HAMILTON: Joan Gertrude of Ottawa Formerly of Saint John

Posted by on April 5, 2018


Joan, a long-time resident of Orleans, Ontario passed peacefully at her home on Saturday morning March 24, 2018.
Born in 1936 to Hazel and John Henry Allen in Saint John NB, Joan is predeceased by her parents, her former spouse (Edgar Hamilton – RCMP) and her sister Lil. She leaves to grieve her four children: Randy, David, Lorna, and Edward. Joan also had three granddaughters (Sarah-Anne, Daisy, and Calla) who will miss grandma terribly. She also leaves behind her good friend of over 30 years, Ted Larabie.
Joan was cremated on March 27, 2018 and wished to not have a public service. A private family ceremony will be held to spread her ashes in Summer 2018.

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MALLOY: James, Sidney of Mildmay, Ontario Formerly of Wingham, Waterloo

Posted by on March 29, 2018


It is with heavy hearts that we share that on March 27 after a short battle with cancer, Jim has passed. Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on February 12. He was admitted to Wingham General Hospital on Monday March 5 where he received wonderful care by Dr Moores and the nursing staff. Jim was loved and adored by his wife Carol, son Doug (Nancy), daughter Angie, son Steven (predeceased) grandchildren Taylor (Greg), Meg, Scotty, Paige, Steven and great granddaughter Brynlee. There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the near future. We will miss the sweet moments and how he always made us smile. Jim will live in our hearts and memories always.

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MILLS, Edith “Edie” of Tavistock, and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 26, 2018

MILLS, Edith “Edie”- Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, February 26, 2018 at PeopleCare, Tavistock. She is survived by her daughter Linda Mills of Woodstock and her brother-in-law Rev. Robert Mills of Halifax. She was born in Sunny Brae (Moncton) New Brunswick on September 26, 1923 to the late Gerald Donaghy and Flossie Atkinson. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Australia. Predeceased by her husband Rev. Ronald Mills (1974), sister Lillian Clapham (2011) and her in-laws Harry and Pearl Mills. Linda will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm. A complete funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 pm with Pastor Hannibal Muhtar of Huron Park Baptist Church. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or the Huron Park Baptist Church. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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WOOD: Edna of Mississauga

Posted by on January 23, 2018


Passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018 at Trillum Hospital Mississauga at the age of 87. Born February 2, 1930. Beloved wife of the late Duncan and loving mother of Eileen (Ken). Her wishes are to be cremated without a service. Her ashes will be taken to Scotland to be scattered with family. She loved her weekly bingo games and will be missed by all her family and friends.

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McBRINE, Richard George

Posted by on January 16, 2018

McBRINE, Richard George

On the 31st of December in 2017, Richard joined his beloved and cherished wife of 57 years, Marion Louise Spring.  He passed away peacefully at home surround by family at the age of 88.  He was a loving and devoted father to Deborah (Michael), Richard (Laurie), Wayne (Rose) and Robert (Joanne); and known as “Grampa” to Michael, Justin, Maggie, Kent and Devon.  We will be greatly missed by his caring and loving companion Mary and her kind and compassionate family.  Richard was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick on March 17th, 1929 to his parents, George and Florence.  Predeceased by his 2nd mother Ruth, his brother John and survived by his devoted brother Kenneth (Beth); all from Nova Scotia.  He will be remembered fondly by his sister and brother-in-law’s Eileen, Merle, Maurice and Harvey (Edna); and by his many nieces and nephews who referred to him as “Uncle Duck”.  Richard was a pillar in his community with strong ties to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star and St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  Thank you to all of the health care providers involved with Richard’s end of life care.  Special thanks for the decades of exemplary service and support from Dr. Hankey’s office and the staff at the Stroud Medical Pharmacy.  Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will occur in the spring at the 6th Line Cemetery.  To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m.  on Saturday, January 27th at the BARRIE MASONIC TEMPLE, 99 Morrow Road, Barrie; with a reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or any charity of choice.  Online condolences can be submitted to www.peacefultransition.ca

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

SKELTON, Cathy (Cookie) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2nd, 2018. Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley). Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie. Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken. Pre-deceased by parents Russ and Pearl Laycock, sister Betty Hayward and brothers Max, Martin, Bill and Ted. 

