CUMMING: Don of London

Posted by on February 2, 2015

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Thomas Donald (Don) Cumming died unexpectedly while on vacation in Salobrena, Spain, on January 25, 2015. Don is survived by his loving wife and best friend Kathy, daughter Glenda, son Thomas William and beloved grandson Kyle Thomas Cumming, son of Glenda, stepchildren Michele and Aldo Liberatore, Lisa and Peter Kennedy and their children Morgan and Alex Liberatore, Ian and Claire Kennedy. Don is predeceased by his parents William and Annie Cumming of Burnaby B.C., his daughter Catherine Lynn Cumming (2006) and his brother John Murdoch Cumming. Don was born in Williams Lake, B. C. in 1935 and spent his younger years in beautiful British Columbia before transferring to Toronto, then London. Don was a passionate and competitive athlete from a very young age. He excelled in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He was a member of the PNE Junior Indians Lacrosse team, winning the Canadian National championship in 1954, but his true love was golf. His Dad inspired Don’s passion for golf and together they enjoyed many rounds of golf at the Langara Golf Club in Vancouver. He was a member of Sunningdale Golf and Country Club for 36 years.  In the winter months he could be found playing squash at the London Squash and Fitness Club, passing on this passion to his beloved grandson Kyle. Don had a deep love for music and for many years sang Lead with The London Men of Accord Barbershop Harmony Society. Professionally Don worked for Safeco Insurance Company from 1962 until 1976 when he left to open his own general insurance brokerage.  He was a member of the London Directors’ Club where he established many new and lasting friendships and business partnerships. Don’s way of giving back was volunteering and fundraising for the MS Society. In lieu of flowers, Don’s family asks that donations be made in his memory to the MS Society, London-Middlesex Chapter, 21 Grosvenor Street,Room # W018A, London, ON N6A 4V2.

We welcome you to join us in a celebration of Don’s life on Thursday, February 5 at 11 am at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, 465 Sunningdale Road, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). On-line condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com 

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MURDOCH: Norma of London

Posted by on February 2, 2015

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With family at her at side, peacefully, on Wednesday January 28, 2015, at Chelsey Park Long Term Care, at the age of 88, Norma slipped away. Beloved wife of John F. Murdoch. Loving mother of Norma Lynn Murdoch of London and Dell Walker and her husband Wayne of Port Franks. Also loved by her two grandchildren Michael (partner Abbey) and Michelle Walker (fiancé Brendon). Dear sister of James Beck and his wife Adeline of Thedford Mines, QC. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received by the family at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Sunday February 1, 2015 from 2-4pm & 7-9 pm. (Visitation only, no service).

Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of London.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Baker, Gary “Bubba” of Kingsville

Posted by on February 2, 2015

Baker, Gary Paper copyA resident of Kingsville, Gary Baker passed away at home, with his loving family by his side on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 58. Loving husband of Kim Baker for 27 years. Dear father of Kaitlyn (Steven Wright) and Taylor. Dear son of Eileen and the late Richard Baker (2013) and son-in-law of Shirley and Murray Setterington. Dear brother of Tom Baker and his wife Anne, Nancy Baker and husband Wendell Doyle and brother-in-law of Phil and Helen Setterington and Alan Setterington. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519 326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jim Kettle officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or the Unemployment Help Centre, Windsor. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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SOUTER: Raymond “Ray”, of London

Posted by on February 2, 2015

Souter - LFPAt University Hospital on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 with family at his side, Mr. Ray Souter, of London, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine (Ibsen) Souter (2003). Dearly loved and loving father of Brandie Firth, of London, and Cam Souter, of Burlington. Adored Poppa/Grandpa of Andrew and Cameron Firth, and of Daniel and Matthew Souter. Cherished big brother of Carole Supak; and loved by nephew Paul Supak. Lovingly remembered by the Firth family members and by his many dear friends. Ray retired from the London Life Insurance Company in 1991 after a distinguished 32 year career. Visitation will be held on Thursday 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 Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario N6A 4V2.

