McDEVITT: John Gerald

Posted by on October 17, 2017

age 91 of Barrie, Ontario. We, the family of John McDevitt, are saddened to announce his sudden passing which occurred on October 16, 2017. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia he was the last surviving child of the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Morrell) McDevitt. He was predeceased by his brother Lawrence, an infant brother, sisters Mary, Lillian, Catherine as well as his niece, Anne Guinan. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol, daughter Susan (David) Mayers, grandson Wade, who was his reason for living; along with Guinan nieces and nephews in Calgary, St. Augustin Quebec and Truro, Nova Scotia. John left his beloved Yarmouth with his family and moved to Etobicoke when he was transferred by Beecham Canada Ltd. Known as the “Minard’s Linament Man” he brought the formulation from the Minards plant in Yarmouth to Ontario. He retired from Smith Kline Beecham after more than 48 years service. Before leaving Yarmouth, John bowled with a local bowling league and he was a dedicated volunteer firefighter, once saving a llama from a docked and burning circus ship. An enthusiastic gardener, John was also a devoted Toronto Blue Jays fan from the team’s inception. He loved to watch the games regardless of if he was at home or at the family cottage at Sebim Beach in Nova Scotia. He looked forward to travelling back to Yarmouth every summer since relocating to Ontario in 1967, only missing one summer trip due to an unfortunate hospitalization. Visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. A graveside committal service will occur next summer at the Mountain Cemetery in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Gone are the stories, gone is the laughter but the memories will live on.

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O’CONNOR, Jonathan of Grand Bend, formerly of Vancouver, age 47

Posted by on October 10, 2017

O’CONNOR:  Jonathan Ian O’Connor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10th 2017, at home, surrounded by family, after a long fight with cancer.  Born in Dublin, Ireland, Jon, known for his sporting achievements, excelled in both hockey and soccer, went to South Huron District High School and then Lafayette College, Pennsylvania. After receiving an MA in International Studies from University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK,  Jon moved to Singapore and traded oil for several banks. His trading career culminated as Head Trader for Merrill Lynch in London, England. In 2012, Jon and family returned to Canada, where he founded a hops import and export company in British Colombia, with an Ontario office in Centralia. His passion for sports never waned.  Husband and best friend of Elaine (Shields) O’Connor, recently of Edmonton.  Loved and devoted father of Oscar, Caroline and Constance O’Connor.  Forever loved son of Dr. Liam O’Connor and his wife Wendy of Grand Bend and dear brothers David O’Connor (Silvia) and Dane Richardson (Emily).  Fondly remembered by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and their families. Also mourned by the Allen and Shields families.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Son Funeral Home, Dashwood with visitation on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., with Family and Parish prayers being offered at 8:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Len Desjardins Celebrant.  Interment Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery.  If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Health Partners International or Grand Bend Community Health Centre or charity of choice.  For Private Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MAC ISAAC: "SANDY" Alexander Malcolm of VANCOUVER

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Born in Moncton ,N.B. Jan.15,1947 to of Alex and Marie (MacEachern) MacIsaac both predeceased. Sandy’s heart was always in Cape Breton although his life’s adventures took him elsewhere. The military had him in Newfoundland and Norway. He settled for several years in Toronto in the retail industry and later moved to Edmonton as a cabinet maker. Eventually in the 1970s he relocated to Vancouver to be near his two brother where he resumed his haberdasher role for many years. Sandy settled in the Downtown East Side making many friends and acquaintances that remember him fondly for his generosity, kindness and humour. A true gentleman who passed Sept. 17/17 was predeceased by his youngest brother (Andrew) will be sadly missed by his remaining brothers Jim and Don and his sister Glenda.
In lieu of flowers, donations to May’s Place Hospice, Vancouver would be appreciated.

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PELEGRIS: Alice of Toronto Formerly of Catalina Newfoundland

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Alice Maud Pelegris (formerly Alice Maud Keel) passed away on September 10 while asleep and in the presence of her closest family,

Daughter of James and Cecilia Keel, she was born in Bonavista Newfoundland, grew up first in Catalina Newfoundland and then moved to Toronto with her family as a child. She is survived by her husband, Spiros; children, Peter, Rebecca and Andrew Pelegris; and brother, William Keel.

Having been born with a heart defect and living with its consequences throughout her life, Alice overcame the expectations of her doctors to volunteer, start a career and raise a family. Despite the pressures of her health and family, Alice continued to volunteer at church and schools. She was talented in knitting, sewing and cooking and was actively invested in the success of her children.

Alice will be missed by her family and friends, but has touched the lives of many more and left a lasting impact that will always remain.

Visitation at the PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in our chapel at 11 a.m. and Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

As a believer in the importance of helping others, it is suggested that her memory be honoured with a donation to the Scott Mission or Doctors Without Borders.

