VAN OOSTROM: Cornelis “Keith” of Strathroy

Posted by on September 15, 2016

image_0Peacefully passed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 with family by his side at Strathmere Lodge; Keith Van Oostrom in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dora for 57 years. Dear father of Tony (Rosemary) Van Oostrom of Fenwick, Ontario, Judy (Brian) MacNeil of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sharon (Otto) Vander Werf of Strathroy, Ontario.  Loving Opa of Michael, Colin, Daniel and Janine. Keith is survived by his 2 brothers and sister all living in the Netherlands.

Predeceased by his parents Antonius and Gijsberta Van Oostrom, and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to thank the VON at Trillium Village and the staff of Strathmere Lodge. Special thanks also to Pierina Porciello, Helen Green, Joe White and to all friends who have given their support and friendship.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at DENNING’S on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 9; 30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Pirt officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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HAYES: Susan Bernadette of Metcalfe and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on September 8, 2016

Hayes, Susan Bernadette – peacefully at the Osgoode Care Centre, Metcalfe on Wednesday, September 7th 2016 in her 84th year.  Daughter of the late James and Mary (nee Hickey) Casey.  Loving wife of the late Patrick A. Hayes.  Loving mother of Cathy (Trevor) Black of Almonte, Jacqueline Hayes of Toronto, Patrick (Caroline) Hayes of St. Thomas and Noel (Katie) Hayes of Ottawa.  Treasured grandmother of Emily, Brendan, Jane and Hannah Hayes.  Susan is survived by her sisters, Lily Redmond of San Francisco and Kathleen Fay of Dublin, Ireland.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DAHMER: Cheryle Joanne of Guelph Formerly of Harriston

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Passed away June 28, 2016 in her home at the age of 72. Sister to Elspeth Gooding of Guelph. Loving mother to Penny, Julie and Cherie and spouses. Loved by grandchildrens, Phil, Carolyn, Sean, Stuart, Rosalee, Todd, Erin, Quinton, Beth, Kate and Will. Missed by great grandchildren Kaisley and Mazlynn. You will be in our hearts alway.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
 
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 
 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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LEGRAND, Arthur Ernest “Art” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on August 28, 2016

Art LeGrandArthur Ernest “Art” LeGrand a resident of Trillium Court, Kincardine and formerly of Teeswater passed away at Trillium Court on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of the late Ardonna LeGrand (née Johnston) who predeceased him on January 11th, 2015.

Dear father of Rob LeGrand and his wife Susan of Owen Sound and Jim LeGrand and his wife Michele of Tiverton.

Missed by his grandsons Alex and William.

Fondly remembered by his sister Marjorie Doherty of New Carlisle, Quebec, his brother George LeGrand (Evelyn) of Paspébiac, Quebec and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ernest and May (née Gaudin) LeGrand, brothers-in-law Dave Doherty and Bill Johnston (Dorothy).

A celebration of Art’s life will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Teeswater on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

Final resting place Lochalsh Cemetery, Ashfield Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Wingham Salvation Army or Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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O’NEIL, Robert “David” of R. R. #2 Holyrood formerly of Wingham

Posted by on August 28, 2016

O'Neil D PortraitRobert “David” O’Neil of R. R. #2 Holyrood and formerly of Wingham passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, August 26th, 2016, the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Nancy O’Neil (née Whitby) of R. R. #2 Holyrood for 48 years.

Dear father of Denny O’Neil (Carolyn) of Wingham, Serrena O’Neil (Gary Emms) of Berkley, Nicole McGlynn (Jeremy) of Holyrood and Rebecca O’Neil (Dean Stevens) of Williamsford.

Missed by his grandchildren Nathan, Natasha, Ethan, Evan, Kiyia, Kassandra, Michael, Charlene (Mike Beyersbergen), Jessica, MacKenzie, Veronica, Jerri, Josephine and Dalilah and great-grandchildren, Damien, Keaton, Rylan and Aria.

Fondly remembered by his brothers Rick O’Neil (Liz) of Wingham, Paul O’Neil (Joanne) of Clifford and Todd O’Neil (Adrienne) of Wingham.

Also survived by his aunt Harriet O’Neil of Tavistock, several nieces, nephews, cousins, members of the Whitby family and his best friend Esben Anderson.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Velma (Powers) O’Neil and infant son Nathan (1978).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate David’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jeff Hawkins officiating.

Final resting place Wingham Cemetery.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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BENNINGER, Carl of Formosa

Posted by on August 21, 2016

Benninger, CarlCarl Eugene Benninger of Formosa passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Yvonne Benninger (née Cassidy).

