KING: Sue "Suzie" of Denholm, Quebec

Posted by on February 23, 2017


Suzanne (Sue, Suzie) King, Denholm, Quebec

(Formerly of British Columbia, Smith Falls and Ottawa, Ontario)

With deep sadness we share the passing of Suzanne (Sue, Suzie), Elizabeth King, aged 46, on January 24, 2017.

May her loving son (Jesy), mother (Joanne), father (George Joseph), sisters Sandy (Lee) and Kt (Valerie), extended family (related and by kinship), constant companions, close community, and many friends, take comfort in knowing Sue appreciated and loved us dearly.
Sue is predeceased by her longtime stepdad (Denis) and her babies (Ryan and Reanne).

We celebrate Sue by remembering her essence as hilarious, generous, radiant, reflective, curious, grateful, openhearted, and loving.

Donations to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), appreciated.

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Posted by on January 30, 2017


Passed away peacefully after a 12 year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Survived by three children, Andre, Carlos, and Miguel. A musician with raw unbridled talent, she was offered a scholarship to Juilliard when she was 16. From a young age, she played the piano, the organ, the accordion, and the harmonica with equal versatility. She began to paint in her 20’s and discovered that she was a gifted painter.

She was diagnosed with bone cancer on her 60th birthday and came a hairsbreadth from death four times but fought her way back to life each time. She gained confidence and developed her painting talent with exponential speed. When asked why, she answered “I’m in a race against time. I have so much to say and so much more to bring into the world…” In her last five years of life, she produced more artwork and published more writing than she produced in the previous 20 years.

In 2008, she was named Montreal’s Woman of the Year for using her art as a tool to fight for women’s rights all over the world. She was then elected President of the prestigious Women’s Art Society of Montreal, which she grew dramatically.

Confronting the reality of death enabled her to blossom with unlimited creativity, courage and joy. The more broken her body became, the more she painted soaring images of birds, and butterflies, and dancing women. And when the cancer paralyzed her body, she painted tapestries of colour and love with her face, her voice and her mind.

She was never alone, surrounded by a closely knit group of friends who grew to love her (and each other). She died peacefully in her sleep after seeing her three children; her soul soaring to the beautiful places reflected in her art.

The family will receive condolences at 1070 St-Mathieu, Montreal, H3H2S8 (rear entrance on Joseph Manseau) on Dec 18 and 19, 2pm-9pm. In lieu of flowers, consider a financial donation to the Montreal Women’s Art Society to help publish her work.

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017


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

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

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STEWART: James of Toronto

Posted by on January 30, 2017


October 7th, 1967 – November 25th, 2016.
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved James. A family man with a tremendous sense of humour, he was always there for those that needed him, even strangers he had met moments ago. He always made sure that those he cared about were themselves well cared for, giving generously of himself to make people feel a little better about their days. We will remember his tours of Toronto neighbourhoods he gave to family and friends, pointing out each house he had visited during his long career in the real estate business. He was had a profound sense of justice, which he used to make sure that things were right in his little corner of the world, through his involvement at several non-profits. James is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and two children, as well as by siblings, parents, many friends and colleagues, all of whom miss him dearly.

If you wish to honour James’s memory, try making the world a better place today. And please consider a donation to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, an organization he cared about deeply:

James, we will miss your hearty laugh, your passionate devotion to the causes you love and your always dynamic presence at the dinner table. We will always love you.

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FERREY, Ruth (nee Trotter) of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2017

FERREY, Ruth (nee Trotter)

8 July 1925 – 6 January 2017

Born at Minterburn, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Died peacefully at home in her 92nd year in Brockville, Ontario, surrounded by family. Predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Anthony Ferrey, and her brothers Bill, Jimmie, and Edgar. Survived by her children, Nigel (Sophia), Alexandra Bednar (David), Michael (Judy), Anne Moran (Brian), and her 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Isabel, her brothers Alec and Sammy, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Ruth served with the WAAF during WWII and emigrated to Canada in 1955.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Artbound ( would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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MOORE: Richard of Montreal

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Mr. Richard Moore from Montreal passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 49. He was the son of the late James Moore and of the late Jean DiFalco. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his spouse, Nathalie Dupuy; his dear brothers and sister: Steve (Lyne), Bonnie (Brad) and Bob; his nephews and niece: Matthew, Chelsea, Sébastien and Liam. He also leaves behind many family members, friends, collegues and business associates.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A private gathering in his memory will be held in the intimacy of the family.

