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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STEWART: Ted of Sarnia

Posted by on August 19, 2013

STEWART obituary picturePeacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Ted Stewart passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Dee, dear father of Jim Stewart and Kathy-Joh (Ryan) Hazzard, step-daughters Stacey (Brian) Jonker and Stephanie Adams, and loving grandfather to Calley, Sydney, Eve, Audrey and Fynn. Ted is also survived by his sister Catherine (Jack, 1971) Montgomery, brother-in-law Bob (Melanie) Sorensen, nephew Tim (Melissa) Sorensen and many good friends. Predeceased by wife Evelyn (Sorensen, 1997), parents Gordon (2005) and Anne (2012) and nephew Dean Sorensen (1995). Ted was an educator with the Lambton County Board of Education for 34 years. He enjoyed the company of the First Friday Poker Club, the Friday morning Breakfast Club, the Spanish River Fishing Club and the love and loyalty of his beloved dogs Gus and Jessie. Ted cherished his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment in Nairn Cemetery on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.  Ted has requested that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia & District Humane Society, or Sarnia-Lambton Rebound (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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ALLEN: Mrs. Dena (nee Garrod), of Port Stanley

Posted by on August 18, 2013

ALLEN, Mrs. Dena (nee Garrod), of Port Stanley, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013, in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Allen (2002).  Dearly loved mother of Donald R. Allen (Sharon) and Lora Vary (late Jack), all of St. Catharines.  Cherished grandmother of Julie Sargent (Stuart), Jackie Ehlert (Steve), Rob Allen (Tanya), Shaun Vary (Shannon), all of St. Catharines, and Andrew Vary (Mary Kay) of Port Dover.  Also survived by 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Dena was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Alice Ryckman and a brother, Lee Garrod.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 15, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ella (nee Axford) Garrod.  Dena was a retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  She was a member of Christ Church (Anglican), and the 55+ Club, Port Stanley.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, August 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged. 

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Adair, Gary Ross of London

Posted by on August 18, 2013

Adair-LFP_001_edited-1Gary loved life, his family, his friends, his job and his dog; therefore it is with very great sadness, and utter disbelief that his family announce his passing on August 16, 2013 at the age of 66 years.  He loved and laughed with his wife Donna, his sons Craig (Julie) and baby Brady of Tottenham; his son Brent (Lauren) of London, and his dog Benson.  His extended family and friends grieve his passing.  Gary worked in the flooring industry for 45 years and made many friends as he travelled the province.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North where a Celebration of Gary’s Life will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please bring “Gary Stories” to share or donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Online condolences accepted at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DIETRICH; Kathy Jean (Geisel), of RR 8 Parkhill (Mount Carmel)

Posted by on August 18, 2013

DIETRICH: Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Friday evening, August 16, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family, after a short fought battle with cancer, Kathy Jean (Geisel) Dietrich, of RR 8, Parkhill (Mount Carmel), age 57.  Beloved wife of Thomas “Tom” Leonard Dietrich.  Loved mother of Heather Dietrich and her partner Richard Francis of Stratford, Amber Dietrich (boyfriend Lee Brintnell) and John Dietrich both at home.  Cherished grandma of Brett Francis and Olivia Francis.  Loving daughter of Ted and Jean (Kistner) Geisel of Grand Bend.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Larry and Donna Geisel of Palmerston, Fred and Carol Geisel of Elmwood.  She will be remembered by her friend Joan Geisel and dear life-long friend Joan Planta and her husband Henry all of Waterloo.  Kathy will be missed by Tom’s family, Robert and Dorothy Dietrich, Linda and Con Foran, Richard and Pauline Dietrich, Suzanne Davis, Donna and Mike Martin, Len and Cindy Dietrich, and her many nieces, nephews and their families.    Predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Leonard and Dorothy (Ziler) Dietrich and her brother-in-law Gerald Dietrich.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Monday August 19, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m, with prayers being offered at 8:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel on Tuesday August 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Father Len Desjardins, Celebrant. Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Kathy was a long time employee of Tim Hortons in Grand Bend.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Bos, Theodora “Dorothy” of Aylmer