Dear father of Keith Benninger (Dianne) of Waterloo, Jason Benninger (Kathy) and Scott Benninger (Tammy Vanduzen) all of Milton.

Missed by his grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle and Eric Benninger, Jacob and Sofia Benninger Jalali, Trent and Taylor King and Dakota Benninger.

Remembered by his siblings, Lloyd Benninger (Jan) of Wingham, Roseann Steffler (Len) of Cargill, Linda Weber (Lloyd) of Mildmay, Cathy Waechter (Ken) of Walkerton and Jerry Benninger (Pauline) of Formosa and several nieces and nephews.

Also survived by in-laws, Mike and Doreen Weber of Walkerton, Dennis and Carol Batte of Belmore, Lorne and Janet Cassidy of South Africa and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Beatrice (née Voisin) Benninger, step-father Jack Borho and brothers-in-law David Cassidy and Harold Cassidy (Lorraine).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Knights of Columbus Hall, Walkerton and District Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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KELLER, Donald “Don” Edward of Parkhill, age 82

Posted by on August 5, 2016

KELLER, Donald - croppedKELLER:   Unexpectedly, at his residence in Parkhill, on Sunday, July 31, 2016, Donald “Don” Edward Keller, age 82.  Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Blackwell) (Mantha) Keller, dear companion of the late Ruby Alice (Desjardine) Smith and the mother of his children the late Marion Lorene Alice (Mollard) Keller.  Loved father and father-in-law of Jim and Mary Ellen Keller of Belgrave, Stu and Darlene Keller of Cambridge, Dan and Sherry Keller of RR 1, Fullarton, the late Clifford (2011) and Patty Keller of Stratford, Kathy and Brad McLean of London, Janice Zmija and partner Charles Hill of Williamsford and will be missed by special friend Donna Smith.  Fondly loved and remembered by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Audrey Gibson of Crediton, Marion Feltz of RR 2, Ailsa Craig, Ross Keller, Jack and Beverly Keller all of RR 2, Dashwood.  Predeceased by his parents Arnold Otto and Alice May (Meyers) Keller, sister Gwendoline Windsor, brothers-in-law Roy Gibson, Rob Feltz, Max Windsor.  At the family’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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THOMAS, Barbara Anne, formerly of Bracebridge

Posted by on August 4, 2016

THOMAS, Barbara Anne (nee Jackson)
Passed away peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital on August 1, 2016 at the age of 85. The loss of this beautiful woman is mourned by her sons Mark(Jacqueline), Sandy (Laura) and her daughter Cathy. Barbara’s passing is also mourned by her sister Rosemary Jackson, brother Gordon Jackson (Barbara) of Australia and their sons and families. Barbara was extremely proud of her nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and leaves lasting memories for them all. Barbara had health challenges throughout her life, meeting them with a positive and inspiring attitude. As her strength faded, her mind remained sharp and her caring spirit was always evident. Knowing that Barbara is now with Garth, the love of her life, lessens a little the pain of loss. She will be truly missed. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Monday, August 8, 2015 from 9:30 a.m., until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment, Carlisle Cemetery. The March of Dimes has been very supportive over the years, please consider donations in Barbara’s memory.

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BELISLE, Yolande (née Labelle) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

BELISLE, YolandeThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Monday, May 30, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Daughter of the late Léo and Aline (née Laurin) Labelle. Loving mother of Micheline Belisle of Barrie, Robin Belisle (Lynn) of Markstay and Caroline Boudreau (Georges) of Hanmer. Dear sister of Gilles Labelle of Cambridge, Marie Mainville (Louis) of Joliette, QC, Diane Bissonnette (Marcel) of Sudbury, Lucille Robidoux (Réjean) of Hagar and Roger Labelle (Ann) of Chelmsford. Predeceased by her brother Gérald Labelle (Claudette of Hanmer). Cherished grandmother of Rikki-Lee (Jamie), Kourtney (Justin), Cameron, Nicholas , Annick, Charlyse and great-grandmother of Andi. She is survived by the father of her children, Ronald Belisle. Yolande worked with Canada Post, after her father’s retirement, to ensure mail delivery to rural customers in Rivière Veuve area for many years. After moving her family to Sudbury, she operated Yolly’s Confectionary in the Flour Mill area for seventeen years where she retired in 1999. She shared her time between her love of gardening and enjoying her grandchildren during her retirement years. Yolande also shared her passion for traveling enjoying family trips across Canada and the United States. She also visited Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii, Australia, Portugal and Italy with her friends. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Lodge 1 at Pioneer Manor for the wonderful care and compassion they showed their mother and the family during her final days. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer, Friday, June 3, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St-Jacques Church, Hanmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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SLOBODA, John of Azilda, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

