BROWN: Doris Kathleen (nee Williams), of St. Thomas, Ontario and Clearwater, Florida, and formerly of Windsor, Ontario

Posted by on August 16, 2013

Doris Brown

BROWN, Doris Kathleen (nee Williams), at the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, August 16, 2013 after a brief illness, Doris boarded the train to eternity at the age of 93 years. Her remarkable presence will be deeply missed by sons John (Yvonne deceased) of the Elgin Manor, St. Thomas, Norman (Betty) of Winnipeg, and Brian (Adèle) of Windsor. She is also survived by six grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and the Wilson family. Born in St. Thomas, she was predeceased by husband Clarence, son Robert, parents John and Emma Williams, brothers Ken and Jack Williams, and sister Irene (Mitchell) Bear. Receiving the Governor General’s medal for saving a boy from drowning in Pinafore Pond 81 years ago, led to a life of service to others. Doris lived with a deep and abiding faith. She practised this faith in her daily relationships in St. Thomas and Windsor and for the past 30 winters in Clearwater, Florida. In Florida, she was known as “the little lady who walked fast.” In St. Thomas, she was known as “the lady who always took the stairs rather than the elevator.” In both countries, she lived her faith until a radiant glow of peace surrounded her, as she stepped lively on to the train to Paradise. From the glassed Dome Car she waves farewell to each of you. When you hear a train whistle blowing, remember Doris is happy to be united forever with her Lord and reunited with her husband Clare and son Bob. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 20 Flora St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the CNIB or the Caring  Cupboard gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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DeKORT; Aloysius “Louis” of Exeter, recently of Chateau Gardens, Parkhill

Posted by on August 16, 2013

DeKORT:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Thursday, August 15, 2013, Aloysius “Louis” Cornelius DeKort, of Exeter, recently of Chateau Gardens, Parkhill, age 80.  Beloved husband of the late Maria Adriana (Vanden Bygaart) DeKort (2010). Loved father and father-in-law of Angela and Joe Donnelly of RR 4, Thamesford, Wilf and Barb DeKort of RR 3, Parkhill.  Loving Opa of Rebecca Donnelly, Patrick Donnelly, Tara DeKort, Tom McArthur and Catherine Langford.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Rieka Bertens, Lucy and John VanHaaren, Annie and Gerry Bertens, Ann deKort, Tiny  Bertens, Leo and Zus Vankastren, Piet and Nell deKort, Rien and Ria deKort,   Loved by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his son Jeffrey John DeKort (2004), daughter Eileen Henrietta DeKort (2010), brothers Adrian deKort, Jan deKort, sister Jo deKort and brothers-in-law Frank Bertens and Jos Bertens.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Parish and family prayers at the Funeral Home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 200 Sanders St. W., Exeter, Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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COLLEY: Ava of Ilderton

Posted by on August 16, 2013

After a valiant struggle with a congenital heart defect, Ava Samantha Grace Colley flew home to Jesus August 15, 2013 with her parents holding her close.  She will be forever loved and missed by her parents Jason and Lisa Colley, and her siblings, Erik, William, Sarah and Sophia.  Forever missed by her Grandparents, Mudite and Doug Colley and Henry and Anne Booy, as well as many loving aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.   We want to extend our thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff of Ward 4D at SickKids Hospital in Toronto who showed every kindness to Ava as they cared for her with excellence and compassion.   We are also grateful to the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto who provided for us a beautiful and caring home away from home.  Visitors will be received on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road East, London.  Funeral Service to be held at North Park on Tuesday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m., with Norm Millar of Harvest Bible Chapel officiating. Private interment at Littlewood Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to SickKids Foundation or Ronald McDonald House Charities. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MOIR: John Bernard “Jack” of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park on August 15, 2013, Jack Moir in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Marie (Girardin) for over 62 years. He will be dearly missed by his loving children Nancy Acheson, John (Claudette), Jim, Sam (Sue Cook), Steve (Debbie), Cathy and Carolyn Wydeven (Adrian). Devoted grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Pat and Terry and the late Myrna Langois, Wreatha Crump, George, Raymond and Victor. Survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 o’clock. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Tuesday morning August 20, 2013 at 10 o’clock. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. Prayers Monday evening at 7 o’clock. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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ANTLE: Helen Marie of Strathroy

