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

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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

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

Posted by on March 6, 2018


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

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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

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CLARKE: Deborah (Debbie) of Langley Formerly of Surrey

Posted by on February 21, 2018


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


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 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

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WOOD: Edna of Mississauga

Posted by on January 23, 2018


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

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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

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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

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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 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


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

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PENNEY; Pamela Shelley of Stayner

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Penney,  Pamela Shelley

Died peacefully on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Campbell House, Collingwood at the age of 61.  Pam of Stayner, loving daughter of the late Annie and the late Ernest Penney.  Survived by her sister Lucy (Hughie O’Handley).  Predeceased by sister Leah Thurman, brothers George and Stuart and niece Wendy McCormick.  Pam will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and great and great great nieces and nephews and her special friend Doug Peacock.  Pam will be interred with her parents at the Stayner Union Cemetery in the spring and a celebration will be held at that time.  If desired, a donation to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation to support Campbell House would be appreciated by Pam’s family. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner.  To sign her Book of Memories, please visit

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CASTLEDINE: Isabell Marjorie of Creemore Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 15, 2017


Isabell Marjorie Castledine passed away peacefully, at Collingwood Marine Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 63. Isabell was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on May 18, 1954. Beloved daughter of Marjorie Owen, and the late Horace Owen.

Dearly loved wife of John Castledine who will miss his “sweet Dizzy Izzy”.
She will be missed for her outgoing personality, loving nature and her many shenanigans.

Much loved mother of Karen Sutor (Paul), Grant Castledine (Jeanette) and Angela Wilkinson (Brad). Stepmother to Barbara Castledine and the late Wendy Castledine.

Grandmother to Corey, Chris, Tyler, Caylin, the late Brandon, Dustin, Emma, Dale, Braden, Liam, Ty, Tia, Tiffanie and Chris. Great-Grandmother to Finnian and Carter.

She will be sadly missed by her brother and sisters in-law, Ruth Castledine, Wilma Campbell (Steve), James Castledine and the late Ada & Bill Castledine. Also, mourning her loss is her favourite brother-in-law Peter Campbell, along with her nieces and nephews Chad, Josie, David, and Melissa. Isabell will be missed by her many friends, whom she loved spending time with.

An honorable mention, to the people who gave her life, the late Monica McInnis and the late John (Jackie) Martin. She loved her large Martin family very much.

A celebration of life for Isabell will be held at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, ON on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Visitation is from 11:00 to 12:00 and the celebration of life service is from 12:00 to 1:00. Reception to follow.
Isabell was a down-to-earth person, casual attire is welcome. She would have wanted it that way.

We would like to thank Creedon Valley Care Community for their care, friendship and love!

In lieu of flower the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society.

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LEVIN: Roy Joseph of Halifax

Posted by on December 7, 2017


Roy Joseph Levin, 74, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 19, 2017 in Halifax. Born May 1, 1943 in Oldham, UK to the late Arthur and Mary (Schlumpf) Levin, Roy came to Nova Scotia at age 6 with his mother and sister on board the RMS Aquitania. He attended King’s Collegiate School from 1957-63, where he excelled at basketball, rugby, track & field, cross country, and cadets, later studying engineering at Dalhousie University before serving as a traffic and infrastructure engineer for the City of Halifax for more than 30 years. Roy and Linda (Grasse) were married in the Chapel of Roy’s old boarding school in Windsor on May 5, 1973. Their son Michael (Mick) was born February 22, 1983, and had the honour of presiding over the renewal of his parents’ vows on July 18, 2015. Roy was a loving husband and proud father, as well as a pilot, award winning sailor, photographer, traveller, antique collector, musician, die-hard Rolling Stones fan and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Mick (Sarah), granddog Lucy, extended Grasse family Etta, Peggy (John), Carter (Shelley), Chelsea, Richard (Bev), Brandon, and his sister Joan (Peter).
A cheerful celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Armdale Yacht Club at 75 Burgee Run in Halifax on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-3pm, where Roy was a member for more than 50 years. His family looks forward to hearing and sharing special memories of Roy with everyone whose lives were touched by his kindness and friendship.
Roy’s cremains will be scattered by family among his favorite places over the coming months. Roy’s family is especially appreciative of the exceptionally caring and thoughtful staff of Melville Lodge who went to great lengths to provide dignity and compassion for him and his loved ones during his final years. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a children’s charity of your choice.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at

