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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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

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

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by on February 13, 2017

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

IN ALL THINGS “HONOUR” ABOVE ALL ELSE.

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

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SMITH: David Carl of Scarborough, Ontario

Posted by on February 10, 2017

Smith: David Carl – at Scarborough on Monday February 6, 2017.  Beloved son of Irene (Shea) and the late Ivan Smith of Beaverton.  Dear brother of Allan (Irene) of Ottawa, Bruce (Suzanne) of Whitby and Paul (Diane) of Alberton, PEI. Survived by nine nieces and nephews and nine great nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or funeral service. If so desired memorial donations, in memory of David, to Andy’s Crock Pot (St. Andrew’s United Church, Beaverton) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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MATWYUK, Kenneth of Belleville

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Matwyuk, Kenneth – peacefully at his residence, with family at his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in his 69th year.  Son of the late John and Frances Matwyuk.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Tripp) of Belleville.  Loving father of Peter (Ashley) of Stirling and Proud grandfather of Lillianne. Dear brother of Marie Cole of Lower Sackville, NS, Michael (Deborah) Matwyuk of Prince George, BC and Janine (Blaine) Brethour of Penticton, BC.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Ken was a Trustee of Genoa Assembly #0863 and a former Treasurer of Archbishop Wilhelm Council #1008 of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid outdoorsman, an active member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading prayers at 5:30 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment of the urn at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
ROBERT ALLEN DORRINGTON
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

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VICKERS: Annette Hache of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac Formerly of Toronto, Bathurst

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Annette Marie Haché Vickers at St-Eustache Hospital on Friday, November 4th 2016, aged 72. Born to Bella Jones Haché and Roméo Haché in Tracadie NB. on March 7, 1944, she was predeceased by her husband Adrian Alexander Vickers. Beloved mother of Carole (Brent), Tanya (Eric), and Alexander (Milena), a loving companion to Jacques Vincent, a dear grandmother to Christopher, Matthew, and James, beloved sister of Jean Baptiste (Jacqueline), Adrien (Elizabeth), Georgine (Eldred), Romeo (Suzanne), Denise (John) and Michel, and predeceased by her brother Léon (Michelle). She will be dearly missed by all that loved her, including many nieces and nephews, their children, and many friends from near and far. She will be remembered fondly in all of our hearts, and we will be hosting a celebration of her life on November 26th (6:30-9:00pm) and November 27, 2016 (12:00-16:00) at l’Espace Beaconsfield, at 40 H boul. St-Charles, Beaconsfield, H9W 5Z6.

C’est avec grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès soudain de Annette Marie (Haché) Vickers, le vendredi 4 novembre, 2016 à l’hôpital de St-Eustache, QC, à l’âge de 72 ans. Née le 7 mars, 1944 à Tracadie, Nouveau-Brunswick, elle était fille de feu Roméo Haché et feu Bella (Jones) Haché. Elle a grandi à Bathurst, N.-B.
Elle était la mère bien-aimée de Carole (Brent), Tanya (Eric) et Alexander (Milena) et la compagne affectionnée de Jacques Vincent ainsi que la grand-mère chérie de Christopher, Matthew et James. Elle était la soeur aimée de Jean-Baptiste (Jacqueline), Adrien (Elizabeth), Georgine (Eldred), Léon (Michelle), décédé en 2011, Roméo (Suzanne), Denise (John) et Michel.
Elle manquera grandement à tous ceux et celles qui l’aimaient ainsi qu’à ses nombreux neveux et nièces leurs enfants et ses amis d’ici et d’ailleurs. Elle demeurera dans nos coeurs.
À sa mémoire, un service commémoratif aura lieu le 26 novembre de 16:30 à 21:00 hr et le 27 novembre, 2016 de 12:00 à 16:00 hr. à l’Espace Beaconsfield au 40 H boul. St-Charles, Beaconsfield, H9W 5Z6.

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KITCHEN: Penny of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Daughter, Penny Kitchen, Age 53 on January 23rd, 2017 in the QEII Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. At Penny’s request her body was donated to Dalhousie University for science.

