Spence, Mary Goodwin

Posted by on September 12, 2016

SPENCE, Mary Goodwin (nee Geddes)

Of Florence, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully, with family at her side, at Woods Park Care Centre in Barrie on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late Edward (Boy Boy).  Loving mother of Sandie (Martha), Bryan (Karla), Wendy (Darryl) and Darrell (Anita).  Cherished grandmother of Carrie, David, Lindsy, Amanda (Ian), Jeff (Kathleen), Cheri (Nathan), Tina (Evan) and Julie (Sean).  Great grandmother of Cameron, Philip, Alexis, Lincoln, Jameson and Alexander.  A very special thank you to all of the caring staff on 2B at Woods Park who cared for Mary.

A celebration of Mary’s life will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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HICKS: Mary Cleveland – Of Norwod, formerly of Hastings, Gananoque and Sackville, N.B.

Posted by on September 10, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at her home in Norwood on Wednesday September 7, 2016. Mary Hicks, formerly of Hastings, Gananoque and Sackville, N.B., in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Charles Hicks (1991). Mary will be missed by her pet “Buddy”. Dear mother of Penny Cummings (Dwayne) of Buckhorn, Cindy McMillan (David) of Hastings, Danny Hicks (Julie) of Gananoque, David Hicks (Loreen) of Edmonton, Bonnie Di Pasquale (Mauro) of Cobourg, Betty Ann Murray (Shawn) of Norwood, , Nanny will be remembered by Clifford, Callie, Terry, Shawn, Jamie, Lisa, Danielle, Michelle, Christopher, Jamie, Michael, Sherri, Maryann, Joshua, Jessi-Lyn and great grandchildren Cassandra, Ethan, Sydney, Jakob, Jade and Brody. Survived by her sister Gwen Delaney of Sackville, N.B. Predeceased by her parents Grover & Katherine, two sisters and five brothers. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at a later date in Sackville, New Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre (c/o Sunnybrook Hospital) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

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LEADBEATER, Lloyd Murdoch of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 7, 2016

Leadbeater Lloyd for webPeacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday, September 5, 2016, in his 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Eva (nee Nevin).  Loving father of Janice (Tom) Bickle and Stephen (Elizabeth Zeller).  Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Jillian), Naomi (Mike), Luke (Alexandra), Jesse (Laura) and Hannah (Josh).  Dear great-grandfather of Elijah, Eve, Gracie, Kaleb, McKinley and Linkin.  Brother of the late Stewart, Alvin, the late Donald, Harold “Mac” and Elaine Coldwell.  Lloyd was a veteran of World War 2.  He was a minister of the Christian Missionary Alliance and several Baptist Churches throughout the Maritimes and in Ontario.  After his retirement, he continued his ministry as a Chaplain.  The family wish to thank Dr. Caldwell, Dr. Bayer and the staff of NHH.  A special thank you is expressed to the Extendicare staff for their many years of compassion to Lloyd. A special thank you to Helen Stewart, Lloyd’s personal care provider.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg.  A service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cobourg Alliance Church.  Interment Camborne Cemetery.  Donations to Cobourg Alliance Church or Gideons International would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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NORTON: Mary Gertrude (Trudy) of Vancouver Formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Mary Gertrude (Trudy) Age 79 years of Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully July 24, 2016. Daughter of the late John and Mary Dempsey of Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Andra and Jeremy McKay; sister, Jean; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. On-line condolences to andra.mckay@ubc.ca

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen of Ottawa Formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge. Mary passed away on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and was raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay, Mary was often referred to as “Nellie”.

Mary is survived by her daughters Michele, Kimberley, Tammy, Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princess Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita.

Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!

She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us, leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

Mary was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, she fought hard to stay with us.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.

Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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CADENS: Ethan James of Winnipeg

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Ethan James Cadena, 16, died Friday, June 10th at Victoria General Hospital, with his father by his side. Ethan was born March 31st, 2000, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Jascper and Shielle Cadena. Greatly loved by all who knew him

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen (nee Larkham) of Ottawa Formerly of Cape Breton, NFLD

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge who passed away on Friday June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay Mary was often referred to as
“Nellie”.

Mary is survived by her daughters Kimberley (Vasco), Michele (Eddie), Tammy (Yvon), Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princes Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita. Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!
She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.
Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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MACDONALD: Terrance John of Keremeos, BC Formerly of Britannia Beach, BC

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4The Sailor’s delight sun went down on the life of Terrance “T-Mac” MacDonald on Friday June 3/2016. He is predeceased by his father John Brown, his mother Norma Alberta and his brother Guy. He is survived by his first mate and love of his life Mona, brother Leroy (Bev), sister Vivian (Martin), son Darren (Shannon), daughter Rae (Hooman), son Neil (Monica), daughter Natalie (Josh), grandkids; Sebastian, Danielle, Teya, Keanna, Karis, Rylee, Griffin and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was a larger than life man who lived for his family and the moment. He had a life full with adventure, large bellowing laughs, bear hugs, music and true love. He was an NCO in the Canadian Navy, a builder and fixer of all things, an inspirer who left his mark on every person he met. The world is less without him even though the lives of everyone he knew are richer for having him in it. We love you T-Mac, until we meet again.

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ACKLES: Enid W. of Ladysmith Formerly of St John, Ottawa, Montreal, Montebello

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Chemainus – Enid Wilhelmina Ackles, aged 83 of Ladysmith BC, passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre in Chemainus BC with family present at 2:45 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Enid is survived by her husband Douglas; son Donald and his partner Karin; son Brian and partner Catherine; grandson David and partner Kai; brother Hazen and wife Murial; brother Ken and wife Joan; and sister-in-law Diane and husband Mark.

Born and raised on a farm outside St. John NB, Enid lived most of her life in Ottawa, Montreal, and Montebello Quebec before retiring to Ladysmith in 2006

Enid grew up on a farm outside St John New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Hazen, Ken, Lloyd and Fraser and parents Olive and Harry. After finishing school, Enid started teaching at the local one-room school before training as a registered nurse at the St. John General Hospital. Enid spent her life in service to others as a teacher, a nurse, and a volunteer. A wonderful wife and mother, her journey through life touched more people than anyone will ever know. Married for 59 years to Douglas, and with a career as nurse for nearly 50 years, Enid always put others first. In her later years as a nurse she worked primarily in palliative care and with nursing homes, ensuring the best level of care was available to everyone. Family was important to Enid, with 19 nieces and nephews, family holidays at the farm were a time for celebration and being together. Enid always had time for others, volunteering with the church, or taking holiday shifts at the hospital so others could be with their younger families.
Never afraid of a challenge, Enid learned to swim as an adult, took up skiing (downhill, cross country and water), became an avid golfer, and traveled extensively in Canada, the US and Europe.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Enid’s journey was peaceful to the end due in large part to their dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Her journey is now done, and as always she wasn’t in it to compete or win, but she still finished first. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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ACKLES: Enid W. of Ladysmith Formerly of St John, Ottawa, Montreal, Montebello

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Chemainus – Enid Wilhelmina Ackles, aged 83 of Ladysmith BC, passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre in Chemainus BC with family present at 2:45 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Enid is survived by her husband Douglas; son Donald and his partner Karin; son Brian and partner Catherine; grandson David and partner Kai; brother Hazen and wife Murial; brother Ken and wife Joan; and sister-in-law Diane and husband Mark.

