MARTIN: Geraldine Mae “Gerry” of London

Posted by on February 18, 2014

Martin Geraldine (for obit)MARTIN, Geraldine Mae “Gerry” – At Marian Villa, London, on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, Mrs. Geraldine Mae “Gerry” Martin of London in her 89th year. Wife of the late Frank Martin (2013). Loving mom and true friend of Judy (Murray) Turner, Jim (Janice) Martin and Bob (Lynda) Martin, all of London. Loving Gram to Todd, Jason (Diane) and Tracey Turner; Wesley (Ally), Zachary (Steph) and Tori Martin; and Colin and Justine Martin. Great-grandma “Gigi” to Dylan, Jack and William. Dear sister to Dorothy Perry of Peterborough. Geraldine had a passion for Bingo and a love for people. Her warm heart and wonderful sense of humour will be missed by many. A special thanks to all the staff at Mount Hope, 3rd floor and Dr. Persaud for their loving care and kindness. A memorial visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be conducted at Mount Hope Chapel, 200 College Avenue (ground floor), London, on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gerry are asked to consider the Mount Hope Foundation – Recreation Department. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HUZEVKA: Marty of Komoka

Posted by on February 18, 2014

HuzevkaHUZEVKA, Marty – The family announces the passing of R. Martin Huzevka on Monday, February 17th, 2014 in his 53rd year, after a brief illness and surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital. Beloved husband of Kathryn Wolfe and proud father of Kevin and Lindsay Huzevka. Cherished son of Joan and Jerry Huzevka and son-in-law of Beth Wolfe and her husband Van Ackroyd. Dear brother of Mark (Joanne), Matt (Evona) and brother-in-law of Deborah Wolfe and Rhonna Lynn Wolfe. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Brandon, Jordan, Madison, Mario, Andrew and Elizabeth. Predeceased by his brother Marshall Huzevka (1995) and father-in-law Ronald Wolfe (1985). Sadly missed by cousins, aunts and uncles and fondly remembered by friends, colleagues and customers. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, Marshall S. Huzevka Foundation or the United Way of London-Middlesex. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CRAWFORD: Buster of Glencoe

Posted by on February 18, 2014

CrawfordV2Suddenly in Strathroy, on Monday, February 17, 2014, Verne Douglas “Buster” Crawford of Glencoe in his 67th year.  Beloved husband of Karen and dear father of Collette Crawford (Trevor), Colleen Crawford and Jason Crawford and loving grandfather of Madison.  Dear brother of Bob (Dorothy) Crawford, George Crawford (Marlene), Uric Crawford, Susan (Mark) Conley, Sally Crawford (Jim Chalmers), Johnny (Debbie) Crawford and Danny Crawford.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Vernon and Illa Crawford.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St., Glencoe on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21st at 11 am.  Cremation.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

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Gerencser: Robert Joseph of London

Posted by on February 18, 2014

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At University Campus of London Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, February 15, 2014, Robert Gerencser of London in his 46th year.  Dear son of Virginia (Garlick) and the late George Gerencser (2008).  Rob is survived by his daughters, Ashley and Laura Gerencser and their mother Jane, his brother David (Gwen) and family, his aunt Shirley Garlick and family, and his aunt Annette Dutton and family and uncle Brian Garlick.  Predeceased by a brother George in 1975.  A private family service will be held at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St., Glencoe. Memorial donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program or the Salvation Army.

 

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JOHNSON: Leo Austin (Capt. M.M.C.D. Ret’d) of London

Posted by on February 18, 2014
JOHNSON, Leo Austin (Capt. M.M.C.D. Ret'd)
Passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014 at L.H.S.C. Hospital in his
99th year. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Isabelle (nee MacDermott).
Loving father of Catherine Johnson of Guelph and Margaret Young (Murray)
of Chatham. Devoted grandfather of Adam (Valerie) and great grandfather of
Ava . Dear brother of Catherine, Julia Yorke (Frank), Agnes Benoit (her
late husband Abe), and the late Sr. Anne Johnson, Rev. Bernard Johnson and
James Johnson (Joyce).   Leo was a proud veteran who served in both W.W.II
and Korea. He was also a avid golfer who will be remembered both for
walking his rounds up to the age of 98 and for his 14  holes-in-one.
Friends will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo
Street at King Street on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 o'clock.  A Funeral Mass
will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, corner of Dufferin and
Richmond, on Thursday morning February 20, 2014 at   11 o'clock. Cremation
to follow. Prayers Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the The Royal Canadian Regiment Brigadier R.H.
Beattie, MC. Memorial Trust or a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.donohuefuneralhome.ca.

