KEEPING: Brian Clyde of Exeter and formerly of Newfoundland

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Peacefully at his home, on Thursday, April 12, 2018 of Exeter and formerly of Ramea, Newfoundland in his 68th year.  Cherished and loved husband of Una (Cutler) Keeping for over 45 years.  Loving father of Sabrina (Howard) Wesley of Parry Sound and Jody (Doug) Couch of Santa Cruz California.  Dear grandfather of Liam and Lucy; Andrew, Benjamin, Wes and Colleen.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Edwin and Ruby Keeping, Lionel and Mary Keeping, Glenn and Darlene Keeping all of Newfoundland, and Derek and Cathy Cutler of Yellowknife.  Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Beulah Keeping and sister Wanda.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter on Saturday, April 21st from 10-11 AM where a memorial service will be held at 11 AM.  Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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CIREZ: Juan ALberto of Calgary Formerly of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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In the town of Caimanera, Guantánamo Province, Cuba on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Juan Alberto Cirez, age 46 of the City of La Romana, Dominican Republic passed away. He was the loving husband of the Rhonda Deanne Cirez and dear father of Emma Janice Harvey. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held at the foot of the Sierra Maestra on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Private ceremony to spread the ashes was held onsite immediately after the ceremony.

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COBBE, Eleanor of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Peacefully at her son’s home in Newfoundland on Saturday January 13th, 2018 in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Cobbe.  Loving mother of Karen Cobbe, Scott Cobbe (Faye), Andrew Cobbe (Minnie) and Stephen Cobbe (Kathy).  Dear grandmother of Kelsey, Liam, Niall, Kayla, Jaycee and Nicole.  Great grandmother of Karson, Brooklyn, Octavia and Rory.  Sister of Joyce Allen, Fred Duvall, George Duvall, Alice Samulack and James Duvall.  A memorial service will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Sunday January 21st at 6 pm.  If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Norman: Wayne Paul of Sarnia

Peacefully at home WAYNE PAUL NORMAN age 64, of Sarnia passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Loving father of Paul (Lorraine) Norman and James Norman. Will be missed by his sister Faye (Dave) House and Rosalyn (Rick) Kingston. Uncle of Melanie, Ryan, Chelsea, Sabrina and Johnathon. Predeceased by his mother Theresa Norman and his brother Gary and his ex – wife Janet Norman. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the evening between the hours of 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice 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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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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Blagdon: Captain William (Oscar) of Rockwood, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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October 12,1938 – December 15,2017
It is with sadness, we the family regret to announce the passing of Captain William (Oscar) Blagdon at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is predeceased by: Sarah; mother: Onslow; father: Roland;brother (Beatrice): Winnie Price;sister: Rita Mary Mayo;sister:Albert and Carmen (Sonny)of Nova Scotia and grandsons Aaron and Jordan Whelan.
He leaves to mourn with fond memories his loving sons: William (Bill)(Madeline and sons Bill and Damien); David (Cindy and son Dylan; daughters Krista, Ashlee & Alyssa Grace and her daughter Annabella Moore); Gordon (Anne Marie and daughters Katelynn and Madison)
Daughters: Debby (Bert) (children Phillip & Kayla Whelan and her children Hailee, Brady & Jaxon); Donna and son Jacob; Deeanne (Moe) Bouchard and (daughters Kelsey & Kathleen Savoi and her daughter Marelie) ;.
Brothers,Fred (Nora and children; Onslow (Bessie and children) and sister Sadie Snook and children . Very special friend Carrie,her daughters and their children as well as so many other close friends that are too many to mention for fear of missing one but they know who they are.

Remember Me
Don’t remember me with sadness,
Don’t remember me with tears,
Remember all the laughter,
We’ve shared throughout the years.

Now I am contented,
That my life it was worthwhile,
Knowing that I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.

When you are walking down the street,
And you’ve got me on your mind,
I’m walking in your footsteps,
I am only half a step behind.

So please don’t be unhappy,
Just because I’m out of sight,
Remember that I’m with you,
Each morning, noon and night.

Memorial service will take place in 2018 in his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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COURTS, Regina Maria “Jean” (née Ford) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Regina Maria “Jean” Courts (née Ford) of Teeswater, passed away peacefully, at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 in her 74th year.

Born in Bell Island, Newfoundland on January 9th, 1944.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Courts who predeceased her in 2011.

Dear mother of Geraldine Brodt of Teeswater.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michael Courts (Laura) and Katelyn Brodt, step-niece Mary and great-grandsons Tyson and Bentley.

Cherished daughter of Mary Ford of Newfoundland.

