CONEYBEARE: Nelson Hamlyn of Arva

Posted by on June 12, 2016

Style 51 4X6-W150At LHSC – University Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2016, of Arva, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Betty (McNaughton) Coneybeare for 68 years. Dear father of Jim and Lori Coneybeare of Parkhill and Wendy Coneybeare of Cornwall.  Grandfather of Sarah and Amanda, great-grandfather of Sam and step-grandfather of Tyler and Angela Mitchell of Parkhill.  Survived by his sister Ella Capes and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday, June 14th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, where the funeral service will be held at 11AM with Rev. Janet Fradette officiating. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Arva.  Donations to the Arva United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SWINNEN, Frank Edward of London

Posted by on June 11, 2016


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– Passed unexpectedly on Friday, June 10th, 2016 in his 87th year.  Predeceased by his wife Gloria (nee Lutz).  Beloved father of Carol Ann Swinnen (Matthew Wladyka) and Ted Swinnen.  Cherished grandfather of Lauren Gogol (Tim Currie), Melanie Gogol (Patrick McGuinness) and Elizabeth Gogol (Marty Tenk).  Loving great-grandfather to Connor, Jack and Kent.  Survived by his dear sister Josepha DiRado (George).  Frank was a long time London lawyer and he also proudly served as a Judge in London as well as Honorary Belgian Consul.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Frank are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.  For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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KESTLE, Ronald Alton of London

Posted by on June 11, 2016


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KESTLE, Ronald Alton – Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Friday, June 10th, 2016, with his family gathered at his bedside, Ronald Alton Kestle of London in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of 51 years to Mary Ann (McMurchy).  Loving father of Steve (Charlene McNair), Tracy Vouvalidis (Gus) and Lori Delgado (Tony).  Beloved Papa of Delaney Kestle.  Missed by his siblings Gary, Faye McGinnis (Bill) and Bryan (Judy).  Predeceased by his sister-in-law Betty Anne.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Ron retired in 1998 after a lengthy career at the LCBO warehouse. 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, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.   Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ronald are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VAN BELLE: Linda of Exeter and formerly of Huron Park

Posted by on June 11, 2016

carnations-W300Suddenly at LHSC – University Hospital, London on Friday, June 10th of Exeter and formerly of Huron Park in her 68th year.  Loving spouse of Bryan Lotz.  Dear mother of Mike and Dawn Smith of London, Jim and Lisa Smith of London, Tina and Mike Cameron of St. Thomas, and Billy Smith of Strathroy. Beloved grandmother of 7.  Dear sister of Ruth of Wasaga Beach and Ken of Glencoe.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the OSPCA or the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ORGAN: Gloria (nee Cameron), of London, ON, formerly of St. Thomas and Etobicoke

Posted by on June 10, 2016

ORGAN, Gloria (nee Cameron), of London, ON, formerly of St. Thomas and Etobicoke, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in her 75th year.  Beloved wife for over 52 years to Harold Organ.  Dearly loved mother of Timothy Organ (Michelene Sutherland), and Matthew Organ, and proud grandmother of Sarah Organ and Liam Organ, all of London.  Also fondly remembered by Tara Organ of London, as well as by many cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 29, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Jean (nee Dolphin) Cameron.  Gloria was an active advocate and volunteer, and remained strong to her faith throughout her life.  A private funeral service was held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Following cremation, interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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MCLEOD: Ronald, John of Strathroy