Posted by on August 15, 2013

The family of Helen Antle are very saddened to announce her sudden passing at her home in Strathroy on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in her 78th year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband William John Antle in 1991. Loving mother of Lynda Whelen (Doug) of Parkhill and David Antle (Ann MacDonald) of Burlington.  Proud grandmother of Chrissy Waters (Jeffrey Ross) of Parkhill, Kate Waters of London and Kesia Whelen of Parkhill.  Great grandmother of Jade Waters. Dearly missed by her extended family and many friends.  Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, August 18th from 2 – 4 p.m. and on Monday from 1 -2 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Varley officiating.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery.  In memory of Helen, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Harvey, Doana Evelyn of Dutton

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Harvey

Peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday August 14 2013. Doana Evelyn [Campbell] Harvey of Dutton in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Robert William Wallace Harvey [1992]. Loving mother of Gary and wife Fran of London, Linda of Nanimo B.C., Todd of Edmonton Alberta, Judith and husband Richard of Dutton, Bobby of South Korea. Grandmother of Donna, Ian, Megan, Rebecca, Jesse, Jessica and 2 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Wes of Owen Sound, Marian of Toronto, Keith and wife Bonnie of Chatham. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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RACEY: David Arthur of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

After a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma, Dave passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on August 13, 2013 in his 54th year.  He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Diane, his dear children Matt and Melissa, and his step children Nicole and Lisa.  Predeceased by his father Art.  Survived by his mother Edna, his fun loving brother Steve and his wife Elaine.  Warmly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Dave was a devoted employee of London Transit for 32 years.  Dave will be remembered for his antics with his LTC friends and co-workers.  Special thanks to the palliative care staff.  Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, London, Ontario, on Friday, August 16 from 2-4 & 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral service on Saturday, August 17 at 11 o’clock at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East.  Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Multiple Myeloma.

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SCOTT: Mackenzie Jordan of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

The Labrecque and Scott family are sad to announce the sudden passing of the much loved Mackenzie Jordan Scott.  Mackenzie was a loving daughter to Kyle and Mari-jo Labrecque, grand daughter of Robin and Bob Scott, and amazing big sister to Zackary Scott and Lucas Labrecque.  She will be missed by many including her Aunt Marnie King, Uncle Stephen King, and cousins David, Riley, Ethan and Jacqueline.  Our family would like to invite you to the visitation held at John T .Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Friday August 16th from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday August 17th at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Epilepsy Canada.  After the service we would like to invite you to celebrate Mackenzie’s short but beautiful time with us at an open house, details will be provided at the funeral home.

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UNDERWOOD: Reverend Owen of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24240 Rev UnderwoodUNDERWOOD: Reverend Owen….

Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Owen Underwood passed away at home on August 14, 2013, at 83 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of Reta, married for 62 years.  Dearly loved by his children Beverly of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Judy (Neal) of Mississauga, Ontario, Phil (Michelle) of Lansing, Michigan and Carolyn of London, Ontario.  He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Kevin (Flora), Stephen (Michelle), Derek (Daniela), Otis (Jean), Christopher, Kelly, Jeremy (Alexis), Crystal (Rashad), Jordan and his five great grand-children. Owen is also survived by his four siblings, Vivian, Louis, Lorena and Phyllis. Also loved by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Theodore and precious granddaughter Shelley.  Owen was born in Windsor Nova Scotia to the late Owen and Lorena Underwood.  He attended Bible College on the east coast and was ordained in 1952. Owen spent his life as a Minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in O’Leary Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Dartmouth and Amherst Nova Scotia, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Holt Michigan and most recently London, Ontario where he retired in 1996 following 46 years of ministry.  Owen will be especially remembered for his unwavering devotion to his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed winters in Florida with his life-long love, Reta. Owen was known for his humility and integrity. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. Owen was a shining example to his family and he surrounded our lives with love. His guiding hand on our shoulder will remain with us forever.  The family would like to thank Owen’s loving caregivers that tended to his needs particularly over the last year. His dedicated personal support workers Kandie, Darlene and Jackie from the Victoria Order of Nurses, our heroes, we could not have done this without you and we appreciate you more than words can say!  Sheena Jacobs, Nurse Practitioner from CCAC coordinated Owen’s care with such grace and understanding. Owen’s primary nurse Becky and others from St. Elizabeth Health Care who thoughtfully watched over Owen with true kindness and compassion. His faithful family doctor, Dr. E. Armogan.  Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and we express our sincere thanks for helping us care for Owen comfortably at home.  Visitation will occur from 11:00 – 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the London First Church of the Nazarene, 176 Wellington Street, London ON N6B 2L1 (at Grey), with the service to follow at 1:00pm, with Reverend Junior Sorzano officiating.  Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London.   As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society London Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON  N5X 2T1 or the London First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.  A. Millard George Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  
‘The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.’ Proverbs 20:7

