HITCHINS: Graham of London

Posted by on March 27, 2017

HITCHINS, Graham….

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Graham passed away at University Hospital, London at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 25 years to Mara. Loving father to Mike (Sharron), Steve, and step-father to Kendra (Mark) and Amy (Jason). Cherished grandfather to Christopher, Tayler, Claire, Eddie, Carina and Mason. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.  A renaissance man that loved life, the outdoors, music, travelling, martial arts and his family.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 11am – 1pm, at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held at 1pm. Interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Arva. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London -Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1 or the Lung Association, 639 Southdale Road East, London, ON N6E 3M2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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ROSBOROUGH: Bill of London

Posted by on March 27, 2017

ROSBOROUGH, Bill….

Peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, William “Bill” Rosborough, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Lois V. J. (Paterson) Rosborough (1994). Dear brother of Ron Rosborough and his wife Kathy of Egmondville. Predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Rosborough and his brother Gerald Rosborough. He will be fondly remembered by Ruth Rosborough and his nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Smaggus and the nurses at University Hospital for their excellent care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9, the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, C/O Donations Department, 1003 Boulevard Decarie, Montreal, QC H4A 0A9 or London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MacKELLAR: Kenneth Dougald of Chatham

Posted by on March 27, 2017
Our Dad, Kenneth Dougald MacKellar, passed away on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. Survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Mildred and his 4 children, Beth Hunter, Kathy (Ted) Holmes, Sandy (Phil) Countryman, and Dugal (Faith) MacKellar; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; son-in-law Don (Linda) Hunter, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Erle and Rita MacKellar; siblings Neil MacKellar, Audrey Fenton, Shirley Ball; nephew Jeff Ball and Dad’s very special friend “Jesse.” Dad was a Veteran of the Navy, a member of Sprucedale United Church, Jaycee Senator, Legion member, member of the telephone pioneers, and retired from Bell Canada. In his early yeas Kenneth enjoyed being a pig farmer, and in later years walking his dog Jesse. A special thanks to Dr. Huffman, Dr. Dubuff and the staff of the Chatham-Kent Hospice for your compassionate care to our Dad and family. Thanks also to the medical staff at C.K.H.A. and neighbours who helped our Dad along his way. At Dad’s request there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will take place at a later date. Donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice or the CK Animal Rescue would be greatly appreciated. From the MacKellar Family.
 
Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com

 

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SCHNEIDER, Trevor of Mildmay

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Trevor Schneider of Mildmay, passed away with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer Schneider (née Haelzle).

Loving father of Derek and Amber Schneider.

Cherished son of Gary and Carol Schneider.

Missed by his siblings, Tracy Williams (John), Marcia McGilveary (Steve) and Colin Schneider (Carolyn).

Fondly remembered by his father and mother-in law Bob and Judy Haelzle, sisters-in-law Sherry Weiler (Al), Brenda Haelzle, brother-in-law Rob Haelzle and grandmother-in-law Anna Schiestel.

Dear uncle of Cody, Taylor, Chloe, Madeline, Kyla, Dustyn, Karina, Jevan, Karlee, Paige and Perle

Sharing in this loss are Trevor’s many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, friends and fellow firefighters.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Audrey Dahms and Bill and Reba Schneider.

Trevor was a proud member of the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters for 25 years.

Visitation will take place at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be conducted from the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ed Bastian and Elina Salonen officiating.

Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by the family.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Britton, Robert “Bob”