Posted by on June 10, 2016

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“Our guardian in life is now our guardian angel” It is with heavy hearts the family of Ronald McLeod announce his peaceful passing surrounded by his loving family in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Jean McLeod for 58 special years. Proud Dad of Daryl (Belinda) McLeod, Kate (Ron) Tyler, and Lisa (Bill) Seeley. Cherished Papa of Megan, Tara, Alex, Sean, Sarah, Stephanie, Jennifer (Ryan), Cameron (Shanlea), Laura (Matt), Craig, and Aleigha (Scottie). “Other Papa” of Mackenzie, Austin, Brody, Cooper, Weston, Laikyn, Parker, and Rowan.  Survived by his siblings Sharon Lapointe and Dale Whitelaw. Predeceased by his mother Christena Pearl, his brother Robert Whitelaw and special nephew Bobby Whitelaw. Ron will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ron’s legacy is his endless caring and accepting personality for anyone who needed support or a shoulder to lean on. A celebration to begin at 1p.m on June 26th, 2016 at Trillium Village, Strathroy with a memorial service to follow at 2p.m. A special thank you to those who assisted in his journey. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S of STRATHROY.

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LILLEY, Patricia of R.R. 1 Dutton ON

Posted by on June 10, 2016

At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Thursday, June 9, 2016 Patricia Carol Lilley of R.R. 1 Dutton passed away in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Don Lilley. Dear mother of Donald, John (Lori), Tammy, Mike (Ann Marie), Tim (Karen), Clint (Lee-Ann). Loved by her 15 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by her great- grandson Dawson Carter Lilley. Dear sister of Marjorie Corsaut, Emerson (Mary) DeGraw, Joseph DeGraw, Rose Paton, Jim DeGraw, Audrey McCann and Russell DeGraw. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place and Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Make a Wish Foundation.
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SAMWORTH: George of London

Posted by on June 10, 2016

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Peacefully in his sleep at Parkwood Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, George T. Samworth in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (Boa) Samworth (2014). Loving father of Susan Foster (Donald Noble) of Thamesford, Peggy Samworth (Dan Rammage) of Brunner, Nelson Samworth (Susan) of Bayfield and Tom Samworth (Angie Rice) of Orangeville. Proud grandfather to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kaye Tucker (the late George) and Jean Fontaine (Maurice). Also missed by his nieces and nephews. George was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533. He was a proud Legion member for 70 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkwood Hospital – Western Counties Wing for their kind care and support.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of George’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1-3pm. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Institute – Veterans Care, Main Building Room B2-147, 550 Wellington Road, London ON N6C 0A7. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HOPKINS: Meryl “Ann” (née Freeman) of London

Posted by on June 10, 2016

HOPKINS, Meryl “Ann” (née Freeman) – Peacefully and surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 in her 72nd year. Cherished wife of Jim Hopkins for 50 years. Loving mother of Marilyn Henry (Mike) and Michael Hopkins (Monika Milek-Hopkins). Dear grandmother of Erica Henry, Andrew Hopkins, Ruby Hopkins and Jasper Hopkins. Survived by sisters Nancy de la Mothe, Margaret Wynia and Gwen Freeman. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ann are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or the Air Cadet League of Canada – Ontario Provincial Committee. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Briand, Marcel of Dutton

Posted by on June 9, 2016

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At the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday June 9, 2016 Marcel William Briand of Dutton in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Simonne {Seys] Briand of Dutton. Loving father of Nichol [Cory Waite] of Dutton, Shane [Stephanie] of Toronto, Devon [Ashley] of Dutton, Corey [Jessica] of Dutton. Much loved Grandpa of Ainslee, and two expected grandchildren. Brother of Richard of London, George [Leone] of Windsor. Son-in-law of Fred and Christina Seys of Windsor. Brother-in-law of Kathryn [John ] Souilliere of Windsor. In keeping with Marcel’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation. Donations to the West Elgin Daffodil Society- Cancer would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton, 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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MOUNTENAY: James of Exeter