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Allen; Olive Emily (nee Taylor) of Flesherton resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Olive Allen, resting Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Allen; Olive Emily

Peacefully, surrounded by her family and lots of love,  Olive passed away at home in Flesherton on September 25.  Beloved wife of over 66 years to George Joseph Allen predeceased on July 31, 2017. Loving mother of David(Kathryn Blundon) of Newfoundland, Paul(Wilda) of Flesherton, Lyn Allen(Chris Kastein) of Dundalk and the late Leslie Allen. Loved and remembered as Grandma or Nana to Kris(Jill), Jessica, Aimee(Jeff) McEachern, Lauretta, Danielle(JP) Smits, Natalie(Isaac) Pascucci, Justin and Bailey Trudgeon. Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Killian, Elijah, Madeline, Rachael, Josh, Josiah, Liam, Gabrielle and Sophia. Dear sister of Jean and Syd of England. Olive will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Life Story:

Olive was born in London, England on November 12, 1931 to Charlie and Emily Taylor.  Olive worked in a children’s nursery and then began her career as a professional dress maker.  Olive met the love of her life and they married in 1950. They, along with the two boys, moved to Canada in 1959 and expanded their family to include 2 girls. Olive enjoyed volunteering, contributing her time and talent to the UCW, 4H, The Agricultural Society and The Horticultural Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and flower arranging.   Most of all, Olive enjoyed her family and her garden.  She spent hours perfecting her garden which was included in a garden tour to be enjoyed by many.  She and George turned their love of antiques into a successful antique business called Cobwebs Antiques in Flesherton.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton, on Thursday, September 28 from 7-9pm. Memorial service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11am. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Flesherton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation Cancer Care Unit would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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BAKER: Marjorie Ida

Posted by on September 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marjorie at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husbands Donald Whitney of 33 years and Henry Baker of 26 years. Loving mother of Donna Hookey (Graham), Gail Dennis (Brian), Kathryn Whitney and David Whitney (Andrea). Cherished grandmother of Jason (Ashley), Garrett, Corey, Cameron, Mitchell, Jeremy, Meghan and Matthew. Dear great grandmother of Makinley. Predeceased by her siblings Carl, Bond, Olive, Hettie, Marion, Hazel, Greta, Lucy, Ralph, Stanley, Alan, Charles, Stephen, and Macdonald. Marjorie will be remembered by many extended family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Roberta Place Retirement Lodge for the care they showed and respect given to our mother. A Private Family Service will be held. Memorial donations to Bethel United Cemetery in Comfort Cove, Newstead, Newfoundland A0G 3K0 or Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  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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WARNER: Clayton Edward

Posted by on September 6, 2017

WARNER, Clayton Edward

It is with deep sadness our family announces the passing of Clayton at the age of 35, on September 3, 2017. Partner of Stefanie Knott who also has left us. Buddy to Shane. Beloved son of David and Randi Warner, and much-loved bother of Lindsay (Diane) and Quincy (Michelle). Clayton was an awesome uncle to Saprina (Erik), Rori, and Jeremy, and great uncle to Ciaran. Dear nephew of Chris and Peggy, Brad and Corrine, Bruce and Sharyn all of Manitoba, Terri and Tim of St. Catharines, Lois of Fergus, and Audrey of Sutton. He was a friend to so many and will be sadly missed. Private Cremation. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12 p.m., until the time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers Clayton would appreciate donations made to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children’s Hospital.

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www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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FARRELL: Kevin “Tom” of London

Posted by on September 6, 2017

FARRELL, Kevin “Tom”

With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017, with his wife and children by his side at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Maria Eugenia Sará de Farrell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud father of Stephanie Colleen Weber (Daryl) and Alexander Kevin Farrell. Adoring Tata of Jettsen, Ripken, Lowyn, Broden. Caring brother of Alexander (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter (Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose Antoino), Salvador (Carmen Cecelia), Gabriel (Susana) and Juan (Tamara). Playful uncle of many nieces and nephews around the world. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander, his brother Brian and his brother-in-law Miguel and sister-in-laws Maria Antonieta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, protector, humourist, intellectual, cheerleader, gentle giant, cool dude. Born in small-town Amherst, N.S. Raised by single mom of 7 boys. Award-winning mathematician, talented athlete, 2nd Lieutenant of COTC. Insatiable hunger for knowledge; before The Internet, there was Kevin. Mount Allison University scholarship then bright lights of Montreal. Walked into Sun Life head office on Friday-no appointment-started career on Monday. Re-programmed Sun Life’s entire payroll system and then again at Honeywell Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Became fluent in Spanish by embracing culture and telling funny jokes to anyone and everyone. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Proposed after 1 month, married in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ’81, promoted to I.T. executive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promising career to move family to Dartmouth where “his children could experience Canadian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hortons, lakes, and the Maritimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laughter, positive energy, and caring soul to parents/children of wife’s successful preschool (27yrs). Continued mastery of corny jokes, travel, exotic cuisine, encyclopedias, technology, Montreal Canadiens/Expos, music, movies, fine art, collectibles, nature walks, animals, new and old friends, his dream home, his children, his grandchildren and, most importantly, his love for Kena. After retirement moved to London, Ontario to be closer to children/grandchildren, and eventually passed away in St. Thomas-a small town befitting his birthplace and childhood nickname “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, collecting and skipping rocks. The family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview Home for their generous love and care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colourful and happy attire. Another celebration will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Valleyview Home, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 0A3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CONSTABLE: Marguerite Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on September 1, 2017