Posted by on March 26, 2017

Peacefully, on March 25, 2017 at the age of 90, with his loving family by his side. Reunited with his beloved wife Pat (2017).  Dear father of Bonnie (Fred Teno), Russell, Deborah Donaldson (Ron), Catherine, Bill (Linda Bianchi), Barbara (the late Darren Glass, 2013).  Cherished grandfather of Jeffrey, Jason, Melanie, Ryan, Erin, Holly, Andy and Graham.  Great-grandfather of 4; Ella, Hunter, Chase and Sawyer.  Dear brother of John and Arlene Britton.  Brother in-law of the late Warren Tobin (1981) and Jerome Tobin (2009).   Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Former trustee of Riverside Separate School and F.J. Brennan High School Boards. Former member and instructor of the Lumen Institute (The Christopher Leadership Course), former member of Ste. Rose Parish Council, member and former Director of Beach Grove G. & C.C. Member of the Executive Committee of Assumption University Alumni Association, President of the Probus Club of Windsor-Essex Ontario, Alumnus of Assumption College (B.A. 1946) and University of Detroit Mercy (B. M.E. 1949). Recipient of Rev. E.C. LeBel C.S.B. Award  from Assumption University on May 13, 2011. Employed by The Detroit Edison Co. (now DTE Energy) May 1947 – Jan. 1989. Bob enjoyed golf, curling, playing bridge and gin rummy.  If you so desire, donations to Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County or Hospice Residential Homes would be appreciated by the family.  Special thanks to the nurses and caregivers at The Village of Aspen Lake for their loving care and compassion.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Church 385 Dieppe.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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HOMORODEAN: Nick of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Nick (Nicolae) Homorodean has left his earthly home to join his Father in Heaven on Saturday, March 25th in the year of our Lord, 2017 at the age of 89, of Strathroy, Ontario.  Nick was born at Ford City, Windsor, Ontario and came to Strathroy at the age of 7.  He had a sister Mary and a brother Cornell.  Nick’s father had a shoe repair shop and at the age of 19 his father needed Nick to come and work.  Nick retired at 75.  He served the community for 56 years.  He attended the First Baptist Church, Strathroy, taught a class of boys, was Sunday School Superintendent, was a member of the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Group and also a deacon for many years.  Nick married Lillie McDonald on September 20th, 1950 and they had a family of 5.  Peter, Holly, Sandra, Andy and Donna.

We lived at 80 Thomas Street, Strathroy for 66 years.  Nick attended Strathroy District School until grade 11.  Nick played hockey with the first Rocket Hockey Team in Strathroy.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Lillie (McDonald), his children Peter, Holly (Bryan) Barclay, Sandra (Jeff) McKinnon, Andy, Donna Wilton (Glyn Knapman), his grandchildren Natacha, Tanya, Jevon, Taylor and Jayme and his great grandchildren Amber and Jevon Jr.  Survived by his brother Cornell (Isabel) and brother in law John A. McDonald (Karen).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Mary McElwain (Rev. Bill).

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where a funeral service will take on Thursday at 11 am.  Interment to follow at Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BOWLES: Dianne Lynn (née Turner) of Blenheim

Posted by on March 25, 2017

At home, on Friday, March 24, 2017, Dianne Lynn Bowles (née Turner) passed away at the age of 65.  Beloved wife of Willy Bowles for nearly 50 years.  Cherished mother of Angie, Melissa, Nikki, Shawn and Sadie Bowles.  Loving grandmother of Wilson and Breanna Kauzen, Virginnia Baer, Gabriel, Leah and Jacob Gagne and Brennan, Kylie and late Wyatt Bowles.  Great-grandmother of Hunter, Sophiah and soon-to-be Luke.  Survived by her sister Dolores Daubs.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at a later date in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Dianne may be made to the West Elgin Daffodil Society-Auxiliary Cancer, by cheque through the funeral home.  DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810) entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences online at denning.ca

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ARCA, Editha Santos

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Peacefully on March 24, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital- Ouellette Campus at 51 years of age. Cherished wife of Ramon Arca for 25 years. Loving mother of Ashleigh-Ann. Treasured daughter of Annie and Guillermo Santos. Dear sister of Archie, Edwyl, Edlyn, Gigi, Bernabi, and Valdy. Loved sister-in-law of Gloria (Alfredo Ymana), Poli (Heynedine), Josefina (late Gregorio) and Susan (Henry Ramos). She will be sadly missed by 25 nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews and by her canine companion Biscotcho. If you so desire, donations to the family would be appreciated. Special thank you to Fr. Maurice Restivo for giving her last rites. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 3:30pm and 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass Monday 11:00am at Assumption Church –McEwan Campus (711 McEwan Ave.). Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Ives, Albert Francis “Ab”