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LAKE: James William of Huron Park

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Lake James webSuddenly at his late residence in Huron Park, on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in his 53rd year. Loving companion and best friend of  Marilee (Wellwood) Ninham. Beloved son of Garry Lake of Appin and the late Eunice Pressey. Dear brother of Jodi and Andy Orr of London, Garry and Melanie Lake of Trenton and Angela and Steve Conrad of London. He will be deeply missed by the Milam family; Uncle Bob and cousins Wendy and Steve Bendle, Rob and Eva Milam, Lisa and Ken Heywood, Elaine and Joe Parsons and Wayne and Debbie Milam. Jimmy will also be missed by the Wellwood and Johnson families.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main Exeter, one hour prior to the funeral service which will be held on Thursday February 20th at 11AM. Spring interment Crediton Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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SMITH: Irene Marie (nee) Ryerse of Port Dover

Posted by on February 17, 2014

SMITH, ISmith Irenerene Marie (nee Ryerse), of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family in her 78th year. Predeceased by her companion Fred Iliffe. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penny and Fred Long of Port Dover, Charlene and Mike O’Keefe of Petawawa and Deborah of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Shelby, Tara, Justin, Lindsey, Janice, Jason, Christopher, Trevor and Samantha and numerous great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorne Ryerse and Shirley Kennington of Port Dover, Shirley Coulson of Port Dover and Bill Lediard of Port Dover. Irene was predeceased by her son Doug Long, grandson Darrin, and sister Helen Sayles. She spent many years working in the fishing industry and at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Irene was a RCL Volunteer for many years.  She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her family. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Irene for visitation at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11 am, followed by cremation. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at www.thompsonwatersfuneralhome.ca

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NUTTALL: Keith, of London

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Nuttall - editedPeacefully, at University Hospital, on Sunday, February 16th, 2014, Keith Nuttall, of London, at the age of 86.  Beloved husband for 54 years of Therese “Terry”.  Dear father of Brian (Angie).  Keith will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother Tony and sister-in-law Margaret.  The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Private family interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Keith are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CURRAN: Auldus “Dusty”, of London

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Curran - editedWith sadness, we announce the passing of our wonderful patriarch Dusty Curran on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Ruth for over 66 years.  Predeceased by his parents Gladys and Frank.  Survived by his sister Marge Graham.  Loving father of Rodger (Lori) and Cheryl (Randy Hawken).  Amazing grandfather to Heather (Steve Gray), Amy, Sarah, Danielle, Alex and Deanna.  Proud great-grandfather of Taten, Lily and Cooper.  He was past-president and long-term Ontario Golf Association Governor for Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, and a member of the Canadian Seniors Golf Association.  Dusty was a successful and highly respected business owner of Fine Papers London Limited (Windsor, Hamilton and Kitchener) and past-president of the Canadian Paper Trade Association.  He was admired by his staff, customers and also by his competitors for his hard work, dedication and innovative ideas for the enhancement of the industry.  He will be fondly remembered by everyone he touched!  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dusty are asked to please consider the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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STAFFORD: Donald Walter of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 16, 2014

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Born April 28, 1930, passed away peacefully February 14, 2014. Loving father of Heather (Gord) Epp, Lynn Stafford (Rick) and Kim (Al) Kelly. Grandfather of Brook, Paul, Marc, Chal and Kaili. Great grandfather of Emalynn, Miranda, Brittany, Emily and Eric and great great grandfather of Bailey. Survived by sister Marilyn Reid. Predeceased by siblings Winnifred Lawrence, John Stafford and Margurite Turner-Beaupre. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation to celebrate Don’s Life will take place at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington, 519-326-2631 on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brentwood Recovery Home or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Cherished memories or online donations may be shared with the family at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MIZZEN: John Norman, of London

