MORIERA, Aida Maria of Sarnia

moriera-aidaMOREIRA, AIDA MARIA – At Bluewater Health, Petrolia, Aida Moreira died on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the age of 44.  Beloved daughter of Manuel & Maria Moreira.  Loving sister of Suzette Scott & her husband Gregory, London.  Cherished aunt to Olivia & Brandon Scott.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.  She will be lovingly remembered by her caregivers and friends at First Avenue Group Home in Petrolia.  Aida had a heart of gold and was a blessing to all who loved her.  Spending time with her family and friends was most important to Aida.  She enjoyed music and outings to the movies and many other places.  Aida liked to participate in running marathons. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 8:45 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Savel at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Lambton County Developmental Services, 339 Centre Rd., Petrolia, N0N 1R0.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BILCKE: Silvere W., formerly of Exeter

Posted by on December 5, 2016

doc20161203145038_001At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Friday, December 2, 2016, formerly of Exeter, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Denise (Baert) Bilcke. Dear father of Ron and Mary Lou Bilcke of Exeter, Rob and Cheryl Bilcke of Hensall and Rita Bilcke of North Bay. Dear grandfather of Bob, Thora and Rick; Corey and  Laura, Tim and Jenna, and Ty;  Jordyn and Josh, Danielle and Jeremy, and Taylor; Zoë and Maya; and great-grandfather of Chase, Claire, Brianna and Blair. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Andre and Mariette Bilcke, and Marcel Vanneste all of Hensall, Monique and Willie Van Coillie of Woodstock, Andre and Marie Van Houcke of Glanworth. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Rick Bilcke (2004), sisters Esther and Simmone and a brother Horace. Silvere was a long standing supporter of the Exeter Hawks and enjoyed farming, gardening and the love of his family.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday evening 7-9 PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 11 AM with Pastor Doug Watson officiating.  Cremation.

Donations to Queensway Nursing Home or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GORDYN: Jacobus “Jack” of Strathroy

Posted by on December 4, 2016

cardfrontGORDYN, JACOBUS “JACK” 

Peacefully, at Strathroy Hospital with his family at his side, Jacobus “Jack” Gordyn of Strathroy at the age of 81.  Lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn (Scott) and children; Tom (Barb), Shari, Corrie (John) Van Heeswyk and Bram (Angela).  The best Opa to Justin, Kaitlin (Alex), Danielle (Travis), Alexandra, John Marc, Julianna, Bradley, Jacob, Nicholas (2004) and Natalie and best great Opa to Evan and Leon.

Survived by his sisters; Helena, Maria, Anneke, Marjorie, brothers in law; Albert and Terry and sisters in law; Joanne, Charlene (Paul), Janice and Rose.  Greatly beloved by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Abraham and Maria Gordyn, his in laws Tom and Charlotte Scott, brothers; Casey, Martin, Adrian and Janus and brother in law John.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm.  Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Strathroy on Thursday at 2 pm with visitation one hour prior.  Father John Pirt celebrant.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Salvation Army Food Bank or the Covenant House (Teen Shelter) would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023.

 

 

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DIXON: Lucille Lillian of Strathroy

Posted by on December 4, 2016

dixon-card-frontPeacefully, at Strathroy Hospital with family at her side on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.  Lucille Lillian Dixon (Durston) of Strathroy in her 90th year.

Predeceased by her husband Bill Dixon (2009).  Sadly missed by children: Bonnie Piskorowski (Jack) of Melbourne, Bill Dixon (Janet) of Waterloo, Robert Dixon (Carol) of Glencoe and Barb Kersten (John) of Appin.

Dear Nan of Heidi Freer, Bill Piskorowski, Andrew and Matthew Dixon, Thomas, Terrance and Jeffrey Dixon, Amy Kersten, John Kersten and Katie McQueen and GG to Brady, Carter, Allyssa, Charlotte, Ava, Dylon, Kassy, Maci, Joey, Josh, Matt, Hailey, Wes and Maizy.