Posted by on March 25, 2017

May 4, 1924 – March 25, 2017
Passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care – Emara Complex on March 25, 2017 at 92 years of age.  Beloved husband of 65 years to Betty E. Ives (nee Harris).  Loving father of Douglas and wife Cindy Ives, Kathryn and husband Gregory Rutherford of Tennessee, and Joanne and husband Dan Cerovec of Michigan.  Son of the late Walter (1963) and Gertie (1981).  Cherished grandfather of Tania Rutherford (Tennessee), David & wife Jacquie Ives, Mark Ives & Paulina Wojcik, Danielle Cerovec, and Adrian Cerovec (all of Windsor).  Also survived by his aunt Frances Emerson who is 103 years of age and many cousins.  Predeceased by his cousin Linda Tell (2014).  Formerly employed by Ontario Hydro, now Hydro One.  Member of the Eastern Star Imperial Chapter # 21, Masonic Lodge # 290 Leamington, Historic Vehicle Society, SWO Heritage Village (Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village), Corvair Club, Nash Club, Algonquin Club, and the Border City Amateur Radio Club.  He was also a dedicated volunteer of John R. Park Homestead and the Windsor Goodfellows.  Albert’s hobby was woodworking, owning and driving his antique cars, gardening and being a friend to everyone while bowling and golfing.  Special thanks to the staff of C.C.A.C., especially Stephanie, Brad, John and Katie, and the doctors and staff of the Hospice of Windsor (Emara Complex). If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment Lakeview Cemetery Leamington.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Goff, Karen

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully and suddenly, surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Karen was able to breathe life into another with her amazing gift of organ donation.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MAYVILLE, Paul D.

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Passed away with his loving wife by his side on March 22, 2017 at 58 years of age.  Devoted husband and best friend of Lou-Anne (nee Dennis) for 33 years. Dedicated father of Chantelle, Carolyn and Christopher (Alyssa).  Cherished son of Barbara Joan and the late Edmond Mayville. Adored son-in-law of Ernest and Diana (Tammy) Dennis.  Beloved brother of Susan Shaw (Scott), Sharon McLaughlin (the late Ken), Tom Mayville, Ron Mayville (Judy) and David Mayville. Paul was full of life, love and enthusiasm.  He was a dedicated hockey fan, loved to travel and was the life of the party.

If you so desire, donations to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Sunday 3 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm. Funeral Service Monday 11:30 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BINGEMAN MOULE: Ruth (nee Shipp), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 24, 2017

BINGEMAN MOULE, Ruth (nee Shipp), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, the Valleyview Home on Friday, March 24, 2017, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late John S. “Jack” Bingeman (1967) and the late Howard Moule (2002).  Dearly loved mother of Janice Bingeman Brown (Dr. Alan G. Brown) of Southport, NC.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher Brown (Ruth Steele) of Concord, CA, Colin Brown of Wilmington, NC, and Heather Hill (Michael) of Sterling, VA.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Connar, Jenna and Nathan Brown of Concord, CA.  Dear sister of the late Jean Cookson.  Special aunt of Kelly Cookson (Barb) of Port Stanley, and Harry Cookson (Marg) of St. Thomas, as well as several other nieces and nephews.  Also fondly remembered by Kathy Weldon, her sons, Tyler, Kevin, and Jeremy Moule, and their families, and by dear friend, Millie Wolfe.  Born in St. Thomas, July 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late H.A. “Harry” and Rosetta (nee West) Shipp.  Ruth formerly worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Daniel R. Nolan.  She was a member of New Vision Community Church, United Church of Canada.  While Ruth was a member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas, she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Rainbow Unit.  She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, being a member of Golden Acres Chapter #305, Shedden, and a former member of Central Star Chapter #57, St. Thomas. The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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HOFSTEEDE: Petronella “Nelly” of Strathroy

