PHINNEY: Keith (Dickson) of Halifax Formerly of Fredericton, Ottawa, Vancouver

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Keith D. Phinney, age 70, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the QEII Infirmary in Halifax, N.S.

Keith was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1946. He graduated from Hillcrest High and went on to study Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, later completing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Over his career, he occupied senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. He often gave in to his entrepreneurial spirit, working independently as a consulting engineer. He had a love of teaching and embraced opportunities to provide instruction in environmental science. An expert in his field, he was passionate about his work and was engaged in several projects at the time of his passing.

A person of unmatched integrity in his professional and personal relationships, Keith was sought for his advice and generously offered his time to others as a mentor, cub scout leader, church warden and volunteer. Recently, he brought his sensible, no-nonsense approach to bear as a member of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia, the Minister’s Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity (NS), and the American Water Works Association. He campaigned tirelessly during the last municipal election.

Keith was known for his quick wit and sense of humour and saw comedy in almost any situation. His laugh was infectious and could be heard for miles. An energetic, vital guy, he was happiest when cycling, canoeing, skating, skiing, camping with friends, and playing endless games of hide and seek with his beloved granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (nee Hewitt), daughter Catherine (Mike Blanchette), son Dave (Donna Hohertz), and granddaughter Isla Grace; his sister Cheryl (Robert Benson) and brother Wayne (Sandra); many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan (Jacqueline).

In accordance with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a date to be determined in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to Feed Nova Scotia (https://www.feednovascotia.ca) or Phoenix Youth Programs (https://phoenixyouth.ca/donate-now-through-canadahelpsorg-0).

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DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
ROBERT ALLEN DORRINGTON
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

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

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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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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GORMAN: J. Loren of Millville, New Brunswick

Posted by on November 30, 2016

gorman-loren-oval-resized-largerJ. Loren Gorman of Millville, NB passed away on November 28, 2016 at Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, NB. Loren was born in 1919 at Millville, NB, a son of the late John and Della (Hoyt) Gorman.  Loren was a veteran, serving with the Navy during the Second World War. He served as Mayor while living in Strathroy, ON and pastored several churches in the Strathroy area. After retirement, Loren and Lorna moved back to Millville where he was very community minded and a member of Millville RCL Branch #59.  He is survived by his children, David Gorman (Cathy), Maple Ridge, NB, Ronald Gorman (Anne), Hainesville, NB, Robert Gorman (Gail), Paul Gorman (Nancy) and Carol Arrand (William), all of Strathroy, ON; eleven grandchildren, Kim (Dennis), Brad (Sandra), Tim, Christine, Jennifer (Ryan), Andrea (Victor), Laurie (Erik), Julie, Correne (Liam), Jeff (Rhonda) and Stephen; eighteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Jewett, Paula Crouse, both of Fredericton, NB and Pauline Foster, Bowmanville, ON; a brother, Rev. Karl Gorman (Helene), Yarmouth, NS; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Lorna (Rozee) Gorman in 2006; three sisters, Jacqueline Gorman, Maxine Jones and Ruth Braun; two brothers, Earl Gorman and Arden Gorman and by a grandson Donald Gorman.

Visitation will be held at Flewelling Funeral Home, 585 Otis Drive, Nackawic, NB on Friday from 7 to 9 pm. Visitation will also be held at the Millville Baptist Church, 1469 Route 605, Millville, NB on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12:30 to 2 pm. A RCL Tribute service will be held at the church at 2 pm followed immediately by the funeral service with Rev. Derek Langille officiating. Interment will be later at the Millville Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald McGuigan and James Cookson.  Active pallbearers will be Brad Gorman, Brian Nicholson, Phillip Gorman and John Gorman.  For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Loren, the family has suggested the Millville Cemetery.

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GUITARD NEE DION: Mary of Dalhousie, New Brunswick

Posted by on November 18, 2016

guitard-nee-dion-maryMrs. Mary Guitard nee Dion from Dalhousie, New Brunswick passed away in Hawkesbury, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Guitard; the daughter of the late Joseph Dion and of the late Elenora Hicky; the loving mother of Glenda (Richard Duguay), Ralph (Pierrette), Carol (Gilles Cayouette) and Nola (Maurice Cormier); the adored grandmother of 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; the dear sister of Amelda (late Leo Furlong). She was predeceased by a son Kenny (Patricia) and two brothers. She is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephew, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held at St-Jude’s Parish in Hawkesbury on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 36, Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 would be appreciated.

