PARDEY: Donald of Elgin Manor, and formerly of Eden and St. Thomas

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Pardey, Donald of Elgin Manor, and formerly of Eden and St. Thomas, passed away at his late residence, on Friday, April 4th, 2014, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Lou (Mann) Pardey and much loved father of Michelle Pardey of St. Thomas, Mary Newcombe and her husband Peter of London and the late Richard Pardey (2005). Dear father-in-law of Tari. Dear brother Douglas Pardey (Linda), the  Joyce  Crocker ( late Ed),  late Bill Pardey (late Elaine),  late Jean Greenwood and her husband Glenn, and the late Jack Pardey and his wife Mary. Loved grandfather of Brandon Pardey, Eric and Jacob Newcombe and Craig and Krysta Pardey. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Don was born in St. Thomas on December 29th, 1935, the son of the late Victor and Jessie (Wise) Pardey. He was a retired foreman with Gould Manufacturing (G.K.N. Sinter Metals). He had been an active member of the Community of Christ Church.

A public memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held on Thursday at 1:00p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 105 Fairview Ave., St. Thomas.  Allyson DeNeire and Stephanie Johnson officiating. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of his ashes  in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the Church on Thursday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Community of Christ Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home Ltd, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements.

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MCDONALD: William A. of Belle River

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McDonald, William A. of Belle River, passed away on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (Burrows) McDonald and brother of the late John “Jack” McDonald. Dear uncle of Bob (Sandra) McDonald and Scott (Stephanie) McDonald.

Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date. Williams Funeral Home Ltd., 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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KANE: John, of London

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Kane, JohnAt his residence on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Mr. John Kane, of London, aged 83 years.  Husband of the late Helen (Moore) Kane (1996).  Survived by his children:  Allan, Terry, Stephen, Michele Skinner, Scott and Dean, and by his step-children:  Bevin Palmateer, of Blenheim and Serena Braam, of London.  Sadly missed also by his dear friends at Backdrafts.  Cremation has taken place.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.  (Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793, entrusted with arrangements.)

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SIMON Marie Diane Gabrielle (nee Leveille) of Cottam

Posted by on April 7, 2014

cardinalPassed away April 2, 2014 following a lengthy illness, at the age of 54. Diane is reunited with her loving son Cale, who we lost far too soon in 2003. Beloved wife of Brad Simon. Dear mom of Adam Simon and wife Ange of Thamesville. Beloved “Gramma” to “The Little Man”, Bradley Simon. Sister of Giles Leveille and wife Marianne; Ghislaine Gallagher and husband Jim; Normand Leveille, Joanne Leveille, and the late Mike Leveille and surviving wife Maryanne; and the late Guy Leveille and surviving wife Sharon.  Dear sister-in-law of Judy Bobaljik and husband John; and Brenda Dixon.  Dear “Daughter” of Murray Simon, and his late wife, Inez (nee Congdon). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Diane’s passions were her family & her writing. She worked for many years as a freelance writer for the Windsor Star, The Leamington Post and others. In keeping with her wishes, a private family service with cremation has taken place. In the hope that warm weather cannot be very far away, the family will host an open house for relatives and friends  to congregate and celebrate “Di’s” life. Time and date to be announced. Memorial donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to REID FUNERAL HOME, 14 Russell St., Leamington, Ontario.

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BRIGGS: James Bertram of Wheatley

Posted by on April 7, 2014

July 8, 1924 – April 3, 2014

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (Palliative Care). Beloved and treasured husband of Sharon (Reid). Dear father of James, Marlene and Laura Briggs-Taves (Martin). Cremation was held and a private family service will take place at a later date. If desired memorial donations may be made by cheque to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Canada. Friends may share memories and make donations at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca/

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SERCOMBE: Beverley of London

