DODGE: Florence of West Lorne

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Peacefully with family by her side at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Campus on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Florence Dodge of West Lorne passed away at the age of 54. Loving mother of Melissa Dodge (Roy Kozarac). Sadly missed by dogs Mia, Gizmo, Makwa and the late Nemo and Pepsi. Forever remembered by many extended family members. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 519-785-0810 on Tuesday, August 18th from 10:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Daffodil Auxiliary of West Lorne. Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca.

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CHOMICKI: Vite Stanley of Lucan

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Chomicki, Vite-W150At LHSC – Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the age of 68, after his courageous journey having lived life to his fullest, he peacefully died in the arms of his wife and daughter. Most beloved husband of Connie (Gibbings) Chomicki for 42 years and cherished father of Cara Chomicki and son-in-law Rob Gareau.  Beloved brother of Donna and Bob Lenaghan of Cochrane, Alberta.  Dear son-in law of Verna (Gibbings) and Brian Halliday of Clinton. Fondly remembered brother-in-law of John and Bonnie Gibbings, Paul and Missy Gibbings, Cathy (Gibbings) and Doug MacLean, and Gail Ringer. Proud uncle of Randy and Carolyn, Rodney, Julie; Greg, Mike and Wendy, Ashley and Jason; Paige, Parker; Morgan, and Colby and great-uncle of Brennen, Samantha, MacKenzie, Connor, and Reese. Predeceased by his parents Placyd and Helena Chomicki, his brother Mark, and his father-in-law Bill Gibbings.

At Vite’s request, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements.

In Vite’s memory please consider planting a tree in his honour or consider donating to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Regional Cancer Centre or the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

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VEITCH: William “Bill” of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on August 12, 2015

William “Bill” Veitch passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on Wednesday August 12th, 2015 in his 98th year.  Predeceased by his beloved wife and best friend of almost 70 years Nola (nee Hutchison – 2009). Loving father of Norm and Trudy of British Columbia, Bernice MacGregor and the late Albert (2009) of Parkhill, Jim and Lois Morton of Strathroy, Paul and Shirley of Blenheim, and Lyle and Christine of Alberta. He was a proud grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 22. Bill farmed in the Ailsa Craig area, as well as owned both tractor trailers and a feed mobile before going to work for Silverwood’s until his retirement.  He and Nola travelled and camped for years with their countless trailer club friends. Friends and family will be received at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig, 171 Ailsa Craig Main Street, on Friday from 5 to 8pm, where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 1pm. Interment to follow in Nairn Cemetery. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made Ref4Rett (www.ref4rett.com) or a charity of your choice.

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HUSAK: John, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 12, 2015

HUSAK- John, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in his 91st year. Loving husband for 58 years to the late Waltraut (nee Martens) Husak (2011). Dearly loved father of John Husak (Janice) of Port Stanley, and the late Helga Jacques (1999) (Mike of BC). Cherished grandfather of Jim, Jason, Amanda and Andrea. Loved great grandfather of Christopher, Quinton, Sydney, and Brianna. Also fondly remembered by his sister-in-law, Christa Lindemann (Walter), and his nephew Walter Lindemann (Colleen), all of London. John was born on August 25, 1924, in the Ukraine. He was a retired carpenter, having worked in the St. Thomas area. John was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas. There will be no public visitation. A private funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.

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

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McKenzie: Lillian of London.

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At L.H.S.C. University Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Lillian McKenzie of London in her 94th year. Daughter of the late Angus and Annie (nee McKellar) McKenzie. Lillian was predeceased by her siblings Margaret McKenzie (2005), John McKenzie (2010), and Donald R. McKenzie (2011). Aunt of Brian (Barbara) McKenzie, Leslie (Jeanette) McKenzie and Gayle (Norman) Frisa. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Joan Edgar. Lillian was passionate about her career, spent serving others, as a social worker with the Children’s Aid Society. Friends and family will be received at Denning’s of Strathroy, 32 Metcalfe Street West, on Thursday from 7-9pm, where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday afternoon at 2pm, with Rev. Brian McKenzie officiating. Interment in Arkona Cemetery. Donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to the Leprosy Mission of Canada or a charity of your choice. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

