SHEA: Joseph “Joe” of Exeter, formerly of Newfoundland

Posted by on May 20, 2018

Peacefully at home, with his family by his side on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in his 73rd year. Cherished husband of Doris (Travers) Shea. Loving father of Robbie Shea of Exeter and Katie Shea of Exeter. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lillian Noftall and Marjorie Lewis both of Fleu de Lys, NL, Connie Shea of Strathroy, and Anthony Shea of Fleu de Lys, NL. Predeceased by his parents George and Loretta Shea, and a brother Larry Shea.

Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or St. Elizabeth Health Care would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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POWER: Rosette (Rose) Kathleen of Port Franks, formerly of Stephenville, Newfoundland

Posted by on May 7, 2018

Peacefully at her home, with her family by her side on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 62. Loving and devoted mother of Dianne and Kevin Gates, Renee Olson and Mike Circelli, Ben Nixey and Marilyn Minnie. Special Nanny Rose of Brayden and Rylan Gates. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Kitch and Marilyn Power, Marge and Skip Noble, Jeanette Power and Dan Hutchinson, Carmie and Ron Kraft, Daniel Power, Ernie and Debbie Power, Arthur and Rosie Power, Margie Power, and Gary Power. Beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Stephen and Madge Power, and siblings Patrick, Stephen, Jack, and Colleen Power, and her sister-in-law Genny Power.

Friends are invited to gather at West Haven Golf and Country Club, 7038 Egremont Dr, London on Saturday, June 2nd from 1-4 PM, with a speaker at 2:30 PM. Cremation has taken place, interment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Point au Mal, Newfoundland. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter

Donations may be made to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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KEEPING: Brian Clyde of Exeter and formerly of Newfoundland

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Peacefully at his home, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Ramea, Newfoundland in his 68th year.  Cherished and loved husband of Una (Cutler) Keeping for over 45 years.  Loving father of Sabrina (Howard) Wesley of Parry Sound and Jody (Doug) Couch of Santa Cruz California.  Dear grandfather of Liam and Lucy; Andrew, Benjamin, Wes and Colleen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edwin and Ruby Keeping, Lionel and Mary Keeping, Glenn and Darlene Keeping all of Newfoundland, and Derek and Cathy Cutler of Yellowknife.  Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Beulah Keeping and sister Wanda.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter on Saturday, April 21st from 10-11 AM where a memorial service will be held at 11 AM.  Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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HAMILTON: Joan Gertrude of Ottawa Formerly of Saint John

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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Joan, a long-time resident of Orleans, Ontario passed peacefully at her home on Saturday morning March 24, 2018.
Born in 1936 to Hazel and John Henry Allen in Saint John NB, Joan is predeceased by her parents, her former spouse (Edgar Hamilton – RCMP) and her sister Lil. She leaves to grieve her four children: Randy, David, Lorna, and Edward. Joan also had three granddaughters (Sarah-Anne, Daisy, and Calla) who will miss grandma terribly. She also leaves behind her good friend of over 30 years, Ted Larabie.
Joan was cremated on March 27, 2018 and wished to not have a public service. A private family ceremony will be held to spread her ashes in Summer 2018.

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BONNER: Shirley of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Edward for 60 years. Cherished mother to Stephen. Dear sister of Charles Edwards (Joan), Ruth Hughes (Jim), Betty Stewart (Robert) and sister in-law of Jean Edwards, Bill Weatherbee (Marguerite), Bernice Vickers (Blaise). Shirley is predeceased by her sisters Peg, Louise, Edna, Mildred, Lucy, Josephine, and Georgina; and brothers Clarence, Henry, William, and Malcolm. Shirley will be forever loved and remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) to celebrate Shirley’s life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. A special thank you to Dr. H. Deboer-Fennell and her staff for their care of Shirley; the nurses and PSW’s of Bayshore for their wonderful care and service; and to the staff at Hospice Simcoe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MALLOY: James, Sidney of Mildmay, Ontario Formerly of Wingham, Waterloo

Posted by on March 29, 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we share that on March 27 after a short battle with cancer, Jim has passed. Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on February 12. He was admitted to Wingham General Hospital on Monday March 5 where he received wonderful care by Dr Moores and the nursing staff. Jim was loved and adored by his wife Carol, son Doug (Nancy), daughter Angie, son Steven (predeceased) grandchildren Taylor (Greg), Meg, Scotty, Paige, Steven and great granddaughter Brynlee. There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the near future. We will miss the sweet moments and how he always made us smile. Jim will live in our hearts and memories always.

