MEATHRELL: Mrs. Margaret “Marg” (nee Howe), of St.Thomas

Posted by on October 14, 2013

margaret meathrell 002MEATHRELL, Mrs. Margaret (nee Howe), of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, formerly of Hughes St., St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Donald P. Meathrell (1999).  Dearly loved mother of Karen Barr (John) of Guelph, Kim Meathrell of Ottawa, Kathy Meathrell of St. Thomas, and Kevin Meathrell (Caroline) of Grand Prairie, AB.  Marg was proud of her 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Dear sister of James Howe of Simcoe, Betty Frieri (Andrea) of Toronto, and the late Frank Howe.  Also fondly remembered by Pat Meathrell of London, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Huntsville, ON, June 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late W.E.M. “Mel” and Edith (nee Kienapple) Howe.  Marg was a retired executive secretary at Gould Manufacturing Ltd., St. Thomas.  She was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and the Catholic Women’s League.  Marg was a very active volunteer in the community and was a former member of the St. Thomas Curling Club.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Prayers at 4:00 p.m.) and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Thursday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m.  Following cremation, interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to The Arthritis Society or Community Living Elgin gratefully acknowledged.

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ARMER: Thomas “Tom”, of London

Posted by on October 12, 2013

Armer - WebsitesPeacefully at Victoria Hospital after a valiant struggle with cancer, on Friday, October 11th, 2013, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of the late Carole Armer.  Loving father of John Armer (Sally) and Sandra Armer-Kramer.  Loving Poppa of Tyler, Cory, Jared, Adrian and Kennedy.  Dear brother of Linda Stewart and proud uncle of several nieces and nephews.  Will be deeply missed by his best friend of over 40 years, Chris Merrison.  Predeceased by brother Gerald Armer (1982) and his wife, the late Loretta.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.  The family wish to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Sanatani, Dr. A. Rashid Dar and Dr. Maria Parent at the London Regional Cancer Centre, and to Dr. Shiraz Malik and the Palliative Care Team and the C7 Oncology Nursing Staff for their exceptional care.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tom are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the London Health Sciences Foundation.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WICKER: Barry M. Of Port Dover

Posted by on October 12, 2013

WICKER, BarryWicker-largeBarry Mackenzie, of Port Dover, it is with great sadness  that we announce Barry’s passing, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Carol and loving father to Jeremy and his wife Josie.  Dearly loved son of Margaret (Peggy) and the late Allan Wicker. Much loved brother of Marilyn Nigh and her husband David of Waterloo. Will be sadly missed by his niece Laura and nephew Peter and great-nieces and nephews, Katie, Ryan, David, Eric and Sophia.  Dearest nephew of Kay Thompson. Barry was a well respected businessman and member of the Port Dover community; he was the owner/operator of Wicker & Son Insurance Brokers since 1963, which his father Allan started in 1931. In 1995 he was joined by his son Jeremy and his wife Josie. In his retirement, Barry rediscovered his love of fishing and spent many hours trying to land the big one. Barry was also a longtime member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Barry at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 pm to 7 pm., all other services are private.  For those wishing, donations to Simcoe and District Humane Society, Grace United Church Accessibility Fund or St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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SMITH: David Ronald of London

Posted by on October 11, 2013

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Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, David Ronald “Snapper” Smith of London, in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of Elisabeth (Gruhs) Smith for 50 years.  Loving father of Christiane Galley (Scott), Ron Smith (Jacquie Moonen) and Burc Karse.  The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital, 5th Floor – Respiratory Unit, for their care and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11am.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Hospital – Veterans Care, 268 Grosvenor Street, London ON N6A 4V2.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  

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PASIC: Mirko “Mike” of London