Born and raised on a farm outside St. John NB, Enid lived most of her life in Ottawa, Montreal, and Montebello Quebec before retiring to Ladysmith in 2006

Enid grew up on a farm outside St John New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Hazen, Ken, Lloyd and Fraser and parents Olive and Harry. After finishing school, Enid started teaching at the local one-room school before training as a registered nurse at the St. John General Hospital. Enid spent her life in service to others as a teacher, a nurse, and a volunteer. A wonderful wife and mother, her journey through life touched more people than anyone will ever know. Married for 59 years to Douglas, and with a career as nurse for nearly 50 years, Enid always put others first. In her later years as a nurse she worked primarily in palliative care and with nursing homes, ensuring the best level of care was available to everyone. Family was important to Enid, with 19 nieces and nephews, family holidays at the farm were a time for celebration and being together. Enid always had time for others, volunteering with the church, or taking holiday shifts at the hospital so others could be with their younger families.
Never afraid of a challenge, Enid learned to swim as an adult, took up skiing (downhill, cross country and water), became an avid golfer, and traveled extensively in Canada, the US and Europe.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Enid’s journey was peaceful to the end due in large part to their dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Her journey is now done, and as always she wasn’t in it to compete or win, but she still finished first. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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FABER: Marilyn Jean (Mousseau) of Kippen

Posted by on September 1, 2016

Faber, Marilyn-W300At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 of Kippen in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late William Ross Faber (2012). Dear mother of Kevin Faber of Goderich, Darren and Cheryl Faber of Gravenhurst, Lori and Ron Burt of Bayfield, and Lisa Faber and Jeff Ripley of P.E.I. Loving grandmother of Kristopher and Jackie Faber, Jacqueline and Paul Mueller, Carter Burt and Sierra Burt, and great-grandmother of Lily Faber and Wesley Mueller. Dear sister-in-law of Audrey and Emerson Coleman, and Anita Faber. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Elzar and Maudie Mousseau, and brother-in-law Russell Faber.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 11 AM. Interment Bairds Cemetery, Bluewater (Stanley Township).

Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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ALLEN: Lloyd G., of R.R. #1, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 24, 2016

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PoppyALLEN, Lloyd G., of the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in his 99th year.  Beloved husband for 52 years to the late Eleanor (nee Taylor) Allen (1998).  Dearly loved father of Robert “Bob” Allen (Brenda), Jo-Anne Vanderwyst, all of St. Thomas, and the late Douglas Allen.  Dear father-in-law of Mary Allen (Ross Pease).  Cherished grandfather of Mark Allen (Christine), Eric Allen (Mackenzie), Nicholas Allen, Jennifer Allen, and Lesley Lensens (Larry).  Also survived by sisters, Lillian Cochrane (Bill), and Della Allen, sisters-in-law, Doreen Smith and Doris Allen, six great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and son, Lloyd was predeceased by sisters, Hazel Orr and Maribel Woodall, and by brothers, Edward, Ralph, Frank, Karl, Gordon, Wilfred, Angus, and Clarence.  Born in St. Croix, Hants County, NS, September 24, 1917, he was the son of the late Edward and Hattie (nee Miller) Allen.  Lloyd was a 37 year employee of Timken Canada, St. Thomas, having retired in 1982.  He was a charter member of St. Mark’s United Church (now known as New Vision Community Church), St. Thomas, where he was formerly active for many years.  During the Second World War, he served overseas with the No. 407 (Demon) Squadron, RCAF.  Lloyd was a life member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  He served as a director at the Elgin Labour Centre for 40 years, and was a volunteer for over 50 years at the Pearce-Williams Christian Centre.  In 1998, he was recognized by The Co-Operators for his volunteer commitment to his community, and was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening, August 25th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Pearce-Williams Christian Centre or the Elgin Manor re: Recreation Dept. will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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PILON, Gracia (née Prévost) of Noëlville, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

