SMITH: Mrs. Patricia (nee Brown), of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 21, 2013

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SMITH, Mrs. Patricia (nee Brown), of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in her 76th year.  Beloved wife of John Smith.  Dearly loved mother of John Smith (Robin), and Brian Smith (Julie), all of St. Thomas, Tony Smith (Pennie) of Nanaimo, BC, and Jodi Taut (Don) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Jaime Gelinas (Keith), Tyler Smith (Melanie), Kyle, Hilary, and Sophia Smith, and Spencer Taut, and great grandmother of Lukas and Isla Gelinas.  Dear sister of Alan Brown (Ruthie) of London, and Ann Campbell (Wayne) of Ingersoll.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in London, England, December 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor (nee Shaw) Brown.  Pat was a retired supervisor at Therm-O-Disc, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, August 23rd at 1:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 12:00 p.m. until the service time.  Private interment of her cremated remains will be made in McArthur Cemetery, R.R.#1, Southwold.  Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society gratefully acknowledged. 

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WHITFIELD: Sadie of London

Posted by on August 21, 2013

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On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, peacefully at Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence, London, in her 97th year. Born in Clinton, Ontario, Sadie was the beloved wife for more than 70 years of Alec Whitfield (d. April 2013). Loving mother of Carol of Halifax, and David (Judy) of Toronto. Proud and loving grandmother of Katy and Emma (Remi). Survived by her brother Robert Elliott (Tavistock), and by sisters-in-law Lily Duerkop (Toronto) and Dora Gover (Thorndale), and brother-in-law Alan Whitfield (London). Predeceased by brothers James and Norman, and sister Lillian Mercer. A caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, Sadie will be missed by many special friends whom she loved dearly. She was a lifetime member of the U.C.W. at Centennial United Church and a member of Wesley-Knox United Church, London. Special thanks to Dr. Maria Parent and the EDITH palliative care team of VON PSWs and Nurses who supported our mother at the end of her life’s journey. Visitation will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, N6C 1E7 on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Canadian Aid for Southern Sudan (CASS) or to Wesley-Knox United Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TRESTAIN: Marian of London

Posted by on August 21, 2013

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Peacefully at PeopleCare Oakcrossing, London on Monday, August 19, 2013, Marian Isobel (Noyes) Trestain in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Trestain. Loving mother of Tom Trestain and his wife Judy Heikell of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Sander Trestain of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Predeceased by her daughter Jane Trestain (2012).  Marian was a Registered Nurse and valued member of St. Anne’s Anglican Church – Byron. She was an incredible cook, avid gardener and enjoyed many summer on Manitoulin Island.  Special thanks to the dedicated staff of PeopleCare Oakcrossing. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9pm on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London.  The celebration of Marian’s life will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 1pm, at St. Anne’s Anglican Church – Byron, 1344 Commissioners Road West, London, with Reverend Canon Janet M. Lynall officiating. Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery will be held at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 1344 Commissioners Rd W London, ON N6K 1E1 or Charity of Choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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NOAKES: Ronald William of RR2 Mt. Brydges

Posted by on August 21, 2013

Noakes, Ronald –  Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Ronald William Noakes of RR2 Mt. Brydges in his 67th year. Son of the late Lloyd and Joyce Noakes. Beloved husband of Kathy Rowe and the late Kathleen Noakes (2000). Dear father of Todd (Sherri) Noakes and Jason (Kelly Gibson) Noakes. Loving grandfather of Bradley, Kailey and Emma. Brother of Brian (Susan), Raymond (Nancy) and Gerald. Also survived by his brother-in-law Josh Randal, sister-in-law Marilyn Noakes and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his brothers Gary and Greg. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Saturday, August 24 from 11 am till 1 PM when a memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel. Interment of ashes to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ronald.