SLOBODA, JohnIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Husband of 52 years to the late Jeannette (née Perreault) Sloboda. Son of the late Harry and the late Caroline Sloboda. Loving father of Mary-Anne Van Der Veen (Joseph) of Kitchener, Holly Ranville (Thomas) of Waterloo, Audrey Sloboda of Elmira and Bob Sloboda of Azilda. Dear brother of Rose (late Leonard), Annie (late Peter), Jean (late Roy), Josephine (late Owen), Barbara and Bill. Predeceased by his siblings Joe, Mike (late Anne), Madeline (late Dick), Mary (late Phil), Emily and Helen. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Adam, Tanya, Melissa, Mariah, Carter and by his great-grandchildren Halen, Jessica, Owen and Matthew. Survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family is very grateful to Adrian and Lucy Soucy for their kindness throughout the years. John was an avid fisherman; he enjoyed mechanical repairs and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by all. The family will receive relatives and close friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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MCLEAN, Robert of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

McLEAN, RobertThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 57 years. Son of the late Alpha and the late Rose-Alice (née Barrette) McLean. Loving brother of Jean-Paul (Simonne) of Sudbury, Annette Tilbury (Maurice) of Val Caron, Richard (Denise), Georgette Bond (Leonard), Denise Larcher (late Jacques), Suzanne Delyea (late John), Rhéal (Cathy) and Francois (Phyllis) all of Kitchener. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd. East, Sudbury, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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Emrich [Bobier] : Colleen of Kitchner

Posted by on July 29, 2016

At the Grand River Hospital, on Wednesday July 27, 2016 Colleen Denise [ Bobier ] Emrich of Kitchener in her 39th year. Survived by her twins Addison and Pierce and their father Michael Emrich, her parents Neil and Joanne [Van Nuland] Bobier of St. Thomas, brother Bruce and Alana Bobier of Pine Plains N.Y., her grandparents Teresa and the late Carl Bobier of St. Thomas, Joe and Jean Van Nuland of Wallacetown and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Friday 6 – 9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations to Breast Cancer Society would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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SMITH, Edna Mae

Posted by on July 26, 2016

SMITH, Edna Mae (nee Burnes)
Peacefully, at Shalom Village on Tuesday, 12 July 2016, our dearly loved Mother, Grandma, GG, Aunt and Friend passed from this life to the next to join her beloved husband, Clifford Smith; her son, Carleton; parents, Stanley and Atressa Burnes and her brothers, Arrell and Carleton Burnes. She was precious and honoured by her family and leaves two grandchildren, Patricia (wife of John) and Christopher (husband of Jennifer); great-grandson Callum; daughter-in-law Anne and sister-in-law Eileen Burnes. Sadly, two sisters-in-law pre-deceased Edna, Faye Burnes in November 2015 and Dorothea Burnes in 1958. Aunt Edna also held a special place in the lives of her nieces and nephews: Kathleen Stephenson, Mary Donnelle, Margaret Burnes and William Burnes; Julie Burnes and Michael Burnes. Edna was born in Millgrove, Ontario on March 18, 1916 and lived her 100 years in Millgrove, Hamilton, Waterdown, and for over a decade at Shalom Village in Westdale. She was a fine athlete like the rest of her family – a star basketball player on Zion United Church teams and a crack badminton player into her 80s. She was an artist in many media including ceramics, oil painting and knitting and a marvelous cook. Especially, she was our exemplary mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, daughter and sister and friend to many. She loved and lived life fully. We celebrate her life and mourn her loss. Edna had a strong faith and was a long-time member of St. James United Church in Waterdown. A funeral in keeping with her wishes will be held later with arrangements through Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home in Waterdown. Information regarding the service as it becomes available, and expressions of sympathy may be conveyed through the funeral home at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.

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BELL, Clayton W. of Teeswater

Posted by on July 25, 2016

387_clayt_bellClayton William “Clayt” Bell of Teeswater, passed away at Wingham and District Hospital on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Susan Kraemer-Bell (née Hamilton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Trevor Bell (Hazel) of Teeswater, Tamra Goetz (Kevin) of Mildmay and Todd Hamilton (Deb) of Teeswater.

