Monaghan, Bernadette May of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Monaghan, Bernadette May (O’Keefe) – At Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home in Sarnia, on Thanksgiving Day October 9th, 2017 Bernadette Monaghan age 84, passed away, peacefully, and in the caring hands of the wonderful staff at “the Manor.”Mom was the wife of the late Donald James Monaghan (1995) and she was predeceased by grandson Brian Scott Monaghan (2012), and son Bryce Patrick Donald Monaghan (2016). Bern is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dee) and Cook (Mary), her grandchildren Lindsay (James), Donald, Ellis, and Evelyn, and two great-grandchildren Madison and Arthur. Thank you very much, to the many staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa where mom first resided in 2008 and to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor where mom resided from 2009. We would be remiss if we did not, on mom’s behalf, thank specifically, the staff on “Poppy” during the bedside vigil from October 5th-9th, 2017. Those people could not have done more for mom or those of us who stayed with mom. A heartfelt “thank-you” to Cousins Muggs, Jackie, Dela and neighbour Bonnie for their support, their time, and their every effort and thank you, Mary, for everything; and thank you Evelyn for carrying on a tradition of strong women within this family. As she wished, mom will be cremated, however, friends and family can visit, share, and laugh, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sarnia Branch 62, 286 Front Street north on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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COLQUHOUN: Wallace of Clearwater, Florida Formerly of Montreal Ottawa Edmonton

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Colquhoun, Wallace 85 years old, of Clearwater Florida on September 29, 2017. Loving husband to Wendolyn (nee Dear). First wife Mary (Hammill) and children Gregory, Daniel, Marilyn, and Tracey. Grandpa of Sabrina, Kai, Jacob, Graeme, Imahgynne, and Jessica. Great grandchildren Aiden, Owen, and Brooklyn. Predeceased by parents Robert and Mary; siblings Mary, Sadie, Robert, John, Joseph, Alex and Billy. Rooch, your playful humor will be missed.

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SWEET: Helen “Barbara” of Belleville

Posted by on October 2, 2017

 

 

 

Sweet, Helen “Barbara” (nee Day) of Belleville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, at the Bridge Street Retirement Residence on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 in her 96th year. Daughter of the late Harry and Maude Day (Curtis). Beloved wife of the late John Archie Sweet. Loving mother of Susan Sweet (Carm Reid) and Robert Sweet, both of Belleville, David Sweet (Barbara Burns-Sweet) of Cherry Valley, and John Sweet of Montreal. Dear grandmother to Evan Sweet and Tristan Sweet of Ottawa. Predeceased by sisters Grace Sutton and Marjorie Bunnett and brothers James, Walter, Edward, Bud, Cecil, Clarence, and Allan. Survived by brothers Douglas (Doris) and Ronald. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 6th at 12:00 noon. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Reverend Kate Ann Follwell officiating. A reception will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Everett Street following the service. Inurnment to follow at the Belleville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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LAMONTAGNE: Gérald (Jerry) of Montréal

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous annonçons la mort prématurée de notre père, Gérald Lamontagne. Il laisse derrière lui son épouse Gaétane, son fils Patrick, sa fille Mélanie et sa sœur Lorraine.
Un service funéraire aura lieu pour lui le 3 Septembre de 1:00 à 4:00 pm au Salon Funéraire Rideau, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Famille, amis et sympathisants sont invités à se joindre à nous et à prier pour son âme, puis à se rassembler dans la salle du salon afin de partager de bons souvenirs de notre chère papa.

Gérald (Jerry) Lamontagne, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 24. He is survived by wife Gaétane, his son Patrick, daughter Mélanie and sister Lorraine. Funeral services will be performed at the Rideau Funeral Home (Dollars-des-Ormeaux) on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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GRAHAM: Donald F., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017

