BENDER:Merlon Ray formerly of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on January 18, 2016

IMG_2020Peacefully passed at LHSC-University Campus on January 16th, 2016; Merlon Ray Bender of Ailsa Craig, in his 80th year.  Predeceased by his loving wife Nova (2012). Loving dad of Rebecca Bender of Nairn and Brad and Tammy Bender of Port Stanley. Cherished grandpa of Meagan and Matthew Bender. Dear brother of Edith Bender, Helene Eicher, Hilda  Roth and Delmer Bender. Brother in law of Dorothy Bender and Harvey Roth.

Predeceased by his parents Aaron and Delila Bender. Siblings Willis Bender, Elmon (Hilda) Bender, Elmina (Louis) Christner, Edna (Floyd) Boshart.  Brother-in law William Eicher and sister-in-law Lauretta Bender.

Friends will be received at Nairn Mennonite Church (26459 Bear Creek Side Road, Ailsa Craig) on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Nairn Mennonite Church on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ailsa Craig Lions Club Park Project or the Nairn Mennonite Church will be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

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ROSS: June of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2016

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Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma, June Ross passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge Jan. 15, 2016.  Predeceased by her husband George.

Survived by her daughter Barbara Frayne, son-in-law Allan, Grandkids Peter (Heather) Alaina, great-grandchildren Lillian and Reid.

Other dear family members, Gary Kenny, Deborah McKellar, Andrew Kenny and Ledah McKellar.

Interment this spring will take place at Ravenswood Cemetery and will be remembered at an upcoming North Lambton Lodge Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mental Health Association would be appreciated.

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BOGART: Doris ‘Marie’ (nee Walch) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 18, 2016

Marie BogartBOGART (Walch), Doris “Marie” – On January 16, 2016, Marie died at home, surrounded by the love of her family.  Fondly remembered as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Loving wife of 67 years, to the late James Bogart (2015).  Dearly missed by her family Karen, Nathan, Aaron, and Hadley Wallace; Michael and Betty Walch; Karla Stewart; Heather, Steve, Sarah, Josh and Leah Stanley; her sister Verlyn McQuiggan; and her cherished nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Edward and Beulah Walch; her siblings Alice (1998), Ellen (1966), Howard (1916), Harrison (1948), Ivan (1969), Flora (2006), Jim (2007), twin brother Murray “Barney” (1962).  Marie was a lifetime resident of Southwold Township and attended Bible Baptist Church.  Family and friends appreciated her sense of humour, creativity, resourcefulness and generosity.  Thank you to the staff of CCAC, VON and Closing the Gap for your care and support.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m..  Interment in McArthur cemetery.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choosing would be gladly accepted.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CHOWEN: Kathleen of Aylmer

Posted by on January 18, 2016

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Chartwell Aylmer Long Term Care. Kathleen (Philpott) Chowen in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Chowen (1998). Dear mother of Richard and Valerie Chowen of Port Lambton and Anne and Mark Bond of St. Thomas. Also loved by her 4 grandchildren Kathleen (Jordan), Lindsay (Wayne), Christopher (Christie) and Cameron (Caitlin) and great-grandmother to Lauren, Summer, Marina, Marcus and Lucas.  Kathleen was a dear sister of Patricia Gunn of Toronto, sister-in-law of Glenn Chowen (Janet), Don Ecker and predeceased by Melva Ecker. Kathleen will be remembered by her family, extended family and friends. Friends will be received by family from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A private service of remembrance will be held. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborn Street, London, ON., N6B 2V3 or London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON., N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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ARNEL: Russell Ernest “Ernie” of Strathroy, formerly of Watford.