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Peacefully at Dearness Home, London, on Sunday, April 6, 2014, Beverley Charlotte Carran (Stone) Sercombe of London in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick T. Sercombe.  Loving mother of John Sercombe of Listowel, James (Jim) Sercombe and his wife Heather of London and Marian Kristensen and her husband Carl of London. Also loved by her grandsons Andrew, Jeffrey, Alex Sercombe and Greg Kristensen. Predeceased by her sister Frances Price. The family will receive friends from 7:00- 9:00 pm. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am. Private family interment in Arkona Cemetery, Arkona at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, ON N6L 1G5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Dearness Home for the care that she received

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McGILL: Donald Burke of London

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Peacefully at his residence on Friday, April 4, 2014, Donald Burke McGill, in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of the late Dixie A. L. (Cudmore) McGill.  Dear father of Bradley N. McGill and his wife Cindy and Burke S. McGill all of London.  Also loved by his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Mrs. Ann McLean of Newbury and Mrs. Mona Aitken (David) of London. Cremation with interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario,4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, ON N6L 1G5.   A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184).  Online condolences accepted at www.amgfh.com

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KENT: Eric George, of Plympton-Wyoming

Kent, Eric George – 94, courageous WWII veteran and distinguished scientist passed away peacefully in his home of Plympton-Wyoming Friday, March 28, 2014.  Born and raised in Sarnia, Eric enlisted in Sarnia’s 4th Field Regiment of the 26th Field Battery for the Royal Canadian Artillery where he helped in Holland’s liberation and in the invasion of Normandy.  After returning from the war Eric began a long dignified career as a research and development scientist with Polysar where he invented numerous recognizable polymer products such as Medical Sheet, magic wrap plumbers tape, and over 150 golf ball patents.  He was a loving husband to the late June Kent (Lawrence) and father to Patricia Leivo (Bill) and the late Jeffrey Kent.  He was an inspiring role model and dedicated grandfather to Michael Kent, Davin Leivo, and Hilary Racher (Corey).  Eric was predeceased by his parents, William and Beatrice Kent and his siblings Roy Kent, David Kent and Marie Atwood.  His unforgettable character, generosity, and outlook on life inspired all those who had the pleasure to meet him.  A gathering to honour Eric’s life will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Royal Canadian Legion Zone A4 Veterans And Youth Trust Fund, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 388 Wyoming Poppy Fund , Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario or charity of your choice.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net

 

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SODA, Gloria

Posted by on April 6, 2014

Feb 11, 1924-April 6, 2014

Beloved wife of the late Anthony (1992). Cherished mother of Angela Hanson and husband Barry, Monica Fletcher and husband Dave, Anthony Soda and wife Renata, Andrea Tremblay and husband Phil.  Loving Nonna of Anthony Hanson and wife Kathleen Leippi, Nicholas Hanson and wife Brandi, Dax Melmer, Aimee LaPratt and fiancé Tim Allor, Phillip Tremblay, Carmelle Tremblay, Matthew Soda, Jacob Soda and Great Nonna of Tristan Hanson, Gabrielle Smith  and Kohl Hanson.  Dear sister of Rudy Daldin and the late Sally Ubsdell, John Visentin and Al Visentin.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. If you so desire, Gloria requested that any donations be made to the Downtown Mission.  Special thanks to all of her excellent care givers, especially Dr. Dennison and Lacey, Melissa & Nadine for their care and new found friendship.

Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 11:30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave.  Cremation to follow.  You may share your cherished memories online at www. Familiesfirst.ca. 

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Santos, Ann Margaret (nee MacDonald)

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Passed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at 47 years of age. Cherished mother of Jessica and Tiffany. Loving daughter of Barbara Duffy and Louis MacDonald. Beloved sister of Martina, Kay, John and Russell. Ann will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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YSEBAERT; Madeleine of Strathroy

