Buchanan, Dorothy of Listowel

Posted by on November 10, 2017

Dorothy Buchanan – of Listowel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Dorothy was a charter member and past president of the Atwood Lioness Club and a former member of the Donegal Women’s Institute.  She was an admirer of the Royal Family and was so proud to have met and shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth.  Dorothy enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, crafting and spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Elgin Buchanan who predeceased her in 1986. Loving mother of Dorene Goodyer (Jim), Doug (Diane), Marlene Lamarche (Gene), Jim (Nancy), Jeff (Nancy), Ron (Christine).  Cherished grandma of Steven (Monique), Julie (Rob), Kim (Mike), Tiffany, Dean (Valerie), Karrie (Duane), Chris, Cody (Julie), Elisha (Kayla), Brady (Samantha), Trinity, Alexandra, Brianna, Logan, Lilah and step-grandma of Jeremy (Heather).  Great grandma of Sadie, Paige, Brenden, Bradley, Brock, Brooklyn, Nolan, Reegan, Taitum, Hylinn, Parker, Bayden, Sarah, Megan, Emily, Tanner, Trent, Kaden, Kyson, Kwinten and step-great grandma of Natasha and Griffin.   Dear sister of Shirley Aitcheson and sister-in-law of Robina Alexander and Ferne Johnston.  Fondly remembered by Betty Beaman, Stephanie Beaton Lamarche and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Melville and Ruby (Shearer) Alexander, brother Gordon and sisters Grace in infancy and Margaret.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday November 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Donegal Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations were made to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, Atwood Lions Club or a Church of one’s choice.

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

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FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally” of Exeter in her 92nd year

Posted by on November 7, 2017

FOSTER, Rita Celestine “Sally”: Passed away peacefully at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Foster (1977).  Dear mother of Lynda Golletz (Terry) of Elora, ON and Brad Foster (Mary Lou) of Grand Bend, ON. Loving grandmother of Adam Golletz (Jocelyn) and loving great-grandma of Kiya. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Rose (McCaughey) Shanahan.  At Sally’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family interment.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be directed to The Alzheimer Society of Ontario.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DAVEY: ALICE “RENE” LAURINE OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 5, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Alice Laurine “Rene” Davey (nee Wright) on Thursday Nov. 2nd at age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Dutch” Davey. Sadly missed by her children Jane (Roger) Gallaway, John (Marsha), Peter (Kathy), Marjorie (Mark) Devereaux, and Tom (Michele). Nana to Sarah (Paddy) Kennedy, David (Sarah) Gallaway, Paul (Jessica) Gallaway, Eric (Jenn) Gallaway, Natalie (Pati) Start, Maggie (Jesse) Mulveney, and Carrie Davey, Andrew Davey, Jillian (Mark) Parker, Chris (Lindsay) Davey, Ashley, Jenna, Averey, Aaron Devereaux, and Eamon and Patrick Davey. She is the Great-Nana to Eoin, Joyce, George, Fiona, Oscar, Edgar, Coralee, Everly, Reese, Nico, Levi, Pearl, Gracie, Leigh, Alison, Liam, Lola, and Millie. Rene will also be missed by her sister Ella May (George) Canning, Jean (Ron) Day, and sister-in-law Patricia (Den) Davey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Laura and Dale Wright, and brother Jack. The family would like to give a great thanks to the girls at Roeswood Manor and Bayshore for their love and support. Cremation has taken place and friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday November 17th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service time.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia will be held on Saturday November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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THOMPSON, G. Rae formerly of Atwood

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thompson, G. Rae – formerly of Atwood, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at the age of 81. Rae was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Listowel Branch 259.  In his younger years, he enjoyed playing goalie for his hockey teams, baseball and crokinole.

Father of Ross Thompson of Rosseau and grandfather of Ashly Thompson.  Brother of Pauline Price and partner Jene Krop of Victoria BC.  Fondly remembered by his special friend Joyce Raycraft of Atwood and her family, the extended Graul family and Ed Price.

