Lauzon, Lawrence “Larry”

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Passed away March 7th, 2014 after a lengthy illness at 74 years of age. Loving husband of Patricia (nee Pare). Cherished father of Debbie and husband Blake Moorcroft, Kathy and husband Jeff Gervais. Dear grandfather of James, Kylie, Kelly, Matthew and Brandon. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Larry was a former employee of the Windsor Separate School Board. He will be remembered for his passion for hockey and Tim Horton’s. If you so desire, donations to the Liver Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Visiting Monday 6-9pm with Parish Prayers at 7:30pm at

Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet at 9am followed by Funeral Service at 10am at Our Lady of the Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.).

Cremation to follow.

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BACKX: Michiel Gerardus of Strathroy

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Backx, Michiel  – born 08-08-59
                                   deceased- 03-07-14
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of my dear husband and our loving and caring father  and unforgettable opa.  Michiel passed away at his farm, the place that he built up with his heart and soul.  We will greatly miss him, all his life experiences and guidance. 
    -Marian Backx (Van Gorp) for 33 years
    -Marc & Sarah Backx
                 -Owen
                -Benjamin
                -Noah
    -Enny & Andrew De Sousa
               -Christiano
               -Jaxon
    – + Martijn (2000)
Survived by his brother and sisters, siblings-in-law all in The Netherlands.  Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy, at 11 a.m. with Father Lucio Couto officiating.  Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.  In memory of Michiel, donations may be made to the Sick Kids Foundation.

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Foley: Joan Marie of Sarnia

Peacefully surrounded by  her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday, March 7, 2014, JOAN MARIE (FERNS)  FOLEY, age 70 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Frederick M. Foley (1987). Proud and loving  mother of Gwen Armstrong (Steve) of Thamesville  and Wendy Sewell ( Sean) of Brights Grove. Cherished Gramma Joanie of Catherine (Mike), Michelle (Pon) and Reigen. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Joyce Adams, Judy Evans and Cathy Ritchie and sister in-law Dawn Ferns. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her mother Kate Ferns, her sister June Ethier and her brother Robert Ferns. Cremation has taken place and a private family  grave side service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice – Sarnia.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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RIESS: Rosie of West Lorne

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Peaceweb picfully, with her family at her side, Rosina “Rosie” Barbara Riess (Segedin) of West Lorne in her 80th year.  Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Rosie went to live in the house of the Lord and leaves behind her husband Karl, children Terry (Rick), Karl (Margaret), Mark and Lynn (Brian), 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Sister of Betty Ann Segedin and sister in law of Theresa Segedin, Margaret Swoboda and Frank (Carol) Riess.

Friends may call at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Lorne on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 from 1 to 2 pm.  The funeral service will follow at 2 pm.  Pastor Don Schieman officiating. 

If desired, memorial contributions to the Grace Lutheran Church, West Lorne would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  For more information, please visit www.denningfuneralhome.com or (519) 785-0810.  WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS entrusted with arrangements.  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

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WHITE: Ruth V. (nee Clipperton) of St. Thomas, Ont.

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Ruth WhiteWHITE – Ruth V. White (nee Clipperton)  of St. Thomas passed away peacefully with grace and dignity, surrounded by her loving family on March 7, 2014 at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of Ray for 54 years.  Loving mother of son Greg, daughter Cyndi and her husband Robert Hoath.  Loving grandmother of Brittany, Madison and Sawyer.  Ruth was the youngest of 9 children of the late Ernest and Annie Clipperton.  She is survived by her siblings Phyllis Petrie and Bill Clipperton (Karol).  Predeceased by siblings Calvin Clipperton (Edith), Dolly Allen, Russell Clipperton, Jim Clipperton, Doris O’Connor, Florence (Kim) Barta.  Remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:00 with the memorial service being held in the chapel at 2:00pm.  Inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Lung Association, or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

“Until we meet again, Love ya.”

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McMEEKIN: Edward Alexander of London

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McMeekinMcMEEKIN, Edward Alexander – Suddenly, at his residence on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in his 40th year. Beloved husband of Anita and proud father of Darian. Loving son of Eddie (Audrey) McMeekin and son-in-law of George (Donna) Messing. Dear brother of Melanie Brown, Heather McMeekin, Craig McMeekin and brother-in-law of Theresa (David) Nicholson, George Messing (Rebecca Ward). Special uncle to Reese and Jack Nicholson. Ed will be sadly missed by anyone who met him. Ed had a passion for cars, engines and travel but his greatest passion was being a loving and caring husband and father. Cremation has taken place. 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 memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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THURSBY: Susan “Sue” of London

