STONE: Amelia “SIS” Hannah

Posted by on January 8, 2014

Stone, Amelia ORIGPeacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Amelia passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in her 96th year.  Predeceased by her husbands James Wilson (1972) and Ronald Stone (2007).  Also predeceased by her parents William and Lucy Cripps, sister Eva Shaddick and brothers Jack (late Joy), Fred (Anne), George, Gerald (late Eva), Bill (late Ella), and Ted (Pat),  “Sis” is survived by her sister Catherine (Walt), sisters-in-law Anne and Pat and her brother Ken (late Iris).  Dearly beloved mother of James (Eileen), David (late Jessie), Robert (Kathleen) and Thomas (Marg).  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Amelia was a member of the Sisters of the Eastern Star for 75 years.  Funeral Services will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Visitation to be held 1 hour prior to service.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  In memory of Sis, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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MILLS: Howard S., of St. Thomas

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MILLS, Howard S., a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2014.  Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Grantham) Mills.  Father of Brian Mills (Heather) of St. Thomas, and the late Warren Mills (Cheryl of St. Thomas).  Also survived by several in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Howard was the brother of the late Carol Kieltyka and the late Donald Mills, and the son of the late Alvin and Ruth (nee Crossett) Mills.  He was a retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and his cremated remains will be interred privately in South Park Cemetery.  There will be no public visitation or service.  If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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LORD, Sheila of London and formerly of Sussex, NB

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LORD, Sheila – At Horizon Place, London, on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, Mrs. Sheila R. (Crawford) Lord of London and formerly of Sussex, NB, is reunited with her beloved husband Ernie (Sept. 2013) in her 76th year. Lovingly known as “Mugs” by her children Cindy Pattenden (Larry) of London, Ontario, Shari Bumstead of Florida, Terri Burden (Jerry) of Kapolei, Hawaii and Stephen Lord of Olds, Alberta.  Dear sister of Bob Crawford (Elizabeth) of Halifax, NS.  Proud Grandma “G.G.” to Scott Adair (Heather), Tyler Pattenden, Kaleena Patrowich (Scott), Kurtis Duggan, Kaitlyn Bumstead, Tara-Lynn Lord, Shawn Lord, Matthew and Jessica.  Also survived by her great-grandchildren Mackenzie, William and Damian.  There will be no funeral service.  Private family interment will take place at a later date.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sheila are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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FLETCHER, Harry J. of Woodstock

Posted by on January 7, 2014

FLETCHER, Harry – Passed away suddenly at Woodstock General Hospital on Monday, January 6, 2014, Harry James Earle Fletcher of Woodstock in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of Stella Fletcher (nee Martin). Loving father of Michael Fletcher (Jane) of Woodstock, Martin Fletcher (Nadia) of London and Joanne Doucet (Eric) of Balmoral, NB.  Missed by his grandchildren Emelyn Fletcher, Justin and Emily Rose Doucet.  Dear brother of Richard Fletcher (Carolyn), Edward Fletcher (Rosemary) and Irene Crawford (Robert). Harry will be fondly remembered by his several nieces, nephews and extended family.  Predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Bertha Fletcher (nee Moore), as well as his siblings Ken, Maggie, Tom and Gilbert.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock on Friday, January 10, 2014 for visitation from 1:00 –2:00 PM.  A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 PM..  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund or Woodstock Hospital Foundation – Dialysis Unit would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ROBINSON, Major G. Dale (Retired) of London

Posted by on January 7, 2014

ROBINSON, Major (Retired) G. Dale – Passed away at his residence in London on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 in his 79th year. Beloved husband and best friend for 47 years to Carole (Forrest) Robinson. Loving Dad of Dale and Lesley both of London. Dear brother of Nancy Williams of Lindsay, Jane Beamer of St. Catharines and Debbie Phillips (Ken) of Little Britain. Loving grandpa of Elisha and Aiden. Predeceased by his grandson Gabrielle Robinson (2004) and by his sister Carol Keffer (1984). The graveside service will be held at Lakeside South Valentia Cemetery, Lindsay, on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dale are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Health Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MacDIARMID: Stuart J., of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 7, 2014