Predeceased by his wife Janet (Graul) Thompson (1997) and his parents Oscar and Elsie (Marks) Thompson.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.  where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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CHAMBERS: Dorothy Isabelle, formerly of Corunna

Posted by on October 31, 2017

CHAMBERS, Dorothy Isabelle (nee Faulds) – Age 88, formerly of Corunna, passed away at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia with her beloved husband Robert Chambers by her side. Loving mother of Linda (Jack) Hutton of Bala, Robert Jr. Chambers of London, James (Vicki) Chambers of Waterloo and Robin Chambers of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Mark (Debbie) Chambers, Michael Chambers and John Jackson. Missed by great grandchildren Isabel, Parry and Talia. Predeceased by her brothers Ernest, Harry, George, Elgin, Bruce, Harvey and sisters Gertrude, Doris and Myrtle.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday, November 02, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 03, 2017 at 11am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Canadian Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Society.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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GIBSON: Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

GIBSON, Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), formerly of Wolfe St., St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Gibson (Nov. 14, 2013).  Dearly loved mother of Joanne Pearce (Jim) and Steven G. Gibson (Janet), and cherished grandmother of Melissa Kneeshaw (Dan), Jeff Pearce (Colleen), Laura Miedema (Matt), and Paul Gibson (Nicole), all of St. Thomas.  Proud great grandmother of Arlen and Jamie Kneeshaw, Abby and Alex Pearce, and Emily Miedema.  Dear sister of  Robert “Bob” Mann (Lola) of Fort Erie, Jim Mann (Alice) of Niagara Falls, Ted Mann of Kitchener, late Lois Detenbeck, and the late Shirley Walkom.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jo was born in Yarmouth Twp., Ontario on July 27, 1923.   She was the daughter of the late Louis Arthur Mann and the late Dorothy (née Elson) Mann.  Jo was a retired office manager at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon, October 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Central United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Gordon: Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon of Sarnia

Posted by on October 29, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Betty Mae (Ann Bullock) Gordon, of Sarnia, passed away at Bluewater Health on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Walter Gordon (1988), daughter Linda Marie Gordon (1994), son’s James Howard Gordon (1994) and Danny James Gordon (2012). Loving mother of Kenneth Bullock (Christine), Wayne Bullock, Richard Gordon (Louise), Mark Gordon (Lisa) and Donnie Gordon. Dear grandmother of Bobbi – Jo, Tina, Laura, Scott, Denise, Marie (Daryl), Richard (Missy), Rocky (Katie), Shelby (Shelby), Chelsey, Shanna, Wayne, Kenny (Jess), Krista, Jay , Tanya,Darcy, Brandon, Donnie Jr, Mercedes, Angel, Dakota, Damian, Layla, Leland, along with several great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Jim Bullock (Betty), sister Barb Bullock and best friend Cathy . Predeceased by siblings; Jack, Burnerd, Len, Gert, Vivian and Dorothy. Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North,Sarnia) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.
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RUSSELL: Joshua of Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by on October 26, 2017

RUSSELL, Mr. Joshua Carlyle Baden

Passed away at his residence in Kitchener, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the age of 32 years.  Beloved son of Paul & Mary Ann Russell.  Loving father of Baden Russell.  Brother of Tara Palominos (Danny).  Uncle of Savana.  Also missed by his grandmother Ria Kell (late Bill), his aunts Judy Billings (Wayne) and Susan VandenBoer (Adrian), and his cousins Alicia Greenwood (Dan), Samantha Billings (Brandan), Melissa Wilcox (Cody), and Dayne VanLieshout (Paul), and their families.  At Joshua’s request, cremation has taken place.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca    For more information please contact DENNING’S OF FOREST (519) 786-2401

 

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NAYLOR, William (Bill) of RR3 Monkton

Posted by on October 23, 2017

William (Bill) Naylor – of RR3 Monkton, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the age of 90, two days after his beloved wife Ruby passed away. Bill was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton where he served as Clerk of Session for over 20 years.  He enjoyed quilting for missions and charities, woodworking, playing cards with friends from Monkton, had a keen interest in forestry and was always trying new farming techniques.  Bill was also a former caretaker of North Logan Cemetery.