Posted by on October 11, 2013

Pasic - editedPeacefully, with family by his side at The Village of Glendale Crossing, London, on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 in his 89th year. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Beloved husband of Janja (née Knezic) for 57 years. Loving father of Dan (Lorie) and Marko. Adoring and adored “Jedo” of Mikhial and Nicholas. Dearly missed by brothers Branko (Trojana), Djuro, Dusan (Jovanka), Radomoir (Ivka); his sister Dragica (Robert); and by his numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family both in Canada and abroad: he treasured them all. Predeceased by his parents Djuro and Todora, sister Djuka and sister-in-law Janja. A proud Canadian since immigrating in 1951 and lifelong Maple Leafs fan, and Team Canada supporter, Mirko never shied away from striking up a conversation with a friendly face which served him well throughout his life, in particular during his days as a letter carrier for Canada Post. Special thanks to the amazing staff and volunteers at The Village of Glendale Crossing for their kindness, care and compassion. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:45 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 5567 Wonderland Road South, London, on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mirko are asked to consider the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DITNER, Loretta (nee Rumig)

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DITNER, Loretta-With sadden hearts, we would like to announce the passing of our mother, Loretta Ditner (nee Rumig) into the arms of her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Palmerston Hospital at the age of 93 years.  Loving wife of the late Wilbert (2006).  Dear mother of Joyce (Albert Preikschas) of Palmerston, Judy (Dennis Brown) of Cambridge, Karen (Murray Hallock) of Elmira, Gerald Ditner (Eileen) of RR2 Moorefield and Wayne Ditner (Laurie) of RR2 Palmerston.  She will be sadly missed by 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren, sister Viola Spielmacher of St. Agatha, brother Frank Rumig (Pat) of Ripley, brother in-law George Buck, sister in-law Phyllis Meirowski as well as many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Anthony Rumig and Barbara (nee Lorentz), her two sons; Gary (1963) and infant son, great-granddaughters; Vanessa Barnai (2006) and Carrissa Ditner (2012), sisters; Marie Frecky, Kathleen Rumig, Coletta Buck, brothers; Hubert Rumig, Allen Rumig, sister in-laws; Marie Rumig, Laurena Rumig and brother in-law; Serf Spielmacher.   Loretta was a member of the St. Agatha C.W.L. and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmerston.  Friends may call at the FUTHER-FRANKLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1172 Henry Street, Wellesley, on Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers on Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. Funeral services to St. Agatha Catholic Church, St. Agatha, for Funeral Mass on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery.  Father Daniel Lobsinger C.R. officiating.  Donations to the Palmerston Hospital or the Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

 

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ZEHR: Grace Catherine

Posted by on October 11, 2013

Zehr Grace (edited)Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Delford Zehr. Loving mother of John (Marian) Zehr of London. Predeceased by her son Dennis. Dear sister of Ralph (Eileen) Lebold, Marie (Clare) Jantzi, Karen (late Harold) Lebold, Clare (Gloria) Lebold and the late Floyd Lebold. Cherished Nana of Danielle and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by Jennifer (Andy), Melinda, Jeffrey, Michelle and great-grandson Brayden. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Valleyview Mennonite Church, 1170 Melsandra Avenue, London, on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Grace are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DISHMAN: Dorothy Adeline (nee Pinnell) of London

Posted by on October 11, 2013

DishmanPassed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at The Village of Glendale Crossing in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Ronald Dishman. Loving mother of Jim (Bev) Cameron of Walkerton, Ron (Joanne) Cameron of Kincardine and Debra Laing (John McCaul) of London. A treasured Grandma to Mark, Leanne, Scott, Lisa, Ronajo, Michelle and Amanda and 10 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Mildred Burrows, late Enna Hill, late Glendon Pinnell and the late Ray Pinnell. Fondly remembered by her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, 111 Elmwood Avenue East, London, on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 

 

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LEATHERDALE: G. William ‘Bill’ of Ridgetown