GRAHAM, Donald F., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband for 63 years to Betty (née Kimbel) Graham.  Dearly loved father of Kim Graham (Sherry) of Port Stanley, Mary Evans (Robert) of Truro, NS, and Susan Graham (Andrew Woodburn) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Greg Graham (Tiffany) of Union, Jenny Lee Graham of Port Stanley, Macy Evans of Truro, NS, Alexander Woodburn, and Angelina Woodburn, both of London.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Kellan and Ellis Graham.  Born in Exeter, ON, February 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald Alexander Graham and the late Lucinda May “Leta” (née Totten) Graham.  Don began his long-time railroad career in 1943, retiring in 1988 as a freight sales manager with Conrail.  He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Don was a long-standing volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  He was a member of St. Thomas Talbot Lodge #44, A.F. & A.M., Worshipful Master of Talbot Lodge #546, A.F. & A.M. in 1959, District Deputy Grand Master, St. Thomas District in 1974, a member of the Hi-Ro Shrine Club and Hillbilly Clan #59.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation or Centre Street Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  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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DAY: Gwendolyn of Mill Bay

Posted by on August 19, 2017

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Gwendolyn Florence Day,(née Gilbert) was born June 7, 1927, in Marbleton, Quebec, to Bertram and Florence Gilbert.Her father,Bertram, was a POW for four years during World War II in Japan.He died in 1946, shortly after returning to Canada.Gwen worked tirelessly throughout her life supporting the Hong Kong Veteran Commerative Association.Gwen described her mother as a ‘noble woman’ raising four children,Gwen, Bruce,Dawn and Beverley, and a stepdaughter,Joan Cook.Thanks to an IODE scholarship, Gwen was one of the first women in her village to attend university,(BIshop’s) specializing in French.She was in high demand in later years as a substitute teacher. She was married to Stockwell Day Sr.for 56 years, raising six children together: Deborah, Stockwell,Nick,Abigail, Rebecca and Matthew.A wide range of successful business and professional pursuits allowed Gwen and Stockwell to experience life in Atlantic Canada,Québec,Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoying wonderful family-centred years owning the Overlander Lodge at Jasper East,near Hinton,Alberta, was there last venture before retiring in British Columbia.Gwen’s passion for volunteering led her to support many nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross,YMCA, her local church and CESO projects in Hungary and Czechoslavkia.
In Her Own Words: ” At the age of 90 I will record a bit of what I did in these past years… Nothing spectacular… My six children from my very happy 56-year-old marriage to Stockwell Day Sr did it all. My first child,Deborah, owned her spectacular Montessori School for over 20 years in West Edmonton. Deborah taught three generations of children,many of whom now bring their children to a Montessori school system. My second child, Stockwell, went into politics and was pretty spectacular with smart, conservative work. He still goes around helping people, being spectacular with his kindness.
My third child, Nicholas, had a very good career and occupations. He is a spectacular care worker and devotes his life to caring of people. My fourth child, Abigail, has lived in England for 30 years. She is a full-time professor at London Univesity. She recently wrote a book which brought attention to the wonderful women who have kept the Anglican Church open around the world. My fifth child, Rebecca,, is head of grammar at Brentwood College School and takes spectacular care of her students, her family, her friends and me. My sixth child,Matthew,has raised four wonderful children and is a very well-known spectacular entertainer in Edmonton. He is a truly unique person. My father,Bertram Gilbert,was a POW in Japan for four years. He died in hospital after returning home in 1946. My mother, Florence, was a noble woman, raising four children on her own, surrounded with her church and the help that goes along with a small community like Marbleton,Québec.We were poor I suppose, but we didn’t know it. Our lives were enriched by attendance at church and by the older people who looked out for us. I was one of the first girls from our village to go to university, thanks to an IODE scholarship. I have always been passionate about volunteering for nonprofit associations.Along with my husband we worked with CESO,supporting families in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia. God has taken care of me for over 90 years.I am thankful for my faith within the Anglican Church.I am looking forward to being with my husband once again along with all the members of my family who have passed before me.My life has been blessed.”
NOTE: A funeral will be held on Tuesday,Aug.22,1pm,at The Anglican Church of St.John the Baptist,3295 Cobble Hill Rd.Cobble Hill,BC. V0R 1L6

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RICHARD: Marco of Hawkesbury originally from Montreal

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Mr. Marco Richard from Hawkesbury originally from Montreal passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 43. He was the dear son of Normand Richard and of Louise Prenoveau. Other than his parents, his leaves to mourn his spouse, Annie Boucher and her children, William Poirier and Mariane Poirier, his brother Jean-Pierre and his spouse Julie Brulotte, his nephew Maxime Richard and his niece Alexa Birkis. He will be greatly missed by family-in-law and many uncles, aunts, cousins friends, teammates, work colleagues and students.

