Bastien, Hector Jr.

Posted by on May 4, 2014

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80 years passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Leamington Court. Late of Kingsville and formerly of McGregor where he farmed for many years. Beloved husband of Priscilla Bastien (Beausoleil – nee Kennette). Dear Husband of the late Georgina Giofu (2001) and Lynda Levack (2003). Dear father of Donna Carter (Dave), Albert (Mary Ann), Maurice (Wanda), Michael (Jeanie), Mary Jane Meloche (Ron), Daniel, Linus, Ovide (Veronica), Margaret Marcotte (Mark). Also dear father of Angela Bastien and step-children Erika Edwards, Kenny Edwards (Chrissy). Dear step-father to Priscilla’s and the late Wilfred Beausoleil’s children the late Joe (2012)(Elaine), Jeanette Fleming (Jim), Irene Harrison (Pete), Robert (Georgettte), Joyce Sauve (Ken), Tom (Cathy), Christine Mason (Bob), Richard (Marianne), Anne Marie Verbeke (Ed), and Priscilla Iacobelli (John). He will be missed by his 60 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Rev. Father Linus, Sister Cecile, the late Irene Beneteau (2011)(Alphonse), Frances Anne Brooks (2012)(Art), Leonard, Jeannette Vandersteen (Tony), Ovide (Danielle,), and Gerald (Paula). Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Knights of Columbus Service and Parish Prayers Monday at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Hector’s life will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from St. Clement’s Church, 9567 Walker Road, McGregor at 11 a.m. Fr. Patrick Beneteau officiating. (Please note visiting from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass will be held at the Church). If you wish to donate in Hector’s name donations made to Brentwood Recovery Home or to a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories of Hector or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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LeHOUX, Adrien

Posted by on May 3, 2014

Reunited with beloved late wife Rollande (nee Limoges) September 2002. Beloved father of Roger and Joann, Gerard and Bev, Pauline and Peter Holmes of Ottawa, Leonard and Judy, Monique and Bob Paterson, Anita and Mark Zak. Predeceased by second wife Lucille Baillargeon May 2010. Loving pepe to 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and a few on the way. Missed by siblings Cecile Gosselin of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Romeo and Arlene Lehoux, Francois and Vivian Lehoux.
Predeceased by siblings Robert and Edna, Maurice and surviving wife Gloria, Denis and surviving wife Imelda, Marcel and Clara. Survived by in laws Fleurette Forbes of Sarnia, Raymond and Millie Limoges of Ottawa, and Barbara Limoges. Adrien was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus Kerckhaert Assembly 2289. He was a lifetime member of Place Concorde. Retired from Public Works Department with the City of Windsor. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 4:30 pm and 7:30pm 3rd and 4th Degree K of C prayers at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St.) until time of Funeral Mass at 11 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DEBEVC: Edward Joseph, of London and formerly of Windsor

Posted by on May 3, 2014

Debevc edited 1With loving family by his side, Edward, husband for 60 years of Mary Caroline, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, at Victoria Hospital, London. Edward was formerly a long-time resident of Windsor. Survived by his children Edward (Heather), of Prince George, B.C., Kathryn, of London, ON., Caroline Minne (Doug), of Stoney Creek, ON., Thomas (Melissa), of Chatham, ON., and Teresa Cantalini (George), of Edmonton, AB. Cherished Grandfather of Adam, Kelly, Jennifer, Serena, Mathew, John, Susan and Mark. Also survived by sisters Olga Mallat (the late Gerry) and Elizabeth Labonte (Ed); sister-in-law Olga Smith; brothers-in-law Fred Smith (the late Ann), Edward Smith (Barbara), George Aqwa, Gilbert Charest; and sister-in-law Louise Kelly. Predeceased by his parents Louis Debevc (1986) and Josephina Debevc (1974); his sisters Hermina Aqwa (2002) and Minka Charest (2005); and by his brother-in-law Thomas Smith (2000). Edward was a proud graduate of the Henry Ford Trade School (1953) and retired after forty years of service at The Ford Motor Company in Windsor. He was a past volunteer with both Habitat for Humanity and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 3:30 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH, 511 Cheapside Street, London on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edward are asked to please consider the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FRASER: Mrs. Lillian (nee Bustin) of the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas, formerly of St. Thomas and London, ON

Posted by on May 3, 2014

lillian fraser 002FRASER, Mrs. Lillian (nee Bustin), passed away at her late residence, the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Fraser (May 7, 2008). Lillian is fondly remembered by a number of cousins and friends. Born in St. Thomas, ON, October 24, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith (nee Paul) Bustin. Lillian lived her life in St. Thomas and London.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be made privately in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.