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Ysebaert, Madeleine webPeacefully passed surrounded by family, at Watford Quality Care on April 6th, 2014, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Elie Ysebaert (1979). Loving mother to Elliette (late William) Ayris, Marcella (Tony) Vitez, Michelle Seabrook, Maurice (Mae) Ysebaert, Joseph (Audrey) Ysebaert, Andrew (Michelle) Ysebaert. Predeceased by her loving children Germaine (Fred) Tackaberry, John (Cathy) Ysebaert, Roger (Marion), Mary Ellen, and Raymond (Brenda) Ysebaert. Proud grandmother to 26 wonderful grandchildren. Cherished great-grandmother to many. Visitations will be held on Tuesday, April 8th, from 2-4p.m and 7-9p.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, at 12p.m at All Saints Roman Catholic Church with Father Lucio Couto officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Resident Activities Funds at Watford Quality Care. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com.   A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Madeleine.

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ALWARD: Ernest Laverne (Ernie) of Strathroy

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Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2014, Ernest Laverne Alward of Strathroy passed away in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of the late Betty Alward (2010).  Loving father of Mike (Shirley) of Hamilton, Larry (Pam) of Beamsville, Linda Gray (late Walter Smith), and Debbie Wierenga (Hank) of Sarnia.  Cherished grandfather of numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Sadly missed by extended family and friends.  Ernie was a dedicated employee for Superior Propane for many years.  In accordance to Ernie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.  Cremation has taken place.  In memory of Ernie, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. 

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JEFFREY: James Douglas of St. Thomas

Posted by on April 5, 2014

 

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At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 4, 2014.  James Douglas “Jim” Jeffrey of St. Thomas at the young age of 84.  Son of the late Lawrence and Evelyn (Willder) Jeffrey of West Lorne.  Dear father of Terry Jeffrey of Windsor, David (Ellen) Jeffrey of Los Banos, California and Tammy (Carlo) Magnifico of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Jim is survived by his grandchildren Lynn, Amy and Ashley and three great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.   Survived by Audrey Pinter, Don and Lynne Jeffery, Jeannie and Bruce Swain, Jerry and Marg Jeffery and predeceased by brothers Earl, Ted and Bob, brother in law Alex Pinter and sister in law Beverley Jeffrey.  Predeceased by his wife Dorothy Joyce (Moot) in 1977.

A celebration of life and music will take place at the WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on  Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 pm with visitation from 1 to 2 pm.  Interment Evergreen cemetery.

In recognition of Jim’s love of music, memorial contributions to the Rodney Legion Poppy Fund or the Studio Arts Academy & Rock School would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810) Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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LENOVER: Leota Lavina ‘Oatie’ of Chatham

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Lenover, OatieLENOVER: Leota Lavina “Oatie” – Died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Chatham, Ontario. Oatie will be deeply mourned by her husband of 65 years, Keith Lenover; her beloved children, Linda Lahey (Larry), Chatham; Michael Lenover (Sherry), Chatham and Janet Lenover (Anne Campbell), Waterdown; her cherished grandchildren, Christopher Lahey (Nikki Petyanszki), Hong Kong; Shae Lahey, London; Alexandra Snyder (Duncan), Toronto, and Jacqueline Lenover, Toronto and a wide circle of relatives and lifelong friends. Oatie was born in Charing Cross on July 8, 1924 and was the last surviving member of her immediate family, predeceased by her brother, Harry Hunter and sisters, Agnes Johnston and Etta Youngs. Oatie enjoyed a long and productive life in Chatham where she and Keith raised their family. She was never happier than when her family would gather together. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she was always delighted by visits from her grandson, Chris and granddaughters Alex, Shae and Jackie. Oatie was a woman of exceptional qualities and her indomitable spirit, fortitude and faith supported her throughout her life and especially in her declining health. Oatie was blessed with a sense of adventure, great spunk and a ready willingness to enjoy life to the fullest. She had a vitality and vibrancy that was admired by all who knew and loved her. Oatie’s joie de vivre was infectious; golf with her sisters, Ettie and Aggie was the stuff of legends as can be attested by her signature licence plate “I KNOW 9”. She was always ready for family trips, meals with friends and family, excursions to the U.S., fish dinners at Erieau or tranquil walks on the beach at Rondeau Park because they involved precious time with the people she cherished. Oatie had an encyclopedic knowledge of all her relatives and kept up loving connections with many of them. Oatie was an active member of the Chatham Baptist Church for many years and was involved in all church and community events. She was a dedicated volunteer with Meals on Wheels for over 25 years and an active member of the Indian Creek Golf Club. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 2:00–4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 with Rev. Alex Moir officiating. Cremation has already taken place. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations made in memory of Oatie to the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Palliative Care or Meals on Wheels would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, Chatham
519-351-2040