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MCLEOD: Betty of London

Posted by on August 11, 2015

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Peacefully at Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care on Monday, August 10, 2015, Elizabeth “Betty” (Elsdon) McLeod of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Sam McLeod (2008). Loving mother of Hugh McLeod and his wife Jenny of Nairobi, Kenya and Neil McLeod of London. Cherished grandmother “Nanny” of Angie, Alexander, Ian, Alysha and Katie and great-grandmother of Margot. Predeceased by her siblings Bill, Johnny, Netta. The family would like to thank the VON (Home Nursing, Personal Support and Home Help) for keeping mom home for a long as possible and the staff at Mount Hope for all the loving care. Cremation has taken place. A private family service was held.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. James Westminster Church – Memorial Garden, 115 Askin Street, London ON N6C 1E7.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangement. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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GLOVER: Sheila of London

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Passed away peacefully, in the arms of our Lord, on Thursday, August 6, 2015, with her family by her side, at Extendicare Nursing Home, in her 92nd year. Sheila is survived by her husband of 70 years  William  (Bill) Glover her son  Douglas (Catherine), daughter Jo-Ann (Ainsley)  and sister-in-law Pat Bedford. She is the proud grandmother of Adam, Candice, Sarah,Shelagh, Jill and Graydon and loved great grandmother of William, Carter, Stella, Alexander and Vedder. Predeceased by her  parents George and Annie Aukett, her brother Morley and brother-in-law Rupert Bedford. Friends will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 2-3pm, where the service will be held at 3pm. In Sheila’s memory, donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Rd, London, ON N5V 3K5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BEAUDOIN: Cecile of Petrolia

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BEAUDOIN, CECILE MARIE – After a valiant fight with cancer since 2004, Cecile Marie Beaudoin, age 77, succumbed to the disease at Meadowview Villa Nursing Home in Petrolia on Monday, August 10, 2015. She is survived by her 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 18th at 11:00 am. Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Monday, August 17th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. until the time of service. Charitable gifts to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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JILLSON, Barbara Victoria of Sarnia

Jillson-WebJILLSON, BARBARA VICTORIA – After a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vickie (Vaughan) Jillson passed away at the age of 57 on August 10 2015. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Lindsay (Josh) and sons Graham (Makayla) and Greg. She is also survived by her mother Joan (Harris) Vaughan, her brother Bruce and sister in law June. She will be especially missed by her dear friends, Maureen and Neil Jeffrey, and Pat and Rob Ball. She was predeceased by her daughter April (2007) and her father Bill (2009). Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the March of Dimes workers who cared for our mother and helped make her life as happy and fulfilling as possible.   We also deeply appreciate the care of the Palliative staff at Bluewater Health, who helped her through the hardest health struggles. We’d also like to thank our dad, Chris, for all of the help he’s given Lindsay in caring for our mom over the years. She will be missed by many other friends, neighbors, and family members. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm. at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Visitation at the funeral home will begin on Friday from noon until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to March of Dimes Canada. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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IRELAND: Denise of London

Posted by on August 11, 2015

 The world lost one of its sweetest, most gentle souls on August 7th, 2015 with the peaceful passing of Denise Ireland, (75) at Parkwood Institute Palliative Care Unit in London, after a long and brave battle with breast cancer. Denise was a strong woman, who radiated kindness and found great joy in making the people around her happy. She maintained a positive attitude through any challenges placed before her, creating an aura of contentment that put everyone at ease. One of her proudest accomplishments was the completion of her Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. Born March 1940, daughter of the late Hans Oscar & Margery Berlin in White Fox, Saskatchewan. She will be missed greatly by her brothers Bernie (Deanna) Berlin, Don Berlin, Ross Corby, sisters Lori Plotsky & Elaine Mackenzie. Predeceased by siblings Deana, Clarence, & Allen. “Auntie Deni” will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memories will be cherished always by her children. Tara, Krista, Shawna, Cathy & Shelley. Precious grandmother of Shawn (Christine) Hopkins, Troy Hopkins, McKenna, Hali Callow & Jax Ireland-Wills. Great Grandmother to Kylie & Ty Hopkins. Denise will be deeply missed by long time dear friend Karen De Koning. Denise and her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all close friends, medical team members and family who have offered their support near and far. You made a huge difference in our lives and we truly appreciate you. Burial has taken place, Celebration of Life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on August 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Johnston: Dale Allan of Kincardine

