Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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LESOKY: Kenneth Wilfred of Winnipeg Formerly of Stead, MB and Nanaimo, BC

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Born: Feb 05, 1938
Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2017

“Is that you?”

After a long and valiant battle with ill health ­ but mercifully short final skirmish ­ Ken found peace at Victoria Hospital on July 26, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 79.

He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen; their children, Kevin (Colette) and Audra (George); his grandchildren, Garett and Shane who were the love and pride of his life; their mother Kim; siblings, Gerry, Louis and Donna (Brian); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Agnes (nee Deacon); and countless waterfowl, fish and all manner of forest fauna and flora unlucky enough to fall within his sharp sight. Born on February 5, 1938, Ken ­ if he is to be believed ­ was a true Stead ‘bad boy’ who raised foxes, shifted outhouses, lifted moonshine and flipped cars until he tripped up the aisle with Eileen Vincent in 1964. They moved from Pine Falls, MB to Nanaimo, BC in 1966 where Ken worked in a paper mill for 11 years. He also angled to considerably deplete west coast fish stocks, and raise Five Star Whiskey stock prices, on camping weekends with his family and the lifelong friends he made there.

Moving back to Stead, MB in 1977 to take over Lesosky’s General Store, Ken continued to work as a millwright in Pine Falls until his retirement in 2000. A baseball back catcher, hockey goalie, avid sportsman, ceaseless tinkerer, hearty tippler, merciless jokester, Gull Lake Olympian, and casual collector of mostly useless things ­ Ken lived large until a stroke shrank his life in 2010. After seven years of struggle, and several other cruel health blows Ken had enough and took his leave.

A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Stead, MB with a reception to follow at Stead Community Centre. Fr. James Gray will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ken’s life, but please note that the church is very small and will likely only accommodate family. An attempt will be made to broadcast the service in the churchyard, however, so please bring lawn chairs and bug spray. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada to support the fowl families of those Ken blasted from the skies.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268­3510 or MB Toll Free 1­ 877­776­2220 www.soberingfuneralchapel.com

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PEGLER: Michael Francis of Emo Ontario Formerly of London, England; Fairford, MB; Winnipeg,MB; Leaf Rapids, MB

Posted by on July 27, 2017

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With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Mike Pegler, 84, of Emo, Ont., on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Emo Health Centre.
Mike was born on Dec. 7, 1932 in London, England to Francis and Marie Pegler. He came to Canada in 1968.
Mike worked as a carpenter, miner, security guard, and helped build the Winnipeg Square. He also worked at the Thompson mines in the 60’s, CFB Pinimuta & the Mattabi Mine in the 1970s, built furniture, log cabins, the barn and renovated the house at Fairford, and doll houses, and was an avid painter (a true artist). He was an avid Archer, having won several trophies in England.
In his later years, he even took on a job restoring boats when he was supposed to be retired.
Mike will be lovingly remembered by his three children, Lyle of Winnipeg, Man., Barb of Fort Frances, Ont., and William (Karyn) of Winnipeg, Man.; and will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Patrick, Chris, Austin, Kasta, Justin, and Brady; and his great-grandchildren, Aaleah, Natalie, Sierra, Aaron, and Emery and former wife/friend Glenda.
He also is survived by his brother, John (June) Pegler of England; and several nieces and nephews.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Marie; and wife, Elizabeth (2009).
A time fellowship in Mike’s memory will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the CNIB or the Canadian Diabetes Association c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com

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TZETZOS: Constantinos of Bucerias Formerly of Vancouver, Whistler, Squamish, Castlegar, Thompson, Athens, Agrinion

