EDMONDS (née Johnson): Sheila Nannette, of London

Posted by on March 21, 2015

Sheila died peacefully on March 21, 2015 at her home in London, Ontario with family at her side.  She was 81.  Adored wife of the late D. E. R. “Ted” Edmonds.  Mother of Brian, Mark and Heather.  Nana of David, Michael, Laura and Steven Edmonds; Anna Jane and Matthew Edmonds; Colin, Jeffrey and Claire Penstone.  Mother-in-law of Helen and Peter.  Fondly remembered by Hana and Daniel Fehrenbach, Sam Hughson and Dianne Boehm.  Sister of Larry Johnson (Gloria) and sister-in-law of Tom Edmonds (Rita-Claire) and Marion Lamb (Ric).  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Special thanks to Mom’s entire palliative care team.

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HERN: Robert Earl (Bob) of Exeter

Posted by on March 21, 2015

Hern BobAt LHSC – University Hospital, London on Saturday, March 21, 2015 of Exeter in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mabel (Selves) Hern for 60 years. Dear father and father -in-law of Linda and John Wuerth, and Fred and Michelle Hern all of Exeter and Rob and Cheryl Hern of Kilworth. Dear grandfather of Rebecca and Mike Sarvis, Sarah and Jeremy Geoffrey, and Amanda Wuerth; Tiffany, Melanie and Jacquelyn Hern; Brooke and Gavin Hern; and great-grandfather of Payton, Harper, Lucas and Callie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harry Hern of Usborne Township and Helen Webber of Exeter.  Predeceased by his sister-in-law Clarice Hern and brother-in-law Lee Webber.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main, Exeter on Monday  2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 24th  at 11AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Interment Zion Cemetery.

Donations to Zion United Church or South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.  Posted free at CanadaObits.ca.

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LINDSAY: John Miles of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Brantford and Woodstock

Posted by on March 21, 2015

John LindsayLINDSAY – John Miles of St. Thomas passed away at Sakura House in Woodstock, after a courageous battle, on Friday, March 20, 2015.  He was 67 years of age.  John is survived by his children Brad (Kendra) Lindsay of London, and Matt (Siobhan) Lindsay of Abu Dhabi; grandchildren Jacob, Riley, and Teo; siblings Marilyn (Dave) Parsons, Gerry (Jane) Lindsay, Marg (Ross) Alexander, Sandra Hiscox; his life partner Nancy Skillings; and his many special neighbours.  Predeceased by his parents Murray and Violet Lindsay, his sister Carol Anne and her husband Bill Sanders, and his brother-in-law Jim Hiscox.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).   John was a great follower of the First Nations traditions, and held their beliefs and customs in the highest regard.  In keeping with John’s wishes, an End of Life Ceremony has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Quality Inn (Birch Room) 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Interment of ashes at a later date.  If desired, donations to Sakura House – Woodstock would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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TOTH: Violet Rose (nee Nagy) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 21, 2015

Violet TothTOTH – Violet Rose (nee Nagy) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully, on March 19, 2015, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph Toth.  Violet  will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law Denes and Wendy Toth of St. Thomas, and her granddaughters Miranda Toth of St. Thomas, and Celina Toth of Victoria, B.C..  Violet had retired after working for many years at Singer Controls. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with Violet’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Private Interment of Ashes in St. Ladislaus Cemetery in Courtland at a later date.  If desired, donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CATTELL: Jennie D., of London

Posted by on March 20, 2015

Cattell - editedPeacefully, at the Village of Glendale Crossing in London on Friday, March 20, 2015, Jennie D. Cattell passed away, in her 98th year.  Jennie was born in Milford, Delaware, U.S.A.  She was predeceased by her mother Marjorie Shaw Bowlby, her father Alexander Dryden, her step-father Norman Bowlby, her husband John Edward Cattell; brothers Edward, Alan and Richard Bowlby; sisters Betty Nielsen, Rhoda Smith, Madge Graydon and Dorothy Hosner, and by sister-in-law Florence Cattell Chapin.  Jennie is survived by her daughter Rosalie Cattell from London and sisters Mary Turnbull (London) and Lorraine Kunderman (British Columbia) and by her brother Murray Bowlby (London).  The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at New Road Cemetery, east of Tillsonburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ivey Eye Institute or the VON.