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HARRISON: Donald “Don” of London

Posted by on August 21, 2013

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Shirley D. Harrison and cherished father of Fred (Joan), Anne (Rick Rule), David, and Mary (Brian Ross). Loving grandfather of Joel Harrison-Off, Brahm Harrison, Kathleen Parker, Kristina Robinson, Leanne Barnett, Marty Harrison, Michael Harrison, Kyla Menei and Erin Harrison and great-grandfather of 11. Dear brother of Dorothy Anderson and Jack Harrison. Predeceased by his parents and sister Betty. Special thanks to Dr. Walsh, family doctor, the Complex Care Team (CCAC) and in particular Lindsay and P.J. (nurses), Dr. Shadd and all of the PSW’s for their care, compassion and attention given to our father. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment, Oakland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WILSON: Betty of Rodney and formerly of London

Posted by on August 21, 2013

IMGPeacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  Betty Iola Wilson (Code) of Rodney and formerly of London in her 79th year.  Loving wife for over 50 years to Ray Wilson.  Dear mother Wayne (Diana) Hadley, Jim (Angie) Wilson, Cindy Graham, David (Darlene) Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Donna (Jim) Ducharme, Steven Wilson, Rhonda (Dave) Cole and John Wilson.  Lovingly remembered by 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  Survived by her sisters in law Violet Wilson, Olive Smith and Jackie Wilson and brother in law Ken Wilson. Predeceased by her daughter Denise Laurin and her brother Garnet Code.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will take place at the chapel on Monday at 11 am.  Interment Mount Pleasant cemetery, London.

Rodney Legion Branch #525 will conduct a memorial service on Sunday evening at 7 pm.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Rodney Legion would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810).  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

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MORGAN: Paul of London

Posted by on August 21, 2013

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Suddenly, as a result of a motor vehicle accident, on Friday, August 16, 2013, Paul William Morgan of London in his 39th year.  Beloved son of Jane Morgan and the late Ken Morgan (2001). Much loved brother of Cheri Swart (Gee) and his niece Zoe, residing in South Africa.  Cherished grandson of Shirley Morgan.  Predeceased by his grandparents Bud Morgan and Bill and Peggy Pollard.  Sadly missed by aunts, uncles and cousins.  Paul loved his work, his many friends and his sports.  His clever wit, fun-loving nature, gentleness and kindness impacted those who knew him. His family would like to thank everyone for the support given during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 7-9pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:30pm at Compass Community Church (formerly Glen Cairn Baptist Church), 345 Pond Mills Road, London.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to London Regional Cancer Program,  747 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 9Z9 or the Canadian Tire Jumpstart, 2180 Yonge Street, P.O. Box 770, Station K, Toronto, ON  M4P 2V8.  A Facebook memorial page “In Loving Memory Of Paul Morgan” has been created to share memories and stories and may also be shared at www.amgfh.com

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BRISSEAU: Richard Dale (Dick) of Port Dover

Posted by on August 21, 2013

BRISSEAU,RichardBrisseau-large Richard Dale “Dick”, of Port Dover, passed away suddenly but peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013  in his 73rd year. Dick is survived by his former wife Donna and her friend Ed., daughters Sandy (Brian Bennett) and Susie (Gerald). Loved Poppa to Matthew (Brittany) and Cassie (Goose). Loving brother to Harvey (Lillian), Wanetta, Betty (Larry) and Bernard. Dick was also survived by his Aunt Maxine, special brother to Susan (Frank) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Mabel, sisters Velma, Leona, brother, Weldon, grandson Shawn Douglas McGarrity, father-in-law and mother-in-law Alan (Squeak) and Golda Matthews. Dick will be missed by Doug McGarrity (Diane). Dick loved to spend time with his grandkids, Matt & Cassie, also spending time with Susie and his family. He loved spending time at the pier. Dick was born and raised in Port Burwell, moved to Port Dover in 1959. He was a commercial fisherman until 1972 then worked at Ivey’s greenhouse until it closed in 1992. Dick will be greatly missed by all the residents and staff at Dover Cliffs LTC. Dick’s four legged friends, Chloe, Molly and Haymow will also miss him. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Dick at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave. Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Thursday, August 22, 2013 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm and Friday, August 23, 2013 from 10 am to noon. A Service to Celebrate Dick’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Friday at 1 pm. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Interment Port Dover Cemetery. For those wishing, donations to NGH Foundation, Dover Cliffs LTC or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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BRAZEAU: Edward of Wardsville