Posted by on July 27, 2017

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Constantinos “Kosta” Tzetzos passed away in the early morning on June 7, 2017 in his home at Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico and will be joining his predeceased wife and mother of his children, Eleftheria. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Leslie, his son Vasilios[Bill] (Eirian) and daughter Maria Sideris (George). Grandchildren Steffan (Stacey), Mathew (Kristina), Spiro and Rhea, and his great grandson Alexander.  He will also be missed by all his extended family and the many friends he has made along the way. Kosta had a full and exciting life. He was born on April 18, 1933 in Agrinion, Greece. He married Eleftheria in 1956 and immigrated to Canada in 1963 and soon after became a serial entrepreneur. He owned TV and electronics businesses?, restaurants and an appliance shop in Whistler. Kosta or Papou, as he was known to his family, is best known for his vigor and enthusiasm. Kosta loved to live life to its fullest and loved to party, especially when he was the host. He married Leslie Leatham in 1988 and in 2011 moved to Mexico for health reasons. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes spread in his adopted home of Bucerias. There are no formal services or celebrations planned at this time. Please do not send flowers. Kosta would want you to celebrate his life by having a glass of wine in his memory while listening to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” and dancing to “Zorba”.
He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

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GERARD; Kathy and Larry of Kamloops, BC

Posted by on July 20, 2017

 

December 28, 1950 – June 30, 2017

Gerard; On Friday,  June 30, 2017 Kathy Gerard passed away in her sleep at the age of 67, with her loving husband by her side.  She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and family as a generous and outgoing person.

August 22, 1952 – July 3, 2017

Gerard; On Monday, July 3, 2017 Larry Gerard passed away in his sleep with his sister Jeanette by his side at the age of 65. He will be lovingly remembered by his many siblings, their families and many friends.

As the two young lovers in Romeo and Juliet, the bond that Larry and Kathy shared could not be broken. The timing of their passing shows how much they loved one another and how they yearned to be together once again.

Family and friends were able to be with them before their passing to reminisce and listen to stories of their past. We are all grateful to have you both in our lives and the times that we shared. Although we are saddened by your passing, we are so glad you are together again.

We would like to thank the staff at the Hospice in Kamloops for all their comfort and support to not only Kathy and Larry but to the many family and friends who came.

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REDDECOPP, David of RR1 Linwood

Posted by on May 1, 2017

David Reddecopp – of Linwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the age of 46. He and his family were on a trip when he died of complications of a grand mal seizure in Longview Texas.  David was a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Church.  He repented of his sins and received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour on May 8, 1996.  He was baptized on October 20, 1996.

Beloved husband of Susana (Peters) Reddecopp whom he married in 1996.  Loving father of Alexander, Sandra, Abigail, Jeremiah, Benaiah, Isabella, Anita, Theodor, Timothy, John, Galina and Armando.  Son of Aganetha (Froese) Redecopp.  Brother of Anna and John Thiessen, Maria and Jake Redecop, Nancy Redecop, Isaac and Susan Reddecopp, Pedro and Tina Reddecopp.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Susana Peters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Henry and Maria Knelsen, Bill and Anita Dyck, Doug and Tina Kroeker, Martin and Eva Fast, David and Elisa Friesen, David and Margarita Harder, Abe and Vonda Dyck.

Predeceased by his father Isaac Redecopp.

Visitation at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood on Monday May 1 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Isaac Bueckert and John Janzen officiating.  Interment in Poole Mennonite Cemetery, Poole.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Lighthouse Gospel Church appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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BAZILEWICH: Allan of Exeter, formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on April 25, 2017

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, April 23, 2017 of Exeter formerly of Winnipeg in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Marcia (Little) Bazilewich of Exeter, and the late Diane Bazilewich (2005). Cremation with inurnment Assumption Cemetery & Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Winnipeg. Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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PHINN, Anne Jane (Brown) of Winnipeg, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, age 88

Posted by on April 13, 2017

PHINN:  Anne Jane Phinn, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, died at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, April 13, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia.  Born on October 7, 1928 to Herb and Fernie (nee Chambers) Brown of London, Ontario.  Anne was predeceased by most of her family; husband Ted; daughter Ellen; son Roric Ryan; mother Fernie; father Herb; sister Joyce “Tigger” Dean and nephew Kelly.  She is survived by her son Tory and his wife Faye of Winnipeg, grandchildren Eli, Joel, Gen, Deanna and Derek, Krista and Adam and 3 great-grandchildren Malachi, Quinn and Laya.  Anne Jane was the epitome of strength and uniqueness, a brae bonny lass, with an unassailable optimism for life.  She had an unquenchable curiosity for all things.  Her love of animals was obvious as she fed all the stray cats, skunks, raccoons, crows and squirrels in the neighbourhood.  Her dog, Sable, has a large personality much like her own.  Due to the untimely death of her husband, Anne, at age 39, was left to raise 3 children on her own.  She gathered her strength and soldiered on with clarity and purpose.  Her pride was her farm, her sand pit operation, real estate and politics.  Her vibrancy and zest for life led her to become a crack shot, an avid golfer and tennis player.  She also loved poetry, a good glass, friends and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Anne decided to leave this world, hence the Jays poor start to the season and hopefully they can turn things around. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, April 17, 2017 with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the service.  Interment Bethesda Cemetery, 542 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster at 2:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Humane Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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KETCHESON: James William Freeman of Belleville