Employed 38 years at GE/Black & Decker and 11 years at Johnson Controls. Recent employee of Casino Rama and devoted volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and  Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions.

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and travelling near and far with family and closest girlfriends. Cathy also took great joy in participating in the lives of her grandchildren, whether it was trips to the zoo, taking them to lessons or work, she loved spending every minute she could with them.  Cathy’s overwhelming, generous and devoted support to her family & friends will be greatly missed. 

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ivy Orange Hall, 5099 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through peacefultransition.ca In lieu of flowers donations to the RVH and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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GOODING: Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

GOODING, Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Friday, December 1, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph M. “Dick” Gooding (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Eva Hurst (Al), and Ralph Gooding (Manda), all of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Becky (Allan), Katie (Jordan), Andy (Kate), Lisa (Scott), Eva (David), and Brian (Tiffany).  Great grandmother of Fiona, Brooke, Blake, Olivia, Luke, Jackson, Liam, Nora, and Sophia.  Sister of Marion Whittaker (late Ken) of New Brunswick, David Jackson (late Evelyn) of Sarnia, Chris Jackson, Jan Wotypka (late Mike), Tom Jackson (Linda), all of St. Thomas, late John Jackson (Bertha of New Brunswick), and the late Beatrice Ferris (late George).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in McDonald’s Point, New Brunswick, January 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (née White) Jackson.  Jean came to the St. Thomas area from New Brunswick in 1961.  For a number of years, she assisted her husband on the farm at R.R.8, St. Thomas.  Jean was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the PWA.  She was also a member of the Yarmouth Glen Women’s Institute, and a former longtime volunteer at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line, Central Elgin (corner of Ferguson Line and Yarmouth Centre Road) on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. James Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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MOORE, Leslie Llewella (nee Dewar) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in her 71st year at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, surrounded by her loved ones.  Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Richard, loving mother of Nancy Love.  Leslie was pre-deceased by her parents Rob Dewar, mother Jane (nee Curtis) and sister Krista, survived by sisters Signey and Lisa.  Leslie was born in Omemee Ontario and grew up in Montreal, Quebec.  She will be greatly missed by friends and family in Northumberland County, Toronto, Montreal, Oakville, New Brunswick, London Ontario, London England, County Cork Ireland and across the USA.  Leslie’s positive caring loving outlook on life and that special smile will be missed by all.  Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at the Best Western, Cobourg in ballroom B on Friday December 1st, 2017 from 2-5 pm.  Special thanks to doctors Broderick, Amin, Pepper, Xi, Ibrahim, Vaughan and Parravano and the wonderful nursing staff on 2B at Northumberland Hills Hospital.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017


Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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D’AMOURS: Denise of Montréal formerly from Edmundston in New-Brunswick

Posted by on October 24, 2017

Mrs. Denise D’Amours from Montréal formerly from Edmundston in New-Brunswick passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 61. She was the daughter of the late Rodrigue D’Amours and of the late Freda Fournier, the dear sister of Rachel Lévesque (Eugène), Louise D’Amours (André Carrier), Charles D’Amours (Catherine Taylor), Nicole Murphy (Patrick) and the HON. Marc D’Amours (Dre Lyne Arsenault). She was predeceased by one sister Charlotte. A sincere thank you to all of her friends who were there by her side throughout her illness and especially to Pierrette St-Pierre, a childhood friend who was always with Denise. She also leaves many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

The family invites relatives and friends to Alfred Dallaire Memoria Funeral Home, 1111, Laurier Avenue West, Outremont, Québec H2V 2L3 (514-277-7778) (www.memoria.ca), on Saturday October 28th 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration of life will start at 4 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 3000, Branch H, Montréal, Québec, H3G 2T9 (514-285-1600) (www.mbam.qc.ca) would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed at www.memoria.ca or www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

Funeral arrangements entrusted to BERTHIAUME FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario 1-877-632-8511.

