Posted by on February 15, 2018

BLAIR, Gayle – Passed away surround by family on Monday February 12, 2018 at Welland General Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her children; Todd (Wendy), Joe, Mark (Nicole). Grandchildren Cody, Dustin, Justine, Jacob, Jordan and Joshua and Great-grandmother to her Great-granddaughter. She will also be missed by step-sister Shelly, niece Samantha and many family and friends. Gayle will be remembered for her strong native, black roots and religious beliefs. She raised 3 sons on her own while putting herself through nursing school. She has overcome many obstacles throughout her life. Which shows her strength and character. She was a very caring individual and always put others needs ahead of her own. Those who wish can make a donation to Canadian Cancer Society (Women’s Research) in Gayle’s honour.

Family will receive friends at MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 419 Regent St. Niagara-on-the-lake on Monday February 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 as well on Tuesday 10:30-11:30 with a service following on Tuesday at 11:30 in the chapel. Burial will follow the service at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock. As per Gayle’s wishes her funeral will be held in Niagara-on-the-lake as she loved the beauty of the town.

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MOTTOLA, Stephanie

Posted by on February 15, 2018

MOTTOLA, Stephanie (Pihach) – Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at home with her family after a courageous battle with colon cancer, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Guido (Guy) Mottola (2010).  Devoted mother of Michelle “Shelley” (Gord Marchiori). Adored grandmother of Jocelyn and Katelyn. Dear sister of Margaret Leon and Ruby Anderson. Sister-in-law of Alma Dickerson, Mary Mottola, Jean Hetherington (Ken), Carol Mottola, John Mottola (Carmel) and Peter Mottola (Judy).  Mama and grandma to her extended family Nguyen and Tuyet Thai and sons David (Anna) and John (Tiffany) and their children; Liam and Alyssa. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Predeceased by her parents; Annie and Michael “Max” Pihach, brother George Pihach (Mary) and sisters Jennie Lemiech (Stanley) and Vada Scott (Wayne), sister-in-law; Betty Harpes, brothers-in-law; Lewie Leon, Murray Mottola, Alfred Mottola, Jim Dickerson and Jim Harpes.  Stephanie graduated from Mack Training School of Nursing in 1948.  She worked in Toronto, Stratford, Victoria, New York City and the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Stephanie became a certified Occupational Health Nurse and worked for Cyanamid Welland Plant for 35 years, where she met the love of her life Guy. She volunteered for 25 years at the Red Cross Blood Services Clinic and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St., Niagara Falls, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Scapular Church, 6557 Thorold Stone Rd. Niagara Falls, on Friday, February  16, 2018  at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment to take place at a later time in Stamford Green Heritage Columbarium.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Walker Cancer Centre through Niagara Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMAS, Orlin A.

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Orlin A. Thomas – Surrounded by the love of his family and friends, Orlin went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 12th, 2018.  Survived and deeply missed by loving wife Yvonne, brother Ken, son David, and daughters Pam (the late Jeff), Linda Cybulski (Dan) and Lori Tyrrell (Sean). Orlin’s pride and joy were his 7 grandchildren Stephen, Jessica, Jordan, Lexie, Holly, Matthew and Eric and his great grandson Gideon.  Predeceased by his parents, and nine brothers and sisters.

Orlin was born in Englehart Ontario on June 8, 1931. Orlin retired from Enbridge after more than 40 years of employment. Orlin will be missed by his church family at Main Street Baptist. His place was usually in front of the church playing his guitar and singing with the choir or in his quartet, or anywhere there was a microphone and an instrument to play. If Orlin wasn’t playing guitar or singing, you could find him in his garden, in which he took great pride. He played guitar with Pastor Evan Craig and “the Good News Men” at area nursing homes or for shut ins, and special events.  Dad has been practicing his music for his whole life and is now singing with the greatest choir of all, singing praises to our Lord in Glory.

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7-9 PM and Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 12-1 PM with a celebration of his life at 1 PM. The family would like to thank all the staff at Eventide home who have cared for Orlin for the past two years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Main Street Baptist Church, Brain Injury Community Re-entry or to Heart & Stroke would be appreciated.

