HARRIS: Dorothy Jean Elizabeth, of London

Posted by on February 27, 2016

Harris, Dorothy editPeacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, surrounded by her loving family in the afternoon of Friday, February 26th, 2016.  Daughter of the late Wentworth and Emily Styles, of Paynes Mills, Ontario.  Loving Mother of two sons:  Dennis (Marg), of St. Thomas and David (Helen), of Poplar Hill.  Cherished Grandmother of three granddaughters:  Lori Crane, of Union, Jennifer Harris, of London, and Jessica Harris, of Poplar Hill; and four great grandchildren:  Dylan and Brodie Crane, of Union, and Emilene and Olivia Michaud of London.  Survived by her sister, Grace Jewel, of St. Thomas, as well as by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her siblings May Luscombe, Thelma Draper, Melvin Styles and Raymond Styles.  Dorothy was born May 3rd, 1926 in Paynes Mills, and was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance, for a total of 26 years, in St. Thomas and then in London, before retiring many years ago.  Dorothy was a member of Knollwood Baptist Church in London.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 – 5:00 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 Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment in Frome Cemetery.  The family extends heartfelt special thanks to CCAC, Saint Elizabeth PSWs, the VON, RN Susan Robinson and St. Joseph’s Hospice.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Program.

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BAIN; Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on February 27, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of RUBY HAZEL MARIE BAIN, of Petrolia, was in her 94th year on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia.   Marie was predeceased by her husbands Blake O’Dell (1948) and Ken Bain (2012) and her daughter Diahann Bain (2013).  She will be missed by her daughters Pat (Wes) Coke, Nancy (Gord) Jeffrey, and Bain;MarieKaren (Greg) Cross.   She was a loved grandmother to Shari, Shauna, Ian, Rob, Jennifer, Mark, Alysha, and Tyler and great grandmother to Eva.  Marie was the daughter of the late Ben and Rose Calhoun and a sister to the late Kathleen Cant(2015) and the late Ralph Calhoun (2009).  A private service was held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com).

 

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LONGAY, John

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Longay_JohnPeacefully after a brief illness at the age of 92. Loving husband of Ann for 60 years. Dear father of Carol Sadler (Jon), Patricia Jahn (Daniel), Richard (Miriam), Gregory, Robert (Laurie) and Brian (Cindy). Survived by brother Paul. Cherished grandpa of 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. John retired from Tool & Die at Ford Canada after over 40 years of service. He enjoyed a long retirement, living in Victoria BC for 13 years, and was an avid lawn bowler. John loved to garden and will be sadly missed by his friends at Amica. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A private family service will be held and cremation will follow. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WOODS-FORTUNE, Emelda Elizabeth

Posted by on February 26, 2016

web_Woods-FortuneWent to be with the Lord in the presence of her family, on February 26, 2016 at 80 years of age. Born in Trinidad & Tobago. Predeceased by her husband Bertrand. Loving mother of Wendy and husband Preston Christopher. Cherished grandmother of Terryann, Keon and Kerston Christopher. Loving sister of Lawrence Woods and Matilda Holder. Predeceased by siblings Judith, Inez, Violet and Leo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. If you so desire, donations to St. Alphonsus Church would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, March 1st from 6 p.m. until time of Service at 7 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Burial to take place at a later date in Trinidad. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WESTGATE: Lillian of Watford

Posted by on February 26, 2016

IMG_0001Peacefully passed at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Archie Westgate (April 24th, 2003). Loving mother of Shirley (Bruce) McLean-Ross, David (Barb) Westgate, Carol and Tom Westgate. Cherished grandmother of Steve (Heather) McLean, Lisa McLean, Rob (Sarah) McLean, Katie Westgate and Greg Westgate. Will be missed by her five (5) great grandchildren and her only great great grandson Noah. Treasured sister of Hilda (Doug) Jones and step-sister of Bruce Killam. Forever remembered by her many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 12p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m.  Interment to follow at the Watford Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