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FAIRSERVICE: Rose Marie of Strathroy

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Fairservice, Rose WEBSuddenly at home in her sleep with her loving family surrounding her, Rose Marie Fairservice of Strathroy, passed away on Friday April 4, 2014 in her 54th year.  Beloved wife of Peter Fairservice.  Loving mother of Meg and Adam.  Cherished daughter of Marie and the late Russell Lamondin.  Dear sister of Dale (Betty) Lamondin, Jeff (Sherri) Lamondin, and Russ (Jenn) Lamondin.  Daughter-in-law of George and the late Elaine Fairservice.  Predeceased by her brother Daniel Lamondin.  Rose will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at 4 p.m with Father Lucio Couto officiating.  Cremation to follow.  Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.  In memory of Rose, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Middlesex Community Living.

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Richardson: Bonnie Irene of Sarnia

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Surrounded by family and friends at Bluewater Health on Thursday, April 3, 2014,  BONNIE (WATT) RICHARDSON, age 64 of Sarnia. Beloved  wife of 43 years to Paul Richardson. Dear sister of Vicky Whittington and  Bryan Watt and his wife Marion all of Sarnia. Predeceased by her parents Samuel Watt  and Gladys Ann (Brown) Watt. Will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews great nieces and great nephews. Family will receive friends at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE  on Saturday, April 12, 2014 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with cremation to follow.

 

A reception celebrating Bonnie’s life will follow the visitation in which details will be announced at the funeral home.

No funeral service will be held.  Sympathy  may be expressed through donations to  Bluewater Health Sarnia  Palliative Care.

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb@cogeco.net

 

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Krokos, Thomas Terence

Posted by on April 4, 2014

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 4, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Loving husband and high school sweetheart to Barbara. Cherished father to Brad, Tim and wife Marnie Krokos. Wonderful grandpa to Sawyer. Dear son of the late Martin and Mary Krokos. Beloved brother to Sharon and husband Don Matthew, Martin and wife Cookie Krokos. Dear son-in-law to the late Edmund and Dorothy Fusinski. Loved brother-in-law to Richard and wife Mary Fusinski, Sharon and husband Dave Westrick. Tom will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He retired from Windsor Mold, which allowed him to continue his love for gardening, canning and making his special home made wine. Tom was an inspiration to all that new him and will be greatly missed. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 12 noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Simpson, Charles Howard “Bob” of Corunna

Posted by on April 4, 2014

Simpson-Peacefully on Thursday April 3, 2014. Charles Howard “Bob” Simpson, age 77 yrs of Corunna. Beloved husband of 57 years to Leona (Robertson)  Dear father of Andrew Simpson and his wife Jennifer of Lindsay, Renee Morden and her husband Rick of Corunna, Karen Harrison and her husband Tom of Peachtree City, Georgia and Cheryl Simpson of Windsor. Loving grandfather of Ashley Morden Korogonas (Soto), Natalie Martin (Steve), Kristy Morden (Rupert), Trisha Simpson (Andrew), Megan Harrison, Kelly Harrison, Valerie Harrison, and great-grandfather of Leann, Madilyne and Zakary Martin and Zoti Korogonas. He is also survived by; his brother, Jerry (Elaine) Simpson of St. Thomas; his sister-in-law, Betty Simpson of Leamington and by his brother-in-law, Francis Bourdeau of Windsor. He was predeceased by; his parents, Stafford and Alice Simpson, his brother James Simpson and by his sister, Beverley Bourdeau. Bob will be fondly remembered for his active involvement within his community having been a member of the Moore Masonic Lodge # 294, a member of Lambton Shrine Club, past member of the Coast Guard Auxillary, honourary member of the St. Clair Township Fire Department, past member of Moore Township Parks Board , volunteer with Sarnia/Lambton Crime Stoppers and involved in minor baseball to name a few. He worked at Ethyl Corporation from 1966-1994 and was a long time member of Corunna United Church. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Sunday April 6, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. where the Moore Masonic Lodge will conduct a service at 4:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday April 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Corunna United Church with Rev Blair Corcoran and Rev. George Bell officiating. Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers friends who wish may express sympathy through memorial donations to Shriners Hospital, Corunna United Church or to the charity of one’s choice.  Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