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MORRISON, George Lawrence

Posted by on February 15, 2018

MORRISON, George Lawrence – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George (Moe) Morrison, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 86. He is survived by his best friend, wife and partner Mary, who has faithfully remained by his side for 45 years. Loving father of Diane Saccone. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kory (Julie) Steward and Kara (Jon) Steward. Proud great-grandfather of Chloe, Presley and Cassius (Cash) Steward and Marshall Steward Roch. George retired from Canadian National Railroad (CNR) after 40 years, then worked as a gardener for the Niagara Parks Commission. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed having coffee with “The Gang” at Tim’s.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. In memory of George, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Memories, photos and condolences

may be shared at www.morseandson.com

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FORTUSHNIOK, Alexander

Posted by on February 13, 2018

 

Alexander Fortushniok

February 27, 1935 – February 12, 2018

Passed away at home at the age of 82, 2 weeks before his 83rd birthday. He is survived by his wife Jan, his children, Tom (Sandy), Andrea (Chris) Lococo, Lyndsay (John) Castrilli, Gregg (Terry) and their families. Loving grandfather and great grandfather. Survived by sisters Sophie Tucker, Olga Gregor and Nellie Laginski, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Eagle Valley Golf Club, 2334 St. Paul Ave, Niagara Falls.

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COWAN, William Herbert “Herb”

Posted by on February 13, 2018

COWAN, William Herbert “Herb” – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Herb on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the GNGH at the age of 87. Loving husband of Shirley (nee Daigle) for 37 years. Proud father of Rick (Heidi), Bill (Elaine) and David. Step father of Court, Shawne and Tracey. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Will), Michael, Jeffrey, Amanda (Jon), Logan, Skyelar, C.J. and John, and 6 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Mae Rusk and his brother Bob (Judith) Coughlin. Predeceased by his first wife Wyn, his sister Gladys McVey and his brother Albert Cowan. He will be fondly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Herb was a real estate agent for over 30 years, and, along with Shirley, the proud owner of Jungle Land Mini Putt for 15 years. He enjoyed puttering about the house, camping and traveling.

Cremation has taken place and an interment of ashes will take place at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the MORSE & SON EVENT CENTRE, 5929 Main St. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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OAKE: Stephanie, of Niagara Falls, formerly of West Elgin

Posted by on February 7, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, February 5, 2018, at Hospice of Windsor, Stephanie “Steph” Oake, of Niagara Falls, passed away at the age of 32. Beloved daughter of Christina Oake (née Kieraszewicz) and step-daughter of Charles Pope.  Steph will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Elana and brother-in-law Ben Andrew and brother, Harrison Oake and sister-in-law Michelle.  Predeceased by her father, Christopher Oake (1991) and her niece, August Andrew (2017).  Cherished niece of Aunt Halina and Uncle Jim Bain, Uncle Andy and Aunt Laura Kieraszewicz and Aunt Wanda and Uncle Cliff Johnston.  She will be missed by many cousins and friends.  Steph attended high school at West Elgin Secondary School and later became a Pastry Chef after graduating from Niagara College.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, February 8th from 6 – 9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family.

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McLENNAN, Eric Leon

Posted by on February 5, 2018

McLENNAN, Eric Leon – It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Ric, who passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on February 2, 2018 following a brief illness. He will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, of almost 60 years, and his four children, Heather, Carrie, Cole, Jennifer, his four grandchildren Michelle, Anthony, Ryan, Kristen, and great granddaughter Ariel. He will be fondly remembered by Blair, Bobby, Debbi, Lloyd and life-time friend Thom.

Ric had a great sense of humor, a passion for classical music and was an avid Habs fan.

Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to the Morse & Son Event Centre, 5929 Main Street on Thursday afternoon, February 8th from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Niagara Falls Community Outreach (Kitchen) where he enjoyed volunteering for many years.

