DEJONG: Fred of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Fred DeJongDeJong- Florus “Fred” DeJong passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 81.  Fred is survived by his loving wife Bertha DeJong (nee Pennings) (formerly Pol) of St. Thomas; his children Jennefer (John) Vandervliet of Dunnville, Peter (Adri) DeJong of Welland, James DeJong, Sue (Martin) Devries, and Shelly (John) Wason all of B.C., Art (Pat) Pol of St. Thomas, Janet (Doug) Hepburn of Union, Ben Pol (Ida Corr) of Union, and Nelly Pol of St. Thomas; thirty six grandchildren and thirty six great grandchildren; by his three brothers and three sisters in Holland; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Jenneke DeJong, his first wife Suzanne DeJong and by his son Tim DeJong.  Fred was retired from State Farm Insurance and was a member at the Free Reformed Church of St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the Free Reformed Church 145 St. George Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 9:30 am.  Interment will take place in Wellandport Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Mission Fund at the Free Reformed Church, St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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WACKETT: Margaret of London

Posted by on April 1, 2014

WACKETT, Margaret….

At Chelsey Park Long Term Care Home on Monday, March 31, 2014, Miss Margaret A. Wackett of London in her 88th year.  Predeceased by her sister Isabel Wackett.  Also missed by many good friends. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2 pm, at St. Andrew Memorial Anglican Church, 55 Foxbar Road (at Wellington Road) London.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON  N6C 2R6.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TAYLOR: Betty (Till) of Elgin Manor, St. Thomas

Posted by on April 1, 2014

“Promoted to Glory”

Betty Till Taylor, on March 31st, 2014 at Elgin Manor, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John Thomas Taylor, March 11, 2005. Dearly loved mother of John and his wife Betty of Union and Linda of St. Thomas. Loved to infinity by Craig Taylor (Lil Cheih) and Meghann Taylor (Ryan Dixon) all of Toronto. She was the last of her family, predeceased by one brother George Stephen Till and three sisters Nellie Pook, Margaret Barker, and Frances Grandmaison and by a daughter Virginia Ann. Dear sister-in-law of Jan Taylor of British Columbia. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Betty was born in St. Thomas on May 23rd, 1922 the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Wright) Till. She retired from the position of Secretary at Locke’s Public School in 1982. Betty was a member of Central United Church where she was the secretary of the Philathea Unit and also where she taught Sunday School for 35 years.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 5th from 12pm to 1pm followed by a Public Memorial Service at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Saturday April 5th at 1:00pm. We would like to extend a special thanks to the kind staff who helped make the Manor a welcoming and caring home for mum. In lieu of flowers, remembrances would be appreciated to Central United Church and Inn Out of the Cold. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

I had a mom who made me laugh, wiped my tears, hugged me tight, watched me succeed, saw me fail, cheered me on and kept me strong!
Mothers are a promise from God that you will have a friend forever!
Thanks Mum        

Take her hand precious Lord, and lead her home.

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SMITH: Richard of London

Posted by on April 1, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by his family at University Hospital, London, on Saturday March 29, 2014, Rick Smith of London in his 66th year.  Beloved husband of June Marie (Thompson) Smith for 42 years. Dear son of Helen Smith and the late George Smith.  Loving father of Mark (Jill) and Stacey. Cherished grandpa of Lily.  Also missed by his sister Janice Smith and predeceased by his brothers Larry and Russell.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2-5 pm at the Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2T3.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for  Children, c/o Mocha Shrine Centre or PEPP – London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, 800 Commissioners Road East, Door 4, Zone A, London, ON N6A 5W9.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RICHARDS: Alan of St. Marys and formerly of Exeter

Posted by on March 31, 2014

RIchards, Alan-W150With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Alan Richards, in Stratford, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the age of 47.  Alan was born in 1967.  Beloved husband of the late Karen (Gage) Richards (2002).  Cherished father of Christian and Nicholas Richards of Staffa. Beloved son of Antonia and William Hull of Crediton and the late Jack Richards.  Beloved brother of Jack Jr., Maria, Bonnie, Barbara, Jacqueline, Bobbi-Jo and Jessica, and 6 step-siblings of the Hull Family.  Fondly remembered by 33 nieces and nephews, and his extended Gage and Dunlop families.  Alan was a great friend to many.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street West of Main) on Thursday evening 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, April 4th at 11 AM with Pastor Cathy Prout officiating.  Cremation.

