BEHIE: Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ron BehieBEHIE – Ronald Arthur of St. Thomas passed away surrounded by his family, on January 14, 2016 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of Patti Behie (nee Campbell).  Ron is survived by daughters Christy (David) Guertin, and Melanie Hickingbottom (the late Russell).  Loving grandfather of Samantha Guertin, Erika Hickingbottom, and Emily Hickingbottom.  Dear brother of Aleta Behie, and Allan Behie.  Ron will be missed by his in-laws Chick and Joyce Campbell, Michael Campbell, Joy (Bob) Powers, and Neil Campbell. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Ron had been an EMS Paramedic with St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for many years.  He also enjoyed flying ultralight aircraft, geocaching, and spending time with his grandchildren.  In keeping with Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:00pm.  If desired, donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CRONYN: Ann of London

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Cronyn 2 edit APeacefully on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at her residence, Ann Cronyn of Arva in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Hume Cronyn.  Dear mother of Nancy Cronyn and her husband Terry Mueller and Debbie Eaton and mother-in-law of Ron Eaton.  Loving grandmother of Johnathon and Michael.  Predeceased by her son Richard Hume Cronyn (1980).  Dear sister of Natalie Carroll and the late Ruth Edward.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at her residence, 13938 Medway Road, RR#1, Arva, where the funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Spring interment at St. John the Divine Anglican Cemetery, Arva. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ann are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.  Arrangements entrusted to Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793.

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MONTEITH: George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on January 15, 2016

Ray MonteithMONTEITH – George Raymond Ivan of St. Thomas, Ont. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the age of 95.  Beloved husband of the late Doris Monteith (1988).  Ray is survived by children Tim (Mary Pat) Monteith, Syd Monteith; daughter Sandra Blair; son-in-law Frank Szasz; grandchildren Chris (Lauren) Monteith, David (Lisa) Monteith, Amy Szasz (Louie), Julie Szasz; great-grandchildren Auden, Elliott, and Connor Monteith; grandchildren Sherri Blair, Cody Blair, Kim Zinger, Andrew Zinger, Matthew Zinger, Kaylee MacArthur, Sarah MacArthur;  brother Don (Dorothea) Monteith; sister-in-law Helen Monteith; his good friend Mary Brennan; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Ena Jane Szasz, his brothers Ernest (Marjorie) Monteith, Leo Monteith, Bill Monteith, and his sister Aileen (Reginald) Thorpe.  Ray was a retired brakeman/conductor having worked for New York Central Railway.  Ray and Doris opened their hearts and home for more than 20 years to over 175 foster children, and cared for each as their own.  Ray was also a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.  The funeral service will take place at St. Thomas Seventh-Day Adventist Church 380 Manor Road on Sunday at 1:00pm.  Private Interment in South Park Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Maranatha-One Day Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DYKEMAN: Paul “Dyke” of Lucan

Posted by on January 14, 2016

Dykeman, PaulAt South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Lucan in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary Dykeman. Dear father of Shannon and Paul Wheeler of London, Derek and Robin Dykeman of Francis Lake, Shane Dykeman of Lucan, Marj and Brad Cowan of London and Dalton and Jody Dykeman of Milgrove. Missed by his canine companion Sassy. Dear “Papa” of Gord and Chris; Daniel, Lisa, Ryan, and Nicole; Andrea; Shawn and Cayley; and Jessica; and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jane Dearing of Exeter, Roy Dykeman of Lucan, Ruthanne and Don McIntyre of Denfield, Lynda Hokansson of Stratford, Bruce Dykeman and Caren of Carlisle, Gwen Dykeman of Lucan, Emily and Wes Brown of Hyde Park, Dave and Lois Dykeman of Denfield; and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Sonja (1983) and a brother Les (2002).

Friends may gather on Saturday, January 16th at 1:30 PM for a 2 PM combined Lion’s Service, Memorial Service and Celebration of Paul’s life at the Lucan Memorial Community Centre, 263 Main Street. Cremation has taken place. Paul’s final resting place will be in his favourite spot, Matachewan.

