McGARVEY, Marie of Belleville

Posted by on August 18, 2017

McGarvey, Marie – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie McGarvey (nee Rowan). She slipped peacefully and silently into the loving arms of her late husband, Tony McGarvey (1997) on Monday August 14th, 2017 in Belleville in her 78th year. Loving mother to Tony & Elizabeth McGarvey, Angela and Dave McGauley, Breda and Steve Blazevic and John and Renée McGarvey. Beloved by her twelve grandchildren who brought her immense joy and pride, Conor, Emma & Rory McGarvey, Errigal, Mac & Rowan McGauley, Sophia, Iliana, Adria & Evangeline Blazevic and Ryan and Jocelyn McGarvey. She will be greatly missed by all her friends, especially her dearest friend and companion Larry Reilly.  Marie was loved by her siblings, Birdie, Helen and J. J. (deceased), and Eamon, Theresa and Kay and their families. She cherished the time she was able to spend with them after her emigration from Ireland in 1967 with her husband and young son, Tony Jr.  Marie celebrated her fiftieth year in Belleville this summer and was proud of the life she and Tony Sr. built for their family in Canada.  The family is forever grateful to all her wonderful friends for all their support and help over the years, especially Margaret, Jane, Beth, Wilma and Maureen.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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BYRNE: George Raymond of Marmora Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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George (Geordie) Raymond Byrne –
Early on the morning of June 23, 2017, we all said goodbye to our beloved Dad, Papa, Great Papa and Uncle at Campbellford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He is predeceased by wife Audrey ‘Karen ‘ Byrne and brother Donnie Byrne. He is survived by his children Terry (Darlene), Vicky (George), Greg (Jane Anne), Clarrie (Cindy) and Angela (Larry). He is also survived by 2 brothers and 5 sisters,10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He brought us all much love and happiness and will be missed so much.
There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Rest now and in peace Dad, we love you.
He had asked for no service so we will have his celebration of life on July 29TH 2017 at Marmora Legion Hall from 2-6 p.m.

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BURTON: Calvin of Puslinch, Ontario Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Calvin David Burton
May 31, 1938 – July 05, 2017

Calvin passed peacefully away at home in the arms of his lifetime love, soul mate, and wife amid the warmth and love of their family.

Calvin was born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, and found love within his family at day one; the same love he shared with all that knew him over the next seventy-nine years. His passion for woodworking, his unwavering optimism and love for nature were an inspiration to his family and many friends. If one was fortunate enough to meet Calvin, there was always a desire to see him again. His unique personality was a magnet and always attracted positive energy.

Survived by his loving wife, Queen, of over fifty years, his daughter and son in law, Penny and Darryl, and daughter, Tracy. He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Lucas, Nicole, Brandon, Olivia and Ashley. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters; Joe, Vince, Bill, Mona and Rosemary and, in particular, his nephew, Jim.

Calvin was a well-accomplished professional electrician for forty years. He began his career in Glovertown; wiring homes in the 1960’s and then on to commercial wiring in Ontario in the 1990’s. Upon retirement, Calvin turned to his true passion, nature. For over a decade he passionately managed a family owned fishing lodge in rugged and beautiful Labrador. Guests that revisited Labrador year after year could not wait to be greeted by his contagious smile & colorful humorous stories. He was a champion storyteller. Somebody once said we should make at least one person smile every day, Calvin made everyone who met him smile. He was known for his unfailing courtesy and desire to help others create positive memories wherever he went. In the winter months, he could always be found whistling in his workshop, ready and excited to pass on his superb woodworking skills to his grandchildren at the drop of a hat.

Calvin was a doer of deeds and a dreamer of dreams. He often made things happen when others gave up. Life gives us all some special gifts…Calvin was one of ours.

A service in celebration of Calvin’s life will be held in Glovertown, NL later in August.