Loving father of Ernie (Leslie), Beth Sorensen (Tom), Ken (Angela) and Jerry.  Special grandpa of Josh, Daniel, Ben, Dana, Alexander and William.   Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Muriel Gottfried and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ella (Dewar) Naylor and twin brothers Roy and Waldron in infancy.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in North Logan Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church Monkton or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, (519-35602382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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OBLAK, Vera of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2017

OBLAK, VERA – At Vision Nursing Home on Saturday, October 21, 2017, Vera (Kostic) Oblak, age 81 of Sarnia passed away with her two sons by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Tomislav “Tommy” Oblak (2016) and dear mother of Dragan Oblak (Susan) and Zvonko Oblak (Michele) of Sarnia, grandma of Justin (Lauren), Adam (Kimberley), Marty (Katie), Mila-Michelle and Kurtis, great-grandmother of Hunter, Cove, Gavin, David, Dash, Ever and Kody. Vera was born in Serbia and has been a Sarnia resident for the last 50 years. She had worked in the kitchen at the Drawbridge Inn and retired after 25 years of service. Private Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to thank the staff at Vision Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Vera. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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HALES: Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 19, 2017

HALES, Irene (née McCallum), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Earl Hales (1997).  Dearly loved mother of Anne Vair of Kitchener, and Lynn Plaquet (Randy) of Aylmer.  Cherished grandmother of Toria Vair of Toronto, and Gregg Vair of Kitchener.  She was the sister of the late Jean Fraser.  Irene is also fondly remembered by Jim Vair of London, as well as several nieces, nephews, and their families.  Born in Dutton, ON, August 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie (née McKillop) McCallum. Irene was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, October 21st at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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CHRISTIAN, Candace of Sarnia

Posted by on October 18, 2017

CHRISTIAN, CANDACE – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Candace Lynn Christian, age 61 of Sarnia passed away. She is survived by her daughter Tabitha Christian of Waterloo. She is also survived by her mother Louise Laporte, her sisters Karen LaPorte and Kathy Laporte Coffman and her brother Mike Laporte. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations made to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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LEIS, Marie of New Hamburg

Posted by on October 18, 2017

LEIS, Marie (Erb) 1921-2017 – died at Nithview Community on Monday October 16, 2017 of age related illness. Born in Wellesley Township to Joseph R. and Mary (Nafziger) Erb.  She was a life partner in dairy farming with her late husband Gordon (1982) in Perth County where they raised their family, Glennis (Mark Yantzi), James (Rosella Gerber), Murray (Marilyn Roes), Merlin (Angela Kindler), Paul (Charlene Martin) and Gloria (Dale Freeman).  She will be missed by grandchildren Michael Yantzi (Marsha Taylor), James Yantzi, Rebecca Minor (Patrick), Shannon Leis, Maria Leis, David Leis, Scott Leis (Nicole) Victoria Leis (Alex), Erin Freeman, Alexander Freeman (Racheal), Nickolas Freeman (Kristen) and great grandchildren Laine, Lexi, Liam, Gracelyn May, Noa and Amos.  Also surviving are brother-in-law and sister-in-law Omer and Erma Leis and many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her sister Frieda (John G. Erb), and brothers Ervin (Erma, Mary Gingerich) and Joe (Mabel).  Also predeceased by in-laws Leroy and Vera Leis and Marion Bender Leis.

Marie had an amazing capacity to remember names and faces of those she met throughout her lifetime even in these later years with dementia. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and for some years worked as a Red Cross Homemaker.

A special thanks to the staff at Nithview Community for their care and compassion shown to our mother in these later years.