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Ketcheson, James William Freeman – at his residence on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in his 99th year.  Son of the late George and Irene (nee Prentice) Ketcheson.  Beloved husband of Gwen Wright of Belleville and the late Edna Ketcheson (nee Smithrim).  Loving father of Jane (Jack) Herbert of Guelph, Marion (Duncan) Goldie of St. Thomas, Sarah Wilson of Winnipeg and George (Velma) Ketcheson of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Jim is survived by his brother, Robert (Arlene) Ketcheson of Oakville and predeceased by his sisters Joan Reid and Doris Ketcheson.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Jim worked many years as the office manager at the Coca-Cola plant in Belleville.  A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church, 25 Holloway Street Belleville on Wednesday, April 19th 2017 at 11:30 a.m. with the family receiving friends from 10:30 until the time of service.  Private inurnment at Belleville Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to St. Matthew’s United Church or to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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EVANS, George Alwyn

Posted by on March 29, 2017

George A Evans passed away peacefully at Hospice in Barrie, Ontario, on March 28, 2017 at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family and dog Snoopy. George courageously fought his battle with cancer, hardly slowing down, with true dignity. George was born, raised and educated in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. He is pre-deceased by his parents Frank and Eva (nee Johnston) Evans, and two sisters Anita (Jake) Smiley and Doreen (Edward) Murray. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane (nee Forsyth), three daughters Kim (Stephen) Milak, Katherine (Craig) Pearson and Karen (Steve) Livesey, and three grandchildren Alexandra and Ethan Milak, and Natasha Pearson. He will be sorrowfully missed by many cousins, nephews and nieces in Manitoba and Ontario. George worked for CN Rail for nearly forty years, ending his career as Head of Signal Maintenance from Toronto to Armstrong Ontario. After retiring in 1993, George started his own business maintaining signals for the Contractor that looked after the Signals in Barrie Ontario for the next fifteen years. Over the years, George kept in contact with many of his school friends, and Railway coworkers. The family thanks Dr. Melissa Witty for her compassion and care throughout the years.

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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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Rosine: Arlene (jeanet) of kamloops bc Formerly of Winnipeg Manitoba

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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ROSINE, Jeanet Arlene, peacefully in Kamloops, BC on February 10th 2017, age 71 after a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer.

Her loss is felt deeply by sons Darren Scherbain of Phuket, Thailand; Kevin Scherbain (Elena) of Kamloops; Travis Porter (Jacqueline) of Toronto; and Bram Porter of Guelph

Much loved sister to Ken Rosine (Janet) of Wasaga Beach ON, Marilyn Rosine of Yardley, PA, and Grandmother of Cecilia & Charlie Scherbain in Kamloops.

Arlene was born December 6th, 1945 in Rivercrest, Manitoba to Samuel & Redena Rosine, whose deaths predeceased hers in 1967 & 1969 (respectively), as well as that of her youngest brother, Dennis, in 1990. As a teenager Arlene spent her summers working among other things as a camp counsellor at the YMHA. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology.

Arlene was a renaissance woman with many talents and interests. Her love of aboriginal art resulted in co-founding Winnipeg’s Wah-sa Gallery in 1976. In that same city, she worked for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the North Main Development Corp. and the What’s On publication. Arlene taught English and co-ran a Youth Hostel in the U.K. in the early 70’s. And, during the final 11 years of her career-life, taught ESL in South Korea, where she was & will be missed by her many students.