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LEE, Jean Teresa of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, at 87 years of age. Beloved wife of Henry Seto Lee.  Loving mother of Victor (Lauren), Janet and Eric.  Dear sister of Mon (Violet), Roy, Foo (Mona), Bobby, Jeannie (David Thomas) and the late Henry, Wing, Walter, Robert, Koon Lit, George and Mary (Ron Taylor).  Jean will be missed by her nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from noon-1:15 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (University Ave. and Division St., Cobourg).  Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Due to severe flower allergies/asthma, the family respectfully requests no flowers.  If desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or St. Michael’s Church.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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WINTERS, Henry “Hank” Collins of Grand Bend, in his 77th year

Posted by on March 20, 2018

WINTERS: In sorrow, we acknowledge the passing of Henry “Hank” Collins Winters of Grand Bend, Ontario on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in his seventy-seventh year. Hank spent his last days in the company of his family and many friends, under the superb care of the Palliative Care Team at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved husband, for fifty-three years, of Nancy (Edwardson) Winters, Hank is also survived by his children Elizabeth (David Matheson) and Philip (Gail Winters) and four grandchildren: Lauren Cummings Winters, William Matheson, Kaydence Matheson and William Henry Winters. Elder son of the late Eleanor (McRobie) Winters and the late Honourable Robert Henry Winters P.C. Brother of Marny (Marc Pearsall) of Toronto and the late Richard Winters.

Hank considered the world his home and steel his industry. But he was happiest as a child in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where he loved the smell of the sea. In his retirement he was thrilled to discover something of that same delight in Grand Bend, with its legion of friends, volunteer opportunities, dazzling beach and three entirely new pursuits which he passionately embraced. He learned to sing barbershop with the Seaforth Harmony Kings; achieved a black belt in Karate at the age of seventy-five; and swam his way to a gold medal at the Ontario Masters championship. Even when his illness was most challenging, he always focused his attention on concerns outside himself, mostly to the benefit of his family.

A supremely thoughtful man, Hank hated to miss a meeting of the Red Bowl Society of philosophers. He was proud to catalogue his reading and his list reveals a selective and significant personal library. It was his final comfort to listen to his family reading to him the story of a round-the-world motorcycle adventure, one of his few unrealized ambitions. We now reluctantly release him to a grand new adventure, fueled by our gratitude and his own smiling enthusiasm.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the family will host a gathering of remembrance for Hank at Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, at two o’clock p.m. A private family interment will be arranged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the fall. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Lakeshore Eco-Network would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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FORSYTH: Clair Alexander of London

Posted by on March 11, 2018

FORSYTH, Clair Alexander …

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at University Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Nora Isabelle (Kennedy) Forsyth. Dear father of Michael Forsyth and his wife Linda and Wendy Forsyth. Also loved by his grandson Matthew Forsyth. Missed by his sister-in-law Marge Forsyth. Predeceased by his granddaughter Michelle Forsyth and his brothers and sisters. Alex appreciated the company of his two friends, Brian and Charles. Friends are welcomed for visiting one hour prior to the funeral service (10-10:45 am) on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MCGHIE (WEATHERBEE): Barbara (Bobbie) of Niagara Falls

Posted by on March 6, 2018

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We are devastated to announce, In her 61st year, after a short and courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bobbie (Barbara) died peacefully with friends and family by her side, at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on February 18, 2018.
She is survived by her cherished partner Jean Boileau. Loving mother of Samantha Paul (Jason), Sabrina Hartshorn, Jamie McGhie, and Chelsea. Devoted grandmother of Braydon, Alyssa and Domenic. A wonderful Aunt to her nieces and nephews. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents; Dale and Margaret Weatherbee, Sister Cheryl Rivard, and a few uncles and aunts. She will be fondly remembered by many family and friends.
A Celebration of Life is planned for family and friends on Saturday 10 March 2018 beginning at 1:30 PM, at the Delphi Banquet Facilities at 4414 Portage Road Niagara Falls, ON. There will be a hot buffet and beverages available. As Bobbie was not a traditional person, there will not be a religious service, however a few words will be said in her honour at 5 PM. Bobbi will be laid to rest at a later date in Oxford, Nova Scotia with her parents and sister.

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MILLS, Edith “Edie” of Tavistock, and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 26, 2018

MILLS, Edith “Edie”- Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, February 26, 2018 at PeopleCare, Tavistock. She is survived by her daughter Linda Mills of Woodstock and her brother-in-law Rev. Robert Mills of Halifax. She was born in Sunny Brae (Moncton) New Brunswick on September 26, 1923 to the late Gerald Donaghy and Flossie Atkinson. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Australia. Predeceased by her husband Rev. Ronald Mills (1974), sister Lillian Clapham (2011) and her in-laws Harry and Pearl Mills. Linda will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm. A complete funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 pm with Pastor Hannibal Muhtar of Huron Park Baptist Church. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or the Huron Park Baptist Church. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CLARKE: Deborah (Debbie) of Langley Formerly of Surrey