Predeceased by her siblings: Marj, Betty, George, Frances and Donny.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm where a funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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Gruenbauer: Margaret Joanne of Dutton

Posted by on December 4, 2016

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At Victoria Hospital, London on December 3, 2016 Margaret Joanne [Sullivan] Gruenbauer of Dutton in her 56th. year. Beloved wife of James Gruenbauer. Loved mother of Jennifer and Daniel of Ottawa, Christine of London, Richard, and, Robert both of Guelph. Dear sister of Elaine and Brian Barry, Maryanne Winslow and Terry Calvert, Cathy and Ron Millen, Nancy and Dan Jewell all of Smith-Ennismore, Bob and Maureen Sullivan, John and Robin Sullivan all of Douro, Donna Hawkins and Allen Rothwell of Barrie. Also survived by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Bernard and Eva [O’Brien] Sullivan. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St.. Dutton 519-762-2416 on Tuesday December 6, 2-4 & 7-9. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Joseph’s Church, Douro on Thursday December 8 at 2 p.m. Family will be present 1 hour prior to the mass. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Douro. Donations to Daffodil Auxillary-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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WALKER: George of RR#5 Strathroy

Posted by on December 4, 2016

paper-pic-walkerPeacefully, at Strathroy Hospital on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.  George William Walker of RR#5 Strathroy at the age of 87.  Lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Donna (Brock), his daughter, Marie Baker and his grandchildren Steven, Laura and Ryan Baker.

Much loved by sisters and brothers in law, Isabel and Lawrence Martin, Ilene and Allan Trothen, Karen Eldridge (Bill McQueston 2013) and Allan and Sharon Brock, his cousins Robert and Jean Walker and Hugh and Grace Walker and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Bill and Lillian (Field) Walker.

George was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for 69 years and an elder for 43 years.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  The funeral service will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Strathroy on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 11 am.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to Strathroy Hospital Foundation or the Middlesex VON would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca  (519 245-1023)

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EVANS: Anna Myrtle of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on December 2, 2016

imgPassed away at North Lambton Lodge on Thursday, December 1, 2016, in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Ransom Evans (1974). Loved companion of Duncan Dallas (1994). Predeceased by her infant daughter Grace Virginia (1938). Predeceased by her parents Elmer (1974) and Beulah (1983), and her stepson Marvin (late Wilma Jean) Evans. Predeceased by her sister Hilda (1945), and her brothers Carroll Marriott and Jack Marriott (late Lila).  Anna leaves her grand daughters Wanda (Mike), and Shelley; great-grandchildren Lauren and Olivia, Jeremy and Jason, her brother Hugh (Betty) Marriott, and sister in law Frances Marriott, and her stepsister Betty Keith; her great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, December 5, 2016, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Sarnia Lambton Humane Society, Forest Fire Department, or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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ANGOVE, Emily of Sarnia

Posted by on December 2, 2016

angove-webANGOVE, EMILY – At Vision Nursing Home with her family by her side on Thursday, December 1, 2016, Emily Anne (Emon) Angove, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of William “Bill” Angove and loving mother of Bill (Cheryl), Bob (Sheilla) and Bryan (Jill), Grandma of Brad, Steven, Davis, Brant, Blake and Hadley. She is survived by sisters Helen Ballantyne, Nelle (Jim) and her brother Dr. Joe Emon (Joan). Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her sister Rose Emon. Emily was the proprietor of Emily’s Ladies Wear on Mitton St for over 45 years and was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling, often with family and friends. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial celebration of life Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 11:00 am. A private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Emily made to Vision Nursing Home or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to extend their thanks to Vision Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Emily.”

 

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SWIFT: Mrs. Pauline (nee Shelley), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 2, 2016

pauline-swift-003SWIFT, Mrs. Pauline (nee Shelley), of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas passed away suddenly but peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late W. Dale “Bounce” Swift (June 2015) for almost 60 years.  Cherished mother of Susan Aristone (David), and Karen Auckland (Richard).  Devoted and adored grandma of Martha Josling (Paul), Matt Aristone (Mina), Sonya Aristone, Jonathon Auckland (partner Laura Birchall), Geoffrey and Katie Auckland.  Dear sister of Phillip Shelley, Ron Shelley (Carol), and the late Judi Dees. Special sister-in-law of Jack Dees, Dale Shelley, and Donald Swift (Carmen).  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Born in St. Thomas on July 14, 1932 to Phyllis (nee Randall) and Ernest J. Shelley.  In her younger years, she enjoyed playing baseball, riding the L&PS and spending Saturday evenings dancing with Bounce at the Stork Club.  Pauline worked as a medical secretary for Dr. David Atkinson.  She was an active member of Union United Church and a life member of the Union U.C.W.  Pauline was a long standing volunteer for 29 years at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and a member of Daughters of the Nile, Omar Temple #111, London.  One of her favourite past times was supporting and attending her grandchildren’s sporting and musical activities.  She was an avid Blue Jays fan and loved listening to the car races, curling, and Jeopardy on television and listening to books from the talking book service at the Public Library.  Annual family trips to Manitoulin were always a highlight as well as the many cruises she and Bounce took with friends.  She was known for her wonderful memory, sharp wit and organizational skills.  Her family are grateful she instilled in them a spirit of helping others, being a life-long learner, and always making the best of what you have been given.  This will be her lasting legacy.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Sunday afternoon, December 4th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Union United Church, 6008 Stone Church Road, Union, on Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Union United Church, St. Thomas Public Library (re: Home Library Services Program), or Daughters of the Nile, Omar Temple #111 are appreciated.  The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Jones and Karen Smith for their many years of care and compassion, and the Metcalfe staff for their kindness and support.

