LAWRENCE: Dorothy (née Hames), of London

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Lawrence - MRAt Westmount Gardens on Sunday, November 24th, 2013, with family at her side, Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence (née Hames), of London, in her 81st year.  Wife of the late Joe Lawrence (1962).  Beloved mother of Carolyn Francis (the late Bruce), Sam (Cathie) Lawrence, Cathy (Paul) Lawrence-Porchak, Lizzie (George) Mulcahy, all of London, and the late Thomas Lawrence (2005).  Dear sister of Doris Barnewell, of Georgetown, and the late Eric, John and Norman Hames.  Proud grandmother of Joseph, Robbie (Tonya), Graham (April), Patti-Anne, Michael (Crystal), Shannon (Jeff), Kevin (Michelle), Kyle, Barbara, Christopher, Bob (Jackie), Peter (Angela), Lori (Ezra) and Mark (Katie).  “Old Nanny” to great-grandchildren Amelia, Alecia, Terryann, Michael, Jason, Amanda, Patrick, Abbigale, Gerorge E., Jack, Nevin, Kenny, Dave, Angela, Joshua, Jordan, Michaela, Cohen, Stephanie, Shelby, Joseph W., Kahlen, Karlene, Jaden, Cameron, Corey, Breanna and Dakota, and great-great-grandchildren Chelsea and Elin.  A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the Salvation Army or the London Humane Society.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BUREAU, André of Val Caron

Posted by on November 24, 2013

BUREAU, AndreThe family announces with sorrow his passing in Val Caron on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Colombe (née Houle) Bureau.  Son of the late Edmond and the late Gabrielle (née Porlier) Bureau.  Loving father of Daniel Bureau (Nathalie) of Val Caron and Yves Bureau (Pauline Richards) of London.  Dear brother of Marguerite Veronneau (late Rhéal), Paul Bureau (Terry), Thérèse Demers (late Stan) and Anita Courchesne (Maurice).  Predeceased by his siblings Gilberte Belzile (late Roch), Louise Levesque (late Bob), Jean-Louis Bureau (Colette) and Elise Veronneau (late René).  Proud pépère of Chloé Bureau and Audrey Bureau. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. André loved fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and the great outdoors.  As per André’s request, there will be no visitation.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse. Donations (by cheque only) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer.

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RADER, Dorothy Catherine (Kraft) of Dashwood

Posted by on November 24, 2013

RADER: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, Dorothy Catherine (Kraft) Rader, of Dashwood, age 91.  Beloved wife of the late Elgin “Elgie” Samuel Rader (1995).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Arthur and Roberta Rader of Racine, Wisconsin, Ken and Eleanor Rader, Richard and Rose Marie Rader all of Dashwood, Brian and Rosemary Rader of Zurich.  Cherished grandma of Marc and Nicole Rader, Sarah and Jason Hughes, Jonathon Rader, Michael and Jody Rader, Amy and Brad Hern, Tammy Rader, Danny and Cheryl Rader, Joe Rader and Kira Conley and Jacqui Rader.  Loved great-grandma of 12 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister-in-law of Ruth Kraft of Exeter, Arvis Rader of Stratford and Wendell Gamble of London. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Edmund and Eleanora (Willert) Kraft, brother Harold “Hally” Kraft (2009).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. John E. Trembulak III officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MARRIOTT; LULU of Petrolia

Posted by on November 23, 2013

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Passed away peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Friday, November 22, 2013.  LULU MARRIOTT (Weatherstone)(nee McPhail), of Petrolia, was in 106th year.  She was the loving wife of the George Weatherstone (1964) and Reid Marriott (1991).  She was the loved mother of the late Bob (Dorothy) Weatherstone of London and Shirley (the late Richard (2001))Blackwell of London,  and step-mother to the late Audrey (the late Irvin) Barrett, the late John (Bernice) Marriott, the late Isabel (Don) Moore, Walter (Shirley) Marriott, the late Shirley (the late Bob) Warren, and the late Eldon (the late Jean) Marriott.  She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.  Lulu was predeceased by her parents Dougald and Flora McPhail, sisters Marguerite Johnston, Reta Capener, Levina Richardson, and her brothers James McPhail and Gordon McPhail.   She a was longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge in Petrolia.   A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  Visitors will be received prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.   Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Special thanks to the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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WILLIMOTT, Frederick Sydney of Exeter formerly of Windsor

