WILSON: Robert (Bob) of London

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Wilson, RobertWILSON, Robert (Bob) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Wilson on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Palliative Care ward of University Hospital, London. Bob, born in Montreal on March 15, 1927, married the love of his life, Margaret Taugher, in St. Willibrord’s Church in Verdun on August 1, 1953. In addition to his loving wife, Margaret, Bob is survived by his much loved children Deb, Bob and John, and cherished grandchildren Katherine (Mat Simpson), Jason, Tressa, Jackson, Lauren, Liam and great-grandson Archer. He is also survived by sister-in-law Eva Emo (Bob), brother-in-law Frank Taugher (Pauline), brother-in-law Hans Portmann, as well as numerous nephews and nieces, including godsons Gary (Emo) and Michael (Garebian). Bob faced a number of health challenges in this last year. Special thanks go to his wonderful doctors: Dr. Norrie, Dr. Brock, and Dr. Thompson, and to the dedicated and caring doctors, nurses, therapists and staff at University Hospital. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. JOSEPH’S CHALDEAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 89 Charles Street, London on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Private interment will be held at Notre Dames des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta St. London, ON N6H 2Y9. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LIVINGSTON, Evelyn of Glencoe ON

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00000001 copyAt Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Evelyn A. Livingston (nee Secord) of Glencoe in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her husband John.  Dear mother of Ken and Ann of Strathroy and Ron and Linda of Glencoe.  Loved by her grandchildren; Dan (Jolene), Laurie (Brian), Kevin, Michael (Amy) and Cheri (Brent) and great grandchildren; William, Lillian, Lane, Valley, Birdie, Sunny, Adere, Callum, Flora, Elsa, Simon, Grayson, Emmett and Avah.  Predeceased by 2 sisters Elaine Kinsman and Mary Grant.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St., Glencoe on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation with interment at Alvinston Cemetery.  Evelyn was a member of the Eastern Star and St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe for many years.  Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church or a charity of your choice.  www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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CARLISLE: Dr. James S. “Jim”, of St. Thomas

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james carlisle 003CARLISLE, Dr. James S. “Jim”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in his 88th year.  Husband for 48 years to Dr. Johnita B. Forssberg.  Beloved father of Jim Carlisle (Susan) of Canton, MI, and Barbara Carlisle of San Francisco, CA. Proud grandfather of Leta and Melinda Carlisle.  Dear brother of David Carlisle of Markham, and Mary Jean Freebury (Jack) of Edmonton, AB.  Also remembered by in-laws, Alice and John Snodgrass of St. Louis, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on February 15, 1927, he was the son of the late Dr. A.M. and Jean (nee McFarlane) Carlisle.  A 1953 graduate of the University of Alberta Medical School, Dr. Carlisle practiced family medicine in Ottawa for 19 years before moving his practice to St. Thomas in 1977.  Before starting private practice, he served a year as Officer of Infant & Maternal Health for the City of Lagos, Nigeria, a position he remembered fondly.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where he was an elder emeritus and an enthusiastic member of the choir.  Dr. Carlisle was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas and champion of the Healthy Snack program in local elementary schools.  In his final years, Jim faced the challenges of strokes and blindness with a great sense of humor while continuing to pursue his love of history, literature and current events.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, entire family, many friends, and former patients.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and his remains will be returned to his beloved Alberta.  A public memorial service to celebrate Dr. Carlisle’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, March 7th at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Knox Presbyterian Church Music Fund or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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SMITH: Norma Leah (nee James) of London

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Smith N_001SMITH, Norma Leah (nee James) - Beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at the age of 76.  Born on December 15th, 1937 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. She graduated from Sir Adam Beck Secondary School. On December 5th, 1959 she married her life partner, William (Bill) Smith, and they settled in West London. She worked for the London Life Insurance Company for 37 years. Norma was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (Chi Master Chapter), where she developed many lasting friendships, gathered regularly to learn new things and support various types of charitable organizations. Norma is survived by her husband Bill, two brothers Colin and Glenn and sisters-in-law Jackie and Beth. She was preceded in death by her parents Thelma and Edward James. Private family service will be held with interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In support of Norma’s dedication to Golden Retriever rescue, donations can be forwarded to The Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service Inc., P.O. Box 31026, Barrie, ON L4N 0B3. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MARTENS: Caroline Marie (nee De Cock) of Ridgetown