PILON, GraciaPassed away in Sudbury on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Daughter of the late Alfred and late Emerence  (née Lafrenière) Prévost. Wife of the late Emile Joseph Pilon. Loving mother of Isabelle Séguin (late Roland) of Ste Famille d’Aumont. Marcel (Yollande) of Sturgeon Falls, Henri (Suzanne) of Garson, Micheline Johnson (Garry) of Thunder Bay, Clement (Denise) of Marmora, Francine Martin (Robert) from Noëlville, Monique Bazinet (Ronald) of St-Charles and Marc (Nancy) of Nova Scotia. Dear sister of Juliette Prévost (Gontrand) and sister-in-law of Jean Pilon (Gracia). Predeceased by her siblings  Armand, Henri, Rodolphe, Gabriel, Soeur Lucienne, Cécile and Bernadette. Cherished grandmother of 20, great-grandmother of 24. The family will receive relatives and friends at the St-David Parish Hall, Noelville, Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 2 p.m. at St-David Church, Noelville. Donations can be made to St-David Church (maintenance) by cheque only. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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SONIER, Iva Mary (née Young) January 31, 1922-May 28th, 2016 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

SONIER, Iva MaryIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (née Smith) Young. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Sonier in 2008. Loving mother of Joanne Bagley (Brian) of Sudbury, Donald Sonier (Denise) of Chelmsford, Ray Brideau (Yvonne) of Blind River and Ron Brideau (Theresa) of St. John, N.B. Predeceased by her son Gary Brideau. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Faye Langlois (late George). Beloved sister of Opal Zaitz. Predeceased by her siblings Melvin, Wilford, Clarence, Merle and Isabelle. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Donations can be made by cheque or online to the Alzheimer’s Society. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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CARREY, Marguerite “Margot” (née Simard) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

CARREY, MargueriteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 92 years.  Wife of the late Thomas Carrey. Daughter of the late Arthur and the late Blanche (née Watier) Simard. Loving mother of Michel Carrey, Maurice Carrey (Cathy) both of Sudbury, Patrick Carrey (Gaëtane), Raymond Carrey (Josée) both of Ottawa, Normand Carrey (Helen) of Halifax and Joanne Porter (Wayne) of Curve Lake. Dear sister of Stéphane Simard (late Connie and late Henriette) of Chelmsford, Thérèse Lebel (late Roméo) of Ottawa, Philippe Simard (Agathe) of Sudbury, Roméo Simard (Ruth) of California and Georgette Paquette (Norman) of Val Therese. Predeceased by her sister Rita Bédard (Paul of Wawa) and by her brothers Jean-Paul Simard (late Yolande) and Laurent (late Janine). Predeceased by her first born grandson Tommy Jay Carrey. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Carrey (Jack Portelance), Natalie Carrey(Pat), Valerie Carrey (Justin) and Emilie Carrey all of Sudbury, Jean-François Carrey (Marie-Pierre), Nicholas Carrey (Nadine), Andrée Carrey, Jason Carrey and Chantal Carrey all of Ottawa, Stéphanie Hunt (Dustin) of Lakefield, Kenny Porter (Holly) of Ennismore and Mélanie Carrey (Phil) of Toronto. Cherished great-grandmother of Brady, Brianna, Jaxon, Nevyn, Marine, Sasha, Noah, Brady, Lily, Annabelle, Alexandre and Finley. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Ste-Anne-des-Pins Church, Sudbury. Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

 

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SIMPSON: Beverly Ann of Ottawa

Posted by on July 27, 2016

images-4Simpson, Beverly Ann died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Carlingview Manor, Ottawa. She had just begun her 8th decade.

Born January 1936 in North Bay, Beverly later moved to Ottawa and attended Fisher Park High School. Summers included visits to Kars on the Rideau and to cousins in Maine. In her teens, Bev was a cadet with the volunteer St. John Ambulance Corps and it was there that she found her life’s passion: Nursing. She graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1958 and the “Civic” became her lifelong employer. Beverly was known as a capable, versatile and adaptable nurse, particularly valued by the hospital’s administrative staff. While working full time, she continued with the St. John Ambulance Corps, rising to the rank of Nursing Officer for the Province.

