CAUDLE: JOYCE OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 9, 2015

Caudle webAt Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, February 8, 2015, JOYCE IRENE CAUDLE (nee KERR) of Sarnia, passed away. Her memories will live on through her loving husband Edwin (Jim) Caudle and daughters Jennifer (Kevin Lumley) Caudle and Tiffany (Cody Nash) Gates. Loved by her dear grandchildren Hayden, Jewel, Kurtis, Justine, Kendra, Brandon, Jay, Jedrick, Rilynn, Leland and Destinee. She will be missed by her many family and friends that she has touched in her life. A Celebration of Life will take place at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, February 14th at 1:00pm. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday, February 13th between the hours of 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of service. Memorial gifts in memory of Joyce to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MILLER, Harper Ella of Dashwood, loved daughter of Courtney and Jonathan Miller

Posted by on February 9, 2015

MILLER:  Courtney (Tusch) and Jonathan Miller of Dashwood, are saddened to announce the unexpected passing of their precious daughter Harper Ella Miller, in their loving arms, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the age of 2 ½.  Loved and always remembered by Grandparents Mike and Lila Tusch, Marg Miller and Dan Stanlake and the late Lorne Miller (1992), Great Grandparents Lewis and Idella Nafziger, Joseph Tusch, Bruce and Ruby Stanlake.  Also loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her great-grandparents Ella Tusch, Don and Evelyn Dumigan, Herbert and Grace Miller.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at Wellesley Mennonite Church, 157 David St., Wellesley, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1 p.m.  Pastor Kara Carter Officiating.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Ronald McDonald House or Care for Rare would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MOORE, Barbara of Monkton, formerly of Kitchener

Posted by on February 7, 2015

Barbara Moore – of Monkton, formerly of Kitchener, passed away peacefully at KW Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Friday February 6, 2015 at the age of 61. Barbie was a Registered Practical Nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for many years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed fishing, camping, knitting, horses and being in the country. Barbie loved spending time with her family and sharing her “big heart” and her love of life.
Beloved wife of Perry Guay. Loving mother of Teddy and Laverne, Vincent and Nicole. Special grandma of Shira, Syreeta, Jacinda, Hunter, Cullan and Trystan. Dear sister of Cheryl and Terry Yost, Sandra and Fred Smith, and John Mann. Missed by Perry’s parents, Joe and Adeline Guay, his children Tyler and Jenn and their children Domanick, Mayia and Daxtin; Allison; Yolaanda and Robert and their children Brayden and Jayden. Fondly remembered by extended family and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Charles and Winnifred Mann.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday, February 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Barbie’s life will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sarah Thompson officiating. Spring interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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KOMAROMI: Elisabeth Clara (Mosur) of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Komaromi noticesPassed away peacefully on Tuesday February 3, 2015 in the comfort of her own home in Wasaga Beach in her 85th year. Elisabeth is survived by her son Bruce Mosur and his wife Liz, son Gordon Mosur and his wife Judy, her sister Ann Van Mourik, nieces Jacquie and Michelle Van Mourik and nephews David Van Mourik (Vera) and Gary Van Mourik (the late Theresa). Elisabeth is the proud grandmother to Ryan (Lindsay), Mark, Jessica, Amanda and Damaris Mosur and Shawn (Shauna) and Christopher Van Mourik and to great grandchildren Landon and Damon Mosur and Adelyn Van Mourik. Dear stepmother of the late Theresa Van Mourik, Les Komaromi and Ann Lisney(Terry) and step-grandmother of Samantha Van Mourik. She is predeceased by her first husband Edward “Ted” Mosur and her second husband Martin Komaromi, her parents Ralph and Edith Van der Tuin, sister Pietie Black and brother Ben Van der Tuin. She was born in Friesland, Holland August 6, 1930. Elisabeth emigrated to Canada with her family settling in Inglewood in 1948 at the age of 18. She met Ted at a dance at the Palais Royale on Lakeshore Boulevard in Toronto. They married July 19, 1952. Elisabeth will be greatly missed by her family and close friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Monday February 9, 2015 from 12 noon for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Ted. A very special thank you to all her neighbours, especially Doris and Frank, all the first responders personnel and the hospital care givers for your compassion during this difficult time. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Red Cross or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Elisabeth’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Pigott: Rose Marie of Sarnia

Posted by on February 6, 2015

pigottrose1Peacefully at home on Thursday, February 5, 2015, ROSE MARIE (nee Vasti) PIGOTT, of Sarnia, passed away at the age of 51. Loving wife of Mark Pigott. Dear sister to Joseph Vasti of St. Thomas and Jenny Zavarella and her husband Sam of London. Daughter in-law of Des and Mary Pigott of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Nick and Antonieta Vasti. Will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and her many friends. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Rose’s Life will take place at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE LTD. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to  the Brain Injury Association of Sarnia Lambton.