Posted by on August 18, 2013

BOSPHOTO Bos, Theodora “Dorothy” of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Gerry Bos. Loving mother of Sharon Krygsman and husband Peter of Guelph, Clarence Bos and wife Rianti of Hamilton, and Ingrid Bos of Aylmer. Loving Oma of Jeremy and wife Seychelle, Sarah, Lisa and Ruth Ann. Sister of Anne Strikwerda and Sjoerd Strikwerda and wife Annie all of the Netherlands. Also survived by a number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Setske Mulder and Eysje Hoekstra. Dorothy was born in the Netherlands on April 14, 1931, daughter of the late Jacob and Geertje (Burggraaff) Strikwerda. She was an active member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Family burial at the Aylmer Cemetery prior to the service. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church(Caverly Rd. at South St. W.) on Tuesday August 20 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to Immanuel Christian School, Aylmer. kebbelfuneralhome.com

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SMITH: Irene Smith (nee Nelson) of London and formerly St. Thomas

Posted by on August 18, 2013

Irene SmithSMITH-  Irene S. Smith (nee Nelson) passed away peacefully at Oak Crossing People Care-London, on Friday, August 16, 2013.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Donald “Fred” Smith (1999).  Irene is survived by her youngest brother, Randall (Isabel) Nelson and will always be cherished by her two daughters, Marlene (David) Hennessy and Lyla-Jean (Ed) Mundy.  Irene was blessed with five loving grandsons;  Colin Hennessy, Kevin Strutt, Kelvin Strutt, Rob (Wendy) Hennessy, and Jodie (Charity) Strutt.  Irene was a former employee of the IGA in St. Thomas and enjoyed volunteering at Parkwood Hospital in London.  The funeral service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, August 20. 2013 at 2:00 pm.  Visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Ilderton Community Bible Church – Missions Fund would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

“Until we meet again, Mom, we will forever love and cherish your memory in the role of a loving and  supportive Mother.”

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THOMPSON: Kathleen “Kay” of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on August 17, 2013

Thompson, Kathleen “Kay” – At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Kathleen “Kay” Thompson (Arnold) of Strathroy in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd “Chub” Thompson (2004). Predeceased by her son Bruce (1977). Dear mother of Joan and Ron McCaw of London, Norm and Debra Thompson of Strathroy and Glenn and Margaret Thompson of Newbury. Loving grandmother of Tammy and Shawn McCormick, Heather and Kevin Rioux, Cindy and Troy Cameron, Jennifer Thompson and Mathew Thompson and Cailey Hamilton. Great-grandmother of Spencer and Benjamin McCormick and Ryleigh and Morgan Rioux, Danica Cameron and Brooklyn and Shea Rowell. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, August 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held at Denning Bros. on Monday, August 19 at 11 AM with Rev Kathy Fraser officiating. Interment Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Kay.

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VECCHIO: Candida of London

Posted by on August 17, 2013

Peacefully with family at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital on Friday, August 16, 2013, Candida Vecchio (Imonti) in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of Giovanni for over 60 years.  Loving mother of Tony Vecchio and his wife Franca, Mary Racine and her husband Mike and Angelo Vecchio and his wife Norina.  Cherished Nonna of Angela (Andrew), Vanessa, John (Jennifer), Michael (Andress), Jessica (John), Heather (Jason) and John.  Great Nonna of Adrian, Abigail and Olivia.  Dear sister in law of Antonio (Carmela) Vecchio of Italy.  Predeceased by her parents Catarina and Angelo, and by her siblings Antonio Imonti (Rosina) and Maria Fortese (Ludovico).  Zia Candida will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Italy.   Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 345 Lyle Street,  on Monday morning at 10 o’clock.  Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum – St. Peter’s Cemetery to follow.  Prayers Sunday evening at 8 o’clock.  Donations to St. Mary’s Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated.

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

Posted by on August 16, 2013

Doris Brown

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

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

Posted by on August 16, 2013

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

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COLLEY: Ava of Ilderton

Posted by on August 16, 2013

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

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MOIR: John Bernard “Jack” of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

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

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ANTLE: Helen Marie of Strathroy

Posted by on August 15, 2013

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

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Harvey, Doana Evelyn of Dutton

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Harvey

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

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RACEY: David Arthur of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

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

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SCOTT: Mackenzie Jordan of London

Posted by on August 15, 2013

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

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UNDERWOOD: Reverend Owen of London

Posted by on August 14, 2013

24240 Rev UnderwoodUNDERWOOD: Reverend Owen….

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

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JEFFREY: Helen of London

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24239 Jeffery  colourJEFFREY, Helen……

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

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BROOKS: Gary of London

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24236 BrooksBROOKS, Gary William….

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

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HACKBARTH: Elfriede of London

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24238 Mrs HackbarthHACKBARTH, Elfriede Erna….

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

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STEWART: Kathleen of London

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24237 StewartSTEWART, Kathleen “Kay” Mary….

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

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