CAREY, Laura Rosalie (Masse) of Mount Carmel, age 100

Posted by on December 12, 2017

CAREY:  Peacefully, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, with family by her side, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Laura Rosalie (Masse) Carey of Mount Carmel, age 100.  Beloved wife of the late Hubert James Carey (1983).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul Carey of Mount Carmel, Margaret Girard of Windsor, Donald and Margaret Carey of Mount Carmel, Patrick and Mary-ann Carey of RR 2, Lucan, Geraldine Carey of Windsor.  Cherished grandma of Tracey Girard, Brian Girard, Catherine (Rod) Bustamante, Stephen Micallef, Philip (Jessica) Carey, Maureen (Michael) Barclay, Janet Carey, Michael Moore, Caroline (Jeff) Van Lith, Julia Moore and Lydia Moore and great-grandma of Darnell Girard, Victoria and Andrew Bustamante, Laura  and Caitlin Barclay, Lochlan  and Reese Van Lith.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of John Masse of Windsor, Donald and Sheila Masse of Chatham, Norman and Terri-Lou Masse of Detroit, Geraldine Ducharme, Monica Masse, Stella Masse all of Windsor.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Paul and Jane (Geromette) Masse, daughters Rosalie Carey (1970), Theresa Carey (2003), Irene and Charles Micallef (both in 2014), siblings Patrick, Dennis, Ernest, Gerald (Rita) Masse, Louise (Leonard) Parent and Rita (Mac) Fry (Don Meloche), brother-in-law Sam Ducharme, sister-in-law Liz Masse.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. with CWL prayers being offered at 7:30 p.m. followed by parish and family prayers being offered at 7:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel.    If desired, memorial donations, (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LINKLETTER: Geraldine (Geri) (Unser) recently of Lucan and formerly of Kipling, Saskatchewan

Posted by on December 12, 2017

LINKLETTER: Geraldine (Geri) (Unser) – Passed away peacefully at the age of 64, at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Geri was recently of Lucan, Ontario and formerly of Kipling, Saskatchewan. Beloved wife of David Linkletter. Dear mother of Shannon (Cory) Johansen, Leslie Hill, and Trish (Ryan) McInnis all of Calgary, and Erin (Steven) Thorne of Lucan. Loving grandmother of Katrina and Emily; Samantha and Kyle; Lillian and Henry. Daughter-in-law of Peggy Linkletter of Calgary. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Glenn (Shannen) Unser of Idaho, Roseanne (Norman) Lapierre of Weyburn, Joretta (Gerald) King of Manor, Lynn (Lyle) Serack of Unity, Duane (Candy) Bye of Manor, Michael (Kim) Linkletter of Calgary and Lewis Linkletter of Toronto. Geri will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Casper and Mary Unser;  Regina and Ken Bye; and father-in-law Donald Linkletter. Geri gave the gift of music to so many through her passionate career as a music teacher, loved painting and dedicated her life to serving God through her involvement in the Catholic Church.

Friends may call at the St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Cremation with interment into St. Patrick Cemetery, Lucan.

Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation (Regional Cancer Program) would be appreciated by the family.

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WALLACE: LeRoy O. of Strathroy

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 LeRoy Odone Wallace of Strathroy passed after a brief illness at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, at the age of 95.  Born January 3, 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Harvey Iliff Wallace and Maria Wallace (nee Odone).  Loving husband of the late Mary Wallace (nee Hummell) (1991).  Beloved father of Maria (Richard) Cupples and Ruth (the late Martin) Quenneville.  Predeceased by his much loved only son Iliff Wallace (1996).  Dear grandfather of Arianne (Erik) Elmauer, Richard Cupples and Michelle Quenneville and great grandfather of Edwin and Everett Elmauer.  Survived by his daughter-in-law Mary Anne Wallace and his sisters-in-law Mabel (Dick) Justus and Sheila Hummell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  LeRoy was a lead airplane mechanic during WW2 in England.  His specialty was the Lancaster Airplane.  Longtime resident of Strathroy, he owned and operated L.O. Wallace Refrigeration Ltd for 40 years.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Foundation, Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation or a charity of your choice.  Maria and Ruth want to personally thank the entire staff of Newbury Hospital including nurse practitioner Terri Quayle for their loving compassionate care of their dad LeRoy.  We also want to thank Dr. T. Wolder for his care over the years.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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BOURNE: WESLEY LLOYD OF SARNIA

