Sheffield: Dorothy Cheryl Sheffield (nee Kovach) of Regina

Posted by on January 10, 2017


Sheffield, Dorothy Cheryl (nee Kovach)

March 27, 1951 – September 24th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dorothy on Saturday October 24th, 2016. She passed in her sleep after a very long, courageous, and brave batter with Multiple Sclerosis. She will be missed dearly by her husband Walter Sheffield, son Jody Kovach, father James Kovach, mother Theresa Kovach, and sister Sharon Kovach. Upon the request of the immediate family there will be no funeral service or memorial. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in memory of Dorothy.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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

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Linda Anne Walsh court clark: Parrysound,ont of Timmins,Ont

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Linda was born nov30/63-passed jan28/16 she left behind
two children Jay,Pam, and extended family eve,frances,Norma,rose,Pauline,Arthur,grace service was held,on family property with a few chosen family cremation followed Feb 1 /16 bracebridge,ont I her commonlaw spouce,request time,and privacy donations family ask
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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

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

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

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

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

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RYAN: Hugh Gerard of Parksville, British Columbia

Posted by on October 7, 2015

February 16, 1933 – September 21, 2015

Hugh was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia where he attended school moving to Saskatchewan in 1953. He retired from the Fire Services in 1986 and spent several glorious years travelling. He and Doreen wintered in Arizona until 2004 moving to BC in 2005.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving wife of 59 years and 3 months, Doreen; children, Barb Ryan of Fox Creek, Alberta, Kevin Ryan of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Donovan (Jody) Ryan of Rihyad, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Todd, Thomas, Michelle, and Matthew; as well as many other family members in the Eastern provinces.

Hugh enjoyed most sports playing baseball, hockey, and curling in his early years. He was an avid golfer will into this retirements. Hugh was known for his sense of humour and his animated joke telling.

The Lord has seen fit to end his suffering. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Mass has taken place at the Church of the Ascension in Parksville, BC.

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HRENYK: Arlene Agnes of Belleville

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Hrenyk, Arlene Agnes –- died peacefully at QHC ~ Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, in her 75th year. Dear daughter of the late Hugh and Beatrice Martin. Beloved wife of Alvin Hrenyk. Dear mother of Teresa Hrenyk, (Ed Kafka) of Belleville; Jackie (Jacques) Lacasse, of Moose Jaw; and Al Hrenyk, of Belleville. Dear grandmother of Shaun Kafka, Anne (Kevin) Fink, Nicole Lacasse, Jordan, Kathryn, and Meaghan Hrenyk. Also loved by five great grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorna Martin (Ken), of Winnipeg, and Calvin (Judith) Martin, of Vancouver. Predeceased by one sister, Maureen Stork, and by two brothers, Brian and Craig Martin. Private Cremation

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

Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SABOURIN, Marcelle (née Daoust) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 10, 2015

SABOURIN, MarcelleThe family announces with sorrow her passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Sudbury at the age of 91 years with family at her side. Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Guy (passed away January 28, 2014). Predeceased by her parents Albert and Oliva (née Delorme) Daoust of Sturgeon Falls. Loving mother of Gisèle Sabourin (Ted) of Vancouver, Denis Sabourin (Diane) of Chelmsford, Diane Sabourin (Daniel) of Lloydminster, Sask., Marc Sabourin of Calgary and Yvan Sabourin of Terrace, B.C. Predeceased by her son Gaston (Melanie of Moose Jaw). Predeceased by her siblings Jeanne Taylor, Fernand, Lucille Pépin, Gilles, Sr. Armande, Gérard, Sr. Germaine, Lionel and Jean-Guy. Cherished sister of Georgette Roy of Nova Scotia and Thérèse Joanette of Sudbury. Marcelle is survived by 8 grand-children (Neesham, Kody, Pascal, Tristan, Trevor, Adrianna, Gaetanne and Paul) and 3 great grand-children. She was predeceased by 2 grand-sons Bohdan and Jacob. Marcelle and Guy build a home on Brookside Road in Chelmsford in early 1953 and a second home after the first one was destroyed by fire in 1957. As a young woman, she worked as a bookeeper for the Town of Sturgeon Fall, raised 6 children and went back to work when the children were grown up, then she worked for the Senator Hotel in Sudbury and Timmins for a few years and moved on to work for Mainville Lumber in Chelmsford till her retirement. She was always involved in different community organizations; Saint Vincent Paul, Ladies Auxiliary – Branch 553, Seniors Craft Shop and the Chelmsford Fish and Game. Throughout the years, she enjoyed her many hobbies including sewing, darts, knitting and quilting. She displayed her eye for colour with fabrics and wool. We will miss her greatly, the matriarch who cooked many wonderful meals for family and friends. The Family would like to thank the Personnel at Pioneer Manor whom provided exceptional care during her stay there. Family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place during the summer. Donations to the Arthritis Society can be made by cheque or online at

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MEALING, Ralph Arthur of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Mealing Ralph Sep 17Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 17th with his wife and daughter holding his hands. 

He was born 68 years ago on his maternal grandparents’ farm in rural Saskatchewan where he spent his early years. Their love and care, along with that of his beloved mother Pearl (deceased) made him a very happy little boy. His aunts Elsie (deceased), Florence (deceased), and Evelyn, and uncles Arthur (deceased) and especially his uncle Donald (Verle) were a big part of his life.  

When the family moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he was joined by his brothers Henry (Donna), Lorne (Kathy), Clive (Linda) and a sister Dorothy (Harvey). Through the years his bond with his brothers has continued to grow and strengthen. 

