ROBB: John William of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2015

robbjohnwebROBB, John William – With sadness, the family of John Robb, 65, of Point Edward announces his passing on November 12th 2015. John was born to the late Walter and Jean Robb on February 7 1950, the second of 5 wonderfully rowdy kids who will each miss him dearly – Jim Robb (Ada), Alice Finlayson (the late Jim), Pat (Ron) Wade, and Brad (Susan) Robb.  JR was a member of the Local 663 Pipefitters Union who spent most of his life in his beloved Point. His passions included his friends, hunting, gardening, cooking, Sudoku, and an endless stream of country music. He will be deeply missed by his children Brett Robb and Mandy (Karl) Kasper, and his much-loved grandkids Ryan, Aidyn, and Avery Kasper. Visitors will be received by the family on Sunday, November 15th from 2-4 pm at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD (102 Victoria Street North, Sarnia). A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 16th at 12 o’clock noon. In lieu of flowers or donations the family requests that you hold each other tight and love each other well.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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DAYMAN, Hilda June of Sarnia

Posted by on November 13, 2015

Dayman-WebAt Bluewater Health of Sarnia on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, HILDA JUNE (HARDWICK) DAYMAN, age 87 passed away. She was the loving wife of Gerald Fredrick Dayman for 67 years and dear mother of Cynthia Harris (Mark) of Sarnia, grandmother of S. Wesley Harris of Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents George and Ruth Hardwick and her sister Marie Chadwick. Hilda retired from Imperial Oil Ltd. after 25 years of service as a buyer in the Purchasing Department. She was a life member of Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a member of the church choir for 72 years. Her interests included sewing, needle work and knitting. She was a talented soloist at weddings, funerals and other gatherings. She sang her first solo at the age of 4 and participated in many competitions and music festivals. Funeral services will be held at Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church (120 Russell St S, Sarnia) on Monday, November 16th at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Sunday, November 15th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Memorial gifts made through donations to Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church     would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, the Residence on the St. Clair and Palliative Care at BWH for the wonderful care and support they provided for Hilda”

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YOUNG: Robert (Bob) Harold of Guelph and formerly of Cambridge and St. Marys

Posted by on November 12, 2015

Young, Bob-W150Peacefully at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on Thursday, November 12, 2015 formerly of Cambridge and St. Marys in his 77th year, Bob went to be with the Lord. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (Saunders) Young (2010) for 49 years. Dear father of  Rob Young and Aida Van Wees of Grand Cayman, Shellie and Daryl Wilson of Guelph, Cathy and Dwayne Brown of London, Miranda Young (granddaughter) and Matthew Frimpong of Cambridge. Dear grandfather of Brennan, Jordan, Schuyler and PJ; Alexis; Corvin, Carissa and Cieaira and great-grandfather of Ayanna. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Marie Cain of London, Bonnie and Ernie McCarthy of St. Thomas and Pat and Jack Benda of London, Ken and Marion Young of Chatham and John Young of Northville. Predeceased by his sons Steven and Scott, his sisters Freda Van Arenthals and Gertrude Kennedy and his brothers Fred Young and Jim Young.

Bob was an active member of his church, Community Bible Church for decades. He and his wife Pat ran a very successful Bed and Breakfast in St. Marys for many years. Bob moved to Burlington to be with his family after receiving a cancer diagnosis in February of 2014. He quickly established himself in the Burlington community and became involved at Compass Point Bible Church.

Special thanks to Dr. John Goffin and staff of Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, and the staff of Hospice Wellington for your incredible support and kindness throughout our cancer journey.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Community Bible Church, 24294 Adelaide Street North, (at Hwy #7) Lucan on Monday, November 16th at 11 AM. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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CARUSO: Joe of London

Posted by on November 12, 2015

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At Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Joe Caruso in his 72nd year.  Proud father of Robin Couperthwaite (Brian), Sandra Caruso, Manny Caruso (Karen), Joe Caruso Jr., John Caruso (Wendy) and Rosalia Deveau (James). Cherished grandpa “Soup” of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Bici Latino (the late Pipo). Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at St. George Roman Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London, on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11 am. Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fort Erie on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11 am.  Prayers Sunday evening at 7 pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CEKADA: Emil of London

