FRANK: Thomas A.

Posted by on June 28, 2013

Frank (edited)Peacefully on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital in his 73rd year. Loving husband and best friend of Mary (nee Kampers). Dear father of Tom, Julie and Stephan Ritchie and Jackie and Sean Couchie. Beloved grandfather of Colton, Olivia, Wilem and Alexandra. Dear brother of Betty Jelly, Mabel Haycock, Gail (Joe) Verbeek, Walter Frank, Georgina (Dave) Oliver, Peggy (Ken) Goodhue, Robert Frank and Laurie Goodhue and brother-in-law of Lynne Frank, Henk (Marilyn) Kampers, Erma Kampers, Bill (Sharral) Kampers and Ben (Susan) Kampers. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Predeceased by his parents Richard and Edith Frank, parents-in-law Hubert and Wilhelmina Kampers, sisters Edith (George) Bennett, Marilyn (George) DePapp, brothers Norris “Son” Frank, Ted Frank and brothers-in-law Jim Jelly, Bill Haycock, Ralph Goodhue and Theo “Ted” Kampers. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Chaldean Church, 89 Charles Street, London, on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Thomas are asked to consider the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FENNEMA, Cora – of London

Posted by on June 28, 2013

FennemaPeacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, gone to be with the Lord on her husband Whopke’s birthday, June 28th, 2013. Loving mother of George (Christine) Fennema and Maryanne (Alex) Winker. Also loved by her grandchildren Jennifer (Jamie), Tim, Arthur, Nathan, Andrew, Rebecca and great-grandchildren Corey, Trent, Mason and Kennedy. Thank you to the Meadow Park staff for your wonderful care. The funeral service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Cora are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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OPENSHAW: Corrine Cathrine (nee Koebel) of St. Thomas, formerly London, Ont.

Posted by on June 28, 2013

Openshaw EditOPENSHAW – Corinne Cathrine Openshaw (nee Koebel) of St. Thomas, formerly of London, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care-Mary Bucke on Thursday, June 27, 2013 after celebrating her 77th birthday last Monday.  Loving mother of Paul (Julie) Carrier of St. Thomas, Brian Clydesdale, Geoff (Dana) Clydesdale of California, Cheryl (Bill) Mennill of London; grandmother of Jessica and Ryan Clydesdale; sister of Patricia Hart (Ken Schilbe) of London, Gerard (Kathy) Koebel of Dutton, Robert (Mary) Koebel of London; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Margo, Linda, Laurel and Biserka.  Predeceased by her parents Gerard and Irene Koebel, and her sister Geraldine Frederick.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00pm, where the memorial service will be held at 1:00pm in the chapel.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com .

A special thank you to Dr. Cohen and Dr. Barrett, and all the staff at Caressant Care-Mary Bucke for their excellent and personable care.  Corinne is dancing in heaven.

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DUSKOCY: Amy Madeline (Nestman) of Lucan

Posted by on June 28, 2013

Duskocy, Amy Picture-W150At LHSC-University Hospital, London on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 of Lucan in her 66th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gerry Duskocy (1999).  Dear mother of Jennifer Duskocy of Sackville, New Brunswick, Laura and Ed Blackmore of Goderich , Adam and Jaclyn Duskocy of West Hartford, Connecticut, and the late Ben Duskocy (2003).  Dear grandmother of Ella, Zachery and Caroline; Matthew and Emily; and Madeline, Megan, and Nolan.   Predeceased by a granddaughter Grace (2004).  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Paul Nestman and Maria of Seaforth, Jane and Ray Contois of Haliburton, Ann and Jim Bartlett of Hamilton, and Joan and Dan Beninger of Englehart.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday afternoon 2-4 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Tuesday, July 2nd at 11 AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski presiding .  Prayers will be said in the funeral home Monday at 4 PM.
Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.
Donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WILLEN: Elly Freida of London

Posted by on June 27, 2013

WillenPeacefully at Highview Residences on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, Elly Freida Willen (nee Becker) of London in her 72nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Rudy Willen. Loving mother of Cindy Goble and her husband Monte and Rudy Willen and his wife Lisa. Also loved by her four grandchildren Alex, Sara, Michael and Grace. Dear sister of Melida Goretzky and her husband Helmut in Germany, Meta Willenbrecht and her husband Helmut of Toronto, Albert Becker and his wife Marlees in Germany. Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Ewald Becker of Germany. Also dear sister-in-law to Erika Greer of Woodstock. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews both in Germany and Canada. A very special thank you to the outstanding nurses and staff at Highview Residences for their exceptional care. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1 Frank Place, London, on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Elly are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FITZGERALD, John Frederick “Fitzy” of Grand Bend