Posted by on January 17, 2016
cropphotoSurrounded by family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, January 16th, 2016, Russell Ernest “Ernie” Arnel passed away at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Norma (nee Emerson) for over 50 years. Loving father of Mary Jane and William Datema, Rob and Kim Arnel, and Jim and Mary-jo Arnel. Cherished grandpa and poppa of Travis, Curtis (Emily), David, Megan, Aaron, Austin, and Logan. Ernie is survived by his siblings Melvin and Betty Arnel, Cecil and Marjorie Arnel, Frances Bright, and Ellen Chambers. Predeceased by his granddaughter Jaden Lynn (2001), and brothers-in-law Eldon Bright and Gary Chambers. Ernie will be missed by his extended family. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Tuesday from 6 to 9pm and again on Wednesday morning from 11am until the time of the Funeral Service at 12pm. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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JOHNSTON: Ken of Ailsa Craig, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2016

Peacefully owebsite and card picn Thursday, January 14th, 2016, Ken Johnston of Ailsa Craig at the age of 67.  Devoted husband of Karen (Jones) and loving father of Josh.  Dear brother of Marianne (Bill) Rowse, Jayne (Jack) Barnum, Albert (Judy) Johnston and Jean (late Paul) Johnston.  Also predeceased by his brother Jim Johnston.  Dear brother in law of Sharon Oosterwall (Henk), Ken Jones, Marvin (Janet) Jones and Mervin (Marian) Jones.  Predeceased by his parents William and Audrey Johnston.

Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and will be dearly loved and remembered by his community of Ailsa Craig and his many friends.

Ken was a municipal councilor for Ailsa Craig for over 20 years, a two time Delaware late model champion and a passionate advocate for the community of Ailsa Craig.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig.  A Masonic Service will be held under the auspices of Craig Lodge No. 574 A.F. & A.M. at 6:30 pm.

Funeral service will take place at the Ailsa Craig Community Centre on Wednesday at 11 am.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ailsa Craig Village Association, Ailsa Craig Legion or the “Ye Olde Town Hall, Ailsa Craig” would be appreciated.  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca (1 844-DENNING)

 

 

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TICKNOR: Robert “Bob” of London

Posted by on January 15, 2016

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After a lengthy battle against Parkinson’s Disease, Bob passed away on January 14, 2016. Bob was the beloved husband of Cassie (2010), father of John and Nancy Ticknor and Brenda and John Vouvalidis and grandfather of Michael and David Ticknor, and Ally Vouvalidis. Bob was proud to be a member of St. George’s Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M and a Mocha Shriner. He worked for 32 years at Kellogg’s Canada.  Many thanks to Glendale Crossing – Pond Mills Neighbourhood support team. Cremation has taken place. Private interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A Masonic Service under the auspices of St. George’s Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6:30pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Prostate Hope – Masonic Foundation of Ontario, 361 King Street West. Hamilton, ON L8P 1B4 or Mocha Shriners, 468 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2T3 or mochashriners.org. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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COAD: Margaret (Boseley) of Glencoe

Posted by on January 15, 2016

CoadAt Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Thursday, January 14, 2016, Margaret Louise (Boseley) Coad of Glencoe passed away in 96th year. Wife of the late George “Lewis” Coad and daughter of the late Issac John Abraham Boseley and Emma Wilson. Survived by her daughter Nancy Lovell and partner Wayne, grandsons, Kurt (Cheri), Kent (Robin) and Scott (Shannon) and great grandchildren, Nova, Ryleigh, Chevelle, Cohen, Aubrey, Reggie, Royal, Wade and Kian. Also survived by sisters Isabelle Norton, Audrey Weeks and sisters-in-law Sherry Boseley and Violet Coad and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandson Brett, great granddaughter Kennedy, brother Gordon, brothers-in-law Stewart, Fred, Bill, Bob, sister-in-law Elsie and step – sisters Marjorie and Gertrude and their spouses. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219 will conduct a service Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Branch 219 Royal Canadian Legion. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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MacINTOSH: Mrs. Beulah (nee Cloes), of Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 15, 2016

beulah macintosh 001MacINTOSH, Mrs. Beulah (nee Cloes), of Bobier Villa, Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, January 14, 2016, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife for almost 60 years to the late Donald A. MacIntosh. Beulah was born in St. Thomas on January 23, 1924. Beulah graduated from the 1945 class of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, St. Thomas. She was a member of New Sarum Baptist Church, and was a former member of Broderick Memorial Baptist Church, St. Thomas. Beulah touched the hearts of all who knew her. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. Private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. A public memorial service will be held at Bobier Villa, 1 Bobier Lane, Dutton on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations to Bobier Villa Recreation Dept. will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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DIETRICH, Earl Lawrence, of Mitchell, age 72