Beverly was a self-contained, intelligent, engaging woman with an appreciation for the finer things in life. She loved to laugh, shop, watch baseball and hockey, talk and reminisce. She faced challenges in her life with courage. She was kind to those who needed care. She had a profound affection for her friends.

Beverly was predeceased by her mother, Olive Dorothy (nee Hinkson), father, Ernest Albert and her husband Paul Raymond. She is survived by her brothers, George of Regina and Ernest of Ottawa; cousins Florence Rost of Farmingdale Maine, Sylvia and Sandra; as well as Goddaughter, Kim Bartlett (Montreal). Other caring family, neighbours and friends mourn her loss as well. Beverly was buried privately at Pinecrest cemetery in late February through Cole Funeral Services.

Memorial gifts may be sent, to the charity of your choice, or to:
St. John Ambulance National Office
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K1J 1A3

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

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Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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MUIR, Fraser Alexander of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on July 13, 2016

Mr. Muir (2)Fraser was born in Westville, Nova Scotia, on June 27, 1924, and died at home in Wasaga Beach, ON, surrounded by his family and all of our love on July 7, 2016. Survived by his dear wife of 62 years Joan Marie (nee MacDonald) of Sydney NS, and his five children; Donald (Heather) of Toronto, ON, Sheona Ayles (John) of Quesnel, BC, Ellen (Dan Novosad) of Rosemere, QC, Sandy (Heather) of Calgary, AB and Brenda (Dalton Wenstob) of Edmonton, AB, and ten grandchildren, Heather, Jennice, Alex, Andrew, Jenna, Quinn, Riley, Fraser, Saoirse, Tobias and great grandson, Carson. Also survived by his niece and nephew Vicki (Nelson) Dengler of Gentry, AR and Robert Muir, of Dublin CA. Fraser joined the RCAF at the age of 18 and served as a mid upper gunner on the Lancaster completing 36 sorties with 50 Squadron in Bomber Command. After he returned, he graduated from St. Francis Xavier University where he met the love of his life via a snowball on St. F.X. Day, Dec 3rd, 1947. Hired by Air Canada in Halifax, he spent the bulk of his 30 year career in Montreal living in Rosemere, QC, for 44 years where he served on town council for 23 of those years. He called Wasaga Beach home for the past 13 years, a setting where he routinely exercised his passion for photography capturing sunsets as God intended for them to be seen. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion, RCAF Wing 441, and served on countless committees and executive bodies of community and church organizations, including the National Executive for several years with the Air Canada Pionairs. His most notable accolades for his gift of always putting others’ needs before his own are being among the first of inductees into the Hall of Thought at St. F. X. University where he was described as “a man whose creeds are sharing and self-sacrifice”. He was also recognized by the Canadian government with the Citation for Citizenship Award, as well as, being presented with the Legion of Honour from the Republic of France. His flight to heaven was direct – God’s reward for having dedicated his life to the service of his country, community, church and family. His dry wit and sense of humour meant many a laugh was shared throughout his life and he continued to make us laugh in his final days. A world traveller, a gifted storyteller, a deep listener, a magnificient dancer with only one dance partner. Godspeed, Dad, your life and love changed the world. Friends will be received on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel, 509 River Road West, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass to be held on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic Church, 133 Dunkerron Avenue, Wasaga Beach. Thanks to Doctors Holloway, Lisi, Pressnail, and the St. Elizabeth Nurses and PSWs. Your compassion during this sacred journey for Fraser matters. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood, Ontario, are welcome, though an act of kindness in his name would be equally appreciated.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HAUTALA: William (Bill) of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on July 11, 2016