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Thursby (cropped)THURSBY, Susan “Sue” – Peacefully surrounded by her family, at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, in her 59th year.  Sue now joins her mom and dad Ted and Alma, sister Carol, nephew Michael and niece Sara.  Cherished sister of Darlene (Bill); Maryanne (Wil); Sandy (Blaine) and Bob (Julie).  Also loved by many nieces and nephews.  Sue had a dedicated 34 year career at Woolco/Walmart.  Many thanks to all the staff on the 4th floor Gynecology Unit.  A celebration of life for Sue will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Those wishing to make donations in memory of Sue are asked to consider the London Humane Society.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 

 

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BOKOR: James Augustine ‘Jim’ of Blenheim

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Bokor, James paperpsd (WinCE)BOKOR: James Augustine “Jim”– It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 81 with his loving and caring family by his side. Born in Rosewood, Manitoba to his late parents Michael Sr. and Veronika Bokor. Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years Gail (Cleveland) and their children, Ann Vlasschaert, Mike Bokor (Cindy) and Cathy Bokor. Predeceased by son, Rick Bokor (Brenda) (March 6, 2009). Loving grandfather of Ryan (Louisa), Matthew (Megan) and Jeremy (fiancée Heather) Vlasschaert; Kristy (fiancé Max) and Kelvin (friend Nathalie) Bokor; Chelsey Bokor, and Mitchell Bokor. Great-grandfather to Lauren and Emily Vlasschaert, Kavon Dennis and Nash Bokor. Dear brother to Cecilia Stewart (late Joe), Mike Bokor (Lillian), Frances Foster (late Charles) and Irene McCarron (Mike). Predeceased by his siblings Mary Istok (late Karl), Rose Van Torre (late Rene), Frank Bokor, Vera Bokor, John Bokor (late Deanna), Annie Bokor and Emilia Bokor. Step son-in-law to Isla May Cleveland. Brother-in-law to Sherry Schmahl, of Youngstown, NY, and Lee Ann Callendar of Keswick, ON. Predeceased by father-in-law Roy Cleveland, mother-in-law Elizabeth Alward (late Art) and sisters-in-law Nancy Drennan (late William) and Bonnie Dawson (Tom). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. When Jim was 10 years old his family moved to the Blenheim area, knowing friends from the west, and settled on the farm on the Eau Road. Jim and Gail were married in 1956 and raised their family in the Blenheim and Caledonia areas. Together they previously owned and operated Greatview Orchards and Farm Market which he enjoyed for many years. Jim’s off farm enjoyment was spending time at the cottage in north country, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Jim was an avid hockey fan. He enjoyed attending all his grandsons’ hockey games. Jim was a prior owner of the Blenheim Blades Junior C hockey team in the 1980’s and supported the Annual Atom/Peewee Tournament for 41 years. Jim also operated a sand and gravel and excavator business until his sudden failing health in 2002 which brought him into early retirement against his way of life and perfection. Jim resided for the last year of his life at the Blenheim Community Village. How a life can be changed in the blink of an eye. Enjoy today. You never know what tomorrow will bring. “Our miracle is at rest.” Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough St. N., Blenheim at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Jim to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 McKinlay Funeral Home

141 Park Street, Blenheim

519-676-3451

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CROSBIE (née Willis): Audry Jardine of London

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Crosbie (edited)CROSBIE (née Willis), Audry Jardine – Peacefully, with her family by her side at University Hospital on Friday, March 7th, 2014 in her 88th year. Loving wife of Albert Crosbie (2006) and Mother of Janet Crosbie (1959) and Beth Hopkins (2004). Audry was cared for in her home, which she loved, during her later years by her devoted son Steven. Loving Mother to Linda and Naz (Muraca) and cherished Grandmother of Matthew Hopkins, Laura and Craig (Lawson), Elise and Caroline Muraca. Proud great Grandma to Drew Lawson. She will be dearly missed by her sister Jean Crozier, brother Harvey, sister-in-law Margaret Willis and several nieces, nephews and dear friends. The memorial service will be conducted at OAKRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 970 Oxford Street West, London, on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 12 noon with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRIFFIN: Thomas “Tom” Albert of R.R. 4 St. Thomas