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NGO: Ky Gia, of London

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Peacefully in his sleep, in London on May 2, 2014, Ky Gia Ngo in his 85th year. Predeceased by son Cheun Ngo and daughter-in-law, Lee Man. Ky Gia Ngo is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years Anh, children Hau-Ling Ng and Thomas of Hong Kong, Binh Tran and Joe, Quang Ngo and Mei, Chau Khuu (Tu Thong), Kiet Ngo and Thu, and Wendy Cheung and Dennis, grandchildren Benson Do and Chrissy of Hong Kong, Alfred Tran, Alice Khuu, Fran Tran, Kenneth Do and Karina of Hong Kong, Christal Cheung, Gordon Ngo, Charles Cheung, Helen Ngo, Chantalle Cheung, Christine Ngo, Amanda Ngo, William Ngo, and great-grandchildren Marcus Do of Hong Kong, Olivia Tran, and Rayden Do of Hong Kong. A tai chi Master, Ky Gia Ngo was a devoted volunteer and taught every Saturday for over 30 years to the Chinese and local community. Cremation will be taking place. A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London.

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BLOOMFIELD: Ken of Brantford

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Bloomfield, KenBLOOMFIELD, Ken – Suddenly, at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, Ken Bloomfield, originally from Ilderton, formerly of Toronto, and most recently of Queensland, Australia, in his 58th year. Much loved husband of Joy (Lanyon) Bloomfield and dear son of Garnet and Mildred Bloomfield of Ilderton. Most involved and caring Dad to Daniel and his wife Paige, and Nathan of Meringandan West, Queensland, Australia. Favourite brother of Marlene and her husband Steve Todd of Brantford. Fun-loving uncle of David (Kyla) and Melissa Todd. Missed also by his brothers and sisters-in-law, mother-in-law Lois, late father-in-law Lloyd, 19 nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Road, London, on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Private interment at Littlewood Cemetery, Ilderton. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ken are asked to consider ABWE designated for David and Cathy Smith. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SHEPPARD: Jean of London

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Peacefully at Chelsey Park on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Sheppard (2012). Dear stepmother of Gord (Judy) Sheppard and step grandmother of Cameron (Bridget). Survived by her brother Bob Leghorn, and her sisters Betty Gloude and Mary Snively. Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Isabella and her sister Violet Kistler. Loving aunt to several nieces and nephews. Special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lo and the 3rd floor nursing staff at Chelsey Park for their exceptional care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. According to Jean’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Inurnment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (John T. Donohue Funeral Home)

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JOHN: Mariam T. of London

Posted by on May 2, 2014

JOHN, Mariam T. – At Victoria Hospital on Thursday, May 1st, 2014, Mrs. Mariam T. John of London in her 85th year. Beloved wife of P.K. Loving mother of Sajeev (Reena) and loving grandmother of David, all of Mississauga. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at OAKRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 970 Oxford Street West, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRAHAM (NEE WALLER): Pam of London

Posted by on May 2, 2014

Graham (edited square) USE THIS ONE vs. oval!GRAHAM (NEE WALLER), Pam – Peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Pam passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Audrey Waller (Steele). Loving mother of Melissa O’Donnell (Graham) and her husband Aaron and Mark Graham and his fiancée Sarah. Cherished Grandmother of Ryan and Rachael O’Donnell. Sadly missed by Rick Graham. Loving sister of Stephen Waller (Deb), Diane Mackenzie (Rod), Michael Waller (Marjie) and all of her many nieces, nephews, extended family and coworkers.  Pam’s life centred around her family, her many friends, and her love of work.  She was fortunate enough to make a living doing what she loved. She will be remembered for her mischievous sense of humour that brought smiles to all that knew her.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.  We would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Ott, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Hamilton and Eva Gyacskov, whose compassion and care for her was extraordinary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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REID: Byron F. of London

