ELLIOTT: Phyllis Isabella (Sibley), of London

Posted by on October 27, 2013

Elliott - Canada ObitsAt home with her Saviour – Jesus Christ

Surrounded by loved ones, Phyllis passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Long Term Care Facility in her 93rd year, on Thursday, October 24, 2013. 

Predeceased by her husbands, Ernest William Sibley (1994) and Norman Elliott (1999).  Also predeceased by her infant son, James Sibley, and by her son-in-law, Peter Cudmore.  Forever loved by her family:  Son – Brent William Sibley (Wendy), Daughter – Patricia Joy (Cudmore) Dickert (Don); Grandchildren – Kenneth William Cudmore (Amanda), Christina Joy Painter (Sean), Daniel Robert Cudmore (Laura), Adam Brock Cudmore (Melissa), and Jonathon Sibley; and ten Great-Grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 176 Wellington Street (at Grey), London.   Rev. Junior Sorzano will officiate.  Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to The Alzheimer Society of Canada or World Vision Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

Praise to God

 

Let us always offer to God our sacrifice of praise.

Hebrews 13: 15

 

You are a great God.

Your character is holy.

Your truth is absolute.

Your strength is unending.

Your discipline is fair….

 

Your provisions are abundant for our needs.

Your light is adequate for our path.

Your grace is sufficient for our sins….

 

You are never early, never late….

You sent your Son in the fullness of time and

 will return at the consummation of time.

 

Your plan is perfect.

Bewildering.  Puzzling.  Troubling.

But perfect.

 

                                                                                     “He Reminded Us of You”

                                                                                 (A prayer for a friend)

 

from:  Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado

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PETTAPIECE (BEACH), Annie I. (nee Parker) of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on October 27, 2013

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Born, January 26, 1908 and passed peacefully into eternal life at 105 years of age on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Iler Lodge, Essex, Ontario. Ann was the daughter of William and Ida Parker and loving sister to 6 siblings, all predeceased. Ann married Percy Beach on October 20, 1928; they had three daughters, Leona McBride (Norman) of California; Barbara Lincoln (Bill) of Wisconsin and Patricia of Essex. Percy passed away in 1952 and on October 9, 1955 Ann married Ivan Pettapiece (deceased Nov 11, 1985). Ivan’s son Bill passed away December 24, 1984 and his wife Ruth survives. Ann had 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Ann left the farm for city life in 1928 and returned to the farm in 1955. This quiet, pretty lady always created a loving home for her family and adjusted to numerous changes. Her family, home and church were always the centre of her life. Her independent “I can do it” nature, along with her strong faith in her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ sustained her through many difficult trials. Ann never gave up! Ann taught Sunday school, bible classes, and loved to have Pastors, Missionaries, friends and especially her family in her home. She loved to bake and cook and see people eat everything! Ann was unselfish and offered what she had, to the service of the Lord. Church was important to her, even in the nursing home; however the preacher had better believe and teach God’s Word. Ann was a woman of uncompromising faith in her Lord. Ann was confined to a wheel chair for the last 7 years, yet she wanted to take care of personal needs like brushing her teeth, and washing and brushing her hair. Mom you are walking again in your heavenly home, home at last! Sweet, quiet Ann will be missed by others, her family, especially daughter and best friend, Pat. Good night Mom, I will see you later or in the morning! Miss you Mom; but we know you are safe at last, all because of the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank all the staff at Iler Lodge, Essex for the loving care of Ann since December 16, 2008. (Her extended family). Funeral arrangements are incomplete. For additional information, please contact the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233). Memorial donations made to Gideon’s or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BUTLER: George Edward, of London

Posted by on October 27, 2013

VRI - Royal Canadian Regiment 1At Parkwood Hospital on Saturday, October 26th, 2013, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Shirley (née Lee) for 67 years.  Cherished father of Bill (Carol) and Bob of London.  Grandfather of Colin, Jesse, Christopher, Jennifer and Jessica.  Great-grandfather of AmyLee, Caitlin, Destiny, Grant, Jacob and Paige.  Brother of Beatrice and her husband Rene Van Boxtel, of London.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Fondly remembered by his lifelong friend Donald Brown.  George was a Veteran of WWII and worked at Club House Foods/McCormick Canada for 44 years.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., with a “Sharing of Memories” at 3:30 p.m.  Cremation and private interment to follow at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the Western Counties Wing at Parkwood Hospital.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BEETHAM: Brian of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on October 27, 2013

