NICHOL: John Albert of London

Posted by on December 16, 2014

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Passed away peacefully on Friday December 12, 2014 at LHSC University Hospital, in his 82 year.
Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Alice (Noviss) Nichol. Loving step-father of Beverly Hennessy and her husband Harvey, Richard Sharrow, Ronald Sharrow and his wife Lydia, Bonnie Sharrow and her husband Joey Baumuller and Kathy Lawrence all of London. Cherised grandfather of  17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Delmer Nichol and his wife Shirley of St. Marys and Doris Backx  of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Gordon, Glen, Eric and William Nichol, his sister Irene Marsh and his step-children Marlyn Fowler, Joseph Sharrow, and Rosemary Eiler.A private family Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S, London ON. Online condolences may be made at www.amgfh.com

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WOOD: Charmaine Lynn of London

Posted by on December 16, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer Charmaine (Brigham) Wood of London in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of Gordon Wood for 38 years. Cherished mother of April Aristone (Darren Arbeau) and Stephen Wood. Dear sister of Donna (Bob) Swales, Joan (Doug) Swan, Diana (Don) Chapman, Wendy McKay, Scott (Cheryl) Brigham, Carolann (Ralph) Knaus, Brian Brigham and Ronald Brigham. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Patricia (the late Ted) Cameron, Marion (the late Gerald) McMahon and Donna (Bruce) Green. Predeceased by her  parents Lillian “Pat” Brigham and Wilfred “Wilf” Brigham, her sister Gail Bealieu and her brothers Garry Brigham, Wesley Charlton  and Jimmy Charlton. Charmaine will be remembered with much love by her nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London, where the memorial service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11 am.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, (for The Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund), 747 Base Line Road, East, London ON, N6C 2R6.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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GUNN: Catharine “Taffy” of London

Posted by on December 15, 2014

GUNN, Catharine “Taffy” – At her residence on Monday, December 15, 2014 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife for 66 years to John A. Gunn. Loving mother of John Warren Gunn, Fraser Gunn (Colleen), Lindsay Gunn (Elaine Hunter) and Alexandra Gunn. Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Jean Houghton. 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, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Taffy are asked to consider Participation House (London) or Autism Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WASNIDGE: Helen Louise (Haist) (Jones) of Exeter

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Wasnidge, Helen-W150At LHSC-University Hospital, London on Sunday, December 14, 2014 of Exeter in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Jones (1975) and the late Arnold Wasnidge (2000).  Dear mother of Larry and Lois Jones of Crediton, and Linda and Bill Russell of RR1 Exeter.  Dear grandmother of Doug and Danielle; Jayden and Amanda, and Tristalyn and her fiancé Michael and great-grandmother of Jessica, Kyle, Bradley, Tyler, Kaitlyn and Makayla; and Landen. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Maurice and Ruth Ann Haist of Crediton, Doris and Lorne Listoen of Abbotsford, B.C, and Donna Haist of London.  Predeceased by her parents Wellington and Irene (Willert) Haist, her sisters Bernice and her husband Oren Grace, Eleanor, Myrtle and her husbands Almer Passmore and Gord Pengelly, brother Frederick Haist and an infant brother Roy, brother-in-law Norval Jones and his wife Mildred, and sister-in-law Hazel Wasnidge.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014  at 1:30 PM with Rev. Harry Disher officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, Exeter United Church, or a charity of your choice. would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ALLEN: Beverly June (nee Cook), of St. Thomas and Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2014

beverly allen  1ALLEN, Beverly June (née Cook), of St. Thomas and Windsor, passed away peacefully at her home in St Thomas on Friday, December 12th 2014, in her 86th year. Dear wife of the late Glenn George Allen (2013) with whom she shared 55 happy years. Loved sister of the late Vivian Wates (2008) and the late Thesta Cook (1991). Best friend for over 60 years of Nancy Byers of Oil Springs. Sister-in-law of Joan Johnson of Michigan and her family and Donald Allen of Espanola and his family. Special Aunt to John Wates (Theresa) of London and his family. Beverly was born in St. Thomas, ON, February 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Russell and Fonda (née Frazer) Cook. She was a long-time member of Central United Church, Windsor and an adherent of Grace United Church, St. Thomas. Beverly was a music lover and sang for many years in church choirs in St. Thomas, Petrolia, and Toronto, as well as the UWO Choir, London when a student. She was a long-time Sunday School teacher and leader of C.G.I.T. groups. A graduate of UWO and of the Ontario College of Education, Toronto, Beverly was a secondary school teacher for 36 years. She taught at the Petrolia District High School and the Honourable J. C. Patterson Collegiate Institute, Windsor, where she completed her career as head librarian. Heartfelt thanks from the family are extended to Debra and the entire team at “Nurse Next Door” for the superb care and support they provided to Beverly that allowed her to remain in her home. Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Friday December 19th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas gratefully acknowledged.