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Griffin, Thomas “Tom” Albert of R.R. 4 St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, in his 73rd year. Dearly loved husband of Norma (Bainbridge) Griffin and loved father of Brad (Jan) Griffin of Sparta, Janice (Wayne) Nichols of St. Thomas and Cheryl (Bruce) Frew of Sparta. Predeceased by an infant son James Charles Griffin. Loved grandfather of Graham, Emily, Scott, Ryan and Alex and great grandfather of Max.  Dear brother of John (Laura) Griffin, Betty (George) Lidster, late Colin Griffin and his wife Shirley and the late Roy Griffin (late Jean).  Dear brother-in-law of Wayne Bainbridge (Belinda) of St. Thomas, Theresa Whalls (Wes) of Dutton, Linda Beck (Arnie) of St. Thomas, Brian Bainbridge of St. Thomas and Harvey Bainbridge (Betty) of Huntsville. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Tom was born in St. Thomas on March 24th, 1941, the son of the late Edward and Madeline (Millman) Griffin. Tom worked over 30 years with G.M.Diesel (Locomotive Department). He was a member of St. Anne’s Church. Tom was a Master Builder of birdhouses. He was a past president of the Union Sports Club. He coached and was a scorekeeper with Bud’s Body Shop and Shaw’s Ice Cream baseball teams. He also maintained the Union ball diamond a number of years and was convener of many tournaments at the Union field.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Elgin Hiking Trail.

 

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HENDERSON: Mary of Coldstream, formerly Komoka

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Peacefully at LHSC- University Campus on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Mary Gwendoline Henderson (Selby) of Coldstream, formerly Komoka, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Raymond Henderson (2013). Loving sister  of Hubert Selby (Evelyn) of Colonsay, Saskatchewan and sister-in-law of Rena Ryckman (late John) of Chatham.  Predeceased by her parents Herbert and Florence Selby.  Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Sadly missed by her extended family and numerous friends.  A private family interment will take place at Poplar Hill Cemetery on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at North Caradoc St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11a.m.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service.  In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the South Lobo Women’s Institute or the SMGH Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy.

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ATKINSON: Alice Corinne (Chapman) of St. Thomas

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Atkinson (156x250)Atkinson, Alice Corinne (Chapman) of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 6th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late John H. “Jack” Atkinson and dearly loved mother of Dean (Janice) Atkinson of Talbotville and Jane (Rob) Kalfleish of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Carter Atkinson, Rebecca Kalfleish, Melinda (Tony) TeKare and Lukas Kalfleish. Dear sister of Marion (Cliff) Rea and LeRoy (Anna) Chapman, all of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Corinne was born in St. Thomas on December 19th, 1926, the daughter of the late Roy and Pearl (Shepherd) Chapman.  She was a long time member of Grace United Church.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Chemotherapy Unit).

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PRENTICE: Thomas Leon of Port Stanley, ON

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Prentice (170x250)Prentice-It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Thomas Leon Prentice, of Port Stanley, on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014,in his 81st year. Tom is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Ruth (Barber) Prentice. He has left 3 step-children, Peter (Trudy) Barber, Kathy (Dave) Baker and Don (Joy-Anne) Barber. Tom was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Ann Marie Beckham, Brother Jim Prentice and niece Brenda Falk. Tom owned and operated Sun Ray Cleaners in London for 35 years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 A.F. and A.M., Port Stanley  and was an  affiliate member of Centennial  Lodge, London.  Tom was a proud Shriner, participating the Mocha Temple Trumpet Band and the Mocha Love Bugs. Tom was a member of the Port Stanley Legion and Port Stanley United Church.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 9:00 p.m.  Officers and members of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m.  A wake to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the Port Stanley Legion on Sunday,MARCH 16th from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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BROWN: Judith Smith of Sparta

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BROWN, Judith Smith – Of Sparta, passed away on Monday, March 3th, 2014, peacefully at her home with family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 36 years, Read Stephen Brown, and her son, David Dale Watts.  Cherished Mother to Penny Bearss, Helen Klinkhoff, Steven Brown, Craig Brown, Daniel Coulter, Shelley Walton, Mark Brown, Jeffrey Watts, Marion Jones, Catherine Bowins, Douglas Brown, Mary Watts and Victoria Mazzocchi.  Sister of Penny Eakin. Also survived by 29 grandchildren.

Visitation at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday, MARCH 21st from 4-8 p.m. A public Memorial service will be held at the Quaker Meeting House, Sparta on Saturday, MARCH  22nd at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Sparta Historical Society.