Donations to a trust fund for Alan’s children would be appreciated by the family, (cheques payable to Bonnie Kirk, In Trust).

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IRMLER, Gail of London

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IRMLER, Gail……
Surrounded by her family on Saturday March 29, 2014 at Victoria Hospital, London, Gail Irmler. Beloved mother of Mark Irmler of London. Proud grandmother of Jadeyn Irmler. Predeceased by her sister Joan Barrington. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout  Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Community House, 101 Wellington Road, London, ON. N6C 4M7. Online condolences , memories and photagraphs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SUNDERLAND: Louis of London

Posted by on March 31, 2014

24424 SunderlandSUNDERLAND, Louis…..

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Sunday, March 30, 2014, Louis Sunderland of London in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Lucy (McDowell) Sunderland (2009). Loving father of Greg Sunderland and his wife Mary Anne, Kathy Cuthbert and Donna Wylie, and Laura Lee Thompson and her husband Leslie all of London and Julie Reynolds of St. Stephen, NB. Proud grandpa of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Janet Bears, Phyllis Boyle and Eileen Belyea. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Birch and Marjorie Robinson.   Cremation has taken place.  There will be graveside service held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11 am, at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive, London (please meet at the cemetery office).  Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184.   Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WALZ: Mrs. Annabelle of Forest, Ontario (Richardson)(nee Brown) formerly of London, Ontario

Posted by on March 31, 2014

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Annabelle Walz (formerly Richardson) passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge, Forest into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, March 30th, 2014, in her 98th year. Annabelle is survived by her loving husband Fred Walz and predeceased by husband William Richardson. Annabelle will be sadly missed by her children Roger (Claire) Richardson of Hanwell NB, Karen Corbett of Delta BC, and Brian (Judy) Richardson of Ipperwash ON. Also by her three grandsons Dane, Jedd (Jessica) and Seth (Laura) and her two great grandchildren Brooklynn and Jevin. Annabelle is also survived by her sister Clara Hodgson, brother in law Don Dodge and sister-in-law Pat Graham and by several nephews and nieces.  Annabelle has been predeceased by brothers Burton Brown, Hugh Brown and Claude Brown and sisters Janet (Metcalfe), Margaret (Gray), Ruth (Domke) and Ula (Dodge) and by son-in-law Dennis Corbett.  Visitation will be held at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (9 James St. South) on Friday, April 4th, 2014 from 7-9pm.  A funeral service will be held at the Forest Baptist Church, 19 Prince St., on Saturday, April 5th at 11am with a one hour visitation prior to the service (10am-11am). Interment to follow at the Ravenswood Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to the Forest Baptist Church or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com .

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BARRETT: Lorne William, lifelong resident of Fingal, ON

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Lorne Barrett (242x250)Barrett- Lorne William lifelong resident of Fingal, passed away on Sunday March 30, 2014, while surrounded by his loving family at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Rosemary (VanVelzer) Barrett and loving father of Brian Barrett of Fingal and Paula and her husband Steve Willand of Union. Proud grandfather of Amanda, Stephanie (friend Matt) and Christopher Barrett, Ryan Wiebe, Dale (Alexandra), Darren (Missy) and Dean Willand. Great grandfather of Hunter, Paisley, Triton, Carter and Autumn. Brother of Jack (Catherine) Barrett of Fingal and Nadyne (friend Al) of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lorne was born December 21, 1944 in St. Thomas, the son of the late Jack and Gladys (Beer) Barrett. Lorne was very active in his younger years playing hockey and football with the St. Thomas Jay Hawks. He was a retired dispatcher with the St. Thomas City Police and was also a barber for a number of years in St. Thomas and area. Lorne formerly umpired and coached men’s fastball. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited and the Shedden Oddfellows. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the outdoors. He and Rosemary are avid bingo players.

