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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BERRY: Charles Hubert of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 21, 2013

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July 4th, 1923 – October 18th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Charlie in his 91st year.

Charlie was born and educated in Colonial India.  He then went to England and when war broke out he joined the Royal Air Force.  He was aged 17 at the time.  In 1955, he married Margaret Milner and they came to Canada the following year.  Charlie worked in the aircraft industry, employed mostly with Canadair in Montreal until his retirement in 1982.

An avid supporter of the O.S.P.C.A., he and Maggie shared their home with many a fortunate canine.  Charlie was a long time member of the Lions Club in Montreal, then VanKleek Hill and later St. Thomas.  A man of many interests and activities, Charlie enjoyed sharing the fruits of his talents, particularly cooking, baking and brewing.  He started line and square dancing in his early 80’s and continued until his 90th year.

Charlie was a man of energy, counsel, and kindness.  He will be greatly missed by Maggie, his family and many wonderful friends.

Cremation has taken place.  A Lion’s Club Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend the service.

If desired, donations to the O.S.P.C.A. or the Lions Foundation of Canada DogGuides, would be appreciated.

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COOK: Anne Marion of London

Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Passing peacefully at McCormick Home, London, on Saturday, October 12, 2013, Marion Cook of London, in her 99th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Major John Pattison Cook OStJ, CD (2002). Loving mother of John William Pattison Cook OStJ, CD. Dear sister of William (Dorothy) Vize and family.Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (12 noon – 1 pm) to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Charity of your Choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  

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ROBERSON: Una Mildred of London

Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Peacefully at peopleCare, Oakcrossing, London, ON., surrounded by her family on Friday, October 18, 2013. Una Robertson was in her 98th year. Survived by her beloved husband Mel Robertson of 71 years. Loving mother of Carole (Alden) Malcomson of London, ON., and Dale (Joy) Robertson of Toronto, ON. Dear nana to Kelly-Anne Malcomson (Brenda Barnes) Whitehorse, Yukon, Paul and Paula Malcomson, London, ON., Emily, Derek and William Robertson, Toronto, ON. Great grandmother to Evan and James Malcomson. Previously deceased are three sisters and three brothers and one surviving sister, Edna Petite, Halifax, NS. Family would like to thank the staff at peopleCare for their ongoing care and compassion. Una Robertson was a member of St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Byron, a gentle soul, wonderful cook, and avid bridge player. Memorial Service to be held at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Byron on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 11:00am. Reverend Canon Janet M. Lynall officiating. Interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. If desired, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Memorial Fund, 1344 Commissioners Road West, London, ON., N6K 1E1. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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KOWAL: Mary, of London

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Kowal LFPPeacefully with her family by her side at University Hospital, she passed away on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late William.  Loving mother of Len (Chris) and David.  Cherished Grammie of Bryan (Marian) and Jennifer.  Great Grammie of Luke, Tyler and Mya.  Dear sister of Pearl Schneider.  Mary will be greatly missed by her special friend Ethel Leeming.  Mary devoted her life to her family and those she called friends.  As an active member of Gethsemane United Church for close to 30 years, she built strong ties with those with whom she worshipped and worked and created life-long friendships.  Mary spent her spare time working passionately in her flower and vegetable gardens, nurturing the beauty found in living things such as her roses, perennials and fresh vegetables.  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, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Cecil Cogswell officiating.  Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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MASTRONARDI, Marie (nee Depondt)

Posted by on October 21, 2013

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85 years passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband Marius (1996). Cherished mother of Paul Mastronardi (Pamela), Laura Mastronardi and Arlene Deeming (Gordon). Loving grandmother of Justin, Soleil, Laura, Sara, Rebecca and great grandmother of Caleb. Marie will be missed by her sisters Minnie Landschoot and Jenny Korpan. Predeceased by sisters Ann Westelaken (1999) and Rita Goldoni (2000). Survived by sisters-in-law Florence Kasarda, Julie Mastronardi and brother-in-law Ed Westelaken as well as many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday evening. Funeral Mass to celebrate Marie’s life will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street, Leamington. Fr. Pat Fuerth officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. DUE TO SEVERE ALLERGIES THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED REFRAINING FROM WEARING PERFUME/COLOGNE AND SENDING FLOWERS. If you wish to donate in Marie’s memory, donations made by cheque to the St. Michael’s Building Fund, Mennonite Central Committee or the Windsor Essex Humane Society would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HAUGH, G. Ross of Exeter, formerly of Crediton