Posted by on February 15, 2014

Mizzen - editedPeacefully at Westmount Gardens on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, in his 97th year.  Beloved husband of Mary Christina (née Graham).  Dear father of Terry Mizzen (Mary Jane) and Janice Mayor (Frederick), all of London.  Cherished grandfather of Michael Mizzen (Kelly), Scott Mizzen (Shari), Leanne Costanza (Joseph), Brent Mizzen (Erica) and David Mizzen (Dianamari Castillo Ruiz).  Loving great grandfather of Brendan, Connor, Kyle, Kayla, Nicole, Caiden and Jacob Mizzen, and Olivia and Natalie Costanza.  Dear brother of Rowena McTague and Nora Hardisty, and brother-in-law of Ruth and Helen.  Predeceased by his parents William and Catherine (Noble), and by brothers Joseph, William, George, Fred, Dr. Clifford and Alfred.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Susan Cameron officiating.  Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MOSES: Harry of London

Posted by on February 14, 2014

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Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, Harry H. Moses of London in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Betty N. (Bendell) Moses (2010). Loving father of Brian Moses and his wife Diane of Lambeth, Larry Moses and his wife Eleanor of Burlington and Robert Moses and his wife Deborah of Birr.  Predeceased by his son Wayne Moses. Cherished grandpa of Colleen Moses-Nagy (Mike), Michael Moses (Gerri), Angela VanBrenk (James), Stephen Moses (Terri Anne), Lindy Marshall (Duncan), Amy Moses, Laura Moses and Christopher Moses and his 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ada McNabb and Charlotte Collins. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his sisters Freda Bourne and Sylvia Young. The family would like to thank the staff 5B South, for their care and compassion.  Friends will be received by the family from 3-6 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Hospital – Veterans Care, 268 Grosvenor Street, London ON  N6A 4V2.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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COLLYER: Donald “Brad” of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2014

COLLYER, Donald “Brad”

Passed away at Leamington District Memorial Hospital on February 11, 2014 at the age of 62. Son of the late Ken (2013) and Muriel (2013) Collyer. Survived by brother Paul (wife Val). Cremation has taken place. A private graveside to take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington, 519-326-2631. Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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STRICKLAND: Ross Huber of London

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Strickland (edited)STRICKLAND, Ross Huber – Of London, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Veterans’ Hospital on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in his 89th year.  He is survived by his loving wife, Doris (nee Bowman), of over 63 years of marriage.  He will be missed by his children Paul (Janice), Martha Chouffot (Jacques), Carol Hemphill (Ron), Mark (Sascha), David (Ann) and Peter (Cathy) and his twelve grandchildren Daniel, Jordan, Pierre & Jean-Luc Chouffot, Jeff (Lila), Michael & Aileen (Blaine) Hemphill, Tessa, Ben, Sarah, Matthew and Adam.  Predeceased by his parents G. Hudson & Marjorie Strickland of Windsor, brothers Robert Thornton and Barry, sister-in-law Isabel Elston and brothers-in-law Bill Elston & Mait Edgar.  Brother-in-law to Mary Edgar, Jim & Shirley Bowman and Louise & Bill Marshall.  He was a longtime member of First St. Andrew’s United Church, a Senator at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, a member of the Western University Senior Alumni Club, a former member and Paul Harris Fellow of Windsor and London Rotary Clubs and current member of the London-Middlesex Kiwanis Club.  While still Vice-President of Ex-Cell-O, Canada, he chaired the 1983 Greater London United Way Campaign.  After his retirement in 1987, he managed the Canadian Tooling Manufacturing Association for several years, chaired the London & District Diabetes Association Campaign and worked as a volunteer with the Federal Tax Department assisting the Community Living London clients.  Special thanks to all of the wonderful people on 5B South, the support staff from the Recreation, Arts, and Physiotherapy departments, various Legion branches, and all of the volunteers who cared so well for him over the past two and a half years at Parkwood.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Tom Hiscock, First St. Andrew’s, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkwood Veteran’s Care Foundation, London-Middlesex Kiwanis Benevolent Endowment Fund or a charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SMITH, Douglas “Doug” Nelson