LegionBlack Watchstuart macdiarmid 01MacDIARMID, Stuart J., of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Thursday, January 2, 2014, in his 81st year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Jean “Marg” Nichol.  Father of Maureen (Gerry), Ian, Kevin, John, and Neil (Shannon).  Grandfather of Shane and Nathan. Born on January 16, 1933, in Montréal, QC, he was the son of the late Harold and Helen “Nellie” (nee Johnston) MacDiarmid.  Stuart joined the 48th Highlander Regiment of Canada Reserve in 1950 and the active 48th Highlander Regiment of Canada in 1951.  He travelled to Germany in 1951 with the 48th Regiment and subsequently transferred to the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada with whom he served from 1952-1954.  Stuart was a retired driver with Trimac (Municipal Tank Line) and was a former driver with United Van Line.  He was an adherent of St. Mark’s United Church, St. Thomas and he was a member of the Black Watch (RHR) Association, the Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas, and the Elgin County Railway Museum.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Stuart’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 16th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:45–10:45 a.m.  Interment of his cremated remains will be made at a later date in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, LHSF Re: London Regional Cancer Program, the Elgin County Railway Museum, or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.  A combined memorial service will also be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, January 16th at 10:45 a.m. by the officers and members of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion and the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada.

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CRIGHTON: Gordon Douglas, of London

Posted by on January 6, 2014

Crighton - editedA resident of London, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at University Hospital, at the age of 53. Beloved partner of 31 years to Jack Klopper. Predeceased by his mother Helen Crighton (née Martin) and survived by his father, Jim Crighton. Wonderful brother and brother-in-law to Clifford and Gertie Crighton, Randy and Lyla Crighton and Marty and Sheila Crighton. Much-loved uncle of Jason and Arielle Crighton (Vancouver), Lee Crighton (Vancouver) and Jordan Crighton (Sudbury). Gord blessed family and friends with his unique sense of humour, his willingness to always lend a hand and his giving heart. Special thanks to the 8th floor doctors, nurses and staff of University Hospital:  your compassion, professionalism and dedication are second-to-none and appreciated by all. Gord’s wishes were to be cremated followed by a Celebration of Life which will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Gordon to the Humane Society, the Arthritis Society, Animalert or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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STEWARD (née Pryce): Alma Evans, of London

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At University Hospital, London, Ontario on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, in her 92nd year.  Cherished wife of the late Frederick Steward.  Dear sister of Ethel.  Sister-in-law of Donald Steward and his wife Barbara; Kenneth Steward and his wife Louise; and the late Gordon Steward and his wife Terry.  Dearest aunt of several nieces and nephews.  Also dearly missed by Mary Rutten who was a devoted friend to Alma and Fred.  The funeral service will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Donations in memory of Alma to Parkwood Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BIKKER, Jan of London

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Sunday, January 5, 2014, Jan Bikker of London in his 88th year, entered into eternity.  Beloved husband of Magda Bikker for 48 years.  Loving father of Jack Bikker and his wife Jennifer of New Jersey. Marianne Simm and her husband Allan of London.  Cherished Opa of Jan, Paul, Michael, Katie, Chelsea, and Camden.  Dear brother of Flori van Capelleveen and her husband Teus and brother-in-law of Cees Rijpma and his wife Jopie, Obbe Rijpma and his partner Letty, Marnix Rijpma and his wife Thea, Joke Bikker and Remke Rijpma all of The Netherlands.  He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, and their families. Predeceased by his brother Arie Bikker and his brother-in-law Henk Rijpma. Jan was a loving person and was always helping others.  He will be greatly missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-8pm on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A memorial service to celebrate Jan’s life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2 pm, at the New Apsotolic Church, 111 Wortley Road, London.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RUSSO, Joseph John, of Glencoe

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Russo,JoePeacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on January 4, 2014, Joseph John Russo, of Glencoe in his 84th year.  Loving husband of 60 years to Margaret A. Russo (“Peggy” nee Dicker).  Joseph was the only child to Joseph and Teresa (Reid) Russo.  He will be missed by his children, Peter (Barb) Russo of Huron Park and Suzanne Russo (Patrick O’Donald) of Strathroy.  He was a special Papa Joe to his grandchildren William Chapman, Deanna (Gerald) Edwards and Michael Ford and to his great-grandchildren Taylor & Harley Edwards and Aliya & McKenna Ford.  Joseph is also remembered by his sisters-in-law Betty (Bill) McFarlane and Dorothy Dicker and is pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Tom Dicker.  Joseph was a past Deputy Fire Chief for the Glencoe Fire Department, of which he served for 26 years.  He was instrumental in the start-up of St. Charles Catholic Elementary School in Glencoe, and served on the Catholic School Board and the Quad County School Board.  He and his wife Peggy owned and operated the Russo Shoe Store in Glencoe where Joe loved working in the store.  He loved people and he had a dry wit and liked to joke.  He loved a game of pool, with his brother-like friend, Ken Reycraft.  He enjoyed his garden very much and was also always on for a game of cards.  Many thanks to the staff and Doctors at Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for the wonderful care that Joe received.  Cremation has taken place and as per Joe’s wishes a private, family graveside service will be held at a later date with interment at Oakland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to the charity of your choice through Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe.  www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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MARKS: Doug of Exeter

