MILLMAN: Marian Louise of R.R. 1, Union

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Millman, Marian Louise of R.R. 1, Union , passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 67th year. Dearly loved wife of Ralph Millman for more than 45 years, and loved mother of Robert Millman, at home and Susan Millman and her husband Steven Walsh of Hamilton. Much loved grandmother of Isaac and Sophie. Dear sister of Asa (Marion) Churchill, of R.R. 4 St. Thomas, Lloyd Churchill, Evelyn Zavitz and Raymond (Nancy) Churchill, all of St. Thomas and the late Maurice Churchill (late Laura). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Marian was born in Sparta on April 4th, 1946, the daughter of the late Floyd and Eugenia (Gunn) Churchill. She was a graduate of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. Marian worked as a nurse at the hospital until 1985. She also farmed with her husband and son. She was a past Warden for the County of Elgin, Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillor for the Township of Yarmouth (1982-1997), former Chairman of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Board, former Board Chairman of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, appointed member of the provincial “Who does What” Panel, a member of the local L.H.I.N. Committee, a former member and Executive Member of the Ontario Good Roads Association, a member of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club and past secretary, a volunteer at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, a former member of the International Plowing Match Committee (1985 and 2010) and was an active member of the local Elgin Plowing Match Committee. Marian always enjoyed meeting and helping people throughout her life. While she was not giving her time to volunteer organizations she enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her grandchildren.

A Public Memorial service to celebrate Marian’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Monday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. Visitation at the Church from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place, with private interment of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (Building Renovation Fund) or charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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BELL: Francis Aubrey of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Bell, Francis Aubrey of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas and formerly of Hamilton, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013,at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Geraldine (Hennessey) Bell and dear brother of Sally Stollmeyer of Trinidad. Predeceased by a brother Jack Bell (W.W.II) and a brother Richard Bell (1986). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Francis was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on October 25th, 1929, the son of the late John Wesley and Helen (White) Bell. He was a graduate of Queens University. Francis was retired from Management with International Harvester, Hamilton.

A private family service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013. Cremation, with interment of ashes in People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

 

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MCLEAN: Bernice Moore McQuade of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer

Posted by on February 24, 2013

McLean, Bernice Moore McQuade, peacefully on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 with family by her side at Terrace Lodge Nursing Home, Aylmer, Ontario. Bernice was born January 5th, 1918, in Stratford, Ontario. She was one of six special daughters of the late Edwin and Violet (Branston) Tout. She was predeceased by the love of her life Michael McQuade (1976) and her very dear second husband Cameron McLean (1996). She is also predeceased by 4 sisters Gladys Tout (2012), Lois Heath (2012), Irene Gorsline (2005) and Peg Davies (2004).Bernice is survived by her two daughters; Catherine Bissonnette and her partner Kevin Thompson of Bowmanville, On and Judy Bennett and her husband Ron of St. Thomas, On, as well as her sister Norma Aspinall (Wally) of Wasaga Beach, On. She was the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, Lindsay and Lisa Bissonnette of Markham, On, and Michael, Patrick and Sarah Bennett of St. Thomas, On.Bernice spent most of her life in Stratford, On enjoying a game of cards with many friends but most dear was always her family. She did beautiful oil paintings and needlework.

A family graveside service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, On, on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers a random act of kindness or a gift to one less fortunate would be appreciated by the family. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

 

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WATSON: Rev. Thomas Melville of Elgin Manor, St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Rev. Thomas Melville Watson (1920-2013)