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STEWART: Ruby Estelle of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2015

IMG_0001Passed away at Rosewood Manor in Sarnia on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the age of 79 years.  Beloved wife of the late Mackie Stewart.  Loving mother of Scott and Chris (Ducharme) Stewart, Tracy and Al Tompkins, Paula and Dave Shea, and Allison and Jack Van Asseldonk.  Cherished grandmother of Cori, Sean, Katie, and Amy.  Predeceased by her parents Christopher and Gladys Borthwick.  Dear sister of  Norma Elder, Thelma Larsen, and the late Inez Watson.  Visitation will take place at
, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday afternoon, March 22, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday afternoon, March 23, 2015, at 2:00 pm.  Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to Rosewood Manor Activity Department would be appreciated by the family.    Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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GRAHAM, Marylin (Mickalski) of London

Posted by on March 20, 2015

GRAHAM, Marylin (Mickalski) – Suddenly at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 19th, 2015, Mrs. Marylin (Mickalski) Graham of London in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of 48 years to Paul. Loving Mom of Sherry Lee Graham, Rob and Charlie Graham. Dear sister of Joanne Muma (Roger) and Joseph Mickalski, all of London. Proud Grandma to Matthew, Graham, Gabrielle and Ben O’Brien. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a private funeral service will be held. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marylin are asked to consider Mission Services London. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRUBER, Walter of London

Posted by on March 19, 2015

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GRUBER, Walter – At Parkwood Institute on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, Mr. Walter Gruber of London in his 70th year. Loving husband and best friend of Marilynn (Strangleman) Gruber. Beloved son of Hilda (Seeber) and Johann Falk. Dear brother of Karl Falk, Klaus Falk and Claudia Burger. Sadly missed also by his canine pals, Skipper, Cookie, Mitzi and Rocko. Walter worked in the hospitality industry for many years including more than 20 years at the Elmhurst Inn and Country Spa in Ingersoll. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with visiting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Boyes officiating. Private family inurnment of ashes, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Walter are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or the London Humane Society. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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KEECH, Tim of Delhi and formerly of Glencoe ON

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Keech Tim 02Suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Tillsonburg District Hospital Tim Keech of Delhi and formerly of Glencoe passed away in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Zoller) Keech. Dear father of Cindy (Michael) Ciesla, Sherry (Patrick) Coulter and Randy (Jennifer) Keech. Loving grandfather of Josef, Paul and Mary Ciesla, Zachary and Katelyn Keech. Dear son of Charlie and Mary Keech and brother of Shelley (John) Coad, Sharon Jobson (Peter), Charlie Keech (Bridget) and the late James Keech (Kathy). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Tim’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Glencoe Legion, 156 McRae Street, Glencoe. Memorial donations may be made to Epilepsy Ontario or Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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PFINGSTGRAEF: Martin of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Martin Pfingstgraef of St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 18th, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in his 86th year.  He will be forever missed by his wife of 52 years, Maria Pfingstgraef (nee Krautner).  He was a loving father, and will be greatly missed by his son, David and his wife Julie Pfingstgraef (nee Croft).  He was also a very proud grandfather of Daniel and Kate Pfingstgraef all of St. Thomas.  He is survived by his brother Michael and wife Patricia Pfingstgraef of Aylmer, sister-in-law Susanna and George Lutsch, and brother-in-law Steve and Jean Krautner all of London.  He will be sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his mother, Maria (Eberth) and father, Michael Pfingstgraef.  Martin was born November 20th, 1929 in Waltersdorf, Romania.  During WWII he and his family immigrated to Austria and then came to Canada in 1951, where he became a proud Canadian citizen.  He worked, with a smile, for many years as an assistant meat manager for Loblaws and Zehrs in St. Thomas.  Upon early retirement, Martin started his own company MMD Rental.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.  He was a member of the Saxonia Hall, German Canadian Club of Aylmer, and served as youth advisor and president of the club.  He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Aylmer.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00pm, with prayers at 4:00pm.  The Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1:00pm, with Pastor John Goldsworthy officiating.  Interment immediately following in Elmdale Cemetery.  If desired, donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aylmer, or the STEGH Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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CHAMP, Mary Helen (nee Duralia)

