POLETES: James William of London

Posted by on April 3, 2014

POLETES, James William – Suddenly, on April 2nd, James William Poletes passed away to join his beloved wife Anna, who departed in 1995. Dearly cherished daddy to Viola (Byron) and much loved papouli to Daphne and Jemma. Sadly missed by brother-in-law George Loupos (Erica) in England, and sister-in-law Toula Kokkolias (Antonis) in Greece, cousin-in-law George Coros (Dorothy) of Peterborough, and many nieces and nephews in Canada, England, and Greece. Jimmy was a very proud Greek-Canadian who had honourably served as a military police captain during the Greek civil war. It was during that time he met the love of his life, Anna Loupos, when he was assigned to protect her village. After the war, Jimmy and Anna left Greece and came to Canada. Jimmy owned Poletes Corner Variety on Adelaide Street for 25 years. After Anna passed away, Jimmy mourned her loss deeply. Later, the light returned to his eyes and heart when he became a grandfather. The arrival of his adored granddaughters filled him with great joy. Sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Country Terrace long-term care facility in Komoka. You were his angels in the last two years. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. Prayer service will be at 3:00PM.  Funeral service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road West on Saturday, April 5th, at 11AM. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery on Springbank Drive.  To honour Jimmy’s memory, and in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Parkinson’s Society or a gesture of kindness to someone in need. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“Jimmrr” will be forever in our hearts.”

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BOSS, Walter J. of Sarnia ON

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Walter BossPeacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Walter John Boss of Sarnia passed away in his 63rd year.  Survived by his brother Joe and family.  Predeceased by his parents Jack and Helen (Toth) Boss and his brother George and cousin Robert Toth.  His many friends who were with him to the end will miss Walter.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe. Visitation for the hour prior (noon – 1:00p.m.)  Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society.www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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O’HALLORAN: Flora Elizabeth of London

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O'Halloran (edited)O’HALLORAN, Flora Elizabeth – At St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, with her family by her side, Flora Elizabeth O’Halloran in her 82nd year, peacefully passed away. Flora is survived by her beloved husband Arthur O’Halloran. Loving mother of Maureen Jane O’Halloran. Proud Flora Dora grandmother of Cody Blay. Predeceased by her parents Vincent and Mary Ellen Haley and brother Harry Haley (Blanche). Dear sister to Helen Haley and Robert Haley (Joy). Loving Aunt to Bill, Marlene, David, Cathy, Anne, Andrew, Jimmy and Vincent. Flora was a very special lady with a wonderful sense of humour and great zest for life. She lived her life with the belief, “You should be kind to everyone because you never know what they may be going through.” Her warm and caring nature made it love at first sight. The support and love she received from her friends and family always made her so happy. Flora spent the last week of her life at St. Joseph’s Hospice. The family are truly grateful to all of the caring and devoted staff and volunteers who made her transition to heaven so special and peaceful. We are forever indebted to you and in awe of your dedication to providing Flora with quality of life. The family are also appreciative of the excellent care Flora received from CCAC, VON, LHSC, Dr. Leslie, Dr. Ferner and Dr. Shadd. A loving, heartfelt thank you to nurse, Pauline den Ouden. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a service to commemorate Flora will be conducted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in memory of Flora to St. Joseph’s Hospice, P.O. Box 1449, Station B, 485 Windermere Road, London, ON N6A 5M2 or online at www.sjhospicelondon.com. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FAGAN: Christina “Tina” of London.

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FaganPhotoSuddenly at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2014 Christina “Tina” Fagan at the age of 62.  Loving mother of Anthony Fagan, Karen Hanley (Dennis Hanley) and Paige Peters (Daniel Sellers).  Dear grandmother of Mary Jane and Connor.  Tina will be lovingly remembered  by her brothers and sisters and their families in Canada and England.  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Friday, April 4th from 6-8 p.m. with words of remembrance at 7:30 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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TRIEBNER: Kenneth Stuart of Exeter

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Triebner, Ken Picture-W150Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London after a long, courageous battle, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, April 2, 2014, of Exeter in his 64th year. Beloved husband of  J. Kathryn (Marriott) Triebner for 43 wonderful years.  Dear father of Darlene and Brad Borland, and Diane and Paul Timmermans all of Exeter. Dear grandfather of Kennedy and Matthew; Alexandra, Adrian and Allan.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Don and Brenda Triebner, Mary and Len Higgs and Harold and Louann Triebner all of Exeter, Carl and Barb Triebner of Komoka, Ivan and Edna Triebner of Melrose and Grace and Jim Edwards of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Stuart and Jean Triebner and a nephew Daniel Triebner.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle, 670 Main Street South, Exeter on Saturday, April 5th at 11AM with Pastor John Baker officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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WILBEE: Delbert R. “Del”, of London

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Peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, during an afternoon nap, Mr. Delbert R. Wilbee of London in his 81st year. Loved husband of Connie (Forsyth) Wilbee. Loved and loving Dad to Warren (Rosalinde) of Colorado, and Alison Peters (André) of London. Proud Papa to Adam, Aaron, Alana, Alex, Amy, Bobby and Brittany and great-grandpa to Destiny. Sadly missed also by brothers-in-law Laverne and Wayne (Marg) as well as by the Milanis and Carcamos families. Predeceased by his sister Jackie Swift (1999). Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be conducted under the auspices of the Nilestown Lodge No. 345 GRC on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Del are asked to consider the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DEVINE, Hedy (Schendel) of Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 92