 

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SMITS: Dr. Jan of Markdale

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Smits, JanSmits, Dr. Jan – Passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale. Dr. Jan Smits of Markdale at the age of 78. Dr. Smits practiced dentistry in Markdale from 1963 – until his retirement in 2010. Son of the late Johan & Jannigje Smits.  Beloved husband of Magda (nee Trenkle). Dear father of Andrea Toews (David) of Elmira and John-Peter (JP) Smits (Danielle) of Flesherton. Sadly missed by his brother Pieter Smits (Sophie) of Williams Lake and his twin sister Corrie McClellan (Everett) of Florida. Treasured Opa of Abigail, Rachael, Nathaniel & Caleb Toews; Josiah, Liam & Gabrielle Smits. Brother-in-law of Doris and Mal Ratcliff of Timmins. Also survived by his nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church, #426176 Concession 8, R.R. # 4 Flesherton on Friday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery.

If desired, condolences for the family may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0, donations to Church of The Nazarene (Markdale), Gentle Shepherd Community Church or the charity of your choice through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/.

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MURPHY: JAMES PATRICK OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 29, 2015

murphyjameswebPassed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday January 29, 2015, JAMES PATRICK MURPHY, age 86 of Sarnia. Predeceased by his beloved wife Velma (Jean) Murphy (2007), survived by his wife Sheila Murphy, predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Hugh. His beloved brothers Hugh, Howard, Roy. Dear sisters Norma, Helen, Mary and two baby sisters. He will be dearly missed by his Daughters Debra (Terry), Patricia (Rudy) and Susan (James). Grandfather of several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his brother, John of Sarnia, and sister Edith of Sarnia. He was a Member of the local CEPU and worked at Fiberglas in the Water Treatment Plant for 49 years from 1946-1995. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 11:30am until time of service. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 12:30pm with cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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HOLLAND: Heather (Jarvis) of Cambridge

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Holland, Heather-W150At her late residence, in Cambridge, on Friday, January 23, 2015, in her 58th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Holland (November 2013).  Dear mother of Jonathan and Simara, and David and Johnel all of Brampton.  Dear grandmother of Daniel, Joshua, Matthew and Mark.

A memorial service will be held at the Living Hope Church (formerly Lucan Revival Centre), 120 Main Street, Lucan, on Friday, January 30th at 11 AM with Pastor Brad Sumner officiating.

Cremation with interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

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RINGEL: Mary Jane of Kitchener (Formerly of the Chesley area)

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Mary Jane Ringel of Kitchener, formerly of the Chesley area, passed away suddenly at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Friday, January 16, 2015 in her 52nd year.

Mother of Shannelle Ringel (Mike Vickers), Kaitie Pickersgill Ringel, all of Kitchener, and companion of Peter Morrison. Mary will be sadly missed by her siblings, Michael Ringel of Edmonton, AB, Donna (Mike) Koch of Hanover, Anthony Ringel of Chesley and Sharon Ringel of Nanaimo, BC. She will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mary Jane was predeceased by her brother Francis Ringel and her parents, Edward and Loretta (Caskenette) Ringel.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside service celebrating Mary’s life will be held at Mary Immaculate Catholic Cemetery, Chepstow on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home.

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DOROTHY: NEAL OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Friday, January 23, 2015, DOROTHY ELIZA NEAL (nee Taylor). of Sarnia. Predeceased by her loving husband Allan Neal (1994). Cherished mother of Bonnie Arbour (Don), Dr. William Neal of Los Angeles (Michele), Janet Stewart (John), and Laurie Simpson, all of Sarnia. Will be dearly missed by her nine grandchildren – Paula (Steve), Michelle (Trevor), Heather (Zvonimir), Scott, Jason (Ubay), Allasan (Mike), Alaina (Johan), Christopher, Alysia (Matt); and five great grandchildren + one more on the way. Dorothy was an Elder at Laurel – Lea St. Mathews Presbyterian Church, Past Provincial Board Director of the Women’s Institute, Past President of Hamilton and London Synodical W.M.S. of Presbyterian Church and was very active in the Sarnia Presbyterial. Dorothy was also a member of Sarnia Chapter # 6 O.E.S., a member of the Sarnia Humane Society and the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Dorothy was a committed volunteer at Inn of the Good Shepard. She was honored by the Sertoma Club of Sarnia as Woman of the Year in 1972 and later named to Mayor Mike Bradley’s honor list. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where friends may visit with the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from the hours of 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will held on Tuesday January 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Laurel – Lea St. Mathews Presbyterian Church. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery in Brigden. The family would appreciate Memorial gifts in memory of Dorothy be made to Laurel – Lea St. Mathew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia Humane Society