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MARTENS: Caroline Marie (nee De Cock)–A resident of Ridgetown, Caroline Martens passed away at her residence with her family at her side on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the age of 88. Born in Northwood, Ontario, Caroline was the daughter of the late Gustaaf and Germaine (De Gendt) De Cock. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Martens (2010). Dear mother of Madeline Vandeweghe and husband Bill of Blenheim, Joanne de Wit and husband Henk of Muirkirk, Rosalie Markham and husband Dale of London, Rene Martens and wife Sue of Ridgetown, Charles Martens of Blind River, Peter Martens and wife Barb of Ridgetown, Christine Casier and husband Terry of Blenheim, Lorraine McIntosh and husband Dave of Chatham, Agnes Bloxham and husband Cory of Chatham and Philip Martens and wife Brandi of Chatham.  Proud grandmother of 31 grandchildren. Great-grandmother of 17 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mary Deprez of Kent Bridge. Predeceased by her two brothers Frank De Cock and  Joseph De Cock. Sister-in-law  to Lisa De Cock of Chatham, Marcella De Cock of Ridgetown, Sister Thecla Martens of London and Mary Moir of Ilderton. Predeceased her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Corrie De Cock, Charles Deprez, Rose and Hector Landuyt and Don Moir. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.  Caroline was an active member at the St. Michael’s CWL and the Ridgetown Senior’s Centre. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held on Friday at 6:45 p.m. with CWL prayers to follow. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church, 26 George Street, Ridgetown at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 with Fr. Mariaraj Irudayam as celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Caroline to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home
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Ridgetown, Ontario
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BROWN: Eleanor (nee Ray) of St. Thomas, Ont.

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Eleanor Brown

BROWN – Eleanor Brown (nee Ray) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the age of 80.  Beloved wife of the late William T. Brown.  Sadly missed by children Stephen Brown of St. Thomas, Ray (Helen) Brown of St. Thomas, Michael (Claire) Brown of London; grandchildren Jessica (Chad), Daniel, Simone, and Luc; great-grandson James; and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Fred and Laura Ray, her sisters Louise Brown (Alex) and Ruth Burrell (Robert), her nephew Ron, and her niece Laura. Eleanor retired from the Township of Elgin office, where she had worked as a Secretary.  She was a member of the Shedden Women’s Institute, and was a mentor for survivors of breast cancer.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 8 at 11:00am.  Spring Interment in Shedden Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, or London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

 

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DOUGLAS: Mrs. Audrey (nee Fish), of Kitchener, formerly of R.R.#4, St. Thomas

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audrey douglas 003DOUGLAS, Mrs. Audrey (nee Fish), formerly of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, passed away at her late residence in Kitchener and entered into the presence of her Lord on Monday, March 3, 2014, in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of the late Archie Douglas (1995).  Dearly loved mother of Sylvia Snyder (Floyd) of Kitchener, and Diane Cressman (late Mervin) of R.R.#2, West Montrose.  Cherished grandmother of Dale Snyder (Sandy Harizanos), Mark Snyder (Emmy Wilson), Grant Snyder, and Daryl Cressman (Rosalyn).  Proud great grandmother of Sophia Snyder and Daniel Cressman.  Dear sister of the late Rev. Dr. Gordon Fish (Marguerite of Burlington), and the late Hilton W. Fish.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Seabrook Hythe, England on July 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Veda (nee Chamberlain) Fish.  Audrey attended S.S. #17 Yarmouth Public School and the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, and was a 1939 graduate of the Toronto Bible College.  She attended Country Hills Missionary Church, Kitchener and was a member of Union United Church, Union.  The funeral service to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held at Union United Church, 6008 Stone Church Rd., Union on Saturday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at Country Hills Missionary Church, 1280 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener on Sunday, March 9th at 2:30 p.m.  If so desired, memorial donations to Union United Church, First Yarmouth (Plains) Baptist Church, or Country Hills Missionary Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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MILLS: Ms. Bonnie (nee Vannatter), of St. Thomas