Relatives and friends are invited to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Thursday, August 10th from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and also on Friday, August 11, from 10 a.m. The funeral service will be held at Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury, Ontario on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Prescott-Russell Residence for their excellent cares. For those who wish, donations to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation, 90 Como Gardens, Hudson, Québec J0P 1H0 would be appreciated.

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Monsieur Marco Richard de Hawkesbury originaire de Montréal est décédé paisiblement le mardi 1 août 2017 à l’âge de 43 ans. Il était le cher fils de Normand Richard et de Louise Prenoveau. Outre ses parents, il laisse dans le deuil sa conjointe, Annie Boucher et ses enfants William Poirier et Mariane Poirier, son frère Jean-Pierre et sa conjointe Julie Brulotte, son neveu Maxime Richard et sa nièce Alexa Birkis. Il sera grandement manqué par sa belle-famille, plusieurs oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, amis, coéquipiers, collègues de travail et élèves.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le jeudi 10 août de 13h à 20h ainsi que le vendredi 11 août à compter de 10h. Le service funéraire aura lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury, Ontario, le vendredi 11 août 2017 à 14h.

La famille tient à remercier tout le personnel de la Résidence Prescott-Russell pour les excellents soins. Pour ceux qui le désirent, des dons à la Fondation Maison de Soins Palliatifs Vaudreuil-Soulanges, 90 Como Gardens, Hudson, Québec J0P 1H0 seraient appréciés.

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GARINTHER, Ronald “Ron” Charles George of Grand Bend, formerly of London and Montreal, age 77

Posted by on August 4, 2017

GARINTHER;  Unexpectedly but peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, on Friday, July 28, 2017, Ronald “Ron” Charles George Garinther of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, formerly of London and Montreal, age 77.  Beloved husband of Maureen Florence (Heaney) Garinther.  Loved father and father-in-law of Wendy and Steve Decker of Orleans, Glenn Garinther of London, Kimberley and Keith Detweiler of Drayton, Kathleen and Stuart Cheesmond of Kitchener.  Cherished Papa of Hannah, Chloe, Sydney, Halle, Calvin, Aidan, Carter and Quinn.  Remembered by his niece Laura, nephews Stephen and Michael and their families.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  with Alhambra Prayers being offered at 2 p.m., Parish and Family Prayers at 6 p.m. and Knights of Columbus Prayers at 7:45 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Eulogies being read at 10:45 a.m.  The Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant.  Interment Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery, Montreal on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1977.  He served with the Knights of Columbus Council #8961 – Parkhill, was Past Grand Knight, Past District Deputy and presently Faithful Navigator of the 4th degree in Lucan, Bishop P. F. Crinnon Assembly # 2511.  He was also a member of the International Order of the Alhambra, Grand Bend.  Ron was an educator at Catholic Central High School and St. Thomas Aquinas in London and started his career as a Chemistry Teacher in Montreal.  If desired memorial donations (payable by cheque) to “Blessings” Foodbank, Zurich or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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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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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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HARRISON: DONALD of MONTREAL Formerly of OTTAWA

Posted by on July 22, 2017

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Donald Harrison passed away peacefully on June 4th 2017.
His wife Ruth Davie, children Carleen (Katrina) Lianne (Bruno) Darren, Grandchildren Danny,Amy,Julia & Alex, Brothers & Sister, nieces, nephews & many friends will remember your Loving Soul.
Funeral Arrangements,
Actuel Services Funeraires
4500 rue de Verdun
Friday, June 9, 2017
1-5, 7-9
Service at 8-8:30pm.

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GHANTOUS: Nick of London

Posted by on July 6, 2017

GHANTOUS, Nick….

