SHERWIN, Alice Elizabeth of London, Ontario

Posted by on November 15, 2014

SherwinAlice WEBOn Thursday November 6, 2014, Alice Elizabeth Sherwin of London in her 86th year. Alice will be remembered for her decades of service to London as a public health nurse. She will be missed by her loving brother Gordon Sherwin and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her brother Rev. Robert Sherwin and her sister Margaret Young. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12 – 1 pm in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Center, Cobourg with a memorial service at 1 pm. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ROCK, Raymond of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on November 15, 2014

Rock 3Raymond Rock – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday November 14, 2014 in his 77th year. Raymond was a member of 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wartburg and a life member of the Atwood Lion’s Club where he willing served his community for 48 years. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his spare time.

Beloved husband of Marg (Dietze) Rock whom he married in 1961. Loving father of Matthew and Angie Rock, and Cheryl and Allan Krotz. Special grandpa of Rochelle Rock, Jasmine Rock, Nolan Krotz and Michelle, Jenna and Steve Morris and their daughter Olivia, and Kelby Krotz and Brett. Brother and brother-in-law of Barbara Rock, Mark H. and Kathy Rock, Joel and Marilyn Rock. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents John and Myrn (Diehl) Rock and his brothers Donald and John.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday November 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Lions Service at 8:45 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Raymond’s life will be held at 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4268 Road 135, Wartburg on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Kramer officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to 2nd St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Heeney, Elsie of Ridgetown formerly of Dutton

Posted by on November 14, 2014

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Peacefully, at Villa on the Ridge, in Ridgetown on Friday November 14, Elsie Evelyn [Sutton] Heeney, formerly of Dutton in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Terry [2009]. Dear mother of Janice Warne of Ridgetown, Donald of Rodney, Judy [Dan McMillan] of Duart, David [Melissa] Heeney of Dorchester. Loving grandmother of Magnus, Scott, Adam, Jill, Alisha, Alexandria, Sean, Samantha, Wyatt. Great grandmother of Harper and Avery. Dear sister of Ron Sutton and Ilene Rhodes. Elsie was born and raised in New Liskeard, attended teachers college in North Bay and taught elementary school in New Liskeard and Woodstock. She was a long time member of the Dutton Baptist Church and was an active member of the Hillyer Mission Circle. Mostly she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton Monday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 18 at 11:00 am. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden London at 3:00pm. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Dutton Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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SPENCER: Mary Jane, of London

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Spencer - edit #2 no glare APeacefully at Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care on Friday, November 14, 2014 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Harold (1992). Loving and caring mom of David, Richard (Bonita) and Ron (Mary). Cherished Grandma of Dale (Laurie), Blair, Jill (Rick Carroll), Phil, and Brad (Lauren Barrett) and great-grandma of Jaxon and Bailey. Dear sister of C.Hugh Hyslop and special cousin of Marnie Lancaster (Kelly Kellar). Sadly missed by her best friend Betty Cross. Mary Jane grew up and lived most of her life in Windsor, where she was a dedicated wife and mother and a long-term member of Campbell Baptist Church. She moved to London in 2005, where she spent her remaining years. At Mary Jane’s request cremation has taken place, and the visitation and service will be a private family gathering. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary Jane are asked to consider Alzheimer Society London Middlesex, or London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PETERS: Lois Marilyn (nee Closs) of London