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

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FOX, Mary Anne “Mamie” of London

Posted by on December 2, 2016

FOX, Mary Anne “Mamie” – At Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, with family at her side, Mary Anne “Mamie” (James) Fox of London in her 65th year. Beloved wife and best friend to Wayne for over 43 years. Loving Mom to Dessa Fox (Todd Bonk) of London and Sarah Wilcox (Luke Wilcox) of Edmonton. Survived also by her sister Marilyn Haddad (Ken) of Colorado and by her brothers Brian and Gord James. Adoring Gramma to Skyler Bonk. Predeceased by her parents Anne and Gerald and by her sister Sharon McLean. Cremation has taken place. A memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary Anne are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LAUGHLAND: Peter William, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 2, 2016

cover-photoPeacefully, at Chartwell Long Term Care, Aylmer, on Thursday, December 1, 2016, Peter William Laughland, formerly of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 93.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Hazel (nee Duddridge) in 2013.  Will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Christine (Graham) Musgrove of West Lorne.  Cherished grandfather of Tara (Ryan) MacDonald.  Great grandfather of Celeste, Damon, Christian and Chantal MacDonald.  Survived by his sister Patricia Kimber in England.  Predeceased by brothers Norman and Kenneth Laughland.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE (519-785-0810).  Condolences may be left online at denning.ca

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D’ARCANGELO: Mrs. Anna Maria (nee Di Renzo), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 1, 2016

anna-darcangeloD’ARCANGELO, Mrs. Anna Maria (nee Di Renzo), passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Giustino D’Arcangelo (1993).  Mother of the late Anthony D’Arcangelo (2014).  She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Elena D’Arcangelo and was a cherished Nonna to Mark D’Arcangelo (Helen), Danielle Jones (Matt) and Andrea Lindsay (Jesse). She will be sadly missed by her 6 great-grandchildren, Jadrien and Marlee D’Arcangelo, Cuyler and Brennan Jones and Averie and Niyla Lindsay.  Dear sister of Donato Di Renzo (Elisa), Eugenio Di Renzo (Assunta), Claudina D’Arcangelo (late Sante), Iolanda Iarvese (Giovanni), Sanda D’Arcangelo (late Rocco) and the late Ottavio and late Giuseppe Di Renzo.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Born on February 2, 1926 to the late Giovanni and Felicietta Di Renzo, she was the first of their 7 children and was raised in Italy.  She began her life living on a farm and went on to meet her future husband, whom she fell in love with.  They later eloped in 1946.  In 1951, Giustino came to Canada to make a better life for his wife and young son.  He worked on a farm in West Lorne and two years later Anna and Anthony immigrated to Canada to be together.  Anna later began working at Memorial Hospital and then onto Elgin Manor, until she retired.  Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening and enjoying her time with her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends at Valleyview Home, where she lived during her last few years.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, December 2nd from 6-9 p.m. (Prayers at 5:45 p.m.) The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Valleyview Home (CP Place Recreation Dept.) gratefully acknowledged.

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

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SMOLDERS: Petrus “Peter” of Alvinston, Ontario

Posted by on December 1, 2016

peterOn Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. Peter Smolders of Alvinston and formerly of Forest at the age of 69. Loving husband of Bertie Smolders, father of Iwan (Sonia), Frances (Larry) and Hanneke and Opa of Sebastian, Katrina, Sadie and Cody.