Peacefully at Arbor Trace Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, London, on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Nick Ghantous in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth (née Barrett) Ghantous (2013). Proud father of Nick (Sue) of Calgary, Bob (the late Jo-Anne) and David (Heidi) all of London. Cherished grandpa of Marc, Steven, Amanda, Dominic and Daniel. Dear brother of Najla Darwish and Fred Ghantous (June). Missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 7-9pm on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11 am. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MESSIER: Alain de Montréal

Posted by on June 12, 2017

Monsieur Alain Messier de Montréal est décédé le jeudi 8 juin 2017 à l’âge de 68 ans. Il était le tendre époux de Cathy Pharand; le fils de feu Albias Messier et de feu Estelle Grégoire; le père-bien aimé d’Emmanuel (Mélissa Martineau) et Shannon (Crystal Rose); le grand-père adoré de Caitlyn-Rose et Luca-Gracen; le cher frère d’André (Denise), Louise (Priscilien), Aline (Fernand), Réjean (Franceline) et Danielle. Il fut prédécédé par une frère Claude. Il laisse également une précieuse tante Blanche Piedalu ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et amis.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 1243, rue Lansdowne, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le mardi 13 juin 2017 de 17 h à 21 h ainsi que le mercredi 14 juin 2017 à compter de 12 h. Le service aura lieu en la chapelle F.X. Berthiaume du salon funéraire à 13 h 30.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à L’Église le Chemin du Paradis, 1640 avenue Papineau, Montréal, Québec H2K 4E2 seraient appréciés.

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PONTING, Eleni Maria (nee Anton) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 29, 2017

Eleni, dearly beloved wife of Courteney, passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital, on Thursday May 25, 2017. Eleni was born in Montreal on March 17, 1947 to Andy and Poppie Anton. She will be fondly remembered by her brothers, Jim (Wendy) and Dean (Janet); her brother-in-law Stuart and nephews and nieces, Michael, Nicola, Jennifer, Helen, Jason and Rodney, cousins Nikki, Dean, Betty and Tassie and Aunt Athena Notar. She was great-aunt to Sophie, Avery, Mathew, Olivia, Reggie, Jake, Leia and Isaac. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Eleni was a compassionate friend to all who knew her and her unconditional willingness to help others was a hallmark of who she was. Eleni was an avid golfer at both Dalewood Golf Club, Port Hope and Seminole Lakes CC in Florida. Eleni loved to travel with Courteney and friends. A celebration of Eleni’s life will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Dalewood Golf Club between 1 and 4 pm. The family would like to thank Dr. Theresa Patrella and staff at Sunnybrook Sciences Centre, Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto and Drs. Mark Essak and Kevin Lamb and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg. If friends desire and in lieu of flowers, Memorial tributes may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital – Palliative Care Unit or Sunnybrook Foundation – Melanoma.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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JOHNSTON: John “Jack” of Exeter, formerly of Grand Bend and Montreal

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Passed away at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Yvonne Johnston. Loving step-dad to Suzanne, Sabrina, Ashley, and Jayne, all of North Carolina. Jack will be greatly missed by his two dogs Whiskey and Uno. He was an avid golfer. During the many years of his life in Montreal, Jack was an active member in the Masonic Lodge and the Grunt Club. In memory of Jack, memorial donations may be made to the The Lung Association (Ontario). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Exeter. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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LECLERE: Maxime of Montreal

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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With broken hearts we announce the passing of Maxime Leclere, beloved brother and son and friend, at the age of 27.

He will always be remember as a man caring about all human beings and animals, caring about the environment. But especially, caring about the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized. His life will always be an example to follow, an example of solidarity and respect.

Maxime, may you rest in peace and we hope to have the chance to meet you again, someday, somehow.

His family & friends

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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MACLAURIN: Charlotte of Morin Heights

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Charlotte Stevens MacLaurin, born March 20th, 1942 from Morin Heights, Quebec passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, April 4th, 2017, after so many years of living gracefully and stoically with Dementia.

She is survived by her loving, adoring husband of 49 years, Peter MacLaurin; her daughters, Jennifer Smith (MacLaurin) and her husband Derek J. Smith, Martha MacLaurin-Wood (MacLaurin) and her husband Anthony Wood, son Tim Chen, and Brother in Law, Robin MacLaurin. She was a devoted grandmother to Dylan, Charlotte and Isabelle Smith, and Gabrielle and Cooper Wood. The MacDougall, Ritchie, Smith, Fisher, Wood and Stevens families are grateful for Charlotte’s devotion to family and her extraordinary ability to unify such a large extended family.