Posted by on August 10, 2015

Johnston, Dale Allan, of Kincardine, passed away at Gateway Haven, Wiarton, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Katrena-Karen Johnston (née Douglas) and the late Maggi Johnston (née Sly).  Dear father of Teresa (Steve) Wilson and Nicole (Murray) Fletcher and step-father of Janice Dechene, Linda Graham and Cathy (Rob) Munro.  Loved grandfather of Aimee, Samantha, Josh, Kurtis and Kassandra, Dan, Jon, Jason, Melissa, Ariana, Robyn and Jordan.  Sadly missed by eight great-grandchildren.  Cherished brother of Elwood (Kay) Johnston and Judy (Tino) Costa and  brother-in-law of Hayward Green.  Also sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Alicia, Craig, Tinazan, Issac, Kim, Sherry, Darren, Mark and Darrell.  Predeceased by his parents Pat and Dorothy (née Paige) Johnston and his sister Jane Green.  Dale was employed at Douglas Point since 1971, and worked for Bruce Power until 2006.  Visitation will be held at Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, on Monday, August 31, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 1, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Gary McNitt and Rev. Don Harry officiating.  Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Friends of Gateway Haven or the Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com

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AERTS: Mathew of RR#1 Denfield, Ontario

Posted by on August 10, 2015

web and card pic aertsPeter “Mathew” Aerts of Denfield, in his 88th year, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 6th, 2015.  Mathew was born in Maasbree, the Netherlands and came to Canada in 1953.  Survived by his wife of 61 years, Min (Wilhelmina Janssen).  Cherished father of Teresa Blackmore (Vaughn), Hugh Aerts, Anthony Aerts (Elaine) and Mathew Aerts (Patricia).  Beloved papa of Megan (Tristan), Chelsea, Evan, Colin, Graeme, Cameron, Elisabeth, Adrian, Wen and Joshua.  Also survived by 2 sisters in the Netherlands, Lies and Riek and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his sister Louise in London and sisters and brothers, To, Mie, Nel, Til, Pete and Lei of the Netherlands.

Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Monday, August 17th, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers will be recited at 6:45 pm.  Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 am at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy.  Family interment to follow at All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the All Saints Church Building Fund or to Strathroy Hospital would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 245-1023).

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PARKER, Denise of Watford

Posted by on August 10, 2015

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Suddenly and unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Loving mother of Brandon Parker. Predeceased by her daughter Brittany Ryan (2011). Proud grandma of Bentley and Karson Parker. Cherished sister of Jammie McDougall. Denise will be remembered and sadly missed by her special friends Jon McChesney, Steve Ryan, Cathy Bernard. She will also be remembered by many extended family and many friends. Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Strathroy on Thursday August 13th, 2015 from 1-2p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ontario Brain Injury Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

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Johnson, Lucas of Goderich

Posted by on August 10, 2015

Lucas JohnsonJames Wayne “Lucas” Johnson of Goderich and formerly of Walkerton passed away tragically at Lake Huron, Kincardine on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at the age of 16.

Beloved son of Jackie Johnson and the youngest and only brother of Fox Johnson both of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles Janet Demerling of Walkerton, Betty Zagorodny of Walkerton, Linda Rasmussen of Coalhurst, Alberta, Dorrie Kennedy (Rod) of Kincardine and Audrey Kaufman (Ron) of Mildmay.

Lucas will be missed by his many cousins, including special cousins Mindy, Trenton, Taiya, Teegan, Alicia, Chris, Liam, and Ava. Allan Meyer, Calista Smith, and the Ross family of Goderich are among a long list of treasured friends.

Predeceased by his grandparents John and Alice (Alderton) Johnson and uncles Jim Johnson and Wayne Johnson.

Lucas attended G.D.C.I. and would have been entering Grade 11 in September. He was always bursting with imagination, opinions, and enthusiasm for life. Lucas also had the energy in him to transcend those sentiments onto anyone around him. Lucas loved spending time with his family and friends, and the love he received was always reciprocated without exception. He loved his job making pizzas at Frankie’s in Goderich.

A celebration of Lucas’ life will be held at the Goderich Memorial Arena Hall (180 McDonald Street, Goderich) on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with remembrances at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Foundation for Enriching Education Perth Huron, Goderich Society of St. Vincent de Paul or the Lucas Johnson Go Fund Me Account (http://www.gofundme.com/xjn34bh8) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

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GAL: James “Jim”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 10, 2015

jim gal 001GAL, James “Jim”, of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in his 81st year. Father of Lily, Brenda, and Richard, and brother of Julianne, Irma, Madeline, Andrew and George. Also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Born in Windsor, Ontario, June 5, 1935, he was the son of the late Rev. George and Magdalena (nee Mesaros) Gal. Jim was raised in Rodney and went to school in Rodney and West Lorne. He also resided in Florida and Harrow, ON for a number of years. Jim was a retired offset pressman, a former licensed pilot, an avid aviation enthusiast and a talented musician. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 13th at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Gideon’s will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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RATZ, Harvey Ervin of RR 2, Dashwood, age 80

