SWAN:Bill of Inwood

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, William Arthur “Bill” Swan of Inwood passed away in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Connie (White) Swan. Dear father of Adam (Shelley) Swan, Richelle (Travis) Duncan, Brady Swan and Julia Swan and papa of Asher and Jack Swan, Hayden, Brogan, Reyna, Colby and Alexis Duncan. Dear son of Nancy (Doug) Coleman and the late Cap Swan. Brother of Nancy Sue (Mike) Thomson, John (Cathy) Swan, Scott (Jenn) Swan and Marty (Mary-Anne) Swan and brother-in-law of Brenda (Alan) Fuller, Ann McIntosh, Marilyn (Richard) Graham and the late Charles White. Bill is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his in-laws Wayne and June White. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Brooke Alvinston Inwood Community Centre Complex on Saturday, May 20th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the “Raise the Roost Campaign” (cheques payable to the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston). www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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NEWMAN SMITH: Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

NEWMAN SMITH, Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 83rd year.  Wife of Charles L. “Charlie” Smith, and the late Victor L. Newman (2000).  Mother of Sue Ellen Tuff and Brad Tuff.  Mother-in-law of Anne Tuff.  Grandmother of Brandon Tuff and Tyler Tuff.  Step-mother of Rodney Newman, Sandra Kratky, Linda Austin, Barry Newman, Bradley Newman, Sharon Newman, Trish Cable, and Kevin Smith.  Sister of Idamae Johnston, late Nelson L. Campbell, and the late Donald W. Campbell.  Also survived by numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, two aunts, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Ida (née Dalton) Laurance.  Glenda was an adherent of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas.  As a volunteer, she formerly played the piano at the Valleyview Home.  Glenda was a former member of the St. Thomas Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.

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HEISLER: Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

HEISLER, Bernard J. “Pat”, of Fingal, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in his 88th year.  Husband of Mildred (née Cooke) Heisler.  Father of Byron Heisler of London, and Myrna Rose (Ron Tuba) of Texada Island, BC.  Grandfather of Jessica Heisler (Brad), Lindsey Heisler (Scott), and Curtis Heisler (Talon).  Great grandfather of Scarlett and Ava.  Brother of Joyce Collins (Chuck) of Goulais River, Val Heisler (late Susan), and Victor Heisler (Doris) all of Aylmer, Grant Heisler of Merritt, B.C., and the late Bert Heisler (Shirley of Morrisburg).  Dear friend of Josie and Bill Ripley, and Sue and Leighton Ellis.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Hanna AB, March 17, 1930, he was the son of the late Adam and C. A. “Toots”  (née Pfefferle) Heisler.  Pat was a retired self employed construction worker. He was a former member of the Optimist Club of Fingal.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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WHITE: Valerie Anne, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

WHITE, Valerie Anne, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at LHSC, University Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, after a short illness in her 62nd year.  Beloved sister of Karen (Dave) DeForest, Vanessa Austin, and Mark White.  She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.  Valerie was born in St. Thomas on August 5, 1955, the dearly loved daughter of the late Harold (2012) and the late Gladys (née Ryckman) White (2010).  She worked faithfully at Goodwill Industries for over 30 years, and was popular with her many customers.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday evening, May 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Friday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Minardi, Nicola “Nick”

Posted by on May 16, 2017

It is with immeasurable sadness that we announce the passing of Nick on May 16, 2017, at the age of 67.  Beloved husband of Santa (nee Aloisio) and loving father of Dianna and Paolo Novelletto, Louisa and Rob Sirizzotti, Jessica and (the late Sean Faught).  Amazing son of Francesco and Maria and son-in-law of Adino Aloisio (the late Camille).  Remarkable brother of John (Teresa) and Mary (Bob Mojso) and brother-in-law of Claudio (Janice), Patti (Dave), Phyllis and Margaret (Roy).  Fun loving grandpa of Brianna, Lillianna, Anthony, Isabelle and Nico.  Nick will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Nick was born in San Giovanni, Italy and immigrated to Canada at an early age.  Nick enjoyed having a glass of homemade wine with family and friends, golfing and travelling.  He also loved taking the grandkids for ice cream and introducing them to Frank Sinatra music.  Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and a Certificate in Industrial Engineering Technology from St. Clair College.  Nick had an extraordinary work ethic and as a result made many friends along the way.  Nick’s generosity, kind heartedness and outgoing personality is why we love him.  We will always remember him for his unconditional love for family and friends.  If you so desire, donations to Downtown Mission or Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Thursday 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers and Words of Remembrance at 4:00 p.m. at Families First 2130 Front Road, Lasalle, 519-969-5841.  On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Joseph’s Church, River Canard after 9:30 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LAPOSTA, Adelaide (nee Papa)