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BEETHAM, Brian

passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at 53 years of age, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in London, Ontario with the love of his life, Janet Beetham (nee Gowanlock) by his side. Brian will be greatly missed by his faithful canine companion Chloe and the late Tanya. Predeceased by his parents Earl (1991) and Doris (2012) Beetham, his brother John Beetham (2013). Son-in-law of the late Bob Gowanlock (2001) (Betty) and the late Florence Affleck (2013). Survived by his brother Doug and wife Pat, his inlaws Greg Gowanlock, Tim Gowanlock (Kathy), Jeff Gowanlock and Cindy Nussio (Kevin) and many nieces and nephews. Brian and Janet as a team owned and operated Tec Lanes in Tecumseh for over 20 years. He was extremely dedicated in business and was able to enjoy the sport of bowling until illness made him take a step back.  He fought the good fight and always stepped up to face the challenges head on. He was lucky to have so many wonderful friends that supported him through his medical battles.  Janet wants to thank family, friends, medical staff and anyone that put a smile on Brian’s face. He is irreplaceable and will be forever missed. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday from 2-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm. Linda Blair officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus Transplant Program would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MUXLOW: Heidi of Camlachie, Ontario (formerly of Watford, Ontario)

Posted by on October 26, 2013

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Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the age of 61 years.  Beloved wife of Wes.  Dear mother of Shannon (Donna) and Tanya.  Grandmother of Taylor, Erika, and Marcus.  Sister of Kurt (Margaret) of Germany.  Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Wednesday afternoon, October 30, 2013 at 2:00pm.  Interment to follow at Watford Cemetery.  For those who wish, memorial donations in Heidi’s name to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com  Posted free at canadaobits.ca

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LYNCH: John Frederick ‘Jack’ of Blenheim

Posted by on October 25, 2013

Lynch, Jack0 (Web)LYNCH: John Frederick “Jack” – A lifelong resident of Blenheim, Jack Lynch passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Sydenham Campus with his family at his side on Friday, October 25, 2013 in his 94th year. Born in Blenheim, Jack was the son of Charles and Ethel (McCracken) Lynch. Beloved husband to the late Muriel McNiff (1975) and the late Nellie Hartford (2002). Loving father of Judy Grey (Ted) of Blenheim. Proud grandfather of Juli McEachran (Lee) of Blenheim, Jason Watts (Valerie) of Blenheim and David Grey (Debbie) of London. Great-grandfather to Erin and Connor McEachran and Lauren and Logan Grey. Dear brother to Frank Lynch (Bing) of Blenheim. Predeceased by his twin brother Charles Lynch (2006) and his sisters Mary Chase and Agnes Copeland. Also survived by his sister-in-law Norma Lynch, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Jack was an active member of the Trinity Anglican Church in Blenheim since 1926, having taught Sunday School, sung in the choir, and been a member of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen. Jack was a licensed auto mechanic, receiving his licence in 1949 and maintaining it up until the day he passed. He was a member of the P.U.C. for 26 years (1967 – 1992). He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radar mechanic. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows since 1950, when he joined the Rondeau Lodge #40. He was also a member of the Florence Lodge #196 and was the past district Grand Master of Kent District #3. He was also a longtime member of the Golden Tones Choir. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. An Odd Fellows Lodge Service will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St, Blenheim at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 with the Rev. David Fuller officiating and assisted by the Rev. Susan Jolley. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Jack to the Trinity Anglican Church Elevator Fund or the O.S.P.C.A. Chatham-Kent would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, Ontario, 519-676-3451.

