TRUANT, Ronald

Posted by on February 19, 2016

web_TRUANTToday we celebrate the life of Ron Truant, one who lived his life with purpose, in order to make a difference. Born June 7, 1950, was called by Our Lord February 16, 2016. Husband of Noella (nee Palamides), the love of his life, “joined at the hip” for more than 43 years. Father of Jeffrey (Antoinette), Christina Chauvin (Jason) and Stephen (Tina). Proud Nonno of Giuliana, Jack, Enzo and Olivia Truant, Ryan, Justin and Nathan Chauvin and Evalee and Kaitlyn Truant. Dear son of Ora & Walter (1996) Truant and son-in-law of Gus (2005) and Velma (1992) Palamides. Brother to Patricia and Kerry (2006) Fitzpatrick. Brother-in-law to Dennis (2013) and Deirdre Palamides, Joe and Cathy Palamides and April (2008) and Jim MacKinnon. Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A Chartered Accountant by background, Ron had a very diverse career, beginning at the age of 13 in a family owned heavy construction business, Keystone Construction. Starting as a timekeeper, he progressed to heavy equipment operator and ultimately to field project superintendent. He then pursued a career in Public Accounting, obtaining his professional designation in 1976. He held a number of positions with national firms until moving into International Consulting in 1980. Beginning with an Educational Development Project for the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria and then founding his own consulting practice, he moved on to projects throughout Southeast Asia (China, Philippines, Indonesia) Trinidad, South Florida and Louisiana. Further, during this period Ron served as a Sessional Instructor for the Faculty of Business, University of Windsor (1978-1984). Tired of the rigors of travel, Ron then held senior management positions in the retail automotive business in Windsor and London, Ontario.

In 1989, Ron became a partner in Crescent Tool & Die Limited and later merged with Electromac Tool, forming The Electromac Group (Tooling & Stamping) where he was co-owner until his semi-retirement.

Intensely proud of his Italian roots, Ron was a member of the Fogolar Furlan Club and the Giovanni Caboto Club. He was also a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Ron lead a very active and busy life outside of work. He was both a Trustee, Board of Governors, The Windsor Catholic High School Board, and a former Board member, Board of Governors, Diocesan Roman Catholic High School Board of Windsor. In addition he had a passion for and was involved in Health Care Governance for over 30 years. He served as a President of The Inn of Windsor, was a founding member of The Teen Health Center (House of Phoenix), a Board member of Brentwood Recovery Home, Vice-Chair of the former Malden Park Center (now part of Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare) former Chair of Windsor Regional Hospital, Board Member with Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare and Chair of Governance and Finance Committees with The Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG). Ron believed in the core values and mission of Hospice and was a strong supporter of The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County where he became quite involved in consulting on their Capital Works Program.

Many thanks to all the wonderful people who looked after Ron for the past 4 years-Dr. Yigang Luo, Dr. Joe Shaban, Dr. Pat Smith, Dr. Jack Speirs, Dr. Akmal Ghafoor, Dr. Larry Lum (Karmanos), CCAC, Carol Derbyshire and the staff and volunteers at Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Children’s Program at The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County. Memorial visiting Friday 2:30-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St) from (9:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m.

“THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO FIND YOUR GIFT. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO GIVE IT AWAY.” – PABLO PICASSO

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MAILLOUX, Mary Cecelia

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Passed away peacefully on February 15, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband James (1993). Loving mother to Catherine St. Louis, Jim, Michael, the late Richard (1992) (Linda), David Mailloux. Cherished grandmother to Stephanie, Richard and Adam Mailloux. Dear daughter to the late Katherine and Alex Cromwell. Dear sister-in-law to Tom Mailloux, Frank (the late Marilyn) Abramovich, the late Bob (Nora) Mailloux, Theresa (Gordon) Quennell, Pat (Toni) Mailloux. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. At Mary’s request Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to 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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DUGUAY, Lorraine Marie (Née Noel)