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GRAFTON: Lois (Buuck) of London

Posted by on April 4, 2014

GraftonGRAFTON, Lois (Buuck) – Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at the age of 58. Lovingly remembered by her children Steven and Courtney Grafton and their father Jim Grafton. Dear sister of Ferne and Bill, and Patty and Mike. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Faye and brother-in-law Howie. Lois was born and raised in Stratford and was a long-time realtor in London. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 8th from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at  WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lois are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DANIEL: Rose Marie of West Lorne

Posted by on April 4, 2014

Rose Marie Daniel-1 (2)At home with her loving family at her side on Thursday, April 3, 2014, Rose Marie Daniel (nee Martin) of West Lorne in her 79th year.  Loving wife of 58 years of Ivan Daniel.  Dear mother of Paul (Debbie) Daniel of London and Patricia (Neil) Havens of Owen Sound and grandmother of Jeff, Ivan, Nicole (Robin), Wesley and Alyssa.  Rose will be dearly missed by her 5 great grandchildren and her sister Carmelle (Robert) L’Ecuyer of Grande Pointe.  Rose worked for 25 year for Elgin County as Deputy Clerk Treasurer.  She was a long time member of the CWL and an avid participant of lawn, shuffle and carpet bowling and lived to play euchre.

Friends may call at the WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.  Parish prayers at 6:45 pm.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s church, West Lorne on Monday at 10:30 am.  Father Tom Kuriacko celebrant.  Interment Immaculate Conception cemetery, Pain Court. 

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

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PFEIFFER: Ann Margaret (nee May) of Strathroy

Posted by on April 4, 2014

Pfeiffer, Ann FORMATTEDPeacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, March 29, 2014, Ann Margaret Pfeiffer (May) of Strathroy, passed away in her 72nd  year.  Beloved wife of the late Theodore Pfeiffer (1993).  Loving mother of Richard (Carol) of Kitchener, Colin (Kathy) of Dundas,  Mark of Strathroy, and the late Michael (1988).  Proud grandmother of Dana & Gillian and Carolyn & James.  Dear sister of Marie Dwyer and Neil May.  Predeceased by her parents Bernard and Sarah May, as well as her sister Noreen Downey.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.  with a memorial service to celebrate Ann’s life to follow at 2 p.m. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery at a later date.  In memory of Ann, donations may be made to the VON Middlesex-Elgin.

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GIUSTOZZI, “George” Tarquinio of Ailsa Craig and formerly of London

Posted by on April 3, 2014

GIUSTOZZI, “George” Tarquinio – Passed away peacefully at Craigwiel Gardens on April 3, 2014 in his 86th year.  Dear father of Anita Fursman (Jeff) and Tim Giustozzi (Terri).  Loving Nonno of Sarah, Katelyn and Christian Fursman and Karlee, Jamie-Lynn and Olivia Giustozzi.  Survived by his sister Maria in Italy.  Predeceased by 1 sister and 3 brothers.  Fondly remembered by Betty Bressette and her family, his extended family in Italy and his friends here in London.  A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment, St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider the charity of one’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GIGNAC: Gordon Aloysius formerly of Lucan