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CATIER: Jan “John”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2014

Catier, Jan “John” of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Sheila Catier, and the late Johanna “Joanne” (nee Hamminga) Catier (1995). Dear dad of Johanna Van keulen (Han) of France, Henry Catier (Brenda) of Ottawa, and Sylvia Kirkwood (Jim) of St. Thomas. Loved Opa of Sydney Catier of Ottawa, and Michael and Amanda Kirkwood of St. Thomas. Also survived by a brother, a sister, and several nieces and nephews. Born in The Netherlands, February 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Hendrich and Rosa Catier. John was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant. He was a member of New Vision Community Church, St. Thomas, and a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross. Cremation has taken place. There will be no public visitation. A celebration of John’s life will be held at New Vision Community Church, 38 Aldborough Ave., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 18th at 1:30 p.m. Interment of his cremated remains will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian Red Cross gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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LESLIE, Pamela Anne

Posted by on December 15, 2014

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67 years, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Hospice Residence. Beloved wife of Richard. Dear mother of Nicole Leslie, fiance’ (Kevin Robins), Brooke McKenzie and husband Richard. Loving grandmother of McKenna and Lincoln. Dear sister of Brenton Sheldon (Carol) and the late Douglas Sheldon. Dear sister-in-law of Dwayne Leslie (Jane), Brenda Hammond (Bill), Kevin Leslie (Debbie), Patti Leslie, the late Ken Leslie and the late Barbara McGill. Dear aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews and great aunt to thirteen great nieces and great nephews. At Pam’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Pam’s life, from the funeral home on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. Rev. Derek Parry officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Findlay, Gerald

Posted by on December 14, 2014

web_findlay_geraldPassed away suddenly on December 13, 2014 at the age of 67. Loving son to the late Robert and Leona Findlay. Cherished and adored brother to Sandra and Jerome St. Louis and the late Bobby, Sharon and Sheila. Gerald will be missed by his special sisters Mimi and Eileen, and his many nieces, nephews and friends at Venture Works. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Venture Works would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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JENSEN: Georgina Ann of West Lorne

Posted by on December 14, 2014

Peacefully on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Four Counties Health Services, Georgina Ann Jensen (nee Barker) passed away at the age of 77. Loving wife of the late Gunnar Jensen (1995). Beloved mother of David and Peter (Caroline). Survived by grandchildren Jessica, Jami, Eric and Connor. Sadly missed by her sister Donna (Larry) Roberts, her brother in law Andre (Connie) Jensen and sister in law Annie Clark. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 17th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS 519-785-0810 where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 1:00 pm. A Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 pm under the auspices of West Lorne, Branch 221. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to West Lorne Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 221 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.

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PROUTY: Shirley Mae (Vanaudenarde) of London formerly of Exeter and Hay Twp.

Posted by on December 14, 2014

Prouty, Shirley-W150At Chartwell Long Term Care Residence, London on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 of London and formerly of Exeter and Hay Twp. in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of Milford Prouty for 65 years.  Dear mother of Larry and Diane (Grainger) Prouty of Mississauga and John and Betty Anne (Harburn) Prouty of London.  Dear grandmother of Ken and Jana Golden of Toronto, Valerie and Brendan Heffernan of Mississauga, Carolyn and Ryan Monteath of Toronto; and Jason and Tanya Prouty and Carrie and Shane Barker both of London.  Cherished great-grandmother of 7.  Predeceased by brothers Howard and Charles Vanaudenarde, a sister Gertrude Parker, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ted and Dorothy Prouty.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday evening from 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 11 AM with Pastor Doug Watson officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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PEARCE: Darlene (Cudmore), of Grand Bend and formerly of London