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FLETCHER: Betty of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia Formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Betty Isabel (nee Miller) Fletcher was born on September 1, 1921, in Brockville, Ontario, to Frank Archer and Rena (nee Dowell) Miller. She was their only child. Betty stayed in Brockville until 1945. Through her volunteer involvement with the Canadian Army’s officer training camp in Brockville, she met her husband, Newton Herndon Fletcher, who had traveled up from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, to join the Canadian forces during World War II. They were married in February 1943.
After the war, they moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Herndon, or Fletch as he was popularly known, attended Harvard Law School while Betty was employed in clerical positions. Eventually they moved to New York and settled in Westchester County. While Fletch worked as a corporate lawyer for Uniroyal in Manhattan, Betty continued to work in clerical and editorial capacities. In 1956, their one and only child, Diana Gail, was born. As a family, they attended the Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York.
Subsequently, they lived in Southbury, Connecticut; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Athens, Ontario, Canada; Sarasota, Florida. They both loved golf and curling. Betty adored playing bridge. And they treasured their numerous overseas trips. Betty liked having a couple of pets most of her life, especially their English bulldog, Cromwell.
After Fletch passed away in May 2000, Betty lived alone in Sarasota, Florida, until she moved back to Canada to be with Diana and her husband, Ian, in 2014. She ended her life on June 27, 2017, in the country in which she began it, having enjoyed a varied, active and edifying life.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Diana Gail Fletcher-deZeeuw, and son-in-law, Ian Arie de Zeeuw, of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, as well as second and third cousins in Eastern Ontario.

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ROSS: Kim of Halifax Formerly of Sydney

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Kim Hugh Ross of whites lake, formally from Sydney, Nova Scotia which occurred on June 25, 2017.

Born in Sydney he was the son of late Samuel Ivan Ross who predeceased him two days prior and by his mother Dena Cohen Ross who predeceased him 13 years to the day. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 28 years Ronalda (Goguen), his children Leanne and Evan as well as his Granddaughter Leigha; Sisters Pam (Bruce) and Wendy; Mother-in-Law, sister and bother-in-Laws; several nieces and nephews and his dog Gomic. We would also like to thank Dr Harris Crooks for the care he provided.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or visitations by Kim’s wishes.

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Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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SKOVMAND: George (Harold) of Osoyoos, BC Formerly of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, West Indies, Alberta

Posted by on July 22, 2017

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Born in Calgary, AB, March 24, 1925, Harold Skovmand passed away peacefully July 27, 2009 in Osoyoos BC in his 84th year. Survived by his wife, Marguerite Skovmand and son Eric Skovmand. From an early age Harold dedicated his life to the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and as an accomplished pilot flew many mission journeys with other Christian Missionaries planting churches in northern Canada and the West Indies and as a Professional Engineer helped design and construct church buildings as he went.

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GERARD; Kathy and Larry of Kamloops, BC

Posted by on July 20, 2017

 

December 28, 1950 – June 30, 2017

Gerard; On Friday,  June 30, 2017 Kathy Gerard passed away in her sleep at the age of 67, with her loving husband by her side.  She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and family as a generous and outgoing person.

August 22, 1952 – July 3, 2017

Gerard; On Monday, July 3, 2017 Larry Gerard passed away in his sleep with his sister Jeanette by his side at the age of 65. He will be lovingly remembered by his many siblings, their families and many friends.

As the two young lovers in Romeo and Juliet, the bond that Larry and Kathy shared could not be broken. The timing of their passing shows how much they loved one another and how they yearned to be together once again.

Family and friends were able to be with them before their passing to reminisce and listen to stories of their past. We are all grateful to have you both in our lives and the times that we shared. Although we are saddened by your passing, we are so glad you are together again.

We would like to thank the staff at the Hospice in Kamloops for all their comfort and support to not only Kathy and Larry but to the many family and friends who came.

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RAYMOND-COLBORN: Debra Ann of Lucan, formerly of Dashwood

Posted by on July 12, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in her 57th year. Loving sister to Ronny and Helen Raymond, Daryl and Barb Raymond, Heidi and Paul Madill, and Wendy Raymond and Willy Miller, and Tammy Raymond. Deb will be missed by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Daryl and Ada Raymond and daughter Tanya-Lyn. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Oncology department-Victoria Hospital, London.