Posted by on June 27, 2013

FITZGERALD:  Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, Thursday, June 27, 2013, John Frederick Fitzgerald “Fitzy”, of Grand Bend, age 69.  Beloved husband of the late Janis Wignall (Gill) Fitzgerald (2010).  Loved father and father-in-law of Jack and Claudia Fitzgerald of Florida, Ken and Shauna Fitzgerald of Goderich and Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Toronto.  Loving “Grumpy” of Jacqueline, Andress, Ciaran and Ava.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of  Mike and the late Donna Fitzgerald (2012) of Barrie, Sandra and Chris Preston of Peterborough, Peter Gill and Francis Lama of Grand Bend.  Loved son of Marjorie Gorringe of Peterborough.  Predeceased by his father Cecil Fitzgerald  .  Cremation  has taken place. A time of Remembrance and Sharing will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A private family interment at Pinery Cemetery Columbarium, Grand Bend will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canada Blood Services or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BAREL: Paulus Clemens Joseph M.Arch, O.A.A., R.A.I.C. of London

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital in London, Ontario on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  He was born in The Netherlands and came to Canada in 1969.    Beloved husband of Jacqueline Barel (Van Gastel) for 48 years.  Loving father of Manon Barel and her partner Wally Leonard, Jeroen Barel and his wife Jeanette Tesiorowski and Jacenta Barel and her husband Brent Perekoppi.  Devoted grandfather to Anika, Kyle, Alexander and Ethan.  Paul is survived by his brothers Dr. Reyer Barel and his wife Connie, Jacques Barel and his wife Ellen, his sisters in Holland Elisabeth and Anthonia, and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brothers Kees and Clemens Barel.  Visitors will be received at St. George Roman Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Friday June 28th from 10 o’clock until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 o’clock.  Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the Alzheimer Outreach Program of McCormick Home would be greatly appreciated.

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SMITH, Ruth “Ilene” of London

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, Mrs. Ruth “Ilene” Smith, of London, in her 86th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Tom Smith. Beloved mother of Dan and his wife Brenda of London. Loving grandmother of Natalie Smith of Calgary, Alberta. Predeceased by her son Ken Smith, and by her siblings and their spouses: Eldon (Violet) Nelson, Marjorie (Bob) Walker, Ken (Doris) Nelson and Betty (Ted) Thomas. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ilene are asked to consider the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 

 

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ETHIER, Collin “Joe” of London

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 in his 76th year. Cherished husband of the late Patricia Ethier for 50 years. Loving father of Marc and Paulette, Collin and Cindy, and Steven and Kim. Proud grandpa of Laura, Matthew, Michelle, Alyssa, Leah and Brandon. He will be fondly remembered by his nephew René (Jenn), his extended family and many friends. To celebrate Joe’s life, a memorial reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VINCENT: Eileen of London

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Peacefully on June 26 at Parkwood Hospital in her 94th year, Eileen Vincent, beloved wife of the late Cyril Vincent (2001), passed from this life to join her husband and grandchildren Angie (2004) and Chris (2008) Shannon. Eileen is survived by her loving daughters Sandra (Rev. Canon William) Rainey of Guelph, Linda (Tom) Leadston of Bracebridge and Nikki Shannon of Medford MA, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Eileen was an active volunteer in the London community, having served more than 40 years with the Victoria Hospital Auxiliary, including a term as President. In recognition of her extraordinary contribution, Eileen was awarded a life membership in the Ontario Hospital Auxiliary Association. As a leader of Brownies and Girl Guides in England and in Canada, she touched the lives of many growing women. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 249 Hamilton Road, London with visitation an hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to the Christopher Vincent Shannon Memorial Scholarship at Vancouver Community College, 1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5 would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Breen, Anne Marie of London

Posted by on June 26, 2013

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At her residence 5 Camelot Crescent, London on Monday June 24 2013. Anne Marie Breen of London in her 58th year. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Helen [Gerber] Breen. Dear sister of Brenda Breen of London, Patti Kimball of Sarnia, Edward and Penny Breen of Goderich, Mike and Colleen Breen of St. Thomas Predeceased by a brother Bob Breen. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 where the complete funeral service will be held on Friday June 28 2013 at 11 a.m. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Cremation. Interment of ashes in St. Helen’s Cemetery. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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LEE, Jae Wan (Grace) of London

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Peacefully on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at Victoria Hospital, Jae Wan (Grace) Lee of London, in her 44th year. Cherished wife of Joseph. Loving mother of Megan. Survived by her brother Jae Un Kim of Los Angeles. Missed by parents Chul Hee Kim and Myung Ja Sohn of London. Many thanks to family and friends for their support and to the staff of Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Minor Garry Richard of St. Thomas

