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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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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McCartney, John Lockhart of Sarnia

McCartney-webMcCARTNEY, JOHN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 28, 2016, John Lockhart McCartney, age 92 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband for 65 years of the late Helen “Bunnie” (Seeley) McCartney (2011). He will be sadly missed by his daughter Patricia Alice Kohn (Erling) of Sarnia and son David John (Beth Parisotto) of Vancouver. He is survived by grandchildren Julieanne Welsh (Gregory), David Erling Kohn, Matthew Christian Kohn, Nathan David McCartney, Benjamin Samuel McCartney, Sara Parisotto Simeone and Stephanie Perisotto, great-grandchildren Bradley Gregory Welsh and Emily Claire Welsh. He was also predeceased by his daughter Margaret Jane (1979), parents David (1967) and Gemima Grainger (1965) and his brother David Grainger McCartney (2004). Dad was a proud New Brunswicker and was born in St. John on October 22nd, 1923. He was an ardent community supporter and was involved in many community activities. The ones he was most proud of were; He was a former Chair of the Board of the Lambton Health Unit. Dad was a Provincial Appointee to the District Health Council and a Provincial Appointee to the St. Clair Parkway where he served on this Board for 10 years, the last 5 as Vice-Chairman. He retired from Ethyl Canada in 1983. His WWII service from 1941 was in the Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS Huron). He was mentioned in dispatches. He was a founding member of the committee to preserve his sister ship, the HMCS Haida which is now a living museum in Hamilton, ON. Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of Dad’ life held at a future date. Memorial gifts made to Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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BERTHELOT, Constance (née Forcier) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2016

BERTHELOT, ConstanceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Ulric “Rickie” Berthelot of Val Caron. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Jeanne (née Vinette) Forcier. Loving mother of Gérald (Dianne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, J.P. of Sudbury, Gilles (Angela) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Joanne Marois (Eric) and Carole Perreault (Alain) both of Ottawa. Predeceased by her sister Yvette Young and her brother Ronald Forcier. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Martin (Cydney), Matthew (Amy), Sarah, Courtney, Rachelle, Anick (Jake), Isabelle, Nickola, Kaëlle (Christian), Kollin (Roxanne) and by her great-grandchildren Claire and Evelyn. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley.  Donations to the St-Joseph Continuing Care can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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CORMIER: Ronald Joseph of Markham Formerly of Toronto, Moncton

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4CORMIER, Ronald Joseph, 61, of Markham, passed away at the Toronto General Hospital on Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Ron was predeceased by his loving wife Yolande in 2001 and his sister Georgette in 1990. He is survived by son and son-in-law Marc and Gregory, daughter-in-law Rebecca and sister Juliette. Loving uncle to his nephew and niece Andrew and Claire, he will be missed, but never forgotten. His kind and spirited demeanor, as well as his love of life, made him a friend to many. He will be remembered for his warm and vibrant personality and his great sense of humor. Private family arrangements have been made. A special gathering to commemorate Ron’s life for his friends and family, took place yesterday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed 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 recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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WARNER, Helen Charlotte (Hicks) recently of Grand Bend, ON. formerly of Moncton, N.B., age 91

Posted by on February 10, 2016

WARNER, HelenWARNER:  Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Friday, February 05, 2016, Helen Charlotte (Hicks) Warner, recently of Grand Bend, ON., formerly of Moncton, N.B., age 91.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of the late Jim (2010) and Sharon McIntosh of Carlton Place, ON. and Bob McIntosh and Kate McKenzie of Grand Bend, ON.  Cherished grandma of Jason and Becky McIntosh of Oxford Mills, ON., Rob and Chelsea McIntosh of Dashwood, ON.,  Jennifer McIntosh of Simcoe, ON.  Treasured great-grandma of Michaella, Cole, Brenda Grace, Declan, Maleah and Olivia. Survived by her brothers Harvey and Doris Hicks and Gordon and Phyllis Hicks of Moncton, N.B.  Remembered by her many special nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her husbands Jack Warner and Allen McIntosh, parents Fred and Bertha (Biggs) Hicks, sister Ethel, brothers Roy, Russell, Fred, Lloyd, Calvin and Kenneth.  At Helen’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in McKees Mills, N.B. at a later date.  Helen was a member of the Women’s Probus Club of Moncton, she served in the Canadian Armed Forces in WW II and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  If desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque to the Royal Canadian Legion or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BERTHELOT, Constance (née Forcier) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on February 5, 2016