Posted by on February 19, 2016

web_Duguay_Lorraine86 years. Passed away peacefully on February 13th, 2016. Predeceased by her loving husband Wilmont (2015) and predeceased by her beloved son Paul (2009) and grandson Michael (2000). Loving Mom to Daniel Duguay and wife Pat, and Monique and husband Marvin Gordon. Dearest Mémé to Brandie, Elisabeth, Gabrielle, Joshua, Dustyn, Branden, Samuel and Henry and Great-Mémé to Eli, Anastacia, Sophia, Tyler, Madison, Taylor and Lauren. Dear sister to Yvette (Carl), Peter (Rita), Annette (Louis), and Jacqueline (the late Gérald). Predeceased by sisters Irene (Léonard), Delphine (survived by husband Gilbert), and brothers Stanford (survived by wife Fernande) and Blair (survived by wife Réjeanne). She will be deeply missed by her surviving sisters-in-law Valentine and Hilda, nieces, nephews, and friends. In memory of Lorraine, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visiting on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9PM at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Parish prayers at 8:30PM. Funeral Tuesday at Parroise St. Jérome (3739 Ypres Ave.) for Mass at 11:00AM. Burial to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KNIGHT, Richard

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web_KnightPeacefully at home with his loving Lucy and dog Gil by his side on February 11, 2016. Best friend of Lucy for 25 years. Father of Richard and Taurean Knight and son of Leveda. Father figure to Brian (Hope), Stephanie (Christian) and Steven (Tera) Freeman. Loving Papa to 7 wonderful grandchildren. Richard was a long-time entertainer and lead singer with the group Black Orchid, known as “Chocolate Covered Teddy Bear.” He was a selfless man who made everyone feel special in their own way. Rich will be forever remembered and dearly missed by all those who knew him. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RODDY, Patricia

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Web_roddy_patPassed away peacefully on February 11, 2016 at the age of 71 years.  Cherished grandmother of Bradley Boakes and partner Brandon Siljanovski.  Beloved Mother of Robert Roddy and wife Nicki, Jeffrey Roddy and wife Lisa, Susan Boakes, and Derek Roddy and wife Jodi.  Loving grandmother to Robert, Jake, Paige, Erika, and Leah.  Dear sister of Judy, Barbara and Fran.  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Remembered by her many friends for her infectious laugh and countless stories.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens on July 22, 2016. Arrangements will be finalized closer to that date and notice will be given. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SCHWINDT, Eva

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web_Schwindt_EvaPassed away peacefully on February 10, 2016 at the age of 93. Loving wife to Ernst Schwindt and predeceased by husband Joseph Kuzak (1970). Dear mother to Gary Kuzak (late Irene –nee Sokolowski), Daniel Kuzak and Karen (Tim) Shelton and step-mother to Barbara (Guy) Bentley. Proud Grandma to Tami, Wes, Neil, Sarah, Michael, Joey, Josh and Caroline and Great-Grandmother to Jax, Lucas, Zachary, Samantha and Addison. Predeceased by brother Joseph Brochert and Barbra Marchini. Eva had a passion for her family, painting, travelling and golfing where many lasting memories were created with those she loved. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3 – 6 p.m. On Monday, relatives and friends are invited to join the family from 11 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SMITH: Kathleen “Kay” of London

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Peacefully, on Thursday, February 18, 2016, in her 86th year. Dearly cherished wife, friend, and companion of George. Loving mother of Shawn (Sheila), Mike (Sheri), and Danny (Lori). Loving Nanny of Hailey, Sydney, Liam, Connor, and Tyler. Dear sister and cousin of Archie, Fred, Pearl, Lil, Betty, and Dorothy. Predeceased by her adopted parents, Ralph and Pearl Ferris. Kay was born and raised in London, Ontario. She met her beloved husband, George, while working at Wolseley Barracks, in London, where George was stationed. For George, it was truly love at first sight. The first time he saw Kay, a couple of other would-be suitors were trying to get her attention. George walked up and told them to leave her alone – as they were speaking to his future wife. For Kay, she didn’t know what to think of this handsome young soldier, she needed a bit more convincing, however, she quickly fell in love – a love that endured 56 years, three sons; five grandchildren; and a lifetime of a warm and loving family home. Kay leaves behind a family that will miss and cherish her always. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kay are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation

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MUNN-MACE: Marie of London

Posted by on February 19, 2016

Munn-Mace editPeacefully, at Chartwell London Long Term Care Residence on Thursday, February 18th, 2016, Marie Munn-Mace, of London, in her 75th year. Loving mother of Rosemarie Dennis (Rob), of Lambton Shores, Arlene Munn-Mace (Dr. Rob McFadden), and Beverly Vanstone (Chris). Beloved Gramma of Kyle, Kristofer, Connor and Rebecca. Cherished sister of Patsy Lampitt. Predeceased by her siblings Ellen Fox and Henry Van der Merwe. Long-time member of the L82 construction team. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marie are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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MEYER, Randolph Robert

Posted by on February 18, 2016

WEB_Meyer_Randolph_NEWRandy passed away on February 17, 2016 after a four year battle with cancer at 68 years of age. Best friend and husband of Darlene Shepley. Father of Jay, Heidi Meyer Roach (Adam), Randy Jr. (Kendra), Brandon (Brianna), Andrew and grandpa of seven. Loving brother of Bryan (Joann), Judy Meyer Anderson and John (Joy). Predeceased by parents Melva Marie and Robert Meyer. He will be sadly missed by many friends, nieces and nephews. Randy was a retiree of GM Transmission, Skilled Trade Electrician Foreman. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and carpenter. Past Master of King Edward Lodge Harrow. Worthy Patron of Eastern Star Harrow. Member of Pelee Island Lodge No. 627. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. At Randy’s request, cremation has taken place. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, (519-969-5841). RANDY REQUESTED for his birthday a celebration of life to take place on Sunday March 20, 2016 from 2 – 5 pm at Colchester Bar and Grill. Please bring copies of photos, funny stories or a famous Randy quote to share. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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STEWARD: Wilhelamine Evelyn formerly of London

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Steward, Willie-W300At Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, formerly of London in her 87thyear. Dear mother of Sandra and Stan Jemec of Bayfield, Heather Gillan of Lucan, Bonnie and Kevin Collins of Perth Road, Pat Elliott and her friend Ken of Lethbridge and Jim and Sylvia Steward of Toronto. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Lillian, Shirley, Marion, Gerald and Linda. Predeceased by 2 brothers Donald and Leland.

Private family arrangements. Cremation.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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EATON: Kenneth Alfred formerly of Lucan

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Eaton-KenAt Parkwood Institute, London on Sunday, February 14, 2016 formerly of Lucan, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Hazel Isabel (Leonard) Eaton. Dear father of Carol and Les Greenlee of Lucan. Dear grandfather of Kim and Larry, Pam and Tim, Steve and Natasha, and great-grandfather of Cody, Eve and Carter. Dear brother-in-law of Marg Eaton of Barrie. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Wayne Eaton (1963), a brother Harold Eaton and a sister Eleanor Tustin and her husband Ray.

Private family arrangements. Cremation.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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FLEUELLING: Charles Stephen of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Stephen FleuellingFLEUELLING – Charles Stephen of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 61.  Dearly loved father of Ashley Foster (Chris Layton), and grandfather of Kadyn Foster and Zach Foster.  Stephen is survived by his brothers Mike (Dianne) Fleuelling of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Ron (Verna) Fleuelling of London, Pat (Debby) Fleuelling of St. Thomas, Kelvin Fleuelling (Brenda) of Houston, Texas, and David (Debbie) Fleuelling of Belmont; and his many adored nieces and nephews. He will be welcomed into heaven by his parents Ralph and June Fleuelling.    Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00pm, and Monday from 10:00 – 11:00am with the funeral service taking place in the chapel at 11:00am.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CARTER: Mary of London