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DICKIN: June of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on October 25, 2013

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After a long battle with heart disease, we are sad to announce the passing of June, peacefully at Hospice with her family by her side at the age of 82. Best friend, wife and guardian angel of Bruce for 62 years. Devoted mother of her 2 daughters, Brenda Kir (Dan) and Alisa Bonner (Don). Loving grandma of Bryon (Kathryn), Ami, Darren (Clarissa), Misty-Dawn (Jamie) and great-grandma of 5. June was an avid quilter and a devoted teacher. Following June’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate June’s life will be held from Knox Presbyterian Church, 58 Erie St. S. Leamington, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Kay officiating. Inurnment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church or the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County Residential Home. Online donations and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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TRAD: Mrs. Geraldine “Gerry” (nee Humphreys), of St. Thomas

Posted by on October 25, 2013

Gerry TradTRAD, Mrs. Geraldine “Gerry”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, October 25, 2013, in her 66th year.  Wife and best friend of the late Vincent Trad (October 20, 2013).  Mother of Douglas Trenter (Trish), Lisa Mead (Scott), Angela Trad (Aaron Vendramin), and David Trad, and grandmother of Jake, Riley, Carter, Owen, and Lincoln.  Sister of Maureen Grecht (Ernst), Kathleen McCallum (Jim), Trevor Humphreys, and Wayne Humphreys.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, and friends.  Gerry was born in Cardiff, Wales on March 25, 1948, daughter of the late David and Ita (nee Scully) Humphreys, and came to Canada as a child.  She was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.    The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Friends will be received by the family from 9:30 a.m. until the service time.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.  

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PRINCE, Ralph of Alvinston ON

Posted by on October 25, 2013

PrincePeacefully at Watford Quality Care Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2013, Ralph James “Tiny” Prince of Alvinston, passed away at the age of 85 years.  Beloved husband of Kay.  Dear father of Joyce Walter (Jim) and Karen Neill (Terry).  Loving grandfather of Jamie Walter-Ciccarelli (Andres), Julie Walter-Read (Rob), Martha Trepanier (Justin) and Jonathan Neill (Maureen Cooper).  Proud great grandfather of Ashwin and Oren Read, Addison, Jillian and Meredith Trepanier.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11a.m. Rev. Jim Breen officiating.  Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Hope United Church or Canadian Cancer Society. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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SANTOS: Maria of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on October 24, 2013

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95 years, passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Franklin Gardens. Beloved wife the late Jose. Dear mother of the late Jose (Eunice), Maria da Fatima Jardim (Antonio), Silvino Escaler, Carlos Santos (Doris Dundara). Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Maria’s life from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Friends may send condolences at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BASS: Robert Walden of London

Posted by on October 24, 2013

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Bob passed away peacefully at his home in London ON,  on October 24, 2013 at the age of 95. Beloved father of Penelope Bass (Udo Korte), Bob Bass (Janet), Brenda Bass (Doug Petty), and Sylvia Bass West (Bruce West); proud grandfather of Jessie Bass-West, Michael Bass-West, Christopher Bass and Mary Claire Bass. Loving companion of Mrs. June Bullock. Predeceased by his wife Helen (nee Storey), his second wife Faye (McLean), and his brother Jim, his sister Jean and step-daughter Anne. Also missed by the McLean family: Bruce and Linda and their children Abby and J.B. , Bill Hudson and his sons Matthew and Christopher, and Ross McLean.  Remembered fondly by his sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and colleagues. Bob was a career educator with a strong commitment to the public education system. During his long career, he taught in many locations across Ontario from Rainy River to Windsor and was frequently recognized and greeted by his former students. Bob ended his career at Althouse College at the University of Western Ontario, his alma mater (1938), where he helped launch a new generation of teachers.  He was particularly proud of initiating the successful PEMSTEP program for educating Physical Education, Math and Science teachers. Bob served as a navigator in the Canadian Air Force (Bomber Support over Europe) during WWII. While completing his training in Nassau in the Bahamas, his plane crashed into the ocean on D-Day (June 6, 1944), giving him a life membership in the Goldfish Club. Bob’s childhood on a farm outside of Thedford, ON was a happy and healthy one. He often said that the most important lessons he learned in life were taught to him by his parents on the farm. Bob’s retirement was long and fulfilling; he was energetically involved as a volunteer, world traveler, antique dealer, tennis player, collector, cottage-lover and watercolourist. He was a master of Bridge, Cribbage and Rook. Bob’s legacy is his loving support of family, friends and community. Friends will be received by the family 1-4pm on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to First St. Andrews United Church, 350 Queens Ave, London, ON N6B 1X6.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RATZ; Gertrude Lavina of London formerly of Crediton