Donations to the Sunshine Foundation or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements.  (www.haskettfh.com)

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PRICE: Donna E. (Desjardine) of Exeter

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Price, Donna-W150At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 of Exeter in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of the late Gordon L. Price (2014).  Dear mother of Judy (Price) Murray of Walland, Tennessee.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ollace and Lois Desjardine of Guelph, Ilene Desjardine of Hensall, Phyllis Desjardine, and Helen Desjardine of Grand Bend.  Predeceased by her sister Rugee Restemayer, brothers Melvin, Howard, Eldred, Glenford, Everett, Leeland, and Emerson Desjardine, and sisters-in-law Ilene Desjardine, Helen Desjardine.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held on Monday, January 18th at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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OWEN: Matthew of London

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Owen editedUnexpectedly, passed onto a new journey on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in his 40th year. Beloved son of Pauline Owen. Loving brother of Brandon Owen, and his wife Jennifer. Deeply missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Survived by his father Bradley Owen, and his wife Laurie. Matthew will be sadly missed by the Participation House community and organization. They supported Matthew and helped enrich his life through various activities; he enjoyed the many outings, and volunteering, as well as bowling, karate, baseball, golf, video games and card games. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12:00 noon, with visitation one hour prior. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Matthew are asked to consider the Participation House Foundation.

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STAPLETON, Gerry

Posted by on January 14, 2016

 

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At this time our hearts are filled with sadness as we announce the passing of Gerald Leonard Stapleton on Saturday, January 9th, 2016. Dear and beloved husband of Julie (Denning). Father of Peggy Schnurr (Nova Scotia), Margaret Wilson (British Columbia), Leonard and Mark Stapleton (London). Proud Grandpa of Brianna, Nicole and Marcus Stapleton. Much loved brother of LeRoy and Joan Stapleton (London). Brother-in-law of Jayne and Roland Pratt (Pennsylvania), David and Carolyn Denning (London). He will be sorely missed by his faithful Shitzu dog, “Bella Rose”. Much of Gerry’s life was spent as a businessman, operating his own enterprises as Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services. Active in London and area communities, Gerry was a member of many organizations such as Chamber of Commerce and founder of Business after Five.  Junior Achievement, Rotary Club, Garrison Community Council, 427 Wing and the Great Lakes Cruising Club were also among the associations Gerry shared with others and made life-long friends. Gerry’s passion for life would truly show when he was singing or spending time on the water. His active life, endearment to boating and music reflected how he chose to deepen his life and unite freely with God’s love. “Captain Gerry, Karaoke Kid” or as his dear departed friend Tom Lawson would call him” Julio”, he will be greatly missed and has left us many wonderful memories. Celebrate now his life. Visitation will be held Monday, January 18th, 2016 at Denning’s of Strathroy (32 Metcalfe St. West) from 2-4 p.m and  7-9p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 19th at Holy Family Parish (777 Valetta St. London) at 10 a.m with reception to follow. Gerry’s wishes were in support of London Cardiac Fitness Institute LHSC and the dedication of Dr. Larry Patrick. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

 

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PALMER: John Henry of Port Stanley, Ont.

Posted by on January 13, 2016

PALMER – John Henry of Southwold Township passed away at home surrounded by  family, on January 13, 2016 at the age of 77, after a long struggle with MS.  Beloved husband of Margaret Palmer (nee Grigg).  Loving father of Stewart and his wife Mary Jane, Lisa and her husband Jodi McGlone, and the late Stephen Palmer (1985).  Loving grandfather of Michael, Janessa (Gord), and Shawn Palmer, and Eric and Kyle McGlone.  Dear brother of Jean Taschereau (the late Hank).  Brother-in-law of Shirley and Alex Bosley, Peter and Jane Grigg.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Son of the late Elsie (Nethercott) and Harry Palmer.  Predeceased by his brother Ralph and his wife Helen Palmer, and nephew Jim Palmer.  John was a lifelong farmer and resident of Southwold Township.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00pm,  where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 3:00pm. Cremation to follow.  If desired, donations to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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RUSSELL: Howard L. of St. Thomas, Ont.

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Howard RussellRUSSELL- Howard Leroy Russell passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the age of 77.  He handled his cancer with an undaunted and dignified approach.  Howard is survived by his loving wife Audrey Russell (nee Wood); by his children Charlanne Russell (Paul Billo), Mike Russell, Doug (Dawne) Russell, and Jonathan (Siegrun) Russell; his grandchildren Trevor (Sheila), Holly, Marisa, Gabby, Lauren, Ryan, and Luke; his two great grandchildren Lincoln and Abby; his sister Joanne (Don) Anderson; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Mildred Russell.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment of ashes in South Park Cemetery.  A memorial service to celebrate Howard’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church 44936 Ferguson Line on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m..  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   If desired, donations to St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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McMURRAY: Mary (Oster) of Exeter

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McMurray, Mary-W150At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, of Exeter in her 73rd year.  Cherished companion of Ivan Luther for over 20 years.  Dear mother of Sharon Smith of Exeter, and Rick and Karen McMurray of Lucknow.  Dear grandmother of Nathan and friend Jackie, and Ty both of Lucknow.  Fondly remembered by Ivan’s family: Terry and Kathy Luther, and Tracey Luther all of Calgary, and their children Ryan and Jessica Luther, and Justin and Page Luther.  Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed social time with her family.  Predeceased by her son-in-law Jim Smith, parents Walter and Velma (Davis) Oster, and brother George Oster.