Posted by on March 24, 2017

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge with family by her side on Friday, March 24th, 2017; Petronella “Nelly” Hofsteede of Strathroy passed away at the age of 94. Loving wife of the late Johannes Hofsteede (1982). Dear mother of Cornelia Churchill, Leonarda (John) Jackson, Joanne (Manuel) Ferreira, Mary (Terry) Widdis, Cornelius (Greta) Hofsteede, Edward (Betsy) Hofsteede and Ronald Hofsteede. Cherished grandmother of 32 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Survived by her siblings Leonard (Toni), Peter (Tera), John, Betsy (John), Maria, Hubert (Helen) and Bernadette. Nelly will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by her daughter Dorothy (Dave) Cann, granddaughter Terry-Lynn, sister-in-law Gertrude and brothers-in-law Paul, John, Tony and Adrian.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. CWL Prayers at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Charitable donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or SickKids Foundation. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

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BAKER (LAWSON): Margaret (née Wurm) of Exeter, and formerly of Zurich

Posted by on March 24, 2017

At the Exeter Villa, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 of Exeter, and formerly of RR 2 Dashwood in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gerald Willis Lawson (1977), the late Kenneth Wilbert Baker (2014).  Dear mother of Gwen and Jim Rohde of Mitchell, Allen Lawson and Pat Champion of St. Marys, Kay Clarke of Grand Bend, Ed and Fran Lawson of Arkona.  Marg will be remembered by the Lawson and Baker families.  Missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Edith Campbell, and Clarence and Lois Wurm all of Exeter.  Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Margaret (Clark) Wurm, sisters Emma, and Grace, and brothers Edgar, Harold, Gerald, and Melvin.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday, March 27th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM, where a funeral service will be held at 2 PM with Pastor Nadine Schroeder-Kranz officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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Hopper: Robert Arthur of Strathroy and formerly of Dutton

Posted by on March 23, 2017

At University Hospital, London on Monday March 20, 2017. Robert Arthur Hopper of Strathroy and formerly of Dutton in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth [Kennedy] [1996] Dear father of Jane [Glenn] Small of London, Richard Hopper of London, Patricia Hopper of Leamington. Loved grandfather of Heather Small [Devin], Kara Wydeven [Robert], Megan Small. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton on Friday March 24 from 1 p.m.to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Private interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Society or the Daffodil-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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MCEACHREN: Mary (Hillman) of Glencoe

Posted by on March 22, 2017

At Four Counties Health Services Newbury, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Mary Ethel McEachren (nee Hillman) of Glencoe passed away in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband Donald McEachren (1974). Dear mother of late David, late Harvey, Donna (Harry) Ruckle, late Gary, Janet Corey (Ivan Lavigne), Jim (Sharon Gibson) and Bob. Loving grandmother of David, Connie, Corey, Donnie, Tracey, Jason, Stacey, Theresa, Sherry, Jay, Tanya, Cassie, Amanda, Tyler, Tanner, Shawn, Nathan, Alicia and the late Brian. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Deb. Dolbear-Van Bilsen officiating. Interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Health Foundation NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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SERRATORE, Antonio of Sarnia

SERRATORE, Antonio “Tony” – Peacefully surrounded by his family Antonio passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Angela for 70 years. Dear father of Joseph Serratore (Anna), Point Edward, Anna Serratore (Batista Frijia), Italy, Norina Dennis (Wayne Mayea), London, late Frank Serratore (1975) and Mary Serratore, Sarnia. Loving grandpa of Angela Simm (Mark), Joey Serratore (Krista), Sebastiano Frijia (Daniela), Elizabetta Frijia (Bruno), Angela Frijia (Domenico), Lisa MacDonald (Adam), Laura Dennis, Leah Dennis (Bryan Schenk), Ashley Marie Devereaux and Jenna Leigh Devereaux. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Rosina Serratore (late Antonino Gallo), Italy, Carmela Desensi (Pietro), London, Bruno Serratore (Maria), London. Also surviving are many nieces & nephews in Canada and Italy. Predeceased by parents Giuseppe & Anna Serratore, sister Caterina Serratore and brother Giovanni Serratore all of Italy. Antonio was retired from Labourers Union Local 1089. Tony’s family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and staffs of Bluewater Health 4th Floor, Palliative Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice for the compassionate care given to him. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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FOSTER, Gary Norman of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, age 71

Posted by on March 22, 2017

FOSTER:  At London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, Gary Norman Foster of Exeter, formerly of Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, age 71.  Beloved husband of 50 years to Tammy (Taylor) Foster.  Loved father of Brian Foster of London.  Predeceased by his parents Norman (2003) and Lillian (Fauteux) Foster (2013), infant brother John and infant sister Pam. At Gary’s request, cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McLEOD: Mrs. Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