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Debbie Clarke, 64, of Langley, BC passed away at Langley Memorial Hospital on February 14th, 2018. Born March 29th, 1953 in Selkirk, Manitoba, she moved to Long Pond, Newfoundland with her family in 1966. In 1971 she graduated from Queen Elizabeth Regional in Fox Trap, Newfoundland. She then moved with her family to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1973, where her daughter was born in 1976. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, she moved to Surrey, BC, where her son was later born in 1991. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, mother Evelyn, father Kenneth, and step-mother Dorothy. She is survived by her step-father George, daughter Teresa (Jeff), son Michael (Bracken), sisters Gwen, Georgina (Terry), Laureen, Rhonda (Jeremy), brother Kenny (Trina), granddaughters Cassandra and Kiera, and by nieces Amanda and Crystal, Hannah, Maddie, Emma, Jenna and nephews Landen and Brody. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, puzzles, and playing games on Facebook and was a huge Canucks fan. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Willoughby Hall, 20809 83rd Ave, Langley BC March 24th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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CIREZ: Juan ALberto of Calgary Formerly of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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In the town of Caimanera, Guantánamo Province, Cuba on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Juan Alberto Cirez, age 46 of the City of La Romana, Dominican Republic passed away. He was the loving husband of the Rhonda Deanne Cirez and dear father of Emma Janice Harvey. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held at the foot of the Sierra Maestra on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Private ceremony to spread the ashes was held onsite immediately after the ceremony.

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Thompson; Linda nee Price of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Linda Thompson resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Thompson; Linda Marie(Price) P.M. #170

Peacefully, while surrounded by her family, passed Sunday, February 4,2018 at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 48 years to Ronald. Dear mother of Nadine Thompson of St. Catherines and Les Thompson of Dartmouth, NS. Sadly missed by her mother Betty Price of Markdale and father the late Gordon. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Sydney and Marissa Thompson. Dear sister of Lana Amaley of Stroud, Larry(Darlene) Price of Napean, Randy Price of Georgetown, Rodney Price of Markdale, Robbin Warren of Toronto and sister in-law of Dorothy Anderson(Gerry Bartley) of Markdale. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Guelph, ON, educated in Etobicoke and taught in Etobicoke, Waterloo, Moosonee and Nipigon before settling in Markdale where she raised her family along side her husband Ron. She was passionate about the United Church, having held many positions in the local church and Presbytery as well as within the Toronto Conference of the United Church. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star having been Worthy Matron of Grey Chapter #170 twice. She loved travelling, knitting, cross stitch and was very active in sports, especially in her younger years. Linda will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbours and her church family.

The family will receive friends at Annesley United Church, address, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Memorial contributions to Annesley United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WOOD: Edna of Mississauga

Posted by on January 23, 2018

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Passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018 at Trillum Hospital Mississauga at the age of 87. Born February 2, 1930. Beloved wife of the late Duncan and loving mother of Eileen (Ken). Her wishes are to be cremated without a service. Her ashes will be taken to Scotland to be scattered with family. She loved her weekly bingo games and will be missed by all her family and friends.

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COBBE, Eleanor of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Peacefully at her son’s home in Newfoundland on Saturday January 13th, 2018 in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Cobbe.  Loving mother of Karen Cobbe, Scott Cobbe (Faye), Andrew Cobbe (Minnie) and Stephen Cobbe (Kathy).  Dear grandmother of Kelsey, Liam, Niall, Kayla, Jaycee and Nicole.  Great grandmother of Karson, Brooklyn, Octavia and Rory.  Sister of Joyce Allen, Fred Duvall, George Duvall, Alice Samulack and James Duvall.  A memorial service will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Sunday January 21st at 6 pm.  If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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McBRINE, Richard George

Posted by on January 16, 2018

McBRINE, Richard George

On the 31st of December in 2017, Richard joined his beloved and cherished wife of 57 years, Marion Louise Spring.  He passed away peacefully at home surround by family at the age of 88.  He was a loving and devoted father to Deborah (Michael), Richard (Laurie), Wayne (Rose) and Robert (Joanne); and known as “Grampa” to Michael, Justin, Maggie, Kent and Devon.  We will be greatly missed by his caring and loving companion Mary and her kind and compassionate family.  Richard was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick on March 17th, 1929 to his parents, George and Florence.  Predeceased by his 2nd mother Ruth, his brother John and survived by his devoted brother Kenneth (Beth); all from Nova Scotia.  He will be remembered fondly by his sister and brother-in-law’s Eileen, Merle, Maurice and Harvey (Edna); and by his many nieces and nephews who referred to him as “Uncle Duck”.  Richard was a pillar in his community with strong ties to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star and St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  Thank you to all of the health care providers involved with Richard’s end of life care.  Special thanks for the decades of exemplary service and support from Dr. Hankey’s office and the staff at the Stroud Medical Pharmacy.  Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will occur in the spring at the 6th Line Cemetery.  To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m.  on Saturday, January 27th at the BARRIE MASONIC TEMPLE, 99 Morrow Road, Barrie; with a reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or any charity of choice.  Online condolences can be submitted to www.peacefultransition.ca