Peter, a proud farmer through and through. Born in Eersel, The Netherlands in 1947 where he was raised along with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Peter, along with his siblings lived on the family farm that had been passed from one generation to the next.

Many fond memories were had on “de voort”, and Peter kept the tradition alive when he ultimately took over the farm, starting his own family with Bertie. His heart took him to Canada in 1993 along with Bertie and their three children. He continued to farm but semi-retired as a school bus driver later in life. Peter would often talk about driving bus, it gave him a purpose in life, one that he fulfilled until the very end. His passion to farm continued and he could often be found on Iwan’s farm. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids; often creating a make-shift campground to accommodate Frances and family. He was proud of his children’s accomplishments and saddened that he could not make Hanneke’s graduation as she got her Master’s degree.

Peter was one proud Dad. He was also a devoted husband, caring for Bertie even when the going got rough. His family was his everything and he sacrificed to ensure their happiness and success.

Peter, a proud father, husband, son, brother and farmer.

You will be missed!

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm where a service will take place on Thursday at 11 am.

For more information please call 519 245-1023 or visit www.denning.ca

 

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MUDGE: Hudson Lloyd

Posted by on December 1, 2016

Hudson was born at LHSC-Victoria Hospital, London on October 2, 2016 and fought as hard as he could for 8 weeks before he passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016.  His heartbroken parents are Janelle (Clarke) and Shayne Mudge of Exeter.  He was the beloved grandson of Barb Down and Brian Clarke of Exeter, Heather Riddell and Ken Ryan of Exeter, and Dan Mudge and Barb Conlon of Grand Bend; and beloved great-grandson of Betty and Art Clarke, Jack and Anita Riddell, Leone Ford Riddell, Bob Down and his friend Sandra Johnson all of Exeter, and Helen Mudge of Grand Bend.  Hudson will be mourned and missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Predeceased by his great-grandmother Patricia Down, and great-grandfather Lloyd Mudge.

A private family service will be held. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements, www.haskettfh.com.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Ronald McDonald House, or the Children’s Health Foundation (Children’s Hospital – NICU).

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HAMILTON, Mary Teresa Ann “Obe” (nee O’Brien) of Sarnia

hamilton-newspaperHAMILTON, MARY TERESA ANN “Obe”(nee O’Brien) – Surrounded by her family at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Mary Hamilton, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of Thomas Hamilton for 61 years.  Loving mother of Richard Hamilton & his wife Lydia, Sarnia, Margaret “Kitty” Connelly & her husband Lonnie, Alliston, Julie Hamilton-Hicks & her husband Neil, London and Eileen Smith & her husband Martin, Camlachie.  Cherished grandmother of Diana, Halina (Dave), Mark, Patrick, Danny, James, Sean, Rebecca, Andrew (Laura), Megan (Jesse) and Connor.  Special great-grandmother of Isla, Brody and Liam. Dear sister of Ken O’Brien (Dode), Toronto and Eileen Sullivan (Brian), St. Catharines and sister-in-law Ann O’Brien, Bolton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents John & Irene O’Brien and her brothers Richard, Jack and Neil O’Brien.  Mary was born and raised in Peterborough, where she received her nursing degree at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.  She moved to Sarnia in 1950 where she met and married the love of her life Thomas.  She was registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Marshall Gowland Manor retiring in 1975.  Mary was a Charter member of St. Benedict’s Church and the CWL. She loved to paint, cook and read.  Her passion in life was her family and time with them meant the world to her. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 4:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at St. Benedict’s Church on Monday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the wonderful care that they provided not only for Mary but for the whole family.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ZURKAN, Ernie

Posted by on November 30, 2016

web_zurkan_ernestPassed away peacefully on November 30, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Cherished husband of Lela “Lee” (nee Budreau) for 62 years.  Loving father of Jay Zurkan and wife Stephanie, Dean Zurkan and wife Beth, and Joni Bennett and the late Bruce Lee (2012).    Proud papa of Brittney, Laura and fiance Joe.  Dear brother in law of Larry and Linda Budreau.  Reunited with his parents Arthur and Maria Zurkan and by his 7 siblings.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Ernie served in WW II with the Royal Canadian Navy.  Ernie owned and operated Play Mor Billiards in Riverside until his retirement.  If you so desire, donations made to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  A special thanks to Dr. Jhawar and his nurse Jennifer for all of their compassionate care over the past 2 years. Memorial visiting Monday from 10 am until time of Service at 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Fleming, Christopher James “Chris”