Posted by on May 16, 2017

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Adelaide on May 15, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.  Beloved wife of the late Antonio “Nino” (1968). Cherished mother of Nicolino “Nick” (the late Elaine 2011) and Teresa Spizzirri (Franco). Much loved Nonna of Christina Rathier (Marc), Anthony, Trisha Barlozzari (Robert), Mark Spizzirri (Venessa), Vanessa Naccarato (Michael) and Bis-Nonna of Nicholas, Matteo, Ava, Gabriella, Vincent, Gianmarco, Paolo, David and Jonathan. Dear sister of Clara Faroni (Roberto). Predeceased by her parents Giuseppe & Felicia Papa, her sister Pierina (Angelo), her brothers Silvio (and surviving spouse Teresa), Alfio (Bernice) and sister-in-law Nicolina LaPosta. She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Adelaide was a proud union member of Fabricated Steel CAW Local 195. She was a founding member and President of L’Associazione Madonna del Rosario, a member of the St. Angela Merici Church CWL, proud member of the Caboto Club Women’s Auxiliary and the Caboto Women’s Bocce Fila Club. Adelaide enjoyed knitting, baking (her famous pizza and crostoli will be missed), gardening, singing Italian folklore songs, traveling, bocce, cards, the casino slots, and organizing numerous pilgrimages to various Shrines for many years. A special thank you to the wonderful and compassionate Dr.’s and nursing staff at WRH-Ouellette Campus, ICU as well as London Health Science Centre – University Campus especially Dr. McKenzie and his team. Also to Dr. Pearce and family physician Dr. Fortuna, as well as CCAC nurses Paula and Adriana, personal care workers Sandy and Ayoko. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 4:30 pm. On Friday, funeral service at 8:45 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for mass at 9:30 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ZAVITZ: Jim of Poplar Hill, Ontario

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Obituary pending.  Jim is the husband of Shirley Zavitz.  A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

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Murray: Shirley of Point Edward, Ontario

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia with family by her side on Monday, May 15, 2017, SHIRLEY MAXINE MURRAY, age 81, of Point Edward passed away. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Russell Murray (2009). Dear mother of daughters Cindy (John) Murray of Toronto, Heidi Murray of Point Edward and Yeon – Ja Fulcher of Red Deer, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Karly, Jeremy and Darby. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Robinson and survived by her special nephew Dale Robinson. Born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan, but Point Edward was her home for over 75 years. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion that was shown to our Mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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BARTLETT: Joseph Ralph of Granton

Posted by on May 15, 2017

 Peacefully on May 10, 2017, surrounded by family, released from his battle with cancer, Joseph Ralph Bartlett of Granton (Lucan -Biddulph) in his 73rd year. Caring father of Cherie, Rebecca (Bill|), Melissa (Dan) and Donald (Bev). Loving grandfather to Kathryn (fiance Mike), Zachary, Jeffery, Karina and Clayton. Brother of Lyn (Frank) and brother-in-law to Karen. Predeceased by brother James, parents Bill and Dorothy Bartlett. Many thanks to the Broward Health North Medical Centre, FLA., LHSC Victoria Campus and VON Strathroy. Visitation 11am – 1pm Monday May 15th at The First Church of the Nazarene, 176 Wellington St. London, ON, Celebration of Life to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the London Regional Cancer Centre, Strathroy VON or The First Church of the Nazarene.