Posted by on November 12, 2015

Cekada - editedIt is with a heavy heart that Zalka Cekada announces the passing of her beloved husband, Emil, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at University Hospital. He will be missed by his sisters Fanika and Malka, brother Mario, and many nieces and nephews. Emil will also be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Jadranka and Stojanka, and their families. Predeceased by his sisters Milka and Pavla. Emil was a cabinet maker by trade, and spent 12 years doing maintenance at UWO. He was extremely passionate about music, dance and entertaining others, and made friends easily. Emil touched the lives of many; both in Slovenia and here in Canada. He was a dedicated member for 39 years of Holy Family Parish and the Slovenian Culture Club. Friends are welcome to come sign the book of condolences and attend a memorial service (Mass) at the SLOVENIAN CULTURAL AND SOCIAL CLUB “TRIGLAV”, 9614 Charlton Drive, Middlesex Centre, on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A luncheon will be available at the club at 12:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Emil are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. A special thank you to Dr. Marc Lipkus, Dr. Shannon Venance, Dr. Anita Dayal, Dr. Marko Mrkobrada, Dr. Stephanie Tse, Cheryl Talbot R.N., and the staff at London Health Sciences Centre for their wonderful care and kindness. Also a tremendous thank you to his family physician, Dr. Eric Nicholls, as well as Joan and Carmen at Whitehills Medical Centre, for their excellent care and compassion over the years.

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KNAPP: Emily Jane of Iona Station

Posted by on November 12, 2015

PeacefulPic NEWSPAPER- Knapply at home with her family by her side on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Emily Jane Knapp (nee McDonald) passed away at the age of 65. Loving wife of Bernard “Bernie” Knapp. Beloved mother of Ryan (Marcy) McDougall, Amy McDougall and step mother of Melissa Knapp, Allison Knapp and Daniel Knapp. Survived by her granddaughter Avery. Dear sister of Lynn Haggerty, Rodd McDonald and Kevin McDonald. Forever remembered by many extended family members. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Emily’s Life will be held on Friday, November 13th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the West Lorne Legion – Branch 221, 42 John Street, West Lorne. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to West Elgin Daffodil Society. Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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PREIKSAITIS, Ronald A. of Grand Bend, age 59

Posted by on November 12, 2015

PREIKSAITIS:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully at his residence on Saturday, November 7, 2015, Ronald “Ronnie” A. Preiksaitis, of Grand Bend, age 59.  Beloved husband of Tanja  Preiksaitis.  Remembered by his children and siblings in Toronto and Cambridge.   At Ron’s request, a graveside service for family and friends will be held at Parkhill Cemetery, 33095 Grand Bend Rd. Parkhill ON, on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 13:00 hrs (1 pm). If desired, memorial donations payable to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.   Ron and Tanja were long haul truckers with BLM Transportation Group out of Kitchener and travelled through North America for over 16 years together. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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SANDILANDS, G. Peter formerly of Grand Bend and Exeter, age 95

Posted by on November 12, 2015

SANDILANDS:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Monday, November 9, 2015, Guy Peter Sandilands formerly of Grand Bend and Exeter, age 95.  Beloved husband of Barbara Ann (Fisk) Sandilands of Blue Water Rest Home.  Dear father and father-in-law of David Sandilands of Toronto, Missy and Glenn Pfaff of Dashwood. Cherished papa of Jessica Pfaff and friend Andrew Gill, Kelly Pfaff and Rebekah Pfaff.  Dear brother of Joan Miedema of Barrie.  Favourite uncle of Timothy and Gail, Jennifer and Gary, Christopher and Margaret, Robin and Dee, and their families.   Fondly remembered by his dear friend and care-giver Elaine Ducharme.  Predeceased by his parents Guy and Ruth (Walker) Sandilands and brother-in-law Lewis Miedema.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m.,  where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Glenda Meakin Officiating.  Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood.  Peter and Barb ran the Havasu Trading Post in Grand Bend for many years.  In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations payable to O.S.P.C.A, Blue Water Rest Home or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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OGILVIE: J. Douglas “Doug”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 11, 2015