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

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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

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Posted by on December 27, 2016

SCHAEFER, JEANNE – passed away at Afton Park Place on December 24, 2016 at the age of 91. Jeanne is the loving mother to Gloria Chartrand and Joanne Fontaine and the Late Patrick Schaefer. Loving grandma to Michelle Wilson (Randy), David Fontaine (Holaby), Jamie Fontaine (Nuno), Lori Glass (Travis), Natalie Schaefer, Marc Schaefer, Michael Schaefer, Chris Chartrand (Kelly) and Brian Chartrand and many great grandchildren. She loved music, playing games and cards with friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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MANN, Wilfred Henry Stephen of Brockville, Ontario and formerly of Montreal, Quebec

Posted by on December 24, 2016

MANN, Wilfred Henry Stephen

 Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St Site on Friday December 16th, 2016. Wilf Mann of Brockville (formerly of Montreal) aged 96 years. Beloved husband of the late Lily May (Griffiths) Mann. Loving father of Roy Mann of Cobourg, Linda Phelan (Stephen) of Oakville and the late Jean Moser (Charles) of Crocker, Missouri. Cherished grandfather of Krista Mann, Cynthia Phelan, Geoffrey Phelan, Stephanie Wiorek (Jason) and Heather Failing; and great grandfather of 7.

Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Wednesday December 28th, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service which will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  In memory of Wilf, donations to Brockville and District Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at

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OGBURN: Jeanne d’Arc (nee Savard), of R.R.5, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 11, 2016

jeanne-darc-ogburnOGBURN, Jeanne d’Arc (nee Savard), of R.R.5, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Friday, November 11, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife for 64 years to the late Roy E. Ogburn (Feb. 8, 2016).  Dearly loved mother of Ken Ogburn and his wife Greta of Kanata, and Dan Ogburn and his wife Marion of R.R.5, St. Thomas.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Jean was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters.  Born in Alma, Québec, August 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Fortunat and Azilda Savard.  She was a Nurses Aide at the Komoka Nursing Home for twelve years, and a former telephone operator for Bell Canada in Québec.  Jean was an adherent of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, November 15th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Prayers at 8:15 p.m.) at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m.  Following cremation, inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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BIENVENU, Lorraine Marie Aline Peggy (nee Meunier)

Posted by on November 5, 2016

web_bienvenuPassed away peacefully with family by her side on November 04, 2016 at 82 years of age.  Cherished wife of the late Jean (2011) for 50 years. Beloved mother of Nicole Bienvenu and Nathalie (Brad) McFadden. Dearest nana of Candice and Drake. Dear sister of  the late Lise Meunier and sister-in-law of the late André Bienvenu, Pierrette Bienvenu, Madeleine Bienvenu, the late Ginette (Guy) Vaillancourt, Thérèse Bienvenu (Eddy Harokopos) and Denyse Bienvenu (Michel Gervais).

If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Hospice of Windsor or Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Cremation Service was held.  Memorial Visitation Monday November 07, 2016 from 3 pm until time of Memorial Service at 6 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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SAUVÉ nee O’Shaughnessy: Barbara Rose of Hawkesbury originally from Montreal

Posted by on November 1, 2016

sauve-barbaraMrs. Barbara Rose Sauvé nee O’Shaughnessy from Hawkesbury originally from Montreal passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of Roger Sauvé; the daughter of the late Clifford O’Shaughnessy and of the late Vera Cummings; the cherished mother of Daniel (Dhane), Kathy (Lou), Michael (Brenda), Timothy (Jules), Shawn and Christopher; the loving grandmother of Elizabeth, Nicholas and Ryan; the dear sister of Gail (David), Maureen (late Kent) and Corinne. She also leaves many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and friends.