Posted by on June 26, 2013

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At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday June 23 2013. Garry Richard Minor of St.Thomas in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine [Tokarz] Minor. Loving father of Craig and Melissa Minor of Toronto, Penelope and Frank Villella of Milton. Cherished grandfather of Shelby, Sarah, Michael, Ava, Christian. Dear brother and Brother-in-Law of Marvin and Sandy Minor of Bradford, Paul and Sandie Minor of Sparta, Dennis and Jane Minor of St. Thomas. James and Marion Tokarz of Florida, Anna and the late Wally Tokarz of Wallacetown, Christina and Art Kavanagh of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Son of the late Jack and Orpha [Yelland] Minor. A private family funeral will be held from St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Tyrconnell. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Baycrest Foundation in memory of Garry Minor. Donations can be made by calling 416-785-2875 or by emailing donations@baycrest.org.
Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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DECLERCQ: Archie of Bothwell

Posted by on June 25, 2013

web and card photoAt Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Monday, June 24th, 2013.  Achielle “Archie” DeClercq of Bothwell in his 77th year.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Rose Marie, children Mark (Dawn) Bowden, Sherri (Brad) Currie, Janine (Dave) Grant, Jana (Lee) Anderson and Chantel Bowden, grandchildren Kimberly, Heather, Melissa, Jason, Kodi-Lyn, Tony, Lara, Jessie, Tyrsten, Patrick and Jason James, great grandchildren Paige, Johnny and Shamus and his brother Benny DeClercq of Delhi.  Predeceased by his father Maurice, mother Cecille and his step father Roland Auclair.

Archie was retired from MSSA (Rockwell Industries) in Chatham.  If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

A celebration of life will take place on Thursday, July 4th from 2 to 5 pm with a service at 3 pm at the Bothwell Legion.  For more information please visit www.denningfuneralhome.com or (519 785-0810).  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS ,Rodney, Ont.

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PAGE: Elizabeth “Betty” Ann of Extendicare Port Stanley

Posted by on June 25, 2013

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Peacefully after a long and wonderful life, Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Page (nee Smith) passed away at Extendicare Port Stanley on Friday, June 21, 2013 in her 85th year.  She is now in the loving arms of her husband Albert Page who passed away on May 25, 2012.  Betty is survived by her children Larry Page (Bill) of Toronto, Terry Page (Joyce Hohner) (late Elaine Page) of London and Charisse (Tom) McMillan of Port Stanley; her grandchildren James McMillan of Port Stanley and Tanya (late David) Johnston of St. Thomas; great grandchildren Anden and Meghan Johnston; her brother Jack Smith of London; sister-in-law Agnes Smith also of London; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Ben (Mildred) Smith, Bill Smith; her sister Joan Beadle (Ted Robb, Len Beadle); and her sister-in-law Shirley Smith.  Betty was born in London to the late Ben and Annie Smith.   She was a dedicated volunteer for numerous charity organizations and became a member of the Port Stanley Lioness Club in 1978 and was Club President from 1983 – 1984.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London on a later date.  Donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

There are so few words to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Extendicare Port Stanley and Dr. John Hofhuis.  From the family of the late Betty and Bert Page.

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but they sing a song only you can hear.”-Helen Keller

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LOBODZINSKI: George of London

Posted by on June 25, 2013

LOBODZINSKI, George…

Unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, June 23th, 2013, George Lobodzinski of London in his 59th year. Beloved husband of Marg. Cherished father of Tiffany. Proud grandfather of Abrianna “ABC”. Dear brother of Bud (Carol) Lobodzinski and Victor (Brenda) Lobodzinski. Predeceased by his parents John and Anna Lobodzinski. He will be sadly missed by his family and close friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday June 27, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday June 28, 2013 at 11am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150 – 633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DAVIES: Marty of London

Posted by on June 25, 2013

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Peacefully and surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, June 22, 2013, Martin “Marty” Davies of London in his 69th year.  Beloved husband of Jan Kenny-Davies for 15 years. Loving father of David Davies, Ian Davies, and step-father of Kevin Kenny, Scott Kenny, Lisa Burns (Rod), and Lori French (Greg).  Cherished grandpa of Jake, Ben, Evan, Brienna, and Naithan.  Dearly missed by his devoted dog “Sadie”.  The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital – London Regional Cancer Centre, Parkwood Hospital 3rd floor and the many family members, friends and neighbours for the excellent care and support provided.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1pm. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London ON N6A 3A1.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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McCREADY, Morley, Wardsville and formerly of Newbury ON