Posted by on December 12, 2017

BOURNE WESLEY LLOYD– Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 11, 2017, Wesley Lloyd Bourne, age 78, of Sarnia passed away. Wesley is pre-deceased by his wife Patricia Bourne and daughter Debbie Long. He was the loving father to Jean Pattison and Lee-Anne (Ivan) Cicchini. Dear grandfather to David, Brian, Vanessa, Emily, Carissa, Kevin and Wesley. He worked for the City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation and was a retired Minister at New Apostolic Church. Visitation will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 pm. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
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HORNER: Janet of London

Posted by on December 12, 2017

HORNER, Janet Evelyn May…
Peacefully in her sleep at her residence on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Janet Horner went home to be with her Lord and Savior in her 83rd year. Cherished sister of the late Richard Horner (Marjorie) of Nova Scotia and Ruth Rowe (the late Gerry). Dear aunt of the late David Horner, Philip Horner (Eileen), Deborah Horner-Richardson (Kevin), Esther Roorda (Doug), Scott Rowe (Mary Ann), Anne Wong (K-H), Mary Goral (Michael), Jane Greenwell (Garry) and Paul Rowe (Karissa). Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Mabel Horner. Janet will also be dearly missed by her great nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received by the family from 9-11 am on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at Grace Point Baptist Church, 3143 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:30pm. Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LUTTERMAN: Dorothy of London

Posted by on December 12, 2017

LUTTERMAN, Dorothy….

Dorothy Marion Luttermann (Hayward) passed away peacefully in London on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at the age of 79. Dorothy was a loving and generous mother to Marcus (Jenni), Tom (Marian) and Annette (Todd). She will always be “Gran” to Julien, Madeleine, Sacha, Noah and Danika. Dorothy will be missed by her dear sisters Elizabeth (Bob) and Susan (Stu), nieces and nephews, Linda, David (Christy), James and Christopher. Dorothy graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in 1960 before becoming a mother. After losing the love of her life, husband Rudi in 1979, Dorothy returned to nursing, caring for patients in their own homes through the Red Cross. She always treated everyone with the greatest respect, valuing the diversity and richness of human thought and culture. Living most of her life in the “Forest City”, Dorothy enjoyed the beauty of the trees as they changed with the seasons and played host to birds and other wildlife. She was a resilient and compassionate woman; a sharp hand with a cryptic crossword, and had a loving hand with the knitting needles – to keep us all warm! One of Dorothy’s pleasures was to share her great love of literature, whether it be serious poetry, classic plays, or comic witticisms. Reading aloud was always a delight to her patients and to her children and grandchildren when they were young. She will live on in the happy and caring times we had together.

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
-Emily Dickinson

Dorothy’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the very caring and compassionate health professionals who helped Mum so much on her last day. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10 am. A Celebration of Life will be held next spring in London, when the flowers are in bloom again. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LASHBROOK: Harley, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 11, 2017

It is with sadness that the family announces the death of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas Harley Lashbrook.  Harley was born on February 4, 1929 in Rodney, Ontario.  He was the son of the late Ernest and Florence (née Fairles) Lashbrook.  Survived and dearly loved by his wife, Nancy (née Ward) Lashbrook for 64 years.  Sadly missed by daughter, Dawn Lashbrook Chaytor (Paul), London and son, Ward Lashbrook (Colleen), Strathroy and grandchildren, Ryan (Gabrielle) Brett, Calgary, Jayna (Adam) Mansbridge, Okotoks, Alberta, Janessa (Patrick) McNeill, Ingolstadt, Germany and Brett Lashbrook (Abby), Strathroy as well as three great-granddaughters, Pearl, Emmalyn and Madeline.  Also remembered fondly by step-grandchildren, Rob Chaytor (Stacy), Georgetown and Lyndsey Knelson (Andy), Wasaga Beach and their children, Jackson, Kaia and Cooper.  Brother of Phyllis Thorne (Stan), Sarnia.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother, Lynn, brothers-in-law, Stanley Thorne and Ted Ward (late Bess) and sister-in-law, Shirley Lashbrook.