Posted by on May 1, 2014

Peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, Byron F. Reid of London in his 89th year. Husband of the late Velma (Smith) Reid (2005). Loving Dad of Karon Sims, Kim and her husband Peter McCaw, all of London, and the late Captain Byron “Bruce” Reid (1979) and father-in-law of Dr. Mavis Hollman of Kamloops, B.C.   Dear brother of Crawford (Arlene) Reid of Waverley, N.S., the late Doug (Mary Jane of Lambeth) and the late Willis (Elaine of Selkirk). Cherished Gramps of Bryce Hollman and Papa to Kristin and Ryan McCaw. Great-grandfather of Jax and Ryker Hollman. Byron was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas in England with the R.C.A.F. and greatly enjoyed singing tenor with the London Men of Accord barbershoppers. His passions later in life included golfing and time with his grandchildren. The Celebration of Life will be conducted at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford Street West, London, on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Byron are asked to consider Prostate Cancer Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Kuzniar: Ted

Posted by on May 1, 2014

NEW WS FRAME , TED copyPassed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Windsor Regional Hospital, at the age of 59. Loving husband and best friend of Janice Kuzniar for 37 years. Son of Ted and Adeline Kuzniar and son-in-law of Jeannette and the late John Ostrow. Dear brother of Ron and Denise Kuzniar, Dorthy and David Karpala, brother-in-law of Dennis Ostrow, Jo-Anne and Doug Langlois, David Ostrow, and Jeff and Tammy Ostrow. Fun loving Uncle of Ryan and Hannah Kuzniar, Drew, Devin, Joshua, Ally, Tyler, and Nathalie Ostrow. Ted was retired from GM after 30 years of service. Ted will be sorely missed as a dedicated and respected volunteer firefighter and former District Chief of the Essex Fire and Rescue Services, Station 2 (Gesto) for 27 years. Ted was an avid car enthusiast and loved vacationing during the winter months in Florida. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ted’s life on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Funeral Home. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. If desired Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society. Family and friends are invited to share words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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WALDEN: J. Fredrick (Fred) of Denfield

Posted by on May 1, 2014

Walden Fred webPeacefully, at home on Thursday, May 1, 2014, of Denfield, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Carolyne (Mitchell) Walden for 44 years. Dear father of Tim Walden and Allyson McIntyre of Komoka and Jennifer Walden at home. Dear grandfather of Grant and Tessa. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Charlie and Lynn Walden of Garden City, B.C. and Edith and Jim McPherson of Ilderton. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Jean Walden.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 4th at 2 PM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Interment Birr United Cemetery.

Donations to Granton Wesley United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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OOSTERHUIS: Marjorie of London

Posted by on May 1, 2014

OosterhuisOOSTERHUIS, Marjorie – Passed away on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 after a courageous battle with Pick’s Disease. Beloved wife of Dave for 30 years. Devoted mom of Bryan (Kristy), Michael and Justin. Cherished daughter of the late Norma Walsh. Loving sister of Marilyn (Gary) Mason and sister-in-law of Frank VandePeer. Dear aunt to Todd, Casey, Jamie, Matt and Kelly. Predeceased by her sister Margaret VandePeer. Marjorie will also be deeply missed by her extended Oosterhuis family and many friends. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marjorie are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex or the VON. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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INGRAM: Clifton James of London

Posted by on May 1, 2014

INGRAM, Clifton James – Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Joan for 63 years. Loving father of Sherry Holloway and her husband Mike of Ailsa Craig, Richard and Gerald both of London and the late Karen. Loving grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Lewis Ingram (Marie), Doreen Dandurand and Sandra Brunton (Tom). The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Cliff are asked to consider the Parkinson Society of Ontario or the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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JARDINE, Kenneth Walter