Posted by on October 24, 2013
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RATZ:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Thursday, October 24, 2013, Gertrude (Trudy) Lavina Ratz of London, formerly of Crediton, age 92.  Dear sister-in-law of Olive Ratz of RR 2, Dashwood.  Loved by her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents William and Lavina (Fahner) Ratz, sister Dorothy (Ray) Jones, brothers Earl Ratz and Ervin (Nola) Ratz.   Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013,  2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; where  the   Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mark Graves officiating.  Interment to follow at Crediton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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TOLAND, Jessie of Blenheim

Posted by on October 24, 2013

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It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jessie Stewart Toland announce her passing on October 23, 2013 surrounded by the love and support of her family at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Ontario.

Born in Scotland on April 29, 1933 the eldest daughter of James and Jessie McNab.  Jessie emigrated to Canada in 1966 with her husband and three children.  Sister of Alistair (predeceased), Marion (Peter) and Sarah (Ronnie).

After many happy years of retirement from Southwestern Regional Centre, Jessie chose to enjoy her final years of retirement in Blenheim.  She derived a particular amount of pleasure from her time living at the Blenheim Legion Villa where her card playing abilities will be greatly missed.  She loved her “Wee Hoose”.

Jessie was the proud and beloved mother of Trish (Tom) Molyneaux, Doug (Debbie) and Kevin (Jane).  Beloved Aunt of Graeme (Betty) Wright.  Her cherished grandchildren are Sara (Kris), Matt (Mona), Ryan (Cristina), Katy (Rich), Kerri-Lynn, Elizabeth and Emma.  Nana is also lovingly remembered by her wee boys Colin, Jack and James.

At this time, Jessie’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Alan Morrison, the staff of the Chatham Kent Health Alliance and her Blenheim buddies.

Cremation has taken place.  A private celebration of Jessie’s life will take place at a later date.  Jessie will be accompanied by her family to be with her mom and brother at their final resting place in Scotland.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Community Living Chatham Kent or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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KEENE: Gary of London

Posted by on October 24, 2013

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1946-2013

It is with “broken down hearts” that we announce the death of Gary at home on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, after a 7 month journey with Leukemia.  He is survived by his wife Margaret (nee Johnson) and so proud of sons Ryan (Jennifer), Jeffery (Shauna) and 5 grandchildren, Meghan, Nolan, Channer, Calleigh and Clarkson.  Also survived by brother Douglas (Marilyn), sister-in-law Ruth Juryn (Bill Urquhart) and brother-in-law Mark Johnson (Sue).  Survived by step-mother-in-law Florence Johnson and seven nephews, two nieces and their families.  Predeceased by parents Bob and Ruth Keene, in-laws Colin and June Johnson.  Also predeceased by grandson Collin, granddaughter Samantha and faithful guidedog Brandy.  Gary was a proud member of the Armed Forces for 29 years.  His career was cut short when he lost his vision while peacekeeping in Bosnia.  He was supported for the past 19 years by Veterans Affairs and was able to continue with his passion for golf with help of good friends.  We would like to thank Canadian Blood Services for being our life line for the past 7 months, the nurses in ODU at the Cancer Clinic and Dr. Hamilton, Lee Ann Craig and the VON Palliative Care nurse Lyndsay.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.  Private family interment of ashes, Appin Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gary are asked to consider the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or a donation of blood as the need is great.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SUTHERLAND: Roy Arthur of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Sutherland, Roy LFPPeacefully at his home in Ailsa Craig on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Roy Arthur Sutherland passed away at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of Betty (nee Cox) for 70 years.  Much loved father of Roy James “Jim”, the late Robert “Bob” and Elisabeth Anne “Libby” (Randy).  Survived by grandchildren Roxanne, Ryan, Trevor, Mike, John, Daniel, Tyler and eight great grandchildren.  Sadly missed by many wonderful extended family and relatives in England.  Roy was a veteran of World War ll serving with the First Hussars from London, Ontario. He landed in Normandy on D-Day and fought all the way to Germany to the end of the war. Friends will be received on Friday, October 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at T. Stephenson & Son Funeral Home, Ailsa Craig, 519-293-3331 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 1:30 pm with Reverend David Mitchell officiating.  Cremation to follow.  Interment in Nairn Cemetery at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Ailsa Craig United Church.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com .  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Roy.