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SMITH: Audrey (Dodge) formerly of Zurich

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Smith, Audrey-W300At Butternut Manor, Uxbridge, on Friday, February 26, 2016, formerly of Zurich in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph Wendel Smith (2003).  Dear mother of Kevin and Anne of Minden, Karen of Richmond Hill, Tom and Gail of Calgary, Allan and Tricia of Uxbridge, and Shannon of Alliston.  Dear grandmother of Jessica and Mykel Smith; Racheal and Eric Dalton; Robert, Lisa and Jennifer Smith; and Ryan Smith; and Zachary and Dylan Smith.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wanda Mattice, Sister Margaret Dodge, Rita Piemly Dodge, Rhonda Dodge, and Dorothy Dodge. Great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Charlotte, Bennett, Jordan and Jackson.  Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, and the entire Smith and Dodge families. Predeceased by her loving son, Wayne brothers Thomas, Edmund (Teddy), Noel, and Lawrence Dodge.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N., Zurich on Sunday afternoon 2-5 PM.  Parish prayers will be said in the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary Street, Zurich on Monday, February 29th at 11 AM with Father Matthew George officiating.  Interment St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bronson Line, Zurich.

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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CLARK: Susan of London

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Clark, Susan (for web & MR inside) (edited)CLARK, Susan Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 in London, Ontario, in her 68th year. Cherished wife of the late Terry Clark. Loving mother of Leanne Pascoe (Daniel), Melanie Hartman (Brian), David Batchelor (Sheri), and Kellie Barker (Jeff). Proud Grandma of Ryan Tarr, Lauren & Dylan Christie, and Mikayla & Jack Hartman. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Margaret Kelly, and survived by brother Paul Kelly. Susan’s charismatic spirit and love for Morrison Lake will live on, and she will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (with visitation one hour prior). A memorial service will be held in the coming months at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Susan are asked to consider the Norton and Lucille Wolf Breast Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

 

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CONLAN: Constance Marie of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 26, 2016

CONLAN,  Constance Marie  (Connie)

Passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the age of 83 years.  Beloved wife of the late William James Conlan. Dear friend of Rene Raymond.  Loving mother of William Bradley Conlan (wife Christine), and Thomas James Conlan (wife Donna).  Grandmother of Adam (wife Kim), David (wife Kristen), Aaron (wife Kayla), Alicia, and Amber.  Great Grandmother of Brody, Ewen, Aubrey, and Rowen.  The family wishes to thank the nursing and caregiving staff for her care in her time of need.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Forest

 

 

 

 

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MCLACHLAN – Edward L.W. “Ed” of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 26, 2016

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of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 25th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Carolyn L. (Baxter) McLachlan and loved father of James “Jim” McLachlan (Lee) of Scotland, Edward McLachlan (Lacey) of Columbus, Ohio. Dear brother of Agnes Nicoll, Joan Hosie (Bill), William McLachlan (Margaret), Margaret  (Tom Waldron), Jessie McKenzie (Ian) and James Garvock. Loved grandfather of Jaime and Justine and great grandfather of Dexter and Jay. Dear brother-in-law of David and Joanne Baxter. Sadly missed by several aunts, uncle and nephews and nieces. Ed was born in Dundee, Scotland on March 18, `1941, the son of the late James McLachlan and Agnes (McLachlan) Garvock. He was the owner of E.&T Martial Arts, Founder of Global Martial Arts, Vice President Banto Warriors Canada , A.S.L. Signs Self Defense for the Deaf,  He was a member of the IOOF Foresters) Oddfellows Lodge #310. Past J. Grand and Noble Grand and also District Deputy Grand Master of the District of Erie.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Calton Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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WATSON: Betty of Parkhill

Posted by on February 25, 2016

 

