AYERS: Mary Margaret (Hayes) of London.

Posted by on May 27, 2013

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Mary Margaret Ayers of London, Ontario announces her passing on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at University Hospital, London. After a long hard fought battle, Mary’s passing was peaceful.  She was surrounded by the love of her daughters Norah and Kathy and son in law Ben.  Mary was born on Sept 27, 1925 in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland.  She was the daughter of John and Mary Hayes (Flood).  Beloved wife of the late Joe (Harold) Ayers (1988).  Precious mother, best friend and mentor to Norah Ayers-Toong (Ben) and Kathleen Ayers.  Devoted and loving grandmother to Kevin Toong (Carole) and Katherine Toong.  Predeceased by her brothers Patrick, John, Michael and William Hayes and by her sisters Kathleen Hayes, Bridget Hayes, Norah Cole. Mary’s daughters would like to especially thank mom’s special angel Joanne Lee for her compassionate care and friendship.  They would also like to thank her 2 special PSW’s Maria and Dianne and RNP Candice Bray who supported and comforted her throughout these last several months.  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 196 Dufferin Avenue on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Prayers Friday evening at 7 o’clock.   Donations to the London Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Ayers.

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DI MARCO: Maria Francesca (nee Pasquini) of London.

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary’s Hospital, London on Friday May 17, 2013 Frances Di Marco of London in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband Albert. Loving mother of Amalia (Elia) Buragina and Fernanda (Nick) Casalanguida. Cherished Nanna of Tony (Angela) Buragina, Melina Buragina, Lisa (Luigi) Cifa, Nikki (Matteo) Merla and Anna Casalanguida (Fabio Pupillo). Great grandmother of Elia, Teresa, Nicolas, Lucas, Gabriella and Anthony. Dear sister-in-law of Maria Pasquini. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her brothers Nicola (Ida) Pasquini and Giovanni Pasquini; her sisters Anna Pasquini, Maria D’Alessandro and Giuditta Santobuono, as well as Joseph and Katherine Di Marco. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum – St. Peter’s Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 7 o’clock.Donations to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Centre for Cognitive Vitality would be appreciated. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers of St. Mary’s Hospital.

“Always in our Hearts”

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MUNRO: Margaret Anne (nee Paterson) of Toronto, formerly of London.

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Passed away peacefully on May 16 in Toronto at 85 years of age. She was born and raised in Cornwall, but lived in London most of her life. Anne was loving mother to Kirsten and Jason; sister to Helen, Constance, Frank and Ted (brothers deceased); sister-in-law to Doris, Marcie, Conroy and Janet; and mother-in-law to Lisa and Anik. Anne was a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, a lover of books, and a keeper of knowledge. She inspired respect and admiration in all who knew her, and had impeccable style. Friends and family will celebrate her life at Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo St., London on Thursday, May 23 from 11:00 to 12:30. A mass will follow at 1:00 at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta St., London.

“Obscure and little seen my way Through life has ever been,  But winding from my earliest day, Through many a wondrous scene.”

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MANNERS: Florence of London

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Florence, the beloved wife of Dr. Douglas Manners for 57 years, passed away peacefully from pneumonia at University Hospital, London on May 14, 2013 at the age of 83. She will be lovingly remembered always by her children Linda Toivanen and her husband John, Karen Hull and her husband Hodge, Lorraine Manners and Douglas and his wife Alenka. Dear Grandma of Meredith, Kaitlyn, Hayley and Megan. The youngest of seven children: Caye, Peggy, Bill, Mary, the late Eleanor and the late John. Aunt Florence had many nephews and nieces, all who remember her fondly. Thank you to her dear caregiver Beth Strickland and St. Mary’s Mount Hope. Family and friends will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at St. Michael’s Church, 511 Cheapside Street, London on Monday morning at 11:30 with a reception in the church hall to follow.  Private family interment St. Peter’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre or St. Michael’s Church would be appreciated.

