BAKER: Marjorie Ida

Posted by on September 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marjorie at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husbands Donald Whitney of 33 years and Henry Baker of 26 years. Loving mother of Donna Hookey (Graham), Gail Dennis (Brian), Kathryn Whitney and David Whitney (Andrea). Cherished grandmother of Jason (Ashley), Garrett, Corey, Cameron, Mitchell, Jeremy, Meghan and Matthew. Dear great grandmother of Makinley. Predeceased by her siblings Carl, Bond, Olive, Hettie, Marion, Hazel, Greta, Lucy, Ralph, Stanley, Alan, Charles, Stephen, and Macdonald. Marjorie will be remembered by many extended family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Roberta Place Retirement Lodge for the care they showed and respect given to our mother. A Private Family Service will be held. Memorial donations to Bethel United Cemetery in Comfort Cove, Newstead, Newfoundland A0G 3K0 or Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through

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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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AVERY: Stella of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

AVERY, Stella….

Surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Stella (Baker, Stanford) Avery in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Herb Stanford (1990) and the late Elias Avery (2009). Loving mother of Danny Stanford (Pauline), Peggy Bowers and Linda Carpenter (Chris Caughlan). Cherished Nan of Alison and Christopher Stanford, Lisa and Robert Stanford, and Matthew Carpenter and soon to be great-granddaughter Violet Stella Stanford. Predeceased by her sisters Ethel Royal and Josephine Joy. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Interment in Hillview, Newfoundland. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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BURTON: Calvin of Puslinch, Ontario Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador

Posted by on August 2, 2017


Calvin David Burton
May 31, 1938 – July 05, 2017

Calvin passed peacefully away at home in the arms of his lifetime love, soul mate, and wife amid the warmth and love of their family.

Calvin was born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, and found love within his family at day one; the same love he shared with all that knew him over the next seventy-nine years. His passion for woodworking, his unwavering optimism and love for nature were an inspiration to his family and many friends. If one was fortunate enough to meet Calvin, there was always a desire to see him again. His unique personality was a magnet and always attracted positive energy.

Survived by his loving wife, Queen, of over fifty years, his daughter and son in law, Penny and Darryl, and daughter, Tracy. He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Lucas, Nicole, Brandon, Olivia and Ashley. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters; Joe, Vince, Bill, Mona and Rosemary and, in particular, his nephew, Jim.

Calvin was a well-accomplished professional electrician for forty years. He began his career in Glovertown; wiring homes in the 1960’s and then on to commercial wiring in Ontario in the 1990’s. Upon retirement, Calvin turned to his true passion, nature. For over a decade he passionately managed a family owned fishing lodge in rugged and beautiful Labrador. Guests that revisited Labrador year after year could not wait to be greeted by his contagious smile & colorful humorous stories. He was a champion storyteller. Somebody once said we should make at least one person smile every day, Calvin made everyone who met him smile. He was known for his unfailing courtesy and desire to help others create positive memories wherever he went. In the winter months, he could always be found whistling in his workshop, ready and excited to pass on his superb woodworking skills to his grandchildren at the drop of a hat.

Calvin was a doer of deeds and a dreamer of dreams. He often made things happen when others gave up. Life gives us all some special gifts…Calvin was one of ours.

A service in celebration of Calvin’s life will be held in Glovertown, NL later in August.

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MILLS, Roger “Eugene” of Brockville, Ontario and formerly of Bishops Falls, Newfoundland

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Mills, Roger Eugene

1950 – 2017

Passed away suddenly Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Brockville General Hospital in, Brockville, in his 67th year, Roger Eugene Mills formally of Bishops Falls, Newfoundland.

Predeceased by son Roger Jr.,  parents Cecil and Signee (nee Langdon), brothers Lloyd, Gary and Donny, sisters Marge, Pat and Rose and sister-in-law Glennys .