Posted by on November 22, 2013

WILLIMOTT:  Frederick Sydney Willimott World War II Veteran.  Peacefully and with dignity at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Friday, November 22, 2013, Fred of Exeter, formerly of Windsor, age 91.  Loved husband and best friend of 71 years of Gladys Willimott. Special dad to Richard of Kingsville, Kim and Steve Baynham of Exeter, daughter-in-law Laurie Willimott of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his son Rodger Willimott (2009), grandson Todd, parents Ambrose and Florence Willimott and brother John Willimott.  Special Poppa to Jess and Grandpa to Kelly, Erica, Katie, Jamie and several great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the staff at Queensway for their care and concern shown to dad.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Queensway Nursing Home, Alzheimer Society or a charity of choice.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com 

 

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TUCKER, Jean Isabel of London

Posted by on November 22, 2013

TUCKER, Jean Isabel – With full family surrounding her, Jean Tucker died peacefully at the age of 82, on Thursday, November 21st, 2013, at LHSC – University Hospital.  Beloved wife of Bill Tucker for 58 precious years.  Close, loving mother of William A. (Mary Ann) and Janet Langley (Craig).  Idolized by five grandchildren:  Rebecca Blair (Stewart), Shaun Tucker (Sarah), Christopher Langley, Michael Tucker (Kelley), and Janine Langley (Scott Semple).  Also “Gigi” to two great grandsons:  Elliot Blair and Harrison Tucker.  Dear sister of late brothers Stanley and Thomas Profit and Alex Profit and his wife Irene, of Windsor.  Heartfelt thanks to the professional, caring staff at University Hospital, notably Dr. Brian Larocque.  Cremation has taken place with a private graveside service for the immediate family.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 

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LENEHAN: Mary Irene, of London

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Lenehan - slightly darkerPassed away peacefully at Chateau Gardens on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 with family by her side, three days after her 97th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late Jack Lenehan.  Loving mother of Eleanore Lamont (Tom), Catherine Cunningham (Stuart) and Elaine Quigley (Jim).  Proud Nan and Meme of Michael, Christopher, Siuzanne, Jennifer, Lisa, Kathryn and Bryce.  Great-grandmother of Jamie, Nicole, Sean, Jordan and Connor, and great-great-grandmother of Tristan.  Fondly remembered by her in-laws Mike Hunchurick and Barbara Lenehan, and by her extended family and friends.  Predeceased by her sisters Barbara Bacon and Helen Groke.  A special “thank you” to Mom’s nursing home family at Chateau Gardens for their loving care and support.  Visitation will be held on Sunday 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 Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Online condolences are available at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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KNIGHTS, Stub of Blenheim

Posted by on November 22, 2013

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William W. (Stub) Knights passed away at home in his favourite chair in the early hours of Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the age of 78.

Stub was the son of Clarence (predeceased 1993) and Eileen (Johnston) Knights, currently of Blenheim Community Village.  A life long resident of Blenheim, Stub is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Rigby) Knights, his son, Stewart (Stubby), of Blenheim, and his daughter, Jane and her husband John Pratt, of Aurora, ON. Stub was cherished “Grandpa Stub” to Billy Jo Knights and Chris Cunningham, Jessica (Knights) and Matt Hall, Claire Knights, and Tyler and Michele Pratt, and Great-Grandpa Stub to Jolee Knights, and Cameron and Emily Hall.

Stub is also survived by his sister and brother and their spouses, John and Sally Knights, and Ann and Jack Morrison, and was predeceased by sister Mary (Bill) Sutherland in 2008. He also leaves many treasured nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Stub graduated from Ridgetown College of Agricultural Technology in 1954, and was involved in the agricultural community his entire life. He farmed, trucked livestock, and was an employee of the Ontario Pork Producers until the time of his death. He also owned and helped to run Blenheim Meats with his son, Stubby.