Penny was born in Halifax, England on January 24th, 1963. She is survived by her mom and dad, Lawrence and Dorothy Kitchen, brother Peter and his wife Lisa, sister Patricia (Phonchareon) and her husband Dang Phonchareon, five nieces and nephews, who she loved very much, Jason Phonchareon, Fiona Kitchen, Joshua Phonchareon, Finnian Kitchen and Grady Kitchen. She also has many relatives in Canada, US and the UK. Penny’s dog Peppy was very special to her.

Penny graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she later attended NSCC where she obtained a Diploma in Web-Design.

She was a fierce advocate for human rights. On the 39th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dec. 10th, 1987 she received an award from the Government of Nova Scotia. Penny enjoyed participating in the Dalhousie Health Mentors Program. She was also a Board Member of Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity NSLEO.

Penny’s life and accomplishments were often the subject of news articles, public speaking events using her augmentative communication device and of a CBC documentary released in 1980, which went on to win the ACTRA award for best documentary.

Penny was very passionate about playing the Para-Sport of Boccia. In 2013 Penny won two bronze medals, in the singles and team events at the Canadian Nationals in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2014 she came home with a team silver at the Canadian Nationals in Whitby, Ontario. At the Nationals in Vancouver in March 2016 she won a pairs bronze medal.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kelvin Young, her nurse Marsha and the other staff members of Cancer Care Nova Scotia and her dedicated personal care attendants for the excellent support and care that she received.

Penny, you lived such a courageous and inspiring life! Despite the enormous challenges placed in front of you, the discrimination you faced, the heartache you felt … you lived your life to the fullest and taught so many of us about love, laughter, dignity, faith, patience, perseverance and generosity. You will be missed dearly by your family and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 2:00 pm., on January 28th at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS B3K 5B1
Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service

A gathering for all family and friends will be held at Patricia’s home at 7:00 pm, 6046 Cherry Street, Halifax. Donations in Penny’s name may be made to the Refugee Fund at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS, B3K 5B1 or online at
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/889558441RR0001-lutheran-church-of-the-resurrection.

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CAMPEAU, Gertrude of Brockville

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday January 11, 2017, Gertrude Viola (McCulley) Campeau of Brockville aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Paul Campeau, dear mother of  Georgina Scheel of Renfrew, Joe Campeau of North Bay, Phillip Campeau of Brockville, Maryanne Campeau of Sooke, BC, John Campeau (Alice) of Brockville. Gert is survived by her grandchildren Corey, Marc, Shannon and Caleb, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth Rafuse (Lochlan), a brother Carl McCulley (Heather) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Paula , a son Thomas, her parents George and Alice (Schofield) McCulley, her brothers Wylie, Wesley, Joseph, Harold, Nathan, Nelson McCulley, sisters Laura Martin , Dorothy Barkhouse, Lola McCulley and Sadie Heaslip.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Thursday January 19, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. A Reception will follow the committal service at the Barclay Funeral Home. In memory of Gertrude, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society or the Charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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

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HUGHES, Wenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 10, 2017

HUGHES, WENDAWenda (Wendy) Lee Walker Hughes passed away peacefully after a lengthy cancer battle under the compassionate care of Dr. Maddison and St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario. Wendy is survived by children Tom; Vancouver, Ryan (Michele Fliss); Sarnia, and Natasha (John Germain); Toronto. Wendy was born August 15, 1940 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to the late Joseph and Mary (MacLean) Walker. Wendy leaves behind siblings John (Carmaine); Halifax, Catherine Roberts (Richard); Pittsfield, Mass., Maureen MacDonald (Ross deceased 2006); Sydney, Marion Beaton (John) Mabou, Everett (Mona); Sydney, Charles (Wendy); Calgary, Gordon (Marsha); Calgary, Joanne Chase (Steve); Halifax and sister in law Angela (Alec) MacDonald; Sarnia, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Wendy is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Thomas Hughes (2007). In the spring of 2010, Wendy was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. Her determination led her to surpass all odds and overcome many setbacks over the course of her battle. Much of that will and strength came from her affection for her grandchildren, Sydney, Cameron, Morgan, Leo, Harper, Thomas, and Preston. Wendy would not have been capable of enduring many parts of her journey if it had not been for her Angel Warriors holding her up every step of the way. She was given the gifts of dignity and respect during her illness by her coach, leader, confidante, and powerhouse, Amy Hughes, as well as the unwavering support from her lifelong friends, Fran, Marg, Elaine, Donna, and Edith. Sarnia’s CCAC and the VON teams cared for Wendy regularly and their visits often made her day. The entire Bluewater Health staff in Oncology, Emergency, ICU, and Palliative all gave Wendy exemplary care, particularly Dr. Dosteler, Dr. Yoshida, and her G.P. Dr. Borek. Arrangements have been entrusted to D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St N, Sarnia). Cremation and a private family service has taken place. Should you wish to make donations in her name, kindly consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, or Canadian Alzheimer Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILLS: Joan Beatrice of Belleville