Posted by on February 18, 2016
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The Carter family is sad to announce the passing of a cherished family member, Mary Margaret Williams Carter (born 1919) passed away February 16, 2016 at Lanark Place Long Term Care in Kitchener. She leaves behind her son Paul, daughter-in-law Lynda, grandchildren Sue, Andrew (Samantha) and Scott (Leah), great-grandchildren Griffin and Emmerson, dear niece Deborah Carter and her daughter Hannah, and many cousins who will miss her deeply. She has been reunited on the other side with those loved ones who went before her: husband Charles, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and John Drinkwater, father and mother Harold and Lillian Williams, and many cousins and friends who played such an important part in her life. Born in Guelph, Ontario, with time spent in Peterborough growing up, Mary made Hamilton, then Niagara Falls her home for many years before moving to London, Ontario in 1970. In her later years, she moved to Kitchener to be closer to her son and his family. She played golf, rounds of bridge and followed numerous sports on television when she could no longer be physically active. Mary’s life was one of love and generosity and her family and friends were the centre of her world. There was no one who didn’t love her. She was truly interested in everyone she met and made the most of what life handed her in spite of her physical limitations. She was a true example of grace, dignity and kindness and she will be missed very much. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lanark Place who took such good care of Mary in her final years. Friends will be received by family at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London, on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 12:30pm – 1pm, where the Memorial service will be held at 1 pm. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be at a later date. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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KAUFMANN: Paul of London

Posted by on February 18, 2016

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Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Paul Kaufmann in his 84th year. Beloved brother of Dora Alferink (Bernie), Ruth Sigmund (Ron) all of London, Norma Nowack (Don) of Guelph and Harold Kaufmann (Norma) of Denbigh. Predeceased by his sister Gertrude Storer. Brother-in-law of Don Storer. Dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Victoria Hospital for their special care. Cremation has taken place. A traditional service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7 pm at the New Apostolic Church, 795 Third Street, London. Private interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to NAC Foreign Extension INC, 319 Bridgeport Road East, Waterloo ON N2J 2K9. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BOEHM: Debra of London

Posted by on February 18, 2016

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At Victoria Hospital, London, after a lengthy illness, Debra (Egelton) Boehm, in her 59th year. Beloved mother of Matthew Boehm (Michelle) and Jessica-June Boehm. Her loving husband of 29 years is Michael Boehm. Loving sister of Pam Kullo-Egelton (Gary Manning), Charlie Egelton (Jean), Wendy Egelton (Scott MacArthur), and Joy Lajoie-Cowell (Dan Lajoie). Cherished sister-in-law of Linda Gross (Anthony), Nancy Snowden (Terry), Stephen Boehm (Marilyn), Barb Nikyuluw (Ray), Paula Conrad (John) and Maureen Silvera (Tony). Dear daughter-in-law of Rita Boehm. Survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. Reunited with her guardian angel and mother June (1988). She will be dearly missed by her many fur babies: Morgan, Gypsie, Sammie, Ollie and reunited with her angel doggie Frodo. Debra was a woman who helped not only her own family, but countless others through her work for over 30 years in the Neonatal Unit. She was an animal advocate and a kind friend to all. Friends will be received by the family from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9pm, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The celebration of Deb’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11am. Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON, N5V 3K5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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YOUMANS: Marcella (Stella) (Coyne) of Zurich

Posted by on February 18, 2016

stella (2)-W300At Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Monday, February 15, 2016 of Zurich in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Murray Youmans.  Dear mother of Margaret Youmans (Lee), Lana Youmans Gahwiler, Kathleen Youmans Carmichael, Heather Youmans Windel (Eric), Lenora Youmans, and David Youmans (Dianne).  Dear grandmother of Murray Anderson (Brenda), Melinda Anderson (2011), Katharine Vincent (Rob), Lisa Jongejan (Jeremy), Heather Hibbits (Mike), Sean Carmichael, Susan Mann (Scott), Catherine Aubertin (Richard), Michael Tanguy, Ali Rafferty (Rob), Angie Fortin, Adam Archer, Karey Salem (Scott), Laura Sansalone (Jay) Murray Youmans (Ashley), and 27 great-grandchildren. Stella Coyne Youmans was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1927.  She moved to London, England to live with her Aunt Nan when she was 14 years old during the Second World War.  She met and married a Canadian soldier, Murray Youmans and came to Halifax, Canada on a ship full of war brides and on to Kapuskasing by train and bus where she and Murray settled and raised six children.  Stella was a pastry cook extraordinaire for the Spruce Falls Paper Mill, a newspaper editor, a jingle writer for the local radio station and a real estate sales person in Hamilton.  Stella got her driver’s license when she was 56 years old.  She was an avid reader of anything in print, she painted and wrote short stories and poetry.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.