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GOODING: Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

GOODING, Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Friday, December 1, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph M. “Dick” Gooding (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Eva Hurst (Al), and Ralph Gooding (Manda), all of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Becky (Allan), Katie (Jordan), Andy (Kate), Lisa (Scott), Eva (David), and Brian (Tiffany).  Great grandmother of Fiona, Brooke, Blake, Olivia, Luke, Jackson, Liam, Nora, and Sophia.  Sister of Marion Whittaker (late Ken) of New Brunswick, David Jackson (late Evelyn) of Sarnia, Chris Jackson, Jan Wotypka (late Mike), Tom Jackson (Linda), all of St. Thomas, late John Jackson (Bertha of New Brunswick), and the late Beatrice Ferris (late George).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in McDonald’s Point, New Brunswick, January 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (née White) Jackson.  Jean came to the St. Thomas area from New Brunswick in 1961.  For a number of years, she assisted her husband on the farm at R.R.8, St. Thomas.  Jean was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the PWA.  She was also a member of the Yarmouth Glen Women’s Institute, and a former longtime volunteer at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line, Central Elgin (corner of Ferguson Line and Yarmouth Centre Road) on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. James Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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MOORE, Leslie Llewella (nee Dewar) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in her 71st year at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, surrounded by her loved ones.  Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Richard, loving mother of Nancy Love.  Leslie was pre-deceased by her parents Rob Dewar, mother Jane (nee Curtis) and sister Krista, survived by sisters Signey and Lisa.  Leslie was born in Omemee Ontario and grew up in Montreal, Quebec.  She will be greatly missed by friends and family in Northumberland County, Toronto, Montreal, Oakville, New Brunswick, London Ontario, London England, County Cork Ireland and across the USA.  Leslie’s positive caring loving outlook on life and that special smile will be missed by all.  Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at the Best Western, Cobourg in ballroom B on Friday December 1st, 2017 from 2-5 pm.  Special thanks to doctors Broderick, Amin, Pepper, Xi, Ibrahim, Vaughan and Parravano and the wonderful nursing staff on 2B at Northumberland Hills Hospital.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Condolences received at

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COXWORTH: Rita Effie (nee Rice)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

COXWORTH: Rita Effie (nee Rice) – Passed away at Lakeview Manor,  Beaverton, Ontario on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas Coxworth. Loved mother of Tom (Liz) of Calgary AB, Jim (Barb) of St. Albert AB, Mary Ellen of Port Perry, and Tami (Craig) Cameron of Beaverton.  Grandmother of Tam-Lynn, Chad (Mary), Michael (Brittany), Jason (Charlene), Ryan (Krista), Vanessa (Dan), Brandon (Brian) and great-grandmother of Damon, Skyler, Brodie, Jack and his sisters,                                           Ava, Thomas, Brooklyn and Abby. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Beaverton on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Interment to follow at Stone Church Cemetery.   If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, in memory of Rita,  would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences are welcomed at

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VEY: Blanche (Rowsell)

Posted by on November 20, 2017

VEY, Blanche (Rowsell) passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Friday November 17, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Blanche was the beloved wife of 66 years to Cyril; dear mother of Bill (Shelley): and loving grandmother to Ryan and Trinity. She was predeceased by her son Gary; her siblings Marie, Elmo, and Louise. She will be remembered by her brother Tom Rowsell, was a special aunt to many cherished nieces and nephews, as well as a devoted companion to her cat Jackie. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home Beaverton, on Saturday November 25, 2017 from 10:30 am till time of memorial service at 11:30 am  If so desired, donations in memory of Blanche can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, local SPCAs or a charity of your choice. Online condolences are welcomed at


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