images-4Age 76, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2016, at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Born in Salmon Arm, BC, he was the son of the late Jack and Ina (Laitinen) Hautala.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1961, Bill worked as a reporter in Kamloops, BC. He soon caught the travel bug however, and after trekking extensively through Europe, discovered Canada’s East Coast. After an interlude in Toronto, he settled in Halifax, where he worked in a wide variety of jobs, including as roadcrew for the 1970s rock band Soma, as a crewmember onboard the Coast Guard ship Baffin, and later in his life, as the night desk manager for the Halifax YMCA.
Bill was very social – he enjoyed many a night out listening to live music or watching TV sports in local pubs and engaging in lively discussion – yet at the same time intensely private. He was a crazy dancer even into his 70s and a devoted long-time Halifax Mooseheads season ticket holder.
Extremely well-read and having an encyclopedic memory, Bill was famous for his regular completion, in ink, of the NYT crossword puzzle, with few, if any, corrections. He was a devoted uncle to his grand-nieces Lisa and Amanda McArthur.
Bill is survived by nephews and nieces Bruce McArthur, of Mineville, NS , Ian McArthur, of Chase, BC, Robert Hautala, of Kelowna, BC, Sandi Hill, of New Westminister, BC, and Nancy Ward, of Coquitlam, BC, and their families. He leaves behind extended family in the Salmon Arm area, and a wide circle of friends in Halifax. Bill was predeceased by brothers Jack and Robert Hautala, and sisters Mildred McArthur and Irene Stunden.
Special thanks are extended to staff of the VG’s Palliative Care unit for their compassionate care. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Plan Canada, or Amnesty International.

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KINGSTON: Robert of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 11, 2016
kingston robertMr. Robert Kingston from Hawkesbury passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Diane Kingston nee Legacy; the son of the late Christopher P. Kingston and of the late Ethel-Rose Betts; the loving father of Laurie (Tim Wayne) and Linda (Ian Hendel); the adored grandfather of Sacha and Daniel; the dear brother of Jean (Tom McPhee), N-S and Valerie (late Emery Caron) N-H, U.S.A. He was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.
He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration will held at a later date in New-Brunswick.

For those who wish, donations to the Arthritis Society, 2269 Riverside Dr. Unit 20, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8K2 would be appreciated.

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

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TRETHEWEY; Wilda of Guelph and formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on July 4, 2016

Trethewey;WildaTRETHEWEY; Wilda Grace (nee Breckenridge) was born in Huron County July 28th, 1926 to Lee and Anna (Wheeler) Breckenridge.  She has left us on July 2nd, 2016; joining her parents and brothers Dale, Alan, and Barry, and her sister Roma (Nicholson). She is survived by her brother Rae (Rita) Breckenridge, sister-in-law Fran Breckenridge and sister Brenda Perrie.   She was predeceased by her husband Marcus Leslie (Les)(1990).  Wilda leaves 4 children; Patricia (Elliott), Larry (Patti), Joan, and Brian (Kelly), was blessed with 8 grandchildren; Mark, Stephen (Sarah), Craig, and Steffanie Klingbeil and Ryan, Michael, Mercedes and Damian Trethewey, and also a great grandson Gabriel Klingbeil. She was appreciated for her quilting skills and her willingness to help in the Nichol Neighbourhood at Riverside Glen Home where she has been getting wonderful support as her memory declined.  It was a moving scene as she was escorted out of her last home for her trip back to Petrolia. Thank you to all the staff. Wilda served her home community – Huron and Lambton Counties – well for many years as a 4H member and leader and Women’s Institute member.  Thank you Needham-Jay funeral home for all the help and support in this difficult time.    As expressions of  memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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SMITH: Lonnie of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on June 29, 2016

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SMITH: Lonnie Charles

Peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, Lonnie Charles Smith passed away on June 28, 2016 at age 54.  Much beloved husband and partner for over 25 years of Beth Wilbur-Smith.  Adored and cherished father of Carissa (Cole Young) and Kiera. Treasured son of Ruth and Robert Smith of Digby, N.S.  Much loved brother of Carolyn (Ronnie) McNeill of Glacé Bay, N.S. and Clint (Janet) Smith of Windsor, ON. Also loved son-in-law of Velma and Wayne Wilbur and brother-in-law to Jeff (Karen) Wilbur and Tricia (Troy Carlson) Bokor. Missed by nieces and nephews David (Christina), Danny (Marie), Sarah (Sam), Rachel (Tom), Jevon (Joanna), Erin, Tyler, Claudia, Myla, Lela and Zavier.