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PRESTON: Mrs. Jean (nee Burgess), formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on October 23, 2013

 

jean preston 1PRESTON, Mrs. Jean (nee Burgess), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Chartwell Aylmer, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the age of 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Max A. Preston (2004).  Dearly loved mother of Dave (Linda), John (Anne), and Tom (Gayle), all of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Curtis, Jordan, Ansen, Abby, Dean, Candace and the late Justine.  Also survived by 4 great grandchildren.  A sister, Betty Burgess predeceased her.  Jean was born in St. Thomas, ON on October 21, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Edward “Ted” and Madeline Burgess.  Jean was a former member of the Sweet Adelines.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, October 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m.  Following cremation, private interment in Aylmer Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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CARRIER: Donald of London and New Brunswick

Posted by on October 23, 2013

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The death of Donald Carrier occurred suddenly in London, Ontario on Monday October 21st, 2013 at the age of 81. Born in Lorne NB, he was the son of the late Francis (Frank) & Laura (Francoeur) Carrier.  He was predeceased by his wife, Cora (Levesque).  Donald is survived by his sons, Dean of Montreal QC; Blaine (Connie) of London ON, Terrance (Ofelia) of Montreal QC; and his daughter, Brenda Carrier (Peter Marenghi) of  Kapuskasing ON; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; his brothers Joe (Florence), Murray (Dorothy); and his sister, Eva Gallen (Herman); as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.  Donald was predeceased by his siblings: Elric, Elias, Abraham, Nora, Edgar, Stanley, Ethel, Allison, Kenneth, Leo and Eldon. Donald worked for over thirty years as a miner with Noranda Mines.  He began working for Gaspé Copper Mines at a young age, and stayed with the company when it became Mines Gaspé.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator and frequently referred to his job as having been one of the best jobs a man could have.  He raised his family in the town of Murdochville QC, and kept fond memories of the town and his life there.  Upon his retirement he relocated to Belledune NB and in more recent times he lived with his son, Blaine, in London. His funeral will be held from St. Maria Goretti Church, Lorne Saturday October 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. with visitation Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Lorne Funeral Parlour. Donations in memory of Donald to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillans Funeral Home, Black Point.www.macmillansfuneralhome.ca and A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, Ontario entrusted with arrangements www.amgfh.com

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LOCKE, Michael of London

Posted by on October 23, 2013

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Michael Locke, MA, PhD, ScD, FRSC,
Professor Emeritus, 
Department of Biology,
University of Western Ontario 