Arlene leaves behind many friends including her caring Sisters of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Kamloops, Lois Orten, Steven Moskovitch and Sharon Segal, Ross Porter, Gary Scherbain, and Bill Lobchuk.

We will all miss her curious nature, her loving tenderness, her fondness for a good book, her enjoyment of many styles of music, and her infectious sense of humour. A tribute to Arlene will be held Thursday, February 23rd at the Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street from 2 pm to 5 pm, to Celebrate her Life. In liux of flowers, please donate to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre http://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret

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RICHARDS: Shauna Leigh (Shaunski) of Winnipeg Formerly of Courtenay and Kelowna

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Richards, Shauna Leigh Oct 2, 1977 – Dec 18, 2016 There are no words to express our shock and sorrow with the sudden passing of our beautiful, spirited, loving Shauna, who died in Winnipeg, at the age of 39. Grandpa’s “little Toad” was called home to the open, loving arms of her family in heaven. Shauna was born in Ladysmith, BC In 1977. Her short life took her on a journey through Nanaimo, Nimpkish, Vernon Camp, Woss, Port McNeill, Courtenay, Westbank, Kelowna, and finally Winnipeg. The fuel in your engine, the Baileys in your coffee, the spark to ignite fireworks, and a trigger for an hysterical belly laugh are only a few analogies to describe Shauna! Always searching to fill a void, Shauna became lost after the death of her dad in 1994, and now she is found. She was known to pedal the Winnipeg streets on her mountain bike; her tiny dog, “Ruff”, tucked close to her body, hair flying in the wind like her dad, Brian, on his Harley! Be together finally and entertain in heaven! Shauna was predeceased by her dad, Brian,, sister Kelly, grandparents Anne and Sanford Garrah, and Jean and Ken Richards. A colourful journey, on sometimes bumpy roads, was Shauna’s path to eternity. She leaves behind her mom, Sharon, siblings Mike McNulty, Shannon (Clint) Cadwallader, Matt (Carly) Richards, partner Shaun, and stepson Marcus. Also mourning her passing aunts and uncles Judy (Wayne), Chris (Marcie) and cousins Patrick (Barb), Terry (Heather), Morgan, and Darcy (Catherine) and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Shauna will be buried close to her dad in the Port McNeill cemetery at a later date. Donations in Shauna’s name, to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated. Love you forever and ever “Our beautiful little Toad”. Picture can be viewed at Campbell River Mirror online.

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KORZENOSKI: Earl of Vernon Formerly of Grandview, Manitoba; Sicamous, BC; Norway House, Manitoba