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Betty Watson announces her passing on February 25th, 2016 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Hugh Albert Watson (2003). Loving mother of Robert Watson, late Louise (Paul) Hodgins, Hugh (Diane) Watson, Cheryl (Roger) O’Connor, Brian (Laura) Watson, Deborah Carwana, and Ian (Leigh) Watson. Proud grandmother of Chris (Angela), Darcy (Pam), Caitlyn, Kylie, Alanys, Cassidy, Ryan (Brooke), Justin (Tracy), Sarah, Ashlyn, Andie, and Brycen. Great- grandmother of 7 special great-grandchildren. Survived by her brothers Gerald (Sylvia) Austin and Don (Eileen) Austin. Predeceased by her sister Edith Hilbert. Betty will be remembered by many extended family, neighbours and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 from 1- 3p.m with a service to follow at 3p.m at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig. Interment to take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

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WARREN: Frank C. of St. Thomas, Ont

Posted by on February 25, 2016

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WARREN – It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Charles Warren announces his passing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in his 87th year.  Frank is survived by his children Cindy Howlett of St. Thomas, Martin (Paige) Mills of Winnipeg, Anne (Bill) Martin of St. Thomas, Kevin Mills of B.C., Russ Earhart of St. Thomas, and Judy (Bob) Holt of St. Thomas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; his twin brothers Bill (Ruth) Warren of St. Thomas and Harry (Dorothy) Warren of Stoney Creek; and by his sisters-in-law Shirley (late Herb) Percival and Margot (late Gordon) Bolton all of Guelph; and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his wife Joyce Warren (2012), his sister Jean Chiasson, and his brother-in-law Rev. Canon Harold Thomasson.  Frank had retired after many years of service as a nurse’s aide at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, with the funeral service will taking place in the chapel at 12:00pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to the Salvation Army – St. Thomas or the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

 

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BESZTENLERER: Anna (nee Knauz) of London, Ont.

Posted by on February 25, 2016

AnnaBESZTENLERER – Anna (nee Knauz) of London, Ontario passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the age of 92.  Beloved wife of the late Kalman Besztenlerer.  Anna is survived by her son Carman and her daughter-in-law Yvette Budai of London; her grandchildren Nikolette Budai and Samantha Budai of London, Zsolt Peczeli, Gyongyi Oszik, and Gabriella Peczeli all of Hungary; and her sister Katalin Szabo along with many family members still living in Hungary.  Predeceased by her daughter Gabriella Peczeli.  Anna had retired after years of service at the London Psychiatric Hospital.   Arrangements are entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Hungary.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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LEWIS: Elva of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 25, 2016

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Answered the call of her Lord to go home on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Beloved wife of Bob for 51 years. Mother of Sherry Gauthier (Rod), and Trevor Lewis (Pam). Grandmother of Matt, Kate, David, Brad, Hannah, Greg, Brooke, Heather, and Jeff. Sister in law of June Aulis and Gord Lewis. Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Forest Baptist Church on Monday, Febraury 29, 2016, at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, London. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Camp Hermosa Building Fund or to Forest Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  TTFN

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HARVEY, William “Bill” Lee of Grand Bend, age 88

Posted by on February 25, 2016

HARVEY, WilliamHARVEY:  It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family announces the passing of an amazing soul mate, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William (Bill) Lee Harvey, in his 89th year.  Bill left us on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter.  He was born in Woodstock on November 18th, 1927 and retired in Grand Bend in 1982.  Bill was the loving companion to Shirley Andraza, caring father to Bill Harvey and Mark and Kathy Harvey, grandfather to Jodie, Kelly and Matthew and several great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by his extended family, Mark and Mary Andraza, Jason and Patti Andraza, Michelle and Kevin, Jada, McKenna and Ryder. Predeceased by his parents Olive Virginia Lee and Kenneth Peter Harvey, wife Mary Margaret (Emich) Harvey and son Kenneth Harvey.  His career for 25 years with the United Co-operative took him to several cities in Ontario, moving to Grand Bend to spend 10 years with the Cooks Division/P&H in Hensall.  Bill was a past Chartered member of the Rotary Club of Grand Bend, member of Kinsmen Club of Chatham, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Grand Bend and Past President and Chairman of the Ontario Grain and Feed Association.  He was a competitive curler, fisherman and would meet you anytime on the golf course to demonstrate his avid love of the game.  At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11 a.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations, payable by cheque to Grand Bend Community Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 498 or the Grand Bend Community Health Centre would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WITHEROW – Roy Alan of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2016