Family and friends are invited to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 1243, Lansdowne Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511 on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. The Celebration of Life will be held at the F.X. Berthiaume chapel in the funeral home the same day at 11:30 a.m.

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LUCAS: L Kathleen "Kay" of West Vancouver Formerly of Toronto , Montreal

Posted by on September 23, 2016


Lucas, Lucy Kathleen “Kay” passed away on Sunday 28-Aug-2016 in her 90th year. She was born Lucy Kathleen Coles on 6-Mar-1926 in Toronto Ontario. She and her late husband William “Bill” Lucas’s ashes where joined in the ocean as per her wishes. Kay will be missed by her friends and the ten nieces / nephews and their families.

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LANG: Chris of Montreal

Posted by on September 6, 2016

The Lang family is sad to announce the passing of Chris Lang of Montreal in February (2016) of this year. Mr. Lang passed away suddenly while recuperating from a recently diagnosed illness during a a brief visit south of the border. He is survived by his wife and son (Stewart). Mr.Lang was a local entrepreneur and loved to support his local community, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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GAUTHIER: Anabelle of Montreal

Posted by on September 6, 2016


Taken from us too soon, a beautiful, kind, and smart daughter, sister, and friend. Anabelle battled with depression from a very young age. She lost the war in her mind but she will always be remembered in our hearts. Private ceremony to be held on June 22nd. If you would like to make a contribution, please donate to a mental health organization.

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JOHNSON, Rev. Robert Harold of Bakersfield, California

Posted by on August 23, 2016

Johnson Robert for webOn the evening of August 19 in Cobourg, Ontario, Rev. Robert Johnson passed into the presence of the Lord, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean M. Johnson, his sister Shirley (Robert) Taitinger, and brother Wallace (Ellen) Johnson, and his four children––Van (Karen) Johnson, Jan (Dan) Johnson-Theroux, Jeff (Donna) Johnson, and Jennifer (Clark) Jensen––and nine grandchildren. He is predeceased by brothers James and Eldon. Robert Johnson was born in Pembroke, Ontario, on May 15, 1931. Pastor Johnson came to Montreal in 1960 to pastor Verdun Pentecostal Church (later Trinity Pentecostal Church), where he was joined by his brother Wallace in 1963. By 1962, his influence was being felt beyond the church walls. It began with the popularity of Dial-A-Message, a sixty-second recording that, at its peak, was getting about 5,000 callers a day. A radio executive concluded that if 5,000 people were interested in listening to his recorded message, then they would listen to him on the radio. And so began 22 years hosting religious talk shows, first on CKGM, and later CFOX and CFCF. The show was “Ask the Pastor.” This radio exposure led to his appointment as chaplain for the Montreal Expos baseball team. It also opened up doors for him to raise money for charitable endeavours, including the establishment of a youth home, Teen Haven, to house youth coming through the juvenile detention system­­­­. He was still Executive Director at Teen Haven at the time of his death. His annual Christmas radio telethons to raise money to provide Christmas baskets for the needy became a fixture of the holiday season. He went on to pastor in Edmonton and then in Bakersfield, California. When in California, he co-founded Global Family Care Network that works in at-risk communities around the world with an emphasis upon girl-child trafficking.  The funeral service will be held in the Tabernacle on the grounds of Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp, 1405 Pentecostal Road, Cobourg, Ontario at 1 pm on Friday, August 26. Reception to follow. Visitation will be at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, Thursday, August 25, from 2-4 and 7-9. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Global Family Care Network. Condolences received at

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DOIDGE: Archdeacon Jack of London