A celebration of Lorne’s life will take place at the Shedden Keystone Complex (35921 Talbot Line, Shedden)  on Sunday April 6th, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and his ashes are to be interred privately at the Fingal Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements.

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REISSMANN: Ingeberg “Inge” of Middlesex Terrace Lodge, Delaware

Posted by on March 31, 2014

Reissmann-With deep sorrow the family of  Ingeberg “Inge” Reissman announces her passing on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at her late residence at the Middlesex Terrace Lodge, Delaware in her 92 year. Inge will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. She will be sadly missed by her sister Anneliese and brother-in-law Bill Jolley of London and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Tradel Sonntag. Inge was born in Germany on February 7th, 1923 the daughter of the late Max and Wally (Frank) Reissmann. Inge came to Canada in 1955 and lived in St. Thomas. She was retired from the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital where she was a retired Registered Lab Technician.

A private memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday. No public visitation. Interment of ashes will take place in Elmdale Cemetery . Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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PAUL: Robert

Posted by on March 30, 2014

IMC PicPAUL – Robert “Rob” Paul passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 67.  Rob is survived by his loving spouse Edna Sayers of Port Stanley; his children Shawn Paul (Kim Scott) of St. Thomas, Shannon Belvel of St. Thomas, Shane Sayers of London, his daughter-in-law Connie Sayers of St. Thomas; grandchildren Monica, Michael, Mikayla, Tristan, Richard, Gabrielle, Michelle, Julia, Jenna, and Jamie; his great grandson Vincent Sayers; siblings Heather (Peter) Budway of Florida; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Robert and Lillian Paul and by his son Brett Sayers (2009).  Rob retired from A. Schulman Canada Ltd., St. Thomas.  He had also worked at Canron Limited, St. Thomas and Stan’s Marina in Port Stanley.  In his spare time he built racecars and loved racing at Wonderland Speedway.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Interment of ashes will take place in Elmdale Cemetery on a later date.  If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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GIBSON, Ronald William of London

Posted by on March 30, 2014

Gibson-lfp_001Peacefully with family by his side at University Hospital on Friday, March 28, 2014 in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of Minnie.  Loving father of Allison Gibson, and Julie Mueller (Dave) and their children Andy and the late Jasmine.  Step-father of Tony Van Eyk, Paul Van Eyk (Natalie) their children Sierra, Catrina and Monique, and Robert Van Eyk (Debbie) and their children Kristene and Taylor.  Dear brother of Dave Gibson (Jennifer) and their children Paul and Sharon and Peggy McArthur (Bill) and their children Justin and Darren.  A memorial service to celebrate Ron’s life will be conducted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, with visitation starting at 3:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ron are asked to consider the London Down Syndrome Association, 66 Broadway Ave., London, ON N6P 1A9.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HEGARTY (nee Hughes) – Kathleen Mary “Kay” of London

Posted by on March 30, 2014

Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of 58 years of Kevin Hegarty.  Loving mother of Mary Hegarty (Phil Mahler), Sean Hegarty (Lori), Trish Conkey (Jay), Sharon Kopansky (Mike) and Peter Hegarty (late Anne).  Cherished grandmother of William, Ben, Todd, David, Colin, Alec, Jessica, Spencer, Katie, Matthew, Mitchell, Brandon and Kayla.  Kay is survived by her brother Bernard Hughes (Carol).  Kay will be sadly missed by many friends.  She worked for many years at the Bank of Montreal, and always had long lines of people who enjoyed talking to her. Kay had a unique ability to make her family and friends feel special in their own way.  Memorial visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Divine, 390 Baseline Road West.  Reception will follow.  Private inurnment at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kay are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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JAMES, Harold George of London

Posted by on March 30, 2014

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital on Saturday, March 28th, 2014, Harold George James of London at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Roberta “Bobby” James. Father of Tom, Beth, Bear, Scott and Kerry. Beloved Grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother of Bob and Ginger.  The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Harold are asked to consider The London Health Sciences Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DALEY, Willis Lavern “Vern” of Goderich, formerly of RR 1 Dashwood and Exeter, age 89