Posted by on August 20, 2013

At home, in Wardsville on Monday, August 19th, 2013.  Edward Joseph Jean Guy Lionel Brazeau in his 79th year. 

Dear father of Vickie (David) Cameron of London, Kenny (Theresa) Brazeau of Sarnia, Helen Brazeau of Sarnia, Anne (Tom) Beauvais of Corunna and Sharon Brazeau of Wardsville and predeceased by David Brazeau.  Survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and sister in law Barb Brazeau of Sarnia.  Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by Theresa Philippe (2008).  Special thank you to his friend and companion “Bob the Cat”.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer society would be appreciated as your expression of your sympathy.  Arrangements entrusted to RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (519 785-0810).  www.denningfuneralhome.com  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

 

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LINGARD, Dr. Russel John formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on August 20, 2013

LINGARD, Russel:  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Russel John Lingard, at Bluewater Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at age 70.  Beloved father of Stephen (Heather) Lingard of Toronto, Kimberly (Brian) Naish of Ottawa, Jeffrey (Lyndsay) Lingard of Calgary, AB.  Loving grandfather of Anna and Rachel Lingard, Madeline and Georgia Naish, Claire and Larsen Lingard.  Dear brother of Barry (Jacquie) Lingard of Chatham. Russ will be remembered by his former wife Pauline (Gibson) Lingard of Belleville, his nieces and their families, his close friend Jim (Beth) Jean and his many friends and colleagues at South Huron Dental Centre, R.C.A.F., Tour de Friends and the Grand Bend Yacht Club. Predeceased by his parents John (Edith) Lingard.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood from 1 to 3:30 p.m., with a time of sharing and remembrance to follow.   In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BAILEY: Gary William of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Gary Bailey PhotoBAILEY – Gary William of St. Thomas passed away after a courageous battle, on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the age of 67.  Beloved husband of Brenda for 50 years.  Gary is survived by children Greg (Jaime) Bailey, Steve (Wendy) Bailey and Dan (Michele) Bailey; grandchildren Sarah Bailey, Jenifer Bailey, Josh Bailey, Emily Bailey, and Jessie (Mitch) Dejong; brothers Alfred (Betty) Bailey, and Wayne (Lynn) Bailey.  Gary had a varied career working for Lloyd Pressey Fuel Oil, Clevite, Clark Equipment and Lovedays Towing.  He eventually started his own Music Band and Entertainment Agency, becoming the first licensed Booking Agent in Canada, booking bands throughout Canada and the United States.

Gary’s love of music and talent for entertainment led to a prolific career in the industry.  He sang with the Simcoe Barbershop Group, the Psych Hospital Choir, Knox Church Choir and ultimately he became a promoter for the Rudy Davis Band.  The latter led him to Montreal, California, touring the west, with eventual recognition on Billboard Top Hits for their #2 single that is still played on many radio stations today.

Gary’s passion for music was rivaled only by his love for family.  Coaching hockey for years, following Greg and Dan with their hockey careers, motorcycle racing with Steve, Dan, and later grandson Josh.

Somewhere in all of this, Gary had time to be an active member, and past President of the Port Stanley Optimists Club.

The family wishes to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Victoria Hospital Pallative Care, along with Dr. Patrick Luke, Dr. Patrick Colquhaun, and Dr. John Johnson from University Hospital for their kind care.

Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church 55 Hincks Street, St. Thomas on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00am.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GEDDES: Clarence of London

Posted by on August 20, 2013

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Peacefully surrounded by his grand-daughters, at McCormick Home, London, on Friday, August 16, 2013, Clarence B. Geddes of London in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Clasina E. (Van Der Pijil) Geddes (2009). Cherished father of Gregory C. Geddes of Baden.  Predeceased by his son Gilbert L. Geddes (1999).  Cherished Opie of Terri Geddes, Dawn Geddes (Keith), Chris Geddes (Renee), Jeff Geddes (Natalie), Mark Geddes (Kelly). Also loved by his 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Dexter Geddes, Charles Geddes (Liala), Georgina Hingley, Greta Dillman (Charlie), Hilda Higney and Gwendolyn Geddes. Predeceased by his siblings Bernard Geddes (Shirley) and Marjorie Loughead (the late Wallace), Graham Geddes and Tedford Geddes (Helen). Friends will be received by the family from 7-9pm on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1pm. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street, North, London ON  N6B 3H8.  A Masonic Service under the auspices of Mount Olivet Lodge No. 300 A.F. & A.M will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:30pm. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LAMBREGTS: Elisabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Peacefully at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Elisabeth Maria Lambregts (nee Coenders) of Strathroy passed away, in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of Joseph Lambregts.  Loving mother of Mary (Didier) Rottier, Cathy Lambregts (George Bathgate), John Lambregts, Anne (Tony) Van Aert and Louisa Lambregts and her partner Darrin Giguere.  Proud grandmother of Stefan, Julia, Matthew, Zachary, Jake, Charlie, Brigette, Brian, Sara, Laura, Cassie, Sheri and Tracy.  Survived by great grandchildren Russell, Curtis and Kallie.  Dear sister of Louie Coenders, Toon († Door) Coenders, Jan Coenders, Sjaak (Ria) Coenders, Piet (Goen) Coenders, Sef (Ine) Coenders, † Leen (Lei) Verheyen, † Grada (Ben) Verheyen, † Ied (Piet) Zanders and Annie (Ben) Vervoort.  Friends will be received at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday, August 21st from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  Parish prayers at  6:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Thursday, August 22nd at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow in All Saints Cemetery.  In memory of Elisabeth, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.

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KERR: Steve of Waterloo, and formerly of Gowanstown

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Suddenly as the result of a car accident, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, Mr. Steven  Douglas Kerr of Waterloo, and formerly of Gowanstown, in his 37th year.  Beloved husband of Martha (Fischer) Kerr.  Dear father of Jackson and Renee.  Son of George and Dianne Kerr of Gowanstown, and son-in-law of Rae and Nancy Fischer of Listowel.  Brother of Shelley and Brent Wahl of Larchmont, NY, and Shannon and Ai Kerr of Atlanta, GA, and brother-in-law of Jason and Shandi Fischer of Toronto, and Matthew and Amy Fischer of Listowel.  Proud uncle of Eric, Alex, and Connor Wahl, Tyson Kerr, Grace Anne and Amelia Fischer, and Cruz and Layla Fischer.  Grandson of Emily Bisson of Palmerston, and grandson-in-law of Isabel Fisher of Palmerston and Hartley Fischer of Listowel.

Visitation will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Thursday, August 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

 

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GOODFELLOW: Janice of Woodstock and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on August 19, 2013