 

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BISSONNETTE, Beverley May of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 16, 2017

BISSONNETTE, Beverley May

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15th, 2017. Beverley (Bridgen) Bissonnette aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Vincent Bissonnette. Loving mother of Paul Bissonnette of Brockville, Terri Quinn (Wayne) of Dartmouth , NS and Sandra Bradley (Martin) of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Katie Quinn, Mitchell Bradley (Brianna), Sean Quinn, Danielle Astleford (John), Erin Mercier (Kevin); and great grandmother of Maxwell Bradley, Kohen Mercier and Paisley Bradley. Dear sister of Frank Bridgen (Marie) and Audrey Beach. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Dorothy (Hobbs) Bridgen.

There will be a private graveside service held.  In memory of Beverley, donations to the CHEO Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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MILLS, Roger “Eugene” of Brockville, Ontario and formerly of Bishops Falls, Newfoundland

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Mills, Roger Eugene

1950 – 2017

Passed away suddenly Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Brockville General Hospital in, Brockville, in his 67th year, Roger Eugene Mills formally of Bishops Falls, Newfoundland.

Predeceased by son Roger Jr.,  parents Cecil and Signee (nee Langdon), brothers Lloyd, Gary and Donny, sisters Marge, Pat and Rose and sister-in-law Glennys .

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories spouse Katherine, son Vijay (Nicole); daughter Vanessa, step daughter Robyn (TJ Cook) two very special grandsons Carter and Kaiden, brothers Dave (Juanita), Gilbert, sisters Marie (Rayfield Barlett), Michelle (Reg Sheppard) and a large circle of other relatives and friends

A Memorial Gathering for BGH family and close friends will be held at Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Funeral Service will take place at Hoskins Home in Bishops Falls, Newfoundland with dates and times to be announce. No flowers by request donations gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McLEAN, Wayne of Sarnia

McLEAN, WAYNE – Michael “Wayne” McLean, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:41am.  He was dearly loved by his wife Theresa Marie and his children Sandra (Natalie, Sonja, Sacha); Dan and Kelly (Kelsi, Devon) and Shaune (Brittany, Jace) and great grandson Nash.  He is also survived by sisters: Mary Ford, Jean McIntyre, Judy McIntyre and brothers: Paul and John (Jack). Many nieces and nephews will also miss him.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Florence (Nightingale) McLean and was also predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Peter, Albert, David and sisters Florence (Peggie) and Carole. A special thanks to Bob and Carol Harding and all Wayne’s in-laws. A family viewing period will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Private cremation and interment will follow later at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of London, formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, in her 95th year

Posted by on June 2, 2017

STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of Mount Hope Long Term Care of St Joseph’s Health Care London and formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her late residence on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Charles Lord and the late Rev James Stewart. Dearly loved mother of Anne Uhlmann (Peter) of Dutton, Theresa Forsey (Robert) of Newfoundland, Susan Jewczy of Waterloo, Christopher Lord (Sam) of St Thomas, Richard (Dick) Lord (Deb) of Crediton, Philip Lord (Connie) of Birmingham, England and Andrew Lord (Harriet) of Greenville SC. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings, Alice Louwry, Harriet (Jewy) Kingsnorth, Charles Belcher, twin Marian Crosby, Rose Greig and Patricia Lord. Mary was born in England on December 6, 1922, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Fields) Belcher. Mary served during World War II with the British Airforce before starting her own family, raising 4 children born in England, then immigrating to Canada to add another 3 children. Mary was a former member of Gladstone Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist of Exeter and then Eastwood Baptist of St Thomas. Funeral services to celebrate Mary’s life were held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas at 1:00pm on Saturday May 27th, 2017. Private interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations requested by Mary to Eastwood Baptist Church of St Thomas or the Canadian Bible Society. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

 

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KIPNIS: Pam of Kamloops, BC Formerly of St. John's, NL