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CICIRELLO: Antonina of London

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at home on Monday, May 13, 2013 in her 93rd year. Loving wife of the late Gaetano (2012). Dear mother of Giovanna Mistretta (Benny), Lina Cicirello and Vita Pirrello (Al).  Proud Nonna and sadly missed by her grandchildren Cathy DeGurse (Frank), Antonella Plommer (Dan), Len Mistretta, Donny Pirrello and Cara Pirrello and by her great grandchildren Justin, Natalie, Sophia, Maya, Amanda, Christina and Benedetto.  Dear sister of Angelina Pirrello and sister in law of Maria Cicirello.   Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Italy. Predeceased by her mother Michelangela Imperiale and her  father Vito Pirrello. A special thank you to Dr. Lucy Pezzutto, Linda Damore, Sara Renouf, Amanda, Olive and Revera staff and Jenna.  Thank you to all for your kindness and care. Antonina immigrated to Canada with her family from Sicily in 1966.  She and her husband built a life and a future for their family in Canada which they were very proud of. Antonina enjoyed her beautiful garden, and cooking delicious foods for her family.  She was a kind, warm, strong and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 o’clock. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 345 Lyle Street at York Street on Friday morning May 17, 2013 at 11 o’clock. Interment St.Peter’s  Cemetery. Prayers Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Restoration Fund.

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Penney, Muriel “Molly” Elizabeth of Mooretown and formerly Glencoe

Posted by on May 26, 2013

Penney, Muriel “Molly” Elizabeth- We are in sorrow- she is in total joy. We see the separation-she is in the presence of her Lord. We know weeping-she has had her tears wiped away. We share a deep loss-she has gained a crown that will not fade away. We are aware of her absence- she has been welcomed home. It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Muriel “Molly” Elizabeth Penney of Mooretown and formerly Glencoe, on Saturday May 25, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Lincoln Penney (1998). Left to mourn her passing are; her children, Robert Penney and his wife Janet of Corunna, Sharon Norris and her husband Terry of Sarnia, Stephen Penney of British Columbia, Donna Nisbet and her husband Ron of Mooretown and Greg Penney of West Lorne; her grandchildren, David and Kylee Penney, Laura Penney, Tom and Becky Norris, Heather Norris, Matthew and Shannon Nisbet, Bradley, Carolyn, and Olivia Nisbet, Emily Penney and her three great-grandchildren. Born in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia on August 3, 1923 she is also survived by; her siblings, Lola Noseworthy, Doris Caulier, Warren Aikens all of Little Harbour, N.S., Eva and Diane Aikens of Dartmouth, N.S. Isabel Snow and Helen Bonvie of New Glasgow, N.S.; brother-in-law, Clem Guthro of Little Harbour, N.S. and sisters-in-law, Maude Noseworthy of Wallaceburg and Victoria Chamberlain of Sarnia. She was predeceased by her siblings, Lloyd Aikens, Evelyn Guthro and Carolyn Stevenson. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Tuesday May 28th  from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from Parkway Pentecostal Church, Corunna on Wednesday May 29th at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Jay Black officiating. Interment will follow in Moore-Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to Molly’s special charity-Parkway Pentecostal Church Missions Fund. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

“She has left her handprint upon our hearts”

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Kipp, Gordon Harry of Port Franks

KippWebAt Strathroy Middlesex Health Alliance on Saturday May 25, 2013 GORDON HARRY KIPP age 93 of Port Franks. Beloved husband of Bonnieta Jean (Wilbur) Kipp. Father of Gordon Jr. (Ruth), Marlene (Gary Johnston), Sharon McAuley, Bill (Sue), Barb (Brian Innis), Shirley Evans, Brenda (Bob Burkett), Joe (Linda) and father in law of Marg. Step-father of Cherrie (Kim Lalonde), Janet Everaert, Penny (Tim VanDellen), Brad Rabideau (Karen) and Dale Rabideau (Lisa). Also survived by sisters Ruth Klinkhammer and Jean Tate, brother Harold Kipp, 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Henry Lesley Kipp and Gertrude Mae (nee Schooley), sister Ena Richards, son Donald Kipp, brothers-in-law Jerry Tate and Phil Klinkhammer, daughter-in-law Marion Kipp and son-in-law Keith Evans. Private cremation arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Strathroy Middlesex Health Alliance

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HOFFMAN: Carol of Brantford formerly of Port Dover