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

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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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DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BAUMANN, Ed of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

BAUMANN, EDWARD – The family sadly announces that Edward “Ed” Frank Baumann, age 56 of Sarnia passed away on January, 20th, 2018. He was the dear spouse of Lori Baron and loving father of Bryttney Baumann (Steve Teft) and granddaughter on the way Violet Eden Teft, brother of Richard and uncle of Danielle. Ed was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen and little brother Freddy. Born in Kapuskasing, Ed was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local #663. He loved his boating, water skiing, flying, his corvette and motorcycle. 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, January 26th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be on Friday and begins at 12:30 pm until the service begins at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made in memory of Ed to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BLACK: Evelyn of Welland Formerly of Fonthill

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Evelyn Ferne Black Young
Sept. 10, 1930- Nov. 29, 2017
Posted on December 1, 2017 by Kerry Black

Obituary for Evelyn Ferne Black (Young)
BLACK, Evelyn Ferne (neé Young)
Passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital at age 87. Beloved wife of William Grant Black for 65 years. Loving mother of Grant Eaton Black (Suzu Speich), Kerry Phyllis Black (Rodney Mitchum) and David William Black. Proud grandmother of Maureen Elizabeth Black, Stuart Alan Black, Heather Andrea Black and Scott William Black. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Carrie Young and her brothers, Carl Young and Donald Young. Evelyn was born and raised in Port Colborne. She married her high school sweetheart, Grant, in 1952. Evelyn was a teacher and Grant was a teacher and principal with the Niagara South Board of Education for many years. They moved to Fonthill where Evelyn stayed at home for 10 years to raise their three children before she returned to teaching. Evelyn and Grant travelled to Britain, Europe, Alaska, and numerous Caribbean islands. They also enjoyed spending time at the various waterfront cottages in Niagara that they owned over the years. After retirement, Evelyn and Grant spent winters at their condo near Clearwater, Florida and traveled often until Evelyn’s health precluded those activities.
Family and friends will be received at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, December 4th between 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by reception at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. Burial will take place following the reception at Oakwood Cemetery in Wainfleet. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Death notice for the town of: FONTHILL, Province: Ontario

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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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Burdett: William “Billy” Burdett of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of William “Billy” Burdett, age 79, announces his passing on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Will be forever missed by his wife and best friend Linda (nee Sparks) Burdett. Loving father of Mark Burdett and Jason Burdett. Dear grandpa of Hannah Burdett. Survived by his siblings; Herb Burdett (Janet), Gary Burdett (Diana) and brother in-law’s; Steve Sparks (Joan), Tim Sparks (Brenda), Bruce Sparks, Pete Sparks (Joan). Wonderful uncle too many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Ernest (Sonny) Burdett (1989) and his mother Christina May (nee Field) Burdett (1984), brother Robert Burdett, sister’s; Helen, Gail, Carol, Edith and Betty and father and mother in-law Ross and Joyce Sparks. Bill retired from Imperial Oil after 27 years of service. He loved to boat, travel and hockey and sports in general. Cremation has taken place. A  Celebration of Life will be held at the D.J. ROBB Funeral Home & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from on Saturday, November 25, 2017,  from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family.. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

 

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to www.drivercremation.ca

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GIBSON: Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

GIBSON, Mary Josephine “Jo” (née Mann), formerly of Wolfe St., St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Sunday, October 29, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Gibson (Nov. 14, 2013).  Dearly loved mother of Joanne Pearce (Jim) and Steven G. Gibson (Janet), and cherished grandmother of Melissa Kneeshaw (Dan), Jeff Pearce (Colleen), Laura Miedema (Matt), and Paul Gibson (Nicole), all of St. Thomas.  Proud great grandmother of Arlen and Jamie Kneeshaw, Abby and Alex Pearce, and Emily Miedema.  Dear sister of  Robert “Bob” Mann (Lola) of Fort Erie, Jim Mann (Alice) of Niagara Falls, Ted Mann of Kitchener, late Lois Detenbeck, and the late Shirley Walkom.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jo was born in Yarmouth Twp., Ontario on July 27, 1923.   She was the daughter of the late Louis Arthur Mann and the late Dorothy (née Elson) Mann.  Jo was a retired office manager at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon, October 31st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Central United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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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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www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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KIEFFER, Berdella Corinne (née Durrer) of Belmore

Posted by on August 30, 2017

Berdella Corinne Kieffer

February 23, 1924 to August 29, 2017

Mom passed away on Tuesday, August 29, with the grace and dignity she has shown all of her life. She was so happy knowing that her five children were surrounding her with love. We know that our dad, George Michael Kieffer, has been waiting for her to join him for almost twenty years, since November, 1997.  And ready to hold her hand since February, 2014 is her grandson, Jordan Ross Strickland.