doug ogilvie 02OLegionGILVIE, J. Douglas “Doug” of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly at LHSC, University Hospital on Monday, November 9, 2015, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Ropell) Ogilvie. Dearly loved father of Christina Berlingeri of Hamilton, and Colleen Pearce (Jeff) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of A.J., Brook-lyn, Alexandria, and Abigail. Dear brother of John, Beatrice, Leigh, Judy, Patty, and Debbie. Also survived many in-laws, neices and nephews. Born in Fredericton, NB, February 22, 1948, he was the son of the late Melvin and Jean (nee Hill) Ogilvie. Doug was a retired employee of the Ministry of Correction Services and formerly worked at the Ministry of Education. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday, Nov. 12th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 13th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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HENDERSON, Betty of Glencoe ON

Posted by on November 11, 2015

Peacefully at her residence in Glencoe, on Monday, November 9, 2015, Betty Joyce Henderson (nee Clark) passed away in her 89th year. Predeceased by her husband Allen Henderson (1998). Dear mother of Heather (Charlie) Towers, Joy Henderson –Greg (David), Kevin (Deborah) Henderson, Brenda (Jeff) Lambert, Todd (Veronica) Henderson. Loved by her 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers Don and Doug. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 13 at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb Dolbear-Van Bilsen officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Glencoe Firefighters Association. ww.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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JORIS, Hubert of Strathroy

Posted by on November 10, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Hubert Joris announces his passing on November 10th, 2015 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Rina Joris for 52 special years. Loving father of Rick (Patricia) and David (Sara) Joris. Proud Opa of Nicholas and Benjamin Joris, Kaleigh and Jordan Giles. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Maria Joris, brothers Jack, Tom, John, and Fred Joris. Hubert will be remembered by many extended family in The Netherlands. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at Denning’s of Strathroy from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 13th, at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 11a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

 

 

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PARDAENS (née Brown): Emily, of Oshawa

Posted by on November 10, 2015

Pardaens editPeacefully with family by her side at Hillside Terraces, Oshawa, on Sunday, November 8, 2015, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Albert (2003). Loving mother of Michael (Sally), and mother-in-law of Marg. Cherished grandma of Derek (Barbara-Ann) and Brent (Kristina), and great-grandmother of Rachel, Kari-Ann and Cyrus. Dear sister of Bill (Pat) Brown. Emily will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Peter (2013), and her brother, James (1945). Special thanks to the staff of Hillside Terraces – Cedar Heights, for their care and kindness. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:45 a.m., with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations in memory of Emily may be made to The Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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McLEAN, Jason

Posted by on November 10, 2015

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Passed away peacefully on November 10, 2015 at 40 years of age surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Will be missed dearly by his beloved wife Claudette (Ledingham).  Precious father to Jaxon, Dylynn and his fur baby Taz.  Loving son of Karen and Dan McLean.   Dear brother to Kristy McLean and Dan Atherton, Wes McLean and Julia DiPasquale.  Son in-law to Maxine and Jim Ledingham.  Brother in-law to Yvette and Matt Saliba, Michelle and James Wauthier and Jim and Wendy Ledingham.  Dear grandson of Marilyn and Rocky McLean and Dorothy and Bill Sinasac.  Also survived by many Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and close friends.  Jason was a dedicated firefighter for 22 years with the Amherstburg Fire Department.  He will always be remembered for his eagerness to help others and his meticulous touch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jaxon and Dylynn’s education fund. Visitation will be held on, Thursday November 12, 2015 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. with a Fire Fighters walk through at 7:00 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service from Families First Funeral Home Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S. 519-969-5841 on Friday November 13, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. then proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church for 11:00 a.m. Mass.  Final prayers at Fire Station # 2.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at FamiliesFirst.ca

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RUTTER: Robert “Bob” of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on November 10, 2015