Pastor Tom Watson peacefully entered into his eternal rest on February 16th, 2013, at Elgin Manor, surrounded by loving and devoted family members. Tom was in his 93rd year.Tom grew up in London where he met his sweetheart Phyllis Hammond. Tom served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Chaplain’s assistant during WWII. He married Phyllis in 1946 and God blessed them with almost 65 years of marriage. He attended London College of Bible Missions (LCBM) and graduated in 1949. He served the Lord faithfully, starting out in Christian Service Centres and then pastoring Fellowship Baptist churches in Burford, Scotland, Tillsonburg, Langstaff (Thornhill), Port Lambton, Woodstock and St. Thomas, over a period of close to 60 years. Tom is remembered for his godly example of sacrifice, humour and unconditional love. He prayed faithfully for his family and the ministries that he was connected with. He led his congregations faithfully and was considered a “Pastor to all those in need”. He inspired his children as well as countless other ‘children’ to follow in his footsteps. He humbly deflected praise toward Jesus Christ who he trusted as his Lord and Saviour. He was a good man who served a great God! He loved preaching, spending time with his family and church family, and reading Christian books. Cherishing his memories are his 5 children: Grace Fyfe, Peter (Joanne), Paul, Doug (Sharon) and Jan; 11 grandchildren: Angie, Kerrie, Tim, Brock,Stacey, Dylan, Jaimie, Erin, Katie, Rachel and Nadine; 9 great-grandchildren: Nick, Jessica, Cayla, Andrew, Ben, Jordan, Nathan, Spencer, Logan; and 2 great-great-grandchildren: Ethan, Ariana, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom is predeceased by his wife Phyllis (Hammond), his mother Annie (Watt), his father James, his brothers Ralph and George and his sisters Margaret Fenn, Beatrice Mackenzie and Helen Storey, and his son-in-law Tom.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Friday, February 22nd, at 12 Noon, at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St, St Thomas, with Pastor Doug Watson and Dr. Gerry Benn participating. Lunch will be served after the service. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Eastwood Baptist, and on Friday, February 22nd, at 11 am at Eastwood Baptist. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Key Bible Clubs or the Gideons Bible Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

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DeSCHUTTER: Margaret (nee Bedard) of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2013

DeSchutter-front1Passed away at North Lambton Lodge on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the age of 86 years.  Margaret, beloved wife of the late Joseph.  Loving mother of Gilbert DeSchutter (Bonnie), Ted DeSchutter,  Carl DeSchutter (Carrie), Marcel DeSchutter (Donna), and Gloria Brady (Garry).  Grandmother of Chris (Jo), Laura (Jason), Nick, Crystal (Jamie), Ed (Mel), Brittany, Travis, Kevin, Carleigh, Melanie, Matthew, Mark, Mitchell, Jodi (Ray) and Jennifer (Mark).  Great-grandmother of Zachary, Jaylynn, Jessica, Keil, Jace, Raymond, Abby and Sydney.  Sister of Isidore (Marion), Nettie (Ernie) and Elaine (Robert) and the late Valeda, Flossie, Alice, Lorne, Louis, Anne, Jerome, Wilfred, Donald, and Henry.  Sister in law of Odillia, Martha, Marie, Peter, and the late Gilbert.  Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church on Thursday morning, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, St. Christopher’s Church Building Fund or North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary Fund would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com  Posted free at canadaobits.ca

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LUKER: Harold John of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

LUKER – HAROLD JOHN

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the sudden passing of Hal at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday February 15, 2013. Words cannot describe the sense of loss by his beloved wife and soul mate Diane (Ryan) Luker of 35 years. Predeceased by his son John David Luker (1995.) Loved father of Catherine Ann Luker (Vancouver), loved and admired stepfather of Christopher Louis Ryan (Toronto), Jeffrey Michael Ryan (Aimée), Victoria B.C. Hal is the last surviving member of his family, predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Hal was the highly respected owner/broker of Homelife Southwest Realty for 23 years where he worked side by side with Diane. A true gentleman with a sharp wit, never leaving a pun unturned or a joke unsaid. A master of cryptic crosswords and current affairs, Hal’s intelligence fuelled his interest in all things, right until his death. Hal loved his winters and summers at Port Bruce.

As per his request, cremation has taken place, with a memorial celebration to follow at a later date. In Hal’s memory, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Hal lived a full and rich life with no regrets.“Sine qua non.” Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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ST. AMAND: “Gaston” Armand of Port Stanley

Posted by on February 24, 2013

St. Amand- “Gaston” Armand of Port Stanley passed away at his late residence on Friday, February 15, 2013 in his 68th year. Dearly loved husband of Cecilie Ferguson- St. Amand and loving father/ dad to Michael St. Amand (Christina Walters), Tracy St. Amand and Stacey Boivin and husband Paul. Loving grandpa of Kenady, Parker, Amelie and Jacob. Eldest brother of Jean Paul, Rejeanne, Brigitte and Louis. Dear son-in-law of Marjorie and Lawrence Ferguson of Port Stanley. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Gaston was born March 23, 1945 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, the son of the late Albert G. and Annette (Cloutier) St. Amand. Gaston was a Certified Manager Accountant. He was in management with Maple Leaf Foods and I.B.M. Canada.