She is so cherished by her children: Kevin Kieffer and Brenda Leahy, Janice and Paul Strickland, JoAnn and John Kennedy, Marilyn Kieffer and Wayne Evans, and Allan Kieffer. She was so proud of each of her grand and great grandchildren:  Kellen and Rachel, Liam and Ben Kieffer: Leah, Dave and Lila Allen; Colleen and Phil Kerneghan; Daniel Strickland; Michael and Patrick Kennedy; Matt and Jake Evans.

She will be missed by her sister Marjorie Schmalz, sisters- in-law Margaret Durrer, Kay Durrer and Virginia Kieffer, brother-in-law Don Fortune, and many nieces and nephews.

Mom married George Michael Kieffer on June 9, 1949. Together they worked alongside each other in their dairy operation, while raising five children. Although mom and dad did not have the same opportunities, for their children they encouraged, supported and instilled the life-long values of family and friendship, education, music, sports, work, travel, and giving back to your community. Mom exemplified this through her leadership in the CWL, Belmore Seniors Group, 4-H Homemaking, Belmore Curling Club, Director of Teeswater Fair, Belmore Women’s Institute, and the Belmore Happy Group.

After dad passed away, mom moved to the Bellehaven Apartments in Belmore.

She couldn’t have had a better place to thrive for the last twenty years. There was always someone knocking at her door to play cards, quilt, share Monday morning coffee, watch some curling or a ball game, go for a walk, out for lunch, a play or concert, or just sit on the front porch and chat. She had frequent visits from many neighbours and friends of all ages who loved to spend time with mom, which was especially important to her when it became more difficult for her to participate.  Mom and all of us knew we had several special people to call to check in on her, and that she was safe. We are so grateful for mom’s full life and would all aspire to be so fortunate.  We are especially thankful for Dr. Marie Gear, mom’s family doctor for over 30 years who shared our wish and supported us to keep mom in her own apartment.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday, September 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Keith Morrison as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Mom’s life at the Belmore Community Centre from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mom loved flowers, but we also know that she would really appreciate instead if donations were made to Jordan Strickland Family Endowment at the YMCA of Western Ontario, Wingham and District Hospital Foundation, Belmore Chamber of Commerce or Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Teeswater.

Our loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind.

 

 

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

Posted by on August 23, 2017

GRAHAM, Donald F., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband for 63 years to Betty (née Kimbel) Graham.  Dearly loved father of Kim Graham (Sherry) of Port Stanley, Mary Evans (Robert) of Truro, NS, and Susan Graham (Andrew Woodburn) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Greg Graham (Tiffany) of Union, Jenny Lee Graham of Port Stanley, Macy Evans of Truro, NS, Alexander Woodburn, and Angelina Woodburn, both of London.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Kellan and Ellis Graham.  Born in Exeter, ON, February 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald Alexander Graham and the late Lucinda May “Leta” (née Totten) Graham.  Don began his long-time railroad career in 1943, retiring in 1988 as a freight sales manager with Conrail.  He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Don was a long-standing volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  He was a member of St. Thomas Talbot Lodge #44, A.F. & A.M., Worshipful Master of Talbot Lodge #546, A.F. & A.M. in 1959, District Deputy Grand Master, St. Thomas District in 1974, a member of the Hi-Ro Shrine Club and Hillbilly Clan #59.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation or Centre Street Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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COLES, Kimberley Davis of Waterdown, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2017

COLES, Kimberley Davis

 

It is with heart break and profound sadness we announce the passing of Kimberley Davis Coles, 59. She passed surrounded by her greatest achievement, her family. Husband of thirty-five years Garry, Son Eric (Alison), and Daughter Elizabeth (Arthur). She is survived by sisters, Sherry (Jim), Nancy, Lesley (David), sister in-law Leslie, mother and father in-law Ernest and Eileen, sister in-law Verlin (David), ten nieces and nephews, four great nieces and nephews, and many great friends around the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and June Davis. She was grateful for the expert care she received from the Juravinski Cancer Clinic in Hamilton, specifically Dr. Jimenez and his team, as well the staff and team from Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). She bested cancer 2716 days, ovarian cancer only bested her one. At Kimberley’s request, there will be no funeral or service. In lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to Juravinski Cancer Centre, Ovarian Cancer Canada, or a charity of your choice.