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SOLDAN, John Patrick “Pat” of Grand Bend, age 71

Posted by on May 15, 2017

SOLDAN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, John Patrick “Pat” Soldan of Grand Bend, age 71.  Beloved husband and best friend of Sharon Dianne (Lightfoot) Soldan.  Loved father and father-in-law of Tracy and Ron Spratt of Windsor and Jason and Karla Soldan of London.  Cherished Poppa of Lukas Soldan and Maya Soldan.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mike and Barb Soldan of Exeter.  Loved uncle of Sue Anne and Chris Beckett, Jodi and Patrick Regier, Ryan and Susan Soldan and their families.  Predeceased by his parents John Henry “Jack” (1993) and Victoria “Tory” Emma (Bolton) Soldan (1979).  At Pat’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  Pat was a long time educator and Elementary Principal with the Huron County Board of Education. He was a member of the former Grand Bend Lions Club.  Pat’s favourite things to do were go to the beach and watch the sunsets with Sharon, travel and spend time with his family. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Humane Society, Children’s Wish Foundation, South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica House or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RISPIN: William”Bill” Edward Alan of Chatham

Posted by on May 14, 2017

Unexpectedly on Friday, May 12th, 2017 William “Bill” Edward Alan Rispin passed at the age 58. Beloved son of the late William Edward Alan Sr. and Barbara June Rispin (nee Glen). Loved brother of Julie Anne and Chris Allen, and Geoffrey and Jennifer Rispin. Bill will be missed by his nieces and nephews Jessica (Corey) Hartford, Christopher Allen, Scott Allen, Heather Lynne Allen, and great-nephew Wellington Hartford. Predeceased by his aunt Louise Rispin. Forever remembered by Josh and Chad Smulders, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill will be remembered for his kindness to all and for his love of animals. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 from 7 to 9pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Anglican Church, 80 Wellington Street West, on Wednesday at 1pm, with visitation preceding it from 12 noon until 12:45pm. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Pet and Wildlife Rescue. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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Dodds: Ruth Eunice Grace [Wakefield] of Iona Station

Posted by on May 14, 2017

Ruth Eunice Grace (Wakefield) Dodds of Breezy Hill Cottage in Iona Station passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour on May 12, 2017 at the age of 80. Ruth battled cancer courageously for 5 years and despite complications lived each day to the fullest with her trademark smile brightening up the many visits by family and friends. Born May 13th, 1936 in Montreal to Ernest and Ruth Wakefield she was the eldest of three children. Dear sister to Winnifred (Wakefield) & Clayton House and Richard & Jan Wakefield. She exchanged wedding vows on June 22, 1957 in Montreal to her loving husband Ralph Dodds and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this summer. Ruth attended MacDonald College School for Teachers and graduated first in her class. She never lost her love of teaching. Car rides, family outings and Gramma events were always peppered with teaching moments. Leading community Bible studies was an integral part of her life and something that came naturally to her as a teacher. She was a Christ follower and lived her life intentionally and generously for her heavenly Father. She was always ready to pitch in and help with any tasks from driving grain trucks to the elevator to cooking meals for anyone in need. Ralph and Ruth moved to Thornhill, Ontario for several years in the 60’s and then in 1967 the family moved to Breezy Hill farm in Iona Station.
Ruth is survived by her husband Ralph, son-in-law Dale Fowler of Iona Station ON. Son Ken & Belinda Dodds of High River, AB; Keith & Susan Dodds of St. Thomas ON, Phil & Wendy (Dodds) Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Loving Grandmother to Chris Scheuerman of Vancouver, BC; Matt Scheuerman of Calgary, AB; Stacey (Fowler) & Bryan Adamache of Iona Station ON, Stephanie (Fowler) & Jonathan Dearing of London ON, Steve Dodds of Drayton Valley, AB; Jamie & Andrea Dodds of St. Albert, AB, Riley Dodds of Calgary, AB; Megan Dodds of Belfast, NI; Kirstie Hayhoe of Calgary, AB; Kyle Hayhoe of Loretto ON. Special Great Grandmother to Drew, Tyler and Cole Adamache; Ben Dearing and Nolan Dodds of St. Alberta, AB. Siblings Winnifred (Wakefield) House and Richard Wakefield.
Ruth is predeceased by her daughter Eunice (Dodds) Fowler (2015)
Visitation will be held at Arn Funeral Home at 193 Shackleton Street, Dutton ON, 519-762-2416 on May 16th from 6:30PM – 9:00PM. Funeral service will be held at the Shedden Keystone Complex 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden ON. Wednesday May 17th at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Cowal-McBride Cemetery located at 33069 Aberdeen Line, Iona Station, ON. Reception at Shedden Keystone Complex after interment.
Donations to New Life Prison Ministries https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/850019415RR0001-new-life-prison-ministry/ or Gideons http://www.gideons.ca/donate/default.aspx
Well done good and faithful servant!
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TURNER: Murray of London