Posted by on October 11, 2013

leatherdaleLEATHERDALE: G. William “Bill” – A resident of Ridgetown, Bill Leatherdale passed away at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown with his family at his side on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 71. Born in Chatham, Bill was the son of the late James & Margaret (Ransom) Leatherdale. Beloved husband of 51 years to Joan (nee Pease). Loving father of Joannie Cathleen Wonnacott of Chatham, Joe Leatherdale (Louise) of Corunna and Regan Pemberton (Gary) of Victoria B.C. Beloved grandfather of Brandyn, Sara, Carl, Amanda, Kevin, Phifer, Ellis and Micah. Dear brother to Keith Leatherdale (Anne) of Chatham, Gayle Garrett (Mike) of London, Beth Carnie (Brad) of Ridgetown and the late Connie Ginn (2012). Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Cremation has taken place with a private family service to be held on Monday, October 14, 2013. Donations made in memory of Bill to Parkinson Society Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario,(519)674-3141.

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DRESSLER: Edith of London

Posted by on October 11, 2013

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Peacefully at Chelsey Park Long Term Care, on Thursday, October 10, 2013, Edith M. (Schneider, Figuli) Dressler of London in her 87th year. Loved wife of  late Jack W. Dressler and the late Joseph Figuli.  Dear stepmother of Darlene Wagner, Dennis Dressler and his wife Iris, Lavera Archambeault and her husband Bob, Reverend Jack Dressler and his wife Eileen, Beverley Douglas and her husband Richard, and Betty Lou May and her husband Wayne.  Predeceased by her sister and two brothers. Also loved by her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Also missed by her nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by her long time friend Pam Armer and long time lawyer Michael Lamb.  Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 746 Colborne Street, London on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11 am.  Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to L.A.M.P. Lutheran Association of Missionaries & Pilots, 4966 – 92nd Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB  T6B 2V4.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CRUDEN: William “Bill” Wilson of London

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Suddenly while playing golf, his favorite sport, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Bill Cruden of London at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Linda Taylor-Cruden and the late Carol E. Cruden (1994). Loving father of David (Mary Lou) Cruden and Cathy (Steve) Hill. Dear stepfather of Todd (Laurie) Taylor and James (Kelly) Taylor.  Proud grandfather of Corey, Alex, Trevor, Morgan and Casey.  Special brother of Helen Anderson of Hamilton.  Also survived by sister-in-law Ruth Cruden and brother-in-law Charles Coupal.  Predeceased by his brother Joe Cruden and sister Barbara Coupal.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  Bill was a honourary lifetime member of the Kinsmen, past president of Highland Country Club and a member of the Rotary Club. Previous owner and one of the founders of CBS Equipment LTD. He was a lover of golf, curling, fishing, boating, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Family and friends  will be received from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be conducted at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Rd., London, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:00pm with Reverend Gregory Brawn officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BOND: David Allan of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Bond EditedPeacefully on October 9, 2013 at Victoria Hospital.  David (Dave) Bond passed surrounded by his adoring family. Dave was 70 years old and was born March 22, 1943 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  David is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years Patricia (Pat) and his three adoring children Kevin (Karen) Stephen (Jennifer Hutchin) and Margaret (Ryan Wonch).  Dave is also survived by his sister Eileen Endersby (Derek) and his loving grandchildren Shawna (Alex Papadimitropoulos) , Emily, Gabriella (Ella),  Sophie and Sadie and his furry grandchildren Walter and Bailey.  According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service for family will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation) would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be sent to www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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GLOVER: Florence Agnes (nee Neff) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Glover EditedGLOVER – Florence Agnes (nee Neff) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013 at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of Norm Glover.  Florence is survived by her daughters Christina Glover of St. Thomas and Sharon Taylor of Caledonia; her granddaughter Meghan Taylor of London and soon to arrive great granddaughter.  Also survived by her brothers-in-law Calvin (Kathy) Evans of Ingersoll, Clifford (Shirley) Glover and Gord (Sylvia) Glover all of Hamilton, Bruce (Donna) Glover of St. Thomas, Robert Glover of Iona Station; sisters-in-law Jean Greig, and Vera (Dan) McKillop all of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by her son Richard Glover, her sisters Margaret Evans and Barbara Tignor, and her sister-in-law Marion Barnes.  Florence worked in the kitchen at Alma College, and in her spare time enjoyed spoiling her family and friends with her wonderful cooking and baking.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00pm, with the funeral service being held in the chapel at 2:00pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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Baumann: Frank of Sarnia