Posted by on February 14, 2014

SMITH:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, Douglas Nelson Smith, of Courtright, formerly of Turnbulls Grove S., RR 1 Dashwood, age 87.  Beloved husband of the late Cecilia Victoria (Whillians) Smith (1994).  Loved father and father-in-law of Doug and Christine Smith of RR 2 Zurich, Jim and Mary Ann Smith of London, Heather Smith of Angus, Pauline and Dave Turner of Courtright.  Cherished grandpa of Penny Smith, Vicky and Rob Bushey, Stacey and Guy Kirk, Darrin Smith, Laura Coleman, Cassie Smith.  Treasured great-grandpa of Alison Smith-Coleman, Andrew Smith-Cooper and Kaylan Kirk.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of George Smith of Exeter, Evelyn and Ray Gauthier of Prince George, B.C. and Muriel Smith of Exeter.  Predeceased by his parents Nelson and Eva (Geary) Smith and step-brother Bert Dunsmore.  At Doug’s request cremation has taken place and Interment at Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend will take place at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Glen Maddison, Shari Scarpelli and all the staff of the Hospice, they would also like to thank Kim Lumby, Cynthia and Brenda.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RICHEY: Fiona Dorothy of London.

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday 13th February, aged 66. Lovingly remembered by her husband Geoffrey, her children Louise Eichler, Charles Richey, Samantha Uksik and daughter-in-law Laura, son-in-law Trevor, Louise’s partner Roy and her very dearly loved grandchildren Sophie, Julian, Max, Erik and Sebastian. Among Fiona’s many activities in London, Ontario, she was board president of Childreach 1990-1992, an enthusiastic water-colour artist with the Brush and Palette Club, an event organiser with the Bayley Group and outside catering manager with the Auberge Restaurant. Visitation will be at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Tuesday from 6 -9 o’clock.  A Requiem Mass conducted by Rev. Bob Remark will be held at St. George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Wednesday morning February 19, 2014 at 11 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre. www.salthaven.org.

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LATIMER: MARGARET (PEGGY) E.A. (of Kingston, formerly of Chaffey’s Lock)

Posted by on February 13, 2014

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LATIMER ;  MARGARET  (PEGGY)

Margaret (Peggy) Elizabeth Anne Latimer (nee Pierce), born on April 11, 1921 in Joyceville, Ontario died on February 12, 2014 after a long, creative, and courageous life.  Trained as a bacteriologist at Queen’s University, she first worked for Agriculture Canada and then in the private sector.  She married and became a devoted mother and grandmother.  Throughout, she was an avid gardener, nature lover, pet ally, creator of beautiful things and ardent supporter of her causes, friends, and kin. She was predeceased by her husband, William Richard Latimer, her sister Hilda Kidd, her brother Charles Pierce and many friends.  Her children – John (Pierrette) and Catherine (Dwight), her grandchildren – Sarah (Kien) and Amanda (Chris), her nieces and nephews, and her many friends will remember her with love.

A Memorial Service will held in the Chapel of the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin, Ontario on Saturday morning February 22, 2014 at 11 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy for those who wish, may donate to the Nature Conservancy of Canada 400-36 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A1

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NEMESVOLGYI: Frank of London

Posted by on February 13, 2014

NEMESVOLGYI, Frank – Peacefully, at University Hospital, on Thursday, February 13th, 2014, in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of Maria (née Papp) for 64 years.  Loving father of Agnes (David) Reissner and Mary (Daniel) Garbutt.  Devoted grandfather of Erica, Stephanie, Melissa, Danielle and Steven and great grandfather of Taylor, Benjamin, Emma, Aliya, Jack, Antonio, Jackson, Makenna, Austin and Travis.  Frank was a past member of the Hungarian Club of London, was a Hungarian Freedom Fighter in 1956 and a master cabinet maker and carpenter by trade.  Special thanks to Dr. Larry Schmidt, Dr. Nelson Chan, C.C.A.C., Rivera Home Health and the palliative unit at University Hospital for their dedication and support.  The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.   Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DYSON: Joseph of London