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Pam Kipnis was born in Salford, Manchester, England on October 11th, 1924. She left this world on March 10th, 2017, at Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. During WWII, she worked as a secretary and never lost her sharp eye for grammar and blazing speed on a typewriter. Pam Linder met Norman Kipnis during WWII in London, England. They married in London and, like many war brides, she followed him to Montreal after the war, crossing the Atlantic by herself. Pam worked and supported Norman while he completed high school and earned an engineering degree from McGill University.
They had their first child, Evan (Michele) while living in Atikokan, Northern Ontario but, Pam was ever adventurous so they studied Spanish together and Norman took a job in Mexico. They crossed into Mexico in 1956 when Pam was 8 months pregnant with Wendy (Nick); two years later Kit (Dana) was her best Mother’s Day gift ever. During their time in Mexico, Pam mastered Mexican cuisine, grew all kinds of things in her gardens, learned to give injections in case of snake bite, how to milk a cow, pasteurize the milk and make homemade ice cream. She even taught French at a local college for a time.
In 1965, they returned to Canada, eventually settling in St. John’s, NL. In St. John’s, Pam worked outside the home at several occupations and made many good friends. She was a secretary in the Folklore Department at MUN, an office manager at Planned Parenthood, a typesetter for Breakwater Books, and lastly she founded and helped operate 3F (Fun and Fitness after Fifty) out of the St. John’s Aquarena for many happy years. Pam and Norman were also in on the creation of the Open Group theater company, with Pam bringing her make-up talents to a number of productions. All the while, Pam invested countless volunteer hours supporting her children in their studies, swimming (competitive and synchro), and water polo.
Pam was a lifelong athlete: track and field hockey in her youth; tennis, golf, curling, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming were amongst her athletic pursuits later in life. She also loved square dancing and became a teacher and accomplished caller.
An avid learner, Pam was always ready to embrace new technology. She kept in touch with her extensive circle of friends and family via e-mail. Pam found every opportunity to practice and keep up her Spanish.
In retirement, Pam and Norman followed their grandchildren (Aiden, Chloe & Timo) to live in Kamloops, BC. Shortly afterwards, more grandchildren arrived – Jonah & Bryn in Kelowna and Zev & Gabe in St. John’s, NL . She was an avid attendee at her grandchildren’s birthday parties and events. She loved long walks with the family dogs. Pam always, always put family first and loved to laugh with her extended family.
The grandchildren knew they could always count on Pam for sugary cereal, wagon wheels, hot chocolate, cheese slices, cheez whiz – and a sympathetic ear. She was a mum to her grandchildren when their mum was not home.
Pam carefully cultivated a bower of flowers on the upper balcony of their Kamloops townhouse and a jungle of tomato vines on the lower balcony, keeping the Kamloops family supplied with fresh tomatoes.
Pam was small, grey (later white) haired and – we joked – tough. She could always be counted upon; nobody loved so unconditionally. We will all miss our Pam, but we are grateful to have had her indomitable presence with us for so long.
Predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sam and Charlotte Linder, step-father Herman Horowitz, brothers Lewis and Jack, and little sister Joan Wexler; Pam will be well remembered by her sister-in-law and dear friend Lola Ladin, nephew Sam Linder (Cindy), children and grandchildren and the extended Kipnis clan. Kit, Wendy, and Evan thank all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops for their excellent care of Pam during her last chapter and extend a heartfelt thank you to family and friends who all enriched Pam’s life.

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VAN ALSTYNE: Alma (Collins) Strathroy and formerly of Glencoe

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Wrapped in the love of family and friends, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, , Ontario and long time summer resident of Turnbull’s Grove, Grand Bend, Ontario, found her peace. Born October 18, 1929 in Strathroy, Ontario to the late Edward Urquhart Collins (1958) and Alma Nevina (Neva) Lindsay Collins (1983). Sister of the late Bert Collins (2012) and his wife Freda of Sudbury and John (Jack) Collins and Isabel of Strathroy. Much loved mother of Diane Van Alstyne (Kevin Poole) and Lisa Van Alstyne, both of Glencoe. Predeceased by son Robert (Robbie) Van Alstyne (1969). Wife of the late Dr. William (Bill) Van Alstyne DDS (1975). Proud grandmother of Amelia Van Alstyne of Toronto/Glencoe, Kylie McLean (Paul Hawco) of Glencoe, Eva-Lyn McLean of London, Robbie McLean of Willingdon, Alberta, Josh Van Alstyne of Glencoe, Matthew Bryant of Strathroy, Mike Thompson (Terina Annis) of Oak Haven, NB and Lindsay McLean of St. Thomas. Special great-grandmother of Morgan, Jr., Lil, Carlie, Melissa, Zach, Camryn, Lauren and Nathan. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Cherished by in-laws Carol, Marnie and Dave. Special friend of Judy Crandon and family. Please gather at 2:15 pm at the Van Heck Funeral Home Glencoe, Wednesday, May 10 to join the procession to Strathroy Cemetery for the 3:00 pm graveside service. The family invites you to an open house Saturday, May 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe (lower level) to share memories.