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Marks, Doug-W150At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, January 6, 2014 of Exeter in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of Eileen Marks for 65 years.  Dear father of Pam Marks of Exeter, Douglas Marks and Laura Kerr of Port Lambton, Janet Marks and Eric Bolduc of London, and Debra Marks and Ron Schistad of Barrie.  Doug will be sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.  Friends may call for visitation, at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday, January 8th from 2-4 PM.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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HOLMES: Douglas Floyd ‘Dick’ of Blenheim

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Holmes, Doug editedHOLMES: Douglas Floyd ‘Dick’ – A resident of Blenheim, Doug Holmes passed away at the Blenheim Community Village, surrounded by his family on Monday, January 6, 2014 in his 83rd. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Doug was the son of the late Clarence and Isabel (Green) Holmes. Beloved husband of 63 years to Grace Holmes (nee Rudman). Loving and dedicated father to Linda and George of London, John and Di of Clinton and Cindy and Stewart of Calgary. Proud grampa of Kara, Alyssa, Brodie, Melanie, Amy, Becky, Jeremy, Brad, Aren and Lukas. Great-grampa to 15 great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Marie Steel of Blenheim and Doris Snobelen of Ajax. Predeceased by his brothers Edwin, Hugh and David. Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Doug was a long-time community leader, and was very involved in the Scouts Canada movement. He coached hockey for a number of local teams in his younger years, and had enjoyed playing baseball. Doug was the former manager of McInytre Pharmacy in Parkhill, before returning to Blenheim to work at the Ford Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Donations made in memory of Doug to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451.

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WINN: Annie Lorraine of Rodney

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IMG_0005Peacefully, at Babcock Community Care Centre, Wardsville on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Annie Lorraine Winn (Robinson) of Rodney in her 90th year.  Predeceased by her husband Edward (1992) and her son Larry (1989).  Dear mother of David and Randy (Janet) of London and Darcy (Cindy) of Wallacetown and daughter in law Linda Winn.  Survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and one sister in law, Marg Winn.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 12 to 2 pm.  Funeral service to follow at 2 pm.  Pastor S. Patterson officiating.  Interment Rodney cemetery.

 

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RUSSELL: Alfred Thomas of Lambton Shores, Ontario

Posted by on January 6, 2014

pictureRussell, Alfred Thomas

September 28, 1948 – January 1, 2014

The family sadly announces Alf’s sudden passing at Ipperwash on

January 1, 2014 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Alf is

survived by his loving wife Joan (McMartin), son Andy of Rossland, BC

and daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Rob Taplin of Cambridge, ON.

His shining star at Christmas was his darling granddaughter Lily Taplin,

3 weeks of age. Alf is also survived by his brothers Don and Leila of

London and John and Marion of Red Deer, AL, as well as in-laws Linda

and Michael Murdie and Anne Walsh. Alf dearly loved his many nieces

and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Alf’s life will be held on

Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm at the Best Western

Stoneridge Inn at 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London, ON. Casual remarks at

3PM.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to World Vision or the

charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be

left at www.denningfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to

the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS

“We shall survive in the memories of our friends”

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PELTIER, Glenn. Chatham, Ontario

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Peltier0001 (WinCE)PELTIER, Glenn. A resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at UniversityHospital in London, at the age of 78. Born in DoverTownship, son of the late Wesley & Bernice Peltier. Loving husband and best friend to Arlene (Downey) Peltier for 54 years. Cherished brother of Murray Peltier (Shirley) of Raleigh, Ruth Sereda (the late Walt) of Raleigh, Betty Ann Ouellette (Gerald) of Dover and the late Robert Peltier (2011).  Glenn is survived by twenty nieces and nephews and by many friends. Glenn retired from the automotive industry and he was always volunteering. Glenn was also a Knights of Columbus member for a number of years. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers to be offered by Father Daniel Bombardier at 3:00 p.m. and Knights of Columbus prayers to be offered at 6:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am with Father Daniel Bombardier as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Chatham.  Donations in memory of Glenn to the Canadian Cancer Society and Blessed Sacrament-St. Vincent De Paul would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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ROZELL: Joyce Anna of London