Harley worked for 42 years at Mercury-Sun Publications as assistant editor of the West Lorne Sun and the Rodney Mercury newspapers.  He was an active member of the West Lorne Kiwanis club for 64 years.  He was chairman of the West Lorne Kiwanis Music Festival for over 25 years and recipient of the Mel Osborne Award, the highest honour for a Kiwanian.  He spent 25 years on village council – 15 as Councillor and 10 as Reeve.  He also served on Elgin County Council for 10 years and on the Elgin County Library Board for 10 years.  Harley was a local historian and a member of the West Elgin Genealogy and Historical Society.  He was a former member of Rodney United Church as well as the West Lorne United Church.  He was a former barbershop singer and a big asset to the Rodney church choir.  Harley received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his involvement in the community.  He was the author of a few books on local history and assisted with Harvest of Memories put out by Elgin County.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Daffodil Society of West Elgin or Four Counties Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the Funeral Service will commence at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery at a later date.

 

Like a worn out type

He is returned to the Founder

In hopes of being recast

In a better and more perfect mould

-30-

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OLIVEIRA: Jose Leandro “Joe”, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 11, 2017

It is with great sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of Jose Leandro “Joe” Oliveira, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 89, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Beloved husband of Maria Alzira.  Loving father of Maria De Lourdes Carvalho (Amandio), Tony Oliveira (Anne Baird) and Aida Trudell (Mike).  Cherished grandfather of Tina and Jesse Melo, Bela and Frank Franz, Lena and Tom Gabriel, Michael and Candice Oliveira, Mindy and Tim Sweeney and Madisyn Trudell.  Remembered by great-grandchildren Skyla, Kaydence, Brooklyn, Logan, Mason, Maddix, Rilynn, Decklyn, Taylor, Dustin and Mackenzie.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, December 12th from 6-9 p.m.  Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from St. Mary’s Catholic Parish.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  If desired, donations to a charity of choice.

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HUTTON: Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney) of London, Ontario (formerly of Forest, Ontario)

Posted by on December 10, 2017

HUTTON, Marilyn Kathleen (Egelton/Quinney)

Died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2017, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, in her 89th year.  Daughter of the late Aylmer E. and the late Alice Mary (Horton) Quinney.  Beloved wife of the late Duncan (Fred) Hutton (1999).  Survived by twin daughters Kathryn McConnell (Ronald) and Barbara Egelton, all of London.  Cherished grandma of Kristy Thompson (Jamie), Michael McConnell (Judy), Nicholas McConnell (2003) and Bradley Egelton.  Truly blessed and proud to have become a great-grandma to Lily and Nolan McConnell.  Loving only sister to Doris MacArthur (2015) (Bob) of London, brothers-in-law David (2017) (Peg) Hutton, late Dr. William (late Evelyn) Hutton, late James Hutton, and sisters-in-law late Mina (late Hugh) Kersey, late Mary (late Jack) Keith, and late Rona (late Wally) Bisbee.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Always remembered by her very special friends Jack and Norma Aitken of London, Ontario, and their 3 children and families.  Marilyn was no stranger to a life of always working hard to provide the very best for her two girls, who she adored to the moon and back.  Her city life from London to a farm life in Forest started in 1965 when she married Fred.  She worked at the Royal Trust Bank in Forest for many years, made many friends while at her job, until her retirement.  Even with her busy life working, plus helping out on the farm, both her and Fred made time to enjoy their 4 grandchildren and take them on a few holidays.  Trips to Florida and Arizona were enjoyed as well, when snow was on the ground and Fred wasn’t busy with his farming.  She truly seemed to enjoy her ‘farm life’ until Fred passed away, at which time she would move to London to become closer to her girls and their families.  At Marilyn’s request, there will be no visitation, and flowers are gratefully declined.  As an expression of sympathy, please consider the charity of your choice.  Cremation has taken place.  There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date with interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest, Ontario.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST (519) 786-2401  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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STRIKE: David of London