Posted by on May 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, May 12th, 2017 in his 89th year. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Marion Turner (née Drew). Beloved and devoted father to Dianne (Sid) Levasseur, Linda (Ken) Brown, Dennis (Penny) Turner and predeceased by David Turner. Cherished Grandfather of Karen, Pam, Kevin, Kathy, John, David, Theresa, and Shawn and seven great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Lorne Luney and predeceased by Wayne Turner. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London with visitation being held one hour prior. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Murray are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BRAMHAM, Ronald of Sarnia

BRAMHAM, RONALD – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Ronald Bramham, age 82 of Point Edward passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Margaret Ann (McCord) Bramham (2011) and the loving father of Gregory (Debbie), Richard (Brenda) and Julie Hillis (Patrick), dear grandfather of Shannon (Brian), Ron (Vjollca), Michael (Heather), Christopher (Christine), Joe, Jason, Trisha (Travis), Alan (Karlie), Michelle (Joel) and Shelley (Chris) , great-grandfather of Kaylan, Treston, Aiden, Adriana, Kesler, Haleigh, and more on the way. He was the brother of Colleen McKinlay (Russ), Bruce (Janet), Carol Prince (late Art Green) and Pearl Belton (Leonard). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Joy and Henry Bramham. Ron was a long time Point Edward resident, a member of Point Edward Presbyterian Church and was a retired master builder. He continued his carpentry work helping friends long into his retirement. He couldn’t say no to anybody. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:00 pm and followed by a celebration of his life at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Bluewater Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DUCHESNE: William (Bill) of Grand Bend and formerly of Oakville

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Passed suddenly on his 60th wedding anniversary, May 11th, 2017, at the South Huron Hospital. Bill will be forever remembered as a cherished husband by Joyce Duchesne (nee Rath), loving father of the late Gwen Duchesne and Joanne Pitcher, adored grandfather of Joshua Duchesne and Jeremy Pitcher, and favourite companion of his “puppy” Toddy.

Join us for a special service at the Veteran’s Memorial Branch #498 (Grand Bend Legion), 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend on Monday, May 15th at 2pm.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the Huron Shores United Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DOBSON: Joyce (Witmer) formerly of Bayfield, Exeter, and Zurich

Posted by on May 12, 2017

At Huronview – Home for the Aged, Clinton on Thursday, May 11, 2017  and formerly of Bayfield, Exeter and  Zurich in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Ross M. Dobson (2012). Dear mother of Kelly Elder of Clinton, Kim Mostrey of Clinton, Kandice and Steve Austin of Goderich, Dean Dobson of Brucefield and his friend Loreena Simpson of Vanastra. Dear grandmother of Jessica and Justin and Julian and Sarah; Kristy; Nathan, Megan and Karlie; Robin and Crystal and great-grandmother of Cole and Blair. Sister of Cameron and Elizabeth Witmer of Waterloo.  Predeceased by her father and mother Orville and Marjorie Witmer of Zurich.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, North, Zurich on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 AM where the funeral service will be held at 11 AM. Cremation with interment Bayfield Cemetery, Bayfield.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Huronview – Home for the Aged would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MELOCHE, Barbara Ann “Barb” (Market) of RR 2, Zurich (St. Josephs), age 72