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Childs Charles of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 16, 2015

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Charlie Childs, husband, father, brother, son, ever the adventurer, ever the athlete, ever the rock, departed from us on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Charlie married the prettiest, smartest young woman he ever laid eyes upon, and together they created a home and raised a family. Charlie was a trusted financial and investment advisor. He cared about his clients and their financial well-being. He had a zest for life: football player at WCI, hockey coach, thrill-seeker bicycling down a volcano in Maui in his mid-70s. Charlie was a loving partner and great friend. He brought a love of cribbage, crokinole and ping pong to his grand-kids. His competitive spirit never waned. He was the last surviving adult child in the legacy of an Irish Catholic and English Anglican family union that had deep roots in Woodstock. Charlie was close to his faith, close to his family, always a part of his community. He lived all of his days in Woodstock, except for a year at The Maples Home for Seniors, where the good people of Tavistock opened their hearts to him. He returned to his beloved Woodstock for his final four years and was well loved and cared for by the staff and community at Woodingford Lodge. He lived in good health for 88 adventuresome years. He is now at rest, because it is time, but we will not forget him. Charlie was married to Leslie Mae Wall who hailed from Wingham, Ontario. Together they raised four children: George, Paul, Anne, A. Charles. His family grew to include: Gary Hale, husband of Anne; Andrea Kelman, partner of Paul; grandchildren: Patricia (Hale) Smith and husband, Kyle; Jennifer Hale and partner, Oskar Petersons; Catherine Hale; Matthew, Benjamin and Rebecca Childs; great-grandchildren Raymond and Eleanor Smith. Friends will be received at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, on Monday at 11.00 a.m. Interment at St. Marys Cemetery in the Spring

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IRVINE, Annie of Listowel

Posted by on January 13, 2015

Irvine, AnnieAnnie Irvine – passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Listowel on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 96. Annie was a faithful member of Atwood United Church where she played organ for many years and prior to that was organist at Donegal United Church. Annie had also played organ at Caressant Care Nursing Home and for many funeral services at the former Peebles Funeral Home. She was a member of Atwood U.C.W. and the Listowel Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Beloved wife of the late John Irvine who predeceased her in 1987. Loving mother of Betty and Paul Clarke and Jim and Bonnie Irvine. Special grandma of Scott (Christie) Clarke, Tim (Debbie) Clarke and Todd (Dale) Irvine and great-grandma of Mitchel, Michaela, Beckett and Griffith Clarke. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Annie was the last surviving member of her family being predeceased by her parents Emerson and Susannah (Pearson) Vipond, her sisters Mary (Leslie) Wightman and Margaret Vipond, and brothers Reid (Dorothy) Vipond and Jack (Edythe) Vipond.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday January 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Annie’s life will be held at Atwood United Church on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long officiating. Spring interment in Donegal Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood United Church or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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HARRISON, Shirley Mae of Fergus and formerly Corunna

Posted by on January 13, 2015

Harrison-webAt Wellington Terrace on Sunday, January 11, 2015, SHIRLEY MAE (RANDALL) HARRISON, age 87 of Fergus and formerly of Corunna passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Wally Harrison (2007) and loving mother of Karen Wales, Eugene Harrison and his wife Pat of Elora, grandmother of Barry (Sarah), Tara (Jason), Dennis (Melissa) and Naomi (Jason), great-grandmother of Cody, Chasta, Elizabeth, Meleena, Abigail, Benjamin and Isabelle, sister of Ken and Tom (Anne) Randall. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Laura Chovancek (2002), her sister Frances Thomas, her brother Carl Randall and sister in law Lil Randall. Shirley had been a longtime Corunna area resident. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, January 15th at 11:00 am. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BRENNAN: Daphne a resident of Clachan

Posted by on January 12, 2015

DAPHNE BRENNANBrennan: Daphne  – A long time resident of Clachan. Daphne Brennan passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the age of 90. Beloved daughter of the late George and Daisy Overden. Cherished wife of the late Lloyd Brennan. Loving mother of George Brennan of Waterloo and Ken Brennan and his partner Brenda Loker of Waterloo. Dear grandmother of Kelly Daniels and her husband Jonathan, Tracy Hart and her partner Jonathan Butler, and Peter Brennan. Proud great grandmother of Joshua, Ashley, and Chelsey Hart and Carter and Tanner Daniels. Daphne ran the Clachan General Store for many years, after she retired she  enjoyed gardening and visiting with her family and neighbours.  Family and friends will be received at the BADDER & ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 Elm St., Bothwell on Tuesday January 13th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The Celebration of Daphne’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015  at 2:00pm. Interment in McLean Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made at the funeral home (by cheque) or online at www.badderfuneralhome.com