It is with profound sadness that the family announces Michael’s death on October 20, 2013 in London, Ontario. He was born in Nottingham, U.K. to Robert and Kathleen Locke, on February 14, 1929. He is predeceased by his parents and only brother, Peter. Michael went to Drayton Manor Grammar School, Ealing, London, from where he obtained a State Scholarship to Cambridge University. After National Service in the RAF (Number 3 Medical Parachute team) he gained a Double First in Natural Sciences and a Scholarship to St John’s College, followed by a Ph.D. under Sir Vincent Wigglesworth and an Sc.D. from Cambridge for his work as an Insect Biologist. Wigglesworth believed in doing his own research rather than supervising students to do work for him. This became a guiding principle for Locke. After graduating in 1956 he chose adventure over security and went to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica for his first academic appointment. The Caribbean was his “Voyage of the Beagle”, a tropical experience that he would never forget. In particular it introduced him to Calpodes ethlius as an experimental insect. The caterpillars of this butterfly are large, about the size of a little finger, with a completely transparent skin so that all their internal working organs can be seen from the outside, making delicate operations much easier. For example, he showed by removing the corpus allatum that it controlled wax secretion. His advice to students about to start research was “Go to the animal. Let the animal or the experimental system be your guide rather than other peoples past hypotheses”. To illustrate this, he showed that although drawings in all the textbooks for some 300 years had insects gaining their oxygen directly through branching tracheal and tracheole tubes, a glance at any caterpillar revealed a tracheal lung, easily confirmed in Calpodes.
In 1961 Howard Schneiderman invited him to be a founding member of the Developmental Biology Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he stayed for 10 years before becoming a proud Canadian, Zoology Department Chairman and eventually Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Ontario, now Western, in London.
In spite of time spent as Chairman, his 40 years at Western were most productive in research. Like his mentor Wigglesworth he used the blood sucking bug Rhodnius prolixus as an experimental animal as well as Calpodes. He showed by skin grafting experiments that the pattern in Rhodnius body and appendages is determined by segmentally repeating gradients, an extension of his finding of the polarized control of growth in tracheal epidermis. His work, recorded in some 200 papers and 20 books, is best described as the cell biology of Insect epidermal and fat body cells. He was particularly pleased to show how membranes formed isolation envelopes segregating organelles scheduled for destruction in lytic environments away from the rest of the cell. His work was recognized by the Canada Council by a Killam Fellowship, by the University of Western Ontario through the Hellmuth prize, in 2001 by the award of the Wigglesworth Medal and Lectureship, Honorary Fellowships in the Royal Society of Entomology and the American Society of Entomology, and the Certificate of Distinction from the International Congress of Entomology.
Michael’s many interests included gardening which he shared with his wife, Janet, and he liked to use his hands, particularly as a Lapidary. After two exhibitions of his cut cabochon gemstones, the Chairman of the London Gem and Mineral Society called him the best cutter of cabochons in North America. His other main interest, flowering after formal retirement, was in antiques and the materials from which they are made. This culminated in his book on “Bone, Ivory, and Horn” (and other natural materials), published by Schiffer. Sadly, he did not live to see the published book, but like him we all await the release later this year.
In 1953, before beginning his PhD, he married Audrey, his high school sweetheart who survives him. They had 4 children: John (University of Alberta) and Marius (University of Toronto), now also University Professors, Timothy, (Victoria Hospital, London), and Vanessa, the “Potato Lady” at the University of Guelph. Together they produced 10 grandchildren. Michael remembered the interviewing officer on his entry into Canada saying “It’s not you we want, but your children”. He thought they got lucky. In 1980 he married Janet, a former student who later became a Professor of Biology at Dalhousie University before turning to Law after coming to London. Michael and Janet were both inordinately proud of the children and grandchildren.

A memorial ceremony will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a service at 1:00 p.m. Friends are invited to celebrate Michael’s life and share their memories with the family. In memory of Michael, donations may be made to the “Michael Locke Travel Scholarship Award” at Western University, Foundation Western, 1151 Richmond Street London, Ontario N6A 3K7. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WINTERS; Rae Eldon of Maxwell – resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on October 23, 2013

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Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on October 22, 2013 formerly of Maxwell in his 79th year. Loving son of the late Clarence and Marjorie Winters. Dear brother of Delbert(Ruthe) Winters of Maxwell. Loved and remembered as uncle to Susan(Gordon) Johnston of Flesherton and Wayne(Susan) Winters of Maxwell. Sadly missed as great uncle to Jeremiah, Jonah Johnston and Laura Winters. After a lifetime of farming Rae moved on to working with South East Grey Support Services and Markdale Home Hardware. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service from Markdale Baptist Church, 144 Lorne Street, on Friday at 11am. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Maxwell Community Centre would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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STENGER, Marie of Woodstock and formerly of London

Posted by on October 23, 2013

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STENGER, Marie – At Caressant Care, Woodstock, on Monday, October 21st, 2013, Miss Marie Stenger of Woodstock and formerly of London, aged 69 years. Dear sister of Shirley Zavitz and her husband Jim of London, Linda Stenger of Banff and the late Catherine Stenger (2002). Daughter of the late Theresa and Steve Stenger. A graveside funeral service will be conducted at St. Ignatius Cemetery, 30200 West Bothwell Line, Bothwell, on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Andras Rameshwar officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marie are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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McGEOUGH: Dr. Vincent Lawrence of London