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Norman: Wayne Paul of Sarnia

Peacefully at home WAYNE PAUL NORMAN age 64, of Sarnia passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Loving father of Paul (Lorraine) Norman and James Norman. Will be missed by his sister Faye (Dave) House and Rosalyn (Rick) Kingston. Uncle of Melanie, Ryan, Chelsea, Sabrina and Johnathon. Predeceased by his mother Theresa Norman and his brother Gary and his ex – wife Janet Norman. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the evening between the hours of 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

SKELTON, Cathy (Cookie) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2nd, 2018. Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley). Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie. Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken. Pre-deceased by parents Russ and Pearl Laycock, sister Betty Hayward and brothers Max, Martin, Bill and Ted. 

Employed 38 years at GE/Black & Decker and 11 years at Johnson Controls. Recent employee of Casino Rama and devoted volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and  Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions.

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and travelling near and far with family and closest girlfriends. Cathy also took great joy in participating in the lives of her grandchildren, whether it was trips to the zoo, taking them to lessons or work, she loved spending every minute she could with them.  Cathy’s overwhelming, generous and devoted support to her family & friends will be greatly missed. 

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ivy Orange Hall, 5099 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through peacefultransition.ca In lieu of flowers donations to the RVH and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Blagdon: Captain William (Oscar) of Rockwood, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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October 12,1938 – December 15,2017
It is with sadness, we the family regret to announce the passing of Captain William (Oscar) Blagdon at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is predeceased by: Sarah; mother: Onslow; father: Roland;brother (Beatrice): Winnie Price;sister: Rita Mary Mayo;sister:Albert and Carmen (Sonny)of Nova Scotia and grandsons Aaron and Jordan Whelan.
He leaves to mourn with fond memories his loving sons: William (Bill)(Madeline and sons Bill and Damien); David (Cindy and son Dylan; daughters Krista, Ashlee & Alyssa Grace and her daughter Annabella Moore); Gordon (Anne Marie and daughters Katelynn and Madison)
Daughters: Debby (Bert) (children Phillip & Kayla Whelan and her children Hailee, Brady & Jaxon); Donna and son Jacob; Deeanne (Moe) Bouchard and (daughters Kelsey & Kathleen Savoi and her daughter Marelie) ;.
Brothers,Fred (Nora and children; Onslow (Bessie and children) and sister Sadie Snook and children . Very special friend Carrie,her daughters and their children as well as so many other close friends that are too many to mention for fear of missing one but they know who they are.

Remember Me
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.

Now I am contented,
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing that I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street,
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps,
I am only half a step behind.

So please don’t be unhappy,
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you,
Each morning, noon and night.

Memorial service will take place in 2018 in his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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WHITMAN: David, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 21, 2017

WHITMAN, David, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in his 70th year. Husband for over 45 years to Susan (née Sagriff) Whitman.  Father of Becky Hill (Jeff), and Tammy Whitman, and grandfather of Dylan, Ashley, Amy, Holly, Cooper, Ethan, and Avery.  Brother of Debby Cummings (Brian), Mary Whitman, Bill Whitman (Lori), Roger Whitman (Mariane), and Dwight Whitman (Miki).  Also remembered by in-laws, Jerry and Brenda Sagriff, three step-sisters, several nieces and nephews and their families, and by his best buddy, his dog Jake.  David was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia on October 6, 1948.  He was the son of the late Audrey (née Goldsmith) Reynolds and the late Rufus Whitman (late Bertha).  David was a retired employee of Presstran Industries, and a former long-time employee of Hayes-Dana, St. Thomas.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and served on the St. Anne’s Festival Board for many years.  David was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Friday, December 22nd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 23rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Childcan or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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MacDONALD; Valerie A. Formerly of Barrie

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Valerie MacDonald at the age of 68 years, loving wife of the late Ken MacDonald. Cherished mother of Tiffany-Ann (Jason Harris), Tammy-Lynn MacDonald (Brant Delong) and Trevor MacDonald (Sarah O’Brien). Adored grandmother of Alyssa, Olivia, Laila, Jackson, Sienna and Jessie. Predeceased by her brothers Walter, Reggie, Cletus and Everett Collicutt and also her sisters Mona Silliker and Marjorie Collicutt. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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