Posted by on May 1, 2014

Jardine, Kenneth1Suddenly on Wednesday April 30, 2014, Kenneth Walter Jardine passed away at C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia, at the age of 75. Loving husband of Ruth (nee:Smith) for 57 years. Cherished father of Neil and Irene Jardine of Brigden, and Karen and Grant Edwards of Alvinston.
Special grandfather of Kimberly and Shane Davis, Heather Jardine, Andrea and Jon Anderson, Travis and Brittany Jardine, Philip Edwards and Lindsay Reid, Amy Edwards, and Krista and Harrison Kelly.  Great grandfather of Ty and Morgan Davis, Tristan Jardine, Brayden, Brody, and Brier Anderson, Elsie Jardine, Echo and Eve Edwards, and Haillie Kelly.
Survived by his brother Claire Jardine, and his sister-in-laws Dorothy (Bill) Miller and Marjorie (Andy) Long. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Evelyn Jardine, his sister Helen and her husband Arnold Johnson, and brother-in-law Donald Smith. Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, from 2:00-4:00p.m. and in the evening from 7:00-9:00p.m. A funeral service will be held at NEEDHAM JAY Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice.
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SZILASSY: William “Bill” (1927 – 2014), of Durham

Posted by on April 30, 2014

Passed away at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Durham on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. Bela “William” Szilassy, of Durham, in his 88th year. Beloved husband for 7 years of the late Alie Szilassy who passed away in 1965 and for 37 years of the late Kay Szilassy who passed away in 2011. Loving father of Betty Szilassy of Brazil and Margaret and Alan Krueger of Ilderton. Dear brother of Dennis Szilassy of Durham. Stepfather of Darlene and her husband Stan Doherty, Ted Hunter and his wife Brenda, and Maxine and her husband Dean Bender, all of Durham. Cherished grandfather of Annie Krueger, Kyra Krueger, Connie (Sean) MacEwan, Jennifer Hiltz, Bradley (Michelle) Doherty, Delanah (Rick) Gobio, Denise (David) Petty, Reay (Courtney) Hunter, Jason (Katie) Bender, Lanny Bender, Jimmy (Sonya) Bender, Stuart (Breanne) Bender and 24 great-grandchildren. Bill enjoyed farming in Norfolk County and Bentinck Township and was involved in the Bentinck Plowmen’s Association and the Bentinck and Durham Baptist Churches. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday, May 2nd from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Durham Agricultural Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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PATTERSON: Mrs. Doris Eileen, of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on April 30, 2014

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Passed away at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the age of 87 years.  Beloved wife of the late Clare (1997).  Dear mother of Margaret Snelgrove (Bob) and Donald Patterson (Lilly) and the late Darlene Tyndall (2013).  Doris will also be missed by her 8 grandchildren, and her 12 great grandchildren.  Doris will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Henry & Martha Howe and her sister Margaret Hardy, brothers Alex, Ivan, and Evan Howe.  Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday morning, May 2, 2014, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or to Strathmere Lodge would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com

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KERNOHAN: David I., of St. Thomas

Posted by on April 30, 2014

david kernohan 001KERNOHAN, David I., of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Doreen (nee Bartindale) Kernohan (2001). Dearly loved father of Karen Hodges (Rick), Dave Kernohan (Brenda), and Kevin Kernohan (late Vickie), all of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Amie Butterwick (Rob Gold), Melanie Retberg (Andrew), Chris Hodges, David Kernohan (Nicole), Carrie Kernohan, Amanda Wilkins (Jeff), and Sean Kernohan (Laura). He was proud of his great grandchildren, Katie Plumb (Steve), Mason Butterwick, Emma, Lily, and Isaac Retberg, and his great great grandson, Jack Plumb. Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his siblings, Lamoine Lavender, Jean Scott, and Cameron Kernohan. Born in Madoc, ON, October 7, 1930, he was the son of the late David and Alma (nee Van Meer) Kernohan. David was a retired Ontario Provincial Police Corporal, having served at detachments in Whitby (1952-1967), St. Thomas (1967-1984), and Tillsonburg (1984-1985). He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas. David was a member of the O.P.P. Association and the O.P.P. Veterans Association, as well as Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at White Lake Cemetery, R.R.#5, Madoc (date & time to be announced later). A public memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Monday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. Flowers graciously declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Knox Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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JOHNSTON: Dorothy (Lyddiatt) of Exeter and formerly of Clinton