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bonnie mills 002MILLS, Ms. Bonnie (nee Vannatter) of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in her 60th year.  Mother of Jason and Sabrina Shepherd, both of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Selina, Abigail, Ashton and Autumn.  Sister of Robert Vannatter (Marie) of St. Thomas, Ann Gagg (Reg) of Fingal, late Sharon McIntyre, late Philip Vannatter, and late Bill Vannatter.  Dear friend of Gary Millard and former spouse of David Mills.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She will be sadly missed by her dog, Adelia.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 2, 1954, she was the daughter of the late George and Marion (nee Griffin) Vannatter.  Bonnie was a freelance hairdresser working out of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas.  Cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior.  Private interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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BRYANT: Effie of Metcalfe Township

Posted by on March 4, 2014

Bryant, EffiePeacefully at Watford Quality Care on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Effie Viola Bryant (Irvin) passed away in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late Jim Bryant (2009).  Loving mother of Ervin and Jeanette Bryant of Metcalfe Township and their family: Sharon (Andy), Dean (Amy), Charlene (James) and Ian (Emma); and Janice and Brian Cox of Guelph and their family: Glynis (Caleb), Troy (Emma), Rocio (Codie) and Travis (Val).  Great grandma to Rowan, Savannah, Everett, Casen and Kayden.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.  Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will also be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery to follow.  In memory of Effie, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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GIROUARD: Charles of London.

Posted by on March 4, 2014

At his residence on Saturday March 1, 2014 Charles Edouard Francis Joseph Girouard in his 66th year.  Beloved husband of Lorraine.   Beloved father of Tommy, Christopher and Kelly (Vonny).  Grandfather of Shenyse and Lakayla.  Dear son of Vincent and the late Mary Girouard.  Brother of Joanne, Louise (Gordon) West.  Brother-in-law of Beverley (Jim) Miller.  Uncle of Mandy, Douglas Miller, and Donna Swedlo.  Great uncle of Ryan Swedlo.  Charles will be sadly missed by his pets, Wrinkles Jr and Minnie.  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street,  on Thursday, March 6th from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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FORRISTAL: Dennis G. of London.

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Suddenly in London on Saturday, March 1, 2014 Dennis G. Forristal.
Predeceased by his parents John and Madelon Forristal and his sisters
Mary Frances and Judith.  Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday evening , March 6th from 7 – 9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church, 511 Cheapside Street, on Friday morning at 10 o’clock.  Private family interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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SELBY; Hertha of Strathroy

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Selby, Hertha WEBSELBY, Hertha –  Peacefully passed at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 3rd, 2014. Loving mother of Charles (Brenda) Selby, Michelle Windley (Peter Onderka) and Jennifer Selby. Cherished grandmother to Kristy and Michael Selby, Samantha and James Windley, Kylie and Connor Steary. Survived by her sister Elena Dercho, sister in law Ann Boldt and nephew Rob Falconer. Predeceased by her brother Jake Boldt. Hertha was a long time resident of Strathroy and a proud business owner of the Pizza Wheel. She will be remembered by many special friends and extended family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. A service to celebrate Hertha’s life will be held on Friday March 7th, at 11a.m at the First Baptist Church, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice and First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Gary Perkin and Beatrice, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Senior’s Homecare by Angels, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bosson’s Pharmacy.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Hertha.