Posted by on October 21, 2013

HAUGH: With great sadness, the family of Ross Haugh recently of Exeter and formerly of Crediton, announces his passing at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Saturday, October 19, 2013, age 87. Beloved husband of 62 years to Irene (Finkbeiner) Haugh of Exeter. Loved father and father-in-law of Linda (Brian) Nakamura of RR 2 Goderich and Dan Haugh (Leslie Smith) of London. Cherished grampa of Jason (Sarah) Nakamura, Laura Nakamura, Brent (Jenn) Haugh, Trevor (Kristiena) Haugh. Proud great-grampa of Mya, Carmen, Maggie, Nicholas, Landyn and Eva. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lorne (Phyllis) Haugh of Exeter, Joyce (Michael) Burke of Brampton, Reg (Pauline) Finkbeiner of RR 2 Grand Bend, Dorothy Lambie of Saskatoon. Ross will also be missed by his daughter-in-law Sherri Haugh, many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Milton and Clara (Weigand) Haugh, his brother-in-law Robert Lambie. The family is very thankful for the compassionate and respectful care given to Ross by the Queensway Nursing Home staff in the last few months of his life. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at Zion United Church, Crediton on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with visiting one hour prior at the church. The Rev. Mark Graves Officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment in Crediton Cemetery at a later date. Ross was a life long resident of Stephen Township. He was a faithful member of the Evangelical and United churches in Dashwood and Crediton all his life, and he held a number of positions in Zion Church in Crediton since the 1950’s, including Sunday School Superintendent, Chief Usher, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Stewards. An avid sports fan, especially of the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. He coached minor baseball teams in Dashwood and was a respected baseball and softball umpire for many years doing as many as 100 games each year. Ross joined the staff of the Exeter Times Advocate in 1963 as a two-week replacement for the sports-editor. That turned into a long career as photographer-reporter-editor. There are not likely many people who grew up or lived in the South Huron area in the 60s, 70s or 80s whose picture he hasn’t taken. He was editor of the Huron Soil and Crop News for more than 25 years. The career that was intended to end in 1990, continued on a part-time basis as a summer and maternity replacement until 1997. He remained as author of the popular “Back In Time” column until 2010. Anyone who knew Ross will also remember his quick wit and love of a good joke. He would seldom let someone get away without leaving them with a story. Ross and Irene raised their family in Crediton where they lived for more than fifty years, before moving to Towerview Apartments in Exeter. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation (payable by cheque) to Zion United Church in Crediton or the Parkinson Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LAUGHTON: Ida Mae of Strathroy

Posted by on October 21, 2013

Laughton, Ida WEBPeacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre on Sunday October 20th, 2013 at age 79. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bill Laughton (2008). Proud mother of Alan and Karen Laughton of Appin, Marianne and Eric Shaw of Strathroy and James and Tracy Laughton of Glencoe. Loving grandmother of Joshua(Morgan) and Melissa Laughton, Amanda and Andrew Shaw (Denise) and Nicholas and Jeremy Laughton. Cherished sister to Bob Lambert, Betty Wiley and Bill Lambert. Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 from 5-9bp.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home in Strathroy. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 24th, 2013 at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be may to the Breast  Imaging Department at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital and North Ekfrid United Church. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com.

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SCHMEHL: Leota Eileen of London

Posted by on October 21, 2013

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Passed away peacefully at Chateau Gardens, on Saturday, October 19, 2013, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Looie Schmehl. Dear mother of Pat Pooley of Kitchener, Deb Peckham (Dan Shack) of London and Jon (Lynn) Schmehl of Cambridge. Loved by her grandchildren Tracy Pooley, Mark (Clare) Schmehl, and Matt (Cheryl) Schmehl and her great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Connor, Audrey, Logan and Tyler. Surrogate grandmother to Laird, Laura and Hugh. Predeceased by her sisters Marion McLeod and Laura Laird, her brothers Weldon, Oscar and Stuart Judd and her niece Lynn McLachlin. Friends will be received by the family 2-4 & 7-9pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 1pm. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks Canada, 5401 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 115, Toronto, ON  M9C 5K6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  

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BELL: Jean of West Lorne, Ontario