Posted by on June 9, 2016

Mountenay, James-W300Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, June 6, 2016, of Exeter in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Vera (Foster) Mountenay for 64 years.  Caring father of his children Anthony and Debbie Mountenay of Edmonton, Christine and Marty Colfer of Vaughan, and Eugene Mountenay and Sylvia Wood of Parkhill. Much loved grandfather of Joe Mountenay of Dartmouth, Chris and Melissa Mountenay of Eastern Passage, Charmaine and Steve Cummings of Mesa, Craig Harrison of Calgary, Sara Colfer of Toronto, Dan Colfer of Toronto, and Scott Mountenay of London; and missed by his grand-dog and idol Wrigley.  Great-grandfather to Tennille, Levi, Haleigh, Austin, Ella, Luke, Ashly, Justin, Tyler, and Jamie.  Brother of Russell Mountenay; and brother-in-law of Jean Mountenay, Viola Gilchrist, Shirley and Mel Woodman, and Dalhsie Duquette.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews who fondly remember him as Uncle Casey. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Amie, sisters Vylda and Ruth, brother Raymond, and in-laws Thomas and Jessie Foster, Fred, Arnold, Tom, and Eb Foster, Margaret Valiquette, Roy Gilchrist, and Joe Duquette.

Jim was born in Tillsonburg, but moved to Nova Scotia to join the Navy where he served for 26 years.  He met Vera while in the Navy and eventually settled on Ross Road in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia for many years.  They moved to Exeter in 1974.  Jim had a real love of airplanes and dining out, and he will be missed by those many airplane buddies and the frequently visited local restaurants.

Per Jim’s wishes, cremation has take place.  A private family celebration of Jim’s life will be held.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation, or the Asthma Society 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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ANDERSON: Stan “Gabby” of London

Posted by on June 8, 2016

Anderson (LFP)ANDERSON, Stan “Gabby” – Peacefully and with family by his side at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Lorrie Anderson for 57 years. Loving father of Jeff Anderson (Ann), Richard Anderson (Janisse Handsor), Lisa Anderson (Michele Paddon), Brenda Clifton (Herbert) and Sandra Firth (Kevin). Predeceased by two children in infancy. Dear grandfather of Wa-Reen, Kristina (Chris), Tim, Da-Rell, Brett, Jared and Jadyn and great-grandfather of Keijhan and Chase. Survived by sister Lillian and brother Gerry (Leonore). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gabby joined the London Majors under the late Frank Colman in 1957. He became a fixture in right field for the next decade, winning the Intercounty batting title in 1960 with a .391 average, was MVP in 1959, twice led the IBL in doubles, once each in home runs and runs batted in and was a six-time first team league all-star. Visitation will be held on Monday 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 Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gabby are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

 An article written by Stephen Harding

(http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/profile_anderson_stan.html)

He was born Stanley Robert Anderson in Detroit Michigan, but everybody in baseball calls the hard hitting centre fielder “Gabby”.

His family came to London in 1930 when he was three months old. The Andersons’ lived on Glenwood Ave. in London East where Gabby was the oldest of 6 boys. He attended elementary school at Ealing, and high school at Beal Tech.

Gabby described growing up in the Hamilton Road area:

“We were friends, we all knew who we were. We had to go out and make our own fun. We swam in the river and played football. I belonged to an east end gang. We might find some one from Chelsea Green in our territory, so we would march them back to Egerton St. It was a friendly rivalry, no body got hurt.”

Gabby’s father and uncle played on a Negro League team representing the Hotel London in the 1930’s. “All my family played baseball coming up. As a 4 & 5 year old kid I took batting practice with the Hotel London team.” Stan played organized ball in the PUC playground system at St. Julien Park and junior baseball in the London Majors’ system. A highlight for Stan was being on the bench at Labatt Park when the Majors won the North American Sandlot Baseball Championship in 1948. “We all knew that it was quite a team. You could learn a lot of baseball from those guys, just being there.”

From 1950 Gabby played pro ball in the Pony League with Olean N. Y. and Peoria Illinois for a total of 5 years. His career was interrupted for service in the US Army. Gabby has good memories of playing in the States: “The racial stuff was just about gone by then. I never went through that.”