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Couture, Walter Joseph of Wallacetown

Posted by on January 11, 2015

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Suddenly at home in Wallacetown, on Saturday January 10, Walter Joseph Couture in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Rhea [Coulter] Couture to whom he was married for over 57 years. Survived by his daughter Elaine and her husband Larry Howard of Wallacetown. Grandfather to Melanie of Sudbury, Craig and Matthew of Wallacetown. Survived by his brother Fred of Thamesville and sisters Bella Leach [late Charlie] of London and Evelyn Spotton [late Ray] of Chatham., Wilfrid and Marie Coulter of Sarnia. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by an infant daughter Eileen, brothers Clement [Grace] of Waterloo, Hector [Dormalea] of Missouri, and a sister Phyllis Simmers [Harold] of London. He was the son of the late Almina Labadie and Dolphis Couture. Walter farmed many years and was an automotive mechanic, having worked many years for James Bennet Motors in Dutton and Lyle Cook Automotive in St Thomas. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Tuesday 6 – 9 where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 14 at 11:00 am. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Dialysis Unit Victoria Hospital London would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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LANGLEY: Barbara of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 8, 2015

Barbara LangleyLANGLEY – On December 30, 2014 one of God’s earthbound angels was called home.  Barbara M. Langley died peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home.  Born in Toronto, she lived a full life, giving freely of her time and talent to help others, as an elementary school teacher and librarian, co-owner of a Vermont ski lodge, and an all-round good person.  A member of First United Church, active in the community as a volunteer.  She leaves behind a grieving family.  Her husband of almost 65 years “Gus”, a son Michael and wife Debbie, and daughter Patricia, who loved, cherished and will sorely miss her.  Other family members are a granddaughter Jacqueline and husband John McKenzie and great granddaughter Evelyn of Cambridge, also sister Patricia Barrett of London.  She was predeceased by her brother Robert Gannon of Toronto and granddaughter Jillian Langley of St. Thomas.  We did not want to see her go, and will miss her dearly, but God has called her to Him.  “Goodbye sweetheart.  You have gone to a better place and someday we will be together again.”  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00am at First United Church 7 Curtis Street, St. Thomas with the memorial service taking place at 11:00am. If desired, in place of flowers, donations can be made to the Pearce-Williams Center or a Charity of your Choice.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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FROOK: Don of Hanover, formerly of Elmwood

Posted by on January 7, 2015

Frook, Don (2)Donald Henry Frederick Frook of Hanover, formerly of Elmwood, passed away at Hanover & District Hospital on Monday, January 5, 2015 in his 72nd year.

Don was born in Brant Township, the son of the late John and Mildred (Procknow) Frook and spent his career as a carpenter.

Mourning Don’s loss is his wife Bernice (Rody) of Hanover; daughters Rebecca (Tim) Becker and Michele (Bob) Hettrick, all of Hanover, Dawn Marie (Jim) Magennis of Elmira and son Dan (Nicole) of Fergus. Missing their grandfather are his grandchildren Alicia (fiancé Cliff) of Kitchener, Ryan (Vicky) of Toronto, Turner and Mackenzie of Hanover, Alexandra and Hannah of Elmira, and Ian of Fergus. Don leaves behind his sister Jean (Virgil) McNabb of Durham and his brother Richard (Lou-Ann) of St. Mary’s. He also leaves to grieve his passing, sisters-in-law Dorothy (Bev) Frook of Walkerton and Helen Leifso (Hartmut Kayser) of Waterloo, as well as brothers-in-law Bob (Karen) Rody of Maryhill and Peter (Ruth Anne) Rody of Lake Rosalind.

A memorial service celebrating Don’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 356 –  9th Street, Hanover on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. John Polacok officiating. Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Owen Sound Hospital Foundation (Oncology Department), Hanover & District Hospital or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by Don’s family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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FOURNIER, Gertrude (née Piquette) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on January 5, 2015

FOURNIER, GertrudeThe family announces her passing at Pioneer Manor, her loving family at her side, Monday December 15, 2014 at the age of 93. Wife of the late Lionel Fournier. Beloved mother of Maurice (Madeleine) of Hanmer, Roger (Diane) of Wahnapitae, Rhéal (Diane) of Azilda. Dear sister of Rita Dalcourt of Sudbury and Étienne Piquette of Sturgeon Falls and Urbain of Kitchener. Predeceased by her parents Henri and Josephine Piquette and siblings Élise Boulay, Lionel, Arthur, Lucien, Marcel and Claude. Sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren (predeceased by Richard) and her 10 great-grandchildren. Mom always welcomed everyone with open arms and loved entertaining the children. She will be missed by all. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph, Hanmer, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday in the Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse. Donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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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.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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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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