A private family memorial service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter.  Cremation with spring interment Blyth Union Cemetery, Blyth.

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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DYKEMAN: Paul “Dyke” of Lucan

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At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Lucan in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mary Dykeman. Dear father of Shannon and Paul Wheeler of London, Derek and Robin Dykeman of Francis Lake, Shane Dykeman of Lucan, Marj and Brad Cowan of London and Dalton and Jody Dykeman of Milgrove. Missed by his canine companion Sassy. Dear “Papa” of Gord and Chris; Daniel, Lisa, Ryan, and Nicole; Andrea; Shawn and Cayley; and Jessica; and 7 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jane Dearing of Exeter, Roy Dykeman of Lucan, Ruthanne and Don McIntytre of Denfield, Lynda Hokansson of Stratford, Bruce Dykeman and Caren of Carlisle, Gwen Dykeman of Lucan, Emily and Wes Brown of Hyde Park, Dave and Lois Dykeman of Denfield; and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a granddaughter Sonja (1983) and a brother Les (2002).

Friends may gather on Saturday, January 16th at 1:30 PM for a 2 PM combined Lion’s Service, Memorial Service and Celebration of Paul’s life at the Lucan Memorial Community Centre, 263 Main Street. Cremation has taken place. Paul’s final resting place will be in his favourite spot, Matachewan.

Donations to the Sunshine Foundation or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com. Posted free at CanadaObits.ca.

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SYSEL: Frank Cyril of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on January 13, 2016

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SYSEL, Mr. FRANK CYRIL

A resident of Forest,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday,  January 12, 2016 in Petrolia hospital  at the age of 94.  He is survived by his beloved wife Margaret Neoma Archibald.  Years ago, he was a partner in ‘Labombards’ in Chatham.  He spent many years working in the courts of Chatham as a court service officer.  He was a veteran of WW ll and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176 in Forest and Branch 128 in Chatham.  He was predeceased by: his first wife Jean Stephenson; His sisters, Elizabeth (Bessie) Krejci, Mary Turley, Ann Jamieson and brother Joe Sysel.  He is survived by many nieces and nephews.  In keeping with Frank’s wishes, cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date, in Maple Leaf Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations may be made to one’s local Humane Society or to the charity of one’s choice.   Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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VARLEY: Kenneth (Ken) Frank of Exeter

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Varley, Ken-W150Surrounded by his loving family, peacefully, at home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, of Exeter, in his 56th year.  Beloved husband, best friend and soul mate of Julianne (MacLean) Varley for 32 years.  Loving father of Kristylee (Varley) and Rob LeCureaux of Windsor, Scott Varley and Jenessa Varley both of Exeter.  Proud grandfather of his little monkey Avery, his new pride and joy.  Beloved son and son-in-law of Frank and Marg Varley of Hensall, Jerry and Alice MacLean of Exeter.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Darlene Lightfoot; Gary and Jane MacLean all of Exeter.  Very special uncle of Amy and Tim; Jeff, Kim (Goddaughter) Eric, Michael and Kelsey.  Great “Uncle Fun” of Tyler, Ashlyn, Grace, Carter and Travis. Missed by his 4-legged co-pilot, Chase.  Ken enjoyed his leisure time at the cottage with family and friends.  He also loved working with and serving the members of the community as part of the family business he was so dedicated to.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main), on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  The funeral service will be held at Exeter United Church, 42 James Street, Exeter on Saturday, January 16th at 11 AM.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation – Regional Cancer Program (Patient Care), the South Huron Hospital Foundation, or the Exeter United Church would be appreciated by the family.

