatchewan, Alice Husk of Kincardine Township, Helen Haldenby of Culross Township, Irene Haldenby of Lucknow and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Herb and Vera (Bray) Bender.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

Spring interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

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

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STEVENSON: Vivian Elizabeth of Kitchener and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Stevenson, Vivian Elizabeth – went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at Lanark Heights Long Term Care in Kitchener, Ontario. Vivian, a longtime resident of Belleville was in her 87thyear. Beloved wife of the late Roy Stevenson, mother of Kim Stevenson of Scarborough, and Shelley (Dan) Clow of Cambridge. Grandmother of Gabriella (Kevin) Gay of Ottawa, Jarrod (Caitlyn) of San Carlos, CA and Nano of Vancouver. Vivian is survived by her sister, Ruth (Ken) Black of Belleville. She will be remembered by nieces, nephews, friends and students. Vivian is predeceased by her parents; the late Nelson Roy and Margaret (nee Hamilton) Welbourn and by her sister, Muriel Hoover.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday evening, January 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 until the time of service.

If desired, donations to Gideons Canada or Belleville Wesleyan Church would be appreciated by the family.

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Maginnis Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 24, 2016

MAGINNIS ARTHUR JUDSON

peacefully, at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Art was in his 86th year. Loving husband of Evelyn (nee Acres) for 61 years. Beloved father of Wendy Scott (Ken) of Woodstock, Theresa Smith (Greg) of Brantford, Stephen Maginnis (Cathy) of Oakville, and David Maginnis (Alana) of Princeton. Will be sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Cherished brother of Doug (Betty), Olive Spittal, Leonard, John (Helen), Gwen Pittock (Ted), Nora Lewis, and Jean Acres (Jim). Predeceased by Reg, Helen, Muriel and Marg.  Respecting Art’s wish, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Art’s life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations to VON Sakura House would be appreciated by the family. SMITH-LEROY 519 537 3611 online condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

 

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