Gabby joined the London Majors in 1957. Frank Colman, another east ender, owned and managed the team with his brother Jack. “Everybody in London wanted to play for the Majors, it was the highest level of competition.” In 1963, after various changes of ownership, the team was with-out a sponsor, so the players took over. “I got together with 4 or 5 other guys, called the League and said that we were in. I managed the club in ‘63, Tommy Burgess managed in ‘64 & ‘65, then Russ Evon in 1966.” In his ten years with Majors, Gabby was the league batting champ twice and made the all-star roster eight times. Gabby helped to establish Eager Beaver Baseball and served on the EBBA executive in the 1960s’.

Gabby is a regular attendee at London Sports Old Timers events. “When you retire it is the time to get together and share camaraderie. Some of the fellows were just names to me in my playing days. Now I have the chance to really get to know them….. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t change a thing. I had a lot of fun.”

“Stan was always very quiet, he never said much.” relates team mate Dan “Uncle Buck” Mendham who played 3rd base for the Majors.

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COATES: Elva of London

Posted by on June 7, 2016

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Peacefully in her 80th year at University Hospital, London, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 with her family at her side, Elva was taken into the arms of her Lord. This followed a prolonged journey with Alzheimer’s Disease and more recently with Acute Leukemia. Elva was a dedicated member of Byron United Church as a follower of Jesus Christ.  She was a nurse, member of the Sunningdale Golf Club, accomplished quilter, lover of music and a most devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend to many. Survived by her husband Dr. Robert, her children and grandchildren Kelly and Kevin Buckley (Kelsie, Kira, Kayla) of Elmira, ON; Robert A. and Debra (Jasmine, Alex, Spencer) of London, ON; Stephen and Nicole (Lily, Simon, Charlotte, Zachary) of Toronto, ON. Elva was blessed with a large family and is survived by Charles Corbett (the late Elizabeth) of Exeter, ON; Marguerite McRoberts (the late Ross) of Lucan, ON; Don and Lenore Young of Waterloo, ON; Doris Hodgins (the late Don) of Lucan, ON; James and Florence Young of Strathroy, ON; Jack and Sandra Young of Gravenhurst, ON; and, by Elizabeth Coates (the late Ken) and Merv Hicks of Wellington-on-the-Lake, ON; Don and Lois Coates of Forest, ON; Paul and Therese Coates of London, ON; and sister-in-law Gay Coates of Ancaster, ON; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Elva was predeceased by her parents James Alexander and Isobel (Wightman) Young and her brother Forrest Young.  The family would like to thank the staff on the 10th floor Palliative Care Team at University Hospital, for their dedication, compassion and understanding. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11am at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Road in London, ON N6K 2K5, with Reverend Gregory Brawn officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages friends to consider a donation to the Byron United Church – Memorial and Honour Fund, Alzheimer’s Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON N5X 2T1 or charity of choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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REBER, Barbara Diane (Corkum) (Velianou) of Dashwood, formerly of Mississauga, age 72

Posted by on June 7, 2016

REBER, Barbara - OvalREBER:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at L.H.S.C. – Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, June 6, 2016, Barbara D. (Corkum) (Velianou) Reber of Dashwood formerly of Mississauga, age 72.  Beloved wife of the late John George Reber (May 14, 2016).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kim and Mike Ryckman of Dashwood, Kevin and Alyson Velianou of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Rebecca Ryckman, Curtis Ryckman and Cassandra Shaddock, Kyle Ryckman, Nicholas Velianou and great-grandson Dominic Ryckman.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Maxine and Clyde Nauss, John Corkum, Parker Corkum, Don Reber and Joyce Reber.  Barbara will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Fondly remembered by Cecilia, Sally and many other dear friends.  Remembered by John’s children. Predeceased by her parents Maxwell and Rubie (Cross) Corkum.  At Barbara’s request, cremation has taken place, with visitation at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Dandy Walker Alliance or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Doctors and Staff at L.H.S.C. – Victoria Hosptial – C.C.T.U. for their care for mom.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WOOD, Doreen A. (Stevens) of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on June 7, 2016