Posted by on May 12, 2017

MELOCHE: Peacefully, at University Hospital, London, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with the love of her family surrounding her, Barbara Ann “Barb” (Market) Meloche, of RR 2, Zurich, (St. Joseph), age 72. Beloved bride and best friend for 53 years of LeRoy Meloche. Dearly loved mother & mother-in-law of Pat & Howie Green of Dashwood, LeeAnn Becker of St. Joseph, Tracey Bullock Perry of RR 1, Dashwood and the late Arron Bullock (2007) and Lisa & Al Rader of Lucan. Loving grandma “grammie” of Natasha & Chris Fisher, Rebecca & Dave Meinen, Jessica & Jennifer Becker, Jarrett & Justin Bullock, Alissa & Nathan Rader and great-grandma of Joey Fisher, remembered like a mom by Barry & Patti Nivins & their son Corbin LeRoy. Loved daughter of Evangeline “Eve” Market of Port Franks and the late Howard A. Market Sr. (1996).  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mark & Jill Market, Ken Market, Theresa Market, MaryLou Martin, MaryAnn & Serge Desrochers, Brenda & Henry Martens, Christine & Doug Smith, Karen Kelders & Ron Pieters, Cathy & Matt Relouw, Bernard & Justine Meloche, Leonard & Helen Meloche, Norm Meloche, Edmund & Betty Meloche and Linda & Don Rawlins and her many nieces, nephews and their families, remembered also by her aunts & uncles and their families. Predeceased by brother Howard Market Jr., brother-in-law Ernest Martin Jr., sister-in-law Jean Meloche and nephews Chris & Clem Meloche. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Hwy., St. Josephs, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant. Interment St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HOEFNAGELS: Katie of Strathroy formerly of Watford

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Peacefully with her family by her side at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Katie Hoefnagels (nee Lamers) of Strathroy formerly of Watford passed away at the age of 78.  Loving wife of Tony Hoefnagels for 57 years.  Beloved mother of John (Carmel) Hoefnagels, Corinna Brown and Shawn (Sarah) Hoefnagels.  Survived by her grandchildren Courtney, Emily, Alex, Kaylee, Ashley, Nicole, Makenna, Teagan, Aidan and Leena.  Dear sister of Peter (Annie) Lamers, Annie (John) Vander Heyden, Tonia Vande Wetering, Josie Kersten, Willie (Morris) Hoefnagels, Aleida (Hank) Goris, Corrie (Bert) Kusters, Willy (Agnes) Lamers, Corrie Lamers and Mary Landuyt.  Loved sister-in-law of Mary Hoefnagels, Gertie Strybosch, Louise (Harry) Terpstra and Joe (Marg) Hoefnagels.  Predeceased by her parents Martin and Anna Lamers; her siblings Kees Lamers, John Lamers, Martin Lamers Jr., Andy Lamers and brothers-in-law Peter Vande Wetering, John Kersten, Leo Hoefnagels, Joe Landuyt and sisters-in-law Marion Lamers and Lezora Lamers.  Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Monday, May 15th from 6-9 pm.  Catholic Womens League Prayers will be held at 5:30 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 16th at 11:00 am.  Cremation to follow. Interment to take place in All Saints Cemetery at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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DeBRUYNE: George of Chatham

Posted by on May 12, 2017

After a long and full life, George DeBruyne passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice, with family by his side, on Thursday May 11th, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 57 years of the late Joan DeBruyne (nee Taylor – 2007). Cherished father of Garna and George Argenti of Chatham and Susan Logan of Peterborough. Beloved grandfather to Adam Argenti of Guelph, Aaron (Tavish) Argenti of Kitchener, Dylan Logan of Peterborough and Chloe (Thomas) Gandt of Flensburg, Germany.  Predeceased by infant granddaughter Sarah Logan (1988) of Peterborough, as well as by his parents Joseph DeBruyne, and Maria Piron (nee DeGronckel). George will be sadly missed by his beloved canine companion Lucy. George was a long time employee of International Harvester for 47.4 years. In keeping with George’s wishes cremation has taken place. Friends and family will be received at Christ Anglican Church, 80 Wellington Street, West, Chatham, on Monday May 15th, 2017 from 11:30am until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:30pm.  Interment to follow in the Christ Church Memorial Garden. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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BENUSIK; Anna of Petrolia, ON, age 77