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Peters - edited – Of London, Ontario passed on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London. Lois left this world peacefully and with much love surrounding her, following a battle with lymphoma. Born September 20, 1930 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, she was the only child of the late Adah Closs (nee Silverthorn) and Lorne Closs. Lois is survived and greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Melville Peters, and her daughter, Patricia (Anne-Marie) of Guelph. Teacher, singer and volunteer, Lois was an active, outgoing woman who enjoyed her family, friends, and her gardens. Lois began her teaching career in 1949 in a one-room schoolhouse near Chesley, Ontario. Following her marriage to Mel in 1953, Lois taught in Owen Sound, then Ottawa, and finally in London. A classroom teacher and a music teacher at the elementary level, Lois touched the lives of hundreds of students. Not one to shy away from challenges, Lois completed her BA at the University of Western Ontario as a mature student, while working full-time. Retirement from teaching in 1990 gave Lois and Mel the chance to travel, often enjoying bus trips to local and far-away destinations. A highlight for them was their cross-country bus trip through the southern US to California. A beautiful vocalist, Lois sang in her first church choir at the age of 13, in Meaford, Ontario. She participated in high school musicals, plays and glee clubs, and was a member of several community choirs, such as the “Owenaires” in Owen Sound and the “Perryettes” in Meaford. Lois led many church and school choirs, competed in countless music festivals, and sang at weddings and other events. A natural “director” in spirit, Lois was a dedicated volunteer over the years. She gave her talents and time to numerous aspects of the United Church, including the United Church Women (UCW), where she served as President; to the cherub and junior choirs, which Lois conducted for several years; to the Senior Choir, which she happily sang in until the age of 82; and to the Paper Rollers (a cheerful group of newspaper recyclers). Similarly dedicated to theImperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), Lois served as London’s Municipal President for four years and was instrumental for 16 years in the organizing and running of the London IODE garden tour. A more recent volunteer experience which gave Lois much happiness was the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO), where she combined her love of music and people into conducting a choir of loyal singers, and serving as entertainment chair for the RWTO convention in London. It is with deep sorrow that we say goodbye to Lois. But we are forever grateful to have shared our lives with her for these many years. She will be missed. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the staff of the London Regional Cancer Program, particularly to Dr. Ian Chin-Yee and the Hematology Department; to the home care and palliative programs of CCAC; to Dr. Kirk Hamilton and his palliative team; and to St. Joseph’s Hospice, where Lois spent her final weeks in the caring hands of wonderful staff and volunteers. The family will receive visitors on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a celebration of Lois’ life will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospice of London, or to the REnew Campaign at Riverside United Church. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PEMBLETON: Lela L. of London

Posted by on November 14, 2014

24594 Mrs. PembletonPEMBLETON, Lela L………Peacefully, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at University Hospital, Lela L.  (Romphf) Pembleton of London in her 96th year. Beloved wife of Donald N. Pembleton for 75 years.   Dear mother of D. Keith Pembleton and his wife Carolyn of London. Predeceased by her 4 sisters Della Atkinson, Eileen Potts, Nola Baker, Lucille Hunt, her 6 brothers Harvey, Everitt, Pete, Calvin, Reece and Wyman Romphf and her grandson Edward Pembleton.  Also loved by her 2 grandchildren Michael Pembleton, Krista Jo Pembleton (Christopher Groulx fiance) of London and her 5 great-granddaughters Katie, Windsor, Jennifer, Jordan and Juliana and her great-grandson Jordan and her nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received by the family from  2-4 and 7-9pm Sunday, November 16th at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, November 17th at 11:00 am with Philip Lowden of the Jehovah Witness officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 180 – 633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 or the Alzheimer Society of London, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HARRIES (Martin): Kaye Marie, of London

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Harries - EditedBorn in a massive snow storm in St. Marys in 1943, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. Kaye, a universally-loved teacher, mother and friend recently returned home to London from an exciting trip around the Mediterranean. Kaye will be forever missed by her daughter Sarah, son-in-law Ryan Kimber, and close family Mary, Steve, Paul and Jane, Linda and John, Lisa, Jim, Kate, Jenny, and Chris, as well as her wonderful neighbours, friends and the teaching and craft communities in which she was so actively involved. We will be forever grateful for the 71 years of learning, storytelling, theatre-going, crafting, travel and friendship that Kaye had to give to the world. All are welcome and encouraged to enjoy a celebration of Kaye’s life at the RiverBend Golf Community Clubhouse, 1200 Sandy Somerville Drive, London, on Sunday, November 23rd from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Sarah and Ryan are asking friends to make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LACZO, Jim of Wardsville

Posted by on November 14, 2014

At his home in Wardsville, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Imre “Jim” Laczo passed away in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (2005). Dear father of Tibor (Ted) and his wife Laura Jean and Jim and his wife Kathy and grandfather of Phillip and Curtis (Danielle) and great grandfather of Noah, Mikayla and Tanner. Also survived by one brother George (Elizabeth) in Hungary. Visitation Monday, November 17 from 1-2 p.m. at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St, Glencoe where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Rev. D. Matthew Bedard officiating. Interment to follow at North American Martyrs Cemetery, Wardsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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WINIA, Elmer of Strathroy formerly of Newbury