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FIELDS, Lauretta Caroline (Reichert) of Exeter Villa, formerly of Exeter and RR 2 Hensall, in her 90th year

Posted by on February 2, 2015

FIELDS: Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, Lauretta Caroline (Reichert) Fields, of Exeter Villa, Exeter, formerly of Exeter and RR 2 Hensall, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank C. Fields (1994). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Floyd and Alison Fields, Brian and Sandra Fields, Mervyn Fields and Sue Bates, Cecil and Patricia Fields, Marlene and Dave Cunnington, and Leroy Fields. Dear grandma of Jason and Darlene Fields, Shawn and Denise Fields, Amy and Brett Jewitt, Sherri and Scott McNaughton, Josh Fields and Darla Burton, Justin Fields and fiancé Angela Firth. Cherished great-grandma of 6 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her great grandson Lucas Fields (2014), brothers and their wives Orland and Laurabelle Reichert, Ervin and Marjorie Reichert and Ivan Reichert. Fondly remembered by the Reichert and Fields families. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  where the Funeral and Committal Service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz Officiating.  Spring Interment St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich.  If desired, memorial donations can be made (payable by cheque) to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Exeter Villa, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HENNICK: Joseph R., of London

Posted by on February 1, 2015

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                             Joseph R. Hennick

                                    1940 – 2015

                 “Our family is in mourning because

                     a proud Canadian died today.”

 On Saturday, January 31, 2015, Joe passed away peacefully at his residence. Beloved husband of Helga for 53 years. Loving and proud father of Mona and Joey (Lisa). Cherished Grandfather of Jared (Kasey), Paige, Sarah, and Maitlyn. He is survived by brothers Tom (Barb), Wayne, Richard, and Randy and sisters Joan (Alex), Linda, Darlene (Max) and Brenda. Predeceased by his father, mother, brother Stewart (Wendy) and sister Deborah. Joe enlisted in the Canadian Forces in 1958 and proudly served his country for 22 years. During those years, he served 3 tours in Germany and a peacekeeping mission in Cyprus. He also served in bases located in N.S., N.B. and ON. Upon leaving the forces, he spent 19 years with Canada Post. A memorial service under the auspices of the of the Royal Canadian Regiment Association will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Private family interment of ashes at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joe are asked to consider L.H.S.F. – Cancer Centre, the VON or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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KINTS: (Skinner) Frances Margaret of Woodham

Posted by on February 1, 2015

Kints Frances webAt L.H.S.C. Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday, February 1, 2015, of Woodham in her 69th year. Beloved wife of Frank Kints. Dear mother of Dennis Kints of Woodham, Dale and Sherri Kints of Tillsonburg, Denise and Darren Boyle and Darren and Stephanie Kints all of Exeter.  Dear Nana of Tyler, Brittany, Brady and Brooklyn; Kayleigh and Sean; Dylan, Mercedes and Jackson; and great-grandmother of Aaliyah and Oliver. Dear sister of Edward Skinner of Exeter. Frances was very active and a true supporter of Exeter Minor Hockey and Exeter Skating Club.

The Kints family would like to thank the health care professionals at L.H.S.C. Victoria Hospital and at South Huron Hospital for the compassionate and wonderful care given to Frances.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main, Exeter, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street, West, Exeter on Thursday, February 5th at 11:30 AM with Father Len Desjardins presiding. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, South Huron Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45PM. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.  Posted free at CanadaObits.ca.

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RAWSON: Penny Lynne (nee Cushman), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 1, 2015

Penny RawsonRAWSON, Penny Lynne (nee Cushman), of St. Thomas, in her 40th year, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 29, 2015, with family by her side at LHSC, Victoria Hospital, London. “Heaven has taken another young and beautiful angel too soon.” Penny is survived by her loving husband, Steve Rawson and beloved son, Noah Cushman. Daughter of Ellen Deisley & Troy Ratz, and Ken Cushman. Sister of Darryl & Caren Cushman. Friend of Lawrence Welsh (father of Noah Cushman). Granddaughter of William & the late Eleanor Deisley, Lynda & Murray Ratz. Cherished aunt to Hailey & Aliyah Cushman. Niece of Terri Deisley, Bill & Janet Deisley, Cindy Deisley & Tim Hart, Jim & Denise Deisley, David & Heather Deisley. Cousin of Christina, Melissa, Matthew, Carson, Tyler and Emily Deisley, Timothy Hart Jr., and Jason Ratz. Close friend of Tanya Haley. Goddaughter of Suzanne Couture. She will also be greatly missed by her furry babies, Riley, Maggie, Socks and Pickles. Penny was born on June 15, 1975 in London, ON. She was an employee of Ryder Logistics, London. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, February 3rd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Wednesday, February 4th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to Pets/Friends for Life will be gratefully acknowledged. Casual dress would be appropriate at the visitation and service.