Posted by on December 10, 2017

STRIKE, David…

With his daughter by his side on Friday, December 8, 2017, David Edward Walter Strike in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Imogen Ruth Johanna (Barth) Strike for 62 years. Loving father of Vanessa Martine Strike (Stephen). Adoring Papa of Christian David Strike (Kailagh) and Anikah Rose Strike-Sapp and Great-Papa of Blaise. Dear brother of Molly Sandle (Ted). Missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Rosemary, Joan, Doris, Mary and Olive. As per his Military Service Record, David was “a reliable, hard-working, trustworthy, conscientious man, honest and of sober habits. He is willing and cheerful and has carried out his duties in a very efficient manner”. No words have ever been so true about a person. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Dr. Karen Lo and the amazing staff at McGarrell Place for their care and compassion. Friends will be received by the family from 1-2pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church, 310 Southdale Road East, London ON N6E 1A1, where the funeral service will be held at 2pm. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London ON N6A 3A1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017

 

Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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JANZEN: Kimberley Diane of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on December 8, 2017

Janzen, Kimberley Diane

Peacefully with her family by her side, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 55 years. Beloved wife of Larry Janzen. Dear mother of Christina Kroesbergen (Jonathan). Grandmother of Aiden, Isaac, and Claire. Daughter of Shirley Hotham (late Ted). Sister of Cindy, and Wayne (Debbie). Aunt of Melissa (Alex), Katelyn, Derrick, and Leslie.  Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy, on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon, December 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LIPPERT, Larry “Swamper” Michael of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58

Posted by on December 8, 2017

LIPPERT:  Unexpectedly, while doing what he loved the most, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, Larry “Swamper” Michael Lippert, of Sarnia, formerly of Crediton, age 58.  Beloved companion of Nancy (Smith) Richards.  Forever loved son of Jeannette Wales of Exeter.  Dear brother of Lynda Heywood and Lisa Lippert both of Exeter and brother-in-law of Henry and Patti Smith of Brampton, Greg and Kris Smith of St. Catharines, Jane and Kevin Armstrong of Iron Bridge.  Larry will be missed by Nancy’s children Sam and Alex Richards and his mother and father-in-law Earl and Rita (Ingram) Smith of Iron Bridge. Fondly remembered by his canine companions Bella and the late Piper (2013).  Also remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his father Earl Lippert (2012) and step-father Ted Wales (2006).  At Larry’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held at the Crediton Community Centre on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2 p.m.  Swamper began his trucking career at the age of 18, working his entire 40+ year career with Earl Lippert Trucking.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Easter Seals or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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INSLEY: Ruth Louise (Schwartz) of Exeter and formerly of Woodham

Posted by on December 8, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at South Huron Hospital, on Friday, December 8, 2017, of Exeter formerly of Woodham in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Edward (Ted) Insley (1997).  Dear mother of Karen Insley-Windsor of Huron Park and the late Murray Insley (Oct. 2017) and mother-in-law of Pauline Insley of Mt. Carmel.  Dear grandmother of Joshua and Adam Windsor; and Chad and Nicole Insley.  Dear sister of Doris Ohmayer of Crediton.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.  Predeceased by a brother Claire Schwartz and a brother-in-law Karl Ohmayer.  Ted and Ruth operated Insley’s General Store for over 28 years in Woodham. Ruth was an active member of the UCW for more than 50 years in Woodham and Exeter and spent 25 years as a member of Exeter United Church choir.  She volunteered at South Huron Hospital, was a member of the hospital auxiliary and a volunteer at the Exeter Villa.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 11AM with Rev. Laurie O’Leary officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, the LHSF – Esophageal Cancer, or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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GORDON: Diane Evlyn, of Dutton

Posted by on December 8, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Diane Evlyn Gordon (née Chitty) peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Diane was the first baby boomer born on May 9, 1945 to the late John Chitty and Lillian (née Barr).  Lovingly remembered by her children Tracy Gordon (Steve Ferguson), Clayton Gordon and Ritch Gordon (Sherry).  Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Diane was the last surviving of all her siblings.  Predeceased by sisters; Sally, Bev and Jacci.  Predeceased also by her infant son, David.  Many thanks to the PSW’s, Monica and Charlene and the staff at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  A private celebration of Diane’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE (519-785-0810).