Posted by on November 14, 2014

Winia elmerPeacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014,at Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy Ulbe (Elmer) Winia formerly of Newbury passed away in his 84th year.  He will now be joined in heaven with his beautiful angel Gloria who passed away last December.  To know him was to love him.  He had a passion for the outdoors and passed the lumberjack legacy down to his 3 boys.  Elmer spent many years with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Rondeau Provincial Park where he was a maintenance mechanic.  He brought his family to Canada from Holland when he was just a teenager by working in the lumber camps in Northern Ontario.  Elmer liked to work on small engines, teach his boys how to cut down trees, teach his girls how to cut asparagus & pick cucumbers, planted the most fruitful vegetable gardens and was a devoted husband, Dad & Granddad to his many grandchildren & great – grandchildren.  Elmer will be dearly missed but never forgotten by his children Julien (Gail) Winia, Strathroy, late Mike (Michelle) Winia, Ted (Debi) Winia, Glencoe, Gloria Van Rycheghem, Thamesville, Tammy (Michael) McDade, Portland Maine, Rosie (Mark) Van Rycheghem, Kent Bridge, and Wendy (Tim) McCallum, Glencoe.  You will never be forgotten by your numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Also survived his brothers and sisters, Minne (Ann) of Holland, Simon (Alda) of Nova Scotia, Theresa (Roelof) of Fergus, Pietje (Lorne)of Wardsville, Jane (late John) of London and Hilda of Wardsville.  Predeceased by 2 sisters Gertie and Ann. Visitation at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes st. Glencoe on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday November 15 at 11am. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

GOODBYES ARE NOT FOREVER, GOODBYES ARE NOT THE END, THEY SIMPLY MEAN I’LL MISS YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

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RIDDELL: Hilda of London

Posted by on November 13, 2014

Riddell (edited)RIDDELL, Hilda – Hilda passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in her 99th year, after a short stay at Elmwood Place. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Murray Riddell (2002). Dearly missed by her two sons John and Paul. She will also be missed by her last living sister Alberta “Pody” Schneider, Pody’s children Lynn and Dan and their families. (Hilda had three sisters. All lived well into their 90s.) Fondly remembered by her lifelong friend Anne Temple and her family; Jean Wellwood, Ron Carrothers, Murray Abbey, David Young; and by her neighbours on Warren Road. Hilda was a dedicated wife and mother, straightforward and grounded in her ways. She never complained! She loved her family, relatives, and friends – with all her heart. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital and Elmwood Place for their dedication, care and concern for Hilda’s health and well-being. A graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive, London, on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at noon. Donations may be given to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DOUGLAS, Lois Jean (nee Wiper)

Posted by on November 13, 2014

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79 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Erie Glen Manor. Beloved mother of Kevin Douglas, Karen Douglas, Kathy Bechard, Kay Gee (Scott), Kim Treanor (Scott). Loving grandmother of Krystal & Bobby, Michael, Ashley & Matthew, Tom, Kurstin, Sydney; and great grandmother of Kaleigh, Noah, and Aliyah. Dear sister of Elva, Sylvia, Pat, Dwain, Ruth, Lloyd and Whitney; and predeceased by Murray, Betty, Robert, James and Harold. Special thank you from the family to all the staff of Erie Glen Manor, Beth Reid, Cathy McWhinnie, dear family friend Bev Collard, and everyone else who touched her life. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service, from the funeral home, to celebrate Lois’ life on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Cremation has already taken place. A Private Family inurnment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. If you wish to donate in Lois’ memory the family has asked that donations be made to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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BROKENSHIRE: Mrs. Jean (nee Wallis), of St. Thomas, Ontario and formerly of R.R.7, St. Thomas