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories spouse Katherine, son Vijay (Nicole); daughter Vanessa, step daughter Robyn (TJ Cook) two very special grandsons Carter and Kaiden, brothers Dave (Juanita), Gilbert, sisters Marie (Rayfield Barlett), Michelle (Reg Sheppard) and a large circle of other relatives and friends

A Memorial Gathering for BGH family and close friends will be held at Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Funeral Service will take place at Hoskins Home in Bishops Falls, Newfoundland with dates and times to be announce. No flowers by request donations gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be made online at

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STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of London, formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, in her 95th year

Posted by on June 2, 2017

STEWART (LORD) – Mary Teresa (nee Belcher) of Mount Hope Long Term Care of St Joseph’s Health Care London and formerly of Gladstone, Crediton and St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her late residence on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Charles Lord and the late Rev James Stewart. Dearly loved mother of Anne Uhlmann (Peter) of Dutton, Theresa Forsey (Robert) of Newfoundland, Susan Jewczy of Waterloo, Christopher Lord (Sam) of St Thomas, Richard (Dick) Lord (Deb) of Crediton, Philip Lord (Connie) of Birmingham, England and Andrew Lord (Harriet) of Greenville SC. Cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings, Alice Louwry, Harriet (Jewy) Kingsnorth, Charles Belcher, twin Marian Crosby, Rose Greig and Patricia Lord. Mary was born in England on December 6, 1922, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Fields) Belcher. Mary served during World War II with the British Airforce before starting her own family, raising 4 children born in England, then immigrating to Canada to add another 3 children. Mary was a former member of Gladstone Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist of Exeter and then Eastwood Baptist of St Thomas. Funeral services to celebrate Mary’s life were held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas at 1:00pm on Saturday May 27th, 2017. Private interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations requested by Mary to Eastwood Baptist Church of St Thomas or the Canadian Bible Society. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.


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KIPNIS: Pam of Kamloops, BC Formerly of St. John's, NL

Posted by on May 11, 2017


Pam Kipnis was born in Salford, Manchester, England on October 11th, 1924. She left this world on March 10th, 2017, at Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. During WWII, she worked as a secretary and never lost her sharp eye for grammar and blazing speed on a typewriter. Pam Linder met Norman Kipnis during WWII in London, England. They married in London and, like many war brides, she followed him to Montreal after the war, crossing the Atlantic by herself. Pam worked and supported Norman while he completed high school and earned an engineering degree from McGill University.
They had their first child, Evan (Michele) while living in Atikokan, Northern Ontario but, Pam was ever adventurous so they studied Spanish together and Norman took a job in Mexico. They crossed into Mexico in 1956 when Pam was 8 months pregnant with Wendy (Nick); two years later Kit (Dana) was her best Mother’s Day gift ever. During their time in Mexico, Pam mastered Mexican cuisine, grew all kinds of things in her gardens, learned to give injections in case of snake bite, how to milk a cow, pasteurize the milk and make homemade ice cream. She even taught French at a local college for a time.
In 1965, they returned to Canada, eventually settling in St. John’s, NL. In St. John’s, Pam worked outside the home at several occupations and made many good friends. She was a secretary in the Folklore Department at MUN, an office manager at Planned Parenthood, a typesetter for Breakwater Books, and lastly she founded and helped operate 3F (Fun and Fitness after Fifty) out of the St. John’s Aquarena for many happy years. Pam and Norman were also in on the creation of the Open Group theater company, with Pam bringing her make-up talents to a number of productions. All the while, Pam invested countless volunteer hours supporting her children in their studies, swimming (competitive and synchro), and water polo.
Pam was a lifelong athlete: track and field hockey in her youth; tennis, golf, curling, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming were amongst her athletic pursuits later in life. She also loved square dancing and became a teacher and accomplished caller.
An avid learner, Pam was always ready to embrace new technology. She kept in touch with her extensive circle of friends and family via e-mail. Pam found every opportunity to practice and keep up her Spanish.
In retirement, Pam and Norman followed their grandchildren (Aiden, Chloe & Timo) to live in Kamloops, BC. Shortly afterwards, more grandchildren arrived – Jonah & Bryn in Kelowna and Zev & Gabe in St. John’s, NL . She was an avid attendee at her grandchildren’s birthday parties and events. She loved long walks with the family dogs. Pam always, always put family first and loved to laugh with her extended family.
The grandchildren knew they could always count on Pam for sugary cereal, wagon wheels, hot chocolate, cheese slices, cheez whiz – and a sympathetic ear. She was a mum to her grandchildren when their mum was not home.
Pam carefully cultivated a bower of flowers on the upper balcony of their Kamloops townhouse and a jungle of tomato vines on the lower balcony, keeping the Kamloops family supplied with fresh tomatoes.
Pam was small, grey (later white) haired and – we joked – tough. She could always be counted upon; nobody loved so unconditionally. We will all miss our Pam, but we are grateful to have had her indomitable presence with us for so long.
Predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sam and Charlotte Linder, step-father Herman Horowitz, brothers Lewis and Jack, and little sister Joan Wexler; Pam will be well remembered by her sister-in-law and dear friend Lola Ladin, nephew Sam Linder (Cindy), children and grandchildren and the extended Kipnis clan. Kit, Wendy, and Evan thank all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops for their excellent care of Pam during her last chapter and extend a heartfelt thank you to family and friends who all enriched Pam’s life.