Peacefully on March 17, 2015 at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of Gary Lee Champ for 58 years. Loving mother of Catherine Wilbur (David), Stephanie Champ, Larry Champ (Mary), Melanie Walker and Carol Shanks. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren Christopher, Rose, Matthew, Michael, Lia, Colleen, Mackenzie and Hunter. With her great grandchildren Ilija, Aleksandar and Andrija mother learned to appreciate the benefits of Skype so she could see the boys half a world away in Montenegro. Daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Duralia (nee Bradica). Younger sister to Evelyn Slobasky (Harry-deceased), Annie Horvat (John-deceased), Kathleen Coulson (Robert-deceased), Joseph Duralia (Carol), Nellie Siddall (Robert-deceased) and John Duralia (Patricia). Well loved by all her in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Employed at Sears Canada for 30 plus years as a sales clerk where she received many awards for customer service. Her commitment to the community was felt by all as she helped organize the South Windsor Fastball league, worked as a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. The United Way awarded our Mom & Dad “The Hearts that Light the Way” award for their extensive volunteer endeavours. For many years she was the secretary for the Saturday Night Mixed bowling league at Crescent Lanes. Our mother’s love of sports taught us fair play, humbleness and the value of friendships that remain with us today. She was an inspiration to all of us; especially recognizing her internal strength to fight back her cancer with dignity to the very end. We would like to give thanks to the 2 north nursing team and the frontline nursing staff on the palliative care nursing unit at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as well as the compassionate and concerted efforts of Shauna Carter and Dr. Lawrence Aoun. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Transition to Betterness or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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BARKER: James (Jim) Lorne of Lucan

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Barker, Jim-W150At Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 of Lucan in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of the late Janette (Davis) Barker (2007).  Dear father of Joan Beaune of London, Gary and Walda Barker of Lucan, and Jean Richardson of London.  Dear grandfather of Kelly and Kris; Marla, Gwen, Grant and Claire; and Janelle, and great-grandfather of Peyton and Cedar.  Predeceased by a son-in-law Tom Richardson, a granddaughter Jan Barker and a sister Joan.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday evening 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 11AM with Rev. David Friesen Waldner officiating.  Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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JACKSON: Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Margaret Jackson 001JACKSON, Mrs. Margaret A. “Marg” (nee Norton), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in her 74th year. Beloved wife for over 55 years to Murray E. Jackson. Dearly loved mother of Michael Jackson (Laurie) of St. Thomas, and Michelle “Shelley” Nicolai-Jackson (Dave Nicolai) of Sarnia. Cherished grandmother of Steven and Kaitlyn Jackson, Serena and Breanna Nicolai. Dear sister of Daniel Norton (Rosemary), and David Norton (Vicki), all of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Charlotte and George Clarke of Turner Valley, AB, as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Jean (nee Urquhart) Norton. Marg was a former employee of Singer Controls and Kmart, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday, March 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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DARLING, Viola of London

Posted by on March 18, 2015

DARLING, Viola – Suddenly at University Hospital, on March 18th, 2015 in her 89th year. Born April 13, 1926 in Crediton. Survived by her daughter Jean Wells, daughter-in-law Sherry Darling, grandson James Charles Darling (Sheri) and great-grandson James Anthony Darling. Predeceased by her husband James Edgar and son LaVern John Darling. Also survived by siblings Clifford Rollings and Madeline Desjardin, sister-in-law Audrey Darling and brother-in-law Ralph Darling. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Laurie O’Leary officiating. Interment, St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Viola are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MacLean, Barbara of Blenheim

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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Barbara Weir (Fraleigh) MacLean of Blenheim passed away peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the age of 86.

