STEWARDSON: William (Bill) of Corbett

Posted by on June 4, 2015

Stewardson, Bill Picture-W150At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, of Corbett, in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of Esther (Prouty) Stewardson.  Dear step-father of Paula and Rodney Hamilton, Aimee and Kevin McKee, and Kimberly and Kyle Nairn.  Bill will be missed by his 10 grandchildren.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Bob Stewardson of St. Thomas, Cam and Theresa Stewardson of Exeter, and Linda Wilson of Dorchester.  Predeceased by his brothers Ecron and Glen, and his parents Willis and Lois Stewardson.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday evening 6-9 PM, where the complete funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 6th at 11 AM with Pastor Doug Watson and Pastor Scott Stein officiating.  Cremation with a private interment Crediton Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or the Emmanuel Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family.

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LUNDY: Rena of London

Posted by on June 3, 2015

Peacefully, at St. Marys Hospital, with family by her side, on Monday, June 1st, 2015, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Howard Lundy (2014).  Loving mother of David (Linda), Joel, Daniel (Jane), Stephen, Rebekah, Joanna, Jonathan (Kristen) and Andrew (Heidi). Proud grandmother of Mark (Nellie), Nathalie, Christy, Kate (Wilson), Guinnevere (Antonio), Joshua, Natasha, Eden, Zoie, Matthew, Benjamin and Sam, and great-grandmother of Joanna.  Predeceased by daughters-in-law Brenda and Lynn.  Rena inspired countless others with conference speaking, teaching and using creative gifts and in a hospitality ministry for years in her home at SHIELING.  She will be remembered and loved by many. There will be a private family service and interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Arva.

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WESTECOTT: Robert a resident of Newbury

Posted by on June 3, 2015

Westecott: Robert Floyd, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the age of 72. Born in Toronto, son of the late Floyd and Elsie (Tustin) Westecott. Beloved husband of the late Linda (Grills) Westecott (2005). Loving father of Lisa McClure-Dollimore of Oshawa, Christine Panther-Dollimore of Edmonton, and Andrew Westecott of Newbury. Loving grandpa to Ryan, Caightlyn, Rebecca, Cyle, Shelby and great-grandchildren Lexi, Colton, and Charlee. Dear brother of Joyce Falkins of Wardsville. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister Carol Hooper, and a brother William “Bill” Westecott. At Bob’s request cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Bothwell Cemetery on Saturday June 6, 2015 at 1pm. If desired donations to Quad County Support Services (P.O.Box 65 Wardsville, ON. N0L2N0) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Badder Funeral Homes, Bothwell.

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ELLIOTT, Patricia Lynn, of Cottam, Ontario

Posted by on June 3, 2015

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With broken hearts we announce the sudden, yet peaceful passing of Patricia, at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the age of 25. Cherished daughter of Kevin and Janice Elliott. Loving younger sister of Adam. Granddaughter of Glen Elliott (late Patricia) and the late Edna Hayes. Patricia will be missed by several aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Patricia’s life at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey Officiating. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Turner Syndrome Society of Canada. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. “Just wait ’til you see, my brand new home.”

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WARING: Paul of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on June 2, 2015

Paul picAt St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 3:15 a.m.  Paul Alan Waring of Toronto at the age of 56.  Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January and continued to live with courage and dignity.  He lived in Toronto for his entire adult life and was an employee of the Royal Bank of Canada.  Beloved son of Alan and Ethel Waring of Mississauga, and dear brother of Margaret Nath (Swapan), Jean Devries (John) and Catherine O’Brien (Paul).  A special uncle to Elizabeth, Joshua, Melody, Tiffany, Rebecca and Matthew.  Grandson of Arthur and Grace Waring of Ingersoll, and Frank and Eva Slater of Strathroy (deceased).

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, June 5th, 2015 from 12 – 2 pm.  A funeral will follow at 2 pm.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca (519 245-1023).  Donations can be made in Paul’s memory to Voice of the Martyrs, his favourite charity, or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers of the Palliative Care unit, for your love and care of Paul.