Posted by on October 10, 2013

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At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, October 09, 2013, FRANK RICHARD BAUMANN, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. Predeceased by his dear wife Annie (Kaye) Baumann (2001) and son Freddie. Father of Rick Baumann of Courtright and Ed Baumann ( Lori) of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Danielle and Bryttney. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Ann Baumann. Survived by his brother John of Austria. Frank was a proud member of Local 663. Frank traveled all over the world working in the pipeline industry. He enjoyed traveling, vacationing, boating and snorkeling many reefs throughout the world. The family is greatly appreciative to the wonderful and caring staff at Marshall Gowland Manor. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, October 12, 2013, one hour prior to service time. Funeral Services will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net

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HERN: Patricia Marie (Mohan) of Exeter

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Hern, Pat Photo cwlcrest-W150At her home, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, of Exeter in her 64th year.  Beloved wife of Ron Hern for 14 years.  Dear mother of Jonathan Chapman of London; and step-mother of Kelly Herbst and Jamie of Barrie, Jason Hern and Louise Sullivan of Toronto, Adam and Kim Hern and Janelle and Jeff Reid all of Exeter.  Loving grandma of Mackenzie and Aislinn Herbst; Claire Hern; Reese and Hanna Jones, Casey Hern; and Jack Reid.  Loving sister of Eleanor and James Macmillan of Picton.  Fondly remembered Ron’s sisters and brothers, her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.   The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Tuesday, October 15th at 11 AM with Father Gary Ducharme presiding.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  CWL Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Monday afternoon at 1:45 PM.

Donations to the Precious Blood Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DETAILLEUR: Raphael “Ralph” Hendrik of Sarnia

Posted by on October 10, 2013

Detailleur -croppedRalph passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 76. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all and was the go to guy when anything needed done. Ralph was born in Belgium and moved to Canada in 1955. He worked at Canadian Tire for 37 years and retired 12 years ago. He loved his gardening and enjoyed being outside, golfing and morning coffee breaks at Tim Horton’s with his friends. We would like to extend a special thanks to Randy from Bayshore, the nurses from V.O.N., Dr. Maddison and neighbor Jason who took over the yard work when Ralph became ill.  Beloved husband of Mary (Callaghan) Detailleur. Loving father of Jacqueline Detailleur of Sarnia, Mark (Melva) Detailleur of Chatham, Greg (Kris) Detailleur of St. Paul, MN and Michelle (Dan) Bezaire of Windsor. Cherished grandfather of Joelle Brown-Detailleur, Austin, Noah and Alyah Detailleur, Tara and Caitlin Detailleur, Mya and Jonas Bezaire and great-grandfather of Xavier Baker. Dear brother of Denise (Ted) Jans of Watford, ON. He is the beloved brother-in-law and uncle of the Callaghan and Detailleur families. Predeceased by his parents Michele and Magdelene Detailleur, his brother Gerard and his niece Jessica.  Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia with prayers being offered at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, with interment to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wyoming.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Benedicts Church or The Gene Goodreau Patient Assistance Fund – LHSC Foundation, 747 Baseline Rd. S. London, Ontario N6C 2R6 (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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SINCLAIR: Ann Catherine of London