Madame Denise D’Amours de Montréal, anciennement d’Edmundston au Nouveau-Brunswick, est décédée le samedi 21 octobre 2017 à l’âge de 61 ans. Elle était la fille de feu Rodrigue D’Amours et de feu Freda Fournier et la chère soeur de Rachel Lévesque (Eugène), Louise D’Amours (André Carrier), Charles D’Amours (Catherine Taylor), Nicole Murphy (Patrick) et HON. Marc D’Amours (Dre Lyne Arsenault). Elle fut prédécédée par une soeur Charlotte. Un merci sincère à tous et toutes ses ami(e)s qui l’ont accompagnée tout au long de sa maladie et spécialement à Pierrette St-Pierre, une amie d’enfance qui était toujours présente auprès de Denise. Lui survivent également plusieurs oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La famille invite parents et ami(e)s à la Maison Funéraire Alfred Dallaire Memoria, 1111, avenue Laurier ouest, Outremont, QC. H2V 2L3 (514-277-7778) (www.memoria.ca), le samedi le 28 octobre 2017 de 14 heures à 17 heures. La célébration en mémoire de Denise débutera à 16 heures.

Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, case postale 3000, succursale H, Montréal, QC H3G 2T9 (514-285-1600) (www.mbam.qc.ca) seraient appréciés.

Pour offrir vos condoléances par courriel électronique à l’adresse www.memoria.ca ou www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au SALON FUNÉRAIRE FAMILIAL BERTHIAUME, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, ON. 1-877-632-8511.

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WARNER: Clayton Edward

Posted by on September 6, 2017

WARNER, Clayton Edward

It is with deep sadness our family announces the passing of Clayton at the age of 35, on September 3, 2017. Partner of Stefanie Knott who also has left us. Buddy to Shane. Beloved son of David and Randi Warner, and much-loved bother of Lindsay (Diane) and Quincy (Michelle). Clayton was an awesome uncle to Saprina (Erik), Rori, and Jeremy, and great uncle to Ciaran. Dear nephew of Chris and Peggy, Brad and Corrine, Bruce and Sharyn all of Manitoba, Terri and Tim of St. Catharines, Lois of Fergus, and Audrey of Sutton. He was a friend to so many and will be sadly missed. Private Cremation. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12 p.m., until the time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers Clayton would appreciate donations made to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children’s Hospital.

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DICKINSON: Duane Carson of Comox, BC

Posted by on August 23, 2017


Duane (Dick) Carson Dickinson, 89, of Comox, BC, passed away on 1 May 2017 after a hard-fought battle with ALS.
Duane was born in Hartland, NB on 20 Sept 1927, the son of Frank Leroy Dickinson and Gladys Lillian Letson. Duane was a graduate of Hartland High School and of the Carlton County Vocational School in Woodstock, NB.
Duane married Sylvia (Betty) Elizabeth Stoneman on 16 Aug 1947 in Portage la Prairie, MB.
Captain Dickinson had a full career as a Canadian Armed Forces officer serving in the Air Force (commissioned from the ranks). Duane was one of the early Unix programmers that actually programmed defence systems for NORAD. He served in radar stations and NORAD bases across Canada and in the US until retirement and moving to Comox in 1978. He then served as a civilian member of the RCMP until his second retirement in 1993. He was a proud member of the Canadian Legion for more than 50 years.
He grew up on a large farm in Carleton County NB during the Great Depression, which taught him hard work, innovation and dedication. Make the most out of what you have. His technical understanding allowed him to build computers from components and become one of the most prolific 80-year-old family support techs around. Duane also enjoyed rock hounding, fishing, golfing (his hole-in-one was a highlight moment) and had a true passion for genealogy. He comes from a long line of United Empire Loyalists and traces back to passengers on the Mayflower.
Duane is survived by his spouse, Sylvia (Betty), his brother Robert (Bob) Dickinson, his sister-in-law Lilian Warke, his 4 children and their spouses: Janet (Ian) Hunter, Greg (Abbey) Dickinson, Karen (Ted) Benson, Gary (Dani) Dickinson, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and innumerable caring nieces and nephews, plus countless friends and acquaintances. He will be sorely missed and long remembered.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Gladys and 10 siblings, Buster, Clarence, Wendell, Dorothy, Patricia, Douglas, Peter, Austin, Myrna, and Stephen.
As per Duane’s request, there will be no funeral service or wake.
The whole family wishes to thank Veterans Affairs Canada, Island Health, Red Cross, Comox Fire Department First Alert, B.C. Ambulance crews and St. Joseph’s Hospital staff, family and friends, for their compassion and assistance during this trying time. Please join us in remembering Duane by visiting our memorial at the Piercy Mt. Washington Funeral Home site.