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Sills, Joan Beatrice – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 85th year. Daughter of the late William and Anne Meens. Beloved wife of the late Keith Sills. Dear mother of Bruce (Ida) Sills, Kelvin Sills, Joanne (Rod) Moring, Steven (Tanya Hyderman) Sills. Predeceased by son Franklin Sills and daughter Darlene Sills. Dear grandmother of Aaron, Harley, Jackson, Jamie, Courtney and remembered by her extended family Darrel (Sharon) Seeley and their children; Amanda (Kevin) Crocker, Connor, and Stephanie (Dom) Donato. Sister of Bill (Myrtle) Meens of Massassauga, Harry (Jeanette) Meens of Halifax and predeceased by sisters Gladys (Harry) Doolittle, Katherine (Fred) Titus, Hilda (Roy) Milligan and by brothers Arthur (Ethel) Meens, Hilda (Roy) Milligan, James (Mary) Meens and Fred (Rose) Meens. Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Wednesday January 4th, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Steele Family Centre. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NEWTON: Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

NEWTON, Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Wife of 63 years to the late Howard Newton (2006).  Mother of Lee Newton (Jocelyne) of Montréal, and the late Glenn Newton (1988) (Jeannie of Lambeth).  Grandmother of Trisha, Lori, Sarah, Heather, Trevor, Sammy and Liana.  Great grandmother of Tara, Tyler, Taya, Jackson, and Heron.  Great great grandmother of Mackenzie.  Born in Fleet, England, May 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Rose (nee Moody) Silver.  She was an English war bride.  Daphne was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Tuck Shop.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Cremation to follow.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre gratefully acknowledged.

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GORMAN: J. Loren of Millville, New Brunswick

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gorman-loren-oval-resized-largerJ. Loren Gorman of Millville, NB passed away on November 28, 2016 at Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, NB. Loren was born in 1919 at Millville, NB, a son of the late John and Della (Hoyt) Gorman.  Loren was a veteran, serving with the Navy during the Second World War. He served as Mayor while living in Strathroy, ON and pastored several churches in the Strathroy area. After retirement, Loren and Lorna moved back to Millville where he was very community minded and a member of Millville RCL Branch #59.  He is survived by his children, David Gorman (Cathy), Maple Ridge, NB, Ronald Gorman (Anne), Hainesville, NB, Robert Gorman (Gail), Paul Gorman (Nancy) and Carol Arrand (William), all of Strathroy, ON; eleven grandchildren, Kim (Dennis), Brad (Sandra), Tim, Christine, Jennifer (Ryan), Andrea (Victor), Laurie (Erik), Julie, Correne (Liam), Jeff (Rhonda) and Stephen; eighteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Jewett, Paula Crouse, both of Fredericton, NB and Pauline Foster, Bowmanville, ON; a brother, Rev. Karl Gorman (Helene), Yarmouth, NS; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Lorna (Rozee) Gorman in 2006; three sisters, Jacqueline Gorman, Maxine Jones and Ruth Braun; two brothers, Earl Gorman and Arden Gorman and by a grandson Donald Gorman.

Visitation will be held at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB on Friday from 7 to 9 pm. Visitation will also be held at the Millville Baptist Church, 1469 Route 605, Millville, NB on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:30 to 2 pm. A RCL Tribute service will be held at the church at 2 pm followed immediately by the funeral service with Rev. Derek Langille officiating. Interment will be later at the Millville Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald McGuigan and James Cookson.  Active pallbearers will be Brad Gorman, Brian Nicholson, Phillip Gorman and John Gorman.  For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Loren, the family has suggested the Millville Cemetery.