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JEFFREY: Helen of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24239 Jeffery  colourJEFFREY, Helen……

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Grand Wood Park, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Helen (Lansdell) Jeffrey of London in her 76th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gordon Jeffrey (2003).  Loving mother of Leigh Nelligan and her husband Patrick of London, Sharon Gowdey and her husband Kevin of St. Thomas and Heather Cocurullo and her husband Peter of London.  Cherished grandma of Lindsay, Cara, Alison, Sam, Charlotte, Miranda, Emilie, Ethan and Erin. Dear sister of Carolyn Woolford and her partner Rob Paton and sister-in-law of Diane Jeffrey. Also missed by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Ethel and Bill Lansdell and her brother-in-law Peter Jeffrey.  The family would like to thank the Grand Wood Park “Family”, Dr. Laura Lyons and her team for the love, care and compassion provided.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:30am.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, London/Middlesex Chapter, 21 Grosvenor Street, London ON  N6A 4V2.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  

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BROOKS: Gary of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24236 BrooksBROOKS, Gary William….

Peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Gary Brooks in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Leslie. Loving father of Joshua, Peter and Andrew. Dear Brother of Richard “Rick” (Ruth), Donald “Don” (Sandy), Harold “Hal” (Rosemary), and Carol (Joe) Ottenhof . Dear brother-in-law of Joan. Predeceased by his brothers John and Gerald “Jerry” . Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the  A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A memorial service will be held at Open Door Christian Fellowship, 940 Dundas Street, London on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2pm with visitation at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, ON N6B 3H8. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HACKBARTH: Elfriede of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24238 Mrs HackbarthHACKBARTH, Elfriede Erna….

At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, Elfriede Hackbarth in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Otto Hackbarth. Loving mother of Ralph Hackbarth (Tammy) and
Gerald Hackbarth both of London. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Katlynn and Tayler. Dear sister of the late Kurt Lumma and his wife Anna Marie of Germany and sister-in-law Karola Hackbarth of Germany. Friends will be received by the family from 12 noon – 1pm  on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the  A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where a celebration of life will be held in the chapel at 1pm. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton Street, London, ON N5W 3Z6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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STEWART: Kathleen of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24237 StewartSTEWART, Kathleen “Kay” Mary….

Kathleen Mary (nee McKenzie) Stewart, in her 94th year, passed away peacefully at University Hospital London on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Harold Stewart. Dear mother of Kevin (Leslie) Stewart and Dianne Israels. Proud grandmother of Michael (Sarah) Israels, Marty (Natasja) Israels, Neill Stewart (Blair) and Colin Stewart (Sohni). Loving great grandmother of Abby, Harrison, Patrick, Liam, Evan, Brogan and Archer. Predeceased by her brother Donald “Don” McKenzie.  The family is grateful to the many people who supported Kathleen in her later years, particularly those at Longworth Retirement Residence, St Joseph’s Heath Care and the nurses, support staff and physicians on the 7th floor at University Hospital. Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10-11am) to the memorial service being held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11am. Private family interment in Woodland Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London, N6C 2R6.  Online condolences, memories, and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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GROVER, Charles H. of Newbury ON

Posted by on August 14, 2013

It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of my beloved brother, Chuck Grover, who died suddenly July 24th 2013.  Our parents were Charles Earl Grover and Dorothy Leota (Beech) Grover of London.   All of my life, during school years and after he began his musical career, I was always “Chuck’s sister”.  One day, getting tired of hearing me complain about this, he patted me on the head and with that smile said “but Judi, isn’t that better than having no recognition at all?”  Now I expect if I am lucky enough to get to heaven I will have to answer once again “are you Chuck’s sister?”  There is no one I would rather have been.  On line condolences to vanheckfuneralhome.ca. 

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Becker John Steve [Johnny] formerly of Dutton

Posted by on August 14, 2013

Becker

Peacefully at London Mental Health Centre on Wednesday August 14, 2013. John Steve [Johnny] Becker formerly of Dutton in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Rosina [Klambauer] Becker. Dear father of Linda and Vic Wyles of Rodney, Sherry of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Debbie and Jason Lamb, Cindy and Murray Reeves and great grandfather of Conner and Ariana. Dear brother of Elizabeth Kornaker of Dutton. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Thursday 7-9 and 1 hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. on Friday August 16 2013 from the funeral home. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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SMITH, Johnathan of Hamilton and formerly of Bothwell ON