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Dyson J (cropped)DYSON, Joseph – Peacefully at Westmount Gardens on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, Mr. Joseph Dyson of London in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Irene (Barnett). Loving father of Mike (Paulette). Forever missed by grandchildren Adam Prettyman (Val), William Prettyman (Ashley), Gerritt Dyson (Shereene), Cody Dyson and Danielle McGill. Also sadly missed by his sister Kit and beloved niece Ann (Roger) Stockwell. Predeceased by his loving daughter Elaine Prettyman. Born in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, England. He was the youngest of five children to George and Norah Dyson. Joe joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 16 and circumnavigated the world before the age of 20. He joined the Canadian Army from 1957-1970 serving with the REME’s and then worked for the City of London until his retirement. Joe was also a member of the St. John’s Lodge. A memorial visitation will be held at Westmount Gardens, 590 Longworth Road, London, on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joe are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HOWEY: Roderick “Rod” George of Dutton

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Howey (183x250)Howey, Roderick  “Rod” George of Dutton, passed away on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), peacefully, in his 63rd year. Dearly loved husband of Gaétane Arbour and dearly loved father of Vanessa DeDecker (Blaine) and Rod Howey. Much loved grandfather of Tyler and Brittani DeDecker and Ashley and Amber Howey. Dear brother of Marilyn Lynch (Charles) and the late Donald “Butch” Howey (2006) and brother-in-law of Carolyn Howey,  Johanne  Arbour, Gérald Arbour and the late Gilles Arbour.  Rod was born in St. Thomas on September 10th, 1951, the son of the late Donald  Raymond Howey (1999) and the late Dorothy (MacDonald) Howey.  Dear son-in-law of the late Armand and Irène Arbour. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. He worked at Ford Motor Company, Talbotville. Rod was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Dialysis Unit at Victoria Hospital, London.

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ROBERTSON: Robert Bruce of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Robert Robertson (165x250)Robertson- Robert Bruce of St. Thomas, with a song in his heart Dad passed away peacefully at Parkwood Veterans Hospital, London to be reunited with his dearly beloved wife Mary (2010) on Wednesday February 12, 2014. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Robertson, born April 18, 1919 in Fettercairin Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada at age nine. He was the last surviving member of his family predeceased by brothers Wallace and William and sisters Irene and Jean. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years Mary (Carron) in 2010 and his cherished daughter Kathy in 1981. Dad was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by his children Roberta Robertson, Beth Spicer (Bob), Tim Robertson, Jane Orosz (Mike) all of St. Thomas and Bob Robertson (Lucy) of Calgary Alberta, Peter Robertson (Debbie) Morinville, Alberta and Sally Walker (Brian) of London. Dearly loved granddad of 17 grandchildren and cherished great granddad of 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law Annette Delanghe of Regina, brother-in-law Ted Carron of Thamesville and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Holy Angels Parish in St. Thomas and former member of Our Lady of Sorrows, Aylmer. He was a member of Legion Branch #41 and former member of Knights of Columbus in Aylmer. He managed and operated the Texaco Bulk Station, north of Aylmer. Dad served in the RCR during WW II 1939- 1945 in UK as a motorcycle dispatch operator and in Italy as a platoon sergeant where he was wounded in action. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church, St. Thomas on  Friday  at  10:00a.m.   Private interment of ashes in Holy Angels Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Angels Restoration Fund. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements. The family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of 3 Kent at the Parkwood Hospital for their devotion and care of Dad.

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HEPBURN-LINCOLN: Mrs. Elsie Rose of Extendicare Nursing Home, Port Stanley

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Lincoln (155x250)Hepburn- Lincoln Mrs. Elsie Rose of Extendicare Nursing Home, Port Stanley, passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at her late residence in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Lincoln (1961) and the late Kenneth Hepburn. Loved mother of Brian (Carol) Lincoln, Barrie (Carol) Lincoln and Keith (Lucy) Lincoln all of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Kim (Steve), Tanya (Joe), Tammi (Alan), Tate, Kevin (Karen), Jeff (Veronica) and is fondly remembered by 13 great grandchildren. Elsie is the special aunt of Hazel (Doug) Jones of London and is survived by several nieces and nephews in England. Elsie was born March 21, 1920 in London, England the daughter of the late Lillian (Hurst) and Horace Shoulder. She was a retired seamstress at the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital, in St. Thomas. The family wish to thank the staff at the Extendicare Home for all of their love and compassion.