Posted by on November 13, 2014

BROKENSHIRE, Mrs. Jean (nee Wallis), of St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.7, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of James M. Brokenshire. Dearly loved mother of Lois Hamilton (Jim) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Meg Moore (Greg) of St. Thomas, Kenzie Dennis (Jason) of Frome, Dr. James Brokenshire (Dr. Andrea Brokenshire) of Toronto, and Dr. Paula Brokenshire (Dr. Brandon Van Torre) of St. Thomas. Proud great grandmother of Grayson and Kerris Moore, Mitchell and Jack Dennis, and Sadie Brokenshire. Dear sister of Gwendolyn Hepburn of R.R.1, St. Thomas, Marion McKenzie of London, and William Wallis of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Stanley and Diane Brokenshire of Agincourt, and Lila Brokenshire of Dutton, daughter-in-law, Pat Baker of St. Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, William Brokenshire and a sister, Betty Wallis. Born in Talbotville, ON, December 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Margaret (nee Meek) Wallis. Jean was a former employee of P.R. Locke Insurance, St. Thomas. She was a life member of Talbotville United Church, as well as a life member of the U.C.W. of the church. The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care that Jean received at Extendicare, Port Stanley and Elgin Manor, R.R.1, St. Thomas. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at Talbotville United Church, 10734 Sunset Road, Talbotville on Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Following cremation, a private family graveside service will be held at Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to Talbotville United Church or the STEGH Foundation (re: Digital Mammography Unit) will be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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LAYE: Betty (Sims) of Exeter formerly of Crediton

Posted by on November 13, 2014

Laye, Betty-W150At the Exeter Villa on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 of Exeter and formerly of Crediton in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late James (Jim) Laye (1995). Dear mother of Bob and Barb Laye of Exeter, Larry and Karen Laye of London, Mary Laye and Eugene Becker of Dashwood, and Mark and Sharon Laye of Crediton.Dear grandmother of Rianne and Brian, Vannesa and Cam, Alicia and Charlie; Mandy and Mel, Luke and Pam and Larry Jr.; Mark Jr. and Becky, Corey and Haley and Zakery. Great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Danica, Maaike, Roscoe, Luke, Samantha, David, Canon, Keira, Mason and Kurtis. Dear sister of Doris (Dodi) Edwards of Exeter. Predeceased by her son Terry, brother Alvin Sims, sister-in-law Helen Sims, brother-in-law Jim Edwards, parents Elizabeth and Samuel Jobe Sims and her friend Russel Clark.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 AM with Pastor Scott Stein officiating.

Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donation to the Exeter Villa or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Hooper: Jack age 91 of Dreseden

Posted by on November 12, 2014

unnamedHooper: Jack  one of the last remaining WWII veterans in the Dresden area, passed away on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at age 91, just hours after witnessing his final Remembrance Day service.  His enthusiasm for life and youthful exuberance was present until his final days.  Jack is now reunited with his wife Norma (Nov. 13, 2011), daughter Barbara, sister Helen Glover, brother Herbert Hooper and many other friends and family members who passed before him that will welcome him with open arms. Jack lived his entire life in Dresden, putting smiles on faces all over town. His presence will be dearly missed at Canadian Canners, Branch 113 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the horse barns at Dresden Raceway, Park Street Place Retirement Residence and Tomiko Lake in Northern Ontario. His memory will continue to shine in the lives of his son Barry and son-in-law Rod Lorimer (Brenda), grandchildren Emily and Dan (Lisa). Jack was a life member and former Past President of the Dresden Legion Br. 113. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Saturday November 15 from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Canadian Legion Br. 113 Dresden will conduct a Legion Memorial Service at the funeral home Saturday at 12:45 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made by cheque to Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

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Fountain, James William of Dutton

Posted by on November 12, 2014

James William Fountain
November 11, 2014
Jim, beloved husband of Ruth (deceased), loving father, grandfather and brother, passed suddenly after a brief illness at London Health Science Centre – Victoria Campus, surrounded by his family. Jim was known by all as a loving and gregarious person who gave of himself and always reached out in kindness to others. He was the proud owner/operator of Fountain’s Custom Drapery, first in Burlington and then in London for over 50yrs – known for his excellence in custom design drapery/upholstery. Jim is survived by his children Phyllis Laufman of Dutton, Jacqueline Fountain of London, Jeffrey Fountain and Jennifer (spouse) of Hamilton, Cheryl Fountain-Gore and Randolph (spouse) of Iona Station and Eric Fountain. He is survived by his beloved grandchildren Kaitlyn, Ayden, Dylan and Braiden; survived as well by sisters Marjory and Kathy of Burlington. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years Ruth (died 12/22/2013) and brothers Terry and Paul. We love you. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. A family memorial will be held at a later date. Interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements.