Posted by on October 23, 2013

McGeough-editedPeacefully, surrounded by his family, at University Hospital on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Carole for 55 years. Loving father of Lynn Jeffs (Alan) of Pickering, Joe (Alanna) of Ottawa, John (Karen) of Brockville, Jim of L’Arche  London, Colleen of London, and Kathryn of Seattle, Washington. Dear grandfather of Kelly, Carolyn, David, Jeanette, Jared, Shaun, Joshua, Eve and Christian.  Lovingly remembered by his sister Eileen, his brothers William, Gerald and John, his extended family, and many friends. Vincent served in the Navy during  World War II. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School in 1955 and established a general practice in Goderich for 10 years. He then moved to practice Occupational Medicine with CN Rail and Air Canada in Toronto. Vincent  retired to London in 1987. He designed and built a retirement house in Grand Bend, where he enjoyed telling stories about his past. Together he and Carole saw many parts of the world on numerous vacations and cruises.  Time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren was always cherished. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with private family interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Vincent are asked to consider L’Arche London, #2-521 Nottinghill Road, London, ON   N6K 4L4, www.larchelondon.org, to support the community he helped to establish. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BALABUCHA: Lida of RR 3 Lucan

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Balabucha, Lida-W150At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, October 21, 2013 of RR 3 Lucan in her 88th year. Dear mother of Nick and Lynda Balabucha of RR 3 Lucan.  Dear grandmother of Shelly and Ron MacLean and Natasha and Paul Smibert and great-grandmother of Kayla McNeil, Justin and Amanda Smibert.  Predeceased by her son Vic Balabucha (2008).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening, October 24th from 6-8 PM, where the funeral service will be held at 8 PM with Pastor Doug Loveday officiating.  Cremation.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HEAMAN, Frances of Alvinston ON

Posted by on October 22, 2013

heaman france 2After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Frances Anne Heaman (nee Bell) of Alvinston, in her 64th year passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends peacefully at home. She is survived by her husband Wesley Heaman, son Eugene (Huey) Levasseur & Jean (Duncan) of Watford, daughter Monique (Mikie) Passingham & Rob Adair of Oil Springs, step daughters, Cindy Heaman and Lori Heaman & Joe Prohazska of Strathroy, grandchildren Cody and Clint Levasseur, Logan and Allie Passingham, Nicole McDonald (Passingham),Taylor Evans, Kain and Hayden Adair, brothers Paul Bell & Ruth of Inwood, Chris Bell of Petrolia, sisters Florence Moore & Marcel Beaubien of Petrolia, Marie(Mimi) Cliff & Tim Druan of Oxtongue Lake. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents George and Elsie Bell and stepson Jason Heaman (1994). In debted always to special and best friends, Edie Cox and Vicky Pasut. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 1:00p.m. Rev. Elise Chambers officiating.  Interment to follow at Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations can be made to St Josephs Hospice, Sarnia or World Wildlife Fund, Canada.www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

“We have no choice, if we love we grieve” -Thomas Lynch

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TRAD: Vincent, of St. Thomas

Posted by on October 22, 2013

vincent trad 3TRAD, Vincent, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 20, 2013, in his 65th year.  Husband and best friend of Geraldine “Gerry” (nee Humphreys) Trad.  Father of Angela Trad (Aaron Vendramin), David Trad, Douglas Trenter (Trish), and Lisa Mead (Scott), and grandfather of Jake, Riley, Carter, Owen, and Lincoln.  Also fondly remembered by several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.  He was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Annie Trad, as well as a sister, Joy McNeil.  Vince was born in London, England on August 9, 1949.  He worked in the Housekeeping Dept. at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and also enjoyed gardening as a part-time job.  Vince was a member of the Stan Brown Band, as well as other bands, and was well-known in the London & St. Thomas music communities.  Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday evening, October 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged. 

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HRYNIUK: John F. of Essex formerly of LaSalle

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with a rare lung disease with family at his side on October 21, 2013 at 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Gertie with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage. Dear father of Tracey Robblee (Steve) and Mike Hryniuk (Denise). Treasured grandpa of Samantha, Michael, Matthew, Joel and Lauren. Loved brother of Peter Hryniuk (Elaine), Mary Janine Laframboise (late Larry), June Parks (Al), Mary Wellwood, Madeline Jessop (Jack), and Maureen Douglas. Brother-in-law of the late Karl Folas (Pat). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  John was the former owner of John’s Texaco/LaSalle Automotive on Malden Rd. He had a passion for cars, stock car racing and music. John was a teacher at the Ontario Truck Driving and Northstar Schools. Special thanks to Mary Laframboise, CCAC and the medical team at WRH for your care and support. John is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Stan Fraser officiating.  Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Lung Association, CCAC or the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society. You may send your condolences on John’s Tribute wall online at www.kennedyfh.com

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