A service to Celebrate Gaston’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, Ont. on Monday Feb. 18th at 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army or World Vision. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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PAYNE: Robert George of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Payne, Robert George of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 14th, 2013, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of Beverly Ann (Fitton) Payne (Apr. 6th, 2011) and dearly loved father of David Payne (Joey), Colleen (Tom) Lautebauch, Harold (Tina) Payne and Dan Payne. Predeceased by 2 brothers Richard “Dick” and John Payne. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson Kyle. Bob was born in St. Thomas on May 24th, 1938, the son of the late Harold and Beatrice (Cummings) Payne. He worked for Comstock for 3 years, then was a commercial fisherman with his father operating D. and B. Fishery. Bob hobby farmed for 30 years and worked as a bailerman at Elgin Handles 12 years. He also was a foster parent with Bev for a number of years. Bob was a member of Fingal United Church over 40 years.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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REGAN: Judith Margaret of Extendicare, Port Stanley

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Regan, Judith Margaret of Extendicare, Port Stanley, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 14th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 76th year. Beloved daughter of the late Emmett and Loretta (Connolly) Regan. Loved sister of Ken Regan (late Marion) of London, Joanne Kenny (Peter) of Oakville, Larry Regan (Denyse) of London, David Regan (Judy) of St. Thomas, Janet Bottineau (Paul) of St. Thomas and sister-in-law of Nettie Regan (Late Leon) of Aylmer and Donald Butler (late Doreen) of Warminster, Penn. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Judith was born in St. Thomas on May 20th, 1937. She was a member of Holy Angels’ Church. Judith was a school teacher.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Sunday 2-5 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday 2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund.

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VEBEEK: Carl of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Verbeek, Carl of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Eleanor Verbeek. Dear father of Dick and his wife Betty Verbeek of Stevensville. Dear step-father of Norm Clarke (friend Sheila), Douglas Clarke, Arnold Clarke (Cathy), Larry Clarke (Patty), Charlie Clarke (Linda), Helen Walker and the late Margaret Parish. Sadly missed by 3 grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Gerrit Verbeek, Jenneke Vogelzang (late Gerard) and Riek (late Johan), all of Holland. Predeceased by 2 sisters Wil Verbeek (1998), Daatje Ouburg (Wim) 2006 and a brother Pieter Verbeek (Jenny) 1998. Carl was born in Holland on January 15th, 1922, the son of the late Pieter and Diederika Verbeek. He was a retired carpenter. Carl was a member f Branch 410 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.

A private family service will be held. Cremation in Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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Rowlinson: Elizabeth “Betty” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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ROWLINSON, ELIZABETH (BETTY) JEAN ABERCROMBIE (KESSON). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on Saturday February 23, 2013 at Bluewater Health. Much loved mother of Ruth (Bryan) Chappell and Larry (Deb) Rowlinson. Cherished grandmother of Kelly (Troy) Chappell, Kim (Gord) Bailey, Tracy (Sean) Chappell, Laurie Rowlinson – Thorpe, Jennifer Rowlinson, Shannon (Brian) Rawcliffe, David (Kelsey) Rowlinson and Amey (Chris) Reinders and 16 great grandchildren. Mom was born in Petrolia on April 7, 1919. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Rowlinson (1979). Predeceased by her parents Alexander Kesson and Jean Abercrombie Kesson. Upon her retirement from Manley’s at age 65, Mom began a very busy second career volunteering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Senior V.I.P., Canadian Mental Health Association (Interlink) and at Sarnia General Hospital and Marshall Gowland Manor. Mom’s loving way, genuine kindness and the sparkle in her eye will never be forgotten. Mom will be forever loved and missed. A funeral service will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street at Davis St.) Sarnia on Thursday February 28, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday February 27, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Sympathy can be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

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102 N. Victoria St. 