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ROACH: Robert Joseph of Cannington

Posted by on November 27, 2016

ROACH: Robert Joseph – at his residence in Cannington on Thursday November 24, 2016. Robert was the beloved husband of  Stella (Hunt) Roach. Loving dad of Stephen (Nancy), Ronald (Rosella), Alice (Neil), Allan (Roula predeceased).  Loved grandfather of Jennifer, Scott, Lynda, Laura, and many foster grandchildren. Great grandfather of Carley, Jack, Bryce, and Caleb.  Predeceased by his parents Joseph, and Domithilde (Richard) Roach. Dear brother to Dorilla, (Gerrard predeceased), Stella, Oscar (Jeannine), predeceased by Emile and Ernest (Aline), Suzanne (Eric predeceased), Jeanne, Camille (Alice), Alfreda (Roger). Robert will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral mass was held on Saturday December 3, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Beaverton, at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If so desired, memorial donations, in memory of Robert, to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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Goethals, Diane of Ontario

Posted by on November 21, 2016

Mrs. Joyce Evelyn Goethals, a resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Meadow Park, Chatham at the age of 83.

Joyce was born in Hazel Hill, Nova Scotia.

At Joyce’s request, cremation will take place.

Arrangements entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society may be left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.

As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in Memory of Joyce Evelyn Goethals.

 

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GUITARD NEE DION: Mary of Dalhousie, New Brunswick

Posted by on November 18, 2016

guitard-nee-dion-maryMrs. Mary Guitard nee Dion from Dalhousie, New Brunswick passed away in Hawkesbury, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Guitard; the daughter of the late Joseph Dion and of the late Elenora Hicky; the loving mother of Glenda (Richard Duguay), Ralph (Pierrette), Carol (Gilles Cayouette) and Nola (Maurice Cormier); the adored grandmother of 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; the dear sister of Amelda (late Leo Furlong). She was predeceased by a son Kenny (Patricia) and two brothers. She is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephew, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at St-Jude’s Parish in Hawkesbury on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 36, Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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McCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 9, 2016

mcclure-joan-croppedMcCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away at the Chateau Gardens, Parkhill. Joan was the daughter of Jack Donnelly and Belva Topping.  She was predeceased by her husbands Sandy Auchterlonie (1953) and Gerald Stone (1998), she is survived by her husband David McClure.  Joan was predeceased by her son Gary (2013) and is survived by 3 daughters Jennifer Kennedy (Larry), Catherine Stone, Deborah Stone and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stone.  Joan is remembered by her grandchildren Cassandra Gilbert (Jason), Adam Kennedy (Kandy), Christie Kennedy (Roger Beaumier), Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), Ashley Bower (Sean) and Joanie Gulka, and great-grandchildren Julian, Cody, Serena, Dustin, Dagan, Rosalie and Madalyn Joan Kennedy, Charlie Beaumier, Summer Kennedy, Talin and Mason Bower.  She is survived by step-children Matthew McClure (Diana Coulter), Sarah McClure, Susan McClure (John Cameron), Molly McClure (Michael Doyle) and 7 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Duncan, Liam, Roan, Magdalena, Fiona and Timothy.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend followed by a gathering at the Huron Woods Clubhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family remembers with heartfelt thanks all the warm hearted angels who cared for Joan at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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AKEY, Phyllis Dawn of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on October 28, 2016

 

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Early on October 15 2016 Phyllis Dawn Akey age 79, died at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site.  She was receiving treatment for what may have been a severe Crohn’s attack.  She had suffered with Crohn’s for over 2 decades, countless stays in the hospital, it got so bad that in the last 8 years she received TPN for 12hrs a day.  In the last 4 years her mobility was severely impaired by a much needed hip replacement, which her poor health prevented.  She fought so hard for so long, never the one to let others know just how much pain she was in.  Even on her last day when asked how she was doing, she’d say “I am feeling Ok”. 