Stub was a valued member of the Kiwanis Club of Blenheim for many years and a Life Member and Past President of the Golden Acres Curling Club.

Stub was also an avid boater and spent many summers in Erieau, relaxing by the shanty, cooking legendary breakfasts and barbecued dinners, and cruising the waters of Lake Erie and Rondeau Bay.

The family will receive visitors at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday, November 25 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm, and the funeral will be held there on Tuesday, November 26 at 11am, with a reception following at the Golden Acres Curling Club.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Tyler Pratt, Chris Cunningham, Matt Hall, Bill Clendenning, Tom Hebblethwaite, Leo Timmermans, and Peter, Jeff and Kevin Knights.

Donations to Chatham Kent Hospice or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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BUTH: Dirk of Wardsville and formerly of West Lorne

Posted by on November 22, 2013

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Dirk Buth, age 85, passed away on November 17th, 2013 at Beattie Haven Retirement Community, Wardsville, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife, Donna Jean (nee Moss), in 2012. Dirk is survived by two daughters, Karen Jean Buth and Mary Marcia Grueter, two grandsons, Andreas Dirk Grueter and Markus Alexander Grueter, brother Len Buth and sister-in-law Doris Buth, sisters-in-law Mary Moss and Dorothy Smoke, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a future date. Donations in memory of Dirk may be made to the Alzheimer Society or another charity.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Beattie Haven for their compassion and excellent care.

Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com. WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (519 785-0810) entrusted with arrangements.  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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JACKSON: Donald Gordon of Strathroy

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Don Jackson passed away, in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley Jackson (Wonnacott)(2011).  Loving father of Karen (Chris), Kathy (John) Sarvari, Kevin (Diana) and Kimberly (John) Harris.  Cherished grandfather of Alan, Erin (Jason), Michelle (Brandon), David (Carla) and the late Laura.  Great-grandfather of Dustin, Zack, Dylan, Isaac, Sam, Emilie, Aneeka, Jordan, Saleena and Ashley.  Dear brother of Keith (Marlene) Jackson and Barry (Mary) Jackson and brother-in-law of Donald (Aukje) Wonnacott .  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Thursday November 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service commencing at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald H. Wonnacott officiating.  In memory of Don, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.

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SIMIC: Penny of London

Posted by on November 21, 2013

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Suddenly at her residence in London on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Penny (Potter) Simic in her 73rd year.  Cherished mother of Jamie-Lee Wilson (Wilf Vale), Stacey-Anne Simic (Mike) and Jennifer Wilson (Terry).  Proud grammy of Sara, Kurt, Michael Scott (Venessa) and great-grammy of Dallas. Dear sister of Priscilla Brown and predeceased by her siblings Pat, Tom and Peggy. Dearly missed by her dog Boomer.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment and Memorial service to be held at St. John’s of Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Avenue (Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  Please meet in the parking lot of the church by 11:15am and we will proceed through the cemetery to the gravesite for the service at 11:30am.  Refreshments will be served following the service on site at the church and all are welcome to share their memories and stories in celebration of Penny’s life.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London ON  N5V 3K5.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BICKELL, Velma M of Woodstock,

Posted by on November 21, 2013

BICKELL, Velma – Peacefully at Caressant Care on Thursday, November 21, 2013, Velma May Bickell of Woodstock in her 87th year.  Daughter of the late Howard and May Bickell (nee Reason).  Dear sister of Don (Marg) Bickell of Port Franks and Marion (Ron) Church of St. Williams.  Remembered by her sister-in-law Rita Bickell of Chippewa.  Also lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Bill (1999) and  sister Helen (2004) .  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Sunday, November 24, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm with the funeral service in the chapel at 3:00 pm with Rev. Maya Landell officiating.  Interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be arranged through Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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Wilson: Faye of Sarnia