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SKOVMAND: George (Harold) of Osoyoos, BC Formerly of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, West Indies, Alberta

Posted by on July 22, 2017


Born in Calgary, AB, March 24, 1925, Harold Skovmand passed away peacefully July 27, 2009 in Osoyoos BC in his 84th year. Survived by his wife, Marguerite Skovmand and son Eric Skovmand. From an early age Harold dedicated his life to the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and as an accomplished pilot flew many mission journeys with other Christian Missionaries planting churches in northern Canada and the West Indies and as a Professional Engineer helped design and construct church buildings as he went.

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RAYMOND-COLBORN: Debra Ann of Lucan, formerly of Dashwood

Posted by on July 12, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in her 57th year. Loving sister to Ronny and Helen Raymond, Daryl and Barb Raymond, Heidi and Paul Madill, and Wendy Raymond and Willy Miller, and Tammy Raymond. Deb will be missed by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Daryl and Ada Raymond and daughter Tanya-Lyn. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Oncology department-Victoria Hospital, London.


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VAN ALSTYNE: Alma (Collins) Strathroy and formerly of Glencoe

Posted by on May 8, 2017

Wrapped in the love of family and friends, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy, , Ontario and long time summer resident of Turnbull’s Grove, Grand Bend, Ontario, found her peace. Born October 18, 1929 in Strathroy, Ontario to the late Edward Urquhart Collins (1958) and Alma Nevina (Neva) Lindsay Collins (1983). Sister of the late Bert Collins (2012) and his wife Freda of Sudbury and John (Jack) Collins and Isabel of Strathroy. Much loved mother of Diane Van Alstyne (Kevin Poole) and Lisa Van Alstyne, both of Glencoe. Predeceased by son Robert (Robbie) Van Alstyne (1969). Wife of the late Dr. William (Bill) Van Alstyne DDS (1975). Proud grandmother of Amelia Van Alstyne of Toronto/Glencoe, Kylie McLean (Paul Hawco) of Glencoe, Eva-Lyn McLean of London, Robbie McLean of Willingdon, Alberta, Josh Van Alstyne of Glencoe, Matthew Bryant of Strathroy, Mike Thompson (Terina Annis) of Oak Haven, NB and Lindsay McLean of St. Thomas. Special great-grandmother of Morgan, Jr., Lil, Carlie, Melissa, Zach, Camryn, Lauren and Nathan. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Cherished by in-laws Carol, Marnie and Dave. Special friend of Judy Crandon and family. Please gather at 2:15 pm at the Van Heck Funeral Home Glencoe, Wednesday, May 10 to join the procession to Strathroy Cemetery for the 3:00 pm graveside service. The family invites you to an open house Saturday, May 13, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glencoe (lower level) to share memories.

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

Posted by on February 23, 2017


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


Obituary for Bobby 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


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


phyllis-akeyAKEY, Phyllis Dawn

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.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca




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