Witherow – Roy Alan of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, in his 69th year. Beloved partner and best friend of Sylvia White. Dearly loved son of Lorraine Armstrong-Witherow and the late Earl Witherow. Loved father of Tammy Tolman and cherished grandpa of Holden Tolman. Dear brother or Terry Witherow and step-brother of James Armstrong, Dale Zang and Shawn Armstrong.  Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his grandson Taylor James Tolman. Roy was born in St. Thomas on April 12th, 1947. He retired from Imperial Tobacco, Aylmer after 36 years and enjoyed working part time in security.

In keeping with Roy’s wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.

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HAGGIS: Olive of London

Posted by on February 24, 2016
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At University Hospital, London, on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Olive (Robb) Haggis in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late John H. (Jack) Haggis (2006) for over 58 years. Dear mother of Dianne Moore and her husband Wayne of Strathroy; Karen Haggis of London, and Jeffery Haggis and his wife Karen of Glencoe. Proud grandmother of Denise Gee and her husband Rob, Lisa Mizzi and her husband Jason, Matthew and Nicole Haggis and great-grandmother of Olivia and Ryan Gee and Zachary and Zoey Mizzi. The family will receive friends one hour prior (1-2pm) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5. Online condolences, memories and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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TREMAINE: Bryon of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2016

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After a courageous battle, passed away peacefully at the lake, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the age of 41 years.  Beloved partner of Adele Lewis.  Loving father of Wesley, Lucas, and Shelby Tremaine.  Dear son of Keith Tremaine and Donna Gowdy.  Brother of  Janet Entwistle and Helen Tremaine.  Uncle of Preston and Tyler Entwistle, and Michael Dinning.

Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Friday, February 26, 2016, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Forest United Church on Saturday afternoon, February 27, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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PETERSON, Rosalie Bernadette of London

Posted by on February 24, 2016

PETERSON, Rosalie Bernadette

Feb. 11, 1938 – Feb. 20, 2016

Rosalie passed peacefully with her loved ones at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She is the daughter of Ken and Marie Matthews, born in London, Ontario, at the Bethesda hospital, the fifth of six children. She is predeceased by her parents, sister Gloria, and brothers Ken (Sam) and Don. Rosalie had four children from her first marriage, Tom (Meg), Marie (Hiro), Lisa (Phil), and Don (Dana). Nanna will be sadly missed by all of her grandchildren: Derek, Craig, Elizabeth, Tess, Bailey and Tristan; great-grandchildren Amaya and Gavin; step-daughter Kim (Steven Arnezeder) and their children Ryan and Samantha. She leaves behind her sisters Linda (Steve) and Elayne (the late Chuck). Rosalie leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Jim Peterson. Rosalie had a life-long love of needle work and was very proud of the clothes she made for her girls and her grandchildren. Her dolls were a favorite of all who received them and she took great pleasure in making them for family and friends. She was an avid reader and follower of current events. Rose was a lively and articulate conversationalist who lived by the rule, “treat others the way you would like to be treated”. She passed on her love of sports and physical activity to all her children. Christmas was a special time of year for Rose going so far as to get a job in a year round Christmas store during her time in Florida. Life-long friends Mary Cameron, Loretta Prue, and Gwen Hunt all met in grade school or at one of her first jobs at Bell in London. “The Ladies” made her retirement in London a happy one and their love and care for her up until the end was a testament to their true friendship. Rosalie was very close with her cousins and extended family here in London. Her niece, Roz, was a favourite who gave much comfort to Rosalie at St. Joseph’s. She has always been a London girl at heart no matter where she lived and made it back when retirement time came. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff, nurses, volunteers, and Dr. Bishop at St. Joseph’s Hospice whose care made Rosalie as comfortable as humanly possible; thank-you all so much. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. Interment will be held at a later date at Green Hills Cemetery in Lucknow, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice in London or the Canadian Cancer Society. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“May she find eternal rest, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

The just shall live in everlasting remembrance; she shall fear no evil”.