Posted by on March 29, 2014

DALEY:  Unexpectedly, at Woodstock General Hospital,  on Friday, March 28, 2014, Willis Lavern “Vern” Daley, of Goderich, formerly of  RR 1, Dashwood and Exeter, age 89.  Remembered  by the mother of his children Donna Mae (Windsor) Daley of Exeter.  Loved father and father-in-law of Brenda  Daley of Exeter, Thomas and Elaine Daley of Markdale, Karen Daley of Goderich  and Darlene Daley of London.  Cherished  grandpa of Tammy and Zach Mather, Tiffany and Brad Peever, Kelly and Ray  Chipchase, Tamara Daley, Hayden Profit, Graham Profit, Preston Dupee, Jordan  Daley, Aliyah Daley and great-grandpa of Thomas, Malachi, Faith, Ethan, Luke and  Elita.    Vern will be missed by his many nieces,  nephews and their families.  Predeceased  by his parents Otto and Vera (Hamilton) Daley, siblings Marjorie Prest and  Leonard Daley.  At Vern’s request  cremation has taken place.  A Celebration  of Life will be held at the T.  Harry  Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11  a.m. A time of fellowship and remembrance to follow at Boston Pizza,  Goderich.  If desired, memorial donations  may be made (payable by cheque) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the  charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BRINKMAN: Annie of London

Posted by on March 28, 2014

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Peacefully while reading a good book, at Maple View Terrace on Thursday, March 27, 2014, Annie “Ann” (nee Toplinski ) Brinkman in her 98th year made her transition.  Beloved Wife of Ernest “Ernie” Brinkman (2000). Loving Mother of Dennis Brinkman, Lesley Brinkman both of London and John Brinkman and his wife Elaine of Welland. Cherished Grandmother of Debbie, Chris and Adam. Dear Sister of Stephen Topolie (the late Stella). Also will be missed by her nieces, nephews and their families. Annie moved to the beat of a different drummer; was a pioneer for introducing creative educational practices into London Public Schools, such as Yoga instruction and colour therapy for relieving stress and anxiety in young people.  Annie was a women who gave her kindness and talents to all those who knew her.  A very active participant in music, gardening, homemaking, cooking, sewing and most of all “was there” for her family and dear friends.  Never without her jaunty trademark hat and colourful silk scarf; Annie demonstrated elegance and grace wherever she appeared. She will be missed greatly. Friends will be received by the family from 2-5pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The celebration of Annie’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11 am.  Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Hutton House, 654 Wonderland Rd N, London, ON  N6H 3E5.  Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared www.amgfh.com

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CORMACK: Gladys of Extendicare Home, Port Stanley, ON

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Cormack- Mrs. Gladys of Extendicare Home, Port Stanley passed away on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at her late residence in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late William Cormack and dear mother of the late Charles Cormack. Loving grandmother of Andy Cormack of St. Thomas. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Gladys was born September 18, 1918 in Chorley, England.

A private service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be scattered at the Old English Churchyard. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society in memory of Gladys. Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements.

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JAY: Lorne B. of St. Thomas, ON

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Jay 003 (173x250)Jay – Lorne B. of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, March 27th, 2014, at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), after good fight, in his 72nd year. Dearly loved husband of Carol Jay and much loved father of Laura and her husband Brian Palmer of Boxall and the late John G.M. Jay (1973). Cherished grandfather of Cole and Christopher Palmer. Lorne was born in St. Thomas on June 1, 1942, the son of the late Harvey and Dallas M. (Smith) Jay. Lorne owned and operated Lorne Jay Insurance and was also  a licensed funeral director. Lorne attended Appleby College and S.T.C.I. He was a graduate from the funeral service program at the University of Toronto. Lorne was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a former member of Central United Church and a former elder. He was a life member of St. David’s Lodge #302 A.F. and A.M. and a member of St. Mark’s Lodge, Port Stanley. He was a member of Mocha Temple and of the Scottish Rite.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and a former member of the Hi-Ro Shrine Club. Lorne was also a member of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club for over 36 years, a Past Governor and a member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club.  He served a number of years on the Board for Family and Children’s Services and was a Past President. He helped establish the Elgin Children’s Foundation. Lorne was a past member and President of Crime Stoppers and also was a former member of Christmas Care, which he helped establish and the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. He also had received the City of St. Thomas Volunteer Award.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m.  Private interment  in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  A Masonic Service will be conducted by Officers and Members of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 A.F. and A.M. on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Elgin Children’s Foundation.