Ralph was an exceptional baseball pitcher and was scouted. In his teens he joined the Militia Medical Corp. In high school, he met his wife Connie. They shared a lifetime of memories for 49 years. Their children Tracey and Sean were born in Vancouver, B.C. 

After the family moved to Peterborough, Ontario, Ralph continued as sales manager for a B.C. company. In 1980, he and Connie opened their first successful business, The Bushel Basket Bulk and Natural Foods. When they sold it and moved to Cobourg, Ontario in 1997 they took over the Cobourg Wine Cellar. Ralph’s strong work ethic, honesty, respect and enjoyment of his customers saw him make many friends within his business. 

He met his final illness with courage and dignity. His love for his daughter Tracey and his adored granddaughter Emily gave him strength and happiness. The many people who called and visited were a constant source of enjoyment. 

Ralph wished only a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Community Care or Shelter of Hope would be appreciated. 

Condolences received at

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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

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SINCLAIR, Donald Harold, of Chatham, ON

Posted by on May 14, 2014

Donald photo (WinCE)SINCLAIR, Donald Harold, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence at the age of 57. Cherished son of Marilyn Sinclair and the late James Sinclair. Beloved husband to Amy Sinclair. Loving father of Sarah & Arthur Sinclair. Dear brother of Douglas & Cathy Sinclair, of Moose Jaw, SASK, Andrew & Sherry Sinclair, of Tilbury, and the late David Sinclair (2013). Donald is survived by special aunts and uncles Carol McIntyre, Harold and Marion Horneck, Joyce and Jim Patten and several nieces and nephews. Donald had a passion for caring for the environment, loving his family and believing in his faith. Donald was a kind individual with a dry sense of humour who was easily loved by others and was known to do the jobs that no one else wanted to do. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Dolsen Road. Donations in memory of Donald to the Carolinian Canada Coalition and St. Paul’s Anglican Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

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


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PATTERSON: Trudy F. of Woodstock, formerly of St. Catharines

Posted by on April 23, 2014

PattersontrudywebPATTERSON, Trudy – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Trudy Faith Patterson (nee Thompson) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Woodstock General Hospital.  Much adored wife of the late Gerry Patterson (2005), and loving mother to Myla Burman of Toronto.  Trudy is lovingly remembered by her siblings Terry Thompson (Sally) of Woodstock, Larry Thompson (Bev) of Assiniboia , Saskatchewan,  Shelley Thompson (Fred Gale) of Southey, Saskatchewan, and her brother-in-law Ken Paulson of Pincher Creek, Alberta, as well as her many nieces, nephews and special friends, notably Robin and Jane Wight of Mississauga.  She will also be missed by her many relatives in the Patterson family.  Predeceased by her parents, Doug (2003) and Patricia Thompson (nee Cowan) (2008) of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, her sister Patricia Paulson (1993) and a nephew Marcus Paulson (2005).  Trudy was a connoisseur of many things, and could hold her own in conversations of fine wine, food, fashion, décor, pop culture, politics, art, music and sports.  Her love of wonderful food led her to a successful 25 year career in the test kitchen of Chatelaine Magazine until her retirement in 2001 which was followed by years of teaching cooking at Strewn Wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Although Trudy left Saskatchewan as a young woman to make her life first in Montreal, and then in Toronto, before retiring to St. Catharines, and her final home in Woodstock, her roots as a farm girl ran deep and were readily evidenced by her great love of animals and her ability to make things grow.  An avid gardener, Trudy’s guests were often greeted by the profusions of pink geraniums that adorned her balcony.  Trudy sowed seeds of friendship and love wherever she went.  Her vast garden of friends is a testament to the great internal beauty she possessed and her love she so willingly shared.  She will be lovingly remembered by many.  Friends are invited to visit with family at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 7 – 9 PM and again on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 1 – 3 PM.  A celebration of Trudy’s life will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3 PM in the chapel with Rev. V. Jane Van Patter to officiate. Interment will take place in Saskatchewan at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated and can be made through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home,  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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RYCKMAN: Josie (Kerslake) of Exeter

Posted by on October 17, 2013

Ryckman, JosiePeacefully, at her home, on October 16, 2013 of Exeter.  Beloved wife of the late Mahlon Ryckman (1996).  Dear mother of Ron and Susan (Kellar) Ryckman of Iroquois Falls and Doug and Roberta (Neil) Ryckman of Calgary.  Dear grandmother of Sean and Sandra Ryckman of Ottawa and Mark and Renee Ryckman of Peterborough. Great-grandmother of Adam, Cameron; and Malin.  Missed by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Howard Kerslake and his wife Mary (Earl) and her infant sister Edith.

Born in Usborne Township, Josie and her husband Mahlon farmed near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 1954-1970.  For many years, she was a UCW member at Exeter United Church and at Mount Pleasant United Church (SK), where she was also the church pianist.  Josie volunteered with the Explorer Girls at Exeter United Church, Meals on Wheels and Town and Country.  She was an avid gardener and a member of the Kirkton Horticultural Society, showing flowers at the Exeter Fair and many flower shows.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11 AM with Rev. Harry Disher officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BANNERMAN: Edna Evelyn (nee Neil) of Stayner

Posted by on August 19, 2013

bannerman0002Peacefully on Friday August 16, 2013 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 101st year. Edna, beloved wife of the late Clifford Bannerman. Loving mother of Janice (Terry) and the late Ron. Predeceased by her siblings Ethel Sharpe, Bill Neil, Burt Neil and Gladys Currie. Edna will be dearly missed by nephew Eldon (Peter) and nieces Catherine (George) and Barb (the late Merv), the Neils, the Bannermans and their families. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Tuesday August 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 2 o’clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances in Edna’s memory may be made to the Jubilee Presbyterian Church. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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