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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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HIPPERN: Roderick Allan of Exeter, and formerly of Newfoundland

Posted by on September 13, 2016

hippern-roderickAt Exeter Villa, on Saturday, September 10, 2016 of Exeter in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Gloria Hippern.  Dear father of Roxanne and Stan White of Point Edward, Derek Hippern, and Jay Hippern both of Huron Park, Janette Hewitt of Sarnia, Laurie and Eric Daymon of Strathroy, and Jennifer and Chris Quirt of Oshawa. Dear grandfather of Maranda and Moe, Nathaniel, Dylan Jennii, Drake, Lana, Ryan, Justin and Jordan, Kallie, and Lauren. Great-grandfather of Noah and Taj.

Rod’s final resting place will be in Hearts Delight, Newfoundland. A Celebration of Roderick’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, R. E. Pooley Branch #167, 316 William Street, Exeter on Sunday September 18th from 2-4 PM. Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Parkinson’s Society of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

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CADENS: Ethan James of Winnipeg

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Ethan James Cadena, 16, died Friday, June 10th at Victoria General Hospital, with his father by his side. Ethan was born March 31st, 2000, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Jascper and Shielle Cadena. Greatly loved by all who knew him

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen (nee Larkham) of Ottawa Formerly of Cape Breton, NFLD

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge who passed away on Friday June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay Mary was often referred to as

Mary is survived by her daughters Kimberley (Vasco), Michele (Eddie), Tammy (Yvon), Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princes Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita. Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!
She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.
Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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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


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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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THOMAS: Sheila of London

Posted by on May 12, 2016

25007 ThomasTHOMAS, Sheila……

Peacefully at University Hospital, on Monday, May 9, 2016, Sheila (Warburton) Thomas in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Reverend J. Karl Thomas (2007). Loving mother of John M. Thomas and his wife Helga of Peterborough, David K. Thomas and his wife Nancy Hanna of Maitland, Reverend D. Karl Thomas and his wife Reverend Cheryl Thomas of London.  Devoted “Nana” to Matthew(Krista), Jesse, Stevie(Aaron Cameron), Cassy (Andrew Watson), Karly Lynn (Jonathan Hayward), Kalvin, Dylan and Michael.  Great-grandmother of Juliette, Emelie and Frankie.  Predeceased by her brother Phil, sister Ruth and granddaughter Erika.  Sadly missed by her brother Ian Warburton and wife Janet of Peterborough. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London and from 1-2pm at the church on Tuesday.  A memorial service will be held at Impact Church, 220 Adelaide Street North, London ON N6B 3H4, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2pm. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Impact Church directed to Haiti Mission. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RYAN, NOELLA of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on April 7, 2016

Ryan, NoellaNoella Ryan – of RR2 Atwood, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital, London on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at the age of 59. Noella enjoyed spending time with her family and loved living on the farm with her horses and dogs.