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FULLER: Phyllis of London

Posted by on June 2, 2015

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Unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, June 1, 2015, Phyllis (Emberley) Fuller in her 84th year.  Beloved wife of The Reverend H. Douglas T. Fuller for 63 years. Loving mother of Terry, Keith, David and the late John Fuller. Proud Nana of 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Julie Sutherland. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Thelma Sutton, Gwen Farkas and Mary Barrett and her brother William Emberley.  The family would like to thank the CCTC Victoria Hospital for their gentle loving care.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A private service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015.  Cremation with scattering in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SMITH: Laura Lee a resident of Dresden

Posted by on June 2, 2015

Laura Lee SmithSmith: Laura Lee a resident of Dresden passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 50. Born in Chatham, daughter of George & Evelyn (Rizun) Smith. Beloved wife of Ken Smith. Loving mom of Brady Smith. Loved sister of Tracy & Jason Hedden. Dear sister-in-law of Linda & Bob Hedden, Sandra & Neil Marchand and Diane & Larry DeFraeye. Sadly missed by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Laura Lee was an employee of Union Gas for 14 years and was an avid sports enthusiast. The Smith family will receive friends at the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 679 North St., Dresden on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1 p.m. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to D.C.H.F (Dresden Community Healthcare Foundation) or L.K.C.S. Booster Club (Lambton-Kent Community Sports Field Improvement Project).

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HUBERT: Mrs. Patricia “Pat” (nee Marshall), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on June 1, 2015

Pat HubertHUBERT, Mrs. Patricia “Pat” (nee Marshall) of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Friday, May 29, 2015, in her 82nd year. Dearly loved mother of Pamela Hubert (Dan) of Huntsville, Paula Marlatt (Ken) of St. Thomas, Donna Howe (Thomas) of Aylmer, and David Hubert of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Irene Casten (late Ray), Ron Marshall (late Marg), Marilyn Ball (late Max), Robert Marshall (Dianne), Gloria Woodford (Bill), Carolyn Buchanan (Robert), and Fred Marshall (Connie). Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on April 1, 1934 in St. Thomas, ON, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Zeda (nee Parish) Marshall. A registered nurse, she retired from the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, June 3rd from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a public memorial service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held on Thursday, June 4th at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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YATES: R. Graham of London

Posted by on June 1, 2015

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Peacefully with his family by his side at Parkwood Institute, London, on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Reva Eileen Yates (2011). Loving father of Bob Yates, Brian Yates, Barb Glover (Al), and Bev vanderHeide (Rick). Cherished grandfather of Adam, Lauren, Kelly, Acasia, Sarah, Chelsea and Matthew. Dear brother of George and Don, and his sister Mary Meadus. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Pearle, his brother Gordon and sister Norma Iley. Graham was born at home in East York on December 23, 1924. He attended East York Collegiate. Summers were spent at the Yates family homestead in Port Union on Lake Ontario. In 1943, Graham joined the Royal Canadian Navy and trained as a Radio Artificer. He served in World War II (1943-46) in Halifax and Gaspé. He attended the University of Toronto and earned his B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Graham and Reva married in 1949 and they relocated to London, Ontario, where he worked as a Professional Engineer with Ontario Hydro for 33 years as the Distribution Engineer for the Western Ontario region. Graham retired in 1982 and enjoyed traveling to Europe with his wife Reva. They had a summer home in Seaforth, Ontario where he continued to enjoy gardening, nature and woodworking. Thank you to the staff of 3 Essex for your loving care. A special thank you to Chaplain Katherine Spannemann for your support of Graham and Reva. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Graham are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or Veterans Care at Parkwood Institute.

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PHILLIPS: Christine (Beaudrie) of Exeter

Posted by on June 1, 2015

Phillips, Christine Picture-W150Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, May 31, 2015 of Exeter, in her 101st year.  Beloved wife of the late Morley Phillips (1969).  Dear mother of Nancy and Richard Cook of Farmington, Michigan.  Dear grandmother of Paul and Judy; and Adam; and great-grandmother of Brady and Bria.  Predeceased by 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.  Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

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

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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DeKay: Eldon of London

Posted by on June 1, 2015

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Peacefully surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, May 30, 2015, Eldon DeKay in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of Grace (Bobier) DeKay for 58 years. Cherished father of David (Mary), Paul (Angela), Bill, Michael (Christine), Dan, and Robert (Karen). Loving grandfather of Joel Elliott (Jenn), Bethany Elliott (Alex West), Danielle, Mark, William, Julia Theriault (Jon-Paul), Sarah, Ethan, Luke and Carter and great-grandfather of Eleanor. Dear brother of Bev (Jane), George and brother-in-law of Doris Holding (Roly). Missed by several nieces, nephews, cousins. The family would like to thank the staff at University and Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11am at Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 2225 Highbury Avenue North, London, ON N5X 4A4. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Stoney Creek Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LAMERS: Wilhelmina Hendrica Maria of Stayner, formerly of New Lowell,