Charlotte was an active and vibrant woman who maintained many lifelong friendships until the very end. She will be remembered as a wife, skier, Morin Heights Loppet finisher, water slide adventurer, Joyful Noise singer, avid reader, research librarian at Concordia University, mother, niece, cousin, active grandmother, and loyal friend.

When her health began to fail, many people came to support her and her family. Her illness brought out the very best in our community, through support, laughter, and tears.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Foundation to the Charlotte MacLaurin Memorial Bursary. Contributions are also being gratefully accepted in Charlotte’s name at Le Residence Lachute, 377, rue Principale, Lachute, QC J8H 1Y1, where she she received loving and skillful care for over 6 years. Her family is deeply grateful for the dignity and compassion she was given.

A private family funeral is planned for Saturday, April 15th, at 11AM at Trinity Church, Main Street, Morin Heights.

After so many goodbyes, the family would like to celebrate Charlotte’s life with laughter and stories, at a date to follow when the snow and mud have dried up and the flowers are blooming. Charlotte was a bright and sparkly woman who would want everyone to laugh, be together and celebrate her rich life.

If you remember her, she will be with you always.

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CHAPMAN: Mary Frances "Gertrude" (nee Dyett) of Toronto Formerly of Montserrat, West Indies

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Frances “Gertrude” Chapman (nee Dyett). Her journey began on November 3rd, 1945 in Montserrat, West Indies and ended on March 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
She is remembered, loved and held dear by her four children, cherished by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind nine brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Demarco Funeral Home, 3725 Keele Street, Toronto.
http://demarcofuneralhomes.com

An an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers you may make donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate

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WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Son of Janet Sinclair and Robert Watt husband of Sonia Villegas de Watt, father of Kristina and Michelle. Engineer, painter, carpenter. Insatiable mind, forever learning, with a will of steel and fierce heart.
“When death’s dark stream I ferry o’er,
A time surely shall come;
In heaven itself, I’ll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome.”
My best friend & father, may Alexander Davidson Watt, may you rest in peace. –Kristina

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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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JENKINS: Wayne of Prince George

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Wayne Stephen Jenkins was born on March 30th, 1943 to Terry & Pete Jenkins in New Westminster. He left this earth on March 11th, 2017 at the Gateway Lodge in Prince George, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s complicated recently by Multiple Myeloma.

Wayne grew up in Coquitlam and went to Como Lake High School – Grad 1961. He met his future wife, and the love of his life – Ginny, in grade 9 and they were married in 1964 in Riverside, California. The following year he graduated from UBC with his BA and began his first career as an elementary school teacher.

Wayne went on to teach in BC & Quebec. (Hixon Elementary, Quinson Elementary, Stone Creek Elementary, Terrebonne Heights Elementary.) Upon his return to BC he transitioned to a career in home sales in Kamloops, and then eventually onto Real
Estate back in Prince George. He was active in the community and also served for some years on the local Real Estate Board as well as a term on the National Board. When asked about the difference between teaching and sales he laughed. “They are pretty similar to me, I am just helping people.”

Wayne loved people. Little people, big people. He had many old friends but was never shy to talk to a stranger. He also loved this city, especially UNBC, and despite trying to live a few other places he always returned.

His first son was born in 1966, Andrew, followed three years later by David. The late 60’s and early 70’s were complicated times and Wayne, Janni and Ginny were blessed with two more children in 1971, Michael and Kathryn.

He raised his children with a love for the outdoors. Summers spent at Norman Lake and winters at Purden Mountain. In his later years he took up golfing, not so much for getting ball in the hole but for the time outside with friends.

He will be missed by his friends and family but especially by his 8 grandchildren: Loic, Piper, Gavin, Cara, Charlotte, Hazel, Lillian & Faye.

Wayne’s parents both died of Alzheimer’s and our family has been struggling with this disease since the 1980’s. Research toward this disease is important to the whole family.