Bob RutterRUTTER-Robert “Bob” Rutter passed away at Elgin Manor on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in his 83rd year.  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Isobel; his children Cyndi (Ken) Hornby of St. Thomas, Luanne Rutter (Dave) of St. Thomas, Murray (Beryl) Baker of Barrie and Debbie Henning of St. Thomas; by his grandchildren Jessica Hornby (Jim) of St. Thomas, Jaime and Mark Hornby of St. Thomas, Emily Yates (Mike) and Hollie Yates (Reggie) of St. Thomas, Todd Baker of Barrie, Jeff Baker (Keri) of Barrie and Brett Henning (Ashley) of St. Thomas; 5 great grandchildren; his brother Jim Rutter (Joy) of Port Rowan; nieces Jill (Steve) Marshall of St. Thomas and Jennifer (Scott) Creed of Port Rowan; and by many brothers and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by his parents Judd and Sylvia Rutter and grandson baby Derek Robert Henning (1981).  Bob was the Maintenance Supervisor at Valleyview before retirement, a long-time member of Ducks Unlimited, past president of the St. Thomas Gun Club and an avid outdoorsman .  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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HORODYSKI (née Scrimgeour): Sandra Jane of London

Posted by on November 10, 2015

Horodyski obitWith heavy hearts, we announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Monday, November 9, 2015, after a very short, but brave battle with cancer. Sandy will be forever loved and missed by her daughter, Melissa, and the joy of her life, her grandson, Camden. She is predeceased by her husband, Ernie Horodyski. Sandy is the daughter of the late Roy and Isabel Scrimgeour, and dear sister of Patricia Jackson (George) and Bonnie Lyons (Roy). She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Her faithful dog, Charlie, provided her with comfort during her battle. Her friends, Jane Hauser, Margaret Mish and Liz MacKinnon miss her dearly. Sandy worked at Labatts for many years and then went on to work for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada until her retirement. She loved her: gardens in the summertime, Book Club, Prayer Group and Bridge Club friends. Sandy will be fondly remembered as a kind, caring and generous woman. Her courage and humour through this battle, stand out as a testament to the wonderful person she was. Her spirit will live on in all who loved her. A very special thanks to Dr. Kirk Hamilton, Dr. Stephanie Roman and VON home visiting staff. Thank you to the amazing staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice, for your compassionate and wonderful care for Sandy. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at WINDERMERE ON THE MOUNT CHAPEL, 1486 Richmond Street, London, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, with Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m., and visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, and reception at Windermere Manor. Donations in memory of Sandy may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, London.

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BROUWER, Ted of Strathroy

Posted by on November 10, 2015

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Peacefully passed surrounded by his loving family on November 9th, 2015 in his 78th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen Brouwer and formerly of Sarie Duthler. Cherished father of Sara Brouwer (Tom Land), Gary Brouwer (Robin) and Lisa Brouwer- Thompson (Josh). Proud grandpa (opa) of Ryan Zaharie, Lucas, Jesse (Tricia), Alex, and Annie Brouwer, Pierce (Kaila) and Noelle Sernett. Special great-grandpa to Ava Sernett. Step-father of Sharon (Wim) Karelse and John (Trinivic) Bruschetto. Step-grandpa of Peter (Sarah) and Jenny Karlese and step-great- grandpa of Greg and Zach Bruschetto. Survived by his siblings Kay (Dennis) Devries, Jane (Ted) Groenewegen, Phil (Teuni) Brouwer, Elsie (John) Boersma, Irene (Roger) Konyndyk, and Gerda Brouwer.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from 7 until 9p.m at Westmount Christian Reformed Church (405 Drury Lane) Strathroy. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2p.m. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathroy Community Christian School. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy (519-245-1023).

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McMAHON: Glen Steven of London

Posted by on November 10, 2015

McMahon editedPassed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice of London, on Sunday, November 8, 2015, in his 72nd year. He was not alone, but with his loving children Tami Martin (Grant), Karey Morris (Greg), and Mason Blachford (Patricia), as well as his brothers Greg McMahon (Toi), and Richard McMahon (Sonya) by his side. He will be sadly missed by his four beautiful grandchildren, other family and many dear friends. Glen was welcomed lovingly into heaven by generations of those who went before him; his parents Evelyn and Leslie McMahon, and granddaughter Megan Hope Morris. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Glen may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice of London.