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

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STERNER: Joseph Alfred, of London

Posted by on February 1, 2015

Peacefully at University Hospital on Saturday, January 31, 2015, Mr. Joseph Alfred Sterner, of London, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Monika (2005). Loving father of Marina. Dear brother of Gertrude Ringer, of Kelowna, B.C. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends, both in London and also in Austria. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Joseph are asked to consider the L.H.S.F. Palliative Care Unit.

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KILLINS: Wesley Robert, of London

Posted by on January 31, 2015

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Parkwood Institute on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, in his 75th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Joan for 54 years. Much loved father of Scott and Wayne (Georgina). Proud grandfather to Nathan. Dear brother to David (Suzanne), Sharon (the late Terry Cook), Peggy (the late Bob Carson) and Brian (Elaine). Predeceased by Ethel and Harold Killins. Brother-in-law to Brian Bosworth (Ann). A hard-working and generous man, Wesley proudly owned and operated ‘Adelaide Collision Service’, in London, for 38 years. He will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Wesley are asked to consider the London Animal Care Centre or the L.H.S.F. – Cancer Centre.

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SHIELDS, John; of London

Posted by on January 31, 2015

Shields3John A. Shields, of London at the age of 84, after a long and brave battle with cancer, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.  Beloved husband to Glenda Shields (nee Scharf) and devoted father to Paul (Pat) Shields of Glencoe and Melanie Shields (Chris Sayler) of Glencoe.   John was a loving “Poppa” to Jamie (Brandie Elliott), Ben and Samantha Shields and Rebecca (Kyle Levac) and Danielle (Todd Hunter) VerkinJohn is survived by two brothers and two sisters.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm with visitation an hour prior to the service, (12:30pm-1:30 pm) at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe.  John will later be interred at Woodland Cemetery.  Memorial donations would be greatly appreciated to the London Regional Cancer Program – Myeloma Research Fund (cheques payable to LRCP-Myeloma Research Fund), St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or the charity of your choice.  Online condolences at www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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MILLER: June Rose (Rader) of Granton

Posted by on January 30, 2015

June MillerAt Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Friday, January 30, 2015, of Granton, in her 73rd year.  Beloved wife of Fred Miller.  Dear mother of Brenda Miller-Sanford and Dave Sanford of Guelph, Charlotte Miller-Skea and Dave Skea of Georgetown and Karen and Mark Miller Whittemore of Stratford.  Dear grandmother of Jason, Crystal; Rosemary, Kevin, Kerianne; and Matthew.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ruthanne and John deNiet of Rousseau, Dave and Nancy Rader of Dashwood, Paul and Susan Rader of London, Sharon and Bill Bennett of Ruthven, Lloyd Howe of Lac de Bonnett, Manitoba; Earl and Marilyn Miller of Woodham and Elsie and LeRoy Keys of Grand Bend.

A memorial service will be held at the Centralia United Church, 197 Victoria Drive, Centralia, on Saturday, February 21st at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating.  Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Lung Association, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.

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McINTYRE (nee Winslow): Florence of Denfield

Posted by on January 30, 2015

photoformemorialcardPeacefully, at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Thursday, January 29th, 2015.  Florence Beatrice McIntyre (Winslow) formerly of Denfield at the age of 88.  Predeceased by her husband John (2001).  Loving mother of Karen Elliott (Wayne) of Barrie, Marg Brunskill (Glen) of London and Phyllis McIntyre of London.  Dear grandmother of Amanda (Allan), Nancy (Craig), Sonya (Kevin), Sheena (Bojan), Jonathan (Laura) and Jennifer and great grandmother of Morgan, Aubrey, Miles, Jade and Zoe.  Predeceased by her sisters Myrtle Jacques and Evelyn Shearer. Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 from 2 – 5 pm.   Private service will take place.  Interment Carlisle cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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TOPOLIE; Stephen of Strathroy

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Topolie, Stephen

IMAG0356Peacefully passed surrounded by his family on January 29th, 2015 at Strathmere Lodge in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Stella Topolie. Loving father of Barbara (Juri) Pill and Gary (Edith Dewar) Topolie. Proud grandfather of Dean Topolie, Megan Catenacci, Beth Pizio, Tracy Topolie, Katherine Pill, and Alison Pill. Cherished great-grandfather of Cole, Violet, Anthony Jr., and Wynnifred. Survived by his cousin Lorne Topolniski. Stephen had a successful career at Ford for over 40 years. He also had a strong passion for golf and belonged to Sunningdale Golf Course for 25 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 from 2 until 4 p.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy (519-245-1023). A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 1 p.m in the chapel. Interment to follow at Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Mt. Brydges. A very special thanks to the staff at Strathmere Lodge, particularly Bernie’s magic and Sharlene Grant’s loving personality. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary Fund. Online condolences may be made at denning.ca.