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NEILL – Donald James Stewart “Stink” of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Neill (189x275)Neill –Donald James Stewart  “Stink” of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2015, in his 58th year.  Beloved son of James “Dan” and Donna (Bowlby) Neill and dearly loved brother of Robert Neill (Anne), Deborah Neill (Jim), W. Danny Neill (Laurine) and the late Connie Neill.  Lovingly remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Don was born in St. Thomas on October 10th, 1958. He was a plumber by trade and worked as a custodian at International Academy in London. He enjoyed playing  and refereed  hockey, soccer, baseball and golf. Don was an assistant trainer for the St. Thomas Stars over 10 years and was the assistant trainer for the Ontario Hockey Team at the Canada Winter Games in Sidney, N.S.,  in 1987, where they won a silver metal.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00pm . Cremation to follow with private interment Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9pm and Friday from 12-1pm. Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Minor Hockey, Baseball or Soccer. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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MCDADE – Angela Donna of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 23, 2016

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On February 22nd, 2016 – age 46, despite her resilient effort to live, Angela passed away surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Newfoundland and raised in St. Thomas, her life was filled with many highs and lows, with health battles in-between. Her family often referred to her as the ‘cat with nine lives,’ due to the many times she was able to overcome the odds and fight against sickness over the past 7 years.  No matter what seemed to knock Angela down, she was able to get back up with the help and encouragement of her supportive family. Angela will join her ‘older bro’ Ed McDade, who lost his battle to cancer three years back. We can only imagine how happy and excited she is to share her humour with him once again, and continue her admiration towards her older brother. Loving daughter of Edward and Margaret McDade, proud mother to Brandon (Celeste), Courtney and Darren.  Darren’s father Brian Catt was always there to be a helpful and best friend to Angela. She was a devoted grandmother to Edward and William, who changed her life with positivity and love. Angela was the youngest sister to Karen McDade (Steve), Jeanette Martin and Shirley Ashton (Morris). A loving auntie to Bradley, Sarah and Trevor Martin, Meggie and Jordan Ashton, and Faith McDade. Angela will be fondly remembered by her Aunt Jeanette, Uncle Don Davison and family from Burlington. Her Aunt Carol Crowe, family from Isle of Man, and the extended family in England and Scotland will always remember their light-hearted Angela.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00am. Cremation to follow with interment of ashes in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00-9:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital Dialysis Unit). Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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VANDENBURG – Cornelius John “Case” of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 23, 2016

IMG_00008990_edit (205x275)Vandenburg-Cornelius John “Case” of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Ineke (Goslinga) Vandenburg and loved father of Roy Kennedy, Peter Vandriesten, Lee-Ann Vandenburg and Robert Vandenburg. Loved grandfather of Kayla and Courtney. Also survived by a number of other grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Case was born in The Netherlands on October 16, 1945. He was a retired truck driver with Transfreight.