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HARRIS: Harry of London

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24402 HarrisHARRIS, Patrick Roy “Harry”……

Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Patrick Harris in his 54th year.  Beloved son of Patricia and the late Roy Harris, Mum will miss his daily 4pm visits to chat and read the paper. Loving brother of Judy and Philip. Kindred spirit to his late uncle Martin. Also missed by aunts, uncles and many cousins, mostly on the Prairie’s, especially Linda and Daryl. Harry was the life of the party and will be missed by many friends, especially Jeff, Dawna, Barb and Gene. He was born in Halifax, worked hard his entire life, starting as a Free Press paperboy and ending as a respected and popular Dental Office Technician. He loved fishing, chirping, Canadian hockey, his dogs, Holly and Musky, kids and bragging about his rose gardens. He was an incredible and competitive athlete, playing for the London Beefeaters, Jr B hockey and full body contact euchre.  Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-5 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6-10 pm at the Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street, London, ON. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial  donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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EDWARDS: Marjorie of London

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EDWARDS:  At University Hospital, London on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 Marjorie (Cass) Edwards of London in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Edwards.  Dear mother of Mike (Marnie) of London, ON and John (Suzanne) of Antigonish, NS.  Also loved by her grandchildren Angie, Jenny, Colin, Emily and Katie and her great-grandchildren.  A private family graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, ON  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184)

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KING: Dr. Franklin G.E., MD, FRCS(c), MRCOG, of London

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KING, Dr. Franklin G.E., MD, FRCS(c), MRCOG – Of London, died peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at the age of 97. Because of a shortage of doctors in the armed forces, in 1942, as a medical student he and his entire class including the girls joined the Canadian Army. This class then graduated in 1943. After graduation, Dr. King served in the RCAMC in Canada, England and Germany. In 1947, he was discharged from the Army in England and then began a program of Post Graduate study in obstetrics and gynecology at the British Postgraduate Medical School, Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital and Chester City Hospital. He returned to Canada in 1952 to join the Medical Arts Clinic in Regina and then returned to Ontario in 1955. An avid golfer, was a member of Weston Golf and Country Club for over 30 years. Survived by his loving wife Jo-Anne of 32 years and two sons Martin of London, David of Barrie and step-son Master Corporal David of Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dr. King are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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PIERCE: Jean of Strathroy

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Peacefully passed at Sprucedale Care Centre Strathroy on Thursday March 6th, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Pierce (1999). Loving mother to Laverne (Diane) Pierce, Robert Pierce, Joan (Grant) Whiteside, and John (Debbie) Pierce. Proud grandmother to Tracy (Phil), Sarah (Hans), Steve, Brad (Bev), Jeff (Krista), and Mathew. Cherished great-grandmother to several great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister June (Dennis) Boyse. Sister of the late Jane Betterley and Harold Lock. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 9th, 2014 from 2-4p.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held on Monday March 10th at 11a.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the North Ekfrid United Church or to your charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com.

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Samplonius, Ben of Dutton

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Suddenly on March 5, 2014, after 27 year of making everyone around him a better person, Ben Samplonius of Dutton, left us doing what he loved. Ben lived his life to the fullest, never wanting to look back and regret not doing something. He leaves behind his best friend, fiancé and partner, Sarah McCallum, and his faithful companions Stella and Toby. In-laws to be Duncan and Debbie McCallum of Iona Station, brother-in-law to be Jeff McCallum, and “adopted” aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins. Incredible son to William and Lena Samplonius, big brother to Laura Samplonius (Derek Scott), Jacob and Daniel Samplonius, all of Strathroy. Grandson to Gerald and Wilma Samplonius, Henk and Cathy VanBynen and great grandson to Bert and Cathy Vens. Missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and uncles.
He will be greatly missed by his entire Rawhide and Big Easy rodeo families, close friends and neighbours including all the “Cowal Cowboys”.

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cowboy Crisis Fund or the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.
Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral HomeBen 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416. Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 where a celebration of Ben’s life service will be held on Monday March10 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Cowal-McBride Cemetery. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Mills: Mercedes of Sarnia

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Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday March 6, 2014 MERCEDES B. (KELLEY) MILLS has passed away at the age of 55.  Loving daughter of David and Bronwen Kelley.    Beloved wife of Gary Mills for 31 years.  Cherished mother of Kelly Mortenson (Joe), David (Jessica) Mills and Ashley Mills.  Dear grandmother of Thomas Cooper Mills, Morgan Ryle Mills and expected granddaughter baby Mills.  Also survived by 4 wonderful sisters, Pam Kelley, Pat Kelley, Heather May and Jennifer Vail (Bill).  Nieces Rebecca and Amanda May and nephew Justin Vail.  In 1959 at the age of 1 yr, her mother took her to see Queen Elizabeth II  as she drove by in her car going to Canatara Park.  Mercedes was employed at the R. C. L. Br 62 as a bartender then spent the last 10 yrs at Sarnia Produce as a cashier where she enjoyed working with the Troiani family who she called her work family.  She loved to read, make puzzle, go on road trip (drive only),  her Friday nights scrapbooking,  the ladies at Lasting Impressions and camping at Orchardview Trailer Park for 18 yrs.  Mercedes treasured her time with Thomas and Morgan Ryle and her family.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Mercedes’ life will be held on Monday March 10th at 11:00 a.m. from the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Breast Cancer Society or the Relay for Life.  The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Dostaler, Dr. Yoshida, the nurses at the Cancer Clinic and her home care nurse Nicol McColl for their care and compassion. 