Posted by on June 1, 2015

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Died peacefully on Sunday May 31, 2015 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 82. Wilhelmina of Stayner, formerly of New Lowell, beloved wife of the late John Lamers (2002). Loving mother of Herman (the late Kathy (2002)), Betty (Don Carter), Wilma (Chris Sentner), John (Donna), Linda (the late Chris Christiaans (2013)), Rosanne (David Grant), Robert (Laurie) and Randy (Deb). Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Sadly missed by brothers Henry, John, Cory, and Martin and sisters Kea, Dorothy and Toosje and their families. Wilhelmina is predeceased by her parents Martin and Egberta Verstraten and brothers Tony and Albert. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 11 o’clock. Reception to follow St. Patrick’s Parish hall. Interment Our Lady of Assumption Churchyard, Brentwood at approximately 2 o’clock. If desired, remembrances to Campbell House Hospice or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Wilhelmina’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SING, Judy Fong (Lee) of Sarnia

Peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Meadowview Villa Nursing Home, Petrolia, JUDY FONG (LEE) SING, age 84 passed away. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Thomas (1985) and much loved sons Gary (1996) and James (2012). Dear mother of John Sing, Robert Sing and his wife Mary, Janet Leung and her husband Dr. Kin Leung and cherished grandmother of Tina Sing, Tommy Sing and his fiancée Farrah Tran and Derek Leung. Resting at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre where services will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Hemophilia Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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TURK: Beatrice Orma of London

Posted by on June 1, 2015

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Peacefully at Ashwood Manor on Saturday, May 30, 2015, Beatrice O. (Mulholland) Turk, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Austin Howard Turk. Dear mother of Katherine Koper (Fred) of Pickle Lake, Ontario, David Turk (Diana) of Peterborough, Barbara Thatcher (Terry) of London and Mary Trevisan (George) of Sault Ste. Marie. Dear grandmother of Kyle, Kelley, Vanessa, Jessica, Emily, Richard, Sonya and Janice and great-grandmother of three. Dear sister of Muriel Crawford. Predeceased by her brother Ralph Mulholland. Also missed by her dear friends Elsie Smith and Shirley Hill. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00am. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. Donations to Charity of Choice will be greatfully acknowledged. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BAKER: Margareth of London

Posted by on June 1, 2015
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Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, May 29, 2015, at St Joseph’s Hospice, at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Roger. Loving mother of Timothy, Benjamin (Natalie), Simon (Maggie) and Isaac (Tahlulah). Cherished grandma of Ava and Max. Dear sister of Anneke (Sytze) Vanderheide, Ralph (Nancy) Bloemberg, Nela (Mike) Couchie, Corrie Bendall, sister-in-law of Merilyn (John) McCann, Laurie (Chuck) McDonald, Bonnie (Vesa) Autio and Kim Baker (Stewart J. Smith). Sadly missed by her large extended families. Friends will be received at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm, where the Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11am. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Margareth’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windemere Road, P.O. Box 1449, Station B, London ON N6A 5M2 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LUSTIG: Connie of Hanover, formerly of Chesley

Posted by on May 31, 2015

CoverConnie Lustig of Chesley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, May 30, 2015 in her 80th year.

Beloved mother of Stacey (Don) House of Walkerton, Stephen (Emma) of Owen Sound, Jason of Walkerton and Nancy (Jack) McTeer of London. Nana will live on in the thoughts and memories of her grandchildren Zachary, Jade, Rachael, Rebecca and Jeremy. Connie will be sadly missed by her brothers Bill Van Horne of Alberta and Doug Van Horne of Chatsworth, as well as many close friends and fellow volunteers.

She is reunited and dancing once again with her husband Beverly. Connie is also predeceased by her brothers Ross (Dorothy), Lloyd, sisters-in-law Phyllis and Naomi and her parents, Whitney and Viola (Diebel) Van Horne.

Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Connie’s life at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service honouring Connie’s life will be held at St. John’s United Church, Chesley on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment in Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Chesley Hospital Foundation or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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GALLIVAN, Pat of Wyoming

Posted by on May 30, 2015

Passed away at C.E.E. Hospital in Petrolia on Friday, May 29, 2015.  Patricia “Pat” Gallivan, 80 years, of Wyoming.   Pat was the loving wife of the late Jack Gallivan (2003).  She will be missed by her children Mary Pat (Ian) Washington of Sarnia, Dan (Jessica) Gallivan of Toronto, Maureen (Doug) McGregor of London, and Kevin (Suzy) Gallivan of Vancouver.  She was a loved grandmother of Craig Washington, Meghan (Paul) and their son Jacob Andrusiak, Kevin and  Kalyn McGregor, and Simon Gallivan.   Pat is also survived by her sisters Nancy McGee of Ottawa, Mary Kennedy of Toronto, Rose Ryan of Blue Sea, Quebec, and her brother Tim Hogan of Ottawa. Pat retired in 2000 as librarian from St. Philips School after many years of service.  Pat was also active in the community with the Margaret Stokes Chapter of IODE and enjoyed spending time in her Book Club.   In her free time Pat enjoyed reading, gardening, antiquing and following her favorite teams the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A mass celebrating Pat’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  from St. Philip’s Church, King St., Petrolia.  Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Petrolia Community Fund (Petrolia Library) or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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HOBBS (née Shoebottom): Linda Jane, of London