 

CONSTABLE, Marguerite Elizabeth – after a lengthy illness, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, Ontario.  She was born Dec. 24, 1948 in Charlottetown, PEI, the eldest daughter of Wilfred F. Constable and Marion J. (Howatt) Constable.  She will be missed by brothers Jim (Val), Ken (Bernice), Hal, Gary (Evelyn), Doug (Marlene) and sister Marilyn; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and God children Lucy, Courtney, Victoria and T.J. Marg maintained strong connections with her community in Ontario where she has lived since 1982. After she retired from Community Visions and Networking (CVN) she volunteered as secretary of the Belleville Association of the Deaf (BAD), sat on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the City of Belleville, and on the Board of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC). Marg was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church and then a faithful member of Quinte Deaf Fellowship. She was a soloist and while in Gallaudet (Class of 82), joined the Joyful Sign Choir and became choir director of Love Inspiration. Thank you to the Hospice Quinte Day Program, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), the VON, Red Cross, BGH nurses, Dr. Coady and Dr. Robert Bates for their care and support.

Charitable donations can be made to Hospice Quinte, Quinte Deaf Fellowship, CHS and Heart of Hastings.

Cremation has already taken place. Friends and family can celebrate Marg’s life at Parkdale Baptist Church, 514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor H. Bickle (QDF) and Pastor J. Tedford (PBC) to officiate.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

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AVERY: Stella of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

AVERY, Stella….

Surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Stella (Baker, Stanford) Avery in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Herb Stanford (1990) and the late Elias Avery (2009). Loving mother of Danny Stanford (Pauline), Peggy Bowers and Linda Carpenter (Chris Caughlan). Cherished Nan of Alison and Christopher Stanford, Lisa and Robert Stanford, and Matthew Carpenter and soon to be great-granddaughter Violet Stella Stanford. Predeceased by her sisters Ethel Royal and Josephine Joy. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Interment in Hillview, Newfoundland. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi (Bert) of Kitimat Formerly of Quesnel.BC,Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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With great sadness we say good bye to Pertti Olavi Lindroos (BERT) passed away july3 2017 from a hard battle of cancer.

Born in Finland march 28.1948 came to Canada in 1951
predeceased by his son Danny ,and mother and father
Sadly missed by loving daughter Diane and son David(Rebekah) Kazzandra Markus
His sisters Mirja and Helena and their families
His partner in life of 31 years Gail Neale and extended family Mandy (Jeremy, Darrel, Chelsea and Josh) Sally(Butch)Tawny and Michelle(Martin)Kyle (amylee) and Zack
He will be sadly missed by all. No service was held as per his request
Will have a Celebration of Life at a later date

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DICKINSON: Duane Carson of Comox, BC

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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Duane (Dick) Carson Dickinson, 89, of Comox, BC, passed away on 1 May 2017 after a hard-fought battle with ALS.
Duane was born in Hartland, NB on 20 Sept 1927, the son of Frank Leroy Dickinson and Gladys Lillian Letson. Duane was a graduate of Hartland High School and of the Carlton County Vocational School in Woodstock, NB.
Duane married Sylvia (Betty) Elizabeth Stoneman on 16 Aug 1947 in Portage la Prairie, MB.
Captain Dickinson had a full career as a Canadian Armed Forces officer serving in the Air Force (commissioned from the ranks). Duane was one of the early Unix programmers that actually programmed defence systems for NORAD. He served in radar stations and NORAD bases across Canada and in the US until retirement and moving to Comox in 1978. He then served as a civilian member of the RCMP until his second retirement in 1993. He was a proud member of the Canadian Legion for more than 50 years.
He grew up on a large farm in Carleton County NB during the Great Depression, which taught him hard work, innovation and dedication. Make the most out of what you have. His technical understanding allowed him to build computers from components and become one of the most prolific 80-year-old family support techs around. Duane also enjoyed rock hounding, fishing, golfing (his hole-in-one was a highlight moment) and had a true passion for genealogy. He comes from a long line of United Empire Loyalists and traces back to passengers on the Mayflower.
Duane is survived by his spouse, Sylvia (Betty), his brother Robert (Bob) Dickinson, his sister-in-law Lilian Warke, his 4 children and their spouses: Janet (Ian) Hunter, Greg (Abbey) Dickinson, Karen (Ted) Benson, Gary (Dani) Dickinson, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and innumerable caring nieces and nephews, plus countless friends and acquaintances. He will be sorely missed and long remembered.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Gladys and 10 siblings, Buster, Clarence, Wendell, Dorothy, Patricia, Douglas, Peter, Austin, Myrna, and Stephen.
As per Duane’s request, there will be no funeral service or wake.
The whole family wishes to thank Veterans Affairs Canada, Island Health, Red Cross, Comox Fire Department First Alert, B.C. Ambulance crews and St. Joseph’s Hospital staff, family and friends, for their compassion and assistance during this trying time. Please join us in remembering Duane by visiting our memorial at the Piercy Mt. Washington Funeral Home site.

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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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