Posted by on August 19, 2016

25072 DoidgeDOIDGE, Archdeacon Jack….

Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Archdeacon Jack Doidge in his 101st year. Beloved husband of the late Betty (Mandell) Doidge for 65 years (2013). Loving father of Ian Doidge, Jane Doidge (Nick Notarangelo) and Kathy Elliott (Jim). Proud and loving Papa of Arden, Colin, Aislin, Kendra, Braeden and great-papa of Ryder and Emmy. Dearly missed by his nieces and nephews.  Also missed by Antonia and her daughter Aubria. Predeceased by his grand-daughter Kristen. Jack attended the University of Western Ontario – Huron College and was ordained in 1939.  He was a parish priest in London, Norwich, St. Catharines, Tillsonburg, Chatham, Winnipeg and Montreal.  Jack served as a Chaplain in the Canadian Advanced Infantry Core in WWII, and continued as a Chaplain until 1986. He was an active Rotarian Member and was involved in other organizations where his support and balanced insight were needed and valued. Jack enjoyed his summers at the family cottage on Lake Huron. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A memorial service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, ON  N6C 1E7 on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 2 pm, with The Right Reverend Robert F. Bennett and The Venerable Nancy Adams officiating. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Westminster Anglican Church Foundation. Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at

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LALONDE, Sharon (née Sexsmith) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

LALONDE, SharonThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 73 years. Daughter of the late Walter and the late Jean (née Park) Sexsmith. Beloved wife of Ronald Lalonde of Val Caron. Loving mother of Michelle Gosselin (J.P.) and Lisa Lalonde both of Montreal and Andre Lalonde (Lynda) of King City. Dear sister of Zane Sexsmith of Toronto, Bonnie Sexsmith of California, Melanie Sexsmith of Peterborough and Blythe Sexsmith (Michelle) of Little Britain. Predeceased by her sister Sheila and by her brothers Shawn and Kim. Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Jonathan, Emily and Victoria. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate her life will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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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

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Kiar: Ole age 89 of Chatham

Posted by on June 30, 2016

IMG_0432KIAR, OLE      Passed away peacefully at dawn on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Ole was born in Montreal on October 28, 1926 to Marie (nee Hennings) and Mogens Kiar. Loving husband of Kathleen “Kitty” (nee McMenamon) for 64 years. Predeceased by his son, Peter Ole (1995). Dedicated father of Wendy Margot, Stuart Kermack (Katherine) and Ian Georg Hennings (Stephanie Shinkoda). Proud grandfather of Alexander, Kazu and Elsa. Predeceased by sister Bitten Thompson (Allan) and survived by brother Palle (Marie), sister-in-law Liane Smith and many nieces and nephews.


A proud Canadian, Ole cherished his Danish heritage. He graduated from Shawinigan High School in 1944, and went on to earn a degree in chemistry from Bishop’s University in 1949. Ole met his wife of 64 years, Kitty, in 1951, after stumbling at a ski party and landing at her feet. They married on June 23, 1952 in Drummondville, Quebec. Ole began his career at Shawinigan Chemicals in 1950, but the bulk of his working life spanned four decades in the pulp and paper industry.


During the 1960s to 1980s Ole was a a staunch defender of English language education rights in the Province of Quebec, serving on the St. Maurice Valley Protestant School Board, the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards, and the Canadian School Trustees Association.


Ole moved the family to nearby Grand Mere in 1972 as he and Kitty built their family home on the shores of the St. Maurice River. Their new home quickly became a social hub for the community, with parties, bonfires, and annual visits from the Ottawa Kiars on Labour Day. Ole spent countless hours building many limestone walls that framed the house against the river.


Not much of a swimmer, Ole preferred to be on top of the Saint Maurice River in his canoe (The WENPET) or his Flying Junior sailboat (THE WISP ). Ole also pursued his love of skiing in the mountains of the Laurentians, Eastern Townships and Mount Washington in New Hampshire where one spring day he climbed Tuckerman’s Ravine and skied down.


In 1985, Ole moved to Consolidated Bathurst’s head office in Montreal to take on a job in Technical Services. This career change also meant saying goodbye to Shawinigan; Ole and Kitty eventually settled in Creg Quay near Lancaster Ontario. For the next 6 years, Ole travelled to Toronto weekly to consult with various Consolidated clients.