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KOCH: Brian of Exeter

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Koch, Brian-W150Peacefully, at LHSC-University Hospital, London, on Thursday, January 29, 2015, of Exeter in his 60th year.  Beloved husband of Barb Koch.  Dear father of Liz, Connie, Helena, Peter, and Tina.  Dear grandfather of Austin, Matthew, Hailey, Xavier, and Bentley.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation.

Donations to the ALS Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation (Long Term Care ICU – University Hospital) would be appreciated by the family.

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

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BLOK: Nellie (Van Mourik) of Exeter and formerly of Bayfield

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Blok, Nellie-W150Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, of Exeter and formerly of Bayfield in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Anthony (Tony) Blok (2011). Dear mother of Maria and Mark Piercy of Paris, Marry Dordevic and Zoran Dordevic of London, Nellie and Bill Boshart of Lucan, Agatha and Dave Feltz of Mitchell, Dinah and Jack de Groot of Bayfield and Terry and Charlotte Blok of Exeter. Dear grandmother of Andrea and Randy, Christopher and Sarah; Andrew and Anastasia, Sara and Jayme, Marco and Erin; Greg, Daryl, Kevin and Emma; Jason; Chad and Melissa, Alison, Benjamin, Sean; Heather, Erin; and great-grandmother of Casey, Liam, Noah, Luca, Marshall, Rowan, Avery, and Easton. Predeceased by her daughter Trudy (1957), and 3 sisters and a brother in The Netherlands.

Friends may call at the at Bethel Reformed Church, 200 Huron Street E, Exeter on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 12:00-1:30PM where the funeral service will be held at 2PM with Pastor Jim Vellenga officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Haskett Funeral Home Exeter entrusted with arrangements (519-235-1220).

Donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DEPONT: Antoinette Marie

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Depont, Antoinette Marie (Nee Leblon)

Mem Card photoPeacefully passed on January 29th, 2015 at Sprucedale Care Center. Beloved wife of the late Albert Depont (2006). Loving mother of Arlette (Jean-Claude) Coqu, Francine (Alain) Druvent, Nicole Depont (Pino) Benini, Claudette (Andre) Poissonnier, Regine (Jacques) Olivier, Jocelyne Depont (Dale Leifso), and Paolo Depont (George Overbeek). Proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Margueritte Gauquie and Maurice Leblon. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 1st, 2015 from 7-9p.m and the following morning from 10 until 11 at Dennings in Strathroy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 11a.m at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

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AUSTIN: Brian of London

Posted by on January 29, 2015

AUSTIN, Brian….

At University Hospital, London on Saturday, January 24, 2015, Brian Austin in his 65th year. Beloved husband of the late Judith (Allan) Austin (1998). Dear uncle of Kevin Mathers and Kelly Dick. Also missed by his brother-in-law Wayne Allan (Sheila). Cremation has taken place. Private family interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London ON N6B 3H8 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MURPHY: JAMES PATRICK OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 29, 2015

murphyjameswebPassed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday January 29, 2015, JAMES PATRICK MURPHY, age 86 of Sarnia. Predeceased by his beloved wife Velma (Jean) Murphy (2007), survived by his wife Sheila Murphy, predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Hugh. His beloved brothers Hugh, Howard, Roy. Dear sisters Norma, Helen, Mary and two baby sisters. He will be dearly missed by his Daughters Debra (Terry), Patricia (Rudy) and Susan (James). Grandfather of several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his brother, John of Sarnia, and sister Edith of Sarnia. He was a Member of the local CEPU and worked at Fiberglas in the Water Treatment Plant for 49 years from 1946-1995. Family and friends will be received at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 11:30am until time of service. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Sunday February 1, 2015 at 12:30pm with cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice and would be greatly appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

 

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HUNT: Yvonne of London

Posted by on January 29, 2015

HUNT, Yvonne – Peacefully at University Hospital, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Yvonne Hunt in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Jim (2008). Dear mother of Virginia Dimitriadis (Mike), David Hunt (Anna), Jackie Hunt and Barb Willert (Brett). Loving grandmother of Michael (Marina), Niki, Lindsay (Matt), Tracy, Kristen (Anthony), Lisa (Jon), Erin (Luke), Michelle, Scott (Calie) and Paul, and great-grandmother to Noah, Claire, Sophie, James, Audrey, Duncan, Madison and Amelia. Predeceased by her great-grandson Travis. Yvonne served with the Royal Canadian Navy in England during WWII, and was a long term employee of Bell Canada. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Yvonne are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Parkinson Society Canada, or a charity of their choice.