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HUBBARD: Robert Edward, of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on November 9, 2015

IMG_0001 (2)The Hubbard family has lost a very special father and grandfather with the passing of Robert Edward (Bob) Hubbard, age 88, at Bluewater Health on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Loyal and devoted son of James and Agnes Hubbard. Bob was born and raised in Forest, the youngest of four children. Following high school, he left to work in Thorold at the Ontario Pulp and Paper Mill. While living in that area, he met his beloved wife, Carmel Bates, who had come from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to nurse in St. Catharines. Together they moved back to the home farm, where they lovingly raised their five children. Upon their return to Forest, Bob worked at Dow Chemical in Sarnia and also worked on the home farm. He retired from Dow at age 65.  Along with family, Bob valued faith and community. He was a member of St. Christopher’s Parish where he served for many years as an usher, he stood on the Parish Council, and enjoyed collecting for the Bishop’s Campaign. In 1963, Bob started his 37 year commitment as a Trustee for the Lambton County Roman Catholic Separate School Board. During that time, he served a number of terms as the Chairman. He received Awards Of Merit at both the provincial and federal levels for his dedication and commitment to Catholic Education. He was also a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Forest, Branch #176.  Bob is survived by his four children, Ann Marie (Mark) Donald, Bob (Nancy) Hubbard, Patrick Hubbard, and Judy Hubbard. Dear grandfather of Spencer (Jackie) Donald, Lauren (Kyle) Struckett, Katie Donald, and Daniel Hubbard. Also survived by his sisters, Genevieve Street, and Catherine Witherspoon. Predeceased by his wife Carmel, his son Vincent, his sister and brother-in-law, Winifred and Gordon Zakoor, his brother-in-law Walter Street, and his brother-in-law Thomas Witherspoon. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to thank his Dialysis Nurses at Bluewater Health, Dr. Walker, Dr. Garrett, and Lydia, for their compassionate care. The family also wishes to thank his many friends at Branch #176 of the Royal Canadian Legion, especially, Tony and Dorothy.  Family and friends will be received at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Forest, 68 Union Street, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Prayers will be offered in the church on Wednesday evening, at 6:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church on Thursday morning, November 12, 2015, at 11:00 am with Fr. Tom Donohue officiating. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Sympathies may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and/or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Forest

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HAROLD, John Arnold, of Sarnia

HAROLD, John Arnold – Suddenly at his residence on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the age of 59. Beloved son of the late Margaret Harold (2014). Dear brother of the late Jim Harold (2006). Loving uncle of Tanya Kelch, Tara (Brad) Crerar and Tabi Harold all of  Sarnia. Adoring great uncle to Andrew, Emily and Owen Kelch and Benjamin Crerar. A cemetery remembrance service will be held with details to follow. Arrangements are entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of John Harold in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

 

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BALLANTYNE: Grace Norine (neé Beckler) of Exeter and formerly of London

Posted by on November 9, 2015

Ballantyne, Grace Picture-W150Peacefully on November 8, 2015 at Exeter Villa, in Exeter.  Grace was born on the 18th of October 1922 in Usborne Township, Huron County, Ontario.  Her parents were Moses Beckler and Verda Grace Hill.  Grace grew up in Usborne Township on the family farm with her parents and brother Cal. She attended public school in Usborne Township and high school in Exeter.  Grace married William Mackenzie Ballantyne, a native of Usborne Township on the 19th of August 1944. Grace was first a school teacher and later a bookkeeper. Grace and Bill lived their married life in London where Bill ran an accounting business. In later years they retired to Exeter. Grace loved to work in her garden at home and at her cottage near St. Joseph.  She also enjoyed playing the piano, a round of golf or a game of cards with her friends. Grace will be sorely missed by her nephew Bruce Beckler and her nieces Leigh Mick and Linda Ballantyne. Grace was predeceased by her husband William Ballantyne in 1988 and by her sister in law Elizabeth Beckler in 2014 and by her brother Calvert Laverne Beckler in 2014.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Exeter Villa Long Term Care Home in Exeter for the kindness shown to Grace during the last years of her life.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Exeter Villa.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements (www.haskettfh.com)