BERTHELOT, ConstanceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Beloved wife of Ulric “Rickie” Berthelot of Val Caron. Daughter of the late Albert and the late Jeanne (née Vinette) Forcier. Loving mother of Gérald (Dianne) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, J.P. of Sudbury, Gilles (Angela) of Moncton, New Brunswick, Joanne Marois (Eric) and Carole Perreault (Alain) both of Ottawa. Predeceased by her sister Yvette Young and her brother Ronald Forcier. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Martin (Cydney), Matthew (Amy), Sarah, Courtney, Rachelle, Anick (Jake), Isabelle, Nickola, Kaëlle (Christian), Kollin (Roxanne) and by her great-grandchildren Claire and Evelyn. Lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Church, Blezard Valley. Donations to the St-Joseph Continuing Care can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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DENCH: Mrs. Patricia A. “Pat” (nee Bennett), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2015

DENCH, Mrs. Patricia A. “Pat” (nee Bennett), 77, of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 23, 2015. Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years to the late John M. Dench (2006). Loving mother of Michael Dench (Raeda) of St. Thomas, Neil Dench (Wendy) of Windsor, and John Dench (Kathleen) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Ryan Dench, Andrew Poirier, Laura Poirier (Mike Paul), Carla Poirier (Adam Hilborn), Jordan Destun (Kim), and Robin Destun. Loved sister of Sheila Stewart (Roy) of Oakville, and Joan Whale (late Harry) of Hanover. Dear friend of Linda LeBlanc and Don LéGere of Moncton, NB. Born in England, May 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (nee Belshaw) Bennett. Pat formerly taught cake decorating at Fanshawe College, St. Thomas. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to attend an open house at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 265 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, December 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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LYNDS, Boyd Edward of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 10, 2015

LYNDS, BoydIn loving memory of Boyd Edward Lynds, 77 years. It is with deep sadness the family announces his passing on June 10th, 2015. Devoted husband of 57 years to Gail (Goudreau). Loving father of Karen Cruickshank (Robert), Robbie, Eddie (Arlene), Randy (Lise), and Kimberly Gorman (David). Kind and caring Grandpa to his special grandchildren whom he adored; Derek (Allison), Robbie (Brittany), Shannon, Blake, Brandon, Keefer, Karee, Mariah, Carter, Dylan, Ethan, and Jensen. Great Grandpa to five wonderful great grandchildren. Dear son to the late Harry and Vera (Beers) Lynds. Cherished brother to Randy (Dorothy), St. Catherines, Harry (Dorothy) (Predeceased), Garson, Charlie (Vera), St. Catherines, Ronnie (Jeanette), Welland, Onie MacWilliams, Moncton, Mona (Herman) Berry, Moncton, Karen (Stan) (predeceased) Miscampbell, Ottawa, Elner (Lyman) (predeceased) Allen, Ajax, Robert (predeceased), Miles, Victoria, and Roger (predeceased). Boyd was born on October 16, 1937 in Kent County, New Brunswick and grew up with a strong dedication to work and family. He moved to Ontario at the age of 14 and lived with his oldest brother Randy and his wife Dorothy. At the age of 18 he moved to Sudbury to live with his brother Harry and his wife DeeDee and found work. He met and married the love of his life on August 9th, 1958 and raised a family in Garson, Ontario. He was an exceptional role model; he was patient, kind and generous with his love and was always willing to share his knowledge. He enjoyed sports, music, nature, cards, tinkering with his truck, puttering in the yard, just being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Boyd will be remembered for his most hardy laugh. He had a quick wit and he truly loved to make people laugh with his never ending sense of humour. You could always count on “Boydie” to give you the best hugs that could just brighten your day. Even though there will be many tears being shed here on earth, note that there will be much laughter in heaven. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Joseph Foundation (Continuing Care Centre) Sudbury, Ontario. You may go online to light a memorial candle, make donations or write messages of condolences at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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GREEN: Patricia Diane (nee Brown) of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on June 6, 2015

Patricia Green

GREEN – Patricia (nee Brown) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully on June 5, 2015 at the age of 62.  Loving wife of Rhodes Green.  Dear daughter of Leon Brown and Joan Giles. Cherished mother of Ken Ryan, Angela (Brent) McVittie, and Chad Collins; stepmother of Kevin Green, and Scott (Donna) Green. Loving sister of Linda (Gerlof) Katoen, Debbie (Larry) Sims, Shelley (Gary) Peters, Jennifer (Bob) Heine, and Mary (Murray) Hunt.  Dear grandmother of Jeff, Megan, Scott, Rebecca, Hannah, Keenan, and Neveah.  Great-grandmother of Hannah and Ryan.  Patricia is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her ex-husband Dana Collins, and her stepfather Jeff Giles.  Patricia worked as a seamstress at St. Joseph’s in London.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In keeping with Patricia’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Private scattering of ashes will take place at the Old St. Thomas Church Cemetery scattering garden.  If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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ESTEY: A. Jean (Parker) of Exeter, and formerly of Newcastle NB