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9 

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Tobin: Marlene of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2013

 At home on Thursday February 21, 2013, Marlene Tobin age 68 of Sarnia passed away. Dear mother of Brad (Chris) Cook of Sarnia and Chad (Dawn) Cook of Brantford. Will be missed by her grandchildren; Damion and Rochelle Cook and Alexa Manser. Survived by her siblings; Nancy Stock, Jack Tobin, Pat Martin, Dorothy Alfano, Terena Hookey and Tom Tobin. Marlene was an enthusiastic sports fan who was a dedicated Detroit Red Wings Fan and closely followed all NFL and College football games. Cremation has taken place.

 

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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KORANDA: Marion (née Adkin), of Delaware and formerly of London

Posted by on February 23, 2013

Peacefully, on Friday, February 22nd, 2013, at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware, Mrs. Marion Koranda (née Adkin), in her 95th year.  Loving mother of Kim and Kathleen (Mark), and mother-in-law of Celia.  Dear grandmother of Ian (Stephanie), Richard and Tanya and several great-grandchildren.  Survived by her sisters-in-law Marjorie and Ellen, and loving nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Elvin and Myrtle Adkin, her son Keith, her daughter Karen, her grandson Michael, and by her siblings Thelma (Borden), Bruce, Kenneth and Lyle (Simone).  Marion served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps (2nd Lieutenant).  She was a registered nurse, a volunteer missionary, a pianist, an avid reader and a world traveler, but Marion took her greatest pleasure in the role of mother and grandmother.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment, Dresden Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Marion may be made to Gideons International in Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MANNEKE: Marlene June of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

 

 

webpicMannekePeacefully, at University Hospital on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2013.  Marlene June Manneke (VanHorne) of Rodney in her 76th year.  Predeceased by her husband Bill (1988).  Loving mother of Gerald (Janice) of Alvinston and Cindy (Bill) Bron of London and grandmother of Scott, Joshua and Wil.  Dear sister of Leona, Glenn, Ray, Donne, twin sister Marilyn and Al.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

A private family service will be held.  Interment Rodney cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Association would appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Arrangements entrusted to RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS .  Condolences can be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com 519 785-0810.  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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SCHMID: Edward J. of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

Peacefully at home on Thursday, February 14, 2013.  Edward J. Schmid of Rodney in his 68th year.  Predeceased by his parents Joe and Jean Schmid.  Lovingly remembered by his daughter Suzanne Schmid and her children Riley and Owen of Woodstock and his son Jeff (Erin) and their children Nyla and Maille of Fergus and step son Mike (Tanya) Buttinger and their children Colton, Madison, Matthew and Brooke.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1 pm at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS.  Interment Rodney cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Condolences can be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com . (519 785-0810).  Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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DE VET: Gary John of Kerwood, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

Devetfront1 (2)It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary De Vet, of Kerwood, in his 60th year.  With his wife at his side, he passed away very unexpectedly on February 20th, 2013, while vacationing in Florida.  Gary is survived by his loving wife and best friend Joanne (Van Asseldonk).  His kind and gentle nature will be sadly missed by his mother Jeannette De Vet, Watford, his siblings John (Deb) De Vet, Arkona, Lucy (Wayne) Sigurdson, New Hamburg, Peter (Rose) De Vet, Arkona, Regina (Leo) Sanders, Watford, Mary (Joseph) Terpstra, Union, Jeannette (Doug) Pedlar, Grand Bend, Linda Wellington, Midland, Michigan, and Bernadette (John) Holman, London, his mother-in-law Hendrika Van Asseldonk, Parkhill, and his in-laws Mary (John) Vanos, Delaware, Frances (Simon) Van Riel, Forest, Jack (Allison) Van Asseldonk, Parkhill, and Rita (John) Dortmans, Adelaide.  Gary will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.  He is predeceased by his father, John De Vet and his father-in-law Adrian Van Asseldonk.