Posted by on May 26, 2013

HOFFMAN Carol of Brantford, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Devoted and lovinCarolHoffman.largeg mother, grandmother and mother-in-law of Greg (Laura) Eyre and children Ryan and Shannon, Michelle (Rick) Miranda and children Samantha, Taylor, Daniel, Lisa and Rachel, Cris Eyre and children Brandon and Nicholas and Andrea (Shawn) Little and son Robert. Carol was the previous wife of the late Roger Eyre (1981), daughter of the late Harold (1966) Hoffman and Eleanor (Allman Hoffman (1977). Carol was a registered nurse who graduated 1957 from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of nursing. She worked in various fields of nursing throughout her long and fulfilling career. Carol was a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross Society for many years and an active member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Port Dover and more recently, St. John’s Anglican Church in Brantford. Carol was a loving, fun, loyal and devoted mother and friend with a very big heart. She loved nursing and caring for others and was always available to lend a helping hand or to aid someone in their time of need. She brightened the lives of those around her, with her sense of humour and refusal to give up no  matter what. Despite her many health setbacks in recent years, she remained optimistic, cheerful and stoic to the end. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and loving family. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Lifecare, especially the staff on Pine Trail, especially Dr. D. Allan, the nursing staff, the support Workers, the housekeepers and the kitchen staff for their care, support and dedication to making her life comfortable and happy. Mom lived at St. Joseph’s for less than one year and was made to feel like a member of a warm and caring family. For those wishing, donations to St. John’s Anglican Church, Brantford, the SPCA or Humane Society or Port Dover Volunteer Fire Department. At Carol’s request all services are private family, taking place Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11 am . Father Chris Travers officiating. THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 have been entrusted with the arrangements. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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PRIEST: Alfred John, of London

Posted by on May 24, 2013

Priest - EditedAt University Hospital, on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, Alfred John Priest, in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of Dorothea Rose for 62 years.  Loving father of Rosemarie Martin, Geoffrey and the late Faye Priest, and the late David Priest.  Dear grandfather of Patrick Martin (Mary Ellen Huisman), David Martin (Nicole St. Martin), Daniel (Brandy) Martin, Aaron Priest (Tasha), Andrew Priest, and Gillian Priest.  Great-grandfather of Justus, Dylan, Liam and Brandon.  Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Australia and England.  Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Anne Priest, and by his siblings Bill Priest, Elizabeth Few, Edith Priest, Ethel Whale, Arthur Priest, David M. Priest and Donald Priest.  Alfred loved sports, history, reading and spending time with his family.  The funeral service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Interment, St. Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Brinsley, Ontario.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CAMPBELL: Robert Kenneth of Strathroy

Posted by on May 24, 2013

Campbell, Robert ORIGIt is with sadness that we mourn the loss of Robert Kenneth Campbell in his 82nd year at Strathroy Hospital on Friday, May 24, 2013.  Beloved husband of 58 years to Jean Campbell (nee Robson).  Loving father of Dean (Frankie) Campbell, Lynn (Robert) Galajda, Brian (Janet) Campbell, Brenda (Gary) Kettlewell and Beth (Bernie) Houben.  Survived by grandchildren Neal (Erin) Galajda, Robert Galajda, Michael (Nicole) Campbell, Deanna (Jason) Breedon, Greg (Randi) Campbell, Julia Campbell, Ryan Riczu, Christopher, Craig, Mark and Erika Kettlewell and Nicole and Miranda Houben.  Also survived by 8 great granddaughters.  Forever remembered by siblings Helen Collver, Ann Harrison and Susan (Murray) Andrews.  Brother in law of Maisie Campbell, Glen (Ulila) Robson.  Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Douglas & Helen Campbell, brothers Hume, Donald and Ross and sister in law Miriam Campbell and brothers in law Frank Collver and Sandy Harrison.  Robert was the founder of Campbell’s Outdoor Power Equipment that he started in 1980.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, May 26th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.  A Memorial Service will be held from Strathroy United Church on Monday, May 27th at 11:00 am with Reverend Julia Sinclair officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com .  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Robert

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PERSON: William Henry of Burlington, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on May 24, 2013
photoPERSON, Mr. William Henry
Passed away at Tansley Wood Nursing Home in Burlington, on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Beloved husband of the late Lori Person. Dear father of Ian, and Stephen (Gloria) Person. Loving grandfather of Nicole. Brother of Marion Person, Ruth (Daniel) Hubbard, and the late Eleanor Vaughan. Brother-in-law of Robert Vaughan. Bill was a proud high school teacher and worked for 25 years in Cornwall, Ontario. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 from 7-9pm at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 11am. Interment to follow at Rodney Cemetery. Donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com  .  Posted free at CanadaObits.ca  .