Posted by on November 21, 2013

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At LHSC – University Campus – London, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, FAYE ELIZABETH (nee Waite) WILSON, of Sarnia, passed away at the of age 79. Beloved wife of the late George Lee Wilson (2000). Loving mother of George Lee Wilson and the late Richard Wilson. Cherished grandmother of Gary, Liticia, and Lee Wilson. Also survived by her brother Harry Waite and his wife Wilma of Barrie and many great grand-children and nieces and nephews. Faye along with her late husband Lee were well known and liked in the restaurant business and Faye and Lee had retired as the former owners of Lee’s Snack House as well Lee and Faye’s at the Sarnia Farmers Market. Funeral services will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Memorial gifts in memory of Faye may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Brain Injury Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

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102 N. Victoria St. 

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

 

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DORSSERS, Siham of Blenheim

Posted by on November 21, 2013

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Siham Mary Dorssers passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on November 19, 2013 at the age of 76.  Siham was one of three children born their late parents Mariana and Gabriel Najjar and is survived by her sister Nouhad Najjar (predeceased by her husband Ghanem Ghanem) and by her brother Charlie Najjar.  After the death of Siham’s father, her mother married Mikhael Hraiki (deceased) and their family grew to include her sisters and brothers Laudie Hraiki & Saliba Jriege, Khoulia Hraiki & Hatem Kobrossy, Mahassen Hraiki & Kamal Moulayess, Rahif Hraiki (deceased) & Avila Najjar, Kalim Hraiki & Simona Mansour and Wassim Hraiki & Dianne Shapas.

On December 26, 1959 Siham married Tony Dorssers who predeceased her on November 22, 2010.  Siham and Tony worked hard in life building their business “Dorssers Welding Company” and raising two children Mike & Carol (Walker) Dorssers of Blenheim and Jacqueline Dorssers of Chatham.  They were also blessed with five grandchildren; Michael Gabriel Preston, Megan & Marshall Cole, Nicole Dorssers, Clinton Dorssers & Jessika Harding and Alan Dorssers and most recently a great grandson Logan Cole.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street in Blenheim for visitation on Friday November 22, 2013 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough Street N, Blenheim on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow in St. Mary’s Hall.  Cremation will take place with a private family interment at a later date.  Friends wishing to remember Siham with a Memorial Donation are asked to consider the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario or the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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ARMSTRONG, Richard (Dick) Patterson- Of London

Posted by on November 21, 2013

ARMSTRONG, Richard (Dick) Patterson – Passed away peacefully at Highview Residences, London, with his family at his side on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.  He is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 60 years and dear friend of 75 years, Marian, devoted daughters Janet and Linda and very special sons-in-law Greg Carr and Mark Enns.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss Dick’s special joi de vivre.   Predeceased by his sister Mary Frankish (2010).  Dick was born on May 10, 1929 in New Liskeard, Ontario.   His heart will forever remain at the family cottage where he would return often to his roots.  He will be interred at Pioneer Cemetery, Temiskaming Shores in the spring 2014.  He obtained his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1952 and started a long and very successful career that took him from Quebec to Ontario and Michigan.  He was President & CEO of three diverse companies; Westclox Canada, Baker Perkins (Canada and US) and Hayward Pool Products Canada.

He supported local charities such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Sisters of St. Joseph (Peterborough) through direct involvement and served on several boards during his working career, most notably Trent University Board of Governors.   A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland North, London, on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of London or Highview Residences. The family would like to thank Dr. John Jordan for his compassion. We would also like to thank the ‘family’ at Highview for their exceptional care.  His final home was filled with love, care and compassion. For this, his family will be forever grateful.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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KISH: Kathleen Matilda of London

Posted by on November 21, 2013

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Kathleen (Kay) Kish (Humphrey) in her 84th year at the Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care (St. Mary’s Hospital), London on Thursday, October 31st, 2013. She leaves behind her loving husband of 67 years Michael Kish Sr. Loving mother of Cathie (Perry) Kish and Michael (Larysa) Kish Jr. Cherished grandmother of Jill (Brett) Kish. Dear sister of Marion McNaughton of Trenton.  Predeceased by her parents Mary and Fred Humphrey, her sisters Eileen Clinkersmith and Dolly Hewitt; brothers Stan, Frank, Harry, Tom, Bert, and Charles Humphrey.  Kay was known as a beautiful person inside and out and was a talented woman and mother who loved sewing, quilting and painting. The family would like to thank the first floor nursing staff at Mount Hope for their care and kindness to our mother. In accordance with Kay’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WATTS: Sylvia of London