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RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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MACASKILL: George of Whitby, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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It is with profound sadness that we announce our husband, father and papa, George MacAskill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He is mourned by his wife and soul mate, Deanna MacAskill (nee Bradley), his daughter Jessica MacAskill (Kyle) and Tyfanni Scott (Harley) and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Oliviah Dadswell and Zaiden Lee. He will be held forever in the hearts of his eldest daughter Carolyn and her children Jacob, DJ, Dakota, Jorga & Jaxon and deeply missed by many friends, neighbours and extended family. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 starting at 2pm with a memorial service to commence at 3pm at the St. Francis Centre, 75 Church Street South in Ajax. A reception will follow. Cremation has taken place.

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WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dear father of Elizabeth (John), Roger (Josephine) and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Julia, Cory, Brandi, Roman and Lucas. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family ceremony where his cremated remains will be spread according to his wishes. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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PHINNEY: Keith (Dickson) of Halifax Formerly of Fredericton, Ottawa, Vancouver

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Keith D. Phinney, age 70, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the QEII Infirmary in Halifax, N.S.

Keith was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1946. He graduated from Hillcrest High and went on to study Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, later completing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Over his career, he occupied senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. He often gave in to his entrepreneurial spirit, working independently as a consulting engineer. He had a love of teaching and embraced opportunities to provide instruction in environmental science. An expert in his field, he was passionate about his work and was engaged in several projects at the time of his passing.

A person of unmatched integrity in his professional and personal relationships, Keith was sought for his advice and generously offered his time to others as a mentor, cub scout leader, church warden and volunteer. Recently, he brought his sensible, no-nonsense approach to bear as a member of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia, the Minister’s Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity (NS), and the American Water Works Association. He campaigned tirelessly during the last municipal election.

Keith was known for his quick wit and sense of humour and saw comedy in almost any situation. His laugh was infectious and could be heard for miles. An energetic, vital guy, he was happiest when cycling, canoeing, skating, skiing, camping with friends, and playing endless games of hide and seek with his beloved granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (nee Hewitt), daughter Catherine (Mike Blanchette), son Dave (Donna Hohertz), and granddaughter Isla Grace; his sister Cheryl (Robert Benson) and brother Wayne (Sandra); many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan (Jacqueline).

In accordance with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a date to be determined in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to Feed Nova Scotia (https://www.feednovascotia.ca) or Phoenix Youth Programs (https://phoenixyouth.ca/donate-now-through-canadahelpsorg-0).

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PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D. of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 13, 2017

PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D.

IN ALL THINGS “HONOUR” ABOVE ALL ELSE.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved, Husband, Father & Grandfather, Ted Procher on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 4:15PM. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra, children Jason, Wendy & Kerry Drew, Grandchildren, Jack, Ava & William, his Mother-in-law, Sylvia Ring, also his brother, aunts, uncles, several cousins & their families. Ted was pre-deceased by his Parents, Bill Procher (1982) & Theda (Crowhurst) Procher (2015). Ted was born in Toronto on October 15th, 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in January of 1962. After basic training, in Cornwallis, NS he was stationed at Shearwater, NS with Squadrons VS880 & HS50 as a Naval Airman. Ted served on ships, HMCS Micmac, Fraser & Bonaventure with his last posting in Summerside, PEI with Squadron VP415. After his Naval Service Ted returned to Ontario and became a member of Peel Regional Police Service. His last career, he said, would be a Consultant to Industry with respect to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods while residing in Brampton and Barrie, ON. Ted & Sandy retired to Wilberforce, ON in 2008 wherein Ted enjoyed fishing, all forms of boating and was an active member in the Wilberforce Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. Cremation has been entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie, ON.  Private Family Service with a Celebration of Life in March of 2017. In Lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children (Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre, Unit 6A) 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5G 1X8 OR York Regional Police Association Benevolent Fund, 600 Stonehaven Avenue, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M4

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