 

The D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9

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WALKER: Kenneth Allan of London

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Walker K (edited)WALKER, Kenneth Allan – At Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 in his 86th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Bernice “Bunny” (Webster). Loving father of Michael (Jackie) Walker of Port Franks, Judy Sessions of London and Cheryl “Sherry” Brown (Jay Patzer) of Lambeth. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Terry (Robyn) Walker, Dennel (Gary) Wistaff, Kim Sessions (Chris Elliott), Kristy Walker (Joe Rogister) and Lucas Brown and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son-in-law Ken Sessions. Ken was employed by Somerville Industries for 43 years. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, March 9th, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon followed by a celebration of Ken’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Byron-Springbank Branch 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London, from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9th. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ken are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HOLMES: John William of London

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Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, John Holmes in his 77thyear. Loving father of Candace Ann Holmes (Donna Skroski) and Jacqueline Jane Holmes (Tim White). Dear brother of Bob (Winnifred), Ken (Judy), Eric (Irene), Jim (Sandy), and Sue (Dan) May. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, his dog, Jackson,  his coffee and golf buddies, John and Toula, Bev and Brian. Predeceased by his brother Richard and sister Marlene. At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WILSON: Annie of London

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24400 WilsonWILSON: Annie “Ann” (nee Aiken)

Peacefully with her longtime friend Shirley by her side at the Dearness Home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Ann C. Wison of London (formerly of Prince Edward Island, age 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Frank W. Wilson.  Loving mother of the late Janet McCurdy (Davey) and son Larry Wilson of London. Dear sister of Catherine Buell of Charlottetown and sister-in-law of Muriel of Fredericton NB.  Predeceased by her parents Alexander and Euphemia (Todd), her sister Violet Newell and her brothers Daniel and Robert.  Family and friends may call at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:30pm until the Funeral Service time in the Chapel at 2:30pm.  Our greatest appreciation o the staff of the Dearness Home for their exceptional care. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery London.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London ON  N6B 3H8 or Crossroads, P.O. Box 5100, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M2.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CHIVERTON: Maurice of London

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24395 Chiverton 2CHIVERTON, Maurice Evans (Ev)…

Of Wortley Village, London, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Parkwood Hospital, at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of the late Myrna Chiverton.  Predeceased by his son Mark.  Survived by his daughter Lisa Kasle (Roger) and dear grandchildren Veronica Jolise, Jake Robert Evans and Jacqueline Suzanne Slavik.  Also survived by his beloved God Children Beckie and Gavin (Laura) Collishaw with their parents John and Wendy; Chelsea and Dillon Kay with their parents Michelle and Terry, plus dear friends Rod and Pam Wilker.  Ev was born in London on March 24th, 1935 to Wanless (Evans) and Dr. Lee (Doc) Chiverton.  He was an expert draftsman with Moore Air Equipment for 53 years.  He spent most of his weekends throughout his lifetime near Parry Sound with his late wife of 42 years and many friends – boating, fishing, and wood crafting.  When his late son, Mark, was a goalie on a competitive hockey team, Ev travelled across Ontario with the boys.  Most notably he helped raise Championship Dachshunds with Myrna.  He is survived by four dogs who are now living on their friends’ farm with seven close canine relatives. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6C 5J1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HOLDEN: Marjorie Frances of London

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24396 HoldenHOLDEN, Marjorie Frances (nee Teel)…..

Peacefully at Chartwell (Chateau Gardens), London, on Friday, February 28, 2014, Marjorie Holden in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Lorne W. Holden. Loving mother of Craig (Anne) Holden of Toronto, Carol (Tom) Halpin of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Glen (the late Diane) Holden of Nassau, Bahamas, Mark (Heather) Holden of London. Much loved Nana of Tom, Ann Catherine, Marie, John, Liz, Tafadzwa, Ben, Max and Amy and also missed by her 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sisters Pauline Dery and Shirley DeBellefeuille, her brother Grant Teel. The family would like to thank the staff at Chartwell for their wonderful care and support. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. Anne’s Anglican Church (Byron), 1344 Commissioners Road West, London  where the funeral service will take place at 11:00 am with Reverend Canon Janet M. Lynall officiating. As an expression of sympathy and In-Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colbourne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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