A Private Memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be interred in the spring with her late husband Charles at the South Park Cemetery. No visitation. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Elsie.

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JONES: Ruth Lucille (Jolliffe) of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of Dexter,ON

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Jones 001 (3) (169x250)Jones-Ruth Lucille (Jolliffe) of Bobier Villa, Dutton and formerly of Dexter, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, February 10th, 2014,  in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late C. Milton Jones and dearly loved mother of Anne King (Larry) of Leamington, Marian Jones of Dexter, Norma Jones-Eaton ( late Leonard) of Embro and Kenneth Jones (Penny) of Dexter. Loved grandmother of Michael (Tammy), Pamela, Matthew, Amanda, Jason, Becky and Jamie (Alexis) and great grandmother of Ashley, Kayla and Jaclyn.  Dear sister-in-law of Verna Withenshaw of St. Thomas. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by  sisters Helen Fleming, Eva Flanders and Grace Cornish  and brothers Ross and Lorne Jolliffe. Ruth was born in Avon on September 27th, 1923, the daughter of the late Harley and Luella (Row) Jolliffe. She trained as a teacher and taught at Zenda and Dexter Schools and then farmed  most of her life with her husband. She was a member of Dexter United Church, the U.C.W. , was the organist at the Church a number of years and was a former Sunday School Superintendant.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Karl Sievert officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin or the Bobier Villa Recreation Fund.

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PRATT: Gregory “Greg” Donald of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Pratt (188x250)Pratt, Gregory “Greg” Donald of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly, on Monday, February 10th, 2014, at his residence, at the age of 48. Dearly loved husband of Lori (Barratt) Pratt and much loved father of Dylan and Andrew. Cherished son of  the late Douglas Pratt (June 25, 2001) and Rose May  Pratt  and her partner Wouter Manten of St. Thomas.  Loved brother of Donna May Knight (Beaulieu) and her husband Corey of St. Thomas, Gary Beaulieu and his wife Connie and Ruth Pratt and her husband Steve Pattenden of Barrie. Much loved uncle of Shawna, Brennan, Tayler, Tyler, Luc, Nicholas, Owen and great uncle to Hayden. Dear son-in-law of Wanda Barratt of St. Thomas and Al and Daphne Barratt of Abbotsford, B.C. Brother-in-law to Lynn Barratt of St. Thomas and David Barratt and partner Katherine Webber of Chilliwack, B.C. Sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Greg was born in Windsor on February 2, 1966. He lived most of his life in St. Thomas. He was a Master Electrician and worked for Ferguson Fancy Beans and formerly of Ford Motor Company of Talbotville. Greg had a crazy sense of humour which was often evident when he sent out his emails. Greg had a deep love of family and his boys Dylan and Andrew were his life. Lori completed him and his presence will be noticeably missed. Greg’s love of family extended to all his family members as they were all extremely important to him. Greg displayed an extremely strong sense of work ethics and couldn’t sit still as there was always something to do or so he thought. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. Greg was involved in sports his entire life and encouraged his sons to also love sports. He coached and mentored for the Port Stanley Minor Hockey Association and he also played in St. Thomas. He always stayed true to his “Habs”. Along with coaching and playing fastball and softball he developed a love of golf, as well as fishing and swimming in his leisure. Greg would love to have family and friends over and always entertained with a game of horseshoes or volleyball and while he always kept it friendly he could be very competitive.  He was a member of the C.A.W. and a certified Journeyman Electrician (C&M). He was a regular blood donor. Greg was an amazing man, who will be missed by all.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to an Education Fund for Dylan and Andrew or the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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BERDAN, Gladys May (Alexander) of Exeter

Posted by on February 12, 2014

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 of Exeter in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Hugh Berdan (2004).  Dear mother of Kirby and Clara Berdan of Exeter.  Dear step-grandmother of Jamie Benson of Ottawa and Jackie Benson of Saskatchewan, and step-great-grandmother of Branden, Jordan and Madison.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Saturday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm,  prior to the complete funeral service, which will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 1 PM with Bob Heywood officiating.  Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family.

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