EMKE, Vernon of Chesley

Posted by on February 25, 2013

Emke, VernVernon E. Emke, former funeral director in Chesley, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in his 91st year.

Beloved husband and best friend of Beatrice Lenore Emke for 68 years. Dear father of Marlowe (Mary) Emke of Walkerton, Lynne (Bob) Hammond of London, Carol (Rod) Calhoun of Swallwell, Alberta, Leverne (Larry) Misch of Port Elgin and Heather (Rick) Grypstra of London. Vern will be fondly remembered by his son-in-law Leonard Calhoun (Pat Boyd) of Hanover and his only sister Glenna Maurer of Pickering. He will be sadly missed by his twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Vern was predeceased by his eldest daughter Eloise Calhoun (2004), brother-in-law Bert Maurer (2002) and his parents, Wesley and Gertrude (Krause) Emke.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating Vern’s life will be held at Geneva Presbyterian Church, Chesley on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Visiting and fellowship will follow the service in the church hall. Inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Geneva Presbyterian Church or Brucelea Haven Residents Council would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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BROERE: Willy of London

Posted by on February 25, 2013

24107 BroereBROERE, Willy….

Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, Willempje “Willy” (Bouwmeester) Broere in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of John Broere for 65 years.  Cherished mother of Rick Broere (Linda), Henry Broere (Sandra), Betty Jackson (Keith) and John Broere (Gillian).  Loving Oma of Trina, Andrew, Adam, Lisa, Nikki, Sunny, Michelle, Jen, Michael, Jason, Jeff, Shannon, Jamie, Roly and great-Oma of 15.  Dear sister of Grietje van Almenkerk (the late Jan), Maartje van den Berge (Cor), Maria Sijens (the late Linze), Elizabeth Bouwmeester (Marinus), Pam van Wijk (the late Albert),  Jan Bouwmeester (Annie), Nellie Arends (Siebren), Annie Heyblom (Joep) and Ed Bouwmeester (Rita). Predeceased by her brother Aart Bouwmeester, her sisters Riek van der Elst (Jan) and Lenie van Asch (the late Gerrit).  Also missed by many nieces and nephews.  Willy enjoyed knitting, painting and gardening.  She was a very kind and generous person.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 11-1pm at Dutch Canadian Society Hall, 1738 Gore Road, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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KUTAS: Agnes of London

Posted by on February 25, 2013

24106 KutasKUTAS, Agnes….

At University Hospital, London, on Saturday, February 23, 2013, Agnes (Ladanyi) Kutas in her 77th year.  Beloved wife of William (Bill) Kutas. Dear mother of Steven and Bob, both of Wallacetown.  Dear grandmother of Alex, Ben, Aubrey, Meg and Adrianna Kutas.  Dear cousin of George and wife Ari of Willmington, Delaware and other extended families and friends. Also missed by special friends Hanna, Carina and Peter, Odette, Gill and Judy, Maria (Dr. Teglas) was Agi’s longest (50 + years) friend and her kindred spirit.  Agi’s family in Hungary, Barko, Eva and Judith will never forget Agineni!  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial gathering will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home – Reception Centre (located on the south east corner of parking lot), 60 Ridout Street South, London on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 2-4 pm.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London ON  N6B 3H8.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com  (A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184)