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Johnston, Dorothy-W150At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 of Exeter and formerly of Clinton in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of Murray Johnston for 59 years.  Dear mother of Judy Johnston of LaSalle, and Mark and Angela Johnston of Ayr.  Dear grandmother of Lori and Jason Hobbs; Hannah, Isabel and Sam Johnston, and great-grandmother of Rhys and Jazmine.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Bert and Lorna Lyddiatt of Waterloo, Marie Whetstone of Goderich, Joan Lyddiatt of Huntsville, Isabel Frezell of London, Keith and Marg Lyddiatt of Brucefield; and Daphne Johnston of Clinton.  Missed by her special niece Ruthanne Potter.  Predeceased by her brother Frank Lyddiatt.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main), one hour prior to the complete funeral service, which will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 2 PM with Rev. Randy Covey officiating.  Cremation with interment Clinton Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FONSECA (née Christiano): Giulia of London

Posted by on April 29, 2014

FONSECA (née Christiano): Giulia

October 13, 1933 – April 27, 2014

With deepest sorrow, our mother Giulia quietly passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She is predeceased by her husband Girolamo “Gerry” of 59 years, 4 months earlier. Giulia is survived by her three children: Vito (Angela) Fonseca, Anthony (Tammy) Fonseca and Maria (Claudio) Elia and her nine grandchildren: Anthony, Nancy, Robert, Brandon, Alexandria, Natalie, Marco, Andrew and Grace. As well as her three great grandchildren: Emma, Brielle and Bentley. Dear sister of Giuseppe, Giovanni, Incoronata, and Mauro of Italy/Switzerland. Giulia emigrated from Italy to join Gerry in Canada in 1954 and dedicated her life to her family. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm (prayers at 7:00 pm) at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 am. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Children’s Health Foundation – registration #11885-2482 RR0001. Online condolences available www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PASSMORE, Rick of Alvinston ON

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Rick PassmoreAt Parkwood Hospital, London, on Monday, April 28, 2104, Melvin “Rick” Passmore of Alvinston passed away after a long battle with brain cancer at the age of 60 years. Survived by his loving wife Susan Passmore, daughter Stephanie and sons Chris and Peter and his 4 grandsons, his sister Cory and 2 brothers, Pat and Jay (Mary). He will be missed by his nieces and nephews and a special good bye from Michael, Tara and Katie. Predeceased by his parents Melvin Frederick and Molly Passmore and a brother Gordon. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River St., Alvinston. Visitation from 1-2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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JOHN: Aniyah of London

Posted by on April 29, 2014

JOHN, Aniyah – At home on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 Baby Aniyah John aged 3 months. Infant daughter of Chanteal and David. Beloved sister of Makaylyn, Taivyn, Aalyah and Westyn and cherished granddaughter of Arlene, Janet, Gord, Jim and Mark. Sadly missed also by aunts and uncles, Janet, Agnes, Delia, Pearson, Kylie, Mark and Justina and her many loved cousins. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Aniyah are asked to consider the Ovarian Cancer Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LEWIS: Elsie Catharine of London

Posted by on April 29, 2014

LLewis, Elsie editedEWIS, Elsie Catharine – At Westmount Gardens, on Sunday, April 27th, 2014, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Lewis (February 2014). Dear mother of Ruth Ann and the late David Galloway (2000). Predeceased by her sisters, Melinda and Ruth, and brothers, George and Harvey. Lovingly remembered by nieces Faye Dickieson and Kelly (Perry) Cassidy, and by nephews John (Jane) Heimbecker, Glen Heimbecker, and their families. Will be dearly missed by Bev and Garry Kline, Eileen Parker, Hattie Bertran, Dr. William Lewis, Ray and Linda Howard, and their families. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour before the funeral. Private family interment at Woodland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Wright: Mary Jean of Strathroy, London and Bright’s Grove