Donations to to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC – http://www.alzheimer.ca/bc/ – or UNBC http://www.unbc.ca/giving

A celebration of life will be held at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club (2601 Recplace Drive), Friday, March 17th, 2pm.

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TAGIEFF: Peter of Ottawa Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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In Loving Memory
Peter Mark Tagieff
August 5 1949 – March 3 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Peter. Surrounded by family, Peter passed away peacefully on Friday March 3 in the Kemptville District Hospital.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Cindy, his children Kristen (Rick), Trevor (Shiloh), Shanon (Scott), and Chris (Krista), Siblings David (Joanne), Michael, Zita (John), and Vera, along with 6 Grandchildren and one great grandchild. Peter was predeceased by his son Brandon.

Peter was a devoted and loving husband, incredible father, and a joy to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Chapel in Kemptville.
Visitation will take place Friday April 21 2-4pm, and 6-8 pm.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 22 at 1pm.

A special thanks to all of the medical staff that supported and provided such care during this difficult time.

We thank everyone for their condolences and loving wishes. In lieu of flowers we would ask that a donation be made to the Beth Donovan Hospice or Kemptville District Hospital.

You may be gone from our sight; but you will never be gone from our hearts

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JONES: Stanley of Ottawa Formerly of Cardiff, Wales

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Stanley Oliver Jones, 100, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital January 28, 2017. Their professional care, compassion and kindness are truly excellent in the palliative field and were a great comfort to himself and his family. Born in Cardiff, Wales to Emlyn and Violet (Oliver) Jones, he and his wife, May Joyce Jones, became Canadian citizens in 1957. They were married for almost 65 years and she predeceased him in 2010, living to almost 90.
Stanley loved life and laughter and made the best of every situation. He worked as a teacher for the Protestant School Board of Montreal for most of his working life. He taught geography, latin (“aquila non capit muscas” he once offered as words of wisdom to his son, “an eagle does not catch flies”) and, his greatest passion, was teaching computer science. He enjoyed genealogy, playing chess, watching comedies on TV, skiing, cycling, swimming, steam and model trains, whale watching and, most of all, his family. A particular love was his grandchildren, Trevor, Byron and Melanie from his son Russell and, his wife, Julia Sandquist. He liked to say that: “children are the investment and grandchildren are the dividends”.
He is also survived by his son Peter of Montreal, sister Dorothy Reynolds of Cardiff, Wales, his nephews, Oliver Reynolds, Blake Reynolds and his wife Linda (Robson), their children, Mark and Helen, Mark’s children Freddie and Beatrix, Helen’s children Ellie, Joshua and Noah. Stan’s niece, Juliet Reynolds in Cardiff, her children Tabitha and Emma, Tabitha’s child Reuben and Emma’s child Leon as well as in-laws Betty, Stuart, Vanessa and Kirk, now in Australia and in-laws across Canada and Europe.
His sense of humour and delight in bringing a smile to friends, family and acquaintances will be missed.
A remembrance meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the activities Room at Villagia in the Glebe, 100 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V5 at 2:00pm.
Donations may be made to the Wild Bird Care Centre.

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GROULX: Claude of Limoges, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Monsieur Claude Groulx décédé à sa résidence, le 4 mars 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans. Il était le conjoint de Lise Boisvert et le fils de feu Edmond Groulx et feu Oseline Blondin. Il fut prédécédé par son fils Jocelyn. Il laisse dans le deuil son fils Patrick; sa belle-fille Sophie, ses beaux-fils François et Dominic, ainsi que ses soeurs Jeannine, Lise (John), Carmen; ses frères Jean Paul, Richard (Lucille), Bernard; plusieurs petits-enfants, nièces, neveux, parents et amis.   Selon ses dernières volontés, il ne sera pas exposé. En mémoire de Monsieur Groulx, des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer seraient appréciés. La famille désire remercier Dr. D. Vincent, Dr. R. Plantive, Chantale Bouchard (infirmière), Bayshore Home Health et le Centre de cancérologie de l’Hopital d’Ottawa pour la qualité exceptionnelle des soins et services prodigués.

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