Donations in Stella’s memory to the Alzheimer Society are appreciated by the family.

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INGLIS WILLIAMS, Shelley of Waterloo, formerly of Belmore

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Shelley Inglis WilliamsMichelle Christina “Shelley” Inglis Williams of Waterloo, formerly of Belmore, passed away at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, at the of age 40.

Beloved wife of Greg Williams and mother to Arianna Williams of Waterloo.

Cherished daughter of Ian and Christine Inglis of Belmore.

Loving sister of Melanie Inglis and partner Brent Lambert of Toronto. Special aunt of Jayla and Nevaeh.

Missed by her mother-in-law Betty Warren of Indianapolis, Indiana, grandmother Doris Caesar of Wingham, aunts and uncles, Randy and Maureen Scott of Wroxeter, Pat and Dan Campbell of Wingham, Vickie and Barry Petteplace of Teeswater and Marlene and Tyson Kloostra of Port Rowan.

Shelley will be fondly remembered by her many cousins, extended family members, friends and co-workers.

Predeceased by her grandparents Tom and Rhoda Inglis, Janet Inglis and Dan Caesar.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Shelley’s celebration of life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater (7 James St. W.) on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception at the Belmore Community Centre.

Spring interment McIntosh Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Belmore Presbyterian Church, Belmore Community Centre (cheques payable to Howick Township) or Victoria’s Quilts of Canada (comforting people with cancer), would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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DUNCAN, Wilma “Jean” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Duncan-webDUNCAN, JEAN – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Wilma Jean (Hartley) Duncan, age 77 of Sarnia peacefully passed away with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Bob Duncan and dear mother of Dan Duncan (Sue) of Point Edward, Deana Lachapelle (Claude) of Sarnia and Lynda O’Grady (Dave) of Oil Springs, grandmother of Becky Selman (Sean) and their children Lucas and Reid, Ryan Duncan, Rob, Chantal and Danielle Lachapelle, Adam and Jacob O’Grady, sister of Phil, Bo and Don Hartley, Joanne Clarke and Sandy Appollos. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Ethel, brothers Chuck and Bob, sisters Joyce Ikert, Marion Burnett, Phyllis Heckert and Betty Vlcek. Jean was a member of St. Paul’s United Church, a dedicated wife, mother, doting grandma and happy to be a great-grandma (GG) who loved to cook and crochet. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Cremation will follow and private committal services will be held at a later. Memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. 

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CLAYWORTH: Jacqueline “Jackie” Lise of West Lorne

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Clayworth Cover PhotoWith her family and friends by her side on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Jacqueline Lise Clayworth passed away at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus at the age of 51.  Loving daughter of Gerry and Priscilla Rodrigue.  She will be missed by her daughter Cassandra (Keith) McCallum.  Cherished by her sister Connie (Rob) Schnekenburger and her brother Serge (Darlene) Rodrigue.  Will be missed by nephews Ty, Cole, Clay and niece Nadia.  Jackie is survived by members of the Clayworth family;  Mother in law Margaret Clayworth.  Father in law Alan Clayworth.  Sisters in law Karen(Mark) Beiber and Paula(Rob) Clayworth.  Survived by nephews Josh and Elgin and nieces Rachel, Rebecca and Avery.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, extended family members and friends.  Predeceased by her husband Glen Clayworth(2003) and son Tyler(1990).    Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Larry Schneider officiating.  Interment to follow in Gillies Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Jackie may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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FREEBAIRN, Betty of London

Posted by on February 17, 2016

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FREEBAIRN, Betty (nee Round) – Passed away peacefully at Mount Hope Long Term Care on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Freebairn (2005). Loving mother of Keith (Cathy) of London, Ken (Noreen) of Baltimore, MD, and Diane Lovie (late Gary) of Exeter. Dear grandma to 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Survived by her sister Shirley Simard of Windsor.  Predeceased by her sisters Marion Wilson, Flora Stout, Violet Nantais, Eleanor Menard and Florence Round.  A private family interment of ashes will take place at Woodland Cemetery. When mom lived in Byron, she went to Tim Horton’s daily so, in lieu of donations, meet a friend at “Timmys”, order a Boston Cream donut (her favourite) and remember the Betty you knew, not the one so changed by Alzheimer’s. We love and miss her but are grateful that she is at peace now. Thank you to everyone at Ashwood Manor and Mount Hope who cared for mom and to Ruby Kirkpatrick for being her best friend. Online condolences are available at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