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Hillier, Dennis Leland “Lo tye he duc” formerly of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 4, 2014

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43 years, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Strathroy General Hospital. Loving father of Wesley. Dear son of Louise and the late Walter Hillier (2004). Brother of David Hillier (Irene) and their son David. Dear uncle of Samantha Hillier and Matthew Hillier (Katie) and children Erin and Junie. Predeceased by grandparents, Isaac and June Peters and great grandparents, Robert and Lillian Simpson. Dennis will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Dennis was a member of the Caldwell First Nation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-8 p.m. then continuing at 8:30p.m. at the Caldwell First Nation Community Centre, 14 Orange Street, Leamington until Traditional Ceremony on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Caldwell First Nation, Hunting and Fishing Committee. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Gilpin: Andrew Crowley of London

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Gilpin1Gilpin, Andrew Crowley – Passed away unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Ellen Gilpin (nee Hearnden).  Loving father of Carole Tresidder (Ross) of Midland, Michigan, Laurie Spiegelberg (Bryan) of Port Lambton, Judy Watson (Dan) of Chatham and Pam Storey (Keith) of London.  Cherished grandfather of Jodi Tresidder, Ryan Tresidder (Brenna), Dan Spiegelberg (Kathy), Dean Spiegelberg (Sarah), Kelly Watson, Alison Watson, Kurtis Storey and Nick Storey, and proud great grandpa of Liam and Kevin Spiegelberg.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Air Force service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Andy are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LAIDLAW: Muriel of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Laidlaw (160x250)Laidlaw, Muriel of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her later residence, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John Hunter Laidlaw (Dec. 14, 2012) and loved mother of Lawrence Laidlaw (Marilyn) of St. Thomas, Sharon Laidlaw (Peter LeBel) of Mississauga, Robert Laidlaw (Holly) of Toronto and Ron Laidlaw (Marilyn) of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Jason, Jennifer and Heather(Verne) and great grandmother  of Kaitlyn. Dear sister Ruth Knight of Scotland. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Muriel was born in Scotland in October 9th, 1927, the daughter of the late Robert and Maisey  Brown.

A public memorial service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, on Saturday, (March 8th) at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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MUMA: Paul of Elgin Manor and formerly of St. Thomas

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Muma (171x250)Muma- Paul of Elgin Manor and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his late residence on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Pam (Chambers) Muma and dear brother of Perry and his wife Ruth Ann Muma of Parry Sound. Dear uncle of John Paul and Tyler and is remembered by three great nieces. Dear nephew of Joe Muma,  Kathryn Cassells and the late Summer Muma. Sadly missed by a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. Paul was born June 22, 1956, in St. Thomas the son of the late Grant and Marina (Paul) Muma. Paul was a member of the St. Thomas Gun Club. He was very mechanical and could fix motors and appliances.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday  at  11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow, with his ashes being interred at the Aylmer Cemetery at a later date. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to the St. Thomas Gun Club or to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Parker-Paul Allan of St. Thomas

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Parker-Paul Allan of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 28th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 73rd year. Son of the late Melborne and Mary (Shelley) Parker and  dear father of Jason (Becky) and Brad.  Sadly missed by 2 grandchildren Beth and Julie. Dear brother of Maryanne Smith (Roy), Wayne Dunn (Janice), Gary Dunn (Donna) and Gwen McEwen. Special brother to Reta Parker. Dear friend of Rashal Gowenlock.  Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Paul was born in  Yarmouth Township, Elgin County on March 30th, 1941. He was retired from Weatherhead.

A private family service. Interment of ashes with his parents in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide or Pets/Friends for Life. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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CURTS: Brandon Gregory of Ailsa Craig, formerly Sault Ste Marie.