Deeply missed by his grandchildren, Heather Bell (fiancé Tanis O’Connell), Trent Bell (friend Anna Darling), Taylor Goetz, Dawson Goetz, Darby Goetz, Avrie Goetz and Carmen Hamilton.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert Bell (Barb) of Hanover, Marilyn Buffo of Kincardine and Ron Weiss (Betty) of Seaforth.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and by members of the Hamilton and Duck families.

Predeceased by his son Moe Kraemer, parents, Albert and Hazel (née Donaldson) Bell, sisters Betty Moulton (Bill) and Audrey Weiss, brother-in-law John Buffo and father and mother-in-law George and Eileen Hamilton.

Clayt was very active in the Teeswater community. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years, a member of municipal council, former Fire Chief with the Teeswater Culross Fire Department and a part of the music group the Swamp Stompers.

A celebration to honour Clayt’s life will take place at the Teeswater Culross Community Centre (19 Marcy Street East), Teeswater on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with remembrances shared at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Culross Firefighters Association would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DeROSE, John “Homer” of Teeswater formerly of Wellesley

Posted by on July 25, 2016

John DeRoseJohn Roy “Homer” DeRose of R. R. #2 Teeswater and formerly of Wellesley, passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 in his 70th year.

Beloved husband of Margaret DeRose (née Moessner) of R. R. #2 Teeswater.

Dear brother of Marianne and Lloyd Schneider of Kitchener, Michael and Patricia DeRose of Drayton, Suzanne and Albert Keinapple of Dundalk, Carol DeRose of Ottawa and Mark and Angela DeRose of Prescott.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Also survived by his mother-in-law Lore Moessner and sister-in-law Ingrid Horst (Bill) all of Brunner.

Predeceased by his parents Vernon and Patricia (née Colyer) DeRose, sister Tamaris DeRose and father-in-law Erwin Moessner.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

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

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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O’MALLEY, Mary (McNamara) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on July 19, 2016

O'Malley, Mary (small)Mary Ellen O’Malley (née McNamara) formerly of Wingham and Teeswater passed away peacefully with family by her side at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels on Sunday, July 17th, 2016, at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Charles O’Malley who predeceased her in 1993.

Loving mother of Maureen Steinbach (Steve) of Cambridge, Mary Helen Deakin (Don) of Killaloe, Catherine O’Connor of Stratford, Edward O’Malley of Teeswater, Patricia Devitt (Blake) of Kincardine, Terrance O’Malley (Mary) of Elmwood and Teresa Blackwell (Ben) of Teeswater.

Missed by 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Camilla (Duggan) McNamara, son Richard O’Malley, son-in-law Terence O’Connor, sister Catherine Crunican (John) and brother Richard McNamara (Marian).

Mary taught with the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board for a number of years. She retired as Principal of Sacred Heart School in Wingham in 1985.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, (14 Gordon Street West) Teeswater on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ronald McDonald House, Southwestern Ontario or the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HANLEY: WILLIAM (BILL) FRANCIS OF SARNIA

hanleywebWILLIAM (BILL) FRANCIS HANLEY

January 30, 1944-July 3, 2016

Like a butterfly in flight,

You drifted to paradise,

A journey to the rainbows end,

                                         Leaving broken hearts to mend.

It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) Hanley. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of many.

Bill was a dedicated and proud retiree of CSX Rail Transport. He always had exciting stories to share about his adventures on the railroad. He was a die hard NY Yankees fan and never missed a game. When he wasn’t watching the Yankees or Red Wings, Bill loved heading out to catch a Sarnia Sting game with his family. He was always quick with a joking remark and funny face, Bill liked to make us all laugh. He was loved by all who met him.

Bill is survived by his loving wife Jean (Fournie), daughter Darlene (Glen Bonham), son Dennis (Alexis Mulyk), son Mike (Jessica Fisher), siblings Bob and Wendy Hanley, Patty and Doug Kennington, many grandchildren Dustin and Nikki Barwise, Tasha Barwise, Collin, Mya, Ava, Noah, great grandchildren Bella and Bentley and many nieces and nephews Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Ann Hanley. He will be greatly missed by his loyal kitten Katie.

His family will forever cherish his gift of love, support and generosity. A loving and soulful man, who has always been there for us, Bill will be missed dearly, but forever in our hearts.

Please join Bill’s family in a celebration of his life that will be held at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Road, Camlachie on Sunday July 10, 2016 from 1-4pm. We invite friends and family to come to share fond memories and stories of Bill’s life and remember this great man.

Charitable donations can be made to Sarnia St. Joseph’s hospice.