GOODFELLOW, Janice Ruth – At the Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013, Miss Janice Goodfellow, 72, formerly of Hamilton, Ontario.  Janice enjoyed her last few months at Woodingford Lodge after several full and pleasant years at Caressant Care Retirement and Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ontario. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas “Tom” and Audrey Goodfellow and also predeceased by her brother Keith.  Dearest sister of Joan Lewis (late Earl) of Ancaster and sister-in-law of Marion Goodfellow of St. Catharines.  Dear aunt of John (Michele) Lewis, Peter (Laurie) Lewis, Sheila (Gary Dimitry), David (Lisa) Lewis, John (Val) Goodfellow, Laura (Colin McAnuff) and Robert “Bob” (Mary) Goodfellow.  Also survived by 22 great nieces and nephews.  Janice enjoyed her 25 years attending the VON Adult Day Program. Thank-you to all the staff of Woodingford and Caressant Care for their compassionate care and to Janice’s many dining room tablemates, particularly Margaret (Margie) Beemer.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm for a funeral service in the chapel at 1:30 pm with Rev. Mark McLennan officiating.  Interment at the Presbyterian Cemetery.  If desired, donations in Janice’s memory to The Lung Association or VON Oxford would be appreciated by the family.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may also be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Valenciuk, Velma ‘Wally’ (nee Wegrzyn)

Posted by on August 19, 2013

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86 years, born September 3, 1926 in Poland and passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Royal Oak Nursing Home, Kingsville.  Formerly of Essex.  Mom will join her loving husband Walter (2006) on the great dance floor of Heaven.  Velma leaves behind her adoring sons and daughters-in-law, Ed & Rose, Strathroy and Rick & Donna, Essex.  Loving and cherished grandmother of Krisinda Valenciuk, Jannah Loomis(Brad) , JeremyValenciuk and Brant Valenciuk; and great grandmother of Hayden, Sydney and Sofia.  Predeceased by her brother Ed Wegrzyn and his wife Charlene.  Velma was a life-long member of Holy Name C.W.L., a full time farmer, part-time bus driver, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by friends, neighbours and family, but the good Lord has more important plans for her.  The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Oak Nursing Home for the many years of exceptional care they provided.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m.  C.W.L. prayers on Thursday at 3 p.m. and Parish Prayers Thursday evening.  Funeral Mass to celebrate Velma’s life will be held on Friday, August, 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. from Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex.  Fr. Robert Rocheleau officiating.  (Please note there is visitating at the church 1 hour prior to mass).  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor.  If you wish to donate in memory of Velma, her family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society, Arthritis Society or C.W.L. – Holy Name of Jesus.  Family & Friends may share their memories of Velma at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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RENNER: Mary Adele (Moser) of St. Thomas, ON

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Renner- Mary Adele (Moser) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday August 18, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Leo William Renner. Loving mother of Leo A. Renner (Colleen), Laura Creces (Gus), Mary Catherine Liebregts (Joe) and Stephanie Pollard (Greg). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Rachelle Frederick (Jim), Crista Renner, Tara McCaulley (Jay), Andrea Renner, Aaron Renner (Denise), Gillian Renner (John Bell), Jessica McElhone (John), Natalie Paul (Brian), Eric Liebregts, Adele Huffman (Ryan), Sylvana Liebregts, Mark Cyr, Claire Cyr, Neil Pollard (Ronnie) and Lyndsay Gale (Ryan). Survived by 22 great grandchildren and 3 great –great grandchildren. Predeceased by a brother Mark Moser and  great grandson Elijah. Mary will be remembered by her sisters Carolyn Peters and Claire Solda (Robert). Survived by in-laws Wilfred Renner, Helen Renner, Sr. Donelda Renner, Joe Renner, Bob Renner (Pat), Jerry Renner (Aylene), Jim Renner (Mary) and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was the loving daughter of the late Hugo and Laura Moser of Preston, Ont.

Family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2:30  to 4:30  & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Holy Angels Church on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Members of the Catholic Women’s League will conduct a service on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. followed by prayers. Donations to Holy Angels Restoration Fund or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

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CHARRON: John Edward of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Charron- John Edward of St. Thomas passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family at his late residence on Sunday August 18, 2013. Loving husband of Paulette (Fielding) Charron and loved father of John Charron Jr., Vicki (Charron) Anderson and Helen Liddard. Proud grandfather of Brandy McKnight, Amanda Charron, Matthew Charron, Brittany McKnight, Taylor Anderson, Zak Charron and Mieke Charron. Great grandfather of Aiden McKnight, Zoey Bechard, Ryder Curtis-McKnight and Jaxson Bechard. John was born September 10, 1937 in Wallaceburg. He was a chef in the Navy and had retired from the kitchen at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital. The family would like to thank C.C.A.C and St. Elizabeth Staff as they helped to keep John at home and comfortable.

Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held. No visitation. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements. Donations to the Diabetes Assoc. or Cancer.

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DEBECK: Miriam (Shantz) of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 19, 2013

DeBeck- Miriam (Shantz) of St. Thomas passed away suddenly at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday August 17, 2013 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter DeBeck and loving mother of Kristine Burgess (Terry), David DeBeck (Deb), Dan DeBeck (Cathy), Kathy Manfredi (Rick), Sue Rath (Dean), Debbie Dennis (Greg) and John DeBeck (Kim). Loving grandmother of Carrie, Mark (Courtney) Laurie (Shane), Jason, Justin (Sonja), Joshua (Cynthia), Brianna, Kyle (Heather), Ashley, Devon and Jace. Loving great grandmother of Ava, Bailey, Mackenzie, Paige, Leah, Kaiden, Lily, Ayden and Maison. Survived by 3 brothers and 6 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Miriam was born Feb 9th, 1925 in Stratford.

A Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. St. Thomas on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment of ashes in Holy Angels Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of ones choice.

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Caudle- Bradley Norman of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Caudle- Bradley Norman of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday August 17, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in his 56th year. Loved father of Chris Caudle (Tabitha), Joe Caudle (Janelle), Tanya Mitchell (Darren), Justin Caudle and Jayden Caudle. Loving grandfather of Wesly, Madison, Taylor, Tyce, Kyla, Olivia and Jacob. Dear brother of Brian Caudle, Tim Caudle, Diane Caudle and Karen Caudle. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Bradley was born March 7, 1955 in Sarnia, the son of Norman and Iona Gladys (Lester) Caudle King.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. St. Thomas. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society.

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SHERVINGTON: J. Carol (McKinley) of Leamington and formerly of St. Thomas, ON

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Shervington, J. Carol (McKinley) of Leamington and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly at the Leamington Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, August 15th, 2013, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Joseph “Wally” Shervington (2009) and dearly loved mother of Debi and Jeffrey. Loved grandmother of Craig and Troy Dutot and Laurie Klassen-DeBono. Dear sister of Doug McKinley (Debbie). Sadly missed by sister-in-law Betty (Bruce) Ford and Don (Beth) Shervington. Carol was born in Havelock, Ontario on July 3rd, 1933.

A public Memorial service to celebrate Carol’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Saturday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CAMPBELL: Beverley Joanne of St. Thomas

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Campbell, Beverley Joanne of St. Thomas, passed away at her late residence, on Monday, August 12th, 2013, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn R. Campbell (Feb. 3, 2007) and dearly loved mother of Victoria Ann and her husband Steve Flannery of Flint, Michigan and Jacqueline Ann Haskins of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Sydney Jacqueline and Taylor Nicole Haskins and Heather Elizabeth and Rachel Victoria Flannery.  Dear sister of the late Valerie Ann Phillips (March 24, 2003) and her husband Jack Phillips of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nephews. Bev was born in St. Thomas on March 22, 1941, the daughter of the late Roy Gordon and Viola Mildred (Ford) Thomson. She was a member of Central United Church. Bev was a long time accountant with Williams Funeral Home and formerly worked for Banghart, Kelly and Doig Accounting.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home , 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Friday from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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MCBRIDE: Geesje of St. Thomas and formerly of Dundas

Posted by on August 19, 2013

McBride, Geesje of St. Thomas and formerly of Dundas, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 70. Dearly loved wife and best friend of 49 years  of Gregory McBride and loved mother of Tammy and her husband Dr. Rob Black of St. Thomas and Sean and his wife Kristina McBride of Brantford. Much loved grandmother of Tom, Dan, Christine, Colleen, Darcy, Laura and Cameron. Dear sister of Andre Scholten and Janny Bruijn. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Geesje was born in Meppel, The Netherlands on October 28th, 1942, the daughter of the late Grietje (Westerhuis) and Gerrit Scholten. She came to Canada in 1952. Geesje was retired from Valley City Manufacturing in Dundas having worked there for over 32 years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Church and was a long time member of St. Augustine’s Parish in Dundas.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Wednesday evening  at 6:45 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Lupus Ontario.