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SMITH: Donald of London

Posted by on December 8, 2017

SMITH, Donald….

On December 7, 2017, Donald Russell Smith passed peacefully at University Hospital in his 88th year. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Mary Elizabeth Iris Smith (nee Trafford). Loving father of Linda Glassford (John), Richard Smith (Krystyna), Donna Smith (Brent), Patricia Postma (Mike) and Kathy Stallaert (Eric). Cherished grandfather of Brad, Kim, Robert, Jim, Jennifer, Mark, Leah, Jill, Alex, Melissa, Adam and David, and great-grandfather of Ronan, Kieran, Kalani, Carly, Bryce, Kayla, Izzy, Caidan, Evie and Hannah. Caring brother of Mary Kotanko. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his two sisters; Dorothy Pamplin and Edna Racher. Don retired from the OPP as Traffic Sergeant District 1 after 32 years of committed service. Donald was an honourable man who leaves behind a legacy of hard work and family values. A private family funeral service to be held with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BAKER: Harold Stanley of London

Posted by on December 8, 2017

BAKER, Harold Stanley…

Peacefully surrounded by his family, in his 91st year on December 6, 2017. Beloved Husband of Joyce for 64 years. Cherished Dad of Sherri Cheadle (Burns), Tracey Baker (Andy) and Marci Kosac (Tony). Proud Grandfather of Kyle, Elysse, Greg (Karen), Richard, Ben, Jake and Lily. Brother of Thea, Dorothy, Vernon, and Raymond. Predeceased by Viola, Ernest, Roy, Hazel and Neil. Friends will be received by the family from 10am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin St, London, ON N6C 1E7, until the funeral service at 11am. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. James Westminster Anglican Church or the London Consistory Club (Masonic Lodge), 243 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6A 4V3. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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PAVAN: Tony of London

Posted by on December 8, 2017

PAVAN, Tony….

Unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, December 3, 2017, Anthony Pavan of London, in his 66th year. Spouse of Sandra Marie Pavan (Thompson). Loving father of Michael Anthony Pavan and Tara Marie Pavan (Max Guerin). Cherished brother of Michael Pavan (Estelle), Jerry Crawford (Joyce Persad) and Lesley Pavan (Brad Stevens). Tony loved a good read as much as he enjoyed a spirited debate. When not doing those things, he enjoyed outdoor pursuits; hunting, fishing and cottaging with his family. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited for a Celebration of Tony’s Life at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6-9 pm. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, ON N6A 3A1 or the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 410-245 Englinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4P 3J1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

“Experience is the teacher of all things.”
-Julius Caesar

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READ: Betty of London

Posted by on December 8, 2017

READ, Betty….

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Read passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London in her 87th year. Beloved wife of Robert A. “Bob” Read for over 66 years. Dear mother of Peggy Read of Burlington, Cathy Grasby (Bill) and Craig Read both of London. Cherished grandmother of Graham Janson (Sarah Couchie), Naomi Kuehnbaum (Adam), Heidi Janson, Erica Jewer (Tristan), Luke Grasby (Jill Audette), Paul Grasby (Hannah Bushby), Jessie Read, Adam Read and Cole Read. Much loved great-grandmother of Lincoln, Brielle, Chloe and Lincoln. Will be greatly missed by her nephew W. Scott Gray. Predeceased by her son David Read and her sister Jean Gray. Betty had a long and rewarding career in the legal secretary field. She took pride in her children and their families and was thrilled to become a new great-grandmother. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, ON N6C 1E7 on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1 pm. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to Wesley-Knox United Church. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SCHOLTES: Johannes Antonius “John” of Strathroy