Posted by on January 15, 2016

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DIETRICH:  Peacefully, at Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Thursday, January 14, 2016, Earl Lawrence Dietrich of Mitchell, formerly of Grand Bend, Stratford and Dashwood, age 72.  Loved father and father-in-law of Jonathan Dietrich and Julie Taylor of Waterloo, David and Leeanne Dietrich of Stratford, Mark Dietrich of Cambridge, Rayna and Chris Desjardins of Stratford.  Cherished grandpa of Olivia Dietrich, Dexter Dietrich, Melissa Hart and Patrick Robinson, Courtney Hart, Courissa Hart, Kiya Dietrich, Reece Desjardins, Raylyn Desjardins, Celeste Desjardins, and great-grandpa of Hailey, Owen and Alivia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Theresa and Bob Norman of Varna, John and Sandra Dietrich of Grand Bend, Helen and Rene Boogemans of Hensall, Jim and Linda Dietrich of RR 2, Dashwood (Shipka), Marlene and Bill Holman of Brucefield, Linda Wasnidge of RR 3, Ailsa Craig and Carol and Dave Cyr of Centralia.  Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Lawrence “Lorne” (1982) and Mary (Breen) (2014) Dietrich, brother-in-law Bill Wasnidge.  At Earl’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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TURNBULL: Eileen May of Port Franks, Ontario

Posted by on January 15, 2016

IMGIt is with great sadness that the family of Eileen Turnbull announces her passing after a battle with cancer, on Thursday, January 14, 2016, 77 years of age.  Eileen loved her garden, golf, socializing, and being part of the red hat society.  Eileen is predeceased by her beloved husband Harold Turnbull. Eileen will be lovingly remembered by her children Patricia (Stephen), Debra and Kathrine (Bruce); her grandchildren Sarah, Mathew, Cassandra, Hailey, William as well as great-grandchild Jalynn.  She will be missed by her family and friends both in Lakeland Florida and southern Ontario.  Cremation has taken place.  A gathering of friends and family will take place at her home in Port Franks on June 26, 2016.  In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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BEHIE: Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ron BehieBEHIE – Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas passed away surrounded by his family, on January 14, 2016 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of Patti Behie (nee Campbell).  Ron is survived by daughters Christy (David) Guertin, and Melanie Hickingbottom (the late Russell).  Loving grandfather of Samantha Guertin, Erika Hickingbottom, and Emily Hickingbottom.  Dear brother of Aleta Behie, and Allan Behie.  Ron will be missed by his in-laws Chick and Joyce Campbell, Michael Campbell, Joy (Bob) Powers, and Neil Campbell. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Ron had been an EMS Paramedic with St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for many years.  He also enjoyed flying ultralight aircraft, geocaching, and spending time with his grandchildren.  In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:00pm.  If desired, donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CRONYN: Ann of London

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Cronyn 2 edit APeacefully on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at her residence, Ann Cronyn of Arva in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Hume Cronyn.  Dear mother of Nancy Cronyn and her husband Terry Mueller and Debbie Eaton and mother-in-law of Ron Eaton.  Loving grandmother of Johnathon and Michael.  Predeceased by her son Richard Hume Cronyn (1980).  Dear sister of Natalie Carroll and the late Ruth Edward.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at her residence, 13938 Medway Road, RR#1, Arva, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Spring interment at St. John the Divine Anglican Cemetery, Arva. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ann are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.  Arrangements entrusted to Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793.