Posted by on October 10, 2013

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Peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Tuesday October 8, 2013, Ann Sinclair in her 75th year. Loving mother of, and enormously missed by, A. Murray Sinclair and his wife Cara, Scott C. Sinclair and his wife Danelle, and A. Craig Sinclair and his wife Nydia – all of Vancouver, BC. Cherished grandmother of Ella, Austin, Malcolm, Aidan, Teagan and Camille Sinclair. Also remembered by her former husband Murray M. Sinclair. Predeceased by her brothers John and Allen McHary-Smith. Ann loved the Canadian north; she spent many of her summers with family and friends at her cabin on Gilmor Island at Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park. Ann also loved canoeing and in the summer of 1982 journeyed over 1500 km down the Mackenzie River. Ann was fascinated by ancient religions and traveled extensively in the Middle East. A dog lover from birth, Ann will be missed by Robin her faithful bearded collie .Friends will be received by the family on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, London on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11am. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation Ontario Chapter, 360-1101 Kingston Road, Pickering, ON L1V 1B5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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ROBSON: Arthur Davidson of Denfield

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Robson, ArtMASON_SYMBOL_LARGE_coverAt Parkwood Hospital, London on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 of Denfield in his 69th year.  Beloved husband of Patricia (Siddall) Robson.  Dear father of Andrea and Jason Feddema of Lucan and Karen and Doug VanderKant of Parkhill.  Proud grandfather of Grace and Ben Feddema; Lia, Claire and Annie VanderKant.  Dear son-in-law of Bernice Siddall of Denfield and the late Shipley Siddall (1980). Dear brother and brother-in-law Edward and Nancy Robson, and David and Lynne Siddall all of Denfield, and Joan Robson and Ralph Needham of Lucan.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Gordon (1980) and Marjorie (2006) Robson and a brother Charles (1997).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  A memorial service will be held at Ailsa Craig United Church, 156 Main Street, Ailsa Craig on Saturday, October 12th at 11 AM with Rev. David Mitchell officiating.  Cremation with interment Carlisle Cemetery, North Middlesex.  Donations to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, the Scleroderma Society of Ontario or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  There will be a Masonic Memorial Service in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:30 PM under the auspices of Harmony Lodge #388 A.F. & A.M.

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BAILEY, Jessie McKenzie (Burslem) formerly of Greenway

Posted by on October 9, 2013

BAILEY, Jessie McKenzie: Jessie slipped away quietly in the early morning on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  Jessie, formerly of Greenway, age 93, was born October 13, 1919.  Beloved wife of the late Edwin Bailey (1987).  Lovingly remembered by her children Allan (Janet) Bailey of Shrewsbury, Phyllis Bailey (Andre Pel) of Victoria, B.C., Elizabeth Bailey of South Korea, Daniel Bailey of Greenway, Mary (Denis) Lummerding of Victoria, B.C., her grandchildren Joshua, Winona, Jessie, Chris, Marc, their families and 3 great-grandchildren. Jessie was predeceased by her parents Allan and Annie (Robertson) Burslem, her beloved brother, Allan Burslem, killed during WWII, and her dear sister Anne McCallum. Jessie was the last member of the Burslem Family.   

A special thank you to the kind and caring staff at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Jessie was always cherished and cared for like family. 

Cremation has taken place.  At Jessie’s request there will be no service.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, please donate to a Royal Canadian Legion Foundation in her memory, or charity of choice. Remember her fondly. Condolences may be sent online at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com 

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SHERWIN: Verona (nee Colcerin) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Sherwin EditedSHERWIN- Verona “Veronica” Sherwin (nee Colcerin) passed away, surrounded by her family, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of more than 50 years to husband Keith. Adored mother of Rosalie (Medeiros), Austin and his wife Pamela and Jeoffrey. Cherished grandmother of Jarrett, Kyle, Jacob and Benjamin. Fondly remembered as ”Billie” by her siblings, Dan, Anne and Pete of Kelowna, BC and Jean and George of Regina, SK. Sadly missed by her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A private family gathering was held at the funeral home prior to cremation.  A memorial service will be held on Monday October 14th at 3:00pm with a visitation one hour prior to service. Service to be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9946 Talbotville Gore Rd, Talbotville, ON. If desired, donations to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society or an animal charity would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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SCHLEIHAUF; Edna of Rodney