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AKEY, Phyllis Dawn of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on October 28, 2016

 

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Early on October 15 2016 Phyllis Dawn Akey age 79, died at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site.  She was receiving treatment for what may have been a severe Crohn’s attack.  She had suffered with Crohn’s for over 2 decades, countless stays in the hospital, it got so bad that in the last 8 years she received TPN for 12hrs a day.  In the last 4 years her mobility was severely impaired by a much needed hip replacement, which her poor health prevented.  She fought so hard for so long, never the one to let others know just how much pain she was in.  Even on her last day when asked how she was doing, she’d say “I am feeling Ok”. 

Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” and adoring mother of the late Andrew “Andy”.  She is predeceased by siblings; Gordon, Roy, Sanford (Bob), Herbert & Jene.  Phyllis is survived by her son Donald of Brockville.  Siblings Ruth Blacklock (Fred), Callie Drane; and many nieces, nephews, and a collection of great and kind friends.

Phyllis met and fell in love with Bill while he was in the Royal Canadian Navy.  For her love he transferred from the Navy to the Canadian Air Force, and with that came their first posting, Cold Lake AB.  Phyllis got to live in and see this entire country and even Germany in the 70’s.  Phyllis’s three passions were her family, cooking & gardening.  Phyllis was a professionally trained Cook and Chef, with a real knack for baking.  She made some of the most wonderfully tasting deserts, you cannot image.  Her “Green” thumb was legendary, the variety of colors she coaxed from her African violets was astonishing, and she grew multi colored violets the likes of which will never see again.  Her gardens and flower beds were bountiful and beautiful.  I never saw her so happy after spending the entire day planting and caring for the front flower beds.  After reading an article about Brockville being a great place to retire, they came for a visit and fell in love with the city and its people.  After Phyllis and Bill retired to Brockville, Mom took up “Birding”, she loved watching all the different birds that came to the backyard to feed.  There was always a Mr. Red & Clara (Cardinals), Mr. Blue (Bluejay), and a “Little Mrs.” (Robin).  She longed for the return of the Robins in the spring & Humming birds in summer.

My mom always maintained a grace, conviction and determination that belied her demeanor. She was our foundation.  In her quiet, selfless way, loved and accompanied 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 seeing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. Although I may not told her enough, I loved her absolutely.

Cremation will take place with internment at a later day, in New Jerusalem NB (at camp Gagetown) with her Mom, Dad & Brother Jene.

In memory of Phyllis Akey donations to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada or Restorative Care Program at BGH Garden St, Canadian Diabetes Association; or a charity of your choice, would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Chris Barnett, long-time family friend.  Chris’ visits brightened Moms day and helped Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her health in recent times would normally have allowed.

In the last few years Phyllis’ world became filled with many Caregivers & Friends, that showed such love and compassion, they touched her life and she touched theirs…I thank you all.

Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BROWN: Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida

Posted by on October 25, 2016

barbara-brown-001BROWN, Mrs. Barbara (nee Peters), formerly of Fingal, ON, Astle, NB, and Florida, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Monday, October 24, 2016, in her 78th year.  Wife of the late George Leonard “Len” “Lennie” Brown (Feb. 15, 2013).  Mother of Tonya Martinez, and Erik Martinez Sr., both of Florida.  Step-mother of Janice Marriott (Don) of St. Thomas, Shelley MacKenzie (David) of Fingal, and Laurel McTavish (Brian) of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Tanya, Jerrod (Heidi), Kiefer (Irene), Angus, Leslie (Jessica), Beverley (Nic), and Erik Jr.  Great grandmother of Kayleen, Brielle, Alexa, and Konnor.  Sister of Glenn Peters (Patsy), and the late Christine Nicoloi (late Bob).  Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Avon Park, Florida, June 7, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Irene (nee O’Hern) and Lindsay Grant Peters.  Barbara worked in Florida as an investment broker for a number of years.  She was a Past President of The Junior Sorosis Club of Lakeland, Florida.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family gathering will be held.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Gratitude is expressed to Dr. Joel Keenleyside and the nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley for the kind, compassionate care provided to Barbara.

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HICKS: Mary Cleveland – Of Norwod, formerly of Hastings, Gananoque and Sackville, N.B.