Posted by on November 20, 2013

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Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Sylvia Frances (Monger) Watts of London in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of the late Alan Roy Watts (November 18, 1989). Loving mother of Rosemarie McKay and her husband Don of London. Predeceased by her son Robert Alan Watts (1992).  Cherished grandma of Kevin McKay of Toronto and Dan McKay of London.  Proud great-grandmother of Hayley of Toronto and Aidan of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her 8 siblings.  A special thanks to all the staff at The Village of Glendale Crossing for their loving care, support and fun. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10 am.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 309 Commissioners Road West, Unit A, London, ON N6J 1Y4.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BREITENFELD: Leonard F., of St. Thomas

Posted by on November 20, 2013

Leonard Breitenfeld 3BREITENFELD, Leonard F., a life-long resident of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, St. Thomas on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in his 91st year.  Born in St. Thomas, October 19, 1923, he was the son of the late Frederick and Violet (nee Rowe) Breitenfeld.  Leonard is fondly remembered by cousins, Laura, Pam and Jeff.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private graveside service will be held at Elmdale Memorial Park.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke for the compassionate care provided to Leonard.

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GAULIN, Valerie – of London

Posted by on November 20, 2013

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GAULIN, Valerie – Passed away at University Hospital on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. She was 63.  Beloved mother of Jeff Gaulin (Tina) of Calgary, Julie Yeoman (Darryl), and Victoria Gaulin all of London.  Cherished grandmother to Jonah, Audrey, Holly and Linden.  Dear sister of Beverly Blank (Ray), Roberta Seaton (Stu), James Mundt (Annie), Dale Mundt and Donna Sanford (Jeff).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Ted and Irene Mundt and by her sisters Karen Antoine and Noreen Johnstone-Warren.  A public memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and all are welcome.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Valerie are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.  We miss you Mom.

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YOUNGSON, William (Bill) – of London

Posted by on November 20, 2013

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YOUNGSON, William (Bill) – Passed away at University Hospital after a battle with cancer on November 18th, 2013, in his 79th year.  He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Karen Cholin (Ian) of Thunder Bay, Brenda Youngson of Keswick, stepdaughter Barbara Czyzowski of Toronto, brother Jack (Ann) of Mitchell, sisters Leone and Mary (Ray) of St. Marys, grandchildren James, Heidi and Jessica as well as many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Dave and Annie Youngson, brother Gerald, brothers-in-law Bob Conley and Bill Vanderholst, sister-in-law Dorothy Youngson, stepson Stephen Czyzowski and son-in-law Ken Flood.  Bill loved to travel and enjoyed a good picnic by the St. Clair River watching the sail boats go by.  He met his wife while teaching Drivers Ed, and enjoyed working for UWO.  He enjoyed a good joke and always had one to tell. His sense of humour stayed with him until the end.  Bill loved his family and sharing his knowledge with his grandchildren, whether it was gardening or the art of telling a joke, his blue eyes twinkled with joy and laughter.   Memorial visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SALES: Donna May of London

Posted by on November 20, 2013

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Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Campus on Monday, November 18, 2013 Donna May (Wood) Sales in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Thomas Sales. Loving and adored mother of Janine Mathyssen and her husband Jeff, Lianne Clare and her husband Jeff and Tanya Sales and her partner Susan White.  Cherished by her granddaughters Kathryn and Jordyn. Dear sister of Jim Wood and his partner Cathy of Durham. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 and one hour prior to the service (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.) at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation with a private family interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Mary’s, Ontario at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association,  648 Huron Street, London ON  N5Y 4J8 or the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London ON  N5V 3K5.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DONOVAN: Cheryl Leslie of London

Posted by on November 19, 2013

DonovanDONOVAN, Cheryl Leslie (Boulianne-Mote)….

Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Saturday, November 16, 2013, Cheryl Donovan of London in her 60th year. Loving mother of Lynn Boulianne and her husband Adrian, Todd Boulianne and his wife Stacey, Duane Boulianne and his partner Isabelle, and Jessica Boulianne all of London. Also loved by her grandchildren Tyler (Tiffany), Nicholas, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Tehlor-Nycole, Kyle, Nathan and Conner. Dear sister of Pat Long and her husband Earl, Linda Tower and her husband Glenn all of London, Robert Mote and his wife Janie of Rodney, Jim Mote and his wife Cathy, Larry Mote and his wife Karen, and John Mote and his wife Sherry all of London. and dear sister-in-law of Pauline Mote of Bothwell. Predeceased by her parents, Leroy and Verna, her brothers William and Kenneth Mote and her sister Donna Mote. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 and on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 10-11 am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11 am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, ON N6C 9Z9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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COLLIER: John Allister of London

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COLLIER, John Allister……

After a courageous battle with cancer, John Collier lost his battle at Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday, November 14, 2013, John was in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Coutts) Collier. Dear brother of Joe Collier. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Beth Miller, Patricia Abbott and Hester Stellard. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (9:30 – 10:30 am) to the memorial service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:30 am. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HARMON: Patrick S. of St. Thomas, Ont (formerly England)

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Patrick HarmonHARMON- Patrick Shaune Harmon passed away, while surrounded by his family at University Hospital, as a result of a motor vehicle accident on November 16, 2013, at the age of 46.   Patrick leaves behind his best friend and loving wife Margaret Harmon (nee Dyck) and his two wonderful boys Baily and Adam.  He is also survived by his parents Frank and Alberta Harmon of England; his siblings Maria (Mark) Cassidy and their son Christopher and his daughter Chloe of England, Paul (Marie) Harmon and their children Katie and Ross of Ireland, Susan (Darren) Smart and their children Matthew, Jack, Neive and Lauren of England; his mother-in-law Margaret (late John) Dyck of Aylmer; brother and sisters-in-law Anne (Ralph) Brix and their children Joshua, Darren, Michael and Brianne of Aylmer, Peter Keyes of Vancouver, John (Karen) Dyck and their children Amelia and Caleb of Ohio, Sue (Bob) Jaster and their children Bobby, Mandy, Kristin and Matthew of Michigan; and by many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Patrick and Margaret met and fell in love while working on cruise ships together.  Patrick was an avid reader, writer and poet.  He loved the ocean, scuba diving and people.  Patrick worked at Starwood Hotels and previously at Van Pelt’s.  Visitation will be held at Faith Church 345 Fairview Avenue, St. Thomas on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, where the funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm.  Cremation to follow.  If desired, a trust fund has been set up for Patrick’s family.  Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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BURGESS: Mrs. Margaret E. (nee Prior), of Fingal

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margaret burgess 003BURGESS, Mrs. Margaret E. (nee Prior), of Fingal, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 18, 2013, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for 68 years to William W. Burgess.  Dearly loved mother of Donna Burgess of St. Thomas, Barbara Telfer (Ken), and Ray Burgess (Barbara) of R.R.#1, St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Lisa Telfer, Alex Telfer (Dawn), Richard Burgess (Jennifer), Craig Burgess, and Steven Burgess.  Proud great grandmother of Jordan, Julia, Kate, Anderson, and Taiten.  Also survived by several nephews.  A brother, Duncan Prior, was killed overseas during the Second World War while serving with the Canadian Army, and a grandson, David J. Burgess died in 1984.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, September 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Gordon L. and Margaret (nee Lindsay) Prior.  Margaret was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Fingal where she was active in various groups and the former organist for 51 years.  She was a member of Golden Acres Chapter #305, O.E.S., Shedden, and a long-time volunteer with the Extendicare Auxiliary, Port Stanley.  Friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, November 21st  from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be appreciated.

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