Dear sister of Alice and Charles Hanarhan of St. Phillips, Gordon and Darlene Ford of Mississauga, Maureen and Keith Bullock of Flesherton, Gerry and Kathy Ford of Bell Island, Ron and Jackie Ford of Bell Island, Lorraine and Fred Crane of Erin, Jerome and Kim Ford of Norval, Michael and Marylin Ford of Caledon, Sharon and Morris Madore of Brampton, Jacqueline Ford of Bell Island and Judith and George Pitts of Bell Island.

Fondly remembered by her god-daughter Dianne Mills, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Predeceased by her father Bill Ford, son-in-law Wayne Brodt and sister Dianne Ford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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VEY: Blanche (Rowsell)

Posted by on November 20, 2017

VEY, Blanche (Rowsell) passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Friday November 17, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Blanche was the beloved wife of 66 years to Cyril; dear mother of Bill (Shelley): and loving grandmother to Ryan and Trinity. She was predeceased by her son Gary; her siblings Marie, Elmo, and Louise. She will be remembered by her brother Tom Rowsell, was a special aunt to many cherished nieces and nephews, as well as a devoted companion to her cat Jackie. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home Beaverton, on Saturday November 25, 2017 from 10:30 am till time of memorial service at 11:30 am  If so desired, donations in memory of Blanche can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, local SPCAs or a charity of your choice. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

 

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JOHNSON, William “Bill”

Posted by on November 19, 2017

 Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on November 17, 2017 in his 69th year. Loving husband to Patricia for 41 years. Loving father of Rodney and the late Brenda. Cherished grandfather of Samantha Glenney and Robert Johnson. He will be sadly missed by Trina (Alan) Murray and Tara Lee Fox and his brothers Frank, Garfield and Cyril. Friends may call at NORTHWEST BARRIE UNITED CHURCH (464 Ferndale Drive Barrie) on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 1 o’clock p.m. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Northwest Barrie United Church or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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PELEGRIS: Alice of Toronto Formerly of Catalina Newfoundland

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Alice Maud Pelegris (formerly Alice Maud Keel) passed away on September 10 while asleep and in the presence of her closest family,

Daughter of James and Cecilia Keel, she was born in Bonavista Newfoundland, grew up first in Catalina Newfoundland and then moved to Toronto with her family as a child. She is survived by her husband, Spiros; children, Peter, Rebecca and Andrew Pelegris; and brother, William Keel.

Having been born with a heart defect and living with its consequences throughout her life, Alice overcame the expectations of her doctors to volunteer, start a career and raise a family. Despite the pressures of her health and family, Alice continued to volunteer at church and schools. She was talented in knitting, sewing and cooking and was actively invested in the success of her children.

Alice will be missed by her family and friends, but has touched the lives of many more and left a lasting impact that will always remain.

Visitation at the PAUL O’CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Pharmacy and Warden) on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in our chapel at 11 a.m. and Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

As a believer in the importance of helping others, it is suggested that her memory be honoured with a donation to the Scott Mission or Doctors Without Borders.

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Allen; Olive Emily (nee Taylor) of Flesherton resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Olive Allen, resting Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Allen; Olive Emily

Peacefully, surrounded by her family and lots of love,  Olive passed away at home in Flesherton on September 25.  Beloved wife of over 66 years to George Joseph Allen predeceased on July 31, 2017. Loving mother of David(Kathryn Blundon) of Newfoundland, Paul(Wilda) of Flesherton, Lyn Allen(Chris Kastein) of Dundalk and the late Leslie Allen. Loved and remembered as Grandma or Nana to Kris(Jill), Jessica, Aimee(Jeff) McEachern, Lauretta, Danielle(JP) Smits, Natalie(Isaac) Pascucci, Justin and Bailey Trudgeon. Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Killian, Elijah, Madeline, Rachael, Josh, Josiah, Liam, Gabrielle and Sophia. Dear sister of Jean and Syd of England. Olive will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Life Story:

Olive was born in London, England on November 12, 1931 to Charlie and Emily Taylor.  Olive worked in a children’s nursery and then began her career as a professional dress maker.  Olive met the love of her life and they married in 1950. They, along with the two boys, moved to Canada in 1959 and expanded their family to include 2 girls. Olive enjoyed volunteering, contributing her time and talent to the UCW, 4H, The Agricultural Society and The Horticultural Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and flower arranging.   Most of all, Olive enjoyed her family and her garden.  She spent hours perfecting her garden which was included in a garden tour to be enjoyed by many.  She and George turned their love of antiques into a successful antique business called Cobwebs Antiques in Flesherton.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton, on Thursday, September 28 from 7-9pm. Memorial service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11am. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Flesherton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation Cancer Care Unit would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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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 adamsfuneralhome.ca

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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.

Please sign the Tribute Wall at

www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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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 www.amgfh.com

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

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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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 www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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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

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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
“Nellie”.

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 www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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