McLEOD, Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, passed away at Middlesex Terrace, R.R.1, Delaware on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in her 93rd year.  She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late C. Ross McLeod (2008).  Dear aunt of Pat Collins (Joanne) of Okotoks, AB, Lee Ann Jennings (Wesley) of Brampton, Michael Zavitz (Christine) of Glencoe, Pat Zavitz (Kathy) of Melbourne, and Keith Zavitz (Annette) of Strathroy.  Also fondly remembered by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  Betty was the sister of the late Virginia MacLauchlan, late Marjorie Collins, and the late Paul Cain.  Born in St. Thomas, April 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (nee Singer) Cain.  Betty was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Boismier, Eva Joan

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Passed away on March 20, 2017 at 87 years of age. Reunited with her first husband Hector Bechard and second husband William Boismier. Beloved mother of Yvette (Ernest) LeClair, Annette Cutting, Judy (Anthony) Macyshyn, Brenda (Ken) Grundy and Billie Jo (Stan) Duquette. Loving Grandma of Tracy Hunt, Evelyn and Cory Cutting, Wilhemina Robinet, Ken Grundy, Sabrina Grundy, Billie Jo, Joanne, Tabitha, Stan Jr. Duquette and many great grandchildren who she adored. Dear sister of Don, Janet and predeceased by siblings Clayton, Lois and Jeannie. Joan will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Memorial Service Friday at 1:00p.m at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BREWER, Andrew

Posted by on March 21, 2017

It is with heavy hearts the family announce the passing of Andrew Brewer with his family by his side on March 20, 2017 at the age of 26. Beloved son of Mary Brewer. Loving brother of Adrian Brewer. He will be sadly missed by his Nana Chris LeBlanc, Little Papa the late Ivan LeBlanc, and his Big Papa William “Mike” Brewer. Nephew of Bill (Sharon) Brewer, Elizabeth “Liz” (Brian) Mulder, the late Leon LeBlanc, Dereck LeBlanc, Diana LeBlanc, Todd Shearon, and Brigham Shearon. Also loved by Grandma Sue Spiegelberg. Andrew will be incredibly missed by his cousins Anthony (Lea) Mulder, Sarah Mulder, Samantha Brewer, A-aron Mulder, Michael Brewer, TJ Glen, Alannah LeBlanc, Alex Boland, Meghan LeBlanc, Mattieu LeBlanc, and Brianna Hilge. Andrew will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends. The family would like to thank all of the angels of Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus for everything they did: The first responders, doctors and nurses in the ER, and the ICU team. Your tireless efforts and compassionate care will never be forgotten.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave., 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends will gather after 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Christian Fellowship, 4490 Seventh Concession Rd., with Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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TIDBALL: Brenda of Glencoe

Posted by on March 21, 2017

At University Campus of London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, after a valiant fight, surrounded by her family, Brenda Tidball of Glencoe passed away in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Tidball for 45 years. Dear mother of Becky (Rob) Cole and Jeffrey Tidball (Kathy Leitch). Proud mama of Tristan, Kailyn, Kylie and Chloe. Sister of Betty Sitzes (Barry), Carol Wilkins (John), Ron Bramley, (Kathy), Tom Bramley (Heather), Ed Bramley (Pam), Paul Bramley (Linda) and Susan Jackson and sister-in-law of Ken Tidball (JoAnne), late Barb Langs and Shirley Prior (Ron). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb Dolbear-Van Bilsen officiating. Interment to follow at Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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PERRY, John Alfred of Sarnia

PERRY, John Alfred – Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 20, 2017, JOHN ALFRED PERRY, age 86,  of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mae (2005), their son Johnny (1991), and his sister Dorothy Myers (2017). He was the beloved father of Tom and Bob and was also survived by his sister Margaret Winward and numerous nieces and nephews. He is the cherished grandfather of Jeff, Jaime, Andrea, Dayna and Johnny and great grandfather of Maisie. Cremation has taken place and at John’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family though http://www.djrobb.on.ca/

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