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

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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

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LECLERE: Maxime of Montreal

Posted by on April 26, 2017


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


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


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


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.

An an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers you may make donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017


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


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 – – or UNBC

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


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


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


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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ALLMAN, Dr. Elizabeth Currie of Brockville

Posted by on March 18, 2017

ALLMAN, Dr. Elizabeth Currie 

Died suddenly, in Brockville on Tuesday March 14th, 2017. Elizabeth (Hughes) Allman of Brockville aged 93 years. Beloved wife of 55 years to the late Thomas Allman (2006). Loving mother of Perry Ashawasegai (Ralph) of Sudbury, Martha Allman (Don) of Ste. Adele, QC and Ruth Allman of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Chenoa, Wesley, Morgan, Alexandra and Thomas and great grandmother to Braydon, Kele, Madeline, Nashota and Tayla. Dear sister of Pauline Hughes. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Liz was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred Perry Hughes and Adele Louise Currie, and her siblings, Beverly, Julia, and William.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Saturday April 1st, 2017 from 10 am  until the time of service which will be held in the Chapel at 12 p.m. Interment at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Elizabeth, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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COLTESS: Dante Valentino of Ottawa

Posted by on February 28, 2017


Peacefully, lying embraced between the loving hearts of his parents and sister, Dante’s beautiful soul left his body after a brief fight against Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome on February 25th, 2017. Dante is survived by his mother, Lisa Valentino, his father, John Coltess and his sister Kiara Coltess. He also leaves behind a big loving family. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament church in Ottawa on Friday, March 3rd at 4:00 pm and afterwards we will be celebrating Dante’s life. We are requesting that everyone wear something red, Dante’s favourite colour. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the CHEO Foundation/Roger Neilson House.

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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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