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” and adoring mother of the late Andrew “Andy”.  She is predeceased by siblings; Gordon, Roy, Sanford (Bob), Herbert & Jene.  Phyllis is survived by her son Donald of Brockville.  Siblings Ruth Blacklock (Fred), Callie Drane; and many nieces, nephews, and a collection of great and kind friends.

Phyllis met and fell in love with Bill while he was in the Royal Canadian Navy.  For her love he transferred from the Navy to the Canadian Air Force, and with that came their first posting, Cold Lake AB.  Phyllis got to live in and see this entire country and even Germany in the 70’s.  Phyllis’s three passions were her family, cooking & gardening.  Phyllis was a professionally trained Cook and Chef, with a real knack for baking.  She made some of the most wonderfully tasting deserts, you cannot image.  Her “Green” thumb was legendary, the variety of colors she coaxed from her African violets was astonishing, and she grew multi colored violets the likes of which will never see again.  Her gardens and flower beds were bountiful and beautiful.  I never saw her so happy after spending the entire day planting and caring for the front flower beds.  After reading an article about Brockville being a great place to retire, they came for a visit and fell in love with the city and its people.  After Phyllis and Bill retired to Brockville, Mom took up “Birding”, she loved watching all the different birds that came to the backyard to feed.  There was always a Mr. Red & Clara (Cardinals), Mr. Blue (Bluejay), and a “Little Mrs.” (Robin).  She longed for the return of the Robins in the spring & Humming birds in summer.

My mom always maintained a grace, conviction and determination that belied her demeanor. She was our foundation.  In her quiet, selfless way, loved and accompanied each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes seeing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. Although I may not told her enough, I loved her absolutely.

Cremation will take place with internment at a later day, in New Jerusalem NB (at camp Gagetown) with her Mom, Dad & Brother Jene.

In memory of Phyllis Akey donations to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada or Restorative Care Program at BGH Garden St, Canadian Diabetes Association; or a charity of your choice, would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Chris Barnett, long-time family friend.  Chris’ visits brightened Moms day and helped Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her health in recent times would normally have allowed.

In the last few years Phyllis’ world became filled with many Caregivers & Friends, that showed such love and compassion, they touched her life and she touched theirs…I thank you all.

Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN: Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida

Posted by on October 25, 2016

barbara-brown-001BROWN, Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, October 24, 2016, in her 78th year.  Wife of the late George Leonard “Len” “Lennie” Brown (Feb. 15, 2013).  Mother of Tonya Martinez, and Erik Martinez Sr., both of Florida.  Step-mother of Janice Marriott (Don) of St. Thomas, Shelley MacKenzie (David) of Fingal, and Laurel McTavish (Brian) of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Tanya, Jerrod (Heidi), Kiefer (Irene), Angus, Leslie (Jessica), Beverley (Nic), and Erik Jr.  Great grandmother of Kayleen, Brielle, Alexa, and Konnor.  Sister of Glenn Peters (Patsy), and the late Christine Nicoloi (late Bob).  Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Avon Park, Florida, June 7, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Irene (nee O’Hern) and Lindsay Grant Peters.  Barbara worked in Florida as an investment broker for a number of years.  She was a Past President of The Junior Sorosis Club of Lakeland, Florida.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will be held.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Gratitude is expressed to Dr. Joel Keenleyside and the nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley for the kind, compassionate care provided to Barbara.

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MAXWELL; Sheryl of Sarnia and formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on October 22, 2016

Passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side at Trillium Villa, Sarnia on Friday, October 21, 2016.  SHIRLEY MAXWELL, 74 years, of Sarnia and formerly Petrolia.   Shirley was predeceased by her husband Gerald Maxwell (2004).   She is survived by her children Steven and Darlene, Elizabeth and Bruce, and Cheryle and Clayton and twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   Born in Nova Scotia the daughter of the late Leland and Muriel Milner, she is the sister of Hazel Payson, Mary Milner, and Ruby Bowdridge.  She is predeceased by a sister Doris, brothers Jim and Ernie and two siblings in infancy.    A graveside will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made Canadian Mental Health Association (lambtonkent.cmha.ca) or Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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