Posted by on September 10, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at her home in Norwood on Wednesday September 7, 2016. Mary Hicks, formerly of Hastings, Gananoque and Sackville, N.B., in her 89th year. Loving wife of the late Charles Hicks (1991). Mary will be missed by her pet “Buddy”. Dear mother of Penny Cummings (Dwayne) of Buckhorn, Cindy McMillan (David) of Hastings, Danny Hicks (Julie) of Gananoque, David Hicks (Loreen) of Edmonton, Bonnie Di Pasquale (Mauro) of Cobourg, Betty Ann Murray (Shawn) of Norwood, , Nanny will be remembered by Clifford, Callie, Terry, Shawn, Jamie, Lisa, Danielle, Michelle, Christopher, Jamie, Michael, Sherri, Maryann, Joshua, Jessi-Lyn and great grandchildren Cassandra, Ethan, Sydney, Jakob, Jade and Brody. Survived by her sister Gwen Delaney of Sackville, N.B. Predeceased by her parents Grover & Katherine, two sisters and five brothers. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at a later date in Sackville, New Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre (c/o Sunnybrook Hospital) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

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LEADBEATER, Lloyd Murdoch of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 7, 2016

Leadbeater Lloyd for webPeacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Monday, September 5, 2016, in his 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Eva (nee Nevin).  Loving father of Janice (Tom) Bickle and Stephen (Elizabeth Zeller).  Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Jillian), Naomi (Mike), Luke (Alexandra), Jesse (Laura) and Hannah (Josh).  Dear great-grandfather of Elijah, Eve, Gracie, Kaleb, McKinley and Linkin.  Brother of the late Stewart, Alvin, the late Donald, Harold “Mac” and Elaine Coldwell.  Lloyd was a veteran of World War 2.  He was a minister of the Christian Missionary Alliance and several Baptist Churches throughout the Maritimes and in Ontario.  After his retirement, he continued his ministry as a Chaplain.  The family wish to thank Dr. Caldwell, Dr. Bayer and the staff of NHH.  A special thank you is expressed to the Extendicare staff for their many years of compassion to Lloyd. A special thank you to Helen Stewart, Lloyd’s personal care provider.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg.  A service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cobourg Alliance Church.  Interment Camborne Cemetery.  Donations to Cobourg Alliance Church or Gideons International would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ACKLES: Enid W. of Ladysmith Formerly of St John, Ottawa, Montreal, Montebello

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Chemainus – Enid Wilhelmina Ackles, aged 83 of Ladysmith BC, passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre in Chemainus BC with family present at 2:45 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Enid is survived by her husband Douglas; son Donald and his partner Karin; son Brian and partner Catherine; grandson David and partner Kai; brother Hazen and wife Murial; brother Ken and wife Joan; and sister-in-law Diane and husband Mark.

Born and raised on a farm outside St. John NB, Enid lived most of her life in Ottawa, Montreal, and Montebello Quebec before retiring to Ladysmith in 2006

Enid grew up on a farm outside St John New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Hazen, Ken, Lloyd and Fraser and parents Olive and Harry. After finishing school, Enid started teaching at the local one-room school before training as a registered nurse at the St. John General Hospital. Enid spent her life in service to others as a teacher, a nurse, and a volunteer. A wonderful wife and mother, her journey through life touched more people than anyone will ever know. Married for 59 years to Douglas, and with a career as nurse for nearly 50 years, Enid always put others first. In her later years as a nurse she worked primarily in palliative care and with nursing homes, ensuring the best level of care was available to everyone. Family was important to Enid, with 19 nieces and nephews, family holidays at the farm were a time for celebration and being together. Enid always had time for others, volunteering with the church, or taking holiday shifts at the hospital so others could be with their younger families.
Never afraid of a challenge, Enid learned to swim as an adult, took up skiing (downhill, cross country and water), became an avid golfer, and traveled extensively in Canada, the US and Europe.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Enid’s journey was peaceful to the end due in large part to their dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Her journey is now done, and as always she wasn’t in it to compete or win, but she still finished first. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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ACKLES: Enid W. of Ladysmith Formerly of St John, Ottawa, Montreal, Montebello

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Chemainus – Enid Wilhelmina Ackles, aged 83 of Ladysmith BC, passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre in Chemainus BC with family present at 2:45 PM on Tuesday June 7, 2016.

Enid is survived by her husband Douglas; son Donald and his partner Karin; son Brian and partner Catherine; grandson David and partner Kai; brother Hazen and wife Murial; brother Ken and wife Joan; and sister-in-law Diane and husband Mark.