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Estey, JeanAt South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Friday, May 22, 2015, of Exeter and formerly of Newcastle, New Brunswick in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) Estey (1998). Dear mother of Judy and Stephen Collins of Orillia. Dear grandmother of Katie and Tom Cavers of Collingwood, and Michael and Caroline Collins of Bradford; and great-grandmother of Lawrence. Dear sister-in-law of Waldo Steeves of New Minas NS, Cora Parker of Moncton NB, Edwin Estey of Miramichi NB, Fred Estey of Sunny Corner NB, Clare Harris of Warwick NB, and long-time family friend Lois Walton of Moncton NB. Predeceased by her sister Ruth Steeves, brother Everett Parker, and her in-laws Edna Mower, Dalen Kingston, Ruth Murphy, Belle LeBlanc, Gerald Estey, George Estey, Sarah Lynch, and Joanne Estey.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday evening 6-8 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:30 PM with Bob Heywood officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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SMITH: Mary Alice Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Smith, Mary Alice Elizabeth (nee Doyle) – peacefully at home on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in her 81st year. Daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Doyle. Beloved spouse of Robert Smith of Belleville. Loving mother of Darrell Warner (Alexandra) of Trenton, Kimberley Johnston, Dwayne Smith, Michael Smith (Pao) all of Belleville, Shawnda Smith (David) of Stirling and Laura Warner also Belleville. She is predeceased by her son Ernie Warner. Cherished Nanny of Eric, Rheannon, Jade, Tarynn, Griffin, Shawnda Lily and Heidi and great grandmother of Kaleb, Ethan and Alexis. Elizabeth is survived by her siblings Dolly Trainor, Beverley Lablanc, Linus Doyle all of Charlottetown, PEI and Janet Pickard of Moncton, NB. She is also predeceased by several siblings. She is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

The family is planning a celebration of life. Time to be announced later in the spring.

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

The family would like to express their gratitude to Paramed and Community Care Partners especially Christine, Jennifer, Rebecca, Lynn and Sarah, as well as private care workers, Sue and Val for their great compassion and care.

If desired Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Brain Injury Foundation.

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LUDWIG, John of Hamilton

Posted by on January 1, 2015

LUDWIG, John “Big John”

Peacefully with his family by his side, the Lord called to Himself John Ludwig on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Marlene (nee Murphy) for 35 years. Much loved father of Linda and Robert White, Joshua, Daniel (Cassandra), and Gregory (Stephanie). Beloved son of the late Arent and Riekje Ludwig. Dear brother of John † and Willy, Margaret (Monte†) Smith, Rene, Harry and Janet, Frank and Dawn, Fred, Tina and Joe Nichol, Shirley and Bill Bowes, Bill, Joanne (Henry†) VanBrederode and Bryan. Beloved brother-in-law of Sylvia Murphy, Linda and Ted Earl, Tina and Ed Moriarity, Francis and Shirley Murphy, Bernadette Murphy, and Greg Murphy. John was the proud owner and operator of Professional Antenna for over 40 years. Family will receive friends at ANCASTER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH 575 Shaver Road (at Garner Road), Ancaster on Monday January 5, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glanbrook Cemetery.  If desired, a donation in John’s Memory to the Anchor Association (www.anchor-association.com) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

 

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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Ora O’Blenis (Obie)

Posted by on February 22, 2014

Ora O’Blenis (Obie)

Capt. Retired R.C.A.F.

 

Passed away peacefully at St. Patrick’s Home, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Audrey, daughter Treena Patel (Chuck) and son Tim O’Blenis. He is also survived by his sister Betty Jonah. Predeceased by his parents Alice and Hiriam O’Blenis and his sister Fay Anthes. A private funeral has taken place. Thanks to the staff at St. Patrick’s Home for their care and compassion. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society (Pick’s Disease). Condolences may be made at : www.heritagefh.ca

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ALBERT, Dorothy Lillian, of Sarnia

Posted by on January 15, 2014

On Monday, January 13, 2014, DOROTHY LILLIAN ALBERT, age 71 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of Leon Albert of Sarnia and survived by many nieces and nephews, sister in law of Buck and Aldea Harris, Tom and Claudette Daaman, Regis and Lynn Albert, Pierrette Albert, Hilda Albert and Laurette and Real St. Germain. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters, 2 brothers in law and 1 sister in law. She was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick and was longtime Sarnia resident. Private family cremation services will take place. Memorial gifts in memory of Dorothy to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia.