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MONTEITH: George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ray MonteithMONTEITH – George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Doris Monteith (1988).  Ray is survived by children Tim (Mary Pat) Monteith, Syd Monteith; daughter Sandra Blair; son-in-law Frank Szasz; grandchildren Chris (Lauren) Monteith, David (Lisa) Monteith, Amy Szasz (Louie), Julie Szasz; great-grandchildren Auden, Elliott, and Connor Monteith; grandchildren Sherri Blair, Cody Blair, Kim Zinger, Andrew Zinger, Matthew Zinger, Kaylee MacArthur, Sarah MacArthur;  brother Don (Dorothea) Monteith; sister-in-law Helen Monteith; his good friend Mary Brennan; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Ena Jane Szasz, his brothers Ernest (Marjorie) Monteith, Leo Monteith, Bill Monteith, and his sister Aileen (Reginald) Thorpe.  Ray was a retired brakeman/conductor having worked for New York Central Railway.  Ray and Doris opened their hearts and home for more than 20 years to over 175 foster children, and cared for each as their own.  Ray was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will take place at St. Thomas Seventh-Day Adventist Church 380 Manor Road on Sunday at 1:00pm.  Private Interment in South Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Maranatha-One Day Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DYKEMAN: Paul “Dyke” of Lucan

Posted by on January 14, 2016

Dykeman, PaulAt South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Lucan in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary Dykeman. Dear father of Shannon and Paul Wheeler of London, Derek and Robin Dykeman of Francis Lake, Shane Dykeman of Lucan, Marj and Brad Cowan of London and Dalton and Jody Dykeman of Milgrove. Missed by his canine companion Sassy. Dear “Papa” of Gord and Chris; Daniel, Lisa, Ryan, and Nicole; Andrea; Shawn and Cayley; and Jessica; and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jane Dearing of Exeter, Roy Dykeman of Lucan, Ruthanne and Don McIntyre of Denfield, Lynda Hokansson of Stratford, Bruce Dykeman and Caren of Carlisle, Gwen Dykeman of Lucan, Emily and Wes Brown of Hyde Park, Dave and Lois Dykeman of Denfield; and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Sonja (1983) and a brother Les (2002).

Friends may gather on Saturday, January 16th at 1:30 PM for a 2 PM combined Lion’s Service, Memorial Service and Celebration of Paul’s life at the Lucan Memorial Community Centre, 263 Main Street. Cremation has taken place. Paul’s final resting place will be in his favourite spot, Matachewan.

Donations to the Sunshine Foundation or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements.  (www.haskettfh.com)

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PRICE: Donna E. (Desjardine) of Exeter

Posted by on January 14, 2016

Price, Donna-W150At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 of Exeter in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gordon L. Price (2014).  Dear mother of Judy (Price) Murray of Walland, Tennessee.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ollace and Lois Desjardine of Guelph, Ilene Desjardine of Hensall, Phyllis Desjardine, and Helen Desjardine of Grand Bend.  Predeceased by her sister Rugee Restemayer, brothers Melvin, Howard, Eldred, Glenford, Everett, Leeland, and Emerson Desjardine, and sisters-in-law Ilene Desjardine, Helen Desjardine.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Monday, January 18th at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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OWEN: Matthew of London

Posted by on January 14, 2016

Owen editedUnexpectedly, passed onto a new journey on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in his 40th year. Beloved son of Pauline Owen. Loving brother of Brandon Owen, and his wife Jennifer. Deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Survived by his father Bradley Owen, and his wife Laurie. Matthew will be sadly missed by the Participation House community and organization. They supported Matthew and helped enrich his life through various activities; he enjoyed the many outings, and volunteering, as well as bowling, karate, baseball, golf, video games and card games. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 noon, with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Matthew are asked to consider the Participation House Foundation.