Marie was a lifelong member of Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley Township where a private family burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.   Memorial visitation will be held at Maple View Mennonite Church, 5074 Deborah Glaister Line on Saturday October 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Brent Kipfer officiating.

Memorial donations to Nithview Community (Tri County Mennonite Homes) or Mennonite Central Committee appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

“All is over, hands are folded

On a calm and peaceful breast

All is over, suffering ended

Now our mother is at rest

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PURDON, Russell of Harriston, formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Russell Wilbert Purdon, a resident of Caressant Care, Harriston and formerly of Pike Lake and Whitechurch, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of the late Violet Purdon (née Scott) (Penner) who predeceased him on November 10th, 2012.

Dear father of Bryan and Jan Purdon of Goderich, Milton and Diane Purdon of Alberta, Thelma Dougherty of B.C. and Linda and Dennis Coghlin of R. R. #2 Listowel.

Missed by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Olive Zinn of Wingham, and brother Kenneth Purdon of Dorchester.

Fondly remembered by his first wife Joan, several nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Predeceased by his parents, John and Annie (née Bolt) Purdon, step-daughter Carol Penner, brother Clifford, sisters Verna and Reta, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Rhea.

A graveside service to celebrate Russell’s life will take place at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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TYLER, Carl Albert of Dashwood, age 71

Posted by on October 11, 2017

TYLER:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully at his residence, on Monday, October 9, 2017 Carl Tyler of Dashwood, age 71. Forever loved son of the late Victor “Bip” (1967) and Adeline (Fleischauer) Tyler (1979). Loved Papa of Skylar. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bernice Weiberg of Waterloo and John MacDonald of Exeter.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Doug Tyler, Gerald and his wife Eva Tyler, sisters Mona and her husband Jim Pierce, Marion MacDonald, brother-in-law Gordon Weiberg, niece Patsy Gooder. At Carl’s request cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m., where the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HEWITT: Myrtle (Myrt) of Barrie Formerly of Guelph, Kitchener and Fort McMurray

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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She passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017. She is survived by her loving sister Ruth and brothers, Bert, Doug, Andrew and Bill; her children, Paula (Scott) Loughnan of Sebright, Ontario, Heather (Damon) DeBrusk of Kitchener, Ontario, Deb (Ken) Flaherty of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Robert Brown of Markham, Ontario, Don (Carol) Brown of Williams Lake, BC, Bonnie (Ken) Burgett of Lac La Biche, Alberta; her grandchildren, David (Jessica) Loughnan of ON, Ashley (Mike) Dingman of ON, Nigel DeBrusk of ON,Tyler DeBrusk of ON, Dan (Shelly) Flaherty of Alberta, Erin (Shaun) Jones of BC, Cody Brown of Alberta and Hailey Brown of BC; her great grandchildren, Mason Dingman, Sydney Flaherty, Max Flaherty, Samuel Flaherty, Grace Flaherty, Liam Jones, Piper Jones, and Timothy Mervyn; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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BROUGHTON, William (Bill) of Listowel, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Broughton, William (Bill) – of Listowel, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at the age of 94. Bill was a member of Atwood United Church and a former member of the Atwood Lions Club.  He was a true farmer but always found time for golfing, playing and coaching hockey, playing baseball and hunting.  Bill enjoyed playing cards at the Men’s Club of Atwood.

Beloved husband of the late Betty (Rock) Broughton who predeceased him in 2005.  Loving father of Debbie Wilson (Frank), Richard (Bev), Robert, Greg (Diana) and Tom (Tammy).  Special grandpa of Trevor, Amy (Andrew), Todd, Jamie (Kyla), Laurie (Wayne), Brad (Chelsea), Taylor, Nicole and great grandpa of Abbigayle, Aiden, Leah and Jake.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gwen and George Barrie, Joanne and Doug Aitchison, Iris Rock, Karl Campbell and by many nieces and nephews.

Bill was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Jim and Lou (Coulter) Broughton, brother Jack (Mary), sisters Dorothy Lannin (Fergus), Laurene Corriveau (Paul) and Annie Primrose (Gerald).