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Peacefully at peopleCare Oakcrossing, London on Sunday, January 5, 2014 Joyce Rozell in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Rozell. Loving mother of Scott Rozell and his wife Jasmine of London, and Lani Parkinson and her husband Steve of Niagara-on-the-lake. Also loved by her grandchildren Kirsten, Craig Rozell and Aaron, Sean and James Parkinson. Friends will be received by the family from 12 Noon – 1pm  on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 pm. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BEHRNS: Marian Gertrude of London

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Peacefully at Meaford Long Term Care, Meaford on Friday, January 3, 2014 Marian Behrns in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Leroy E. (Lee) Behrns. Loving mother of Debbie (Murray) Harding of Meaford, Connie Pineau of Bradford and John Behrns (Brent Logan) of Meaford. Dear sister of Tom Patterson of Ancaster. Also loved by her 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Special London Grandma to the Declercq family.  Marian was a member of Richards Memorial United Church and belonged to OMAR Temple No. 111 and Daughters of the Nile. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A memorial service will be held at Richards Memorial United Church, 360 Edgeworth Avenue, London, ON N5W 5C4 on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11am. An Eastern Star service under the auspices of Bethlehem Chapter No. 136 will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6;30 pm.  Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Richards Memorial United Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RENDERS: Maria Barbara (nee Matheeuwsen) of Chatham

Posted by on January 5, 2014

Renders, Maria Pic0001RENDERS: Maria Barbara (nee Matheeuwsen) – A resident of Chatham, Maria Renders died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Born in Oirschot, The Netherlands, 94 years ago, Maria immigrated to the Chatham area in 1951. Daughter of the late Jacobus and Johanna (Smulders) Matheeuwsen. Beloved wife of 69 years to the late Frank Renders (2013). Loving mother of Jack & Laura Renders, Port Lambton; Henry & Margaret Renders, Chatham; Elma Renders, Chatham; Gerry & Luanne Renders, Chatham; Maria & Kim Dahl, Vancouver; Maggie & Pat Downey, Erieau; and the late Frank Renders Jr. (2000). Cherished grandmother of 19 and great grandmother of 17. Maria was the last surviving member of her family, predeceased by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers offered at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula’s Roman Catholic Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Avenue West, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 with Fr. Matt Kucharski celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Maria to Canadian Food for Children or a charity of one’s choice are welcome. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario, 519-351-2040.

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BRIERE, Peggy “Susie” of Glencoe

Posted by on January 5, 2014

Briere, PeggyIt is with heavy hearts that the family of Peggy “Susie” Briere (Young) nee Smith, of Glencoe, said good-bye to their mother and friend, after her sudden passing on December 31, 2013.  In her 72nd year, she will be sadly missed by all who loved her.  Left to mourn her loss are her children, the late Gary Young (1981), Terry (Jim) Graham, of Sudbury, Micheline (Wayne) of Sudbury and Stefan (Elya) Briere of West Lorne.  Peggy was a special Grandma and Nana to Timothy, Jonathan, Nicholas, Aaron, Talia, Ethan, Hailey and Janzen.  She will be dearly missed by her many family and friends, especially by Helen Peters and Alana George.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe, on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1:30pm with visitation for an hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  “Gone, but forever in our hearts.  Our newest guardian angel.”

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PICKERING: Donald Gordon ‘Don’ of Komoka and formerly of Ridgetown

Posted by on January 4, 2014

Pickering, Donald0001PICKERING: Donald Gordon “Don” – Of Komoka, and formerly of Ridgetown, Don Pickering passed away suddenly on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the age of 71. Born in Harwich Township, Don was the son of Gordon and Lena (Osborne) Pickering. Beloved husband of 49 years to Beth Pickering (nee Clark). Loving father of David & Margaret Pickering of LaSalle, Becky & Scott Turner of London and his late infant son Jamie. Proud grandfather of Lauren Turner, Rachel Turner, Samantha Little and Kyle Little. Dear brother to Jack & Nancy Pickering of R.R. # 3 Kent Bridge and Anne & Jim Duffy of R.R. # 3 Sombra.  Brother-in-law to John & Joyce Clark of McKay’s Corners, Sandy and Laurie Clark of R.R. # 2 Ridgetown and Loraine & Andy Low of London. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Don will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his teasing personality, his joy of life, his athletic ability and most of all his love for his family. He was renowned in the area for his skills as a fastball pitcher, and his son David had the pleasure of playing along side him for one year. Don had farmed all of his life, until his retirement when he found his passion for golfing, and more recently pickleball and shuffleboard.  A Graveside Service for Don will held at Greenwood Cemetery in Ridgetown at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Donations made in memory of Don to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario,(519)674-3141.