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Died peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia.  ANNA BENUSIK (nee Kupcik), of Petrolia, was 77 years old.   Anna was the loving wife for 53 years to the late Peter (2013).  She will be missed by her son Peter and his wife Karen Benusik.  She is predeceased by two sons, Paul (2014) and Dusan (2006).    She was the loving grandmother to Iain, Jason (Lisa), Sabrina, Maggie, Matthew, Jozef, and Susanka, and great grandmother to Natalie, Seth, Simon, Chase, and Hunter.   Visitors will be received on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  A Franciscan vigil will be held on Monday at 8 pm.   A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 am from St. Philips Parish, King St. Petrolia.   Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.    As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com

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TUCKEY: Patricia of London

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Patricia Tuckey (Wheeler) born May 22, 1934, fell asleep in death on May 8, 2017. Mother of Alvin, Chris, Patti-Ann, Tim & (Peter, Tommy, Toby, Teddy – deceased), grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Patricia suffered with pain for most of her life and longed for a better world for herself and family. Her favourite scripture was Revelation 21:4 where it says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Memorial will be held Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 86 Baseline Rd W, London. Donations can be made at www.jw.org. Online condolences can be expressed at www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca

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Beaten, Shirley Elinor (nee Haugh)

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on May 6, 2017 at 94 years of age.  Predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Donald (2006). Loving mother of Wayne and Kathy, Mark and Deborah, Scott and Cathy, Michael and Marianne, and Dawn and Zelko Fuduric. Loving grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Sarah Beaten, Marka, John and Mary Beth Beaten, Heather, Jenna, Jeffrey (1980) and Jeremy (1981) Beaten, Kurtis, Brock and Devan Beaten, Courtney and Connor Wessel. Adored great-grandmother of Quinn, Colton, Lucas, and 2 more on the way.  Loving sister of the late Fred and his surviving wife Marie Haugh, the late Jack Haugh, and Virginia and the late Fred Judiesch.  She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Shirley was a faithful member of Paulin Memorial and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Churches.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Oak Park, CCAC and their affiliates for their compassionate care of mom.  If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting will be Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  There will be a time of remembrance at 8:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3200 Woodland Ave., after 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LESONSKY, David

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017 at the age of 76 at Hospice of Windsor surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of over 44 years to Elaine (nee Nussey).  Cherished father of Matthew (Debbie), and Jeffery (Sandy).  Loving Papa of Tosha, Nikolas, Aaron, & Allison.  Predeceased by his sisters Rae, Grace, Ethel, Marie & by his brothers Arthur & Ernest.  He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family & friends. At the age of 22, Dave passed his CA exams with honours and was admitted to article with the firm of Francis Lorenzo and joined their partnership immediately after. Two years later (1964), he joined with Terry Davision and the firm of Davision & Lesonsky was thus established. The partnership thrived as over the years a number of accountants were hired and many of whom were admitted into the partnership. In 1982, Davision & Lesonsky merged with Touche Ross and in 1992 Touche Ross merged with Deloitte. When Dave retired in 2000, he was the managing partner of the Windsor office of Deloitte. We would like to thank the nursing and support staff of St. Elizabeth and more recently of the VON. Finally many thanks to all the staff and volunteers at Hospice of Windsor for all their instrumental help and kindness. We will always be grateful to Dr. Freeman and Dr. Cargill for their expertise in pain management. Donations to Hospice of Windsor would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BIANCHI, F. Aleeta

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Peacefully on May 7, 2017 at 93 years of age. Youngest daughter of the late Edna and David Bianchi. Predeceased by her 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Visiting will continue Wednesday at 10:30am with prayers at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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