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Hobbs Canada ObitsPeacefully surrounded by her loving family at her residence on Friday, May 29, 2015, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife and best friend of Barry for 56 years. Loving mother of Catherine Dover, Shelly (Rob) Farquharson, Sherry (Mark) McMurray and Tom (Zoe). Cherished grandma and Nana to Andrew and Tom McMurray, Cailey and James Dover, Laura and Michael Farquharson, and Toren, Imogen and Anwyn Hobbs. Dear sister of Barbara Westman (Harvey). Linda will be fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by parents Austin and Marjorie Shoebottom, brother Tommy, and grandson Ian. Linda loved her 40+ year career as a medical secretary in London and the friendships she made. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Drs. Cathy Faulds and Christen Shoesmith, nurses Joy and Becky, and homecare providers Sheila, Julie, Lori and Elaine. Memorial donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMSON: William ‘Bill’ Walter, of London

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Thomson MR Inside editDied peacefully with his family by his side at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario on May 28, 2015 at the age of 57, after a sudden illness.  Survived by his wife and soulmate Gabriele Marie; daughters Kira Maxine and Shauna Jean; sister Dr. Dorothy Jean Thomson; and nieces Lillian Helen Maxine and Claire Alexandra. Bill was predeceased by his father William Alexander (1997) and mother Dorothy Maxine (2011). Bill attended London Central Collegiate, St. John’s Cathedral Boys’ School in Selkirk, MB., and the University of Waterloo (mechanical engineering) and received his MBA from the Ivey Business School, Western. His career included the automotive industry, entrepreneurial businesses, property management, teaching at Fanshawe College and he continued to be involved and supportive of The Ivey Business School. Always willing to give back, Bill was an active volunteer in many organizations in London, including Metropolitan United Church, Byron Optimist Club, Ivey Business School, and The London West Conservative Party. His gentle nature, sense of humour and curiosity about life will be sorely missed by his family, who were the centre of his universe, as well as by his many friends. A loving husband and best friend to Gabriele, and devoted Dad to Kira and Shauna, he was just as proud of his dear sister Dorothy’s daughters, Lillian and Claire. His curiosity meant spectacular travel to exotic destinations around the globe like the Inca trail and Africa, as well as the ski hills and mountain bike paths closer to home. Always active, he loved cycling, skating, deep sea diving, and hiking. Staying active allowed Bill to indulge in his love of fine wine and food and most particularly, ice cream:  an addiction he inherited from his Dad. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the London Health Sciences Centre, Critical Care Unit and the many doctors and nurses who provided Bill with such wonderful care. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH, 468 Wellington Street, London on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the London Health Sciences Centre, Critical Care Unit or London Regional Cancer Centre.

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LOUCKS: Kathy Marie (nee Andrew) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Kathy LoucksLOUCKS – Kathy Marie (nee Andrew) of St. Thomas passed away after a lengthy illness, on May 28, 2015 at the age of 59.  Loving daughter of Elaine Andrew (the late Bill Andrew) of St. Thomas.  Mother of Amber (Rob) Wynn of New Zealand; sister of Judy (Charles) Brown of St. Thomas, Roz Sallis of Ottawa, and Paul (Fawn) Andrew of St. Thomas; and by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brothers Brian Andrew and Michael Andrew.  In keeping with Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00pm.  If desired, donations to STEGH Foundation would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CLARK: Harold of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Harold ClarkCLARK– Harold “Hoss” Clark passed away, surrounded by his family at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Freda Viola (nee French) Clark (2003) for  42 years.  Dear father of Cindy Clark-Kernohan (Mark) of London, Calvin Clark of St. Thomas, Christina  Clark-Reaume (Brian) of Chatham. Proud Grandpa of Aaron, Amy, Brody, Evan, Max. Regarded by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Caradoc township, ON, March 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Clark (1967) and the late Cecile (Brownlee) Clark (1967)  little brother to the late Gerald Clark (1998) (Eva) and Marilyn Lunn (nee Clark) (Jim) (2012).  Harold began working for the C & O Railroad in 1965 and during that time was a Volunteer Firefighter with the Southwold Township Fire Department.  He enjoyed going to garage sales to find unique collectables, working with small engines or anything mechanical, dancing, animals, camping, and first and foremost spending time with his family.  Harold was a member of the Warren Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M Fingal.  Friends will be received by the family at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Thursday May 28, 2015 from  2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Masonic Service under auspice Warren Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M. will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30 pm.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery. If desired, donations to Kidney Cancer Research would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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HONSINGER: James P. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Jim HonsingerHONSINGER – James Paul of St. Thomas,  passed away at home surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with cancer, on May 23, 2015 at the age of 67.  Beloved husband of Wendy Honsinger.  Jim is survived by children Tim Honsinger (Julie Carr) of Hamilton, Jay (Laurie) Honsinger; grandchildren Greg Honsinger (Mary Philbin), Tristan Honsinger, and Taylor Honsinger, all of St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his parents Paul and Shirley Honsinger, and his brother Terry Honsinger.  Jim will be missed by his co-workers at Phil Mauer & Associates in Eden.  He looked forward to his annual Father’s Day round of golf with his sons and grandchildren, as well as travelling with his wife Wendy.  A private family gathering was held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570), prior to cremation.  Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.  Jim’s family wishes to thank Wendy’s sister and brother-in-law Bev (Bob) Lister, along with his personal caregivers, for their kindness and compassion over the last two years. If desired, donations to STEGH Chemotherapy Unit or the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CHARLEBOIS: Jean Edouard of London