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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On December 16, 2016 Earl Korzenoski at the age of 86 passed away peacefully at his home in Vernon, British Columbia with his wife Nellie (Holomay) at his side as well as his children. Earl faced his illness with courage, grace and dignity.
He leaves behind his daughters Bernice, Heather (Harry), Audrey (Glen), Kim (Doug) and son Earl (Catherine) plus his 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He had a special bond with all of his sons- in-law Harry, Rob, Doug, Willie and Glen. As well he will be missed by his brother Edward and wife Florence, plus his sister Jane and Dennis.
Earl was predeceased by his son Lloyd, mother Pauline, father John, brother Malcolm, sisters Stella, Frankie and Lillian as well as his relatives Mike and Annie Holomay, Stella and Melvin Prokopowich, Tillie and Bert Ouelette, Adam Posyniak, Edward and Nick Holomay, George and Barry Persunka, Bob Stretch, Mike Stykylo and Frank Puchailo.
Earl took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their accomplishments through the years. He was their greatest cheerleader and was always there to lean on when life was tough. Nothing would stop him from visiting his family even the many miles he had to travel to maintain contact . He is remembered by his large hands that would hold you with lovingness.
Earl was born in Venlaw, Manitoba on April 8, 1930 and grew up and worked on the farm with his family. He worked in Sudbury, Ontario cutting pulp wood as a teenager. Earl and Nellie were married on October 1, 1952; they met when Nellie was teaching in the one room school in Venlaw, where they lived for two years on the farm. They were married for sixty- four wonderful years. Earl and Nellie moved to Toronto Ontario where Earl worked in a car factory. From there they moved to Atikokan, Ontario; first working driving a taxi then working in the mine. Earl had an accident while working at the mine and spent several months in Toronto Hospital ; he did not let this define his life. From there the family moved first to Gilbert Plains, Manitoba for a short period of time and then to Grandview, Manitoba where they raised their family for twelve years. Earl managed the B/A oil plant and worked closely with many farmers in the community. He was on Town Council in Grandview. He then ran his farm equipment business with his brother Malcolm. In 1971 they moved to Brandon for one year and then moved to Norway House, Manitoba for another twelve years. Earl was the Superintendent of Operations for the Frontier School Division during this time. From there they moved to Fort Nelson, British Columbia where he worked for Northern Metallic. In 1985 they moved to Salmon Arm with the intention of retiring. Within the next year Earl & Nellie operated an Esso station in Sicamous, British Columbia for three years. He officially retried when he was 60. They continued to live in Sicamous for twenty-four years. They moved to Kelowna in 2014 and then to Vernon in 2016. As demonstrated by his strong work ethic Earl proved that working hard had great rewards. His commitment to family was shown everyday in his life through his actions.
Earl lived his life with a strong sense of fairness, honesty and integrity in his personal life, with his family and his working relationships. He always kept himself busy living life fully. He had many passions including farming, hunting, golfing, cutting firewood, fishing, boating, walking, cooking and fixing all sorts of running machines. He liked to travel and when he did he included as many of his family members as he could, sometimes driving a caravan throughout the provinces and Northwest Territories and Yukon.
Earl always had his doors open to his home. Over the years family stayed for long periods of time sometimes working with him at his businesses and sharing their lives with him. Earl helped in the raising of his grandchildren; with some living with him for many years. Earl loved being a mentor and friend to the people in his life. He was willing to share his time, energy and wisdom with all.
Earl had a great sense of humor and loved to tease everyone. Earl’s motto was laugh as often as you breathe. He showed us how to be open and accept change, how to be excited about life and new experiences and created many life long memories to all that he touched.
Earl loved to drive. He would take his family for their regular Sunday drives after Church, sometimes to the farm to visit and work with relatives and sometimes just to drive and explore the country roads. Picking wild fruits and mushrooms was a particular joy for everyone. When living in Norway House the drive to Grandview included a long drive on winter ice roads with ice raising behind him as he travelled. He taught us to be brave and to try even if you thought you would fail; he was encouraging and loving.
Earl loved living and working in Norway House; he enjoyed fishing trips and would charter planes from Gary Long with family and friends. In particular, Earl loved working with the people of the community. He was a leader of people and mentored many. He is still fondly remembered in Norway House.
Earl followed the world events of news and had a love of politics. He always loved to carry on great conversations related to the latest news and would share the events with others.
Earl had a special love for his pets Jake, Billy and Cam. They were part of his family and went on all trips with him.
Our memories of him holding all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will forever be in our hearts. His spirit will always be present in our minds and hearts.
Those wishing to honor Earl’s memory may do so by changing your oil regularly and keeping your fuel tank on the top half.
A celebration of life will occur in the future. Earl will be loved and missed by all his family and many life long friends through eternity. He has left us all with many precious memories.

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DAY: Harry E., of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 13, 2016

DAY, Harry E., of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2016, in his 77th year.  Beloved husband for 37 years to the late Jenita “Jenny” (nee Garnier) Day (2010).  Father of Tabby “Mike”, Rob (Sue), Mark (Julie), and Jeff (Jessica).  Brother of William Day (Carol), Robert “Terry” Day (Jo Ann), Donna McIntyre (late Earl), Ethel Bradt (late Donald), and the late Iris Else (late John).  Also survived by 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in South Norfolk, Manitoba, October 5, 1940, he was the son of the late William and Ivy (nee Ashby) Day.  Harry was a retired employee of GM Diesel, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519) 631-1160.