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COAD: Gary Stewart of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Coad, Gary Stewart of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, in his 59th year. Dearly loved husband of Elsie (Koolen) Coad and much loved father of Steve Coad and his wife Shanna of St. Thomas and Lisa Hassan and her husband Nor of Belmont. Loved grandfather of Gregory and Lexi Coad and Zachary and Naomi Hassan. Dear brother of Patricia Erdodi (Al) of St. Thomas and Donna Carruthers (David) of Appin. Dear son-in-law of Nellie Koolen (late Henry) of Sparta and brother-in-law of Peter Koolen (Gayle) of Aylmer, Paula Laemers (Frank) of Port Stanley and Henry Koolen of Sparta. Sadly missed by a number of aunts, cousins and nieces and nephews and friends. Gary was born in London, on July 10th, 1954, the son of the late Stewart and Elizabeth (Marko) Coad. After working at Canadian Timken he founded Coad Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. Which is now owned and operated by his son Steve. He then worked as a fuels safety inspector of TSSA (technical standards safety authority). Gary was a past volunteer fire fighter for the Yarmouth Fire Department #2 and past councilor for Yarmouth Township. He was a member of St. Anne’s Church.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church, Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private entombment of ashes in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the London Health Sciences Center (Critical Care Trauma Centre) or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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GOODE: Robert “John” of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Goode, Robert “John” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), in his 74th year. Dearly loved partner of Margaret Mayer and loved father of Duane Goode (Kim), Rick Goode (Kathy), all of St. Thomas, Wendy Hodges (Scott) of Australia and Johnathan Mayer of St. Thomas. Dearly love grandfather of Jeremy, Myles, Katie, Matthew and Gregory and great grandfather of Laine and Leah. Dear brother of June Fordham of Saskatchewan. Predeceased by a daughter Debra Lyn.John was born in London, Ontario on May 5th, 1939, the son of the late George R. and Marguerite Pearl (Temple) Goode. He was retired from Talbot Mercury. John enjoyed classic cars and antique car shows.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Leukemia Research or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

 

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JOHNSTON: Bruce James of Caressant Care Nursing Home, St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Johnston, Bruce James of Caressant Care Nursing Home, St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, February 21st, 2013, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 72nd year. Dear brother of Paul Johnston of Ottawa and Diana Bruggeman of Strathroy. Bruce was born in St. Thomas on December 20th, 1941 the son of the late Harry Johnston and Ruby (Hillman) Leliwa.

A private family service will be held with interment of ashes in Rodney Cemetery with his mother. Donations may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

 

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BARNHARD: Irene of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Barnhard, Irene of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, February 21st, 2013, at her late residence, in her 63rd year. Dearly loved mother of Sarah Ann Coleman (Carl) and Jason Stamos (Angela), all of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Kaydie, Derek, Courtney, Craig, Jordan, Mike, Tala and Alyssa. Dear sister of Ronald Barnhard (Carol) of Tecumseh, Ruth Barnhard (David) of London and the late Melvin Barnhard and his wife Charlotte of Florence. Dear aunt of Jennifer, Jonathon and Aaron Barnhard and Laura Wall. Irene was born in Chatham on September 10th, 1950, the daughter of the late Clinton and Beulah (McKenzie) Barnhard.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A private family service to follow. Cremation has taken place, with her ashes to be placed with her parents in Owen Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Mental Health.

 

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

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

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

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

 

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MCLEAN: Bernice Moore McQuade of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

 

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

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Rev. Thomas Melville Watson (1920-2013)

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

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

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

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DeSCHUTTER: Margaret (nee Bedard) of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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LUKER: Harold John of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

LUKER – HAROLD JOHN

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

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

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ST. AMAND: “Gaston” Armand of Port Stanley

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

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PAYNE: Robert George of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

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REGAN: Judith Margaret of Extendicare, Port Stanley

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

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VEBEEK: Carl of St. Thomas

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

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

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Rowlinson: Elizabeth “Betty” of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 

102 N. Victoria St. 

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9 

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Tobin: Marlene of Sarnia

Posted by on February 24, 2013

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

 

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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

Posted by on February 23, 2013

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

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MANNEKE: Marlene June of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

 

 

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

 

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

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SCHMID: Edward J. of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

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

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

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

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DE VET: Gary John of Kerwood, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2013

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

 

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

 

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

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VanTRIGT: Mary of Strathroy formerly of Seaforth

Posted by on February 22, 2013

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

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

Posted by on February 21, 2013

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

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

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