 

Visitation will be held at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS (9 James St. South, Forest) on Monday, February 25th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, at 11:00 am at St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church, 68 Union Street, Forest.  Private interment will be at  Arkona Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Gary’s honour be made to the Order of Alhambra – Algarva 168 or to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.  Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com.

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VanTRIGT: Mary of Strathroy formerly of Seaforth

Posted by on February 22, 2013

Suddenly, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, February 22, 2013. Mary  T. VanTrigt (Duncan) of Strathroy and formerly of Seaforth in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Maarten VanTrigt (1983) and dear mother of Rita Hoch (Allan), Trudy Book, Eugene VanTrigt,  Cecilia Scott (Bob), David VanTrigt (Lisa) and Jamie VanTrigt (Anita) also missed by her 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mary will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Visitation will be held at ALL SAINTS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 124  Front St E., Strathroy  on Monday February 25, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am where Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am. Father Lucio Couto, Celebrant. Interment to take place at later date in St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery in Seaforth.  Donations in memory of Mary,  to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated by the family. DENNING BROS. FUNERAL HOME LTD., STRATHROY ON., entrusted with arrangements. (519) 245 1023.   A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mary.

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LIPPOLD: Mrs. Eileen Ethel (nee Katzenmeier), of Shelburne, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, ON

Posted by on February 21, 2013

Eileen Lippold jpg 001LIPPOLD, Mrs. Eileen Ethel (nee Katzenmeier), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, ON on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in her 94th year.  Loving wife of the late John “Jack” Lippold (1993).  Devoted mother of Karen Lippold and her husband Steven Wolinetz of St. John’s, NL, Stephen Lippold of Vancouver, BC, Rodney Lippold and his wife Ute Karlson-Lippold of Burlington, and Pamela Caravaggio and her husband John of Shelburne.  Dear sister of Dorothy Rafferty and her husband Jim of Ottawa.  Also survived by 8 grandchildren: David and Michael Wolinetz, Celise and Stefan Lippold, Cohen and Kristin Lippold, and Cristina Barbour (nee Caravaggio) and Nicholas Caravaggio, 3 great granddaughters: Maia and Anna Wolinetz, and Stella Barbour, and several nieces and nephews.  Born in Toronto, ON, January 30, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William Henry (born Rodney, ON) and Ellen Elizabeth (nee Banks, born Paddington, London, England) Katzenmeier.  Eileen was a real estate agent in St. Thomas for many years.  She was a member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas and a former active community volunteer with a number of organizations.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Eileen’s life will be held at St. Mark’s United Church, 38 Aldborough Ave., St. Thomas on Saturday, February 23rd at 1:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 12:30 p.m. until the service time.  If desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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BELANGER: Frank of Essex

Posted by on February 21, 2013

Passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle on February 21, 2013 at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Son of the late Alcide and Cecilia Belanger. Dear father of Paul Belanger (Sara), William Belanger and wife Judy, Mary Frances and husband John. Treasured grandpa of Robert, Brandon, Ian, Nickolas, and Michael. Dearest brother of the late Douglas and Joanne Belanger. Brother-in-law of Ed Taylor, Judy Wilson, Harold Taylor and the late Betty Hussey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank retired from Chrysler Canada-Transportation after 29 years of service. He was a member of the CAW Local # 444. Frank was a former member of St. Christopher’s Church in Windsor. Frank is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet the family after 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church (12048 County Rd. 34 Maidstone) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maidstone. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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HARDY: Thomas J. of Lucan

Posted by on February 21, 2013

Hardy, TomAt Stratford General Hospital, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 of Lucan in his 65th year.  Beloved husband of Wendy (Elston) Hardy.  Dear father of Melissa Hardy, Kurt Hardy and Christine Webb and Kent Hardy and Renée Vachon.  Dear grandfather of Stella; Mélodie and Mason.  Dear son-in-law of Catherine Elston of Exeter.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Frank and Carol Hardy, Bob Hardy and Gord and JoAnne Hardy all of Lucan, Julia Beadle of London, Cheryl Curtis of London; Sheila Elston of Exeter and David and Gayle Elston of London.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Beulah Hardy, sisters Helen Telfer and Ann Louise Hardy and his brother William (Billy) Hardy.