Posted by on August 14, 2013

It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Johnathan Howard Smith on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in his 32nd year. John grew up in Bothwell before moving to Hamilton where he has lived for the past several years.  John was a loving father of four beautiful children, with whom he gave his entire heart. John lived his life to the fullest and considered his many friends to be an extension of his family. John lives on in the hearts of his daughters Cheyenne, Larissa, Mersady and son Johnathan; his parents Dorothy and Lloyd, brothers Peter and Matthew as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St., Glencoe on Friday, August 16 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. D. Matthew Bedard officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  (Noon – 1 p.m.) Private family interment of ashes at St. Helen’s Cemetery, Wallacetown.  Memorial donations may be made to a Trust Fund for his Children.  Cheques payable to “Matthew Smith in Trust” www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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ARNOTT: John (Jack) of RR 3 Ilderton and raised in Oshawa

Posted by on August 14, 2013

Arnott, John-W150At Parkwood Veterans Care Hospital, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 of RR 3 Ilderton and born and raised in Oshawa in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of Edith (Geisberger) Arnott for 63 years.  Dear father of D. J. Arnott and S. K. Riedel of Toronto, Al Arnott of Kitchener and Bernadette Furman-Arnott of Kitchener, Ken and Jane Arnott of Dorchester and Charlie and Anne Arnott of Ilderton. Dear grandfather of Daniel and Melissa, Brendan, Michael, Ben, Calvin, and Steven.  Jack will be sadly missed by Edith’s 5 brothers and 3 sisters and the entire Geisberger family.  Predeceased by his sister Bernice Ogle.  Jack’s family extends a huge thank-you to the 4B West Staff at Parkwood for their exceptional care.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday evening 7-9 PM, and on Friday from 12:30 PM – 130 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16th at 1:30 PM with Rev. Barbara Clark officiating.   Interment Birr United Cemetery.

Donations to Birr United Church or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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FORBES: Mary of London

Posted by on August 13, 2013

Passed unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by family on August 12th, 2013 in her 74th year. Cherished mother of Judy Lowens (Ron), Donna Bell (Don), Debbie Clarke (Paul), Richard Forbes, and the late Margaret Gallivan (Hal). Loving grandma of Tim, Scott, Robert, Brian, Brittany, Braiden, Jason and Tyler and great-grandma of Samantha, Jackson and Aaron. She will be missed by Dick Forbes, her extended family and friends. The family wish to extend a special thanks to the staff at McCormick Home and University Hospital for their exceptional care. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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JOYCE: Mary Jean of Newbury

Posted by on August 13, 2013

Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, August 9, 2013, Mary Jean Joyce (nee Murphy) of Newbury passed away in her 65th year.  Loving wife of John Joyce.  Beloved mother of John Jr. (Lisa) Joyce and Beatrice (Lorne) Corvaglia.  Survived by grandchildren Austin, Natasha and Sebastian.  Sadly missed by many extended family members and dear friends.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, 519-245-1023,  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.

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FREER: Bradley John of Strathroy

Posted by on August 13, 2013

Freer,  Brad FORMATTED 1Suddenly at his home in Strathroy, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, Bradley John Freer passed away in his 50th year.  Loving husband of Maureen Freer (nee Depont).  Beloved father of Tanya Depont (Cody Pollock) and Derek Freer (Ashley Paff).  Survived by grandchildren Ian, Owen, Connor, Tianna and Paige.  Dear son-in-law of Marcel and Jeannine Depont.  Sadly missed by many extended family members and friends.  Predeceased by parents Henry and Helen Freer.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Tuesday, August 13th at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy where a funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 14th.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.

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DI IORIA: Mark Paul of London.

Posted by on August 12, 2013

Peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 11, 2013, Mark Paul Di Iorio at the age of 47.  Husband of Brenda Di Iorio.  Loving father of Paolo and Derek Di Iorio.  Cherished son of Eva and the late Paul Di Iorio (2000).  Loving brother of Stefany Di Iorio, Paula Koponyas (Larry) and Adam Di Iorio (Monica).   Dear uncle of Valentina, Cesi, Connor and Mason. Dear son in law of Muriel Cloutier and the late Roger Cloutier.  Brother in law of Brian, Sue and Jeff (Tasha).  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Sunday, August 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church, 515 Cheapside Street on Monday August 19th at 11 o’clock.  Cremation with interment in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario at a later date.  Prayers Sunday evening at 7 o’clock.  Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FINIGAN: Lindsay Michael of London.