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

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MILLER: Grace May of London

Posted by on December 5, 2016
25135-miller2MILLER, Grace May… After a brief illness following her 100th birthday, Grace May Miller passed away at Elmwood Place, London on Friday, December 2, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Percy H. Miller. Cherished mother of Maureen Tipping and her husband Thomas of London and Catherine Miller of London. Also loved by her grandchildren Michael (Danika) and Brian Tipping (Rebecca) and her great-grandchildren Keira, Madison, Jacob, Leif and Freja Tipping. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy MacFadyen of Winnipeg. Dearly missed by Jen Esplin of Toronto. Predeceased by her son David K. Miller, grandson Stephen Tipping and brothers Paul and Lynn MacFadyen. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and raised in Zealandia, Grace arrived in London with her husband Percy in September 1944. Grace was actively involved in many organizations within Metropolitan United Church, including the Senior Choir, the U.C.W. and the Board of Stewards. Friends will be received by the family from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London N6A 3P8, where the funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am. Interment of cremated remains at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Metropolitan United Church General Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184.

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Stark; Robert of Proton Station resting at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton

Posted by on December 3, 2016

memSTARK; Robert Michael

Surrounded by his loving family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 of Proton Station in his 75th year. Loving husband of Julia nee Handzik. Dear father of Robert, his wife Candice, Michael and his wife Amy all of London. Proud and dedicated grandfather of Julia and Gabriel. Bob will be missed by his many friends, family, and Manitoban cousins along with his beloved Honey. Bob was an avid outdoorsman enjoying the wooded area behind his home and fishing. He will always be remembered for his expertise in mycology. The Stark family would like to thank Dr. Brian Power and the incredible nursing staff at GBHS – Markdale. A private family memorial has taken place. If desired memorial contributions can be made to the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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Drapotoy: JOHN PETER OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 13, 2016

dropotaywebDRAPOTOY, JOHN PETER-  After a lengthy illness at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, on November 12, 2016 JOHN DRAPOTOY passed away at the age of  72.   

He is survived by his loving wife Diane (Sawchuk) Drapotoy of Sarnia and mother- in- law Olga Kazina Sawchuk Luby of Beausejour, Manitoba.  John was a loving father to his son Jason John Drapotoy (Christina), and granddaughter Jenna Drapotoy, grandson Jacob Drapotoy. Dear dad to his daughter Dayna Lee (Drapotoy) Salisbury (Rick), and grandson Shane Salisbury and grandson Curtis Salisbury. Survived by his only brother William Drapotoy (Sharon) of White Fox, Saskatchewan and sister- in-law Myrtle Sawchuk Novakoski  (Rudy) of Tyndall, Manitoba, sister- in- law Pauline Sawchuk Thorarinson (Arnie) of Tyndall, Manitoba, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and good friends. John is predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary Drapotoy of Beausejour, Manitoba, and father-in-law John Sawchuk and step father-in-law Bill Luby.

                                                            John was born, raised, and married in Beausejour, Manitoba.

He moved to Ontario in 1972 to work for the Operators union in Toronto. After an early retirement, he owned and operated a small topsoil business in Sarnia for about 10 years. His final years were filled with family activities and his beloved dog “Skippy”. Also, fun times line dancing with our good friends and playing cards at the Strangway center.

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Cremation has taken place and at this time there will be no memorial Service but a “Celebration of Life” will be announced at a much later date.

In John’s memory, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation which would be greatly appreciated by the family.  

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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WINTERTON: John of Hensall

Posted by on September 29, 2016

style-11-4x6-w300At South Huron Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 of Hensall in his 80th year. Predeceased  by his wife Marilyn (Sargent) Winterton?. Dear brother of Cheryl Ryan of Manitoba.

Cremation with private family arrangements.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (www.haskettfh.com) entrusted with arrangements.

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ELLINGHAUS: Hans Volker of Terrace Formerly of Germany

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Hans Volker Ellinghaus passed away peacefully on September 3rd after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernst Ellinghaus and Elisabeth (nee Kaumanns) and his sister. He is survived by his loving partner of 10 years, Fiona. He is also survived by his son and best friend, Falk, his wife Stacey and their children, Selina and Koen. He is also survived by his daughter, Stephanie, her husband Gerry and their children, Shanna and Joey. Also his ex wife Sheila. Volker had many friends through the Ministry Of Forests as he had a career with there for 20 years until his retirement in 2010. Prior to that he had a career with the German Military Police. He was a good and kind man with a gentle spirit. He will be missed by many and loved forever by those who knew him best. Rest in Peace.