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DEVINE:  Peacefully, at  Exeter Villa Retirement Home, on April 1, 2014, Hedy H.A. (Schendel) Devine, of  Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 92.   Beloved wife of the late Ervin H. Devine (1986).  Loved mother of Elaine and Bill Vandeworp of  Dashwood, Yvonne and Howard Hendrick of Exeter.   Cherished grandma of Elise and Jamie McGregor, Michele and Eugene King,  Bill Jr. and Bobbi Vandeworp, Bob Vandeworp and Stephanie Hovius, Julie and  Randy Bowers, Kathy and Terry Thiel, Denise and Rob Haines, Steve and Jen Hendrick,  Greg and Kathy Hendrick, great-grandma of 25 and great-great-grandma of 1.  Predeceased by her parents Leo and Elisa  (Bachmann) Schendel, sisters Leona, Charlotte, and Sylvia, sister-in-law Elda  and 4 brothers-in-law. Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday from 2 to 4  p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service  will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Spring  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  If  desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Zion Lutheran Church or a  charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WOOD, Rita Alma Henriette

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WOOD, Rita Alma Henriette –  Rita passed away at Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care Residence, on March 29, 2014 at the age of 90 years. She is now at peace with her husband, the late Frederick Wood.  Dear mother of Dieter “Derek” (Melva), Angela Desjardine (James), Gordon, and Kevin (Karen). Loving Nana of Benjamin (Jade), Toby (Tira), Jessamy (Paul), Claire (Scott), Casey and Braden and great-Nana of Marco, Francesca, Chelsea, Lukas, Brody, Liam, Taylor, Abbey and Finley. Rita grew up in Wedel, Germany, met her husband after the war and together moved to England.  In 1961 the family moved to Canada where she worked for many years at Eaton’s in the Ladies Fashion Department, and enjoyed the many friendships made there.  Her family wishes to thank the caring staff at Chartwell Parkhill for the care and compassion shown to both Rita and Frederick.  The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rita are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DeGroot: Joukje “Jean” (nee Eldering)

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“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).

Peacefully, surrounded by family, the Lord took to His heavenly home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joukje (Jean) DeGroot (nee Eldering). She was a good and faithful servant and longed to be with the Lord. A dedicated homemaker, she loved her family deeply. She was born in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands, July 13, 1927. After she married Cornelis DeGroot on September 6, 1951, they immigrated to Southwestern Ontario to raise their family. They were very dedicated to the Christian Reformed Church and to establishing Christian education. Jean loved to crochet, knit, embroider and cross-stitch, making beautiful sweaters and bedspreads for her grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Cor, and grandson Dan Steven. Dear mother of Clara (Tony) Vanderlaan, Janet (Rick) Klooster, Howard DeGroot, Kim Phillips (John Ifill), Neil (Sue) DeGroot. Beloved grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two on the way.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A funeral service will be held at FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1105 Exmouth St., Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, officiated by Pastor Henry Meinen. Donations gratefully accepted to the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Gross: Mary of Sombra

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It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of  MARY MARGARET  GROSS  announces her passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the age of 48 after a courageous and valiant fight with Breast Cancer. Most beloved friend and partner  of Bert Robson. Cherished mother of Samuel Simmons (Taryn Toms). Will be missed by her sisters Jennifer Grant ( Cole Houle) and Anne Clements (Bruce). Also missed by her nieces Amanda Grant and Erin Clements. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Isabel Gross and nephew Robert Grant. Funeral services will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Sympathy  may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb@cogeco.net .

 

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MOORE: Gordon; of Strathroy

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Peacefully passed at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on April 1st, 2014. Husband of the late Kathleen. Beloved companion of Michelle. Cherished father of Lewis (Joanne), Cathy (Larry), George, Sandra (Kevin), Ron (Kristy), Julie (Rob), and Janette (Tom). Father of the late Duncan, Louise, Shirley, Sally, and Nancy. Proud grandfather and great-grandfather to many. Great-grandfather of the late Alliah Smith. Visitations will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be help on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 11a.m, at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com.

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CARNEGIE: Leonard David ‘Len’ of Ridgetown, formerly of Highgate and Duart

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Carnegie, Leonard0001CARNEGIE: Leonard David “Len”– A resident of Ridgetown, and formerly of Highgate and Duart, Len Carnegie passed away at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the age of 90. Born in Duart, Len was the son of the late Cecil James and Myrtle Mae (McKinnon) Carnegie. Beloved husband of 68 years to Olive Mae “Dixie” (nee Leitch). Loving father of Linda Fleming (Rick) of Midland, Kathleen Mae Vandenheuvel (René) of R.R. #1 Muirkirk and Thomas David Carnegie (Laurel) of Strathroy. Proud grandfather of David Geelen, Jim Geelen, Dennis Geelen, Tammy Richards, Tracy Vanderlip, Todd Ameel, Jeffry Fleming, Danielle Fleming, Krista Carnegie and Kayla Carnegie. Great-grandfather of 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Rachel James (late Alex) of Wardsville. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Leonard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 335 Highgate, having served as President for 3 terms and later as Secretary/Treasurer. He saw action overseas during WWII with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, being wounded in Germany. Leonard had worked for Ontario Hydro for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was also a member of the former Duart Presbyterian Church since 1938, serving as an elder, on the board of managers, as a choir member and a Sunday school teacher. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 with Rev. John Guirin officiating. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Duart Cemetery at a later date. Donations made in memory of Len to the Duart Cemetery, the Salvation Army or St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

McKinlay Funeral Home
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Ridgetown, Ontario
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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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