Beloved wife of Edmund Ryan whom she married in 2006.  Dear mother of Chad Carey (Cathy) and step mother of Sherri Ryan (Shane) and Tina Ryan (Andrew).  Special nanny of Mike, Sophia, Savannah and Alexandra.  Sister of Lilly and Brian Maughan, Gloria Gaudet, Yvette Doiron, Rita and Charles Melanson, Larry and Marilyn Doiron, Jackie and Gerald Hebert, Raymond Doiron, Al Doiron, Fernand and Sharon Doiron, Aline and Paul Smith.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Noella Ryan and John Fagan, Lloyd Ryan, John and Rita Ryan, Mike and Deborah Ryan, Madonna Ryan, Patricia and Wayne Walsh, her first husband Charles Carey and many aunts, uncles, nieces,nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Meunier) Doiron and brother-in-law Alfred Gaudet.

          Visitation will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family.

Special thanks to the staff at University Hospital for the compassion and care provided to Noella and her family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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Haggett: Marie of Hanover

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Marie Haggett, formerly of Hanover, passed away at SBGHC – Durham on Monday, January 11, 2016.  She was 82.

Marie was born in Safe Harbor Newfoundland on August 7, 1933 to the late Job and Pearl (nee White) Feltham.

Survived by daughters Linda (Michael) Hamm of Brockton, Denise (Richard) Vandever of Durham, sons Stanley (Alma) Haggett of Durham, Melvin (Gina) Haggett of Walkerton and Winston (Sherry) Haggett of Hanover.  Loved grandmother of Kevin, Steven, Tina, Duane, Deanne, Elizabeth, Seth, Ruth, Daniel, Mark, Carolyn, Matthew, Amber, Ashley and Amber Katherine, great grandchildren Madison, Emma, Zacharay, Abrianna, Kaylee, Natalie, Kaitlyn, Phillip, Ariel, Cameron, Olivia, Jayden, William, Austin, Joel, Micah, Christian and Alie. Also survived by sister Audrey Feltham, brothers Sam (Pat) Feltham, Bob (Ruby) Feltham , Wilmor (Sharon) Feltham, Colin Feltham and sister in law Irene Feltham all of Newfoundland.  Predeceased by husband William Haggett and brother Bram Feltham.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Revealed Word Tabernacle, Allan Park on  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:00 am.  Pastor Dan Olsen officiating.  Interment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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PROCUNIER: George W., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 5, 2016

PoppyPROCUNIER, George W., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, January 3, 2016, in his 92nd year. He was the eldest son of the late Dr. William Procunier and the late Minnie (nee Pugh) Procunier, and the brother of the late Edwin R. “Ed” Procunier. He was born in Lamaline, Newfoundland on November 15, 1924. George was raised in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and came to Richmond, Ontario in 1941, then to St. Thomas in 1942. He was a retired attendant at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, and formerly worked as a brakeman on the New York Central Railway. George was associated with the former Grace United Church, St. Thomas and was a member of Lord Elgin Branch 41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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FISHER: Patricia Helen of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on October 28, 2015

fisher0001Died peacefully on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 74. Patricia of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Frank Fisher. Loving mother of Larry (Jeanette) LaPierre, Dale LaPierre and Michelle (Glenn Newhook). Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Daniel and Nicole. Dear sister of Don Hounsome and Bob (Lyn) Hounsome. A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Patricia’s family. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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Laidler, Henry, (Harry) Gibson of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2015

Canadian Veteran InsigniaAt St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Thursday, October 22, 2015, HENRY GIBSON (HARRY) LAIDLER, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Judith Marion (Beacom) Laidler and dear father of Brian Laidler and his wife Sandra of Grand Bend, Nancy Violette and her husband Paul of Ilderton, Judith Borody and her husband Robert of Sarnia and Deborah Toye and her husband Gregory of Sarnia, cherished grandfather of George Ghobril, Darryl (Leslie), Robert (Ania) and Andrew Borody, Derek Toye, Andrea (Tyler) Whelen, Michael, Angela and Gabriel Toye and great-grandfather of John, Melanie, Parker and Hudson Borody, Oliver and Everly-Grace Whelen. Dear brother of Jean Hollins and Evelyn VanHoogenhuize and brother-in-law of Irene Laidler. He was predeceased by a brother Thomas Laidler and sisters Doris Cranston, Ruth Kirby and Eunice Therriault. Harry was a veteran of WWII in the R. C. A. F. stationed in Gander, Nfld. and had retired from Imperial Oil Ltd. as an Analyst and Instrument Mechanic after many years of service. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Monday October 26th at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 noon until service time. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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STOKES, Walter Joseph “Joe” of St. John’s, Newfoundland