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VAN OOSTROM: Cornelis “Keith” of Strathroy

Posted by on September 15, 2016

image_0Peacefully passed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 with family by his side at Strathmere Lodge; Keith Van Oostrom in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Dora for 57 years. Dear father of Tony (Rosemary) Van Oostrom of Fenwick, Ontario, Judy (Brian) MacNeil of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sharon (Otto) Vander Werf of Strathroy, Ontario.  Loving Opa of Michael, Colin, Daniel and Janine. Keith is survived by his 2 brothers and sister all living in the Netherlands.

Predeceased by his parents Antonius and Gijsberta Van Oostrom, and 3 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to thank the VON at Trillium Village and the staff of Strathmere Lodge. Special thanks also to Pierina Porciello, Helen Green, Joe White and to all friends who have given their support and friendship.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue at DENNING’S on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 9; 30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Pirt officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations to All Saints Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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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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BADOUR: Marta (Marti) of Sechelt Formerly of Winnipeg, MB

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Marta Badour (nee Pastuszenko) born April 11, 1924 passed away peacefully in Sechelt, BC on August 7, 2016. At 92 yrs of age, Marta is pre-deceased by her siblings John, and Anne, and her two children, Glennis and Garnet (Garry). She will be sadly missed by her siblings, Olga, Eva, and Raymond, and their children, her grandchildren, Jeff, Angie, Christina and Rob, her great grandchildren, Rachel, Raynen, Corson, Leif and Celeste, and never to be forgotten, by those truly long-time important and close to her; Louise, Jean, Brownie and Kay. A Service will be held Friday, Sept 9, 2016 at 2pm in Port Coquitlam, BC.

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Watson: Vernon (Vern) of Abbotsford Formerly of Portage la Prairie

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with sadness that the family of Vernon Grant Watson announces his passing on Friday, July 8th, 2016, at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Vern passed peacefully in his sleep at Worthington Pavilion in Abbotsford BC., where he resided. Predeceased by his wife Vicki, parents William and Mary Watson, brothers Arnold, Alvin, Glen, sisters Edna, Phoebe, Ada. Vern will be lovingly remembered by his children Grant (Sandy), Kelly (Tara-Dawn) and Scott, grandchildren Nathan (Amanda), Brandy (Bryan), Shane, great grandchildren Simon and Gabiel as well as very close friends Ron and Deb Barbon.
Vern was born in Brandon MB. On March 22nd, 1924 and raised in Plumas MB on the family farm. He joined the armed forces in 1943 and served 4 years. After leaving the forces he became a stationary engineer in Portage la Prairie, MB where he was employed by the Manitoba and Federal governments until his retirement. Vern also started a roofing company in Portage that became Watson’s Roofing. Vern moved to Abbotsford BC. in 1987 where he lived until his passing.
He was very proud of his athletic accomplishments that included baseball, fastball, golf, curling and darts. He was known as one of the best fastball pitches of his era winning multiple local and Manitoba Championships with the Portage Mercurys. One of his fondest memories was out dueling Eddie Feigner’s King and His Court team. Vern was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame in 2003.
A private memorial service will be held in Portage la Prairie for family members.
Memorial donations may be made to the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame Memorial Fund at 321-145 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

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Lloyd: Theresa of Sarnia

5787c16f842a7LLOYD, THERESA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Theresa Letitia (Mooney) Lloyd passed away at 100 years of age. She was the loving wife of the late Elton (Bill) Lloyd. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Henrietta Mooney, sisters Ruth Dickson (Bob), Annetta (Paul) Thibault, brothers Walter (Minnie), Albert (Pearl), James, Floyd (Margaret) and Arthur (Opal) . Will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Theresa was born in Saskatchewan and was a longtime Sarnia resident. She had retired from CIBC after 27 years of service and was a longtime member of St. Georges Anglican Church (All Saints). Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12 o’clock noon with family and friends being received at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made  to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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