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Long [Horkay] Marie of Dutton

Posted by on May 24, 2013

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Peacefully at her residence on Wednesday May 22 2013 Marie [Vanderploeg] Long [Horkay] of Dutton in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Orlo Long and Alex Horkay. Dear mother of Linda and Bill Van Raay of R. R. 2 Wallacetown, Alex Horkay of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Michael and Sarah. Dear Sister and Sister-in-Law of Albert and Tina Vanderploeg of Payne Mills, Judy Bunzeluk of Thunder Bay and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Sister and Brother-in-Law Betty and Laci Vargyas and brother George Vanderploeg. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday May 27 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment in Union Cemetery. Donations to West Elgin Daffodil-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Reilly: Mabel (Sutherland) of Strathroy and formerly Caradoc Twp.

Posted by on May 23, 2013

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 after a short illness, Mabel Reilly (Sutherland) passed away in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Wallis Reilly. Dear sister of Alice Earley of St. Catharines, Mac Sutherland of Forest, Mary Clark of Ailsa Craig  and Dorothy Glover of Mt. Brydges also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her son Richard Reilly,  parents Henry and Jennie (Blair) Sutherland  as well as her siblings Wilfred Sutherland, Gladys Richardson and Evelyn Sutherland.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and friends will  be held at DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME LTD., STRATHROY on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 10 am to service time of 11am. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery to follow.  Donations in memory of Mabel made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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DUNNING: Milton L., of Aylmer

Posted by on May 22, 2013

milton dunning 002DUNNING, Milton L., of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in his 98th year.  Father of Gladys O’Connor and her husband Glen “Doc” of Aylmer.  Grandfather of Jeff O’Connor and his wife Sheri of Norwich, Greg O’Connor and his wife Caroline of Burford, and Glenda Riley and her husband Ben of St. Thomas.  Also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Milton was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen Chisholm and Helen Gwindon, and by a brother, Norman Dunning.  Born in Sparta, ON, December 1, 1915, he was the son of the late Peter Dunning and the late Ethel (nee Shelley) Dunning Lale.  Milton was a retired Fingal area farmer.  A private family funeral service was held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, May 22nd, followed by interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Pets/Friends for Life gratefully acknowledged.  Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Terrace Lodge for the kind care provided to Milton.

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BEST, Alvin John of Grand Bend formerly of Toronto

Posted by on May 22, 2013

BEST:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Friday, May 17, 2013, Alvin John Best of Grand Bend, formerly of Toronto, in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of Arlene (Maver) Best and the late Lillian Ruth (Pyke) Best (2001)  Loved father and father-in-law of David and Janice Best of Grand Bend, Rob and Leili Maver of London.  Loving grandfather of Laura (Tatsuya), Marina (Chris), Kaili, Kylli and Mason.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his brother Howard Best.  At Alvin’s request, cremation will take place. A private family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Alvin was born in Toronto, owned and operated many businesses including Best Restaurant, Car Wash, Laundromat and Best Ice Company.  He was a WWII veteran and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  One of his greatest pleasures was spending the winters on  his boat in Key Largo, Florida. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Salvation Army, South Huron Hospital Foundation  or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  We would like to thank the staff of South Huron Hospital, Palliative Care, for their excellent care of Alvin.  T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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COWARD: (Simpson) Gwendolyn Alice, 75 of Exeter

Posted by on May 22, 2013

Coward webAt South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, of Exeter in her 76th year. Dear mother of Pam and David Medwid of Dryden, Jeff and Tracey Coward of Ilderton and Wendy Coward of London. Dear grandmother of Michael, Stephanie and Christina, Matea and Angelina. Special friend of Roy Dykeman of Lucan. Dear sister of Carolyn and Don McCabe of Goderich.