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BALLARD: Andrew Malcolm, BSc., M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P., CMRO, CIME of St. Thomas, ON

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Ballard (174x250)BALLARD, Andrew Malcolm, BSc., M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P., CMRO, CIME, peacefully passed away “Fighting the Good Fight” at the South Muskoka Algonquin Health Centre, Bracebridge, Ontario on Saturday August 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  Andrew was the cherished and devoted husband of Gail (Elms). The proud father of Heather and Samantha. Brother of Kathryn Motolko and her husband, Dr. Michael Motolko, London, the late James Ballard (2001) and sister in law of Lou Ann Fallis Ballard, Toronto. Brother-in-law of Howard Elms and Kim Howe, St. Thomas. Affectionately remembered by his nephews, Ryan Ballard, Jeffrey Ballard, Alexander Motolko, James Elms and Dane Elms. Nieces,  Kelly Motolko and Carolyn Joy Motolko. Son of the late Dr. Joy Mackinnon Ballard (1992), and son in law of George (1992) and Betty Elms (1979).  Andrew was a graduate of St. Andrew’s College, Aurora, the University’s of Toronto and Western Ontario. He was dedicated to the practice of family and occupational medicine for over 25 years. Among Andrew’s numerous professional affiliations, he was the past president of the St. Thomas-Elgin Medical Association, past secretary District #2 Ontario Medical Association and board member, finance committee on Physician Services Foundations Incorporated. He loved the game of golf, skiing and cottaging in Muskoka with his family.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday, August 21st from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, August 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Wellington St., St. Thomas on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  Private interment in the family plot  in St. Thomas Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances would be appreciated to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Chemotherapy Unit) or to the Old St. Thomas Church Restoration. Fund.

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DODGE: Alana Elizabeth “Daisy” of London, Ontario

Posted by on August 19, 2013

IMG_0004At LHSC peacefully, after a valiant struggle with cancer, on August 19, 2013, Alana Elizabeth “Daisy” Dodge, age 36 years. She is the beloved and cherished daughter of her Mommy, Victoria Cripps of London, and her Poppy, Ronn E. Dodge of Forest. Alana is a much loved niece, sister, friend and traveller who has left us far too soon. She was a lover of books, music, animals, adventure, basketball, her big jeep, her job at the J.W. Marriott on Rosseau, the planet, daisies, the color orange, and her beloved and valued friends. From hiking boots to killer heels she lived large and was a bright light to all affected by her. Her light has not gone out. It will continue to shine through all who knew and loved her, always and forever. “Not all who wander are lost”.  Friends may call at the DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 362 Waterloo St, London, on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A celebration of life will be held at the DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 11:00 am.  Alana’s family thank the staff of London Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department, Oncology, Cancer Clinic and Palliative Care for all their care and concern over these past several months. We extend special thanks to Denning Funeral Directors and staff, John T. Donohue Funeral Home and staff for their professional services in helping fulfill Alana’s wishes. We thank the dear pall bearers and all who will participate in Alana’s celebration of life. We are grateful to all of you. Flowers are welcome, as are donations to Alana’s favorite place to visit kitties, the OSPCA. 1234 Muskoka Road 118 W. Box #2804, Bracebridge, ON. P1L 1W5.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS.  A tree will be planted in Alana’s memory by the Dodge family at the Esli Dodge Conservation Area, Forest.

 

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