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RANK: Bill of London

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Peacefully surrounded by family in the comfort of his home, on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Bill Rank in his 70th year. Dear brother of Harold (Patricia), Audrey Wood (John) and Margaret Rank. Missed by many nieces and nephews. Loved and remembered always by Barb Thorne and family. Love you Grandpa Bill. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Margaret Rank and his son Billy. Bill retired from NJ Spivak Ltd. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 2016, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, were the funeral service will be conducted in the  chapel on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the All Saints’ Church – Canterbury Group, 249 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario, N5Z 1R2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LANGLEY: Maureen Ella of London

Posted by on January 12, 2016

Passed away at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Beloved wife of Keith. Loving sister of Elaine Cox (Gord). Dear aunt of Sheri Webb (Chris), Glenna Stephens, Tim Cox (Melissa) and Chris Cox (Julie). Fondly remembered by her great nieces and nephews: Kevin and Derek Webb, Jessica Van Duzen, Sydney, Mallory, Hayden, Nathan, Lauren and Amy Cox. Maureen will also be missed by many friends. A private celebration of Maureen’s life will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, January 15, 2016. Private interment of ashes at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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CHAPPLE: DAVE OF SARNIA

Posted by on January 12, 2016

Chappell-WebCHAPPLE, DAVE– passed away January 11, 2016 at Bluewater Health at the age of 70. Loved by his children Roy (Lori) and Tracey, Grandchildren Ryan, Crystal and Chase. He will be missed by his brothers Wilf –Sonny (Jan), Gary (Pat) and Bob.  Dave is predeceased by his parents Marguerite and Wilfred. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on January 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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STEGELMANN: John of RR1 Mt. Brydges

Posted by on January 12, 2016

At London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, on Monday, January 11th, 2016, John Stegelmann of RR1 Mt. Brydges in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Ursula Stegelmann (2006). Loving father of Oliver Stegelmann, Dagmar Stegelmann, Michele Stegelmann, Gwendolen Stegelmann, their partners and families. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe Street West, on Thursday evening from 6 to 9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 124 Front Street East, Strathroy, on Friday afternoon at 1pm. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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EDWARDS: Barry A. of Exeter

Posted by on January 12, 2016

Edwards, Barry PhotoSuddenly, as the result of an automobile collision on Monday, January 11, 2016, of Exeter, in his 35th year.  Beloved son of Darlene (Watson) Edwards of Exeter, and the late Wayne Edwards (2013).  Dear father of Nathan and Jacob, both at home. Dear grandson of Jack Watson of Kitchener.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lori and Paul Jarrett of Corunna, and Pamela and Steven Rudy of St. Marys.  Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and missed by many special friends.  Predeceased by his grandparents Orloe Watson, and Chub and Marj Edwards, his brother-in-law Sean Smith, and cousin Crystal Ditner.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Friday, January 15th at 11 AM.  Cremation.

Donations to a trust for Nathan and Jacob (cheques payable to Darlene Edwards), the Canadian Mental Health Association, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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TAMBLYN: Eileen of London

Posted by on January 12, 2016

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At University Hospital, London on Monday, January 11, 2016. Eileen (Merrison) Tamblyn passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 90.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” Tamblyn (1986). Dear mother of Robert Tamblyn and his wife Carol Marie of London. Eileen was survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one sister, three brothers, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Lynn and by her 2 sisters. She will be missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A service of remembrance will be held in the chapel at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1 p.m. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WILLSIE: Maxwell of London

Posted by on January 12, 2016

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Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London on Sunday, January 10, 2016, Maxwell Willsie in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Luella Irene (Muckle) Willsie (2008). Dear father of Max and Donna Willsie of Waterloo, Ted and Bonnie Willsie of London, Peter and Sandy Willsie of Cambridge. Loving grandfather of Chad and Jennifer, Derek and Sandra, Carrie-Mae and Chris, Beckie and Darren, Cheyenne and great-grandfather of Justin, Hayden, Brooke, Max, Jake and Cole. Predeceased by his brother Andy (2014). Survived by his sister-in-law Doris Willsie of London. Maxwell will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephews and friends. Thank you to the Chelsey Park staff for their exceptional care and compassion of our father. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home , 60 Ridout Street, South, London on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Elisabeth Parsons of Calvary United Church officiating. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery, Dorchester. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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GALE: Florence Esther (née Kirby) of London

Posted by on January 12, 2016

Gale editedOn Tuesday, January 12, 2016, one day after her 90th birthday at University Hospital, London, Ontario, following a brief illness. Predeceased by daughter Michelle (1967), husband Frederick (1994), brother Frederick (2009), and her parents Florence May and Albert Kirby. Survived by children Karen Finnigan (Brian) and Bob Gale (Mary Jo), and sister-in-law Sylvia Kirby. Lovingly remembered grandmother of Jennifer Guiao (Elgin), Melissa Hillman (Kevin), Elizabeth Finnigan, Michael Gale, Janine Robertson (Steven) and Danny Gale (Christina), and G.G. to 10 great-grandchildren. A loving faith-filled woman who took great joy in her many friendships, and the love of her immediate and extended family. Florence was a long-time parishioner of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, London, Ontario, where she was active for many years. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends at Cherryhill in London. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, Ontario, on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario. Many thanks to the medical team on 6th floor Medicine of University Hospital, for their wonderful care of Florence in her final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Arthritis Society or the Lung Association.