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca/

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GINGRICH, MARY ANN (nee Wilson) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 2, 2017

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Saturday September 30, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Merle. Loving mother of Warren (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Paige, Leah, James, and Cassy, and great grandmother of Sawyer and Sophia. Missed by her sisters Judy Klassen and Cindy Ertel (Rick). Remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends, her dog Fifi, and the V.O.S, The Northumberland Players and the Trinity United Church Choir. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kwok and the staff in Palliative Care and the I.C.U. at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or Princess Margaret Hospital. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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TOMPKINS, Betty Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on September 29, 2017

 

TOMPKINS, BETTY ANN – On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Betty Ann Tompkins, age 55 of Sarnia, fell asleep in death and awaits a resurrection to a paradise earth. She is survived by her parents Faith and Corky Tompkins, sisters Brenda Williams (Stephen), Cheryl Tompkins, Melissa Hill and Amy O’Brien, brothers Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior) and Glendon Tompkins (Judy). Many nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (550 Murphy Rd., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Watchtower Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“A special thanks to Dr. Lilly and staff for their excellent care”

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Lucas: Floyd Eldon of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2017

Private cremation arrangements have taken place.

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RIVAIT, Ron of Sarnia

Posted by on September 25, 2017

RIVAIT, RONNIE – It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Ron Rivait on Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, with his family by his side.  Ron’s short battle with cancer was faced with a true sense of strength and grace.

Ron was the much loved husband and best friend of Cheryl and  loving ‘dad’; ‘daddy’ to Olivia, Megan and Katie.  Dear son of Donald and Shirley Rivait. He was the special brother to Jim & Jan Rivait, Cathy & Ben Slabysz, Michelle & Sandy Mackenzie and Michael Rivait.  Dear son in law of John and Diane Cox and friend and brother in law to Julie & Dave Dolbear and Trish & Ken O’Neil.  He is survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and extended family.  Ron was predeceased by loving grandparents Grace & Fred Tobin and Lena (Alice) and Tony Futia.

Ron had a longstanding and notable career with the Lambton Kent District School Board.  He started with the LKDSB as an occasional teacher in 1988 and had a permanent elementary position in 1990.  He taught in many Lambton county schools including Parkview, Devine, Lambton Centennial, Mooretown Courtright, Forest Central, Woodside, Kinnwood and Rosedale Public Schools in various grades from 2 to 8.  He also spent a great deal of his teaching career as a Teacher Librarian which suited Ron’s personality as it allowed him to interact with the maximum number of students on a regular basis.

Although Ron loved teaching, it was his work for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation representing and advocating for elementary teachers where Ron spent the majority of his career.  He joined the Lambton Kent ETFO executive in 2000 shortly after the inception of ETFO becoming a Vice-President in 2004.  In this role, he was responsible to represent the elementary teachers in the north of Lambton Kent.  In his role as Vice-president Ron played a pivotal role in assisting members who had been exposed to mould in their schools which eventually resulted in a restructuring of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee for the school board.  In 2009 Ron became president of the Lambton Kent Elementary teachers where he played an important role in advocating for ETFO members’ rights particularly in the area of teachers’ professional judgment and other areas of teachers’ professional lives.  He also played a key role on local collective bargaining teams as president, vice-president and during his years on the executive.  In spite of the adversarial relationships that can sometimes exist between union leadership and management, Ron managed to vigorously advocate for his members while simultaneously maintaining cordial relationships with school board representatives using his exuberant personality and his ever-present humour.  Ron was also extremely active with the ETFO at the provincial level.