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BECKETT: J. Roy, of St. Thomas, and formerly of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, the Aylmer area, and Tillsonburg

Posted by on December 16, 2013

roy beckett 003BECKETT, J. Roy, of St. Thomas, passed into the presence of His Lord at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, December 15, 2013, in his 87th year.  Roy was a former resident of R.R.#4, St. Thomas, the Aylmer area, and Tillsonburg.  Beloved husband of Muriel (nee Sercombe) Beckett.  Dearly loved father of Doug Beckett (Janet) of St. Thomas, David Beckett (Heather) of Sussex, NB, Eunice Beckett of Carvel, AB, and Will Beckett (Krista) of R.R.#7, St. Marys.  Dear brother of Ruth Buell of Espanola.  Also fondly remembered by 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Roy was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Anna (nee Goodfellow) Beckett (1987), an infant son, Charles Isaac Beckett and a brother, George Beckett.  Born in Tillsonburg, ON, March 26, 1927, he was the son of the late William and Frances (nee Locker) Beckett.  A retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, he also formerly farmed in the Aylmer area.  Roy was in fellowship with the Christians Gathered in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Gospel Hall), 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, December 18th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will be held at the Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to The Gideons will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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Mallett: Ethel Irene of Orillia

Posted by on November 17, 2013

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(Member of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, and the West Shore Women’s Institute; Former member of the T.I.E. Club)
peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Trillium Manor, Orillia on Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 5 months after celebrating her 100th birthday.  Ethel Mallett, of Orillia, beloved wife of the late Charles (Charlie) Mallett.  Mother of Marilyn Graves and husband Ralph of Argyle, Hazel Bishop and husband Henry Mueggler of New Brunswick, Ruby Wylie and husband John of New Brunswick, and Jeannette Barlow of Orillia.  Grandmother of Geoff, Wanda, Terry, Tanis, and Jeanene.  Great grandmother of 8 and great great grandmother of 3.  Predeceased by brothers Ivan and Lorne.    Thank you to the staff at Trillium Manor, Bayshore Nursing and the Red Cross girls for their care and compassion.  The late Mrs. Ethel Mallett will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St.,N., Orillia on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm and on Monday, November 18th from 12 Noon until time of service in the chapel at 1 pm.  A reception will follow in the Mundell Reception room.  Interment to take place at the Atherley Cemetery at 3:30 pm.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church or Trillium Manor Activities would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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LALONDE, Félix of Sudbury

Posted by on October 12, 2013

LALONDE, FelixIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at the age of 80 years.  Beloved husband of Annette (née Lapierre) Lalonde of Sudbury.  Son of the late Xavier and the late Florentine (née Larocque) Lalonde.  Loving father of Pierrôt (Patricia) of Sudbury, Marc Lalonde (Sharon) of Dieppe, N. B., Rose-Anne Lalonde (Guy) of Ottawa and Colette Lalonde of Sudbury.  Dear brother of Maria Spencer (late Aldège), Stella Lapointe (Raymond) and Alfred Lalonde (Monique).  Predeceased by his siblings Philippe, Noël, Xyste, Gracia and Léandre.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Nicole, Jennifer, Julie-Anne, Kevin, Jean-Robert, Marie-Mai, Marc and by his great-grandchildren Chase, Adrian, Phoenix, Katie, Andrew and step-grandchild Cassie.  Félix was a member of the Club Amicale of Sudbury.  He also did volunteer work for the St-Dominique Church and the Extendicare Falconbridge.  In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St-Dominique Church, Sudbury.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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BETTS, Mr. Arthur Reginald of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on October 5, 2013

betts0001 (3)Suddenly on Thursday October 3, 2013 at General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 87th year.  Art of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Alice.  Loving father of Mary Lynn (Ross Maclean), Kevin Betts, Colleen (Andrew Janik) and Beverley (Jeff Unger) and step-daughter Sandra (Brian Poulis).  Cherished Grampy of Ian, Sandy, Nick (Elizabeth), Ben, Claire, Mickie, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Rebecca, Zachary, Adam and Jillian and great granddaughter Penelope.  Dear brother of Buzz and the late Peter Betts.  Art will also be missed by cousins Lois Ann McHardy and Stewart Jerome and their families, his nieces and nephews and his many friends.  Art was larger than life, living every day to the fullest.  He was an active member of many community groups.  He will be greatly missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (1-888-429-8766) on Sunday October 6, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Monday October 7, 2013 at 11 o’clock.  If desired, remembrances to the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Art’s family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

Hodgins Brad web photoAt his home, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, of London in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Greg and Kathy Hodgins of Grand Bend.  Dear uncle of Susan (Tim) Patton and Jill (Mike) Bale.  Missed by his 4 great-nephews.  Predeceased by his niece Kristin Hodgins and his parents Ida and Clare Hodgins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11AM. Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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