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RAINSFORTH: MORRIS (MOE) of NORTH BAY Formerly of MONTREAL

Posted by on November 9, 2015

Morris Rainsforth, born June16, 1935 in Montreal Quebec, son of Willfred and Alexandra Rainsforth quietly passed away on October20, 2015 in North Bay Ontario.

Morris is pre-deceased by his partner Bev and his brothers and sisters, Willie, Margaret, Lexie, Anne and George.

His nieces, nephews and many family friends will lovingly remember him.
Morris will be put to final rest in London Ontario with his Mom Alexandra.

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MANNEROW, Jean of Chesley

Posted by on November 9, 2015

J. MannerowGrandma always made you feel she had been waiting

to see just you all day

and now the day was complete.

(Marcy DeMaree)

There was no greater song to which B. Jean Mannerow danced than the melody of being a grandmother. She was affectionately known as “Gram Cracker” and “G-Ma.” and revelled in it.  In being a grandmother, Jean was able to blend the steps of silliness together with the rhythm of unconditional love and acceptance. As Rudy Giuliani once quipped, “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life.  And, most importantly, cookies.”

Barbara Jean Mannerow was born Wednesday, May 10, 1939 in Owen Sound to George and Lila (Hodge) Baker, both of the Port Elgin area.  Jean was followed by brother Don in 1941. The Baker family was a farming family, first operating a dairy farm followed by cultivating 100 acres of tobacco.  Their farm was located on the southern edge of Port Elgin near Goble’s Grove.

As with any dance, there are many missteps and one occurred when Jean’s parents separated when she was just ten or eleven years of age. Of course, this was traumatic for Jean but she and her younger brother Don remained with their father were they were supported and cared for by their Aunt Ida and Grandma Baker.

Jean became a big sister again in 1959 when Jean’s mother and step-father, Lila and Percy, adopted a daughter, Lori.

Ken Mannerow worked summers on the Baker tobacco farm and many weekends were spent dancing at the Pavilion in Port Elgin. The truth of it is, like many couples of that era, Ken and Jean courted on the dance floor.  Apparently, Ken added life to the party as he brought the car and drinks, and a good time was had by all!

Having met Ken prior to leaving for Toronto to work and experience big City life, the couple reconnected upon Jean’s return home. They were married on July 9, 1960 at Saugeen Golf Club outside Port Elgin.  Dancing the dance of love, Jean and Ken welcomed daughters Sheila in 1961, Lynn in 1962 and son Steve in 1966.

The dance of life moved forward rapidly as Ken and Jean busily raised their children. When Steve entered school, Jean resumed her work outside of the home working part-time for Holst Real Estate in Chesley.  Following this, Jean went on to work part-time for various branches of the Royal Bank of Canada including Paisley, Hanover, Durham and Elmwood until her retirement at age 60.

Jean and Ken resided on Lot 29, Concession 8 of Elderslie Township, until 2002 at which time Steve and Wendy purchased the farm from them. They spent the next several years on Yonge Street in Tara.  Their dance steps slowed a little when Ken was diagnosed with cancer.  The dance stopped completely, at least as we know it, when on June 29, 2007 Ken waltzed into heaven.  For a time, Jean lost her balance.  However, not willing to be a wallflower for the rest of her days, Jean picked up on the tempo of her song and danced more fully with her family, especially her grandchildren, and friends.

She moved back to Chesley in November of 2008, and from there continued to knit, sew, read, and travel with “the girls”.  Her grandchildren carried on their teachings, educating Jean on the use of a computer, even Facebook, allowing them to communicate more freely.