Posted by on November 30, 2016

web_flemming_chrisAfter a brief illness on November 29, 2016 at 45 years of age. Beloved husband, best friend and soulmate of Kelly Van De Bovenkamp. Treasured and devoted dad of Tyler and Mackenzie “Mack”. Dearest son of Beverly Fleming & husband Rick Pollard. Loving brother of Sherri Fleming (Shawn). Dear son-in-law of Anne & Chris Van De Bovenkamp. Loved brother-in-law of Linda Van De Bovenkamp (Louis), Yvonne Van De Bovenkamp (Kevin) and Mark Bovenkamp (Kathleen). Cherished uncle of Reagan, Keri, Brianne, Kolby, Karsen and Katelyn. Sadly missed by his faithful companion Willow. Chris will be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Chris was a dedicated employee of Chrysler “FCA” for 19 years. He was a selfless man who always put his family’s needs first. Chris will be forever remembered for his kindness and sense of humour, he is irreplaceable. If you so desire, donations towards an Education Fund for Tyler and Mack would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Saturday 1:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Committal service to follow at Country Meadows Cemetery, Essex. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Jackson, Sylvia Mae

Posted by on November 30, 2016

web_jackson_sylviaOn November 30, 2016 after a lengthy illness with her cherished children by her side at 82 years of age.  Predeceased by her father Matthew, mother Alberta, sister Wilma Bravo, step parents Dr. Henry David and Jenny-Lynn Taylor, and best friends Arlene and Patty.  Loving mother of Deborah Lynn and husband Dr. William Brown, Robert David Jackson and wife Bonnie, Tracy Sylvia Merckley and husband Matthew. Loving grandmother of Nathan, Brittney, Amber, Justin, Joshua and great grandmother to Tatiana and Logan. Our mother and grandmother had retired from Young Spring and Wire, Chrysler Van Plant where she worked for 30 years. Mother attended the Parkwood Gospel Temple, as well as the Riverside Baptist Church. Mother strove to put the Christ in her life and to keep her family unified. Our family will receive friends on Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm, Funeral Saturday 10am at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841  We wish to give special thanks to those who cared for our mother at the Huron Terrace Nursing Home. We were overwhelmed by the care and love you showed for our mother. Those wishing to make donations can do so by making a contribution to Alzheimer Society of Windsor – Essex County in Sylvia’s memory.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Murray, David

Posted by on November 30, 2016

web_murrayPassed away suddenly at his residence on November 29, 2016 at 71 years of age.  Beloved husband of Gail for 7 years. Cherished father of Janet Gentchos (Chris). Beloved Grandfather of Zeke and Josh. He will also be missed by Elisabeth Starke (Greg Eaton), and their daughter Ella and Daniel Campbell and many close friends.  At David’s request cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday December 3, 2016 from 2:00 pm until a time of memorial service celebrating David’s Life at 3:00 pm at Families First 585 Sandwich Street S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841. Share memories or photos  at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GALLANT, J. Frederick “Fred” of Teeswater

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gallant-fredJohn Frederick “Fred” Gallant of Teeswater, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, in his 87th year.

Beloved husband of Rita Gallant (née Houghton) of Teeswater.

Loving father of Phil Gallant (Tishi) of Dunnville, Doug Gallant (Shirley) of Toronto, Gerry Gallant (Margaret) of Paisley, Kelly Clarke (Paul) of Ottawa and Ken Gallant of Owen Sound.

Missed by 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Dear brother of Hilda McLean of Toronto, Sam Gallant (Sandra) of Burlington, George Gallant of Hamilton, Melvin Gallant (Florence) of Alberta and Wayne Gallant of Nova Scotia.

Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Alice (née Cook) Gallant, daughter Janet Buffett, brothers Joe Gallant (Liz), Walter Gallant (Genevieve), sisters Agnes McNeil (Andrew), Marcella McNeil (Joe), Lily Donovan (Gordon), brother-in-law Eddie McLean and sister-in-law Sharon Gallant.

The memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Ann Maycock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GORMAN: J. Loren of Millville, New Brunswick

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gorman-loren-oval-resized-largerJ. Loren Gorman of Millville, NB passed away on November 28, 2016 at Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, NB. Loren was born in 1919 at Millville, NB, a son of the late John and Della (Hoyt) Gorman.  Loren was a veteran, serving with the Navy during the Second World War. He served as Mayor while living in Strathroy, ON and pastored several churches in the Strathroy area. After retirement, Loren and Lorna moved back to Millville where he was very community minded and a member of Millville RCL Branch #59.  He is survived by his children, David Gorman (Cathy), Maple Ridge, NB, Ronald Gorman (Anne), Hainesville, NB, Robert Gorman (Gail), Paul Gorman (Nancy) and Carol Arrand (William), all of Strathroy, ON; eleven grandchildren, Kim (Dennis), Brad (Sandra), Tim, Christine, Jennifer (Ryan), Andrea (Victor), Laurie (Erik), Julie, Correne (Liam), Jeff (Rhonda) and Stephen; eighteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Jewett, Paula Crouse, both of Fredericton, NB and Pauline Foster, Bowmanville, ON; a brother, Rev. Karl Gorman (Helene), Yarmouth, NS; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Lorna (Rozee) Gorman in 2006; three sisters, Jacqueline Gorman, Maxine Jones and Ruth Braun; two brothers, Earl Gorman and Arden Gorman and by a grandson Donald Gorman.

Visitation will be held at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB on Friday from 7 to 9 pm. Visitation will also be held at the Millville Baptist Church, 1469 Route 605, Millville, NB on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:30 to 2 pm. A RCL Tribute service will be held at the church at 2 pm followed immediately by the funeral service with Rev. Derek Langille officiating. Interment will be later at the Millville Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald McGuigan and James Cookson.  Active pallbearers will be Brad Gorman, Brian Nicholson, Phillip Gorman and John Gorman.  For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Loren, the family has suggested the Millville Cemetery.

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SIMMONS: Lisa, of Maine, U.S.A., formerly of West Elgin

Posted by on November 30, 2016

cover-photo-1Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Lisa Simmons of Maine, U.S.A., passed away at the age of 47.  Beloved daughter of Wesley and Fern Sloan.  Will be lovingly remembered by her husband Rodney Simmons.  Cherished sister of Carol, Beth and Heather.  In keeping with Lisa’s wishes, a Funeral Service will be held at DENNING’s OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3 p.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca

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Lesperance, Maurice (Moe)

Posted by on November 29, 2016

web_lesperance_moePeacefully on November 29, 2016 at 87 years of age.    Beloved husband, best friend and companion of the late Frances Lesperance (2005).  Cherished father of Timothy and wife Connie Lesperance.  Loving grandpa of Brittany and Michael.  Predeceased by his siblings Shirley Hall, Eileen Jacquaniello, Clarence Lesperance, and Hazel Fleurette. Reunited with his canine companion Shoo Shoo and will be sadly missed by Peaches. Moe was a retired employee of Duplate Glass Company. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm.  Funeral Saturday 11:30am at  Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Carbonaro, Romeo

Posted by on November 29, 2016

web_carbonaro_romeoOn Sunday November 27, 2016 at the age of 68 surrounded by his loving family. Father of Tammy (Mike) and Chris. Grandpa to Toni-Jessica, Melissa-Ann, and R.J., Great Nanu to Landon. Son of Charlie (Anna) and the late Rina. Survived by 6 siblings. Visitation Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00pm with a prayer service at 5:00 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories and photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Gardonio, Armando

Posted by on November 29, 2016

web_gardonio_armandoPassed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on November 28, 2016 at 86 years of age. Cherished husband of Emma for 64 years. Beloved father of Bruna (John) Morris, Doriana (Bradley) Carey and Dilva (Norman) Souilliere. Loving Nonno of Tiffany (Matthew), Jason (Theresa), Jennifer (Jason), Bryan (Katherine), Jesse, Joel, Noah and Bis-Nonno of Audrey, Linden, Camryn and Emma. Dear brother of the late Adelchi (Egle), Edo (the late Lucia), Mario (the late Emma) and the late Antonio (Franca). Armando will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends from Italy, U.S.A and Canada. He was a Master Carpenter, Builder, an avid Hunter, a founding member of the Fogolar Furlan Club and cherished spending time with his family and friends. Special thank you to Dr. Wassim Saad and P.A. Rochel Lariviere for their care and compassion. If you so desire, donation to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 10:30am until time of Funeral Service at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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