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WANSBROUGH: Edward James “Ted” of London

Posted by on March 28, 2014

WANSBROUGH, Edward James “Ted” – Passed peacefully in his 82nd year at University Hospital on Friday, March 28th, 2014, after a sudden illness and struggling with the challenges of Frontal Lobe Dementia and Arthritis.  Cherished husband of Lurene for over 57 years. Proud dad of Doug (Sharon) and Susan (Tatiana). Loving grandpa of Derek (Sum) and Russell (Anne). Dear brother of Alan. Ted retired from Canadian Pacific Railway – Toronto after 38 years of service. Ted was a Worshipful Brother and Past Master of Mimico Lodge, Etobicoke, a member of Rameses Shrine, Toronto and the Cyrene Preceptory, Toronto.  He will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. A Masonic service will also be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, April 2nd at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ted are asked to consider the Alzheimer Outreach Services – McCormick Home Foundation (AOS).  The family is grateful to McCormick Home, AOS and University Hospital for the loving care they provided Ted. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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UYL: Beatrice Anny (Jones) of Exeter and formerly of Hensall

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Uyl, Beatrice-W150Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine. At Seaforth Manor, Seaforth, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Thursday, March 27, 2014 formerly of Exeter and Hensall in her 78th year.  Beloved wife of Larry Uyl for 52 years.  Dear mother of the late Darlene (2008) and the late Paul Lawrence, and Peter Uyl of the Dominican Republic.   Dear grandmother of Brent Lawrence of Goderich and Jessica Lawrence of Toronto. Fondly remembered by Edward, Stewart and Donald Dool and their families.  Missed by her mother-in-law Adrianna Uyl of Exeter.  Dear sister of Bernice and Bob Brook of London, and sister-in-law of Blossom Jones of London; Jane and David Harris of Ottawa, Ann Kikkert of Zurich, Tony Uyl, John and Ruth Uyl, and Peter and Linda Uyl all of Blyth.  Remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street West of Main) on Monday evening from 7-9 PM.  An additional visitation will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 332 Huron Street West, Exeter on Tuesday from 10-11 AM, just prior to the funeral service which will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, April 1st at 11 AM with Pastor John Verhoog officiating.  There will be a Legion Service in the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:30 PM with the Exeter Legion.

Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society would be appreciated by the family.

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MACINNES: Ian H. of London, Ont. formerly Port Stanley

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Ian MacInnesMacInnes – Ian Hugh MacInnes passed away at his residence on March 22, 2014 at the age of 78. Ian was born in Windsor, the son of the late John and Katie MacInnes.  After a career as a former police officer with the Leamington police force and Military Policeman with the NATO forces in Laar, Germany and Cyprus, Greece, Ian retired from the federal government, Unemployment Insurance Division.  Ian’s interests were many and included the Liberal Party, Scottish Club and the former Panaroma Multicultural Festival, London City Press Club and for many years umpired baseball throughout the London area.  Acting was a passion with Ian, being involved with the London Community Players and professionally in the Final 24 series, as well as numerous commercials.  Ian will be fondly remembered by Sharon Clarke of Port Stanley and her children Genevieve, Rachale and Jackie Cavanagh; his daughter Katherine (Brad) Frederick, four grand children and his son Murray of Leamington; his sisters Katherine (Vern, deceased) Thompson, Margaret (David) Kechnie all of Sudbury, Peggy Ann (Paul) Bradshaw of Windsor and by his brother Angus (Kate) MacInnes of Edinburgh, Scotland and numerous nephews and nieces.  Cremation has taken place; a private internment of the ashes will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or CMHA/PTSD are sincerely appreciated.  Personal condolences to the families can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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BURNETT, Robert (Bob) David of Denfield