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Brandon Gregory Curts, 30, of Ailsa Craig, Ontario passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on January 7, 2014. He was born on March 21st, 1983 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to Wayne and Linda Curts and later a beloved husband of Nathalie Bestward and loving father to Odin and Colton Curts. Brandon took pride in his work as a hub supervisor for ASL Distribution Services as well as an Entrepreneur with a love for the farming industry. In his spare time he played hard in the outdoors, with his dog Meatball and on his Bulldozer. He had a passion for mechanics, running big equipment and loved being accompanied in the tractor by his two sons and wife.  Brandon is survived by wife Nathalie and sons Odin and Colton. He will forever be a cherished son of Wayne & Linda Curts, much loved brother of Dustin Curts (London) and grandson to the late Nelson & Elizabeth Curts & Ray & Bernice Rantamaki.  Loving son in law of Jennifer and the late Gary Sorley (Teeswater) brother in law to Joel Bestward (Calgary) and Sarah & Andrew Houston (Calgary).  Special uncle to Violet Houston. Special nephew of Ron & Ruth Rantamaki and Garth & Arlene McLean (Sault Ste Marie).  Brandon will be fondly remembered by his cousins Jeff Rantamaki (Tina) Paul McLean (Lisa), Leslie Hunter (Sean) (all of Sault Ste Marie), Chris Rantamaki (David ) (Los Angeles), Dennis Curts (Moira) (Thedford) and Crystal Toonen (Willy) (Denfield).  Brandon was also a very special friend to Jamie and Sue Looman.  We cannot adequately express our thanks to the Doctors and nurses of the Critical Care Trauma Centre of Victoria Hospital for their compassion and genuine concern and care for Brandon. His amazing spirit and talents will be celebrated at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Donations to the Brandon Curts In Trust at any TD Branch would be appreciated or online at www.youcaring.com/SupportBrandonCurtsInTrust

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LEGEIN, Doris, of Blenheim, ON

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Doris Legein1 (WinCE)LEGEIN, Doris Margaret, a resident of Blenheim, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 62. Beloved wife and best friend to Henry for 45 years. Loving mother of Maria Pickering (Shawn) of Chatham, Janet Thorpe (Dave) of Tilbury and David Legein of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of Brandon & Trevor Thorpe and Tim Pickering. Pre-deceased by her brother Robert Mosey. Doris is survived by many nieces and nephews. Doris was a strong, loving and caring woman. She loved vacationing Down South and was known to be a “cruiser”. Doris could be counted on for anything and even at her worse, Doris always put her family and friends before herself. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Doris to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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LANGLEY: Lillian (nee Strudwick)

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Lillian LangleyLillian Langley, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, at the age of 89.  Born in Cobalt, ON, Lillian was the only child of Fred and Ada Strudwick. Her family moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where Lillian attended school, and as a youngster joined the Canadian Girl Guides. Her first job was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kirkland Lake and after WWII she married Gilbert Langley (1998), the love of her life with whom she shared more than 52 years.  They moved to Sarnia, ON in 1952 and shortly thereafter Lillian began working for Carruther’s Clinic, which led to a 39 year career with the clinic and her retiring from the office manager’s position.  During those years she continued her involvement with the Canadian Girl Guides, as a leader, Commissioner, and International Commissioner, and finally joining the Trefoil Guild for retired Guiders.  In all she was proud to have served more than 63 years with the Girl Guides of Canada and received a recognition award from the association.  She was a member of All Saints Church, Corunna.  Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Rick) Carlton, Sarnia, ON; and Dr. Susan Langley, Annapolis, MD, and grandchildren Angela (Charles) Dixon, Sarnia, ON and Tony (Tara) Carlton, Jasper, AB, and great grandchildren Avery Dixon, Tyler Carlton and Tanner Carlton. Cremation has taken place.