Posted by on December 7, 2017

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Johannes “John” Antonius Scholtes at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in his 91st year.  Loving husband of Christina Scholtes (nee Vander Ende) for 67 years.  Beloved father of Jane (Bruce) McDonald, Cathy (Dave) Orr, Rob (Cheryl) Scholtes and the late John H. Scholtes (1985).  Dear grandfather of Scott (Myra), Sarah (Chris), Rob (Kim), Chrissy, Tom (Cindy), Dave (Jennifer), Amanda (Daniel), Don, Theresia (Alex), Peter, Adriana and Christina and 8 great grandchildren.  Survived by his sisters-in-law Mary Vander Ende, Valerie Scholtes, Wil Vander Ende and many nieces and nephews in Canada, Holland and Australia.  John and Christine immigrated to Canada in 1950 to a farm in Byron.  John then worked for over 50 years in the insurance industry throughout SW Ontario.  He was active in the Cursillo Movement and COR for many years and active in minor hockey and local organizations.  Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Strathroy on Monday, December 11th at 11:00 am with Fr. Thomas Blondin officiating.  Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary or to All Saints Catholic Church.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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AMOND: Juliette Marie of North Bay

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Amond, Juliette Marie (nee McAlpine)
The family announces with heavy hearts her peaceful passing, November 6th, 2017 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, at the age of 75 years. Wife of the late Edward A. Amond. Loving Mother of the late Gerald G. Amond (Teresa), Douglas L. Amond (Margaret) and Gordon E. Amond (Carole). Predeceased by brothers James Stewart and Russell Stewart. Loving sister to Mrs. Alvina Sparks, Mrs. Margaret Henderson (Guy), Mrs Jean McGregor, and Mr. Frank McAlpine (Nicole), all of Northern Ontario. Also sister to Mr. John McAlpine and Mrs. Helen Peloquin of Southern Ontario. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A formal family celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2018 with all family members and friends. Donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre c/o the Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.

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KELLY: Margaret of London

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KELLY, Margaret
1922 – 2017

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, two weeks before her 95th birthday, at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care. Born in Wales of the United Kingdom, she was predeceased by her sister Lena Western and brother Arthur Picton. Cherished mother of Ann Clawson (Steve) and Rob Kelly (Helga). Treasured grandmother of Mike Clawson (Raquel), Scott Clawson, Stephanie and Michelle Kelly. Loving great-grandmother of Sage, Neve, Rayne and Willow Clawson. Margaret immigrated to Canada in 1956 with her husband, Tom Kelly settling in Sarnia, Ontario where she lived and worked most of her life. She helped with the formation of the United Kingdom Club where she made many friendships. She was also a dedicated member of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), Canatara Chapter, who are dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals through community supports. She never forgot her roots – making many trips to England to visit her siblings, nieces and nephews. She loved travelling and enjoyed many holidays with her good friend Mary. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She never missed those occasions where everyone was together and was always ready to have a laugh. She was a wonderful friend to many and always ready to have a cup of tea and good conversation. She will be loved and missed forever. We would like to thank all the staff of Westmount Gardens for all their care and compassion over the last few years. Friends will be received by family on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret are asked to consider the I.O.D.E. and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LOVE: Gerry of Grand Bend

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At home in the arms of his wife of 54 years, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, Gerald “Gerry” M. Love of Grand Bend, in his 78th year. Loving husband and partner of Brenda Jane (Mollard) Love. Loved father of Paul and Jane Love, Heather Dickey, Brent and Marilyn Love. Cherished grandpa of Trevor Love, Kyle Dickey and Sarah Dickey. Dear brother-in-law of Eric and Betty Ann Mollard, Peter and Judy Mollard and Betty Love. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Colin and M. Fern (Gill) Love, brothers Morley and Glenn. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Susan Moore Officiating. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Gerry and Brenda farmed together for 46 years in Stephen Township. He was a former delivery driver for Russell’s ESSO and Dave Moore Fuels. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to One Care – Adult Day Care Program, Grand Bend or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

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Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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LAMONT, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Deborah Ann Lamont (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Monday, December 4th, 2017, at the age of 58.

Cherished daughter of Lloyd and Joyce (née Caskanette) Dwinnell of Teeswater.

Dear mother of Amy Giles (Kelvin) of Teeswater, Julie Lamont of Guelph, Melanie Guptill (Sandy) and James Lamont all of Listowel.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michelle and Emily Giles, Joseph, Colin, Anthony and Issah Lamont and Jordan Guptill.

Fondly remembered by her sister Cherie Hauck of Teeswater and nieces, Angela Hauck (Jamie Zadow) and Brooke Hauck (Andrew Larocque) and great-nephew Theodore.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place at Boomer’s Cosy Restaurant, Teeswater on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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