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STAPLETON, Gerry

Posted by on January 14, 2016

 

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At this time our hearts are filled with sadness as we announce the passing of Gerald Leonard Stapleton on Saturday, January 9th, 2016. Dear and beloved husband of Julie (Denning). Father of Peggy Schnurr (Nova Scotia), Margaret Wilson (British Columbia), Leonard and Mark Stapleton (London). Proud Grandpa of Brianna, Nicole and Marcus Stapleton. Much loved brother of LeRoy and Joan Stapleton (London). Brother-in-law of Jayne and Roland Pratt (Pennsylvania), David and Carolyn Denning (London). He will be sorely missed by his faithful Shitzu dog, “Bella Rose”. Much of Gerry’s life was spent as a businessman, operating his own enterprises as Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services. Active in London and area communities, Gerry was a member of many organizations such as Chamber of Commerce and founder of Business after Five.  Junior Achievement, Rotary Club, Garrison Community Council, 427 Wing and the Great Lakes Cruising Club were also among the associations Gerry shared with others and made life-long friends. Gerry’s passion for life would truly show when he was singing or spending time on the water. His active life, endearment to boating and music reflected how he chose to deepen his life and unite freely with God’s love. “Captain Gerry, Karaoke Kid” or as his dear departed friend Tom Lawson would call him” Julio”, he will be greatly missed and has left us many wonderful memories. Celebrate now his life. Visitation will be held Monday, January 18th, 2016 at Denning’s of Strathroy (32 Metcalfe St. West) from 2-4 p.m and  7-9p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 19th at Holy Family Parish (777 Valetta St. London) at 10 a.m with reception to follow. Gerry’s wishes were in support of London Cardiac Fitness Institute LHSC and the dedication of Dr. Larry Patrick. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

 

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PALMER: John Henry of Port Stanley, Ont.

Posted by on January 13, 2016

PALMER – John Henry of Southwold Township passed away at home surrounded by  family, on January 13, 2016 at the age of 77, after a long struggle with MS.  Beloved husband of Margaret Palmer (nee Grigg).  Loving father of Stewart and his wife Mary Jane, Lisa and her husband Jodi McGlone, and the late Stephen Palmer (1985).  Loving grandfather of Michael, Janessa (Gord), and Shawn Palmer, and Eric and Kyle McGlone.  Dear brother of Jean Taschereau (the late Hank).  Brother-in-law of Shirley and Alex Bosley, Peter and Jane Grigg.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Son of the late Elsie (Nethercott) and Harry Palmer.  Predeceased by his brother Ralph and his wife Helen Palmer, and nephew Jim Palmer.  John was a lifelong farmer and resident of Southwold Township.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00pm,  where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 3:00pm. Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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RUSSELL: Howard L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Howard RussellRUSSELL- Howard Leroy Russell passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the age of 77.  He handled his cancer with an undaunted and dignified approach.  Howard is survived by his loving wife Audrey Russell (nee Wood); by his children Charlanne Russell (Paul Billo), Mike Russell, Doug (Dawne) Russell, and Jonathan (Siegrun) Russell; his grandchildren Trevor (Sheila), Holly, Marisa, Gabby, Lauren, Ryan, and Luke; his two great grandchildren Lincoln and Abby; his sister Joanne (Don) Anderson; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mildred Russell.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery.  A memorial service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church 44936 Ferguson Line on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m..  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   If desired, donations to St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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McMURRAY: Mary (Oster) of Exeter

Posted by on January 13, 2016

McMurray, Mary-W150At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, of Exeter in her 73rd year.  Cherished companion of Ivan Luther for over 20 years.  Dear mother of Sharon Smith of Exeter, and Rick and Karen McMurray of Lucknow.  Dear grandmother of Nathan and friend Jackie, and Ty both of Lucknow.  Fondly remembered by Ivan’s family: Terry and Kathy Luther, and Tracey Luther all of Calgary, and their children Ryan and Jessica Luther, and Justin and Page Luther.  Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed social time with her family.  Predeceased by her son-in-law Jim Smith, parents Walter and Velma (Davis) Oster, and brother George Oster.