We will celebrate the life of Lillian

Langley at 11:00 a.m. on May 10, 2014,

at Smith Funeral Home,

1576 London Line, Sarnia, followed

by a reception to share memories of ‘Lil’ at the Smith Family Centre

from 11:30 to 1:30.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Sarnia Humane Society, and the Lung Association.  The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Trillium Villa for their care and compassion of our mother. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Welch, Gordon “Bud” of Dutton

Posted by on March 3, 2014

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Suddenly at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday March 1 2014. Gordon “Bud” Welch of Dutton in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Fran [Black] Welch [1994]. Loving Best Friend and Companion of Marg Varga. Dear father of Dave and the late Elaine Welch, Bud and Kim Welch, Jeff and Denise Welch, Jamey and Carmen Welch Andy and Marcy Welch, Carrie Welch and Jayme O’Reilly all of Dutton, Kelly and Laurie Welch of Killworth, Holly and John Mairleitner of Wallacetown, Cory and Kristen Welch of South Korea. Special grandfather of Caitlin, Michael, Dustin, Zachary, Skyler, Matthew and Stephanie & Hannah, Jacob, Dawn-Marie, Bernadette, Courtney, Rory, Jack, Kate, Desiree, Kellar, Lexxi, Ella, Jenna. Cherished by the Varga Family. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Wednesday 7-9, Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Friday March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to Dunwich United Church or Daffodil-Cancer would be appreciated. Cameron Lodge #232 A.F. & A.M. will hold a memorial service on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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DOUGLAS, Vera formerly of Sarnia and Alvinston ON

Posted by on March 3, 2014

 

Douglas VeraAt Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Sunday, March 2, 2014, Vera Martha (Vansevenant) Douglas formerly of Sarnia and Alvinston in her 91st year.  Predeceased by her husband Mac Douglas in 1981.  Dear mother of Ken (Mary Ethel) Douglas, Ameila Simms and Bonnie (Don) Gallaway.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Predeceased by son John (1971), son-in-law Larry Simms (2005), 2 brothers Joe (Mary) and Vic (Rose) and her parents Jerome and Minnie Vansevenant.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes, Glencoe on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Lambton Meadowview Villa. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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Waller: Richard Oliver of Sarnia

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Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Saturday, March 1, 2014, RICHARD OLIVER WALLER, age 57 of Sarnia . Much loved  husband of Karen (Font) Waller, cherished father of Troy and his wife Kathleen and much love grandfather of Kaiden. Will be missed by his siblings;  twin brother and best friend  Ron (Linda),  James (Sharen), Sharan Cope (Robert), Carolyn Swanson and James Gore, Bill (Connie), Norma Lamframboise,  and brother in-law of Don and Maryjane  Font and Cheryl and Mike Dunn. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Marjorie Waller.  A very special uncle to many nieces and nephews as well many great nieces and great nephews. Richard enjoyed a hockey, golf and baseball but thoroughly enjoyed making home made wood working gifts for his grandson Kaiden.  Family will receive friends  at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 5,  between the hours of 2-4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE ON Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bluewater Health Palliative Care or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. # 62 Poppy Fund. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca. 

The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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ENGEL: Bregje Johanna (Joan) (Dekker) of Lucan

Posted by on March 2, 2014

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Engel on March 1st, 2014 at South Huron Hospital, Exeter of Lucan in her 91st yr. Beloved wife of the late Rudy Engel (2006). Loving mother of Rudi Jr. and Maggie Engel of the Lucan area, Johanna Engel and David Clarke of London, Cora Engel Ryan and Pat Ryan of Lucan, and Martine Engel and Rob Mackereth of Thunder Bay. Dearly missed Oma of Jessica and Terry and Jillian; Alexander and Louise; Katerina and Patrick; Rachel and Eden; and great-granddaughter Anneke. Dearly missed sister of Louise and Lo Vincent of California.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 PM where family remembrances will celebrate Joan’s life at 7 PM. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye at a later date.
In-lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision Canada, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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WOODWARD: Charles, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2014

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Passed away at Bluewater Health Services on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the age of 90 years.  Beloved husband of Doris Woodward, and the late Patricia Mae (2001).  Brother of the late Phoebe Mabel Clark (1999), and son of the late Charles William (1945) and Daisy Irene (1964).  Loving father of Robert Woodward (Joanne).  Dear grandfather of John Woodward (Leslie), Brad Woodward (Melissa), and Laura Woodward.  Great grandfather of Isaac and Miranda Woodward .  Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Anglican Church on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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