Outside of work Ron maintained an active role in the Sarnia community.  He was a Governor on the Lambton College Board of Governors, executive member and trustee of the Sarnia Labour Council, former president of the Sarnia Liver Foundation, executive member on the Lambton Lacrosse and executive member for the Sarnia Pacers.  Ron was also an avid supporter and had great respect for the Sarnia Fire Fighters.   Most recently Ron has been a manager with the Sarnia Ice Hawks (“once an ice hawk always an ice hawk!”) where he enthusiastically managed his three daughters and their teammates as they played sledge hockey. He was an avid fan and supporter of any activities his daughters participated in.  He was also a proud board member and active fund raiser for Noelle’s Gift truly appreciating how students throughout the board benefited from receiving resources they needed to grow up great.

Ron lived his life in Sarnia, enjoying the small town atmosphere and knowing a ‘friend’ everywhere he went.  He freely shared his love of life, his sense of humour and an infectious laugh.  We were blessed with his sense of adventure, his appreciation and love for music, his quick wit and his endless historical facts.  He loved to tell a story (or two) and always had a captive audience. He was our personal ‘google’ and was quick to give us answers (even when he had to make them up).   Ron loved his BBQ and although he was a great cook and tried many different recipes he made the best hamburgers!  Ron was a true and good friend to many and was blessed with those reciprocal bonds in kind.  He will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Clifford and Dr. Maddison and to the staff and many volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Visitation will take place on Friday September 29, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).  Family and friends are invited to a ‘celebration of life’ on Saturday September 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm (service at 2:00 pm) at the Lambton College Event Centre (Grand Ballroom), 1485 London Rd. Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4.

In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Noelle’s Gift.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

FRASER: Ronald of Exeter and formerly of Oshawa

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, September 24, 2017 of Exeter and formerly of Oshawa in his 83rd year.  Beloved brother and brother-in-law of Ethel Young and Bruce Pollock of Mount Albert.  Dear uncle of Darlene Watson and family of Brantford.  Fondly remembered by Myrna Holly and his step-children Raymond Paterson, Jackie Postill, and Randy Paterson.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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HIRDES: Cornelis of Grand Bend

Posted by on September 12, 2017

Born in Krabbendijke, Zeeland, the Netherlands on November 24, 1929.

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, September 8, 2017 of Grand Bend in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Anna (van Loon).

Dear son of the late Anthonie Hirdes and Sanna (nee Suzanne de Waal) Hirdes. Beloved husband of the late Anna (van Loon). Dear father and father-in-law of Tony Hirdes and partner Anne-Marie Bergeron of Stratford, Case and Lily Hirdes of Peterborough, John and Bonnie Hirdes of Elora and daughter-in-law Debbie Hirdes of Stratford. Dear grandfather of Heather and Mike, Beth and Rob, and Janel; Sarah, Shaun and Brooke, Adam and Kristina, and Samantha; and Daniel; and great-grandfather of Tess, Cole, Theo, Ethan, Sidney, Adrian, Ashton, Aden, Kian, Ryker, and Duke.  Dear brother of Miep Visker of Sommelsdyk, the Netherlands. Predeceased by brother Adriaan Hirdes.

Family acknowledgement of sponsorship to Canada in 1966 by Bertrand Grenier, of Saint-Georges de Beauce (Quebec).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 street west of Main) Exeter on Tuesday from 5-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter on Wednesday, September 13th at 1 PM with Pastor Kevin teBrake officiating. Immediately following the service, there will be a lunch held at the church, followed by interment at Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend.

Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada-London Chapter would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Bailey, Robert of Kitchener, formerly of England, age 50

Posted by on September 8, 2017

BAILEY: Unexpectedly, as the result of a motor vehicle accident, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Robert Bailey of Kitchener, formerly of England, age 50. Much loved son of Shirley and the late Peter Bailey from England. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Richard and Jenny Bailey from England.  Rob will be remembered by his dearest and closest friends Russell Timms and Adam Tennent both from England and the Kitchener-Waterloo music community of whom he was a much loved and valued member.  At the family’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 17th, 2-4pm at The Duke of Wellington bar in Waterloo, Ontario.  Rob was a creative director, professional freelance photographer and was an accomplished musician.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice or the KW Humane Society https://kwhumane.com/donate/ would be appreciated by his friends and family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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