Born in London, Ontario she was the beloved wife and partner of J. Lachlan MacLean (2010) and the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Cecille (McLurg) Fraleigh of Forest. The dear mother of Deborah Ann MacLean-Brine and her husband Bob Brine of London; the late Heather  Fraleigh MacLean- Meek (2004) and her husband  Fred Meek of  London ;  Ian Lachlan MacLean and his wife Mara Sperandio-MacLean of Vancouver;  Stephanie Lynn MacLean and her husband Ralph Romano of Blenheim. The adored grandmother of  Meggan Brine, Cameron Meek, Fiona Meek, Nicolas MacLean, Sophia MacLean, Clara Romano and Eric Romano.  Great -Grandmother of Heather Richmond. Dear Sister of Ann Manning (John) of Forest; Sidney Fraleigh Jr. (Velma) of Forest and Janet Smart (David) of Chatham.  Sister-in- law of Phyllis Nelson (William-2013) of Peterborough. Barb will be missed by her many close, loving friends and fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.

Barbara graduated from the School of Journalism at University of Western Ontario in 1950, a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She married Lachlan in 1951 and their careers took them to Windsor, Toronto, Sarnia and Blenheim. Barb was a journalist for the Sarnia Observer newspaper, member of       I. O. D. E. in Sarnia and Blenheim and served as Regent of both chapters, a past president of University Women’s Club in Sarnia, and a member of the Golden Acres Curling /Club in Blenheim. She was active in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sarnia and her connections were strong as a CGIT leader and convener of Untied Church Women at Blenheim United Church, and in 1965, became the Christian Education Assistant there. She was a secondary school supply teacher in Kent County. Always an energetic volunteer, she was a past chairperson of the Chatham-Kent Advisory Board of the CNIB. She was an active supporter of the blind and deaf-blind and was named to the Board of Directors, Ontario Division for CNIB. After her retirement she never failed to contribute her help and advice to the many volunteers who offered their time and services to the CNIB. In 2001, Barbara received recognition from the federal government for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer. A loving mother she looked forward, with great anticipation to the family cottage holidays at Hillsboro Beach. She was an ardent swimmer all her life, loved to travel and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Barbara’s family is appreciative of the care and compassion provided by the staff of the Blenheim Community Village Nursing Home who cared for Barb over the past 10 years and particularly over this past month. The family also valued the medical care of Dr. Martha Clendenning.

Family and Friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday March 27, 2015 for visitation from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed a memorial service and celebration of life at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, at a later date.  Memorial contributions to the Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society’s Day Program, the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (Windsor -Essex-Kent District) or the Blenheim United Church Benevolent Fund are asked to be considered.

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FONGER, Ralph Royden of Lucan

Posted by on March 18, 2015

FONGER, Ralph Royden – Of Lucan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Longworth Retirement Living, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Helen Elaine (Randall) Fonger. Cherished father of Nancy, Sharon, Ann and Paul. Beloved grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of four. A private service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Royden are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH: Jean Alice of London

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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It is with heartfelt sadness to announce the passing of Jean Alice Smith, at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Friday March 13, 2015, at the age of 89. Daughter of the late Sterling and Mary Smith, and step daughter of the late Doris Smith.
Dear sister of David (Gene Anne) Smith. Cherished aunt of Joshua (Brooke McDonald) and Sarah Smith. Thanks to the staff at Chateau Gardens, Niagara-on-the-Lake for their compassion and attentive care. Graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Springbank Drive, London, Ont on Wednesday March 18, 2015  at 1 pm. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ont (519)-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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ANDRUS: Harry of London

Posted by on March 18, 2015

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At Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence on Monday, March 16, 2015, Harry Andrus of London in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of the late Frances (Koena) Andrus. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Marroni.  Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TOCCO, Antonino

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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TOCCO, Antonino

Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on Monday March 16 at 89 years of age. His family is comforted knowing that he is now reunited with Frances his wife of 65 years. Beloved father to Heather Young and Shelley Loiselle (Wayne). His grandchildren Maureen Young, Lauren Teeple (Rantz), Matt Loiselle (Paulina) were the love of his life.   Jim was the son of the late Robert and Anne Lawrenson. Brother to John (Elaine), the late Alan (the late Elaine) and Elspeth (Bruce). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim joined the Navy at 17 years of age and served in World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a police officer for 14 years and was also past president of the Windsor Police Association. Jim was the Area Director for the Ontario Legal Aid Plan Essex County for 26 years – the only non-lawyer to hold such a position in the province. Founder of the George Smith Memorial Hockey Fund. Member of the Bendo Blazers Hockey Club for 40 years. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hotel – Dieu Complex Care 2 North for the compassionate care of our father – especially Shauna Carter who helped make Dad’s journey easier. We would also like to thank all the Bendo Blazers for their ongoing friendship of Jim. He thought the world of you. Special thanks to his best friend Jack Costello. If you desire memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm & Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Thursday 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

Posted by on March 17, 2015

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Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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DUNN, Walter Edward of London

Posted by on March 17, 2015

DUNN, Walter Edward… Passed away peacefully with his wife, Barbara Lawrence – Dunn, at his side on Monday March 16, 2015 in London, Ont, in his 87th year. Loving father of Denis, Sherri, Brenda and their spouses, and step father to Patricia (Real), Mary Helen (Peter), and Rosemary (Syl). Predeceased by step children Douglas and Jane (David). Survived by his brother Jim of Nova Scotia, and several grand children and great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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NORTON: Roy of London

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24709 NortonNORTON, Roy…….

Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, March 16, 2015, Roy Norton in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (McGuffin) Norton (1998). Cherished father of Patrick Norton and Robin Norton and his wife April, all of London. Loving grandpa of Christopher Norton and his wife Jodi, Meghann DeGraw and her husband Chris and great-grandpa of Sydney, Dakota and Riley. Dear brother of Mabel McCoy and brother-in-law Jack Lutman. Missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his sisters Ruby Pincombe, Ada Norton, Gladys Lutman, and his brothers Russell, Wilfred, Elmer Norton and brother-in-law Richard McGuffin and his wife Alice of Beaverlodge, Alberta. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The Celebration of Roy’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 am, with Reverend Susan Cameron officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, immediately after the service (appropriate outdoor footwear is advised). As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Mount Zion United Church General Fund, 471 Ridgewood Crescent, London, ON N6J 2H6 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LIVINGSTRONE: Wallace Albert of Markdale

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Livingston, WallaceLivingstone, Wallace – Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Tuesday March 17, 2015. Wallace Albert Livingstone of Markdale in his 89th year. Past Master of Hiram Lodge #490 and Past Worthy Patron of Order of the Eastern Star #170. Beloved husband of Mona Livingstone (nee Cronk). Dear father of Sandra Jackson (Brian) of Markdale, Karen Romanson (Paul) of London, and Fern Livingstone (Tim Pountney) of London. Loving grandfather of Scott Jackson (Entela) of Toronto, Carrie Greig (Shawn) of Chatsworth, Shawn Jackson (Ariel) of St. Catherines. Alicia Romanson (Matt Schmidt) of London, Clayton (Laura Elderidge) of London, Brady Romanson (Emily Kear) of Toronto, Katie Pountney and Jessica Livingstone-Pountney of London. Cherished great-grandfather of Jackson & Kailey Greig; Carter Jackson; Evan & Carson Schmidt. Predeceased by sisters Iona Jeffrey, Rita Howard and Bernice Mills.

The family will receive friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, ON N0C 1H0, Friday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. South, Markdale,  Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery.

If desired, condolences for the family may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0, http://www.mayfh.ca and donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/.

Hiram Lodge will hold a masonic service in the funeral home Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed by an Order of the Eastern Star Service, all members welcome.

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