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MAILING: Gary Wayne of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Mailing 001 (183x275)Mailing – Gary Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), after a courageous battle, in his 76th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of over 50 years of Carol (Conrad) Mailing and much loved father of Paul Andrew Mailing and the late Matthew Curtis Mailing (July 21, 2003). Dear brother of Pat McLennan of London, Don and his wife Jackie Mailing of St. Thomas and the late William “Bill” Mailing (late Shirley) and the late Robert Mailing (late Jean).  Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.  Gary was born in St. Thomas on October 26th, 1939, the son of the late Hugh and Edna (Oak) Mailing. He owned and operated Gary Mailing Clothing for 15 years and prior to that was a partner in Richardson Clothing for 27 years. He was a past President of the St. Thomas Men’s Wear Association.  Gary was a member of First United Church. He was a long time member of the Y.M.C.A., played in the City Basketball League, and enjoyed running. Gary was a former member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday, February 6th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at First United Church on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the L.H. S.C. (Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies.)

“We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunshiny day.”

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DOWELL: Allan Keith of Port Stanley

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Al Dowell (2) (196x275)Dowell- Allan Keith of Port Stanley, passed away suddenly at his late residence on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in his 63rd year. Loved son of ViJean (Wilson) Dowell and the late Keith Dowell (2008). Dear brother of Robert Dowell (Sherry), Elizabeth Dowell (Rod), Shirley  and husband Dale Hickox and Brenda  Dowell. Dear uncle of Jennifer, Stephanie and Naomi. Allan was born February 15, 1952 in St. Thomas. He was a member of the Port Stanley Legion.

Resting at Williams Funeral home where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations to the Port Stanley Legion Poppy Fund.

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POWERS: William “Bill” of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Powers (182x275)Powers – William “Bill” of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Nancy Jane (Cormack) Powers (2009). Dearly loved father of Penny (Bruce) Bell of London, Bill (Deb) Powers of Burlington, Karen (Karl) Perry, Lisa Campbell (Brad Brenneman) and Todd (Kathy) Powers all of St. Thomas. Proud grandfather of Jennilee, April, A.J. Tessa, Jessie and great-grandfather of Reghan-lynn. Dear brother of John “Jack” (Albina) Powers, Gary (Cathy) Powers and Robert (Jean) Powers all of St. Thomas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was born February 2, 1943 in Windsor, the son of the late Mabel (Kelly) and George Powers. He was a welder. He worked at Clarke Equipment and at Steel Way.

A Memorial Service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St.,St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Visitation prior to the service from 1:00 to  1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Liver Foundation or the Lung Association

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VANDERKOOY: Maria of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 29, 2015

Vanderkooy (197x275)Vanderkooy-Maria of St. Thomas, went to be with the Lord, on Saturday, January 24th, 2015, peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late George Vanderkooy (May 15, 2005) and dearly loved mother of Peter Vanderkooy (Sylvia) of St. Thomas, John Vanderkooy (Julie) of Aylmer, George Vanderkooy (Margaret) of St. Thomas, Robert Vanderkooy (Ina) of Burkes Falls, Donald Vanderkooy of St. Thomas and Marian Beimers (Paul) of Strathroy. Cherished grandmother of Robin, Krista, Jason, Holly, Amy, Timothy, Sandra, Laurie, Erica, Brian, Amanda, Stephanie, Daniel, Matthew and Nathan. Sadly missed by 18 great grandchildren.  She was the last of her family. Maria was born in Nootdorp, Holland on August 1, 1920, the daughter of the late Johannes and Johanna Van Der Wees. She was a member of the Free Christian Reformed Church, St. Thomas.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held  Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on   Monday  from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Word and Deed or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MEDHURST: “Sylvia” Joyce of Woodstock

Posted by on January 28, 2015

MEDHURST, “Sylvia” Joyce – Passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of Wilfred “Bill” Medhurst of Woodstock.  Loving mother of Brenda Hammond her husband Ken Wallis of London.  Cherished grandmother of Ashley, Leigh, Lisa and Devon.  Dear sister of Linda Middleton and Arlene Sipos.  Sylvia will be missed by her great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her first husband Hector Harris (1978).  As requested by the family, there will be no funeral service.  Cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association, Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated and can be made through the  SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, ON , 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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