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MEEBOER: Richard “Rich” of Corbyville, Ontario

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Meeboer, Richard “Rich” – suddenly at Bon Echo Park on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 in his 48th year.  Best friend and beloved husband of Lori Meeboer (nee Martin) of Corbyville. Loving son of Richard and Marion Meeboer of Vineland.  Devoted dad of Natasha Meeboer of St. Catharines, Anthony Meeboer, Abigail Meeboer, Bailey Kimball and Maya Kimball all of Corbyville.  Dear brother of Susie (Wayne) Kikkert of Stevensville, Connie (Steve) Parker of Jordan and John (Sandra) Meeboer of Beamsville.  Son in-law of Linda Martin (the late Harvey) of Corbyville and brother in-law of Lisa (Dave) Brotherton of Sauble Beach.  Rich is remembered as the Canadian Dad of Jenny Noh and Suzanne Lu.  He was blessed to come from an incredible large family and will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Rich was a valued member of the team at Vanderlaan Building Products of Brighton.  As a husband, father, son, brother and friend, Rich gave everything he had to everyone he knew.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday, July 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Rich Meeboer Memorial Fund online at https://www.gofundme.com/richmeeboer,  through the funeral home (cheques must be made payable to Lori Meeboer) or by visiting Quinte First Credit Union, 293 Sidney Street,  Belleville.

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CARTER, Flora Elizabeth “Tibby” of Grand Bend age 83

Posted by on May 29, 2017

CARTER: Peacefully, at her residence on Friday, May 26, 2017, Flora Elizabeth “Tibby” (Brunt) Carter of Grand Bend, age 83.  Beloved wife of the late Robert Daniel “Nick” Carter (May 18, 2014).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Deb Carter of Mississuga & her partner the late Tim Shaw (Aug. 4, 2016), the late Karen “KC” (Aug. 15, 2014) and Keith Liley and Rob and Heather Carter all of London.  Loving grandma of Daniel and Jill Bloss, Trevor Liley, Dylan Carter, Aydin Carter-Cotton, Jayme Wilkinson, Leeah Carter, the late Dakota Carter (Dec. 3, 2014) and Nick Carter. Dear sister and sister-in-law of William and Joan Brunt of Fort Erie. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Senator William Brunt and Helen (Richardson) Brunt and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marjorie and John Dobie.  At Tibby’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Time of Remembrance and Sharing for family and friends will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm., followed by a Celebration of Life and Reception at the Colonial Hotel, Grand Bend. Nick and Tibby owned and operated the Sun Shop, the Surf Shop and later the Lakeview Café on Main St. West in Grand Bend for many years. If desired memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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CLARKE, Harold of Sarnia

CLARKE, HAROLD – At Bluewater Health on Saturday, May 27, 2017, Harold Louis Clarke, age 70 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Burns) Clarke and dear father of Carrie Forbes and her children Parker and Megan, brother of Ron, Alvin (Celine), Lou Clarke (Tracey), Ann Clarke, Bonnie Cox and Cindy Farrell (Mike). Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Catherine (Kay). He retired as a painter/insulator from Bayer after many years of service. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Quackenbush, Beverly Ann of Sarnia

QUACKENBUSH, BEVERLY ANN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 with her loving family beside her.  Bev was born on September 11, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her family moved to Brantford in 1956 where she attended Central School, Victoria & BCI.  Bev moved to Sarnia in 1970 to go to Lambton College.  She worked at Bayview Chrysler Dodge as a receptionist for years, Agriculture Canada, then on to Community Social Services, ODSP, President of Local #123 Sarnia OPSEU for 14 years. Bev was an avid volunteer with many local charities. Bev was predeceased by the love of her life, her hubby Bill Sr.  Bev is survived by her sons Bill Jr. and his wife Kimmarie, Don and his wife Kim, and her daughter Jen and her husband Kevin, grandchildren Desiree, Ashley, Chelsey, Jordan, Hailey, Ariana, Aliya, Jaxon and Cashius and two great grandchildren Cohan and Jack.  Also survived by her sisters Diane, Carol and Wayne Fowlie, brother Gord, niece Tammy and her husband Steven and their children Felicia (Jordan) and Jeffrey, and nephew Shonn.   Predeceased by her parents Gordon  (1990) & Joanne (2005), sisters Kathy (1985) and Vickie (2007).  Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Sunday, May 14, 2017 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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