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Peacefully at University Hospital on Thursday, May 28, 2015, Mr. Jean Charlebois of London, in his 77th year. Cherished husband of Marion (née Sternberg) and beloved father of Sandra Charlebois. Also missed by Tim, Eileen and Ruth all of Winnipeg, and Hannelore, John, Yvonne, Scott, Erica, Lauren and Ron all of London. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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SPENCER: Donald R. “Don” of London

Posted by on May 29, 2015

24762SpencerSPENCER, Donald R.  “Don”…

Who died unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, London on May 28, 2015, was predeceased by the love of his life Marion (Clode) after nearly 50 years together in marriage.  Don will be sadly missed by his family; David (Kathy) of London, Douglas (Sonia) of Stittsville, and Craig (Erin) of Toronto.  Don found great joy in his grandchildren, Jennifer, Stefan (deceased in 1994), McKenna, Daniel, Smith, Zoe and Samuel.  Born, raised and educated in Toronto, Don was a Boys Work Secretary at Toronto Central YMCA for 5 years followed by 10 years of service to Churches in Alberta, Northern Ontario and Scarborough.  Following his interest in working with people, Don became a Probation Officer, retiring 26 years later as Director of Youth and Community Corrections for the Province of Ontario.  In retirement, Marion and Don enjoyed travel, cottaging and especially their family.  Don was a proficient canoeist, an enthusiastic birder and a lover of the outdoors.  He led many church and community activities and supported numerous charitable causes. Friends will be received by the family at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St, London on Monday, June 1, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at Metropolitan United Church,  on Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00 am.  Interment at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.   I lieu of other remembrances, memorial gifts may be made to the Women’s Community House, 101 Wellington Rd, London, ON N6C 4M7, the CNIB, 749 Baseline Rd E., London, ON N6E 2R6  or the Metropolitan United Church Memorial Fund, 468 Wellington St, London, ON N6A 3P8. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BANNON: Steve of London

Posted by on May 29, 2015
24761BannonBANNON, Steve….. After a short illness, Steve Bannon, 68, of London, has returned home on Tuesday May 26, 2015. Steve will be joyfully welcomed by his parents, the late Mary and Jim Bannon, formerly of Stratford. Beloved husband of Sandra Braithwaite, cherished father of Ryan (Jaye), and Tara Brennan (Patrick). Steve cherished his time with his grandchildren and will be lovingly remembered by Molly, Hunter, Ella, Charlotte, Eilish and Maddox. He will be dearly missed by brothers and sisters, Bill (Louise), Sharon Langdon (Gerry), Brian (Linda), Jim, Valerie Betts (Jim), MaryAnn, Carolyn Herlick (Tom), Diane, Doug, Janet, and Susan (Jeff). He is missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his nephew Derek. Steve worked for over 25 years as a technical designer all over Ontario and enjoyed golfing, fishing and throwing darts. He treasured time spent with his family and trips to Ireland with Sandra. Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully accepted to the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6A 5W9. Friends will be received by the family at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, on Sunday May 31, 2015 from 2-4pm, and 1 hour prior to the Memorial Service being conducted in the funeral home chapel on Monday June 1, 2015 at 11am. Cremation has taken place. Private interment at a later date. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com “Hark now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly” – Van Morrison.

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