Posted by on June 25, 2013

McCreadyAt Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville,on Monday, June 24, 2013, James “Morley” McCready in his 84th year.  Predeceased by his wife Mildred in 2003.  Dear father of Garry and Wendy McCready, Nancy Therrien and Terry Russell.  Dear grandfather of Tonya (Paul Albert), Cassy (Cory Laughton), Roxanne (Ben Gould), Nikita, Mike (Chantel) Therrien and Jackie (Allan) Van Every and great grandfather of Kalleigh Therrien.  Predeceased by his 3 brothers, William, Glen and Jack and sister Irene.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial service will be held at Christ Anglican Church, Newbury on Thursday, June 27 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kim Metelka officiating.  Private interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Four Counties Health Services Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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DANFORTH: Isabel Cora (nee Mellor) of R.R. # 5 Blenheim

Posted by on June 25, 2013

danforthDANFORTH: Isabel Cora (nee Mellor) – A resident of R.R. # 5 Blenheim, Isabel Danforth passed away at the Residence on the Thames in Chatham, on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the age of 97. Daughter of Allan and Bertha (Alexander) Mellor. Beloved wife of the late Harold Warren Danforth, M.P. (1993). Loving mother of Sharon Yates (Don) of Windsor, Dianne Hogan (late Ron, 2002) of Oshawa and Denise Stroude (Dr. Eric) of Delta, B.C. Proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Lovella Tetzlaff of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her brothers Robert and Colin Mellor, and her sister June Blackman. Isabel had been an active member of the Blenheim United Church and the Randolph Churchill Chapter of the I.O.D.E. She was a past President and a founding member of the Leamington Kinette Club and a former member of the Blenheim Kinette Club. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 with Rev. Curtis Marwood officiating. Donations made in memory of Isabel to the Blenheim United Church or the C.N.I.B would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, Ontario, 519-676-3451.

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BEALS: Edward Murray “Ed” of London

Posted by on June 24, 2013

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After a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family at his home on Sunday, June 23, 2013, Ed Beals of London in his 69th year.  He is survived by his loving wife Catherine (Mitchell) Beals and his children Cathy Beals (Greg), Sean Beals, Shannon Beals, Donna Leonard, Clayton Leonard (Tania) and Melissa Laframboise (Ted).  Loving grandfather of Jessica, Dawson, Makayla, Zachary, Bella and Maverick. Dear brother of John and Neil.  Also missed by his brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents Elaine and Murray, siblings Norma, Margaret and Charles.  Special companion Zeke the dog.  Ed served for 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Lord Strathcona`s Horse, Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1st Hussars and 8th Hussars.  He will be fondly remembered by many brothers in arms. The family would like to thank the caring and support given to Ed by Dr. Kirk Hamilton and the “team” from VON. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ed’s life will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1-3pm at 47 Cayuga Court, London. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canadian Hero Fund, 55 Bloor Street West, PO Box 19532, Toronto, ON M4W 3T9 or www.herofund.ca  A. Millard George Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HAGGITH, Mary Anne of London ON

Posted by on June 24, 2013

 

At University Campus of London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, Mary Anne (Havens) Haggith of London in her 70th year.  Beloved wife of Richard Haggith.  Dear mother of Greg (Wendy) and Renee (Greg).  Loving grandmother of Devin, Breanna, Gracie, Emma and Cooper.  Dear sister of Julie (Wentworth).  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial service will be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Friday, June 28 at 11 a.m.  Visitation I hour prior.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trillium Gift of Life Network. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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WIGHTMAN: Dr. William Robert of London

Posted by on June 24, 2013

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Dr. Bob (W. R.) Wightman of London, Ontario quietly slipped away at the Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, Ontario, on June 21st, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Nancy M. (Clement) Wightman. Dear father of Richard A. “Rick” Wightman (Lori) of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Wendy Connell (Gordon) of Parkhill, Ontario. Dear brother of Patricia Drummond of Point Claire, Quebec. Loved by his grandchildren Sarah, Jerry, William, Jake and Dylan. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Marjori (Hoover)Wightman. He will be missed my many nieces, nephews and close friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 1pm. Interment of cremated remains in Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island. As an expression of sympathy, In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gore Bay Union Public Library, 15 Water Street, P.O. Box 225, Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SIMPSON, Donald of Ridgetown

Posted by on June 23, 2013

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Donald Simpson of Ridgetown, much loved husband of Donna Jean (Pfaff) Simpson passed away at Victoria Hospital, London surrounded by his family on Friday June 21, 2013.