Born and raised on a farm outside St. John NB, Enid lived most of her life in Ottawa, Montreal, and Montebello Quebec before retiring to Ladysmith in 2006

Enid grew up on a farm outside St John New Brunswick with 4 brothers, Hazen, Ken, Lloyd and Fraser and parents Olive and Harry. After finishing school, Enid started teaching at the local one-room school before training as a registered nurse at the St. John General Hospital. Enid spent her life in service to others as a teacher, a nurse, and a volunteer. A wonderful wife and mother, her journey through life touched more people than anyone will ever know. Married for 59 years to Douglas, and with a career as nurse for nearly 50 years, Enid always put others first. In her later years as a nurse she worked primarily in palliative care and with nursing homes, ensuring the best level of care was available to everyone. Family was important to Enid, with 19 nieces and nephews, family holidays at the farm were a time for celebration and being together. Enid always had time for others, volunteering with the church, or taking holiday shifts at the hospital so others could be with their younger families.
Never afraid of a challenge, Enid learned to swim as an adult, took up skiing (downhill, cross country and water), became an avid golfer, and traveled extensively in Canada, the US and Europe.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. Enid’s journey was peaceful to the end due in large part to their dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Her journey is now done, and as always she wasn’t in it to compete or win, but she still finished first. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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SONIER, Iva Mary (née Young) January 31, 1922-May 28th, 2016 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

SONIER, Iva MaryIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Daughter of the late Frederick and Mary (née Smith) Young. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Sonier in 2008. Loving mother of Joanne Bagley (Brian) of Sudbury, Donald Sonier (Denise) of Chelmsford, Ray Brideau (Yvonne) of Blind River and Ron Brideau (Theresa) of St. John, N.B. Predeceased by her son Gary Brideau. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Faye Langlois (late George). Beloved sister of Opal Zaitz. Predeceased by her siblings Melvin, Wilford, Clarence, Merle and Isabelle. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Donations can be made by cheque or online to the Alzheimer’s Society. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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KINGSTON: Robert of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 11, 2016
kingston robertMr. Robert Kingston from Hawkesbury passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Diane Kingston nee Legacy; the son of the late Christopher P. Kingston and of the late Ethel-Rose Betts; the loving father of Laurie (Tim Wayne) and Linda (Ian Hendel); the adored grandfather of Sacha and Daniel; the dear brother of Jean (Tom McPhee), N-S and Valerie (late Emery Caron) N-H, U.S.A. He was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.
He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration will held at a later date in New-Brunswick.

For those who wish, donations to the Arthritis Society, 2269 Riverside Dr. Unit 20, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8K2 would be appreciated.

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Cusson, James Andrew of Sarnia

cussonpicPeacefully with his wife Betty by his side at Vision Nursing Home, JAMES ANDREW CUSSON passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Betty (Walsh) Cusson. Will be missed by nephews Robert (Carol) Cusson of Etobicoke and  Craig Meaney, Paul (Lisa) both of Newfoundland and sister in- law Lucy Meaney.  Predeceased by brothers Alex Cusson, Carl Cusson, sisters Theresa Cusson, Catherine Cusson and brother in-law Bob Meaney. Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave. (at Charlesworth) Sarnia on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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WOOD, Doreen A. (Stevens) of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on June 7, 2016

WOOD, DoreenWOOD:  Peacefully, at her residence in Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, on Monday, June 6, 2016, Doreen (Stevens) Wood, age 84.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Wood (2012).  Loved mother of Yvette Brown of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Matthew James and Lisa Rosenow of Riverview, NB., Kirsty Louise and Adam Rosenow of Toronto, Nikki-Marie Brown of Toronto.  Treasured great-grandma of Sebastien, Oliver, Harriet, Ivy, Dayden and Coen Rosenow.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lily (Steele) Stevens, sister Patricia, brothers Graham and Robert.  At Doreen’s request, cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McCartney, John Lockhart of Sarnia

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

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CHESSER: Kathleen (Kate) of Mississauga Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Kathleen Chesser passed away unexpectedly on May 18th, 2016, at the age of 62. She is survived by her son, Andrew (Jessica), and siblings Allan (Lorraine), Margaret (Ted), Patricia (Jacques), and Rae (Ollie), as well as her nieces and nephews Chris, Colleen, Donna, Kim, Kristen, Matthew, Tammy, and Tracy. Kate will be remembered for her cunning sense of humour and love of cats. She cared deeply for those close to her and leaves a legacy of love and putting others’ needs ahead of her own. She is, and will always be, profoundly missed. There will be a small ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering for family and close friends at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 3033 Plum Tree Court, in Mississauga, Ontario.