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HORTON: Joan of London

Posted by on January 3, 2014

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Unexpectedly at her residence in London, on Thursday, January 2, 2014, Joan (Boutilier) Horton of London in her 74th year.  Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Horton (1994).  Cherished mother of Kenneth Horton Jr., Robert Horton (Irena) and Michael Horton (Roberta).  Proud grandmother of Elizabeth and proud nannie of Jan, Ivy, Claire and great-nannie of Malcolm, Shauna, Patrick, Christopher, Ethan, Meadow and Jada and great-great nannie of Dante and Mateo.  “My mom was an angel, the perfect wife and an all around innocent and wonderful women… She meant the world and more to me and it breaks my heart that she passed on, even though I know she is in heaven, happy with my dad… you meant the world to me mom, I will always love you and will miss you.  Rest in the sweetest peace.”  Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (12-1pm) to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00pm.  Cremation will follow.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON  N6B 2V3.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LASHLEY” Clarimonte Sr. of London

Posted by on January 3, 2014

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At his residence on Monday, December 30, 2013, Clarimonte Lashley Sr. of London in his 76th year.  Dear father of Judy Lashley of Scarborough and Clair Lashley Jr. and his wife Donna of London. Dear grandpa of Clair Robert Lashley and great-grandpa of Jada Lashley.  Dear brother of Wilhelm Bourne and his wife Linda of Barbados and Erma Murray and her husband Louis of Barbados.  Also missed by his nieces and nephews. Dear friend of the Stephen’s family. Friends will be received from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A Masonic Service under the auspices of Kilwinning Lodge No. 64 A.F. & A.M will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 10:40 am.  The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00 am.  Private family interment.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON  N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DOUGLAS: Muriel Mae of Strathroy

Posted by on January 3, 2014

Douglas, Muriel ORIG1Into the Presence of the Lord from Country Terrace Nursing Home on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Muriel Mae Douglas (nee Newbury) formerly of RR#2 Strathroy at the age of 91.  Beloved wife of Delmar Louis Douglas (2013).  Dear mother of Karen Moore (Larry) of London, Dan Douglas (Linda ) of Strathroy, Gloria Greene (Toby) of Thomasville , Georgia and Ted Douglas (Roya Chamaneh) of St. Jacobs’s.  Also survived by her grandchildren Heather Leska (Erich), Vanessa Gosein (Mark McKenzie), Aaron Douglas (Natalia), Eden Douglas and Abigail Douglas and great grandchildren Esther and Daniel Jamieson, Arabella Leska and Brock McKenzie.  Friends will be received at DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME, STRATHROY, on Monday, January 6th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 11:00 am, with visitation one hour prior, from Calvary Pentecostal Church, 301 Pannell Lane, Strathroy with Pastor Robert Esson officiating.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to, Calvary Pentecostal Church or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Muriel.

 

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SHOEBOTTOM: Gordon “Gordie” of London

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SHOEBOTTOM, Gordon “Gordie” – Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Bernice (2013). Loving father of David (Shirlee) Shoebottom and Marilyn Shoebottom. Cherished grampa of Christopher (Sandy), Jason, Sarah (Ray), Sam, Stephanie and Maria (La) and great-grampa of Deven, Bailey, Kaila, Connor, Jacob, Emily and Noah. Dear brother of Robert (Joyce) and father-in-law of Louise Shoebottom. Gordon will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by son Frank, granddaughter Susan and siblings Len, Ray, Ron and Willard. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Siloam Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Gordie to the charity of your choice will be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CHARLTON: Kenneth L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 3, 2014

Charlton1CHARLTON- Kenneth L. Charlton passed away in his home after an extended illness, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 59.  In keeping with Ken’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Springfield Cemetery on a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  If desired, donations to Caring Cupboard would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to family and friends can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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