No matter what, Jean watched and supported her grandchildren, attending dance recitals, soccer, hockey, ringette and baseball games. In fact, Jean’s passion in life was her grandchildren. She would do anything with, and for them.  She taught her family to always be kind, to be charitable, to lead by example, to allow the children to make their own decisions, and to not be judgemental or too vocal with them.  Her one downfall–the Shopping Channel! Being a night owl, this program filled the long, empty hours.  Jean took great pride in her appearance and she experienced joy by taking care in dressing and she loved accessorizing.  It was something she did for herself.  Aside from that, Jean lived through others, and for others.

She herself curled competitively. She was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron three times and was a current member of the Goodwill Chapter in Harriston. Jean served her Lord sitting on the Board of Managers at Geneva Presbyterian Church as well as with the women’s groups.  She canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society and Heart & Stroke Foundation. She sat on the Chesley Hospital Auxillary.  She convened and catered for the Chesley Curling Club and Chesley Community Centre and participated in the Agricultural Society and Fall Fairs.

The curtained closed on Jean’s life on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce at the age of 76 years.

Beloved wife of her late husband Ken (2007). Loving mother of Sheila (Ron) James of Meaford, Lynn (Trent) Blake of Owen Sound and Steve (Wendy) of R.R. #2 Chesley. Very proud grandmother (G-Ma) of Brendon, Chris, Megan (Blair), Ryan, Becky (Jon), Erin and Faith and great-grandmother of Callie, Violet and Nathan. Dear sister of Don (Linda) Baker of Minden and Lori McInally of Kitchener. Jean will be fondly remembered by her in-laws Isabelle (Leith) Elder of Tara, Lloyd (Marjorie) Mannerow, Dianne (Ross) King and Reg (Dayle) Mannerow, all of the Chesley area. She was predeceased by her parents and step-parents, George (Debra) Baker and Lila (Percy) Christman and her brother-in-law, Jim McInally.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where an Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Jean`s life will be held at Geneva Presbyterian Church, Chesley on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1 p.m.  Interment in Chesley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, South West Community Care Access Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HARRISON: Wayne George of Strathroy

Posted by on November 9, 2015

HARRISONPICSurrounded by family at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, November 6th, 2015, Wayne George Harrison in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (nee Skinner) for 46 years. Predeceased by his siblings Audrey Dixon, Leroy Harrison (Barb), Bob Harrison (Lorna). Survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Dorothy Henry (late Jim), Dan Skinner (late Nan), and Amelia Vincent (Bob).  Proud dad of Brad Giffen (Anne), Ray Giffen (Kelly) and George Giffen (Julie) and grandfather of Chris (Amber), Miranda (Don), Jenna, Ashley, Ryan (Sara), Taylor (Brittney), Jonah, Denise (Andrew), Dylan and Darren. Cherished great grandfather of Deacon, Hunter, Parker, Anderson and Logan. Wayne will be forever missed by his many nieces and nephews, with special mention to Debra, Tracy and Kim. As per Wayne’s wishes there will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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MINIELLY: Marilyn of Warwick Township, Ontario

Posted by on November 8, 2015

image1Passed away peacefully at Watford Quality Care, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Loving wife of Royce Minielly for 46 years. Dear mother of Steve (Rosanne), Ian (Shayne), Stacey (Pat), and Eric (Elyssa). Loving grandmother of Kyle (Mary), Sara (Derek), Kurtis, Hayden, Noah, Grace, Zoey, Ethan, Austin, Rorey, Briar, and Aubryn. Predeceased by her parents Ivan and Winnie Ellerker.  Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Thursday morning, November 12, 2015, at 11:00 am. Marilyn enjoyed the family cottage in Restoule, Ontario. Memorial donations to the Restoule Fire Department would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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Welch: Angela of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on November 8, 2015

IMG_20151107_232349Peacefully at home with her family beside her on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. Angela Michelle Welch (Oliveira) of Dutton in her 51st year. Loving wife of Bill Welch. Dear daughter of Maria Oliveira of West Lorne and Ramiro Oliveira of Wardsville and sister of Frank Oliveira.

Ang will be forever loved and remembered by her many friends and family members.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Wednesday from 1-2 pm followed by a service at 2 pm.

Interment Evergreen cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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