WOOD, DoreenWOOD:  Peacefully, at her residence in Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, on Monday, June 6, 2016, Doreen (Stevens) Wood, age 84.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Wood (2012).  Loved mother of Yvette Brown of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Matthew James and Lisa Rosenow of Riverview, NB., Kirsty Louise and Adam Rosenow of Toronto, Nikki-Marie Brown of Toronto.  Treasured great-grandma of Sebastien, Oliver, Harriet, Ivy, Dayden and Coen Rosenow.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lily (Steele) Stevens, sister Patricia, brothers Graham and Robert.  At Doreen’s request, cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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DATARS, Howard Edward of Dashwood, age 89

Posted by on June 7, 2016

Datars, HowardDATARS, Howard E.; Peacefully, surrounded by his family at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Howard Edward Datars, of Dashwood, passed away on June 6, 2016 in his 90th year.  Loving husband for over 60 years to V. Elaine (Becker) Datars.  Much loved and respected father of Peter and Irene Datars, Elizabeth Datars Shkolnik and Naum Shkolnik and Sandra Datars Bere and John Bere.  Supportive and proud grandfather of Aaron and Shannon Datars, Sam and Julie Datars and Caleb Bere.  Devoted great-grandpa to Hayden, Parker and Griffin.  Dear brother of Marguerite Luther and treasured brother-in-law to Doreen Daters, Betty Datars, Claire Deichert, Bill and Nancy Becker, Barbara Bucholtz, Eleanor Webb, Jim and Diane Becker, Carol Irwin, Bob and Bonnie Becker, Chuck and Nancy Becker, Iris and Mike Gravel, John and Mary Becker, Randy and Marion Becker and Marty and Julie Becker.  Cherished “Uncle Howard” to many nieces and nephews across three generations in the Datars, Daters and Becker families. Howard is predeceased by his parents Elmore and Laura (Schumacher) Daters, his brothers, Eldon Daters and Earl Datars, Elaine’s parents, Valentine and Verna (Oke) Becker, his brothers-in-law Lorne Luther, Leslie Bucholtz and Peter Irwin, sister-in-law Margaret Deichert and nephews Jay Becker, Bill Daters and David Daters.  Although farming was his passion, including on the family farm, Locwood, where he and Elaine worked together for over 60 years and still lived, Howard was foremostly a family man, devoted to his wife and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, both those born to him and those who became his remarkable and committed extended family. Howard was active in his community, serving his church, Zion Lutheran Church, in many capacities and being a committed board member to organizations including Hay Mutual Fire Insurance Company, South Huron Hospital and Blue Water Rest Home.  His dedication to proper farming husbandry and his desire for leadership led him to work for many years with the International Plowing Match Committee and the Huron County Soil and Crop Association.  Howard was a man of quiet but remarkable faith, few but important words, unbelievable talent, great wit and unconditional love.  Visitation for Howard’s family and friends will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Main Street, Dashwood, Ontario on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service celebrating Howard’s life will be conducted at Zion Lutheran Church, at 148 Frederick Street, Dashwood on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend John E. Trembulak, III officiating.  Interment in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Howard’s honour may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or the South Huron Hospital Foundation.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HOOVER, Elizabeth Agnes (nee Todd)

HOOVER, ELIZABETH, AGNES – On Monday, June 6, 2016, Elizabeth (Betty) Hoover peacefully passed away surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved wife of Robert Hoover. Loving mother of Lynda Tighe (Daniel), Point Edward, Leslie Hoover (Sonia), Sarnia, Diane De Block (John), London, and Mary Catherine Scott (Brian), London. Cherished grandmother of Andrea Pole (Rob) and (the late Dan Patterson), Todd Hoover (Audrey), Krista Chicoine (Mike), Sandra Gerber (Chris), Karen Dennis, Cheryl Carroll (Mike), Shannon Gregory (Chris), Courtney De Block, Jennifer Scott (Nick), Rachelle (Shelley) Tighe (deceased), and great-grandmother of eighteen. Betty is predeceased by her parents Robert & Agnes Todd and brother Gordon Todd. Betty was a life-member of Delta Chi Sigma Sorority, long time member of I.O.D.E., and an active member of Grace United Church. She was an avid bridge player and a world traveller. Cremation has taken place. Betty’s family invites all friends to a funeral service at Grace United Church, Sarnia on Friday, June 10 at 11 a.m. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 6Y5; St. Joseph Hospice of Sarnia Lambton, 475 Christina Street North Sarnia, Ontario N7T 5W3; or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 4Y1. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Elizabeth Hoover in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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DUNCAN: Jacquie (Currie) of Birr