Posted by on March 28, 2014

Burnett-Bob-W150At the farm, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, of RR#2 Denfield in his 64th year.  Dear son of the late Stan Burnett (1997) and Helen Burnett and Stan Wyatt of RR#2 Denfield.  Dearly missed by his children Brad Burnett of RR#2 Denfield, Todd and Diana Burnett of RR#2 Lucan, Kyle and Rebecca Burnett of RR#2 Denfield, Emma and Jordan Wright of Komoka and their mother June Burnett of Komoka. Dear grandfather of Madelyn; Jessica, Tucker and Taylor.  Lovingly remembered by his friend Julie Armitage and her family Richard and Mandy, James and Cheri, and their children Tucker, Austin, Sydney, Case; Kaden, Justin and Addison.   Dear brother and brother-in-law of Shelley and Terry Bourne of Exeter, Laurie Arthur and Bill Palmer of RR#1 Arva and nieces and nephews Tyler, Jared, Daryl, Katelyn and Justin.  Bob will be sadly missed by Doris Mills,  Janey Nixon, Marion Thompson, Rhoda and Percy Bramhill, Bruce Nixon, Beryl Heighway, Ralph and Ruth Nixon and the entire Nixon family.  Fondly remembered by the Wyatt Family.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 30th at 1 PM with Rev. Paul Vollick officiating. Cremation with Interment Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Granton Wesley United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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WHITE: Anne (Cameron) of Birr

Posted by on March 28, 2014

White-Anne-W150At home on Brook’n’Hill Farm, Birr on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of Norman White and the late Ronald White. Dear mother of Lynda White and Vlad Kostka of Vancouver, Nancy White of Toronto, Patricia and Kelly Munkittrick of Calgary, and Steven White of Mission Viejo, CA.  Dear grandmother of Sara and Jessica Munkittrick and Gina and Cameron White.  Anne will be remembered by Norman’s family Joseph, Mary, Jane, Thomas, Laura and their families.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Jean and the late Lorne Milton of Dutton and Donald and Grace Cameron of London. Fondly remembered by her late husband Ronald’s family and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, March 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The memorial service will be held at the Birr United Church, Birr on Saturday, March 29th at 1:30 PM with Rev. Barbara Clark and Pastor Byron Hand officiating. Cremation with interment at Birr United Church Cemetery.

Any donations in Anne’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

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KESTELYN, George Oscar, of Pain Court, ON

Posted by on March 27, 2014

Kestelyn, George1 (WinCE)KESTELYN, George Oscar, a resident of Pain Court, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 62. Survived by his mother Georgina Kestelyn of Pain Court. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mary Kestelyn (2004). Loving father of Jessica Dietrich of Chatham, Karen Kestelyn of Chatham, Adrian Kestelyn of London and Rebecca Kestelyn (Cameron) of Chatham. Cherished grandfather to Quinten, Carson, Cole and the late Keegan (2006). Dear brother to Julie Gagner (Guy), Lucie Gales (Gord), Janet Raspburg (Warren) and Brenda Raspburg (Wayne). George is survived by many nieces and nephews. George cherished his life to the fullest doing things he loved, such as farming, wood working and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Sunday March 30, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers to be offered at 3:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014 with Father Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to take place at ImmaculéeConceptionCemetery, Pain Court. Donations made in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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VAN NESS: Elsie of London

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by her family at Dearness Home, London, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Elsie Annie (Walker) Van Ness in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Earl Franklin Van Ness (2006). Special mother of Guy Van Ness and his partner Sylvia Carriere of Cobourg, Ontario, Chester Van Ness and his wife Liz of Scotland, Ontario and Heather Taback and her husband Henry of London. Proud and loving grandma of Jeff, Chris, Sarah (John), Sandra (Kory), Nic, Nathan and Anastasia and great-grandma of Mathew, Max, Ethan and Emma. Dear sister of Alice and Jack (the late Audrey). Also missed by her nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Dearness Home, for their loving and caring attention.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 1-2 pm on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 pm.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, 20 Victoria Street, 6th Floor, Toronto ON M5C 2N8.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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