Posted by on August 10, 2015

RATZ: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday evening, August 8, 2015, with the love of his family surrounding him, Harvey Ervin Ratz of RR 2, Dashwood, age 80. Beloved husband of Barbara Westman, loved father of Susan Ratz and Marc Mueller of London and loving grandpa of Ashley and Lauren Mueller. Dear brother of Margaret and Earl Smith of London and Donald Ratz of Exeter Villa, fondly remembered by his niece and nephews. Harvey will be dearly missed by the Westman family. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Clara (Haist) Ratz. Resting at T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm and where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10 am. Mr. Bob Heywood officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery. Harvey operated Harvey Ratz Ltd., Farm Supply in Shipka for many years. He served as a Councilor and Reeve on the former Township of Stephen, Huron County Council  and former Councilor for Stephen Ward for Municipality of South Huron. If desired memorial donations to South Huron Hospital or charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RADER, Earl Edmund of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood and London, age 86

Posted by on August 10, 2015

RADER:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded by the love of his family, Friday, August 7, 2015, Earl Edmund Rader of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood and London, age 86.  Beloved husband of June Patricia (Williams) Rader.  Loved father of Katherine Turner of Thunder Bay, David Rader and his wife Julie Hill of Waterloo and Susan Rader of Exeter.  Loving grandpa of Rachel Turner and friend Kyle Jacomb, Russell Rader and Rosalee Rader.  Dear brother of Ray Rader of  RR 3, Zurich, Floyd and Margaret Rader, Lloyd and Audrey Rader all of Dorchester.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Robert Turner, sister Doris and her husband Colin MacGregor, sisters-in-law Isobell and Dorothy Rader.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday evening from 6-9 pm and where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015  at 11 am. Pam Hill M.Div officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired memorial donations to  Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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PELL: Dave of Fingal, Ont

Posted by on August 10, 2015

Dave PellPELL – David William Pell passed away, surrounded by his family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his 77th year.  Dave is survived by his loving wife Sharon; his children John Pell of Shedden, Wesley (Kim) Pell of Ft. Saskatchewan, and Marc (Foti) Pell of Montreal; by his grandchildren Patrick (Lydia) Pell, Sarah (Brent) Hotke, Marie (Kevin) Braga all of St. Thomas, Christine Pell (Adam) of London, Ashley Neill (Chris), Mandy (Chris) Brown, Jennifer King all of St. Thomas, and Derek and Trevor Pell of Ft. Saskatchewan; by his thirteen great grandchildren; by his sisters Joyce (Jack) Prothero of British Columbia, Virginia (Ormond) Steele of Nevada, Sylvia (Jim) Brady of Long Point, Jan (Chuck) Stamas of Tillsonburg; his brothers Fred (Kylene) Pell of Alabama and George (Katherine) Pell of British Columbia; by his sisters-in-law Patricia (Doug) Ough of St. Thomas, Shirley (Sam) Vary, Dora Simmons both of Wheatley; by his brother-in-law Robert Fleming of St. Thomas; and by his many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Marie Pell.  Dave was a former farmer, commercial fisherman, and employee at Dowler-Karn.  He was an elder and treasurer at Fingal Knox Presbyterian church for 33 years and he loved a good game of cards, especially euchre.  A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held at Fingal Knox Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes will be held privately for family in Fingal Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to Fingal Knox Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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Freitas, Maria of Strathroy

Posted by on August 9, 2015

Freitas, Maria Vieira,

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on August 8th, 2015 in her 84th year. Predeceased by husband Caetano (1967). Loving mother of Maria (George) Alcaidinho, Joe (Jillian) Freitas and Rosalynn Freitas. Cherished grandmother of Jeff Alcaidinho and Jeremy Ortins. Sadly missed by brother Francisco (Noemia), sisters-in-law Luisa Goncalves and Maria Nunes and brother-in-law Luis Freitas. Predeceased by her brothers Jose (Etelvina) Vieira, Carlos (Delolinda) Vieira, Carlos Alberto (Maria) Vieira and sister Lidia (Alfredo) Alves. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and family.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 from 5-9p.m at Denning’s of Strathroy. Parish prayers will be held at 8:30p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at 11a.m with an hour of visitation prior at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca.