At their home on May 2, 1925 to Willard & Janet (McLarty) Simpson  a son was born.  The seventh of fourteen children who would be born on this farm and to this family, they named him Owen, after his uncle and Donald which would become his given name.  Growing up in a large family had both challenges and rewards.  Long days and hard work would form the backbone of a closely knit family; a family who would appreciate the gifts of an ordinary day…a ride in a rumble seat, the shade of the big maple tree in the yard, an orange for Christmas and a walk to the Klondyke to pick watercress for sandwiches.  Don was able to attend the Ridgetown Vocational School, but after his mother’s death when Don was 16 and his father’s death when he was 21, he stayed at home to help farm and raise his younger siblings.  One day he met a beautiful young lady named Donna Jean Pfaff and on May 2, 1955 they married, beginning a journey that would span over 58 years.  Don and Donna stayed on the family farm which was recently given the status of a Century Farm and raised their own children; Deb & Andy Bossy of Chatham, Dwayne & Dorothy Simpson of Leamington and Deena & Sean McBrien of Ridgetown.  They were also blessed with grandchildren Jessica & Emilio Iacobelli and their daughters Bria and Aylin, Erica & Ryan Reaume and their children Rex and Qhloe, Nicholas Bossy, Gregory Bossy, Melissa Simpson and Christopher Simpson & Stephanie Puhr and their children Liam and Noah and Chris’ daughter Taylor. 

Don loved to work the land.  He was a good neighbour.  In his spare time he loved to go to auction sales and repair bicycles.  Often he would have a row of bicycles that he had fixed in the front yard for sale.  If you needed a bike part, somewhere in the barn he would be sure to have one.  He was a kind man with a gentle voice; a man of infinite wisdom.          

Don is survived by his siblings Fern Simpson of Strathroy, Ruth Campbell of Blenheim, Ray & Ruth Simpson of Blenheim, Russel & Ruth Simpson of Glencoe and Fred Simpson of Dutton, by his brothers and sisters in law Marjorie Simpson of Ridgetown, Bob Eskritt of Ridgetown and Helen Field of Ridgetown and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by Kelso & Grace Simpson, Max Simpson, Eileen & Adrian Hayes, Adelaide Simpson, Doug & Marjorie Simpson, Beth Eskritt, Ivan Simpson, Edward Simpson, Percy Pfaff, Rev. Alex J. Simpson, Mac Campbell, Bernice Simpson, Donna B. Simpson, Jean Simpson and Jack Field.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday June 24, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. to show their support to Donna and her family and again at the Erie Street United Church in Ridgetown on Tuesday June 25, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  prior to the Funeral Service for Don will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Don with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Ridgetown Rotary Club or World Vision.  Online condolences and memorial donations may be left for the family at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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GEORGE: Ruby Elizabeth of London

Posted by on June 22, 2013

GeorgeGEORGE, Ruby Elizabeth (Fyfe)…..

Peacefully after a long illness, with family by her side, Ruby Elzabeth (Fyfe) George in her 88th year, of Paisley Block Guelph Township. Beloved wife of the late Dr. John A. George, Professor Emeritus U.W.O. Loving mother of David (Maureen) George of Richmond, ON, Kathryn (Robert) Marion of Heidelberg, ON and Lois (Cameron) Denomme of London, ON. Cherished grandmother of Chloe, Carly, Brooks, Richard, Ruby, Elise, Marlene, Jillian and Ivan. Proud great-grandmother of Alayna and Kylie. Predeceased by her parents George and Violet (Millson) Fyfe and her only sister Helen and husband John D. Moore of Cambridge, ON. Graduate 1949 Ontario College of Pharmacy. She was proud to have practised her profession in Guelph, St. Catherines, London and Strathroy. She was a lifetime member of the U.C.W. and a member of Wesley-Knox United Church, London. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11am. Cremation with a private interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Guelph. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Charity of your Choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BAYER: John F. of Mt. Brydges

Posted by on June 22, 2013

Unexpectedly, with his family by his side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, June 22, 2013, John F. Bayer of Mt. Brydges passed away in his 71st year.  Cherished husband of Louise Bayer (nee Vandewater) for 49 years.  Loving father of Brett and Dawn and her partner Jeff.  Dear brother to Theresa Glithero and brother-in-law Charlie Vandewater (Jean).  Predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Bayer, Uncle Frank and his brother-in- law Larry Glithero.  He will be missed by all his nieces, nephews and many friends.  John was a long time CN employee and active in the CN Pensioners Association.  Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Monday, June 24th from 7-9 pm and on Tuesday, June 25th from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneraldirectors.com .  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to John.

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