Retirement in 1991 brought skiing, tennis, travel, bridge, scrabble and more sailing in the WISP II on the mighty St. Lawrence River. Ole and Kitty moved to Chatham Ontario in 2008 to be closer to family and while Ole’s pace slowed down, he continued to enjoy tennis and bridge. A life well lived, Ole will be missed by his loving family and friends old and new.


Visiting at Thomas Deburger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden (519-683-4343) on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Service in celebration of Ole’s life will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., followed by reception with light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.


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STANLEY, Joyce Marjorie (nee McRae) of Montreal and until recently of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Joyce StanleySTANLEY, Joyce Marjorie

Suddenly entered into rest at her residence in Mercier, Quebec on Sunday June 26th, 2016. Joyce (McRae) Stanley until recently of Brockville aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Wendell Stanley. Loving mother Arlene Thompson (Kenneth) of Brockville and the late Peter  and Lorraine McIntosh and stepmother of Carol Stanley-Bonet (David). Cherished grandmother of Natalie Mallette, Jeremy McIntosh, Corey (Christine), Ryan and Christopher Thompson (Dionne); and great grandmother Justyn and Trystan Mallette-Comeau, Emily, Nathaniel and Caleb Thompson. Also predeceased by her parents Ronald and Rachel (Smith) McRae, grandson Darryl Thompson and her brothers and sisters. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Joyce’s life, location, date and time to be determined. In memory of Joyce, donations to the St. John’s United Church Brockville or to the Huntington Society of Canada would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at

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DAVIDSON, Lillian May of Brockville and formerly of Montreal

Posted by on June 27, 2016

Lillian DavidsonDAVIDSON, Lillian May

Entered into rest at the St. Lawrence Lodge on Sunday June 26, 2016, Lillian (Wigglesworth Osborne) Davidson of Brockville, aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Lon Osborne (1980) and the late Bruce Davidson (2005). Loving mother of Lynn Gleason (Dennis) and step mother of Karen Kelly (Cam) all of Brockville. Cherished grandmother to Troy (Ellen) and Trent Gleason (Sonia) and step grandmother of Alan Smith (Kelly); Gee Gee of Paige, Olivia, Breck and Baron Gleason; step great grandmother of Bryan and Gage Smith; and step great great grandmother of Colton Smith. Also survived by brother in law Jim Shipton and many nieces. Loving daughter of the late Fred and Rosena (McVeigh) Wigglesworth.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville on Wednesday June 29th, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m.  In memory of Lillian donations to the St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at  

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CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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ORGAN: Gloria (nee Cameron), of London, ON, formerly of St. Thomas and Etobicoke

Posted by on June 10, 2016

ORGAN, Gloria (nee Cameron), of London, ON, formerly of St. Thomas and Etobicoke, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in her 75th year.  Beloved wife for over 52 years to Harold Organ.  Dearly loved mother of Timothy Organ (Michelene Sutherland), and Matthew Organ, and proud grandmother of Sarah Organ and Liam Organ, all of London.  Also fondly remembered by Tara Organ of London, as well as by many cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 29, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Jean (nee Dolphin) Cameron.  Gloria was an active advocate and volunteer, and remained strong to her faith throughout her life.  A private funeral service was held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Following cremation, interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Alzheimer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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CLEAVER: Christopher (Chris) Mark, of London

Posted by on May 29, 2016

Cleaver - editIt is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Christopher (Chris) Mark Cleaver on May 27, 2016, in his 65th year, surrounded by family and friends. Wonderful youngest son of the late Catherine and Roy Charles Cleaver. Caring brother to Stephen (Virginia), Susan (Thomas Bell), and Jill (Alvin Noftall), who will all miss him dearly. Proud uncle to Glenn (Bettina), Christina (Dan), Caroline (Raymond), Allyson (Scott), James (Kristina), Douglas (Pixie) and Kenneth. Wonderfully blessed to have had many McElligott cousins who will miss him always. On Chris’ behalf, we thank Valerie, Charlie, family and friends who were with him in his final moments alongside us. Chris leaves a legacy of generosity, kindness and love. In honour of Chris, visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Chris are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation (Victoria Campus) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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