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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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MCLAUGHLIN, Catherine (née Roussel) of Chelmsford

Posted by on May 17, 2016

MCLAUGHLIN, CatherineC’est avec grande tristesse que la famille annonce son décès à Chelmsford, le samedi 26 mars 2016 à l’âge de 90 ans. Épouse de feu Edmond McLaughlin. Fille de feu Gustave et de feue Amanda (née Mallet) Roussel. Chère soeur de Adrienne Plourde (Frederick Ploudre,prédécédé), Armella Cyr (Norbert Cyr,prédécédé)et Elaine Roussel. Prédécédée par ses soeurs Noella Roussel et Annette Mallet (Gerald Mallet)et par ses frères Léopaul Roussel, Merel Roussel, Zoël Roussel, Valerien Roussel et Zoël Roussel. Lui survivent ses nièces et neveux Suzanne Doiron, Collette Doiron (Greg Yasko), Michel Doiron, Robert Doiron (Noella), Claude Doiron (Chantal), André Doiron (Alain), Daniel Doiron (Prédécédée) ainsi que son beau-frère Wilfred McLaughlin. Lui survivent aussi par plusieurs nièces et neveux au Nouveau Brunswick et Saskatchewan. À la demande de Catherine, il n’y aura aucune visite. Une messe funérailles aura lieu le mardi 17 mai, 2016 à 10h30 à la Paroisse St-Jean de Brébeuf. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE, Chelmsford.

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TESSIER, Armand “Red” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on May 7, 2016

TESSIER, ArmandThe family announces with sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Loving husband to Sharon Leggett-Tessier. Survived by his first wife Marie. Son of the late Mederic and Marie-Ange (née Larocque) Tessier. Dear father to Brian (Ghislaine), Laurie Sykes (Mark), Michael (Carol) and David all of Sudbury. Loving step-father to Susan Steele, Tammi Olsen (Dennis), Ron Watkinson of Calgary, Steve Leggett (Michelle) of Windsor and Michael Leggett of Sudbury and late David Leggett Jr. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Steven (Jennifer), Layla (Sean), Amanda (Adam), Curtis (Jessica), Mathew, Nathan, Nicole, Brandon and his great-grandchildren Ivory and Aubrey. Sadly remembered by his siblings Rachelle MacWilliam (late Wesley) of NB, Maurice (Lucille) of Montreal, Mederic (Dick) (late Gisele) of Sudbury and Jean Marc of Windsor. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and his canine buddy “Buster”. Red started out mining at Garson Mine; at the same time built, and with the help of the family, operated the first gas station in Garson, and later became a successful Real Estate Developer. He was known for his big grin and twinkling eyes. He loved his camp at the French River, travelling and entertaining.  No stranger to hard work; he spent many hours in his flower garden after his retirement. The family would like to thank the angels that work at St. Joseph’s Villa Gardenway for the excellent care that Red received these last four difficult years and the compassion and attention to every detail shown to our family in Red’s final days was “above and beyond”. We are so very grateful. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Friday, March 18th from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday after 10 am. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St-Joseph’s Villa can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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CARON, Yvon of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2016

CARON, YvonIn loving memory of Yvon Caron, 84 years, who peacefully passed away, Friday, January 22, 2016 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Rachel (née Morin) Caron of Sudbury. Born in Lac Baker, NB., he was the son of the late Thomas and Yvonne Caron. Dear father to Nicole Caron (Shawn McGee) of Hanmer and Ron Caron (Kathy Raymond) of Wahnapitae. Beloved grandfather to Eric Jean and Veronique Jean. He leaves behind many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at St-Dominique Church, Sudbury. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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

Posted by on April 25, 2016

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

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CORMIER: Ronald Joseph of Markham Formerly of Toronto, Moncton

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ROBICHEAU: Brian M., of Aylmer, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

brian robicheau 001ROBICHEAU, Brian M., of Aylmer, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in his 62nd year.  Husband of the late Barbara (nee Honsburger) Robicheau.  Son of Helen Robicheau of St. Thomas and the late Donald J. Robicheau.  Brother of Donna MacInnis (late Norm) of Nova Scotia, John Robicheau (Nancy) of London, Lynn Taylor (John) of New Brunswick, and Shawn Robicheau (Lori) of St. Thomas.  Uncle of Jasmin, Melissa (Trevor), Troy, Scott, Ryan, Trevor (Susan), Mary (Adam), Christine (Jason), Diane (Dom), and Brent, and great-uncle of Jake, Cloe, Courtney, Ricky, Ainsleigh, Molly, Madison, Audrey, Emma, Hannah, and Drew.  Brian was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on May 16, 1954. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A public celebration of Brian’s life will be held at 74 Vanbuskirk Drive, St. Thomas, on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association 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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