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BORTHWICK: Emily of London

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Borthwick (edited)BORTHWICK, Emily – Surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 went home to be with the Lord in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of David, for 60 years. Loving mother of George (Isabel) and David (Susan). Treasured Nana of Jennifer, Ryan, Meghan and Danielle. Dear sister of Alex and the late George Robertson. Emily will be deeply missed by her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Berean Baptist Church, 932 Leathorne Street, London, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Medway Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Emily are asked to consider Berean Baptist Church or the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre.

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McDONALD: John R. “Jack” of London

Posted by on November 12, 2014

McDonald Jack (edited)McDONALD, John R. “Jack” – Following a brief illness at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 with his family at his side, Mr. John R. “Jack” McDonald, of London, passed peacefully in his 70th year. Beloved husband of 50 years to Helen. Loving father of Elaine (the late Glenn) Schneider of Milton and Karen (Dale) Nethercott of Dorchester. Dear brother of Edwin McDonald of Northern Ireland and the late Elaine McDonald. Loving Papa to Laura Anne, Andrew and Emily and to Brandon, Jeff, Melissa and Allen. Jack was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada.  Jack was owner and operator of Superior Floor and Wall in London for over 30 years. He will be sadly missed also by his many friends and by his golf mates at RiverBend. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with a private interment at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider the Critical Care Trauma Centre (c/o London Health Sciences Foundation). Jack’s family wish to express sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Victoria Hospital and in particular the CCTC staff. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MYERS: Anne of London

Posted by on November 12, 2014

Myers (edited)MYERS, Anne – Anne’s journey towards the ultimate mystery began on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. Her earthly journey began in 1929 on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. Anne loved and was loved in return by her parents Elizabeth and Alexander O’Sullivan, three sisters, one brother, her husband Peter and their family of five daughters, five sons and their spouses, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren as well as many friends. The family is grateful for the care and compassion of Dr. Brian Taylor, the nurses and staff of the 8th floor and the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital, and Karen Black of CCAC. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“Love one another as I have loved you.”

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GRATTON, Miriam Belle (Lipke) of London, age 69

Posted by on November 12, 2014

GRATTON:  Peacefully, into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, at London Health Sciences – University Hospital, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Miriam Belle (Lipke) Gratton, of London, age 69.  Beloved wife of Hubert Lyman Gratton. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Albert (Michelle) Gratton of London and Beverly (Keith) Arndt of Bright.  Cherished grandma of Hannah and Brynn Gratton, Katelyn, Lindsey and Kyle Arndt.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Delores (Samir) Haddad, Lois (Harold) Harrison, Martha (Ronald) Berquist, Nancy (Carl) Hannigan and Philip (Lillian) Gratton.  Lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families and her friends in fellowship at Highbury Gospel Hall, London.  Predeceased by her parents Albert (1969) and Dorothy (Fulton) (2014) Lipke.  Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Siloam Cemetery, London.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, ON.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DIETRICH, Mary Helen (Breen) of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood (Shipka), age 95

Posted by on November 12, 2014

DIETRICH: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Saturday, November 8, 2014, Mary Helen (Breen) Dietrich of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, (Shipka). Beloved wife of the late Lawrence “Lorne” Michael Dietrich (Oct. 28, 1982). Loved mother of Theresa and Bob Norman of Varna, John and Sandra Dietrich of Grand Bend, Earl Dietrich of Mitchell, Helen and Rene Boogemans of Hensall, Jim and Linda Dietrich of RR 2, Dashwood (Shipka), Marlene and Bill Holman of Brucefield, Linda Wasnidge of RR 3, Ailsa Craig and Carol and Dave Cyr of Centralia. Loving grandma of 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Eileen Snyder of London, and sister-in-law of Ada Dietrich of Exeter and June Breen of Parkhill. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Tommy and Kathleen (McLeod) Breen, infant son,  grandson Brian Boogemans, son-in-law Bill Wasnidge, sisters Dorothy Mitchell, Kathleen Dietrich and brothers Earl, Ken, Ed, Tommy and Norman Breen. Resting at T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.. Parish and family prayers at the Funeral Home Monday at 3:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery.    If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation  or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MASSE, Baby Jackson of Kitchener, loved son of Jeff and Lindsay Masse