Friends are invited to the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, February 23rd: Gather at 10:30 AM for a celebration of Tom’s life, held at 11:00 AM with The Rev’d Andreas Thiel officiating.  Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

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Abbott: Yves of London

Posted by on February 21, 2013

AbbottAt L.H.S.C. Victoria Hospital on February 20, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, Yves Joseph Real Abbott, in his 56th year.  Loving father of Elaine Abbott, Jonathon Abbott, and Annie Abbott.  Dear brother of Serge, Miriam and Joelle Abbott all of Quebec.  Also survived by his nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Saturday afternoon February 23, 2013 from 2-4 o’clock.  Cremation.  Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre would be appreciated.

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SMITH: Mary Ann of London

Posted by on February 21, 2013

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Peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home, London on Monday, February 18, 2013,  Mary Ann “May”  Smith in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Smith (1986). Loving mother of Alexander Smith and his late wife Hilda of East Pointe, Michigan, Marshall Smith and his wife Chrissie of Shelby Township, Michigan and Ernest Smith and his wife Margaret of London. Dear sister of Margaret Abbotts of Australia. Cherished daughter of the late Elma Leel and her husband John in Scotland. Also loved by her 8 grandchildren, her 15 great-grandchildren and  1 great-great grandchild. Predeceased by her grand-daughter Linda Trisick. Friends will be received by the family from  7-9 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2013  at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a private funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, photographs and memories may be shared at www.amgfh.com 

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Sunio: Lily Borda of London

Posted by on February 21, 2013

SunioSUNIO, Lily Borda of London, Ontario, Canada and New Lucena, Iloilo, Philippines, loving and compassionate Mother, Grandmother, and Teacher, peacefully joined our Creator at her home in Cheswick Circle, London, Ontario at age 94 on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Predeceased by husband Cayetano M. Sunio. Dear mother of Maria Luisa Sumabat and her husband Washington, Maria Gloria Sunio, Cayetano Sunio Jr., Roberto Sunio and his wife Herminia, Rafael Dennis Sunio and his wife Angelita, and Jesus Rey Sunio and his wife Josephine. Survived by 8 grandchildren – Trisha, Tristan, Conly, Quenna, Lily Kristine, Caesar Percival, Jonathan and Jason, and 4 great grandchildren – Saloni, Aziz, Tushiyah and Tamim. Her remains lie in state at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street where visitors, friends and relatives will be received on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm and on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Justin’s Parish Church, 855 Jalna Boulevard on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment follows at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Please pray for the eternal repose of her soul.

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Edwards: Robin William of London

Posted by on February 21, 2013

Edwardspic2Unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, February 14, 2013, Mr. Robin William Edwards of London and formerly of Petrolia, Ontario in his 53rd year, born in London May 29, 1960. Loving and devoted father of Tanner Ryan, Caleb Justin and Miranda Grace. Beloved son of Joyce Isabel (Dawson) and the late Charles Percy Edwards. Dear brother of Lynda (Jerry Wilson) of Hamilton, Judith (Lee Simpson) of Corunna and John Charles of London. Robin will also be sadly missed by in-laws Kinga and Marco DeMuinck, devoted friends Jon Macdiarmid of London, John Harvey of Thorndale and family physician Dr. Firas Fadhel Al-Dhaher. Also loved by several nephews. Robin was a former employee of Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. and member of Local 27 of the CAW-TCA Canada. Private family interment in Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Robin are asked to consider a contribution to www.reforestlondon.ca or the Make a Wish Foundation of Canada. A tree will be planted in memory of Robin.

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Loane: Ruth of London

Posted by on February 21, 2013

LoaneThe family and friends of Ruth Loane are sad to announce her sudden passing on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at home in London, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Greg Loane, she was a loving mother to Nancy and Gregg, and grandmother to Daphne, Darcy, Ethan and Caeden. Caring sister to Susan (Stewart) Hulin. Family and friends will be received at Ruth’s friend Shelley Wozny’s home at 78 Rosamond Crescent, London on Sunday February 24, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. and again at Nancy Loane’s home at 4000 Marlowe Avenue, Montreal (QC) on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or the Stephen Lewis Foundation would be appreciated.

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