Posted by on December 12, 2014

Pearce Darlene (edited)At Victoria Hospital on Thursday, December 11, 2014 with family and friends by her side, Mrs. Darlene (Cudmore) Pearce of Grand Bend and formerly of London in her 77th year. Beloved wife of 56 years to Charlie. Loving Mother of John and his wife Helene, and Cheryl Turcotte and her husband Kevin, all of London. Dear twin sister to Arlene Fulton and her husband Rod, of Grand Bend. Cherished Grandma of Billy (Christine), Alesha, Jillian and Kelsey. Also survived by ten great-grandchildren. Darlene was predeceased by her son Dale and granddaughter Danielle. Missed also by her nieces Kristy, Becky, Jody and their families. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation two hours prior. Reverend Christine O’Reilly officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Darlene are asked to consider The Lung Association. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BENTO: Maria Feliz Vicência, of London

Posted by on December 12, 2014

Bento (edited)The family is sad to announce the passing of Maria Feliz Vicência Bento, who completed her journey with us on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 peacefully while surrounded by her beloved family. She was 82 years of age and honourably devoted her life to the roles of loving wife to the predeceased Augusto Rodrigues Bento, and a nurturing caregiver to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be profoundly missed by her family and loyal furry companions. The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to the General Medicine Team at the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, for their extraordinary compassion and care. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Avenue, London, on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at St. Peter’s Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DINGUS, Richard, formerly of London ON

Posted by on December 11, 2014

At Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Richard Layne Dingus formerly of London passed away in his 90th year. Predeceased by his wife Ruth in 2006. Survived by his son-in-law John Killoran and granddaughters, Moira and Raissa Killoran. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Garnier Church, 244 Stella Ave., Glencoe on Monday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Rev. D. Matthew Bedard officiating. Entombment St. Peters Cemetery, London. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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KROESBERGEN: Dorothy of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on December 11, 2014

2014_12_11_14_26_15Peacefully, with her family at her side on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Dorothy Kroesbergen (Bruinsma) of Strathroy in her 54th year.  Loving wife of 37 years to Fred Kroesbergen.  Will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren; Michelle Kroesbergen (Matthew, Jamie and Alexis), Alisha Thomson (Braeden and Mackenzie), Kevin Kroesbergen (Skylar, Cadance, Tristan and Xander), Natalie Willer and her husband Michael (Brody, Holly, Emmett and Alice), Andrew Kroesbergen and Charlene Kroesbergen.  Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by many extended family members.

Special thanks for the care Dorothy received from the VON, St. Elizabeth, Paramed, Dr. Nicholas Buma, Dr. Nancy Naylor and LHSC.

Visitation will be held at East Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy on Friday evening, December 12, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm.  Funeral service will be had at the church on Saturday at 11 am with visitation 1 hour prior.  Pastor Derek Bouma officiating.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to East Christian Reformed Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home (519 245-1023) www.denning.ca

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DAVIE: Edith Victoria of London

Posted by on December 11, 2014

Davie (edited)DAVIE, Edith Victoria – Peacefully and surrounded by her family at The Village of Glendale Crossing, London, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.  Beloved wife of the late Leonard “Len” Davie (2004). Loving mother of Wayne (Brenda), Perry (Brenda) and Nadine MacDougall (Darryl). Proud Grandma of Sarah (Miles), Jenna (Chad), Kevin (Jaclyn), Justine (Greg), Michelle (Jabarie), Jennifer, Jacob, Adam and Nicole and Great-Grandma and “G.G.” of Christopher, Nathan, Noah, Adeline and Ryker. Predeceased by her five brothers and sisters. Special thank you to the staff at Glendale Crossing for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Community of Christ – Woodfield Church, 615 Colborne Street, London, on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edith are asked to consider a charity of their choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CARTER, Baby Dakota of London, loved daughter of Heather Stuart and Rob Carter

Posted by on December 11, 2014

CARTER:  Heather Stuart and Robert “Rob” Carter of London are saddened by the unexpected passing of their baby daughter Dakota Elizabeth Carter, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  Precious baby sister of Leeah, Aydin, Jayme and Dylan.    Loved and will always be remembered by Grandparents Jim and Donna Stuart of London and Tibby Carter of Grand Bend.  Also loved and will be missed by aunts and uncles Matt, Anie Stuart of Oakville, Deb Carter and partner Tim Shaw of Mississauga and Keith Liley of London and cousins Daniel, Trevor and Avery.  Waiting to greet her with open arms are Grandpa Nick Carter (May 18, 2014) and Aunt Karen “KC” Liley (August 15, 2014). At the family’s request cremation has taken place with private family arrangements.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to LHSC – NICU or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HODGINS: Joseph William of Lucan

Posted by on December 10, 2014

Hodgins, Joe web-W150At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 of Lucan in his 73rd year.  Dear brother-in-law of Sheila Joyce (Ford) Hodgins.  Dear uncle of Lori, Debbie, Jamie, Peggy, Nancy, Susan, Lisa and Barb.  Predeceased by his parents James Cecil and Thelma (Strasser) Hodgins, and his brothers James Cecil (Hodge) Hodgins and Herbert (Herb) and Norma Stretton.