Posted by on October 20, 2013

IMG_0002At Bobier Villa on Sunday, October 20th, 2013.  Jean Bell of West Lorne, Ontario in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her husband Rev. William Bell (1989).  Loving mother of Meg Bell of Pender Island, B.C., Heather Bell of West Lorne and Elizabeth Gaye Bell (Rob) of Brampton.  Dear grandmother of Adrienne and Matthew Rollie, Meghan Mackenzie Bell and Rebecca and Vanessa Mitchener and great grandmother of Annabella, Veronica and Matilda.  Survived by her sister Ruth Ogilvie of Lacombe, Alberta.  Predeceased by her son in law Allen Rollie (2012). 

Friends may call at the WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, October 25th, 2013 from 10 to 11 am.  A service of remembrance will follow at 11 am.  Miss Anne Loucks officiating.  Interment Evergreen cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the David Suzuki Foundation or Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Online condolences can be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810)  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

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Henderson: Dorothy of Sarnia

Posted by on October 20, 2013

At home on Sunday, October 20, 2013, DOROTHY JANE HENDERSON (nee Mc Phedran) age 80 of Sarnia, passed away. Beloved wife of the late George Henderson (1997). Dear mother of Carol Wilson and her husband Steve Murray, Rich Henderson and his wife Lindsey, Cheryl Engleson and her husband Tom. Cherished grandmother of Steve, Jeff, Kelly, Ian, Ashley and Christopher and great grandmother of Mya, Jonah, Lexi, Matthew, Gavin, Nathan, Alyssa, Isabella, Makenna, Ryder, Blake and Benjamin. Visitation will take place at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Followed by a private family graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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WHITE: David William “Whitey”, of London

Posted by on October 20, 2013

White LFP editedIn his 28th year, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side on Saturday, October 19th, 2013.  Beloved son of Dick and Janice (née Hughes) White, dear brother of Jeremy White and much loved by girlfriend Laura Schultz.  Dear nephew of Barry Hughes, Bill and Lynne Rysnik, Brian and Marian Hughes (St. Marys), Shirley and Garry Waugh (Woodstock), Brian and Julie Hartwick (Thorndale) and Doug White and partner Bev (Kirkfield).  Will be missed by special cousins Mike (Tammy) Waugh, and their sons Ian and Aaron, Sarah Hughes (Dennis Firth), Pete (Melanie) Hughes, and soon-to-arrive Cameron, Josh (Trish) Hartwick and their children Riley and Lilly, Amanda (Ryan) Elliott and their daughter Charlotte, Matt Hartwick (Ashley Hodgins), Zachary White and Ashley Stetson, and their families.  Predeceased by grandparents Harry and Reta Hughes and Wilbert and Beverley White.  David will also be missed by many dear friends.  The family is forever grateful to Dr. Kirk Hamilton (and Laurie) and Dr. Karin Hahn, L.H.S.C., and the VON team of Pauline (“Mother”), P.J. (“Nurse”) and Lindsay (“Sister”) for their excellent care.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday 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 Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sandra Bendall officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Marys Cemetery.  In David’s memory, donations to the VON, the DASH Foundation or North Nissouri United Church would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Smith: Douglas of Sarnia

Posted by on October 20, 2013

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Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday, October 17, 2013, DOUGLAS NEIL SMITH age 87 of Sarnia passed away. Beloved husband of Jean Marie Smith (nee Young ). Cherished father of Brian and his wife Kristine of New York. Dear grandfather of Charlotte and Emily. Brother of Betty and the Late Joe Durocher and Donna and the late Harold Preece. Predeceased by his parents Foster and Adeline Smith and brother Royden and his wife Evelyn. Douglas was a member of the Masonic Order; Alexandra Inwood # 158, Hiawatha Chapter # 252, and a life member of St. Simon of Cyrene # 37, life member of Riblah Council # 6, Paulinus York Rite College # 35, Mocha Temple (London), Lambton Shrine Club (Sarnia) and member of the Motor Corp. Doug loved and cherished his family dearly. Douglas was a retired elder from St. Paul’s United Church. Doug loved baseball and coach and managed from the S.M.A.A. and the Polysar Rubbermen Industrial League which brought the Ontario Championship back to Sarnia. Resting at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior to service time. Interment to follow in Alvinston Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation .

 

The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St. 

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9 

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net

 

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