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McINTOSH, Audrey Adam of London

Posted by on February 17, 2016

McIntosh, Audrey MR editPassed away peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, February 15th, 2016 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Malcolm. Dear mother of James McIntosh and Alison Graves. Loving grandmother of Alysia and Kayla Graves. Audrey will be sadly missed by her close family and friends. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Audrey are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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MASSE: Grace (Jeffery) formerly of Zurich

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Masse, Grace-W300At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, formerly of Zurich in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Elzer (Benjamin) Masse (1986).  Dear mother of Pat and Bruce, Colleen and Dave, Kim and Murray, Tom, Ron and Mary, Dennis and Maryann, Mark and Donna, Brian, Paul and Anna, Doug, Alanna and Harvey, Phyllis and Dick, and Vicki.  Dear grandmother of 21 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.  Dear sister-in-law of Lucille, Ethel, and Orlee Masse.  Predeceased by her grandsons Daniel Gilbert and Dereck Kelders, daughter-in-law Joanne Masse, and son-in-law Bill Siemon.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N., Zurich on Friday 4-7 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 20th at 11 AM with Father Matthew George presiding. CWL prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 7 PM.

Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bronson Line, Zurich.

Donations to Community Living, or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.

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de BRUM: Emilia of Strathroy

Posted by on February 17, 2016

PPic- Brumeacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Emilia Brum passed away at the age of 84.  Loving wife of the late Jose Brum. Dear sister of Urania Gomes (the late Luis),  Eduina Lopes (the late Jose – Augusto), Alvina Goulart (the late Jose) and the late Nelia Martins (the late Jofre). Forever remembered by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 519-245-1023 on Thursday, February 18th from 5 to 9 pm.  Vigil Prayers will be prayed at 6:30 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 am with Fr. John Pirt officiating.  Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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HELKAA – Clarence H. of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 17, 2016

Helkaa- Clarence H. of St. Thomas passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family at his late residence on Wednesday February 17, 2016 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Katharine “Kathy” (Smith) Helkaa (2008) and loving father of Kevin and his wife Brenda Helkaa of Port Burwell, Kimberley “Kim” Gillett of Orwell, David and his wife Elaine Helkaa of Aylmer and Don and his wife Kristy Helkaa  of St. THomas. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Dear brother of Marie Green of Woodstock, Alvin Helkaa of Aylmer and was predeceased by his late brother Eugene. Clarence was born October 1, 1935 in Kingsmill, the son of the late Almon and Mary (Simpson) Helkaa.  Clarence retired from the Department of Transport (MTO). He was a member of the Elgin Stewardship (Aymer Wildlife) and was a faithful member of the New Sarum Baptist Church.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St. ,St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at  3:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Orwell Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the New Sarum Baptist Church in memory of Clarence.

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TALES – Donna (Hooper) of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 17, 2016
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Tales-Donna (Hooper) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), at the age of 78. She has gone to join Donald (2014), her husband of over 60 years. Dearly loved mother of Donald Tales (Della) of Blenheim, Terrie Jones (Gary) of St. Thomas, Cindy Payson (Blain) of Red Deer, Mike Tales (Tammy) of Aylmer and Brian Tales (Tammy) of Springfield. Much loved grandmother of Sandy, Elizabeth, Katie, Scott, Kelly, Steven, Chad, Rob, Jerri, Angela and Brian. Sadly missed by a number of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother Robert Hooper and a sister Laurie Freeman. Donna was born in St. Thomas on May 1, 1937, the daughter of the late Donald and Louisa (Calder) Hooper. She was proud of being a volunteer driver for Children’s Aid for a number of years.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@exeuclink.com. Special thanks to C.C.A.C., V.O.N. nurses, the P.S.W.’s and the drivers for their excellent care and compassion.

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