A memorial service will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main), on Saturday, May 25th at 11 AM with Dorothy Henderson, Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Caven Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Lipsit: Irene RN of Burlington Ontario. formerly Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2013

At Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington Ontario  on Tuesday May 21, 2013 Irene Ellen (Seili) Lipsit formerly of Strathroy. Daughter of the late John and Edith (Liddle) Seili.  Former wife of the late Clifford Lipsit of Delaware.  Beloved  mother of Dr. Sharon Lipsit of Burlington. Dearly loved  sister of Vera Bothan of London, Arnold Seili of Wheatley and sister in law of Innes Dibbley of Wheatley and also survived by many nieces, nephews. Predeceased by sister Marion Dibbley, (2010) and brother Lawrence Seili (2002), and sisters/brothers in law Wes Botham, Peggy Seili, Doreen Seili, Gladys and Frank McKay and Verna and Corbin Corsaut.  Irene was Head Nurse of the medical floor at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for many years.  Visitation for friends and family will be held at DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME, STRATHROY   on Thursday May 23rd from 3 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm,  where funeral service will be held on Friday May 24th at 11:00 am with Rev. Julia Sinclair  officiating . Interment to be held at Woodland Cemetery at 2:00 pm following reception at Strathroy United Church. Donations in memory of Irene to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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WIEBENGA, W. Ben of Blenheim

Posted by on May 22, 2013

WIEWiebenga, BenBENGA, W. Ben passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.   He was born in Holland on November 23, 1930, to Hendrick & Johanna Wiebenga  and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1946 where he eventually settled in Blenheim, Ontario.  Ben is survived by his sister Joan & Pete Anderson and was preceded in death by 3 of his siblings, Janet & husband Glen Ogle, Bill Wiebenga, and Grace Warwick. Ben was owner of Resistance Welding Products, Blenheim, with his partner George McLeod. 

He is survived by his wife Betty (nee Spin) of 58 years and his children, Henry & his wife Sue (nee McKillop), daughters Hilda and Jodie and their husbands Ewoud Van Goch and Randy Charles.   He was a beloved grandfather to grandsons: Lucas (and Katie), Mitchell, Neven & Aidan Wiebenga, Dylan & Griffin Van Goch and granddaughter Jordan Charles.  Also survived by one sister-in-law, Joyce Wiebenga, brother-in-law, Gary Warwick and several nieces and nephews.

Never a man to sit still, Ben was known for his hard work whether it be at his business, home, cottage or garden.  He had a keen intelligence, compassionate nature, quick wit and sense of humour.  He loved to fish and was always eager to share the proceeds of his labour, whether it was his smoked fish, homemade sausages, or flowers, fruit and vegetables from his garden.  He treasured the innocence of children and many in his Church and neighbourhood will miss his endless supply of candies and ice creams.  

Friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim to show their support to Ben’s family on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Ben will be held in First Reformed Church, 632 Lacroix Street, Chatham on Friday May 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held in the church from 12:00 – 1:00 prior to the service.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.  In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider making a memorial donation to World Vision, Leprosy Missions Canada or Christian Blind Mission.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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MOSSIP: Donald of St. Thomas

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Mossip- Donald of St. Thomas passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Bonny (Vandebelt) (Kamps) Mossip and the late Margaret (Walls) Mossip. Loving father of Tim (Linda) Mossip  and Sharon (Paul) Kamphuis all of London and was predeceased by his son Stephen. Lovingly remembered by 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother of William (Maria) Mossip of Renfrew. Donald was born September 6, 1931 in Thorndale the son of the late  Fred and Wilma (Harding) Walls. He worked for Lumber Ontario Wholesale Woodstock. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #41, St. Thomas and was a former member of the Port Rowan Lions Club.

A Memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s United Church, 38 Aldborough Ave., St. Thomas  on   Saturday  at  1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday  from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Donations may be made to the Men’s Mission or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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WAITE: Dale Richard of Port Stanley

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Waite, Dale Richard of Port Stanley, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 19th, 2013, at London, in his 32nd year. Dearly loved son of Richard “Rick” and Lisa (Smith) Waite. Loved father of Alexis and Averie. Dear brother of Tricia Waite and her husband Brian Holden of Guelph.  Sadly missed by a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Dale was born in St. Thomas on June 27th, 1981. He was a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute. Dale worked for MedTech, London.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday evening from 7-9 pm. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to an education trust fund for Alexis and Averie.