Posted by on April 3, 2014

Gignac, Gordon Picture-W150At Parkwood Veteran’s Care, London on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in his 94th year.  Predeceased by his wife, Jeanne (Laplante) (1985).  He will be missed by his daughter Anita Giesen of Lucan and son James MacVicar of Exeter.  Loving grandfather to Rosemary (Kirk) Dudtschak of Toronto, Linda (Whitney) Joers of Iona, Diane (Greg) McNeely of Texas, George (Jennifer) Giesen of London, Margaret (Mark) Sutherland of Mount Carmel, Cassandra and Jannette McVicar of London, and 22 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brothers Frank (Helen) and Edmond, both of Windsor.  Predeceased by brothers Abner and Alphonsus (infants), Rev. Aaron Gignac, Amos (Gladys), Irwin (Florence), and sisters Grace (Ira) Want, Alma (Cliffe) O’Neill, Doris Gignac, and son-in-law Bill Giesen.    Gordon joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1941 belonging to “Service Squadron 410?, stationed both in England and Scotland, leaving the service in 1945.

Friends are invited to a visitation at Parkwood Veteran’s Care, Western Counties Wing, Chapel of the Good Shepherd, London on Monday from 10-11 AM.  Additional visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Tuesday, April 8th at 11 AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski presiding.   Interment St. Patrick Cemetery.  Prayers will be said in the Funeral Home on Monday evening at 8:30 PM.

Donations to the London and Area Right to Life Association or the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation-Veteran’s Care would be appreciated by the family.

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HURLEY: Rita of West Lorne, Ontario

Posted by on April 3, 2014

At Extendacare, Port Stanley, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  Rita Dorothy Hurley (Nee Noseworthy) of West Lorne in her 79th year.  Lovingly remembered by her husband Tom.  Dear mother of Sharon Lewis of Pickering, step mother of Blair Hurley of Peterborough and Calvin Hurley of Fort McMurray and sister of Myrtle King of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Charles Noseworthy of Keswick, Robert Noseworthy of Edmonton, Alberta and Russell Noseworthy of Toronto.  Predeceased by her son Geoffrey Skanes and step son Barry Hurley. 

Friends may call at Grace Anglican Church, West Lorne on Monday, April7, 2014 from 1 to 2 pm.  Funeral service will follow at 2 pm.  Rev. Stephen Yeo officiating.  Interment Pinehill cemetery, Toronto at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Arrangements entrusted to WEST LORNE CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (519 785-0810).  www.denningfuneralhome.com  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca 

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POLETES: James William of London

Posted by on April 3, 2014

POLETES, James William – Suddenly, on April 2nd, James William Poletes passed away to join his beloved wife Anna, who departed in 1995. Dearly cherished daddy to Viola (Byron) and much loved papouli to Daphne and Jemma. Sadly missed by brother-in-law George Loupos (Erica) in England, and sister-in-law Toula Kokkolias (Antonis) in Greece, cousin-in-law George Coros (Dorothy) of Peterborough, and many nieces and nephews in Canada, England, and Greece. Jimmy was a very proud Greek-Canadian who had honourably served as a military police captain during the Greek civil war. It was during that time he met the love of his life, Anna Loupos, when he was assigned to protect her village. After the war, Jimmy and Anna left Greece and came to Canada. Jimmy owned Poletes Corner Variety on Adelaide Street for 25 years. After Anna passed away, Jimmy mourned her loss deeply. Later, the light returned to his eyes and heart when he became a grandfather. The arrival of his adored granddaughters filled him with great joy. Sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Country Terrace long-term care facility in Komoka. You were his angels in the last two years. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Friday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. Prayer service will be at 3:00PM.  Funeral service will be conducted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Southdale Road West on Saturday, April 5th, at 11AM. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery on Springbank Drive.  To honour Jimmy’s memory, and in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Parkinson’s Society or a gesture of kindness to someone in need. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“Jimmrr” will be forever in our hearts.”

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