A private family memorial service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter.  Cremation with spring interment Blyth Union Cemetery, Blyth.

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DYKEMAN: Paul “Dyke” of Lucan

Posted by on January 13, 2016

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Lucan in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary Dykeman. Dear father of Shannon and Paul Wheeler of London, Derek and Robin Dykeman of Francis Lake, Shane Dykeman of Lucan, Marj and Brad Cowan of London and Dalton and Jody Dykeman of Milgrove. Missed by his canine companion Sassy. Dear “Papa” of Gord and Chris; Daniel, Lisa, Ryan, and Nicole; Andrea; Shawn and Cayley; and Jessica; and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jane Dearing of Exeter, Roy Dykeman of Lucan, Ruthanne and Don McIntytre of Denfield, Lynda Hokansson of Stratford, Bruce Dykeman and Caren of Carlisle, Gwen Dykeman of Lucan, Emily and Wes Brown of Hyde Park, Dave and Lois Dykeman of Denfield; and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Sonja (1983) and a brother Les (2002).

Friends may gather on Saturday, January 16th at 1:30 PM for a 2 PM combined Lion’s Service, Memorial Service and Celebration of Paul’s life at the Lucan Memorial Community Centre, 263 Main Street. Cremation has taken place. Paul’s final resting place will be in his favourite spot, Matachewan.

Donations to the Sunshine Foundation or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Posted free at CanadaObits.ca.

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SYSEL: Frank Cyril of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 13, 2016

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SYSEL, Mr. FRANK CYRIL

A resident of Forest,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday,  January 12, 2016 in Petrolia hospital  at the age of 94.  He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret Neoma Archibald.  Years ago, he was a partner in ‘Labombards’ in Chatham.  He spent many years working in the courts of Chatham as a court service officer.  He was a veteran of WW ll and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176 in Forest and Branch 128 in Chatham.  He was predeceased by: his first wife Jean Stephenson; His sisters, Elizabeth (Bessie) Krejci, Mary Turley, Ann Jamieson and brother Joe Sysel.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews.  In keeping with Frank’s wishes, cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date, in Maple Leaf Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations may be made to one’s local Humane Society or to the charity of one’s choice.   Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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VARLEY: Kenneth (Ken) Frank of Exeter

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Varley, Ken-W150Surrounded by his loving family, peacefully, at home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Exeter, in his 56th year.  Beloved husband, best friend and soul mate of Julianne (MacLean) Varley for 32 years.  Loving father of Kristylee (Varley) and Rob LeCureaux of Windsor, Scott Varley and Jenessa Varley both of Exeter.  Proud grandfather of his little monkey Avery, his new pride and joy.  Beloved son and son-in-law of Frank and Marg Varley of Hensall, Jerry and Alice MacLean of Exeter.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Darlene Lightfoot; Gary and Jane MacLean all of Exeter.  Very special uncle of Amy and Tim; Jeff, Kim (Goddaughter) Eric, Michael and Kelsey.  Great “Uncle Fun” of Tyler, Ashlyn, Grace, Carter and Travis. Missed by his 4-legged co-pilot, Chase.  Ken enjoyed his leisure time at the cottage with family and friends.  He also loved working with and serving the members of the community as part of the family business he was so dedicated to.

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 Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Saturday, January 16th at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Regional Cancer Program (Patient Care), the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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RANK: Bill of London

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Peacefully surrounded by family in the comfort of his home, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Bill Rank in his 70th year. Dear brother of Harold (Patricia), Audrey Wood (John) and Margaret Rank. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Loved and remembered always by Barb Thorne and family. Love you Grandpa Bill. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Margaret Rank and his son Billy. Bill retired from NJ Spivak Ltd. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 2016, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, were the funeral service will be conducted in the  chapel on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the All Saints’ Church – Canterbury Group, 249 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario, N5Z 1R2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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