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RAES, Gerard Charles

RaesRAES, Gerard, Charles – It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Gerard Charles Raes, on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age 39. Loving father of Evan, Carter and Kensie Raes. Beloved son of Steve Raes (Kathleen Storey) and the late Jean Marie (2001). Brother of Jay Raes (Kirsteen), London and Adam Raes (Linh), Sarnia. Adored uncle of Alexis, Emily and Erika Raes. Also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his grandparents Gerard Raes and John & Dorothy Guthrie. Gerard more than anything, loved his 3 children. He was a kind, generous and compassionate man. Gerard was a project manager working throughout North America for CarBer. He loved his hobbies and enjoyed hanging out with his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. A private family interment will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may contribute to the trust fund for Gerard’s Children or to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 210 Lochiel Street, Sarnia, On N7T 4C7. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Gerard Raes in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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WHITSON-BAHRO, Pastor Tracey Annette, of Dashwood, age 48

Posted by on January 12, 2016

WHITSON-BAHRO, TraceyWHITSON-BAHRO: Unexpectedly, but peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, January 10, 2016, Pastor Tracey Annette Whitson-Bahro, of Dashwood, age 48.  Beloved wife of Gregory A. Bahro of Dashwood.  Cherished daughter of Audrey (Clauws) Whitson of Watford and the late Robert Daniel Whitson.  Loved daughter-in-law of Mary Bahro of Bothwell and the late Steve Bahro.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Judy Lamb of Watford, Linda (Richard) Hastings of Newmarket, Dennis (Pam) Bahro of Florida, Brian (Marlene) Bahro of Sarnia and the late Roger (2014) (Judy) Bahro of Inwood.  Tracey will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Elana (Dominik) Roter of Barrie, Andrew Hastings of Toronto, Matthew Lamb of Watford, Roger (Michelle) Bahro of Warwick, Rob, Stephen and Kevin Bahro all of Inwood, Amanda and Justin Bahro both of Florida, Matthew Bahro of Wyoming, Andrew Bahro of Sarnia and her 3 great-nieces, many aunts, uncles and cousins.  She will be forever loved and missed by her cats Sookie and Nookie.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Kathi Urbasik-Hindley Officiating.  Interment Kilmartin Cemetery, 24452 Dundonald Rd., (Hwy 80), Alvinston at 3:30 p.m.  Tracey was a lay minister serving at Hensall, Dashwood-Zurich pastoral charge and Thames Road-Elimville Churches.  In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque, to Canadian Diabetes Association, C.N.I.B. or a charity of choice, would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BAGNALL: J. Gordon, of London

Posted by on January 11, 2016

Bagnall editPassed away peacefully at McGarrell Place, London with his loving wife Pamela by his side on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in his 76th year.  Born in Prince Edward Island, he was predeceased by his parents Harold and Charlotte (née Muirhead) Bagnall.  Dear brother of Alyce Palmisano (late Philip), Jeannie Campbell (late Lorne), William Bagnall (Margaret), James Bagnall (Eileen) and brother-in-law of George Drewett (Lyn).  Gordon will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  He was a valued employee of New Holland Farm Machinery and a long-time member of the London Men of Accord and Harmony Woods.  A memorial service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  There will also be a memorial service and interment in Prince Edward Island at a later date.  The family wish to express their thanks to McGarrell Place Long Term Care, especially Harris House, for their excellent care and compassion.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gordon are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London-Middlesex or Oakridge Presbyterian Church.

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Rueger, Ruth of Wallacetown

Posted by on January 11, 2016

At L.H.S.C. University Campus on Monday January 11, 2016. Ruth Elaine [McFarlane] Rueger of Wallacetown in her 67th year. Loved mother of Elaine [Ron] Rueger of Windsor, Jennifer [Mike] Mills of Melbourne. Loving grandmother of Kyle, Kaitlynn, Kayla, Steven and James. Dear sister of Jim McFarlane of R.R. 3 Dutton. Predeceased by her parents A. D. and Helen [Shoemaker] McFarlane. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Thursday January 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. Cremation Interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Daffodil Auxillary – Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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