The funeral service will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main St., Lucan on Friday, December 12th, at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the Lucan Area Heritage or the London Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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TINDALL, Bonita Ann “Bonnie” of London

Posted by on December 10, 2014

Tindall (for LFP)TINDALL, Bonita “Bonnie” Ann (née Denomme) – Peacefully in her sleep, with her son Brett at her side on Monday, December 8, 2014, in her 69th year. Survived by her husband David Tindall. Loving mother of Tracy, Brett and Cory. Beloved Grandmother of Logan and Cole Sheffield. A public visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (immediate family not present in preparation for Saturday) at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Bonnie requested that people wear white or bright colours, orange being her favourite colour. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bonnie are asked to consider ReForest London or Parkwood Hospital (c/o St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation). Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PHIPPS, Colin Jack of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 10, 2014

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Peacefully entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday December 8th, 2014. Colin will be forever remembered by his loving wife Rosemary Kennedy having shared 25 wonderful years of marriage. Beloved father of Susan Phipps and Jeffrey Phipps (Cynthia Redmond) of Ottawa, Lesley Phipps (Larry Gilpen) of London and Laura Lee Byers (Jim) of Brockville.  He is survived by 8 grandchildren. Dear brother of Helen Jeffery (Bill) of Brighton, Carol Lett (David) of Victoria, Wendy Cyr (Steve) of Oshawa and the late Brian Phipps (Jean) of England (who passed earlier this year). Colin was one of the “Good Guys”, well respected and loved by so many friends and family too numerous to mention.

Colin was a legend in aviation obtaining his Wings in 1949 as a member of the RAF, Flying Officer in the RCAF 1953-55,  Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) since 1955, Airline Transport Pilot Licence obtained in 1958, Production Test Pilot for The DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada LTD 1963-65, Chief Pilot Lundrigans LTD 1965-70, Chief Pilot Irving Oil 1970-73, President Air Craftsmen LTD 1973-78, Transport Canada Inspector 1978-1988, and still working in his 83rd year as an M1/M2 rated AME for all his Flying Club friends.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Saturday December 13th, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm.  A Celebration of Colin’s Life will take Place at the Brockville Area Community Airport, Tincap, on Sunday December 14th, 2014 from 2 to 4 pm. In memory of Colin, donations to the OSPCA would be gratefully appreciated by the family. A special thank you to granddaughter Ashley for all her love and support. Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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FERGUSON: Michael Duncan of Strathroy

Posted by on December 10, 2014

2014_12_10_11_30_41Surrounded by his family and friends, Michael Duncan Ferguson passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on December 9, 2014, at the age of 56. He is predeceased by his parents Duncan and Marion Ferguson. Michael was the resilient brother of Jeremy and Sally Robson and caring uncle of Ian and Merrilee Robson. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Anago Resources, Hull Road, Strathroy for the kindness and care shown to Michael. A  Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Denfield at a later date. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

 

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BRAND, Martin of Milverton, formerly of Atwood

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Brand, MartinMartin Brand – of Milverton, formerly of Atwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the age of 80. Martin was a former volunteer firefighter with the Atwood station, a former school bus driver and a member of the Atwood Men’s Club. He loved gardening and always had the largest garden in the neighbourhood. Martin enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren playing cards and board games.

Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Ropp) Brand who predeceased him in 2001. Loving father of Judi and Louis Gasparik and David and Wendy Brand. Special grandpa of Zakk, Owen, Alicia, Greg, and Jaymee. Dear brother of Kees, Sister Marie Brand, Bill and Toni, John and Margaret, Adrian, Gilbert and Annie, Paul and Mary, and Corrie Kehoe. Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Ropp, Edith and Gerard Schalk, Fred and Verna Ropp, Marg and Bruce Bates, Doug and Valerie Ropp and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Petrus and Dymphna (Mies) Brand, step-mother Catherine Huybens, brothers Jack, Goff and his wife Dini, brother-in-law Pat Kehoe, sisters-in-law Cor Brand and Lynne Ropp.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday December 12 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Kidney Foundation or Stratford General Hospital appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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SIFTON: Lyle B., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 9, 2014

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SIFTON, Lyle B., of St. Thomas, age 86, a proud 2nd generation funeral director, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, December 8, 2014. Beloved husband for over 60 years to Louise (nee Lyle) Sifton. Dearly loved father of Elizabeth “Beth” Connor (Gerry) of Toronto, Rebecca “Becky” O’Shea (Dr. Michael) of Lewisville, TX, Jennifer Petterson (Nathan) of La Grange, IL, and L. Brent Sifton (Georgia) of St. Thomas. Proud grandfather of Lara Wheeler (Matt) of Toronto, Blake Sifton (Chloe) of Doha, Qatar, Michael O’Shea of Lewisville, TX, Caitlin O’Shea of Austin, TX, and Alex Petterson and Lyle Petterson of La Grange, IL. He adored his great grandson, Wynne Wheeler, and they shared the same birthday. Lyle is also fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, Eleanor Lyle and Donna Lyle, both of R.R.1, St. Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Leonard B. and Addie (nee Ball) Sifton, his step-mother, Alma Barnes Sifton, a sister, Nancy McPhee, a brother Ellis Sifton (in infancy), and a step-sister Bettie Parker. Lyle was born on November 8, 1928. He was a graduate of Pickering College, Newmarket. Lyle obtained his funeral director’s licence in 1950 and took tremendous pride in his career. After 59 years he accepted Emeritus standing. Lyle was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where he was an Elder Emeritus. He was a life member of Talbot Lodge #546, A.F. & A.M., St. Thomas, having served as Worshipful Master in 1960. Lyle served as President of the Western Ontario Funeral Directors Association in 1957. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday, December 12th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 13th at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall. Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.

“The calling of the funeral director is
To be there when someone is in need
To be there no matter the time or the conditions
To be there with words of comfort and concern
To be there to give quiet guidance through the storm
To be there for the final tribute that honours a life
There is no higher privilege.”
– Doug Manning

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ESPOIR-JONES, John Rolando of London

Posted by on December 9, 2014

???????????????????????????????ESPOIR-JONES, John Rolando – Peacefully at home, surrounded in the love of his family on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in his 19th year. Beloved son of Tanya Bultje and Brian Jones. Cherished brother of Laura, Matthew and Karissa Jones. He will be sadly missed by his little doggie, Miley. Loving grandson of Bert and Jane Bultje, and Richard and Sharon Jones. Remembered with love by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Fondly remembered by many friends, Clarke Road School faculty, staff and students. John had a passion for music, singing and playing his drum. John touched the hearts of many and inspired everyone who knew him. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider Angels for Haiti c/o Marlene Magashazi, 185520 Cornell Road, Otterville, Ontario N0J 1R0. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Carruthers; Gertude Evelyn of Stayner

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Stayner Nursing Home on Tuesday December 9, 2014 in her 92nd year. Gertie of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Arnott Carruthers (2012). Loving mother of Helen (Don), Mitch (Rosemarie), Glenn (Willene), Brent (Mary Ann), Greg (Bonnie) and the late Paul. Dear grandmother of Glenn, Dave, Krista, Paula, Jim, Wes, Martha, Marisca, Bryan, Bill, Katrina and many great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Edna Sinclair and Laurene English. Predeceased by her brother Bill Mitchell. Gertie will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at theNewspaper1, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner (705-428-2637) on Friday December 12, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service will follow the visitation, in the Chapel at 1 p.m.. Cremation with interment at Stayner Union Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations in Gertie’s memory may be made to the Parkinson Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. For further information and to sign the Book of memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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BRIAN – HARTIGAN, Marlene of Windsor, ON

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Suddenly at hweb_Brian-Hartigan_Marleneome on November 26, 2014. Reunited with loving son Dan (2008). Cherished mother of Michael and wife Aimee. Proud Grandma of Myles and Malcolm. Dearest sister of Mary Ann Runft and husband Heinz. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie Brian, Mary Jo Brian and brother Donald Brian Jr. Predeceased by parents Donald Brian Sr. and Margaret Lucier. Marlene will always be remembered for her love of family and friends whom she cherished. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Windsor/Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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