Posted by on October 9, 2013

IMG webAt St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  Edna Florence Schleihauf (nee Loveday) of Rodney in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her husband Dick (1995).  Loving mother of Mary Ellen (Ed) Schnekenburger of West Lorne, Larry Schleihauf (Henrica-2013) of Essex, Wendy St. Denis (Yvan Begin) of Rodney and Rick Schleihauf (Monica) of Rodney.  Dearly loved by her 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.  Survived by her sister in law Donna Boomgar and predeceased by her sister Elsie Gray (2009).  Survived by many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held at the chapel on Friday at 2 pm.  Interment Rodney cemetery. 

If desired, memorial contributions to the West Elgin Daffodil Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Condolences can be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810).  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

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BALL: Loretta (Lorrie) (Ellis) (Moore) formerly of Granton

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Ball, Lorrie-cropped-W150At Hotel Dieu (Malden Park)-Grace Health Care, Windsor on Sunday, October 6, 2013, formerly of Granton in her 67th year.  Beloved wife of the late Jim Ball.   Dear mother of Michael Moore and Lisa Moore, both of Windsor.  Dear step-daughter of Lila Ellis of Exeter.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Marlene Braund of London, Sherrie and Bob Crone of Corunna, Rick Ellis of London, Mark and Deb Ellis of Woodham, Jim and Jean Ellis of Mount Brydges, Nancy Ellis of London, Julie Ellis of Windsor, and Dan and Lorie Ann Ellis of Windsor.  Step-sister of Verla and Jim Russell of Exeter.  Lorrie is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends Predeceased by her parents Ken and Irene Ellis, brothers Brian and Paul, and sister-in-law Deb Ellis.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12th at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating.

Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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MILLSON, Jessie Alberta of London

Posted by on October 8, 2013

Millson-reeditedMILLSON, Jessie Alberta – Peacefully at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 in her 98th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Leslie (2009). Loving mother of Richard and his wife Michelle of Waterloo. Proud Grandma of Dana. Dear sister of Eileen Hook. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment, Woodland Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Emmanuel Village, Kitchener, Ontario for the wonderful care provided to Jessie.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program or the Salvation Army.

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KERR: Dempsey of London

Posted by on October 8, 2013

Kerr2Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, October 7th, 2013, Dempsey Kerr, of London, in his 88th year. Cherished husband of Muriel. Loving father of Wayne Kerr (Gloria McKinnon) of New Hamburg, Kevin Kerr of Ottawa, and Kathryn Kerr (Aaron Chabwa) of Tillsonburg. Dear grandfather of Sarah Kerr, Elizabeth Kerr, Kyle Chabwa, Tandi Chabwa and great-grandfather of Jean-Marie. Lovingly remembered by siblings John Kerr, Helen Quick and Norma Dunbrack. Predeceased by siblings Eileen Keiller, Mona Colomb, Stuart Kerr and Donald Kerr. A celebration of life will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dempsey are asked to consider a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ROACH: Mary of Woodstock

Posted by on October 8, 2013

ROACH, Mary – Suddenly at LHSC University Hospital on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Mary Roach (nee Lichti) of Woodstock in her 67th year.  Daughter of the late Bert and Kay Lichti.  Beloved wife of Cliff for nearly 48 years.  Loving mother of Ellen Lynch (Joe) of Woodstock, Bud Roach (Mike Fox) of Hamilton and Julie Roach (Lucky Chhina) of Hamilton.  Dear Grandma of Madeleine and Julien Lynch.  Sister of Kathleen Lichti, CSJ of London, Eileen Petch (Whit) of Toronto, and the late Bud Lichti and Gary Lichti.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-9 pm.  Parish prayers at the funeral home on Thursday at 4:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment later at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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