 

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

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BRERETON: MAZIE OF SARNIA

  breretonwebBRERETON MAZIE (nee NICHOLS) – Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice at age 92, beloved wife of the late Elroy Brereton, loving mother of Brenda (James) Dean of Wellesley, and Matt (Kim) Brereton of Corunna. Dear Grandmother of Kelly, Candice, Marshall, Casey and great grandmother to Chanon, Presley, Sam and Mya.

Sister of the late Malcolm Nichols (2016), Madeline and Maxine. Mazie was a #1 Major League Baseball Fan. On her last day Roberto Alomar sent her a personal message “Hi Mazie.” She appreciated all her friends at Thompson Gardens and Tim Hortons. Mazie was fondly nicknamed “Prom Queen” and the “Road Runner” given to her by Dad. She loved life to the fullest and always was a willing participant.

Mazie was an inspiration to all.

The family would like to thank Dr. Crombeen, Palliative Care at Bluewater Health and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their professional compassion.  At Mazie’s request there will be no funeral services. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband in Wyoming Cemetery.

 Mazie is gone to the Great Baseball game in the sky where they serve Timmies.

 

“Gone to Tim Hortons”

 

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations to the St. Josephs Hospice or Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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MALCOLM: Mary Dianne (nee McGrath) of Carrying Place , formerly of Waterloo

Posted by on June 29, 2016

MALCOLM, Mary Dianne (nee McGrath); Of Carrying Place, formerly of Waterloo, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with COPD, with her beloved husband of 30 years, Jim at her side, at the age of 72. Survived by sons Christopher and Michael Macfarlane, step children Peggy Bosch (Michael) and Ian Malcolm (Jennie), step grandchildren Liela and Kailey Malcolm. Also survived by sister Barbara McGrath. Predeceased by parents Frank and Mary McGrath, brothers Ron, Tom and Pat McGrath. According to Dianne’s wishes cremation has taken place.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment at a later date.

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Many thanks to Doctors Nyholt, Harrison, Campbell and Griffin and to Paramed Home Care for their compassionate care during this difficult time.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

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TENTHOREY: Donna Jean of Belleville, formerly of Bancroft

Posted by on June 27, 2016

TENTHOREY, Donna Jean, of Belleville and formerly of Bancroft, passed away at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late George Tenthorey. Eldest daughter of Mrs. Myrtle Edwards, and the late Gordon Edwards. Dear mother of Michael of Mississauga, and David (Heather) of Newmarket. Dear grandmother of Victoria, Ryne (Samantha), and Kallie Tenthorey. Donna is also survived by three sisters and by one brother: Sharon Lee, of Toronto;  JoAnne Gunter, of Belleville; Debbie (Steve) Tulloch, of Kitchener; and Jim (Dora) Edwards, of Barrie. Donna is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

The family will receive friends at L’Amable Bible Chapel in L’Amable, on Wednesday, June 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Funeral service will be held at L’Amable Bible Chapel, on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 11:00 am.   Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bancroft.

Memorial Donations to the ‘Gideons’ or to L’Amable Bible Chapel would be appreciated by the family.

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

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.

ROSENBOHM: Herman, of London

Posted by on June 19, 2016

Peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on June 17, 2016, Herman Rosenbohm, of London, age 87. Herman was born in Hagen, Germany to the late Wilhelm and Catharine (Hinte) Rosenbohm.  Beloved husband of the late Rosa (Mathes) Rosenbohm (1982) and companion of the late Dina Moslinger (2008).  Dearly loved father of Ernie Rosenbohm (Cathy), Ida Rosenbohm, the late Erika Weber, Helga Weber, and Rosemary Crawford (Rocky).  Cherished Opa to grandchildren Jay Adams (Lesley) and Kim Misic (Jim).  Adoring Big Opa to great-grandchildren Kyla and Cole, whom he always greeted with chocolate bars in hand. Herman retired from Uniroyal in Kitchener, ON.  His retirement years were spent in Kitchener, Guelph and London.  He was an avid traveller, a big soccer and hockey fan and a true animal lover.  Herman was a large supporter of charitable causes of all kinds.  In keeping with Herman’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There is neither a visitation nor a funeral home service.  A private family service will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener of which he was a member. Those who wish to make a memorial donation may consider the London Regional Cancer Program or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.

MORGAN, Charlene of Kitchener

Posted by on June 14, 2016

Charlene Morgan – of Kitchener passed away at her residence on Monday June 13, 2016 at the age of 69.

Mother of James Morgan and grandmother of Angel.  Survived by her twin sister Ellen and her brother Jim.

Predeceased by her parents James and Lena (Greensides) Anthony and her sister Joan.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Freeport Campus of Grand River Hospital appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) http://www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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