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Wright, Mary WEB2Wright, Dr. Mary Jean – of Strathroy, London and Bright’s Grove on April 23, 2014 in her 99th year.  Born in 1915 to Ernest J. and Mary J. Wright of Strathroy, Mary was the beloved sister of brothers Clark and Bill Wright (both of Strathroy), Ernest J.R. Wright Q.C. (of London) and Donald J. Wright (of Toronto). Predeceased by nephew Patrick and great nephew Christian, she is survived and fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, two generations of their children and many dear friends and colleagues who enjoyed her company, friendship and great parties. Following graduate work in child psychology at the University of Toronto and war service in Britain where she helped to develop care for evacuated children, 1946 saw Mary returning to her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario to begin a professorial career in the field of child psychology. It proved to be a long career of many firsts and paved the way for other women scholars. When in 1960, she became Chair of Western’s psychology department, she was the first female in Canada to chair a major psychology department. Her leadership over the next decade laid the foundation for that department’s research orientation and reputation today.  The first female director of the Canadian Psychological Association in 1959, she later became its President in1968 and was the first female to chair the Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology. She served Huron University College as a fellow and Executive Board member. As a lifelong advocate for children’s welfare, Mary founded and continued to support the Mary J. Wright University Laboratory Preschool. Other professional roles included serving as President of the Ontario Psychological Association, Honorary President ( and archivist) of the Canadian Psychological Association, which awarded her its Gold Medal for enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian psychology .She was Honorary Chair of the CPA Task Force on the Status of Women in Canadian Psychology. In an honour unique in 1989 for a non- American, she was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among her many publications was a history of Canadian academic psychology which she wrote with C. Roger Myers of the University of Toronto. Mary continued speaking and publishing into her 97th year. Mary was touched and gratified to have her career recognized with many honours and awards, including honorary degrees from four Canadian universities, the Ontario Psychological Association’s award For Distinguished Contributions to Psychology, the Ontario Psychological Foundation’s Year of the Child award, the Association for Early Childhood Education (Ontario) “Children’s Service Award”, a Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal and the  CPA’s Gold Medal. The CPA History and Theory section, which she helped to establish, created a student award in her honour. Mary’s expertise has been shared through her many volunteer commitments including her roles as  member of the board of the London Meals on Wheels, the United Way Appeal, she was an adviser to the Family Service Bureau, the Children’s Psychiatric Research Institute, Thames Valley Children’s Centre Liaison Committee and the Child Guidance Clinic. As a proud Ontarian, she was a member of the Ministry of Education’s Advisory and Planning Committee for the Early Primary Years and of the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Coordinated Primary Prevention Initiative for Ontario. As a proud Canadian, she served as a member of the Advisory Academic Panel of the Canada Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. At home, she was honoured to be chosen a 2007 YMCA of London “Woman of Excellence”, a recognition she hoped made her a role model for her nieces and grandnieces, many of whom were in attendance at the ceremony.  A  98 year old Mary was delighted to learn that Strathroy’s newest public school was to be named for her in honour of her lifetime contributions. Future generations will continue to benefit from her philanthropic support of academic research, theological studies and cultural endeavours, including the Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation and Church of St John the Evangelist where she found comfort, friendship and support. Mary’s funeral will be held at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 34 Head Street North, Strathroy, at 11 a.m on Monday, April 28th.  Friends may call on Sunday, April 27th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Denning Brothers Funeral Home at 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy.

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SAMWORTH: Marg of London

Posted by on April 28, 2014

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At Country Terrace, Komoka, on Monday, April 28, 2014, Margaret “Marg” (Boa) Samworth, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of George T. Samworth for 64 years.  Loving mom of Sue Foster (Donald Noble) of Thamesford, Peggy Samworth (Dan Rammage) of Brunner, Nelson Samworth (Susan) of Bayfield and Tom Samworth (Angie) of Orangeville. Proud grandma of Stuart, Chris, Dave, Eric, Jayson, Ricky, Amy, Ryan, Josh, Justin, and Eddie, great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren and step-grandmother of 5 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren.  Dear sister-in-law of Kaye Tucker and Jean Fontaine. Also missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Terrace for their care and compassion.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Marg’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-3pm.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6A 5W9. A Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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