Posted by on August 12, 2013

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lindsay Michael Finigan, in his 59th year, surrounded by his loving wife Deirdre and his closest friends at University Hospital, London, Ontario on August 9, 2013.  Mike is survived by his best friend and wife, Deirdre (Snider) and his beloved cat Max.  He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Milne and Luella (Teed) Finigan.  Mike will be truly missed by his best friend and business partner, Sean Cunningham, the entire Cunningham family, his long-time friends, business colleague Peter Story and fishing buddy, Don Ross.  Mike will forever be remembered by a large circle of close friends and colleagues that he cherished throughout his lifetime.  Mike graduated from the University of Western Ontario and enjoyed an accomplished career as an investment advisor with Midland Doherty, Burns Fry, CIBC Wood Gundy and eight years ago followed his dream of opening his own office with Sean at Raymond James.  Mike and Deirdre, in 1988, took a leave of absence and travelled the world for a year.  Upon returning from travels, Mike founded the clothing import business, Baliwear, which he cultivated for eight years before returning to the investment business. Always the consummate host at home and at their Port Franks cottage, Mike loved spending time reading, cooking and above all, fishing. In memory of Mike, a celebration of his life will be held on what would have been his 59th birthday, Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Grand Hall, Windermere Manor, London, Ontario at 4pm.  Deirdre requests that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of London Foundation or Mission Services of London, two charities that were very dear to Mike’s heart.

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JOHNSTON: Dorry (nee Pratt)

Posted by on August 12, 2013

JOHNSTON, Dorry (nee Pratt), age 58, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Beloved wife and best friend of Chris Johnston. Dearly loved mother of Chalene Johnston, Cody Johnston (Joannah) and Nikki Slee (Sean). Loved daughter of Shirley (nee Bassett) Pratt and the late Howard Pratt. Proud grandmother of Michael and Tessa. Dear sister of Danny Pratt (Deb), Donald Pratt (Leslie), Deb Ralf (Donny), and Dawn Apfelbeck. Also fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorry was born in St. Thomas on March 6, 1955. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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KARLOVEC: Joseph of London.

Posted by on August 12, 2013

Peacefully at Toronto General Hospital on Tuesday August 6, 2013.  Joseph Karlovcec beloved husband of Brenda Karlovcec at the age of 45.  Loving Daddy of Jessica Karlovcec.  Cherished son of Maria and the late Ivan Karlovcec.  Best friend and twin brother of Peter Karlovcec, also survived by his brothers Frank Karlovcec (Jenn) and Ivan Karlovcec (Paula).  Loved son in law of Joyce Henneker.  Dear brother in law of Terry (Laura) Maynard, Steve (Anna) Maynard, Cheryl MacKenzie (Lee Delong), and Lori McKeon (Harold).  Proud uncle of James, Andrew (Courtney), Jordan (Nicole), Sara, Aaron, Matthew, Eric, Scott, Kaitlyn and Mitchell.  Best friend of Rob (Karen), Mike (Pier) and Anthony (Susan).  Special thank you to Dr. Mawji and Dr. Dias.   Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday evening from 7- 9 o’clock and Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours Church, 46 Cathcart Street at Duchess Ave., on Friday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o’clock.  Donations to the Peter Munk Cardiac Center c/o Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated.

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WHITE: Sister Mary Carmel of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, London.

Posted by on August 12, 2013

SISTER MARY CARMEL (Margaret Mary) WHITE of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, London neighbourhood, died peacefully on August 6th at University Hospital, having celebrated her 91st birthday and almost 72 years of dedicated religious life.  Sister is lovingly remembered by her sisters in community, her sister Elaine (David) Culleton, brothers Pat (Joan), Jim (Rita), brothers-in-law John Popelas and Derek Kotchie, as well as many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Mary (Harrigan), father John, sisters Marlene, Patricia Bliss, Mary Lou Kotchie and Joan Popelas, brothers Edwin, Father Frank, Jack, and brother-in-law Bill Bliss. Her 40 year ministry as teacher and principal brought her to schools in London, Ingersoll, St. Thomas, Windsor, Kinkora, West Lorne, Maidstone, and Belle River. This was followed by a five year  period as receptionist  in the Pastoral Care Department of St. Joseph’s Hospital, London and then finally to her much loved ministry of care at the Mount St. Joseph Guest Wing. Sister is fondly remembered for her gentle spirit and caring attitude. We thank the Care Centre Staff at our Windermere residence for their loving care of Sister while a resident there. All services will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence, 485 Windermere Rd.Visitation will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 8, with an Evening Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, August 9, 11:00 a.m., Father Richard Charette presiding.Burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.

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