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McLEAN: Brayden of RR 2 Denfield

Posted by on May 21, 2013

McLean, BraydenWith unspeakable sadness, we announce the passing of Brayden Garrett McLean at LHSC-UniversityHospital, at the age of 4.  Beloved son of Paula (Garrett) and Jeff McLean.  Dear big brother of Lilian and Benjamin.  Dear grandson of Doug and Nancy Garrett of RR 2 Denfield and Jane McLean of Belmont and the late Bruce McLean (2010); and great-grandson of Shirley Woods of Perth and Margaret McLean of Kingsville.  Loved nephew of Alison and Jason, Dwight and Leanne, Patti and Chris, Yvonne and Tim, Vicki and J and Greg and Kristine.  Brayden will be missed by all of his cousins, his great-aunts and uncles, his cows and tractors.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday evening 6-9 PM.  A private family funeral service will be held.  IntermentMedwayCemetery.  Donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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STANLEY: Dorothy Louise of Meaford, formerly Owen Sound,

Posted by on May 20, 2013

Stanley0001Peacefully, Louise, in her 78th year, entered Heaven on Sunday May 19, 2013 at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre with her family at her side.  Louise, beloved wife of Jim Stanley for almost 60 years.  Loving mother of Paul (Barbara), Jimmy (Elma), David (Michelle), John (Barb), Daniel (Wendy) and Joseph (Wendy). Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Brenda Stanford, the late Joan and the late Richard.  Friends are welcome to join Louise’s family for a Memorial Service on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Faith Evangelical Missionary Church, 1355 River Road West, Wasaga Beach at 11 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Interment has occurred at Ebenezer Cemetery.  If desired, remembrances to Faith Evangelical Missionary Church -Bassari Mission Fund would be appreciated by her family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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JACKSON: Prudence Marie, of London

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Passed peacefully at McGarrell Place on Monday, May 20th, 2013, in her 77th year.  Beloved wife of the late Keith Jackson.  Loving mother of Vern and his wife Ginelle.  Proud Grandma of Che.  She will be sadly missed by her sisters Lillian Armstrong and Muriel MacLellan, extended family and friends.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 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, May 24th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment at Baird Cemetery, Clinton.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Prudence are asked to consider Parkinson Society Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SWAN, Jean of Inwood ON

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At Brookside Retirement Home, Watford on Saturday, May 18, 2013, Jean Marie Swan of Inwood in her 96th year.  Predeceased by her husband Gerry Swan and her 2 brothers, Tom (Florence) Thompson, Jack (Ileen) Rush and her sister, Janet (Dr. C.A.) Henrich.  Dear aunt of Gary (Sharon) Henrich, Wendy Rush (Bart Domzy), Mary Jane (Bob) Heighway, Bob (Laurene) Thompson, Nancy (Wayne) Negrave, David (Sandy) Swan, Debra (Malcolm) Heaton, Cheryl Swan, late Marsha Swan, Donna (Rudy) Krall, Marilyn (Owen) Byers, Janice (Leonard) Weed, Kevin Swan (Liz Robinson), late Douglas Swan and the late Harold “Cap” Swan and great aunt of Sarah Baillie and Tom Heighway. Survived by her brother- in- law Gordon Swan and sister-in- law Phyllis Swan Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Visitation Centre, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Rev. Susan Woodhouse officiating.  Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Shiloh-Inwood United Church. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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SHEA: Glen Nelson of Watford, Ontario

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At Strathroy Middlesex General hospital on Sunday, May 18th, 2013 in his 91st year. Glen Nelson Shea of Watford. Beloved Husband and best friend of Dorothy for 66 years. They were married on July 8th, 1947 and lived in Watford all their married lives. Glen`s parents were Robert and Mabel Shea of Plympton Township. Glen spent three years with the R.C.A.F. during war times. He returned to Watford and worked at the P.U.C. for 30 years. Glen is survived by 5 nieces and nephews; Bill (Joan) Shea of Forest, Beth (Murray) Karr of Lambeth, Anne (Chuck) St. Louis of Sarnia, Sheila (Marty) Banninga of Sarnia, Dave (Paula) Shea of Plympton and by Paul Wilkinson (predeceased). Glen was very appreciative of all the love and support from his nieces and nephews over the years. Visitation will be held at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 from 6-8pm. Funeral Service will take place in the chapel at 11am with visitation one hour prior (10-11am). Rev. Carey Wagner officiating. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com .

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