The consummate family man, Lonnie devoted much time and energy to his family; his daughters will be part of his legacy.  He was an avid car enthusiast who took pride in doing his own repairs. He never met a dollar he didn’t want to save.  The favourite I.T. guy to many, his ideas and expertise were sought by others in his personal and professional life. Problem solving was as natural to him as breathing, but he insisted on efficient and pragmatic solutions at all times. His extensive knowledge of Ted talks, podcasts and audio books was willingly shared.  Most recently, he enjoyed coaching his team of I.T. professionals at Startech.com.  Lonnie was pleased to have joined the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2015.  Throughout his cancer journey, he was supported and encouraged by many family members, friends, neighbours and colleagues.  Spearheaded by his co-workers at Startech.com, Team Lonnie and Team Lonnie Too raised $25000 for the Brain Tumour Foundation at their recent walk.
Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Alvinston Community Centre on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia or the Brain Tumour Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

 

 

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SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael

SEKERAK, Anthony “Tony” Michael – At Bluewater Health, on Monday, June 20, 2016, Tony Sekerak died at the age of 56. Survived by his sister Rosemary Crabtree, Plympton-Wyoming and brothers Jim (Maryjane) Sekerak, Sarnia, Stephen Sekerak (Mary Lou Roche), Jeddore, N.S., David Sekerak (Margaret), Windsor, Emil Sekerak, Hamilton and Richard Sekerak, Halifax, N.S. Tony is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Louis & Anne Sekerak and infant son Dustin. The family wishes to acknowledge the special care given to Tony by Dr. Chris Greensmith, the staff at Palliative Care and CCAC. Thank you to his loyal buddy’s Ab Somlai and Bill Franks. Cremation has taken place with a private interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE. (519-344-3131) Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Tony Sekerak in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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Cusson, James Andrew of Sarnia

cussonpicPeacefully with his wife Betty by his side at Vision Nursing Home, JAMES ANDREW CUSSON passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Betty (Walsh) Cusson. Will be missed by nephews Robert (Carol) Cusson of Etobicoke and  Craig Meaney, Paul (Lisa) both of Newfoundland and sister in- law Lucy Meaney.  Predeceased by brothers Alex Cusson, Carl Cusson, sisters Theresa Cusson, Catherine Cusson and brother in-law Bob Meaney. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave. (at Charlesworth) Sarnia on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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BOWLES: Evelyn Olive “Nanny” (nee Roett) of Belleville

Posted by on June 9, 2016

olive photoBowles, Evelyn Olive “Nanny” (nee Roett) – at her home on Zion Road on June 6th 2016. Olive, born in Sydney, Cape Breton was in her 94th year. She is predeceased by her mother, Eunice Roett (nee Jameson), by her father, Wesley Roett Sr., by an older sister, Alma Best, by a younger sister, Gloria “Tootie” Roett, and by three brothers; Tom Miller, Everett Roett and Wesley Roett Jr.  Olive will be sadly missed by her sister Hazel Ruck.  She is predeceased by her oldest daughter, Patricia and loved by her surviving children; Delores, Shirley, Georgina, Eddie and Jackie.  Olive is predeceased by her grandson Charles and her great grandson Tyler and will be missed by her many remaining grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

There will be no formal ceremony.  A Celebration of her life will be held in the latter part of July, following that her cremated remains will be taken to Cape Breton Cemetery to rest with her family.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

Donations to Hospice Quinte of Grannies for Africa would be appreciated.

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