Posted by on June 6, 2016

Duncan, Jacquie-W300At LHSC – University Hospital, London, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Duncan of Birr.   Cherished mother of Richard & Pat McCullough (London), Geoff & Diane McCullough (Erin), step-mother of Brenda & Don Culbert (Strathroy).  Proud Grandma of Scott McCullough, Barry McCullough (Diana), step-grandmother of Jeff  Scarrow (Melissa) & Pam Scarrow.  Predeceased by step-son Wayne Duncan. There will be a private service for the immediate family.

Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Jacquie’s life, which will take place on Sunday, June 26th from 1pm – 4pm at the Ilderton Community Centre, 13168 Ilderton Road, Ilderton.  Words of remembrance will be expressed at 3:30 PM.

Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (www.haskettfh.com) entrusted with arrangements.

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SEEGELKEN: Marga Ingeborg (Mutzke) of RR 2 Denfield

Posted by on June 6, 2016

Seegelken, Marga Picture-W300Peacefully, at her daughter’s home, near Glencoe, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, of RR 2 Denfield, in her 81st year.  Beloved wife of the late Werner Seegelken (2003).  Dedicated mother of Werner Seegelken (Sheilagh Bond) of RR 2 Denfield, and Antje Giles (Jeff) of RR 3 Glencoe.  Loving Oma to Jeremy (Jocelyne), Amber (Kevin), Jonathan, Alyssa, Amy; and great-grandmother to William and Alexandra.  Sadly missed by her sister Christa (Dieter), brothers Klaus (Edeltraud), Horst (Nelly), and Gerd (Gitta) in Germany, brothers-in-law Peter and Heiko, sisters-in-law Erika, and Julia; and nieces and nephews Ettje, Ute, Heike, Heiko, Ingo, Gundula, Ina, Wulf, Rudiger, Daniela, and Maren.  Loved greatly by family friends Jean Lewington, and Willy Wittke.  Predeceased by her grandchildren April Giles (2011), and Joseph Giles (2004), and sister Gerda (2006).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 11 AM with Pastor Dawn Hill officiating.  Interment Carlisle Cemetery, North Middlesex.

Donations to Carlisle United Church, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Campbell: David of Dutton

Posted by on June 6, 2016

IMG_5893Suddenly on Friday June 3, . David Campbell of London and formerly of Dutton in his 61st. year. Loving father of Nicole and Jacqueline Campbell both of London. Beloved son of Verna Campbell of Dutton and the late Ross Campbell. Dear brother of Carol and Dominick Cuzzocrea of Toronto, Tim and Yvonne Campbell of Smith Falls Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Heather and brother Dan. A Celebration of Dave’s Life Service will be held on Sunday June 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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NELLES: Brooke Charles Lionel, of London

Posted by on June 6, 2016

Nelles (edited)Quietly in his sleep on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at Victoria Hospital in his 66th year. He left us as he lived:  with peace and dignity. Beloved son of the late Mary and Archdeacon Lionel Nelles. Cherished brother of Dr. Ruth Nelles Fink (Paul). Loving uncle to Ashley Carra (Daniel) and Thomas Fink. Proud great-uncle to Emma Carra. His loss is also mourned by his forever friend, Donna Lamb-Gunness and his step-daughters Catharine Veinot (Sam) and Brittany Veinot (Dave). Predeceased by his niece Mary Claire Fink. Brooke was a Master bridge player, a veteran of many North American bridge tournaments and contributed greatly to the London bridge community, as well as the ‘London Bridge Centre’. The family would like to thank the entire Oncology Department at London Health Sciences Centre, especially Dr. Winquist and staff for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brooke’s memory may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada or St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church.