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Gmehlin, Konrad of Strathroy

Posted by on August 9, 2015

In his 67th year, Konrad Günther Gmehlin, after surviving multiple heart attacks and health issues, passed away August 8, 2015. Husband of 43 years to Rosemarie. Father of Stephan (wife Marsha), Ruth and Ute. Opa to Sabrina, Tylor, Justin, Abby and Quentin. Konrad grew up in Langerringen, Germany, and moved to Strathroy, Canada in 1982. He loved music, soccer and had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, travel and adventure. He farmed until 1996 and then enjoyed his retirement, family, and more travel right up until a few days before he passed. He will be sadly missed by all. Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Strathroy on Wednesday from 11-1p.m. A celebration of Konrad’s life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 24542 Melbourne Road, Cairngorm, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. In memory of Konrad, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MACKO: Frank of Lambton Shores, Ontario

Posted by on August 8, 2015

IMGPassed away on Friday, August 6, 2015, at the age of 74 years.  Beloved husband of Gerda for 51 years.  Dear father of Michael (Cathy), Mark (Irene), and Michelle (Cameron.)  Grandfather of Ryan, Lauren, Jonah, Drew, Jordyn, Jack, Carter, Tristan, and Taya.  Predeceased by his parents Michael and Helen Macko, and his brother Felix.  Survived by his sister Mary, Helen, and his brother Tom.  Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, August 10, 2015, from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church on Tuesday morning, August 11, 2015 at 11:00am.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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KEMP; Susan Elizabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on August 8, 2015

Peacefully with family by her side at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, August 8, 2015 Susan Elizabeth Kemp of Strathroy passed away at the age of 64. Beloved mother of Jennifer Kemp and Jason Kemp. Devoted grandmother of Slayter Nicholas. Sadly missed by her sister Gillian Richardson. Predeceased by her parents Reginald and Elizabeth Kemp and stepmother Jean Kemp. Survived by many extended family members in Canada and England. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will take place in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca.

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SKELLY: Doris of London

Posted by on August 7, 2015

Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, August 6, 2015, Mrs. Doris Skelly of London, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late William Skelly. Cherished mother of Ken Greenhill and his fiancée Maureen McArthur, and Anne Bonello and her fiancé William Gawley. Missed by her grandchildren Michael (Jennifer), Robert (Jennifer) and Tim (Tanja) Bonello, and great-grandchildren Johnathan and Maxwell Grant, and Brady, Marcus and Brooke Bonello. Predeceased by granddaughter Brenda Grant-Pollard. Special thank you to the nurses, PSWs and caregivers at University Hospital 6th floor Cardiac Unit. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, London Regional Cancer Program or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MCRITCHIE: Beatrice formerly of Bothwell

Posted by on August 7, 2015

McRitchie: Beatrice Mae, formerly of Bothwell, passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday, August 7,2015 at the age of 91. Born in Wallaceburg, daughter of the late Alde and Mary (Debuque) Porter. Beloved wife of the late Donald McRitchie (2001). Loving mother of Pat Copeland (Bob), Mary Ann Johnson, Pam Kreitzer (Andy),  Charlene McRitchie, Darlene Phillips (Gary), Donald, Jim (Carol), Ed, Andrew, and Bill McRitchie. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Pearl (1963) and 2 step sisters and 3 step brothers. The McRitchie family will receive friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St., Bothwell on Sunday evening from 7pm – 9pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11AM. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. If desired donations (by cheque) to the Chatham-Kent Hospice or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com

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GAGE: John formerly of London

Posted by on August 7, 2015

Gage: John Albert, formerly of London, passed away at the Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Friday, August 7,2015 at the age of 97. Born in Euphemia Twp., son of the late William and Bertha (Evans) Gage. John is survived by sisters Florence Willson (the late Norton), Muriel Birtch (the late Kenneth) and a brother Sam Gage (Gerri Green). Also survived by a niece Donna Fisher and many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Velma Hand (Bill), Alice Smith (Alvro), Jean Switzer (Elmer), Sarah Switzer (Addison), Howard Gage, Hazel Squires (Lawrence), Dorothy Scott (John), Lillian Gage, George Gage (Gladys), Charles Gage (Mary), Leonard Gage, Fred Gage (Carmelle). The Gage family will receive friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 211 Elm St., Bothwell on Monday, August 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM. Interment Alvinston Cemetery. If desired donations to Four Counties Health Services Foundation or the Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com

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