The  funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the Church on Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the First Christian Reformed Church. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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RODGERS – Jacqueline of Port Stanley

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Rodgers (174x275)Rodgers-Jacqueline of Port Stanley, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, at the L.H.S.C. at the age of 65. Dearly loved wife of Stanley Wayne Rodgers and much loved mother of Melissa Bainbridge, Sandra Latour (Phil) and Carrie Bubel (Jason). Cherished grandmother of Nolan, Joel, Blake, Reese, Linkin, Devon and Sophia. Predeceased by a brother Paul Camuso. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Jackie was born in Hamilton on October 22, 1950, the daughter of he late John Henry and Bernice  Shubrook. She worked at Eaton/Yale.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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HILTON: June of London

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Hilton (edited)HILTON, June – With heavy hearts we announce the gentle passing of June at The Village of Glendale Crossing on Monday, February 22nd, 2016. June and her surviving twin sister Jean La Voie Welshman were born on June 29, 1923 to James and Stella Arnold. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Hilton (1998), daughter Judy Taggart, brother Clifford Arnold, sisters Marjorie Harvey and Frieda Smith. Survived by her first husband Larry Holdaway, daughter Janet Holdaway, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of Ottawa. Loving aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews in Ontario and British Columbia, who will cherish her always. She was much loved by her friends in the deaf community, especially her best friend and schoolmate, Dorothy Parr. June will always be remembered for her big smile, loving nature and her always ready sense of humour. Thanks to all the wonderful staff of Glendale Crossing, who so lovingly cared for our Aunt June. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of June are asked to consider the Canadian Hearing Society. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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RONALD: Dennis John of London

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Ronald (edited)RONALD, Dennis John

1949 – 2016

With much courage and dignity, and surrounded by his family at home, Dennis John Ronald of London, on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 in his 67th year. Dearly loved father of Amie Ronald-Morgan (Chris), Shannon McGill (Aaron), Lindsay (Marc Riopelle), and Allie Purcell. Devoted and proud Papa of Donovan, Imogen, Alaya, Sonja, Leah, and Ethan. Long-time partner of Carrie Ronald. Cherished son of Thelma Ronald of Brantford and the late John (Jack) Ronald. Dear oldest brother to Donna Coyne (Bill), Brian Ronald (Diana), and Barbara Longo (John). Dennis will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, cousins, his many friends, and his loyal companion, Bobby the beagle. A Brantford resident for most of his life, Dennis welded for Stelco Steel in Hamilton for almost four decades. Upon his retirement, he moved to London to be closer to his family, and treasured spending time with his kids and grandkids. Dennis was an avid fan of sports and music and had an encyclopedic knowledge of both subjects – and just about anything else you might want to hear of. Dennis loved to watch his London Knights and could talk about Coronation Street for hours. Dennis had a passion for mentoring young athletes and served as a coach for minor league hockey teams in Brantford and region. The family extends warmest thanks to Sherry Vergilio, RN (ParaMed), Dr. Kirk Hamilton & team, and the wonderful care Dennis received at the Cancer Centre and at University Hospital. Friends will be received at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., with a celebration of life service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dennis are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or a youth sporting charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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TALBOT: Micheal (Mike) of Lucan

Posted by on February 23, 2016

Talbot, MikeMicheal (Mike) Talbot passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, while on vacation in Thailand, at the age of 28.

Loving son of Trish and Steve Gould of Lucan.  Big brother of Vanessa and Samantha Gould, both at home.  Loving son of Jerry Talbot and wife Allison of London.  Loved brother of Dylan Talbot? of London?.  Adored grandson of Howie Sheridan of Lucan, John and Bev Talbot of Kirkland Lake, Leroy Gould of Exeter, and Elaine Gould and Tom of Goderich.  Dear nephew of Tim and Donna Sheridan of Exeter, Sharlene (Sheridan) and Bob Jones of Exeter, Al Sheridan of London, Ron Talbot of London.  Missed by his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins.  Predeceased by his grandma Audrey Sheridan, and his aunt Debbie Talbot.  For the last 3 years, Micheal had been living and working in China teaching English.  Mike had an incredible personality, which endeared him to his many close friends, and anyone else who knew him.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan for visitation on Wednesday, February 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A memorial service will be held at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, 263 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday, February 25th.  Please gather at 12:30 PM for the service, which will be held at 1 PM with Pastor Brad Sumner officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

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