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Longpre: Serge

Posted by on June 5, 2016

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A resident of Leamington , Serge Longpre passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 with his loving family at his side at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital at the age of 63. He was born in Ottawa and was the son of the late Rosario and Anita Longpre. Loving husband of Jayne Longpre for 15 years. Dear father of Philippe Longpre (Lindsay), Anne-Marie Longpre, Sherry Wiper (Dave), Laurie Mastronardi (Paolo), Kevin Gale (Shelly). Proud grandfather to Katrina (Kyle), Ryan (Renee), Kaitlyn, Kanaan, Jillian, Sienna, Xavier, Evangeline and Chloe. Dear brother to Michel (Nicole), Claude, Gilles (Sandy), Daniel (Christine) and Francois. Serge will also be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519 326-2631) on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Serge’s life will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to honour Serge’s life can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Erie Shores Hospice and would be appreciated by the family. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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MARRIOTT: Helena Josphine “Lena” of Strathroy

Posted by on June 5, 2016

2016-06-04_18.13.52Marriott: Helena “Lena” (nee Couckuyt)

Peacefully passed away at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, June 4th, 2016; Lena Josephine Marriott of Strathroy, Ontario in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Vernon Marriott (1998). Loving mother of Joseph (Helen) Marriott of Roslin, Betty Baechler of Strathroy, Linda Corrigan of Chatham, Patricia Phaneuf (Shane Coleman) of Strathroy and Janet (Adrian) Prelaz of Chatham. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her parents Celina and Joseph Couckuyt, 3 brothers Eugene, Mike and Cyril Couckuyt, 1 grandson and 2 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place at DENNING’S on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca

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MITCHELL: Joan of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on June 5, 2016

Peacefully passed at LHSC-University Campus on June 4th, 2016, Joan Mitchell of Ailsa Craig in her 79th year.  Dear wife of the late Ron Mitchell (2006).  Loving mother of Wayne (Jennifer), Dennis and Michael (Sue).  Cherished Grandma of Cameron, Katelyn, Tyler, Angela, Julie, Megan & Nicole.  Survived by her great-grandchildren Jacks, Oliver & Avery.

Predeceased by her parents Wellwood and Alice Gill and her siblings Colleen and Morgan.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG on Tuesday June 7th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday June 8th, 2016 at 11 a.m.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

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BURDICK: Norma Elizabeth “Beth” (nee Hamacher) (McIntyre) of Strathroy

Posted by on June 4, 2016

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital peacefully with family by her side on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 Beth Burdick in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Gary and Vivian McIntyre, Gail Parsons, Norm and Barbara McIntyre, Marsha and Brian Davidson and John and Sharon McIntyre. Predeceased by her husbands Morris McIntyre (1975), Stan Burdick (1985) and her son Robert (1974). She was the loving Gramma of 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Carolyn Jamieson. Beth attended First Lobo Baptist Church for many decades.

A Celebration of Life will be held at First Lobo Baptist Church on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.

 

Love is patient and is kind.

Love is not jealous or boastful or full of pride.

Love does not act inappropriately or rudely and does not want its own way.

Love is not irritable or easily provoked and lets things go when wronged.

Love is not glad when wrong things are done but has joy in truth and goodness.

Love never gives up through all things, keeps believing through all things, stays hopeful through all things and endures all things.

Love lasts forever.

 

A Prayer to our Father (Hebrew) Matthew

Our Father in heaven

May your name be sanctified

May your kingdom be blessed

Your will shall be done in heaven and on earth

Give us our bread continually

Forgive us the debt of our sins as we forgive the debt of those who sin against us

Do not bring us into the hands of a test

Protect us from all evil. Amen

 

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