Posted by on October 13, 2015

Stokes croppedBorn September 24, 1938 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, passed away on October 9, 2015 in Cobourg, Ontario.  Loving husband of Minnie Grace “Peg” Stokes (nee Matthews).  Devoted father of Walter Blair (Maria), the late Johnaton (Nelia) and daughter Sonya (Steve).  Predeceased by his parents John and Minnie Stokes (nee Walsh).  Dear brother of Michael (Angela), Mary (Dan Doran), Joan (Angelo Randall), the late Patricia (Lloyd James), James (Theresa), and Masie (Fred Giles).  Loving sister in law of Clarice Mills and the late Hayward and Hazel Matthews.  Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Ashley), Amanda (Rob), Joshua (Courtney), Christian (Monica), Keana, Kristina and Liam.  Much loved great grandfather of Kali Maria.  Joe will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.  A visitation will take place on Thursday, October 15 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg from 3pm-5pm.  In memory of Joe please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at 

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KERR: Phyllis C. formerly of Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 15, 2015

It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Phyllis. Born in Westville Nova Scotia 89 years ago, she left for a vacation to go back home one last time with her brother and sister in law only to develop complications and passed away peacefully with her family holding her hand.

Wife to the late George Kerr, cherished mother to Janice (Brian), adored Nan to Darren, Geoff (Patrizia), Chad (Jessie), Ashley (Chris), Tyler (Beth), Brittany (Chris), Kyle (Jen). Loving Great Nan to London, Alessia, Maddux, Lincoln, Makaela, and Leyton. Oldest sister of Stuart MacMillan (Maria), sister in law to Mary (Alfred) Rose. Auntie Bea, to many wonderful nieces and nephews who she loved like her own. Pre deceased parents Janet and Neil MacMillan, siblings James (uncle Buddy) MacMillan, Florence Turner, sister in laws Eleanor MacMillan and Marie MacMillan. Brother in law Frank Turner. Anyone who knew Phyllis knew she had passions in her life, first and foremost her family and then there was her Blue Jays. She loved a good game of poker and usually won and live life to the fullest. Phyllis had many wonderful friends and enjoyed everyone of them. She was tired and was called back home. Rest well Nan. We love you.

The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, MAIN ST., ODESSA 613-386-7373 on Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 1pm with Rev. S. Ambury officiating. Interment Wilton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke and/or Jays Care Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Milley, Clyde Wilson

Posted by on August 10, 2015

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Passed away at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at the age of 82. Clyde of Wasaga Beach, loving husband of Dorothy (Henry/Peardon). Beloved father of Loretta, David, Catherine, Michael and Wilson. Dear Step-father of Michael, Karen and Richard. Proud papa of Rachael, Jason, Adam, Sierra, Nathan, Stephanie, Thomas, Cole, Tyler, Rachel, Ryan, Michelle, Danielle and the late P.J. Brother of Nellie, Wally, Alex, Munden, Franklin, Linda and the late Irving. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. for the Visitation, followed by Memorial Service in the Chapel at 12 o’clock. Reception followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to Leukemia Research, Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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BENTLEY: Helen Frances of Belleville

Posted by on June 22, 2015

MomBentley, Helen Frances – peacefully at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Friday, June 19th, 2015 in her 89th year. Daughter of the late Gordon and Gladys (nee Candow) Dawe. Loving mother of Jacquie Fraser, Heather Fraser (Beth) and Sandy Fraser. Predeceased by son Cam Fraser. Dear sister of Gladys (Winston) Bussey of Roseneath, ON, Daphne (Bill) Greenslade, Heather (Gerald) George and Arthur Dawe all of Newfoundland and Harold Dawe of New Brunswick. Predeceased by sisters, Evelyn Patterson and Doris Murphy and brothers, Fred, William, Gordon and Lawrence Dawe.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Three Oaks Foundation or Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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