Posted by on November 12, 2014

MASSEJeff and Lindsay (Love) Masse of Kitchener, are saddened by the unexpected passing of their baby son Jackson, at London Health Sciences – Victoria Hospital, on November 6, 2014.  Precious baby brother of Nathan. Loved and will always be remembered by Grandparents Gary and Kim Love of Hensall, Pat and Connie Masse of Dashwood, Great Grandparents Patricia Love, Raymond Anstett and Ethel Masse.  Also loved and will be missed by his aunts and uncles. .A private funeral service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to L.H.S.C. – N.I.C.U. or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DILLON-ROBINETTE: Maurice of St. Thomas, Ont. and formerly Timmins

Posted by on November 11, 2014

Maurice Dillon-RobinetteDILLON-ROBINETTE: Maurice Dillon-Robinette, Perfect Husband of Lorretta, passed away holding the hand of his heartbroken wife, on November 10, 2014.  Maurice is survived by his best friend and loving wife Lorretta Dillon Robinette; his children Joseph S. Robinette and his son Nathan, and Angie (Ivan) Desjardins all of Timmins; his sister Adele (Leslie) Street of Streetsville; his brothers Pierre of Timmins, Louis of Mississauga, Leon (Judy) of Timmins, Robert (Nicky) of Timmins; sisters-in-law Lori Robinette of Scarborough, Cynthia Marshall of Ottawa, Dianne O’Neill of Tecumseh; brother-in-law John (Joanne) Dillon of Virden, MB; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Delphis and Irene Robinette and by his brothers Andre and Jacques.  Maurice was a very gifted old-fashioned scratch baker.  He worked many enjoyable years for Sevy Pizzale at International Bakery in Timmins.  Maurice was also an entrepreneur.  He owned a taxi business in Timmins before relocating to St. Thomas where he opened Maurice’s Fresh Pasta and Bake Shop with his wife Lorretta.  Maurice will be sadly missed by his family and friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing this amazing man.  “Maurice, you were a blessing in my life, thank you for loving me.” ~ Lorretta.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Parish prayers will be recited at 4:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Parish on Saturday at 10:00 am.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to Holy Angels – Restoration Fund would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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KNEESHAW: Carolyn G. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 11, 2014

Carolyn KneeshawKNEESHAW, Carolyn – Peacefully, in her 73rd year.   Carolyn passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Valleyview Home in St. Thomas.  Carolyn was the devoted wife and best friend of Ray Kneeshaw.  Loving mother of Rob Kneeshaw of London and Dan Kneeshaw and his wife Melissa of St. Thomas, and loving and devoted grandmother of Jamie and Arlen.  Survived by her sister, Sheila Leibold and her husband Al of Birmingham, MI; and by her nephews Mark Leibold and his wife Jackie of Easthampton, MA and Ross Leibold of Troy, MI.  Predeceased by her father Carl Brown and mother Clara Brown (nee Lineham).  Carolyn worked at the St. Thomas Public Library for 26 years as the Chief Librarian and CEO.   Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the St. Thomas Public Library, Valleyview Home, or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas or a charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LUKIANOW: Ruth Elizabeth (nee McLeod) of London

Posted by on November 11, 2014

Lukianow (final)LUKIANOW, Ruth Elizabeth (nee McLeod) – Suddenly at her residence on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 went into the presence of the Lord, in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Fred. Loving mother of Aaron and Andrea. Dear grandmother of Brandon, Madison and Sydney. Beloved only daughter of the late Reginald Sterling and the late Emma Ruth McLeod. Ruth will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Summerside Community Church, 1447 Commissioners Road East, London, on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ruth are asked to consider the Building Fund at Summerside Community Church or Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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O’BYRNE: Bernard “Bernie” of London

Posted by on November 11, 2014

O’BYRNE, Bernard “Bernie” – On Monday, November 10th, 2014 in his 75th year, Bernie finally went home to his beloved wife Elizabeth (1986). Proud step-father of Brad Carrothers (Helena Brown) and the late David Carrothers (2011) and his wife Lisa. Loving grandfather of Andrew (Michelle Harrick), Matthew, Jennifer, Craig and Jordan Carrothers. Bernie’s career was dedicated to the Canadian Armed Forces. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bernie are asked to consider the Poppy Fund at The Royal Canadian Legion. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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